The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties

“The Great Dream Machine” 2017 Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

 

No Purchase OR DONATION Necessary to enter or win. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. A Purchase OR DONATION Will Not Increase Your Chance of Winning. Void where prohibited.

Eligibility: The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties “Great Dream Machine” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, excluding residents of New York, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties (the “Sponsor”), and US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., (collectively the “Sponsor’s Affiliates”) and their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies and immediate family members (spouse, parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household with such individuals, whether related or not, are not eligible to participate.

Sponsor/Administrator: “Sponsor”: The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties, 1222 East State St., Rockford, IL 61104. “Administrator”: US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625.

Timing: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Central Time (“CT”) on April 15, 2017, and ends at 4:30 PM CT on September 1, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes.

How to Enter: There are five (5) ways to participate.

(1)   Online Donation Method. During the Promotion Period, visit www.greatdreammachine.com, follow the online prompts sign up to participate in “The Great Dream Machine” Sweepstakes to benefit The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form, including a valid home address. P.O. Boxes are not permitted. After successfully registering and processing your pledge and accepting these Official Rules, you will automatically receive one (1) entry per each pledge of $10; and three (3) entries per each pledge of $20; and eight (8) entries per each pledge of $50; and seventeen (17) entries per each pledge of $100; and forty six (46) entries per each pledge of $250; and one hundred (100) entries per each pledge of $500; one thousand (1000) entries per each pledge of $1000 or more, into the Sweepstakes (“Online Entry”). Online Participants must have a valid email address. All Online Entries must be received by no later than 4:30:00 PM CT, September 1, 2017. You may enter as often as you like.

(2)   Telephone Donation Method. During the Promotion Period, call the Arc at (815) 965-3455 to participate in “The Great Dream Machine” Sweepstakes to benefit The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties and to complete and submit the registration form, including a valid home address. P.O. Boxes are not permitted. After successfully registering and processing your pledge, you will automatically receive one (1) entry per each pledge of $10; and three (3) entries per each pledge of $20; and eight (8) entries per each pledge of $50; and seventeen (17) entries per each pledge of $100; and forty six (46) entries per each pledge of $250; and one hundred (100) entries per each pledge of $500; one thousand (1000) entries per each pledge of $1000 or more, into the Sweepstakes (“Telephone Entry”). All Telephone Entries must be received by no later than 4:30:00 PM CT, September 1, 2017. You may enter as often as you like. You may use Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Telephone Entry receipts will be sent to your email address. If you wish to have a receipt mailed to you, please add a $1.00 postage and handling fee.

(3)   Donation at the Arc Office, 1222 East State St, Rockford, IL 61104. During the Promotion Period, visit the Arc Office at 1222 East State St, Rockford, IL 61104 to participate in “The Great Dream Machine” Sweepstakes to benefit The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties and to complete and submit the registration form, including a valid home address. P.O. Boxes are not permitted. After successfully registering and processing your pledge, you will automatically receive one (1) entry per each pledge of $10; and three (3) entries per each pledge of $20; and eight (8) entries per each pledge of $50; and seventeen (17) entries per each pledge of $100; and forty six (46) entries per each pledge of $250; and one hundred (100) entries per each pledge of $500; one thousand (1000) entries per each pledge of $1000 or more, into the Sweepstakes (“In-Office Entry”). All In-Office Entries must be received by no later than 4:30:00 PM CT, September 1, 2017. You may enter as often as you like. You may use check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

(4)   Mail Donation Method. During the Promotion Period, complete and submit by mail the registration form included in the postcard mailed to your address to participate in “The Great Dream Machine” Sweepstakes to benefit The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties, including a valid home address. P.O. Boxes are not permitted. After successfully registering and processing your pledge, you will automatically receive one (1) entry per each pledge of $10; and three (3) entries per each pledge of $20; and eight (8) entries per each pledge of $50; and seventeen (17) entries per each pledge of $100; and forty six (46) entries per each pledge of $250; and one hundred (100) entries per each pledge of $500; one thousand (1000) entries per each pledge of $1000 or more, into the Sweepstakes (“Mail Donation Entry”). All Mail Donations Entries must be postmarked between April 15, 2017 and September 1, 2017, and received by September 6, 2017. Neither the Sponsor nor the Sponsor’s Affiliates are responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, destroyed, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, mutilated entries or postage due mail. You may enter as often as you like. You may use check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Mail Donation Entry receipts will be sent to your email address. If you wish to have a receipt mailed to you, please add a $1.00 postage and handling fee.

