NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh

Official Rules

 

 

No Purchase or text message Necessary TO ENTER OR WIN.

1. Eligibility: The NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh promotion (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of  the 50 United States (or the District of Columbia) who are 13 years of age or older and who have a Coca-Cola account (each an “Account”) at the time of entry.  Employees and non-employee workers of The Coca‑Cola Company, Coca‑Cola bottlers, National Collegiate Athletic Association® (“NCAA®”), Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., CBS Broadcasting Inc., Wendy’s  International,  LLC,  and its subsidiaries, affiliates  and  their franchisees, (“Wendy’s®”), 7-Eleven, Inc., its affiliates and franchisees, HelloWorld, Inc., and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and any prize providers, agencies and suppliers that are involved in the development or execution of this Promotion or any of its materials, and the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such person are not eligible.  The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. The Promotion is based on outcomes of the basketball games in the 2018 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Tournament (the "Tournament") and consists of a bracket-style instant win game (the "Bracket Instant Win Game"), a sweepstakes for those who hold a game piece for a team that wins the Tournament (the "Grand Prize Sweepstakes") and a sweepstakes for those who play the Bracket and do not win an Instant Win Game game piece from a given play (the "NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes"). The outcomes the Tournament will determine which holders of which game pieces will be eligible to receive gifts and/or prizes in this Promotion.

 

2. Sponsor: The Coca-Cola Company, One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30313.

Administrator: HelloWorld, Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075.

The NCAA® is neither a sponsor nor administrator of the Promotion.

 

3. Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in the Promotion, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion.   

 

4. Promotion Period: The Promotion begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), February 26, 2018 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET, April 3, 2018 (the "Promotion Period") and is comprised of two (2) phases, as set forth in the table below. Please note that the Bracket Instant Win Game is only available until March 21, 2018:

 

Phase:

Starts at 12:00 p.m. ET on:

Ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on:

Bracket Instant Win Game

2/26/18

3/21/18

NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes

2/26/18

4/3/18

 

Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Promotion.

 

5. How to Enter: You will need a Coca-Cola Account to participate. There are several ways to play the Bracket Instant Win Game to try to obtain a virtual game piece (each a "Game Piece"), each of which represents a team that has reached at least the Sweet Sixteen® stage in the Tournament. The region ("Region") and the seed ("Seed") of the team will be indicated on the Game Piece if you receive it before the Sweet Sixteen® teams are determined.  At the start of the Bracket Instant Win Game phase, there will be 16 unique teams/placeholders for 16 unique teams. See details below regarding Sweepstakes entry, as well:

 

a)     Code Entry/Scan Method of Play (Purchase Coca-Cola-branded Products to Obtain Codes) or sip & scan™ on Coca‑Cola or POWERADE Packaging Method of Play: During the Promotion Period, visit www.coke.com/bracketrefresh or www.powerade.com/bracketrefresh and follow the links and instructions to log in or create an Account. Then, locate the code on packaging of any participating Coca‑Cola®-branded products or POWERADE®-branded products ("Code"). See participating products HERE . Follow the links and instructions to enter or scan one Code where indicated.  Or, locate the sip & scan™ icon on packaging of any participating Coca‑Cola®-branded products or POWERADE®-branded products.  Follow the links and instructions to scan the sip & scan™ icon. In either case, if you are playing on or before March 21, 2018, follow the links and instructions to claim your Instant Win Game play from your “My Rewards” tab in your Account and then you will automatically proceed to the Bracket Instant Win Game and get one play. If you are a winner in the Bracket Instant Win Game, you will receive 1 randomly-selected virtual Game Piece based on the quantities and odds stated below, while supplies last. Then, if you would like your Sweepstakes entry, go back to your My Rewards tab in your Account and take the necessary steps before the stated deadline to claim 1 entry into the NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes, regardless of the phase during which you played. See free method of obtaining Codes in Section (c) (i), below.

