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2015 Yankee Candle Countdown to Christmas Sweepstakes
Official Rules


1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

2. Eligibility. Participation is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, age 18 and over at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. ("Sponsor"), and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion or production agencies, and their immediate family members or individuals residing in their same household (whether related or not), are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited by law.

3.How to Enter. Beginning at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 1, 2015 until 11:59:59 p.m. ET on December 25, 2015 (the “Promotion Period”), you may enter Yankee Candle’s Countdown to Christmas Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) by visiting the Yankee Candle website (www.yankeecandle.com/countdown) (the “Website”) and completing and submitting the online entry form. Incorrect and incomplete entries are void.

Limit of one (1) entry per eligible person, per day, during the Promotion Period. If multiple entries are received, only the first entry will be accepted and additional entries will be disqualified. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by you to obtain more than one (1) entry per day by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations or logins, or any other methods may void your entries and you may be disqualified from the Promotion. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes entry services) will void all entries by you. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holders.

By submitting an entry, you represent and warrant that the entry complies with all the requirements of these Official Rules.

4.Random Drawings. One winner will be chosen at random each day from entries submitted the previous day. One (1) potential Grand Prize Winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries submitted throughout the Promotion Period on approximately December 26, 2015. A prospective winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same, properly executed, within five (5) days of issuance of prize notification. If Sponsor is unable to contact the prospective winner within three (3) days from first notification attempt, if the prospective winner fails to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date, or if the prospective winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, his/her prize will be forfeited and an alternate prospective winner shall be selected. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

5. Prizes & Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"). Please see Exhibit A setting forth all of the prizes associated with this Sweepstakes.

EXHIBIT A
Countdown to Christmas Sweepstakes - Prizes

One Grand Prize winner will receive a prize with a total ARV of $781.87, consisting of:

• Santa's Sleigh Yankee Candle® Gift Set ($150.00 value)
• Sound of Music Blu-Ray ($29.99 value)
• Peeps® Green Ornament ($19.99 value)
• Marmot® Brighton Backpack ($75.00 value)
• Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo® ($169.99 value)
• Universal® Music Group package: Crosley® Peanuts™ Cruiser Turntable ($100 value), James Taylor Before This World Vinyl ($22.99 value), Chris Stapleton Traveler Vinyl ($19.99 value), Little Big Town Pain Killer Vinyl ($19.99 value), Now That's What I Call Country Christmas CD ($12.99 value)
• Pure Fishing package: Shakespeare® Contender® Spinning Combo ($29.99 value), Shakespeare® Ladyfish® Spincast Combo ($19.99 value), Shakespeare® Amphibian® Spincast Combo ($19.99), Shakespeare® Disney™ Frozen Fishing Pole Kit ($12.99 value), Mitchell® 300 Combo ($69.99 value), Stren Original® Fishing Line ($7.99 value)

Daily Prizes are as follows:

Day 1 (December 1, 2015), Total ARV $197.97, consisting of:
• Berry Trifle Large 2 Wick-Tumbler Candle ($27.99)
• Charlie Brown Christmas Vinyl ($19.99)
• Crock-Pot® Hook Up® Connectable Entertaining System 2-Piece Set, Metallic Charcoal w/ 2 Crock-Pot Cuisine Meals($149.99)

Day 2 (December 2, 2015), Total ARV $48.97, consisting of:
• Holiday Sangria Medium Perfect Pillar™ Candle ($19.99)
• Holiday Sangria Small Perfect Pillar™ Candle ($15.99)
• Autographed Little Big Town "Pain Killer" CD ($12.99)

Day 3 (December 3, 2015), Total ARV $52.47, consisting of:
• Home for the Holidays - Large 2-Wick Tumbler ($27.99)
• Autographed Darius Rucker "Home for the Holidays" CD ($11.49)
• Darius Rucker Coffee Mug ($0.00)
• NOW That's What I Call Country Christmas CD ($12.99)

Day 4 (December 4, 2015), Total ARV $85.96, consisting of:
• Winter Glimmer Jar Candle Holder ($24.99)
• Winter Glow Large 2-Wick Tumbler Candle ($27.99)
• Autographed Michael W. Smith & Friends "The Spirit of Christmas" CD ($12.99)
• Peeps® Red Ornament ($19.99)

Day 5 (December 5, 2015), Total ARV $80.96, consisting of:
• Whiskers On Kittens™ Large Jar Candle ($27.99)
• My Favorite Things™ Illuma-Lid® ($9.99)
• Sound of Music DVD ($29.99)
- Sound of Music CD ($12.99)

Day 6 (December 6, 2015), Total ARV $110.95, consisting of:
Sparkling Balsam 2-Wick Tumbler Candle ($27.99)
Shakespeare® Contender® Spinning Combo ($29.99)
Shakespeare® Ladyfish® Spincast Combo ($19.99)
Shakespeare® Amphibian® Spincast Combo ($19.99)
Shakespeare® Disney™ Frozen Fishing Pole Kit ($12.99)

