“2016 Lexus Sous-Chef” Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES (“Official Rules”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID OUTSIDE THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, INDIANA AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THIS SWEEPSTAKES (DEFINED BELOW) IS INTENDED FOR ENTRY IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS AND INDIANA ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE OR DO NOT RESIDE IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS OR INDIANA AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.
DATES OF SWEEPSTAKES: The “2016 Lexus Sous-Chef” sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 19, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on September 26, 2016 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Entries submitted outside of the Sweepstakes Period will not be accepted or be eligible to win.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to persons who: (a) are legal residents of the state of Illinois or Indiana who reside within a fifty (50) mile radius of Little Goat Diner (the “Venue”, located at 820 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607); and (b) are at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of entry (the “Entrant”). Officers, directors, managers and employees of the Chicago Area and Northwest Indiana Lexus Dealers Association (the “Sponsor”), a division of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., Illinois Restaurant Association, Chicago Gourmet LLC, Signature Marketing, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and related companies, dealers, dealership associations, advertising and promotion agencies, consultants and agents, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such person, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Independent Administrator”), are not eligible to participate. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Sweepstakes is void outside the state of Illinois, Indiana and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law. Entry in the Sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. Entrants who have previously won a prize in any Sponsor or Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc related sweepstakes and/or contest in the twelve (12) months prior to the start of the Sweepstakes Period are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Eligibility will be determined by Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator in its/their sole discretion. The Sponsor’s clock will be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER: Visit www.chicagogourmet.org/lexus (the “Website”) during the Sweepstakes Period. Then, complete the official online entry form (the “Entry Form”) in its entirety including your first name, last name, age range, zip code and email. Upon clicking the “Submit” button, Entrant will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. The submission of false, misleading or profane information will be grounds for disqualification. Determination of information to be profane, false, or misleading is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that Sponsor or Independent Administrator find to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in a disruptive manner.
There is a limit of one (1) entry per Entrant during the Sweepstakes Period. Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different identities, and/or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entry and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address corresponding to the Entry Form (
“Authorized Account Holder”). The Authorized Account Holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an Internet access provider, Internet service provider or other organization (e.g. business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses. If the Sponsor cannot determine the identity of the person based upon the information submitted via the Entry Form, the respective Entrant will be disqualified. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, or damaged entries. By entering, each Entrant: (a) represents that he/she is at least twenty-one (21) years of age and otherwise eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes; and (b) fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and legally binding in all respects. Any person who tampers with the entry process in any way will be disqualified.
WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION: On or about September 28, 2016, one (1) potential grand prize winner (the “Potential Grand Prize Winner”) will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of being selected as the Potential Grand Prize Winner are based upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing and determination of the Potential Grand Prize Winner will be conducted by the Independent Administrator whose decisions are based upon their sole discretion and these Official Rules, and are final and binding in all respects.
The Potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by the Independent Administrator via email following the random drawing. If the Potential Grand Prize Winner cannot be contacted or does not respond to the email, if he/she is otherwise ineligible as determined by the Sponsor or the Independent Administrator in their sole discretion, or if he/she refuses to accept the Grand Prize, then such Potential Grand Prize Winner’s chance to win the Grand Prize will be forfeited and an alternate Potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected from among the remaining non-winning eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, and such alternate Potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified as outlined above until one (1) Official Grand Prize Winner is determined in accordance with these Official Rules, time permitting.
To become the Official Grand Prize Winner, the Potential Grand Prize Winner must comply with these Official Rules, and upon notification from the Independent Administrator, must complete and return the Required Documents (as defined in the “PRIZE CLAIMS” section of these Official Rules) in order to claim the Grand Prize.
PRIZE CLAIMS: Except where prohibited, the Potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (the “Release”) and an IRS Form W-9 (“W-9 Form”) and any other documents required by Sponsor (collectively, the “Required Documents”) within three (3) days from receipt of notification from the Independent Administrator by email. If the Potential Grand Prize Winner fails to return the Required Documents within the time period required, or if the email is returned as undeliverable, such Potential Grand Prize Winner forfeits his/her right to the Grand Prize and another Potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected from among all remaining non-winning eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, time permitting, even if the disqualified Potential Grand Prize Winner’s name may have been publicly announced. Potential Grand Prize Winner must report income to the IRS. In the event it is deemed during the verification process that a Potential Grand Prize Winner does not have a unique, personal and valid social security number for Sponsor to report the tax liability associated with acceptance of the Grand Prize, such Potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and another Potential Grand Prize Winner selected as outlined above. Valid social security numbers will be determined by IRS requirements. If it is determined by the Independent Administrator, in its sole discretion, that the Potential Grand Prize Winner is not eligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, the Potential Grand Prize Winner forfeits his/her right to the Grand Prize and an alternate will be selected as outlined above, time permitting, even if the disqualified Potential Grand Prize Winner’s name may have been publicly announced. In the event that a Potential Grand Prize Winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor/Independent Administrator shall have no liability or obligation to such individual.
