Contest Rules

THE EXIT THE HIGHWAY GIVEAWAY
OFFICIAL RULES

This is a Two-Part Promotion. The “Exit the Highway” Giveaway is a random-draw sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) and a photo skill contest (the “Contest”) (collectively, the Sweepstakes and Contest are referred to herein as the “Promotion”).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ENTRY PERIOD: The “Exit the Highway” Giveaway begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Monday, May 20, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (“ET”) on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 (the “Promotion Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: The “Exit the Highway” Giveaway (the “Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States, including the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at the time of entry and not a minor in his/her primary state of residence. Employees, officers and directors of National Audubon Society, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Toyota Motor North America, Inc., US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., Blue State Digital, Cohn & Wolf (collectively with Sponsor, the “Promotion Entities”) and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliated companies, sales representatives, advertising, sales, promotion and judging agencies and webmasters directly associated with the Promotion, and any entities directly associated with the Promotion, including respective immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings, children and their spouses) or household members, whether or not related are not eligible to participate. Void in AK, HI, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY: There are five (5) ways to enter the Sweepstakes:


Method #1: Pledge Entry. To enter online, visit www.exitthehighway.com, locate the Exit the Highway pledge, enter your email address, and submit the pledge to visit nature this summer (“Pledge Entry”). You will receive one (1) entry into the Grand Prize drawing by completing the Pledge Entry.
Method #2: Photo Upload Entry. To enter online, visit www.exitthehighway.com, follow the instructions to upload a photograph of a visit you have made to nature (the “Photo”), along with a description of the visit (the “Description”), complete the entry form in its entirety, and submit as instructed (“Photo Entry”). You will receive one (1) entry into the Grand Prize drawing for each eligible Photo Entry. The Description must be 140 characters or less. Photos must meet the following requirements: (i) submitted in one of the following formats: jpg, gif or png; (ii) maximum file size is 3MB (3145728 bytes).  You may submit any number of Photo Entries, but each Photo and Description must be unique, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Use caution and common sense in creating your Photos. By submitting a Photo Entry, you represent and warrant that all persons appearing in the Photo have consented (a) to appear in the Photo, (b) to have the Photo included with the Photo Entry, and (c) to Sponsor’s use of the Photo as provided in these Official Rules. You MUST be parent/legal guardian of any child depicted in a photo, or have permission from a parent/legal guardian of each child depicted to submit the photo in this Promotion.  If you are not the parent/legal guardian of any child depicted in a Photo Entry, you must check the boxes in the entry form stating that you have permission from the child’s parent/legal guardian to show the child in the Photo Entry.  If the Photo Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by you and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the you are responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Photo Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use of the Photo Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, permission to use the name and likeness of any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Photo Entry; provided that Sponsor shall have the option in Sponsor’s sole discretion to remove any such materials, elements or individuals from the Photo Entry. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any participant at any time.  Failure to comply will result in disqualification of the corresponding entry.
Method #3: Pin a Nature Spot on the Map Entry. Visit www.exitthehighway.com, follow the instructions to pin a nature spot you have visited on the map, including zip code or location of the nature spot, and a 140 character or less description of the nature spot (the “Spot”), complete the entry form in its entirety and submit (“Pin Entry”). You will receive one (1) entry into the Grand Prize drawing for each eligible Pin Entry. You may submit any number of Pin Entries, but each Spot must be unique, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.
Method #4: Submit a Nature Story Entry. Visit www.exitthehighway.com, follow the instructions to share a nature story about how you have attempted to Exit the Highway (the “Story”) and follow all entry instructions to complete the entry form in its entirety and submit (“Story Entry”). For inspiration on how to Exit the Highway, visit http://exitthehighway.togethergreen.org/about/. You will receive one (1) entry into the Grand Prize drawing for each eligible Story Entry. The Story must be 500 words or less. You may submit any number of Story Entries, but each Story must be unique, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. 
Method #5: Causes Entry. To enter online, visit www.causes.com, locate the Exit the Highway pledge, check the box to opt-in to receive emails from Sponsor and enter the sweepstakes, and follow all instructions to complete and submit the pledge to visit nature this summer (“Causes Entry”). You will receive one (1) entry into the Grand Prize drawing by completing the Causes Entry.

