Paulaner – Oktoberfest With The Best Sweepstakes
PRIZES AND DRAWINGS First Prize. On or around the Drawing Date for each Entry Period, three (3) First Prize winners (“First Prize Winners”) will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received by the close of that Entry Period. There will be a total of thirty (30) First Prize Winners. Each First Prize Winner will win the following prize (the “First Prize”): one (1) Schaller & Weber Branded Wooden Oktoberfest gift box containing one (1) Weisswurst pack (12 Wurst), one (1) 16 ounce jar of German delicatessen sauerkraut, one (1) 9.5 ounce jar of Bavarian Sweet & Spicy mustard, eight (8) imported German pretzels, and one (1) Paulaner branded 1 liter glass mug. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each First Prize is $70.00. The ARV of all First Prizes to be awarded is $2100.00.Grand Prize. On or around 10/26/22, one (1) Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected from among all eligible First Prize Winners. The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded the following prize package (the “Grand Prize”): (i) two (2) VIP passes (one for the Grand Prize Winner and one for the Grand Prize Winner’s guest (“Guest”) to the 2023 Oktoberfest (the “Festival”) in Munich Germany which is scheduled to take place in September of 2023 (Specific dates for the 2023 Oktoberfest have not yet been determined and will be provided to the Grand Prize Winner as soon as possible); (ii) roundtrip coach airfare for the Grand Prize Winner and Guest from the international airport in the continental United States that is closest to the Grand Prize Winner’s residence (as determined by Sponsor) to Munich, Germany, and (iii) two (2) consecutive nights hotel stay in Munich, Germany at a hotel selected by Sponsor. Accommodations will include one standard room with double occupancy and a morning breakfast. The ARV of the Grand Prize is $3,500. The ARV of all Prizes to be awarded is $5,600.00. The Odds of winning a First Prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received during each Entry Period. The odds of winning the Grand Prize is 1:30. Passes will be for attendance at the 2023 Oktoberfest in Munich Germany for one afternoon or one evening. Sponsor will attempt to accommodate the Grand Prize Winner’s schedule, but Sponsor cannot guarantee any specific date or time of attendance. Any and all other costs and expenses not specifically mentioned herein including, but not limited to, all taxes, local transportation, passports, additional hotel stay, changes to reservations, fuel, insurance, meals, beverages, gratuities, room service, other services, upgrades, souvenirs, and personal expenses, are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner and Guest to pay. No alcohol is being awarded as part of the Grand Prize.A First Prize and the Grand Prize may also be referred to herein as a “Prize.” A First Prize Winner and the Grand Prize Winner may also be referred to herein as a “Winner.” All Prizes will be awarded unless there is insufficient participation or if Sponsor cannot obtain from each Winner satisfactory proof of age and residency in a timely manner, in which case all Prizes may not be awarded and the odds of winning a Prize may change. All Winners are subject to confirmation of eligibility. Winners will be notified by Instagram direct message or email. First Prizes will be shipped to Winners directly at no cost to them.PRIZE CONDITIONSThere is a limit of one First Prize per person or per Instagram account. Prizes are non-transferable, cannot be sold or auctioned, and have no cash surrender value. The hotel room will be reserved under the Grand Prize Winner’s name. The Grand Prize Winner will use one of the two airline tickets and one of the two Festival passes. The Grand Prize Winner may select one (1) guest (“Guest”) to use the remaining airline ticket and Festival pass. Grand Prize Winner and Guest must use the Prize on the same days/nights. All components of the Grand Prize must be used in one trip and no refund or compensation will be paid if the Grand Prize Winner does not use the entire Grand Prize as awarded. Grand Prize Winner and Guest will each be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release as a condition to being awarded the Grand Prize. Guest has no independent rights to the Grand Prize and must be 21 years of age or older. If Sponsor does not receive personal confirmation from the Grand Prize Winner of being selected as the Grand Prize Winner within three (3) days from Sponsor’s notification, or if the Grand Prize Winner (i) fails to complete or return any requested documents by the date specified by the Sponsor (including a copy of the Grand Prize Winner’s and Guest’s passport), (ii) is found to be ineligible, (iii) cannot use the Grand Prize on the dates indicated, or (iv) fails to comply with these Official Rules, the Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected if time permits. Grand Prize Winner and Guest must obtain valid U.S. passports allowing travel to Germany to attend the Festival. Once travel arrangements have been made, they cannot be changed. If the Grand Prize Winner declines the Grand Prize for any reason (even after acceptance), the Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and Sponsor will use reasonable efforts to continue to select a replacement Grand Prize Winner as long as time permits and the resulting delays do not affect the cost of the Grand Prize. The acceptance or use of the