Estates 101 Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.  

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The J. Lohr Estates 101 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law.  Employees of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, and J. Lohr Winery Corporation  (the "Sponsor"), its licensed retailers and wholesalers, US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”) and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (parent, sibling, child, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and all lineal descendants, including those by adoption.) ) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Employees, officers, agents, or owners of an alcoholic beverage distributor, wholesaler, or on-premise or off-premise retailer, and any family member of any such individual, are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize.  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

HOW TO ENTER: Instagram Entry: During the Sweepstakes Period, log in to your Instagram account, follow @jlohrwines on Instagram, locate a post by @jlohrwines that includes ‘J. Lohr Estates 101 Sweepstakes’ (the “Title”) in the photo caption (a “Promotion Post”) and regram the photo from the Promotion Post by posting the photo and the hashtag #traveljlohrsweepstakes in the photo caption to your public Instagram account, (the “Entry”). Participants must also recommend a friend that is at least 21 or older by “tagging” another Instagram account in the photo caption. By using the hashtag, participant indicates his/her agreement to these Official Rules. Entrant’s Instagram settings must be public. Entries uploaded from “private” Instagram accounts will not be eligible. Entrants must follow and continue to follow @jlohrwines through at least August 31, 2018 in order to be notified in the event he/she is a potential winner. By submitting an Entry, Entrants agree to Instagram’s Terms of Use. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram LLC. IMPORTANT: MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY TO USE OF MOBILE PHONE/DEVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN SWEEPSTAKES. INSTAGRAM IS FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND AVAILABLE FOR iPHONE FROM THE APPLE APPLICATION STORE AND FOR ANDROID FROM THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE.

Sponsor may not receive entries from Instagram users with “protected” updates or profiles that are not public (i.e. user has set the Account so that only people the user has approved can view updates). Instagram posts not received by the Sponsor will not be entered into the Sweepstakes. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address or Instagram account. Incomplete Sweepstakes Entries will not be accepted and are void.

Limits of entry:

There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person per Post per 24-hour period regardless of method of entry. Limit of twenty-four (24) Entries per Entrant.

All Sweepstakes Entries must be received between Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 AM ET and Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Any additional Entries received from any person within the same day will be void and will be disqualified. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as the twenty-four (24) hour time period commencing at 12:00:00 AM ET, and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET.

Once a Sweepstakes Entry is submitted it cannot be modified by an Entrant. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, garbled, inaccurate, invalid, misdirected, undelivered, or delayed Entries. No altered or incomplete submissions will be accepted.

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY REQUIREMENTS & CONDITIONS: All Sweepstakes Entries must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible:

  • Entrant must be a registered user of Instagram to submit an Entry and must comply with Instagram’s Terms of Use in order to enter the Sweepstakes.
  • Entries must include the hashtag #traveljlohrsweepstakes  in the photo caption.
  • Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may accept a technically incorrect caption.
  • Entries with Entry cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Sweepstakes.
  • Entry cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity.
  • Entry cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons.
  • Entry cannot promote alcohol abuse, illegal drugs or tobacco.
  • Entry cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products or companies.
  • Entry cannot contain content that defaces or depicts any person, brand, product or company in a negative or inappropriate manner.
  • Entry cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
  • Entry cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company or person, living or dead, without permission.
  • Entry cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor and Instagram wish to associate.
  • Entry cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
  • Entry cannot in any way reference persons or organizations without written permission from any person or organization whose name or likeness is used.
  • Entry may not include images of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any image which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.

By submitting an Entry, the Entrant understands and grants to the Sponsor an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to use his/her Sweepstakes Entry, name, hometown and likeness on the Sponsor’s various websites and social media sites and in advertising and/or promotional activities worldwide without compensation, permission or notification. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to alter, change or modify any Sweepstakes Entry.

By submitting a Sweepstakes Entry, Sweepstakes Entrant warrants and represents that: (a) Sweepstakes Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; and (b)  Sweepstakes Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and related entities, agents and assigns from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of your representations and warranties herein, the Sweepstakes Entry, or Sweepstakes Entrant’s conduct in creating the Sweepstakes Entry, the acceptance or use of any prize or otherwise in connection with this Sweepstakes. 

PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS: There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won. The Grand Prize includes a trip package for two (2) people, winner and one (1) guest, to Paso Robles, California. Grand Prize trip package includes:

  • Round-trip, coach-class air-transportation for winner and one (1) guest to Paso Robles, CA from a major airport within the 48 contiguous US nearest the winner’s residence as determined by Sponsor;
  • Four (4) days / three (3) nights hotel accommodations in a single room/double occupancy at a hotel of Sponsor’s choice; and
  • Round-trip car transfers to/from destination airport and hotel.
  • One (1) J. Lohr vineyard and winery tour for two (2) people.
  • One (1) welcome basket.

The ARV of Grand Prize is: $4,000.00. The ARV may vary based upon dates of travel and point of departure. The difference between the ARV and actual value, if any, of the Grand Prize will not be awarded.

Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about Thursday, August 2, 2018, from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period by the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent representative of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential prize winner will be notified by Sponsor via direct message to his/her public Instagram account (the “Initial Notification”) on or about Thursday, August 2, 2018. To begin the prize claim process, a potential winner must respond as instructed to the Initial Notification with his/her full name, date of birth, Instagram ID, and email address within 48 hours of the Initial Notification. Any potential prize winner who does not reply to the Notification with the required information and within the specified time period will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be notified. Within three (3) days of confirmation of the information received from a potential winner in response to Initial Notification, such potential winner will receive a second notification (the “Second Notification”) via email from the Sweepstakes Administrator and will be required to sign and return, within five (5) days of the Second Notification, an affidavit of eligibility, a liability waiver, a W-9 form and where allowable, a publicity release (collectively, the “Releases”). If the potential winner does not reply to the Initial Notification and the Second Notification with the required information and within the specified time period, he/she will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected in a separate random drawing.

If an Initial Notification or Second Notification is returned as undeliverable, or if the selected prize winner fails to claim the prize or if selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

Only three (3) alternate winners per available Grand Prize may be determined through this process, after which the Grand Prize will remain un-awarded. Grand Prize will be awarded within 4 – 6 weeks after winner is verified. 

PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is not assignable nor transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.

All travel related expenses, including but not limited to, ground transportation to and from home, taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, departure taxes, hotel, resort or property fees, luggage fees, food & beverage and personal expenses such as telephone/Internet charges, and gift shop purchases are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Winner and travel companion must travel on same itinerary. Winner and travel companion must have valid photo ID prior to departure. Travel is subject to availability and trip is only available from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019.

Sponsor will, in its sole discretion, determine which airport is closest to the Grand Prize winner’s home. In the event the Grand Prize winner’s residence is close enough to Monterey County, CA or Paso Robles, CA such that air transportation is deemed by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be unnecessary, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute round-trip ground transportation to/from the Grand Prize winner’s home in lieu of air transportation. The Grand Prize winner and his/her travel companion are responsible for obtaining any travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) that they may wish to obtain (at their own expense) and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance.

Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit may be required at any time for incidental charges (e.g., room service, use of telephone/IT services, laundry and all other optional extra services not provided in the Grand Prize). If Grand Prize winner elects to travel or partake in the Grand Prize with no guest, no additional compensation will be awarded. All hotel reservations are based on availability and all holidays are excluded. Accommodations are subject to availability at time of reservation. Blackout dates, advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Availability is subject to factors such as weather, seasonality and space availability. Reservations are subject to availability. If weather or other incident or conditions beyond the control of the Sponsor affects the ability for winner and his/her guest to redeem any portion of prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner and/or guest other than to supply the remaining elements of the prize package minus the unused portion of prize.  Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any prize-related services or accommodations. Sponsor is not liable for expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any transportation or other prize element except at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. If for any reason whatsoever, winner and/or guests are unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner. If Grand Prize is forfeited prior to Sponsor finalizing and paying for travel, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from among all non-winning eligible entries. Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid photo ID, passport) prior to travel. Winner’s guest must be legal U.S. resident, 21 years or older and must complete and return a Travel Companion Liability & Publicity Release prior to travel as noted above. 

In the event a winner or his/her travel companion engages in behavior that, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip early, whole or in part, and send the winner and his/her guest home with no further obligation. In the event a winner engages in behavior during travel that (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) is illegal, tortious, or subjects winner to arrest or detention, Sponsor shall have no obligation to pay any damages, fees, fines, judgments or other costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever incurred by winner as a result of such conduct. SPONSOR SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF ANY TRAVEL RELATED TO THE PRIZE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF GRAND PRIZE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF THE PRIZE.

Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Grand Prize winner will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of preparation of tax forms as required by law. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements 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.

GENERAL: Although subsequent attempts to enter on a given day may be received, only the first complete entry received from a particular entrant will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate email address, will be disqualified. 

Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, and release the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator, Instagram, and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, 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 Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize. 

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the Instagram account from which the entry is submitted. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person to whom the Instagram account is registered. Any entrant or potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to Sponsor’s satisfaction. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw a method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes). If for any reason this Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes termination.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

GOVERNING LAW AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws.

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (D) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

DISPUTES:  The parties hereto each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Released Parties shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Santa Clara County, California and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties.  In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited. The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS. In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Santa Clara County, California. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Santa Clara County, California. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing). Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.

PRIVACY: Personal information collected from entrants are subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://www.jlohr.com/policies.

OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.jlohr.com/estates101sweeps... or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 2, 2018, to: The J. Lohr Estates 101 Sweepstakes Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466. 

WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after August 2, 2018), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than August 30, 2018), to: The J. Lohr Estates 101 Sweepstakes Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

SPONSOR: J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, 1000 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126.

Void outside the US, in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law.