“Holiday Sweepstakes” OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN
A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING
DATES OF PROMOTION: The Carrabba’s Italian Grill® “Holiday Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 1, 2012 and ends “Sweepstakes Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). The Entrant who is selected as the potential grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”) must have a unique, personal and valid social security number for Sponsor (defined below) to report the tax liability associated with acceptance of the respective grand prize (“Grand Prize”). Valid social security numbers will be determined by Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) requirements as further defined in the “Prize Conditions” Section of these official rules. Officers, directors, managers and employees of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, LLC, (the “Sponsor”), and each of its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, consultants and agents, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such person and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Sweepstakes, including National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Independent Administrator”), are not eligible to participate. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Sweepstakes is void outside the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and where restricted or prohibited by law. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor and Independent Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Persons who have previously won a contest, sweepstakes or promotion of any kind sponsored or otherwise associated with Sponsor within the thirty (30) calendar days immediately preceding the start of this Sweepstakes are ineligible to participate or win a prize.
TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes as outlined below:
- With a Purchase: Visit Carrabbas.com (the "Website") during the Sweepstakes Period and purchase one (1) or more Carrabba's Italian Grill gift cards (each, a "Gift Card" and collectively, "Gift Cards") with a total combined value of one hundred dollars ($100) or more by clicking on the "Gift Card" tab and following the directions provided. Upon finalizing the purchase of the Gift Card(s), Entrants will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for every one hundred dollars ($100) spent. For example: If an Entrant purchases two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) in Gift Cards, he/she will receive two (2) entries into the Sweepstakes upon finalizing the purchase. If an Entrant purchases three hundred dollars ($300) in Gift Cards, he/she will receive three (3) entries into the Sweepstakes upon finalizing the purchase.
- Without a Purchase: Click here during the Sweepstakes Period and when prompted, complete the official entry form (“Entry Form”) in its entirety including your first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number (including area code), email and date of birth. Then, press the “Submit” button in order to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.
There is no limit to the number of entries an Entrant may obtain in the Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account (provided at time of entry) is registered (the "Authorized Account Holder"). The "Authorized Account Holder" is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses, or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Potential Grand Prize Winner may be required to show proof of being the Authorized Account Holder. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. Late entries, or entries sent via any other method will not be accepted. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, delayed, misdirected entries and all such entries are void. Sponsor has no obligation to acknowledge receipt of or to return any entry received.
WINNING/NOTIFICATION: On or about January 6, 2012, one (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of being selected as a Prize Winner depends upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing will be conducted under the supervision of the Independent Administrator whose decisions are based upon their sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules and are final and binding in all respects. The potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by Registered mail immediately following the random drawing as further defined in the “Prize Conditions” section below. If a notification is returned as “undeliverable” the potential Grand Prize Winner forfeits his/her right to the Grand Prize, Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator shall have no obligation to such individual, and an alternate Grand Prize Winner will be selected at random from among all remaining non-winning eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize of $5,000 cash in the form of a check will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner. The approximate retail value (the “ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $5,000.00. No prize substitution. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen prize checks. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Grand Prize with a prize of comparable or greater value if Grand Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Grand Prize is not transferable prior to award. The Grand Prize is taxable as income and Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes, as well as taxes imposed on the income of the Grand Prize Winner, arising from receipt, possession, acceptance or use of the Grand Prize. Throughout the Sweepstakes Period, Prizes shall be limited to one (1) per person/household. No more than the number of Prizes set forth in these official rules will be awarded.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: Except where prohibited, potential Grand Prize Winner must sign and return within seven (7) business days of receipt, an affidavit of eligibility/liability/publicity release (the “Release”) and an IRS Form W-9 in order to claim his/her respective prize (collectively, the “Required Documents”). If potential Grand Prize Winner fails to return the Required Documents within seven (7) business days of receiving it, potential Grand Prize Winner forfeits his/her right to the respective prize and another winner will be selected at random from among the remaining non-winning eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Potential Grand Prize Winner must report income to the IRS. In the event it is deemed during the verification process that potential Grand Prize Winner does not have a unique, personal and valid social security number for Sponsor to report the tax liability associated with acceptance of the respective prize, potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and another winner selected from among the remaining non-winning eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Valid social security numbers will be determined by IRS requirements. The Grand Prize Winner consents (and agrees to sign any additional documents required by Sponsor to formalize, effect or perfect such consent, except where prohibited by law) to Sponsor’s use of his/her name, likeness (photograph and/or video), biographical information, and voices in advertising/publicity/trade without compensation, notice or approval; and, Grand Prize Winner disclaims any ownership rights of such advertising/publicity/trade material (TN residents will not be required to sign a publicity release).
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and conduct the Sweepstakes in a manner which in its sole discretion is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on the Website. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or reject any incomplete, inaccurate or false entry. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPONSOR'S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS.
RELEASE: By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and each of its respective officers, directors, managers, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, members, shareholders, insurers, servants, divisions, predecessors, successors, representatives, dealers, distributors, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, including the Independent Administrator, consultants and legal advisors (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, redemption or use of any Prize.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i); unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (ii) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (iii) any injury, damage or loss (including death) to persons or property of any kind, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from Entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt, use or misuse of any Prize; (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (v) stolen, lost, late, misdirected, corrupted, incomplete, or indecipherable entries; or (vi) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, mobile device, cable, network, hardware or software.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, or in the Circuit Court in and for Hillsborough County, Florida; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida.
ENTRANTS PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected from Entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policies, located at http://www.carrabbas.com/Carrabbas-Privacy-Policy.
WINNER’S LIST/RULES REQUEST: For the name of the Grand Prize Winner, or a copy of these Official Rules, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 31, 2012 to “Carrabba’s Italian Grill Holiday Sweepstakes” (please specify Winners List or Rules Request), PO Box 10505, Rochester, NY 14610. A copy of these Official Rules may also be obtained at the Website any time during the Sweepstakes Period.
SPONSOR: Carrabba’s Italian Grill, LLC, 2202 North West Shore Boulevard, 5th Floor, Tampa, FL 33607.