* NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
These Official Rules apply for the "Whole Lotta Beans Sweepstakes” ("Sweepstakes") conducted by EIGHT O’CLOCK COFFEE COMPANY ("Sponsor"). The Sweepstakes will start at 12:01:01 AM Eastern Standard Time ("EST") on June 8, 2015 and will end at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (“EDT”) on August 31, 2015 ("Sweepstakes Period").
SPONSOR: EIGHT O’CLOCK COFFEE COMPANY, 155 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, NJ 07645.
By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to the Terms in these Official Rules. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you understand that you are submitting your information to Sponsor. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant waives, discharges and releases Facebook, Twitter and Instagram from any and all liability associated with this Sweepstakes. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor and not to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANTS AND PRIZE RECIPIENTS MUST BE BOTH (A) LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND (B) TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE. VOID OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. SWEEPSTAKES SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. Officers, directors and employees of Sponsor and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, distributors, divisions, advertising and promotion, fulfillment and/or judging agencies (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to herein as, the "Related Entities"), and their immediate families (spouses, parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant waives, discharges and releases Sponsor and its officers, directors, partners, members and agents, from any and all liability associated with this Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER: Entrants must have a valid Facebook or Twitter account in order to enter. To obtain a Facebook account for FREE, go to facebook.com and register as directed. To obtain a Twitter account for FREE, go to twitter.com and register as directed. To enter the Sweepstakes, (A) visit www.EightOClockWholeLottaBeans.com; (B) Enter the alphanumeric code (“the Code”) found on select packages of Eight O’Clock® Whole Bean Coffee; (C) Login to the Sweepstakes App with either Facebook or Twitter as indicated, and; (D) Agree to these Official Sweepstakes Rules (A, B C and D, collectively defined as “Sweepstakes Play”) Limit one (1) Sweepstakes Play per Facebook account or Twitter account per Day during the Sweepstakes Period. For purposes of these Official Rules, a “Day” is defined as the period between 12:00:01 AM EST/EDT and 11:59:59 PM EST/EDT the same calendar day.
To receive a Code without purchase, (A) Follow the link on www.EightOClockWholeLottaBeans.com to request a Code, or (B) hand print your full name, street address, city, state, zip code and email address on a 3x5 card. Mail in a hand addressed #10 envelope with first class postage affixed to Eight O’Clock Whole Lotta Beans, PO Box 1916, New York, NY 10156.
If you participate in this Sweepstakes and/or post updates to or receive updates from Facebook or Twitter via SMS from your wireless phone, your wireless-service provider may charge for each text message sent and received. Participants should contact their appropriate internet, wireless and/or phone service providers for complete details with respect to message and data rates both for sent and received messages. Entrants will be solely responsible for any and all applicable message and data charges.
EARN ENTRIES INTO THE GRAND PRIZE RANDOM DRAWING: You can earn either one (1), ten (10), twenty (20), twenty-five (25), one hundred (100), five hundred (500) or one thousand (1,000) Entries into the Grand Prize Random Drawing (each a “Grand Prize Entry” or “Grand Prize Entries”) as follows:
Invite Facebook Friends to Enter the Eight O’Clock Coffee Whole Lotta Beans Sweepstakes: Invite your friends on Facebook to enter this Sweepstakes and for every friend that accepts your invitation during the Sweepstakes Period, you will earn one (1) Grand Prize Entry. You must have a personal relationship with any person you invite on Facebook.
Agree to receive Whole Lotta Beans Sweepstakes Reminder emails: You will earn one (1) Grand Prize Entry when you sign up for the Eight O’ Clock Coffee Whole Lotta Beans Sweepstakes Reminder emails during the Sweepstakes Period.
Sign up for the Eight O’ Clock Coffee Newsletter: You will earn one (1) Grand Prize Entry when you sign up for the Eight O’ Clock Coffee Newsletter during the Sweepstakes Period.
Watch an Eight O’Clock Video: You will earn one (1) Grand Prize entry when you watch the featured Eight O’Clock video during the Sweepstakes Period.
