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SEARCH FOR ARTIE SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES

 

Information We Collect and How We Use It

OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 48 CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES OR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 18 YEARS OLD AS OF TIME OF ENTRY.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU TO KNOW BEFORE YOU PARTICIPATE:

1. BRIEF OVERVIEW

The "Search for Artie Sweepstakes" Promotion consists of ten (10) Weekly Sweepstakes and a Grand Prize Sweepstakes (collectively, the "Promotion"). There are three (3) different ways to participate and receive entries into the Promotion. Each day, you have a choice of either (A) participating via your computer to receive multiple entries per day into that week's Weekly Sweepstakes and Grand Prize Sweepstakes by finding Artie and answering multiple choice questions before you register that day for the Promotion; (B) participating via your computer to receive one (1) entry per day into that week's Weekly Sweepstakes and the Grand Prize Sweepstakes simply by registering that day to enter the Promotion; or, (C) participating via your mobile device that is equipped with Internet access capability ("Mobile Device") to receive one (1) entry into that week's Weekly Sweepstakes and the Grand Prize Sweepstakes by registering that day to enter the Promotion.

NOTE: You can only register and submit entries for the Promotion once per day regardless of whether you participate via your computer or mobile device.

2. ELIGIBILITY

The Promotion is open to eligible individuals who, as of the date of entry, are legal residents of and residing within, the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old except officers, directors, and employees (and members of their household and of their immediate families, i.e., parents, children, stepchildren, spouse, siblings, grandparents, the "step" of each and persons residing in the same household of such immediate family members) of General Electric Company ("Sponsor"), its subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, advertising/promotion/web design agencies including Mercury Promotions & Fulfillment, ("Mercury") and/or their affiliates, assigns or representatives; (hereinafter referred to collectively as "Sponsor & Others"), 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.

3. IMPORTANT DATES FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE PROMOTION

The Promotion starts at 12:00 A.M., Eastern Time ("ET") on 10/30/13 and ends at 11:59:59 P.M., ET on 1/7/14 (the "Promotion Period"). It consists of ten (10) Weekly Sweepstakes starting and ending at the times and dates listed in the table below and one (1) Grand Prize Sweepstakes. Entries from one Weekly Sweepstakes will not be carried forward to a subsequent Weekly Sweepstakes; however, all Weekly Sweepstakes entries will be entered into the Grand Prize Sweepstakes.

Weekly Sweepstakes Period Start Date (as of 12:00 A.M. E.T. that day) End Date (as of 11:59:59 P.M. E.T. that day) Random Drawing Date Notification Date
Period 1 10/30/13 11/5/13 11/8/13 11/12/13
Period 2 11/6/13 11/12/13 11/15/13 11/19/13
Period 3 11/13/13 11/19/13 11/22/13 11/26/13
Period 4 11/20/13 11/26/13 11/29/13 12/3/13
Period 5 11/27/13 12/3/13 12/6/13 12/10/13
Period 6 12/4/13 12/10/13 12/13/13 12/17/13
Period 7 12/11/13 12/17/13 12/20/13 12/24/13
Period 8 12/18/13 12/24/13 12/27/13 1/2/14
Period 9 12/25/13 12/31/13 1/3/14 1/7/14
Period 10 1/1/14 1/7/14 1/10/14 1/14/14
Grand Prize Sweepstakes 10/30/13 1/7/14 1/10/14 1/14/14

4. HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROMOTION

There are three (3) ways to participate in the Promotion; regardless of the way you participate you may not enter more than once per day. Each day during the Promotion Period, you may elect to participate via one (1) of the methods below. Regardless of the way you participate, you may not enter more than once per day.

(A) Participate Via Computer To Receive Multiple Entries Per Day

You may participate via your computer by going to http://www.geappliances.com/rebates_promotions/search-for-artie-sweepstakes/ (the "Website") and searching the Website to find where Artie, our GE cartoon dog, is sniffing around. Once you have found Artie, click on Artie and follow the instructions to select the correct answer to the multiple choice trivia question. You must answer the question correctly in order to qualify to receive an entry; however, you have unlimited tries to select the correct answer. After you have correctly answered the question, you will have the following options:

  1. to find additional places where Artie is;
  2. to take a break from finding Artie, have your correctly answered question(s) saved and return later that day to continue to find other different locations where Artie is and correctly answer multiple choice trivia questions to qualify to receive additional entries; or
  3. to follow the on-line instructions to register to enter the Promotion that day.

IMPORTANT: You will receive one (1) entry into that week's Weekly Sweepstakes and one (1) entry into the Grand Prize Sweepstakes for each question you have correctly answered as of the time you entered; however, after you have entered the Promotion on any given day, you will NOT be eligible to receive additional entries for any new questions you correctly answered after entering that day.

NOTE: You will only receive one (1) entry for finding Artie in each location per day. Each week during the Promotion Period, additional locations will be added where you may find Artie.

(B) Participate Via Computer To Receive One (1) Entry Per Day

You may participate via your computer by going to the Website and entering the Promotion by following the on-line registration instructions, including providing all of the required information. After you have successfully registered, you will receive one (1) entry into that week's Weekly Sweepstakes and one (1) entry into the Grand Prize Sweepstakes.

(C) Participate Via Mobile Device To Receive One (1) Entry Per Day

You may participate via your Mobile Device by going to the Website and entering the Promotion by following the on-line registration instructions, including providing all of the required information. After you have successfully registered, you will receive one (1) entry into that week's Weekly Sweepstakes and one (1) entry into the Grand Prize Sweepstakes. Message & data rates may apply.

NOTE: Regardless of the way you participate, you may earn one (1) additional entry each day by sharing your entry as indicated on the on-line screen. In order to receive an additional entry for sharing, you must have a current valid Facebook® or Twitter® account and comply with their respective terms of use and/or service. There is no cost or charge for having a Facebook or Twitter account.

5. COOKIES:

If you choose to participate via Rule 4(A) above, your computer must be set to accept cookies or you will not be able to submit all the entries you have earned that day. Additionally, if you decide to take a "break" from playing and come back to continue playing later that day, do not delete your cookies or your entries that day will not have been saved and will be lost. You will also lose your saved entries and have to re-earn them if you take a "break" and resume playing on a different computer.

6. RANDOM DRAWINGS & ODDS OF WINNING

On or about the dates listed in the table above, Mercury, an independent judging agency, will select the names of the potential winner of each Weekly Sweepstakes in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received for that respective Weekly Sweepstakes, and s/he will be notified by phone, e-mail or postal mail on or about the date listed in the table. The potential winner of the Grand Prize Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing and notified by Mercury on or about the dates listed in the table above from among the total number of all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. Odds of winning a Weekly Sweepstakes depend on the number of eligible entries received in that respective Weekly Sweepstakes. Odds of winning the Grand Prize Sweepstakes depend on the total number of all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period.

7. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES ("ARV") / MANUFACTURER'S SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE ("MSRP"):

(A) WEEKLY SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE (10 Total, 1 Prize per Weekly Sweepstakes)

Each Weekly Winner will receive his/her choice of one (1) of the following Two Hundred Fifty Dollar ($250) cards:

  1. an Amazon® Gift Card;
  2. an Apple® Gift Card; or
  3. a Visa® Pre-Paid Card

Regardless of the card chosen, the card must be used in compliance with its stated terms and condition. Sponsor & Others are not responsible for misplaced, stolen, lost or tampered with cards. Weekly Sweepstakes Prizes will be delivered within 6 8 weeks after notification. ARV of each Weekly Sweepstakes Prize: $250; Total ARV of all Weekly Sweepstakes Prizes: $2,500.

(B) GRAND PRIZE (1)

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a check in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) and a GE Artistry Appliance Suite consisting of:

  1. a GE Artistry™ Series ENERGY STAR® 20.3 Cu. Ft. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator (Model # ABE20EGE), MSRP:$1,199;
  2. either a GE Artistry™ Series 30" Free-Standing Electric Range (Model # ABS45DF), MSRP: $649 or a GE Artistry™ Series 30" Free-Standing Gas Range (Model # AGBS45DEF), MRSP: $649;
  3. a GE Artistry™ Series Dishwasher with Top Controls (Model # ADT521PGF), MRSP: $549; and
  4. a GE Artistry™ Series 1.6 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range Microwave Oven (Model # AVM4160DF), MSRP: $239

Total Value of Grand Prize: $7,636.

