Whatawinter Ski Trip Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. RESIDENTS OF ALASKA, FLORIDA, HAWAII, NEW YORK, AND RHODE ISLAND ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE.
THESE OFFICIAL RULES MAY BE POSTED IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH. IN THE EVENT THERE IS A DISCREPANCY OR INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VERSION AND THE SPANISH-LANGUAGE VERSION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND/OR OF ANY OTHER WRITTEN MATERIALS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES, THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VERSION SHALL PREVAIL, GOVERN, AND CONTROL.
The Whatawinter Ski Trip Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Whatabrands LLC, located at 300 Concord Plaza Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78216 (“Sponsor”). Whatabrands LLC and its licensees, parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, and assigns are referred to throughout these Official Rules as “Whataburger”.
Except as otherwise provided in these Official Rules, entries for the Sweepstakes may be submitted by any legal resident of the United States, unless otherwise prohibited by law, who is not a minor in his or her state of residence and is at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsor or any other companies associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
2. Agreement to Official Rules
Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
3. Sweepstakes Period
The Sweepstakes begins on January 1, 2024 at 12:01 a.m. CT and continues through January 20, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CT (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
4. How to Enter
To enter the Sweepstakes, each entrant must either: (a)(1) log in to the Whataburger website or ordering app and (2) submit an online order or mobile order through the Whataburger website or ordering app, completing both steps (1) and (2) during the Sweepstakes Period (“Online Order Entry”); or (b) print your name, complete address, email, and telephone number on a single, standard, individually postmarked 4” X 6” postcard and mail it to: ATTN: DXE Team/Marketing Department Whatawinter Ski Trip Sweepstakes, 300 Concord Plaza Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78216 (“Mail-In Entry”). Each Mail-In Entry must be postmarked within the Sweepstakes Period and received by 5:00 p.m. CT on January 24, 2024 in order to be entered into the drawing set forth in paragraph 5, below. Bulk Main-In Entries are not permitted. Mail-In Entries made in bulk or otherwise not conforming to these Official Rules will be disqualified. Only entries made in accordance with the timing set forth in these Official Rules will be eligible to win the Sweepstakes. All properly submitted entries will be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes. Standard messaging, cellular, or other communication-based rates may apply. Sponsor is not responsible for any messaging, cellular, or other communication-based charges incurred by Participant. Check with your mobile or other service provider for more information.
Each person submitting either an Online Order Entry or a Mail-In Entry (collectively referred to as an “Entry”) in accordance with these Official Rules will be considered a “Participant”. Sponsor is not responsible for Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, ineligible and/or incomplete due to mail delivery service, computer or electronic malfunction, or other error. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry, at its sole discretion, that is not in compliance with these Official Rules. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Each Entry must be made in accordance with these Official Rules, including the Content Restrictions described below, and, if applicable, must also conform to the rules of the platform on which it is made (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram). In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of any Participant, the relevant Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized holder of the applicable account used to enter.
5. Winner Selection
On or after January 25, 2024, all qualifying Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period will be collected, and two winners will be randomly selected from the eligible Entries. The drawing will be conducted under the direction of Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winning is contingent upon Participant fulfilling all requirements of these Official Rules. Actual odds of winning depend on the total number of Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
6. Winner Notification
Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winning Participants via email or telephone. The potential winning Participants must respond to Sponsor within 24 hours after Sponsor’s first attempt to contact the respective Participant and must sign and return the Prize Verification Forms (defined below) within the time period indicated by Sponsor (and provide any required consent of a parent or legal guardian where applicable), otherwise the Prize will be forfeited. In the event that a potential winning Participant cannot be contacted or does not respond within the designated period of time, such potential winning Participant will be disqualified and another potential winning Participant may be selected using the same procedures stated above from the remaining eligible Entries received or Sponsor may cancel the Sweepstakes in its sole discretion.
Two winners will be chosen as described in Sections 5 and 6 above for a total of two prizes awarded. The two winners of the Sweepstakes will each receive the following (collectively referred to as the “Prize”):
(a) Voucher(s) for an amount up to $1,000.00 per traveler for roundtrip airfare, economy class, for two persons to travel from a destination within the continental United States to Yampa Valley Regional Airport on United Airlines or any other commercial carrier chosen at Sponsor’s sole discretion;
(b) A voucher for an amount up to $350.00 per night for use for one double occupancy hotel room for three consecutive nights in Steamboat Springs, Colorado at the Steamboat Grand ski resort or another accommodation chosen at Sponsor’s sole discretion; and
(c) A voucher for three-day lift tickets and equipment rental at Steamboat Springs for an amount up to $150.00 per person, per day.
