Mars Wrigley Confectionery – Skittles Gummi Sanctuary Sweepstakes

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SKITTLES ® GUMMI SANCTUARY SWEEPSTAKES RULES
OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES AND DISCLAIMER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. EACH PARTICIPANT’S CHANCES TO
WIN WILL NOT IMPROVE BY A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND. ENTRY IN THE SKITTLES
GUMMI SANCTUARY SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL
RULES BY THE ENTITY SUBMITTING THE ENTRY. VOID WHERE RESTRICTED OR
PROHIBITED BY LAW.
PLEASE READ THESE OFFICIAL RULES CAREFULLY AS THE OFFICIAL RULES REQUIRE
THAT PARTICIPANTS WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND THAT DISPUTES
ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES BE RESOLVED ON AN
INDIVIDUAL BASIS, RATHER THAN BY CLASS ACTIONS, AND LIMIT YOUR RIGHTS AND
REMEDIES IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE.
1. SKITTLES GUMMI SANCTUARY SWEEPSTAKES (“SWEEPSTAKES”) SUMMARY. In
honor of new SKITTLES Gummies, SKITTLES is opening the first Gummi Sanctuary on
National Gummi Day to provide squishy gummi animals refuge from being eaten. Those
who take the pledge to save the gummi animals will be entered to win a supply of
SKITTLES Gummies. Winning the Sweepstakes Prize (as defined below) is contingent
upon Participant fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules (“Rules”).
2. BINDING AGREEMENT. Each person (each a “Participant” or “you”) who submits an
Entry during the below Sweepstakes Period is entering into the Sweepstakes, which is
governed by these Rules. Each Participant should read these Rules before submitting an
Entry to ensure you understand and agree. You are not eligible to receive the Prizes
described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules.
3. SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Mars Wrigley
Confectionery US, LLC (“Sponsor”) and administered by ICF Next, Inc., 625 W Adams
Street, Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60661 (“Administrator”). This Sweepstakes is in no way
sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Instagram, Twitter,
Facebook, YouTube or any Social Media Site utilized by the Sweepstakes.
4. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern
Standard Time (“EST”) on July 12, 2021 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on July 23, 2021]
(“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sponsor’s clock shall be the official device for both the Entry
and the Sweepstakes. PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE
CORRESPONDING TIME ZONE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTION.
5. ELIGIBILITY – WHO MAY PARTICIPATE. The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals
who at the time of entry (a) are legal residents of and domiciled in the fifty (50) United
States or the District of Columbia, and (b) who are at least sixteen (16) years old at the
time of entry. Eligible Participants who are under the legal age of majority in their state of
primary residence (a “Minor”) must get their parent or legal guardian’s permission to
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participate in the Sweepstakes. A Minor Participant will be required to provide parental
consent in a form satisfactory to the Sponsor and/or Administrator before he or she can
be declared a winner and any Prize can be awarded under the terms of these Rules. The
following individuals are not eligible to participate: (i) employees of the Sponsor, any of
their subsidiaries or affiliate companies, or their advertising, marketing or promotional
agencies; (ii) family members (spouse, parents, siblings, children and in-laws) of any
individual referred to in clause (i); (iii) persons living in the same household (whether or
not related) with any person referred to in clause (i) or (ii) above; and (iv) commercial
enterprises and business entities. This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and
local laws and regulations and is void (a) outside the 50 United States and the District of
Columbia, and (b) where prohibited by law. Any local, state, provincial or other government
agency or any officials or employees thereof are not eligible to participate.
6. (“PRIZE”). One (1) winner will receive approximately one hundred and twenty (120)
packs of SKITTLES Gummies candy. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Prize is
$325 USD.
7. WHAT STEPS ARE NEEDED TO ENTER AND WIN; NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
There is one way to enter into this Sweepstakes.
Participants may enter by filling out the “pledge” form on
www.SkittlesGummiSanctuary.com and filling in the required field for Email Address
(“Entry”).
Participants must provide a valid email address for the Entry to be eligible.
Once selected, the winner will be asked to provide their first name, last name, phone
number and mailing address for shipment purposes. No PO boxes are permitted. All
required information must be included for the Entry to be eligible. Participants will be
required to confirm that they have reviewed and agreed to the Rules as a condition of
entering the Sweepstakes.
8. ENTRY DEADLINE. All Entries must be received on or before the end of the Sweepstakes
Period in order to be eligible to win the Prizes.
