A LETTER TO MY DOG: TruPet Dog Food Online Giveaway ("Contest")
 
Important:  Please read these Official Rules before participating in the Contest.  By participating in the Contest, you, as an “Entrant” to the Contest, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.

 
OFFICIAL RULES

Eligibility. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.    The Contest is open only to legal residents of all 50 United States (and the District of Columbia), as allowed and not prohibited by state or local law, who are at least 18 years old (or the age of majority under applicable law). IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND Happy Street Entertainment, LLC (the "Sponsor") RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, NOT TO AWARD PRIZE(S) TO YOU.  To be eligible to win a Prize, Entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the manner and format designated in these Official Rules.  Employees, directors and officers of Sponsor and any of their respective affiliates, parent companies, subsidiary companies, and advertising and promotion agencies, including, but not limited to: Happy Street Entertainment LLC, Lisa Erspamer Entertainment, TruPet LLC (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), and members of their immediate families are not eligible to participate or win any prizes.  All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  By participating in the Contest, you agree that: (1) you have read and understand the Official Rules; (2) you meet the Contest eligibility requirements as explained in the Official Rules; (3) you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor; and (4) the Official Rules shall be legally binding on you and your legal representatives, heirs, successors, and assigns. 

Entries. Entrants may enter by submitting an originally-written letter to their dog (the “Letters”) on the Contest landing page, or submitted on social media platforms with qualifying language as designated by Sponsor, during the entry period beginning at 9:00 a.m. CST on July 29, 2019, and ending at 8:59 a.m. CST on October 15, 2019 .  Qualifying Letters will constitute and “Entry”, and will entitle Entrants to be eligible (subject to additional eligibility requirements) for one “Grand Prize” selection based on the judging criteria.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor will have the full and sole discretion to modify, define and interpret the Entry method and period in all regards, including without limitation, the discretion to change the entry period and/or close the Contest. 

Judging.  Each Letter will be judged based on the following criteria: (a) Originality/Creativity (40%), (b) Appropriateness to Subject Matter (40%), and (c) Sincerity (20%).  The weighted percentages are subject to change at the discretion of Sponsor.  Entrant whose Letter earns the highest overall score will win the Grand Prize. In the event of a tie in the overall score, the Winner will be determined by a coin flip.  The Letter(s) must be wholly original to the applicable Entrant, of Entrant’s own writing style and creation.  Letter(s) must not have been entered in any other competition or violate the rights of any other parties or intellectual property owners.  Letter(s) must not be offensive or defamatory, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  The Letter shall be subject to the “Ownership and License” section contained in these Official Rules, but in no event shall Entrant’s submission be considered consideration to participate in this Contest.  No purchase is necessary for Entrant to enter or win.  The “Winner” selection will be conducted on or about October 16, 2019, by judges selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion. 

Contest Prize.  Sponsor will award one Grand Prize to the selected winning Entry based on Judging criteria. The grand prize will consist of a year’s supply of dog food from TruPet, LLC (“Prize Supplier”), which is anticipated to be fulfilled through the delivery of gift cards to use by the Winner (ARV $2,000.00). Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor will have the full and sole discretion to modify, define and interpret the Grand Prize and their descriptions in all regards.
 
All prize details will be determined by the Sponsor in their discretion. The Winner will be contacted regarding fulfilment of the Grand Prize following the Winner selection. 
 
All expenses not specifically mentioned as responsible by the Sponsor herein are not included in any prize and are solely the Winner’s responsibility.
 
The Winner may be required to review and execute further contracts and releases provided by Sponsor in order to receive the Prize.
 
Tax consequences are the responsibility of the Winner. The Winner will be required to complete an IRS tax form W9 and will be issued a form 1099, if applicable.
 
There is no substitution by the Winner for any Prize or any portion thereof and no refunds will be given for any unused portion of the Prize. The Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
 
No Warranties: ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS.” CONTEST ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF ANY PRIZE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES FOR A PRIZE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, ARE LIMITED TO AND CONTAINED IN THE MANUFACTURERS’ OR SERVICE PROVIDERS’ WARRANTIES, AS RELEVANT.
 
The use of certain companies’ products and services as Prizes does not imply participation in, approval of, or endorsement of this Contest by such companies.  All trademarks of Contest Entities are the property of their respective owners. 
 

