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BCAA “Connections” Contest (“Contest”)

Terms & Conditions (“Contest Rules”)

Last updated: March 1, 2019


The contest begins on March 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (“PT”) and closes September 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT (the “Contest Period”).


Contest is open to all legal residents of British Columbia who are nineteen (19) years or older. Contest is NOT open to employees, officers and directors of British Columbia Automobile Association (“BCAA”) and family members with whom BCAA employees are domiciled, employees and family members of BCAA advertising and promotional agencies (“Excluded Participants”). This contest is being promoted by BCAA, 4567 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4T1.


No purchase necessary. There are three (3) methods of entry during the Contest Period:

  1. By completing an online entry form at
  2. By visiting a BCAA Service Location or calling BCAA’s Member Contact Centre, where a BCAA Agent will obtain information such as name, address, current email address, home and car/s insurance expiry dates. Entrants may opt in to receive emails and other communications containing news, exclusive deals and promotions about products and services offered by BCAA, and if they consent to receive such emails and correspondence, at any time, individuals may opt out of receiving such emails and communications via an “unsubscribe” or “opt out” link embedded in a BCAA email or communication.
  3. By completing a paper entry form

To be eligible for the Contest all entries must be received by BCAA no later than September 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT (“Contest Close Date”). Limited to a maximum of ten (10) entries per person/address/household, regardless of method of entry as follows: one (1) entry to “opt in” for promotional emails; one (1) entry for home insurance expiry information; one (1) entry for each car insurance expiry provided. All additional information collected by BCAA for this Contest is protected against unauthorized access. By completing an entry form all entrants consent to the collection and use of this information by BCAA for the purpose of administering the Contest and contacting entrants who have consented to being contacted by BCAA, as provided in the Contest Rules and in accordance with BCAA’s Privacy Policy. A copy of BCAA’s Privacy Policy is available at

Alternative Entry: An eligible participant may also enter the Contest by sending an index card with their name, email address and mailing address printed on one side of the card to BCAA, 4567 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4T1, Attn: BCAA “Connections” Contest, provided it is received by BCAA before the end of the Contest Period.

BCAA will not be responsible for or have any liability resulting from entries which are mutilated, delayed, lost, stolen, or misdirected. Mechanically reproduced entry forms will not be eligible to win.


There is a total of one (1) Prize available to be won in this Contest. The Prize will be advertised as a trip to Australia valued at approximately $7,500 CDN and will be delivered in the form of a cheque for $7,500 CDN made payable to the Prize winner. The approximate value of the prize is based on a trip for two (2) including round trip economy airfare from Vancouver BC to Sydney Australia and fourteen (14) nights’ standard accommodation (based on double occupancy) at the Hilton Sydney, as estimated by BCAA before the commencement of the Contest Period.


Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following general conditions apply to the Prize : (i) Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or assignable (except as otherwise permitted by BCAA, in its sole discretion); (ii) BCAA reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute the Prize or a component thereof for any reason with a prize or a prize component of equal or greater value;

Any expenses incurred by the Prize winner (“Additional Expenses”) that are not expressly identified in the Contest Rules as forming part of the Prize (which, for clarity, will be delivered in the form of a cheque for $7,500 CDN), are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner, including without limitation any airfare or accommodation that exceeds the total Prize value of $7,500 CDN. Additional Expenses include without limitation any and all costs, expenses and taxes not expressly described herein including applicable local air departure taxes, transportation, gratuities, merchandise, telephone calls, personal expenses of any nature for overnight layover, meals and beverages, service charges, inflight meals and entertainment; obtaining sufficient personal travel insurance prior to departure, if desired; obtaining and carrying all necessary travel documentation, such as passports and visas and complying with customs immigrations regulations.


BCAA will be responsible for administering the assigned Prize for this Contest. A random draw for the Prize will be held on or about October 15, 2019. The random draw for the Prize will select one (1) entry from all eligible entries received in accordance with the “How To Enter” section of these rules to choose one (1) selected entrant.

Chances of winning the Prize will be dependent upon the number of eligible entries received by BCAA before the Contest Close Date described in the “How To Enter” section of these rules.

BCAA will contact the selected entrant by telephone at the phone number provided at time of entry and/or email if provided. If BCAA makes three (3) unsuccessful attempts within a 72 hour period to contact the selected entrant, BCAA, despite its customary diligent efforts, reserves the right to disqualify that selected entrant for the Prize.

Before being declared a winner, the selected entrant’s eligibility must have been verified by BCAA and the selected entrant must:

  1. Correctly answer a time limited mathematical skill-testing question. Failure to correctly answer that skill-testing question will mean that the selected entrant will be disqualified, and
  2. Sign a winner’s Affidavit and Liability/Publicity Release form, agreeing to the use of his/her name, address (city only), photograph, voice and/or statements without compensation other than the prize offered, within 10 days of the date it is sent by BCAA to the selected entrant. Failure to sign these forms will result in the selected entrant being disqualified.

Non-compliance with the foregoing or with any of these Contest Rules will, at BCAA’s discretion, result in disqualification of the selected entrant and, at BCAA’s sole option, an alternate entrant being selected by another draw. BCAA is not required to inquire into whether the information provided by an entrant on their entry is correct. At its discretion, BCAA may waive the requirement for any entrant to provide any or all of the requested personal information, and may declare any such entry or an entry containing incorrect information to be an eligible entry. If for any reason, the prize is not awarded within three (3) months of the draw date, at its discretion, BCAA may decide not to award the prize. Except for the selected entrant, no other entrants will be notified about the results of the Contest.


By entering the Contest and accepting the Prize, each selected entrant 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 BCAA in any manner whatsoever and at BCAA sole discretion, including, without limitation, print, broadcast or the Internet. All entries become the property of BCAA, which assumes no responsibility for lost, delayed, incomplete or misdirected entries. All entries are subject to verification and may be declared invalid if they are illegible, incomplete, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.

BCAA including its directors, officers, partners, dealers and employees, its affiliates, associates and their respective agents and representatives are not responsible or liable for: any incorrect or inaccurate information; technical failures; unauthorized human intervention in the entry process; typographical, printing, mechanical, human or other errors or malfunctions; any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt, use or misuse of any prize; or lost, incomplete, late, misdirected, undelivered, stolen, or mutilated entries. Each entrant releases, indemnifies, and holds harmless the Released Parties from any and all claims, actions, damages, demands, and liabilities of whatever nature or kind arising out of or in connection with the entrant’s participation or attempted participation in the Contest, compliance or non-compliance with these Contest Rules, and acceptance, use or misuse of the prizes.

By entering the Contest, all entrants agree to be bound by the rules of the Contest. All decisions of the Contest Administrator with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final. All legal residents of British Columbia are eligible to win, providing they are over the age of majority on March 1, 2019, have conformed with the Contest rules and providing that they are not Excluded Participants. This Contest shall be subject to and construed in accordance with the laws of British Columbia and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, the Hilton Sydney. Any and all questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to BCAA and not to the Hilton Sydney. All air and accommodation reservations are subject to availability of the carriers.

At its sole discretion, BCAA reserves the right to modify these Contest Rules and/or cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest without notice.

By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to BCAA, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her entry only for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with BCAA’s Privacy Policy (available at: