M&M'S® PREMIUMS - BlogHer Sweepstakes Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES: 8 BlogHers are giving away a prize pack of M&M'S® PREMIUMS Chocolate Candies!

M&M'S® PREMIUMS prize pack sweepstakes on BlogHer.com

Official Rules


1. Eligibility:
Entrants in the M&M'S® PREMIUMS prize pack sweepstakes ("Promotion") must be 18 years of age or older and U.S. residents at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of BlogHer, Inc. ("BlogHer" or "Sponsor") or Mars Snackfood US, LLC. and their respective partners, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, successors and assigns, and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, siblings) and individuals residing in their same household (whether or not related) are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Void where prohibited. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion web site.

2. Promotion Periods: Promotion runs for 4 one-week phases with 2 prizes awarded each week.
Promotion Phase I begins 12:00 a.m. (PST) January 26, 2009 and ends 11:59 p.m. (PST) February 1, 2009.
Promotion Phase II begins 12:00 a.m. (PST) February 2, 2009 and ends 11:59 p.m. (PST) February 8, 2009.
Promotion Phase III begins 12:00 a.m. (PST) February 9, 2009 and ends 11:59 p.m. (PST) February 15, 2009.
Promotion Phase IV begins 12:00 a.m. (PST) February 16, 2009 and ends 11:59 p.m. (PST) February 22, 2009.

3. To Enter:
To participate in the Promotion, eligible entrants should simply visit the sweepstakes round-up web page at http://www.blogher.com/8-bloghers-are-giving-away-prize-pack-m-ms-premiums-chocolate-candies, and follow the links to any of the eight individual sweepstakes pages. Entries must be placed in the comments section of the individual sweepstakes page, or a URL link to your entry on your own blog must be posted to the comments section of the individual sweepstakes page, to qualify.

The Initial Winner and the Alternate Winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.

• Initial Winner will be notified by email. If the prize is not timely accepted by the Initial Winner, the Alternate Winner will be notified by email and shall be awarded the prize if timely accepted.
• Only one entry per household.
• Odds of winning depend on the total of number of entries submitted in the Promotion.

4. Prize:
Each week of the promotion, 2 (two) M&M'S® PREMIUMS prize packs will be awarded via a random drawing from all eligible entries. The M&M'S® PREMIUMS prize packs consist of the following: 1 carton of M&M'S® PREMIUMS Raspberry Almond, 1 carton of M&M'S® PREMIUMS Chocolate Almond, 1 carton of M&M'S® PREMIUMS Mint Chocolate, 1 carton of M&M'S® PREMIUMS Mocha, 1 carton of M&M'S® PREMIUMS Triple Chocolate, 4 M&M'S® Brand Martini Glasses, and 1 pack of M&M'S® PREMIUMS Wine Charms. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $6.50 each. Total combined ARV is $65.00. Winners will be notified via email and will receive the prize via U.S. mail to his/her US resident address within two weeks from Sponsor's receipt of the Prize Notification and Release agreement executed by Winner. Prize shipping costs will be paid for by Sponsor.

5. General Conditions:
By participating, entrants agree neither BlogHer,Mars Snackfood US, LLC, nor their respective shareholders, agents and representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, or legal advisors are responsible or liable for, and shall be released and held harmless from: (i) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (ii) lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, misaddressed, postage due, or misdirected entries, mail or communications; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor that may cause the Promotion to be disrupted or corrupted, including but not limited to theft, destruction, and unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials; (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion; and (v) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Promotion, acceptance, possession, or use of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Promotion at any time. 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 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.

By accepting the prize, except where legally prohibited, winner grants permission (and agrees to confirm that grant in writing) to Sponsor and those acting under its authority the right to the use of his/her name, photo, likeness, voice, biographical information and statements, at any time or times, for advertising, trade publicity, promotional and commercial purposes without additional compensation, in connection with the running or advertising of this Promotion. Winners shall be required to complete an affidavit or declaration of eligibility/liability release and, except where prohibited, a publicity release and such other documents as may be required by Sponsor. Required documents must be signed and received by Sponsor within 10 days of the date printed on the prize notification. Failure to execute or timely return the prize notification documentation may result in forfeiture of prize.

Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash or credit. All necessary taxes and duties on the prize, and any other costs associated with maintaining or operating the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner.
Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winner(s).

6. Winners:
For name of winners, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: BlogHer Attn: M&M'S® PREMIUMS Promotion Request, 805 Veterans Blvd, Suite 305 Redwood City, CA 94063 by March 15, 2009.

7. Sponsor:
BlogHer, Inc.
805 Veterans Blvd, Suite 305
Redwood City, CA 94063
Tel: (650) 363-2564

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