Johnsonville – Ugly Grill – Win a grand prize of a patio furniture set & a gas grill valued at $2,500 ARV OR 1 of 25 minor prizes of a gas grill each
Johnsonville® Ugly Grill Contest Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN
Please read these rules before entering the “Johnsonville Ugly Grill” Contest (the “Contest”). By submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by these rules and represent that you satisfy all Contest eligibility requirements.
Sponsor. The Contest is sponsored by Johnsonville Sausage, LLC, N6928 Johnsonville Way, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085 (“Sponsor”). Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or affiliated with Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc. or Instagram, LLC.
Administrator. The Contest is administered by Crescendo Collective, 131 W. Seeboth St., Suite 301, Milwaukee, WI 53204 (“Administrator”).
Contest Period. The Contest begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Central Daylight Saving Time (“CDT”) on March 28, 2016, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT on May 13, 2016. Contest will be conducted in six rounds: five (5) Entry Rounds and one (1) Finalist Round as follows:
Round Start Time Closing Time
Entry Round 1 March 28, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. CDT April 3, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT
Entry Round 2 April 4, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. CDT April 10, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT
Entry Round 3 April 11, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. CDT April 17, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT
Entry Round 4 April 18, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. CDT April 25, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT
Entry Round 5 April 25, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. CDT May 1, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT
Finalist Round May 5, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. CDT May 13, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT
The Contest computer, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is the official time keeping device for the Contest.
Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age (or the majority in their state of residence, whichever is older) or older. Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, their agents, affiliates, subsidiary and parent companies, sales representatives, distributors, wholesalers, licensees, advertising and promotion agencies and members of the immediate families or households of each such employee are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited.
How to Enter: There are four (4) ways to enter the Contest:
A. Via the Contest Website: During the Entry Round, visit www.johnsonville.com, (the “Website”) and upload a photograph of your most battle-worn and/or well-loved grill. You must also complete the official online entry form, including your name, email, zip code and daytime telephone number.
B. Via Facebook: During the Entry Round, visit the Johnsonville Facebook page and post a photograph to the Johnsonville timeline of your most battle-worn and/or well-loved grill. Posts must include the hashtag: #UglyGrillContest.
C. Via Instagram: During the Entry Round, follow Johnsonville on Instagram. Use the Instagram application to upload an a photograph of your most battle-worn and/or well-loved grill to your Instagram account (your Instagram profile settings must be set to public during the Contest Period and for twenty (20) days thereafter). Use the hashtag #UglyGrillContest and tag @JvilleSausage to be entered.
C. Via Twitter: During the Entry Round, follow @Johnsonville on Twitter and tweet a photograph of your most battle-worn and/or well-loved grill from your Twitter account (your Twitter profile settings must be set to public during the Contest Period and for twenty (20) days thereafter). Use the hashtag #UglyGrillContest and tag @Johnsonville to be entered.
Only entries submitted via the methods above are eligible. Entries submitted via any other method, including but not limited to U.S. Postal Service, facsimile or other express delivery services, will NOT be accepted. Entries must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. CDT on May 1, 2016. Limit one (1) entry per person per day per method of entry. Entries by the same person in excess of the limits stated herein will be disqualified. For purposes of this Contest, a “day” begins at 12:00:00 am CDT and ends at 11:59:59 pm CDT. When you enter the Contest via the Website, you can also opt-in to receive promotional offers and emails from Sponsor. You can opt-out of receiving such offers and emails at any time and opting-in does not impact your chances of winning.
Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are incomplete or inaccurate whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature.
Entries (i) must be the original and sole creation of the submitting entrant, and all right, title and interest including but not limited to, the copyright in any entry, must be owned solely by the submitting entrant; (ii) may not have been submitted in any other competition and may not have been published; (iii) may not contain any people in the photograph; (iv) may not infringe upon any third party’s rights, including but not limited to, copyright, patent or trademark, or rights of privacy or publicity, or contain material that is or may be considered defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or portray or depict any person, product or entity in a false light; (v) may not violate any law, rule or regulation; (vi) may not contain any virus, bugs, or other deleterious material; and (vii) may not contain inappropriate content, for example but not limited to, profanity, defamatory statements, words or symbols widely considered offensive to individuals of any certain race, ethnicity, religious, sexual orientation or socioeconomic groups, threats to any person, place, business, or group. Each entrant warrants and represents that his/her entry complies with all of those conditions. Any non-complying entry will subject the entrant to disqualification in Sponsor’s sole discretion. By submitting an entry, entrant grants Sponsor a worldwide, royalty free license in any and all media, now know or hereafter created, to copy, prepare derivative works, and distribute the entrant’s entry materials. Entrants hereby waive in favor of Sponsor, all rights of “Droit Moral” or “Moral Rights of Authors” or any similar rights or principles of law that winner may now or later have to his/her entry. Sponsor reserves the right to alter, change or modify the entrant’s entry, in its sole discretion.
Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are incomplete or inaccurate whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. All entry information and recipes, if submitted, become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. By submitting an entry, you agree that your submission is gratuitous and made without restriction, and will not place Sponsor under any obligation, that Sponsor is free to disclose or otherwise disclose the ideas contained in the entry on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you. You acknowledge that, by acceptance of your entry, Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you. By entering, you acknowledge that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any entry you submit.
