Tapingo PepsiCo Sweepstakes

Official Rules

 

No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win.  A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning.

All eligible entries, whether submitted by purchasing PepsiCo or Frito-Lay (“PepsiCo”) products through the Tapingo web or mobile marketplace (the “Platform”) or by mail without a purchase, as described below, have an equal chance of winning.

 

Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to legal permanent residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the date of entry. Void outside the 50 United States and DC and where prohibited. Employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Sponsor, PepsiCo,  and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers, licensees, vendors, contractors, advertising/promotion agencies and the immediate family (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses) and/or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing are not eligible to enter or win. Sponsor, PepsiCo, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers, and advertising/promotion agencies, and the employees, officers, and directors of the foregoing are each a Released Party and shall hereinafter collectively be referred to as the “Released Parties”. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations.

 

Sponsor:  Tapingo, Inc., 39 Stillman Street, San Francisco CA 94105. PepsiCo and the prize providers are not Sponsors of this Sweepstakes.

 

Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on 9/25/2017 and ends at 11:59:59PM PT on 12/3/2017 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes consists of forty-five (45) weekly random drawings (5 drawings per week for 9 weeks, excluding the week of Thanksgiving) for the Weekly Prizes, one (1) random drawing for the Grand Prize, and five (5) random drawings for the Second Prizes described below. Tapingo's database clock will be the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes.

 

How to Enter: There are two (2) methods of entry:

(1) To enter the Sweepstakes by purchasing PepsiCo products – you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes with each order you place on the Platform that includes a PepsiCo product. You will only receive one entry per order, regardless of the number of PepsiCo products included in each order.

(2) To enter the Sweepstakes by mail without making a purchase -  you may receive one (1) entry by hand printing your name, complete mailing address, age, email address, and the words “Tapingo PepsiCo Sweepstakes” on a plain 3” x 5” piece of paper and mailing it in a sealed, stamped envelope to: Tapingo PepsiCo Sweepstakes, 39 Stillman Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.

 

No photocopied, computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, automated, programmed, or mass entries permitted. Your purchase of PepsiCo products on the Platform or your submission of a mail-in entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweepstakes and your consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes. All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, stolen, postage-due, or mutilated entries or mail; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, 3rd party transaction classification, transaction processing, or communication; technical or mechanical malfunctions; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines, or telephone systems; errors in these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; human-processing error; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software; or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Sweepstakes, human error, or otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweepstakes.

 

Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize consisting of $5,000 cash (awarded in the form of a check); five (5) Second Prizes, each consisting of a $100 retail gift card to be delivered electronically; and forty-five (45) Weekly Prizes, each consisting of a $10 Tapingo credit to be applied towards purchases on the Platform, which will be added to your Tapingo account. Gift cards may be subject to additional terms and conditions imposed by the issuer. The Tapingo credit and your use of Tapingo are subject to Tapingo’s Terms of Service, available at http://www.tapingo.com/legal/terms, the Tapingo Privacy Policy, available at http://www.tapingo.com/legal/privacy/, and any other applicable Tapingo terms and conditions. The Tapingo credit can only be applied to an order subtotal, and not any service fees or taxes. Tapingo is not responsible for any prizes that are lost, stolen, destroyed, or used without permission. All costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of the prize not specified herein as being awarded, including, but not limited to, all federal, state and local taxes, additional purchases over credit, and other miscellaneous expenses are winner’s sole responsibility. Approximate Retail Value “ARV” of Grand Prize = $5,000.00; ARV of each Second Prize = $100.00; and ARV of each Weekly Prize = $10.00. Total ARV of all prizes = $5,950.00. 

 

Entry Deadlines and Winner Selection: Prize winners will be selected in a total of 51 random drawings from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, as outlined below. Entries for each weekly drawing must be received by the dates and times specified in the table below to be considered for each drawing. Potential winners of each weekly drawing will be notified by e-mail on or about the dates set forth below. Entries for the Grand Prize and Second Prize drawings made through the Platform must be received by 11:59:59PM PT on 12/3/2017, and mail-in entries for the Grand Prize and Second Prize drawings must be postmarked by 12/3/2017 and received by 12/6/2017. Potential Grand Prize and Second Prize winners will be notified by e-mail on or about December 15, 2017. Winners of each weekly drawing will not be considered for any subsequent weekly drawings, but will be considered for the Grand Prize and Second Prize drawings.  Winner of Grand Prize drawing will not be considered for Second Prize drawings.

