7 Islands Travel Contest: More Information

7 Islands Travel Contest: More Information

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Frequently Asked Questions

What counts as a travel booking?To earn at least one entry, 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 home & car 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 an entry into the prize draws. However, if you cancel your booking, your entry 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 entries.Where can I see how many entries I’ve earned?Simply sign in to your AMA Travel online account and visit the Contest Dashboard. How do I allocate my entries into a prize draw?To allocated your entries, log in to your Contest Dashboard and use the sliders under each indiviual prize draw to assign your entries to a specific draw. If your entries are not allocated by 11:59pm MST on December 8, 2018 - they will be randomly assigned to a prize drawCan I book multiple times?Yes, you can book travel to earn entries as many times as you want throughout the contest period (Sept 25 – Nov 30)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 7 ISLANDS TRAVEL CONTEST RULES

AMA Travel’s The 7 Islands 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.

Contest Dates

Contest begins 12:01 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (“MST”) on September 25, 2018 and closes at 11:59 p.m. MST on November 30, 2018 (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 of any products and services originally made before the Contest Period are not eligible for this Contest.

Contestants do not need to be Alberta Motor Association (“AMA”) members.

Employees of AMA, its wholly owned subsidiaries, and the immediate family members or persons that reside in the same household of such employees cannot be Contestants.

How to Enter

Contestants automatically receive an entry into the Contest (each an “Entry”) for each one hundred ($100 CDN) Canadian dollars of Purchases made during the Contest Period. Goods and Services Tax and other taxes paid as part of the Purchase count towards this calculation for an Entry.

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, if a Purchase made during the Contest Period includes the purchase of Travel Insurance underwritten by the Orion Insurance Company, then the total number of Entries received by the Contestant becomes multiplied by 10.

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 eligible 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. Any future Entries earned during the Contest Period will also be multiplied by 10.

Alternatively, an individual may receive one (1) Entry by submitting an essay of at least one thousand (1000) words describing which of the Prizes (as defined below) the Contestant would like to win and why (an “Essay Entry”). When submitting an Essay Entry, the Contestant must provide AMA Travel with their full name, AMA membership number (or 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 Islands Travel Contest

If a Contestant submits an Essay Entry, the Contestant may only enter a maximum of one (1) Entry into this Contest.

Once a Contestant has received at least one Entry, the Contestant will be able to log into their account at https://www.amatravel.ca/travel-promotions-contests/7-islands/dashboard and and allocate each Entry into one of seven (7) draw pools (each a “Draw Pool”) for each of the seven prizes (each a “Prize”) in this Contest. Contestant may allocate and reallocate their Entries into the different Draw Pools as often as they like, but only until 11:59pm MST on December 8, 2018

Prizes

As noted there will be seven (7) Prizes to be awarded in this Contest:

Prize #1: 7-night All-inclusive vacation at the Secrets St James, Montego Bay Jamaica with roundtrip airfare (“Prize #1”)

Includes: Two (2) roundtrip economy airfare from Edmonton or Calgary to Montego Bay, Jamaica with Air Canada, including air taxes & fees; 7-night stay at the all-inclusive Secrets St James Montego Bay Resort & Spa; Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $6,700

Suppliers: Air Canada Vacations, Air Canada and AMResorts

Restrictions: Valid for travel on Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge scheduled flights only and space is subject to availability at time of booking. Frequent flyer mileage accumulation is not permitted. Stopovers or multi-city itineraries are not permitted. Accommodations are for two adults in the lead in room category. Winner can choose to upgrade to a higher room category upon check in, at an additional cost. Winner can also bring additional guests for additional charge, but must make a reservation to guarantee space as availability changes daily. Reservations must be made a minimum of 120 days prior to arrival for travel January-April and 30 days prior to travel for May-November. Blackout dates include, but are not limited to, December 17, 2018 to January 8, 2019; February 27 to March 13, 2019 and April 17 to 24, 2019. Reservations are subject to complimentary allotment and may not be available even if rooms are available on any website or through another travel provider. The certificate that is part of this Prize is non-transferable, holds no cash value and cannot be extended. Ground transportation, room charges incurred, spa treatments, telephone calls, incidentals and all other additional expenses are not included. Travel must be completed by November 1, 2019. The resort will attempt to accommodate winner’s preferred itinerary, but all specifics thereof will be at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Prize #2- 7-night Mediterranean Cruise for 2 and roundtrip airfare (“Prize #2”)

