DD Perks Cleveland VIP Concert Experience Sweepstakes

Official Rules 2017




2.         Eligibility: The DD Perks Cleveland VIP Concert Experience Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal U.S. residents, residing in Ohio in one (1) of the following counties and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit (“Eligible Counties”). Franchisees and employees, directors and officers of Dunkin’ Brands Inc. (“Sponsor”), Brand Connections (“Administrator”), Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. (”Live Nation”), and any of their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiary companies, and advertising and Sweepstakes agencies (collectively, “Released Parties”), and members of the immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or those living in the same household, of any of the foregoing, are not eligible. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the interpretations of these Official Rules by Sponsor, and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.


3.         Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 29, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on July 2, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).



4.         How To Enter: There are two (2) possible methods of entry into the Sweepstakes, as detailed below (each, an “Entry”). Method A requires a payment, however, Method B is a free alternate means of entry (“AMOE”).


Method A: You must register/enroll in DD Perks (if you are not already registered/enrolled with an activated card) by registering an activated DD Card in the DD Perks Program. To do so, you can get a DD Card at any Dunkin’ Donuts location, online at Dunkindonuts.com, or via the Dunkin’ Mobile App. Your DD Card must then be activated with dollars loaded on the card. You can add funds to the DD Card at Dunkin’ Donuts locations that accept the DD Card, online at Dunkindonuts.com or via the Dunkin’ Mobile app. You can then visit www.DDPerks.com to register/enroll in DD Perks and to see full program details. You must then utilize such registered/activated DD Card to purchase any item at a participating Dunkin’ Donuts location during the Sweepstakes Period to receive one Entry.


Method B: To enter the Sweepstakes via the free alternate means of Entry, if you do not wish to register/enroll an activated DD Card in the DD Perks Program and make an applicable purchase with an activated DD Card registered in the DD Perks Program, you may, during the Sweepstakes Period, send an email to ddpromos@brandconnections.com, with “DD Perks Cleveland Live Nation Sweepstakes Entry” in the subject line and your full name, mailing address (and county), and statement that you are 18 years of age or older and agree to these Official Rules in the body of the email to receive one Entry.


*All Entries: No incomplete or automated Entries will be accepted. All Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant, the relevant Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address used to enroll in the DD Perks Program, or used to enter via the AMOE. Any attempt by a participant to obtain more than the allowable Entries by using multiple/different e-mail addresses, identities or any other methods will void all of that participant’s entries. To participate in this Sweepstakes, each entrant will be subject to Sponsor’s Terms of Use (http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/help/terms.html) and Privacy Policy (http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/help/privacypolicy.html), where applicable.


5.         Prize Drawing/Prizes/Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): On or about one (1) business day after the Sweepstakes Period has ended (on or about July 5, 2017), Administrator, an independent judging agency, shall perform a random prize drawing (the ”Prize Drawing”) from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of Entry in order to select one (1) potential grand prize (“Grand Prize”) winner and five (5) potential first prize (“First Prize”) winners (collectively, “prize winners”). The potential Grand Prize winner will be selected first, followed by the potential First Prize winners.


Once confirmed, as detailed below, the one (1) Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) Live Nation VIP Concert Experience which will include the following: (a) two (2) tickets to a concert at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio  between July 21, 2017 and September 22, 2017 that is mutually agreed upon by Grand Prize winner and Sponsor; (b) two (2) VIP Club Access Passes; (c) one (1) VIP Parking Pass; and (d) one (1) behind the scenes Concert Pass. The total ARV for the Grand Prize is five hundred dollars ($500).


Once confirmed, as detailed below, the five (5) First Prize winners will each receive the following: two (2) tickets to a concert at Blossom Music center between July 21, 2017 and September 22, 2017 that is mutually agreed upon by First Prize winner and Sponsor. The ARV of each First Prize is two hundred dollars ($200). The total ARV of all First Prizes is one thousand dollars ($1,000).


6.         Prize Conditions: The total ARV of all prizes available to be awarded in this Sweepstakes is one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500). In the event there are not enough eligible Entries to award all applicable prizes, Sponsor retains the right only to award as many prizes as there are eligible Entries, starting with the Grand Prize. Actual value of prize may vary depending on fluctuations on current market conditions at time of prize fulfillment, and other factors, and any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value if any, will not be awarded. Prize conditions may be added or modified by companies providing those portions of the prize. The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for any prize, in whole or in part, will be permitted except at Sponsor's sole discretion due to prize unavailability for any reason, and only then for a prize of greater or equal value determined by Sponsor shall be allowed. Transportation to/from the event, accommodations, and any other expenses that come along with attending such an event (food, parking, souvenirs, etc), unless detailed as explicitly included in a prize, will not be provided, and are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Released Parties will not replace any lost or stolen tickets or passes once in prize winner’s possession. Tickets to a particular concert are not guaranteed.  Tickets are subject to program availability, venue capacity, artist, and age restrictions. Tickets are subject to terms and conditions specified thereon. Live Nation will determine seat locations. Winner must select concert within fifteen (15) days of winning or forfeits the prize. Prize winner and guest must comply with all venue rules and regulations. Live Nation reserves the right to revoke full or partial prize from any winner or winner’s guest who it and/or venue personnel deem may, in their sole discretion, be intoxicated, be a safety risk, have violated any venue policy or law, and/or may bring Live Nation or Sponsor into disrepute. If the event is postponed or cancelled, Sponsor will have no further obligation to prize winner. Winners’ companions must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence [and at least eighteen (18) years of age], unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or if Sponsor approves otherwise. Released Parties will not be responsible for weather conditions, acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of the event. Tickets and/or Passes may not be resold or offered for resale. Any such resale may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the ticket(s).


