Last Updated: August 31, 2020

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. IT CONTAINS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU IF YOU REGISTER FOR THE BLUE WILDERNESS “START YOUR ADVENTURE” LOYALTY PROGRAM (THE/THIS “PROGRAM”).  

IMPORTANT NOTE: THESE TERMS CONTAIN PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU, ELIMINATE YOUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY, REQUIRE YOU TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH US ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PART OF ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION, AND THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION. SEE BELOW.

BY REGISTERING FOR THIS PROGRAM, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATED HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, DO NOT REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAM, PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM, OR TERMINATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP AS APPLICABLE. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO UPDATE, MODIFY OR TERMINATE THE PROGRAM  AND/OR ANY OF ITS INTERACTIVE COMPONENTS AT ANY TIME AND IN ANY MANNER, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING AS MAY BE OUTLINED BELOW, EVEN THOUGH SUCH CHANGES MAY AFFECT THE REDEMPTION VALUE OF THE POINTS ALREADY ACCUMULATED OR THE AVAILABILITY OF REDEEMABLE MERCHANDISE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL REVIEW THESE TERMS PERIODICALLY AND THAT YOU SHALL BE BOUND BY ANY MODIFICATIONS HEREOF.

Membership in the Blue Wilderness “Start Your Adventure” Loyalty Program (the “Program”) is subject to these Official Terms and Conditions (the/these “Terms and Conditions”).  These Terms and Conditions supersede all previous rewards or loyalty program terms and conditions, rules, regulations, policies and procedures that may have been in effect. By registering for the Program and using the Account to earn or redeem Points, you agree that: (1) you have read, understood, accept and agree to abide by these Terms and Conditions; (2) you are eligible for participation; and (3) you consent to the Sponsor’s processing of any and all data that is personal to you, and the disclosure of such data to third parties, in accordance with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at https://www.generalmills.com/en/Company/privacy-policies/privacy-policy-US. If you require clarification or further information regarding the Program or these Terms and Conditions, please send an email to us using the Contact Us link at www.bluewildernessgear.com.  

 

 

  1. SPONSOR.

The Blue Wilderness “Start Your Adventure” Loyalty Program (the “Program”) including the Program website and its other interactive programs, and other promotions are sponsored by General Mills Inc and its affiliates  (“Sponsor”).  The Sponsor’s address is: One General Mills Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55426.

 

  1. TERM.

The Program (the “Term”) will begin on August 13, 2020 at 12:00:00 a.m. ET (the “Start Date”) and will end on June 15, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the “End Date”). The Term of the Program (including the scheduled Start Date and End Date) may be modified, suspended, or terminated at any time at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and without notice. Points may be earned for purchases made at any time during the Term.  Receipts must be uploaded within 30 days of purchase and by July 15, 2021. Points may be redeemed at any time until August 15, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (“Redemption Deadline”).  After the Redemption Deadline, all unused Points will be forfeited. 

 

  1. OVERVIEW.

The Program is a loyalty program through which registered members (“Participants”, or “Members”, or “you”) can earn Program points (“Points”) by purchasing participating Blue Buffalo Wilderness line of pet food and treats set out at https://bluewildernessgear.com/en/qualifying-products/ (the “Participating Products”) and submitting the applicable receipt(s) as further set out in Section 5  below (“Purchase Transactions”), as well as participate in any available Sweepstakes and/or Instant Win Games (the “Games”), subject in all cases, to the official rules for the applicable Game (the “Rules”), which Rules may be linked to the applicable Game, or appended to these Terms and Conditions .  For each Game, an alternate method of entry is available, and there is no purchase or payment required for participation in such Game.

To become a registered member and participate in the Program, you must have, or create an account ("Account"). Create your Account at www.bluewildernessgear.com. The number of Points to be earned varies by the Participating Products’ net price before discounts including taxes. One-dollar ($1) = one (1) point. Members can then redeem these Points for rewards through the Blue Buffalo Rewards catalog (the “Rewards Catalog”) available at  https://bluewildernessgear.com/en/rewards.

 

  1. PARTICIPATION; ELIGIBILITY. Participation in the Program is only open to legal residents of the 50 Unites States (D.C) (the “Jurisdiction”), 18 years of age or older at the time of participation (each such resident, a “Participant”, or “you”).

Employees of the Sponsor, Snipp Interactive Inc. (the “Administrator”) and their affiliated and related companies (including, without limitation, their respective parent, sister and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotional agencies, or other party in any way involved in the development, or administration and/or marketing of this Program (collectively, the “Program Parties”), suppliers of materials or services related to the Program, or a member of the immediate family or household of any such person, are excluded from participation in the Program. In these Terms and Conditions, “immediate family” means mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and/or legal or common-law spouse, regardless of where they reside. 

Groups, clubs, organizations, businesses and commercial and non-commercial entities cannot participate in the Program.

Participants may maintain only one Account and pooling of Points by multiple individuals is not permitted. The Program is open to individuals only who register using their legal name. Any registrations made under an alias will be a violation of these Terms and Conditions. Please review individual promotion and game rules for details of eligibility and income tax implications.

Certain add-on/overlay/bonus promotions that are offered as part of the Program may have additional terms and conditions (the “Promotion Terms”) including, but not limited to, shorter/longer submission requirements or different methods of entry/submission. In these cases, the Program Terms will be listed on the promotional pages of such promotions, and in the official rules of such promotions. The Promotion Terms will prevail in the event of any conflict between the Promotion Terms and these Terms and Conditions.

