Hormel Planters – Nut Bowl Program 2022 Sweepstakes

PLANTERS® Brand Nut Bowl Program 2022
Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT
INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Overview: The PLANTERS® Brand Nut Bowl Program 2022 consists of a sweepstakes (the
“Sweepstakes”). In order to participate in the Sweepstakes, you will be encouraged to make football-themed
predictions based on the actual football outcomes of the following games: (a) four (4) Divisional Games
which are scheduled to occur on Saturday, January 22, 2022, and Sunday, January 23, 2022 (b) two (2)
Championship Games which are scheduled to occur on Sunday, January 30, 2022; and (c) the Big Game
which is scheduled to occur Sunday, February 13, 2022 (each a “Game”). Date and times of Games may
change. Please check the Sweepstakes website for any updates and changes that would affect this
Sweepstakes. In order to receive your Sweepstakes entry/entries, your prediction/predictions must correctly
match the outcome of the applicable Game. See Sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 for complete details.
1. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District
of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older (or nineteen (19) years of age or older for
residents of Alabama and Nebraska) at the time of entry. Employees of the National Football League
(“NFL”), its member professional football clubs, NFL Ventures, Inc., NFL Ventures, L.P., NFL Properties
LLC, NFL Enterprises LLC, NFL Productions LLC, NFL International LLC and each of their respective
subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives, and employees
(collectively, “NFL Entities”), Hormel Foods Sales, LLC (“Sponsor”), Merkle Inc. (“Administrator”), and their
parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and
household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable
federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes
entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules (the “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: Hormel Foods Sales, LLC, 1 Hormel Place, Austin, MN 55912. Administrator: Merkle Inc.,
3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075.
3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on January 17, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”), ends on
February 11, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”) and consists of three (3) entry periods (each
an “Entry Period”), as set forth below:
Entry Period Start Date End Date
Approximate
Drawing Date
1 – Divisional Games
January 17, 2022
at 12:00 a.m. ET
January 21, 2022
at 11:59 p.m. ET
January 24, 2022
2 – Championship
Games
January 22, 2022
at 12:00 a.m. ET
January 28, 2022
at 11:59 p.m. ET
January 31, 2022
3 – the Big Game
January 29, 2022
at 12:00 a.m. ET
February 11, 2022
at 11:59 p.m. ET
February 14, 2022
Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, visit www.PlantersNutBowl.com (“Website”) and follow the
links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form including a valid email address.
Next, when prompted, make a prediction from the applicable match-up(s) (each a “Prediction”) for all
Games; four (4) available during Entry Period 1, four (4) available during Entry Period 2, and eight (8)
available during Entry Period 3. After the conclusion of each Entry Period, Administrator will review each
Game and for each Prediction that matches the actual outcome of the applicable Game, you will receive
one (1) Sweepstakes entry into applicable Entry Period drawing. Once your Predictions are submitted, you
may not modify any of your Predictions.
Limit: You may receive up to four (4) entries (one (1) for each correct Prediction) during Entry Period 1, up
to four (4) entries (one (1) for each correct Prediction) during Entry Period 2, and up to eight (8) entries (one
(1) for each correct Prediction) during Entry Period 3. 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 strictly
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. 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 the authorized
account holder.
5. Prize Drawings: 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 each potential Entry
Period winners from all eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period drawing on or around
the dates listed above in Section 3. Non-winning entries from Entry Periods 1 and 2 will be included in
Entry Period 3 drawing for a chance to win $100,000. If a Game is postponed, please visit the Website for
a complete outline of how the Sweepstakes will be restructured, as determined by Sponsor in its sole
discretion. If a Game is cancelled, please visit the Website for a complete outline of how the Sweepstakes
will be restructured, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The potential winners will be notified
by email. Each potential winner of a prize valued at or greater than $600.00 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 his/her prize. Receiving
a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that a potential winner of a
prize valued over $25.00 is disqualified for any reason in Sponsor’s sole discretion, 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 appliable prize will remain un-awarded. Unclaimed
prizes valued at or less than $25.00 will not awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled within approximately 8-10 weeks
after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.