Instant Win Sweepstakes: Click on the animation of the Spinning Wheel and you will earn one (1), twenty (20), one hundred (100), five hundred (500) or one thousand (1,000) Grand Prize Entries or be an Instant Winner of: (a) one (1) Cuisinart Grind & Brew™ 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker or Eight O’ Clock Coffee prize pack.
Upload a Valid Store Purchase Receipt and UPC code from one (1) Eight O’ Clock Coffee Purchase: Upload a valid store purchase receipt dated between June 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015 showing the purchase of at least one (1) package of Eight O’ Clock Coffee and the UPC code from at least one (1) package of Eight O’ Clock Coffee and receive one (1) Grand Prize Entry. Entrants will only receive one (1) Grand Prize Entry regardless of the number of valid Eight O’ Clock Coffee store purchase receipts and UPC codes uploaded.
Visit the Eight O’ Clock Coffee Website: You will earn one (1) Grand Prize Entry when you visit the Eight O’ Clock Coffee website during the Sweepstakes Period.
Instant Win Prizes are seeded at randomly selected times throughout the Sweepstakes Period, and are awarded to the entrant who completes a Sweepstakes Play in accordance with these Official Rules (whose Sweepstakes Play is properly received and recorded by Sponsor's computer on or after a randomly-selected time during the Sweepstakes Period) and receives a prize-winning message (subject to verification). All Sweepstakes Plays must be received and recorded during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible. An entrant is not a winner of any Instant Win Prize, even if a Winning Prize Message or any other aspect of the Sweepstakes should so indicate, unless and until the entrant’s eligibility and the potential Winning Prize Claim have been verified. Sponsor and Related Entities will not accept screen shots or other evidence in lieu of the validation process. Sweepstakes Plays must be obtained legitimately. The number of Instant Win Prizes available to be won will decrease during the Sweepstakes Period as Instant Win Prizes are awarded and claimed.
TO CLAIM AN INSTANT WIN PRIZE: All potential Instant Win Prize Winners will be required to provide the Sponsor with shipping information via email (that is associated with their Facebook account or Twitter account) immediately following the Winning Prize Message or prize may be forfeited. Electronic copy or computer screen shots of a Winning Prize Message or photocopies or facsimiles of winning screen shots of a Winning Prize Message will not be accepted or honored. Sponsor is not responsible for any lost, late, delayed, illegible, incorrect, incomplete, misdirected Prize Claims. Incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, unintelligible or late Prize Claims which otherwise do not comply with these Official Rules will be disqualified. All Prize Claims become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of automated entry or similar devices to participate or subvert the entry process is prohibited and all entries through such devices are void. Your completion and submission of a Prize Claim constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweepstakes and your consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver your name, address and other information to the Sweepstakes Prize Fulfillment Center for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and for other uses by Sponsor as permitted by these Official Rules and by applicable law. Sponsor and the Related Entities are not responsible for any problems or technical, hardware, or software malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion, unavailable network connections on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes ("Entry"), each entrant agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules. Unclaimed Instant Win Prizes will not be awarded. Prizes will be awarded provided they are properly claimed. No more than the stated number of Instant Win Prizes will be awarded. Potential Winners have 7 days to claim prize, at which point this prizes are forfeited and will not be awarded. If the number of awarded Instant Win Prizes equals the number of Instant Win Prizes offered, no additional Instant Win Prizes will be awarded or provided in connection with this Sweepstakes. In the event more Instant Win Prize Winner notifications are issued, or more winning claims are received, than the number of Instant Win Prizes set forth in these Official Rules due to computer, printing, seeding, human or other error or problem, a random drawing will take place from among all eligible Instant Win Prize claims for the Prizes at issue to award the proper number of Instant Win Prizes as set forth in these Official Rules. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant's sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.
Instant Win Prizes: One Hundred (100) - Cuisinart Grind & Brew™ 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker (model DGB-550BK). ARV: $99.95. Odds of winning: 1:1,171 Two Hundred Fifty (250) - Eight O’ Clock Coffee prize pack. ARV: $10.00. Odds of winning: 1:469 Total ARV of all Instant Win Prizes: $12,495. Limit one (1) Instant Win Prize per household. Instant win prizes not claimed will not be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value.
GRAND PRIZE RANDOM DRAWING: All Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period will be combined and entered into the Grand Prize Drawing and one (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected. Odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend upon the number of eligible Entries received. The Grand Prize Random Drawing will be conducted on or about September 14, 2015 by an independent judging organization whose decisions in all matters are final and binding.
ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: There is one (1) Grand Prize. Grand Prize entitles the Winner the opportunity to participate in the prize determination drawing at a special event (“the Event”), all as described below (each, an “Event Prize Drawing”).
Event Prize Drawing:
During the Event, Winner has the opportunity to select one (1) envelope/container from among fifty (50) envelopes/containers. Forty-nine (49) of the fifty (50) envelopes/containers will contain a $10,000 message; one (1) envelope/container will contain a $1,000,000 message. The message in the envelope/container determines the amount of the Prize to be awarded to the person opening that envelope/container. The $1,000,000 Bonus Prize, if any, will be awarded in the form of an annuity payable as $33,333 per year for 30 years.
Event Trip Details:
Selection of Event date/location is in Sponsor's discretion. Event will be in the United States and is currently anticipated to occur during the final quarter of 2015. Dates and locations are subject to change. Event trip consists of: (a) round trip airline transportation (coach class) for Winner and one (1) guest from major airport nearest Winner’s residence to the Event city selected by Sponsor in the United States; (b) ground transportation to and from the airport and the Event; (c) hotel accommodations (consisting of one double occupancy, standard room) for two (2) consecutive nights; (d) two (2) tickets to the Event on the date selected by Sponsor, plus the opportunity to take part in the Event Prize Drawing; and (e) one (1) $500.00 Visa Gift Card. Exact location and date will be communicated to Winner at time of Winner selection/validation. If Winner cannot attend Event on the dates specified, prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate Winner, time permitting. Approximate Retail value ("ARV") of trip and Event portion of prize: $5,000; actual value may vary depending on departure city and destination cities; if Winner lives in the local Event area, ground transportation may be provided in lieu of air travel; any difference between actual value and advertised value will not be awarded. Grand Prize Winner and his/her guest must travel on dates determined by Sponsor and travel is subject to blackout dates and availability. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the Grand Prize description herein, including but not limited to ground transfers between Grand Prize Winner’s residence and airport of departure, ground transportation, in-room charges (e.g., mini-bar, room service, telephone, movies), meals and beverages, gratuities, travel upgrades, baggage fees, and personal incidentals. Grand Prize Winner will be required to provide a valid major credit card or some other acceptable form of payment, as determined in the hotel’s sole discretion upon hotel check and all in-room charges, telephone calls, meals, beverages, hotel upgrades, amenities, personal incidentals and any other expenses charged to the Grand Prize Winner’s hotel room will be charged to that major valid credit card or deducted from the deposit provided. The ARV of the Grand Prize may vary based on the commercial airport nearest winner’s permanent residence, as well hotel fluctuations at the time of travel. Sponsor is not responsible for any fees or additional charges resulting from the Grand Prize Winner’s or a guest’s changes to itinerary or accommodations and Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any and all charges incurred due to a Guest’s name change or trip cancellation. Travel is subject to terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and those set forth by selected travel providers, availability and other material restrictions may apply. Grand Prize Winner and Guest must travel on the same itinerary. Once the Guest is selected, the Guest may not be substituted, except at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Grand Prize Winner and guest will be solely responsible for obtaining valid U.S. government photo identification prior to travel and the associated costs for these requirements. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage. If the Grand Prize Winner becomes disabled or cannot otherwise fully enjoy the prize due to illness, Sponsor shall have the option at its sole discretion of being relieved of liability for fulfillment of the prize award and no other compensation in lieu of the prize will be awarded. Grand Prize Winner and guests are responsible for obtaining their own medical and life insurance and the associated costs. All travel is subject to any and all restrictions instituted by the Department of Defense and/or Department of Homeland Security, as required.
GENERAL: Total ARV of all prizes: up to $27,495. The ARV is determined as of the date of the printing of these Official Rules. The difference in the value of a prize as stated herein and value at time of prize notification, if any, will not be awarded. Prizes are non-transferable, are not redeemable for cash and no substitutions will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if a designated prize (or a component thereof) should become unavailable for any reason. Prizes are taxable income to the winners and each winner will be responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use, if any. Sponsor will not pay for or offset any tax liability on any prize. Prizes are subject to the Sweepstakes and all applicable federal and state laws. Eligibility, age and claims made by any winner are subject to verification. Potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by e-mail on or about September 14, 2015 with an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and (where imposing such condition is legal) a publicity release, which potential Grand Prize Winner must return to Sponsor representative within five (5) business days of notification. If the potential Grand Prize Winner notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential Grand Prize Winner is ineligible, or the potential Grand Prize Winner declines the prize, the potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or e-mails made to entrants not by the Sponsor. Grand Prize Winner must supply Sponsor with his/her Social Security number for tax purposes. Where permissible, Grand Prize Winner may be required to agree to a background investigation conducted by Sponsor. If an Instant Win Prize is undeliverable, that prize winner will be disqualified and that prize will not be awarded.
INTERNET: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor or the Related Entities which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Entry process, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Neither the Sponsor nor any Related Entity assumes any responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. Neither the Sponsor nor any Related Entity is responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Entry to be received by the Sponsor or any Related Entity due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ANY RELATED ENTITY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INCOMPATIBILITY OF ENTRANT'S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY WITH SPONSOR'S OR SUCH RELATED ENTITY'S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR OR AFFECTED RELATED ENTITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHERREMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on an e-mail address, the winning Entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address at time of Entry. An "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person 18 years of age or older who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization(e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential Winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the Entry.
GENERAL: By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants and Winners: (1) agree to be bound by these Official Rules; (2) agree to release Sponsor and the Related Entities from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery; and (3) consent to the use of his/her name, voice, picture, and likeness for advertising and Sweepstakes purposes (where permitted) in any medium throughout the world, whether now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity without additional compensation unless prohibited by law, and (4) acknowledge that Sponsor and the Related Entities have neither made nor are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition, or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor, at its sole discretion may discontinue this Sweepstakes at any time. Sponsor, at its sole discretion may terminate the Sweepstakes or decide to modify the Sweepstakes in any manner that it deems fair and equitable to participants if it becomes aware of any occurrence that would materially affect the Sweepstakes's security and fairness. Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may prohibit individuals from participating in the Sweepstakes and disqualify entries if they (1) attempt to enter the Sweepstakes through any means other than as described in these Official Rules, (2) attempt to disrupt the Sweepstakes or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules in any way or (3) repeatedly show a disregard for the Sweepstakes Official Rules or act (a) in an unsportsmanlike manner, or (b) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor. Sponsor's decisions with respect to the Sweepstakes are final.
LIABILITY & RELEASE: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and the Related Entities from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize hereunder, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of Entries or Claims; or (e) injury or death to a person(s) or damage to property which may be result, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or entrants' receipt, acceptance, use and/or enjoyment of any prize. In no event shall Sponsor or the Related Entities be liable for attorney's fees. Each Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Sponsor and the Related Entities reserve the right to correct typographic, clerical or printing errors in any Sweepstakes materials. Sponsor and the Related Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this Sweepstakes, the administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any Winner, including such error as may give an erroneous indication that a prize has been won. In the event the Sponsor or the Related Entities are prevented from continuing with this Sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes is undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute, or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state, or local government law, order of regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within the Sponsor's or the Related Entities' control (each a "Force Majeure" event), the Sponsor and the Related Entities shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes without notice or further obligation. If the Sponsor or the Related Entities, in their discretion, elect to abbreviate, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes as a result of a Force Majeure event, the Sponsor and the Related Entities reserve the right, but shall have no obligation, to award a Grand Prize from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such Force Majeure event.
NAME OF WINNER/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a list of winners (available after September 30, 2015), or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to be received by October 31, 2015 to: Whole Lotta Beans Sweepstakes, PO Box 1916, New York, NY 10156. VT residents may omit return postage. Please specify “Official Rules” or “Winners List” on the outer envelope.
NATURE OF SPONSOR’S BUSINESS: Manufacturer and seller of coffee products.
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