THE MINDFUL BY SODEXO SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
ELIGIBILITY: The “Mindful by Sodexo Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, age 18 or older at time of entry. Residents of Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions, Canada and all other countries, territories or possessions, and overseas military installations are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Rodale Inc. (the “Sponsor”), Sodexo Operations, LLC (“Sodexo”), Ventura Associates International LLC (the “Administrator”), and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other individual or company involved in the development or execution of the Sweepstakes (“Released Parties”), and members of their immediate families (parent, child, sibling and the respective spouses of the employees and all of the aforementioned) of same households of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Sweepstakes governed by U.S. law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
ENTRY PERIOD & HOW TO QUALIFY FOR A WEEKLY PRIZE DRAWING: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on January 19, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on December 27, 2015 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”). Sweepstakes Entry Period consists of forty nine (49) Weekly Entry Periods. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “Week Entry Period” commences on Monday at 12:00:00 A.M. ET and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on the succeeding Sunday. Entries from each Weekly Entry Period will not “roll-over” into subsequent Weekly Prize Drawings. If no eligible entries are received for a given Weekly Drawing, that week’s prize will not be awarded.
PRIZES: One (1) $100.00 Gift Card will be awarded per Weekly Prize Drawing. The maximum value if all prizes are claimed: $4,900.00. Limit one (1) prize per person/household. At the Sponsor’s sole discretion, winner will receive a Visa or American Express Gift Card. Gift Card is not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift Card usage subject to the complete terms and conditions listed on the redemption instructions provided to winner.
ODDS: Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries received during each Weekly Entry Period.
WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: Each winner will be determined via a random drawing which will be conducted within ten (10) days after the conclusion of each Weekly Entry Period. Each Weekly Prize Drawing will be conducted by Administrator, an independent judging organization (“judges”) whose decisions are final and binding. Each winner will be required to submit a Declaration of Eligibility/Liability and a Publicity Release (collectively the “Declaration”) which must be completed, manually signed and witnessed by a non-family member and returned to Sponsor or its designated agent within five (5) days) of deployment of Declaration. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner’s parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute and return Declaration on minor’s behalf. If a Declaration is not returned within the specified time period, or if a Declaration or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if the winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, or if a winner cannot accept the prize for any reason, then the winner will automatically forfeit all rights to the prize and, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate winner may be selected from among all eligible entries received for the Entry Period the forfeited entry originated. Each prize cannot be redeemed for cash and is non-assignable or transferable except to a surviving spouse. No substitutions are permitted. Winners are responsible for all taxes associated with winning prize (if any). Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winners’ sole responsibility. If an eligible winner is employed by an employer who limits the monetary value or quantity of prizes its employees can win and/or accumulate, the prize awarded to such winner, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be limited to the maximum amount or quantity permitted by the employment policy of such winner’s employer. Each prize will be awarded within thirty (30) days after receipt and verification of completed Declaration. Entry and acceptance of prize constitutes permission of Sponsor and/or Sodexo to use each winner’s name, prize won, hometown and likeness for purposes of administering the Sweepstakes and advertising, promotion and publicity in connection with the Sweepstakes in any and all media (including online posting) without additional compensation, notification or permission, except to the extent prohibited by law.
RELEASES: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and the Sponsor, and release the Sponsor, Administrator, Sodexo, Released Parties, Facebook and their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance and use or misuse of any prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prizes.
Released Parties (as defined above) are not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, transaction processing, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, phone lines, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof; or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s cell phone or computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Sweepstakes, human processing error, or otherwise. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and/or the judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right to (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw an affected method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted, (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select the winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.
Legal Warning: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN individual, whether or not an ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, destroy, tamper or vandalize OR interfere with the OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS and THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES and diligently pursue all remedies against ANY SUCH individual TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
ARBITRATION: As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action and shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association; and (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees.
WINNERS’ LIST: For a list of winners (available after January 30, 2016) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 30, 2016 to: 2015 Mindful by Sodexo Sweepstakes Winners, c/o: Customer Service (DE-ROD5338), Ventura Associates International LLC, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 650, New York, NY 10165.
SPONSOR: Rodale Inc., 733 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017-3204.
ADMINISTRATOR: Ventura Associates International LLC, 60 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10165.
This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, nor is Facebook associated with the Sweepstakes in any way. You understand that you are providing information to Rodale Inc. and not to Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor and not to Facebook. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. The information you provide will only be used for a manner consistent with these Official Rules and with the Sponsor’s and/or Sodexo’s privacy policies.
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