Dippin’ Dots – Ice Cream Of The Future Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES: DIPPIN’ DOTS ICE CREAM OF THE FUTURE SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
THE PROMOTION (defined below) IS SUBJECT TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND BY ENTERING, EACH ENTRANT UNCONDITIONALLY AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THEM.
The DIPPIN’ DOTS ICE CREAM OF THE FUTURE SWEEPSTAKES Promotion (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) and Puerto Rico who are at least thirteen (13) years old at the time of entry. Void in Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories and possessions, overseas military installations and where prohibited by law. Employees of Dippin’ Dots LLC or any other company or individual involved with the design, production, execution, or distribution of the Promotion, or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year whether related or not) of each such employee are not eligible. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
BY ENTERING, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OLD AT TIME OF ENTRY AND HAVE YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN’S CONSENT TO ENTER. By entering into the Promotion, you represent and warrant that you either (i) are age 18 or older or (ii) are the parent or legal guardian of a minor at least thirteen (13) years old and have the legal right to consent to and do hereby consent to these Official Rules on behalf of that minor (each such individual an “Entrant”; if the parent or legal guardian of the minor, the parent and/or legal guardian and the minor are collectively the “Entrant”).
2. Sponsor and Administrator
Sponsor and Administrator: Dippin’ Dots, LLC, 5101 Charter Oak Drive, Paducah, KY 42001 (“Sponsor”).
The Promotion begins on or about February 1, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. Central Time (“CT”) and ends on February 28, 2023 at 12:00 P.M. CT (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.
4. How to Enter
To enter, Entrants must visit www.dippindots.com/dotcrazy/signup (the “Website”) during the Promotion Period and access, fill out and submit the online entry form found at the Website.
Entrants will receive one (1) entry into the Promotion upon successful completion and submission of the online entry form found via the Website. Sponsor reserves the right to contact Entrants whose email address is submitted as part of this Promotion. Entrants may then choose to opt-out of future email notifications. Personally-identifying information of Entrants shall be used by Sponsor only with respect to this Promotion, and shall be destroyed after the end of the Promotion and the acceptance of Prizes except to the extent Sponsor is required by law to maintain and/or disclose such information.
ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THEY WILL NOT SUBMIT IN ANY FORM OR MANNER ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF A MINOR CHILD YOUNGER THAN 13 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY (“Prohibited Personally Identifying Information”). SPONSOR DOES NOT SEEK TO USE, DISSIMINATE OR COLLECT PROHIBITED PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THROUGH THE PROMOTION, AND ANY ENTRY THAT INCLUDES PROHIBITED PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO DISQUALIFICATION AND DESTRUCTION SHOULD SPONSOR OBTAIN ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE THAT SAID ENTRY INCLUDES PROHIBITED PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.
Prohibited Personally Identifying Information includes the following information of an individual under 13 years of age: first and last names; home or physical addresses, including street name and city or town name; online contact information, such as email address or anything that permits direct contact with a person online; screen or user names; telephone numbers; social security numbers; photograph, video, or audio file that contains child’s image or voice; or geolocation information able to identify street name or city or town name.
Limit of one (1) entry per internet protocol address during the Promotion Period. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries/registrations, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any entry/registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter/ register 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. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
5. Winners Selection
Prize Drawing: There are two (2) potential prizes set forth in detail below (referred to as a “Prize” or “Grand Prize”) and eighty-eight (88) potential Prize Winners (as defined below).
On or after March 1, 2023, eight-eight (88) potential winners will be randomly selected from all eligible online entries received during the Promotion Period. The first of the entries drawn will be eligible for a Grand Prize, as detailed below, and the Entrants of such entries will be notified by email to the email address provided at the time of entry. These potential winners will be required to respond to such notification within five (5) days of the first notification attempt, which response shall include his/her mailing address. Sponsor shall have no liability for any prize winner notification of any kind that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. Each Grand Prize Winner (or if he/she is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) shall also be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release, which must be completed, executed and returned within fourteen (14) days of the date on Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within five (5) days of the first notification attempt or within fourteen (14) days of the date on the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release, or if the Prize or prize notification or Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her Prize and an alternate winner may be randomly selected by Sponsor. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with or does not agree with these Official Rules or declines a Prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may (at Sponsor’s sole discretion) be selected. Sponsor may successively attempt to contact up to two (2) potential winners of each Prize in accordance with such procedure, and if there is still no confirmed Prize Winner of the Prize in question after such attempts have been made, such Prize may go unawarded. Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, randomly select additional entries should additional entries be required to award Prizes. The foregoing process is the “Prize Selection Process.” Upon verification by Sponsor that the Entrant/potential prize winner contacted by Sponsor as a potential winner pursuant to the Prize Selection Process is eligible to win in accordance with these Official Rules, and upon agreement by the potential winner of these Official Rules and acceptance of a Prize, the Entrant/potential winner will be a “Prize Winner” or “Winner” or “Grand Prize Winner”.
