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2007 Ultimate Weldshop Giveaway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules for the 2007 Ultimate Weldshop Grand Prize Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Miller Electric Manufacturing Co., 1635 West Spencer St., P.O. Box 1079, Appleton, WI 54912-1079 (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes starts at 8:00 a.m. (Central) on October 1, 2007 and ends at 4:00 p.m. (Central) on December 31, 2007 (“Sweepstakes Period”). All federal, state, provincial, and local laws apply.

Eligibility / Who May Enter: The Sweepstakes is open to natural persons 18 years of age or older and who have reached the age of majority in their state, province, or territory of residence at the time of entry who are legal residents of the United States or Canada (except residents of the Province of Quebec) who have internet access. All employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, its parent, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“Sponsor Personnel”) as well as any company that supplies or provides goods, services (including advertising and promotional services), or promotional consideration used in connection with the Sweepstakes (“Suppliers”) and employees, officers, directors, and agents of Suppliers, their parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“Supplier Personnel”), the immediate families and household members of Sponsor Personnel and Supplier Personnel, and any distributors of Sponsor’s products, are not eligible.

To Enter: Entrants must register for the Sweepstakes by completing an online entry form at www.MillerWelds.com (“Web Site”). All entries must be submitted online via the Web Site. Entries submitted by any other means will not be accepted. Entries may only be submitted and received by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes Period. Limit one entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period.

Winner: On or about January 2, 2008, one (1) Grand Prize Winner (“Winner”) will be selected as the potential winner of the Grand Prize by a random drawing of all eligible entries. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries.

The Winner will be notified by mail, email and/or telephone within ten (10) days after the drawing. Before being declared the Winner, the entrant may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release, which must be returned to Sponsor within 14 days of date notice is sent or prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner unless prohibited by law. It is the sole responsibility of the Winner to notify the Sponsor of any address changes. If prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner by random draw.

If a Canadian resident is selected as the Winner, that person will be deemed a provisional winner and must correctly answer, unaided and without mechanical or electronic assistance, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question administered by the Sponsor by mail, email or telephone, and sign a declaration and release form to be returned to Sponsor within 14 days of the date the notice is sent. Failure of a Canadian provisional winner to correctly answer the skill-testing question in the time allotted or to return the declaration and release form will result in disqualification, the forfeiture of his/her interest in the prize, and the random selection of a substitute winner from all of the remaining eligible entries.

Upon receipt of all necessary documentation, Sponsor will deliver to the confirmed winner the Grand Prize within 21 days of receipt of applicable documentation.

Prize: The Grand Prize consists of the following items:

The approximate retail value of this prize package is $US 17,090.45. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitution or cash redemption, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the Grand Prize cannot be awarded for any reason or becomes unavailable. Prizes are not transferable. Any taxes are the responsibility of the Winner. By accepting the Grand Prize, Winner consents to the use of his or her name and likeness without further compensation in connection with any publicity carried out by or on behalf of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, unless prohibited by law.

General Terms: Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, incorrect, inaccurate, damaged, or misdirected entries or for lost transmissions, interrupted or unavailable network, Internet, server, or other connections, failed, garbled, scrambled, or delayed transmissions or other problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, or technical malfunctions of the computer hardware, software, or any combination thereof; or for problems associated with any virus or any damage caused to entrant’s system(s).

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes at any time if a computer virus, bug, tampering, unauthorized intervention or interference, or other technical problem of any sort corrupts or disrupts the administration, security, or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Sweepstakes or change any element hereof, with or without notice, at any time, due to printing, technical, or transmission errors or problems, or other errors or problems in the production or operation of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or who violates these Official Rules in any way. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

List of Winners: To obtain a list of the winner, send a request in writing along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Ultimate Weldshop Giveaway Winner’s List, Miller Electric Manufacturing Co., P.O. Box 1079, Appleton, WI 54912. Vermont residents may omit return postage. Requests must be received no later than January 31, 2008.


2007 Ultimate Weldshop Instant Win Promotion

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The 2007 Miller Electric Ultimate Weldshop Instant Win Promotion (“Promotion”) begins October 1, 2007 at 8:00am CST and ends December 31, 2007 at 4:00pm CST (“Promotion Period”). The Promotion is sponsored by Miller Electric Manufacturing Co., 1635 West Spencer St., P.O. Box 1079, Appleton, WI 54912-1079 (“Sponsor”).

Eligibility / Who May Participate: The Promotion is open to natural persons 18 years of age or older and who have reached the age of majority in their state or province of residence who are legal residents of the United States or Canada (except residents of the Province of Quebec) who have internet access. All employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, its parent, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“Sponsor Personnel”) as well as any company that supplies or provides goods, services (including advertising and promotional services), or promotional consideration used in connection with the Promotion (“Suppliers”) and employees, officers, directors, and agents of Suppliers, their parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries (“Supplier Personnel”), the immediate families and household members of Sponsor Personnel and Supplier Personnel, and any distributors of Sponsor’s products, are not eligible.

To Enter: During the Promotion Period, participants may obtain an official promotional code on a tear off card at a participating Miller Electric distributor or by sending a self addressed, stamped envelope to: Miller Electric Manufacturing Co., Attn: Ultimate Weldshop Promotional Code, 1635 West Spencer St., P.O. Box 1079, Appleton, WI 54912-1079 (Vermont residents may omit return postage), while supplies last. Requests by mail must be postmarked by December 10, 2007 and received by Sponsor by December 15, 2007. Limit one request per outer envelope. Sponsor will send an official promotional code on a tear off card in the self addressed stamped envelope within fourteen (14) days of receipt of request. No mechanically reproduced or photocopied requests will be accepted. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, incorrect, damaged, misdirected, illegible, or postage due mail/requests; incomplete or interrupted transmissions, unavailable network, server or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electric; technical malfunctions of the computer hardware, software, or combination thereof; or problems associated with any virus or other damages caused to participant’s system.

How to Play: Go to MillerWelds.com and enter the promotional code obtained on a tear off card, follow the prompts and enter the requested information, and play the “scratch off” game online. Upon completing the “scratch off” process, the web site will immediately inform the participant if they are an instant winner. Canadian residents who participate and are informed that they are an instant winner will be deemed provisional winners and will be awarded prizes subject to the requirements described below for Canadian provisional winners.

Prizes: The Instant Win prizes available to be won, the approximate retail value and odds of winning the Instant Win prizes are listed below. The total approximate retail value of all of the Instant Win Prizes is $67,673.30. The total odds of winning any prize is 1:50.

All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitution or cash redemption, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize becomes unavailable. Prizes are not transferable. Any taxes are the responsibility of the winner.

Instant Winners: Entrants will be informed if they are an instant winner after entering the promotional code and playing the “scratch off” game online at MillerWelds.com. Instant winners should print and retain a copy of the online claim number. All winners are subject to verification by Sponsor whose decisions are final. Winners may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release, which must be returned to Sponsor within 14 days of date notice is sent or prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner unless prohibited by law. It is the sole responsibility of the winner to notify the Sponsor of any address changes. Prizes will be sent to winners at the address entered on MillerWelds.com within 21 days of the online notification of winning. If a prize is returned as undeliverable, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. If, by reason of a printing or other error, more prizes in a particular prize category are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a random drawing held on or before January 31, 2008 to award the advertised number prizes available in the prize category in question. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.

Canadian Provisional Winners: In addition to the above, in order for a Canadian provisional winner to win and receive a prize, he/she must first correctly answer, unaided and without mechanical or electronic assistance, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question administered by email or telephone and sign a declaration and release form to be returned to Sponsor within the time specified on the form. Failure of a Canadian provisional winner to correctly answer the skill-testing question or return the completed declaration and release form in the time allotted will result in disqualification, the forfeiture of his/her interest in the prize, and an alternate entrant will be selected as the winner of that prize by random draw via the Second Chance Drawing.

Second Chance Drawing: All claimed prizes will be awarded. Any prize not claimed by January 15, 2008 or not awarded for any other reason will be awarded in a second chance random drawing to be conducted on or about January 31, 2008 (“Second Chance Drawing”). To enter, send any non-winning tear off card or a plain 3x5 card, with your name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number and a written statement “I wish to enter the second chance drawing” to Second Chance Sweepstakes, Miller Electric Manufacturing Co., 1635 West Spencer St., P.O. Box 1079, Appleton, WI 54912-1079. Each entry must be mailed separately, postmarked by January 7, 2008, and received by Sponsor by January 21, 2008. No photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Odds of winning the second chance random drawing depend upon the number of eligible entries and unawarded prizes. Winners of the Second Chance Drawing will be notified by mail and prizes will be awarded in the manner described above in the Instant Winners and Canadian Provisional Winners sections. Any prizes not awarded through the instant win program or second chance drawing will be donated to charity.

General Rules of Participation: By participating in this Promotion, participants agree to these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and legally binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. All tear off cards and promotional codes are subject to verification and are void if (a) not obtained in accordance with these Official Rules and through legitimate channels, (b) any part is counterfeit, altered, defective, illegible, reproduced, tampered with, mutilated or irregular in any way or (c) contain printing, typographical, mechanical, seeding or other errors. Sponsor’s liability for tear off cards containing printing or other errors is limited to replacement of such tear off cards with another eligible tear off card, while supplies last.

Participants assume all risk of loss, damage, destruction, delay or misdirection of promotion materials/mail submitted to Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Promotion. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor and its affiliated companies and agencies are not responsible for printing, distribution or production errors and may rescind, cancel or revoke this promotion based upon any such error without liability and at their sole discretion. All federal, state, provincial, and local laws apply. Entry constitutes permission to use winner’s name/likeness for advertising/publicity purposes without further compensation (except where prohibited by law). By accepting prize, participants agree that Sponsor and its promotional partners, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising or promotion agencies and each of their respective agents, employees, directors, representatives and officers of any of the above shall have no liability whatsoever and shall be held harmless for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to persons, including death and property damages sustained, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in connection with or resulting from acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or participation in this Promotion. As a condition of entering the Promotion, participant agrees that (1) under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action and shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association; and (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this promotion, but in no event attorney's fees.

List of Winners: To obtain a list of the winners, send a request in writing along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: 2007 Ultimate Weldshop Instant Win Winner’s List, Miller Electric Manufacturing Co., P.O. Box 1079, Appleton, WI 54912. Vermont residents may omit return postage. Requests must be received no later than January 31, 2008.