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Sweepstakes: #SelfMadeCA

It’s that time of the year again – tax season is here, and it’s time to start filing your return!

Whether you’ve picked up a side-gig or started freelancing full-time, being your own boss comes with a lot of additional responsibilities, such as tracking working hours and managing your business expenses. You hustle hard for your money, and we want to hear all about it.

Tell us about your experience of being self-employed and you win $500! Our contest starts on Thursday, February 15, 2018 and we’re giving away weekly prizes up to $2000 until Thursday, March 15, 2018.

When you run your own business, work a side job, or have multiple sources of income, you need tax software that can handle any situation—that’s why TurboTax has designed self-employed solutions tailored to the unique needs of self-employed individuals. Be it DIY, assisted (tax expertise on-demand), or full service, TurboTax has you covered so you’re never alone.

See terms and conditions below.

This contest is open to RESIDENTS OF Canada ONLY

and is GOVERNED by Canadian law

“#SelfMadeCA and #ImpôtAutonome CONTEST

 OFFICIAL RULES

The “#SelfMadeCA AND #ImpôtAutonome CONTEST” (the “Contest”) is governed by these official rules (the “Official Rules”), from February 15, 2018 to March 15, 2018. By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to be legally bound by these Official Rules, including without limitation all eligibility requirements, and understands that Sponsor’s (defined below) decisions in connection with the Contest are final and binding in all respects. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

  1. SPONSOR:

This Contest is sponsored by Intuit Inc., 5100 Spectrum Way, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 5S2 (the “Sponsor”).

  1. CONTEST PERIOD:

The Contest runs from February 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) to March 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) (the “Contest Period”). The Contest Period consists of four (4) entry periods (each, an “Entry Period”), as follows

Entry Period Start and End
1 Feb. 15, 2018 10AM ET – Feb. 22, 2018 9:59AM ET
2 Feb. 22, 2018 10AM ET – Mar. 1, 2018 9:59AM ET
3 Mar. 1, 2018 10AM ET – Mar. 8, 2018 9:59AM ET
4 Mar. 8, 2018 10AM ET – Mar. 15, 2018 10AM ET

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY, RESIDENCY AND AGE:

The Contest is only open to legal residents of Canada who have reached the age legal of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry. Despite the foregoing, employees, officers, representatives or agents of Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, contest agencies, production agencies and/or any other entity involved in the administration or execution of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”), and such employees’, officers’, representatives’ or agents’ respective immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings, children, in-laws, grandparents, grandchildren) and people domiciled with them, are not eligible to enter the Contest

  1. HOW TO ENTER:

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

There are three (3) ways to enter the Contest, respectively as follows:

  1. French Twitter Entry: To enter the Contest via Twitter in French, follow the Sponsor’s official Twitter account (@TurboImpot) post a tweet during the Contest Period using your personal Twitter account (a “Twitter Account”) that includes: (i) your unique and original story in French (which may include text, an image and/or a video) about all the roles you play as a self-employed individual; and (ii) the hashtags #ImpôtAutonome and #concours and tag @TurboImpot (collectively, a “French Twitter Entry”).
  2. English Twitter Entry: To enter the Contest via Twitter in English, follow the Sponsor’s official Twitter account (@TurboTaxCanada) post a tweet during the Contest Period using your Twitter Account that includes: (i) your unique and original story in English (which may include text, an image and/or a video) about all the roles you play as a self-employed individual; and (ii) the hashtags #SelfMadeCA and #Sweeps and tag @TurboTaxCanada (collectively, an “English Twitter Entry”).
  3. English Instagram Entry: To enter the Contest via Instagram in English, follow the Sponsor’s official Instagram account (@TurboTaxCanada) post a post during the Contest Period using your personal Instagram account (an “Instagram Account”) that includes: (i) your unique and original story in English (which may include text, an image and/or a video) about all the roles you play as a self-employed individual; and (ii) the hashtags #SelfMadeCA and #Sweeps and tag @TurboTaxCanada (collectively, an “English Instagram Entry”).

