FAQ


1) When is the Contest open?
The contest is open from 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (ET) on May 20 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on June 30, 2024.

2) Who is the Contest open to?
Legal residents of Canada including Quebec who are the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry.

3) What are the prizes?
There is only one Grand-Prize. The Grand-Prize consists of $6,000 CAD cash to cover the cost of flights to Italy, hotels for two and a VIP Ruffino vineyard tour in Italy valued at $1,000 CAD.

4) Why is Barilla offering this “Italian bucket list” Contest?
For the fourth consecutive year, Barilla Canada is celebrating its Italian roots during Italian Heritage Month. To assist Canadians in fulfilling their Italian bucket list aspirations, Barilla encourages them to stamp their Barilla Pastaport by sampling various dishes inspired by specific adventures on their Italian bucket list journey. Moreover, one fortunate winner will receive a $7,000 trip to Italy, allowing them to experience it all firsthand!  

5) How do I enter the Contest?
During the Contest Period, visit http://barillapastaport.ca and complete the online entry form by providing your first name, last name, email address, and postal code. By providing your email address and opting in via the checkbox, you are providing consent to receive email communications from Barilla Canada. In addition to providing the above information, you must attest to full compliance with the Official Rules and the Sponsors’ privacy policies. 

6) How can I earn Bonus Entries?
There are two (2) ways to earn bonus entries, and they can be combined in any way, up to five (5) bonus entries. Entrants may only submit ONE Receipt Upload Bonus Entry or one (1) Opt-In Bonus Entry per day during the Contest Period.

  • Receipt Upload Entry: Upload your receipt (up to 5) from an eligible Barilla pasta purchase(s) (between May 20 – June 30) to qualify. Take a picture of the entire receipt showing the Barilla product(s), the date of purchase, and the retailer, upload the receipt to the Contest Website and, using the dropdowns, select the retailer it was purchased from, and (one of) the Barilla product(s) purchased and click “SUBMIT”. Entrants will earn one (1) bonus entry per receipt upload and submission (regardless of how many Barilla products are uploaded on one receipt) into the grand prize drawing for submitting a valid Receipt Upload Bonus Entry. You can submit a bonus entry any time before contest closes. Please see the Official Rules for more guidance.
  • Alternate Bonus Entry: Visit BarillaPastaport.ca/amoe and tell us one thing you’d love to do or eat in Italy for to earn up to five bonus entries (one entry per submission – up to 5). You can submit a bonus entry any time before contest close. The bonus entry form will require entrants to provide their first name, last name, email address, and a 50-word, unique and original write-up on the topic: “One thing I’d love to do or eat in Italy” and click “SUBMIT”. Entrants will earn one (1) bonus entry into the grand prize drawing for submitting a valid Opt-In Bonus Entry. Bonus Entries must include all requested information (as stated above), and the email address submitted with the Opt-In Bonus Entry must match the email address submitted on the entrant’s Registration Entry to be considered valid. Please see the Official Rules for more guidance.


7) How can I ensure my receipt will be valid for bonus entry when I upload the photo?
Please double check that your purchase(s) were made in Canada within the contest period (May 20 – June 30) and are included on the list of eligible products within the Official Rules. Only one (1) Receipt Upload Bonus Entry will be accepted each day during the Contest Period and each receipt must include a purchase made during the Contest Period. Multiple receipts submitted for purchases made on the same day will not be accepted. The photo(s) of your receipt must include:

  • The line item showing the Barilla product(s) purchase
  • The date of purchase
  • The retailer

Please either ensure the photo of the FULL receipt is viewable (zoom out and crop photo as needed) OR you can upload TWO separate images, of the same receipt, to ensure all the above details are captured.

8) How many times can I enter?
Limit of one (1) submission per person during the Contest Period, exclusive of bonus entries. In total, six (6) entries can be submitted per person, inclusive of bonus entries. Entrants may only submit ONE Receipt Upload Bonus Entry or one (1) Opt-In Bonus Entry per day during the Contest Period.


9) How are the winners decided?
The potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing to be conducted at the Administrator’s or its designee’s offices once the contest is closed following June 30, 2024. This is done via special software that automates the process. 

10) When and how will the Grand Prize Winner be notified?
The Grand Prize Winner will be notified on or about July 4, 2024. The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by a designated representative of the Administrator at the email provided at the time of entry. The designated representative will make a minimum of two (2) attempts to contact the potential winner. The potential winner will be required to respond to the email notification and complete an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability / Publicity Release within seventy-two (72) hours of initial notification, otherwise, they may be disqualified, and an alternate winner will be randomly drawn for the prize. For more details, please see the Official Rules

11) Do I have to use the cash prize money towards a trip to Italy?
Of course, Barilla and its affiliates encourage you to use the cash prize to take the bucket list trip to Italy and experience your unique VIP vineyard tour in Tuscany worth $1,000 CAD, but you may do as you wish with the cash prize if it were awarded to you.

12) Why isn’t the link working for me?
If you have trouble viewing the link, please ensure that you are using a modern device and/or platform and/or browser. We suggest you try a hard-refresh (hold shift and click the refresh button) and clear your cookies. Beyond that, it’s possible that because of high traffic to the website, it may take a moment to load. Please be patient and try again later if you’re unable to access the website.

13) I think I'm having technical issues. What should I do?
If you encounter technical issues, start by updating your browser. Ensure that you have a modern version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari. You may also want to check your browser preferences section to make sure JavaScript is enabled.

14) Why does it say my email address is invalid?
Please ensure you have no spaces typed after your email address—this is usually the cause of this issue. Please also ensure that your email matches in both boxes where your email is required.

15) Who do I contact regarding an inquiry not listed here?
Please direct your requests to the contest or sweepstakes administrator by sending an email to [email protected]. Be sure to identify yourself by providing your full name and explain the request in as much detail as possible. The administrator will carefully review and assess each request and respond within a timely manner.

16) Why can’t I include my date of birth if it’s a mandatory field?
Please ensure you are updating the highlighted placeholders. These placeholders in the fields will be replaced by the numbers entered by the user. Ensure you enter the year first, followed by the month, and then the day to complete the birthdate. Please contact [email protected] if you have any further concerns or issues.

17) If I win, how do I plan and coordinate the trip to the vineyard with Ruffino wines?
A representative from Arterra wines will be provided to you once you have been confirmed a winner. When you choose to travel to Italy, you can get in touch with the Arterra representative who will help you plan the vineyard tour valued at $1,000 CAD.

Closes
June 30, 2024
Winner To Be Announced
July 2024
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of Canada, age of majority in their province or territory of residence at time of entry. Contest begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on 05/20/2024 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 06/30/2024. 1 Grand Prize available consisting of $6,000 CAD cash (to cover the cost of two flight tickets to Italy and hotel for 2) and a Ruffino VIP wine tour in Italy ($1,000 CAD value). Total ARV: $7,000.00 CAD. Entry form to be completed via website below; up to 5 bonus entries available, see Official Rules for details. Limit: 6 entries. Skill-testing question required. Sponsor Barilla Canada Inc. Visit https://barillapastaport.ca to enter and for full Official Rules.
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