Official Rules
"Holy Hee-Haw! Homesteader Giveaway"
Sponsored by
Ogden Publications, Inc. 

 

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by OGDEN PUBLICATIONS, INC., 1503 SW 42nd Street, Topeka, KS 66609.

2. Entry Period: “Holy Hee-Haw! Homsteader Giveaway” (the “Sweepstakes”) commences at 12:01:01 AM (ET) on May 14, 2013, and ends at 11:59:59 PM (ET) on October 31, 2013 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

3. Eligibility: To take part in the Sweepstakes, participants must be legal residents of the continental U.S. (excluding New York, Rhode Island and Florida) and 18 years of age at the time of entry. Employees (and their immediate families, i.e., parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents, step parents, step children and step siblings) of Ogden Publications, Inc. and its affiliated companies, sponsors, subsidiaries, advertising agencies and third party fulfillment agencies are not eligible to enter Sweepstakes. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants: (a) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the interpretations of these Official Rules by the Sponsor, and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes; (b) to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective agents, employees, officers, directors, successors and assigns, against any and all claims, injury or damage arising out of or relating to participation in this Sweepstakes and/or use or misuse or redemption of a prize (as hereinafter defined); and (c) acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules.

Official Rules available at: http://www.motherearthnews.com/official-rules-heehaw.aspx

4. To Enter: Go to http://www.MotherEarthNews.com/Hee-Haw and complete and submit the entry form found there. Limit one (1) online entry per e-mail address. If more than one entry per person is received, only one entry will be eligible. All entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be hereinafter referred to as “Eligible Entries.” In the event of a dispute over who submitted a winning online entry, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to participate in the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The authorized account subscriber is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, education, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. 

5. Winner Selection: The Grand Prize Winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received, on or about November 1, 2013, or within a reasonable time thereafter. Winners will be responsible for all U.S. and State taxes and/or fees. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent of prizes permitted. Winners will be notified by email.

Prize list:
Grand Prize Winner retail value $15,710

  • One (1) 921 pressure canner from All American Canners
  • Beekeeping Kit from Brushy Mountain
    • Two complete hives, each hive contains plastic hive stand with frame perch, cypress hive stand with landing board, bottom board with monitoring board, four cypress supers with all frames and foundation to fill them, metal queen excluder, inner cover, English garden copper top, plastic entrance feeder and entrance reducer.
    • Protective clothing
      • MasterBee beekeeping suit with a zip-on Clear Vue Veil
      • Ventilated cowhide gloves
      • Extra veil and gloves
    • Tools
      • Smoker and 1-lb of smoker fuel
      • 10” standard hive tool
      • Bee brush
      • Frame grip
    • Harvesting and extracting equipment
      • Two escape screens
      • Cold knife
      • Capping scratcher
      • Multi-use straining system for uncapping with filter
      • Four-frame extractor
      • Bottling tank with a course filter
    • Educational information
      • Backyard Beekeeping
      • One-year subscription to Bee Culture Magazine
      • English Garden Hive DVD
      • Enrollment in Brushy Mountain Bee Farm’s Beginner Class
  • Large burn incinerator from Burn Right Products
  • Cheesemaking kit from The Cheese Connection
    • Deluxe hard cheese kit with Red Wax professional cheese mold with follower lid, cheese ripening cave, large dial thermometer, eight ounces Flake Cheese salt, two ounces Calcium Chloride, two yards Butter Muslin, two ripening mats, five doses of Mesophilic and Thermophilic culture, one ounce lipase and annatto, two ounces liquid vegetarian rennet, ten cheese wrappers and labels and step-by-step recipes with pictures.
  • Three (3) chicken waterers and cleaning kits from ChickenWaterer.com
  • Greenhouse and compost bin from Exaco
  • Model No. 99 grainmill and dehuller from Grainmaker
  • Five (5) Grow Boxes from The Grow Box
  • One (1) wheel hoe from Hoss Tools
  • Broadfork from Meadow Creature
  • Large chicken coop from Quail Manufacturing
  • One year’s supply of Happy Hen Treats from Randall Burkey
    • 12 Happy Hen Treat Mealworm Frenzy
    • 36 Happy Hen Treat Party Mix
    • 24 Happy Hen Treat Cakes
    • 4 Happy Hen Treat Balls
    • 6 Happy Hen Coop Cleaner
  • $220 gift card from Rosie’s Workwear
  • Wise Way pellet Stove from Smokey’s Stoves
  • PowerSource 1800 solar generator from Solutions from Science
  • Literature from Storey Publishing
    • Put 'Em Up
    • Beginner's Guide to Preserving Food at Home
    • Homegrown Honey Bees
    • Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees
    • Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment
    • The Backyard Homestead
    • The Homeowner's Energy Handbook
    • Home Cheesemaking
    • The Home Creamery
    • Backyard Homestead Guide to Farm Animals
    • Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens
    • The Vegetable Gardener's Book of Building Projects
    • Complete Compost Gardening Guide
    • Break Making
    • Homegrown Whole Grains
    • How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools and Garden Supplies
    • Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse
    • Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks
    • Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry
    • Reinventing the Chicken Coop
    • Storey’s Basic Country Skills
    • Just in Case
    • Fresh Egg Cookbook
    • Reinventing the Chicken Coop
  • $200 gift card for chickens from Stromberg’s Chicken and Game Birds
  • Six (6) Patio Lanterns from ThermaCell
  • Seed package from Southern Exposure

