Dinner’s On Us Official Rules

2017 AUSTIN FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL DINNER’S ON US OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES

*Updated 3/3/17

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OFFERED ONLY TO LEGAL U.S RESIDENTS, AGE 21 YEARS OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. INTERNET ACCESS REQUIRED.

*This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram and Twitter. Participant understands that by entering participant is providing information to Sponsor, and not Instagram and Twitter.

Hot Fire, LLC (the “Sponsor”) is sponsoring the Getaway Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) in conjunction with the 2017 Austin Food + Wine Festival (the “Festival”) scheduled to be held on April 28-30, 2017 in Austin, TX (the “Venue”).

Participation in the Sweepstakes is subject to the following official Sweepstakes rules (the “Rules”):

SWEEPSTAKES DATES:
This Sweepstakes begins on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM CT and ends on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM CT (the “Entry Period”). No entries will be eligible to be considered for the Sweepstakes after the Entry Period has ended.

ELIGIBILITY:
No purchase or other consideration is necessary to enter or win. To enter, the participant must be a legal U.S. resident living in the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and Washington DC at the time of entry. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, Guam and in all other territories where restricted or prohibited by law. Participant must also be 21 years of age or older.
Questions about eligibility will be determined by documentary evidence (either a valid driver’s license, state ID card, or U.S. passport). No more than one entry per participant will be accepted regardless of the number of entries submitted. No employee or immediate family member of Sponsor is eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. All applicable federal, state, and local rules apply. Participants are required to provide truthful information to Sponsor and Sponsor may use discretion to disqualify and/or remove participants if it is believed a participant is acting fraudulently. Any automated receipt confirming delivery does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an entry by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. Limit one (1) entry per participant during the Entry Period. Other restrictions may apply.

HOW TO ENTER:
Participants may submit an entry using ONE of the following methods: • (1) Post a photo of food and share it with your friends on ONE of the following social media platforms: Twitter or Instagram (the “Social Media Platform(s)”) with the hashtags #AFWFest #DinnerAustin #DinnerHouston #DinnerDallas #DinnerSanAntonio.; OR • (2) Enter by sending an email to info@austinfoodandwinefestival.com with the subject line “Dinner’s On Us Entry” and provide your full name and email address in the body of the email.

Entry by providing an email address and name is solely for the purpose of entering the Sweepstakes and for winner notification. Participant’s email will not be added to any mailing list unless participant has affirmatively agreed to be added by checking the box to have Participant’s email address added to any such mailing list. To enter via one of the Social Media Platforms, a participant must be a registered user of Twitter or Instagram. If a participant is not a registered user of the Social Media Platform chosen by the participant as the method of entry, the participant must visit the Social Media Platform’s website to register. Registration for and use of any a Social Media Platform is subject to its terms and conditions and Sponsor has no responsibility with respect to such registration or use. Participant acknowledges that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter or Instagram. If a participant chooses to enter using participant’s mobile device, standard mobile and/or data fees may apply. Participants should consult their wireless service provider’s for details. By entering via mobile device such Participant agrees to incur any and all charges demanded by participant’s wireless service provider and may be subject to the terms and conditions of the participant’s respective wireless service provider. Participant should also check the device’s features for capabilities and check the device manual for specific use instructions. 

PRIZE:
There will be Four (4) total lucky prize winners with each winner to receive One (1) of the following (collectively referred to as the “Prize”):

1. “Austin Prize” One (1) winner will receive a $100.00 gift card to Geraldine’s restaurant located at 605 Davis St in Austin, Texas (approximate retail value $100.00)
2. “Dallas Prize” One (1) winner will receive a $100.00 gift card to CBD Provisions restaurant located at 1530 Main Street in Dallas, Texas (approximate retail value $100.00)
3. “Houston Prize” One (1) winner will receive a $100.00 gift card to State of Grace restaurant located at 3258 Westheimer Rd in Houston, Texas (approximate retail value $100.00)
4. “San Antonio Prize” One (1) winner will receive a $100.00 gift card to Shuck Shack restaurant located at 520 E Grayson St in San Antonio, Texas (approximate retail value $100.00)
Total collective Approximate Retail Value of all Prizes awarded: $400.00

