KIKKOMAN SUPERFAN REWARDS PROGRAM 2015
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS, GUAM AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. This PROMOTION is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, INC., TWITTER, INC., LinkedIn Corporation, INSTAGRAM, LLC., or YouTube, LLC.
1. PROMOTION PERIOD . The Kikkoman Fan Promotion (this "Promotion") begins on April 17, 2015 at 12:01:01 a.m. Central Time ("CT") and ends on May 31, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. CT (the "Promotion Period").
Starts at 12:01:01 a.m. CT on:
Ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on:
Prize Period Drawing or Selection Date:
Monthly Prize Period 1
April 17, 2015
May 31, 2015
June 3, 2015
2. SPONSOR AND OPERATOR . The sponsor of this Promotion is KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC. 50 California Street Suite 3600 San Francisco, CA 9411 ("Sponsor"). Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for this Promotion.
3. ELIGIBILITY. This Promotion is open only to registered members of Sponsor's Kikkoman Fan Program (the "Fan Program"), who are legal residents of the fifty United States, or Washington, D.C., and who are at least 18 years of age or the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry. Registration in the Fan Program is free. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, [Administrator,] and each of their respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, sales representatives, printers or the agencies or contractors of any of the above organizations, including any entities engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Promotion (collectively, the "Promotion Entities"), and the immediate family members and/or persons living in the household of such employees, are not eligible to enter this Promotion or win a prize. For a copy of these Official Rules, print them from Kikkoman.socialtoaster.com (the "Website").
4. HOW TO ENTER. Entrants who join the Fan Program during the Promotion Period earn 50 points for enrolling in the Fan Program. During the Promotion Period, registered members of Sponsor's Kikkoman Fan Program will receive one or more emails from Sponsor inviting members to share Sponsor content included in the email/s ("Official Content"). Entrants can earn the amount of points identified in the chart below by sharing Official Content via the SocialToaster® application or taking one or more other actions as described below on one or more of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube social sharing sites (the "Approved Platforms").
|Joining Sponsor's Kikkoman Fan Program|
|Earn points every time you log into the Kikkoman program campaign page. *limit 1 per day|
|Earn points for each Approved Platform you add to your account sharing preferences|
|Recruit 1 or more friends to join the Kikkoman Fan Program, and earn points for each eligible friend who joins the Kikkoman Fan Program|
|Clicks - Earn points for each user who accesses or visits content from a Sponsor link you share on an Approved Platform *limit 20 clicks per post|
|Earn points each day for tweeting a Tweet mentioning Sponsor chosen phrase or hashtag. *limit 1 per day|
|Earn points each day for retweeting a post from Sponsor *limit 1 per day|
|Earn points each time a Tweet mentioning Sponsor chosen phrase/hashtag or Official Sponsor Content is re-tweeted *limit 20 per post|
|Earn points for sharing a specified picture on Twitter.|
|Earn points for each friends/unique user who "likes" a shared LinkedIn status update|
|Earn points for each friends/unique user who comments on a shared LinkedIn status update|
|Earn points for submitting an Instagram photo with a specified hashtag.|
|Earn points for each friends/unique user who "likes" submitted Instagram photo with a specified hashtag. *limit 20 per photo|
|Earn points for each friend/unique user who posts a comment on submitted Instagram photo with a specified hashtag. *limit 20 per photo|
|Any Approved Platform|
|Earn Points for Subscribing or Following Sponsor on Social Networks.|
|Earn points for each Kikkoman Fan program email opened. Limit one per day.|
|Earn points for each friend/unique users who re-blogs a post you post using Official Sponsor Content on Tumblr *limit 20 per post|
|Earn points for visiting the Website and submitting an idea.|
Entrants must comply with the Terms and Conditions of the Kikkoman Fan Program, including applicable exclusions and limitations with respect to earning points for certain content and sharing activities. Note that only actions taken via the Social Toaster application will accrue points in connection with this Promotion. Points cannot be sold, bartered, traded, combined, reassigned or transferred, and have no cash or credit value.
By participating in this Promotion, Entrant acknowledges and agrees that he or she will disclose that he or she is participating in this Promotion in any social sharing interaction that references the Promotion or is used to earn points in connection with this Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant who does not adequately disclose his or her participation in this Promotion while interacting with the Approved Platforms during the Promotion Period. See the Terms and Conditions of the Kikkoman Fan Program for more details.
Comments and content uploaded in connection with this Promotion or Sponsor's Kikkoman Fan Program may not contain, depict or show any content that: (i) is sexually explicit or suggestive, offensive, lewd, profane, obscene, or contains nudity or racist innuendo; (ii) promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any political agenda or message; (iii) defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC. other teams or other companies; (iv) contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) or copyrighted materials (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published via websites, television, movies or other media) owned by others, without permission; (v) contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, last names (first names are permitted), e-mail addresses or street addresses for any person other than entrant (vi) communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive image and good will of Sponsor's brand; and/or (vii) violates any law.
5. MONTHLY PRIZES. During the Promotion Period, Sponsor will award a total of two hundred and thirty (230) monthly prizes based on the judging criteria set forth below. Limit one (1) monthly prize per entrant, per 6 month period. Entries into a monthly drawing do not carry over to any subsequent monthly drawing. To be entered into a monthly drawing, entrants must earn points during the applicable Monthly Prize Period.
a. JUDGING CRITERIA. Sponsor will award thirty (30) monthly contest prizes, monthly contest prize is:
· Thirty (30) members will be awarded a Chef Chu's Cookbook: Celebrating Your Place at Our Table. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $30.00
At the end of each Monthly Prize Period, all eligible entries submitted into the Kikkoman Soy Sauce Tips Challenge during the Prize Period will be reviewed by a panel of qualified judges appointed by Sponsor. The judges will apply the following criteria, weighted as indicated: originality (25%), creativity (25%) and expression of the "Soy Sauce Tips" contest theme (50%). The top three (3) Members with the highest scores will each be awarded a Chef Chu's Cookbook. ARV of each Prize: $30.00. In the event of a tie between Members, the winning entry will be the entry among the tied entries that received the highest score in the "Soy Sauce Tip" contest theme category.
b. RANDOM DRAWS. Sponsor will award two hundred (200)total monthly sweepstakes prizes, monthly sweepstakes prizes is:
- Fifty (50) members will be awarded a Kikkoman Rubber Duck. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $10.00
At the end of each Monthly Prize Period, Sponsor will randomly select fifty (50) winners from all entries submitted during the Monthly Prize Period. Each recruit added during the Promotion Period will be deemed an eligible entry. All recruits subject to verification. Entries into a Promotion Period drawing do not carry over to any other Monthly Prize Period drawing.
c. REWARDS FOR EARNING X POINTS. Sponsor will award prizes to entrants who reach designated point thresholds during the applicable promotion period. Subject to verification by Sponsor of eligibility and the validity of points earned via the designated Qualifying Activity. Prize for each threshold reached is.
- PRIZE : Subject to verification by Sponsor of eligibility and the validity of points earned via the designated Qualifying Activity, the first one hundred and fifty (150) entrants that accumulate 1000points during the Promotion Period will win: a Kikkoman Rubber Duck. Approximate Retail Value "ARV" $10.00
6. PRIZE NOTIFICATION; AFFIDAVITS; TAXES . Potential winners will be notified by phone, mail, or email. By entering, entrants give their express permission to be contacted by Sponsor [or Administrator] by cell phone or email. Each potential winner may be required to sign and return, within ten (10) days of the date of receipt, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release, and a W-9 form (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification) (an "Affidavit") in order to claim his/her prize. If: (a) any prize notification is returned as undeliverable, (b) potential winner does not respond to notification by email or phone within three (3) days of the date of initial notification, (c) potential winner does not comply with these Official Rules or the Fan Program Terms and Conditions, or (d) potential winner's Affidavit is returned as undeliverable or is not received when required, or if a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the Grand Prize, if applicable, to the entrant with the next greatest point total, and the Monthly Prize, if applicable, to an alternative winner randomly drawn as described herein. Sponsor's decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Promotion. Potential winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and of the Sponsor's Kikkoman Fan Program Terms and Conditions, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirementsset forth herein. Any leaderboard or other publication of Sponsor providing unvalidated, interim standings between entrants is provided for informational purposes only. An entrant is not a winner of any prize, even if a leaderboard should so indicate, unless and until entrant's eligibility and activities during the Promotion Period have been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. Sponsor will not accept images or copies of a leaderboard, communications of Sponsor generally to all entrants, or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process. All taxes or expenses, including, federal and state income tax, sales tax, luxury tax or other taxes, and any other costs incurred in claiming or enjoying a prize, and not expressly included in the prize description in these Official Rules, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. All prizes are non-transferable. No transfers, refunds, substitutions or replacements of a prize are permitted except at Sponsor's sole discretion, and then only for a prize of equal or greater value. Any difference between the actual value of a prize and the approximate retail value of a prize set forth in these Official Rules may not be claimed and will not be awarded. Any portion of a prize not accepted or unclaimed and/or unused by the winner will be forfeited and will not be substituted.
7. ALL POTENTIAL 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 LEADERBOARD OR A SCREENSHOT SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT'S ELIGIBILITY AND THE POTENTIAL WINNING ENTRY HAS 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.
8. PUBLICITY RELEASE. Except where prohibited or restricted by law, winner's acceptance of prize constitutes the winner's consent for Sponsor or its agents to use and/or publish winner's full name, country, city and state of residence, hometown, photograph or other likeness, entry, pictures, portraits, voice, testimonials, opinions, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by winner, worldwide and in perpetuity for promotional purposes, in any media, without further compensation, notice, review, or approval.
9. AUTHORIZED ACCOUNT HOLDER . In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entrant will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address identified at enrollment into the Kikkoman Fan Program, which authorized account holder must also be the subscriber of the applicable Facebook, Twitter or other social sharing account used by the entrant in order to earn points in this Promotion. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute, social sharing site) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the applicable e-mail address.
11. WARNING. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of this Promotion, or with the Website or any other websites or social sharing sites promoting this Promotion; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or the Fan Program Terms and Conditions. Sponsor reserves the right to void all actions taken, or points earned and made through any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar activity duplication method and to disqualify any individual using such a method of sharing or posting on social networks. Any attempt by an entrant or any other person to deliberately damage the Website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws; and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys' and experts' fees) from any such entrant or other person to the fullest extent permitted by law, including seeking criminal prosecution.
12. RELEASE OF LIABILITY; DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY; FORUM SELECTION CLAUSE. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By participating in this Promotion, entrants and winners agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever, including without limitation, tax liabilities, property damage, personal injury (including emotional distress), and/or death caused, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in this Promotion or any promotion or prize-related activities, and for any claims or causes of action based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. The Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants or to any other person's computer, regardless of how caused, relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with this Promotion. Entrants and winners acknowledge that the Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representations or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including, but not limited to, express warranties provided by the manufacturer of the goods or their affiliates. THIS PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO ITS CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. Entrant agrees that, by entering the Promotion, (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively before a state or federal court located in San Francisco, CA and having jurisdiction; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Promotion, but in no event attorney's or experts' fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
13. LIST OF WINNERS. For a list of prize winners, before December 31, 2015, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC. Fan Promotion, ATTN: Winners List, 50 California Street Suite 3600 San Francisco, CA 9411.