Scotiabank Summer of FREE Contest (the "Contest")

Official Contest Rules & Regulations

By entering this Contest, you agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and the decisions of the sponsor, The Bank of Nova Scotia ("Scotiabank" or the "Sponsor"), which are final.
The Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to The Bank of Nova Scotia and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used in accordance with The Bank of Nova Scotia's privacy policy located at www.scotiabank.com. You agree to completely release Facebook of all liability in connection with this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to The Bank of Nova Scotia and not Facebook.


The Contest runs from July 3, 2013 at 8:00:01 am (ET) to September 11, 2013 at 11:59:59 pm (ET) (the "Contest Period"). In order to be eligible for the Grand Prize or a Daily Prize (each, a “Prize”), each entry, regardless of method of entry, must be received during the Contest Period.


To enter the Contest, you must have a Facebook account. Visit the Scotiabank Contest page at www.scotiabank.com/winfreemovies (the "Contest Website") and complete the on-line entry form (the “Entry Form”). Vote for the movie you would like to see, read these Official Contest Rules and Regulations, click your confirmation that you have read and accept them and enter your email address. Click the "Vote" icon and you will be automatically entered in to the Grand Prize Draw. Invite up to a maximum of five (5) “Friends” on Facebook to receive one (1) additional entry into the Grand Prize Draw for each “Friend” you invite. Click on “Spin The Wheel” to instantly win one (1) of the Daily Prizes available per day or between one (1) and twenty-five (25) additional entries into the Grand Prize Draw. Limit one (1) “Spin The Wheel” entry per Facebook account per day. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.


This Contest is open to all residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador) who are sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Scotiabank or Cineplex Entertainment LP (“Cineplex”)*, its advertising and promotional agencies or the Contest judging organization, and any subsidiaries or affiliates, are not eligible to participate in the Contest, nor are members of their immediate families and persons domiciled with them. Each entrant under the age of majority must have the consent of his/her parent or legal guardian to submit his/her personal information in order to enter the Contest. The parent or legal guardian must complete all the required fields on the relevant portion of the Entry Form, including his/her name and address. If a parent or legal guardian does not provide consent, the entry will be disqualified.


There is one (1) Grand Prize (the “Grand Prize”) available to be won consisting of fifty two thousand (52,000) SCENE™ points. Approximate maximum retail value $520.00 CAD.

SCENE™ points may be redeemed only in accordance with the SCENE Points Program terms and conditions, which are subject to change without notice and are available on-line at scene.ca. SCENE™ Points have no cash value. (Note: In order to claim SCENE™ Points in this Contest, you must first be a SCENE™ Points Program Member in good standing.)

There are seventy one (71) Daily Prizes (each, a “Daily Prize”) available to be won. Each Daily Prize consists of two (2) Cineplex Entertainment LP movie admit one (1) passes redeemable at any Cineplex Entertainment LP location in Canada. Approximate retail value of each Daily Prize is $20.00 CAD. There will be one (1) Daily Prize awarded for each day of the Contest Period. All Cineplex theatres will exchange each pass for one general admission movie ticket. Passes will not be accepted for films with “No Passes” restrictions. Unless specifically identified at time of issue, passes are not valid for IMAX® or IMAX® 3D, Real D 3D, premium seating, VIP room film presentations or non-feature film entertainment. Passes cannot be combined with any other promotion, coupon, voucher or special discount offer. Passes are non-replaceable and non-refundable if lost, stolen, damaged or tampered with. No time extensions on expired passes. Each pass is not for re-sale and has no cash value. Not valid for earning SCENE points. Additional restrictions may apply.

The following conditions apply to all Prizes:

  • Any difference between approximate retail value and the actual value of the Prize as taken will not be awarded.
  • Prizes must be accepted as awarded without substitution and are not transferable. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize in whole or in part in the event that all or any of the components of the Prize are unavailable with another prize of equal or greater approximate value.
  • In the event that the winner is unable to redeem any or all of the Prize components due to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor, its employees, representatives, agents and all parties associated with this Contest, no compensation or substitution prize will be provided.


A random draw will be conducted on October 1, 2013 at 10:00 am (ET) from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period at the offices of the agency administering the Contest at DMW & Associates, 1331 Crestlawn Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2P9. There will be one (1) entrant randomly chosen to win the Grand Prize. The odds of an entry being drawn depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

One (1) Daily Prize will be randomly awarded for each day of the Contest Period. Should there be no Daily Prize awarded on any day of the Contest Period (other than the last day of the Contest Period), then an additional Daily Prize will be awarded on the following day.

The odds of winning a Daily Prize on any particular day during the Contest Period depend on the total number of “Spin The Wheel” entries on that day. Entrants who do not win a Daily Prize through “Spin The Wheel” will win additional entries for the Grand Prize and the odds of winning such additional entries are as follows:

  • 1 additional entry: 35%
  • 5 additional entries: 25%
  • 10 additional entries: 25%
  • 25 additional entries: 15%


In order to be declared a Prize winner, in addition to complying with the other terms and conditions of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations, the selected entrant must comply with the following conditions:

  • Correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question.
  • Grand Prize winner only: The Grand Prize winner (or parent/legal guardian if under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence) must be reached by email by a Sponsor representative within three (3) business days of the random draw and complete, sign and return a Release and Indemnity Form WITHIN SEVEN (7) DAYS FROM THE DATE NOTIFICATION WAS SENT TO THE SELECTED ENTRANT.
  • Daily Prize winner only: If you receive a Daily Prize Win message, follow the instructions on the Contest Website to claim your Daily Prize. All Daily Prize claims must be redeemed on or before 12:00 pm (ET) on September 30, 2013 (“Daily Prize Claim Deadline”).

Should a selected entrant fail to meet any of these Official Contest Rules and Regulations, he/she will be disqualified. A new random draw will be conducted from amongst all remaining eligible entries in accordance with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations in order to select another entrant, who will be subject to the same conditions and could be disqualified in the same manner.


By entering this Contest, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and Regulations and the decisions of the Sponsor and the independent judging organization, if any, which are final, binding and conclusive on all matters relating to this Contest. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and no correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants who will be notified by email. Scotiabank reserves the right to disqualify all entrants who fail to comply with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations or who make any misrepresentation relating to the Contest, drawing and redemption of any prize.

If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address provided at time of entry. Authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access or online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. The Sponsor is committed to respecting the privacy rights of entrants. Any personal information collected will be handled in strict accordance with the Scotiabank Group Privacy Agreement found at www.scotiabank.com and all applicable privacy legislation. The Sponsor will not sell any personal information collected for this Contest to any third parties. Except as otherwise set forth herein with respect to a Prize winner, any personal information collected for this Contest shall be used by the Sponsor solely for the purpose of managing and administering this Contest. By entering this Contest, the entrant (or entrant’s parent or legal guardian if applicable) hereby consents to the Sponsor's collection, use and disclosure of the entrant's personal information in order to manage and administer this Contest.

By accepting a Prize, each winner (or winner’s parent or legal guardian if applicable) consents to the use of his/her name, personal information and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes related to this Contest by the Sponsors or Administrator without further notice or compensation.

The Sponsor shall not be responsible for any failure of email during the Contest or for any problems or technical malfunction of a telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email, on-line, or Internet entry to be received by the Sponsor. In addition, the Sponsor shall not be responsible for technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer or property related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material in the promotion. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. 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. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, incomplete, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. The Sponsor and Cineplex shall not be responsible in any way for the use of, or bear any liability whatsoever in any way attributable to, any Prize awarded in this Contest or the events forming part of this Contest, including but not limited to typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Contest, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of winners or the distribution of any Prize. The Sponsor and Cineplex, and each of their officers, directors, affiliates, related entities, partners, partnerships, principals, representatives, agents, licensees, sponsor, successors and assigns (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize, (ii) disclaim any implied warranty, and (iii) are not liable for injury, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, use or misuse of any Prize, travel related thereto or otherwise from participation in this Contest.

In the event of any discrepancies between the English language rules and the non-English language rules, the English rules shall prevail.

Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all aspects of this Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw or change this Contest at any time without prior notice. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the Province of Ontario without regard to Ontario conflicts of law principles. All entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the Province of Ontario.
This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws.

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