Contest rules



CONTEST NAME Celebrate the Holidays in a Mediterranean way (the « Contes »)

DATE November 22 2019

  • The contest is held by Groupe Adonis Inc. (individually and collectively the "Organizer" or"Contest Organizer")
  • 2 . CONTEST PERIOD. The Contest will run during the following period (“Contest Period”)
  • Contest starts

    Date : December 5 2019

    Heure : 8h00 AM

    Contest ends

    Date: January 2nd 2020

    Heure : 8h00 AM

  • The Contest is open to residents of Quebec and Ontario who are of the age of majority at the time of entry.

    The following are excluded: directors, officers, executives, employees, agents and representatives of the Contest Organizer, its parent company, or any company, trust or other legal entity controlled by or affiliated with them, of Facebook if Contest is run on Facebook, of participating stores, advertising and promotional agencies, suppliers of prizes, goods and services related to this Contest, as well as the individuals with whom they reside (whether related or not).
  • No purchase required to enter or win. A purchase does not increase odds of winning.

    The Contest is held in the 14 Adonis participating stores in the province of Quebec and Ontario (the "Participating Stores").

    Participation - Make a purchase of at least one of the products identified in the " Celebrate the Holidays in a Mediterranean way " promotion at one of the participating Stores and a ballot will be given to you. Fill out the official entry form by hand, including your name, phone number and email address. All data fields of the entry form must be completed unless it is indicated that the information is optional. Answer the mathematical question correctly. Drop the entry form into the draw box of the participating Store. Only original ballots filled in by hand will be eligible; no photocopies or other reproduction of entries will be accepted.


    Participation without purchase. To receive an entry form without purchase, write legibly a handwritten and original letter of at least 50 words explaining why you like Adonis accompanied by your name, full address including the postal code, telephone number and email address. Present it during the Contest Period at the service counter at one of the participating Stores. Your letter will be validated by a representative of the participating Store and a ballot will be given to you.

    Limits. Entrants must respect the following limits, failing which they may be disqualified: One (1) entry per person per day, both per purchase and non-purchase entry.

    The prices to be won and their approximate retail value are:
    Description (with inclusions and special conditions) Number of prizes Approximate value of each prize
    A gift certificate to a travel agency for the purchase of two plane tickets for a Mediterranean country 1 gift certificate $ 3000

    Odds of winning depend on the number of valid entries registered during the Contest Period.

    Only warranty of the supplier. No other warranty than that of the price provider will apply. The Organizer has no responsibility for the prize once awarded.

    Date of draw: January 15 2020

    Time of draw : 1 :00 PM

    The draw takes place at the offices of the Organizer:

    1595 boul. Daniel-Johnson #400, Laval QC H7V 4C2

    Draw Details: Random selection from all eligible entries from all valid entries registered during the Contest Period.

    Failure to comply with the conditions set out in these Rules or to accept his/her prize will result in the selected entrant’s disqualification. In which case, the Contest Organizer may, at its sole discretion, cancel the prize or draw again from among the remaining eligible entries until an entrant is selected and declared the winner. If no entrant is declared the winner in sixty (60) days following the initial draw, the prize will be cancelled.

    Within two (2) to four (4) weeks of receiving the duly completed and signed Declaration and Release Form, the Contest Organizer will contact the winners with information on how to collect their prizes.

    Non-acceptance of a prize. A selected entrant’s refusal to accept a prize under the terms of these Rules releases the Contest Organizer from any obligation related to awarding the prize to said person.

    Awarding of prizes. No prize shall be given until the winner is confirmed. Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded without substitution or cash in lieu, except at the Organizer’s sole discretion. The Organizer reserves the right to substitute a prize (or part of a prize) of similar nature and equal value or, at its sole discretion, the cash value of the prize (or part of the prize) indicated in these Rules.

    Prize claiming costs. Winners are responsible for all costs and expenses incurred by them in claiming or using a prize.

    Limited prizes. In no event shall the Contest Organizer be required to award more prizes than indicated in the Contest Rules or to award prizes otherwise than according to Contest Rules.

    Disqualification. All Contest-related documents, including but not limited to, entry forms, scratch cards, and Declaration and Release Forms, are subject to verification by the Contest Organizer. Contest Organizer reserves its rights, at its own discretion, to cancel any entry if such Entry was made by purchasing a product or products which was/were later returned by the participant. Such participant will have the opportunity to enter the Contest using the “No purchase required entry” if the delay set in these Rules is respected. Incomplete, illegible, mutilated, fraudulent or deteriorated entries as well as entries containing printing or other errors or that have been tampered with, spoiled, modified, falsified, reproduced or illegally obtained shall be rejected. Entrants who do not comply with these Rules are subject to be excluded from this Contest and any future contests and promotions the Organizer may hold, including, but not limited to, any entrant guilty or suspected: (i) of tampering with materials, entry forms, entry processing or the Contest’s conduct or any technical or mechanical element of the Contest, or (ii) of deliberately damaging Contest-related Web sites, Web pages or applications or of sabotaging the legitimate conduct of this Contest, or (iii) of breaking these Rules, or (iv) of using means that do not comply with the Rules or are unfair to other entrants, or (v) to have obtained entries exceeding the authorized limit provided in the Rules, or (vi) to have used several names, identities, e-mail addresses and/or any automated system or program to enter or participate in the Contest, or (vii) to have disrupted the conduct of the Contest in any other way, or (viii) of acting unfairly or to adversely affect, annoy, abuse, threaten or harass another person. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR OTHER PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE A WEB SITE, EQUIPMENT, APPLICATION OR TECHNOLOGY USED FOR THE CONTEST OR INTERFERE WITH THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST CONSTITUTES A VIOLATION OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LAWS. THE ORGANIZER RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN SUCH CASE, TO REPORT SAID PERSON TO THE AUTHORITIES AND DEMAND FROM SAID PERSON ALL DAMAGES ALLOWED BY LAW.

