NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS AND AN E-MAIL ADDRESS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. SWEEPSTAKES ONLY OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE U.S. RESIDING IN THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“D.C.”) AT THE TIME OF ENTRY WHO ARE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF APRIL 1, 2009. DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES OUTSIDE THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES OR D.C. SEE RULES BELOW FOR FURTHER ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS.
GRACO "THE HEART KNOWS" SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
Graco® "The Heart Knows" Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time ("EDT") on April 1, 2009 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on March 31, 2010 (the "Sweepstakes Period").
You (the “Entrant’) are eligible to enter this Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Monthly Prize (as defined later in these rules), and to nominate a parent/legal guardian of a “Qualifying Baby” (as defined below) to win the Grand Prize in this Sweepstakes provided that you, the Entrant, are a legal resident of the 50 United States, 18 years of age or older at time of entry, and the parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt of the “Qualifying Baby” named/identified in your entry form. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “Qualifying Baby” is defined as a child a) born during the Sweepstakes Period, or b) expected to be born (with a medically confirmed due date) between April 1, 2010 and September 30, 2010, with actual birth occurring within those dates. To be eligible to win the Grand Prize in this Sweepstakes, the parent/legal guardian (as named in the entry form) of the Qualifying Baby must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C., 18 years of age or older as of April 1, 2009, and have custody of the Qualifying Baby at the time the prize is awarded. Employees of Graco Children’s Products Inc. (the “Sponsor”), its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, stores, suppliers, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, judging organization and the immediate families (defined as spouse, parent, child, legal guardian, sibling or grandparent; whether biological, step, in-law or adoptive) or household members of such employees are not eligible to enter this Sweepstakes, be nominated in this Sweepstakes, or win a prize in this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes void where prohibited by law, and is subject to federal, state and local regulations.
2. TO ENTER:
Eligible entrants may enter and nominate a Qualifying Baby and one parent/legal guardian of such Qualifying Baby by going to www.heartknows.com (the “Website”) and following the on-screen instructions, which include among other things entering the name of the Qualifying Baby (if Qualifying Baby is not yet born, the name will not be required) and the name and street address of one parent/legal guardian of the Qualifying Baby. The winners of Monthly Prizes in this Sweepstakes will be the entrants whose entries are selected in the applicable Monthly Drawing (“Monthly Winners”). The winner of the Grand Prize in this Sweepstakes will be the parent/legal guardian named in the entry selected in the Grand Prize Drawing (“Grand Prize Winner”), and not the entrant (unless the entrant is also the parent/legal guardian named in the entry form). In its sole discretion, Sponsor reserves the right to require supporting documentation to verify eligibility of the entrant as well as eligibility of the Qualifying Baby and/or parent/legal guardian, which may include but is not limited to a birth certificate, a signed note from the physician or midwife caring for the birth mother, an adoption certificate, and/or a driver’s license/state identification card. If entrant is not the parent/legal guardian, entrant must have permission of the parent/legal guardian to nominate the Qualifying Baby in this Sweepstakes, and the parent/legal guardian must be willing to provide such documentation at Sponsor’s request, or prize may be forfeited. Upon submission of any entry form, entrant will receive one (1) entry in all "Monthly Drawings" for which the entry period is still open at the time of entry. Non-winning entries in a Monthly Drawing will be rolled over into subsequent Monthly Drawings (if any). Upon submission of an entry form, entrant will also receive one (1) entry into the "Grand Prize Drawing". Entrant may also earn additional entries in the Monthly Drawing(s) and Grand Prize Drawing by telling friends about the Sweepstakes upon the initial entry into the Sweepstakes. To tell a friend about the Sweepstakes, enter the valid name and email address of the friend in the designated area of the confirmation page presented upon initial entry into the Sweepstakes and click “add another friend” to email additional friends or “submit” to e-mail the message to your friend(s). For each valid email address that is referred, upon successful transmission of the Tell a Friend email, entrant will be credited with one (1) additional Sweepstakes entry for any remaining Monthly Drawings and for the Grand Prize Drawing. Limit of ten (10) Tell a Friend bonus entries allowed during the initial entry into the Sweepstakes. No additional Tell a Friend bonus entries will be allowed after your initial entry. You must have a personal relationship with the person whose email you provide. Limit: one (1) entry per entrant or email address per day during the Sweepstakes Period (not including the Tell a Friend bonus entries outlined above), regardless of whether the nominated persons in an entry are the same or different from other entries from the same entrant. Maximum number of entries permitted per entrant/email address during the Sweepstakes Period is 375, including Tell a Friend bonus entries. Except as set forth herein, multiple entries from the same entrant or the same email address received in a one day period, including multiple entries by the same entrant using different email addresses or by different entrants using the same email address, will invalidate ALL online entries submitted by that entrant or from that email address. Sponsor not responsible for any lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, or garbled entries. Sponsor not responsible for any: (a) telephone, computer, or network malfunction or error; (b) communication disruption or other forces beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor, including disruption related to Internet traffic, virus, bug or non-authorized intervention; or (c) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer from entrant’s access of the Sweepstakes website. If such malfunction, error, disruption or damage occurs, and impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to void all entries made through any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar entry duplication method and to disqualify any individual using such a method. The use of automated or third-party software or web site to register and/or enter is prohibited. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant via the Website, such entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by the Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt by Sponsor. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor and its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising, promotion and judging agencies, and all of their respective employees, directors, officers, shareholders, agents, representatives, successors or assigns (collectively “Releasees”) are not responsible for and are hereby released from liability with respect to: (i) electronic transmissions or entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed, misdirected or not received by Sponsor or its agents for any reason; (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures or human error that may occur in the transmission, receipt or processing of entries, or for destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (iii) failed or unavailable hardware, network, software or telephone transmissions, damage to entrants’ or any person’s computer and/or its contents, or causes beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes; (iv) any entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules; (v) incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; or (vi) lost, late, illegible, misdirected, damaged, incomplete or postage due mail/entries. All incomplete, illegible or non-conforming entries will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to void all entries made through any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar entry duplication method and to disqualify any individual using such a method. Any entries not in conformance with these official rules will be disqualified.
3. MONTHLY DRAWINGS AND PRIZES: Ten (10) entries will be selected to determine the Monthly Prize Winners in each of twelve (12) monthly random drawings (“Monthly Drawings”) from among all eligible entries received, according to the following schedule:
|Monthly Drawing Number||Monthly Entry Period Begins||Monthly Entry Period Deadline||Estimated Drawing Date||Prize and Approximate Retail Value ("ARV")|
|1||12:00:00 a.m. EDT April 1, 2009||11:59:59 p.m. EDT April 30, 2009||May 7, 2009||Infant Car Seat $99.00|
|2||12:00:00 a.m. EDT April 1, 2009||11:59:59 p.m. EDT May 31, 2009||June 8, 2009||Travel System $179.00|
|3||12:00:00 a.m. EDT April 1, 2009||11:59:59 p.m. EDT June 30, 2009||July 7, 2009||Playard $129.00|
|4||12:00:00 a.m. EDT April 1, 2009||11:59:59 p.m. EDT July 31, 2009||August 7, 2009||Convertible Car Seat $149.00|
|5||12:00:00 a.m. EDT April 1, 2009||11:59:59 p.m. EDT August 31, 2009||September 7, 2009||Swing $169.00|
|6||12:00:00 a.m. EDT April 1, 2009||11:59:59 p.m. EDT September 30, 2009||October 7, 2009||Infant Car Seat $155.00|
|7||12:00:00 a.m. EDT April 1, 2009||11:59:59 p.m. EDT October 31, 2009||November 8, 2009||Playard $129.00|
|8||12:00:00 a.m. EDT April 1, 2009||11:59:59 p.m. EST November 30, 2009||December 7, 2009||Highchair $139.00|
|9||12:00:00 a.m. EDT April 1, 2009||11:59:59 p.m. EST December 31, 2009||January 7, 2009||Travel System $179.00|
|10||12:00:00 a.m. EDT April 1, 2009||11:59:59 p.m. EST January 31, 2010||February 7, 2010||Baby Monitor $89.00|
|11||12:00:00 a.m. EDT April 1, 2009||11:59:59 p.m. EST February 28, 2010||March 8, 2010||Travel System $179.00|
|12||12:00:00 a.m. EDT April 1, 2009||11:59:59 p.m. EDT March 31, 2010||April 8, 2010||Swing $169.00|
Odds of winning a Monthly Drawing depend on the number of total entries received for that drawing. Limit: one Monthly Drawing prize per person and per household (as determined by street addresses provided in entry form).
