MICHELOB ULTRA TPC SAWGRASS 2023 CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS (“OFFICIAL RULES”) BEFORE ENTERING THE MICHELOB ULTRA TPC SAWGRASS CONTEST (THE "CONTEST"). BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, AN ENTRANT REPRESENTS THAT THEY SATISFY ALL OF THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS BELOW AND AGREE TO BE BOUND UNCONDITIONALLY BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND ALL DECISIONS OF LABATT BREWING COMPANY LIMITED (THE “CONTEST SPONSOR”).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE. MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND A RESIDENT OF CANADA.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to participate, you must: (i) be 21 years of age or older and; (ii) be a legal resident of Canada; iii) have a valid passport for travel to the United States; (iv) not be a member of the immediate families of an employee, contractor, agent or representative of the Contest Sponsor, or any of its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agencies, distribution companies, the applicable liquor authorities, participating liquor licensees, prize suppliers, or any of their respective shareholders, trustees, directors, officers, employees or agents, or any person who is domiciled with any of the foregoing persons. For the purpose of the Contest “immediate family” is defined as parent, spouse, sibling, child or any person residing in the same household or domiciled with any such employees or representatives. The Provincial Liquor Authorities are not connected with this contest in any manner whatsoever and are not liable in any way whatsoever in regard to any matter which relates to this contest.
RESIDENTS OF ONTARIO: To be eligible to win, the entrant must not be an employee or a member of the immediate family of, or domiciled with an employee of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (“LCBO”), an employee of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) or of any licensees authorized by AGCO, or of the independent contest organization. The LCBO and AGCO are not connected to this contest in any manner whatsoever and are not liable in any way or any matter related to this contest.
If the identity of an entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The individual assigned to the e-mail address by an online service provider, Internet access provider or other organization responsible for assigning the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder. An entrant may be required to provide the Contest Sponsor with proof that they are the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.
CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins at approximately 9:00 a.m. ET on or about May 22nd, 2023, and ends at 3:00 p.m. ET on September 15th, 2023 (the “Contest Close Date”).
HOW TO ENTER & HOW TO WIN: To participate in the Contest, entrants must have Internet access and a valid email address. During the Contest Period, there are only two ways to enter the contest, as follows:
- Ontario and Atlantic (Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island): participants can scan a quick response (QR) code on specially marked Michelob Ultra packs (available at participating retailers, while supplies last) to receive an SMS PIN to enter on www.shopbeergear.ca/ULTRAGOLFTRIP-ON; or
- Canada (excluding Ontario and Atlantic): participants can find a PIN inside specially marked packages of Michelob Ultra (at participating retailers, while supplies last) and go to www.shopbeergear.ca/ULTRAGOLFTRIP to enter their PIN; or
- To receive a PIN without purchase, please send a postage stamped envelope containing a 150 word essay on “Why You Love Michelob ULTRA” to “Michelob ULTRA Trip to TPC Sawgrass” at 180 Henri Dunant St., Moncton, NB, E1E 1E6. In your envelope, include your return mailing address on a postage stamped envelope, and the statement "I am of legal drinking age in my province or territory of residence” with your name, address, and signature on paper. Requests must be received in time so that a PIN can be mailed to you in time to participate before the Contest Close Date. While supplies last.
- RESIDENTS OF ONTARIO AND WINNERS AT LCBO: The winner will be required to sign a document in a form acceptable to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (“LCBO”) releasing the LCBO, its directors, officers, employees and agent from all liability of any kind in connection with the contest, or occurring as a result of the prize being awarded;
Limit of one (1) entry per person during the Contest Period, regardless of the method of entry. Entries must be received prior to the Contest Close Date. Entries received after the Contest Close Date are void. Contest Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify an entry for any reason whatsoever at its sole discretion. All decisions of the Contest Sponsor shall be final and shall not be subject to appeal. No other form of submitting an entry is valid other than as stated above. Multiple participants may not share the same email address. Participants may not enter with multiple email addresses, nor may participants use any other device to enter under multiple identities. Any participant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses or accounts under multiple identities will be disqualified and forfeits any prize won, in the Administrator’s sole discretion.
No responsibility is assumed by the Contest Sponsor for any inability of a potential entrant to successfully enter the contest for any reason. The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled, illegible or incomplete entries. Proof of transmission (e.g. screenshots) does not constitute proof of receipt.