    Declaration and Release Form. By entering or attempting to enter this Contest, any selected entrant releases and holds harmless the Contest Organizer, its parent company, any company, corporation, trust or other legal entity controlled by or affiliated to them, any Participating Store, the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, Facebook in the case of a Facebook contest, their advertising and promotional agencies, the providers of prizes, goods or services for the Contest, as well as their respective directors, officers, associates, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability relating to the Contest (participation, conduct, advertising, rules, etc.) or the prize (claim, use, etc.). In order to be declared a winner, selected entrants will have to sign a Declaration and Release Form confirming their compliance with the Contest Rules and this release of liability in favour of the Released Parties.

    Limitation of liability. Without limiting the generality of the above release, the Released Parties disclaim any and all liability for any of the following: (i) any misprint (or other error) found in the offer or documents regarding the administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in the promotion, official Contest Rules, announcement of the winner(s), awarding of the prize(s), or any malfunctioning of or problems or technical difficulties with any networks, phone lines, SMS systems, computer component, software or communications line, loss or lack of network communications, or any transmission that is faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible or erased by any computer, server or service provider or software, virus, bug, PC failure, software and hardware configuration, or failed transmission of any email or other communication to the Contest Organizer or to an entrant for whatever reason, including any network congestion or web site crash that may limit a person’s ability to participate in the Contest; (ii) late, lost, stolen, damaged, undelivered, improperly delivered, incomplete or inaccurate entries; (iii) failure to receive entries due to transmission problems or any other technical failure, including, but not limited to, the malfunctioning of any network, server, service provider, hardware or software, whether attributed to the sender or the recipient that may limit or prevent a person’s participation in the Contest; (iv) any damages that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, notably to entrant’s or other person’s system or device, by any Web page, software or other download or by the transmission of any information concerning the Contest

    Web site. The Contest Organizer does not guarantee that access to or use of the Contest Web site or “” Facebook page on the Facebook platform will be uninterrupted during the Contest Period or error-free.

    Contest cancellation, suspension or modification. The Organizer reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, in whole or in part, should human intervention or an event occur, such as a system problem with registering all entries, that could alter or affect the administration, security, impartiality or conduct of the Contest as provided in these Contest Rules, subject, if required, to the Régie des alcools des courses et des jeux du Québec’s approval.

    Termination of participation in the Contest. Should the Contest have to close, in whole or in part, before the end of the Contest Period, the Contest Organizer may, at its sole discretion, proceed with a random draw from among the eligible entries duly registered during the Contest Period or, as the case may be, up to the date of the event ending this Contest.

    Personal information. By participating, entrants consent to the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information by the Organizer and/or its authorized agents for the purpose of administering the Contest and awarding prizes. In accepting a prize, a winner authorizes the Contest Organizer and its representatives to use, if need be, his/her name, address (city, province), voice, statements, photo, likeness and other representations and recording for advertising purposes in all media including, but not limited to, the Internet, without further notice or compensation. Each entrant may be required to sign a document to that effect.

    Intellectual property and copyright. In submitting a photo, composition, design or other work (the “Work”) for this Contest, the entrant guarantees that the work is free of third-party rights and that the entrant, holding all required rights, submits the Work and authorizes, including, but not limited to, its use, modification, transfer, adaptation, publication, communication, or distribution in any format, media or technology whatsoever, including, but not limited to, television, information technology, wireless or online. The entrant agrees to provide, upon request, proof that he/she holds the copyright/intellectual property rights to the Work and indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Organizer from and against all claims, actions, proceedings arising from any use of the Work.

    Ownership. All Contest-related information and documents, including but not limited to, entry forms, scratch cards, and Declaration and Release Forms, information of a technical or operational nature or regarding designs, information systems, software, logos, trademarks and intellectual property are and remain the sole property of the Contest Organizer and will in no case be returned to participants.

    Entrant identification. For the purpose of the Contest Rules, the entrant is the person whose name appears on the entry form, and the prize will be awarded to this person if he/she is selected and declared a winner. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person who submitted an entry form, it will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder associated with the email address provided at the time of submission. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom an email address is assigned by an Internet or online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

    Contest Organizer’s Decisions. Any decision by the Contest Organizer or its representatives regarding the Contest is final and without appeal, subject to a ruling by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec on any issue under its jurisdiction.

    Disputes/residents of Quebec. A dispute pertaining to the organization or conduct of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. A dispute pertaining to the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

    Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux. The Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec is not associated in any way with the Contest and can in no way be held liable for any issue regarding the Contest.

    Facebook. If the Contest is hosted on Facebook, by entering, Contest participants confirm that they indemnify and hold harmless Facebook from and against all liability and damages whatsoever arising from their participation in the Contest and acknowledge that the Contest is in no way sponsored, approved or administered by or associated with Facebook. Information provided by entrants is provided to the Contest Organizer and not to Facebook.

    Miscellaneous. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by the Contest Rules and the decisions of the Organizer, which are final and without appeal in all matters, including, but not limited to, decisions regarding entry eligibility or disqualification and awarding of prizes. The Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations. Only selected entrants will be contacted. If a section of the Contest Rules is declared invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that section shall be considered invalid; all unaffected sections will remain valid.

    Contest Rules in French and English. In the event of a conflict between the terms of the Contest rules in French and the terms of the Contest rules in English, the terms of the Contest rules in French shall prevail.

    Regulations. Contest rules are available at Adonis' website: and for consultation at Participating Stores.