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Official rules for Bobcat Company "How Bobcat unleashed me" contest

Official Rules

Contest Period / Entry Deadline: Contest begins January 7, 2008 and ends May 30, 2008.

Eligibility: No purchase necessary to enter. The contest is open to entrants who are 18 years of age or older by January 7, 2008. This offer is limited to residents of the continental United States and Canada. All entries must have been received online. Employees and family members of employees of Bobcat Company, its advertising agencies, promotion companies, dealers, agents, suppliers, affiliates and subsidiaries are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law.

How to Register / Enter: The Bobcat “How Bobcat has unleashed me…” contest is open to qualified registrants whose entry form is received online at www.bobcat.com/50, by May 30, 2008.

Limit one entry and winner per household per Bobcat sponsored contest in 2008. Bobcat Company assumes no responsibility for online entry difficulties or failure due to user error or user computer error. Illegible online entries will be disqualified.

Contest Prizes: 171 prizes will be awarded:

  • Grand-prize winner will receive a $75,000 Bobcat gift certificate, good for products and attachments of their choice to be used at a designated Bobcat dealership.* Winner will be responsible for payment of delivery and dealer service charges from the $75,000. The winning entry will be featured on the Bobcat.com 50th Anniversary website and in WorkSaver magazine.
  • 5 Second prize winners will receive a $1000 certificate good toward Bobcat equipment or attachments of their choice to be used at a designated Bobcat dealership.*
  • 10 Third prize winners will receive a Bobcat jacket valued at $100.
  • 50 Monthly winners (10 each month during the contest) will receive a Limited “Tailgate” Edition version of the Bobcat: Fifty Years of Opportunity, 1958 – 2008, book valued at $99.95 each. Selected winning entries will be featured on the Bobcat.com 50th Anniversary website.
  • 105 Weekly winners (5 each week during the contest) will receive a Bobcat 50th anniversary hat, valued at $15.00. Selected winning entries will be featured on the Bobcat.com 50th anniversary website.

The weekly and monthly winners will be eligible for the Grand, Second and Third prizes.

Judging: On June 10, 2008, judges selected by Bobcat Company will decide on winning responses to entry questions for the Grand, Second and Third prizes. Bobcat Company will announce the winners based on judges’ final decisions.

Note: This is not a sweepstakes or drawing. Qualified entries will be judged selectively, and the following criteria will be considered during judging: creativity, quality, completeness and originality of answers, as well as supporting comments.

Winner Notification & Verification: Winning contestants will be notified in writing by Bobcat Company. At that time their mailing address, age, and other criteria will be confirmed. In order to claim their prize, the winners must provide Bobcat Company with a valid delivery address within two weeks of attempted notification. Contest winners are required to produce proof of identity in the form of a photo ID. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Unless otherwise instructed, Bobcat Company will ship prizes to the address listed on a contestant’s registration form. Contest entries will be judged under the supervision of Bobcat Company, whose decisions on winner selection and all other matters relating to this contest are final.

General Conditions: By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these rules and by the decision of the judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Winners must accept receipt of their prizes by December 31, 2008. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. Prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash redemption value. Bobcat Company reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that an advertised prize is unavailable. All prize winners will be required to submit valid identification to Bobcat Company and to execute an affidavit of eligibility and a liability publicity release. Failure to comply within a reasonable time period may result in disqualification and awarding of the prize to another entrant. Contestants consent to sponsor's use of their names and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Operation of this contest and the interpretation of these rules is governed by the laws of the United States and is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. All entries and information contained herein become the sole property of Bobcat Company.

Bobcat Company reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the contest. Bobcat Company is not responsible for any interruptions of the service or mechanical or technical failures of any sort. Bobcat Company is not responsible for lost, late or incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry information, whether caused by contestant or any other reason, or for any equipment or technical malfunctions or errors.

Bobcat Company reserves the right to halt the contest at any time due to situations beyond its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, compliance with governmental regulations, orders or instructions, fires, strikes and factory shutdowns.

This contest may not be used for any form of gambling.

Winner List & Rules: For the name of the prize winners available after July 1, 2008, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “How Bobcat has Unleashed Me…” Contest; 106 East Sixth Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1951.

This contest is subject to these complete official rules. For a copy of these rules, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to: “How Bobcat has Unleashed Me…” Contest, 106 East Sixth Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1951

* Designated Dealers will be assigned to the winners based on their permanent mailing address.