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AMA Travel’s Pin & Win Travel Contest Rules

AMA Travel’s Pin & Win 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 an instant prize and then enter into a draw for the chance to  win one of three grand prizes!

Contest Dates

The Contest begins 12:01 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (“MST”) on January 16, 2018 and closes at 11:59 p.m. MST on March 16, 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 have received a Personal Information Number Code (a “PIN”) as part of this Contest. Employees of the Alberta Motor Association, its wholly owned subsidiaries, and the immediate family members or people that reside in the same household of such persons cannot be Contestants.

Please be aware that while the majority of PINs will be given to persons who purchase a travel booking with AMA Travel, the Alberta Motor Association and AMA Travel each reserve the right to, and in each of their sole discretion may, issue PINs to people for various promotional purposes, and possibly without receiving any consideration.

How to Enter

1. Booking Entry

Contestants receive a PIN each time they book and pay for a trip, defined as a flight, car rental, hotel, vacation package, tour, cruise, or activity purchased from AMA Travel (each a “Booking”) during the Contest Period.  Bookings or reservations of AMA Travel products or services made prior to the Contest Period, even if they are then partially or fully paid for during the Contest Period are not eligible for a PIN in this Contest.   Eligible Bookings may be made online, by telephone or at an AMA Travel retail location.

Bookings do not include:
a) Incentive corporate or regular group bookings (being a planned trip to the same destination or by a business or other organization);
b) Online/Web purchases of Theme Park Tickets or Attractions (e.g. Disney or Universal), and purchases of Luggage and Travel Accessories, Ski Passes, Canada Golf Cards, Gift Cards, Canada National Parks Discovery Passes;
c) Purchases of foreign currency;
d) Travel Insurance Top Up purchases; and
e) Off-the-shelf retail items sold at AMA Travel retail locations.

2. Travel Insurance Purchase Entry 

Contestants receive three (3) PINs if during the Contest Period they purchase a travel insurance product from that is not a travel insurance top-up.  These include newly issued insurance policies for trip cancellation, trip interruption and trip delay coverage, emergency medical coverage,  loss of baggage and personal effects,  travel accident and rental car physical damage coverage. 

Once a Contestant receives a PIN, he or she can enter online at AMATravel.ca/WIN during the Contest Period for a chance to win an instant prize (each an “Instant Prize”) and then receive an entry (the “Entry”) for the draw for a chance to win one of the three (3) grand prizes in this Contest (each a “Grand Prize”).  Contestants should contact AMA Travel if they are having difficulty redeeming a PIN.

3. Alternative Essay Entry

In the alternative and during the Contest Period, Contestants may submit a one thousand (1,000) or more word essay detailing the history of the Rhine river, the country of Ireland or the Mayan Riviera and why they would like to visit one of these destinations. Essays must be submitted by post at the cost of the Contestant to:

AMA Travel Marketing
Box 8180, Station South
Edmonton, AB T6H 5X9
Attention: PIN & Win

A Contestant who submits an essay shall receive one (1) Entry which is deemed to be entered into the draw for Grand Prize #3 on March 16, 2018 regardless of when it was received during the Contest Period and that Contestant is not eligible to receive any other Entry or PIN or win an Instant Prize or any other Grand Prize.

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 are approximately five hundred (500) Instant Prizes awarded in this Contest, which may include but is not limited to:

  • Marmot Basin 2017/2018 Winter Season Adult Lift Ski Passes
  • Best Western Gift Cards
  • Lake Louise 2017/2018 Winter Season Family Tube Pass Packages
  • Lake Louise 2017/2018 Winter Season Full-Day All Mountain Snowshoe Tour Packages
  • Lake Louise 2017/2018 Winter Season Scenic Snowshoe Tour Packages
  • Lake Louise 2017/2018 Winter Season  Night Snowshoe Tour Packages
  • Samsonite Winfield 3 Carry-On Luggage
  • Canada Golf Card  
  • Sunshine Village 2017 / 2018 Winter Season Adult Lift Ski Passes
  • Mountain Park Lodges 2 Night hotel stays
  • AMA reward dollars
  • AMA Memberships
  • AMA Gift Cards
  • Esso Gift Cards 
  • Hudsons Canada's Pub Gift Cards 

Each Instant Prize is subject to its own terms and conditions which will be provided to each Instant Prize winner.  Each Contestant accepts that he or she will abide by any such terms and conditions as a condition of accepting that Instant Prize. AMA will make the arrangements to deliver an Instant Prize to the winner of that Instant Prize and delivery of the Instant Prize will then occur within a reasonable amount of time.

There will be three (3) Grand Prizes awarded in this Contest:

Prize #1 – 7 night/8 day 2018/2019 Castles Along the Rhine or Enchanting Danube River Cruise for 2 with Uniworld with roundtrip airfare. 

  • Roundtrip business class flights for two (2) persons with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines from Calgary (YYC) or Edmonton (YEG). Airports in Europe will be based on the closest major airport to the selected cruise itinerary;
  • Transfers included to and from airport based on guidelines found in the Uniworld Boutique River Cruises brochure; 
  • River view stateroom (double occupancy ); 
  • All onboard meals and unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages onboard the ship (excluding premium spirits);
  • Shore excursions as described in Uniworld's current Europe brochure or Uniworld.com on one of the itineraries included in this Grand Prize #1; and
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore on included excursions.

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $29,522 CDN 
Suppliers: Uniworld River Cruise, KLM Royal Dutch Airline
Restrictions: Excludes pre/post extensions, can be added based on availability at regular rates. Itineraries and shore excursions are subject to change. Cabin will be assigned at the sole discretion of Uniworld and it excludes suites and junior suites. Itinerary, departure date and cabin are subject to availability at time of booking. The Grand Prize #1 is Non transferable. Excludes travel during the following periods: May, June and September 1st through October 15th in 2018 and 2019. Travel must be completed by December 31, 2019. Space on the cruise sells out well in advance of sailing dates.  It is recommend that booking of cruise as soon as this Grand Prize #1 is awarded.  No extensions will be provided for any reason, including lack of availability. Must be booked by December 30, 2018 to redeem the free business class air seats with KLM as part of this Grand Prize #1.  Air dates are subject to availability and may not coincide with cruise sailing date. Space on KLM flights is limited. KLM flights as part of this Grand Prize #1 has zero cash value and is non-transferable. KLM Frequent flyer points will NOT be awarded for travel under this Grand Prize #1.

Prize #2 – 9 day Irish Elegances Guided Tour for 2 with Insight Vacations with roundtrip airfare. 

  • Roundtrip business class flights for two (2) persons with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines from Calgary (YYC) or Edmonton (YEG) to Dublin (DUB, Ireland;
  • 9-day fully guided vacation for 2 adults across Ireland including a stay at Ashford Castle; 
  • Meals as per itinerary; 
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary; 
  • A professional Travel Director; 
  • Travel on a luxury air conditioned coach with extended leg room; 
  • Twin-bedded room with private facilities; and
  • All hotel service charges and local taxes  

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $14,848 CDN 
Suppliers: Insight Vacations, KLM Royal Dutch Airline
Restrictions: The Irish Elegance Tour and flights must be redeemed and travelled by September 29, 2018. Air dates are subject to availability and may not coincide with tour date. Space on KLM flights is limited. KLM flights as part of this Grand Prize #2 has zero cash value and is non-transferable. KLM Frequent flyer points will NOT be awarded for travel under this Grand Prize #2. Not included are passport/visa fees where applicable, travel insurance, return transportation to prize winner’s home airport, beverages, meals not detailed in the itinerary , tips to the travel director, driver or local guides, excess baggage fees, pre and post tour hotel accommodations (if required), optional excursions and personal expenses. Please refer to the 2018 Insight Vacations brochure for information on airport transfers in destination and any additional information you may require. All travellers will require a valid passport. It is the prize winner’s responsibility to ensure they have the necessary travel documents. This prize is non-refundable, non-transferable and has no cash value. Trip space is subject to availability at time of booking. Some other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

Prize #3 – 7 night All-Inclusive Vacation at the Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel in Mexico for 2 with roundtrip airfare with Transat. 

  • Roundtrip charter airfare for two (2) persons in CLUB CLASS departing from Edmonton (YEG) or Calgary (YYC) (subject to availability and operation of the charter series); 
  • 7-nights accommodation; 
  • 7- night All-inclusive vacation package for 2 adults to Riviera Maya, Mexico staying at the Diamond Luxury Boutique hotel in the Patio Luxury Suite (subject to availability) and;
  • Roundtrip transfers in destination to/from hotel.

