American Licorice – Red Vines Vinnies Video Contest Sweepstakes

Official Rules: Red Vines “Vinnies” Video Contest
1. Eligibility: The American Licorice Red Vines “Vinnies” Video Contest (the
“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States who are at
least eighteen (18) years old. Employees of American Licorice Company (the
“Sponsor”), and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and
advertising agencies, and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents,
siblings, and children) and household members of those employees are not eligible
to enter or win. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws
and regulations.
2. Purpose of Contest: The purpose of this Contest is to give the public a chance to
create a Red Vines “Vinnies” Award Winning Video. The Sponsor will make the
final decision regarding the winning videos.
3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in this Contest constitutes Entrant’s full
and unconditional agreement to the Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which
are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning and receiving a
prize is contingent upon compliance of these Official Rules and fulfilling all
4. Sponsor and Administrator: The Sponsor and Administrator is American Licorice
Company, 1914 Happiness Way, La Porte, IN 46350.
5. Timing: The Contest entry period begins April 12th, 2023 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern
Time (“ET”) and ends May 8th, 2023 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the “Entry Period”).
Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest. All Eligible
Entries will be reviewed for compliance with these Official Rules and Sponsor. At
the conclusion of the Entry Period one (3) entries will be chosen at the based on the
criteria described below and declared the Winner. Sponsor’s computer is the official
time keeping device for the Contest.
6. How to Enter: For the Entry Period, each Entrant must submit their Red Vines
“Vinnie” Video (the “Video”) in a high-quality digital format with video
presentation (not to exceed 30 seconds in length) and other information requested
(together with the Video, the “Entry”) on the following webpage:
fun. There is no limit to the number of Entries per natural person during the Entry
Period. Sponsor or representative acting on behalf of Sponsor reserves the right to
screen Entries. In Sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify
and remove any Entry it deems as inappropriate or unacceptable or does not satisfy
the Entry Requirements herein, or does not comply with these Official Rules. The
Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok.
7. Entry Requirements: The Video must be original and Entries may not contain
material that violates or infringes any third party’s rights, including but not limited
to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright
infringement. By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants, represents and consents to
the submission and use of the Entry in the Contest, and to its posting on the Internet
in connection with the Contest. Entries may not contain any of the following: i)
materials which include or constitute trademarks, trade names, commercial product
brands, designer insignia, logos, depictions, designs, likeness of any celebrity
(living or dead), copyrighted works, or other content created or owned by any person
or entity other than Entrant (or Sponsor) or for which the Entrant has not obtained
owner’s permission to use; ii) materials which contain phone numbers (other than
the Sponsor phone number), website links, street addresses, e-mail addresses or
license plate numbers; iii) materials which contain profanities, vulgar language,
lewd behavior, or are otherwise obscene or inappropriate for a general audience; iv)
materials which contain any depiction of real or simulated sexual acts; v) materials
which contain extensive or gratuitous violence, or depict an animal in a harmful or
potentially harmful manner; vi) materials which depict illegal acts; vii) materials
which contain unsafe actions, or use of fire or other materials that may result in
personal injury or destruction of property; viii) materials which violate anyone’s
privacy rights, violate any confidentiality or employment agreement, or which are
defamatory; ix) materials which are derogatory, inappropriate, indecent, obscene,
hateful, tortuous, libelous, or slander the Sponsor, or any affiliated entity or person;
x) materials which promote bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group,
animal, or individual, or are discriminatory based on race, religion, national origin,
physical disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation or preference; xi) materials
which contain any computer virus, worm or other harmful computer programming;
xii) materials which do not comport with the Entry requirements; and xiii) materials
which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems to be otherwise objectionable. The
Video must not have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind. In the
event any Entry is deemed inappropriate by Sponsor, that Entry will be deemed
ineligible. The Video must not use any logos, brand names or trademarks other than
Sponsor’s, which Sponsor has granted Entrant a limited license to use for purposes
of this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry, if Sponsor
believes, in its sole and absolute discretion, that there is any inappropriate use of a
logo, brand name, trademark, or third-party proprietary material. Entrant further
agrees that the Entry is gratuitous and made without restriction and will not place
Sponsor under any obligation, that Sponsor is free to disclose the ideas contained in
the Entry on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the Entry without
any additional compensation to Entrant. Entrant acknowledges that, by acceptance
of an 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 the Entrant. By submitting an Entry, Entrant warrants and
represents that the Entry: (i) is Entrant’s original work; (ii) has not been previously
published; (iii) has not won previous awards; (iv) does not infringe upon the
copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity, or other intellectual property or
other rights of any person or entity; and (v) that the publication or use of the Entry
via various media including web posting, will not infringe on the rights of any third
party. If the Entry contains any materials or elements that are not owned by the
Entrant and/or are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for
obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents
necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry and all of the components
thereof by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without
limitation, name and likeness releases for any person who appears in or is
identifiable in the Entrye, and permission to reproduce, distribute, publicly display
or otherwise use the Entry (collectively, the “Clearances”). Sponsor reserves the
right, in its sole and unfettered discretion, to verify at any time during the Contest
that all necessary Clearances have been obtained and to disqualify and remove any
Entry if it believes that the necessary Clearances have not been obtained.
