Health First Sweepstakes (“Holiday Gift Basket Giveaway”)
Official Rules and Regulations 2017

The Sweepstakes is being presented and administered by HFN Association Inc. on behalf of its participating member health food stores (each, a “Store”) across Canada. No purchase is necessary to enter the Sweepstakes. Making any such purchase will not increase or affect an eligible person’s chances of winning the prize offered in the Sweepstakes.

The Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes opens November 3, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on December 16, 2017, or when no more Official Entry Forms remain to be distributed in any participating Health First member store.

How to Enter: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period an eligible person must visit a Store to obtain an original Entry Form at that Store, while supplies last. OR enter online at the participating stores official website. An eligible person must legibly complete all the required information on his/her Entry Form, and, during the Sweepstakes Period, deposit the properly completed Entry Form in the Entry Form Box at a Store.

Note Respecting Entry Limits: No eligible person may submit in any manner more than one (1) Entry into the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period. If the Sponsor finds that an eligible person has failed to comply with this Entry limitation, or has attempted in any way to circumvent this Entry limitation, the Sponsor will disqualify that person from the Sweepstakes and all Entries submitted by that person will be null and void.

Prize: A draw will take place for each participating member store for the chance to win a Gift Basket, with the approximate retail value of: $150 each. Prize must be accepted as awarded, has no cash value, and is non-transferable.

Important Note Respecting the Skill-Testing Question: An eligible person who becomes the potential prize winner in the Sweepstakes understands, acknowledges and agrees that, by entering the Sweepstakes, and before becoming the verified winner, he/she first will be required to answer, correctly and without any mechanical, electronic or other assistance whatsoever, a skill- testing question which is contained in the Declaration and Release and will be required to execute properly and return to the Sponsor, as and when required by these Official Rules, the Declaration and Release together with any other documents which the Sponsor may require, all in accordance with the provisions of these Official Rules.

Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to all residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority of their Province/Territory of residence by the commencement of the Sweepstakes Period except:

  • Any person who at any time during the Sweepstakes Period was or is associated with the Sweepstakes, including employees, officers, directors, advertising or promotional agencies, subsidiaries, member health food stores and their owners, officers, directors and employees, dealers or representatives of the Sponsor or of any supplier of the prize or part of the prize for the Sweepstakes.
  • Any person engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for the Sweepstakes; and
  • Any person who is or purports to be an immediate family member (defined as spouse, dependent for federal income tax purposes, half-sister, half-brother, or step-, biological, foster, in-law or adoptive mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son) of, or who resides or is domiciled in the same household.

Sweepstakes Draw: To determine the in store draw prize winners, a random selection will be made at the Health First office in Burlington on behalf of each individual member store on or around January 4 at 12:00pm EST from all eligible entries received during The Sweepstakes Period. In order to win a prize, a selected entrant will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question, sign a standard declaration and release form and must be eligible according to the Official Rules and Regulations. The Organizer will not engage in any correspondence except with the potential prize winners. The selected entrant will be contacted by phone and/or mail. If the selected entrant does not comply with the contest rules or cannot be contacted within 14 days of the draw date, that entry will be declared void and further entries will be drawn. Allow four (4) to six (6) weeks from the draw dates for verification of contest winners and prize fulfillment.

Limits of Responsibility: By entering this contest, the winners acknowledge and agree that the Organizer, Health First, their respective affiliates, agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents shall have no liability and the contest winners hereby agree to release them and hold them harmless from any liability arising from or relating to this contest or the awarding or use of the prize. By entering this contest, you consent to Health First and/or their respective affiliates using the personal information submitted with your entry for the purpose of administering this contest. No further information or marketing communications will be received by the entrant unless the entrant provides Health First and their respective affiliated companies with explicit permission to do so at the time of entry, subject to compliance with applicable privacy legislation.

Other Rules: The decisions of the Organizer will be final and binding on all entrants. The Organizer shall not bear any liability for contest entries that are lost, stolen, delayed, destroyed, or otherwise improperly completed, or claims that are irregular, have been submitted through illicit means or do not conform with or satisfy any or all conditions of these official rules. Any such claims will be judged void. By entering, each entrant agrees to abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of the independent judging organization, which shall be final and binding in all matters related to this contest. All entries become the property of the Organizer, which assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries.

The Organizer shall not bear any liability for the loss, theft or misuse of the Prize, or any personal damage, personal injury or misfortune in any way attributable to this contest or the Prize. By entering, winner grants Health First the right to use their name and/or likeness, without further compensation, in any advertising or publicity. Contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited.

The Organizer reserves the right to terminate this contest or to amend these contest rules at any time without notice or with notice in major national newspapers if any factor interferes with the proper conduct of the contest as contemplated by the Rules. Odds of winning any prize are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received.