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BCAA “Connections” Contest (“Contest”)

Terms & Conditions (“Contest Rules”)

Last updated: June 01, 2018


The contest begins on June 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (“PT”) and closes September 30, 2018 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 and Consumer-Response Marketing (the “Contest Administrator”) hereafter collectively referred to as (“Excluded Participants”). This contest is being promoted by BCAA, 4567 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4T1.


No purchase necessary. There are four (4) methods of entry during the Contest Period:

  1. By completing a paper entry form
  2. By completing an online entry form at
  3. 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.
  4. By visiting a BCAA Service Location or calling BCAA’s Member Contact Centre to receive a BCAA Home, Optional Car and/or Travel Insurance quote

To be eligible for the Contest all entries must be received by BCAA no later than September 30, 2018 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; one (1) entry for BCAA Home Insurance quote received; one (1) entry for BCAA Travel Insurance quote received; one (1) entry for each BCAA Optional Car Insurance quote received. 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 one (1) Grand Prize available to be won in this Contest (total approximate value $7,500). The Grand Prize includes: a six thousand dollar ($6,000 CDN) Air Canada Vacations gift certificate; a one thousand dollar ($1,000 CDN) Visa gift card; a five hundred dollar ($500 CDN) BCAA gift card.

Additionally, there are thirty (30) Secondary Prizes available to be won (total approximate value $400 each). Twenty-nine (29) Secondary Prizes will be awarded to one (1) entrant living within each of BCAA’s twenty nine (29) Service Location trade areas (as defined by BCAA) and one (1) Secondary Prize will be awarded to one (1) entrant living outside of BCAA’s Service Location trade areas (as defined by BCAA). Secondary Prize includes: a Nest Smoke Alarm and a Nest E Thermostat.

Hereafter the Grand Prize and Secondary Prizes will collectively be referred to as the “Prizes”.


Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following general conditions apply to the Prizes : (i) Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as otherwise permitted by BCAA, in its sole discretion); (ii) BCAA reserves the right to substitute the Prizes or a component thereof for any reason with a prize or a prize component of equal or greater value including without limitation, but solely at BCAA’s sole discretion, a cash award;

Any expenses incurred by the Prize winner (“Additional Expenses”) that are not expressly identified in the Contest Rules as forming part of the Prize, are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner.


The Contest Administrator will be responsible for administering the assigned Prizes for this Contest. A random draw for the Prizes will be held on or about October 15, 2018. The random draw for the Grand 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. The random draw for the Secondary Prizes will select one (1) entry from all eligible entries living within each of BCAA’s twenty nine (29) Service Location trade areas (as defined by BCAA) and one (1) entry from all eligible entries living outside of the twenty nine (29) BCAA Service Location trade areas (as defined by BCAA) received in accordance with the “How To Enter” section of these rules to choose a total of thirty (30) selected entrants.

The selected entrant for the Grand Prize will be excluded from the Secondary Prize draws and will not be eligible to win a Secondary Prize.

Chances of winning a Secondary or Grand 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.

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

Before being declared a winner, each selected entrant’s eligibility must have been verified by BCAA and each 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(s) 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, any prize is not awarded within three (3) months of the draw date, at its discretion, BCAA may decide not to award the prize(s). Except for the selected entrant(s), no other entrants will be notified about the results of the Contest.


BCAA and the Contest Administrator (collective, the “Released Parties”) 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 June 1, 2018, 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.

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