IHOP – National Pancake Day – Win of “Pancakes For Life” awarded in the form of Sponsor gift cards with a total value of $15000.

IHOP National Pancake Day Promotion

Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE CHANCES
OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C. WHO
ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND WHO ARE OF THE LEGAL AGE OF MAJORITY AT THE
TIME OF ENTRY. U.S. LAW GOVERNS THIS PROMOTION. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR
RESTRICTED BY LAW.

 

1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The “IHOP
National Pancake Day Promotion” (the “Promotion”) begins on Tuesday,
February 25 at 7:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Wednesday,
February 26, 2020 at 3:00 am ET (the “Promotion
Period”). The Promotion consists of an instant win (the “Instant Win”) to award instant win prizes
and a random draw sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”)
to award the Grand Prize, as described herein. The sponsor of this Promotion is
International House of Pancakes LLC, 450 N
Brand Blvd., 7th Floor, Glendale, California 91203 (“Sponsor”). The administrator of this Promotion is Creative Zing
Promotion Group, 2265 Lee Road, Suite 229, Winter Park,
Florida 32789 (“Administrator”).
The Sponsor and Administrator shall collectively be referred to as the “Promotion
Entities”.  

 

2. ELIGIBILITY: Promotion is open only to legal
U.S. residents physically residing in the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia who are at least thirteen (13) years of age at the time of entry (“Entrant”).
Eligible Entrants who are under the legal
age of majority in their state of primary residence (“Minor”) must get
their parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate in the Promotion. A
Minor Entrant will be required to provide parental consent in a form
satisfactory to the Sponsor before any prize can be awarded. Employees of Promotion
Entities, and each of their respective franchisees,
franchise employees, agencies, shareholders, officers, directors, members,
successors, agents and assigns, together with the Immediate Family Members and/or Household Members of such persons, are
not eligible to participate in the Promotion. For
purposes of the Promotion, “Household
Members” shall mean those people who share the same residence at least
three months a year, whether or not related; “Immediate Family Members” shall mean parents, step-parents,
legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses,
regardless of where they live. Eligibility
determinations will be made by Promotion Entities in their discretion and will
be final and binding. U.S. law governs this Promotion. Void where prohibited or
restricted by law.

 

3. TO PLAY THE INSTANT WIN AND ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES: To
participate, Entrants must: a) visit a participating Sponsor location during
the Promotion Period; b) scan the QR code located on the table tent on a table
using his or her mobile device (table tents are located at each Sponsor
location. Data rates may apply); and c) follow the on-screen instructions to
complete the Entry Form by completely and accurately providing all of the
requested registration information including: first name, last name, zip code,
email address and date of birth. Once you have completed the Entry Form, follow
the instructions to see if you are an Instant Win prize winner (subject to
verification of eligibility) and automatically receive one (1) entry into the
Sweepstakes. Any Instant Win prize winner will be notified instantly upon
completion of participation with instructions on how to verify his/her
eligibility and claim the prize. To enter the Sweepstakes without scanning the
QR code with a mobile device, Entrants may: a) visit https://rules.creativezing.com/IHOPNPDEntry and print the provided entry form; b) complete
the entry form by completely and accurately
providing all of the requested registration information including: first name,
last name, zip code, email address and date of birth; and c) email the
completed form to IHOPNPD@gmail.com (“Online Form Entry”) to receive one (1) entry into the
Sweepstakes. Entrants that elect to enter via Online Form Entry will NOT be
eligible to participate in the Instant Win or receive an Instant Win Prize.

 

Limit one (1) Instant Win game play/Sweepstakes
entry per person for the Promotion Period.
Entries must be received by Wednesday, February 26, 2020  at 3:00 am ET. If entries exceed the
entry limitations, the Entrant may be disqualified, at the Promotion Entities
sole discretion.

 

Instant
Win Prize Winner Determination: One (1)
computer generated winning time will be randomly generated for each Instant Win
prize available. If you are the first person to participate at or after one of
the randomly generated times, you will be a potential winner of the prize
indicated, subject to verification of eligibility.  If you are a potential winner, you
will be provided with instructions on how to claim your prize.  If
you receive a message that contains any message other than a winning prize
message, you are not a prize winner. Odds of winning an Instant Win
prize depend on the total number of
eligible entries received and the time and date upon which they are entered.

