Official Rules for ecycler Giveaway

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Some restrictions apply. One qualifier per household. You need not be present to win.

The sweepstakes: From 02/06/2010 through 03/01/2010, ecycler, Inc. will promote, by means of twitter, craigslist and at the ecycler blog the opportunity to submit entries to win a grand prize as detailed below.

Eligibility: In order to submit entries, you must be a resident of the United States of America and be of the age of 18. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for ecycler, Inc. or any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the contest or supplying the prize, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or play. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months in one calendar year.

How to enter: (i) Enter a comment on our blog, (ii) tweet about the contest, (iii) blog about ecycler, (iv) register on, (v) add the ecycler WordPress widget to your blog, or (vi) include requested information by ecycler, Inc. on a plain 8 " by 11" piece of paper. Entries must be mailed to ecycler, Inc. and Tote Giveaway Sweepstakes, c/o ecycler, Inc., 736 N. Western Avenue, Suite 351, Lake Forest, IL 60045.All sweepstakes entries become the property of ecycler, Inc. and will not be returned and may be used by ecycler, Inc. for any purpose and in any media in perpetuity.

How to win: The Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted from all qualified entries on or about 03/01/2010. In the event that the original Grand Prize winner does not meet Official Rules or eligibility requirements, or he/she forfeits the Grand Prize, ecycler, Inc. will award prize to first alternate. Process will continue until Grand Prize is awarded.

All entries must be received on or before 03/01/2010. The selection will be held the week of 03/01/2010. Decision of the judges and ecycler, Inc. is final. The grand Prize winner will be notified by email and/or twitter and must meet all eligibility requirements.

By entering, each contestant agrees to be bound by the rules. ecycler, Inc., its promotional agents and sweepstakes co-sponsors are not responsible for illegible, lost, delayed or misdirected mail, errors in faxes or shipments, busy phone signals, or incomplete entries.

Grand Prize: (One) Grand Prize winner will receive Five (5) ecycler branded reusable grocery totes. Approximate total value of the grand prize is $40. There are no other prizes.

The Grand Prize is non-transferable. There may be no cash or other substitutions of prizes by winner. However, ecycler, Inc. reserves the right to substitute similar prizes of equal or greater value in the event the above prize is unavailable for any reason. Winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes with respect to entire prize.

Winner of Grand Prize winner must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification Form ("the Form") that : a) releases, indemnifies and holds harmless ecycler, Inc. its parent, affiliated, subsidiary and successor companies, and its respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, advertising agencies and promotional sponsors (collectively the "Release") from and against any and all harm, expense, liability or injury that may be sustained relating to or arising from participation in the sweepstakes or acceptance or use of the prize; and b) authorizes the Releasee to use the winners' names, likenesses, photographs, voices and biographical data for any purpose, in any media, unless prohibited by law.

Prize will not be released until ecycler, Inc. receives all required documents. Failure of Grand Prize winner to return the Forms within the required timeframe will result in automatic forfeiture of any prizes and all such prizes shall be awarded to an alternate winner. In the event of prize forfeiture, the winner forfeiting prize will sign a Prize Forfeit Form and return to ecycler, Inc. within ten (10) days of receiving the Form.

Unforeseen Events: ecycler, Inc. reserves the right to change this sweepstakes at its sole discretion at any time that ecycler, Inc. become aware of any circumstances or occurrence which would materially affect the sweepstakes security or fairness. ecycler, Inc. reserves the right to announce any sweepstakes rules changes over the air, in print or posters. (ecycler, Inc. is not responsible for the inability of the winner to accept the prize for any reason.

List of Winners: For a copy of winner list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: ecycler, Inc., 736 N. Western Avenue, Suite 351, Lake Forest, IL 60045. In your request, state that you would like a copy of the "winners list" between 02/06/2010, and 03/01/2010.