Nathan’s Famous – Win a $7,600 trip to New York City plus A Mountaineer Clubhouse Swing Set with Timber Shield and Deluxe Green Vinyl Canopy, with installation valued at $3,361 and more instant prizes by September 13, 2015 – INSTANTLY!
Nathan’s Famous Original Selfie Sweepstakes
ENDS ON September 13, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Nathan’s Famous Original Selfie Sweepstakes is open only to legal
residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Alaska
and Hawaii) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.
The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited. The Promotion contains a contest , a sweepstakes and an instant win game
The Promotion begins on May 18, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time and ends on
September 13, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. For the purposes of the Promotion, a
week (“Week”) is defined as beginning at 12:00 a.m. ET each Monday and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET the
following Sunday. The Sweepstakes consists of four (4) entry periods (each an “Entry Period”) as outlined
in the chart below.
Entry Period Start Date End Date Approximate Drawing
(at 12:00 a.m. ET) (at 11:59 p.m. ET) Date
• 1 – 5/18/15 – 6/14/15 – 6/16/15
• 2 – 6/15/15 – 7/12/15 – 7/14/15
• 3 – 7/13/15 – 8/9/15 – 8/11/15
• 4 -8/10/15 – 9/13/15 – 9/15/15
Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion.
3. HOW TO ENTER
a. Online with Submission: During the Promotion Period, visit http://www.nathansselfie.com
(the “Website”), and complete and submit the registration form, including a valid home address.
P.O. Boxes are not permitted. Then, follow the directions to upload a selfie with a Nathan’s beef
franks product package, and you will automatically receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry and one
(1) Instant Win Game play. Your selfie photo can include you and/or friends and family members. Minors may only appear in the selfie if you are their parent or legal guardian. You will then receive an email with a link back to the Website where you can enter a story about your selfie. Your uploaded selfie will hereafter be referred to as your submission (“Submission”). Your selfie story must be at least one hundred (100) characters and no more than three hundred (300) for your Submission to be eligible in the Contest, but only uploaded selfies will be judged in the Contest. Selfie stories will not be judged. Selfie stories must be entered during the same Entry Period that your selfie was uploaded (subject to 30 minute grace period).
b. Online without Submission: To enter the Sweepstakes and play the Instant Win Game
without uploading a selfie, click here or visit http://www.nathansselfie.com/oamoe and follow the
link and instructions as directed on the photo upload page and you will automatically receive one
(1) Sweepstakes entry and one (1) Instant Win Game play.
c. Email: During the Promotion Period, email your selfie to email@example.com; the selfie
should be included as an attachment to the email. You will automatically receive one (1)
Sweepstakes entry and you will then receive an email with a code and directions on how to enter the story. Follow the instructions to enter the code online and you will receive one (1) Instant Win Game play, and follow the instructions to provide a story about your selfie to complete your Submission for the Contest. Your story must be at least one hundred (100) characters, but no more than three hundred (300) characters.
d. Nathan’s Famous Mobile Events: At various Nathan’s Famous Mobile events, you will be able to have your picture taken with a Nathan’s beef franks product package. If you would like to participate in the Promotion, provide the event representative with your email address and you will automatically receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry. You will then receive an email with a code and directions on how to enter the story. Follow the instructions to enter the code online and you will receive one (1) Instant Win Game play, and follow the instructions to provide a story about your selfie to complete your Submission for the Contest. Your story must be at least one hundred (100) characters, but no more than three hundred (300) characters.
e. Twitter or Instagram (Sweepstakes Only): If you post your Selfie on Twitter or Instagram along with the hashtag #NathansSelfieSweeps, you will earn one (1) Sweepstakes entry. Limit: Each entrant may receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry during the Promotion Period for posting a Submission on Twitter or Instagram.
To play the Instant Win Game, follow the links and instructions and Instant Win Game results will be instantly displayed. Potential winners of the Instant Win Game will be provided directions for validation. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. Administrator is responsible for the functionality of the Instant Win Game.
By uploading or emailing your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Photo Guidelines and Content Restrictions as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove your Submission and disqualify you from the Promotion if it believes that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.
