Quaker Oats Company – Quaker Feeding America Hots Instant Win Sweepstakes

Quaker Feeding America® Hots Instant Win Promotion (“Promotion”) Official RulesNo purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to play or win. A purchase or payment will not increase your chance of winning. Void where prohibited. By participating in the promotion, participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of its independent judging agency (“Judges”), which shall be final and binding in all matters relating to the promotion.ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (nineteen [19] years of age or older if a resident of Alabama or Nebraska) at the time of participation. The following persons are not eligible to participate: Employees, contractors, directors and officers of The Quaker Oats Company (“Sponsor”) , Realtime Media LLC (“Administrator”) their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, distributors, Web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Promotion (collectively, “Promotion Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and/or “step” of each) and those living in their same households (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three [3] months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Promotion) of each of the above are not eligible to participate in this Promotion.PROMOTION PERIOD: Promotion begins at 12:00:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time (“CT”) on September 20, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on December 31, 2021 (“Promotion Period”). The time clock of computer administering this Promotion is the official clock for this Promotion.HOW TO PARTICIPATE: During the Promotion Period, purchase any flavor and size of Quaker Old Fashioned, Quick, or Instant Oats, Oatmeal Squares cereal, Quaker Simply Granola or Quaker Express Cups and look for the UPC code (“Code”) on pack. Save the code. To request and obtain a Code without making a purchase, visit amoe.QuakerGoodness.com by December 31, 2021, and follow the instructions to submit your full name, address, city state, ZIP code, date of birth, and email address. Following receipt of a properly submitted Code request, one (1) Code will be emailed to the email address provided. Limit one (1) free Code request per person/email address per day. All entries must be properly received and recorded by the Sponsor’s computer between 12:00:00p.m. (noon) CT on September 20, 2021 and 11:59:59 p.m. CT on December 31, 2021 in order to be eligible to receive a free Code. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, unintelligible, or undelivered Codes.During the Promotion Period and upon obtaining a Code, go to www.QuakerGoodness.com (“Web Site”). Follow the on-screen instructions to register and input your Code and then properly submit an online play to determine if you have won an Instant-Win Prize (subject to verification) (“Play”). Returning users will submit their email address on the login page and bypass the registration form to input their Code.Randomly pre-selected times during the Promotion Period will be chosen by the Administrator, and the first participant who completes a Play in accordance with these Official Rules that is properly received and recorded by Administrator’s computer(s) at or immediately after a randomly selected winning time will win an Instant-Win Prize (subject to verification). If your computer screen or mobile device displays a prize-winning message, you are a potential winner of the indicated Instant-Win Prize (subject to verification). If your computer screen or mobile device displays a non-winning prize message, you are not a winner of an Instant-Win Prize. Odds of winning an Instant-Win Prize depend on the number of eligible Plays received, the times at which they are received, and the number of remaining prizes at the time the Plays are received.Limit one (1) Play per person/email address per day, regardless of method of entry. A “day” is defined as the twenty-four (24) hour time period between 12:00:00 a.m. CT (Midnight) and 11:59:59 p.m. CT of the same day, with the exception of the first day of the Promotion Period which shall begin at 12:00:00 p.m. CT (Noon) and end at 11:59:59 p.m. CT of the same day. All Plays must be properly received and recorded by the Sponsor’s computer within the Promotion Period in order to be eligible to win a prize.Data rates may apply if participant submits a Play with a mobile phone or other Web-enabled device using your wireless service provider’s network. Check with your wireless service provider for details on these and any other applicable charges. Participants are solely responsible for any such wireless charges. Mobile phone or other Web-enabled device is not required to participate.All participants must have a valid email address. Multiple participants may not share the same email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning Play. Each submission must be manually key stroked and/or manually entered by the individual participant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of Plays (including but not limited to Plays made using any script, macro, bot, or sweepstakes service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these or related email addresses/IP addresses may be blocked. Additionally, use of multiple email addresses, phone numbers and/or mailing addresses, and/or the manipulation of such information, for the purpose of obtaining more than the stated number of Plays and/or prizes, is prohibited and such persons will be disqualified, and all of their Plays will be deemed invalid, and any prize won by such person shall be forfeited.PRIZE DETAILS: A total of one hundred and three (103) prizes are available to be awarded in the Promotion, each consisting of $1,000 awarded in the form of a check.Total value of all prizes is $103,000.00.Limit one (1) Instant-Win Prize per person/household.Sponsor donation: The Sponsor will donate $1,000 to a local Feeding America food bank designated by Feeding America that serves the ZIP code area of each winner, up to a total maximum donation of $103,000 across all winners and corresponding local food banks. The ZIP code that each winner indicated at the time s/he registered for the Promotion will be used in determining where each donation will be made.Feeding America is not affiliated with Sponsor and does not sponsor, endorse, approve, or have any responsibility for this Promotion.WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential Instant-Win Prize winners will receive an email within approximately forty-eight (48) hours of receiving a prize-winning message during their online session at the Web Site. The email will contain instructions on how to claim the Instant-Win Prize including a link to an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and (where permissible) Publicity Release and an IRS W9 Form. All forms must be completed, signed, and returned to Administrator by email within five (5) days of date of issuance. The potential winner then and only then becomes an official “winner.” Sponsor is not responsible for suspended or discontinued wireless or online service which may result in a potential winner not receiving a prize notification; nor is Sponsor responsible for any change in a participant’s email address. If (a) an attempted notification or a prize is returned as undeliverable, (b) a potential winner does not respond to the prize-claim instructions as stated within the email notification, (c) any required documents are not returned within the required number of days, (d) a potential winner cannot be verified or is deemed ineligible, or (e) a potential winner is otherwise unable to accept the prize as stated, the prize may be forfeited, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Instant-Win Prizes will be shipped within approximately eight (8) weeks following the end of the Promotion Period and verification of each winner’s eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Promotion Parties resulting from participant’s participation in or attempt to participate in the Promotion or ability or inability to upload or download any information in connection with the Promotion. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or the Promotion Parties for technical problems or technical malfunctions arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the operation of the Promotion: Hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online or network communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet or wireless providers, servers, hosts or other providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any online transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted transmissions; inaccessibility of the Web Site in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or Web Site; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in any aspect of the operation of the Promotion, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, or worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Promotion; loss, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of the Web Site used in connection with the Promotion; or cheating or fraud by any participant or other individual. Neither Sponsor nor Promotion Parties are responsible for any printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion, the entry of Codes, the submission of or attempts to submit Plays, the announcement of prizes/winners or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Web Site. Use of Web Site is at user’s own risk. Sponsor and Promotion Parties are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device resulting from participation in the Promotion. In the event of an identity dispute, the Play in question will be considered made by the registered owner of the email address submitted at the time of registration. “Registered owner” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Promotion, participants agree (a) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Promotion Parties, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, governors, owners, distributors, retailers, agents, assignees, advertising/promotion agencies, representatives, and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, losses, injuries, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such participant’s participation or inability to participate in the Promotion; (b) that under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs; and (c) that all 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES; AS A RESULT, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND THE FOREGOING PARAGRAPHS SHALL NOT APPLY TO A RESIDENT OF NEW JERSEY TO THE EXTENT DAMAGES TO SUCH NEW JERSEY RESIDENT ARE THE RESULT OF SPONSOR OR PROMOTION PARTIES’ NEGLIGENT, FRAUDULENT OR RECKLESS ACT(S) OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT.By accepting a prize, winners (a) agree that the Sponsor, Promotion Parties, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by winner against, any liability including, without limitation, for personal injury or death to participant or any third party or damage to personal or real property due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by any reason, including but not limited to the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, including travel thereto, and (b) grant (and agree to confirm grant in writing promptly upon request) to Sponsor, and its designees and assigns the right to the use of their names, photographs, likenesses, voices, images, statements and biographical information, at any time or times, for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to the Internet without review, notification or approval, or additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor and Promotion Parties are not liable in the event that any portion of the Promotion is canceled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, pandemic, epidemic, or any other condition beyond their control (each, a “Force Majeure Event”).DISCLAIMER: Codes are void if not obtained through authorized, legitimate channels, or if any part is defective, altered, duplicated, photocopied, forged, counterfeited, mutilated, or tampered with in any way, or if Codes contain or are the result of printing, seeding, typographical, mechanical, human, or other errors, or do not contain proper security devices. Sole liability for an irregular Code is limited to replacement with another Code, while supplies last. Codes may not be transferred, sold, bartered, auctioned (including through Internet auction sites), given away, traded, or obtained through any source other than through the methods described in these Official Rules. All submitted Codes become property of Sponsor and will not be returned.No more than the number of prizes stated in Rule 4 will be awarded. In the event that production, programming, seeding, printing, or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves right, at its sole discretion, to terminate the Promotion. In the event of termination prior to the stated end date of the Promotion Period, Sponsor will award the remaining prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Plays received prior to the time/date of modification. Screen shots are not proof of winning status.GENERAL CONDITIONS: Winners are solely responsible for any income taxes on prizes. Each winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 for the value of his/her prize. No cash equivalent or substitution of any prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor or as provided herein. No transfer of a prize is permitted. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsor. The only applicable warranty, if any, is the prize manufacturer’s/issuer’s standard written warranty. Unclaimed Instant-Win Prizes will not be awarded. If a prize cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value. If for any reason the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to (a) disqualify any individual who is responsible for such cause, and (b) cancel, modify or terminate the Promotion.In the event of termination prior to the end date of the Promotion Period, Sponsor will award any remaining prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Plays received prior to termination. This Promotion is offered only in the United States and all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering, participants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the applicable federal, state, and local courts located in Cook County, Illinois.Please see Sponsor’s privacy policy located at https://www.quakeroats.com/privacy-policy for details of Sponsor’s policy regarding the personal information collected in connection with this Promotion. Additionally, any communication between participant and Sponsor or its agencies regarding this Promotion (e.g., phone calls, text messages, chats, emails, etc.) may be recorded for quality assurance and training purposes. Winners’ names may be included in a publicly available winners’ list.In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotion-related materials or made by Sponsor’s representatives, and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern, and control.The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT A PARTICIPANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE THE WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.WINNERS’ LIST: For a list of prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by January 15, 2022 to: Quaker Feeding America HOTS Instant-Win Promotion Winner’s List, c/o Realtime Media, 1001 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 2-100, West Conshohocken, PA 19428.SPONSOR: This promotion is sponsored solely by The Quaker Oats Company, 433 West Van Buren Street, Floor 3, Chicago, IL 60607.ADMINISTRATOR: Realtime Media LLC, 1001 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 2–100, West Conshohocken, PA 19428.©2021 The Quaker Oats Company. All Rights Reserved.