OTIP / Edvantage – Sail Away Contest Long Rules and Regulations
Enter for a chance to win a Caribbean Cruise for two from Sarracini Travel and Carnival Cruise Line, valued at approximately $5,500 Canadian. 25 secondary prizes are also available to be won.
1 Grand Prize of a travel voucher from Sarracini Travel for a Caribbean Cruise for 2 on Carnival Cruise Line valued at approximately $5,500 Canadian is available to be won. The value of the Grand Prize is dependent on year of cruise, time of year and the cruise package/itinerary (“itinerary”) selected by the winner. Winner can select 1 itinerary from several itineraries for a cruise from 3 days up to 8 days. Cruise must be booked through Sarracini Travel by October 15, 2019. All travel and cruise must be completed by August 31, 2020. Travelling companion to the winner must take the same Caribbean Cruise as and with the winner and must stay in the same room as the winner. For more information on the Grand Prize, see “Prize Details” at end of contest rules. No purchase necessary. Restrictions apply.
25 secondary prizes are available to be won, as follows:
- From September 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018 – 10 - $100 Mastercard prepaid cards from BMO with activation fee of approximately $4.95 per Mastercard prepaid card paid by BMO;
- From December 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019 – 7 prize packs of 2 tickets to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Toronto, Ontario; each prize pack valued at $140 and includes dinner and a Medieval Times Tournament show;
- From March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019 – 5 - $200 Via Rail Gift Cards; and
- From June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019 – 3 prize packs to Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls, Ontario; each prize pack valued at $350 and includes an overnight stay for 4 people, 4 Waterpark passes and 2 days of play. Each prize pack expires September 1, 2020.
The OTIP / Edvantage Sail Away Contest (the “contest”) begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on September 4, 2018 and closes at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on August 31, 2019 (“Contest Closing Date”). Please read the full contest rules and regulations, and the Grand Prize restrictions and details below.
This contest is open to all active and retired Ontario education employees resident of Ontario and if entering through the Edvantage website, must be active Edvantage members resident of Ontario. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age at the time they enter this contest. The winner of the Grand Prize and/or their travelling companion must be at least 25 years of age to board a Carnival Cruise ship. Employees, directors, trustees and officers of Edvantage, OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers Inc. (“OTIP”) and their affiliated companies 1, (collectively for purposes of this contest, “OTIP”), the prize selection team and members of their respective immediate families and/or anyone with whom the employees, directors, trustees or officers of OTIP and Edvantage are domiciled, and employees, directors and officers of Sarracini Travel and Carnival Cruise Line and anyone with whom they are domiciled, are also excluded.
Contestants must enter their contact information, being their first and last name, phone number (residential or cell phone), postal code and email address (“mandatory information”) before they can be entered into the contest and eligible to win any of the prizes. Failing to complete the mandatory information means the contestant will not be entered into the contest.
Contestants can earn up to 3 additional ballots into the contest by providing their car insurance renewal date, their home insurance renewal date and/or their planned retirement date (“optional information”) at the time of entry into the contest. Only 1 car insurance renewal date, 1 home insurance renewal date and 1 retirement date can be provided for a maximum of 3 additional ballots.
By entering a policy renewal date for either home and/or auto policies and/or entering planned retirement date and entering the contest, contestants agree and consent to having an OTIP customer service representative contact them prior to their insurance policy(ies) expiring, or prior to them retiring to receive a free, no-obligation insurance quote(s) and to discuss insurance matters applicable to them. Contestants do not have to be currently insured through OTIP.
Contestants providing renewal dates to insurers or obtaining quotes directly from insurers associated with OTIP will not be eligible to enter that optional information into the contest. All renewal dates entered into the contest must be for current, in-force home and/or auto insurance policies.
