Contest Rules

1. Official rules

Notwithstanding any applicable laws, the present rules regulate all aspects of the contest and bind all its participants.

2. Duration of the contest

The quarterly contest begins on January 15th 2020 at 12:00 am, Eastern Standard Time and ends on April 14th 2020 at 11:59 pm, Eastern Standard Time. The contest has a first prize of 1000.00 $, 2 prizes of 500.00 $, 4 prizes of 250.00 $ and 10 prizes of 100.00 $. Each of your participations in a pre-recruitment questionnaire for focus groups or in a MBA Recherche online survey gives you an additional chance to win one of the prizes.

3. How to take part

To participate in the "MBAweb panel" contest, you must complete a pre-recruitment questionnaire for paid focus groups or an MBA Recherche online survey within the deadlines that are specific to the contest. Each time you complete a pre-recruitment questionnaire or an MBA Recherche online survey, you increase your chances of winning a prize. Chances are cumulative within the contest duration boundaries and are reset for the following quarterly draws.

4. Eligibility

The contest is open to all participants who will fully complete a pre-recruitment questionnaire or an online survey amongst the questionnaires submitted during the contest time period. Your chances of winning depend on the amount of participants during the contest as well as the amount of questionnaires completed.

To be eligible for the different prizes, participants must be a Canadian resident of age according to the legislation in their place of residence. MBA Recherche's employees, including its advertising and promotional agencies, as well as those of any other party directly or indirectly involved in the contest, including their family members and household members, may not participate in this contest. No purchase necessary. Each participant accumulates chances according to the number of pre-recruitment questionnaires or surveys completed during the contest time period. When a participant is declared the winner, their chances to win are reset for the next draw.

5. Prize's description

17 prizes will be attributed to 17 participants who will have completed one of the pre-recruitment questionnaires for paid focus groups or a MBA Recherche online survey during the indicated contest time period. Each of your participations to a pre-recruitment questionnaire for paid focus groups or a MBA Recherche online survey gives you an additional chance to win one of the prizes.

  • Prize No. 1: $1000.00 in canadian dollars;
  • Prize No. 2 and 3: $500.00 in canadian dollars;
  • Prize No. 4, 5, 6 and 7: $250.00 in canadian dollars;
  • Prize No. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17: $100.00 in canadian dollars.

6. Prize awarding

The contest draw will take place at MBA Recherche and MBAweb’s offices at 1470 Peel Street, suite 800, in Montreal, on April 15th 2020, at 12:00. In order to be declared winners, participants will receive an E-mail indicating the prize that will be awarded. The winner must forward the requested information within 10 days following the sending of this E-mail. In case of non-response, the prize may be attributed to another participant. The participant must correctly answer, by phone, the following regulatory question: (45+15) X 5 - 100. The participant will not be declared as an official winner if the relevant checks have not been done.

7. General Information

MBA Recherche is exempt from any liability in the event of lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, incomplete or improperly forwarded registrations, of viruses on the web site or computer bugs during the contest, network outages or technical problems, or technical problems with the phone line, the computer systems, the servers, the internet access service providers, or problems with installations or computer material or software, or any email error or transmission delay, or any other electronic transmissions transmitted by or to MBA Recherche or to its agents as a result of any technical problems or internet congestion or on any other web site, or any of the above-mentioned factors in combination, including any injury or damage caused to any participant or to any other person linked with computers or as a result of participating in the contest, including using the contest website or the transmission and reception of emails.

i. Without restricting the scope of the contest rule, MBA Recherche reserves the right, at its entire discretion, (subject to approbation, if applicable, by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec) to modify, suspend or terminate the contest, in whole or in part, (and, at its discretion, to name one or more winners among the registered participants) if for any reason whatsoever, in the opinion of MBA Recherche and at its discretion, the contest did not proceed normally, notably because of falsification, unauthorized human intervention, fraud, violation of contest rule, errors or technical malfunctions, or a virus, a computer bug or any other cause that could alter the security and the administration of the contest.

ii. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website, to obtain unauthorized access to another person's computer or to adversely affect the good functioning of the contest is a legal infraction. In the event where a person would make such an attempt, MBA Recherche reserves the right, not only to disqualify this person from the contest, but also to fully exercise its right to remedy in damages under the law including, if deemed necessary, criminal proceedings.

iii. Personal information obtained on participants registered to this contest is used solely for the purposes of the contest and to participate in other potential focus groups and online surveys with or without remuneration. Under no other circumstances will the personal information obtained be sent to third parties. Please consult MBA Recherche's Information protection policy at

iv. In order to receive his prize, the respondent must provide a photo of himself so that it may be published on our site’s list of winners and on our main page or anywhere else on the and websites. The photo should show the winner displaying the name to confirm the validity of our winners to our panelists and respect our display norms.

8. Advertising

By accepting the prize, the winner authorizes MBA Recherche, the organizers of the contest, to use his name, address, photograph, voice or image, or any declaration regarding the contest, for advertising purposes, and this, without any form of compensation. All entries become the exclusive property of MBA Recherche and will not be returned.

9. Litigation (for residents of Canada only)

Any litigation concerning the organization or how the current contest is held can be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux. Similarly, any litigation concerning how prizes are awarded under the current contest can also be submitted to the Régie des alcools des courses et des jeux, for sole purposes of regulation.