Official Sweepstakes Rules
Customer Satisfaction Survey $5,000 Monthly Sweepstakes
DESCRIPTION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR
2. HOW TO
ENTER: There are three ways to enter this Sweepstakes. (1 & 2)
Customers who receive an official 16-digit survey code can complete a customer
satisfaction survey online by visiting http://www.staples-survey.com
or by phone by calling toll-free 1-800-890-7305. No matter which entry process
is selected once the survey has been completed you will automatically receive one
(1) entry into the Sweepstakes (see entry dates chart below) unless you choose
not to enter it (option given during survey).
Drawing # Entry Period Begins: Entry Ends: Drawing Date: Entries must be received by:
1 4/1/09 4/30/09 5/11/09 5/9/09 (all forms of entry)
2 5/1/09 5/31/09 6/8/09 6/6/09 (all forms of entry)
3 6/1/09 6/30/09 7/13/09 7/6/09 (all forms of entry)
Mail-in entries will be entered into the drawing period based on the date of receipt of entry. LIMIT: One entry per month per email or household address. One prize per person or household over the Sweepstakes Period. All entries received for a given month’s drawing will NOT be retained for subsequent months’ drawings.
All entries and materials submitted become the property of the Sponsor and shall not be acknowledged or returned. If entries exceed the entry limitations, the Entrant may be disqualified in the Sponsors’ sole discretion. Entrants must provide all information requested to be eligible to win. Incomplete, unreadable, or unintelligible entries shall be disqualified. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means shall be disqualified. Each entrant must be the rightful owner or have authorized use of the e-mail address identified in the entrant's entry as of the Start Date. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner shall be deemed to be the person in whose name the e-mail account governing the e-mail address was opened.
Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the
Prize winner shall be notified by telephone, email and/or overnight mail, whichever is appropriate. Selected winner shall be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within Five (5) business days of attempted notification date. The failure to respond timely to the notification shall result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case, the Administrator shall randomly select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries. Prize winners shall be required to verify name and complete address and to execute before a notary public and return within seven (7) days an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release covering eligibility, liability, advertising, publicity and media appearance issues, unless prohibited by law. Prize shall not be awarded until all such properly executed and notarized forms are returned. The decisions of the Administrator are final and legally binding in all Sweepstakes related matters.
5. PRIZE: ONLY THE NUMBER OF PRIZES LISTED BELOW WILL BE AWARDED IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
MONTHLY GRAND PRIZE (1): $5,000
Staples Gift Card. Gift cards are redeemable at all
Staples retail stores in the
Prize winners cannot assign or transfer all or any portion of any prize to another person. Winners shall be responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local taxes resulting from acceptance of the prize. No prize will be replaced if lost or stolen once issued to the recipient. If a prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value may be awarded.
6. ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received in a Promotion Period.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/INDEMNIFICATION: By participating, entrants
agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and
the Administrator, which shall be final and legally binding in all respects.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating in
this Sweepstakes and/or by accepting any prize that they may win, entrants
agree that the Sweepstakes Entities; their parent, subsidiary and affiliated
companies, units and divisions and advertising and promotional agencies and
prize suppliers; each of their respective officers, directors, agents,
representatives and employees; and each of these companies and individuals'
respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") shall not be
liable for any and all actions, claims, including any third party claims,
injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, arising
from or relating to this Sweepstakes, including entry and participation in this
Sweepstakes and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. Each
entrant, including each prize winner, by participating in the Sweepstakes,
agrees to fully indemnify each Indemnified Party from any and all such claims
by third parties without limitation.
Entrants authorize the Indemnified Parties to use their name, voice,
likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in
programming or promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, or on a winners
list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law.
Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or
materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at
Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. The
Indemnified Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen,
misdirected, postage-due, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or
unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method
of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware,
software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections,
disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft,
destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials;
(iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or
resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation
in the Sweepstakes; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or
technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor
disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from
participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with
this Sweepstakes, and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel,
modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem,
unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor's control, corrupt the
administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may
prohibit you from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in
its sole discretion, it determines you are attempting to undermine the
legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or any
other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass
any other players or Sponsor representatives. This Sweepstakes shall be
governed by the internal laws of the
10. Prize Winner List: For the list of monthly prize winners or a copy of the Official Rules, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received no later than 10/10/09 to: “Staples Customer Satisfaction Survey” Winners List or Rules, PO Box 2312, Framingham, MA 01703-2312 (VT residents may omit return postage).