Pepsi-Cola – Win a trip to a College Basketball Showdown of your choice plus daily INSTANT prizes by April 20, 2015 –INSTANTLY!
NO PURCHASE OR PROOF-OF-PURCHASE NECESSARY AND NO ENTRY FEE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN PROMOTION.
1. HOW TO ENTER :
Promotion begins March 9, 2015, at 12:00:00 a.m. ET and ends April 20, 2015, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET .
THERE ARE TWO (2) WAYS TO ENTER:
1) To enter the Promotion via text message , look for in-store signs at any participating location during the Promotion Period. Look for the Promotion text message code (“Code”) “DEW” printed on in-store signs. Use your mobile phone to text the Code to 699376, during the Promotion Period, to receive one (1) entry into the Random Drawing and one (1) Instant Win game play (see Rule 4 below). Participants must have a mobile phone with text messaging capabilities to enter by text message. By participating, participants agree to receive up to three (3) reply text messages per entry about the Promotion from Pepsi. Participants entering this Promotion via text message may incur a standard text message and data charge from their wireless service provider for each message sent and received. Check with your wireless service provider for details on these and any other applicable changes. You are solely responsible for any such wireless charges. Not all wireless carriers participate.
2) To enter without texting, go online to www.DewMarchSweeps.com (“Website”) during the Promotion Period, and follow the online instructions to register for the Promotion. Upon completion of your registration, one (1) entry into the Random Drawing and one (1) Instant Win game play ( see Rule 4 below).
Proof of submitting an entry does not constitute proof of delivery. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned to entrant. Every entry must be manually keystroked and manually entered by the individual entrant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including but not limited to entries made using any script, macro, bot or game service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these or related e-mail or IP addresses may be blocked.
Limit one (1) entry per day per person/email address/mobile phone number regardless of entry method. A “Day” is defined as a twenty-four (24) hour time period beginning at 12:00:00 a.m. ET and ending at the following 11:59:59 p.m. ET.
The person submitting the Promotion entry must be the authorized account holder/user of the mobile phone number/email address; otherwise entry shall be deemed void. In the event of dispute over the identity of a potential winner, entries will be declared made by the registered user of the phone number/email address used at the time of entry, and potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder/user of the mobile phone number/email address submitting the entry. It is solely the responsibility of the entrant to notify the Pepsi-Cola Company in writing if the entrant changes his or her phone number/email address during the Promotion Period.
IMPORTANT: Proof of sending a text message is not proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor. If you send a text message stating “HELP” to 699376, you will be sent a reply text message, which will include contact information for customer support for the Promotion. You can also visit the Website for FAQ’s and contact information for customer support for the Promotion.
Open only to legal residents of United States residing in one of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia 18 years of age or older (19 in AL and NE) as of the time of entry.
RANDOM DRAWING PRIZE:
One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded, consisting of a trip for winner and three (3) guests to winner’s choice of any one (1) U.S. regular season college basketball game held in the forty-eight (48) States (hereinafter referred to as the “Game”) during the 2015-2016 season.
Excludes post season games. Grand Prize also includes round-trip coach air transportation for winner and three (3) guests from an airport nearest the winner’s home within the continental U.S. to an airport near the Game, four (4) tickets to the Game, one(1) double occupancy standard hotel room for two (2) nights, four (4) gift bags and one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) spending money.
Estimated retail value (“ERV”) of Grand Prize is up to $11,500, depending upon winner’s point of travel origin. If Grand Prize winner resides within 150 miles of location of the game selected, ground transportation may be substituted in lieu of air transportation at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Selection of airline, hotel and Game seating assignment is at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein are solely the responsibility of winner and guest. Sponsor will specify travel dates and all travel must be taken on dates specified; no alternative travel dates are available. All travel subject to availability and restrictions. Winner and guest must travel on same itinerary. Minor children may accompany winner as travel guest only if minor’s parent or legal guardian is the winner. Minors must be accompanied at all times during trip (including, but not limited to, in-flight, hotel stay and all prize-related events) by minor’s parent or legal guardian. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for cancelled, delayed, suspended or rescheduled events (including the Game and/or airline flights) beyond its control. Travel guest must sign and return a travel release before any ticketing or travel occurs. Winner and guest must have all necessary identification and/or travel documents (e.g. a valid U.S. driver’s license) required for travel within the United States.
INSTANT WIN PRIZE:
*Gift cards are subject to terms and conditions, which will be disclosed to winners at the time of award.
4. WINNER SELECTION
Instant Win: For each day of the Promotion Period, one (1) Instant Win Prize will be awarded at random based on a computer generated formula. The first person to submit a valid entry via any participation method in accordance with these Official Rules on or immediately after the randomly selected time will win an Instant Win Prize, subject to verification. Odds of winning an Instant Win Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received on the day and time of entry.
Random Drawing: Grand Prize will be awarded in a random drawing to be held on or about April 21, 2015. Drawing is to be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decisions are final. Winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend upon the number of eligible Plays received.
Limit one (1) Random Drawing Prize and one (1) Instant Win Prize per person/email address/mobile phone number/household regardless of entry method.
5. WINNER NOTIFICATION:
Potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by email or phone and will be required to respond to the notification within seventy-two (72) hours indicating whether he/she can accept the prize. If no response is received within the allotted time, an alternate winner will be selected. All potential Instant Win Prize winners who played via text message will be notified immediately via text message, subject to verification of eligibility. Each potential Instant Win Prize winner will be provided a unique prize code and a link within the notification text message that the potential Instant Win Prize winner must click to open a Prize Claim Form and follow the instructions and complete the Prize Claim Form, including providing their unique prize code provided in their text message notification. All potential Instant Win Prize winners who play online will be notified immediately on the Website, subject to verification of eligibility, and must follow the instructions to confirm their eligibility and claim their prize. Sponsor is not responsible for suspended or discontinued wireless service that may result in a potential winner not receiving initial prize notification. Any Instant Win Prize winner notification returned as undeliverable without a forwarding address will result in prize forfeiture. Where permitted by law, Grand Prize winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/ Liability Release and a publicity release (where permitted by law) within five (5) calendar days of attempted winner notification as indicated by the date on the Affidavit. If attempted Grand Prize notification is (i) returned as undeliverable or if any required documents are not returned within the required number of days; (ii) if the winner is unable to attend on the dates specified; or (iii) if winner cannot be verified or is otherwise unable to accept the prize as stated, prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Unless otherwise noted, allow up to up to three (3) to four (4) weeks for delivery of Instant Win Prize by mail following completion of notification process. Prizes will only be delivered to addresses within the United States. Sponsor is not responsible for any change in entrant’s mailing address and/or telephone number.
Prizes will be awarded and/or delivered only to addresses within the United States. Unclaimed Instant Win Prizes will not be awarded. Except as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, no substitution of prize is offered, no transfer of prize to a third party is permitted, and non-cash prizes may not be redeemed for cash value (unless at the sole discretion of Sponsor). Any difference between the approximate prize value and the actual prize value will not be awarded. Prize winners will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes on prizes. If applicable, winners may receive an IRS Form 1099 for the retail value of the prize. All other expenses on the receipt and use of the prize not specifically mentioned herein are solely the responsibility of the winner. Any portion of a prize not accepted by winner will be forfeited.
Where permitted by law, by participating in the Promotion, entrant grants Sponsor and Promotion Parties, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies, and those acting pursuant to their authority, the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use any materials submitted by entrant in connection with the Promotion as well as the entrant’s name, portrait, picture, likeness, voice, statements attributable to him/her, city and state of residence, and other biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes throughout the world in any and all media now known or existing at any time in the future, without further approval, notification, or compensation.
By entering this Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, which are a contract and include limitations of rights and remedies, and the decisions of Sponsor that shall be final and binding in all respects. The Official Rules will be available online at www.DewMarchSweeps.com throughout the Promotion Period. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS 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.
9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:
PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS, WHERE IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR SUITABILITY FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SPONSOR AND PROMOTION PARTIES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR (A) ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE ENTRY INFORMATION, OR FOR ANY FAULTY OR FAILED ELECTRONIC DATA TRANSMISSIONS; (B) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR ALTERATION OF ENTRIES AT ANY POINT IN THE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION; (C) ANY TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION, FAILURE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, WITH REGARD TO ANY EQUIPMENT, SYSTEMS, NETWORKS, LINES, SATELLITES, SERVERS, COMPUTERS OR PROVIDERS UTILIZED IN ANY ASPECT OF THE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION; (D) ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PARTICIPANTS OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON’S PHONE WHICH MAY BE RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM ANY ATTEMPT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROMOTION. IF, FOR ANY REASON, THE PROMOTION IS NOT CAPABLE OF RUNNING AS PLANNED FOR REASONS WHICH MAY INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TAMPERING, UNAUTHORIZED INTERVENTION, FRAUD, TECHNICAL FAILURES, OR ANY OTHER CAUSES WHICH MAY CORRUPT OR AFFECT THE ADMINISTRATION, SECURITY, FAIRNESS, INTEGRITY OR PROPER CONDUCT OF THIS PROMOTION, THEN SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO CANCEL, TERMINATE, MODIFY OR SUSPEND THE PROMOTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART. THIS PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. AS A CONDITION OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, YOU AGREE 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 INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, EXCLUSIVELY BEFORE A COURT LOCATED IN NEW YORK HAVING JURISDICTION. FURTHER, IN ANY SUCH DISPUTE, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PARTICIPANTS BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES, OTHER THAN PARTICIPANT’S ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES (E.G. COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING), AND PARTICIPANTS FURTHER WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED.
10. RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION :
ALL ENTRANTS, AS A CONDITION OF ENTRY INTO THE PROMOTION, AGREE TO FOREVER AND IRREVOCABLY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND PROMOTION PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS OR ACTIONS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH SUBMITTING AN ENTRY OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING IN ANY ASPECT OF THE PROMOTION, THE RECEIPT, OWNERSHIP OR USE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED, OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY OR ANY TYPOGRAPHICAL OR OTHER ERROR IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF OFFERING OF ANY PRIZE. THE WINNER SHALL BEAR ALL RISK OF LOSS OR DAMAGE TO THEIR PRIZE AFTER IT HAS BEEN DELIVERED.
11. WINNERS LIST REQUEST:
For the names of the prize winners, mail your request to: Mountain Dew/Doritos “Time To Bring It” Promotion Winner’s List Request, PO Box 510468, New Berlin, WI 53151. Request must be received by May 7, 2015.