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Pillowcase Donation Sweepstakes Rules

OFFICIAL RULES

 

Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this sweepstakes.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Pillowcase Donation Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 a.m. C.T. on August 1, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on December 31, 2019 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes Period will be divided into five (5) Monthly entry periods (each, a “Monthly Entry Period”) as detailed in the chart below.

 

Monthly Entry Period

Begins at 12:00 a.m. C.T. on:

Ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on:

Monthly Drawing on or about:

1

August 1, 2019

August 31, 2019

September 5, 2019

2

September 1, 2019

September 30, 2019

October 7, 2019

3

October 1, 2019

October 31, 2019

November 5, 2019

4

November 1, 2019

November 30, 2019

December 5, 2019

5

December 1, 2019

December 31, 2019

January 6, 2020

 

 

SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa.

 

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, there are two (2) ways to enter:

 

1) Pillowcase Donation: If you have a pillowcase that you created or a have a pillowcase in your possession that you’d like to donate to charity, mail the pillowcase along with a postcard that includes your name, complete address, daytime phone number and email address to: The Pillowcase Donation Sweepstakes; 1716 Locust Street, LN-200; Des Moines, IA 50309. Each pillowcase and corresponding postcard must be postmarked by the end dates specified above to be eligible for the applicable Monthly Entry Period drawing. Each pillowcase received will equate to one (1) entry in the applicable Monthly Entry Period drawing.  OR

2) Mail-In Postcard Entry: If you do not have a pillowcase to donate and would like to receive five (5) entries in the Sweepstakes, mail a postcard that includes your name, complete address, daytime phone number and email address to: The Pillowcase Donation Sweepstakes; 1716 Locust Street, LN-200; Des Moines, IA 50309. Each postcard must be mailed separately and be postmarked by the end dates specified above to be eligible for the applicable Monthly Entry Period drawing.

If you choose to donate pillowcases, the pillowcases will not be judged and will therefore not increase or decrease your chances of winning a prize. Photocopied, illegible, or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. All pillowcases and postcard entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor will donate all pillowcases received to charities of their choice. Exact charities selected will be at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mailed pillowcases or postcard entries. You may only use one email address to enter this Sweepstakes.

 

ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and members of their immediate families (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

 

WINNER SELECTION/DRAWING: Sponsor will randomly select one (1) potential winner per Monthly Entry Period from among all eligible entries received throughout the applicable Monthly Entry Period, as detailed in chart above.

 

Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received for the applicable Monthly Entry Period. Non-winning entries for one Monthly Entry Period will carry over to subsequent Monthly Entry Period drawings (if any).

 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified via email and/or mail and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries for the applicable Monthly Entry Period. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact potential winner or potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected for the applicable Monthly Entry Period.

 

GRAND PRIZES: One (1) prize awarded per Monthly Entry Period): American Patchwork & Quilting Tote Bag, zipper pouch, frame, magazines, various fabric bundles, pom pom, 2 spools of thread, 2 pillowcase kits, needle keeper, fusible web, stabilizer, and 2 quilt block pins. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $217 each. Total ARV of all prizes: $1,085. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided.  All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

 

PRIVACY:  When you enter the Sweepstakes, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, complete mailing address, and email address. Your information will not be sold or rented to third parties. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://www.meredith.com/privacy.html.

 

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that:  (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

 

RELEASES: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of the prizes. 

 

OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected entries or pillowcase donations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the donation of pillowcases, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it believes has tampered with the entry process.  In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the winners for the Monthly Entry Period(s) at issue in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received for the Monthly Entry Period(s) at issue prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules.  The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES (AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

 

Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winners of prizes exceeding $600 in value will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.

 

WINNER’S NAMES: For the names of the winners, available after January 12, 2020, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner’s Names, Pillowcase Donation Sweepstakes, 1716 Locust Street, LN-200, Des Moines, IA 50309.