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CONTEST RULES

15 YEARS OF ADVENTURE

This Mountain Equipment Cooperative (MEC) contest is governed by the following rules. By participating in the contest, you agree to respect these rules and decisions made by MEC (which shall be final and binding), as well as all applicable laws.

  1. General details. This contest is null where prohibited or restricted by law. No purchase is necessary to enter. The contest will run from May 26, 2018 at 12 :00 p.m. (EST) until October 20, 2018 at 11 :59 p.m. (EST). Entries must be received before the deadline for entry in order to be admissible. The contest is open to Quebec residents only, who have reached the age of majority as of the entry date. A correct answer to a mathematical skill-testing question is required to win. The chances of winning depend on the total number of valid entries received.

  2. Registration. You can register for the contest by visiting the contest micro-site, hosted at the following address :www.mec15ansqc.ca or www.mec15yearsqc.ca. To complete your entry, you must fill out the relevant form and answer the mandatory questions. You are solely and fully responsible for ensuring that your entry is correctly submitted. You are only permitted a single entry throughout the duration of the contest.

  3. Eligibility. It is not necessary that you be a MEC member in order to participate. However, you can become a member by registering in one of the MEC stores situated in Quebec or by visiting https://www.mec.ca/fr/login . You may not enter the contest if you are an employee, representative, mandatary, officer or director of MEC, or an immediate family member (spouse, parent, brother, sister or child), or person domiciled with an employee, representative, mandatary, director or officer of MEC.

  4. Disqualification. MEC may disqualify you if you do not meet the eligibility criteria for the contest, if you do not comply with, or if you attempt to circumvent the rules, if you attempt to disrupt or undermine the contest, or attempt to disturb, abuse, threaten or harass any other participant or representative of MEC.

  5. Winner. The winner will be chosen according to the method outlined below. MEC will advise you by e-mail, by mail or by phone if you have been selected to receive a prize. To be declared a winner and eligible to receive the prize, you must comply with the present rules, and you must sign and return to MEC (within the timeframe specified by MEC), a standard declaration and release form which will include : a declaration that you have complied with these rules, an acceptance of the prize as awarded, an authorization for publication, a waiver, the correct answer to a mathematical skill-testing question, and all other documentation that MEC may require. If you cannot be contacted within two business days after the selection date, or if you fail to promptly respond to communications from MEC, or if you fail to sign or return all documentation in the timeframe specified by MEC, you will forfeit the prize and your entries will be declared null.

  6. Draw. MEC will perform a random draw on October 22, 2018 at 12 :00 p.m. (EST), among all eligible entries received throughout the duration of the contest, at its satellite head office (4100 rue Molson, Bureau 330, Montréal (Québec) H1Y 3N1) in order to select the potential winner of the contest.

  7. Prize. There is a single grand prize to be won among one of the following three getaways, as selected by the winner (but subject to the conditions outlined below) :

    1. Family Camping Dream Weekend (approximate value of $1900) :

      1. 1 gift card for $1500 to be spent at MEC

      2. 2 nights in ready-to-camp for a family (maximum 6 persons) in a Sépaq establishment during the 2019 season, including daily access fees to the national park, if applicable (under Sépaq control (including wildlife preserves)) where ready-to-camp is available, as well as a $100 gift certificate for one or several activities of your choice.


  1. Couples’ Relaxing Ski Escape (approximate value of $2556):

    1. 1 gift card for $1500 to be spent at MEC

    2. 1 three night stay for 2 people in a hotel room at the Tour des Voyageurs, at the Lodge de la Montagne or at the Place St-Bernard, depending on availability. Certain restrictions with respect to dates apply.

    3. 2 ski days for 2 people at the Mont Tremblant ski resort, including First Tracks access. Ski passes valid all season long, from November 22, 2018 until April 22, 2019.

    4. 1 gift card for $100 for the Spa Scandinave Mont-Tremblant


  1. Sporting Escapade Among Friends (approximate value of $4875):

    1. 1 gift card for $1500 to be spent at MEC

    2. 1 stay with the Bustel de Voyage Grand V for you and 14 of your friends (which includes transport by a Voyage Grand V (Bustel) bus), camping accommodations, meals and activities. Prize is valid for the 2019 season (between April 1 and December 1, 2019), depending on availability at the time of reservation. The choice of destination will have to be made according to Quebec offerings (Eastern Quebec 4 days, Western Quebec 4 days, Northern Quebec 4 days, or at the choice of Voyage Grand V).



