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Being Otters, we are a fun loving bunch.  But, in certain situations, we have to get serious.  Contest rules are one of those situations where all seriousness comes into play.


By participating in the Contest, each Entrant (as defined below) fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Otter Products, LLC (“Sponsor” or “OtterBox”) or its designee (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries, judging of entries, selection of prize winners, and the awarding of prizes), which decisions are final and binding in all respects.


This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter.   You are providing your information to Sponsor and agencies acting on its behalf with regard to this promotion, and not to Twitter. Please see the “Privacy” section below for details regarding the use of personal information collected in connection with this Contest.


  1.    ELIGIBILITY. The “Planet OtterBox 12 Days of OtterBox Contest” contest (the “Contest”) is open only to individuals who are Planet OtterBox readers and, as of the date of entry, are permanent legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding residents of Rhode Island, Florida, and New York), and are at least eighteen (18) years of age (nineteen (19) years of age in AL and NE, twenty-one (21) years of age in MS).  Void where prohibited by law and in any location outside the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia.  Employees of OtterBox, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and divisions, and the immediate family members (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren and their respective spouses, whether by current marriage, past marriage, adoption or as in-laws) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of each such employee are NOT eligible to enter. Individuals who have previously won a prize from an OtterBox-sponsored contest or giveaway are ineligible to enter another OtterBox sponsored contest or giveaway for six (6) months.  For the purpose of the Contest, the entrant (“Entrant”) is the natural person who submits their photo to Instagram in accordance with the instructions set forth in these Official Rules.  OtterBox reserves the right to request that Entrants provide a form of identification prior to the award of any prize.


  1.      TIMING.  The Contest begins December 12, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (“MST”) and ends December 23, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. MST (the “Contest Period”).


  1. HOW TO ENTER.  No purchase is necessary to enter or win, and purchase does not improve likelihood of winning. Void where prohibited by law.  Each entry consist of a Submission (as defined below) that meets all of the Submission Requirements (as defined below):


  • Enter via Twitter – To enter to win, submit an entry for one or all of the following challenges:
  • Day 1, December 12,2014: Holiday Decorating Day – Entrants must submit a photo showing their holiday decorations, with #OtterHolidays
  • Day 2, December 13, 2014: Holiday Movie Day – Entrants must share with us their favorite holiday movie and why, with #OtterHolidays
  • Day 3, December 14, 2014: Holiday Wreath Day – Entrants must submit photo showing their holiday wreath, with #OtterHolidays
  • Day 4, December 15, 2014: Holiday Song Day- Entrants must share their favorite Holiday song and why, with #OtterHolidays
  • Day 5, December 16, 2014: Holiday Cookie Day – Entrants must submit a photo of their decorated holiday cookies, with #OtterHolidays
  • Day 6, December 17, 2014: Snowman Day – Entrants must show us their best version of a snowman, with #OtterHolidays
  • Day 7, December 18,2014: Stocking-Stuffer Day – Entrants must share with us their favorite stocking-stuffer gift they have received and why, with #OtterHolidays
  • Day 8, December 19, 2014: Santa-Selfie Day – Entrants must submit a photo of themselves dressed as Santa, or show us a photo of themselves with a Santa, with #OtterHolidays
  • Day 9, December 20, 2014: Creative Gift-Wrapping Day – Entrants must submit a photo of their wrapped gifts, with #OtterHolidays
  • Day 10, December 21, 2014: Tree-Topper Day – Entrants must submit a photo or share with us the most creative item they have used as a tree-topper, with #OtterHolidays
  • Day 11, December 22, 2014: Ugly Sweater Selfie Day – Entrants must submit a photo of themselves wearing an ugly sweater, with #OtterHolidays
  • Day 12, December 23, 2014: Holiday Card Day – Entrants must submit a photo of their most creative and fun holiday card, with #OtterHolidays


  • Failure to include the hashtag #OtterHolidays on the post will result in automatic disqualification
  • All photos must be yours
  • All participants must follow OtterBox on Twitter in order to be considered
  • All daily submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. MST on specified contest day
  • Entrants who have completed all entries for days 1-12 will be entered for the grand prize drawing
  • Twitter’s terms ( apply. Posting on Twitter requires a mobile device and therefore message and data rates may apply.


  1.    SUBMISSIONS.  Each Submission must comply with the following requirements (the “Submission Requirements”):


  1. All Submissions submitted must show Entrants tweet, photo, or video with the specified hashtag. All Submission must not contain any of the following content that:
  • is sexually explicit or suggestive;
  • unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group;
  • is profane;
  • promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing);
  • promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;
  • promotes any particular political agenda or message;
  • is obscene or offensive;
  • endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • appears to duplicate any other submitted submission;
  • contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
  • contains copyrighted materials owned by others or any trademarks, names or logos owned by others;
  • communicates messages inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate;
  • And/or violates any law.


  1. The Submission, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material created by the Entrant.  By entering the Contest, each Entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that (a) the submitted Submission is an original work created solely by Entrant, (b) the Submission does not infringe on the copyrights, trademark rights, moral rights, rights of privacy or publicity, or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and (c) no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the Submission.


  1.         All Submissions that do not comply with these Official Rules or that otherwise contain prohibited or inappropriate content deemed unacceptable by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified and will not be published.  Sponsor makes the final determination as to which Submissions are eligible to take part in this Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify the criteria, dates, & guidelines of the Contest at any time.


