Dunkin’ Donuts Snap Your Start to Summer Sweepstakes

Official Rules 2017




2.             Eligibility: The Dunkin’ Donuts Snap Your Start to Summer Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the U.S. (inc. DC) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of their participation and entry (“Entrant”). Franchisees and employees, directors and officers of Dunkin’ Brands Inc. (“Sponsor”), and Brand Connections (“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 outside of the US and 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/Description: The Dunkin’ Donuts Snap Your Way to Summer Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 6/21/2017 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 6/21/17 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). 


4.             How to Enter: There are two (2) possible methods of entry into the Sweepstakes, as detailed below. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person regardless of method used.   


Method A: In-Store Snapchat Method: To enter the Sweepstakes on Snapchat, Entrant must have a Snapchat account and be a follower of the Dunkin’ Donuts “dunkindonuts” Snapchat account. A Snapchat account can be opened for free by downloading the Snapchat application from the Apple store or Google Play. During the Sweepstakes Period, Dunkin’ Donuts will have a geo-filter available in multiple participating store locations. Entrants must take a photo of themselves using the promotional geo-filter at a participating Dunkin’ Donuts location (“Snap”) and send the Snap to the Dunkin Donut Snapchat account to receive one (1) entry (“Entry”) into the Sweepstakes. By sending a Snap to “dunkindonuts” during the Sweepstakes Period, Entrants acknowledge that they are 18 years of age or older (as of the date of Entry), they are legally residing in the U.S. , and that they have read and agree to these Official Rules. Due to the nature of Snapchat, Entries will disappear after viewing (Sponsor will take screenshots of all Entries).  Entrants are encouraged to save their Snap (by taking a screenshot) if they’d like to refer back to it. Any Snap/Entry deemed inappropriate or containing unsuitable material, in Sponsor’s sole discretion will be disqualified. Snapchat is not affiliated with the Sweepstakes in any way and is not responsible for the administration of the Sweepstakes or the awarding of the Grand Prize (defined below). No endorsement or approval of Sweepstakes by Snapchat is expressed or implied.  All Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Standard data rates may apply. Entrant should see their wireless provider for pricing plan details.


Method B: : If Entrant does not wish to enter via their Snapchat account or does not have a Snapchat account, they may send an email to ddpromos@brandconnections.com during the Sweepstakes Period, with “Dunkin’ Donuts Snap Your Way to Summer Sweepstakes” in the subject line. The email should include their full name, address, a statement that they are 18 years of age or older as of the date of Entry and they are legally residing in the U.S., and a note that they agree to these Official Rules in the body of the email in order to receive one (1) Entry.


Limit one (1) Entry per person/Snapchat Account/email address, regardless of method of Entry. No incomplete or automated Entries will be accepted. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address/Snapchat account. Incomplete Entries, Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means, or Entries that do not fully comply with these Official Rules, or Entries which subvert the Entry process, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will not be eligible. Proof of submission of Entry does not constitute proof of delivery or Entry during the Sweepstakes Period. All Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any Entrant, the relevant Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of Entry or associated with the Snapchat Account used to make the applicable purchase. To participate in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant will be subject to Sponsor’s Terms of Use (http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/help/terms.html) and Privacy Policy (http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/help/privacypolicy.html), where applicable. Entries will not be judged. Any Entry or portion thereof that is, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory or violates any proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity, sexual in nature, or is otherwise objectionable, will disqualify the Entry as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entry must be in keeping with Sponsor’s image and may not be offensive, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. 