4. GRAND PRIZE DRAWING AND PRIZE:
A random drawing to determine the one Grand Prize Winner will be conducted on or about April 10, 2010 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes. One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded to the parent/legal guardian named in the winning entry consisting of a Graco “The Heart Knows” Package celebrating and welcoming the Qualifying Baby named in the winning entry. The Grand Prize includes:
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize: $25,000. 00. Actual value depends on the point of origin and destination of the Grand Prize trip. Each of the ten travelers must travel at such a time that they are present for the Welcoming Party. Travel cannot be used for other purposes, or by the Grand Prize Winner for personal travel. Travel cannot be transferred or sold by winner or any other party. Air travel will be round trip coach airfare from major airport nearest travelers’/winner’s home. Minors may only travel with a parent or legal guardian. Exact travel dates and arrangements are subject to availability. All meals, tips, gratuities, and other unspecified expenses are the sole responsibility of the winner and/or travelers. Travel packages will be arranged through Sponsor or its representative, and all travelers and participants in the Welcome Brunch will be required to sign and return Liability/Publicity releases before travel and/or participating in the Welcome Brunch. Unless the Qualifying Baby has not yet been born at the time the Grand Prize Winner is notified (in which case Sponsor reserves the right to set an alternate travel deadline), travel must be completed within 3 months of verification of the Grand Prize Winner, or travel will be forfeited. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Period. *If for any reason the Qualifying Baby cannot be present at the Welcoming Brunch, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the potential Grand Prize Winner (who will forfeit all rights to all portions of the Grand Prize), and select an alternate Grand Prize Winner. Total ARV of all prizes (Grand and Monthly Prizes): $42,640.
5. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Drawings will be conducted by the Sweepstakes Administrator, Promotion Activators, Inc., an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The potential Grand Prize Winner and the entrant who nominated him/her will be notified by phone, e-mail and/or overnight express delivery, and will be required to sign, notarize and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and publicity release (where permitted), and any other documentation requested by Sponsor in order to verify eligibility of the entrant, winning parent/legal guardian and Qualifying Baby set forth in the winning entry, within fourteen (14) days of date printed on written notification or prize will be forfeited. Monthly Prize Winners will be notified by email, phone or mail, and may be required to submit an affidavit or eligibility and liability/publicity release (where permitted), and any other documentation requested by Sponsor in order to verify eligibility, within time frame specified by Sponsor in notification package. Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes winner's consent (or that of his/her parent or legal guardian if winner is 18 years of age but considered a minor in his/her state of residence), to use winner's and Qualifying Baby’s name, likeness, quote(s) and/or biographical data for advertising, trade and/or promotional purposes in commerce and in all media worldwide without limitation and without additional compensation. By submitting an entry, each entrant also consents to use of his/her name, likeness, quote(s) and/or biographical data for advertising, trade and/or promotional purposes in commerce and in all media worldwide without limitation and without compensation. If a prize is won by an eligible minor, it will be awarded on the minor's behalf to a parent or legal guardian, who must sign and return all required documentation within the time frame specified. If prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if winner documentation is not received within time frame specified, or if potential winner is determined to be ineligible, if Qualifying Baby is not surviving at time of winner selection or prize awarding, prize will be forfeited and an alternate selected. Grand Prize Winner’s guests must sign and return liability and publicity releases prior to participation in any portion of the prize package. Prizes are non-transferable; no prize substitutions or cash redemptions, including any for unused portions of prizes, will be allowed except as provided herein or by Sponsor, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize becomes unavailable. All taxes on prizes are winner’s sole responsibility, and a 1099 will be issued to winners of prizes valued at $600 or more, regardless of any unused portion of the prize. By entering and/or accepting a prize, entrants and winners agree to release all of the Releasees from any and all claims, losses, actions, damages or other liability, whether actual, incidental or consequential, arising out of or relating to his/her participation in this Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize awarded herein, including any travel related thereto. If for any reason this Sweepstakes cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupts or affects the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, or if this Sweepstakes is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate this Sweepstakes. If this Sweepstakes is terminated before the original end date, an independent judging organization will select a winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such termination. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and prosecute any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR OTHERWISE CORRUPT THE SWEEPSTAKES OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY, PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
6. WINNERS LIST: For the names of the prize winners, available after 5/1/09, send a self- addressed, stamped envelope to: Graco “The Heart Knows” Winners, 6240 Oakton St, Morton Grove, IL 60054. Requests must be postmarked by July 31, 2010.
Sponsor: Graco Children's Products Inc., 150 Oaklands Blvd., Exton, PA 19341.
Administrator: Promotion Activators, Inc., 1851 Elmdale Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026.
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