Contestants will have the option to provide a mobile phone number to opt-in and receive SMS marketing messages from OTIP and will have the option to answer the question, asking if they are currently an OTIP auto and/or home policy holder. Neither of these answers are mandatory information or optional information and answering these questions will not provide an extra ballot into the contest. For those subscribing to SMS marketing messages, only one subscription per person per mobile phone number is allowed. Contestants who do not wish to receive marketing messages may unsubscribe at any time by selecting the unsubscribe link in the SMS marketing message or by notifying Edvantage’s or OTIP’s marketing department.
How to Enter – Online
Go to one of the following websites before the Contest Closing Date: www.otip.com/contest or www.edvantage.ca/contest.
Complete the online form by entering all the mandatory information to be automatically entered into the contest. Contestants must complete all mandatory fields on the entry form for the entry to be valid and the contestant eligible to enter the contest. Click “submit” to enter. Earn a maximum of up to 3 additional chances into the contest by completing the optional information. Contestants can earn a maximum of 4 chances into the contest if all eligibility requirements are met. This contest can only be entered once. Multiple entries under this rule, whether the contest is entered multiple times under one website or at any time(s) through multiple websites, will be considered duplicate entries to the contest, declared void and the contestant will be disqualified from the contest rendering them ineligible for any of the prizes including the Grand Prize.
Contestants who enter the contest during the time period for a specific secondary prize are only eligible for that secondary prize. Names of contestants who enter at the time of one secondary prize will not be entered to win another secondary prize in a different time period. All contestants who enter the contest at any time and all winners of the secondary prizes will be eligible for the Grand Prize.
Entries are limited to one (1) entry per e-mail address. Duplicate entries will be declared void. To be eligible, entries must be received on or before 11:59:59 p.m. EST on the Contest Closing Date. In disputes, entries may be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. Authorized account holder is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Winner Selections / Draws
A total of 26 separate and random draws will be made for the prizes, including the Grand Prize, from all eligible entries submitted online through any of the contest websites, combined, by each end date for the specific prize, to and including, the Contest Closing Date. Each separate and random draw will take place in Waterloo, Ontario on or about the following draw dates by an independent selection team:
- December 5, 2018 – 10 draws will be made, each draw for a $100 Mastercard prepaid cards from BMO with the activation fee on each gift card paid by BMO.
- March 5, 2019 – 7 draws will be made, each draw for a prize pack of 2 tickets to the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Toronto, Ontario.
- June 5, 2019 – 5 draws will be made, each draw for a $200 VIA Rail gift card
- September 5, 2019 – 3 draws will be made, each draw for a prize pack of an overnight stay for 4 people, with 4 waterpark passes and 2 days of play at Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
- September 5, 2019 – 1 draw for the Grand Prize of a travel voucher from Sarracini Travel for a Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Cruise Line.
The winner from one draw of a secondary prize will not be reentered into the contest for a chance to win another draw for a secondary prize but will be reentered into the contest for a chance to win the Grand Prize. All contestants, winners or not of the secondary prizes, are eligible for the Grand Prize.
Odds of winning are dependent on the number of eligible entries received online through any of the contest websites by the end of the time period for each secondary prize and by the Contest Closing Date for the Grand Prize. All decisions by the independent prize selection team are final and binding on the participants in all matters relating to the contest.
To win any prize, including the Grand Prize, the selected contestant must first correctly answer without assistance of any kind, a time-limited, mathematical, skill-testing question in writing before being declared a prize winner.
For the purpose of these rules, the contestant is the person whose name was entered into the contest and (as applicable to the optional information) is the policyholder of the home and/or auto policy or the person retiring. In the event that more than one person is registered on the winning entry, all such persons will be jointly declared winners of the prize. They will then have to decide which one of them will answer the skill-testing question and receive the prize. In case of a disagreement between them, OTIP and Edvantage reserve the right to decide to which person the skill-testing question will be asked and the person to receive the prize if all other eligibility requirements are met.
The selected contestant will be notified by email or by phone using the information entered into the contest. If the selected contestant cannot be contacted or does not respond after a minimum of 3 attempts within 7 calendar days from the first attempt at contact, or if a prize notification notice is returned as undeliverable, or if the contestant incorrectly answers the skill-testing question, declines the prize or fails to return a release of liability within 10 days’ time to Edvantage and/or OTIP, that contestant will be declared ineligible to win the prize, including, if applicable, the Grand Prize, and another contestant will be selected in the manner described above.
When a contestant is contacted, he or she will be asked for an address to where the skill-testing question, a declaration of compliance with contest rules, a liability and publicity release and their prize can be sent. The selected contestant may also be required to sign a liability and publicity release taking responsibility for any accompanying travelling companion.
Post office box addresses are not acceptable as courier companies cannot deliver to box numbers. If the winner(s) resides at a country address and/or a rural route address, the winner(s) may be asked for their emergency-locate address or other identifiable information to assist the courier company with the delivery of the prize. The prize will be delivered to each confirmed winner approximately 2 weeks after the winner is confirmed save and except for any unforeseen events such as, but not limited to, a weather event, postal or courier strike, flood, fire, war, break out of disease, quarantine, hydro outage, service provider problems.
It is the sole responsibility of any contestant to notify OTIP’s and Edvantage’s marketing department of any changes to their contact information by calling 1-800-267-6847 or in writing at: OTIP and Edvantage, c/o Marketing Dept., P.O. Box 218, 125 Northfield Drive West, Waterloo, ON N2J 3Z9, if they still wish to be entered into the contest.
Entries and the prize claim 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.
Only 1 secondary prize per winner will be awarded. Only 1 Grand Prize will be awarded.
For information on the prize winners, visit Edvantage’s website at www.edvantage.ca or OTIP’s website at www.otip.com.
This contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, territorial and municipal laws and regulations, is void where prohibited by law and is governed by Canadian laws and the laws of the Province of Ontario. If any provision of these rules is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, all other provisions will remain in full force and effect.
By participating in this contest, contestants agree to be bound by these rules and regulations and the rules and regulations set out by Sarracini Travel and Carnival Cruise Line.
Neither OTIP and/or Edvantage will be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the contest including, but not limited to, the contestant’s information (whether it be mandatory information or optional information) entered into the contest by any person, including, but not limited to, a customer service representative.
The secondary prizes of the Mastercard prepaid cards, the prize packs from Medieval Times, the Via Rail Gift Cards and the prize packs from Great Wolf Lodge will be sent to the winners by courier from Edvantage/OTIP and are non-transferable and non-exchangeable for cash or any other form except at the discretion of OTIP and/or Edvantage. The use of each of the prepaid gift cards and each of the prize packs falls under the rules and regulations, terms and conditions of each company issuing the prize as amended from time to time. Mastercard/BMO, Medieval Times, Via Rail and Great Wolf Lodge issuing the secondary prizes and OTIP and Edvantage will not be responsible for the lost, stolen, or misplaced gift cards or prize packs that have expired with a balance remaining on them after they have been delivered to the winners, or any fees or charges associated with each of the prize packs and/or gift cards in any way, unless specified within the prize description. The gift cards and prize packs will not be replaced, refunded or reimbursed if lost, stolen or misplaced. Purchase amounts that exceed the value of the tendered gift cards and prize packs will require payment by the winner by some other method for the balance due.
