NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER, WIN OR CLAIM A PRIZE. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE AN ENTRANT’S CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. INTERNET ACCESS REQUIRED. MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY IF USING A MOBILE DEVICE TO PLAY.
The Gatorade “Sweat Big. Win Big.” Instant Win Game & Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is sponsored by The Gatorade Company (“Sponsor”), 433 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60607.
PROMOTION PERIOD: The Promotion begins on September 6, 2021 at 12:00:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on October 31, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM ET (“Promotion Period”) and consists of eight-hundred forty (840) Instant Win Prizes and one (1) Grand Prize as defined in Section 4. Administrator’s clock shall be the official clock of the Game. A “day” begins at 12:00 A.M. ET and ends at 11:59 P.M. ET during the Promotion Period, with the first “day” of the Promotion Period beginning at 12:00 P.M. ET and ending at 11:59 P.M. ET on 9/6/21.
ELIGIBILITY: This Promotion is open only to legal residents of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of universities belonging to the Big Ten Conference, Sponsor and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Promotion Entities”) and each of their immediate family members (e.g., spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses and the “steps” of each, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. All federal, state, and local laws apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions and interpretations, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. For purposes of the Promotion, an entrant’s residential address and e-mail address will be the physical address and e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. Entrants will not be allowed to change their physical address or e-mail address.
HOW TO PLAY THE INSTANT WIN GAME: Visit GatoradeBigTen.com and follow the prompts and instructions to register for or log-in to an account. Participants will be required to provide their First & Last Name, valid Email Address, Mailing Address (PO Boxes are not eligible), Zip Code and Date of Birth to register. Once a participant registers and/or logs in, they must hit the “ENTER” button on-screen to participate (“Instant Win Game Play”). They will receive an on-screen message letting them know if they have won an Instant Win Prize. If an Instant Winner, the participant will be asked to select a school for their Instant Win Prize. Once selected, the Instant Win Game Play will be complete.
Limit of one (1) Instant Win Game Play per person/household/email address per day.
HOW TO ENTER INTO THE GRAND PRIZE DRAWING: Each completed Instant Win Game Play will automatically give participant one (1) entry into the Grand Prize Drawing.
BONUS GRAND PRIZE ENTRY: To receive a Bonus Grand Prize Entry, follow the prompts at GatoradeBigTen.com to participate in the Big Ten Poll. The Big Ten Poll will prompt participant to answer Big Ten football themed questions. Their answers to the questions will have no impact on their chances to win. Once questions are completed, participant will receive one (1) Bonus Entry into the Grand Prize Drawing.
Limit of one (1) Grand Prize Bonus Entry per person/household/email address per week of the promotion. A “week” is defined as a seven (7) day period beginning at 12:00 A.M. ET on Monday and ending at 11:59 P.M. ET Sunday, with the first “week” of the Promotion Period beginning at 12:00 P.M. ET on 9/6/21 and ending at 11:59 P.M. ET on 9/12/21. Limit of eight (8) total Grand Prize Bonus Entries throughout the Promotion Period.
PRIZES / DRAWINGS / ODDS:
A. Instant Win Prizes: There are 1,335 Instant Win Prizes. There will be 1,335 random, pre-determined computer-generated winning times seeded over the course of the Promotion Period. If Participant’s Instant Win Entry, as described in Section 3, is the first one received on or just after one of those predetermined times, they will be eligible to win the Instant-Win Prize designated at that time. Odds of winning an Instant-Win Prize will depend on the time the Game Play is received and the total number prizes remaining in the Promotion Period. Instant Winners will be given a choice of available schools from which to win. There are limited quantities available for each school and choosing a specific school at the time of winning does not guarantee that school is available. If winner’s choice is unavailable, school will be chosen at Sponsor's sole discretion. Limit of two (2) Instant Win Prizes per account.
|Instant Win Prize||Number available||ARV|
|Gatorade / Big Ten School Backpack||288||$77.99|
|Gatorade/Big Ten School Towel||1,047||$7.50|
B. Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded, which consists of a Trip for two (2) to the 2021 Big Ten Football Championship. Trip includes roundtrip coach class airfare for two (2) from airport nearest winner’s residence to Indianapolis, IN, standard hotel accommodations for two (2) nights (single room, double occupancy), two (2) tickets to the 2021 Big Ten Football Championship, gift card to cover food costs, and Gatorade merchandise. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of Grand Prize $3,600.00. On or about 11/1/2021 one (1) potential Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected from among all eligible Grand Prize Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The drawing will be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Promotion.
