Stella Artois® Wine & Food Getaway in San Diego Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES (“Official Rules”)



  1. SPONSOR: Anheuser-Busch, LLC, One Busch Place, St. Louis, MO 63118 (“Sponsor”).
  2. ADMINISTRATOR: Ventura Associates International LLC, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 650, New York, NY 10165 (“Administrator”), an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding with respect to the sweepstakes.
  3. ELIGIBILITY: The “Stella Artois Wine & Food Getaway in San Diego Sweepstakes” (referred herein as “Sweepstakes”) is open only to residents of California, Colorado, Washington, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington who are at least twenty-one (21) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, agencies, wholesale distributors, retail licensees, and promotional and other vendor agencies involved in the Sweepstakes, and the immediate relatives (defined as parent, child, spouse, siblings and the spouses of each) and those residing in the households of all such principals and employees, are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Entry into this Sweepstakes constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules.
  4. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on September 1, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on October 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET (“Sweepstakes Entry Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.
  5. ENTRY: You may enter this Sweepstakes in one (1) of two (2) ways described below.

    (a) SMS TEXT ENTRY: Send a text message from your SMS-enabled cell phone to the shortcode text 55155 with the keyword “HOSTING” (“SMS Entry”). Message and data charges may apply to each text message sent and received. SMS Entrants will receive three (3) text messages in response to your SMS Entry from an automated system. All SMS entrants must have a text messaging two-way capable phone and SMS service in order to enter the Sweepstakes using the text messaging method. Text messaging may not be available in all areas or through all wireless carriers. Text STOP to 55155 to opt out and to discontinue further participation in the Sweepstakes. Text HELP to 55155 for information. By entering via SMS Entry you grant and consent to Administrator or Sponsor to call your cell phone should you be selected a potential winner.

    (b) MAIL-IN ENTRY: To enter without text-messaging, hand print your name, address, daytime phone numbers, email address and date of birth on a 3" x 5" piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to “Stella Artois Wine & Food Getaway in San Diego” c/o P.O. Box 9306, Medford, NY 11763. You will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit: One (1) entry per envelope. All mail-in entries must be handwritten and must be postmarked by October 31, 2017 and received by November 3, 2017. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of mailing will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified.

    Entry” shall mean and refer to each SMS Entry and Mail-in Entry. Limit: One (1) entry per person per day regardless of method of entry. A “day” is defined as a twenty-four (24) hour time period beginning at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) ET and ending at the following 11:59 p.m. (midnight) ET.

    In event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the cell phone is registered or the name on the mail-in Entry is written. Neither the Sponsor, Administrator, nor any of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives (individually and collectively, “Releasees”) are responsible for Entries that are altered, deleted, destroyed, fraudulent, improperly accessed, inaccurate, incomplete, stolen or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules; or cell phone text messaging availability/accessibility, text message malfunctions, technical errors or difficulties, garbled or jumbled transmissions; whether due to electronic, human, mechanical, printing, production or technical errors or other causes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the Releasees. Each of such potential Entries will be disqualified.

  6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”): ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE (“Grand Prize”): The Grand Prize winner (“Grand Prize Winner”) will receive a trip for two (2) to San Diego, CA. Trip package consists of: a) round trip coach-class air transportation for Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest from a major commercial airport nearest to Grand Prize Winner’s primary residence with regularly scheduled commercial flights to San Diego, CA (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); b) two (2) consecutive nights' accommodations at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, double occupancy); c) ground transfers between airport and hotel; d) two (2) tickets to the Stella Artois Wine & Food Getaway in San Diego (“Event”), and e) one (1) $500.00 pre-paid debit card. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to Grand Prize Winner’s proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event that the Event is canceled, postponed or not available after Grand Prize arrangements are made, all remaining portions of the Grand Prize will be awarded without the Event and no additional compensation will be provided. Grand Prize Winner must complete the trip on Sponsor selected dates estimated to be from November 18, 2017 through November 20, 2017 or the Grand Prize will be forfeited. Any portion of the Grand Prize not accepted by Grand Prize Winner will be forfeited. Grand Prize Winner and guest must travel on same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining proper documentation (e.g., valid photo ID, travel documents, etc.) prior to travel. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability and blackout dates apply. Travel arrangements will be made by Sponsor’s agency. Grand Prize may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. The Sponsor is not responsible for any flight delay and no refund or compensation will be made in the event of the flight cancellation or delay. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in these Official Rules, including but not limited to, meals, incidentals, gratuities, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Pre-paid debit card is subject to the terms and conditions as stated on the pre-paid debit card. Grand Prize Winner’s guest must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older at time of travel. Grand Prize Winner’s guest must execute liability/publicity releases prior to travel arrangement. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Upon finalizing all travel arrangements for Grand Prize Winner and guest, the Sponsor will be deemed to have awarded the Grand Prize to the Grand Prize Winner who assumes full responsibility for his/her Grand Prize. Actual value of Grand Prize depends on location of Grand Prize Winner, airfare and accommodation at time of booking. If actual value turns out to be less than the stated ARV, then the difference will not be awarded. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize is up to $3,100.
  7. THREE (3) FIRST PRIZES (“First Prizes”): Each First Prize winner (“First Prize Winner”) will receive one (1) Tumi bag (ARV: $395 each). TEN (10) SECOND PRIZES (“Second Prizes”): Each Second Prize winner (“Second Prize Winner”) will receive one (1) Stella Artois Bistro Set (ARV: $104 each). TEN (10) THIRD PRIZES (“Third Prizes”): Each Third Prize winner (“Third Prize Winner”) will receive one (1) Stella Artois Marmot ¼ zip jacket in S,M & L (ARV: $74 each). ONE HUNDRED (100) FOURTH PRIZES (“Fourth Prizes”): Each Fourth Prize winner (“Fourth Prize Winner”) will receive one (1) Stella Artois chalice (ARV: $3 each).

    Prize” shall mean and refer to each Grand Prize, First Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize and Fourth Prize. “Winner” shall mean and refer to each Grand Prize Winner, First Prize Winner, Second Prize Winner, Third Prize Winner and Fourth Prize Winner.

    Total ARV of all prizes: up to $6,365. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Limit: one (1) prize per person. 

    All prizes are non-transferable and no cash substitutions allowed. Selection of prize item, size, color and model will be at Sponsor’s sole discretion. No prize substitution permitted, however, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with another of comparable value, at its sole discretion. Potential winner is not a recipient of prize until he/she has been verified as a winner by the Administrator. The ARV of all prizes are subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value will not be awarded.

