TERMS & CONDITIONS
*NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS PHYSICALLY LOCATED AND RESIDING IN ALL 50 STATES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER. INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED.*
HOW TO ENTER: You may enter the Medifast 2013 Happy Afters contest through the online application beginning on or about 12:00 pm EST January 2, 2013 and ending on or about March 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. Valid entries must include a completed 2013 Medifast Happy Afters online contest form (agree to terms of application) completed success story form, and full body before and after photos that showcase a significant physical change.
Additional Entry Conditions: Sponsor (Jason Pharmaceuticals Inc.) has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, invalid, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. No mailed, telephoned, faxed, or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged, nor will proof of submission of an entry form be deemed proof of receipt.
Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants (including, without limitation, e-mail addresses) when such entrants enter the contest. Participation in the contest further constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Contest Rules and willingness to be contacted by mail, telephone, and/or email.
PRIZES: Winners will be awarded in this contest as follows:
Winners will receive one (1) round-trip transportation and lodging, transportation to Contest functions, and one (1) group dinner with Medifast executives. A winner may not substitute winnings for its cash equivalent. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any or all of the prizes with any article or service of similar or greater value at its sole discretion. Winnings may not be assigned or transferred.
Restrictions: See Eligibility section for restrictions and eligibility requirements.
ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to legal U.S. residents physically located and residing in all 50 states and who are at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void in all other U.S. territories and possessions, and where prohibited by law. The contest, and any website pages relating thereto, is intended for viewing only within the United States. The Sponsor, their respective promotions agencies, any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, partners, principals, partnerships, employees or agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and their immediate families (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, regardless of where they reside) and members of their households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this contest.
Winners must be available to travel for three (3) consecutive days between May and June. Medifast reserves the right to disqualify and replace winners who are not available to travel on selected dates.
SELECTION: All eligible entries received during the contest period will be considered.
Winners will be chosen based on the quality of their applications (including before and after photos and written story). Winners are not chosen at random. Medifast reserves the right to make all decisions. All photos become the property of Medifast and will not be returned. Winner notification will begin May 3, 2013. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her calls and e-mails for notification or other communications related to this contest. If a potential winner cannot be reached by Sponsor within forty eight (48) hours using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential winner shall forfeit the winning.
CERTAIN ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: Entrants assume all risk of loss, damage, destruction, delay or misdirection of materials/mail/email submitted to Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, without prior notice and at any time, to cancel, terminate or suspend this contest should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration of this Contest. In such case, Sponsor may select the winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if applicable) the action taken by Sponsor. At its sole discretion, Sponsor may disqualify any person whom it considers to have intentionally violated these Official Contest Rules or any element of this contest. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Contest Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and to waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Contest Rules. All prizes are awarded upon the condition that the Contest Entities shall have no liability whatsoever and shall be released, discharged, indemnified, and held harmless for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to persons or property, including death, sustained in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with or resulting from acceptance, or participation in this contest and to sign any documents requested by Sponsor to evidence this release. The Contest Entities are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by Sponsor, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by technical or human error which may occur and/or which may damage a user’s system, hardware or software or limit a participant’s ability to participate in the Contest.
Except where prohibited by law, winner agrees to permit Sponsor to use his/her name, address, city, state, photograph, videotape or any likeness for advertising or publicity purposes for no additional compensation.
WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, which shall be available after May 3, 2013 please send a separate, self-addressed stamped envelope to: Medifast, Inc., Attn: Public Relations, 11445 Cronhill Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a further condition of participating in this contest, entrant agrees that ( a ) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively, by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”); ( b ) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and ( c ) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney’s fees; and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Contest is Jason Pharmaceuticals Inc,, 11445 Cronhill Drive, Owings Mills, Maryland, 21117.