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#WKBrands Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOUR PHOTO AND/OR TWEET MAY BE INCLUDED IN SPONSOR’S COMMERICAL MATERIAL, AS WELL AS AT SPONSOR’S WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS.

 

SPONSOR: WORLD KITCHEN, LLC 9525 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 300, Rosemont, IL 60018. The “WKBrands Sweepstakes” (“Sweepstakes”) is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant waives, discharges and releases Sponsor and its officers, directors, partners, members and agents, Twitter and Instagram from any and all liability associated with this Sweepstakes. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor and not to Twitter or Instagram.

 

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANTS MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE (1) OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ) AND WHO ARE THE AGE OF THE MAJORITY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION FROM WHICH THEY RESIDE ON THE DATE OF ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE. SWEEPSTAKES OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES  AND WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW. You may enter this Sweepstakes only as a natural person. Employees of Sponsor, Sponsor’s distributors, wholesalers and retailers, each of their respective affiliates, agents, officers, employees, subsidiaries, vendors, advertising and promotion fulfillment and/or judging agencies (collectively, the “Related Entities”), and the family members of each are not eligible to enter or win a prize in the Sweepstakes. For purposes of this paragraph, “family member” means a spouse, parent, sibling, child, son-in-law, daughter-in-law and all lineal descendants, including those by adoption. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal,  state, and local laws and regulations.

 

THREE (3) WAYS TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on March 9, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on March 22, 2014 (hereinafter, "Sweepstakes Period"). 1) VIA TWITTER.COM: To enter the Sweepstakes: (i) Have an active and non-protected Twitter account or sign up for a free Twitter account at www.twitter.com; and (ii) Create and post an original Photograph and Comment (“Tweet”) that includes at least one (1) product from any of the following brands: Corelle, Pyrex, Corningware, Snapware, Baker’s Secret or Chicago Cutlery  using the hashtag #WKBrands. Hashtag and appropriate photo required for entry.  You may Tweet as many times as you like during the Sweepstakes Period, but each Entrant is limited to one (1) Entry per person/twitter account per day and only the first entry received per day will be eligible. Comments may not exceed 140 characters. By submitting an Entry via Twitter.com, each entrant consents to receive from the Sponsor a reply Twitter message and, if applicable, a Twitter direct message, or e-mail notifying such entrant that he/she is a potential prize winner. Entries posted by a protected twitter account will not be recognized or be eligible to win. Entrants via Twitter.com will be required to have a public account in order to accept an eligible Entry hashtag; 2) VIA INSTAGRAM: To enter the Sweepstakes, (i) Have an active and non-private Instagram account or sign up for a free Instagram account at www.instagram.com; and (ii) Create and post an original Photograph that includes at least one (1) product from any of the following brands: Corelle, Pyrex, Corningware, Snapware, Baker’s Secret or Chicago Cutlery  using the hashtag #WKBrands. Hashtag and appropriate photo required for entry. You may post as many photographs as you like during the Sweepstakes Period, but each Entrant is limited to one (1) Entry per person/Instagram account per day and only the first entry received per day will be eligible. By submitting an Entry via Instagram.com, each entrant consents to receive from the Sponsor an Instagram comment to the Photo you submitted and, if applicable, an e-mail notifying such entrant that he/she is a potential prize winner. Entries posted by a private Instagram account will not be recognized or eligible to win. Entrants via Instagram will be required to have a public account in order to accept an eligible Entry hashtag; OR 3) VIA THE U.S. MAIL: To enter the Sweepstakes, hand print your complete name, complete mailing address including zip code and a telephone number including area code and one of the following brand names: Corelle, Pyrex, Corningware, Snapware, Baker’s Secret or Chicago Cutlery on a piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with sufficient postage to: WK Brands Sweepstakes, c/o World Kitchen, LLC, 9525 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 300, Rosemont, IL 60018. All Mail-In Entries must be postmarked by March 22, 2014 and received by March 31, 2014. Limit one (1) entry per envelope. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, delayed, illegible, mutilated, stolen, misdirected or postage-due mail. (1, 2 and 3 stated herein are individually referred to as “Entry” and collectively as “Entries”). For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a day is defined as between 12:00:00 AM ET and 11:59:59 PM ET. Photos may not (i) feature images of children unless Entrant is the parent or legal guardian of the child/children featured in the Photo; (ii) includes images of any other products that are competitive with brands stated herein; or (iii) branded logos which are not owned by the entrant. You will need to have internet access and a valid email address and/or a Twitter account or Instagram account in order to participate. No previously published Photos or award-winning Photos will qualify as an Entry. Limit one (1) Entry per person per day. Duplicate Entries or multiple Entries made by an entrant in excess of the number allowed will be disqualified. Entries may not contain, as determined by Sponsor’s sole discretion, any content that:

