The contest starts when there is at least a minimum of twenty-five current year reviews aka entries each from a different shopper member to choose from and there are at least twenty-five business members that have a published webpage on the site.
Once the contest has started, only one entry from the current year is chosen each month. If there are not at least ten current-year qualifying entries in a given month, then that month will be skipped and the contest will resume once there are at least ten qualifying entries of the current year to choose from. The odds of winning are based on the number of qualified entries available.
In order to participate;
The participant has to be a current shopper member of the ThunderBayShopping.com website and submit a qualifying entry; a review of a Thunder Bay business that currently has a published webpage on this website.
The shopper member cannot be a direct family member* of and/or live with an employee/member of and/or have a direct connection to (ex: a supplier of) the business the shopper member is writing the review about.
The shopper member cannot be a direct family member* of and/or live with an employee/member of and/or have a direct connection to (ex: a business member of) this website other than being a shopper member.
For a shopper member review to qualify, the review must be original and is only about one of this website’s published businesses and its products/services experienced by the author of the review.
Winners of this contest agree to have their name published on this site as a winner and on any promotional materials/media about this contest.
By claiming the specified prize, the prize-winner and those who reside in the same household agree to not participate in any contests nor claim any prize from any contests on ThunderBayShopping.com website for a period of not less than one year.
Personal information collected from the entrants will be used by ThunderBayShopping.com for the purpose of administering the contest. All entries become the property of ThunderBayShopping.com and shall in no case be returned to the sender.
Business members of this website are not actively involved in this contest, they have not paid a fee or made any agreement to participate in this contest other than being a published (webpage) member of this website. If their business is selected, the ThunderBayShopping.com administrator will purchase the gift card/voucher at 100% of its value from that business member in the winner’s name. The winner’s prize will be subject to the gift card/voucher’s terms and conditions of the issuing business.
Once the ThunderBayShopping.com administrator has paid for the gift card/voucher in the winner’s name, ThunderBayShopping.com has no further obligations or responsibilities to the prize winner. It is the winner’s responsibility to produce a government-issued ID for the business they are collecting the prize from.
Only in the event that the winning shopper member’s reviewed business cannot sell to the ThunderBayShopping.com administrator a gift card/voucher that can be given to the winning shopper member or apply a credit to an account in the shopper member’s name, the winning shopper member can choose a gift card/voucher from an alternative business member that is published on our site for the original value of the prize.
ThunderBayShopping.com is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur with email servers and/or computer delivery, nor is it responsible for destroyed, lost, or misdirected entries. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this contest is the server that the ThunderBayShopping.com website is hosted from.
ThunderBayShopping.com reserves the right to deny any winner their prize if the winner fails to meet any of the conditions expressed by these rules. The winner agrees to a waiting period of five business days before the prize is awarded. Should a claim arise during that time that the prize winner is not eligible, the purchase of the gift card/voucher in the winner’s name may be delayed to allow time for an investigation until the issue is resolved in the winner’s favor. In the event that the prize winner is determined to be ineligible, a new prize winner will be selected based on the same criteria as the original winner.
If the identity of an entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address of the registered shopper account will be deemed to be the entrant. The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the ThunderBayShopping.com shopper account.
ThunderBayShopping.com reserve the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the contest should a virus, bug, or other cause, beyond the reasonable control of ThunderBayShopping.com, or corruption to the security or proper administration of the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, ThunderBayShopping.com reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.
ThunderBayShopping.com reserves the right to amend these rules at any time. Should amendments take place, ThunderBayShopping.com will immediately make every effort to post on this website when the amendments take place.
Subject to applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws, these rules govern all aspects of this contest and are binding upon all entrants. No exceptions will be made.
Should circumstances beyond ThunderBayShopping.com’s control force the cancellation of the promotion; this contest automatically ends with no compensation of any kind to be offered to existing qualifiers or winners. ThunderBayShopping.com assumes no responsibility for any delays or cancellations of this promotion.
ThunderBayShopping.com reserves the right to cancel a contest or disqualify any participant if, in the administrator’s sole opinion, due to fraud, technical failures, or human errors, the contest cannot be held as originally planned by the website. Any person entering the contest in such a way that will corrupt the fair and honest conduct of the contest or could interfere with any other contestant’s chances of participating or winning will be disqualified.
Any decision made by the ThunderBayShopping.com administrator with respect to this contest shall be final. In the event of a contest conflict, any instructions or interpretation of these rules given by a ThunderBayShopping.com representative will be final.
* Direct family members mean a member’s child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse, former spouse, qualified domestic partner, sibling, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, and daughter-in-law (including adoptive relationships).