McDonald's Frequent Fryer Program Appstakes (“Appstakes”)
Official Rules (the “Official Rules”)
McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited (“Sponsor”) is providing its customers with a Frequent Fryer Program Appstakes at McDonald’s restaurants in Canada through its McDonald’s app (the “App” or “McDonald’s app”). The App provides customers with various weekly food discounts or other food-related offers, nutrition information and benefits. The food discounts and other food-related offers may vary in content and number in different regions of Canada.
Note: a person under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence should only use mobile payment with the permission of a parent/legal guardian.
In these Official Rules, an Eligible Person (refer to Rule 2) who has an eligible entry (an “Entry”) into the Appstakes recorded on their behalf is called a “Participant”. Participants agree to comply in full with all of the provisions of these Official Rules. A Participant who wishes to download, register and activate the App to participate in the Appstakes will need an electronic device that is compatible with the App’s system requirements (“Digital Device”) and a valid email address. The Participant then must download the free App from the App Store on iOS, or Google Play on the Android operating system, and install and activate the App on their Digital Device. Go to Rule 11 for Digital Device requirements.
2. Conditions of Eligibility.
Subject to the provisions of this Rule 2, the Appstakes is open to individuals residing in Canada who are 13 years of age or older at the time they become a Participant.
Persons in any of the following categories are not eligible to participate in or to win a prize (a “Prize”) in the Appstakes:
a. any person who is not a resident of Canada;
b. any person who, on or after January 1, 2023, was or is a director, officer, employee, member, manager, agent or franchisee of any of the Appstakes Entities (refer to Rule 3);
c. any individual engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for the Appstakes; and
d. any person who is or purports to be an immediate family member (defined as spouse, dependent for federal income tax purposes, step-, biological, foster, in-law or adoptive parent, sibling, child) of, or who resides or is domiciled in the same household as, any person in any of the preceding categories.
In these Rules, a person who is eligible to enter the Appstakes is called an “Eligible Person”.
3. Appstakes Entities.
In these Official Rules, the term “Appstakes Entities” means Sponsor, and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates or related companies, franchisees, local advertising cooperatives and app developers, digital/advertising/promotion agencies, and the Redemption Centre (defined in Rule 6).
4. The Entry Period.
The Appstakes period begins on May 16, 2023, at 12:00:00 a.m. local time (“LT”) and ends on June 19, 2023, at 11:59:59 p.m. LT (the “Appstakes Period").
5. How To Enter.
An Eligible Person who wishes to enter the Appstakes using their Digital Device must visit a participating McDonald’s restaurant with their Digital Device that has the McDonald’s app installed on it and a valid email address and postal code registered in the App settings. An Eligible Person may also enter the Appstakes without a Digital Device or making a purchase as outlined in Rule 5.C. An Eligible Person who wins a Prize will require a valid email address to redeem a Prize. An Eligible Person will automatically receive one Entry into the Appstakes when they:
A. Earn MyMcDonald’s Rewards Points:
An Eligible Person may earn MyMcDonald’s Rewards Points and will automatically receive one Entry by completing a transaction (minimum $1 pre-tax purchase) for any McDonald’s World Famous Fries (“Fries”) (included in a meal or as a single order, excluding poutine) using the App (which occurs when the Eligible Person picks up the order at the restaurant), or by scanning or providing their MyMcDonald’s Rewards code when making a purchase at the in-restaurant counter or kiosk, through the App for McDelivery, or at the drive-thru (not valid for points or Entry if ordered on the McDelivery partner’s website or app, or when free Fries that are part of any offer in the “Reward & Offers” section of the App are redeemed) during the Appstakes Period. One Entry will be recorded on behalf of the Participant when they complete the transaction, subject to the daily limit set out below in Rule 5.D. Only one Entry will be recorded per transaction, even if the transaction includes multiple orders of Fries. Note: A user ordering a McMuffin® Extra Value Meal can only earn an Entry if ordered after 11 a.m. with Fries.
Note: If for any reason the Participant does not complete their purchase, then no Entry will be recorded. If due to any mechanical, technical or human error, a Participant’s order can’t be completed, no Entry will be recorded. Please refer to the instructions below in Rule 5.C. for no purchase Entry.
