Ottawa Bluesfest


Contests and Promos

Contest Terms and Conditions


Spin To Win Contest Terms & Conditions
The rules contained herein govern only contests and promotions run directly by The Team Behind Bluesfest (the “Event”). Contests and promotions run by third parties will be governed by the rules established by that third party and the Festival assumes no responsibility, control or liability for that contest/promotion. This applies to all third parties, no matter their association to the Event (sponsor, partner, etc.); nor if they are using the Event’s name and/or likeness; and no matter where the contest is being held.

The Event reserves the right to determine when a contest starts and when it closes to entries. When possible, the Event will give notice of the approximate duration of a contest when it is announced and/or when it starts.

Unless otherwise specified, all contests and promotions are open to all ages. If the winner is under 18, the Event may require that a permission form be signed by a legal guardian in order to receive the prize.

The Event reserves the right to limit the number of entries from an individual person into a contest or promotion.
The Event reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine the winner of any contest run by the organization. The odds of being selected will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
Prize(s) must be accepted as awarded. The Prize(s) may not be sold or transferred and is/are not convertible to cash. The Event reserves the right to substitute the Prize(s) in whole or in part in the event that all of any component of the Prize is unavailable. Any taxes and other incidental charges associated with a prize(s), if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Prizes won in any Event promo/contest have no cash value and must be accepted as presented and may not be returned for cash or exchanged.

If for any reason, in the opinion of the Event, in its sole discretion, the Promo/Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, or if the administration, security, fairness, integrity or the property conduct of the Contest is corrupted or adversely affected, including but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes, or for any other reason whatsoever, the Event reserves its right, without need of individual notice, to cancel, terminate, modify, amend, extend or suspend the Contest in whole or in part, including, without limitation, canceling any method of entry, and/or selecting a winner from previously received eligible entries. Event reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entryprocess or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Contest Rules or otherwise in a disruptive manner. Any attempts to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such attempt be made the Event reserves its right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent of the law. The Event and/or its agents and advertising and promotional agencies shall not be held responsible for any errors or negligence that may arise or occur in connection with the Contest including any damage to an entrant’s computer equipment, system software or any combination thereof, as a result of their participation in this Contest or from downloading any material from the Contest website, where applicable.

For contests requiring travel by the winner, travel arrangements must adhere to all COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines. In the event travel is not advisable per Public Health, prize package dates will be deferred to a later date at which time travel is safe. Participants must agree to adhere to all Ottawa Public Health & Safety Guidelines relating to COVID-19. The Event has the right to modify or forfeit this prize package, should Public Health restrictions make it impossible.

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Official Rules


Must be a legal Canadian resident. Void where prohibited including Quebec.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Full compliance with the entry procedure by the entry deadline (as indicated in Contest Terms and Conditions) is a prerequisite to Contest entry. RBC Bluesfest’s determination as to such compliance is final and binding in all respects. All material submitted becomes property of RBC Bluesfest and will not be returned. By participating, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor’s personnel.

LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON. Anyone purchasing an Official RBC Bluesfest 2022 Full Festival Pass via between Dec. 7th 10AM ET and Dec. 24th 11:59PM ET will receive an automatic email with access to the contest. A Participant can request entry to the Contest without purchase by mailing a legibly handwritten, self-addressed, stamped envelope (“SASE”) with sufficient postage and a return address, including first and last name, street address, city, province, and postal code to: RBC Bluesfest, 450 Churchill Ave., N., Ottawa, ON K1Z 5E2

Mail-in requests, including both outer envelope and SASE, must be handwritten. Outer envelope must include a return address in the upper left hand corner that matches the requestor’s street address, and must be postmarked within the Promotion Period specified in the Contest Terms and Conditions.

Each request must be mailed in a separate stamped outer mailing envelope with the requestor’s first and last name, street address, city, province and postal code, and email address (name and address must match the return name and address on SASE) legibly hand printed in the upper left hand corner of the outer envelope. Requests that are sent in business reply envelopes that utilize address labels or stickers (for any address), that are photocopied, hand-stamped, computer-generated or otherwise mechanically or digitally produced or reproduced, that are not mailed in separate outer stamped mailing envelopes, or that otherwise fail to comply with these Official Rules will NOT be honoured, acknowledged or returned, and the persons submitting such requests will forfeit any corresponding postage and unused envelopes.


