Hooters – National Chicken Wing Day Sweepstakes

Hooters National Chicken Wing Day
Sweepstakes

Official
Rules

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
TO ENTER OR WIN.  PURCHASE DOES NOT
IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.  THE
FOLLOWING SWEEPSTAKES IS VALID ONLY IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA (“D.C.”), AND IS OPEN ONLY TO ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS (AS DESCRIBED IN THE
RULES BELOW).  VOID ELSEWHERE AND
WHEREVER PROHIBITED.  BY PARTICIPATING IN
THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE
DECISIONS OF SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR. 
DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE
OFFICIAL RULES AND FALL WITHIN THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AS SET FORTH BELOW. 

 

Sweepstakes
Name:  Hooters National Chicken Wing Day Sweepstakes (the
“Sweepstakes”).

 

Sweepstakes Dates: Sweepstakes registration is scheduled to
begin at 12:00:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on 7/17/2019 and end at 11:59:59 pm ET on 7/28/2019 (the “Registration Period”).  The Sponsor’s computer is
the “official computer” and official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.  The
Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and
regulations.  Void outside the (50)
United States and D.C., and wherever restricted or prohibited by law.

 

Who
may Enter: 
Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who are legal residents of, and
physically located within, the (50) U.S. and D.C., who are at least 18 years of
age or older as of date of entry, and have a valid U.S. driver’s license or
government issued ID, except the following persons who are not eligible to
enter or win:

(a)  
Employees,
officers, managers, and directors of Hooters
Restaurants, Hooters of America, LLC (collectively “Sponsor”), Million Dollar Media, LLC (the
“Administrator”), other participating Sponsors, each of their respective
franchisees, parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors,
retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other
companies associated with the design or execution of this promotion (collectively,
“Released Parties”), and the members of the immediate families or households,
whether or not related, of any of the above. “Immediate family members”
includes, for purposes of this promotion, parents (including in-laws),
grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including
step-children), grand children (including step grandchildren) and each of their
respective spouses, regardless of where they reside.

 

How to Enter –
Online Entry:  Visit www.Hooters.com/NCWD during the Registration
Period, and connect to the Contest registration page.  Follow
the online instructions to complete the online
registration form with all required information including your name, valid
email address, complete address (including
city, state and zip), phone number (including area code), and date of
birth.  Each entrant must also submit
their guess of the total number of Hooters Chicken Wings that will be eaten by
Hooters designated celebrity Joey Chestnut at Hooters on National Chicken Wing
Day on July 29, 2019.  After having read and agreed to these
Official Rules, click the submit button to submit your online entry.  All entries must be fully completed and
submitted by 11:59:59 pm ET on 7/28/2019
to be eligible.

 

After
completing your entry, you will have the option to share the Sweepstakes
utilizing a personalized URL link provided on the entry confirmation page. If
you choose to share the URL, you will earn one additional bonus entry into the
Sweepstakes drawing (see below) for each entrant who completes an online entry
utilizing your shared personalized URL link.

 

Maximum of one entry per person/authorized
email account holder in the Sweepstakes, except as noted above for bonus
entries.  Any incomplete or illegible entries, or
any entries submitted with an invalid or false email
address or phone number will be disqualified.  Released Parties, as defined herein, are not
responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, invalid,
unintelligible, damaged, or for entries submitted in a manner that is not
expressly allowed under these Official Rules, or for
any entry not submitted or received due to any technical error or failure,
unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any
required information, or the failure to capture any such information for any
reason including programming or technical errors, or effects of hackers or
failure of any electronic equipment, computer or cellular transmissions and/or
network connections; all of which will be disqualified.

 

Any available
opt-in opportunities are not required to enter the
Sweepstakes, and checking the opt-in boxes will not improve your chances of
winning.  Entrants
may opt out of Text or Email Club membership at any time, without affecting
their entry(ies), by replying STOP to any text message or UNSUBSCRIBE to any
email message, or following provided opt-out instructions.  By
participating and submitting an entry, entrant agrees that Sponsor and
participating parties are authorized to contact entrant via email, mail, phone
or any other form of media to make entrant aware of information pertinent to
the Sweepstakes, and to distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s)
featured products, special events or promotional offers, or coupons.  Entrants may opt-out of any further email
communication at any time by simply replying REMOVE to any email message, or
following the provided opt-out instructions. 
All information submitted to Sponsor as part of this Sweepstakes will be
treated in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy statement, available at www.hooters.com/Company/PrivacyPolicy.aspx.  Entrants must fully complete and submit all
non-optional data requested on the online entry form to be eligible.  Entrants have the right to withdraw and
correct their personal data, but entrants are not allowed to re-submit their
entries.  Directions on procedures for
submitting corrections to personal data are provided in the privacy policy of
Sponsor.

