Buddies Make Your Pet a Star Sweepstakes

Official Rules

 

1. How to Enter.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.  To enter the Buddies Make Your Pet a Star Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) sponsored by The Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. (“Sponsor”) download the buddies app, register and create a pet profile.

The Buddies Make Your Pet a Star Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) sponsored by The Blue Buffalo Company (“Sponsor”) begins on November 4, 2022 and ends on January 4, 2023 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Limit of one (1) entry per person over the Sweepstakes Period.

2. Eligibility.  Open only to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older.  Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates, any subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, distributors, and individual retail licensees and the immediate family members (meaning spouses, parents, siblings, children and their respective spouses) and members of the households of the foregoing individuals are not eligible.VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

3. Winner Selection and Notification.  The potential winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

The winner will be notified via the email address provided in their Buddies profile and must respond to the notification within one (1) week of notification.  Winner will be notified no later than January 18, 2023. Winner,  may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, and, where lawful, a publicity release, within fourteen (14) days of the date of issuance or prize will be forfeited.  

A prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries and confirmed in accordance with these Official Rules (i) if a selected prize winner cannot be reached within one (1) week following the initial notification attempt, (ii) in the event of non-compliance with any of the requirements of these Official Rules or (iii) if the prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable.

4. One (1) Prize: One (1) selected winner will receive the Buddies Make Your Pet a Star Prize. This price includes featuring your pet as the face of BLUE's National Pet Day celebration on April 11, 2023 within, but not limited to, a dedicated National Pet Day email, various social posts within Blue Buffalo accounts, and Buddies app inclusions. Once selected, a Buddies team member will contact you with specific picture requests that align with brand and winner must provide 10 high resolution images, no later than February 6, 2023. If winner is unable to provide, a new winner may be selected.

No prize substitution or cash redemption. Prize is not transferable.  Prize winner shall be responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes including but not limited to any sales and income taxes. 

5. Odds of Winning.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

6. General Conditions.  Sweepstakes entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor which are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  All federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winner.  BY ENTERING, PARTICIPANTS (AND PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN IF PARTICIPANT IS A MINOR IN HIS/HER STATE OF RESIDENCE) RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, REPRESENTATIVES, PROMOTION, ADVERTISING AND ONLINE TECHNOLOGY AGENCIES, PRIZE SUPPLIERS AND ALL OTHERS ASSOCIATED THE DEVELOPMENT OR EXECUTION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASEES”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OR ANY INJURIES, LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE OR NONUSE OF ANY PRIZE OR PARTS THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS OF ANY KIND, AND FROM LIABILITY TO ANY OTHER PERSONS RELATING TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE PRIZE.  THE RELEASEES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE USE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  FURTHER, NO RESPONSIBILITIES ARE ACCEPTED FOR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, RE-ROUTING, OR ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify this Sweepstakes in any way it deems necessary or appropriate.  Entry constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use winner’s name, likeness, entry information, hometown and state for advertising and promotional purposes in any and all media at the discretion of Sponsor without additional compensation unless prohibited by law.

7. Winner List:   For the name of the Sweepstakes winner, please email [email protected]

8. Alternate mode of entry. Send an email to [email protected] and include the following: First and last name, email address, type of pet: cat or dog, pet name and confirmation that you can provide at least 10 high-resolution images of your pet by 2/6/2023, if selected.

9. Miscellaneous.  This Sweepstakes is governed solely by the laws of the United States.  The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed, and interpreted under the laws of the State of Minnesota.  Any claims arising out of the Sweepstakes may be brought only in a federal or state court in Minnesota.  If any provisions of these Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules at any time without notice.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify persons whose eligibility is in question or for any other reason whatsoever.

10. Sponsor.  Blue Buffalo Company Ltd., P.O. Box 770, Wilton, CT 06897.