Hormel® Chili “Show us Your Chili Touchdown Dance” Contest
Official Rules
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE or OTHER payment WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS AND SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
 
ELIGIBILITY:  The Hormel Chili “Show us Your Chili Touchdown Dance” Contest (referred to as the “Promotion”) is offered in the 50 United States including D.C. (“U.S.”), to individuals who are 13 or older at time of entry. Individuals under the age of 13 may not enter or submit information to this Contest.  Employees, officers and directors of Hormel Foods Sales, LLC (“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies and any other individuals or entities who are engaged directly or indirectly in the development of, the production, distribution or review of materials for, or the administration, execution or implementation of this Promotion (collectively the “Promotion Entities”) and persons in the immediate family of such individuals (spouse, parent, child, sibling, partners and their respective spouses, and foster and step-relations) regardless of where they reside, or those living in their same household (whether or not related) as any person in any of the preceding categories are not eligible to enter.
 
PROMOTION PERIOD: Promotion starts on or about 12:00 am Central Time (“CT”) on or about January 8, 2019 and ends at 11:59 pm CT on February 3, 2019 (“Promotion Period”).  All time referenced herein is Central Time. Entrants are solely responsible for determining the correct time zone in their respective jurisdictions; Promotion Entities disclaim all liability or responsibility relating thereto. Sponsor’s server/computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion.
 
AGREEMENT BY ENTRANT: All Entries and participation in this Promotion shall be governed by these Official Rules. The information you provide will be used as stated herein and as stated in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (incorporated herein by reference). By participating in the Promotion, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound to and accepts these Official Rules, Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and any additional terms and conditions specific to the Promotion communicated by Sponsor. By participating, Entrants further agree to be bound to the decisions of the Sponsor (and its authorized representatives) which are final and binding in all matters. By submitting an Entry, entrants agree to be contacted by Sponsor with notices and reminders pertaining to the Promotion.
 
ARBITRATION NOTICE: BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND ANY PROMOTION ENTITY WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION. See Disputes/Arbitration provision.
 
This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any social media platform used to advertise, promote or facilitate entry into this Promotion (collectively “Social Media Platforms”).  You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to any Social Media Platform.  The information you provide will be used as stated herein, and for purpose of this Promotion, in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy.
 
HOW TO ENTER:  Before entering the Promotion, your account must be set to PUBLIC and the applicable photo/video “Private” option in your Social Media account settings must be set to “OFF”.  Entrants must (i) complete and submit all the required information, (ii) follow all steps below, and (iii) use the same Social Media account and handle/username in connection with their Entry. Failure to strictly comply with these specific requirements will result in immediate disqualification and such Entry will not be considered.
 
Contest Entry Requirements:
  • Create an original video (:10 - :60 seconds) of your chili touchdown dance featuring HORMEL® Chili in an interesting and appropriate way,
  • Use hashtag #ChiliDipDanceContest
  • Tag @HormelChili on Instagram or Twitter or @Hormel.Chili on Facebook (collectively an “Entry”).
 
Limit one (1) Entry per person. Any Entry that does not feature a touchdown dance, or fails to follow all steps and include all items/information will be disqualified. Sponsor’s product and/or brand must be featured in the Entry, appropriately, or else Entry will be immediately disqualified. Entry must either depict entrant or a person who has consented to submission of the Entry (and entrant may be required to provide evidence of such, upon request). Videos may not be shorter than :10 seconds or longer than :60 seconds (as determined by Sponsor). Videos and all content submitted in the Promotion must comply herewith, and with the respective Social Media Platform Terms of Use. Sponsor or its affiliates is the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to any and all logos, brand names, characters and slogans relating to HORMEL® Chili, and any of the HORMEL® brands and products, along with all goodwill associated therewith.  In addition to all other restrictions and conditions stated or incorporated elsewhere herein, Entries may only be submitted by the parent/adult legal guardian of any minor child(ren) depicted in the photo (if any) who MUST be at least 13 or older, and Entries must NOT appear to condone, promote, contain or depict in any manner illegal, dangerous, harmful, offensive, cruel, unsafe, demeaning, disgusting, or any other improper or unsuitable activities/content or else will be subject to disqualification.
 
