Official Giveaway Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN GIVEAWAYS.

1. Eligibility. Giveaways are open to readers with US shipping addresses only, unless otherwise stated. All entrants must be 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise noted. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

2. How to Enter. Entry is typically made by leaving a comment on the giveaway post. A limit of one entry is allowed per e-mail address. You may not enter more than once, whether or not you use a different e-mail address. Subsequent entries determined to be submitted with the same email address or from the same individual using multiple email addresses may be declared ineligible. You may, however, obtain additional entries on a particular giveaway through other channels when applicable and prompted (i.e., by performing an action such as posting to Facebook, mentioning on Twitter, or blogging about the giveaway).

3. Disclaimer. By entering and/or accepting a prize, all winners agree that SoCalMomma Blog will not be responsible for: (a) any late or lost entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications-related malfunctions or failures; any giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of SoCalMomma.com or by unauthorized human intervention; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the giveaway; or (d) from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in this promotion.

4. Entry Deadline Date. All entries for giveaways through this site must be received on or before the given “Entry Deadline Date”  to be eligible to win a prize.

6. Winner Selection. Prize winner(s) are chosen at random using Rafflecopter, notified by their registered e-mail, and announced on the Rafflecopter form and Winners page. All entries are moderated prior to drawings. Disqualified and duplicate entries are removed.  Odds of winning depend on the eligible number of entries received.

7. Winner Notification. You will be notified within three (3) days after the Entry Deadline Date if you win the prize.

8. Claiming Your Prize. Winner(s) must respond within  three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected.

9. Taxes. ANY APPLICABLE TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

10. Prize Substitution. Winner may not substitute the prize for any other prize or for cash, however, SoCalMomma Blog or the sponsoring company may substitute the prize for any other prize of equal or greater value, in its reasonable discretion, in the event the prize is not available for any reason outside of sponsor’s reasonable control.

11. Publicity. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name and prize information for promotional purposes in any medium, except where prohibited by law, without further payment or other consideration.  SoCalMomma Blog will never share your email address or other personal information with anyone unrelated to the administration of giveaways.

12. Errors and Disputes. In the event of a dispute as to the ownership of any entry, the person whose name appears on the entry form associated with the prize number for the winning entry will be deemed to be the winner. It is your responsibility to control access to your email account. In the unlikely event that the winning prize number is duplicated, or a similar error occurs, SoCalMomma Blog may conduct a random drawing among such inadvertently duplicated numbers or apply another equitable remedy in its discretion to determine the winner. Decisions made by SoCalMomma Blog are final. By entering the giveaway, you agree to be bound by the decisions of SoCalMomma Blog and these official rules. You and your entries may be disqualified if you attempt to circumvent these official rules.

13. Technical Problems. The giveaway may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in the opinion of SoCalMomma Blog any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond its control impairs the integrity of the giveaway.

14. General Release. By entering the giveaway through this website, you release SoCalMomma Blog from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, misdelivery or acceptance of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

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