“iMeet iCarly Sweepstakes”
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. MANY WILL ENTER, FEW WILL WIN. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Grand prize winner and his/her guests must possess U.S. government approved travel documents prior to being awarded of the Grand Prize.
Build-A-Bear Workshops, Inc., MTV Networks (“Sponsors”), National Sweepstakes Company (“NSC”), all prize providers associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective affiliates, parent, and subsidiary companies, and their advertising, production and promotion agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, and members of their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of their households (whether related or not) and those winners who have won a grand prize in any Sponsor related sweepstakes/promotion in the twelve (12) months prior to the start of the Sweepstakes Period are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Eligibility will be determined by Sponsor and/or its agent in its/their sole discretion. Sponsors and NSC shall hereinafter be referred to collectively as “Sweepstakes Entities”.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on 1/22/10 and ends on 2/16/10.
ELIGIBILITY: To enter the Sweepstakes you must be (i) a legal resident of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States, Alaska, Puerto Rico or the District of Columbia (the "Eligibility Area") and (ii) between the ages of eight (8) and seventeen (17) years of age at the time of entry (“Participant”).
Please note the following stores are not participating in the promotion:
Make Your Own Screech™ by Build-A-Bear Workshop®
Make Your Own Gapper™ by Build-A-Bear Workshop®
Great American Ball Park™
Make Your Own Phanatic™ by Build-A-Bear Workshop®
Citizens Bank Park™
Make Your Own Lou Seal™ by Build-A-Bear Workshop®
San Francisco, CA
Make Your Own Fredbird™ by Build-A-Bear Workshop®
St. Louis, MO
Build-A-Dino® by Build-A-Bear Workshop®
Operated by and located within T-REX Café™ located in the Legends of West Village
Kansas City, KS
All Build-A-Bear Workshop® at Rainforest Cafe® locations
HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter: Either obtain and complete an official entry form at any participating Build-A-Bear Workshop store while supplies and deposit it in the specially marked entry box at the participating store OR send in a 3 ½ X 5 post card with your first and last name, complete address, daytime phone number including area code, email address and date of birth and mail either form of entry to:
iMeet iCarly Sweepstakes
PO Box 10368
Rochester, NY 14610
Parent or legal guardian of entrant who is a minor in the state in which they reside (“Minor”) must provide signature on entry evidencing permission for Minor’s entry in the Sweepstakes. An entry received from an entrant who is a Minor but does not provide the consent of their parent or legal guardian will not be eligible to enter or win.
Entries which are illegible, incomplete, sent via fax or printed by machine or otherwise mechanically reproduced are void. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, un/misdelivered, illegible, incomplete, or stolen entries. Entries become the property of Sweepstakes Entities and will not be acknowledged or returned except as indicated herein. By entering, entrants and their parents/legal guardians acknowledge compliance with these rules including eligibility requirements.
Entry must be submitted in accordance with these official rules during the Sweepstakes Period. Any incomplete entry will be disqualified. All store entries must be deposited by each participating store’s close of business on 2/16/2010. All mail entries must be postmarked by 2/16/2010 and received by 2/23/2010. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: NSC will conduct a random drawing, selecting potential winners (each a “Potential Winner”) on or about 3/02/10 from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Potential Winners will be notified on or about 3/9/10 by telephone or email at the telephone number or email address provided in the Entry. Odds of winning a prize depends on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. If a Potential Winner cannot be contacted within three (3) business days of NSC’s first attempt, such Potential Winner and Entry will be disqualified and another Potential Winner will be selected from the remaining eligible Entries received.
PRIZING: Grand Prize (1): Grand Prize Winner and up to three (3) guests (one of which must be the parent or legal guardian of Grand Prize Winner) (collectively “Guests”) will be flown for a three (3) day/two (2) night trip to Los Angeles (the “Trip Package”). Each of the Guests who are under the age of twenty-one (21) must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian. Trip Package includes (i) round-trip coach airfare for up to four (4) from the major airport nearest to Grand Prize Winner’s home to Los Angeles, CA (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,500.00), (ii) standard hotel accommodations of Sponsor’s choice for two (2) nights (quad occupancy) (ARV: $500.00), (iii) a chance for the winner to make an iCarly Bear at a Sponsor chosen Build-A-Bear Workshop store which will be autographed by members of the iCarly cast (ARV: $22.00), and (iv) a stretch limo to/from the iCarly set (ARV: $778.00) for a meet and greet with one (1) or more members of the cast and a photo opportunity, a tour of the iCarly set, and attendance at a rehearsal or taping of the iCarly show (all of which are subject to talent availability and production schedule). Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. ARV of Grand Prize may vary depending on point of departure, travel dates and fare/rate fluctuations. Any person that participates in the Trip Package that is not deemed to be a Guest must pay his/her own expenses.
Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guests must be able to travel to Los Angeles in June or July 2010. Exact dates of travel to be determined at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
The Trip Package is subject to certain restrictions. All meals, ground transportation and incidentals not described herein and incurred by Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guests will be the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner and/or his/her Guests.
If Grand Prize Winner resides within a sixty (60) mile radius of Los Angeles, CA (a “local resident”), in lieu of the round trip air transportation portion of the Trip Package, Grand Prize Winner and Guests will receive round-trip limousine transportation of Sponsor’s choice for Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guests from Grand Prize Winner’s residence to the hotel. No compensation will be awarded in lieu of the difference in the ARV for the Grand Prize for a local resident and the ARV for the Grand Prize who is not a local resident.
Total ARV of Grand Prize: $2,800.00.
Secondary Prizing: 100 iCarly Bears (ARV: $22.00 each). Prize value cannot be applied to Guest Build-A-Bear Workshop Stuff Fur Stuff® club account.
Total ARV of all Secondary Prizing: $2,200.00.
Total ARV of all Prizing: $5,000.00
GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS/RESTRICTIONS: Grand Prize Winner, and his/her Guests must possess United States approved travel documents and be willing to sign any other legal documents required by Sponsor or NSC and travel on the same itinerary. Exact travel times and arrangements are subject to availability and blackout periods. Travel must be completed on a date to be provided by Sponsor. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions, or any act or omission whatsoever with respect to the Trip Package. Except as indicated in the Trip Package, all meals, taxes, gratuities, travel insurance, bag check fees, parking fees, laundry service, food, alcoholic beverages, incidentals (including mini-bar), phone charges, merchandise, souvenirs and other expenses not specifically identified in these Official Rules are solely the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner and Guests. Grand Prize Winner and Guests must comply with all hotel check-in requirements, including but not limited to the presentation of a major credit card.
Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any mechanical difficulties or failure connected with the Grand Prize, or any act or omission whatsoever. No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for the Grand Prize is allowed except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute a Grand Prize or Grand Prize component with a prize of equal or greater value if a prize component cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Trip Package is non-transferable and may not be given, bartered, substituted, sold, or exchanged for cash or another prize. Unused components of the Trip Package have no redeemable cash value. All airline tickets issued in connection with the Trip Package are not eligible for frequent flyer miles. Airline tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer.
In the event that a Potential Winner chooses not to accept his/her prize, or is unable to be notified, an alternate Potential Winner will be randomly selected from all of the remaining eligible Entries. If the Grand Prize Winner elects to travel or partake in the Trip Package with less than three (3) Guests, no additional compensation will be awarded. Air transportation and hotel accommodations must be taken together and cannot be taken separately. No changes will be made to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All airline tickets issued in conjunction with Trip Package are not eligible for upgrades. Lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates or similar items once they are in the Grand Prize Winner’s possession, will not be replaced. Travel is subject to capacity controls, availability, blackout dates and certain other restrictions, all of which are subject to change. Travel must be roundtrip. No stopovers are permitted on tickets issued as the Trip Package. If a stopover occurs, the Trip Package will terminate and Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guests will be responsible for full fare which will be charged from the stopover point for the remaining trip segment(s), including the return. Airline and flight itinerary will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Any unclaimed and/or unused Trip Package or element thereof will be forfeited by and will remain the property of Sponsor. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and those set forth by Sponsor’s air travel prize supplier, as detailed in the passenger ticket contract issued by such supplier. In the event the Grand Prize Winner and/or any of his or her Guests engage in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip or other applicable experience early, in whole or in part, and send the Grand Prize Winner and/or his or her Guests home with no further compensation.
SWEEPSTAKES CONDITIONS: By submitting an Entry, each Participant (whether declared an Official Winner or not) agrees (and agree to affirm such in writing) to (i) abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes which decisions are final and binding in all respects, (ii) waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules, (iii) forever and irrevocably release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (the “Released Parties”) from any liability, claims, demands, and cause of action from personal injury, loss or damage, including death, or property damage, theft, or loss suffered or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or the use, misuse or acceptance or possession of the Grand Prize or any portion thereof, or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity; (iv) grant Sponsor (where permitted by law) the right to use their name, address (city and state only), and biographical information on a worldwide basis, in all forms of media, in perpetuity and for advertising or promotional purposes without review or further compensation and, (v) warrant and represent that the use of the materials submitted in this Sweepstakes will not violate the rights of any third parties. Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor’s positive image, as determined by Sponsor and NSC in their sole discretion. Any materials containing obscenity, crude language, or descriptions of a violent or sexual nature (as defined solely by the Sponsor or NSC) will not be accepted and the associated Entry will be disqualified. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including income taxes) arising from the Grand Prize contained in this Sweepstakes will be solely the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. Receipt of any of the prize components of this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations. Noncompliance with any of the above will result in disqualification.
