THE LINDT CHOCOLATE ESCAPE PROMOTION

June 15, 2018 - August 19, 2018

Official Contest Rules (the "Rules")

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. By entering this Contest (defined below), entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and Regulations (the "Official Rules"). The decisions of the Sponsor and the independent contest organization with respect to all aspects of the Contest are final and binding without right of appeal. The information you provide will only be used to administer the Contest in accordance with the Sponsor's privacy policy.

This Lindt "The Lindt Chocolate Escape Promotion" (the "Contest") is sponsored by Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc. ("Lindt" or the "Sponsor").

ELIGIBILITY:

This Contest is open to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry. Employees, representatives and agents of the Sponsor, and each of its affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising and promotional agencies, fulfillment houses, the Contest judges and members of their respective immediate families or those with whom they are domiciled, are not permitted to enter the Contest. In these Rules, "immediate family" means mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, and legal or common-law spouse, regardless of where they reside. Groups, clubs, organizations, businesses and commercial and non-commercial entities cannot participate.

HOW TO ENTER:

The Contest starts on June 15, 2018 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on August 19, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the "Contest Period").

There are three (3) prize draws and six (6) methods for initiating an entry into this Contest. Regardless of method of entry, entrants may qualify to receive only one (1) entry into the London Drugs Prize draw, one (1) entry into the National Prize draw, and one (1) entry into the Lindt Retail Prize draw per day (all defined below and in the "Description of Prizes" section). A single submission that qualifies the Contest participant for an Entry into one prize draw will not be submitted as an Entry into any other prize draw.

PLEASE NOTE: Only receipts from in-store transactions will be eligible. Receipts from online transactions are not eligible for this promotion. Each receipt can only be used once to participate in the Contest - subsequent submissions of the same receipt will be void.

London Drugs Purchase and No Purchase Entry Mechanisms - The two entry methods for the London Drugs Prize draw are as follows:

  1. ENTER WITH PURCHASE: During the Contest Period, visit https://LoveLindt.com (the "Contest Site") on your computer or mobile device browser or text the word SWISS to number 51515 to receive a text message reply from the Sponsor (the "Message") containing a link that will direct you to the Contest Site.

    At the Contest Site, you’ll be required to complete the online contest entry form (the "Contest Form"), including your full name, phone number and a valid email address, as well as agree to let the Contest Administrator contact you via phone and/or email for prize fulfillment purposes. You will then be prompted to upload an image (PNG, JPG or JPEG file format, not more than 10MB in size) of an original cash register receipt.

    Your receipt must show the purchase of: any one (1) Lindor® bag (150g), any two (2) Excellence® bars (100g), or any three (3) Swiss Classic® bars (100g) in a single transaction at a London Drugs location in Canada during the Contest Period. Receipt must clearly show the qualifying product purchased, London Drugs retailer name, date and time, and transaction total amount.

  2. ENTER WITHOUT PURCHASE: To enter without purchase, entrant must submit a unique handwritten original (not photocopied) 100-word essay on "Why I love Lindt® Chocolates from London Drugs", ("Essay") along with their full name, telephone number, and valid email address to the address below (the "Contest Address"):

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    Each Essay must be original, can only be used once and must be enclosed in a separate envelope bearing sufficient postage, be post-marked during the Contest Period and received no later than four (4) days after the Contest Period. Each entry submitted using the above two (2) methods and in accordance with these Rules will qualify for one (1) entry into the London Drugs Prize draw (each an "Entry").

Lindt Retail Purchase and No Purchase Entry Mechanism - The two entry methods for the Lindt Retail Prize draw are as follows:

  1. ENTER WITH PURCHASE: During the Contest Period, visit https://LoveLindt.com (the "Contest Site") on your computer or mobile device browser or text the word SWISS to number 51515 to receive a text message reply from the Sponsor (the "Message") containing a link that will direct you to the Contest Site. At the Contest Site, you'll be required to complete the online contest entry form (the "Contest Form"), including your full name, phone number and a valid email address, as well as agree to let the Contest Administrator contact you via phone and/or email for prize fulfillment purposes. You will then be prompted to upload an image (PNG, JPG or JPEG file format, not more than 10MB in size) of an original cash register receipt.

    Your receipt must show the purchase of: any one (1) Lindor® bag (150g), any two (2) Excellence® bars (100g), or any three (3) Swiss Classic® bars (100g) in a single transaction at a Lindt Chocolate Shop location in Canada during the Contest Period. Receipt must clearly show the qualifying product purchased, Lindt retailer name, date and time, and transaction total amount.

  2. ENTER WITHOUT PURCHASE: To enter without purchase, entrant must submit a unique handwritten original (not photocopied) 100-word essay on "Why I love Lindt® Chocolates from Lindt Chocolate Shops", ("Essay") along with their full name, telephone number, and valid email address to the address below (the "Contest Address"):

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    Each Essay must be original, can only be used once and must be enclosed in a separate envelope bearing sufficient postage, be post-marked during the Contest Period and received no later than four (4) days after the Contest Period. Each entry submitted using the above two (2) methods and in accordance with these Rules will qualify for one (1) entry into the Lindt Retail Prize draw (each also an "Entry").

