"Win Coffee For a Year" Contest Rules and Regulations


Each of the three “Win Coffee for a Year” contest prizes is sponsored by Ten Thousand Villages Canada Inc. 65B Heritage Drive, New Hamburg, ON N3A 2J3.  This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter and/or Facebook.


  1. Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive Two (2) 454g bags of Level Ground coffee per month for Twelve (12) consecutive months (24 bags total) (Retail value: $333.60 CDN).  Consolation Prize: Two (2) runners-up will each receive Level Ground prize packs (Retail value: $50.00 CDN per package).  Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable or convertible to cash.


  1. The contest is available to all residents of Canada, excluding Quebec.
  2. Employees and volunteers of Ten Thousand Villages Canada Inc, their relatives, and those living in the same household may enter the contest, but they are not eligible to win a prize.  Businesses and organizations are also not eligible to win a prize.

Prize Entry

  1. Contestants can submit entries from September 8, 2014 until the submission period ends on September 18, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  2. No purchase necessary to enter and win.
  3. There are no limits on the amount of entries a contestant can submit.
  4. To enter the contest, contestants must have an active Twitter account and; tweet an original photo including the hashtag #FTCoffee and @villagescanada within the tweet.  Entrants may use any application they desire in submitting the photo through Twitter.
  5. Photographs entered must not have been previously published.  Contestants can only win One (1) of the Three (3) eligible prizes.  Contestants must own all rights to the photographs submitted.  Photographs that violate or infringe upon another person’s copyright are not eligible.  Ten Thousand Villages Canada Inc is not responsible for any breach of copyright infringement.  Photographs that have won any other contests or have been published in a magazine or newspaper (except online) are not eligible. 
  6. Ten Thousand Villages Canada Inc holds the right to disqualify entries with inappropriate content.
  7. In entering the contest, the winner agrees to have their name announced on the TenThousandVillages.ca website, in Ten Thousand Villages stores across Canada and in all Ten Thousand Villages social media platforms.  The winner also agrees to have their photo shared across all Ten Thousand Villages social media platforms.
  8. To be declared a winner, the selected entrant must first correctly answer, by telephone, an unaided, time limited mathematical skill testing question.


  1. The top Three (3) photos will be eligible to win the Grand Prize and/or a Consolation Prize.  These three photos will be selected by a panel of judges in New Hamburg, Ontario.  Once three photos have been chosen, the owner of the photos will be contacted by Direct Message on Twitter no later than September 29, 2014 to inform them that they are a finalist in the “Win Coffee for a Year” contest.
  2. Ten Thousand Villages Canada reserves the right, at our discretion, to disqualify or discount any entrant, image or vote connected to votes cast by unfair means.
  3. The top 3 photos will be posted on the Ten Thousand Villages Canada Facebook page.  The winner of the “Win Coffee for a Year” contest will be determined based on the number of votes accumulated on the Ten Thousand Villages Facebook page from September 29 to October 2, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Voting will be done through a Woobox application on the Ten Thousand Villages Canada Facebook page.
  4. Each of the Three (3) finalists will be contacted by email no later than October 29, 2014 to redeem their prize.
  5. The winner(s) must provide their telephone number and full mailing address in order to receive their prize.
  6. If the identity of the winner is disputed, the entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address given at the time of entry.

Use of Personal Information

  1. By providing your email address you agree to be contacted through email by Ten Thousand Villages Canada Inc with prize notification and redemption details. 
  2. We respect your privacy! All personal information that you share with us is confidential, including your e-mail address. In entering the draw, the entrant grants Ten Thousand Villages Canada Inc permission to store and /or use the personal information in accordance with Ten Thousand Villages Canada Inc Privacy Policy found here.