The Freebies4Mom & Purina #MyEverydayChamp Twitter Party Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.
A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE AN ENTRANT’S CHANCES OF
OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS, RESIDING IN THE 50 UNITED STATES
AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 OR OLDER AS OF DATE OF ENTRY.
INTERNET ACCESS AND TWITTER ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED.
THE POTENTIAL WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY A PUBLIC MENTION ON
TWITTER AND ARE REQUIRED TO RESPOND TO INITIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION
FROM THE HOST BY REPLYING TO THE DIRECT MESSAGE OR MENTION FROM
THE HOST WITHIN FIVE (5) MINUTES. EACH WINNER MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED
TO EXECUTE PRIZE ACCEPTANCE DOCUMENTS AND RETURN THEM WITHIN
SEVEN (7) DAYS FROM DATE OF ISSUANCE OF NOTIFICATION, AS MORE FULLY
BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A
CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT
LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR,
THE ADMINISTRATOR, THE HOSTS (DEFINED BELOW), PETCO AND TWITTER
FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES. THIS
CONTRACT ALSO REQUIRES YOU TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE THROUGH
BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO
PARTICIPATE IN A CLASSACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASSWIDE ARBITRATION.
The Freebies4Mom & Purina #MyEverydayChamp Twitter Party Sweepstakes (the
“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (“Sponsor”) and hosted by
Lunchbox (the “Administrator”) as well as Heather @Freebies4Mom from Freebies4Mom
http://freebies4mom.com and her cohosts @lomargie and @thesimpleparent (“Hosts”).
1. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 11:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 and ends at 12:00 p.m. “Noon” CT on Wednesday, March
23, 2016 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Administrator’s clock will be the official
timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.
2. Eligibility: Open only to legal residents of any one (1) of the fifty (50) United States and
the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.
If a participant is eligible in his or her state of residence to enter as a minor, his or her
parent or legal guardian agrees to these Official Rules along with and on behalf of the
minor child. All rights and responsibilities of the minor under the Official Rules are
conferred and assumed respectively by the minor’s parent or legal guardian in
representation of the minor. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, Administrator,
Hosts, Petco, their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, divisions, and advertising,
promotional and judging agencies, and each of their respective immediate family
members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and each of their spouses) and/or those
living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate or win. All federal,
state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winner. Void where prohibited by law.
Subject to all federal, state and local laws.
3. How To Enter: To enter, each participant (“Participant”) must RSVP to the party on the
Freebies4Mom blog by visiting http://freebies4mom.com/, navigating to the
#MyEverydayChamp Twitter Party post, and entering their name, Twitter URL and email
into the widget on the page to receive one (1) entry (the “Entry”) into the Sweepstakes.
During the Sweepstakes Period, @Freebies4Mom, @lomargie and @thesimpleparent
will tweet about your pets, pet tricks, and pet food. To participate, a Participant must
become a @Freebies4Mom, @lomargie and @thesimpleparent follower on Twitter (if
not one already) and accept @Freebies4Mom, @lomargie and @thesimpleparent tweets
and direct messages, then join the conversation by tweeting and including the hashtag
#MyEverydayChamp (the “Tweet.”) The limit on the entire Tweet submission is 140
characters, including the hashtag. If Participant is a first time visitor to Twitter,
Participant will be prompted to complete the onscreen registration form which is free.
Registration is a onetime requirement. If Participant is a returning visitor, Participant
will be prompted to login using Participant’s email address.
One Entry per person.Any Tweet or portion thereof that is, in the Sponsor’s sole
discretion, inconsistent with Sponsor’s image, offensive, obscene, profane, lewd,
defamatory, contains any proper names, third party materials, or otherwise violates or
infringes (or may infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand
(other than Purina or Petco) or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased
(including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or
entity, or is otherwise objectionable, will not be accepted and may disqualify the
Participant from further participation in the Sweepstakes.
All Entries must be completed and submitted by “Noon” CT on Wednesday, March 23,
2016. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by Participants’ online service
provider will apply.
All Participants must have a valid email address. All Entries become the sole and
exclusive property of the Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or
returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid,
unintelligible, postagedue, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which
will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or
electronic. Only fully completed Entries forms are eligible. Proof of submission of Entry
will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.
4. Sweepstakes Random Drawing/Odds and Winner Notification:During the
Sweepstakes Period, the Hosts will select an Entry in a random drawing and check the
listed Twitter URL to verify the entrant is a Participant in the Twitter Chat and has
tweeted with the hashtag #MyEverydayChamp. Five (5) Winners will be selected at
various times throughout the Sweepstakes Period from among all Entries received at that
time. The odds of winning a Sweepstakes Prize depends on the number of eligible Entries
received. The random drawing will be conducted by the Hosts, whose decisions are final
on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winners will be notified via a public
@mention on Twitter and will be required to respond to the initial prize notification by
replying to the Host’s @mention or Direct Message within five (5) minutes or the prize
will be forfeited and a new winner may be chosen. Unclaimed Prizes may go unawarded.
