- We will give away 1 Honey Hole Log
- Random drawing will be held at the beginning of each month
- Winners will be notified via the email used to enter the Contest
- Once all winners have been notified, we will publish a list of winners to Facebook@pondkinginc
- Contest valid from January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
Any individual who enters attempts to enter, or in any way participates or attempts to participate in any contest, sweepstakes, or giveaway (“Contest”) conducted by Pond King, Inc. (each such individual is hereinafter referred to as a “Participant”) agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions provided in these Official General Contest Rules (“General Rules”), as well as by Pond King’s interpretations of these General Rules which are final and binding in all matters relating to any Contest. Some Contests may have specific rules developed for them (“Specific Contest Rules”). In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between these General Rules and the Specific Contest Rules, the Specific Contest Rules shall control.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY:
No purchase is necessary to enter or win a prize. A purchase will also not improve your chances of winning.
APPLICABLE LAW (VOID WHERE PROHIBITED):
All Contests are subject to and governed by applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Participation in this Contest is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
CONTEST CANCELLATION, SUSPENSION, OR MODIFICATION:
Pond King, Inc. reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Contest if the Contest is not capable of being completed as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, “bugs,” tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical failures of any kind or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of any such Contest. The decision of Pond King, Inc. to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Contest shall be final in all respects.
All Pond King, Inc. Contests will be described through electronic, print, or promotion and governed by these General Rules unless the Contest has Specific Contest Rules developed for it.
Geographical, Age, and Parental Consent Requirements: Unless otherwise specified, each Contest is open to legal residents of the state of Texas or Oklahoma who are at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry. If a Participant has not reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which the Participant resides, they must obtain permission from their parent or legal guardian prior to entering a Contest.
Contest Entity and Immediate Family Member Disqualification: The officers, directors, employees, contractors, and agents of Pond King, Inc. and any entity involved in the sponsorship, development, production, implementation, and distribution of any Contest as well as their respective parents, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries and successor companies (the “Contest Entities”), and their immediate family members (and those living in the same household, whether or not related), are prohibited from participating in any Contest and do not qualify as Participants. “Immediate family members” shall include spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws” or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation, or other familial extension.
Past Prize Winners: Participants may only win a Contest once every thirty (30) days. However, where a Participant has won a prize valued at $50, the Participant is ineligible to win another prize for a period of twelve (12) months. Participants who have won a Pond King, Inc. Contest in the last thirty (30) days or won prizes valued at $50 in the previous twelve (12) months are ineligible.
Employer Restrictions: Participant is solely responsible for reviewing and understanding Participant’s employer’s policies regarding Participant’s eligibility to participate in contests. Participants may be disqualified from entering into this Contest or receiving prizes if Participant is participating in this Contest in violation of his or her employer’s policies.
HOW TO ENTER:
Methods: Contest entries may be submitted as advertised or otherwise prescribed by Pond King, Inc. for the Contest. Generally, these will involve all or some of the following entry methods: (1) web entry. Where entry is available via web entry, participation is limited to Participants who had access to electronic mail and/or the Internet (as applicable) prior to the beginning of the Contest.
Entry Period: Entries must be made during the time periods advertised or otherwise prescribed for each Contest (the “Entry Period”) and, unless otherwise stated, will require at a minimum the Participant’s name, address, daytime telephone numbers, and age.
Entries Are the Sole and Exclusive Property of Pond King, Inc.: All Contest entries and/or related submissions become the sole and exclusive property of Pond King, Inc. upon transmission. Contest entries will not be returned and may be used by any Contest Entity for any purpose whatsoever related to any Contest, without additional compensation to the Participant or any other individual or entity.
Disclaimer of Responsibility for Entries: Pond King, Inc. is not responsible for problems with Contest entries, including but not limited to entries that are lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or cannot be completed due to electronic or technical difficulties, even if the problem is the result of the sole or partial negligence of Pond King, Inc.
Multiple Entries: Unless otherwise limited by Pond King, Inc., multiple entries are not permitted.
False Fraudulent or Deceptive Entries or Acts: Participants who, in the view of Pond King, Inc., provide false, fraudulent, or deceptive entries or engage in false, fraudulent, or deceptive acts in connection with the Contest will be disqualified and subject to criminal prosecution.
SPECIFIC ENTRY-METHOD RULES:
Web Entries: Participants must accurately complete all required fields, or the entry will be deemed incomplete and will not qualify.
PARTICIPATION PROBLEM DISCLAIMER:
Even if alleged to be caused by the sole or partial negligence of Pond King, Inc. or other Contest Entity, Pond King, Inc. and the other Contest Entities are not responsible for any problems which affect or result from participation or attempted participation in the Contest. This includes, but is not limited to, the following problems:
Incorrect, incomplete, or inaccurate entry information;
Failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any wireless network, telephone network, internet service, computer systems, servers, utility providers, or software;
Tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or computer data;
Network hackers or other unauthorized access to Pond King, Inc.’s computer network;
Data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to wireless network, telephone network, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on wireless or telephone networks;
Equipment malfunctions; and
Late, misdirected, lost, misplaced, illegible, mutilated, or postage-due entries.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION:
As consideration for entering a Contest, all Participants agree to RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Pond King, Inc., the other Contest Entities (as described above) and each of their respective direct and indirect affiliates, divisions, parent and subsidiary companies, officers, employees, shareholders, representatives, managers, members, directors, owners, agents, insurers, attorneys, predecessors, successors, and assigns thereof (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the Contest, including, but not limited to, any claim that the act or omission complained of was caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.
