Hooters College Football Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes Name: Hooters College Football Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”).
Odds: Odds of being selected as a prize winner are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received, from all entry methods combined.
Sweepstakes Dates: Sweepstakes registration is scheduled to begin at 12:00:01 am Eastern Standard Time (“ET”) on 9/3/2018 and end at 11:59:59 pm ET on 12/9/2018 (the “Registration Period”). The Sweepstakes Administrator’s computer system shall be the official timekeeper. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void outside the 48 contiguous United States and wherever restricted or prohibited by law.
Who may Enter: Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of, and individuals who are physically located within, the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., who are age 21 or older as of date of entry, and have a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued ID, except the following persons who are not eligible to enter, participate or win:
(a) Employees, officers, managers, and directors of Hooters Restaurants, Hooters of America, LLC (collectively “Sponsors”), Million Dollar Media, LLC (the “Administrator”), other participating Sponsors, each of their respective franchisees, parents, 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, “Hooters’ Released Parties”), and the members of the immediate families or households, whether or not related, of any of the above. “Immediate family members” includes, for purposes of this promotion, parents (including in-laws), grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including step-children), grandchildren (including step grandchildren) and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside.
How to Enter: There are three (3) ways to enter the Sweepstakes: (a) online entry with an optional photo submission, (b) Instagram photo post, or (c) Twitter photo post. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person per day in the Sweepstakes regardless of method of entry. For purposes of these Official Rules, a “day” is defined as a as starting on 12:00:01 pm ET and ending at 11:59:59 pm ET.
Take a photo (“Photo”) of your game day celebration watching college football while at any participating Hooters Restaurant location showing you are a fan of Hooters and College Football, and how you celebrate College Football game day. For example, include in the Photo an image of yourself and/or your group with your Hooters Girl server, your food & beverage, your favorite team’s merchandise, your game face, or the game on television at Hooters. (Note: residents of MI and OH are not required to visit a participating Hooters Restaurant location to enter and may submit any photo showing they are a Hooters and college football fan)
1. Online Entry: Visit www.HootersFootball.com during the Registration Period, and follow the online entry instructions to upload your photo (optional) and complete the registration form with all required information including your name, valid email address, complete address (including city, state and zip), phone number (including area code), date of birth and your favorite participating Hooters location. (Note: photo submissions are optional and not required for entry via the online entry method.) After having read and agreed to these Official Rules, click the submit button to submit your online entry. All entries must be fully completed and submitted by 11:59:59 pm ET on 12/9/2018 to be eligible.
Maximum of one entry per person per day, regardless of method of entry. Each Photo submission entry requires a unique Photo that has not previously been entered in the Sweepstakes. Each participant must submit an entry on his/her own behalf. Any entry submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s name, email address or photo, or providing any false email addresses or information, 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 emails, identities, or any other methods void that participant's entries and that participant may be disqualified. No mechanically produced 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. False and/or deceptive entries or acts, including misrepresentation of age, shall render such entries ineligible.
All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Each entrant agrees that their submitted Photo may be viewed by the public. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and remove any Photo entry at any time that is not in compliance with these Official Rules. All Photos must conform to the Photo Submission Requirements as outlined above and below, or it may be disqualified and not considered for the Sweepstakes. Entrants will not receive notification if their submitted Photo is disqualified.
Any other individuals included in a Photo submission, must provide entrant with express consent and permission for their images to be included and submitted in the Sweepstakes, and such entrant is solely responsible for obtaining all authorizations or approvals. The individual who submitted the Photo shall be designated as the official entrant competing in the Sweepstakes, regardless of any other individuals included in the Photo, and shall be the only individual eligible for any resulting prize award (see below). Any Photo completed and submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s name, Instagram or Twitter account, or use of any unauthorized Photo submissions, will be disqualified.
All entries must include all required information. Any online entry or Photo submission with incorrect, incomplete or illegible information, an invalid email address or other inaccurate information will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, registration or submission, the authorized account holder of the email address, Instagram, or Twitter account used to register or submit the photo, and associated with the entry will be deemed to be the registrant and s/he must be eligible according to these Official Rules. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address or the assigned Instagram or Twitter account holder of the account name used to post the photo. Proof of being the authorized account holder may be required.
General Photo Submission Requirements:
(a) Each Photo must be submitted in a file format accepted by the Sweepstakes website, Instagram or Twitter;
(b) Each Photo must be the Entrant’s own original creation, that has not been previously submitted in any contest, sweepstakes, or competition;
(c) For each Photo, include an image of yourself, your group, Hooters Girls server, and/or your food and beverage), or other football oriented photo for residents of MI or OH; and
(d) Any Photo that is not properly submitted or received for any reason, including any technical difficulties, upload failures; failures to save or properly store the photo; busy signals, efforts of hackers; or any lost or disconnected internet connections, will be disqualified.
