Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
OPEN ONLY TO ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS OF THE CITIES/STATES OF MADISON, WI, SYRACUSE, NY, BLOOMINGTON, IN, LAFAYETTE, IN, FLAGSTAFF, AZ, MORGANTOWN, WV, IOWA CITY, IA, COLUMBIA, SC, WINSTON-SALEM, NC, SOUTH BEND, IN, DENTON, TX, TULSA, OK SAN ANTONIO, TX, or SPRINGFIELD, MO WHO, AS OF THE TIME OF ENTRY, ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD. VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND ALL JURISDICTIONS OTHER THAN THOSE STATED ABOVE AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
SPONSOR. GoBrands, Inc. d/b/a Gopuff, 537 N. 3rd St Philadelphia, PA, 19123.(“Sponsor”).
The Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to individuals who at the time of entry are (i) twenty-one (21) years of age or older (ii) a resident of MADISON, WI, SYRACUSE, NY, BLOOMINGTON, IN, LAFAYETTE, IN, FLAGSTAFF, AZ, MORGANTOWN, WV, IOWA CITY, IA, COLUMBIA, SC, WINSTON-SALEM, NC, SOUTH BEND, IN, DENTON, TX, TULSA, OK SAN ANTONIO, TX, or SPRINGFIELD, MO. Void in Puerto Rico and all jurisdictions other than those stated above and where prohibited or restricted by law. Officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents of Sponsor and its corporate parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising, Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. (“Prize Provider”) and promotion agencies (Sponsor, collectively with the foregoing, the “Sweepstakes Parties”) and members of their immediate families (i.e. spouses, parents, children, siblings, and “steps” of each) and all those persons living in the same household as such excluded individuals, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”) and by the decisions of Sponsor in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
The Sweepstakes begins on November 25, 2021 at 12:00am CT and ends on December 15, 2021 at 11:59pm CT (“Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer clock is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY AND NO ENTRY FEE, PAYMENT OR PROOF OF PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE.
You may use one of two methods to enter the Sweepstakes. The first method of entry requires you to make a Qualifying Purchase (as further described below). The second method of entry requires an online entry as explained below under the section entitled “Alternative Method of Entry.” There is no limit on the number of Qualifying Purchases you may make or the number of online entries you may submit.
Entrants must be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Sweepstakes. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the e-mail address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. In the event of a discrepancy between the identity of the authorized account holder and the entrant provisionally selected as a winner, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine whether the entry is valid or to declare the entry invalid and select a substitute Winner.
Compliance with the entry requirements will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entries that violate, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, these entry requirements or do not meet the submission deadlines will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. In the event of any disputes relating to any entries, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify all entrants associated with the dispute.
Entry Method 1: Make a Qualifying Purchase on GoPuff
To participate in the Sweepstakes by making a Qualifying Purchase, you must complete all the following steps:
Download the Gouff mobile application (iOS or Android, collectively the “App”), or visit Gopuff.com (the “Website”), register a new Gopuff account or login to your existing Gopuff account, add one or more of the following item bundles:
2x Diet Dr Pepper 12pk 12oz Can
2x Dr Pepper 12pk 12oz Can
Dr Pepper 12pk 12oz Can and Diet Dr Pepper 12pk 12oz Can
4x Diet Dr Pepper 2 Liter
4x Dr Pepper 2 Liter
2x Dr Pepper 2 Liter and 2x Diet Dr Pepper
2x Liter 3 Dr Pepper 20oz and 3x Diet Dr Pepper 20oz
2x Dr Pepper 2 Liter and 4x Dr Pepper 20oz
2x Diet Dr Pepper 2 Liter and 4x Diet Dr Pepper 20oz
2x Dr Pepper 2 Liter and 4x Diet Dr Pepper 20oz
2x Diet Dr Pepper 2 Liter and 4x Dr Pepper 20oz
2x Dr Pepper 2 Liter and 2x Dr Pepper 20oz and 2 Diet Dr Pepper 20oz
2x Diet Dr Pepper 2 Liter and 2x Dr Pepper 20oz and 2x Diet Dr Pepper 20oz Dr Pepper 20oz 6pk btl
Diet Dr Pepper 20oz 6pk btl
totalling $10USD or greater to your cart and complete an order (each a “Qualifying Purchase”). You will receive one entry per Qualifying Purchase (Qualifying Purchases that contain more than one eligible product count as a single entry). Orders including Qualifying Purchases must be completed by the end of the Entry Period to receive entries into the Sweepstakes.