• The Submission must be in .gif, .png. .tiff, .bmp, .jpeg, or .pdf format; • The Submission must not exceed 5 MB in size;
• The Submission must be a selfie and must contain a Nathan’s product; and • The Submission must contain a title in English.
• The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including
but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright
• The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party
affiliated with the Promotion;
• The Submission must not contain brand names or trademarks other than those owned by
Sponsor, which entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate in his/her Submission in
• The Submission must not contain images or artwork not created by entrant;
• The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful,
tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
• The Submission must not 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; and
• The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the
laws or regulations in any state where Submission is created.
Limit: Each entrant may receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry and one (1) Instant Win Game play total per
Week through any of the methods a, b, c and d above; and one (1) Sweepstakes entry for the Promotion
Period through method e above. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address.
Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries/plays/Submissions by using
multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that
entrant’s entries/plays/Submission and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to
participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Entrants must have permission from all
individuals that appear in a Submission (if any) to use their name and likeness in the Submission and to
grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form
acceptable to Sponsor. Uploading a Submission constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-
free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative
works from, and display such Submission in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it
into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for
promotional or marketing purposes. Released Parties (as defined in Section 10, below) are not
responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected entries/plays/Submissions, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any entry/play/Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.
Tell A Friend Program: After you play the Instant Win Game, you will be invited to share the Promotion via email and on various social media websites. For each friend who registers for the Promotion through a link you shared, you will receive one (1) additional Sweepstakes entry and one (1) additional Instant Win Game play. Limit: each entrant may receive ten (10) Sweepstakes entries and ten (10) Instant Win Game plays total per Week through the Tell A Friend Program method.
4. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE
DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION. AN
ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE PROMOTION SHOULD SO INDICATE,
UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY, AND THE POTENTIAL WINNING PLAY HAVE BEEN
VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. SPONSOR
WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS
VALIDATION PROCESS. ANY PLAY THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED FOR ANY
REASON IS DEEMED A DEFECTIVE PLAY/ENTRY AND IS VOID AND WILL NOT BE HONORED.
5. WINNER DETERMINATION
a. Sweepstakes: Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winners, from all
eligible entries received during each Entry Period, on or around the dates listed in Section 4 above.
Non-winning entries will not be included in subsequent Entry Period drawings. If a potential winner
entered through Instagram or Twitter, he/she will be notified by Sponsor through the messaging
system of the social media website through which they entered. Entrants may want to check their
privacy account settings to ensure they are able to receive messages from Sponsor. The potential
winner must respond to the initial message from Sponsor with his/her email address within 5 days or
potential winner forfeits the prize.
b. Instant Win Game: There will be two thousand three hundred five (2,305) random, computergenerated winning times during the Promotion Period. If you are the first player to play the Instant Win Game at or after one of the randomly-generated times, you will be a potential instant winner of the prize indicated.
c. Fan of the Week Contest: After the conclusion of each Week, a panel of qualified judges
determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will select the “Fan of the Week’ Weekly Contest Winner
with the highest scoring Submission, from among all eligible Submissions received during that Week, based on the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”):
• Photo Creativity/Originality (50%);
• Fit to Contest Theme (50%).
In the event of a tie, the entrant whose Submission received the highest Photo Creativity/Originality score, as determined by the qualified judges, will be deemed the Weekly Contest Winner. Sponsor reserves the right not to select a Weekly Contest Winner, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions. The winners will be announced on or around the day after the conclusion of each Week.
