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Care.com November 9th 2011 Local Business Review Sweepstakes Official Rules


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  The Care.com "November 9th 2011 Local Business Review Sweepstakes" (the "Sweepstakes") is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of Care.com, Inc. and members of their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses) and their household members (whether or not related) are not eligible.  This Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and their participation constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein.


If you are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes, beginning at 12 a.m. eastern time on November 9th, 2011 and continuing up to and including 12 p.m. eastern time on November 18th, 2011 (the "Sweepstakes Period"), you may enter the Sweepstakes by  going to www.care.com/communityreviews  and by submitting your name and email address (if requested) and one or more reviews on  local child care centers, tutoring programs, camps, salons and spas, or housecleaning companies currently in Care.com's database of providers (each, an "Eligible Entry").  Each participant will automatically receive one entry into the Sweepstakes for a runner-up prize for each Eligible Entry completed during the Sweepstakes Period (a "Runner Up Entry").   Each participant will automatically receive one entry into the Sweepstakes for a grand prize for each 5 Eligible Entries completed during the Sweepstakes Period (a "Grand Prize Entry").   

To enter by mail - on a plain piece of 3" x 5" paper, handprint your first and last name, complete address (including zip code), telephone number, and email address.   Mail your entry in a hand-addressed envelope with first-class postage affixed to: Care.com "November 9th, 2011 Local Business Review Sweepstakes", Care.com, Inc., 201 Jones Road, Suite 500, Wham, MA 02451. Enter as often as you wish, but all mail-in entries must be mailed separately (one per envelope) and must be postmarked by November 11th, 2011. Each participant will automatically receive one entry into the Sweepstakes for a runner-up prize for each valid mail-in entry (also, a "Runner Up Entry").   Each participant will automatically receive one entry into the Sweepstakes for a grand prize for each 5 valid mail-in entries (also, a "Grand Prize Entry").  Mechanical reproductions, photocopies, and metered mail will be disqualified. 

Entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible.  Purchase or acceptance of a product offer does not improve your chances of winning.  Except to the extent explicitly provided above, entries generated by an agent, or by script, macro or other automated means are void.  All entries become the property of Care.com, Inc. and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Internet access, time and usage charges applicable to an entrant's account, including local, long distance, 800#, or 888# access charge to reach the Care.com website, and/or any usage charges applicable under entrant's pricing plan and any applicable taxes may continue to apply while an entrant is online in connection with this Sweepstakes, and will be the sole responsibility of such entrant.


Five grand-prize winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about November 18th, 2011 from among all Grand Prize Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.  Five runner-up winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about December 2nd, 2011 from among all Runner Up Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. 

Odds of winning will depend upon the number of Grand Prize Entries and Runner Up Entries received.  Any entrant who is selected in the random drawing shall be deemed a potential winner, and such entrant and his/her entry shall be subject to verification and compliance with the requirements of these Official Rules. Potential winners will be notified by email to the email address submitted at the time of entry.  If the potential winner was not required to submit an email address at the time of entry, he or she will be notified by email to the email address listed in his or her Care.com account profile.  If any prize notification is undeliverable or is not responded to within five days of delivery or in the event of non-compliance with any of the requirements of these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an ernate potential winner will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries received for the applicable drawing.


Each Grand Prize consists of a $150 Amazon gift card with a total retail value of $150. Each Runner Up prize consists of a $50 Amazon gift card with a total retail value of $50. The total aggregate retail value of all prizes is $1000.  Prizes cannot be redeemed for cash and no substitution or transfer of such prizes by winner is permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Winner is responsible for federal, state, and local taxes, if any, on a prize based upon the value of the prize as set forth in these rules and is also responsible for all other costs and expenses not explicitly stated herein as being included. Any trademarks used in this promotion are the property of the respective trademark owners and are used herein for identification purposes only. All details of all prizes shall be in Sponsor's sole discretion, and certain restrictions may apply. Winners agree that all prizes are being provided "as is," with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied.


Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws apply. Potential Prize winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form within ten (10) days of attempted notification. Noncompliance within this time period or return of any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and an ernate will be selected. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor and its agencies to use winner's name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, winners agree to hold Sponsor, its respective directors, officers, employees and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize. By participating in this promotion entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible, or misdirected entries, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, or lost or unavailable network connections, or for failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission, which may limit a user's ability to participate. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend or modify the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof), or to disqualify any implicated entrant(s), if any fraud, virus, actions by entrants, technical or other error or problem, or any other occurrence corrupts or affects the administration, integrity, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to award the prizes not already awarded to an ernate winner in a random drawing of all eligible entries received up to the time of the event or action warranting such cancellation. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extend permitted by law. In the event a dispute arises regarding the specific individual entitled to receive a prize, entries will be declared made by the individual that Care.com determines in its reasonable made the entry.  Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Sweepstakes


For names of winners (available after January 1st, 2011) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to be received by February 31, 2012, to: The November 2nd, 2011  Local Business Review Sweepstakes Winners, Care.com, Inc., 201 Jones Road, Suite 500, Wham, MA 02451.


This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Care.com, Inc. ("Sponsor"), 201 Jones Road, Suite 500, Wham, MA 02451.  Prizes are awarded by Care.com, Inc.

© 2011 Care.com, Inc. All rights reserved.

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