Wyland National – Mayor’s Challenge For Water Conservation – Win a 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE 3.5L 5-Cyl

Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation Sweepstakes Rules
1. SPONSOR: Wyland Foundation, 30265 Tomas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
92688, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is solely responsible for all aspects of
this Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”).
2. ENTRY: This Sweepstakes will be conducted commencing at 12:01 AM PDT
April 1, 2021 and ending at 11:59 PM PDT April 30, 2021 (“Entry Period”). During
the applicable Entry Period, you may enter such Sweepstakes at
www.mywaterpledge.com by: (1) Signing up with your Facebook account or
email address (2) Entering your city (If entering via Facebook, individuals will be
auto-assigned to compete on behalf of the city associated with the individual’s
Facebook account) (3) Taking the “My Water Pledge” and making at least one
commitment on behalf of your city to reduce your environmental impact; (4)
Checking the entry box agreeing to participate in the prize giveaway; and (5)
Completing the required fields in the online entry form. Normal Internet access
and usage charges imposed by your online service will apply. You understand
that by participation in these Sweepstakes, if you are a potential winner, the
Sponsor may contact you via email, mail or by phone. It is your sole responsibility
to notify the Sponsor in writing if you change your contact information before the
Sweepstakes ends. For purposes of these Official Rules (“Rules”), all times and
days are Pacific Time. People may also enter the Sweepstakes by providing the
same information required in (1) through (5) hereinabove by clearly printing on
standard sized, white paper, and mailing it to Wyland Foundation, 30265 Tomas,
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688. Mail entrants must clearly write on the same
document that they commit to the My Water Pledge on behalf of their city to
reduce their environmental impact and sign the Pledge. Entries by mail are
eligible for all prizes for which they qualify. Mail entries must be postmarked by
April 30, 2021 and received by May 5, 2021.
3. LIMITATIONS: All Entries for each Sweepstakes must be made during the
applicable Entry Period. Only one Entry per person is permitted for the Winning
Cities Prize Pool. Only one Email Account may be used by each participant.
Each person may enter / participate only once during the entry period. It is not
permitted to have more than one entrant use the same Email Account to enter. In
the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry,
the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the natural person who is the
“authorized account holder” assigned to the Account. Should the Sponsor in its
sole judgment determine that an Entry was made by any method other than set
forth above in Section 2, including Entry by any automated system, said Entry will
be void and the Entrant will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. An improper
entry may also result in the disqualification of the entire city at Sponsor’s sole
discretion. Persons of any age may make a commitment to reduce their
environmental impact via www.mywaterpledge.com, however, prize redemptions
and qualifications are open only to persons who, upon entering, are 18 years or
older; U.S. Residents; legal residents of the City entered (collectively, “Territory”);
and persons who are not employees, officers or members of the board of
directors of Wyland Foundation; its parent, subsidiary, affiliated or successor
companies; the advertising, promotional or fulfillment agencies of any of them
(individually and collectively, “Entities”) nor members of their households or
immediate family members. Neither the Entities, nor any of their officers,
directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives (individually and
collectively, “Releasees”) are responsible for Entries from persons residing, or
physically located, outside the Territory, or Entries that are altered, delayed,
deleted, destroyed, forged, fraudulent, illegible, improperly accessed, inaccurate,
incomplete, interrupted, irregular in any way, late, lost, misdirected, multiple, non-
delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized, unintelligible or otherwise not in
compliance with these Rules; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network,
server or other connections; miscommunications; failed phone, computer
hardware or software or telephone transmissions; technical failures; unauthorized
human intervention; traffic congestion; garbled or jumbled transmissions;
undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering;
insufficient space in entrant’s email account to receive email; or other errors of
any kind, whether due to electronic, human, mechanical, printing, production or
technical errors or other causes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the
Releasees. Each of such potential Entries will be disqualified. This Sweepstakes,
or any portion of it, is void where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all
applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations.