Grand Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use the Grand Prize Winner’s name and address (city and state) and likeness for promotional purposes on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation. In the event the 2023 Festival is cancelled, Sponsor will substitute the Grand Prize with one of equal or greater value or with a company check in the amount of the ARV of the Grand Prize. If the 2023 Festival is postponed or rescheduled Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may substitute the Grand Prize with one of equal or greater value or with a company check in the amount of the ARV of the Grand Prize. In the event there is a difference between the actual value of a Prize and the stated ARV of that Prize, there will be no refund or reimbursement provided. The Grand Prize Winner must provide his/her social security number and will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the stated ARV of the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize Winner is liable for the payment of all applicable federal and state taxes on the Grand Prize. Grand Prize Winner and Guest must have all identification and other documents necessary for travel including but not limited to, any required vaccination and/or proof of negative COVID testing. All travel is subject to any and all restrictions instituted by the Department of Defense and/or Department of Homeland Security, as required. The Grand Prize must be accepted as awarded. Participants who are unwilling to fly to Germany to attend the Munich Oktoberfest because of health, safety, or other concerns should not enter this Sweepstakes as no cash alternative to the stated Grand Prize will be available. LIMIT OF LIABILITYSponsor is not responsible for lost, late, delayed, inaccurate, incomplete, or misdirected entries, or for electronic, network or computer failures or malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or for other hardware, software or technical errors of any kind including any injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes, or for other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, or with respect to any Sweepstakes-related materials. Winners agree to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless the Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents, from any claims due to any injuries, damages, or losses to any person (including death) or property, resulting in whole or in part from acceptance or use of a Prize or participation in the Sweepstakes. Grand Prize Winner is responsible for proper behavior of the Grand Prize Winner and Guest at all times and no refund or compensation will be provided if the Grand Prize Winner and/or Guest is asked to leave the hotel, the Festival, or any other location as a result of unruly behavior. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor whose decisions are final. Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity with regard to the mechanics of the Sweepstakes or the interpretation of the Official Rules. Headings are provided for convenience only. Anyone attempting to defraud or tamper with this Sweepstakes will be declared ineligible and may be prosecuted. Sponsor is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, inconvenience, or loss of time arising out of any acts, omissions, or negligence, of any person, including, without limitation, transportation carriers, and any person providing any service or accommodation in conjunction with the Prize, or for delays or cancellations including, but not limited to, those resulting from mechanical breakdown, closings, strikes, government action, inclement weather, or Acts of God. Use of the Grand Prize is subject to the rules of the hotel and Festival, and the Grand Prize Winner and Guest may be required to execute additional releases as a condition of use of the Grand Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect information caused by printing, technical or human errors, which may occur during the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays, or the theft, loss, or destruction of entries. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as planned because of tampering, intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other reason (each an “Intervening Cause”), which affects the security, fairness, or proper execution of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Sweepstakes or, in its discretion, award the Prizes through a drawing from all eligible entries received which, in Sponsor’s opinion, were not affected by the Intervening Cause. Any disputes regarding this Sweepstakes shall be governed by New York law and resolved in courts located in Westchester County, New York. Any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred but in no event attorney fees. Entrant waives any claim for punitive, incidental, or consequential damages. With regard to the Prizes being awarded, Sponsor makes no express or implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. WINNERS LISTFor a Winners List, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope postmarked by 11/01/22 to: Oktoberfest with the Best™ Winners List, 2 Westchester Park Dr., Suite 201, White Plains, NY 10604. Void where prohibited.SPONSORPaulaner USA, Westchester NY is the sole Sponsor of the Sweepstakes. Schaller & Weber and its affiliated companies, do not endorse Sponsor’s products and are not affiliated with the Sweepstakes. All product names, logos, brands, and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.