7 Continents Travel Contest: More Information | AMA Travel

7 Continents Travel Contest: More Information

Got a question or two about earning ballots? Need to double check prize eligibility? Do you just LOVE fine print?

Explore below to read the contest FAQs and terms & conditions.

And if you still have questions about the 7 Continents Travel Contest:

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What counts as a travel booking?To earn at least one ballot, you must purchase $100+ of one or more of the following products: flight, hotel, vacation package, guided tour, cruise, or car rental through AMA Travel.Can I purchase other AMA products like insurance, registries, and driver education to get contest entries?No, only travel purchases can earn you ballots.What travel purchases are not eligible for earning contest ballots?Luggage, ski tickets, passport photos, gift cards, travel accessories (hats, luggage tags, maps, etc.), and other sundry items cannot be used towards contest entries.Am I still entered if I book a non-prepaid hotel or car rental?Yes, if your booking total is $100+ you qualify for a ballot into the prize draws. However, if you cancel your booking, your ballot will be removed.Does my booking include tax?Yes, the total value of the trip booked is calculated with tax included. For example, if you book a hotel stay for $118/night for two nights, the total with GST and other taxes comes to $272, which earns you 2 ballots.Where can I see how many ballots I’ve earned?Simply sign in to your AMA Travel online account and visit the Contest Dashboard.Can I book multiple times?Yes, you can book travel to earn ballots as many times as you want throughout the contest period (Sept 14 – Nov 14). But keep in mind that the sooner you book, the more chances you have of winning.If I win one of the prizes, can I trade it for a different destination?No, you cannot trade, transfer, or collect the prize’s cash value.

 

Terms and Conditions

AMA Travel’s The 7 Continents Travel Contest Rules

AMA Travel’s The 7 Continents Travel Contest (the "Contest") is being organized and held by AMA Agencies Ltd. o/a AMA Travel (“AMA Travel”).

Contestants who enter this Contest have a chance to win one of seven (7) prizes, each being a trip to one of the continents of the world.

Contest Dates

Contest begins 12:01 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (“MST”) on September 14, 2017 and closes at 11:59 p.m. MST on November 14, 2017 (the “Contest Period”).

Who Can Enter

Contest is open to all persons who reside in Alberta or the Northwest Territories and are eighteen (18) years of age or older (each a “Contestant”) who make a purchase from AMA Travel during the Contest Period, which includes Hotel, Car Rental, Flight & Hotel Package, Cruise, Flight, Travel Insurance, Activities, Tour purchases but does not include the purchase of Gift cards, Ski Tickets, Parks Passes, Luggage, Travel Accessories, Money Exchange, Online Disney Tickets, Passport Photos, TourBooks and any Sundry Items (each a “Purchase”). Purchases originally made before the Contest Period are not eligible for this Contest.

Contestants do not need to be AMA members. However, the value of any prize in this Contest may be affected if won by a Contestant who is not an AMA member.

Employees of the Alberta Motor Association it’s wholly owned subsidiaries, and the immediate family members or people that reside in the same household of such persons cannot be Contestants.

How to Enter

Contestants automatically receive an entry into the Contest (each an “Entry”) for each $100 in a Purchase made during the Contest Period. Goods and Services Tax and other taxes paid as part of the Purchase count towards an Entry.

In addition, if a Purchase includes the purchase of Travel Insurance underwritten by the Orion Insurance Company, then the Contestant shall receive ten times their total Entries from that moment forward.

For example, if a Contestant makes a Purchase of $573.45 during the Contest Period they will receive 5 Entries. If the same Contestant makes an additional Purchase of $322.18 two weeks later and Travel Insurance is part of that Purchase, the Contestant will receive an additional 3 Entries for a total of 8 Entries times 10 for a total of 80 Entries entered into the Contest from that point forward.

Contestant may make more than one Purchase during the Entry Period. It is important when making a Purchase that the Contestant provides to AMA Travel their AMA membership number or in the alternative a consistent email address so Entries can be allocated to the correct Contestant.

