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Hooters Racing Signed Hat Sweepstakes

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.  THE FOLLOWING SWEEPSTAKES IS VALID IN UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“D.C.”) ONLY, AND IS OPEN ONLY TO QUALIFIED PERSONS (AS DESCRIBED IN THE RULES BELOW).  VOID ELSEWHERE AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED.  BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR.  DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND FALL WITHIN THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AS SET FORTH BELOW. 

Sweepstakes Name:  Hooters Racing Signed Hat Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”).

Odds:  Odds of being selected as a prize winner are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received. 

Sweepstakes Dates: Sweepstakes registration begins at 10:00:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 27, 2019 and ends at 05:00:00 pm ET on March 2, 2019 (the “Registration Period”).  The Sponsor’s computer system shall be the official timekeeper.  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void outside the U.S. and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Who may Enter:  Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of, and physically located within, the United States (including D.C.) who are at least 18 years of age (except for Alabama and Nebraska where the legal age is 19, Mississippi where the legal age is 21) or older as of date of entry, and have a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued ID, except the following persons who are not eligible to enter, participate or win:

  • Employees, officers, managers, and directors of Hooters Restaurants, Hooters of America, LLC (collectively “Sponsors”), and its franchisees, parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this promotion (collectively, “Hooters’ Released Parties”), and the members of the immediate families or households, whether or not related, of any of the above. “Immediate family members” includes, for purposes of this promotion, parents (including in-laws), grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including step-children), grand children (including step grandchildren) and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside.

How to Enter:  To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Registration Period, you must (i) visit www.twitter.com/hooters (the “Page”), (ii) “Follow” the Sponsor’s Page (if the entrant does not already), and (iii) either (a) “Retweet with Comment” on the Hooters’ tweet about Chase Elliott’s Signed Hats Sweepstakes or (b) “Retweet” the Hooters’ tweet about Chase Elliott’s Signed Hats Sweepstakes ( https://twitter.com/Hooters/status/1100780983845113857)((a) and (b) are collectively referred to herein as a “Comment”). If Entrant Retweets with Comment, Entrant should state their “favorite memory at Hooters” in the comment section of the tweet. To enter the Sweepstakes, you must be an active holder of a non-private Twitter account (holders of private account settings may not enter in this method).  If you do not have the Twitter application, you may download it through the application store on your mobile device. The Twitter application is free, and Twitter’s Terms of Service apply. For details, visit https://twitter.com/en/tos. If you enter using a mobile device on a wireless service provider’s network (as opposed to a Wi-Fi network), your carrier’s text and data rates will apply. You should consult your wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. You agree to incur any and all charges demanded by your wireless carrier. All Comments must conform to the Comment Criteria as set forth below, or it may be disqualified and not considered for the Sweepstakes. 

Maximum of one (1) entry per person.  Each participant must submit an entry on his/her own behalf.  Any entry submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s name or email address (except as provided above), or providing any false email addresses or information, will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize.  Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries allowed by using same, multiple/different emails, identities, or any other methods void that participant's entries and that participant may be disqualified. No mechanically produced or automated entries permitted.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void.  False and/or deceptive entries or acts, including misrepresentation of age, shall render such entries ineligible. 

All information submitted to Sponsor as part of this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy statement, available at www.hooters.com.

In the event of a dispute as to any entry, registration or submission, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account associated with the entry will be deemed to be the registrant and s/he must be eligible according to these Official Rules. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address or the assigned Twitter account holder of the account name used to post the entry.  Proof of being the authorized account holder may be required.

Comment Criteria.  For a Comment to be eligible, it must be submitted in accordance with these Official Rules; comply with all Twitter policies and procedures (including format or size limits for posts); and not contain any identifiable names or markings of any third-party (such as trademarks, logos or distinctive marks). Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify a Comment as an entry in this Sweepstakes if the Comment contains indecent, illegal, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, or profane content, or communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate. Comments will not be returned to entrants. Sponsor does not wish to receive any Comment that you wish to treat as confidential or proprietary, so please do not submit anything of that nature to Sponsor and expect that it will be held in confidence by us or anyone else.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and all of his or her entries) who tampers or attempts to tamper with or abuse the entry process or the Sweepstakes website in any way or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor or the Sweepstakes judges appointed by Sponsor in their sole discretion.  Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the authorized account holder shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Winner Selection and Notification:  On or about Monday, March 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST, a random drawing will be held from among all eligible entries received from all entry methods combined during the Registration Period to select a total of nine (9) potential prize winners (see prize descriptions below). 

