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Ricola® Natural Voices Sweepstakes

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF

WINNING.

1. Eligibility: The Ricola® Natural Voices Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) consists of an Instant Win game (the “Instant Win Game”) and a Grand Prize drawing (the “Grand Prize Drawing”), and is open only to current legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old as of the date of entry. Employees of Ricola USA, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), its advertising/promotion/internet agencies associated with this Sweepstakes including Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide (the “Administrator”), and all such employees’ immediate family members (defined as spouse, child, parent, sibling; whether biological, adopted, “step” or in-law, regardless of where they reside) and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible.

This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. Participation in the Promotion constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to be bound by these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.

2. Sponsor: Ricola USA, Inc., 6 Campus Drive, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Administrator: Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide, 650 Dundee Road, Suite 250, Northbrook, IL 60062.

3. Timing: The Promotion begins on September 19, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on December 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (the "Promotion Period"), with intervening entry periods for the Instant Win Game on each day of the Promotion Period (each day begins at 12:00 a.m. and ends at 11:59 p.m.) (each a “Daily Entry Period” or “Day”). All times for this Promotion are Central Standard Time. Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Promotion. Note: You may not enter more than one (1) time in any 24 hour period, even if technically entering on a different Day.

4. Entry : To participate in any portion of the Promotion, eligible entrants must visit www.RicolaPTX.com/Natural-voices.com (the “Promotion Website”) during the Promotion Period and follow the on-screen directions, which include (a) providing an email address, (b) confirming agreement to these Official Rules, and (c) clicking the “Play” button. The time at which you click the “Play” button (your “Play”) will determine your exact time of entry (“Play Time”). Limit one Play per person and/or email address per 24 hour period. Once you click Play, you will be electronically barred by the system from playing again for 24 hours.

a. Instant Win Game: Following your Play during a Daily Entry Period, if you are a potential winner of an Instant Prize, you will hear the Pentatonix version of the Ricola “jingle” and a message will be displayed notifying you that you are a winner of that Day’s Instant Prize (as detailed in Rule 7, below), subject to verification (the “Instant Win Notification”). If you are not a potential Instant Prize winner, you will hear a record scratching and will be notified that you are not an instant winner. There will be one (1) Instant Prize available for each Day during the Promotion Period. There is no limit on the number of Days for which you could be a potential Instant Prize winner, so you may continue to play on subsequent Days even if you have already been notified that you are a potential Instant Prize winner on a prior Day.

b. Grand Prize Drawing: All eligible Plays, whether winning or non-winning for an Instant Prize, will result in one entry (an “Entry”) into the Grand Prize drawing, which will take place following the close of the Promotion Period. There will be one Grand Prize for the entire Promotion Period, as detailed in Rule 7(b), below.

Sponsor is not responsible for any third party use of your email address to participate in the Promotion without your permission. Limit one Play/Entry per person/email address per 24 hour period. Any Entries made through any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar request duplication method will be disqualified and will not be honored. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected Plays/Entries, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any entrant associated with a Play, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. In the event of a dispute, the potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

5. Winner Determination:

a. Instant Win Game: For the Instant Win Game, if you are the first player with a Play Time at the randomly generated, predetermined Instant Prize winning time for that Day, you will be the winner of the Instant Prize for that Day (as further defined in Rule 7 below), subject to verification, and will be notified on screen (the “Instant Win Notification”). If there is no Play Time at one of those predetermined winning times, the next Play Time after the predetermined winning time will be the potential winner of the Instant Prize associated with that time, as indicated on screen.

b. Grand Prize Drawing: For the Grand Prize Drawing, within approximately seventy-two hours of the close of the Promotion Period, Administrator will randomly select one Entry from amongst all eligible Entries to be the one (1) Grand Prize winner, subject to verification.

c. Second Chance Drawing: If there are any Instant Prizes from the Instant Win Game for which a potential winner is not verified (per the process detailed in Rule 6.a., below), at the conclusion of the Promotion Period Sponsor or Administrator will conduct a random drawing from amongst all eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period in an attempt to secure a prize winner for that Instant Win Prize, subject to verification.

ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS MUST COMPLY WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THEY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR, WHO’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE ON SCREEN MESSAGE INDICATES THAT HE/SHE HAS WON OR BEEN SELECTED, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND THE PLAY HAVE BEEN VERIFIED. NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ADMINISTRATOR WILL ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF VERIFICATION. ANY PLAY THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED FOR ANY REASON IS DEEMED A DEFECTIVE PLAY, IS VOID, AND WILL NOT BE HONORED. ONLY THE ADVERTISED NUMBER OF PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED. UNCLAIMED PRIZES WILL NOT BE AWARDED.

6. Winner Verification:

a. Instant Prize Winner Verification: The potential Instant Prize winner for each Daily Entry Period will receive instructions online at time of Instant Win Notification for the verification process, which will include the potential winner providing his/her full name, mailing address and date of birth. Potential Instant Prize winner must complete the verification process while still logged in to the Promotion Website in the same session and within one (1) hour of the time the Instant Win Notification is given (as determined by Sponsor or Administrator). Instant Prize will be mailed to the verified winner within four to six weeks following verification. If potential Instant Prize winner closes out/logs out/signs off before completing the verification process, or fails to complete the verification process within one (1) hour of Instant Win Notification, or is determined to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, that potential Instant Prize winner will be disqualified and will forfeit his/her claim to the Instant Prize. The next Play after the system recognizes that the prior potential Instant Winner is disqualified will be notified as the potential winner of that Instant Prize, provided the Day for that Instant Win Prize has not ended. If a winner for any Day’s Instant Prize is not verified by midnight of that Day, that Day’s Instant Prize will roll into the Second Chance Drawing prize pool. If an Instant Prize is returned as undeliverable when sent to the address provided by the verified winner as part of the verification process, prize will be forfeited and will not be awarded.

b. Grand Prize Winner Verification: The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by email at the email address provided at time of Entry (“Grand Prize Winner Notification”). The Grand Prize Winner Notification email will include two attachments (“Prize Claim Forms”), one of which is an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release for the potential winner to complete and sign, and the second of which is a Guest Liability/Publicity Release for the potential winner’s guest for the Meet and Greet (as described in Rule 7(b)) to complete and sign. Guest of winner must be 18 years of age or older. If potential winner or guest is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence, the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and/or Guest Liability/Publicity Release (depending on whether each or both is a minor in his/her state of residence) must be signed by such eligible minor’s parent or legal guardian. Both completed and signed Prize Claim Forms must returned by the potential winner to Administrator postmarked within ten (10) days of the send date of the Grand Prize Winner Notification, or prize will be forfeited. Cash portion of Grand Prize will be mailed to the verified Grand Prize winner within four to six weeks following verification. Verified Grand Prize winner will be notified of the location, date and time of the “Meet and Greet” at least six weeks prior to the event. If potential Grand Prize winner is determined to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, if Grand Prize Winner Notification is returned as undeliverable, if potential Grand Prize winner fails to return completed and signed Prize Claim Forms within time period specified, or if Grand Prize is returned as undeliverable, the Grand Prize will be forfeited by that potential winner and Sponsor or Administrator may select an alternate Entry from among all remaining eligible Entries to become the potential Grand Prize winner. Sponsor or Administrator will conduct no more than three (3) drawings to find and verify a Grand Prize winner. If after three drawings a Grand Prize winner has not been verified, the prize will be deemed unclaimed and will not be awarded. Neither Sponsor nor Administrator is required to make more than one (1) attempt to notify a single potential Grand Prize winner.

c. Second Chance Drawing Winner Verification: If there is a second chance drawing for any Instant Prize Package for which a winner was not verified in the Instant Win Game, the potential Second Chance Drawing winner will be notified by email at the email address provided at time of Entry (“Second Chance Winner Notification”). The Second Chance Winner Notification email will include directions on how to respond by email for verification by providing the potential winner’s name, mailing address and date of birth (the “Second Chance Response”). The Second Chance Response must be received by Sponsor or Administrator within seventy-two hours of the send date/time of the Second Chance Winner Notification. Once verified, the prize will be mailed to the winner of the Second Chance Drawing prize within four to six weeks. If potential Second Chance winner is determined to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, if Second Chance Winner Notification is returned as undeliverable, if potential Second Chance winner fails to send the proper Second Chance Response, if Second Chance Response is not received within time period specified, or if prize is returned as undeliverable when sent to the mailing address provided by the potential winner, the prize package will be forfeited by that potential winner and no more attempts will be made to award that Instant Prize.

7. Prizes:

a. Instant Prize Packages: There will be one (1) Instant Prize Package available for each Day during the Promotion Period. The Instant Prize Packages and dates for which each Instant Prize Package is available to be awarded are as set forth in Table 7.a.1, below. Upon verification, Instant Win Game Prize Packages will be sent to the winner’s address, as provided by the Instant Prize winner at time of verification. Odds of winning an Instant Win Prize Package depend on the number of eligible Plays and the Play Times for each Daily Entry Period. If an Instant Prize Package rolls over to the Second Chance Drawing, odds depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period.

Table 7.a.1

Daily Entry Periods

(each 12:00 a.m.-11:59 p.m.)

