“Family Dollar Survey” Sweepstakes

Official Rules

 

No Purchase Necessary To Enter or Win!  A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The “Family Dollar Survey” Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") will begin at 12:00 am Eastern Time (ET) on June 1, 2012 ("Sweepstakes Start Date"), and end at 11:59 pm ET on August 31, 2013 ("Sweepstakes Period").  Sweepstakes is sponsored by Family Dollar, Inc., 10401 Monroe Road, Matthews, NC 28105-5349 (the "Sponsor"). The official clock for purposes of the Sweepstakes is the computer of the Sponsor. 

 

Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and D.C., who are at least eighteen (18) years old as of the Sweepstakes start date. Employees, officers and representatives of Family Dollar, Inc., CMI, Inc., and any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, franchisees, licensees, distributors, suppliers, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising/promotion agencies, and American Sweepstakes & Promotion Company, Inc. ("the Administrator") (collectively, "Released Parties") and members of the immediate family (mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate. Void outside the United States, and in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, and where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted by law.


Three Ways to Enter:
1) Visit the web site provided on the back of your Family Dollar receipt and complete an on-line survey regarding the service received during your Family Dollar shopping experience. Participant will need to provide their first and last name, and telephone number. Each eligible participant that fully completes the survey and provides their name and telephone number will receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry. Survey and participant information must be received by 11:59 pm ET on the last day of the month to be eligible for the respective monthly drawing. Limit one entry per person per month during the Sweepstakes Period; 2) Call the 800 number provided on the back of your Family Dollar receipt and complete the telephone survey regarding the service received during your Family Dollar shopping experience. Participant will need to provide their telephone number and zip code. Each eligible participant that fully completes the survey and provides their telephone number and zip code will receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry. Survey and participant information must be received by 11:59 pm ET on the last day of the month to be eligible for the respective monthly drawing. Limit one entry per person per month during the Sweepstakes Period; 3) Enter by completing a hand-printed 3”x 5”card that contains your name, address, day and night telephone numbers, email address,  and age. The 3”x5” card must be mailed in a standard business-size #10 envelope to: “Family Dollar Survey” Sweepstakes, 90 Rockwood Place, Rochester, NY 14610. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by the end of each month during the Sweepstakes Period and received within 7 days to be eligible for the respective monthly drawing.

 

Limit one (1) entry per person per month, regardless of method of entry, during the Sweepstakes Period.  All valid entries received will be entered into the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant that submits more than the stated maximum limit of entries by using multiple/different addresses, identities, or any other methods, or who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with, influence or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweepstakes. Released Parties is not responsible for lost, late, incorrect, incomplete, invalid, garbled, undelivered, stolen, unintelligible, misdirected or postage-due registrations, entries or mail, which will be disqualified.  Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Released Parties.  Use of any automated system to submit entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification of all such entries as well as the entrant. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants accept and agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes and shall not be subject to appeal.

 

Limitations of Liability: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm, or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion, government regulation, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes (or any part thereof), 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 this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Grand Prize using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of this termination date. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any incomplete, incorrect, or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for any typographical, printing or other error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer (or any information/material stored therein) relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

Prizes: There will be fifteen (15) Grand Prize winners; one grand prize winner each month during the Sweepstakes Period. Each Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected to receive a $500 Family Dollar gift certificate.  The Total Prize pool value is $7,500. Redemption of the aforementioned gift card is subject to Family Dollar gift card terms and conditions. Sponsor will not replace any gift card if lost, mutilated, or stolen. The Grand Prize may not be sold, traded, or commissioned, and is not exchangeable, transferable, or redeemable for cash. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize component with another prize component of equal or greater value. Administrator is not the supplier or guarantor of any prize.

 

Drawing and Notification: The potential monthly Grand Prize winner will be selected, from among all eligible entries received, in a series of  random drawings by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co. (“the Administrator”) an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The monthly random drawings will be completed on or about the following 2012/13 dates: July 15, August 15, September 15, October 15, November 15, December 15, January 15, February 15, March 15, April 15, May 15, June 15, July 15, August 15, and September 15.  The first monthly drawing will be from all eligible entries received and/or postmarked between June 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012; all remaining drawings will be from eligible entries received and/or postmarked between the first and the last day of the month.  Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. The potential winner will be notified by telephone.  After initial notification and verification of potential Grand Prize winner, confirmation will be sent to the Grand Prize winner in writing via USPS mail, or other home delivery service of Sponsor’s choice.

 

Prize Conditions: The Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (if applicable) associated with the receipt of any prize.  If the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to the potential winner; if potential Grand Prize winner cannot be reached within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt; if potential Grand Prize winner fails to return requisite documentation within the specified time period; or if the potential Grand Prize winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified, and an alternate potential Grand Prize winner will be selected. The potential Grand Prize winner is subject to verification before the Grand Prize will be awarded.

 

Other Terms & Conditions: The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state, and local laws. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that: 1.) Released Parties and their designees and assigns shall have the right and permission to use (unless prohibited by law) the Grand Prize winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state), in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further notice, permission or compensation, and 2.) Released Parties and their designees and assigns and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents shall have no liability and entrant will indemnify, release, defend and hold Released Parties harmless from any and all liability, loss, injury, or damage to entrant themselves or any other person or entity, including personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, due, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, receipt, possession, use or misuse of the Grand Prize (including any Grand Prize activity or travel related thereto) or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity. Entrants further acknowledge that the Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Grand Prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose.

 

Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred (if any), including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, exemplary, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, any other damages (whether to due to negligence or otherwise), other than actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any), and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of North Carolina. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in the State of North Carolina, and entrants hereby consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules or Sweepstakes and waive any right of change of venue, forum non conveniens and any like right. ENTRANTS HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY AND A TRIAL BY JURY IS HEREBY WAIVED BY BOTH SPONSOR AND ENTRANTS.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such provision. 

 

Winner List: To request the name and city/state of the monthly Grand Prize winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by November 15, 2013, to: ASC/ 2012-13 “Family Dollar Survey” Sweepstakes Winner List, 300 State Street, Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614. 

 

Sponsor: Family Dollar, Inc., 10401 Monroe Road, Matthews, NC 28105-5349