All prizes to be determined via the contest Spin To Win platform, hosted on the website. Those entering online via the contest link, will receive notification of their prize at time of entry. Those requesting entry via mail (SASE), will be notified of their winning by email before January 30th, 2022.

Prize Conditions:
Each Contest prize shall have an approximate retail value between one Canadian dollar (CDN $1.00) and one thousand, six hundred Canadian dollars (CDN $1,600.00). The odds of winning any prize are 100% and the odds of winning the grand prize (Two VIP Full Festival Passes) are dependent on the total number of entries received.

Prize Fulfilment:
Contest closes Dec. 25th at 12:01AM ET. All prizes will be mailed to the mailing address provided. Merchandise mailout will begin in the New Year, 2022. All Passes will be mailed closer to the Festival.

Prizes available to win include:

  • Grand Prize of 2 (two) RBC Bluesfest 2022 VIP Club Full Festival Passes
  • RBC Bluesfest 2022 Full Festival Pass
  • RBC Bluesfest 2022 Day Pass for Opening Night
  • Official RBC Bluesfest Merch



Welcome to the RBC Bluesfest website located at (the “Website”). The Website, Ticketing System and App are collectively referred to as the “Services” under The Team Behind Bluesfest organization (the “Organization”). We hope you enjoy your visit and / or use of the Services. By visiting the Website and / or using the Services, you agree to be bound by the terms of the present Privacy Policy (the “Policy”). Ottawa Bluesfest is a registered non-profit organization in the country of Canada. The Policy was last modified on June 9th, 2018. The Organization reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to modify or replace any of the Policy. Any changes to the Policy can be found at this URL. It is your responsibility to check the Policy periodically for changes. Your use of the Services following the posting of any changes to the Policy constitutes acceptance of those changes. The Policy should be read in conjunction with the other festival policies, as these documents govern your use of the Services. Where you use the Ticketing System through the Services, you are also bound by the Purchase Agreement for Tickets. If you have any questions about the Policy, please email us.


The Team Behind Bluesfest takes your privacy and security of personal information very seriously. We have provided a secure environment and this strict Policy that describes the limited ways the information is used and the limited access to such information.


This Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and other information gathered by The Organization when you are using or accessing the Services. This Policy also covers the Organization’s treatment of any Personal Information that the Organization may share with its business partners or other third parties under very limited circumstances. This Policy does not apply to the general practices and treatment of information by third parties that the Organization does not own or control, including but not limited to any third party websites or services that you elect to access through the Services (“Third Party Services”), or to individuals that the Organization does not manage or employ. While we attempt to facilitate access only to those Third Party Services that share our respect for your privacy, we cannot take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those Third Party Services. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any Third Party Services you access. Without limiting the generality of the preceding paragraph, the Organization may use third-party ticket vendors (“Ticket Vendors”) for certain events and this Policy does not cover information submitted to these Ticket Vendors that the Organization does not control. However, these Ticket Vendors may transfer to the Organization certain Personal Information such as your email address, but only if you consent to such sharing by the Ticket Vendor at their website or through the use of their services. Furthermore, in the event of a cancellation, postponement, or other significant change to an event for which you purchased tickets through a Ticket Vendor, the Organization may request your full contact information in order to inform you of the change in the event information. In such a case, we will not use this Personal Information for any other purpose. Finally, this Policy does not cover any Personal Information you send to the Organization via any non-secured mode of communications such as email, instant messenger or Twitter, as communications via these methods may be subject to interception, loss, or alteration. We encourage you to carefully examine what Personal Information you send to the Organization via these methods. Information may be entered into the Website or App when you wish to connect to a third party service integrated into the Website or App, such as Facebook or Twitter (the “Integrated Third Party Services”) but this information is not in any way collected or stored by the Organization, and it is only used for the stated purpose, to sign in to the Integrated Third Party Service.