GRAND PRIZE: There will be one (1) Grand Prize awarded to the Official Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize consists of a private cooking class for Grand Prize Winner and five (5) guests with Chef Stephanie Izard at the Little Goat Diner. The exact date of the private cooking class will be determined by the Sponsor and Potential Grand Prize Winner must be available on the date or the Grand Prize will be forfeited. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $3,500. Official Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and all other expenses not specifically mentioned herein, including transportation, accommodations, beverages, incidental expenses and gratuities.
No substitution or cash redemption of Grand Prize is permitted. Grand Prize is not transferable and may not be resold. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the Grand Prize becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor. No more than one (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. ARV is as of date of printing of these Official Rules. The difference in value of the Grand Prize as stated herein and value at time of notification, if any, will not be awarded.
Official Grand Prize Winner hereby grants to Sponsor and Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., and those acting under their authority, the irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid up right and license to use his/her name, image, likeness (photograph and/or video), biographical information, and voice in advertising/publicity/trade without territorial or time limitations and without compensation, notice or approval; and, Official Grand Prize Winner disclaims any ownership or approval rights of such advertising/publicity/trade material. Sponsor and Independent Administrator are not responsible for any change of information of Entrants.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and conduct the Sweepstakes in a manner which in its sole discretion is fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted at the Website. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Grand Prize at random from among the eligible non-suspect entries received up to the time of the 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. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or reject any incomplete, inaccurate or false entry. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES 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 THESE PROVISIONS.
RELEASE/INDEMNITY: By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants hereby release and hold harmless Sponsor, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Illinois Restaurant Association, Chicago Gourmet LLC, Signature Marketing and each of their respective officers, directors, managers, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, members, shareholders, insurers, servants, divisions, predecessors, successors, representatives, dealers, dealer associations, distributors, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, including the Independent Administrator, consultants and legal advisors (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, redemption or use of the Grand Prize, including, but not limited to any travel thereto.
Each Entrant shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, damages, actions, liability, loss, injury or expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in connection with: (a) participation in the Sweepstakes; (b) a breach or allegation which if true would constitute a breach of any of the representations, warranties or obligations herein; and (c) acceptance, possession, grant, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage arising therefrom.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (b) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (c) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes; (d) any printing or typographical errors or other incorrect or inaccurate entry information in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (e) stolen, lost, late, misdirected, corrupted, incomplete, or indecipherable entries or the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, wireless device carrier networks or Internet Service (as applicable); or (f) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, mobile device, cable, network, hardware, software (including Entrant’s particular wireless device carrier network, if applicable), or the Website. All federal, state and local regulations apply.
DISPUTES: Entrant agrees that; (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Sweepstakes (including without limitation, any alleged violation of these Official Rules, any controversy relating to the arbitrability of any dispute, or any claim that these Official Rules (or any part thereof) are invalid, illegal, or otherwise voidable (or void) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration to be held solely in Rochester, New York under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association and pursuant to its Commercial Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures; (b) any and all claims, judgments, liabilities, and/or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with Entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes or otherwise accessing this Sweepstakes, and in no event will Entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (c) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives, all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental, and/or consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Judgment upon the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. This arbitration provision shall be deemed to be self-executing, and in the event that either party fails to appear at any properly noticed arbitration proceeding, an award may be entered against such party notwithstanding said failure to appear. In no event shall entrant seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive, or other equitable relief or to enjoin or restrain the operation of this Sweepstakes, exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of this Sweepstakes or any content or other material used or displayed on this Sweepstakes. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.
WINNER’S LIST: For the name of the Grand Prize Winner, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope by October 28, 2016 to “2016 Lexus Sous-Chef Sweeps”, PO Box 10505, Rochester, NY 14610.
OFFICIAL RULES: A copy of these Official Rules may be obtained at the Website during the Sweepstakes Period.
SPONSOR: Chicago Area and Northwest Indiana Lexus Dealers Association, 1 Tower Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.
This Sweepstakes shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.