Includes: 7-night Mediterranean cruise for two (2) adults in a Balcony Stateroom, aboard the Oasis of the Seas; Economy roundtrip airfare for two (2) departing from Edmonton or Calgary, including taxes and fees; All inclusions on ship (i.e. meals & entertainment); Does not include beverages onboard; $200 USD shipboard credit; Cruise taxes and port charges; Onboard gratuities; One pre-night hotel; Transfer from airport to pre-night hotel, hotel to pier, pier to airport

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $15,000

Suppliers: Royal Caribbean International and AMA Travel

Restrictions: The certificate that makes up part of this Prize is not combinable with any other offer, including booking offers on at the time the certificate is redeemed. Mediterranean sailings on the Oasis of the Seas run between mid May 2019 through mid-September 2019. Travel must be completed by September 30, 2019. It is recommended to book flights and cruise a minimum of 3 months in advance of departure date. Space is based on availability at time of booking and departures are limited.

Prize #3: 8-day Amazing Thailand Tour for 2 and roundtrip airfare (“Prize #3”)

Includes: Two (2) roundtrip economy airfare from Edmonton or Calgary to Bangkok; returning from Phuket, including air taxes & fees; Goway’s 8-day Thailand tour for two that includes Domestic flight between Bangkok and Phuket; 3 nights accommodation at the Well Hotel – Superior Room; 4 nights accommodation at the Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort & Spa – Superior Room with breakfast daily; Roundtrip private airport transfers in Bangkok and Phuket;

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $6,500

Suppliers: Goway Travel and AMA Travel

Restrictions: This Prize is non-transferrable and non-refundable. Prize may not be sold. Prize is valid for travel May 1 –October 31, 2019, subject to availability and certain block-out periods may apply. Booking details to be provided to Goway Travel no later than 2 months prior to date of intended travel.

Prize #4: 9-day Taste of South Island, New Zealand for 2 and roundtrip airfare (“Prize #4”)

Includes: Two (2) roundtrip economy airfare from Edmonton or Calgary to Christchurch, New Zealand courtesy of Air New Zealand, including air taxes & fees; Grand Pacific Tours 9 Day Taste of the South Island tour including: one (1) pre-night hotel in Christchurch, roundtrip airport transfers in New Zealand, 8 nights hotel accommodation, transportation and sightseeing with Tour Guide, hotel porterage, meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 tea and 7 dinners

Value: $10,500

Suppliers: Anderson Vacations, Air New Zealand and Grand Pacific Tours

Restrictions: This Prize winner and travel companion must travel together and are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documentation including Passports and Visas. Air New Zealand travel dates are subject to availability and holiday/blackout dates (December 15, 2018 to January 15, 2019) and must be completed by December 10, 2019. If winner is unable to travel by date indicated, Prize will be forfeited. This Prize is based on May 2, 2019 departure. If another date is chosen, this will be at the winner’s expense. Recommended that flights and tour be booked a minimum of 6 months in advance of departure date and space is based on availability at time of booking. The Prize cannot be converted into cash and is non-transferable, and not valid for frequent flyer mileage. All prize travel will be subject to Air New Zealand’s Conditions of Carriage, to view visit www.airnz.co.nz. Prize travel will not be eligible to accrue Airpoints Dollars™ or Status Points and cannot be used in conjunction with Air New Zealand’s Airpoints™ Programme or any other carriers’ frequent flyer schemes.

Prize #5: 7-day Colorful Newfoundland Guided Tour for 2 and roundtrip airfare (“Prize #5”)

Includes: Two (2) roundtrip economy airfare from Edmonton or Calgary to St John’s Newfoundland, including air taxes & fees; Globus 7 Day Colorful Newfoundland tour including: 6 nights hotel accommodation, transportation and sightseeing with expert Tour Director throughout, meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners, roundtrip airport/hotel transfers

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $7,200

Suppliers: Globus and AMA Travel

Restrictions: 2019 Departures between June - September, based on availability. The prize is non-refundable, non-transferable, not convertible to cash, not replaceable with another Globus family of brands tour and must be accepted as awarded. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Winner and travel companion must travel on the same dates and itinerary, and any unused travel will be forfeited. Prize winner and guest are responsible for ensuring that all travel documents required for travel to the destination are in good order, and are valid prior to, and for the entire duration of the Prize. Prize winners are responsible for: the applicable taxes; travel insurance; extra nights; any optional excursions; meals not listed in the brochure; passports, visas; vaccinations; tips to local host, driver, local city guides; laundry; telephone; mini bar; alcohol; beverages and food not on the regular table d'hôte menu (these extra items will be billed to Prize winner before leaving the hotel or restaurant); porterage at airports; excess baggage fees; and all personal expenses incurred during their trip. Booking this tour package is reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply should the Prize winner decide to cancel and re-book.

