Smithfield – Chicago Pizza Tour Sweepstakes

Smithfield Chicago Pizza Tour (“Sweepstakes”)
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT
INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THIS
SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR THE UNITED STATES. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT
ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE
PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND
REGULATIONS.
1. ELIGIBILITY: NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. This Sweepstakes 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) and older for legal residents of Alabama and Nebraska) at the time
of entry, and who are owners of a food service establishment, or part- or full-time
chefs/operators/decision makers in good standing with their employer that are responsible for
purchasing meat products for their food service establishment. The following individuals are not
eligible to enter: employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Smithfield Foods, Inc.
(“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising,
fulfillment, legal, administrative, and agencies involved in the administration, development,
fulfillment, and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the
immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of
each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether
related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month
period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes). Void where prohibited.
2. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on January 15, 2022, at 12:00:00 a.m. Central
Time (“CT”) and ends on April 30, 2022, at 11:59:59 p.m. CT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The
Website server is the official clock for this Sweepstakes.
3. TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, eligible entrants may visit the Sweepstakes
registration page on the Sponsor’s website at SmithfieldPizzaPlus.com (the “Website”) to
complete the registration form with their full name, name of food service establishment, title,
phone number, and email address to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.
Standard data rates may apply if you access the Website from your mobile device, and you are
solely responsible for any such charges.
Limit one (1) entry per person/email address/food service establishment. Automated
means of entry are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will cause
disqualification. Use of email addresses from disposable or temporary email address services,
or email forwarding services, is prohibited and any attempt to enter using such an email address
will be blocked. An email address is required to enter. Only fully completed entries are eligible.
Entrants may not enter with multiple email addresses nor may entrants use any other device or
artifice to enter multiple times above the stated limit or as multiple entrants. Any entrant who
attempts to enter with multiple email addresses or uses any device or artifice to enter multiple
times will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Proof of
submission is not proof of receipt by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to who submitted an
entry, the natural person associated with the email account used for entry will be considered the
entrant, but only if that person is otherwise eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. By participating,
entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions.
Privacy Policy: Information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes is governed by
Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (available at http://smithfieldfoods.com/privacy-policy).
4. RANDOM DRAWING AND ODDS OF WINNING: Four (4) potential Grand Prize winners will be
selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the
number of eligible entries received. Drawing will be conducted on or about January 7, 2022, from
all eligible entries received, by a third-party Sweepstakes administrator, whose decisions shall be
final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
5. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”):
Four (4) Grand Prizes (“Grand Prize(s)”): a trip for the verified winner (“Winner”) and one (1)
verified guest (“Guest”) to a culinary pizza tour in Chicago, IL in 2022. ARV: $4,000 each.
Grand Prize trip includes round-trip non-refundable coach class air transportation from a major
airport near Winner’s residence to Chicago, IL for Winner and one (1) Guest; three (3) days/two
(2) nights standard double occupancy hotel accommodations; ground transportation in Chicago,
IL to/from the airport and hotel; and a culinary tour of Chicago, IL (tour details determined in
Sponsor’s sole discretion).
Total ARV of all Grand Prizes: $16,000.00.
6. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit one (1) prize per person/establishment. Prizes are non-
transferable, and no cash redemption or prize substitution permitted, except at the sole discretion
of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute any prize in whole or
in part with one of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for any federal, state,
and/or local taxes on the prize, and for any other fees or costs associated with their respective
prize regardless of whether it, in whole or in part, is used. Sponsor does not make, nor in any
manner is responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied,
in fact or in law, relative to the prizes including but not limited to their quality, fitness for purpose, or
condition.
Grand Prize Restrictions: If Winner is unable to travel during travel dates as designated by
Sponsor, prize will be forfeited, and an alternate Winner may be selected, time permitting.
All costs and expenses associated with trip prize acceptance and use not specifically provided
herein, including any airline or other fees, gratuities, meals and any other incidental costs or
expenses related to the trip, are the responsibility of the Winner. Actual value of trip prizes may
vary depending on Winner’s point of travel origin, airfare and hotel fluctuations. Any difference
between the stated ARV and actual value will not be awarded. Travel and accommodations are
subject to availability and restrictions. Winners and Guests are responsible for having valid travel
documents, including valid government identification. If a Winner’s residence is within
approximately 150 miles of the event location, Winner and Guest will receive ground
transportation from Winner’s residence to the event in lieu of air transportation, and no
compensation will be given for such substitution. Airport, airline and hotel accommodations will be
determined by the Sponsor. Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid
for upgrades and/or frequent flier miles. Winner and Guest must travel on the same itinerary and
on dates and times as specified by Sponsor. Once a travel Guest has been selected, and
confirmed by Sponsor, he or she may not be substituted, except in Sponsor’s sole and absolute
discretion. Winner’s Guest must be 18 years of age or older (nineteen (19) and older for legal
residents of Alabama and Nebraska). Guests must sign and return a release of liability/publicity
by Sponsor’s designated deadline and before travel may be booked. In the event any Guest is not
confirmed by the designated deadline, then Winner will forfeit that portion of the prize and no
additional compensation will be provided. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations,
delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omission whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels,
venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any
prize-related services or accommodations. Sponsor reserves the right to remove or to deny entry
to the Winner and/or his/her Guest if either Winner or his/her Guest violates the previous
restrictions or engage(s) in a disruptive manner, or with intent to abuse, threaten or harass any
other person during the trip. Winners and Guests are also responsible for obtaining travel
insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that Sponsor
has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Lost, stolen
or damaged airline tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced or exchanged.
7. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM: Potential winners are subject to verification,
including verification of age. All potential Grand Prize winners will be contacted on or about May
12, 2022 via email/phone number supplied at registration and will be required to respond via
email/phone within forty-eight (48) hours to confirm his/her acceptance of the prize. Upon
Sponsor’s receipt of the potential Grand Prize winner’s return email/phone call, each of the
potential winners will be required to verify his/her eligibility by completing, signing, notarizing, and
returning an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release
(granting the use of the winner’s name, city/state, likeness, or photograph by Sponsor for
advertising/publicity purposes, without further compensation) within five (5) business days of
traceable mail/email receipt, or prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential Grand Prize
winner may be contacted.
Sponsor will notify the potential winners as well as the potential winner’s employer, company,
organization, or other food service establishment entity with whom the potential winner is affiliated
(“Entity”). Prizes will only be retained by such individuals upon notice to said Entity in conformity
with the Entity’s internal policies regarding receipt of prizes. Prize fulfillment is subject to the Entity’s
internal policies. It is the Entity’s sole and ultimate responsibility to determine how and if any prize
will be distributed or retained internally and Sponsor assumes no responsibility for the decisions
made by such Entity regarding internal prize distribution.
The Grand Prize will be forfeited, and an alternate potential winner may be contacted if: (1) a
prize notification or prize is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable; (2) if notification phone call is
not received in a timely manner for any reason including because of spam filters; (3) if any prize
correspondence is not returned within the required time period; (4) or, if a potential winner is
found to be ineligible or noncompliant with these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for any
change of email/mailing address and/or telephone number of entrants. In the event of non-
compliance with these Official Rules, or if a prize notification returned as undeliverable, the prize
will be forfeited, and an alternate potential winner may be contacted (time permitting).
Taxes: Winners are solely responsible for any taxes on the prize, and the Winners will be issued
an IRS Form 1099 in January of 2023 reporting the value of the prize, as shown above, as
additional income in 2022. As a condition of winning, each potential Grand Prize winner will be
required to complete a W9 Tax Form and will be required to furnish his/her social security number
for the sole purpose of preparation of any tax forms as required by law.
8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO
DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION
OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES 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 INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING
CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any
reason, including without limitation, due 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 Sweepstakes, Sponsor
reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who
tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event
of cancellation, Sponsor will award the prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-
suspect entries received prior to cancellation. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have
been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the
Sweepstakes. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such
provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by
Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties (collectively, “Releasees”) resulting from user’s participation in,
attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the
Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by Releasees for technical problems or
technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the
following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software
errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet
connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service
providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of
any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email
transmissions; inaccessibility of the Website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion
on the Internet or Website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the
Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug,
worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any
typographical errors in the announcement of the prizes or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate
or incorrect data contained on promotional materials or on the Website. Use of the Website is at
user’s own risk. Releasees are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any
other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer
equipment resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, use of the Website, or the download
of information from the Website, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the
Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize, including any travel related thereto. As a condition of
entering, entrants agree to release the Releasees from any and all liability, loss, or damage
incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt,
possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize, including any traveling related thereto.
10. BINDING ARBITRATION: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes
shall be settled by binding arbitration in a location determined by the arbitrator as set forth herein
(provided that such location is reasonably convenient for claimant), or at such other location as
may be mutually agreed upon by the parties, in accordance with the procedural rules for
commercial disputes set forth in the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS
(“JAMS Rules and Procedures”) then prevailing, and judgment upon the award rendered by the
arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator shall be
selected pursuant to the JAMS Rules and Procedures. The arbitrator shall apply Virginia law
consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations and shall honor
claims of privilege recognized at law. In the event that the claimant is able to demonstrate that the
costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as
much of the claimant’s filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator
deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. If any part of this
arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal (other than that claims will
not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis), or otherwise conflicts with the rules and
procedures established by JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in
effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal
or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, the portion that is deemed invalid,
unenforceable or illegal is that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis,
then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither claimant nor
Sponsor shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. Upon filing a demand for arbitration, all parties
to such arbitration shall have the right of discovery, which discovery shall be completed within
sixty days after the demand for arbitration is made, unless further extended by mutual agreement
of the parties. THE ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL
BE IN THE ENTRANT’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS
MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE
ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR
PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED. DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES IF
YOU DO NOT AGREE TO HAVE ANY CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARBITRATED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE
EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND
CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR
ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY THROUGH BINDING
ARBITRATION AS SET FORTH ABOVE, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS
ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO
ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY), BUT IN NO EVENT
WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR,
AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK,
PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS
AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES,
AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED;
AND (4) ENTRANT’S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF
ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR
EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO EVERY ENTRANT.
11. PUBLICITY: Except in Tennessee, and where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, Winners
grant permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address
(city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in
any and all media now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and
without further notice to and without additional compensation. If you are selected as a Winner,
your information may also be included in a publicly-available Winners’ list.
12. GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION: All issues and questions concerning the construction,
validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the
rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the 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 thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not
subject to arbitration as set forth in Section 10 of these Official Rules and/or any judgment on an
arbitration award shall be resolved exclusively in the federal, state and local courts located in
Norfolk, Virginia. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute
a waiver of that or any other provision. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid
or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
13. WINNERS’ LIST REQUESTS: The names of the Winners will be posted on the Website after the
Winners have been verified and through June 30, 2022.
14. SPONSOR: Smithfield Foods, Inc., 200 Commerce Street, Smithfield, VA 23430.