Dunkin’ Donuts National Coffee Day Sweepstakes

Official Rules 2017

 

1.         NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHEREVER PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR ADMINISTERED BY FACEBOOK.

 

2.         Eligibility/Participation: The Dunkin’ Donuts National Coffee Day Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal U.S. residents currently residing in one (1) of the following Virginia cities: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Chesterfield, Palmyra, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, Richmond, Roanoke, Ruckersville, Staunton, or Suffolk who are eighteen (18) years of age or older or the age of majority in their state of residence, as of the date of their participation and entry. Franchisees and employees, directors and officers of Dunkin’ Brands Inc. (“Sponsor”), Davis Ad Agency (“Administrator”), and any of their respective affiliates, franchisees, parents, subsidiary companies, and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”), and members of the immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or those living in the same household, of any of the foregoing are not eligible. Void where prohibited, or otherwise restricted by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree that: (1) you have read and understand the Official Rules; (2) you meet the Sweepstakes eligibility requirements as explained in the Official Rules; (3) you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, to Sponsor's Conditions of Use, Legal Notices and Privacy Policy as published at http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/help/privacypolicy.html; and (4) you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, whose decisions shall be final and binding in all respects.

 

3.         Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on 09/29/17 and ends at 4:59:59 pm ET on 09/29/17 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Throughout the Sweepstakes Period, there will be eight (8) separate entry periods (each an “Entry Period”), as detailed in the Entry Period Chart at the bottom of Section 4 below.

 

 

4.         How To Enter: All entries must be in compliance with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Submission Guidelines (“Submission Guidelines”) detailed below.  Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of delivery or entry during the Sweepstakes Period.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or account.  Incomplete entries, entries by script, macro or other automated means, or entries that do not fully comply with these Official Rules, including without limitation, the Submission Guidelines, or which subvert the entry process, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will not be eligible.  All entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible.  The computer clock of the administrator is the official timekeeping device.

A Facebook account is required for this method of entry. If you don’t already have a Facebook account, visit www.Facebook.com to create one. Please note that you must comply with the Facebook terms and conditions and privacy policy in order to create such an account. It is free to create an account. To enter, during the Sweepstakes Period, visit the Dunkin’ Donuts Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DunkinDonutsUS/). Once at the Dunkin’ Donuts US Facebook page (the “Promotion Site”) during the Sweepstakes Period, you must post on the Sponsor-specified Sweepstakes post about National  Coffee Day (which will be pinned to the top of the feed during the Sweepstakes Period), with your answer and include with the hashtag #sweepstakes (hereinafter an “Entry”). There is a limit of one (1) entry per person, throughout the Sweepstakes Period. All non-winning entries will carry forward into subsequent entry periods.

Sponsor need not inform you if you have earned an Entry or not. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address or social media account. Incomplete Entries, Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means, Entries that do not fully comply with these Official Rules, including, without limitation the submission guidelines (“Submission Guidelines”) detailed below, or Entries which subvert the entry process, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will not be eligible. Proof of submission of comment does not constitute proof of delivery or Entry during the Sweepstakes Period. Entries received from any person, regardless of email address used, in excess of the above stated limitation, will be void. All Entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible. If an entrant submits their Entry via SMS from a wireless phone, the entrant’s wireless service provider may charge the entrant for each text message sent. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans. Message and data rates may apply. The computer clock of the Webmaster hosting the Sweepstakes is the official timekeeping device. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned, and Sponsor will not verify receipt of Entries. Using the above referenced hashtag in your comment constitutes your consent to these official rules. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor, and not to Facebook.

 

Entry Period

 

Entry Periods Date and Time(s)

1

09:00:00 AM ET on 9/29/17

To

09:59:59 AM ET on 9/29/17

2

10:00:00 AM ET on 9/29/1

To

10:59:59 AM ET on 9/29/17

3

11:00:00 AM ET on 9/29/17

To

11:59:59 AM ET on 9/29/17

4

12:00:00 PM ET on 9/29/17

To

12:59:59 PM ET on 9/29/17

5

01:00:00 PM ET on 9/29/17

To

01:59:59 PM ET on 9/29/17

6

02:00:00 PM ET on 9/29/17

To

02:59:59 PM ET on 9/29/17

7

03:00:00 PM ET on 9/29/17

To

03:59:59 PM ET on 9/29/17

8

04:00:00 PM ET on 9/29/17

To

04:59:59 PM ET on 9/29/17

 

 

5.         Submission Guidelines: Each entry that is submitted to this Sweepstakes must comply with the following Submission Guidelines to be eligible. Any entry that, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, violates these Official Rules or the Submission Guidelines below will be disqualified and/or will not be eligible to win a prize.

 

The Entry MUST, in the sole discretion of Sponsor:

·         Be written in English;

 

The Entry must NOT, in the sole discretion of Sponsor:

·         Contain material that violates or infringes upon another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, trademark or copyright infringement), without permission;

·         Disparage Sponsor or its products or services, Sponsor’s competitors or their products or services, or any other person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes;

·         Contain company names, product names, brand names or trademarks other than those owned by Sponsor, which participant has a limited license to use for this Sweepstakes;

·         Contain the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any celebrities and/or other public or private figure, living or dead, without permission;

·         Contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, profane, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, controversial or libelous;

·         Contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;

·         Contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to applicable laws or regulations; and/or

·         Contain material in which the Released Parties do not wish to associate themselves with, in their sole discretion.

 

6.         Prize Drawing/Prizes/Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): On or about one (1) business day after the Sweepstakes Period has ended, Administrator, an independent judging agency, shall perform a Prize Drawing, from among all eligible Entries received throughout each applicable Entry Period, in order to select one (1) potential prize (“Prize”) winner, per Entry Period. There will be eight (8) Prize winners total. Once confirmed, as detailed below, each Prize winner will receive Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for one (1) year, which will be awarded in the form of Dunkin’ Donuts e-gift cards totaling five hundred and ninety-eight dollars ($598) [based on five (5) coffees per week totaling eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per week for fifty-two (52) weeks]. The total ARV of all Prizes available to be awarded in this Sweepstakes is four thousand seven hundred and eighty-four dollars ($4,784). In the event there are no eligible Entries for any Prize Drawing, Sponsor retains the right to not award such Entry Period’s Prize. The decisions of Administrator and Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning a Prize are dependent upon the total number of eligible Entries received during the applicable Entry Period. There is a limit of one (1) Prize per person, throughout the entire Sweepstakes Period.  In no event will Sponsor be responsible for awarding more than the stated number of Prizes herein. Prize conditions may be added or modified by companies providing those portions of the Prize. The Prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for any Prize, in whole or in part, will be permitted, except at Sponsor's sole discretion due to Prize unavailability for any reason, and only then for a Prize of greater or equal value determined by Sponsor shall be allowed.

 

7.         Prize Winner Notification/Verification: The potential prize winners must comply with these Official Rules as published in order to be confirmed as an official winner and accept their prize. Sponsor and/or Administrator will not accept any screen shots or other proof of time of entry in lieu of their verification process, and all decisions of Sponsor/Administrator are final and binding. On or about one (1) business day after the Sweepstakes Period has ended, Sponsor or Administrator will notify the potential prize winners via a comment to the comment on the Dunkin’ Donuts Facebook Timeline page. Upon notification or notification attempt, the potential winners will be required to respond to such comment by providing their email address to the commenter, and then, in later email correspondences, accepting the prize and providing his/her physical and/or email address (as requested), within two (2) calendar days of such notification or notification attempt, or the prize will be forfeited, and an alternate potential prize winner will be selected and notified. Sponsor will attempt to contact the potential prize winner(s) two (2) times during a two (2) calendar day period. If in any instance, notification attempt(s) for the potential prize winner fail for any reason, or if the potential prize winner is found to have not complied with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential prize winner will be selected from among remaining eligible entries, if any.

 

8.         General Terms/Limitation of Liability:  Noncompliance with any of these Official Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late, lost, jumbled or incorrect Entries, whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or other services, providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website (including Facebook), including, without limitation, any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error(s) in administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the selection/announcement of the Prize winner. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted where Sponsor deems fit and the Prize will be awarded via random drawing from among all eligible Entries received up until the time of termination, or in a manner that is fair and equitable as determined by Sponsor. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated comments are permitted. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they suspect or find: (i) to have used a software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online Entry; (ii) to have tampered with the participation process or the operation of this Sweepstakes; (iii) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; (iv) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (v) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Entrants agree that the Released Parties, (a) shall not be responsible or liable for, and hereby release the Released Parties from, any claims, losses, damages or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use/misuse or inability to use of Prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The Released Parties shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors; (2) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Released Parties; or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Released Parties. Failure of Sponsor to enforce any provision herein shall not be deemed a waiver of such. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND PARTICIPANTS HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTRANT OR WINNER FOR DAMAGES THAT EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE TO BE AWARDED TO THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. In the event that a court, or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, shall hold any of the provisions of these Official Rules to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.

9.         Governing Law/Venue: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF. ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION

 

 

10.       Request for the Name of Winners and/or Official Rules:  For the names of the prize winners, available after the Sweepstakes Period has ended, and/or Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be received by 05/20/16, to: Dunkin’ Donuts National Coffee Day Sweepstakes c/o Davis Ad Agency, 1705 Baltic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

 

11.       Sponsor: Dunkin’ Brands Inc., 130 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021.