Valpak – Show Your Love Shop Local – Win a $2500 check and the business they nominate will also receive a $2500 check

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE

NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR SUBMISSION TO SALES PRESENTATIONS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Approximate retail value of the all Prizes to be awarded is $5,000. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Restrictions apply. The Sweepstakes will begin at 8:00:00 a.m. (EDT) on April 29, 2020 and end at 8:00:00 a.m. (EDT) on July 10, 2020. Sponsored by Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., 805 Executive Center Dr W, St Petersburg, FL 33702, USA.

1. SPONSOR

The Valpak Show Your Love, Shop Local Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc., 805 Executive Center Dr W, St Petersburg, FL 33702 (“Valpak” or “Sponsor”).

2. ELIGIBILITY

Subject to the additional limitations set forth below, only those individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, or the age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older at time of entry may submit entries to nominate an eligible small business.

Sweepstakes is not open to employees of Sponsor, or any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees and advertising or promotional agencies, or to the immediate family members of, or to any persons domiciled with, any such employees. For purposes of the Sweepstakes, “immediate family members” are defined as spouses, children, siblings, parents, grandparents and grandchildren.

An eligible small business must meet the criteria outlined below:

be a for-profit only organization and a resident of United States;
have been actively engaged in business activity for at least (6) months immediately preceding the start of the Sweepstakes Period;
have a valid employer identification number or taxpayer identification number;
operate at least 1 but less than 25 retail locations within the United States;
if business is a franchise or licensee of a brand, it cannot have more than 20 corporate-owned stores or more than 100 stores in total;
may not be a government agency, public administration organization, political organization, charity, nonprofit, business or trade association, direct seller or shopping property management firm.
may not be a (a) religious organization; (b) business that manufactures, promotes or sells diet aids, drugs or other pharmaceuticals, pornography, sexual aids, gambling, liquor, tobacco (includes e-cigarettes), firearms or other weapons; (c) business that promotes or advocates for any sensitive or controversial topic, or otherwise participates in activities that Sponsor in its sole discretion determines to be inconsistent with its values.

In addition, Sponsor may in its sole discretion disqualify a small business if Sponsor believes, among other things, it or any of its owners, directors, officers, management or affiliated organizations:

are, or have at any time been, under any investigation for fraud, misconduct (financial or otherwise) or other criminal activity;
disparage or denigrate (in writing or otherwise) any race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, marital status, veteran status or mental or physical disability or condition or otherwise discriminates (in an exclusionary way) against any of those groups based solely on being classified as fitting into those groups;
disparage, denigrate (in writing or otherwise), or act by means of adversarial or confrontational tactics to impact a product, service, person, industry, or organization including, but not limited to the Sponsor;
participate in the Sweepstakes, or otherwise conduct itself, in an unsportsmanlike or inappropriate manner; or
violate any of the terms of these Sweepstakes rules.

3. HOW TO ENTER

The Sweepstakes will begin at 8:00:00 a.m. (EDT) on April 29, 2020 and end at 8:00:00 a.m. (EDT) on July 10, 2020. To enter the Sweepstakes, entrants (“Entrants”) are required to visit valpak.com/shoplocal (the “Sweepstakes Website”) click on the Sweepstakes banner and submit an entry during the Sweepstakes Period. As part of the Entry, you will be required to nominate an eligible small business (“Nominee”) and provide responses to the following: (1) Tell us about an exceptional small business. (2) Why would you recommend this small business? (3) What’s your favorite item or service here? Narrative responses must be less than 400 words for each response.

In addition to answering the questions listed above, each Entrant will be required to submit the following information about the Nominee:

Business Name
Street Address
City
State
ZIP Code
Business Type
Business Website (optional)
Photo (optional)

You must also confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements and read and agree to these Sweepstakes rules. Limit one (1) entry per person, per day. Duplicate entries (regardless of whether they are submitted on different days) will be disqualified.

All entry content must be appropriate for all ages. You represent and warrant that you will not submit any content that contains (a) information that violates any obligation of confidentiality; (b) any viruses, spyware, malware, or other malicious components that are designed to harm the functionality of a computer in any way; (c) inappropriate content, for example but not limited to, profanity, defamatory statements, words or symbols widely considered offensive to individuals of any certain race, ethnicity, religious, sexual orientation or socioeconomic groups, threats to any person, place, business, or group; (d) content that infringes on the intellectual property rights of a third party. Entries violating these guidelines may be disqualified. Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, will determine if an entry violates the guidelines in these Official Sweepstakes Rules or any applicable law.

