Ghirardelli Chocolate Company’s 2012 California Academy of Sciences Holiday Sweepstakes

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No Purchase Necessary
Open Only To Legal U.S. Residents

How to Enter: No purchase necessary. Ghirardelli Chocolate Company’s 2012 California Academy of Sciences Holiday Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on November 27, 2012 at 9 a.m. E.T. and ends on January 6th, 2013 at 12 a.m. E.T. (the “Entry Period”).
Sweepstakes entry form is only available by visiting a participating Ghirardelli Chocolate store location or the promotional website on the following dates: November 27, 2012 – January 6th, 2013.

Participating locations include the following Northern California Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shops:
Ghirardelli Square Manufactory 900 North Point, San Francisco, CA 94109
Ghirardelli Caffe 900 North Point, San Francisco, CA 94109
Ghirardelli Chocolate Marketplace 900 North Point, San Francisco, CA 94109
Ghirardelli Fountain 801 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Only one entry per person.

Eligibility: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. All entrants must have email access as of November 27, 2012. Employees and their immediate families, including household members, of Ghirardelli Chocolate Company (“Sponsor”) and California Academy of Sciences, their parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible.

Conditions of Entry: All entries become the property of Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. Neither Ghirardelli Chocolate Company nor its advertising and promotion agencies, nor any telephone network or service providers, are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmissions, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any website or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, misdirected, illegible or postage due entries.


First prize:
The winner plus one guest receives a chocolate-themed tour at the California Academy of Sciences, hosted by an Academy scientist:

  • Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the Botany collection, and view chocolate and plant specimens
  • Learn more about the chocolate tree featured in the Academy’s Rainforests of the World exhibit
  • Take a private walk on the Living Roof
  • Free admission to the California Academy of Sciences for the rest of the day

The winner also receives a Ghirardelli Chocolate Gift Basket.

Second Prize:
(4) General Admission Tickets to California Academy of Sciences and a Ghirardelli Chocolate Gift Basket. Tickets expire June 30, 2013.

Each winner is responsible for all travel and lodging expenditures as a result of winning.

Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. By accepting this prize, you consent to Ghirardelli Chocolate Company’s use of your name and image for promotional purposes, including online announcements, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. All taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. No prize substitution, cash substitution, or assignment or transfer of prizes is permitted. All prizes will be awarded.

Drawing: The winner will be determined on or about January 17, 2013 by a random drawing from all eligible entries received by the end of the entry period. The random drawing shall be conducted by an independent party whose decisions are final with respect to all aspects of the Sweepstakes. The winner will be notified via email. Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is not responsible for technical, telephone, hardware or software malfunction, lost, interrupted, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, including the inaccurate or incorrect capture of entry information, or any other errors of any kind, however caused, that may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. If, in Ghirardelli Chocolate Company’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with or alteration of any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if any technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes or void any or all electronic entries. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company in writing if the entrant changes his/her email address after entering the Sweepstakes. (To do so write to: Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, 1111 139th Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578, ATTN: 2012 California Academy of Sciences Holiday Sweepstakes). Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by Ghirardelli Chocolate Company or its agents.



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