OFFICIAL RULES: Betty Pays the Bills $500 Giveaway June 2009
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Betty Pays the Bills $500 Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is sponsored by Desha Productions, Inc./BettyConfidential.com having an address of 2625 Middlefield Road, No. 700, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (the “Sponsor”).
Enter the Betty Pays the Bills $500 Giveaway sponsored by BettyConfidential.com and you could win $500 (five-hundred dollars USD). Prizes are not assignable or transferable. No person (the “Entrant”) is eligible to win more than one $500 (five-hundred dollars USD) prize. The promotion will run from 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, June 1, 2009 through 12:00:00 Midnight Pacific Standard Time, June 30, 2009 (the “Promotion Period”). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY! Enter daily! Just follow the Official Rules below for all the details. Void where prohibited.
Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Giveaway should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper functioning of the Giveaway. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Giveaway entry page to such effect.
This Giveaway is limited to residents of the United States who at the time of entry have reached the age of majority of the jurisdiction in which they reside and have entered valid and verifiable information upon registration, including name and email address.
Employees, agents, successors, and assignees of the Sponsor as well as family and household members of same, are ineligible to participate in the Giveaway and will be ineligible for any prize covered in these Official Rules. Entrants acknowledge that Sponsor is not liable for reimbursement of any prize otherwise payable to Giveaway Entrants who are in violation of this provision. Residents of jurisdictions where this Giveaway is prohibited by law or subject to registration or other procedures with which BettyConfidential.com may not have complied are ineligible for any prize covered herein.
2. Enter Online
Enter online beginning 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, June 1, 2009 through 12:00:00 Midnight Pacific Standard Time, June 30, 2009 (the “Promotion Period”). Each Entrant must complete a registration form and enter all required information on the Giveaway entry web page. Any invalid or incorrect information will constitute cause for disqualification and player will be ineligible to claim a prize. All Entrants are required to submit at least five valid individual and unique email addresses and a short story telling us why you’re in need of an awesome summer vacation (a “Valid Entry”). Sponsor reserves to right to disqualify Entrants if submitted email addresses are not valid or if entries are electronically generated or automated.
All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. All entered email addresses will be subscribed to the BettyConfidential.com daily e-newsletter. Incomplete entries are void. Registration or entries which are completed or entered by other than human means or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules will be disqualified and the Entrant ineligible for future participation.
One (1) $500 (five-hundred dollars USD) prize will be awarded at the end of the promotion period. No Entrant is eligible to win more than one $500 (five-hundred dollars USD) prize during the Promotion Period. The total value of all prizes awarded under this Giveaway shall not exceed $500 (five-hundred dollars USD).
4. Selection of Winners
Following the end of the Promotion Period, ten (10) favorite short story entries will be chosen by a BettyConfidential.com panel. These short stories will then be posted on BettyConfidential.com for one week and BettyConfidential.com readers will vote on the winner. The short story with the most votes will be the Promotion Prize winner. Voting is limited to one vote per person. The author of the winning short story will then receive the $500 (five-hundred dollars USD) Promotion Period prize.
The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting the entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered. The Giveaway will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Giveaway. The winners will be notified by email and through the winner’s email address. Winners must claim their prize within five (5) business days after the date of notification of such prize. A Giveaway winner’s failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified five (5) business days will be considered such Giveaway winner’s forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an Entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to ship prizes directly to the mailing address provided by winners during their entry to the Giveaway. Each entry submitted in response to the Giveaway and in accordance with the rules will constitute an official entry. All Entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.
In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Giveaway Rules. No substitutions are permitted. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Giveaway Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, BettyConfidential.com, 2625 Middlefield Road, No. 700, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Specify winner’s list or rules on your request.
5. Privacy Notice
6. General Conditions and Releases
No purchase necessary.
Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
By entering the Giveaway, Entrants agree to abide by all terms of the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, made in its sole discretion, which shall be final. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect, or inaccurate transcription of entry information, for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, for line failures or other failures of any telephone network, server, providers, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof, for inability to access any web site or online service or any other error or malfunction, or for late, lost, illegible, misdirected or incomplete entries which may limit a player’s ability to participate. Sponsor is not responsible for any injury or damage to participants or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Giveaway.
Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed software transmissions or any mistake in the printing of these rules or failure to make e-mail notifications, if any, to Entrants. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, BETTYCONFIDENTIAL.COM RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Should the Giveaway be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, NOTICE will be posted on the BettyConfidential.com web site.
Incorrect or inaccurate information supplied on the registration form will cause subsequent entries to be void and ineligible for a prize.
Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. No copies, facsimiles or reproductions of online entry form will be accepted. Mechanically duplicated, mass machine printed entries, or entries not otherwise in compliance with the Official Rules will be disqualified. Proof of e-mailing does not constitute proof of delivery.
No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.
If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of BettyConfidential.com which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Giveaway, BettyConfidential.com reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway.
If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the entry was made.
No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted by winners. Taxes, if any, are the winners’ responsibility. If the prize is not a cash prize, Sponsor may refuse delivery of prize until such time as the winner provides Sponsor with the monies necessary to meet applicable tax withholding requirements. The prize is paid only to the winner during his/her lifetime and cannot be assigned, transferred or inherited by heirs or any other person.
Winners, by acceptance of a prize, agree to release the Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated businesses and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, advisors, assignees, agents, licensees, representatives and any other person or entity associated with this Giveaway from any and all liability claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damage or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, enjoyment, ownership or use of the prize. The Sponsor expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use of any prize awarded.
The laws of the United States govern this promotion. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
Each Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Giveaway, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) if the parties are unable to resolve their dispute amicably, it shall be resolved; (c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Giveaway, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (d) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, 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.
This promotion is sponsored by Desha Productions, Inc, 2625 Middlefield Road, No.700, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Giveaway at any time and substitute another promotion in its place.