Jeesh...pretty complex system. . .
The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store The Sharing Tree sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (and the District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old and the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry.
The Sweepstakes begins on September 7, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time ("CT") and ends on November 6, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. CT
(the "Sweepstakes Period"). Administrator's computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.
How to Enter and Earn Sweepstakes Entries
During the Sweepstakes Period, locate the "Enter" link. Click on the link and enter your first name, last name, password, telephone number, complete address, date of birth, and any other information required and accept the Official Rules. All information provided must be complete and true. Once you have completed registration you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Registration is free. Each entrant may receive a maximum of one (1) registration entry during the Sweepstakes Period. Entrants may earn additional entries into the Sweepstakes by:
Opting in to receive email communications from the Sponsor. Upon agreeing to receive email communications from the Sponsor you will earn five (5) additional entries into the Sweepstakes. You can opt out of receiving emails at anytime.
Opting in to receive SMS communications from the Sponsor. Upon agreeing to receive SMS communications from the Sponsor you will earn five (5) additional entries into the Sweepstakes.
Standard text and data rates may apply. By opting in to receive SMS messages: (i) you represent that you are the account holder for the wireless number provided or have the permission of the account holder; and (ii) you will receive up to 4 messages sent per month. To unsubscribe, text STOP to 22627 . For help, text HELP to 22627.
Pressing "Like" on the Facebook Tab on the Sponsor's Facebook page. You will earn five (5) additional entries into the Sweepstakes for this method.
Following Sponsor on Twitter at @CrackerBarrel. You will earn five (5) additional entries into the Sweepstakes by signing up to follow Sponsor on Twitter at @CrackerBarrel.
Share a link resulting in Sweepstakes registration: You may earn five (5) additional entries for sharing a link to the Sweepstakes with each of your friends who registers and qualifies as an eligible entrant in the Sweepstakes up to a maximum of five (5) friends for a total of twenty five (25) additional entries through your efforts in accordance with the five (5) methods outlined below:
o Invite a Friend
: To invite friends via email, click on the "Share" link on the Site and enter the name(s) and email address(es) of up to two (2) friends at a time who are eligible to enter this Sweepstakes. Each friend will be sent an email from the Sponsor containing a link to the Site. The email will identify you as having recommended that the email be sent. You may only invite persons for whom you have received permission to provide their email address to Sponsor and for whom email from you or Sponsor will not be considered spam.
o Quick Link
: To retrieve your personal web link, click on the "Share" link on the Site and locate the personal web link or personal banner on the share page on the Site. When you click the link, it will be copied to your computer's clipboard. You may wish to post your link on instant messenger, blogs, message boards and personal web pages or in emails. The distribution of your personal web link is at your discretion, subject to the following: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel and void any personal web link (and all associated earned entries) which it deems, in its sole discretion, to be used or associated with content which is deemed inappropriate. Without limiting the foregoing, such content includes but is not limited to, all forms of pornography, inappropriate language and content that incites hate, is demeaning, depreciates the value of the Sponsor's name(s), brand(s), products or trade-marks, or incites discrimination of any and all forms.
o Facebook® Wall Posts/Invites
: You must be connected to the Site and Facebook®. You can post a message to your Facebook® wall that will include a personal web link to the Site.
o Twitter Posts/Invites
: You must be connected to the Site and Twitter. You can post a message to your Twitter feed that will include a personal web link to the Site.
o Share a photo via Facebook or Pinterest
: All photos being shared will have a unique web link which leads back to the Site. Should the link generate a registration you will receive entries. You must have a Facebook or Pinterest account in order to receive entries into the Sweepstakes for this method. Once a photo is shared on Pinterest it is viewable by the public. Pinterest Terms of Service can be viewed at http://pinterest.com/about/terms/
Submit an answer to questions posted weekly
. Each week during the Sweepstakes Period (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) the Sponsor will ask a different question on the Site (each week being a "Question Period"). You can enter your answer to the question posted during the Question Period along with a photo to earn five (5) additional entries for that Question Period up to a maximum of forty (40) entries into the Sweepstakes for this method. For purposes of clarity, you may receive up to five (5) additional entries and no more per Question Period. In addition, when you submit an answer you will have a chance to win an Instant Win Prize (as defined in Section 8 herein). If ever you missed answering a question during its designated Question Period, you will still have the chance to submit an answer to collect its inherent entries through the "Share your fall favorites" section. For purposes of clarity, answering questions past their Question period will award you five (5) entries but will not give you a chance to win an Instant Win Prize. There will be fifty two (52) Instant Win Prizes to be won during the Sweepstakes Period at random times. To be eligible to win an Instant Win Prize you must first be registered for and logged into the Sweepstakes. Upon successful submission of your answer to a question and photo answered during the applicable Question Period, you will be notified on screen if you are a winner of an Instant Prize. Instant Win Prizes will be time stamped and awarded to the first person who uploads and submits an answer and photo on or immediately after the aforementioned predetermined machine generated time stamp.
If you are deemed to be an eligible Instant Win Prize Winner, then you will instantly be presented with: (i) a page showing the prize you are eligible to win; (ii) a confirmation code; and (iii) a link to download the liability/publicity release form and the email address for Technical Support. Before being declared an Instant Win Prize Winner you must meet the requirements stated in these Rules.
You can receive five (5) entries into the Sweepstakes by hand printing your name, age, complete address (including zip or postal code), daytime phone number, email address, on a 3"x 5" card and mail it, postage prepaid, to: Tree Entries - The Sharing Tree Sweepstakes, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc., P.O. Box 787 Lebanon, Tennessee 37088-0787. Upon receipt of such card, you will be awarded with the five (5) entries. Mail in requests for entries must be postmarked by November 6, 2012 and received no later than November 13, 2012.
LIMIT: Limit of eighty one (81) total entries per person into the Sweepstakes regardless of method of entry.
Grand Prize Winner Selection
Grand Prize: On or about November 14, 2012 Administrator or an independent judging agency will select one (1) entry for the grand prize in a random drawing of all valid entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The entrant may be awarded the prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules). Administrator's decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of potential winner(s) are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.
One (1) grand prize will be awarded. Grand prize winner will receive $10,000. Approximate retail value of grand prize is $10,000.
Instant Win Prizes
Fifty two (52) instant win prizes are available to be won as shown below. The matching of instant win prizes to their respective winners shall be in the sole discretion of Sponsor, and winners shall have no choice between prizes. Approximate retail value of all Instant Win Prizes is $3,079.92.
Number of Prizes to be awarded
Approximate Retail Value of Each Prize
Cracker Barrel Fully-Assembled Rocking Chair
$100 Cracker Barrel Gift Card
$50 Cracker Barrel Gift Card
$20 Cracker Barrel Gift Card