For group travel purchases, the primary traveller will be designated the Contestant for receiving Entries unless AMA Travel receives legitimate instructions otherwise at the time the Purchase is made.

In addition, an individual may also receive one (1) Entry by submitting the most populated cities in each of the following seven continents: North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Antarctica, and Africa. Entry will require full name, AMA member number (please indicate if not an AMA member), mailing address, and phone number. Submissions must be submitted by post to:

AMA Travel Marketing
10310 G.A. MacDonald (39A) Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T6J 6R7
Attention: The 7 Continents Travel Contest

Only Entries received by AMA Travel during the Contest Period will be entered into the Contest. Neither AMA or AMA Travel will be responsible for, or accept any liability resulting from Entries that are delayed, lost, stolen, misdirected or do not get entered into the Contest for any reason.

Prizes

There will be seven (7) prizes (each a "Prize") awarded in this Contest:

Prize #1 (Draw Date: October 4, 2017)

7-night Paris & Normandy River Cruise for 2 from AmaWaterways with roundtrip airfare

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $13,300 + $1,200 AMA reward dollars

Suppliers: AmaWaterways, Air Canada, AMA rewards

Restrictions: River Cruise is based on availability and is valid for one 7-night cruise in a Category E Fixed Window stateroom, including port charges based on double occupancy. Cruise is valid only on select Paris & Normandy itineraries that are sailing in 2018. Land program, stateroom upgrades, gratuities and onboard incidentals, transfers to/from airport to ship on day of embarkation/disembarkation are not included and are the responsibility of the passenger(s). This cruise is not exchangeable against other cruises; offer is not combinable with any other promotions and/or discounts. Airfare is based on regular economy class from Edmonton or Calgary connecting to and from the cruise, includes air taxes and fees. Blackout dates July 12 – September 3, 2018 applies.

Prize #2 (Draw Date: October 11, 2017)

7-day Caribbean Cruise for 2 with Carnival Cruise Line with roundtrip airfare

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $5,900 + $700 AMA reward dollars.

Suppliers: Carnival Cruise, Air Canada, AMA rewards

Restrictions: Booking must be made by June 30, 2018. Cruise is based on a double occupancy stateroom, includes Cruise Fare, taxes, fees, port expenses. Category restrictions and exclusions apply. Offer is capacity controlled and is not combinable with any offer. Not included is ground transportation, fuel surcharge, shipboard gratuities, excursion fees, select beverages and any other incidental costs or other expenses not specifically set forth in these rules. Additional guests added to the stateroom will be subject to prevailing rates. Offer is valid on select sailings of up to 7 days departing by November 30, 2018 from a port in the USA. Cuba and Caribbean holiday sailings are excluded. Cruise must be taken by the specified date or the Prize will be forfeited. Carnival reserves the right to ask for alternate sailing departure dates if the dates provided are not available for this Prize. Prize is applicable to Balcony categories only. Carnival shall select the stateroom. Upgrades may be available at an additional cost. Carnival reserves the right to assess a change fee according to the date of the request, length of the cruise, and the actual cruise sail date. Airfare is based on regular economy class from Edmonton or Calgary connecting to and from the cruise in the USA and includes air taxes and fees. Blackout dates December 17, 2017 - January 8, 2018; March 28 – April 3, 2018; July 28 - August 12, 2018 applies.

Prize #3 (Draw Date: October 18, 2017)

8-day Machu Picchu Adventure for 2 with G Adventures and roundtrip airfare

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $7,600 + $1,100 AMA reward dollars.

Suppliers: G Adventures, Air Canada, AMA rewards

Restrictions: Must be booked by July 31, 2018, for travel by December 15, 2018. Blackout dates include July 12 – September 3, 2018. Prize includes roundtrip airfare from Edmonton or Calgary to Lima, air taxes/fee, 7 nights’ accommodation, transportation and guided touring as per the Machu Picchu Adventure (SPMP) itinerary, internal flights within Peru, 7 breakfasts and 1 lunch. Does not include, pre or post hotel nights, airport transfers, gratuities, meals not included, optional tours, insurance and items of a personal nature. Subject to space and availability. Any deviations to the above mentioned Prize will result in additional monetary charges owed by the award recipient. This Prize may be substituted for a prize of comparable value by G Adventures’ in its sole discretion. Please note that mandatory medical insurance, at the cost of the Prize winner, is required for use of this Prize.

