Sweepstakes Rules

PORTLAND MLK GRAND OPENING SWEEPSTAKES

PORTLAND MLK GROCERY SWEEPSTAKES

NORTH FORT WORTH GRAND OPENING SWEEPSTAKES

NORTH FORT WORTH GROCERY SWEEPSTAKES

WARRENTON GRAND OPENING SWEEPSTAKES

WARRENTON GROCERY GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

NATURAL GROCERS 2018 COUNT THE LADYBUGS SWEEPSTAKES

NATURAL GROCERS CUSTOMER 2018 EARTH DAY SWEEPSTAKES

COOS BAY GROCERY GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

COOS BAY GRAND OPENING SWEEPSTAKES

DALLAS – RICHARDSON GROCERY GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

NORTH FORT WORTH GRAND OPENING SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. Eligibility: The Natural Grocers North Fort Worth Grand Opening Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and the immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on February 7, 2018 and ends on March 15, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
  3. How to Enter: Entrants will be able to enter the Sweepstakes by submitting an entry form at Sponsor’s store located at 5230 North Tarrant Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas 76244, during the Sweepstakes Period.  There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person, per day during the Sweepstakes Period.
  4. Sweepstakes Prizes: The Sweepstakes prizes to be awarded consist of: (i) one (1) Apple iPad; (ii) one (1) $500 Natural Grocers gift card; (iii) one (1) $100 Country Life Visa gift card and one (1) gift basket of Country Life vitamins; (iv) one (1) Radio Flyer wagon; (v) one (1) Cuisinart food processor; (vi) a one (1)-year’s supply of Alive! Women’s or Men’s Once Daily multi-vitamins and two (2) $25 Natural Grocers gift cards; (vii) one (1) case of Thousand Hills 85% lean grass fed ground beef; (viii) one (1) Patagonia backpack; and (ix) one (1) Barbara’s puffin stuffed animal.  Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be made, except as provided at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

The odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  1. Selection of Sweepstakes Prize Winners: Sponsor will randomly select the Sweepstakes prize winners from all eligible entries at the end of the Sweepstakes Period.  The selection of Sweepstakes prize winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.  It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied with the conditions contained in these Official Rules.
  2. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner’s consent in perpetuity to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
  3. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or jurisdiction, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, extend, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes.
  4. Release/Limitations of Liability: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”):  (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity and (ii) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  By winning a prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion 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, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising, in whole or in part, out of such winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes or such winner’s receipt, use or misuse of any prize.
  5. Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate state or federal courts in Denver, Colorado and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction).
  6. Winners List/Official Rules: To obtain a list of all Sweepstakes prize winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sponsor at the address provided below. All such requests must be received by September 30, 2018.  Please allow up to 10 business days for Sponsor to process your request. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.
  7. Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., 12612 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.

WARRENTON GRAND OPENING SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. Eligibility: The Natural Grocers Warrenton Grand Opening Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and the immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on February 28, 2018 and ends on April 15, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
  3. How to Enter: Entrants will be able to enter the Sweepstakes by submitting an entry form at Sponsor’s store located at 137 US 101, Warrenton, Oregon 97146, during the Sweepstakes Period.  There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person, per day during the Sweepstakes Period.
  4. Sweepstakes Prizes: The Sweepstakes prizes to be awarded consist of: (i) one (1) Apple iPad; (ii) one (1) $500 Natural Grocers gift card; (iii) one (1) $100 Country Life Visa gift card and one (1) gift basket of Country Life vitamins; (iv) one (1) Radio Flyer wagon; (v) one (1) Cuisinart food processor; (vi) a one (1)-year’s supply of Alive! Women’s or Men’s Once Daily multi-vitamins and two (2) $25 Natural Grocers gift cards; (vii) one (1) case of Thousand Hills 85% lean grass fed ground beef; (viii) one (1) Patagonia backpack; and (ix) one (1) Barbara’s Puffin stuffed animal.  Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be made, except as provided at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

The odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  1. Selection of Sweepstakes Prize Winners: Sponsor will randomly select the Sweepstakes prize winners from all eligible entries at the end of the Sweepstakes Period.  The selection of Sweepstakes prize winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.  It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied with the conditions contained in these Official Rules.
  2. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner’s consent in perpetuity to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
  3. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or jurisdiction, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, extend, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes.
  4. Release/Limitations of Liability: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”):  (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity and (ii) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  By winning a prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion 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, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising, in whole or in part, out of such winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes or such winner’s receipt, use or misuse of any prize.
  5. Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate state or federal courts in Denver, Colorado and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction).
  6. Winners List/Official Rules: To obtain a list of all Sweepstakes prize winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sponsor at the address provided below. All such requests must be received by October 31, 2018.  Please allow up to 10 business days for Sponsor to process your request. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.
  7. Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., 12612 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.

WARRENTON GROCERY GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. Eligibility: The Natural Grocers Warrenton Grocery Giveaway Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and the immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible to participate. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins and ends on February 28, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Date”).
  3. How to Enter: Entrants will be able to enter the Sweepstakes by submitting an entry form at the Sponsor’s store located at 137 US 101, Warrenton, Oregon 97146 (the “Store”) between 7:30 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. Pacific Time on the Sweepstakes Date.  There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person.
  4. Sweepstakes Prizes: One (1) entrant will receive a Grand Prize consisting of one (1) Natural Grocers gift card that will be loaded with $100 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date.  The other Sweepstakes prizes to be awarded consist of: (i) one (1) Natural Grocers gift card that will be loaded with $50 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date; (ii) two (2) Natural Grocers gift cards that will be loaded with $20 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date; and (iii) five (5) Natural Grocers gift cards that will be loaded with $10 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date.  Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be made, except as provided at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

The odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  1. Rules Applicable to All Sweepstakes Prizes: The following rules will apply to each Natural Grocers gift card awarded as a Sweepstakes prize:  (i) each gift card will be loaded with the appropriate amount on the Sweepstakes Date; (ii) any amount on any gift card that remains unspent at 8:05 p.m. Pacific Time on March 4, 2018 will be automatically and permanently forfeited and may no longer be spent; (iii) each gift card will be re-loaded with the appropriate amount at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on March 5, 2018 and each Monday thereafter through August 6, 2018; (iv) any amount on any gift card that remains unspent at 8:05 p.m. Pacific Time on March 11, 2018 and each Sunday thereafter through August 12, 2018 will be automatically and permanently forfeited and may no longer be spent; and (v) each winner’s use of a gift card awarded as a Sweepstakes prize will be subject to all other rules applicable generally to Natural Grocers gift cards.
  2. Selection of Sweepstakes Prize Winners: Sponsor will randomly select the Sweepstakes prize winners from all eligible entries at the Store at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the Sweepstakes Date.  Each sweepstakes winner must be present to win.  As a condition to receiving the $100 weekly or $50 weekly Sweepstakes prize, the potential winner will be required to complete, sign and return an IRS Form W-9 (including the prize winner’s social security number, which will be used only for the purpose of reporting the winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service as required by law).  If a potential prize winner fails to complete, sign and return an IRS Form W-9, he/she will forfeit the prize and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random.  The selection of Sweepstakes prize winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.  It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied with the conditions contained in these Official Rules.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  3. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner’s consent in perpetuity to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
  4. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or jurisdiction, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, extend, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes.
  5. Release/Limitations of Liability: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”):  (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity and (ii) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  By winning a prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion 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, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising, in whole or in part, out of such winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes or such winner’s receipt, use or misuse of any prize.
  6. Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate state or federal courts in Denver, Colorado and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction).
  7. Winners List/Official Rules: To obtain a list of all Sweepstakes prize winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sponsor at the address provided below. All such requests must be received by August 31, 2018.  Please allow up to ten (10) business days for Sponsor to process your request. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.
  8. Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., 12612 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.

