The sweepstakes have ended. Winners will be notified by email by the end of day on 12/17/2018.
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VARIETY WHOLESALERS BIG BEAR SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
By participating in this sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”), entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Variety Wholesalers, Inc. (“Variety”) which are binding and final on matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who (i) are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry, (ii) are residents of the United States and the District of Columbia, and (iii) have completed one of the entry procedures set forth below. Employees of Variety and any of it related companies involved in the development or execution of the Sweepstakes or production or distribution of sweepstakes materials, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.
The Sweepstakes begins at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Monday, October 22, 2018 and ends at 8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, December 17, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
By submitting an entry, you agree that your information submitted and any other information provided by you or collected by Variety in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used by Variety for the purposes of Marketing.
Variety expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated means or scripts. Entries generated by script, macro, or other automated means are void.
The available prizes (“Prizes”) are as follows:
One (1) 72” Stuffed Bear per store.
Decisions of Variety are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes. In no event shall Variety be obligated to award any prizes other than the Prizes specified in these Official Rules. The Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions (including, without limitation, for cash) are permitted except that Variety reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any Prize if such Prize should become unavailable for any reason. If actual value of a Prize is less than the stated approximate retail value, the difference will not be awarded. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state, and local taxes on the value of the Prizes.
Prizes will be available for pickup at the stores where entry was registered any time after December 19, 2018.
The winning entries for the Prize will be chosen at random after 8:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period determines the odds of winning a Prize. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the potential winner, the potential winner will be deemed to be the person in whose name the applicable email address is registered.
The Sweepstakes will be conducted under the supervision of Variety. The decisions of Variety are final and binding in all manners relating to this Sweepstakes. Potential winners will be notified by email. If the potential winner does not claim the Prize within thirty (30) days of notification, such potential winner will have forfeited the Prize and, at Variety’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries.
Each winner, by acceptance of a Prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Variety and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness, and prize information for advertising, trade, and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, in any manner, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.
Variety and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents are not responsible for late, incomplete, inaccurate, misdirected or undelivered entries; or for lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or website in connection with the Sweepstakes.
Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes, who are in violation of these Official Rules, or who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, as solely determined by Variety, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void.
By receipt of a Prize, each winner agrees to release, indemnify, and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, injuries, losses, death, or damage of any kind, resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
THE PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND VARIETY DOES NOT MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE PRIZES.
In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules.
DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW:
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or the awarding of the Prizes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in Vance County, North Carolina; (ii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred , but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or other damages, including without limitation lost profits, may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”); and (iv) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. North Carolina Law, without reference to choice of law rules, governs the Sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto.