Twitter Contests and Giveaways
Twitter Contests and Giveaways
CONTEST SPONSOR: Dundurn Press Ltd., 500-3 Church Street, Toronto ON, M5E 1M2
HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contests will be announced on the @dundurnpress Twitter feed. Starting date and time for any contest and any specific instructions for entries will also be announced here or on Twitter.
To participate in a contest, follow the instructions below for each contest type, and all other instructions announced with that contest. For example, if a contest on @dundurnpress asks for the correct answer to a question and designates the hashtag #DundurnContest, the correct answer would be “[ANSWER] #DundurnContest.”
@dundurnpress conducts contests of the following three types:
General Speed Contests:
To enter, respond to Dundurn’s contest offer by tweeting #DundurnContest before the specified closing date and time.
Retweeting Random Draw Contests:
To enter, respond to Dundurn’s contest offer by retweeting the specified post on the @dundurnpress Twitter feed before the specified closing date and time. To retweet a post, either click on the retweet button or copy the post into your Twitter feed update box and preface the posting with RT @dundurnpress.
Call to Action Random Draw Contests (ie. Q&A Contests)
To enter, reply to a question posed by @dundurnpress on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Either reply directly to the original post published by Dundurn, or in the case that a specific contest hashtag is supplied, you may compose a new tweet or post and use the hashtag specified by Dundurn.
Only one entry per person. Participants may only use one Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account to participate. Each complete and eligible response automatically qualifies as an entry to the contest. Dundurn does not accept entries via phone, fax, courier, mail, or email. Multiple tweets or posts from the same person and/or account will be void.
Contests are open to Twitter users over the age of 18 who are legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, and the United States. All federal, provincial, state, and local regulations apply; void where prohibited.
Employees of Dundurn or any of its affiliates, and members of their immediate families, and those with whom they reside, are not eligible to participate. “Immediate family” is defined as mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, and married or common-law spouses, regardless of where they reside. Groups, clubs, organizations, and businesses are not eligible.
At Dundurn’s sole discretion, anyone found to be using multiple Twitter accounts to participate will be ineligible, and his/her entries will be judged void.
WINNER SELECTION (SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION BY DUNDURN):
General Speed Contests:
The winner is selected based on speed and completeness of response. Entries are deemed complete if they are sent with the designated hashtag and correct answer in response to a tweeted contest offer. Speed of response will also be a factor. For example, if Dundurn is giving away five books, then the first five eligible users with a complete response may be deemed the winners. Order and time of responses will be verified using the record of responses on Dundurn’s Twitter feed. Odds of winning depend on number of Twitter users actively following Dundurn at or around the time of contest, and the speed and completeness of eligible user’s responses.
Retweeting Random Draw Contests and Call to Action Random Draw Contests:
The winner is selected by random draw from all eligible entries received before the closing date specified in the contest offer posted by Dundurn. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Upon being selected, entrants must correctly answer a skill-testing question to be declared the winner.
Winners will be announced via the Dundurn social media account that hosted the contest with a request to contact Dundurn to provide contact information (full name and mailing address).
For Dundurn-sponsored contests, the number of prizes to be awarded will range from 1 to 10 and they will have an approximate retail value ranging between $5 and $50 CDN. Prize selection is at the sole discretion of Dundurn, but will constitute items such as books and Dundurn promotional items. Prizes will be announced prior to the start of each contest. Prizes will be shipped via standard post at no cost to the winner(s) at the mailing address provided by the winner(s). Prizes must be accepted as awarded, are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Dundurn reserves the right to substitute a prize that is, in their sole discretion, a prize of equivalent value.
Dundurn contests are open to residents of Canada and the United States, excluding Quebec. You must be 18 or over to qualify.
By participating in these contests, entrants agree to abide by these official rules. The sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to any computer, other equipment, or person(s) relating to or resulting from participation in the contest or participation on the Twitter network.
Entrants release the sponsor, its agencies, and any affiliates from liability, damage and/or loss resulting from participating in these contests and/or acceptance, use or misuse of the prize. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the sponsor to publish, post online, or otherwise refer to the name of the winner in any and all forms of media throughout the world, and for any and all publicity or promotional purposes, without obligation or compensation to the winner except where prohibited by law.
Sponsor is not responsible for any lost, late, or misdirected tweets; computer malfunctions including but not limited to any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, or communications line failure; or theft, destruction or unauthorized access to Twitter accounts. Tweets that contain errors, are incomplete, corrupted, or illegible will not be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify entries from anyone tampering with the Twitter entry process.
Decisions of Dundurn shall be final and binding in all matters relating to contests and the awarding of a prize. These rules shall prevail, govern, and control over contests offered by Dundurn on Twitter.
These rules are effective as of June 6, 2016 and continue to be in effect to the present day.