1. Sponsor

    This contest is separate and completely independent from any other contests held by The Reader’s Digest Association (Canada) ULC (RD). It is presented in conjunction with various product offers sponsored by RD, and occasionally its affiliates and partners.

  2. Eligibility

    This contest is open to Canadian residents who, at the time of entry, have reached the age of majority according to the law of the province or territory in which they reside, AND who have ordered a product AND/OR upon payment of a product AND who have completed and returned their Contest Entry Form containing a skill testing game and/or question. In order to be eligible to be entered into this contest, participants must respect all conditions set forth in the relevant promotional material. The following are excluded from entering: employees of RD, their immediate family, or persons working for any company involved in any phase of contest administration and persons with whom they are domiciled. Contest is void where prohibited.

  3. How to Enter

    Mode of entry into the contest may vary during the campaign. Contestants must complete the contest entry form and the skill testing questions.

  4. Prize and Important Dates

    Visual presentation, treatment, and payment options of these prizes may vary in the promotional material sent by RD. These prizes may be offered as the following options: cash (as a lump-sum amount, a weekly amount, a monthly amount or an annuity for a period determined by RD) and/or car, gas allowance, trip, jewelry, home improvements, electronics or shopping sprees. Despite the different options presented, there will be only one winner per contest period (identified below) for this prize. The prizes and bonuses (when offered) will be awarded to the winners in accordance with the specific promotional offer associated with the winning entries. When merchandise prizes are offered, RD reserves the right to substitute similar merchandise of equal or greater value in the event that a particular merchandise prize is no longer available, with the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux. The winners always have the option of choosing cash over the merchandise prizes.

    1. For the 2017-18 contest period: All completed entries must be received by August 31, 2018 at 23:59:59 (EDT). For the 2018-19 contest period: All completed entries must be received by August 31, 2019 at 23:59:59 (EDT).

    2. An individual may enter as many times as given the opportunity and each entry will be judged.

    3. For each of the two contest periods, a $20,000.00 prize or the cash equivalent will be awarded to one (1) winner. This prize may be supplemented by a bonus ranging from $1.00 to $20,000.00 (when offered). To win a bonus, conditions as specified in the relevant promotional material must be met.

    4. The winners will be informed in writing following the Winner Selection Dates of September 17, 2018 for the 2017-18 contest period and of September 16, 2019 for the 2018-19 contest period. Winners must allow their name and photo (if required) to be used for promotion purposes. Upon receipt of the winners’ duly completed claim form, the winners, if required, may be contacted in order to arrange for prize delivery. If unclaimed, the next eligible contestant will be chosen as the winner.

  5. Judging

    Each entry will be judged by an independent judge, in Montreal, whose decision will be final. The winner of the Thank You Prize Contest for each of the two periods mentioned above, will be determined on the basis of the accuracy of the contestant’s answer to the first skill activity and in case of a tie, on the literary merit, originality and creativity of the essay portion.
    The winners’ name will be available online at or upon request to anyone who sends a stamped, self-addressed envelope to “RD Thank You Prize Contest” c/o Reader’s Digest, Prize Award Administrator’s Office, 5101 Buchan Street, Montreal, Quebec H4P 1S4.

  6. Governing Conditions

    1. This contest complies with all federal and provincial Canadian laws. In Québec, the required duties have been paid and any litigation respecting the conduct of, or organization of, a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux 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.

    2. By entering this contest, entrants agree to abide by all terms of these Official Rules.