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Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

A purchase will not improve chances of winning.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: You have not yet won.

By entering this Promotion, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may, at the Sponsor’s or vmac+cheese’s discretion, result in disqualification.

1. PROMOTION PERIOD. This promotion consists of 1 drawing beginning at the time and date the giveaway post is published and ending on the time and date set forth at the bottom of the giveaway post  (“Promotion Period”). All entries must be received by 11:59pm PST/PDT on the closing date set forth in the giveaway post to be eligible for the drawing. Additional entries submitted after the promotion period will not be included in the drawing.

2. ELIGIBILITY. Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) eligibility on vmac+cheese may vary depending on the prize and the sponsor. The sweepstakes post will outline specific eligibility for particular sweepstakes, including residency requirements, and entrants agree to abide by this language to determine their eligibility. Employees associated with the Sponsor are not eligible to win this sweepstakes. This Promotion is void where prohibited.

3. HOW TO ENTER. Visit the specific sweepstakes post for this giveaway and enter a comment at the bottom of the post. Limit: One entry per person and per email address during the Promotional Period. All entrant information, including e-mail addresses, is subject to the Privacy Policy of the applicable Sponsor and as set forth by vmac+cheese. Entries that are deemed a multiple entry will be deleted by vmac+cheese, and the entrants first entry will be the only valid one.

4. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Winner selection will be conducted by a random drawing using random.org from all eligible entries on the date set forth in the post’s Promotion Period. Any potential winner will be notified by the email address that they submit in comment/entry. If a potential winner: (i) cannot be contacted; (ii) does not respond within seven (7) days from the date vmac+cheese and/or the Sponsor notifies them, or within the allotted time period set forth by the Sponsor; (iii) refuses the prize; and/or (iv) the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Promotion or receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Promotion, that individual will be declared the “winner” of the Promotion.

5. PRIZE DESCRIPTION. There will be (1) winner. The prize value is outlined individually within the sweepstakes posts on this blog.

6. TAXES. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.

7. ODDS OF WINNING. The odds of winning this Promotion depend on the number of eligible entries received.

8. NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

9. CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the Promotion, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, judging organization (if applicable), and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Promotion and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; (ii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity release, if and only if required by the Sponsor.

10. DISCLAIMERS. (i) Sponsor and/or vmac+cheese are not responsible for entries that are late, lost, published to the wrong post, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor’s servers or elsewhere. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Comments that appear to be spam will be deleted. (ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site or otherwise attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of vmac+cheese and/or Sponsor. (iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. (iv) Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Promotion, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may cancel, terminate or modify this Promotion based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. In no event will Sponsor be responsible for awarding more than the number of prizes specified in these rules. (v) In the event this Promotion is cancelled or terminated, pursuant to subparagraph (iii) or (iv), Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. (vi) The value(s) of the prize(s) set forth above represent Sponsor’s good faith determination of the approximate retail value(s) thereof; the actual fair market value(s) as ultimately determined by Sponsor are final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event the stated approximate retail value(s) of a prize is more than the actual fair market value of that prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. No substitution or compensation will be given for any portion of the prize that is not used.

11. APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Promotion will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in San Francisco, CA. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of California and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of California. To the extent permitted by applicable law, all judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Promotion and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.

12. WINNER LIST. For a list containing the name of the winner, contact vmac+cheese at vmacandcheese@gmail.com

13. SPONSORSHIP. The sponsor of the promotion will be outlined in the bottom of the sweepstakes post.

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