The Grand Prize awarded will be in the form of a travel voucher in Canadian funds sent by Sarracini Travel to the winner to the address provided by the winner. The value of the travel voucher will depend on the time of year, the year the travel is to take place and the travel itinerary selected by the winner but will not be more than $5,500 Canadian funds and may be less than $5,500 Canadian funds. The travel voucher is not a credit card. The travel voucher cannot be used to purchase other gift cards or applied to another booking or used in conjunction with another travel voucher or used for any other travel package or itinerary other than the Sail Away Caribbean Cruise sponsored by Sarracini Travel and Carnival Cruise Line. All travel must be booked through Sarracini Travel and the cruise must be through Carnival Cruise Line. No substitutions or exceptions will be allowed. The travel voucher will be in the name of the winner only and cannot be resold, transferred for value, or applied to any other account, except to the extent required by law. It is recommended that a travel voucher recipient retain the travel voucher even if there is no balance on the travel voucher for the sole reason that if a refund is processed and owing to the recipient for the cancellation of a travel booking that the refund amount can be facilitated onto the original travel voucher that was used to purchase that same travel booking. It is required that any eligible amount credited to the recipient is processed towards the travel voucher that was originally used to purchase the travel booking that is being refunded. It is recommended that even if the balance is zero on the travel voucher, to retain and not destroy the travel voucher for an additional 6 months beyond the purchased date of the travel services. A travel voucher with a zero balance for more than one year may be deactivated. The travel voucher can be redeemed by individuals over the age of majority of the province of residence that lawfully enter into and form contracts under applicable law but one of either the winner and/or their travelling companion must be a minimum of 25 years of age to use the Grand Prize and board a Carnival Cruise Line. By using the travel voucher, the winner of the travel voucher represents and warrants to Sarracini Travel that they and their travelling companion have met the age requirements. The travel voucher may not be refunded or exchanged for cash, cash equivalents (such as money order or cheque(s)), or credit.
Any and all taxes on any prize awarded, including income taxes, and any incidental expenses associated with collection of the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitutions will be made for any prize except at the discretion of OTIP and/or Edvantage who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event any of the contest prizes are no longer available, including the Grand Prize. All Internet fees, transactional fees, down-loading fees, up-loading fees, accessories, application fees, Wi-Fi costs, roaming charges, costs of programs, long distance charges, travel expenses, mileage, accommodations, meals and extraordinary expenses, including but not limited to beverages and any feature and accessory not expressly listed as part of any prize, including the Grand Prize, shall be the sole financial responsibility of the prize winner. None of the contestants, the prize winners and/or the Grand Prize winner’s travelling companion will be eligible to seek reimbursement for the same from OTIP, Edvantage, its affiliates or representatives or any other party to this contest, including the companies offering any and all prizes. All travel to and from Sarracini Travel, at any time, and to and from the location where the Carnival Cruise Line ship is docked, is at the expense of the Grand Prize winner and/or their travelling companion.
The secondary prizes shall be null and void if the winners do not accept their prize by August 31, 2020. The secondary prizes are subject to rules, regulations, restrictions, terms and conditions and expiry dates set by the company offering the secondary prizes and the winner of any prize in this contest must agree to abide by those rules, regulations, restrictions, terms and conditions and expiry dates.
The Grand Prize shall be null and void if the winner does not redeem their prize through Sarracini Travel by October 15, 2019. All arrangements under the Grand Prize must be booked by Sarracini Travel. The Grand Prize is subject to rules, regulations, restrictions, terms and conditions and expiry dates set by Sarracini Travel and Carnival Cruise Line which the Grand Prize winner and their travelling companion must abide by. Travel may not be allowed and contains restrictions during certain times of any given year. See Grand Prize Details below. The Grand Prize of the Caribbean Cruise for two people is subject to availability.
OTIP and Edvantage reserve the right to withdraw, terminate, suspend, cancel, amend or modify all or part of the contest, in any manner and any rule(s) of the contest, at any time and without prior notice, for any reason whatsoever or if it determines that for any reason the contest cannot be run as originally planned, including, but not limited to, technical failure or corruption, computer virus, bugs, computer, electronic or system malfunction, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other factor(s) or cause(s) beyond OTIP’s and/or Edvantage’s control which in OTIP’s and Edvantage’s opinions compromise the fairness or integrity of the contest and/or affect the administration, security, or proper conduct of this contest as contemplated by these official rules.
If, as a result of an error relating to the entry process, entry, entry count, drawing or any other aspect of the contest, there are more potential winners of the secondary prizes and/or the Grand Prize than contemplated in these rules, there will be a random draw amongst all eligible prize claimants after the Contest Closing Date to award the applicable prize.
