AVION® PLAY WITH A PRO EXPERIENCE OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY AND IS GOVERNED BY CANADIAN LAW.

Please read these content rules (the “Contest Rules”) in their entirety before entering the Avion® Play with a Pro Experience (the “Contest”). Participation in the Contest constitutes unconditional agreement and acceptance of these Contest Rules which are final on all matters relating to the Contest.

  1. CONTEST PERIOD:

    The Contest will run from June 14, 2017 at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) to June 25, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Contest Period”).

  2. ELIGIBILITY:

    To be eligible to win the Prize, an entrant must: a) be a Canadian resident; b) be a cardholder of an eligible RBC Avion® credit card: RBC Platinum Visa Avion, RBC Visa Infinite Avion, RBC Visa Business Platinum Avion, RBC Commercial Avion Visa, RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege, RBC Avion Visa Infinite Privilege for Private Banking, or RBC Visa Infinite for Private Banking credit card issued by RBC Royal Bank® (each an “Eligible Credit Card”) whose account is open and in good standing at the time of verification by Royal Bank of Canada (the “Sponsor”); c) register and enter their Eligible Credit Card number during the Contest Period; c) have reached the age of majority in the province/territory of residence at time of entry and; d) fully complete the online registration form (mentioned below) or provided all of the necessary information on their mail-in no purchase entry. To be eligible to win the Prize, entrants may not be employees, representatives or agents (and those with whom such persons are domiciled, whether related or not) of Sponsor or Wasserman Media Group, LLC (the “Organizer”), or of each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising/promotion agencies and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration, judging or fulfillment of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”).

    RBC Royal Bank credit cardholders that convert to a new Eligible Credit Card or those who acquire a new Eligible Credit Card during the Contest Period are eligible provided the Eligible Credit Card is registered as required by these Contest Rules. This Contest is open to all cardholders of an Eligible Credit Card account who are each personally and independently participating.

    In the case of eligible RBC Visa Business Platinum Avion cards and RBC Commercial Avion Visa cards issued to businesses, only the business owner(s) on the RBC Visa Business Platinum Avion card and RBC Commercial Avion Visa card is eligible to enter this Contest. The Prize will be awarded in the name of the business and the business owner(s) will determine who will win the Prize.

  3. HOW TO ENTER:

    To enter, go to www.rbc.com/experienceavion (opens new window) (the “Website”), click on the RBC Canadian Open banner and follow the on-screen instructions to obtain the Official Contest Entry Form (the “Entry Form”). Fully complete the Entry Form with all required information, which requires you to: (i) enter your full name as it appears on your Eligible Credit Card, the first six (6) digits and last four (4) digits on your Eligible Credit Card, valid email address and daytime telephone number; and (ii) signify your agreement that you have read and agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules. Once you have fully completed the Entry Form with all required information, follow the on-screen instructions to submit your completed Entry Form (the “Entry”). To be eligible, your Entry must be submitted and received within the Contest Period. All eligible Entries submitted and received during the Contest Period will be entered into the relevant random prize draw(s). Standard data rates apply to entrants who submit an Entry via a wireless mobile device. Please call your service provider for pricing and service plan information and rates before mobile device participation.

    There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person and per email address during the Contest Period. If it is discovered by the Sponsor (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Sponsor) that any person has attempted to: (i) obtain more than one (1) Entry per person/email address during the Contest Period; and/or (ii) use (or attempt to use) multiple names, identities email addresses and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Contest; then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. Any Entry may be rejected if (in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor) the Entry Form is not fully completed with all required information and submitted and received during the Contest Period. The Released Parties (defined below) are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Entries (all of which are void).

    All Entries are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of an Entry entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with these Contest Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of a valid Entry in this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: To enter without an Eligible Credit Card, hand-print your name, address, city, province or territory, postal code, day and evening telephone numbers, and an original, legible 100 word or more handwritten essay on “Why you want to win a trip to the RBC Canadian Open, courtesy of Avion”, and mail in a postage stamped envelope to: “Avion Play with a Pro Experience” c/o Sophia Birch, 88 Queens Quay West, 12th flr, Toronto, ON, M5J 0B8. Maximum of one (1) non-purchase entry per entrant. Non-purchase entries must be postmarked by the last day of the Contest Period and received by the Bank by June 26, 2017 at 3PM EST.

  4. THE PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:

    There will be one (1) Grand Prize to be won valued at approximately $32 000.00 CAD (the “Prize”). The Prize winner will be selected by random draw in the manner set out below. The Prize must be accepted as awarded and is neither transferable nor assignable. No substitution except at Sponsor’s option. The Prize will only be awarded to the person who is verified as the actual winner.

    The Prize will consist of:

    • Round-trip airfares for three (3) individuals [the Prize winner and two (2) guests] to Toronto, Canada on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, if applicable.
    • Six (6) nights shared accommodations for three (3) at a pre-determined hotel in Oakville, Ontario
    • Ground transportation from the airport to the hotel, if applicable
    • One (1) team (3 individuals) to play in the RBC Canadian Open Wednesday Championship Pro-Am on July 26, 2017. The Championship Pro-Am team consists of three amateurs and one pro with morning or afternoon tee times.
    • Each individual will receive the following: one (1) Pro-Am Draw Party Invitation to attend the draw on Tuesday, July 25; one (1) Pro-Am Pass and one (1) RBC Clubhouse Pass to attend the Pro-Am on Wednesday, July 26; and one Guest Grounds Pass to access to the tournament grounds from July 27-30, 2017.
    • Access to the RBC Avion Sky Lounge on the 16th green

    It is the sole responsibility of the Prize winner and his/her travel guests to obtain all necessary travel documentation, including passports and visas. The declared winner and his/her guests must provide his/her own transportation if his/her home residence is within 100 km of Glen Abbey Golf Club located at 1333 Dorval Dr. Oakville, ON L6M 4G2 Canada. If declared Prize winner’s home residence is within 100 km of Glen Abbey Golf Club, he/she will be entitled to all Prize elements other than round-trip airfare and transportation to and from his/her home residence and the residence of his/her guests.

