Contest Rules & Regulations

Entrants to all contests and giveaways must adhere to our official rules. Only one entry is allowed per person for each contest, and any multiple entries will be deleted. Your initial entry will still be valid. Winners are chosen through a random draw on the contest end date. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. If you require the number of prizes offered or their values, you may e-mail us and we will get back to you promptly. You may also contact your local city's Rep for location details of advance screenings if not listed on the contest. If you do not have internet access, or do not wish to enter via our on-line entry forms, you may also enter any contest by mailing a letter or postcard to our head office in Winnipeg (received to us by the contest end date) or call us at 323.843.4389 and we can enter you into the contest manually. Due to contest laws in Quebec, individuals from Quebec are unfortunately not eligible for any of our contests offered to the rest of Canada.

Advance screening pass winners who are required to pick up their pass from the screening or other location will be contacted either via e-mail 48 hours before the screening time, or via telephone 24 hours before the screening time. You may also be mailed a digital pass in PDF format or a link to retrieve your pass via a PIN code provided by the movie studio. Some advance screening winners may also receive their pass(es) via mail. In this case, we assume no responsibility for passes received after the screening date due to Canada Post or U.S. Postal Service delays (however as a goodwill gesture, we will be willing to offer you a pass to a future screening if you so desire). DVD, prize pack, poster, and run-of-engagement pass winners will be mailed their prize after the contest end date, once ShowbizMonkeys.com has received prizing from its provider.

Digital Pass PIN Codes

Some passes are distributed digitally using special PIN codes via a studio-sponsored website. You are not permitted to use your code for additional passes beyond what you are offered, nor may you distribute to the code to others. Should you be found in violation of these rules, we reserve the right to withold from additional or future prizes.

Security at Advance Screenings

Advance screenings may be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending our screenings, you agree not to bring any recording device into the theatre and you consent to a physical search of your belongings and person for recording devices. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device, you consent to your immediate removal from the theatre and forfeiture of the device. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability.

Security at Live Performances

Many concert venues do not permit the use of photography of any kind, and the strictness can vary venue to venue. Performance Venues also do not permit the use of recording equipment, both audio and video, to create bootlegs of the show or performance. ShowbizMonkeys.com assumes no responsibility for any actions the performance venue may take, including legal action.

Age of Entrants - DVD Contests

With every DVD giveaway, the rating of the DVD is specified in accordance with the MPAA or Canadian Home Video rating system. If a release is rated 14A, you must be at least 14 years of age in order to win the prize on your own. If a release is rated 18A, you must be at least 18 years of age in order to win the prize on your own. If a release is rated Restricted by the MPAA, you must be at least 17 years of age in order to win the prize on your own. However, in all three cases, if you are under these ages but still wish to enter, you may include a parent or guardian's name and e-mail address next to yours in the Entry Form fields (preferably in brackets). Make sure to indicate your actual age in the Age field. If you do win, you are still able to collect your prize if we obtain permission, so we will contact your parent or guardian to receive this permission. If a release is rated R in Canada or NC-17 in the United States, you cannot win the prize if you are under 18 years of age and 17 years of age, respectively, even with permission.

Age of Entrants - Advance Screening Contests

For advance screenings in Canada, the rating from each provincial ratings board is generally not known until the night of the screening or shortly before. We assume no responsibility if a screening is rated 14A, 18A, or R and you are under the required ages to attend the film. However, keep in mind, if it is rated 14A and you are under 14 years of age, you may still gain admittance if accompanied by an adult, and the same holds true if you are between 14 and 18 years of age and wish to attend a film rated 18A. As with DVD releases, if a film is rated R, you cannot gain admission to the film if you are under the age of 18 under any circumstances.

For screenings in the United States, the MPAA rating is included on our contests. If you wish to enter a contest for a film rated Restricted, and you do happen to win, you will not be admitted into the theatre without the accompaniment of a parent or guardian. We assume no responsibility for you not being admitted if a screening is rated Restricted, you are under the age of 17, and you choose not to bring a parent or guardian to the screening.

Age of Entrants - CD Contests

Compact Discs do not come with any age restrictions, but as an internal policy of ShowbizMonkeys.com, any giveaway for an album containing the "Not Suitable for Children" warning will not be given away to anyone under the age of 16. If you enter a contest for a CD with a warning attached on it, and are under the age of 16, your entry will be deleted.

Age of Entrants - Live Performance Contests

In the case of concerts and live comedy events, age restrictions vary venue to venue, and are sometimes dependent on the laws of the individual state or province. While we will try to list restrictions as we are made aware of them, it is the responsibility of the contest entrant to contact the performance venue to find out if the particular concert or event is All Ages, 18+, or 21+. We assume no responsibility if a venue has an age restriction and refuses admittance. As a tip, most bar/club shows are 18+, 19+, or 21+, while most other venues (arenas, concert halls, small music venues) have no age restrictions.