2018 “Win a Trip to Woodchuck® Ciderstock® 5” Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
CONTEST DESCRIPTION: “Win a Trip to Woodchuck® Ciderstock® 5” Contest (“Contest”) begins on May 1, 2018 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on May 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST (“Contest Period”). Entry in the Contest does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with, abide by, and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC (the “Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal U.S. residents excluding Alaska and Hawaii and who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of Sponsor its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies (“Contest Entities”) and wholesalers, suppliers, distributors and retailers of alcoholic beverage licensees (collectively, “Licensees”) and immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, siblings, and their spouses) and/or individuals living in the same household as employees of Contest Entities and Licensees are not eligible to participate.
HOW TO ENTER: There is one method of entry which is via Instagram. No other method of entry will be accepted. BY INSTAGRAM: To enter the Contest during the Contest Period, follow @WoodchuckCider on Instagram and then post an original video, photo, or original piece of artwork created by you (the “Entrant”) (collectively the, “Entry” or “Entries”) and, in fifty (50) words or less, or in one (1) minute or less (in the case of video) tell us why you should be picked to join us at Ciderstock 2018 along with hashtag #CiderstockTurns5 [and includes the handle] “@WoodchuckCider” to Instagram. Entry will not be valid if [both] “#CiderstockTurns5” and “@WoodchuckCider” are not included in the post.
Entrants must have an active and non-private Instagram account. They can sign up for a free account at www.instagram.com. Entrants shall post a new and unique video, photo, or original piece of artwork and may enter ONLY ONCE with a new video, photo, or original piece of artwork posting to enter the Contest during the Contest Period. All entries should adhere to Instagram Guidelines and Terms of Service that are posted on its websites. Any failure to comply with these terms may result in automatic disqualification from the Contest. By submitting an Entry each Entrant consents to receive from the Sponsor a comment on their post or a direct message notifying such Entrant that he/she is a potential prize winner. Entrants will be required to have a public Instagram account in order to accept an eligible entry. Entries posted by a private Instagram account will not be recognized. Any Entrant found to be using multiple accounts to enter the Contest may be disqualified. In addition, Entrants must enter the Contest using a personally-registered Instagram account. Any Entrant found to be using the account of a group, company, or other association, may be disqualified.
ENTRANT’S WARRANTY AND AUTHORIZATION TO SPONSOR: By entering, Entrant warrants and represents that video, photo, or original piece of artwork submission has been created by Entrant as an original work, and all required third-party releases, including any music (if any) have been obtained in writing and that Entrant consents to the submission and to its posting on the Internet (including but not limited to Sponsor’s websites and the Sponsor’s social media channels, including but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter pages) in connection with the Contest and/or Sponsor’s discretion. Sponsor may post or not post any submission online or in any other form of communication in its discretion.
Contest registration and entry into the contest is free. Entries submitted in this Contest should not already appear on any other promotional website or otherwise have been previously published in any media including books, magazines or other publications; and cannot have been entered into any other promotion. Entrants must have sole ownership rights of the Entry. By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she consents to the use of the Entry in the Contest, to its posting on the Internet in connection with the Contest, and that Entrant has permission from any other person identifiable in the Entry to be included in such Entry. If applicable, Entrants must complete all data requested on the online entry form.
All Entries must be received by May 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Incomplete Entries are void. Limit one (1) Entry per person. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
In the event of a dispute regarding any Entry, such Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder (as defined below) of the email address submitted at the time of Entry, provided that person meets all eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules. “Authorized Account Holder” means the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entrants may not participate with multiple e-mail addresses, multiple Instagram accounts, nor may Entrants use any device or artifice to enter multiple times as multiple Entrants. Any Entrant who attempts to enter with multiple e-mail addresses, under multiple Instagram accounts, under multiple Instagram accounts, under multiple identities or uses any other device or artifice to enter multiple Entries will be disqualified from participation in the Contest and all Entries submitted by that Entrant will be void. Only fully completed Entries are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of mailing address, email address, and/or telephone number of Entrants.
All Entries must be original works, never been previously published or won an award, must not infringe on any third party rights, must not infringe on the publicity rights of others, and may not include content which is offensive, violent, derogatory, sexually suggestive, obscene, defamatory, or contain explicit language or imagery or is otherwise unlawful or inappropriate for publication. All related decisions regarding appropriateness of an Entry are at the sole discretion of Sponsor.
By entering the Contest, the Entrant gives the Sponsor and its partners the right to use, edit, or publish the Entry in any form, manner, or media and for any commercial or non-commercial purpose, without further compensation and winner irrevocably assigns and transfers all rights, title and interest in the submission to the Sponsor, and, if required, will sign any documents necessary to transfer copyright and rights of publicity. Winner may have to certify that their Entry was original and produced by the Entrant and no other person or entity holds rights to Entry.
SELECTION OF WINNERS: Review of eligible entries/Submissions will be conducted by Sponsor on or about June 8, 2018, and all decisions of Sponsor with respect to the Contest are final and binding in all respects. Entries will be judged based on the following judging criteria: persuasiveness (most compelling rationale to be chosen to attend Ciderstock 5) (30%), originality and creativity (60%) and popularity (number of likes on Instagram) (10%). Winners will be notified via direct message via their Instagram account. If the winner cannot be contacted despite reasonable efforts to do so, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, such winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected (i.e., the Entrant whose Submission had the next highest ranking in the judging).
PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (ARV)/ODDS: PRIZES: Five (5) Grand Prizes (each a “Grand Prize”) will be awarded in this Contest. No alcohol is given in this Grand Prize.
Grand Prize: Each Grand Prize will consist of: one (1) two-night/three-day trip for winner and one (1) guest (guest must be twenty-one (21) years old and over) to Middlebury, Vermont valid only between August 17, 2018 and August 19, 2018. (i) round-trip coach class air transportation for two (2) from a major commercial airport near winner’s residence to Burlington International Airport (BTV) (departure airport to be chosen by Sponsor in its sole discretion) OR if winner’s residence is located within close proximity to Middlebury, Vermont (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, may provide a gas gift card), round-trip ground transportation selected by Sponsor for two; (ii) two (2) nights accommodations (one standard room, double occupancy) at a Burlington/Middlebury, Vermont area hotel of Sponsor’s choice; and (iii) two (2) tickets to Woodchuck® Ciderstock® Music Festival. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize is One Thousand Three Hundred Seventy Dollars ($1,370) but will vary depending on the location of winner’s residence and the mode of transportation awarded. Total ARV of all Grand Prizes: Six Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty Dollars ($6,850). Grand Prize Conditions: Accommodations and travel are for two persons sharing one hotel accommodation room. Guest has no independent rights to the Grand Prize. In the event that winner does not use any portion of the Grand Prize, there will be no extension, transfer, substitution, reimbursement, or compensation provided. Grand Prize cannot be extended beyond the valid date. Winner and guest will not be eligible for frequent flier miles, awards or other perquisites in conjunction with Grand Prize travel. Actual value may vary based on point of departure and mode of transportation. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded.
Sponsor will determine exact travel dates in its sole discretion. If a winner is unable to travel during the dates specified by Sponsor, Grand Prize will be forfeited and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Once determined, no change, extension, or substitution of travel dates and/or times is permitted, except by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Winner and guest must have valid travel documents prior to departure. Failure to secure the necessary travel documents will result in forfeiture of Grand Prize and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. No other travel elements (including, without limitation, baggage fees, ground transportation (except as specifically stated herein), meals, gratuities and souvenirs) are included as part of the Grand Prize. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, vouchers or certificates. An airline ticket will only be issued to winner and guest. In the event of an act of God or an unforeseen, uncontrollable event, Sponsor reserves the right to reschedule all travel for a later date or time.
Grand Prizes shall be referred to collectively herein as a “Prize” or “Prizes”. ARV of all Prizes is Six Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty Dollars ($6,850). All taxes on a Prize, and other expenses related to accepting and/or using a Prize not listed in these Official Rules, are the responsibility of the winner(s). Winner(s) will receive a Form 1099 reflecting the actual retail value of the Grand Prize. Any difference stated between the ARV and the actual retail value of a Prize will not be awarded. Prizes are not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash. No substitution is allowed except, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted. PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). CONTEST ENTITIES (INCLUDING EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AFFILIATES) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY ARISING FROM USE OR REDEMPTION OF A PRIZE, AS FURTHER SET FORTH IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURIES SUSTAINED BY A FINALIST OR WINNER FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING FROM ANY PART OF TRAVEL TO MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT AND ANY PART OF A PRIZE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE(S).
GENERAL: Potential winner(s) may be required to sign and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release including the recording of their social security number (for tax reporting purposes, as required by law) and, where permitted by law, Publicity Release within two (2) days after first notification attempt. If Prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, Prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected provided there is sufficient time remaining to award the Prize. No correspondence will be acknowledged. No cash equivalents, substitutions or transfer of Prize permitted except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value in the event that an offered Prize is unavailable. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Contest Entities will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any Prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any Prize or participation in the Contest or any Prize-related activities. Acceptance of a Prize shall be construed as and signify the winner’s agreement and consent that the Contest Entities and Licensees may use the winner’s name, image, voice, likeness and/or Prize information, in all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the world, without limitation, for promotional purposes (which may include advertising) without further consideration, review, approval or payment, unless prohibited by law. This provision does not apply to winners from the state of Tennessee. Winners also grant the Contest Entities and Licensees the right to use and publish winners’ names and states of residence online, in print, and in any other media in connection with the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer or in administration of the Contest.
LIMITATIONS AND RELEASES: Any attempted form of entry into the contest, other than the entry method stated, is prohibited. Contest Entities are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, or illegible entries or for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, software, electronic, network, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, errors in transmission, lost or unavailable network connections, telephone connections, wireless device connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture or entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed transmissions which may limit or restrict an participant’s ability to enter the Contest, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s phone, or other matter relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in the Contest. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest; and award the Prize via random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received up to the action taken by the Sponsor provided a sufficient number of eligible entries have been received. Caution: Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law.
By entering, Entrants release and hold harmless Sponsor, the Contest Entities and Licensees, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest or any Prize won, any misuse or malfunction of any Prize, participation in any Contest related activity, or participation in the Contest. By submitting an Entry in the Contest, Entrant acknowledges that this Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
As a condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively, before a court of competent jurisdiction located in Burlington, VT which court shall apply the laws of the state of Vermont without regard for rules of conflicts of law. In any such dispute, participant or Entrant shall, under no circumstances, be entitled to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any) associated with participating in the Contest, and participant hereby waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
WINNER’S LIST: For name of winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 30, 2018 to: Win a Trip to Woodchuck® Ciderstock® 5 Contest, 1321 Exchange Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. VT residents may omit return postage. Communications with respect to this Contest, including requests to be removed from future mailings, should be directed to the foregoing address.
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