Balsam Hill Blog Exclusive Feature Contest Rules

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 BALSAM HILL BLOG EXCLUSIVE FEATURE CONTEST NOVEMBER 2012

OFFICIAL RULES

Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 18  years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Balsam Hill, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this contest.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

This promotion is not administered by, sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter.

SPONSOR

Balsam Hill, 50 Woodside Plaza, Suite 111, Redwood City, CA 94061

CONTEST PERIOD

The “Balsam Hill Blog Exclusive Feature” (“Contest”) begins at 12:01 a.m. PST on 11/23/12 and ends 11:59 p.m. PST on 12/12/12 (“Contest Period”).  Balsam Hill’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Contest.

HOW TO ENTER

During the Contest Period, blog about “Elegant Christmas Party Must-Haves.” The blog entry should include a Balsam Hill badge provided in blog.balsamhill.com/contest and an announcement of the “Dreaming of a Balsam Hill Christmas” Facebook Sweepstakes. Entry will be submitted through the Rafflecopter form. You will need to sign in to Rafflecopter with your e-mail or through Facebook. The first entry includes is mandatory and involves submitting the link to the blog entry submission. The rest of the entries are completely optional and include, but are not limited to, becoming a fan on Facebook, following on Twitter, tweeting a link, following on Pinterest, pinning, submitting blog entry to the Balsam Hill Blog Carnival. There is no cost to register or enter. No automated entry devices, bots and/or other programs and/or software are permitted for entry. Each person can enter his blog entry to the Contest only once, but can earn points daily from other tasks such as tweeting and pinning. All entries become the property of Balsam Hill and will not be returned.

LIMIT

One (1) blog entry per person and per blog. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void. You may only use one (1) email address to enter this Contest.

ELIGIBILITY

This Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, 18 years of age or older. Employees of Balsam Hill, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and family members (spouse, parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same household of such employees are ineligible. This offer is void wherever prohibited, and is subject to all federal, state and local laws. By participating, entrants agree to these official rules.  Balsam Hill may report, as required by applicable statute or regulation, the value of the prizes and the identity of the winners, to appropriate taxing authorities.

WINNER SELECTION/DRAWING

On or about 12/19/12, Balsam Hill will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received to select one (1) potential winner. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  Except as specifically provided herein, the prize is guaranteed to be awarded.

WINNER NOTIFICATION

Potential winner will be notified via email and will be required to complete and return a Certificate of Eligibility, including the winner’s social security number for tax reporting purposes, within fourteen (14) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. If such document is not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Balsam Hill is unable to contact potential winner or potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Balsam Hill’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.

For the name of the winner, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Balsam Hill Blog Exclusive Feature, 50 Woodside Plaza, Suite 111, Redwood City, CA 94061.

PRIZE (1)

To one (1) winner, Balsam Hill will award one (1) exclusive feature on the Balsam Hill blog. One (1) prize will be awarded. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Balsam Hill. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Balsam Hill reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Balsam Hill’s sole discretion.  By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to the release or his or her name and/or likeness for potential publicity purposes, where permitted by law.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

By entering, entrants agree to release Balsam Hill, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and their agents from all liability, injuries, loss and/or damage of any kind arising from their participation in the Contest and the acceptance and use/misuse of any prize and agree to be bound by the Official Rules.

Balsam Hill is not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any Contest-related materials; stolen, lost, late, misdirected, and damaged, incomplete, illegible or postage-due mail; or technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software.  By participating in this Contest and accepting a prize, the winner agrees that Balsam Hill and its affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Contest or resulting from the winner’s participation in the Contest, acceptance, possession, use, or misuse, of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, privacy or defamation.  Balsam Hill reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if fraud or technical failures compromise the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest as determined by Balsam Hill in its sole discretion.  Balsam Hill reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or otherwise violates any of the rules of the Contest.

PRIVACY

Email addresses submitted for this Contest will only be used to contact the winner, unless the entrant has opted to subscribe to our mailing list to receive newsletters and special offers. Email subscribers may unsubscribe at any time.

By participating in this Contest you are bound by the Balsam Hill’s Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. For details see: http://www.balsamhill.com/terms_privacy.asp.