(5)   Free, No Donation Necessary, Method. During the Promotion Period, send an original hand-printed 3″ x 5″ card that includes your first name, last name, age, complete mailing address, including zip code, daytime telephone number, and email address, if you have one, in a stamped envelope to: “The Great Dream Machine” Sweepstakes, 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625-2437 (“Mail Entry”). You may enter as often as you like, however, all entries are limited to one (1) entry per outer mailing envelope. To be included in the Grand Prize Drawing, the Mail Entry must be hand-printed, postmarked between April 15, 2017 and September 1, 2017, and received by September 6, 2017. Neither the Sponsor nor the Sponsor’s Affiliates are responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, destroyed, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, mutilated entries or postage due mail. Photocopies, mechanically reproduced, forged or altered mailed entries and facsimiles are void. Incomplete or illegible entries are not eligible. Entries received in envelopes larger than a number ten (#10) standard-sized 4-1/8″ x 9-1/2″ envelope will be automatically disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

Entries must be received online, by telephone or in person at the Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties, or be postmarked by September 1, 2017 and received by September 6, 2017 to be eligible.

In the event of any dispute regarding the identity of a person submitting an Online Entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized e-mail account holder, which is defined for purposes of these Official Rules as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

Prizes / Prize Drawing & Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): There will be one (1) Grand Prize Winner who will receive the Grand Prize consisting of $10,000 cash and the opportunity to participate in The Great Dream Machine Lucky Envelope Event (the “Event”).

On/about 5:00 PM CT on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, from among all eligible entries received, one (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected.  The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified via email and/or phone, and will be required to sign and return, within seven (7) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, an IRS W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, “the Releases”). These Releases will require the Grand Prize winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law.  The Releases shall provide the Released Parties relief from any and all liability, claims, demands, suits, losses, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs), and causes of action of any kind or nature, including without limitation for personal injury and/or damage, theft, or loss (collectively, the “Claims”) suffered in connection with this Sweepstakes, or acceptance of and use or misuse of any prize or any prize portion thereof; except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Grand Prize winner will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of preparation of tax forms as required by law.

Return of prize or winner notification as undeliverable, failure to respond to notification, failure to reach the winner and/or failure to provide required proof of eligibility, and any other required documentation in a timely manner may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Non-winning participants will not be notified.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all the requirements set forth herein. If a particular potential Winner cannot be reached within said five (5) days, that potential Winner will be disqualified without further notice and an alternate Winner will be selected at random from among the remaining eligible entries.

Upon receipt and confirmation of the Releases, the confirmed Grand Prize winner (and up to three (3) guests) will be invited to attend a special Event at a date and location determined by the Sponsor (the “Event”). At this Event, the Grand Prize winner will be presented with a series of sealed envelopes, provided to the ISA by a promotion industry insurance underwriter. The Grand Prize winner will be asked to identify, by number, a series of sealed envelopes which will be on display, and numbered 1 thru 25.  The winner will verbally call out his/her choice of envelope number, which will then be opened by the sweepstakes company representative in attendance.  A printed insert inside the envelope will identify the prize associated with that number envelope.  Envelopes may be selected in any sequence as determined by the Winner in his/her sole discretion.  The Winner will continue to select (and have opened) envelopes, until the same prize comes up for the fifth time. At that point, the envelope selection process stops, and the prize that has been selected 5 times, before any other prize, is the prize that will be awarded. The Great Dream Machine Lucky Envelope Cash Prize is $100,000.  In order to win the Great Dream Machine Lucky Envelope Cash Prize, five (5) matching envelope inserts that say “$100,000″ must be selected and revealed before the prize included in all the other envelopes, is revealed. If The Great Dream Machine Lucky Envelope Cash Prize is not won, the Sponsor awards a consolation prize, totaling $1,000. One winner is guaranteed to be selected and offered the opportunity to participate in the Event and win. Administrators’ decisions are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.

If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner’s parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute and return the Releases on minor’s behalf, as applicable.

Odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

GENERAL: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, and release the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator, and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.

 

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof, to Sponsor’s satisfaction, that such party is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry.  Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw a method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes). If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes termination.

 

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the state of Illinois.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Illinois without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Illinois. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.

 

THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.

 

PRIVACY: By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants acknowledge that the Sponsor collects, through a third-party partner, personal information about users when registering for the Sweepstakes. Entrants may choose to opt-out of receiving future communication from the Sponsor.

 

Winners List Request: For a list of prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped, #10 envelope to: “Great Dream Machine” Sweepstakes Winners Request, P.O. Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625. Requests must be received by October 6, 2017.

Void in New York and Puerto Rico and wherever restricted or prohibited by law.

 

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