NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The Samuel Adams Octoberfest Golden Tickets Promotion (“Game”) specially marked packages are available from on or about 8/1/21 through 10/31/21 or while supplies last (“Game Period”). Prize claims must be received by 11/19/21 as set forth below. This Game is void in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Puerto Rico and United States territories and possessions and where prohibited by law and is subject to federal, state and local regulations.
ELIGIBILITY: Game open only to legal residents of the United States and District of Columbia (except residents of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Vermont and residents of Puerto Rico and United States territories and possessions) who are 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Employees, officers and directors of The Boston Beer Company. (“Sponsor”), its parent company, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, printers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies (collectively, “Promotion Entities”) and alcohol beverage retailers, wholesalers, distributors, importers, suppliers and other entities holding an alcohol beverage license (collectively, “Licensees”) and IRS dependents, immediate family members [parents, children, siblings and spouse]) and individuals residing in the same household (whether or not related) of the Promotion Entities and Licensees are not eligible to participate or win.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: During the Game Period, purchase and look inside specially-marked 12-packs of limited edition Samuel Adams Octoberfest for a Samuel Adams Octoberfest 12 oz. golden bottle containing a winning message and a winning game piece (“Game Piece”). If you find a Samuel Adams Octoberfest 12 oz. golden bottle and a winning Game Piece that states “CONGRATULATIONS! You have won a trip for four to 2022 Munich Germany Oktoberfest!”, then you win a Grand Prize (subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules). If you do not receive a Samuel Adams Octoberfest 12 oz. golden bottle that contains a winning message and a Game Piece, you are not a winner. Only official Game Pieces from the Samuel Adams Octoberfest Golden Tickets Promotion are eligible. All other game pieces are invalid and void; and use of same may constitute fraud.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To request a game piece and a copy of the Official Rules without making a purchase, send a self-address stamped envelope and mail it in an outer envelope with sufficient postage affixed to: Samuel Adams Octoberfest Golden Tickets Promotion - Game Piece Request, Dept # 848028, P.O. Box 5053, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5053 (“Game Piece Request”). In submitting a Game Piece Request, you certify that you are (21) years of age or older at the time of submission. Game Piece Request must be postmarked by 10/31/21 and received by 11/6/21. Game Piece Requests will be honored until 11/6/21 or while supplies last, whichever occurs first. All persons submitting a valid Game Piece Request will receive a randomly selected Game Piece Request notification via mail. (For the avoidance of doubt, fulfillment of a winning Game Piece Request will NOT include an actual bottle of Samuel Adams beer.) Should your Game Piece Request notification state “CONGRATULATIONS! You have won a trip for four to 2022 Munich Germany Oktoberfest!”, then you win a Grand Prize (subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules). Limit one (1) Game Piece Request per outer stamped envelope. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, postage-due, incomplete, unintelligible or undelivered mail, Game Piece Requests, Game Pieces or prize claims. Proof of submission of Game Piece Requests, Game Pieces and/or prize claims does NOT constitute proof of receipt of same. All materials submitted become property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
PRIZE CLAIMS: All prize claims must be received by 11/19/21. If received after this date, prize claim is void. For prize verification, mail your entire winning Game Piece (send printed winning Game Piece – not the golden bottle) containing the printed winning message (facsimiles and reproductions not accepted) on which you have hand-printed your full name, complete address, date of birth, daytime and evening telephone numbers (with area codes),email address (if available), and corresponding code found on the 12 oz. golden bottle to: Samuel Adams Octoberfest Golden Tickets Promotion - Prize Claim, Dept # 848028, P.O. Box 5053, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5053. For your protection, it is suggested that you send your prize claim via certified mail, return receipt requested, and keep a photocopy for your records. The submission of a prize claim is solely the responsibility of the participant. By submitting a prize claim, you certify that you are 21 years of age or older. Prize claims are subject to eligibility and verification by an independent judging organization whose decisions are final in all matter relating to this Game and are not subject to appeal. Potential winners will be required to complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release (“Winner’s Documents”) within seven (7) days of prize notification. Winners' guests must be at least 21 years of age as of the end date of Game and will be required to complete, sign and return a liability and publicity release (“Guest Release”) within the same time period. In the event of noncompliance within this time period, prize will be forfeited without compensation of any kind. Any prize notification or prize returned to the Sponsor or its agencies as undeliverable will result in disqualification. Winners will be notified of prize verification of prize claim by mail and/or phone and/or email (if provided) at Sponsor’s discretion. Winners may not substitute or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with a prize of equal or greater value. This Game will be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Game. Unclaimed prizes or forfeited prizes will not be awarded.