 

The Promotion Entities shall not be responsible for
incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet users or
by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the
Promotion or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing
of the entries in the Promotion.  The
Promotion Entities assume no responsibility or liability for any error,
omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access
to, or alteration of entries. NOTE: Participation must be by the participant
and only as directed in these Official Rules. 
Participation by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating
at any website or other platform, including but not limited to commercial
promotion subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be
declared invalid and disqualified for this Promotion.  The use of any device to automate the entry
process is prohibited and will lead to disqualification.

 

In
the event of a dispute over the identity of a potential winner, entry will be
deemed completed by the authorized account holder of the email address provided
at time of registration. “Authorized account holder” is defined as
the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access
provider, on-line service provider, wireless carrier, or other organization
(e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for
assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email
address.

 

If
due to technical, production or other errors, more prizes are claimed than
intended, the intended prize will be awarded in a random drawing from all those
submitting purportedly valid claims. No more than the number of prizes set
forth in these Official Rules will be awarded. ALL POTENTIAL WINNING PLAYS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE
DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING. A “SCREEN SHOT” IS NOT PROOF OR
EVIDENCE OF A WINNING PLAY AND/OR PRIZE. A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY
PRIZE, EVEN IF THE PLATFORM SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL SAID
PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND THE POTENTIAL WINNING PLAY HAVE BEEN VERIFIED AND
SAID PARTICIPANT 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 AND IS VOID AND WILL NOT BE HONORED.  The submission of a prize claim is solely the
responsibility of the participant.

 

4.
SWEEPSTAKES WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about February 27, 2020, the potential Grand Prize winner
(the “Grand Prize Winner”) will be
selected in a random drawing conducted by the Administrator from among
all eligible entries received for the Promotion Period. Within approximately one
(1) business day of the drawing date, the potential Grand Prize Winner will be
notified at the email address associated with his or her entry. The potential Grand
Prize Winner will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification. The
failure to respond within the stated time period
may result in forfeiture of the Grand Prize and selection of an alternate
potential Grand Prize Winner from the remaining eligible entries. The potential Grand Prize Winner (and, in the
case of a Minor Entrant, his/her parent/legal guardian)  will be required to verify address, sign, and
return within three (3) days of initial notification one or more forms covering
eligibility, liability, advertising and (unless prohibited by law) publicity
rights and such other documents as Sponsor or Administrator may provide
(collectively, “Prize Acceptance Forms”).
Failure to complete or return the Prize Acceptance Forms within the specified time period may result in forfeiture of the Grand
Prize and selection of an alternate potential Grand Prize Winner from the
remaining eligible entries. Verification of a potential Grand Prize Winner’s
eligibility may also include, without limitation, a background investigation.
Each Entrant consents to the conduct of a background investigation (which may
include a review of criminal records) on the Entrant and agrees to supply any
authorizations or permissions deemed necessary by Promotion Entities in
connection with any such investigation. Each Entrant (and, in the
case of a Minor Entrant, his/her parent/legal guardian) represents that he or she will provide accurate and
truthful information to Promotion Entities in connection with eligibility
verification.  Promotion Entities, in
their sole discretion and if time permits, will attempt to contact up to three
(3) potential winners of the Grand Prize in accordance
with the above procedure, after which the Grand Prize in question may go
unawarded if it remains unclaimed. Odds of winning Grand Prize depend on
the number of eligible entries received.

 

5. PRIZES: 

 

Grand Prize: There is one (1) Grand Prize available. The Grand Prize consist of “Pancakes For Life”, awarded in the form of Sponsor gift
cards* with a total value of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000). The full value
of the Grand Prize will be fulfilled in 2020.

 

*Gift cards are subject to separate
terms, conditions and restrictions which can be found on the back of each gift
card. Additional details can be found by visiting https://www.ihop.com/en/gift-cards. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole
discretion, to provide a projected tax gross-up allowance to help offset income
tax liability. If applicable, the projected tax gross-up allowance will be
awarded in the form of a check in an amount determined by Sponsor prior to
December 31, 2020. If income taxes exceed such amount, the additional expenses
shall be the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner, as applicable.

 

Instant Win Prizes:
The following Instant
Win Prizes are available to be won:

 

Instant Prize

Description

$500 IHOP Gift Card*

There are ten (10) $500 IHOP gift cards available.

IHOP Bike

There are ten (10) IHOP Bikes available. Approximate
Retail Value (“ARV”) of each: Four Hundred Forty Dollars ($440.00).

IHOP Scooter

There are ten (10) IHOP Scooters available. ARV of each: Four
Hundred Dollars ($400.00).

