Zoo Prize

ZooPrize! Drawing Sweepstakes

Official Contest Rules

Sponsored by the Zoological Society of San Diego 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

DATES OF SWEEPSTAKES:  The Spring Sweepstakes begins at 9:00:01 a.m. PST on March 1, 2010 and ends at 6:00:00 p.m. PST on May 31, 2010.   The Summer Sweepstakes begins at 9:00:01 a.m. PST on June 1, 2010 and ends at 9:00:00 p.m. PST on August 31, 2010.   The Fall Sweepstakes begins at 9:00:01 a.m. PST on September 1, 2010 and ends at 5:00:00 p.m. PST on November 30, 2010.   The Winter Sweepstakes begins at 9:00:01 a.m. PST on December 1, 2010 and ends at 5:00:00 p.m. PST on February 28, 2011.   The Grand Prize Sweepstakes begins at 9:00:01 a.m. PST on March 01, 2010 and ends at 5:00:00 p.m. PST on February 28, 2011.  Hours of operations are subject to change without notice.     

ELIGIBILITY:  These sweepstakes are open to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry. Void in New York, Rhode Island, and Florida. Void to all Florida Residents. Void where prohibited by law. Employees and affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies of the Zoological Society of San Diego (ZSSD) and the immediate family members of each are not eligible.

ENTRY:  To enter without purchase, complete the official entry form available at the Guest Relations window at either the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park.  No mechanically-reproduced entries will be accepted. Members who present their current membership card at the time of entry to the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park will be automatically entered. Members who present their current membership card at the time of any food or gift shop purchase will be given the option of automatic entry or use of an entry form at the register. 

LIMIT ONE WINNER PER HOUSEHOLD PER SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING.  The odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received. All entries become the property of the ZSSD.

WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED in random drawings on or about June 7, 2010 for the Spring Sweepstakes, on or about September 6, 2010 for the Summer Sweepstakes, on or about December 6, 2010 for the Fall Sweepstakes, on or about March 7, 2011 for the Winter Sweepstake from amongst all eligible entries received during the eligible timeframe for such Sweepstakes as specified under “Dates of Sweepstakes” above.  A drawing for the Grand Prize Sweepstakes will be held on or about March 7, 2011 from amongst all eligible entries received during any of the Sweepstakes. 

WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED by certified mail (return receipt requested) within ten (10) days after drawing date.  All federal, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.  Winners of prizes valued over $600.00 will be issued IRS 1099 forms for the value of the prize. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.  The Grand Prize winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and publicity release within thirty (30) days of notification or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. 

PRIZES:

1.  SPRING SWEEPSTAKES. 

One (1) $100 Merchandising gift certificate. One (1) $100 Albert's Restaurant Gift Certificate ($100).  One (1) Certificate for Four (4) Seats to “Brew Master” – To be held on August 28, 2010 at the Wild Animal Park ($356) – MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND.  Two (2) General Admission Tickets to “Celebration for the Critters” 2010 ($200) will be awarded to one winner--Celebration for the Critters will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 – MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND. One (1) Certificate for a “VIP Private Tour” for up to 14 participants ($490). One (1) Certificate for “Flightline” for two (2) people ($140) – MUST BE 10 AND OLDER, AGES 10 – 15 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAID PARENT OR GUARDIAN and weigh 75–250 pounds and able to fit properly within the safety harness.   Additional restrictions apply, see http://www.sandiegozoo.org/park/special/flightline for full details and to download rider restrictions.  PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN THE FLIGHTLINE WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. TOTAL PRIZE VALUE:  $1,386

  1. 2.      SUMMER SWEEPSTAKES. 

One (1) $100 Merchandising gift certificate. One (1) $100 Albert's Restaurant Gift Certificate (100).  Three (3) $150 Keeper’s Club Membership Certificates ($450).  One (1) Certificate for Four (4) Seats to “Winemaker” – To be held on November 13, 2010 at the San Diego Zoo ($316) – MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND.  One (1) Certificate for a “VIP Private Tour” for up to 14 participants ($490). One (1) Certificate for “Flightline” for two (2) people ($140) – MUST BE 10 AND OLDER, AGES 10 – 15 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAID PARENT OR GUARDIAN and weigh 75–250 pounds and able to fit properly within the safety harness. Additional restrictions apply, see http://www.sandiegozoo.org/park/special/flightline for full details and to download rider restrictions.  PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN THE FLIGHTLINE WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE:  $1,496

  1. 3.      FALL SWEEPSTAKES.

