Raising Cane’s

Teacher Appreciation Sweepstakes





Name: Raising Cane’s Teacher Appreciation Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”).


Sweepstakes Timing: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 5/6/2024 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 5/10/2024 (“Registration Period”). The Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.


Who May Enter: Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents of AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI and the District of Columbia who are age 18 or older as of date of entry, who are a certified teacher at a public or private accredited school which has any grades K through 12 (“School”), whose School is in compliance with the laws and regulations of its state, whose School is operating in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI and the District of Columbia and who have a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued photo identification (“Entrant”).  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to evaluate and determine if eligibility criteria has been met for each Entrant. The following classes of persons are not eligible to enter:

a.     Employees, officers, and directors of Raising Cane’s Restaurants, LLC, (“Sponsor”), Million Dollar Media (“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 Sweepstakes (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 Sweepstakes, parents (including in-laws), grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including step-children), grandchildren (including step grandchildren) and each of their respective spouses.

b.     Individuals who do not have current access to the internet or a valid email address to complete an eligible on-line registration to participate.


Online Entry: During the Registration Period, visit www.RaisingCanesTASweepstakes.com (the "Website") and follow the on-line instructions to complete the registration page. Each Entrant must fully complete the registration page with all required information including first and last name, state of residence, valid email address, phone number (including area code), the School the Entrant is employed by (including city), and the grade(s) the Entrant teaches at the School.


After having read and agreed to these Official Rules, click the ‘Enter’ button to submit your on-line registration and to receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry (“Entry”). Maximum of one (1) registration and one (1) Entry per person and per valid email address during the entire Registration Period. Registering more than one time during the entire Registration Period (by using the same or alternate names or email addresses) will invalidate all Entries by that Entrant.


Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, damaged, or  Entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these Official Rules, or any Entry not submitted, 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 Entrant 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. 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.


By participating and submitting an Entry, Entrant agrees that Sponsor and Released 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 Sweepstakes, and to distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s) featured products, discounts, special events or promotional offers.  Entrants may opt-out of any further email communication at any time by clicking the UNSUBSCRIBE link provided in all promotional email messages from Sponsor and following the opt-out instructions.  Any available opt-in opportunities are not required to enter the Sweepstakes and checking the opt-in boxes will not improve your chances of winning.

Winner Selection & Notification: On or about May 13, 2024, Administrator will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received to select a total of ten (10) potential winners (each a “Potential Winner”). 

Beginning on or about May 14, 2024, Potential Winners will be notified initially through the email address or phone number provided during Entry. If Administrator is unsuccessful in its attempt to reach and speak directly with a Potential Winner by phone or email within 48-hours of the initial notification attempt, then that Entrant may be disqualified (as solely determined by the Administrator) and an alternate Potential Winner may be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible Entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above (time permitting). Note: phone messages will not be left during the winner notification process.

During winner notification, Potential Winner must verify their eligibility to participate in and win the Sweepstakes and indicate ability and willingness to accept the prize. Potential Winner will then receive an official prize notification packet via email, which must be completed and returned to Administrator within five (5) days of receipt. If the Potential Winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, is unable or unwilling to accept the prize, or elects to decline the prize, that entry shall be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate entry will be selected at random from among all remaining eligible Entries and a new Potential Winner will be notified per the procedures outlined above. Any disqualified Entrant will not receive an alternate prize substitution or compensation. Decisions of the Administrator in the selection and determination of the Prize winner and all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding.


All of the following will apply to verify a prize winner (“Winner”): 1) Winner must complete and return, within 5-days of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form, a W-9 form, an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability/publicity/travel release (where permitted); 2) Winner may be required to present a copy of a valid social security card and a valid driver’s license as a condition of receiving a prize; 3) Winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the actual value of the prize won; and 4) Winner will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) on the prize received. Failure to collect or properly claim the prize in accordance with these Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. If forfeited for any reason, Winner 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.


Prizes (maximum of 10): Each Winner shall be awarded the following prize award (“Prize”) with an approximate retail value of $2,500.00:

·      Roundtrip coach air travel for two (2) people from the Commercial Service Airport nearest Winner’s residence to the Commercial Service Airport nearest the Winner’s selected destination city within the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States (“Destination City”), as designated by Administrator;

·      Two (2)-nights standard hotel accommodations, double occupancy at a hotel in the metro area of the Destination City, as designated by Administrator;

·      One (1) non-reloadable prepaid general merchandise gift card with a debit value of $200.00, which may be used wherever the gift card is accepted for payment towards activities, entertainment, or any expenses of Winner’s choice. Gift card will be subject to terms and conditions of the issuing bank or gift card company. Administrator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award multiple gift cards in varying denominations to satisfy the total amount value to be awarded.


