Entries. Entrants may enter as many times as they wish via their personal Facebook account with different photos. Entries of duplicate or substantially duplicate photos will be disqualified. At all times, Sponsor in its sole discretion reserves the right to delete any entry. By submitting an entry via Facebook, Entrant agrees to the Official Rules.
Entry Period: All entries must be received between 12:00:00 a.m. CT September 16, 2016 and 11:59:59 p.m. CT October 14, 2016 (“Entry Period”).
How to Enter the Sweepstakes: You can enter the Sweepstakes by and through your Facebook account by 1) posting a photo of your dog in a country or rock & roll setting (“Photo”) during the Entry Period to the Petsense Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Petsense/), and 2) using the dedicated hashtag #PETSENSELOVESMUTTNATION. Each such post will be considered a Sweepstakes Entry provided that it is not a duplicate or near duplicate of a previous posted Photo. A valid Photo and use of the hashtag #PETSENSELOVESMUTTNATION must be included for your entry to be valid.
Entries (including but not limited to the Photo) become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Entries and entrants may be subject to verification by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All entries must be in English. Any attempt by an entrant to (i) create and use multiple Facebook accounts to obtain additional entries; or (ii) post duplicate or near duplicate posts, will void such entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified, and any potential Prize will be forfeited. Entries generated through a third-party website or software or in any way other than the manner and format set forth in these Official Rules is prohibited, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any such entrant(s).
By submitting an entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she owns the dog or dogs that is/are featured in the entry, has obtained permission from all persons in the Photo (or parent or guardian of minor children pictured), if any, and that no images in the Photo infringe on another party’s intellectual property rights. Entrant agrees that the Sweepstakes Entities nor Facebook are not responsible for any unauthorized use of entries or photos by third parties. At any time during the Sweepstakes, even if the entry has already been announced as a Prize winner, if Sponsor determines that an entrant’s entry does not comply with any of the Official Rules, such entry may be disqualified and will not be eligible to win a Prize.
Other Sweepstakes Submission Requirements: Any entry will be disqualified that contains material that, in the sole discretion of Sponsor and/or its Administrator:
- Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate. Examples include, pets in unsafe situations, or entries that promote bigotry or discrimination.
- Disparages any person, Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Entities or any such entity’s products.
- Violates or infringes upon the copyrights, trademarks, or privacy, property, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity not affiliated with this Sweepstakes;
- Contains any personal identification, such as personal names or e-mail addresses;
- Promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing);
- Basic Guidelines for car photos:
- Pet’s head cannot be out the window of a moving vehicle
- Pet cannot be unrestrained in a moving vehicle
- Pet can be unrestrained if vehicle is not moving
Any entry, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, that is considered inappropriate or not suitable for publication under the Official Rules may be disqualified.
There will be four (4) Weekly Prizes. Four (4) winners randomly drawn from all entries (1 per week) will each receive one (1) prize package (“Weekly Prize”) consisting of a prize pack of MuttNation products and an autographed photo of Miranda Lambert. The total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Weekly Prize is $175.00. All prize details will be determined by Sponsor in its discretion. Prizes may vary, in color, size and other respects, from items shown on website.
All prize values are in U.S. dollars. All prize details will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prizes may vary in color, size and other respects, from MuttNation items shown online.
Odds of Winning a Sweepstakes Prize. Odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible Sweepstakes entries received during the Entry Period.
Sweepstakes Winner Selection. One (1) potential Sweepstakes winner will be selected each week during the Entry Period in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received each week during the Entry Period for a total of four (4) winners. The weekly random drawings will be conducted weekly during the Entry Period. The Weekly Prize winners will be chosen in a random sweepstakes drawing from all eligible entries throughout the Entry Period are final and binding in all respects pertaining to this Sweepstakes. Sponsor will attempt to notify each potential winner by direct message on Facebook by replying to the post on Facebook during the Entry Period. Potential winners must respond within the Entry Period or such entrant’s entry will be forfeited and Sponsor may select an alternate winner.
Potential Sweepstakes winners may be required, except where prohibited, to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility for verification purposes or Liability/Publicity Release within three (3) business days (“Required Documents”). If potential Prize winner fails to return the Required Documents within the date and time indicated in the notification, the potential Prize winner forfeits his/her right to the respective Prize and another potential Prize winner will be selected at random from among the remaining non-winning eligible entries received during the Entry Period. In the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules; if Sweepstakes Prize notification is returned as undeliverable; if the potential winner does not respond to Sponsor’s message within the Entry Period; or a Sweepstakes Prize winner declines the Prize offered, the Sweepstakes Prize will be forfeited and Sponsor may select an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible Sweepstakes Entries received during the corresponding Entry Period. Sweepstakes Prizes will be delivered within 6 – 12 weeks from date of verification via mail or freight to the street/mailing address provided by a winner to Sponsor in the Required Documents. All sweepstakes winners agree to allow use of their personal information (name, city, and state) by Sponsor in relation to this promotion.
Sponsor’s License to Entries. Each entrant grants to Sponsor, and its successors, assigns, licensees, representatives, agents, and those acting at Sponsor’s direction, a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to publish, reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt, edit, modify, translate, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise use and sublicense your Photo, or any portion thereof, in any manner, form, media or technology now known or later developed for any commercial or non-commercial purpose without your notice, review, or approval. Each entrant waives its moral rights, in the Photo and its Sweepstakes Entry, in favor of the Sponsor, and its successors, assigns, licensees, representatives, agents, and those acting at Sponsor’s direction. Each entrant agrees to take, at Sponsor’s reasonable expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Sponsor to effect, perfect or confirm Sponsor’s rights as set forth above in this paragraph. Sponsor does not guarantee that any submitted Photo will be published.
As a condition of submitting an entry, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that (a) Sponsor and other participants have access to and/or may create or have created entries and/or other materials, ideas and concepts which may be similar or identical to the entrant’s entry in theme, idea, format, characters and/or other respects; (b) the entrant will not be entitled to any compensation or other consideration because of the use by Sponsor or any other participant of any such similar or identical material, ideas and/or concepts; and (c) Sponsor’s or another participant’s use of material containing elements similar to or identical with those contained in the entrant’s entry shall not obligate Sponsor to negotiate with and shall not entitle entrant to any compensation or other claim.
Disclaimer. Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Entities, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, media partners, printers, and agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties“) will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related or technical malfunctions or failures; (c) any Sweepstakes disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor or by non-authorized human intervention; (d) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or access of the any websites related to the Sweepstakes, whether human, mechanical or electronic; (e) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes; or (f) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in the Sweepstakes.
ALL FEDERAL, STATE/PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. All Prizes will be awarded. Prize notifications returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within five (5) business days after delivery will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any Prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value for any Prize. Limit one (1) Prize per person, household or address. All Prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Sponsor is not responsible for loss, delay or damage in shipping any Prize or notification.
Identity of Entrant. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an entrant, entries will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the Facebook account used at time of entry. An “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the Facebook account by the platform provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning the Facebook account for the domain associated with the submitted profile. A potential Prize winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential Prize winner is the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address or social media account associated with the winning entry.
General Release. By entering this Sweepstakes, you release Sponsor, all Released Parties, and Facebook from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of, misuse of or inability to use any Prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to intellectual property, personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property (including your pet), rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.
Use of Entrant Name, Likeness, etc. Except where prohibited by law, by submitting an entry, you hereby consent to Sponsor’s use of the entire entry in its internal communications and publications and on social media and other marketing platforms. You also confirm that any people and/or the owners of any animals who are featured in the photograph(s) gave permission for you to take the image(s) and do not object to your and Sponsor’s use of the same for commercial purposes.
Winner List; Rules Request. For a copy of the Sweepstakes Prize Winner list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope by October 31, 2016 to “Fall 2016 Petmate/Petsense Sweepstakes” Winners’ List at 2300 Randol Mill Road, Arlington, Texas 76011. To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://petsenseonline.com/muttnation-official-rules or send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to “Fall 2016 Petmate/Petsense Sweepstakes” Official Rules at 2300 Randol Mill Road, Arlington, Texas 76011. Residents of VT may omit return postage.
Intellectual Property Notice. The Sweepstakes and all accompanying materials are copyright ©2016 by Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc. dba Petmate. All rights reserved. PETMATE is a trademark of Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc. PETSENSE is a trademark of Petsense, Inc. MUTTNATION is a trademark of Miranda Lambert.
Miscellaneous. The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Texas, U.S.A., without regard to conflict or choice of law provisions or international treaties or conventions. Entrants agree and consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts located in Tarant County in the State of Texas, U.S.A. Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to change the Official Rules at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion and without notice, and reserves the right, for any reason, to suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes or any entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes including should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes, or Sponsor otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Sweepstakes as planned. Entrants who violate the Official Rules, violate any law, rule or regulation in connection with participation in any Sweepstakes, tamper with the operation of the Sweepstakes or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Sweepstakes or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes. Any provision of the Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes, please mail them to “Fall 2016 Petmate/Petsense Sweepstakes” Official Rules Questions at 2300 Randol Mill Road, Arlington, Texas 76011.
Sweepstakes Sponsor: Doskocil Manufacturing Company, Inc. dba Petmate, 2300 East Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX 76011.