One (1) GRAND PRIZE is available each consisting only of: (i) a Dippin’ Dots-branded Bean Bag Chair; (ii) a Dippin’ Dots tee shirt; (iii) a Dippin’ Dots-branded fanny pack; (iv) a Dippin’ Dots-branded Rubik’s cube; (v) a Dippin’ Dots sticker. Potential winners shall be contacted and confirmed in accordance with the Prize Selection Process and shall obtain the certificate from Sponsor via electronic mail which must be redeemed online at a website provided by Sponsor on or by the expiration date. Total Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of all Grand Prizes: $428.71 USD.
Runner Up Prize
Eighty-seven (87) RUNNER UP PRIZES are available each consisting only of: (i) a Dippin’ Dots-branded tee shirt; (ii) a Dippin’ Dots-branded fanny pack; and (iii) a Dippin’ Dots-branded sticker. Potential winners shall be contacted and confirmed in accordance with the Prize Selection Process. Total ARV of all eighty-seven Runner Up Prizes: $1,724.34.
No cash equivalent for any Prize will be given. Each Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above. Any other expense, fee, and/or incidental costs not expressly stated in the Prize description above shall not be included in the Prize. Unless otherwise expressly stated herein, Prizes do not include travel, lodging, food or other expenses not expressly stated in these rules and are exclusive of all taxes, for all of which Prize Winners are solely responsible. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any listed Prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Prize Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with Prize receipt and/or use. Actual retail value of Prizes may vary and no Prize Winner will receive the difference between actual and approximate retail value. All Prize elements must be redeemed at the same time. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: $2,153.05 USD.
ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR AND SPONSOR’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION. WINNING A PRIZE IS CONDITIONED ON ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
7. Entry Conditions and Release
By entering, each participant, Entrant and Prize Winner agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Promotion; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor and each of their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Promotion or the websites and online forms used in connection with the Promotion, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Promotion, acceptance or use or misuse of Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to an Entrant’s participation in the Promotion and/or Entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of a Prize.
Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of a Prize constitutes Prize Winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of Prize Winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. IF ENTRANT IS CHOSEN AS A PRIZE WINNER, ENTRANT’S PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED TO THIRD PARTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PLACING ENTRANT’S NAME ON A PRIZE WINNERS LIST AS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW.
9. General Conditions
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. 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 Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or if the Entrant’s entry is deemed to be obscene, unlawful, vulgar, lewd, derogatory, inappropriate, or otherwise not in good taste, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, 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. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10. Limitations of Liability
Every Entrant and Prize Winner participates in the Promotion and use and/or accept Prizes at their own risk. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; and/or (5) any 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 Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize. 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 entry in the Promotion, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the Prizes offered herein.
Entrants, Prize Winners and any other individual or entity participating in the Promotion agree that any and all claims, judgments and awards resulting and/or arising from any Prize, the Promotion, or entry therein shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs directly related to entry into the Promotion, and in no event shall include attorneys’ fees, and under no circumstances will any Entrant, Prize Winner, individual or entity be permitted to obtain awards for damages other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses directly related to entry into the Promotion and each such Entrant, Prize Winner, individual and/or entity hereby waives all rights to claim any damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses directly related to entry into the Promotion, including, without limitation, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 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 in these Official Rules 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, unawarded, eligible Prize claims.
Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any Prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any Prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate State Court, for the city of New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.
12. Entrant’s Personal Information
13. Promotion Results
To obtain a copy of the Prize Winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to The Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream of the Future Sweepstakes, Dippin’ Dots LLC, 5101 Charter Oak Drive, Paducah, KY 42001. Prize Winners list requests will only be accepted after the end of the Promotion Period and no later than July 30, 2023. FL, NY, and VT residents may omit return postage when requesting a Prize Winners list. These Official Rules will be posted at the Website during the Promotion Period.
These Official Rules may not be reprinted or republished in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Sponsor. All rights are reserved.