Diageo Beer – F20 Guinness Brewer’s Dinner – Win a trip for him/herself and up to three guests to visit the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe

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F20 GUINNESS BREWER’S DINNER SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR
CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED
STATES, WHO ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR
RESTRICTED BY LAW.
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1. This sweepstakes begins at or after 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on November 1, 2019
and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. (ET) on December 31, 2019. To enter, follow these two (2)
steps:
a. Go to www GUINNESSBREWERYDINNERSWEEPS.com (“Website”) and verify
your age.
b. Provide your name, date of birth, state, zip code, telephone number and e-mail
address and follow the on-screen instructions.
You may instead receive a link to the mobile version of the Website by sending a text message
with the word BREWERY from your handset addressed to 55755. A link to the mobile version
of the Website will be sent back to you (the user) via reply text message. Follow the above steps
to enter the Sweepstakes on your mobile device. For additional support, text HELP to 55755 or
STOP to cancel at any time. Check your phone capabilities for specific text messaging
instructions. For the avoidance of doubt, sending text alone will NOT result in entry; the entry
form must also be completed and submitted on the (mobile) Website in accordance with the
provided instructions.
Internet access and valid e-mail address are required to enter the Sweepstakes. If utilizing the
mobile version of the Website, wireless Internet access and/or other fees may apply; if accessing
the mobile version of the Website via link provided by reply text message, standard text
messaging fees apply and user will be charged for all text messages sent and received from their
handset according to the terms in their individual Calling Plan with their cellular provider. In all
cases, please consult your wireless service provider regarding your pricing plan. Not all cellular
phone providers carry necessary service to enter via mobile website or to receive a link to the
mobile website via text messaging service. Wireless Internet access and text messaging service
are not available in all areas.
All entries must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. ET on December 31, 2019. There is a
limit of one (1) entry per person. Multiple entries will automatically result in disqualification.
Receipt of entry may be acknowledged by Sponsor but any such acknowledgment is not binding
other than indicating that entry has been received. No alterations or forged entries are permitted.
The prize will be awarded to the name corresponding to the e-mail address indicated on entry
form.
Sponsor is not responsible for technical difficulties, telephone or cell phone service disruptions
or other equipment or service issues which might affect the ability of a Website (or mobile
Website) visitor to enter on-line; the ability of a person to receive a link to (mobile) Website via
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text message; or the ability of the Sponsor to notify the winner. Sponsor assumes no
responsibility for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, illegible, corrupted, jumbled, inaccessible,
incomplete, incorrect entries or other Sweepstakes materials, all of which are void. Facsimiles or
mechanical reproductions will not be accepted. All entries become the property of the Sponsor
and will not be returned.
Entrants’ personal information will only be used for purposes of Sweepstakes administration,
unless an entrant expressly consents beforehand in writing to such other use by Sponsor. For
more information, please review Diageo’s Privacy & Cookie Notice at
https://footer.diageohorizon.com/dfs/assets/www.guinness.com/PrivacyPolicy_uen.html?locale=
uen-us. In the event of any discrepancy between the privacy policy and these Official Rules, the
privacy policy shall control and govern.
2. Prize: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for
him/herself and up to three (3) guests (each of whom must be 21 or older) to visit the
Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe, MD. Trip is for three (3) days, two (2)
nights, including: roundtrip coach air travel from major commercial airport nearest
winner’s residence to Baltimore (airports are of Sponsor’s sole choosing); (1) Tour of the
Guinness Open Gate Brewery (which may include persons other than Grand Prize
Winner and guests); (1) $500 gift card (which Grand Prize Winner may use for travel
expenses or otherwise; issuer of gift card is of Sponsor’s sole choosing; gift card is
subject to terms and conditions indicated thereon/provided therewith); (1) dinner at the
Guinness Open Gate Brewery (Sponsor’s choice of restaurant or private room) with
participation of Guinness Representative (Guinness Brewery Ambassador), subject to
his/her availability and professional commitments (specific Guinness Brewery
Ambassador to be selected by Sponsor; if Guinness Brewery Ambassador is unavailable
for any reason, remaining elements of Grand Prize shall constitute entire liability of
Sponsor as participation of Guinness Brewery Ambassador has no retail value; additional
restrictions apply to participation of Guinness Brewery Ambassador); and standard,
double occupancy accommodations for winner and guests for two (2) nights at a hotel of
Sponsor’s sole choosing in Baltimore. Dinner consists of food and non-alcohol
beverages: Alcohol beverages are not part of the Grand Prize. Menu for dinner will
be set by Guinness Open Gate Brewery in its sole discretion; while Sponsor and Guinness
Open Gate Brewery will endeavor to accommodate the dietary restrictions of Grand Prize
winner and his/her guests, Sponsor and Guinness Open Gate Brewery disclaim any and
