In-Store Sweepstakes Official Rules

Social Media Sweepstakes Official Rules

Hallmark “Caring is Rewarding” In-Store Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

PROMOTION PERIOD: Hallmark Caring is Rewarding In-Store Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) starts on August 10, 2020 and ends on August 16, 2020 (“Promotion Period”) at the close of business.

ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to entry (submission of a nomination) by residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry and who are Crown Rewards members. In order for an entry to be valid, the nominee identified in it must also be a resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Employees and their immediate families of Hallmark Gold Crown stores, Hallmark Cards, Incorporated (“Hallmark”), its retail accounts, affiliates and agencies are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, Crown Rewards members can pick up a nomination form from a participating Hallmark Gold Crown store (the Store) during store hours 8/10/20-8/16/20, complete it, and submit it in the manner indicated in that store. Entrant (nominator) must provide his or her first and last name, contact information, name and street address or e-mail address or phone number, name of the person being nominated (nominee), and explanation of why the entrant (nominator) is nominating that person. Limit one (1) sweepstakes entry per person. If multiple entries are received from any person, then all such entries shall be void.

Winner (nominator) must be a Crown Rewards member, upon being notified of winning via email or phone, must provide contact information phone number or street address or e-mail address of the winning person nominated (nominee).

IN-STORE DRAWING: On or about August 17, 2020, each participating store will randomly select a winner for that store from among eligible entries submitted at that store and forward that person’s information to Hallmark by August 24, 2020.

RANDOM DRAWING: On or about August 31, 2020, Administrator will randomly select three (3) potential Grand prize winners from the store-specific winners received by Administrator from participating stores. A potential Grand Prize winner will become a winner upon the occurrence of the verification set forth in the section below entitled “Winner Notification and Verification.”

PRIZES, APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”), AND ODDS OF WINNING:

A. Each store winner (nominator) prize: 500 Crown Rewards Bonus Points
B. (3) Grand prizes for selected nominees: each a $250 Hallmark Gold Crown Gift Card, (3) Grand prizes for the nominators of the selected nominees: each $50 Hallmark Gold Crown Gift Card (in addition to the Crown Reward Bonus Points referred to above)
C. Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”):
a. Local store winner nominator prize: $8.33
b. Grand prize for each nominee: $250
c. Grand prize for each nominator: $50

All federal, state, and local taxes on a prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. Prizes are non-transferable, and no substitution or cash equivalent is allowed except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater approximate retail value. Prize consists only of items specifically listed as part of the prize. All costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, and other expenses incurred by accepting the prize not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winners. The odds of winning a prize as the winner at a particular store depends on the total number of eligible entries received at that store during the Promotion Period, and the odds of a store winner becoming a winner of a Grand Prize depend upon how many stores participate.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: Each store-specific winner will be notified by the store in which that nomination was received, using the contact information provided at the time of registration (only one such means need be used), after the random drawing. Each potential winner of a Grand Prize will be notified in like fashion, and a potential Grand Prize winner will become a winner upon the occurrence of both (a) verification of the entrant’s compliance with the Official Rules as determined by Sponsor or Administrator, in their sole and absolute discretion, including entrant’s execution and return to Administrator of a form supplied by Administrator in which the potential winner confirms compliance with, and agreement to, the rules of the Promotion, and (b) verification of the nominee’s eligibility (i.e., a resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry) by nominee’s execution of a form supplied by Administrator in which the nominee attests to such facts. Upon notification by Administrator to an entrant or nominee that verification has been completed and therefore that person is now a Grand Prize winner, that winner shall have 10 days after receipt of that notice to claim their prize at the store where the entry was submitted. If Administrator notifies a winner by U.S. Mail, that notice shall be deemed to have been received by the winner within three (3) days after deposit of that notice in the mail.