Prize claims are subject to verification by an independent judging organization. Please allow up four (4) weeks for verification of prize claim. Game Piece/game materials are automatically void if they fail to pass anti-fraud detection measures or any winning Game Piece that is illegible, mutilated, altered, duplicated, tampered with, forged, cut, torn, contains printing, typographical or other errors, distributed where prohibited by law or not obtained legitimately will be void. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than number set forth in these Official Rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the prizes. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. IF YOUR SPECIALLY-MARKED PACKAGE DOES NOT CONTAIN A WINNING GAME PIECE CONTAINING A WINNING MESSAGE, OR YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A WINNING GAME PIECE BY COMPLETING THE ALTERNATE MEANS OF ENTRY DESCRIBED ABOVE IN RULE #3, YOU ARE NOT A WINNER AND ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A PRIZE. Liability for Game Piece containing printing or other errors is limited to replacement with another Game Piece until 10/31/21 or while supplies last, whichever occurs first. (If supply of Game Pieces has been exhausted, Sponsor and its agencies will not have any liability under any legal theory.) The submission of a prize claim is solely the responsibility of the participant.
PRIZES / APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (ARV) / ODDS: Five (5) Grand Prizes are available in the Game. Each Grand Prize consists of a trip for winner and up to three (3) guests (21 years or older) to attend Octoberfest 2022 in Munich, Germany (“Grand Prize”) (ARV $14,550 ea. winner / Odds 1:161,000). Trip includes: round-trip economy-class air transportation for each winner and his/her guests between a major commercial airport near to the winner's residence and Munich, Germany; admission for four (4) to Octoberfest activities (exact activities to be determined at sole discretion of Sponsor); Sponsor-selected lodging consisting of two (2) rooms for four (4) nights (based on double occupancy) in Munich, Germany; and one (1) $1,000 pre-loaded, bank-issued gift card (for winner only - to be used for ground transportation and food expenses). Gift cards are subject to the terms and conditions associated with its use. No transfer or substitution of trip elements will be permitted. Grand Prize trip must be scheduled through Sponsor or its designate travel partner. Grand Prize trip must be taken on specified dates in September 2022 - October 2022 as determined by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Grand Prize trip must be booked by winner with the Sponsor by 12/31/21. Winner and his/her guests must possess all necessary international travel documents (i.e. passport) (at his/her own expense) prior to awarding of prize, depart/return from/to the same major airport and travel on same itinerary. Grand Prize trip does not include taxes, tips, gratuities, ground transportation or meals (other than as noted herein), service charges, hotel room service, laundry service, alcoholic beverages, merchandise, souvenirs, local and long distance telephone calls, airport charges, or any other service or item not specifically described above. Sponsor reserves the right to structure travel routes and select hotels in its sole discretion. Grand Prize trip is not redeemable for cash. Actual retail value of prize may vary depending on location of winner’s residence and the destination cities and may fluctuate due to market conditions, changes in value of components, (e.g. air transportation and hotel rates) and other reasons. If Grand Prize winner does not travel with the full complement of three (3) guests, the Grand Prize will be awarded in increments appropriate for the Grand Prize winner and the actual number of guest(s) taking the Grand Prize trip, including less than three (3) tickets to Octoberfest; and, in such case, the approximate retail value of the Grand Prize will be decreased accordingly, with Grand Prize winner not receiving any substitute prize or compensation. Should Grand Prize winner and/or guest(s) engage in anti-social, belligerent, unruly or otherwise inappropriate conduct in conjunction with award of Grand Prize trip (including but not limited to attendance at Oktoberfest activities), the Grand Prize trip will be terminated for Grand Prize winner and/or guest(s), as appropriate), with Sponsor having no further liability to Grand Prize winner and/or guest(s), as appropriate, under any legal theory. Should such behavior of Grand Prize winner and/or guest(s) be deemed by Sponsor to be particularly egregious or offensive, Sponsor reserves the right to seek all available legal remedies against Grand Prize winner and/or guest(s), as appropriate, so as to protect its rights. In the event any scheduled activity in Munich, Germany associated with the prize and/or any other component of the prize is cancelled for any reason, including safety, health and/or welfare concerns, scheduling conflicts, cancellations, postponement, an event of force majeure, or for any other reason, Sponsor reserves the right, if possible, to reschedule such Grand Prize trip for alternate dates in its sole determination, but if the Grand Prize trip is not rescheduled, it shall have no obligation other than to award the remainder of the prize. The terms and conditions of any Octoberfest event tickets awarded as part of the prize will govern in the event it cannot be offered due to safety and health conditions, weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Promotion Entities will not be