CREATE A SONIC CONTEST
HOW IT WORKS
- Submit your bottle and flavor before 11:59:59 Eastern Daylight Savings Time (“EDT”) on October 31, 2013
- After you complete and submit your Entry, you will immediately receive a voting link so you can ask your friends and family to vote for your entry
- On November 1, 2013, ten (10) Finalists will be determined based on the bottles that received the top ten highest number of votes received during the Contest Period
- A panel of judges selected, by Neuro Brands, will choose one (1) Grand Prize Winner from the ten (10) Finalist Entries and the Grand Prize Winner will be announced the week of November 4, 2013
- One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a year’s supply of his/her bottle and flavor creation
CREATE A SONIC CONTEST
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOUR ENTRY MAY BE INCLUDED IN SPONSOR’S COMMERCIAL MATERIAL, AS WELL AS AT SPONSOR’S WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS.
SPONSOR: NEUROBRANDS, LLC d/b/a, NEURO DRINKS, 501 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401. This Contest (“Contest”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time” (“EDT”) on October 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 PM EDT on October 31, 2013 (“Contest Period”).
CONTEST ENTRANTS MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE OF THE (1) FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE. CONTEST VOID WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW. You may enter the Contest only as a natural person. Employees of Sponsor, Sponsor’s beverages distributors, wholesalers and retailers, each of their respective affiliates, agents, officers, employees, subsidiaries, vendors, advertising and promotion fulfillment and/or judging agencies (collectively, “the “Related Entities”) , and the family members of each are not eligible to enter or win a prize in the Contest. For purposes of this paragraph, “family member” means a spouse, parent, sibling, child, son-in –law, daughter-in-law, and all lineal descendents, including those by adoption. Contest subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
By submitting your Entry, you warrant and represent that your Entry is original and was created solely by you, that the Entry does not incorporate any material owned by any third party, and that use of the Entry as described herein will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights of any third party. If, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, the Entry violates any law or infringes upon the rights of any third party, is inaccurate, incomplete or irregular in any way, or otherwise does not comply with these Official Rules or is deemed inappropriate, the Sponsor may disqualify the Entry. No previously published designs or Entries, or award-winning designs will qualify as an Entry. Duplicate Entries or multiple Entries made by an entrant in excess of the number allowed will be disqualified. Entries may not contain, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, any content that:
- Is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane, lewd or pornographic; obscene or offensive;
- promotes irresponsible or excessive consumption of alcohol; promotes illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons, or any particular political agenda or message;
- Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
- Contains trademarks, trade names or copyrighted materials owned by others;
- Contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names (other than first name, last name, city and state ), email or street addresses;
- Communicates messages inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
- Violates any law or infringes upon the rights of any other person or company.
HOW TO VOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MAY USE A COMPUTER, TABLET DEVICE OR MOBILE DEVICE TO CAST A VOTE IN THIS CONTEST. You may vote during the Contest Period. Individuals who participate in the Voting process must be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old at the time of vote. At the time of the vote, individuals will be required to submit a valid email address. Limit one (1) Vote per Entry per email address per day. A “Day” is defined as a twenty-four (24) hour time period beginning at 12:00 EDT of a calendar day and ending at 11:59 PM EDT of the same calendar day. An email address may only be used to submit one (1) Vote per Entry per Day regardless of the number of persons who share the email account. Voting must be completed by the actual person casting the Vote. A person may not Vote on behalf of another person. Subsequent Votes per Entry during one Day by a single Voter or email address will be disqualified. Votes generated by script, macro or other automated means or any other means intended to impact the integrity of the voting process as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion are void. Payment or other consideration in exchange for Votes is prohibited. The Voting process for the Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Sponsor and Related Entities are not responsible for incorrect/inaccurate Voting information. Sponsor and Related Entities assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Votes. Sponsor and Related Entities are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any Vote to be cast or tabulated on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at website, or any combination thereof or for any other reason, or for any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in voting process or downloading any materials. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, terminate, or suspend the voting or void any Vote should a virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, action of entrant or Voter, or other cause corrupt or impair the administration, security, or fairness of the voting or Contest. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant from participation in the Contest that Sponsor determines violated these terms, tampering with the voting process, or acting in an unsportsmanlike or improper manner and void all associated Votes. If the voting process is terminated early by Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right to count the eligible Votes among all non-suspect, eligible Votes received up to time of cancellation to determine the Finalists. The decision of the Sponsor with respect to the tallying of Votes, and the invalidation or disqualification of any suspected Votes, shall be final and binding.
SELECTION OF TEN (10) FINALISTS: The Entries that receive the top ten (10) highest number of Votes during the Contest Period will be deemed the ten (10) Finalists. In the event of a tie, a random drawing will be conducted among all tied entrants to select the number of Finalists required to obtain ten (10) Finalists. Limit one (1) Finalist appointment per household. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than the number of Finalists stated herein, if in Sponsor’s sole discretion there are not enough qualified Entries.
SELECTION OF GRAND PRIZE WINNER/GRAND PRIZE JUDGING CRITERIA: The ten (10) Finalist Entries will be judged and the Grand Prize Winner will be determined based on the following Grand Prize Judging Criteria: (i) Originality/Creativity (0-30 points); (ii) Design Aesthetic (0-40 points); and (iii) Relevance to the Sonic Brand (0-30 points) (i, ii and iii, collectively, “Grand Prize Judging Criteria”). The judging of Entries will take place by a panel of judges whose decisions relating to this Contest are final and binding. In the event of a tie, an additional judge will review the tied Finalists based on the Grand Prize Judging Criteria stated herein to determine the Grand Prize Winner.