B. Redeem MyMcDonald’s Rewards Points:
An Eligible Person may spend points in a transaction for any item that includes any order of McDonald’s Fries (included in a meal or as a single order, excluding poutine) using the App, or by scanning or providing their MyMcDonald’s Rewards code at the in-restaurant counter or kiosk, through the App for McDelivery, or at the drive-thru (not valid for McDelivery if ordered on the McDelivery partner’s website or app, or when free Fries that are part of any offer in the “Rewards & Offers” section of the App are redeemed) during the Appstakes Period. One Entry will be recorded on behalf of the Participant when they complete the transaction, subject to the daily limit set out below in Rule 5.D. Only one Entry will be recorded per transaction, even if the transaction includes multiple orders of Fries. Note: A user ordering a McMuffin Extra Value Meal can only earn an Entry if ordered after 11 a.m. with Fries not Hashbrowns: a user ordering a Happy Meal can only earn an Entry if ordered after 11 a.m. with Fries.
Note: If for any reason the Participant does not complete their purchase, then no Entry will be recorded. If due to any mechanical, technical or human error, a Participant’s order can’t be completed, no Entry will be recorded. Please refer to the instructions below in Rule 5.C. for no purchase Entry.
C. Entry Via Mail Without Earning or Redeeming MyMcDonald’s Rewards Points:
If an Eligible Person wishes to have one Entry recorded on their behalf without earning or redeeming MyMcDonald’s Rewards Points on any purchase, that Participant must submit an entry by mail (a “Mail-in Entry”) as follows: The Participant must manually print in ink and legibly on a piece of paper their complete name, street address (including unit number (if applicable), province/territory and postal code), a daytime telephone number (including area code) and their valid email address; then that Participant must place that paper in a postage-paid envelope, and mail it to: McDonald’s Frequent Fryer Program Appstakes Entry, P.O. Box 12470, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, E2L 5E7. A Mail-in Entry must be postmarked by June 19, 2023, and received no later than June 26, 2023 (the “AMOE Received By Date”). Outer envelopes for Mail-in Entries with no return address will NOT be honoured. Mail-in Entries that are sent in business-reply envelopes, sent in envelopes that utilize or bear address labels or stickers, that are photocopied, hand-stamped, computer-generated or otherwise mechanically produced or reproduced, that are not addressed manually in ink, that fail in any way to comply with the requirements set out above in this sub-paragraph or that are not mailed separately in separate envelopes bearing sufficient postage will NOT be honoured (i.e., there can be only one Mail-in Entry per envelope). If a Mail-in Entry is received after the AMOE Received By Date, no Entry will be recorded on behalf of the person who submitted that envelope. One Entry will be recorded on behalf of a Participant for each Mail-in Entry they submit during the Appstakes Period that is received on or before the AMOE Received By Date, subject to the daily limit set out below in Rule 5.D. that is in full compliance with the requirements set out in this Rule 5.C.
(Each Entry, including a Mail-in Entry, are collectively referred to as “Entries”.)
There is a limit of three Entries per Eligible Person per day (based on local time) regardless of method of entry. There is a limit of one Prize per Participant in connection with the Appstakes.
6. How To Win.
A. McDonald’s Appstakes Draw/Winner Notification and Odds of Winning:
On or about July 13, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. ET, the Sponsor’s redemption centre, located at 345 N. Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607, USA, (the “Redemption Centre”) will randomly select one potential winning Entry and three backup potential winning Entries (each a “Backup Entry”) for each available Grand and Secondary Prize (defined below) from among all valid Entries submitted and received in accordance with Rule 5. Subject to the provisions of these Official Rules, the Participant whose Entry is selected first as a potential winning Entry will be the potential Prize winner, and that potential Prize winner will be notified to that effect by the Sponsor or Sponsor’s Representative by email as follows: the potential winning notification will be sent via email within five business days following the date of the draw to the email address associated with the potential Prize winner’s App account or, in the case of a Mail-in Entry, to the email address provided in the Mail-in Entry. The Sponsor or Sponsor’s Representative will supply any potential Grand Prize winner with a Prize claim document (the “Prize Claim Document”) via an email from DocuSign. The potential Grand Prize winner must complete and submit the Prize Claim Document electronically by the deadline stated in the Prize Claim Document. Secondary Prize winners will receive a prize claim form (“Prize Claim Form”) via email. The Prize Claim Document and Prize Claim Form will each include a statement of eligibility, release of liability, a publicity release and a mathematical skill-testing question (the “Skill-Testing Question”) that must be correctly answered by the potential Prize winner without any assistance (whether electronic, mechanical or otherwise). The potential Prize winner must follow the instructions in the Prize Claim Document or Prize Claim Form to complete and submit the Prize Claim Document (or Prize Claim Form). If the potential Prize winner is a minor in their province or territory of residence, the potential Prize winner’s parent or legal guardian must complete the Prize Claim Document or Prize Claim Form on the potential Prize winner’s behalf.
