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Social Contest Rules
  • Social Contest Rules

    Wawa “Make It A Classic” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”)

    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 SWEEPSTAKES:
    The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 16, 2015 and ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on March 22, 2015 (“Sweepstakes Period”). For purposes of these Official Rules, all times are given in Eastern Time. The Sweepstakes computer is the “official computer” and official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is subject to entry periods (each, an “Entry Period” and collectively, the “Entry Periods”) as defined in the “ENTRY PERIODS” section below.

    ELIGIBILITY:
    The Sweepstakes is only open to permanent legal US residents of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). 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 Sweepstakes agencies, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Sweepstakes, 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 “Sweepstakes Entities”), are not eligible to participate. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The Sweepstakes is void outside of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law. By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants 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:
    Throughout the Sweepstakes Period, there will be five (5) Entry Periods, each associated with a drawing date (each, a “Weekly Drawing”). For each Weekly Drawing, five (5) prize winners (each, a “Prize Winner” and collectively, the “Prize Winners”) will be selected at random from among all eligible Entries (defined below) received during the respective Entry Period and each will win a prize (each, a “Prize” and collectively, the “Prizes”) as further defined in the “PRIZES” section of these Official Rules. Entry Period dates and their respective Weekly Drawing dates are listed below.

    Entry Period Weekly Entry Period Dates Drawing Date
    1 9:00 a.m. 2/16/15 through 8:59 a.m. 2/22/15 2/23/15
    2 9:00 a.m. 2/23/15 through 8:59 a.m. 3/1/15 3/2/15
    3 9:00 a.m. 3/2/15 through 8:59 a.m. 3/8/15 3/9/15
    4 9:00 a.m. 3/9/15 through 8:59 a.m. 3/15/15 3/16/15
    5 9:00 a.m. 3/16/15 through 5:00 p.m. 3/22/15 3/23/15

    There will be a limit of one (1) Entry (defined below) per person per Entry Period. Entries will not roll over to subsequent Entry Periods and will not be eligible for subsequent Weekly Drawings. In order to be eligible for each Entry Period, Entrants must enter each Entry Period separately.

    HOW TO ENTER:
    There are three (3) ways to post a Wawa classic hoagie recipe (to include a list of ingredients and description) (each, an “Entry”) in this Sweepstakes: either via (a) Sponsor’s Facebook® page; (b) Instagram; or (c) Twitter® (collectively, the “Websites”). Regardless of the method used to enter, there is a limit of one (1) Entry per person per Entry Period. It is recommended that your Facebook®, Twitter®, and/or Instagram profiles be set to “public”. If any of the accounts aforementioned are not set to “public”, the Sponsor may not receive your Entry and you will not be eligible to enter or win.

    • Submitting a recipe via Sponsor’s Facebook®: Visit www.facebook.com during the Sweepstakes Period and post your favorite Wawa classic hoagie recipe directly to the Sponsor’s Facebook® wall found at www.facebook.com/wawa. You must include a text list of ingredients, description of the finished recipe, and the hashtag #WawaClassicSweeps in the wall post, and then click “Post” to receive one (1) Entry into the respective Entry Period for the respective week in which the Entry was posted. You may not use multiple Facebook® accounts to enter. This Sweepstakes 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®.

    • Submitting a recipe via Instagram: Visit www.instagram.com during the Sweepstakes Period and post a photo or screenshot of your favorite Wawa classic hoagie recipe, along with the text list of ingredients and description of the finished recipe to your Instagram feed with the hashtag #WawaClassicSweeps. You must include the hashtag #WawaClassicSweeps and your Instagram profile settings must be set to “public” in order to receive one (1) Entry into the respective Entry Period for the respective week in which the Entry was posted. If your account is not set to “public”, the Sponsor may not be able to view your Entry and you will not be eligible to enter or win. You may not use multiple Instagram accounts to enter. This Sweepstakes 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.

    • Submitting a recipe via Twitter®: Visit www.twitter.com during the Sweepstakes Period and “tweet” your favorite Wawa classic hoagie recipe. Your tweet must include a text list of ingredients, description of the finished recipe, and the hashtag #WawaClassicSweeps. Then, click “Tweet” to receive one (1) Entry into the respective Entry Period for the respective week in which the Entry was posted. Your account must be set to “public” in order to receive one (1) Entry into the respective Entry Period. If your account is not set to “public”, the Sponsor may not be able to view your Entry and you will not be eligible to enter or win. You may not use multiple Twitter® accounts to enter. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter®. You understand that you are supplying your information to the Sponsor and not to Twitter®.

    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 to win and will be disqualified. Any Entry 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.

    Neither Sponsor nor any other Sweepstakes Entities are 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, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Each Entry will be reviewed and approved by the Sponsor before being posted to the Websites.

    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®, Instagram, or Twitter® 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 by using multiple/different Facebook®, Instagram, or Twitter® 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 is prohibited and may result in disqualification.

    Without limitation, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Entrant whose Facebook®, Instagram, or Twitter® account that, in its sole opinion, refers, depicts or in any way reflects negatively upon the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes 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 but not limited to 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 Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify an Entry with offensive content or material that it feels is inappropriate in any way. Each Entry submitted must be an original work, never previously published, manufactured or produced. The Entry must not infringe on any third party copyrights or other rights. Late Entries or Entries sent via any other method than those stated above will not be accepted.

    WINNING/ODDS:
    For each Entry Period during the Sweepstakes, a Sponsor representative will select five (5) Prize Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received during that respective Entry Period. Each Entry Period will run per the dates and times listed in the “ENTRY PERIODS” section of these Official Rules, and all Entries submitted must be submitted during these times in order to be included for that Weekly Drawing. All non-winning eligible Entries from the previous Weekly Drawing(s) will not carry over to subsequent Weekly Drawings. Odds of winning a Prize (defined below) are dependent upon the total number of eligible Entries received for each Entry Period.

    The random drawings will be conducted by a Sponsor representative whose decision is based upon his or her sole discretion and his or her interpretation of these Official Rules, and are final and binding in all respects.

    Sponsor reserves the right not to award all Prizes (defined below) if, in its sole discretion, it receives an insufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.

    PRIZES:
    Twenty-five (25) Prize Winners will each receive a One Hundred Dollar ($100) Wawa gift card, having an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of One Hundred Dollars ($100) (each, a “Prize” and collectively, the “Prizes”). Gift card is subject to the terms and conditions listed on the card itself.

    The total ARV of all Prizes to be awarded is Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500). Prize Winners agree that the Prizes are being provided “as is”, and the Released Parties (as defined in the “LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY” section below) make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding the Prizes, including but not limited to their quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No transfer, substitution, or cash redemption of 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 Prize becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond the control of Sponsor. Prize Winners are solely responsible for any federal, state and local taxes if applicable. 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.

    NOTIFICATIONS/CLAIMS: POTENTIAL PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THE SPONSOR VIA ANY OF THE METHODS DESCRIBED BELOW WITHIN ONE (1) TO TWO (2) BUSINESS DAYS FROM EACH RESPECTIVE WEEKLY DRAWING OF ALL POTENTIAL PRIZE WINNERS (EACH, A “NOTIFICATION” AND COLLECTIVELY, THE “NOTIFICATIONS”).

    Facebook® Notifications:
    If a potential Prize Winner submitted using the Sponsor’s Facebook® page, such potential Prize Winner(s) will be notified via a comment on his/her Entry post. Potential Prize Winner must respond to the post within three (3) days of the posting date by sending a private message to Wawa via the Sponsor’s Facebook® page. Potential Prize Winner must include his/her first name, last name, physical address, city, state, zip, and date of birth within the private message to Wawa via Facebook®. It is highly recommended that you confirm that your Facebook® notification settings are turned on.

    Instagram Notifications:
    If a potential Prize Winner submitted using Instagram, such potential Prize Winner will be contacted by commenting on the potential Prize Winner’s winning post and also by initiating a direct message with the potential Prize Winner via their Instagram account. The direct message will request that the potential Prize Winner reply back to the Sponsor with specific personal information to include first name, last name, physical address, city, state, zip, and date of birth, along with the Instagram username of the potential Prize Winner within three (3) days of receipt. It is highly recommended that you confirm your Instagram notification settings are turned on.

    Twitter® Notifications:
    If a potential Prize Winner submitted using Twitter®, such potential Prize Winner will be contacted via a direct message. Potential Prize Winner must respond to the direct message within three (3) days of the message date by replying to the direct message. Potential Prize Winner must include his/her first name, last name, physical address, city, state, zip, and date of birth within the direct message to Wawa via Twitter®. It is highly recommended that you confirm your Twitter® notification settings are turned on.

    In the event that the Sponsor cannot reach a potential Prize Winner via any of the Notification methods listed above, a potential Prize Winner does not respond by the date indicated in the Notification, or if it is determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that a potential Prize Winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, such potential Prize Winner will be disqualified (without compensation of any kind) and an alternate Prize Winner will be chosen from among all remaining non-winning eligible Entries received during the respective Entry Period. If not completed already, all Prize Winners must provide their first name, last name, street address, city, state, zip code, and telephone number (the “Required Information”). Each Prize Winner consents to the use of his/her name, likeness, biographical information, and voice in advertising worldwide without additional notice or compensation. All Prizes will be awarded approximately six (6) to eight (8) weeks from the date in which all Prize Winners are confirmed via registered mail. In the event a Prize is returned as “undeliverable,” and the accurate address of such Prize Winner cannot be obtained, such Prize Winner will be disqualified (without compensation of any kind) and an alternate Prize Winner will be selected from among all remaining non-winning eligible Entries received during the respective Entry Period.

    GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION:
    By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants and Prize Winners [a] release each and all of the Sweepstakes Entities, from any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) with respect to or arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes any Entrant or Prize Winner it believes has violated these Official Rules. Winning a Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use Prize Winner’s name, address (city and state), voice and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity, for this Sweepstakes only, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor and/or Sweepstakes Entities 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 Sweepstakes or winning a Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants, Sponsor, or Sweepstakes Entities. If for any reason this Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select Prize Winners from those Entries received up to the cancellation/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 SWEEPSTAKES 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.

    LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:
    By participating, Entrants and Prize Winners agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Facebook®, Instagram, Twitter®, the Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to: (i) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (ii) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (iii) any injury, damage or loss (including death) to any person 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 Sweepstakes, or from the receipt, use or misuse of any Prize; (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-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:
    Entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, 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 April 30, 2015 to “Wawa Make It A Classic Sweepstakes” (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 Sweepstakes Period.

    SPONSOR: Wawa, Inc., Red Roof, 260 W. Baltimore Pike, Wawa, Pennsylvania, 19063.

    This Sweepstakes shall not be published without permission of the Sponsor.
    The Wawa name and logo are registered trademarks of the Wild Goose Holding Co., Inc.
    Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
    Twitter® is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.
    Instagram is a trademark of Instagram.