NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
DATES OF PROMOTION: The “2015 Certificate of Authenticity” Promotion (the “Promotion”) begins on January 3, 2015 and ends on December 31, 2015 (the “Promotion Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible for entry into the Promotion, you must be a legal, permanent United States resident residing in the fifty (50) continental United States or the District of Columbia and 18 years of age or older with a unique valid Social Security number at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). Employees and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live, or persons living in same household, whether related or not) of (a) Transitions Optical Inc. (“Sponsor”) or any of its affiliates, and each of their respective franchisees, affiliates, contractors, consultants, legal counsel, public relations representatives, distributors, sales representatives and retailers, (b) National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Promotion Administrator”), or (c) any website providers, webmasters, advertising or promotional, fulfillment, or marketing agencies, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of the Promotion (each, a “Promotion Entity”), are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. THE PROMOTION IS VOID IN PUERTO RICO, U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS OUTSIDE OF THE 50 CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND WHERE RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW. Any Entrant that has previously won the Grand Prize in a Certificate of Authenticity Promotion will not be eligible to win the Grand Prize in the “2015 Certificate of Authenticity” Promotion.
HOW TO PLAY: There are two (2) ways to enter the Promotion:
1. AT RETAIL WITH PURCHASE: Visit a participating Eyecare Professional Practice between open and close of business during the Promotion Period to receive a Certificate of Authenticity (“COA”) by purchasing a pair of Transitions lenses. Upon completion of purchasing a pair of Transitions lenses, Entrant will have received a 14 or 15-digit COA code (the “Code”) within their certificate. Entrant must enter the Code at www.transitions.com/COA by 11:59 pm ET on January 2, 2016 to play and reveal their instant win status. Entrant must enter the Code and complete and submit the Official Online Entry form, in its entirety, with the required information to reveal their instant win status.
CONSENT TO MARKETING: The Sponsor may, with the Entrant’s consent, use the contact information provided by the Entrant for the purpose of sending email marketing about similar products or services in accordance with applicable law. The option for the Entrant to opt-out of receiving such emails will be included in all marketing communications.
2. MAIL-IN WITHOUT A PURCHASE: To play without making a purchase at retail, send a 3x5 card containing the following information, Full Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Date of Birth, phone number, and email and send to: “2015 Certificate of Authenticity” Code Request, PO Box 10850, Rochester, NY 14610. Mail-in requests must be postmarked by December 14, 2015 and received by December 21 2015 in order to be eligible. Promotion Administrator will play on Entrants’ behalf and Entrant will be notified only if they are an instant win prize winner. Limit one (1) request per envelope, mailed separately. Neither the Sponsor nor the Promotion Entities will verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, insufficient postage, or damaged mailed entries.
Regardless of the method used to enter the Promotion, either via Retail or Mail-in or a combination of the two, the maximum number of entries allowed during the Promotion is five (5) per person/email address.
In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the Entrant submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the account by the Promotion computer system responsible for assigning accounts to eligible Entrants. Potential prize winners may be required to show proof that they are the authorized account holder.
Neither the Sponsor nor any Promotion Entity is responsible for any entry that is lost, late, misdirected or undeliverable, whether due to system errors, omissions, interruption, deletions, defects, delay in operations or transmissions, theft or destruction, or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise.
Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different e-mail addresses, identities, registrations, logins, and/or any other methods, including, but not limited to automated entry, will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Promotion. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same e-mail address. Neither the Sponsor nor the Promotion Administrator will verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify those entries deemed to be inappropriate or in violation of the Promotion (as defined solely by the Sponsor).
HOW TO WIN: All Codes must be redeemed at www.transitions.com/COA between 12:00 am ET on January 3, 2015 and 11:59 pm ET on January 2, 2016 (the “Redemption Period”). Twenty-four (24) random, computer-generated winning times will be created by the Promotion computer system to award the instant win prizes (each an “Instant Win Prize”). The Promotion computer is the “official computer” and official time keeping device for the Promotion. Instant Win Prizes will be awarded at random using the computer generated winning times by the Promotion computer system to an instant win prize winner (an “Instant Win Prize Winner”). There will be approximately two (2) randomly computer-generated winning times per month. A month is defined as a calendar month except for the first and last month of the Redemption Period in which the first month starts at 12:00 am ET January 3, 2015 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on January 31, 2015 and the last month starts at 12:00 am ET December 1, 2015 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on January 2, 2016.
ODDS: The number of available Instant Win Prizes will be reduced by the equivalent number of Instant Win Prizes won during the Redemption Period; consequently, the odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and the date and time in which the entry was submitted during the Redemption Period.