  8. WINNER SELECTION AND VERIFICATION: On or about November 6, 2017, in a random drawing conducted by the Administrator, the potential Winners will be selected from all eligible Entries received. The decisions of the Administrator shall be final and binding. Entrants who opt out via text message will not be included in the drawing. The potential Winners will be notified by email, text message or phone within two (2) business days of the drawing. Any potential Winner who entered via text-messaging will be notified by phone and/or text message at the number of the cell phone used to enter the Sweepstakes. The potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release (“Affidavit”) to Administrator within three (3) business days of notification date or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her Prize. Grand Prize Winner will be required to furnish his/her Social Security number to the Administrator and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Winner for the value of the Prize. At the sole discretion of the Administrator or Sponsor, Prize forfeiture and the selection of an alternate Winner may result from any of the following: i) an Affidavit or a Prize notification is returned as undeliverable; ii) the Affidavit is not returned within the date specified on notification; iii) a Winner is otherwise found to be ineligible; iv) Winner cannot or will not accept or receive the Prize for any reason; v) Prize returned undeliverable; and vi) any other non-compliance with these Official Rules. There will be three (3) alternate drawings after which the Grand Prize will remain unawarded. Unclaimed First through Fourth prizes will not be awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 10 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.
  9. PRIVACY POLICY: Information provided by you for this Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor's privacy policy located at:
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CONDITIONS & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering this Sweepstakes and/or accepting any Prize you may win, you agree that: [1] you have all rights, permissions and consents necessary to grant the rights to Sponsor/Administrator as expressed herein; [2] you will abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and the Administrator’s decisions and Privacy Policy; [3] the Entry becomes solely the Sponsor’s property and will not be returned; [4] you release, indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liability for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation, death and bodily injury, resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of any prize; participation in the Sweepstakes or any travel related activities; [5] the Prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose); the Releasees do not make any representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, relating to the Sweepstakes or prizes; [6] a Winner’s acceptance of a Prize constitutes the grant to Sponsor and assigns of an unconditional and irrevocable right to use Winner's name, address (city and state only), voice, likeness, photograph, biographical and prize information and/or statements about the Sweepstakes for any publicity, advertising and promotional purposes, worldwide, in perpetuity, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law; [7] in the event viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, Acts of God, acts or regulations of any governmental or supra-national authority, war, national emergency, accident, fire, riot, strikes, lock-outs, industrial disputes, acts of terrorism or other matters beyond the Sponsor’s or Administrator’s reasonable control, corrupt, prevent or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes, so that it cannot be conducted as originally planned; and in such event, to select winners by such method as Administrator in its sole discretion shall consider equitable and in the event the Trip has already commenced, to terminate the Trip and return the Grand Prize Winner to any airport of origin as soon as reasonably possible; [8] the Releasees are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to: errors in the advertising, Official Rules, selection and announcement of the Winners and distribution of the Prizes; [9] any portion of any Prize not accepted or used by a Winner will be forfeited; [10] the Releasees are not responsible for any inability of a Winner to accept or use the Prize (or any portion thereof) for any reason; [11] the Administrator has the right, at any time and at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it suspects to be doing any of the following: (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; (b) violating the Official Rules; (c) violating the terms of service, privacy policy or other terms, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any Sweepstakes property or service; (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person or (e) for any other good cause as determined solely by the Administrator; [12] Administrator has the right to lock out an entrant whose eligibility is in question or who has been disqualified or is otherwise ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes; [13] since any attempt by any individual to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes or is a violation of these Official Rules as well as criminal and civil laws, and should Administrator believe or become aware that such an attempt has been, is being, or will be made, it has the right to seek remedies and damages from any responsible individuals to the fullest extent permitted by law, including without limitation criminal prosecution; [14] all disputes, claims and causes of action at law or in equity (individually, “Claim”) arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, the meaning or interpretation of the Official Rules or any prize awarded shall be resolved by applying the laws of Missouri, without regard to conflict of laws provisions therein, and shall be solely and exclusively brought in the state or federal courts within that state; [15] all Claims shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; [16] 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, incidental, 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; [17] Administrator has the right to modify prize award procedures at its sole discretion; [18] Winner’s acceptance of the Grand Prize constitutes the grant of an unconditional and irrevocable right to Sponsor and assigns to photograph, film, or otherwise capture the fulfillment of the prize (“Fulfillment Filming”), and Sponsor shall have the unconditional right to reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, stream, synchronize with visual material, modify, amend, create derivative works, and otherwise use and permit others to use these photographs and footage throughout the universe in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in all languages and in all versions, in perpetuity, without compensation, except where prohibited by law; [19] Sponsor’s use of the Fulfillment Filming as described herein will not give rise to any claims of infringement, invasion of privacy, right to publicity, defamation or claims for performance or payment of any kind, including but not limited to payment of re-use fees, residuals or license fees; [20] Sponsor shall have the right to make such changes to the Fulfillment Filming and make such uses thereof as it deems necessary or desirable, including but not limited to the right to use, edit, and reproduce and/or alter said Fulfillment Filming in perpetuity, in its entirety or in part, for any commercial and promotional purposes worldwide without any consultation or additional permission, or compensation, credit or attribution; [21] Administrator has the right to conduct a background check (“Check”) of any and all records of the Grand Prize Winner or guest, including without limitation, civil and criminal court records and police reports, which he/she, to the extent necessary under law, shall authorize; [22] the Releasees are not responsible for the cancellation, postponement or unavailability of any element of the Trip and any element of the Trip may be eliminated at Sponsor’s sole discretion, and if such occurs, the Prize will be awarded without that particular element(s) of the Prize; and [23] the Trip cannot be sold, nor can Grand Prize Winner charge guest for participating in the Trip. 
  11. WINNERS’ LIST: For a list of Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Stella Artois Wine & Food Getaway in San Diego Winners, Ventura Associates International LLC, Ref: HD, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 650, New York, NY 10165 for receipt by January 6, 2018.

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