One (1) $100 Merchandising gift certificate. One (1) $100 Albert's Restaurant Gift Certificate ($100).  One (1) Certificate for “Ride on the Wild Side” for a group up to ten people ($700)   Three (3) $150 Keeper’s Club Membership Certificates ($450). One (1) Certificate for a “VIP Private Tour” for up to 14 participants ($490). One (1) Certificate for “Flightline” for two (2) people ($140) – MUST BE 10 AND OLDER, AGES 10 – 15 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAID PARENT OR GUARDIAN and weigh 75–250 pounds and able to fit properly within the safety harness.  Additional restrictions apply, see http://www.sandiegozoo.org/park/special/flightline for full details and to download rider restrictions.  PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN THE FLIGHTLINE WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

TOTAL PRIZE VALUE:  $1,980

  1. 4.      WINTER SWEEPSTAKES.

One (1) $100 Merchandising gift certificate. One (1) $100 Albert's Restaurant Gift Certificate ($100).  One (1) Certificate for “Savanna Safari” for a group up to ten people ($350).  Three (3) $150 Keeper’s Club Membership Certificates ($450). One (1) Certificate for a “VIP Private Tour” for up to 14 participants ($490). One (1) Certificate for “Flightline” for two (2) people ($140) – MUST BE 10 AND OLDER, AGES 10 – 15 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PAID PARENT OR GUARDIAN and weigh 75–250 pounds and able to fit properly within the safety harness.  Additional restrictions apply, see http://www.sandiegozoo.org/park/special/flightline for full details and to download rider restrictions.  PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN THE FLIGHTLINE WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

 TOTAL PRIZE VALUE:  $1,630.

  1. 5.      GRANDPRIZE SWEEPSTAKES. 

First Grand Prize winner will receive: “Ultimate Encounter” One (1) Day at the San Diego Zoo for four (4) people which includes the following:  Back Stages Passes  ($396); Participation in an animal show with Sea Lion Kiss (Priceless); One (1) $100 Gift Certificate for Albert's Restaurant; One (1) $100 Merchandising gift certificate. All Tours and/or Shows are subject to the availability of the ZSSD and must be scheduled not less than 30 days in advance. ZSSD will do its best to schedule all activities in one visit, but reserves the right to schedule the encounters over more than one visit if necessary.  Any encounters with ZSSD’s animal collection are dependent upon the weather and availability of the animals and their Keepers. Programs are subject to change due to unforeseeable animal situations.  TOTAL PRIZE VALUE:  $596

Second Grand Prizewinner will receive: “Safari Adventure at the Park!” for four (4) people consisting of one day at the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park including the following:  Private Tour of our Institute for Conservation Research with one of our education specialists ($180); Deluxe Photo Caravan ($600); One (1) $100 Merchandising gift certificate. All Tours are subject to the availability of the ZSSD and must be scheduled not less than thirty days in advance.  Any encounters with the ZSSD’s animal collection are dependent upon the weather and availability of the animals and their Keepers. Programs are subject to change due to unforeseeable animal situations.  TOTAL PRIZE VALUE:  $880

Must be 21 or older to attend Celebration for the Critters, Brewmaster, and WineMaker specialty dinners.  Specialty dinners, tours, experiences, and Photo Caravan must be reserved in advance and are subject to availability.  Date and time of tours must be mutually agreed upon by the winner and the ZSSD. No travel or expenses are covered unless expressly offered above.  No substitution or transfer of prizes or cash equivalent is permitted except by the ZSSD.  Prizes are not valid with any other offer.  Value of all prizes excludes tax and shipping.  Winners must claim their prizes within thirty days of notification and all prizes must be redeemed by June 30, 2011.  Prizes which are not timely claimed will be awarded to alternate winners.  Prizes not timely redeemed will be forfeited.  All prices listed are subject to change.

NO RESPONSIBILITY is assumed by the ZSSD for incomplete, incorrect or late entries.  No responsibility is assumed by the ZSSD for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or authorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The ZSSD is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on‑line‑systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or entrants on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures due to equipment failure, or any other causes beyond the control of the ZSSD which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. 

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Entrants grant to the ZSSD the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Sweepstakes. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the ZSSD, its advertising and promotional agencies to use winners' names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release and hold harmless the ZSSD, its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes or any prize won. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply. The ZSSD will not replace any lost or stolen prize items once in the winner's possession.

Sweepstakes entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the ZSSD, which are final on all matters pertaining to Sweepstakes. All information collected will be handled under the guidelines of the San Diego Zoo=s Privacy Policy http://www.sandiegozoo.org/disclaimers/privacy.html. This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

The ZSSD reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.  All decisions of ZSSD shall be final.

WINNERS LIST: The names of the prize winners may be obtained sixty days after the applicable drawing date and a complete list of winners will be available after April 26, 2011, by sending a self‑addressed stamped envelope to: Zoological Society of San Diego Attention: ZooPrize! Drawing Sweepstakes Winners List, PO Box 120271, San Diego CA 92112.  Residents of Washington and Vermont may omit return postage.

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