  • Is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; obscene or offensive;
  • promotes irresponsible or excessive consumption of alcohol; promotes illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons, or any particular political agenda or message;
  • Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
  • Contains trademarks, trade names or copyrighted materials owned by others;
  • Contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names (other than just first name), email or street addresses;
  • Communicates messages inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
  • Violates any law or infringes upon the rights of any other person or company.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to monitor Entries prior to posting them on Sponsor’s website or social media platforms, including but not limited to Twitter or Instagram. By entering, you acknowledge that your Entry may be posted at Sponsor’s website or social media platforms, including but not limited to Twitter or Instagram in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Entry you submit. The use of an Entry by Sponsor or any Related Entity does not have any effect on the judging process. Entries posted are the views/opinions of the individual entrant and do not reflect the views of Sponsor in any manner. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant grants Sponsor and the Related Entities a worldwide, irrevocable, exclusive, assignable, transferable, unqualified, unrestricted, royalty-free license and right to edit, modify, publish, use, reuse, distribute, display, copy and otherwise exploit the Entry or any part thereof (with or without the entrant’s name and city/state), and any materials based thereon or derived from, in any manner and in any media (whether now known or later developed), for any lawful purposes whatsoever (noncommercial or commercial), including, without limitation, for use in the commercial packaging and point-of-sale materials, or for promotion, marketing or advertising of Sponsor, or any Related Entity, each of their respective brands and/or products in any medium (whether now or hereafter known) throughout the world in perpetuity without further permission, notification, consideration, or payment to the entrant, except where prohibited by law. In addition, each entrant forever waives in favor of Sponsor all rights of “Droit Moral” or “Moral Rights of Authors” or any similar rights or principles of law that may preclude the use of the Entry (or any part thereof) as granted herein, or require entrant’s permission to use the Entry (or any part thereof) for the purposes stated herein. By submitting your Entry, you warrant and represent that your Entry is original and was created solely by you, that the Entry does not incorporate any material owned by any third party, and that use of the Entry as described herein will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights of any third party. If, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, the Entry violates any law or infringes upon the rights of any third party, is inaccurate, incomplete or irregular in any way, or otherwise does not comply with these Official Rules or is deemed inappropriate, the Sponsor may disqualify the Entry. Use of robotic, automatic, or macro devices is not valid for Entry. Any Entry that is submitted with the use of a robotic, automated or macro device will be void. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor upon submission and will not be acknowledged or returned and the Sponsor has the right to dispose of the Entries at Sponsor’s discretion. If you post updates to or receive updates from Twitter or Instagram via SMS from your wireless phone, your wireless-service provider may charge for each text message sent and received and Entrants will be solely responsible for any and all applicable charges. Please consult your wireless-service provider regarding its pricing plans. By submitting an Entry, entrant agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules, the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at<http://www.worldkitchen.com/customer_service/privacy_%26_terms/privacy-policy.html>, and all Twitter and Instagram Statement of Rights and Terms and Conditions.

