SanDisk Holiday Stories sweeps - OFFICIAL RULES


The SanDisk Holiday Stories Sweeps (“Promotion”) is sponsored by SanDisk Corporation (“Sponsor”). Participation in the Promotion constitutes an entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements as stated in these Official Rules. The Winner is solely responsible for the payment of any federal, state, or local income taxes that may result from their acceptance and receipt of any prize. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

  1. 1.     ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are over 18 years of age or have reached the legal age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is greater. Employees of Sponsor and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, advertising and promotional agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and household members of any such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win.
  2. 2.     TIMING: The Promotion begins on December 1, 2014 at 12 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on December 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM PT (the “Promotion Period”).
  3. 3.     HOW TO ENTER: To enter, visit, and follow the instructions to complete and submit the entry form (“Entry”). You select your favorite holiday postcard and change the caption on a picture in order to enter the Promotion.

4.1.   Limit one entry per person. Multiple entries will not increase your chance of winning. Any attempted entry by means except as permitted in these Official Rules is prohibited and will void all submitted entries by that entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the entry process.

4.2.   All Entrants must provide a valid and functioning email address at the time of registration, which must remain valid and functioning for notification purposes.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a potential winner, Sponsor will deem the winning Entry to have been made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address used at the time of entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized Account Holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Internet access is required and normal internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service provider will apply.

4.3.   Any attempted participation by means except as permitted in these Official Rules is prohibited and will void the submitted Entry by that entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the entry process.

  1. 5.     WINNER SELECTION: Sponsor will randomly select 28 winners (3 grand prize winners and 25 first prize from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
  2. 6.     PRIZES & ODDS:

6.1.   Prize. Three (3) Grand Prize winners will receive two (2) Visa Gift Cards, approximate retail value (“ARV) $500.00 each. Twenty-five (25) First prize winners will receive one (1) 32GB SanDisk Connect™ Wireless Media Drive, ARV $79.00. The total ARV of all prizes is $4,999.75.

6.2.   Odds of Winning. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.

  1. 7.     PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: The Winner assumes sole responsibility for all costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not explicitly stated herein as being provided, including without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes, including income taxes (if any), fees, and surcharges on the Prize. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and prizes may not be transferred or substituted except that Sponsor may substitute a prize, or portion thereof, with a prize of comparable or greater value.  Any portion of any prize not used by any winner is forfeit, and no cash substitute will be offered or permitted.  Merchandise prizes carry no warranty other than that offered by the manufacturer. All prizes are provided “as is” with no warranty or guarantee either express or implied by Sponsor. Sponsor has neither made nor is responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for particular purpose. Depictions of prizes in Promotion-related materials are for illustrative purposes only and may not accurately reflect actual Prize provided. The Prize Winner is solely responsible for any costs or expenses associated with acceptance of the Prize and use not specified above as part of Prize description. Visa Gift Cards will not be replaced or replenished by Sponsor if lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or used without winner’s permission, and are void if altered or defaced. Visa Gift Cards are subject to any terms and conditions set forth on the respective card as well as any additional restrictions and limitations imposed by issuer.  For terms and conditions governing Visa Gift Cards on The Prize winner must accept prize as described in these Official Rules. If the Prize winner is not willing or able to accept prize as described, the Sponsor may, in its discretion, disqualify that winner and award the prize to an alternate winner in accordance with the disqualification provisions below.
  2. 8.     PRIZE DELIVERY: Each prize will be mailed or shipped to the winner in accordance with the information supplied to the Sponsor by the winner. Prizes will not be shipped or delivered to P.O. boxes or addresses outside of the United States. Allow up to 4 to 6 weeks after verification of eligibility for prize delivery.

9.1.   Notification of Potential Winner. The Prize winner will be notified via email in accordance with the information provided on their Entry on or about January 10, 2015 and must reply to Sponsor within the time period designated by Sponsor.

9.2.   Verification.  Potential prize winner may be required to provide Sponsor with any or all of the following verification documents within 72 hours of notification of such requirements: Notarized Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability Release, a Publicity Release (where legal), completed tax acknowledgment or taxpayer information forms, acceptable identification (valid government issued-photo ID), other proof of eligibility and other legal documents.

9.3.   Disqualification. In the event that (a) any attempted notification or prize delivery to a potential winner is returned as undeliverable, (b) any prize is unclaimed within the required time period, or (c) any potential winner (i) does not reply to the initial notification within the time required, if a reply is required, (ii) fails to satisfy any eligibility or verification requirement herein, (iii) declines to accept the prize or to accept the prize as described herein, (iv) or is otherwise determined to be ineligible or not incompliance with these Official Rules for any other reason, Sponsor in its discretion may disqualify that winner, in which event, Sponsor in its discretion may disqualify that individual and randomly select an alternate winner from the remaining eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. An alternate winner is subject to all eligibility requirements and restrictions of these Official Rules.


10.1.Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled Entries or posts or emails; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the prizes, the incorrect uploading of an Entry or any Promotion-related materials.  Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website.  All Entries become the property of Sponsor upon receipt and will not be acknowledged or returned.

10.2.Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or suspend this Promotion or any part of this Promotion should any non-authorized intervention or other cause corrupts or impairs the security, administration, fairness or operation of this Promotion as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner(s) from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to action taken using the winner selection above or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.

10.3.Sponsor reserves the right to correct typographical or clerical errors in any Promotion related materials. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes.

10.4.Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit you and any other entrant from participating in the Promotion (and void all associated Entries) if, at its sole discretion, Sponsor finds such entrant to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion, of if the entrant has repeatedly shown a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner Sponsor determines to be not fair or equitable; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. Any person attempting to defraud or tamper with this Promotion in any way will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Any failure by Sponsor to enforce any of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of these Official Rules.


11.  LIMITATION OF LIABILITY & RELEASE: By participating in the Promotion, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of your participation in the Promotion, use or misuse by any of the Released Parties of an Entry-related materials or acceptance and use or misuse of any prize.


12.  PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited by law, a winner's acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use that winner's name, photograph (including, without limitation, profile photo), likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, address (city and state), Entry and details of winning for advertising, promotion and other purposes, worldwide and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, in any manner, together with other materials, without further compensation or notification to, or permission from, the winner.

13.  COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: You agree that any personal information provided to Sponsor or its authorized third parties may be used by Sponsor and its authorized third parties as permitted by Sponsor’s Privacy Statement available here:

14.  GOVERNING LAW: This Promotion is governed by United States law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with this 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 (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

15.  DISPUTES: By entering the Promotion, you agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Promotion, and in no event will you be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (c) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain any award for and you hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

16.  SEVERABILITY: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

17.  WINNERS LIST: For a copy of the winners list, please mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: SanDisk Holiday Stories Sweeps, Attn: Corporate Marketing, 951 SanDisk Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035. Requests for a copy of the winners list must be received by March 1, 2015.

18.  SPONSOR: SanDisk Corporation, 951 SanDisk Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035.

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