The following conditions apply to the use of the Prize:

·         Prize and Prize components may not be sold, traded, transferred, separated, or refunded (in whole or in part);

·         Prize or any Prize components are not redeemable for cash;

·         Winner and guest are solely responsible for all costs and expenses of the Prize not specified as included in these Official Rules, including but not limited to meals, tips, gratuities, hotel fees, checked baggage fees, souvenirs, ground transportation, laundry service, local and long-distance telephone calls, medical expenses, and other personal expenses;

·         Released Parties not responsible for late, lost, damaged or stolen luggage;

·         Winner and guest are solely responsible for obtaining (and traveling with) valid identification and any other required documents (e.g., Photo ID, Credit Card);

·         Winner will be required to provide a credit card at the time of hotel check-in, and hotel will place a temporary ‘hold’ on credit card to cover any incidental charges by Winner and/or Winner’s guest. The temporary hold dollar amount on credit card is subject to the hotel’s policy;

·         If Winner elects to take the Prize trip without a guest, components of the Prize trip will be awarded in increments or quantities suitable for one traveler; Winner will not receive any compensation or a substitute  prize;

·         Winner agrees to maintain his or her behavior and the behavior of its guest in accordance with all applicable laws, generally accepted social practices, and adhere to all rules and regulations applicable to any airline, hotel, event venue, or other entity connected to participation in any Prize activity, including, without limitation, use of a Prize component. Winner understands and agrees that if Winner or Winner’s guest is removed from any Prize activity, or if Winner’s or Winner’s guest’s behavior at any point during the fulfillment of the Prize is disruptive, causes damage, or could cause damage to person, property, or otherwise violate the policies of an entity associated with the Prize, then Winner may be required to forfeit the remainder of the Prize without substitution or compensation.


Maximum of one (1) Prize per person and per household. Maximum retail value of all available Prizes: $25,000.00. Prize elements requiring shipping will be shipped to the verified Winner’s residential address submitted during registration (i.e. UPS, USPS or other Sponsor designated carrier), or as otherwise specified by Sponsor. Allow 8-12 weeks for Prize delivery. 


Once shipped, Prize shall be considered awarded and delivered, and Sponsor shall not be responsible for actual receipt of delivery by a Winner. In the event of any delivery issues, including undelivered, misdirected, lost or stolen delivery, Sponsor shall have no responsibility to replace the Prize, and Prize shall not be substituted by Sponsor with any alternate Prize or compensation. Winner shall look solely to designated shipper/carrier for any lost, damaged, stolen or mis-delivered packages and not to Sponsor for any delivery issues.


General Prize Conditions: Prize must be accepted as awarded. All other costs and expenses related to Prize acceptance, delivery, redemption or use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of Winner. All income, federal, state and local taxes are the Winner’s sole responsibility. All Prize components are non-transferable, and no cash redemption or substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize or component of a Prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. All Prize components are awarded as is, without any warranty, express or implied, by Sponsor. Failure to collect or properly claim Prize in accordance with these Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the Prize. If forfeited for any reason, Winner will not receive any other substitution or compensation, and the Prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as provided herein. A properly claimed Prize will be awarded. Any unclaimed Prize or Prize component will not be awarded. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible Entries are received.


Additional Rules & Restrictions: By participating, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. In the event an Entrant wins a Prize and is later found to be in violation of these Official Rules, Entrant 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 redeemed the Prize. Participation in Sweepstakes constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use Entrants’ names, cities and states of residence, and 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 Sweepstakes, or the acceptance, possession or use or misuse of the 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 event of force majeure, including without limitation, any acts of God such as an epidemic, pandemic (including foreseeable and ongoing effects of COVID-19) 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’ control.


Released Parties are not responsible for errors of any kind, whether computer, software, technical, mechanical, electronic, telephone, 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 processing of Entries or in the announcement of the Prizes or Winners. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Website. In the event of early termination of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to randomly select Winners from all non-suspect Entries received prior to the event leading to early termination.


Odds: The odds of being selected as a Potential Winner are dependent upon the total number of eligible Entries received during the Registration Period.


Privacy: Sponsor is committed to protecting privacy. To enter the Sweepstakes, Entrants must complete an official Entry with the entrant’s name, email address, mailing address and phone number. The information submitted on the Entry will be used for selecting winners and giving away Prizes. Sponsor may retain any Entry and winner selection information for recordkeeping purposes, but the information will not be used for other purposes, except as described in these Official Rules. Sponsor does not sell any personal information collected as part of this Sweepstakes. Depending on your jurisdiction, applicable law may entitle you to certain consumer rights regarding the processing of your personal information. For more information about exercising your rights and our data collection and processing practices generally, please review our Privacy Policy at www.raisingcanes.com.


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 Sweepstakes, or any prize 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 Texas; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Texas or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas.


Winner List: For a copy of these Official Rules or a list of the prize Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Raising Cane’s Teacher Appreciation Sweepstakes, c/o Million Dollar Media, PO Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. Please specify whether you are requesting the Official Rules or a list of the Winners. Requests must be received by 7/10/2024.


Sponsor:  Raising Cane’s Restaurants, LLC, 6800 Bishop Road, Plano, TX 75024.


Administrator: Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.