NHL Playoff Bracket Contest - Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: Jun 29 2022 13:45 EDT

 

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING

Eligibility: OfficePools “NHL Playoff Bracket Contest” (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of Canada, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, except that you must be nineteen (19) years of age or older if you live in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, PEI, Saskatchewan or Yukon; and legal residents of the United States (excluding all U.S. territories, including but not limited to Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older. Sponsor (as defined below), its subsidiaries and affiliates,  and any other companies or agencies associated with this Contest are collectively referred to herein as the “Contest Entities”. Employees of the Contest Entities and their immediate family members (defined as parents, parents-in-law, children, siblings, and spouse (including common law), regardless of where they reside) are not eligible to enter the Contest or win Contest prizes. Any other persons with whom such employees are domiciled are also not eligible to enter the Contest or win Contest prizes. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 

Tournament: As used herein, “Tournament” means the playoff season of the National Hockey League for their respective 2021/22 season, starting May 2, 2022, until the Stanley Cup is awarded on or before June 30, 2022. Each round of the NHL Playoffs is a (Best of Seven).

Sponsor: The Contest is sponsored by Officepools.com Services Ltd., 88 E Pender St Unit 500, Vancouver, BC V6A 3X3 (“Sponsor”). 

Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to abide by the terms and conditions thereof as established by the Sponsor. The sponsor reserves the right to qualify all submissions and to reject any submissions that do not meet the requirements for participation as established by the Sponsor.

Entry Period: The Contest will accept Picks beginning April 22, 2022, at 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time up to May 2, 2022, at 7:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (the “Entry Period”). Picks received before or after the Entry Period are void. OfficePools computer server, on which the Contest is hosted, is the official time-keeping device for the Contest. 

How To Enter: To enter this Contest, you will need an authenticated OfficePools account (an “Account”). If you don’t already have an account, simply visit OfficePools at https://www.officepools.com/accounts/signup/. Creating an account is free. By submitting your information, you agree to the Sponsor’s Web Site Use Agreement (https://www.officepools.com/site/terms). If you do not agree to the Web Site Use Agreement, you cannot create an Account or participate in this Contest. After signing up for an Account, you must authenticate your account by clicking on the link in the verification email that will be sent to the email address you provided.

Once you are logged into your account, click on the link to the Contest on the OfficePools.com homepage. To complete your entry, (A) make fifteen (15) selections (by picking one (1) winner for each series, each playoff series in the Western and Eastern Conferences, in the Tournament) and (B) predict one (1) winner of the Stanley Cup from the 2 teams that have qualified for the final Championship. All selections must be submitted during the Entry Period. Due to the Autosave feature, picks will be deemed submitted when you make your selections within the Contest interface. You may update and change your Picks before the end of the Entry Period. The date and time of your last update and submission shall be deemed to be your submission date and time. Picks will be deemed complete if your final submission during the Entry Period consists of a selection for each of the fourteen (14) playoff series in the Tournament and the one (1) Stanley Cup Champion (“Complete Picks”). Failure to submit Complete Picks makes you ineligible to win any prizes. Limit one (1) set of Picks per person. Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be disqualified from participating in the Contest or winning Contest prizes.

In the event of a dispute over the ownership of an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the person in whose name the email account was opened.

Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the owner of an entry shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest.

Normal internet access and device usage charges imposed by your online service provider may apply. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for the computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for damaged, lost, late, illegible or misdirected entries; technical, hardware, software, electronic or telephone failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; fraudulent, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions whether caused by Sponsor, the users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest; or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions or downloading, that may limit, delay or prevent an entrant’s ability to participate in the Contest. Sponsor is not liable for any loss, injury or damage caused, whether directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from downloading data or otherwise participating in this Contest.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel this Contest for any reason, including if viruses, bugs or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, unauthorized human intervention, malfunction, computer problems, phone line or network hardware or software malfunction, which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt, compromise or materially affect the administration, fairness, security or proper play of the Contest or proper submission of Picks.

