Official Rules

Contest Rules

Official rules for: Enter for a chance to win a cruise vacation and Swimco shopping spree contest 2015

1. The Prize

There is one (1) prize available to be won consisting of a return flight and cruise for two (2) people travelling before June 30, 2016. Some restrictions and travel blackout periods may apply. The cruise prize includes one (1) oceanview stateroom for two (2) persons on a  seven (7) night cruise to the Caribbean, port charges, and round trip economy airfare for two (2) people, departing from a major Canadian gateway city closest to the selected entrant’s residence. The prize also includes one gift card to be issued from Swimco Aquatic Supplies Inc. (“Swimco”) in the value of $1,000. The gift card will be issued in either a physical or digital form. Approximate retail value includes the vacation components at $3,500 CDN and the shopping component at $1,000 CDN for a total approximate retail value of $4,500 CDN.

Gratuities, transfers, taxes, government fees, fuel supplements, hotel accommodations, optional shore excursions, airport and departure taxes, travel insurance, beverages, applicable fuel supplements, additional meals, items of a personal nature and any other expenses not described above, are the responsibility of the selected entrant and their travelling companion. Selected entrant and companion will also be responsible for obtaining all necessary passports and travel documentation. Purchasing travel insurance is strongly recommended.

The prize is non-transferable and must be accepted as offered, as there will be no substitutions and no cash equivalent, and cannot be used as partial payment toward a different cruise. Travel is subject to space availability at time of booking and some blackout periods apply. All prizes must be accepted by June 30, 2015 and travel must be completed by June 30, 2016. All decisions of the judges with respect to all aspects of the contest are final.

Swimco reserves the right to cancel this contest at any time. Swimco and/or CruiseShipCenters International Inc (“CII”) d.b.a Expedia CruiseShipCenters, reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent value should the prize described herein become unavailable. Swimco reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to: (i) suspend, amend or cancel this contest at any time if a computer virus or other technical, digital or security problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the contest; and (ii) disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or operation of the contest.

By claiming the prize, the selected entrant waives the right to claim any cost of winning the prize including, without limitation, any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem the prize and bears in full any liability which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem the prize. In the event a selected entrant cannot travel on the designated dates, that entrant loses their prize and any rights therein.  No correspondence will be provided to or entered into except with the selected winning entrants. By claiming the prize, you also thereby agree to the Swimco Privacy Policy as well as the potential public usage of your name, picture, image, likeness, voice, quotation or statement from you, and your geographic location, for marketing purposes, without compensation.

For the name of the winner, visit the Swimco website and/or Swimco Facebook page to read the results of the contest. Results will be available 30 days or sooner, after the close of the contest.

2. How To Enter

No purchase necessary.

Enter for a chance to win when you complete the official online entry form located at You must provide all of the required data including but not limited to your first and last name, postal code, and e-mail address. To enter by mail, send a 3 by 5 inch card on which you have hand printed your first and last name, telephone number, postal code, date of birth and e-mail address to the address below. Your entry must arrive by May 30th, 2015 to qualify for entry into the contest.

Win a Cruise Vacation and Swimco shopping spree Contest
Swimco Aquatic Supplies
6403 Burbank Rd SE
Calgary, AB
T2H 2E1

Swimco and/or CII is not responsible for postal system, telephone, network, electronic or computer failures of any kind, or for entries that are incomplete, garbled, delayed by computer transmissions, misdirected, lost, stolen or otherwise illegible. Email entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder,” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access provider, Online service provider, or other organization (i.e.: business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. All entries become the property of Swimco and will not be returned to entrant.

Entry into the contest constitutes your approval and acceptance of Swimco’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions as stated on the Swimco website and here: and

Only one online and one mail entry per person / e-mail address is allowed for the entire promotion.

3. Selection of Winner and Eligibility

A random draw will be held on June 2, 2015 from all eligible entries received and the selected entrant will be notified by Swimco, via the email address provided in the entry, within 72 hours of the draw. The notice of winning will include a time frame during which the winner must claim their prize or forfeit the prize entirely. Winner has the specified number of days to acknowledge that they accept the prize as stated. If after such time, the winner has not acknowledged the prize, the prize is forfeited and declared null and void.

Entry forms must be entered online or received by mail no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 30, 2015 in order to be considered valid entries. The chances of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received.

Proof of identification must be provided upon request.  Before being declared the winner, the selected entrant and travel companion will be required to sign a Release Form, confirming compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize as offered, and Swimco, CII, Expedia, Inc. (“Expedia”) and the participating cruise line, and their respective employees and agents from any responsibility for any injury, accident, loss, damages, misfortune or expense resulting from the use or enjoyment of the prize.

If the selected entrant is unwilling or unable to comply with the contest rules within two weeks of the draw, the selected entrant will be disqualified and another entry will be randomly drawn from the remaining eligible entries received.

Contest is open to all residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec and areas where prohibited by law) who are at least 21 years of age or older before the date of sailing.

Employees and their immediate families of Swimco, CII, and Expedia, their franchisees, affiliates, subsidiaries and sponsors and their respective employees, independent contractors, commissioned employees, are not eligible.

By entering the contest, the entrants agree to give the sponsors, CII and Swimco permission to use their name and/or picture in contest publicity without compensation other than the prize offered.

4. Waiver of Liability:

Winner agrees, except where prohibited, that Swimco and/or CII may use the winner’s names, picture, portrait, likeness, and voice for advertising and promotional purposes without compensation.

By entering, entrant agrees that Swimco and CII, as well as the Swimco’s affiliates, partners, advertising and promotion agencies and suppliers and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents shall have no liability for, and shall be held harmless for and against any damage, loss or injury that may arise in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prize (and any travel related hereto) or participation in this contest. Swimco makes no warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of prize or any travel awarded.

This contest is subject to all Federal and Provincial and local laws and regulations in Canada. Void where prohibited.

5. Acknowledgement

By entering the contest, you are acknowledging that you: irrevocably abide by the rules of the contest; accept that the decisions of the contest organizers are final and binding; agree to and meet the requirements of eligibility; accept that Swimco reserves the right to refuse any entry deemed outside the contest, without reason, as determined by Swimco; accept that the odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received which is a fact that will not be known until the entry deadline;  if you win the contest you must accept the prize as awarded and the prizes are not transferrable or exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash or cash value; agree that Swimco is not liable for any matter, claim, damages or loss related to this contest, howsoever occasioned, including lost or delayed entries.

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