Clear Choice® Ice Big Apple Diamond Getaway

OFFICIAL RULES

 


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.  The following CONTEST is OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE U.S. ONLY, WHO meet the eligibility requirements (as defined in the rules below).  VOID ELSEWHERE AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED.  

Contest Name:  Clear Choice® Ice Big Apple Diamond Getaway (the “Contest”).

 

Promotion Period:  Contest registration is scheduled to begin at 12:00am ET on 11/17/2013 and end at 11:59pm ET 12/15/2013 (the “Registration Period”).  The grand prize winning 6-digit number is scheduled to be revealed on or about 12/16/2013, and will be compared to all eligible entries received through the end of the ‘Registration Period’.  The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

 

Who May Enter:  Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are age 18 or older as of date of entry, and have a valid driver’s license or government issued identification. The following classes of persons are not eligible to enter:

a.       Employees, officers, and directors of Cott Beverages Inc, (“Sponsor”), Million Dollar  Media (“Contest Administrator”), each of their respective franchisees, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this promotion (collectively “Released Parties”) and the members of the immediate families or households of any of the above, whether or not related. “Immediate family members” includes, for purposes of this promotion, parents (including in-laws), grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including step-children), grand children (including step grand children) and each of their respective spouses.

b.       Individuals who do not have access to an internet connection in order to visit the contest website.

 

How to Enter:  Visit www.clearchoicenycgetaway.com  during the Registration Period.  Each entrant must fully complete the registration page with all required information including his/her name, complete address (including city, state and zip), valid email address, birth date, and phone number(s) (including area code(s)) – along with their guess of the winning 6-digit ‘debit card number’ of the Clear Choice® Ice Debit Card displayed on the contest site. 

 

The actual predetermined grand prize winning 6-digit debit card number will be randomly pre-selected, and will be comprised of 6-digits, that each fall between 0 – 9, inclusive.  Digits may repeat within the winning 6-digit number sequence – i.e. the winning number could be any number from 000000 – 999999.  Each contestant must submit their guess of the winning 6-digit debit card number in its exact correct order. For example, if the winning 6-digit number was ‘123456’, then a submitted number guess of ‘654321’ would not be considered a winning entry or attempt.

 

After having read and agreed to these Official Rules, click the submit button to submit your on-line entry.  Maximum of one entry per person or per email address during the entire Registration Period.  Submitting more than one entry per person will invalidate all entries by that contestant.  All on-line entries must be fully complete for all required information.  Eligible on-line entries must be submitted and received by 11:59pm ET on 12/15/2013. All other entries are ineligible to participate or win any prize.

 

Any available opt-in opportunities are not required to enter the Contest, and checking the opt-in boxes will not improve your chances of winning.  By participating and submitting an entry, contestant agrees that sponsors and participating parties are authorized to contact entrant via email, mail, phone or any other form of media to make contestant aware of information pertinent to the contest, and to distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s) featured products, special events or promotional offers, or purchase incentives.  Contestants may opt-out of any further email communication at any time by simply replying REMOVE to any email message, or following the provided opt-out instructions.

 

Any on-line entry submitted with an invalid email address will be disqualified.  Incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified.  Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, damaged, or for entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules, or for any entry not submitted or received or lost due to any technical error or failure, human or programming error, unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any required information, or the failure to capture any such information or effects of hackers or failure of any electronic equipment, computer transmissions and/or network connections; all of which will be disqualified.

 

Each participant must submit an entry on his/her own behalf.  Any entry submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s email address or name will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize.  Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries allowed by using same, multiple/different email addresses, identities, or any other methods void that participant's entries and that participant may be disqualified.  No mechanically reproduced or automated entries permitted.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void. 

