Show Us Your Burger Love: Official Rules

THE MONTEREY MUSHROOMS “SHOW US YOUR BURGER LOVE” SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

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 Monterey Mushrooms “Show Us Your Burger Love” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on Monday, May 20, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on Monday, September 2, 2019 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are age 18 and the age of majority (19 in Alabama and Nebraska; 21 in Mississippi) or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law.  Employees of Monterey Mushrooms, 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 the Sweepstakes.

A. To Enter Online: Take a photo of your mushroom-inspired burger (the “Photo”), then visit https://www.montereymushrooms.com/show-us-your-burger-love-sweepstake-2019 (the “Sweepstakes Website”). Fully complete the Sweepstakes entry form (including your full name, email address and mailing address) and follow all on-screen instructions to upload the Photo. Submit the Sweepstakes entry form and the Photo in accordance with the on-screen instructions to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (each an “Online Entry”). Online Entries must be received between Monday, May 20, 2019 at 12:00:01 AM PT and Monday, September 2, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PT. Online Entries must conform to the Online Entry Requirements set forth below. Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://www.montereymushrooms.com/privacy-policy. Each Online Entry must include an original Photo. Limit one (1) Online Entry per unique Photo in the Sweepstakes. Online Entries submitted with a Photo that has already been submitted or that is substantially the same as a previously submitted Photo, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be disqualified.

B. To Enter By Mail: During the Sweepstakes Period, hand print your full name, complete home address, email address, and phone number on a 3 x 5 inch piece of paper and send it by United States mail in a sealed envelope no larger than 9 1/2" x 4 1/4" (a #10 envelope) with correct postage to The Monterey Mushrooms Show Us Your Burger Love Sweepstakes Entry, 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625-2437 (the “Mail-In Entry”). Each Mail-In Entry must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between Monday, May 20, 2019 and Tuesday, September 3, 2019, and received by Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Photocopied, illegible, or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mailed entries.
Online Entry and Mail-In Entry, collectively referred to herein as “Entry” or “Entries”.

LIMIT: One (1) entry per person per day, regardless of method of entry or address (physical or email).  All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned.  Proof of mailing or online submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt of entry by Sponsor.  All entrants and entries (online or by mail) are subject to verification prior to the awarding of a prize, as are the eligibility, age and other claims of/information provided by a potential prize winner.  Entrants will cooperate with Sponsor and its representatives in connection with any and all verification activities.

ONLINE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS: All Online Entries must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible, compliance with which shall be as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion:

  • No individuals may appear in the Photo without express written permission. If Photo features a minor under the age of majority in his/her state of residence, you must obtain written permission from the minor’s legal guardian.
  • Photos must conform to the format and size requirements and limitations of the Sweepstakes Website.
  • Photo must be in keeping with the Sweepstakes theme (Show Your Burger Love).
  • Once a Photo has been submitted, it cannot be modified or deleted by Entrant.
  • Each submitted Photo must be original.
  • No duplicate Photos or substantially similar Photos, as determined by the Sponsor’s in its sole discretion, may be submitted.
  • By submitting a Photo taken by a third party, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she has secured all rights and clearances from the photographer to submit the Photo as an Online Entry in the Sweepstakes.
  • Photo cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity.
  • Photo cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons.
  • Photo cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
  • Photo cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products or companies.
  • Photo cannot contain content that defaces or depicts any person, brand, product or company in a negative or inappropriate manner.
  • Photo cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
  • Photo cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company or person, living or dead, without permission.
  • Photo cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.
  • Photo cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
  • Photo cannot in any way reference persons or organizations without written permission from any person or organization whose name or likeness is used.
  • Photo may not include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.
  • Photo cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind or won any previous awards.

By submitting an Online Entry, the entrant understands and grants to the Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to use his/her Online Entry, Photo, name, hometown and likeness on the Sponsor’s various websites and social media sites and in advertising and/or promotional activities worldwide without compensation, permission or notification. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to alter, change or modify any Online Entry, including the Photo.

By submitting an Online Entry, entrant warrants and represents that: (a) Online Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (b) entrant owns all rights to the Online Entry, including without limitation, copyrights, and has received prior written permission from a third party if any Photo was photographed by someone other than the entrant him/herself; and (c) entrant will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Sweepstakes Administrator and related entities, agents and assigns from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of entrant’s representations and warranties herein, the Online Entry, or entrant’s conduct in creating the Online Entry.

ONLINE ENTRIES POSTED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER.

PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS: Subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, one (1) Grand Prize, ten (10) First Prizes and ten (10) Second Prizes will be awarded in the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) prize per person in the Sweepstakes.

Grand Prize:  One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a BBQ Prize Package, which includes the following:

  • One (1) Portable Gas Grill with one stainless steel burner that produces 8500 BTU-per hour to heat (dimensions with lid closed 14.5H x 27W x 165D inches) with vinyl cover and portable cart;
  • One (1) Picnic BBQ Cooler Tote Kit which includes a 46-can insulated cooler, three (3) stainless steel BBQ tools, BBQ mitt, cutting board, salt and pepper shakers and corkscrew; and
  • One (1) Monterey Mushrooms Blanket Tote.

The ARV of Grand Prize is $425.

First Prizes: Each First Prize winner will one receive (1) BBQ Tool Kit, which includes polyester zip up case with shoulder strap, one (1) stainless steel spatula, one (1) BBQ fork and one (1) pair of tongs. The ARV of each First Prize is $65.

Second Prizes: Each Second Prize winner will receive one (1) Monterey Mushrooms Blanket Tote. The ARV of each Second Prize is $60.

The total ARV of all prizes awarded in this Sweepstakes is $1,675.

There is a limit of one (1) prize per person. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

RANDOM DRAWING AND WINNER NOTIFICATION: The winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about Thursday, September 12, 2019 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period by the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent representative of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.

Winners will be notified via email and/or phone and will be required to sign and return, within seven (7) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases"). Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Prizes will be awarded within approximately 45 days after each winner is verified.

If a prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a 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. Only two (2) alternate winners may be determined through this process, after which the prize may remain un-awarded.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are not assignable nor transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded in Sponsor’s sole discretion. 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.

Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor.  Winners acknowledge that the 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 to 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). Once the prize has been delivered to the winner’s provided address, the prize is considered awarded. Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize.

PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner's name, Photo, 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.

GENERAL: Although subsequent attempts to enter may be received, only the first complete entry received from a particular entrant on a given day will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter on a given day, 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 Watsonville, 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 Watsonville, 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 Watsonville, 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.

PRIVACY: Personal information collected from entrants are subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://www.montereymushrooms.com/privacy-policy.  

OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: These Official Rules are available at the Sweepstakes Website or by, sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope by September 12, 2019, to: The Monterey Mushrooms Show Us Your Burger Love Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after 9/12/19), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than 10/12/19), to: The Monterey Mushrooms Show Us Your Burger Love Sweepstakes Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

SPONSOR: Monterey Mushrooms, Inc., 260 Westgate Drive, Watsonville, California, 95075.  

Void outside the US, in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and wherever else prohibited by law.