HILL’S® SCIENCE DIET® YOUNGER, LONGER SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
ELIGIBILITY:Only legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and D.C. who are eighteen (18) years of age or older are eligible to enter. Not open to employees, officers or directors --or to members of the immediate family or household of any employees of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. (“Sponsor”), or any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, dealers, retailers, resellers, or any advertising or promotion agencies involved in this Sweepstakes promotion (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”). Eligibility may be verified at any time. The YOUNGER, LONGER Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:The Sweepstakes begins on 8/26/2011 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on 12/31/2011 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sponsor’s database computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
DRAWING AND WINNER NOTIFICATION:Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing will be conducted by an independent judging organization, on or about 1/21/12. By entering, you agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and all decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The potential winner will be notified by telephone and/or mail and/or email using the contact information given at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. If a potential winner does not respond within fourteen (14) days after the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.
PRIZES/ODDS:Grand Prize (1 available): A four-day vacation for two (2) persons to the Canyon Ranch® spa resort located in Arizona or Massachusetts, location to be selected by the winner. Prize consists of roundtrip economy class air transportation for two between major airport nearest winner’s home and the selected Canyon Ranch® location; four (4) nights accommodations (double occupancy) at the Canyon Ranch® (standard room) with all services and meals included. Winner and travel guest must travel on the same itinerary, booked through Sponsor. Any travel guest must sign a liability release; if guest is a minor, release must be signed by a parent or legal guardian, who must also accompany the minor on the trip. If winner lives in vicinity of selected Canyon Ranch® location, ground transportation may be substituted for air. Trip must be completed by 10/31/2012. Winner is responsible for all expenses of trip not expressly listed above. Major credit card is required upon hotel check-in for any incidental charges. ARV of Grand Prize: Maximum of $15,382.00; actual value may vary depending on departure city and dates of travel. All travel and accommodations are subject to availability. Certain blackout dates may apply. In addition, the grand prize winner will also receive the following cat items: one (1) stainless steel cat drinking fountain (ARV $70), one (1) FURminator Deshedding Tool (ARV $50), one (1) window cat perch (ARV $32), one (1) Cat Scratching Platform (ARV $60) and one (1) automatic Litter Maid self-cleaning litter box (ARV $170).
First Prizes (11 available): A $250 Gift card to Spafinder.com (ARV $250), In addition, first prize winners will also receive the following cat items: one (1) Drinkwell Fountain (ARV $45); one (1) FURminator® deShedding Tool (ARV $50); and one (1) All-in-One Scratcher (ARV $25), Second Prizes (1100 available): A coupon good for one (1) free bag of Hill’s® Science Diet® Cat Age-Defying dry cat food (ARV $11.50 3.5 oz bag). Odds of winning any prize depend upon the number of entries.
No cash alternative or prize substitutions will be allowed, except as provided or in Sponsor’s discretion; Sponsor may award a substitute of comparable or greater value if any prize listed becomes unavailable for any reason. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes is open to over 100 million internet users in the United States.
GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS:Winners are responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with acceptance or use of any prize. Each potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”). If a winner is not of legal age of majority in his or her state of residence (a “minor”), at Sponsor’s option, the applicable prize either may be awarded in the name of parent or legal guardian of winner, or parent or legal guardian of winner may be required to ratify and sign all Prize Claim Documents.
GENERAL PROVISIONS:Acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation except where prohibited by law. Entrants (and any minor entrant’s parent or legal guardian) agree that the Sweepstakes Entities (A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or otherwise participating in the Sweepstakes, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures or delays. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due submissions or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant, any online entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account from which it was sent, provided such account holder must still meet the eligibility requirements for the Sweepstakes. The authorized account holder shall be the natural person to whom the applicable email address has been assigned by the Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other unintended circumstances have impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select winners in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries unaffected by the problem. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy in such circumstances.
Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim prizes in excess of the number of each type of prize set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s). Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy in such circumstances.
By entering, you further agree that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses. These Official Rules and any disputes relating hereto are governed by the internal laws of the State of Kansas without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. Any disputes will be heard exclusively in the state or federal courts in Kansas, and each entrant agrees and waives any objection to the jurisdiction of said courts.