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Shop, Stamp & Win


Grand Prize: Worth 500$

► 1st Prize – one $300 BIA Bucks Gift Certificate
► 2nd Prize – one $200 BIA Bucks Gift Certificate
► 3rd Prize – one $100 BIA Bucks Gift Certificate

What is are BIA Bucks?

BIA bucks are redeemable at any Fort William participating businesses (listed here) for goods and services.

How It Works:

► Shop and collect stamps in Downtown from November 14th to December 22nd, 2023 for a chance to win big!
► Pick up your SHOP, STAMP & WIN CARD at any participating downtown retail business or restaurant.
► Remember to show your card at the cash and you will get a stamp for every $10 you spend.

Once your card is full, please print your name and add your email in the space between stamps (pictured below).  And enter into the ballot box!

**Please note, there is a maximum of 10 stamps per purchase or up to $100 per purchase.

Here are our participating businesses!

Contest Rules:

DRAW Date: December 22nd , 2023

By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this sweepstakes.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. No purchase entry form can be obtained at the Fort William Business District Office Monday-Friday between 10 and At 105 May St. N Suite #10, Thunder Bay, ON , Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, Ontario.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Shop, Stamp & Win ballot begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“E.T.”) on November 14th, 2023 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on December 22nd, 2023 (“entry Period”).

SPONSOR: Fort William Business District 105 May St. N Suite #10, Thunder Bay, ON , Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, Ontario.

ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, are eligible to enter, except employees of the Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes.

ENTRY: By participating in this Sweepstakes, you acknowledge and agree that the “Sponsor” Fort William Business District may collect the personal information submitted by you, and use the information pursuant to its privacy policy available online at

WINNER SELECTION: On or about  December 22nd, 2023, “Sponsor” Fort William BIA will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received and combined to select one (1) potential grand prize winner, one (1) potential 1st prize winner, one (1) potential 2nd prize winner and one (1) potential 3rd prize winner. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Limit one (1) prize per person and per email address and per household.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Selected entrants will be notified via e-mail of the prize drawing. Selected entrants will be required to respond to the e-mail to acknowledge receipt of notification of eligibility for prize. If no response is obtained within seven (7) days of notification, attempts will be made to reach the selected entrant by other means. If no response is obtained from a selected entrant within 21 days of notification, prize is forfeit and another entrant will be randomly selected by computer from the remaining eligible Entries. The prize will be delivered by e-mail within 30 days of initial correspondence.

PRIZES (4): Grand Prize worth 500$ of goods from local businesses, 1st prize is a 300$ BIA Bucks Gift Certificate, 2nd Prize is a 200$ BIA Bucks Gift Certificate and 3rd Prize is a 100$ BIA Bucks Gift Certificate. Prizes may not be substituted, assigned, transferred or changed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, provincal and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. Released Parties disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any prize accepted by the winners. Prizes are awarded “as-is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. All prize details are at Sponsors sole discretion.

PRIVACY: When you enter the Sweepstakes by completing the survey, “Sponsor” Fort William Business District will collect personally identifying information about you, including your name and email address. Your information will not be sold or rented to third parties. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the entry form to be eligible. Incomplete entries are void. Entrants may be given the option to receive commercial e-mails from Sponsor if entering online; however, such emails are optional. Eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant’s consent to receive e-mails and such consent will not affect entrant’s chances of winning.


ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled, postage-due or misdirected entries, surveys or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant’s name, hometown (city and province), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable.

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