Grill with the Greatest Sweepstakes Official Rules


ELIGIBILITY: The Grill with the Greatest Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on February 3, 2014, at 12:00:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time (CT) and ends on September 5, 2014, at 11:59:59 a.m. CT (“Promotion Period”).The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old and the age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Employees of the MLB Entities (defined below), ACH Food Companies, Inc. and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”), and employees, agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or same household) of Sponsor, any Sponsor Affiliates, or Administrator are not eligible to participate. "MLB Entities" shall mean MLB Advanced Media, L.P., the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, the Major League Baseball Clubs (“Clubs”), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities.

TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, you may enter the Sweepstake via text message or online. Regardless of your chosen method of entry, you will need to submit the “Text Phrase.” You can find the Text Phrase on in-store displays, or you can call the toll-free Sweepstakes hotline at 877-986-6843 during the Promotion Period to request the Text Phrase.

  1. To Enter via Text Message: During the Promotion Period, submit the Text Phrase via text message to 31-3131. Upon Sponsor’s receipt of your text message, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Sponsor will determine in its sole discretion if the Text Phrase submitted by you matches the Text Phrase required for entry into the Sweepstakes. Text message and data rates may apply.

    By submitting your text message, you are opting in to receive future text messages from Sponsor or its affiliates in connection with this Sweepstakes. You may receive one confirmation text message for each entry you submit via text message, and the potential winners will be notified via text message if the winning entry was submitted via text message. To opt out, text “STOP” to 31-3131. For help, text “HELP” to 31-3131. If you opt out, Sponsor will no longer be able to contact you if you are selected as a winner, and your text-message entries will be ineligible. For additional information on opting-out of contact by Sponsor, see Entrants will be charged according to their carrier’s standard text messaging rates and should contact their carrier for pricing plans and details. In the event of a dispute as to the ownership of an entry, the authorized account holder of the mobile phone number used to submit an entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned a mobile phone number by a wireless carrier. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. By submitting an entry via text message, entrant expressly authorizes and agrees to receive future mobile service commercial messages from Sponsor or its agents acknowledging receipt of entrant’s Entry and relating to notification if the entrant is a potential prize winner.
  2. To Enter Online: During the Promotion Period, go to (the “Sweepstakes Site”) and follow the on-screen instructions to enter. You must provide all required information, and all of the information that you provide must be complete and accurate. All information submitted online by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, Sponsor's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy accessible at

    In the event of a dispute over who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account identified on the online entry form. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by the relevant entity responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

Limit one (1) entry per person (including, as applicable, household, email and/or phone number) per day of the Promotion Period, regardless of method of entry. No mechanically reproduced entries of any kind or entries submitted through robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed, or other similar methods will be permitted. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Any attempts to enter more than once per day will void all of that potential entrant’s entries and that potential entrant will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, postage due, misdirected entries or entries not received regardless of cause. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt by Sponsor. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

PRIZE DRAWING: On or about September 6, 2014, one (1) potential First Prize winner, three (3) potential Second Prize winners, and three (3) potential Third Prize winners will be selected by random draw from among all eligible entries. The odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Limit one (1) prize per person (including, as applicable, household, email and/or phone number).

PRIZES: The following prizes will be awarded in connection with this Sweepstakes.

First Prize. The one (1) First Prize winner will, upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, receive the following prize package:

The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the First Prize is $10,000. Actual retail value may vary depending on First Prize winner's location of departure.

Second Prize. The three (3) Second Prize winners will each, upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, receive one (1) Weber® Genesis® EP-330™ Gas Grill. The ARV of each Second Prize is $700.

Third Prize. The three (3) Third Prize winners will each, upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, receive the following prize package:

The ARV of each Third Prize is $340.

The ARV of all prizes to be awarded in connection with this promotion is $13,120.

Prizes are awarded "AS IS." Neither Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, nor Administrator make offer any warranty or guarantee, either express or implied (including, without limitation, quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose) in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which case a prize of equal value may be substituted at Sponsor's sole discretion. Prizes consist only of the items listed, are non-transferable, with no cash redemption or substitution except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Federal, state, or local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees or expenses not listed above are the sole responsibility of each winner. Exact duration and nature of the tailgate experience is at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and subject to availability. In the event Kevin Kolman and/or Ozzie Smith are unavailable for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute alternate individuals as determined solely by Sponsor to participate in Kolman and/or Smith's absence.

All travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent. Any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein (such as security fees, gratuities, luggage fees, meals and transportation, and incidental charges) are the responsibility of the First Prize winner. Ground transportation may be provided in lieu of air transportation if winning entrant resides within a 100 mile radius of destination, and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in value. First Prize winner and travel guests must possess and show valid travel documents, prior to departure (e.g. valid driver’s license, or other acceptable government-issued identification). Once airline tickets have been ticketed, no changes by First Prize winner or travel guests will be permitted. Sponsor will determine airline, airports, flight itinerary, and hotel in its sole discretion. First Prize winner and his or her three travel guests must travel on the same itinerary. Travel and accommodation restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets or travel vouchers.

Winner’s companion must be at least 18 years old and of legal age of majority in his or her jurisdiction of residence unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Major League Baseball game, event, and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Major League Baseball Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of any Prize will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. The First Prize winner and his/her guests agree to comply with all applicable ballpark regulations in connection with the First Prize. Sponsor and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to the First Prize winner and/or his/her guests who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, event or exhibition. Released Parties (defined below) will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold or offered for resale. Any such resale may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game ticket(s).

NOTIFICATION: Winner(s) will be notified by available phone number or mail/email address, as determined solely by Sponsor. Sponsor may require the winners to complete, sign, and return Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release forms, and other applicable documents, which may require a social security number, postmarked within seven (7) days of the date on the notification. At Sponsor’s discretion, winners may be required to produce picture or some other form of proper identification to claim any prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to timely claim the prize, declines the prize for any reason, is disqualified, fails to timely execute and return any required forms, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, an alternate winner will be selected from other potential winners and/or by random draw from among all remaining eligible entries. If by reason or printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.

Sponsor will make up to three (3) attempts to award the prize to an alternate winner and if prize remains unclaimed, such prize may not be awarded (in Sponsor’s discretion). In the event there are an insufficient number of entries, prizes in excess of the number of entries or claimants may not be awarded.

PUBLICITY & MARKETING: Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor and the MLB Entities to use each winner's name, voice, statements, image and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium now known or hereafter devised , without further compensation, approval or notice, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this Sweepstakes (whether or not required), including mailing address, phone number, and email address during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to add entrant to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact entrant in the future for promotional and other reasons. You may opt out of receiving such communications as set forth in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (located at or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Sponsor’s emails).

NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION: Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, Administrator, and the MLB Entities are not responsible for and entrants release each from any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical, or human error) which may either limit the entrant’s ability to submit an entry, claim a prize, or otherwise participate in this Sweepstakes, or Sponsor’s ability to include all eligible entries, conduct random drawings, notify potential winners, or otherwise execute this Sweepstakes in the manner intended. Entrants further release and agree to indemnify Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, Administrator, and the MLB Entities from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever arising from injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with this Sweepstakes including, but not limited to: (a) the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; (b) any travel or prize-related activity; (c) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or any other materials disseminated by Sponsor; and (d) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers, or providers used by an entrant or Sponsor.

OTHER TERMS: Decisions of Sponsor and Administrator on all matters related to the Sweepstakes are final. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS. SPONSOR, SPONSOR AFFILIATES, AND ADMINISTRATOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND/OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY INDIVIDUAL MAKING ANY SUCH ATTEMPTS TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrants agree that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by an action in state or federal court located in the State of Illinois; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will a participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participants hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of a participant in connection with this Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to the conflicts of law doctrine of any jurisdiction.

WINNER LIST: For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope (residents of Vermont may omit return postage) postmarked by October 31, 2014, to: Grill with the Greatest Sweepstakes Winners List; P.O. Box 673, Northbrook, IL 60065-0673.

SPONSOR: ACH Food Companies, Inc., 1 Parkview Plaza, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60523.

QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS SWEEPSTAKES? Call 877-986-6843. Sweepstakes Administrator is BlueChip, 650 Dundee Road, Suite 250; Northbrook, IL, 60062.

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