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Rules and Regulations - Staehly Farms


Contest Rules



1. Eligibility 
Staehky Farms 30th Anniversary Promotion (The Contest) is open to legal residence of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 21 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Staehly Tree Farm and Gardens and other companies associated with the promotion of the contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such an employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 


2. Sponsor
The sweepstakes is sponsored by Staehly Tree Farm and Gardens, located at 278 Town Street, East Haddam, Connecticut 06423


3. Agreement to Official Rules
Participation in the sweepstakes constitutes entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.


4. Contest Period
The contest begins on April 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and ends on October 31, 2015 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (The Contest Period). Entries that are submitted before or after the contest period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the contest using any of the following methods: mail-in, on-site, online.


5. How to Enter
On site: This method of entry will be available at Staehly Farms, 278 Town Street, East Haddam, Connecticut 06423.

Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting our website ( and following directions provided to fill out the entry information, and submit.

Via mail: This method of entry will be available for the entire Contest Period. On a 3x5 card, hand print your full name, complete address, phone number (including area code), date of birth, and email address, and mail in an envelope with proper postage affixed to: 278 Town Street, East Haddam, Connecticut 06423. Mail-in entries must be hand printed and mailed in separately. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by October 30, 2015 and received by October 31, 2015.


Limit one entry per person, per email address, and per household per day for the duration of the sweepstakes., regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, email address, or household in excess of the state of limitation will be void. All entries become the property of sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.


6. Prize Drawing
On or about November 20, 2015, the sponsor will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. the odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about November 20, 2015. if the potential winner cannot be contacted within five 5 days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.


7. Winner Notification
The potential winners will be notified by email, mail, or phone. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days of first attempted contact, or prizes returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 21 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, sponsor reserves the right to award prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign a Declaration of Compliance on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on and are set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8 - 10 weeks after the conclusion of the sweepstakes.


8. Prizes
Grand Prize (1) – A private tasting of Staehly Farm Winery wines in the Tasting Room for up to eight (8) individuals, 21 years or older.

First Prize (1) – A one (1) year subscription to the Staehly Farm Winery wine club (Winner must be 21+).

Second Prize (1) - A $100 gift certificate redeemable at the Farm.

Third Prize (1) – A gift certificate for one (1) Christmas tree from Staehly Farms.


9. General Conditions
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the contest to address the impairment and then resume the sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among all remaining eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should be such an attempt be made, the sponsor reserves the right to seek damages including attorneys fees and any other remedies from such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.


10. Release and Limitations of Liability
By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the sponsor, including any of its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associate with the sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents and release these parties from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the contest including any receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity) related thereto, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable internet service provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunction, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) illegible, undelivered, stolen, damaged, delayed, postage due or misdirected mail, entries, application downloads; (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the contest, the announcement of the winter, the cancellation or postponement of the event and / or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application the processing of entries application downloads or in any contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may cause, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants’ participation in the sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity) related thereto. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the party’s liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorneys fees. Released parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.


11. Disputes
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, cleans and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the sweepstakes are any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Connecticut. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, enforceability of these Official Rules, entrance rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the sponsor in connection with the sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Connecticut, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of laws of any jurisdiction other than Connecticut.


12. Privacy
Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsor's privacy policy.


13. Winner List
To request the name of the winners send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 278 Town Street, East Haddam, Connecticut 06423. Winner list requests will be only accepted after the promotion end date listed above. For the winner list you can also send an email.


14. Additional Requirements

All offers valid once per customer, per day, through dates specified. Staehly Tree Farm and Gardens reserves right to be closed on any day, during which offer will not be valid. ‘First 30 customers’ offer begins on day specified and ends once thirty (30) gifts have been given out or final day of promotion ends. Gifts are one per household. Staehly Tree Farm and Gardens reserves the right to change promotional offers without notification. Offers valid in-store only. Unless otherwise noted, all ‘Celebrate 30 years’ promotions, offers, and coupons expire October 31, 2015. Offers and discounts cannot be used for purchases from the Winery or for Gift Certificates. Offers and discounts may not be combined with other existing coupons, offers, or discounts. Every reasonable attempt will be made by Staehly Tree Farm and Gardens to reward ‘Social Media Offers’, but the Farm is not responsible for offers that are not extended through this medium. One (1) ticket for Staehly Tree Farm and Garden's "Grand Raffle" is earned per purchase of $19.85 or greater pre-tax. Only one ticket per person, per day can be earned in this manner. Extra tickets will be available to be earned through social media at the Farm's discretion. No purchase necessary to earn tickets for "Grand Raffle". Two (2) for $10.00 promotions exclude Vanilla Peaches, Spiced Peaches, Spiced Pears, Dilly Beans, and Beet Balls. Jarred Items available while supplies last. "Greenhouse purchase" is defined as any live plants; potting soils, mulches, pots, and other non-live-plant materials, services, and goods are not included in the sale. Raffle tickets earn through sales promotions must be earned at Staehly Farms and not through merchandise purchased with Staehly Farm Winery. Staehly Farms reserves the right to amend, redact, or expand these rules, regulations, and terms at any time during the Contest Period.


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