Best at Home Social Sweepstakes 2023
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
THESE BEST AT HOME OFFICIAL RULES contain the terms, covenants, conditions, and provisions upon which Westminster Kennel Club (“WKC,” or “Sponsor” or “we” or “us”) and you have agreed govern the Sweepstakes described below as a “Sweepstakes”.
PRIZES: The winner receives one (1) prize package consisting of one (1) ECOVACS Robotic vacuum with a value of fifteen-hundred dollars ($1500.00) and Westminster branded merchandise with a value of two-hundred and fifty dollars ($250.00).
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes runs from 12:01 AM (ET) on May 6, 2023 to 11:59 PM (ET) May 16, 2023 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Only entries submitted during the Sweepstakes Period will be eligible to win the prize.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: The Sweepstakes is open to residents of one of the fifty (50) states of the United States of America or the District of Columbia (excluding, without limitation, overseas military installations, Puerto Rico or other territories of the United States of America) who are 18 and older. If you submit an entry, you have agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules.
Employees, officers, directors of Sponsor and its administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes and their immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings and children) are ineligible to enter, participate or win.
HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOU MAY ENTER, SO LONG AS YOU ENTER NO MORE THAN ONE (1) TIME PER DAY. Entrants found to have created and/or used multiple Twitter accounts to enter may be disqualified.
You may enter (become an “Entrant”) by one of three methods:
1) Twitter Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes via Twitter, during the Sweepstakes Period go to www.twitter.com or the Twitter App, (“Twitter Site”) and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter username and password, then tweet a picture or video that includes an image of Entrant’s “Best at Home” dog(s) with the hashtags #BestAtHomeContest or #ECOVACS (the “Twitter Entry”), or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Site and, then tweet a Twitter Entry as set forth in (1) above.
If your Twitter profile is set to the “Protect my Tweets” setting, your Twitter Entry may be disqualified and rejected as ineligible for consideration in the Sweepstakes.
2) Instagram Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes via Instagram, during the Sweepstakes period go to www.Instagram.com or the Instagram App and (1) if you already have an Instagram account, log on using your Instagram username and password, then post a picture or video that includes an image of Entrant’s “Best at Home” dog(s) with the hashtags #BestAtHomeContest or #ECOVACS (the “Instagram Entry”), or (2) if you do not already have a Instagram account, create a free Instagram account according to the instructions on the Instagram Site, then post an Instagram Entry as indicated in (1) above.
3) Facebook Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes via Facebook, during the Sweepstakes period, go to www.Facebook.com or the Facebook App and (1) if you already have a Facebook account, log on using your Facebook username and password, then go to https://www.facebook.com/WKCDogShow/ and post a picture or video that includes an image of Entrant’s “Best at Home” dog(s) on Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Facebook posts labeled #BestAtHomeContest or #ECOVACS (the “Facebook Entry”), or (2) if you do not already have a Facebook account, create a free Facebook account according to the instructions on the Facebook Site, then post a Facebook Entry as indicated in (1) above.
Individually and together, Twitter Entries, Instagram Entries and Facebook Entries will be referred to as an “Entry” or “Entries.”
If you choose to submit a Twitter Entry, Instagram Entry or Facebook Entry via your web-enabled mobile device, data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider for details on rates and capabilities.
No other forms of entries are permitted.
ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: The entrants that post a photo or video and use both #BestAtHomeContest or #ECOVACS on any of the three platforms during the Contest Period will be qualified to win.
Four (4) finalists will be selected from among the qualified entries received during the Entry Period by a panel of judges consisting of 4 representatives of WKC.
Finalists photos/videos will be shared on Sponsor’s Twitter feed (@wkcdogs), Instagram account (westminsterkennelclub) and Facebook page (@WKCDogShow) from May 17, 2023 at 12:00 a.m. to May 18, 2023 at 11:59:59 p.m. (the “Contest Period”).
The winner will be the Finalist who receives the most cumulative likes/favorites (likes on Facebook and Instagram and favorites on Twitter) during the Contest Period.
Entrant will be informed on or about May 22, 2023 that they have won via direct message on the social platform they used for the winning Entry. Winner will also be announced via posts on Sponsor’s Twitter feed (@wkcdogs), Instagram account (westminsterkennelclub) and Facebook page (@WKCDogShow) on or about May 22, 2023.
If Sponsor is, for any reason, unable to contact the winner, the winner does not reply to notification, or fails to execute an requested affidavit of eligibility, liability release and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) within 24 hours of notification, or is found to have violated the Official Rules or is otherwise determined to be ineligible, the potential winner will be disqualified and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select the entry with the next highest number of likes/favorites.
