Giant Tiger® GT VIP: Tim Hicks Unplugged Contest Official Rules


Entries for the Giant Tiger GT VIP™: Tim Hicks Unplugged Contest (the "Contest") will be accepted from May 23rd, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") until June 7th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Contest Period"). The Contest is sponsored by RGK Entertainment Group (the "Sponsor") and administered by Giant Tiger Stores Limited (the “Contest Administrator”).


To enter and to be eligible to win, a person must: (i) be a legal resident of Ontario, Canada at the time of entry, (ii) be at least nineteen (19) years of age at the time of entry, (iii) be a registered member in good standing of the GT VIP™ program (“GT VIP Member”) at the time of entry, and (iv) not be an employee, representative or agent of the Sponsor, the Contest Administrator, or any of their respective related companies, franchisees or their respective advertising or promotional agencies, prize suppliers, or any other entity involved in the development, production, administration or fulfillment of the Contest (each a "Sponsor-related Company"), or a member of such employee, representative or agent’s immediate family or a person with whom he or she is domiciled, whether related to him or her or not. In these Official Rules, "immediate family" includes mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, common law partner or spouse. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial/territorial and municipal laws and regulations. Participation constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to be legally bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Contest Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.


(a) Eligible entrants will automatically qualify for one (1) entry into the Contest as a result of being a GT VIP Member, so long as they remain a GT VIP Member until the end of the Contest Period, notwithstanding when they became a GT VIP Member. To become a GT VIP Member, you must register for a GT ID at

(b) Eligible entrants will automatically qualify for one (1) additional entry into the Contest every time they make an in-store purchase from a participating Giant Tiger® store (each an "Eligible Purchase") during the Contest Period, and present proof of their GT VIP™ membership at the time of the Eligible Purchase. An Eligible Purchase specifically excludes refunds and purchases of products or services relating to tobacco, vaping products, gift cards, transit tickets or stamps. A maximum of one (1) such additional entry per day per person is permitted.

(c) No purchase is necessary to enter or win a Contest prize. Eligible entrants may submit an additional entry for the Contest without making a purchase transaction by sending, by mail, a hand-written (not mechanically reproduced), original fifty (50) word essay describing why the eligible entrant likes Tim Hicks’ music (each a "Mail-In Entry" and collectively "Mail-In Entries") to: GT VIP: Tim Hicks Unplugged, c/o Giant Tiger, 2480 Walkley Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 6A9. Each Mail-In Entry must include the eligible entrant’s name, the phone number linked to his or her GT VIP membership, and a valid email address to reach to entrant. All Mail-In Entries must be postmarked during the Contest Period and only those received before 9 a.m. ET on June 10th will be eligible to participate in the random draw. Limit of one (1) Mail-In Entry per envelope with sufficient postage. A maximum of one (1) such additional entry per day per person is permitted. All Mail-In Entries will bear the same odds of winning as any other entry received during the Contest Period.

Any attempts to exceed the maximum number of entries allowed is a violation of these Official Rules and may result in disqualification at the Contest Administrator’s sole discretion. Proof of entry submission does not constitute proof of receipt by the Contest Administrator. Use of automated devices is prohibited; use of multiple accounts is prohibited; automated entries (including, but not limited to, entries submitted using any robot, script, macro or other automated service) are not permitted and may result in disqualification. Contest entries become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.


Mail-In Entries must consist of original content created by the entrant and shall not contain any element that may be protected by a third party’s copyright or be subject to any of their intellectual property, proprietary or privacy rights.


Prizes will be awarded only to a Selected Entrant that has been confirmed as winner, as described below. There will be fifty (50) grand prize packages (each, the “Grand Prize Package”) available to be won. The Grand Prize Package consists of: two (2) VIP tickets to see and meet Tim Hicks in Ottawa at an exclusive, intimate show at Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon at 3 p.m. ET on June 15th, 2019. The approximate retail value (AVR) of each Grand Prize Package is three hundred dollars ($300). The Sponsor will offer food and a drink ticket to each winner and his/her guest at the concert venue. The food and beverage options offered to winners and their guests will be at the discretion of the Sponsor.What is not expressly included in the prize description above is expressly excluded from the Grand Prize Package. Without limitating the generality of the foregoing, transportation, parking, gratuities and other personal costs and expenses are not included in the Grand Prize Package and are the sole responsibility of the Confirmed Winner and his or her guest. The Grand Prize Package, as described, is subject to availability, may not be exchanged for cash, is non-transferable, non-refundable, may not be sold, and must be accepted as awarded, without substitutions. In the event the Grand Prize Package, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded as described in these Official Rules, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or any component of the prize (or cash equivalent) of equal or greater retail value, without liability, at its sole discretion. The Grand Prize Package is subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions imposed by the supplier of each prize component. The winners and their guests must abide by all rules, regulations and policies at the concert venue. The Sponsor and/or the Contest Administrator reserve the right to revoke the prize and/or components thereof from any winner or winner’s guest who it or concert venue personnel deem may, in their sole discretion, be intoxicated, be a risk, have violated any concert venue rules, regulations or policies, or may bring the Sponsor into disrepute.


A random draw will be held from among all eligible entries received at the offices of the Contest Administrator located at 2480 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON K1G 6A9 on or around 9 a.m. ET on June 10th, 2019. Each selected potential prize winner shall be referred to as a "Selected Entrant". The chances of being selected in the Contest draw depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

The Contest Administrator will contact each Selected Entrant by email at the email address provided when registering for GT VIP™ program or at the email address provided with the Mail-In Entry, where applicable, within one (1) business day of the draw (the "Notification").

To be considered a confirmed winner (a “Confirmed Winner”), a Selected Entrant must:
(a) respond to the Notification within one (1) business day from electronic transmission of such Notification;
(b) correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question, to be administered, at the discretion of the Contest Administrator, through the Selected Entrant’s email account or over the phone;
(c) if requested by the Contest Administrator, provide to the Contest Administrator any information or document including, without limitation, identification documents to verify identity and confirm eligibility in the Contest;
(d) if requested by the Contest Administrator, sign and return to the Contest Administrator within the time specified by the Contest Administrator, a declaration of compliance and release of liability (the "Release") in which the Selected Entrant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor-related Companies, and each of their respective directors, officers, shareholders, owners, partners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Releasees") from any and all liability in connection with the Contest, participation in the Contest and any Contest-related activities, as well as the awarding, use or misuse of any prize or prize element; and
(e) otherwise comply with these Official Rules.

If a Selected Entrant cannot be contacted or fails to respond within the time period described above, or fails to: (i) correctly answer the skill-testing question, (ii) provide identification, if requested by the Contest Administrator, (iii) sign and return the Release within the time specified by the Contest Administrator, if requested by the Contest Administrator, or (iv) otherwise comply with these Official Rules, the applicable prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate entrant, who will be subject to these same Official Rules.


(a) If anyone, including a Confirmed Winner, gives false information to the Sponsor or the Contest Administrator, or attempts to deliberately interfere with, or undermine, the entry process or operation of the Contest, he/she may be disqualified from the Contest and may be required to return his/her prize. Any attempt to deliberately interfere with, or undermine, the entry process or the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should an attempt be made, the Sponsor or the Contest Administrator reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

(b) PUBLICITY. By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees that the Sponsor and the Contest Administrator may use his or her name, province or territory of residence, image and/or likeness and any statement regarding the Contest in any advertising, publicity or promotion carried out by the Sponsor, the Contest Administrator or their respective authorized agents in connection with the Contest, in any and all venues or media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without any further notification, approval or remuneration.

(c) PRIVACY. Personal information collected, used and retained in connection with the Contest may be stored on servers in Canada and the United States ("U.S."), and may therefore be subject to U.S. laws and may be accessible to the U.S. government, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies. The personal information entrants provide when entering the Contest will be collected and used for the purposes of administering the Contest and prize fulfillment. If an entrant requests to receive marketing communications from the Contest Administrator regarding products and offers, entrant’s contact information will also be used for the purposes of fulfilling the entrant’s request for such communications. By submitting their personal information, entrants agree that such information will be collected, used and disclosed by the Contest Administrator in accordance with its Privacy Commitment, which is available at

(d) INDEMNIFICATION, LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE RELEASEES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DEMANDS, LOSS, INJURY, DAMAGE OR LIABILITY WHATSOEVER WHICH MAY ARISE OR OCCUR IN CONNECTION WITH OR AS A RESULT OF: (I) PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR ANY RELATED ACTIVITY, (II) ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTEST, OR (III) ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE OR POSSESSION OF A PRIZE. Without limiting the foregoing, the Releasees shall not be responsible for: (i) any incomplete or inaccurate information provided by entrants; (ii) the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (iii) printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise; (iv) technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein or in other materials related to the Contest; (v) delays or other problems in the transmission of entries, or (vi) technical, network, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entries on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website or any combination thereof.

(e) CONTEST MODIFICATION, CANCELLATION, TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Contest for any reason whatsoever, without notice or liability.

(f) GENERAL CONDITIONS. Winning a prize is contingent on fulfilling all the requirements set forth in these Official Rules. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. All entries and prize claims are subject to verification. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Decisions of the Contest Administrator will be final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Void where prohibited. The failure of the Sponsor or the Contest Administrator to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

(g) SOCIAL MEDIA. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or any other social media platform where this Contest may be promoted. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and the Contest Administrator and not to Facebook or any other social media platform and that the latter have no liability for any element of this Contest.