6. Prizes:
Divisional Games Entry Period Prizes:
Prize Quantity Prize Description
Approximate Retail Value
(“ARV”)
75
PLANTERS® brand football
jersey
$30.00
200
PLANTERS® brand foam
football
$4.85
325 Foam Finger $1.40
Championship Games Entry Period Prizes:
Prize Quantity Prize Description ARV
50
PLANTERS® brand football
jersey
$30.00
100
PLANTERS® brand foam
football
$4.85
350 Foam Finger $1.40
The Big Game Entry Period Prizes:
Prize Quantity Prize Description ARV
1 $100,000.00 check $100,000.00
75
PLANTERS® brand football
jersey
$30.00
200
PLANTERS® brand foam
football
$4.85
325 Foam Finger $1.40
Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received for the applicable Entry Period.
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. The value of the prize will be
taxable to the winner as income. Sponsor will issue winner an IRS FORM 1099-MISC for prizes of $600 or
more. All federal, state and local taxes and any other costs and expenses associated with the acceptance
and/or use of the prize not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the responsibility of the
winner. Any difference between the stated ARV of the prize and the actual value will not be awarded. Limit:
One (1) prize per person. Total AV/ARV of all prizes: $109,825.00.
7. General Conditions: As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees (and agrees to confirm
in writing, if requested): (a) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator and their respective
affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their
respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents
(collectively, the “Released Parties”) and that such Released Parties shall have no liability whatsoever 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 participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any
prize; (b) that, except where legally prohibited, entrant grants (and agrees to confirm that grant in writing)
permission to Sponsor and those acting under its authority the right to the use of his/her name,
image, likeness, voice, biographical information and statements, at any time or times, for advertising, trade,
publicity and promotional purposes, in any and all markets and media now known or hereafter discovered,
worldwide in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval.
Please see the privacy policy located at https:// www.hormelfoods.com/privacy-policy for details of
Sponsor’s policy regarding the use of personal information collected in connection with the Sweepstakes.
Additionally, any communication between entrant and Sponsor or its agencies regarding the Sweepstakes
(e.g. phone calls, text messages, chats, email, etc.) may be recorded for quality assurance and training
purposes. Winners’ names may be included in a publicly available winners’ list.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, if any fraud, technical
failures, human error, or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, or
any event or cause beyond Sponsor’s control (e.g. events such as natural calamities, national emergencies,
wide spread illnesses, declarations of war, acts of God, acts of terrorism) including, but not limited to, fire,
flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health or other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute,
lockout, or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist
threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state/provincial or local government law,
order, regulation, or guideline, public health crisis (e.g., Coronavirus), order of any court or jurisdiction,
event cancellation, scheduling conflict, inclement weather, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s
control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence) that interferes with any aspect of the Sweepstakes,
including but not limited to fulfillment of the prize(s), 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 and may modify 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. Any use of robotic, automatic, marco, programmed or like
entry methods will void all such entries by such methods and disqualify any entrant using such methods.
Any attempt by any person to deliberately 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.
8. Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete,
deceptive, garbled or non-delivered entries; or for interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server,
Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), Website, telephone or other connections, availability or accessibility, or
miscommunications, or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, or lines, or technical
failure or jumbled, corrupted, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or
software malfunctions, failures, or technical errors or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human,
mechanical, electronic or network or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of an entry or other information
or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or
damage to entrant’s or to any other person’s computer, mobile phone or other device related to or resulting
from participating in the Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the Website. Released
Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Website users,
human error, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the
Sweepstakes, and assume no responsibility for any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation,
or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized use of this Website. 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.
IN NO EVENT, WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR
LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR YOUR
ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTED MATERIAL
DOWNLOADED FROM SAID WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING IN
CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY
KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME
JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE
ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO EVERY ENTRANT.
9. 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, Merkle 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 ten (10) business days after you send a Demand. If the disagreement stated
in the Demand is not resolved to your satisfaction within ten (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, and
any aspect of the relationship of the parties relating to or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes.
10. Governing Law: Except where prohibited by law, by participating, entrant agrees that all issues and
questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules,
entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the
Sweepstakes, 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, and any matters or proceedings which are
not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or for entering any judgment on an
arbitration award, shall take place in the State of Michigan. By participating, entrant consents to the
exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Michigan, and consent to venue exclusively in
Oakland County, Michigan.
11. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy
Policy https://www.hormelfoods.com/privacy-policy.
12. Winner List: For a winner list, visit https://winlists.helloworld.com/254236.pdf. The winner list will be
posted after winner confirmation is complete.
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