NeoPets' Plushie Giveaway Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. All entries become property of NeoPets, Inc. The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are over the age of 5 at time of entry and who are registered users of Neopets.com prior to entry. Sweepstakes not open to employees or the immediate family members of individuals employed by NeoPets, Inc., National Sweepstakes Company ("NSC") an independent judging organization, their parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, cable affiliates, licensees, advertising and promotional agencies, printing agents or any other sponsors (collectively "Sponsors"), or those who have won a grand prize in any NeoPets, Inc. sweepstakes in the previous twelve (12) months. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned except as herein described. Entry into this Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's (or their parent or legal guardian) agreement to sign any and all legal documents which Sponsors may require.
Sweepstakes commences 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) December 20, 2007 and ends 12:01 a.m. (PT) January 31, 2008 ("Promotional Period"). The Sweepstakes will run for six consecutive weeks.
Visit Neopets.com and complete the Sweepstakes registration form available during the Promotional Period. All entrants under the age of 13 must have his/her parent's or guardian's permission to enter. Use of a profane username or the submission of false or misleading personal information by an entrant will be grounds for disqualification. Sponsors retain sole discretion to determine whether entry information is profane, false, or misleading. Entries are limited to one (1) entry per Neopets user name per calendar day.
There will be six (6) weekly drawings held during the Promotional Period, each associated with a specific entry period in which all entries must be received at www.neopets.com by the last day of that particular entry period. The six (6) entry periods and drawing dates are:
| ||ENTRY PERIOD||Drawing Date|
|First||12:01 a.m. PT 12/20/07 through 11:59 p.m. PT 12/26/07||1/3/08|
|Second||12:00 a.m. PT 12/27/07 through 11:59 p.m. PT 1/2/08||1/10/08|
|Third||12:01 a.m. PT 1/3/07 through 11:59 p.m. PT 1/9/08||1/17/08|
|Fourth||12:01 a.m. PT 1/10/08 through 11:59 p.m. PT 1/16/08||1/24/08|
|Fifth||12:01 a.m. PT 1/17/08 through 11:59 p.m. PT 1/23/08||1/31/08|
|Sixth||12:01 a.m. PT 1/24/08 through 11:59 p.m. PT 1/30/08||2/7/08|
OPT OUT: The parent and/or legal guardian of each entrant under the age of 13 will be sent a notification e-mail upon electronic submission of the online entry form confirming entry into the Sweepstakes and providing the option to withdraw the entry. If the option to withdraw is not exercised within the time period indicated on such notice, the entry will be deemed submitted.
The concept of the Sweepstakes is as follows:
NSC will select at random one thousand (1,000) potential winners each week ("Weekly Winners"). Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries during the Promotional Period. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during each week. Limit one (1) weekly prize per individual/household. NSC will begin notifying winners via email within 2 to 4 business days of each drawing.
On Feburary 7, 2008, NSC will select a Grand Prize winner from all entries received during the Promotional Period. All Weekly Winners are eligible to win the Grand Prize.
The prize(ing) is as follows:
Weekly Prizes: 1,000 Weekly Prizes of a Neopets Plushie with an approximate retail value ("ARV") of $6.99 will be awarded. A total of 6,000 Weekly Prizes will be awarded. Total ARV of all Weekly Prizes: $41,940.00.
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive 12 different Neopets Plushies of Sponsors' sole discretion with an ARV of $83.88.
Total ARV of all Prizes is $42,023.88.
Winner Notification and Qualification:
Potential Winners: Following the drawing, NSC will attempt to contact each Potential Winner via email. Each Potential Winner (or their parent or legal guardian) must respond to NSC by email within five (5) business days of NSC's notification. If Potential Winner fails to respond within stated time period, that Potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Potential Winner will be selected at random from among all of the remaining eligible entries.
All prizes are non-transferable, can not be returned and have no cash equivalent. Grand Prize may be considered taxable as income and will be awarded in the name of the Grand Prize winner's parent or legal guardian. Substitution of prizes by winners is prohibited. Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to substitute any prize with a prize of comparable value.
In order for a Potential Winner to be declared an Official Winner, he/she (or his/her parent or legal guardian) must prove eligibility to Sponsors' satisfaction within five (5) days. In addition, all Winners release Sponsors from any and all liability, claims, demands and causes of action for personal injury and/or damage, theft, or loss suffered in connection with this Sweepstakes, or the use or acceptance of the prize or any portion thereof to be eligible for the Prize; and (ii) where permitted by law, grant Sponsors the right to use his or her name, voice and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation. Noncompliance with the above noted requirements will result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate Winner. Prize will not be awarded until such requirements are met.
Upon receipt of a Prize, the Official Winner (or their parent or legal guardian) is required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and is solely responsible for all matters relating to the Prize, including, but not limited to, all applicable federal, state and local taxes that may become due with respect to the Prize. In the event, (i) a Winner chooses not to accept his/her prize, (ii) does not comply with these Official Rules, (iii) Sponsors are unable to contact such Winner, or (iv) notification of Prize is returned as undeliverable, Prize will be forfeited in its entirety and awarded to an alternate Winner randomly selected from all of the remaining entries.
By entering and participating, participants (and their parent or legal guardian) acknowledge compliance with these official rules including all eligibility requirements and agree to be bound by them and the decisions of the Sponsors, which are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Furthermore, participants agree to release Sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.
- Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any web site associated therewith; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS AND THEIR DESIGNEES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
For a list of winner's name and/or a copy of these rules, send a stamped, self addressed envelope to:
P.O. Box 10263
Glendale, CA 91209-3060
Attn: NeoPets Sweepstakes Team
All requests for list of winners or a copy of these rules must be received by February 29, 2008
National Sweepstakes Co., 693 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
NeoPets, Inc., P.O. Box 10263, Glendale, CA 91209-3060
Jakks Pacific, Inc., 22619 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265.