THE GE® APPLIANCES RATINGS & REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF, AND RESIDING WITHIN, THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE, AT THE TIME OF ENTRY, AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE. RESIDENTS OF PUERTO RICO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER OR WIN.
1. ELIGIBILITY: The GE® Appliances “Ratings & Review Sweepstakes” (the “Promotion”) is offered and open only to legal residents of, and residing within, the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who, at the time of entry, are at least eighteen (18) years of age. Residents of Puerto Rico are not eligible to enter or win. Officers, directors, and employees of General Electric Company (“Sponsor”), Mercury Promotions & Fulfillment (“Mercury”), their subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, advertising/promotion/web design agencies including Mercury and/or their affiliates, assigns or representatives (hereinafter referred to collectively as “Sponsor & Others”), and members of their household and of their immediate families, i.e., parents, children, stepchildren, spouse, siblings, “steps” of each and persons residing in the same household of such immediate family members whether related or not and all other persons or entities associated with the development, administration, promotion, execution of, or supply to this Promotion are ineligible to enter or win.
2. BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE PROMOTION: The Promotion consists of twenty-four (24) separate Periodic sweepstakes (“Periodic Sweepstakes”) and one (1) Grand Prize Sweepstakes that will award two (2) Grand Prizes. The Promotion starts 1/9/16 at 12:00 A.M., Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends 12/31/16 at 11:59:59 P.M., ET (“Promotion Period”). The important dates for each Periodic Sweepstakes and the Grand Prize Sweepstakes are listed in Rule 3 below. Non-winning entries from one (1) Periodic Sweepstakes will not carry forward into subsequent Periodic Sweepstakes; however, all Periodic Sweepstakes entries will be entered into the Grand Prize Sweepstakes. Entrants can earn an entry into a Periodic Sweepstakes (and, thereby automatically into the Grand Prize Sweepstakes) by following the directions in Rule 3 and either “rating and reviewing” a recent GE appliance purchase or submitting a mail-in entry.
3. TO ENTER THE PROMOTION: There are two ways to enter:
(A) BY SUBMITTING A REVIEW OF A RECENTLY PURCHASED GE APPLIANCE: During the Promotion Period, go to http://www.geappliances.com/ge/ge-appliance-reviews/. Select the GE appliance that you have recently purchased that you wish to “rate and review” and click on “Write a Review.” Then, follow the instructions to rate the selected appliance, write your review (“Review”) (your Review must consist of at least 50 characters) and enter your screen name and valid email address. After you have previewed your Review, please check the appropriate box (es) indicating whether you wish to share your Review, that you have read and agree to be bound by the Ratings & Review Terms & Conditions and whether you wish to enter the Promotion. By entering the Promotion, you agree to be bound by its Official Rules. In order for you to receive an entry into the Promotion, both you and your entry must be in compliance with the Official Rules. Limit: You may only submit one (1) Review per GE product appliance, regardless of email address used or date of submission.
(B) MAIL-IN ENTRY: You may also receive an entry into the Promotion by legibly hand-printing on a properly stamped 3½″ × 5″ post card your name, complete street address, valid email address, telephone number, date of birth AND Model Number of your favorite GE appliance that you own or would like to own and mailing it to: GE Store Ratings & Review Sweepstakes 2016, 35610 Mound Road, Dept 850, Sterling Heights, MI 48310-4725. Mail-in entries not containing all of the information requested above will be disqualified. The receipt date of the mail-in entry will determine the Periodic Sweepstakes in which it will be entered. A mail-in entry must be received by the date indicated in the table in Rule 4 below in order to be eligible for the respective Periodic Sweepstakes. Lost, misdirected, mutilated or unintelligible entries will be disqualified.
4. RANDOM DRAWINGS/ODDS OF WINNING: As stated above, the Promotion consists of twenty-four (24) separate Periodic Sweepstakes and a Grand Prize Sweepstakes, each starting and ending on the dates and times described in the table herein below. Other important dates are also listed. Non-winning entries from one Periodic Sweepstakes will neither be carried forward nor be included in subsequent Periodic Sweepstakes; however, all entries from all Periodic Sweepstakes will automatically be entered into the Grand Prize Sweepstakes. On or about the dates listed below, Mercury, the independent judging agency administering this Promotion, will conduct a random drawing to randomly select the one (1) potential Periodic Sweepstakes winner (“Periodic Winner”) of the then current Periodic Sweepstakes from among all of the eligible entries received during that respective Periodic Sweepstakes Period.
Additionally, on or about 1/10/17 Mercury will conduct a random drawing to select the two (2) potential Grand Prize Sweepstakes Winners from among all of the eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. The potential Periodic Winners and potential Grand Prize Sweepstakes Winners will be notified by e-mail on or about the indicated dates. Entrants should regularly check their spam filters and email messages to ensure they do not contain any important Sweepstakes notifications. The odds of winning a Periodic Sweepstakes depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the respective Periodic Sweepstakes Period. The odds of winning the Grand Prize Sweepstakes depend on the total number of all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Sponsor’s and Mercury’s decisions will be final and binding as to all matters pertaining to this Promotion.