7.         Prize Winner Notification/Verification: The potential prize winners are not official winners unless and until Sponsor confirms such. The potential prize winners will be notified via email, in accordance with the email address registered to the applicable DD Card or AMOE Entry, on or about one (1) business day after the Prize Drawing. Administrator will make two (2) attempts to contact the potential prize winners via such method. The potential prize winner will have forty-eight (48) hours from the time of the first notification attempt to respond to Administrator or else Administrator will move on and select/notify an alternate potential prize winner. Once contact is made, potential prize winners may be asked to confirm certain information for verification purposes, may be required to provide certain information for fulfillment purposes (i.e. physical or email address), and/or will be provided further information for prize acceptance/receipt purposes (i.e. mail, email, will-call). Potential prize winners will have an additional twenty-four (24) hours to do such, or else may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner would be selected. If the potential prize winners fails to respond in the time period specified above, if any notification or notification attempt is returned as undeliverable or as an error, or if a potential winner declines their prize, then the prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner will be selected, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. By entering or being selected as a potential prize winner, all entrants and potential/confirmed winners hereby consent to the use by the Released Parties of their Entry and all information contained therein including but not limited to, name, likeness and/or other indicia of persona (collectively “Likeness”), for any and all uses and purposes (including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising and trade) in any media now known or hereinafter developed in any manner throughout the world (including, without limitation, the World Wide Web and on-air) in perpetuity without additional consideration (where legal), consent or prior review, and upon request will provide written consent to such use. All decisions of Sponsor relating to the Sweepstakes are final.


8.         General Terms: Noncompliance with any of these Official Rules may result in disqualification. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ENTRANTS OR PRIZE WINNERS OR ANY BEHAVIOR BY A PRIZE WINNER OR GUEST THAT WILL BRING SUCH PRIZE WINNER OR SPONSOR INTO DISREPUTE (IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH PRIZE WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AND ALL PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate Entry information whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error, which may occur in the processing of the Entries in this Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or other services, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes or for other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of Entries, the announcement of the prizes, fulfillment of prizes, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof). Should the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted as Sponsor sees fit, and any unawarded prizes will be awarded via random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up until and or after (if applicable) the time of modification, cancellation or termination or in a manner that is fair and equitable as determined by Sponsor. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated Entries are permitted. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual (and void all associated Entries) they suspect or find: (i) to have used a software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entry or any other means to subvert the entry process; (ii) to have tampered with the entry process or the operation of this Sweepstakes; (iii) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; (iv) to be acting in disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (v) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR APPLICATION ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. Entrants agree that the Released Parties (a) shall not be responsible or liable for, and hereby release the Released Parties from, any claims, losses, damages or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use/misuse or inability to use a prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to a prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Released Parties shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors; (2) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Released Parties; or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Released Parties. Failure of Sponsor to enforce any provision herein shall not be deemed a waiver of such. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANTS HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTRANT OR WINNER FOR DAMAGES THAT EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE TO BE AWARDED TO THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.


9. Live Nation is not a sponsor of the Sweepstakes, and is in no way responsible for the administration of the Sweepstakes, the verification of winners or the fulfillment of prizing.  All inquiries regarding the Sweepstakes should be directed to Sponsor and not to Live Nation.  Live Nation is a registered trademark of Live Nation Worldwide, Inc.


10.       Request for the Name of Winners and/or Official Rules:  For the name of the Grand Prize winner and First Prize winners, available after the Sweepstakes Period has ended, and/or Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to be received by  August 2, 2017, to: DD Perks Cleveland VIP Concert Experience Sweepstakes Winners, c/o Brand Connections, 26 Patriot Place, Suite 104, Foxboro, MA, 02035. Please note on the left-hand corner of your envelope if you are requesting the Names of Winners or Official Rules. Vermont residents may omit return postage if requesting a set of Official Rules.


11.       Administrator: Brand Connections, 26 Patriot Place, Suite 104, Foxboro, MA, 02035.


12.       Sponsor: Dunkin’ Brands Inc., 130 Royall St., Canton, MA 02021.





NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be 18+ and reside in one of the following counties in Ohio:  Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit.  Void outside the eligible OH counties listed in the rules and where prohibited.  Begins 5/29/17 and ends 7/2/17. For governing official rules, including Entry methods and prize descriptions/restrictions go to www.DDPerksSweeps.com. To enter the Sweepstakes via the free alternate means of entry, during the Sweepstakes Period, you may send an email to ddpromos@brandconnections.com with “DD Perks Cleveland VIP Concert Experience Sweepstakes” in the subject line and your full name, address, and statement that you are 18 years of age or older and agree to these official rules in the body of the email. Sponsor: Dunkin’ Brands Inc., 130 Royall St., Canton, MA 02021.