  1. ENTRY GUIDELINES.  By entering in the Contest, each Entrant agrees that OtterBox may collect his or her personal information as provided by the Entrant, and that if Entrant does not provide all information as required by these Official Rules, Entrant will not be eligible.  All information collected by OtterBox in the course of entering the Contest may be shared with OtterBox’s promotional partners and will be subject to OtterBox’s Privacy Policy, located at,default,pg.html#privacy. All submissions become the property of OtterBox and will not be returned. Once submitted, a submission cannot be modified, deleted, or cancelled.  All submissions must be received by OtterBox during the Contest Period.  By submitting your submission, you hereby assign to OtterBox, without condition, limitation, or reservation, all rights, title, and interest in and to such Entrant’s Submission, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium and unlimited right to display, reproduce, record, exhibit, distribute, copy, edit, change, modify, add to, subtract from, re-title, any derivative works thereof, and all intellectual property rights to each of the foregoing.  OtterBox shall own all right, title, and interest in and to all submissions, images, logos, trademarks, service marks, and promotional and marketing materials and all intellectual property rights therein, related to the Contest, winner selection process, and/or award of prizes.   No facsimiles photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries allowed. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by OtterBox.  LIMIT: One (1) entry per person, regardless of method of entry.  Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries will void that Entrant’s entry and that participant will be disqualified. All Entrants and entries subject to verification prior the awarding of any prize, as are the eligibility, age, and other claims of/information provided by a potential prize winner.


  1.       AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES AND DECISIONS. By participating in the Contest, each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of OtterBox or its designee (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries, the selection of Entrants and the winner, and the awarding of the prize), which are final and binding in all respects.


  1.    CONTEST WINNER SELECTION; ODDS; NOTIFICATION.    After the Contest Period, a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will rate Twitter Submissions and select the entrant with the highest-scoring Submission from among all eligible Submissions based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”):
  • Creativity/originality of the Submission (60%)
  • Relevancy to and fit with the qualities of the OtterBox brand (20%)
  • Relevancy to the Contest and #OtterHolidays campaign (20%)

One (1) Daily Prize winner and one (1) Grand Prize winner will be chosen using the Judging Criteria.   Only those Entrants who have completed all entries for days 1-12 will be entered for the grand prize drawing. The odds of winning a prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received in the Contest. The winners will be instructed to contact the OtterBox team within 48 hours of being notified to claim the prize. In the event of a tie, the entrant whose Submission received the highest score for “Creativity/originality”, as determined by the qualified judges, in their sole discretion, will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to not select a potential Grand Prize winner, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive any eligible and qualified Submissions.  The prize will be mailed to the winner. The prize can only be claimed personally by the respective participant. It is not possible for a third party to claim the prize. Winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In order to claim a Prize, each potential Prize Winner must respond to Sponsor within five (5) days of receiving notice of the award. In the event that a potential Prize Winner fails to respond within this time-frame, Sponsor may select an alternate winner based on the judges’ recommendations, which alternate winner will be subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein.   Only three (3) alternate winners may be determined, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.


  1.    CONTEST PRIZES.    The Grand Prize is one (1) Visa gift card valued at $500.00. The daily prize is one (1) OtterBox product chosen by winner. Approximate retail value of daily prize shall not to exceed $99.95. Prizes are non-transferable, non-assignable, and non- refundable, and must be accepted as awarded.  Prizes are awarded “AS IS.”  Unused components of any Prize shall be forfeited and have no redeemable cash value. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by OtterBox, who reserves the right (but has no obligation) to substitute a Prize (or a component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof, including cash) of equal or greater value if the Prize is not available for any reason as determined by OtterBox in its sole discretion. Each Prize Winner is fully and solely responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, international, and local taxes and assessments (including, without limitation, income taxes).  The Prize Winners will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the actual value of their respective Prizes. Entrants waive the right to assert, as a cost of winning a Prize, any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem a Prize in this Contest.  OtterBox is not responsible for fraudulent calls or e-mails made to Entrants by third parties.


  1.       PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to OtterBox’s use of winner’s name, biography, likeness, voice, photographs, video, opinions, statements, hometown, state and country for promotional purposes in any manner, consideration, notice, review or consent.


  1.    GENERAL CONDITIONS.  OtterBox reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest if, in OtterBox’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering with any portion of the Contest, or if unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties or failures or any other factor beyond OtterBox’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest.  OtterBox 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 deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, OtterBox reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. OtterBox’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provision of these Official Rules.


  1.   RELEASE AND INDEMNITY.   By entering the Contest, each Entrant, to the maximum extent permitted by law, agrees to forever and irrevocably release, indemnify and hold harmless OtterBox and its affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, or agents and their respective employees, officers, directors, and representatives from and against all claims, damages or liabilities arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Entrant’s participation and/or entry in the Contest, any Contest-related activities, and/or Entrant’s acceptance, receipt, use, misuse, or possession of or participation in any prize awarded in the Contest.


  1. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. OtterBox is not responsible for: (a) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or late, lost, stolen, unintelligible, illegible, damaged, mutilated, altered, incomplete, misdirected entries or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels, all of which will be disqualified; (b) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer online systems, computer equipment, website, server provider, network, hardware or software, or garbled, corrupt, or jumbled transmissions; (c) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any website or service; (d) unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (e) printing, typographical, electronic or human errors which may occur in the offer or administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (f) any injury or damage to persons or property.


  1.     DISPUTES.   Entrant agrees that this Contest shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of Colorado, and any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in a federal or state court located in the State of Colorado.  Entrant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to such courts in the State of Colorado for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction.


  1.       WIN LIST. The names of the Prize Winners will be available online at after January 1, 2015.


  1. SPONSOR.    Sponsor is Otter Products, LLC, 209 South Meldrum Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521.


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Mitch Wills

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