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Plow & Hearth® Sleeping Pet Photo Contest Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

 

1.  Promotion Description: The ‘Sleeping Pet Photo Contest’ ("Contest") begins on 11/10/2016 at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time (US & Canada)) and ends on 11/24/2016 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada)) (the "Promotion Period"). By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Plow & Hearth® ("Sponsor"), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Contest. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Contest.

 

2.  Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the continental United States who are of eighteen (18) years of age or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (collectively, the "Promotion Entities"), and members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to enter the Contest or win a prize.

 

3.  How to Enter: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Go to Plow & Hearth Sleeping Pet Photo Contest during the Promotion Period to enter the Contest.

 

Fill out the entry form and submit a photo of your sleeping pet. Photo must be in either .jpeg or .gif format. Photo file size cannot exceed 5 megabytes.

 

All entries must be submitted online, and must be received within the Promotion Period. Entrants who do not upload an image or who provide an incomplete entry form will be disqualified.

 

ONLY ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD/ENTRANT WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

Mail-in entries will not be accepted. Only self-entries will be accepted. False or deceptive entries or acts may render an entrant ineligible. Entrants agree to grant Plow & Hearth the right without obligation, unless prohibited by law, to use the contents of your entry, your name, voice, picture and likeness, without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing all matters related to the Contest in any medium, throughout the world in perpetuity. Plow & Hearth reserves the right to request and require additional information from the entrant and have their information verified.

 

By entering your email address, you agree to receive special offers and discounts from Plow & Hearth, our affiliated brands, and selected third parties; you also agree to our Terms & Conditions and you also agree to receive product-related emails, special offers and discounts from us, our affiliated brands and selected third parties from which you can unsubscribe at any time. Collected information will not be shared with any third party and complies with our stated Privacy Policy. Plow & Hearth Terms & Conditions apply.

 

Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the entrant. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/Contest subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant's Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor's database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Contest.

 

6.   Selection of Finalists: Once the deadline for entries has passed, a judging panel comprised of Plow & Hearth representatives will review all eligible entries. Judgment will be based on the uniqueness of the sleeping pet’s position and the humor surrounding the sleeping pet’s expression.  

 

The three (2) entrants whose photographs best meet the above criteria as agreed upon by the judging panel will be declared the "Finalists.”

7.   Finalists Notification: On Friday, November 25, 2016, Plow & Hearth will notify the two Finalists by email. If a selected Finalist is not eligible, declines, cannot be contacted, or does not respond by 11:59AM EST on Monday, November 28, 2016, Finalist status will be forfeited, and Finalist status may be awarded to another entrant who best fulfills the eligibility criteria.

 

8.  Selection of Winner: Once the two Finalists have been chosen, Plow & Hearth will post the photo for each Finalist on Plow & Hearth’s Facebook page from Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11:59AM EST until Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:59AM EST (the "Voting Period"). Plow & Hearth will notify customers and Facebook followers via email and Facebook posts that the Voting Period is open. Voters will be asked to view the three selected Finalists’ entries and place 1 (one) vote measured by a “Like” for the Finalist entry they believe best meets the contest criteria.

Limit one (1) vote per Facebook account.

 

The Finalist who receives the most votes during the Voting Period will be deemed the Winner, subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these rules.

 

The Winner will be announced on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

 

4.  Prize: One (1) winner will choose from (1) Dog Prize Package (approximate retail value or "ARV": $429.75) or (1) Cat Prize Package (ARV: $419.75). Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor's good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

 

Prize will only be awarded and/or shipped to addresses within thirty (30) days. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.

 

9.  Release: By receipt of any Contest prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, franchisees, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, vendors, contractors and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

 

11.  Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, now known or subsequently created, without further payment or consideration.

 

12. General Conditions: 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 beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. 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 these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. 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, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages 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.

 

13. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or other means; (2) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (3) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (4) any injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously lost, or otherwise destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest provided if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, in their sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

 

14. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court in and for the Eastern District of Virginia or the appropriate Virginia State Court; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Virginia. Entrants hereby consent to jurisdiction in the state of Virginia and agree such jurisdiction is the most appropriate and convenient for resolution of disputes related to this Contest.

 

15. Contest Results: For Contest results and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Plow & Hearth Sleeping Pet Photo Contest Winners/Rules”, c/o Plow & Hearth, 7021 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison, VA 22727. Requests for winners list must be received by June 1, 2017. © 2016 Plow & Hearth, LLC All Rights Reserved.

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