CONTEST “Stokes – Sign up to our newsletter for a chance to win a 7 night Caribbean cruise for 2



1. The “Stokes – Sign up to our newsletter for a chance to win a 7-night Caribbean cruise for 2” contest (hereinafter “Contest”) is organized by Stokes Inc. starts September 30th 2019 and closes on October 30th 2019 at “11:59PM” (EDT). Any reference to time in this document indicates Eastern Daylight saving Time (EDT).


 2. The Contest is open to all residents of Canada, who have reached the age of majority in the province or territory in which they reside, and is governed by Canadian law, by the start date of this contest as identified above, with the exception of the employees, agents and/or representatives of Stokes Inc., its distributors or affiliated companies, advertising agencies or any contributor to the Contest, as well as anyone with whom an employee, agent and/or representative is domiciled or any member of his or her immediate family. For these official rules, “immediate family” refers to the father, mother, brothers, sisters, children, husband, wife or partner of such an employee, agent and/or representative.

 3. The contest is not open to employees of CruiseShipCenters International Inc., Expedia, Inc. and their respective partners and affiliates and their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization, and all persons with whom they are domiciled. Stokes Inc., CruiseShipCenters International Inc. and Expedia, Inc. are hereinafter referred to as “Sponsors”.


 4. Registration


4.1           Log on to and go to the Contest page. Complete the electronic entry form (hereinafter the “Electronic Entry”) by filling all required fields. Click on “Submit”. You will then be signed up to the Stokes newsletter and entered in the Contest. You can also enter the contest in any Stokes store, Fenton Gourmet store and Think Kitchen store across Canada by filling out the contest entry form. You can enter the Contest until “October 30, 2019 11:59PM” (EDT).


4.2                The entry forms described in paragraph 4.1 are hereinafter collectively called the “Entry Form”.


Each entrant whose Entry Form will have been randomly selected will be contacted by Stokes Inc.; before the obtainment of the Prize and as essential condition to its obtainment, such entrant will have to answer correctly a Mathematical question. Following a correct answer to the Mathematical question will be declared a winner (each such winner shall be hereinafter collectively or individually referred to as “Winner” subject to every other condition stipulated in the present rules and regulations).


4.3                Each entrant can only use one e-mail address (which must be valid) to enter via the Electronic Entry form or via the Entry form at any of the Stokes stores. One (1) entrant per Entry form for the duration of the contest.


4.4                Chances of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries received by the Contest Closing Date.

4.5                No purchase necessary. 


 5. There is one prize available to be won consisting of a 7-night Caribbeancruise for two (2) people travelling between January 1st, 2020 and August 30th, 2020. Some restrictions and travel blackout periods may apply. The cruise includes one (1) standard inside cabin accommodations, port charges and round trip economy airfare for two (2) people, departing from the major Canadian gateway city closest to the selected entrant's residence. Gratuities, all transportation to and from the selected entrant's and travelling companion's home and the airport, any additional hotel accommodations, optional shore excursions, airport and departure taxes, holiday insurance, beverages, additional meals while not onboard the ship and items of a personal nature 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


 6. The prize is non-transferable and must be accepted as offered, as there will be no substitutions and no cash equivalent. Travel is subject to space availability at time of booking and some blackout periods apply.

 7. All decisions of the judges with respect to all aspects of the contest are final.

8. Winner and travelling companion must be able to travel together on the same itinerary or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Approximate retail value prize package: $3,500 Canadian (based on a Toronto departure). Actual value of prize package depends on point of departure and airfare fluctuations. No change in travel arrangements may be made by the winner once the booking has been confirmed. Any taxes on the prize are the responsibility of the winner. By accepting prize, winner agrees to release Sponsors, their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents, from any and all liability, loss or damage of any kind incurred with respect to participation in this promotion, the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities, including but not limited to travel related thereto. The prize is not transferable or convertible to cash and must be accepted as awarded. Contest Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equivalent or greater value at any time during the promotion.

 9. Selection Process: On October 31st, 2019, one (1) Winner will be selected by random draw from among all online and in-store eligible entries received by the contest closing date. In order to win, the selected entrant must first correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question and winner will be required to sign a standard declaration of compliance and publicity/liability release confirming compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize as awarded, consenting to the use of their name and photo in any contest-related publicity, and releasing the Contest Sponsors from liability. Winner’s travel companion will also be required to execute and return a publicity/liability release prior to travel. If a selected entrant cannot be contacted, or the required declarations and releases are not received within the prescribed period, or if a potential winner does not comply with these Contest Rules or is deemed ineligible for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. The decisions of the Sponsors shall  be final in all matters relating to this contest.


 10. Among all the Entry Forms received by the server hosting the website and all Entry Forms received in all Stokes stores, one (1) random draw will be conducted on “October 31st” at “3:00pm” at the offices of Stokes located at 5660 Ferrier Street, Montreal, Quebec H4P 1M7 for the Prize.


