ONE WINNER IN EACH OF THE CATEGORIES BELOW WILL BE AWARDED A THREE-DAY, TWO-NIGHT TRIP FOR TWO TO THE GAYLORD OPRYLAND® RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER:
2019 Oldest Grasshopper Mower Photo Contest Official Rules
Contest Dates: July 2, 2018 – September 30, 2018
Sponsored by Moridge Mfg, Inc. d/b/a The Grasshopper Company. ("Sponsor.")
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: Promotion starts July 2, 2018, at 12:00:01 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) and ends September 30, 2018, at 11:59:59 pm (CST) ("Promotional Period"). No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
HOW TO ENTER: A person enters ("Entrant") the Grasshopper® Mower "Oldest Grasshopper Mower" 2019 Photo Contest (the "Contest") by submitting a photograph of their vintage Grasshopper mower. Entries can be submitted by (1) mailing photographs to "2019 Oldest Grasshopper Mower Search Entries, P.O. Box 637, Moundridge, KS 67107-0637, or (2) submit form and attach photos in high resolution format at www.grasshoppercalendarcontest.com. Printed photos must be professionally printed (no-ink jet computer print-outs). Standard snapshot sizes are OK, but larger sizes are preferred. Digital photo files must be higher-resolution JPG files. ALL ENTRIES MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, AGE, ADDRESS, DAYTIME AND EVENING PHONE NUMBERS, SERIAL NUMBER AND MODEL OF MOWER, ESTIMATED NUMBER OF HOURS AND A BRIEF DESCRIPTION (150 words or less) OF WHEN THE GRASSHOPPER EQUIPMENT WAS ACQUIRED, AND WHAT THE GRASSHOPPER EQUIPMENT WAS USED FOR IN THE PHOTOGRAPH (i.e., mowing, trimming, striping, collecting leaves, backfilling dirt, removing snow, etc.). Photo entries with children or pets on or around your Grasshopper mower, or mowers missing manufacturer's safety equipment such as Roll Over Protective Structure (ROPS), side discharge chute (if using side discharge), or in mulching configuration with side discharge restriction plate not installed will be rejected. Limit one (1) entry per household. Sponsor is not responsible for entries which are lost, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, incorrect or postage due, or for any printing error in these Official Rules or any other sweepstakes materials. All entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned. All mailed entries must be postmarked no later than September 20, 2018 and received no later than September 30, 2018. Online entries must be submitted between July 2 and September 30. Entries outside those dates will not be accepted.
JUDGING: A panel of judges will select Entrants in the following categories: oldest operating FrontMount™, oldest operating MidMount™, oldest restored unit. Display or dress in your vintage Grasshopper Gear for extra points. Some qualifying entries may be featured on the 2019 50th Anniversary Grasshopper Calendar. Sponsor may use the submitted photographs as-is, modify the photographs, or choose to send out a professional photographer to re-photograph the subject matter featured in the submitted photo. The judges' decision will be final.
PRIZE: One winner in each category will receive the G-Mow Grand Prize (Grand Prize): A trip for two (2) to the Gaylord Opryland® Resort & Convention Center ("Opryland") at 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, Tenn. 37214, for 3 days/2 nights standard accommodations (1 room, double occupancy), including seasonal entertainment package tickets for 2. If Winner lives more than 500 radius miles from Nashville, Tenn, Grand Prize includes roundtrip coach airfare for two (2), not to exceed $500 per person, to Nashville from the gateway airport nearest the winner's U.S. residence; ground transfers between destination airport and hotel. Travel arrangements for Winner will be handled by The Grasshopper Company. If Winner resides less than 500 radius miles from Opryland, Winner will be provided with a gift card up to $200 for fuel to be used for transportation to/from Nashville, Tenn., and is responsible for providing vehicle transportation to/from Nashville, Tenn. Additional equipment and insurance costs and/or obligations, and all other expenses, associated with the accommodations and travel are the responsibility of the Winner. Any room upgrade not included in the package chosen by Sponsor will be the Winner's responsibility. Approx. Retail Value (ARV) $2,000. Total ARV: $2,000. Actual value of the trip may vary based on location and timing of departure. The actual retail value of the Grand Prize may not exceed $2,000, and any difference between approximate retail value and actual retail value will not be awarded. Nonscheduled meals, drinks, gratuities, incidentals and any other expenses not mentioned, including travel surcharges and phone calls, are the responsibility of Winner and Winner's guest. Some blackout dates, travel/accommodation and other restrictions may apply, and may be subject to change. Air transportation and hotel accommodations are subject to availability. Trip must be booked at least 21 days prior to departure and completed by June 30, 2019, or prize will be forfeited. The Winner may not substitute, transfer or redeem the prize for cash. Winner agrees to accept the prize "as is" and hereby acknowledges that Sponsor has neither made, nor is in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including express warranties (if any) provided exclusively by a prize supplier that may be sent along with the prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal value for advertised prize due to unavailability of advertised prize for any reason.