GRAND PRIZE: There are eight (8) prizes available to be won, each consisting of one (1) trip for a winner plus one (1) guest to play at TPC Sawgrass Golf Club. The prize includes: two (2) rounds of golf for each winner plus guest at TPC Sawgrass (including green fees, shared cart, club rentals at course selected by contest sponsor) , three (3) nights hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy at hotel selected by contest sponsor), economy airfare flights to/from winner's home city airport to Jacksonville International Airport, transportation to and from airport and hotel in Florida, and $500 CAD in spending money (payable to winner only in form of interac transfer, prepaid credit card, or cheque, at contest sponsor discretion). Dates of the trips are to be determined by the Contest Sponsor but will be between May 2024 - July 2024. Approximate total retail value of each prize is $10,000 CAD, not redeemable in whole or part for cash, and not transferrable. Winner’s guest must also be 21 years of age or older.
Please consult all guidelines with respect to COVID-19 prior to the Prize. Contest Sponsor is not liable if Prize is impeded by reason or decisions of any governmental or regional health authorities.
The odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received prior to the Contest Close Date.
AWARDING OF PRIZES: There will be one (1) draw during which the Contest Sponsor will randomly select eight (8) entries from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The selected entrant will be notified by the Contest Sponsor via email address (provided within the Web Submission Form at time of entry) within two (2) days of the draw (the “Notification”). If the entrant has not responded to the Notification within three (3) days of receipt of such Notification, another entrant may, at the Contest Sponsor’s sole discretion, be selected by random draw in which case that entrant will become the selected entrant and the previously selected entrant then will be disqualified and have no right to any prize. The draw will occur on September 18th, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. ET (the “Draw Date”):
Before being declared a winner, the selected entrant(s) must correctly answer, unaided, a timed mathematical skill-testing question administered by the Contest Sponsor. Before the prize is awarded, Prize winner and guest will be required to sign a standard declaration of compliance with the Official Rules and release forms releasing the Contest Sponsor and each of its respective affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, professional advisors, provincial liquor authorities and advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all liability arising out of, pursuant to, or as a result of the carrying out of the Contest, including, without limitation, liability arising from the acceptance of and usage of the prizes as awarded, the administration of the Contest and the selection of a potential winner.
If a potential prize winner does not respond to the Notification within the time stipulated, is found to be ineligible for any reason, declines to accept the prize, or incorrectly answers the required mathematical skill-testing question, or runs-out of time to correctly answer the required mathematical skill-testing question, the potential winner will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize. The Contest Sponsor may then, at their sole and absolute discretion, select another eligible entrant who will be subject to disqualification in the same manner. The Contest Sponsor will not be responsible for failed attempts to notify any potential winner.
Prize must be accepted as awarded. Prize is non-transferable and non-redeemable for cash. No substitutions, except by the Contest Sponsor, who reserve the right to substitute a Prize or any portion of a Prize with a prize of equal or greater value. All decisions of the Contest Sponsor shall be final and shall not be subject to appeal. Prize may be forfeited if delivery cannot be effected following reasonable efforts by Contest Sponsor.
No communication will be entered into by the Contest Sponsor with entrants except with selected entrant(s). The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for the failure, for any reason whatsoever, of a selected entrant to receive notification or for the Contest Sponsor to receive a selected entrant’s response. By entering any part of the Contest, all entrants, should they win, agree to the use of their name, social media handle, address (city only), photo, and/or image on videotape, and submission contents in its entirety or in part for publicity and promotional purposes without compensation.
RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and submitting an entry, each entrant (i) agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, (ii) agrees that the decisions of the Contest Sponsor is final and without appeal, (iii) remises, releases and forever discharges the Released Parties from any and all actions, causes of actions, suits, debts, dues, accounts, claims, damages, liability, losses, harm, costs or expenses, including without limitation any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to the entrant or any other person, including personal injury, death, or property damage, arising out of, or in any way related to, directly or indirectly, the Contest, including without limitation the entrant’s participation in the Contest, any breach of these Official Rules and Regulations, the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any Contest prize (or any portion thereof), and any travel or activity that is related to the receipt or use of any Contest prize, and/or the violation or infringement of any intellectual property rights or of any publicity, personality or privacy rights, and agrees to fully indemnify the Released Parties from any and all claims by third parties relating to the foregoing.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties shall not be liable for any damages caused or alleged to be caused by or resulting from: (i) any entry, prize or other correspondence or data that is lost, stolen, late, garbled, distorted, delayed, damaged or misdirected for any reason; (ii) any failure, interruption, technical malfunction or delay; (iii) any e-mail, text or SMS message or other communication sent or received to or from the Contest Sponsor or any of its agents or designees, for any reason; for any incorrect, untimely or inaccurate information, whether caused by a website, users or by equipment or programming errors associated with or utilized in the Contest; (iv) any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of any entry or entries in the Contest; (v) for problems with the function of any website or website feature, howsoever caused; (vi) the malfunction of, or damage caused to, any telephone network or lines, computer equipment, data, software, online systems, servers or access providers; (vii) any functionality lost due to not having cookies enabled; (viii) for traffic congestion on the Internet; (ix) the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks; (x) breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer "hackers" or for any damage caused to or incurred by any entrant or any other person by reason of any such event or occurrence; or (xi) technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions including lost, misappropriated or corrupted entries, virus, worm or Trojan Horse damage or any other damage which may limit a participant's ability to participate in the Contest.
ERRORS: The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of winners, or the distribution of any prize.
RIGHT TO TERMINATE, MODIFY OR SUSPEND: The Contest Sponsor may at any time, at its sole discretion and without liability, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part, subject only to approvals required by law, if fraud, technical failures or communications or any other errors or other causes beyond the control of the Contest Sponsor corrupt the administration, integrity or security of the Contest or if any other factor interferes with the conduct of this Contest as contemplated by these Rules. Without restricting the generality of the foregoing, in the event of early termination of the Contest, a notice will be posted on the Contest Website to that effect. In addition, for the purposes of determining eligibility to win a Prize in the event of early termination of the Contest, all eligible entries received prior to the time of early termination will be considered as valid and for the purposes of these Rules, the Contest Period will be deemed to have ended at the moment of early termination. The Contest Sponsor reserves the right, at any time, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors, including without limitation, any typographical, printing, computer programming or Sponsor errors. No waiver on the part of the Contest Sponsor to enforce of any term herein shall be deemed a continuing waiver or a waiver of any other term.
DISQUALIFICATIONS: The Contest Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found (i) to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (ii) to be acting in violation of the Official Rules and Regulations; (iii) to have submitted an entry that is not compliant with these Rules; or (iv) to be acting in an un-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE ANY ENTRY OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE CONTEST SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY SUCH ENTRANT OR INDIVIDUAL AND SEEK DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER REMEDY FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT OR INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
QUEBEC RESIDENTS: ANY LITIGATION RESPECTING THE CONDUCT OR ORGANIZATION OF A PUBLICITY CONTEST MAY BE SUBMITTED TO THE RÉGIE DES ALCOOLS, DES COURSES ET DES JEUX FOR A RULING. ANY LITIGATION RESPECTING THE AWARDING OF A PRIZE MAY BE SUBMITTED TO THE RÉGIE FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF HELPING THE PARTIES REACH A SETTLEMENT. ANY DECISION MADE BY THE CONTEST SPONSOR THAT AFFECTS THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE RÉGIE DES ALCOOLS, DES COURSES ET DES JEUX.
RESIDENTS OF CANADA, EXCEPT QUEBEC: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE STRUCTURE, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS AND THE CONTEST SPONSORS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SUBSTANTIVE LAWS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES. ALL ENTRANTS CONSENT TO THE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
GOVERNING LAW: Subject to applicable law and these Official Rules, this Contest and the Official Rules shall be governed by Ontario law and all entrants expressly agree that the Ontario courts shall have sole jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest and agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Ontario. The venue of any dispute or litigation shall be Toronto, Ontario. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAWS: The Contest is subject to these complete Official Rules and all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations. By participating in the Contest, you acknowledge that you have read the Official Rules and agree to abide by their terms and by the decisions of the Contest Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Contest Sponsor. All federal, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
LANGUAGE DISCREPANCY: In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, including, but not limited to, point of sale, television, print or online advertising, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.