“Wawa VIP Ultimate Roadtrip Experience Contest”(the “Contest”) OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
DATES OF CONTEST: The Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 3, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on September 8, 2017 (“Contest Period”). For purposes of these Official Rules, all times are given in ET. The Contest computer is the “official computer” and official time keeping device for this Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is only open to permanent legal US residents of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (each, a “Contestant”). Employees and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live, or persons living in the same household, whether related or not) of Wawa, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), Philadelphia Eagles, LLC and each of their respective parent companies, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, advertising and Contest agencies, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Contest, including but not limited to The Archer Group, National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Independent Administrator”) and the entities supplying the prizes herein (all of the aforementioned collectively referred to as the “Contest Entities”), are not eligible to participate. The Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The Contest is void outside of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law. By entering this Contest, Contestants indicate their full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator, which are final and binding in all respects. Winning the Grand Prize (defined in the “GRAND PRIZE” section below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Contestant must be a registered Facebook® user to participate in the Contest. To become a registered user of Facebook, visit www.facebook.com. To participate, visit www.facebook.com/wawa during the Contest Period, locate the Contest post (the “Post”) and submit a comment to the Post explaining why you are the ultimate fan of Wawa and/or the Philadelphia Eagles (the “Submission”). Contestant must submit their Submission as a comment to the Post on the Wawa Facebook® page. There will be one (1) Post made by Sponsor during the Contest Period on the Wawa Facebook® page, on or about 9:00 a.m. ET on September 3, 2017.
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook®. You understand that you are supplying your information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook®.
There is a limit of one (1) Submission per person/Facebook® account during the Contest Period.
All Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 8, 2017.
SUBMISSION RESTRICTIONS: All Submissions must be about Wawa and/or the Philadelphia Eagles. Should any Submission violate these restrictions, such Submission will be disqualified and will not be eligible to win. The Submission must be an original work created by the Contestant and cannot have previously won a contest or other promotion. Submission must not have been previously published, must not be awaiting publication, nor may be submitted for publication consideration during the Contest Period. Submission cannot infringe on the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party. Submission must be in English and must NOT include the brand name or the trademark of any other manufacturer, except for Wawa or the Philadelphia Eagles.
Submissions not meeting the requirements as set forth in these Official Rules or that contain prohibited, inappropriate, or irrelevant content, as determined by Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator in their sole discretion, will not be eligible for judging and will be disqualified. Any Submission suspected by Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator of violating the proprietary rights of any third party (including intellectual property rights and rights of privacy/publicity), or any local, state or federal law(s) will be disqualified, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
The Released Parties (defined in the “NO LIABILITY” section below) are not responsible for any Submission that is lost, late, misdirected or undeliverable, whether due to system errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmissions or any other reason, theft or destruction or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunication malfunctions, Submissions not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Each Submission will be reviewed and approved by the Sponsor before being judged.
By participating, Contestant agrees that his/her Submission may be shared on social media sites or other websites by the Sponsor.
By submitting a Submission, Contestant grants Sponsor and its affiliated companies worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, unconditional, and fully paid-up rights to publicly perform, display, broadcast, or transmit the Submission, in whole or in part, for promotion and marketing purposes worldwide in any and all forms of media, whether now known or hereafter devised, and to distribute (directly or indirectly through multiple tiers) the Submission to Sponsor’s affiliates, its marketing agencies, and to third parties for these purposes. Without limiting the foregoing, each Contestant consents to have the Contestant’s Submission, including photos, made available for public viewing and/or comment on the Internet.
Submissions must be truthful in all respects. Each Contestant further agrees and warrants that he/she shall not submit any Submission that is known by the Contestant to (a) be false, inaccurate, or misleading; (b) that infringes on any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (c) that violates any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising); and (d) that is or may reasonably be considered defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially or religiously biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership, or corporation.
NON-QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS: Submissions (a) containing general obscene, lewd, crude, vulgar, profane, defamatory or inappropriate text, including acts of violence or acts that appear to cause harm; (b) containing other offensive content and/or any content expressing explicit, graphic or excessive indecent content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable, or offensive, and/or (c) containing and displaying third-party brands prominently and intentionally, or any materials that violate or infringe (or may infringe) any copyright (including, without limitation, music or artistic work), trademark, logo, or other mark that identifies a brand, entity or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased, including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light or (d) otherwise violate these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, shall be disqualified from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify a Submission with offensive content or material that it feels is inappropriate in any way. Late Submissions or Submissions sent via any other method than those stated above will not be accepted.
JUDGING: On or about September 9, 2017, all eligible Submissions received during the Contest Period will be judged by the Sponsor based on the following criteria:
Relevance to Contest Theme: (34%)
The Submission that receives the highest score in relevance to the judging criteria above, will be deemed the grand prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”).
The judging of Submissions will be conducted by the Sponsor, whose decisions are based upon its sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules and are final and binding in all respects. In the event of a tie, the Submission with the highest score in the “Creativity” criterion will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. If the Submissions involved in the tie have the same “Creativity” score, the Submission receiving the highest score in the “Originality” criterion will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. If the Submissions involved in the tie have the same “Creativity” and “Originality” scores, the Submission receiving the highest score in the “Relevance to the Contest Theme” criterion will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. If the Submissions involved in the tie have the same “Creativity”, “Originality”, and “Relevance to the Contest Theme” scores, the Sponsor will re-judge each tied Submission based upon the above judging criteria and the Submission receiving the highest score will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. Sponsor will perform as many “tie breakers” as needed in order to determine exactly one (1) Grand Prize Winner.
Sponsor reserves the right not to award the Grand Prize (defined in the “GRAND PRIZE” section below) if, in its sole discretion, it receives an insufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions. The Grand Prize award is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.
NOTIFICATIONS/CLAIMS: THE POTENTIAL GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THE SPONSOR VIA A COMMENT ON THE POTENTIAL GRAND PRIZE WINNER’S COMMENT TO THE POST VIA FACEBOOK® WITHIN ONE (1) DAYS FROM THE FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE POTENTIAL GRAND PRIZE WINNER, ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 (“NOTIFICATION”). The Notification will request that the potential Grand Prize Winner private message the Sponsor’s Facebook® page with specific personal information to include first name, last name, date of birth, state of residence, phone number, and email address within two (2) days of receipt.
In the event the Sponsor cannot reach the potential Grand Prize Winner via the Notification method listed above, the potential Grand Prize Winner does not respond by the date indicated within such Notification, or if it is determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that the potential Grand Prize Winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, such potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified (without compensation of any kind) and an alternate Grand Prize Winner will be selected. The Grand Prize W inner consents to the use of his/her name, likeness, biographical information, and voice in advertising worldwide without additional notice or compensation.
GRAND PRIZE CLAIM: Potential Grand Prize Winner must sign and return, within three (3) days of receipt, an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release and an IRS W-9 Form (the “Paperwork”) in order to claim the Grand Prize. If the potential Grand Prize Winner fails to return the Paperwork within that time, if the Paperwork is returned as undeliverable, or if the potential Grand Prize Winner is found to be ineligible, or if he/she does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Grand Prize Winner may be selected, time permitting. Even if the name of the potential Grand Prize Winner is publicly announced, the potential Grand Prize Winner must complete the Paperwork provided and be confirmed by Sponsor prior to receiving the Grand Prize.
GRAND PRIZE: One (1) grand prize of a trip for two (2) to Charlotte, NC for Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest to include: round-trip coach-class air transportation to/from Grand Prize Winner’s legal residence and a major airport in Charlotte, NC; one (1) night hotel accommodation (double occupancy/standard room, room and tax only); ground transportation to/from the airport in Charlotte, NC and hotel; two (2) tickets to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Carolina Panthers NFL game scheduled for October 12, 2017 (the “Grand Prize”). Total ARV of the Grand Prize is Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500).
