Mark’s Instagram Converse Contest

Rules and Regulations


The Contest is sponsored by Mark’s Work Wearhouse Ltd. ("Contest Sponsor").

CONTEST PERIOD: Contest opens on June 19, 2018 at 10:00:00 AM MST and closes on Friday June 29, 2018 at 2:00:00 PM MST (the “Contest Period”).

Who Can Enter

1.       The Contest is open to all legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and have a registered and public Instagram profile at the time of entry. You are not eligible to enter if you are (or you live with) an employee, officer, director, representative, agent, consultant or supplier of (i) the Contest Sponsor, or (ii) any of its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, franchisees or licensees.  The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and is void where prohibited by law.

How to Enter

2.       During the Contest Period, to receive one (1) entry into the Contest: (i) follow the Mark’s (@markscanada) Instagram account; (ii) “Like” the @markscanada Instagram post that describes the Converse Contest (“Contest Post”); and (iii) tag at least one friend in the comments section of the Contest Post.  All steps must be completed to constitute a valid entry.

3.       Limit of one (1) entry per person during the Contest Period.

4.       For greater certainty and the avoidance of any doubt, you can only use one (1) Instagram account to enter the Contest.  If it is discovered by the Contest Sponsor (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Contest Sponsor) that any person has attempted to: (i) obtain more than one (1) entry per person during the Contest Period; and/or (ii) use  multiple names, identities, Instagram accounts, 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 Contest Sponsor. 

5.       To participate in the Contest, you must have an Instagram account and your account must be set to "public". If you do not have an account, visit and create an account in accordance with the instructions. There are no fees associated with the creation of an Instagram account.

6.       Entries that do not contain a valid email address will be void. Entries that contain false, misleading or inappropriate information may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor.  Entries must be received within the Contest Period.  Entries received after the Contest Period closes will not be accepted.

7.       By entering the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Regulations and all decisions of the Contest Sponsor, which are final and binding, without right of appeal.

8.       All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.

9.       The Contest Sponsor will not be responsible for an entrant’s inability to submit a Contest entry due to any hardware or software malfunction, internet service delay or interruption, inability to access the Contest URL, or any combination thereof. Further, the Contest Sponsor shall not be responsible for Contest entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, lost, misdirected or delayed.


10.    There is one (1) Prize available to be won.

11.    One (1) winner will be chosen and awarded one (1) Prize. The Prize is comprised of (1) pair of Converse shoes. Selection and style availability may vary. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Secondary Prize: $59.99 - $69.99 CAD (ARV depends on style of Converse shoes selected by the winner).

12.    Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following general conditions apply to the Prize: (i) the Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable and/or or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Contest Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); (ii) no substitutions are permitted, except at Contest Sponsor’s option; (iii) Contest Sponsor reserves the right at any time to: (a) place reasonable restrictions on the availability or use of the Prize or any component thereof; and (b) substitute the Prize or a component thereof for any reason with a prize or prize component(s) of equal or greater retail value, including, without limitation, but solely at the Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion, a cash award; (iv) winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with Prize receipt and/or use; and (v) all Prize details are at Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion.

How to Win

13.    Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. Limit: One (1) Prize per person.

14.    On or about Tuesday, July 3 at 3:00 PM MST, at the conclusion of the Contest Period, one (1) entry will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period (“Selected Entrant”). The Selected Entrant will be eligible to win the Prize.

15.    The Contest Sponsor will verify the Prize Selected Entrant’s eligibility and the Selected Entrant will be notified in accordance with paragraph 16.  If the Selected Entrant does not meet all eligibility requirements for the Contest, the entry is void or becomes disqualified, and the process in paragraph 14 is repeated.

16.    The Selected Entrant will be contacted by the Contest Sponsor on Instagram via private message and notified that they are a Selected Entrant to win a Prize. The Selected Entrant will be asked to provide the Contest Sponsor their email address to continue communications (the “Notification”).

17.    If the Selected Entrant does not respond to the Notification within six (6) hours thereof, that Selected Entrant will be automatically disqualified and an alternate Selected Entrant will be selected and contacted in accordance with paragraph 14 to 17, as applicable.

18.    Any Notification made by email that is returned as undeliverable may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor.