By submitting a completed entry form to enter the contest, the winner releases OTIP and Edvantage from any and all liability arising out of, or in connection with, this contest and the awarding of any prize, now or in the future, including the liability that may be claimed by the winner’s travelling companion(s). By entering this contest, the winner consents in writing to the use of their name, city and province where they reside by OTIP and Edvantage in a format approved by that winner, as well as any audio/video image, statements, and/or photographs in any related publicity and publication without further compensation, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media and social media now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, You Tube, Pinterest, SnapChat and in any publicity or advertising carried out by OTIP and/or Edvantage, unless prohibited by law. OTIP and Edvantage reserve the right to post or publish any winner’s name, city, or province of residence, photograph, likeness, voice or other statements, as directed by the winner, on its website and/or on the website of OTIP’s affiliated companies and/or on the sponsor’s website for advertising and promotional purposes, where lawful, without further compensation to the winner and without further compensation to the Grand Prize winner’s travelling companion, worldwide and in perpetuity.
By entering in the contest, the winner agrees to sign a form of declaration confirming compliance with the contest rules and regulations and agrees on behalf of them self and on behalf of their travelling companions for any of the prizes to release, indemnify and forever discharge OTIP and Edvantage and their affiliated companies, directors, trustees, officers, employees, the prize selection team and any of their parents, affiliates, agents, and contractors, Sarracini Travel, Carnival Cruise Line and any advertising and promotional agencies whether for the contest and/or the prize, and all their directors, trustees, officers and employees, from any and all action, proceedings, suits, liability, losses, costs, expenses (including legal fees and disbursements), damages, demands and claims of any kind, in respect of anything done by OTIP, Edvantage, Sarracini Travel and Carnival Cruise Line in the performance of their duties hereunder in connection with the contest and/or resulting from the acceptance, possession or use of the prize or any part of the prize or any extension to the prize, including without limitation, but not limiting to, any loss, personal injury, death, disablement, dismemberment, property, home or vehicle damage, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy that could result from, but not limited to, the awarding or use of any prize, including but not limited to the Grand Prize, by signing an Agreement / Release Form as a condition to and in advance of receiving their prize in favour of OTIP, Edvantage, and the prize sponsor and neither OTIP, Edvantage or any company providing the prizes in this contest, including BMO, Medieval Times, Via Rail and Great Wolf Lodge, Sarracini Travel and Carnival Cruise Line, shall not be liable for the use or misuse of the prize. OTIP and Edvantage assume no responsibility for the participation in the contest or any liability, claims, demands, actions, loss, damage or personal injury that may be sustained by the contestants, the winner and/or the person(s) sharing the winner’s prize. The provisions of this section shall survive the termination of this contest and may be relied upon by the parties hereto at any time.
Failure to comply with these contest rules and regulations may result in disqualification from the contest.
OTIP and Edvantage are not responsible for any entries that are lost, late, damaged, destroyed, corrupted or misdirected, incomplete, garbled, or delayed by or on any computer, online telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur in the processing transmission or receipt of entries.
OTIP and Edvantage are not responsible for any theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; failures or malfunctions of electronic data transmission, telephones, telephone lines or telephone systems, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the Internet or for any technical problem, including but not limited to any injury or damage to the participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this contest; the cancellation, suspension or preemption of games, injuries or timing errors, electronic or equipment failure or other communication problems occurring in connection with participation in this contest nor is it responsible for any transmission of viruses from any OTIP and/or Edvantage website to a computer system or if any whole entry system crashes resulting in the contest being cancelled or other problems or errors of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise.
