What's the craziest thing you'd rather talk about than your finances?
For 17 per cent of Canadians, talking about their money, debt and finances is the LAST thing they would choose to chat about. In fact, they would rather talk about sex, relationship problems, religion, politics, even an embarrassing health issue!
Between May 3-10 2019, Credit Canada hosted a social media contest where we asked users what's the craziest thing you would rather talk about than your finances? The responses we received were fantastic! Entries ranged from bowel movements and foot rashes to childbirth and menopause. Below are just some of the amazing submissions we received, which paint a picture of just how far some Canadians are willing to go to avoid talking about their finances.
Read below some of the best contest submissions we received for our #WouldYouRather social media contest:
"👶🏻I would rather be talking about my baby girl's diaper changes than my finances and debt💰"
"Labour and giving birth to my kids...."
"I would rather go to a hotdog roast and talk about the beef processing plant tour I went on where they showed us how hotdogs were made. 🤢🤮🤢"
"I would rather talk about having babies with my intrusive relatives rather than talk about my finances."
"Surprise places that hair grows as you age like your chin 🙂in front of your teenagers."
"My sexual history with my parents... 🙈"
"I would rathertalk about how bad a cook I am."
"I would rather talk about the most effective laxative on the market during dinner with my boss."
"I would rather talk about being a secret Boston Bruins fan at a Toronto Maple Leafs party than my finances."
"I'd rather discuss feminine hygiene products at a guys poker night! Hahaha....wouldn't that go over well! :-)"
"I’d rather talk about the lies I make up to excuse myself out of the office party😱"
"I'd rather talk about the man my neighbor is having an affair with."
"Menstrual problems (heavy flow, cramps etc) with my male coworker."
"I would rather talk about a bikini wax with my neighbour!"
"I would rather talk about my parenting as an unwed mother to my religious parents!"
"The best remedy for hemorrhoids! LOL!"
"Labour and delivery and all the bodily functions in the process."
"I'd rather discuss how pimples manifest differently across the lifespan. Baby pimples are very different than those of adolescence which is again different than adulthood pimples. PIMPLES. 👀"
"The importance of eating fiber to my friends at a lunch party."
"I would rather talk about my symptoms of menopause with my bff."
"Discussing whose turn it is to wash the dishes."
"I'd rather talk about inclusivity and cultural understanding with my ancient/intolerant neighbour than talk about my debts!"
"Would rather talk about how the whole house needs to be painted on the inside 😀"
"I would rather talk about my smart, crazy, lovable Dog."
"How much sawdust can you put into a Rice Krispie Treat before people start to notice."
"Tick's invading Canada."
"Birds and the bees."
"That weird rash on my foot lol."
"Ha! About all my car trouble that just sucks! With my neighbour who owns a luxury car."
"Talk about bathroom smells!"
"My embarrassing sweat episodes when I’m nervous 😬"
"I’d rather talk about the crud between my toes lol."
"I’d rather talk about poop!"
"I would rather talk about my period 🤣🤣🤣"
"Talk about a terrible plane crash with an uncomfortable flyer on the plane before takeoff."
"I would rather talk about religion with some of my family yikes."
"I would rather talk about shaving my armpits than my finances and debt."
"I'd rather talk about how cool the Kardashians are than talk about my finances and debt (and I really hate them hahah!)"
"A yeast infection at the guys poker night."
"About my hemorrhoid! 🤣lol"
"I’d rather talk about Donald Trump!"
"The proper method to wiping after going #2"
"My answer is 💩!"
"The importance of flossing daily."
"I would rather talk about kidney stones."
"Sex with my parents lol."
"My bowel movements."
"Discuss the pot holes on our road."
"Post natal blues."
"Talk to my brother in law about washing machines then our finances!"
"Talk about my gas!!
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"My grass growing."
"Talk about my eyebrow plucking."
Full Contest Rules and Regulations
This contest is open to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and is governed by Canadian Law. Standard data rates apply to participants who choose to participate in the Contest via a mobile device. Please contact your service provider for pricing and service plan information and rates before mobile device participation.
KEY DATES: The “Would You Rather” Social Media Contest (the “Contest”) begins on May 3, 2019 at 12:01 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on May 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Contest Period”).
ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER: The Contest is open to residents of Canada, excluding the province of Quebec, who have reached the legal age of majority in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry except employees, representatives or agents (and those with whom such persons are living, whether related or not) of Credit Canada Debt Solutions (the “Sponsor”), their parent companies, subsidiaries, associated and affiliated entities, prize suppliers, advertising/promotion agencies and any other individual(s), entity or entities involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Parties”).
