OFFICIAL RULES

MARS Chocolate North America, LLC

M&MS'® Brand Back to School SWEEPSTAKES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE CHANCE OF WINNING.

VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED. SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE           

LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND

REGULATIONS APPLY.

 

Sweepstakes: 2013 MARS Back to School Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes")
Sponsor: Mars Chocolate North America LLC., 800 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Eligible Locations: CONUS Military Installations
Account: DeCA (Defense Commissary Agency)
Administrator: Pro Pac Marketing, 4556 Sunbelt Dr, Addison, TX 75001
Minimum Age: Entrants must be at the time of entry at least 18 years of age or older

ADDRESSES:

 
Website:  www.marsmilitary.com
Free Entry Address: 2013 M&M'S Back to School Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 2312, Addison, TX 75001 
Winners List Address: Mars Chocolate NA, Inc. Sweepstakes/Winners List, C/O Pro Pac Marketing, 4556 Sunbelt Drive Addison, TX 75001

 

SWEEPSTAKES DATES:

 
Start Time Date: 12:00:01 AM Central Time on August 20, 2013
End Time Date: 11:59:59 PM Central Time on September 13, 2013
Sweepstakes Period: Start Date through End Date
Entry Deadline: 11:59:59 PM Central Time on September 13, 2013
Drawing Date: September 20, 2013
Winners List Request Deadline: September 30, 2013 

 

PRIZES

  Three (3) First Prizes: $500 in Commissary gift cards for school supplies

 

HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES:

Visit www.marsmilitary.com, click the Sweepstakes Link button and fill out the online entry form with your actual name and residential address (no P.O. Boxes), City, State and Zip Code (as they appear on your driver's license or other government issued identification), phone number, date of birth and email notification preferences. Upon clicking the "Submit" button, you must agree to enter the Sweepstakes and accept the Official Rules, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Internet TV users are not supported. Internet access and valid email account required. No Automated Entries. You must fill out your own entry form without the use of any automated sweepstakes entry filling services or form filling services. The use (or suspected use) of any automated, programmed, robotic or similar system to enter is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Entries filled out by anyone other than you will be disqualified. Auto entries prohibited

LIMIT ON ENTRIES:  One (1) entry per person per 24 hour period day (CT).

THE DRAWING: Winners will be selected by random drawing from eligible entries.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 

LIMIT ON PRIZES:  One (1) prize per household.  

WINNER NOTIFICATION/VERIFICATION AND DELIVERY OF PRIZE:  Winners will be notified by email, phone and/or mail within approximately one (1) week of the Drawing Date. If after a reasonable number of attempts during a calendar day (as determined by Sponsor or Administrator in its sole discretion) contact is not made with winner, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. First Prize winner will (and each Second Prize winner may) be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of publicity/liability ("Affidavit") within the time period specified by Sponsor or Administrator in the letter accompanying the Affidavit ("Prize Letter") or prize will be forfeited. Trip participants may be required to sign releases before prize is awarded. If a prize or mail is returned as undeliverable without a forwarding address, then prize may be forfeited. An alternate winner for forfeited prizes may be selected at Sponsor's sole discretion. Prize will be awarded upon Sponsor's receipt of Affidavit (if applicable) and verification of prize winner's eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. If a winner is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence, the prize may, in Sponsor's sole discretion, be awarded in the name of his/her parent/legal guardian. Any required Affidavits or other documents must be signed by parent/legal guardian of a minor in his/her state of residence.

THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ARE PART OF THE FULL OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND OUTSIDE ELIGIBLE STATES. PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE CHANCE OF WINNING. 
THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF DELAWARE.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.