5.             Submission Guidelines: Each snap that is submitted to this Sweepstakes must comply with the following Submission Guidelines to be eligible. Any snap 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 snap must NOT, in the sole discretion of Sponsor:

·         Contain language 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;

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

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

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

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

6.             Prize Drawings/Prizes/Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): On or about one (1) business day after the Sweepstakes Period has ended, the Administrator, an independent judging agency, shall perform a random prize drawing (“Prize Drawing”), from among all eligible Entries that are received, in order to select one (1) potential Grand Prize winner (“Grand Prize”) and six (6) potential first prize winners. In the event there are no eligible Entries received for the Prize Drawing, Sponsor retains the right not to award the Grand Prize. The decisions of Administrator and Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning the Grand Prize are dependent upon the total number of eligible Entries received.  There will be one (1) Grand Prize of ten-thousand dollars (ARV: $10,000) awarded in the form of a check. There will be six (6) first prize winners to receive coffee for the summer awarded in the form of Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Cards totaling one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) [based on five (5) coffees per week totaling eleven dollars and fifty cents ($11.50) per week for thirteen (13) weeks]. The ARV of each first prize is one hundred and fifty dollars ($150). The total ARV of all prizes available to be awarded in this sweepstakes is ten thousand nine hundred dollars ($10,900). No transfer, assignment or substitution for Grand Prize will be permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, in such circumstance, an alternate prize of equal value will be awarded and the Sponsor’s obligation to the winner will be fulfilled, and no other additional compensation will be provided. No responsibility or liability is assumed for damages, losses or injury resulting from acceptance or use of Grand Prize. Taxes related to the Grand Prize are the winner’s sole responsibility.


7.             Prize Winner Notification/Verification: The potential Grand Prize winner is not an official winner unless and until Sponsor confirms such. The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified via email or Snapchat Direct Message, in accordance with the chosen Entry method, on or about one (1) business day after the Prize Drawing. The potential Grand Prize winner will then be required to sign and return via email, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Waiver/Publicity Release (where legal) and assignment of rights within seven (7) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate will be selected. If in any instance, notification attempt(s) for the potential Grand Prize winner fail for any reason, or if the potential Grand Prize winner is found to have not complied with these Official Rules, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential Grand Prize winner will be selected from among remaining eligible Entries, if any. By entering the Sweepstakes, all Entrants hereby consent to the use by the Released Parties of their Entry and all information contained therein including but not limited to, name, likeness, opinions, images, statements and/or other indicia of persona, and personally identifiable information (collectively “Likeness”), for any and all uses and purposes (including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising and trade) in any media now known or hereinafter developed in any manner throughout the world (including, without limitation, the World Wide Web and on-air) in perpetuity without additional consideration (where legal), consent or prior review, and upon request will provide written consent to such use. All decisions of Sponsor/Administrator relating to the Sweepstakes are final.


8.  GENERAL RULES: Noncompliance with any of these Official Rules may result in disqualification. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ENTRANTS OR THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER OR ANY BEHAVIOR BY PRIZE WINNERS THAT WILL BRING SUCH WINNER OR SPONSOR INTO DISREPUTE (IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH PRIZE WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate Entry information whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error, which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or other services, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes or for other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of Entries, the announcement of the Grand Prize and First Prize, fulfillment of Grand Prize and First Prizes, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated Entries are permitted. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual (and void all associated Entries) it suspects or finds: (i) to have used a software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entry or any other means to subvert the entry process; (ii) to have tampered with the Entry 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 APPLICATION ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES 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. THE MASSACHUSETTS COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS SHALL GOVERN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. 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 the Grand Prize or First Prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the Grand Prize and First Prize, including, without limitation, to such Grand Prize’s and First Prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. 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. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes. 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 Grand Prize and First Prizes will be awarded via random drawing from among all eligible Entries received by the end of the Sweepstakes Period up until the time of termination, or in a manner that is fair and equitable as determined by Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If any part of these Official Rules are determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty and liability disclaimers set forth herein, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and these Official Rules shall continue in effect. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANTS 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 GRAND PRIZE TO BE AWARDED TO THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

9.  Governing Law/Venue: The sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts. All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the Norfolk county of Massachusetts. 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 the Winner and/or Official Rules:  For the name of the Grand Prize and First Prize winners, available after the Sweepstakes Period has ended, or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be received by 7/19/17, to: Dunkin’ Donuts Snap Your Way to Summer Sweepstakes, c/o Brand Connections, LLC, 26 Patriot Place, Suite 104, Foxborough, MA 02035. Consumers should note on the left-hand corner of the outer envelope if they are requesting the Name of the winner or Official Rules.


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