“The Goslings #GoslingsBostonFoodJournalHappyHour Giveaway” (the “Sweepstakes”) Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
DATES OF SWEEPSTAKES:
The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00pm ET on Tuesday, 11/9 , and closes at 11:59am ET on Thursday, 11/11 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). For purposes of these Official Rules, all times will be given in Eastern Time (“ET”).
The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). Retailers, wholesalers, and importers of alcoholic beverages (including their family members, agents, and employees), as well as any other licensees of alcoholic beverages (including their family members, agents, and employees) are not eligible to enter or win this Sweepstakes. Officers, directors, managers, and employees of Gosling-Castle Partners (the “Sponsor”), and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies, dealers, advertising, and promotion agencies, consultants and agents, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such person and any others engaged in the development, production, execution, or distribution of this Sweepstakes, are not eligible to participate. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Sweepstakes is void anywhere outside of the US, and where prohibited by law. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Persons who have previously won a contest, sweepstakes, or promotion of any kind sponsored or otherwise associated with Sponsor within the thirty (30) calendar days immediately preceding the start of this Sweepstakes are ineligible to participate or win a Prize (as defined below).
During the Sweepstakes Period, follow @GoslingsRum and @bostonfoodjournal on Instagram, and tag the Instagram handles of two friends (21+ only) with #GoslingsBostonFoodJournalHappyHour in the Comments of the originating Instagram post for a chance to win.
There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person for the entire Sweepstakes Period. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.
On or about November 11, 2021 one (1) potential Grand prize winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted from among all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning the Grand Prize (defined below) are dependent upon the total number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Subject to verification with these Official Rules, the potential grand prize winner will be hereafter referred to as the “Grand Prize Winner” or “Prize Winner”). The random drawing will be conducted under the supervision of a Sponsor representative whose decision is based upon his sole discretion and his interpretation of these Official Rules and are final and binding in all respects.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive, via mail or courier, a prize pack containing the following items:
1. 1 (one) gift card to Mariel ($150)
2. 1 (one) gift card to Bar Mezzana ($150)
3. 1 (one) gift card to Ocean Prime ($150)
4. 1 (one) gift card to Committee ($150)
Total Approximate Retail Value: $600.00
Any expenses related to the Grand Prize including without limitation, any federal, state, or local taxes, fees, gratuities, and personal expenses, are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize consists of only the items specifically listed as the Grand Prize. No alcoholic beverages are included as any part of the prize. Depictions of any part of the Grand Prize package in any advertising or promotional materials may not reflect the actual prize awarded to the Grand Prize Winner.
The value of the Grand Prize may be taxable as income and Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any taxes, including but not limited to all applicable federal, state, and local taxes that become due with respect to the value of the Grand Prize. All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein as part of the Grand Prize, are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner.
Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. The Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. No substitution or cash redemption of Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize with a prize of comparable or greater value if Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Prize is not transferable prior to awarding. Grand Prize Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes arising from receipt, possession, acceptance or use of the Prize if applicable. No more than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded. Name of Prize manufacturers/trademark owners are used solely for the purposes of identification of the Prize. No endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or approval of Prize manufacturers/trademark owners is intended or implied by such use.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified via email by a Sponsor representative on or about November 11, 2021 after the potential winner is selected (the “Notification”). In order to receive his/her Grand Prize, potential winner must respond to the Notification within the date and time indicated within the Notification. In the event that the potential winner does not respond within the date and time indicated within the Notification, a second Notification will be sent to the potential winner, giving the potential winner an additional time frame (to be indicated in the second Notification) to respond. In addition to the information above, potential winner will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability/publicity release (the “Release”) and IRS Form W-9 as defined in order to claim his/her Grand Prize (the “Required Documents”). The value of the Prize may be taxable as income and Prize Winner is solely responsible for any taxes on the Prize, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state, and local taxes that become due with respect to the value of the Prize. Grand Prize Winner must report income to the IRS. In the event it is deemed during the verification process that the potential winner does not have a unique, personal and valid social security number for Sponsor to report the tax liability associated with acceptance of the Prize, such potential winner will be disqualified and another potential winner selected as outlined above. Valid social security numbers will be determined by IRS requirements. The Sponsor (or a party acting on its behalf) must report the value of the Prize to the IRS in the year the Prize is received by the Prize Winner and will be reported to the Prize Winner and the IRS in the form of a Form 1099. In the event that: (a) the potential winner fails to respond to the second Notification; (b) a potential winner fails to supply the Required Documents (defined below); (c) any Notification is returned as undeliverable; and/or (d) it is determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that a potential winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random from among all remaining non-winning eligible Entries received either during the Sweepstakes Period and notified as outlined above.
Except where prohibited by law, Prize Winner’s consent (and agree to sign any additional documents required by Sponsor to formalize, effect or perfect such consent) to Sponsor’s use of his/her name, likeness (photograph and/or video), biographical information, and voices in advertising/publicity/trade without compensation, notice or approval; and, Prize Winner’s disclaim any ownership rights of such advertising/publicity/trade material (TN residents are not required to sign a publicity release as a condition of winning a prize).
Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and conduct the Sweepstakes in a manner which in its sole discretion is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or reject any incomplete, inaccurate or false Entry. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPONSOR’S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS.
By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its respective officers, directors, managers, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, members, shareholders, insurers, servants, divisions, predecessors, successors, representatives, dealers, distributors, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, including the Independent Administrator, consultants and legal advisors (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, redemption or use of any Prize.
COMPLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT ENTITIES:
The Sponsor its affiliates, and parent as well as all prize venues or providers and/or related entities shall have the right to comply with any and all orders, recommendations, or directions whatsoever given by any government entity or by persons purporting to act with such authority, and such compliance shall not be deemed a breach of any agreement entitling the winner to assert any claim for liability, compensation or refund.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (ii) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of Entries; (iii) any injury, damage or loss (including death) to persons or property of any kind, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt, use or misuse of any Prize; (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (v) stolen, lost, late, misdirected, corrupted, incomplete, or indecipherable Entries; or (vi) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, mobile device, cable, network, hardware or software.
Entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or the Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, an Entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York.
Information collected from Entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policies, located at https://www.goslingsrum.com/privacy-policy-2/
WINNER’S LIST/RULES REQUEST:
For the name of the Prize Winner, or a copy of these Official Rules, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received no later than December 1, 2021 to “The Goslings #BostonFoodJounralHappyHour Giveaway” (please specify “Winners List” or “Rules Request”), Gosling-Castle Partners, 1 Blue Hill Plaza, Lobby Level 1509, Suite 28, Pearl River, NY 10965. A copy of these Official Rules may be obtained at https://www.goslingsrum.com/boston-food-journal-happy-hour-giveaway-official-rules/
any time during the Sweepstakes Period.
Gosling-Castle Partners, 1 Blue Hill Plaza, Lobby Level 1509, Suite 28, Pearl River, NY 10965
This Sweepstakes shall not be published without permission of the Sponsor.