 

b)     sip & scan™ on Wendy’s Cup Method of Play: During the Promotion Period, visit www.coke.com/Wendys and follow the links and instructions to log in to your Account. Then, locate the sip & scan™ icon on a Wendy’s cup.  Follow the links and instructions to scan the sip & scan™ icon and if you are playing on or before March 21, 2018, follow the links and instructions to claim your Instant Win Game play from your “My Rewards” tab in your Account and then you will automatically proceed to the Bracket Instant Win Game and get one (1) play. If you are a winner in the Bracket Instant Win Game, you will receive one (1) randomly-selected virtual Game Piece based on the quantities and odds stated below, while supplies last. Then, if you would like your Sweepstakes entry, go back to your My Rewards tab in your Account and take the necessary steps before the stated deadline to claim one (1) entry into the NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes, regardless of the phase during which you played.

 

c)       sip & scan™ on 7-Eleven’s BIG GULP® Cup Method of Play: During the Promotion Period, visit www.Powerade.com/711 and follow the links and instructions to log in to your Account. Then, locate the sip & scan™ icon on 7-Eleven’s BIG GULP® Promo cup. Follow the links and instructions to scan the sip & scan™ icon and if you are playing on or before 3/21/18, follow the links and instructions to claim your Instant Win Game play from your “My Rewards” tab in your Account and then you will automatically proceed to the Bracket Instant Win Game and get one (1) play. If you are a winner in the Bracket Instant Win Game, you will receive one (1) randomly-selected virtual Game Piece based on the quantities and odds stated below, while supplies last. Then, if you would like your Sweepstakes entry, go back to your My Rewards tab in your Account and take the necessary steps before the stated deadline to claim one (1) entry into the NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes, regardless of the phase during which you played.

 

d)     Free Methods of Obtaining Codes and Play (check dates carefully):

 

i. Mail-In Free Code Request (available from February 16, 2018 to March 10, 2018): During the dates stated immediately above only, to request a Code without making a purchase or scanning a sip & scan™ icon, mail a 3"x5" piece of paper with your name, home mailing address, email address, day/evening phone numbers, and date of birth in an envelope with proper postage to "NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh – Free Code Request,” P.O. Box 5035, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5035. All requests must be postmarked by March 12, 2018 and received by March 19, 2018. You will receive a Code via email, and you may use it to participate in the Promotion, as described in Section 5 a, above. Limit: One (1) request per envelope and up to one (1) request per person per day during the Promotion Period. All requests must be hand printed and become the exclusive property of the Sponsor. None will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Sponsor. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due requests, which will not be honored. The Code will be emailed to the email address provided in your mail-in Free Code request (for Section 5(d)(i). If you obtain Codes through this method, each Code may only be used 1 time, subject to the play limit below.

 

ii. Online Free Instant Win Game Play and Sweepstakes Entry (available via this method from March 11, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. ET to March 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET): During the dates stated immediately above only, to play and enter without making a purchase or scanning a sip & scan™ icon, visit www.coke.com/bracketrefresh and follow the links and instructions to log in to your Account. Then, for the Instant Win Game ONLY, CLICK HERE and follow the links and instructions to receive one Instant Win Game play. If you are a winner in the Bracket Instant Win Game, you will receive 1 randomly-selected virtual Game Piece based on the quantities and odds stated below, while supplies last. Then, for the Sweepstakes ONLY, CLICK HERE and follow the links and instructions to receive one entry into the NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes.

 

iii. Online Free Sweepstakes Entry (available from March 22, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. ET to April 3, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET): During the dates stated immediately above only, to enter the Sweepstakes without making a purchase or scanning a sip & scan™ icon, visit www.coke.com/bracketrefresh and follow the links and instructions to log in to your Account. Then, CLICK HERE and follow the links and instructions to receive one entry into the NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes. The Instant Win Game will no longer be live during this period.

 

The Instant Win Game is not compatible with systems using Opera Web Browsers.