all liability should Grand Prize winner and/or his/her guests find the menu to be
inappropriate or unsuitable in any regard (and, in such case, no substitute prize or
compensation will be awarded.) Prize Winner and guests must conduct themselves at all
times in a socially responsible, respectful and appropriate manner (including but not
limited to during the dinner and interaction with Guinness Brewery Ambassador in
conjunction therewith); and, should winner and/or guest(s) fail to do so, Grand Prize may
be immediately terminated and the Sponsor may pursue other legal sanctions against the
winner and/or guest(s). If Grand Prize winner chooses to travel without the full
complement of three (3) guests, Grand Prize will be awarded in increments appropriate
for the actual number of travelers and no substitute prize or compensation will be
awarded and, accordingly, the Grand Prize value will be less than the amount indicated
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below. If winner lives within reasonable driving distance of the Guinness Open Gate
Brewery in Halethorpe, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, air travel element
of Grand Prize will be replaced with ground transportation and no substitute prize or
compensation will be awarded and, accordingly, the Grand Prize value will be less than
the amount indicated below. Trip is subject to availability, blackout dates and other
restrictions. Without limitation, the trip must be booked by March 1, 2020 and completed
by July 31, 2020 or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected in
Sponsor’s sole discretion. Valid travel documents are required for travel and are the sole
responsibility of Grand Prize winner and guests. Prize must be accepted as set forth
above; if any element of prize is unclaimed or unused by winner, such prize element will
be forfeited. All costs/expenses not specified in these Official Rules with respect to the
Grand Prize are the winner’s sole responsibility.
Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize is $4,600.00. Retail value may vary depending on
point of departure and other factors.
3.Winner Determination: Winner will be determined in a random drawing on or January 3,
2020 by an independent third party judging organization (“Judges”) whose decisions will be
final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning will be determined by the
total number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified by phone and/or e-mail
(method of notification is of Sponsor’s sole determination) on or about January 6, 2020.
Grand Prize winner will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release
and a Publicity Release (where lawful) within five (5) days of notification (or such shorter
amount of time that Sponsor may designate) or prize will be forfeited and may be awarded
to another winner at sponsor’s sole discretion. If Grand Prize winner cannot be located or
does not respond to attempt to be notified within three (3) days (or such shorter amount of
time that Sponsor may designate at time of notification), prize will automatically be
forfeited, and an alternate winner may be selected at sponsor’s sole discretion. Each guest of
Grand Prize winner must sign and return a Liability Release and a Publicity Release (where
lawful) within five (5) days of notification of Grand Prize winner (or such shorter amount of
time that Sponsor may designate at time of winner notification) or such person will not be
permitted to accompany the Grand Prize winner on the trip as a guest and Sponsor in its sole
discretion may allow winner to select another person as a replacement guest (contingent
upon such replacement guest being 21 years of age or older and signing/returning a Liability
Release and Publicity Release (where lawful)). If Sponsor determines in its sole discretion
that sufficient time does not remain prior to the trip for selection and verification of
replacement guest(s), Grand Prize winner must accept the prize without the full complement
of three (3) guests; and, winner will not receive any additional prize or compensation in
conjunction therewith.
Winner and guests agree that an electronic signature/affirmation or facsimile version of the
Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release (where lawful) or
Liability Release and Publicity Release (where lawful), as applicable, shall have the same
legal force and effect as a hand-signed document. Notwithstanding the foregoing, should
Sponsor determine in its sole discretion that the electronically signed/affirmed/facsimile
version of the Affidavit/Release or Release (for guest) is not acceptable, Sponsor may
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condition award of Grand Prize or accompanying winner on the Grand Prize trip on return of
the actual hand-signed document.
Except where prohibited, acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s consent to use of his/her
name, likeness and biographical data for advertising and promotional purposes without
additional compensation. Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate,
modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the promotion without notice or further obligation.
Prize information will be provided to winner upon proof of eligibility. Winner must furnish
valid proof of age (for example, a driver’s license, birth certificate or passport). An
Affidavit/Release must be provided to Judges before prize can be received. No prize will be
awarded unless the Affidavit/Release has been received by Judges.
4. Eligibility: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States, who are 21
years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees
of the following entities and members of their families or households are not eligible for
participation under any circumstances: Diageo Beer Company USA, its affiliates, printers,
advertising and promotion agencies, alcohol beverage suppliers, importers, wholesalers,
distributors or retailers. All federal, state and local laws apply.
