SEIKO Nurtured by Nature Sweepstakes

Official Rules 
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  1. 1. ELIGIBILITY. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM PRIZE.  Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) states of the United States, the District of Columbia,  and Puerto Rico, who are 18 years of age or older (each eligible participant referred to herein as “Entrant”).  Employees of Seiko Watch of America LLC (“Seiko” or “Sponsor”), its subsidiaries, affiliates, parent, suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies and members of the immediate families and persons living in the same household of such employees are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.  All entries must be submitted in accordance with these Official Rules, as determined by Seiko in its sole discretion, and shall be collectively referred to hereinafter as “Eligible Entries”.  Void where prohibited by law.  All federal, state & local laws and regulations apply.

 

  1. 2. AGREEMENT AS TO OFFICIAL RULES. By participating in the Seiko Nurtured by Nature Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), Entrants agree to be bound by these rules and by the decisions of Seiko, which are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. 

 

  1. 3. TIMING AND DEADLINES. The Sweepstakes promotion begins at 9:00m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2022 (the “Promotion Period”).

 

  1. 4. TO ENTER. An Entrant may enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period in one of three (3) ways: (1) visit a participating Seiko retailer, completely fill out a paper copy of the sweepstakes entry form, and place a completed sweepstakes entry form in the box located at the participating Seiko retailer’s location; (2) visit a participating Seiko retailer, scan the QR code on the counter card or sweepstakes box, fill out the information on the electronic entry form and submit an entry using your phone; or (3) mail a piece of 3" x 5" paper with an Entrant’s name, address, daytime phone number, local participating retailer name (optional), and email address to the Sponsor at the Sponsor address listed at the end of these Official Rules to the attention: Seiko Nurtured by Nature Sweepstakes. No mechanically reproduced or photocopied paper or mail in entries accepted.  Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Entries must be received on or prior to the last day of the Promotion Period.  A prize winner’s receipt of a prize is subject to satisfaction of all other terms and conditions of this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, satisfaction of the eligibility requirements.  An entry must be submitted prior to the end of the Promotion Period to be eligible for inclusion in the drawing.   Only one entry per person, regardless of the form of entry.  Persons who Seiko, in its discretion, discovers or identifies as having submitted more than one entry will be disqualified.

 

  1. 5. PRIZE DRAWINGS. A random drawing will be conducted from all Eligible Entries on February 18, 2022 (the “Prize Drawing Date”).  In that drawing, ten (10) potential winners will be selected from the entries submitted (“each a “General Prize Winner”).  Each General Prize Winner will be contacted via e-mail and/or telephone during the period from February 18-25, 2022.  In March of 2022, Seiko will host an event in Juno Beach, Florida and will select four (4) of the General Prize Winners in attendance at the Florida Event as winners, respectively, of the Grand Prize (referred to as the Grand Prize Winner), the First Prize (referred to as the First Prize Winner), the Second Prize (referred to as the Second Prize Winner), and the Third Prize (referred to as the Third Prize Winner). Prize Winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfillment of all requirements.  Decisions of Seiko as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes, the selection of Prize Winners and all other matters related to the Sweepstakes are final and binding in all respects. 

 

  1. 6. PRIZES. General Prize Winners will be provided with: (1) a round trip coach airfare for two to Florida to attend an exclusive Seiko event A Marine Life Center in Juno Beach, Florida  (USA)(the “Florida Event”); (2) a ticket for two to attend the Florida Event, which is scheduled to take place in March of 2022; (3) a two night stay at a four star hotel selected by Sponsor to attend the event; (4) prepaid meals or a meal allowance and certain travel amenities; and (5) participation in the Grand Prize drawing at the Florida Event where:

 

(a) one General Prize Winner attendee will win the Grand Prize, which is a trip for two to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in June, of 2022 to visit a turtle rehabilitation center and experience sea turtles in their natural habitat (Sponsor will provide pre-paid meals or a meal allowance along with hotel accommodations for four nights at a hotel selected by Sponsor);

 

(b) one General Prize Winner will win the First Prize, which is a Prospex Luxe Ice Diver Timepiece;

 

(c) one General Prize Winner will win the Second Prize, which is a Prospex Duffle Bag and a Prospex Turtle Series Timepiece; and

 

(d) one General Prize Winner will win the Third Prize, which is a Prospex Turtle Series Timepiece.

 

The winners of the Grand Prize, the First Prize, the Second Prize, and the Third Prize are herein referred to as “Specific Prize Winners”.  The General Prize Winners and the Specific Prize Winners are generally referred to as a “Prize Winner”.

 

General Prize Winners must attend the Florida Event in order to be eligible for participation in the drawing for the Grand Prize, First Prize, Second Prize, and Third Prize and thereby be eligible to win one of these prizes.  Odds of being selected as a General Prize Winner will be determined by the number of Eligible Entries received.  Odds of a General Prize Winner being selected as a winner of the Grand Prize, the First Prize, the Second Prize, or the Third Prize will depend upon how many General Prize Winners attend the Florida Event.  In the event one or more General Prize Winners do not claim their prize, satisfy the eligibility requirements, and/or attend the Florida Event, Sponsor reserves the right to either select replacement General Prize Winners or not award the prize.  In the event that less than four (4) General Prize Winners do not claim their prize, satisfy the eligibility requirements, or do not attend the Florida Event, one or more of the Grand Prize, First Prize, Second Prize, or Third Prize may not be awarded. 