GENERAL TERMS: Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes full acceptance of all of these rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules or the taking of any action which is contrary to the fair administration of this Sweepstakes shall disqualify the entrant.
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants grant Sponsor, their respective affiliates, and successors a non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable license to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, create derivative works from and otherwise exploit the Entries, along with the Entrant’s name, likeness, statements (written or oral) and place of residence (city and state) in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval for the purpose of announcing the winners, and promoting the Sweepstakes or similar future Sweepstakes. Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such license to Sponsor and that the Sponsor’s reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Entry will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. Entrant warrants that all necessary publicity releases have been obtained from any person appearing in their Entry. In particular, Entrant has been granted the right to use the likeness of any person appearing in an Entry in all manners granted to Sponsor by Entrant herein and to sublicense those rights to Sponsor. If requested by Sponsor, winners will execute an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and publicity release and will procure any necessary publicity releases from any people depicted in their Entries.
Entrant further warrants that the dog(s) depicted in the Entries belong to Entrant and that the photographs in all Entries were lawfully obtained and taken, and that Entrant did not engage in any trespassing or invasion of privacy to take any photo or video contained in an Entry.
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants release Sponsor, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, The Home Depot, affiliates, successors and their agents and employees from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, or damages or losses to any person or property of any kind that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto).
Decisions by Sponsor regarding eligibility, drawing and winners shall be final. This Sweepstakes may be withdrawn or canceled by Sponsor at any time without any obligation. If, in its sole discretion, Sponsor deems the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned if or Sponsor believes that conditions, including such as computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, such as earthquake, flood, fire, storm or other natural disaster, act of God, labor controversy or threat thereof, civil disturbance or commotion, disruption of the public markets, act of terrorism, war or armed conflict (whether or not officially declared), may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Notice of cancellation will be posted on Sponsor’s Twitter feed (@wkcdogs), Instagram account (westminsterkennelclub) and Facebook page (@WKCDogShow). If Sponsor ends the Sweepstakes before the end of the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor may, in its discretion, determine the winners via random drawing from among all valid entries received up to the time of such termination, modification or suspension.
Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or operation of the drawing; to have submitted multiple entries on a calendar day; to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or to have otherwise violated any of the Official Rules.
If any Entry contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsor’s standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, such Entry may be disqualified and not included in the Prize drawing.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. No other substitution or transfer of Prize is permitted.
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT, INDIVIDUAL, OR ORGANIZATION TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not be deemed a waiver of that provision.
Sponsor, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, The Home Depot and their employees, affiliates, contractors, representatives and legal advisors, are not responsible for: (1) technical, hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete or garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the entrant or by the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error or unauthorized intervention which may occur in the processing of the entries or administration of this Sweepstakes; (2) entries which are not received or accounted for due to the foregoing technical issues or any other reason whatsoever; (3) any printing or typographical errors in any material related to the Sweepstakes; or (4) any injury or damage resulting directly or indirectly from an entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to downloading any materials, files or software in connection with the Sweepstakes, nor acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of any prize.
Under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to recover awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses associated with entering this Sweepstakes, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Under no circumstances shall any Entrant or other entity or person have any right to audit the records of Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for ease of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in writing by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor.
Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any Prize awarded and all issues and questions concerning the validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in New York County, New York. 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 New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.
Any and all disputes arising out of this Sweepstakes shall be brought within one year of the end of the Sweepstakes Period, notwithstanding any contrary statute of limitations.
ACCEPTANCE AND USE/TAXES: Acceptance or use of a Prize arising from this Sweepstakes is the sole responsibility of the winner. Income and any other taxes on the value of the Prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Sponsor will report the value of the income to federal, state and local authorities and provide 1099s or appropriate tax forms as required by law.
WINNER’S NAME: Winner’s name will be available following the Sweepstakes Date at westminsterkennelclub.org/best-at-home-social-Sweepstakes-2023 and on Westminster’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. You may request a list of winners for up to six weeks following the Drawing Date by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Best At Home Sweepstakes 2023 – Winners’ List 111 Broadway, Suite 805, New York, NY 10006.
SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Westminster Kennel Club, 111 Broadway, Suite 805, New York, NY 10006 is the sponsor of this Sweepstakes. GLOW is the administrator of this Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram.
RULES REQUEST: Official Rules may be viewed at Sponsor’s website at westminsterkennelclub.org/best-at-home-social-Sweepstakes-2023. You may also receive an electronic copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive a printed copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Best At Home Sweepstakes 2023 – Rules 111 Broadway, Suite 805, New York, NY 10006.