The Sweepstakes is open only to legal U.S. residents residing in any of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. The following persons are not eligible to participate: Employees, contractors, directors and officers of Frito-Lay, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, participating retailers, distributors, Web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Promotion Parties”) and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and/or “step”) of each and those living in their same households (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes).
Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time (“CT”) on April 16, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on May 6, 2017 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes Period is divided into twenty-one (21) daily entry periods (each a “Day”). A “Day” is defined as the 24 hours between 12:00:00 a.m. CT and the following 11:59:59 p.m. CT with the exception of the first day of the Sweepstakes Period which shall begin at 12:00:00 p.m. CT and end the following 11:59:59 p.m. CT. The computer of Sponsor's Web master is the official time-keeping device of the Sweepstakes.
During the Sweepstakes Period, visit www.tostitos.com (“Web Site”) and follow the online instructions to create a customized piñata. Next, complete the registration form to create an account (an “Account”) and follow the online instructions to share or download your piñata creation via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, including hashtags #TostitosPinataParty #Sweepstakes, to (a) receive one (1) initial entry into the corresponding Daily Drawing (as defined in Rule #4) and (b) an opportunity to break open your piñata to receive bonus entries into the corresponding Daily Drawing. Once you have shared/downloaded your piñata creation (as stated above) to receive an initial entry, your piñata will appear on your screen. Follow the online instructions to “click” or “tap” on the piñata to break it open. You will receive either one (1), two (2) or three (3) bonus entries into the corresponding Daily Drawing. The amount of bonus entries you receive will be determined on a random basis using an algorithm.
Limit one (1) initial entry per Day per Account per participating social media channel for a total of up to three (3) initial entries per Day per Account. Limit three (3) bonus entries per Day per Account per participating social media channel for a total of up to nine (9) bonus entries per Day per Account. No other forms of entry are valid. All entrants must have a valid email address. Entries will not be judged.
Each entry must be manually key stroked and/or manually entered by the individual participant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including but not limited to entries made using any script, macro, bot or sweepstakes service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these or related email addresses/IP addresses may be blocked. Additionally, use of multiple email addresses, social media accounts, phone numbers and/or mailing addresses, and/or the manipulation of such information, for the purpose of obtaining more than the stated number of entries, is prohibited and such persons will be disqualified and all entries shall be deemed invalid and any prize won shall be forfeited.
One (1) winner will be selected for each Day of the Sweepstakes Period in a random drawing to be held on or about each business day following the applicable Day from eligible entries received for a given Day (each a “Daily Drawing”). Entries will not carry forward to subsequent Daily Drawings. All Daily Drawings will be conducted by an independent judging agency, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received for a given drawing. Limit one (1) prize per person/household.
Prizes (21; 1 per Day for the Sweepstakes Period : Customized piñata and a $1,000 gift card. Gift cards are subject to terms and conditions as set by issuer. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,100 each. Winner must accept prize as stated, or prize will be forfeited. Total ARV of all prizes: $23,100.
No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Promotion Parties resulting from entrant's participation in or attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or ability or inability to upload or download any information in connection with the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or the Promotion Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: Hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic or Internet connectivity or other online or network communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet providers, servers, hosts or other providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any online transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted transmissions; inaccessibility of the Web Site in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or Web Site; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, or worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the uploading of entries, the announcement of prizes or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Web Site. Use of Web Site is at user’s own risk. Sponsor and Promotion Parties are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to user's or any other person's computer equipment resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes. In the event of an identity dispute, entry will be considered made by the registered owner of the email address associated with the account used for entry. “Registered owner” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address.
Potential winners will be notified by phone, email and/or mail. Potential winners will be required to (a) provide a photograph of themselves (for the creation of the customized piñata) and (b) complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and, where lawful, Publicity Release within seven (7) days of notification by email and/or mail. The submitted photograph must meet the approval of the Sponsor or prize may be forfeited. Obscene/inappropriate photographs, including those that are inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate are not permitted. Sponsor is not responsible for any change in entrant's email address, mailing address and/or telephone number. If attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, if required documents are not returned within the required number of days, if winner cannot be verified, or if winner is otherwise unable to accept the prize as stated, prize may be forfeited. If a prize is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and Sponsor shall have no further liability to award that prize. Prizes will be shipped within eight (8) weeks after the Sweepstakes end date.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor, Promotion Parties, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize, recipients (a) agree that Sponsor, Promotion Parties, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by winner against, any liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Sweepstakes; from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize, including any travel related thereto, and (b) grant (and agree to confirm grant in writing promptly upon request) to Sponsor and those acting under Sponsor’s authority, and each of their respective designees the right to use his/her name, photograph, likeness, voice, image, statements, and biographical information at any time or times, for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including the Internet without review, notification or approval, and additional compensation or consideration, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor and Promotion Parties are not liable in the event that any portion of the Sweepstakes or prize is canceled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other condition beyond their control (a “Force Majeure Event”).
Winners are solely responsible for any taxes on the prize and will receive an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of the prize, if applicable. No cash equivalent or substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. No transfer of prize is permitted. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to (a) disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and (b) cancel, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor will randomly award the prizes among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to cancellation. This Sweepstakes is offered only in the United States and is governed by the laws of the state of Texas, and all claims must be resolved in the federal or state courts located in Collin or Dallas counties, Texas.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
For the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by June 6, 2017 to: Tostitos Piñata Sweepstakes Winner’s List, 10 South 5th Street, 7th Floor, Dept. 878-736, Minneapolis, MN 55402.
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