    The Prize is subject to the following conditions:

    1. The Prize is non-transferable and has no cash value for the Prize winner.
    2. All bookings are subject to terms and conditions of the applicable travel service provider and should be reviewed before completing the purchase of the travel services.
    3. Once booking(s) has been confirmed, no changes can be made to the passenger names and/or date of travel unless otherwise specified by the travel provider.
    4. For greater certainty, to the extent the Prize winner’s home residence is within 100 km of Glen Abbey Golf Club and round-trip airfare and ground transportation to and from his/her home residence are not included in the Prize, the Prize winner will not receive the cash equivalent thereof.
  5. PRIZE DRAWS AND WINNER SELECTION:

    On or about June 27, 2017 (the “Draw Date”) in Toronto, Ontario at approximately 9:01 a.m. EST, one (1) eligible Entry will be selected by random draw from among all eligible Entries submitted and received during the Contest Period in accordance with these Contest Rules. The odds of being selected depend on the number of eligible Entries submitted and received during the Contest Period in accordance with these Contest Rules.

    The Organizer will make a minimum of three (3) attempts to contact the selected entrant using the email address and/or phone number provided at the time of entry, within three (3) business days of the Draw Date as the case may be. If the selected entrant cannot be contacted within three (3) business days of the Draw Date, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable, then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to a Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected entrant).

    BEFORE BEING DECLARED THE CONFIRMED PRIZE WINNER, the selected entrant will be required to: (a) correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid to be posed by telephone at a mutually convenient time and date; and (b) sign and return, within two (2) business days of notification, the Sponsor’s declaration and release form, which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Contest Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize (as awarded); (iii) releases the Contest Parties and each of their respective employees, directors, officers, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof; and (iv) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet. If the selected entrant: (a) fails to correctly answer the skill-testing question within the allotted time; (b) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents within the specified time; (c) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) the Prize (as awarded) for any reason; and/or (d) is determined to be in violation of these Contest Rules (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected entrant).

  6. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

    All Entries become the property of the Sponsor. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal, including, without limitation, any decisions regarding the eligibility/disqualification of Entries and/or entrants. By participating in this Contest, you are agreeing to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of these Contest Rules. ANYONE DETERMINED TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THESE CONTEST RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSOR AT ANY TIME.

    The Released Parties will not be liable for: (i) any failure of any website during the Contest; (ii) any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (iii) any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from participating in the Contest; and/or (iv) any combination of the above.

    In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry, Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. An entrant may be required to provide proof (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Entry in question.

    The Sponsor reserves the right, subject only to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “Régie”) in Quebec to withdraw, amend or suspend this Contest (or to amend these Contest Rules) in any way without prior individual notice or obligation, in the event of an error, technical problem, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Contest Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest in any way (as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) 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. The Sponsor, with the consent of the Régie, reserves the right to cancel, amend or suspend this Contest, or to amend these Contest Rules, in any way without prior individual notice or obligation, in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, or for any other reason whatsoever. Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to administer an alternate test of skill as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances and/or to comply with applicable law.

    As the Prize includes airfare and accommodation, the Prize winner shall be subject to the following additional terms and conditions: all flights shall depart from the major Canadian airport closest to the Prize winner’s place of residence in Canada (“Departure point”). The Prize winner and his/her travelling companions are solely responsible for all surcharges, meals, beverages, room service, gratuities, merchandise, telephone calls, any required travel documentation, and all personal expenses of any kind or nature, together with an applicable overnight layover. Flight dates and hotel accommodation are subject to change without notice or compensation. The Prize winner and his/her travelling companions are also solely responsible for all costs incurred to and from the Departure point. It is the sole responsibility of the Prize winner and his/her travelling companions to obtain all necessary travel documentation including passports and visas. The Prize winner and his/her travelling companions must be able to travel at the times and dates determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion failing which, the Prize will be forfeited. The Prize may not be used towards any type of frequent flyer mileage, or other reward point accumulation program. Fees, taxes and surcharges are not included and must be paid for by the Prize winner with a valid credit card at the time of booking. Prize is subject to availability and promotional space on the desired flight at the time of booking.

    Prize winner and his/her travelling companions must originate at the same airport and travel on the same itinerary for both the outbound and inbound flights. No changes to travel dates or passenger names are permitted once a booking has been confirmed. Prize winner and his/her travelling companions are responsible for transportation to and from the gateway airport and all other expenses not stated as included herein.

    For Quebec residents: 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. Any litigation respecting the awarding of the prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

    By entering this Contest, each entrant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her Entry only for the purpose of administering the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy (available at: http://www.rbc.com/privacysecurity/ca/our-privacy-policy.html (opens new window)). Any other consent that the entrant has given to the Sponsor to receive commercial electronic messages which are currently in effect, and unrelated to this Contest, shall not be affected by the request for consent made pursuant to this Contest.

    The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, and without prior individual notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Contest Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any entrant, Entry with these Contest Rules, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, affect the proper administration of the Contest as contemplated in these Contest Rules, or for any other reason.

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

    All prize values and other monetary amounts are expressed in Canadian Dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

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