PORTLAND MLK GRAND OPENING SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. Eligibility: The Natural Grocers Portland MLK Grand Opening Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and the immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on April 18, 2018 and ends on May 30, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
  3. How to Enter: Entrants will be able to enter the Sweepstakes by submitting an entry form at Sponsor’s store located at 5055 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97211, during the Sweepstakes Period.  There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person, per day during the Sweepstakes Period.
  4. Sweepstakes Prizes: The Sweepstakes prizes to be awarded consist of: (i) one (1) Apple iPad; (ii) one (1) $500 Natural Grocers gift card; (iii) one (1) $100 Country Life Visa gift card and one (1) gift basket of Country Life vitamins; (iv) one (1) wagon; (v) one (1) Cuisinart food processor; (vi) a one (1)-year’s supply of Alive! Women’s or Men’s Once Daily multi-vitamins and two (2) $25 Natural Grocers gift cards; (vii) one (1) case of Thousand Hills 85% lean grass fed ground beef; (viii) one (1) Patagonia backpack; and (ix) one (1) Barbara’s Puffin stuffed animal.  Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be made, except as provided at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

The odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  1. Selection of Sweepstakes Prize Winners: Sponsor will randomly select the Sweepstakes prize winners from all eligible entries at the end of the Sweepstakes Period.  The selection of Sweepstakes prize winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.  It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied with the conditions contained in these Official Rules.
  2. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner’s consent in perpetuity to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
  3. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or jurisdiction, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, extend, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes.
  4. Release/Limitations of Liability: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”):  (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity and (ii) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  By winning a prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion 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, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising, in whole or in part, out of such winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes or such winner’s receipt, use or misuse of any prize.
  5. Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate state or federal courts in Denver, Colorado and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction).
  6. Winners List/Official Rules: To obtain a list of all Sweepstakes prize winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sponsor at the address provided below. All such requests must be received by November 30, 2018.  Please allow up to 10 business days for Sponsor to process your request. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.
  7. Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., 12612 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.

PORTLAND MLK GROCERY GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. Eligibility: The Natural Grocers Portland MLK Grocery Giveaway Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and the immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible to participate. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins and ends on April 18, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Date”).
  3. How to Enter: Entrants will be able to enter the Sweepstakes by submitting an entry form at the Sponsor’s store located at 5055 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97211 (the “Store”) between 7:30 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. Pacific Time on the Sweepstakes Date.  There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person.
  4. Sweepstakes Prizes: One (1) entrant will receive a Grand Prize consisting of one (1) Natural Grocers gift card that will be loaded with $100 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date.  The other Sweepstakes prizes to be awarded consist of: (i) one (1) Natural Grocers gift card that will be loaded with $50 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date; (ii) two (2) Natural Grocers gift cards that will be loaded with $20 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date; and (iii) five (5) Natural Grocers gift cards that will be loaded with $10 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date.  Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be made, except as provided at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

The odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  1. Rules Applicable to All Sweepstakes Prizes: The following rules will apply to each Natural Grocers gift card awarded as a Sweepstakes prize:  (i) each gift card will be loaded with the appropriate amount on the Sweepstakes Date; (ii) any amount on any gift card that remains unspent at 8:05 p.m. Pacific Time on April 22, 2018 will be automatically and permanently forfeited and may no longer be spent; (iii) each gift card will be re-loaded with the appropriate amount at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on April 23, 2018 and each Monday thereafter through September 24, 2018; (iv) any amount on any gift card that remains unspent at 8:05 p.m. Pacific Time on April 29, 2018 and each Sunday thereafter through September 30, 2018 will be automatically and permanently forfeited and may no longer be spent; and (v) each winner’s use of a gift card awarded as a Sweepstakes prize will be subject to all other rules applicable generally to Natural Grocers gift cards.
  2. Selection of Sweepstakes Prize Winners: Sponsor will randomly select the Sweepstakes prize winners from all eligible entries at the Store at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the Sweepstakes Date.  Each sweepstakes winner must be present to win.  As a condition to receiving the $100 weekly or $50 weekly Sweepstakes prize, the potential winner will be required to complete, sign and return an IRS Form W-9 (including the prize winner’s social security number, which will be used only for the purpose of reporting the winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service as required by law).  If a potential prize winner fails to complete, sign and return an IRS Form W-9, he/she will forfeit the prize and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random.  The selection of Sweepstakes prize winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.  It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied with the conditions contained in these Official Rules.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  3. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner’s consent in perpetuity to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
  4. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or jurisdiction, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, extend, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes.
  5. Release/Limitations of Liability: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”):  (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity and (ii) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  By winning a prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion 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, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising, in whole or in part, out of such winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes or such winner’s receipt, use or misuse of any prize.
  6. Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate state or federal courts in Denver, Colorado and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction).
  7. Winners List/Official Rules: To obtain a list of all Sweepstakes prize winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sponsor at the address provided below. All such requests must be received by October 31, 2018.  Please allow up to ten (10) business days for Sponsor to process your request. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.
  8. Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., 12612 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.