Sponsor will only deliver the Grand Prize to the Grand Prize Winner's legal residence within the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States or the District of Columbia that is within a GE delivery zone. If the potential Grand Prize Winner resides in an area that is not within the GE delivery zone, the potential Grand Prize Winner must agree to accept delivery at the location within the GE delivery zone that is closest to his/her residence and to be solely responsible for delivery from that location to his/her residence. Installation of the Grand Prize and removal of any appliances being replaced is solely the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. All costs and expenses associated with the Grand Prize not specifically included above, e.g., all federal, state and local taxes, etc., are solely the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. If the actual retail value of the Grand Prize is less than its stated manufacturer's suggested retail price, the Grand Prize Winner will not receive the difference in value.

Prize Limit: A Weekly Winner is not eligible to win any other Weekly Sweepstakes nor is his/her spouse, parent, child or any individual who resides in the Winner's household; however, a Weekly Winner is eligible to win the Grand Prize.

8. IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Entrants should regularly check their spam filters email and voice messages to ensure they do not contain any important Promotion notifications. Regardless of the prize won, prizes are not redeemable for cash; nor are they transferable or substitutable except that Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, substitute a prize or any component thereof with one of equal or greater value. The Potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign and return within ten (10) days of notification or attempted notification of being a potential Winner, an Affidavit of Eligibility/Compliance (including Social Security Number or Taxpayer ID Number as required for tax reporting purposes) & Publicity/Liability Release (where permitted by law), or an alternate Potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected. The Grand Prize Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 in the amount of the actual value of the Grand Prize as required by law. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and randomly select an alternate potential Weekly Winner or the potential Grand Prize Winner in the event that: (a) s/he is unreachable; (b) a prize notification email is returned as undeliverable or is not responded to; (c) s/he fails to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity, residency and/or eligibility; (d) s/he declines acceptance of the prize; or (e) if in Sponsor's determination, s/he has not complied with these Official Rules. All Weekly Sweepstakes Prizes and the Grand Prize 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. Sponsor has no responsibility for any Winner's inability to accept or utilize his/her prize.

9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

Sponsor & Others are not responsible for interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer transmissions or jumbled, scrambled or misdirected entries or transmissions, or for phone, electrical, network, computer hardware or software or program malfunctions, failures or difficulties or for other errors, omissions, interruptions, or deletions of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic or for any damage to any person's computer related to participating in the Promotion. Sponsor & Others are not responsible for illegible, mutilated, unintelligible, late, lost, stolen or postage due mail or incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Internet users or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion or by any technical, typographical or human errors that may occur in the processing of any entries in, or the administration of, this Promotion. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Promotion, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and may be subject to prosecution. If in the judgment of Sponsor, the Promotion is compromised by viruses, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which otherwise corrupt or interfere, or may corrupt or interfere, with the administration, security, fairness or intended play of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to discontinue, suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion and proceed in a manner it deems fair and reasonable which manner shall include the selection of Winners from among eligible entries received prior to such discontinuation, suspension, termination or modification. Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant's participation in this Promotion will be collected by Sponsor and used by Sponsor and its agents solely for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Promotion as described in these Official Rules or as stated in Sponsor's Privacy Policy at https://www.geappliances.com/privacy/privacy_policy.htm.

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.
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 APPLIES TO YOU.

10. PUBLICITY RIGHTS

By acceptance of a prize, the respective Weekly Winner or Grand Prize Winner (hereinafter, sometimes collectively referred to as "Winner(s)") agrees to allow Sponsor, and/or its designees the perpetual right to use his/her name, personal information, photos, videos 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.

11. RELEASE

By acceptance of a prize, each 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.

12. 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.

13. 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. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a 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, online 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. This Promotion is void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

14. WINNERS LIST

For the names of the Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by 1/31/14 to: "Search For Artie Sweepstakes" Winners List, 35610 Mound Road, Dept. 900, Sterling Heights, MI 48310.

SPONSOR

General Electric Company, 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06828 (This Sweepstakes is offered by Sponsor's Appliances & Lighting Division, P.O. Box 34820, Louisville, KY 40232-9923).

Amazon is a registered trademark of Amazon Technologies, Inc.; Apple is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc; Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association; Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc; Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. This promotion is not in any manner sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with any of the aforementioned parties.

Copyright 2013 General Electric Company. All rights reserved.

No portion of these "Search For Artie Sweepstakes" Official Rules may be republished or reprinted in whole or in part without the prior written consent of General Electric Company.