The winner can only select one of the packages described above, must accept it as awarded (no substitutions) and cannot create an individualized package based on elements offered in the different packages. The chosen package cannot be sold, transferred, or converted into cash.

Purchases of MEC products or services must be made by a member of the cooperative. A winner that is not a member will therefore need to become one in order to use the gift certificate awarded to make purchases. The gift card can, however, be used to cover the $5 membership fee, at the time of first purchase.

The descriptions of the packages above are exhaustive and contain all elements which will be offered to the winner and the winner’s excursion companions. All supplementary expenses of any kind, including, for example, transport, transfer, meal and additional lodging costs, as well as taxes or fees related to insurance coverage which are not explicitly mentioned above are at the sole expense of the winner and/or the winner’s excursion companion.

The activities and the lodging associated with the selected package are subject to availability and to the operating periods of the relevant businesses. In addition to the non-available dates explicitly mentioned above, the activities and lodging during certain peak periods, including holidays, for example, may not be available to the winner.

All elements of the selected package (with the exception of the gift cards) must be used by the winner and the winner’s companion during the same single stay and during the validity period indicated in subparagraphs 7(a), 7(b) and 7(c) above, in accordance with the package selected (the « Validity Period of the Package »).

In this regard, the winner will have to submit to MEC, within thirty (30) days of having been contacted by MEC, a selection of 4 stay periods during the Validity Period of the Package in order to benefit from the prize. MEC will then confirm the choice of dates to the winner and will transmit to the winner the elements of the selected package. The final decision with respect to dates is at the complete discretion of MEC.

If the winner fails to choose these dates within the thirty (30) day period required, MEC will then proceed to a second random draw among the eligible entries received, in order to determine a new winner, who will be bound to these same rules.

  1. Excursion companions. Excursion companions who will accompany the winner must meet the following criteria :

  1. Cancellation. Subject to the approval by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, MEC may cancel, modify, extend or suspend the contest if, for any reason, MEC cannot carry out the contest as planned. In such case, MEC can award the prize randomly among all eligible entries received up until the time of interruption, or elect not to award a prize.

  2. Publicity. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the contest constitutes the winner’s consent to the use by MEC of the winner’s name, city of residence, and photograph for promotional purposes, without further notice, permission, payment or consideration.

  3. Consent with respect to the use of personal information. All personal information provided in order to participate in the contest will only be used to administer the contest, for the purposes described in these rules, or to the extent otherwise required or permitted by law, and you consent to MEC using and divulging your personal information for these purposes. Your personal information will be treated in accordance with MEC’s Privacy Policy and Privacy Code (available at http://www.mec.ca/Main/content_text.jsp?bmLocale=fr_CA&bmForm=setLanguageCookie&bmFormID=ks2xD7f&bmSubmit=SetLanguageCookie ).

  4. Waiver. MEC is not responsible for any loss or damage resulting directly or indirectly from : (a) your participation in, or your inability to participate in, the contest; (b) all lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or undeliverable entries, or any delay or defect in the transmission, treatment, reception or consideration of entries; (c) all technical deficiencies affecting your participation in the contest or the holding of the contest; (d) all prejudice or damage to persons or goods caused directly or indirectly by your participation in the contest; (e) your reception, use or claiming of a prize, or your inability to receive, use or claim a prize; or (f) human error, theft, destruction or other factors beyond MEC’s control.

  5. Release and Indemnity. By participating in this contest, you release, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless, MEC, all of the businesses mentioned at Article 7, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, as well as their employees, administrators, directors, affiliates, agents/mandataries, judges and promotional and marketing agencies against all damages, prejudice, claims, causes of action, responsibility or loss (including actual expenses and legal fees), known or unknown, certain or contingent, resulting from or related to : (a) your failure to comply with one of the present rules; (b) your participation in the contest; (c) all false representation that you make under these rules or otherwise to MEC; or (d) your receipt, use or claiming of a prize, or your inability to receive, use, or claim a prize.

You recognize that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You must at all times comply with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter’s terms of use. By these presents, you hereby indemnify and grant a full and final release to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, their owners and operators. You must direct all questions, comments or complaints regarding the contest to MEC, and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

  1. Applicable laws and procedures. These rules are governed by the laws applicable in Quebec.

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 a prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.