THERE IS NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. ENTRY INTO THE CONTEST IS FREE. PROMOTION OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE AT TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
HOW TO ENTER: The Yellowbook.com "Imagine What You Can Do Review & Win" Contest (the "Promotion") sponsored by Yellow Book Sales and Distribution Company, Inc. (the "Sponsor") starts at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on 1/18/10 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 3/31/10 (the "Promotion Period"). Each individual ("Entrant") who submits a rating and review will earn an entry point into the Contest. Each review must be a minimum of 30 characters, must state what you like or dislike about the establishment or service provider and follow all Yellowbook.com guidelines and policies, including the Ratings and Reviews and other user provided Content policy http://www.yellowbook.com/conditionsofuse/#five. Two entrants will be selected as the grand prize winners. The individual who receives the most points based upon the number of ratings and reviews will receive one of the grand prize packages valued at $10,000 and the individual whose entry is judged to be the best review will win the second grand prize package valued at $10,000. In the case of a tie, the winner will be selected in a random drawing from tying Entrants. With each rating & review submitted, an Entrant will also earn an entry into a weekly sweepstakes for chance to win a $500 American Express Gift Card. A $500 weekly sweepstakes award (as per the schedule below) will be awarded in random drawings from all timely entries received during each promotional week by Marden-Kane, an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final and binding. All reviews submitted within the Promotion Period will be eligible for each weekly sweepstakes drawings based on the "Sweepstakes Entry Submission Periods" table below. Entrants will be able to keep track of the number of Sweepstakes entries received on myYellowbook. All entries must be received before 11:59:59 PM ET on 3/31/10 in order to be entered into the Promotion.
To enter, Sign In or Sign Up for an account and follow the on-screen instructions:  Create an account as instructed or log in with your Facebook account information. You do not need to be a member of Facebook to participate. If you are not a registered Facebook member you may become one at www.facebook.com by completing and submitting the registration form. There is no fee or charge to become a registered Facebook member.  A verification email will be sent to the registered email address, you will need to click on the link in the email to confirm your email address.  Once verified, an based on your experience, locate the business or service listing you want to review, click the "Write a Review" link and start creating your review and rating of the business. All reviews must be written on Yellowbook.com and/or Native Android Application and/or the iPhone once the application is approved by Apple, Inc. All reviews must be in English. Entrants will need to create at least 1 rating & review in order to be entered. Entrants must submit all reviews from the same email address. Ratings & reviews created from any other account/email address will not be combined to count towards the entry total. All ratings & reviews must meet Yellowbook quality and corporate standards found at http://www.yellowbook.com/conditionsofuse/.
There are several ways Entrants may receive contest points.  Write a review and rate a business (1 point for each review).  Post reviews on your Facebook wall (1 bonus point awarded for each post).  Share your reviews with a friend via email (1 bonus point per valid email address, with up to 10 bonus points awarded per review).  Tell-A-Friend about the Promotion (1 point per valid email address, with up to 10 bonus points awarded).
|Sweepstakes Entry Submission Period
Start/End Dates (Starts at 12:00:00 AM ET and Ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Dates Noted Below)
|Sweepstakes Drawing Date|
|1/18/10 - 1/24/10||1/26/10|
|1/25/10 - 1/31/10||2/2/10|
|2/1/10 - 2/7/10||2/9/10|
|2/8/10 - 2/14/10||2/16/10|
|2/15/10 - 2/21/10||2/23/10|
|2/22/10 - 2/28/10||3/2/10|
|3/1/10 - 3/7/10||3/9/10|
|3/8/10 - 3/14/10||3/16/10|
|3/15/10 - 3/21/10||3/23/10|
|3/22/10 - 3/31/10||4/2/10|
|Contest Entry Submission Period
(Starts at 12:00:00 AM ET and Ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Date Noted Below)
|Grand Prize Winner Announcement Date|
|1/18/10 - 3/31/10||4/9/10|
Incomplete, inaccurate or inappropriate entries are void. By entering, Entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. Each review must be Entrant's own original creation executed solely by Entrant, may not have won any previous award or been submitted in any other competition, and must be a previously unpublished and previously un-produced work. Entry must meet Yellowbook quality and corporate standards and be in keeping with Sponsor's image and may not be obscene, indecent or otherwise offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor may any Entry defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person's personal or proprietary rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, and the right to submit or use same shall not be restricted. Any Entrant whose submitted material contains elements not owned by Entrant (such as, but not limited to company or team trademarks) will be disqualified. Submission of an Entry grants Sponsor the right to use, publish, adapt, assign, edit, dispose of, and/or modify such Entry and the concepts embodied therein in any way, in commerce and in any and all media worldwide, without limitation or compensation to the Entrant who may be required to sign a release to that effect. Submission of an Entry further constitutes the Entrant's consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to the Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in and to the Entry and the concepts embodied therein. Such rights, title and interest shall include, but are not limited to, all intellectual property, sales and licensing rights. Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.
