Walmart Back to School Ratings and Reviews Contest
Walmart Back to School Ratings and Reviews Contest
Walmart Back to School Ratings and Reviews Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Eligibility: The Walmart Back to School Ratings & Reviews Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, and the District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and any of their respective related companies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and as well as the immediate family and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside the U.S., in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law.
Sponsor: Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC, 850 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066.
Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in the Contest, entrant agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Whether an entrant receives a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Timing: The Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time ("PT") on July 11, 2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on October 2, 2016 ("Contest Period"). The Contest consists of six (6) separate two-week entry periods (each a "BiWeekly Entry Period"). Each BiWeekly Entry Period begins on a Monday and ends on the following second Sunday during the Contest Period. Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest. Entrants are responsible for determining the appropriate beginning and ending times in their respective time zones.
Limit: One (1) entry per person per BiWeekly Entry Period. Product does not have to be purchased from Sponsor to be reviewed. All entries discovered to have been submitted by the same individual using multiple accounts or e-mail addresses will be disqualified. All entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be collectively hereinafter referred to as "Eligible Entries." Your entry will not be valid unless it (a) meets the criteria described above, (b) meets the Entry Requirements described in Section 6, and (c) includes the required disclosure contained in Section 7.
Entry Requirements: Reviews do not need to be positive; however, the review must focus on the product and the experience with using it and should provide specific details on what you did or did not like about the product. Review must be in English. Incomplete entries are void.
Ineligible entries include responses that are unresponsive, as well as those that are, in whole or in part, (i) threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, hateful, embarrassing to another person or entity, deceptive, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, or contains racial slurs; (ii) contain advertisements, spam, references to other products, offers, websites, competitors; (iii) contain explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of, sexual acts; (iv) contain email addresses, phone numbers, links to websites, physical addresses or other forms of contact information; or (v) are not within the spirit of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor's sole discretion ("Entry Requirements").
Required Disclosure: Entrants must include at the beginning of their review the following disclosure: "#Parent2ParentContest".
Ownership and Use Of Entries: ALL ENTRIES (BOTH WINNING AND NON-WINNING) BECOME THE SOLE PROPERTY OF SPONSOR. Sponsor reserves all rights, including the right to edit, publish, use, display, adapt, modify, or dispose of any Entries including without limitation product reviews, proper names, likenesses, photographs, and/or city/states for advertising and promotional purposes in all media now or hereinafter existing (including and without limitation, the Internet) without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Submission further constitutes entrant's assignment and transfer to Sponsor of any and all rights, title and interest in the entry, without limitation, including all copyrights and trademark rights and waiver of all moral rights. Entrant warrants and represents that their entry is original and does not infringe the rights of any third party and hereby agrees not to instigate, support, maintain or authorize any action, claim or lawsuit against Sponsor or its affiliates, or any other person, on the grounds that any use of the entry, or any derivative works infringe any of entrant's rights as creator of the entry, including, without limitation, trademark rights, copyrights and moral rights or "droit moral." All elements of all entries, including all United States and all other intellectual property rights in the entries, shall be owned exclusively by Sponsor. Nothing herein shall constitute an employment, joint venture, or partnership relationship between entrant and Sponsor. In no way is entrant to be construed as the agent or to be acting as the agent of Sponsor in any respect.
Winner Determination: One (1) potential winner per BiWeekly Entry Period will be selected by Sponsor from among all Eligible Entries within five (5) business days following the conclusion of each BiWeekly Entry Period. The potential winner will be selected based on the following criteria, all weighted equally: (i) originality; (ii) helpfulness of the review to other customers; and (iii) thoroughness of review. The potential winner will be chosen at the sole discretion of the judges and the judges' decision is final. Sponsor will contact potential winners via e-mail or telephone to provide information on how to collect the prize. Failure to respond to the contact within the time provided in such notification or failure to accept the prize may result in the selection of an alternate potential winner based upon the entry receiving the next highest score from the judges. Unless otherwise stated in the prize notification, prizes will be fulfilled within eight (8) weeks following the end of the Contest Period. The odds of winning the Contest depend on the number of Eligible Entries received and the skill of the entrants.
Prize: One (1) prize consisting of a $50 Walmart Gift Card will be awarded per BiWeekly Entry Period. Total approximate value of all gift cards is $300. No substitutions may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of comparable or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per person. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize.
Release: By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
General Conditions: Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in a disruptive manner.
Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software;(3) technical or human error or which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (4) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen Entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical/other error in entries. If for any reason an entrant's Contest entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Contest, provided that, if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, 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 Contest prizes offered herein. No more than one prize will be awarded.
Disputes: Except where prohibited, participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, participant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
Winner List: For a copy of these Official Rules or for the name of the winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by October 31, 2016 to: Walmart.com Ratings & Review Team, 850 Cherry Avenue (Desk 126), San Bruno, CA 94066.