LINDT BEAR TWITTER GIVEAWAY
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
1. HOW TO ENTER: The LINDT Bear Twitter Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) will begin on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Standard Time and end on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 11:59:59 Eastern Standard Time (each such calendar day hereinafter referred to as an “Entry Period”). Sponsor will post a tweet (the “Giveaway Message”) via the Lindt Chocolate USA Twitter handle () at approximately 10:00:00 AM (EST) within each Entry Period.
To enter, follow Sponsor's ("Lindt Chocolate") handle on Twitter.com at twitter.com/Lindt_Chocolate and retweet the Giveaway Message, along with the #LindtBear hashtag that will be tweeted at approximately 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time during each entry period. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 PM (EST) OF THE ENTRY PERIOD IN WHICH THE GIVEAWAY MESSAGE WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED. Each retweet will count as one (1) entry. There is a limit of one entry per participant per entry period. There is no charge to create an account on Twitter or to follow Lindt Chocolate. Twitter is not a sponsor of this promotion.
No illegible, altered or incomplete entries will be accepted. More than one (1) participant may not share the same Twitter account. Automated entry devices are prohibited. Sponsor reserves the right to void entries made through robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar entry duplication method and to disqualify any individual using such a method. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the Twitter account entry is submitted from at the time of entry. Authorized account holder is the person who is assigned to the Twitter account by the online service provider.
2. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of Lindt & Sprungli, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Released Parties") and members of their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) and/or households are ineligible to participate or win. Giveaway is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
3. PRIZES AND ODDS OF WINNING: 25 Prizes: There will be 25 winners of giveaway (assuming sufficient number of eligible entries). Each winner will receive a Lindt Bear gift basket. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $50.00 each. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that the Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. Sponsor responsible for prize delivery; not responsible for prize quality or otherwise. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. Limit one (1) prize per person/Twitter account.
This is a game of chance. Odds of winning are based on eligible number of entries during each Entry Period.
4. SELECTION OF WINNERS AND PRIZE NOTIFICATION:
Twenty-five (25) winners will be selected from eligible entries and notified within 5 business days of close of Giveaway. Winner selection will be done using an independent auto-generated selection process available at http://www.random.org/integers/. Potential winners will be notified by Twitter Direct Message and asked to direct message their contact information to the Lindt Chocolate Twitter account. If any winner notification remains unanswered for more than five (5) business days, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize following completion of notification process. Prizes will only be delivered to addresses within the United States and Puerto Rico.
5. CONDITIONS: By participating, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. By participating in the Giveaway, the winner or winners agree to have their name, voice, or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Giveaway without additional financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize. Released Parties are not responsible for: electronic transmissions or entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed, misdirected or not received by the Sponsor or its agents for any reason, including but not limited to technical malfunctions, human error that may occur in the transmission or processing of entries, software or hardware failure, telecommunication errors, or any technical malfunction; whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or used in this contest, or by any human error which may occur in the execution of this contest.
If for any reason this Giveaway cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures of any kind, or any other causes beyond the control of the Released Parties that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Giveaway, the Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or modify the Giveaway. If Giveaway is terminated before the original end date, Sponsor will select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible online entries received as of the termination time and date. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and prosecute any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the participating parties’ websites or who enters using any automatic or programmed entry duplication method that is prohibited under these rules.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR OTHERWISE CORRUPT OR UNDERMINE ANY OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY, PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
6. WINNERS LIST: The names of the winners may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by January 1, 2012 to: Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc., 1 Fine Chocolate Place, Stratham, NH 03885, Attention: LINDT Bear Twitter Giveaway.
7. SPONSOR: Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc., 1 Fine Chocolate Place, Stratham, NH 03885