#Oktoberfriends Contest: Win a Pair of Steins!

Beer, like most things, is better enjoyed with friends. Especially when that beer is our smooth, malty, Oktoberfest. To help you celebrate fall’s arrival and the heart of Oktoberfest season, we’re giving away pairs of Oktoberfest steins—one for you, and one for your bestie!

All you need to do for a chance to win a double dose of GLBC glassware is share a picture of you and your friend re-creating our Oktoberfest “cheers” artwork with your favorite Great Lakes beers. Just crack open a bottle, smile, clink, and snap. Then tag your photo with #Oktoberfriends on Twitter or Instagram to qualify.

Our #Oktoberfriends contest runs August 30 – September 30, and we’re giving away a pair of steins each week. Good luck, and happy hoisting!

Please read full rules and restrictions below before entering.

Great Lakes Brewing Co. #Oktoberfriends Promotion


Sponsor: Great Lakes Brewing Co. (“GLBC” or “Sponsor”)

Administrator: Great Lakes Brewing Co., 2516 Market Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.

Eligibility: The Promotion is open only to legal residents of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Wisconsin, who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Sponsor, Administrator, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Promotion or supplying the prize (or any prize component), and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win the prize. Employees, officers, directors of alcohol beverage licensees (including but not limited to alcohol beverage retailers and alcohol beverage wholesalers), and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win prizes. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not.

Promotion Schedule: The #Oktoberfriends Promotion begins on or about 9:00:01 A.M. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 08.30.18 and ends at 11:59:59 P.M. ET on 09.30.18 (“Promotion Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official clock for the Promotion. #Oktoberfriends

Promotion Entry: Participants can enter the #Oktoberfriends Promotion online via the following methods:

Tweet photo entry using #Oktoberfriends:
Using your personal Twitter account, Tweet a photo of you and a friend clicking glasses or bottles in the style of the GLBC Oktoberfest label artwork. Tag your photo with #Oktoberfriends. By tagging your post with #Oktoberfriends, you represent and warrant that you are at least 21 years of age. Sponsor is not responsible for errors or failed uploads.

Instagram photo entry using #Oktoberfriends:
Using your personal Instagram account, post a photo of you and a friend clinking glasses or bottles in the style of the GLBC Oktoberfest label artwork. Tag your photo with #Oktoberfriends. By tagging your post with #Oktoberfriends, you represent and warrant that you are at least 21 years of age. Sponsor is not responsible for errors or failed uploads.

Mail photo entry to:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Attn: Marketing (Oktoberfriends)
2516 Market Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

Provision of information online is governed by GLBC’s Privacy Policy accessible at https://www.greatlakesbrewing.com/privacy-policy

Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for entries that are late, lost, misdirected, mechanically reproduced, incomplete or damaged; and, all such entries are void. All entries become the property of Sponsor.

Content Restrictions: All entries will be screened by an administrator. Photos depicting obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content will be disqualified from the Promotion. All entries must be original material.

By submitting a photo, Entrant represents, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted entry is an original work created solely by the Entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the Entry. Limit one (1) winning Entry per unique Entrant.

Entrant may submit multiple entries, but may only receive one (1) prize. Once an entrant receives a prize during active promotion period, entrant is no longer eligible for additional prizes within that same period. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Promotion (in whole or in part) is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion, governmental regulation (including failure of one or more governmental entities to timely approve Promotion in accordance with applicable alcohol beverage regulations) or any other causes beyond Sponsor’s control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or otherwise violates these Official Rules, and to terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion (including but not limited to terminating/suspending the Promotion in one or more jurisdictions). Notice of termination/modification/suspension of Promotion will be posted on the Sponsor Website. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or loss, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Promotion. Entrants further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Promotion and/or prevent others from participating in the Promotion.


Selection of Winner: Sponsor seeks eligible photos of customers re-creating the GLBC Oktoberfest label artwork and clinking bottles or glasses with their favorite GLBC beer. Winners will be selected based on creativity, composition, and enthusiasm for Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer.

All entries must include a Great Lakes Brewing Co. product, or direct reference to a Great Lakes Brewing Co. product. Sponsor will directly and privately contact the winner. Prize selection will be conducted by Sponsor with an independent judging committee whose decisions are final on all matters related to this Promotion. Potential winner(s) will be notified directly via social media, then contacted by mail and/or e‐mail and/or phone. Failure to respond to the initial verification e‐mail within five (5) business days after notification or return of e‐mail notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts will result in disqualification. Potential winner will then be required to sign and return within five (5) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification, and proof of age via valid photo ID where allowed by law. If the Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification, and proof of age via valid photo ID are not returned to Sponsor within specified time period, potential winners will be disqualified and an alternate winner(s) will be selected from all remaining eligible entries received. Additionally, if any winner is ineligible, it will be deemed as if the winner has rejected the prize, and Sponsor will select a new winner. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any online Entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting e‐mail account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e‐mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e‐mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e‐mail address.

Publication, License, and Release: By entering the Contest and submitting an Entry, each entrant: (a) agrees that his/her Entry is an original work of authorship and that he/she owns all right, title and interest in the Entry as of the date of submission or has all necessary rights and authorizations to submit it and the express permission of all individuals, content and materials embodied in the Entry to submit it for possible use as provided herein; (b) agrees that his/her Entry does not violate Sponsor Terms of Use or infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; (c) grants to Sponsor and each of their respective designees the perpetual and unlimited right and license to use, license, edit, modify, duplicate and/or create derivative works from his/her Entry throughout the world and in perpetuity, including, but not limited to, the right for Sponsor and/or designees, as applicable, to publish, display, broadcast, distribute, reproduce, perform, create derivative works from and otherwise use and exploit the Entry via the Internet or any other interactive media, on television, in print and/or any other media currently existing and hereafter developed and without limitation and without payment of any compensation to the participant or his/her heirs and successors, (i) on its own or as part of any audiovisual or other production; (ii) to advertise any products, programming or services of the Sponsor or for any other advertising, marketing, publicizing and promotional purposes and in any materials related thereto; and/or (iii) for any other purpose whatsoever; and (d) release in perpetuity the Released Parties from any claims, demands, losses and liabilities of any nature arising out of or in any way connected with the Entry, and the use thereof as permitted hereunder, including, but not limited to, claims of false endorsement or infringement of rights of publicity or privacy. Nothing herein will obligate the Sponsor to make any use of any of the rights set forth herein.

Prize, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) and Odds of Winning: Five (5) winners will receive a pair of GLBC Oktoberfest steins, or similar glassware.

Value of Great Lakes Brewing Co. glassware approximately $6.00 each (MSRP). Odds of winning contest depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Entrant must own the rights to his or her photo. Entrant responsible for submitting the photo is considered the Entrant, and Prize may not be transferred to another party, even if the party is pictured in the winning photo. In the event that an Entrant is unable to claim the prize, Sponsor will select a new winner. No substitution, cash redemption, or transfer of prize except with Sponsor’s permission.

General Conditions: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Acceptance of the prize constitutes prize winner’s permission for Sponsor, Administrator and their respective successors, representatives and assigns to use his or her name, voice, likeness, photograph, prize information, biographical data and city and state of residence in programming, advertising, trade and/or promotional material or on a winner’s list without compensation or notice, to the extent permitted by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

Limitation of Liability: By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion 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 entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt, possession, use or misuse of prize. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or the award of the prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio or an appropriate Ohio State Court; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, 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 Promotion shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Ohio or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Ohio.

Orig: 8.20.18