All costs and expenses not specifically included herein are solely the winner’s responsibility. Actual value depends on city/day/time of departure and on destination city. If Grand Prize winner’s residence is less than 250 miles away from the destination, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to provide ground transportation to and from Indianapolis, IN in lieu of airfare; the difference in value will not be awarded. Grand Prize winner’s guest shall be required to complete a Liability/Publicity Release (where legal) prior to issuance of travel documents. Once travel documents are issued, neither travel arrangements nor guest may be changed without the express approval of Sponsor which may be withheld for any reason whatsoever. Grand Prize winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary and accept Grand Prize as stated, or prize will be forfeited. Travel must be completed on dates specified at time prize is awarded unless travel is delayed due to any pandemic, epidemic or other circumstances beyond Sponsor’s control, in which case Sponsor will inform winner of the modified deadline for travel. Travel and accommodations subject to change, and restrictions and black-out periods may apply.
NOTIFICATION: All potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Instant Win Prizes will be shipped to the address provided during registration within approximately eight (8) to ten (10) weeks following verification of eligibility and winning Game Play. Potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by phone or by email within three (3) days following the corresponding drawing. Grand Prize winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (except where prohibited) and any other requested documents within three (3) calendar days from the date of attempted notification or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner, at the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. If a potential winner is (i) disqualified, found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules; (ii) declines to accept a prize; (iii) does not reply to notification as stated above; or, (iv) does not return the documents within the stated time frame, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If, after a good-faith attempt, Sponsor is unable to award or deliver a prize, the prize may not be re-awarded. Upon verification of eligibility, prizes will be mailed to the winners at the physical addresses (P.O. Boxes are not permitted) provided at the time of entry. Grand Prize details will deliver within three (3) to four (4) weeks following verification of eligibility. Any portion of a prize not accepted by winner will be forfeited. Winners shall be solely responsible for payment of any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes for their prize won. Sponsor will issue an IRS Form 1099- MISC & W-9 for each winner of a prize with an ARV of $600 or more. Any difference between stated approximate value of prize and actual value of prize will not be awarded. All other costs and expenses not expressly set forth herein shall be solely each winner’s responsibility. Sponsor is not responsible for any undelivered e-mails, including without limitation, e-mails that are not received because of a winner’s privacy or spam filter settings which may divert any Promotion e-mail, including any winner notification e-mail, to a spam or junk folder. Prizes that are unclaimed, unredeemed, or returned as undeliverable will not be awarded. Prizes are non-transferable and no prize substitution, exchange or cash equivalent will be allowed, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in case of unavailability of the prize or force majeure, at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Promotion Entities shall not be held responsible for any delays in awarding the prize for any reason. Prizes will only be delivered to addresses in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree that the Promotion Entities and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, website providers and each their respective officers, directors, stockholders, employees, representatives, designees and agents (“Released Parties”) are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, postage due or undeliverable e-mail/text notifications or postal mail; (ii) any computer, telephone, satellite, cable, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability; (iii) garbled, corrupt or jumbled transmissions, service provider/network accessibility, availability or traffic congestion; (iv) any technical, mechanical, printing or typographical or other error; (v) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of registration information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information; (vi) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, technical error, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the Promotion; (vii) any injury or damage, whether personal or property, to entrants or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Promotion and/or accepting a prize; and (viii) entries that are late, forged, lost, misplaced, misdirected, tampered with, incomplete, deleted, damaged, garbled or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules. Further, the Promotion Entities are not responsible for any unanswered or undeliverable winner notifications.
