ArborMaster TreeStakes Rules


ArborMaster 2018 TreeStakes


Official Rules




 These Official Rules ("Official Rules") govern your participation in the ArborMaster TreeStakes. Please read them carefully.


 1.  How To Enter: Entries will be accepted starting at 12:00am EDT on August 1, 2018.  Each month through December 2018, a promotion will be featured. The promotion each month will end on the last day of that month at 11:59pm EDT.  There are two (2) ways to enter:  A) visit, and complete and submit the online registration form in its entirety; B) print your name, complete address, daytime phone number, email address and the words "ArborMaster TreeStakes " on a 3" x 5" index card and mail to ArborMaster TreeStakes, P.O. Box 62, Willington, CT 06279 in a properly stamped envelope. All entries must be received by 11:59pm on the last day of each month.  *Limit:  One entry per person, per each alliance partner promotion, regardless of means of entry. All entries become the property of Sponsor, and will not be returned. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  


 2. Eligibility:  Entrants must be legal residents of the continental United States, at least 18 years of age at the time of entry and must hold a valid driver's license at time of entry (except where prohibited by law).  Employees of Sponsor and their immediate families and household members and all other entities or individuals associated with the development, administration, or fulfillment of this promotion (collectively, "Sponsor, et al.") are not eligible to enter.  Entries that are lost, late, illegible, incomplete, or incompatible, will not be eligible.


 3.  Monthly Prize Drawings: The selection of the winner from the entrants of the monthly prize will be selected on or about the 5th day of the month following that monthly promotion, in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. All Winners will be notified by email within approximately seven (7) days of drawing with a request for the shipping address where the prize is to be sent. If ArborMaster does not hear back from the winner within 7 days of sending the email notification, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to another Winner from remaining eligible entries by means of a random drawing (at Sponsor's sole discretion).  All Prizes will be awarded.


Prizes in all categories are not transferable or substitutable by winners. Sponsor may substitute prizes of equal of greater value for stated prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and all other costs and expenses not specifically stated above, including but not limited to. Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, require Winners to sign a further indemnification agreement. Winners must present appropriate proof of eligibility as described in paragraph two ("Eligibility") with a valid driver's license (except where prohibited by law), or the applicable Prize will be forfeited and awarded to potential winner in a random drawing (at Sponsor's sole discretion) from remaining eligible entries.


The odds of winning each prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received by one of the aforementioned approved means of entry.


 5.  Internet:  All entries must be received by 11:59pm EDT on the last day of each month. Sponsor is not responsible for interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed or faulty telephone or computer transmissions or jumbled, scrambled, or misdirected entries or transmissions; phone, electrical, network, computer hardware or software or program malfunctions, failures or difficulties; other errors, omissions, interruptions, or deletions of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic or for any damage to any person's computer related to participating in the promotion or for illegible, unintelligible, late, lost or stolen entries or entries that cannot for whatever reason be downloaded or incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether cause by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human errors which may occur in the processing of any entries in this promotion. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this promotion, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified and may be subject to prosecution. If in the sole judgment of the Sponsor, the promotion is compromised by virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, terrorism, acts of God, sabotage or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to discontinue, amend, modify, suspend or terminate the promotion and conduct the random drawing to select potential winners from among all eligible entries received as of the date of its termination or the promotion. Any personally identifiable information collected during your participation in this promotion will be collected by Sponsor and used by Sponsor and its agents for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the promotion as described in these Official Rules. This information may also be used by Sponsor for promotional and marketing activity purposes and will not be shared with any third party except as required by law.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S)  RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.


 6.  General: Void where prohibited by law. By entering this promotion, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Winners agree  that their acceptance of a prize constitutes consent to the use by Sponsor of their names, photographs, likenesses and/or statements for advertising and publicity purposes in any media as Sponsor and its agents so determine without further compensation or notice, except where prohibited by law. Any entries or other materials that are incomplete, illegible, altered, counterfeited or tampered with or obtained other than through legitimate and authorized sources are void and Sponsor (and all other entities and individuals associated with this promotion) shall not be responsible for illegible, damaged, lost, late, stolen, postage due, incomplete, undelivered/undeliverable or misdirected mail/entries. Mechanical reproductions or facsimiles are prohibited. Judges' decisions are final. Proof of an entry will not be deemed to be proof of a receipt by Sponsor. In the event that:  (a) any prize notification, or prize, is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable, (b) a TreeStakes Winner fails to comply with the Official Rules, or (c) a TreeStakes Winner refuses his/her prize, the TreeStakes Winner will be disqualified and Sponsor shall select, by means of a random drawing from all remaining eligible entries (at Sponsor's Sole Discretion), an alternate TreeStakes Winner.  By participating, each participant and Winner releases and agrees to hold harmless Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliate companies, parent companies, alliance partners, suppliers, promotional and advertising companies, and all directors, officers, employees, shareholders, representatives and agents of each of them, from any and all liability, and waives all causes of action relating to any and all injuries, costs, damages, claims and losses of any kind, including (without limitation) any and all claims for consequential and incidental damages, attorney's fees, and/or lost revenue, income or profits arising out of participation in the TreeStakes or the acceptance, delivery, possession, use and/or enjoyment of the prize(s), including any and all injuries, costs, damages, claims and losses of any kind, relating to death, personal injury or damage to property.  Winner must furnish proof of identity, address and birth date to win the prize and sign a liability release.  Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusions of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you. All prizes are awarded by Sponsor without any warranties or any kind and are awarded "as is". The laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall govern the interpretation of these Official Rules. Any and all disputes will be resolved in the appropriate courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts exclusively, and subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


7. Winners List:  You may obtain a winners list following the completion and selection of that month’s TreeStakes, by mailing a self-addressed, stamped envelope and notating that month’s prize. Winners List, 2018 ArborMaster TreeStakes, P.O. Box 62, Willington, CT 06279.


 8. Warning: Any attempt by an entrant or any other person to deliberately damage the website or undermine the legitimate operations of the TreeStakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws: and should such an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys' fees) from any such entrant or other person to the fullest extent permitted by law, including seeking criminal prosecution.


 9. Future Mailings:  If you do not wish to receive future mailings regarding the ArborMaster TreeStakes, or future mailings for promotional or marketing purposes, notify Sponsor to remove your name and address from its mailing list by following the "remove from list" procedure described at the bottom of ArborMaster marketing e-mail communications, or by enclosing your name and complete address on a 3" x 5" piece of paper and mailing to:  ArborMaster, Name Removal Notification List, ArborMaster TreeStakes, P.O. Box 62, Willington, CT 06279.  Please allow sixty (60) days for removal of your name.


Sponsored by:  ArborMaster Training, Inc., P.O. Box 62, Willington, CT 06279,