Kraft Heinz Velveeta – Big Ten Basketball Program – Win IN for Big Ten Championship Experience

Velveeta Big Ten Basketball Program
Official Rules
1. Eligibility: Velveeta Big Ten Basketball Program (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal
residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen
(18) years old (or nineteen (19) years of age or older for residents of Alabama and Nebraska) and
residents of Puerto Rico who are at least twenty-one (21) years old or older at the time of entry.
Employees of Kraft Heinz Foods Company (“Sponsor”), Merkle Inc., (“Administrator”), Publicis
Groupe, and their parent and affiliate companies, suppliers as well as the immediate family
(spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not
eligible. The Promotion 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 and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in
all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements
set forth herein. The Promotion consists of a sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) and an instant
win game (the “Instant Win Game”).
2. Sponsor: Kraft Heinz Foods Company, 200 E Randolph, Chicago, IL 60601. Administrator:
Merkle Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075.
3. Timing: The Promotion begins on December 3, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”), ends
on April 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”) and consists of two (2) Sweepstakes
Entry Periods (each an “Entry Period”) as outlined below.
Start Date at
12:00 a.m.
End Date at
11:59 p.m.
Receive by
1 12/3/21 1/23/22 1/24/22 1/31/22 2/8/22
2 1/24/22 4/1/22 4/1/22 4/8/22 4/15/22
Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Promotion.
4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, visit (“Website”) and
complete and submit the registration form including a valid home address. P.O. Boxes are not
permitted. Then, you may proceed to enter the Sweepstakes and play the Instant Win Game as
outlined below.
a. Sweepstakes: There are two (2) ways to enter, as outlined below.
I. Make a Qualifying Purchase: During the Promotion Period, purchase
participating Velveeta Shells and Cheese and/or Velveeta Loaves as outlined in
Appendix A and keep your receipt. Online purchases are not eligible. Take an
image of your entire receipt. The receipt image must be clear and legible, include
retailer name, purchase date and time, the Velveeta Shells and Cheese and/or
Velveeta Loaves purchase, and the purchase price. Then, visit the Website,
register (on your first visit) or login, and tap/click on the “UPLOAD RECEIPT”
button. Then, follow the instructions to upload the image of your receipt. You will
receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry into the applicable Entry Period drawing for
each package of Velveeta Shells and Cheese and/or Velveeta Loaves purchased
(i.e. if you purchase a three (3) pack bundle, you will receive three (3)
Sweepstakes entries).
II. Mail-in Alternate Method: To enter the Sweepstakes without making a purchase,
hand print your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email address,
and date of birth on a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with
proper postage to “Velveeta Big Ten Basketball Program,” c/o Merkle Inc., P.O.
Box 5022, Department 850784, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5022. You will receive one
(1) Sweepstakes entry into the applicable Entry Period drawing. Limit: One (1)
entry per envelope. All mail-in entries must be handwritten and must be
postmarked by and received by the dates listed above in Section 3. All entries
become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or
returned. 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 entries, which will be
Limit: Each entrant may enter the Sweepstakes up to thirty (30) times during the
Promotion Period regardless of method or combination of methods of entry.
b. Instant Win Game: During the Promotion Period, visit the Website, register (on your first
visit) or login, and tap/click on the “LET’S PLAY” button. You will advance to the Instant
Win Game page to receive one (1) Instant Win Game play for that day. Once on the
Instant Win Game page, play the game. The Instant Win Game results will be instantly
displayed. Potential winners of the Instant Win Game will be provided directions for
validation. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be
awarded. Administrator is responsible for the functionality of the Instant Win Game.
Limit: Each entrant may play 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 plays/entries by using multiple/different email
addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s
plays/entries 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 or other
organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the
submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized
account holder.
5. Sweepstakes/Instant Win Game: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose
decisions as to the administration and operation of the Promotion and the selection of potential
winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Sweepstakes: Administrator
will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes Entry Period winner, from all eligible entries
received from the applicable Entry Period on or around the date listed above in Section 3. Non-
winning entries from Entry Period 1 will not carry over into Entry Period 2. Instant Win Game:
Five thousand five hundred (5,500) random, computer-generated winning times, one for each
prize listed below, will be generated during the Promotion Period. 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.
7. Verification of Potential Winners: Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with
these Official Rules. The potential Sweepstakes winner will be notified by mail, email or phone.
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 and Publicity Release which must be received by
Administrator, within two (2) 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, or fails to sign and return the
Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release or provide any other requested
information within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable,
potential winner forfeits the prize. In the event that a potential winner of a prize valued over
$25.00 is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate
winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. There will be three (3)
alternate drawings after which the applicable prize will remain unawarded. Unclaimed Instant
Win Game prizes valued at $25.00 or less will not be awarded. Instant Win Game prizes will be
fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Promotion Period.
