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Thread: Purina Pet Lovers Instant Win Game (2/15/12)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2011

    Purina Pet Lovers Instant Win Game (2/15/12)


    ELIGIBILITY: The Purina Pet Lovers Instant Win Game (the "Game") is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States (including D.C.) who are 18 years of age (19 years of age in AL and NE, 21 in MS) or older at time of participation and who own at least one dog or one cat, or both. Employees (and household or family members of such employees) of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company ("Sponsor") and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, including the Administrator of this Game, and each of their affiliates are not eligible. Internet access is required to participate. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

    TO PLAY: Visit ("Web site") beginning at 12:00:01 p.m. ET on 1/24/12 through 3:00:01 p.m. ET on 2/15/12 (the "Promotion Period") to complete the registration form and, using your computer's mouse or touch pad, rub off the shaded area of the interactive game piece on-screen to reveal whether or not you are a potential winner. Limit: One (1) Game play per person/e-mail address, per day. A "day" is defined as the 24-hour period beginning at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on any individual calendar date during the Promotion Period and ending at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on that date, except on 1/24/12 when the hours will be from 12:00:01 p.m. ET through 11:59:59 p.m. ET and on 2/15/12 when the hours will be 12:00:01 a.m. ET through 3:00:01 p.m. ET.

    Winners will be notified that they are potential winners of a prize at the time of Game play. If you are a potential winner, you will instantly see an on-screen message indicating that you are a potential winner of the stated prize. If you are not a potential winner, the on-screen message will indicate that you are not a prize winner at this time. All winners are subject to verification and compliance with these Official Rules. You are not a winner until your eligibility and compliance with the Official Rules have been verified. The time of day when you play the Game, as recorded by the Game technology, will solely determine whether or not you are a potential winner. Game prizes are randomly time-seeded throughout the Promotion Period. A potential winner will be the first eligible person to play on or after the randomly selected time, subject to the prize limitations below. Prizes will be awarded in the order in which they become available in accordance with the Game technology. If multiple entries are received at exactly the same time, the Game technology will assign each a different or next-available, unused time. The computer clock of the Web site will be the official timekeeping device for this promotion.

    All participants must have a valid e-mail address to participate. Each person may use only one (1) e-mail address to participate in this Game, and such e-mail address may be used by only one person regardless of whether the e-mail address is shared by two or more people. No mass, automated or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Any person who uses more than one (1) e-mail address to participate in this Game may be disqualified and any prize won may be forfeited, subject to Sponsor's sole discretion. If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address used at the time of registration. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. By participating in this Game, participants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final, binding and conclusive on all matters.

    PRIZES: A total of five thousand (5,000) Instant Win Game prizes will be available during the Promotion Period. Ten (10) Grand Prizes: Each Grand Prize winner will receive a Dyson DC25 Animal Plus Vacuum. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $500.00/each. Thirty (30) First Prizes: Each First Prize winner will receive one (1) year's worth of Purina® brand Pet Food awarded in the form of twelve (12) coupons, each redeemable for one (1) free, up to $25.00, bag of Purina® brand Pet Food, any size, any variety. ARV: $300.00/each. Thirty (30) Second Prizes: Each Second Prize winner will receive a Purina® Pet Gear cat or dog toy based on his/her preferred selection at registration. Receiving the preferred cat or dog toy is subject to availability. Sponsor makes no guarantee that winner will receive the toy of his/her choice. ARV: $6.50/each. Four Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty (4,930) Third Prizes: Each Third Prize winner will receive one (1) coupon redeemable for one (1) free, up to $5.00, 13 oz. or smaller package of Purina® Dog Snacks or Purina® Cat Snacks, any variety. ARV: $5.00/each. TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: $38,845.

    ODDS: Odds of winning depend upon the total number of valid Game plays completed during the Promotion Period, and the date and time such Game plays are recorded by the Game technology.

    PRIZE CONDITIONS: No substitution, assignment or transfer of prize shall be permitted, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with cash or another prize of comparable or greater value. Prizes will be awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied, with respect to any prize. Each prizewinner is solely responsible for the payment of taxes to the relevant taxing authorities, including all federal, state and local income taxes, and any other taxes associated with the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any winner's inability or unwillingness to accept a prize, or for winner's use or misuse of any prize accepted. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. Any prizes depicted in promotional packaging, advertising materials, the Web site or otherwise in connection with this Game are for illustrative purposes only and may not represent the actual prizes that winner is awarded.

