NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE OR IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ELIGIBILITY. The "Free Ruby Tuesday For a Year Sweepstakes" (the "Sweepstakes") is only open to entrants who, as of the entry date, are permanent legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old. The Sweepstakes is void outside the eligible Sweepstakes territory; and where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Ruby Tuesday, Inc. ("Sponsor"), and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, franchisees (including licensees), advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate families (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings, grandparents, and their respective spouses) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of each such employee, officer and director, are not eligible to enter. The Sweepstakes, and any website pages and advertisements relating thereto, is intended for viewing only within the eligible sweepstakes territory, and entrants must be present in the eligible Sweepstakes territory at the time they enter.
TIMING. The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on February 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 27, 2017 (the "Entry Period"). Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER. As described in more detail below, during the Entry Period, an entrant may receive one (1) entry by registering for the Sweepstakes at rubytuesday.com/valentines (the "Sweepstakes Website"), and may receive additional bonus entries in five (5) bonus entry increments (up to a maximum of fifty (50) bonus entries) by either dining in at a participating Sponsor restaurant and registering entrant’s receipt with at least $10 of purchases (excluding taxes and gratuity), or by mailing in a bonus entry card (for which no purchase is required).
TO REGISTER AND ENTER ONLINE: During the Entry Period, go to the Sweepstakes Website located at rubytuesday.com/valentines and follow the links and instructions for online registration and entry. Completely fill out the online entry form (including by providing a valid email which will be used for purposes of this Sweepstakes) and submit it in accordance with the on-screen instructions. Entrant will receive one (1) entry for registration and entry. All online registrations and entries must be received by Sponsor during the Entry Period.
TO RECEIVE BONUS ENTRIES BY REGISTERING A RECEIPT: During the Entry Period, dine in at a Ruby Tuesday and go to the Sweepstakes Website and follow the links and instructions for online registration of your receipt, which must be for a value of at least $10 of purchases (excluding taxes and gratuity) for a visit during the Entry Period. Completely fill out the receipt registration form (including by entering the receipt number, date of visit and restaurant visited, and the email address used to register and receive your initial entry under Section 3(a) above). For each eligible registered receipt an entrant will receive five (5) additional entries into the Sweepstakes ("Bonus Entries"). Each eligible visit and associated registration of a receipt will only result in one (1) set of Bonus Entries and the receipt cannot be re-entered to gain further Bonus Entries.
TO RECEIVE BONUS ENTRIES WITHOUT REGISTERING A RECEIPT (FREE ALTERNATE METHOD OF RECEIVING BONUS ENTRIES FOR WHICH NO PURCHASE IS REQUIRED): If you have not made an eligible visit during the Entry Period for which a receipt can be registered, if you do not have necessary receipt information, or if you desire to obtain Bonus Entries without a purchase, you may obtain Bonus Entries by mail as described below. During the Entry Period, hand print your full name, complete home address, day and evening phone numbers, email address used to register and receive your initial entry under Section 3(a) above, and age on a 3 x 5 inch piece of paper and send it by United States mail in a sealed envelope no larger than 9 1/2" x 4 1/4" (a #10 envelope) with correct postage to "RT for a Year - Entry," c/o Ruby Tuesday, Inc., 333 E. Broadway, Maryville, Tennessee 37804. One (1) card per separately mailed outer envelope. For each eligible mail in entry, an entrant will receive five (5) Bonus Entries. Each eligible mail in entry will only result in one (1) set of Bonus Entries. All mail-in entries must be postmarked during the Entry Period and received by Sponsor by March 5, 2017. No facsimiles, photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries allowed. Use of any automated system to submit entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
FOR ALL ENTRIES: LIMIT: Fifty-one (51) entries per person (regardless of method of entry; a maximum of one (1) registration entry and up to fifty (50) Bonus Entries) in the Sweepstakes. All entries, regardless of method of entry, must be received by Sponsor during the Entry Period (or during such other dates and times as expressly specified above). All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of online submission or mailing will not be deemed to be proof of receipt of entry by Sponsor. All entrants and entries subject to verification prior to the awarding of a prize, as are the eligibility, age and other claims of/information provided by a potential prize winner. Entrants will cooperate with Sponsor and its representatives in connection with any and all verification activities. Submitting mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
FOR ALL ONLINE ENTRIES: In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. All entries will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the submitted email address.
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES AND DECISIONS. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries, the selection of entrants and the winners, and the awarding of the prizes), which are final and binding in all respects.
DRAWING; ODDS; NOTIFICATION. On or about March 7, 2017, Sponsor will randomly select five (5) potential winners from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor through all methods of entry. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received by Sponsor in the Sweepstakes. The entrant selected must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner will be notified by phone, mail, courier, and/or email. The potential winner will be required to execute and return to Sponsor a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, except where prohibited by law, a Publicity Release (an "Affidavit/Release") in the form(s) provided by Sponsor in order to claim his/her prize. The Affidavit/Release must be returned to Sponsor by the date and/or time indicated within the Affidavit/Release. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within seventy-two (72) hours of the first attempt to contact him/her, or if the potential winner fails to return the Affidavit/Release within the specified time, or if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if the potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if the potential winner does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner selected by Sponsor in his/her place at random from among all eligible non-winning entries received by Sponsor for the Sweepstakes. In such event, an alternate potential prize winner will be notified as described above and will be required to return the required documents to Sponsor as described above; provided, however, Sponsor may alter the above timing to meet its Sweepstakes schedule.
PRIZE. Subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, five (5) prizes will be awarded in this Sweepstakes. The approximate retail value ("ARV") of a prize is one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200), and the aggregate ARV of all prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes is six thousand dollars ($6,000). A prize consists of and is limited to twelve (12) one hundred dollar ($100) Ruby Tuesday e-gift cards, one (1) card to be sent electronically to a winner each month for twelve (12) months (cards subject to the terms, conditions, limitations and restrictions thereof). Allow four (4) to six (6) weeks after verification of prize winner status and return of all applicable forms for delivery or arrangement for delivery of prize installment. Prize is nontransferable, nonassignable, nonnegotiable, and not redeemable for cash or credit. Prize must be accepted as awarded. Prize is awarded "AS IS" with no warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, made by Sponsor or for which Sponsor shall be liable, including, without limitation, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. No prize substitutions, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right (but has no obligation) to substitute a prize (or a component thereof) with another prize of equal or greater value (including cash) if the prize (or a component thereof) is not available for any reason as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Unused components of the prize shall be forfeited and have no redeemable cash value. Winner is solely and fully responsible for any and all costs, fees, taxes, assessments and expenses associated with prize award, redemption, receipt and use, including, without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes on the prize. Winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the actual retail value of the prize. Winners waive the right to assert as a cost of winning a prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem the prize. If a winner is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of primary residence, prize may be awarded to the minor’s parent or legal guardian who must assume all responsibilities of the prize winner. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing and any other condition of this Sweepstakes may result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize, in which case, no consideration will be awarded. LIMIT: One (1) prize per person or address (physical or email) in this Sweepstakes.
PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s (and its designees’, successors’ and assigns’) use of winner’s name, biography, likeness, voice, photographs, video, opinions, statements, hometown, state and country for promotional purposes in any manner or media (including, without limitation, online), worldwide, in perpetuity, and without further payment, consideration, notice, review or consent.
GENERAL CONDITIONS. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties or failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) in its sole discretion to award prizes at random from among eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of suspected 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 deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provision of these Official Rules.
RELEASE. By entering, each entrant forever and irrevocably releases and holds harmless Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective agents, advertising and promotion agencies, affiliates, Sweepstakes partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents from and against all claims, damages or liabilities arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation and/or entry in the Sweepstakes and/or entrant’s award, receipt or use of any prize awarded in the Sweepstakes.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. Sponsor is not responsible for: (a) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or late, lost, stolen, unintelligible, illegible, damaged, mutilated, altered, incomplete, misdirected or postage due entries or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels, all of which will be disqualified; (b) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer online systems, computer equipment, website, server provider, network, hardware or software; (c) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any website or service; (d) unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (e) printing, typographical, electronic or human errors which may occur in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, or from viewing, playing or downloading any material from Sponsor’s website(s), regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsor or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to Sponsor’s websites by a hypertext link.
DISPUTES. Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in federal or state courts located in Knoxville, Tennessee, entrant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to said courts in the State of Tennessee for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Tennessee, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the State of Tennessee, the United States, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Tennessee.
OFFICIAL RULES. These Official Rules are available at the Sweepstakes Website, at participating Ruby Tuesday restaurants (while supplies last) or by sending a self-addressed postage-stamped envelope to "RT for a Year – Rules Request," c/o Ruby Tuesday, Inc., 333 E. Broadway, Maryville, Tennessee 37804. Vermont residents may omit return postage.
WINNERS’ LIST. To request a list of the Sweepstakes winners, send a self-addressed postage-stamped envelope to "RT for a Year – Winners’ List," c/o Ruby Tuesday, Inc., 333 E. Broadway, Maryville, Tennessee 37804. Requests must be received by April 15, 2017.
SPONSOR. The sponsor of the Sweepstakes and the address at which the Sponsor may be contacted is Ruby Tuesday, Inc., 333 E. Broadway, Maryville, Tennessee 37804.