May is the month that launches a summer of long weekends. It’s that time of year when winter melts into spring — perfect for a day of pampering at a hotel spa or exploring a new city.
That’s why the theme of our second #LoopLens Instagram contest is Gotta Get Away in May. Here’s how it works:
- Post a photo, past or present, from your favourite long weekend hotel getaway. It must be your original photo; use of someone else’s intellectual property will result in immediate disqualification.
- Tag your entry with the hashtag #LoopLens.
- Tag the location and include the resort/hotel name somewhere in your post.
We’ll repost our favorite entries (with a tag crediting the original author) on our Instagram account, @BenbriaLoop, and at the end of the month, the entry with the most likes will win a $100 Visa® gift card. Entries that do not include the #LoopLens hashtag and the location and name of the resort/hotel will not be considered.
Does that sound good? Then go forth and post! We can’t wait to see your entries! Full contest rules below.
Full Contest Rules: #LoopLens Instagram Contest for Loop by Benbria
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. ONE ENTRY PER PARTICIPANT. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who post a photo on Instagram and who are 18 years of age as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of the United States and Canada, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Benbria Corporation, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state/provincial, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Benbria Corporation as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.
3. Campaign Period: Monthly Entries will be accepted online starting on the first day of each month at 5 PM EST and ending the last day of each month at 5 PM EST. All online entries must be received by 5 PM EST on the last calendar day of the applicable month.
4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by posting an original photo on Instagram from your favorite long weekend hotel getaway, tagging the location and resort name where the photo was taken, and using the hashtag #LoopLens. Benbria Corporation will then repost selected pictures from finalists to the official company Instagram account (@BenbriaLoop) at their discretion, referencing the contestant’s Instagram handle. At the end of the month, the entry with the most likes on the @BenbriaLoop Instagram page will be declared the winner. Submissions that do not include the location tag, resort name, and #LoopLens hashtag will be disqualified. The entry must fulfill all requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Benbria Corporation. You agree to submit photos for which you have exclusive ownership. By participating in this Campaign, You give Benbria permission to repost your image. All reposts will be credited to the original author. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Benbria Corporation.
5. Prizes: The Winner of the Monthly Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive a Visa® Gift Card worth $100 in the local currency of the contestant’s home address. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Benbria Corporation. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Benbria Corporation’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of the Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Benbria Corporation to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by the number of likes each image receives on the @BenbriaLoop Instagram feed under the supervision of Benbria Corporation. Winner will be notified via Instagram private message within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Benbria Corporation shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 10 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT BENBRIA CORPORATION‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Benbria Corporation, anyone acting on behalf of Benbria Corporation, and Benbria Corporation’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. Optional verbiage for Contests: By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Benbria Corporation. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Benbria Corporation from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Benbria Corporation may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
9. Terms & Conditions: Benbria Corporation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Benbria Corporation’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Benbria Corporation may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Benbria Corporation. Benbria Corporation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Benbria Corporation has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Benbria Corporation reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Benbria Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
11. Disputes: THIS CAMPAIGN IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF CANADA AND ONTARIO, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Ontario having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Benbria, 390 March Road, Suite 110, Ottawa, ON, K2K 0G7, Canada. Requests must be received no later than 30 days after the contest close date.
14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is Benbria Corporation, 390 March Road, Suite 110, Ottawa, ON K2K 0G7, Canada.
15. Facebook: The Campaign hosted by Benbria Corporation is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.
By entering, You (the Contestant) have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.