If the Sponsor or Sponsor’s Representative finds that the submitted Prize Claim Form is properly submitted and completed (and that the Skill-Testing Question is correctly answered), then that potential Prize winner will be declared the winner of the Prize. If the potential Grand Prize winner completes the Prize Claim including a correct answer to the Skill-Testing Question and returns the form per instructions in the email in a timely manner, the Sponsor or Sponsor’s Representative will contact the Grand Prize winner to begin the trip awarding process. All Secondary Prize winners will receive their Prize by mail to the address provided during the Prize claim process, in approximately four to six weeks.
If a potential Prize winner fails to contact the Sponsor or Sponsor’s Representative as set out above or fails to properly complete and return the Prize Claim Document or Prize Claim Form by the deadline, or if their answer to the Skill-Testing Question is not correct or no answer to the Skill-Testing Question is provided, or if the potential Prize winner otherwise fails to comply with these Rules, then that potential Prize winner will be disqualified from the Appstakes and will not receive the applicable Prize. In such a case, the Participant on whose behalf the first Backup Entry drawn was recorded will be notified by the Sponsor or Sponsor’s Representative and the process described above for how to win the Prize will apply to that Participant. The Sponsor will contact up to three backup Participants for each Prize. If the Prize cannot be awarded, the Prize will be forfeited and will not be awarded in the Appstakes. If, for any reason, a Participant whose Entry is drawn is not declared the winner of the Prize, then that potential Prize winner will not have any claim against the Appstakes Entities or against any other person, firm or corporation in respect of the Prize, the Appstakes or any matter related to the Appstakes.
The odds of winning a Prize will depend on the number of valid Entries received during the Appstakes Period.
7. Prizes, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”):
Five Grand Prizes: Each Grand Prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) will receive a trip for the Grand Prize Winner and one guest to one international destination in Sponsor’s sole selection (Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; Rome, Italy; or Tokyo, Japan) to taste their Fries. Trip includes a cheque for $150 CAD for airport transfers to/from winner’s home/local airport, $180 CAD to help obtain any necessary visa, round-trip, economy-class air travel for two adults (if guest is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, that guest must be Grand Prize Winner’s child/ward; if Grand Prize Winner is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, their guest must be their parent/legal guardian), six nights’ accommodations (one standard, double-occupancy room), round-trip ground transfers between airport/hotel and car service between hotel/McDonald’s restaurant . Grand Prize Winner and guest will enjoy a complimentary meal at a McDonald’s restaurant in Sponsor’s sole selection that includes the destination country’s special fries, and $500 CAD spending money that winner can use for travel or other expenses. Travel to Tokyo, Japan must occur between October 25, 2023, and November 28, 2023. For all other destinations travel must be booked by December 31, 2023, and completed by July 31, 2024. If a winner is not able to travel, a cash substitution equal to the ARV per Grand Prize, set out below, will be awarded in lieu of the Prize. Terms applicable to Grand Prize Winner below. ARV: $6,200 CAD, per Grand Prize (Paris, France, $7,380 CAD; Berlin, Germany, $7,180 CAD; Rome, Italy, $7,080 CAD; or Tokyo, Japan, $6,680 CAD). The actual value of the Grand Prize will be determined by the departure and arrival cities.
Secondary Prizes: A secondary prize winner (a “Secondary Prize Winner”) may win one of the following prizes. All ARVs are in CAD:
- Two Hundred Fifty Bucket Hats: Each winner of this Prize will receive one McDonald’s-branded bucket hat, ARV $25.