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Trip, travel and lodging elements selected by Sponsor may be subject to change due to impracticability or unavailability, or for any other reason as determined necessary by Sponsor or its designee. Sponsor will select the dates of travel and if the Grand Prize Winner is unable to travel during those dates, the Grand Prize will be forfeited by the Grand Prize Winner. Tickets, and certificates if any, are subject to the terms and conditions of issuer and will not be replaced by Sponsor if lost, stolen, misplaced, damaged or destroyed. Trip ARV may vary, depending on the point, date and time of departure. Grand Prize must be accepted as a whole, or will be forfeited in its entirety. If the Grand Prize Winner and guest cannot travel together on the same itinerary, on the dates specified by the Sponsor, the Grand Prize will be forfeited in its entirety. All travel arrangements must be made through a travel agent or entity selected by Sponsor. Grand Prize Winner will be responsible for all meals, transportation (other than described above), excursions, tips or gratuities, fuel, parking, beverages, telephone calls, overages, baggage fees, extras and any other incidental costs or expenses not specifically stated herein as being included. Specific air carrier(s) and other trip specifics are selected at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. All travel is subject to availability; blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Travel must originate and end at the same major gateway airport. Grand Prize Winner and guest will be required to obtain any travel related documents and maintain all insurance (including health, liability and any other insurance). Grand Prize Winner acknowledges and agrees that the Released Parties (defined in the “NO LIABILITY” section below) are not providers/carriers of transportation, or insurance providers. No changes will be made to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked. No frequent flier miles will be earned on any element of prize travel. Grand Prize conditions may be added or modified by Sponsor or its designee. The Released Parties (defined in the “NO LIABILITY” section below) are not responsible for any changes of any element of the Grand Prize, nor are they liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight/event changes, cancellation or delays. Travel is subject to capacity controls, availability, and certain other restrictions, all of which are subject to change. Any unclaimed and/or unused element of the Grand Prize, or any element thereof, will remain the property of Sponsor or its designee. The trip/prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and the described above may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the Required Documents (as defined in the “NOTIFICATION” section of these Official Rules), and/or other travel or release documents. A Grand Prize Winner later found ineligible or non-compliant will be immediately required to return and forfeit any prize awarded. In the event Grand Prize Winner and/or guest engage(s) in behavior that, as determined by Sponsor (or its designee) in their absolute discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, dangerous, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, or may cause harm, property damage or any other loss, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip early, in whole or in part, and to send the Grand Prize Winner (and guest) home with no further compensation. Any difference between ARV and actual value will not be awarded as cash or otherwise. Products, tickets, or any other element received as a prize may not be resold, auctioned, bartered, or placed into any other unauthorized channels of distribution. GRAND PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THEIR QUALITY OR CONDITION AND THE RELEASED PARTIES (DEFINED IN THE “NO LIABILITY” SECTION BELOW) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
No transfer, substitution, or cash redemption of the Grand Prize is permitted, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the Grand Prize becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any federal, state and local taxes if applicable. No more than the one (1) Grand Prize set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded.
GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION: By participating in this Contest, Contestants and the Grand Prize Winner [a] release each and all of the Released Parties (defined in the “NO LIABILITY” below), from any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) with respect to or arising out of participation in the Contest, and/or the receipt or use/misuse of the Grand Prize awarded, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury, death or property damage; and [b] agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor/Independent Administrator, which are final in all respects and not subject to appeal. Sponsor reserves the right permanently to disqualify from this Contest any Contestant or Grand Prize Winner it believes has violated these Official Rules. Winning the Grand Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use Grand Prize Winner’s name, address (city & state), voice and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity, for this Contest only, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. The Released Parties (defined in the “NO LIABILITY” section below) are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable or incomplete Submissions, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunication malfunctions, Submissions not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Sponsor may prohibit a Contestant from participating in the Contest or winning the Grand Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Contestant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Contestants, Sponsor, or Contest Entities. If for any reason this Contest is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and judge from those Submissions received up to the cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension date. Notification of such action will be provided on the Sponsor’s Facebook® page. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. SPONSOR'S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS.
NO LIABILITY: By participating, Contestants and the Grand Prize Winner agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Facebook®, the Contest Entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claims made by the Grand Prize Winner, Contestants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Contest as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from receipt, acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the Grand Prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in this Contest.
DISPUTES: Contestants agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or the Grand Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, a Contestant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York.
WINNER’S LIST/RULES REQUEST: For the name of the Grand Prize Winner or a copy of these Official Rules, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope by October 31, 2017 to “Wawa VIP Ultimate Roadtrip Experience Contest” (please specify “Winner’s List” or “Rules Request”), PO Box 10505, Rochester, NY, 14610. A copy of these Official Rules may also be obtained on https://www.wawa.com/eagles-vip-ultimate-roadtrip-experience-contest during the Contest Period.
SPONSOR: Wawa, Inc., Red Roof, 260 W. Baltimore Pike, Wawa, Pennsylvania, 19063.
This Contest shall not be published without permission of the Sponsor.
The Wawa name and logo are registered trademarks of Wild Goose Holding Co., Inc.
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