Prize #4 (Draw Date: October 25, 2017)

7-night at Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane, Australia for 2 with roundtrip airfare

Value: $6,500 + $1,400 AMA reward dollars.

Suppliers: Boomerang, Air Canada, AMA rewards

Restrictions: Must be booked at least 90 days prior to departure for travel between November 1, 2017 – November 1, 2018. Blackout dates December 17, 2017 – January 8, 2018, July 12 – September 3, 2018. Prize includes roundtrip airfare from Edmonton or Calgary to Brisbane, air taxes and fees, 7 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast for two at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in a superior room. Does not include return airport/hotel transfers, gratuities, meals not included, optional excursions insurance and items of a personal nature. Subject to space and availability.

Prize #5 (Draw Date: November 1, 2017)

7-day India Essential Golden Triangle Guided Tour for 2 with Goway and roundtrip airfare

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $7,500 + $400 AMA reward dollars.

Suppliers: Goway, Air Canada, AMA rewards

Restrictions: Must be booked at least 90 days prior to departure for travel between April 1 – September 30, 2018. Blackout dates July 12 – September 3, 2018. Prize includes roundtrip airfare from Edmonton or Calgary to Delhi, India; air taxes and fees; 6 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast, guided touring and entrance fees as per the itinerary; overland travel as per itinerary; Does not include arrival and departure transfers, pre or post-night hotel in Delhi, India Visa, gratuities, optional excursions, meals not included, insurance and items of a personal nature. Subject to space and availability.

Prize #6 (Draw Date: November 8, 2017)

14-day Crossing the Antarctica Circle for 2 with Quark Expeditions and roundtrip airfare

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $41,500 + $3000 AMA reward dollars.

Suppliers: Quark Expeditions, Air Canada, AMA rewards

Restrictions: Prize must be accepted and booked by November 30, 2017, for travel on the 14 day Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition aboard the Ocean Diamond from March 2-15, 2018. Prize includes roundtrip airfare from Edmonton or Calgary to Buenos Aires, air taxes and fees, shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping, all breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks on board, all shore landings per the daily program, Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader, all Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program, formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled, a photographic journal documenting the expedition, waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings, an official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep, coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock, a hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin, comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader, all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program, all luggage handling aboard the ship, emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$100,000 per person, group transfer in Ushuaia from the airport to the pre-expedition hotel on Day 1, one night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, with breakfast, group transfer from the hotel to the ship on embarkation day, group transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from the ship to the local airport. Does not include Visa fees, Government arrival and departure taxes, meals ashore unless otherwise specified, mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned, laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified, phone and Internet charges, voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew, optional adventure activities, 1 pre and 1 post night at Buenos Aires airport hotel, return flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, insurance and items of a personal nature. Any deviations to the above mentioned award will result in additional monetary charges owed by the award recipient.

Prize #7 (Draw Date: November 20, 2017)

14-day Spectacular South Africa for 2 with CAA Member Choice Vacations and roundtrip airfare

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $13,100 + $4,450 AMA reward dollars.

Supplier: CAA Member Choice Vacations, Air Canada. AMA rewards

Restrictions: Must be booked at least 90 days prior to departure for travel between January 11, 2018 – December 12, 2018. Blackout dates include July 12 – September 3, 2018. Prize includes roundtrip airfare from Edmonton or Calgary to Europe, air taxes and fees, 11 nights’ accommodation, transportation and guided touring as per Spectacular South Africa Culture & Nature in Harmony itinerary, 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners. Valid for double occupancy only. Does not include Visa fees, gratuities, optional excursions, pre or post-hotel, meals not included, flight from Europe to Johannesburg, returning from Cape Town to Europe (air taxes/fees also not included), insurance and items of a personal nature. Subject to space and availability. Any deviations to the above mentioned award will result in additional monetary charges owed by the Prize winner.

