The “$15,000 for your EF tour” Contest (the “Contest”), is sponsored by EF Education First International Ltd (the “Sponsor”). The Contest is intended to be conducted in Canada only and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws in force in the Province of Ontario. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules & Regulations (the “Contest Rules”) and the decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of the Contest, which are final and legally binding on the entrant.


1. HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. Beginning on Sepetember 1st, 2017 until December 31, 2017 (the “Contest Period”), there are two methods to enter the Contest for an eligible person: (a) ONLINE: Enter online at www.eftours.ca/idealtrip or eftours.ca by completing the entry form with your first name, last name, profession, grade taught, school name, address including postal code, telephone number including area code, email address, confirm that you have read and agreed to be bound by the Contest Rules, indicate whether you would like to receive additional information from the Sponsor about programs and promotions, and click “submit”. (b) fill out direct mail reply card with your first name, last name, profession, grade taught, school name, address including postal code, telephone number including area code, email address, and mail back to address on the business reply mail card. Only fully completed entries will be deemed as eligible entries. All eligible entries must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on December 31, 2017 (the “Contest Closing Date”). Limit one (1) entry per person for the Contest. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an online entrant, the entry will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted with the entry. The authorized account holder is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an online service provider or other organization (business, educational institution, etc.).


2. ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win, a person must be a legal resident of Canada of the age of majority who is employed full or part-time as a teacher or administrator at the middle school, junior high school, senior high school, and who is not an employee of the Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies or agencies, or a member of their immediate families or any person with whom they are domiciled, or an employee of any other company providing educational tours.


3. PRIZE: There will be one (1) Prize available to be won by a selected entrant from among all eligible entries received by the Contest Closing Date, consisting of $15,000 CDN to be used towards an EF Educational Tours™ tour for the winner to a location of the winner’s choice, selected from a predetermined itinerary available through The Sponsor. The Sponsor will provide consultation services with an employee to assist the winner in selecting a tour itinerary appropriate for him or her and the Travel Guests (see Rule #7 for more information). Tour selection and availability is subject to The Sponsors discretion. The dates for the tour must be booked at least ninety-nine (99) days prior to departure (the “Booking”) and the tour must be taken by June 30, 2019 (the “Deadline”). Certain blackout periods may apply. In the event that the Prize winner is not available to travel on the dates selected or by the Deadline, the Prize will be forfeited by such winner. The winner must sign and return a “Group Leader Agreement” and acknowledge that, on tour, he or she will be solely responsible for monitoring the Travel Guests in his or her group and ensuring they adhere to the EF Educational Tours™ guidelines, rules and regulations, which will be provided to the winner upon the awarding of the Prize (see Rule #7 for more information), and are also available at http://www.eftours.ca/glagreement or upon request by calling 1-800-387-1460. The Sponsor provides no conditions, representations or warranties with respect to the Prize, including as to merchantability of fitness for purpose. No Global Rewards Points, frequent flyer miles, or travel rewards of any kind will be available on this Prize. In no event will the Sponsor be liable for more than one (1) Prize. The Prize is not transferable. All EF Tours are subject to EF’s Booking Conditions (the terms of which can be obtained by calling 1-800-263-2806 or found at http://www.eftours.ca/bc. Each potential Prize winner will be required to review and agree in writing to such Booking Conditions in advance of being awarded any Prize. A condition of accepting and being awarded such Prize will be compliance in full with such Booking Conditions.


4. PRIZE DRAW: A random Prize draw will be held on January 16, 2018 at approximately 10:00 AM EST at 80 Bloor Street West, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M5S 2V1 from among all eligible entries received by the Contest Closing Date. The odds of being drawn as a potential Prize winner depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.


5. NOTIFYING THE POTENTIAL WINNER: The selected entrant in the Prize draw will be contacted by mail, courier and/or telephone within seven (7) business days of the Prize draw. If a selected entrant cannot be located or does not respond within seven (7) business days of notification, or if a package sent by mail or courier is returned as undeliverable, the selected entrant will be disqualified and another entrant randomly selected until contact is made with a selected entrant or no more entries are available, whichever occurs first. The Sponsor will not be responsible for failed attempts to notify any selected entrant.


