$1,000 Ultimate Thomas & Friends Party Giveaway

All aboard the birthday train! Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his friends are here to party. If your little one loves Thomas too, then a Thomas party theme is the perfect way to celebrate their next birthday! So, we’re teaming up with Thomas & Friends to give away the ultimate Thomas the Train birthday party to one lucky family.

One Grand Prize winner in this giveaway will win an amazing Thomas & Friends prize package, chock full of Thomas & Friends party supplies and other extra special goodies. (Estimated Retail Value of all prizes: $1000.00)

Entering this contest is super easy – just use the Rafflecopter widget below.  Also, by sharing the contest link with your friends after you enter, you can earn extra bonus entries too.

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SPONSOR: BuySeasons, Inc., 5915 S. Moorland Road, New Berlin, WI 53151 (hereafter, “Sponsor”). This giveaway is not sponsored by any social media entity, including, but not limited to: Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram.


PRIZE SUPPLIER: Mattel, Inc., 333 Continental Boulevard, El Segundo, CA  90245-5012

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes begins on 10/19/2015 at 12:00:01 AM Central Time (“CT”) and ends on 11/1/2015 at 11:59:59 PM CT.  Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age or older.  Void where prohibited.  Sweepstakes subject to complete Official Rules. 

ELIGIBILITY: The “Birthdayexpress.com Ultimate Thomas and Friends™ Party Giveaway” (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time entry. Void outside the United States, the District of Columbia, and where prohibited and restricted by law. Employees, officers, and directors of BuySeasons, Inc., (“Sponsor”) and Mattel, Inc. (“Prize Supplier”) and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion and/or fulfillment agencies (the “Related Entities”) and the immediate families (spouse and parents, step parents, children, step children, siblings, grandparents and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and/or those living in the same household of any such individual, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon accepting all terms and fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. SWEEPSTAKES IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

PROMOTION PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on October 19, 2015 at 12:00:01 AM CT and ends on November 1, 2015 at 11:59:59 PM CT (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor shall be the official time-keeper for the Sweepstakes, and Sponsor’s computer shall be the official time-keeping device.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, go to http://www.birthdayexpress.com/partyideas/giveaways-contests/thomas-the-train-sweeps-2015 and complete and submit an Official Entry Form as directed. Entrants will be required to provide their complete name and a valid email address (hereinafter, “Entry Form Submission”). Limit one (1) Entry Form Submission per person per day during the Promotion Period, regardless of whether a person has multiple email addresses. Entrants will earn one (1) additional Entry per day for each unique name and email address of a friend or relative they refer to Sponsor and who subsequently enters this Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period (up to 10 friend entries total). Submitting names and email addresses of friends and/or relatives is entirely optional, and in no way required in order to enter the Sweepstakes. By submitting names and email addresses of friends or relatives, entrants believe the individuals they submit would be interested in entering this Sweepstakes. You may also earn additional Entries by hand printing your complete name and mailing address on a piece of paper and mailing it in an envelope with sufficient First Class Postage to: BirthdayExpress.com Ultimate Thomas and Friends™ Party Giveaway Additional Entries, 5915 S. Moorland Road, New Berlin, WI  53151 (hereinafter, “Mailed Additional Entries”). Limit one (1) Additional Entry per envelope per day. Use of automated entry or similar devices to participate or subvert the entry process is prohibited and all entries through such devices are void. Incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, unintelligible or late Entries which otherwise do not comply with these Official Rules will be disqualified. Entries must include a valid e-mail address for the Entrant. Your Entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweepstakes and your consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver your name, address and other information to Sponsor for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and for other uses by Sponsor as permitted by these Official Rules and by applicable law. Entries are the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By submitting an Entry, each entrant agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and the Birthdayexpress.com Privacy Policy.

ONE GRAND PRIZE AND ONE FIRST PRIZE: One Grand Prize and One First Prize will be awarded. Random Drawings will select one (1) Grand Prize winner from among all eligible Entries received between 12:00:01 AM CT on October 19, 2015 through 11:59:59 PM CT on November 1, 2015 and from Mailed Additional Entries received by November 8, 2015.  After the Grand Prize winner is selected, one (1) First Prize Winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period. Limit one (1) Prize per household. Odds of winning a Prize depend upon the number of eligible Entries received. All Random Drawings will be conducted by the Sweepstakes Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.


GRAND PRIZE RANDOM DRAWING: All Entries received during the Promotion Period will be combined and one (1) Grand Prize Winning Entry will be selected in the Grand Prize Random Drawing on or about November 9, 2015. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend upon the number of eligible Entries received during Promotion Period. The Grand Prize Random Drawing will be conducted by the Sweepstakes Sponsor.


NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS/RELEASES: Potential Prize Winners will be notified via the email address submitted at the time of Entry on or about two (2) business days after the corresponding Random Drawing. Potential Grand Prize Winner may be required to sign and have notarized an Affidavit of Eligibility/Prize Acceptance/Liability and, where permitted, a Publicity Release and submit to Sweepstakes Sponsor within three (3) business days of notification. Grand Prize Winner may be required to supply Sweepstakes Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes. Potential Prize Winners may be required to complete, sign and return a Prize Verification and, where permitted, a Publicity Release Form within three (3) business days from attempted date of notification to claim prize. A potential prize winner may be disqualified under any the following circumstances; i) if he/she cannot be reached by the Sweepstakes Sponsor within the specified time period; ii) if the prize notification or e-mail correspondence is returned as undeliverable; iii) if he/she is found to be ineligible or declines to accept any potential Prize; and/or iv) if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules. In the event a potential Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award that Prize to an alternate potential Prize Winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries received.

