Home for the Holidays 2022 Contest Rules

Home for the Holidays is a social media contest that encourages residents living in the Columbia Basin to buy, stay, and play local. For 14 days, Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust) will be giving various prizes that help support and celebrate Basin businesses. The contest aims to be entertaining and fun, and celebrate the #columbiabasin and #basinlife.

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  1. The daily contest is open to people who’s primary residence is in the Columbia Basin region. Proof of address may be required.
  2. The daily contest is open only to people 18 years or older at the time of entry.
  3. The daily contest prize will be mailed out to the daily contest winner(s) within 30 days after the winner(s) has provided a valid mailing address, email address and phone number or be ready for pick up at the winner’s business of their choice.
  4. Winners have up till December 28th, 2022 to claim their prize. If the prize is not claimed by this date the prize will be revoked.
  5. The daily contests range in value from $20 to $250. These prizes are awarded in the form in gift cards to Basin-business business and/or prizes that the Trust has already purchased and will mail to the daily contest winner(s).
  6. The daily contest post will indicate the number of prizes available for each day, the winners will be divided equally between both platforms for each day.
  7. Winners will be picked using an online comment picker application. 
  8. Instructions to enter the contest will be posted to Instagram and Facebook daily at 9 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. MT. Entries for daily contests will be accepted for 28 hours following the contest post, till 1 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. MT. Winners will be announced no later than 5 p.m PT / 6 p.m. MT the following day. 
  9. Instagram winners will be announced through the Trust’s Instagram story, and will be contacted via direct message on the account they used to enter the contest.
  10. Facebook winners will receive a response to their comments announcing they have won and will be asked to contact us via direct message on the account they used to enter the contest.
  11. In cases where a person wins a prize of a gift card or certificate to a business of their choice, and that business does not offer gift cards or certificates, the winner will need to choose an alternate business. 
  12. The Prize is neither transferrable nor exchangeable and cannot be exchanged for money or money’s worth.
  13. The Trust is responsible for shipping costs for all prizes. The Trust is not responsible for lost or stolen packages or for instances where gift cards or certificates are no longer accepted by the issuer.
  14. This Home for the Holiday contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
  15. Gift cards or certificates purchased by the Trust may not be used for purchase of alcohol or cannabis.
  16. All entries and any copyright subsisting in the entries become and remain the property of the promoter who may publish or cause to be published any of the entries received.
  17. By entering the contest you are indicating you have read the Trust’s Privacy Policy and are accepting the practices described in the privacy policy.
  18. The personal information submitted by contest winners and subsequent submissions is collected under the authority of section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA), and will be used by Columbia Basin Trust for administrative and evaluative purposes relating to this contest. The collection, use and disclosure of personal information is subject to the provisions of the FOIPPA. Any questions regarding such may be directed to: FOIPPA Inquiries, Senior Manager, Information Services, Columbia Basin Trust, Suite 300, 445–13 Ave., Castlegar, BC, V1N 1G1, 1.800.505.8998
  19. If you have any questions or concerns about these contest rules, contact us at communications@ourtrust.org.