Lindt LINDOR Perfect Match Sweepstakes – Official Rules

Perfect Match Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: Perfect Match Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are at least twenty-one (21) years old at the time of entry.  Employees of Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc., ePrize, LLC, and their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited.  Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor: Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc., One Fine Chocolate Place, Stratham, NH 03885. Administrator: ePrize, LLC, One ePrize Drive, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069.

3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on August 23, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on September 9, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”).  Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, you can enter the Sweepstakes through the Sweepstakes application on the Lindt Chocolate USA page on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/LindtChocolate).  If you don’t already “like” the Lindt Chocolate USA page, you must first click on the “like” button in order to access the Sweepstakes application.  Once you click on the Sweepstakes application, you will advance to the authorization page where you will be required to authorize Sponsor to access your basic profile information and other content in order to participate in the Sweepstakes. Follow the links and instructions to watch a short video and answer a multiple choice question about the video.  Your answer to the question will not affect your chances of winning.  After you have watched the short video and answered the question, you may proceed to complete and submit the registration form including your first and last name, email address, and a valid home address (P.O. Boxes are not permitted).  You automatically will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.  Limit: You may enter one (1) time per day during the Promotion Period.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Facebook account.  Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, Facebook accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.  In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.  Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

5. Drawings: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winners from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period, on or around September 14, 2012. The potential winners will be notified by email.  Except where prohibited, the potential Grand Prize winner will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release (“Declaration”) which must be received by Administrator, within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize.  If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, prize is returned as undeliverable, or fails to sign and return the Declaration within the required time period (if applicable), the potential winner forfeits his/her prize.  Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules.  In the event that a potential Grand through Fifth Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.  Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded.  Unclaimed Sixth Prizes will not be awarded. First through Sixth Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.

6. Prizes: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: A trip for two (2) to Miami, FL. Trip package includes round-trip, coach-class air transportation for two (2) from a major airport near winner’s home (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to Miami, FL; two (2) nights’ accommodations at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, double occupancy); and two (2) admission tickets to the 2013 Sony Ericsson Open (terms and conditions apply, seating location determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Winner must be available to travel during March 2013 on the dates determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion or prize will be forfeited. Trip must be booked at least twenty-one (21) days prior to departure. Trip subject to availability and blackout dates. Travel must be round-trip.  Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight.  Travel and accommodations are subject to availability.  Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract.  All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner.  Unless child of winner, travel companion must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of the date of departure or a sibling/friend of winner with the appropriate parental permissions and releases and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the winner.  Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents.  Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply.  If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates.  Sponsor is not responsible if the 2013 Sony Ericsson Open is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except as in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $3,000. Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value.  TWO (2) FIRST PRIZES:  A prize package which includes a playing racquet autographed by Roger Federer.  ARV: $400.  TWO (2) SECOND PRIZES: LINDOR truffles for a year (awarded as LINDOR truffles that will be shipped to each winner as a one-time shipment (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). ARV: $181.50. FIVE (5) THIRD PRIZES:  A Nike hat autographed by Roger Federer (style and size of hat determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). ARV: $50.  FIVE (5) FOURTH PRIZES: A Wilson tennis ball can, autographed by Roger Federer.  ARV: $50.  FIVE (5) FIFTH PRIZES: A limited edition LINDOR-Federer Tube (14.1 oz.) autographed by Roger Federer.  ARV: $50.  ONE HUNDRED (100) SIXTH PRIZES: A package of LINDOR truffles (5.1 oz.). ARV: $3.99.  For All Prizes:  Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason.  Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.  Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.  Limit: one (1) of each prize per person.  Total ARV of all prizes: $5,312.

7. Release: By receipt of any prize, each winner agrees for winner, and winner’s heirs, executors, and administrators  to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, Facebook, Inc., and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and the officers, directors, employees and agents of all such entities (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including, but not limited to, its quality, condition, fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability, except that each prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty or guarantee (if any) and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee.

8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

9. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  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.

10. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. If the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.  In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and 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 exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.

12. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to ePrize, LLC’s Privacy Policy http://www.eprize.com/privacy-policy and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy http://www.lindtusa.com/info-exec/display/privacy_policy.

13.  Winner List: For a winner list, visit http://bit.ly/Sjyxme.  The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.

© 2012 ePrize, LLC.  All rights reserved.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Roger Federer, Nike, or Wilson.

  • Azmon

    Hmm…The multiple choices don’t match up with what’s in the video…and although the sweepstakes is only open to U.S. residents, we have to scroll through all countries of the world to get to the U.S.