SPONSOR. The Contest sponsor is Meridian Credit Union Limited (“Meridian” or the “Sponsor”) with its head office located at 75 Corporate Park Drive, St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3W3, Canada.
ADMINISTRATOR. The Contest administrator is Meridian Credit Union Limited (the “Administrator”).
The Meridian Eco-Upgrade Project (the “Contest”) begins on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 9:00 am. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 11:59 pm. ET (the “Contest Period”) All entries become the property of Meridian.
ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER:
The Contest is open only to Ontario based businesses whose owner, if an individual, has reached the legal age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry. Employees, officers, directors, representatives or agents (and those with whom such persons are living, whether related or not) of Meridian its parent companies, subsidiaries, associated and affiliated entities, prize suppliers, advertising/promotion agencies and any other individual(s), entity or entities involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the Contest (collectively with the Sponsor, the “Contest Parties”) are not eligible to enter the Contest.
AGREEMENT TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY RULES:
By participating in this Contest, you are signifying your agreement that you have read and agree to be legally bound by these Official Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”).
HOW TO ENTER:
To be eligible to earn one (1) entry (each, an “Entry” and collectively, the “Entries”) go to www.meridiancu.ca/eco-upgrade (the “Website”) and follow the on-screen instructions to enter the Contest (the “Entry Form”). By submitting your entry, you confirm your agreement that you have read and agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Rules. Once you have fully completed the Entry Form with all required information, follow the on-screen instructions to submit your Entry Form to be eligible to earn one (1) Entry. There is a limit of one (1) Entry per business. All entries must be received during the Contest Period.
There will be a total prize pool of $30,000 which will be used to grant requested items or individual monetary grants to the winning submissions of eco-upgrade proposals.
There will be one (1) large eco-upgrade selected to a maximum value of $15,000, two (2) medium sized upgrades to a maximum value of $5,000 each, and the remainder of the budget will be divided up to grant as many smaller eco-upgrades ($1,000 or less) as possible within the total prize pool. If no submissions are received above the large and mediums sized threshold the entire prize pool will be used on smaller eco-upgrades. IF given a monetary grant, winners must agree to use the awarded grants solely for the purposes of completing their proposed eco-upgrade.
ELIGIBLE PRIZE WINNER SELECTION PROCESS:
On Monday, May 1, 2023 (the “Selection Date”) at approximately 10:00 am. ET, eligible entrants will be selected by a panel of the Sponsor’s judges from among all eligible Contest Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules as the potential Prize winners.
Prize winners will be selected based upon the following criteria; Cost – eco-upgrades must fall under the $15,000 maximum value, Environmental Impact – priority will be given to solutions that have a larger environmental impact, Ease of implementation – the selected eco-upgrades will be relatively easy to implement (no long term projects). This is not a random draw. The judgments of the panel of judges are final, and not subject to any kind of appeal or review, whether judicial or otherwise.
By entering into this Contest, each entrant agrees to release, discharge, and forever hold harmless the Released Parties and their shareholders, officers and directors from any and all claims, actions, damages, demands, manner of actions, causes of action, suits, debts, duties, accounts, bonds, covenants, warranties, indemnities, claims over, contracts and liabilities of whatever nature or kind arising out of, or in connection with, the entrant’s participation or attempted participation in this Contest, compliance or non-compliance with these Official Rules and the delivery, non-delivery, acceptance, use, misuse or non-use of the prize or any travel related thereto and, if selected as a potential winner, to sign and deliver the Request for Information and Waiver form or Affidavit before receiving his/her prize. Each entrant grants the Sponsor and Administrator, and their respective designees a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, broadcast, publish and otherwise use the entrant’s name, statements regarding this Contest, image, photograph, video, voice and/or likeness for advertising, promotional and/or any other purpose in any and all media now or hereafter devised worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.