2019 Guinness Blonde Brewery Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. HOWEVER, FLORIDA RESIDENTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER OR WIN A GRAND PRIZE OF A TRIP TO THE GUINNESS OPEN GATE BREWERY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

1. To Enter:
Beginning May 8, 2019, on a 3”x5” card/paper, print your name, zip code**, state**, telephone number and e-mail address. Mail 3”x5” card/paper in a business size (#10) envelope to: 2019 Guinness Blonde Brewery Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 1008, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1008, to be received by September 3, 2019.† Limit of one (1) entry per person. Multiple entries will automatically result in disqualification. Facsimiles or mechanical reproductions will not be accepted. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, or incorrect entries or other Sweepstakes materials, all of which are void. Sponsor is also not responsible for postage due mail or for technical difficulties, telephone or other equipment or service issues which might affect the ability of the Sponsor to notify the winners. All entries become the property of the sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by any human or technological error that may occur in the processing of entries in the Sweepstakes. Entrants’ personal information will only be used for purposes of Sweepstakes administration, unless an entrant expressly consents beforehand in writing to such other use by Sponsor. For more information, please review Diageo’s Privacy & Cookie Notice at https://footer.diageohorizon.com/dfs/assets/www.guinness.com/PrivacyPolicy_uen.html?locale=uen-us.

**Zip code and state will be used to determine whether an entrant is eligible for the Region 2, 3 or 4 random drawing, in addition to the Region 1 (national; excluding the State of Florida) random drawing, as discussed in Rule 3 below.

†At some point after the commencement of the Sweepstakes on May 8, 2019, Sponsor may perhaps also permit persons to enter the Sweepstakes on-line at https://www.guinnessblondesummer.com (“Website”). However, this is NOT guaranteed and Sponsor shall have no liability under any legal theory should persons not be able to enter the Sweepstakes on-line for any reason. If Sponsor chooses to allow for on-line entry, notice will be posted at Website which will be accessible via desktop and mobile devices. In addition, Sponsor may perhaps allow for persons to receive a link to the mobile version of the Website by texting a designated keyword to a certain, specified short code. If offered, on-line entry will only be available to persons who have NOT already entered the Sweepstakes via postal mail. Any opportunity to enter the Sweepstakes on-line will be subject to additional conditions, as set forth in a revised version of these Official Rules posted at the Website. Do NOT enter the Sweepstakes on-line without first reviewing the revised Official Rules.

2. Prizes:
SIX (6) Grand Prizes will be awarded. Grand Prize Winners will each receive a trip for him/herself and a guest (21 or older) to see the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe, MD. Trip is for three (3) days, two (2) nights, including: roundtrip coach air travel from major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence to Baltimore (airports are of Sponsor’s sole choosing); (1) $500 gift card (which Grand Prize Winner may use for travel expenses or otherwise; issuer of gift card is of Sponsor’s sole choosing; gift card is subject to terms and conditions indicated thereon/provided therewith); guided tour of the Guinness Open Gate Brewery; and standard, double occupancy accommodations for winner and guest for two (2) nights at a hotel of Sponsor’s sole choosing in Baltimore. Alcohol beverages are not part of the prize. Grand Prize Winners and guests must conduct themselves at all times in a socially responsible, respectful and appropriate manner (including but not limited to during the guided tour of the Guinness Open Gate Brewery; and, should winner and/or guest fail to do so, Grand Prize may be immediately terminated, and the Sponsor may pursue other legal sanctions against the winner and/or guest.) If a Grand Prize winner chooses to travel without a guest (or if guest does not timely return the liability release and publicity release [where lawful] documentation and Sponsor determines that sufficient time does not remain for selection/approval of a replacement guest, as discussed in Rule 3 below), Grand Prize will be awarded in increments appropriate for the Grand Prize winner taking the trip alone and no substitute prize or compensation will be awarded and, accordingly, the Grand Prize value will be less than the amount indicated below. If winner lives within reasonable driving distance of the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (including but not limited to winner from Region 3 as per Rule 3 below), air travel element of Grand Prize will be replaced with ground transportation and no substitute prize or compensation will be awarded and, accordingly, the Grand Prize value will be less than the amount indicated below. Trip is subject to availability, blackout dates and other restrictions. Valid travel documents are required for travel and are the sole responsibility of Grand Prize winners and guests. Prize must be accepted as set forth above or not at all. Trip must be booked by December 23, 2019 and completed by September 30, 2020 or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All costs/expenses not specified in these Official Rules with respect to the Grand Prize are the winner's sole responsibility.

