Taste of Wawa Rules

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“Taste of Wawa Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) OFFICIAL RULES


DATES OF SWEEPSTAKES: The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 20, 2017 and ends at 9:00 a.m. ET on December 7, 2017 (“Sweepstakes Period”). 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 Florida who are eighteen (18) 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 Sweepstakes agencies, consultants, agents, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to The Archer Group and National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (each, an “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 Florida and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law. Participation in this Sweepstakes 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 PARTICIPATE: Visit https://www.wawa.com/about#taste-of-wawa (the “Website”) during the Sweepstakes Period and complete the online entry form (the “Submission Entry Form”) in its entirety to include first name, last name, e-mail address, street address, city, state, zip and date of birth. Then, Entrant must provide a short answer to the question (“what does Wawa mean to you?”) in 1,000 characters or less, select the Taste of Wawa Event he/she would like to attend and check the boxes to indicate acceptance to the terms and conditions listed in these Official Rules and that he/she is age eighteen (18) or older. Then, click the “Submit” button to receive one (1) Submission into the respective drawing. Each eligible, fully completed and submitted Submission Entry Form shall be deemed a “Submission”. A Submission must be submitted by 9:00 a.m. ET on December 7, 2017, in order to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Any Submission that exceeds 1,000 characters will be disqualified. Any Entrant who does not complete the Submission Entry Form in its entirety for any reason, select the Taste of Wawa Event, click the box to agree to the Official Rules and confirmation of age, or click the “Submit” button will not receive a Submission, and therefore will not be considered eligible to win a Prize (defined in the “PRIZES” section of these Official Rules).

There is a limit of one (1) Submission per Entrant per drawing for the Sweepstakes.

SUBMISSION RESTRICTIONS: Any Submission that violates these Official Rules will be disqualified and will not be eligible to win. The Submission must be an original work created by the Entrant and cannot have previously won a contest or other promotion of the Sponsor or any other third-party. Submission must not have been previously published, must not be awaiting publication, nor may it be submitted for publication consideration during the Sweepstakes Period. Entrant’s Submission cannot infringe on the intellectual property, privacy, publicity rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third-party. A Submission must be in English and must NOT include the brand name of any ingredient or product, or the trademark of any entity, other than Wawa. 

Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Submissions allowed for this Sweepstakes by using multiple/different identities, and/or any other methods will void that Entrant’s Submissions and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an Entrant’s Submission, the Submission will be assigned to the authorized account holder of the email address submitted on the Submission Entry Form (the “Authorized Account Holder”). The Authorized Account Holder is the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (i.e. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Potential Prize Winners (defined in the “WINNING/NOTIFICATION” section of these Official Rules) may be required to show proof of being the Authorized Account Holder. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced Submissions are permitted. Late Submissions or Submissions sent via any other method will not be accepted. All Submissions shall become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

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 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, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or publicity right), 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 of these Official Rules) 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, including, but not limited to: theft; destruction; 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 may be reviewed and approved by the Sponsor before being posted to any website or social media site. By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees that his/her Submission may be shared on social media sites or other website by the Sponsor.

By submitting a Submission, 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 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 Entrant consents to have his/her Submission made available for public viewing and/or comment on the Internet.

Submissions must be truthful in all respects. Entrant further agrees and warrants that he/she shall not submit any Submission that is known by the Entrant to: (a) be false, inaccurate, or misleading; (b) infringe on any third-party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or any other proprietary rights, rights of publicity, or privacy rights; (c) violate 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) be or that reasonably could be considered defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially or religiously biased or offensive, threatening or harassing to any individual, partnership, corporation, or other entity. 

NON-QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS: Submissions (a) containing generally 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; (c) containing 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) that 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 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. 

WINNING/NOTIFICATION: There are two (2) drawings for this Sweepstakes; i) one drawing for the Taste of Wawa Event on December 12, 2017, and ii) one drawing for the Taste of Wawa Event on December 13, 2017. On or about December 8, 2017, one hundred (100) prize winners (each, a “Prize Winner”) will be selected for each drawing among all eligible Submissions received for each respective drawing during the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawings will be conducted under the supervision of a Sponsor representative whose decisions are based upon his/her sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules, and are final and binding in all respects. Odds of being selected as a Prize Winner per drawing are dependent upon the total number of Submissions received for each respective drawing during the Sweepstakes Period.

NOTIFICATIONS/CLAIMS: Each potential Prize Winner will be notified via the email address provided on the Prize Winner’s Submission Entry Form (each, a “Notification” and collectively, the “Notifications”). The potential Prize Winner must respond within two (2) days of the Notification to confirm acceptance of the Prize. In the event the Sponsor cannot reach a potential Prize Winner via the Notification, a potential 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 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 not be selected. Each 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, trade, and publicity, without compensation, unless prohibited by law.


Taste of Wawa Event on December 12, 2017: One hundred (100) prizes of an invitation to attend the Taste of Wawa Event on December 12, 2017 at Store #5276, (located at 6787 Wilson Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210) will be awarded.

Taste of Wawa Event on December 13, 2017: One hundred (100) prizes of an invitation to attend the Taste of Wawa Event on December 13, 2017 at Store #5263, (located at 678 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073) will be awarded.

Each Prize will consist of one invitation to the Taste of Wawa Event (the “Prize”). Each Prize is for promotional purposes only and does not have a value. Travel expenses are not included in the Prize. Each Prize Winner is solely responsible for all transportation, parking, accommodations, meals and beverages, incidental expenses and gratuities while attending the Taste of Wawa Event. Any Prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Each Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. 

There is a limit of one (1) Prize per Entrant per drawing. No transfer, substitution, or cash redemption of Prizes is permitted. 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, relating to or arising from receipt, possession, acceptance or use of any Prize. No more than the number of Prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded.

GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION: By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants and Prize Winners [a] release each and all of the Released Parties (defined in the “NO LIABILITY” section of these Official Rules), 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 any Prize 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 and/or an 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 who Sponsor believes has violated these Official Rules. Winning a Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use Prize Winner’s name, address (city & state), biographical information, voice and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity, without 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, nor for Submissions that are not received as a result of 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 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 if Sponsor determines that Entrant is 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 human 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 reserves the right to conduct the random drawings from any eligible Submissions received up to the cancellation, modification, termination, or suspension date. Notification of any such action will be provided on the Website. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or reject any incomplete, inaccurate, or false Submission. 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.

NO LIABILITY: By participating, Entrants and Prize Winners agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, 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 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 Sweepstakes-related activity; or participation in this Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: Each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any Prize awarded from the Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by an appropriate court located in the state of 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 the state 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.

ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected from an Entrant is subject to Wawa’s privacy policy, located at https://www.wawa.com/privacy.

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 5, 2018, to “Taste of Wawa 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 the Website during the Sweepstakes Period.

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

This Sweepstakes shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.

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