Upper Oakville Shopping Centre Signs of Spring Contest

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Agreement

Please read these official rules (the “Official Rules”) carefully. They contain important information about your rights and obligations, as well as limitations and exclusions that may apply to you if you enter the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre Signs of Spring Contest (the “Contest”) sponsored by Upper Oakville Shopping Centre (the “Sponsor”).

By participating in the Contest, you signify your agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor. If you do not agree to the Official Rules, you may not enter the Contest.

2.  Contest Period

The Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 18, 2022 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on July 15, 2022 (the “Contest Period”).


Please note that the Contest Period consists of ten (10) weekly entry periods (each, a “Weekly Entry Period”) and a grand prize entry period (the “Grand Prize Entry Period”) each with its own entry start date and end date (deadline) as outlined in the Entry Period Schedule below. Entrants will not be entered for a chance to win any prize after the end of its entry period. Non-winning entries will roll into subsequent Weekly Entry Periods.

Entry Period Schedule
Entry PeriodStart date (12:00:01 AM ET)End date (11:59:59 PM ET)Prize(s) Available
Weekly Entry Period 12022-04-182022-04-24One (1) Weekly Prize
Weekly Entry Period 22022-04-252022-05-01One (1) Weekly Prize
Weekly Entry Period 32022-05-022022-05-08One (1) Weekly Prize
Weekly Entry Period 42022-05-092022-05-15One (1) Weekly Prize
Weekly Entry Period 52022-05-162022-05-22One (1) Weekly Prize
Weekly Entry Period 62022-05-232022-05-29One (1) Weekly Prize
Weekly Entry Period 72022-05-302022-06-05One (1) Weekly Prize
Weekly Entry Period 82022-06-062022-06-12One (1) Weekly Prize
Weekly Entry Period 92022-06-132022-06-19One (1) Weekly Prize
Weekly Entry Period 102022-06-202022-06-30One (1) Weekly Prize
Grand Prize Entry Period2022-04-182022-07-15Two (2) Grand Prizes

3. Eligibility

The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (“Participant”, entrant” or “you”).

Employees, officers, directors, representatives or agents of Sponsor, its parent companies and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers of prizes, advertising and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”), and the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter.

The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, territorial, municipal and local laws and regulations. If it is found that a person who does not meet the eligibility criteria set forth in these rules has submitted an entry, that entry will be deemed ineligible. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility requirements. Void outside Canada, in the Province of Quebec, and where prohibited by law.

4. How to Enter the Contest

There is no purchase necessary to enter the Contest. Making a purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

There are three (3) ways to enter the Contest:

1. Online Entry: Visit www.oakvilleshops.com/signsofspring (the “Contest Website”) and follow the instructions to complete the online entry form by providing your first and last name, email address, and postal code. In addition to providing the below information you will be required to agree to these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Limit of one (1) Online Entry per person during the Contest Period.

2. Comment Entry: Login to your Instagram account, follow @OakvilleShops and locate a Giveaway post posted by @OakvilleShops (each, a “Giveaway Post”). Once you have located a Giveaway Post, like the post and tag one or more friends in the comments. Limit of one (1) Comment Entry per person, per Giveaway Post during the Contest Period. Please note that you must have a valid Instagram account in order to receive a Comment Entry.

3. Photo Hashtag Entry: Login to your Instagram account, (ii) follow @OakvilleShops, (iii) post a photo to Instagram of the inside or out front of any shop at the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre and include the hashtag. The post must include the hashtag #OakvilleSignsofSpring and tag @OakvilleShops to be eligible. Limit of ten (10) Photo Hashtag Entries per person during the Contest Period. Please note that you must have a valid Instagram account and your account must be set to public in order to receive a Photo Hashtag Entry.