 

For All Methods of Entry: Limit: One (1) instant win game play per person per day during the Bracket Instant Win Game phase, regardless of method of entry. Therefore, there is a limit of up to one (1) Game Piece and/or one (1) NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes entry per person per day depending on the phase in which you play, during the Promotion Period. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address or Account. All plays/entries must take place during the Promotion Period. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of plays/Game Pieces/entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, Accounts, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s plays/Game Pieces/entries and that participant may be disqualified.  Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes entry services) will void all plays/Game Pieces/entries by that entrant.  In the event of a dispute as to any play/Game Piece/entry, the authorized holder of the Account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized Account holders.

 

If you win a Game Piece, before the NCAA Sweet Sixteen® teams are determined, your Game Piece will indicate on it the Region and the Seed that has been assigned to you. This will correspond to the seeding that is assigned for the NCAA Sweet Sixteen® games. Once a team has been assigned to your specific Region and Seed, watch to see if your team wins its game. If it does, every entrant who has a Game Piece with a team that wins the NCAA Sweet Sixteen®, Elite Eight®, and Final Four® rounds will receive the specified gift. See gift details in Section 9, below. For the final game of the Tournament only, if you have a Game Piece with the team that wins the Tournament, you will be entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize in the Grand Prize Sweepstakes. If you have that Game Piece but do not win, there is a special offer for you. See Section 9 below, for additional details.  

 

6. How to Create a Coca‑Cola Account: Visit www.coke.com/bracketrefresh or www.POWERADE.com/bracketrefresh (or coke.com/wendys or powerade.com/711) and click on the sign up/sign-in link and follow the instructions to register for an Account. To become a member, you must have a unique, valid email address. Accounts cannot be shared. If you already have an Account, please use that. Limit: One (1) Account per person, across all Coca‑Cola websites.

 

7. All potential GAME PIECE and PRIZE winners are subject to verification by Sponsor or administrator, whose decisions are final AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION.  An entrant is not a winner of any prize, even if the PROMOTION SHOULD so indicate, unless and until entrant's eligibility, AND the potential Winning PLAY/ENTRY/GAME PIECE have been verified, and entrant has been notified that verification is complete.  Sponsor will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process.  any play that occurs after the instant win game system has failed for any reason is deemed a defective play, is void, and will not be honored.

 

8. Promotion Prize Selection, Game Piece Distribution, and Verification of Potential Winners: Potential winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules.  Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Promotion and the selection of potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion.

 

For the Bracket Instant Win Game: Game Pieces will be randomly distributed during the Bracket Instant Win Game phase based on the quantities listed in the chart below. Up to 400,000 Game Pieces will be distributed during the Bracket Instant Win Game phase. Limit: up to one (1) of each Game Piece/team per person. Once teams have been assigned to the Regions and Seeds for the  Sweet Sixteen® phase of the Tournament, follow the team that corresponds to your Game Piece to see if you will receive a gift or be eligible for the Grand Prize Sweepstakes.   

 

For the Grand Prize Sweepstakes and the NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes: Administrator will randomly select the potential Grand Prize winner and the potential NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes Prize winner from among all eligible entries for the applicable prize, on or around five (5) days after the end of the Tournament and each selected entrant will be the potential winner of the applicable prize. The potential winners will be notified by email, mail, or phone and will need to take additional steps below to claim the applicable prize or forfeit it.  

 

For All Gifts and Prizes: On or about four (4) days after the end of each round of the Tournament, starting with Sweet Sixteen®, each potential recipient of a gift for his or her team advancing to the next round of the Tournament will receive the gift "tagged" to his or her Account and must claim the gift within seven (7) days or forfeit the gift. Be sure your Account includes your valid email address. The potential Grand Prize winner and the potential NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes Prize winner (or potential winner's parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to sign and return to Administrator a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and (except where prohibited) Publicity Release (the "Declaration"), which must be received within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize.  If any potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Declaration (for prizes valued at $600 or more only) within the required time period, or if prize is returned as undeliverable, he/she forfeits the prize. In the event that a potential Sweepstakes prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Administrator will award the prize to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries for the applicable prize, up to three (3) alternate drawings. If the alternate potential winners are disqualified, the applicable prize will not be awarded. Unclaimed or forfeited gifts will remain unawarded. Non-travel gifts will be fulfilled up to 10 to 12 weeks after the conclusion of the Promotion.

