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Official Rules

U.S. Apple Association National Apple Month
AppletizeMe Website Sweepstakes
Official Rules, Terms and Conditions

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

How to Enter the Sweepstakes:
The AppletizeMe Website Sweepstakes Apple® Gift Card giveaway from U.S. Apple Association will begin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at approximately 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PST”) and end on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. To be eligible, entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday, November 20, 2014 (the “deadline”).

The AppletizeMe Website Sweepstakes iTunes® Gift Card giveaway from U.S. Apple Association will begin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at approximately 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PST”) and end on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. To be eligible, entries but be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST each Saturday during the promotional period.

To participate in the sweepstakes, website users can visit the AppletizeMe website (www.AppletizeMe.com) and submit their name and valid email address in the online entry form. Limit one entry per email address per Sweepstakes. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address at the time of the entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible by assigning email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. U.S. Apple Association (the “Sponsor”) is not responsible for non-delivered entries or for any computer or email delivery system malfunctions or errors whatsoever resulting in not receiving entries. .

Eligibility Restrictions
The sweepstakes are open to participants who are 18 years of age or older and legally reside in the United States. Employees of Sponsor, affiliated entities, their affiliated advertising agencies, participating sponsors/promotional partners and the members of their immediate families are ineligible to win.

Prizes
Two (2) Grand Prizes: Apple® Gift Cards ( Estimated Retail Value: $400)
Five (5) Weekly Winners: iTunes® Gift Cards (Estimated Retail Value: $25)

There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. The prize is expressly limited to the item(s) listed above and does not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Prize winners are responsible for paying any necessary State or Federal taxes related to the prizes.

Selection of Winners:
Decisions of U.S. Apple Association with respect to the sweepstakes are final.

All Winners will be required to sign and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility and release of publicity/liability within the time Sponsor specifies or prize may be forfeited. In such circumstance, an alternative Winner may be selected via random drawing from all remaining eligible entries.

Weekly winners will be selected via random selection from all eligible entries received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST each Saturday during the promotional period. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Winners will be notified by email the following Monday

Weekly deadlines:
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Notification:
Monday, October 6, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014

Grand Prize winners will be selected via random selection from all eligible entries received by the deadline. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Winners will be notified via e-mail on or about Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (or within one month thereafter).

Conditions:
Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of publicity/liability within the time Sponsors specifies or prize may be forfeited.

By participating in the sweepstakes, the winner(s) agree to have their name, voice or likeness used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this sweepstakes without additional financial or other compensation, and to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.

Sponsor in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the Sponsor’s Websites or its otherwise in violation of the rules. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the sweepstakes if it is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.

Sponsor reserves the right to make changes to the rules of the sweepstakes, including the substitution or a prize of equivalent value.

Failure to comply with the sweepstakes rules may result in a participant’s disqualification, at the sole discretion of Sponsor.

Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the printing, the offering or the administration of the sweepstakes, or in the announcement of a prize.

For a list of all winners, available after December 5, 2014, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: U.S. Apple Association, Attn: AppletizeMe Sweepstakes, 8233 Old Courthouse Road Suite 200, Vienna, VA 22182

CAUTION: ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY VIOLATE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LAWS AND SPONSOR MAY SEEK REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT UNDER LAW.

LIABILITY RELEASE: BY PARTICIPATING, YOU RELEASE AND AGREE THAT NEITHER THE ADMINISTRATOR/SPONSORS NOR ANY PROMOTION PARTY WILL BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, COSTS, EXPENSES AND LIABILITY OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURIES AND/OR DEATH, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, COUNSEL FEES AND COURT COSTS) ARISING FROM ANYTHING RELATING TO:

PROMOTION, EXECUTION OR ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROMOTION (OR YOUR PARTICIPATION); CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION OF ANY ASPECT OF THE PROMOTION; USE OF ANY WEB SITE RELATED TO THE PROMOTION OR MATERIALS ON THEM; ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE, OR NONUSE OF ANY PRIZE; OR PARTICIPATING IN OR TRAVELING TO ANY PROMOTION-RELATED ACTIVITY. NO WARRANTY: ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND FROM SPONSOR, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS.

DISPUTES: IF NOT RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS, ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM SHALL BE RESOLVED BY FINAL BINDING ARBITRATION WITH AN EXPERIENCED ARBITRATOR LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN VIRGINIA. VENUE FOR ANY PROCEEDINGS WILL BE IN FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA. REMEDIES SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ALL LIMITATIONS AND RELEASES IN THESE RULES, BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET DAMAGES, AND SHALL NOT, IN ANY EVENT, INCLUDE ANY PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER COSTS OR BRINGING A CLAIM, OR ANY INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

ADMINISTRATION: Sponsor is responsible for the processing of entries and administration of the Promotion. Contact Sponsor at its above address with any questions, comments or problems.