- Two Hundred Fifty Fanny Pack Prizes: Each winner of this Prize will receive one McDonald’s-branded fanny pack, ARV $30.
- Two Hundred Fifty travel blanket and an eye mask Prizes: Each winner of this Prize will receive one McDonald’s-branded travel blanket and one eye mask, ARV: $85.
- One Hundred Luggage Prizes: Each winner of this Prize will receive one McDonald’s-branded carry-on luggage, ARV: $190.
- One Hundred Duffel Bag Prizes: Each winner of this Prize will receive one McDonald’s-branded duffel bag, ARV: $55.
- One Hundred Headphone Prizes: Each winner of this Prize will receive one set of Beats Headphones and McDonald’s-branded stickers to customize the headphones or use in winner’s sole preference, ARV: $200.
- Two Hundred Fifty Hoodie Prizes: Each winner of this Prize will receive one McDonald’s-branded hoodie, ARV: $60.
- Two Hundred Fifty Luggage Tag Prizes: Each winner of this Prize will receive one McDonald’s-branded fries luggage tag, ARV: $15.
8. Prize/Entry Conditions/Restrictions.
Terms Applicable to Grand Prize. Any and all costs, fees (including, but not limited to, luggage fees and transportation between Grand Prize Winner’s home and departure airport) and expenses not expressly included in the prize description are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. Any difference between the ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded, and any difference will not be refunded. No insurance is provided as part of the prize, and obtaining any insurance, such as but not limited to, travel insurance, health, accident or medical insurance, and property loss or damage insurance is the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner/Grand Prize Winner’s guest (if any). Travel and other arrangements will be determined by Sponsor where applicable and dates must be provided to Sponsor and booked by December 31, 2023 , and completed by July 31, 2024 (except for Japan, which must occur between October 25, 2023, and November 28, 2023). If Grand Prize Winner is a minor, Grand Prize Winner’s guest must be Grand Prize Winner’s parent/legal guardian; and if Grand Prize Winner’s guest is a minor, guest must be Grand Prize Winner’s child or legal ward. Air travel will be round-trip (originate from and end at the same airport), coach-class from and to an airport selected by Sponsor. Reservations must be made, and tickets issued prior to travel. Reservations for air travel and hotel must be used for the same trip, are non-refundable and non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash. Changes to reservations are not permitted. Grand Prize Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary and are solely responsible for having any required travel-related documents (including valid government-issued photo ID and/or any required passport (or visa) (that are valid six months prior and post travel dates) prior to departure as well as fulfilling any/all travel and security requirements. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to designate all flight/travel particulars and route or routes (as the case may be). Flight schedules are subject to change without notice. No Released Party will be liable for any missed opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay. Grand Prize Winner and guest must comply with all of the rules and regulations of any of the venues where an event and events and/or activities are held. Grand Prize Winner (or Grand Prize Winner’s guest) may be required to provide a current valid major credit card at time of hotel check-in to cover incidentals and any and all costs, fees and expenses incurred by winner and not expressly stated in the prize description. Once a guest is determined, that guest cannot be changed without the express consent of Sponsor, which may be withheld for any reason. Grand Prize Winner and guest (if any) agree to maintain their behaviour in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices of the Prize location in connection with participation in any prize-related activity. Grand Prize Winner (or their parent/legal guardian if Grand Prize Winner is a minor) understands and agrees that Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove or to deny entry to winner and/or their guest if they engage in non-sportsmanlike or disruptive behaviour or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for the behaviour of their guest (or, where the Grand Prize Winner, their parent/legal guardian guest is solely responsible for their behaviour). If any activity relating to the Prize is cancelled or postponed for any reason, the balance of the Prize will be awarded in full satisfaction of the Prize awarded.
Terms Applicable to Secondary Prizes: Any and all costs and expenses not expressly included in the prize description are the sole responsibility of the Secondary Prize Winners. Any difference between the ARV and the actual value of the Prize will not be awarded, and any difference will not be refunded. If a Prize is not available, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Cash substitutions are not available in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Any matters concerning the Grand or Secondary Prizes that are not contemplated by these Official Rules, will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Expenses not specifically stated as included in the Prizes are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize and Secondary Prize Winners.