Edvantage, OTIP, the prize selection team, BMO, Medieval Times, Via Rail, Great Wolf Lodge, Sarracini Travel and Carnival Cruise Line and any of their parents, affiliates, agents, and contractors, including advertising, sponsoring and promotional agencies, and their directors, trustees, officers and employees expressly disclaim and shall be held free of all responsibility or liability for any loss or damage in respect to the prize howsoever caused, any act, error, omission, injury, loss, accident, delay or the neglect or default of any company or person providing any service for the contest, whether through providers negligence or otherwise, or due to cancellations, adverse weather conditions, loss of personal belongings, illness, bodily injury, accident, death, deterioration of services, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, disappointment or frustration, either mental or physical due to any Acts of God, force majeure or third party wrong doing, epidemic, social or political disturbances or due to any cause whatsoever occurring during the contest and the use of the prize by the winner and their travelling companion(s) or person(s) sharing any winner’s prize.
To address any questions or comments, contact OTIP or Edvantage at 1-800-267-6847 and ask for the marketing department or write to their head office at 125 Northfield Drive West, PO Box 218, Waterloo ON N2J 3Z9 – attention: Marketing Department.
Caution: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, OTIP and Edvantage (as defined above) reserve the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Contest sponsor: Edvantage, OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers Inc., 125 Northfield Drive West, PO Box 218, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 3Z9. “Edvantage” and “Edvantage and design” and “OTIP and design” are registered trademarks of Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan used by OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers Inc. with permission. All other trademarks, service marks, images and logos are property of their respective owners and are displayed in this publication with permission. All Rights Reserved.
This contest is in conjunction with promotional partner, Sarracini Travel, in so far as Sarracini Travel provides the Grand Prize. BMO, Medieval Times, VIA Rail, Great Wolf Lodge and Carnival Cruise Line are not promotional partners in this contest.
1 Affiliated companies mean: Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan, OTIP/RAEO Insurance Brokers Inc., TW Insurance Brokers Inc., OTIP/RAEO Benefits Incorporated and Curo Claims Services Inc.
Grand Prize Details
- The Caribbean
- Departure and arrival dates of cruise are subject to the cruise itinerary selected by the winner, the availability and days and times of the cruise scheduled by Carnival Cruise Line.
Grand Prize Includes
- One Caribbean Cruise for two people arranged by Sarracini Travel on Carnival Cruise Line
- Transportation to and from one place of departure to the airport in Canada for the winner and their travelling companion
- Grand Prize value of maximum $5,500 Canadian, is an estimate only and the actual Grand Prize value could be different (lower) than stated depending on the type of cruise and itinerary selected by the winner. Only one cruise itinerary can be selected by the winner from the cruise dates and times and itineraries offered by Carnival Cruise Line. Cruise duration is open to multiple itinerary options available to the winner. Cruise options range from 3-8+ days to a maximum value of $5,500 Canadian. No refunds or reimbursements will be given to the winner if the winner chooses a lower cost itinerary valued lower than the advertised $5,500 Canadian. Only one cruise and itinerary can be selected by the winner.
- Additional costs or any fees relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of air tickets or other travel arrangements not made through Sarracini Travel and/or Carnival Cruise Line
- Additional days/nights requested by the winner and/or travelling companion
- Alcohol, soda pop, beverages, juice, bottled water, beverage packages, specialty restaurants and a la carte restaurants on the Carnival Cruise Line ship
- Baggage charges
- Baggage insurance
- Cancellation insurance
- Cancellation penalties
- Cost of passport(s), Resident Card(s), Visa(s) and/or entry documents
- Cost to replace/repair lost/damaged luggage
- Exchange rates on currency
- Excursions and tours requested by the winner and/or travelling companion
- Fees/penalties by air carriers for overweight luggage, over-sized luggage or exceeding number of bags in luggage
- Internet packages on the cruise ship
- Landing and Departure fees
- Personal spending money
- Taxes, fees and port expenses, fuel supplement charges, security charges or similar incidental charges
- Tips and gratuities
- Transportation to and from the winner’s and the winner’s travelling companion’s home/place of departure to any airport outside of Canada
The cruise is to be booked through Sarracini Travel at least 90 days prior to ship departure date. Last date to book the cruise is October 15, 2019. After that date, Sarracini Travel reserves the right to not honour the Grand Prize at which time the winner will forfeit the Grand Prize.