ELIGIBILITY: To enter you must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia ("D.C.") excluding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of Yellowbook.com, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, including but not limited to Marden-Kane, Inc., and members of the immediate families (defined for these purposes as including spouse, parents, children, and siblings and each of their respective spouses) or households of any of the above are NOT eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Contest subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By participating and/or accepting prizes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to accept decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding in all matters relating to this Promotion. Entrants may only review services and establishments with whom they have done business.
JUDGING CRITERIA: Judging criteria for the "Best" review will be based on the following: Originality (35%), Content (35%), and Sincerity (30%).PRIZES: (10) Sweepstakes Winners: (1) $500 American Express Gift Card awarded for each of the 10 Sweepstakes periods. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of each Sweepstakes prize $500. Prepaid American Express Gift Cards are subject to terms and conditions printed thereon. Total ARV of Sweepstakes Prizes is $5,000.
(2) Contest Grand Prize Winners: A choice of 1 of the following options:  Dream Vacation Getaway: A trip for 2 to Paris, France for 5 days.  Home Improvement: Renovate a room in your home.  Home Theater: Turn a room in your home into an entertainment center.  Shopping Spree: A trip for 2 to New York City, NY for 4 days. ARV of each Contest Grand Prize is valued at $10,000. Total ARV of Contest Prizes is $20,000.
Total ARV of all Sweepstakes and Contest prizes: $25,000. No substitutions, cash equivalents or transfers of prizes are permitted except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Federal, State and local taxes are the responsibility of the prize winners.
 Dream Vacation Getaway Trip includes round-trip business class air transportation for two from a major airport nearest to the winner's home (the "airport of origin") to an airport in or near Paris France, 5 days/4 nights' standard double occupancy hotel accommodations (base room and tax only; winner must provide credit card to cover incidentals and any damages to the room), and ground transportation to and from the airport and the hotel. Transportation to and from the airport of origin is not provided. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary and provide travel documents suitable for travel (e.g. acceptable photo ID, passport, visa, etc.). All other expenses relating to acceptance of prize not explicitly stated herein, including but not limited to taxes, meals, travel insurance, and other incidentals are responsibility of winner and guest. Complete terms and conditions of trip will be furnished with prize notification. Certain travel restrictions, blackout dates, conditions and limitations may apply. Travel is subject to availability and confirmation of reservations. Any air transportation tickets awarded are subject to terms and conditions stated on tickets. Baggage fees are not included. The trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flier miles. Winner's guest must be 18 years of age or older or members of his/her immediate family. Spending money may be provided if there is a remaining balance of the ARV of $10,000. Sponsor is not responsible for any acts of nature that might result in travel being prohibited. Travel must be completed within one year from date of award. ARV is $10,000. Actual value of prize may vary based on winner's point of departure and arrival, dates of travel, and air fares at time of booking.
 Home Improvement Prize Package consists of a $10,000 gift certificate to a major home improvement store near the winners home. If there is not a major home improvement store near the winners home, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a check for the prize value. All other expenses relating to acceptance of prize not explicitly stated herein, including but not limited to taxes and other incidentals are the responsibility of winner.
 Home Theater Prize Package consists of surround sound speakers, Blu-ray disc player, 65" HDTV and wall mount, Digital Video Recorder with lifetime service subscription, a gift certificate to a major electronics store to purchase Blu-ray Movies and home theater accessories, and Advanced Home Theater Setup Service. All other expenses relating to acceptance of prize not explicitly stated herein, including but not limited to taxes and other incidentals are the responsibility of winner.
 Shopping Spree Trip includes round-trip economy class air transportation for two from a major airport nearest to the winner's home (the "airport of origin") to an airport in or near New York, NY, 4 days 3 nights' standard double occupancy hotel accommodations (base room and tax only; winner must provide credit card to cover incidentals and any damages to the room), and ground transportation to and from the airport and the hotel. Transportation to and from the airport of origin is not provided. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary and provide travel documents suitable for travel (e.g. acceptable photo ID, passport, visa, etc.). Sponsor reserves the right to substitute ground transportation for air transportation if Grand Prize winner resides within one hundred fifty (150) miles of New York City. All other expenses relating to acceptance of prize not explicitly stated herein, including but not limited to taxes, meals, travel insurance, and other incidentals are responsibility of winner and guest. Complete terms and conditions of trip will be furnished with prize notification. Certain travel restrictions, blackout dates, conditions and limitations may apply. Travel is subject to availability and confirmation of reservations. Any air transportation tickets awarded are subject to terms and conditions stated on tickets. Baggage fees are not included. The trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flier miles. Winners guest must be 18 years of age or older or members of his/her immediate family. $5,000 shopping spree to be awarded in the form of a gift check. Spa treatments at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa valued at up to $1,000 will be included. Sponsor is not responsible for any acts of nature that might result in travel being prohibited. Travel must be completed within one year from date of award. ARV is $10,000. Spending money may be provided if there is a remaining balance of the ARV of $10,000. Actual value of prize may vary based on winner's point of departure and arrival, dates of travel, and air fares at time of booking.