 

Each
entrant must submit an entry on his/her own behalf.  Any entry submitted on behalf of another
individual or using another person’s email address or name, or providing any
false email addresses or information, will be disqualified and ineligible to
claim any prize.  Any attempt by any
entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries allowed by using same,
multiple/different emails, identities, or any other methods void that
participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified.  No mechanically reproduced or automated
entries permitted.  Use of any automated
system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all
such entries will be deemed void. 

 

In
the event of a dispute as to any entry registration or submission, the authorized
account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the
registrant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules.  The “authorized email 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.

 

By
registering to enter Sweepstakes, you affirm that you have read and accepted
these Official Rules.  All entries received become the property of the Sponsor and
will not be returned.  All entrants agree to be bound by and abide
by the official rules of the Sweepstakes. 

 

Winner Selection and
Notification – Maximum ten (10) grand prize winners:  On
or about 7/31/2019, a random drawing
will be held to select a total of ten (10) potential grand prize winners (see prize description below) from among
all eligible entries received that are determined to have correctly guessed the
actual number of Hooters Chicken Wings eaten by Hooters designated celebrity
Joey Chestnut at Hooters on National Chicken Wing Day on July 29, 2019.

·        
Note:  the actual number of Hooters Chicken Wings
eaten by Hooters designated celebrity Joey Chestnut at Hooters on National
Chicken Wing Day on 7/29/19 shall be as solely determined and designated by
Sponsor.  Only the official number of
Chicken Wings as determined and announced by Sponsor shall be used in the
determination of entrants who submitted a correct guess.

·        
In
the event that there are no entrants, or fewer than ten (10) entrants, who
correctly guessed the actual number of Chicken Wings eaten by Joey Chestnut,
then Sponsor shall randomly select winners from among those entrants that are determined
to have guessed closest to the actual number, regardless if there guess is
higher or lower than the actual number.

 

Each
potential grand prize winner will be notified initially by phone and/or email
beginning on or about 8/1/2019.  If the Administrator is unsuccessful in its
attempt to reach and speak directly with a potential grand prize winner by
phone and/or email after two (2) attempts within 48-hours of the initial
notification attempt to the phone number or email address associated with that
contestant’s entry, then that entrant may be disqualified and an alternate
potential grand prize winner may be randomly selected from among the remaining
eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above (time permitting).  There will be three (3) alternate drawings
after which the associated grand prize will remain unawarded. Note: phone messages will not be left
during the winner notification process.

 

During
grand prize winner notification, the selected potential grand prize winner must
confirm their eligibility, and indicate their willingness and ability to accept
the prize.  The potential grand prize
winner will then receive official notification via mail or email delivery.  If the selected winner does not meet the eligibility
requirements, is unable or unwilling to accept the prize or elects to decline
the prize, s/he will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time
permitting, an alternate winner will be randomly selected from among all
remaining eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined
above.  Any disqualified contestant will
not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation.  Decisions
of the Sponsor and Administrator in the selection and determination of the
grand prize winners and all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and
binding. 

 

All
of the following will apply to each grand prize winner: 1) Winner will be
required to complete and return, within 3-days of date of receipt, a prize
acceptance form, including an affidavit of eligibility and a
liability/publicity release (where permitted); 
2) Winner may be required to present a copy of a valid social security
card and a valid driver’s license as a condition of participating or receiving
any prize;  3) Winner will be responsible
for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state
and federal taxes) on all prizes awarded. 
Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with these
rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. 
If forfeited for any reason, finalist will not receive any other prize
substitution or compensation, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor
and will not be awarded, except as provided herein. 

 

Grand Prize – Maximum of (10) grand
prize awards available:  Each grand prize consists of: Coupon offer valid for Free Hooters Chicken
Wings for 1-year, awarded in the form of a coupon valid for (6) free chicken
wings per week for 52-weeks, with a maximum retail value not to exceed $499.00.  Subject to certain restrictions as noted
below. Offer excludes Hooters Bacon-wrapped and Smoked Chicken Wings. 

 

Chicken wings
will be awarded to grand prize winner via weekly electronic coupon on the
Hooters HootClub app, or as otherwise specified by Sponsor.  Allow 4 – 8 weeks for initial prize delivery,
from date of return of completed prize acceptance documents.  Subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions
as listed on each free wing certificate. 

