Great Lakes Brewing Company “Make GLBC All Yours” Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR CONSUMPTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. OPEN ONLY TO 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 THE TIME OF ENTRY.
Sponsor: Great Lakes Brewing Company, 2516 Market Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 (“GLBC” or “Sponsor”)
Eligibility: This Sweepstakes 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, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting this Sweepstakes 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.
Sweepstakes Schedule: The entry period for this Sweepstakes begins on or about 12:00 A.M. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 04.30.18 and ends at 11:59:59 P.M. ET on 09.03.18 (“Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for this Sweepstakes.
Methods of Entry: Participants can enter this Sweepstakes via one of the following three (3) methods:
(1) Submit entry to greatlakesbrewing.com/GLBCisMine
- Visit greatlakesbrewing.com/GLBCisMine (the “Website”). By accessing the Website, you represent and warrant that you are at least 21 years of age at the time of entry.
(2) Submit entry via text message:
- Text “GLBC” to 55678 within the Entry Period to enter.
WHEN YOU ENTER VIA TEXT MESSAGE, YOU WILL RECEIVE AT LEAST ONE (1) AUTODIALED TEXT MESSAGE IN RESPONSE TO YOUR ENTRY AND YOU MAY RECEIVE ADDITIONAL AUTODIALED TEXT MESSAGES AS APPLICABLE. TEXT-MESSAGING MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE THROUGH ALL WIRELESS CARRIERS. STANDARD TEXT MESSAGING RATES, AS ESTABLISHED BY AN INDIVIDUAL'S WIRELESS CARRIER, WILL APPLY, AND SPONSOR ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY FEES OR CHARGES INCURRED FOR AND ASSOCIATED WITH ANY TEXT MESSAGE SENT TO OR FROM THE SPONSOR. For HELP, text “HELP” to the same short code number used to enter the contest. To STOP, text “STOP” to the same short code number used to enter the contest. Individuals who enter by text-messaging will be charged according to their carriers’ standard messaging and data rates, and entrants should contact their carriers for pricing details. Check your owners' manual for specific text-messaging instructions. Text-messaging may not be available through all wireless carriers. Text message-based entry is subject to Official Contest Rules. For texting entries, one entry per phone will be permitted, unless otherwise specified. Decisions of the Company are final. Such decisions may include, but are not limited to, whether an entry adheres to the entry criteria, the time of entry receipt by the Sponsor, the order in which text message entries are received, the eligibility of the entrant, and, in the event entry requires the submission of an answer or response, whether that answer or response is correct. By participating in the contest, entrants agree that Sponsor may contact them, via phone or text message, at the telephone number from which the text message entry was received. Any and all fees arising out of the transmission of a text message shall be the sole responsibility of the entrant. By participating in a contest in which text message-based entry is permitted, entrants acknowledge that text messages are distributed and delivered through third party providers; Sponsor does not guarantee, and shall not be responsible for, the delivery or timeliness of any text message entry. Sponsor will at all times consider the time that a message is logged as arriving in its system as being the time of entry, regardless of the time at which the entrant attempted to send the entry and any technical problems or other complications that may have delayed its delivery. Sponsor, through its third party text messaging administrators, will store all messages received on its system. Sponsor is not responsible for service outages, message failures, transmission delays or any other factor affecting the availability or performance of the text messaging service. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the sweepstakes if, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, it is impossible or impractical to complete the contest as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.
(3) Mail entry to Great Lakes Brewing Co.:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Attn: Marketing Dept. (GLBC is Mine)
2516 Market Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Please include your full name, mailing address, and email address in your mail-in entry.
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.
Limit one (1) entry per household, regardless of the method of entry used. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed, or similar entry method, or the submission of more than one entry per household, will voice all entries and result in disqualification.
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 this Sweepstakes (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 this Sweepstakes 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 this Sweepstakes, 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 this Sweepstakes (including but not limited to terminating/suspending this Sweepstakes in one or more jurisdictions). Notice of termination/modification/suspension of this Sweepstakes will be posted on the 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 Sweepstakes.
