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Rules & Regulations

1) Eligibility

The Contest is open only to legal residents of all provinces of Canada excluding Quebec (the “Participating Provinces”) who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence on the date that they entered the Contest. Void where prohibited by law. Employees, directors, officers, representatives, agents of Sobeys Capital Incorporated, XMC Experiential Marketing (the “Administrator”), and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, franchisees, subsidiaries, distributors, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies, agents, sponsors, and any entity that they contract with specific to the Contest, as well as the immediate family members, and any persons domiciled with any of the above (whether related or not), are not eligible to win a Prize.

2) Contest Period

The Contest runs from May 2, 2024 and ends on September 8, 2024 (the "Contest Period").

Contest Period #
Contest Period Week(s)
Prize Quantity
Period Start
Period End
Draw Date
Contest Period #1
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
May 2nd, 2024
May 30th, 2024
May 31st, 2024
Contest Period #2
Week 5
Week 6
May 31st, 2024
June 13th, 2024
June 14th, 2024
Contest Period #3
Week 7
Week 8
June 14th, 2024
June 27th, 2024
June 28th, 2024
Contest Period #3
Week 9
Week 10
June 28th, 2024
July 14th, 2024
July 15th, 2024
Contest Period #4
Week 11
Week 12
July 15th, 2024
July 28th, 2024
July 29th, 2024
Contest Period #5
Week 13
Week 14
July 29th, 2024
August 11th, 2024
August 12th, 2024
Contest Period #6
Week 15
Week 16
August 12th, 2024
August 25th, 2024
August 26th, 2024
Contest Period #7
Week 17
Week 18
August 26th, 2024
September 9th, 2024
September 9th, 2024

3) How to Enter without Purchase

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. To enter the contest, visit the Contest website during the Contest Period at the following  select a pre-written or write a custom note of encouragement to a Team Sobeys Athlete or member of Team Canada (the “Entry”), follow the on-screen instructions to obtain the official contest entry form (the “Entry Form”) and check off the corresponding box on the form to opt-in to the digital e-flyer.

Limit five Contest Entries, per e-mail address, per person, per Contest Period.

To be eligible, the Entry must be submitted and received within the Contest Period dates and must comply with these Rules (each Participant who submits an eligible Entry, an “Entrant”). Entrant Material (in whole or in part) that does not follow these Rules, or that is otherwise deemed unacceptable by the Sponsor in their sole and absolute discretion, will be discarded and the Entry will be deemed ineligible. By opting-in to receiving communications, you are providing your express consent to receive electronic marketing and promotional communications from Sponsor. You may opt-out at any time.

4) Additional Entry Requirements

Each Entrant is responsible for uploading/transmitting their Entrant Material for successful Entry. The Entrant Material must:  i) be developed by the Entrant or be fully owned by the Entrant; ii) be an original work; iii) not have been previously published or be the subject of an agreement with a third party; iv) not have been considered for or won previous awards; v) not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; and vi) have been created in a legal and safe manner.

The Entrant Material must not: 

    1. contain defamatory words/statements (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group);
    2. threaten any person, place, business, or group;
    3. disparage persons or organizations associated with the Contest Parties;
    4. invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm, or entity;
    5. contain material that is in any way unlawful, in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, provincial or municipal laws and regulations where the submission is created;
    6. contain material that is inappropriate, indecent (including but not limited to nudity or pornography), profane, obscene, hateful, tortuous, slanderous or libelous; and
    7. refer to any person or organization without their prior express written permission.

The Sponsor and the Administrator reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any entries in contravention of the Rules.

5) Entries and Conditions

Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programming or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified. Entries attributed to multiple accounts operated by the same user will be not be valid for entry. The Sponsor and the Administrators shall not be responsible or entries which are late, lost, damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled, illegible, delayed or incomplete.

6) Prize Description

There are twenty-five hundred (2500) Prizes to be won throughout the entire Contest Period. Each Prize consists of one (1) Sobeys lunch box, two (2) note pads, one (1) ice pack, one (1) clip, one (1) print out of team Sobeys Athletes, and one (1) $25 Sobeys Gift Card. The approximate retail value of each Prize is $75.00 CAD.

The following conditions apply to the Prizes:

  • The Prize has no equivalent cash value, is non-transferable and no substitutions will be made.  Prize must be accepted as awarded. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. You are responsible for all costs not expressly described as being included as part of the Prize, such as any fee associated with the receipt and/or use of the Prize.  
  • You must sign the Sponsor’s release form (the “Release”) in order to receive and participate in the Prize.
  • All terms and conditions of any gift card apply to that portion of the Prize. Gift Card increments will be allocated at the Sponsor’s discretion.
  • Any difference between approximate retail value and the actual value of the Prizes as taken will not be awarded.
  • Limit of one (1) Prize per email address and/or shipping address. 

7) Odds

The odds of winning a Prize depends on the total number of eligible entries received during each Contest Period throughout the duration of Contest Period.

8) Draw Details

Random draws will be conducted by a representative or agent of the Sponsor located in Ontario, Canada, from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period (the “Draw”). The Draws will occur in accordance with the Prize chart in Section 2. You do not need to be in attendance to be selected. You are only eligible to win a Prize once.

9) Winner Contact Details

If you are chosen to be eligible to win a Prize, you will be contacted within fourteen (14) business days of the Draw at the telephone number, email address or using the contact information that was submitted in the Entry. If you have not provided a telephone number or email address, you are not eligible to win the prize. In order to be declared a winner, you must correctly answer without assistance a mathematical skill testing question and sign a Release form (the “Release”). Upon verification of the completion and correctness of the answer to the skill-testing question, and execution of the Release, you may be declared a winner. In case of a dispute concerning the identity of the individual who submitted an Entry, the Entrant will be deemed to be the account holder of the email address under which the Entry was submitted.