 

CONTEST ENTRY: All participants that successfully submit a Photo Entry during the Promotion Period will be automatically entered into the Weekly Entry Period based on the time it is submitted per the Contest Schedule below.

 

 

Contest Schedule

Weekly Period

Weekly Entry Period Begins at 12:00:01 AM ET on:

Weekly Entry Period Ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on:

Prize

Number
of
Prizes

(“ARV”)

Weekly Judging Complete on/around:

1

05/20/13

05/26/13

One (1) Audubon app

1

$14.99

05/29/13

2

05/27/13

06/02/13

One (1) Audubon app

1

$14.99

06/05/13

3

06/03/13

06/09/13

One (1) Audubon app

1

$14.99

06/12/13

4

06/10/13

06/16/13

One (1) Audubon app

1

$14.99

06/19/13

5

06/17/13

06/23/13

One (1) Audubon app

1

$14.99

06/26/13

6

06/24/13

06/30/13

One (1) Audubon app

1

$14.99

07/03/13

7

07/01/13

07/07/13

One (1) Audubon app

1

$14.99

07/10/13

8

07/08/13

07/14/13

One (1) Audubon app

1

$14.99

07/17/13

9

07/15/13

07/21/13

One (1) Audubon app

1

$14.99

07/24/13

10

07/22/13

07/28/13

One (1) Audubon app

1

$14.99

07/31/13

11

07/29/13

07/31/13

One (1) Audubon app

1

$14.99

08/02/13

 

 

 


Pledge Entries, Photo Entries, Pin Entries, Story Entries, and Contest Entries (collectively, the “Promotion Entries”) must be received between Monday, May 20, 2013 at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Online entrants are subject to all notices posted on the websites used for submitting an entry, including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. By participating in the Promotion, each entrant hereby grants Sponsor, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and Toyota Motor North America, Inc.  (a) the right to use and sublicense his/her name, likeness, voice, image, statements and biographical information at any time or times for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the World Wide Web, without review, notification, approval or additional compensation, unless prohibited by law; and (b) a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license to use and sublicense the Promotion Entries, including all associated reproduction, distribution, transfer, modification, excerption (in whole or in part), display, performance, derivative works and commercial and non-commercial exploitation rights in any and all media now known or hereafter invented, without limitation, and without additional consideration to you.  Participants may be required to promptly execute any documents necessary to perfect such rights in the Sponsor. Each entrant represents and warrants: (a) he/she is the sole and exclusive author and owner of the Promotion Entries and all rights therein and that no portion of any Promotion Entries have been published previously; (b) he/she has the full and exclusive right, power and authority to submit the Promotion Entries and to grant the rights to the Promotion Entries herein granted, including but not limited to the worldwide copyright license, upon the terms and conditions set forth herein; (c) no rights in the Promotion Entries have been previously granted to any person, firm, corporation or other entity or otherwise exercised or made use of or encumbered in any way; and (d) his/her Promotion Entries do not defame or invade publicity rights or the privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any third party’s copyright, trademark or any other personal or property rights.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Promotion Entries at any time in the event it is determined the Promotion Entries is offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or if it is determined that the entrant has not otherwise complied with any portion of these Official Rules.  Any robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entries will be void.

PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize will be available to be won a 2013 Toyota Prius v Three 1.8L       4-Cyl Hybrid ECVT with 50 state emissions, display audio with navigation and Entune. The ARV of the Grand Prize: $28,210.00.

Contest Prizes: Eleven (11) Contest Prize winners will receive an Audubon Guides app on either iOS or Android operating systems. The ARV of the Contest Prize: $14.99 each.

The total ARV of all prizes available to be won: $28,374.89.

Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING:
The Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about Thursday, August 15, 2013 from among all eligible entries received, which will take place at the offices of The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.
Grand Prize winner will be confirmed via email and/or phone, and will be required to sign and return, within seven (7) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, a W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases"). The Releases will require the Grand Prize winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.

