Back to School Donation Sweepstakes

Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE OR DONATION REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN.

1. Eligibility: The Back to School Donation Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (or the District of Columbia) who are 13 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees and non-employee workers of The Coca‑Cola Company, Coca‑Cola bottlers, Staples, Inc., HelloWorld, Inc., and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and agents and those prize providers and agencies that are involved in the development or execution of this Sweepstakes or any of its materials, and the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such person are not eligible. To enter, you must either have or create a Coke.com account (“Account) before participating. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. By participating in the Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes.

 

2. Promotion Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), September 23, 2019 and ends at 12:59 p.m. ET, September 30, 2019 (the "Promotion Period"). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

 

3. How to Enter: There are 2 ways to enter:

a) Donation via Code Entry: During the Promotion Period, visit https://us.coca-cola.com/give/ either directly or via the promotional tile on www.coke.com/offers and follow the links and instructions to log in to your Account. Sponsor will use the email address and other information you provide for eligibility and notification purposes, if you are a winner, so be sure it is accurate and up to date. Follow the links and instructions to select the school to which you choose to donate. Then, enter or scan a unique code located under the product cap or located on the product packaging of participating Coca‑Cola products (each a "Code") in the space provided (CLICK HERE for list). Your entry will be a donation to the selected school and will donate the amount designated to the product size here and you also will receive one entry into the Sweepstakes. See Sweepstakes entry limit below.

b) Mail-In Free Entry: During the Promotion Period, to enter without using a smartphone, making a purchase or donation, or scanning or entering a Code, hand print your full name, street address, (no P.O. Boxes), day/evening/cellular phone number (if any), email address (be sure to use the one connected to your Account), and date of birth on a 3" x 5" piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to "Back to School Donation Sweepstakes – Sweeps Entry," P.O. Box 5025, Department 842120, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5025. You will receive 50 entries into the Sweepstakes per request. Limit: 1 request per stamped envelope. All mail-in entries must be handwritten, postmarked by October 1, 2019 and received by October 8, 2019. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified. See Sweepstakes entry limit below.

Limit: There is no limit to the number of Codes that you can donate to schools. However, you only can receive up to a total of 50 Sweepstakes entries per person per day during the Promotion Period, regardless of method or combination of methods of entry. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, smartphones, identities, registrations or logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes entry services) will void all entries by that entrant. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with your account used to enter and donate will be deemed to be the entrant. 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. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holders.

 

4. Drawings: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the selection of the potential winners are final and binding. On or about October 11, 2019, Administrator will select the names of the potential winners in a random drawing of all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. The potential winners will be notified by email, mail, or phone and/or via the Account, as applicable. The odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.

 

5. Requirements of Potential Winners: Potential winners must continue to comply with the Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that any potential winner cannot be contacted, forfeits the prize, is disqualified for any reason, or if a prize is returned as undelivered, Administrator will select an alternate potential winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries, up to 3 alternates, for the applicable prize. If the alternate potential winners are disqualified, the applicable prize will not be awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8 to 10 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.

 

6. Prizes:

50 GRAND PRIZES: A $100 Staples® gift card, all details determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Terms and conditions of gift cards apply. Approximate Retail Value: $100.

Staples gift cards can be redeemed in stores nationwide as well as online at staples.com. To find a store near you, go to stores.staples.com or call 1-800-STAPLES. Give yourself the gift of choice with a Staples gift card.

PROTECT THIS CARD LIKE CASH! Instructions: This card may be used just like cash toward the purchase of merchandise and services at Staples® U.S. retail stores and at staples.com®. For balance or questions, call 1-888-609-6963 or visit staples.com/giftcards. Value can be added to this card at any Staples U.S. retail store.

Terms and Conditions: Valid only if purchased from a Staples U.S. retail store, at staples.com or if purchased or received from an authorized reseller or distributor; Staples reserves the right to not honor cards obtained from unauthorized sellers, including persons selling on auction Web sites, and to deactivate or reject cards issued or procured in connection with fraudulent transactions. Card has no value until activated. Lost, stolen or damaged cards replaced only with valid proof of purchase to extent of remaining card balance. Cannot be used for credit card payments or to purchase other gift cards (including Staples gift cards) or wireless cards. Not redeemable for cash or credit except where required by law. No more than five cards may be used for any single purchase. Cards may not be returned or consolidated. Card issued by Staples Value, LLC, a Virginia limited liability company.

Staples is neither a sponsor of this Sweepstakes nor an affiliate of The Coca-Cola Company. See Staples gift card for complete terms and conditions of use.

No substitution, exchange or transfer of prize by any winner is permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value. Each winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Limit: 1 prize per person.

 

7. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s consent for Sponsor and its designees to use entrant’s name, likeness, prize information, city and state of residence, video, voice, any comments, testimonials or other feedback related to prize or Sweepstakes experience, whether written or oral, for promotional purposes in any media without further consideration.

 

8. General Conditions: In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but, not limited to, fraud, virus or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) cancel the Sweepstakes and award the prize(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the time of the 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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes 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.

 

9. Release and Limitations of Liability: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless The Coca‑Cola Company, Coca‑Cola bottlers, Staples, Inc., HelloWorld, Inc., and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotional partners, prize partners, agents and agencies, and their officers, directors and employees (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, printers or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (e) late, lost, or undeliverable mail; (f) any defect in a prize or inability to participate in the Sweepstakes or use a prize, or (g) 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 Sweepstakes receipt, acceptance, delivery, possession, use or misuse of any prize. 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 Sweepstakes and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys’ 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, if it is possible in the Sponsor’s or the Administrator’s sole discretion. If the Sweepstakes, 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 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.

 

10. Disputes: Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize(s) awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor or Administrator in connection with the Sweepstakes, 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 (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.

 

11. Winner List: For a winner list, visit http://bit.ly/2ksDZOE. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.

 

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

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