August 2017 Facebook Comment Sweepstakes Official Rules



Sponsor. August 2017 Facebook Comment Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by SocialToaster, Inc 1101 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore MD 21218 (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Entry Period.  The Sweepstakes begins on August 1, 2017 at 12:01 AM CT and ends on August 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM CT. (the “Entry Period”)

Eligibility. Open only to legal residents of Illinois, Indiana and Iowa who (i) are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry in the Sweepstakes; (ii) have access to the Internet; and (iii) have a Facebook account. Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives and independent contractors (and their immediate family members and members of the same households (whether related or not)) of Sponsor, Jewel Osco, The Chopping Block , (the “Promotion Entities”) and their parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, are not eligible to participate. Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions outside of the United States and where prohibited by law or restricted by such laws, including but not limited to jurisdictions with laws that would require registration and/or trust account or posting of a bond, or any other requirements that have not been satisfied.

Application of Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant warrants that he/she has read and agrees to abide and be bound by these Official Rules and that he or she is not prohibited from participating in the Sweepstakes. Entrant agrees that Sponsor retains full authority, in its sole discretion, to interpret and administer these Official Rules, and to be bound by all decisions and interpretations made in good faith by Sponsor.

How to Enter.  During the Entry Period, visit during the Sweepstakes Period, and comment on the Sweepstakes post on that page with your choice of entrees to be cooked at a Chopping Block cooking class. All entries must be received within the Sweepstakes Period. The computer clock of Sponsor’s Facebook administrators is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per Facebook account during the Sweepstakes Period.

All comments posted to enter the Sweepstakes must be in keeping with the Sponsor’s positive image and may not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, nor can it defame or invade publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or entity, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s or entity’s personal, intellectual property or property rights or any other third party rights. Comments must be suitable for online publication accessible to the general public. Sponsor reserves the right to eliminate any entries that it determines, in its sole discretion, contain inappropriate content or content that may be deem obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or unlawful, including, without limitation, obscenities, threats, violence, unsafe behavior or situations, or disparagement of any product, service or person.


If there is a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Facebook Account Holder associated with the entry regardless of the individual that submitted the entry. “Authorized Facebook Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the Facebook account is assigned by Facebook. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.

Neither Sponsor nor its advertising and promotion agencies are responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected entries, or for any problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic, including, but not limited to, computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability or garbled or jumbled transmissions, or service provider/Internet accessibility or availability, traffic congestion, or unauthorized human intervention. Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes in the event of any such problem. Entries not in compliance with these Official Rules are disqualified. Sponsor shall have the absolute right to determine if an entry is in compliance with these Official Rules without notice to the person attempting to enter.


Use of Entrant Information. As permitted by law and in accordance with these Official Rules, each Sweepstakes entrant agrees that Sponsor may use the information that entrant provides in connection with the Sweepstakes for the purposes and within the context of the Sweepstakes and for Sponsor’s internal purposes. In the event of a conflict between these Official Rules and, to the extent it may apply, these Official Rules will control.



There are ten (10) prizes available during the promotion period. The winners will receive one (1) Jewel Osco/Chopping Block prize pack, including the following:

Four (4) tickets to a Chopping Block cooking class.  Date of class to be determined at Sponsor’s sole discretion. 

One (1) $240.00 gift card to be used to provide transportation for the winner and their guest to and from the cooking class.

Four (4) $50.00 Jewel Osco gift cards.  One for the winner and one for each of their guests. 

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize is $840.00.  Total ARV of all prizes is $8,400.00

Specifics relating to the prize not specified herein are at sole discretion of Sponsor. The winner is solely responsible for any costs and expenses due in connection with the prize not specified herein. The prize may not be transferred or assigned, except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. No cash value or substitution of the prize will be permitted or provided, except that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may provide a prize of comparable or greater value. The winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes due in connection with the prize. Receipt of any prize is conditioned upon compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations and these Official Rules.


Selection of Winner and Notification. A potential winner will be selected at random by Sponsor, whose decision will be final and binding, from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period within forty- eight business hours after the Sweepstakes Period ends. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received in the Sweepstakes Period. In the event a winning entry is discovered to be invalid for any reason whatsoever or the person who submitted the winning entry either fails to comply with these Official Rules prior to delivery of the prize or refuses the prize or any portion thereof, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner selected at random from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsor’s discretion. An alternate winner will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries until the prize has been awarded.

Sponsor will contact the potential winner via Facebook message, post and/or tagging within forty-eight hours after the random drawing to obtain additional information reasonably necessary to verify eligibility. The potential winner will be required to direct message (DM) Sponsor with his/her contact details and provide the additional information requested by Sponsor to verify eligibility. By direct messaging Sponsor, Sweepstakes entrant warrants and represents to Sponsor that the information contained in such direct message is true and correct in all material respects and that Sponsor may rely on such information in its efforts to comply with applicable laws and regulations. It is acknowledged and understood that such information is being provided to Sponsor and not to Facebook. The potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Sponsor reserves the right to require the potential winner to show proof of identity prior to receiving any prize.

Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements for the Sweepstakes, including without limitation the execution of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited by law) and completion of such other documents as Sponsor may reasonably require in order to claim his/her prize, if applicable, such individual will be declared the “winner” of the Sweepstakes.

Sponsor shall not be responsible for (i) the failure of a potential winner to receive Sponsor’s notification for any reason, or for the inability of such potential winner to respond to Sponsor’s notification for any reason; (ii) failed, returned or misdirected notifications due to inaccurate information provided by an entrant; (iii) submissions and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received, in whole or in part, by Sponsor.


Affidavit of Eligibility and Release/Delivery of Prize. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within two (2) business days from the date the request is made, an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited by law) and to complete such other documents as Sponsor may reasonably require in order to claim his/her prize, if applicable. If these documents are returned as undeliverable or if a potential prize winner fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (if applicable), and to complete such other documents as Sponsor may reasonably require within the required time period, or if a potential prize winner does not meet the eligibility or other requirements of the Sweepstakes, the Prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential prize winner will be selected at random from among all remaining eligible entries. The prize will be fulfilled within sixty (60) days of Sponsor’s receipt of the documents required by Sponsor to be completed and signed by the potential prize winner. Sponsor shall not be responsible for delivery of any documents and/or the prize or prize-related materials and information provided that Sponsor addresses the documents to the address provided by the potential winner. Sponsor is not responsible for prize information or documents that are lost or misdelivered by the email, postal service or carrier.

Release of Liability. Each Sweepstakes entrant agrees that Facebook, the Promotion Entities, and Sponsor’s parent, subsidiaries or affiliated companies, their successors or assigns, and any and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, licensees and advertising and promotion agencies, shall not be liable for any personal injury, death, loss or damage of any kind or any other causes of action or claims related to entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes, or acceptance or use of the prize awarded, and/or based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Each entrant agrees to release and discharge Facebook, Sponsor and Sponsor’s parent, subsidiaries or affiliated companies, their successors or assigns, and any and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, licensees and advertising and promotion agencies, from any liability arising from or related to the Sweepstakes, personal injury, death, property damage, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.


Indemnification. Each Sweepstakes entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Promotion Entities, Sponsor and their parent, subsidiaries or affiliated companies, their successors or assigns, and any and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives, licensees and advertising and promotion agencies, from and against any loss, damage or expense (including court costs and attorneys’ fees) that they may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity and/or acceptance and/or use of the prize or any portion thereof.


Announcement of Winner. Sponsor will post the first name and last name initial and home town of the winner at, and Sponsor may post the first name and last name initial and home town of the winner on Sponsor’s website or on other Promotion Entity websites or social channels following the completion of the Sweepstakes.


Use of Winner’s Name and Likeness. By submitting an entry, you acknowledge and agree that, if you are selected as a winner, Sponsor may post your first name and last name initial and state at A winner who accepts the prize will be deemed thereby to have granted to Sponsor the right, at any time and from time to time, to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide and in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to, the Internet and world wide web, the winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information as news or information and for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration, or right of review or notification, except where prohibited by law, and to have agreed to provide documentation in writing to confirm the foregoing promptly upon request by Sponsor.


Unlawful Conduct and Disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Sweepstakes entrant who Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, has (i) tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or of any website owned, operated or controlled by Sponsor or its parent, subsidiaries or affiliated companies; (ii) was ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes; (iii) submitted more than the allowed number of entries; or (iv) otherwise acted in an unlawful manner and/or in violation of these Official Rules. Robotic, automated, programmed, or computer generated entries or mechanical reproductions are prohibited, and any use of such devices or entry methods will cause disqualification. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operations of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law and to disqualify such entrant from the Sweepstakes.


Suspension/Amendments. Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes without advance notice as required by law and/or in the event Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that any computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, spamming, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or other errors or problem beyond Sponsor’s control could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, and thereafter to re-commence such Sweepstakes, if at all, only at such time(s) and upon such terms and conditions as Sponsor shall deem reasonable under the circumstances.


Severability. If any one or more provisions of these Official Rules are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the validity, effect or enforcement of any other provision or provisions of these Official Rules.


Force Majeure. The failure of the Sponsor to comply with any provision of this Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, terrorism, fire, riot, earthquake, actions of governmental authorities outside the control of the Sponsor or other force majeure event shall not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.


Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Venue; Limitation of Damages. These Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with Maryland law without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Each entrant agrees that the state and federal courts located in Maryland shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising from or relating to these Official Rules, this Sweepstakes or entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes, and entrant’s consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue thereof. All disputes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of- pocket costs incurred, but in no event include attorneys’ fees, and under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, exemplary, incidental, indirect, special, consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses and waives all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.


Winner’s Name. To obtain the name of the official winner (after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self–addressed envelope with the proper postage affixed postmarked to: SocialToaster, Inc. 1101 E. 33rd Street, Ste B304, Baltimore MD 21218., Attn: August 2017 Facebook Comment Sweepstakes. Please specify “Winner’s Name” or “Official Rules” in your request.