The Oscars are finally here, and in the digital age the greatest companion to the red-carpet show and the actual Academy Awards is all the action you find on social media! This is why we’re taking this year’s event by storm with an all-day social extravaganza where we’ll have trivia, flashback photos, Twitter chats with industry experts, giveaways and more. (Watch @hellocanada on Twitter and @hellocanadamag on Instagram!)
Follow the hashtag #HelloOscarDay on Feb. 22 to join in the fun, win fabulous prizes, discuss Oscar history and talk fashion and beauty! Send us all your red-carpet questions and we’ll have our experts answer them during their chats:
Burning beauty questions? Ask Flare magazine’s Beauty Director, Carlene Higgins, during our Twitter chat at 5 PM (EST).
Serious style conundrums? Ask Hello! Canada’s Fashion & Beauty Editor, Ally Dean, during her Twitter chat at 6 PM (EST).
We’re giving away 5 copies of our Big Book of Stars special collector’s issue and a $300 Shopper’s Drug Mart prize pack filled with hair and makeup treats.
We can’t wait for #HelloOscarDay!
See you there ;)
The Hello! Canada Team
#HelloOscarDay Twitter Chat Giveaways
1.Entry Period & Contest Sponsors.
(a)The Contest is brought to you by the following entities (collectively or individually, the “Contest Sponsors”): Hello! Canada, part of Rogers Communications Partnership. (“Rogers”)
(b)The Contest entry period (the “Entry Period”) starts at 5 PM on Feb. 22, 2015 and continues until 6:30 PM on Feb. 22, 2015. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
2.How to Enter.
(a)No purchase necessary.
(b)To enter via Twitter, you (i) must have a valid, public (i.e. not "protected") Twitter account and be a follower of @hellocanada(for greater certainty, you can become a follower by clicking on the "Follow" tab on www.twitter.com/hellocanada) and (ii) must, during the Entry Period, send a tweet containing a question for one of our Twitter Chat experts or a beauty or fashion tip(“Creative Material”) and the hashtag #HelloOscarDay.
Each tweet must be in compliance with (a) the Creative Material section below, and (b) with the Twitter Terms of Service available at http://twitter.com/tos. Only publicly viewable tweets containing the Creative Material and the Hashtag will be considered valid entries. If you do not have a Twitter account, visit www.twitter.com and register in accordance with the enrolment instructions for a free Twitter account. If you do have a Twitter account, but your tweets are "protected", y must make them publicly viewable by unchecking the “Tweet privacy” option in the “Security and privacy settings” and then saving the changes.
(c)ENTRY LIMIT: Unlimited
(d)Any attempt or suspected attempt to enter this Contest in a fashion not authorized by these rules shall be deemed to be tampering and will void all of your entries. Entries that contain false information and/or are late, lost, stolen, falsified, illegible, damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular or entries that have been submitted using robotic, automated, programmed, or through illicit means, or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of these Contest rules, as determined in the Contest Sponsors’ absolute discretion, will be judged null and void and disqualified. Only entries received by Rogers will be considered. Proof of entry transmission shall not constitute proof of receipt. Rogers reserves the right to refuse any entry in its absolute discretion.
(f)Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
(g)Although this Contest may be communicated, promoted, or administered by means of any third party social media or social networking service or site (each, a “Third Party Service”), entrants acknowledge that: (i) this Contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, any Third Party Service; (ii) if entry into this Contest is by means of a Third Party Service, entrants must have a valid account with the applicable Third Party Service (and may be required to have a public (i.e. non-private) account in order to participate) and must comply with the applicable Third Party Service’s terms and policies; and (iii) any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Contest should be directed to the Contest Sponsors and not to any Third Party Service. By participating in this Contest, you completely release any Third Party Service of all liability in relation to any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation.
(a)The Contest is open to residents of Canada excluding Quebec.
(b)Employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of the Contest Sponsors, their parent and affiliated companies, the Contest prize suppliers, the Contest judges (if applicable), and any and all other companies associated with the Contest, as well as those with whom the foregoing individuals reside, are not eligible to enter this Contest.
(c)The Contest Sponsors shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to enter the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant should such an entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.
(a)Entrants are eligible to win one (1) of five (5) copies of our Big Book of Stars special collector’s issue ($9.99 each) and a $300 Shopper’s Drug Mart gift pack.
(b)No financial compensation will be made or required if actual prize value is lower than the total value quoted in these rules. Prize must be accepted as awarded, without substitution, transfer, exchange or assignment, unless otherwise determined in the absolute discretion of the Contest Sponsors and/or prize suppliers. Any unused portion of a prize, once awarded, will be deemed forfeited by the applicable winner, and no financial compensation will be made or required in respect of such unused portion. The Contest Sponsors and/or the prize suppliers reserve the right, in their absolute discretion, to substitute a prize or a component of a prize with a prize or a component of a prize (as applicable) of equal or greater value, including, without limitation, a monetary award, if the prize or prize component cannot be awarded by the Contest Sponsors and/or the prize supplier(s) for any reason. Prize may not be exactly as advertised. Prize will not be replaced if lost, destroyed or stolen.