Scoring: Contestants’ primary objective is to earn points for correctly predicting the outcome of as many matchups within the 15  including the Stanley Cup Championship. Each correct prediction that the contestant makes is worth a number of points and will contribute to their Overall Point total.  Here is how the point system works:

  • NHL Playoffs First Round - 1 Point
  • NHL Playoffs 2nd Round - 3 Points
  • NHL Playoffs Semi-Finals - 5 Points
  • Stanley Cup Winner - 10 Points

Tie-Breaker A tiebreaker question of “how many goals in total will be scored in the final series (Stanley Cup finals)” of this Tournament, has been inserted into the game and will be used as a manual tiebreaker between tied contestants. The participant who correctly predicts the total amount of goals scored or is the closest will be deemed the winner of the tiebreaker. Under-estimation has priority over over-estimation only when the predicted total scores are equally apart from the result. Contestants must have answered the in-game tiebreaker question in order for their entry to be included in any tiebreaking scenario. In the event that a second tiebreaker is needed, all contestants eligible will have one entry entered into a draw, and the tie will be broken by drawing one eligible name for the awarding of the Overall Points Prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall). The draw will take place at GSL headquarters, in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Selection of the Perfect Bracket Winner: At the conclusion of the Tournament, each contestant’s bracket predictions will be calculated. The contestant(s) with a perfect score/bracket, will be awarded one (1) grand prize consisting of CDN $ 10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Canadian Dollars) in cash (“Grand Prize”). The Grand Prize will be awarded only in the event that a “Perfect Bracket” is received (as defined in the next paragraph).

In these Official Terms, a “Perfect Bracket” shall mean a Bracket that correctly predicts the winning team of every single seven-game series in the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (Tournament), which is fifteen (15) matchups in total. If two or more eligible Entrants submit a Perfect Bracket, then the Grand Prize will be divided evenly among the valid winning Entrants, at our sole and absolute discretion. If no eligible Entrant submits a Perfect Bracket, then the Grand Prize will not be awarded and will remain the property of the Sponsor.

The Perfect Bracket Winner will be notified via email on or about five (5) business days after the end of the Tournament. If the Perfect Bracket Prize Winner does not acknowledge acceptance of his or her prize within ten (10) business days after being notified that he or she is the Perfect Bracket Prize Winner, the prize may be forfeited.

Regardless of residency, Sponsor may require the Perfect Bracket Prize Winner to provide a copy of valid government-issued photo identification as evidence of age and identity and to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release, wherever lawful, as a precondition to award of the prize. If the Prize Winner fails to provide such identification and sign and return the requested documents to Sponsor in the time indicated by Sponsor, that Prize Winner may be disqualified. The prize shall be delivered to the Prize Winner at the mailing address provided by the Prize Winner.

All winners must answer the following skill-testing question (2 × 4) + (10 × 3) =

Selection of the Overall Points Prize Winners: At the conclusion of the Tournament, each contestant’s bracket predictions will be calculated. The contestant(s) with the most total Overall Points (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will be eligible for the Overall Points Prizes. In the event of a tie, a tiebreaker question of “how many goals in total will be scored in the final series (Stanley Cup finals)” of this Tournament, has been inserted into the game and will be used as a manual tiebreaker between tied contestants. The participant who correctly predicts the total amount of goals scored or is the closest without going over will be deemed the winner of the tiebreaker. Contestants must have answered the in-game tiebreaker question in order for their entry to be included in any tiebreaking scenario. In the event that a second tiebreaker is needed, all contestants eligible will have one entry entered into a draw, and the tie will be broken by drawing one eligible name for the awarding of the Overall Points Prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall). 

Requirements and Notification of Overall  Points Prize Winners: The Overall Points Prize Winners will be notified via email on or about five (5) business days after the end of the Tournament. If the Overall Points Prize Winners does not acknowledge acceptance of his or her prize within ten (10) business days after being notified that he or she is the Overall Points Prize Winner, the prize may be forfeited and a re-draw will occur for the remaining eligible Overall Points Prize entries. In the event that there are no other Overall Points Prize Winners, the Sponsor reserves the right to not award the Overall Points Prize.

Regardless of residency,  Sponsor may require the Prize Winners to provide a copy of valid government-issued photo identification as evidence of age and identity and to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release, wherever lawful, as a precondition to award of the prize. If the Prize Winner fails to provide such identification and sign and return the requested documents to Sponsor in the time indicated by Sponsor, that Prize Winner may be disqualified, and the prize will thereafter be awarded to one of the other Prize Winners from the remaining valid entries using the procedure specified above. The prize shall be delivered to the Prize Winner at the mailing address provided by the Prize Winner.