 

Maximum of (6)
free chicken wings may be redeemed during any weekly period (Mon – Sun).  Any unused weekly redemptions will expire,
and are void, and may not be redeemed or exchanged for any other prize or
offer.  Each weekly 6-free wing offer is
valid for dine in only (excludes
Bacon-wrapped and Smoked chicken wings, and celery and bleu cheese, where
applicable).  Must present original
HootClub electronic certificate or other certificate as designated by Hooters
at time of each order. 

 

Offer valid
only at the participating Hooters Restaurant locations.   Participating locations reserve right to
substitute alternate menu item of equal or greater value.  Prize
award void after 9/30/2020.  Any and
all costs or expenses related to prize acceptance, delivery and use not
specified herein as being included in the prize are the winner’s sole
responsibility, including but not limited to federal, state and local taxes,
and travel costs for redemption/use. 

 

Prize
award is non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed,
except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a
prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  Failure to collect or properly claim prize in
accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.  All properly
claimed prizes will be awarded.  Any
unclaimed prizes will not be awarded, except as provided herein.  Other
restrictions may apply.  ARV of all
available grand prize awards:  $4,990.00.

 

Additional Rules &
Restrictions:  In the event an entrant wins a prize,
and is later found to be in violation of these Official Rules he/she will be
required to forfeit the prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of
the prize if such violation is discovered after winner has used the prize.
Participation in Sweepstakes constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its
designees to use entrants’ names, cities and states of residence and/or
likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or
hereafter known worldwide on perpetuity without limitation or further
compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.  False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or
acts shall render entrants ineligible for any prize.

 

By
participating, entrants agree to hold all Released Parties harmless from any
claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or
consequential, for injury (including but not limited to death), damages, losses
or expenses arising out of or relating to entrant’s participation in this
Sweepstakes, or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or
participation in prize-related activities (including but not limited to travel
or activity related thereto), and to assume all liability therefor. 

 

Released
Parties shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply
the prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations,
orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist
acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike,
labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or any
other cause beyond Released Parties’ sole control. 

 

Entrants
are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment, mobile phone
equipment, Internet access and cellular networks. Sponsor disclaims all
liability for the inability of an entrant to complete or continue an entry due
to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond
the Sponsor’s control, or otherwise. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for
entries not received due to technical difficulties or transmission errors. The Sponsor
disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the
delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission,
or other delivery method.  Released
Parties are not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic,
communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions
or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed
transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the
Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may
limit an online entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, and any
injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile phone
related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information
necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. 
Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors of any kind,
whether computer, technical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise,
relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without
limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or
advertising of this Sweepstakes, administration or execution of the
Sweepstakes, the cancellation of the game, the processing of entries or in the
announcement of the prizes or prize winners. 
Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any
person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes
website. In the event that entrant breaches any of his/her representations,
warranties or undertakings contained herein, Released Parties shall be entitled
to and may seek indemnification from entrant for recovery of all legal fees,
damages, costs, claims and other expenses that may be incurred by Released
Parties as a result of the aforementioned breach.

 

Sponsor
reserves the right to cancel, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if fraud,
misconduct or technical failures destroy or threaten the integrity of the
Sweepstakes, in the opinion of the Sponsor/Administrator, or if a computer
virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security,
or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in
their sole discretion. In the event of early termination of the Sweepstakes,
Sponsor reserves the right to determine the potential winners in a random
drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the
time/date of such termination.

 

IN CASE OF DISPUTES:  Unless
otherwise prohibited by law, as a condition to participating in the Sweepstakes
the prize awarded by this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all
disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with
this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually,
without resort to any form of class action, and will be determined by final and
binding individual dispute resolution under the applicable rules of the
American Arbitration Association; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards
shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs
associated with entering this Sweepstakes, and in no event will entrant be
entitled to received attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (3) 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. All
issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and
enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of
entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by,
and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without
giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions
(whether of the State of Georgia or any other jurisdiction), that would cause
the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of
Georgia.

 

Odds:  Odds
of being selected as a grand prize winner are dependent upon the total number
of eligible entries received, from among entrants who have correctly guessed
the number (or guessed closest to the actual number) of Hooters Chicken Wings
eaten by Hooters designated celebrity Joey Chestnut at Hooters on National
Chicken Wing Day on 7/29/19. 

 

Official Rules & Winners List: 
For a copy of these Official Rules, or the name of prize winner, send a
self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 9/30/2019 to: Hooters National
Chicken Wing Day Sweepstakes, c/o Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278,
Woodbridge, NJ 07095.  PLEASE SPECIFY
which you are requesting, official rules or winners list.

 

Sponsor: 
Hooters of America, LLC, 1815 The Exchange, Atlanta, GA 30339. 

 

Sweepstakes Administrator: 
Million Dollar Media, LLC, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.