Canadian Contest Laws
The Skill-Testing Question
The Criminal Code prohibits schemes for disposing of property by “any mode of chance”. Use of a skill-testing question converts a game of pure chance into a game of mixed chance and skill. An example of a skill-testing question is: 24 + 6 x 5 – 4 = 50.
At WinJunkie, all contest winners will be required to answer a skill-testing question prior to claiming their winning voucher.
No Purchase Necessary
The Criminal Code makes it an offense to dispose of any goods, wares or merchandise by any game of chance or any game of mixed chance and skill in which the contestant or competitor pays money or other valuable consideration.
At WinJunkie, simply click “Enter to Win” on the vendor contest home page to enter free of charge.
Adequate and Fair Disclosure
Adequate and fair disclosure is required when hosting contests in Canada. At WinJunkie, we undertake to provide you with a full set of official contest rules including the following types of disclosure for all contests:
- Who is eligible to enter each contest;
- The dates and times during which the contest will be open for entries;
- Whether WinJunkie members will be permitted to gain more than one entry into the contest;
- The maximum number of entrants for each contest;
- The number of winning vouchers to be won in each contest and their approximate retail value;
- The expiration date of all winning vouchers;
- The odds of winning each contest;
- Any fact within the knowledge of WinJunkie or the contest vendor that materially affects the chances of winning each contest;
- How winners are to be selected, contacted and awarded the winning vouchers;
- Whether you won or lost the contest following its conclusion (with the winning voucher emailed to the winner within 24 hours of the contests conclusion);
- The store/restaurant locations to which the prizes to be won in each contest can be redeemed; and
- A list of all winners (by user name) for the completed contest.