Contest Rules and Regulations

The Contest is sponsored in whole by Imperial Oil Limited (the "Sponsor").

1. Contest Dates

The Contest starts at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (EST) on November 22nd, 2010 and ends at 11:59:59 PM EST on January 30th, 2011 ("Contest Final Closing Date") (the "Contest Period").

2. How to Enter

a. There are two ways to enter: through the purchase option, as set out in clauses 2b and 2c, or through the no purchase option, as set out in clause 2d.

b. To obtain one initial contest entry through the purchase option, you must purchase an Esso gift card and then visit, fill out the required information and select the "Enter Now" button. If the Esso gift card is given by the purchaser to someone else as a gift, this person as the recipient of the Esso gift card may also obtain one initial contest entry (provided the purchaser has not pretended to also be a recipient and taken the recipient's initial entry, thereby disentitling the recipient to any entry) by visiting, filling out the required information and selecting the "Enter Now" button. Only two initial entries are allowed for each Esso gift card purchased.

c. Esso Extra members receive an additional contest entry in addition to the initial entry for each Gift Card they enter as per clause 2b. If you are not currently an Esso Extra member, you will only receive the initial contest entry, however, if you choose to enroll for an Esso Extra membership during the Contest Period, you will receive the additional entry.

d. No purchase is required to enter. In order to enter the Contest without purchasing an Esso gift card, send a mail-in request that complies with the following:

  • i. Write, by hand, on a plain piece of paper: your name, address, age and daytime telephone number
  • ii. Sent the paper in a postage-paid envelope to: "Win $2,500 Esso Gift Cards" Contest Entry, P.O. Box 1580, Station B, Mississauga, ON, L4Y 4G3.
  • iii. Mail in entries cannot be mechanically reproduced. A mail in entry will count as one (1) contest entry.
  • iv. There is a limit of one (1) mail in entry per person.

e. To be eligible, entries must be received no later than the Contest Final Closing Date.

f. To be eligible, you must be a resident of Canada over the age of majority, at the start of the Contest Period. You are not eligible if, during the Contest Period you are (or you live with) an employee, a representative, or an agent of the Sponsor or any of the Sponsor's affiliates.

3. Grand Prize

There is one (1) Grand Prize. Winner can choose either $2,500 in Esso gift cards or 500,000 Esso Extra points. Esso Extra points have no cash value. The Grand Prize must be accepted as awarded and will have no cash surrender value except as per the terms and conditions of the Esso gift card.

4. Grand Prize Draws

a. There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner randomly selected from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The random drawing for the prize will occur after the end of the Contest Period. The random drawing will take place by the Independent Judging Agency located in Mississauga, Ontario on February 9 2011, at approximately 2 pm EST. The prize will be awarded to the 1 person selected whose entry is drawn and who has correctly answered a mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by email or telephone and otherwise complied with the Contest Rules and signed a declaration and release.

b. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of entries received by the Contest Closing Date.

c. The selected entrant will be contacted by telephone or email within 10 days of the draw, and must sign and return (within 14 days of receipt) a declaration and release. If the selected entrant does not correctly answer the skill-testing question, does not comply with the Contest Rules or cannot be contacted via email or telephone within 10 days of the draw, that entrant will be disqualified. In the event that a selected entrant is disqualified from eligibility, does not correctly answer the mathematical skill testing question within the time limit, does not return the release within the required time, or cannot be contacted by the independent judging organization within ten (10) business days of the draw, the independent judging organization shall have the right to re-draw another entrant and the Sponsors shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

d. The Sponsors are not responsible for contacting or forwarding the prize to an entrant who provided incorrect or incomplete information.

e. The $2,500 in Esso gift cards or the 500,000 Esso Extra points will be awarded within 5-7 business days of receipt of the declaration and release of liability.

f. By entering, contestants agree to abide by these Contest Rules and all decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding on all entrants. This Contest is subject to all applicable Federal, Provincial and Municipal Laws.

g. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to hold harmless Imperial Oil, its respective parents, subsidiaries, partners and affiliates, directors, officers, governors and agents, its a dvertising and promotional agencies and the independent judging agency (collectively, the "Released Parties"), against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) with respect to or arising out of: (i) entrant's participation in the Contest, (ii) the receipt or use of the Grand Prize awarded therein, and (iii) the administration of the Contest and the distribution of the Grand Prize awarded therein. Entrants hereby release, waive and discharge any and all claims of damage, loss or causes of action (including negligence) including (but not limited to) death, personal injury or loss or damage to property which the entrant or any of the entrant's representatives, heirs, next of kin or assignees ("Entrants Representatives") may have or which may hereinafter accrue to the Entrant or Entrant's Representatives against the Released Parties or as a result of the entrants participation in the Contest or use of the Grand Prize awarded herein. Before being awarded the Grand Prize, the selected entrant must sign a standard form of Declaration, Release and Waiver form, releasing the Related Parties from any and all liability arising from, among other things: (i) participation in the Contest; (ii) acceptance of the Grand Prize awarded therein, and (iii) the administration of the Contest and the distribution of the Grand Prize awarded therein.

h. The Sponsor shall not bear any liability for: (a) online entries which are lost, incomplete (or otherwise improperly completed), delayed, destroyed, damaged or misdirected as a result of failure of the Website or technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, for any failure of the Website during the Contest Period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, (b) the loss, theft or misuse of the prize, (c) any property damage, personal injury or misfortune in any way attributable to this Contest or the Grand Prize, or (d) the inability of a recipient of an Esso gift card to be able to obtain an entry because the purchaser has pretended to also be a recipient and taken the recipient's initial entry. In the event due to a printing, production or systems error or any other error, more than the advertised Grand Prize is claimed, there will be a random draw conducted amongst all eligible prize claimants after the Contest closes to award the Grand Prize.

i. No correspondence will be entered into except with the selected entrants who qualify to win the Grand Prize. By entering, the winners grant the Sponsor the right to use the winner's name, address, comments and/or likeness, without further compensation, in any advertising or publicity.

j. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the Contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion is a violation of law, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they do not conform to the Contest Rules.

5. Privacy Policy

a. Personal information provided in the on-line contest registration entry form or subsequently is maintained in a separate file for the purposes of Imperial Oil promotions and the marketing of goods and services by Imperial Oil alone or in conjunction with other third parties. The file of an entrant is located at the offices of Imperial Oil's representative currently located in Toronto, Ontario.

b. Only Imperial Oil employees, and its duly authorized representatives, who have a need to access your file in carrying out their responsibilities will have such access.

c. You have a right to access the personal information contained in your file.

d. Your submission of entries into this Contest constitutes consent to our continued maintenance of your file and to the sharing of information in your file with the Sponsors and other third parties for purposes set out above. If you wish to access, request a correction or have us discontinue maintenance of your file, or to withdraw your consent to the use or disclosure of information in your file, or to make a complaint or inquiry, you should write to Imperial Oil, 165 University Avenue, Suite A-450, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 3B8 or call 1-800-567-3776.

e. For more information about the Sponsor's commitment to your privacy, please see the Sponsor's privacy policy online at or contact the Sponsor directly by phone at 1-800-567-3776.

6. Other Conditions

a. This Contest is void where prohibited by law.

b. 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 a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.