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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE ENTRANT’S CHANCES OF WINNING.

Promotion Description: The #MADEBBQ Social Media Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on May 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT“) and ends on July 14, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. EDT (the “Promotion Period”). All persons participating in the Sweepstakes (each, an “Entrant”) unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by these rules (the “Official Rules”) and the decisions of DEFY Media, LLC (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of sweepstakes entries (“Entries”) and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Official Rules or the Sweepstakes.

Eligibility: Entrants must be legal residents of the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia) who are 18 years of age or older. Void in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor, The Clorox Company, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents and employees (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), as well as members of their immediate families and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, are ineligible to win the Sweepstakes or win a prize.

Online Entry: Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period by posting a photo of their best homemade barbeque dish on any of Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, which message must: (i) include both hashtags #MADEBBQ and #SWEEPSTAKES; and (ii) be timestamped as occurring during the Promotion Period. The message and photo posted will together be considered your entry (“Entry”). Entry requires being a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account holder. As of the start of the Promotion Period, there is no charge for a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account. If an Entrant is a first time user of Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, such Entrant will be prompted to complete the on-screen registration form. Registration is a one-time requirement. If you are a returning visitor, Entrant will be prompted to log-in using their personal credentials. Entries are limited to one (1) Entry per person and per day; all entries will be combined into a single Entry pool. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Multiple entries by means of software-generated or other automated processes will be disregarded. Detection of said automated Entry will lead to such entries being voided in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any internet and/or mobile access and/or usage charges incurred through entry are Entrant’s sole responsibility. Entries must not include content that:

  • is sexually explicit; is unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; is profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
  • promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing) promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message;
  • is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • appears to duplicate any entry submitted for any other sweepstakes;
  • defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
  • contains trademarks, logos, music or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others;
  • contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses;
  • contains copyrighted materials (i) owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission, or contains any materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without consent of usage; and/or (ii) that have been previously, sold, published or submitted in any other sweepstakes;
  • communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will with which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
  • violates any law or is otherwise inappropriate, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Winner Selection: The winner of the Sweepstakes (“Winner”) will be one (1) randomly selected Entrant from all eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period. The drawing will be done on or about July 15, 2017 by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified when selected and may be contacted by means of social media message on the applicable Entry platform. The Winner must accept a prize by providing Sponsor with all requested information at the time of Entry. Any Winner notification not responded to within forty-eight (48) hours or returned as undeliverable may (at Sponsor’s sole discretion) result in prize forfeiture, in which event an alternate Winner shall be selected from among the remaining eligible Entries. By entering this Sweepstakes, each Entrant gives their express permission to be contacted by the Sponsor by email, telephone, overnight delivery and/or mail for Sweepstakes purposes. Unless otherwise directed by Sponsor, the Winner shall be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, a release of liability, and a publicity and materials release (collectively, the “Prize Claim Documents”). If the Winner does not return completed Prize Claim Documents within five (5) days of receipt thereof (or a shorter time, if reasonably required by exigencies at Sponsor’s sole discretion), the Winner may be disqualified and an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entrants. No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the responsibility of each Winner. Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within the United States of America and the District of Colombia.

Prizes:

The value of each prize indicated below is an approximate retail value (“ARV”).

One (1) Grand Prize winners will each receive: 

  • One (1) #MADEBBQ Ultimate BBQ Prize Pack (ARV $2,000.00); and

TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: $2,000.00

Only one (1) Prize will be awarded. Prizes may not be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by Winner. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s final good faith determination and cannot be appealed by Winner; in no event will Sponsor award the difference (if any) between a prize’s stated ARV and actual value. Sponsor makes no, and expressly disclaims any, representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