Each gift card is valid only the dates stated on such card as provided by the restaurant. All other taxes, fees, and surcharges on the Prize and all transportation, meals, gratuities, spending money, and all other expenses not specified in these Rules are solely the responsibility of the Prize winner. No cash equivalent is available, and each Prize is non-transferrable. A Prize winner must redeem the Prize prior to the expiration date stated on the gift card or forfeit all rights to the Prize. No substitution or transfer of Prize is permitted except as provided in these Rules. No more than the total number of Prize(s) specified in these Rules will be awarded. The total number of Prize[s] awarded is 4: (1 Austin Prize, 1 Dallas Prize, 1 Houston Prize, and 1 San Antonio Prize). Each prize will be mailed directly to the winner. Flight, hotel, transportation arrangements, and all other expenses not expressly specified in these Rules are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner.

WINNER SELECTION, NOTIFICATION, AND VERIFICATION
The Prize winners will be chosen at random at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes. Each eligible Prize winner will be notified no later than March 21, 2017 at 11:59 PM CT via the Social Media Platform used for entry or the email address provided for entry.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a participant, the authorized account holder of the email address or the account holder of the Social Media Platform provided to enter will be deemed to be the participant. Sponsor may request any potential Prize winner to provide proof that such person is the winner. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant or Prize winner and may refuse to award any Prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Sweepstakes, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means. Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions of these Rules and fulfilling all requirements stated in these Rules. Each potential Prize Winner must respond to Sponsor’s notification and accept the Prize no later than Forty-Eight (48) hours after notification or forfeit all rights to the Prize. In the event a potential Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the corresponding Prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible Sweepstakes entries. Any alternate Prize winner is subject to all requirements set forth in these Rules. Only one (1) alternate Prize winner will be selected, after which the Prize will remain un-awarded.

ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of being selected as a Prize winner depends on the total number of eligible entries received. The Prize winner will be chosen by random selection at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes period on the Sponsor’s discretion. Each eligible entry will have an equal chance of winning. Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of a potential winner are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

PRIZE CONDITIONS
THE PRIZE IS AWARDED AS IS. PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE SPONSOR HAS NOT MADE, NOR IS IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR, ANY WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR GUARANTEES. SPONSOR DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, WHETHER NOW OR HEREAFTER ENACTED CONCERNING ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AS MAY BE SEPARATELY PROVIDED TO PARTICIPANT BY LAW. Each Prize winner and accompanied guest is solely responsible for their own conduct and agrees to comply with all applicable laws and regulations pertaining to use and enjoyment of the Prize, including, but not limited to, consumption of alcoholic beverages. The Prize winner and his/her guest must abide by all policies of the respective restaurant and each restaurant reserves the right to revoke full or partial Prize from the winner or winner’s guest who restaurant determines may, in its sole discretion, be intoxicated, be a safety risk, or violates any violates any applicable law.
A lost or stolen Prize will not be replaced. An unclaimed and/or unused Prize element will remain the property of Sponsor and/or the respective restaurant. Resale of any element of the Prize is prohibited. ACCEPTANCE OF AND/OR USE OF THE PRIZE CONSTITUTES EACH PRIZE WINNER’S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT THE FULFILMENT OF THE OBLIGATIONS RELATED TO THE PRIZE BECOMES THE FULL AND EXCLUSIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE EACH RESPECTIVE RESTAURANT.

PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS
By participating, each participant agrees: (a) to these Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all respects as related to the Sweepstakes; (b) the participant is at least 21 years or older; (c) the participant has not engaged in any fraudulent activity in participating in the Sweepstakes; (d) the Prize winner will be responsible for any taxes assessed on their winnings by any federal, state, local, or governmental agency; and (e) to execute and/or submit any necessary and applicable documentation in connection with the Prize. Sponsor will notify the Internal Revenue Service of all winnings to the extent required by law.
The Prize winner must provide Sponsor with a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any Prize will be awarded. A Form 1099 will be provided to the Prize winner by the Sponsor for any Prize with a value that exceeds $600.00. A completed and signed form 1099 (when applicable) must be received by the Sponsor within the time specified by Sponsor in order to claim the Prize. A potential Prize winner and Prize winner’s guest may be required to sign and return an Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (“Release”) (except where prohibited) and it is the Prize Winner’s responsibility to ensure compliance with this requirement. If a potential Prize winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and timely return a required form 1099 and/or required Release, declines the Prize, or notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits the Prize. PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT THESE RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MODIFICATION BY SPONSOR AT ANY TIME.

INDEMNITY AND RELEASE
Participation in the SWEEPSTAKES and/or acceptance of the Prize constitutes participant’s and/or winner’s agreement to release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor, Twitter, llc, instagram, llc and each of their respective officers, directors, members, mangers, agents, affiliated entities, and employees (collectively the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, or liability arising directly or indirectly from the Prize and participation in the SWEEPSTAKES, including, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, which may occur in connection with the participation in the sweepstakes, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the Prize. Sponsor is not liable for any entries that are either misdirected or incomplete, is not liable for any losses due to electronic or computer malfunction, and is not responsible for any injuries or losses (1) occurring during or caused by participation in the sweepstakes, or (2) caused by any Prize awarded.

PUBLICITY
EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES PARTICIPANT’S CONSENT TO SPONSOR’S AND SPONSOR RELEASED PARTIES’ USE OF WINNER’S NAME, CREATIVE WORD, LIKENESS, PHOTOGRAPH, VOICE, OPINIONS AND/OR HOMETOWN AND STATE FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES IN ANY MEDIA, THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE, WITHOUT FURTHER PAYMENT OR CONSIDERATION TO THE PARTICIPANT.

ERRORS AND UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITY
Sponsor is not responsible: (1) for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by participants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) for technical and/or communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind; (3) for unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Sweepstakes; and/or (4) for technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion thereof should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration or security of the Sweepstakes. Internet entry must be made by the participant only at the authorized website indicated in these Rules at https://www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com/dinners-on-us-official-rules/. Entries may not be made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other Internet website or e-mail address. Any Prize winner who enters by any means other than the method described in these Rules will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time if Sponsor determines that the participant has not complied with these Rules.

DISPUTES
Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Sweepstakes, each participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action (collectively “Claims”) arising out of the Sweepstakes or any Prize(s) will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any Claims will be resolved exclusively by the federal courts located in Travis County, Texas; (3) any and all judgments and awards related to the Claims will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred and in no event will such costs include attorneys’ fees; and (4) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or other damages (including lost profits) (collectively “Special Damages”) will be awarded. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Each participant waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. All Claims, issues, and questions related to the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Rules, or the right and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regards to conflict of laws.

DATA PRIVACY
Personal information collected by Sponsor from participants during the Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy available at https://www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com/privacy/ and except as otherwise provide in these Rules, is treated in accordance with the terms of that policy. Participant’s election to post and provide information to one of the Social Media Platforms or any other social media platform not defined in these Rules is at participant’s own risk and information provided to those third parties by participant is subject to the privacy policies of such third parties. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY A PARTICIPANT WILL ONLY BE USED TO VERIFY THE PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES AND TO CONTACT THE SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS. SPONSOR HAS NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO PARTICIPANT’S SHARING OF INFORMATION WITH ANY THIRD PARTIES AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

WINNER LIST
Any Sweepstakes participant may submit a written request to see the name and hometown of the Prize winner to info@austinfoodandwinefestival.com

SWEEPSTAKES VOID WHERE RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW.