Last Day to Enter: 8/15/2012
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Sweepstakes/Giveaways are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry, unless otherwise noted in the footer of each individual Promotion. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Gumball.com’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
The Promotion ends as specified in the footer of each individual Sweepstakes at 11:59 p.m. PST. Gumball.com’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.
How to Enter
During the Giveaway Period, follow the instructions in the Required Entry section in each Promotion. You automatically will receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry by completing the Required Entry and filling out the comment form for that particular Giveaway. In addition, you may earn Extra Entries for completing the non-required entries and filling out the comment form for each entry you complete.
Limit: Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address and/or household. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of plays/entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s plays/entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any registration or play, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Winner Selection
Winners are selected using “And the Winner is…” by Gumball.com.
Verification of Potential Winners
Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential Sweepstakes winner will be notified by email. Except where prohibited, each potential prize winner will be required to reply to notification email, within 48 hours of the date notice is sent (as noted on email time-stamp), in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to reply to the notification email within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that a potential Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner among all remaining eligible entries. There will be one (1) alternate drawing after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded.
All prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.
By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Gumball.com, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
Gumball.com reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Gumball.com’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Gumball.com in its sole discretion. In such event, Gumball.com reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Gumball.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Gumball.com reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Gumball.com’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Limitations of Liability
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, Gumball.com, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Gumball.com reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.
How Lifetime Supply of Gumballs is Determined
The contest is "gumballs for life" and we will provide the equivalent of one gumball per day for average American's expected life-span. If the winner happens to be much older than 18, the minimum age to participate, then we will over-deliver on our promise to you big time.
According to the CDC, the average life expectancy for a US citizen (click for details) is 78.5 years. To be eligible to enter the contest you must be 18 years old. Thus 78.5 - 18 = 60.5 years remaining for an average American (we understand your are not average). Next, remaining life was multiplied by the number of days in a year to determine the total number of gumballs required... so 60.5 X 365 = 22,082.5 gumballs. We cant very well provide half gumball, so we rounded up and then some. The world famous Dubble Bubble makes an assorted 0.5" diameter gumball sold in bulk, 8500 pieces per case. Thus, we divided 22082.5 / 8500 = 2.6 cases needed. Instead of sifting through and counting the exact number of gumballs, we decided to round up a provide the winner 3 full cases of Dubble Bubble 8500 ct. gumballs (this is equivalent to life expectancy of 87.9 years. We hope the winner makes it to that point and much more. Good luck.