Please read these rules before entering
this contest (the "Contest"). By entering, you agree to
be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy
all of the eligibility requirements.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. CONTEST OPEN
ONLY TO U.S. RESIDENTS EXCEPT RESIDENTS OF ARKANSAS, MARYLAND AND
VERMONT. Offer void where prohibited by law. Directors,
officers and employees of Sponsor and any of their respective affiliate
companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising
and promotional agencies, and immediate families are not eligible
to win any prizes.
IF YOU ARE A MINOR, YOUR PARENT
OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST READ THESE RULES AND print AND SIGN A CONSENT
LETTER ON A 3" x 5" PIECE OF PAPER READING:
or guardian's full name),
have read the Official Rules of the Chocobo Racing Grand Prix
Contest and agree that (participant's
full name) may participate
in the contest and will abide by the contest rules."
SEND IN THIS SIGNED CONSENT LETTER
WITH YOUR CONTEST ENTRY.
To be eligible to win a prize, entries
must be completed and received by the Sponsor in the format designated
in these Official Rules. Limit one entry per person per week. No
mechanically or electronically reproduced entries will be accepted.
The Sponsor, all participating sponsors
and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates,
directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies
will not be responsible for any of the following: (a) late, lost,
misrouted or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b)
Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events
beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor; or (c) printing or
typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.
3. HOW TO
To enter the CHOCOBO RACING™
GRAND PRIX, play through the Story Mode of SQUARESOFT®'s Chocobo
Racing for the PlayStation® game console and obtain a score
in the Edit Parameter mode. Save the score on a MEMORY CARD or take
a photograph of the TV monitor displaying the score. On a 3"
x 5" piece of paper, print your name, address and age. Mail
the MEMORY CARD/Photograph and the 3" x 5" piece of paper
described in the preceding sentence and, if you are a minor, the
signed consent letter described above to:
RACING GRAND PRIX CONTEST
c/o Square Electronic
949 South Coast Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
If you are mailing a MEMORY CARD, label
it with your name and address. If you would like to have the MEMORY
CARD returned to you after the Contest ends, include a self-addressed
stamped envelope with your completed entry. SQUARE ELECTRONIC ARTS
L.L.C. (the "Sponsor"),
will not be held responsible for loss or damage to your MEMORY CARD.
Your photograph will not be returned under any circumstances.
4. JUDGING CRITERIA
The Contest period is from September
30 to December 8. Valid entries will be entered into a weekly contest.
The duration of a "week"
for this contest starts on a Thursday and lasts until the Wednesday
of the following week. Limit one entry per participant per week.
Valid entries will be considered in
five age groups: seven years old and younger, eight to eleven years
old, twelve to fifteen years old, sixteen to eighteen years old,
and 19 years old and older. The Sponsor will determine the three
highest scorers per week in each age group.
At the end of the Contest, the Sponsor
will determine the three highest scorers overall in each age group.
In the event of any tied scores, the entry received first by the
Sponsor will be deemed the winner over other entries of the same
score. Each participant is eligible to win only one prize in the
overall Contest in his or her respective age group. For example,
if a participantís
multiple entries might fit into the highest score and the second
highest score, that participant is eligible to win the highest score
prize only. However, each participant may win the weekly prizes
in each week separately from the overall prizes.
three participants with the highest scores of the week in their
respective age group will each receive a Chocobo Piggy Bank (estimated
retail value: $10.00 each).
Each participant with the highest score
in the Contest overall in his or her respective age group will receive
one free copy of each SQUARESOFT title released in the calendar
year 2000 for the PlayStation game console (estimated retail value:
$500.00 each), and a Chocobo Watch (estimated retail value: $50.00
participant with the second highest score in the Contest overall
in his or her respective age group will receive a free copy of Chocobo's
Dungeon 2 for the PlayStation game console (estimated retail
value: $50.00 each), and a Chocobo Watch (estimated retail value:
Each participant with the third highest
score in the Contest overall in his or her respective age group
will receive a Chocobo Watch (estimated retail value: $50.00 each).
The Sponsor will attempt to notify
winners by mail within one week after the winners of each week have
been determined by the Sponsor. The winners of overall Contest will
be notified by mail one week after the end of the Contest. To claim
a prize, winners should follow the instructions contained in their
notification. As a condition of being awarded any prize, winners
(and, if winner is a minor, winnerís parent or legal guardian) will
be required to properly execute and deliver to the Sponsor a signed
affidavit of eligibility and acceptance of these Official Rules
and release of liability within ten business days from a receipt
of a notice from the Sponsor.
All federal, state and local taxes
associated with the receipt or use of any prizes are the sole responsibility
of the winner.
Odds of winning a prize depend on the
number and nature of eligible entries received. All prizes will
be awarded. Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed
within 21 days after mailing of notification will be forfeited and
awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable. No
substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will
be permitted, except that the Sponsor reserves the right, in the
Sponsorís sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater
value for any prize. Prizes won by a minor (as determined by the
laws of the state of residence) will be awarded to a parent or legal
guardian on the minorís behalf. Limit one prize per household or
address. All prizes are awarded "as is" and without
warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation,
any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular
6. GENERAL RELEASE
By entering the Contest, you (and,
if you are a minor, your parents or legal guardians) release the
Sponsor, participating sponsors and any of their respective parent
companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees
and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from
any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action,
related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any
kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery,
misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use
any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries,
losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to
or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation
or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional),
whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence),
warranty or other theory.
If you are a minor, your parents
or legal guardians further agree to indemnify each of the Released
Parties from any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages described
in the preceding paragraph which may be suffered by you.
7. USE OF
WINNER'S NAME, LIKENESS, ETC.
Except where prohibited by law, entry
into the contest constitutes permission to use winnersí name, address,
likeness and prize information, without limitation, for promotional
purposes without further permission or compensation. As a condition
of being awarded a prize, except where prohibited by law, winners
may be required to execute a consent to the use of their name, address,
likeness and prize information, without limitation, for promotional
purposes without further permission or compensation. By entering
the Contest, you consent to being placed on a mailing list for promotional
and other materials.
8. WINNERS LIST;
For a copy of the winners list, send
a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope after 1/1/2000
and before 1/31/2000 to Sponsor at the address listed above, Attn:
Chocobo Contest Winners List. To obtain a copy of these rules, send
a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to Sponsor at the
address listed above, Attn: Chocobo Rules Request. Residents of
Washington and Vermont may omit return postage.
9. COPYRIGHT NOTICE
The Contest and all accompanying materials
are copyright © 1999 by Sponsor. All rights reserved.
The Contest and these Official Rules
will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the
United States. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official rules
and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding
in all respects. The Sponsor reserves the right to change these
Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend
or cancel the Contest or any entrantís participation in the Contest
should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human
intervention or other causes beyond the Sponsorís control affect
the administration, security or proper play of the Contest or Sponsor
otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable
of running the Contest as planned. Entrants who violate these Official
Rules, tamper with the operation of the Contest or engage in any
conduct that is detrimental or unfair to the Sponsor, the Contest
or any other entrant (in each case as determined by the Sponsor
in its sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry
into the Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons
whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or
are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. If you have questions
about these Official Rules or the Contest, please mail them in writing
to the Sponsor at the address above.