Official Rules (“Official Rules”)
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
By entering into this Sweepstakes, I accept the terms and conditions and set forth in these Official Rules. I confirm I am at least 21 years old and have reached the age in my jurisdiction of residence at the time of opt-in. By entering the sweepstakes, I agree to sign up to receive newsletters and special offers from Straightaway Cocktails. The Associated Companies have provided prizes to the Sweepstakes but only Straightaway Cocktails is sponsoring the Sweepstakes and responsible for operating the Sweepstakes.
No Purchase Necessary. A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, municipal, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. (New Jersey Notice: This Sweepstakes is not void in New Jersey).
Eligibility: A GIFT FOR ME, A GIFT FOR YOU GIVEAWAY (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to anyone who is at least 21 years of age and lives within the continental United States and has a valid email address/Instagram account. Employees, independent contractors, interns, officers, directors, and agents of the Sponsor and the associated companies are not eligible to enter.
Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Straightaway Cocktails.
Agreement to Official Rules: By entering the Sweepstakes, you indicate your full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, (a) these Official Rules and (b) the Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Entry Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00am PST on 11/6/2023(“Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. The Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes will end on 11/13/2023 at 11:59pm PST.
Drawing: After the Entry Period, on or about 11/14/2023, Sponsor will select 1 potential winner in a random drawing of all comments on Instagram received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received.
Notification and Requirements of Potential Winners: The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winners via Direct Instagram Messaging within five (5) business days of the Giveaway ending. If a potential winner does not respond within two (2) calendar days after the notice is sent, the Sponsor will select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from all remaining entries received. A potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. If a potential winner fails to sign and return these documents within the required time period, of 2 business days, an alternate potential winner may be selected in a random drawing of all remaining Instagram comments received.
Description of Prizes:Two $75 gift cards to Modern Sprout, The Sill, & Straightaway Cocktails. Two Holiday Trio Coffee Gift Boxes from Stumptown Coffee.
The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor's discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winners. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prizes to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of the prizes constitute permission for Sponsors. to use the winner's names, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Winners must be 21+.
General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize(s) at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, the prize providers, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) 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 Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Use of Entrant Information: By entering the Sweepstakes, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor and the participating companies Straightaway Cocktails and Imaginary Authors will use Entrant’s information, including, without limitation, your Instagram account, your email address, phone number, mailing address, or any other contact information provided for general solicitation, marketing, or other business or promotional activities in connection with the services and products provided by Sponsor or the participating companies. You may at any time revoke the use of such information by providing written notice to Sponsor and each other participating company using the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” options available. Please note that your opt-out preference will apply to marketing communication with each brand individually. You may not apply to transactional communication including those associated with your entry.
Disputes: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resorting to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Columbus, Ohio. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights, and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Ohio or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ohio.
Results: To request a winners list, send an email to Straightaway Cocktails at email@example.com must be received within four (4) weeks of the end of the Entry Period.