General Conditions: Entrant expressly understands and agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded shall be resolved: (i) individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (ii) in a federal or state court located in the County of New York in the State of New York, which courts shall have sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction over Entrant in any matter pertaining to the Sweepstakes. Any and all claims, judgments, and awards to Entrant arising from the Sweepstakes shall in no event include attorneys’ fees and shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred by Entrant, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes. Under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO ENTRANT. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. If prize is forfeited, an additional drawing at random from eligible Entries may be made to determine a winner. Except where prohibited by law, submission of an Entry shall indicate that each Entrant grants permission (and will confirm such grant in writing) for the Promotion Entities, their advertising and promotional agencies, and those acting under their authority to use each Entry and the name(s), photograph(s), voice(s) and/or likeness(es) of such Entrant, including, but not limited to, as captured as part of the Entry, for advertising and/or publicity purposes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, without notice, review, approval, or additional compensation. In the event that any provision of these Official Rules is determined to be invalid, illegal, or otherwise unenforceable, all other provisions will remain in full force and effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

Release of Liability: By submitting an Entry, Entrant releases the Promotion Entities, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram from any and all liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by such Entrant against, any and all liability for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to property or persons (including death) resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from: (i) participation in this Sweepstakes; (ii) acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize from this Sweepstakes; or (iii) traveling to, preparing for, or participating in any Sweepstakes-related activity. The Promotion Entities expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property in connection with the prizes awarded.

Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue a social media message due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond Sponsor’s control, or otherwise, if applicable, as well as any delays, misdelivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. Sponsor is not responsible for mechanical, technical, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions, or failures of any kind, including but not limited to failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed transmission of entries, traffic congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, electrical outages, on telephone lines, on the Internet, at any website, or application or lost or unavailable network connections or natural disasters or acts of G-d or man, which may limit an Entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, and any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.

Privacy: Each Entrant acknowledges that if s/he is chosen as a winner, certain of such Entrant’s personally identifying information may be disclosed to third parties at least as required by law, including, without limitation, by inclusion on a winner’s list. All personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes may be shared by and between the Promotion Entities, and each of the Promotion Entities will use such information in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies. The privacy policy for Sponsor applicable to this Sweepstakes may be found at goo.gl/556dY2. In addition to these Official Rules, entrant agrees to be bound by the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy of the platform (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) used for Entry, all of which are incorporated as part of these Official Rules by reference. Sponsor has no control over the data practices and data collection of Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. NONE OF FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, OR TWITTER ARE a sponsor or participant in this Sweepstakes and make no endorsement, either express or implied, in connection with this Sweepstakes. FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND TWITTER, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE intellectual property are the property of THE APPLICABLE OWNER(S). All rights ARE EXPRESSLY reserved.

Conduct: Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any Entrant it finds: (i) to be tampering with the Entry process or the operations of the Sweepstakes; (ii) to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (iii) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY DELIBERATE ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MONEY DAMAGES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Winner’s List: To obtain a copy of any legally required winners list or a copy of these Official Rules, send the applicable request and a self-addressed, stamped, #10 envelope to The #MADEBBQ Sweepstakes c/o DEFY Media, LLC at 498 Seventh Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Such request must be received no later than December 31, 2017 for the name of the winner and, by the end of the promotion, for a copy of the rules. Vermont residents may omit return postage for Official Rules requests.

Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by DEFY Media, LLC, 566 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor New York, NY 10001.

Promotional Support: Promotional support provided by The Clorox Company.

Sweepstakes and all accompanying materials are ©2017 DEFY Media, LLC All rights reserved.

GENERAL ABBREVIATED LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

#MADEBBQ Social Media Sweepstakes

Online/Onscreen:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to US residents (inc. DC), 18+ at time of entry. Begins: 9:00AM EDT on 5/22/17. Ends on 6:00PM EDT on 7/14/17. Subject to Official Rules at [SWEEPSTAKES URL]. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: DEFY Media, LLC.

Twitter:

NoPurNec. US residents (inc. DC) 18+ years of age at Entry. Begins: 9AM EDT on 5/22/17. Ends 6PM EDT on 7/14/17. Rules: [SWEEPSTAKES URL]. Void where prohibited.