ENTRY SPECIFICS: Entries must be complete, compliant, submitted via the Social Media Platform communicated, and received by Sponsor within the Promotion Period.  Incomplete, invalid, unsuitable, or otherwise non-compliant Entries (as determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion) will not be eligible. If, upon review, Sponsor (or its authorized representative) is unable to determine that an Entry/entrant is compliant, or reasonably suspects that it/he/she is not compliant in whole or in part, the Entry as a whole may be disqualified.  Proof that you uploaded an Entry does not constitute proof or evidence that it was received within the Entry Period or eligible for the Promotion. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Entries submitted via any other entry method than stated herein will not be accepted. Entries may only be submitted by a single registered Social Media account user; group or commercial submissions are not permissible.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same device, social media account, handle, IP or email address. Entrants may not (whether apparent or suspected) enter through a sweepstakes/contest club or exchange site (or similar method, whether or not paid), with multiple or false identities, accounts, or devices, or use multiple e-mail and/or street addresses, or use any other device or artifice to enter. Engaging directly or indirectly in any (apparent or suspected) artifice, cheating, fraud, spamming, phishing, harassment, on-line clubs (or similar methods), exchange sites, robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like participation methods as determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, will void all such Entries, and disqualify any entrant suspected of using/benefitting from such methods.
 
Sponsor reserves the absolute right to disqualify and/or immediately remove any Entry/entrant in whole or in part for any reason within its sole and absolute discretion. Without limiting the foregoing, Entries will be disqualified if Sponsor believes the Entry is not in the spirit of the Promotion, is not compliant herewith, or will have a detrimental impact on Sponsor, this Promotion, or any of Sponsor’s brand, products or services. Furthermore, if an Entry, for any reason whatsoever, garners comments that are unpleasant, distasteful, nasty or otherwise inappropriate for the Sponsor community, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify Entry/entrant and remove any such Entry. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the authorized account holder of the Social Media account used in connection with the Entry will be deemed to be the entrant, provided eligible. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized, eligible account holder.
 
Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed, destroyed, damaged, or misdirected Entries (in whole or in part); or for any equipment, computer, telephone, device, network, platform, app, electronic, hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability, or garbled, corrupt, or jumbled transmissions; nor service provider, Internet, Web site, user accessibility or availability, incompatibility, traffic congestion, unauthorized human intervention or any human error, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of Entry, or other information, nor for the failure to capture or display any such information.
 
While you may forward or share with family, friends and direct known contacts, please do not engage in phishing or spamming. Apparent or suspected phishing or spamming, sending of junk communications or the use of any unauthorized method or automated system to participate, or to acquire (unauthentic) entries, Likes or Follows, etc. is prohibited, as is posting content to irrelevant or inappropriate sites to obtain entry, and, if discovered at any time will void the applicable Entry and entrant suspected of using/benefitting from such methods in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
 
If you don’t have a social media account, you can become a member without charge by simply following the Social Media Platform instructions and accepting the terms and conditions of use. By entering, entrants understand and agree that submitted eligible Entries may be subject to public viewing, streaming (i.e. “digital transmission”), downloading (i.e. “digital distribution”), and public comments, including but not limited to being forwarded, re-grammed, re-tweeted, and otherwise posted, for commercial and non-commercial purposes, throughout Sponsor’s and (unrelated) third parties’ digital and off-line social media, marketing and advertising properties. Normal internet access and device usage charges imposed by your mobile plan and/or on-line service may apply to entry via mobile device. For those entrants entering with a mobile device: Promotion may not be available via all mobile carriers. Messaging & data rates apply to internet access via mobile devices. Other charges may apply; check your mobile plan for rates/details. 
 
REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT YOUR ENTRY: By submitting an Entry, entrants represent, warrant and covenant (and agree to release and indemnify Promotion Entities from same) that their Entry submitted and all content therein is the original creation of the entrant and has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work, and is the sole and exclusive property of the entrant (or entrant has the full consent to submit it herein), does not contain, depict, condone, encourage or promote activities or content prohibited by Sponsor’s or applicable Social Media Platform’s Terms of Use and, does not depict, refer to or contain in any respect information about an individual under the age of 13, or any individual 13 -18 without the express permission of the minor’s parent or adult legal guardian, and any individuals mentioned, featured in, or who have worked on the Entry, in whole or in part, in any manner have given entrant their express written consent to submission of Entry into this Promotion and the use contemplated.
 
If requested by Sponsor, entrant shall provide evidence of the above in writing. Nothing herein shall be deemed an obligation of confidentiality. Entrants understand and agree to assume the risk that their Entry and any element thereof may, in whole or in part, be identical or similar to any other Entry, that one Entry may regardless receive varying scores from the other Entry, and entrants shall release and hold Promotion Entities harmless from same.
 
LICENSE: At the time an Entry is submitted, and whether or not selected as a winner, entrants grant to Sponsor  a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Entry, in whole and in part, and all the intellectual and property rights therein including the right to make derivative works, through-out the world, and further agree to execute all documents and perform all acts deemed necessary by Sponsor to protect Sponsor’ license in the intellectual property. Entrants understand and agree by granting this license their Entry may be modified, edited, distorted, used in whole or in part, alone or in combination with other works, used in illusory or composite form, or in any other manner, as solely determined by Sponsor in any media and medium whatsoever now known or hereinafter developed (including without limitation print, broadcast, radio, internet, and posted throughout Sponsor’s and (unrelated) third parties’ digital, on-line, and off-line social media, marketing and advertising properties, printed materials, outdoor boards, signage  and/or any other media/medium through-out the world) without further compensation or review.  Entrants will not now nor in the future be paid for their Entry or for granting Sponsor any of these rights.
 
JUDGING CRITERIA/WINNER SELECTION: All eligible Entries will be judged by Sponsor (or its authorized representatives) to select a potential Grand Prize winner based on the following equally weighted criteria:
 
  • Uniqueness, Unexpectedness, and Originality of Entry;
  • Quality and Completeness of Entry;
  • Interesting, Positive and Appropriate Use of HORMEL® Chili as applicable;
  • Overall Entertainment Value of Entry.
 
In case of a tie, the Entry, among those tied, with the highest rating in the “Uniqueness and Originality” category will break the tie. In the event a tie still remains, the Entry, among those tied, with the highest rating in the “Interesting and Positive” category will break the tie. The display of any Entry by Sponsor shall not be deemed to constitute Sponsor’s representation or agreement that the Entry is, in whole or in part, compliant with these Official Rules, or eligible for judging or prize award.
 
Potential Grand Prize winner will be notified via private messaging on the respective social media channel on or about February 6, 2019, must follow all instructions and will be required to sign, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (except where prohibited) and any other requested documents (“Release Documents”) within the time specified by Sponsor, or prize will be forfeited in its entirety and awarded to (an) alternate winner.  Travel companion of potential Grand Prize winner must be 18 or older and will be required to execute a Liability/Publicity Release. If a potential Grand Prize winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, declines to accept the Prize, Sponsor is unable to contact the potential winner on or within two separate attempts, or in the event that the Prize confirmation or Prize is returned, misdirected or undeliverable, the Prize will be forfeited, and in the Sponsor's sole discretion, the forfeited Prize may be awarded to an alternate potential Grand Prize winner. If the Sponsor wishes to select an alternative potential Grand Prize winner, Sponsor will do so based on the next highest score of an eligible Entrant’s Entry.
 
Promotion Entities are not responsible for any undelivered telephone calls, messages, e-mails, or any other communications, including but not limited to those that are not received because of the Social Media Platforms’ or entrant’s privacy or spam filter settings that may divert any winner notification or other Promotion related e-mail to a spam or junk folder. Prize award is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
 
PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): Grand Prize (1): A trip for winner and one (1) adult guest to Miami, FL and opportunity for the 2020 professional football game (“Grand Prize”).
 
Trip consists of: round-trip coach class air transportation for the winner and one (1) guest from a major commercial airport near the winner’s home to Miami, FL (airports determined by Sponsor; if Grand Prize winner resides within two hundred fifty (250) miles of destination, Sponsor may provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation); two (2) nights’ hotel accommodations in the form of one (1) standard room, double-occupancy (hotel to be determined solely by Sponsor) (room and tax only); ground transportation to/from Miami airport and hotel; opportunity for winner and guest to watch the game; and $500.00 for food and spending money awarded in the form of a promotional gift card to the winner. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $10, 000.  Prize winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the retail value of the prize.
 
Grand Prize Restrictions: Grand Prize winner and guest must be able to travel on the dates specified by Sponsor; no alternate travel dates are available. Grand Prize winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary; travel must originate and terminate at the same airport/location. Winner and guest must comply with all applicable venue rules and regulations or the Grand Prize may be forfeited.  Additional restrictions apply. If the winner elects to travel or partake in the Grand Prize without a guest, no additional compensation will be awarded to the winner. The actual value of the trip may vary depending on point of departure and fluctuations in the cost of air transportation. Any difference between the estimated ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded. Travel dates are subject to availability; blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Winner and guest are responsible for having valid travel documents including government identification and/or passports. Winner is responsible for all travel expenses not included herein, including airline baggage fees, gratuities, meals, and any other incidental costs or expenses related to participation in this prize. Travel must be booked at least 7 days in advance. Winner and his or her guest hereby acknowledges that Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance for any part of the trip. Winner will be required to provide a major credit card upon hotel check-in, and all in-room charges will be charged to the credit card. Any damage to the room will be the responsibility of the winner. Sponsor bears no responsibility if any event, element or detail of a prize is canceled, postponed or becomes unavailable for any reason. Should any event, element or detail of the prize become unavailable, the Sponsor shall have no obligation to the winner aside from providing the remaining portion of the prize, minus any unavailable event, element or detail. Sponsor is not responsible if event is delayed, postponed, or canceled for any reason. Winner will not receive compensation from Sponsor for gift cards, passes, or certificates that the winner is unable to use due to loss, damage, destruction (and such will not be replaced), or to delay or cancellation of the event, but tickets may be subject to standard rain-check policies and procedures set by the issuer. Winner agrees that prize is personal to that applicable winner, and may not be sold, resold, auctioned, bartered, assigned, exchanged, placed in commerce, transferred, given away, donated or otherwise conveyed. Sponsor reserves the right to immediately terminate the experience and to send Winner and/or his/her guest home if either winner or his/her guest violates the previous restrictions or engages in a disruptive manner, or with intent to abuse, threaten or harass any other person or cause damage to or property loss during the trip. 
 
PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE FROM SPONSOR, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
 
Limit one (1) prize. Without limitation, Sponsor reserves the unfettered right NOT to award any prize, in whole or in part, if doing so may result in public disrepute, scandal, or may have a detrimental impact on Sponsor, this Promotion, or any of Sponsor’s brand, products or services (as solely determined by Sponsor in its absolute discretion).  Only the prize as described is available to be awarded; in no event will Promotion Entities be responsible for awarding more or different prizes than stated herein. Prize cannot be assigned, transferred, or substituted, except by Sponsor who may, at its sole discretion, substitute a prize or any part thereof with a prize of equal or greater value. Prizes are not redeemable for cash; any difference between the actual value and ARV of the prize will not be awarded as cash, or otherwise. 
 
GENERAL CONDITIONS: In the event of noncompliance, if an Entrant becomes noncompliant or ineligible, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected for the prize in accordance with the judging criteria herein. Prizes or prize notifications that are lost, late, stolen, unclaimed, returned, undeliverable, not timely responded to, or otherwise un-awarded will be forfeited and will NOT be re-awarded. BY PARTICIPATING, ENTRANTS AND WINNERS AGREE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, OTHER PROMOTION ENTITIES, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, AND THEIR PARENT, AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS (“RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL ALLEGED AND/OR ACTUAL CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DEMANDS, LOSSES, SETTLEMENTS (WHETHER OR NOT LITAGATION IS COMMENCED), LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER EXISTING NOW OR ARISING IN THE FUTURE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DISABILITY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, VIOLATION OF PROPRIETARY, PUBLICITY, PRIVACY OR ANY OTHER RIGHT), COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, COURT COSTS, SETTLEMENT AND DISBURSEMENTS) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE ENTRY IN WHOLE OR IN PART, THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE, PARTICIPATION IN ANY PROMOTION AND/OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY, ACCESS TO THE WEB SITES, AND/OR OTHER PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION. By entering and/or accepting a prize, entrants and any winner covenant to the fullest extent permitted by law not to sue any Released Party or cause them to be sued regarding any matter released above, and not to disaffirm, limit or rescind this release. A waiver by one or more of the Promotion Entities of any term in these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of any other provision. Any provision adjudged to be invalid shall be struck from these Rules and the remainder shall continue in full force and effect.
 
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Promotion Entities are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Web site users, human error, tampering, hacking or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, incompatibility, communications failure, theft, loss or destruction of Entries, nor for the failure to capture entry or other information.  Promotion Entities are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer and/or mobile device related to or resulting from downloading materials from or use of any Website/app. If, for any reason, the Promotion or any element thereof is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical or other failures or errors, or any other causes which Sponsor deems, in its sole opinion, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion and select the winners from non-suspect, eligible Entries received prior to the action or as otherwise may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. In the event of any discrepancy, ambiguity, inconsistency, printing or any other error or miscommunication in any communications, announcements, advertising and/or promotional materials relating to this Promotion, these Official Rules shall govern.  Promotion Entities shall not be liable to entrants, winner or any other person or entity for failure to execute the Promotion, or supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any act of God, any action(s), regulation(s) order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist act, cyber-attack, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, cancellation or delay of event, or any similar or dissimilar event beyond their reasonable control. The National Football League, its member professional football clubs, ventures and properties and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, owners, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees have not offered or sponsored this Contest in any way.
 
PUBLICITY RIGHTS:  By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a Prize, entrants and winner grant (and agree to confirm that grant in writing) permission for Sponsor and/or Sponsor's designee the perpetual right to use his/her name, biographical information, videos and/or likeness, image, voice, and statements for promotion, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered including live television and the internet including Sponsor’s social media platforms and those of third parties whether or not connected with the Contest, worldwide, including but not limited to on the World Wide Web and Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. 
 
DISPUTES/ARBITRATION:  Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in a federal or state court located in Mower County, Austin, Minnesota; entrant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to said courts in the State of Minnesota for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION 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, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Promotion shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the State of Minnesota, the United States, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Minnesota.
 
SPONSOR:  Hormel Foods Sales, LLC, 1 Hormel Place Austin, MN 55912.
 
 
 
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