Overview: Submit a video freestyle rapping with #rappetitepromo to personal Twitter or Instagram page for a chance to win one of twelve $100 weekly prizes or one $1,000 grand prize.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN
Void Where Prohibited by Law
AWARD: Subject to the provisions of these Official Rules (the "Official Rules"), during the Contest Period (as defined below) of the "Checkers & Rally’s Rappetite contest" (the "Contest"), Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. ("Checkers & Rally’s") will award cash awards (each, an "Award" ) to the Winners of the Contest (each, a "Winner") picked among the entrants to the Contest. The Awards consist of twelve (12), one hundred dollar ($100) cash awards for each of twelve (12) first place Winners (each, a "First Place Winner"), and one (1) one thousand dollar ($1,000) cash award for a thirteenth Winner who is the grand prize Award Winner (the "Grand Prize Winner"). THE TOTAL MAXIMUM VALUE OF EACH AWARD WILL BE $1,000 FOR THE GRAND PRIZE AWARD AND $100 FOR EACH OF THE OTHER AWARDS, AND THE TOTAL COLLECTIVE MAXIMUM VALUE OF ALL AWARDS WILL BE $2,200.
ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, July 9, 2015, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on September 2, 2015 (the "Contest Period").
HOW TO ENTER: You may enter the Contest by following the instructions posted to [www.checkers.com/rappetite] (the "Contest Website") to do the things set forth below during the Contest Period:
Make an original video of you freestyle rapping about the Checkers food theme for that week, found on the Checkers & Rally’s Facebook and Twitter pages. (your "Entry Piece") and post it on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag "#rappetitepromo. After submitting your Entry Piece, you will receive a private message from Checkers & Rally’s or from a partner company on behalf of Checkers & Rally’s through the medium from which you entered the Contest (for example, a "reply tweet" on Twitter or a comment on Instagram). Please be sure to check your spam message folder, as the message may be filtered there. The message will contain directions on how to finalize your entry process and claim your submission (the "Claim Page"), including information fields that you must complete in order for your Entry (as defined below) to be considered. Such information fields may include, but are not limited to, your name, birthdate, daytime phone number, email address, complete street address, city, state, zip code, current school (if applicable), and responses to a brief survey. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Checkers & Rally’s is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, misdirected entries or entries not received. For the avoidance of doubt, all entries must be received by Checkers & Rally’s prior to the end of the Contest Period. Please note that all entries must follow the instructions posted to the Contest Website and within these Official Rules in order to be eligible. If you meet the eligibility requirements and submit your Entry in accordance with the instructions and these Official Rules, your Entry will be included in the contestant pool and will be judged along with all other eligible Entries.
Your Entry must be an original piece created by you for the purpose of this contest. In the Entry Piece you must use the current weekly theme. Judges will choose the best Entries in their sole and absolute discretion and will be looking for creativity, originality, uniqueness, fit with the theme in the Entry Pieces and number of likes.
All content of the Entry must be intended for a family audience and must, in the sole and unfettered discretion of Checkers & Rally’s, be suitable for a general audience and must not contain any nudity, sexually explicit, disparaging, libelous, hateful, violent, racist, or other inappropriate content.
Checkers & Rally’s reserves the right to reject any Entry that it deems, in its sole discretion, to violate any of these content related requirements, in which case the Entry may not be posted online and may be deleted without any notification.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: No purchase is necessary to enter the Contest or to win an Award. The Contest is open only to natural persons who (i) are legal United States residents (except for residents of any jurisdiction in which such natural person would be prohibited by law from entering the Contest), (ii) are eighteen (18) years of age or older or have reached the age required by their states or territories of residence to be reached in order to enter a contest or sweepstakes, if such age is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, and (iii) have agreed to these Official Rules. Employees and/or agents of Checkers & Rally’s (and/or its affiliates or subsidiaries) and their respective affiliates, parent organizations, subsidiaries, divisions, trade partners, advertising and promotion agencies and associated marketing firms and other vendors, and the respective immediate families of such employees, including, without limitation, household members of such employees, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Checkers & Rally’s reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of each Winner.
Any use of robotic, mechanical, automatic, programmed or like methods of participation will void each entry made by such methods. Entries that are in violation of these Official Rules will be disqualified. Should Checkers & Rally’s suspect or determine actual or attempted (i) fraud, tampering, or impairment or disruption of the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest, or (ii) violation of these Official Rules, Checkers & Rally’s reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant, or suspend or prohibit the participation of any person, who Checkers & Rally’s determines, in its sole discretion, is responsible or otherwise involved with such acts.
ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received and the merits of each Entry.