Entry Method 2: Alternative Method of Entry
To participate in the Sweepstakes without making a Qualifying Purchase, send a direct message via Instagram to @Gopuff, and include “Dr. Pepper Scholarship Giveaway Entry” in your message. Online entries must be received by the last day of the Entry Period (“Online Entry Deadline”). Limit one entry per DM.
ODDS OF WINNING.
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
At the end of the Entry Period, 14 winners (each a “Winner”) will be randomly selected from eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Sponsor will notify Winners via the registered e-mail address associated with the winner’s Gopuff account, or the social media account provided with the winning online entry, if applicable, within forty eight (48) hours of selection.
Winners are subject to verification of eligibility, including verification of age and residency and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements of these Official Rules.
There will be 14 winners total. Winners will win one of the prizes set forth below. The total aggregate retail value of the prize packages are set forth below, any difference in value between the stated ARV and the actual value of the prize package will not be awarded.
The aggregate value of all prizes awarded is approximately $20,000. Prizes are payable as follows:
(a) as tuition to cover college or postsecondary vocational institution tuition, fees, books,
supplies, equipment, related educational expenses and on-campus room and board to be awarded in the form of a check distributed to the school (eligible under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended) and located in the United States on behalf of the Winner or Winner’s designee, who must be at least 17 years of age (“Designee”); or
(b) to pay off student loans incurred for eligible costs in (a) above in the form of a check distributed to the lending institution on behalf of the Winner or Winner’s Designee
All tuition/educational awards will be administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America, and are subject to the following and all other terms of these Official Rules. Awards are to be used for postsecondary education and checks for the full amount will be sent to the institution designated by the Winners. Any unused funds at the conclusion of the students’ educational experience may be returned to the students to do with as he or she chooses. Taxes on any portion not used for educational purposes are the responsibility of the recipient. Award amounts may be applied to educational loans. Payments made for this purpose will be payable to the loan servicing company for the student. (Award may be considered taxable and Form 1099-Miscellaneous Income will be issued.)
At the request of the recipient (i.e., the initial tuition award winner), he/she may designate that the tuition award proceeds be held at Scholarship Management Services on account for another person (Designee) to be used for eligible education purposes as provided herein.
Upon notification by Scholarship America, the winner must notify Scholarship Management Services of his/her intent to gift the award proceeds to the Designee. Scholarship Management Services will create an account for the Designee and set aside the funds until such time as the Designee notifies Scholarship Management Services that he/she is ready to use the funds for eligible education-related expenses. The tuition award proceeds shall be transferred one time only. The initial tuition award winner must supply the following identifying information about the Designee: name, address, phone number, date of birth, relationship and postsecondary school information (if known at such time). Scholarship Management Services shall not transfer the tuition award proceeds to the Designee until such time as the identifying information is verified by the Designee and to the satisfaction of Scholarship Management Services.
Winners (and/or their Designees) have up to December 31, 2022 to use the Tuition Award or it will be forfeited.
Sponsor has no responsibility for lost, stolen, misplaced or mutilated prizes, or any other occurrences beyond its control. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the rescheduling, cancellation, or delay of any prize events. Sponsor has no responsibility for a Winner’s inability or failure to accept or use any part of the prize as described herein. If the Winner is unable to use the prize during the specified time period, the Winner forfeits the prize in its entirety and if time permits, Sponsor will select a substitute Winner at random from among all remaining eligible entries. If a Winner is disqualified and there is no time reasonably to select a substitute Winner, Sponsor reserves the right not to select a substitute Winner and
to retain the related prize package. In case of prize forfeiture, no further compensation is due to Winner from Sponsor.
The right to receive the prize cannot be transferred, assigned or redeemed for cash. The prize is non-transferable and no cash or other prize substitution is permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. All prizes are subject to availability and if the prize or component of the prize package cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize (or any prize component) with one of comparable or greater retail value.
