Hill’s Science Diet – Best Year Ever Instant Win Game Sweepstakes

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GAME PERIOD: The Hill’s Science Diet Best. Year. Ever. Instant Win Game (the “Game”) begins 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 1/8/2018 and ends 11:59 pm ET on 4/30/2018 (the “Game Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Game.

ELIGIBILITY: The Game is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who, as of the date of game play, are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Employees of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), their respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies, including Don Jagoda Associates, Inc. (the “Administrator”), and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and household members of each (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate or win a Prize. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

HOW TO PLAY THE INSTANT WIN GAME: During the Game Period, you may access the Game by visiting www.ScienceDiet.com/BestYearEver (the “Website”). To play, you must first complete the registration form with the following information:

Full name (required)

Email address (required)

Mailing address (required)

Date of birth (required)

Select pet type (dog or cat – required)

Opt-in to receive communication from Hill’s about products, offers and programs. I understand that my information will be used as set forth in the Hill’s Privacy Policy. (not required)

Opt-in I attest that I have adhered to the Official Rules governing this Game (required)

Once the registration form is submitted, you will be able to play the scratch off game. Scratch the area where indicated (“game play”) to see if you have won. All on-screen wins are subject to verification. All game plays become the property of Sponsor. Receipt of online game plays may be acknowledged, but such acknowledgment does not constitute any representation as to Game eligibility. Limit one (1) game play per person per day during the Game Period. More than one game play per day from any one person will void all game plays for that person. Use of computer programs and other automatic means to play is prohibited. Game plays generated by script or bot are not eligible. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service provider will apply.

AVAILABLE PRIZES, APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV’S”) AND APPROXIMATE ODDS OF WINNING AN INSTANT WIN PRIZE: (2,016 total): See the chart below for the Instant Win Prizes (“Prize”) and ARVs for each Prize.

# of Winners
Odds of Winning

16 Instant Grand Prize – one per week
A year’s supply of pet food awarded in the form of 12 coupons valued at $56.99 each
$683.88 each

500 Instant First Prizes
A small bag of pet food awarded in the form of a coupon valued at $14.99 each
$14.99 each

1,500 Instant Second Prizes
A can of pet food awarded in the form of a coupon valued at $2.29 each
$2.29 each

A “week” is defined as each Monday through each Sunday during the Game Period except for the last week, which is Monday, April 23, 2018 through Monday, April 30, 2018. The ARV of Prizes listed are subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules, and the date the Prizes are awarded. Coupons are subject to expiration dates and any other restrictions stated on the coupons. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and all other costs and expenses associated with Prize not specified herein as being awarded. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent permitted by winners. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute any Prize with one of comparable or greater value. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s discretion. Prizes are awarded “as is.” Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on the Prize (if any) shall be subject to the manufacturer’s terms. Winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturer for any such warranty and/or guarantee. Any unclaimed Prizes will not be awarded. Limit one (1) Prize per person.

PRIVACY: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://www.hillspet.com/en/us/legal-statement-and-privacy-policy. By participating in the Game, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.

VERIFICATION/ WINNER NOTIFICATION: All winners are subject to confirmation, verification of eligibility by Administrator and compliance with these Official Rules in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Instant Grand Prize Winners will be required to complete sign and return via email/mail, an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and, where lawful, a Publicity Release prepared by the Sponsor, which, among other things: (i) confirms compliance with these Official Rules; and (ii) confirms the release, representation and warranties and indemnification specified herein, within five (5) days of attempted notification or Prize will be forfeited. Entrant’s (or parent/legal guardian if Entrant is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence) failure to timely return the documents shall result in his/her forfeiture of his/her Prize. Once eligibility is confirmed Prizes will be fulfilled (to the address provided at registration) approximately 4-6 weeks after the conclusion of the Game Period. Return of any Prize as undeliverable will result in disqualification and Prize will be forfeited.

All material submitted becomes the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. If, due to an error of any kind, more winning names are determined as instant winners, or more Prizes are claimed than are intended to be awarded according to Rule #4, the intended Prize(s) will be awarded in a random drawing from among all verified Prize claims received. In no event will the Sponsor be obligated to award more than the stated number of Prizes. The Sponsor and its agencies assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Game. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for any Prize will be permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor due to Prize unavailability for any reason and, in such circumstance, an alternate Prize/prize component of equal value will be awarded and the Sponsor’s obligation to the winners will be fulfilled, and no other additional compensation will be provided. No responsibility or liability is assumed for damages, losses or injury resulting from acceptance or use of the Prize. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 4-6 weeks after the conclusion of the Game Period.

GENERAL RULES: By participating in the Game, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor/Administrator. Decisions of Administrator are final on all matters relating to the Game. All game plays will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of game play/entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible 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 the Game or by any human error which may occur in the Game. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Game if any aspect of the Game becomes technically corrupted, and award any Prizes claimed prior to cancellation. The Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the game play process or the operation of the Game; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Game may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Sponsor and its agencies and each party’s respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in the Game or the awarding of Prizes. Winners hereby release Sponsor, Administrator, their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, agencies, co-branders or other partners, and any of its employees (collectively, the “Game Indemnitees”), harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Game Indemnitees due to or arising out of their participation in the Game, or use of any Prizes, or use of their name, likeness or photograph.

GOVERNING LAW: The Game and the Official Rules shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Kansas, without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Entrants submit to exclusive personal jurisdiction in Kansas and agree that any dispute shall be brought in the state or federal courts in Kansas. You agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with the Game or any Prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Kansas; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Game, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (c) notwithstanding the foregoing, you waive the right to claim any damages, whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages.

WINNERS: For the names of the winners, available after 5/15/2018, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by 5/31/2018 to: Hill’s Science Diet Best. Year. Ever. Instant Win. Winners, 100 Marcus Drive, Dept.: KL, Melville, NY 11747.

SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sponsor of the Game is Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc., 400 SW 8th St., Topeka, KS 66603. The Administrator of the Game is Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747 USA.