(c)Except as expressly warranted herein, any Contest prize is provided “as is” without further warranty of any kind.
(a)A random draw from all eligible entries received will be made by a representative of the Contest Sponsors on Feb. 22, 2015 at between 5 PM and 5:30 PM and again between 6 PM and 6:30 PM at 1 Mount Pleasant Rd., Toronto. Six (6) entrants will be selected as potential Contest winners. A selected entrant will be contacted by Twitter to send their email address. A selected entrant will be disqualified and required to forfeit any claim to the Contest prize if he or she cannot be reached within three (3) business days following the first attempt of contact or if the terms set forth in these Contest rules are not adhered to.
(b)Decisions and rulings of the Contest Sponsors and/or their representatives are final and binding without appeal in all matters related to this Contest and the awarding of a prize.
(c)To be declared a winner, a selected entrant must correctly answer without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question; be in full compliance with these Contest rules; and, in the discretion of the Contest Sponsors, sign and return a release of liability and consent to publicity form (the “Release Form”) within the time period specified in the Release Form, and any other documentation as may reasonably be required by the Contest Sponsors in their absolute discretion.
(d)A selected entrant may be required to provide proof of identification to the Contest Sponsors when claiming a prize or otherwise in connection with this Contest to facilitate the Contest Sponsors’ accurate identification of a Contest winner.
(e)If a selected entrant does not fulfill the conditions set out in these rules, or declines or forfeits a Contest prize, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their absolute discretion, to cancel the Contest prize or to select another entrant from the remaining eligible entries pursuant to the process described above.
(f)Once a winner has been confirmed in accordance with the terms of these Contest rules, prize distribution will promptly be coordinated.
6.Release of liability / Consent to Publicity.
By entering the Contest, each entrant accepts and agrees to (i) be legally bound by these Contest rules, including all eligibility requirements, (ii) be bound by the decisions of the Contest Sponsors and their representatives or the independent judging organization, if any, which are final, binding and conclusive (without appeal) on all matters relative to the Contest; and (iii) remise, release and forever discharge the Contest Sponsors, their respective parent and affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, divisions, dealers, retailers, printers and advertising and promotional agencies, any and all other companies associated with the Contest (including prize suppliers and suppliers of materials or services related to the Contest), and all of their respective employees, directors, officers, shareholders, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all actions, causes of actions, suits, debts, dues, accounts, claims, damages or liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses arising out of, or in any way related to, his/her participation in the Contest and/or the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any Contest prize (or any portion thereof), or any travel or activity that is related to the receipt or use of any Contest prize, including, without limitation costs or losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, and rights of publicity, personality, privacy and/or intellectual property.
By accepting a Contest prize, each winner authorizes each of the Contest Sponsors and their respective designees to use in any related publicity the winner’s name, city and province/territory of residence, photograph, image, likeness, voice, and any statements he/she may make regarding such Contest prize for advertising and promotional purposes worldwide in perpetuity, in any form of media including the Internet, without limitation and without additional compensation or consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law; and each winner waives any rights that may exist in respect of materials produced pursuant to the foregoing.
7.Limitation of Liability.
The Releasees are not responsible for (i) stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, postage-due or garbled entries, transmissions, email or mail; (ii) lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider, website, or other connections, including those through and/or by any website; (iii) jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (iv) failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems, any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, processing, or communication; (v) non-delivered, misdirected, blocked, or delayed email notifications; (vi) printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Contest rules, in any Contest-related advertisements or other materials; or (vi) any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any event. The Releasees are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. The Releasees are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of any website.
(a)Laws and Rules.This Contest will be run in accordance with these Contest rules, which shall be subject to amendment by Rogers without notice or liability to you. Entrants must comply with these Contest rules and will be deemed to have received and understood these rules by participating in this Contest. The terms of this Contest, as set out in these rules, are not subject to amendment or counter-offer, except as set out herein. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. These rules are governed exclusively by the laws of the province or territory in which you reside, and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of such province or territory. Rights and remedies may vary by province or territory.
(b)Cancel and Amend. Rogers reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend this Contest or to amend the Contest rules at any time and in any way, without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever. Without limiting the foregoing, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, for example as a result of tampering or infection by computer virus, bug, corruption, security breach, or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsors, Rogers reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Contest and/or conduct a random draw from all previously received eligible entries.
(c)Conduct.The Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their absolute discretion, to disqualify without notice any entrant that they find to be: violating the Contest rules; tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or any Contest website; acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and/or civil laws. Should any such attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution, and Rogers reserves the right to ban or disqualify an entrant from this Contest and any future contests.