Approximate Retail Value of each Grand Prize is $3,510.00. Retail value may vary depending on point of departure and other factors.

TWENTY-ONE (21) First Prizes will be awarded. Winner will receive ONE (1) Guinness Blonde branded tailgating package including (TWO) 2 folding chairs, cornhole set & cooler. Actual First Prize may differ from item as depicted in Sweepstakes advertising materials and Sponsor disclaims any and all liability in conjunction therewith. Individual items comprising tailgating package may be shipped to winner separately. First Prize will only be shipped to a street address. For Region 2 First Prize winner, such street address must be in the State of Maryland; for Region 4 First Prize winner, such street address must be in the State of Florida. Approximate retail value of each First Prize is $172.00.

TOTAL APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE OF ALL PRIZES OFFERED IN NEW YORK STATE: $24,328.00.

TOTAL APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE OF ALL PRIZES OFFERED IN FLORIDA: $172.00.

TOTAL APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE OF ALL PRIZES: $24,672.00.

3. Winner Determination: Winners will be determined via random drawing, to be conducted on or about September 6, 2019. For purposes of the random drawings, entries will be sorted by state(s) included within each Region as follows.

Region States Included Number of GRAND PRIZES Number of FIRST PRIZES
1 NATIONAL (EXCLUDING FL) 1 19
2 MD 0 1
3 KY, NY, NC, OH, VA, WV 5 0
4 FL 0 1


Each Region’s random drawing will consist of all eligible entries received only from residents of state(s) included within that Region. (The Region 1 random drawing will precede the Region 2 and 3 random drawings.) All drawings will be conducted by an independent third party judging agency, whose decisions will be final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning prize will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received for the applicable Region random drawing.

Winners will be notified by e-mail and/or phone. Winners will be notified on or about September 9, 2019. Grand Prize winners will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and a publicity release (where lawful) within five (5) days of notification (or such shorter period as may be indicated in winner notification material) or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected, at Sponsor's sole discretion. If Grand Prize winner cannot be located or does not respond to attempt to be notified within three (3) days (or such shorter period as may be indicated in winner notification material), prize will automatically be forfeited, and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor's sole discretion. First Prize winners will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and a publicity release (where lawful) within ten (10) days of notification or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected, at Sponsor's sole discretion. If First Prize winner cannot be located or does not respond to attempt to be notified within five (5) days, prize will automatically be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor's sole discretion.

Grand Prize winner’s guest must sign and return a liability release and a publicity release (where lawful) within five (5) days of notification of Grand Prize winner (or such shorter time as may be indicated in winner notification). If guest does not timely return signed liability release and publicity release (where lawful), Sponsor may allow Grand Prize winner to choose a replacement guest (again, who is 21 years of age or older) for such guest who must sign and return the liability/publicity release (where lawful) within five (5) days of winner notification (or such shorter time as may be indicated in winner notification); however, if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that sufficient time does not remain prior to the booked date of the trip to the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Grand Prize winner must accept the prize without a guest and, in such case, he/she will not receive compensation of any kind, as discussed above.

Winners (and guests of Grand Prize winners) agree that an electronic signature/affirmation or facsimile signature on the affidavit of eligibility, liability release and publicity release (where lawful) [for winner] or liability release and publicity release (where lawful) [for guest of Grand Prize winner] shall have the same legal force and effect as a hand-signed document. Notwithstanding the foregoing, should Sponsor or the independent judging agency determine in their sole discretion that the electronically signed/affirmed/facsimile signed version of the affidavit of eligibility, liability release and publicity release (where lawful) [for winner] or liability release and publicity release (where lawful) [for guest of Grand Prize winner] is not acceptable, Sponsor may condition award of prize or accompanying Grand Prize winner on the trip (as applicable) on return of the actual hand-signed document.

Except where prohibited, acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s consent to use of his/her name, likeness and biographical data for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation. Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the promotion without notice or further obligation.

Winners must furnish valid proof of age (for example, a driver’s license, birth certificate or passport). An affidavit of eligibility, liability release and publicity release (where lawful) must be provided to the independent judging agency before any prize can be received. No prize will be awarded unless the affidavit has been received by the independent judging agency.

4. Eligibility:
This Sweepstakes is open only to legal U.S. residents who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of the following entities and members of their families or households are not eligible for participation under any circumstances: Diageo Beer Company USA, its affiliates, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, alcohol beverage suppliers, importers, wholesalers, distributors or retailers. All federal, state and local laws apply.

5. General Conditions:
Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to abide by and accept the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. No substitution of prize or cash equivalent except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Cash equivalent may be less than the value of the prize. (The preceding expressly excludes the gift card element of Grand Prize, where cash redemption of gift cards is required by applicable law.) Limit one (1) prize per household, family or address in this Sweepstakes or any Diageo Beer Company USA sweepstakes/contest which was offered in the preceding six (6) month period wherein a trip to the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe, Maryland was awarded as a prize. Prize is non-transferable except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. All federal, state and local taxes on prize are winner’s sole responsibility. By accepting a prize, winner waives the right to assert as a cost of winning said prize, any and all costs of redemption or travel to redeem said prize and any and all liability that might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. It is the Grand Prize winner’s sole responsibility to arrange transportation to and from the airport nearest winner’s residence as selected by Sponsor. Grand Prize winner’s guest must also be 21 years of age or older; must sign a liability release and a publicity release (where lawful); and must travel on same itinerary as Grand Prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of any criminal records of prize winners and guests of Grand Prize winners. To the extent necessary and permitted by law, each prize winner and guest of Grand Prize winner shall authorize this background check. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any prize winner or guest of Grand Prize winner based on the background check. Winner also accepts sole responsibility for any miscellaneous costs relating to acceptance of prize.

Entrants hereby agree to indemnify and hold Sponsor, Facebook, Inc./Instagram harmless from and against any third-party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorney fees and court costs, arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties and representations set forth above. SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND REGARDING PRIZES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR INTENDED PURPOSE. THE ONLY WARRANTIES – IF ANY -- ARE THOSE OF THE APPLICABLE PRIZE SUPPLIER (BE IT A GOODS MANUFACTURER OR SERVICE PROVIDER).

The value of the prize won by a participant under the sweepstakes may be taxable as income to its winner. Winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees associated with the prize. Grand Prize Winners will be issued an IRS Form W-9 with the affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and a publicity release (where lawful) and a subsequent IRS Form 1099. Upon receipt of prize, the winners shall be required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local law, rules and regulations.

In consideration of his/her receipt of any prize, prize winner for himself or herself and his or her guest, heirs, personal representatives and assigns shall voluntarily and knowingly completely and forever release, waive and discharge Sponsor and all related parties, as well as Facebook, Inc./ Instagram, from and against any and every kind of claim, demand, injury, costs, attorney fees, right, liability or cause of action or other liabilities of whatever kind or nature, known or unknown, absolute or contingent, and whether or not fixed, which the prize winner ever had, now has or might in the future have arising in any way or related to this Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, prize winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes; prize winner’s Sweepstakes entry; use of prize winner’s name, likeness, biographical information, signature, image or likeness; prize winner’s receipt, use or inability to use any prize or part thereof, including but not limited to injury or loss sustained in any travel related to the prize; financial claims; physical and/or emotional injury; and/or any other legal claim that may arise, whether under contract, tort, warranty or any other theory or claim.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR TO DEFRAUD SPONSOR IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CONDUCT OF THE SWEEPSTAKES 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 PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW

Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the promotion at any time without notice or further obligation.

6. Winners’ List:
For names of winners, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: 2019 Guinness Blonde Brewery Sweepstakes – DIA1063858W, P.O. Box 1008, Rocky Hill, CT 06067-1008. All requests for the winners’ list must be postmarked by October 3, 2019 and received by October 17, 2019.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.

Sponsor: Diageo Beer Company USA, Norwalk, CT.

GUINNESS Blonde American Lager. Diageo Beer Company USA, Norwalk, CT
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