Bees Meetups – Win APPLEBEES in Gift Cards valued at $3,120

Applebee’s® BeesMeetup 2016 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR WIRELESS DEVICE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE ON THE DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL US TERRITORIES & POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY.

Sponsors: BTC Revolutions (“BTC”), 304 Arlington Rd., Brookville, OH 45309 and Applebee’s Services, Inc., 8140 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114.
Administrator(s): BTC.
Prize Provider: BTC.
Sweepstakes Entities: Applebee’s Services, Inc., BTC, and their affiliates.

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY TWITTER OR FACEBOOK.

Message and data rates may apply when participating, see Section 4 for details.

1. Acceptance of Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, you hereby accept and agree to these official rules of this Sweepstakes (the “Official Rules”), and the decisions of the Sweepstakes Entities in connection with this Sweepstakes, whose decisions are final.

2. Eligibility. This Sweepstakes is offered and open to persons who are: (a) legal residents of the United States (includes Washington DC); and (b) at least 18 years of age or older on the date of entry in this Sweepstakes. Employees and directors, and their immediate family members, of the Sweepstakes Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies are not eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. For purpose of the foregoing “immediate family” means parents, spouses, children, siblings or any members of the same households of such employees and directors. This Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited or restricted by law.

3. Sweepstakes Period. The Sweepstakes begins on January 25, 2016 at 12:01 AM PT (3:01 AM ET) and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on February 21, 2016 (2:59:59 AM ET on February 22, 2016) (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

