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Social Contest Rules
  • Social Contest Rules

    “Wawa Hoagiefest Summer of Fun

    Week 1 - Twitter Trivia Contest” (the “Contest”)



    DATES OF CONTEST: The Contest begins at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 22, 2015 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on June 26, 2015 (“Contest Period”), subject to the entry period dates listed in the “ENTRY PERIODS” section of these Official Rules. For purposes of these Official Rules, all times are given in Eastern Time. The Contest computer is the “official computer”. The Twitter timestamp is the official time keeping device for this Contest.

    ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is only open to permanent legal US residents of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Contestant”). 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. (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 DE, DC, FL, MD, NJ, PA, VA, 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: There will be ten (10) entry periods (each an “Entry Period”) held during the Contest Period.

    For each Entry Period, fourteen (14) winners (each, a “Winner” and collectively, the “Winners”) will be determined by the first fourteen (14) Contestants who submit a correct answer to the trivia question tweeted by @Wawa, per Sponsor’s discretion, using the official Twitter timestamp for each Entry Period.

    The ten (10) Entry Periods are:

    Entry Period Qualification Date
    First 8:00 a.m. ET on 6/22/15 through 11:59 a.m. ET on 6/22/15 6/23/2015
    Second 12:00 p.m. ET on 6/22/15 through 11:59 p.m. ET on 6/22/15 6/23/2015
    Third 12:00 a.m. ET on 6/23/15 through 11:59 a.m. ET on 6/23/15 6/24/2015
    Fourth 12:00 p.m. ET on 6/23/15 through 11:59 p.m. ET on 6/23/15 6/24/2015
    Fifth 12:00 a.m. ET on 6/24/15 through 11:59 a.m. ET on 6/24/15 6/25/2015
    Sixth 12:00 a.m. ET on 6/24/15 through 11:59 a.m. ET on 6/24/15 6/25/2015
    Seventh 12:00 a.m. ET on 6/25/15 through 11:59 a.m. ET on 6/25/15 6/26/2015
    Eighth 12:00 a.m. ET on 6/25/15 through 11:59 a.m. ET on 6/25/15 6/26/2015
    Ninth 12:00 a.m. ET on 6/26/15 through 11:59 a.m. ET on 6/26/15 6/29/2015
    Tenth 12:00 a.m. ET on 6/26/15 through 11:59 a.m. ET on 6/26/15 6/29/2015

    There is a limit of one (1) Submission (defined below) per person per Entry Period. Contestants must enter each Entry Period separately in order to be eligible for each Entry Period.

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Contestants must enter on Twitter.com during each Entry Period by tweeting in a response to the Contest trivia question tweeted by @Wawa. Contestant must respond with his/her own answer to the trivia question, and the answer must be one hundred forty (140) characters or less (the “Submission”). There will be a total of ten (10) unique trivia questions tweeted by @Wawa during the Contest Period. Each trivia question is associated with an Entry Period. The trivia questions for each Entry Period will be tweeted (a) Trivia Question 1: 11 a.m. on June 22, 2015 (Entry Period 1); (b) Trivia Question 2: 4 p.m. on June 22, 2015 (Entry Period 2); (c) Trivia Question 3: 10 a.m. on June 23, 2015 (Entry Period 3); (d) Trivia Question 4: 5 p.m. on June 23, 2015 (Entry Period 4); (e) Trivia Question 5: 8 a.m. on June 24, 2015 (Entry Period 5); (f) Trivia Question 6: 3 p.m. on June 24, 2015 (Entry Period 6); (g) Trivia Question 7: 11:50 a.m. on June 25, 2015 (Entry Period 7); (h) Trivia Question 8: 6 p,m. on June 25, 2015 (Entry Period 8); (i) Trivia Question 9: 9 a.m. on June 26, 2015 (Entry Period 9); and (j) Trivia Question 10: 12 p.m. on June 26, 2015 You may not use multiple Twitter® accounts to enter. This Contest 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®.

    Select Submissions may be posted on the Sponsor's social media sites or other Sponsor-selected sites, and by tweeting as indicated above, Contestant agrees to such posting, in Sponsor's sole discretion. Contestant must have a Twitter account to enter. If the Contestant does not have an existing Twitter account, an account can be created for free at www.twitter.com. Contestant must follow @Wawa, tweet on Twitter and have their privacy settings set to "public" to receive a direct message ("DM") to be eligible.

    Potential Winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the email address/Twitter account associated with the Submission. There is a limit of one (1) Submission per person. Any Submission deemed inappropriate or containing unsuitable text, in Sponsor's sole discretion, will be disqualified. Any Submission or portion thereof that is, in the Sponsor's sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, includes references to sex, nudity, acts of violence or acts that may cause harm, contains any proper names, third party materials, or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, or mark that identifies a brand or other proprietary right of any person or entity, or is otherwise objectionable, will disqualify the Contestant as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion. The Submission must be in keeping with Sponsor's image and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Contestants may not copy the answer from any other Submission or from any other source. Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether a Submission qualifies as an entry.

    ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: The Submission must be an original answer submitted by the Contestant and cannot have previously won a contest or other promotion. The 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 Submission cannot infringe on the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party. The Submission must be in English.

    Submissions not meeting the requirements set forth in these Official Rules or that contain prohibited, inappropriate, or irrelevant content, as determined by Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator in its/their sole discretion, will not be eligible 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, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

    The Released Parties (as defined 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.

    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 his/her Submission made available for public viewing 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.

    NOTIFICATION: By participating, Contestant agrees that his/her Submission may be shared on social media. Potential Winners will be contacted via a DM on Twitter. Potential Winners must respond to the DM within forty-eight (48) hours of the message date by replying to the DM; otherwise they will forfeit their prize. Potential Winner must include his/her first name, last name, physical address, city, state, zip, and date of birth within the DM to @Wawa via Twitter®.

    In the event that Sponsor cannot reach a potential Winner, a potential Winner does not respond by the date indicated within the forty-eight (48) hour period, or if it is determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that a potential Winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, such potential Winner will be disqualified (without compensation of any kind) and an alternate will not be selected.

    WINNING:, In accordance with the dates outlined in the “ENTRY PERIODS” section above, Winners will be determined by the first fourteen (14) Contestants who correctly tweet the correct answer to the trivia question tweeted by @Wawa during each Entry Period. The Twitter timestamp will be the official timekeeping device. A total of One Hundred Forty (140) Winners will be selected in the Contest. Sponsor will determine if the response submitted by each of the first fourteen (14) Contestants is correct. If the Sponsor deems, in its sole discretion, that a Submission is incorrect, the Prize (defined below) will be awarded to the next Submission submitted based on the Twitter timestamp with the correct answer during that respective Entry Period. Sponsor reserves the right not to award all Prizes if, in its sole discretion, it receives an insufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Limit one (1) Prize per Contestant/Twitter handle for the duration of the Contest.

    CLAIMS: All Winners consent to the use of their name, likeness, address (city & state), biographical information, voice, and Twitter handle 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 Winners are confirmed via registered mail. In the event a Prize is returned as “undeliverable” and the accurate address of such Winner cannot be obtained, such Winner will be disqualified and an alternate will not be selected.

    PRIZES: One (1) prize of a Twenty-Five Dollar ($25.00) in-store Wawa Gift Card will be awarded to each Winner, having an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00) each (the “Prize”). A total of One Hundred Forty (140) Prizes will be awarded during the Contest Period. The total ARV of all Prizes to be awarded is Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($3,500).

    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 the Sponsor. 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.

    GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION: By participating in this Contest, Contestants and Winners [a] release 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 and binding in all respects and not subject to appeal. Sponsor reserves the right permanently to disqualify from this Contest any Contestant or Winner it believes has violated these Official Rules. Winning a Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use 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 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 in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and select from those Submissions that were received first during the respective Entry Period up to the cancellation/suspension date. Notification of such action will be provided on the Sponsor’s website or any of Sponsor’s social media sites. 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 Winners agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, Twitter®, the Contest Entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claims made by the 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 Prize, 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 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 Winners or a copy of these Official Rules please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope by July 31, 2015 to “Wawa Hoagiefest Summer of Fun - Week 1 - Twitter Trivia 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.

    This Contest shall not be published without permission of the Sponsor.

    The Wawa name and logo are registered trademarks of the Wild Goose Holding Co., Inc.

    Twitter® is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.