Win the Ultimate Trip to Toronto!
Let's play 'Never Have I Ever.' From must-visit attractions, museums and galleries, to diverse restaurants that bring the world’s kitchens to you, to our boutique shops, neighbourhoods and malls, now's your chance to reconnect and explore a different side of Toronto like never before. There's so much to discover around every corner—and we've teamed up with Porter Airlines to help you experience it.
One lucky winner will get to play the ultimate game of Never Have I Ever in Toronto. Fly away with two direct return flights from Ottawa to Toronto on Porter Airlines. You'll land at the doorstep of the city at Billy Bishop Airport, so you won't waste any time starting the action. Stay in style with two nights free at the Le Germain Hotel, with complimentary breakfast and a four-course dinner for two with wine pairings delivered right to your room. We're also including two all-access Toronto CityPASS tickets and a $200 dining gift card, so you can cross everything off your #NeverHaveIEverTO list!
Sound like fun? See the full contest rules and regulations for more details.
THE IMPORTANT STUFF
Entry Period starts on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET and ends Monday, November 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM ET ("Contest Period").
This Contest is being conducted by DESTINATION TORONTO, which is located at 207 Queen’s Quay West, Suite 405 – Toronto, Ontario, M5J 1A7 Canada (the “Sponsor”).
The Contest is open to only those of legal drinking age in the province of Ontario and residing in Ottawa, Ontario. The directors, employees, contractors, agents and representatives of the Sponsor, Porter Airlines and Le Germain Hotels, its affiliates and/or subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agents and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.
HOW TO ENTER
Participants may enter the Contest using a personal Instagram account.
To enter via Instagram:
As a registered Instagram account holder, a participant must:
- Become a follower (a “Follower”) of the official @destination_toronto and @porterairlines channels (the “Channel”) on Instagram.
- During the Contest Period, post a comment on the official Channel contest post using their account to tag another Instagram user.
No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest.
There is no limit on the number of original entries per person. Entries that do not comply with the terms of the Contest will result in disqualification. Incomplete, illegible, false, deceptive, copied or irregular entries and entries that have been submitted through illicit means are not eligible. Sponsor does not assume any responsibility for technical defects, errors, and/or lost or delayed submissions. The use of any device or method to automate the entry process and/or to artificially increase the odds of winning is prohibited and these entries will be deemed ineligible by the Sponsor. The Sponsor is not responsible for any errors or omissions in printing or advertising this Contest.
In the event of an identity dispute, entry will be considered made by the registered owner of the Instagram account or email address used for entry. “Registered owner” is defined as the natural person who is assigned the social media account or email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization, which is responsible for assigning addresses or the domain associated with the submitted address.
PRIZE(S) & SELECTION PROCESS
All prizes are awarded “as-is”. No substitutions will be allowed. If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these rules, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value, as determined in its sole discretion. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. The prizes will be awarded to the winner via personal email and/or by registered mail. All prizes are not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. All decisions are final. All federal, provincial and local tax liabilities are the responsibility of the winners.
GRAND PRIZE SELECTION PROCESS
The single grand prize includes: two (2) vouchers for Porter Airlines that are redeemable for Freedom fares from Ottawa to Toronto including taxes (valued at approximately $1,250); one two-night stay at Le Germain Hotel Toronto (30 Mercer St.) for the ‘In-Room Gastronomy Package’ including an ultra-comfortable room, 4-course dinner for two (2) from Victor restaurant served in your room, a bottle of wine selected to pair with the courses served, Continental Breakfast for two guests (per day), Wi-Fi access, and flexible check out time (valued at approximately $1,100 for two  people for two  nights, blackout dates apply); two (2) Toronto CityPASS tickets valued at approximately $190 and one (1) restaurant gift card valued at $200 (the "Grand Prize"). The total approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $2740. Any difference in the stated approximate retail value of the Grand Prize and the actual value of the Grand Prize will not be awarded to the winner.
One (1) eligible entrant will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period.
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
The announcement of a Grand Prize winner will be made on Destination Toronto social media channels by the Sponsor and the Grand Prize winner will be contacted via social media or email by the Sponsor ("winning grand prize notification"). If the Grand Prize winner does not respond to the winning grand prize notification to collect their Grand Prize within 72 hours of being contacted, is found to be ineligible, does not comply with these Official Rules or declines to accept the Grand Prize, the Grand Prize winner may be disqualified in the Sponsor's sole discretion, and in such case the Sponsor will award the Grand Prize to the next randomly selected entrant. The Grand Prize winner is responsible for checking their communications from the Sponsor whether via email or social media.
