Official Rules

THE BACK TO SCHOOL MEGA EVENT SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.

ELIGIBILITY: The Back to School Mega Event Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are age 18 or older and the age of majority at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of S-L Snacks National, LLC (the "Sponsor"), US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”) and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIODS: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Monday, July 16, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Sunday, August 26, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Within the Sweepstakes Period, there are six (6) Weekly Entry Periods (each, a “Weekly Entry Period”) and six (6) corresponding Weekly Random Drawings (each, a “Random Drawing”) as defined in the “Weekly Entry Periods & Drawings Schedule” below. Entries must be received during a Weekly Entry Period to be eligible for that Weekly Entry Period’s drawing and prize. Non-winning entries for a Weekly Entry Period will roll over to subsequent Weekly Entry Periods. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes.

WEEKLY ENTRY PERIOD & DRAWINGS SCHEDULE
Weekly Entry Period # WEEKLY ENTRY PERIODS START AND END DATES:
All eligible entries must be received between 12:00:01 AM ET on 7/16/18 and 11:59:59 PM ET on:
Random Drawing Date:
On or about:
# of Prizes per Weekly Entry Period
1 7/22/18 7/24/18 15
2 7/29/18 7/31/18 15
3 8/5/18 8/7/18 15
4 8/12/18 8/14/18 15
5 8/19/18 8/21/18 15
6 8/26/18 8/28/18 15

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit www.bettersnackingforyou.com and follow all entry instructions to complete the entry form, which will include providing your full name, e-mail address and phone number, and submit to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (the “Entry”). Entries must be received between Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:00:01 AM ET and Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at http://snyderslance.com/privacy/. Once submitted, entries cannot be deleted, canceled or modified. Incomplete or nonconforming entries will be disqualified.

Limit: One (1) Entry per person per twenty-four (24) hour period, regardless of whether entrant has more than one email address. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS: There are ninety (90) prizes (collectively, the “Weekly Prizes”) available to be won, fifteen (15) Weekly Prizes available per Weekly Entry Period.

Weekly Grand Prizes: There are six (6) Weekly Grand Prizes available to be won, one (1) Weekly Grand Prize per Weekly Entry Period. Each Weekly Grand Prize winner will receive a $2,500 Scholarship and a Snyder’s Lance branded lunch box. The ARV of each Weekly Grand Prize is: $2,515. $2,500 Scholarships will be awarded as a $2,500 deposit in winner’s 529 Plan College Savings Account (a “529 Account”) or the 529 Account of an individual chosen by winner to be the beneficiary for the scholarship. Scholarship recipient is responsible for establishing a 529 Account within 45 days of winner confirmation and is subject to all terms and conditions associated with such 529 Account based upon the 529 Account guidelines in the beneficiary’s state of residence. Any fees associated with respect to the 529 Account the winners choose to establish and maintain are the sole responsibility of winner. Scholarship will be paid directly to the 529 Account administrator as a contribution to an existing 529 Account or as initial funding for a new 529 Account, subject to any requirements/restrictions for contributions to such 529 Account. Grand Prize winner has the option to choose to receive a cash alternative prize of $2,500 in lieu of accepting the Grand Prize as a $2,500 deposit in a 529 Account.

Weekly First Prizes: There are six (6) Weekly First Prizes available to be won, one (1) Weekly First Prize per Weekly Entry Period. Each Weekly First Prize winner will receive one (1) laptop computer and a Snyder’s Lance branded lunch box. The ARV of each Weekly First Prize is: $494.

Weekly Second Prizes: There are six (6) Weekly Second Prizes available to be won, one (1) Weekly Second Prize per Weekly Entry Period. Each Weekly Second Prize winner will receive a mini tablet. The ARV of each Weekly Second Prize is: $414.

Weekly Third Prizes: There are twelve (12) Weekly Third Prizes available to be won, two (2) Weekly Third Prizes per Weekly Entry Period. Each Weekly Third Prize winner will receive a $50 Prepaid Gift Card for school supplies and a Snyder’s Lance branded lunch box. The ARV of each Weekly Third Prize is: $65. Prepaid Gift Cards are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift card usage is subject to the issuing company’s complete terms and conditions, including expiration dates.

Weekly Fourth Prizes: There are sixty (60) Weekly Fourth Prizes available to be won, ten (10) Weekly Fourth Prizes per Weekly Entry Period. Each Weekly Fourth Prize winner will receive a Snyder’s Lance branded item and a Snyder’s Lance branded lunch box. The ARV of each Weekly Fourth Prize is: $32.

The total ARV of all prizes available to be won: $23,238.

There is a limit of one (1) prize per person. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received per Weekly Entry Period.

The ARV of electronics prizes are subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded. The difference of any such fluctuation will not be awarded to the winner.

RANDOM DRAWINGS: Random Drawings will be conducted by the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent representative of the Sponsor, whose decisions are final. The potential Weekly Prize winners will be selected in a series of random drawings from among all eligible entries received within the corresponding Weekly Entry Period on or about the corresponding Random Drawing Date indicated in the Weekly Entry Period & Drawings Schedule in the “Sweepstakes Entry Periods” section of these Official Rules.

WINNER NOTIFICATION & VERIFICATION:

Grand Prize Winners Notification & Verification: Potential Grand Prize winners will be notified via email and/or phone and will be required to sign and return, within five (5) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, an IRS W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases"). These Releases will require the Grand Prize winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. The prize package will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified.

First through Fourth Prize Winners Notification & Verification: The potential First through Fourth Prize winners will be notified by email and/or phone and will be required to confirm their mailing address and date of birth within five (5) days of notification via return email. Non-compliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. The prize package will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Only two (2) alternate winners may be determined through this process, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.

Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are not assignable nor transferable, except as expressly set forth above. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prizes not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.

Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Grand Prize winner will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of preparation of tax forms as required by law.

Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to Sponsor and/or its designees to use winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.

Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any).

GENERAL: Although subsequent attempts to enter on a given 24-hour period may be received, only the first complete entry received from a particular entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate email address, will be disqualified.

By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, and release the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator, and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the Sweepstakes, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Except where prohibited by law, entrants and winners assume all liability and hold harmless and indemnify the Released Parties for any liability, injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw a method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes). If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes termination.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

GOVERNING LAW AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of North Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws.

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (D) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

DISPUTES: The parties hereto each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Released Parties shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited. The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS. In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing). Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.

PRIVACY: Personal information collected from entrants are subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at http://snyderslance.com/privacy/.

OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.bettersnackingforyou.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 28, 2018, to: The Back to School Mega Event Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winners (available after 8/28/18), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than 9/28/18), to: The Back to School Mega Event Sweepstakes Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

SPONSOR: S-L Snacks National, LLC, 13515 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte, NC 28277.

ADMINISTRATOR: US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. 1-800-620-6044