PLAY

How to Play

  1. As a new player, you will drop in to one of our retailers and fill out a Registration form with your unique number. Only one person per form but you can register as many times as you wish. The number(s) remain your registered number(s) for life unless retired by you in writing.
  2. Tear off and keep your copy of the form and deposit the registration form in the treasure chest. You are now a registered player with a unique number; however, you must play your number in order to win any weekly draw.
  3. The cost to play is a Toonie a week for each of your numbers. For each Toonie, write your number very clearly on a sticker provided on the side of the Bay Treasure Chest. Attach the sticker to your Toonie and drop it in the box. That’s all you need to do!
  4. The cut-off time at our retail stores is Noon each week on Wednesday. Weekly draws from registered numbers are made every Wednesday at approximately 5:30 p.m. and the winner will be notified by telephone and/or email that same evening. The winner will also be announced in the participating retail stores, on our website, on Facebook, on CoveFM 88.7, and in the next edition of The Masthead News.
  5. Winners have 90-days from the date of the draw to claim their prize. (Note: a winner can only be a winner if they played their number.) Should a winner not collect their prize within 90-days their prize amount will be added to the first pot to be drawn following the 90-day period.
  6. The draw’s value is 50% of the total pool each week. In the event a number is drawn that has not been played that week, the pot is carried over and added to the following week’s draw.

Where to Play

Play your toonie at these participating retailers:

Rules

  1. Players must be at least 19 years of age.
  2. Your registered number(s) is yours for life unless you retire it by written notice or email to the Bay Treasure Chest Association (BTCA).
  3. It costs $2.00 for each entry into the draw. To enter more than once per week you must register for more than one number. There is no limit to the quantity of numbers for which you may register and play.
  4. You must place your number sticker on Canadian currency and place it in a Treasure Chest box at a participating retailer in order to win.
    1. Acceptable
      1. On a toonie (preferred);
      2. On two $1.00 coins (use two stickers, each with the same number and place one on each $1.00 coin);
      3. If you are playing several numbers, you may place multiple number stickers on a bill. NB – If the quantity of number stickers on a bill multiplied by 2 is less than the value of the bill, the surplus will be considered a donation;
      4. If you are playing several numbers, and require a combination of bills and toonies or $1.00 coins, you must place the entire amount in a sealed envelope with number stickers attached to the backing strip.
    2. Unacceptable
      1. Nickels, dimes, quarters and fifty cent pieces;
    3. Disqualifications
      1. If the quantity of number of stickers on a bill multiplied by 2 exceeds the denomination of the bill, the number sticker(s) bearing the highest number(s) will be disqualified;
      2. If there are 2 number stickers (one on each side of a toonie or $1.00 coin) with different numbers, the toonie or $1.00 coin will be disqualified;
      3. Any $1.00 coin, toonie or bill placed in a Treasure Chest box without a number sticker will be disqualified and considered as a donation;
      4. All numbers must be written legibly on the sticker. Numbers of questionable legibility will be reviewed by a panel of three BTCA staff. If the panel cannot arrive at a consensus, the number will be disqualified without recourse or redress.
  5. The Treasure Chest boxes are picked up each Wednesday between noon and 1 PM.
  6. Draws will be made each Wednesday at approximately 5:30 PM and the results will be announced on the BTCA website, on Facebook and at participating retail stores. You may also wish to tune into CoveFM 88.7 or consult The Masthead News.
  7. If the number drawn was not played there is no winner for the week and the prize rolls over to the following week. After 4 consecutive rollover weeks, on the 5th week, draws will continue until a number is drawn that has been played.
  8. To claim your prize, you must present valid photo ID including proof of age.
  9. The BTCA reserves the right to make changes to these playing rules without notice.

Winners announced on our website, Facebook, Twitter,
CoveFM
and The Masthead News, as results become available.