 

  1. EARNING POINTS:

Within 30 days of a valid Purchase Transaction, Participants can submit an image or images of the entire sales receipt that contains Participating Products (such image/receipt, a “Receipt”) by: (a) uploading the Receipt(s) to the Program website at www.bluewildernessgear.com (the “Program Site”); or

(b) by *texting the Receipt and the keyword BLUE WILDERNESS from your registered mobile device to 811811; or

(c) by emailing the Receipt(s) to redeem@bluewildernessgear.com.

*If submitting via text, note that by sending a text to 811811, you expressly consent to receive text messages pertaining to this Program only, via an automatic telephone dialing system to the number you provided, from Snipp Interactive Inc., on behalf of Sponsor. Your consent to the above is not required to make a purchase. *Text, messaging and Data Rates may apply. The text message you send is your electronic signature agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, and to giving electronic written consent as set forth above. Carrier specific charges for text messages and data may apply for each message sent or received, depending on your individual carrier’s cellular pricing plan, in accordance with your cellular customer agreement. Participants may only participate in the Program via text if they are using a supported device. SMS/MMS may not be available for all service providers or for all handsets. Cellular phone carrier’s instructions for text messaging may be different. Check your phone capabilities for specific instructions. Sponsor makes no guarantee that any particular wireless service provider will participate. Check with your service provider for details. By selecting to participate via text messaging, the Participant grants permission to the Program Parties to communicate via return text message and must agree to accept all applicable charges associated therewith. Wireless service providers may charge Participant for each text message, including any error message that is sent and received in connection with the Program, based on the applicable wireless service plan. Participant is responsible for all applicable fees and taxes associated with submitting a Receipt Image.  You may text “STOP” to 811811 at any time to exit the Program and to stop receiving text messages, or “HELP” to 811811 for help.

If submitting via email, note that only one Receipt per email can be sent.  If the Receipt is long, include multiple images. Email must be sent from the email address registered to your Account. 

Only Receipts from purchases made inside the U.S. or from U.S. Military Commissaries are eligible for the Program. Only those Receipts that include in a legible manner the store name, date of purchase, bar code, item names, and prices will be considered as an eligible Receipt for the purpose of obtaining Points. No more than two (2) Receipts may be submitted per day. Points will typically be added to your Account within a maximum of three (3) days but may take longer in some circumstances. Points for Participating Products on a Receipt submission may only be credited to one Account. In the event an item on the Receipt cannot be fully identified or verified, Sponsor reserves the right to credit your Account with such number of Points as the Sponsor decides in its sole discretion.

Points accrued in the Program are non-transferable to other Member Accounts and have no cash or monetary value, and are not assignable for any reason, and are not transferable upon death, as part of a domestic relations matter or otherwise by operation of law. Sponsor expressly reserves the right to establish additional means of accruing Points, to delete any or all of the means currently in effect, to exclude specific types of activities from the accumulation of Points and to specify periods after which unused Points will be forfeited. Points can be accrued only for activity actually taken and completed by you, as determined by Sponsor, and can be applied only to your Account.

You will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of your Account. If you believe your Account is not accurate, or that Points were not credited properly, please send an email using the Contact Us link at www.bluewildernessgear.com.  

In addition, from time to time, Sponsor may communicate additional bonus offers including, but not limited to, additional bonus Points on Participating Products and reduced Points for redemption of certain items in the Rewards Catalog. For current Bonus Offers, please visit the Program Site (www.bluewildernessgear.com). Sponsor shall have no liability for any printing, production, typographical, mechanical or other errors, or Point balances in a Participant’s Account. Sponsor reserves the right to delay the processing of Purchase Transactions, restrict access to your Account or remove Points from an Account if it determines that such Receipts were obtained fraudulently, or Points were improperly credited to such Account.

 

  1. REDEEMING POINTS FOR REWARDS:

Participants may redeem their Points for items listed in the Rewards Catalog located at https://bluewildernessgear.com/en/rewards (the “Rewards”) until August 15, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET or the Redemption Deadline.  The Rewards Catalog will change periodically and without notice, so be sure to visit https://bluewildernessgear.com/en/rewards often to see what Rewards are currently available.  Rewards are offered while supplies last and are not guaranteed to be available throughout the entire Program Period. The Rewards Catalog will list the corresponding Point value required to obtain each item. For full details, please review the Rewards Catalog at https://bluewildernessgear.com/en/rewards. All redemptions are subject to these Terms and Conditions and any conditions or limitations stated in the Rewards Catalog.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Reward with one of comparable or greater value for any reason and to change the Point value of any associated Reward at any time. Each Reward has a required number of Points for redemption as stated in the Reward Catalog. You cannot redeem Rewards for an item unless you have accumulated the number of Points required for that Reward in your Account. To redeem your Points for a Reward, browse the Reward Catalog, select the Reward you wish to order and follow the instructions on https://bluewildernessgear.com/en/rewards to confirm your selection. Once your order has been submitted, the required number of Points for that Reward will be deducted from your Account. Points will not be refunded or placed back into a Participant’s Account after an order has been placed. Additionally, Reward items may not be returned, except in limited circumstances as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, such as with damaged items. For questions regarding damaged items, please send an email using the Contact Us link at www.bluewildernessgear.com.  You are responsible for all federal, state, provincial/territorial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes), if any, as well as any other costs or expenses associated with acceptance and use of any Rewards).

 

You will receive an email confirming your Rewards Point redemption transaction. Shipping and handling charges do not apply and will not be charged to any Member.  Orders will be shipped to the address provided during registration. Fulfillment times may vary depending on the Reward(s) redeemed.  Multiple Rewards redeemed in multiple orders at the same time may arrive separately. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel any item in the Reward Catalog at any time. In the event of a printing or posting error in the Points value for any item, Sponsor is under no obligation to honor a redemption request at an inaccurate value. Rewards shown in the Rewards Catalog, on the Program Site or in other communications, are the models available at the time of publication.

 

  1. LIMITS ON RECEIPTS, ACCOUNTS, POINTS:

Receipt Upload LimitsEach Receipt can only be validated once. Subsequent attempts to submit a previously validated Receipt will be void and ineligible to earn Points. All Receipts must be submitted within 30 days from the purchase date on the Receipt to be eligible for Points. Receipts may be stored by the Sponsor for up to a year after submission. No more than two (2) Receipts may be submitted per day.

Account: Limit of one (1) Account per person and per email address. If it is discovered that multiple Accounts were created by any person, even if multiple email addresses were used, all said Accounts and respective Points may be void at the Sponsor's sole discretion. By registering, you agree to maintain the confidentiality of your password and Account, and that you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or Account. Receipts uploaded into multiple Accounts under different email addresses may be voided by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Possession of a Receipt does not constitute proof of uploading a Receipt into any particular Account. If for any reason your Account is terminated by either you or the Sponsor, all of your Points accrued will be forfeited. Members may be required to furnish proof of identification.

 

Forfeiture of Points:  All Points not used by the Redemption Deadline will be forfeited.

 

  1. Account Profile and Points Balance:

When logged into the Program Site, Members will be able to view their registration information in their Account profile, as well as their Points balance. Sponsor will attempt to credit earned Points on a timely basis. However, neither Sponsor nor its agents will be liable for any unaccredited or misdirected Points. Sponsor reserves the right to invalidate Points if it determines, in its sole discretion, that such Points were improperly credited or obtained fraudulently, or in a manner not described herein. Releasees (as defined below) assume no liability for discrepancies, omissions, inconsistencies or errors with respect to a Member's Account profile. Each Member is solely responsible for ensuring that their shipping address is correct in their Account profile prior to redeeming Points for items from the Rewards Catalog. Subject to forfeiture or any expiration, Points will be maintained in your Member Account until they are redeemed for Reward(s) before the end of the redemption period of the Program; or until the termination by the Sponsor of the Program, whichever shall first occur. Sponsor reserves the right to impose or revise expiration periods or dates on Points that remain unused as it determines in its sole discretion. All decisions regarding Point balances, redemptions, and forfeitures, and the identity of the individual accessing a Member Account, are within Sponsor’s sole discretion and are final and binding.

In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of a registered Account-holder, the registration will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the email address at the time of registration and he/she must comply with these Terms and Conditions. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access or online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

 

  1. VERIFICATION:

All Receipt Images and Participants are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor including, without limitation, government issued photo identification): (i) for the purposes of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Program; (ii) for the purposes of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Receipt Image and/or other information for the purposes of this Program; and/or (iii) for any other reason the Sponsor deems necessary, in its sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Program in accordance with the Sponsor’s interpretation of the letter and spirit of these Terms and Conditions. Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of the Sponsor within the timeline specified by the Sponsor or its Administrator, may result in disqualification in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures etc.), or attempted transmission of a submission or of attempted submission of any communication, does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt by the Program computers, Administrator or Sponsor. The sole determinant of the time for the purposes of this Program will be the official time-keeping device(s) used by the Administrator.

 

All Receipts uploaded are subject to verification at the sole discretion of Sponsor and its authorized agents. Sponsor reserves the right to request a Participant to provide the original Receipt, so ensure that you store the original Receipt. No Points will be credited for any Receipt deemed void for any reason. Sponsor may, in its sole and absolute discretion, determine any Receipt to be void for any reason including but not limited to the following: Receipt is obtained through unauthorized or illegitimate sources/channels, including purchased or obtained online, or at a live auction; Receipt is not original, is illegible, has been tampered with, mutilated, altered, reproduced, stolen, forged, counterfeited, or is irregular or marked improperly; Receipt is not verified or recognized as a valid Receipt issued by a merchant or a retailer; Receipt is determined to be previously entered and used; Receipt is incorrectly or incompletely uploaded or submitted; Receipt contains printing or production errors, or any errors in any way; or if the Participant has returned the Participating Product after Points have been credited. Except as expressly stated above, Sponsor shall have no liability or obligation with respect to any void Receipt. Only Receipts obtained from methods approved by Sponsor are eligible for the Program. Receipts collected through recycling centers, printing facilities, or institutions (including, but not limited to, hospitals or schools) are not eligible.

 

  1. Modification and/or Termination of Program:

Sponsor reserves the right to modify the Program, including the Terms and Conditions governing the Program, at any time, with or without notice, even though these changes may affect a Participant's ability to accumulate and redeem Points. Continued participation in the Program after such action by Sponsor constitutes acceptance of any modification to the Program, including changes to the Terms and Conditions.

 

In the event any of these actions are taken by Sponsor, this may affect a Participant's ability to submit Receipts and to accumulate and redeem Points. In the event the Program is terminated, Sponsor will notify registered Members of such termination and will provide information on the last day to earn Points, to submit receipts to accumulate Points and to redeem Points, if applicable. After that time, any Points remaining in a Participant's Account will be forfeited.

Sponsor reserves the right to extend the Term in its sole discretion.

 

  1. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:

No responsibility or liability is assumed by Releasees (as hereinafter defined) for any technical problems or technical malfunction of any kind arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect or interrupt the operation of the Program: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectively or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or telephone providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email or telephone transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, garbled, damaged, misdirected, undelivered or intercepted email; inaccessibility of the Program Site or phone system in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or Program Site or phone lines; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Program, including without limitation, human error, unauthorized tampering, hacking, fraud, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Program or data thereof, including, without limitation, tampering of or hacking into the telephone lines, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of a Member’s Account used in connection with the Program. Releasees are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to user's or any other person's computer equipment resulting from participation in the Program, or use of or download of any information from the Website. Use of the Website is at user's own risk.

 

  1. NO WARRANTY:

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE PROGRAM, WHICH IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.  SPONSOR EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR A WARRANTY THAT THE PROGRAM WILL BE ERROR-FREE. SPONSOR FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND TIMELINESS OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION DISTRIBUTED WITH RESPECT TO THE PROGRAM. SPONSOR EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. IN ADDITION, SPONSOR AND ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE APPEARANCE, SAFETY OR PERFORMANCE OF ANY ITEM/REWARD AWARDED VIA THE PROGRAM OR ORDERED FROM THE REWARDS CATALOG. MEMBERS BEAR ALL RISK OF LOSS OR DAMAGE TO AN ITEM/REWARD ONCE SHIPMENT HAS BEEN INITIATED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THIS WARRANTY DISCLAIMER MAY BE LIMITED IN ITS APPLICABILITY TO YOU.

 

  1. CONDITIONS ON USER PARTICIPATION:

By participating in this Program, all Participants signify their agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, (and any Promotion Terms which may appear on the Promotion Site or appended to these Terms and Conditions from time to time), and the decisions of Sponsor and its authorized agents whose decisions in all aspects shall be final and binding. Sponsor and its authorized agents may, at their sole discretion, disqualify any individual from participating in any aspect of the Program, and/or may cancel, suspend or block any Account registered by such person (and void all associated Points) if Sponsor and its authorized agents deem or suspect that such person has engaged in or has attempted to engage in any of the following, all as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion: (a) acting in violation of these Terms and Conditions; or (b) damaging, tampering with or corrupting the operation of the Program Site; or (c) acting with intent to annoy, harass or abuse any other person; or (d) using any automated bot, script or other robotic, mechanical, programmed or automated devices to submit data to the Program Site; or (e) repeatedly attempting to enter void or fraudulent Receipts in one or more Accounts, as determined by Sponsor; or (f) engaging in any unsportsmanlike, inappropriate, uncooperative, disruptive, fraudulent, potentially fraudulent, or unusual behavior or activity; or (g) engaging in any activity deemed in sole discretion of Sponsor and its authorized agents to be generally inconsistent with the intended operation of the Program.

 

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR CORRUPT ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM SITE IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL LAW AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND ITS AUTHORIZED AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

 

  1. RELEASE OF LIABILITY:

BY PARTICIPATING, ALL PARTICIPANTS, ON BEHALF OF THEMSELVES, THEIR EXECUTORS, HEIRS AND ASSIGNS, AGREE TO RELEASE SPONSOR, ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, FRANCHISEES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE ADMINISTRATOR), SUPPLIERS, AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, (COLLECTIVELY, THE "RELEASEES"), FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS OR ACTIONS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR INJURY, LOSS, DAMAGE, OR ANY SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, THAT ARISES OUT OF OR IS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH (A) ANY USE OF THE PROGRAM OR THE PROGRAM SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN OR TRAVELING TO AND/OR FROM ANY ITEM/PRIZE/REWARD OR RELATED ACTIVITY, OR THE RECEIPT, OWNERSHIP OR USE OF ANY ITEM/PRIZE/REWARD (B) ANY FAILURE OR DELAY BY SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM(INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, ANY TYPOGRAPHICAL, PRINTING, MECHANICAL, NETWORK, ELECTRONIC, HUMAN OR OTHER ERRORS, ERRORS THAT MAY OCCUR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PROGRAM, THE REDEMPTION AND ACCRUAL OF POINTS, THE INCORRECT PROCESSING OF RECEIPTS OR POINTS, THE INCORRECT TABULATION OF POINTS, OR ANY INACCURATE OR INCORRECT DATA CONTAINED ON THE PROGRAM SITE, IN THE REWARDS CATALOG, OR IN A MEMBER ACCOUNT); OR (C) THE PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM BY SPONSOR, EVEN IF SPONSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF YOUR REGISTRATION INFORMATION, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTUOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. YOU ACCEPT ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND HEREBY INDEMNIFY AND HOLD RELEASEES HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST, ANY ACTIONS TAKEN BY ANY USER AUTHORIZED TO USE YOUR MEMBER ACCOUNT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ACCRUAL OF POINTS, REDEMPTION OF POINTS, AND DISCLOSURE OF PASSWORDS TO THIRD PARTIES. PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT ALL CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS PROGRAM SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION.

  1. ARBITRATION:

Any dispute between you and Sponsor arising from or relating to these Terms and Conditions and their interpretation or the breach, termination or validity thereof, the relationships which result from these Terms and Conditions, including disputes about the validity, scope or enforceability of this arbitration provision (collectively, "Covered Disputes") will be settled by binding arbitration. Prior to initiating any arbitration, the initiating party will give the other party at least 60-days' advanced written notice of its intent to file for arbitration. Sponsor will provide such notice by email to your e-mail address on file with Sponsor and you must provide such notice by email to https://contactus.generalmills.com/.

During such 60-day notice period, the parties will endeavor to settle amicably by mutual discussions any Covered Disputes. Failing such amicable settlement and expiration of the notice period, either party may initiate arbitration. The arbitrator will conduct any arbitration proceedings by telephone or videoconference unless in-person appearances are requested by you or Sponsor and approved by the arbitrator. Any in-person appearances will be held at a location mutually agreed upon by you and Sponsor, or, in the absence of such agreement, at a location determined by the arbitrator. The arbitrator will have the power to grant whatever relief would be available in court under law or in equity and any award of the arbitrator(s) will be final and binding on each of the parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitrator will apply applicable law and the provisions of these Terms and Conditions and the failure to do so will be deemed an excess of arbitral authority and grounds for judicial review. Sponsor and you agree that any Covered Dispute hereunder will be submitted to arbitration on an individual basis only. Neither Sponsor nor you are entitled to arbitrate any Covered Dispute as a class, representative or private attorney action and the arbitrator(s) will have no authority to proceed on a class, representative or private attorney general basis. If any provision of the agreement to arbitrate in this section is found illegal or unenforceable, the remaining arbitration terms shall continue to be fully valid, binding, and enforceable (but in no case will there be a class, representative or private attorney general arbitration). These Terms and related transactions will be subject to and governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. sec. 1-16 (FAA) and, where otherwise applicable, as set forth in Minnesota hereof.

 

  1. MISCELLANEOUS:

In the event of any conflict between any details contained in these Terms and Conditions and details contained in other materials, the details of the Rewards Program as set forth in these Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be severed from the remainder of these Terms and Conditions, which will otherwise remain in full force and effect.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Terms and Conditions, or the rights and obligations of Participant, Sponsor and Administrator in connection with the Program, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Minnesota without regard to conflicts of laws principles. Subject in all cases to the Arbitration clause in Section 15, the state or federal courts located in Hennepin County, Minnesota will have exclusive jurisdiction over all actions relating to this Program or these Terms and conditions.

Sponsor's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Sponsor in writing.

The headings in these Terms and Conditions are for your convenience and reference. These headings do not limit or affect these Terms and Conditions.

These Terms and Conditions, together with those items made a part of these Terms and Conditions by reference, make up the entire agreement between Sponsor and the individuals participating in the Program, and replaces any prior understandings or agreements (whether oral or written). If a court finds any of these terms to be unenforceable or invalid, that term(s) will be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and the other terms.

 

 

  1. PRIVACY POLICY; PERSONAL INFORMATION:

By participating in the Program, each Participant expressly consents to the Sponsor, Administrator, their agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using any personal information submitted for the purpose of administering the Program and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy available at: https://www.generalmills.com/en/Company/privacy-policies/privacy-policy-US (the “Privacy Policy”). This section does not limit any other consent(s) that an individual may provide the Sponsor or others in relation to the collection, use and/or disclosure of their personal information.

Except as noted in the Privacy Policy, information collected from Participant shall be used for the purpose of administration of the Program, a Promotion (including a game), or the delivery of a Reward. Registrant's contact information will not be otherwise shared unless Participant has elected to receive additional information and promotional material from a third party partner. By becoming a Member, you agree to all of the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy. In the event of any discrepancy between the Privacy Policy and these Terms and Conditions, these Terms and Conditions shall control and govern.

 

 

 

BLUE WILDERNESS PETSMART® SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THESE TERMS CONTAIN PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU, ELIMINATE YOUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY, REQUIRE YOU TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH US ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PART OF ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION, AND THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION. SEE BELOW.

Participation in the Sweepstakes (defined below) constitutes Entrant's (defined below) full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the terms and conditions of these official rules (the “Official Rules”)

 

 

  1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD; ELIGIBILITY

 

The “Blue Buffalo PetSmart® Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 a.m., Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 1, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m., ET on June 30, 2021 ("Sweepstakes Period"). The Sweepstakes is sponsored by General Mills Inc (“Sponsor”).  The Sponsor’s address is: One General Mills Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN, 55426.

Entry to the Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C), 18 years of age or older at the time of participation (each such resident, an “Entrant”, or “you”).

Employees of the Sponsor, Snipp Interactive Inc. (the “Administrator”) and their affiliated and related companies (including, without limitation, their respective parent, sister and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotional agencies, or other party in any way involved in the development, or administration and/or marketing of this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Parties”), suppliers of materials or services related to the Sweepstakes, or a member of the immediate family or household of any such person, are excluded from participation in the Sweepstakes. In these Terms and Conditions, “immediate family” means mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and/or legal or common-law spouse, regardless of where they reside. 

Groups, clubs, organizations, businesses and commercial and non-commercial entities cannot participate in the Sweepstakes.

 

  1. TIMING The Sweepstakes will consist of twelve (10) entry periods detailed in the chart below (each an “Entry Period”). At or soon after the end of each Entry Period, the Administrator will conduct one random drawing for all Entries received during such Entry Period.

 

Sweepstakes Entry Periods

Entry Period

Entry Period Start Date (12:00:00AM ET)

Entry Period End Date. (11:59:59PM ET)

1

September 1, 2020

September 30, 2020

2

October 1, 2020

October 31, 2020

3

November 1, 2020

November 30, 2020

4

December 1, 2020

December 31, 2020

5

January 1, 2021

January 31, 2021

6

February 1, 2021

February 28, 2021

7

March 1, 2021

March 31, 2021

8

April 1, 2021

April 30, 2021

9

May 1, 2021

May 31, 2021

10

June 1, 2021

June 30, 2021

 

  1. HOW TO ENTER

There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes:

 

A. Eligible Purchase Entry: During any applicable Entry Period, Entrants who are current customers of the Sponsor, and members of the Sponsor’s Loyalty Program and who earn Points by (a) purchasing participating Blue Buffalo Wilderness line of pet food products from any PetSmart® retail stores in the Jurisdiction; (b) taking a photograph (png, jpeg, pdf, and tiff file types with a maximum file size of 10MB) of the applicable sales receipt in its entirety (such photograph, a “Receipt Image”); and (c) submitting the Receipt Image by using any of the Loyalty Program submission methods; will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Drawing (defined below) for the applicable Entry Period (each, an “Entry”), for every one (1) eligible Receipt Image submitted.   

B. Free Method of Entry: During any applicable Entry Period, Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes without making a purchase, by hand printing on a 3”x 5” card, their name, date of birth, address (including zip code), telephone number and e-mail address and mailing the card in a business size envelope to: Blue Wilderness PetSmart® Sweepstakes, 22287 Mulholland Highway, BOX 577, Calabasas, California 91302-5157. All mailed entries must be postmarked at least five (5) calendar days prior to the applicable Entry Period End Date and received by the Entry Period End Date.  Limit one (1) entry per envelope mailed.  All Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified.  

 

There is a limit of 2 Entries per person/email address/phone number per day per Entry Period regardless of method or combination of methods of Entry.  Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same Account or email address. 

 

The use of script, macro or automated devices (or any other devices intended to automate any aspect of participation) to play/Enter is prohibited. Any attempt to use multiple names or email accounts or other tactics to register or enter more than the stated limits may result in the disqualification by the judges or Sponsor from the Sweepstakes and all associated registrations, and/or Entries will be void. Registrations and Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or with the intent to subvert the registration or Entry process will be void. No mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted and all such Entries will be void.  Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes entry services) will void all entries by that entrant. By entering this Sweepstakes, each Entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by the Sponsor by telephone and/or e-mail for Sweepstakes purposes only.  The Sweepstakes Parties, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for lost, incomplete, late, delayed, inaccurate, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries, email, or failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems; lost entries, game plays, prize claims or transmissions; the cancellation or postponement of any game, any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, or communication; interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), cable, satellite or other connections including those through and/or by any website; miscommunications, failed computer hardware or software or technical failures; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed e-mail notifications; garbled, misrouted, jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, telephone, electronic, mail or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of Entries, or the announcement of the Prizes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an Entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with, corrupt, or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes or who is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any Entrant, such Entrant will be deemed, as the “authorized account holder” of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., a business, educational institution, etc.) which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Proof (to Sponsor’s satisfaction) of being the authorized account holder may be required by Sponsor.

 

  1. USE OF ENTRANT INFORMATION FOR MARKETING PURPOSES

Any personally identifiable information collected during an Entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes will be collected by or on behalf of the Sponsor and used by Sponsor, its affiliates, agents, administrators and marketers for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Sweepstakes as described in these Official Rules and in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at https://www.generalmills.com/en/Company/privacy-policies/privacy-policy-US. Entrants have the right to opt out of marketing communications as further set out in the above-mentioned privacy policy.  Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use Entrant’s name, hometown, likeness, statements, other personally identifiable information for promotional, advertising and marketing purposes in any media throughout the world without prize, incentive, consideration, consent or review; and upon request, Entrant will provide written consent to such use.

  1. SWEEPSTAKES DRAWINGS/ODDS

The Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the selection of the potential winner(s) are final and binding. 

The Administrator will conduct ten (10) randomized drawings (each a “Drawing”) on or about one (1) to three (3) business days after the applicable Entry Period End Date, from all eligible Entries received during each applicable Entry Period and in accordance with these Official Rules.  One (1) potential Prize Winner will be selected during each Drawing for a total of ten (10) potential Prize Winners. Odds of winning a Prize depend on the eligible Entries received during the applicable Entry Period.

 

  1. PRIZE AWARDING:

A potential winner becomes a “Winner” for the purposes of this Sweepstakes only after verification of eligibility by Sponsor. If such potential winner cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period, if the potential winner is ineligible, if any notification is returned undeliverable, or if the potential winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit that prize and an alternate winner may be selected from among all remaining entries for the applicable Entry Period, up to a maximum of three (3) alternates. If any alternate potential winners are disqualified, the Prize(s) will not be awarded.  All Prizes will be fulfilled directly to the mailing address supplied during registration, approximately six (6) weeks after winner confirmation is complete.

 

  1. PRIZES:

Each Drawing will have one (1) prize consisting of one (1) Physical PetSmart® Gift Card for a value of One Hundred Dollars (US$100) (the “Prize”). 

There will be a total of eleven (11) Prizes awarded in connection with the Sweepstakes (i.e., one (1) Prize per Drawing). 

The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize is One Hundred Dollars (US$100).

The ARV of all ten (10) Prizes is One Thousand Dollars (US$1,000)    

 

All aspects of each Prize will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion subject to availability.  Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion).  No substitutions except at Sponsor’s option.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute any Prize or a component thereof with a prize of equal or greater retail value, including, without limitation, but at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, a cash award.  Prizes will only be awarded to the person whose verifiable full name and valid e-mail and mailing address appears on the Entry form associated with the Entry in question. Prize winners are solely responsible for all costs and expenses that are not specifically and expressly included in the Prize description above. Winner will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes (including but not limited to federal, state, local and/or income) on the applicable Prize.

 

There is a limit of one (1) Prize per Entrant for the entire Sweepstakes (i.e., all Entry Periods).

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following specific conditions apply to each Prize:

 

This gift card is redeemable for Grooming, PetsHotel, Doggie Day Camp, and Training services and merchandise at PetSmart retail locations in the US and Canada and online. Card may not be redeemed for certain goods and services as described at the store. Gift card is non-refundable, does not expire and has no fees. It is not redeemable for cash except where required by law. Visit a PetSmart location to add value to your gift card. PetSmart and its affiliates are not responsible for, and will not replace, lost, stolen or damaged cards. PetSmart may issue new cards for the unredeemed balance of a lost, stolen or damaged card upon receipt of adequate proof of purchase and card number. For balance inquiries, see any PetSmart sales associate or call 1-800-820-6189. For the PetSmart location nearest you, please visit petsmart.com and petsmart.ca or call 1-877-473-8762.  For questions, call 1-800-820-6189. PetSmart and PetSmart Bouncing Ball logo are registered trademarks of PetSmart Home Office, Inc. This gift card is issued by PetsCard LLC. ©XXXX PetSmart, Inc. All rights reserved.

 

None of the Sponsor, the Administrator, or any entity that procures the Prizes on behalf of the Sponsor, or their respective affiliates or subsidiaries the (“Prize Supplier Parties”) makes any representation or offers any warranty, express or implied, as to the quality or fitness of a Prize awarded in connection with the Sweepstakes. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each confirmed winner understands and acknowledges that he or she may not seek reimbursement or pursue any legal or equitable remedy from either the Sponsor or any of the other Prize Supplier Parties should their Prize fail to be fit for its purpose or is in any way unsatisfactory.  For greater certainty and the avoidance of any doubt, by accepting a Prize, each confirmed winner agrees to waive all recourse against the Sponsor and all of the other Prize Supplier Parties if the Prize or a component thereof does not prove satisfactory, either in whole or in part.

 

The Sweepstakes Parties are not responsible for (as applicable) late, lost, stolen, damaged, misdirected, irregular, garbled, corrupted or undelivered Prizes or transmissions (whether sent by or to the Entrant), regardless of cause. The Sweepstake Parties are not responsible for (a) any incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by web site users, tampering, hacking or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error; (b) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of any web site (or mobile web site), Prizes or transmissions (whether sent by or to a Entrant); and (c) any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, programming or failure of email or text on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site (or mobile web site) or any combination thereof. Without limiting the foregoing, Sweepstakes Parties expressly disclaim any and all liability for Prizes or other transmissions which are not timely received in an uncorrupted form (or received at all) by Entrant due to filtering/privacy settings for email and/or text transmissions or for any other reason. Sweepstakes Parties further disclaim any and all liability for Prizes which are returned as undeliverable mail or otherwise not received by Participant for any reason.

 

 

  1. RELEASE

By participating in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and agrees that (1) under no circumstances will they be permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, and any claims, judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket expenses; (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form class action; and (3) in no event will an Entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees. BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES AND THE RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND AGENTS OF EACH, FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, WHICH MAY BE DUE TO OR ARISE OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, OR THE ACCEPTANCE, USE/MISUSE OR POSSESSION OF PRIZES, OR ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY. YOU WAIVE ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

 

  1. DISCLAIMER:

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that tampers with the entry process. Sponsor also reserves the right to terminate, suspend, cancel or modify the Sweepstakes (including the number and dates of any Entry Period) and award the prizes for the Sweepstakes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of termination using the judging procedure outlined above or in a random drawing for the Sweepstakes if for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other causes that may corrupt or impair the integrity, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes.  Sweepstakes Parties may stop you from participating in this Sweepstakes if you violate Official Rules or act, in Sponsor’s sole discretion: (a) in a manner Sponsor determines to be not fair; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other Entrant or the Sponsor; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. Should more prizes be awarded through a computer, hardware, or software malfunction, error or failure, or for any other reason, in any prize category, than are stated for that category in the Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the number of Prizes stated in the Official Rules for that category. In no event will more Prizes be awarded than that listed in Section 7 of these Official Rules

CAUTION: ANY ACT OR ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

  1. Modification and/or Termination of SWEEPSTAKES

Sponsor reserves the right to modify the Sweepstakes, including without limitation the Official Rules governing the Sweepstakes, at any time, with or without notice. Continued participation in the Sweepstakes after such action by Sponsor, constitutes acceptance of any modification to the Sweepstakes, including changes to the Official Rules.  Sponsor in its sole discretion reserves the right to shorten, extend, suspend, modify or cancel the Sweepstakes (including, without limitation, the number and duration of the Entry Period(s)) at any time, and for any reason.

 

  1. ARBITRATION:

Any dispute between an Entrant and Sponsor arising from or relating to these Official Rules and their interpretation or the breach, termination or validity thereof, the relationships which result from these Official Rules, including disputes about the validity, scope or enforceability of this arbitration provision (collectively, "Covered Disputes") will be settled by binding arbitration. Prior to initiating any arbitration, the initiating party will give the other party at least 60-days' advanced written notice of its intent to file for arbitration. Sponsor will provide such notice by email to the Entrant’s e-mail address on file with Sponsor and the Entrant must provide such notice by email to https://contactus.generalmills.com/.

During such 60-day notice period, the parties will endeavor to settle amicably by mutual discussions any Covered Disputes. Failing such amicable settlement and expiration of the notice period, either party may initiate arbitration. The arbitrator will conduct any arbitration proceedings by telephone or videoconference unless in-person appearances are requested by Entrant or Sponsor and approved by the arbitrator. Any in-person appearances will be held at a location mutually agreed upon by Entrant and Sponsor, or, in the absence of such agreement, at a location determined by the arbitrator. The arbitrator will have the power to grant whatever relief would be available in court under law or in equity and any award of the arbitrator(s) will be final and binding on each of the parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Arbitrator will apply applicable law and the provisions of these Official Rules and the failure to do so will be deemed an excess of arbitral authority and grounds for judicial review. Sponsor and Entrant agree that any Covered Dispute hereunder will be submitted to arbitration on an individual basis only. Neither Sponsor nor Entrant are entitled to arbitrate any Covered Dispute as a class, representative or private attorney action and the arbitrator(s) will have no authority to proceed on a class, representative or private attorney general basis. If any provision of the agreement to arbitrate in this section is found illegal or unenforceable, the remaining arbitration terms shall continue to be fully valid, binding, and enforceable (but in no case will there be a class, representative or private attorney general arbitration). These Terms and related transactions will be subject to and governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. sec. 1-16 (FAA) and, where otherwise applicable, as set forth in Minnesota hereof.

 

 

  1. MISCELLANEOUS:

In the event of any conflict between any details contained in these Official Rules and details contained in other materials, the details of the Sweepstakes as set forth in these Official Rules shall prevail.

If any provision of these Official Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be severed from the remainder of these Official Rules, which will otherwise remain in full force and effect.

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Participant, Sponsor and Administrator in connection with the Program, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Minnesota without regard to conflicts of laws principles. Subject in all cases to the Arbitration clause in Section 11 of these Official Rules, the state or federal courts located in Hennepin County, Minnesota will have exclusive jurisdiction over all actions relating to this Sweepstakes or these Official Rules.

Sponsor's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Sponsor in writing.

The headings in these Official Rules are for convenience and reference. These headings do not limit or affect these Official Rules.

These Official Rules, together with those items made a part of these Official Rules by reference (including, the terms an conditions of the Loyalty Program), make up the entire agreement between Sponsor and the individuals participating in the Sweepstakes, and replaces any prior understandings or agreements (whether oral or written). If a court finds any of these terms to be unenforceable or invalid, that term(s) will be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and the other terms.

 

ANYONE DEEMED BY THE SPONSOR TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE SPONSOR’S OR ADMINISTRATOR’S INTERPRETATION OF THE LETTER AND/OR SPIRIT OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES FOR ANY REASON IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR AT ANY TIME.

 

  1. PRIVACY POLICY; PERSONAL INFORMATION:

By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Participant expressly consents to the Sponsor, Administrator, their agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using any personal information submitted for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes and in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy available at: https://www.generalmills.com/en/Company/privacy-policies/privacy-policy-US (the “Privacy Policy”). This section does not limit any other consent(s) that an individual may provide the Sponsor or others in relation to the collection, use and/or disclosure of their personal information.

 

Except as noted in the Privacy Policy, information collected from Participant shall be used for the purpose of administration of the Sweepstakes, or the delivery of a Prize. Entrant’s contact information will not be otherwise shared unless Entrant has elected to receive additional information and promotional material from a third party partner. By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees to all of the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy. In the event of any discrepancy between the Privacy Policy and these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall control and govern.

 

  1. WINNERS LIST

To receive the list of winners of prizes, please send a self-addressed, stamped business-sized envelope no later than August 15, 2021 to Blue Wilderness PetSmart® Sweepstakes Winners List, 22287 Mulholland Highway, BOX 577, Calabasas, California 91302-5157.

 

SPONSOR: General Mills Inc. One General Mills Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN, 55426. All Rights Reserved.

 

ADMINISTRATOR: Snipp Interactive Inc., 6708 Tulip Hill Terrace, Bethesda MD 20816

 

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by PetSmart Inc.. PetSmart® is a registered trademark of PetSmart Inc.