Each Winner is solely responsible for all federal, state, local, or other applicable taxes associated with the acceptance and use of the prize. All other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein are also the responsibility of each Winner.
As a condition of receiving the prize, each Winner must sign and return any documents requested by Sponsor, including but not limited to, an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability/publicity rights. Any person traveling as guest of the Winner must also execute a liability and publicity release and any other documents Sponsor may require. The Winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 in the amount of the actual retail value of the prize and must provide Sponsor with his/her valid Social Security Number or Taxpayer ID for tax reporting purposes. Noncompliance with this requirement will result in disqualification of the Winner and the forfeiture of all interest in a prize.
If a Winner (i) is determined to be ineligible or otherwise disqualified by Sponsor, (ii) fails to respond to Sponsor’s first winner notification message within 48 hours of notification or after two (2) attempts (whichever occurs first), (iii) fails to provide any information requested by Sponsor or execute any release or affidavit of eligibility required by Sponsor within 48 hours of receipt of initial notification regarding prize winning, the Winner will be disqualified and forfeit the prize in its entirety and, if time permits, Sponsor will randomly select a substitute Winner from the remaining eligible entries. If a Winner is disqualified and there is no time reasonably to select a substitute Winner, Sponsor reserves the right not to select a substitute Winner and to retain the related prize package.
SPONSOR’S RIGHT TO USE WINNER’S NAME, LIKENESS, VOICE, STATEMENTS, AND BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION.
Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize in the Sweepstakes, each Winner grants the Sponsor and its affiliates, successors and assigns, and others that Sponsor may designate from time to time, the unconditional right, license and permission to use, publish, and broadcast Winner’s name, likeness, voice, statements, and biographical information worldwide, in any manner of media whatsoever now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, on a royalty-free basis, without further compensation or approval, to administer and promote the Sweepstakes and for any other commercial, promotional, advertising, publicity, trade, or other lawful purpose. Each Winner agrees to promptly execute and return to Sponsor any confirmation, license, verification or other document or instrument Sponsor requests to
confirm, further formalize or perfect the rights granted in this paragraph, or any other rights or interests of Sponsor under these Official Rules.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY OF SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES.
The Sweepstakes Parties assume no liability and are not responsible for, and by entering the Sweepstakes you hereby waive and release the Sweepstakes Parties from, any and all actions, claims, damages, losses or injuries of any kind (collectively, “Claims”) arising in connection with the Sweepstakes and/or the receipt, use or misuse of any prize, including without limitation, Claims relating to: (i) the malfunction of any computer, telephone, network, satellite, hardware, software or communications line; (ii) unauthorized human intervention; (iii) incorrect, delayed or inaccurate transmissions, Winner notifications, prize claims or other information or communications relating to the Sweepstakes, or the failure to capture or transmit any such information; (iv) damage to any person’s computer or mobile device; or (v) any errors in these Official Rules, Winner notifications, or other announcements or communications relating to the Sweepstakes. In the event of any ambiguity or error(s) in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to clarify or modify these Official Rules however it deems appropriate to correct any such ambiguity or error(s). If due to an error or for any other reason, more legitimate prize claims are received than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND PURSUE ALL OTHER REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or any Sweepstakes Parties.
SPONSOR’S RESERVATION OF RIGHTS.
Without limitation to Sponsor’s rights to discontinue or modify the Sweepstakes for any reason, if the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to a force majeure event or 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 modify, suspend, or cancel the Sweepstakes or any affected Sweepstakes drawing. All Sweepstakes materials are subject to verification and are void if (a) not obtained through legitimate channels in accordance with these Official Rules, (b) any part is counterfeited, altered, illegible, reproduced, tampered with or otherwise irregular,
(c) obtained where prohibited, or (d) they contain printing, typographical, mechanical or other errors.
THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE RELATING TO THE SWEEPSTAKES SHALL BE IN PHILADELPHIA, PA.
For the names of the Winners, please send a self-addressed, postage-stamped envelope to GoBrands, Inc. 537 N. 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, Attn: Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway Winners List. Requests must be received within 60 days after the end of the Entry Period.
NO WAIVER/SEVERABILITY/RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE SWEEPSTAKES.
Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Sponsor reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes and update these Official Rules at any time.