Rate a Green Business Sweepstakes Rules

ELIGIBILITY:  THE RATE a GREEN BUSINESS PRESERVE PRODUCTS GIVEAWAY (“Giveaway”) IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF THEIR ENTRY.  You will receive one entry in the Giveaway for each rating per business you write.  To qualify for a prize, participants must rate a business on the National Green Pages online at www.greenpages.org.  Reviewing a business also requires participants to create a profile on the website if they haven’t already.  Alternatively, participants must complete and return an official entry form.  Employees of the Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent company, agencies, and those living in the household of the same are not eligible to enter or win.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


HOW TO ENTER:  Beginning on January 30, 2012, you may enter by rating a business at www.greenpages.org.  In order to complete the survey and qualify for the Giveaway, you must follow the online instructions at www.greenpages.org/content/rate-a-green-business-for-a-chance-to-win.html.  Participants who rate a business will receive one entry in the Giveaway for each rating written.  Only one rating per business per participant is allowed.  ALL SURVEY PARTICIPANTS MUST COMPLETE THE RATING NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 29, 2012.  Alternatively, you may obtain an official entry form by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  Attention: GREEN BUSINESS RATINGS GIVEAWAY, Green America, 1612 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006.  Provide all information required on the official entry form and return it to:  Attention: GREEN BUSINESS RATINGS GIVEAWAY, Green America, 1612 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006.  ALL MAIL-IN ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 5:00 pm EST on FEBRUARY 29, 2012.  Reproductions of official entry forms are not allowed.  Only one mail-in entry is allowed per envelope and each envelope must be mailed separately.


WINNER SELECTION:  A drawing for one Prize will be held on March 1, 2012.  One winner will be randomly selected from among the eligible participants who have entered.  Winners will be selected in the following manner:  All qualifying entries collected during the period will be combined and a single entry will be randomly selected for that period’s drawing. No person may win more than a single Prize during the Giveaway.  Each winner will be notified by e mail on or about two days after the drawing and will be required to execute and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and Publicity within seven calendar days (including holidays) of attempted notification prior to claiming any prize.  Failure to return required documents within seven calendar days (including holidays) from attempted notification will result in the winner being disqualified and an alternate winner will be randomly selected from among that quarter’s qualifying entries.  If any prize is unavailable for reasons beyond the Sponsor’s reasonable control, such prize will not be awarded.  All Federal, state and local tax liabilities are the responsibility of the winner.  Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use the winner’s name, likeness and statements for publicity purposes without additional compensation or limitation.


PRIZES:   Three (3) Winners $100 worth of kitchen products and tableware made of 100% recycled plastic from Preserve® (“Prize”).  The odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of qualified entries received during the relevant drawing period.  No prize substitution, assignment or transfer of any prize by a winner is permitted.


GENERAL:  By entering the Giveaway, participants agree that Sponsor shall not be liable for personal injuries, death, damages, expenses or costs or losses of any kind resulting from participation or inability to participate in the Giveaway or acceptance of or use or inability to use a Prize or parts thereof, including, without limitation, claims, suits, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damages to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light (whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.  Winners release the Sponsor from any and all liability and responsibility with respect to each Prize (including any property loss, damages, personal injury or death).  Winners acknowledge the Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, related to any Prize.


The Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporation, and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, “Releasees”) are not responsible for:  any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network; mail delivery; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries; entries that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete, illegible or lost due to any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors; mutilated, misdirected or undelivered entries; or any cause or causes beyond the control of Sponsor to award the Prizes, or any combination of any of the foregoing.  Incomplete and illegible entries (determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion) will be disqualified.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible.  By entering the Giveaway, entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules.  The information obtained from the entry will be used by Sponsor and its affiliates.  The laws of the District of Columbia apply to and govern this Giveaway and any claims must be raised and resolved in the Federal or state courts located in the courts of the District of Columbia, United States.


If for any reason, this Giveaway is not capable of running as planned, or if tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by participants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Giveaway, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in any such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Giveaway or any portion thereof.  In such event, some or all of the Prizes may not be awarded in Sponsor’s sole discretion. 


WINNER’S LIST:  For a list of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to GREEN BUSINESS RATINGS GIVEAWAY, Green America, 1612 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC  20006. Winners list available after March 2, 2012.


SPONSOR:  Green America, 1612 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC  20006.