(AS OF 12:01:01 A.M. E.T. THAT DAY)
(AS OF 11:59:59 P.M. E.T. THAT DAY)
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(A) PERIODIC SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES (24): Each Periodic Winner will receive a Two Hundred Fifty Dollar ($250) Visa® Prepaid Card. ARV: $250 each: Total ARV of all Periodic Sweepstakes Prizes: $6,000.
(B) GRAND PRIZE SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE (2): Each Grand Prize Winner will receive a One Thousand Dollar ($1,000) Visa® Prepaid Card. ARV: $1,000 each; Total ARV of all Grand Prizes: $2,000.
Each Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign and return within ten (10) days of notification or attempted notification of being a potential Grand Prize Winner, an Affidavit of Eligibility/Compliance (including Social Security Number or Tax ID Number as required for tax reporting purposes) & Publicity/Liability Release (where permitted by law), or an alternate potential Grand Prize Winner may be selected. Grand Prize Winners will receive an IRS Form 1099 in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) as required by law.
NOTE: Limit: Only one (1) Periodic Sweepstakes Prize per person or household address throughout the Promotion Period regardless of email address used. A Periodic Winner is eligible to win one (1) of the Grand Prize Sweepstakes Prizes.
IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO BOTH PERIODIC AND GRAND PRIZE SWEEPSTAKES: Terms and conditions of Visa Prepaid Cards apply. Stock Batch Incentive Visa Prepaid Cards are issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. MetaBank is not the Sponsor of this Sweepstakes. Additional fees may apply that may reduce card balance. Card does not expire, though a monthly inactivity fee of $2.95 per calendar month may be charged. Fees will be waived for the first twelve (12) calendar months of inactivity, including the month of issuance. Fees will not be charged once the balance of the card reaches $0. This card can be used anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted within the U.S. only. Sponsor is not responsible for misplaced, lost, stolen or tampered with cards. All costs and expenses associated with a Periodic or Grand Prize not specifically included above are solely the respective Periodic Winner's or Grand Prize Winner's responsibility, including all federal, state, and local taxes, etc. Prizes are not redeemable for cash; nor are they transferable or substitutable except that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may substitute a prize or a component thereof with one of equal or greater value. Sponsor has no responsibility for a Periodic Winner's or Grand Prize Winner's inability to accept or utilize his/her respective prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and randomly select an alternate potential winner in the event that: (a) a potential Periodic Winner or Grand Prize Winner is unreachable; (b) a prize notification email is returned as undeliverable or is not responded to; (c) a potential Periodic Winner or Grand Prize fails to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; (d) a potential Periodic Winner or Grand Prize declines acceptance of the Prize; or (e) if in Sponsor's determination, a potential Periodic Winner or Grand Prize Winner has not complied with these Official Rules. All Prizes will be awarded provided there are a sufficient number of eligible entries; however, Sponsor will make no more than three (3) attempts to award a prize. If after three (3) such good faith attempts, Sponsor is unable to award a prize; the prize will not be awarded.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. 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.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Winner or Grand Prize Winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
SPONSOR & OTHERS MAKE NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT AS REGARDS A PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF A PRIZE. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR & OTHERS BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OF EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS TO LEARN IF ANY OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO YOU.
7. PUBLICITY RIGHTS: By acceptance of any Prize, each Periodic Winner and Grand Prize Winner agrees to allow Sponsor, and/or its designees the perpetual right to use his/her name, personal information, photos and/or likeness, and statements for promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to on the World Wide Web and Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation except as and where prohibited by law.
8. RELEASE: By acceptance of any Prize, each Periodic Winner and Grand Prize Winner releases and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor & Others from and against any and all costs, claims, damages, or any other injury, whether due to negligence or otherwise, to person(s) or property (including, without limitation, death or violation of any personal rights, such as violation of right of publicity/privacy, libel, or slander), due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Promotion or acceptance of a Prize, or arising out of use of or participation in any Promotion or Prize-related activity.
9. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND CHOICE OF LAW: Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Connecticut. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Promotion will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut or the appropriate Connecticut State Court located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Connecticut and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Connecticut. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual incurred out-of-pocket expenses (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Promotion and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
10. GENERAL: By entering this Promotion, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules as stated herein and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters pertaining to this Promotion. Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void in all jurisdictions other than the 50 United States/District of Columbia and where prohibited by law.
11. WINNERS LIST: To learn who won, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by 1/27/17 to “GE Appliances Ratings & Review Sweepstakes Promotion” Winners List, 35610 Mound Road, Dept. 900, Sterling Heights, MI 48310.
SPONSOR: General Electric Company, 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06828 (This Promotion is offered by Sponsor’s Appliances & Lighting Division, P.O. Box 34820, Louisville, KY 40232-9923.
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