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 cause beyond the control of the Sweepstake Entities which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) cancel the Sweepstakes and award the Grand Prize from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.
QUALIFICATION OF WINNER: Before a Potential Winner will be deemed an Official Winner, he/she will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release/Publicity Release (except where prohibited) (the “Affidavit/Release”) and any other legal documents that Sponsor may require, including but not limited to a W-9 tax form, within three (3) business days from the date of Sponsor sending such documents to the Potential Winner or be subject to disqualification. The Potential Winner must be able to provide proof that the Potential Winner is eligible to be deemed an Official Winner to Sponsor and/or NSC’s satisfaction. If the documents are not returned within that time, or Potential Winner or Official Winner is found to be ineligible, or does not comply with the Official Rules, then he/she will be disqualified and an alternate Potential Winner may be selected. A prize notification being returned as undeliverable will result in disqualification of such Entry. All travelers must sign a travel release prior to ticketing.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Released Parties are not responsible for any claims, damages, lawsuits, causes of action, proceedings, or liability due to any injuries, theft, damages, expenses, costs, or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting from, arising from, or in connection with, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from i) any typographical or other error in the printing of the Official Rules, offering or announcement of any prize, ii) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged, incomplete or garbled Entries, iii) any error in the collection or retention of entry information, including but not limited to incorrect or inaccurate transcription, receipt or transmission of any part of the Entry due to human error, iv) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Sweepstakes Entities, or any of their agents or employees, v) the Sweepstakes and any elements thereof, and the participation or inability to participate in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to acceptance, receipt, possession, attendance at, travel related to, defects in, misuse, inability to use, or use of any Prize element contained in the Grand Prize including but not limited to lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, or misdirected or destroyed Prize (or any element thereof), or vi) any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, any of which is due to reasons beyond Sweepstakes Entities’ control, including but not limited to by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure including but not limited to overloading of the Sweepstakes Site due to excessive use, threatened or actual terrorist acts, air raid(s), , blackout(s), act(s) of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic(s), explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond any of the Sweepstakes Entities’ sole and reasonable control, or as otherwise permitted in these Official Rules.
In addition, Released Parties shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by any performer(s)/event(s), air carrier(s), hotel(s), or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. The passenger contracts in use by the airlines or other transportation companies shall constitute the sole contracts with respect to the Grand Prize Winner's and his/her Guests’ transportation and such contracts shall be solely between the Grand Prize Winner, his/her Guests and such transportation companies. Sweepstakes Entities shall not be parties to such contracts and shall assume no responsibility in such connection. Released Parties shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or the loss, theft or damage of cash, cameras, jewelry, securities, heirlooms, negotiable papers or other valuables.
Each Official Winner hereby acknowledges that the Sweepstakes Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any express or implied warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize or any component thereof. Winner and his/her Guests assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participating in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of the Grand Prize. In the event a Potential Winner or Official Winner is disqualified for any reason under the provisions of these Official Rules, such Potential Winner or Official Winner and all rights to any prize will be forfeited in its entirety and a random drawing will be conducted in order to select an alternate Potential Winner, if time permits.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SWEEPSTAKES, ALL PRIZES, AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that Sponsor or NSC find to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserve 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.
GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION. The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of New York (as distinguished from the choice of law rules) and the United States of America applicable to contracts made and performed entirely in New York and where the relevant contacts are with such state. Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, each Participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, the Prizes awarded, or the determination of the Official Winner shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Participant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Sweepstakes Entities’ entire liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Sweepstakes Entities be liable for attorneys' fees and/or experts' fees and costs. Participants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages and Participant further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
RULES/WINNERS LIST: To receive the names of the Grand Prize Winners or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “iMeet iCarly Sweepstakes” c/o The National Sweepstakes Company, P.O. Box 10505, Rochester, NY 14610 for receipt by 2/30/10. Please specify “Rules” or “Winner Info”. You may also view the Official Rules by visiting nick.com or a participating Build-A-Bear Workshop store during the Sweepstakes Period.
SPONSOR/PROMOTER(S): MTV Networks, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., 1954 Innerbelt Business Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63114-5760
SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: The National Sweepstakes Company, 693 East Avenue, Suite 103, Rochester, NY 14607