H&R Block NETFILE and Win Contest Official Rules
The H&R Block NETFILE and Win Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored and administered by H&R Block Canada, Inc., 2600, 700 – 2nd Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 2W2 (the “Sponsor”).
2. CONTEST PERIODS AND HOW TO ENTER:
The Contest begins when NETFILE becomes available on February 24th, 2020, at 12:00:01 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) and ends on April 30th, 2020, at 11:59:59 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (the "Contest Period").
Entrants (as defined under Rule 3) will be automatically entered into the Contest for every one (1) or more tax returns they NETFILE using H&R Block Canada’s Tax Software during the Contest Period. For clarity, the entry is associated to the H&R Block Canada account holder, not the individual associated with the tax return. For example, if an Entrant NETFILES his tax return, as well files the tax return of his adult child using his own H&R Block account, he will receive two (2) Entries in his name (the name associated with the H&R Block Canada account holder. Paper tax returns submitted through H&R Block Canada’s Tax Software do not count as an Entry. If an individual does not wish to participate in the Contest, they may contact H&R Block at email@example.com to request to opt-out.
No Purchase Entry: Hand write your name, address, telephone number, age and e-mail address (optional) on a plain piece of paper (“Paper”) and mail it in a separate envelope with sufficient postage to: "NETFILE and Win $5000 Contest", H&R Block Canada, Inc., 2500, 700 – 2nd Street SW Calgary, AB, T2P 2W2. One Paper per envelope. Mail-in Entries must bear sufficient postage and may not be combined with another person’s Paper, and post-marked and received by April 30, 2020 in order to be received by the end of the Contest Period and eligible for the final draw for the Grand Prizes (as defined under Rule 5).
Unless otherwise specified, Entries and No Purchase Entries shall be collectively referred to as Entries for the remainder of the Contest Rules.
To enter the Contest and be eligible to win, an individual must: (i) be a legal resident of Canada, (ii) who has reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry (an “Entrant” or “Entrants”).
Specifically excluded from entering the Contest are: (a) employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, and advertising and promotional agencies of the Sponsor and its respective subsidiaries and affiliates, as applicable; and (b) any immediate family members (regardless of where they live) of a person excluded under (i) or persons with whom a person excluded under (ii) is domiciled (whether related to that person or not). In these Contest Rules, “immediate family” includes mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partners or spouse.
4. ENTRY LIMITS:
A limit of twenty (20) entries per account holder.
5. THE PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:
There is one (1) Grand Prize to be won (“Prize”) consisting of a $5,000.00 MasterCard Prepaid Gift Card. Approximate retail value of Prize is $5,000.00.
6. PRIZE CONDITIONS:
The Entrant will be solely responsible for all other incidental costs and expenses related to the Prize not mentioned in these Content Rules. The Prize may be subject to terms and conditions.
Prize must be accepted as awarded without substitution and are non-transferable. Prize has no cash-surrender value. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, in the event that the Prize or any component of any Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute and/or modify the Prize or component of Prize with (a) prize(s) of equal or greater value, without liability.
7. ENTRY CONDITIONS AND VERIFICATION:
All Entries are subject to verification at any time. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification) to participate in this Contest. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsor and the Contest Rules in a timely manner may result in disqualification.
If the identity of an Entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder associated with the H&R Block Canada Tax Software account at the time of Entry will be deemed to be the Entrant. An Entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder associated with the Entry.
All Entries that are incomplete, illegible, damaged, irregular, have been submitted through illicit means, or do not conform to or satisfy any condition of these Contest Rules may be disqualified by the Sponsor. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. Your Entry will be rejected if (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor) the Entry is not fully completed and submitted during the Contest Period. The Releasees (defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, damaged, stolen, incomplete or incompatible Entries. Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Contest Period.
9. DRAW AND WINNER SELECTION:
One (1) eligible Entrant will be randomly selected from all eligible Entries for the Prize on or about May 10, 2020 at approximately 10:00am MST in Calgary, AB by a representative of the Sponsor.
Selected Entrant will be contacted by phone, mail or email. If the selected Entrant cannot be contacted within five (5) days of selection or there is a return of any prior notification as undeliverable, that Entrant will be disqualified and an alternate Entrant will be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. Before being declared a winner, the selected Entrant must first: (i) correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone, mail or email at a prearranged mutually convenient time; (ii) sign a declaration and release form confirming compliance with these official rules, acceptance of the Prize as awarded and releasing and agreeing to hold harmless the Contest Parties, as defined under Rule 10. If a selected Entrant cannot be contacted by email or telephone or mail or fails to return the contest documents within the specified time, he/she will forfeit the Prize and an alternate eligible Entrant may be selected.
10. RELEASE, WAIVERS, AND DISCLAIMERS:
By participating, all Entrants agree to: (a) these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor that shall be final and binding without right of appeal in all respects; and (b) agree to the following releases, waivers and disclaimers:
Contest Release: By entering the Contest, Entrants agree to forever release, discharge and hold harmless, Sponsor, other related promotional parties, their affiliates, subsidiaries, their advertising and promotional agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, successors, assigns and agents, parent and related companies, licensors, licensees (the “Contest Parties”), from and against any and all damages, claims, injuries, death, loss and/or liability to person or property, due in whole or in part, whether directly or indirectly, by the entering and participation in the Contest including any travel related thereto.
Prize Release: If an Entrant wins a Prize and accepts the Prize, such acceptance shall mean full satisfaction of the entitlement as an Entrant and Winner in the Contest and the Entrant fully releases, discharges, indemnifies and holds harmless the Contest Parties from any liability, claims, or damages, demands, actions, or causes of action whatsoever which they, their heirs, successors, assigns, executors, or administrators may now or hereafter have directly or indirectly against them or any of them in respect of or relating to the Contest, , and/or the acceptance or use, misuse, or possession of the Prize and any travel related thereto.
By participating in this Contest, each Entrant consents to the use of his/her name, address (city and province/state), likeness, biographical information, photograph, video recording, voice, statements and Entry information, without further remuneration, in connection with any publicity carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor, for advertising and/or publicity purposes in any and all media (now or hereafter known) throughout the world, in perpetuity without compensation, notification, or permission, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
The Contest Parties accept no responsibility for loss, damage or claims caused by or resulting from the Contest or acceptance of the Prize. The Contest Parties will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, falsified or destroyed Entries and all such Entries are void. The Contest Parties shall not be responsible for print or typographical errors in the offer or administration of the Contest or any other Contest-related materials; for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or postage-due no-purchase entries; or for entries that are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction.
The Sponsor extends absolutely no representations or warranties in respect of the Prize and accepts no liability arising in respect of such Prize or in the use thereof.
13. RIGHTS OF SPONSOR:
The Sponsor reserves the right, subject to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec, to cancel, suspend or modify the Contest if, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion and discretion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of fraud, tampering, technical failures or any other factor including accident, printing, administrative or any error of any kind that may compromise the integrity, administration or conduct of the Contest.
Any attempt by any individual, to participate or submit an Entry in any method or enter or participate in any fashion not sanctioned by these Contest Rules will void that individual’s Entry and eligibility to win a Prize and the Entrant will be disqualified from the Contest, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or other component, or to otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and 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.
All national, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.
14. LANGUAGE DISCREPENCY:
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these English Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to: the Entry Form, Website, French version of these Rules, and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising; the terms and conditions of these English Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.
16. FOR QUEBEC RESIDENTS ONLY:
Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of the prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
17. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES:
These are the official Contest Rules, available at: www.hrblock.ca/netfile-and-win/