 

The Game Pieces will be randomly distributed, but will be available in quantities set forth in the following chart (the quantity listed will be available for each of the four (4) Regions and each of the four (4) teams in each Region):

 

BRACKET INSTANT WIN GAME PHASE

 

SEED   Quantity Distributed per Region and Team

 

Teams (ranked highest to lowest)

West

East

South

Midwest

1

25,000

25,000

25,000

25,000

2

25,000

25,000

25,000

25,000

3

25,000

25,000

25,000

25,000

4

25,000

25,000

25,000

25,000

 

The odds of obtaining a particular Game Piece will depend on multiple factors. Those factors include the quantity of that particular Game Piece available (quantity per team is equal, per chart above), the Game Pieces/teams you already have, how many people have participated, the total quantity of Game Pieces available, and the functionality of the Bracket Instant Win Game.

 

9. Prizes and Gifts:

 

a. Grand Prize Sweepstakes Prize:

1 Grand Prize: A check for $20,000 made out to the winner. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") $20,000.

 

Odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend on the number of eligible entrants who hold the Game Piece of the team that wins the Tournament. If you have the Game Piece of the team that wins the Tournament but you are not selected as the potential Grand Prize winner, you will receive a coupon/digital code valid for $1 off that may be used at ShareACoke.com, terms and conditions apply. Up to 24,999 of these, valued at $1 each.

 

b. NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes Prize:

1 NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes Prize: A trip for 2 to the 2019 Final Four®  in Minneapolis, MN; and a POWERADE® Hydration Kit prize pack, all details determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Trip prize package includes round trip, coach-class air transportation for 2 from a major airport near winner’s home (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); 4 nights' accommodations at Sponsor's choice of hotel (single room, double occupancy); ground transportation between airport and hotel; 2 tickets to the 2019 NCAA® Men’s Final Four®, which includes the National Semifinals & Championship Final Games (seat locations to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); a $500 prepaid gift card that may be used for spending money; and travel agent services. Winner must travel on the dates specified by the Sponsor, surrounding the 2019 NCAA® Final Four® game, or prize will be forfeited.  Travel must be round trip.  Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight.  Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and those set forth by the Sponsor's airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract.  If trip destination is less than 250 miles from the winner's residence, winner will be provided $200 in spending money for driving expenses in lieu of air transportation. Sponsor is not responsible if any scheduled event is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason and winner will not be reimbursed. Tickets may be subject to issuer’s standard rain-check policies and procedures.  All expenses, travel, and other costs not expressly stated in the package description above are the sole responsibility of winner.  If winner is a minor (as determined by his/her state of residence), winner's guest must be winner's parent/legal guardian.  If winner’s guest is a minor (as determined by his/her state of residence), winner must be minor’s parent/legal guardian and must complete required paperwork on behalf of minor, as applicable. Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of prize documents. Restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply.  Lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, vouchers or certificates will not be replaced.  By accepting ticket prize, winner agrees to abide by any terms, conditions and restrictions provided by the ticket.  Sponsor is not responsible if winner does not use ticket on day of event.  ARV: $10,750.  The ARV of travel may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination.  Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value.

 

Odds of winning the NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received for this prize during the Promotion Period.

 

c. Game Piece Gifts:

NOTE: There is a limit of one (1) of each type of gift per person. Each recipient must visit the My Rewards tab within his/her Account within seven (7) days after the end of each round of the Tournament and must claim the applicable gifts in his/her Account within the specified time frame or he/she will forfeit the applicable gift. Sponsor, may, in its sole discretion, send reminder emails about the need to claim gifts, but this is not a guarantee.   

 

The number of gifts awarded in this Promotion will depend on the number of participants in the Bracket Instant Win Game as well as all of the outcomes of the games in the Tournament.