Each winner is responsible for scheduling travel and hotel accommodations directly with the applicable providers and in accordance with the requirements stated on the vouchers.
THE PRIZE DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY TRANSPORTATION, MEALS, CONCESSIONS, OR OTHER ITEMS OR COMPONENTS NOT EXPRESSLY LISTED ABOVE IN THIS SECTION 7. EACH WINNING PARTICIPANT IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ARRANGING AND PAYING FOR ALL NECESSARY TRAVEL, MEALS, CONCESSIONS, AND OTHER COSTS NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THIS SECTION 7 THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRIZE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT.
ALL COMPONENTS OF THE PRIZE ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND MAY BE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS AND BLACKOUT DATES OF THE RESPECTIVE PROVIDERS. ALL COMPONENTS OF THE PRIZE AND ANY ASSOCIATED VOUCHERS EXPIRE ONE YEAR AFTER THEY ARE AWARDED. ALL PORTIONS OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING THOSE BOOKED BY VOUCHER, MUST BE COMPLETED BY SUCH DATE. IF FOR ANY REASON COMPONENTS OF THE PRIZE, INCLUDING ANY ACCOMPANYING VOUCHERS, ARE NOT USED BY SUCH DATE, THE WINNER WILL FORFEIT THOSE UNUSED COMPONENTS OF THE PRIZE IN THEIR ENTIRETY. IF THE VOUCHERS DO NOT COVER THE ENTIRE COST FOR A COMPONENT OF THE PRIZE SELECTED BY THE WINNER, SUCH WINNER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR COVERING ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS OR FEES IN EXCESS OF THE VALUE OF THE VOUCHERS. THE VOUCHERS MUST BE USED IN A SINGLE TRANSACTION AND ON CONSECUTIVE DATES; ANY UNUSED VALUE OF EACH VOUCHER WILL BE FORFEITED. If lost, stolen, or damaged, the vouchers will not be replaced or exchanged. Vouchers may be subject to additional terms, conditions, and restrictions of the issuing providers.
THE TOTAL PRIZE VALUE TO BE AWARDED TO EACH POTENTIAL WINNING PARTICIPANT IS UNDEFINED AND INCALCULABLE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SELECTED AND THEIR RESPECTIVE LOCATIONS ARE DETERMINED. EACH WINNING PARTICIPANT IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING AND PAYING ANY FEDERAL OR STATE TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH OR INCURRED BY PARTICIPANT IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPANT’S RECEIPT OF THE PRIZE, AND THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE TO EACH POTENTIAL WINNING PARTICIPANT MAY VARY. SPONSOR SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE TAXES, IF ANY, THAT MIGHT BE INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH A WINNING PARTICIPANT’S RECEIPT OF THE PRIZE.
No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for all or any portion of the Prize is allowed except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Prize or any portion of the Prize is non-transferable and may not be given, bartered, substituted, sold, or exchanged for cash or another Prize. Unused components of the Prize have no redeemable cash value. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize or any portion of the Prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. SPONSOR AND ITS SUPPLIERS make no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the Prize or any component of the Prize, all such representations and warranties being hereby disclaimed, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
8. Winner Verification and Prize Conditions
Each potential winning Participant will be required to sign and return to Sponsor any legal documents that Sponsor may require including, but not limited to, tax forms and a Winner’s Affidavit (which may contain a publicity release) (“Prize Verification Forms”), within the amount of time specified in the communication by which Sponsor delivers the Prize Verification Forms to the potential winning Participant. If a potential winning Participant does not timely sign and return the Prize Verification Forms to Sponsor, or chooses not to accept the Prize, such potential winning Participant will be disqualified, and another potential winning Participant may be selected using the same procedures stated above from the remaining eligible Entries received or Sponsor may elect not to award the Prize and/or cancel the Sweepstakes in its sole discretion.