8. Prizes:
Sweepstakes Prizes: ONE (1) ENTRY PERIOD 1 GRAND PRIZE: A trip for four (4) to
Indianapolis, IN for Big Ten Championship Experience. Trip package includes round trip, coach-
class air transportation for four (4) from a major airport near winner’s home (determined by
Sponsor in its sole discretion) to Indianapolis, IN; three (3) nights’ accommodations at a hotel
determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (two (2) rooms, double occupancy); ground
transportation to and from destination airport and hotel; four (4) game tickets for three (3) games;
$5,300 check; breakfast with a B10 talent (all details determined by Sponsor), $500 worth of Big
Ten merchandise; and travel agent services. Winner must travel on March 11, 2022 and return
on March 14, 2022 or prize will be forfeited. Travel must be round trip. Sponsor will determine
airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the
event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set
forth in this Promotion, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in
the passenger ticket contract. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the
package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals,
gratuities, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or
facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the
responsibility solely of winner. Unless child of winner, travel companions must be eighteen (18)
years of age or older as of the date of departure or a sibling/friend of winner with the appropriate
parental permissions and releases and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the
winner. If winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, at least one (1) travel companion must
be winner’s parent/legal guardian. Travel companions must execute liability/publicity releases
prior to issuance of travel documents. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply.
Winner and travel companions are responsible for complying with any COVID-19 requirements
set forth by airline, hotels/accommodations, event venues or other vendors offering services that
are part of the trip prize. Failure to comply with any required COVID-19 requirements, may result
in forfeiture of select elements of the prize or the entire prize. Forfeiture of select elements of the
trip due to failure to meet these requirements will not impact the value of the trip as reported on
an IRS Form 1099. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s
proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at
Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel
vouchers or certificates. Sponsor is not responsible if each event is delayed, postponed or
cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of prize is forfeited in its entirety and no
substitution will be provided except as in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Approximate Retail Value
(“ARV”): $19,670. Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between
departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate
retail value.
ONE (1) ENTRY PERIOD 2 GRAND PRIZE: Branded basketball court, hoop, net return system,
sports court, ball rack, basketballs, ball pump and onsite labor to assemble/install. Winner can
also select add-ons or the cash value, including team bench, scorekeeper, custom uniforms,
sport light, and outdoor speaker. ARV: $19,309.00. Should the winner elect to donate the prize
instead, they will collaborate with the Publicis Groupe team to find a suitable candidate (i.e.,
community center/park in their neighborhood) and work with that organization to fulfill the prize.
Odds of winning a Sweepstakes Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during
the applicable Entry Period.
Instant Win Game Prizes:
Prize Description Quantity ARV
Velveeta Cornhole Set 3 $995.00
Velveeta Locker Room Chair 2 $225.00
$100 gift card 50 $100.00
Velveeta Cooler 15 $71.00
Velveeta Jersey 50 $64.00
Outdoor Speaker & Wireless Powerbank 30 $55.00
$50 gift card 100 $50.00
$25 gift card 200 $25.00
Velveeta Basketball 50 $23.00
$10 gift card 500 $10.00
Free product coupon good for a 2# Velveeta Original Loaf 500 $7.99
Free product coupon good for a box of Original Velveeta
Shells and Cheese Dinner
4,000 $3.00
For All Prizes: Terms and conditions of gift cards and coupons apply. The actual value of
electronic prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among
other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official
Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. No cash equivalent and all 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. Limit: one (1) Sweepstakes Grand Prize
and one (1) Instant Win Game prize per email address/person/household. TOTAL ARV OF ALL
PRIZES: $85,474.
9. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor,
Publicis Groupe, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors,
advertising/promotion agencies and each of their respective parent companies 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 participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or
misuse of any prize.
10. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes winner’s
consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions
and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further
payment or consideration.
11. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the
Promotion, 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 or Instant Win Game, 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) interferes with any
aspect of the Sweepstakes or Instant Win Game, including but not limited to fulfillment of the
prize(s), as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the
right to modify the prizes offered herein and to award the prizes at random from among the
eligible entries or plays 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 Sweepstakes or 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 undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes or the Instant Win
Game 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
12. 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 Promotion; (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 Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of
the Promotion 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
Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry or play is
confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s
sole remedy is another Sweepstakes entry or Instant Win Game play, if 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 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.
13. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and
causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize 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; (2) any and all claims, judgments and
awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with
entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will
entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect,
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 the entrant and Sponsor in
connection with the Promotion, 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.
14. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to the
Sponsor’s Privacy Policy
15. Winner List: For a winner list, visit . The winner list will be posted
after winner confirmation is complete.
© 2021 Merkle Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Appendix A
Participating Velveeta Shells & Cheese
Product Name
Original 12oz
Original 12oz 2-pack
Original 12oz 3-pack
Original 12oz 8-pack
Value Size 24oz
2% Milk 12oz
Broccoli 9.4oz
Bacon 10.3oz
Queso Blanco 12oz
Mini Shells 10oz
Jumbo Shells 10.1oz
Velveeta Shells and Cheese 4-pack
Participating Velveeta Loaves
Product Name
Original 1lb Loaf
Original 2lb Loaf
Original 5lb Loaf
Original 8oz Loaf
2% Milk 1lb Loaf
2% Milk 2lb Loaf
Mexican 1lb Loaf
Mexican 2lb Loaf
Queso Blanco 1lb Loaf
Queso Blanco 2lb Loaf
Sharp Cheddar 2lb Loaf
Jalapeño 1lb Loaf
3ct Fresh Packs
5ct Fresh Packs
10ct Fresh Packs