responsible for health and safety conditions, weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage, epidemics or pandemics, or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Octoberfest related event. Octoberfest related tickets awarded as part of the Grand Prize are subject to venue restrictions, other terms and conditions as indicated thereon and may not be resold or offered for resale. Any such resale may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture without compensation of any kind. Total ARV of all prizes $72,750. Prizes to be provided by Sponsor or its designee. UNCLAIMED AND FORFEITED PRIZES WILL NOT BE AWARDED. All applicable federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Limit one (1) prize per person/household. Grand Prize winners will receive an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 for the ARV of the prize for the tax year in which the prize was awarded and agree to fully cooperate with Sponsor and its representatives as to its compliance with all applicable governmental reporting requirements, including by providing upon request his/her Social Security Number via Internal Revenue Service Form W9.
GENERAL: If prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, prize may be forfeited without compensation of any kind. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not fully complied with these Official Rules or declines the prize for any reason prior to award and such prize will be forfeited without compensation of any kind. No correspondence will be acknowledged. No cash equivalents, substitutions or transfer of prize permitted except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that an offered prize is unavailable for any reason. By accepting prize, winner releases and agrees to hold harmless Promotion Entities, Licensees, their respective affiliates, directors, employees, officers, and agents (“Released Entities”) from any and all liability, injury, loss or damage of any kind, including but not limited to personal injury or death, arising from or in connection with participation in the Game, or the awarding, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize and/or respect to participation in any prize related activity. Neither Released Entities nor their employees will have any liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize or participation in the Game or any prize-related activities. Acceptance of a prize shall be construed as and signify the winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use such entrant’s name, voice, likeness, biographical information and/or prize information in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes, without further compensation, notification, or permission in perpetuity and hereby releases the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto, where allowed by law. Winner acknowledges that neither Sponsor nor its agents have made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including, but not limited to, its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize, if any, are subject to the manufacturers’ terms therefore and winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee. By participating in this Game, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer or in administration of the Game.
LIMITATIONS AND RELEASES: Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Game if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Game is impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Game as contemplated herein. In the event Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Game as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Game and award any remaining prizes in an equitable way determined at the time of termination. 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. Caution: Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Game or to seek to defraud Sponsor or its agencies in conjunction with participation in the Game (including prize claim) is a violation of law and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law (as well as disqualifying such person from the Game with forfeiture of prize without compensation of any kind, if appropriate).
GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE GAME SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS OF MASSACHUSETTS OR ANY OTHER STATE THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS. ANY ACTION REGARDING THE GAME OR THESE OFFICIAL RULES MUST BE BROUGHT IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS (SITUATE IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS) OR MASSACHUSETTS STATE COURT IN SUFFOLK COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS; AND, BY PARTICIPATING IN THE GAME, YOU AGREE TO THE PERSONAL, EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS AND WAIVE ANY RIGHT OF FORUM NON CONVENIENS, CHANGE OF VENUE OR THE LIKE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE TO BRING ANY SUCH ACTION INDIVIDUALLY (AND NOT AS PART OF A CLASS) AND WAIVE ANY CLAIM TO DAMAGES (CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, COMPENSATORY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER) OR ANY OTHER FORM OF REMEDY/RELIEF OTHER THAN YOUR ACTUAL COST OF PARTICIPATING IN THE GAME (IF ANY).
WINNERS LIST: For a winners list, send a self addressed, stamped envelope by 2/15/22 to: Samuel Adams Octoberfest Golden Tickets Promotion – Winners List Request, Dept # 848028, P.O. Box 5053, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5053. Winners list to be available after 12/15/21.
SPONSOR: The Boston Beer Company, Boston, MA 02210.
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