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Social Contest Rules
  • Social Contest Rules

    Wawa Festive Fridays Giveaway

    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 Wawa “Festive Fridays” Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 27, 2015 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on January 3, 2016 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes consists of three (3) separate giveaways; (a) the Instagram Giveaway; (b) the Twitter® Giveaway; and (c) the Facebook® Giveaway (collectively the “Giveaway(s)”). Each Giveaway is subject to the entry periods (each, an “Entry Period”) and drawing dates outlined in the “HOW TO PARTICIPATE” section of these Official Rules. For purposes of these Official Rules, all times are given in ET. The Sweepstakes computer is the “official computer” and official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

    ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to permanent legal US residents of Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) 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. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Sweepstakes is void outside Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia 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.

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
    Instagram Giveaway: In order to enter the Instagram Giveaway, Entrant must be a registered Instagram user and have his/her profile settings set to “public”. To become a registered user of Instagram, visit www.instagram.com to register. Entrant must visit www.instagram.com/wawa and follow @wawa. Then, locate the post on the Sponsor’s Instagram page asking for each Entrant to provide the name of someone who they feel deserves a Wawa Gift Card (the “Instagram Post”). Entrant must use his/her own valid Instagram account to comment on the Instagram Post with the deserving person’s first name to receive one (1) entry into the respective Entry Period. There will be one (1) eligible Instagram Post made by the Sponsor during the first day of each Entry Period. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Entrant understands that he/she is supplying their information to the Sponsor and not to Instagram.

    The Instagram Giveaway consists of five (5) Entry Periods. Each Entry Period starts at 9:00 a.m. ET and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET. For each Entry Period, four (4) prize winners will be selected as outlined in the “WINNING/ODDS” section herein.

    Entry Period Drawing Date
    First 11/27/15 - 11/29/15 11/30/15
    Second 12/4/15 - 12/6/15 12/7/15
    Third 12/11/15 - 12/13/15 12/14/15
    Fourth 12/18/15 - 12/20/15 12/21/15
    Fifth 12/25/15 - 12/27/15 12/28/15


    Twitter® Giveaway: In order to enter the Twitter® Giveaway, Entrant must be a registered Twitter® user and have his/her profile settings set to “public”. To become a registered user of Twitter®, visit www.twitter.com to register. Entrant must visit www.twitter.com/wawa and follow @wawa. Then, locate the post on the Sponsor’s Twitter® page asking for each Entrant to provide the name of someone who they feel deserves a Wawa Gift Card (the “Twitter® Post”). Entrant must use his/her own valid Twitter® account to reply to the Twitter® Post using Twitter’s “@reply” function with the deserving person’s first name to receive one (1) entry into the respective Entry Period. There will be one (1) eligible Twitter® Post made by the Sponsor during the first day of each Entry Period. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter®. Entrant understands that he/she is supplying their information to the Sponsor and not to Twitter®.

    The Twitter Giveaway consists of five (5) Entry Periods. Each Entry Period starts at 9:00 a.m. ET and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET. For each Entry Period, four (4) prize winners will be selected as outlined in the “WINNING/ODDS” section herein.

    Entry Period Drawing Date
    First 11/27/15 - 11/29/15 11/30/15
    Second 12/4/15 - 12/6/15 12/7/15
    Third 12/11/15 - 12/13/15 12/14/15
    Fourth 12/18/15 - 12/20/15 12/21/15
    Fifth 12/25/15 - 12/27/15 12/28/15


    Facebook® Giveaway: In order to enter the Facebook® Giveaway, Entrant must be a registered Facebook® user. To become a registered user of Facebook®, visit www.facebook.com to register. Entrant must visit www.facebook.com/wawa and locate the post on the Sponsor’s Facebook® page asking for each Entrant to provide the name of someone who they feel deserves a Wawa Gift Card (“Facebook® Post”). Entrant must use his/her own valid Facebook® account to comment to the Facebook® Post with the deserving person’s first name to receive one (1) entry into the respective Entry Period. There will be one (1) eligible Facebook® Post made by the Sponsor during the first day of each Entry Period. 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®.

    The Facebook® Giveaway consists of six (6) Entry Periods. Each Entry Period starts at 9:00 a.m. ET and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET. For Entry Periods 1 through 5, ten (10) prize winners will be selected, and for Entry Period 6, one (1) prize winner will be selected as outlined in the “WINNING/ODDS” section herein.

    Entry Period Drawing Date
    First 11/27/15 - 11/29/15 11/30/15
    Second 12/4/15 - 12/6/15 12/7/15
    Third 12/11/15 - 12/13/15 12/14/15
    Fourth 12/18/15 - 12/20/15 12/21/15
    Fifth 12/25/15 - 12/27/15 12/28/15
    Sixth 1/1/16 - 1/3/16 1/4/16


    All entries for each Giveaway must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on the end date for each respective Entry Period. There is a limit of one (1) entry per Entrant per Entry Period per Giveaway via each entry method.

    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. The entry must be in English and must NOT include any other information except the first name and hashtag.

    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 their 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 intellectual property rights and rights of privacy/publicity), or any local, state or federal law 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 in the Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees that their entry may be shared on social media sites or other websites by the Sponsor.

    By submitting an entry, each 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, 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.

    Entries must be truthful in all respects. Each Entrant further agrees and warrants that he/she shall not submit any entry that is known by the Entrant (a) to 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 Instagram, Twitter®, or 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 Sweepstakes by using multiple/different Instagram, Twitter® or Facebook® accounts, e-mail addresses, identities, registrations or 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 Sweepstakes is prohibited and may result in disqualification.

    Without limitation, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Entrant whose Instagram, Twitter®, or Facebook® 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 generally 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 Sweepstakes. 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:
    Instagram Giveaway:
    There will be five (5) random drawings on or about November 30, 2015 (for Entry Period 1); December 7, 2015 (for Entry Period 2); December 14, 2015 (for Entry Period 3); December 21, 2015 (for Entry Period 4); and December 28, 2015 (for Entry Period 5). Four (4) prize winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received during the respective Entry Period for the Instagram Giveaway. A total of twenty (20) prize winners will be selected in the Instagram Giveaway. Odds of winning a prize in the Instagram Giveaway are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received within the respective Entry Period of the Instagram Giveaway.

    Twitter® Giveaway: There will be five (5) random drawings on or about November 30, 2015 (for Entry Period 1); December 7, 2015 (for Entry Period 2); December 14, 2015 (for Entry Period 3); December 21, 2015 (for Entry Period 4) and December 28, 2015 (for Entry Period 5). Four (4) prize winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received during the respective Entry Period for the Twitter® Giveaway. A total of twenty (20) prize winners will be selected in the Twitter® Giveaway. Odds of winning a prize in the Twitter® Giveaway are dependent upon the total number of eligible Entries received within the respective Entry Period of the Twitter® Giveaway.

    Facebook® Giveaway: There will be six (6) random drawings on or about November 30, 2015 (for Entry Period 1); December 7, 2015 (for Entry Period 2); December 14, 2015 (for Entry Period 3); December 21, 2015 (for Entry Period 4); December 28, 2015 (for Entry Period 5); and January 4, 2016 (for Entry Period 6). Ten (10) prize winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received during the respective Entry Periods 1 through 5 for the Facebook® Giveaway. One (1) prize winner will be selected at random among all eligible entries received during Entry Period 6 for the Facebook® Giveaway. A total of fifty one (51) prize winners will be selected in the Facebook® Giveaway. Odds of winning a prize in the Facebook® Giveaway are dependent upon the total number of eligible Entries received within the respective Entry Period of the Facebook® Giveaway.

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

    Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes 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.

    PRIZE/PRIZE CONDITIONS:
    Instagram Giveaway:
    Each prize winner in the Instagram Giveaway will receive a prize of two (2) Twenty-Five Dollar ($25) Wawa gift cards. Each prize awarded will have an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Fifty Dollars ($50). A total of twenty (20) prizes will be awarded in the Instagram Giveaway. The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded is One Thousand Dollars ($1,000).

    Twitter® Giveaway: Each prize winner in the Twitter® Giveaway will receive a prize of two (2) Twenty-Five Dollar ($25) Wawa gift cards. Each prize awarded will have an ARV of Fifty Dollars ($50). A total of twenty (20) prizes will be awarded in the Twitter® Giveaway. The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded is One Thousand Dollars ($1,000).

    Facebook® Giveaway: Each prize winner in the Facebook® Giveaway for Entry Periods 1 through 5 will receive a prize of two (2) Twenty-Five Dollar ($25) Wawa gift cards. Each prize awarded for Entry Periods 1 through 5 will have an ARV of Fifty Dollars ($50). There will be one (1) prize awarded in Entry Period 6 of two (2) Two Hundred Fifty Dollar ($250) Wawa gift cards. The prize for Entry Period 6 has an ARV of Five Hundred Dollars ($500). A total of fifty-one (51) prizes will be awarded in the Facebook® Giveaway. The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded is Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000).

    There is a limit of one (1) prize per person for the entire Sweepstakes. For example, if an Entrant is awarded a prize in the Twitter® Giveaway in Entry Period 1, he/she will NOT be eligible to receive a prize in the Instagram and Facebook® Giveaways in any of their respective Entry Periods. The gift cards are subject to the terms and conditions listed on each card. No transfer, substitution, or cash redemption of prizes is permitted, except at the 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. 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 INSTAGRAM, TWITTER®, AND FACEBOOK® PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THE SPONSOR VIA THE RESPECTIVE METHOD DESCRIBED BELOW WITHIN ONE (1) TO TWO (2) BUSINESS DAYS FROM THE FINAL DETERMINATION OF ALL POTENTIAL PRIZE WINNERS FOR THE GIVEAWAYS, ON OR ABOUT NOVEMBER 30, 2015 (FOR ENTRY PERIOD 1); DECEMBER 7, 2015 (FOR ENTRY PERIOD 2); DECEMBER 14, 2015 (FOR ENTRY PERIOD 3); DECEMBER 21, 2015 (FOR ENTRY PERIOD 4); DECEMBER 28, 2015 (FOR ENTRY PERIOD 5); AND JANUARY 4, 2016 (FOR ENTRY PERIOD 6, FACEBOOK® ONLY) (EACH, A “NOTIFICATION” AND COLLECTIVELY, THE “NOTIFICATIONS”).

    1. Instagram Giveaway Notifications: If a potential prize winner entered the Giveaway using Instagram, such potential prize winner will be contacted via a comment from the Sponsor’s Instagram account to the potential prize winner’s Instagram account. The comment will request that the potential prize winner direct message the Sponsor’s Instagram account within two (2) days of the message date by replying with specific personal information to include first name, last name, physical address, city, state, zip, date of birth. It is highly recommended that each potential prize winner confirm that his/her Instagram notification settings are set to “public”.
    2. Twitter® Giveaway Notifications: If a potential prize winner entered the Giveaway using Twitter®, such potential prize winner will be contacted via @reply on his/her tweet to the Twitter® Post. Potential prize winner must respond via direct message to the Sponsor’s Twitter® account within two (2) days of the message date by replying with specific personal information to include his/her first name, last name, physical address, city, state, zip, date of birth. It is highly recommended that each potential prize winner confirm his/her Twitter® notification settings are set to “public”.
    3. Facebook® Giveaway Notifications: If a potential prize winner entered the Giveaway using the Sponsor’s Facebook® page, such potential prize winner will be notified via a comment on his/her comment. Potential prize winner must respond to the post within two (2) days of the posting date by sending a private message to Sponsor via the Sponsor’s Facebook® page with specific personal information to include first name, last name, physical address, city, state, zip, date of birth. It is highly recommended that each potential prize winner confirm that their Facebook® notification settings are turned on.

    GENERAL: By participating, Entrants agree: [a] to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Sponsor, Independent Administrator, and Sponsor’s representative which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to the Sweepstakes, including without limitation the interpretation of these Official Rules; and [b] to release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Parties (as defined in the “LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY” section) from any and all injuries, liability, losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind including liability for personal injury or death resulting from their participation in the Sweepstakes or their acceptance, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize. Sponsor makes no warranty, representation or guarantee on any prize. Entries which contain false information, are incomplete, inaccurate or are otherwise forged, defective, or made outside authorized channels, shall be void. The Released Parties are not responsible and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible entries, or any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted. 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, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the 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 randomly draw a prize winner from those eligible entries received up to the cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension date. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY 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. Entry information becomes the property of Sponsor. All federal, state and local regulations apply.

    LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating, Entrants and prize winners agree to release, discharge, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Sponsor, Instagram, Twitter®, Facebook®, the Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, shareholders, 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 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 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 the 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 January 30, 2016 to “Wawa Festive Fridays Giveaway” (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 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.

    Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.

    Instagram is a trademark of Instagram.

    Twitter® is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.