Upon receiving an instant-win message, your Instant Win Prize will be sent to the address supplied on the Official Online Entry form. If for any reason, including but not limited to a technical error or other error, more Instant Win Prizes are claimed in a category than the number set forth in these Official Rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims for that Instant Win Prize will be entered into a random drawing to select Instant Win Prize Winners for only the advertised number of Instant Win Prizes in that category. Only the number of Instant Win Prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded.
GRAND PRIZE DRAWING: On or about January 8, 2016, a grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing conducted under the supervision of the Promotion Administrator from all eligible entries received during the Redemption Period in order to award the Grand Prize (defined in the “PRIZES” section of these Official Rules). The Promotion Administrator’s decisions are based on their sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules, and are final and binding in all respects. Entries having already won an Instant Win Prize are eligible to win the Grand Prize. Odds of winning the Grand Prize are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received during the Redemption Period.
GRAND PRIZE: One (1) grand prize of Eyeglasses for Life will be awarded (the “Grand Prize”). The Grand Prize includes one (1) eye exam and one (1) pair of eyeglasses with Transitions® lenses and anti-reflective coating including frame of choice per year for 20 years. In the event that the Grand Prize should become unavailable during the 20 year term, the Sponsor has the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for the value remaining to be awarded. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $10,000 based on $500 per year for 20 years.
INSTANT WIN PRIZE: Twenty-four (24) Instant Win Prizes of a $25 American Express gift card will be awarded. ARV of each Instant Win Prize is $25. Total ARV of all Instant Win Prizes is $600.
Total ARV of all prizes to be awarded is $10,600.
Names of prize manufacturers are used solely for the purpose of identification of the prize. No endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or approval from American Express for this Promotion is intended or implied.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit of one (1) Instant Win Prize per person/household. All prize winners will be solely responsible for any applicable taxes (federal, state, local and/or income) and any expenses not listed herein related to the acceptance and use of a prize. Prizes are not transferable except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Except where prohibited by law, the prize winner’s entry and acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Promotion Entities to use said prize winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information and voice on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without additional compensation (TN residents will not be required to sign a Publicity Release as a condition of winning the Grand Prize).
GRAND PRIZE: Grand Prize Winner will be notified by email within seven (7) days of the Grand Prize drawing date. Except where prohibited, the potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign and return to the Promotion Administrator, within the date and/or time indicated in the notification email, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and Public Release Form and W-9 form (the “Paperwork”) in order to claim the Grand Prize (TN residents will not be required to sign a Publicity Release as a condition of winning the Grand Prize). If the potential Grand Prize Winner: i) fails to return the Paperwork within the date and time indicated in the notification email, or ii) the notification email is returned as undeliverable, or iii) is found to be ineligible, or iv) does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Grand Prize Winner will be selected through a random drawing by the Promotion Administrator from the remaining non winning eligible entries. The value associated with the Grand Prize may be taxable as income if the Grand Prize exceeds $600 in value in a given year. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any taxes, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state and local taxes that become due with respect to the value of the respective Grand Prize. The Promotion Administrator must report the value of the Grand Prize to the Internal Revenue Service in the year the prize is received by the Grand Prize Winner and will be reported to the Grand Prize Winner and the Internal Revenue Service in the form of a Form 1099.
INSTANT WIN PRIZES: Please allow 6-8 weeks from date of confirmation for shipment of Instant Win Prizes.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Promotion or these Official Rules. Neither Sponsor nor any Promotion Entity is responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable, illegible, or incomplete entries, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. The Sponsor (at its sole discretion) may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Promotion or winning a prize if, at its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception, or other practices that the Sponsor deems to be prohibited or unfair (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants, the Sponsor, or any Promotion Entity. If for any reason the Promotion is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor or the Promotion Administrator which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right (at its sole discretion) to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion and randomly draw from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
NO LIABILITY: By entering, Entrants and all prize winners agree to comply with all Official Rules, as stated, and agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, each Promotion Entity and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by prize winners, Entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of the Promotion as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Promotion-related activity or participation in the Promotion.
PROMOTION ADMINISTRATOR: National Sweepstakes Company, LLC, 80 Rockwood Place, Rochester, NY 14610 is responsible for overseeing the awarding of prizes for the Promotion.
WINNER’S LIST/RULE REQUEST: To receive a list of the prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#10) envelope by February 12, 2016 to: “2015 Certificate of Authenticity” Promotion, P.O. Box 10505, Rochester, NY 14610. Official Rules are available at www.transitions.com/COA.
SPONSOR: Transitions Optical Inc. 9251 Belcher Road, Pinellas Park, Florida 33782.
This Promotion shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.