Additionally, as consideration for entering the Contest, all Participants agree to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND the Released Parties in any action or proceeding from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the Contest or for their failure to comply with the terms of the above release provision. This agreement to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend applies even if the act or omission complained of was allegedly caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.
ODDS OF WINNING:
The odds of winning any Contest and/or prize will depend upon the number of Contest Participants.
Descriptions of the prizes will be included in the entry form. No transfer, assignment, or substitution of a prize is permitted, except Pond King, Inc. reserves the right to substitute a prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. Any difference between the actual value and the approximate retail value of any prize will not be awarded. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made.
Pond King, Inc. reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the awarded prize is unavailable for any reason.
The Participant prize-winner is solely responsible for determining and paying all federal, state, and local taxes (including any sales taxes). In addition, any person winning over $600 in prizes during any one year will receive an IRS Form 1099 at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
Prize winners will be selected per the criteria announced for the Contest. If the Contest requires Participants to answer trivia, provide information, or otherwise perform in some manner to participate and qualify to win, the decisions of Pond King, Inc. and/or the other judges will be final as to all matters, including the accuracy and/or completeness of the answer, as well as the quality of the information or other performance. If a winner is unable to be notified for any reason for any amount of time, the applicable prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
HOW TO CLAIM PRIZE:
Claiming the Prize: Winners will be notified via the email provided if they have won. Participant prize-winner must pick up their prize at Pond King, Inc.’s business office located at 5924 West US Highway 82, Gainesville, TX 76240. The prize may be picked up any time between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. From time to time, in its sole discretion, Pond King, Inc. may agree to mail the prize. In the event that a prize is mailed to the winner, the winner will initially be sent any required releases and prize claim forms along with a return, pre-paid overnight delivery air bill. Failure by the winner to return completed forms within five (5) business days may lead to forfeiture of the prize. In the event the prize is mailed to the winner, the winner assumes the risk of the prize’s safe arrival.
Prerequisites to Prize Award: Prior to being awarded a prize, winners are required to provide a valid government-issued photo identification depicting proof of age. Pond King, Inc. reserves the right to deny awarding the prize if the winner fails to provide satisfactory identification, as determined in Pond King, Inc.’s sole discretion.
Winners, and to the extent the winner is a minor, then their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) as well, may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability, a completed IRS W-9, and a Publicity Release before any prize is awarded. By entering a Contest, Participant agrees to execute these documents if selected as a winner in order to receive their prize. Except where prohibited by law, failure to execute any of these documents or comply with any of these terms will result in forfeiture of the prize.
Prize Forfeiture: Unless otherwise stated, winners shall have thirty (30) days from the date of selection to claim and pick up their prize. Failure to claim and pick up prize within this time for any reason will result in forfeiture of the prize. Pond King, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award unclaimed prizes to alternate contestants or not to award the unclaimed prizes.
Additional Costs: Any costs relating to the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, Participant authorizes and irrevocably grants to Pond King, Inc. and the other Released Parties (as defined above) permission to, from time to time, reference and discuss Participant and their participation in the Contest in publications and/or on their website(s) in photographs, video recordings, digital images, audio recordings, as well as in newsletters, news releases, other printed materials, and in materials made available on the Internet or in other media now known or hereafter developed for any purpose Pond King, Inc. and/or the Released Parties deem proper. Such reference and discussion may involve Participant’s name and voice and other personal/biographical material or their participation on-air.
All participants agree to be bound by these General Rules. Non-compliance with any of these General Rules will result in disqualification, and all privileges as a Participant will be immediately terminated. Pond King, Inc., in its sole discretion, further reserves the right to disqualify any person for: (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (ii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the Contest; (iii) obtaining winner status using false, fraudulent or deceptive means; or (iv) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, OR WEBSITE, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, POND KING, INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
RULES CHANGES AND INTERPRETATIONS:
Pond King, Inc. reserves the right in its sole discretion to supplement or make changes to these General Rules as well as the rules of any contest at any time without notice. Pond King, Inc. reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret the rules of any contest, and such interpretation shall be binding upon all participants.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION:
This Contest shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of Texas, without reference to its conflict of laws principles. By entering the Contest, Participants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of Texas and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum. In no event will any Participant be entitled to injunctive relief or equitable relief of any kind or restrain the continuation of any Contest.
GENERAL RULES/LIST OF WINNERS:
Copies of these General Rules (as well as any Specific Contest Rules) may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Pond King, Inc., Official Contest General Contest Rules (or the Specific Contest Rules), 5924 West US Highway 82, Gainesville, TX 76240.
For a list of any Contest winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Pond King, Inc. [Contest Name]’s Winners List, 5924 West US Highway 82, Gainesville, TX 76240.