AURA CACIA SCENTS OF BALANCE SWEEPSTAKES AND WEEKLY CONTEST
Please read the Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”) of the Aura Cacia Scents of Balance Sweepstakes and Weekly Contests sponsored by Frontier Essentials, LLC, Norway, Iowa ("Frontier"). As a condition of entry into this Sweepstakes and any Weekly Contest, you agree to accept and comply with the Official Rules and agree with decisions made by Frontier and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes, Contests or these Official Rules.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR CONTESTS. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE AN INDIVIDUAL’S CHANCES OF WINNING. THE ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED DURING THE SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD.
SWEEPSTAKES AND CONTEST PERIODS: The Grand Prize Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 am CST on June 23, 2014 and ends at 11:59 pm CST on August 8, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”). There are seven (7) weekly Contest Periods:
Week 1: Begins June 23, 2014 at 12:01 am CST and ends June 27, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST.
Week 2: Begins June 28, 2014 at 12:01 am CST and ends July 4, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST.
Week 3: Begins July 5, 2014 at 12:01 am CST and ends July 11, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST.
Week 4: Begins July 12, 2014 at 12:01 am CST and ends July 18, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST.
Week 5: Begins July 19, 2014 at 12:01 am CST and ends July 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST.
Week 6: Begins July 26, 2014 at 12:01 am CST and ends August 1, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST.
Week 7: Begins August 2, 2014 at 12:01 am CST and ends August 8, 2014 at 11:59 CST.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contests and Sweepstakes are available only to legal residents of the States of the United States, who are at least the age of majority at the time of entry, except for residents of Rhode Island and Puerto Rico ("Entrant"). Employees, directors and officers and their immediate families (spouses and siblings, parents and children and their spouses) and household members of Frontier, Aura Cacia, or its retail partners in the Sweepstakes and Contests are not eligible. The Sweepstakes and Contests are void in Rhode Island and where prohibited by law.
SPONSOR: Frontier Essentials, LLC, 3021 78th Street, Norway, Iowa 52318-9520 and Aura Cacia (“Sponsor”).
AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Sweepstakes and/or Contests, each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes and Contests. Winning any prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, visit our official website at http://www.auracacia.com/chakras (“Official Website”). You will need Internet access and a web-browser to enter. Entrants will provide their email address, age, and phone number to sign up for a seven week educational email campaign. One (1) entry into the Sweepstakes is allowed per person. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY the end of the Sweepstakes Period.
To enter a weekly Contest, a participant must first enter the sweepstakes. A participant enters a weekly Contest by submitting a photo (“Submission”) at the Official Website. Participation in a weekly Contest is not required to be eligible to win the Grand Prize. One (1) entry into each of the seven (7) Contest Periods is allowed per person. By entering the Contest, Entrants represent and warrant that their entry is their original work, has not been copied from others and does not violate the rights of any other person or entry. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified Sponsor at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the Entrant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Entrant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or accruing from: (i) any entry provided by Entrant that infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. The copyright in any submission shall remain the property of the entrant, but entry in this Contest constitutes Entrant's irrevocable, perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation or attribution, to use the Entry, the Entrant's name and city and state for editorial, advertising, commercial and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world, for the duration of the copyright in the Entry. Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Entry. Each Entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, and any party associated with the development or administration of the Contest, their employees, agents or representatives or any of their parents, subsidiaries, sister companies, or affiliates from any and all liability in connection with the Contest, including without limitation, legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demand or actions of any kind. All Entries into a weekly contest must be received by 10:00 p.m. CST on the Thursday prior to the end of each weekly Contest Period.
Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER SELECTION: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or about August 9, 2014, from among all eligible Entries received. Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor at the Sponsor address. The winner will be notified by email within 5 days of the drawing and will be required to sign and return an accompanying Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability Release and, except where prohibited by law (e.g., Tennessee), a Publicity Release Form (“Affidavit/Release”) within 14 days of receipt of notice of winning. Failure of the potential winner to return the required executed documents within the specified time period may cause the prize to be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner as solely determined by Sponsor. If a prize is refused, a prize winner does not respond within 5 days from the date of notification, a notification is returned or deemed undeliverable, or the potential winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate winner will be selected via a random drawing. Except where prohibited by law (e.g., Tennessee), acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, hometown, likeness, statements, and other personally identifiable information for promotional, advertising and marketing purposes in any and all media now known or hereafter developed throughout the world, in perpetuity, without an additional prize, incentive, consideration, consent or review; and upon request, winner will provide written consent to such use. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
WEEKLY PRIZE WINNER SELECTION: One (1) weekly prize winner will be selected each weekly contest period, from among all eligible Submissions received. A winner will be randomly selected from the 10 photos with the highest number of votes. The voting period for each weekly Contest is 10 a.m. CST the first day of the Contest Period until 12 p.m. CST the Friday of the contest period. A person may vote one (1) time in any 24-hour period.
PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize: Relax & Rejuvenate Weekend Retreat for two at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, dates are subject to availability. The trip consists of airfare for two from the airport closest to winner's residence to Newburgh, NY, ground transportation to the Omega Institute (total travel not to exceed $1800), meals, lodging, resort fees and all applicable taxes. Approximate Retail Value of the Omega Institute Retreat: $1500.00; Seven (7) Weekly Prizes with an assortment of Aura Cacia products and sponsor gifts with an approximate value of $170.00 per week. A weekly prize winner may also win the grand prize. THE ODDS OF WINNING THE GRAND PRIZE DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED DURING THE SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD.
GENERAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: A weekly prize winner must take delivery of the prize within 30 days of notice of availability from the Sponsor or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Sponsor will be responsible for costs of delivering the prize to winner’s residence. A prize may not be transferred or assigned until after the actual winner has complied with all his or her obligations under these Official Rules. No substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize in whole or in part with another prize of equal or greater value if the intended prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The grand prize winner will be responsible for any and all taxes (including but not limited to federal, state, local and/or income) on the prize. The grand prize winner will be required to provide his/her Social Security number for tax reporting purposes. Sponsor will file an IRS form 1099 with the Internal Revenue Service for the value of the prize. The Winner has no claim for a charitable tax deduction. If the prize winner refuses to provide his/her Social Security number, the prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected in accordance with the Official Rules. A prize winner who refuses to provide a Social Security number will have no right to an alternate prize in lieu of providing his/her Social Security number for the original prize. The grand prize winner will be required to execute an Affidavit and Release form prior to the prize being released to such winner. The execution of the Affidavit and Release by the grand prize winner is an explicit condition to releasing said prize; refusal by a prize winner to execute the Affidavit and Release will result in disqualification, and an alternate winner will be selected in accordance with these Official Rules.
Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished by third parties in connection with the Sweepstakes. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
GENERAL CONDITIONS / RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes or Contests, Entrant agrees to (a) release, discharge, and hold harmless Frontier, Aura Cacia and their respective directors, officers, agents, attorneys and employees, and other individuals engaged in the development or execution of this Sweepstakes or Contests from any and all liability for any claims, cost, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or relating to (i) Entrant’s participation, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the prize; (ii) any Frontier or Aura Cacia sponsorship or administration of the Sweepstakes or Contests; and (iii) Entrant’s and/or any third party’s acceptance, use, misuse, possession, sale or disposal of the prize; (b) acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize.
Neither Frontier, Aura Cacia, nor any service providers are responsible for incorrect, illegible, inaccurate or incomplete Entry information, or Entries that are lost, stolen, late, delayed, misdirected, damaged, incompletely received, undeliverable, otherwise defective or lost due to any reason, all of which will be discarded and declared void. Further, neither Frontier, Aura Cacia, nor any service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data or voice transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or Website or to complete a telephone call or facsimile transaction, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost or misdirected mail, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or Contests. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR CONTESTS MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Sweepstakes or Contests are not capable of being executed as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of Entrants, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which in the opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of these Sweepstakes or Contests, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect Entry or Entrant and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes or Contests. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at www.auracacia.com/chakras. If the Sponsor decides to reconvene the Sweepstakes or Contests after a suspension, the determination of the prize winner will be made, from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received as of the date of the suspension, as Sponsor determines in its sole discretion. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.
DISPUTES: Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or Contests or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Benton County, Iowa; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes or Contests but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligation of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes and Contests, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Iowa, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Iowa or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Iowa.
REGULATORY CHALLENGE: In the event the Sweepstakes or Contests are challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Sweepstakes or Contests, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, Sponsor has no liability to any participants who are disqualified due to such action.
E-MAIL COMMUNICATION: By entering this Sweepstakes and/or Contests, Entrant expressly gives his or her consent to be contacted by Sponsor by e-mail.
WINNER/RULES: For the name of the Sweepstakes and weekly Contest winners and/or a copy of these Official Rules, mail a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: 3021 78th Street, Norway, IA 52318-9520. Requests must be received within one (1) year of the contest drawing date. Requests from Vermont residents may omit return postage.