Anheuser-Busch – Michelob Ultra Seltzer Summer Getaway – Win getaway for winner and up to three guests to the Berry Islands Bahamas

ULTRA SELTZER SUMMER GETAWAY SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES
 
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  THE SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR VIEWING IN the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY UNITED STATES LAW. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 
 
1.         ELIGIBILITY: The “Ultra Seltzer Summer Getaway Sweepstakes” (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees, contractors, directors, officers and agents of Anheuser-Busch, LLC, its affiliates and subsidiaries; advertising and promotion agencies, wholesale distributors, retail licensees, and all other service agencies involved with the Sweepstakes, and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling), are not eligible to enter or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements as set forth herein. 
 
2.         SPONSOR: Anheuser-Busch, LLC, One Busch Place, St. Louis, MO 63118. 
 
3.         ADMINISTRATOR: Merkle Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075.
 
4.         SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:  Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on May 26, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on September 6, 2021, 2021 (“Sweepstakes Period”).
 
5.         HOW TO ENTER: (1) Internet: Visit any of the three (3) promotional websites during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the online instructions to complete and submit an online entry for the applicable prize:
Mixed Berry Grand Prize:  www.michelobultra.com/programs/vacationinthisad-MixedBerry.html
Mango Grand Prize:  www.michelobultra.com/programs/vacationinthisad-MangoApricot.html
Citrus Grand Prize:  www.michelobultra.com/programs/vacationinthisad-Citrus.html
(2)  QR Code: Use your smart phone or other web-enabled device with data plan to scan the Sweepstakes quick response (“QR”) code featured on signs or promotional materials at participating stores with the QR reader application already installed on your phone.  You will be directed to a mobile Web page at www.michelobultra.com/programs/vacationinthisad-MixedBerry.html (Mixed Berry Grand Prize); www.michelobultra.com/programs/vacationinthisad-MangoApricot.html (Mango Grand Prize); or, www.michelobultra.com/programs/vacationinthisad-Citrus.html (Citrus Grand Prize).  Follow the online instructions to complete and submit an online entry for the applicable prize.  Proof of scanning QR codes does not constitute proof of completion or submission of an entry. 
All entries must be received and recorded during the Sweepstakes Period.  No other forms of entry are valid.  Limit one (1) entry into each Prize Draw per person per day of the Sweepstakes Period.  A “day” is defined as a twenty-four (24) hour period that begins at 12:00:00 a.m. EDT and ends on the same day at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT.
Automated entries are prohibited and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification. Entrants may not enter with multiple email addresses, nor use any other device or artifice, to enter multiple times or as multiple entrants.  Any entrant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to register multiple times, will be disqualified and forfeits all prizes won, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address.  Should multiple users of the same email account enter the Sweepstakes and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said email account at the time of entry will be considered an entrant, and must comply with these Official Rules.  The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the ISP or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.  Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account subscriber.  If you are verified as a prize winner, your first name, last initial, city and state will be included in a publicly-available winner’s list.
 
6.         SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING: Administrator, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes drawing, will select potential winners in a random drawing to be held on or about September 9, 2021 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor. Potential winners will be randomly selected from each “Group” of eligible Entries as defined below. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received per Group.  Limit one (1) prize per person.
Group 1:  One (1) potential winner will be selected from all eligible Entries received from Entrants who entered for the Mixed Berry Grand Prize at  www.michelobultra.com/programs/vacationinthisad-MixedBerry.html.
Group 2:  One (1) potential winner will be selected from all eligible Entries received from Entrants who entered for the Mango Grand Prize at  www.michelobultra.com/programs/vacationinthisad-MangoApricot.html.
Group 3:  One (1) potential winner will be selected from all eligible Entries received from Entrants who entered for the Citrus Grand Prize at www.michelobultra.com/programs/vacationinthisad-Citrus.html.
           
7.         WINNER NOTIFICATION:  All prizes will be awarded (time permitting). The potential winners will be notified by email and will be required to respond to the notification within twenty-four (24) hours indicating whether he/she can accept his/her prize.  If no response is received within the time allotted, an alternate potential winner will be randomly selected (time permitting).  Any alternate potential winner selected will also be required to respond to the notification within twenty-four (24) hours.  Sponsor is not responsible for suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless, or land-line phone service which may result in a potential winner not receiving initial prize notification.  Each potential winner will be required to complete, sign, and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release via e-Signature within three (3) days of prize acceptance.  Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, including verification that each winner is at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older, the potential winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweepstakes.  If Sponsor cannot verify that each potential winner is twenty-one (21) years of age or older prior to winner notification, then the potential winner will be disqualified and the applicable prize will be awarded to an alternate potential winner (time permitting). Winners’ guests must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of the end of the Sweepstakes Period and will be required to complete, sign and return a liability and publicity release within three (3) days of each winner’s prize acceptance. In the event of noncompliance within any of these time periods, prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner selected (time permitting).  Any alternate potential winner selected will also be required to adhere to the time periods described herein.  Any prize notification or prize returned to the Sponsor or its agencies as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the awarding of that prize to an alternate potential winner (time permitting).
 
8.         Prizes:
MIXED BERRY GRAND PRIZE (1 TOTAL):  A getaway for winner and up to three (3) guests to the Berry Islands, Bahamas.  Getaway includes one (1) $5,200.00 pre-paid that card that may be used to arrange round-trip coach air transportation to Nassau and round trip airfare from Nassau to the Berry Islands for four (4); round trip transfers upon arrival to Nassau to takeoff location for the Berry Islands; accommodations for four (4) consecutive nights (2 bedroom lodge); 1-day boat charter and one (1) $4,920.00 pre-paid card. Getaway must be completed within one (1) year of winner being declared the official winner of the Sweepstakes (see Rule 6 for details) or prize will be forfeited. Winner may choose to take the getaway prize or the two (2) prepaid cards. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the getaway prize is $21,320.00.  Winner may forfeit the travel prize and instead may take both pre-paid cards; the ARV of this prize is $10,120.00.
MANGO GRAND PRIZE (1 TOTAL): A getaway for winner and up to three (3) guests to the island of Maui, Hawaii. Getaway includes one (1) $5,200.00 pre-paid card that may be used to arrange round-trip coach air transportation from gateway city nearest winner’s home to Maui, Hawaii; accommodations for four (4) consecutive nights (2 bedroom villa); round-trip ground transportation from airport to accommodations; private luau including food, beverage, musical entertainment and hula dance lessons (all details of the event to be determined by Sponsor) and one (1) $5,370.00 pre-paid card.  Getaway must be completed within one (1) year of winner being declared the official winner of the Sweepstakes (see Rule 6 for details) or prize will be forfeited.  ARV of the getaway is $23,270.00. Winner may forfeit the travel prize and instead may take both pre-paid cards; the ARV of this prize is $10,570.00.
CITRUS GRAND PRIZE (1 TOTAL): A getaway for winner and up to three (3) guests to Key West, Florida. Getaway includes one (1)  $3,400.00 pre-paid card that may be used to arrange for round-trip coach air transportation from gateway city nearest winner’s home to the Key West, Florida; accommodations for four (4) consecutive nights (2 bedroom villa; a chef prepared dinner including a citrus infused menu served in a citrus grove (all details of the event to be determined by Sponsor) and round trip transportation to the dinner and one (1) $5,520.00 pre-paid card. Getaway must be completed within one (1) year of winner being declared the official winner of the Sweepstakes (see Rule 6 for details) or prize will be forfeited. ARV of the getaway is $23,920.00.  Winner may forfeit the travel prize and instead may take both pre-paid cards; the ARV of this prize is $8,920.00.
For All Getaway Prizes:  Winner and guests may be filmed while participating in travel activities.  Sponsor will own this “Prize Footage” and may use this as outlined in Rule 9.  Actual value of each getaway may vary based on airfare fluctuations, dates of travel, and distance between departure and destination.  All getaways must be booked at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the travel dates. Travel and accommodations are at the Sponsor’s discretion and subject to availability, blackout dates, and change. Winner and his/her three (3) guests must travel on the same itinerary or prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner.  If in Sponsor’s sole discretion, round-trip air transportation is not required due to winner’s proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air transportation at Sponsor’s sole discretion and any difference in value will not be awarded.  Winner and his/her three (3) guests must comply with all travel requirements, which may include, without limitation, presenting necessary identification (including a valid driver’s license or passports for international travel) at the time of travel. Sponsor is not liable for any missed events or opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay. Winner may be required to provide a credit card at time of check-in to accommodations. Terms and conditions received with delivery of pre-paid card apply.  Any costs incurred due to changes to the original itinerary are solely the winner’s responsibility. In order for winner and his/her three (3) guests to participate in some of the travel activities, additional waivers and/or releases of liability may be required. Air transportation, ground transportation, meals, gratuities, personal purchases and all other expenses not specified herein are solely the winner’s responsibility. If a winner cannot accept prize as specified, applicable prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded.  Actual value depends on city/day/time of departure.  If the prize cannot be awarded for any reason including Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage, COVID-19 or any other natural disaster outside of Sponsor’s control then one (1) $5,000.00 pre-paid card will be awarded in lieu of the prize. [ST1] [ST2]
Prizes are non-transferable and no cash equivalent or substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.  If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value.  Prize winners will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prizes they receive, regardless of whether it, in whole or in part, is used. 
If Sponsor so elects, each potential winner and his/her three (3) guests may be required to submit to a confidential background check.  Such background check may include (but is not limited to) investigation of criminal, sexual offenses, or other arrest or conviction record, and any other factor deemed relevant by the Sponsor to help ensure that the potential winner and his/her three (3) guests will not bring the Sponsor into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Sponsor.  If requested, the potential winner and his/her three (3) guests agrees to sign waiver forms authorizing the release of personal and background information.  In the event of noncompliance, to be determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor, prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner (time permitting).
 