Selection of Finalists: After the close of the respective Entry Round, a panel of qualified judges will judge the entry based on the following criteria: (a) Creativity of the submitted photograph (25%); (b) Contest relevancy (24%); and (c) How well the submitted photograph represents the Johnsonville brand (51%). The entrants in each respective Entry Round with the five (5) highest scores will move onto the Finalist Round as Potential Finalists. In the event of a tie, the Finalist will be the entry among the tied entries with the higher score in “How well the photograph represents the Johnsonville brand”. In the event of a further tie, the tied entries will be re-judged by a second qualified judge designated by Sponsor using the same criteria identified above. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer Finalists if the quality or quantity of eligible entries is insufficient. Non-winning entries will be automatically entered into future Rounds (if any).
Potential Finalists will be notified by phone, email and/or direct message (if entrant entered via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) (the “Notification”) and will be required to respond to the Notification according to the directions in the Notification within twenty-four (24) hours of the time the Notification was made by Sponsor or its designee. If the Potential Finalist does not respond to the Notification according to the directions in the notification within twenty-four (24) hours of the time the message was sent by Sponsor then the Potential Finalist will be disqualified and the entrant with the next highest number score from the judges will be the substitute Finalist. The first five (5) eligible Potential Finalists at the end of each Entry Round (for a total of 25 Finalists) that successfully respond to the Notification in accordance with these Official Rules will be declared the Finalists.
Voting Round: The Grand Prize Winner will be selected through public voting on the Website. The public will be asked to judge the entries based on the creativity of the submitted photograph as well as which entrant’s entry best meets the definition of an “ugly grill”. The Finalists with the highest number of valid votes as of the close of the Finalist Round will be deemed the Grand Prize Provisional Winner. In the event of a tie, Sponsor will independently judge the tied entries using the same criteria used to determine the Finalists. In the event a potential winner is disqualified, he/she shall forfeit his/her prize and the entrant with the next highest number of valid votes will be selected as a Provisional Winner. Being named a Provisional Winner is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules.
Being named a Grand Prize Provisional Winner is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules. Decisions of judges are binding and final in all respects.
Odds. Odds of being selected for a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received and the skill of the entrants.
A. One (1) Grand Prize: Grand Prize winner will receive a patio furniture set and a gas grill. Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize (“ARV”): $2,500.00. Grand Prize will be delivered to Grand Prize Winner 2-6 weeks after verification of Grand Prize Winner.
B. Twenty Five (25) Finalist Prizes: The remaining Finalists will receive one (1) gas grill. ARV of Second Prize is $500. Finalist Prizes will be delivered to Finalists 2-6 weeks after the close of the Contest.
ARV of all prizes is $15,00.Winners are fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of Winners. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners may also be featured on the Johnsonville Website and social media, in brand news releases and other trade communications. The decision to feature any winner is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Winners acknowledge that Sponsor has no further obligation other than to award the advertised prize. No prize transfers, cash redemptions or substitutions except by Sponsor as provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion; to award a prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable. All prizes will be awarded, provided they are properly claimed. Winner will be responsible for all applicable taxes.
Grand Prize Winner Notification: Grand Prize Provisional Winner will be notified by phone, email and/or direct message (if entrant entered via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) on or about May 16, 2016 and will be required to respond to the Notification according to the directions in the Notification within forty-eight (48) hours of the time the Notification was made by Sponsor or its designee. The participant selected as a Grand Prize Provisional Winner may be required to provide his/her valid Social Security Number to Sponsor for tax purposes and/or complete an IRS W-9 form in order to claim the prize. Provisional Grand Prize Winner may also be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (“Release”) (where permitted) within the time set forth on the Release. If the Grand Prize Provisional Winner does not respond to the Notification according to the directions in the notification within forty-eight (48) hours of the time the message was sent by Sponsor or if the Grand Prize Provisional Winner does not return the Release within the time specified, then the Grand Prize Provisional Winner will be disqualified and the Finalist with the next highest number of valid votes will be the substitute Grand Prize Provisional Winner. The first eligible Grand Prize Provisional Winner that successfully claims the Grand Prize in accordance with these Official Rules will be declared the Grand Prize Winner.
A PARTICIPANT, INCLUDING A PROVISIONAL WINNER, IS NOT A WINNER OF A PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
General Terms: By entering, entrants (a) agree to be bound by the official rules and the decisions of the judges; (b) agree to release Sponsor, Administrator, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., Instagram, LLC and their agents, from any and all liability, loss, damage or injury resulting from participation in this Contest or any prize-related activity; and (c) consent to the use of his/her name and/or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with this brand, unless prohibited by law. Subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations. Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Website users, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest; and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of the Website/Contest application. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any non-conforming entries. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or force majeure. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation. The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the Contest is prohibited. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
By entering, entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Wisconsin. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
General Release. BY ENTERING THE CONTEST AND/OR ACCEPTING ANY PRIZE, EACH ENTRANT RELEASES THE SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES AND RELATED COMPANIES AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, WITH THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION OR USE OF ANY PRIZE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES OR LOSSES RELATED TO PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, DAMAGE TO OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY, DEFAMATION OR PORTRAYAL IN A FALSE LIGHT).
Winners List: For a list of winners’ names, available after May 18, 2016, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Crescendo Collective, Attention: Ugly Grill Contest Winner List, 131 W. Seeboth St., Suite 301, Milwaukee, WI53204. VT residents may omit return postage. Requests must be received no later than June 30, 2016.