4. PROCEDURES: 1) Cities within the 50 United States and the District of
Columbia will compete on a national basis in the following population categories
for 2021: (5,000- 29,999 residents, 30,000 – 99,999 residents, 100,000- 299,999
residents, 300,000- 599,999 residents, and 600,000+ residents), as outlined at
www.mywaterpledge.com. 2) Individuals will enter the name of their city at
www.mywaterpledge.com in the space provided and will compete on behalf of
that city. If entering by Facebook, individuals will be auto-assigned to compete on
behalf of the city associated with the individual’s Facebook account. 3) Cities’
population category criteria will be defined by the 2010 U.S. Census. 4) The city
with the highest percentage of residents who take the challenge in their
population category will be classified as a Winning City (Five winning cities
collectively known as “Winning Cities”). A weighting formula will be applied to
each city’s population to provide equal value to each entry relative to population
size. A bonus percentage of up to 10% will be added to each city’s final score
based on the number of MyVolunteer Water Projects undertaken throughout the
preceding 12-month period. To qualify as a Winning City for 2021, any Winning
City from the previous year must qualify with the highest percentage of residents
who take the challenge in their population criteria and achieve a ten percent
(10%) growth in residential participation over their prior year performance. 5) A
participating mayor is not a precondition for winning. 6) All Entries must be
received during the applicable Entry Period. Within ninety (90) days after April
30, 2021, in a random drawing, the potential winners for such Sweepstakes will
be selected from all eligible Entries received from the Winning Cities for such
Sweepstakes (“Winners”). Odds of winning Sweepstakes depend on the total
number of eligible Entries received for such Sweepstakes. 7) *Residents in cities
with a population under 5,000 and ALL participants in the Sweepstakes will be
entered in a separate prize drawing for a $500 Home Improvement Store
shopping spree and will be eligible for Daily Prizes.
1) Grand Prize FREE Utilities for a Year payable to winner in the form of a
$3,000 check. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $3,000.
2) Fifty (50)Toro® Bluetooth
Hose End Timer (Total prize package ARV $52);
3) One hundred and twenty five (125) Gift Cards to Shop online at Hobie Surf
Shop, the most sustainable retailer in the surf industry (ARV $25);
4) One hundred (100) Petal reusable hand soap bottles and soap pods (ARV
5) Twenty-Five (25) $25 E-Gift Card for Home Improvement Store;
6) Ten (10) Wyland Foundation Whale Tail Hat (ARV $28);
Residents residing in cities with fewer than 5,000 residents and residents of Non-
Winning Cities will not be eligible for the Winning Cities total prize pool. All
participating residents who have opted in to take part in the Sweepstakes
(including cities with fewer than 5,000 residents) will be placed in a separate
drawing to win a $500 shopping spree at a Home Improvement store and will be
eligible for Daily Prizes.
participating residents (including cities with fewer than 5,000 residents) will be
eligible to win daily prizes and placed in a drawing to win a $500 shopping spree
at a Home Improvement store.
C) DAILY PRIZES: 30 Daily prizes will be drawn at random during the month of
April 2021 from among all participating residents (including cities and
unincorporated areas with fewer than 5,000 residents) and participants who
complete the refer-a-friend process or submit entry by mail. Participants are
defined as individuals who successfully complete the waterpledge submission
process. Those participants who then forward a link provided by the Sponsor at
www.mywaterpledge.com to a friend, who in turn successfully completes the
waterpledge submission process will be provided with additional entries for the
Daily Prizes. Participants will receive one additional entry for each friend referred
through the refer-a-friend process or by mail entry, as set forth above. Said mail
entry for the refer-a-friend process must include the name and email information
for a friend. Daily Bonus Prizes: If an individual refers a friend who wins, the
individual will receive a prize if the friend uses the individual’s referral link.
Total daily prize pool includes:
1) Five (5) Toro Bluetooth Hose End Timer. (Total prize package ARV
2) Five (5) Gift Cards for Hobie Surf Shops (ARV $50)
3) Five (5) Petal reusable hand soap bottles and soap pods (ARV $25);
3) Five (5) Wyland Foundation Stacked Pledge Bracelets (ARV $39);
4) Ten (10) Wyland Foundation Whale Tail Hat (ARV $28);
Should the Sponsor in its sole judgment determine that a referral was made by
any method other than the referral code provided by Sponsor or pursuant to the
rules for mail entry, including referral by any automated system, said referral will
be void and the referrer will be disqualified from the Daily Prize Giveaway and
the Sweepstakes.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Sponsor reserves the right to provide additional
prizes. The prizes cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or
offer. All prize values are stated in United States dollars. If for some
unanticipated reason, a stated prize is unavailable, Sponsor has the right to
substitute one or more items of equal or greater value, at its sole and absolute
discretion. No prize is exchangeable, transferrable, or redeemable for cash. The
Winner(s) are solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable
federal, state, provincial, local or other statutes, regulations, and other laws and
for bearing any personal income, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or
other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to any prize. THE
One (1) 501c3 non-profit charity will receive a 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
XLE 3.5L 5-Cyl. Approximate Retail Value is $41,000. How to qualify: During
the Sweepstakes Period eligible participants are invited to participate by visiting
the www.mywaterpledge website and complete the Sweepstakes entry form.
