PITA PIT CANADA’S SRIRACHA SAUCE CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES (“Official Rules”)
1. Contest Period
The Pita Pit Canada’s Sriracha Sauce Contest (“Contest”) is open from 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 18, 2017, and closes on October 15, 2017, at 12:00:01 p.m. ET (the “Contest Period”). By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules. Entrants further agree to abide by and be bound by all decisions of Pita Pit Limited (the “Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding, without right of appeal, in all matters relating to this Contest and the awarding of the prize(s), including without limitation eligibility and/or disqualification of entries.
By entering the Contest, entrants acknowledge and agree that Tabasco’s role is strictly that of “Prize Supplier” and that the Sponsor is fully responsible for the conduct and administration of the Contest, including the selection of winners and the distribution of prizes.
The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Excluded from eligibility are the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of Sponsor, Sponsor franchisees, Prize Supplier, any Contest judges, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and members of the immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children and spouses, regardless of where they live) or households (whether or not related) of such officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives.
3. How to Enter
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Internet access required. To receive one (1) entry, during the Contest Period, visit https://staging.pitapit.ca/tabasco-sriracha/ (“Contest Website”), complete the entry form online and caption the photo on the Contest Website. Your caption must be an original composition created specifically for this Contest. Each caption may not contain any content that is offensive, obscene, or infringes the rights of any third party, or that promotes hate or violence, or otherwise offends standards of decency or that is inconsistent with the corporate image of the Sponsor, as determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Limit: One (1) entry per person.
There are five hundred and one (501) prizes available to be won:
Secondary Prize: There are five hundred (500) secondary prizes available to be won, each consisting of one (1) bottle of Tabasco® Sriracha sauce (approx. retail value (“ARV”): $7.99 CDN).
Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be substituted, transferred or redeemed for cash or otherwise, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of greater or equivalent monetary value if Secondary Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes.
Grand Prize: There is one (1) grand prize available to be won consisting of: one (1) trip for two (2) to Avery Island and New Orleans, Louisiana and includes:
• round trip economy airfare for two (2) to New Orleans, Louisiana
• three (3) night accommodation for two in hotel of Sponsor’s choice
• VIP tour of Avery Island
• Car service for travel between New Orleans and Avery Island
• Airport transfers in New Orleans, Louisiana
• $500 food and beverage allowance
ARV of the Grand Prize is $3500 CDN (based on sample Toronto departure). Actual retail value may vary depending on the departure date and city. Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be substituted, transferred or redeemed for cash or otherwise, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of greater or equivalent monetary value if Grand Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes.
Additional Grand Prize conditions: Travel must be taken before April 30, 2018 and will be accepted based on space availability. Travel cannot be taken during American Thanksgiving (November 24, 2017), Christmas (December 24- 26, 2017), New Year’s (December 31, 2017 to January 1, 2018), Mardi Gras (February 11-17, 2018) and Easter (March 29- April 2, 2018).
The winner and his/her travel guests must have the right to enter the destination. A minimum of one (1) person, either the Grand Prize winner or the travel guest, must hold a valid credit card to cover any incidentals or any other requirements that may be required at the hotel. Sponsor will not be responsible if weather conditions, cancellations, or other factors beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control prevent the prize or part of the prize from being fulfilled, and winner will not be entitled to compensation in lieu thereof. All other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to telephone or fax, gratuities, optional tours, taxes and fees, insurance, medical travel documents, personal expenses, and any other costs not specifically stated herein as being included, are the sole responsibility of the winner and his/her guest. The Grand Prize winner shall not be entitled to receive, in cash, certificate or otherwise, the balance of any amount representing the difference of the prize retail value and actual cost. Winner’s guest will be required to sign and return a Release (as defined below). If guest is below the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence, the winner must be the parent or legal guardian of such guest, and travel at all times with the guest.
5. Winner Selection
On October 18, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. ET a random draw will be held for the purposes of selecting five hundred (500) potential Secondary Prize winners and one (1) potential Grand Prize winner from among all the eligible entries received during the Contest Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
6. Selected Entrant Verification and Prize Claim Conditions
Selected entrants will be notified at the email address provided at time of entry. Before being declared a winner, the selected entrant must: (i) respond to the notification within five (5) business days of first attempt by Sponsor; (ii) correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by email; (iii) sign and return to Sponsor, within five (5) business days of it being sent by Sponsor, a written declaration and release form, releasing the Promotion Entities from any liability in connection with this Contest or the use, misuse, awarding or possession of any prize (the “Release”); and, (iv) otherwise comply with these Official Rules.
Return of any prize or winner notification as undeliverable, inability to reach selected entrant or failure of selected entrant to respond to notification within five (5) business days of first attempt by Sponsor or Sponsor’s agent, failure to provide proof of eligibility (if requested), release documents, or other required documentation in a timely manner, failure to correctly answer the skill-testing question, or other non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, forfeiture of the prize and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, selection of an alternate eligible entrant for the forfeited prize in accordance with these Official Rules, who will be subject to disqualification in the same manner.
7. Right to Void / Terminate / Suspend / Modify
Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or modify this Contest, in whole or in part, at any time and without notice or obligation if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, any factor interferes with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Rules. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Contest, or any part thereof, is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, programming errors, or technical failures, which, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and: (a) terminate the Contest, or any portion thereof; (b) modify or suspend the Contest, or any portion thereof, to address the impairment and then resume the Contest, or relevant portion, in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (c) award the prizes from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment in accordance with the winner selection criteria discussed above.
Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process, the operation of the Contest, violates the Official Rules, or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
8. Limitation of Liability and Releases
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT THE PROMOTION ENTITIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM THE CONTEST, INCLUDING THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF THE PRIZES. FURTHER, BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT PROMOTION ENTITIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM: A) ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, OR B) ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.
Without limiting the foregoing, the Promotion Entities, and any of Sponsor’s other suppliers or contractors, shall not be responsible for: (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information that is caused by entrants, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Contest; (b) lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, service provider, on-line systems, telephone networks or telephone lines, or any other connections; (c) the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (d) any problems with, or malfunctions or failures of, telephone networks or lines, computers or computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs; (e) late, lost, misdirected, garbled transmissions or miscommunications; (f) failure of any e-mail to be received by or from the Contest judges or Sponsor for any reason, including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof or technical incompatibility; (g) damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware) occasioned by participation or downloading of materials related to this Contest; (h) printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise; or (i) technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
9. Personal Information and Publicity Release
By accepting a prize, winner agrees to Sponsor’s use of his/her name, city/province of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity Sponsor and its respective successors, assigns and licensees may conduct relating to the Contest in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice, and hereby releases the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto. Winner may be required to sign a document to this effect.
10. General Conditions
All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned and no correspondence will be made with or entered into except with selected entrant(s). By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees that the Promotion Entities have not made, with respect to each of their own products/services provided as a prize or part thereof (if applicable), any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the prize and specifically disclaim all such warranties, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Winning a prize is contingent on fulfilling all the requirements set forth herein. Mass entries, automated entries, entries submitted by third parties, and any entries or prize claims that are late, incomplete, fraudulent, illegible, unidentified or delayed will be void. All entries and prize claims are subject to verification. Proof of entry submission does not constitute proof of receipt. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Decisions of Sponsor and/or any independent Contest judging organization will be final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws. Void where prohibited. Sponsor reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to administer an alternate test of skill as it deems appropriate based on the circumstances and/or to comply with applicable law. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, then the Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein. Should a winner make any false statement(s) in any document referenced above, the winner may be required to promptly return to Sponsor his/her prize, or the cash value thereof. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the person who submitted any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter the Contest will be deemed to be the entrant. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.