NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:
In these rules, “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Balloon Time, the Sponsor of this Sweepstakes. “You” or “your” or “yourself or “I” refers to an eligible Sweepstakes entrant.
WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES/TIMES?
The Sweepstakes starts at 19:00:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on October 22, 2015, and ends at 19:59:59 PM EST on October 22, 2015 (“Entry Period”). Entries must be received within the Entry Period to be eligible.
CAN I ENTER?
You are eligible to enter this Sweepstakes if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:
• You have a valid email address and are the age of majority in your state/province/territory/country of residence. Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law.
• You are a legal resident of the United States of America, the United Kingdom or Canada (excluding Quebec) and:
• You are NOT an employee, affiliate, agent or independent contractor of Worthington Cylinder Corp. or its parent of affiliated subsidiaries or an employee of a subsidiary; and
• You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Sweepstakes; and
• You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse/domestic partner, or child) or household member of an employee, affiliate, agent or independent contractor of Balloon Time, Worthington Cylinder Corp. or its parent and affiliated subsidiaries, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Sweepstakes.
This Sweepstakes is void outside of the geographic areas described above and wherever else prohibited by law.
HOW DO I ENTER?
You can enter the Sweepstakes by (1) logging on to your non-private Twitter account (or create an account if you do not already have one by visiting twitter.com), (2) Attending the Balloon Time Twitter Party being held on October 22, 2015, from 19:00:00 PM EST – 19:59:59 PM EST, (3) answering the question(s) specified by Twitter account @mombloggersclub during the party and (3) including the hashtags #BalloonTimeBash and #sweeps in your Tweet to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Your Tweet must conform to the additional entry requirements set forth below. You represent that your Entry conforms to all entry requirements and acknowledge that Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, disqualify you from the Sweepstakes if Sponsor decides that your entry fails to conform to the entry requirements or any other provision of these Official Rules. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account/email address.
Entries may NOT contain, as determined by us, in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that:
• is sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic;
• promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing) or a particular political agenda;
• is obscene or offensive;
• defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
• communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate; and/or violates any law;
We reserve the right to reject any entry, in our sole and absolute discretion, that we determine does not meet the above criteria.
Entry Limit? Limit one (1) entry per person and Twitter account during the Balloon Time Twitter Party.
We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.
We will automatically disqualify:
• Any incomplete or illegible entry; and
• Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described above.
WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZES:
One (1) Grand Prize Winner and five (5) First Prize winners will be selected for the Balloon Time Twitter Party Sweepstakes, and will be determined through random drawings on or about 19:59:59 PM EST on October 22, 2015 in New York from all eligible entries received. Selected winners will be notified by @MomBloggersClub via a Tweet. 1000heads, Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the drawing, will conduct the random draw.
Before being declared a prize winner, a potential prize winner who is a resident of Canada must first correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a mathematical sill-testing question. The sill-testing question will be administered by email.
One (1) Grand Prize $1,000 (USD) paid in the form of a check from the Administrator. (ARV: $1,000)
Five (5) First Prizes: One (1) $30 Balloon Time gift voucher AND $70 of miscellaneous craft materials. Balloon Time voucher must be redeemed by the date listed on the voucher and is subject to additional terms and conditions available on the voucher. (ARV: $100 USD each)
The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $1,500 USD.
Limit one prize per person.
If for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value as permitted. We will only award the prizes described and in the numbers stated. If you are a potential winner, subject to verification, we will notify you by sending you a direct message via Twitter within five (5) days following the random drawing. If the notification we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award the prize to an alternate, randomly selected winner.
If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the Twitter handle used to enter the Sweepstakes.
If you are a potential winner:
• We may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, W-8Ben form or Liability/Publicity Release within 10 days of notification. If you are a U.S. resident, you will be issued an IRS Form 1099 the following January, for the actual value of the prize. You are advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize; and
• If you (or your parent or legal guardian, if applicable) do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select an alternate, randomly selected winner.
If you are confirmed as a winner of this Sweepstakes:
• You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services. However, if for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value; and
• You may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we will award it to an alternate potential winner; and
• If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, provincial and local taxes related to accepting the prize; and
• If you are otherwise eligible for this Sweepstakes, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, we may award the prize to your parent/legal guardian on your behalf; and
Unless otherwise noted, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty and / or terms and conditions.
WHAT ARE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING?
Your odds of winning this Sweepstakes depend on the number of eligible entries we receive.
WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS ARE YOU AGREEING TO BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES?
By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree:
• To abide by these Official Rules; and
• To release and hold harmless Balloon Time, Worthington Cylinder Corp. and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won; and
• That Balloon Time’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Sweepstakes; and
• That by accepting a prize, Balloon Time may use your proper name and state or country of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Sweepstakes, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.
WHAT LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED?
This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Ohio for any disputes arising out of this Sweepstakes. If you do not agree with this provision and these Official Rules, please do not enter this Sweepstakes.
WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE SWEEPSTAKES CAN’T RUN AS PLANNED?
If someone cheats, or a virus, bug, bot, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Sweepstakes, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Sweepstakes, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes.
If you attempt or we have strong reason to believe that you have compromised the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, creating a bot or other automated program, or by committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may disqualify you, and ban you from participating in any of our future Sweepstakes, so please play fairly.
HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT WHO WON?
To receive confirmation of who won, direct message us @BalloonTime or send an email with the subject ‘Twitter Party’ to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 30, 2015.
WHO IS SPONSORING THIS SWEEPSTAKES?
Worthington Cylinder Corp., manufacturer and trademark owner of Balloon Time, is the sponsor of this Promotion. Worthington Cylinder Corp. is located at 200 Old Wilson Bridge Rd. Columbus, OH 43085.
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to Balloon Time and not Twitter. The information you provide will only be used in connection with this Sweepstakes.
Tweet and Twitter are registered trademarks of Twitter, Inc.
Residents of Canada, please note: Participation in the Sweepstakes implies consent to transfer personal data to the United States for purposes of administration of the Sweepstakes and consent for personal information to be transmitted, stored and processed in jurisdictions outside of Canada that may not have the same protections as the Canada. Personal information may be used to: (A) contact Entrants regarding the Sweepstakes in response to you soliciting such messages by entering the Sweepstakes; (B) publish an Entrant’s name in a Winners List, if they should win; and (C) if an Entrant selects to receive additional information, to send additional information to that Entrant. Entrants have the right to access, withdraw and correct their personal data. Entrants may request such action by sending a message to the Balloon Time Twitter Party Sweepstakes Opt-out Request c/o 1000heads, 580 Broadway, Suite 201, New York, NY 10012. For further information see http://www.balloontime.com/terms-of-service-privacy-policy/.
In relation to entrants who are residents in the United Kingdom, nothing in these Rules shall exclude or in any way limit any party’s liability (a) for death or personal injury arising from any party’s negligence or (b) in respect of fraud.