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Chuao Chocolatier
“Life Itself is Sweet Sweepstakes”
Fall 2018

OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. CHANCE OF WINNING DEPENDS ON TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES PER DAY.
SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

  1. Eligibility: Subject to the additional restrictions below, the Sweepstakes is open to people who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, unless local law prohibits entry or requires pre-registration and/or bonding. Employees of Amazon Content Services (the “Prize Provider”) and Chuao Chocolatier (the “Sponsor"), parent companies, or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, or advertising or promotional agencies, or any prize suppliers, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees are not eligible to enter or to win. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren.

  2. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes entry period (the “Sweepstakes Period”) begins at 12:00 pm PST on August 31st and ends at 11:59 pm PST on October 7, 2018. To enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to win either one of three (4) prizes or one (1) grand prize, visit http://chuaochocolatier.com/life-itself. Any other method of entry is void. Non-compliance with any entry procedure will result in disqualification. By submitting your entry, you agree that you give the Sponsor permission for the use of your name, image and/or likeness and you grant the Sponsor the right to post your entry on www.chuaochocolatier.com during and after the Sweepstakes. You may be required to submit a release (to be provided by Sponsor) granting Sponsor permission to use your name and/or likeness. Entries that communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate will be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Mass entries or entries and/or votes generated by a script, macro, or other automated means are not eligible. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line server provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

  3. Bonus entries: Each person who submits an acceptable entry to the Sweepstakes (“Participant”) will have the opportunity to receive 3 other ways to submit a Bonus Entry. Each Participant may receive one (1) Bonus Entry for entering using Facebook one (1) time only. Participants may receive up to a total of two (2) Bonus Entries for signing up to Chuao Chocolatier’s newsletter and by referring the Sweepstakes to a friend. To sign up for the newsletter Participants can sign up for Chuao Chocolatier’s newsletter on the entry page. Participants can refer the Sweepstakes to a friend by clicking the “refer” button on the entry page and posting it on Participant’s Facebook page. If the referred friend clicks the link on the Participant’s Facebook page and completes the Sweepstakes entry, the Participant will receive a Bonus Entry. Up to two (2) Bonus Entries may be requested by Participants who do not wish to complete these actions, by emailing their request to [email protected]

  4. Winner Section: The Sponsor will select four (4) weekly winners on September 7, September 14, September 21and September 28 with one random (1) grand prize winner, October 8 among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

  5. Prizes (5):

    • Four (4) Random Winners – One (1) winner per week for four (4) weeks will receive a Life Itself Chocolate Bar Set, total retail value of $25.95. Chocolate bar flavors will be selected at the discretion of Chuao Chocolatier. Prizes must be claimed within five (5) days of notification and will be shipped within five (5) business days of date claimed. Weekly chocolate winners will be selected and notified on September 7, September 14, September 21and September 28.

    • (1) Grand Prize – The grand prize consists of:
      • Airfare: Roundtrip coach flights for winner and up to one (1) guest from the winner’s nearest major US airport within the US50 (states) to Madrid, Spain. Including one item of carry-on luggage & one item of checked luggage (max 50lbs) per person. Airfare maximum value of $1000 per person inclusive of all taxes.

      • Accommodation: 3 nights in a Classic Double Room at the luxury Le Domaine Hotel, in a twin/ double room including: à la carte breakfast, contemporary designed room, bathrooms in stone-mosaic surfaces, access to Santuario Wellness & Spa Center access, 24 hour Butler service, Free WIFI, Bicycles & Gym & yoga access.

      • Food: £200/ approx. $280 towards food, drinks, tips, local taxes, travel & spending money. Including secure international bank transfer.

        Ground Transfers: £200/ approx. $280 towards car hire, fuel, tolls & parking.

        Winner Prize Management: A dedicated in-house prize coordinator. Winner contact within 3 working days of receiving their details. Delivery of final documents to winner by email. Access to an out-of-hours phone number staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

        (1) Year supply of chocolate from Chuao Chocolatier up to a retail value of $600 in the form of a gift card. Prizes must be claimed within 5 days and will be shipped within 5 business days of date claimed. Winner will be announced on or about October 8, 2018.


      Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are not transferable, and no substitutions are allowed except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is unavailable. All federal, state, or other tax liabilities including, without limitation, income taxes, and other expenses or costs (not expressly set forth herein) relating to or arising from the receipt of a prize will be the sole responsibility of the winner. Any prize not claimed within five (5) days of notification will not be awarded.


      GRAND PRIZE TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Accommodation is based on two people staying in one (1) twin/double room. Activity/accommodation vouchers may not be sent to winner until 7 days prior to event. Includes roundtrip flights from nearest major airport near winner’s residence within the US50 to destination. All flights may not include reserved seats or meals unless otherwise specified. Prize excludes travel between winner’s home & departure airport. Flights are subject to availability and exclude US National Holidays. Specified accommodations, restaurants & tours are subject to availability at the time of booking. Alternatives may be offered dependent on availability. Individual supplier terms & conditions apply. Winners should allow up to 30 days for their prize to be confirmed. All prizes including flights are non-changeable, non-refundable & non-transferable & all elements of the prize must be taken at the same time. Once booked the prize cannot be amended or altered. Winners will be required to sign & complete a winner information & prize acceptance form & to submit copies of government issued IDs in order to enable IMS to book their prize trip. Winner’s requested departure date must have a minimum of 90 days advance notice of travel after completion of their winner form unless stated otherwise. Prize must be taken before 30th September 2019. Prizes are not transferable unless specified otherwise. Any necessary visas, vaccinations, passports & any associated costs are the responsibility of the winner & their guests. Winners must have access to a personal email account. Winners will need a credit/ debit card in order to check-in at the hotel for a security deposit. Travel insurance will be supplied to each winner & their companion(s). Travel insurance is subject to restrictions & the terms and conditions of the insurance provider. It is the responsibility of the winner &/or their companion(s) to meet any additional costs relating to obtaining insurance cover for any pre-existing medical condition &/or for any additional costs as may be specified where the winner &/or their companion(s) are aged 65 or over. All taxes (including without limitation national & local taxes) in connection with any prize & the reporting consequence thereof, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Sponsor reserve the right to remove or deny entry to the winner and/or guest who engage(s) in any disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person who is at any grand prize location.

  6. General Conditions and Disclaimers: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Any questions regarding this Sweepstakes shall not be directed to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. This Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes, or the Sweepstakes itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of the Sponsor and judges, whose decisions are binding and final in all respects. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as originally planned, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Sweepstakes or any portion(s) thereof and conduct the judging from among all eligible entries received at the time of termination, if any. Any person attempting to defraud Sponsors or tamper with the Sweepstakes in any way will be prosecuted to the full extent permitted by law and will not be eligible for a prize.

    All entries shall be and remain the exclusive property of the Sponsor and entrant agrees that the Sponsor and its designees shall have the perpetual, worldwide right to publish and use the entry in any way and in any media for trade, advertising, promotional and/or other purposes as the Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion without further consideration to entrant or winner. Entrant hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Amazon Content Services, their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities and the equity holders, directors, officers, employees and agents of each of the foregoing (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”) against any and all third party claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to (a) any breach by the entrant of any provision of these Official Rules, including, without limitation, entrant's representations and warranties made herein, and/or (b) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize.

    Except where prohibited by law, entry and/or winning entrants’ acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes’ Entities to use winners’ names, addresses (city and state), photos, likeness, biographical information, and voice for advertising/publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, including but not limited to online, without further notice to or compensation. By entering Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees to receive promotional, marketing materials and information, including email messages, from Sponsor and other Sweepstakes Entities.

    Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled, or illegible entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes.

  7. Release From Liability of Sweepstakes Entities: By participating, entrants agree that Sweepstakes Entities shall have no responsibility or liability (including, but not limited to, liability for any property loss, damage, personal injury or death) in connection with this Sweepstakes, including participation; acceptance/possession, use or misuse/defect of prize awarded herein; defects or any other errors or malfunctions, even if caused by the negligence of the Sponsor, Amazon Content Services or any Sweepstakes Entity(ies). Further, entrants agree Sweepstakes Entities shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (i) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the prize supplier or any of its agents, servants, employees or independent contractors, (ii) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of Sweepstakes Entities, or (iii) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of Sweepstakes Entities or their parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies. Entrants further agree to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against the Sweepstakes Entities in relation to this Sweepstakes or the prizes awarded in this Sweepstakes, and hereby acknowledge that said Sweepstakes Entities 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 any prize. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the preceding release is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void for any reason, entrant agrees that, by entering the Sweepstakes (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

  8. Prize Winners: Winners will be contacted via email.

  9. Winners Name: For the name of the winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

    Chuao Chocolatier
    Attn: Marketing Department
    “Life Itself is Sweet Sweepstakes”
    2350 Camino Vida Roble
    Carlsbad, CA 92011

  10. Sponsor: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Chuao Chocolatier and reserves the right to alter or withdraw this program at any time without notice.

  11. Administrator: Gleam.io

  12. Trademarks:

    All trademarks not owned by Chuao Chocolatier that appear with relation to this sweepstakes are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to or sponsored by Chuao Chocolatier. Chuao Chocolatier’s trademarks may not be used in any manner that infringes, disparages or discredits Chuao Chocolatier.

    Amazon Content Services is a partial prize provider only and neither Amazon Content Services nor any of its parent, subsidiary and affiliated entities or any of their, shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents or assigns is responsible for any aspect of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to the collection, submission, processing or judging of entries, the administration of the Sweepstakes, selection of winners or prize fulfilment.

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