When you use the Ticketing System to purchase tickets, the Organization collects the following Personal Information: name, email address, credit card information, and billing information including address and phone number. This information is only used for the following purposes: credit card processing; contacting you in the event of a cancellation, postponement, or other significant change to an event; and advertising or marketing purposes, but only upon your consent.


The Organization does not, as a matter of course, gather any of your Personal Information while you are using the Services, unless you are asked to provide such information, for example by signing up to the mailing list. Where you have provided such information, it will only be used for the stated purpose. Personal phone number. This information is only used for the following purposes: credit card processing; contacting you in the event of a cancellation, postponement, or other significant change to an event; and advertising or marketing purposes, but only upon your partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Services, and these vendors have been selected for their high standards of security.


The Organization automatically collects certain information using a third-party analytics program, Google Analytics, to help us understand how our users use the Services, but none of this information identifies you personally. For example, each time you visit the Website or otherwise use the Services, we automatically collect your IP address, browser and computer type, access times, the web page from which you came, and the web page(s) you access (as applicable). We use this information only to better understand your needs and the needs of the Services users in the aggregate. The Organization also makes use of information gathered for statistical purposes to keep track of the number of visits to the Website and which pages on the Website with a view to introducing improvements. Your IP address and other relevant information may be used in order to trace any fraudulent or criminal activity, or any activity in violation of the Terms of Service.


We use only industry best practices in keeping any data collected secure. This includes the HTTPS / SSL / TLS (Secure Socket Layer) protocol for all ticket-purchasing transactions and for authentication and data transfer to Integrated Third-Party Services. In addition, the Organization uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Services, and these vendors have been selected for their high standards of security.


Except as provided in the next paragraphs, the Organization does not divulge any Personal Information gathered via the Services to third parties. Moreover, Ottawa Bluesfest does not sell any information regarding its users to third parties. Only the employees, representatives, subcontractors, or officers of The Organization are responsible for the management and development of the Services, and only these individuals have access to the information collected there. These employees, representatives, subcontractors, or officers all have been instructed to comply with the Policy. Notwithstanding anything in the Policy to the contrary, we may share any information we have collected about you or that you have submitted: (1) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or demands; (2) if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person; (3) if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding situations that involve abuse of the Services infrastructure or the Internet in general (such as voluminous spamming, denial of service attacks, or attempts to compromise the security of the Website infrastructure or the Services generally); (4) to a parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with the Organization (in which case we will require such entities to honour this Policy); (5) if the Organization is acquired by or merged with another entity (in which case we will require such entity to assume our obligations under this Policy, or inform you that you are covered by a new privacy policy); (6) when you explicitly consent to the providing of such information to third parties, such as our business partners, when it will only be used for the stated purpose. In addition, the Organization uses certain Integrated Third Party Services to augment the Services. Personal Information is transferred from the Organization to the operators of these Integrated Third Party Services, but only to the extent required in order for them to function properly, and only upon your express submission of such information. Finally, the Organization may transfer your email address to Facebook, but only for the purpose of creating a Facebook Custom Audience, in order to serve advertisements on Facebook that may be of interest to you. Please see the “Advertisements” section further in this Policy for more information.


You may unsubscribe from the Organization mailing list at any time, by following the link at the bottom of all The Team Behind Bluesfest emails. Note that unsubscribing from the mailing list in this manner may not necessarily delete all your Personal Information from the Organization databases. If you wish to ensure that all Personal Information is removed from our databases, please contact us.

Despite the Organization’s efforts to ensure third parties will not access or obtain your Personal Information through your use of the Services, complete confidentiality and security cannot currently be guaranteed on the Internet. Communication via the Internet is subject to interception, loss, or alteration. You acknowledge and agree that the Organization cannot be held responsible for damages resulting from the transmission of confidential information or Personal Information over the Internet and that such communications are at your own risk. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY The Team Behind Bluesfest, and / or its respective officers, directors, owners, officials, partners, partnerships, principals, employees, affiliates and other related entities, servants, agents, representatives, successors and assigns, will not be held liable for any damages resulting from the misuse of any information collected via the Third Party Services or by any third party, or any misuse of any information collected through the Website not in violation of the Policy.


As you browse, advertising ‘cookies’ may be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. Our display advertising partners, then enables us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address or telephone number.

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