General Mills – Oui & Bouqscom Sweepstakes

Oui & Bouqs.com Sweepstakes
Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. Eligibility: Oui & Bouqs.com Sweepstakes (the “Instant Win Game”) is open only to legal residents of
the 48 contiguous (48) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) who are
eighteen (18) years old or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and representatives of General
Mills, Inc., The Bouqs Company, Merkle Inc. (“Administrator”), as well as the immediate family (spouse,
parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Instant
Win Game is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void in Alaska
and where prohibited. Participation in the Instant Win Game 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 Instant Win Game. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements
set forth herein.
2. Sponsor: General Mills Sales, Inc., One General Mills Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55426. Administrator:
Merkle Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075.
3. Timing: The Instant Win Game begins on February 1, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”), ends on
May 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”), and consists of two (2) phases (each a “Phase”)
as outlined below.
Phase Start Date (at 12:00 a.m. ET) End Date (at 11:59 p.m. ET)
1 February 1, 2022 April 4, 2022
2 April 5, 2022 May 31, 2022
Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Instant Win Game.
4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, you must obtain a code in order to play the Instant Win
Game. There are three (3) ways to obtain a code for the Instant Win Game:
a. Purchase a Participating Product: During the Promotion Period, purchase a specially marked container
of OuiTM
by Yoplait French Style Yogurt (each a “Qualifying Purchase”) from a participating retailer, while
supplies last. Locate the label decal affixed on the outside of the Qualifying Purchase advertising this Instant
Win Game, peel it off to reveal the code which is printed on the inside of the label of the specially marked
container (“Product Code”) and have it available when you complete the below instructions.
b. Obtain a Free Code:
Mail-In Free Code Request — From January 17, 2022 to May 17, 2022: To obtain a Product Code
without making a purchase (“Free Code” or generically herein, “Code”), hand print your name,
address, day and evening phone numbers (if different), and email address on a 3″ x 5″ piece of
paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to “Oui & Bouqs.com Sweepstakes,” c/o
Merkle Inc., P.O. Box 5022, Department 851006, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5022. Limit: One (1) Code
request per envelope. All mail-in requests must be handwritten and must be postmarked by May
17, 2022 and received by May 24, 2022. All Code requests become the exclusive property of
Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. The Free Code will be sent via email to the
email address specified by the entrant on their submission within 8-9 business days from the
entrant’s postmark date. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt
by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible,
misdirected or postage-due Code requests, which will be discarded.
Online Free Code Request — From May 18, 2022 to May 31, 2022: To request a Code online, visit
www.OuiMerciBouquet.com and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the Code
request form, including a valid email address, and you will receive a Code within one (1) business
day via automated email. All requests must be received by May 31, 2022 at 11:55 p.m. Sponsor
is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected requests, which
will not be honored.
Once you obtain a Product Code, during the Promotion Period, visit www.OuiMerciBouquet.com and
follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form in its entirety including
providing your valid email address. Next, follow the instructions to enter the Code to receive one (1) Instant
Win Game play (“Play”). Then, follow the links and instructions to proceed to the Instant Win Game. The
Instant Win Game results will be instantly displayed. All potential winners are subject to verification before
any prize will be awarded. Administrator is responsible for the functionality of the Instant Win Game. If you
are not a potential winner of an Instant Win Game prize, you will receive a promotion code good for 20%
off Bouqs.com purchase, terms and conditions apply (“Offer”). Limit: one (1) Offer per person.
Limit: Each entrant may play up to fifteen (15) times during the entire Promotion Period, regardless of
method of entry or combination of methods of entry, or Phase. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share
the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Plays by
using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void
that entrant’s plays and that entrant may be disqualified. 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 registrations, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any
registration or play, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to
be the entrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address
by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet 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 the authorized account holder.
5. ALL POTENTIAL WINNING PLAYS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR OR
ADMINISTRATOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER
OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE INSTANT WIN GAME SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL
ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND THE POTENTIAL WINNING PLAY HAVE BEEN VERIFIED AND
ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. SPONSOR WILL NOT
ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION
PROCESS. ANY PLAY THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED FOR ANY REASON IS
DEEMED A DEFECTIVE PLAY, IS VOID, AND WILL NOT BE HONORED.
6. Instant Win Game Prize Selection and Verification of Potential Winners: Receiving a prize is
contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. Administrator is an independent judging organization
whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Instant Win Game and the selection of
potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Instant Win Game. There will be ten
thousand one hundred (10,100) random, computer-generated winning times generated during the Game,
eight thousand and eighty (8,080) awarded during Phase 1 and two thousand and twenty (2,020) awarded
during Phase 2. If you are the first player to play the Instant Win Game at or after one of the randomly-
generated times, you will be a potential instant winner of the prize indicated. If any potential winner cannot
be contacted, or fails to provide any other requested information within the required time period, potential
winner forfeits the prize. 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.
7. Prizes:
TEN THOUSAND (10,000) BOUQUET PRIZES (eight thousand (8,000) awarded during Phase 1 and two
thousand (2,000) awarded during Phase 2): A Bouqs.com flower bouquet good for “Oui Farmer’s Choice”
original size. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $49.00.
ONE HUNDRED (100) GIFT CARD PRIZES (eighty (80) awarded during Phase 1 and twenty (20) awarded
during Phase 2): A $25.00 Bouqs.com digital gift code, terms and conditions apply. ARV: $25.00.
Prizes must be redeemed by winner on Bouqs.com by August 31, 2022. All terms and conditions of
Bouqs.com apply. Odds of winning depend on the date/time of entry, the number of prizes remaining
available at the time of entry and number of eligible Instant Win Game plays received. The number of prizes
available to be won will diminish as they are awarded. No cash or other substitution, assignment or transfer
of any prizes permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component
with cash or another prize of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all federal, state,
and local taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Prizes will be awarded “as is” with no
warranty or guarantee, either express or implied offered by Sponsor. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately
8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Promotion. Limit: One (1) Instant Win Game prize per person. Total
ARV of all prizes: $492,500.00.
8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Instant Win Game constitutes winner’s consent
to Sponsor’s use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, biographical information,
hometown, and state for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.
9. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Instant Win Game if fraud,
technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity of the Instant Win Game, as
determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes
at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. 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 Instant Win Game, 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 deliberately
damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Instant Win Game is 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. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, The Bouqs
Company, Administrator, and any promotional partners, each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliate, and
related companies, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents
(collectively the “Released Parties”) from and against any losses, damages, rights, claim, or cause of action
of any kind arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Instant Win Game or
resulting directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize awarded in
connection with the Instant Win Game, including without limitation personal injury, death, and/or property
damage, as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and/or invasion of privacy.
11. Limitations of Liability: 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 Instant Win Game; (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 Instant Win Game; (4) technical
or human error which may occur in the administration of the Instant Win Game or the processing of entries;
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 Instant Win Game, or receipt, or use of any prize or while traveling
to or from any prize-related activity. 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
Instant Win Game, 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.
12. Disputes: Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or
connected with this Instant Win Game or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort
to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan;
(ii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred,
including costs associated with entering this Instant Win Game but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii)
under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights
to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-
of-pocket expenses, 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. 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 Instant Win Game, 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 (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause
the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.
13. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s
Privacy Policy (https://www.generalmills.com/en/Company/privacy-policies/privacy-policy-cookie-
USTemporary-English).
14. Winner List: For a winner list, visit https://winlists.helloworld.com/252855.pdf. The winner list will be
posted after winner confirmation is complete.
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