6. WINNER REQUIREMENTS
Each potential winner will be required to provide his/her contact information as
requested within the time period outlined in the win notification. Except where prohibited, each potential
Sweepstakes winner (parent/legal guardian if a winner is a minor in his/her place of residence) will also
be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release, which must be
received by Administrator within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to
claim the prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Declaration of
Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release or provide any other requested information within the required
time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. If a
potential Weekly Contest Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate winner will be selected
by the qualified judges based on the Judging Criteria. If a potential Sweepstakes or Instant Win Game
prize winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate winner will be selected through a random drawing
from among all eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate winners will be determined for any prize, after
which the applicable prize may remain un-awarded. Unclaimed Instant Win Game Eighth through
Sixteenth Prizes will not be awarded. The Grand Prize winner will be contacted regarding prize fulfillment
within 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Promotion; Instant Win Game Prizes will be fulfilled
approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Promotion. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute
and signify winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name,
city, state, likeness, photo, Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Promotion for
promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter
devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or
other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Without limiting the generality of these Official
Rules, each Contest winner shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to Sponsor the entirety of
the rights in and to the Submission and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure
copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity including, without limitation, the rights to use the Submission
for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide
basis, in perpetuity. Each Weekly Contest Prize winner accepts and acknowledges that Sponsor shall not
be obligated to use the Submission and that Sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain
from using the Submission. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor
chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released
Parties and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including
reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms.
a. Sweepstakes: FOUR (4) GRAND PRIZES: Winner’s choice of one (1) the following four (4)
i. Block Party: A Block Party for up to 100 people. Prize package includes one hundred hats, t-shirts and beachcomber bags; a corn hole set; a free year of Nathan’s (awarded as 52 coupons good for a free pack of hot dogs); food for 100 guests (menu determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); and a DJ for up to 4 hours (DJ determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Sponsor will determine date and location of the block party in its sole discretion. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $5,347.
ii. Racing Event: A trip for 2 to a winner’s choice of racing event; winner may choose the
racing event from a list of events determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Trip
package includes roundtrip coach-class air transportation from an airport near winner’s
home (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to an airport near the race event city;
allowance for rental car for length of stay or ground transportation to and from destination
airport and hotel; two (2) nights’ accommodations at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its
sole discretion (single room, double occupancy); two (2) tickets and VIP access passes
to the race event (seating determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); two (2) racing
event hot/cold passes; Nathan’s racing swag; travel agent services; and $500 spending
money. ARV: $6,383. If winner does not meet requirements for rental car, winner will
receive ground transportation. Winner must travel on dates determined by Sponsor in its
sole discretion surrounding the racing event or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is not
responsible if racing event is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which
event that portion of prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided
except as in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible if winner does not use
tickets on the day of the event.
iii. Trip to NY: A trip for four (4) to New York, NY. Trip package includes round trip coach
class air transportation from an airport near winner’s home (determined by Sponsor in its
sole discretion) to New York, NY; three (3) nights’ accommodations at a hotel determined
by Sponsor in its sole discretion (two rooms, double occupancy); 4 Unlimited 4-hour ride
wristbands to Coney Island and a 20 credit game card for Luna Park; private sedan
transfers to Coney Island; $100 to spend on swag at the Original Nathan’s at Coney
Island; $100 to use towards a meal at the Original Nathan’s at Coney Island; and $400
spending money for other meals. ARV: $7,600. Winner must complete the trip within one
(1) year from the drawing date or prize will be forfeited.
iv. Ultimate Play Set: A Mountaineer Clubhouse Swing Set with Timber Shield and Deluxe Green Vinyl Canopy, with installation. $3,361.
Limit: One (1) Sweepstakes prize per person. Odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during each Entry Period. Total ARV of Sweepstakes Prizes: $30,400.
b. Instant Win Game:
• TWELVE (12) FIRST PRIZES: A Corn Hole Set. ARV: $142.95.
• EIGHTEEN (18) SECOND PRIZES: A Beach BBQ Kit. ARV: $127.95.
• SEVENTY-FIVE (75) THIRD PRIZES: Nathan’s Hot Dog Roller. ARV: $65.
• TWO HUNDRED FIFTY (250) FOURTH PRIZES: Four (4) Ticket Movie Passes. ARV: $53.
• FIFTY (50) FIFTH PRIZES: Nathan’s Chill &
Grill. ARV: $48.99.
• ONE HUNDRED (100) SIXTH PRIZES: Nathans Beach/Boat Tote. ARV:
• FIFTY (50) SEVENTH PRIZES: Nathan’s Sweatshirt Picnic Blanket. ARV: $25.95.
• FIFTY (50) EIGHTH PRIZES: Set of Four (4) Tumblers. ARV: $25.