9. ODDS OF WINNINGS. The odds of winning the Prize will depend on the total number
Entries. Many will enter, one (1) will win.
10. SELECTION OF SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS AND NOTIFICATION.
This Sweepstakes will include a one-time only drawing (“Drawing”) that will
produce one (1) winner. This Drawing will be held on or about July 29, 2021
through a random drawing of Entries in the Sweepstakes.
The Administrator will contact winners via the email addresses the winners
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provided in their Entry. Participants should keep an eye on their incoming
messages and make sure they reply within three (3) business days to the message
sent by the Administrator.
The potential winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility,
Liability and Publicity Release (except where prohibited by law) within seven (7)
calendar days of notification by the Administrator.
The Prize may be forfeited and may be awarded to another Participant who is
randomly selected if (i) any Prize notification or Prize is returned as undeliverable,
(ii) the Administrator is unable to contact a potential winner within three (3)
business days of the first attempt to contact him or her, (iii) a potential winner fails
to provide his or her contact information within three (3) business days after
notification by the Sponsor, (iv) a potential winner is determined by Sponsor or
Administrator, in its sole discretion, to be ineligible, (v) a potential winner declines
the Prize, (vi) a potential winner fails to return a duly executed Affidavit of Eligibility,
Liability and Publicity Release or (vii) a potential winner is otherwise not in
compliance with these Rules.
In the event that no responses are received, no Prizes will be awarded.
The Prize will be fulfilled within approximately six (6) to ten (10) weeks after the
conclusion of the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor and Administrator are not
responsible for any delay in awarding any Prize.
DETERMINATIONS OF THE SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR ARE FINAL
AND BINDING.
11. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS (“RESTRICTIONS”). Each
Participant must ensure that:
The Entry:
o does not include any private information of a third party such as name, address,
phone number, email address, and other Personal Data.
o does not contain the likeness of anyone who is or who appears to be under the
age of 16 or anyone other than the Participant, unless the Participant has his or
her (or parent’s or legal guardian’s) permission to do so for this Sweepstakes. The
Participant must have permission from all recognizable people who appear in the
Entry regardless of their ages. If requested, the Participant must be able to provide
proof of such permission in a format acceptable to the Sponsor and/or
Administrator.
o does not disparage the Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party
affiliated with the Sweepstakes.
o does not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or
regulations in any state where Entry is created.
Participant warrants and represents that:
o the Entry verbal or written content (if any) is in English.
o the Participant has obtained any and all permissions, if any are required, prior to
entry and that Participant may legally grant all permissions contained within these
Rules to Sponsor.
o where the Entry is uploaded by a minor or includes a minor, the Participant: a)
warrants that Participant is the parent/legal guardian of such minor and as such
granted his/her permission for said minor to participate in the Sweepstakes and
permits the use of such minor’s name, likeness, biography, actions and
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contributions in the event that any Entry is submitted by or includes or references
any person deemed and b) assumes all legal responsibilities under these Rules
of any person deemed.
The Participant agrees that the interpretation of each of the above Restrictions shall be
subject to the Administrator’s or Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Administrator and/or
Sponsor are not responsible for any lost, late, incomplete, or other entries that do not
comply with these Rules and it may be disqualified.
Sponsor will consider only one (1) Entry from each Participants. Any attempt by any
Participant to receive more than the stated number of Prize by using multiple/different
email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods, as determined
by the Administrator or Sponsor in its sole discretion, may void all of that Participant’s
Submissions and that Participant may be disqualified from this Sweepstakes and any of
the Sponsor’s other promotions. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of any Entry,
the authorized account holder of the email address will be deemed to be the
Participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email
account by the entity responsible for doing so. Each Participant may be required to show
proof of being the authorized account holder.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT, PERSON, OR ENTITY TO
UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN
VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE,
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING
ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE
LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
12. PERMISSIVE USE. You grant the Sponsor, Administrator and any related affiliates or
agents unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, and royalty-free right, license,
privilege, and permission to record, copy, adapt, film, capture, use, license, transmit,
broadcast, exhibit, project, publish, circulate, display, or otherwise exploit, any and all
renderings of the Participant’s Entry, name (including any and all nicknames, related
names, and aliases), characters, biographies, artist’s portrayal of characters, voice,
image, likeness, visual representations, any and all attributes of the Participant’s
personality, and/or any and all of the Participant’s acts, poses, actions, and appearances
(collectively, “Name and Likeness”), and any ancillary use or derivative works on or in
connection with any film, audio tape, video tape, audio-visual work, sound recordings,
photograph, illustration, animation, broadcast, any derivative works or versions thereof in
any media or embodiment now known or hereafter developed, throughout the world the
way Sponsor or Administrator deems fit without any consideration or prior notice. Entries
become the sole property of Sponsor.
13. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS. By submitting the Entry, you agree to communicate
for the purpose of the Sweepstakes with the Sponsor and/or Administrator electronically.
Through your Entry, you (i) agree that your consent to these Rules is a binding form of
your electronic signature and (ii) represent that you have Internet access and a valid email
address enabling you access to information pertaining to the Sweepstakes and to receive
communications and documents electronically. Your consent is effective unless and until
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you withdraw by contacting us at https://www.mars.com/contact-us.
14. TAXES. ALL TAXES, FEES, DUTIES, SURCHARGES, IF ANY, IMPOSED ON ANY
SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNERS. Each
winner is solely responsible for ensuring that he or she complies with all the applicable tax
laws and filing requirements. If a winner fails to comply with such laws, the Prizes may be
forfeited and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select an alternative potential winner.
15. PRIVACY. Participant acknowledges that they have read and accepted ICF Next’s privacy
statement and the terms and conditions outlined here. Participants agree that personal
data including, but not limited to, name, email address, age, location, photo submission,
and written submission (“Personal Data”) may be:
collected, processed, stored and otherwise used by the Sponsor and/or Administrator,
or any party authorized by them for the purposes of conducting and administering the
Sweepstakes or the Prize, including Sponsor affiliates.
used by Sponsor or any party authorized by them, including Sponsor affiliates, to verify
a Participant’s identity, postal address and telephone number in the event a Participant
qualifies for any applicable Prize as well as to deliver the applicable Sweepstakes
Prizes.
used to fulfill additional terms of the Sweepstakes or to contact a Participant in
response to any question submitted by such Participant.
shared by the Sponsor or any party authorized to comply with the law or in the good
faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of law
or comply with legal process served on Sponsor, and to protect and defend Sponsor’s
rights or property.
Additionally, we ask that you please keep in mind:
The data processor is ICF Next as the Administrator and the data controller is ICF
Next and data recipients are ICF Next and Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC.
Participants have a right of access, modification and withdrawal of their Personal
Data. You may withdraw your consent to electronic communication and delivery of
documents, update your contact information, or request a free paper copy of these
Rules at any time by contacting us as set forth in these Rules. We will send you a
confirmation notice once we have processed your change request.
Participants also have a right of opposition to the data collection, under
circumstances. To exercise such rights, Participants may send a request to:
Skittles PR Team
625 W Adams Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60661
Or at https://www.mars.com/contact-us
16. RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY, OR DISQUALIFY. If for any reason the Entry or
Sweepstakes or any portion of either is not capable of running as planned due to technical
or administrative problems, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized
intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the Sponsor’s or
Administrator’s reasonable control which corrupt or affect the administration, security,
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fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right
at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes or any
portion of either.
17. NO WARRANTY. THE SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, AND ANY RELATED
AFFILIATES MAKE NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS
WHATSOEVER RELATIVE TO THE QUALITY, CONDITIONS, FITNESS, OR
MERCHANTABILITY OF ANY ASPECTS OF THE PRIZES. No transfer, substitutions or
cash equivalent for Prizes will be allowed, except at the Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s
sole discretion. The Sponsor and/or Administrator reserve the right to substitute
Sweepstakes Prizes, in whole or in part, of equal or greater monetary value if
Sweepstakes Prizes cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, as described for any reason.
18. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK,
TWITTER, YOUTUBE, THE SPONSOR, THE ADMINISTRATOR OR ANY RELATED
AFFILIATES, CLIENTS, PERSONNEL, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, OR
PRINCIPALS (PARTNERS, SHAREHOLDERS OR HOLDERS OF AN OWNERSHIP
INTEREST, AS THE CASE MAY BE) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LOSS OF PROFITS,
INCURRED BY PARTICIPANTS OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WHETHER BASED ON
WARRANTY OR IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER
OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING FROM
THE ENTRY, THE SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE OR USE OF A SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE,
EVEN IF THE SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
The Sponsor and/or Administrator are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, incomplete, invalid,
illegible, unintelligible, damaged, altered, counterfeit, obtained through fraud, late, or
misdirected entries, which will be disqualified; (ii) failed, partial or garbled computer
transmissions; (iii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to electronic
malfunctioning of any network; or (iv) any technical, computer, telephone, cable, network,
electronic or internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability
or intervention, error, omission, interruption, detection, defect, delay in operation or
transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to
the web site or otherwise whether caused by web site users or by any of the equipment
or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor and/or
Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any application not in
compliance with these Rules.
Participants agree that the Sponsor and/or Administrator shall have no liability for
unsuccessful efforts to notify any potential Sweepstakes winner, or for any injuries, losses,
or damages by reason of the Participant’s participation in the Sweepstakes.
19. INDEMNITY AND RELEASE. By accepting a Prize, the Winner agrees to release and
hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and any related affiliates, clients, personnel,
directors, officers, agents, or principals (partners, shareholders or holders of an ownership
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interest) from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with
awarding, receipt and/or use of a Prize or participation in Prize-related activities, and they
shall have no liability for any injury, misfortune, or damage to either persons or property
incurred by entering, participating in or winning the Sweepstakes.
20. IN CASE OF DISPUTES. The Sponsor and/or Administrator will interpret these Rules and
resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the Rules, and the
Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s decisions shall be final. If any provision of these Rules
is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction the invalidity of such
provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Rules, which shall
remain in full force and effect. The Sponsor and/or Administrator’s reserve the right to
modify or terminate the Sweepstakes or to make such other decisions regarding the
administration or outcome as the Sponsor and/or Administrator deem appropriate.
21. FORUM AND RECOURSE TO JUDICIAL PROCEDURES. If there is any conflict between
any promotional material and these Rules, the provisions of these Rules shall prevail. The
resolution of any dispute shall be within Sponsor and/or Administrator’s sole discretion.
As a condition of entering this Sweepstakes, except as prohibited by law, you agree that:
(a) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize
awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b)
any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs
incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees or court costs. All issues and questions concerning
the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, your rights and
obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes,
shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth
of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the
Commonwealth of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of
the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Virginia. Any legal suit, action,
or proceeding arising out of this Sweepstakes or the applicable Rules shall be instituted
exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the Commonwealth
of Virginia in each case located in the city of Fairfax and County of Fairfax, and the
entrant(s), Sponsor and Administrator irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of
such courts in any such suit, action, or proceeding and waives any objection based on
improper venue or forum non conveniens.
22. WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. THE PARTICIPANT(S), SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR
ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY CONTROVERSY THAT MAY ARISE OUT
OF OR RELATING TO THESE RULES OR THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS LIKELY TO
INVOLVE COMPLICATED AND DIFFICULT ISSUES AND, THEREFORE, THE
PARTICIPANT(S), SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR IRREVOCABLY AND
UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT THEY MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN
RESPECT OF ANY LEGAL ACTION, PROCEEDING, CAUSE OF ACTION OR
COUNTERCLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE RULES OR THIS
SWEEPSTAKES.
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23. CONTACT AND WINNER LIST. For the names of the winner, available upon completion
of winner confirmation, visit https://www.mars.com/contact-us.
Any queries shall be sent by mail to Sponsor at:
Skittles PR Team
625 W Adams Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60661
Or visit https://www.mars.com/contact-us
© 2021 ICF Next, Inc. All rights reserved.
ABBREVIATED RULES:
The Skittles Gummi Sanctuary Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Mars Wrigley
Confectionery US, LLC, 800 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840 and administered by ICF Next,
Inc., 625 W Adams Street, Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60661. The Sweepstakes period begins on
07/12/2021 and ends on 07/23/2021. One (1) winner will receive approximately one hundred and
twenty (120) packs of SKITTLES Gummies candy. Must be at least 16 years of age and a legal
resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Employees of the Sponsor, any of
their subsidiaries or affiliate companies, or their advertising, marketing or promotional agencies
and their family members are not eligible to participate. Any local state, provincial, or other
government agency, their officials, or employees are not eligible to participate. NO PURCHASE
NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Msg&data rates may apply. This Sweepstakes is in no way
sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram,
YouTube, or any Social Media Site utilized by the Sweepstakes. See full rules at
SkittlesGummiSanctuary.com.
TWITTER POST RULES:
NO PURCH. NEC. Open to legal res of 50 US/DC, 16+ only. Begins 7/12/21 and ends 7/23/21.
Rules: SkittlesGummiSanctuary.com. Void where prohibited. Msg&data rates may apply.
Sponsor: Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC, 800 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.