Spindrift – Taste Of Homecoming – Win one trip for Winner and one Guest to New York City

THE TASTE OF HOMECOMING SWEEPSTAKES (THE “SWEEPSTAKES”)
(“OFFICIAL RULES”)
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN
A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING
CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: YOU HAVE NOT YET WON
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE OFFICIAL
RULES, WHICH GOVERN YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. YOU ALSO
REPRESENT THAT YOU MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS BELOW.
The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited
by law, or where bonding, registration, or other requirements have not been met. Decisions of Sponsor
are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
1. Eligibility Requirements. The Sweepstakes is open to individuals legally residing in
the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States or the District of Columbia, aged 21 or over, who meet
their jurisdiction’s minimum age requirement. Officers, employees, agents, and immediate family and
household members of Sponsor, Sweepstakes Partner, and their respective parents, subsidiaries,
affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone professionally associated with the
Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”) are not eligible. Winner may be required to
furnish proof of identity, address, and age to receive a prize.
2. Sweepstakes Period. The Sweepstakes begins on August 22, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Eastern Time and ends on September 5, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (the “Sweepstakes
Period”). Entries received prior to or following the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified. The
Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
3. Entry. To enter the Sweepstakes, visit www.voxmediaevents.com/tasteofhomecoming-
sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the instructions to complete and submit the
entry form (information provided, along with any other materials you submit in connection with the
Sweepstakes, are your “Entry”). You may also enter by emailing entries@voxmedia.com and
including “PROMOTION 753” in the subject and your full legal name in the body of the e-mail. E-mailed
entries must be received by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes Period.
All Entries become property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned and the
Sponsor has the right to dispose of the Entries at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for
any lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, mutilated, postage due or mechanically reproduced Entries
or Entries that have been tampered with or not obtained through legitimate channels, all of which will be
disqualified. Mechanically reproduced Entries or Entries generated or submitted with the use of a robotic,
automated, macro, or script device, or other automated means or any other means intended to impact the
integrity of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’ sole discretion are void. Sponsor is
not responsible for illegible, incomplete or stolen Entries or Entries or that are processed late or are lost or
deleted due to computer or electronic malfunction, or other error.
4. Odds. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
5. Entry Limit. Limit one (1) entry per person, email account. You may not use multiple
means of entry (e.g., multiple email accounts) to circumvent the entry limit. Duplicate Entries or
multiple Entries made by an Entrant in excess of the number allowed will be disqualified. Your Entry
constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweepstakes and your consent for Sponsor to obtain
and delivery your name, address and other information to the Sweepstakes Administrator for the
purposes of administering this Sweepstakes.
Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes, or whom Sponsor
believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the
right to disqualify entries made through robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar entry
duplication method, or entries made through any third-party website, and to disqualify any individual using
such a method.
Use of a mobile device to participate in this Sweepstakes is not required. If you use a mobile device
to enter via the Website, message and data rates may apply, and Entrants will be solely responsible for
any and all applicable charges. Please consult your wireless-service provider regarding its pricing plans.
6. Prizes. One Hundred One (101) Prizes and their approximate retail values
(“ARV”): One (1) Grand Prize: One (1) Winner will receive one (1) trip for Winner and one (1) Guest
to New York City, NY consisting of (i) round trip economy class air transportation on airline designated
by Sponsor between major commercial airport nearest Winner’s residence and New York City, NY; (ii)
one (1) night hotel accommodations (standard, double occupancy room and tax) at a hotel designated
by Sponsor; and (iii) two (2) tickets to the Eater Spindrift event on September 24, 2022 (“Event”) (i, ii
and iii, collectively, “Grand Prize”). ARV of Grand Prize: up to $2000.00; and One Hundred (100) First
Prizes: One hundred (100) winners will each receive one (1) Spindrift Fridge Sampler consisting of
twelve (12) cans in the following flavors: Lemon, Lime, Raspberry Lime, Grapefruit, Mango Orange,
Pineapple, Half & Half, Strawberry Lemonade, Lemon Limeade, Pink Lemonade and Blood Orange
(each a “First Prize”). ARV of each First Prize: $28.00. The total combined ARV of the Grand Prize
and First Prizes (each individually a “Prize” and collectively the “Prizes”) is: $4,800. The value
of each Prize set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determination of the approximate retail value
thereof, and the actual fair market value, as ultimately determined by Sponsor, is final and binding and
cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event the stated approximate retail value of a Prize is more than
the actual fair market value of a Prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. There is no
cash alternative for any Prize, in whole or in part. Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
No cash compensation, refunds, or alternatives will be offered due to a winner’s inability to attend,
claim, or use the Grand Prize. Cash substitutions on any Prize are not allowed. If an advertised prize
cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control, a substitute prize of equal
or greater value may be awarded in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor and Sweepstakes Partner do not
make, nor in any manner are they responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee,
express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any Prize including but not limited to its quality, fitness for
purpose or mechanical condition. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than
the Prizes stated in these Official Rules. Limit one (1) Prize per household.
Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly
stated in the Grand Prize Trip description herein, including but not limited to, ground transportation between
winner’s residence and airport of departure, ground transportation in designated city, in-room hotel charges
(e.g., mini-bar, room service, telephone, movies, etc.), gratuities, souvenirs, insurance, travel upgrades,
baggage fees, and personal incidentals. Winner will be required to provide a valid credit card or debit card
at the time of hotel check-in and will be solely responsible for any and all charges to winner’s hotel room
during his/her Trip. All Grand Prize Trip details not specified in the Official Rules will be determined in
Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Selection of airline, departure airport and arrival airport are solely
within Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winner is responsible for any air travel taxes and/or expenses, including
applicable departure taxes or fees, and security charges. Once issued, airline tickets are nontransferable
and may not be reissued. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor and travel dates and
arrangements are subject to air travel, availability and other prize and travel restrictions. All Grand Prize
travel elements must be redeemed at the same time. The actual value of any Travel Prize may vary
based on various factors, including fluctuations in price for airfare and/or accommodations, and
distance between the point of departure and the destination. Winner must depart on September 24,
2022 and return on September 25, 2022 as designated by Sponsor (“Designated Travel Dates”). In
the event, for whatever reason, the Eater Spindrift Event is cancelled, tickets to this event will not be
provided and Sponsor will not provide any compensation in lieu of the cancelled Event. In the event
the winner cannot travel on Designated Travel Dates, winner will be disqualified, and an alternate
winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining Entries, provided sufficient time
remains prior to the Designated Travel Dates stated herein. Grand Prize Trip may be subject to certain
other restrictions, including without limitation blackout dates, availability, capacity controls, and other
restrictions. Dates Travel Dates are subject to change. Sponsor will attempt to accommodate winner’s
preferred itinerary, but all itineraries and specifics thereof will be at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If, in the
sole judgment of Sponsor, air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to prize location, ground
transportation may be substituted for round-trip air travel. No changes to travel arrangements will be
permitted once any element of the Prize-related travel is booked. Sponsor will not replace any lost or
stolen tickets, travel vouchers, or certificates once delivered to the Winner. Travel is subject to any
additional terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and those set for by Sponsor’s air
travel and lodging prize suppliers, availability may vary, and material restrictions may apply. Airline
tickets issued in conjunction with the Grand Prize are not eligible for upgrades, frequent flyer miles, or
any other promotional benefit. No stopovers are permitted on Prize-related tickets; if a stopover occurs,
any outstanding portions of the Prize will immediately terminate and winner will be charged the full
fare for the remaining trip segment, including return travel. No refund or compensation will be made if
a flight is canceled or delayed. Any unclaimed and/or unused portion of the Grand Prize will be forfeited
upon travel completion and will remain the property of Sponsor. Guest must be available to travel on
the same itinerary on the Designated Travel Dates, must be at least 21 years of age or older, and must
possess valid identification and all necessary documents for travel. Winner will not be awarded
additional compensation if winner travels without an eligible Guest. Winner and his/her Guest must have
a valid U.S. Government issued Identification in order to travel. Sponsor and Travel Providers shall not be
responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by
the air carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these
services and accommodations to passengers, such as changes in services or accommodations
necessitated by same. Sponsor and Travel Providers shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage
or other items. If the Grand Prize Winner is unable to or cannot otherwise fully enjoy the Grand Prize due
to any reason, Sponsor shall have the option at its sole discretion of being relieved of liability for fulfillment
of the Grand Prize award, and no other compensation in lieu of the Grand Prize will be awarded. All travel
is subject to any and all restrictions instituted by the Department of Defense and/or Department of
Homeland Security, The Centers for Disease Control and federal, state and local health departments, as
required and if borders are closed due to COVID/any pandemic, Sponsor is not responsible. All travelers
must agree to abide by the latest travel guidelines/requirements at time of travel. All travelers must also
pass any required medical testing (at their own expense) and comply with any additional requirements, at
any time, that may be required or recommended by any government agency, airline, or Sponsor, including
without limitation, passing one or more COVID-19 antigen and screening tests, and testing negative for
COVID-19 or having been vaccinated against COVID-19. Travelers may also be required to execute any
assumption of risk and/or other documents relating to COVID-19 or he/she may not be permitted to travel.
Sponsor, Sweepstakes Administrator and the Released Entities are not responsible for any theft, personal
injury, illness and/or death that could take place during a Prize Trip, including but not limited to exposure to
viruses associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and other communicable diseases as required. Sponsor,
Sweepstakes Partner are not responsible for any theft, personal injury, illness and/or death that could take
place during a Grand Prize Trip, including but not limited to exposure to viruses associated with the COVID-
19 pandemic and other communicable diseases. Winner and his/her Guest are responsible for obtaining
their own medical and life insurance and the associated costs. During the Event, if the Winner and/or
Guest engages or has engaged in behavior that is obnoxious, threatening, disruptive, inappropriate,
illegal, or acts with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person, as determined by
Sponsor in its sole discretion, Sponsor reserves the right to remove the Winner and his/her Guest from
the Event and to immediately terminate any outstanding portion of the Grand Prize without further
compensation.
7. Winner Selection. Sponsor will use a computer-generated randomizer to select one
hundred one (101) winners from the Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period) on or about
September 6, 2022 (the “Drawing Date”). If there is a dispute regarding the identity of a winner, the
registered account holder of the email account used to submit the winning Entry will be deemed the
winner, subject to such owner’s compliance with the Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to
deliver Prizes to the email or mailing address supplied by the winners at the time of Entry.
8. Winner Notification and Acceptance Requirements. Sponsor will contact winners by
the email address provided at the time of Entry. Sponsor is not liable for a winner’s failure or inability to
receive communications sent by Sponsor to the contact information provided. To receive a Prize, each
winner must: (a) respond to Sponsor within three (3) business days of initial contact to confirm eligibility;
and (b) sign and return an affidavit or declaration of eligibility, IRS Form W-9 (if requested), and liability and
publicity release (together, “Winner Paperwork”) to Sponsor within three (3) business days of Sponsor’s
delivery. A potential winner may be disqualified under any of the following circumstances; i) if he/she cannot
be reached by Sponsor or Sweepstakes Administrator within the specified time period; ii) If a Prize notification
or email address is returned as undeliverable; iii) if a potential winner is found to be ineligible; iv) if a potential
winner does not return the required Winner Paperwork within the required time period; v) if a potential winner
is unwilling to accept a Prize as stated in these Official Rules; or vi) if a potential winner does not comply with
these Official Rules. Grand Prize Winner will be required to supply Sponsor and Sweepstakes Administrator
with his/her social security number. Any Prize Winner who receives a prize valued at six hundred dollars ($600)
or more will be issued a FORM 1099-MISC for tax purposes as required by law. Winners are solely responsible
for any and all federal and applicable state taxes on any Prize. By accepting a Prize, each winner agrees to
grant Sponsor the right, except where prohibited by law, to use his/her/their name, likeness, picture,
address (city and state), e-mail address, voice, biographical information, hometown, testimonial, video, and
written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes, including social media purposes, in
promoting or publicizing Sponsor, Sweepstakes Partner and its respective products or services in any
media now known or hereinafter developed, worldwide, without compensation unless required by law in
Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim
(including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising
out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of any use described herein, or Entry. Claims
for non-receipt of a prize by any winner will be void after thirty (30) days from date of Winner verification.
POTENTIAL PRIZE WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR AND/OR THE
SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE
SWEEPSTAKES SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY, AND A
POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE WINNER HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN
NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR
FRAUDULENT CALLS OR EMAILS MADE TO THE ENTRANTS NOT BY SPONSOR OR SWEEPSTAKES
ADMINISTRATOR OR FOR ANY CHANGE OF ENTRANT’S EMAIL ADDRESS OR MAILING ADDRESS.
8. General Terms. Sponsor may disqualify any individual or void any entry if the entrant
corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the
Sweepstakes. This includes, for example, the use of computer ‘script,’ ‘macro,’ or ‘brute force,’
masking identities by manipulating IP addresses, or using any automated means to enter the
Sweepstakes. Sponsor may disqualify any individual or void any entry if the entrant uses a username
or email address that belongs to or is already being used by another person, whether actual or
fictitious, that may be interpreted as impersonating another person, or violating the rights of any
person. Incomplete, illegal, misdirected, untimely, or invalid entries will not be accepted. Proof of
sending is not proof of delivery. Releasees (defined below) take no responsibility for delayed,
incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, misdirected, damaged, or lost entries due to technical reasons or
otherwise. If the Sweepstakes cannot be run or be administered as planned, for reasons outside of
Sponsor’s control, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes (subject
to any written directions given under applicable law) by posting a notice on the Sweepstakes entry
page. Sponsor further reserves the right to modify, cancel, or suspend the Sweepstakes if Sponsor
believes doing so is necessary to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes or fairness to entrants.
Sponsor will not be liable for a delay or failure to perform its obligations if caused by an act, omission,
event, or circumstance beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control. This Sweepstakes is governed by New
York law. By entering, you irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and
federal courts located in New York, New York for any dispute arising from or relating to this
Sweepstakes.
9. Privacy. By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree that Sponsor may use the personal
information you provide through your entry in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy
(https://www.voxmedia.com/privacy). You also agree that Sponsor may share such personal
information with the Sweepstakes Partner, for solicitation, marketing, or other business or promotional
purposes, as permitted by such Sweepstakes Partner’s privacy policy (drinkspindrift.com/privacy-
policy). You may unsubscribe from any email communication by clicking the “unsubscribe” (or similar)
link at the bottom of any marketing email sent from Sponsor or Sweepstakes Partner, or by contacting
such entity directly.
10. Risks; Warranties; Release of Claims. Your participation in the Sweepstakes is at
your own risk. Releasees do not make, and hereby disclaim, all implied warranties of any kind relating
to the Grand Prize, including warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, and
noninfringement, or any representations regarding the function or operation of the Grand Prize. By
entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to release and hold the Sweepstakes Entities and their
respective agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors (collectively, the
“Releasees”) harmless from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage directly
or indirectly relating to (i) the provision, hosting, sponsorship, administration, suspension, or
cancellation of the Sweepstakes, (ii) a person’s ability or inability to enter or participate in the
Sweepstakes, including those arising from technical failures, third-party telecommunication outages,
or other force majeure events, (iii) any determination of disqualification or other decision made by
Sponsor in its sole discretion, (iv) your ability to win, claim, or use the Grand Prize, or to otherwise
participate in any activity relating to the Sweepstakes, (v) the Grand Prize itself, including use or
misuse of a Prize, and/or (vi) electronic or human error, or events arising from the simple negligence
of one or more Releasees. You further agree to expressly and forever waive all rights under Section
1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) (or any similar law applicable to your jurisdiction)
which reads: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR
RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE
TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE
MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED
PARTY. You acknowledge that you have had an opportunity to review these Official Rules and
Sponsor’s and the Sweepstakes Partner’s privacy policies and understand them. You acknowledge
and agree that this is a complete RELEASE and DISCHARGE of all claims and rights against the
Releasees and that this release will be binding upon an entrant’s and winner’s heirs, executors, and
administrators, and anyone claiming by or through an entrant or winner.
11. Winner List. The first name, last name, and state of residency for confirmed winners
will be available upon written request to the Sponsor at the address below, for two (2) years following
the Drawing Date.
12. Sponsor and Sweepstakes Partner.
Sponsor: Vox Media, LLC, 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, 12th
Floor, Washington, D.C.
20036.
Sweepstakes Partner: Spindrift Beverage Co. Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458.