Value: Approximate value of the trip for two: $7,721 CDN 
Suppliers: Transat, Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel 
Restrictions: This prize does not include: taxes, gratuities, government fees, travel insurance, upgrades, items of a personal nature and any optional tours or sightseeing. The provider strongly recommends the purchase of medical, accident and baggage insurance. It is the responsibility of the prize winner to obtain and pay for the required identification documents (i.e. passports, visas, etc.) for their entry into the visiting country prior to departure. Failing to provide the required documents may result in denied boarding by the air carrier and/or entry by immigration authorities. Transat is not responsible in this respect. It is the prize winner’s responsibility to check with the airline for baggage restrictions/fees. Reservation must be made at least 30 days in advance and booked by September 30, 2018. Prize is valid for travel: April 1, 2018 – Feb 18, 2019 (subject to flight schedule). Travel must be taken in the time period specified and cannot be extended beyond that date. Blackout dates/Restrictions: The Grand Prize #3 is subject to availability and cannot be taken during peak seasons, special holidays (5 days prior or after).  Some additional blackout dates may apply. Construction Holidays are from July 21 to August 05, 2018, Christmas and New Year: from December 16, 2018 to January 06, 2019. All bookings are subject to 100% cancellation penalties. Once the booking has been confirmed, no changes can be made to the passenger names and/or date of travel. This Grand Prize #3 is subject to the operation of the Charter Series and/or the Tour Package Program. This Grand Prize #3 is non-transferable and has no cash value for the winner. Unused travel services are not exchangeable for alternate arrangements. In the event this prize winner is unable to redeem the prize as awarded, Transat nor any parties associated with this prize will not provide compensation or substitutions. If Club Class is not available, Transat will cover the cost of Option Plus.

 All Contestants understand and agree that each Grand Prize is subject to availability and may have additional restrictions and conditions as follows not stated in these Contest rules.

Selecting a Winner 

For Grand Prize draws, all Entries have an equal chance of winning. Chances of winning are dependent on how many Entries are received into this Contest.

The three (3) Grand Prize winners will be randomly drawn from all eligible Entries. The draw will take place at approximately at 10:00 a.m. MST on April 2, 2018 the Alberta Motor Association Administration building in Edmonton, Alberta.

The winning Entries for Grand Prizes will be drawn in the following order: winner for Grand Prize #1, winner for Grand Prize #2, winner for Grand Prize #3.  Once an Entry has been drawn to win A Grand Prize, the holder of that Entry cannot win any other Grand Prize.

Claiming The Prize

AMA Travel will contact each Grand Prize winner through online means which are reasonably available. If, for any reason, it is not possible within a one (1) week period to contact a Grand Prize winner despite customary diligent efforts, AMA Travel 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 particular Grand Prize.

Each Grand Prize winner must answer a skill testing question and sign a contest prize acknowledgement and release form before being issued their particular Grand Prize. The Grand Prize must be accepted as described; substitutes by a Grand Prize winner will not be allowed and the Grand 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 Grand Prize with a different prize of equal or greater value if the original Grand Prize becomes unavailable for reasons beyond AMA control.

By entering this Contest, each Grand 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 Grand Prize or disqualify a Grand Prize winner’s Entries in the event that a Grand 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 and last name and any other non-personal information contained in an Entry, 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, its 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 the content contained in any Entry.

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.  

If a Contestant should be a winner of an Instant Prize or a Grand Prize, he or she understands and agrees that should they for any reason seek any discount or refund from the Booking from AMA Travel which was the basis for the Contestant being granted any entry into this Contest, then the value of the Instant Prize or Grand Prize won by the Contestant shall be deducted in the amount of any such refund or discount.  

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 Entries that are delayed, lost, stolen or misdirected for any reason during their delivery to AMA Travel whether by, but not limited to faulty or defective internet access, cellular phone network or other medium for internet connection.  

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 https://ama.ab.ca/.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT COUNTS AS A “TRIP” OR “TRAVEL BOOKING”? To get a PIN, you must book one or more of the following: flight, hotel, vacation package, guided tour, cruise, or car rental through AMA Travel. Every new travel booking will earn you another PIN. Purchases that are not eligible for a PIN include gift cards, luggage, sundry retail items (neck pillows, tour books, luggage tags, etc.), attraction passes booked online (Disney, Universal Studios, etc.), ski tickets, and activities (walking tours, museums, snorkeling, etc.). However, if you book a vacation package to Anaheim with Disney tickets (for example), you will get a PIN. CAN I GET A PIN IF I MADE A TRAVEL BOOKING BEFORE JAN 16? The only way you can earn a PIN on a travel booking is on new bookings where a deposit or full payment is applied during the campaign dates (Jan 16 – March 16, 2018). WHAT HAPPENS IF I DELETE MY PIN EMAIL OR LOSE MY PHYSICAL PIN CARD WITHOUT REDEEMING IT? Please treat your PINs like cash. If you can’t recover it or if you lose it, we cannot send you another.
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