Announcing the #bestiesbecause Product Giveaway!

Announcing the #bestiesbecause Product Giveaway!

The best part of our day is hearing from you about how our products are your go-to acne treatment brand when dealing with stubborn acne breakouts. We're so excited that we wanted to give you the chance to celebrate other people in your life who are there when you need them. That's why we're launching the NEW #bestiesbecause Product Giveaway.

Here's to your bestie who knows everything about you, and you can count on to be honest no matter what.  From romantic advice to univited opinions on how you look that day, they're the one person who tells you how it is.

To participate just go to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, use the hashtag #bestiesbecause, tag @BenzagelCanada, tag your bestie and share why your bestie is your number one. You can share a fond memory, or a time they went above and beyond for you. Whether they were the only one to point out you had something on your face, constantly let you raid their closet, or spent hours helping you level up on your favourite video game. Get creative and have fun with it.

Tag your friend to let them know you appreciate all they do for you and you will both be entered for a chance to win a free Benzagel Bestie Care Package. 


  • Start Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:00AM EST
  • End Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:59 PM EST
  • Winner Announcement : Friday, November 10, 2017 12:00PM EST
  • Criteria: This is not a random draw, prizes will be awarded on merit, based on the selections of our judges.
  • Prizes: 12 Benzagel Bestie Care Packages containing:
    - 2 Benzagel Acne Gels 30g
    - 2 Benzagel Acne Washes (85 mL)
    - 2 Benzagel Spot Ons
    - 2 Benzagel Cleansa-Wipes




Contest: "Benzagel's #BestieBecause Product Giveaway" (the "Contest")

Contest Sponsor: Benzagel®, a registered brand of Columbia Laboratories Canada, Inc. (the "Company" or the "Contest Sponsor")

Site: The Company’s website including social media microsites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

General Statement


The chances of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


The Contest is open only to legal residents of Canada, excluding residents of Quebec, who are at least thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees and agents of the Company, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, any other prize sponsor, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the Contest (all of the foregoing, together with Sponsor, collectively referred to as "Contest Entities"), as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee, whether or not related, are not eligible.

The Contest is subject to all applicable federal and provincial laws and regulations and is void where prohibited, including the province of Quebec. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the Contest Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


Limit one (1) entry per person. All entries must be received by 11:00 PM EST on November 9, 2017 to be eligible. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void.


Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing held after 9:00am EST on November 13, 2017 from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified immediately on the social media platform they created the message on. If a selected winner is unable to be contacted after three (3) attempts, he/she forfeits the prize and another entrant may, at the sole discretion of the Company, be selected. If potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules or is a minor, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

The administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest.


The prize must be used as awarded after November 13, 2017. The prize cannot be deferred or substituted. Winners must reside in Canada. Transportation is not included in the prize. Utilizing the prize is the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. The prize must be accepted as awarded. No transfer, cash redemption or substitution is permitted. All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Company.


Information collected from entrants is subject to the Company’s Privacy Policy and in accordance with PIPEDA. Any communication or material you transmit to the Company by Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or otherwise, will be treated in accordance with this privacy policy. By transmitting or posting any communications or materials to this site, you agree that the Company or any of its affiliates may use your communications or materials for any purpose, including reproduction, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. The Company and its affiliates are free to use any ideas, concepts or know-how contained in such communications or materials for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to developing, manufacturing, distributing and marketing products using such information.


Contest Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, award any remaining prize(s) at random from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to time of such action. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated entries. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Company reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys' fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by, the Company. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

Although the Contest Sponsor may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the Site, the Company is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. The Company will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Company to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.


The Company is 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 Contest. The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading material.

The Company is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries, any 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 Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials.

Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by the Contest Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Contest be, in the Contest Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Company corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, the Company reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by the Company.


By participating, entrants agree that the Contest Sponsor or Facebook and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers and advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize or participation in this Contest.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, You understand that you are providing your information to Benzagel®, a registered brand of Columbia Laboratories Canada, Inc. and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for sending company updates, partner updates and future offers to subscribers.

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