9. General Conditions
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the Prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect Entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the platform or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10. Publication and License
Each winning Participant of the Sweepstakes grants to Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, unlimited, freely transferable license to print, publish, display, broadcast, distribute, reproduce, use and otherwise exploit the winning Participant’s name, voice, statement, picture or other likeness, without additional compensation, in any media now known or hereinafter known for any purpose whatsoever, including public relations, advertising and promotional purposes as may be determined by Sponsor. Nothing herein obligates Sponsor to make any use of any of the rights set forth herein. The license grant in this Section is void to the extent prohibited by applicable law. Check local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding this license grant.
11. Content Restrictions
Participant must not include any of the following content (“Restricted Content”) in their Entries: (a) anything that is not in keeping with the reputation and image of the Whataburger brand of products and services; (b) anything that is obscene, indecent, or sexually explicit or suggestive; (c) anything that may be considered offensive to individuals of any age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or other protected class or to persons who are disabled; (d) anything that infringes, violates or misappropriates any person’s or entity’s personal or proprietary rights (including copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights); (e) anything that defames or invades the publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased; (f) any threats to any person, place, business, group or entity; (g) anything that depicts illegal or violent acts; (h) anything that is libelous, hateful or slanderous; (i) anything that depicts or references tobacco, alcohol, drugs, dangerous stunts or weapons of any kind, including but not limited to guns, knives or projectiles; and (j) any images of individuals under legal age of majority, except if Participant has obtained a signed release from such individual’s parent or legal guardian. Any Entry with Restricted Content shall be disqualified and ineligible to participate in or win the Sweepstakes. The determination of whether content submitted by a Participant is Restricted Content will be made in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion and Sponsor’s determination that content is Restricted Content shall be final and binding in all respects.
12. Release and Limitations of Liability
By participating in the Sweepstakes, Participant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim, cause of action, judgement, costs, damages, losses, expenses, and liabilities, (whether arising under a theory of contract, warranty, tort, strict liability, product liability, or any other theory) that may be suffered by Participant or any third party as a result of participation in the Sweepstakes, acceptance, receipt, use, or nonuse of the Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), Sponsor’s use of Participant’s name, voice, statement, picture, or other likeness, or Sponsor’s use of the Entry as permitted hereunder (including but not limited to claims of false endorsement or infringement of rights of publicity or privacy), even if such harm is caused solely by the recklessness, negligence, or fault of one or more Released Parties. The Released Parties are not responsible for any claims, damages, expenses, costs, or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting from or arising from or in connection with, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly: (a) any technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes, including lost, interrupted, or unavailable Internet Service Provider, network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability, or accessibility, or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower, or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures, or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing, language-translation, or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the winner, or the processing of Entries; (f) injury, death, losses, or damages of any kind, to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt, use, or non-use of the Prize (including any travel or activity related thereto); or (g) any taxes associated with receipt of the Prize. Participant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to Participant’s cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall Participant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Participant waives all rights and claims to special, incidental, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages, whether foreseeable or not, and whether based on negligence or otherwise. Some jurisdictions may not allow limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply. Check local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions.
13. Additional Releases and Disclaimers
Any third-party trademarks used in this promotion are the property of the respective trademark owners and are used for identification purposes only. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with such third parties unless specifically stated otherwise. Without limiting the foregoing in any way, by participating in the Sweepstakes, Participant agrees and acknowledges that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by the Steamboat Springs Ski Resort, the Steamboat Grand, the Coca-Cola Company, United Airlines, nor any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, joint ventures, bottlers, dealers, or customers, nor are any of them responsible or liable for any aspect of the administration of the Sweepstakes. Participant further hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless the Coca-Cola Company, Steamboat Ski Resort, the Steamboat Grand, and United Airlines from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, use, or non-use of the Prize or any portion thereof.
Except where prohibited, Participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Bexar County, Texas. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, Participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes or any Entry shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas.
16. Winner List
The name of the persons with the winning Entry can be obtained by sending a request identifying the Whatawinter Ski Trip Sweepstakes with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Whataburger, Attn: DXE Team/Marketing Department, 300 Concord Plaza Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78216. All requests must be received within 60 days after the end of the Sweepstakes Period.