Ultimate Hooky Trip Contest





  1. Eligibility: This Contest is open only to those who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. This Contest is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Rita’s Franchise Company, LLC (“Rita’s”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers (collectively the “Affiliated Employees”), and immediate family members (including spouses, children, siblings, parents) and/or those living in the same household of Affiliated Employees are not eligible to participate in this Contest. Rita’s franchise owners, and their employees (“Franchisee Parties”), and immediate family members (including spouses, children, siblings, parents) and/or those living in the same household of any Franchisee Parties are not eligible to participate in the Contest.  This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


  1. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Rita’s as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.


  1. Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on noon (12:00 PM) EST on Thursday, March 8, 2018 and ending midnight (11:59 PM) EST on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.


  1. How to Enter: During the Contest Period, visit the Rita’s Italian Ice Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RitasItalianIceCompany/. Then, click the Ultimate Hooky Trip tab and follow the instructions to complete the online entry form to receive one (1) entry in the applicable Entry Period drawing. All Entries must be received on the dates specified to be considered for the applicable Entry Period drawing. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and Entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit one (1) Entry per person using only one (1) Facebook account per Entry Period. You may only use one (1) Facebook account to enter the Contest. Any Entries received from any person or Facebook account in excess of the limitation stated above will be void. All Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Rita’s. You must provide the information requested. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Rita’s.


  1. Prizes: The Winner(s) of this Contest (the “Winner”) will receive will receive a trip for two (2) (i.e., the verified winner and one guest) to Miami, Florida including: round-trip coach class air travel from a major airport nearest the winner’s residence to Miami, FL; two (2) nights hotel accommodations (one room for two people); ground transportation each day up to $550 total for the trip; and a camera with video capabilities to capture content while on trip (a $400 value).  The retail value of the Ultimate Hooky Trip is $3,600. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Rita’s. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Rita’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Rita’s to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.


  1. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: No cash equivalent, transfer, or substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to substitute a prize in whole or in part with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for any taxes on their respective prizes, and winners of any prize(s) valued at $600 or more will be issued an IRS Form 1099 reporting the value of their prize(s). All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided for herein are the responsibility of the winner. ARV’s are as of the date these Official Rules were finalized and may fluctuate. Any difference between the stated ARV and actual value at the time of prize award will not be awarded. Ultimate Hooky Trip restrictions: If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to destination, winner will receive ground transportation in lieu of air transportation, and no compensation will be given for such substitution. Airport, airline, ground transportation and/or hotel accommodations will be determined by the Sponsor. Travel dates and accommodations are subject to availability, restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Prize travel must be completed by May 31, 2018. “Rita’s Affiliated Employees” will work with the winner to schedule their travel (air, hotel). An AMEX gift card will be sent for per diem and ground transportation allotments.  “Rita’s Affiliated Employees” will send the winner one (1) camera.   “Rita’s Affiliated Employees” will set up a call with the winner and their guest to detail the trip, prizing and content ask from the trip.  Winner and guest(s) must sign and return a release of liability/publicity before travel is booked and agree to allow “Rita’s” to use the content in perpetuity.   No changes can be made to any trip element once the trip is booked/reserved. Sponsor does not guarantee transportation and accommodations will be available on the exact dates requested by winner. Winner and winner’s guests must travel on same itinerary, comply with all security requirements for travel, and are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents prior to departure date for travel (e.g., a valid government-issued ID). Liability is limited to the cash value of the package.  All meals and ground transportation outside of allocated budget are the sole responsibility of the winner and his/her guest.  Any tips, telephone calls,  gratuities, excursions fees, laundry, alcoholic beverages and any other incidental costs or other expenses not specifically set forth herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. A minor may accompany the winner as a guest only if the winner is the minor’s parent or legal guardian, and in the event a winner is a minor, the winner must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is at least 18 years of age or older.  If a guest is a minor, the release of liability/publicity must also be signed by the guest’s parent or legal guardian.  A minor going on the Ultimate Hooky trip must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.


  1. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


  1. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a poll on facebook.com/ritasitalianicecompany. Winner will be notified by email and/or direct message on Facebook within five (5) days following selection of Winner and will be publicly announced on Rita’s social media sites. Rita’s shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 10 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration, W-9 Form and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT RITA’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.


  1. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Rita’s, anyone acting on behalf of Rita’s, and Rita’s franchisee, licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry (including the photo you submitted), name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about this Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Rita’s. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Rita’s from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Rita’s may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.


  1. Terms & Conditions: Rita’s reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Rita’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of this Contest. In such case, Rita’s may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Rita’s. Rita’s reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of this Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Rita’s has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of this Contest, to void entries for any reason. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Rita’s reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. You agree that when participating in this Contest, You will not engage in any illegal and/or inappropriate activities.


  1. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Rita’s and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, franchisees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in this Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries.


  1. Disputes: THIS Contest IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF UNITED STATES AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, You agree that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall You be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than Your actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Contest). You further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.


  1. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Rita’s website. To read the Privacy Policy, https://www.ritasice.com/website/terms-and-conditions/ click here.


  1. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Rita’s Franchise Company, LLC, 1210 Northbrook Drive, Suite 310, Trevose, PA 19053 USA. Requests must be received no later than April 1, 2018.


  1. Sponsor: The Sponsor of this Contest is Rita’s Franchise Company, LLC, 1210 Northbrook Drive, Suite 310, Trevose, PA 19053 USA.


  1. Facebook: The Contest hosted by Rita’s is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. For good and valuable consideration, You agree to hold Facebook, Instagram, and their officers, trustees, employees and agents harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in this Contest. You acknowledge that this Contest is no way, sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.  All entries are being provided to Rita’s and not Facebook.


  1. By participating in the Contest, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.
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