Photo Hashtag Entry Stipulations: All entries must be consistent with the Contest theme. Submissions may not:

a) contain materials embodying the first or last names or likeness identifying any person without permission;

b) be indecent, obscene, hateful, offensive, tortious, defamatory, or libelous;

c) contain material that violates, infringes or otherwise misappropriates the rights of any third party (including trademark rights, copyrights, and rights of publicity);

d) improperly or incorrectly suggest that Sponsor endorses, or is affiliated with any participant or any third party;

e) disparage or demean Sponsor or Contest Parties;

f) promote alcohol, drugs, tobacco, violence, or firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing);

g) contain material that is unlawful in any way.

Any entry that violates any of the foregoing restrictions, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, shall be void and will not be considered in the Contest. By submitting an entry, each entrant represents that he/she has obtained all necessary permissions to feature any identifiable third parties. If requested, Participants must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to remove and/or disqualify any entry that it finds unlawful, or in violation of these Official Rules, all in its sole discretion.

Contest Parties are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, incomplete, inaccurate, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected entries, all of which will be void. Sponsor reserves the right to post (or to not post) any entry onto any Contest-related gallery. Sponsor reserves the right to remove any entry from the Contest website at any time, for whatever reason, including subsequent determination that an entry does not comply with these Official Rules.

All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an entry, each entrant grants to the Sponsor a worldwide, non-exclusive, unrestricted, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, assignable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, translate, license, publicly perform and display the submitted entry essays, images or video (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, without your prior approval, and you waive any copyright that you may have in the submitted entry information. In addition, by submitting an entry in this Contest, each entrant represents and warrants that they own and control all rights in and to the submitted entry information and that each entrant has the right to grant the foregoing rights to the Sponsor.

Entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Entries which are incomplete, illegible, or fraudulent are null and void. If you enter the Contest via a mobile device using your wireless carrier’s network, standard data charges from your wireless carrier may apply.

Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry. For the purpose of the Official Rules, “authorized account holder” of an e-mail address is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet service provider or other organization responsible for assigning the submitted email address. Each selected entrant may be required to provide the Sponsor with proof that the selected entrant is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the selected entry. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a selected entrant based on the email address, the selected entrant will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the email address at the time of entry.

Entries which are incomplete, illegible or fraudulent are null and void. The Sponsor accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, misdirected or delayed for any reason. The Sponsor accepts no responsibility for incomplete entries, the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, including but not limited to as a result of malfunction, human error, lost, delayed or garbled Internet or email transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone, technical, network, online, hardware or software or any combination thereof.

5. Prizes/Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) / Odds

1. Grand Prizes: Two (2) Grand Prizes are available to be won. Each Grand Prize consists of $500 (CAD) Visa gift card.

The ARV of each Grand Prize is $500.00 CAD. The total ARV of all Grand Prizes is $1,000.00 CAD. Odds of winning a Grand Prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Grand Prize Entry Period.

2. Weekly Prizes: Ten (10) Weekly Prizes are available to be won as outlined below in the Weekly Prize Listing. Each Weekly Prize will be randomly assigned to a Weekly Entry Period.

Weekly Prize Listing

One (1) $25 gift card for Mirage Esthetics Spa;

One (1) $25 gift card for China Chopsticks;

One (1) $25 gift card for Skin Sutra;

One (1) $25 gift card for The Source Bulk Foods;

One (1) of three (3) $25 Ultimate Dining Cards

One (1) of three (3) $25 gift cards for the winner’s choice of any shop at the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre.

The ARV of each Weekly Prize is $25.00 CAD. The total ARV of all Weekly Prizes is $250.00 CAD.
Odds of winning a Weekly Prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during each Weekly Entry Period.

The total ARV of all prizes available to be won is $1,250.00 CAD.

By participating the Contest or by accepting a prize, entrants agree to release the Contest Parties from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the Contest or for damages of any kind caused by a prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of any prize awarded.

Prizes are not exchangeable or transferable. There are no substitutions unless specified by the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a portion of a prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Any difference in value between the stated ARV and the actual value of any prize, if lower, will not be awarded.