IHOP Custom Jacket

There are ten (10) IHOP Custom Jackets
available. ARV of each: Three Hundred Fifty Dollars ($350.00). IHOP Custom Jacket winners
will be contacted, and provided the opportunity to select components, as
provided by Sponsor, to customize his or her jacket.

IHOP Beret

There are twenty (20) IHOP Berets available. ARV of each: One Hundred
Twenty Five Dollars ($125.00).

IHOP Watch

There are twenty (20) IHOP Watches available. ARV of each: Eighty Five Dollars ($85.00).

IHOP Blanket

There are are fifty (50) IHOP Blankets available. ARV of each: Seventy Five Dollars ($75.00).

IHOP Duffel Bag

There are two
hundred fifty (250) IHOP Duffel Bags available. ARV of each: Thirty Five Dollars ($35.00).

IHOP Collectible Drinking Glasses

There are
two hundred fifty (250) IHOP Old Fashioned Glass Sets available. ARV of each: Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00).

$25 IHOP Gift Card*

There are three
hundred (300) $25 IHOP Gift Cards available. ARV of each: Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00).

IHOP Water Bottle

There are
two hundred fifty (250) IHOP Water Bottles available. ARV of each: Twenty
Dollars ($20.00).

IHOP Trucker Hat

There are
two hundred fifty (250) IHOP Trucker Hats available. ARV of each: Eighteen
Dollars ($18.00).

IHOP Socks

There are
two hundred fifty (250) IHOP Socks available. ARV of each: Fifteen
Dollars ($15.00).

Short Stack of Buttermilk Pancakes

There are two hundred forty eight thousaand (248,000) Short Stack of Buttermilk Pancakes
available. ARV of each: Five Dollars and Ninety Nine
Cents ($5.99)

* Gift cards are subject to separate
terms, conditions and restrictions which can be found on the back of each gift
card. Additional details can be found by visiting https://www.ihop.com/en/gift-cards.

 

Cummulative ARV of all
Prizes: $1,561,120

 

If any prize is awarded but goes
unclaimed or is forfeited by recipient,
such prize may not be re-awarded, in Promotion Entities’ sole discretion.
Administrator reserves the right to disqualify anyone not fully complying with
the Official Rules. Instant Win prize winners and the Grand Prize Winner are
solely responsible for all federal, state and/or
local taxes, if applicable, and for any other fees or costs associated with the
prize they receive. For a prize valued at
$600 or more, the winner’s Social Security Number will be used for tax
reporting purposes and an IRS Form 1099 will be issued in February 2021 for the
actual value of the prize received.Other
restrictions may apply.  If Promotion
Entities conduct a background investigation on the potential Grand Prize Winner
and determine in their sole discretion that awarding the Grand Prize to the
potential Grand Prize Winner, publicizing any facts or details about the
potential Grand Prize Winner or an association of the potential Grand Prize
Winner with Promotion Entities or the Promotion might reflect negatively on Promotion
Entities and/or their products or services or the Promotion, then Promotion
Entities will have the right in their discretion to disqualify the potential Grand
Prize Winner and select an alternate potential Grand Prize Winner (in which
event the terms described above will apply to such alternate). Any prize pictured or mentioned in advertising or Promotion materials is
for illustrative purposes only and may not be the actual prize awarded.

 

Winners cannot
assign or transfer any prize to another person. No cash alternatives or prize
substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Promotion Entities. If a
prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Promotion
Entities, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value may be awarded.
Other restrictions may apply. Any depictions of prizes are for illustrative
purposes only. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER COSTS AND
EXPENSES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. All prize details are at the sole discretion of
the Promotion Entities.

 

7. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/RELEASES: All federal, state and local laws and regulations
apply. By participating, each Entrant (including
each winner and, in the case of a Minor Entrant, his/her parent/legal
guardian) agrees to be bound by these
Official Rules and the decisions of the Promotion Entities, which shall be
final in all respects. Each Entrant (including each
winner and, in the case of a Minor Entrant, his/her parent/legal
guardian) agrees to release the Promotion Entities, Sponsor’s franchisees, Dine Brands Global, Inc., DeVries Global, and each of their
respective parents, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries,
successors, assigns and licensees, and each of their respective employees,
shareholders, officers, directors, contractors, advertising and promotion
agencies, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and
all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or
indirectly, from participation in this Promotion and/or acceptance or use of a
prize. Each Entrant (including each winner) agrees to authorize the Sponsor and their
respective designees to use his/her name, likeness, photo, social media
profile/handle (if requested), biographical data, city and state of residence
in advertising, marketing, programming or promotional materials, worldwide in
perpetuity, and on a winners’ list, if applicable, without further compensation
unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned
information or publicity materials but may do so and may edit such information
or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or
compensation. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) any injuries,
losses, liabilities or damages of any kind including personal injury or death
caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize
including participation in any activity related thereto, or from participation
in the Promotion; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware,
software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections,
disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft,
destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials;
(iv) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, incomplete,
unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or
affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (v) any inability of winner to accept or use any
prize (or portion thereof) for any reason and such prize or portion thereof
shall be forfeited; or (vi) any printing, typographical, human
administrative or technological errors in any materials or activities
associated with the Promotion. Released Parties disclaim any liability for
damage to any computer system and/or mobile device resulting from participating
in or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Promotion. The
failure of Released Parties to comply with any provision of these Official
Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism,
act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the
control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations),
or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these
Official Rules. Promotion Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion,
to cancel, modify or suspend the Promotion (or any portion of the Promotion) at
any time for any reason or should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized
intervention, extenuating circumstance or other problem/cause corrupt or
inhibit the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion and, in
such situation, will select any remaining Instant Win prizes and the Grand
Prize in a random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received
prior to and/or after such action or in such manner as deemed fair and
appropriate by the Promotion Entities. Promotion Entities may prohibit Entrant
from participating in the Promotion or winning a prize if, in its sole
discretion, it determines Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate
operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair
practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants
or Promotion Entities. CAUTION:
ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION
MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN
DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE
MADE, PROMOTION ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES
(INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL
PROSECUTION.   BY PARTICIPATING IN THE PROMOTION,
ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL
DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE PROMOTION,
OR ANY AWARD AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM
OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED
TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, (IF ANY), BUT IN NO EVENT
WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; AND 3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES
WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY
KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE
DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. 
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF
LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

8. INDEMNITY: Each
Entrant (including each winner and, in the case of a Minor Entrant,
his/her parent/legal guardian) shall indemnify,
defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all
claims, damages, actions, liability, loss, injury or expense, including
reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in connection with: (a)
participation in the Promotion; (b) a breach or allegation which if true would
constitute a breach of any of the representations, warranties or obligations
herein; and (c) acceptance, possession, grant, or use of any  prize, including without limitation, personal
injury, death and property damage arising therefrom.

 

9. DISPUTES
AND ARBITRATION:
This
Promotion is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of
California, without respect to any choice
of law or conflict of law principles that would result
in the application of any law other than that of California. As a
condition of participating, each Entrant (and, in the case of a Minor Entrant,
his/her parent/legal guardian) agrees that
any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of
action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, shall be resolved
in accordance with the arbitration provision set forth below.

 

Any and all
disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Promotion,
including without limitation, any alleged violation of these Official Rules,
any controversy relating to the arbitrability of any dispute, or any claim that
the Promotion, or any part thereof, is invalid, illegal or otherwise voidable
(or void), shall be settled by binding arbitration in Los Angeles County,
California, in accordance with the procedural rules for commercial disputes set
forth in the comprehensive arbitration rules and procedures of JAMS (“JAMS Rules and Procedures”) then
prevailing, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be
entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator shall be
selected pursuant to the JAMS Rules and Procedures. The arbitrator shall apply
California law consistent with the federal arbitration act and applicable
statutes of limitations and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law.
If any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable
or illegal (other than that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or
representative basis), or otherwise conflicts with the rules and procedures
established by JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall
remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the
invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained
herein. If, however, the portion that is deemed invalid, unenforceable or
illegal is that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative
basis, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void,
and neither claimant nor Sponsor shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute.
Upon filing a demand for arbitration, all parties to such arbitration shall
have the right of discovery, which discovery shall be completed within sixty
(60) days after the demand for arbitration is made, unless further extended by
mutual agreement of the parties. The arbitration of disputes pursuant to this
paragraph shall be in the Entrant’s individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. The arbitrator may not consolidate
or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated.

 

10. PRIVACY POLICY: Entrant understands that information is being collected by Sponsor. Any personal
information supplied by you to Sponsor will be subject to Sponsor’s privacy
policy posted at
https://www.ihop.com/en/legal/privacy-policy.

 

11. WINNERS /OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain the name of the winners of prizes valued at
$25 or more or a copy of these Official Rules, send a request along with a
stamped, self-addressed envelope to “IHOP National Pancake Day Promotion” Winner
Name or Rules, 2265 Lee Road, Suite 229, Winter Park, Florida 32789. Requests
must be received no later than March 12, 2020.