Gear Up for Geocaching Sweepstakes!

Groundspeak is sponsoring a sweepstakes for lots of geocaching stuff!   Deadline August 31st!

Go to: http://goo.gl/ZOmnpb to enter.

Fine Print-

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. INTERNET ACCESS, AN EMAIL ADDRESS AND A GEOCACHING.COM USERNAME ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU (“ENTRANT OR “YOU”) MUST AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH CREATE A CONTRACT SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING.
1. Eligibility.  The Gear Up for Geocaching Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry and who are members in good standing of Geocaching.com on the date of entry in this Sweepstakes.  Employees of Groundspeak, Inc., as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.
2. Sponsor.  Groundspeak, Inc.837 N. 34th Street, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98103.
3. Agreement to Official Rules.  Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes.  Winning a Prize (defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
4. Sweepstakes Period. The Sweepstakes begins on or about August 1, 2013 at 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on August 31, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
5. How to Enter.
(a) TO ENTER:  During the Sweepstakes Period, you can enter the Sweepstakes by visiting http://goo.gl/ZOmnpb, filling out the registration form (the “Registration”) and clicking “Send Form.”   On the Registration, you will be asked to (i) provide your information including, your name, email address, and mailing address), (ii) provide your valid Geocaching.com username, (iii) answer some questions about how you found out about the Sweepstakes and whether you’ve been geocaching, and (iv) check the box indicating your agreement to the Official Rules (collectively, an “Entry”).
(b) Limit. Each Entrant may enter the Sweepstakes one (1) time during the Sweepstakes Period with a single Entry.   Any attempt by any Entrant to enter more than once using the same, multiple/different Geocaching.com usernames, email addresses, identities, registrations, or any other methods will void that Entrant’s Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified.
6. Winner Selection. Three (3) prizes will be available.  On or about September 4, 2013, three (3) potential winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all Entries received during the Entry Period.  The random drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions regarding the random drawing will be final. Odds of winning the prize will depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Entry Period.
7. Winner Requirements. Sponsor will attempt to notify potential winners by email or mail on or about September 4, 2013.  Potential winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release (“Affidavit”), which must be received by Administrator within ten (10) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize.  Prizes will only be mailed to winner’s address in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. If any prize, prize notification, or Sweepstakes-related communication is rejected, faulty, or returned as undeliverable, if the potential winner does not respond according to the notification’s or Sponsor’s instructions, or if the potential winner fails to comply with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited in Sponsor’s sole discretion and an alternate winner may be selected (time permitting) based on the original method of winner selection in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  If legitimately claimed, the prize(s) will be awarded.  Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given and Sponsor will have no responsibility or liability to that Entrant.  To claim a prize, winner must follow the directions in his or her notification.
8. Prize. Three (3) winners, subject to verification, will each receive a prize package (“Prize”) consisting of a one-year Premium membership to Geocaching.com and the following products:
Company
Product
7eye
Gift certificate redeemable towards any one pair of glasses up to $150.00 in value
Camp Chef
Rainier Rainer Campers Combo – Stove/Grill/Griddle
Greenlayer
Evolution Sleeveless Shirt
Evolution Closeout Short Sleeved Shirt
Evolution Long Sleeved Shirt
Twilight Half-Zip Shirt
Kor
Aura Hydration Vessel
MHM
Snack Stacker
Mountainsmith
Tour TLS Lumbar Pack
Skratch Labs
1-lb Exercise Hydration Mix
The approximate retail value (ARV) of each of the three (3) Prizes is: $581.82.  The total ARV of all Prizes is: $1,745.46.
All Prizes are non-transferable, with no cash redemptions, equivalents or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. No prize may be sold, auctioned or traded.  All Prize details not specified in these Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Prize details and availability are subject to change, and in the event that Sponsor is unable to provide a winner with their Prize or any particular product in the Prize, the Sponsor may elect in its sole discretion, to provide such winner with the approximate value of such item in cash or award such winner an alternate prize of comparable or greater value.  The ARV of the Prize is based on available information provided to Sponsor and the value of any Prize awarded to a Winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law.  Sponsor is not responsible for and winner will not receive the difference, if any, between the actual value of the prize at the time of award and the stated ARV in these Official Rules. Each Winner may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number or tax identification number before the Prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes.  An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of Winner for the actual value of the Prize received.  Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.  Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and any other costs, expenses or fees associated with Prize acceptance and/or use not specified herein as being provided.