By participating in the Promotion, each entrant agrees: (i) to be bound by these Official Rules, including entry requirements; (ii) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules; (iii) to waive all of their rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against any of the Released Parties in connection with the Promotion; and (iii) to forever and irrevocably agree to release and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, causes of action, proceedings, demands, fines, penalties, liability, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) that may arise in connection with: (a) the promotion, including, but not limited to, any promotion-related activity or element thereof, and the entrant’s entries, participation or inability to participate in the Promotion; (b) the violation of any third-party privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights; (c) acceptance, attendance at, receipt, travel related to, participation in, delivery of, possession, defects in, use, non-use, misuse, inability to use, loss, damage, destruction, negligence or willful misconduct in connection with the use of a prize (or any component thereof); (d) any change in the prizing (or any components thereof); (e) human error; (f) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Released Parties; (g) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof); or (h) the negligence or willful misconduct by entrant.
If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion and/or proceed with the promotion, including the selection of a winner in a manner it deems fair and reasonable, including the selection of a winner from among eligible entries received prior to such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension. In no event will more prizes be awarded than are stated in these Official Rules. In the event that, due to technical, typographical, mechanical, administrative, printing, production, computer or other errors, there are more winners than are stated in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor, such as by way of example and not by way of limitation, in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment, and Sponsor shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Promotion. Sponsor may modify and amend these Official Rules as they appear online from time to time during the Promotion for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Promotion.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS PROMOTION, INCLUDING THE PRIZES, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
DISPUTES: THIS PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE RESOLVED IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JAMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN ILLINOIS. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF. ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ANY ENTRANT AND/OR PROMOTION ENTITIES AND/OR ANY OTHER PARTY SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION. ANY DEMAND FOR ARBITRATION MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE END OF THE PROMOTION PERIOD, OR THE CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE FOREVER BARRED.
PUBLICITY RIGHTS: By participating in this Promotion, each entrant agrees to allow the Sponsor and Sponsor’s designee the perpetual right to use their name, address (city and state), biographical information, likeness, picture and other information and content provided in connection with the Promotion for promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes in all media worldwide including, but not limited to, on television and the Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
GENERAL: Any attempted form of participation in this Promotion other than as described herein is void. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to disqualify any entrant found or suspected, in their sole and absolute discretion, to be tampering with the operation of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike manner or with the intent to disrupt the normal operation of this Promotion. Any attempted form of participation in this Promotion other than as in these Official Rules is void. If it is discovered that a person has registered or attempted to register more than once using multiple phone numbers, e-mail addresses, residential addresses, multiple identities, IP addresses, use of proxy servers, or like methods, all of that person’s entries will be declared null and void and that person will not be awarded any prize that he/she might have been entitled to receive. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, third party or like methods to participate in the Promotion will void any attempted participation effected by such methods and the disqualification of the individual utilizing the same. Entrants and/or potential winners may be required to provide proof of identification and eligibility as required by Sponsor or Administrator In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted on the registration form associated with such entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. 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. If any provision of these Official Rules or any word, phrase, clause, sentence, or other portion thereof should be held unenforceable or invalid for any reason, then that provision or portion thereof shall be modified or deleted in such manner as to render the remaining provisions of these Official Rules valid and enforceable. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the prize documents will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. No entrant shall have the right to modify or amend these Official Rules. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision and such provision shall remain in full force and effect. In the event of any conflict with any promotion details contained in these Official Rules and Promotion details contained in any promotional materials (including but not limited to point of sale, television and print advertising, promotional packaging and other promotional media), the details of the Promotion as set forth in these Official Rules shall prevail.
WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, interested individuals should mail a self-addressed stamped business envelope to: Winners List, “Gatorade Sweat Big. Win Big.”, PO Box 940340, Maitland, FL 32794-0340. Winner List requests must be received no later than December 1, 2021.
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