Gift Card Design Contest - Kwik Trip | Kwik Star

KWIK TRIP GIFT CARD DESIGN CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER CONTEST OR WIN PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. KWIK TRIP GIFT CARD DESIGN CONTEST (THE “CONTEST”) IS ONLY OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF MN, WI, IA, IL OR MI AND WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OF OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY. CONTEST SHALL BE CONTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. THE CONTEST STARTS SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 AT 12:00:01 A.M. CENTRAL TIME (“CT”) AND ENDS SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 AT 11:59:59 P.M. CT. (THE “CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD”); HOWEVER, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO END THE CONTEST AT ANY TIME. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM.

SPONSOR:

The Kwik Trip Gift Card Design Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Kwik Trip, Inc. (the “Sponsor” or “Kwik Trip”).

CONDUCT:

This Contest is governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By entering this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor shall be final and binding in all respects. The Official Rules will be posted on the following website throughout the promotion: http://www.kwiktrip.com/sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or the website; or to be acting in any manner deemed by the Sponsor to be in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in any manner deemed by the Sponsor to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

ELIGIBILITY:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THE CONTEST OR WIN PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. To enter the Contest, entrants: (i) must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry (ii) must be a legal resident of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois or Michigan and, (iii) must not be considered a minor or legally incompetent in your state of residence, and (iv) must be a registered Kwik Rewards member. The Contest is void where restricted or prohibited by law. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, their respective parents, subsidiaries, licensees, agencies and affiliates and members of the immediate families and persons living in the same household (whether related or not) of such individuals of Sponsor or other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of this Contest are not eligible to participate in the Contest or to win any prizes. Any Contest entries received from an ineligible participant will be disqualified.

CONTEST ENTRY PERIOD:

The Contest Entry Period will start September 10, 2019 at 12:00:01 p.m. CT and end September 30, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. The Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the Contest in its sole discretion. Contest entry method systems will be the official timekeeping devices.

HOW TO ENTER:

All entries, once submitted, become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Unless otherwise specified, all entries must be submitted during the Contest Period.

During the Contest Entry Period, submit an entry following the instructions at www.kwiktrip.com/giftcarddesigncontest. You will be asked to submit an online entry form, entering your first and last names, street address, city, state, zip code, birthday, Kwik Rewards number, email address and phone number and upload an original Kwik Trip gift card design. Submissions must be formatted as a JPG, PNG, GIF, PDF, Word.DOC or DOCX with a minimum resolution of 300 ppi and maximum file size of 16 MB. Entries must be original artwork designs and submitted by each entrant. Entries may be hand-drawn, digital, painted, sketched or of similar media and may include relevant photography or photographical elements. Profanity, non-secular artwork or artwork deemed by Sponsor to be offensive, inappropriate or irrelevant to the Kwik Trip brand will be disqualified. In the case of non-digital entry designs, a digitally scanned copy or a photo of the original work may be submitted. Guideline gift card dimensions are 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 inches.

Entrants must be registered Kwik Rewards members; if you are not a Kwik Rewards member, you may obtain a Kwik Rewards card for free at any Kwik Trip or Kwik Star location and register at www.kwikrewards.com or complete the Kwik Rewards registration process through the Kwik Rewards mobile application (“app”) (available on iPhone or Android through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store). Entry is subject to Kwik Rewards Program Terms and Conditions at https://www.kwiktrip.com/privacy-terms.

There is a limit of one (1) Contest entry per person during the Contest Entry Period. Only the first complete entry per person will be accepted. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Kwik Rewards card and/or account. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes entry services) will void all entries by that entrant. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address or the natural person assigned a Kwik Rewards Card by Kwik Trip, Inc. or its agent. A potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

Entrant agrees that the Sponsor may use or disclose his or her entry, including submitted gift card design, in whole or in part, commercially or noncommercially, in any media, in perpetuity, worldwide, including the right to publish and display the entry for advertising and publicity, and to edit and make derivative works, and to sell and profit from gift cards with entrant’s submitted design all without additional notification, review, approval or compensation to anyone, including entrant. Additionally, entrant agrees that Kwik Trip may post the entry (including your name), or any portion thereof, on the Website and/or its webpages on third-party sites, and/or use in any media. All entrants consent to Sponsor’s right to contact the entrant after entrant’s entry into the Contest for purposes of Prize notification or other correspondence relating to the Contest. The Sponsor may contact an entrant by means of any correspondence or communication, including emailing, telephone calls, or text messages.  By submitting an entry into the Sweepstakes, the entrant is consenting to use of his or her personal information as set forth in the Sponsor’s privacy policy at https://www.kwiktrip.com/privacy-terms.

PRIZE:

One (1) prize is available to be won in the Contest: $1000 in Kwik Trip gift cards (the “Prize”). At the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the design of the winning entry may also serve as inspiration for actual produced and sold Kwik Trip gift cards. One (1) winner will be selected to win the Prize based on the process and judging criteria provided below (see CONTEST JUDGING section below).

The Prize is nontransferable, nonnegotiable and nondivisible unless otherwise stated in writing or agreed to in writing by Sponsor. Prize will be shipped to the winner’s home address at no cost to the winner and/or an alternate method of Prize awarding will be coordinated between Sponsor and the winner. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied by Sponsor. Winner acknowledges that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Contest 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 the Prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any). Gift cards are subject to terms and conditions printed thereon.

CONTEST JUDGING:

The Contest will be first be judged by Sponsor, and top entries will then be voted on by Kwik Rewards members and the public; all decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding.

Entries submitted will be judged by Sponsor on the following criteria (collectively “Judging Criteria”; individually “Judging Criterion”): Originality (the uniqueness and creativity of the submitted art), Brand Relevance (the apparent connection between the subject matter and Sponsor), Visual Appeal (the overall perception of the art including color, shapes, fonts, etc.), and Composition (the arrangement of visual elements and main features in the art). Each of the four (4) criterion will be worth 25% of a given entry’s total score.

Following judging by Sponsor, the ten (10) entries (or number of entries available if below ten (10) total) with the highest overall scores (“Finalists”) will be posted at www.kwiktrip.com/giftcarddesigncontest from October 7, 2019 at 12:00:01 a.m. CT through October 13, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. CT. (the “Voting” Period). During the Voting Period, Kwik Rewards member and the public may visit www.kwiktrip.com/giftcarddesigncontest and follow the on-screen instructions to vote for their respective favorite Finalists. There is a limit of one (1) vote per person. Entrants who submitted Finalists will not be eligible to vote. The Finalist receiving the most votes within the Voting Period will be the Contest winner.

In the case of more than one Finalist receiving the same number of votes during the Voting Period (“Tied Finalists”), each of the tied Finalists will be awarded the Prize.

PRIZE WINNER NOTIFICATION:

The winner will be notified via email or phone call (or by mail if required by law) within fourteen (14) days of the end of the Voting Period and will be required to respond claiming Prize and providing his/her mailing address within three (3) business days via return email or phone call. If the Sponsor does not receive a response via email or phone within three (3) business days, one (1) voicemail message may be left for the potential winner if possible. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring for Prize notification or other communications related to this Contest. The Sponsor shall have no liability for winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk email or other security settings or for winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If a winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the Prize within three (3) days from the time award notification was sent (or seven (7) days in the case of a mail notification), or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the Prize may be forfeited, and the Finalist having received the most votes during the Voting Period out of those remaining (an “Alternate”) will be selected as the winner. Alternates will be selected if necessary until the Prize is awarded; should all Alternates fail to claim the Prize, the Prize may not be awarded at the discretion of the Sponsor.

Upon the request of the Sponsor, the winner will be required to return an affidavit of eligibility, release and prize acceptance form and IRS W-9 form (“Contest Forms”). If the winner fails to comply with these Official Rules or provide completed Contest Forms in a timely manner, that winner will be disqualified and an Alternate may be selected. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND INCOME TAXES ON PRIZES AND EXPENSES RELATING TO ACCEPTANCE AND USE OF PRIZES NOT SPECIFIED ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS:

If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, at which time, the Sponsor will conduct judging among all eligible entries received at the time of the Contest termination to determine the winner. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions or any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading any materials in this Contest.

PUBLICITY:

Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Contest and acceptance of Prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, Prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, statements, and gift card design submission 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. Except as expressly stated in these Official Rules, no substitution, cash redemption or transfer of the Prize is allowed, but the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute for the advertised Prize a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised Prize becomes unavailable for any reason.

NO LIABILITY:

By entering the Contest, entrants agree to these Official Rules and all decisions of the Sponsor. Winner releases, discharges, indemnifies and holds harmless the Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents, and the advertising and promotion agencies of each (the “Contest Entities”) from all claims and liability relating to his/her participation in the Contest, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the Prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in this Contest or use/misuse or redemption of the Prize. The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the Prize.

The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the Contest or any portion thereof should any causes corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Contest, and select a winner from entries received prior to the action taken or in such other manner as deemed fair and appropriate by the Sponsor. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other social media platforms. Entrants are providing their information to Kwik Trip, Inc. and not to Facebook or any other social media platforms. The information provided will only be used for the purpose of this Contest unless otherwise requested by entrant.

Each entrant in the Contest represents that his/her entry is not harmful or corrupted in any way; that he/she has the right to any and all intellectual property used and that the entry does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person or entity; the entry is not subject to litigation of any kind, whether actual or threatened, at the time of submission; the entry does not violate any applicable laws; and that the entry is in compliance with these Official Rules.

CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE:

Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any Prize awarded, or the determination of the winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor or the Contest Entities in connection with the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in La Crosse County, State of Wisconsin.

THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SWEEPSTAKES WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT, AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.

PRIVACY:

Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s privacy policy at https://www.kwiktrip.com/privacy-terms.

WINNERS LIST:

The official winner will be available at www.kwiktrip.com/sweepstakes for a minimum of 30 days following winner confirmation after the end of the Voting Period.

CONTACT:

For Contest inquiries, contact kwikrewards@kwiktrip.com, 1-800-305-6666, or Kwik Trip, Inc. – Sweepstakes, 1626 Oak Street P.O. Box 1477, La Crosse, WI 54602-2107.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTRANT OR PROSPECTIVE ENTRANT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED, EVEN IF THE SPONSOR HAS BEEN NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE OF SUCH POSSIBILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR PERTAINING TO THE CONTEST. THE SPONSOR AND THE CONTEST ENTITIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR: (A) ANY ERROR WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE PROCESSING OF ANY AND ALL ENTRIES; (B) LOST, LATE OR MISDIRECTED ENTRIES; OR (C) ANY CONDITION CAUSED BY EVENTS THAT MAY CAUSE THE SWEEPSTAKES TO BE DISRUPTED OR CORRUPTED.