6. Winner Selection and Notification

A designated representative of the Sponsor will select all potential winners in random drawings conducted at the designee’s offices. The designated representative’s decisions are final. All potential winners will be randomly selected on or about July 20, 2022.

Two (2) potential Grand Prize winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received during the Grand Prize Entry Period.

All potential Weekly Prize winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received during each Weekly Entry Period.

All potential winners will be notified by the designated representative at the email provided at the time of entry. The designated representative will make a minimum of two (2) attempts to contact the potential winners within seventy-two (72) hours of the drawing date.

If an eligible potential winner cannot be contacted within seventy-two (72) hours of the drawing date, if the prize is declined, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then the eligible potential winner may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit any and all rights to the prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant for the prize in a separate random drawing from the remaining eligible entries submitted and received in accordance with these Official Rules.

No one is a winner unless and until the Sponsor officially confirms him/her as a winner in accordance with these Official Rules.

Before being confirmed as a winner, all potential winners will be required to sign and return, within seventy-two (72) hours of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability / Publicity Release form (the Release“). In addition, each potential winner must correctly answer a time-limited skill-testing question without any assistance in order to become a winner. The skill-testing question may be part of the Release or may be provided separately.

Prizes will be coordinated within approximately 30 days after the winners have been confirmed. Prize winners will be required to visit the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre at 1011 Upper Middle Road E., Oakville, ON, L6H 4L2 to pick up the prizes in person and may be required to take a photograph with the prize prior to the prize being awarded.

7. Limitation of Liability

By participating in the Contest and as a condition of acceptance of a prize, each entrant, his/her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, releases, waives, discharges, and holds harmless the Sponsor, its parent companies, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers of prizes, advertising and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Contest (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from, and against any and all loses, damages, rights, claims, actions, causes of action, personal injury, property damage or death (including without limitation any and all costs and liabilities of any kind including but not limited to lawyer’s fees), and including, without limitation, any such arising from any act of negligence of the Releases Parties, that the entrant now has, or may hereafter have against the Released Parties directly or indirectly resulting from participation of the Contest or the awarding, acceptance, use, or misuse of a prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in this Contest or use/misuse or redemption of a prize.

8. General

Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prizes. Sponsor is not responsible for incompatibility of Participants’ hardware, software or browser technology.

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to Participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest.


LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT A PARTICIPANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE THE WEBSITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPONSOR’S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THAT PROVISION.

By participating in the Contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.

Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Contest it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw a method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest). If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Contest termination.

9. Disputes

Except where prohibited, Participants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Province of Ontario. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Province of Ontario or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Province of Ontario. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.

THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.

10. Privacy

Personal information collected from Participants will be used by Sponsor to administer this Contest, including to notify potential winners and to fulfill prizes. In addition, if you opt-in to receive communications we may use this information to send you offers or information from us, our affiliates and from selected sponsors or advertisers (“Marketing Offers”). If you do not wish to receive Marketing Offers, you may opt-out at any time by following the instructions at the bottom of any email Marketing Offer you receive or by contacting us at https://www.oakvilleshops.com/contact/ and requesting that your personal information not be used for Marketing Offers.

Personal information collected is otherwise subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://www.oakvilleshops.com/privacy-policy/.

11. Official Rules Requests / Winners List Requests

To view the official rules, please see https://www.oakvilleshops.com/signsofspring-rules.

The winners list will be posted online at https://www.oakvilleshops.com/winners and announced on the @OakvilleShops Instagram. To request a copy of the winners list (available after July 30, 2022) send an email to help@raven5.com with subject line: Upper Oakville Shopping Centre Signs of Spring Contest Winners List Request.

All requests must be received by August 30, 2022 at 2:59:59 PM ET. Requests received after this time will not be fulfilled.

12. Sponsor

Upper Oakville Shopping Centre, 1011 Upper Middle Road E., Oakville, ON, L6H 4L2.

Void outside Canada, in the province of Quebec, and wherever else prohibited by law. All product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners.

The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Instagram is hereby completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Contest.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to help@raven5.com and not to Instagram.