10) Forfeit of Prize

If you cannot be reached within seven (7) days of our first attempt to contact you, do not answer the skill testing question correctly, or otherwise fail to comply with these Contest Rules, then the Prize will be forfeited and another Entry will be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries as per these Contest Rules. This process of selecting a Prize winner will be repeated until all Prizes eligible to be won have been awarded.

11) Use of Personal Information

By entering the Contest and voluntarily providing your personal information as described in these Contest Rules, you agree to the collection, use and disclosure by the Administrator, and its respective employees and/or authorized agents, of your personal information, for the purpose of administering the Contest, including—but not limited to—contacting you with respect to the Contest if you are a selected Entrant. Personally-identifiable information will only be used to administer the Contest and for no other purpose, except as specifically outlined in these Contest Rules.  Personally-identifiable information will not be sold, shared or disclosed by the Administrator to any third party, other than to a third party engaged by the Administrator for the purpose of administering the Contest, or if required by law with the exception that aggregated information may be used by or shared amongst the Administrator and its subsidiaries and affiliates, or shared by the Administrator with third parties in accordance with our Privacy Commitment available at

12) Publicity Consent

By entering the Contest, you agree that if you are determined to be a winner, the Administrator and the Sponsor may use your name, comments, voice, likeness, municipality of residence, your contest Entry and photo submission and picture in any advertising, promotion or publicity carried out now or in the future, in any media without compensation or notice, and you grant to the Administrator and the Sponsor any and all rights to such use.  You agree to cooperate with the Administrator and the Sponsor in arranging for photographs or other forms of publicity and to be available for photographs or other forms of publicity on reasonable notice. You grant to the Administrator and the Sponsor the ability to display your Entry on various platforms to promote the Olympics, Team Sobeys Athletes and Team Canada. 

13) Limitation of Liability / Release

By participating in the Contest, and as a condition of acceptance of the Prize, you, your heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, release and forever discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor and the Administrator, and their direct and indirect parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, advisors, franchisees, shareholders, partners, representatives, their advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and each of their respective employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all losses, damages (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages), rights, claims, actions, causes of action, personal injury, property damage or death, including without limitation all costs and liabilities of any kind including legal fees on a substantial indemnity scale, hereinafter called “Claims” and including without limitation any claims arising from any act of negligence of the Released Parties, that you now have, or may hereafter have against the Released Parties directly or indirectly resulting or arising from: (i) participation in the Contest, your Entry and/or the awarding, acceptance, possession, use, or misuse or enjoyment of any Prize, and where applicable, traveling to, preparing for, or participating in, any Contest-related or Prize-related event or activity; or (ii) the publicity rights granted to the Sponsor and the Administrator. You specifically acknowledge that you understand that there may be serious risks of bodily injury, death, or property damage associated with the acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of the Prize and attendance at any event or participation in certain Prize-related activities, and you voluntarily assumes these risks. You also agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all Claims in respect of the foregoing.

14) Compliance with Rules

By entering the Contest, you agree to abide by the entire Contest Rules and the terms and conditions under which the prizes are awarded.  Any decision made by the Sponsor and/or the Administrator in respect of this Contest shall be final.

15) Technical Issues

The Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for any computer, online, telephone, hardware, software or technical limitations or malfunctions that may occur (including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an Entry, or failure to receive an Entry), nor for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries in the Contest, nor for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission or receipt of Entry, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; and, are not responsible for any problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone or network lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players, or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website or on account of any combination of the foregoing; and are not responsible for any injury or damage to Entrants or to any computer related injury or damage resulting from participating in downloading materials in this Contest.

In the event that, due to a printing, manufacturing, mechanical or other error of any kind or nature whatsoever, more Prizes are claimed than are intended to be awarded according to these Contest Rules, Prizes will stop being awarded when the Administrator becomes aware of an error respecting the number of Prizes and the Administrator reserves the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to conduct a random draw from amongst all eligible and approved Prize claimants whose claims have not yet been redeemed to award the remaining number of advertised Prizes.  In no event will the Sponsor or Administrator be liable for more than the stated number of Prizes contained in these Contest Rules.

16) Rights to Terminate/Modify/Suspend Contest

The Administrator and Sponsor retain the right, in their absolute discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate any aspect of the Contest (including, but not limited to these Contest Rules) at any time. The Administrator and Sponsor may make substitutions of equivalent kind or value in the event of the unavailability of a prize (or component thereof) for any reason whatsoever. The Administrator and Sponsor may terminate or withdraw this Contest at any time by posting a notice on our website. If the Contest is terminated on any day prior to the normal Contest end date (the “Termination Date”), the Administrator and Sponsor may determine the winners from all eligible entries received as of 12:00 p.m. ET on the Termination Date (which winners shall be randomly selected in accordance with these Contest Rules). 

17) General Disqualification

Any attempt made by an Entrant or other individual or entity, to deliberately damage, manipulate or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, including but not limited to any fraudulent claims, is a violation of the law. The Administrators and Sponsor reserve the right to seek remedies and damages from any such individual or entity which makes any such attempt. Any Entrant who, in the opinion of the Administrators, is determined to be engaging in any of the foregoing activities will be immediately disqualified from the Contest

18) Role of Parties

Sobeys Capital Incorporated is the Sponsor and XMC Experiential Marketing is the Administrator of this Contest.

19) Trade-marks

All other Trade-marks are the property of their respective owners.

20) Jurisdiction

The Contest is governed by the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, and is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to these Contest Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. By entering the Contest, you agree that the courts of Ontario, Canada shall have jurisdiction to entertain any action or other legal proceedings based on any provision of this Contest’s Rules or the running of this Contest.

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