Coca-Cola – New York City Wine & Food Festival Sweepstakes

Coca-Cola and New York City Wine & Food Festival Sweepstakes
Official Rules
1. Eligibility: Coca-Cola and New York City Wine & Food Festival Sweepstakes (the
“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New
Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry.
Employees and non-employee workers of The Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola bottlers,
Wakefern Food Corp. and its cooperative members, 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 elsewhere and
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 Sweepstakes.
4. Promotion Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”), August
12, 2018, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET, September 15, 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 CHEF 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
CHEF 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 Coca-Cola & Food Network &
Cooking Channel NYC Wine & Food Festival 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. 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 winner may be required to show
proof of being the authorized account holder.
6. Drawing: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the
selection of the potential winner are final and binding. On or about September 17, 2018,
Administrator will select the name of the potential winner in a random drawing of all eligible
entries received during the Promotion Period. The odds of winning the prize depend on
the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
7. Requirements of Potential Winner: Potential winner must continue to comply with the
Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. If the 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. If the potential winner entered
online, he/she will be contacted by email, mail, or phone. The potential Grand Prize winner
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”) in order to claim his/her prize and to fulfill any such other requirements as
determined by Administrator. In the event that the potential winner cannot be contacted,
fails to complete the Declaration or provide any additional 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, if
time permits, up to 3 alternates. If the alternate potential winners are disqualified, the prize
will not be awarded.
8. Prize:
1 GRAND PRIZE: Opportunity for the winner to assist an award-winning chef in the
Coca-Cola Kitchen during a Culinary Demonstration presented by Capital One® at the
Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival’s Grand Tasting
presented by ShopRite (“the Event”). Prize package includes 6 single-day access tickets,
for winner and 5 guests, to the Event on October 13, 2018, terms and conditions apply;
round trip, coach-class air transportation for 6 from a major airport near winner’s home
(determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); 1 night’s accommodations at Sponsor’s
choice of hotel (3 rooms, double occupancy per room); a $500 gift card that may be used
toward spending money or taxes; and travel agent services. Terms and conditions apply.
Tickets can be redeemed at the Event on October 13, 2018. Approximate Retail Value: up
to $8,960 depending on winner’s home location and need for air travel.
Winner and guests must travel together and on same itinerary. Travel 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
these Official Rules, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed
in the passenger ticket contract. If trip destination is less than 250 miles from the winner’s
residence, winner will be provided $200 in spending money for driving expenses in lieu of
air transportation. Sponsor is not responsible if any scheduled event is delayed, postponed
or cancelled for any reason and winner will not be reimbursed. Tickets may be subject to
issuer’s standard rain-check policies and procedures. All expenses, travel, and other costs
not expressly stated in the package description above are the sole responsibility of winner.
Each of winner’s guests must be at least 21 years of age. Travel companions must execute
liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of prize documents. Restrictions, conditions
and limitations may apply. Lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, vouchers or certificates will
not be replaced. By accepting ticket prize, winner agrees to abide by any terms, conditions
and restrictions provided by the ticket. Sponsor is not responsible if winner does not use
ticket on day of Event. The ARV of travel may vary based on airfare fluctuations and
distance between departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference between
actual and approximate retail value.
No substitution, exchange, or transfer of prize by winner. Sponsor reserves the right to
substitute the prize or any component for one of equal or greater value, as well as the travel
substitution mentioned above which would impact the total ARV. The winner is responsible
for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Total ARV: up to $8,960
depending on winner’s home location and need for air travel.
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 video, voice, any comments, testimonials or other feedback
related to prize or Sweepstakes experience, whether written or oral, for promotional
purposes in any media without further consideration.
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, Wakefern Food Corp. and its cooperative members, 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, including related travel and sous chef/assistant experience. 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.
This arbitration provision shall survive conclusion, modification or termination of the
Sweepstakes and suspension, revocation, closure, modification, or amendments to the
Official Rules, the Administrator’s Mobile Terms and Conditions, and any aspect of the
relationship of the parties relating to or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes.
13. Winner List: For a winner list, visit The winner list will be posted after
winner confirmation is complete.