Melitta Coffee Connoisseur’s Contest (“Contest”)

Official Contest Rules (the “Rules”)


1. Who Can Enter. The “Melitta Coffee Connoisseur’s Contest” Contest (the “Contest”) is open to any person who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada on the Contest Closing Date. Void in whole or in part where prohibited by law. Individuals associated with the Contest, including employees of Melitta Canada (the “Sponsor”), their affiliates, promotional and marketing companies and their suppliers, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, and any member of the immediate families of any of the foregoing and other individuals with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled, are not eligible to participate in the Contest.

2. Contest Period. The Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. EST on February 5, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on March 28, 2013 (“Contest Closing Time”) (the “Contest Period”).

3. How to Enter.

3.1 To enter the Contest,

4. Entries

4.1 Fully and correctly completed registrations received by the Sponsor within the Contest Period will generate a valid “Contest Entry”. Any registration which is incomplete, illegible, damaged or irregular, or that contains false or offensive material or information, will not generate a valid Contest Entry.

4.2 There is a limit of one (1) Contest Entry per member for the duration of the contest.

4.4 Entries will not be eligible if not entered in accordance with these Rules or if not entered during the Contest Period.

5. PRIZES. There will be one (1) Prize awarded equal to a total cash value of Five Thousand Dollars ($5000.00 CDN). The prize consists of a one year’s supply of Melitta coffee, a Keurig Incorporated Brewing System, a coffee grinder and drip coffee maker, a set of 12 handcrafted mugs, and $1500 CDN cash. The Prize will be randomly drawn on the following business day after the Contest Period.

6. Procedure For Selecting Prize Winners

6.1 A person who is selected as a prospective prize winner will be known as a “Prospective Winner” hereinafter.

A Prospective Winner will be declared as an official prize winner (hereinafter known as a “Prize Winner”) after fully complying with these Contest Rules. No other notification will be made to any Contest entrants regarding who is the winner of the Contest other than to the Prize Winners.

The Sponsor or its representatives reserve the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entries(s) it deems invalid for any reason.

6.2 Attempts will be made by the Sponsor or its representatives to contact a Prospective Winner by telephone or e-mail within two (2) days of the Daily Draw. A Prospective Winner must correctly answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question without the assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise. A Prospective Winner must sign a Declaration of Compliance with the Official Rules and a Release of Liability, in a form acceptable to the Sponsor, that confirms compliance with the Rules and releases the Sponsor, advertising and promotional agencies and suppliers, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, from any and all liability with respect to this Contest, including, without limitation, the selection of the Prize Winner, the administration of the Contest, and acceptance or use of any or all of the Prize as awarded. The Prospective Winner must provide documented proof of all Eligibility Criteria (including without limitation, proof that the Contest entrant is a Canadian Citizen and a permanent resident of Canada as of January 11th, 2013 in the form of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status, birth certificate, Canadian passport, or other) in order to be declared a Prize Winner. If the Prospective Winner cannot be contacted within such two (2) day period for any reason; or fails to answer the skill-testing question correctly; or fails to complete the Declaration and Release; in the Sponsor’s sole and unfettered discretion; or when contacted, does not confirm arrangements for the Prize with the Sponsor or its representatives; or does not meet all of the Contest terms by no later than five (5) days after being contacted, the Prize shall be automatically forfeited by that Prospective Winner.

In above cases of forfeiture, the Sponsor will conduct another draw with the pool of eligible contest entries for that date. The new Prospective Winner(s) will be subject to the same conditions as set out in these Rules and specifically the requirements in this Section 6.2. This process will be repeated up to 2 times for each Prize. In the event that any Prize cannot be allocated to an eligible Prize Winner, the Sponsor has the right to cancel that Prize.

7. Publicity

By participating in this Contest, Contest entrants consent, without monetary compensation, to the use of the information contained in the Contest Entries and use of their names, throughout the world in perpetuity, in any publicity carried out by or for the Sponsor and its representatives, and/or their respective affiliates in any and all media, including, without limitation, on the Sponsor and/or its representatives’ websites or other marketing collateral. For greater certainty, all Contest entries may be used for promotional purposes even if they were not chosen as a Prize Winner.

8. Right To Cancel Contest and Disqualify Entrant(s)

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withdraw, terminate, suspend or modify all or any part of this Contest, if for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation technical failure or corruption, computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any cause beyond the control of the Sponsor which in the opinion of the Sponsor affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest. If the Contest is withdrawn, terminated, suspended or modified, notice of this will be posted on the Site.

Further, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, disqualify or suspend the participation of any entrant, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, where an entrant appears to be tampering or interfering with, damaging or otherwise deliberately undermining the administration, security or legitimate operation and integrity or proper conduct of the Contest.

Should any entrant make any false statement in connection with his/her entry or participation in the Contest, such entrant shall be automatically disqualified from the Contest.

9. General Rules.

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:, unless the entrant otherwise agrees.

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