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  1. #1
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    NVIDIA 12 Days of Gear Up Giving / FB

    The NVIDIA 12 Days of Gear Up Giving Facebook Promotion

    What: With the holiday season fast approaching, we wanted to Gear Up our fans that have helped grow our Facebook community by more than 400% this year. So, we’re excited to announce the “12 Days of Gear Up Giving” sweepstakes, where GeForce fans can win daily prizes including GeForce GTX GPUs and 3D Vision 2 kits.

    How it works:
    The Gear Up prize for each day is determined by Fan Tiers. As new Fan Tiers are unlocked, the prize for that day will update to reflect the new tier that the community unlocked. The more fans we get, the better the prizing gets. Total prize giveaway is $5,000.
    Tier 1 (2000 fan increase): Choice of 3DV 2 Kit or GTX 550 Ti
    Tier 2 (3000 fan increase): GTX 560
    Tier 3 (4000 fan increase): GTX 560 SLI
    Tier 4 (4500 fan increase): 3DV 2 Monitor & Glasses
    Tier 5 (5500 fan increase): GTX 580 SLI + x79 motherboard

    To boost your chances of winning, invite your friends to become GeForce fans. We will reward you for every friend that you refer by giving you an extra entry into the sweepstakes. One lucky fan will be selected to win daily.

    Where: On the NVIDIA GeForce Facebook page. Just look for the “12 Days of Gear Up Giving” tab on the left navigation bar.

    When: Sweepstakes starts December 12th, 2011 and runs for 12 days, concluding on December 23rd, 2011.

    Who: OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO AND ITS OTHER TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS), CANADA (EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC), THE UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY, NORWAY, AUSTRALIA AND BRAZIL. All entries, whether online or by mail, must be received no later than between 9:00 AM on December 12, 2011, Pacific Standard Time and 5:00 PM on December 23, 2011, Pacific Standard Time.

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    Re: NVIDIA 12 Days of Gear Up Giving / FB

    yay
    EXCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
    here is why
    Have you ever wondered why the rules for so many contests exclude residents of Quebec from eligibility? Franchisors who are considering operating contests would be well-advised to research the applicable laws of each province where they want to run the promotion, but may wish to pay special attention to Quebec.

    The decision to open contests to residents of that province will rest largely on whether a franchisor wants to deal with its regulator, the Regie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, which governs all contests “launched to the public.” Unless the total prize value is less than $2,000, you are required to register your contest with the Regie.

    Further, the province’s Lotteries Act allows the Regie to require you to post security for contests open to Quebec residents where you do not have a place of business in Quebec, the value of any single prize exceeds $5,000 or the total prize value exceeds $20,000.

    This provides security for the prizes until they have been awarded or until the Regie has been notified there are no winners in Quebec. Also, the rules and any advertising relating to the contest must be filed at least 10 days before the start of the contest, and should be filed in French unless the contest will be carried only in English media.

    Franchisors should also be aware of the Regie’s imposition of a tax of 3% on the total prize value for national contests or 10% of the value of prizes allocated to Quebec residents, and there are penalties for late payments and late filings.

    For these reasons, some franchisors prefer to exclude Quebec residents from contests and, if they choose to do so, the rules must make this clear.
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    Re: NVIDIA 12 Days of Gear Up Giving / FB

    Thanks for the heads up Jethro!

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    I've often wondered why that was. I've seen so many contests open to all Canadian except for residence of Quebec. I figured it was something to do with Quebec having more diverse laws then the rest of the country or maybe some extended bilingual requirements. I didn't realize they had those security requirements.

    I could only imagine what contests would be like if every State and Provence had similar requirements.

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