 

BRACKET INSTANT WIN GAME: Every person who has a Game Piece for a team that wins in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen® will be given a Sweet Sixteen gift. Every person who has a Game Piece for a team that wins in the NCAA® Elite Eight® will be given an Elite Eight gift. Every person who has a Game Piece for a team that wins in the NCAA® Final Four® will be given a Final Four® gift. Every person who has a Game Piece for a team that wins the entire Tournament will receive 1 entry into the Grand Prize Sweeptakes drawing.

 

Sweet Sixteen® Gift: Winner’s choice of a digital coupon valid for a free 20 fluid ounce Coca‑Cola® beverage or a 7‑ELEVEN® BIG GULP drink, while supplies last of each option. Coupons will be subject to the terms included on the coupon, including the expiration date.  To claim this gift, you must provide a mobile phone number. Expect only 1 text message from 711711 if BIG GULP is selected and the option to opt in for additional messages from 711711. Expect only 1 text message from 54181 if a coupon for a Coca-Colaâ beverage is selected. ARV: $1.69.

 

Elite Eight® Gift: A $5 Wendy’s® Reward redeemable at participating Wendy’s® restaurants only, terms and conditions apply. Recipient must first take the steps to claim the Reward via his/her My Rewards tab in his/her Account within seven (7) days after the end of the Elite Eight® games. Failure to claim the Reward within seven days will result in forfeiture of the Reward.  Next, each recipient who claimed the Reward in time will receive an email with a unique link which they can use either to receive a digital Reward fulfilled via the Wendy’s app or to sign up for or log into their Wendy’s account on the Wendy’s website. He or she must follow the links and instructions to have the Reward credited to his/her account or saved within the Wendy’s app before the date listed in the email or forfeit the Reward. Once credited, the Reward will not expire. Money credited within the Wendy’s app can be used for online mobile ordering or in-store purchases. Money credited into consumer’s Wendy’s account on the website can only be used for online ordering. Online ordering may not be available in all locations. For Customer Service inquiries about this Reward or the Wendy’s app or Wendy’s website, text  or call Customer Care at 888-624-8140. ARV: $5. Message and data rates may apply.

 

Final Four® Gift: A $10 VISA® Prepaid Reward, terms and conditions apply. ARV: $10.

 

For Prepaid Reward Gifts: Visa® Prepaid Reward. Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Use your Visa Prepaid card anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the United States and U.S. Territories. The card may not be used at any merchant, including internet and mail or telephone order merchants, outside of the United States and U.S. Territories.

 

The odds of winning a Game Piece gift/prize will depend on both the odds of receiving a particular Game Piece as explained in Section 8, above, and whether a particular team wins in the applicable round of the Tournament.        

 

For All Gifts and Prizes: Terms and conditions of coupons, digital codes/gift certificates, and tickets apply.  Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for complaints or issues regarding digital codes/certificates (claims that digital code/certificate is invalid, insufficient, etc.) and winner should address any such issues with the issuer of the digital code/certificate.  No substitution, exchange or transfer of gift or prize by any winner.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any gift or prize for one of equal or greater value.  Each gift recipient/prize winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with gift or prize receipt and/or use.  Limit: One (1) of each level of gift or prize per person. ESTIMATED MAXIMUM TOTAL ARV OF ALL GIFTS AND PRIZES: $1,368,750.  

 

10. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes entrant’s consent for Sponsor and its designees to use entrant’s name, statement, gift or prize information, likeness, photo from NCAA® March Madness® Bracket Refresh Sweepstakes Prize trip, and city and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further consideration.

 

11. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Promotion is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but, not limited to, fraud, technical failures, regularly-scheduled maintenance, virus or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) cancel the Promotion and award the Game Pieces/gifts/prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the time of impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  The Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

 

12. Release and Limitations of Liability: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Promotion, entrants agree to release and hold harmless The Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola bottlers, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA®”), Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., CBS Broadcasting Inc., Wendy’s  International,  LLC, 7-Eleven, Inc., its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and its officers, directors, employees and franchisees, HelloWorld, Inc., and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotional partners, prize partners, agents and agencies, and the officers, directors and employees of each of them (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use of any gift or prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Promotion; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, printers or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of registrations and game plays; (e) late, lost, or undeliverable mail; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt, use or misuse of any gift or prize, including any related travel. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Promotion and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.  Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.  If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another Sweepstakes entry or Instant Win Game play, if it is possible. If the Promotion, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any gift or prize offered herein.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.  In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth herein to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.  NCAA®, Final Four®, NCAA Sweet Sixteen®, and Elite Eight® are registered trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  This is not intended to be used as a gambling device, but strictly for entertainment purposes only. The NCAA® and The Coca‑Cola Company do not promote, endorse, or condone gambling or sports wagering of any kind.

 

13. Dispute Resolution: You agree that any claim or dispute at law or equity that has arisen or may arise relating in any way to or arising out of the Promotion, the Official Rules, or the Sponsor's and/or Administrator's Privacy Policy (including Mobile Terms and Conditions) will be resolved in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Dispute Resolution section. Please read this section carefully. It affects your rights and will have a substantial impact on how claims you and we have against each other are resolved.

 

You agree that whenever you have a disagreement with Administrator or Sponsor arising out of, connected to, or in any way related to the Promotion, the Official Rules, or the Sponsor's and/or Administrator's Privacy Policy (including Mobile Terms and Conditions), you will send a written notice to the Administrator (“Demand”). You agree that the requirements of this Dispute Resolution section will apply even to disagreements that may have arisen before you accepted these Official Rules or the Sponsor's and/or Administrator's Privacy Policy (including Mobile Terms and Conditions). You must send the Demand to the following address (the “Notice Address”): Legal Department, HelloWorld, Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075. You agree that you will not take any legal action, including filing a lawsuit or demanding arbitration, until 10 business days after you send a Demand. If the disagreement stated in the Demand is not resolved to your satisfaction within 10 business days after it is received, and you intend on taking legal action, you agree that you will file a demand for arbitration with the American Arbitration Association (the “Arbitrator”). This arbitration provision limits the ability of you, Administrator, and Sponsor to litigate claims in court and you, Administrator, and Sponsor each agree to waive your respective rights to a jury trial or a state or federal judge. You agree that you will not file any lawsuit against Administrator or Sponsor in any state or federal court. You agree that if you do sue in state or federal court, and Administrator or Sponsor brings a successful motion to compel arbitration, you must pay all fees and costs incurred by Administrator and Sponsor in court, including reasonable attorney’s fees. For any such filing of a demand for arbitration, you must effect proper service under the rules of the Arbitrator and notice to the Notice Address may not be sufficient. If, for any reason, the American Arbitration Association is unable to conduct the arbitration, you may file your case with any national arbitration company. The Arbitrator shall apply the AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules effective September 1, 2014 (and as may be amended) and as modified by the agreement to arbitrate in this Dispute Resolution section. You agree that the Arbitrator will have sole and exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute you have with Administrator or Sponsor. The Federal Arbitration Act allows for the enforcement of arbitration agreements and governs the interpretation and enforcement of the agreement to arbitrate.

 

You agree that you will not file a class action or collective action against Administrator or Sponsor, and that you will not participate in a class action or collective action against them. You agree that you will not join your claims to those of any other person. Notwithstanding any other provision in the Official Rules, or the Sponsor's and/or Administrator's Privacy Policy (including Mobile Terms and Conditions), if this class action waiver is invalidated, then the agreement to arbitrate is null and void, as though it were never entered into, and any arbitration dispute at that time will be dismissed without prejudice and may be refiled in a court. Under no circumstances do you, Administrator, or Sponsor agree to class or collective procedures in arbitration or the joinder of claims in arbitration. Administrator and Sponsor agree that we will submit all disputes with you to arbitration before the Arbitrator.

 

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant, Administrator, and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, or any claim or dispute that has arisen or may arise between you, Administrator and Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.

 

14. Promotion Results: For a list of major prize winners, visit http://bit.ly/2Eb3R5M.  The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.   

 

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