CONTEST TERMS & CONDITIONS
Entry fee $25.00 (Canadian): Enclose with your letter a Canadian bank cheque, money order or bank draft and mail to P.O. Box #74, Millarville, AB, Canada T0L 1K0; or if submitting an E-Letter, E-transfer funds to trust account email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use the entry form right on this website and pay with PayPal at the same time.
Write your one-page (maximum 350 words) story: You may choose the format - letter, essay or simply a few paragraphs. The story should be about you and why you should win this contest, and must be mailed or e-mailed to the address listed above. Provide your legal name and address for contact in the event that you are selected as the winner, or if your entry fee must be returned due to cancellation of the contest.
Choosing a winner: 500 finalists will be selected and their letters reviewed by an independent panel of judges, who will determine the winner and announce the new home owner.
**ADDENDUM** (edit: 03/01/2019): Due to enormous amount of concern about the posting of the private letters online, the online VOTING portion will no longer be taking place. Sorry for the concern that this has caused. All letters will remain private.
Contest duration: 3 (three) months with the possibility of extension to a maximum of 6 (six) months.
Minimum amount: Total of all contest entry fees must reach a minimum of the home listing amount of (rounded) $1,700,000.00
**ADDENDUM** (edit: June 5, 2019): Listing Price is lowered from 1.7 Million to 1.495 Million. Number of entries required 60 thousand
Extension: Contest will only be extended if entry fees collected are very close to minimum amount at the end of 3 (three) months.
Cancellation: The contest will be cancelled in the event of too few entries, not achieving the Minimum Amount, if the home is sold, owners become deceased or other force majeure.
Refunds: In the event of contest cancellation, refunds will be mailed or e-transferred to the address provided by the entrant, less any postage or bank charges that may apply.
NO drive by: There is a multitude of photos available online and through our social media, as well as a map of the area on Google maps. Please respect our small community and do not drive by the area of the home.
NOT a lottery: As per AGLC regulations, this contest is not a lottery as it is not a random draw.
NOT a promotion: As per the Competition Bureau of Canada, this contest is not promoting any organization.
Taxation: Please research the tax laws of your native country to determine any tax ramifications resulting from winning the contest before submitting your entry.
ONE entry: Per person or household and applicants must be of 18 years of age or older.
Maximum entry fee: Do not send more than the $25 entry fee in an effort to help the contest along.
NO family: No entries will be allowed for Alla Wagner’s immediate or distant family.