Contest Rules

To provide fair and equal chance of winning to all Cactus Hugs readers, the following are the official rules for all contests on the Cactus Hugs website.


Open to US residents only. All winners must be 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated and/or posted.

1. Entering Contests and Choosing and Contacting Winners

Winners of random email contests will be chosen at random from emails received.

Entrants must send entries using the correct contest entry email address, subject line, and any other specific entry information requested in the contest announcement.

Entrants may also mail entries to Cactus Hugs, Attn: Contests, PO Box 10445, Palm Desert, CA 92255. Mailed entries must include the contest name, subject line, a valid email and postal address, and any other specific entry information requested in the contest announcement and are subject to the same entry period and rules as emailed entries.

Cactus Hugs is not responsible for and will not consider incomplete or incorrect entries, or emails sent or entries mailed but not received by Cactus Hugs for any reason, as potential contest winners.

Winners of all contests will be contacted at the “sender” email used to enter the contest, and the person receiving and replying to the winner announcement email will be considered the winner unless they specify another person within the reply email as the winner. Cactus Hugs will mail the contest prize to the address supplied by the recipient of the winner announcement email.

Only one entry per email address used to send the email or per postal address, if entry is mailed, will be considered for contest entry, unless multiple entries are specifically allowed in the contest posting. Unless otherwise specified in an individual contest post, no person may enter any contest more than once using multiple email addresses or postal addresses.

Claiming of prizes requires an email to Cactus Hugs from the winning sender email address within 15 days of being notified of winning at the email used to enter. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize. Cactus Hugs is not required to award elsewhere any prizes forfeited by the chosen winner(s).

2. Submission of photo, text or other content for Contests

Entries selected for display and to win “best of” contests and any other contests requiring photo, text or other content from the entrants will be judged entirely at the discretion of Cactus Hugs.

By submitting any photo or information to Cactus Hugs, you hereby grant to Cactus Hugs and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted photo or other information in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. In addition to other things, the rights granted to Cactus Hugs includes but is not limited to the right to resize, crop, censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to, and to otherwise alter or make use of the submitted photo;

By submitting any photo or information to Cactus Hugs, you hereby represent and warrant that the submitted photo or information does not and shall not infringe on any copyright, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party, and you have the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to Cactus Hugs herein, including but not limited to all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances;

You acknowledge and agree that Cactus Hugs shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any photo or information submitted by you, and may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any photo or information that you submit to Cactus Hugs;

You understand and intend that any photo or information submitted by you to Cactus Hugs may be available for viewing, rating, review and comment on by the public, and understand that comments or ratings with which you disagree or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any photo or information you submit to Cactus Hugs. By submitting any photo or information to Cactus Hugs, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such photo or information submitted by you to Cactus Hugs.

You hereby agree to hold Cactus Hugs and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees sponsors and assigns harmless from and against, and hereby waive any right to pursue, any claims of any nature arising in connection with the inclusion in, publication via or display on any Cactus Hugs site, or any other use authorized under these Terms, of any photo or information submitted to Cactus Hugs by you;

Photos or information submitted by you to the Site shall be the property of Cactus Hugs, and Cactus Hugs shall have no obligation to preserve, return or otherwise make available to you or others any photos or information so submitted.

3. Awarding Prizes

Winners are solely responsible for all taxes and/or fees that may be incurred. All cash winners are required to verify proper and legal picture identification and Social Security number within 30 days of notification of winning the cash prize. Winner may forfeit any and all cash winnings if verification cannot or has not been made within 30 days. Upon proper verification, cash winnings will be awarded by check, and mailed to winner’s mailing address within seven (7) business days.

Each prizewinner must supply Cactus Hugs with his/her legal name, mailing address, birth date, daytime and nighttime telephone numbers. In the case of a cash winner, winner must also supply social security number.

Winners may not request substitutions of prize winnings. All winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees, and all such additional costs that may be incurred.

Neither Cactus Hugs, Cactus Hugs sponsors, nor employees of Cactus Hugs or sponsors may be held liable for any warranty, costs, damage, injury, or any other claims incurred as a result of usage of any winners of a prize once possession has been taken of the product by winner. Cactus Hugs is not liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with or resulting from any contest promoted by Cactus Hugs.

If the specified prize becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, Cactus Hugs may substitute a prize of like or equal value.

For a list of contest winner names, mail a letter specifying the contest you are inquiring about and include a self-addressed and prepaid envelope to Cactus Hugs, Attn: Winner List, PO Box 10445, Palm Desert, CA 92255

Management, employees and families of Cactus Hugs are prohibited from winning any prizes awarded by Cactus Hugs

Cactus Hugs reserves the right to alter any rules of any contest at anytime. If you have any questions or complaints about a Cactus Hugs contest, please contact info at cactushugs dot com.