1. Disclosure; Sweepstakes Period
No donation, purchase, or obligation of any kind is necessary to win. A donation or purchase will not increase your chances of winning. You have not yet won. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received. The All Animals magazine Kitten Sittin’ Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 27, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 28, 2019 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Entries must be received by October 28, 2019 to be eligible.
The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who, at the time of entry, are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the legal age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older. Employees and independent contractors of the Humane Society of the United States (the “HSUS”), Kitten Sittin’ LLC (“Prize Provider”), and their respective affiliates, and any other individual or entity involved in the development, promotion, or execution of the Sweepstakes, and the immediate family members and/or household members of each are not eligible. You must have access to the internet in order to enter or win. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these official sweepstakes rules (the “Official Rules”) and by the HSUS’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
3. To Enter
To enter the Sweepstakes, visit humanesociety.org/ kittensittin the “Sweepstakes Website”) during the Sweepstakes Period to access the electronic entry form (the “Entry Form”). Fill in all required information on the Entry Form, including your full name, address, phone number, and email address, and submit the Entry Form by clicking the button provided. If you complete and submit the Entry Form during the Sweepstakes Period and otherwise comply with these Official Rules, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (each hereinafter an “Entry,” and collectively, the “Entries”). Limit one (1) Entry per person per calendar day (the “Entry Limit”). All Entries received in excess of the Entry Limit will be disqualified. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain additional Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of scripts, macros, other automated entry software or programs, and/or other means or practices which subvert the entry process are prohibited, and all Entries received in such a manner will be disqualified. An Entry will also be disqualified if it is illegible, incomplete, if it fails to meet the required specifications, or if it is received before the Sweepstakes Period begins or after it ends.
4. How the Winner(s) Will Be Determined
Five (5) winners (each a “Winner” and collectively, the “Winners”) will be determined through a random drawing, conducted by the HSUS, of all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The drawing will take place on or about October 29, 2019. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received.
Each Winner will each receive one (1) $25 Petco® gift card (each a “Prize,” and collectively, the “Prizes”). The Prizes shall be awarded according to the terms and conditions set forth in §§ 6-7 below.
The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Prize is twenty-five dollars ($25 USD). The total ARV of all Prizes is one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125 USD).
6. Prize Terms and Restrictions
The Prizes are not transferable. No substitution of any Prize is permitted except at the sole discretion of both the HSUS and Prize Provider, and the HSUS and Prize Provider each reserve the right to substitute a Prize or any portion thereof with another prize of equal or greater value if such Prize becomes unavailable for any reason. No cash prize will be awarded. The actual retail value of a Prize may vary. A Winner will not receive the difference between the actual retail value of any Prize and the ARV. Any federal, state, or local taxes on a Prize and any expenses related to the acceptance and/or use of a Prize not specified herein as being awarded are the responsibility of the Winner of such Prize.
7. Winner Notification/Prize Claims
The Winners will be notified via phone and/or email by November 8, 2019. Each Winner will be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release, a W-9, and, where legal, a Publicity Release, all of which must be returned within thirty (30) days of attempted prize notification or the Prize will be forfeited and, at the HSUS’s sole discretion, may be awarded to an alternate Winner. In the event that a Winner is unable to accept a Prize, such Prize will be forfeited and, at the HSUS’s sole discretion, may be awarded to an alternate Winner. Further, in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, or if a Prize or a prize notification is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable, such Prize will be forfeited and, at the HSUS’s sole discretion, may be awarded to an alternate Winner. If a dispute arises as to the identity of a Winner, such Winner will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning Entry. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by the internet access provider, online service provider, internet service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
8. Additional Terms
By accepting a Prize, each Winner consents to the HSUS’s use of his or her name, likeness, voice, and/or biographical information for promotional and other purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
By accepting a Prize, each Winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules and agrees to release the HSUS, Prize Provider, and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives, and agents (“Releasees”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or the receipt, redemption, or use of any Prize, including any injuries or damages of any kind sustained in connection with the use, acceptance, possession, or awarding of any Prize.
9. Limitation of Liability
Releasees are not responsible for printing, typographical, human or other errors of any kind in any Sweepstakes-related materials or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, returned, postage due, separated, undelivered, incomplete, unintelligible, or illegible Entries. Releasees are also not responsible for malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer hardware, or software or other technical problems related to the Sweepstakes Website or any other website, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to any computer or computer equipment related to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes. Releasees make no warranty, representation, or guarantee, whether express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use of any Prize or any portion thereof.
If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or infection by computer viruses, bugs, or tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, actions of entrants, technical failures, or any other causes corrupt or infect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the HSUS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entry or entrant and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes and, at its sole discretion, award a prize from among all eligible non-suspect Entries validly received prior to the action requiring such modification. Persons found to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes, as determined solely by the HSUS, will be disqualified along with any and all associated Entries. Further, any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes Website may also be in violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the HSUS reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney’s fees) from any such individual to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that the Sweepstakes is governed only by the laws of the District of Columbia for the resolution of all claims and disputes (excluding any claims against or disputes involving parties other than the HSUS relating to any prize awarded in the Sweepstakes).
11.List of Winners
For the names of the Winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
All Animals Magazine
Attn: Mary Kay Williams, Advertising & Marketing Specialist
700 Professional Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Requests must be received by January 8, 2020.
The HSUS (1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037) is the sole sponsor of the Sweepstakes. Neither Prize Provider nor Petco® is a sponsor of the Sweepstakes.