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VITAL PROTEINS / COSTCO SWEEPSTAKES - Terms & Conditions

VITAL PROTEINS GOLDEN SCOOP SWEEPSTAKES

Welcome to the webpage dedicated to explaining the official rules for the Vital Proteins Golden Scoop Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes Site”).

Official Rules

This sweepstakes promotion (the “Sweepstakes”) shall be subject to these official rules (the “Official Rules”), and by entering, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein. Certain restrictions may apply.

Vital Proteins Is The Sponsor

The Sweepstakes sponsor is Vital Proteins LLC, 3400 Wolf Road, Suite 200, Franklin Park, Illinois 60131 (the “Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Costco. Costco is not associated with the Sweepstakes in any way. By entering the Sweepstakes, you acknowledge that Costco bears no responsibility for the Sweepstakes, and you release Costco from any liability whatsoever in connection with the Sweepstakes. To the extent that you provide any information in connection with the Sweepstakes, you understand that you are providing information to the Sponsor and not to Costco. If you have any questions, comments, or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes, you must direct them to the Sponsor, not Costco.

No Purchase Necessary

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win the Sweepstakes. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

Entry Period

The Sweepstakes starts at 12:00 am CST on May 15, 2021 and ends at 11:59 pm CST on September 30, 2021 (the “Entry Period.”). To Enter NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. There are two ways to enter:

Entry method 1: Purchase from Costco a canister of chocolate-flavored Vital Proteins® Collagen Peptides bearing a sticker advertising the Sweepstakes (each such stickered canister is hereinafter referred to as a “Campaign Canister”). Campaign Canisters are only available for sale at Costco locations, and only Campaign Canisters are part of the Sweepstakes. Note that there are a limited number of Campaign Canisters—161,400. Thus, Campaign Canisters may or may not be available at a particular Costco location during the Entry Period.

Entry method 2: On a postcard or other card that is no smaller than 3½ x 5 inches and no larger than 4¼ x 6 inches, legibly handwrite: (1) your complete name, (2) your mailing address, (3) your phone number, and (4) your date of birth, and mail it with proper postage to Vital Proteins Golden Scoop Sweepstakes, Attn: Retail Marketing, 939 W Fulton Market Chicago, IL 60607. All write-in entries must be postmarked by September 30, 2021 and received by October 7, 2021. There is a limit of one (1) write-in entry per person. Each envelope/postcard is considered one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Absent a documented reason, such as a disability, entries submitted or completed by anyone other than the entrant are void. No mechanical reproductions will be accepted. Write-in entries must be handwritten and contain all information identified above; otherwise, they are void and will not be eligible to win. With respect to write-in entries, only you may enter on your behalf (and only on your behalf). Entries made for you by any other person or entity, or by any other method, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services will be declared invalid and disqualified from the Sweepstakes. The use of any device to automate the entry process is prohibited. If you are found to have submitted any unauthorized entry, all of your entries, including entries that would have otherwise been authorized, will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes.

There is no prohibition on combining entry methods. Persons who enter by purchasing a Campaign Canister may also submit a write-in entry and vice versa.

Eligibility

Residents of Florida, New York, and Rhode Island are not eligible to win. To otherwise be eligible, you must: (1) comply with the Official Rules, (2) be at least 18 years of age, and (3) be a legal U.S. resident within one of the 47 other United States or District of Columbia at the time of your entry (prizes will be mailed only to addresses within these eligible U.S. jurisdictions). However, the Sweepstakes is void in any jurisdiction where it is prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local rules and regulations apply. Sponsor’s and Costco’s officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, and any of their immediate family and/or household members are not eligible to win. Prize(s) 19 winners will be awarded a 1-year supply (12 canisters) of Vital Proteins® Collagen Peptides (retail value $360). All prizes are awarded "as is" with no guarantee, either express or implied. If by reason of a printing, typographical, or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a computer generated random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question. Subject to the below-described procedure for ensuring that the odds of write-in entrants remain at least as good as the odds of purchasers, no more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. Prizes will be shipped to the winner at the expense of the Sponsor.

Winner Selection/Claiming Your Prize/Odds of Winning

18 of the 161,400 Campaign Canisters contain a golden-colored scoop. Each golden scoop is marked with a unique code. Each eligible person who presents one of these uniquely marked scoops to Sponsor within the Entry Period will be deemed a winner. The odds of purchasing a Campaign Canister with a golden scoop are approximately 1 in 9,000. To claim your prize, you must contact the Sponsor by email at Retailgiveaway@vitalproteins.com with “Golden Scoop Sweepstakes Winner” in the subject line. Your email must contain the following information: (1) your complete name, (2) your mailing address, (3) your phone number, (4) your date of birth, (5) the Costco location at which you purchased the winning Campaign Canister, (6) the unique code contained on your golden scoop, and (7) if you have one, an alternative email address. At least 1 additional winner will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible write-in entries. This winner will be selected by a computer generated random drawing within approximately 7 days of the Entry Period ending. The odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible write-in entries received. If the pool of eligible write-in entries exceeds 9,000, a second winner will be selected to ensure that the odds of winning by write-in entry are at least as good as they are by a purchase entry. The write-in entry winner(s) will be notified within approximately 7 days of the date of the drawing. Winners may be required to execute and return a required notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/ Release of Liability within 30 days of notification. Winners have 2 months from the time the Sponsor first contacts them regarding their win to claim the prize package. Failure to respond to notifications, timely return all required forms, or comply with any other provisions may result in the winner being disqualified and an alternate winner selected. If a prize notification or a prize is returned as undeliverable for any reason, the applicable prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. Alternate winners will be selected in the same manner as the originally selected write-in winner—a computer generated random drawing. Prizes are not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. All decisions are final. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities are the responsibility of the winner.