9. General Entry Conditions:
Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that the decisions of Sponsor and/or the Sponsor’s Representative are and shall be final, binding and conclusive in all matters relating to the Appstakes. Any person attempting to forge Prize Claim Documents or Prize Claim Forms or to defraud Sponsor in any way in connection with this Appstakes may be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted under the law. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of a Participant, the Participant will be the registered account holder of the email address associated with the disputed Entry, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria. Otherwise, the Entry may be disqualified, and any Prize potentially won will be forfeited in Sponsor’s sole discretion. A registered account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the applicable email address. The Prize winner may be required to show proof of being the registered account holder.
10. General Release And Conditions of Participation.
Participants assume all risk of transmission, mailing, loss, damage, destruction, delay and misdirection of Prize Claim Documents or Prize Claim Forms and are advised to obtain insurance where appropriate. The Appstakes Entities are not responsible for:
- a. incomplete, mislabeled, misdirected, late, lost, garbled, unintelligible, damaged, stolen, non-delivered or postage-due submissions of Entries, Prize Claim Documents, Prize Claim Forms or other Appstakes-related materials whether caused by Participants, postal or courier services, wireless carriers, Internet Service Providers (“ISP”) or unauthorized human intervention;
- b. any damage to a Participant’s or other person’s computer system or Digital Device that is caused or occasioned by accessing the McDonald’s app, by participating in the Appstakes or by claiming a Prize;
- c. technical difficulties or failures of any kind including, but not limited to, lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet, Digital Device or wireless carriers, websites or other connection, availability or accessibility problems arising in connection with or over the course of the Appstakes;
- d. miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, dropped, interrupted, lost, non-delivered or misdirected computer, telephone, Digital Device, email, mobile or cable transmissions or hardware, software, program or programming malfunctions, failures or difficulties of any kind including, but not limited to: malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in transmissions or connections, phone lines, network hardware or software, computers, equipment, programming errors, cable, satellite, cellular tower or ISP or wireless carriers;
- e. any technical malfunctions, failures or difficulties (including failures to correctly scan the MyMcDonald’s Rewards code), printing errors or omissions, clerical, typographical or other errors or omissions in any Appstakes advertisement or other materials or postings or any Prize Claim Documents or Prize Claim Forms;
- f. any errors, omissions or failures of any kind, whether human, mechanical, clerical, electronic, interruption of power, digital, mobile or technical in nature, or unauthorized human intervention;
- g. any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the McDonald’s app or tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with, or utilized in the Appstakes; or
- h. the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information or the failure to capture or loss of any information.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering or interfering in any way with the operation or conduct of the Appstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the apparent intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Appstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. The Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Prize Claim Documents, Prize Claim Forms and Mail-in Entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor shall not be responsible to correspond with Participants. By participating in the Appstakes, each Participant hereby releases and agrees to hold the Appstakes Entities and all of their respective shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees (collectively the “Released Parties”) harmless from and against any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, property damage, death and bodily injury (whether due to negligence or otherwise), due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Appstakes or in any Appstakes-related activity or the receipt, use or misuse of a Prize or portion thereof. Participants waive the right to assert as a cost of winning a Prize, any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to claim a Prize and any liability and publicity which might arise from claiming or seeking to claim a Prize. By participating in the Appstakes, a Prize winner hereby agrees and grants Sponsor the right, but not the obligation, to the use of their name, voice and likeness, along with their address (city and province/territory) and any statements made by or attributed to such Prize winner in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, without prior notice, review, comment or approval, in perpetuity and throughout the world for advertising, commercial and promotional purposes in connection with the Sponsor, the Appstakes and other promotions without further compensation, and releases the Appstakes Entities from any liability with respect thereto.
11. Digital Device Requirements.
Using a Digital Device and/or operating system not supported by the McDonald’s app may prevent participation in the Appstakes. While all efforts are made to support current operating systems and Digital Devices based on the McDonald’s app System Requirements, new operating systems and/or Digital Devices may not be supported if brought to market after the development of this Appstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any browser or device supporting issues. Please refer to the instructions above in Rule 5.C. for no purchase Entry.
