Family Dollar “Hot Daily Deals” Sweepstakes

Official Rules


 DATES OF SWEEPSTAKES:  The “Family Dollar Hot Daily Deals” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on August 8, 2013 and ends on August 31, 2013 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  The Sweepstakes Period is subject to four (4) entry periods (each, an “Entry Period”) each associated with a drawing date as outlined below:


Entry Period    Entry Period Dates                                                      Drawing Date

1                      August 8, 2013 through August 14, 2013                   August 15, 2013

2                      August 15, 2013 through August 21, 2013                   August 22, 2013

3                      August 22, 2013 through August 31, 2013                   September 2, 2013

Each Entry Period starts at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on the first day of the Entry Period and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on the last day of the Entry Period.  For each drawing, one (1) prize winner (each, a “Prize Winner”) will be selected and he/she will win a prize (“Prize”) as described below. Non-winning entries from previous drawings will carry over and be eligible for subsequent drawings.


ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents residing in fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). Employees and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live) or persons living in same household (whether related or not) of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (the “Sponsor”) and each of its respective parent companies, divisions, affiliates, contractors, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Sweepstakes including, but not limited to National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Administrator”) are not eligible to participate. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void outside the state of California and where restricted or prohibited by law. Persons who have previously won a contest, sweepstakes or promotion of any kind sponsored or otherwise associated with Sponsor within the thirty (30) calendar days immediately preceding the start of this Sweepstakes are ineligible to participate or win a prize.


TO ENTER: Follow @MyFamilyDollar and send a tweet with the hashtag #HotDailyDeals during any of the Entry Periods to enter.  Entrants will receive one (1) entry into the drawing associated with the Entry Period for which each tweet is sent.  Enter as often as you wish.  The use of any agencies or automated software to submit entries will void all entries by that person.  Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different identities,  and/or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entry and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes.  In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the Twitter® account is registered (“Authorized Account Holder”).  The Authorized Account Holder is the natural person who is assigned to the Twitter® account by Twitter®. Potential Prize Winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted.  Sponsor will not confirm receipt of entries for Entrants.  All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, or damaged entries. By entering, each Entrant; (i) represents that he/she is at least eighteen (18) years of age and otherwise eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes; and (ii) fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these official rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and legally binding in all respects.  This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter®. Entrants understand that the information being provided at point of entry is being provided to the Sponsor solely, and not to Twitter®.


WINNING/NOTIFICATION:  There will be three (3) random drawings held on or about the drawing dates defined in the “Dates of Sweepstakes” section above. For each random drawing one (1) Prize Winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received during the respective Entry Period (along with any non-winning entries received from preceding Entry Periods).The random drawings will be conducted by the Sponsor whose decisions are based upon their sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules and are final and binding in all respects. Odds of being selected as a Prize Winner in the first Entry Period depend upon the total number of entries received in Entry Period 1.  Odds of being selected as a Prize Winner in any of the other Entry Periods depend upon the total number of entries received during the respective Entry Period, combined with the total number of non-winning eligible entries received from preceding Entry Periods.


The potential Prize Winners will be notified by the Sponsor within five (5) business days of each drawing date (“Notification”).  Notifications will be sent from @MyFamilyDollar to each potential Prize Winner’s Twitter® account. Upon Notification, Prize Winners will be required to submit to Sponsor, their complete contact information (including his/her first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code, and date of birth) for Sponsor to verify eligibility and ship the respective Prize. Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to reach potential Prize Winners via the Notification. In the event the Sponsor cannot reach a potential Prize Winner via the Notification after two (2) attempts, or if it is determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that a potential Prize Winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, an alternate Prize Winner will be selected at random from amongst all remaining non-winning eligible entries received from the respective Entry Period (including any non-winning entries received from preceding Entry Periods) and he/she will be notified as outlined above. The Prize Winners will each receive his/her Prize within six (6) to eight (8) weeks from the date in which the verification is completed.


PRIZES:  One (1) Prize of a $25 Family Dollar gift card will be awarded to each Prize Winner.  The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize is $25.00.  The total ARV of all Prizes to be awarded is $75.00. Gift Cards are subject to individual Gift Card terms and conditions. No Prize substitution, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if Prize becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor.  Prizes are not transferable prior to award.  Prize Winners are responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes (if and as applicable).  No more than the number of Prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded.  Limit of one (1) prize per person/household/family.

Except where prohibited, all Prize Winners consent to the use of his/her name, likeness, voice, photograph, testimonials, statements, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state in advertising worldwide for promotional and publicity purposes in any media without further payment, consideration, notification or limitation.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s  sole discretion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and conduct the Sweepstakes in a manner which in its sole discretion is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules.  Notice of such action by Sponsor will be tweeted by @FamilyDollar. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or reject any incomplete, inaccurate or false entry.  ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPONSOR’S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS.

RELEASE: By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Twitter, Inc., and each of its respective officers, directors, managers, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, members, shareholders, insurers, servants, divisions, predecessors, successors, representatives, distributors, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, including the Independent Sweepstakes Administrator, consultants and legal advisors (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, redemption or use of any Prize.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a); unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or as it pertains to the Sweepstakes; (b) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (c)  any injury or damage to persons or property (including but not limited to Entrant’s wireless device, or mobile phone) which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes;  (d) any printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials (if applicable); (e) stolen, lost, late, misdirected, corrupted, incomplete, or indecipherable entries or the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, wireless device carrier networks or Internet Service (as applicable); (f) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, mobile device, cable, network (including Entrant’s particular wireless device carrier network), hardware or software; (g) Entrant’s inability to connect to his/her particular mobile device carrier network for any reason, including due to poor carrier reception and/or signal strength at any particular location (if applicable); and (h) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, wireless device carrier networks or Internet service. All federal, state and local regulations apply.

*USE OF DATA / ENTRANTS PERSONAL INFORMATION/PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS: Information collected from Entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policies, located at By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy and hereby agree to: (a) Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy; and (b) receive Promotional Materials from Sponsor.  To unsubscribe to Promotional Materials at any time, click the “Unsubscribe” link found in the body of the Family Savings Email..

WINNER’S LIST/RULES REQUEST: For the name of the Prize Winners or a copy of these Official Rules, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope by October 31, 2013 to “Family Dollar Hot Daily Deals Sweepstakes”, PO Box 560, Milford, IA 51351 (please specify “Winners List” or “Rules Request” on the outside of the envelope).

SPONSOR: Family Dollar Stores, Inc., 10401 Monroe Road, Matthews, NC 28105.


This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter®.


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