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Reward Volunteers 2.0 Grand Prize Winners to be Announced at the End of January (Cabot Creamery Cooperative), 01/14/13
Cabot Creamery Cooperative Announces November Reward Volunteers 2.0 Winners (Cabot Creamery Cooperative), 12/07/12
Cabot Creamery Cooperative Announces October Reward Volunteers 2.0 Winners (Cabot Creamery Cooperative), 11/07/12
Cabot Celebrates Community Volunteers (WCAX), 10/10/12
September Winners Announced for Reward Volunteers 2.0 (Cabot Creamery Cooperative), 10/03/12
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Reward Volunteers® Mobile App Users Across The Nation Log Over 40,000 Hours of Community Service (Cabot Creamery Cooperative), 07/07/12
Community Tour across United States celebrates volunteers! (optimistworld.com), 06/13/12
Just One More Round to Go! Cabot Creamery Cooperative Announces the Latest Round of Reward Volunteers Winners (Cabot Creamery Cooperative), 06/12/12
We're Halfway There! Reward Volunteers Round Three Winner Announced! (Cabot Creamery Cooperative), 05/11/12
Cabot Announces Winners of Reward Volunteers® in Honor of National Volunteer Month. (Cabot Creamery Cooperative), 04/25/12
Keep Track of Your Volunteer Work With This New App (Mashable US & World), 03/29/12
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Reward Volunteers Mobile App Demonstration Video (Cabot Creamery Cooperative), 03/12/12
Cabot Creamery launches Reward Volunteers (New England Cable News (NECN)), 03/07/12
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Cabot introduces new mobile app (Burlington Free Press), 02/15/12
New app allows volunteers to track hours (WCAX-TV), 02/15/12
The Reward Volunteers ("RV") Campaign is sponsored by Cabot Creamery Cooperative, 1 Home Farm Way, Montpelier, VT 05602 ( "Sponsor" and collectively, the "Sponsor") and rewards individuals who volunteer their time.
RV volunteers and the Qualified Beneficiary Organizations they volunteer for are eligible for Rewards.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN IN THE REWARD VOLUNTEERS CAMPAIGN ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
The fourth Campaign officially begins at 12:01 a.m., Coordinated Universal Time ("UTC"), August 14, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Coordinated Universal Time ("UTC"), February 14, 2014. This means, that hours logged starting August 14 will count for Reach in the fourth campaign. Further, Cabot Creamery Cooperative reserves the right to make updates and changes to the Reward Volunteers program at any time throughout the campaign. Downloading the iPhone app updates and/or noting changes in the widget or other aspects of the Service is solely the responsibility of the user. If there is a discrepancy between the Rules written in the app and on the Website, the Rules on the website take precedent. The Campaign is open to all legal residents 18 years or older (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older), and 13 years or older with parental consent, of the 50 United States and District of Columbia. This Campaign is void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited.
Eligible participants can enter the Campaign by using the Cabot Creamery Cooperative App or Widget and Service (see www.rewardvolunteers.coop for instructions; or by mail as follows: Send your name, address, city, state, zip code, email address and day and evening telephone numbers with area code hand-printed on a 3-1/2" x 5"piece of paper. On the reverse side of the 3-1/2" x 5" paper hand-print "Cabot Cheese Reward Volunteers Campaign.") In addition, mail your completed entry in a hand-addressed stamped envelope to: Cabot Creamery Cooperative, 1 Home Farm Way, Montpelier, VT 05602 Attn: Reward Volunteers. Mail Entries must be postmarked by December 11, 2013 and received by December 12, 2013.
Reach, or Reach points are the credit volunteers receive for logging and sharing their volunteer activity. An hour of volunteering counts for 4 Reach points, while each, "like" or comment on both Facebook and in-RV posts count as 1 Reach point. Also, each person who opens an email sent from Reward Volunteers counts as 1 Reach point for the sender. Please note, that using the widget, as opposed to the app, provides fewer opportunities to accrue Reach.
When volunteers designate the Facebook page of the beneficiary organization they are volunteering for, the beneficiary organization also accrues Reach in the same way that individuals do.
More Reach = more chances to win. A volunteer's odds of receiving a prize depends on how much volunteer activity the volunteer logs in the Campaign relative to how much volunteer activity all of the other volunteers log in the Campaign. A beneficiary organization's odds of receiving a prize depends on the aggregate volunteer activity of all of the volunteers who volunteer for the organization relative to the aggregate volunteer activity for all of the organizations in the Campaign. The odds depend on the amount of volunteer activity each individual volunteer records relative to the amount of volunteer activity all Campaign volunteers record, and the credit for aggregate volunteer activity each organization receives relative to the credit for aggregate volunteer activity all of the organizations in the Campaign receive.