Collectively, Twitter Entries and English Instagram Entries will be referred to as “Entries”.

The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Twitter (each, a “Social Platform”). Each Social Platform is hereby completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Contest.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: In connection with your Entry, the submitted text, image and/or video (a “Submission”) must never have been previously exhibited publicly outside of this Contest or selected as a winner in any other contest. By participating in the Contest (including without limitation submitting an entry), each entrant warrants and represents that his/her Submission:

  1. is original to him/her and that the entrant has all necessary rights in and to the Submission to enter the Contest;
  2. does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;

iii.        does not contain any reference to or likeness of any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence (note: if you cannot obtain the consent of an individual appearing in your Photo, then his/her face must be blurred out);

  1. will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party, or give rise to any claims for payment whatsoever; and
  2. is not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it will not contain, depict, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following:
  • Nudity;
  • Explicit, graphic or excessive sexual activity;
  • Crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols;
  • Derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious groups;
  • Content that endorses, condones or discusses any illegal, inappropriate or risky activity, behaviour or conduct;
  • Personal information of individuals, including without limitation, names and addresses (physical or e-mail);
  • Conduct or other activities in violation of these Official Rules;
  • Commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than those of Sponsor;
  • Any identifiable third party products and/or trade-marks, brands or logos.  For example, any clothing worn by persons appearing in a Photo must not contain any visible logos, trade-marks or other third party materials, unless the necessary permissions/licenses have been obtained; and
  • Any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Sponsor and/or the Contest Parties in their sole discretion.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit or modify any Submission, or to request an entrant to modify or edit his or her Submission, in order to help ensure that the Submission complies with these Official Rules, or for any other reason. By entering the Contest and submitting the Submission, each entrant: (i) grants to the Sponsor, in perpetuity, a world-wide, non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use the Entry, in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason; (ii) waives all moral rights in and to his/her Submission in favour of the Sponsor; and (iii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Contest Parties and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action that relates to his/her Entry (including without limitation his/her Submission).  For greater certainty, the Sponsor and/or the Contest Parties reserve the right, in its/their sole discretion, to modify, edit or disqualify any Entry, or to request an entrant to modify or edit his or her Entry, if a complaint is received with respect to the Entry, or for any other reason.

  1. LIMITS AND SPONSOR’S RIGHT TO VERIFY:

There is a limit of one (1) Twitter Entry per person and per Twitter Account per Entry Period. There is a limit of one (1) English Instagram Entry per person and per Instagram Account per Entry Period. If it is discovered by Sponsor (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by Sponsor) that any person has attempted to: (i) exceed any of the limits stated in the Official Rules; and/or (ii) use multiple names, identities, email addresses and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or to disrupt this Contest; then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor.  Your Entry may be rejected if (in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor) it is not fully completed with all required information and submitted and received in accordance with these Official Rules during the Contest Period.  The Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Entries (all of which are void).

All Entries and entrants are subject to verification at any time and for any reason.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Entry or other information entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Official Rules.  Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of Sponsor within the timeline specified by Sponsor may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor.  The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).

  1. PRIZES: 

PRIZES: There are four (4) prizes available to be won at the start of the Contest Period (the “Prizes”). There is one (1) Prize allocated to each Entry Period. The number of Prizes available to be won will decrease throughout the Contest as they are claimed in accordance with these Official Rules. Each Prize consists of a Visa Gift Card with an approximate retail value of $500.00 CAD. The Prizes must be accepted as awarded. The Prizes are non-transferable, cannot be substituted for another prize, cannot be sold, and cannot be redeemed for cash. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right (at its sole and absolute discretion) to substitute any prize for another prize of equal or greater value in the event the prize is unavailable or for any other reason whatsoever. All characteristics and features of the Prizes (except as otherwise explicitly stated above) are at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Limit of one (1) Prize per person. Total approximate retail value of all prizing is $2,000.00 CAD.

