Great American Beer Festival
Great American Beer Festival
 
 
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN,

A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. SPONSOR:Yard House USA, Inc., 1000 Darden Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32837 ("Sponsor"), whose decisions are final and binding as to all aspects of this sweepstakes.

2. ADMINISTRATOR:Ventura Associates Intl LLC, 494 Eighth Ave, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001 ("Administrator"), an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding with respect to the sweepstakes.

3. ELIGIBILITY:Great American Beer Festival Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of, and physically located within, the 49 United States (excluding Alaska) and the District of Columbia (collectively "Territory") who are 21 years or older at time of entry. Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, or their respective parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies; or the advertising, promotional or fulfillment agencies of any of them (individually and collectively, "Entities"); members of their households or immediate families (defined as parent, child, spouse, siblings and the spouses of each) are not eligible to participate. Participation constitutes 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. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Alaska and where prohibited. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on June 10, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), ends on July 14, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET ("Sweepstakes Entry Period"), and consists of five (5) weekly entry periods as set forth on chart below ("Weekly Entry Period"). All eligible entries receive during each Weekly Entry Period will automatically be entered into a Grand Prize drawing as described below in Section 8. Administrator's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

Weekly Entry Period

Start Date at 12:00 a.m. ET

End Date at 11:59 p.m. ET

Approximate Winner Selection Date for Weekly Prize

Week 1

June 10, 2019

June 16, 2019

June 18, 2019

Week 2

June 17, 2019

June 23, 2019

June 25, 2019

Week 3

June 24, 2019

June 30, 2019

July 2, 2019

Week 4

July 1, 2019

July 7, 2019

July 9, 2019

Week 5

July 8, 2019

July 14, 2019

July 16, 2019

5. HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Entry Period, visit www.yhbeertrip.com and follow the on-screen instructions to complete and submit the Sweepstakes entry form. Upon submitting the Sweepstakes entry form you will receive one (1) regular entry ("Regular Entry") into the applicable Weekly Entry Period prize drawing. Limit: one (1) Regular Entry per person per day during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.

Bonus Entries: After you have submitted a Regular Entry, you will be given an opportunity on the confirmation page to share the Sweepstakes via the following social media channels: Facebook and Twitter (each a "Social Media Channel"). To earn a bonus entry (i) you select any one of the Social Media Channel icons on the confirmation page, (ii) you post, when prompted, the pre-populated Sweepstakes message via your Social Media Channel account and (iii) when one of your friends enters the Sweepstakes via the unique Sweepstakes link in your shared message you will receive a bonus entry automatically (collectively referred herein as "Bonus Entry"). Bonus Entry must be received within a given Weekly Entry Period to be eligible for that Weekly random drawing. You may earn one Bonus Entry for each Social Medial Channel you share the Sweepstakes (up to two total), but you will not receive additional Bonus Entries for sharing multiple times on the same Social Media Channel. When you share the Sweepstakes on a Social Media Channel for a Bonus Entry, you must include the disclosure found in the pre-populated message that indicates you are sharing in connection with a Sweepstakes or other similar disclosure. During the Sweepstakes Entry Period, you agree and will disclose your relationship with Sponsor in any online posts you make which reference the Sponsor or any of its products or services by including the statement "I entered a sweepstakes sponsored by Yard House" or similar language in any such online posts. If you are selected as a winner, you will continue to disclose your relationship with the Sponsor in all online posts you make that reference the Sponsor or any of its products or services by including the statement "I received a prize from Yard House" or similar language in any such online posts.

Regular Entry and Bonus Entry will be referred as "Entry(ies)" from this point on. All eligible Entries receive will not roll over into subsequent Weekly Entry Period prize drawings, however, will automatically be entered into the Grand Prize drawing.

6. LIMITATIONS: Entry submission using macro, robotic, script, or other forms of automatic entry will be disqualified. Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple or different email addresses, identities, registrations or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified. If there is a dispute as to the identity of Entrant, or ownership of or rights to the Entry, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning Entry. The "authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the affected Entry will be deemed ineligible.

Neither the Entities, nor any of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives (individually and collectively, "Releasees") are responsible for Entries from persons residing, or physically located within or outside the Territory. Entries that are altered, delayed, deleted, destroyed, forged, fraudulent, improperly accessed, inaccurate, incomplete, interrupted, irregular in any way, late, lost, misrouted, multiple, non-delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized, unintelligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Rules; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider, or other connections, telephone or cell phone service availability or accessibility; miscommunications; failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure; failed phone, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures, technical errors or difficulties; telephone transmissions; technical failures; unauthorized human intervention; traffic congestion; garbled or jumbled transmissions; undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering; insufficient space in entrant's email account to receive email; or other errors of any kind, whether due to electronic, human, mechanical, printing, production or technical errors or other causes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the Releasees.

7. PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV"):
One (1) Grand Prize ("Grand Prize"):
A trip for winner and one (1) guest to Denver, CO for the Great American Beer Festival (the "Event") from October 4, 2019 – October 6, 2019. Trip consists of: [1] round-trip coach air transportation between a Sponsor-selected major metropolitan airport near winner's residence and a Sponsor-selected airport in or near the Event; [2] two (2) nights hotel accommodations (one standard room/dual occupancy, including room tax); [3] a dinner for two (2) at Yard House Downtown Denver (awarded as a $200 Yard House gift card); [4] two tickets to the Friday, 10/4 and Saturday, 10/5 GABF Sessions; and [5] $500 spending money for winner only. Guest must be 21 years or older as of the date of flight departure. If winner's residence is located within two hundred (200) miles of the Event, at Sponsor sole discretion ground transportation may be substituted in lieu of the air transportation. Flights and lodging are subject to availability, certain restrictions, blackout dates and Sponsor's approval. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely the winner's responsibility, including but not limited to: ground transportation, airline baggage surcharge fees, alcoholic beverages, taxes, food, gratuities and tips, insurance, laundry service, merchandise, parking, room service, service charges, souvenirs and telephone calls. Winner will be required to provide a major credit card upon hotel check-in and all in-room charges will be charged to his/her credit card. Winner and guest must follow all instructions and/or security procedures imposed during the trip including the Event terms and conditions, and any other applicable local laws. Airline carrier and hotel regulations and conditions apply. Winner must travel on dates determined by Sponsor/Administrator, or prize will be forfeited. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary. Guest will be required to execute and return a Release of Liability/Publicity prior to travel arrangement. Winner and guest are solely responsible for obtaining any and all necessary travel documents (valid photo I.D., etc.) before departure. Travel must be made through Sponsor's agent and Sponsor shall determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. Once the travel schedule has been arranged, it cannot be altered and failure of winner to follow such schedule shall not obligate Administrator or Sponsor in any way to provide the winner with alternate arrangements. Releasees are not responsible for airline cancellations or delays. If Event is not available due to poor weather conditions or any other reasons after winner embarks, the Sponsor's sole responsibility will be to award the remaining elements of the Grand Prize. Approximate retail value ("ARV") of Grand Prize: $4,000, which will vary depending upon points of departure and destination and seasonal fluctuation of hotel rates and airfares. If the actual value of Grand Prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded.

Fifty (50) Weekly Prizes ("Weekly Prizes"): Ten (10) Weekly Prizes awarded per week for five (5) weeks. Each Weekly Prize winner will receive a $50 Yard House Gift Card. Total ARV of Weekly Prizes: $2,500. All terms and conditions of the gift card apply.

Total ARV of all prizes: $6,500. Odds of winning a Weekly Prize depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the applicable Weekly Entry Period. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Limit one (1) Weekly Prize per household.

"Winner" shall hereafter refer to Grand Prize Winner and Weekly Prize Winners. "Prize" shall hereafter refer to Grand Prize and Weekly Prizes.

Any depiction of a Prize is for illustrative purposes only. Prize is not redeemable for cash or transferable, except it is transferable to a surviving spouse residing in the same household. No substitution allowed except, at Administrator's sole discretion, a Prize of equal or greater value may be substituted. Administrator will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or gift card. Usage of gift card is subject to the terms and conditions listed on the back of card. Prize elements may not be separated. Prizes cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Prizes will be awarded provided they are validly claimed by September 27, 2019 after which no alternate Winners will be selected, nor unclaimed Prizes awarded.

8. WINNER SELECTION:All potential Winners will be notified within two (2) business days after the applicable drawing date, via email, to confirm their mailing addresses ("Email Notification") as well as any additional required information or responses needed in order to fulfill the Prizes. Potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected at random on or about July 16, 2019 from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Potential Grand Prize Winner will be sent additional paperwork by email and/or overnight delivery service. At the sole discretion of the Administrator, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate Winner may result from any of the following: [1] a potential Winner's failure to respond to notification within five (5) business days after transmission; [2] the return of an Email Notification as undeliverable; [3] the return of any other notice or a Prize as undeliverable; [4] a potential Winner's failure to provide Administrator with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; [5] a potential Winner's failure to provide Administrator with satisfactory proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning Entry; [6] a potential Winner's failure to provide required additional information upon Administrator's request; [7] potential Grand Prize Winner's failure to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release within five (5) business days after its mailing/notification; [8] a potential Winner's failure to validly claim any Prize by September 27, 2019, and [9] any other non-compliance with Rules. Weekly Prize Winners will be sent their prize within 8 weeks of winner verification. In the event of a Prize forfeiture, the Administrator may, in its sole discretion, award or not award the forfeited Prize to an alternate Winner. All taxes are solely the responsibility of the Winners. Grand Prize Winner will be required to furnish his/her Social Security number to the Administrator and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the winner for the value of the prize.

