Ultimate Birthday Party Giveaway

    Ultimate Birthday Party Sweepstakes (the "Promotion") OFFICIAL RULES

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

    ELIGIBILITY. Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are of legal age of majority in their state of residence (21 in Mississippi; 19 in Alabama and Nebraska; 18 in all other states). Employees (and their immediate families, parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside, and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of Melissa & Doug LLC., P.O. Box 590, Westport, CT 06881, or Party City Corporation, Suite 1, 25 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866, ("Sponsors") and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees, and participating advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsors which are binding and final on matters relating to this Promotion. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. If entrant is not of legal age of majority as defined above, entrant shall have obtained his/her parent or legal guardian's ("Parent") permission prior to entering and all references to entrant shall be in the name of his/her Parent. If such entrant is chosen as a winner, the prize will be awarded in the Parent's name.

    PROMOTION PERIOD. The Promotion begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Standard Time ("ET") on April 15, 2012 and ends 11:59:59 PM EST May 15, 2012 ("Promotion Period") and consists of three (3) drawings as indicated below.


    METHOD #1 During the Promotion Period, enter the Promotion by visiting http://bit.ly/ultimate-birthday-party ("Web Site"). When entering via Facebook, entrant must click the "Like" button (if you are not already a fan of the Web Site). Then, click on the Melissa & Doug Giveaway tab to access the Promotion application and follow the online instructions to submit an entry. If you are already a fan just click on the Melissa & Doug Giveaway tab to access the Promotion application and follow the instructions to submit an entry. Limit one (1) entry per person via the Web Site. All entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM EST on the end date indicated below to be eligible. Administrator's computer is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.

    METHOD #2 Simply send a postcard with your name, complete address, email address, daytime and nighttime telephone numbers and date of birth to Ultimate Birthday Party Sweepstakes/Melissa & Doug, P.O. Box 590, Westport, CT 06881. All postcard entries must be postmarked by April 12, 2012 and received by May 15, 2012. Each postcard must be mailed separately. You may enter as many times as you wish by mail.

    All entries regardless of the method of entry become the property of the Sponsors and will not be returned or acknowledged.

    DRAWING/NOTIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS. Winners will be selected in a random drawing held on or about the date indicated below from all eligible entries received by the End Date indicated below. Odds of winning are approximately 1:800,000. Potential winners will be notified by e-mail within forty-eight (48) hours of the Drawing Date. If a potential winner fails to respond to such notification within twenty-four (24) hours, such potential winner will be disqualified. Potential winners who respond to notification may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within five (5) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable or potential winner is not in compliance with these rules, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

    Start Date End Date Drawing Date
    04/15/2012 05/15/2012 05/22/2012

    PRIZES. Three (3) Winners will receive a $250 Shoping Spree from both Melissa & Doug and Party City. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") is $500.00. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by the Sponsors. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer a prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsors' sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per household. Total ARV of all prizes: $1500.00. Prize must be redeemed with 90 days from being contacted as the winner.

    GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, or delayed or garbled data, mail, emails, online entries; 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 relating to or in connection with the Promotion including but not limited to typos in the entry forms or rules. Released Parties are also not responsible for (i) 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; and/or (ii) injury or damage to Entrant's or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the Website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsors, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Sponsors reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsors' sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsors, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries. If terminated, Sponsors will select the potential winner via a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an email or online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address or online account and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The "authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entries received from any person in excess of the stated limitation will be void. Entries generated by script, macro, or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void.

    LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Neither the Sponsors, Facebook nor any of its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees, or advertising and promotion agencies or prize suppliers or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, "Released Parties") will have any liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Promotion.

    GRANT OF PUBLICITY: Winners, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsors and their designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, Facebook profile image voice and/or other likeness and prize information in any manner without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.

    GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of Entrants or Sponsors in connection with the Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the state of Connecticut, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state laws. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action. Venue for all suits will be in the state of Connecticut.

    SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

    WINNERS LIST: Winners List requests will only be accepted after June 1, 2012 and no later than July 1, 2012. For the Winner List, send an email with subject lines: "Ultimate Birthday Party Sweepstakes/Melissa & Doug, Winner List Request" to PR@MelissaAndDoug.com.

    ENTRANT INFORMATION: Entrants understand that they are providing their information to Sponsors and not to Facebook. The information Entrants provide will only be collected in accordance with Sponsors' privacy policies available at http://www.melissaanddoug.com/privacy and http://www.partycity.com/category/customer+service/privacy+%26+security.do

    SPONSORS: Melissa & Doug LLC., P.O. Box 590, Westport, CT 06881, or Party City Corporation, Suite 1, 25 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866, or Party City Corporation, Suite 1, 25 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866.

    This Promotion is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, nor is Facebook associated with the Promotion in any way. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion must be directed to the Sponsors, and not to Facebook.

    Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited.


    $250 Melissa & Doug Shopping Spree and $250 Party City Shopping Spree $500.00 3 1 in 800,000

    You Have Not Yet Won. All entries have the same chance of winning. No one will know who the winner is until after the Sweepstakes ends.

    Entry is Free. You don't have to buy anything to enter. Just fill out the fields in the online entry form and submit.

    Enter as Often as You Like by Mail. Simply send a postcard with your name, email address, complete address, daytime and nighttime telephone numbers and date of birth to Ultimate Birthday Party Sweepstakes/Melissa & Doug P.O. Box 590, Westport, CT 06881, or Party City Corporation, Suite 1, 25 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866. All postcard entries must be postmarked by April 12, 2012, and received by May 15, 2012. Each postcard must be mailed separately.

    Buying Won't Help You Win. Your chances of winning without making a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something.

    Entry Deadline/Sweepstakes Closing Date. To be eligible to win a prize offered in this Sweepstakes, your entry must be received by the Final Sweepstakes Closing Date of 05/15/2012.


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