 

SELECTION OF WINNERS/RANDOM DRAWING: Five (5) Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received. The random drawing will be conducted on or about April 2, 2014 by an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Limit one (1) Prize per household. Potential Prize Winners will be notified via Twitter message and, if applicable, a Twitter direct message, or an Instagram comment to the Photo submitted on or about April 3, 2014 and will be required to complete, sign and return a Prize Verification and (where permissible) Publicity Release Form within five (5) business days from attempted date of notification to claim prize;  or in the case of a winner notification delivered via U.S. Mail, within ten (10) days from the date the winner notification is sent by U.S Mail.

 

FIVE (5) PRIZES: Each prize consists of one (1) product from each of the following brands for a total of six (6) products as designated by Sponsor: Corelle, Pyrex, Corningware, Snapware, Baker’s Secret and Chicago Cutlery. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Prize: $100.00. The total ARV of all prizes: $500.00. All prize winners will be solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, as well as any and all expenses that may be associated with the acceptance and use of prizes. No substitution, assignment, redemption for cash (unless stated herein), or transfer of any prize is permitted. If an advertised prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control, a substitute prize of equal or greater value may be awarded in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The value of the prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determination of the approximate retail value thereof, and the actual fair market value, as ultimately determined by Sponsor, is final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event the stated approximate retail value of a prize is more than the actual fair market value of that prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. If a Prize Winner is (i) disqualified, (ii) the Prize Winner notification and/or prize is returned as undeliverable, (iii) a signed Prize Verification Form and Publicity Release is not received by Sponsor in a timely manner, (iv) a prize winner is ineligible, or (v) a prize winner declines his/her prize, that prize winner will be disqualified and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries received. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or emails made to entrants not by Sponsor, or for any change of entrant’s email, telephone or mailing address.

 

INTERNET: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated early, Sponsor reserves the right to select the Prize Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received at the time of termination and award the prizes at its sole discretion. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or Entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any Entry based on a Twitter account or an Instagram account, the Entry will be declared made by the Registered Account Holder of the Twitter account or Instagram account submitted at time of Entry. “Registered Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who originally registered to the Twitter account or Instagram account.

 

GENERAL: The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any time. to reject or disqualify any Entry that is deemed ineligible or for any reason that the Sponsor feels is necessary and/or appropriate, including without limitation, if that entrant has not complied with the Official Rules or has interfered, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, with the proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. By participating, each entrant agrees on his/her behalf, and on behalf of his/her respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Releasing Parties") to release, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor, the Related Entities, and any advertising and promotional agencies or entities involved in the administration or advertising of this Sweepstakes as well as the respective employees, officers, directors, members, shareholders, partners and agents of each ("Released Parties") from any and all actions, causes of actions, suits, or liability whatsoever for loss, harm, damage, injury, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, costs or expense whatsoever (including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death) which may occur in connection with (i) participation in the Sweepstakes, (ii) entrant’s conduct in creating his/her Entry, (iii) violation of these Official Rules, (iv) possession, acceptance, use or misuse of a prize or (v) Released Parties’ use of any rights granted herein, and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy or alleged breach of entrant’s representations and warranties herein. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (1) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible Entries, (2) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (3) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of an Entry or other materials; (4) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the participation in the Sweepstakes; (5) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes; or (6) any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes which corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor may disqualify any entrant if, in its sole discretion, it determines s/he is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the Sponsor, the judges or their respective representatives. If Sponsor at any time receives a complaint (including but not limited to a cease and desist letter, general letter of complaint etc.) alleging intellectual property infringement of the Entry, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Entry. The Sponsor shall not be responsible if the Sweepstakes or prize fulfillment cannot be implemented or does not take place for any reason including delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, strikes, governmental action, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism, including without limitation, or for any reason outside of the Sponsor’s control. By participating, entrants acknowledge that Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas without any restriction whatsoever, or further obligation to entrant.

 

WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain the names of the prize winners (available after April 15, 2014), or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to be received by May 31, 2014 to: #WKBrands Sweepstakes c/o World Kitchen, LLC, 9525 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 300, Rosemont, IL 60018. Please specify “Official Rules” or “Winners List” on the outer envelope.