In a disappointing turn of events, Webkinz Insider members have reviewed the fine print in the Chipette Costume Contest
rules and discovered that this contest is only available to residents of Canada
. At this point it is not clear why Ganz has excluded so many of their customers from the contest, customers who have been able to participate in previous, similar contests. Hopefully they will address this issue and clear things up on Friday.
Ganz has addressed the issue with the following tweet @webkinz
Re: Chipettes contest. It is the terms of our agreement with Fox. We may make the costumes available in other ways (ala Bee costume)
UPDATE: Our Canadian members have come through for us more than we could have ever imagined. We have set up a way for them to provide codes directly to WI and, as of 7 PM Kinz Time April 2nd, we have over 600 codes to give away to members of WI! See the following article for details on how to help... and for those who aren't in Canada, there's a VERY GOOD chance you'll get one from our contest thanks to the amazing generosity and dedication of our Canadian members -- Webkinz Insider Chipette Costume Contest Coming Soon
UPDATE 2: As of 9:20 PM Kinz Time on April 2nd, our Canadian members have doubled the number, with 1200 Chipette Costume Codes -- you are all incredible!! They are coming in at about 5-10 per minute!!
UPDATE 3: As of 9:20 AM Kinz Time on April 3rd ..... We have 2900 codes!! Wow, what an amazing thing to wake up to!!
UPDATE 4: As of 9:20 PM Kinz Time on April 3rd ... We have SURPASSED 5000 codes!!
We don't yet know if this means the costumes will be available as click to win items inside Webkinz World, or if they will show up as items for sale in the Curio Shop. We will let you know as soon as more information is released.
To view the complete contest rules, please click "Read More" below:
Thank you to our Canadian members for providing us with copies of the contest rules.
Webkinz Newz Contest CONTEST OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF CANADA*. 1. These are the official rules for the Webkinz Newz Contest (“Rules”). By entering, each entrant (”Entrant”) is deemed to have agreed with the Rules; do not enter the Contest if you do not agree to Rules. 2. The Contest begins on April 2, 2010 at 12:01am
Eastern Time and ends on April 3, 2010 at 12:59pm
Eastern Time. 3. The Prize consists of a virtual Green Popstar Outfit, Purple Popstar Outfit or Pink Popstar Outfit. There is an equal chance to win any of the three prizes. There are 50000 Prizes available to be won. The first 50000 Entrants who correctly answer, without mechanical or other assistance, a mathematical skill-testing question will win the Prize. 4. Visit Ganz - Webkinz News - Loading - Please Wait
during the Contest Submission Period and click on the Chipettes ad to enter the Contest. Eligibility This Contest is open to residents of Canada* who have reached 18 years of age or the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of Entry. If the participant is a child under the age of majority, his or her Entry must be submitted by his/her parent or legal guardian. You are not eligible if you are an employee of Sponsor, its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries or related companies, advertising or promotional agencies or a member of the immediate family of any such employee. For these Rules, “immediate family” includes spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, whether living in the same household or not. Only one submission per email address per Contest Submission Period is accepted. If the Sponsor determines that an Entrant has attempted to enter more than once, all Entries from that person will become void. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned. Entries will be disqualified if (a) they are not fully completed or received by the Sponsor during the Contest Submission Period, or (b) the Entry does not comply with these Contest Rules, as determined in the sole and final discretion of the Sponsor. If a dispute arises regarding the identity of an Entrant, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address provided at the time of Entry. “Authorized Account Holder” shall be the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. No correspondence will be entered into except with the Winners. HOW TO ENTER: Visit Ganz - Webkinz News - Loading - Please Wait
during the Contest Submission Period and click on the Chipettes ad to enter the Contest, complete an Entry form and correctly answer, without mechanical or other assistance, a mathematical skill-testing question. If you do not have access to the Internet and wish to enter the contest, please inquire with your local library to see if they provide Internet access or visit an Internet Café. PRIZES: The odds of winning the Prize depend upon the number of eligible Entries received. The first 50000 entrants who correctly complete the entry form and answer, without mechanical or other assistance, a mathematical skill-testing question will win the Prize. The winners will receive the Prize by email, to the email address submitted during the registration process, as indicated in his/her Entry. The Prize must be accepted as awarded. All prizes must be activated by the Winner on www.webkinz.com
within sixty (60) days of the award or they will be forfeited with no liability whatsoever to the Sponsor, its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries or related companies and its advertising or promotional agencies. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize or prize component of equal or greater value. The odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of Entries received during the Contest Submission Period. Maximum one prize per person. GENERAL: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the Contest, in whole or in part, and/or modify, amend or suspend the Contest and/or the Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason without prior notice. By entering this Contest, Entrants acknowledge that all Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for incomplete, lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of any website, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any Entry to be received by the Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from up-loading or down-loading any material in connection with the Contest. Entries are subject to verification. Entries submitted through unapproved means, or which do not otherwise conform with or satisfy any or all conditions of these Rules become void. By entering, each Entrant agrees to abide by these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which shall be final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. All issues and questions concerning the Contest, the interpretation of the Contest Rules or the rights and obligations of Entrants and the Sponsor shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and federal laws applicable therein excluding any rule or principle of conflicts of law that may provide otherwise. Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. All intellectual property, including but not limited to trade marks, trade names, logos, web pages and promotional materials are owned by the Sponsor or its licensors. All rights are reserved. Any unauthorized reproduction of any intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited. * Residents of the Province of Quebec are excluded from participation in this Contest.
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