9. RELEASE.YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY SPONSOR AND PRIZE SUPPLIERS 7EYE, CAMP CHEF, GREENLAYER, KOR, MHM, MOUNTAINSMITH, SKRATCH LABS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS (“RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM, CAUSE OF ACTION, EXPENSE OR ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES) ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR YOUR ENTRY, INCLUDING FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH GEOCACHING OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE OR AWARDING OF THE PRIZE OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN AND/OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY PRIZE- OR SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, DEATH, LOSS, OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY.  WINNER AGREES THAT THE PRIZE IS PROVIDED AS-IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER ENACTED, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ALL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVED BY YOU.  SECTION 1542 READS AS FOLLOWS:
“CERTAIN CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY A GENERAL RELEASE. A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
10.Limitations of Liability. Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, viruses, defects, delays or disconnections in phone lines, cable or satellite systems, computers or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4), technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the uploading, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the winners or in any Sweepstakes-related materials, including without limitation these Official Rules; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail or misdirected or undeliverable Entries; (6) electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in Entrant’s email account to receive email messages or email addresses or mailing addresses that are incomplete, inaccurate or have changed or (7) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Entry.
Without limiting any other provision in these Official Rules, Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any Entrant or winner or any person claiming through such Entrant or winner for failure to supply a Prize or any part thereof in the event that any of the Sweepstakes or the Released Parties’ operations or activities are affected, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any law, rule, regulation, order or other action adopted or taken by any governmental, federal, state or local government authority, or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above.
11. GENERAL RULES.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Entries received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to have provided false information or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Entries.  Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  If the Sweepstakes is not running as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or to extend the Sweepstakes Period.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules will otherwise remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.  In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry, but only if that person meets all of the eligibility criteria.  An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  The potential winners may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the potentially winning entry.  If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.
13. Disputes/Governing Law.  Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the Entrant and Sponsor, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the Prize awarded, or the determination of the winner must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.  Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will an Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than Entrant’s actual out-pocket expenses (if any), not to exceed ten dollars ($10.00), and Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.   This Sweepstakes and any dispute arising under or related thereto (whether for breach of contract, tortious conduct or otherwise) will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington without reference to its conflicts of law principles.  Venue will be exclusively in the state or federal courts located in King County, Washington, and each Entrant accepts and submits to the personal jurisdiction of these courts.
14. Entrant’s Personal Information. Information collected from Entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy  http://www.geocaching.com/about/privacypolicy.aspx. By entering the Sweepstakes, you accept Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.  Additionally, Sponsor may use Entrants’ email address to request that Entrants take part in an optional survey following the Sweepstakes.
15.  Winner List.  To obtain a copy of these Official Rules or for notification of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:  Groundspeak, Inc., 837 N. 34th Street, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98103.    Please specify whether you are requesting a copy of these Official Rules or a winner’s list and the name of the Sweepstakes.  Requests for winners’ lists must be received no later than three (3) months after the end of the Sweepstakes Period.   Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.

About Bruce

I am cartoonist by night and public school teacher by day. After introducing caching to my wife in 2005 I was left in the dust and in decided to assist Cecil-Evil GeoCaching Monkey on his quest for world domination (in 2009 my wife requested I no longer log any caches under "our" name). I have taken Cecil caching around the country (& England) to many events and have even picked up the Triad (& have the coin to prove it). One of my favorite caches is "Get A Life" GCZJ5Z in the same vein I also enjoyed getting Batman's Batcave & The Gorn's Lair.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.