Pepperlane® Women's Small Business Month Giveaway Sweepstakes Official Rules
No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
The Women's Small Business Month Giveaway ("Sweepstakes") is subject to these Official Rules except as expressly stated otherwise. Sponsor's decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this Sweepstakes at any time without any obligation or prior notice.
ELIGIBILITY. The Sweepstakes is open to all current residents of the United States who are 18 and a legal resident in their state of residence at the start of the Sweepstakes, and have an internet connection ("Entrants"). The Sweepstakes sponsor is Pepperlane® ("Sponsor"). Employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Sponsor (advertising and promotion agencies, and all other entities participating in the design, promotion, marketing, advertising, administration, or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, and their immediate families, are ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.)
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. (all times are Eastern Time or "ET") on October 21, 2017, and ends at 2:59 a.m. ET on November 1, 2017, according to the computer time on Sponsor’s server (the "Sweepstakes Period"). At the end of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor will conduct one random (1) drawing ("Drawing") of all qualified entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
HOW TO ENTER. Online entry only. Only one entry per natural person. Sign up for an account on https://pepperlane.co/, fill out your Pepperlane profile on your dashboard https://pepperlane.co/dashboard , and apply to sell when your profile is complete. You must apply to sell with an approved service, guidelines are listed herehttp://pepperlane.helpscoutdocs.com/article/22-what-types-of-services-are-offered-can-i-offer-on-pepper-lane. Signing up is free. No other methods of entry will be accepted. Entrants must provide a valid and current email address. Entries submitted must be received by the close of the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, void, misdirected, unreadable or unintelligible entries; such entries are void and will be disqualified. Only complete valid entries will be accepted. Persons discovered entering under several names will be disqualified. In participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants must not violate any law applicable to them. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
You may receive additional entries into the Sweepstakes as follows:
Refer A Friend: You will have the opportunity (without obligation) to invite friends to apply to sell on Pepperlane for an additional entry for yourself ("Referred Friend"). Your Referred Friend just needs to cite you as a referral source when they sign up, and also apply to sell before November 1 a 2:59 a.m. PT. For every valid Referred Friend who has a confirmed entry into the Sweepstakes via your Referral Link, you will receive one (1) additional entries. In the event that two entrants refer the same friend, the Referred Friend will be considered to be referred by the entrant the Referred Friend mentions upon sign up. Persons discovered entering fictitious friends will be disqualified.
ODDS. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION. On or about November 1, 2017 ("Drawing Date"), one (1) Entrant will be selected at random by a representative of Sponsor from among all eligible entries received by the end of the Sweepstakes Period ("Selected Entrant").
The Selected Entrant will be notified by email. Selected Entrants must respond via e-mail within 72 hours of the date and time of attempted notification. Failure to respond timely to the notification will result in forfeiture of the prize. Upon prize forfeiture, no payment or other compensation will be made to the original winner. Sponsor will not make multiple attempts to contact Selected Entrant.
An alternate Selected Entrant will be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries (up to three (3) alternate Entrants) if a Selected Entrant (i) cannot be reached or does not respond, (ii) fails to obtain all signatures on the Release and to return the documents within the time required pursuant to these Official Rules, or (iii) cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason.
PRIZES. One (1) Selected Entrant will receive: one (1) "Women's Small Business Month Giveaway" package which includes:
Business coaching with Rebecca Moore: Fine-tune your objectives and build the confidence to go (or grow) for it! (1-hour strategy session plus 15-minute intro session) ($100 value)
Uncover your distinct value session with Robyn Mather: Know how to position your natural advantages into messages that help you get clients, get hired and get ahead. (45 minutes) ($100 value)
Social media consulting with Stephani Roberts: Learn the basics and how to maximize your impact for your business. (1-hour Zoom call recorded, so you can revisit later!) ($100 value)
Accounting guidance with LuSundra Everett: Understand how to set yourself up for tax success. (1 hour) ($100 value)
Customer service assistance with Zoe Pirnie: Help setting up appointments and following up with customers. (3 hours) ($100 value)
Total approximate ARV of Prize Package: $500
If Selected Entrants are unable to participate in or accept a Sweepstakes prize or any portion thereof for any reason, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the Selected Entrants. No part of any prize is redeemable for cash, regardless of reason. One prize per household. Any prize pictured in advertising or promotional materials is for illustrative purposes only and may not be the actual prize awarded.
All prizes offered in the giveaway are services sold by Massachusetts-area businesses, that typically service a small-radius of towns. People from all over the U.S. are eligible to enter the giveaway, but the winner is responsible for travel to redeem the services. In some cases services may be able to be offered remotely.
Winner must redeem service prizes by December 31, 2017.
GENERAL CONDITIONS. By participating, Entrants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, and hereby waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Any portion of the Sweepstakes may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond Sponsor’s control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. You may not enter with multiple identities or use any automated system, bot or other device or artifice to enter or obtain more than the maximum number of qualified entries. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including income taxes) arising from this Sweepstakes will be the sole responsibility of Selected Entrant. Entrants may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of any awarded prize.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. If for any reason an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the same Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period. Selected Entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively "Releasees") from and against any claims, damages, disability, attorneys' fees, and costs of litigation and settlement, as well as any liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from: (i) use, redemption, acceptance, possession, ownership, or misuse of any prize, (ii) participation in any activity, event, or excursion offered in connection with any prize, (iii) use of any facility, service and/or accommodation related to any prize, or (iv) participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes.
The Releasees shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Releasees are not responsible for computer malfunctions, network connections, email delivery problems, systems failure or incompatibility, typographical, technical or key-stroke errors, or interruptions in your internet service, and for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged or stolen notifications. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible, but without any obligation to do so) select the winners from all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
DISPUTES. Disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes will be governed by the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any and all decisions of Sponsor are binding and final. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to conduct a search will be deemed to be the entrant. No claimant in any dispute involving Sponsor shall be entitled to claim or obtain indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision in these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited by law, the Selected Entrant’s entry and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use said Selected Entrant’s full name, social media profile information, photograph, statements, and city and state address for promotional or advertising purposes in connection with these Sweepstakes on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, now or hereafter known, in perpetuity, without review, permission, or further compensation.
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