ALTERNATE PRIZE: Instead of the Opryland prize package outlined above, Grand Prize Winner may choose to select an alternate prize of a $2,000 G-Mow credit from The Grasshopper Company to be applied toward the purchase of any new Grasshopper mower or implement. All taxes and any other expenses incurred in connection with claim and use of prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Grand Prize Winner will be issued a form 1099 for income verification and tax purposes for the retail value of the prize. Winner is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of their prize winning. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received and the number of entries selected.
ELIGIBILITY: Contest is only open to all legal residents (including Grasshopper dealers and distributors) of the United States and District of Columbia 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of Moridge Mfg Inc d/b/a The Grasshopper Company, Gaylord Entertainment Company, competitive manufacturers, and the respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies of each and their immediate family members (parents, siblings, children) and those living in the same household of each are not eligible to win, but may submit photos for inclusion. Sponsor reserves the right to verify to its satisfaction the eligibility of any Entrant. All federal, state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited.
WINNER NOTIFICATION/RELEASES: Winner must accept delivery within two weeks of when accommodations are made available. Winner will be notified by phone or mail before November 10, 2018, once photos have been selected and final calendar layout has been approved for printing by Grasshopper. Accommodations certificate will be delivered to Winner via courier to Winner's residence as designated by Sponsor. If Grand Prize sent to Winner is returned as non-deliverable, or if Winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, then prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Winner. By acceptance of the prize, Winner releases and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Moridge Mfg, Inc, Gaylord Entertainment Company, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, the judging organization, and all of the respective directors, officers, representatives, employees and agents of each, from any and all liability, damages, claims or causes of action of any kind whatsoever (however named or described) for injuries, loss or damage to person(s), including death, and property, or rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light which may arise with respect to participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance, possession, use/misuse of any prize(s), and/or participation in any Contest related activity. By participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to be bound by these rules and to the decision of the Sponsor and its agents, whose decisions regarding all aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding. By participating in the Contest, Entrant grants permission for Sponsor and those acting under Sponsor's authority, to use his/her name and likeness for advertising, trade and publicity purposes, worldwide, including on the Internet, at any time or times without prior notification, review, or approval or further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for lost, late, misdirected, unintelligible, illegible, postage due or undelivered entries; or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture any such information. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest.
PRIVACY: Information Entrants provide to Sponsor will be used to communicate with Entrants in relation to this Contest, as well as to inform participants of other offers which Sponsor believes may be of interest. Each Entrant's likeness, name, age, city and state of residence may be posted on one or more of Sponsor's websites, in Sponsor's Grasshopper advertising and on the printed Grasshopper calendar.
WINNER LIST: The names of the Winners can be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope by November 30, 2018 to: Grasshopper® Mower "50th Anniversary Oldest Grasshopper Mower Contest Winner," P.O. Box 637, Moundridge, KS 67107-0637.
DISPUTES: Each Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, or any prize 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 Kansas; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will an Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, any other damages other than 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 Entrants and the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Kansas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Kansas or any other jurisdiction) that could cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Kansas.
SPONSOR: Moridge Mfg Inc d/b/a The Grasshopper Company, P.O. Box 810, Moundridge, KS 67107-0810. All rights reserved. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest at any time and substitute another promotion in its place.
COPYRIGHT: ©2018 Moridge Mfg Inc d/b/a The Grasshopper Company. All rights reserved. Contest Entrants are hereby authorized to copy these Official Rules on the condition that it will be for the Entrant's personal use and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever.
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