Day 7 (December 7, 2015), Total ARV $62.96, consisting of:
• Blizzard Scenterpiece™ Wax Warmer ($39.99)
• Berry Trifle Scenterpiece™ Easy MeltCup ($4.99)
• Balsam & Cedar Scenterpiece™ Easy MeltCup ($4.99)
• Autographed We Love Disney CD ($12.99)

Day 8 (December 8, 2015), Total ARV $60.87, consisting of:
• Bundle Up™ Large 2-Wick Tumbler Candle ($27.99)
• Autographed Lady Antebellum On This Winter's Night CD ($12.99)
• Peeps® Green Ornament ($19.99)

Day 9 (December 9, 2015), Total ARV $50.98, consisting of:
• Cosmo Cocktail Medium Perfect Pillar™ Candle ($19.99)
• Cosmo Cocktail Small Tumbler Candle ($15.99)
• Tim McGraw Damn Country Music CD & Mounted Poster ($15.00)

Day 10 (December 10, 2015), Total ARV $45.99, consisting of:
• Luke Bryan Personalized Vanilla Bourbon 2-Wick Tumbler Candle ($33.00)
• Autographed Luke Bryan Kill The Lights CD + Mounted Poster ($12.99)

Day 11 (December 11, 2015), Total ARV $98.93, consisting of:
• Warm Woolen Mittens™ Large Jar Candle ($27.99)
• Crisp Apple Strudel™ Large Jar Candle ($27.99)
• Sound of Music DVD ($29.99)
Sound of Music CD ($12.99)

Day 12 (December 12, 2015), Total ARV $116.96, consisting of:
• Happy Tonight© Large Jar Candle ($27.99)
• Autographed Sam Hunt CD ($9.99)
• Marmot® Calistoga Backpack ($59.00)
• Peeps® Red Ornament ($19.99)

Day 13 (December 13, 2015), Total ARV $141.97, consisting of:
• Enchanted Large Pure Radiance™ Candle ($27.99)
• Merry Mint Medium Pure Radiance™ Candle ($22.99)
• Black Plum & Fig Small Pure Radiance™ Candle ($15.99)
• Marmot® Brighton Backpack ($75.00)

Day 14 (December 14, 2015), Total ARV $47.98, consisting of:
• Merry Mojito Medium Perfect Pillar™ Candle ($19.99)
• Merry Mojito Small Tumbler Candle ($15.99)
• Autographed Imagine Dragons Smoke & Mirrors CD ($12.00)

Day 15 (December 15, 2015), Total ARV $107.98, consisting of:
• Balsam & Cedar 2-Wick Tumbler Candle ($27.99)
• Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Stovetop-Safe Cooking Pot w/ 2 Crock-Pot Cuisine Meals ($79.99)

Day 16 (December 16, 2015), Total ARV $46.98, consisting of:
• Mountain Lodge Large 2-Wick Tumbler Candle ($27.99)
• Tumblr Sweatshirt
• Thomas Rhett Tangle Up Vinyl + Mounted Poster ($18.99)

Day 17 (December 17, 2015), Total ARV $75.95, consisting of:
• Nicholas Scenterpiece™ Wax Warmer ($34.99)
• Christmas Cookie Scenterpiece™ MeltCup ($4.99)
• Luscious Plum Scenterpiece™ MeltCup ($4.99)
• Pitch Perfect Soundtrack Vinyl ($16.99)
• Pitch Perfect 2 Soundtrack Vinyl ($17.99)

Day 18 (December 18, 2015), Total ARV $117.96, consisting of:
• Gingerbread Maple 2-Wick Tumbler Candle ($27.99)
• Autographed Maddie & Tae Start Here CD ($11.99)
• Mitchell® 300 Combo ($69.99)
• Stren Original® Fishing Line ($7.99)

Day 19 (December 19, 2015), Total ARV $117.96, consisting of:
• Dream By The Fire© Large Jar Candle ($27.99)
• Autographed Chris Stapleton Traveller CD ($12.99)
• Crock-Pot® Programmable Casserole Crock Slow Cooker ($59.99)

Day 20 (December 20, 2015), Total ARV $60.97, consisting of:
• Do Re Mi™ Large Jar Candle ($27.99)
• My Favorite Things™ Samplers® Votive Candle Book Gift Box ($19.99)
• Sound of Music CD ($12.99)

Day 21 (December 21, 2015), Total ARV $92.98, consisting of:
• In a Winter Wonderland© Large Jar Candle ($27.99)
• James Taylor Before This World Deluxe CD Set ($64.99)

Day 22 (December 22, 2015), Total ARV $48.97, consisting of:
• Sparkling Wine Medium Perfect Pillar™ Candle ($19.99)
• Sparkling Wine Small Tumbler Candle ($15.99)
• Zac Brown Band Jekyll & Hyde CD & Mounted Poster ($12.99)

Day 23 (December 23, 2015), Total ARV $40.98, consisting of:
Angel's Wings Large 2-Wick Tumbler ($27.99)
Autographed Chris Isaak First Comes The Night CD ($12.99)

Day 24 (December 24, 2015), Total ARV $40.98, consisting of:
• Christmas Eve Large 2-Wick Tumbler Candle ($27.99)
• Autographed Darius Rucker Southern Style CD ($12.99)
• Darius Rucker Coffee Mug ($0.00)

Day 25 (December 25, 2015), Total ARV $781.87, consisting of:
• Santa's Sleigh Yankee Candle® Gift Set ($150.00)
• Sound of Music Blu-Ray ($29.99)
• Peeps® Green Ornament ($19.99)
• Marmot® Brighton Backpack ($75.00)
• Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo® ($169.99)
• Universal® Music Group package:
Crosley® Peanuts™ Cruiser Turntable ($100)
James Taylor Before This World Vinyl ($22.99)
Chris Stapleton Traveler Vinyl ($19.99)
Little Big Town Pain Killer Vinyl ($19.99)
Now That's What I Call Country Christmas CD ($12.99)
• Pure Fishing package:
Shakespeare® Contender® Spinning Combo ($29.99)
Shakespeare® Ladyfish® Spincast Combo ($19.99)
Shakespeare® Amphibian® Spincast Combo ($19.99)
Shakespeare® Disney™ Frozen Fishing Pole Kit ($12.99)
Mitchell® 300 Combo ($69.99 value)
Stren Original® Fishing Line ($7.99)



6.Additional Prize Conditions. By Participating, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all of the requirements set forth herein. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, incomplete, illegible, mutilated or misdirected entries, entries not received by the entry deadline, or for electronic, network or computer failures or malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user's ability to participate in this Sweepstakes, or other hardware, software or technical errors of any kind including any injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in or experiencing any material in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user's Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or insufficient space in user's e-mail account to receive e-mail. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. If the Sweepstakes is so cancelled, drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination. In the event a dispute arises regarding specific individual entitled to receive prize, entry will be deemed made by the "authorized e-mail account holder." "Authorized e-mail account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Any damage made to the Web site will also be the responsibility of the authorized e-mail account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or the like methods of participation will void all entries by such methods. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail or any other method shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules or behaves in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Internet caution: Any attempt by an individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to take steps to stop such activity and/or seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent of the law, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize by winner permitted. Non-compliance with this requirement, or if prize/prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. All taxes are the responsibility of the winners. All questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be directed to Sponsor.

7. Winner List. Beginning on or about December 4, 2015 you may obtain the name of the daily winners by going to the Website. The grand prize winner will be posted on the website on or about January 2, 2015.

8.Release and Limitation of Liability. Entrants, by participating in this Sweepstakes, hereby agree to waive, release, and hold harmless UMG Nashville, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. (“UMGVN”), the Sponsor, Jarden Corporation, Sunbeam Products, Inc., Marmot Mountain LLC, Peeps and Company, Inc., Pure Fishing, Inc., Tumblr, Inc. and, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, licensors, licensees, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (each a “Released Party”), from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to (a) any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death, and /or property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any end good obtained with the prizes or their participation in this Sweepstakes; (b) any prize-related activity; (c) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (d) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (e) printing errors; (f) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; or (g) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winners agree that UMGVN, Sponsor, Jarden Corporation, Sunbeam Products, Inc., Marmot Mountain LLC, Peeps and Company, Inc., Pure Fishing, Inc., Tumblr, Inc. and its related and affiliated companies may use the winner's name, address (city, state), photograph, videotape, likeness, and/or prize information for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes and to the use of statements made by or attributed to winner relating to Sponsor, its related and affiliated companies or to this Sweepstakes and grants to Sponsors, and its related and affiliated companies any and all rights to said use without further notice and/or compensation except where prohibited by law. If by reason of a printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees or other costs associated with such action. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages, provided that such limitation shall not apply in jurisdictions where prohibited by rules, regulation or ordinance. You further understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that may be applicable with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived. You acknowledge that Section 1542 provides that: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims.

9. Personal Information/ Use of Data. All information submitted by entrants will be treated according to Sponsor's privacy policy, available at http://www.yankeecandle.com/privacy. By participating in the Sweepstakes and providing your e-mail address and any other form of personal information, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor's collection and usage of their personal information, including conveyance of the same for promotional marketing purposes to the Released Parties if the entrant selects the “Opt-In” option for each such Released Party at the time of submission of an entry, such e-mails is optional and does not have to be agreed to in order to be eligible to enter the Promotion and does not improve your chances of winning.

10. Disputes. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) 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 3.) Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Commonwealth of Massachusetts law. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY'S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, IDENTIFIABLE PERSONS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTICIPANTS, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.

11. Sponsor. The Yankee Candle Company, 16 Yankee Candle Way, South Deerfield, MA, 01373.

12. Winner's List. This full list will be available after January 1, 2015 by navigating to the Website. 

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