Hidden Hoagies Official Rules

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“Wawa Hidden Hoagie” Contest (the “Contest”) OFFICIAL RULES


DATES OF CONTEST: The Contest begins at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 20, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, September 23, 2019 (“Contest Period”). For purposes of these Official Rules, all times are given in ET. The Website (defined below) is the “official computer” and official time keeping device for this Contest.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to permanent legal US residents of Maryland who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry (each eligible person, an “Entrant”). Employees and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouses, regardless of where they live, or persons living in the same household, whether related or not) of Wawa, Inc. (“Wawa” or “Sponsor”) and each of its respective parent companies, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, advertising and Contest agencies, consultants, agents, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Contest, including but not limited to The Archer Group and National Contest Company, LLC (each, an “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 Maryland and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law. Participation in this Contest constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and any Independent Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all respects. Winning a Prize (defined in the “PRIZES” section of these Official Rules) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

HOW TO ENTER: In order to enter the Contest, you must be a registered Facebook® user. To become a registered user of Facebook®, visit www.facebook.com. To enter the Contest, visit www.facebook.com/wawa (the “Website”) during the Contest Period and locate the Contest post asking how many hoagie sandwiches are hidden in the image. Then, provide your response via comment to the Contest post (each, an “Entry”). There will be one (1) eligible post made by Sponsor during the Contest in which the Entrant must comment to this post. 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 Sponsors and not to Facebook®.

There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person/Facebook® account during the Contest Period. The first ten (10) Entrants that comment with the correct number of hoagie sandwiches hidden in the image will be deemed a prize winner (each a “Prize Winner”).

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: Entrant’s Entry cannot infringe on the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party. Entry must be in English and must NOT include the brand name or the trademark of any other manufacturer, except for Wawa.

Entries 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 its sole discretion, will not be eligible and will be disqualified. Any Entry suspected by Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator of violating the proprietary rights of any third party (including but not limited to 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 “LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY” section below) are not responsible for any Entry 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, Entries 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, technical malfunctions, or otherwise.

By participating, Entrant agrees that their Entry may be shared on social media sites or other websites by the Sponsor.

By submitting an Entry, Entrant 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 Entry, 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 Entry to Sponsor’s affiliates, its marketing agencies, and to third parties for these purposes. Without limiting the foregoing, each Entrant consents to have the Entrant’s Entry made available for public viewing and/or comment on the Internet.

Each Entrant further agrees and warrants that he/she shall not submit any Entry that is known by the Entrant 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.

In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Account Holder (defined below) of the e-mail address connected with the Facebook® account from which the Entry was sent. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. An Entrant may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the Entrant is the Authorized Account Holder of the email address associated with the Entry.

Any attempt by any Entrant to enter this Contest using multiple/different Facebook® accounts, e-mail addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods may void his or her Entries and may result in his or her disqualification, at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Use of any automated system to participate in the Contest is prohibited and may result in disqualification.

Without limitation, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Entrant whose Facebook® account that, in its sole opinion, refers, depicts or in any way reflects negatively upon the Sponsor, the Contest or any other person or entity, does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Sponsor receives notification about any potential infringements or breaches of law or any other reason set forth herein.

NON-QUALIFYING ENTRIES: Entries (a) containing general obscene, lewd, crude, vulgar, profane, defamatory or inappropriate text, including acts of violence or acts that appear to cause harm, and/or (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, and/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 an Entry with offensive content or material that it feels is inappropriate in any way. Late Entries or Entries sent via any other method than those stated above will not be accepted.

WINNING/ODDS: The first ten (10) Entrants that provide the correct number of hoagie sandwiches hidden in the image will be a Prize Winner. Odds of winning a Prize (as defined in the “PRIZES” section of these Official Rules) are dependent upon the number of Entrants participating, the correct answer and the time and date in which the Entrant submits his/her Entry. A Sponsor representative will determine the Prize Winners, and their decisions are based upon their sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules, and are final and binding in all respects. Prizes are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.

PRIZES: One (1) prize of two (2) tickets to the professional football game at M&T Bank Stadium on September 29, 2019 (the “Prize”), having an ARV of Two Hundred and Sixteen Dollars ($216) will be awarded to each Prize Winner. A total of ten (10) Prizes will be awarded.

Total ARV of all Prizes to be awarded is Two Thousand One Hundred and Sixteen Dollars ($2,160).

There is a limit of one (1) Prize per Entrant for the entire Contest. No transfer, substitution, or cash redemption of Prizes is permitted, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. Each Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Prize Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the Prize becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor. No more than the number of Prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded. Except as otherwise set forth herein, all Prizes will be awarded.


The Notification will request that the potential Prize Winner direct message the Sponsor with specific personal information to include first name, last name, birthdate, and e-mail address (the “Required Information”) of the potential Prize Winner within one (1) business day of receipt of the Notification. It is highly recommended that Entrants confirm their Facebook® notification settings are set to “public”. In the event that: (a) a potential Prize Winner fails to respond to the Notification; (b) a potential Prize Winner fails to respond due to deactivation of the potential Prize Winner’s Facebook® account prior to receipt of the Notification; (c) a potential Prize Winner fails to supply all the Required Information; (e) any Notification is returned as undeliverable; and/or (f) it is determined by the Sponsor, in their sole discretion, that the potential Prize Winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, such potential Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Prize Winner will not be selected. Prize Winner consents to use his/her name, address (city & state), voice, biographical information, and /or likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity, for this Contest only, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION: By participating in this Contest, Entrants and Prize Winners [a] release each and all of the Released Parties (defined in the “LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY” section 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 Prizes 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 Entrant or Prize Winner it believes has violated these Official Rules. The Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable or incomplete Entries, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunication malfunctions, Entries 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 an Entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant 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 Entrants, 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 select Prize Winners from those Entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date. Notification of such action will be provided on the Website. 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 LAW S 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 W AIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating, Entrants and Prize Winners 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 Prize Winners, Entrants 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 (i) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (ii) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (iii) any injury, damage or loss to any person (including death) or property of any kind, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from an Entrant's and/or Prize Winner’s participation in the Contest, or from the receipt, use or misuse of any prize; (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any Contest-related materials; (v) stolen, lost, late, misdirected, corrupted, incomplete, or indecipherable entries; or (vi) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, mobile device, cable, network, hardware or software.

DISPUTES: All Entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or a 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, an Entrant’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 Prize Winners or a copy of these Official Rules, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope by Thursday, October 24, 2019 “Wawa Hidden Hoagie 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/hidden-hoagies-official-rules 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.

Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.