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1.No Purchase Necessary. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
2.Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the posted sweepstakes are open to residents of the United States who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees of the sponsor(s) listed on the giveaway post (Sponsor) and each of its respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win.
3.How To Enter.All rules and directions for entry into the sweepstakes will be specified in each post. One entry per person, per email address, per method of entry, per giveaway, unless otherwise specified. Multiple entries by means of software generated or other automated processes will be disregarded.
4.Winner Selection. Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Drawing will occur within 24 hours of close of sweepstakes.
5.Prizes and Odds. Prizes and ARV are specified in each sweepstakes post. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
6.Winner Notification and Acceptance. Winners will be notified within 48 hours of close of giveaway at the email address given during entry. To claim prize, each winner must respond within forty-eight (48) hours of notification or a new winner will be drawn. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes.
7. Participation. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Sponsors will not be responsible for failure to receive entries or votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account.Â Any questions regarding the number of entries or votes submitted by the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries, or votes by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.
8.Sponsor. Sweepstakes are sponsored by the Sponsor. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes.
9. List of Winners For a list of winners after close of sweepstakes period please send an email to stephanie at empowereddollar dot com If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Stephanie at stephanie at empowereddollar dot com.
10. Shipping. Unless otherwise noted Sponsor is solely responsible for prize shipment to winners. Stephanie Halligan is not responsible for shipment of prizes. We will make every effort to ensure prizes are delivered, but can not be held responsible for lost, delayed, or incomplete shipment of prizes. Prizes not received within 90 days of contest closing are forfeited.
[Updated February 27, 2013]