Prize #6: 13-day Portugal and It’s Islands Tour for 2 and roundtrip airfare (“Prize #6”)

Includes: Two (2) roundtrip economy airfare from Edmonton or Calgary to Lisbon, Portugal, including air taxes & fees; CAA Member Choice Vacations (operated by Collette) 13 Day Portugal and Its Island tour including: 11 nights accommodation, transportation and sightseeing with Tour Manager, meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 dinners, roundtrip airport/hotel transfers on Day 2 and Day 13

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $10,000

Suppliers: CAA Member Choice Vacations

Restrictions: Prize has no cash or refundable value. Travel subject to availability and all travel restrictions. Prize is non-transferable / non-endorsable. The certificate that makes up a part of this Prize will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Prize must be used by November 2019. If Prize is not used, no refund of difference will be offered. Prize valid for new reservations only. Does not include all other incidentals, travel insurance, gratuities, extra hotel nights, optional excursions and meals that are not included.

Prize #7: 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands Cruise for 2 and roundtrip airfare (“Prize #7”)

Includes: Economy roundtrip airfare for two (2) departing from Edmonton or Calgary, including taxes and fees, 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands cruise for two (2) adults in a Balcony Stateroom, aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin, all inclusions on ship (i.e. meals & entertainment), complimentary select beverages/wine, cruise taxes and port charges, onboard gratuities, one pre-night hotel, possibly transfer and dayroom based on flight arrival/departure times in Papeete, transfer from airport to pre-night hotel, hotel to pier, pier to airport

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $19,000

Supplier: Paul Gauguin and AMA Travel

Restrictions: Berthing assignment is at the sole discretion of Paul Gauguin Cruises. An upgrade may be possible to purchase provided space is available but is not guaranteed. Upgrades are not complimentary and can only be requested after confirmation of the cruise. There is no equivalent cash value to this Prize, and it is non-transferable. Confirmation of sailing will be provided sixty (60) days prior to sailing. Documents will be issued after space is confirmed. The cruise must be taken prior to November 30, 2019 aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. If Prize winner fails to sail within the given timeframe, then the cruise and Prize will be forfeited, and no extensions will be granted. It is recommended to book flights and cruise a minimum of 3 months in advance of departure date. Space is based on availability at time of booking and departures are limited.

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.

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, 2019. 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.

Selecting a Winner

All Entries have an equal chance of winning. Chances of winning a particular Prize are dependent on how many Entries are received into each Draw Pool for each of the Prizes.

The Prize winners will be randomly drawn from each Draw Pool in the following order:

First, the winner of Prize #1 will be drawn from all Entries in the Draw Pool for Prize #1;

Then, the winner of Prize #2 will be drawn from all Entries in the Draw Pool for Prize #2;

Then, the winner of Prize #3 will be drawn from all Entries in the Draw Pool for Prize #3;

Then, the winner of Prize #4 will be drawn from all Entries in the Draw Pool for Prize #4;

Then, the winner of Prize #5 will be drawn from all Entries in the Draw Pool for Prize #5;

Then, the winner of Prize #6 will be drawn from all Entries in the Draw Pool for Prize #6; and

Finally, the winner of Prize #7 will be drawn from all Entries in the Draw Pool for Prize #7.

All Prize draws will take place at approximately 2:00pm MST on December 10, 2018 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 from that same Draw Pool, 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.

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 Travel, which may be unreasonably withheld. AMA Travel 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 Travel’s control.

By entering this Contest, each Prize winner consents to AMA Travel and AMA 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 AMA Travel and AMA, 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 city, town or area of residence and any non-personal information about them, 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.

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 AMA Travel, AMA 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 AMA 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.