5. Prizes and Approximate Retail Values(“ARVs”): Grand Prize (5):A $50 Petco gift
card (ARV $50)
Total ARV of all prizes offered is ~$250. Gift cards subject to restrictions and expiration
dates may apply. All prize components are subject to availability. Limit one (1) Prize per
person. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the
Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event
the prize (or portion of prize) is unavailable. Please allow 68 weeks for prizes to be
6. Release:Prize Winners and all Entrants, as a condition of entry into the Sweepstakes,
agree to release Sponsor, Administrator, Hosts, Twitter, Petco, and each of their
respective agencies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies and each of their
respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees, agents, assigns, and all
others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively
the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any
kind whatsoever for any bodily injury, loss or damages of any kind to persons, including
death, and property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Entry creation,
the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, if applicable or participation in the
Sweepstakes or participation in any Sweepstakes or related activity, or the receipt,
ownership or use of prize awarded or any typographical or other error in these Official
Rules or the announcement or offering of any prize. Acceptance of prize constitutes
permission for the Released Parties to use winner’s name and likeness for promotional
purposes (including any possible public relations opportunities) without further
compensation except where prohibited by law. By participating in the Sweepstakes,
entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which
are final and binding in all respects. You hereby represent and warrant that you have read
these Official Rules and are fully familiar with its contents. Entries generated by script or
bot are not eligible. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees that: 1)
under no circumstance will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant
hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other
damages, other than for outofpocket 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 3) any and all claims, judgments, and
award shall be limited to actual outofpocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’
7. DISPUTES, ARBITRATION:THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND
WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAW
PRINCIPLES. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM BROUGHT BY AN ENTRANT
IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL
OUTOFPOCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10 US),
AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ENTRANT BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER
PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES,
INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF
BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK
INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
Except where prohibited by law, any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action
between an Entrant and any Released Party arising out of or connected with this
Sweepstakes or any Prize awarded, or the determination of a Prize Winner, must be
resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action or classwide arbitration.
Except for disputes where a Released Party is seeking a preliminary injunction, any and
all disputes and claims relating to this Sweepstakes must be resolved by submission to
individual arbitration under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American
Arbitration Association and, by entering the Sweepstakes, all Entrants expressly waive
the right to trial by jury. The arbitration must be conducted in Los Angeles County,
California, in the English language, and before three arbitrators appointed in accordance
with the Commercial Arbitration Rules. Each party agrees to and will pay onehalf of the
costs of the arbitration, and Entrant will be responsible for his or her own attorney’s fees.
Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court having
jurisdiction thereof. Any provision of applicable law notwithstanding, the arbitrators will
not have authority to award punitive, exemplary, consequential or incidental damages.
Any dispute, claims, and arbitration proceedings must at all times be kept confidential,
except to the extent necessary to enforce or collect the arbitration award or except as the
parties agree in writing. Each Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity relating to
the arbitration provision of these Official Rules must be filed only in the state or federal
courts located in Los Angeles County, California, and hereby consents and submits to the
personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
8. Additional Terms: Limitations: Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to
be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any attempted form of entry other than as set forth in
Section 3 above is prohibited; no automatic, programmed; robotic or similar means of
entry are permitted. Use of any automatic means to enter the Sweepstakes is prohibited.
Any attempt by any Participants to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using
multiple/different email addresses, Twitter accounts, identities, registrations and logins,
or any other methods will void such entries and that Participant may be disqualified.
Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by Participants’ online service may
apply. If Participant makes or receives “Tweets” on Participant’s mobile phone, standard
data usage or messaging rates will apply. In order to participate in the Sweepstakes
without receiving “Tweets” on Participant’s mobile phone, Participant must deactivate
Participant’s mobile phone from Participant’s Twitter account. In the event of a dispute as
to any Participant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register
with Twitter will be deemed to be the Participant. Potential winner may be required to
show proof of being the authorized account holder of the email address/Twitter account
associated with the entry. Proof of entering information via the entry site does not
constitute proof of delivery or receipt of such information. Sponsor and/or its agencies
are not responsible for the failure of any Tweet to be received by Sponsor including
without limitation, whether or not on account of technical problems or congestion on the
Internet or at the entry site. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to
disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the
operation of the Sweepstakes; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or
disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the
Sweepstakes 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. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not
capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering,
unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the
which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct
of the Sweepstakes, then the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel the
Sweepstakes. In such case, Sponsor will select the winners from all eligible entries
received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor, its
affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for
technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or
failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or ISP
availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or
inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete,
garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to
enter the Sweepstakes, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other
person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or
downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole
discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with
the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or web site. Sponsor may prohibit
an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole
discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate
operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing
practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy,
abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE
ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE
SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND
SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST
EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
9. Use of Data:Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy
10. Winners List: For the names of the Prize winners, available after 4/4/16, send a stamped,
selfaddressed envelope by 7/4/16, to: The Freebies4Mom & Purina
#MyEverydayChamp Twitter Party Sweepstakes Winners List, 2920 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064.
11. Sponsor/Administrator: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Nestlé Purina PetCare
Company, PO Box 1326, WilkesBarre PA 18703. The Administrator of the Sweepstakes
is Lunchbox LLC, 2920 S Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064.
Entrants specifically release Sponsor, Administrator, Hosts, Petco and Twitter from any and all
liability associated with this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of the Prize.
Twitter is not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes and is not involved in any way other than as the
medium through which this Sweepstakes is conducted.