9.         PUBLICITY:  Acceptance of prize offered constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, voice, Prize Footage, biographical information and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide and on the Internet without notice or review or approval as permitted by law.
 
10.       RELEASE:  By accepting a prize, winner agrees to release and hold Anheuser-Busch, LLC, and Administrator harmless from all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage. 
 
11.       GENERAL CONDITIONS: Anheuser-Busch, LLC, Administrator, and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and agencies are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, unintelligible, returned or undelivered entries, telephone calls, text messages, email, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, miscommunications, failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hardware or software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this Sweepstakes or Website, or act in violation of the Official Rules, or act in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person, or violate Website’s terms of service, as solely determined by the Sponsor or Administrator, will be disqualified. Neither Sponsor, Administrator, nor their respective agencies are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by Website users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in this Sweepstakes, and assumes no responsibility for any errors, omission, deletion, interruption or delay in operation or transmission or communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized website access.  Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries, and may subject that entrant to disqualification.  Neither Sponsor, Administrator, nor their respective agencies are responsible for injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes.  Should any portion of Sweepstakes be, in the Sponsor’s or Administrator’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes, or submission of entries, Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right at their sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes, and randomly select the winner from valid entries received prior to action taken, or otherwise as may be deemed fair and equitable by the Sponsor. Text message entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the registered owner of the wireless number used to enter.  In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an online entrant, the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these rules.  The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the ISP or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.  All materials submitted become the property of Anheuser-Busch, LLC and will not be returned.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES; AS A RESULT, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND THE FOREGOING PARAGRAPHS SHALL NOT APPLY TO A RESIDENT OF NEW JERSEY TO THE EXTENT DAMAGES TO SUCH NEW JERSEY RESIDENT ARE THE RESULT OF SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR’S NEGLIGENT, FRAUDULENT OR RECKLESS ACT(S) OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT. 
 
12.       DISPUTE RESOLUTION: You agree that any claim or dispute at law or equity that has arisen or may arise relating in any way to or arising out of the Sweepstakes or the Official Rules will be resolved in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Dispute Resolution section. PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS AND WILL HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON HOW CLAIMS YOU AND WE HAVE AGAINST EACH OTHER ARE RESOLVED.
You agree that whenever you have a disagreement with Administrator or Sponsor arising out of, connected to, or in any way related to the Sweepstakes or the Official Rules, you will send a written notice to the Administrator (“Demand”). You agree that the requirements of this Dispute Resolution section will apply even to disagreements that may have arisen before you accepted these Official Rules. You must send the Demand to the following address (the “Notice Address”): Legal Department, Merkle Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075. You agree that you will not take any legal action, including filing a lawsuit or demanding arbitration, until 10 business days after you send a Demand. If the disagreement stated in the Demand is not resolved to your satisfaction within 10 business days after it is received, and you intend on taking legal action, you agree that you will file a demand for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (the “Arbitrator”). THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION LIMITS THE ABILITY OF YOU, ADMINISTRATOR, AND SPONSOR TO LITIGATE CLAIMS IN COURT AND YOU, ADMINISTRATOR, AND SPONSOR EACH AGREE TO WAIVE YOUR RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL OR A STATE OR FEDERAL JUDGE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT FILE ANY LAWSUIT AGAINST ADMINISTRATOR OR SPONSOR IN ANY STATE OR FEDERAL COURT. For any such filing of a demand for arbitration, you must effect proper service under the rules of the Arbitrator and notice to the Notice Address may not be sufficient. If, for any reason, the American Arbitration Association is unable to conduct the arbitration, you may file your case with any national arbitration company. The Arbitrator shall apply the AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules effective September 1, 2014 (as may be amended) and as modified by the agreement to arbitrate in this Dispute Resolution section. You agree that the Arbitrator will have sole and exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute you have with Administrator or Sponsor. The Federal Arbitration Act allows for the enforcement of arbitration agreements and governs the interpretation and enforcement of the agreement to arbitrate.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT FILE A CLASS ACTION OR COLLECTIVE ACTION AGAINST ADMINISTRATOR OR SPONSOR, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR COLLECTIVE ACTION AGAINST THEM. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT JOIN YOUR CLAIMS TO THOSE OF ANY OTHER PERSON. Notwithstanding any other provision in the Official Rules, if this class action waiver is invalidated, then the agreement to arbitrate is null and void, as though it were never entered into, and any arbitration dispute at that time will be dismissed without prejudice and may be refiled in a court. Under no circumstances do you, Administrator, or Sponsor agree to class or collective procedures in arbitration or the joinder of claims in arbitration. Administrator and Sponsor agree that we will submit all disputes with you to arbitration before the Arbitrator.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant, Administrator, and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any claim or dispute that has arisen or may arise between you, Administrator and Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Missouri without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.  The place of arbitration shall be St. Louis, Missouri.
 
13.       WINNER’S LIST:  For a winner’s list, visit  https://bit.ly/3oxmYze. The winner’s list will be posted for sixty (60) days after winner confirmation is complete. 
 
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