LIMITATION AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By participating in this promotion, entrants agree that Hallmark Cards, Incorporated and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective distributors, retailers, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, and website providers, and the officers, directors, stockholders, employees, representatives, designees and agents of all of the foregoing (“Released Parties”), are not are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, postage due or undeliverable e-mail/text notifications or postal mail; (ii) any computer, telephone, satellite, cable, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability; (iii) garbled, corrupt or jumbled transmissions, service provider/network accessibility, availability or traffic congestion; (iv) any technical, mechanical, printing or typographical or other error; (v) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of registration information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information; (vi) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, technical error, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the promotion; (vii) any injury or damage, whether personal or property, to entrants or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the promotion and/or accepting a prize; and (viii) entries that are late, forged, lost, misplaced, misdirected, tampered with, incomplete, deleted, damaged, garbled or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules. Further, the administrator is not responsible for any unanswered or undeliverable winner notifications.

By entering the promotion, each entrant agrees: (i) to be bound by these Official Rules, including entry requirements; (ii) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules; (iii) to waive all of his/her rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding any of the Released Parties in connection with the promotion; and (iii) to forever and irrevocably agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, causes of action, proceedings, demands, fines, penalties, liability, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) that may arise in connection with: (a) the promotion, including, but not limited to, any promotion-related activity or element thereof, and the entrant’s entries, participation or inability to participate in the promotion; (b) the violation by entrant or entrant’s submission of any third-party privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights; (c) acceptance, attendance at, receipt, travel related to, participation in, delivery of, possession, defects in, use, non-use, misuse, inability to use, loss, damage, destruction, negligence or willful misconduct in connection with the use of a prize (or any component thereof); (d) any change in the prizing (or any components thereof); (e) human error; (f) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof); or (g) the negligence or willful misconduct by entrant.

If, for any reason, the promotion is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion and/or proceed with the promotion, including the selection of a winner in a manner it deems fair and reasonable, including the selection of a winner from among eligible entries received prior to such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension. In no event will more than one (6) Grand Prizes be awarded. In the event that, due to technical, typographical, mechanical or other errors, there are more winners than are stated in these Official Rules, a random drawing among the claimants will be held to determine the winner. If for any reason, including but not limited to an administrative, printing, production, computer or other error or due to technical difficulties or incorrect announcements of any kind, more winning messages are distributed, or more prizes are claimed than are intended to be awarded according to these Official Rules, the intended Prize will be awarded in a random drawing from among all verified prize claims received.

Without limiting the foregoing, everything regarding this promotion, including the Prize, is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Promotion, participant agrees that any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, whether foreseeable or not and whether based on negligence or otherwise, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Missouri, USA.

PRIVACY POLICY: Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant's participation in this promotion will be collected by Sponsor or its agent and used by Sponsor, its affiliates, agents, and marketers for the sole purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the promotion as described in these Official Rules, in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy as stated at https://www.hallmark.com/privacy/.

GENERAL: Any attempted form of participation in this promotion other than as described herein is void. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to disqualify any entrant found or suspected, in their sole and absolute discretion, to be tampering with the operation of the promotion; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike manner or with the intent to disrupt the normal operation of this promotion. Any attempted form of participation in this promotion other than as in these Official Rules is void. If it is discovered that a person has registered or attempted to register more than once using multiple phone numbers, e-mail addresses, residential addresses, multiple identities, Crown Rewards numbers, or like methods, all of that person’s entries will be declared null and void and that person will not be awarded any prize that he/she might have been entitled to receive. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, third party or like methods to participate in the promotion will void any attempted participation effected by such methods and the disqualification of the individual utilizing the same. Entrants and/or potential winners shall be required to provide proof of identification and eligibility as required by Sponsor or Administrator In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If any provision of these Official Rules or any word, phrase, clause, sentence, or other portion thereof should be held unenforceable or invalid for any reason, then that provision or portion thereof shall be modified or deleted in such manner as to render the remaining provisions of these Official Rules valid and enforceable. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the prize documents will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. No entrant shall have the right to modify or amend these Official Rules. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision and such provision shall remain in full force and effect. All entries and/or materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. In the event of any conflict with any promotion details contained in these Official Rules and promotion details contained in any promotional materials (including but not limited to point of sale, television and print advertising, promotional packaging and other promotional media), the details of the promotion as set forth in these Official Rules shall prevail.

WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, see a participating store by September 30, 2020.

SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Hallmark Marketing Company, LLC, 2501 McGee Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64108.



Hallmark “Caring is Rewarding” Social Media Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR SOCIAL MEDIA POST NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. This is a game of chance. A PURCHASE OR SOCIAL MEDIA POST WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

By entering the Hallmark “Caring is Rewarding” Social Media Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) you agree to abide by all terms and conditions referenced in these Official Rules.

ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to entry (submission of a nomination) by residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry and who are Crown Rewards members. In order for an entry to be valid, the nominee identified in it must also be a resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Employees and their immediate families of Hallmark Gold Crown stores, Hallmark Cards, Incorporated (“Hallmark”), its retail accounts, affiliates and agencies are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

TIMING: This Sweepstakes begins at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on August 12, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on August 16, 2020 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

HOW TO ENTER: As noted in “Eligibility” above, entrant must be a Crown Rewards Member. There are three ways to enter, (1) via @HallmarkStores Facebook OR (2) via @HallmarkStores Instagram (each of “Entry”) OR (3) via mail. Crown Rewards members can nominate someone by sharing how that person goes above and beyond in support of their community for a chance to win a Hallmark Gold Crown gift card for both of you.

Winner (nominator) upon being notified via private message, must provide his or her first and last name, contact information, Crown Rewards member number, name and street address or e-mail address of the person being nominated (nominee), and explanation of why the entrant (nominator) nominated that person.

Facebook Entry: To earn one (1) Entry into the Sweepstakes via Facebook, you must create a new, free account or use an existing account on www.facebook.com (“Facebook”), follow @HallmarkStores and post a comment on the “Caring is Rewarding” Sweepstakes post. Please Note: You must have a valid Facebook account and agree to Facebook, Inc. Terms of Use and the Facebook, Inc. Privacy Policy in order to be eligible to enter via Facebook. Registration on Facebook must be completed before an entry may be submitted. Facebook is free to download and available for iPhone from the Apple application store and for Android from the Google Play store. Wireless phone charges and data rates apply. For the Facebook Terms, visit https://www.facebook.com/terms.php.

Instagram Entry: To earn one (1) Entry into the Sweepstakes via Instagram, you must create a new, free account or use your existing account on the Instagram Application (“Instagram”), follow @HallmarkStores on Instagram, and comment on the “Caring is Rewarding” Sweepstakes post. Please Note: You must have a valid Instagram account and agree to Instagram, LLC Terms of Use and the Instagram, LLC Privacy Policy in order to be eligible to enter via Instagram. Registration on Instagram must be completed before an entry may be submitted. Instagram is free to download and available for iPhone from the Apple application store and for Android from the Google Play store. Wireless phone charges and data rates apply. For the Instagram Terms, visit https://help.instagram.com/478745558852511.

Alternate Means of Entry (AMOE) via Mail: Mail a 3X5 card bearing your first and last name, your mailing address, an e-mail address for the entrant, and designation “Facebook” or “Instagram”, addressed to “Hallmark ‘Caring is Rewarding’ Social Media Sweepstakes” Hallmark Consumer Care P.O. Box 419034 Mail Drop 216 Kansas City, Missouri 64141. Entry must be received no later than August 16, 2020.

Entry Limit: Limit one (1) entry per person per social media platform (Facebook and Instagram). The Alternate Means of Entry (mail) may be used in lieu of entering on either social media platform, and therefore two (2) entries may be submitted by one person via the AMOE if that person does not enter by using either Facebook or Instagram. Regardless of the means of entry, there can be only one winning entry per person, so if an entrant is determined to be a winner then that person’s second entry, if they submitted entries via both Facebook and Instagram (or AMOE entries in lieu of same), shall be disqualified from also becoming a winning entry.

