NOTE: We do NOT redraw for unclaimed prizes. When prizes go unclaimed, we mention the winner’s name again, frequently, in future posts. If they are still unclaimed after several mentions, they are either returned to Stampendous stock in the case of our products, or they are put into a pool, in the case of other company’s products, to be offered in a new drawing in the future.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. Void where prohibited, taxed or otherwise restricted by law. Subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Contestants may enter as many times as they like but for an entry to count it must include any relevant information requested in the contest rules & regulations post. Stampendous reserves the right to disqualify entries that contain “inappropriate” content as described in its Terms of Service and FAQ. A new Promotional Period begins with the publication of a new newsletter and ends with the publication of a subsequent newsletter.
This Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, and U.S. Military personnel (and their families) with APO/FPO addresses, and residents of US Territories where the contest is legal and where products such as Embossing Powders, Glitters, Mica Fragments, etc do not have to undergo customs scrutiny. Contestants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules.
WHO CAN’T PARTICIPATE?
This Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia, U.S. Military personnel (and their families) with APO/FPO addresses, Alaska and Hawaii, and residents of any US Territories where standard U.S. Postal rates apply and prizes do not need to undergo customs scrutiny, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (void anywhere this contest is prohibited by law). Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules. Prizes will not be mailed outside of the eligible areas listed above. Stampendous employees as well as employees and agents of collaborating companies are not eligible to enter or win.
HOW DO I ENTER?
For sweepstakes requiring only a comment, simply comment in the provided comment form on the applicable blog post. For sweepstakes requiring a created project, create a link to your posted contest entry on your own blog, website, or any public forum then click on the linky tool at the bottom of the applicable blog post. The tool will request the link to your project and your contest entry will be submitted. You should see your entry in the gallery in a short while. It is important to note that such postings are, by nature, public, and Stampendous is not responsible if your artwork, ideas, creations or designs are copied by other companies, artists, or craftspeople or used on other forums without your permission or credit being given to you. We strongly suggest that you watermark all public photos of your creations. Stampendous will not use your projects for any purpose beyond this blog and our other social media linked with this blog without asking your permission first.
All Internet access and usage charges are the responsibility of the entrant. If for any reason the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. All entries received on-line before the on-line portion becomes inoperable, will be included in the random drawing. Sponsor assumes no responsibility 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. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web-site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute, eligible electronic entries will be considered made by authorized account owner of the email address submitted at the time of entry. Entries generated by robots or scripts are considered to be a direct violation of sweepstakes policy and will result in immediate disqualification of any and all associated entries. Sponsor is not responsible for printing errors in these Official Rules.
WHAT CAN I WIN?
Prizes for the Stampendous Blog Sketch/Design Challenge include exclusive Stampendous Cling Rubber™ Stamps, Perfectly Clear™ Stamps, or other product. Choice of product is at discretion of Stampendous and will vary each contest period.
All warranties for prizes are hereby disclaimed, and the winner will accept the prize “as is”. Prizes cannot be assigned, transferred, exchanged, or redeemed for cash.
HOW DO I WIN?
For each contest announced, a given number of random winners will be chosen using http://www.random.org to select from the pool of entrants based on comments received on http://www.stampendousblog.wordpress.com or on linky tool gallery entries.
HOW IS A WINNER SELECTED?
The winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received by Stampendous, whose decisions regarding all aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding. Prizes will be mailed within forty-five (45) days after winners are selected. If a winner declines to accept a prize, or in the event that a prize or prize notification is returned as undelivered, the winner will be disqualified and the Sponsor may elect, at its own discretion, to select an alternate winner, hold a future contest for that product, or return the product to inventory. By participating, entrants release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliated businesses, its advertising and promotion agencies and the officers, directors, employees and agents of each from any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with receipt, enjoyment, ownership or use of the prize, and winner grants permission to Sponsor to use winner’s name, age, city, state, photograph or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation or approval (where lawful).
Each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of California; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, 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 or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
This sweepstakes is sponsored by Stampendous.com, a company wholly owned and operated by Stampendous! Inc., Anaheim, CA 92806. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Sweepstakes at any time and substitute another promotion in its place.
Why do I need a U.S. Address to win?
We really appreciate all our international fans and friends. We are so thrilled that we are able to offer our products for sale internationally. In almost all cases this is done through international distributors who work with freight forwarders and customs officials to make sure that our products are labeled in accordance with the laws of different countries and are brought into the countries where we sell legally. In mailing a sweepstakes prize internationally, these protections are forfeited. The winner is often required by their national customs service to pay extremely high fees to redeem their confiscated product, fees far more than the value of the product in question. In addition, Stampendous cannot be responsible for knowing where this type of sweepstakes is legal and where it is not outside of U.S. borders. Many countries do not allow their citizens to win international sweepstakes prizes and the awarding of those prizes in error could jeopardize our ability to sell our products in those countries in the future. We hope our international friends will continue to submit their projects for everyone’s enjoyment, and follow and comment on our blog hops, but please understand when we cannot send prizes to those who do not have U.S. Mailing addresses. We do make every effort to determine whether a winner is in the U.S. or its territories before announcing a winner, please let us know ahead of time if you have a U.S. address to which we could mail your prize.