NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void where prohibited by law and outside the United States. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. Contest begins on August 30, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) and ends on September 29, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT (the “Contest Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest. THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, OR ANY OTHER PLATFORM WHERE IT IS ADVERTISED.
The U-Stop Zoo Stop Doodles Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the United States, who are 18 years of age or younger, attending high school in Lincoln, Nebraska. U-Stop (“Sponsor”), its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment, and marketing agencies, and each of their employees, officers, trustees, and directors, and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, and children, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Participation constitutes participant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest and which Sponsor may decide in its sole discretion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
U-Stop, 2537 Randolph Street, Lincoln, NE 68510. U‑Stop Convenience Stores is owned and operated by Whitehead Oil Company, a locally owned Phillips 66 fuel supplier since 1959.
How to Enter:
During the Contest Period, participant publishes a public post on Facebook or Instagram of their designed template with “#ZooStopDoodles”. By entering, participant agrees that Sponsor may contact you via social media, including on Facebook or Instagram, by sending you a direct message, tagging you, posting to your social media page or naming you on Sponsor’s social media page. Normal internet access, phone, and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service may apply. LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON. ADDITIONAL ENTRIES MAY BE DISQUALIFIED. All entries must be free of any swear words, hate speech, obscene gestures, violent behavior, or any discriminatory behavior or language. Any entry deemed inappropriate by Sponsor will be disqualified. Automated or bulk entries or entries submitted by third parties may be disqualified. Entries must be submitted by the participant or legal guardian. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple and/or different identities, forms, email addresses, or any other methods will disqualify that participant’s entries, and that participant may be disqualified. Incomplete, illegible, corrupted, or untimely entries will be disqualified. Participants shall retain their original entry until the Grand Prize Winner has been selected and verified for purposes of fulfilling the grand prize. All entries become the property of Sponsor.
By participating in this Contest, participant acknowledges and agrees that he or she will clearly and conspicuously disclose that he or she is participating in this Contest in the entry and any online social sharing interaction that references the Contest or that is used to obtain entries in connection with this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant who does not adequately disclose his or her participation in this Contest while engaging in any online social sharing interaction during the Contest Period.
Voting begins September 30, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. CST and ends on October 6, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CST (the “Voting Period”). Finalists are selected through public votes on U-Stop’s official contest website and on U-Stop’s Facebook page. The finalists will be determined by the number of public votes collected and tallied on the contest’s digital platform, facilitated through Woobox, accessible at U-Stop.com/doodles and an album on U-Stop’s Facebook page at facebook.com/ustopshops. Only one vote per person per 24-hour period is allowed.
Selection of Finalists:
On or about October 7, 2019, seven (7) finalists will be selected based on the most votes received during the Voting Period among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The odds of becoming a finalist are based on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The finalists will be notified through direct messages on Facebook or Instagram on or about the day of their selection.
Selection of Winner:
On or about October 8, 2019, sponsor will select, as a result of a joint committee vote conducted by U-Stop and the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, one (1) potential prize winner from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The potential grand prize winner will be notified through direct messages on Facebook or Instagram on or about the day of the drawing. Except where legally prohibited, the potential winner, or, if the potential winner is a minor, the potential winner’s parent or guardian, must sign and return, within seven (7) days of being notified, a Publicity Waiver and Release and IRS Form W-9 in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential grand prize winner cannot be contacted after the first attempt to contact him/her, or if he/she, or his/her parent or guardian, fails to sign and return the Publicity Waiver and Release and IRS W-9 Form, or any other documentation that Sponsor may require, in its sole discretion, within the required time period, or in the event that a potential grand prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the prize to an alternate winner chosen from among all remaining eligible entries.
Verification of Potential Grand Prize Winner:
POTENTIAL GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND PARTICIPANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.
There will be one (1) grand prize and seven (7) secondary prizes awarded. The grand prize consists of one (1) $1,000 scholarship and their submitted design being printed on cups for use at the Lincoln Children Zoo’s Zoo Lights powered by LES. Secondary prizes consist of seven (7) $100 U-Stop gift cards and will be awarded to the seven (7) finalists selected during the Voting Period. Limit one secondary prize per person.
Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and all fees and expenses related to acceptance and use of prize not specifically stated herein shall be the sole responsibility of the prize winners. Prize cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer. Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules are available to be won in the Contest. If, by reason of a print or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, prize winner(s) will be selected in accordance with the winner selection method described above from among all eligible claimants making purportedly valid claims to award the advertised number of prizes available. A parent or guardian of any participant who is under the age of eighteen (18) must sign a release on behalf of the minor to be eligible to receive a prize.
WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND 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 that provision. Neither Sponsor nor anyone acting on its behalf will enter into any communications with any participant regarding this Contest, except as expressly set forth in these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, and/or the legitimate operation of the Contest; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for (1) 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 Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason a participant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, participant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for the prize offered herein. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned due to causes beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupt or affect the operation, administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) cancel or terminate the Contest (or any portion thereof) and award the offered prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment or (b) modify or suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules.
Release and Limitations of Liability:
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, PARTICIPANT AND HIS OR HER PARENTS ON HIS OR HER BEHALF, AGREES THAT SPONSOR, FACEBOOK, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, LEGAL COUNSEL, ADVERTISING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, PROMOTIONAL, FULFILLMENT AND MARKETING, WEBSITE PROVIDERS, WEB MASTERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY PARTICIPANTS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF THE PRIZE, ENTRY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST OR IN ANY CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY, OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING ALL PRIZES, ARE 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. CHECK LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST CONSTITUTES PARTICIPANT’S, AND HIS OR HER PARENTS ON HIS OR HER BEHALF, GRANT TO SPONSOR (WHICH GRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED IN WRITING ON REQUEST OF SPONSOR), AND THE RELEASED PARTIES THE RIGHT AND PERMISSION TO PRINT, PUBLISH, BROADCAST, AND USE, WORLD WIDE IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVELOPED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB, AT ANY TIME OR TIMES, THE PARTICIPANT’S ENTRY, NAME, PORTRAIT, PICTURE, VOICE, LIKENESS, OPINIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO HOMETOWN AND STATE) FOR ADVERTISING, TRADE, AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES (INCLUDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS OR HER NAME ON TELEVISION OR RADIO BROADCAST) WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION, COMPENSATION, PERMISSION, OR NOTIFICATION. PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT SPONSOR SHALL OWN THE ENTRIES, WHICH WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED OR RETURNED, AND THAT SPONSOR AND ITS DESIGNEES SHALL HAVE THE PERPETUAL, WORLDWIDE RIGHT TO EDIT, PUBLISH, AND USE THE ENTRIES IN ANY WAY AND IN ANY MEDIA FOR TRADE, ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONAL, AND/OR OTHER PURPOSES AS SPONSOR AND/OR ITS DESIGNEES MAY DETERMINE WITHOUT FURTHER CONSIDERATION TO PARTICIPANTS OR ANY THIRD PARTY (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RECOGNITION OF THE WINNERS AND FINALISTS AT THE LINCOLN CHILDREN’S ZOO ZOO LIGHTS POWERED BY LES ON NOVEMBER 29,2019).
This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States. Except where prohibited, participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest 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 District of Nebraska or the appropriate State Court located in Lancaster County, Nebraska; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant 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 participant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Nebraska, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Nebraska or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Nebraska.
Information collected from participants will be maintained by Sponsor and its representatives in accordance with applicable federal and state consumer privacy laws, rules, and regulations. Each Participant, and his or her parents on his or her behalf, agree that Sponsor and Sponsor’s agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives or service providers may use participants’ and/or referrals’ personal information submitted with entry for purposes of prize fulfillment and/or to update the membership database maintained by Sponsor.
Official Rules and Winners List:
A copy of the Official Rules and/or a listing of the prize winners will be available at u-stop.com/contest for 90 days after verification of the prize winner.
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