MICHAEL HILL INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD

"OHIO BUCKEYES" SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the State of Ohio, who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. You need not be present to win. Employees (and their immediate families or those living in the same household) of Michael Hill International Pty Ltd (“Sponsor”) its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, parent and related companies, suppliers, printers and advertising, promotional and judging agencies are not eligible to enter or win.

2. HOW TO ENTER: Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. EDT on October 5th and ends at 6:00 p.m. EST on November 13, 2015. You may enter this Sweepstakes via either the in-store or mail-in entry methods described below. Regardless of entry method you may enter only once each week of the six (6) weeks of the Sweepstakes. All entries must be received by 6:00 p.m. EST of the last day of the Sweepstakes, i.e. November 13, 2015, whether deposited at the Michael Hill store located in Columbus, Ohio or mailed. Proof of depositing entry in mail is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. No photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Illegible, incomplete and duplicate entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted from post office boxes. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

  • a. IN-STORE ENTRY METHOD: Beginning on October 5th, 2015 you may enter the Sweepstakes by completing an Official Entry form (including your name, age, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and e-mail address [if applicable]), available, while supplies last at the Michael Hill Easton Town Center, Unit 614, located at 4069 The Strand East, Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio 43219 and depositing it in the sweepstakes entry box. You may also mail the completed Official Entry form to: “Ohio Buckeyes” Sweepstakes, c/o Michael Hill Easton Town Center, Unit 614, 4069 The Strand East, Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio 43219.
  • b. MAIL-IN ENTRY METHOD: Alternatively, you may enter the Sweepstakes without visiting the store by hand-printing the words “Ohio Buckeyes” Sweepstakes, your name, age, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) on a 3” x 5” card and mailing it in an envelope to: “Ohio Buckeyes” Sweepstakes, c/o Michael Hill Easton Town Center, Unit 614, 4069 The Strand East, Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio 43219.
3. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: There will be five (5) Weekly Prizes and one (1) Grand Prize awarded. Each Weekly Prize consists solely of a Pendant with Ruby and 3/8 carat Total Weight of diamonds in 14 Karat white and rose gold RRP. The regular retail price of each Weekly Prize is $1,799. The Grand Prize consists solely of two (2) tickets to the Ohio Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines game in Ann Arbor on Saturday, November 28, 2015; two (2) nights (Friday November 27 and Saturday November 28, 2015) in a standard room at the Holiday Inn in Ann Arbor; a gas card to cover gas usage to get to and from the game in Ann Arbor. If the winner does not have a car, alternative transport will be arranged by Sponsor. The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $3000. The total value of all Prizes to be awarded is $12,000. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner may be required to complete and return an IRS W-9 form (i.e. Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification).

4. RANDOM DRAWING: A total of six (6) Weekly Winners will be drawn, one each week of the Sweepstakes. Each weekly winner will then be automatically entered into the drawing for the Grand Prize at the end of the six (6) weeks. A total of one (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible weekly winning entries, on or about November 14, 2015 by judges selected by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The Grand Prize Winner will receive the Grand Prize and each Weekly Winner (except the Grand Prize winner) will receive a Weekly Prize. The Prizes will be distributed on or about November 14, 2016 and are guaranteed to be awarded. Only one Winner per household is permitted. The Winners will be announced on-air on a local radio station and notified by telephone by Store.

5. PRIZE CONDITIONS: No substitution for any prize will be permitted. If necessary due to unavailability of the Prize, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded at the discretion of the Sponsor. Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. Winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release within five (5) days of issuance. Failure to return all required documents in this time period may result in the Winner being disqualified and an alternate Winner selected. If a prize notification is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable or if an entrant is found to be ineligible or declines acceptance of the Prize for any reason, an alternate Winner will be selected. By entering this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the Prize, Winner and entrant hereby consent (except where prohibited by law) to the reasonable use by Sponsor of the Winners’ and entrants’ photograph, voice, likeness and/or image, hometown address, contents of the entry form and the name and age of the Winners and entrants without any further compensation for any future promotional activity related to this Sweepstakes.

6. ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning a Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received for the Sweepstakes and are equal regardless of method of entry.

7. CONDUCT OF PARTICIPATION: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant affirms that he or she has read and agrees to abide by the Official Sweepstakes Rules and the decisions of the judges. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant acting in violation of the Official Rules or found tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the Sweepstakes or the website. The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States and, by entering, all Winners and entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Columbus, Ohio. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE RELATED TO SPONSOR OR THE SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Sponsor and each of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; printing or other errors; and any entries or mail which are late, lost, delayed, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible, postage due or any combination thereof. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes in the event that it becomes necessary due to circumstances beyond Sponsor’s control. In the event the Sweepstakes is terminated early, a winner will be selected from all eligible entries received at the time of termination.

9. RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By participating, Winner and entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and their officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by the Winner, entrants or any other third parties related in any way to the operation of this Sweepstakes, as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses (whether alleged, threatened, or actual) to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes.

WINNERS LIST OR OFFICIAL RULES: For an Official Winners List (available after December 1, 2015) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Ohio Buckeyes” Sweepstakes - WINNERS - or - OFFICIAL RULES (please specify), c/o Michael Hill Easton Town Center, Unit 614, 4069 The Strand East, Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio 43219. All requests must be received by June 1, 2016. Official Rules also available at www.michaelhill.com/buckeyes_terms

10. ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy which can be found at www.michaelhill.com/privacy

11. SPONSOR: Michael Hill International Pty Ltd, 7 Smallwood Place, Murarrie QLD 4172 Brisbane, Australia.

The Ohio Buckeyes and Ohio State University are not Sponsors of this Sweepstakes and their names, and logos are used with permission.

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.