NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR DONATION WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Holiday Bazaar Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 08:00:01 AM Central Time (“CT”) on Thursday, December 1, 2022 and ends at 11:59:59 PM CT on Friday, December 9, 2022 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States, including the District of Columbia, who are age 18 or older at the time of entry and are a current Team Members of Whole Foods Market in good standing at the time of entry and prize award. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of Whole Planet Foundation (the “Sponsor”), US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”) and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
HOW TO ENTER: There are three (3) methods of entry:
Method #1: Registration Entry: During the Sweepstakes Period, participants must visit bit.ly/2022WPFholidaybazaar (the “Website”), complete the registration form in its entirety and submit to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (the “Registration Entry”).
Method #2: Donation Entry: During the Sweepstakes Period, participants must visit the Website and follow the instructions to complete a donation of at least $5 to earn five (5) entries into the Sweepstakes or complete a full microloan donation ($181) to receive fifty (50) entries into the Sweepstakes (the “Donation Entry”). Participants may earn a maximum of fifty (50) entries using the Donation Entry regardless of the number or type of donations; any additional donations will not result in additional entries into the Sweepstakes once the maximum has been awarded. All proceeds will go to the Whole Planet Foundation.
Method #3: Free Method of Entry: A donation is not necessary to enter. Participants may enter without making a donation by sending an email with his/her first name, last name, phone number, email address and Whole Foods Market store location they are employed at to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive ten (10) entries into the Sweepstakes (the “AMOE Entry”).
Limit: One (1) Registration Entry per person and a maximum of fifty (50) entries per person using any combination of Donation Entry and AMOE Entry throughout the Sweepstakes Period for a maximum of fifty-one (51) entries per person. All methods of entry have an equal chance of winning.
PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS:
December 12th Prizes: Each of the following prizes are available to be won in the December 12, 2022 drawing (each, a “December 12th Prize”):
1. One (1) Primal Kitchen Cuisinart Air Fryer with Primal Kitchen Condiment Bundle (ARV $300)
2. One (1) Health-Ade Bundle including 1 Month of Health-Ade Kombucha Coupons (awarded as twenty-eight (28) coupons), a Beach Blanket, Portable Utensils, Tote Bag and two (2) Koozies (ARV $200)
3. One (1) Traditional Medicinals VIP tea box with a tea buddy (ARV $50)
4. One (1) $100 Gift Card to MaryRuthOrganics.com (ARV $100)
5. One (1) $100 Gift Card to MaryRuthOrganics.com (ARV $100)
6. One (1) $100 Gift Card to MaryRuthOrganics.com (ARV $100)
7. One (1) The Republic of Tea package including six (6) tins of premium teas and herbs and a tea mug with an infuser and lid (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $90)
8. One (1) Foodmatch Gift basket (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $200)
9. One (1) Vital Farms Swag Basket (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $200)
10. One (1) 1-year supply of Ripple products (awarded as twelve (12) $100 monthly credits to Shop.Ripplefoods.com awarded for twelve months in a row) (ARV $1,200)
11. One (1) $250 in Pact credits to www.wearpact.com (ARV $250)
12. One (1) Endangered Species Chocolate Gift Box with Endangered Species Swag (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $100)
13. One (1) TRUFF Variety Pack (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $75)
14. One (1) Vital Farms Swag Basket (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $250)
15. One (1) package of twelve (12) 12oz WTRMLN WTR blends of winner’s choice (ARV $100)
16. One (1) assortment of Mad Hippie’s skincare products in a reusable tote bag (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $197)
December 13th Prizes: Each of the following prizes are available to be won in the December 13, 2022 drawing (each, a “December 13th Prize”):
1. One (1) $100 Gift Card to MaryRuthOrganics.com (ARV $100)
2. One (1) $100 Gift Card to MaryRuthOrganics.com (ARV $100)
3. One (1) Vital Farms Swag Basket (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $200)
4. One (1) Lily’s chocolate bundle (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $50)
5. One (1) package of four (4) 11 oz bags of Jessica’s Granola (one each of Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Maple, Pecan Almond and Butterscotch Chip) (ARV $15)
6. One (1) package of four 11 oz bags of Jessica’s Granola (one each of Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Maple, Pecan Almond and Butterscotch Chip) (ARV $15)
7. One (1) Evolve package including one (1) Evolve-branded cooler backpack, one (1) Evolve branded wireless charger, and two (1) Evolve plant-based protein 4PK ready-to-drink shakes (ARV $125)
8. One (1) 1-year supply of Brazi Bites (awarded as 52 Brazi Bites product coupons) (ARV $160)
9. One (1) 1-year supply of Brazi Bites (awarded as 52 Brazi Bites product coupons) (ARV $160)
10. One (1) 1-month supply of GoodPop treats (awarded as eight (8) boxes of GoodPop) and GoodPop Swag (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $150)
11. One (1) $250 in Pact credits to www.wearpact.com (ARV $250)
12. One (1) Cedar’s Swag Bag with 50 VIP coupons, one (1) charcuterie board, and one (1) apron (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $100)
13. One (1) Cedar’s Swag Bag with 50 VIP coupons, one (1) charcuterie board, and one (1) apron (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $100)
14. One (1) 1-year supply of Sanzo Equivalent (awarded as one (1) 12-pack case sent each month for 12 months in a row) (ARV $400)
15. One (1) Oatly Bodum Milk Frother, bottle, mug and tote bag (ARV $50)
16. One (1) Lively Up Your Breath Stasher bag filled with Lively Up Your Breath products, one (1) charger, one (1) pen with stylus, one (1) honey stick and one (1) $25 Whole Foods Market gift card (ARV $75)
17. One (1) Kuli Kuli Gift Pack (Contents to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV $134)
18. One (1) Grand Prize including one (1) $500 Amazon gift card and one (1) $500 Whole Foods Market gift card (ARV $1,000)
The total ARV of all prizes available to be won: $6,696.