Additional Photo Submission Requirements: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Photo submission for any reason that it considers to not be appropriate for the Sweepstakes. Photo restrictions include, but are not limited to, the following requirements:
Representation and Release of Rights to Photo Submissions: By submitting a Photo, each entrant represents that s/he has sole and exclusive ownership and proprietary rights of all Photo images submitted; has full permission of all parties featured within the Photo to publish and release their images and actions shown within the Photo; and agrees that each Photo becomes the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor, and Sponsor may publish, display, promote, or utilize Photo in any manner of its choosing in relation to the promotion or advertising of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor. Online entry into the Sweepstakes and/or entry of any Photo, constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use that entrant’s Photo, name, city and state of residence and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. Photo submissions will not be acknowledged or returned by Sponsor.
Sponsor reserves the right to request from any entrant at any time proof, in a form acceptable to Sponsor, of any permission required or possibly required to use such entrant’s Photo entry. Failure to provide such proof, if requested, may disqualify such Photo entry from the Sweepstakes.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and all of his or her entries) who tampers or attempts to tamper with or abuse the entry process or the Sweepstakes website in any way or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor or the Sweepstakes judges appointed by Sponsor in their sole discretion. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the authorized account holder shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Grand Prize Awards – Winner Selection and Notification: On or about 12/10/2018, a random drawing will be held from among all eligible entries received from all entry methods combined during the Registration Period to select a total of seven (7) potential grand prize winners (see prize descriptions below). Each potential prize winner will be assigned to one of the available grand prize awards (see below) as solely determined and designated by Sponsor. Winners will not be able to select from the available prize awards.
Each potential prize winner will be notified initially by phone, email and/or post to their associated Instagram or Twitter account (if applicable) beginning on or about 12/10/2018. If the Administrator is unsuccessful in its attempt to reach and speak directly with a potential prize winner after two (2) attempts within 48-hours of the initial notification attempt to the phone number, email address and/or Instagram or Twitter account associated with that contestant’s entry, then that entrant may be disqualified and an alternate potential prize winner may be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above (time permitting). There will be three (3) alternate drawings after which the associated prize will remain unawarded. Note: phone messages will not be left during the winner notification process.
During the prize winner notification, the selected potential prize winner must confirm their eligibility, and indicate their willingness and ability to accept the designated prize, and travel during the Sponsor designated travel dates. The potential prize winner will then receive official notification via email delivery. If the selected winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, is unable to travel during the designated travel dates, fails to timely return the required winner documentation, or is unable or unwilling to accept the prize or elects to decline the prize, s/he will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate prize winner will be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above. Any disqualified entrant will not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation. Decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator in the selection and determination of prize winners and all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding.
All of the following will apply to each prize winner: 1) Winner and his/her travelling companion will be required to complete and return, within 2-days of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form, including an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (where permitted), and a W-9 form (from winner only, if prize value exceeds $600); 2) Winner and his/her traveling companion may be required to present a copy of a valid social security card and a valid driver’s license as a condition of participating or receiving any prize; 3) Sponsor will submit to the IRS a Form 1099 on behalf of winner reflecting the actual value of all prizes won; and 4) Winner and his/her travelling companion will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) on all prizes awarded. 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, finalist will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as provided herein.
Grand Prize Awards – Maximum of seven (7) grand prize awards available: Each associated grand prize shall be assigned to a designated prize winner at the sole discretion of Sponsor.
Grand Prize #1: Grand prize #1 consists of a trip for two (2) to Dallas, TX, with travel dates scheduled to occur between December 28 – 30, 2018 (subject to change, and based upon availability). Grand prize #1 has a maximum retail value not to exceed $2,000, and includes:
Grand Prize #2: Grand prize #2 consists of a trip for two (2) to Miami, FL, with travel dates scheduled to occur between December 28 – 30, 2018 (subject to change, and based upon availability). Grand prize #2 has a maximum retail value not to exceed $2,000, and includes:
Grand Prize #3: Grand prize #3 consists of a trip for two (2) to Phoenix, AZ, with travel dates scheduled to occur between December 31, 2018 – January 2, 2019 (subject to change, and based upon availability). Grand prize #3 has a maximum retail value not to exceed $2,000, and includes:
Grand Prize #4: Grand prize #4 consists of a trip for two (2) to Atlanta, GA, with travel dates scheduled to occur between December 28 – 30, 2018 (subject to change, and based upon availability). Grand prize #4 has a maximum retail value not to exceed $2,000, and includes:
Grand Prize #5: Grand prize #5 consists of a trip for two (2) to New Orleans, LA, with travel dates scheduled to occur between December 31, 2018 – January 2, 2019 (subject to change, and based upon availability). Grand prize #5 has a maximum retail value not to exceed $2,000, and includes:
Grand Prize #6: Grand prize #6 consists of a trip for two (2) to Los Angeles, CA, with travel dates scheduled to occur between December 31, 2018 – January 2, 2019 (subject to change, and based upon availability). Grand prize #6 has a maximum retail value not to exceed $2,000, and includes:
Grand Prize #7: Grand prize #7 consists of a trip for two (2) to Santa Clara, CA, with travel dates scheduled to occur between January 6 – 8, 2019 (subject to change, and based upon availability). The grand prize has a maximum retail value not to exceed $2,000, and includes:
Additional Prize Terms: No alcoholic beverage is part of any prize award. All other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance, redemption and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of winner and guest, including but not limited to ground transportation, airport transfers, parking, travel or departure taxes, baggage check fees, airline seat assignment fees, hotel resort fees, meals, gratuities, tickets to any events in the destination city, any incidental expenses, and all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes). Winner and guest are solely responsible for all costs incurred to and from the nearest major airport to the winner’s home as designated by Sponsor as the prize originates and terminates at such departure point unless otherwise agreed to by Sponsor in writing. Sponsor not responsible for late, lost, damaged or stolen luggage. Winners’ guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her state of residence (and at least 21) and will be required to execute and return a liability/publicity release prior to prize award. It is recommended that each winner and guest obtain sufficient personal insurance prior to departure. Winner and guest hereby release Sponsor from any duty to provide, check, or verify any and all necessary passports, visas and tourist cards, birth certificates, vaccination certificates, and any other travel or entry requirements (“Personal Documents”). Sponsor shall not have any responsibility for the replacement of lost or stolen Personal Documents or tickets, coupons, vouchers, receipts or other documents pertaining to the prize (“Travel Documents”) once the Travel Documents have been provided to winner and guest.
