National Federation of Independent Business
“PowHer To Achieve”
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN GRAND PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
ELIGIBILITY: The National Federation of Independent Business (“Sponsor”) “PowHer To Achieve” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is limited to female independent business owners that are, as of date of entry, legal residents of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and at least 18 years of age or older (19 years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska). Employees, retirees, and agents of Sponsor (including their families and persons living in their households) and each of their parents and affiliates, agencies, distributors, and members of such employees’ immediate families and individuals living in the same household with such employees, are not eligible to win.
HOW AND WHEN TO ENTER: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on October 1 (the “Sweepstakes Start Date”), 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 31, 2012 (the “Sweepstakes End Date”). “Entry” shall mean and refer to each On-line Entry. The period from the Sweepstakes Start Date through the Sweepstakes End Date is referred to as the “Promotion Period.” Except for the initial week which will begin at 12:00 a.m ET on Monday, October 1, 2012, and run until 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday, October 4, 2012, during the Sweepstakes Period, a Weekly Entry Period will run from 12:00 a.m. ET Friday through 11:59 p.m. ET the immediately following Thursday, or the last day of the Sweepstakes Period for the last Weekly Entry Period (the “Weekly Entry Period”). Sponsor’s designated computer is the official time clock for the Sweepstakes.
During the Promotion Period, enter as directed below.
Methods of Entry: You can enter by visiting the Sweepstakes page at http://www.nfib.com/member-benefits/powHER and submitting an entry in accordance with the site’s instructions (which may include providing your full name, full address, city, state, zip code, e-mail, and phone number) during the Promotion Period. All entries (“Entries”), regardless of entry method, must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 31, 2012 to be eligible. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Incomplete and duplicate Entries will be disqualified. As a part of the Entry, each entrant must complete the entry form with all required information (which will include your full name, full address, city, state, telephone number and age on the entry submission page) and agree to the Official Rules. Limit: One (1) entry per person per day for the duration of the Promotion Period.
Mass Entries or Entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated methods will be disqualified. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. If canceled, Sponsor reserves the right at its discretion to determine the Winner using all non-suspect eligible Entries received up to the time of cancellation. Sponsor is not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions or text messages, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. No responsibility is assumed for: any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, or software; failure of any e-mail or electronic Entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web-site, or any combination thereof, including but not limited to any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute over an electronic Entry, prize will be awarded to the owner of the email address, not the name on the Entry form.
All Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Incomplete and duplicate entries will be disqualified. All Entries, regardless of entry method, must be must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 31, 2012.
SELECTION OF WINNERS: A random drawing will be conducted on or about November 2, 2012 from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. A series of random draws for the Weekly First prize winners and Runner Up winners will be held each week beginning on or about Friday, October 5, 2012 from among all eligible entries received during each Weekly Entry Period. All non-winning entries from previous drawings will be rolled over into subsequent Weekly Entry Periods. All Winner(s) will be notified through the email address provided in their Official Entry and must respond to this email within (30) thirty days in order to claim their prize. If no response is received within (30) thirty days, the prize may be forfeited. Prizes will be mailed to the physical address obtained by the Sponsor. All Winner(s) will receive an Affidavit of eligibility/compliance with Rules, publicity/liability release and indemnification via mail within seven (7) days of Winner(s) subsequent response from original email notification. Winner must meet all eligibility requirements and may be required to provide a valid State Issued Photo Identification Card, Social Security number, Federal Employment Identification Number and additionally must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release; each of which must be completed, signed and returned within seven (7) days from date of issuance, or Prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. If any Prize notification or attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, the Prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner. By accepting the any Prize, Winner(s) acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules.
PRIZE AND CONDITIONS FOR AWARDING PRIZE: Winner must meet all eligibility requirements. In the event Winner is deemed ineligible, or is not available to claim prize during specified dates, then an alternate winner will be selected at random from eligible Entries received, time permitting.
One (1) Grand Prize: Grand Prize Winner will receive $1,000 cash prize. ARV $1,000.00
Four (4) Weekly First Place Prizes (one awarded per Weekly Entry Period): There will be four (4) Weekly First Place Prize Winners. Week One: One (1) 16GB Nook Tablet. ARV $200.00. Week Two: One (1) $500 Coach Gift Card. ARV $500.00. Week Three: One (1) $500 Coach Gift Card. ARV $500.00. Week Four. One (1) 3rd Generation iPad ®. ARV $600.00
Four (16) Weekly Runner Up Prizes (four awarded per Weekly Entry Period): One (1) $100 Visa Gift Card. ARV $100.00 each.
Total ARV $4,400.00. Any taxes on prizes are the responsibility of the winner. Prizes are non-transferable. Gift Cards are subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions as printed on card. No prize substitution or cash redemption, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute alternative prizes of greater or equal value if for any reason the prize becomes unavailable.
ODDS: Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
OFFICIAL RULES: Official Rules may be obtained by logging on to http://www.nfib.com/member-benefits/powHER/rules
OTHER CONDITIONS: All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion hereof, or to disqualify any individual implicated in any of the following actions, if for any reason: (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes; (b) the Sweepstakes or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper processing of entries per these rules; or (c) the Sweepstakes is otherwise not capable of running as planned. By entering, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and each of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotional agencies, wholesalers and retailers, contractors, subcontractors, and each of the foregoing entities’ employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents (collectively the ‘‘Released Parties”), from and against any and all claims, actions and/or liability for any injuries or death, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in and/or entry into the Sweepstakes or acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize, including without limitation, any Prize. The Released Parties are not responsible or liable for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, and assume no responsibility for (i) any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in operation or transmission at any website, (ii) failure of any entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, (iii) communications line, hardware and/or software failures, (iv) damage to any computer (software or hardware) resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, (v) theft or destruction of, tampering with, unauthorized access to, or alteration of Entries and/or entry information, or (vi) Entries which are late, lost, stolen, damaged, illegible and/or unintelligible (or any combination thereof). By entering, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules. Any entrant who attempts to tamper with this Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. Additional restrictions may apply.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that Sponsor may use entrant’s name and photograph on Sponsor’s website without compensation, credit or right of review or approval. Acceptance of any Prize constitutes Winner’s consent to use, publish, and reproduce for all purposes, including publicity, promotion and advertising, in any media (including online and offline), Prize Winner’s name, city, photograph, likeness, voice and image, in perpetuity without further compensation, credit or right of review or approval.
ARBITRATION/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited by law, participants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association then effective, and any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred by entrant with regard to this Sweepstakes and shall exclude in all events attorneys’ or other related fees and punitive, incidental, consequential or other damages. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District Of Columbia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the District Of Columbia or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the District Of Columbia. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision so long as the general intent of these Official Rules remains in effect. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
WINNER LIST: The name of the Prize winner(s) will be posted at http://www.nfib.com/member-benefits/powHER on or about November 6, 2012.
SPONSOR: National Federation of Independent Business, 1201 F Street, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20004
iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Apple Inc. is neither sponsors nor endorses this Sweepstakes.