All winners must answer the following skill-testing question (2 × 4) + (10 × 3) =

The Overall Points Prize: The Overall Points Prize is a Connor McDavid Signed Edmonton Oilers Jersey worth $2000 CDN in value). If there is more than one eligible winner(s) of the Overall Points Prize, the prize will be awarded to one winner determined by the in-game tiebreaker of “how many total goals will be scored” in the Stanley Cup Finals. The winner of the tiebreaker will be the contestant who correctly predicts the total amount of goals scored or is the closest to the true total amount of goals scored without going over. If winners are still tied, a drawing of one entry from among all eligible entries will be drawn at GSL headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. For clarity, no more than one Overall Points Prize package will be awarded by the Sponsor for this contest. 

Second and Third Place Overall Points Prize: OfficePools will also be awarding prizes to second and third place, overall point leaders. If there is more than one eligible winner(s) of the Overall second and third points prize, the prize will be awarded to one winner determined by the in-game tiebreaker of “how many total goals will be scored” in the Stanley Cup Finals. The winner of the tiebreaker will be the contestant who correctly predicts the total amount of goals scored or is the closest to the true total amount of goals scored without going over. If winners are still tied,  a drawing of one entry from among all eligible entries will be drawn at GSL headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. For clarity, no more than one Overall Points Prize package will be awarded by the Sponsor for this contest. For clarity, no more than one second and third prize package will be awarded by the Sponsor for this contest. 

  • 2nd Place Prize: Nathan MacKinnon Colorado Avalanche Signed Rookie Reebok Jersey ($580 value)
  • 3rd Place Prize: Men's Adidas Black - Authentic Toronto Maple Leafs x Drew House Alternate Blank Jersey ($200 value)

Privacy: By submitting an entry, participants acknowledge and agree that any personal information that they provided will be maintained in accordance with OfficePools.com Services Ltd’s “Website Use Agreement”, which can be viewed here: https://www.officepools.com/site/terms. By participating in the Contest, you: (i) grant to the Sponsor the right to use your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, user name, Private Team name, and gameplay information (including but not limited to Picks, scores, and standings) (“Personal Information”) for the purpose of administering the Contest, including but not limited to contacting and announcing the winners; (ii) grant to the Sponsor the right to use your Personal Information for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Contest, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, without further compensation unless prohibited by law; and (iii) acknowledge that the Sponsor may disclose your Personal Information to third-party agents and service providers of the Sponsor in connection with any of the activities listed in (i) and (ii) above. The sponsor will use the entrant’s Personal Information only for identified purposes and protect the entrant’s Personal Information in a manner that is consistent with the Website Use Agreement.

RELEASE: ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST. ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE CONTEST ENTITIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST AND ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION AND USE OF ANY PRIZE. SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY TYPOGRAPHICAL OR OTHER ERROR IN THE PRINTING OF THE OFFER OR ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONTEST OR IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PRIZE. NO ENTRIES WILL BE RETURNED. ALL ENTRIES BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE SPONSOR.

DISPUTES EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT:

TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTEST, OR ANY PRIZES AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORTING TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, EXCEPT THAT YOU MAY ASSERT CLAIMS IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT IF YOUR CLAIMS QUALIFY;

  1. ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS CONTEST, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS' FEES; AND
  2. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED.

JURISDICTION: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION, AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANT AND SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWs OF THE PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, PROVIDED THAT NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN THE CASE OF CANADIAN RESIDENTS, APPLICABLE LAWS IN CANADA MAY REQUIRE THAT THE LAWS OF THE CANADIAN JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU RESIDE APPLY INSTEAD, IN WHICH CASE THE LAWS OF THAT JURISDICTION WILL APPLY.

 

Contest Results and Official Rules: To obtain the identity of the prize winners and/or a copy of these Official Contest Rules, send an email to help@officepools.com -or- send a self-addressed stamped envelope to OfficePools.com Services Ltd., #2088 - 1177 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, V6E 2K3.