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Green Your Seasons Challenge
OFFICIAL RULES



Green Your Seasons (the "Challenge") begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on November 18, 2011 (the "Challenge Start Date") and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST January 6, 2012 (the “Challenge End Date”) (such period referred to herein as the “Challenge Period”). The Challenge is sponsored by Recyclebank LLC (“Recyclebank”, or the “Sponsor”). The Challenge is comprised of the Green Your Seasons Contest, the User-Generated Content Contest and the Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes.

1. HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Green Your Seasons Contest: Participants may enter the Green Your Seasons Contest portion of the Challenge by participating in the designated Recyclebank points-based earn opportunities on Recyclebank’s Green Your Seasons webpage at seasons.recyclebank.com (the “Website”) and on Recyclebank’s website at www.recyclebank.com, and on other authorized third party sites. Each eligible points-based earn opportunity will be designated with the language “By accepting your points, you agree to and are bound by the Green Your Seasons Official Rules.” Only one member account is allowed per individual. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

User-Generated Content Contest: To enter the User-Generated Content Contest portion of the Challenge, entrants may upload the following three types of Submissions (as defined below in Section 5) to the Website using the following methods: (a) the best recipe that reuses Thanksgiving leftovers by clicking on the illustration of a family sitting around the dinner table in the Autumn section of the Website; (b) the best photo example of a homemade or upcycled gift by clicking on the illustration of a homemade gift in the Winter section of the Website; and (c) the best example of a green New Year’s resolution that will be implemented into the member’s daily life by clicking on the illustration of a written resolution in the New Year section of the Website. Only one submission may be submitted by any participant for each of (a), (b) and (c) above, and no more than three submissions total may be submitted for any given participant. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant who submits more than three submissions, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Green Your Season Sweepstakes: To enter the Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes portion of the Challenge, participants must participate in at least one earning opportunity on the Website and collect his or her Recyclebank Points. To enter by mail, print your first and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, daytime telephone number, date of birth, and e-mail address (if available) on a three-by-five-inch card. Put the card in an envelope, affix first-class postage, and send it to the Sponsor with attention to Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes. No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered entries will be accepted. All entries must be received by the Challenge End Date. One entry per person. Mechanically reproduced entries not accepted. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

Participation in the Green Your Seasons Contest, User-Generated Content Contest and the Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes is voluntary and does not require you to purchase anything from the Sponsor. No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered entries will be accepted. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. For clarity and without limitation, Sponsor may reproduce, modify, display and otherwise use the Submissions for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation. All entries are subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.



2. CHALLENGE PRIZES:

Green Your Seasons Contest Prizes

Grand Prize

1 $5,000 worth of Kohler Tresham products for a dream bathroom;

1 Eco-Citizen Paladion Watch;

6 Wholearth Beauty perfumes

Total approximate retail value $5,840

First Prize

5 1 U-Konserve Waste-Free Lunch System;

2 Destination Dinners Recipe Kits;

1 Gaiam Everything Fits Gym Bag;

1 Set of Preserve Eco-Friendly Kitchen and Tableware from ChooseUp

Total approximate retail value $262.59 ea.

Second Prize

50 1,000 Recyclebank Points

Total approximate retail value $0



Odds of winning are affected by the number of eligible entries received by the Challenge End Date. The total approximate retail value of all Green Your Seasons Contest prizes is $7,152.95 (actual value may vary). Only one (1) Green Your Seasons Contest Grand Prize, five (5) Green Your Seasons Contest First Prize, and fifty (50) Green Your Seasons Contest Second Prizes will be awarded.



User-Generated Content Contest Prizes

Best Recipe for Reusing Thanksgiving Leftovers

50 Ziploc sandwich and snack bags and VersaGlass container;

Bio Bags Tall Kitchen Waste Bags;

KidsKonserve Food Kozie;

1 Sample of SmartyPants Vitamins for Kids and Adults;

1 $15 Abe’s Market Gift Card;

Wishprints 5x7 Greeting Cards

Total approximate retail value $47

Best Photograph of a Homemade or Upcycled Gift

50 1 $25 Uncommon Goods Gift Card;

Wishprints 5x7 Greeting Cards

Total approximate retail value $29

Best Green New Year’s Resolution Tip

50 2 B.Y.O Towels from PeopleTowels;

1 Green Garmento Laundry and Dry Cleaning Bag;

1 $15 ecomom.com Gift Card;

1 Travel Size SPF 15 Sunscreen Spray with Parsol 1789

Total approximate retail value $46



Odds of winning are affected by the number of eligible entries received by the challenge end date. The total approximate retail value of all User-Generated Content Contest prizes is $6,100.00 (actual value may vary). There will be fifty (50) Best Recipe for Reusing Thanksgiving Leftovers prizes, there will be fifty (50) Best Photograph of a Homemade or Upcycled Gift prizes and there will be fifty (50) Best Green New Year’s Resolution Tip prizes awarded.



Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes Prizes

Grand Prize

1 1 Simmons Natural Care Queen-Sized Mattress for a Dream Bedroom;

1 Eco-Citizen Riva Watch;

6 Wholearth Beauty perfumes

Total approximate retail value $2,675

First Prize

5 1 U-Konserve Waste-Free Lunch System; 2 Destination Dinners Recipe Kits;

1 Gaiam Everything Fits Gym Bag;


1 Set of Preserve Eco-Friendly Kitchen and Tableware from ChooseUp

Total approximate retail value $262.59 ea.

Second Prize

50 1,000 Recyclebank Points

Total approximate retail value $0



Odds of winning is affected by the number of eligible entries received by the Challenge End Date. Total approximate retail value of all Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes prizes: $3,577.59 (actual value may vary). There will be one (1) Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes Grand Prize, five (5) Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes First Prizes, and fifty (50) Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes Second Prizes awarded.

The total approximate retail value of all Green Your Seasons Challenge prizes is $16,830.90. Allow 3-4 weeks after validation of arrangement for receipt of prize. The actual number of prizes awarded is based on the number of eligible entries received. There is no substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prizes allowed. Winner will be solely responsible for all other expenses not specifically set forth herein. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. No other substitution or transfer of prizes permitted. The Sponsor is responsible only for prize delivery; not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise. In order to receive a prize, winner may be required to provide proof of identification. Any and all taxes on any prize, including income and/or sales taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winners. However, Sponsor may elect to cover all or a portion of such tax liability, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

3. ELIGIBILITY:

Participant Eligibility. The Challenge is only open to legal residents of the continental United States (specifically excluding residents of Puerto Rico, Guam, and all other U.S. foreign possessions and territories) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Residents of New York and Florida are not eligible for the Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes. Entries are limited to individuals only; commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible. By participating in the Challenge, each participant accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor and warrants that she/he is eligible to participate in the Contest or Sweepstakes, as applicable. Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of the Sponsor, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, legal advisors, and their immediate family members and persons living in the same household, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. THE CHALLENGE IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW and is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Eligibility for User-Generated Content Contest. Submissions uploaded for the User-Generated Content Contest portion of the Challenge will only be eligible if such content (a) portrays the best example of a recipe reusing Thanksgiving leftovers, the best example of a homemade or upcycled gift, or the best example of a green New Year’s resolution, (b) the Submission does not include any other identifiable individual other than the individual participant, (c) the Submission, if a photograph, is in color and in a format supported by the Website, (d) is submitted during the Challenge Period, (e) contains only the original content of the participant and (f) does not contain content that is unlawful, hateful or obscene, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion (the “User-Generated Content Contest Criteria”). The Sponsor will consider only those examples that meet all of the User-Generated Content Contest Criteria, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify Submissions which Sponsor determines at any time in its sole judgment to fail to meet any of the User-Generated Content Contest Criteria.

4. SELECTION OF WINNERS:

Green Your Seasons Contest: At the conclusion of the Challenge Period, the individual with the highest Green Your Seasons score will be awarded the Grand Prize. The five individuals with the next highest scores will be awarded First place prizes, and the fifty individuals with the next highest scores will be awarded the Second place prizes. Green Your Seasons scores will be based on the following activities during the Challenge Period: (i) Recyclebank Points accumulated by the member through such member's completion of the Recyclebank Green Your Seasons earn opportunities, and (ii) Recyclebank Points added to such member's Green Your Seasons score for each referred friend that becomes a member of the Website. Only referred friends who become a member of the Recyclebank website between November 18, 2011 and January 5, 2012 will count toward an individual's Green Your Seasons score. For clarity, a member's Green Your Seasons score is separate and distinct from such member's Recyclebank Points balance. Only one winner is allowed per household.

In the event of a tie for any Grand Prize, First, and Second place prizes, the tied potential winners will be required to submit an essay written by the participant that explains in 100 words or less the specific energy saving, recycling and conservation actions the participant makes and inspires others to make, no matter how big or small, that have a positive impact on the participant’s home, community and the environment. The Sponsor will select the winner(s) based on the quality of the written essay, and the content that best captures the mission of Recyclebank – to inspire others to take action to have a positive impact on the planet. Such selection shall be made in the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

User-Generated Content Contest : The User-Generated Content Contest Prize winner selection will be made in the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion based on the Submissions that best meets the User-Generated Content Contest Criteria. The Sponsor will judge the content based on the ability of the content to accomplish the User-Generated Content Contest Criteria, as well as overall quality, significance of content, originality, creativity, and overall presentation, among such other criteria as Sponsor may consider in its sole discretion

Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes: On or about February 3, 2012, the Sponsor will randomly select the winners. Winners will be selected from all eligible entries received by the Challenge End Date.

The winners for the Green Your Seasons Contest, the User-Generated Content Contest and the Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes will be notified by e-mail using the information provided when the participant entered the applicable Challenge, within 30 days of the Challenge End Date. Such notification shall include instructions for proper acceptance of the prizes by the winners. In the event a winner does not accept a prize, a winner is ineligible, or the prize or prize notification is not deliverable, an alternate winner may be selected. The Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify a winner. The winners agree to Sponsor’s use of their name, address, likeness, and/or prize information for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law. Where lawful, the winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, and Publicity Release (the “Release”). If the guest is a minor, the Release must be completed by the minor’s parent or legal guardian.

5. SUBMISSIONS: The User-Generated Content Contest portion of the Challenge offers you the opportunity to post or otherwise transmit recipes, photos, comments, ideas or other information in any form, on or through the Website (collectively referred to herein as the “Submissions”). By posting or transmitting these Submissions you grant to Sponsor and its designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right (including moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based on, perform and/or display such Submissions (in whole or in part) in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other provider of the Submissions. You acknowledge that to the extent that you include personally identifiable information in your Submissions, we may republish such information.

6. CONDITIONS: The Sponsor and Facebook, and their respective agents, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, insurers, servants, parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, predecessors, successors, representatives, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors (the “Released Entities”), are not responsible for, shall not be liable for, and hereby disclaim all liability arising from or relating to: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, misaddressed, incomplete, or unintelligible entries; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, computer or other malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, whether human or technical; (iii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer or e-mail transmissions; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of any prize, or any portion thereof that may have been awarded, or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, or any portion thereof that may have been awarded, or from participation in the Challenge; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Challenge. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or cancel the Challenge or any component of the Challenge should any unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Challenge. In the event that proper administration of the Challenge is prevented by such causes as contemplated above, the Sponsor will pick the winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such action. By participating in the Challenge, participants and winners agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Entities, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Challenge, from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising out of or relating to the Challenge, participation in the Challenge, any prize, or any portion thereof that may have been awarded, and/or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, or any portion thereof that may have been awarded, including but not limited to statutory and common law claims for misappropriation or participant’s right of publicity. This Challenge shall be governed by New York law. By participating in this Challenge, participants agree that New York courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Challenge and that venue shall be only in New York, New York.

7. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the first name, last initial, city and state of the Green Your Seasons Contest winners, the User-Generated Content Contest winners and/or the Green Your Seasons Sweepstakes winners after the Challenge End Date, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope marked “Green Your Seasons Winners List” to the Sponsor. Requests for winners list must be received no later than 90 days from the Challenge End Date (residents of Vermont and Washington need not include return postage).

8. CONTEST SPONSOR:

Recyclebank LLC
Green Your Seasons Challenge
95 Morton Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10014



9. NOTICE: The Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute and seek damages against any individual who attempts to deliberately undermine the proper operation of the Challenge in violation of these Official Rules and/or criminal and/or civil law.

10. Copyright © 2011 Recyclebank LLC. All rights reserved. Recyclebank and the associated logos are trademarks of Recyclebank. Any other trademarks in these Official Rules are used for prize identification purposes ONLY and are the properties of their respective owners.