Once there, they will be asked to use the field provided to nominate a non-profit
public charity within their city that they believe would benefit from the donation of
a Toyota Highlander Hybrid XLE. At the end of the Sweepstakes period, charities
with the most nominations from each Winning City will be invited within 30 days
to submit a survey stating how the donation of a Highlander Hybrid XLE would
help their charity to better serve their community. The survey will be judged on
three criteria: 1) the demonstrated need for the vehicle by the charity; 2) the
benefit to the service area of the charity from the vehicle; and 3) the long-term
plan for the intended use of the vehicle by the charity. The sponsor at its sole
discretion will select the recipient based upon review of the survey within 90 days
of the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.
Additional Details Relating to Vehicle Prize for Charitable Organization, include:
a. All charity nominations must be made by Sweepstakes participants who
are 18 years old at the time of entering the Sweepstakes, be an individual
legally residing in the United States;
b. The winning charity of the prize vehicle may not have board members who
are officers or members of the board of directors of Toyota Motor Sales,
U.S.A., Inc. (“TMS”), its parent, subsidiary, affiliated or successor
companies; the advertising, promotional or fulfillment agencies of any of
them (Individually and collectively, “Entities”) nor members of their
households or immediate family members, nor an individual domiciled with
any such employee;
c. The winning charity of the prize vehicle may not have board members who
are officers or members of the board of directors of Wyland Foundation, its
parent, subsidiary, affiliated or successor companies; the advertising,
promotional or fulfillment agencies of any of them (Individually and
collectively, “Entities”) nor members of their households or immediate
family members, nor an individual domiciled with any such employee;
d. Winning charity must be a non-profit public charity in good standing with
the state office of the attorney general.
e. Prizes are non-transferable, and no substitutions on any prizes (except
that the Wyland Foundation and/or Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. (“TMS”
or “Toyota”) reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater
f. TMS shall not have any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any
property loss, damage, personal injury, or death, in connection with the
prizes provided pursuant to the Sweepstakes; provided, however, that
TMS shall be solely responsible for any express written limited warranties
specifically set forth in the applicable Owner’s Guide for the Grand Prize
g. The depiction of the Vehicle in any advertising or promotional materials
may not reflect the actual vehicle delivered to the winner;
h. The Sweepstakes shall be staged in compliance with all applicable
federal, state and local laws;
i. The winner shall be required to execute and notarize an affidavit of
eligibility and liability/publicity release and return such affidavit to the
Wyland Foundation within fourteen (14) days of being selected as a
winner or an alternative winner may be selected;
j. If the winning charity is located within a reasonable distance of TMS’s
Plano, Texas headquarters’ offices, the winner shall execute the
necessary paperwork and take delivery of the Grand Prize Vehicle at
TMS’s principal place of business in Plano, Texas. Otherwise, TMS shall
use reasonable efforts to have the Grand Prize Vehicle delivered to the
authorized Toyota dealership closest to the winner’s primary location in
the continental United States; however all entrants residing in Alaska and
Hawaii will be solely responsible for the prize pick-up and delivery,
whether by shipper, agent or the winner in person.
k. Toyota will be responsible for initial year of title and registration. Any other
costs, including without limitation any travel, insurance or transportation
costs, associated with winning the Grand Prize Vehicle, will be the
responsibility of the winner.
l. Toyota shall not be responsible for delays in delivery of the Grand Prize
Vehicle, and delivery is subject to availability. Toyota, however, shall use
all reasonable efforts, subject to availability, to deliver the Grand Prize
Vehicle within two hundred and ten (210) days after receipt of the
aforementioned items/information. The winner shall bear all risk of loss or
damage to the Grand Prize Vehicle after it has been delivered to the
specified delivery site. The winner must personally retrieve the Grand
Prize Vehicle within fourteen (14) days of written notification of delivery
and must present adequate personal identification and evidence of legally
required insurance (or an alternative winner shall be selected and the
original winner’s rights to the Grand Prize Vehicle shall be automatically
forfeited); and
m. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Wyland Foundation
and Toyota and/or their designees to use the winner’s name, address,
photograph, testimonial or other likeness and/or prize information or
personal exposition (and/or any edited portion thereof) for promotional,
advertising and/or publicity purposes in any media, now or hereafter
known throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation or notice
to, or further consent of, the winner to the greatest extent permitted by
n. Winning charity agrees to provide an end of year report at the conclusion of the
first and second year after winning the prize vehicle.
