Enter between September 1-30, 2019 for a chance to win a trip to New York City for the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!
OFFICIAL RULES FOR BEST IN SHOW SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ONLY CURENT AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY (ACTIVE DUTY, RESERVE, NATIONAL GUARD AND RETIREES) AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE STATIONED OR RESIDING IN THE 50 UNITED STATES OR SERVING ABROAD, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND/OR PUERTO RICO ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE. ENTRANTS MUST ALSO BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR JURISDICTIONS OF RESIDENCE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
DATES OF SWEEPSTAKES: The Best in Show Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts on September 1, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on September 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older stationed or residing in the 50 (United) States or serving abroad, the District of Columbia and/or Puerto Rico and have the following military status: active duty military, retired military, reservist military personnel, guard or immediate family members of a defined military status individual (the “Entrants”). Immediate family members being defined as parents, children, siblings or spouse. Employees and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live; or persons living in same household, whether related or not) of Nestle Purina Petcare Company (the “Sponsor”), its affiliated companies, contractors, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, vendors, advertising and promotion agencies, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution, including bBIG Communications, Inc. (the “Co-Sponsor”) of this Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”). Void wherever else restricted or prohibited by law. By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants indicate their full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
METHODS OF ENTRY:
Visit www.MMSGiveaways.com (the "Web Site") during the Sweepstakes Period. Follow the online instructions to complete the online entry form and submit as instructed to register for the Sweepstakes. Online entries for the Sweepstakes must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on September 30, 2019 to be eligible to win. Limit ONE (1) online entry per name per e-mail address for the Sweepstakes. The MyMilitarySavings.com computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes. Any attempt to submit more than ONE entry using multiple/different email addresses, identities or any other methods may void that Entrant’s entry. Entries generated by a robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.
Text to Enter Complete the following steps during the Sweepstakes Period:
1. TEXT the keyword DogShow to 467467;
2. You will receive a link via text that will lead you to the entry site MyMilitarySavings.com (the “Entry Site”); click on the link to access the Entry Site;
3. At the Entry Site, complete the entry form, answering all questions accurately and truthfully, including your name and contact information.
Upon successful completion of the above steps, you will receive one (1) entry into this Sweepstakes, pending confirmation of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
Message and data rates may apply. By providing your number, you agree to receiving text messages/voice calls from Nestle Purina Petcare, bBIG Communications, Inc. and/or their affiliates in connection with your entry text otherwise information supplied by Entrants is used only for the purpose of selecting and notifying the Grand Prize Winners, and will be not be reused, sold or shared in any manner by Sponsor, or any third parties. To stop at any time, text STOP to 467467. Consent is not required to buy goods and services.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
LIMIT OF ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON FOR THE ENTIRE SWEEPSTAKES.
You must complete the online entry form in its entirety to be eligible to enter. Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different addresses, identities, and/or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Incomplete entries or any entries not complying with all terms listed within these Official Rules are subject to disqualification. Entries are void if defective, altered, forged, or if submitted/obtained via any other method than the methods described above.
All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
WINNER SELECTION: On or about October 7, 2019 three (3) grand prize winners (“Grand Prize Winners”) will be selected in a drawing from among all eligible entries received. From the dropdown selection for “where do you shop the most”, one Grand Prize Winner will be chosen from each of the following three (3) categories: Commissary, Exchange and, Navy Exchange. The drawing will be conducted under the supervision of the Co-Sponsor, whose decisions are based on their sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules and are final and binding in all respects. Odds of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
Grand Prize: The three (3) Grand Prize Winners will be awarded a trip to New York City for the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (the “Grand Prize”). The Grand Prize includes for each of the three Grand Prize Winners: i) round-trip coach class airfare for each Grand Prize Winner and a guest from a major airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner’s residence to New York City, ii) four (4) nights standard hotel accommodations for the Grand Prize Winner and a guest (hotel to be determined by the Sponsor) and iii) two (2) tickets to the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show including private motor coach tour, shuttle to show, and a $100 per diem cash allowance. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $6,000.
Each Grand Prize Winner may opt for a $3,000 cash alternative in lieu of the Grand Prize.
Total ARV of the Grand Prizes to be awarded is $18,000.
The Grand Prize is subject to certain restrictions and exact travel times and arrangements are subject to availability. If a guest is a minor (based on age of majority in jurisdiction of residence), he/she must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian (i.e., the Grand Prize Winner), and his/her parent/legal guardian must sign releases on his/her behalf. The guest must also sign a travel companion waiver form (the “Waiver”).
Grand Prize travel is subject to capacity controls, availability, weather, seasonal influences, and certain other restrictions, all of which are subject to change. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions, or any act or omission whatsoever with respect to the Grand Prize. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any mechanical difficulties or failure connected with the Grand Prize, or any act or omission whatsoever.
Grand Prize Winners and guests will be required to travel on the same itinerary including the same departure date and return date. Air transportation and hotel accommodations must be taken together and cannot be taken separately. Guest must stay in the same hotel room as Grand Prize Winner. No changes will be made to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets (including any event tickets or admission passes), travel vouchers or certificates or similar items once they are in the Grand Prize Winner’s possession or in the possession of the guest. Travel must be roundtrip. Once hotel and flight arrangements have been confirmed, no changes will be allowed unless within the terms and conditions of the travel voucher. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any travel arrangements. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and those set forth within the travel voucher. If the Grand Prize Winner elects to travel or partake in the Grand Prize with no guest, no additional compensation will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner.
All costs and expenses not specifically included herein are solely the Grand Prize Winner’s responsibility, as are all taxes. Grand Prize Winners and guests are solely responsible for obtaining any desired or necessary travel documents (including government-issued photo identification). Grand Prize Winners and guests hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance for any part of the Grand Prize. It is the responsibility of each Grand Prize Winner and his/her guest to arrive at the designated gateway airport for each flight that is part of the Grand Prize.
Grand Prize Winners and his/her guests are responsible for all in-room charges (e.g., mini-bar, movies), telephone calls, meals, beverages, gratuities, upgrades, personal incidentals, amenities, taxes, travel insurance, bag check fees, parking fees, souvenirs and any other fees and expenses not specifically mentioned in these Official Rules. Grand Prize Winners may be required to provide a major credit card upon hotel check-in and all in-room charges will be charged to the credit card. Any damage to the room attributed to the Grand Prize Winners and/or his/her guests will be the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner.
Sponsor bears no responsibility if any event, element or detail of the Grand Prize is canceled, postponed or becomes unavailable for any reason. Each Grand Prize Winner and his/her guest shall be subject to all terms and conditions printed on any ticket issued in conjunction with the Grand Prize.
If a Grand Prize Winner resides within a sixty (60) mile radius of the destination (a “local resident”), in lieu of the airfare, Grand Prize Winner and guest will receive round-trip ground transportation of Sponsor’s choice for Grand Prize Winner and guest from Grand Prize Winner’s residence to the hotel. No compensation will be awarded in lieu of the difference in the ARV for a local resident.
Total ARV depends on the city of departure, destination and fluctuations in airfare charges and hotel rooms. Any difference between the actual value of the Grand Prize and the stated ARV (if less than the actual value) will not be awarded.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: All federal, state, and local taxes, including, but not limited to, any taxes imposed on the income of a Grand Prize Winner as a result of winning the Grand Prize and all other expenses not specifically mentioned herein as part of the Grand Prize are solely the responsibility of each Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize is non-transferable, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor has the right to substitute a prize of comparable or equal value in the event the Grand Prize become unavailable.
Limit of three (3) Grand Prizes to be awarded for this Sweepstakes.
NOTIFICATION: Starting on or about October 7, 2019, the three (3) potential Grand Prize Winners will be notified by the Sponsor or Co-Sponsor via telephone, e-mail, US mail, or overnight mail (the “Notification”). Two (2) attempts will be made to reach the potential Grand Prize Winners via the Notification. In the event that the potential Grand Prize Winner cannot be contacted, the potential Grand Prize Winner does not respond within the time frame indicated within the Notification, or if it is determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion that the potential Grand Prize Winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, he/she will be disqualified, and an alternate Grand Prize Winner will be selected. Except where prohibited, Grand Prize Winner must sign and return to the Co-Sponsor, within seven (7) days of receipt, an affidavit of eligibility/liability/publicity release (the “Release”) a Travel Companion Waiver for the guest and an IRS Form W-9 in order to claim the Grand Prize (collectively, the “Required Paperwork”). If the Grand Prize Winner fails to sign and return the Required Paperwork within the time frame indicated, the Grand Prize Winner forfeits his/her right to the Grand Prize and an alternate Grand Prize Winner will be selected and notified as outlined above.
Except where prohibited by law, Grand Prize Winners consent to the use of his/her name, likeness, photograph, biographical information, and voice in advertising worldwide, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without additional compensation (TN residents will not be required to sign a Release as a condition of winning the Grand Prize).
GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating, Entrants and their participating entities agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Co-Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable or incomplete entries. Co-Sponsor may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning the Grand Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants, Sponsor, or Sweepstakes Entities. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and judge from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
NO LIABILITY: By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants and Grand Prize Winners agree to comply with all Official Rules, as stated, and to release the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all loss, cost, damage, and/or liability as a result of their participation in this Sweepstakes, as well as acceptance and/or usage of the Grand Prize awarded (including without limitation to claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light). By participating, Entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, DeCA, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by Grand Prize Winners, Entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Sweepstakes as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the Grand Prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes. All third-party trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and are the property of their respective owners.
DISPUTES; GOVERNING LAW: The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Sweepstakes. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of Missouri, City of St. Louis. THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in the Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in or closest to the City of St. Louis in the State of Missouri. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.
SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
NO AFFILIATION: The Sweepstakes are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by any other named or depicted people or entities other than Sponsor and the Co-Sponsor. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes should be directed to Co-Sponsor.
CO-SPONSOR. This Sweepstakes is being administered by the Co-Sponsor, bBIG Communications, Inc., who is responsible for overseeing the awarding of the Grand Prizes, and whose decisions will be final regarding the conduct of this Sweepstakes.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request a copy of the Grand Prize Winners or an additional copy of these Official Rules, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope by November 1, 2019 to: bBIG Communications, Inc. PO BOX 182110, Coronado, CA 92178.
(please specify “Best in Show Winners List” or “Official Rules”).
SPONSOR: Nestle Purina Petcare Company, One Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, MO 63102.
*All trademarks are owned by Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
CO-SPONSOR: bBIG Communications, Inc. 811 Adella Avenue, Coronado, CA 92178.