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CONTEST DESCRIPTION: Attention hooman, your dog wants to be featured on the Wall of Waggs! Ben & Jerry’s is hosting the Wall of Waggs photo and video contest to celebrate the new Doggie Desserts flavors, Rosie’s Batch and Pontch’s Mix. It’s simple! Just post a photo or video on Instagram or Twitter, tag and follow @benandjerrysfordogs, mention #WallOfWaggsContest and #DoggieDesserts, then share the post link in the submission form on the contest webpage. Each week, the contest will showcase a different theme or ‘pup personality’, and the prize packages include gifts and goodies that match the theme. We’re looking for creativity, originality, and a clear connection to each weekly theme.
The “Wall of Waggs” Contest (the “Contest”) is a skill-based contest in which Entrants (as defined below in the Eligibility Section) submit their photo or video in response to the weekly Ben & Jerry’s dog theme post. Additionally, individuals who submit an entry into the Contest will automatically earn one (1) entry into the “Wall of Waggs” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”). The Contest and the Sweepstakes shall be collectively referred to as the “Promotion”.
ELIGIBILITY: Promotion open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”), who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). Individuals employed by or otherwise associated with employees of Ben & Jerry’s (the “Sponsor”), its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, promotional partners, agencies, Marden-Kane, Inc., (the “Administrator”) (collectively “Releasees”, “Released Parties” and/or “Promotion Entities”) and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses) & persons living in the same household are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Each Entrant, by participating in the Promotion, agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions.
PROMOTION DATES: The Promotion begins at 12:00:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 5, 2021, and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. ET on November 11, 2021 (the “Promotion Period”) which is further divided into four (4) Weekly Entry Periods (each a “Weekly Entry Period”) as defined in the charts below. For purposes of this Promotion, a “day” is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00:00 PM (noon) ET and ending at 11:59:59 AM ET each day of the Promotion. A Weekly Entry Period is defined as a 7-day period (Wednesday to Wednesday) except for the first week of the Promotion which is a 9-day period (from Tuesday to the following Wednesday). The Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Promotion and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received.
Sweepstakes - Entry Periods, Drawing & Prize Details Chart (the “Sweepstakes Chart”)
All dates are 2021 calendar year. All times are Eastern Time Zone.
Weekly Entry Period
|Start Date at 12:00 PM (noon) ET||End Date at 11:59:59 AM ET||
Drawing Date (on or about)
Number of Sweepstakes Winners
Contest - Entry Periods, Judging & Prize Details Chart (the “Contest Chart”)
All dates are 2021 calendar year. All times are Eastern Time Zone.
Weekly Entry Period
|Start Date at 12:00:00 PM (noon) ET||
End Date at 11:59:59 AM ET
Judging Date (on or about)
Number of Sweepstakes Winners
*See “PRIZES” section below for more information regarding the prizes. Non-winning entries WILL NOT roll over to subsequent Entry Periods, if any.
Instagram and Twitter Entry Requirements:
- Twitter account must be set to public and remain public until the winner announcement.
- Instagram privacy options on your account settings must be set to "OFF" and must remain off until the winner announcement.
- Entry must include the required hashtags “#WallOfWaggsContest” and #DoggieDesserts and you must tag @benandjerrysfordogs.
- You must follow @benandjerrysfordogs for the duration of the Promotion.
HOW TO ENTER:
 Show or tell us your dogs personality as it relates to each of the weekly themes with a photo or video (maximum 60 second video or 100 words) (the “Entry”);
- Week 1 theme: Action + Adventure
- Week 2 theme: Lazzzy Dawwwgs
- Week 3 theme: Besst Frens.
- Week 4 theme: K-9 Comedians
 Post your Entry on Twitter or Instagram using #WallOfWaggsContest and #DoggieDesserts, tag @benandjerrysfordogs, then head to our website to register your entry;
 Go to https://benjerry.com/flavors/doggie-desserts/wall-of-waggs-contest and complete the information required including posting the link to your Entry (your actual photo or video post) from your Instagram or Twitter account where required; and
 Click the submit button (collectively the “Entry Submission”).
Entrant(s) will receive one (1) entry into the Contest component of the Promotion as well as one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes component of the Promotion for the Weekly Entry Period it was received. You must submit an entry into the Contest component of the promotion to earn an entry into the Sweepstakes component of the Promotion.