Entrants further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of this Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from participating in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
Selection of Winner: Winners will be chosen from all eligible entries received within the Entry Period, by way of a random drawing conducted by Sponsor within two weeks of the expiration of the Entry Period. Winner will be contacted directly and privately via e-mail and/or first class mail within approximately two weeks after Sponsor’s determination of the winner as described in the preceding sentence.
Prize, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) and Odds of Winning: Up to Three (3) Grand Prize winner(s) will receive a trip for two (2) (the winner and a guest) to Cleveland and a Great Lakes Brewing Co. VIP brewery weekend in 2018 presented in partnership with Destination Cleveland, including:
- Round-trip coach class airfare for two (2) to Cleveland (airline to be chosen by Sponsor), departing from the major U.S. gateway airport nearest the winner’s place of residence (the “Departure Airport”) to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
- Lodging for three (3) nights, standard double-occupancy at a Cleveland hotel chosen by Sponsor
- All meals provided (at sites chosen by Sponsor)
- VIP private brewery tour for two (2)
- Opportunity to observe and interact with brewers at GLBC’s production facility
- GLBC Gift Shop shopping spree (for up to $200.00)
- Tickets for two (2) to Cleveland events and attractions (museum, sporting event, concert, or similar) (ticket value up to $100)
- Ground transportation in Cleveland (including transportation between the airport and the hotel, the brewery tour, and visits to local events/attractions)
Approximate Value of Package: $1500.00
Prize must be redeemed in 2018. Actual value of the prize may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between the Departure Airport and destination. Prize is not transferable and is not exchangeable or redeemable for cash. Flights, connecting flights, and airline tickets that are lost or stolen or expire prior to use will not be replaced. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor, or the Prize will be deemed forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to the winner and the guest. The winner and the guest must travel on the same itinerary. Changes will not be allowed once a reservation has been confirmed. Sponsor reserves right to change dates, in its sole discretion. Unless expressly otherwise stated herein, all expenses not expressly included in the prize package are not included and will be the sole responsibility of the winner and the guest, including, without limitation: baggage fees; travel insurance; entrance fees; room service; laundry service; spa treatments; alcoholic beverages; local and long distance telephone calls; merchandise and souvenirs; recreation, leisure & entertainment expenses; incidental expenses, tips and gratuities; taxes; and all other costs and expenses not expressly mentioned herein as part of the prize package.
Both the winner and the guest must be at least 21 years of age, legal residents of the United States, and have a valid Social Security Number and valid documents required for travel (government IDs, passports, etc.).
All applicable federal, state, local, and foreign tax laws apply. The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) requires Form 1099-MISC to be issued, and filed with the IRS for each recipient of a prize who is a resident of the United States if the value of that prize is at least $600. Reporting and payment of any applicable federal, state, local, and foreign taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner and the guest.
Odds of winning contest depend on the total number of eligible entries received within the Entry Period.
Claim and Delivery of Prize: The winner will have one week to contact Sponsor via e-mail to claim the prize. Also, as a condition for the delivery of the prize, the winner and the guest must provide to Sponsor proof of identification and eligibility, signed affidavits and releases, completed tax forms, and such other legal documentation as may be requested by Sponsor, and must do so within the time frame specified by Sponsor, and must do so within the time frame specified by Sponsor. If the prize is not claimed or the requested documentation not delivered as specified in the preceding sentence, or if the winner is determined by Sponsor to have breached or violated any of the provisions of these Official Rules, he/she will be deemed to have forfeited the prize. In such case, Sponsor will select an alternate winner using the same winner selection method as described in these Official Rules.
Sponsor will contact winner to determine a mutually agreeable weekend.
General Conditions: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, 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 and its 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 Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its 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 this Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or this Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of this Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (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 this Sweepstakes or receipt, possession, use or misuse of prize; or (6) any losses, damages, claims, or expenses of any kind whatsoever (including costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees) sustained or incurred arising out of or related to this Sweepstakes.
Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, 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 this Sweepstakes 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.
Winner List: The winner list of this Sweepstakes will be available after September 21. To obtain the winner list, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Attn: Make GLBC All Yours Sweepstakes, Great Lakes Brewing Company, 2516 Market Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.