How Do You Like Them Apples® Cider Sweepstakes
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“How Do You Like Them Apples® Cider Sweepstakes”
OFFICIAL RULES – NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

Eligibility: The “How Do You Like Them Apples® Cider” (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of New York Apple Growers Association (“Sponsor”), its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, electronic media firm, Mason Selkowitz Marketing. (“MSM” or “Administrator”), Sweepstakes Consulting, LLC, and anyone involved in the production, development or handling of this Sweepstakes are not eligible.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Timing: Sweepstakes begins at 9:01 a.m. on September 12, 2013, and ends at 6:00 p.m. on June 30, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). All times are Eastern Time or “ET.” Limit of one (1) entry per person or email address per day. Each day begins at 9:01 am and ends at 9:00 am. Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for Sweepstakes. Monthly drawings will be conducted from entries received by the last day of each month during the Sweepstakes Period.

Two (2) Ways to Enter:

1.) You can enter by completing and mailing an official entry form found in participating stores, or on a 3”x5” paper mail your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail (optional) to: NYS Cider Sweepstakes, 400 Whitney Rd, Penfield, NY 14526 to be postmarked by June 30, 2014 and received by July 5, 2014. Limit of one (1) entry per envelope.

2.) You can enter the Sweepstakes through the www.facebook.com/nyapples (“Sweepstakes Website”) application on the Facebook Platform. Complete and submit the required information as instructed. You must be a member of Facebook in order to participate. There is no fee to become a member of Facebook. You are providing your entry information to Sponsor and not to Facebook.

QR CODE ACCESS: If you choose to access the Sweepstakes Website by scanning a QR code found on Sweepstakes advertising materials, you may be charged according to your carrier’s standard data rates and entrants should contact their carriers for pricing details. Each message sent or received may incur a charge as provided in your rate plan. If you access the Sweepstakes Website via phone, you will receive one message in response with a link to the Sweepstakes Website. Check your owner’s manual for specific instructions. Phone access may not be available through all wireless carriers.

Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means will be void. Any attempt by any participant to submit more than the stated number of entries by using multiple or different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant's entries and that participant may be disqualified.  The collection of entry registration information by Sponsor is subject to its privacy policy found at www.nycider.com. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that Sponsor shall have the right to use all personal information provided to Sponsor in accordance with the Privacy Policy posted on the Sweepstakes Website.

Fifty (50) Prizes and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): each month five (5) $100.00 Visa® gift card prizes will be awarded. Terms and conditions on gift card apply.  Total ARV of all prizes: $5,000.00. Any expenses not mentioned above are the winner’s responsibility. Taxes are the winner’s responsibility.  Prizes are not transferable. No substitution for prize. Odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received.

Drawing and Winner Validation: Winners will be selected on or about the fifth work day following the end of each month in a random drawing conducted by Sweepstakes Consulting, LLC, an independent agency whose decisions regarding the Sweepstakes are final. As an example, the first months’ five (5) winners will be selected on or about October 7, 2013. All winners will be drawn by July 7, 2014. Limit of one (1) prize per household. Potential winners will be notified by e-mail and required to complete a Prize Acceptance/Address Verification Form that must be returned within fourteen (14) days of the date on the notification or an alternate winner will be selected. Prize acceptance constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name and likeness for publicity purposes without additional compensation. 

General Terms:  Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Participants, by participating in this Sweepstakes, hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, Mason Selkowitz Marketing, Facebook, Sweepstakes Consulting, LLC, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause of thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of or inability to use a prize in the Sweepstakes, or their participation in the Sweepstakes, or their participation in any Sweepstakes or prize related activity.  Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible or postage-due entries or Internet technical, hardware, software, telephone, or transmission failures of any kind, which may limit a person’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from entering or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend advertising the Sweepstakes on the Internet should a computer virus, unauthorized intervention or other cause corrupt the integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or modify the Sweepstakes or online portion thereof, if, at any time, Sponsor’s online service is no longer available or compromised by any virus, bug, or other intervention beyond Sponsor’s control.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant found to be disrupting the operation of the Sweepstakes or its web site. If the integrity of the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes is compromised in any manner, Sponsor reserves the right to modify Sweepstakes and randomly select a winner from valid entries received that are unaffected by the problem. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any online entrant, entrant will be deemed the individual identified on the entry form. No transfer or assignment of entries is permitted.  Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor. All issues and questions concerning these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New York State, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of New York State or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York State.

Winners List: For a list of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: NY CiderWinners List, PO Box 25309, Rochester, NY 14625-0309.

Sponsor:New York Apple Association, Fishers, NY 14453.

Administrator:MSM, 400 Whitney Rd, Penfield, NY 14526.