 

  1. PRIZES: Estimated total retail value of the ten (10) general prizes described above (excluding the value of participating in the Grand Prize drawing) is $3,134. The Grand Prize has an estimated retail value of $14,990. First Prize has an estimated retail value of $1,400.  Second Prize has an estimated retail value of $1,000.  Third Prize has an estimated retail value of $750. Limit one General Prize Winner per family or household. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

 

  1. 8. CLAIMING PRIZES. The specifics of all elements of the prizes awarded under this Sweepstakes shall be solely determined by Seiko.  Some restrictions may apply.  No substitution, transfer of any prize (or any part of a prize package) or cash alternative is permitted, except by Seiko due to prize unavailability at time of the award in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.  Prizes are non-transferable.  Arrangement for the fulfillment of prizes will be made by Seiko.  The Prize Winner (and guest, where applicable) must sign:  (a) an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release form of Seiko and its respective parent and affiliated companies and subsidiaries, from any and all liability, claims, demands and causes of action for personal injury and/or damage, theft or loss suffered in connection with this promotion or the use and acceptance of a prize or any portion thereof as a condition of receiving a prize; and (b) where permitted by law, a promotional release granting the right to use his or her name and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation – entry into this Sweepstakes constitutes a Prize Winner’s agreement to sign such releases.  The Prize Winner must complete all legal documents and return them to Seiko within thirty (30) days after receipt of such documents.  Non-compliance will result in disqualification of the Prize Winner and an alternate winner may be selected from among all remaining Eligible Entries in Seiko’s sole discretion.  If one or more Prize Winners are disqualified and Seiko elects not to choose an alternative Prize Winner, some or all of the Prize Drawings may not result in a prize being awarded or distributed.  The receipt by the Prize Winner of any of the prize components of this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state and local rules and regulations.  ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY PRIZE WINNER (AT SEIKO’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH PRIZE WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS A PRIZE WINNER OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS A PRIZE WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

 

  1. 9. GENERAL.

 

  1. Taxes. All taxes relating to any prize and expenses including, without limitation, sales tax and income tax, except where prohibited by law, are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner.

 

  1. Release. By entering into this Contest, Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram, and each of their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, advertising or promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from any and all claims, demands, costs, expenses, liability, losses or damages of any kind resulting from their participation in the promotion or their acceptance, use or misuse of a prize or participation in any prize-related activity including travel to and from any prize-related activity and including liability for personal injury, death or property damage.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

  1. Return as Undeliverable. Return of any prize notification or prize as undeliverable may result in disqualification of a Prize Winner.  In the event of a disqualification, Seiko in its sole discretion may or may not select an alternative Prize Winner.

 

  1. Limit on Liability. Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram and each of their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, advertising or promotion agencies and any and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives are not responsible and shall not be liable for:  (i) failure by a participating retailer to stock sufficient entry forms; (ii) failure by a participating retailer to make the entry form box available at its location; (iii) incomplete, garbled, damaged, late, lost, or illegible entry forms; and (iv) any condition caused by events that may cause the promotion to be disrupted or corrupted.

 

      In no event will Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram and each of their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, advertising or promotion agencies and any and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes.  Without limiting the foregoing, everything is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.  Information submitted with an Entry is subject to the Seiko Website Privacy Policy stated on said website (please refer to said website for full text).  All entries become the property of the Sponsor.

 

  1. Cancellation/Suspension of Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion thereof for any reason whatsoever.  Without in any way limiting the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or amend this Sweepstakes, reschedule the Florida Event, or the date of the Grand Prize trip in the event that, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the COVID-19 pandemic or any other pandemic or other situation outside of the reasonable control of Sponsor makes doing so, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, prudent.    ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

  1. Sweepstakes No Sponsored or Affiliated with Facebook or Instagram. This Sweepstakes is not in any way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, associated with, or affiliated with Facebook or Instagram.

 

  1. 10. PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY. This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) states of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of entry.  A Prize Winner and his/her guest are subject to providing eligibility, including verification of social security number.  If Prize Winner cannot provide verifiable and valid proof of age within 48 hours after Seiko emails or calls the Prize Winner (note: if Seiko elects to call a Prize Winner and the Prize Winner does not answer, Seiko will attempt to leave a voicemail message for the Prize Winner, which will start the 48 hour time period; if Seiko is unable to leave a voicemail message for the Prize Winner after two (2) attempts, the Prize Winner will be automatically disqualified).  If a Prize Winner is disqualified or is determined by Seiko to be ineligible, Seiko may, but is not required to, select an alternate winner from among all remaining Eligible Entries received.  If winner is not of the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (a “minor”), prize will be awarded in the name of a parent or legal guardian and the affidavit and release (if applicable) must also be signed by that minor’s parent or legal guardian.  Sweepstakes not open to employees of Seiko and their immediate families and persons living in the same household of such employees and those of Seiko’s respective parent and affiliated companies and subsidiaries.  VOID WHEREVER PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.  All entries become the property of Seiko.  Additional restrictions may apply.

 

  1. 11. ARBITRATION/CHOICE OF LAW. Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that:  (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded or the determination of the winners shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective, in Bergen County, New Jersey; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages, any other damages other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of Entrant and/or Sponsor in connection with the promotion, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in Bergen County, New Jersey.

           

  1. 12. REQUEST FOR OFFICIAL RULES. To request a copy of the Official Rules by mail, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by first class prepaid mail to:  Seiko Watch of America LLC, 1111 Macarthur Boulevard, Mahwah, New Jersey  07430;  Attention:  Seiko Nurtured by Nature Sweepstakes.

 

  1. 13. WINNER LIST. For names of Prize Winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  Seiko Watch of America LLC, 1111 Macarthur Boulevard, Mahwah, New Jersey 07430;  Attention:  Seiko Nurtured by Nature Sweepstakes.

 

SPONSOR:     Seiko Watch of America LLC
                        1111 Macarthur Boulevard
                        Mahwah, New Jersey 07430