6. WINNERS: The winners for each Sweepstakes will be notified via email or by
telephone at the number they provided within ninety (90) days following the
conclusion of Sweepstakes. Entries submitted using the Facebook feature will be
contacted based on the information provided by the individual’s Facebook
account. Sponsor is not responsible for changes to contact information provided
by potential winner that may interfere with winner notification. To claim the prize,
winners will be required to respond by email and provide full name, email
address, physical mailing address and phone number to this email address:
mayorschallenge@wylandfoundation.org. This email shall include the name and
city of residence in the subject line. Unless specified otherwise, prizes will be
mailed to the address provided during the entry process. At the sole discretion of
the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner
may result from any of the following: [1] potential winner’s failure to respond to
notification within forty eight (48) hours after its transmission; [2] the failure of
notification due to deactivation of the potential winner’s Email and Telephone
Accounts prior to receipt of notification; [3] potential winner’s failure to provide
sufficient contact information; [4] potential winner’s failure to provide Sponsor
with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; [5] potential winner’s failure
to validly claim any prize within five (5) days after it is sent and [6] any other non-
compliance with Rules. In the event of a prize forfeiture, the Sponsor may, in its
sole discretion, award or not award the forfeited prize to an alternate winner. All
taxes are solely the responsibility of each winner.
7. CONDITIONS: By entering these Sweepstakes and/or accepting any prize you
may win, you agree, represent and warrant that: [1] you will be bound by the
Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions, which shall be final in all respects; [2] the
Entry becomes solely the Sponsor’s property and will not be acknowledged or
returned; [3] you release and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all
liability for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including without
limitation, death and bodily injury, resulting, in whole or in part, directly or
indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss
or misdirection of any prize; participation in the Sweepstakes or any
Sweepstakes-related activity or travel or from any interaction with, or
downloading of, computer Sweepstakes information; [4] the Releasees do not
make any representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, relating to
any Sweepstakes or prizes; [5] winner’s acceptance of any prize constitutes the
grant to Sponsor and assigns of an unconditional right to use winner’s name,
address (city and state only), voice, likeness, photograph, biographical and prize
information, statements about the promotion and/or live and taped performances
of interviews for any programming, publicity, advertising and promotional
purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law; [6] in
the event viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, Acts of God, acts or
regulations of any governmental or supra-national authority, war, national
emergency, accident, fire, riot, strikes, lock-outs, industrial disputes, acts of
terrorism or other matters beyond the Sponsor’s reasonable control, corrupt,
prevent or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of any
Sweepstakes, so that it cannot be conducted as originally planned, Sponsor has
the right, in its sole discretion, to modify the Rules or to cancel, modify, terminate
or suspend such Sweepstakes; and in such event, to select a winner by such
method as Sponsor in its sole discretion shall consider equitable; [7] the
Releasees are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or
administration of any Sweepstakes, including but not limited to: errors in the
advertising, Rules and selection and announcement of the winner; [8] the
Releasees are not responsible for any inability of any winner to accept or use any
prize (or any portion thereof) for any reason; [9] Sponsor has the right to modify
prize award procedures at its sole discretion; [10] the Releasees are not
responsible for changes to computer or online network provider functions that
may interfere with Sweepstakes or participant’s ability to timely enter and [11]
Releasees are not responsible for any failure of delivery of winner notification.
8. YOUR PRIVACY: Wyland Foundation maintains the following privacy policies
in regard to the information that you choose to supply us, and adheres to a strict
privacy policy that allows for unsubscribing or opting-out of any future
A) Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions Participation in the Sweepstakes
is completely voluntary. Information requested may include personal contact
information such as your name, shipping and email addresses. Contact
information will be used to notify winners, award prizes and contact users with
further information about Wyland Foundation programs and events, as well as
the programs and events of Wyland Foundation non-profit partners. Should you
desire to be excluded from communications regarding Wyland Foundation
programs and the programs and events of Wyland Foundation’s non-profit
partners, please send a statement in writing to Wyland Foundation, 30265
Tomas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688, stating that you wish to not be
contacted. Please note that your personal information will not be sold or provided
to third parties without your express consent. However, we may use an
intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users’
personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. Survey
information will be used for the purposes of monitoring or improving use and
satisfaction of the Wyland Foundation web site.
