What is the Wealthsimple Tax Double Your Refund Referral Contest?
To reward clients that are spreading the word about Wealthsimple Tax, we are offering them the chance to win one of fifteen “double your tax return” prizes. To enter, share your referral link with your friends and, when they file their taxes with Wealthsimple Tax, you will both be entered to win. The contest ends April 30, 2021 (which is also the tax filing deadline) but the first draw date is April 7, 2021 so refer and file early!
You will receive one entry per successful referral and the maximum prize value is $2500 (see below).
Who is eligible to enter?
To be eligible for entry you must be:
- A Wealthsimple Tax user that has filed their taxes
- A legal resident of Canada (excluding Quebec)
- The age of majority, or older, in your province/territory of residence or older at the time of entry
What is the Prize?
Each prize will be equal in value to your estimated tax return as filed through Wealthsimple Tax. If you receive a refund, it will equal that amount. If you owe taxes, it will cover that cost.
However, the prize value will always be between $500 and $2500. If you return is greater than $2500, the prize will be equal to $2500 and if your return is less than $500, the prize will be $500.
When will the Prizes be drawn?
The prizes will be drawn on a rolling basis throughout the tax season. This means that the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win. The prizes will be drawn as follows:
- 1 winner draw - Wednesday, April 7, 2021
- 2 winner draws - Wednesday, April 14, 2021
- 3 winner draws - Wednesday, April 21, 2021
- 4 winner draws - Wednesday, April 28, 2021
- 5 winner draws - Wednesday, May 5, 2021
How can I find my referral code?
You’ll find your referral code by logging into the Wealthsimple Tax web application, and clicking the gift icon in the top right hand corner.
What do I get for referring friends?
For each person you refer who opens a new Wealthsimple Tax account with your link and filed their taxes, you'll automatically receive one contest entry. Each referred client will also receive one entry when they file.
Will my referrals be entered into the contest?
When do my referrals need to file their taxes?
Each of your referrals must file their taxes prior to April 30, 2021 (the tax filing deadline). However, draws begin on April 7, 2021 so the earlier you enter, the greater your chances of winning!
My referral opened and funded a Wealthsimple Invest, Trade, or Cash account. Does this count?
This contest is for Wealthsimple Tax only, so referrals who open a different Wealthsimple account will not be eligible.
Is there a limit to the number of referrals/entries I can have?
Refer away! There is no limit and you will get one entry for every referral who opens a Wealthsimple Tax account and files during the promotional period.
Is there a cost to enter?
Nope! The contest is free to enter.
Wealthsimple Tax Double Your Refund Referral Contest
Official Rules and Regulations
March 9, 2021 - April 30, 2021
REFER YOUR FRIENDS TO TAX FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF FIFTEEN DOUBLE YOUR REFUND CASH PRIZES
THE “WEALTHSIMPLE TAX DOUBLE YOUR REFUND REFERRAL CONTEST” (THE “CONTEST”) IS INTENDED TO BE CONDUCTED IN CANADA ONLY (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO APPLICABLE CANADIAN LAW. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE: (i) A WEALTHSIMPLE TAX CUSTOMER; (ii) A LEGAL RESIDENT OF CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC); AND (iii) OF THE AGE OF MAJORITY, OR OLDER, IN THEIR PROVINCE OR TERRITORY OF RESIDENCE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID IN WHOLE OR IN PART WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ENTRY IN THE CONTEST CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE CONTEST RULES (THE “CONTEST RULES”).
HOW TO ENTER: Wealthsimple Tax customers (excluding Quebec) who a) share their Wealthsimple Tax referral code with a friend who then b) signs up and files their taxes through Wealthsimple Tax within the specified time frames (see ENTRY), will be automatically entered in a draw for a chance to win one of fifteen “double your refund” cash prizes. Maximum prize value of $2500, minimum prize value of $500.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
The Contest is sponsored by SimpleTax Software Inc. and its affiliated entities (“Wealthsimple”)
CONTEST PERIOD: The contest period will begin at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on March 9, 2021, and will end at 11:59:59 PM EDT on April 30, 2021 (the “Contest Period”), after which time the Contest will be closed and no further entries shall be accepted.
ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win, the entrant must be:
- a Wealthsimple Tax customer with accounts in good standing.
- a legal resident of Canada (excluding Quebec);
- of the age of majority, or older, in their province/territory of residence at the time of entry; and
- Meet the entry requirements set out below.
Employees, officers and directors of Wealthsimple and its partners and associate companies, and each of their advertising and promotional agencies and their respective affiliates and associates, and such individual’s immediate family members and persons with whom such individuals are domiciled, are not eligible to enter or participate in the Contest. For the purposes of the Contest Rules, “immediate family” refers to the father, mother, brothers, sisters, children, husband, wife or partner of such an employee, agent and/or representative. A winner of a Wealthsimple contest within three (3) months preceding March 9, 2021 (including persons designated by such winners to take ownership of the prize) and persons domiciled with such a winner are not eligible to enter.
Wealthsimple shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate in the Contest. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification. All personal and other information requested by and supplied to Wealthsimple for the purpose of the Contest must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading. Wealthsimple reserves the right, in its sole discretion; to disqualify the entrant, should such the entrant at any stage supply untruthful, incomplete, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information.
Automatic Entry: During the Contest Period, each Wealthsimple Tax customer who refers a friend to sign up and file their taxes with Wealthsimple Tax by 11:59:59 PM EDT the day prior to a Draw Date (see GENERAL) will automatically receive one (1) Contest entry for that and each subsequent Draw Date. The referred friend will also receive one (1) Contest entry for that and each subsequent Draw Date. There is no limit on the number of entries.
There are fifteen (15) grand prizes available to be won (each a “Prize” and collectively the “Prizes”). Each Prize will be credited to the Prize winner’s Wealthsimple Cash account (each Prize winner a “Winner” and collectively the “Winners”).
Each Prize will be equal in value to the Winner’s estimated 2020 tax return as calculated by Wealthsimple Tax (the “Winner’s Return”) unless the Winner’s Return is (a) greater than $2500, in which case the Prize will be $2500 or (b) less than $500, in which case the Prize will be $500. Subject to the foregoing limits, and for greater certainty, if the Winner owes taxes, the Winner’s Return will be deemed equal to the amount owing, if the Winner receives a refund, the Winner’s Return will be equal to that amount due.
If the Winner does not have a Wealthsimple Cash account, they will be required to open one as a condition of receiving the Prize by visiting https://www.wealthsimple.com/en-ca/product/cash and following the instructions on how to create an account. There are no fees associated with the creation of a cash account.
On or around April 7, 2021, one (1) eligible entrant will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries. On or around April 14, 2021, two (2) eligible entrants will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries. On or around April 21, 2021, three (3) eligible entrants will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries. On or around April 28, 2021, four (4) eligible entrants will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries. On or around May 5, 2021, five (5) eligible entrants will be selected by random draw from all eligible entries. Each of April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5 shall be deemed “Draw Dates”. Each Draw Date will be associated with the number of Prizes as outlined above such that the number of Prizes available reduces with each Draw Date.
The odds of being selected as a potential Prize winner are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received by Wealthsimple during the Contest Period prior to the Draw Date, the number of entries the entrant has and the number of remaining Prizes.
On the Draw Dates, Wealthsimple, acting reasonably, will attempt to contact the potential Prize winner(s) of the Contest at the phone number indicated on the entrant’s customer account between 9:00 AM EDT and 5:00 PM EDT for a period of two (2) business days. In the event a potential Prize winner cannot be contacted by 11:59:59 PM EDT the day after the draw or there is a return of any notification as undeliverable, they will be disqualified and Wealthsimple reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible entries. Upon notification, the selected entrant must respond by telephone to the contact number provided in the notification, and the selected entrant’s response must be received by Wealthsimple within two (2) business days (by 11:59:59 PM EDT the day after the draw) of such notification. If the selected entrant does not respond in accordance with the Contest Rules, they will be disqualified and will not receive the Prize and another entrant may be selected in Wealthsimple’s sole discretion until such time as an entrant satisfies the terms set out herein. Wealthsimple is not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a selected entrant to receive notification or for Wealthsimple to receive a selected entrant’s response. Proof of identification must be provided upon request.
Before being declared a Winner, the potential Prize winner shall be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered during a pre-arranged telephone call or by e-mail, to comply with the Contest Rules and sign and return the Release (as defined below).
