Prefer Real Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The “We Prefer Real” sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Voortman Bakery (“Sponsor”). This Sweepstakes is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Instagram.
Sweepstakes open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) and the United States and/District of Colombia (excluding Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Puerto Rico), who have reached the age of majority in their province/territory/state of residence, all at the time of entry, who have Internet access and a valid Instagram account. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws and void in Quebec, Arizona, Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska, North Dakota, Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.
Sweepstakes will run monthly from June 2018 to December 2018. Sponsor reserves the right to extend, shorten or cancel the Sweepstakes at their sole discretion. Individual Sweepstakes Periods (“Sweepstakes Period”) are as follows:
Coconut: Starts Wednesday, June 20th at 12pm EST – ends Saturday, July 14th at 12pm EST
S’mores: Starts Monday, July 16th at 12pm EST – ends Sunday, August 12th at 12pm EST
Chocolate Chip: Starts Monday, August 13th at 12pm EST – ends Tuesday, September 4th at 12pm EST
Apple Crips: Starts Wednesday, September 5th at 12pm EST – ends Sunday, October 21st at 12pm EST
Pumpkin Spice: Starts Monday, October 22nd at 12pm EST – ends Saturday, November 3rd at 12pm EST
Sugar Free Vanilla: Starts Monday, November 5th at 12pm EST – ends Monday, December 10th at 12pm EST
Assorted Festive: Starts Tuesday, December 11th at 12pm EST – ends Monday, December 31st at 12pm EST
HOW TO ENTER
You can enter the Sweepstakes through the Sponsor Instagram page. During the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will post on its Instagram page (https://www.instagram.com/voortman_cookies) a post related to the Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes Post”). Entrants must FOLLOW the Voortman Instagram page and LIKE the contest post to participate in the Sweepstakes. The entrant will then receive one (1) entry into the drawing. You may enter once during each Sweepstakes Period.
The Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, elect to use, in whole or in part, any submission materials submitted into this Sweepstakes for its own future advertising and/or promotional activities, without notice or compensation. Entrant submitting such materials forfeits any further copyright or similar rights or claims to same. Submission materials may include, but are not limited to, photos, essays, videos, compilations, etc. as applicable. Each entrant warrants to the Sponsor that their submission materials do not contravene or infringe on anyone else’s copyright or other intellectual property. Submission materials must not:
- contain defamatory words/statements (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group);
- threaten or disparage any person, place, business, or group, including those associated with the Sponsor;
- invade the privacy or other rights of any person, firm, or entity;
- contain/reference material that is in any way unlawful, in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, provincial or municipal laws and regulations where the submission is created;
- contain/reference material that is inappropriate, indecent (including but not limited to nudity or pornography), profane, obscene, hateful, tortuous, slanderous or libelous; and
- contain/reference any persons or organizations without their prior express written permission (collectively the “Submission Requirement”).
Where applicable, the submission materials must be created in a safe and lawful manner. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (a) remove any submission materials which are deemed inappropriate according to the Sponsor and (b) disqualify any individual who is found: (i) to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; (ii) to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (iii) to be acting in an un-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner; (iv) to be in violation of any of the Submission Requirement specified above; or (iv) to be engaging in any other offensive conduct that jeopardizes the integrity and/or administration of the Sweepstakes, which shall be determined at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
All eligible entries received during each Sweepstakes Period will gathered into a database at the end of each Sweepstakes Period. Three (3) potential monthly winners will be chosen at random on or before:
Coconut: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
S’mores: Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Chocolate Chip: Friday, September 7th, 2018
Apple Crips: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Pumpkin Spice: Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
Sugar Free Vanilla: Friday, December 14th, 2018
Assorted Festive: Friday, January 4th, 2019
Each entrant is responsible for monitoring the Voortman Bakery Instagram page for prize notification. If a potential winner is a Canadian (excluding Quebec) resident, he/she must also correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question to be administered via private message on Instagram. If potential winners do not contact the Sponsor within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, or in the case of a Canadian potential prize winner, failed to correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, and a Release and Prize Acceptance Form, and in the case of a U.S. potential winner, a IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these Official Rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received. The odds of winning a prize are solely dependent on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
There are three (3) prizes available to be won during each Sweepstakes period between Canada
(excluding Quebec) and United States and the District of Colombia (excluding Arizona, Colorado,
Maryland, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Puerto Rico), each prize consisting of one (1) gift box containing
six (6) packages of Voortman Cookies, as selected by the Sponsor (the “Prize”).
The prizes will be shipped within one (1) calendar month of each draw date. The maximum value of each prize is CAD$25.00 Sponsor will pay for shipping. No responsibility is assumed by the Sponsor for any postal mail or delivery return as undeliverable without a forwarding address. No responsibility is assumed by the Sponsor after it has been shipped.
Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ANY TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute and/or modify any prize with (a) prize(s) of equal or greater value for any reason. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweepstakes, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE INSTAGRAM PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY GRAND PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE GRAND PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.
By participating, each prize winner grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law.
Unless prohibited by law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and the Sponsor regarding the Sweepstakes shall be governed by the laws of the province of Ontario. All entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the province of Ontario and agree that the Ontario courts shall have sole jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes and hereby waive the jurisdiction of any other court that now or in the future could be considered competent for any reason. The venue shall only be within the province of Ontario.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
This sweepstakes is sponsored by:
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Any questions regarding this Sweepstakes should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “We Prefer Real Sweepstakes”.