WHOLE FOODS MARKET – #MAKESMEWHOLE GROCERIES FOR A YEAR – Win “Groceries for A Year” Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $4940 (based on spending $95/week).

Whole Foods Market®
#MakesMeWhole “Groceries for a Year” Sweepstakes
Official Rules
 
No purchase is necessary to enter. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning.

Dates: This Promotion begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on 2/5/18 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on 2/28/18 (the “Promotion Period”).
Eligibility: The #makesmewhole—Groceries for a Year Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States plus the District of Columbia with the exception of residents of AK, DE, ND, SD, VT, WV, and WY, 18 years of age or older. Void in AK, DE, ND, SD, VT, WV, and WY; and where prohibited by law. Officers and employees of Whole Foods Market (the “Sponsor”), and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, their vendors and agents, and the immediate family members of the foregoing, are not eligible to win. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, destroyed or misdirected entries.
To Enter:
There are two (2) ways to enter:
Method #1 – Instagram: To participate using Instagram, participants must have a valid, public Instagram Account. Participants are asked to take a photo of their food obsession of the moment and include the hashtags #makesmewhole and #SweepstakesEntry for an entry (the “Instagram Entry”). By using the hashtags, participant indicates his/her agreement to these Official Rules. Entrant’s Instagram settings must be public. Entries uploaded from “private” Instagram accounts will not be eligible. By submitting an Instagram Entry, Entrants agree to Instagram’s Terms of Use. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram LLC. IMPORTANT: MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY TO USE OF MOBILE PHONE/DEVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN SWEEPSTAKES. INSTAGRAM IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND AVAILABLE FOR iPHONE FROM THE APPLE APPLICATION STORE AND FOR ANDROID FROM THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE.
Method #2 – Twitter: Post a Tweet including a photo or text-only description of your food obsession of the moment and include the hashtags #MakesMeWhole and #SweepstakesEntry to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (the “Twitter Entry”). Message and data rates may apply. If a Tweet is more than one post in length it will be considered as one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes with the first post considered the Twitter Entry. By using the hashtags, participant indicates his/her agreement to these Official Rules. Entrant’s Twitter settings must be public. Tweets from private Twitter accounts will not be eligible. Twitter Entry must be posted directly from a participant’s Twitter account. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to determine eligibility of Tweets. Entrants must follow and continue to follow @WholeFoods through at least 03/03/18 in order to be notified in the event he/she is a potential winner. By submitting a Twitter Entry, entrants agree to Twitter’s Terms of Service.
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter, Inc.
Limit: one (1) Entry per person regardless of method of entry.
Eligibility Requirements

Must be a legal US resident and not residing in AK, DE, ND, SD, VT, WV, and WY, where it is void
Must be 18 years of age or older
Cannot be a WFM employee

 
Prize/Drawing: One (1) Winner will be randomly-selected by a representative of the Sponsor, on/about 3/03/18, from among all eligible entries received. Winner will receive “Groceries for A Year.” * Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $4,940 (based on spending $95/week).
*(Prize will be awarded in the form of WFM Gift Cards, which can be used towards their weekly grocery purchase.)
Prize Conditions: Potential Winner will be notified by a tag/direct message to the Potential Winner’s Instagram or Twitter Account and will have 3 days within which to respond with the requested information, or an alternate winner may be selected, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Winner will be required to sign/return an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability Waiver, a W-9 Form, and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, “the Releases”) within seven (7) days of notification in order to claim their prize. If a potential Winner cannot be contacted, the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or he/she fails to sign and return the Releases within the required time period, that potential Winner forfeits the prize and an alternate winner may be selected. Only two (2) alternate winners will be selected, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prize may not be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash. No substitution, assignment or transfer of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Prize winner will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of preparation of tax forms as required by law. All Entries submitted must be original and the intellectual property of the Entrant/Submitter. Entrants/Submitters will retain ownership of their Entry, but submission of it will confirm that Sponsor may use said Entry for publicity purposes. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any Entry at any time in the event it is determined that the Entry is offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsors’ images or if it is determined that the entrant has not otherwise complied with these Official Rules. All entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. All federal, state, and local rules and regulations apply. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to “hold harmless” the Sponsor, Instagram, Twitter, and agents affiliated with this promotion for any and all damages that may result from acceptance of the prize offered and/or participation in the promotion.
Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s use of Winner’s name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.
Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy which can be linked from (http://www.Whole Foods Market.com).
 
General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Promotion if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. 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 Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is 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.
Release: By receipt of any prize, Winner agree to release and hold harmless the Promotion Entities, each of their related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of any prize.
Limitations of Liability: The Promotion Entities are not responsible for: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, technology outage, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries, whether caused by the sender or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion. 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 a similar, future Promotion, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, in its 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. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than 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.
Disputes: Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court, in the state of New York, U.S.A.; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Promotion but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim 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 Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A.
Winner Confirmation: For a written confirmation of the Winner’s name and city of residence, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, after 3/3/18, but no later than 3/31/18, to; The Whole Foods Market “Makes Me Whole – “Groceries for A Year” Sweepstakes, Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.
Sponsor: Whole Foods Market, 550 Bowie Street, Austin TX 78703, U.S.A.
Void where prohibited or restricted.
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