AVMA Survey Sweepstakes Official Rules


1. Eligibility: 2018 AVMA Spring Survey Sweepstakes (the "Promotion") is open only to the following: 1) veterinarians who are current members of American Veterinary Medical Association as of March 1, 2018. Participants must be 18 years or older and legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia or U.S. territories. Employees, contractors, directors and officers of the American Veterinary Medical Association and its affiliated companies, distributors, licensees and the advertising, fulfillment, judging and promotion agencies involved in the development and administration of this Promotion, if any (collectively, "Promotion Parties"), and their immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each) and those living in the same households of each are not eligible.

2. Promotion Period: The Promotion begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time ("EST") on March 1, 2018 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 30, 2017 (the "Promotion Period").

3. How to Enter: There are two (2) methods to enter the Sweepstakes: (1) During the Promotion Period, individuals who receive a mail survey invitation from AVMA, participate in the survey, and provide their email addresses will be entered into the drawing. (2) Alternate Method of Participation: You are NOT required to participate in the survey in order to participate in the Sweepstakes or win a Prize. Individuals who have received a survey invitation but do not participate in the survey may submit an entry by providing their email address to lpikel@avma.org: with "2018 AVMA Spring Survey" in the subject line, or via postal mail by mailing their name, address, phone number, and email to: AVMA, 1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100. Schaumburg IL 60173-4360, with "2018 AVMA Spring Survey" written prominently on the envelope. LIMIT ONE (1) POSTAL ENTRY PER PERSON.

4. Prize Drawing: On or about a week after the end of the survey period (estimated to be May 7, 2018), a random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries received during the entire Promotion Period.

5. Prizes, Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") & Odds: Ten (10) Prizes will be awarded consisting of $25.00 Amazon.com electronic gift certificates. Total ARV of all prizes is $250. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prizes is permitted except at AVMA's sole discretion. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, AVMA reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All federal, state and local taxes, and all other costs associated with acceptance or use of the prizes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Arrangements for delivery of prizes will be performed after winner validation. LIMIT ONE (1) PRIZE PER PERSON/EMAIL ADDRESS/HOUSEHOLD. Odds of winning any prize depend on the number of entries received. At the AVMA's discretion, unclaimed prizes may not be awarded.

6. General Rules: All federal, state and local laws apply. Winners will be notified by email, mail or telephone. Potential winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and a Publicity Release within ten (10) days of attempted delivery or prize will be forfeited. The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable or failure to respond to notices or return any documents in a timely manner, as determined by AVMA, may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be chosen. By participating, participants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the AVMA and Promotion Parties from and against any and all liability or damages associated with this Promotion or acceptance, use or misuse of any prize received in this Promotion. AVMA and Promotion Parties are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer or administration of the Promotion. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the AVMA to use winners' names and likenesses for purposes of advertising and publicity without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By participating in this Promotion, participants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and decisions of the AVMA, which shall be final in all matters relating to the Promotion. Promotion Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, stolen, illegible, inaccurate, damaged, incomplete, non-delivered or postage-due mail; or for printing, distribution or production errors or for technical, hardware, software, or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion, or by any human, or other error, which may occur in this Promotion. If, in the AVMA's sole opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering with any portion of the Promotion or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Promotion, the AVMA reserves the right to void suspect entries and/or modify and/or terminate the Promotion and/or conduct a random drawing to award the prizes using all known eligible non-suspect entries received. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, entries will be declared made by the person's name submitted at time of entry. AVMA reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Promotion or Website or acts in a disruptive manner. This Promotion is offered only in the United States and is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. By entering, entrants irrevocably consent to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Illinois located in the county of Cook for any action, suit or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Promotion.

7. Waiver: By participating in this Promotion, participant waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages, attorneys' fees or any damages other than actual out-of-pocket costs incurred to participate.

8. Winners' List: To receive a copy of the Winners' List for this Promotion (available after 5/15/18) send an email (no later than 5/25/18 to lpikel@avma.org.

9. This Sweepstakes is void in Arizona. Void where prohibited by law.