B) Cookies A cookie is a piece of data placed on your hard drive when you visit
our site. We may use cookies to help us recognize you when you come back to
our site. We may also use cookies to help us monitor traffic on our site. This
information may be aggregated in an anonymous manner. You can select to
have our web site remember your email address and password on your specific
computer when you login. This information will be stored in a cookie on your hard
drive that will only be used when you return to the site to login again.
C) Session Cookies A cookie is a piece of data placed on your hard drive when
you visit our site. We use session cookies to help you navigate through the
actions on our site when you log in, but they contain no personally identifiable
information about you. We may also use cookies to help us monitor traffic on our
site. This information may be aggregated in an anonymous manner. This will help
us better tailor our site and provide you with offers that we think may be of
interest to you.
D) IP Addresses and Environmental Variables Wyland Foundation may also
collect information through IP addresses or environmental variables. An “IP
address” is a number used by computers on the network to identify your
computer so that data can be transmitted to you. “Environmental variables”
include, among other things, the domain from which you access the Internet, the
time you accessed our web site, type of web browser and operating system or
platform used, the Internet address of the web site you left to visit Wyland
Foundation, the names of the pages you visit while at our web site, and the
Internet address of the web site you then visit. We collect all of this information to
allow us to detect broad demographic trends, to provide information tailored to
your interests and to enhance your experience on Wyland Foundation and / or
affiliate web sites. This information may be aggregated in an anonymous
E) User Control Over Collection and Use of Information Wyland Foundation
provides you with the following choices regarding the use of your information:
You may set your browser to: (1) inform you when cookies are being set before a
cookie is stored; (2) not accept cookies at all; and (3) erase all cookies from your
hard drive. However, if you choose to reject or erase cookies, your ability to
navigate our site may be limited. You may choose not to provide Wyland
Foundation with any contact information. However, if you do so, we will be
unable to enter you in any Sweepstakes or contests. Additionally, your ability to
navigate our site may be limited. If you would like to opt-out of receiving some or
all further information from Wyland Foundation, either (1) take the opportunity to
opt out wherever personally identifiable information is collected, (2) take the
opportunity to opt out in links on the bottom of email we send to you.
F) Facebook account holders who opt to take the challenge using their
Facebook account agree to share their profile and friend list with “Sponsor.” The
Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with
G) Policies for Children (Individuals Under 13 Years of Age) The Wyland
Foundation encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their
children and to participate in the activities offered on the sites. We encourage
parents and guardians to take an active role to protect the privacy of their
children and to prevent inappropriate use of information about their children.
Wyland Foundation does not actively seek to collect personal information about
children under 13 through its website and no information should be submitted by
Guests under 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian.
Parents and guardians should instruct their children never to give out real names
or any other identifying information over the Internet without first getting parental
permission. If a Parent or Guardian wishes the Wyland Foundation to delete any
information provided to the Wyland Foundation by their under 13 year old child,
decline to have that information shared with third parties, and/or opt out of any
future collection or use of that information, they may contact Wyland Foundation
Data Management.
H) Links This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we,
Wyland Foundation, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other
sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read
the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally
identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information
collected by Wyland Foundation.
9. RULES & WINNERS’ LIST: Winning Cities will be announced before or during
the week of May 24, 2021. Individual Prize Winners will be announced some time
between May 1, 2021- August 31, 2021. For names of winners (which will be
available after August 31, 2021) and/or Rules (before May 1, 2021), see
information available at www.mywaterpledge.com or send an email to
mayorschallenge@wylandfoundation.org. Please include in the subject line:
Rules and Winners Request – Mayor’s Challenge. Or mail a written request,
along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to: Wyland Foundation, Attn:
Rules and Winners Request – Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, 30265
Tomas, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688.
Foundation is not a licensor or licensee of any of the partners, products or
affiliates for this Sweepstakes. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION AND
PARTICULAR PURPOSE for any of the products and prizes provided herein.
Wyland Foundation is independent from and not responsible for any of the
entities providing prizes and support for this Sweepstakes and therefore we are
not responsible for the opinions or representations made by any affiliate, partners
or donors. The statements made by our affiliates and sponsors are not
necessarily the opinion of the Wyland Foundation.