There is a limit of one (1) December 12th Prize and one (1) December 13th Prize per person. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
RANDOM DRAWING: The potential December 12th Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about 3:00 PM CT on Monday, December 12, 2022 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final. The potential December 13th Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about 3:00 PM CT on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final.
WINNER NOTIFICATION & VERIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified by email and/or phone and will be required to respond as indicated within 48 hours of notification to claim the prize. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Winner’s mailing address must be within the 48 contiguous United States or District of Columbia. Prizes will be awarded within 4-6 weeks of winner being verified.
If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner’s parent or legal guardian.
If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. If Sponsor is unable to determine and verify a potential winner after repeated alternate drawings or if Sponsor fails to receive a sufficient number of entries to correspond to the number of prizes available to be awarded, Sponsor reserves the right to not award such prize(s).
PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prizes are not redeemable for cash, assignable, transferable and may not be substituted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value at its discretion. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.
Gift cards and credits are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift card and credit usage is subject to the issuing company’s complete terms and conditions, including expiration dates.
Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. By submitting an Entry, entrant is aware that if selected their name will be submitted to TMS and will be subject to taxes based on the retail value of the prize they win.
Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video recordings, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any). Once the prize has been delivered to the winner’s provided address, the prize is considered awarded.
GENERAL: Although subsequent attempts to enter beyond the stated maximum number of entries allowed may be received, only the first complete entries received from a particular entrant up to the stated maximum will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate email address, will be disqualified.
Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, and release the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Participating entrants assume all liability for and Released Parties shall be held harmless against any liability for any injury, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including personal injury or death, or injury to property caused or claimed to be caused in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by participation in this Sweepstakes, acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of the prize, or any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, or merchandise delivery. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof, to Sponsor’s satisfaction, that such party is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes cannot be run as planned, Sponsor may disqualify any suspect entries or individuals from the Sweepstakes and any sweepstakes it sponsors and (a) suspend the Sweepstakes and modify the Sweepstakes to address the impairment, then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (b) award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment.
THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF THIS SWEEPSTAKES CANNOT BE ADMINISTERED OR CONDUCTED OR ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS RESULTING OR ARISING FROM ACTS OF GOD, WAR, OR TERRORISM, CIVIL UNREST, STRIKES, SUPPLY SHORTAGES, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, EPIDEMICS, COMPLIANCE WITH ANY LAW OR ORDER OF A GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY, OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR ACT, EVENT, OR OCCURRENCE BEYOND THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF THE SPONSOR. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, OR TO PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SUCH SITE, AS APPLICABLE. FURTHER, SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, DIVERSIONS, CHANGES IN SERVICE OR ACCOMMODATIONS OR SUBSTITUTIONS, OR FOR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY ANY THIRD PARTIES BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING AIR CARRIER(S) AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES; LODGING, RESTAURANT OR OTHER HOSPITALITY PROVIDERS; ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDERS, VENUES OR ARTISTS; OR OTHER THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS SUPPLYING ANY SERVICES OR COMPONENTS OF THE PRIZE(S) TO WINNERS AND/OR THEIR GUESTS, OR FOR ANY RESULTING INJURIES, INCLUDING MONEY DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, PROPERTY DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURIES OR DEATH RESULTING THEREFROM.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
GOVERNING LAW AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws.
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (D) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
DISPUTES: The parties hereto each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Released Parties shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Travis County, Texas and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited. The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS. In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Austin, TX. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Austin, TX. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing). Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.
WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after 12/13/22), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than 01/10/23), to: The WPF Holiday Bazaar Sweepstakes Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 654, Social Circle, GA 30025-0654.
SPONSOR: Whole Planet Foundation, 550 Bowie Street, Austin, TX 78703-4644.
SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. 1-800-620-6044
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