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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at begins at 12:01am PDT on 10/17/16 and ends at 11:59pm PDT on 10/21/16 Open to legal residents of 49 of the 50 U.S. states & D.C. (void in Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations), 18 or older (or age of majority in jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older) with active email account and Internet access as of 10/16/16. Odds of winning dependent upon total number of eligible entries received. One grand prize: one 8 oz. bag of Valley Fig Growers golden figs, one 8 oz. bag of Valley Fig Growers mission figs, and one jar of each of the following Valley Fig Growers fig spreads (mission fig, orange, balsamic pepper, and port wine). TOTAL ARV (Approximate Retail Value): $35.00 USD. See full Official Rules for complete prize details and retail values. Sponsor: Miss Cheesemonger.
To participate in this Sweepstakes (defined below), you must agree to and abide by these Official Rules.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. You must have access to the Internet and a valid email address to participate. BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTES BY BINDING ARBITRATION AS PROVIDED BELOW.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRY: During the Sweepstakes Period you will be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes when you give your first name, email address, and check whether or not you would like to be added to Miss Cheesemonger’s mailing list and partners (Valley Fig Growers, Cheese, Sex Death, Jacolyn Murphy, The Snobby Foodie) mailing lists through the webpage: http://www.misscheesemonger.com/a-blogger-cheese-fig-party/ (“Entry”). You may enter the Sweepstakes once.
Entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the account or e-mail address through which the entry was submitted. Illegible, late, lost, incomplete, or garbled entries are not eligible.
Use of automated/programmed/robotic means of submitting an Entry or other artifice or device to participate in the Sweepstakes is prohibited and any Entry submitted/received using such means will be voided and the individual disqualified from participation in the Sweepstakes and perhaps other sweepstakes, contests or promotions sponsored by Miss Cheesemonger. Use of automated/programmed/robotic means of obtaining an Entry is also prohibited and any Entry received using such means will be voided and the individual disqualified from participation in the Sweepstakes and perhaps other sweepstakes, contests or promotions sponsored by Miss Cheesemonger. Miss Cheesemonger will not be responsible for any late, lost, stolen, incomplete, illegible, garbled, corrupted, inaccessible or misdirected Entry not received or recorded for any reason; and, any such Entry is void.
You may enter this Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period, and/or any other sweepstakes, contest(s) or promotions sponsored by Miss Cheesemonger, but you may only win one (1) Grand Prize from Miss Cheesemonger within any sixty (60) day period.
Miss Cheesemonger is not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures beyond Sponsor’s control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct the Sweepstakes and award the prizes by means of a random drawing comprised of all eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor or otherwise award the prizes in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of termination/modification/suspension of Sweepstakes, if any, will be posted on www.misscheesemonger.com. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries (including the inaccurate or incomplete recordation of Entries); or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Sweepstakes.
Entrants further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from participating in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
There will be one (1) Grand Prize (“Grand Prize”) awarded in this Sweepstakes. Grand Prize may be referred to individually or collectively herein as “Prize” or “Prizes.”
Grand Prize: ONE (1) Grand Prize will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner in this Sweepstakes. Grand Prizes shall consist of: one 8 oz. bag of golden figs, one 8 oz. bag of mission figs, one of each flavor fig spread (mission fig, balsamic pepper, port wine, orange). TOTAL ARV (Approximate Retail Value): $35.00 USD. Additionally, the shipping costs of sending the Grand Prize to the Grand Prize Winner will be borne by Valley Fig Growers.
TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES TO BE AWARDED IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES thirty five dollars (ARV $35.00 USD).
Sweepstakes Entities make no warranties, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any Prize furnished in connection with this Sweepstakes. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included as part of the Prize, and are solely Winner’s responsibility, including any applicable service fees. Prizes are not redeemable for cash except as required by law. Prizes are not transferable, except to a surviving spouse residing in the same household. Winner is not entitled to exchange or transfer prizes or to obtain cash or other substitutes, except Miss Cheesemonger reserves the right to substitute prize(s) or portions thereof of equal or greater value if a prize listed or any portion thereof is unavailable for any reason. A Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Prize elements may not be separated. All Federal, state and local taxes on a Prize, and other expenses related to accepting and/or using a Prize not listed in these Official Rules are the responsibility of each Winner, who will receive a Form 1099 reflecting the actual retail value of the Prize in the year it was won, if applicable. The Prizes will be awarded provided they are validly claimed by 10/30/16, after which no alternate winners will be selected, nor unclaimed prizes awarded. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included as part of the Prize, and are solely Winner’s responsibility, including any applicable service fees. Each Winner bears all risk of loss or damage to Prize after it is placed by Sponsor with a third party common carrier for shipment to Winner. The Prizes will be shipped only to an address in the United States. No portion of the Prizes will be replaced if lost or stolen. Any difference between actual value and stated ARV will not be awarded.
PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS-IS’’ AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES (INCLUDING EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AFFILIATES) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY ARISING FROM USE OR REDEMPTION OF A PRIZE, AS FURTHER SET FORTH IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURIES SUSTAINED BY A WINNER OR GUEST FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING FROM ANY PART OF THE TRAVEL AND/OR ANY PART OF THE PRIZE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE(S) BEYOND SPONSOR’S REASONABLE CONTROL.
We will make every reasonable effort to informally resolve any complaints, disputes, or disagreements that you may have with us. If those efforts fail, by entering the Sweepstakes or engaging in any other Miss Cheesemonger Transactions or Relationships, you agree that any complaint, dispute, or disagreement you may have against the Sponsor, and any claim that the Sponsor may have against you, arising out of, relating to, or connected in any way with the Sweepstakes, the Prizes, these Official Rules, or any Miss Cheesemonger Transactions or Relationships shall be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration (“Arbitration”) administered by JAMS (“JAMS”) and conducted in accordance with the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules And Procedures in effect at the time the Arbitration is initiated or, if the amount in controversy exceeds $100,000, in accordance with the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules And Procedures then in effect (respectively, the “Applicable Rules”). The Applicable Rules can be found at www.jamsadr.com. If JAMS at the time the arbitration is filed has Minimum Standards of Procedural Fairness for Consumer Arbitrations in effect which would be applicable to the matter in dispute, the Sponsor agrees to provide the benefit of such Minimum Standards to you to the extent they are more favorable than the comparable arbitration provisions set forth in this provision, provided, however, that in no event may such Minimum Standards contravene or restrict the application of subpart (e) or (i) below. You further agree that:
(j) Notwithstanding the foregoing arbitration provisions, at your option, you may bring any claim you have against the Sponsor in your local small claims court within the United States, if your claim is within such court’s jurisdictional limit; provided that such court does not have the authority to entertain any claims on a class or representative basis, or to consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated in such proceeding.
Valley Fig Growers, and their respective parents, affiliates and subsidiaries are not responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries, the administration of the Sweepstakes or the selection of winners.
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