General

You release and waive any claims you may have against Sponsor, Costco Wholesale Corporation, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, contractors, agents, and assigns (collectively the "Releasees") for any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, resulting from acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize or parts thereof, or participating in the Sweepstakes. If for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes, or any portion thereof.

If for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if the Sweepstakes or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Sweepstakes and processing of entries in accordance with these Official Rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor's sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any person implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the event the Sweepstakes is canceled, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a random drawing to award all remaining prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect write-in entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancelation. If such cancelation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted on the Sweepstakes Site. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and/or 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.

The Releasees are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; mail delivery delays or failures; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software; inability to access the Sweepstakes Site; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to any other reason whatsoever; printing or other errors; any entries which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible, or any combination thereof.

All write-in entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. You hereby irrevocably grant the Releasees the right to display, publicly perform, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, reproduce, record, photograph, digitize, modify, alter, edit, adapt, create derivative works, exploit, sell, rent, license, otherwise use, and permit others to use anything you submit in connection with your entry and participation in the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to your name, image, likeness, appearance, social media names and handles and profiles, and other personal characteristics, and all materials created by or on behalf of Releasees that incorporate any of the foregoing ("Materials") in perpetuity throughout the universe in any medium or format whatsoever now existing or hereafter created, including without limitation electronic, magnetic, and optical media, motion pictures, television broadcast, cablecast, and satellite, home video and video on demand, display, point-of-sale, and other advertising and promotional materials, press releases, the internet and other digital transmission or delivery methods, mobile applications, on any platform and for any purpose, including but not limited to advertising, public relations, publicity, packaging, and promotion of Sponsor and its businesses, products, and services, without further consent from or royalty, payment, or compensation to you. Sponsor shall be the exclusive owner of all rights, including copyright, in the Materials. You hereby irrevocably transfer, assign, and otherwise convey to Sponsor your entire right, title, and interest, if any, in and to the Materials and all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the Materials arising in any jurisdiction throughout the universe in perpetuity, including all registration, renewal, and reversion rights, and the right to sue to enforce such copyrights against infringers. You acknowledge and agree that you have no right to review or approve the Materials before they are used by Releasees, and that Releasees have no liability to you for any editing or alteration of the Materials or for any distortion or other effects resulting from Releasees’ editing, alteration, or use of the Materials, or Releasees’ presentation of you. Any credit or other acknowledgment of you, if any, shall be determined by Releasees in their sole discretion. Releasees have no obligation to create or use the Materials or to exercise any rights given by this waiver.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby irrevocably waive all legal and equitable rights relating to all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, suits, damages, and expenses, including but not limited to claims for copyright or trademark infringement, infringement of moral rights, libel, defamation, invasion of any rights of privacy (including without limitation intrusion, false light, public disclosure of private facts, and misappropriation of name or likeness), violation of rights of publicity, physical or emotional injury or distress, or any similar claim or cause of action in tort, contract, or any other legal theory, now known or hereafter known in any jurisdiction throughout the world (collectively, “Claims”) arising directly or indirectly from Releasees exercise of their rights under this waiver or the production, exhibition, exploitation, advertising, promotion, or other use of the Materials, and whether resulting in whole or in part by the negligence of Releasees or any other person, covenant not to make or bring any such claim against Releasees, and forever release and discharge Releasees from liability under such claims. You agree that to the fullest extent permitted by law, this waiver cannot be terminated, rescinded, or modified, in whole or in part under any circumstances. False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible.

ARBITRATION: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, AS A CONDITION OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS PROMOTION, OR ANY PRIZES AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND EXCLUSIVELY BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION UNDER THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION AND HELD AT THE AAA REGIONAL OFFICE NEAREST THE ENTRANT; (2) THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT SHALL GOVERN THE INTERPRETATION, ENFORCEMENT AND ALL PROCEEDINGS AT SUCH ARBITRATION; AND (3) JUDGMENT UPON SUCH ARBITRATION AWARD MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES, OTHER THAN ENTRANT’S ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES (I.E., COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION), AND ENTRANT FURTHER WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED.

By entering the Sweepstakes, and only to the extent that a duly authorized court determines that arbitration is unavailable (which should not be the case), you hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the United States and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum.

By entering the Sweepstakes you authorize Sponsor to contact you using any contact information you provided for promotional purposes and also regarding the Sweepstakes. Any information collected from you will be used only in a manner consistent with these Official Rules and the Vital Proteins Privacy Policy available at https://www.vitalproteins.com/pages/privacy-policy. By entering the Sweepstakes, you affirm that you have read and accepted these Official Rules. The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States.

Winners List

For an official list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope to: Vital Proteins Golden Scoop Sweepstakes, c/o Retail Marketing 939 W Fulton Market, Chicago, Illinois 60607. Vermont residents may omit return postage.