 

In the event of a dispute as to any on-line registration, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.  All entries received become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

 

Maximum of 5,000 Eligible Entries: A maximum total of 5,000 entries will be eligible to participate in the grand prize event (see below). If less than a total of 5,000 entries are received during the Registration Period, then all submitted entries that comply with these Official Rules will be eligible to participate in the grand prize event. If more than 5,000 entries are received during the Registration Period, then sponsor shall randomly select a maximum total of 5,000 entries from among all entries received to participate in the grand prize event. Only these 5,000 selected entries will be eligible to participate or win. All other entries will be disqualified and are ineligible to participate or win, regardless of the accuracy of their submitted number guess.

 

Grand Prize Contest – Guess the 6-digit winning ‘Debit Card number:  The predetermined grand prize winning 6-digit debit card number will be randomly pre-selected prior to the start of the contest by an independent promotions company (Million Dollar Media, LLC) and placed in a sealed security envelope. The sealed security envelope containing the grand prize winning 6-digit number will be provided to the Sponsor prior to the start of the contest.  At the conclusion of the contest registration period on or about 12/16/2013, or immediately following termination of the contest registration, Sponsor shall submit each eligible entry received to the promotions company for comparison to the grand prize winning 6-digit number.  A representative of the promotions company shall compare each eligible 6-digit number submitted and received from each eligible contestant to the actual predetermined grand prize winning 6-digit number, to determine if any contestant has correctly guessed the winning 6-digit number in exact order. In the event a winning 6-digit number has been submitted, the contestants(s) who submitted the winning 6-digit number will be immediately notified, and will be eligible to claim the grand prize, subject to verification and compliance with these Official Rules.  If no contestant has submitted the winning 6-digit number in the correct order, then the grand prize will not be awarded.

 

Bonus Prize Contest – Three (3) Closest Guesses: The three (3) eligible contestants who have submitted a guess closest to the predetermined grand prize winning debit card number will be declared the ‘Bonus Prize Winners’.  The bonus prize winners will be determined by identifying the contestant who has guessed the most winning digits in exactly the correct order, starting with the 1st winning digit.  In the event of a tie between any eligible contestants, the first tie breaker will be based upon which contestant guessed closest to the next winning digit, regardless of whether their guess of the next digit is higher or lower than the actual winning digit.  In the event of a remaining tie, then a random drawing will be held among tied contestants to determine the bonus prize winners.

 

Prize Awards & Delivery: 

 

Grand Prize:  In the event a winning entry is submitted by an eligible contestant, the corresponding contestant who submitted the winning entry will be eligible to claim the grand prize, subject to approval and verification of compliance with these official rules.  The grand prize is:  a trip to New York City with a maximum retail value of $5,000 and $25,000 paid in the form of a check.

 

The trip for two (2) to New York City has a maximum value of $5,000 and includes:

  • Round trip coach class air transportation for two from an airport closest to winner’s residence to New York, NY.  Departure date, times and airline based upon availability and will be solely determined by sponsor. Actual departure and return dates and times will be solely determined by sponsor, and are subject to change at sponsor’s discretion. 
  • (3)-nights standard hotel accommodations, double occupancy in the New  York, NY metro area at a hotel as solely determined by Sponsor. 

 

All travel arrangements require a minimum of 45-days advance request, are based solely upon availability, and must be completed by 12/16/2014, or prize award is forfeited.  Certain blackout dates apply.  Sponsor is not responsible for any travel delays, flight cancellations or difficulty.  If travel delays, cancellations or difficulty prevent arrival in time for any and all elements of trip, sponsor is not responsible for awarding any compensation in lieu thereof.  Each winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary.  Any changes to completed travel arrangements, once booked, are the sole responsibility of the winner, and are solely at the winner’s expense.  Actual value of the trip will depend on point of departure and any airfare fluctuations. 

 

Grand Prize finalist’s guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her state of residence (and at least 18) and will be required to execute and return a liability/publicity release prior to prize award.  All airport transfers, ground transportation, meals, gratuities, checked baggage fees, hotel resort fees, applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) and any other expenses not specified herein as being included in grand prize are sole responsibility of winner. Sponsor not responsible for late, lost, damaged or stolen luggage.

 

A maximum of one (1) grand prize will be awarded.  In the event that more than (1) eligible contestant submits a winning entry during the contest, the Contest Administrator will conduct a random drawing between those entrants who submitted a winning entry to determine the grand prize winner.  In the event that no contestant submits a winning number guess, then the grand prize will not be awarded.

 

Bonus Prize – Maximum of (3) bonus prize awards:  The three (3) eligible contestants who submitted the guess determined to be closest to the winning 6-digit number (or the next three (3) best runner-up entries in the event of any grand prize winning submission(s)), by the contest administrator will be awarded the bonus prize.  In the event of any tie for the runner-up position, the tie breaking procedure outlined above will be used to determine a maximum of three (3) bonus prize award winners.  The bonus prize is:  a 1-year supply of Clear Choice® Ice Flavored Sparkling Water, paid in the form of (104) certificates, with each certificate valid for one free 17 ounce bottle of Clear Choice® Ice, and a gift card to a grocery store of the Sponsor’s choosing in the amount of $250.00.  Total ARV of each Bonus Prize is $342.56

 

Bonus prize has no cash value, except as otherwise noted, and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other prize.  All prize winners must accept delivery of prize from sponsor, or as otherwise instructed by sponsor.  All other costs related to prize delivery and acceptance is the responsibility of winner including but not limited to federal, state and local taxes.  All properly claimed prizes will be awarded.  Prizes are non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize becomes unavailable.

 

Grand prize winner(s), if any,  will be required to complete and return a W-9 form or appropriate tax form (if prize value exceeds $600.00), affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release (Tennessee residents need not sign publicity release), and present a valid driver’s license and social security card before prize will be awarded.  Winners of prizes greater than $600.00 will be issued a 1099 form reflecting the value of the prize and are responsible for paying all income taxes on prize.  Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.  If forfeited for any reason, contestant will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation.  Total maximum value of all available prizes: $31,027.68.

 

 

Additional Rules & Restrictions:  By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final in all matters relating to this Contest.  In the event an entrant wins a prize, and is later found to be in violation of these rules he/she will be required to forfeit the prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of the prize if such violation is discovered after winner has used the prize. Participation in Contest constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use entrants’ names, cities and states of residence and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide on perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.  False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible for any prize.

 

By participating, entrants agree to hold all Released Parties harmless from any claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or consequential, for injury (including but not limited to death), damages, losses or expenses arising out of or relating to entrant’s participation in this Contest, or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities (including but not limited to travel or activity related thereto), and to assume all liability thereof. 

 

Released Parties shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond Released Parties’ sole control. 

 

Participants are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment, mobile phone equipment, Internet access and cellular networks. Sponsor disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue an entry due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Sponsor’s control, or otherwise. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for received entries due to technical difficulties or transmission errors. The Sponsor disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method.  Released Parties are not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant's ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest.  Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors of any kind, whether computer, technical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or advertising of this Contest, administration or execution of the Contest, the cancellation of the game, the processing of entries or in the announcement of the prizes or prize winners.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest website.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy or threaten the integrity of this portion of the Promotion, in the opinion of the Sponsor/Administrator, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Contest as determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of early termination of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to determine any eligible prize winners from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the time/date of such termination.

 

If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor, any event associated with this contest or the prize is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize. 

 

IN CASE OF DISPUTES:  By participating, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of New Jersey; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, 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, 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 entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of New Jersey or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New Jersey.

 

Odds:  The odds of a finalist winning the contest are 1:1,000,000

 

Winners List:  For a copy of these Official Rules or for a list of prize winner(s), if any, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to: Clear Choice® Big Apple Diamond Getaway, c/o Million Dollar Media, PO Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, official rules or winner list.  Requests must be received by 2/16/2014.

 

Contest Sponsor:  The Contest Sponsor is Cott Beverages Inc., 5519 West Idlewild Avenue, Tampa, FL 33634.

 

Contest Administrator:  The Contest Administrator is Million Dollar Media, PO Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.