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Sweepstakes

What are the official rules of the Alpine Lace Cheese "Cosmos, Appetizers and A Movie" House Party sweepstakes?

Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese “Cosmos, Appetizers & a Movie” Sweepstakes 

OFFICIAL RULES

November 15, 2008 – December 8, 2008

No purchase necessary to enter or win.

A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

1.    ELIGIBILITY: The Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese “Cosmos, Appetizers & A Movie” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal U.S. residents of CT, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, WV and District of Columbia only, who: a) are 18 years of age or older as of November 15, 2008; b) attended a “Cosmos, Appetizers & A Movie” house party as a guest; and c) received an invitation from the party’s hostess, via email, to participate in this Sweepstakes.  Void outside the states listed above and where prohibited. Employees, officers and directors of Land O’Lakes, Inc., (“Sponsor”), MarketingLab, Inc. (“Promotion Administrator”), their respective parent companies, promotional partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising agencies and members of the immediate families (defined for these purposes as including spouse, parents, step-parents, siblings, step-siblings and children, and the spouses of each of the foregoing) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above are not eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. In addition to the ineligible parties listed above, any person who hosted an Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese  “Cosmos, Appetizers & A Movie” house party is NOT eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes begins on November 15, 2008, and ends on December 8, 2008 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) (the “Promotional Period”).

2.   HOW TO ENTER:

There are two ways to enter.  You may enter online.by completing the online survey at www.houseparty.com/appetizerandamovie and submitting your entry as instructed on screen. Be sure to complete the brief survey as well as all other required information, as incomplete or non-conforming entries will be disqualified.

You may also enter by printing your name, mailing address, daytime phone number, age, and e-mail address (if applicable) on a 3” x 5” card/paper and mailing it to: The Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese “Cosmos, Appetizers & A Movie” Sweepstakes, 211 N. 1st Street, Suite 240, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Entry must be postmarked by December 1, 2008 and received by December 8, 2008.   No photocopies or mechanical reproductions of entries will be permitted.   Neither Sponsor nor any of its agencies are responsible for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, postage-due mail, or stolen entries. 

Limit one entry per person, regardless of the number of parties attended or email invitations received. If a person submits more than one entry, all entries submitted by that person will be void. Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor or Administrator.

All entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM EST on December 8, 2008.  All entries become property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned except as provided herein.

3.    PRIZES: On or about December 15, 2008, a random drawing will be conducted to select fifty (50) Grand Prize winners from among all eligible entries received. The winners will each receive a $50.00 Visa gift card. Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $50.00 per prize. Total ARV of all prizes in this Sweepstakes: $2,500. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.   Use of gift card will be subject to all terms, conditions and policies imposed by the issuing company, and to all applicable laws and regulations. The drawing will be conducted by Promotion Administrator, whose decisions shall be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.

4.    WINNER NOTIFICATION/VERIFICATION:  The potential winners will be notified by phone and/or e-mail by or around December 15th, 2008.  Acceptance of a prize shall constitute and signify the winner's agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the winner's name, address, likeness, and/or prize information for promotional purposes in any media worldwide without further notice, payment or consideration.  Prize may be forfeited, and an alternate winner will be selected in a random drawing from among the remaining eligible entries, if the notification is mailed and returned as undeliverable mail without a forwarding address, if the selected entrant is unable to be contacted by telephone, or if the selected entrant is deemed ineligible or otherwise fails to comply with the Sweepstakes’ Official Rules.  Proof of eligibility may be required as a condition of awarding any prize.

5. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor and Promotion Administrator are not responsible for: (i) entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed, or misdirected; (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (iii) failed or unavailable hardware, network, software or telephone transmissions, damage to entrants’ or any person’s computer and/or its contents, or causes beyond Sponsor or Promotion Administrator’s reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes; (iv) any entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules; (v) incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by entrants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes;  (vi) any typographical or other error in the printing or advertising of this offer, administration or execution of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of prize winners; or (vii) cheating or fraud by any participant.   By entering, participants warrant and represent that they agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Promotion Administrator.   Each winner is solely responsible for payment of all applicable federal, state and local income taxes on prize.  The prizes consist only of the item described herein.  All prizes will be awarded provided they are claimed properly in accordance with these Rules, and a sufficient number of eligible entries is received.  Prizes are non-transferable, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion, and no substitutions or cash redemption will be made except as provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is unavailable. If for any reason the  Sweepstakes cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to transmission failure, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor or Promotion Administrator that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, or if the Sweepstakes is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes.  If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the original end date, Promotion Administrator will select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination date/time.   Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and prosecute any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process or who enters using any automatic or programmed entry duplication method. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR OTHERWISE CORRUPT THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY, PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

By accepting a prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Promotion Administrator and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and the directors, officers, employees or agencies of any of the above organizations from and against any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind that may arise from or in connection with the acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of any prize, or participation in the Sweepstakes or in any prize-related activities. By accepting prizes, winners acknowledge and agree that Sponsor and Promotion Administrator have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including, without limitation, its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. By accepting prizes, winners further consent to the use of their names and/or likenesses for advertising, promotion, public relations or trade purposes in commerce and in any media worldwide without limitation or additional notice or compensation.

This Sweepstakes and these Official Rules may not be published in any sweepstakes/promotions magazines, websites, flyers or elsewhere without written permission of Sponsor.

6.    WINNER INFO: To obtain the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by December 15th, 2008 to:

Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese “Cosmos, Appetizers & a Movie” Sweepstakes Winner, c/o MarketingLab, 211 N. 1st Street, Suite 240, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Promotion Administrator: MarketingLab, Inc, 211 N. 1st Street, Suite 240, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Sponsor:  Land O’Lakes, Inc.,  4001 Lexington Ave N.,  Arden Hills, MN 55126

Questions?  Please call our consumer promotions helpline at 1-866-658-8522.

Party Package

What is in my Alpine Lace Cheese party package?
For the Party:
  • 1-Sex and the City- The Movie DVD
  • 1-Event table sign
  • Alpine Lace® Cheese VIP coupons for free Alpine Lace® Cheese to serve at your party--a $20 value
  • 3-Appetizer recipe instruction cards
  • 1-Roll out Red Carpet

For your guests:
  • 15-Alpine Lace® Cheese recipe booklet
  • 30-Alpine Lace® Cheese $1 off coupons
  • 15-Cosmo glasses
  • 15-Drink recipes
  • 15-Gift Bags
When can I expect my party package?
Party packages are being shipped on or about October 27th. They should arrive the week of November 3rd. If you have not received your package by the end of the day on November 7th, please contact help@houseparty.com.