SWEEPSTAKES DRAWINGS: The drawings will be conducted by Marden-Kane, an independent judging organization, see chart above for drawing dates. Potential winners will be contacted via email. If prize notification is returned as non-deliverable for any reason, it may result in forfeiture of prize and Sponsor may award prize to an alternate eligible winner. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS & REQUIREMENTS: Prizes are non-transferable, no substitutions or cash equivalents allowed, except at the discretion of the Sponsor. Federal, State, and Local taxes and all other expenses not specified herein, are the responsibility of the winner. Winner will be notified via email within 2 business days of drawing date. Potential Grand Prize winner and their guest may be required to sign, notarize & return an affidavit of eligibility/liability, a travel release, and where legal, a publicity release as well as applicable tax information forms within 5 days of notification attempt or an alternate potential winner will be selected. If any e-mail notification is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner within an amount of time deemed reasonable by Sponsor. Should the potential Grand Prize winner or any other winner decide to decline the prize for any reason whatsoever, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential winner and an alternate potential winner will be selected. All entries (both winning and non-winning) become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Prize images may not reflect the actual size, style, color or models of the actual prize due to printing variations and/or manufacturer's updates. Any issues concerning the validity, interpretation or enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, USA. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
GENERAL RULES: Decisions of the Sponsor and judging organization are final and binding in all respects.
WAIVER, RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering, Entrants hereby acknowledge that their entry in the Promotion is voluntary and waive, release and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor, its subsidiaries, partners, agencies and employees of these companies (collectively, "the Releasees") from and against any and all rights, demands, claims, causes of action whatsoever which Entrant may now have, or which may inure to their benefit in the future, against any of the Releasees for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever--including but not limited to any damage, injury, loss whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person (including death) and property--arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance of the Prize or their entry in the Promotion. By accepting a Prize, the Entrant grants permission for their description, likeness, statements, and biographical information (including name, city and state) to be used without limitation or further compensation, for advertising and publicity purposes, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, withdraw or amend the Promotion or Official Rules for any reason at anytime without notice to Entrants.
INTERNET: Entrants further agree that the Releasees are not responsible for the following: (a) Electronic transmissions, entries or submissions that are late, incomplete, inaudible, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed, misdirected or not received by Sponsor or its agents for any reason; (b) Any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures and/or human error that may occur in the transmission, receipt or processing of entries or related materials; or for destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or related material; (c) Failed or unavailable hardware, network, software or telephone transmissions, damage to Entrants' or any person's computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from participation in this Promotion, or (d) Causes beyond Sponsor's reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion; (e) Any entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules (all such entries will be disqualified); (f) Any printing errors in these Full Official Rules or in any advertisements or correspondence in connection with this promotion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Promotion should virus, bugs, fraud, hacking or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion. In such cases, notice to this effect will be posted on the website at www.yellowbook.com/myyellowbook and winners will be determined from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. If, in Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Promotion or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries and/or votes and/or terminate the Contest and award the prize in its sole discretion. The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant to automatically enter repeatedly is prohibited. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant based on an e-mail address, the Entry in question may be disqualified subject to the judges' discretion.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
PRIVACY & PERSONAL INFORMATION: The personal information Entrants submit when entering the Promotion is collected by Sponsor and will be subject to Yellowbook's Privacy Statement ("Statement"). Sponsor may disclose Entrant's personal information to third parties as explained in the Statement. To obtain a copy of the Statement, visit the Yellowbook website at http://www.yellowbook.com/privacy-policy/. Information disclosed to third parties may include without limitation financial background information, identification information such as Entrant's name and address, transaction information and other information relating to financial matters. Third party recipients of Entrants' personal information may include without limitation financial institutions, retailers, companies that process transactions or provide services for Sponsor, government agencies and direct marketers. If Entrant does not opt out of having their personal information shared with third parties then Entrant has agreed to have his/her personal information used as the Statement describes.
WINNER'S LIST: For the names of the winners, available during the Contest, please visit http://www.yellowbook.com/reviews-free-contest/. Winners' names will be posted for throughout the duration of the contest.
SPONSOR: Yellowbook.com, 2100 Renaissance Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
ADMINISTRATOR: Marden-Kane, Inc., 36 Maple Place, Manhasset, N.Y. 11030
American Express, Apple, Inc., and Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas are not participants or sponsors of this promotion.
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