    PRIZE AWARD: Limit one (1) prize per person/e-mail address. All prize claims are subject to verification and compliance with these Official Rules. Verification and awarding of prizes will take place at the end of the Promotion Period. Please allow 8–10 weeks for delivery of prizes following verification. All prizes will be delivered by mail to the mailing address provided by participant at the time of registration. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of mailing address of participants. Potential winners may be required to complete an Address Confirmation or Affidavit and Release before prize is awarded, and will be contacted at the mailing address and/or phone number provided during registration, if such documents are required. All required documents must be returned by the date specified or prize will be forfeited. If any prize or verification document is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited. Unclaimed and undeliverable prizes will be forfeited and will not be awarded. If winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, prize will be awarded in the name of winner's parent/legal guardian who must sign and return any and all required documentation. By accepting a prize, each winner consents to the use of his/her name, city and state of residence, photographs, voice recordings and likenesses for publicity purposes in any and all media known or hereinafter invented, without territorial restriction, by Sponsor without additional compensation or permission, where permitted by law.

    SECOND CHANCE DRAWING: In the event one (1) or more Instant Win Game prizes are unawarded at the end of the Promotion Period, Administrator will conduct a random drawing from among all non-winning eligible participants. Participants who won any other Instant Win Game prize during the Promotion Period are not eligible for the Second Chance Drawing. The Second Chance Drawing will be held on or about 2/28/12. Odds of winning depend on the total number of unawarded prizes and eligible participants for the Second Chance Drawing. Following the Second Chance Drawing, potential winner(s) will be notified at the mailing address or phone number provided by participant at the time of registration. If potential winner does not respond within the time specified in the notification or potential winner cannot accept prize as stated, prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner may be chosen from the Second Chance Drawing pool. Please allow 8–10 weeks after verification of eligibility for the arrangement of the prize delivery. Limit: One (1) Second Chance Drawing prize per person/e-mail address.

    RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Game, each participant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees and assigns, and sponsors, advertisers, partners and agencies from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Game or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Game; (b) technical errors, transmission defaults or interruptions related to computers, software, servers, or telephone or network lines; (c) computer server failure and/or delayed, garbled or corrupted data transmitted by participants; (d) printing or typographical errors; (e) errors in the administration of the Game or the processing of entries/Game plays; (f) late, lost or undeliverable mail, e-mail or shipments; or (g) injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participant's participation in the Game, or receipt or use of a prize.

    LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for (i) lost, late, misdirected or incomplete entries, whether caused by participant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Game; (ii) printing or typographical errors in any Game-related materials; and/or (iii) any computer, online, telephone, mail or technical malfunctions, delays or human errors that occur in the processing, transmission or receipt of Game plays, or for inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, lost or delayed by computer/telephone transmissions, or any injury or damage to persons or property, including, but not limited to, participants' computers, phones, hardware and/or software, which may be caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participants' participation in the Game or receipt, redemption or use of any prize. Under no circumstances will more prizes than those set forth in these Official Rules be awarded. If a technical error, programming error, printing error, seeding error or the like occurs and results in more potential winners than available prizes for a particular prize level, Sponsor may elect to hold a random drawing from all eligible non-suspect claims received to award the indicated number of prizes for the prize in dispute.

    SPECIAL GAME LIMITATION: If for any reason this Game is not capable of running as planned; or if this Game becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper administration of the Game and/or processing of entries/Game plays in accordance with these Official Rules for any reason; or if tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by participants, fraud, technical or human failures, or any other causes, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Game, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Game, or any portion thereof, without obligation or to reject prize claims associated with such error or fraudulent action. Any Game entry will be automatically void if it is determined to be a mass entry or mechanically reproduced, altered or tampered with in any way. In the event the Game is terminated prematurely, due to computer programming, seeding, network or other error, Sponsor reserves the right to, but has no obligation to, award unclaimed prizes in a random drawing from among valid non-suspect eligible participants received up to the time of the impairment. Any attempts by an individual to access the Game via a bot script or other brute-force attack will result in that IP address becoming ineligible. Any attempt by a participant or any other individual to deliberately damage, interfere with, or undermine the legitimate operation of this Game is a violation of criminal and/or civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys' fees) and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

    DISPUTES: Participants agree that all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Game, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and any and all claims, judgments and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys' fees and court costs. Participants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, participants' rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Game, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Missouri, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering, participants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in St. Louis County or St. Louis City, MO.

    WINNERS LISTFor a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 2/15/12 to: Purina Pet Lovers Instant Win Game-WL, P.O. Box 7430, Wilton, CT 06897-7430.

    PRIVACY: By playing the Game, each participant agrees to Sponsor's use of participant's personal information as described in the Sponsor's Privacy Policy, located at

    SPONSOR: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Checkerboard Square, St. Louis, MO, 63164. ADMINISTRATOR: Ryan Partnership, Inc., P.O. Box 800, Wilton, CT, 06897.

    Unless otherwise noted, all trademarks are owned by Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland.

    All trademarks related to the prizes in this Game are the property of their respective owners and no sponsorship, endorsement or affiliation with Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, its products or this Game is implied by their use.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Williamson WV
    won a coupon of up to 5 dollars of purina cat or dog treats

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2005


    fiance won the free treat coupon

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