Smithfield – Kentucky Derby Sweepstakes

The “Smithfield Kentucky Derby Sweepstakes” (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, Administrator, and/or any company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Sweepstakes, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and members of their immediate families (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses), and/or those living in the same household of such individual, are not eligible to participate. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Sweepstakes begins at 9 a.m. Central Time on Monday, April 12, 2021 and ends at the conclusion of the Kentucky Derby Race scheduled to occur on May 1, 2021 at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes Period is divided in three (3x)  Mini Sweeps entry periods and one (1x) Grand Prize entry period (each, an “Entry Period”) as defined in the list below. Each Mini Sweeps Entry Period will begin when Sponsor announces the start of the Mini Sweeps on its Twitter page @SmithfieldBrand and run for only 24 hours thereafter. The three Mini Sweeps Entry Periods will commence on April 13, 2021, April 21, 2021 and April 27, 2021.  The Grand Prize Entry Period will start sometime on April 30, 2021 when Sponsor announces the start of the Grand Prize sweeps on its Twitter page @SmithfieldBrand and run for 48 hours after the announced start time. All times listed are Central Time. Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

TWITTER: During each Entry Period, tweet the hashtag #BetOnBacon and tag accounts @KentuckyDerby and @SmithfieldBrand. (“Entry”). You must be a registered user of Twitter and follow @SmithfieldBrand on Twitter in order to enter this Sweepstakes via Twitter. Twitter registration is free and can be obtained by logging on to WWW.TWITTER.COM and follow the instructions to open an account.
If entering with a mobile phone or other web-enabled device and using your wireless carrier’s network, standard data charges from your wireless carrier may apply. Check with your wireless service provider for details on these and any other applicable charges. Entrants are solely responsible for any such wireless charges.
Entries must be set to “unprotected” and/or “public” in order for an Entry post to be viewable by Sponsor and Administrator. Only posts that are viewable by Sponsor and Administrator will be considered an Entry.
Limit one (1) Entry per person per Entry Period. All Entries must be received and recorded during the Sweepstakes Period. No other forms of Entry are valid. Entry must fully comply with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to review any Entry for violation of these Official Rules and may, at its sole discretion, reject, delete, or otherwise exclude an Entry for any reason, including without limitation, if the Entry contains any Prohibited Content (as defined below) or any other commentary or material which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate.
Sponsor shall have full right and power to copy, publish, broadcast, display, distribute, use, edit, translate, alter, combine with other material, reuse and adapt any or all portions of the Entry in any way and for any purpose whatsoever, at any time, now or in the future, in any media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in any manner whatsoever and for any purpose.
 Entries must not contain the following prohibited content (“Prohibited Content”) to be eligible:

Entry cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, Churchill Downs, or other people, products or companies or communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate
Entry cannot contain any content Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, to (a) be sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, reference nudity or any materially dangerous activity; (b) promote the excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcohol, or promote illegal use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), or any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; (c) promote any particular political agenda or message; (d) be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group; (e) contain or reference trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind (other than Smithfield), without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses; (f) contain copyrighted materials or other intellectual property owned by others without permission; or (g) contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without


Mini Sweeps #1 | $300

          Grilling Set: Weber Smoker + Left-Handed Tongs + Apron + 2 Kitchen Towels + 2 Koozies
          Bacon Pint Glasses
          Smithfield Spices

Mini Sweeps #2 | ARV of $100

          Meat Sweats
          Bacon Bowties
          Smithfield Scarves

Mini Sweeps #3 | ARV of $215

          Derby Gift Box

GRAND PRIZE | ARV of $40,120

          2021 Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback
If winner cannot accept prize as specified, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Total ARV of all prizes is up to $40,735. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded.
Limit one (1) prize per person. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash equivalent or substitution of prize will be made, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If a prize, or any portion  thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Prize winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prizes they receive, regardless of whether it, in whole or in part, is used.
All drawings will be conducted by Administrator, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period. Non-winning Entries will not carry forward to subsequent Entry Period drawings. The Administrator holds no legal or financial responsibility and any attempt by any person to hold The Administrator to any liability is null and void.
All prize details will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prizes cannot be copied, redistributed, resold, auctioned, bartered, assigned, exchanged, placed in commerce, transferred, given away, donated or otherwise conveyed. Any attempt to transfer, sell or otherwise tamper with the authorized use of the prize may result in action taken by Sponsor in its sole discretion, which may include, without limitation, voiding any remaining prize or prize value. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.
If Sponsor so elects, potential winner may be required to submit to a confidential background check. Such background check may include (but is not limited to) investigation of criminal, sexual offenses, or other arrest or conviction record, and any other factor deemed relevant by the Sponsor to help ensure that the potential winner will not bring the Sponsor into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Sponsor, Inc. If requested, the potential winner agrees to sign waiver forms authorizing the release of personal and background information. In the event of noncompliance, to be determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor, prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner.
Potential winner will be notified via direct message on Twitter and will be required to respond to the notification within forty-eight (48) hours indicating whether he/she can accept the prize. If a potential winner does not respond to the notification within the forty-eight (48) hour time period, prize will be forfeited and one alternate potential winner will be selected. Any alternate potential winner selected will also be required to respond to the notification within the time frame stated above.
Potential winner will be required to complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and, unless prohibited by law, publicity release to Sponsor within forty-eight (48) hours of prize acceptance. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, including verification that the winner is eighteen (18) years of age or older, the potential winner will be declared an official winner of the Sweepstakes. If Sponsor cannot verify that the potential winner is eighteen (18) years of age or older prior to winner notification, then the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected.
In the event of noncompliance within any stated time period, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner will be selected. Any alternate potential winner selected will also be required to adhere to the time periods described herein. Any prize notification or prize returned to the Sponsor or its agencies as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the awarding of that prize to an alternate potential winner.
Neither Sponsor nor Administrator are responsible for suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless, or land-line phone service or a change in an entrant’s email, phone number or mailing address which may result in a potential winner not receiving initial prize notification or his/her prize information.
Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, Churchill Downs Incorporated, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize and for claims based on publicity rights and intellectual property rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another Entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any technical failures, computer glitches, fraud, human error, epidemic, pandemic, government order or restriction, or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, 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. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and 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 exclusively by the State or Federal courts located in Norfolk, Virginia; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Please see Sponsor’s privacy policy located at for details regarding the use of personal information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes. If you are verified as a prize winner, your first name, last initial, city and state will be included in a publicly-available winners list.
Sponsor: © Smithfield Foods, 200 Commerce St, Smithfield, VA 23430
Administrator: The Escape Pod, 400 N Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60622
The Escape Pod holds no financial or legal responsibility
For a winners list, please send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to: “Smithfield Kentucky Derby Sweepstakes, Winners List” c/o Smithfield Foods, 200 Commerce St, Smithfield, VA 23430. The winners list will be available and distributed after winner confirmation is complete. Request must be received within 90 days of the end of the Promotion Period.
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