White Claw® 2021 SXSW Online Pass Giveaway
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY. VOID IN ALABAMA, MARYLAND, NEW JERSEY, NORTH CAROLINA, PENNSYVANIA, WASHINGTON AND WEST VIRGINIA AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
This Giveaway (also referred to as “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void in Alabama, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington and West Virginia and wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of the following entities and members of their immediate families (defined as parent, child, sibling, spouse) or same households (whether related or not) are NOT eligible to enter the Giveaway or win a prize: Mark Anthony Brands Inc., SXSW, LLC (“SXSW”), and (as applicable) their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, as well as alcohol beverage licensees (i.e., alcohol beverage suppliers, importers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers). By participating in this Giveaway, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. All federal, state and local laws apply.
2. Giveaway Period
Sweepstakes begins at or after 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on March 4, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET March 5, 2021. Actual start time of Giveaway on March 4, 2021 depends on when the White Claw® 2021 SXSW Online Pass Giveaway post is made to the official White Claw® Instagram page, as discussed below.
3. How to Enter
Access the official White Claw® Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/whiteclaw/ (@whiteclaw). If you have not done so already, you must follow @whiteclaw. Then, comment on Sponsor’s White Claw® 2021SXSW Online Pass Giveaway post on @whiteclaw by tagging a friend who is a legal U.S. resident**, 21 years of age or older, personally known to you and who you believe is interested in White Claw® Hard Seltzer. In addition, you must have obtained the friend’s consent beforehand. **For clarity, friend may be a resident of any state of the United States (including Alabama, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington or West Virginia) or the District of Columbia.
4. Submission Guidelines
Comment must tag only one (1) friend as per Rule 3 above; if comment tags more than one (1) or no friends, no entry will be received If comment is posted anywhere on Instagram OTHER THAN in response to the White Claw® 2021SXSW Online Pass Giveaway post on @whiteclaw, such comment will not result in entry. If a comment includes content in addition to the tagged friend, it will also not result in entry if it is determined by Sponsor not to be in compliance with the following Content Restrictions. Including such additional content is purely optional and will not affect your odds of winning, provided that it is in compliance with the Content Restrictions.
- The comment must be original; that is, comment violates the trademark, copyright, right of privacy, right of publicity or other rights of any third party (this includes but is not limited to obtaining the consent of tagged friend beforehand, as discussed above);
- The comment is inappropriate, obscene, or otherwise unfit for publication (e.g., comment includes hate speech, profanity, advocates violence, drug use or any illegal act);
- The comment is not relevant to the White Claw®2021 SXSW Online Pass Giveaway post;
- The comment adversely affects the business reputation or goodwill of Mark Anthony Brands Inc,. its White Claw® Hard Seltzer products, SXSW and/or 2021 SXSW Online;
- The comment references persons consuming alcohol beverages;
- The comment states or implies that the consumption of alcohol beverages is appropriate in conjunction with undertaking any task that requires concentration or physical coordination (e.g., operating a motor vehicle);
- The comment references persons who are not of legal drinking age;
- The comment includes any content that may be of appeal to persons who are not of legal drinking age.
Subject only to the rights retained by Instagram (to the extent applicable), entrant grants to Sponsor and its designees (including SXSW) the non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, sublicenseable right and license to use, perform, exhibit, reproduce and/or otherwise exploit the comment in any manner and in any and all distribution channels, venues or media now known or hereafter devised, without further notice or any compensation to entrant. Entrant waives any “Moral Right of Authors” (Droit Moral) in the comment pursuant to any U.S. law. Entrant further agrees, upon Sponsor’s request and without compensation, to sign any and all necessary and appropriate documents so as to effect, perfect or record such grant of license rights.
INSTAGRAM COMMENTS/ENTRIES REPRESENT SOLELY THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE APPLICABLE ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF SPONSOR OR SXSW IN ANY MANNER. SPONSOR IS MERELY REQUESTING PERSONS TO POST COMMENTS AND ALONG WITH SXSW DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH SAME, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR MODERATING, MONITORING OR REVIEWING COMMENTS POSTED BY ENTRANTS. SPONSOR WILL NOT EDIT OR MODIFY COMMENTS POSTED FOR THE GIVEAWAY.
5. Entry Restrictions
Limit one (1) entry per person, regardless of the number of e-mail accounts or Instagram accounts that a person has. (But, a person may enter him/herself AND be the tagged friend of one or more other entrants). Violation of this entry limit will result in only the initial entry being accepted. But, Sponsor reserves the right to void all entries (and disqualify entrant from the Giveaway altogether as well as to prohibit such entrant from participating in future promotions offered by Sponsor) if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that a given person has engaged in egregious, blatant or repeated violations of the entry limit. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of receipt of same or proof of entry. Receipt of entry may be acknowledged (including via comment posted by Sponsor on @whiteclaw in response to comment posted by a given individual) but such acknowledgment does not constitute any representation of eligibility for the Giveaway nor is it otherwise binding upon Sponsor. Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed or like means are prohibited and will be disqualified. Use of third party entities (e.g., commercial Giveaway services) to enter Giveaway on a person's behalf voids entry, will result in disqualification from Giveaway and possible prohibition from participating in future promotions offered by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail account associated with the Instagram account used to enter the Giveaway as of date of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the e-mail address corresponding to the Instagram account used to enter the Giveaway.
Message and data rates may apply. You may be charged by your wireless carrier for entering the Giveaway via mobile device. It is therefore recommended that you consult your wireless carrier’s pricing plan BEFORE entering the Giveaway. Not all mobile devices offer wireless Internet access and wireless Internet access may not be available in all areas.
Two (2) Prizes will be awarded. Winners will each receive one (1) Online Pass to the 2021 SXSW Online Experience to be held virtually from Tuesday-Saturday, March 16, 2021 through March 20, 2021. The Online Pass allows user to attend the entire online event*; pass only available in the U.S.; additional terms and conditions of SXSW apply to usage of Online Pass. (For clarity, the winner him/herself will receive the Prize. The friend tagged in the winner’s entry will not receive a Prize.) Approximate Retail Value for each Prize is $399.00. Total Approximate Retail Value of all Prizes is $798.00. Alcohol beverages are not part of the prize.
*Certain film content may be geo-blocked due to rights and the distributor’s discretion.
*Some content will be subject to capacity.
7. Winners Determination/Odds
Winners will be determined in a random drawing on or about March 6, 2021 by Sponsor whose decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Giveaway. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. (For the avoidance of doubt, as long as an entrant’s comment is in compliance with these Official Rules [including the Content Restrictions as set forth above, to the extent applicable], such content will not be taken into account in the winner selection procedure. A potential winner will be notified by direct message on or about March 6, 2021 and must respond within 12 hours (or such shorter time as may be indicated) in order to claim his/her prize. BE SURE THAT YOUR INSTAGRAM SETTINGS ALLOW FOR @whiteclaw TO CONTACT YOU VIA DIRECT MESSAGE. Each potential winner will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release and a publicity release (where lawful) within two (2) business days of date indicated on notification materials. The Affidavit of Eligibility and Release will include a representation that the potential winner secured the consent of his/her friend before tagging the friend in the potential winner’s entry. In the event of noncompliance with this requirement or if a potential winner cannot be contacted for any reason, the prize will be forfeited without compensation of any kind and an alternate winner may be selected (time permitting).
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.
8. Prize Restrictions
Entry in the Giveaway constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to abide by and accept the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. No prize substitution except at Sponsor’s sole discretion due to unavailability for any reason and only then for prize of comparable value. Prize is not redeemable/exchangeable for cash. Prize is not transferable except with Sponsor’s prior consent which may be granted or withheld in its sole discretion without liability of any kind. All federal, state and local taxes on the prize are winner’s sole responsibility. By accepting the prize, a 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 said prize. Winner also accepts sole responsibility for any miscellaneous costs relating to acceptance of the prize. Such costs include but are not limited to any software/hardware/network or other charges incurred in utilizing the Online Pass and attending the virtual 2021 SXSW Online Event.
Taxes on the prize are the winner’s sole responsibility. If value of the prize is $600 or more, a winner will be issued W-9 IRS Tax Form with the Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and a subsequent 1099 IRS Form. Upon receipt of the prize, a winner shall be required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local law, rules and regulations.
Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning the prize furnished in connection with the Giveaway. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE PRIZE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR AND SXSW HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
By participating, entrant indemnifies, releases and agrees to hold harmless (a) Mark Anthony Brands Inc., SXSW and (as applicable) their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies; (b) the directors, officers, agents, representatives, shareholders, employees, successors and assigns of any of the above organizations; and (c) Facebook, Inc. (“Released Entities”) from any and all liability arising from participating in the Giveaway, any Giveaway-related activity and/or the acceptance, receipt, possession or use/misuse of the prize (as applicable).
10. Limitations of Liability
Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for all purposes of the Giveaway. Sponsor assumes no responsibility under any legal theory for (a) any incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by web site users, tampering, hacking or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway or by any technical or human error; (b) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of any web site or entries; (c) any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, programming or failure of e-mail on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof, or for injury or damage to entrant’s or to any person’s computer or mobile device (or any information/materials stored thereon) related to or resulting from downloading materials from any web site or participating in the Giveaway; (d) entries being inaccessible, irregular or defective in any respect due to filtering by or other operation of the functionality of Instagram; and (e) late, lost, illegible/garbled, incomplete, damaged, inaccessible, corrupted or jumbled e-mail transmissions or entries regardless of cause (and, all such entries are void.)
11. Force Majeure
If the Giveaway (or any part thereof) is not capable of running as originally planned for any reason beyond the control of Sponsor (e.g., natural disaster, pandemic/epidemic, unauthorized intervention, fraud, civil commotion) Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway and conduct the Giveaway and select prize winners from among all eligible entries received prior to the action taken by Sponsor or otherwise in a manner which is fair, equitable and in accordance with these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on the White Claw® Instagram page.
ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY SUCH PERSON FROM THE GIVEAWAY (IF APPLICABLE), PROHIBIT SUCH PERSON FROM PARTICIPATING IN FUTURE PROMOTIONS OFFERED BY SPONSOR, AS WELL AS TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
13. Additional Conditions of Participation
Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical, technical, or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Giveaway or in the announcement of the prizes. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Giveaway materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, control and govern. If a Giveaway entry is lost, destroyed or corrupted, the entrant’s sole remedy shall be receipt of a replacement entry, time permitting and if otherwise feasible; if not feasible (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), Sponsor shall not have any liability of any kind relative to same. Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules are available to be won in the Giveaway. If, for any reason, there are more bona fide, legitimate prize claimants than the number of units of prizes available as set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of prizes available will be selected in a random drawing from among all bona fide, legitimate prize claimants. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules in a given instance shall not represent the waiver of such provision. Should a court of competent jurisdiction deem a given provision of these Official Rules to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, such provision will be replaced with a substitute provision which is valid/legal/enforceable and most closely approximates the original intent of Sponsor. The invalidity, illegality or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity, legality or enforceability of any other provision of these Official Rules.
This Giveaway is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without respect to conflict of law/choice of law doctrines of Illinois (or of any other jurisdiction which would lead to the application of the law of any jurisdiction other than Illinois). To the fullest extent permitted by law, as a condition of participating in the Giveaway, entrant agrees (a) that any and all disputes regarding the Giveaway which cannot be resolved between the parties shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a federal or state court located in Cook County, Illinois; (b) to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and to waive any right of inconvenient forum, change of venue or any like right; (c) that any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Giveaway (if any), but in no event attorney’s fees, with all other forms of remedy – including but not limited to punitive, incidental, or consequential damages and injunctive relief – being expressly waived.
15. Winners List
For the list of winners, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to “White Claw® 2021 SXSW Online Giveaway”, 328 South Jefferson Street, Chicago, IL 60661 for receipt by March 29, 2021. Winners list will be available after April 12, 2021.
Sponsor: Mark Anthony Brands Inc., Chicago, IL 60661
All Registered Trademarks, used under license by White Claw Seltzer Works, Chicago, IL 60661. Nutritional information available at whiteclaw.com
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY. HARD SELTZER WITH FLAVORS.