By submitting an Entry, Entrant acknowledges that his/her Entry may be posted on
Sponsor’s websites and social media accounts, in Sponsor’s discretion. Once a
Video is submitted to the Contest it may be made available on Sponsor’s social
media accounts or other websites for viewing by the general public. By entering,
you acknowledge that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post an Entry you submit.
If any Entry fails to comply with any of these Entry Requirements or any other
provisions of these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion,
to disqualify the Entrant and the Entry will not be eligible to win. Sponsor further
reserves the right to not select a winner if, in its sole discretion, no suitable Entries
are submitted.
8. Sponsor’s Use of Entries and Related Materials: By submitting an Entry, each
Entrant agrees to and irrevocably assigns and transfers to Sponsor any and all right,
title and interest, including but not limited to all trademark, copyright, and any other
intellectual property rights throughout the world, that the Entrant has or may have
in the Entry and all other related materials provided to Sponsor or otherwise
prepared in connection with the Contest (collectively, “Entry Materials”) in any
way, including but not limited to the Video(s). The Entry Materials will not be
returned. By submitting an Entry, Entrant irrevocably assigns, conveys and
otherwise transfers to Sponsor, its successors, and assigns any and all right, title,
and interest in perpetuity throughout the world in and to the Entrant’s Video,
including, without limitation, the exclusive right to edit, change, revise, reproduce,
display, perform, publish, distribute, license, sublicense, and sell the Video in whole
or in part, and to prepare, use, and exploit derivative works or improvements thereof,
in all forms and media now or hereafter known, including material in digital and
electronic media, computer, audio and audiovisual versions, and translations and
adaptations, all in any language throughout the world and in Sponsor’s sole
discretion in perpetuity. Without limiting the foregoing, Entrant hereby waives and
releases Sponsor, from any and all claims that Entrant may now or hereafter have in
any jurisdiction based on such “moral rights” or “droit moral” or unfair competition
with respect to Sponsor’s exploitation of the Video without further compensation to
Entrant of any kind. Entrant agrees that email shall satisfy any writing requirement
that may apply to the assignment, conveyance, transfer, license, or waiver of any of
the aforementioned rights. Entrant shall execute and deliver documents supplied by
the Sponsor, at Sponsor’s expense, as may be necessary to vest in Sponsor the rights
and waivers provided herein. Entrant agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or
authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against Sponsor, its affiliates, or the Released
Parties, or any other person, on the grounds that any use of the Video, or any
derivative works, infringe or violate any of Entrant’s rights therein. Entrant grants
the Sponsor and its agents the right to associate the Video with Entrant’s name,
image, likeness, hometown, and biographical information, without limitation and
without compensation. Entrant shall not receive any compensation or credit for
Sponsor’s use of entries, other than that disclosed in these Official Rules.
9. Prizes: Three (3) prizes of one (1) $500 VISA digital gift card and various Red
Vines candy products will be awarded (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”)
$539.99). Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries
received. Prizes will be awarded only if the potential prize winner fully complies
with these Official Rules. Prizes are non-transferable, and no cash alternative or
substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if
the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. All federal, state
and local taxes, and any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and/or
use of Prize not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the
Winner’s responsibility. ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT
10.Winner Selection and Notification: Sponsor will review the eligible Entries and
select the winning Videos based on the criteria below, and its determinations in this
regard shall be in its sole discretion and final. Eligible Videos will be judged by
qualified judges selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion (“Judges”). The Judges
will score each of the eligible Videos according to the following weighted criteria:
(i) “Relevance to the ‘Peace, Love and Vines’ Brand Message”: 25%; (ii)
“Creativity”: 25%; (iii) “Orginality”: 25%; and (iv) “Performance”: 25%. All of
these factors determine the Entry’s overall “Judges’ Score.” The eligible Video that
receives the highest Judges’ Score will be the potential Grand Prize winners, subject
to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. If the winner
is found to be ineligible or does not comply with these Official Rules, he/she will
be disqualified and the eligible Video with the next-highest Judges’ Score will be
named the potential Grand Prize winner. Judges’ and Sponsor’s decisions shall be
final and binding in all matters pertaining to the judging and selection of the winner.
The provisional winners will be notified via an email from the Sponsor. If, despite
reasonable efforts, a potential prize winner does not respond within 48 hours of the
first notification attempt, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed
or undeliverable to such potential prize winner, such potential prize winner may
forfeit the applicable prize and an alternate prize winner may be selected. The
provisional winners will be sent an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability
Form, Confirmatory Assignment, and, where legal, a Publicity Release. The
provisional winners must execute and return any required Affidavit of
Eligibility/Release of Liability Form, Confirmatory Assignment, and, where legal,
a Publicity Release, within ten (10) calendar days of receipt. Non-compliance by
any provisional winner within this time period may result in disqualification, and an
alternate winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If any provisional
winner is found to be ineligible, or if they have not complied with these Official
Rules or declines the applicable prize for any reason prior to award, such potential
prize winner may be disqualified, and an alternate winner may be selected. The
provisional winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these
Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Prizes will
be fulfilled approximately 2 weeks after the end of the Entry Period, once the winner
is confirmed. The winning Videos will be revealed on or about May 12th
, 2023.
11.General Guidelines for Entrants: Sponsor reserves the right to verify the
eligibility of any Entrant or Video. Any Entry found not to be in compliance with
these Official Rules may be disqualified. Each Entrant must submit an Entry on
Entrant’s own behalf. Any Entrant using another person’s identity may be
disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize. In the event more than one Entrant
submits the same or substantially the same Video(s), the Entrant who was first in
time to submit the Video(s) will be eligible to be the Winner (based on Sponsor’s
server’s timestamp). By entering the Contest, each Entrant warrants that he or she
has read and agrees to abide and be bound by these Official Rules. False or deceptive
entries or acts, including misrepresentation of age, shall render such entries as
ineligible. An Entrant may be required to produce proof of identity, address, and/or
birth date. Once an Entry is submitted, it cannot be deleted, canceled or modified
by an Entrant. No substitution of an entry will be accepted during the Entry Period
under any circumstances once the original entry is submitted. Sponsor assumes no
liability for any Entries submitted into the Contest that violates these Official Rules.
In the event an Entrant wins a prize, and is later found to be in violation of these
Official Rules, Entrant may be required to forfeit the prize. Sponsor or
representative acting on Sponsor’s behalf shall have the absolute right to determine
if an entry is not in compliance with these Official Rules without notice to the
Entrant. In the event of failure to capture any information for any reason whatsoever,
including but not limited to as a result of the effects of hackers or the failure of any
electronic equipment, computer or cellular transmission, or network connections,
any such attempted entry submissions will become null and void. Sponsor is not
responsible for any lost, late, illegal, intercepted, incomplete, misdirected, damaged,
destroyed, mutilated, unintelligible or not received entries, or for errors, omissions,
interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operations, in transmissions of entries.
Proof of sending an entry will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. If
for any reason whatsoever data is not available to contact a potential prizewinner,
the entry will become null and void and the Entrant will be disqualified from the
Contest. Any other attempted form or method of entry, except as outlined above,
will not be an eligible Entry. Entrant agrees by attempting to enter into this Contest,
he or she will be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor
which shall be final in all respects, and Entrant and attempted Entrant waive any
right to claim ambiguity in this Contest or these Official Rules. Each winner is
responsible for all taxes, including federal, state and local, applicable to the
acceptance and use of his/her prize. Wireless carrier standard data plan rates may
apply. Other charges may also apply; check your mobile plan for rates/details
relating to use of data under your plan.
12.Publicity. By entering the Contest, Entrants grant to Sponsor the right, except where
prohibited by law, to use Entrant’s name, likeness, picture, address (city and state),
email address, voice, biographical information and written or oral statements, for
advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing Sponsor and its
products and services, without compensation unless required by law. Entrants shall
have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including,
without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of
publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of
Entrant’s name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), email address,
biographical information, or entry. The rights granted under this paragraph shall
extend to all Entry Materials related to the Contest, including entry forms and
Videos submitted by non-winners and winners.
13.Limitations of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for: (a) incorrect or inaccurate
transcription of entry information or late, lost, stolen, unintelligible, illegible,
damaged, mutilated, altered, incomplete or misdirected entries or entries received
through impermissible or illegitimate channels, all of which will be disqualified; (b)
technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any
telephone, computer online systems, computer equipment, website, server provider,
network, hardware or software; (c) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any
website or service; (d) unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or
the Contest; (e) printing, typographical, electronic or human errors, which may
occur in the offer or administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (f)
any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to Entrant’s
computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from
Entrant’s participation in the Contest, or from viewing, playing or downloading any
material from Sponsor’s website(s), regardless of whether the material was prepared
by Sponsor or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to
Sponsor’s websites by a hypertext link.
14.Release and Indemnification: By participating in this Contest, Entrant agrees to
indemnify, release and hold harmless Sponsor (and its parent companies, affiliated
companies, subsidiaries, dealers, licensees, distributors, suppliers, subsidiaries,
participating retailers, judges, persons engaged in the development, production or
distribution of materials for this Contest), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and
TikTok, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives
and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all
liability, claims, damages, injuries or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries,
damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection
with: (a) accessing the Sponsor’s websites; (b) participating in any aspect of the
Contest, including, without limitation, while preparing for, participating in and/or
traveling to or from any prize or Contest-related activity, including, without
limitation, any injury, damage, death, loss or accident to person or property; (c) the
receipt, ownership, possession, use or misuse of any prize awarded; or (d) any
typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement of offering
of any prize. In no event will the Released Parties be responsible or liable for any
damages or losses of any kind, whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential,
punitive or other damages. Prize winners bears all risk of loss or damage to their
respective prize after it has been delivered. t.
15.Construction: All issues and questions concerning these Official Rules or the rights
and obligations of any participant shall be governed by and construed in accordance
with the laws of the State of Indiana, without giving effect to its conflict of law rules
or provisions. All Entrants expressly agree to submit to the laws of and the
jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in the State of Indiana, hereby waiving
the jurisdiction of any other courts that now or in the future could be considered
competent for any reason. All actions, proceedings, or litigation relating to the
Contest shall take place in the State of Indiana. The invalidity or unenforceability
of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability
of any other provision. If any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise
unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the
invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
16.Data Collection: Information collected in connection with this Contest on will be
administered by Sponsor in accordance with its Privacy Policy, which may be
viewed at
17.Termination: Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate
the Contest if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Contest is technically
impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures, or malfunctions
or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or
to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or
feasibility of the Contest. In the event an insufficient number of eligible Entries are
received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the
Contest by any event beyond its control, Sponsor shall have the right to modify,
suspend, extend, or terminate the Contest. If the Contest is terminated before the
designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the winner in a random
drawing from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received as of the date of the event
giving rise to the termination. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each Entrant’s sole
and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. Any attempt by any person to
deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest 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.
18.Winner’s List: A list of Winners may be obtained by sending a self-addressed,
stamped envelope after May 13th, 2023 to: Attn: “2023 Vinnie Award Winners”,
American Licorice Company, 1914 Happiness Way, La Porte, IN 46350.