How to enter:
Contestants must enter using the official form displayed at https://amperart.com/enter-valentines-2015/ whether by landing on that page arbitrarily or by link of referrer.
Fill in your first name, email, and submit. You will then be asked if you wish to notify others by email, in which you copy and paste an invitation or write your own. The more people you refer who sign up as subscribers, the better chance you have of winning one of three prizes, listed below.
Contest ends midnight PST February 5, 2015. Winners will be notified by February 10, 2015.
Prizes will be mailed (first place winner) and emailed (second & third place winners) — see “Prizes” & “Delivery” for details, below.
Location: This contest is open to all countries and states in which such a contest is allowed. It is the responsibility of contestants to ascertain the contest is legal where they live. Contest promoter is not responsible for fraudulent entries. The Gift Card and e‑Gift Card prizes must be redeemed at Starbucks. No substitute prizes.
Age: Contestants must be 18 years of age or older to enter this contest.
First place prize is a Starbucks 2013 edition (collector’s item) Valentines mug, brand new in package, with a stylized ampersand on the outside & the words “You. Me.” printed on the inside rim. Includes a Starbucks Gift Card, either a physical card or an e‑card, pre-loaded with $14 credit. Mug (and gift card if not an e‑card) will be shipped via USPS to winner (see “Delivery” below).
Second place prize is a Starbucks e‑Gift Card, pre-loaded with $14 credit. Awarded to contestant who refers the second-most subscribers to AmperArt.com by contest deadline. Delivered via email to contestant’s email address.
Third place prize is a Starbucks e‑Gift Card, pre-loaded with $14 credit. Awarded to contestant who refers the third-most subscribers to AmperArt.com by contest deadline. Delivered via email to contestant’s email address.
All prizes will be awarded:
If the the first place winner does not respond within 3 days after the winning notification is sent to that person, which will be the day after the contest ends, the mug will be shipped to the second place winner. Then an e‑gift card will be sent by email to the next-most-subscribing-referrals contestant. The 3‑day time limit is to ensure the mug is received by Valentine’s Day.
Mug (and gift card if not an e‑card) will be shipped via USPS to winner. Winner does not pay for shipping, handling & insurance. Package will be insured, so please contact Chaz DeSimone — firstname.lastname@example.org — immediately if item is damaged.
The first prize package will be shipped for arrival to its recipient in time for Valentine’s Day if such recipient’s address is within the United States. If the recipient’s location requires a longer delivery time, such as overseas, arrival by Valentine’s Day may not be possible. Arrival date is not guaranteed.
Second and third prize e‑Gift Cards will be delivered via email to contestant’s email address within two days after contest ends.
Contest winners will be announced by first name only the day after the contest ends.
Contestants’ email addresses will not be posted nor shared.
All entries are automatically subscribed to the AmperArt newsletter which announces each AmperArt piece as it is released. There is no cost for subscription nor to receive the monthly AmperArt “Ordinary Phrases & Ampersands Extraordinaire” series. I, Chaz DeSimone, designer & typographer & creator of AmperArt, sincerely hope you enjoy the artwork and stories.
The only postal mailing address required will be for the first prize winner of the mug. That winner will be contacted by email to state the correct mailing address. Other prizes will be sent as electronic gift cards.
Other statements, rules and conditions about this contest:
- No purchase necessary.
- There is no cost to enter, however if the time & effort required to refer others to subscribe is considered too “costly” if you do not win a prize, please do not enter.
- Contest begins January 6, 2015 and terminates at Midnight PST (-8 UTC) February 5, 2015. (Time zone map here.)
- Original retail value of mug: $10.95 US / $12.95 CAN (Issued Valentines 2013. No longer available through Starbucks, which deems this a collector’s item). (1 issued total)
- Gift Cards and/or e‑Gift Cards value each: $14.00 (3 issued total)
- Winners will be determined and notified by email and posted (first name only) at amperart.com/winnersvalentines2015 by February 10, 2015.
- Winners will be selected according to the referred most, second-most and third-most qualifying subscribers to the amperart.com newsletter. Subscriptions are automatically recorded and assigned to referrer by ContestHopper and AWeber.
- Sponsor and promoter of the contest: AmperArt/Desimone Design, 17650 Grand Ave. #12, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. Email email@example.com
Thanks for entering & spreading the love of the ampersand … & coffee!