ELIGIBILITY: To enter you must be a legal resident of the United States in an Eligible State, active duty, retired or an immediate family of a member in the United States Armed Forces and at least the Minimum Age. You are not eligible if you or any member of your immediate family or household (whether or not related) is (A) an employee, officer or director of (1) Sponsor, Account, Administrator or their respective parent, affiliated and subsidiary companies (collectively, the "Promotion Parties"), (2) any of the Sweepstakes Parties' other promotional partners, advertising or promotions agencies, suppliers of Promotion materials, internet promotion developers, judging or administration organizations, or auditing or legal firms and other parties engaged in the production, promotion, administration or execution of this Sweepstakes ("Promotion Providers"), or (3) the NFL Entities (as defined below), or (B) an owner/operator or person responsible for purchasing or promotion decisions at retailers that sell Sponsor products. "Immediate family" means parents, children, stepparents, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings and spouses, whether or not living at the same residence.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, you accept and agree to abide by the Official Rules and all decisions of Sponsor and its judging and administration organizations, which are final and legally binding in all respects and warrant that you are eligible to participate. No substitution or transfer to a third party of all or any part of prize permitted. If, for any reason, a prize cannot be awarded or winner is not capable of redeeming a prize, Sponsor is not obligated to award it and Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion of prize) with a prize of comparable or greater value or cash value. If, for any reason, more prizes are claimed than the stated number, Sponsor reserves the right to randomly draw winners from eligible prize claimants in such prize category. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes, if any, on prizes and any expenses not specifically described in these Official Rules. Non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. You are not a winner unless and until (A) your entry is received (upon Sponsor's request), (B) you have fully complied with the Official Rules and (C) all verification and award processes have been completed. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use winner's name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion in any medium, without further compensation, except as prohibited by law.

By entering this Promotion and accepting a prize, winner and companions agree that Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and remove the winner and/or companions from any activity at any time if the winner's and/or companions' actions at any point may or do cause damage to person, property or the reputation of any of the Promotion Parties.   

RELEASE OF LIABILITY:  BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR OR ANY OTHER RELEASEE (DEFINED BELOW) BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR, AND YOU HEREBY RELEASE THEM FROM, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, COSTS, EXPENSE OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURIES AND/OR DEATH, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, AND COUNSEL FEES AND COURT COSTS) ARISING OR RESULTING FROM ANYTHING RELATING TO:

   THE PRODUCTION, PROMOTION, ADMINISTRATION OR EXECUTION OF THIS  SWEEPSTAKES (OR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN IT);

   CANCELLATION, MODIFICATION OR RESCHEDULING OF ANY ASPECT OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES;

   USE OF ANY WEB SITE(S) RELATED TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR MATERIALS ON THE WEB SITE;

   ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE OR NONUSE OF THE PRIZE; OR

   PARTICIPATING IN  ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY. 

"RELEASEES" MEANS SPONSOR, ALL SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES, SWEEPSTAKES PROVIDERS AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS AND AGENTS, AND THE NFL ENTITIES.

LIMITATIONS:  Neither Sponsor nor any other Releasee is responsible for:

   lost, late, damaged, incomplete, illegible, stolen, misdirected, misplaced, incorrect or postage due mail, shipping, email or other communications;

   any website, computer, telephone, satellite, cable, network, Internet or other equipment, electronics, software, service, transmission, connection, processing or other errors, failures, congestion, accessibility or availability issues; 

   unauthorized access, tampering, hacking, theft or destruction; or

   other technical or human error in the receipt or processing of entries or other submissions (whether to or from) or otherwise related to the production, promotion, administration or execution of the Sweepstakes.

TAMPERING/VIOLATIONS/DISRUPTION:  Sponsor may, in its sole determination, disqualify any person it believes may be tampering with the entry or other operation of the Sweepstakes or acting in violation of the Official Rules, in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON OR ENTITY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

CANCELLATION/MODIFICATION:  Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes if this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as Sponsor planned for any reason (including, but not limited to, due to tampering, unauthorized intervention, computer virus, fraud, technical or human error or any other causes which Sponsor, in its sole opinion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or intended conduct of this Sweepstakes)

EMAIL ACCOUNT HOLDER:  If the holder of an email account is disputed, entry will be deemed made by the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by the internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, school, etc.) that assigns e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the e-mail address. 

NO PRIZE WARRANTY:  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS. SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY.

DISPUTES: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ALL LIMITATIONS AND RELEASES SET FORTH IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET DAMAGES, AND SHALL NOT, IN ANY EVENT, INCLUDE ANY PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ATTORNEY'S FEES OR COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR ANY INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

ADMINISTRATION:  Administrator is responsible for the collection, submission and processing of entries and the overall administration and execution of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Administrator at its above address with any questions, comments or problems related to this Sweepstakes.

WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to Winners List Address above.  Request must be received by the Winners List
Request Deadline. Winners List will be sent after winner verification and all prizes have been awarded.


 

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