Release, Hold Harmless And Indemnification: BY ENTERING, ALL ENTRANTS IN THE CONTEST, ENTRANT’S HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, LEGAL SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS RELEASE AND AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR AND ALL CONTEST ENTITIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES), LIABILITY, LOSS, COST, FEES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE TO PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH) OR PERSONAL OR REAL PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY REASON OF THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, REDEMPTION, MISDIRECTION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE OR ANY PORTION OF ANY PRIZE (INCLUDING ANY ACTIVITY OR TRAVEL RELATED THERETO) OR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACTIVITIES OR FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS BASED ON RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY AND RIGHTS OF PRIVACY WHETHER ANY OF THESE THINGS ARE CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY THE ACTS, OMISSIONS, NEGLIGENCE OR MISCONDUCT OF THE SPONSOR AND/OR THE CONTEST ENTITIES.
 
Other Contest Submission Requirements:  Any Entry, if applicable, and in the sole discretion of Sponsor may be disqualified if Entrant: 

  • Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate. Examples include, children or pets in unsafe situations, or Entries that promote bigotry or discrimination.

  • Disparages any person, Sponsor, the Contest Entities or any such entity’s products.

  • Violates or infringes upon the copyrights, trademarks, or privacy, property, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity;

  • Promotes illicit use of alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing);

Any Entry, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, that is considered inappropriate or not suitable for publication, may be disqualified.
 
Potential Contest Winner may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility for verification purposes or Liability/Publicity Release within three (3) days. In the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules; if the potential Winner does not respond to Sponsor within forty-eight (48) hours; or a Winner declines the Prize offered, the Contest Prize will be forfeited and Sponsor may select an alternate Winner from among remaining eligible Entries received during the corresponding Entry Period. An alternate Winner will be chosen within two (2) weeks of a determination that one must be selected. 

Disclaimer. Sponsor, the Contest Entities, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, media partners, printers, and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or Entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related or technical malfunctions or failures; (c) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor or by non-authorized human intervention; (d) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer from entrant's participation in the Contest or access of the any websites related to the Contest, whether human, mechanical or electronic; (e) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest; or (f) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in the Contest.
If the Contest becomes compromised, hampered, interrupted, not capable of running as planned, rendered impossible of performance in any way or prevented, including, without limitation, because of any kind of computer viruses, bugs, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, an event of force majeure or any other cause created by Sponsor and/or the Contest Entities, the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the Official Rules, to cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw the Contest or any Contest offer and/or cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw any method of Entry, without notice, and select Winner from all Entries received for the Contest prior to or after the cancellation, modification, suspension or withdrawal. As used herein, an event of force majeure shall be deemed to include, without limitation, an act of God; an act of terrorism, war, riot or civil commotion, fire, casualties, equipment failure, boycott; labor dispute, strike or stoppage (including a strike by the members of any union), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, an act, regulation, order or request of or by any federal, state or local authority or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the act, regulation, order or request proves to be invalid); or any other similar or dissimilar act beyond the Sponsor’s control.
 
ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. All Prizes will be awarded.  Prize notifications not claimed per the methods described in these official rules within forty-eight (48) hours will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate Winner.  Prize is not transferable.  No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of the Prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value for any Prize.  All Prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).  Sponsor are not responsible for loss, delay or damage in shipping any Prize or notification. 

General Release.  BY ENTERING, ALL ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE CONTEST ENTITIES ASSUME NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST ENTRANT’S ENTRY INTO THE CONTEST, THE USE, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION OR AWARDING OF ANY PRIZE OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN AND/OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, DEATH, LOSS OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY DUE TO AN INTENTIONAL ACT, AN ACT OF NEGLIGENCE OR DEFAULT AND/OR ANY ACT OF GOD.

Use of Entrant Name, Likeness, etc. Except where prohibited by law or Sponsor’s Privacy Policy the Prize Winner grants Sponsor and the Contest Entities the perpetual and irrevocable right and license to use the Letter, his/her name, photograph, visual and audio likeness, statements, biographical information, address (including city and state of residence) and any other information contained in his/her Entry on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media now known or hereafter invented or discovered (including, without limitation, on the Sponsor’s and Contest Entities' web sites or social media pages), in perpetuity, without further compensation, notice, review or approval.

Not Endorsed By Facebook or Instagram: By participating in this Contest, you acknowledge that this Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram and release Facebook and Instagram from any and all liability arising from or related to this Contest. The information you are providing for this Contest is being provided to Sponsor and not to Facebook or Instagram and will be used to notify you if you have won.

Ownership And License: All Contest related materials, including the Letter and other Entry materials, Photos, and/or Statements (collectively, “Submission”) becomes 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 into this Content constitutes Entrant’s irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation or attribution, to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, or display such Submission for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereafter invented, throughout the universe, for the duration or the copyright in the Submission.  Sponsor and/or others authorized by Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission.
 
Any use of any of the Contest Entities’ trademarks or copyright interest is strictly prohibited and may subject Winner to civil and/or criminal liability.