Prizes were announced on the Reward Volunteers website on Jan 28, 2013. See the list of prizes.
To be eligible to win cash prizes, an organization must be a US 501(c) 3 and have a Facebook page.
Winners will be selected by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Campaign. Individual Reward Winners will be notified by email at the User's Primary Facebook email address or other email address provided to Cabot Creamery Cooperative by the User. Rewards must be accepted and claimed within five (5) days after notification. If contacted to verify that a potential winner volunteers at their organization, beneficiary organizations will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Winning organizations will be notified via the contact information on their website. Rewards for organizations must be accepted and claimed within five (5) days after notification. Organizations will be required to submit proof of 501(c) 3 non profit status. If a winner cannot be reached because the email address no longer works, the Reward will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Co-ops and Public Schools are not eligible to win Cash Prizes.
Additional Rules and Limitations
Additional Rules and Limitations apply for each prize and will accompany the notification of award. To accept an award you must agree to abide by these Rules and Limitations.
A volunteer is eligible to win a grand prize plus one other Reward.
Winners are not entitled to exchange or transfer Rewards (or portions thereof) or obtain cash or other substitutes; however, Sponsor may substitute Rewards (or portions thereof) with other rewards of equal or greater value, based on availability.
Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the Sponsor may verify with each volunteer's designated beneficiaries that the volunteer has volunteered with the beneficiary and confirm the time logged by the volunteer for that beneficiary.
Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the Sponsor reserve the right to reduce a volunteer's Reach Points or disqualify a volunteer from eligibility to win a Reward if:
(1) The volunteer has already won a Reward in this Campaign previously (except the volunteer always remains eligible to win a grand prize of the Campaign).
(2) More than half of the volunteer's volunteer time (at the time of prize selection) is for one or more beneficiaries that do not have Facebook pages.
(3) The volunteer logs more than 8 hours of volunteer Time per calendar day.
(4) The volunteer logs hours on more than 5 occasions per calendar day.
(5) The volunteer emails 20 people at once on more than 20 occasions.
(6) Cabot Creamery Cooperative or the Sponsor receive complaints about the photos or other content that the volunteer posts to the Service.
(7) The volunteer receives more than ten comments on a given post about volunteer activity.
(8) More than half of the volunteer's volunteer time (at the time of prize selection) is for an organization(s) that is/are not 501(c)3 non-profit organization(s).
Rewards are non-transferable. Winners will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (where permitted), to be returned within 5 days of the first notification, or Reward may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.
All federal, state, local, and other taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.
If there is any question regarding the identity of a volunteer, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter the Campaign at the time of entry will be considered the Campaign entrant.
Employees, officers, and directors of the Sponsor and their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, franchisees, distributors, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, any and all other entities directly associated with this Campaign and the immediate family members and members of the same household of any of the above are not eligible to participate.
Upon receiving notice of winning a Reward, the winner will the option to opt out of Cabot Creamery Cooperative's and the Sponsor's use of the winner's name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state), for promotional and advertising purposes in all forms of media worldwide, in perpetuity, without limitation, notice or further compensation.
The Campaign may be canceled, terminated or modified if it cannot be operated, conducted or completed as planned, for any reason. Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the Sponsor reserve the right at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend a Campaign in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Rewards using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of or after (if applicable) this termination or suspension date.
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply to this Campaign, and this Campaign is void where prohibited by law.
Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the Sponsor are not responsible for any problems with time entries, including technical failures related to transmission, communications line failure, computer, telephone, cable, unavailable network or server connections, or other failures related to hardware, software or virus, or incomplete, late or misdirected entries, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, or human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in a Campaign or downloading any materials in a Campaign.
Any person attempting to defraud or tampering with the mechanics, operation or conduct of the Campaign, including, without limitation, the entry process or the operation of the Service or otherwise violating these rules, may be disqualified and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the Sponsor reserve the right to seek damages or other remedies from any such person(s) responsible for such activities.
This Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Campaign Rules and the decisions of Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the Sponsor, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Campaign or in these Campaign Rules.
By accepting a Reward, winner also agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the Sponsor, individually and collectively, vendors associated with the Campaign, and the respective officers, directors and employees of each of these entities, from and against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in any part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize awarded, or participation in this Campaign.
To request confirmation of the name and address (city and state) of the winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope within 60 days after the end of the Campaign to Cabot Creamery, 1 Home Farm Way, Montpelier, VT 05602 Attn: Reward Volunteers.
These rules were last updated on July 16, 2013.