VIGO FOODS SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including D.C.), 18 years of age and older. The Vigo Foods Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 A.M. EST on 10/24/18 and ends at 11:59 P.M. EST on 12/16/18. Void where prohibited. For Official Rules, visit https://izea.com/vigo-foods-sweepstakes-official-rules/. Sponsor: Vigo Importing Company, 4701 W. COMANCHE AVENUE
TAMPA, FL 33614-5431
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PLEASE REVIEW THESE OFFICIAL RULES (THE “RULES”) OF THE VIGO FOODS SWEEPSTAKES (THE “SWEEPSTAKES”) BEFORE ENTERING.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS AND AN INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, PINTEREST OR TWITTER ACCOUNT IS REQUIRED AND NORMAL INTERNET ACCESS AND DEVICE USAGE CHARGES IMPOSED BY ENTRANTS’ ONLINE SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY DATA COSTS, MAY APPLY.  THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  ENTRY TO THE SWEEPSTAKES IS FREE AND NO PAYMENT OR PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. ONLY ONE (1) ENTRY (AS DEFINED BELOW) PER ENTRANT IS PERMITTED, REGARDLESS OF METHOD. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED. 

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS OFFERED BY VIGO FOODS AS PARTICIPATING SPONSOR (“SPONSOR”) AND IS ADMINISTERED BY IZEA WORLDWIDE, INC. (THE “ADMINISTRATOR”) AND THE SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS CHOSEN TO POST THE SWEEPSTAKES AND TO RANDOMLY SELECT THE WINNERS (THE “INFLUENCERS”).

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT INDICATES THEIR FULL AND UNCONDITIONAL AGREEMENT TO, AND ACCEPTANCE OF (A) THESE RULES AND (B) THE SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES’ DECISIONS, WHICH ARE FINAL AND BINDING.  WINNING A PRIZE IS CONTINGENT UPON FULFILLING ALL REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH HEREIN.  WINNERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TAXES AND FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE PRIZE.  WINNERS AGREE THAT NO ALTERNATIVE PRIZE, CASH EQUIVALENT, OR OTHER SUBSTITUTION WILL BE PROVIDED, EXCEPT AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES.

THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, PINTEREST OR TWITTER.  INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, PINTEREST AND TWITTER ARE HEREBY COMPLETELY RELEASED OF ALL LIABILITY BY EACH ENTRANT IN THIS CONTEST.  ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE CONTEST MUST BE DIRECTED TO THE ADMINISTRATOR AND NOT TO INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK, PINTEREST OR TWITTER.

1. Sweepstakes Timing.  The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on October 24, 2018 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on December 16, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Entries made after the end date will not be acknowledged. The Administrator’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right to shorten or extend the Sweepstakes Period at its sole discretion.

2. Eligibility:

a. No purchase is necessary to enter or claim prize.

b. The Vigo Foods Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to anyone (an “Entrant”) who, at the date of entry, (i) is a legal U.S. resident, and (ii) is at least eighteen (18) years of age.  The Administrator, the Sponsor, the Influencer(s), and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, advertising agencies, employees, and the immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children and spouse, regardless of where they live) and persons living in the same household as such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate.

c. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations.

d. The Sweepstakes Parties reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sweepstakes Parties – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification):

i. for the purpose of verifying an individual’s eligibility to participate in this Sweepstakes;

ii. for the purpose of verifying the eligibility and/or legitimacy of any Entry; and/or

iii. for any other reason the Sweepstakes Parties deem necessary, in their sole and absolute discretion, for the purposes of administering this Sweepstakes in accordance with the letter and spirit of these Rules.

Failure to provide such proof to the complete satisfaction of the Sweepstakes Parties within the timeline specified may result in disqualification.

e. Participation constitutes the Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

f. Winning a prize is contingent upon the Entrant fulfilling all requirements of these Official Rules.

g. The Released Parties (as defined in Rule 8.a.1.) will not be responsible for illegible, incomplete, lost, misdirected or late Entries, all of which will be void. Use (or attempted use) of any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Sweepstakes is prohibited and is grounds for disqualification by the Sweepstakes Parties.

3. Participating Blogs: Twelve (12) participating Influencers will each create a blog post detailing a recipe they made using Vigo Foods (the “Blog Post(s)”) and will share the Blog Post to their social media account to announce the Sweepstakes.   

4. How To Enter:

During the Sweepstakes Period, each Entrant will post a comment in response to a Blog Post (or will enter the Contest via the Rafflecopter widget, if supplied by the Influencer in the Blog Post) and pursuant to the Official Rules (the “Entry(ies)”).  Entries submitted in any other manner and format other than what is outlined herein will not be accepted. 

To enter, the Sweepstakes Entrants must do the following:

a. Have a valid Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook account (an “Account”) that is open to the public.  If Entrant does not have an Account, they can visit www.instagram.com, www.twitter.com, www.pinterest.com or www.facebook.com and register for free in accordance with the enrollment instructions for an Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook account;

b. During the Contest Period, using their Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook account, the Entrant will post a comment in response to one of the Contest announcement posts (the “Contest Post(s)”) on the Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook Channel of one of the Influencers.

c. Each Entry must contain #sweepstakes in order to be eligible.

d. Entries submitted in any other manner or format other than what is outlined herein will not be accepted.

e. Entrant must agree to be contacted by the Contest Parties.

f. Entries that: (i) arrive after the end of the Sweepstakes Period, (ii) are incomplete, or (iii) otherwise do not adhere to these Rules may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Sweepstakes Parties.

g. Additional Requirements.  In addition to the guidelines above, each Entry must comply with all of the following requirements:

i. It must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations of any state where the Entry is created;

ii. It must not contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service, or any brand names or trademarks other than those owned by Sponsor, which Entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate in their Entry in this Sweepstakes;

iii. It must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including, but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.  For greater certainty, the Entry must not contain trademarks, logos, or trade dress owned by anyone other than the Sponsor, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without express, written, prior permission of the trademark or brand owner;

iv. It must not contain material that is false, inaccurate, misleading, inappropriate, threatening, harassing, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, or libelous.  It must not disparage any of the Sweepstakes Parties, the Sponsor’s products or services, other companies or their products or services, or any other person.  It must not instigate others to commit illegal activities or violate human rights;

v. It must be in “good taste” and in keeping with the Sponsor’s brand image and must not be explicit, offensive, obscene, or profane, and must not be derogatory toward any ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, profession, or age group, or promote any activities that may be unsafe or dangerous, as determined by any of the Sweepstakes Parties, in their sole and absolute discretion;

vi. It must not contain any viruses, worms, or other interfering computer programming;

vii. It must comply with the applicable Instagram Terms of Use (http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms), Twitter Terms of Service (https://twitter.com/en/tos), Pinterest Terms of Service (https://policy.pinterest.com/en/terms-of-service), or Facebook Terms of Service (http://www.facebook.com/legal/terms); and

viii. Entrant should avoid featuring any individuals other than themselves in the Entry.  If Entrant includes their own child(ren) (the “Minor(s)”) in the Entry, then, as the Minor(s)’ parent/legal guardian, Entrant agrees to the use of the Minor’s name, voice or physical likeness in the Entry in association with this Sweepstakes, and that the consideration of the publicity that the Minor may enjoy shall be deemed sufficient for these Sweepstakes Rules.

h. ANY ENTRY DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE, UNSUITABLE OR FALSE IN ANY OF THE SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES’ DISCRETION, WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.DISQUALIFICATION OF AN ENTRY CAN OCCUR AT ANY TIME THROUGHOUT THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING AFTER A POTENTIAL WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED.

5. LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON/ACCOUNT DURING THE SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD, REGARDLESS OF METHOD OF ENTRY. Each Entrant will receive one (1) Entry in the Sweepstakes when they post their Entry as described herein and in accordance with these Rules.  For greater certainty and the avoidance of any doubt, an Entrant can only use one (1) account to participate in the Sweepstakes. If it is discovered that an Entrant submitted more than one Entry during the Sweepstakes Period, only the first Entry will be considered.  Use of any automated system to submit an Entry is prohibited and will result in disqualification.  An Entry may only be submitted by a single registered Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook user; group submissions are not permissible.  Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same account or email address. Only one Entry will be counted, regardless of method of entry (whether by commenting on the blog post or via a social media platform).

6. Prizes:

a. There are twelve (12) prizes (each a “Prize”) available to be won.  Each Prize consists of a Vigo Foods Gift Box with a total approximate retail value of $50.00.  All federal, state, and local taxes, and all other expenses not expressly listed above are the sole responsibility of the winner.

b. Each Prize is nontransferable and may not be substituted or redeemed for cash by the winner. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize for one of equal or greater value.

c. The Sweepstakes Parties do not make, nor in any manner are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any of the Prizes including, but not limited to, their quality, merchantability, fitness for purpose or mechanical condition.

d. The Prizes are not transferable or assignable and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions in cash or otherwise, except at the Sweepstakes Parties’ sole discretion.

e. The Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible if any factors beyond their reasonable control prevent a Prize from being fulfilled.  Prizes will only be released to the verified Winners. Return of any Prize or Prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate eligible Winner.

f. Limit: one (1) Prize per household.

7. Winner Selection through Random Drawings; Notification of Winners:

a. After the Sweepstakes Period is complete, each of the Influencers will randomly select one (1) potential winning Entry in a random drawing of all eligible Entries posted via comment to the Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram post made by the Influencer.  Each non-winning Entry will remain in the pool until it either becomes a winning Entry, or until the end of the Sweepstakes, whichever comes first.

b. Before being declared a Winner, the selected Entrants will be contacted by the Influencers via email or direct or private message (“DM”) and notified that they are eligible to win.  The selected Entrants must reply by the method contacted within one (1) business day of notification confirming their eligibility to win.

c. Prospective Winners will be required to provide a physical address to which the Prize will be sent, and to sign and return to Sponsor any requested affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release sent to them within fourteen (14) days of the date of winning notification.  Otherwise the prize will be forfeited, and a new winner will be randomly selected.

d. If: (i) a selected Entrant cannot be contacted by email or DM within one (1) calendar day of selection; or (ii) there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then that Entry will be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited.  The Sweepstakes Parties reserve the right to select alternate Entries from among the remaining eligible Entries. 

e. The decisions of the Sweepstakes Parties are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. 

8. Release:

a. By participating in the Sweepstakes, the Entrant:

i. releases the Sweepstakes Parties, their advertising and promotional agencies, the parent companies and affiliates of the foregoing and all of their respective directors, officers, owners, partners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability in connection with this Sweepstakes and the Entrant’s participation therein including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy and/or the awarding, use and/or misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof.

b. The Released Parties do not make any warranty, guarantee or representation, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any part of this Sweepstakes, nor in any manner are responsible or liable for:

i. any late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete or incompatible Entries (all of which are void).  An Entry may be rejected if, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sweepstakes Parties the Entry is not in compliance with these Rules;

ii. any warranty, guarantee or representation, expressed or implied, in fact or in law relative to any Prize, including but not limited to its quality, merchantability, fitness for purpose or mechanical condition; or

iii. injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, use and/or misuse of any Prize, or otherwise from participation in this Sweepstakes.

9. Limitations of Liability.  Without limiting the limitations of liability set forth elsewhere in these Rules, and for greater certainty, the Released Parties will not be liable for:

a. any incomplete or inaccurate information, whether caused by Sweepstakes Parties, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook users, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the capturing and/or processing of Entries;

b. the theft, loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries;

c. any problems with, or technical malfunctions of, telephone networks or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, devices, software, viruses or bugs;

d. any failure of any email to be received by or from Influencer and/or Entry to be captured or recorded for any reason including, but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof;

e. damage to an Entrant’s or other person’s system occasioned by participation or downloading of materials in this Sweepstakes;

f. any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to errors in advertising, these Rules, the selection and/or announcement of eligible Winner(s), and/or the distribution of any Prize(s); and

g. any combination of the above.

10. Personal Information:

a. By entering this Sweepstakes, each Entrant consents to the collection, reasonable use and disclosure of his or her personal information for the purposes of administering the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, for the purpose of receiving one or more messages, whether electronic or not, from a Sweepstakes Party or its designated representative, which may provide Entrants with information regarding the Sweepstakes, or otherwise furthering the administration of the Sweepstakes.  Each Entrant will be deemed to have consented to receipt of these messages from the Sweepstakes Parties by virtue of entering the Sweepstakes.  Verified winners will also have personal information, including postal address, shared with the Influencer and Sponsor for the purpose of fulfilling the Prize.

b. By accepting a Prize, each of the Winners agrees to participate in all reasonable media publicity relating to the Prize prior to and after the Prize has been collected.  This includes being featured in social media content and promotions.  Winners consent to the collection, reasonable use and disclosure to the public of their name, Entry and photographs or other likenesses for publicity purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes, in any media or format including, but not limited to the Internet, without further notice, permission or compensation. Personal information will not otherwise be used or disclosed without consent. This section does not limit any other consent(s) that an Entrant may provide any of the Sweepstakes Parties in relation to the collection, use and/or disclosure of his or her personal information.

11. Intellectual Property: By submitting an Entry into the Sweepstakes, the Entrant represents and warrants that the Entry submitted is truthful, original to the Entrant, and all right, title, and interest (including copyright) thereto is owned and/or controlled by the Entrant to the full extent necessary to enable the Sweepstakes Parties to use the Entry as contemplated herein; and that the Entry does not infringe upon the intellectual property or other statutory or common law rights of any third party.

12. Right to Terminate, Suspend or Amend:The Sweepstakes Parties reserve the right to terminate, suspend, or amend this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without prior notice.

13. Disputes; Governing Law: The Entrants waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Rules, including, without limitation, the Sweepstakes itself.  Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Rules and/or the Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Orange County, Florida. THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES.  For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in the Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Rules and/or the Sweepstakes, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in or closest to Orange County, Florida. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.

14. Miscellaneous:

a. All decisions of the Sweepstakes Parties are final and binding without right of appeal in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.

b. The Released Parties will not be responsible for Entries that are illegible, incomplete, lost, misdirected, affected by technical failures or errors, or late Entries, which will be void.

c. All Entries become the property of the Sweepstakes Parties and will not be acknowledged or returned. No correspondence will be entered into except with the selected Entrants, as deemed necessary by the Sweepstakes Parties.

d. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook account submitted at the time of entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the email. Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook account by Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook or email service provider.

e. A potential Winner may be required to provide Contest Parties with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the account associated with the Entry, including, without limitation, government issued photo identification.

f. The Sweepstakes Parties reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify from this Sweepstakes and any future Sweepstakes or other promotion conducted by any of the Sweepstakes Parties, any individual that they find or believe:

i. to be not in compliance with these Rules;

ii. to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; or

iii. to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

g. Subject only to applicable law and any required regulatory approval, the Sweepstakes Parties reserve the right and without prior notice, to adjust any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Rules, to the extent necessary, for purposes of verifying compliance by any Entrant or Entry with these Rules, or as a result of any technical or other problems, or in light of any other circumstances which, in the opinion of the Sweepstakes Parties, affects the proper administration of the Sweepstakes as contemplated in these Rules.

h. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, the terms and conditions of these Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

i. List of Official Winners.  A list of official Winners will be made available upon request after thirty (30) days from the end of the Sweepstakes.  Requests for the winner selected by an Influencer may be directed to the respective Influencer for the Sweepstakes.