General Mills – Flavor Finder Sweepstakes

Flävor Finder Sweepstakes
Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF
ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND
ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
1. Eligibility: Flävor Finder Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to individuals who are legal
residents and physically located in one (1) of the following states: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, KS, MD, MO,
NC, NM, NV, OK, TN, TX, or UT and who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the date and time of
entry. Employees, officers and directors of General Mills Sales, Inc. (“Sponsor”), HelloWorld, Inc.
(“Administrator”), Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. and each of their respective parent and affiliate
companies, advertising and promotion agencies and distributors and other prize suppliers (collectively,
“Sweepstakes Entities”), as well as the immediate family (i.e., spouse, parents, siblings, children and
grandchildren) and/or those living in the same household of each such employee, officer and director
(whether legally related or not) are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal,
state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes
entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these “Official Rules” and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s
decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is
contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
2. Sponsor: General Mills Sales, Inc., Number One General Mills Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55426.
Administrator: HelloWorld, Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075.
3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on May 1, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on May
31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” begins at
12:00 a.m. ET and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET. Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for
the Sweepstakes.
4. How to Enter the Sweepstakes: During the Promotion Period, visit
https://www.FlavorFinderSweeps.com and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the
entry form including, full name, a valid email address, mailing address and date of birth. You
automatically will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.
Limit: You may enter one (1) time per day during the Promotion Period. Multiple entrants are not
permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated
number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any
other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated
system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any
registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the
entrant provided that person meets the eligibility requirements to participate in the Sweepstakes. 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. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of
being an authorized account holder. If a dispute cannot be resolved to the Administrator’s satisfaction,
the entry will be deemed ineligible. The submission of an entry is solely the responsibility of the entrant.
Proof of sending (such as an automated computer receipt confirming delivery of email or “thanks for
entering” message does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Administrator of an entry for purposes of
this Sweepstakes. Only eligible entries actually received by Administrator’s server before the end of the
Promotion Period will be included in the Sweepstakes. Illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled, lost,
late, misdirected, forged, altered, or mutilated entries will be disqualified.
Personality Test: During the Promotion Period, after registering or logging in, follow the instructions to
take and complete the provided personality test. You automatically will receive one (1) bonus entry into
the Sweepstakes upon completion of the personality test. Limit: Each entrant may receive two (2) total
bonus entries during the Promotion Period via this method.
5. Sweepstakes Drawing: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to
the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners are final
and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Administrator will randomly select the potential
Sweepstakes winners from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period, on or around June 1,
2018. The potential winners will be notified by email or phone. The potential winners (or parent/legal
guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to sign and return a Declaration
of Compliance, Liability Waiver and where not prohibited a Publicity Release (“Declaration”) which must
be received by Administrator, within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to
claim the prize. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the
Declaration or provide any other requested information within the required time period (if applicable), or
the prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize. Receiving a prize is
contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified
for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from
among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize
will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled within approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the
Sweepstakes.
6. Sweepstakes Prizes: FOUR (4) GRAND PRIZES: A $1,000 Sprouts gift card and two hundred fifty
(250) free product coupons each good for one (1) Lärabar (up to $2.72). Coupons expire December 31,
2019. Terms and conditions of gift cards and coupons apply. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,680.
For all Prizes: 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 a prize for one of equal or greater
value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all
taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number
of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Limit: one (1) prize per person. Total ARV of all
prizes: $6,720.
7. Release: By entering the Sweepstakes, each participant agrees to release, indemnify, defend and hold
harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers,
distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent
companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents
(collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not
limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of, in whole or in part,
directly or indirectly, from participation in or attempting to participate the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or
misuse of any prize in, traveling to, and/or preparing for any Sweepstakes- or Prize-related activity.
8. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s
consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, statements,
opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further
payment, notice or consideration, except for the awarding of the prizes to the winners.
9. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes,
or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or
proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event,
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 or all of the prizes offered herein. 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. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole
discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be: (a) violating the Official Rules; or (b) violating the terms
of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any Sponsor or Administrator property
or service. Any person who supplies false information, obtains entries by fraudulent means, or is
otherwise determined to be in violation of these Official Rules in an attempt to obtain any prize will forfeit
any prize won and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. 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, 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: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate
information, including errors or typos in these Official Rules or any Sweepstakes-related communication
or materials, whether caused by a Released Party or entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment
or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind,
including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network
hardware or software, failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic
communications or entry information, any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation
or transmission, failures or technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers, providers,
computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, whether on account of technical problems,
traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing; (3)
unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or
human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5)
late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; (6) 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 Sweepstakes or
receipt or use or misuse of any prize; or (7) late, lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or mutilated entries
or for theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. 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 Sweepstakes, if it is possible. 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, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
11. 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 or the Official Rules, 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 or the Official Rules, 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.
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 (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.
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, 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. The place of arbitration shall be Oakland
County, Michigan. 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.
12. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to Administrator’s
Privacy Policy http://www.helloworld.com/privacy-policy and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy
https://www.generalmills.com/en/Company/privacy-policies/privacy-policy-US. As a condition of entering
the Sweepstakes, each entrant gives consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver his or her name, address
and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and to comply
with applicable laws, regulations and rules.
13. Winner List: For a list of the Sweepstakes winners, visit http://bit.ly/2tYcosP. The winner list will be
posted after winner confirmation is complete.
14. Miscellaneous: The names of individuals, groups, companies, products and services mentioned
herein, and any corresponding likenesses, logos and images thereof reproduced herein, have been used
for identification purposes only and may be the copyrighted properties and trademarks of their respective
owners. The mention of any individual, group or company, or the inclusion of a product or service as a
prize, does not imply any association with or endorsement by such individual, group or company or the
manufacturer or distributor of such product or service and, except as otherwise indicated, no association
or endorsement is intended or should be inferred. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of
these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any
provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other
provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or
illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules
will not constitute a waiver of that provision. For entrants, to the extent there is a conflict between these
Official Rules and any terms of use or other agreement posted on the website, these Official Rules
control.
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