Our Monthly Contest Rules, Conditions & Terms
Every month GearGrotto.com will award a very cool product to one of our new subscribers in our Monthly Giveaway, and a second prize to subscribers who signed up prior to the current contest month (second prize is of lesser value but we assure you each one will be good). Take a look at this page to see what this months prizes are.
Each month NEW subscribers will be entered into a draw for that month’s prize. Subscribers who signed up in prior months are entered into a separate draw for what we like to call a Subscriber Appreciation Prize – so no matter when you subscribed, YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN AND KNOW WE APPRECIATE YOU JOINING OUR NEWSLETTER!
Prizes for each month are always listed here at the start of each month (maybe a few days prior).
The long and short of it, we want you to sign up for our Newsletter by providing these contests (Giveaways), You have a chance to win and as long as it remains fun to do so, we will continue to provide them (but we reserve the right to stop at anytime).
IMPORTANT: GearGrotto has no control over delivery times of prizes to your location. In some case this may just be a few days, and with some products and vendors, it could be 2 to 3 weeks, please be patient. That said, if you do not receive your prize within 2 weeks, DO DROP us an email and let us know so we can make sure there is no problem on the vendors end of things.
Product (Prize) provided by a sponsor directly to Geargrotto.com will be shipped by regular parcel post and delivery times may vary from 2 days to as long as 3 weeks subject to your location.
Just so you know, if you win a prize and we place your name on our site – it would appear in the following format; John D. – Seattle, Washington USA (no other personal information would be posted on the website or elsewhere). However, for legal purposes, we would require your full name, address and contact information on file for record keeping regulations (read rules below).
That said, to cover the legal aspects, READ the contest rules below.
Official Contest Rules:
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. Eligibility: This Contest (Herein after referred to as Campaign) is open only to those who sign up for our newsletter here (or other sign up forms found throughout our website) and who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of The United States and Canada, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Geargrotto.com, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
Unfortunately, due to state and provincial laws, as well as other considerations, entrants from Quebec, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Alaska, Florida, Hawaii and New York are not eligible to participate.
2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Geargrotto.com as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.
3. Each Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on 00:00:01 Pacific Time (“PT”) on the first day of each month and ends at 11:59:59 PT on the last day of each month (the “Contest Period”). All newsletter sign up forms, and your confirmation to approve your sign up to our newsletter (aka as opting in) must be received by 11:59:59 PT on the last day of each month for that months Campaign (contest).
4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting an entry using the online form provided here. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Geargrotto.com.
You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Geargrotto.com.
5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive the prize as shown on this prizes page for the month. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Geargrotto.com. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Geargrotto.com’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Geargrotto.com to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a random computer drawing under the supervision of Geargrotto.com and performed by third party software. Winner will be notified by email within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Geargrotto.com shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 7 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT GEARGROTTO.COM‘S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (text), You understand and agree that Geargrotto.com, anyone acting on behalf of Geargrotto.com, and Geargrotto.com’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name (first name combined with last name initial), statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. Optional verbiage for Contests: By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Geargrotto.com. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Geargrotto.com from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Geargrotto.com may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
9. Terms & Conditions: Geargrotto.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign (or all Campaigns) should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Geargrotto.com’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, Geargrotto.com may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Geargrotto.com. Geargrotto.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Geargrotto.com has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Geargrotto.com reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Geargrotto.com and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF CANADA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in [your state/province] having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Geargrotto.com Box 930 Soda Creek Rd., Williams Lake, BC, V2G 5E4 Canada.
14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is Geargrotto.com Box 930 Soda Creek Rd., Williams Lake, BC, V2G 5E4 Canada.
15. Facebook: This(These) Campaign(s) hosted by Geargrotto.com is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
16. Geargrotto.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any or all Campaign(s) as it sees fit and at anytime it chooses to do so. Any active Campaign will close and entries to that point will be used to determine Winner(s) names for that final Campaign. Subscribers to the Geargrotto.com Newsletter may continue their subscription but will no longer be entered into any future Campaigns related to their initial sign up to the Newsletter.
17. By signing up to the Geargrotto.com Newsletter Here, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.