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The « Simon & Schuster Books » contest is held by Groupe TVA–Hearst Publications Inc (ELLE Canada). Groupe TVA is collectively hereinafter named: the “contest organizer”. The contest runs on ellecanada.com/contests from  May 3rd, 2018 to May 31st, 2018 at 23h59 ET (hereinafter: the “contest period”). Simon & Schuster is the prize provider.




This contest is open to all persons residing in Canada of at least 18 years old of age, except in the province of Quebec. The following persons are excluded; employees, agents and representatives of Québecor Média inc., of Groupe TVA inc., of Simon & Schuster of their parent and affiliated companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, partners, suppliers of prizes, materials and services related to this contest, or any other party directly linked to the holding of this contest, or their brother, sister, children, mother, father, their legal or common-law spouse and individuals with whom such employees, agents and representatives are domiciled.






No purchase necessary. To participate in the contest, you simply have to enter the contest by visiting http://www.ellecanada.com/contests. Go to the « Contest » section and click on the « Simon & Schuster Books Contest » icon in order to register. After, you can fill in the electronic entry form.


Entrants must respect the following limits, otherwise the contest organizers reserve the right to cancel one or several of their entries:


One participation per person per day during the contest period;

A person cannot register more than one e-mail address per person, in the case where a person has more than one;

A person entering more than once a day or using multiple email addresses will be automatically removed from the ballot list;



The following prize is offered:

Four (4) Prize Packs including books featured.

  • The Favorite Sister 
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway  
  • Still Water  
  • When Life Gives You Lululemons
  • The Mars Room 

If the prize or a portion of it is not used, no compensation will be given.

The prize has to be accepted as it is; and

The prize is not exchangeable and non-transferable; and

The contest organizers reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate,Modification.


Liability limit – running of the contest. Québecor Média inc., Groupe TVA inc., and their parent and affiliated companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, their employees, agents and representatives are not liable for faulty computer components, software, or communication lines, relating to any transmission that is faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible or erased by any computer or network that could limit the possibility or prevent any person from participating in this contest. Québecor Média inc., Groupe TVA inc., and their parent and affiliated companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, their employees, agents and representatives also will not be held liable for any damages or loss that could arise, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from downloading any Internet page, any software or any form and by the transmission of any data regarding the participation in this contest.


Erreur ! Signet non défini.Any selected person releases Québecor Média inc., Groupe TVA inc., and their parent and affiliated companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, their employees, agents and representatives from any and all liability for any and all damages he/she may suffer from the acceptance or use of his/her prize. In order to be declared a winner, any selected person agrees, if required, prior to obtaining his/her prize, to sign a Declaration Form to such effect.Liability limit – use of prize.


Liability – prize’s supplier. Each participant who is selected for a prize recognizes that upon reception of the confirmation of his status as the winner of the prize, the execution of the services in respect to the prize is the sole responsibility of the supplier of the prize, in this case, Groupe TVA inc. A declaration to this effect may be included in the declaration and exemption form.



Refusal to accept a prize. The refusal of a randomly selected person to accept a prize according to the terms and conditions of these Contest Rules releases the contest organizers of any obligation related to that prize towards that person.


Substitution of prize. In the event where, for reasons not related to the winners, the contest organizers cannot award a prize (or part of a prize) as described in these Contest Rules, they reserve the right to award a prize (or part of a prize) of the same nature and of equivalent value or, at their sole discretion, the cash value of the prize (or part of the prize) as mentioned in these Contest Rules.


Acceptance of prize. Any prize must be accepted as described in the present Contest Rules and cannot be transferred to another person, substituted for another prize nor exchanged in part or in whole for a sum of money, subject to what is stated in the following section. Prize is accepted “as is” without any warranty whatsoever.


Non-conforming entries. The contest organizers reserve the right to disqualify any person or cancel one or many entries of any person participating in this contest or trying to participate by means contrary to these Contest Rules or in a manner which is unfair to the other entrants (e.g.: entries exceeding the permitted limit, computer hacking, etc.). Such person may be referred to the appropriate judicial authorities.


Verification. Entry forms are subject to verification by the contest organizers, and contest entrants agree to cooperate fully with contest organizers in such respect. Any entry form which is, as the case may be, incomplete, fraudulent, sent late, that does not bear the correct answer to the mathematical skill-testing question will automatically be rejected and will not give right to a prize, and contest organizers shall have no liability in such respect, or in respect of lost, misdirected of garbled communication, printing, prizing or distributor errors.






Failing to comply with one of the conditions stated in the section above or any of the conditions provided in these Contest Rules, the entry of the selected entrant will be cancelled without any liability to the contest organizers whatsoever, and a new draw for that prize will be held according to these Contest Rules until an entrant is selected and declared a winner.



            After the declaration and exemption form is correctly filled out and signed, the contest organizers will contact the winner to determine how the Prize will be remitted (by mail or on hand delivery)


Abide to all conditions related to the Prize;


Sign the declaration and exemption form that will be given to him and return to the contest organizers within 5 days; and


Be contacted by phone and/or email by the contest organizers within three (3) days following the random selection; and


Have answered correctly the mathematical skill-testing question that appears on the entry form; and


In order to be declared a winner, each selected entrant must:




The odds of a participant’s entry form being randomly selected depend upon the number of eligible entry forms registered in conformity with the regulations and rules.


On June 7th, 2018 in Toronto, at the office of Groupe TVA inc., a random selection of entry form will be held among all eligible entry forms registered in conformity with section 3, in order to attribute the prize described above.