The cruise must be booked on a Carnival Cruise Line. Carnival Cruise Line has rules and restrictions on smoking policy, age requirements and adding passengers in a cabin, among other things. The winner of the Grand Prize and their travelling companion are requested to familiarize themselves with the Carnival Cruise Line Ticket Contract which outlines all terms and conditions for the cruise, which may be amended from time to time and they both must agree to comply with all terms and conditions therein. The following blackout dates apply: American holidays, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The cruise must be completed by August 31, 2020. If cruise is cancelled by the winner after the cruise is booked, the winner forfeits the Grand Prize.
Passports & Visas
All passengers require a valid Canadian Citizen’s Passport valid at least 6 months from the return date to Canada.
Non-Canadians will need a valid passport, a valid Resident Card and a possibly a visa and/or entry documents to enter the country they are visiting. Information can be obtained from a Consulate or inquiries can be made of Sarracini Travel for requirements. Note: Visa appointments for certain consulates sometimes have lengthy waiting periods. The winner and/or their travelling companion therefore, before confirming the booking, must identify the type of passport the winner and/or travelling companion holds.
Travellers Who Need Special Assistance/Special Needs
Sarracini Travel and Carnival Cruise Line request that the Grand Prize winner outline any disability or special needs of the winner and/or their travelling companion at the time the reservation is made. Carnival Cruise Line will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled travellers, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so, nor is it responsible for any denial of services by carriers, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Sarracini Travel and Carnival Cruise Line cannot guarantee individual assistance to a passenger for walking, dining, getting on and off the ship and other vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified and physically able companion must accompany the traveler(s) who requires such assistance and must assume full responsibility for the disabled participants’ well-being. If the qualified and physically able companion is not the Grand Prize winner or the Grand Prize winner’s travelling companion, then all costs for the qualified and physically able companion to accompany the Grand Prize winner and/or the Grand Prize winner’s travelling companion to and from Sarracini Travel and to and from and on the Carnival Cruise Line ship are not the responsibility of OTIP, Edvantage, Sarracini Travel and/or Carnival Cruise Line and the costs cannot be considered part of the Grand Prize or be paid as part of the Grand Prize.
Accommodations and Services
Carnival Cruise Line shall be responsible to the passenger for supplying the services and accommodations included in the Grand Prize, except where such services cannot be fulfilled or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes beyond the control of Carnival Cruise Line. In most circumstances, Carnival Cruise Line will do their best to provide comparable services, accommodation and itineraries. No refunds will be given in this scenario.
Refunds for the Grand Prize are not available for any reason.
Carnival Cruise Line and its employees and agents only act as representatives of the passengers and accept no responsibility for the passengers, including the winner of this contest and their travelling companion and/or any other person accompanying the Grand Prize winner or for the quality of services provided in their cruise ship or any other vehicle used in connection with the cruise. This also applies to delays, luggage loss or damage, or accidents incurred by passengers resulting from the use of these means of transportation, whatever the cause. If, for the comfort or well-being of passengers or for any other reason, it becomes necessary or advisable to change itinerary or arrangements, these changes will be made without any compensation due.
All bookings made with any provider of transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services, are subject to the terms and conditions imposed by them in relation to matters not covered. This includes any operators with Carnival Cruise Line.
The Grand Prize winner and their travelling companion must comply with all the terms, conditions or requirements of any service provider, or any country or governmental authorities. The Grand Prize winner and/or the travelling companion may bear costs or losses incurred as a consequence of them not complying with them which will not be reimbursed by Edvantage, OTIP, Sarracini Travel and/or Carnival Cruise Line.
Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at time of printing, however OTIP, Edvantage, Sarracini Travel, Carnival Cruise Line cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances.