Fall Back to Fall Hat Giveaway

Woodchuck® Fall Back to Fall Hat

Giveaway Sweepstakes



SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION: Woodchuck® Fall Back to Fall Hat Giveaway Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on September 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on September 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST (“Sweepstakes Period”).  Entry in the Sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with, abide by, and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Vermont Cider Company (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 (“Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes Entities and Licensees are not eligible to participate.

HOW TO ENTER: There is one method of entry which is via Facebook.  No other method of entry will be accepted. BY FACEBOOK: To enter the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period, comment #FALLHARVEST below on Facebook page post (the “Entrant”) (the, “Entry” or “Entries”).

The Sweepstakes Period consists of four (4) separate and distinct Sweepstakes Periods as set forth in the chart below. Each Sweepstakes Period will begin at the Sweepstakes start time (“Sweepstakes Period Start Time”) and end at the Sweepstakes Period end time (“Sweepstakes Period End Time”) as specified in the chart below:

Week Sweepstakes Period Start Time & Date Sweepstakes Period End Time & Date Selection Time and Date
1 12:00 AM, September 6, 2017 5:00 PM, September 6, 2017 5:00 PM, September 6, 2017
2 12:00 AM, September 13, 2017 5:00 PM, September 13, 2017 5:00 PM, September 13, 2017
3 12:00 AM, September 20, 2017 5:00 PM, September 20, 2017 5:00 PM, September 20, 2017
4 12:00 AM, September 27, 2017 5:00 PM, September 27, 2017 5:00 PM, September 27, 2017

Entrants must have an active and non-private Facebook account. They can sign up for a free account at www.facebook.com. All entries should adhere to Facebook 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 Sweepstakes.  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 Facebook account in order to accept an eligible entry. Entries posted by a private Facebook account will not be recognized. Any entrant found to be using multiple accounts to enter the Sweepstakes may be disqualified. In addition, entrants must enter the Sweepstakes using a personally-registered Facebook 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 your submission has been created by you as an original work, and all required third-party releases, including any music (if any) have been obtained in writing and that you consent to the submission and to its posting on the Internet (including but not limited to Sponsor’s websites and the Sponsor’s Facebook page and any other social media pages) in connection with the Sweepstakes and/or Sponsor’s discretion. Sponsor may post or not post any submission online or in any other form of communication in its discretion.


Sweepstakes registration and entry into the Sweepstakes is free. Entries submitted in this Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, to its posting on the Internet in connection with the Sweepstakes, 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 pursuant to the Sweepstakes chart above. Incomplete Entries are void. Limit one (1) Entry per person, per day, but each Entry must be significantly different from previously submitted Entry. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as any consecutive twenty-four (24) hour time period during the Sweepstakes Period starting at 12:00 AM EST and ending at 11:59 PM EST. 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 Facebook accounts, or multiple Facebook 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 Facebook accounts, under multiple identities or uses any other device or artifice to enter multiple Entries will be disqualified from participation in the Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, 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.

RANDOM DRAWING: Winners will be selected in four (4) random drawings as specified in the chart above from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor or its designee, whose decisions are final and binding. All prize drawings will be conducted at Sponsor’s offices at 1321 Exchange Street, Middlebury, VT  05753. Winner will be notified by Facebook Direct, phone, mail, overnight courier, and/or email at Sponsor’s discretion. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within twenty-four (24) hours of the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her Grand Prize and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may attempt to contact potential winner(s) of the Grand Prize (as defined below) in accordance with the above procedure until Prizes are awarded. Sponsor will contact one potential winner of the Grand Prize in accordance with the above procedure, after which the Grand Prize in question may go unawarded if it remains unclaimed. If any potential Grand Prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the Grand Prize for any reason prior to award, such potential Grand Prize winner may be disqualified and an alternate Grand Prize winner may be selected in accordance with the above procedures.

GRAND PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (ARV)/ODDS: GRAND PRIZE: A total of sixteen (16) weekly Grand Prizes (“Grand Prize”) will be awarded in this Sweepstakes.  No alcohol is given in this Grand Prize.  Grand Prize: four (4) weekly winners, for a total of sixteen (16) individual Grand Prize winners, four (4) per a week (per the drawing chart above), will win one (1) Woodchuck® hat. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize is twenty five dollars ($25).

All taxes on a Grand Prize, and other expenses related to accepting and/or using a Grand Prize not listed in these Official Rules, are the responsibility of the winner. Winner may 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 Grand Prize will not be awarded. Grand Prize is 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. GRAND PRIZE IS 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). SWEEPSTAKES 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 GRAND 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 GRAND PRIZE OR ANY OTHER CAUSE(S).

GENERAL: Potential winner 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 one (1) day 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. Grand Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes or contest or any prize-related activities. Acceptance of a prize shall be construed as and signify the winner’s agreement and consent that the Sweepstakes Entities and Licensees may use the winner’s name, image, voice, likeness and/or Grand Prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further consideration, review, approval or payment, unless prohibited by law. This provision does not apply to a winner from the state of Tennessee. Winner also grants the Sweepstakes Entities and Licensees the right to use and publish winner’s name and state of residence online, in print, and in any other media in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer or in administration of the Sweepstakes.

LIMITATIONS AND RELEASES: Any attempted form of entry into the Sweepstakes, other than the entry method stated, is prohibited. Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. If for any reason the Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes; and award the Grand 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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes or any Grand Prize won, any misuse or malfunction of any Grand Prize, participation in any Sweepstakes related activity, or participation in the Sweepstakes. By submitting an Entry in the Sweepstakes, Entrant acknowledges that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

USE OF DATA: Sponsor will be collecting personal data about the winner in accordance with its Privacy Policy. Please review the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy that can be found on their website, www.woodchuck.com/privacy/.  By accepting the Grand Prize, winner hereby agrees to Sponsor’s collection and use of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, respectively.

As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively, before a court of competent jurisdiction located in Los Angeles, CA, which court shall apply the laws of the state of California 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 Sweepstakes, 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 November 30, 2017 to: Woodchuck® Fall Back to Fall Hat Giveaway Sweepstakes, 1321 Exchange Street, Middlebury, VT  05753.  VT residents may omit return postage.  Communications with respect to this Sweepstakes, including requests to be removed from future mailings, should be directed to the foregoing address.

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