NORTH FORT WORTH GROCERY GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. Eligibility: The Natural Grocers North Fort Worth Grocery Giveaway Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and the immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible to participate. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  1. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins and ends on February 7, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Date”).
  1. How to Enter: Entrants will be able to enter the Sweepstakes by submitting an entry form at the Sponsor’s store located at 5230 North Tarrant Parkway, Texas 76244 (the “Store”) between 7:30 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. Central Time on the Sweepstakes Date.  There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person.
  1. Sweepstakes Prizes: One (1) entrant will receive a Grand Prize consisting of one (1) Natural Grocers gift card that will be loaded with $100 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date.  The other Sweepstakes prizes to be awarded consist of: (i) one (1) Natural Grocers gift card that will be loaded with $50 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date; (ii) two (2) Natural Grocers gift cards that will be loaded with $20 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date; and (iii) five (5) Natural Grocers gift cards that will be loaded with $10 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date.  Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be made, except as provided at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

The odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  1. Rules Applicable to All Sweepstakes Prizes: The following rules will apply to each Natural Grocers gift card awarded as a Sweepstakes prize:  (i) each gift card will be loaded with the appropriate amount on the Sweepstakes Date; (ii) any amount on any gift card that remains unspent at 8:05 p.m. Central Time on February 11, 2018 will be automatically and permanently forfeited and may no longer be spent; (iii) each gift card will be re-loaded with the appropriate amount at 1:00 p.m. Central Time on February 12, 2018 and each Monday thereafter through July 16, 2018; (iv) any amount on any gift card that remains unspent at 8:05 p.m. Central Time on February 4, 2018 and each Sunday thereafter through July 22, 2018 will be automatically and permanently forfeited and may no longer be spent; and (v) each winner’s use of a gift card awarded as a Sweepstakes prize will be subject to all other rules applicable generally to Natural Grocers gift cards.
  1. Selection of Sweepstakes Prize Winners: Sponsor will randomly select the Sweepstakes prize winners from all eligible entries at the Store at 9:00 a.m. Central Time on the Sweepstakes Date.  Each sweepstakes winner must be present to win.  As a condition to receiving the $100 weekly or $50 weekly Sweepstakes prize, the potential winner will be required to complete, sign and return an IRS Form W-9 (including the prize winner’s social security number, which will be used only for the purpose of reporting the winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service as required by law).  If a potential prize winner fails to complete, sign and return an IRS Form W-9, he/she will forfeit the prize and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random.  The selection of Sweepstakes prize winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.  It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied with the conditions contained in these Official Rules.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  1. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner’s consent in perpetuity to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
  1. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or jurisdiction, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, extend, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes.
  1. Release/Limitations of Liability: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”):  (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity and (ii) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  By winning a prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion 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, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising, in whole or in part, out of such winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes or such winner’s receipt, use or misuse of any prize.
  1. Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate state or federal courts in Denver, Colorado and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction).
  1. Winners List/Official Rules: To obtain a list of all Sweepstakes prize winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sponsor at the address provided below. All such requests must be received by July 31, 2018.  Please allow up to ten (10) business days for Sponsor to process your request. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.
  1. Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., 12612 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.

NATURAL GROCERS 2018 COUNT THE LADYBUGS SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. Eligibility: The Natural Grocers 2018 Count the Ladybugs Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and the immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on April 1, 2018 and ends on April 22, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

3. How to Enter: Entrants will be able to enter the Sweepstakes by submitting an entry form at a participating Natural Grocers store during the Sweepstakes Period. There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period.

4. Sweepstakes Prizes: One (1) entrant across all Sponsor’s participating stores will receive a Grand Prize consisting of one (1) $500 Natural Grocers gift card. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be made, except as provided at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

The odds of winning a Grand Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

5. Selection of Sweepstakes Prize Winners: At the end of the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will randomly select one (1) Grand Prize winner from all eligible entries at all participating Sponsor stores. TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A GRAND PRIZE, THE ENTRY FORM SUBMITTED BY THE WINNER MUST CORRECTLY STATE THE NUMBER OF LADYBUG IMAGES APPEARING IN THE APRIL 2018 EDITION OF SPONSOR’S HEALTH HOTLINE® MAGAZINE — EXCLUDING (I) THE LADYBUG IMAGES APPEARING ON THE SHOPPING BAG DEPICTED ON PAGES 3 AND 19 OF THE HEALTH HOTLINE AND (II) THE LARGE PHOTOGRAPHS OF A LADYBUG APPEARING ON PAGES 2 AND 16 OF THE HEALTH HOTLINE. In the event no entry correctly states the number of ladybug images appearing in the April 2018 edition of the Health Hotline magazine, Sponsor will randomly select the Grand Prize winner from those eligible entries that came the closest to the correct number without going over the correct number.

The selection of the Grand Prize winner is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied with the conditions contained in these Official Rules.

6. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner’s consent in perpetuity to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of the winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

7. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or jurisdiction, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, extend, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes.

8. Release/Limitations of Liability: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”): (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity and (ii) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. By winning a prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion 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, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising, in whole or in part, out of such winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes or such winner’s receipt, use or misuse of any prize.

9. Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate state or federal courts in Denver, Colorado and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction).

10. Winners List/Official Rules: To obtain a list of all Sweepstakes prize winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sponsor at the address provided below. All such requests must be received by October 31, 2018. Please allow up to ten (10) business days for Sponsor to process your request. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.

11. Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., 12612 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.

12. Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., 12612 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.

NATURAL GROCERS CUSTOMER 2018 EARTH DAY SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1.Eligibility: The Natural Grocers Customer 2018 Earth Day Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and the immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible to participate or win. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2.Timing: The Sweepstakes begins and ends on April 22, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Date”).

3.How to Enter: Entrants will be able to enter the Sweepstakes by submitting an entry form at a participating Natural Grocers store on the Sweepstakes Date. There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person.

4.Sweepstakes Prizes: At each participating Natural Grocers store, one (1) entrant will receive a Grand Prize consisting of one (1) $100 Natural Grocers gift card. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be made, except as provided at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

The odds of winning a Grand Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

5.Selection of Sweepstakes Prize Winners: Sponsor will randomly select one (1) Grand Prize winner from all eligible entries at each participating Natural Grocers store. The selection of the Grand Prize winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied with the conditions contained in these Official Rules.

6.Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner’s consent in perpetuity to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of the winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

7.General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or jurisdiction, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, extend, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes.

8.Release/Limitations of Liability: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”): (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity and (ii) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. By winning a prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion 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, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising, in whole or in part, out of such winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes or such winner’s receipt, use or misuse of any prize.

9.Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate state or federal courts in Denver, Colorado and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction).

10.Winners List/Official Rules: To obtain a list of all Sweepstakes prize winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sponsor at the address provided below. All such requests must be received by October 31, 2018. Please allow up to ten (10) business days for Sponsor to process your request. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.

11.Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., 12612 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.

COOS BAY GROCERY GIVEAWAY SWEEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. Eligibility: The Natural Grocers Coos Bay Grocery Giveaway Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and the immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible to participate. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins and ends on May 16, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Date”).

3. How to Enter: Entrants will be able to enter the Sweepstakes by submitting an entry form at the Sponsor’s store located at 562 North Broadway Street, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420 (the “Store”) between 7:30 a.m. and 8:25 a.m. Pacific Time on the Sweepstakes Date. There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person.

4. Sweepstakes Prizes: One (1) entrant will receive a Grand Prize consisting of one (1) Natural Grocers gift card that will be loaded with $100 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date. The other Sweepstakes prizes to be awarded consist of: (i) one (1) Natural Grocers gift card that will be loaded with $50 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date; (ii) two (2) Natural Grocers gift cards that will be loaded with $20 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date; and (iii) five (5) Natural Grocers gift cards that will be loaded with $10 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be made, except as provided at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

The odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. Rules Applicable to All Sweepstakes Prizes: The following rules will apply to each Natural Grocers gift card awarded as a Sweepstakes prize: (i) each gift card will be loaded with the appropriate amount on the Sweepstakes Date; (ii) any amount on any gift card that remains unspent at 8:05 p.m. Pacific Time on May 20, 2018 will be automatically and permanently forfeited and may no longer be spent; (iii) each gift card will be re-loaded with the appropriate amount at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on May 21, 2018 and each Monday thereafter through October 22, 2018; (iv) any amount on any gift card that remains unspent at 8:05 p.m. Pacific Time on May 27, 2018 and each Sunday thereafter through October 28, 2018 will be automatically and permanently forfeited and may no longer be spent; and (v) each winner’s use of a gift card awarded as a Sweepstakes prize will be subject to all other rules applicable generally to Natural Grocers gift cards.

6. Selection of Sweepstakes Prize Winners: Sponsor will randomly select the Sweepstakes prize winners from all eligible entries at the Store at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the Sweepstakes Date. Each sweepstakes winner must be present to win. As a condition to receiving the $100 weekly or $50 weekly Sweepstakes prize, the potential winner will be required to complete, sign and return an IRS Form W-9 (including the prize winner’s social security number, which will be used only for the purpose of reporting the winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service as required by law). If a potential prize winner fails to complete, sign and return an IRS Form W-9, he/she will forfeit the prize and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random. The selection of Sweepstakes prize winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied with the conditions contained in these Official Rules. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner’s consent in perpetuity to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

8. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or jurisdiction, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, extend, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes.

9. Release/Limitations of Liability: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”): (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity and (ii) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. By winning a prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion 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, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising, in whole or in part, out of such winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes or such winner’s receipt, use or misuse of any prize.

10. Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate state or federal courts in Denver, Colorado and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction).

11. Winners List/Official Rules: To obtain a list of all Sweepstakes prize winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sponsor at the address provided below. All such requests must be received by November 30, 2018. Please allow up to ten (10) business days for Sponsor to process your request. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.

12. Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., 12612 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.

COOS BAY GRAND OPENING SWEEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. Eligibility: The Natural Grocers Coos Bay Grand Opening Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and the immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on May 16, 2018 and ends on June 30, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

3. How to Enter: Entrants will be able to enter the Sweepstakes by submitting an entry form at Sponsor’s store located at 562 North Broadway Street, Coos Bay, Oregon 97420, during the Sweepstakes Period. There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person, per day during the Sweepstakes Period.

4. Sweepstakes Prizes: The Sweepstakes prizes to be awarded consist of: (i) one (1) Apple iPad; (ii) one (1) $500 Natural Grocers gift card; (iii) one (1) $100 Country Life Visa gift card and one (1) gift basket of Country Life vitamins; (iv) one (1) wagon; (v) one (1) Cuisinart food processor; (vi) a one (1)-year’s supply of Alive! Women’s or Men’s Once Daily multi-vitamins and two (2) $25 Natural Grocers gift cards; (vii) one (1) case of Thousand Hills 85% lean grass fed ground beef; (viii) one (1) Patagonia backpack; and (ix) one (1) Barbara’s Puffin stuffed animal. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be made, except as provided at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

The odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. Selection of Sweepstakes Prize Winners: Sponsor will randomly select the Sweepstakes prize winners from all eligible entries at the end of the Sweepstakes Period. The selection of Sweepstakes prize winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied with the conditions contained in these Official Rules.

6. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner’s consent in perpetuity to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

7. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or jurisdiction, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, extend, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes.

8. Release/Limitations of Liability: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”): (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity and (ii) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. By winning a prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion 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, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising, in whole or in part, out of such winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes or such winner’s receipt, use or misuse of any prize.

9. Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate state or federal courts in Denver, Colorado and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction).

10. Winners List/Official Rules: To obtain a list of all Sweepstakes prize winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sponsor at the address provided below. All such requests must be received by December 31, 2018. Please allow up to 10 business days for Sponsor to process your request. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.

11. Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., 12612 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.

Dallas – RICHARDSON GROCERY GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES

YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. Eligibility: The Natural Grocers Richardson Grocery Giveaway Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries, and the immediate family (spouses, parents, siblings and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible to participate. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins and ends on June 21, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Date”).

3. How to Enter: Entrants will be able to enter the Sweepstakes by submitting an entry form at the Sponsor’s store located at 677 West Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080 (the “Store”) between 7:00 a.m. and 7:55 a.m. Central Time on the Sweepstakes Date. There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person.

4. Sweepstakes Prizes: One (1) entrant will receive a Grand Prize consisting of one (1) Natural Grocers gift card that will be loaded with $100 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date. The other Sweepstakes prizes to be awarded consist of: (i) one (1) Natural Grocers gift card that will be loaded with $50 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date; (ii) two (2) Natural Grocers gift cards that will be loaded with $20 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date; and (iii) five (5) Natural Grocers gift cards that will be loaded with $10 each week for a period of twenty four (24) weeks starting on the Sweepstakes Date. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be made, except as provided at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

The odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. Rules Applicable to All Sweepstakes Prizes: The following rules will apply to each Natural Grocers gift card awarded as a Sweepstakes prize: (i) each gift card will be loaded with the appropriate amount on the Sweepstakes Date; (ii) any amount on any gift card that remains unspent at 8:05 p.m. Central Time on June 24, 2018 will be automatically and permanently forfeited and may no longer be spent; (iii) each gift card will be re-loaded with the appropriate amount at 1:00 p.m. Central Time on June 25, 2018 and each Monday thereafter through November 26, 2018; (iv) any amount on any gift card that remains unspent at 8:05 p.m. Central Time on July 1, 2018 and each Sunday thereafter through December 2, 2018 will be automatically and permanently forfeited and may no longer be spent; and (v) each winner’s use of a gift card awarded as a Sweepstakes prize will be subject to all other rules applicable generally to Natural Grocers gift cards.

6. Selection of Sweepstakes Prize Winners: Sponsor will randomly select the Sweepstakes prize winners from all eligible entries at the Store at 8:30 a.m. Central Time on the Sweepstakes Date. Each sweepstakes winner must be present to win. As a condition to receiving the $100 weekly or $50 weekly Sweepstakes prize, the potential winner will be required to complete, sign and return an IRS Form W-9 (including the prize winner’s social security number, which will be used only for the purpose of reporting the winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service as required by law). If a potential prize winner fails to complete, sign and return an IRS Form W-9, he/she will forfeit the prize and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random. The selection of Sweepstakes prize winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has complied with the conditions contained in these Official Rules. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner’s consent in perpetuity to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

8. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in any way, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions have destroyed or severely undermined the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or jurisdiction, the Sponsor shall have the right to modify, extend, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes.

9. Release/Limitations of Liability: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”): (i) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrant’s acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any prize-related activity and (ii) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. By winning a prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Promotion 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, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising, in whole or in part, out of such winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes or such winner’s receipt, use or misuse of any prize.

10. Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate state or federal courts in Denver, Colorado and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction).

11. Winners List/Official Rules: To obtain a list of all Sweepstakes prize winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Sponsor at the address provided below. All such requests must be received by December 31, 2018. Please allow up to ten (10) business days for Sponsor to process your request. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.

12. Sponsor: Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., 12612 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, Colorado 80228.


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