PRIZES AND THEIR APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE Grand Prize consists of one (1) ten thousand dollars ($10,000) check made payable to the Grand Prize Winner and one year’s supply of the Grand Prize Winner’s own Sonic Creation. ARV of Grand Prize: $11,055; and NINE (9) FINALIST PRIZES: Each Finalist Prize consists of a year’s supply of Sonic beverages. ARV of each Finalist Prize: $1,055. Total ARV of all Prizes: $20,055. ALL EXPENSES, FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES AND COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ACCEPTANCE AND USE OF EACH PRIZE SET FORTH IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES ARE THE OBLIGATION OF EACH PRIZE WINNER. No assignment, transfer or substitution of any prize is permitted by any Winner. Entrants agree that if a Prize Winner is found to have violated these Official Rules, or otherwise does not meet the eligibility criteria, such Prize will be forfeited and that Prize will be awarded to the Finalist that earned the next highest score during the Contest Period. In the event, for whatever reason a prize is not available, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize for a different prize of equal or greater value, in its sole discretion. Sponsor is solely responsible for providing the Prizes.
NOTIFICATION OF PRIZE WINNERS: Potential Prize Winners will be notified by e-mail on or about November 15, 2013. Potential Prize Winners will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted) within ten (10) business days from date of notification attempt or such Prize may be forfeited. In the event the potential Grand Prize Winner’s Affidavit/Release Form is returned to the Sponsor as undeliverable or the potential Grand Prize Winner is determined to be ineligible in accordance with these Official Rules, such Prize will be forfeited and the Grand Prize will be awarded to the Finalist that earned the next highest score in the Grand Prize Judging Criteria. In the event a Finalist’s Affidavit/Release Form is returned to the Sponsor as undeliverable or the potential Finalist Prize Winner is determined to be ineligible in accordance with these Official Rules, such Prize will be forfeited. Each Prize Winner must supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes and agree to a criminal and personal social media background investigation during the prize winner notification process. In the event the criminal background investigation consists of any criminal record, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify that Prize Winner. In the event a Prize Winner’s personal social media investigation consists of content found in any social medium that is false or contains misleading claims about Sponsor and its products or services, that defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about Sponsor, its products or services, or other people or companies; or communicates any message or image that is inconsistent with Sponsor’s positive image and/or good will with which Sponsor wishes to associate or contains content that violates any rule, law or regulation, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify that Prize Winner. Each potential Prize Winner will not be deemed a Prize Winner until his/her submission of notification materials is verified. The Prizes will be awarded provided they are properly claimed. No more than ten (10) Prizes as stated in these Official Rules will be awarded. In the event more Prize Winner notifications are issued, or more Prize Winning claims are received than the number of Prizes set forth in these Official Rules due to computer, printing, human or other error or problem, a random drawing will take place from among all such Eligible Entries for the Prizes at issue (or from among all persons so notified) to award the Prizes as set forth in these Official Rules. Inclusion in such random drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.
GENERAL: By entering this Contest, entrants and each Prize Winner: (1) agree to be bound by these Official Rules; (2) agree to release Sponsor and the Related Entities from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death arising out of participating in this Contest, or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery; and (3) consent to the use of his/her name, voice, picture, and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium throughout the world in perpetuity without additional compensation unless prohibited by law, and (4) acknowledged that the stated parties have neither made nor are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition, or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor may prohibit individuals from participating in Contest and disqualify entries if they (1) attempt to enter the Contest through any means other than as described in these Official Rules; (2) attempt to disrupt the Contest or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules in any way; or (3) repeatedly show a disregard for the Contest Official Rules or act (a) in an unsportsmanlike manner, or (b) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to the Contest are final. In the event the Sponsor or Related Entities are prevented from continuing with this Contest or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Contest is undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute, or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state, provincial or local government law, order of regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within the Sponsor’s or Related Entities’ control (each a “Force Majeure” event) the Sponsor and Related Entities shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Contest without notice or further obligation. If the Sponsor or Related Entities, in their discretion, elect to abbreviate, cancel or terminate the Contest as a result of a Force Majeure event, the Sponsor and Related Entities reserve the right, but shall have no obligation, to award the prizes from among all valid and Eligible Entries received up to the time of such Force Majeure event.
INTERNET: If for any reason this Contest 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 Contest, 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 Contest, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all Eligible Entries received at the time of the Contest termination. Sponsor and the Related Entities are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected Entries, Entries that are processed late or incorrectly, or those that are lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error or Entries not received for any reason.
The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsor and Related Entities are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest. SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INCOMPATIBILITY OF ENTRANT’S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY WITH SPONSOR’S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHERREMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a prize winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address or wireless phone submitted at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person 18 years of age or older who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The use of automated devices is not valid for entry. Sponsor or a Related Entity may ask any entrant or potential prize winner to provide Sponsor and Related Entity with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the email account associated with the Entry.
USE OF INFORMATION: The information that you provide in connection with the Contest may be used for Sponsor's internal purposes and to send you information about Sponsor’s products and special promotions but will not be provided to third parties other than a Related Entity, except as necessary for the administration of the Sweepstakes or as required by law, Contets administrator or legal process.
WINNERS LIST: To obtain the names of the Prize Winners, available after 12/2/13, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Create a Sonic Contest Winners, c/o Centra360, 1400 Old Country Road #420, Westbury, NY, 11590 by 1/31/14.
OFFICIAL RULES: For a printed copy of the Official Rules, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (VT residents need not affix return postage) to: Create a Sonic Contest Rules, c/o Centra360, 1400 Old Country Road #420, Westbury, NY 11590 by 1/31/14.
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