NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS, 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
This sweepstakes begins on National Margarita Day, Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.
Take an original photo of a cocktail (which may include Tequila Don Julio) or a “mocktail” (i.e., a cocktail prepared without any alcohol products)† either on or in honor of National Margarita Day.
Share your photo on your public account on Instagram along with the hashtags #agaveandeeeeeeats and #DonJulio4NationalMargaritaDay. (You may include a caption or additional text as part of your photo, but this is not required nor will doing so enhance your chances of winning. Such additional text must still comply with the content requirements in these Official Rules.)
Follow the official Infatuation account on Instagram (@Infatuation) if you have not done so already.
All entries must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 1, 2018.
† AN ALCOHOL PURCHASE IS NOT REQUIRED TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. IF YOUR PHOTO IS OF A COCKTAIL, DO NOT SHOW PERSONS CONSUMING THE COCKTAIL. VIOLATION OF THIS RESTRICTION WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES. (Whether photo is of a cocktail or a “mocktail” will not affect your odds of winning.)
Provided that your photo (and accompanying text, if any) fully complies with these Official Rules (including the content requirements in Rules 3 and 7 below), you will be entered into a random drawing to select the prize winner.
You must be a registered member of Instagram in order to participate in the Sweepstakes and be eligible to win the prize. Membership on Instagram is free but a compatible mobile device is required to download the Instagram app and use the Instagram service.
You will be charged for all data usage on your handset according to the terms in your individual Calling Plan with your cellular provider. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding your pricing plan. Not all cellular phone providers carry necessary service to participate. Wireless service/internet access may not be available in all areas.
By sharing a photo (“Sweepstakes Entry”), you agree that your Sweepstakes Entry conforms to these Official Rules and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may declare your Sweepstakes Entry void and disqualify you from the Sweepstakes if it believes that your Sweepstakes Entry fails to conform to these Official Rules, for any reason Sponsor deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
When sharing your National Margarita Day photo, you MUST include the hashtag #DonJulio4NationalMargaritaDay (as well as the #agaveandeeeeeeats hashtag) in your photo. In accordance with applicable law, the use of the hashtag #DonJulio4NationalMargaritaDay serves to disclose to the public that, in sharing your National Margarita Day photo, you are entering a sweepstakes promotion for Don Julio premium tequila for a chance to win a prize from Diageo Americas, Inc. as the Sweepstakes sponsor. If the hashtag #DonJulio4NationalMargaritaDay is omitted from your photo, your Sweepstakes entry is subject to disqualification by Sponsor (even if the photo/entry is otherwise eligible for the Sweepstakes).
National Margarita Day photo may include entrant and/or other persons, provided that they are (a) 21 years or older and (b) incidental to the cocktail/mocktail which is the subject of the photo.
See Rule 7 below for additional restrictions on content of photo/entry.
There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. A given person may only use one (1) Instagram account to participate in the Sweepstakes. Do NOT “re-gram” other persons’ photos as this will not result in entry. In addition, photo must comply with size and other technical requirements of Instagram.
Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, corrupted, jumbled, garbled, damaged, inaccessible/blocked, jumbled, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, mechanically reproduced or incorrect entries or other Sweepstakes materials, all of which are void. Sponsor is not responsible for technical difficulties, telephone or cell phone service disruptions or other equipment or service issues which might affect the ability of an individual to access the Instagram social media platform or enter the Sweepstakes; or the ability of the Sponsor to notify the winner. Facsimiles or mechanical reproductions will not be accepted. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. No alterations or forged entries are permitted.
One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. Grand Prize Winner will each receive a trip for him/herself and a guest (21 or older) to EEEEEATSCON 2018, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. Trip is for 3 days/2 nights, including: roundtrip coach air travel from major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence to Los Angeles (airport of Sponsor’s sole choosing); standard, double occupancy accommodations for winner and guest at a hotel of Sponsor’s sole choosing in Santa Monica or vicinity; ground transportation between hotel and EEEEEATSCON 2018; (2) general admission tickets to EEEEEATSCON 2018 (Tickets are subject to terms and conditions as indicated thereon as well as venue restrictions. Tickets are not for re-sale. Tickets only entitles holder to event access and does NOT include food or beverages, which must be purchased at event). Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize is $2,750.00. Retail value may vary depending on point of departure and other factors.
Alcohol beverages are not part of the Grand Prize.
Grand Prize must be accepted as set forth herein or not at all.
Trip is subject to availability and other restrictions. Grand Prize trip must be taken May 18 – 20, 2018 so as to attend EEEEEATSCON 2018 on May 19, 2018; if winner is unavailable to travel on such dates for any reason, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety without compensation and an alternate winner may be selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
If Grand Prize winner chooses to travel without a guest, 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 above.
If Grand Prize winner lives within reasonable driving distance of Santa Monica (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), Sponsor will replace air travel component of prize with ground transportation or a stipend for same in its sole discretion (and, if a stipend is awarded, the amount of such stipend will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). In such case, no substitute prize or compensation will be awarded and, accordingly, the Grand Prize value will be less than the amount indicated above.
Grand Prize Winner and guest must conduct themselves at all times in a socially responsible, respectful and appropriate manner, including but not limited to their attendance at the EEEEEATSCON event; 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.
All costs/expenses not specified in these Official Rules with respect to the Grand Prize Trip are the winner’s sole responsibility.
Winner will be determined in a random drawing consisting of all eligible entries received. (For the avoidance of doubt, the nature or quality of photos will NOT be taken into account in the winner determination procedure; however, to constitute an eligible entry, the photo (and accompanying text, if any) must be in full compliance with these Official Rules, including the content requirements in Rule 3 above and Rule 7 below). The drawing shall be conducted on or about March 2, 2018, by The Infatuation Inc., an independent third party entity, 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 random drawing.
Winner will be notified by direct message from @Infatuation on or about March 2, 2018. IT IS THE ENTRANT’S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO CONFIRM THAT HIS/HER PRIVACY SETTINGS ALLOW FOR @INFATUATION TO CONTACT HIM/HER VIA DIRECT MESSAGE. Winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release (where lawful) within three (3) days of notification or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If winner cannot be located or does not respond to attempt to be notified within two (2) days, prize will automatically be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winner’s guest must sign and return a liability release and a publicity release (where lawful) within three (3) days of notification of winner. 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.
As part of prize claim procedure, winner must furnish valid proof of age (for example, a driver’s license, birth certificate or passport). An Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release (where lawful) must be provided before the prize can be received.
This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States 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 Americas, Inc., The Infatuation Inc., and (as applicable) their respective affiliates, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, alcohol beverage suppliers, importers, wholesalers, distributors or retailers. All federal, state and local laws apply.
All materials, documents, information and data posted by entrant in connection with this Sweepstakes, including the Sweepstakes entry and submission (collectively “Sweepstakes entry”) are the property of Sponsor, will not be returned and may not be acknowledged. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants represent and warrant that their Sweepstakes entry (National Margarita Day photo, including any accompanying text) is their sole, original work and that it does not infringe upon the rights of any other party, including but not limited to any intellectual property, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any other party. By submitting a Sweepstakes entry, entrant further represents and warrants that any persons depicted or referenced (incidentally) in his/her entry have given his or her express written consent to the depiction/reference and use as contemplated by these Official Rules and that entrant has obtained written permission for such use from any such person; and, Sponsor reserves the right to condition prize award upon potential winner establishing to Sponsor’s satisfaction upon its request that such written permissions were in fact obtained from such depicted/referenced persons. Submission of an entry grants Sponsor and its designees (including The Infatuation Inc.) the right to use, publish, adapt, edit and/or modify Sweepstakes entry in any way, in whole or in part, and to use such Sweepstakes entry, and any ideas or concepts contained therein, in commerce and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to the Don Julio website, @DonJulioTequila (the official Don Julio account on Instagram) and @Infatuation without limitation or compensation to the entrant and without right of notice, review or approval of any such use of the Sweepstakes entry. Without limiting the foregoing, such use of Sweepstakes entry may perhaps include Sponsor and/or The Infatuation Inc. re-posting Sweepstakes entry in an on-line “gallery;” and, in such case, posting of the Sweepstakes entry shall not constitute any representation of eligibility or selection of entrant as the potential prize winner in the Sweepstakes. Submission of a Sweepstakes entry further constitutes the entrant’s consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to the Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in and to the Sweepstakes entry, including but not limited to all intellectual property rights and proprietary rights worldwide. (The preceding is subject only to those rights reserved by Instagram as the operator of a social media platform). Any content, material or information included in Sweepstakes entry shall not be confidential, proprietary or trade secret. By submitting a Sweepstakes entry, entrant consents to Sponsor’s/its designees’ use, reproduction and disclosure of the Sweepstakes entry, and ideas, concepts or other materials contained therein, for any purpose, including any commercial purpose. Any Sweepstakes entry that contains third party artistic works, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos or similar brand identifying marks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights will not constitute a valid Sweepstakes entry.
The photo, including any accompanying text, must be taken/created solely by the entrant. By submitting an entry, entrant represents and warrants that: (i) his/her photo, including any accompanying text, is the sole and original creation of the entrant and has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work; (ii) the entry does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, trade name, trade secret or other proprietary right of any person or entity; and (iii) the person(s) depicted or referenced (incidentally) in the photo, including any accompanying text, has given his or her express written consent to its submission into the Sweepstakes and use as contemplated by these Official Rules and by submitting any photo including any accompanying text that contains the name, image, voice, signature, statements, likeness of (or other reference to) any person, you hereby represent and warrant that you have obtained such written permission. Any photo including any accompanying text that contains third party artistic works, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, similar brand identifying marks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights will not constitute a valid Sweepstakes entry. Submission of a Sweepstakes entry grants Sponsor and its designees (including The Infatuation, Inc.) the right to use, publish, adapt, edit and/or modify entry in any way, in whole or in part, and to use such entry in commerce and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to the Don Julio website, @DonJulioTequila, and/or @Infatuation, without limitation or compensation to the entrant and without right of notice, review or approval of any such use of the entry.
Photos containing full or partial nudity, defined as the display of the genitals, pubic area, vulva, anus, or anal cleft with less than a fully opaque covering or the showing of the breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any part of the nipple, or any lewd or sexually suggestive gesture will be disqualified. No photo, including any accompanying text, shall (a) depict or reference persons consuming alcoholic beverages, (b) depict or reference persons conducting themselves in an inappropriate manner, (c) contain material that would imply that the consumption of alcoholic beverages is acceptable before or while operating machinery, driving a vehicle or undertaking any other activity that requires a high degree of alertness or physical coordination, (d) contain any material that would degrade or demean the human form, image or status of women, men or the members of any group based on race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation or any other minority status, or (e) include an image of or reference to any person that appears to be under 21 years of age. Obscene, provocative, lewd or otherwise objectionable content or that which reflects poorly on the Don Julio brand or The Infatuation will not be considered and the determination of the appropriateness of any photo including any accompanying text submitted is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or The Infatuation Inc.
SHOULD SPONSOR AND/OR THE INFATUATION INC. CHOOSE TO RE-POST SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES, SUCH RE-POSTED SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES REPRESENT SOLELY THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE ENTRANTS THEMSELVES AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF SPONSOR AND/OR THE INFATUATION INC. IN ANY MANNER. SPONSOR AND THE INFATUATION INC. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONJUNCTION THEREWITH.
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. 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 the 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. Trip winner’s guest must also be 21 years of age or older and must travel on the same itinerary as winner and sign a Guest’s Liability and Publicity Release (where lawful). It is the winner’s sole responsibility to arrange transportation to and from the major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of any criminal records of prize winner and his/her guest. To the extent necessary and permitted by law, each prize winner and his/her guest shall authorize this background check. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify the prize winner and/or his/her guest from any prize element, 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, The Infatuation Inc., Facebook and 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 THE PRIZE, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR THE INTENDED PURPOSE.
The value of the prize won by a participant under the sweepstakes may be taxable as income to its winner. The winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees associated with the prize. Winner will be issued an IRS Form W-9 with the Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and a subsequent IRS Form 1099 reflecting the value of the Grand Prize. Upon receipt of prize, the winner 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, The Infatuation Inc., as well as Facebook and 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.
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.
In the event of a dispute, on-line entries (i.e., entries made via Instagram) will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the Instagram account used to submit the entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Sponsor and its agencies (as well as The Infatuation Inc.) are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, misdirected, incomplete entries, or for on-line entries not received due to lost, failed, delayed or interrupted connections or miscommunications, or to other electronic malfunctions, delays, or errors of any kind in the transmission or receipt of on-line entries; the preceding includes but is not limited to filtering by or other operation of the functionality of Instagram. Sponsor and The Infatuation Inc. are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by web-site visitors or by any human or technological error that may occur in the processing of on-line entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or a portion of the Sweepstakes, should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY MOBILE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS 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.
Winner’s List: For name of winner, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Infatuation, 424 Broadway, Floor 5, New York, NY 10013. All requests for the winner’s list must be postmarked by April 2, 2018 and received by April 16, 2018.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.
Sponsor: Diageo Americas, Inc., Norwalk, CT Imported by Diageo Americas, Norwalk, CT
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