DOG DAYS OF SUMMER SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

1.   No Purchase Necessary To Enter Or Win.

The Stout Stuff Dog Days of Summer Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Central Time on August 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Central Time on August 30, 2013.

2.   Eligibility

The Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents living in the United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry and, if entering online, logging onto the Internet from the United States.  Employees, officers and directors of Stout Stuff, LLC (“Stout Stuff”), Amos Digital Media Services and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, dealers, advertising and promotional agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their same household are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  Purchase of any product oR service offered by STOUT STUFF, LLC will not improve your chances of winning.

By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Stout Stuff and Facebook and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, dealers, advertising and promotional agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from any damages of any form that you might incur as a result of participation in the Sweepstakes or from acceptance, receipt, use, misuse or possession of the prize.  The prize is awarded on the condition that Stout Stuff and its affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries losses or damages of any kind resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or from acceptance or possession of the prize.  By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the judges (all of whom will be appointed by Stout Stuff in its sole discretion) which will be final and binding in all respects.  Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

3.   How To Enter

Via Facebook.  During the Sweepstakes entry period, Facebook members may enter the Sweepstakes through the Pet Champion page on Facebook. To enter the Sweepstakes on Facebook: 1) visit www.facebook.com and log into your Facebook account; 2) visit the Pet Champion Facebook page at www.facebook.com/petchampion, and if you do not already “Like” Pet Champion, click the “Like” button; and  3) click on the Sweepstakes tab.  You can then enter the Sweepstakes through the application located in the Sweepstakes tab.

As a part of your entry, you must complete the entry form with all required information which will include your full name, city, state, zip code, valid e-mail address, age, and agreement to the Official Rules.  All required fields on the Sweepstakes entry form must be completed in order for your entry to be eligible for the Sweepstakes.  After successful completion, you will automatically be entered in a random drawing to win the prize offered in the Sweepstakes.

All entries become the exclusive property of Stout Stuff and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules, or that otherwise contain prohibited, inappropriate, offensive, infringing or otherwise unacceptable content as determined by Stout Stuff, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified, and will not receive an entry into the Sweepstakes (without notice to you).

Only one entry per person or household sharing the same e-mail or street address will be processed.  Online entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry.  The authorized e-mail account holder is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

By Mail.  You may also enter the Sweepstakes by mail.  To do so, LEGIBLY print your first and last name, complete address, city, state and ZIP code, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) on a 3” x 5” index card or piece of paper, place the card or paper in an envelope, and mail it postage paid to:  Dog Days of Summer c/o Stout Stuff, LLC, 918 West Central St, Suite 10, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712.  If you do not submit an online entry, you may submit one mailed entry per person or household sharing the same street address.  Only one entry per envelope is eligible.  All entries become the property of Stout Stuff and will not be returned.  No photocopies, reproductions or facsimiles allowed.  Illegible or incomplete entries are void.

Regardless of whether you participate through an online entry or by mail, you may only enter the Sweepstakes once, and any subsequent or duplicate entries shall automatically be disqualified.  You are prohibited from assisting or encouraging anyone to make more than one entry.  Entries eligible for the drawing must be received between 12:00:01 AM Central Time on August 1,2013 and by 11:59:59 PM Central Time on August 30, 2013.

If you enter the Sweepstakes and are discovered to be under the age of 18 or not a resident of the United States, you will be disqualified.  If you enter online, you must provide a valid e-mail address.  It is your sole responsibility to notify Stout Stuff in writing by postal mail to the address listed above if you change your e-mail address or physical address after having already entered the Sweepstakes.  Stout Stuff reserves the right to use information provided in your entry to contact you about Stout Stuff’s products and services, and you expressly consent to such use.

4.   Sweepstakes Prize Drawing and Odds

There will be one (1) winner, selected at random, receiving the following Pet Champion™ products: 1 pet carrier, 1 reflective collar, 1 harness, 2 dog bowls, 1 training leash, 3 toys, 1 pin grooming brush, and 1 slicker grooming brush Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $57.67 to 146.37. (Size of some products will be determined by the size of the winner’s pet).  On or about September 2, 2013 the winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes entry period.  In addition, Stout Stuff will pay up to $75.00 for delivery within the United States (ARV: $75.00).  Additional restrictions, limitations, and exclusions may apply.  The prize must be claimed by December 31, 2013.

Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received at the time of the drawing.  No cash redemption, transfer or prize substitution will be allowed, except by Stout Stuff which reserves the right to change or replace the prize with a prize of comparable or greater value at any time.

5.   Notification of Winner

The potential winner will be sent his/her prize-winning notification via e‑mail or by postal mail if a mail-in entry with no e-mail address. The potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility Release, Liability Release and Publicity Release (except where prohibited), to be returned within fourteen (14) days of the date on the winner notification e‑mail or letter, or the prize will be forfeited and, at Stout Stuff’s discretion, an alternate winner will be selected from all remaining eligible entries received.  If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, fails to return the completed and executed Affidavits and Releases within the specified timeframe as required, or if the prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected at random.  By accepting or using a prize, the winner agrees that Stout Stuff can use the winner’s name, voice, image and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without further compensation, unless otherwise prohibited by law.  Should there be a dispute regarding who may have submitted an online entry, that entry will be deemed to have been made by the authorized holder of the e-mail account at the time the entry was made.  All decisions of the judges shall be binding and final.  Stout Stuff is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winner.

6.   Internet / General Provisions

Stout Stuff is not responsible for entries (including without limitation data transmissions) that are late, lost, tampered with, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled, delayed, mutilated, forged, destroyed, stolen, misdirected, undeliverable, or mailed postage due or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, and such entries will be disqualified.  The prizes are not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash.  Stout Stuff is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, data input errors, typographical errors on its website or in these Official Rules, or any other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic, including without limitation, the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information regardless of the cause.  Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, as solely determined by the judges, will be disqualified and entry material/data that has been tampered with or altered is void.  Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all entries affected by such methods and be deemed tampering.  If disqualified for any of the above abuses, Stout Stuff reserves the right to terminate such person’s eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes.  Stout Stuff may modify, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes at any time, and for any reason that it may determine in its sole discretion. Stout Stuff reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel the Sweepstakes and select the winner for the prizes from all eligible entries received prior to the cancellation.  Stout Stuff is not responsible for any problem with a Sweepstakes entry generated by computer hardware or software malfunction, error or failure.  Stout Stuff reserves the right to amend these Official Rules at any time during the Sweepstakes.  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, Stout Stuff RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  If a potential winning entry is made online, that potential winner may be required to provide Stout Stuff with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the potential winning entry.  The winner is solely responsible for purchasing any other products or services which may be required or necessary to utilize any awarded prizes.

7.   Disputes / Choice of Law

The laws of the State of Arkansas shall govern the Sweepstakes.   Except where prohibited, you agree that this Sweepstakes shall be governed by the laws of the State of Arkansas and: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in Benton County, Arkansas; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages“); and (4) you hereby waive all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased.  Under no circumstances shall Stout Stuff’s aggregate liability to you or any entrant of the Sweepstakes exceed One Dollar ($1.00).

8.   Privacy

Information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and Stout Stuff’s Privacy Policy, located at www.stoutstuff.com/privacy_policy.  By entering this Sweepstakes, you are providing information to Stout Stuff and Amos Digital Media Services, but not to Facebook.  Stout Stuff is not responsible for Amos Digital’s use of information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes.

9.   Taxes

All federal, state, local or other applicable taxes in connection with the receipt of the prizes won are the sole responsibility of the winner.

10.   Winner List / Copy of Official Rules

To receive the names of the prize winner or a duplicate copy of these Official Rules, send the request and a separate, self-addressed, stamped (#10) envelope by August 30, 2013 to: Dog Days of Summer c/o Stout Stuff, LLC, 918 West Central Street, Suite 10, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712.

11.   Acknowledgment

By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and the terms set forth within these Official Rules.

12.   Sponsor

This Sweepstakes is solely sponsored by Stout Stuff, LLC, 918 West Central Street, Suite 10, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712.  For further information please e-mail web@stoutstuff.us.  This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with Facebook.