6. DECLARING THE WINNER: In order to be declared a Prize winner, the selected entrant must first correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill testing question without assistance of any kind and will be required to sign and return a Declaration and Release Form (the “Release”) which confirms compliance with the Contest Rules and releases the Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies or agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively the “Releasees”), from all liability with respect to the participation in the Contest by the winner and the acceptance of the Prize as awarded, without substitution, by the winner and his or her Travel Guests. The Release must be returned within the time period specified on the Release or the Prize will be forfeited by such winner. The selected entrant may be required to furnish proof of identification as part of the verification process. The Sponsor also reserves the right to require proof of eligible employment as required by Rule #2 (the “Employment Confirmation”). The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any potential winner who cannot produce, within five (5) business days of a request by Sponsor for same, proof of such employment (satisfactory to Sponsor). Should a selected entrant be unable to accept the Prize because of school and/or Board of Education policy, a new entrant will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries. A selected entrant shall be deemed ineligible if he or she has won a prize in any similar contest run by the Sponsor in the last twelve (12) months preceding the Contest Period. If the Prize is forfeited by a potential winner for any reason whatsoever, the Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner at the Sponsor’s discretion.


7. AWARDING OF THE PRIZE: An employee will contact the confirmed Prize winner after receiving the duly completed Release and, if requested, the Employment Confirmation. The Employee will book the travel arrangements for the Prize winner, including confirming the selected tour itinerary. The Prize winner will be responsible for ensuring that his or her Travel Guests have the appropriate documentation completed and returned within the time period specified by the Employee. The Sponsor will not replace or refund any amount if the winner or any of the Travel Guests cannot attend the Tour. The Prize winner may not charge any fee to or obtain any compensation from any of the Travel Guests.


8. NAME AND IMAGE OF THE WINNER: By entering, each applicant, if he or she is selected as a potential winner of the Prize, consents to the use of his or her name, school name, city and province of residence/school, and/or photographs, without further remuneration, in connection with any publicity carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor. The Travel Guests, by participating in the Prize, provide similar consent. The Sponsor and/or its affiliates, related companies or agencies, and their respective employees and agents, will have the right to photograph the Grand Prize winner and his or her Travel Guests while on the Grand Prize tour for use in future promotions, without further remuneration.


9. GENERAL CONDITIONS:(a) This Contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. (b) All entries become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. No correspondence will be entered into except with the selected entrant. (c) By entering the Contest, all entrants release the Releasees from any loss, damage or claims caused by or resulting from participation in the Contest, or the acceptance or use of the Prize, including but not limited to any injury or damage to an entrant’s or to any other computer. (d) The Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including but not limited to, errors in advertising, the Contest Rules, or the announcement of the Prize winner. (e) No responsibility is assumed by the Sponsor for any inability of any person to successfully enter the Contest for any reason, including any problems or technical malfunction of any internet or telephone network or broadcast transmission during the Contest. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for falsified, late, lost, damaged, misdirected, garbled, or incomplete entries. Proof of transmission (screenshots, etc.) does not constitute proof of delivery. (f) The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant from the Contest in the event it is determined that he or she has entered in a fashion not permitted by the Contest Rules or any other pertinent terms or conditions referenced in the Contest Rules. (g) Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified. (h) Any attempt by an entrant or any other person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.


10. FOR RESIDENTS OF QUÉBEC: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity Program may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses, et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a Program may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses, et des jeux only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.


11. CHANGE OR TERMINATION: The Sponsor reserves the right, with the consent of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux in Quebec, to terminate, suspend, or modify this Contest without liability in the event of any fraud or technical failures of the website beyond the control of the Sponsor that may corrupt the administration, integrity or security of the Contest, or if any other factor interferes with the conduct of this Contest, without prior notice or publication. In the event of early termination of the Contest, a notice will be posted online and a random draw to award the Prize will be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination.


12. LANGUAGE: In the event of any discrepancies between the English language rules and the French language rules for this Contest, the English language rules shall prevail.


13. PERSONAL INFORMATION: The Sponsor respects your right to privacy. By entering this Contest, each Referee and Referral consents to the Sponsor collecting, storing and using the personal information submitted with his or her entry in accordance with its privacy policy, only for the purpose of administering this Contest unless the Referee and Referral otherwise agrees. To the extent that a Referee provides personal information in relation to a Referral, the Referee shall be obligated to obtain the consent of such Referral to such provision and the use of it by the Sponsor and other parties as contemplated under these Contest Rules. The Sponsor shall not be responsible for any failure by any Referee and Referral to obtain such consent from a Referral. To view the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, visit www.eftours.ca/privacypolicy.
Questions regarding the Contest can be directed to the Sponsor at 1-800-387-1460 or by contacting the Sponsor at 80 Bloor Street West, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON, M5S 2V1.

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