By submitting your online entry in the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by Sponsor’s Visitor Agreement and Privacy Policy, which are hereby incorporated by reference and are posted on www.valpak.com. All entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned. In the event of a dispute in connection with the identity of the individual who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account identified on the online entry form, provided that such person satisfies all other Sweepstakes eligibility requirements. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the identity of the individual who submitted an online entry shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion whose decisions shall be final and binding, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons who submit false or misleading entry information or who Sponsor determines to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.

By submitting an entry, you grant Sponsor a worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, and transferable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, publish and display your responses on Sponsor websites and in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose (including, without limitation, the internet), without further compensation. The foregoing license will be perpetual and non-exclusive.
By entering the Sweepstakes and providing an email address, each Entrant grants Sponsor express permission to send Entrant emails related to the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to notification of Winners and a follow-up email in order to gather feedback regarding the Sweepstakes to be used in the planning and design of future promotions.

Sponsor reserves the right to edit entries for grammatical, typographic or style errors before posting to the Sweepstakes Website.

4. AUTHORIZATION

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT (I) YOUR ENTRY IS ORIGINAL, WAS LEGALLY OBTAINED AND CREATED, AND DOES NOT INFRINGE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR OTHER LEGAL, EQUITABLE, OR MORAL RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY; (II) YOUR ENTRY IS TRUTHFUL AND REFLECTS YOUR HONEST OPINIONS, BELIEFS, AND/OR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES; (III) YOU HAVE OBTAINED PERMISSION TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY FROM EVERYONE NAMED, DEPICTED OR DESCRIBED IN YOUR ENTRY, AND YOU CAN MAKE THOSE AUTHORIZATIONS AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR UPON REQUEST; (IV) THE ENTRY YOU ARE SUBMITTING HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN PUBLISHED OR ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION AND IS NOT CURRENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR PUBLICATION; AND (V) YOU WILL NOT DISSEMINATE OR OTHERWISE SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY TO ANY OTHER ENTITY FOR PUBLICATION.

5. PRIZES AND ODDS

The award of the prize is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a $2,500 check and the business they nominate will also receive a $2,500 check. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all Prizes is $5,000. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

6. PRIZE WINNER NOTIFICATION

Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The drawing will be conducted during regular business hours on or about July 13, 2020 to select one (1) Provisional Prize Winner. On or about July 13, 2020, the Sponsor’s fulfillment center will attempt to contact the selected Provisional Winners by email or phone (“Notification”). If a Provisional Prize Winner does not respond to the Notification according to the directions in the Notification within the time frame set forth in the Notification, then that Provisional Prize Winner will be disqualified and a substitute Provisional Prize Winner will be chosen from the remaining eligible entries. In the event either a Nominated Provisional Prize Winner or Nominee Provisional Prize Winner is disqualified, the corresponding Nominee Provisional Prize Winner or Nominated Provisional Prize Winner will also be disqualified. Upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the Provisional Prize Winner will be declared a Prize Winner.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any reason whatsoever. The prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. All federal, state and local taxes on the prize value awarded and for all costs and expenses not specified herein, related to any merchandise prize, including but not limited to delivery, installation, service activation fees, and other expenses incurred by accepting the merchandise prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

Sponsor shall withhold taxes from any award as is required by law. Prior to receiving a Prize, the Prize Winner will be required to provide the Federal Tax ID number (Nominee only) and must complete a W-9 tax form. Winners will be required, as instructed by Sponsor, to complete and sign (i) an affidavit of eligibility/liability certifying that such Winner has complied with the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes; and (ii) a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law), which must be returned via mail or email within ten (10) business days of date of sender’s notification postmark. Failure to sign and return any of these documents or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in a Winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of its interest in the Prize, and, at Sponsor’s discretion, the presentation of the Prize to a substitute recipient. A Prize not won and/or claimed by a Winner and not awarded to a substitute recipient by Sponsor in accordance with these Official Rules will remain the property of Sponsor.

Unless prohibited by law, acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and their respective advertising and promotional agencies to use a Winner’s name, address (city and state), and photo, image and/or likeness for any commercial, publicity or promotional purposes without further notice, compensation, review or approval, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, including without limitation the Internet.

A PARTICIPANT OR NOMINEE, INCLUDING A PROVISIONAL WINNER, IS NOT A WINNER OF A PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF PARTICIPANT’S OR NOMINEE’S ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

7. PARTICIPATION

By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor or administrators appointed by Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Sweepstakes will be ineligible for the prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

8. RELEASE

By participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant agrees to fully release, forever discharge and hold harmless Sponsor and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and franchisees, and the officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives and successors and assigns of all of the foregoing companies (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) from and against any claims, costs, liabilities, losses, injuries and damages arising out of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, any claims for personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, loss of enjoyment, or any other harm whatsoever arising out of: (1) participation in the Sweepstakes; (2) the quality, receipt, possession, use, or misuse of any prize; or (3) any travel or activity that is related to the Sweepstakes or any prize.

9. PUBLICITY RELEASE; INDEMNIFICATION

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE THAT THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES HAVE THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT AND PERMISSION TO PUBLISH YOUR ENTRY ON THE SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE AND TO BROADCAST, PUBLISH, OR OTHERWISE USE YOUR ENTRY, BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES OR FOR ANY COMMERCIAL, PUBLICITY, OR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSE WITHOUT LIMITATION, REVIEW OR APPROVAL, NOTICE OR COMPENSATION TO YOU. BY ENTERING, YOU GRANT THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES A ROYALTY-FREE AND IRREVOCABLE LICENSE AND RIGHT (BUT NOT THE OBLIGATION) TO TELECAST, BROADCAST, COPY, EDIT, ADAPT, MODIFY, REPRODUCE, PUBLISH, CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS OF, DISTRIBUTE, USE, OR OTHERWISE PUBLICLY DISPLAY ANY OR ALL OF YOUR ENTRY MATERIALS, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IN ANY MANNER OR MEDIUM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN PERPETUITY, FOR COMMERCIAL, PUBLICITY, OR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES, AND TO LICENSE OTHERS TO DO SO, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REVIEW OR APPROVAL, NOTICE OR COMPENSATION TO YOU.

If Sweepstakes Entities use of your entry materials causes Sweepstakes Entities to be subject to a claim by any third party, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, and all persons acting by, through, under, or in concert with them, against any and all damages, costs, judgments and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and legal fees) which the Sweepstakes Entities (or any one of them) may incur as a result of the use of your entry materials.

10. DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY

By entering, participants acknowledge and agree that the Sweepstakes Entities will not be liable for losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from acceptance/possession/use/misuse of and/or inability to use a prize(s), the theft of prizes or mail, travel to and from or participation in any prize-related activity, participation in the Sweepstakes, printing, mailing or distribution errors, or any malfunctions of the telephone network, computer internet system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or any combination thereof, or for any entries that are late (including delayed data transmissions), tampered with, garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, postage-due, forged, illegible, inaudible, mutilated, mechanically duplicated, mass machine printed, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to any participant’s or third person’s computer or mobile device and/or their contents, related to or resulting from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify the Sweepstakes if, in its sole discretion, it determines that for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as originally planned, or fraud, technical failures, printing, mailing or distribution errors, or any other unanticipated causes or occurrences have compromised the fairness or integrity of the Sweepstakes. In the event the Sweepstakes is terminated prior to the stated end date, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received as of the date of termination. BY ENTERING, PARTICIPANTS FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING THE WEBSITES, APPS, ENTRY PAGES AND THE PRIZE, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND THAT TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS REGARDING THE PRIZES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR OR GENERAL USE OR PURPOSE. Any and all guarantees and warranties and conditions for merchandise prizes are subject to the manufacturer’s and/or service provider’s terms and conditions, and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers and/or service providers for any warranty, condition or guarantee claim.

Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes entrants agree that: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, USA without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed individually, without resorting to any form of class action and shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Florida, USA and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials or announcements relating to the Sweepstakes.

11. SWEEPSTAKES MAIL OPT-OUT REQUEST/WINNERS LIST

To request the name and locations of the Winners (available after July 29, 2020) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope to The Valpak Show Your Love, Shop Local Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 13428, St. Petersburg, Florida 33733, USA, Attn: Promotions Department. Indicate whether you are requesting the name of the Winners, or a copy of these Official Rules, or any combination of the foregoing. If you no longer wish to receive mailings for Promotions or sweepstakes sponsored by Valpak, write to 805 Executive Center Dr W, St Petersburg, FL 33702, USA – Attn: Sweepstakes Removal.