Before being awarded the Prize, Winners will be required to sign a full release and indemnity form (the “Release”) as prepared by Wealthsimple, acknowledging and confirming:
- they have read and understood the Contest Rules;
- eligibility for the Contest and compliance with the Contest Rules;
- they grant all consents required;
- acceptance of the Prize, as offered;
- release of Wealthsimple and each of their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, associates and/or related companies and agents and each of their employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents, sponsors, administrators, licensees, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of participation in any Contest-related activity or the acceptance, use, or misuse of the Prize, including but not limited to costs, injuries, losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising therefrom; and
- they grant to Wealthsimple and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, associates and/or related companies and agents the unrestricted right, in its sole discretion, to produce, reproduce, publish, broadcast, communicate by telecommunication, exhibit, distribute, adapt and otherwise use or re-use the Winner’s names, photographs, likeness, voice and biography, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in connection with the Contest and the promotion and exploitation thereof at no additional compensation beyond the awarding of or participation in the Prize to the extent permitted by law.
In the event the Release is not signed and returned by the Winner within the time stipulated by Wealthsimple, the Winner will be deemed to have forfeited their Prize. Wealthsimple reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to select another potential Prize winner.
If a Winner, at the time of the Contest, does not have Wealthsimple cash account, they will be required to open one within two (2) business days after signing the Release as a condition of receiving the Prize.
By entering the Contest, the entrant agrees to release and to hold the Releasees harmless from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person, including personal injury, death, or property damage, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, participation in the Contest, any breach of the Contest Rules, or in any Prize-related activity. The entrant agrees to fully indemnify Wealthsimple, and the Releases from any and all claims by third parties relating to the Contest, without limitation.
In the event the potential Prize winner does not comply with all the provisions as contemplated in the Contest Rules or they incorrectly answer the skill-testing question, Wealthsimple shall have the right to disqualify the potential Prize winner and draw an alternate potential Prize winner. Wealthsimple shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard. The provisions and procedures referred to above relating to selection and notification of a potential Prize winner shall be applied, with the necessary amendments, until a qualified Prize winner has been duly selected.
Wealthsimple assumes no responsibility or liability for lost, late, unintelligible/illegible, falsified, damaged, misdirected or incomplete entries, notifications, responses, replies or any Release, or for any computer, online, software, telephone, hardware or technical malfunctions that may occur, including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an entry. Wealthsimple is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest. Wealthsimple assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Wealthsimple is not responsible for any problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, e-mail, players, applications or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website or application, or on account of any combination of the foregoing or otherwise. Wealthsimple is not responsible for any injury or damage to the entrant or to any computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the Contest. The entrant assumes liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Contest, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any Prize. Wealthsimple assumes no responsibility or liability in the event that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned for any reason, including those reasons beyond the control of Wealthsimple, such as infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or corruption of the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, the Contest website(s) and/or the Contest application(s). Wealthsimple assumes no responsibility for entries which fail to comply with the Contest Rules. Wealthsimple assumes no responsibility for any failure of Wealthsimple’s website or application during the Contest Period, including any problems or technical malfunctions of any computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail, notification or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, any website, any application, or any combination thereon.
All entries are subject to verification. By participating in the Contest, the entrant agrees to be bound by the Contest Rules. The entrant further agrees to be bound by the decisions of Wealthsimple, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Wealthsimple reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant found to be:
- violating the Contest Rules;
- tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, the Contest website, the Contest application or any related promotional website or application;
- using any automated, script, macro, robotic or other program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in the Contest; and
- acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE CONTEST WEBSITE, THE CONTEST APPLICATION OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, WEALTHSIMPLE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest related materials, including but not limited to the Contest entry form, or point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of the Contest Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
No correspondence will be entered into except with entrants requesting the Contest Rules by mail or requesting the name(s) of the Winner for which a self-addressed, postage paid envelope must be included. Requests should be addressed to Wealthsimple Tax Promotional, 241 Spadina Ave., 3rd Floor, Toronto ON M5T 2E2.
Wealthsimple reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the Contest, in whole or in part, and/or modify, amend or suspend the Contest, and/or the Contest Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason without prior notice.
All intellectual property, including but not limited to, trade-marks, trade-names, logos, designs, promotional materials, web pages, source codes, drawings, illustrations, slogans and representations used in connection with the Contest are the property of Wealthsimple and/or its affiliates. All rights are reserved. Unauthorized copying or use of any copyrighted material or intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
The Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. The Contest Rules are subject to change without notice in order to comply with any applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws or the policy of any other entity having jurisdiction over Wealthsimple. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Contest Rules or the rights and obligations as between the entrant and Wealthsimple in connection with the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario including procedural provisions 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. All dollar amounts referred to in the Contest Rules are stated in Canadian Dollars.