 

Second Place Winner retail value $1035

  • One (1) 921 pressure canner from All American Canners
  • Small burn incinerator from Burn Right Products
  • Cheesemaking kit from The Cheese Connection
    • Deluxe hard cheese kit with Red Wax professional cheese mold with follower lid, cheese ripening cave, large dial thermometer, eight ounces Flake Cheese salt, two ounces Calcium Chloride, two yards Butter Muslin, two ripening mats, five doses of Mesophilic and Thermophilic culture, one ounce lipase and annatto, two ounces liquid vegetarian rennet, ten cheese wrappers and labels and step-by-step recipes with pictures.
  • Five (5) Grow Boxes from The Grow Box
  • Five (5) Patio Lanterns from ThermaCell

 

Third Place Winner retail value $240

  • Cheesemaking kit from The Cheese Connection
    • Deluxe hard cheese kit with Red Wax professional cheese mold with follower lid, cheese ripening cave, large dial thermometer, eight ounces Flake Cheese salt, two ounces Calcium Chloride, two yards Butter Muslin, two ripening mats, five doses of Mesophilic and Thermophilic culture, one ounce lipase and annatto, two ounces liquid vegetarian rennet, ten cheese wrappers and labels and step-by-step recipes with pictures.
  • Two (2) Grow Boxes from The Grow Box
  • Two (2) Patio Lanterns from ThermaCell

 

Fourth Place Winner retail value $210

  • Cheesemaking kit from The Cheese Connection
    • Deluxe hard cheese kit with Red Wax professional cheese mold with follower lid, cheese ripening cave, large dial thermometer, eight ounces Flake Cheese salt, two ounces Calcium Chloride, two yards Butter Muslin, two ripening mats, five doses of Mesophilic and Thermophilic culture, one ounce lipase and annatto, two ounces liquid vegetarian rennet, ten cheese wrappers and labels and step-by-step recipes with pictures.
  • One (1) Grow Box from The Grow Box
  • Two (2) Patio Lanterns from ThermaCell

 

Approximate value (including shipping) $16,850.00

6. Grand Prize Winner Verification: The Sponsor will require the Prize Winner(s) to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity to assure compliance with these Promotion rules. The Prize Winner(s) must execute the documentation by fax and/or mail within 7 days at the time of prize notification or an alternate winner will be selected. By signing the Affidavit of Eligibility, the Prize Winner(s) gives the Sponsor full rights to use: the winner’s name, hometown, and photograph or likeness in connection with the winning entry and this Promotion for all publicity purposes, Internet/Web site promotion, and/or trade purposes, without further compensation. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. The Prize Winner(s) will be notified by email.

 

7. General Prize Terms: The value of Prizes may be taxable to Prize Winner(s) as income. All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the Winners’ responsibility. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to a Prize Winner or potential Prize Winner who is unable or unavailable to accept or utilize the Prizes as described herein. The odds of winning the Sweepstakes depend on the number of Eligible Entries received. Noncompliance with any of these Official Rules may result in disqualification. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY A PRIZE WINNER OR ANY BEHAVIOR BY A PRIZE WINNER THAT WILL BRING SUCH PRIZE WINNER OR SPONSOR INTO DISREPUTE (IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH PRIZE WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS A PRIZE WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS A PRIZE WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. 

The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of the Prizes and Prize Winners. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Sponsor’s Web site and the Prizes may be awarded to winners to be selected from among all Eligible Entries received up until and/or after (if applicable) the time of modification, cancellation or termination or in a manner that is fair and equitable as determined by the Sponsor. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by the Sponsor are final. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message entries are permitted and will result in disqualification of all such entries. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to have tampered with the entry process or the operation of this Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person or to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN THE SWEEPSTAKES. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. Entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes, to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against the Sponsor, and hereby acknowledge that said Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prizes, including express warranties provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with the Prizes.

8. Privacy Policy: Ogden Publications and giveaway partners will be collecting personal data about participants when they enter the sweepstakes. Personal data may include: Name, email, address, home and office phone numbers and other supplied demographics-related information. Please review sponsor’s privacy policy at http://www.ogdenpubs.com/privacy-policy/. By participating in this sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to all personal information uses and disclaimers as explained in Ogden Publications’ privacy policy.

9. WINNERS LIST: To review the names of winners, please visit http://www.motherearthnews.com/ogden-contest-winners.aspx.

10. OFFICIAL RULES BY MAIL: For your own copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope to “Holy Hee-Haw! Homesteaders Giveaway,” 1503 SW 42nd Street, Topeka, KS 66609.

11. SPONSOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by OGDEN PUBLICATIONS, INC., 1503 SW 42nd Street, Topeka, KS 66609.

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