Community Coffee ‘Raising Our Mugs’ Contest

Official Rules




Contest Name:  Community Coffee ‘Raising Our Mugs’ Contest (the “Contest”).


Contest Dates:

·         Entry Period is scheduled to begin at 12:00:00 am Eastern Time (ET) on 9/8/2020 and ends at 11:59:59 pm (ET) on 9/29/2020 (the “Entry Period”).


·         Contest Judging Period is scheduled to begin at 12:00:00 am Eastern Time (ET) on 9/30/2020 and ends at 11:59:59 pm (ET) on 10/7/2020 (the “Judging Period”).


Who may Enter:  Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are age 18 or older as of date of entry, and have a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued photo ID, except the following persons who are not eligible to enter or win:

(a)   Employees, officers, and directors of Community Coffee Company, L.L.C. (“Sponsor”), Million Dollar Media, LLC (the “Administrator”), and each of the foregoing’s respective franchisees, owners, employees, contractors, parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, wholesalers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this promotion (collectively, “Released Parties”), owners or employees of liquor-licensed distributors, retailers, wholesalers, 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), grand children (including step grand children) and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside.

How to Enter – Three Ways:

  1. Instagram Photo Post:  Access the Instagram application on your compatible mobile device.  During the Entry Period, post a photo of how you are remaining ‘optimistic and awesome’ during these times by sharing a photo with a caption demonstrating your involvement in volunteering, home improvement projects, creative endeavors, or anything else that falls within this theme to your own public Instagram account with the hashtag #raisingourmugscontest. NOTE:  To enter the Contest in this method, you must be an active holder of a non-private Instagram account (holders of private account settings may not enter in this method).  If you do not have the Instagram application, you may download it through the application store on your mobile device. The Instagram application is free, and Instagram’s Terms of Use apply. For details, visit Submitted photos will appear on Instagram under the hashtag #raisingourmugscontest.  If you enter using a mobile device on a wireless service provider’s network (as opposed to a Wi-Fi network), your carrier’s text and data rates will apply. You should consult your wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. You agree to incur any and all charges demanded by your wireless carrier. All Instagram entries must be posted 11:59:59p ET on 9/29/2020 to be eligible. 


  1. Twitter Photo Post:  During the Entry Period, submit the photo via your own Twitter account, including a tweet of 140 characters or less from your mobile device or your computer using the hashtag #raisingourmugscontest. Photos should show how you are remaining ‘optimistic and awesome’ during these times by sharing a photo with a caption demonstrating your involvement in volunteering, home improvement projects, creative endeavors, or anything else that falls within this theme. If you wish to enter via Twitter and do not have a Twitter account, you may create one by visiting Twitter accounts are free, and Twitter’s Terms of Use apply. For details, visit You must be an active holder of a nonprivate Twitter account to be eligible to enter this Contest via Twitter (i.e., you must make sure your tweets are set to “public” and not “private”).  Submitted photos/tweets will appear on Twitter under the hashtag #raisingourmugscontest. If you enter using a mobile device on a wireless service provider’s network (as opposed to a Wi-Fi network), your carrier’s text and data rates will apply. You should consult your wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. You agree to incur any and all charges demanded by your wireless carrier. All Twitter entries must be posted 11:59:59p ET on 9/29/2020 to be eligible. 


  1. Online: Visit during the Entry Period, and fully complete the online registration form with all required information, including your complete name, address (including city, state, and zip), valid email address, birth date, phone number(s) (including area codes). Once you have registered, upload a photo showing how you are remaining ‘optimistic and awesome’ during these times,  and provide in three hundred (300) words a description of your involvement in volunteering, home improvement projects, creative endeavors, or anything else that falls within this theme to complete your entry.  All online entries must be submitted by 11:59:59p ET on 9/29/2020 to be eligible. 


By participating and submitting an entry, contestant agrees that Sponsor and its designated 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 future contests, promotions or offers.  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.


General Photo Submission Requirements:

Ø  Each photo must be submitted in a file format accepted by Instagram or Twitter (i.e. Instagram App, JPG, PNG, etc.);

Ø  Must be the entrant’s own original photo and not been previously entered into any Contest;

Ø  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 Qualifying Photo Requirements:  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry for any reason that it considers to not be appropriate for the Contest.  Restrictions include, but are not limited to, the following requirements, in that it must: 

·         not be, or ever have been, submitted in any competition or Contest of any kind;

·         not use any name, likeness, or any other identifying element, in whole or in part, of any person, living or dead, without permission;

·         not be subject to any third-party agreement or require payment or incurrence of any sums to obtain further permissions of any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the idea or rights therein or portions, or modified versions or derivative works thereof;

·         except as relates to the sponsoring brands or approved partners, not include trademarks, logos, or copyrighted material not owned by entrant or material that is used without permission (including but not limited to company names, photographs, works of art, or images published on any media) or that otherwise infringes or violates the rights of any third party (including but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, logos, contract and licensing rights, rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights (i.e., “droit morale”), or any other intellectual property rights);

·         not feature, refer to, or mention any companies or brands other than Sponsor or Sponsor’s brands;

·         not include any unauthorized plagiarism of any kind;

·         not contain nudity, inappropriate, indecent, sexually explicit, pornographic, or obscene content or images (which shall be determined by Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion);

·         not describe children or items especially appealing to children;

·         not contain any political or politically themed or motivated messages, statements, or images;

·         not promote excessive or underage drinking, drugs, tobacco or firearms;

·         not defame, slander, libel, misrepresent, or contain disparaging remarks or any other content that could adversely affect the name, reputation, or goodwill of Sponsor or any other individuals and/or entities affiliated or associated with Sponsor, the Contest, or any prizes, the determination of which shall remain in the sole discretion of Sponsor;

·         not depict or include images that may be considered unlawful, harmful, threatening, violent, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, religiously, ethnically or otherwise objectionable in any manner as solely determined by Sponsor.


Maximum of one entry per person regardless of entry method. Any 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 due to any technical error or failure, unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any required information, or the failure to capture any such information for any reason including programming or technical errors, or effects of hackers or failure of any electronic equipment, computer or cellular 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 Instagram or Twitter account, email address, name or mobile number 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 mobile numbers, 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.  All entries received become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. 


In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any person submitting Instagram or Twitter, the authorized account holder of the Instagram  or Twitter account used to register or post the photo used to enter the Contest will be deemed to be the registrant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules.  The “authorized Instagram account holder” or “authorized Twitter account holder” is the natural person who has been assigned the Instagram account or Twitter account used to post the photo.  Proof of being the authorized account holder may be required.


By registering to enter Contest, you affirm that you have read and accepted these Official Contest Rules.  All entrants agree to be bound by and abide by the official rules of the Contest.


Contest Judging Period:  An independent panel of judges (the “Judges”) as solely determined and appointed by the Sponsor shall review, select and designate ten (10) potential winners (each a “Potential Winner”).  Entrants shall be judged pursuant to the following general guidelines, requirements and criteria. Each of the following categories shall represent how a Potential Winner is determined:


·         33.33%:  Adherence/Appropriateness to Theme

·         33.33%:  Inspiration to Others

·         33.33%:  Overall Impression/Impact

Decisions of the Sponsor, Administrator and Judges in the determination of Potential Winners and all matters relating to this Contest are final and binding.  Potential Winners will be notified initially by posting to the entrant’s Instagram or Twitter account or by phone beginning on or about October 8, 2020. If the Administrator is unsuccessful in its attempt to reach and speak directly with a Potential Winner within 72-hours of the initial notification attempt, then that entrant may be disqualified and an alternate Potential Winner may be determined from the remaining Entries per the procedures outlined above. Note: phone messages will not be left during the Potential Winner notification process.


During the notification phone call to the Potential Winner, Potential Winner must confirm his/her eligibility, and indicate his/her willingness to accept the grand prize.  Potential Winner will then be sent official notification via email, and/or certified or overnight mail delivery. 


If any selected Potential Winner does not meet the eligibility requirements or elects to decline the prize, that Potential Winner will be disqualified and, an alternate Potential Winner will be selected based on the judging process outlined above. Any disqualified Potential Winner will not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation. Prize may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.


All of the following will apply to confirmed winners: 1) If requested by Sponsor or Administrator, Potential Winner will be required to complete and return, within five (5) days of date of receipt, an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (where permitted) signed by the Potential Winner; 2) Each Potential Winner may be required to present a copy of a valid social security card and a valid driver’s license as a condition of eligibility.  Winners 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, 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.  Limit of one (1) prize per winner and per household.


Grand Prize Award:  Confirmed winners shall be awarded the following: 

·         1-year supply of Community Coffee, awarded as winner’s choice of one (1) of any of the following three (3) options:

o    12 Ground 12oz bags of Community Coffee

o    12 Single Serve 24 count boxes of Community Coffee

o    12 Whole Bean 12oz bags of Community Coffee

·         $100 Visa Gift Card, subject to terms and conditions of Visa gift card policies


Total ARV of all available prizes: $2,100.00. Winners must take delivery of prize award as specified by Sponsor or Administrator.  Prizes do not include any other costs or expenses associated with prize redemption, delivery or use.  All federal, state and local taxes are the winner’s sole responsibility. 


All prizes are awarded as is, without any warranty, express or implied, by Sponsor.  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 of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion, if any advertised becomes unavailable.  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. 


All prizes requiring delivery (“Shipped Prize(s)”) will be shipped to each confirmed winner at the address listed on his/her signed prize acceptance documents.  All Shipped Prizes will be delivered by U.S. Postal Service or common carrier of Administrator’s choosing, and Shipped Prizes will be deemed delivered to the winner once a Shipped Prize is delivered by Administrator to the U.S. Postal Service or other common carrier of Administrator’s choosing.  Sponsor and Administrator will not be responsible or liable for a late, delayed, lost, stolen, undeliverable or damaged Shipped Prizes once delivered to the U.S. Postal Service or other common carrier, for any loss or damages relating to delivery, use, or misuse of a Shipped Prize, or for any entrant who incorrectly entered their actual address during the prize acceptance process.  Please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery of Shipped Prizes.


Additional Rules & Restrictions:  By participating, you agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules. In the event any declared winner 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 such winner has used the prize. False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible for any prize.


By participating, you 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 your 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 therefor. 


Released Parties shall not be liable to winners 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 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 any person’s ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to that person’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 Contest, the processing of entries, or in the announcement of the prizes or prize winners. 


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 Contest, 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 cause the Judges and the Administrator to determine Grand Prize Winner in a fair and equitable manner, if possible, from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received as of the time/date of such termination.


IN CASE OF DISPUTES:  By participating, you agree that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, 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 Contest, and in no event will entrant be entitled to received attorneys' fees or other legal costs; and (3) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and you 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 Contest, 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.


Official Rules & Winner List:  For a copy of these Official Rules, or the names of the Grand Prize Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 11/29/2020 to: Community Coffee ‘Raising Our Mugs’ Contest, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ  07095.  PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, official rules or winners list.


Administrator:  This Contest is administered by Million Dollar Media, LLC, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ  07095


Sponsor:  This Contest is sponsored by Community Coffee Company, L.L.C..


Instagram and Twitter are not a party to this Contest and have not offered or sponsored this Contest in any way; and shall have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with this Contest or any item(s) awarded.