Trivia Contest Rules
1. Overview/Contest Period
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID OUTSIDE THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“D.C.”) AND WHERE PROHIBITED. (SEE FURTHER ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS IN RULE 2, BELOW.)
BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE TO ABIDE BY AND BE BOUND BY THE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF THE SPONSOR, WHICH SHALL BE FINAL, BINDING AND NON-APPEALABLE IN ALL MATTERS RELATING TO THIS CONTEST.
The Bays New Weekly Trivia Contest (the “Contest”), sponsored by Bays Corporation (“Sponsor”), will begin at 12:00:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on January 10, 2014 and end at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on December 31, 2014 (the “Contest Period”). During the Contest Period, there will be separate weekly entry periods, each of which will begin on a Friday at 10:00:00 a.m. CT and end at 8:59:00 a.m. CT the following Friday (each a “Weekly Entry Period”). One (1) prize will be awarded for each Weekly Entry Period. (See Rules 3, 4 and 5, below, for complete entry and prize details.)
The Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are18 years of age or older (19 or older if a resident of AL or NE) at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, authorized agents, sales representatives, distributors, advertising and promotional agencies, and members of the immediate families (defined as including spouse, biological, adoptive and step- parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above are NOT eligible to participate in this Contest. Non-eligibility or non-compliance with any of these Official Rules will result in disqualification.
3. How to Enter
To enter the Contest, “Like” us on the Bays English Muffins Facebook page; click on the Toast to Trivia tab on the Bays English Muffins Facebook page; answer the trivia question and complete the official entry form. Along with your answer to the trivia question, you must provide your name and e-mail address. Only one entry allowed per person and e-mail address per Weekly Entry Period. Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt of entry by Sponsor or its agents. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) electronic transmissions or entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed, misdirected or not received by Sponsor or its agents for any reason; (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures or human error that may occur in the transmission, receipt or processing of entries, or for deletion, theft or destruction of, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (iii) failed or unavailable hardware, network, software or telephone transmissions; (iv) damage to entrants’ or any person’s computer or its contents that is occasioned by participating in this Contest or by downloading any information in connection with this Contest; (v) causes beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest; (vi) any entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these Official Rules; all such entries will be disqualified; (vii) incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by entrants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (viii) any typographical or other error in any printing or advertising relating to the Contest, in the administration or execution of the Contest, or in the announcement of the prize winners; or (ix) cheating or fraud by any participant. All incomplete or non-conforming entries will be disqualified.
If for any reason this Contest cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, or if this Contest is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate this Contest. If this Contest is terminated before the original end date, Sponsor will select the winner for the Weekly Entry Period then in progress by random drawing from among all eligible, correctly answered entries received during that Weekly Entry Period as of the termination time and date. Thereafter, no drawings will be conducted and no prizes will be awarded.
Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and prosecute any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process or who enters using any entry method that is not allowed under these Official Rules, including but not limited to automatic or robotic entry methods, or who enters via a third-party entry service. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR OTHERWISE CORRUPT OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY, PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
4. Drawings/Odds of Winning/Notification of Winners
Each Monday immediately following the close of the previous Weekly Entry Period, the Sponsor will select one (1) winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, correctly answered entries received during the previous Weekly Entry Period. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible, correctly-answered entries received during the applicable Weekly Entry Period. The winner for each Weekly Entry Period will be contacted by email within approximately one (1) week following the date of the drawing in which s/he was selected. Each potential winner may be required, as a condition of receiving the prize, to provide proof of his/her eligibility in any form Sponsor requests within a stated time period. Failure to comply, or the determination that a potential winner is ineligible, or a potential winner’s inability to accept the prize for any reason, or the failure of a potential winner to comply with these Official Rules, shall result in forfeiture of the prize and the awarding of the prize to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among the remaining eligible, correctly-answered entries in the applicable drawing pool.
5. Prizes/Consent to Publicity
Each verified winner will receive one (1) case of Bays English Muffins (12 six-count packages). Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize: $33.95. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value of prize will not be awarded. Total ARV of all available prizes through Contest end date: $1,765.40. All properly-claimed prizes will be awarded. Each prize consists only of the items described above. Prizes are non-transferable, and no substitution or cash redemption will be made except as provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize becomes unavailable. Income taxes on each prize are the responsibility of the winner. Each winner will receive his/her prize via United Parcel Service (UPS) within approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks after notification and verification of eligibility.
Each winner is ineligible to enter the Contest or win another prize for one (1) year after the date on which his/her winning entry was submitted.
Acceptance of the prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that the Sponsor may use the winner’s name, likeness and/or prize information without limitation or additional notice or compensation for promotional purposes in commerce and in all media worldwide, including but not limited to the internet and social media, except where prohibited by law.
6. Disputes/Venue/Governing Law
By accepting the prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents, including without limitation, its advertising and promotion agencies, and the officers, directors and employees of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all liability, loss or damage incurred in connection with the awarding, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of the prize. Each winner further acknowledges that the Released Parties, to the extent permitted by law, have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize or any portion thereof, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose.
BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE, TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THAT IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE PRIZE (IF AWARDED TO YOU). SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
By entering, you further agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Contest or the prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal, state or local court located in Cook County, Illinois; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including but not limited to costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Illinois.
In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
8. Winners List
Winners’ names and hometowns are available approximately one (1) week following their selection, and may be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope after January 1, 2014, to: “Toast to Trivia” Winners List, Bays Corporation, P.O. Box 1455, Chicago, IL 60690-1455.
The Contest is sponsored solely by Bays Corporation, P.O. Box 1455, Chicago, IL 60690-1455.