2015 Chaco® The More The Merrier Contest – Official Rules

Description.  The 2015 Chaco® The More The Merrier Contest (the “Contest”) begins at 00:01am ET on November 16, 2015, and ends at 11:59 pm ET on December 23, 2015 (the “Contest Period”).  By participating in the Contest, participants (or, if a minor in their place of residence, the participant’s parent or legal guardian on his or her behalf) unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Chaco Footwear, a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., 9341 Courtland Drive NE, Rockford, Michigan 49351 (the “Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.  Receipt of a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Eligibility.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Must be 13 years or older at the time of entry and a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia).  Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, their respective parents, subsidiaries, and agents, as well as the immediate family (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings, and grandparents) and household members of each such employee, officer, and director are not eligible.  Void where prohibited by law.  All federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations apply.

How to Enter.  To enter, navigate to www.Chacos.com/MoreTheMerrier (“Sponsor’s Website”) during the Contest Period and complete a Contest Entry Form in its entirety, including your valid e-mail address and a written submission (the “Essay”).  LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON PER DAY.  Any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void all of an entrant’s entries and that entrant will be disqualified.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  By entering the Contest, you grant Sponsor a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, televise, digitize, and otherwise use the Essay in any manner, form, or format now or hereinafter created, including on the internet, and for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising or promotion of Sponsor and its goods or services.  You further agree that Sponsor may use your name, likeness, and written entry all without further consent from or payment to you.

Representations and Warranties.  By participating in the Contest, you warrant and represent that: (a) the Essay is your original work, and you are the sole and exclusive owner of all intellectual property rights in and to the Essay; (b) use of the Essay as described in these Official Rules will not infringe the intellectual property or other rights of any third party, or violate any federal, state, or local laws or ordinances; (c) the Essay is not obscene or libelous, and does not contain anything defamatory or derogatory; (d) the Essay does not contain any virus, spyware, malware, trap door, worm, or any other device, mechanism or code that is injurious or damaging to software or hardware used in conjunction with the Contest; and (e) you have the right to grant the license in Section 3 above.  Essays not satisfying these criteria in any respect will be disqualified and removed from the Contest.

Winner Selection.  Following the Contest Period, a panel of judges designated by Sponsor and consisting of members of Sponsor’s senior management team will select one (1) Grand Prize winner from among all qualified entries received through the Contest Period.  The Grand Prize Winner will be selected by the judges based on the following criteria with respect to the Essay submitted: (a) originality (40%); (b) creativity (40%); and (c) writing proficiency (20%).  Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.  The Grand Prize winner will be notified by e-mail, and may be required to complete and return an eligibility affidavit and liability/publicity release.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted within three (3) days after Sponsor’s first attempt, does not meet the eligibility criteria, does not fully comply with these Official Rules, or fails to sign and return the affidavit and/or release, then the potential winner forfeits the prize and an alternate winner will be selected. 

If a prize winner is considered a minor in his or her jurisdiction of residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of, or to, the winner’s parent or legal guardian, who must accept the prize, execute any required documents, and agree to all obligations and undertakings of the winner, both on behalf of himself/herself and winner, or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.  Under no circumstances will a prize be awarded as the result of an entry by an individual under 13 years of age. 

PrizesOne (1) Grand Prize: consisting of four (4) prize packs that, collectively, include the following items: (a) four (4) Eno hammocks; (b) four (4) Black Diamond Headlamps; (c) four (4) Woolrich blankets; (d) gift cards from Mountain Khaki valued at $300; (e) four (4) pair of black Revo sunglasses; (f) four (4) Osprey bags; (g) gift cards from Chaco valued at $1,600; (h) gift cards from So iLL valued at $232; (i) Stanley growler and camping cups; (j) gift cards from Icebreaker valued at $400; and (k) gift cards from OR valued at $1,200.  Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize = $6,892.  Gift cards may have additional terms and conditions, and may be subject to expiration.  Prizes are non-transferable, and may not be substituted for cash.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may substitute a prize (or prize component) of equal or greater value due to unavailability of prize (or prize component) for any reason.  Any costs or expenses incurred by winners in claiming or using their prizes not specifically described are the sole responsibility of the winner.

General Conditions.  All taxes and other expenses are the sole responsibility of the winner.  Gift certificates are valid only at Sponsor’s Website, and are subject to expiration and other terms and condition.  Sponsor is not responsible or liable for, and entrants (or, if a minor in their place of residence, the participant’s parent or legal guardian on his or her behalf) completely release and hold Sponsor harmless against:  (a) illegible, incomplete, damaged, misdirected, stolen, late, or lost entries or Essays; (b) network, internet, or computer malfunctions or damage related to or resulting from participating in the Contest; (c) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor which may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; or (d) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance or use of the prize, or from participation in the Contest.  Any entrant attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest, including but not limited to using automated processes for entry, will be ineligible.  If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, including but not limited to technical corruption or non-authorized human intervention, Sponsor in its sole discretion reserve the right to modify or cancel the Contest.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Release.  By receipt of any prize, winner (or, if a minor in his/her place of residence, the winner’s parent or legal guardian on his or her behalf) agrees that Sponsor, their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and the agents, employees, directors and officers of these companies, are not liable whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or from winner’s participation in the Contest.

Sponsor/Administrator.  The Sponsor and Administrator of this Contest is Chaco Footwear, a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc., 9341 Courtland Drive NE, Rockford, Michigan 49351 (“Sponsor”).  

Winners List.  Name of prize winner may be requested by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 31, 2016 to Sponsor to the attention of “2015 Chaco® The More The Merrier Contest.”

Privacy Policy.  By participating in this Contest, entrants (or, if a minor in their place of residence, the participant’s parent or legal guardian on his or her behalf) agree to the collection and use of their information in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, available at www.chacos.com, including receiving marketing messages as set forth in such policy.