Prize winner is free to use the reward dollars as part of the Prize in a manner he or she sees fit. However, reward dollars are recommended to be used to cover any expenditures not included in the Prize, such as pre-and post-night hotels, flights, ground transfers, and optional tours purchased through AMA Travel.

General Restriction on Prizes

Each Prize is subject to availability and may have restrictions and conditions in addition to what is stated in these Contest rules.

The reward dollars as part of this are subject to their own rules, which can be found at AMA rewards Terms & Conditions.

Travel as part of the Prize may not be available over weekends where a statutory holiday in Alberta occurs right before or after, during periods which are traditionally reading week and spring break for students and between Christmas and New Year's.

Travel as part of the Prize must be booked a minimum of 90 days in advance of desired travel date and is based upon availability. Some Prizes may require more than 90 days advance booking.

Travel as part of the Prize must generally be completed by December 15, 2018. Some Prizes have earlier travel completion dates.

Prizes are not transferrable and have no cash value and any unused value or items will not be refunded.

The trip that is the Prize must be taken as outlined and no substitutions are permitted. Prize trip details and restrictions are subject to change without notice.

Each Prize trip must be booked as described and cannot be spread over multiple trips.

Full trip inclusions will be provided to each Prize winner along with the Prize release form.

Unless otherwise specifically stated, personal items and travel insurance are not included as part of the Prize.

Once booked, the Prize is non-refundable and cannot be cancelled and rebooked for any reason. Attempted cancellation or rebooking will result in the Prize being forfeited.

Restrictions for Air Canada Flights if Such Flights Are Part of the Prize Conditions

Once ticket has been issued, the origin and destination can’t be changed. However, a change to the flight time, and/or travel date is permitted. A change fee per ticket may apply.

All applicable fees, such as airport/departure taxes, security charges or other third party fees, taxes or charges are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner.

Tickets are not transferable, not refundable and not redeemable for cash.

Frequent flyer mileage accumulation is not permitted.

Stopovers are not permitted.

The use of Upgrade credits is not permitted.

Prize Winners may be held liable to Air Canada for failure to adhere to the restrictions and conditions of travel applicable to their tickets or for the fraudulent use of those tickets.

Flights may be subject to the following black out periods:

  • December 17, 2017 to January 8, 2018
  • February 24, 2018 to April 3, 2018
  • July 12, 2018 to September 3, 2018
  • December 17, 2018 to January 8, 2019

Selecting a Winner

All Entries have an equal chance of winning. Chances of winning are dependent on how many Entries are received into this Contest at the time of a particular Draw.

The Prize winner will be randomly drawn on the following days:

Draw Date

Drawn From

Announced to Public

Prize #1 October 4, 2017 All eligible Entries received into this Contest from September 14, 2017 up to 11:59pm on October 1, 2017 October 9, 2017
Prize #2 October 11, 2017 All eligible Entries received into this Contest from September 14, 2017 up to 11:59pm on October 15, 2017 October 23, 2017
Prize #3 October 18, 2017 All eligible Entries received into this Contest from September 14, 2017 up to 11:59pm on October 8, 2017 October 16, 2017
Prize #4 October 25, 2017 All eligible Entries received into this Contest from September 14, 2017 up to 11:59pm on October 22, 2017 October 30, 2017
Prize #5 November 1, 2017 All eligible Entries received into this Contest from September 14, 2017 up to 11:59pm on October 29, 2017 November 6, 2017
Prize #6 November 8, 2017 All eligible Entries received into this Contest from September 14, 2017 up to 11:59pm on November 5, 2017 November 13, 2017
Prize #7 November 20, 2017 All eligible Entries received into this Contest from September 14, 2017 up to 11:59pm on November 14, 2017 November 22, 2017

Contestants have more chances to win a Prize in this Contest if they make one or more Purchases early in the Contestant Period. All draws will take place at approximately 2pm MST on the appointed day at the AMA Administration building in Edmonton, Alberta.

A Contestant cannot win more than one Prize in this Contest.

Claiming the Prize

AMA will contact each Prize winner through on-line means which are reasonably available. If, for any reason, it is not possible within a one (1) week period to contact the Prize winner despite customary diligent efforts, AMA reserves the right to disqualify that Entry and randomly select another Entry, and the Contestant who submitted that Entry will become the winner for that Prize.

All Purchases made by Contestant to create Entries must be fully paid before a Prize winner is awarded the Prize. Once paid, no refunds for the Purchase(s) may be requested and no changes to the Purchase(s) may be made.

If a Prize winner is not an AMA member, the sum of $108.20 will be deducted from the value of the reward dollars as part of the Prize to first pay for a Basic AMA Primary Membership in the name of the Prize winner.

Each Prize winner must answer a skill testing question and sign a contest prize acknowledgement and release form before being issued their particular Prize. The Prize must be accepted as described; substitutes by a Prize winner will not be allowed and the Prize may not be transferred to other persons unless with the written consent of AMA, which may be unreasonably withheld. AMA retains the right to replace any Prize with a different prize of equal or greater value if the original Prize becomes unavailable for reasons beyond AMA control.

By entering this Contest, each Prize winner consents to the Alberta Motor Association and AMA Travel publishing their name and image in all forms and media, and in all manners including advertising, trade, display, editorial, art, advertisements, video production, exhibitions, Twitter, Facebook and other website content. In giving this consent, the Contestant releases the Alberta Motor Association, AMA Travel, its employees and directors from liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right or entitlement a Prize winner may have in connection with such reproduction, publication, use and distribution of their name and picture.

AMA Travel reserves the right to withhold the Prize or disqualify a Prize winner’s entries in the event that a Prize winner fails or refuses to comply with these Contest rules.

General Terms and Conditions

By entering this Contest, all Contestants, regardless of whether or not they win a Prize in the Contest, consent to AMA Travel using and publishing Contestants' first initial, last name and place of residence and any other non personal information, in all forms and media, and in all manners including advertising, trade, display, editorial, art, advertisements, video production, exhibitions, Twitter, Facebook and other website content. In giving this consent, the Contestant releases the Alberta Motor Association and its subsidiaries and each of their respective employees and directors from liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right or entitlement the Contestant may have in connection with such reproduction, publication, use and distribution of such information.

If, for any reason and in the opinion of AMA Travel, in its sole discretion, the Contest is not capable of running as planned or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest is corrupted or adversely affected, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other causes beyond its control, AMA Travel reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest including any method of entry.

AMA Travel will not be responsible for telephone, cellular phone, technical, network, online, electronic, computer hardware or software failures of any kind, misdirected, stolen, incomplete, garbled or delayed internet/email computer transmissions on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, as well as any damage to Contestant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.

AMA Travel will not be responsible for, or accept any liability resulting from Purchases and/or possible Entries that are delayed, lost, stolen or misdirected for any reason during their delivery to AMA Travel whether by, but not limited to human error, illegible documents, faulty or defective internet access, fax line, land line or cellular phone network or other communication medium.

Any inquiries or concerns relating to the Contest should be addressed to AMA Travel at travel.marketing@ama.ab.ca

By entering the Contest, all Contestants agree to be bound by the rules of the Contest and release the Alberta Motor Association, AMA Travel and all parties associated with the Contest from any liability with respect to this Contest or the Prize.

All decisions by AMA Travel with respect to all aspects of this contest are final.

In these Contest rules, words importing singular include the plural and vice versa.

These Contest rules shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta.

Privacy

Information is collected in accordance with the Alberta Motor Association Privacy Policy. Any personal information obtained in the course of running this Contest will be used for administration and for marketing purposes for this Contest. Personal information will not be sold or distributed to any unrelated third party. The Privacy Policy is available at all Alberta Motor Association retail centres and online at AMA Privacy Policy.

Go Back to 7 Continents Travel Contest