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 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 20, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2017 (“Contest Period”), subject to entry period dates and times as outlined in the “ENTRY PERIODS/OVERVIEW” Section in these Official Rules. For purposes of these Official Rules, all times are given in Eastern Time. 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 Florida who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “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”) and each of its 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 Florida 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 a Prize (defined in the “PRIZES” Section below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
ENTRY PERIODS/OVERVIEW: Throughout the Contest Period, there will be six (6) Entry Periods. For each Entry Period, sixty (60) weekly prize winners (each, a “Weekly Prize Winner”) will be selected based upon the sixty (60) Contestants who have the highest score during that respective Entry Period. Each Weekly Prize Winner will win a weekly prize (each, a “Weekly Prize”), as further defined in the “PRIZES” Section of these Official Rules.
Below are the list of Entry Period dates and their respective judging dates.
There will be a limit of one (1) Submission (defined below) per Contestant per day during each Entry Period. Submissions will not roll over to subsequent Entry Periods and will not be eligible for subsequent Entry Period judging. In order to be eligible for each Entry Period, Contestants must submit a Submission for each Entry Period separately. There is a limit of seven (7) Submissions per Entry Period per Contestant, except there is a limit of five (5) Submissions per Entry Period per Contestant for Entry Period 6.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: There is one (1) way to submit a photo (the “Submission”) in this Contest via InstagramTM (the “Website”). The photo should showcase the Contestant’s idea of celebrating or enjoying Hoagiefest. The Contestant must include a Wawa product (such as a hoagie, Wawa beverage, etc.) or branding (such as the Wawa store, etc.). Contestants must only submit photos of themselves or any third party person who has signed a release form for the Contestant.
Contestant must upload his/her photo to their InstagramTM feed during the Contest Period with the hashtag #HoagiefestFLContest. Contestant must include the hashtag #HoagiefestFLContest and his/her InstagramTM profile setting must be “public” in order to receive one (1) Submission into the Contest for the respective Entry Period in which the Submission was submitted. If the Contestant’s account is not set to “public”, the Sponsor may not be able to view the photo and the Submission will not be eligible to win. Contestant may not use multiple Instagram™ accounts to enter. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram™. You understand that you are supplying your information to the Sponsor and not to Instagram™.
SUBMISSION RESTRICTIONS: A Contestant’s Submission via Instagram™ must include the hashtag #HoagiefestFLContest to be eligible. All Submissions must include a Wawa product or branding in the picture. Contestants must only submit photos of themselves or any third party person who has signed a release form for the Contestant. Contestant may be asked by Sponsor to provide the third party release form for any advertising/promotional purposes in connection with the Contest. Photo CANNOT include children under the age of thirteen (13) unless the Contestant is the parent/legal guardian of the child. Should any Submission violate these restrictions, such Submission will be disqualified and will not be eligible to win. Photos must be submitted in compliance with the formatting and other requirements set forth on the Website.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: 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. Contestant’s original photo 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 of any ingredient or the trademark of any other manufacturer, except for Wawa.
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 its 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 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 “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, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Each Submission will be reviewed and approved by the Sponsor before being posted to any websites.
By participating, Contestant agrees that their 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. Contestants further agree and warrant 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/WINNING: On or about the judging dates outlined in the “ENTRY PERIODS/OVERVIEW” Section of these Official Rules, all eligible Submissions received during each respective Entry Period will be judged by the Sponsor based on the following criteria:
The sixty (60) Submissions that receive the highest overall score will be deemed a Weekly Prize Winner. In the event of a tie, the Submission with the highest score in the “Originality” criterion will be deemed the Weekly Prize Winner. If the Submissions involved in the tie have the same “Originality” score, the Submission receiving the highest score in the “Creativity” criterion will be deemed the Weekly Prize Winner. If the Submissions involved in the tie have the same “Originality” and “Creativity” scores, the Submission receiving the highest score in the “Relevance to the Contest Theme” criterion will be deemed the Weekly 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 move on the Weekly Prize Winner. Sponsor will perform as many “tie breakers” as needed in order to determine exactly sixty (60) Weekly Prize Winners.
Sponsor is not responsible for any technical and/or quality issues of any Submission uploaded to a Website for judging.
NOTIFICATIONS/CLAIMS: Potential Weekly Prize Winners will be contacted via a comment on his/her Submission via Wawa’s Instagram account and also by a direct message (the “Notification”). The direct message will request that the potential Weekly Prize Winner reply back with specific personal information to include first name, last name, physical address, city, state, zip, and date of birth, along with the Instagram™ username, within two (2) days of receipt. It is highly recommended that you confirm your Instagram™ notification settings are set to public.
In the event the Sponsor cannot reach a potential Weekly Prize Winner via the Notification method listed above, a potential Weekly Prize Winner does not respond by the date indicated within such Notification, or if it is determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that a potential Weekly Prize Winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, such potential Weekly Prize Winner will be disqualified (without compensation of any kind) and an alternate Weekly Prize Winner will not be selected. Each Weekly Prize W inner consents to the use of his/her name, address (city & state), biographical information, voice and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity, for this Contest only, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. All Weekly Prizes will be awarded approximately six (6) to eight (8) weeks from the date in which all Weekly Prize W inners are confirmed via registered mail. In the event a Weekly Prize is returned as “undeliverable” and the accurate address of such Weekly Prize Winner cannot be obtained, such Weekly Prize W inner will be disqualified (without compensation of any kind) and an alternate Weekly Prize W inner will not be selected.
PRIZES: There are a total of sixty (60) Weekly Prize Winners to be awarded in each Entry Period in which the ten (10) Weekly Prize Winners with the highest score will receive a Twenty-Five Dollar ($25) in-store Wawa Gift Card and the remaining fifty (50) Weekly Prize Winners will receive a Hoagiefest branded beach towel having an Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Nineteen Dollar and Ninety-nine cents ($19.99).
The total ARV of all Weekly Prizes to be awarded per Entry Period is One Thousand Two Hundred and Forty-Nine Dollars and Fifty cents ($1,249.50). The gift cards are subject to the terms and conditions listed on each card.
No transfer, substitution, or cash redemption of Weekly Prizes 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 a Weekly Prize becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor. Weekly Prize Winners are solely responsible for any federal, state and local taxes if applicable. No more than the number of Weekly Prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded. Except as otherwise set forth herein, all Weekly Prizes will be awarded.
GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION: By participating in this Contest, Contestants and Weekly Prize Winners [a] release each and all of the Released Parties, 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 Contestant or Weekly Prize Winner it believes has violated these Official Rules. Winning a Weekly Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use Weekly Prize Winner’s name, address (city & state), biographical information, 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 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, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Sponsor may prohibit a Contestant from participating in the Contest or winning a Weekly 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, modification, termination, or suspension date. Notification of such action will be provided on the Websites. 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 Weekly Prize Winners agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Instagram™, 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 Weekly Prize Winners, 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 a Weekly 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 a Weekly 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 Weekly Prize Winners or a copy of these Official Rules, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope by May 5, 2017 to “Peace, Love & HoagieFest” 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 www.wawa.com/socialcontestrules.aspx during the Contest Period.
SPONSOR: Wawa, Inc., Red Roof, 260 W. Baltimore Pike, Wawa, Pennsylvania, 19063.
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