Travel dates will be based upon availability. Sponsor is not responsible for any flight cancellations, travel delays or difficulty. If travel delays or difficulty prevent arrival in time for any and all elements of trip, sponsor is not responsible for awarding any compensation in lieu thereof. 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, destination and any airfare fluctuations. If actual value of prize is lower than the stated maximum value of grand prize when prize is procured and fulfilled, then the difference will not be awarded to the winner.
All income, federal, state and local taxes are the winner’s and guests’ sole responsibility, as applicable. All prize awards 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 with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Failure to collect or properly claim prize in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded. Any unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. Maximum value of all available prize awards: $14,000.
Additional Rules & Restrictions: In the event an entrant wins a prize, and is later found to be in violation of these Official 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 Sweepstakes 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.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to hold all Released Parties, Instagram, and Twitter (collectively, the “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 Sweepstakes, 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 any claims based on publicity rights, copyright/trademark infringement, intellectual property rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery, and to assume all liability therefor.
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.
Entrants 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 an entrant 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 entries not received 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 entry, prize, or 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes. 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 Sweepstakes, including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or advertising of this Sweepstakes, administration or execution of the Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes website. In the event that entrant breaches any of his/her representations, warranties or undertakings contained herein, Released Parties shall be entitled to and may seek indemnification from entrant for recovery of all legal fees, damages, costs, claims and other expenses that may be incurred by Released Parties as a result of the aforementioned breach.
In addition, by submitting an entry and Photo, each entrant transfers any and all of his/her right, title and interest in and to such Photo, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademark rights, "moral rights" and any and all other proprietary rights that may exist, throughout the world, to Sponsor and expressly waives any rights s/he may have in such submission and/or Photo. Each Entrant agrees Sponsor is the exclusive owner of all rights in and to such Photo and/or submissions, and will have the worldwide, perpetual right to copy, display, reproduce, exhibit, edit, modify, assign, license, register for copyright or trademark, distribute, sell or otherwise use and exploit the Photo and/or submissions and all elements and/or derivative works thereof, in whole or in part, alone or with other materials, in any media now known or hereafter created or devised, for any reason whatsoever. If Sponsor requests the entrant’s cooperation in promoting the Sweepstakes, the entrant agrees to reasonably be available for such promotional activities. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant represents, warrants and covenants that (i) each Photo, or any portion thereof, is the entrant’s original work and does not infringe upon or otherwise violate any right of any third party, including any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights; (ii) each Photo, or any portion thereof, has not been previously published and the entrant shall not submit the Photo, or any portion thereof, to any other sweepstakes, contest or publication; and (iii) the entrant has the right and power to enter the Sweepstakes and perform all of entrant’s obligations.
IN CASE OF DISPUTES: Unless otherwise prohibited by law, as a condition to participating in the Sweepstakes the prize awarded by this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and will be determined by final and binding individual dispute resolution under the applicable rules of the American Arbitration Association; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, and in no event will entrant be entitled to received attorneys' fees or other legal costs; 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 Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Georgia or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Georgia.
Official Rules & Winners List: For a copy of these Official Rules, or name of prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 1/15/2019 to: Hooters College Football Sweepstakes, c/o Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, official rules or winners list. VT residents may omit return postage from rules requests only.
Sponsor: Hooters of America, LLC, 1815 The Exchange, Atlanta, GA 30339.
Sweepstakes Administrator: Million Dollar Media, LLC, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.
NOTE: This Sweepstakes is not affiliated with or sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by or in any way in association with Instagram or Twitter. Instagram and Twitter have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize(s) awarded in connection therewith. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor, and not to Instagram or Twitter. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Instagram or Twitter.