HUNGRY CART SWEEPSTAKES | OFFICIAL RULES
- NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
- VOID WHERE TAXED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW.
- ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
BY ENTERING (OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING IN) THE PROMOTION, ENTRANTS AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A BINDING CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE PROMOTION ENTITIES (DEFINED BELOW) FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
TIMING: The HUNGRY CART Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) starts at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 19th, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on February 2nd, 2024 (“Promotion Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to individuals who are legal residents and physically located in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of participation and have a valid form of government-issued identification form their U.S. state of residence. Employees, officers and directors of Retail Sports Marketing, Inc. (“RSM” or “Sponsor”), The Kroger Co., and each of their parent companies, and each of their respective subsidiaries, distributors, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies (collectively with RSM, “Promotion Entities”), and each of such employees’, officers’ and directors’ immediate family members (i.e., spouse, parent, grandparent, children, grandchildren and siblings and their respective spouses) and persons living in the same household (i.e., people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year, whether legally related or not), are not eligible to enter or win a prize in this Promotion. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating in the Promotion, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these “Official Rules” and the decisions of Sponsor, including the interpretation of these Official Rules and its exercise of discretion, which will be final and binding in all respects.
HOW TO ENTER: There is one (1) way to enter this Promotion:
- Online: To enter, visit www.pointsrewardsplus.com/games and play the HUNGRY CART digital game. Enter your name and email address when prompted to be automatically entered. All Entries must be submitted by the final day of the Promotion Period by 11:59:59 p.m. ET in order to be eligible. Entries generated by script, additional plays, macro, computer programs, programmed, robotic or other automated means and Entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void and may be disqualified.
Limit of one (1) Entry per person, per day (regardless of method) for the duration of the Promotion Period will be accepted. The term “week” starts on each Monday and ends on a Sunday except for the first week of the Promotion Period which starts on a Wednesday. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the limitation stated above will be void. Subsequent attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple Entries by using multiple or false contact information, accounts or otherwise may result in the entrant being disqualified. All Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Entries that are in excess of the stated limits, incomplete, illegible, corrupted, damaged, destroyed, forged, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified from the Promotion at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void. All materials submitted become the physical property of Sponsor and will not be returned. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, Entry will be deemed submitted by the registered account holder of the email address associated with the Entry or social media account for the domain associated with the submitted address provided that person is eligible. The winner may be required to show proof of being the registered account holder. Registered account holder is defined as the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an Entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected Entry will be deemed ineligible. The Sponsor’s designated database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Promotion. Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide the required information in their Entry form, or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor may be disqualified. The Promotion Entities may run multiple campaigns, contests, Promotion or other promotions simultaneously. Entry into one (1) campaign, contest or Promotion does not constitute Entry into any other.
RANDOM DRAWING: Four (4) potential Grand Prize winners will be selected in random drawings, one (1) per Qualifying Period (“Qualifying Period” or “QP”), scheduled to occur between August 16th, 2023 – February 2nd, 2024 from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. There are four (4) separate and independent Qualifying Periods where a Grand Prize winner will be selected. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected on or after five (5) business days following each Qualifying Period.
-QP #1: Beginning at 12:00:00 AM ET on July 19th, 2023, and ending on August 31st, 2023;
-QP #2: Beginning at 12:00:00 AM ET on September 1st, 2023, and ending on October 15th, 2023;
-QP #3: Beginning at 12:00:00 AM ET on October 16th, 2023, and ending on November 30th, 2023; and
-QP #4: Beginning at 12:00:00 AM ET on December 1st, 2023, and ending on February 2nd, 2024.
The random drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, or the representative of the Sponsor whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Promotion. Sponsor will have complete discretion over interpretation of the Official Rules, of administration of the Promotion, and of selection of the winner. Decisions of the Sponsor as to the selection of the winner will be final.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by e-mail in a commercially reasonable time after the drawing. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information. Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon sending of an email. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant’s email account to receive email messages.
The potential Grand Prize winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and, where lawful, a Publicity Release (collectively, the “Affidavit”) within two (2) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact the potential winner or the potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected for the applicable prize. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules, or if the potential prize winner cannot attend or participate in any portion of the prize, or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected. If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim prizes in excess of the number of each type of prize set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of prizes available may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s). Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, damaged, intercepted, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the potential winners, or if potential winner is a minor, for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts of potential winner to provide signed parental or guardian consent.
ODDS: Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of entries received.
GRAND PRIZE (4): Four (4) Grand Prize winners will be selected throughout the Promotion Period, one (1) during each Qualifying Period. Each Grand Prize winner will receive Free Groceries in the form of $500 in Kroger Gift Card(s) (“Grand Prize”). The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is: $500.00.
The total ARV of all Grand Prize(s) is: $2,000.00.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: The prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Prize is non-transferable, with no cash redemptions, equivalents or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. All prize details not specified in these Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change and prize provider’s rules and restrictions, and in the event that Sponsor is unable to provide the winner with his or her prize(s), the Sponsor may elect to provide winner with the approximate value of such item in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value. All prize(s) are awarded “AS IS” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Prize winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize(s) they receive, regardless of whether they, in whole or in part, are used. The ARV of the prize(s) is based on available information provided to Sponsor and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The winner may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number before the prize(s) will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of the winner, or if a minor in the jurisdiction in which s/he resides, in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, for the actual value of the prize(s) received. Unclaimed prize(s) will be forfeited. Prize(s), if legitimately claimed, will be awarded. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for and will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen prize(s) or any prize that is undeliverable or does not reach the winner because of an incorrect or changed address. If a winner does not accept or use the entire prize, the unaccepted or unused part of the prize will be forfeited, and the Promotion Entities will have no further obligation with respect to that prize or portion of the prize. No more than the stated prize(s) will be awarded. The total ARV of all of the prize(s) awarded in this Promotion is $2,000.00. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for and winner will not receive the difference, in any, between the actual value of the prize(s) at the time of award and the stated ARV in these Official Rules or in any Promotion-related correspondence or material. Limit of one (1) prize per person.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Promotion; (b) to indemnify, defend, release, discharge and hold harmless the Promotion Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, liability, costs (including attorneys’ fees), losses, damages, fines or injuries (up to and including bodily injury and death) of any kind arising out of or related to: (i) entrants’ participation in the Promotion (including travel to/from any Promotion activity); (ii) any acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize (including, without limitation, losses, damages or injuries to entrant’s or any other person’s equipment or other property, or to their persons, including those arising from any travel to/from any prize event or activity); (iii) the Released Parties’ violation of rights of publicity or privacy, claims of defamation or portrayal in a false light or based on any claim of infringement of intellectual property; and (iv) any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Promotion activity and/or prize. By participating, entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Promotion without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion. Each entrant further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all liability resulting or arising from the Promotion and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Released Parties and hereby acknowledge that the Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a prize supplier that may be sent along with a prize.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: Subject to applicable law, winner irrevocably grants the Promotion Entities and each of their licensees, and its and their successors, assigns and sub-licensees the right and permission to use their name, voice, likeness and/or biographical material for advertising, promotional and/or publicity purposes in connection with the Promotion, in all forms of media and by all manners (now and hereafter known), and on and in connection with related products, services, advertising and promotional materials (now known or hereafter developed), worldwide, in perpetuity, without any obligation, notice or consideration except for the awarding of the prize to the winner.
DISCLAIMERS: In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Promotion by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), interference with the Promotion by any party, or any federal, state, local or provincial government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each, a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Promotion or prize. Sponsor additionally reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion: (a) to modify, suspend or terminate the Promotion should causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or interfere with the administration, integrity, operation, security or proper play of the Promotion; or (b) to disqualify any entrant found to be, or suspected of: (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion; (ii) acting in violation of these Official Rules; or (iii) acting in an un-sportsmanlike manner. Released Parties are not responsible for postage-due mail or for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, illegible, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Entries, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of Entries, the announcement of the prize, or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised for any reason, including virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, epidemic, pandemic, an Act of God, or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion (or portion thereof) and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner from among all non-suspect, eligible Entries received prior to action taken. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE THE PROMOTION PLATFORM OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
GOVERNING LAW AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Promotion will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of North Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws.
BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE PROMOTION, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (D) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: The parties each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Sponsor shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited. The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Promotion shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS. In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing). Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.
REQUEST FOR WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the winners available after February 22nd, 2024, send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by February 26th, 2024 to: HUNGRY CART Sweepstakes Winner Request, PO Box 481924, Charlotte, NC 28269.
Released Parties: The Kroger Co., Retail Sports Marketing, Inc., Neptune Retail Solutions, Catalina, Inmar Inc., Blue Diamond Growers, Campbell Soup Company, Chobani Inc., Conagra Brands, Inc., Congo Brands, Dole Food Company, Inc., Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, Inc., Energizer Holdings, Inc., Ferrero SpA, Ferrara Candy Company, Flowers Foods, Inc., F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc., General Mills, Inc., Link Snacks, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Kellogg's Company, La Terra Fina USA LLC, Lactalis American Group, Inc., Mars, Incorporated, Mattel, Inc., Monster Energy Company, The Procter & Gamble Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Reynolds Consumer Products, Inc., Tree Top, Inc., Unilever PLC., Mondelez International, Alkaline Water Company Inc., The J.M. Smucker Company, Clif Bar & Company, Perfetti Van Melle Group B. V., HP Hood LLC, Sony Corporation of America, Microsoft Corporation, Nintendo Co., Ltd., Apple Inc., Google LLC, Roblox Corporation, their parent companies and each of their respective subsidiaries and each of their respective employees, directors, members, managers, shareholders, agents, vendors, licensors, licensees, contractors, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”).
SPONSOR: Retail Sports Marketing, Inc.; 10150 Mallard Creek Road, Suite 500, Charlotte, NC 28262. Reference to third parties in connection with prizes and/or third-party websites or services are for reference and identification purposes only and not intended to suggest endorsement, sponsorship or affiliation with Sponsor or the Promotion.