• FIFTY (50) NINTH PRIZES:
Jellyfish Bluetooth Speakers. ARV: $22.95.
• SEVENTY-FIVE (75) TENTH PRIZES: Nathan’s
Grill Tools. ARV: $20.85.
• ONE HUNDRED (100) ELEVENTH PRIZES: Nathan’s Basketball Hoop
Set. ARV: $16.25.
• FIFTY (50) TWELFTH PRIZES: Nathan’s Golf/Beach Umbrella. ARV:
• ONE HUNDRED (100) THIRTEENTH PRIZES: Nathan’s Selfie Stick. ARV: $11.75.
• FIVE HUNDRED (500) FOURTEENTH PRIZES: Nathan’s Hat. $7.30.
• FIVE HUNDRED (500)
• FIFTEENTH PRIZES: Nathan’s T-shirt. ARV: $6.25.
• SEVENTY-FIVE (75) SIXTEENTH PRIZES: Nathan’s Insulated Tote. ARV: $5.50.
• TWO HUNDRED FIFTY (250) SEVENTEENTH PRIZES: Nathan’s Cinch Backpack. ARV: $1.60. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of prizes available divided by the number of eligible Instant Win Game plays. Limit: One (1) of each Instant Win Game prize per person. Total ARV of Instant Win Game Prizes: $43,981.75.
• SEVENTEEN (17) WEEKLY CONTEST PRIZES (one (1) per Week): A prize
package including a grill pack; Nathan’s swag including 4 hats, 4 t-shirts, 1 blanket, 1 tote and 1 speaker; and a year supply of Nathan’s award in the form of 52 free pack of hot dog coupons. ARV: $583. Limit: One (1) Weekly Contest prize per person.
• Total ARV of Weekly Contest prizes: $9,911.
For Trip Prizes: Trip must be booked at least twenty-one (21) days prior to departure. Travel and
accommodations are subject to availability and blackout dates. Travel must be round trip. Sponsor will
determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the
event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in
this Promotion, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger
ticket contract. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description
above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, passenger tariffs
or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at
lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Unless child of
winner, travel companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure or a
sibling/friend of winner with the appropriate parental permissions and releases and must travel on same
itinerary and at the same time as the winner. If winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, travel
companion must be winner’s parent/legal guardian. Travel companion must execute liability/publicity
releases prior to issuance of travel documents. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply.
If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to prize location, ground
transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will not
replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Actual value may vary based
on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference
between actual and approximate retail value.
For All Prizes: Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made unless Sponsor, in its sole
discretion, determines otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or a portion thereof for
one of equal or greater value should it become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all
taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
By receipt of any prize, the applicable winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor,
Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion
agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent and affiliate companies and each such
company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and
against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or
loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
9. GENERAL CONDITIONS
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or
any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper
functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor
may, in its sole discretion, determine the Contest winners from among all non-suspect, eligible
Submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above, and Sponsor
reserves the right to award the Sweepstakes and Instant Win Game Prizes at random from among the
eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the
right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the
Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or those of any other promotion or in an
unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. Any attempt by any person
to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil
law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such
person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules
shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate
information, whether caused by entrant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming
associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to
malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3)
unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) printing,
typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the
Contest, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions or votes or the tabulating of votes, the
announcement of the prizes or in any Promotion-related materials; or (5) any injury or damage to persons
or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in
the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Released Parties are not responsible for any
unauthorized third party use of any Submission. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have
been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another
entry in the Sweepstakes entry or Instant Win Game play, if it is possible. If the Sweepstakes or Instant
Win Game, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to
hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or
all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event
that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated
number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the
right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded,
eligible prize claims.
Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes
of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved
individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in
Oakland County, Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-
pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’
fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby
waives all rights to claim, indirect, 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and
enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in
connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the
State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of
Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other
than the State of Michigan.
12. ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION
Information collected from entrant is subject to Administrator’s
13. WINNER LIST
For a winner list, visit http://bit.ly/1DxzOBa. The winner list will be posted after winner
confirmation is complete.