Limitations: There is a limit of two (2) Entries per person/social media account per Weekly Entry Period (for purposes of clarity: 2 entries on Twitter per Weekly Entry Period and 2 entries on Instagram per Weekly Entry Period for a maximum of four (4) entries per Weekly Entry Period). Entries submitted during a Weekly Period will be eligible for the Weekly Period judging and drawing in which it was submitted. Entries will not be included in future Weekly Entry Periods. Entrants must come back weekly to be entered into each Weekly Promotion and must submit a new entry based on the new Weekly Entry Period theme. Entries received in excess of the entry limit stated herein will be disqualified and will not be reviewed by the judges in the Contest Weekly Period Judging nor included in the Sweepstakes Weekly Entry Period Drawing. By submitting an entry, Entrant agrees to comply with the Official Rules. Entries may only be submitted by a single Entrant. Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules, as determined in Sponsor and/or Administrator’s sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Promotion. Decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrator are final and binding. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same account. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that Entrant's entries and that Entrant may be disqualified.
Important Information About Your Entry:
- Entries must be submitted in English.
- Entries received that are illegible or incomplete, will be disqualified.
- Entrant certifies that the Entry Submission is his/her original work, accurate to the Entrant’s work, and that he/she has all rights to the submission, that it has not been previously entered into another contest, published, released, or distributed; does not infringe on any third-party rights; and is suitable for the Contest.
- Sponsor is under no obligation to correspond with Entrant and Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.
Guidelines and Content Restrictions:
- Entry must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights;
- Entry must not disparage or embarrass Sponsor, or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Promotion;
- Entry must not feature brand names or trademarks or images/likeness of others except the Sponsors products, images, brand names, or likenesses;
- Entry must not contain material that is harassing, inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, libelous or illegal; Entry must not contain any materials relating to politics, lotteries, gambling, tobacco, alcohol or drugs, pornography, adult-oriented content, any other sexually-explicit material or any illegal activity;
- Entry must not contain anything that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or illegal activity; and
- Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Entry is created.
- Entry must adhere to the creative theme.
- Entry must be Entrant’s own original work, created solely by Entrant or content that incorporates materials from the public domain; must not have previously published, released or distributed in any form; must not have won any award;
- If any persons appear or are referred to in the Entry, Entrant is solely responsible for obtaining, prior to submitting the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition. If any person appearing in any Entry is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release. Entrant agrees to provide Sponsor with written confirmation of those permissions and rights upon request.
- Entry must not contain any personally identifiable information of any person other than the Entrant’s name. Should Entrant include personally identifiable information about Entrant in the Entry, Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such information will be disclosed publicly and Entrant is solely responsible for any consequences thereof.
If the Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the content of the entry does not meet any of the Guidelines and/or Content Restrictions as outline above, or unacceptable for any reason, the entry will not be eligible for any prize consideration and may be withdrawn without notice from the Promotion at any time at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or Administrator. Each entry submission must be manually key stroked and manually entered by the individual Entrant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including, but not limited to, entries made using any script, macro, bot or Promotion service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these accounts or related e-mail or IP addresses may be blocked. By submitting an entry and using the hashtag(s), Entrant acknowledges that he/she read, understands and agrees to the Official Rules. Entries may only be submitted by a single Entrant. Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules, as determined in Sponsor and/or Administrator’s sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Promotion.
The name of the person submitting the entry must be the authorized account holder of such email account and Instagram or Twitter account, otherwise the entry may be deemed void. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a potential winner, the entry will be declared made by the authorized holder of the email account used for entry, and potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such account. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the Entrant changes their Instagram or Twitter account during the Promotion Period. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of delivery of entry.
DETERMINING OT WINNERS:
A random drawing to select Weekly Period prize winners will be conducted on or about each of the drawing dates stated in the Chart above (each, a “Drawing Date”) from among all eligible entries received by the end date for that Weekly Period. Entries received in prior Weekly Periods will not be included in future Weekly Period Drawings. Drawings will be conducted by Marden-Kane, Inc., who is an independent organization. Decisions of the Sponsor/Administrator will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.
Weekly Entry Period Winners: During the Judging/Selection Period, all eligible entries will be judged by a panel of qualified judges (including representatives from Sponsor and its marketing agencies) under the supervision of the Administrator on the basis of the following criteria*:
- Appropriateness to Weekly theme (25% of total score)
- Originality (25% of total score)
- Creativity (25% of total score)
- Entertainment Quality (25% of total score)
Grand Prize Winner: The Weekly First Prize winner receiving the highest score will be deemed the Grand Prize Contest winner*.