AGREEMENT TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY RULES: By participating in this Contest, you are signifying your agreement that you have read and agree to be legally bound by these Rules and Regulations (the “Rules”).
FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER NOT INVOLVED: The Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (the “Social Platforms”). The Social Platforms are hereby completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Sponsor and not to the Social Platforms.
HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. To earn an entry in the Contest (each, an “Entry” and collectively, the “Entries”) via Facebook, log into your Facebook account (each, an “Account”) at https://www.facebook.com/ on your computer, tablet or mobile device or by using the Facebook app on your tablet or mobile device during the Contest period and post a comment (a “Post”) under the Contest post containing a unique personal example of what you would rather talk about than your finances with the hashtag #WouldYouRather. Each Post must be made on Credit Canada’s Facebook @CreditCanada under the Contest post and you must tag a friend in order to be eligible to receive an Entry. You may only use one (1) Facebook Account to participate in this Contest. To be eligible to earn an Entry, your Account must be set to public and not private and you must be following or ‘like’ Credit Canada’s Facebook page @CreditCanada.
To earn an entry in the Contest (each, an “Entry” and collectively, the “Entries”) via Instagram, log into your Instagram account (each, an “Account”) at https://www.instagram.com/ on your computer, tablet or mobile device or by using the Instagram app on your tablet or mobile device during the Contest period and post a comment (a “Post”) under the Contest post containing a unique personal example of what you would rather talk about than your finances.In order to be eligible to receive an Entry, the Post must contain the hashtag #WouldYouRather (one entry) and you must tag a friend. You may only use one (1) Instagram Account to participate in this Contest. To be eligible to earn an Entry, your Account must be set to public, not private, and you must be following @Credit Canada on Instagram.
To earn an entry in the Contest (each, an “Entry” and collectively, the “Entries”) via Twitter, log into your Twitter account (each, an “Account”) athttps://twitter.com/on your computer, tablet or mobile device or by using the Twitter app on your tablet or mobile device during the Contest period and reply to the Contest tweet (a “Tweet”) with a unique personal example of what you would rather talk about than your finances.In order to be eligible to receive an Entry, the Tweet must contain the hashtag #WouldYouRather (one entry) and you must tag a friend. You may only use one (1) Twitter Account to participate in this Contest. To be eligible to earn an Entry, your Account must be set to public, not private, and you must be following @Credit Canada on Twitter.
Contest participants may submit multiple Entries on all three Social Platforms; however, if the same Entry is posted as a comment on Credit Canada's Facebook page, Instagram profile, and reply Tweet on Twitter, it is considered a single Entry. At the end of the Contest Period, each Post from an eligible Account that complies with these Rules will earn one (1) Entry in the contest. If you do not have an Account, you can create one free of charge at www.facebook.com, www.instagram.com and/or twitter.com on your computer, tablet or mobile device or through the Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter mobile applications on your tablet or mobile device.
To be eligible to earn an Entry, each Post or Tweet must contain a unique personal example of a topic of conversation the user would rather talk about than their finances, and only the first Account to submit a Post or Tweet containing a particular exampleof topic of conversation the user would rather talk about than their finances, determined by the date stamp on that Post or Tweet, will receive an Entry in the contest for that Post or Tweet. For the avoidance of doubt, Posts and Tweets which contain a duplicate, or materially similartopic of conversation the user would rather talk about than their finances (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion) as a previous eligible Post or Tweet will not earn an Entry.
All Entries and materials associated with your Entry (collectively, the “Entry Materials”) must: (i) be submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Period; (ii) include all required components noted above; (iii) be in accordance with these Rules, including, but not limited to, the specific Submission Requirements listed below in Rule 8; and (iv) be in accordance with the applicable terms, rules, policies and guidelines of the applicable Social Platform (the “Social Platform Rules”), to earn an Entry, all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.
PRIZE LIMIT AND CONDITIONS: There is a limit of one (1) Prize (as defined below) per person throughout this Contest (regardless of how many unique Posts you submit). Under no circumstances will any participant be eligible to win more than one (1) Prize. If it is discovered by the Sponsor (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by the Sponsor) that any person has attempted to: (i) receive more than one (1) Prize; and/or (ii) use multiple names, identities, email addresses, Accounts and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to receive more than one (1) Prize or otherwise disrupt this Contest; then he/she may be disqualified from the Contest in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. The Contest Parties, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for, and accept no liability whatsoever in relation to any late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Entries (all of which are void). An Entry may be rejected if, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor: (i) the Entry (including, but not limited to, all required Entry Materials) is not submitted and received in accordance with these Rules during the Contest Period; and/or (ii) the Entry Materials accompanying the Entry are not in compliance with these Rules (including, but not limited to, the specific Submission Requirements listed below in Rule 8) and/or the applicable Social Platform Rules, all as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.
