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Mixed Pears #BiteSizers & #BabyGuyBox Social Media Photo Contest (“Contest”) Official Rules

This contest ended on August 31st, 2015. Winners were announce in mid-September via Facebook and Instagram and all prizes are confirmed as received.
No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. Void where prohibited. Eligibility restrictions apply. All entries have an equal chance of winning. See below for Official Rules and complete details.

1. Eligibility

Contest only open to individuals resident in the United States of America and over eighteen years of age. Employees of Mixed Pears, family members, or those living in the same household are not eligible.

2. How to Enter

Take a photo of food that you have cut up into bite size pieces using either BiteSizers Portable Food Scissors or any other means to cut food. Ideally this photo is of food being prepared to feed to a toddler. Receive one Contest entry when you post that photo to either Facebook or Instagram using the following three hashtags #babyguybox AND #bitesizers AND #mixedpears. You may tag up to three of your friends in your post, and if that post wins then you and the individuals tagged in the winning post will win the Grand Prize. Photos must not, in Mixed Pears’ sole discretion, contain obscene, provocative, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. If you do not tag friends you may specify the recipients of the three pairs of BiteSizers after notification if you win.
Any photograph or story deemed by Mixed Pears to be objectionable or inappropriate will be disqualified at Mixed Pears’ sole discretion.
Up to three social media entries per individual per day will be accepted for the duration of the Contest. Anonymous entries will be disqualified.

3. Contest Period

The Contest Period is from 12:01:00 AM local time August 13th, 2015 to 11:59:59 PM local time on August 31st, 2015 (Final Time Zone is Hawaii).

4. Participation

Your social media entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Contest and your consent for Mixed Pears, or its agents, to collect and use your name, address and other personal information for the purpose of administering this Contest, for directly marketing to you by Mixed Pears, and for other uses by Mixed Pears as permitted by law. Mixed Pears will never share this information with any third party. Mixed Pears is not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, postage due, or mutilated entries or mail; technical or mechanical malfunctions; failures or malfunctions of telephones, telephone lines or telephone systems; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software; failures of computer online systems, servers or providers; failures of any entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or inaccurate entry information whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Contest, human processing error, or otherwise. Mixed Pears reserves the right, in Mixed Pears' sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant whom Mixed Pears believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Contest. The use of automated entry devices/bots is prohibited.

5. Prizes Grand Prize

(1) One Grand Prize will be awarded to (1) one winner.
Grand prize consists of a $50 Amazon Gift Card for the winner, and a maximum of three pairs of BiteSizers Portable Food Scissors. The three pairs of BiteSizers will be sent directly to the three individuals tagged in the winning post. If no individuals were tagged the winner may specify up to three individuals to receive the pairs of BiteSizers. A maximum of one pair may be sent to the winner, the other two must be sent to other individuals/addresses. The three pairs of BiteSizers must be sent to three separate addresses, unless determined otherwise at the sole discretion of Mixed Pears. In the event that no response or an incomplete response is provided, Mixed Pears will not be obligated to deliver the prizes to any other parties.

6. Winner Selection

Odds of winning are dependent on the number of eligible entries received.

Committee Selection of Winners of Grand Prize

On or about September 1, 2015, a committee of (2) two Mixed Pears employees (the “Committee”) will review all eligible entries received during the Contest Period and select the winners of the Grand Prize. Photographs and stories will be assessed based on the following judging criteria: originality, variety of food, quality of photograph (clarity, composition, color). The decision of the Committee will be final and binding in all matters relating to the selection of the winners of the Grand Prize
Within the first (2) two business days after the selection of each winner of the prizes, Mixed Pears will contact each winner by private/direct message through Facebook, Instagram, as applicable (the “Message”). Each winner must provide to Mixed Pears by return Message an active telephone number, a suitable shipping address, and their choice in color selection of the BiteSizers prize, so that the winner may be contacted by Mixed Pears. The winner must provide to Mixed Pears this information within (15) fifteen calendar days of receiving the Message, and not when the winner actually reads the Message. Mixed Pears will attempt to contact each selected winner up to (2) two times. If the selected winner does not provide this information within the specified time, or if the selected winner cannot be contacted (2) two attempts, their prize will be forfeited and another winning post will be selected. The three pairs of BiteSizers will be sent directly to the three individuals tagged in the winning post. The three pairs of BiteSizers must be sent to three separate addresses, unless determined otherwise at the sole discretion of Mixed Pears. In the event that no response or an incomplete response is provided, Mixed Pears will not be obligated to deliver the prizes to any other parties.

7. Miscellaneous Rules

  1. No cash redemption or substitution of prize except by Mixed Pears due to prize unavailability or eligibility of winner, and then for a prize of equal or greater value;
  2. Any income taxes and any other expenses not specified herein are each winner’s sole responsibility. Winner may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and Publicity Release within 7 days of issuance of notification. If prize notification letter is returned as non-deliverable, or if telephone number is not in-service or changed, winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. Noncompliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification;
C. Mixed Pears reserves the right, in Mixed Pears’ sole discretion, to disqualify any entry or entrant, and to modify, terminate or suspend this Contest. Mixed Pears is the sole and final arbitrator of any disputes regarding this Contest, any entry or entrant, and/or any Official Rule or Eligibility Requirement;
  1. All entries become the property of Mixed Pears, and Mixed Pears assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries; and
  2. Entrants may be required to provide reasonable proof that they meet the requirements of the Contest.

8. Agreement, Consent and Release

By participating, entrants and winners agree:
  1. to be bound by these Official Rules;
  2. Mixed Pears, and Mixed Pears’ Agents, shall have the right and permission to use their name, voice, place of residence, photograph and or/likeness, and any statements he/she may make regarding the prize, for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose worldwide in perpetuity and in any other media or format now or hereafter known without any form of compensation, permission, or notification;
  3. Mixed Pears, and Mixed Pears’ Agents, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, successors and assigns shall have no liability and will be held harmless by entrants and winners for any liability, loss, injury, claim, or damage to themselves or any other person or entity, including but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to personal or real property, to entrant, winners or any other person or entity due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in this Contest;
  4. the submitted photograph is an original work created by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph or story;
  5. to grant to Mixed Pears a royalty-free, non-exclusive right to post, display, share, publish, print or otherwise use the submitted photograph for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose worldwide in perpetuity and in any other media or format now or hereafter known, including without limitation on Mixed Pears' web page located at www.mixedpears.com and on social media, without any form of compensation, permission, or notification; and
  6. this Contest is not sponsored, endorsed by or administered by Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. By entering this Contest, all entrants and winners release Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from any liability in connection with this Contest.

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