5. General Conditions: Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional
agreement to abide by and accept the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. No
substitution of prize or cash equivalent except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. (With regard to the
gift card element of the Grand Prize, the preceding is subject to State laws which allow for the
holder of a gift card to redeem same for its cash value, to the extent applicable). Prize is non-
transferable except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. All federal, state and local taxes on prize
are winner’s sole responsibility. By accepting prize, winner waives the right to assert as a cost of
winning said prize, any and all costs of redemption or travel to redeem said prize and any and all
liability that might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. It is the winner’s sole
responsibility to arrange transportation to and from the major commercial airport nearest
winner’s residence. Winner and all guests must travel on the same itinerary. Sponsor reserves
the right to conduct a background check of any criminal records of prize winner and his/her
guests. To the extent necessary and permitted by law, prize winner and his/her guests shall
authorize this background check. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify
prize winner and/or his/her guest(s) based on the background check. Winner also accepts sole
responsibility for any miscellaneous costs relating to acceptance of prize.
Entrants hereby agree to indemnify and hold Sponsor harmless from and against any third party
claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and
expenses, including attorney fees and court costs, arising out of any breach or alleged breach of
any of the warranties and representations set forth above and/or participation in this Sweepstakes
(regardless of the cause of such injury, damage or loss) and/or the delivery and/or subsequent use
or misuse of awarded prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Sponsor makes no
representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind (including the warranty of merchantability or
fitness for intended purpose) regarding prize or any element thereof.
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The value of the prize won by a participant under the sweepstakes may be taxable as income to
its winner. Winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees associated with the
prize. Winner will be issued an IRS Form W-9 with the Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability
Release and a Publicity Release (where lawful) and a subsequent IRS Form 1099. Upon receipt
of prize, the winner shall be required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and
local law, rules and regulations.
In consideration of his/her receipt of any prize, prize winner for himself or herself and his or her
guests, heirs, personal representatives and assigns shall voluntarily and knowingly completely
and forever release, waive and discharge Sponsor and all related parties from and against any and
every kind of claim, demand, injury, costs, attorney fees, right, liability or cause of action or
other liabilities of whatever kind or nature, known or unknown, absolute or contingent, and
whether or not fixed, which the prize winner ever had, now has or might in the future have
arising in any way or related to this Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, prize winner’s
participation in the Sweepstakes; prize winner’s Sweepstakes entry; use of prize winner’s name,
likeness, biographical information, signature, image or likeness; prize winner’s receipt, use or
inability to use any prize or part thereof, including but not limited to injury or loss sustained in
any travel related to the prize; financial claims; physical and/or emotional injury; and/or any
other legal claim that may arise, whether under contract, tort, warranty or any other theory or
claim.
Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or
terminate the promotion at any time without notice or further obligation.
6. Text Message Conditions. By participating in this Sweepstakes via text message, entrants
authorize Sponsor to provide their text messaging address. Sweepstakes is intended for
participation in the United States only and shall be construed only according to United States
law. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you authorize Sponsor to communicate with you by
text messaging regarding Sweepstakes participation for the duration of the Sweepstakes; Sponsor
will not send other/promotional text messages to you without your prior express consent.
Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for SMS communications/text messages (whether
sent by or to entrant) not received due to lost, failed, delayed or interrupted connections or
miscommunications, or to other electronic malfunctions, delays, or errors of any kind in the
transmission or receipt of SMS communications/text messages. Sponsor is not responsible for
incorrect or inaccurate SMS communication/text message information, whether caused by any
human or technological error that may occur in the processing of SMS communications/text
messages in this Sweepstakes.
7. Electronic Entries: In the event of a dispute, online entries (including entries made on mobile
Website) will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted
at time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-
mail address by an internet access provider, online service, or other organization that is
responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost,
late, damaged, illegible, misdirected, incomplete entries, or for online entries (including entries
made on mobile Website) not received due to lost, failed, delayed or interrupted connections or
miscommunications, or to other electronic malfunctions, delays, or errors of any kind in the
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transmission or receipt of online entries. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate
entry information, whether caused by website visitors or by any human or technological error
that may occur in the processing of online entries (including entries made on mobile Website) in
this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or a
portion of the Sweepstakes, should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond control of the Sponsor
corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY
ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE (INCLUDING
MOBILE WEBSITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS
SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS; 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.
8. Winner’s List: For winner’s list, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to
DIA1527166W F20 Guinness Brewer’s Dinner Sweepstakes P.O. Box 1008, Rocky Hill, CT
06067-1008. All requests for the winner’s list must be postmarked by January 31, 2020 and
received by February 14, 2020.
Sponsor: Diageo Beer Company USA, Norwalk, CT.
Diageo Beer Company USA, Norwalk, CT.
Please Drink Responsibly.