The Wine Group – Franzia Merchandise Sweepstakes
FRANZIA MERCHANDISE SWEEPSTAKES
SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OF ALCOHOL OR PURCHASE OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR
WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MUST BE 21 OR
OLDER TO ENTER. ALCOHOL IS NOT INCLUDED AS PART OF THE PRIZE.
REFERENCES TO ANY THIRD-PARTY ENTITY OR TRADEMARK DO NOT CONSTITUTE
OR IMPLY, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS, AN ENDORSEMENT OF THIS
SWEEPSTAKES OR FRANZIA.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES VIA THE METHOD DESCRIBED HEREIN, YOU
REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND FULLY
AGREE TO, AND COMPLY WITH, THESE OFFICIAL RULES. DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE
SWEEPSTAKES WITHOUT FIRST REVIEWING THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
1. SPONSOR: The Franzia Merchandise Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is Sponsored by The
Wine Group LLC 4596 Tesla Road Livermore, CA 94550 (the “Sponsor”).
2. ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is administered by Avid Marketing Group, 100
Corporate Plaza, Suite 200, Rocky Hills, CT 06037 (the “Administrator”).
3. ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes participation is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States
and District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. No purchase of
alcohol or purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase your
chances of winning. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is being
conducted as a consumer sweepstakes in accordance with California Business and Professions Code
Sections 17539.15 and 25600.2. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The following
individuals are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes: employees, contractors, directors and
officers of Sponsor and each of its respective parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, alcohol
beverage importers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, other alcoholic beverage suppliers, and any
agencies involved in the administration, development and fulfillment of the Sweepstakes including,
but not limited to, web design, advertising, marketing, public relations, prize procurement and prize
fulfillment companies, and the immediate family members (spouse, domestic partner, parent, child,
sibling and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same households of each such
4. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”)
on March 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on December 31, 2021 (the “Entry Period”).
5. HOW TO ENTER: Either on a mobile device or a laptop/desktop computer, use your preferred
browser to visit www.franzia.com/sweepstakes (the “Website”), and complete the required fields of
the onscreen registration form to be entered into the Sweepstakes random drawing (the “Entry”).
your use of the Website. Please read them carefully.
Each individual may submit up to one (1) Entry per email address during the Entry Period
regardless of method of entry. Mass entry attempts may result in disqualification of all entries by
such person. Entries must be manually key stroked by the entrant; use of automated entry devices
or programs, or entries by third parties, are prohibited. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
By entering, you represent and warrant that you have fully complied with all aspects of these
Official Rules. By entering, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities (as
defined below) from any action or liability resulting from your participation in the Sweepstakes
and/or any other information included in any entry.
accessible at franzia.com/privacy-policy/. If you do not agree with the policies, do not participate in
the Sweepstakes or otherwise use the Website.
You are providing your information to Sponsor. All personal information collected by Sponsor will
be used for administration of the Sweepstakes. In addition, entrants may receive email
reasonable commercial efforts to comply with Federal CAN-SPAM guidelines, and entrants may
subsequently opt-out of receiving further emails by following the opt-out instructions contained in
the email. Please refer to Sponsor’s privacy policies for important information regarding the
collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor.
7. ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries
8. SWEEPSTAKES GRAND PRIZES: Fifty (50) Grand Prizes will be awarded as follows: Five (5)
winners will be selected each month (the “Monthly Winners”) during the Entry Period. Each prize
consists of one (1) $100 gift card. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize is $100.
The total ARV of all Grand Prizes is $5,000.00. All prize details will be determined by Sponsor in its
9. GRAND PRIZE PROVISIONS: Gift card may be awarded in physical or electronic/virtual form
at Sponsor’s sole discretion and subject to terms and conditions as stated thereon. Prizes are non-
transferable, non-refundable, and may not be resold. The Winner is not entitled to exchange or
transfer prizes or to obtain other substitutes, provided, however, Sponsor reserves the sole right to
substitute prizes or portions thereof of equal or greater value if a Prize listed or any portion thereof
is unavailable for any reason. The Prizes will be awarded if properly claimed. The Prizes are
awarded “as is” and without any warranty, except as required by law. Any terms and conditions of
the gift cards, as determined by the issuing financial institution, will apply.
All taxes on the Prizes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. An Internal Revenue Service form
1099 reflecting the actual value of the Grand Prize will be issued in the Winner’s name if required by
10. GRAND PRIZE RANDOM DRAWING: The five (5) Monthly Winners will be selected within
approximately five (5) days after the end of each month. The Monthly Winners (each a “Winner”)
will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Entry
Drawing will be conducted by the Administrator whose interpretation of these rules and decisions
related to the sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects.
11. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential winners will be notified by email/phone and will be
required to sign and return, via email, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity release
(except where prohibited by law) (“Affidavit”) within two (2) days of receipt of Affidavit or the prize
will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen, time permitting. The Affidavit will be sent
via email from the Administrator. The return of prize notification as undeliverable may result in
disqualification and alternate selection, time permitting.
Personally identifiable information, including entry information received, will be used to verify
eligibility and award the prize.
In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of the submitter of an entry, the Entry will be
deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting account.
Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for notifications that are misdirected because contact
details as provided by the entrant are no longer correct, or for any other reason beyond the exclusive
control of the Sponsor.
12. GENERAL RULES/VERIFICATION: By acceptance of the prize, each Winner grants permission
to the Sponsor and its agencies to use his/her name, city, state, photos, and likeness for purposes of
advertising, promotions, and trade without further compensation or notice, except where prohibited
by law. By entering, entrant/Winner hereby agrees, releases, discharges, and holds harmless Sponsor
and its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies and prize
suppliers and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, owners, employees, agents, attorneys
and representatives (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) from any and all injuries, loss, claims or
damages arising out of an entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or entrant’s and Winner’s
acceptance or use or misuse of a prize. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that the
Sweepstakes Entities will have no liability whatsoever for, and that the entrants shall defend and
hold the Sweepstakes Entities harmless against, any liability for any claims based on publicity rights,
defamation, or invasion of privacy as well as injuries, damages, or losses of any kind, whether or not
foreseeable, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive
damages to persons or to property arising out of the prizes awarded hereunder. Without limiting the
foregoing, everything regarding the Sweepstakes, including the Website/any websites used in
connection therewith and the prize awarded hereunder, are provided “as is” without warranty of any
kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of
merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, all of which are expressly
disclaimed by the Sweepstakes Entities.
If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation
infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure,
epidemic/pandemic, natural disaster, civil commotion, riot, strike, or 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 cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the Sweepstakes
and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, violates these Official Rules, or
acts in a disruptive manner. In the event the Sweepstakes is cancelled, terminated or suspended for
any reason, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right and may choose to award the Prizes
from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. Any attempt by an entrant to
deliberately damage the Website, any website involved in the Sweepstakes, or undermine the
legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and/or civil laws and should
such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek all available remedies, including,
without limitation, criminal prosecution, and damages, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees
and expenses, from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law. No responsibility is assumed by
Sponsor for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission,
communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries; or
any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, typographical or other
errors, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any
email sent, any text message sent/received or electronic entry to be received on account of technical
problems or traffic congestion on the internet or on any website or any combination thereof,
including, without limitation, any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer,
tablet or mobile device related to, or resulting from, participation in or downloading any materials
related to this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the
printing of the Sweepstakes materials, administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of
the prize. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it determines
to be tampering with an entry, to be violating these Official Rules, or to be acting in a disruptive
manner. In no event will the Sponsor be obligated to award more than the Prizes described herein.
13. RULES/NAME OF WINNER: A copy of these Official Rules can be found on the Website. For
the name of the Winner, available for a period of at least 30 days after December 31, 2021, send a self-
addressed-stamped envelope to: Franzia Merchandise Sweepstakes, 100 Corporate Place, Suite 200,
Rocky Hill, CT 06037.
14. DISPUTES: To the fullest extent permitted by law, Entrant agrees that: (1) Any and all disputes,
claims and causes of action brought by him/her arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or
the prize awarded (collectively, “Dispute”) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form
of class action; (2) Entrant shall attempt, in good faith, to resolve any and all Disputes via amicable
discussions between the Entrant and Sponsor. If any Dispute cannot be resolved in such manner,
before resorting to any other legal remedy, Entrant and Sponsor shall enter into arbitration
proceedings in San Francisco, California before one (1) Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services,
Inc. (“JAMS”) arbitrator agreed upon by the parties. The arbitration shall be administered by JAMS
pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures. Judgment on the arbitration
award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. This clause shall not preclude the parties
from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a court of appropriate jurisdiction; (3)
Any and all claims, judgments, and awards to Entrant shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs
incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees
or expenses or other costs related to litigation; (4) 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
waives any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
15. CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation
and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in
connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws
of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether
of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of
any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
16. SEVERABILITY: If any provision of these Official Rules becomes or is declared by a court of
competent jurisdiction to be illegal, unenforceable, invalid or void, portions of such provision or
such provision in its entirety, to the extent necessary, shall be severed from these rules and such
court (or, if such court refuses to do so, the Sponsor) will replace such illegal, void or unenforceable
provision of these Official Rules with a valid and enforceable provision that will achieve, to the
greatest extent possible, the same economic, business and other purposes of the illegal, void or
unenforceable provision. The balance of these Official Rules shall remain in place and enforceable in
accordance with their terms.
17. NO WAIVER: The failure of Sponsor to assert any right hereunder, or to insist upon compliance
with any term or condition of these Official Rules shall not constitute the waiver of that right or
excuse the subsequent performance or non-performance of any such term or condition by entrant or
constitute a waiver of Sponsor’s right to enforce these Official Rules.
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