To be declared a Grand Prize winner, the selected contestant must first: (a) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question that will be arranged at the time of the winning notification and administered over the phone or via email at a mutually arranged time and date; (b) be in compliance with these Official Rules; and (c) sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release form within 7 days of its having been sent by the Sponsor. Failure to meet any of the foregoing conditions will result in the announced Grand Prize winner automatically forfeiting their Grand Prize and nothing will be offered in its place.
If a winning prize notification or winning grand prize notification or a prize is returned as undeliverable for any reason, the applicable prize will be awarded to the next randomly selected entrant.
RIGHTS AND OWNERSHIP
Through participating in this Contest, you give the right to the Sponsor and tourism partners to use your name in marketing or branding content as they see fit.
The Sponsor and all tourism partners shall have full right and power to copy, publish, broadcast, display, distribute, use, edit, translate, alter, combine with other content, reuse and adapt any or all portions of the entries in any way and for any purpose whatsoever, at any time, now or in the future, in any media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in any manner whatsoever and for any purpose.
COMMENTS ON POSTS
The Sponsor reserves the right to delete or untag any posts or comments on any social media platforms or its website, for any reason. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about the Sponsor, or other people, products or companies or communicate messages or images inconsistent with Destination Toronto social media moderation policies or positive goodwill to which the Sponsor associates. To access the Destination Toronto social media policy see: https://www.destinationtoronto.com/privacy-policy/
The Sponsor reserves the right to monitor and will monitor or screen entries and delete, if required in its sole discretion. By entering, you acknowledge that your entry may be posted on the Sponsor’s social media, website or other media pages, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
All participants in the Contest shall be bound by these Official Rules; by entering, all participants agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions herein and to the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. The entrant further agrees that the Sponsor, including its agents, representatives and those associated with them may communicate with the entrant regarding his or her participation in the Contest via electronic message or otherwise.
The Sponsor holds the right to cancel or change the contest, any of its arrangements, or the schedule or terms at any time without notification at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Any amendments to these Official Rules will be posted on the Website. If for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, for any reason, that Sponsor or its agents deem could corrupt or affect the administration, fairness, security or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, modify, suspend or terminate the Contest, and/or select the winners from among the eligible entries received prior to the action, or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by the Sponsor. All federal, provincial and local rules and regulations apply to the Contest. The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
By entering, each entrant agrees to hold harmless the Sponsor, as well as its respective directors, officers and employees (the “Contest Parties”) from all liability whatsoever, and waive and release such Contest Parties from any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional arising out of or in connection with the event or acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of any prize, participation in any promotion-related activity, or participation in the promotion, whether under a theory of contract, torts (including, without limitation, negligence), warranty, or any other theory of cause of action.
The Contest Parties assume no liability for any loss, damage or injury, including without limitation: (i) lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, late, destroyed, illegible or incomplete entries; (ii) loss, theft or damage to software or computer or telephone data, including any breach of privacy; (iii) fraudulent calls; (iv) inability of any person to participate in the Contest for any reason including mistaken addresses on mail or e-mail; technical, computer or telephone malfunctions or other problems with computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, or software; congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination of the foregoing; (v) damage to any person’s computer, including as a result of playing or downloading any material relating to the Contest; (vi) any delay or inability to act resulting from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the organizations and businesses whose services are used to administer this Contest; or (vii) prizes that are lost, damaged or misdirected during shipping.
Each winner shall sign a release declaring their eligibility of these rules and shall grant the Sponsor the right to use their name and photo for advertising and promotional purposes related to this Contest without notice or further compensation other than the prize.
If the identity of a contestant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the social media account or the email address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the contestant. The individual assigned to the social media account or the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted email address is considered the authorized account holder. A selected contestant may be required to provide proof that (s)he is the authorized account holder of the social media account or e-mail address associated with the selected entry. All entries must be submitted from a social media account or valid e-mail account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry via the Destination Toronto website in this Contest will be the Contest server.
The Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram, nor is Instagram associated with this promotion in any way. By entering, you acknowledge that Instagram bears no responsibility for this promotion and you acknowledge that Instagram bears no liability whatsoever in connection with this promotion. You understand that you are providing information to the Sponsor and not to Instagram. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Sponsor, and not to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
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