National (Other Retail) Purchase and No Purchase Entry Mechanisms - The two entry methods for the National Prize draw are as follows:

  1. ENTER WITH PURCHASE: During the Contest Period, visit https://LoveLindt.com (the "Contest Site") on your computer or mobile device browser or text the word SWISS to number 51515 to receive a text message reply from the Sponsor (the "Message") containing a link that will direct you to the Contest Site.

    At the Contest Site, you’ll be required to complete the online contest entry form (the "Contest Form"), including your full name, phone number and a valid email address, as well as agree to let the Contest Administrator contact you via phone and/or email for prize fulfillment purposes. You will then be prompted to upload an image (PNG, JPG or JPEG file format, not more than 10MB in size) of an original cash register receipt.

    Your receipt must show the purchase of: any one (1) Lindor® bag (150g), any two (2) Excellence® bars (100g), or any three (3) Swiss Classic® bars (100g) in a single transaction at any retail location in Canada that is not a London Drugs store or Lindt Chocolate shop during the Contest Period. Receipt must clearly show the qualifying product purchased, retailer name, date and time, and transaction total amount.

  2. ENTER WITHOUT PURCHASE: To enter without purchase, entrant must submit a unique handwritten original (not photocopied) 100-word essay on "Why I love Lindt® Chocolates from anywhere", ("Essay") along with their full name, telephone number, and valid email address to the address below (the "Contest Address"):

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    Each Essay must be original, can only be used once and must be enclosed in a separate envelope bearing sufficient postage, be post-marked during the Contest Period and received no later than four (4) days after the Contest Period.

Each entry submitted using the above two (2) methods and in accordance with these Rules will qualify for one (1) entry into the National Prize draw (each also an "Entry").

Contest is fully accessible via the Internet. To initiate entry into a prize draw via text message, and to complete your entry from a mobile device, you will require a SMS (text message) enabled device with a web browser and access to the Internet (a "Phone"). If you choose to use a wireless device, message and data rates may apply. Please check with your mobile service provider to determine your standard text messaging fees, as related to 'short code' messaging.

In the event of a dispute as to who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the phone and/or email address at the time of Entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a cellular telephone number/email account (as applicable) by a service provider. Selected entrants may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the phone and/or email address associated with the selected Entry. The Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, misdirected, stolen, ineligible, destroyed or delayed Entries. Proof of submitting an Entry is not proof of receipt.

DESCRIPTION OF PRIZES:

There are three (3) prizes, each consisting of:

  1. a TRIP FOR TWO TO SWITZERLAND which includes return economy airfare for two people from the major commercial airport in Canada closest to the winner’s residence to Zurich, Switzerland and standard hotel accommodations for 3 nights (based on double occupancy). Trip is currently scheduled for October 2018, specific dates of travel to be determined at Lindt’s sole discretion. Winner and his/her guest will be able to participate in a chocolate making class at the Lindt Chocolateria in Kilchberg, Switzerland, hosted by Roger Federer. Prize winner will also receive a $200 CDN chocolate gift basket or gift card to use at a Lindt Chocolate Shop in Canada.

The total approximate value of each prize is $7,000 CDN based on departure from Toronto or Vancouver.

One prize will be available for Entries received through the London Drugs purchase and no-purchase entry mechanisms (the "London Drugs Prize"); one prize will be available for Entries received through the Lindt Retail purchase and no-purchase entry mechanisms (the "Lindt Retail Prize"); and one prize will be available for Entries received through the other retail purchase and no-purchase entry mechanisms (the "National Prize") (collectively, each being a "Prize"). Limit one (1) Prize per person.

Three random electronic drawings will take place on August 24, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ET at 90 Allstate Parkway, Suite 108, in Markham, Ontario. One (1) Entry will be randomly selected from among all eligible Entries received for each of the three prize draws.

ODDS OF WINNING:

The odds of winning a Prize depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Contest Period.

GENERAL PRIZE INFORMATION:

The winners and guests shall assume full responsibility for any expense not specifically mentioned in these Rules as being included in a Prize, including, as applicable, the following: travel to and from airports, ground transportation, personal expenses incurred at the hotel, gratuities, meals and beverages, taxes, insurance (including for medical fees, accidents or lost luggage) and any other personal expenses. Trips are subject to space/flight availability.

The winner and guest must have the identical travel itinerary and the winner’s guest must be the same person for the duration of the trip. All travel arrangements must be made through Lindt and the travel arrangements are at Lindt’s sole discretion. Once the tickets are issued, the name of the traveler cannot be changed. The winner and guest are solely responsible for obtaining any required travel documents. The right to a Prize will be forfeited if, as applicable, (a) for any reason, travel documentation cannot be obtained within the time limit set by the Contest organizers; (b) the winner cannot or does not wish to travel during the specified period; (c) the winner does not have the right, at the time he/she is selected or at the time of the trip, to return to Canada upon departing; or (d) any immigration problem whatsoever arises preventing the winner or guest from entering Switzerland. In such case, the winner or guest barred from destination will be held solely responsible for arranging and paying for any required return transportation. Upon the sole discretion of Lindt, a forfeited Prize may be allocated to another eligible entrant.

Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute all or any part of a Prize for a prize or prizes of equal or greater value, at its sole discretion. Should a Prize (or any part or aspect of a prize), including the chocolate making class, be postponed or unavailable for any reason, the balance of the Prize will be awarded in full satisfaction of the Prize, and the Sponsor shall not be required to replace the unavailable or postponed component. Any unused portion of a Prize is forfeited and has no cash value.

To be declared a winner and claim a Prize, a participant selected must be eligible according to these Rules. In addition, the potential winner must

  1. Be reached (by telephone or by email) by the Sponsor or its representatives within forty-eight (48) hours following the selection or draw date.
  2. If applicable, correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question, without assistance, to be administered by the Sponsor or its representatives at a mutually convenient time; and
  3. Complete and sign a Declaration of Compliance and Release Form ("Release") confirming compliance with these Rules and releasing the Sponsor and its affiliates, agencies, contest prize suppliers and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Contest Group") from all liability with respect to the potential winner’s participation in the Contest and the awarding or use of the Prize, and return it to address indicated by the deadline indicated in the letter accompanying the Release.

A Release must also be signed by the Prize winner’s guest. In the event a guest is a minor, the parent and/or legal guardian of the minor must also sign a Release. All Releases and any other documents relating to a Prize must be returned and received by the Sponsor within the time specified on the covering letter accompanying the Release.

All prize claims are subject to verification of entrant eligibility and compliance with these Rules. All selected entrants whose eligibility cannot be confirmed under these Rules shall be disqualified. If a selected entrant cannot be reached within the forty-eight (48) hour period, fails, if required, to correctly answer the mathematical skill-testing question in the manner prescribed, fails to return the Release within the required timeframe or otherwise is not in compliance with these Rules, he/she will be disqualified and will forfeit the Prize; and the Sponsor can, at its sole and absolute discretion, select another eligible entrant and attempt to reach this entrant, who will also be subject to the same qualification Rules. Each selected entrant may be required to show proof of identification as part of the confirmation process.

Refusal by a selected entrant to accept a Prize as described and according to the conditions of these Rules will release the Sponsor of all obligations relating to this Prize for this entrant and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select an alternate entrant to receive the Prize. Confirmed winners will be notified of how to claim their Prize and the Prize will be delivered. The Sponsor will not be responsible for failed attempts at contacting a selected entrant.

GENERAL RULES:

Subject to the jurisdiction of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux in Quebec, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion and at any time without prior notice, to rescind, amend or suspend all or part of this Contest (or to amend these Rules) for any reason including in the event of an incident, virus, bugs or any human intervention that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality or normal flow of this Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or deleted computer or network transmissions which may limit the ability to participate in the Contest. In no event will Sponsor be required to award more prizes than the number stipulated in these Rules or award prizes other than those described in these Rules.

By participating in this Contest, each entrant accepts and agrees to abide by these Rules and all decisions of the Contest judges (who may be employees, agents or independent contractors of the Sponsor), which shall be final and legally binding on the entrant in all matters relating to this Contest, including without limitation eligibility and/or rejection of an entry. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

All Entries are subject to verification by the Sponsor and the Sponsor reserves the right to cancel and revoke any Entries if they are found to be improper, fraudulent, forged, incomplete or tampered with or if the entrant is subsequently found to be ineligible pursuant to the Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

By entering this Contest, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Contest Group: (i) shall have no liability of any kind whatsoever with respect to this Contest, the entrant’s participation therein, and/or the awarding, use, misuse, or participation in a Prize; (ii) makes no guarantee or representation of any kind concerning any Prize; (iii) disclaims any implied warranty or condition concerning any Prize; and (iv) is not liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from the entrant’s acceptance, use, misuse, or participation in a Prize or otherwise from such entrant’s participation in this Contest, including any injury or damage which may be caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from downloading. The Contest Group is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Contest, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Rules, the selection and announcement of the winner or the distribution of the Prizes.

For residents of Quebec, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. For residents of Quebec, any litigation regarding the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal laws. Except for Quebec residents, all questions relating to the development, validity, interpretation and binding nature of these Rules, and the rights and obligations of entrants and the Sponsor relating to this Contest shall be governed and interpreted in compliance with the substantive laws in the province of Ontario and Canadian laws effective in that province. Except for Quebec residents, all entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the Province of Ontario.

Personal information collected from entrants will be used by the Sponsor to administer the Contest and otherwise in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy available online at https://LoveLindt.com. If entrants consent, personal information may also be used to send entrant information and special offers from Lindt. By accepting a Prize, a winner consents to the use of his/her name, city and province/territory of residence, voice, photograph, statements and/or other likeness in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor and publication of same without further compensation.

For the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by December 17, 2018 with a request to: THE LINDT CHOCOLATE ESCAPE PROMOTION, c/o Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada), Inc., 900-181 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3M7.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these English Rules and the disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to: the French version of these Rules, and/or point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these English Rules shall prevail, govern and control.