* In the event of a tie, from among those tied, the winner will be the Entry receiving the highest score in the Appropriateness to Contest Theme category. In the event of a tie in Appropriateness to Contest Theme judging criteria, the Entries will be re-judged by a different panel of judges. Judging scores will not be revealed. The decisions of the panel are final. The potential winner will be the Entrant who submitted the Entry that received the highest score, as determined by the panel in its sole discretion. In the event that not enough eligible entries are received prize may not be awarded.
Decisions of the Sponsor/Administrator will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Promotion.
Twelve Hundred (1200) First Prizes (three hundred (300) per Weekly Entry Period): one (1) custom-printed bandana for your furry friend, one (1) coupon for pint of ice cream for mom/dad (the Winner), and one (1) coupon for a cup of Doggie Dessert for your furry friend (your dog). Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $14.00 each.
Total ARV of all Sweepstakes prizes: $16,800.00. Odds of winning a Sweepstakes Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
One (1) Grand Prize Winner: a dog play structure and dog house. Depending on needs and size of dog items will be either indoor or outdoor or for a small or large dog. ARV: $2,000.00.
Four (4) First Prize Winners (one (1) per Weekly Entry Period) as listed below:
- Week 1 First Prize – Action + Adventure: a doggie prize pack for your furry friend which includes a dog leash, bowl, water bottle + doggie drinking cup and frisbee/tug toy. ARV: $256.00.
- Week 2 First Prize – Lazzzy Dawwwgs: a doggie prize pack for your furry friend which includes a dog leash, bowl, blanket and bed. ARV: $319.00.
- Week 3 First Prize – Besst Frens: a doggie prize pack for your furry friend which includes a dog leash, bowl, hat for mom/dad, hat for your dog, a photo of your dog printed on wood and a matching collar + bracelet. ARV: $339.00.
- Week 4 First Prize – K-9 Comedians: a doggie prize pack for your furry friend which includes a dog leash, bowl, dog hat, cookie selfie prop and toy. ARV: $191.00.
Forty (40) Second Prize Winners (ten (10) per Weekly Entry Period) as listed below:
- Week 1 Second Prize – Action + Adventure: a doggie travel bag. ARV: $200.00.
- Week 2 Second Prize – Lazzzy Dawwwgs: a doggie travel bag. ARV: $200.00.
- Week 3 Second Prize – Besst Frens: a doggie travel bag. ARV: $200.00.
- Week 4 Second Prize – K-9 Comedians: a doggie travel bag. ARV: $200.00.
Total ARV of all Contest prizes: $13,850.00.
Total ARV of all prizes: $30,650.00. In the event that not enough eligible entries are received all prizes may not be awarded. Limit of one (1) Sweepstakes prize per person. An Entrant may win a Sweepstakes prize and a Contest prize. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer a prize, or redeem a prize for cash; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value in its sole discretion. All federal, state and local taxes, and any other charges and incidental costs associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of each winner. Released Parties are not responsible for any inability of any winner to accept or use any prize. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION:
If an Entrant has won a Sweepstakes prize there is no action needed on the part of the Entrant. The Entrant will receive their prize at the address submitted with their entry within 4 to 6 weeks of the drawing of which they are a winner.
Administrator will notify potential winners by email at the email address provided with the entry on or about two (2) business days from the judging date specified in the Chart above. Potential Winners will be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and; where legal, a Publicity Release (collectively the “Affidavit”). The Grand Prize winner will also be required to complete, sign and return an IRS Form W-9 and furnish his/her social security number that will be used only for the purpose of reporting the Winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, as required by law. The Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, request any additional documentation needed to verify a winner. Completed paperwork must be returned within four (4) days from prize notification date or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner. If a potential Winner is 18 or older, but a minor in his or her state of residence, the potential Winner’s parent or legal guardian must sign all required documents. Failure to timely return any documents requested, return of prize notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules will result in such potential Winner being disqualified. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential Winner, and an alternate Winner will be selected. Any false statement made by a potential winner will result in automatic disqualification. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or if any notification/Document is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winning Entry will be disqualified and the Entry with the next highest score may be notified, time permitting, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Entrants assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Promotion or use or redemption of any prize. Releasees and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, promotion agencies, the prize suppliers and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns, will have no liability for any claim arising in connection with the Promotion, and the entry or participation in this Promotion, or the acceptance, possession, receipt, attendance at, travel related to, use, misuse, inability to use, delivery or defect of any prize. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winners’ name and/or likeness for commercial purposes without further notice and compensation, unless prohibited by law. Releasees will have no responsibility for promotional materials that may be illegible, mutilated, altered, forged, duplicated or tampered with in any way, or for printing, typographical, mechanical or other errors or for any error in the notification or announcement of the prize. In no event will Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of available prizes stated in these Official Rules. Participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final. By participating, Entrant releases the Promotion Entities from any claims arising out of any use or disclosure of an Entry/Submission consistent with these Official Rules. Releasees do not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced video/music/lyrics. Nothing in these Official Rules should be construed so as to limit or exclude either the Released Parties or the Entrant from liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.
SIMILAR IDEAS: You understand and acknowledge that: i) Promotion Entities have wide access to ideas, stories, designs, film, tape, video, and other materials, and those new ideas are constantly being submitted to it or being developed by their own employees or third parties; ii) many ideas may be competitive with, similar to, or identical to content in your Entry; iii) You will not be entitled to any compensation as a result of Promotion Entities' use of your Entry (or any elements thereof) as well as any such similar or identical material that has or may come to Promotion Entities, or any of them, in any manner, including without limitation, from other sources. Finally, you acknowledge that, with respect to any claim of yours relating to or arising out of, resulting from or related to this Promotion, the damage, if any, thereby caused to you will not be irreparable or otherwise sufficient to entitle you to seek any injunctive or other equitable relief or in any way enjoin, otherwise interfere with, delay, or interrupt the production, distribution, exhibition, or other exploitation of any production based on, or allegedly based on, your Entry, and your rights and remedies in any such event shall be strictly limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law. By participating in the Promotion, Entrants acknowledge and agree that: (a) Promotion Entities, may now have similar concepts, artwork and/or ideas in development and/or may independently develop and use similar concepts, work and/or ideas; (b) any similarity between any entry that Entrants submit and/or any materials already in development or independently developed hereafter by the Promotion Entities shall be coincidental; and (c) Entrants shall have no rights whatsoever in or to, nor shall Entrants make any claim against, any artwork, sketches, designs, concepts or ideas already in development, or that may hereafter be independently developed, by the Promotion Entities notwithstanding any similarity to any materials (including the entry) that Entrant has submitted hereunder nor with respect to any use by the Promotion Entities of the entries (or elements thereof).
License/Grant of Rights. By participating in the Promotion, each Entrant hereby irrevocably assigns to the Promotion Entities all rights, title and interest in and to the Entry including all results and proceeds thereof including all copyrights therein and thereto and all renewals, extensions, and restorations thereof, and all rights to exploit the same throughout the universe, in perpetuity (but in any event for not less than the period of copyright and any renewals, extensions, and restorations thereof), in any and all media, and by any and all means, manner, content delivery mechanisms or technology, whether now known or hereafter devised.
NOTICE: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS 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 TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Releasees will not be responsible for lost, late, damaged, or for any technical problems, faulty, lost, garbled, incomplete, incorrect or mis-transcribed data/phone transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind including any injury or damage to any person’s computer/mobile device related to or resulting from participating in or experiencing any materials in connection with this Promotion. Releasees are not responsible for malfunctions or breakdown of any systems, unavailable service connections, lost, incomplete or faulty network connectivity of any kind, failures of any service providers, social media sites, or any combination thereof, which may limit a person’s ability to participate in this Promotion. Proof of submission will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor. Releasees assume no responsibility for undeliverable submission resulting from filtration of a user’s Internet service or wireless phone carrier network. Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify the Promotion if it cannot be executed as planned for any reason or event beyond Sponsor’s control (a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), including, but not limited to, if fraud or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Promotion, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Promotion as determined by Sponsor and/or the independent judging organization, in their sole discretion. If the Promotion is so cancelled, eligible entries received prior to such action may be judged based on the judging criteria to award prizes. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or the like methods of participation will void all such submissions. Sponsor and/or Administrator reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected or if the participant fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules.
DISPUTES: By participating, Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Vermont; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including but not limited to costs associated with entering this Promotion but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) to the extent allowed by applicable law, under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and participants hereby waive, all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official rules, participants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Vermont, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Vermont or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Vermont.
WINNERS LIST: To request the name of the Grand Prize Winner, send an e-mail with subject line "Wall of Waggs" to email@example.com. Requests must be received no later than November 30, 2021. The list will be sent when the winner is verified.
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