Coca-Cola – Month Of The Military Child Sweepstakes

Month of the Military Child Sweepstakes
Official Rules
1. Eligibility: The Month of the Military Child Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open
only to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) who are 18 years of age or older at
the time of entry and authorized DeCA Commissary and Exchange patrons. Employees
and non-employee workers of The Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola bottlers, Defense
Commissary Agency (“DeCA”), Mondelēz Global, LLC, HelloWorld, Inc., and their
respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and agents and those prize
providers and agencies that are involved in the development or execution of this
Sweepstakes or any of its materials, and the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings,
and children) and household members of each such person are not eligible. The
Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and
is void where prohibited by law.
2. Sponsor: The Coca-Cola Company, One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30313.
Administrator: HelloWorld, Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075.
3. Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrant fully and
unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the
Sponsor and Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the
4. Promotion Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”), April 1,
2018 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET, April 30, 2018 (the “Promotion Period”). Administrator’s
computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes.
5. How to Enter: There are 2 ways to enter:
a) Text Message Method of Entry: During the Promotion Period, using your 2-way
text-messaging-capable device (each a “Device”), text the keyword PURPLE to the
short code 26739. Then, input the requested information to confirm your date of birth.
If you are eligible, you will receive 1 entry into the Sweepstakes per text entry per
day. If you wish to opt out, text STOP to 26739. Text HELP to 26739 if you
would like more information. Send questions to By texting PURPLE to 26739, you agree that
you are providing Sponsor and Administrator express, written consent for you to
receive up to 7 text messages using automated technology in response to your
entry related to the Month of the Military Child Sweepstakes.
If you enter the Sweepstakes by text message, your wireless service provider’s text
message and data rates apply. Entrants should consult their wireless service
provider’s pricing plan for details. You agree to incur any and all charges demanded
by your wireless carrier. The Device that is used must be capable of sending and
receiving text messages. Entrants should check their Device’s features to see if they
have that capability and check the Device manual for specific use instructions. Entry
via text messaging may be limited and may not be available through all wireless
carriers or on all handsets. Supported carriers include AT&T , T-Mobile, Verizon
Wireless, U.S. Cellular, Sprint, Boost Mobile, Alltel, Cincinnati Bell, Cricket, and
Metro PCS. Consent is not required to buy goods and services. Your
participation in the Sweepstakes is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy,
which can be viewed by visiting as
well as the Administrator’s Mobile Terms and Conditions, which can be viewed
by visiting
b) Online Alternate Method of Entry: During the Promotion Period, visit and follow the links and instructions to
complete and submit the registration form, including providing a valid home address
and email address. P.O. Boxes are not permitted. You automatically will receive 1
entry into the Sweepstakes.
Limit: 1 Sweepstakes entry per person per day during the Promotion Period, regardless
of method of entry. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email
address or Device. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than 1 entry per day by
using multiple/different email addresses, Devices, identities, registrations or logins, or any
other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified
from the Sweepstakes. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar
entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes entry services) will
void all entries by that entrant. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized
account holder of the Device or email address used to enter 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.
Otherwise, the “authorized account holder” of a Device is the natural person in whose
name the Device has been issued and the services are billed. Potential winners may be
required to show proof of being the authorized account holders.
6. Drawings: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to
the selection of the potential winners are final and binding. On or about May 1, 2018,
Administrator will select the names of the potential winners in a random drawing of all
eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. The odds of winning a prize
depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
7. Requirements of Potential Winners: Potential winners must continue to comply with
the Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. If a potential
winner entered via text messaging, he/she will be notified by phone and/or text message
at the phone number of the Device used to enter the Sweepstakes and he/she must
respond within 5 days with the requested contact and mailing information or forfeit the
applicable prize. If the potential winner entered online, he/she will be contacted by email,
mail or phone. Each potential winner (or parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in
his/her state of residence) will be required to sign and return to Administrator, within 5
days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, a Declaration of Compliance, Liability
& Publicity Release (“Declaration”) (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her
prize and to fulfill any such other requirements as determined by Administrator. In the
event that any potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to complete the Declaration or
provide any required information in the required time frame, forfeits the prize or is
disqualified for any reason, Administrator will select an alternate potential winner in a
random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries up to 3 alternates. If the
alternate potential winners are disqualified, the applicable prize will not be awarded.
Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8 to 10 weeks after winner confirmation is complete.
8. Prizes:
1 GRAND PRIZE: A check for $5,000 to be used for education. Approximate Retail
Value (“ARV”): $5,000.
5 FIRST PRIZES: A check for $1,000 to be used for education. ARV: $1,000.
For all Prizes: No substitution, exchange or transfer of prize by any winner. Sponsor
reserves the right to substitute any prize for one of equal or greater value. Each prize
winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.
Limit: 1 prize per person. Total ARV of all prizes: $10,000.
9. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s
consent for Sponsor and its designees to use entrant’s name, likeness, prize information,
city and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further
10. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the
Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but, not limited to, fraud,
virus or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a)
suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes
in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) cancel the
Sweepstakes and award the prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible entries
received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole
discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the
operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or
any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any
person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of
criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the
right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The
Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver
of that provision.
11. Release and Limitations of Liability: Except where prohibited, by participating in the
Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless The Coca-Cola Company,
Coca-Cola bottlers, DeCA, Mondelēz Global, LLC, HelloWorld, Inc., and their respective
parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotional partners, prize partners, agents and
agencies, and the officers, directors and employees of them (the “Released Parties”)
from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the
Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized
human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers,
servers, providers, printers or telephone, cellular networks, or network lines; (c) printing
errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries;
(e) late, lost, or undeliverable mail; or (f) 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
Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action,
the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the
Sweepstakes and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.
Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to,
punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. 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 Sweepstakes entry, if it is possible. If the Sweepstakes,
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 prize 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 herein 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, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
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, the Official Rules,
or the Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s Privacy Policy (including Mobile Terms and
Conditions) 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, the Official Rules, or the
Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s Privacy Policy (including Mobile Terms and Conditions),
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 or the Sponsor’s and/or
Administrator’s Privacy Policy (including Mobile Terms and Conditions). You must send
the Demand to the following address (the “Notice Address”): Legal Department,
HelloWorld, 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. You agree that if you do sue in state or federal
court, and Administrator or Sponsor brings a successful motion to compel arbitration, you
must pay all fees and costs incurred by Administrator and Sponsor in court, including
reasonable attorney’s fees. 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
(and 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. The place of arbitration shall be Oakland
County, Michigan.
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, or the Sponsor’s and/or
Administrator’s Privacy Policy (including Mobile Terms and Conditions), 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 Michigan without giving
effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.
13. Winner List: For a winner list, visit The winner list will be posted
after winner confirmation is complete.