PRIZES AND THEIR APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE AND ONE (1) FIRST PRIZE: Grand Prize consists of One (1) Thomas & Friends™ Thomas Ride On (ARV: $54.99), one (1) Thomas & Friends™ Toddler Bed (ARV: $109.99), one Thomas & Friends™ 2-in-1 Toy Box & Art lid (ARV: 59.99), (1) Thomas & Friends™ Up & Down Roller Coaster (ARV: $129.99), one (1) Thomas & Friends™ Talking Thomas Trike (ARV: $69.99), one (1) Thomas & Friends™ Whistle and Chuff Thomas! Train Set (ARV: $279.99), one (1) Thomas & Friends™ Indoor Play Tent (ARV: $29.99) and $185.00 in Party Bucks gift codes, redeemable on www.birthdayexpress.com. The Total ARV of Grand Prize: $1,008.95 (US Dollars). One First Prize will be awarded consisting of one (1) Thomas & Friends™ Speedy Steamers Playland (ARV $39.99), one (1) Thomas & Friends™ “Thomas” LionChief RTR Set (ARV: $199.95), one (1) Thomas & Friends™ Hide N’ Play Tent (ARV $19.99) and $165.00 in Party Bucks gift codes, redeemable on www.birthdayexpress.com. The Total ARV of the First Prize:  $424.94 (US Dollars). Total ARV of all prizes: $1,433.89. All values are noted in US Dollars.  Any and all guarantees and warranties for merchandise prizes are subject to the manufacturer’s and/or service providers terms and conditions, and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers and/or service providers for any warranty or guarantee claim. All taxes and other costs not expressly stated herein are the responsibility of the individual prize winners. All costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any merchandise prize, including but not limited to delivery, service activation fees, and other expenses incurred by accepting the merchandise prize are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalent is allowed except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All federal and applicable state and local taxes (if any) on the prizes are the sole responsibility of the individual prize winners. The ARV of the prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determination of the retail value thereof, and the actual fair market value, as ultimately determined by Sponsor, is final and cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event the stated ARV of a prize is more than the actual fair market value of such prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. The specifics of all elements of the Prizes stated herein shall be solely determined by Sponsor. Prizes may not be substituted except that Sponsor, in its discretion, may substitute a prize, or portion thereof, with a prize of comparable or greater value in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Prizes are awarded and provided “as is” with no warranty or guarantee either express or implied by Sponsor. The Sponsor has not made, and will not be responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an Entry, each entrant waives, discharges and fully releases Sponsor and the Related Entities and any other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives, from any and all liability, injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from or in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of any prize or from any activity related to the receipt or use of any prize. By receipt of a prize, each prize winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and the Related Entities from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of such prize.

PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, each prize winner, by acceptance of a prize, grants to the Sponsor and the Related Entities the right to publicize the prize winner’s name (first name and last initial), address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness/persona and prize information in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, for commercial and non-commercial advertising, trade and other purposes, throughout the world, in perpetuity, in any manner, without limitation and without additional compensation, consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Sponsor is not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, incomplete, or garbled Entries, messages or e-mail; for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), application, or other connections; availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines; or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or problems of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of Entries, the announcement of prizes, functionality of the application or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. The Sponsor is also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, tampering, hacking, or by any applications, equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Use of robotic, automatic, or macro devices is not valid for Entry. Any Entry that is submitted with the use of a robotic, automated or macro device will be void. The Sponsor and Related Entities are not responsible for any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  If, for any reason, an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. The Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to entrant’s or to any other person’s mobile device related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of any application. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or any application or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor and/or the Related Entities, or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor, and their respective agents. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes and to resolve all disputes in its sole discretion.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, fraud, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof). In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify winners and award prizes by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible Entries received up to the time of such cancellation. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any Entry based on an e-mail address, the Entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of Entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.


SUSPENSION / MODIFICATION / TERMINATION: In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), interference with the Sweepstakes by any party, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence) Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes or prizes. Sponsor additionally reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion: (1) to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes should causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or interfere with the administration, integrity, operation, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes; or (2) to disqualify any entrant found to be, or suspected of: (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules; or (c) acting in an un-sportsmanlike manner.

DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, and in no event will entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Wisconsin. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in the State of Wisconsin, County of Milwaukee, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

USE OF INFORMATION: By submitting an entry, entrants grant to Sponsor and its promotional partners the right to send information about special offers in the future to the email address submitted at the time of entry. The information that you provide in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used by Sponsor in accordance with its Privacy Policy which is found at http://www.buyseasons.com/about/privacy and which may be updated from time to time without notice.

WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a list of prize winners (available after November 15, 2015), or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to: Birthdayexpress.com Ultimate Thomas and Friends™ Party Giveaway, 5915 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin, WI  53151. Please specify “Winners List” OR “Official Rules” on the outer envelope. Vermont residents may omit return postage. All requests must be received by December 15, 2015.

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