GRAND PRIZE CONDITIONS:
Winner must possess a current, valid U.S. driver’s license and must present proof of such license prior to taking possession of the prize vehicle. In addition, Winner must have any legally required insurance and proof thereof to take possession of the Prize Vehicle.  Prize vehicle will be delivered through a Toyota dealer near winner’s primary address (as determined by Sponsor). Winner is responsible for all costs and expenses related to taking possession of the prize vehicle from the dealer. If winner does not take possession of the prize vehicle within thirty (30) days of delivery notice, Sponsor may declare the prize forfeited and select an alternate winner. Prize vehicle will be a base model. Color and features of prize vehicle are at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Any vehicle displayed or pictured in promotional/advertising materials may not be the actual vehicle awarded. No substitutions, cash redemption or transfer of prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prize is subject to availability. Sponsor shall not be responsible for delays in delivery of prize vehicle, and delivery is subject to availability. Sponsor, however, shall use all reasonable efforts, subject to availability, to deliver the vehicle within one-hundred eighty (180) days of completion of the verification process and return of the Prize Acceptance Form. Vehicle will be delivered solely with the express limited warranties set forth in the vehicle’s Owner’s Guide, which warranties shall run for the term set forth in said Owner’s Guide. All title, registration, license, insurance costs, federal, state, and other taxes, are solely the responsibility of the winner in accordance with local, state and federal laws. Prize will be awarded provided it is properly claimed in accordance with these Official Rules.

CONTEST JUDGING: All eligible Contest Entries received during each Weekly Entry Period will be judged by the Sponsor on the dates as indicated in the Contest Schedule above.

a) Relevance to the Contest Theme (25%)
b) Creativity/Originality (25%)
c) Emotional/Inspirational Reaction (50%)

The Contest Entry that receives the highest total score based on the judging criteria for each Weekly Period will be deemed the Contest Prize winner for that Weekly Period. In the unlikely event of a tie, the tied entrant with the highest score in criterion (a) above (“Relevance to the Contest Theme”) will be deemed the potential winner. If additional tie breakers are needed, a similar tie-breaking mechanism will be used, substituting the highest scores in each of criteria (b) through (c), in sequence (to the extent needed), in place of criterion (a), to determine the potential winner.

Contest Prize winners will be notified by email and requested to confirm their contact information within 48 hours via return email. Prizes will be sent to the email address on the entry form or new address provided via email within 4-6 weeks of winner being verified.

If any prize notification is returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected in a separate random drawing.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:
If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing.
Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.
Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Grand Prize Winner will be required to furnish his/her social security number for the sole purpose of preparation of any tax forms as required by law.
UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED HEREIN, PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY SPONSOR. WINNERS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PROMOTION ENTITIES AND ALL OTHER BUSINESSES AFFILIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND THEIR AGENTS DO NOT MAKE, NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE THE QUALITY, CONDITIONS, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF ANY ASPECT OF THE PRIZE BEING OFFERED, EXCEPT THAT EACH MERCHANDISE PRIZE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ITS MANUFACTURER’S STANDARD WARRANTY (IF ANY).

Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company and the Sponsor, and release the Promotion Entities, and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize. 
If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes termination. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for incompatibility of entrant’s hardware, software or browser technology.

NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS: In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means 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 for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the email associated with the entry.  Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent sweepstakes administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and consents to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts in New York, New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of New York. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.
THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.

PRIVACY: Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policies, which can be found at here; provided, that in the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and such Privacy Policies, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail. 

OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: For a copy of the Official Rules, visit www.exitthehighway.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 15, 2013, to: The Exit the Highway Giveaway Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

WINNER CONFIRMATION: For a written confirmation of the winners (available after August 15, 2013), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than September 12, 2013), to: The Exit the Highway Giveaway Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14666.

SPONSOR: National Audubon Society, Inc., 225 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014.

Void in AK, HI, outside the US, in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited.