Official Rules

Tax Shelters vs. Pet Shelters: Follow the Money to the Cayman Islands Sweepstakes

by HumaneWatch

Official Rules




  1. Eligibility:  The Tax Shelters vs. Pet Shelters: Follow the Money to the Cayman Islands Sweepstakes by HumaneWatch (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia   (collectively the “Participating States”) who are 18 years of age or older (19 years or older in AL and NE) and located in the one of the Participating States at the time of entry.  Center for Organizational Research and Education (“Sponsor”) and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, retailers, sales representatives, dealers, distributors, licensees and the advertising, fulfillment, judging agency (“Promotion Administrator”) involved in the development and administration of this Promotion and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, “Promotion Parties”), and their immediate family members  and persons living in the same households of each (whether related or not) are not eligible. Void outside the Participating States and where prohibited by law.
  2. Promotion Period:  The Promotion begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on June 26, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on August 26, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”).
  3. How to Enter:

Online Entry:  During the Promotion Period, go to (“Website”) and click on the link to locate the official entry form. Follow the on-screen directions, complete all required registration fields using your Facebook id or email address and submit to enter (“Online Entry”). Entrants must complete all required information. LIMIT ONE (1) ONLINE ENTRY PER PERSON/EMAIL ADDRESS OR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.

  1. Grand Prize Drawing: On or about September 8, 2014, 2014, the Promotion Administrator will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the entire Promotion Period.
  2. Prizes, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) & Odds: One (1) Grand Prize: Trip for 2 to the Cayman Islands. The prize includes two (2) tickets in economy class from a major airport in the U.S. near winner’s residence (as determined by Sponsor; hotel accommodations (double occupancy) for three (3) days and two (2) nights, and $500 spending cash awarded in the form of a check. Total ARV of Grand Prize is up to $5,000. Winner will be required to provide ten photos of the prize trip for use by Sponsor. Winner’s travel companion must have reached the age of majority in their state of residence, unless the winner is the parent/legal guardian of the travel companion. Actual value of trip prize will depend on airfare fluctuations and point of departure. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Winner and travel companion must travel on the same itinerary and travel companion must sign travel release prior to ticketing.  Winner and travel companion must complete the trip within one (1) year from the drawing date or prize will be forfeited.  Trip must be booked at least twenty-one (21) days prior to departure.  Trip is subject to space availability and blackout dates. Travel must be round-trip. All travel arrangements/accommodations at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All travel expenses not specifically listed, including but not limited to, transportation between winner’s home and major closest airport (as determined by Sponsor), ground transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, airline fees, fuel, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses, are winner’s responsibility and must be paid by winner with a credit card at the time of booking, where applicable.

Winner and travel companion are responsible for procuring adequate documentation for international travel, if required, or personal travel insurance prior to departure, if desired. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or credit, in whole or in part, for any destination. Any expenses not specified are the sole responsibility of the winner.  No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prizes is permitted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Prizes must be accepted as awarded.  If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor 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.  Odds of winning any prize depend on the number of entries received.  At the Sponsor’s discretion, unclaimed prizes may not be awarded.

  1. General Rules:  All applicable federal, state and local laws apply.  Winner will each be contacted by telephone, email, regular mail or overnight mail, and may be required to complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, and where lawful, a publicity release within a stated amount of time. The return of any notification as undeliverable or failure to respond to notices or return any required documents in a timely manner or a determination that a potential winner is ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, as determined solely by the Promotion Administrator, may result in disqualification of the winner and forfeiture of the corresponding prize, and the choosing of an alternate winner. By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and decisions of the independent Promotion Administrator, which shall be final in all matters relating to the Promotion.

Promotion Parties are not responsible for: (i) electronic or digital transmissions or entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed, or misdirected or for non-delivered or postage-due mail; (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation of transmission, communication failures (including but not limited to failures or malfunctions of phone lines, telephone systems or other communications systems), destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, or for printing, distribution or production errors; (iii) failed or unavailable hardware, network, software or telephone transmissions; (iv) damage to entrants’ or any person’s computer; (v) causes beyond Promotion Parties’ reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion; (vi) incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by entrants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (vii) any typographical or other error in the printing or advertising related to the Promotion, in the administration or execution of the Promotion, or in the announcement/notification of prize winners; (viii) by any human, or other error, which may occur in this Promotion or (ix) cheating or fraud by any participant. All incomplete or non-conforming entries will be disqualified.

If for any reason this Promotion cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to infection by 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, fairness or proper conduct of this Promotion, or if this Promotion is compromised or becomes corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, Promotion Administrator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void suspect entries/entrants and/or modify, suspend and/or terminate this Promotion. If the Promotion is terminated before the stated end date of the Promotion Period, the Promotion Administrator will select any remaining winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received through all entry methods combined as of the time/date of termination.

Promotion Administrator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process, who acts in a disruptive or unfair manner, or who attempts to enter using any automatic or programmed entry method, or any entry service.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY CORRUPT OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND/OR PROMOTION ADMINISTRATOR RESERVE THE RIGHT PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  1. Release & Waiver: By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Promotion Parties from and against any and all liability, loss, injuries or damages associated with participation in this Promotion or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize received in this Promotion. By participating in this Promotion, entrants waive all rights to claim punitive, indirect, incidental and consequential damages, attorneys’ fees or any damages other than actual out-of-pocket costs incurred to participate.
  2. Publicity: Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its agencies to use winners’ names, voices and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and publicity in all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without additional compensation or notice, unless prohibited by law.
  3. Privacy: The personal information collected through this Promotion is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy located at /privacy_policy/.  By entering this Promotion, you agree to the use of your personal information as described in the above Privacy Policy. In the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, these Official Rules shall take precedence.
  4. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction: This Promotion is offered only in the United States and is governed by the laws of the Virginia.  By entering, entrants irrevocably consent to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Virginia for any action, suit or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Promotion.
  5. Winners’ List:  To view the winners’ list for this Promotion, please /winner_list/. The winners’ list will be available after winner validation has been completed.
  6. Sponsor: Center for Organizational Research and Education, PO Box 34557, Washington, DC 20043.

All trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. Manufacturers of the prizes offered in this Promotion do not sponsor or endorse this Promotion and are not affiliated with the Sponsor or Promotion Administrator in any way.