THE RUIZ FOODS SIZZLIN’ SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Ruiz Foods Sizzlin’ Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (the “Promotion Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of CT, DE, ME, MA, MS, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VT, and WV, age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void outside the U.S., in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of Ruiz Food Products, Inc., (the "Sponsor"), US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”) and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter.
Method #1: Text Entry. To enter via text message, text the keyword “GreatLakes” to shortcode “467467” during the Promotion Period. The entrant will receive an automatic reply, via text message, confirming the message was received. Entrant must reply by text message to the confirmation message with his/her ZIP code and email address as instructed to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (the “Text Entry”). UP TO THREE (3) SENT AND THREE (3) RECEIVED TEXT MESSAGES WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE EACH ENTRY. MESSAGE & DATA RATES MAY APPLY. Reply END, STOP, QUIT, CANCEL or UNSUBSCRIBE to 467467 to stop receiving text messages or reply HELP to 467467 for help. Text Entry must be completed within 60 minutes of receipt of initial message or participant must restart the Text Entry process. A valid Text Entry will receive an automatic reply, via text message, confirming user has been entered into the Sweepstakes. All Text Entries must be received between Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 12:00:01 AM ET and Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM ET.
Important Notice for text message method of entry. Message and data rates may apply. Incomplete or inaccurate entries shall be deemed void. Entrant's wireless service provider may charge entrant for data usage, and entrant shall be responsible for any and all costs associated with this form of entry. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding their pricing plans. Entrant must be a wireless service subscriber with data usage and text messaging service, using a participating service provider in order to enter via this method. Not all wireless phone providers carry the necessary service to participate. Check your phone and service capabilities for specific mobile internet instructions.
Limit: One (1) entry per person per day regardless of method of entry. All methods of entry have an equal chance of winning. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS:
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize is available to be won of a $400 Circle K gift card and one (1) branded ice chest.
ARV of Grand Prize is $550.00.
First Prizes: Two (2) First Prizes will be available to be won. Each First Prize will include one (1) $300 Circle K gift card and one (1) branded back pack.
ARV of First Prize is $350.00 each.
Total ARV of all First Prizes is: $700.00.
Second Prizes: Five (5) Second Prizes will be available to be won. Each Second Prize will include one (1) $150 Circle K gift card and one (1) branded tumbler. ARV of Second Prize is $175.00 each.
Total ARV of all Second Prizes is: $875.00.
Third Prizes: Ten (10) Third Prizes will be available to be won. Each Third Prize will include one (1) $50 Circle K gift card and one (1) branded roll-up blanket. ARV of Third Prize is $70.00 each.
Total ARV of all Third Prizes is: $700.00.
Total ARV of all prizes available to be won: $2,825.00.
Limit: One (1) prize per person and per household.
Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
RANDOM DRAWING: The winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about Monday, November 11, 2019 from among all eligible entries received, which will take place at the offices of US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: If the entrant entered via method 1 (Text Entry), winners will be notified by email and required to provide a complete mailing address within 48 hours via return email. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.
If the entrant entered via method 2 (Online Entry), winners will be notified by email and requested to confirm the mailing address provided at the time of entry within 48 hours via return email. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.
Prizes will be sent within 4-6 weeks of winner being verified.
If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner's parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute and return the Releases on minor’s behalf, as applicable.
If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: All expenses related to the acceptance or use of the prize are the sole responsibility of prize winner.
Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.
Gift cards are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift card usage is subject to the issuing company’s complete terms and conditions, including expiration dates.
Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners acknowledge that the Official Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any).
Although subsequent attempts to enter on a given day may be received, only the first complete entry received from a particular entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate email address, will be disqualified.
Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, and release the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof, to Sponsor’s satisfaction, that such party is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw a method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes). 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, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes termination.
LEGAL WARNING:ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
GOVERNING LAW AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws.
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (D) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
DISPUTES: The parties hereto each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Released Parties shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Tulare County, California and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited. The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS. In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Tulare County, California. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Tulare County, California. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing). Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.
OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules visit www.mytornados.com/greatlakes or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by Monday, November 11, 2019, to: The Ruiz Foods Sizzlin’ (Great Lakes) Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
WINNER CONFIRMATION: : For a written confirmation of the winner (available after Monday, November 11, 2019), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than Monday, December 9, 2019), to: The Ruiz Foods Sizzlin’ (Great Lakes) Sweepstakes Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.
SPONSOR: Ruiz Food Products, Inc., 501 South Alta Avenue, Dinuba, CA 93618.
Void outside CT, DE, ME, MA, MS, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VT, WV, in Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.