Weekly Entry Period

Deadline for Receipt of Eligible Entries

Weekly Random Drawing Date on or about

Weekly Winner Notification on or about

#1 (9/25-10/1)

Platform purchases/entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 10/1/2017

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 10/1/2017 and received by 10/4/2017

10/5/2017

10/6/2017

#2 (10/2-10/8)

Platform purchases/entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 10/8/2017

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 10/8/2017 and received by 10/11/2017

10/12/2017

10/13/2017

#3 (10/9-10/15)

Platform purchases/entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 10/15/2017

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 10/15/2017 and received by 10/18/2017

10/19/2017

10/20/2017

#4 (10/16-10/22)

Platform purchases/entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 10/22/2017

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 10/22/2017 and received by 10/25/2017

10/26/2017

10/27/2017

#5 (10/23-10/29)

Platform purchases/entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 10/29/2017

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 10/29/2017 and received by 11/1/2017

11/2/2017

11/3/2017

#6 (10/30-11/5)

Platform purchases/entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 11/5/2017

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 11/5/2017 and received by 11/8/2017

11/9/2017

11/10/2017

#7 (11/6-11/12)

Platform purchases/entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 11/12/2017

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 11/12/2017 and received by 11/15/2017

11/16/2017

11/17/2017

#8 (11/13-11/19)

Platform purchases/entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 11/19/2017

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 11/19/2017 and received by 11/22/2017

11/23/2017

11/24/2017

#9

(11/27-12/3)

Platform purchases/entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 12/3/2017

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 12/3/2017 and received by 12/6/2017

12/7/2017

12/8/2017

All drawings will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Potential winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release within three (3) business days following the date of first attempted notification. In addition, if the actual value of any prize is $600 or more, winner must complete an IRS Form W-9 and supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes.  An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the winner for the actual value of the prize received. Odds of winning any prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received for each drawing. If any potential winner is found to have violated these Official Rules, or otherwise does not meet the eligibility criteria, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.

 

Privacy: Your purchase of PepsiCo products on the Platform during the Sweepstakes Period or your submission of a mail-in entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweepstakes and your consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, Tapingo account information, email and mail, phone number and other information for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes, awarding the prizes and to comply with legal requirements. Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of a prize constitutes winner's consent to Released Parties, its agents' or other designee's use of winner's name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, biographical information, prize and/or state/city of residence for any purposes, including advertising and promotional purposes, in any media, worldwide, in perpetuity, without notification, payment or consideration. You may be required to sign a document confirming your consent to this effect. For information regarding Sponsor’s privacy practices, please click here or visit https://www.tapingo.inc/privacy.

 

Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of a prize will be permitted, except by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, due to prize unavailability or other causes otherwise determined solely by Sponsor, and then for a prize of equal or greater value. If any potential winner notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if any potential winner fails to return a signed affidavit or other documents required by Sponsor within three (3) business days, that potential winner will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected. Should a potential winner decide to decline his/her prize for any reason whatsoever, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential winner and an alternate winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible Sweepstakes entries. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that Released Parties and their designees and assigns and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, agents, and the franchisees of any of them shall have no liability and entrant will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and the other Released Parties from and against any liability, loss, injury, or damage of any kind (including attorney’s fees) to any person to entity including, without limitation, personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of entrant’s entry into the Sweepstakes, any materials he or she may submit in connection herewith or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in any activities associated with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded in connection herewith. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweepstakes and to modify, suspend, and/or terminate this Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, in the case of termination, at its discretion, select winner via a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event that required such termination. Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the state of California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.

 

Copy of Official Rules/Winners Names: For a copy of the Official Rules or the winners’ names, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 2/1/18 to: Tapingo PepsiCo Sweepstakes Winners, 39 Stillman Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.