The Hot Dog Costume Contest (the “Sweepstakes”) is a random drawing promotion comprised of $312 in prizes.
2. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:
The Sweepstakes begins on October 9, 2017 and ends on October 31, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes.
Open to legal U.S residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Employees, agents, successors, and assignees of Smithfield Packaged Meats Sales Corp. and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies and promotional companies involved in the Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Promotional Entities”), as well as the family and household members of same (including spouses, parents, step-parents, grandparents, children, step-children, grandchildren), shall be ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and shall be ineligible for any prize covered herein. Entrants acknowledge that, Sponsor is not liable for reimbursement of any prizes otherwise payable to Sweepstakes contestants who are in violation of this provision.
4. HOW TO ENTER:
During the Sweepstakes Period, tag @OriginalNathans on Instagram or Facebook with a photo of themselves (either alone or in a group/family) dressed as a hot dog and tag the photo with the hashtags #NathansFamous and #HotDogHalloweenContest. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
LIMIT: MAXIMUM OF ONE (1) ENTRIES PER PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD DURING THE SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD
5. SELECTION OF WINNERS:
One winner will be selected randomly from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor or Sponsor’s promotional agent will conduct a random drawing (“Drawing”) on or about the business day after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received at the time of the Drawing. The potential prize winner will be notified via the method of entry (for example, direct message to their Instagram account if winning entry is an Instagram post). If a prize winner notification or a prize is returned as undeliverable, a potential prize winner is ineligible, a prize winner declines a prize, or a potential prize winner does not respond to Sponsor’s prize winner notification within forty-eight (48) hours after notification, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.
One (1) winner will receive free Nathan’s Famous hot dogs for a year, comprising fifty-two (52) free Nathan’s Famous coupons valued at $6 each. Coupon terms and conditions apply.
Total ARV: $312/prize
Limit: one (1) prize per person per household
No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. Prizes are not transferrable and may not be redeemed for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an offered prize becomes unavailable for any reason. All costs and expenses associated with the prize acceptance and use, not specifically provided herein, are the responsibility of the winner. Coupons are subject to the terms and conditions listed thereon (including expiration dates).
Entrants must have permission from all individuals that appear in a submitted photo to use their image in the submission and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, entrant must be able to provide evidence of such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor. By uploading a photo submission in connection with this Sweepstakes, entrant grants Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, public, create derivative works from, and display such photo submission, in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, in any media now known or later developed, for any purpose, including, without limitation, for promotional purposes, without further compensation to the entrant or any individuals that appear in the photo. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Promotional Entities and their agencies to use winner’s hometown, opinions, name, likeness and/or voice for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except as otherwise prohibited by law.
9. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants and prizewinners agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Promotional Entities, which are final in all respects and not subject to appeal. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, any related Abbreviated Rules or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, including, but not limited to: any entry form, point-of-sale material, or television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall govern. All federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations apply. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify permanently from this Sweepstakes any entrant it believes has violated these Official Rules and verify eligibility of entrants or require potential prizewinners to sign and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability. Neither Sponsor nor anyone acting on its behalf will enter into any communications with any entrant regarding this Sweepstakes, except as expressly set forth in these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. All Sweepstakes materials are subject to verification and are void if (i) not obtained in accordance with these Official Rules and through legitimate channels, (ii) any part is counterfeited, altered, defective, damaged, illegible, reproduced, tampered with, mutilated or irregular in any way, (iii) are obtained where prohibited, or (iv) they contain printing, typographical, mechanical, or other errors. Entrants assume all risk of loss, damage, destruction, delay or misdirection of Sweepstakes materials submitted to Sponsor. In the event any portion of this Sweepstakes is compromised by activities beyond the control of the Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes or this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants, Sponsor, or any other Promotional Entities. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and randomly draw from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date to award prizes. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. SPONSOR’S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS.
10. RELEASE OF LIABILITY/INDEMNIFICATION:
By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants and prize winners agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Promotional Entities, Nathan’s Famous, Inc., Facebook, Inc., and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claims made by any entrant, prize winner, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Sweepstakes as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from receipt, acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize or participation in any promotion related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the federal or state courts in the State of Illinois; (ii) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, excluding attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain an award for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All claims or disputes related to or involving these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes 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, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.
11. WINNERS’ LIST:
For the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Contest, 732 Middleton Way, Suite 200, Loveland, OH 45140.