VERIFICATION: All Entries, Entry Materials and entrants are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Contest; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Entry, Entry Materials and/or other information entered (or purportedly entered) for the purposes of this Contest; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Contest in accordance with the letter and spirit of these Rules. Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of the Sponsor within the timeline specified by the Sponsor may result in disqualification at the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of this Contest will be the Sponsor’s official clock(s).
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOUR ENTRY (AND EACH INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT THEREOF – INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE ENTRY MATERIALS) COMPLIES WITH ALL CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE RULES. THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL BEAR NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER REGARDING: (I) THE USE OF YOUR ENTRY (OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF – INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE ENTRY MATERIALS) FOR THE PURPOSES SET OUT UNDER THESE CONTEST RULES; (II) SUBMISSION OF YOUR ENTRY (INCLUDING ANY APPLICABLE INTERNET OR DATA CHARGES) AND PARTICIPATION IN ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITIES; (III) ANY USE, COLLECTION, STORAGE AND DISCLOSURE OF ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION; AND/OR (IV) IF YOU ARE DECLARED A WINNER, THE PRIZE (INCLUDING ANY USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE). YOU AGREE TO THE RELEASED PARTIES SHALL BE HELD INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFIED BY YOU THE RELEASED PARTIES IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE DEPARTED FROM OR NOT OTHERWISE FULLY COMPLIED WITH ANY OF THESE RULES AND/OR THE SOCIAL PLATFORM RULES (AS APPLICABLE). THIS RELEASE AND INDEMNITY SHALL CONTINUE IN FORCE FOLLOWING THE TERMINATION OF THE CONTEST AND/OR AWARDING OF ANY PRIZES.
By participating in the Contest, you warrant and represent that your Entry and any Entry Materials you submit:
i. is/are original to you, and that you have obtained all necessary rights in and to your Entry and the Entry Materials for the purposes of entering such Entry and Entry Materials in the Contest;
ii. does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation;
iii. does not contain any reference to or likeness of any identifiable third parties, unless consent has been obtained from all such individuals and their parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence;
iv. will not give rise to any claims whatsoever, including, without limitation, claims of infringement, invasion of privacy or publicity, or infringe on any rights and/or interests of any third party; and
v. is/are not defamatory, trade libelous, pornographic or obscene, and further that it does not contain, depict, include, discuss or involve, without limitation, any of the following: nudity; alcohol/drug consumption or smoking; explicit or graphic sexual activity, or sexual innuendo; crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols; derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual, religious or other groups (including, without limitation, Credit Canada Debt Solutions, Sponsor, or any competitors of Credit Canada Debt Solutions or Sponsor); that endorses, condones and/or discusses any illegal, inappropriate or risky behaviour or conduct; personal information of individuals, including, without limitation, names, telephone numbers and addresses (physical or electronic); commercial messages, comparisons or solicitations for products or services other than products of the Sponsor or Credit Canada Debt Solutions; any identifiable third-party products, trade-marks, brands and/or logos, other than those of the Sponsor or Credit Canada Debt Solutions (e.g. any clothing worn and/or products appearing in your Entry or Entry Materials must not contain any visible logos, trademarks or other third party materials unless the appropriate consents have been obtained --- note: all identifiable third-party products, trademarks, brands and/or logos for which consent has not been obtained by the entrant must be blurred out so as to be unrecognizable); conduct or other activities in violation of these Rules; and/or any other materials that are or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.
The Sponsor and/or its promotional agency or designated content moderator (the “Reviewer”) reserves the right to screen all Entries and Entry Materials. Any Entries or Entry Materials that the Reviewer deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, to violate the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules are subject to disqualification. The Reviewer reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion at any time and for any reason, to remove any Entries (or any part thereof) and/or to request an entrant to modify, edit and/or re-submit his or her Entry (or any part thereof) in order to ensure that the Entry and associated Entry Materials comply with these Rules, or for any other reason. If such an action is necessary at any point during or after the Contest, then the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take whatever action it deems necessary based on the circumstances – including, without limitation, disqualifying the Entry (and/or the associated entrant) – to help ensure that the Contest is being conducted in accordance with the letter and spirit of these Rules.
LICENSE: By entering the Contest and submitting an Entry, each entrant: (i) without limiting the applicable Social Platform Rules, grants to the Sponsor, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive license to anonymously publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use his/her Entry and Entry Materials (and each component thereof), in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason; (ii) waives all moral rights in and to his/her Entry and Entry Materials (and each component thereof) in favour of the Sponsor (and anyone authorized by the Sponsor to use such Entry and Entry Materials); and (iii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from anonymously using his/her Entry and Entry Materials (or any component thereof), including, without limitation, any claim based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property related or other cause of action whatsoever.
PRIZES: There will be one (1) Prize available to be won, consisting of one (1) $50 CAD gift card. The Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable or assignable (except as may be specifically permitted by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion). No substitutions except at the Sponsor’s option. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute a Prize or a component thereof with a prize of equal or greater retail value. None of the Released Parties makes any representation or offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of the Prize awarded in connection with the Contest. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the confirmed winner understands and acknowledges that he or she may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from neither the Sponsor nor any of the Released Parties should his/her Prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory. For greater certainty and the avoidance of any doubt, by accepting a Prize, a confirmed winner agrees to waive all recourse against the Released Parties if the Prize or a component thereof does not prove satisfactory, either in whole or in part.
ELIGIBLE WINNER SELECTION PROCESS: On May 13, 2019 (the “Selection Date”) in Toronto, ON at approximately 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”), one (1) eligible Entry will be selected by a judging panel from among all eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules. The panel will consist of two (2) representatives from Maverick and two (1) representative from the Sponsor (each, a ‘Judge’, collectively the ‘Judging Panel’). The odds of winning depends on the number and quality of eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules, provided that no more than one (1) Entry will be selected per Entrant, based on the following criteria:
Originality of the unique personal example of a topic of conversation the user would rather talk about than their finances.
ELIGIBLE WINNER NOTIFICATION PROCESS: The Sponsor or its designated representative will make a minimum of one (1) attempt to contact each eligible winner within three (3) business days of the Selection Date. Attempts to contact eligible winners will take the form of a direct private message and/or public post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to the user from the Sponsor’s Account, @CreditCanada, which will mention the eligible winner’s Account and will invite them to direct message the Sponsor’s Account. If an eligible winner fails to direct message the Sponsor’s Account, or cannot be otherwise contacted within three (3) business days of the Selection Date, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit all rights to the applicable Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules in accordance with the procedures outlined in Rule 11 (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such a newly selected eligible winner).
ELIGIBLE WINNER CONFIRMATION PROCESS: NO ONE IS A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL THE SPONSOR OFFICIALLY CONFIRMS HIM/HER AS A WINNER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE RULES. Before being declared A CONFIRMED PRIZE winner, the eligible winner will be required to sign and return within five (5) business days of notification the Sponsor’s Declaration and Release form, which (among other things): (i) confirms compliance with these Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the applicable Prize (as awarded); (iii) releases the Released Parties from any and all liability in connection with this Contest, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the applicable Prize or any portion thereof; (iv) agrees to indemnify the Released Parties against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses arising from use of his/her Entry and Entry Materials; and (v) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, address, voice, statements about the Contest and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor in any manner or medium whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet. If an eligible winner: (a) fails to return the properly executed Contest documents within the specified time; (b) cannot accept (or is unwilling to accept) the Prize (as awarded) for any reason; and/or (c) is determined to be in violation of these Rules (all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion); then he/she will be disqualified (and will forfeit all rights to the applicable Prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and time permitting, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible Entries submitted and received in accordance with these Rules in accordance with the procedures outlined in Rule 11 (in which case the foregoing provisions of this section shall apply to such newly selected eligible winner).
GENERAL CONDITIONS: This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to all aspects of this Contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal. ANYONE DEEMED BY THE SPONSOR TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE LETTER AND/OR SPIRIT OF THESE RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSOR AT ANY TIME.
The Released Parties will not be liable for: (i) any failure of any website, mobile application or any Social Platform during the Contest; (ii) any technical malfunction or other problems of any nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, those relating to the telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment or software; (iii) the failure of any Entry, Entry Materials and/or other information to be received, captured or recorded for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, mobile application, or Social Platform; (iv) any injury or damage to an entrant’s (or any other person’s) computer, tablet, mobile device or other device related to or resulting from participating in the Contest; (v) anyone being incorrectly and/or mistakenly identified as a winner or eligible winner; and/or (vi) any combination of the above.
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to, point of sale, television, print or online advertising and/or any instructions or interpretations of these Rules given by any representative of the Sponsor, the terms and conditions of these Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with the terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules or the rights and obligations of participants, the Sponsor or any of the other Released Parties in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the domestic laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws. The parties hereby consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in Ontario in any action to enforce (or otherwise relating to) these Rules or relating to this Contest.
Sponsor: Credit Canada Debt Solutions: 45 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite #810, Toronto, ON M2N 5W9