McDonald’s app System Requirements:
- AndroidTM 13.0+
- iOS 14.0+ compatible with iPhone®
It is each Participant’s responsibility to ensure that they have complied in full with all of the conditions and requirements contained in these Official Rules.
B. Force Majeure/Printing and Production Errors or Omissions:
Subject to any governmental approval that may be required, the Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Appstakes, in whole or in part, or to modify, suspend or extend the Appstakes, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Appstakes in any way and for any reason is impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions (including, without limitation, computer viruses, computer system overload or any other kind of electronic or other overload, glitches or printing or production errors or omissions) have destroyed or severely undermined the proper play, integrity and/or feasibility of the Appstakes. In the event that, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, the Sponsor is impeded or prevented from continuing with the Appstakes as planned or intended by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, pandemic, fire, flood, natural or manmade epidemic or crisis, earthquake, explosion, labour dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), any federal, provincial, territorial or local government law, order or regulation, public health crisis, the order of any court or jurisdiction, or by any other cause not reasonably within the Sponsor’s control, then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Appstakes.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for ease of reference and shall not be deemed or considered to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in writing by a duly authorized representative of the Sponsor. Subject to the provisions of these Official Rules, employees of the Sponsor, or of any of its franchisees, are not authorized to modify, amend or waive these Official Rules.
D. Governing Law:
Subject only to the provisions respecting Quebec residents as set out in Rule 12.F. of these Official Rules:
(a) all Participants, the Sponsor and all other parties hereby attorn to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario, sitting in the City of Toronto, Ontario, in respect of the determination of any matter or dispute arising under or in respect of the Appstakes; and,
(b) all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations as between one or more Participants and the Sponsor in connection with the Appstakes shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the federal laws of Canada, and in accordance with the internal laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, including the procedural provisions of those Ontario laws, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause or bring about the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws.
E. Language or Other Discrepancy:
In the event that there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between the English-language version and the French-language version of these Official Rules (or of any Prize Claim Documents or Prize Claim Form), the English version shall prevail, govern and control. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Appstakes Materials or in the Prize Claim Documents or Prize Claim Forms, or in advertising or other publicity or materials or communications concerning or related to the Appstakes, and the provisions in these Official Rules, the provisions in these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
F. Quebec Residents:
Residents of the Province of Quebec may submit any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des courses et des jeux (“Régie”) for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a Prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
H. Cooperation in Prize Award Event(s):
In consideration of being awarded a Prize in the Appstakes, a Prize winner (and if the Prize winner is a minor, their parent or legal guardian) agrees to participate fully and without compensation in any announcement(s) and/or presentation ceremony/ceremonies and/or event or events organized or presented by the Sponsor in its sole discretion related to the granting of a Prize to such Prize winner.
I. Official Rules Availability:
These Official Rules will be available at the Appstakes Website until 9/1/23. To receive a copy of the Official Rules via mail, a Participant should mail, in a postage-paid outer envelope, a self-addressed, postage-paid inner envelope to Frequent Fryer Program Appstakes at McDonald’s Official Rules Request, P.O. Box 12414, Saint John, NB, E2L 5E7. Limit one self-addressed, postage-paid envelope per outer envelope.
No purchase required. App download and registration required. December Drop Crew Appstakes at McDonald's is open to crew members (both McOpco and franchisee restaurant employees), excluding managers, who are Canadian residents. From December 1/22 at 12:00:00 a.m. local time ("LT") to January 2/23 at 11:59:59 p.m. LT, receive one entry by earning (minimum $1 pre-tax purchase) or redeeming MyMcDonald's Rewards Points when completing a transaction using the McDonald’s app or by scanning or providing your MyMcDonald's Rewards code at the in-restaurant counter or kiosk, or at the drive-thru, or by submitting a mail-in entry as explained in the Official Rules (to be received by January 11/23). Limit 2 entries/day, regardless of entry method. 50 Prizes available, $44.33 ea. Limit 1 prize/person. Correct answer to skill-testing question required. Odds determined by number of entries received. See Official Rules available at https://decdrops.mcdonaldspromotion.ca/crewrules for complete eligibility, entry, prize and draw details.