Instant Prize Package

(all items with Pentatonix branding other than Ricola product)

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Instant Prize

Each Monday during the Promotion Period

  • Navy Logo Lounge Pant
  • Twelve (12) twenty-one drop bags of Ricola Original Cough Drops

$84.63

Each Tuesday during the Promotion Period

  • World Tour 2016 Album Tee
  • Twelve (12) twenty-one drop bags of Ricola Original Cough Drops

$69.58

Each Wednesday during the Promotion Period

  • Color Keys Pullover Hoodie
  • Twelve (12) twenty-one drop bags of Ricola Original Cough Drops

$84.63

Each Thursday during the Promotion Period

  • Stripes World Tour 2016 Tee
  • World Tour 2016 Poster
  • Twelve (12) twenty-one drop bags of Ricola Original Cough Drops

$74.58

Each Friday during the Promotion Period

  • Pentatonix New Christmas CD
  • Color Logo Tour Hat
  • Twelve (12) twenty-one drop bags of Ricola Original Cough Drops

$79.62

Each Saturday during the Promotion Period

  • Extruded Pentatonix Tee
  • Pattern Silhouettes Mug
  • Twelve (12) twenty-one drop bags of Ricola Original Cough Drops

$84.58

Each Sunday during the Promotion Period

  • Can’t Sleep Love Socks
  • Piano Keys Beanie Cap
  • Twelve (12) twenty-one drop bags of Ricola Original Cough Drops

$77.58


b. Grand Prize: There will be one (1) Grand Prize that consists of the cash prize described below and the opportunity for the Grand Prize winner and one guest (who must be 18 or older) to attend a meet and greet with members of Pentatonix (the “Meet and Greet”). The exact location, date and time of the Meet and Greet shall be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. The ARV for the Meet and Greet is $350 per person, for a total of $700. The Grand Prize winner will also be awarded a cash prize of $4,300 (USD) that can be used to cover the travel expenses for the Grand Prize winner and guest to attend the Meet and Greet. The Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for booking his/her own travel and accommodations, and for all expenses incurred in connection with attending the Meet and Greet. If the Grand Prize winner chooses not to attend the Meet and Greet, nothing will be awarded in lieu of the Meet and Greet. The Grand Prize winner may not transfer the Meet and Greet opportunity to another party. ARV of Grand Prize: $5,000.

Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received.


8. Total Prize Value: The total ARV for all Prizes awarded in the Promotion is: $13,250.42.

9. Miscellaneous: No transfer or cash redemption of prizes are permitted. No substitution of prizes allowed. Taxes on prizes and all expenses related to acceptance and use of prizes are the sole responsibility of winners. The Grand Prize winner will be issued a 1099 for the value of his/her prize.

All prizes properly claimed will be awarded. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.

By entering the Promotion, you affirm that you have read and agree to abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator. Acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name and address (city and state) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation except where prohibited by law.

Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to disqualify any entrant acting in violation of the Official Rules or found tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the Promotion or the Promotion Website. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE RELATED TO SPONSOR OR THE PROMOTION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW

10. Limitations and Release of Liability: Sponsor, Administrator, Pentatonix and parties related to the Pentatonix 2017 tour, any other person or entity involved in the prizing, planning, administration, execution or fulfillment of the Promotion, and all of their respective parent or affiliated entities, owners, officers, directors, employees, shareholders, members, agents or contractors (collectively “Released Parties”) are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; printing or other errors; and any entries which are late, lost, delayed, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible, or any combination thereof.

Released Parties are not responsible and shall not be liable for: (a) any telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or by any human error which may occur in connection with the Promotion or in processing of entries; (b) failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; (c) late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries; (d) any failures of any social media sites; and (e) any condition or event that may cause the Promotion to be disrupted or corrupted. By participating in this Promotion, you agree that in no event will Released Parties be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of your access to and use of the Promotion Website or any social media sites. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Promotion Website is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Promotion if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Promotion; or if a computer virus, bug or other technical problem corrupts the administration or security of the Promotion as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted on the Promotion Website and in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the winners may be selected from all eligible entries received prior to termination (provided a sufficient number of eligible entries have been achieved at the time of termination). Proof of submitting entries will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor or Administrator. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or the like methods of participation will void all such entries made by such methods. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected or if the account holder fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules.

By participating or entering this Promotion, you release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties from and against any claims, losses, damage or liability related in any way to the operation of this Promotion, as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses (whether alleged, threatened, or actual) to any person or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Promotion.

11. Legal: Except where prohibited by law, as a further condition of participating in this Promotion, you agree that (a) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively, by final and binding arbitrations under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”); (b) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretations, enforcement and all proceeding at such arbitration; and (c) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstance will you (or your guardian) be permitted to obtain awards for, and you or your legal guardian hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney’s fees, and you or your legal guardian further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of or you, Sponsor or Administrator in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New Jersey, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in Morris County, New Jersey.

12. Tampering. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Promotion, or who Sponsor or Administrator believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption, or damage will be disqualified. Entries that contain errors, or are incomplete or received after the Promotion Period, will not be accepted.

13. Winners List To obtain a list of major prize winners (prizes valued at $25 or more), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Ricola Natural Voices Winners List, P.O. Box 0672; Northbrook, IL 60065-0672, postmarked by January 31, 2017. Winners’ first names and initials of last name, along with their city/state of residence, may also be posted on the Promotion Website, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

14. Privacy: Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant's participation in this Promotion will be used by Sponsor, its affiliates, agents and marketers, and by Administrator to administer this Promotion as described in these Official Rules and in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy as posted on the Promotion Website and at http://www.ricola.com/en-us/Meta/Privacy-Statement.

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