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What are the rules and regulations for the "Surf Sweets Back-to-School Kit/Google Home" giveaway?

Surf Sweets “Back-to-School/Google Home” Giveaway

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS GIVEAWAY. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

These Official Rules govern the Back-to-School/Google Home Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) offered by Surf Sweets (“Sponsor”). Three prizes will be awarded, unless specified otherwise in the posts. Giveaway begins at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on August 14 and ends August 25 at 11:59 p.m. CT that same day (the “Giveaway Period”). This Giveaway shall be subject to these Official Rules and, by entering, all entrants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein. Any infraction of these rules will lead to the disqualification of the entry. 

To Enter: To enter, visit the Surf Sweets Facebook page and comment on the post at the top of the page. Entrant can comment as often as they would like on the post, but will only be considered once for the giveaway. Entrants can also only win this prize once. More comments will not increase the person’s chance of winning.

Entries generated by a script, computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means are void and may be disqualified. Entries that are in excess of the stated limits, incomplete, illegible, corrupted, damaged, destroyed, forged, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified from the Giveaway, at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Entries originating at any other website are not permitted and may be disqualified. All materials submitted become the property of Sponsor. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for Giveaway.

Eligibility: Giveaway entrants must be at least eighteen (18) years old. Employees, officers, directors and agents of Surf Sweets, and their respective affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling or child and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Giveaway is void in the state of Rhode Island, outside the continental United States, and where prohibited by law, regulation, statute or other appropriate authority, and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Sponsor reserves the right to verify all eligibility qualifications. All eligible individuals as defined herein are referred to as “Entrant”.

Drawing & Notification: One grand prize winner and two mini-prize winners will be selected by Surf Sweets the next business day following the Giveaway. All decisions of the Sponsor are final. The winners will be notified by Surf Sweets by sending them a private message on Facebook. Winners will be asked to send their shipping addresses. If the winners do not respond to the notification within 48 hours, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate will be chosen. Sponsor is not responsible for invalid mailing address entry. Winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (where legal) within five (5) days of the notification issuance date. Failure to return the documents and/or requested information, or the return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable, or if the winners are found to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received.

Prize: Prize consists of only those items specifically described as included in the prize in the blog post. All fees, federal, state and other taxes, costs and expenses relating to the use, acceptance and possession of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. Prizes will be fulfilled within 2-3 weeks after the conclusion of the Giveaway Period. All decisions of Sponsor are final.

Prize Restrictions:

Prizes are non-transferable, and no substitutions are allowed except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value, should the prize become unavailable for any reason. By accepting any prize, winners consent to use of his/her name or likeness for advertising/publicity purposes without further consideration, except where prohibited by law.

Prizes are awarded “as-is” with no warranty or guarantee of any kind either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Sponsor is not liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive or consequential loss or damage of any kind arising from or related to the prize or use of the prize. No substitution, assignment, or transfer of any portion of the prize is permitted, except that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide cash or substitute prizes of approximately equal or lesser value.

All expenses not specified above, including, without limitation, all federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the individual winners. Prizes may be awarded by mail or shipped to winner, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Income, and other taxes (if any), on the value of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. 

PrivacyExcept where prohibited, participation in the Giveaway constitutes Entrant’s consent that Sponsor may send information, samples or special offers it believes may be of interest to entrant about its publications or other complementary goods or services offered by Sponsor. Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at http://wholesomesweet.com/privacy-policy/

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process, or who otherwise violates these Official Rules.

Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate this Giveaway if it cannot be completed as planned due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures, other conditions beyond Sponsor’s control, or for any other reason at Sponsor’s sole discretion, and to select winners from eligible entries received on or before the termination date. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure to contact entrants, whether due to technical or human error. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an online entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the email account associated with the email submitted with the entry is registered.

By participating, Entrant agrees: (i) to be bound by these Official Rules; (ii) that any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Giveaway but, in no event, attorneys’ fees, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased, some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you; (iii) that Sponsor has the right to use Entrant’s first name, last name, and city and state on Sponsor’s website and in any and all publicity and advertising for Sponsor without any further attribution, notification or compensation to participant except where prohibited by law; (iv) to be contacted by Sponsor by public announcement, telephone, mail or email regarding this Giveaway; (v) to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its agents for any liability, damages, loss or injury resulting from participation in this Giveaway or the acceptance, possession, shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize provided in this Giveaway; and (vi) that Texas shall apply exclusively to the Giveaway and that any dispute with respect to the Giveaway shall be resolved in either the federal or state courts located in the State of Texas, without regard to choice of law rules. Entrants and prize recipients assume sole liability for injuries, including personal injuries and/or damage to person or property, caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this Giveaway or the acceptance, possession, shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize provided.

 

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ENTRANTS TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY MAY BE A VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND TO DISQUALIFY THE ENTRANT FROM THE GIVEAWAY.

Sponsor: Surf Sweets, 3456 North Ridge Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004.

For questions, please send a private message to Surf Sweets at info@surfsweets.com

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Disclaimer

This Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Giveaway will be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook.