THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS VOID OUTSIDE THE REMAINING 50 UNITED STATES/DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“D.C.”), AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED. DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT 21 OR OLDER AND A LEGAL RESIDENT OF AND CURRENTLY RESIDING IN ONE OF THE 50 ELIGIBLE STATES OR IN D.C.) SEE FURTHER ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS BELOW. THIS CONTEST WILL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAW.
#SUNTORYTIME NEXT STOP: TOKYO CONTEST
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Making a purchase will not improve your chances of winning. #SUNTORYTIME NEXT STOP: TOKYO Contest (“Contest”) sponsored by Jim Beam Brands Co. (“Sponsor”) begins 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 14, 2021 (“Contest Period”). The computer clock of Sponsor’s webmaster is the official timekeeping device of the Contest. You may enter the Contest via Instagram, as described in Rule 3, below. Entrants who participate in the Contest or submit an entry are sometimes referred to herein collectively as a “Participant.”
ELIGIBILITY: Entry is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry, except employees, directors, officers and agents of Beam Suntory Inc., its parent, affiliate, and subsidiary companies, distilled spirit wholesalers, distributors, licensed retailers, its advertising and promotion agencies and members of the immediate families or households of any of the above. This Contest shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law, and submission of an entry constitutes acceptance of the laws of the United States. This Contest is void outside the United States and where prohibited by law.
HOW TO ENTER:
Entry via Instagram: Beginning 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 1, 2021, Participants must a) Log into their Instagram account and follow @SuntoryToki; b) Post a photo of your “Suntory Time” experience with a Toki Highball along with a creative caption highlighting your “Suntory Time” experience, limit 300 characters, excluding hashtags; and c) Tag @SuntoryToki along with the hashtags #SuntoryTime and #TokyoContest to receive one (1) entry into the Contest (“Entry”). You must be a registered user of Instagram and follow @SuntoryToki on Instagram in order to enter the Contest via Instagram. Instagram registration is free and can be obtained by logging on to www.instagram.com and following the online instructions to open an account.
By submitting an Entry, you grant Sponsor the right to display your name and the name of your account on social media, including but not limited to Instagram, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, and on the House of Suntory website (https://house.suntory.com/en/na/highball), without limit. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the social media account used to submit an entry. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements of these Official Rules.
NOTE ABOUT MOBILE DATA AND MESSAGING CHARGES: When you participate in the Contest via a mobile device and/or download or transmit data via your mobile device, data and messaging rates may apply according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers' rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Contest. Check your mobile device’s capabilities for specific instructions.
ENTRY ERRORS/TAMPERING: Sponsor reserves the right to void all entries made through any third-party web site or service, or through any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar entry duplication method, and to disqualify any individual using such a web site/ service or entry method, as applicable. Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) electronic, wireless or digital transmissions or any Entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed, misdirected, or not received by Sponsor or its agents for any reason; (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures or human error that may occur in the transmission, receipt or processing of Entries; (iii) destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; (iv) failed or unavailable hardware, network, and/or software; (v) damage to Participant’s or any person’s computer or wireless device or its contents; (vi) causes beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest; (vii) any Entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these Official Rules; (viii) incorrect or inaccurate Entry information whether caused by Participants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (ix) any typographical or other error in the printing or advertising of the offer, administration or execution of the Contest, or in the announcement of prizes or prize winners; (x) malfunctions or interference resulting from illicit, malicious or injurious code (including but not limited to viruses, worms and denial of service attacks); or (xi) cheating or fraud by any Participant.
All incomplete or non-conforming Entries will be disqualified. All Entries become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned.
If for any reason the Contest cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to any printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, transmission failure, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, or if the Contest is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated before the original end date, to select a potential winner from among all eligible non-suspect Entries received as of the date/time of termination. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and prosecute any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process or who enters using any automatic or programmed entry duplication method.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE CORRUPT THE CONTEST OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY, PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
FURTHER ENTRY CONDITIONS: Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Contest Period. Valid entries received by the dates and times set forth in Rule 1 will be eligible for the First Round of judging on or about September 15, 2021 (see Rule 6, below, for judging details). If more than one (1) Entry is received per person or phone number, by any means including, but not limited to, establishing multiple cell phone numbers, establishing multiple e-mail addresses or social media accounts, all such Entries, and the person/phone number that submitted them, will be disqualified. Proof of submission of an Entry does not constitute proof of receipt of Entry by Sponsor. By entering, Participants acknowledge their compliance with and agreement to be bound by these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions. Contest Entries must be the original work of the Participant, must not infringe third-party rights, including but not limited to copyrights, trade secret rights, rights of publicity, trademark rights, and must be suitable for publication (i.e., not obscene or indecent in the opinion of the Sponsor, further conditions below). Participant shall have no right to inspect or approve any subsequent use of the Entry by Sponsor in connection with the Contest. Submission of a Contest Entry constitutes the Participant’s irrevocable waiver of any and all claims Participant may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction with respect to the Contest or Sponsor’s use of the Entry. Submission of a Contest Entry further constitutes Participant’s representation and warranty that Participant has the full right and authority to submit a Contest Entry and is not prohibited from submitting an Entry by court order, employment agreement/policy, or any other third-party agreement.
All Entry submissions must comply with the following requirements:
Content Requirements: All Participants must use caution and common sense in creating their Entry.
THE ENTRY WILL BE RETAINED BY SPONSOR AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED. PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE NO PAYMENT, ROYALTY OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR THE USE OF THE ENTRY, EXCEPT FOR THE TWO GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
The Entry must be suitable for publication and compliant with the following content requirements in the sole opinion of the Sponsor:
Winner Selection Process and Judging: On or about September 15, 2021, eligible Contest Entries will be judged by a panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor who will apply the following criteria: creativity and originality of Toki Highball cocktail photo (40%); photographic quality (30%); and creativity and originality of caption (30%). Selected Finalists will be notified by Instagram direct message on or around September 15, 2021. On the basis thereof, the judges will determine fifty (50) First Prize Winners and one (1) Grand Prize Winner. In the event of a tie for the Grand Prize Winner, the tied Participant with the highest score in the creativity and originality of Toki Highball cocktail photo criterion will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. In case of a tie involving a Wisconsin resident, duplicate prizes will be awarded.
Decisions of the judges are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Winners may be announced by news release. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements of these Official Rules.
First Prizes: Fifty (50) First Prize winners will be selected among all eligible Entrants, in accordance with these Official Rules. First Prize winners will be awarded a Suntory Time Highball Kit, each consisting of two (2) highball mugs, one (1) ice mold, one (1) Japanese peeler, one (1) cocktail jigger, and one (1) barspoon. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each First Prize is three hundred dollars ($300.00). The total ARV of all First Prizes is fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00)
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be awarded a five (5) day/ four (4) night trip for stay at a luxury resort for winner and one (1) guest, each of who must be 21 years of age or older, to Tokyo, Japan (the “Trip”). Trip includes round-trip, coach class air transportation for winner and guest from the major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence (as determined by Sponsor) to a major international airport in Tokyo, Japan (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), one (1) double-occupancy hotel room for four (4) nights at hotel in Tokyo, Japan (selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and subject to availability), ground transportation between airport and hotel upon arrival and departure and from hotel and to the events listed in this prize package, Winner will also receive a cash stipend of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00), and one or several (subject to Sponsor’s sole discretion and availability) of the following experiences (“Suntory Tokyo Distillery Experiences”): (a) A Yamazaki Distillery tour, and/or (b) An invitation to a Suntory Toki event experience. ARV of the Grand Prize is thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00).
Winner and guest must travel together and must depart and return to the same airport; the Trip must be taken on the specified dates, and specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to availability and some restrictions.
THE GRAND PRIZE MUST BE FULFILLED JANUARY 1, 2022 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2022. IF WINNER IS UNABLE TO ACCEPT THE PRIZE WITHIN THE TIMELINE SPECIFIED, THE WINNER SHALL FORFEIT THE PRIZE IN ITS ENTIRETY AND AN ALTERNATE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED, TIME PERMITTING, BASED ON THE CRITERIA DESCRIBED ABOVE IN RULE 3.
Total A.R.V of all Prizes: Forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000.00). Actual value may vary based on final trip details. Meals, gratuities, and all other expenses not specified herein are the winner’s responsibility. The resort stay must be taken on the dates specified above; however, specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to availability and some restrictions. Prize winner is responsible for securing all necessary travel prerequisites, including identification. Prize winner and guests may be required to provide a credit card at the time of hotel check-in to cover, among other things, incidentals and other expenses incurred that are not included as part of the prize. If winner is unable to complete the hotel stay on the dates specified, the winner shall forfeit the prize in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected, time permitting, in accordance with Rule 6 above. By entering this Sweepstakes and accepting the prize, the prize winner agrees to maintain his/her behavior in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices in connection with participation in any promotion activity, including use of the prize. Prize winner understands and agrees that Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove the prize winner and/or his/her guest(s) from any activity at any time if the prize winner and/or his/her guest(s) behavior at any point is disruptive or may or does cause damage to person, property or the reputation of Sponsor or otherwise violates the policies of the prize providers.
Any difference between the stated ARV and actual value of prize will not be awarded in any form. Prizes are non-transferable, and no prize substitutions or cash redemptions are allowed except by Sponsor in its sole discretion, or as otherwise provided herein. Sponsor may substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of equal or greater value if an advertised prize (or portion thereof) becomes unavailable for any reason. All income taxes on prizes are the winners’ sole responsibility. WINNERS WILL BE ISSUED AN IRS FORM 1099 FOR THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE. All prizes will be awarded provided they are claimed properly in accordance with these Official Rules. No alcohol will be awarded as part of the prize.
ERIFICATION/PRIZE CLAIM: Winners must provide positive identification specified by Sponsor to claim a prize. Winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, Limited Trademark License as applicable, and, where permitted by law, Publicity Release without additional compensation within ten (10) business days of notification or the Prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner, time permitting, based on the judging criteria in Rule 6, among all remaining Entries. If prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems a potential winner ineligible to receive a prize for any reason, the corresponding prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner, if applicable and time permitting, from among all remaining entries. Sponsor’s decisions will be final, binding and non-appealable in all matters relating to this Contest.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest and submitting an Entry, each Participant agrees to (a) be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, and (b) indemnify, release, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates and agencies, and all of their respective members, managers, owners, equity holders, officers, directors, parents, subsidiaries, partners, agents, employees, successors and assigns each of them (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury (including without limitation emotional distress) and/or death, publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy or merchandise delivery arising from or in connection with participation in the Contest or the acceptance, possession and/or use/misuse of a prize (if awarded to him/her) or his/her participation in prize-related activities.
BY ACCEPTING A PRIZE, WINNERS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NONE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES HAS EITHER MADE NOR IS IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO SUCH PRIZE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM SHIPPING AND HANDLING, LOSS, USE OR MISUSE, THE QUALITY, MECHANICAL CONDITION OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
CONSENT TO PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited by law, submission of a Contest Entry constitutes the Winner’s irrevocable, sub-licensable, absolute right and permission for the Sponsor to use, publish, post or display their name, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, city and state address, prize information, any quotes attributable to them and any other indicia of persona (regardless of whether altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, or used with other material in the Sponsor’s sole discretion) for promotional purposes on Sponsor’s website and social media channels, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity, without further authorization, opportunity to review, approval, notification, or compensation of any kind and Winners release Sponsor from any and all liability related thereto. Nothing contained in these Official Rules obligates the Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and Winners waive any right to inspect or approve any such use.
DISPUTES/VENUE/GOVERNING LAW: By participating, Participants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal, state or local court located in the State of Illinois; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including but not limited to costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) to the extent allowed by applicable law, under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS 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, Participants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Illinois.
WINNERS’ LIST: For the names of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped business-size envelope after Sept 15, 2021 and no later than October 15, 2021 to: #SuntoryTime Next Stop: Tokyo Contest, Jim Beam Brands Co., Winners List Request, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60654.
SPONSOR: Jim Beam Brands Co., 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60654
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