 11. To be declared a winner, the entrant whose Entry Form is randomly chosen for the Prize must respect the entry and eligibility conditions stipulated in this document. Failure to respect one or several of these conditions means the winner will be disqualified and another random draw will be conducted to choose another winner.

 12. Limit of one (1) prize to be won.

 13. Stokes Inc. will contact the Winners by telephone and/or e-mail. In the event that Stokes Inc. cannot contact the selected entrant of one or several of the draws for whatever reason within forty- eight (48) hours following the draw, Stokes Inc. will conduct as many draws as necessary from the Entry Forms to find a Prize winner.

 14. To claim a prize, the Winner must fill in and sign a Declaration of Compliance and a full Liability Release (hereinafter “Form”) that will be sent to his/her by mail and/or courier and/or fax and/or e- mail by Stokes Inc. and return it filled in and signed within fifteen (15) days of receiving it. In the event that the Form is not signed and returned within the time limit, Stokes Inc. reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to conduct or not as many draws as necessary to award the Prize. If Stokes Inc. decides not to conduct a new draw, the Prize will simply not be awarded.

 15. Upon receipt of the Form, Stokes Inc. will inform the Winner by e-mail and/or by mail and/or by phone and/or by courier of all the details related to how the Winner will receive the Prize.

 16. In the event that it is not possible to deliver the Prize to the Winner, for whatever reason, the Prize must be claimed at Stokes Inc. office by “November 29, 2019” at the latest; otherwise it shall become null and void. In such case, the Prize will not be redrawn and will simply not be  awarded.

 17. Stokes Inc., its respective companies and divisions and any other moral person of its corporate group, its affiliated broadcast distributors, advertising and promotional agencies and their respective shareholders, administrators, executives, employees and agents, as well as any contributor to the Contest, including CruiseShipCenters International Inc. and Expedia, Inc. and their respective shareholders, administrators, executives, employees and agents (hereinafter called “Release recipients”) are not responsible for matters regarding the Prize or the Contest and provide no guarantee for either.

 18. The Prize must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred without the prior written agreement of Stokes Inc., substituted with another prize or exchanged in whole or in part for money. Should Stokes Inc. for reasons out of its control and not related to the Winner, not be able to award the prize as described in the present document, Stokes Inc. reserves the right to award a similar prize (or a portion of the prize) of equal value or, at its sole discretion, the value of the prize indicated in this present document (or a portion of the prize) in money.

 19. Stokes Inc., CruiseShipCenters International Inc. and Expedia, Inc. shall not be held liable in any case where its inability to act results from a fact or situation beyond its control or from a strike, lock- out or any other labour dispute in its facilities or in the facilities of the organizations or companies whose services are used in the course of holding this Contest.

 20. By entering this Contest, the Winner authorizes Stokes Inc., if required, to use his/her name, photograph, place of residence, voice, image and (or) declaration regarding the prize for advertising purposes without any form of remuneration. Moreover, the Winner agrees to permit his/her name and town of residence to be on the Contest Internet page without any form of remuneration.

By entering this contest, you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from Stokes Inc. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

21. The Release recipients shall not incur any responsibility for incomplete or incomprehensible name and addresses from Contest entrants. Stokes Inc. reserves the right to reject any Entry Form that is incomplete, illegible or mutilated or that contains a human or mechanical error and to proceed with the selection of another Entry Form.

 22. Any Entry Form and any attempt at entering using electronic, computer or other means which are contrary to the spirit of the Contest or to the Contest rules (e.g., computer pirating, mass e-mailing, etc.) will be automatically rejected and may be referred over to the appropriate judicial authorities. Any automated entries will be noticed and rejected.

 23. The Release recipients are not in any way responsible for any problems including, but without being limited to, the technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, any other problem resulting directly or indirectly in a virus, bug or technical failure following the sending of e-mails to Stokes Inc. for any reason including, but without being limited to, traffic congestion on the Internet network or on the website or a combination of both. Stokes Inc. and Release recipients are not responsible for any damage done to computer equipment following entering the Contest. Stokes Inc. and other Release recipients are not responsible for any problems that could prevent the proper conduct of the Contest in accordance with the rules established hereinafter including, but without restricting the generality of the above, or the postponement of the Contest promotion or of the Contest.

 24. Stokes Inc. reserves the right to modify or cancel the Contest without advance notice, subject to having obtained any required approval from Quebec’s Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux.

 25. The decisions made by Stokes Inc. are final and without appeal.

 26. For Quebec residents, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a  promotional contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie des alcohols, des courses et des jeux only for the purposes of helping the parties reach a settlement.

 27. The Contest rules are available online at

 28. In case of incompatibility between the English and the French version of the present Rules, the French version shall prevail.


28.1        This contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.


28.2        Any and all taxes assessed as a result of receiving a prize will be the responsibility of the respective winner(s). Any other costs are the responsibility of the winner(s).


28.3        Entrants agree that the personal information collected for purposes of this contest can be collected, used and disclosed by Stokes Inc. in accordance with its privacy policy which is available on its website.