9. PRIVACY POLICY/DATA COLLECTION: Winner or Entrant information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes may be shared with Administrator to execute the Sweepstakes, and Administrator will use such information in accordance with Sponsor's privacy policy. Except as otherwise contemplated in these Rules, and to the extent Entrants may otherwise elect at the time of Entry, information provided by you for this Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy located at: http://www.yardhouse.com/privacy-policy.

10. CONDITIONS: By entering this Sweepstakes and/or accepting any Prize you may win, you agree that: [1] you have all rights, permissions and consents necessary to grant the rights to Sponsor/Administrator as expressed herein; [2] you will abide by and be bound by the Rules and the Administrator's decisions and Privacy Policy; [3] the Entry becomes solely the Sponsor's property and will not be returned; [4] you release, indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees, Facebook, and Twitter from any and all liability for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation, death and bodily injury, resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of any prize; participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity or travel or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Sweepstakes information; [5] the Prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose); the Releasees do not make any representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, relating to the Sweepstakes or Prizes; [6] a Winner's acceptance of a Prize constitutes the grant to Sponsor and assigns of an unconditional and irrevocable right to use Winner's name, address (city and state only), voice, likeness, photograph, video, biographical and prize information and/or statements about the Sweepstakes for any programming, publicity, advertising and promotional purposes, worldwide, in perpetuity, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law; [7] in the event viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, Acts of God, acts or regulations of any governmental or supra-national authority, war, national emergency, accident, fire, riot, strikes, lock-outs, industrial disputes, acts of terrorism or other matters beyond the Administrator's reasonable control, corrupt, prevent or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes, so that it cannot be conducted as originally planned, except where prohibited by law, Administrator has the right, in its sole discretion, to modify the Rules or to cancel, modify, terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes; and in such event, to select Winners by such method as Administrator in its sole discretion shall consider equitable; [8] the Releasees are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to: errors in the advertising, Rules, selection and announcement of the Winners and distribution of the Prizes; [9] any portion of any Prize not accepted or used by a Winner will be forfeited; [10] the Releasees are not responsible for any inability of a Winner to accept or use the Prize (or any portion thereof) for any reason; [11] the Administrator has the right, at any time and at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it suspects to be doing any of the following: (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; (b) violating the Rules; (c) violating the terms of service, privacy policy or other terms, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any Sweepstakes property or service; (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person or (e) for any other good cause as determined solely by the Administrator; [12] Administrator has the right to lock out an entrant whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes; [13] since any attempt by any individual to damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of these Rules as well as criminal and civil laws, and should Administrator believe or become aware that such an attempt has been, is being, or will be made, it has the right to seek remedies and damages from any responsible individuals to the fullest extent permitted by law, including without limitation criminal prosecution; [14] all disputes, claims and causes of action at law or in equity (individually, "Claim") arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, the meaning or interpretation of the Rules or any Prize awarded shall be resolved by applying the laws of New York, without regard to conflict of laws provisions therein, and shall be solely and exclusively brought in the state or federal courts within that state; [15] all Claims shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; [16] all Claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event include attorneys' fees, and under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses and waives all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; [17] Administrator has the right to modify Prize award procedures at its sole discretion; [18] Winner's acceptance of the Grand Prize constitutes the grant of an unconditional and irrevocable right to Sponsor and assigns to photograph, film, or otherwise capture the fulfillment of the Prize ("Fulfillment Filming"), and Sponsor shall have the unconditional right to reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, stream, synchronize with visual material, modify, amend, create derivative works, and otherwise use and permit others to use these photographs and footage throughout the universe in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in all languages and in all versions, in perpetuity, without compensation, except where prohibited by law; [19] Sponsor's use of the Fulfillment Filming as described herein will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy, right to publicity, defamation or claims for performance or payment of any kind, including but not limited to payment of re-use fees, residuals or license fees; [20] Sponsor shall have the right to make such changes to the Fulfillment Filming and make such uses thereof as it deems necessary or desirable, including but not limited to the right to use, edit, and reproduce and/or alter said Fulfillment Filming in perpetuity, in its entirety or in part, for any commercial and promotional purposes worldwide without any consultation or additional permission, or compensation, credit or attribution, and [21] you are solely responsible for all fees incurred through your wireless phone service for text messages associated with participation in this Sweepstakes.

11. WINNERS' LIST: For a list of winners (available after October 2, 2019), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 2019 Great American Beer Festival Sweepstakes Winners, c/o Ventura Associates, Ref: WG, 494 Eighth Ave, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001.

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