CONSENT TO PUBLICITY AND USE; PHOTOGRAPHS: Except where prohibited by law, each entrant by submitting a video to the Contest, grants to Checkers & Rally’s and its subsidiaries, affiliates and assigns the permanent, absolute and worldwide right, license and permission and consent to use, in any manner or media whatsoever, such entrant's video (including, without limitation, all photographs that such entrant submits in connection with entering the Contest) name, voice, photograph (including on web pages, Twitter feeds, Instagram accounts, Facebook pages, and/or other social media accounts maintained by Checkers & Rally’s and/or, by any of its subsidiaries and/or affiliates), biographical information (including, without limitation, hometown and state), email address and/or likeness for any promotional and/or publicity purposes. By submitting a video to Checkers & Rally’s in connection with the Contest, each entrant represents and warrants to Checkers & Rally’s that the video is a video of such entrant, created by such entrant for the purposes of submitting such video to Checkers & Rally’s in connection with this Contest, that such entrant has all rights, title and interest in and to such photograph and the images within such video, and that such entrant has the unlimited and unrestricted right to submit such video to Checkers & Rally’s. For the avoidance of doubt, for the purpose of these Official Rules, "submitting" a video to Checkers & Rally’s includes, without limitation, including the hashtag "#rappetitepromo" in connection with submitting a video for this contest on Instagram or Twitter and filling out the Claim Page. Entrants agree not to submit any videos involving anything unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, libelous, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise unlawful, inappropriate, or objectionable. Each entrant shall be deemed to have consented to receiving newsletters and other emails from Checkers & Rally’s, from which each such entrant may opt-out as provided in such emails.
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF THE WINNERS: Subject to these Official Rules, each Winner will be selected weekly beginning on or around July 16, 2015 from among all eligible Entries received by Checkers & Rally’s during the Contest Period and submitted in accordance with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the "How to Enter" section of these Official Rules. Each Winner will be an entrant who submitted a winning Entry, at the sole and absolute discretion of a panel of judges (which panel of judges is, in turn, selected by Checkers & Rally’s in its sole and absolute discretion), based on the creativity, originality, uniqueness, fit with the theme exhibited in such Entry and the number of likes received by such entry. The judges will rank the First Place Winners, and the top-ranked First Place Winner will be the Grand Prize Winner. If, pursuant to the eligibility, acceptance, and other terms of these Official Rules and the Affidavit (as defined below), a Winner cannot receive an Award, then such Winner will be removed and another Winner chosen.
WINNERS WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO BE PRESENT AT THE TIME OF THE JUDGING.
On or about forty-eight (48) hours after the determination of the Winners, each Winner will be notified by email or telephone. Each Winner must claim his or her applicable Award within ten (10) business days after the date of Checkers & Rally’s first notification attempt, which shall be the first date notification is sent if by email or the first date a call is placed to such Winner, if by telephone. Each Winner must claim the Award in the manner indicated in Checkers & Rally’s notification of such Winner. For the avoidance of doubt, each Winner must continue to comply with these Official Rules.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $1,000 cash award, and each of the twelve (12) First Place Winners will receive a $100 cash award, in the form of a check paid directly by Checkers & Rally’s to such Winner. No interest will be paid for the time between the date the Winners are chosen and the date that the checks are issued. If any Winner fails to claim such Winner's Award within the ten (10) business day period of time, is found to be ineligible, fails to comply with these Official Rules or fails to meet the requirements of these Official Rules, such Winner will be disqualified and another Winner will be chosen. Checkers & Rally’s' decisions with respect to the Winners and other matters pertaining to the Contest shall be final.
REQUIREMENTS OF EACH WINNER: Each Winner will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability for Participation, Publicity and Use (an "Affidavit") as a part of determining such Winner's eligibility to win an Award and, prior to, and as a condition of, such Winner's acceptance and use of such Award. If a Winner's Affidavit or any other documents required by Checkers & Rally’s, in its sole discretion, are not completed as specified, are not received by Checkers & Rally’s within ten (10) business days of Checkers & Rally’s notification of such Winner's selection, or if, after Checkers & Rally’s receipt of an Affidavit from a Winner, such Winner is found to be an ineligible entrant, such Winner's Entry will be disqualified and another Winner will be chosen.
TO RECEIVE THE WINNERS' NAMES OR OFFICIAL RULES: To request the name of the Winners or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope (residents of Washington state and Vermont need not include postage) to: Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., Checkers.com #rappetitepromo Contest, Attention: Marketing, 4300 West Cypress Street, Suite 600, Tampa, Florida 33607. Please specify whether you are requesting the name of the Winners or a copy of the Official Rules. Requests for the names of the Winners must be received by Checkers & Rally’s at the address above during the time period that begins on the tenth (10th) business day following the end of the Contest Period and ends of the twentieth (20th) business day following the end of the Contest Period. Requests for a copy of these Official Rules received more than ninety (90) days after the end of the Contest Period will not be honored.
SPONSOR: Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. (“Checkers & Rally’s”) is the sponsor of the Contest.
NONE OF FACEBOOK, VINE, INSTAGRAM, TUMBLR, TWITTER, NOR OFFERPOP IS A SPONSOR: The Contest is in no way sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by or associated with Facebook Inc. ("Facebook"), Vine Labs, Inc. ("Vine"), Instagram, LLC ("Instagram"), Tumblr, Inc. ("Tumblr"), Twitter, Inc. ("Twitter"), or Offerpop Corporation ("Offerpop").
GENERAL PROVISIONS: Florida law governs the Contest. Void where prohibited. Checkers & Rally’s reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest if fraud, misconduct or technical failure, or any other factor beyond Checkers & Rally’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Contest, as determined by Checkers & Rally’s, in its sole discretion, or if a computer virus, bug or other technical problem corrupts the administration or security of the Contest as determined by Checkers & Rally’s, in its sole discretion. In the event that Checkers & Rally’s cancels or modifies the Contest, Checkers & Rally’s will post to www.checkers.com notice that the Contest has been cancelled or modified. In such event, Checkers & Rally’s reserves the right to award the Awards based on judging of any eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment or in any other method selected by Checkers & Rally’s, in its sole discretion. Checkers & Rally’s reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the dates of the Contest Period, with or without notice, in the event of technical failure, or for any other reason. EACH WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY CHECKERS & RALLY’S. CHECKERS & RALLY’S DECISION IS FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL THAT ENTRANT'S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. Checkers & Rally’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of Checkers & Rally’s ability to enforce its rights. An Award is non-transferable, except in accordance with the laws of descent and distribution, as applicable, and may not be substituted or redeemed for cash, except by Checkers & Rally’s, which reserves the right to substitute, in the place of an Award, another prize of comparable or greater value. Except as otherwise provided in these Official Rules, neither Checkers & Rally’s nor any subsidiary or affiliate of Checkers & Rally’s will enter into correspondence, including email, regarding the Contest. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of these Official Rules. In the event that any provision of these Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained within these Official Rules. The names of individuals, groups, companies, products and services mentioned in these Official Rules or in or on any promotional materials (including, without limitation, any web site) with respect to the Contest, and any corresponding likenesses, logos and images thereof reproduced in these Official Rules or in or on any such promotional materials, have been used for identification purposes only and may be the copyrighted properties and trademarks of their respective owners. The mention of any individual, group or company or the inclusion of a product or service as an Award, does not imply any association with or endorsement by such individual, group or company or the manufacturer or distributor of such product or service and, except as otherwise indicated, no association or endorsement is intended or should be inferred.
All expenses not specifically identified as being included in an Award are the sole responsibility of each Winner. Checkers & Rally’s makes no claims as to the tax consequences or lack thereof of the Awards, and Checkers & Rally’s is in no way responsible for any taxes due on an Award. Each Winner will be solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any and all federal, state and local taxes incurred by the acceptance of an Award. No Award shall be used in connection with any other promotion or offer.
DISPUTES; LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the Federal or Florida state courts of record in Hillsborough County, Florida, (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event shall such costs include attorneys' fees and (iii) under no circumstances will an entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and, by entering the Contest, each entrant waives all rights to claim, punitive, indirect, special, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages (other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses described in subsection (ii), above) 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 APPLICABLE LANGUAGE IN CLAUSE iii OF THE IMMEDIATELY FOREGOING SENTENCE may not apply. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules and/or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Checkers & Rally’s in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida. All Florida state and local laws and regulations apply.
INDEMNIFICATION AND RELEASE: Each entrant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Checkers & Rally’s, Facebook, Vine, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Offerpop and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates and divisions and their respective representatives, attorneys, assigns, agents and licensees and their respective affiliates, equity holders, officers, directors, managers, agents, co-branders, associated marketing firms, advertisers and sponsors or other partners and any of their employees (each, including, without limitation Checkers & Rally’s, Facebook, Vine, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and Offerpop, a "Released and Indemnified Party," and collectively, including, without limitation, Checkers & Rally’s, Facebook, Vine, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Offerpop, the "Released and Indemnified Parties"), harmless from and against any and all rights, demands, losses, injuries, liabilities, damages, claims, causes of action, actions and suits of any kind whatsoever (no matter whether at law or equity), fees, costs and attorneys' fees (including appellate level) whatsoever (each, a "Claim," collectively, "Claims"), brought or asserted by any party against any of the Released and Indemnified Parties arising out of or in connection, directly or indirectly, with the entrant's entry in the Contest, participation in the Contest, the Contest, the Award and/or use or misuse of the Award.
By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless each Released and Indemnified Party from and against all Claims arising out of or in connection with, indirectly or directly: (i) entry or participation in the Contest and/or (ii) acceptance, use, or misuse of THE Award.
ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: In addition to the other limitations of liability stated in these Official Rules, Checkers & Rally’s is not responsible for: (i) electronic, human, United States Postal Service, equipment programming or other errors, omissions, interruptions, defects or delays which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of any entry, the Award, in the Official Rules, or in any other materials related to the Contest, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to, the malfunctioning of any electronic equipment, computer, internet, web site, network, hardware or software, a computer virus, bug or other technical problem, (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest, (iv) any entrant's conduct in connection with the Contest, (v) any printing, typographical, technical errors in any materials associated with the Contest or the Award, (vi) incorrect, inaccurate, late, lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, or misdirected entries, or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels, or (vii) any death, injury or damage to persons or property, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from an entrant's entry or participation in the Contest or use or misuse of the Award.
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