  1. PRIZE WINNERS SELECTION:

On each of the draw dates listed in the following table (each, a “Draw Date”), one (1) entrant will be selected by random draw from among all Entries received during the corresponding Entry Period:

Entry Period Draw Date (5PM ET)
1 Feb. 22, 2018
2 Mar. 1, 2018
3 Mar. 8, 2018
4 Mar. 15, 2018

 

The odds of winning a Prize will depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the applicable Entry Period. HOWEVER, ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. A POTENTIAL WINNER OF A PRIZE IS NOT A CONFIRMED WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS VERIFIED HIS/HER COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE POTENTIAL WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED SUCH VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.

  1. NOTIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION OF PRIZE WINNERS:

The Sponsor or its designated representative will make a minimum of 2 attempts to contact the potential winners (via the Social Platform the potential winner used to submit the selected Entry) within 5 business days of the applicable Draw Date.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted within such time, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to a Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining applicable eligible Entries received (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such new potential winner.

BEFORE BEING DECLARED A CONFIRMED PRIZE WINNER, each potential Prize winner will be required to: (a) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid (which may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be administered online, by email or other electronic means, by telephone, or in the Sponsor’s form of declaration and release); and (b) sign and return within 5 business days of notification the Sponsor’s declaration and release form, which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Official Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize (as awarded); (iii) releases the Released Parties from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof; and (iv) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor in any manner or medium whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet.

Each entrant is solely responsible for ensuring his/her Social Platform account settings are set to be able to receive such notification messages, monitoring his/her Social Platform account for such notification messages and following all instructions contained in such notification messages, failing which, he/she may be disqualified (as determined by the Sponsor at its sole discretion).

If a potential Prize winner: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents within the specified time; (c) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) the applicable Prize (as awarded) for any reason; and/or (d) is determined to be in violation of these Official Rules (all as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the applicable Prize) and the applicable Prize will not be awarded.

  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

Without limiting the generality of any other provision of these Official Rules, by entering the Contest, each participant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, participation in this Contest, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of a Prize (if applicable) or participation in any Contest-related activity and/or claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.

  1. LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES:

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE RELEASED PARTIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF ANY ELEMENT OF THE PRIZES.

  1. ADDITIONAL TERMS:

Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest in accordance with the letter and spirit of these Official Rules.  Additionally, Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute any fraudulent activities to the full extent of the law.

Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion (subject only to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux in Quebec (the “Régie”)), to withdraw, amend or suspend this Contest (or to amend these Official Rules) in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Official Rules.  Sponsor, at its sole and absolute discretion (subject only to the approval of the Régie in Quebec), reserves the right to cancel, amend or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Official Rules, without prior notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error or any kind, or for any other reason. Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to administer an alternate test of skill as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances and/or to comply with applicable law. Subject to all applicable Canadian federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations, these Official Rules govern all aspects of the Contest and are binding on all participants.

If due to printing, production, online, internet, computer or other error of any kind, more Prizes are claimed than intended to be distributed or awarded according to these Official Rules, then, in addition to having the right to terminate the Contest immediately, subject only to the approval of the Régie in Quebec, Sponsor reserve the right, in its sole and absolute discretion (subject only to the approval of the Régie in Quebec), to rescind invalid prize claims, conduct a random draw from amongst all eligible prize claimants in order to award the correct number of Prizes.  In no event will Sponsors be liable for more than the number of Prizes as stated in these Official Rules.

For Quebec residents:  Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling.  Any litigation respecting the awarding of the prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her Entry for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy.  This section does not limit any other consent(s) that an individual may provide Sponsor or others in relation to the collection, use and/or disclosure of their personal information.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these English Official Rules or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials (including without limitation any advertising or promotional materials) or the French Official Rules, the terms and conditions of these English Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

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