4. Entering the Sweepstakes.
To enter the Sweepstakes, go to www.beesmeetup.com and create your BeesMeetup according to the instructions set forth thereon. To be eligible to win, you must properly create a BeesMeetup (in accordance with the instructions set forth on www.beesmeetup.com) that complies with the Promotion Entry Requirements set forth in these Official Rules and receive at least two (2) RSVPs (including entrant) during the Sweepstakes Period. Each properly created BeesMeetup that complies with the Promotion Entry Requirements and that receives at least two (2) RSVPs (including entrant) will receive one valid entry (“Promotion Entry”) into the Sweepstakes. Limit one Promotion Entry per person, per email, per social media account, as applicable.
Please see the privacy policy located at http://www.applebees.com for details regarding the collection and use of personal information associated with this Sweepstakes.
Promotion Entry Requirements:
a. must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, in the sole determination of the Sweepstakes
Entities;
b. must not include threats to any person, place, business, group or world peace;
c. except for the topic provided by the Sweepstakes Entities herein, must not include thoughts, ideas, lyrics, music, sound recordings, video works, audio-visual works, if applicable (other than as provided herein) or any creative element other than the criteria set forth herein;
d. must be in English;
e. shall not be disparaging, abusive, sexually explicit, sexually suggestive, offensive, illegal, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, indecent, in bad taste, reflect negatively on the Sweepstakes Entities (or any of them), promote or incite violence, terrorism, or illegal acts, or be otherwise objectionable (all as determined by the Sweepstakes Entities in their sole discretion);
f. must not: i) infringe any third party’s rights, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, right of publicity, right of privacy or trade secret and, must not in any way violate applicable laws and regulations; and ii) contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service or contain or reference any third party names, logos, service marks, trademarks, trade names or trade dress; and
g. must satisfy all eligibility requirements set forth herein.
The determination of whether a Promotion Entry meets the above requirements and the Official Rules shall be at the Sweepstakes Entities’ sole discretion. If a Promotion Entry is deemed by the Sweepstakes Entities to violate any Promotion Entry Requirement or other requirement(s) of these Official Rules, the Promotion Entry shall be subject to disqualification by Sponsors and shall not be eligible to win a prize if disqualified. By submitting a Promotion Entry, you grant the Sweepstakes Entities a perpetual, worldwide, royalty free license to publish, reproduced, modify and perform publicly the Promotion Entry on the BeesMeetup website (www.beesmeetup.com), and on such other media and platforms as the Sweepstakes Entities may determine, including on websites and any digital or social media sites of the Sweepstakes Entities, with no compensation to you. Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to reproduce the Promotion Entry in full (or to not reproduce any particular Promotion Entry at all), or edit and enhance the Promotion Entry at their discretion. Sweepstakes Entities are authorized to use or not use the Promotion Entry as they see fit, including usage in any and all print, digital, radio, television or other advertising. Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to disqualify any Promotion Entry at any time during or after the Sweepstakes Period and for any reason or for no reason at all in Sweepstakes Entities’ sole discretion. By entering this
Sweepstakes, Participants agree that they will be bound by these Official Rules and the terms hereunder, including but not limited to the releases of liability and licenses granted herein, including the decisions of the Sweepstakes Entities, which are final and binding in all respects.
If you are a wireless service subscriber and have a smart phone, tablet or other wireless device that allows you access to the BeesMeetup website via mobile Internet and/or to download the Twitter Service mobile application (“App”), and/or the Facebook Service App, you may also enter the Sweepstakes via any of those devices during the Sweepstakes Period (as defined above). You may be charged data rates for accessing the Twitter Service and/or Facebook Service in accordance to the Terms and Conditions of your Service Agreement with your wireless carrier. Each wireless carrier’s rate plan may vary, and participants should contact their wireless carrier for information on rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Sweepstakes. Mobile and wireless service is offered on an ‘as is’ basis, may not be available in all areas at all times, and may not continue to work in the event of product, software, coverage or other service changes made by your wireless carrier. Your wireless service carrier may change or discontinue your service, may charge you additional amounts at any time by giving you prior notice and/or it may discontinue service if you disagree to additional charges.
5. Prizes and Odds of Winning. Grand Prize. There will be one (1) Grand Prize that consists of one lump sum of $3,120 in Applebee’s gift cards (or $60/week for 52 weeks; based on average consumption). Total approximate retail value of Grand Prize is Three Thousand One Hundred Twenty Dollars (US $3,120.00).
Gift Card Terms & Conditions: This gift card is usable up to
balance only to purchase goods or services at any Applebee’s® Grill & Bar in the U.S. and
Canada or through applebees.com. Not usable to purchase gift cards. Card is not redeemable for
cash unless required by law. Card will not be replaced or replenished if lost, stolen, damaged or
used without authorization. ACM Cards, Inc. or the Franchisee of the independently owned
restaurant where card was purchased is the card issuer. ACM or Franchisee may delegate its
issuer obligations to an assignee. Purchase, use or acceptance of card constitutes acceptance of
these terms. Inquiries, complete terms and restaurant location information:
visit applebees.com or call 1-800-252-6722.
There will be no substitution, transfer or cash equivalent for prizes, except at the sole discretion of Sponsors, which may substitute prizes of comparable value. The prizes do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. All federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to stop the Prize Winner from participating in any portion of the Prize, if Prize Winner engages in any conduct the Sweepstakes Entities deem to be improper or otherwise adverse.
No assignment, transfer, conversion to cash or cash redemption or substitution of Prizes is permitted, except Administrator reserves the right to substitute any Prize with a prize of comparable or greater value should any Prize or its components become unavailable. Prizes are solely for personal use and may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion. All Prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sweepstakes Entities.

6. Winner(s) may be required to execute and return to Sweepstakes Entities a liability and publicity release and affidavit of eligibility (except where prohibited) within ten (10) days of notice of winning. In the event that a Winner fails to execute and return a liability release and affidavit of eligibility (except where prohibited) within ten (10) days of notice of winning, their prize may be forfeited and Administrator may randomly select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible Promotion Entries.
Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes Entities to use Winner’s name and/or likeness and/or winning Promotion Entry for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
7. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Winners will be notified via an email sent to the email address provided upon the creation of the qualifying “Meetup” at www.beesmeetup.com. Failure to respond to contact by Sponsor within 5 days may result in disqualification of the winner, forfeiture of his or her interest in all prizes and selection of a substitute winner from among all remaining eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to randomly select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries.
A complete list of winners will be available upon request with an email to giftcards@bee- famous.com.
8. Prize Restrictions and Taxes. In the event that a Prize is not claimed within 15 business days of notification per these Official Rules, Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right to forfeit the prize. The Winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes on prizes and all other expenses related to the acceptance or use of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any fees, costs or additional charges resulting from the use of the prizes.
Prize Taxes. All federal, state, local and other tax liabilities arising from this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, winning a Prize, will be the sole responsibility of the Winner. Administrator will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one- year period to the Internal Revenue Service. Winner will receive a Form 1099 from Administrator if Administrator reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service.
9. Improper Conduct. Administrator, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant from participation in or use of any or all portions of this Sweepstakes, and refuse to award a Prize, if entrant engages in any conduct Administrator deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Sweepstakes or detrimental to other entrants of the Sweepstakes. Such improper conduct includes, without limitation, falsifying personal information required during entrant registration or Prize claim, violating any term or condition stated herein, accumulating entries through methods such as automated computer scripts or any other programming techniques, allowing others to use entrant’s personal information for the purpose of accumulating entries, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise tamper with the computer programs in connection with this Sweepstakes. Winner(s) agree that Administrator may void any part of the Prize that a Winner may have won and/or require the return of any part of the Prize that the Winner may have won as a result of such improper conduct. Winners further acknowledges that any forfeiture of a Prize and/or return of a Prize shall in no way prevent Administrator from pursuing other avenues of recourse such as criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct.
WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, EACH OF THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
10. Integrity of Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which Administrator, in its sole opinion believes could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Administrator reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes and select a Winner from entries received prior to the action taken or in such other manner as Administrator may deem fair and appropriate.
11. Lost or Corrupted Entries. The Sweepstakes Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, lost, late, incomplete, corrupted, stolen, misdirected, illegible or postage due entries or mail, if applicable; or for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. The Sweepstakes Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by registration information submitted by end users or tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes, and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the Sweepstakes.
12. Damaged Property. Sweepstakes Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, injury or damage to any entrants or to any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from this Sweepstakes.
13. Sweepstakes Errors. The Sweepstakes Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity: (a) in the Sweepstakes; (b) in any related advertising or promotion of this Sweepstakes; and/or (c) in these Official Rules. In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) in these Official Rules, Administrator reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes or to correct any such ambiguity or error (s) without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
14. Prize and Winners. The Sweepstakes Entities, and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies, assume no liability and are not responsible for, and you/entrant hereby forever waive/s any rights to any claim in connection with, the selection and announcement of a Winner, the distribution of any Prize, the acceptance/possession and/or
use/misuse of any part of any Prize and/or any injury or damage to any entrant’s or third person’s property related to or resulting from any part of a Prize or any part of this Sweepstakes.
15. Release and Indemnity. Each entrant in this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the Prize Winner, hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, participation in this Sweepstakes and participation in any activity related to this Sweepstakes.
16. Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
17. Disclaimer of Warranties. THE SWEEPSTAKES AND PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
18. Identity Disputes. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Winner based on an e-mail address, social media account or wireless phone number, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address or, if no valid email address is provided or available, the phone number submitted at time of registration via the BeesMeetup website and entry into the Sweepstakes. For purposes of these Official Rules, “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail 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 e-mail address.
19. Binding Arbitration. The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of JAMS. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of California, in the City of Los Angeles and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having
jurisdiction thereof.
20. Governing Law and Jurisdiction. This promotion is governed by US law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Administrator in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in Section 21 of these Official Rules and/or for entering any judgment on an arbitration award, shall take place in the State of California, in the City of Los Angeles.
21. Winners List/Official Rules. The full name of Winner(s) may be posted and the Official Rules will be posted on the BeesMeetup website at www.beesmeetup.com. For the list of Winners, contact Sponsor.