Any potential prize winner entrant shall be notified by message posting to such entrant’s Twitter account used to submit their entry.  If the Sponsor is unsuccessful in its attempt to reach and speak directly with a potential prize winners in person within 48-hours of the initial notification attempt, then that entrant may be disqualified and an alternate potential prize winner may be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above (time permitting).  There will be three (3) alternate drawings after which the associated prize will remain unawarded.

During the prize winner notification, the selected potential prize winner must confirm their eligibility, and indicate their willingness and ability to accept the prize.  The potential prize winner will then receive official notification via mail or email delivery.  If any selected winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, is unable or unwilling to accept the prize, fails to timely return the required winner documentation, or elects to decline the prize, s/he will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate winner will be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above.  Any disqualified entrant will not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation.  Decisions of the Sponsor in the selection and determination of the prize winners and all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding. 

Winner will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) on all prizes awarded.  Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with these Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.  If forfeited for any reason, finalist will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as provided herein. 

Grand Prize:  The nine (9) grand prizes consist of one (1) Signed Hooters Racing Hat autographed by Chase Elliott per grand prize winner.  Grand prize has an approximate retail value of $30 (each hat ARV is $30).  All other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance, redemption and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of winner.  All income, federal, state and local taxes are the winner’s sole responsibility.  All prize awards are non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  Failure to collect or properly claim prize in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.  All properly claimed prizes will be awarded.  Any unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. 

Additional Rules & Restrictions:  In the event an entrant wins a prize, and is later found to be in violation of these Official Rules he/she will be required to forfeit the prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of the prize if such violation is discovered after winner has used the prize. Participation in Sweepstakes constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use entrants’ names, cities and states of residence and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide on perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to hold all Hooters’ Released Parties and Twitter (collectively, the “Released Parties”) harmless from any claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or consequential, for injury (including but not limited to death), damages, losses or expenses arising out of or relating to entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes, or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities (including but not limited to travel or activity related thereto), and any claims based on publicity rights, copyright/trademark infringement, intellectual property rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery, and to assume all liability therefor.    

Released Parties shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond Released Parties’ sole control. 

Entrants are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment, mobile phone equipment, Internet access and cellular networks. Sponsor disclaims all liability for the inability of an entrant to complete or continue an entry due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Sponsor’s control, or otherwise. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for entries not received due to technical difficulties or transmission errors. The Sponsor disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any entry, prize, or item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method.  Released Parties are not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant's ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes.  Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors of any kind, whether computer, technical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or advertising of this Sweepstakes, administration or execution of the Sweepstakes, the cancellation of the game, the processing of entries or in the announcement of the prizes or prize winners.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes website. In the event that entrant breaches any of his/her representations, warranties or undertakings contained herein, Released Parties shall be entitled to and may seek indemnification from entrant for recovery of all legal fees, damages, costs, claims and other expenses that may be incurred by Released Parties as a result of the aforementioned breach.

If Sponsor requests the entrant’s cooperation in promoting the Sweepstakes, the entrant agrees to reasonably be available for such promotional activities.  By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant represents, warrants and covenants that (i) each Comment, or any portion thereof, is the entrant’s original work and does not infringe upon or otherwise violate any right of any third party, including any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights and (ii) the entrant has the right and power to enter the Sweepstakes and perform all of entrant’s obligations.

IN CASE OF DISPUTES:  Unless otherwise prohibited by law, as a condition to participating in the Sweepstakes the prize awarded by this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and will be determined by final and binding individual dispute resolution under the applicable rules of the American Arbitration Association; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, and in no event will entrant be entitled to received attorneys' fees or other legal costs; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Georgia or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Georgia.

Official Rules & Winners List:  For a copy of these Official Rules, or the name of prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 09/2/2019 to: Hooters Calendar Sweepstakes, 1815 The Exchange, Atlanta, GA 30339.  PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, official rules or winners list.

Sponsor:  Hooters of America, LLC, 1815 The Exchange, Atlanta, GA 30339. 

This Sweepstakes is not affiliated with or sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by or in any way in association with Twitter.  Twitter has no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize(s) awarded in connection therewith. Any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to Sponsor, and not to Twitter. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Twitter.