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Official Sweepstakes Rules

Publication Date: 10/06/2016



The Sweepstakes ("Contest") is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited. Employees of Johnny's Selected Seeds ("Sponsor") and members of their immediate families and households (including spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children, and grandchildren), as well as Johnny's Selected Seeds Board Members and members of their immediate families and households, are not eligible to participate.

To Enter

During the indicated Promotion Period, you must enter a comment and/or a photograph on Johnny's Selected Seeds' Facebook "Giveaway" page.

Limit one (1) entry per per person. You will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for your successfully submitted, valid entry. The use of any automated launching or entry software, or any other means that permits the entrant to automatically enter repeatedly or in excess of the entry limitations, is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, or misdirected entries, or entries not received, regardless of cause.

Agreement to Sweepstakes Rules

By entering the "Sweepstakes," you are in agreement with Sweepstakes rules: (1) I have read and agreed to the Johnny's Selected Seeds Official Sweepstakes Rules; (2) I am properly entering this Sweepstakes and complying in all respects with the Official Sweepstakes Rules; and (3) I am not a Johnny's Selected Seeds employee or Board Member; nor am I an immediate family member of any Johnny's Selected Seeds employee or Board Member.

Prize Drawing

A total of one (1) winner will be randomly selected on Friday, October 27, 2016. Winner will be contacted by private Facebook message to provide their mailing address for receipt of the prize. The winnner's name will be announced on Johnny's Selected Seeds' associated social media platforms.


The following prize, in the quantity and value noted, will be awarded to the winner of the Sweepstakes in the following manner:

The Sweepstakes runs October 6, 2016 through October 27, 2016. By the end of the day, October 27, 2016, one (1) winner will be randomly drawn for the prize.

The prize comprises two (2) books: one (1) copy of The Art of Fermentation and one (1) copy of Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning . Estimated retail value of the prize is $64.50.

The prize consists only of the items listed above and is nontransferable, with no cash redemption or substitution except at Johnny's Selected Seeds' sole discretion. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

Federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees, or expenses not listed above are the sole responsibility of each winner. Neither Johnny's Selected Seeds nor any of the social media platforms utilized by Johnny's Selected Seeds make or offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose), in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize.


Winner will be notified by a private Facebook message to the account that submitted the comment and/or photograph. To claim any prize, winner must respond to the message within three (3) business days. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to claim the prize within the time specified, is disqualified, or fails to timely execute and return any required forms, or, if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, then no prize will be awarded. If, by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.

Publicity & Marketing

Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winner's name, statements, image, and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further compensation or notice, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this Sweepstakes (whether or not required), including mailing address, phone number, and email address during entry, constitutes permission for Sponsor to add entrant to Sponsor's customer database and to contact entrant in the future for promotional and other reasons. You may opt-out of receiving such communications, as set forth in Sponsor's Privacy Policy at , as provided within any such marketing materials (eg, by using the "Unsubscribe" feature provided in Sponsor's emails).

Privacy & Use of Promotion Information

Sweepstake winner will be added to Johnny's Selected Seeds' email and mailing list. Any personal information received by Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes will be used solely in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy, which is published at . Entry information from this Sweepstakes will be used by Johnny's Selected Seeds to contact prize winners and to provide additional information regarding Johnny's Selected Seeds as indicated above.

No Liability Indemnification

Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, and social media platforms utilized by Sponsor (Facebook, Inc, etc) are not responsible for, and entrants release each from, any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical, or human error) which may either limit an entrant's ability to submit an entry, claim a prize, or otherwise participate in this Sweepstakes or the Sponsor's ability to include all eligible entries, conduct random drawings, notify potential winners, or otherwise execute this Sweepstakes in the manner intended. Entrants further release and agree to indemnify Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, and social media platforms utilized by Sponsor from any and all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever arising from injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to: (a) the receipt, ownership, or use of any prize awarded; (b) any travel or prize-related activity; (c) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or any other materials disseminated by Sponsor; and (d) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers, or providers used by an entrant, Sponsor, or Sponsor Affiliates.

Other Terms

Decisions of Sponsor on all matters related to the Sweepstakes are final. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes for any reason, including but not limited to, the case where fraud, misconduct, or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor, at its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules.


No Affiliation with Social Media Platforms (Facebook, etc)

The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with any social media platforms utilized by the Sponsor, such as Facebook, Inc, etc. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the promotion should be directed to Sponsor, not to the social media platform.

Winner List

To obtain a copy of the winner's name or a copy of the official rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Johnny's Selected Seeds, Attention: Social Media Director, 13 Main St, Fairfield, ME 04937 after October 28, 2016.


Johnny's Selected Seeds, 13 Main St, Fairfield, ME 04937