NOTIFICATION OF SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: One potential Sweepstakes winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries received for each of the two social media platforms. The potential winner will be notified by Facebook or Instagram direct message (if the entry was submitted via either of those platforms) or by e-mail (if the AMOE was used to enter), on or about August 17, 2020. If the potential winner does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours of the sending of the notification, attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner cannot be verified or found, or the potential winner is otherwise unable to accept the prize as stated, that entry will be disqualified, and an alternate potential winner will be chosen at random from the remaining entries. A potential Grand Prize winner will become a winner upon the occurrence of both (a) verification of the entrant’s compliance with the Official Rules as determined by Sponsor or Administrator, in their sole and absolute discretion, including entrant’s execution and return to Administrator of a form supplied by Administrator in which the potential winner confirms compliance with, and agreement to, the rules of the Promotion, and (b) verification of the nominee’s eligibility (i.e., a resident of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry) by nominee’s execution of a form supplied by Administrator in which the nominee attests to such facts. Upon notification by Administrator to an entrant or nominee that verification has been completed and therefore that person is now a Grand Prize winner, the prize will be shipped and/or fulfilled to the address provided within approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks following winner verification and confirmation. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify an entry for non-compliance with these Official Sweepstakes Rules.

PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”):

A. Two (2) Grand Prizes for nominees, one chosen from entries via Facebook and one chosen from entries via Instagram: each a $250 Hallmark Gold Crown Gift Card; and two (2) Grand Prizes for the nominators of the two selected nominees: each a $50 Hallmark Gold Crown Gift Card.
B. Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”):
a. Grand prize for each nominee: $250
b. Grand prize for each nominator: $50
c. Total prize value: $600

All federal, state, and local taxes on a prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. Prizes are non-transferable, and no substitution or cash equivalent is allowed except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater approximate retail value. Prize consists only of items specifically listed as part of the prize. All costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, and other expenses incurred by accepting the prize not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winners. The odds of winning a prize depends on the total number of eligible entries received.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: By entering, entrant agrees to accept and abide by the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this Sweepstakes, rule interpretation, or award of prize, shall be resolved by Sponsor, whose decision shall be binding and final. This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the State of Missouri, and entrant consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Courts of the State of Missouri for any disputes arising out of this Sweepstakes. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. By entering, entrant agrees to be notified by the method of entry by the Sponsor for the purposes of the administration of this Sweepstakes. By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Released Parties, as well as Instagram, LLC and Facebook, Inc. from any injury, loss or damage to person, including death or property damage due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly to the acceptance, use, or misuse of a prize, participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, or participation in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and the other Released Parties are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of prizes, including such error as may give an erroneous indication that a prize has been won. In the event the Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this Sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes is undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state, or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within the Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event), the Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Sweepstakes without notice or further obligation. If the Sponsor, in its discretion, elects to abbreviate the Sweepstakes as a result of a Force Majeure event, the Sponsor reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to randomly select the winner(s) from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such Force Majeure event.

INTERNET: If for any reason the Internet portion of this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes. In any such event, the Sponsor, at its sole discretion, will randomly select the winner(s) from eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event requiring such termination, suspension or cancellation. The Released Parties and any promotion/prizing partners assume 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. The Released Parties and any promotion/prizing partners are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, mobile or tablet devices, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Hallmark 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 participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Entries made by Facebook or Instagram will be responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address considered made by the authorized account holder at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, interested individuals should mail a self-addressed stamped business envelope to: Winners List “Caring is Rewarding” Social Media Sweepstakes, Hallmark Consumer Care P.O. Box 419034 Mail Drop 216 Kansas City, Missouri 64141. Winner List requests must be received no later than September 30, 2020.

SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Hallmark Marketing Company, LLC, 2501 McGee Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64108.

Apple Inc. and Google Inc. are not sponsors or involved in the Sweepstake’s activity in any manner. The Sweepstakes is not in any way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, LLC or Facebook, Inc.