19.    To be declared a Prize winner (“Prize Winner”) and recipient of a Prize (as defined below) the Selected Entrant must:

(i)       sign a declaration confirming compliance with these Official Rules and Regulations and acceptance of the Prize as awarded;

(ii)     sign and return, within the time stipulated, a waiver and release of the Contest Sponsor and its officers, directors, shareholders, volunteers, governors, employees, agents, representatives, parents, successors, affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, related entities, partners, partnerships, suppliers of prizes, licensees, and licensors (“Released Parties”) from any liability in connection with this Contest; and

(iii)    correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited skill testing mathematical question to be administered by Contest Sponsor.

20.    The Selected Entrant may also be required to submit valid government-issued proof of identity.

21.    By accepting a Prize, the Prize Winner authorizes the Contest Sponsor to broadcast, publish and disseminate his/her name, City of residence, photograph, likeness, sobriquet and voice, in connection with any further publicity carried out in connection with this Contest, with no additional compensation to the Prize Winner beyond the awarding of the Prize.

Disclaimer and Liability Exclusion

22.    Contest Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible or misdirected entries or for any failure of any web site during the Contest; for any technical malfunction or other problems relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software, failed network connections, failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, online failures or communication failures other circumstances affecting, disrupting or corrupting the Contest in any manner, including without limitation, receipt of entries, entrants’ ability to participate in the Contest, prize notification or entrant response to the notification, for any reason including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination of the foregoing.  Further, the Contest Sponsor is not responsible for any damage to entrants’ or third parties’ computer occasioned by participation in the Contest or by downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest.

23.    By entering the Contest, entrants agree that the Released Parties shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the Contest or acceptance, possession or use of any Prize awarded and entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Parties from all claims or damages arising out of the entrant’s participation in the Contest or the acceptance or use of a Prize awarded therein.

24.    The Contest Sponsor makes no warranty, guarantee or representation of any kind concerning the Prizes and disclaims any implied warranties.

25.    The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify, amend or extend this Contest or modify the Official Rules and Regulations at any time without notice and shall have no liability to anyone, including entrants, for the cancellation or termination of the Contest.

26.    This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to the Contest Sponsor and the third parties it has engaged to assist it in administering the Contest and not to Instagram. The information you provide will only be used in accordance with the Contest Sponsor’s privacy policy. The owners and operators of Instagram are completely released from all liability by each entrant in this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Contest Sponsor and not Instagram.


27.    The personal information provided by entrants to enter the Contest will be (a) collected by or on behalf of the Contest Sponsor, (b) used only to administer the Contest, contact the Selected Entrant, verify eligibility of the Selected Entrants, and for no other reason, and (c) accessible only to those employees of the Contest Sponsor or a third party retained by the Contest Sponsor directly involved in the Contest and will not be disclosed or sold to any other third parties.

28.    By entering this Contest, each entrant consents to the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information for the purposes and in the manner described herein.

29.    For more information about the Contest Sponsor’s commitment to your privacy please review the privacy policies online at Mark's - Privacy Policy.

General Conditions

30.    All decisions of the Contest Sponsor are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal.

31.    The name of the Prize Winner will be available and may be obtained by e-mail sent to within 120 days after the close of the Contest Period.

32.    This Contest is subject to all applicable laws and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta and the laws of Canada applicable therein.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with the terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.  In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these English Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to, the French version of these Official Rules and/or any instructions or interpretations of these Official Rules given by any representative of the Contest Sponsor, the terms and conditions of these English Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.

33.    As a condition of participating in the Contest, except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that any dispute or cause of action arising out of or connected with the Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action proceeding, and exclusively before a court located in the province of Alberta and that the court shall apply the laws of the province of Alberta doctrines of conflict of law and that you agree to be subject to personal jurisdiction in the province of Alberta.  Further, each entrant agrees to waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including legal costs or attorneys’ fees, other than the entrant’s out-of-pocket expenses associated with entering the Contest.

34.    In the event of a dispute, online 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.  If the identity of an online entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder associated with the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. An entrant may be required to provide the Contest Sponsor with proof that she or he is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.

CAUTION:  Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsor reserve the right to seek damages or other remedies from any such person(s) responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law.