Philly Pretzel Factory Soft Pretzel – Salty 16 Bracket Sweepstakes
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Open to legal residents in any state a Philly Pretzel Factory resides (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Missouri, Virginia, South Carolina), who are 18 years of age or older unless otherwise stated herein. Do not enter this Sweepstakes if your primary address is not located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Missouri, Virginia or South Carolina at the time of entry. Employees of Soft Pretzel Franchise Systems, Inc., the Franchisee’s, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate or win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.
Soft Pretzel Factory Systems, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliated companies (together, the “Company”), and i76 Solutions (“Administrator”) will conduct the Sweepstakes as described in these general rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:
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1525 Ford Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Description of Sweepstakes/Participation
Date of Sweepstakes: The Sweepstakes starts on Monday, March 13, 2023 and ends on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.
The Company is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties and other technological problems. Company is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected, mutilated, postage-due or incomplete entries or mail. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Should multiple users of the same e-mail account or mobile phone number, as applicable, enter the Sweepstakes and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said e-mail account or mobile phone account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address or mobile phone number by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, mobile service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses, mobile phone numbers or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by the website administrator for online entries. When applicable the website administrator’s computer will be deemed the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes promotion. Sweepstakes entries must contain all information requested and must be received on or before the deadline for registration to be deemed valid. All Entries become the property of Company and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Prize(s): Conditions and restrictions may apply. The total approximate retail value of all the prizes (“ARV“) are $4,479 US Dollars, excluding taxes. Winners who select the winning Snack or Dip will be selected by random draw with the phone number the entrant provided upon entering the Sweepstakes. Grand prize of PlayStation 5 with NBA 2K23, among other great prizes like the SoundLink Revolve+ II Bluetooth® speaker, $100 NCAA Store Gift Card, Apple Watch SE (any color aluminum case with standard band; no upgraded bands), Philly Pretzel Factory Party Trays ($50 value), AirPods (3rd generation) with Lightning Charging Case, HomePod Mini (in any available color) and the SIQ Smart Basketball + mobile app Conditions and restrictions may apply. While supplies last. The prize(s) that are awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. No cash equivalent or substitution of any prize is offered. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Company reserves the right to substitute such prize with another prize of equal or greater value, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, the Company reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. The prize is date specific (i.e. concert tickets) and the winner or winners must be available on the dates specified. If the winner is not available on the specified dates, winner will be disqualified and the Company reserves the right to choose an alternative winner. Prizes that are date specific such as event or concert tickets, Company is not responsible for the cancellation or rescheduling of any event and no substitution or compensation shall be awarded. Company reserves the right to not award the prize associated with that canceled event or concert, without any payment or obligation to the winner or potential winner.
ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. While supplies last.
Prize Conditions and Restrictions: Prizes are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified herein. Winner(s) must comply with all rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of prize in its entirety. The prize elements will be awarded as described herein (subject to legal restrictions, etc). If the winner is disqualified or is found to be ineligible for the Sweepstakes, the Company reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award the prize, at its sole discretion. By accepting the prize, the Winner must agree to the prize conditions on participation and understand (i) that all decisions of the Company, judges, and Sweepstakes Entities with respect to the Sweepstakes are final and binding; (ii) to release the Company, Franchisees and sponsors and their respective parent companies and affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, and licensees from any and all claims in connection with the Sweepstakes and the award or use of the prizes; (iii) to allow the Company to and sponsors to use their names, voices, photographs, likenesses, biographical material, in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Sweepstakes, without additional financial or other compensation; and (iv) where allowed by law, sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible or liable to any entrant or winner or any person claiming through such entrant or winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, volcanic eruption, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond the Sweepstakes Entities’ sole control. All other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance and use not specified in the Sweepstake’s official rules as being provided are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Corporate and Franchisees do not make, and are not responsible in any manner for, any warranties, representations, or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or law, relating to any prizes, regarding the use, value or enjoyment of the prize, including, without limitation, its quality, mechanical condition, or fitness for a particular purpose. Corporate or the Franchisee will have no further obligation to winner.
Eligibility and Limitations: Participants and winner(s) must be legal residents in any state a Philly Pretzel Factory resides (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Missouri, Virginia, South Carolina), who are 18 years of age or older unless otherwise stated herein. Only one (1) entry per person. Employees of Soft Pretzel Franchise Systems, Inc., the Franchisee’s, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate or win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.
If, in The Company’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of fraud, electronic or non-electronic tampering or unauthorized intervention with any portion of this Sweepstakes, or if fraud or technical difficulties of any sort (e.g., computer viruses, bugs) compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes, The Company reserves the right to void suspect Entry and/or evaluations and/or terminate the Sweepstakes and award the Prize in its sole discretion. The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant to automatically enter or evaluate repeatedly is prohibited. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant based on an email address, the entry in question may be disqualified. For all Sweepstakes the Company disclaims all liability for any delays, mis delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. The Company is not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Company disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue an SMS/text message due to equipment malfunction, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Company’s control, or otherwise. Corporate and the Franchisees are not responsible for service outages, message failures, transmission delays or any other factor affecting the availability or performance of the text messaging service. Corporate and the Franchisees further reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if, in the sole discretion of Corporate and/or the Franchisee, it is impossible or impractical to complete the Sweepstakes as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort. Corporate and/or Franchisees may require, on request, proof of identity as to the rightful owner of the phone number from which the text message entry was sent. Corporate and the Franchisees reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry if that entry’s source and sender cannot be reasonably determined. In the event of termination of the Sweepstakes by Company, Company reserves the right to award any prize(s) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Company. In no event will the type and quantity of prizes awarded exceed the number of prizes described.
Release: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against the Company, its employees and agents, the Sweepstake’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, and Philadelphia Eagles, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Sweepstakes, or from the award, receipt and/or use or misuse of any prize, including any travel related thereto.
Taxes: Any valuation of the prize(s) stated in the Rules is based on available information provided to the Company, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize(s) which are not specifically provided for in the official rules.
Conduct and Decisions: By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Company personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Sweepstakes, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. The Company will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Sweepstakes and the Company’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Sweepstakes is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Company, the Company reserves the right to terminate this Sweepstakes, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Company deems appropriate. If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim the Prize, the winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for the Prize. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. All decisions will be made by the Company and are final. The Company may waive or amend any of these rules in its sole discretion. Any reference in these Official Rules or as part of the Sweepstakes to The Company’s, Franchisee’s and/or Sponsor’s “discretion” and/or any exercise of discretion by Sponsor, Franchisee or the Company shall mean in Company’s, Franchisee’s and/or Sponsor’s “sole and unfettered discretion.” Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately circumvent, disrupt, damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Company reserves the right to seek civil and/or criminal prosecution and/or damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Miscellaneous: Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period from the participating stores. The Company may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time as announced at the Store(s) and on the Store’s FaceBook page. The Company disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the Sweepstakes. All entries become the property of the Company and will not be returned. As a condition of participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, including but not limited to actual out-of pocket expenses; (b) 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 (c) any and all claims, judgments, and award, excluding attorneys’ fees, court costs and out-of-pocket costs incurred. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrants full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of the Sweepstake’s Official Rules. Winning a prize is contingent upon entrant’s fulfillment of all requirements set forth therein.
Compliance with Law: The conduct of the Sweepstakes is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. The Company shall follow the applicable laws for conducting Sweepstakes, including notice to the state attorney general or consumer affairs office, posting of a prize bond, furnishing lists of winners, running specific on-air disclaimers, providing specific written information about the Sweepstakes, etc. as required by applicable local and state law.
Sweepstakes Sponsor Information:
Soft Pretzel Franchise Systems, Inc. (DBA: Philly Pretzel Factory)
1525 Ford Road
Bensalem, PA 19020