NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
THIS CONTEST IS SPONSORED BY DRINKS INSIDERS, LLC IT IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH YOUTUBE. You understand that when you are entering The Ultimate Insider Contest you are providing your information to Drinks Insiders, LLC and not to YouTube. THESE CONTEST RULES INCLUDE A WAIVER OF TRIAL BY JURY AND ALSO INCLUDE A CLASS ACTION WAIVER, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO PROCEED WITH ANY CLAIM INDIVIDUALLY AND NOT AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION.
The Ultimate Insider Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (and the District of Columbia) who are at least twenty-one (21) years old at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Proof of residency and age may be required. Entrants must be able to travel internationally for week-long trips no less than four (4) times within a 12-month period. Employees, officers and directors of Drinks Insiders, LLC, Sync Marketing LLC and their parent companies, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, and advertising or promotional agencies or individuals involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Contest and the immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, stepparents, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not. In order to enter the Contest or receive a prize, you must fully comply with the Official Rules and, by entering, you represent and warrant that you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects relating to this Contest. The Contest is void outside the Eligibility Area and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
- Sponsor and Administrator
Sponsor: Drinks Insiders, LLC, 10900 Wilshire Blvd, 16th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Administrator: Sync Marketing LLC, 10960 Wellworth Avenue, Unit 301, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Contest begins August 15, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and ends October 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“Contest Entry Period”). Administrator is the official timekeeper for this Contest. The Contest is governed by these Official Rules and is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.
- How to Enter
- Submission Requirements
The Submission must comply with the following requirements: (i) the Submission may not feature any person other than entrant unless entrant has obtained all necessary written permissions and releases from such persons prior to submission and such persons are 21 or over at the time of submission; (ii) other than the Sponsor, its products, brands and/or logos, the Submission may not show, contain, mention, depict, refer or otherwise allude to the name, logo or product of any other retailer, manufacturer, brand, product, store, place of business, person, company or character in such a way or manner as to imply an affiliation with, or endorsement of, the Sponsor, its products, brands and/or this Contest; (iii) the Submission must be entrant’s own original work (or the entrant must have the rights from the videographer to make the Submission), and created solely by entrant and not created professionally; must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form; must not have won any award; and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or any other intellectual property rights or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity; (iv) the Submission may not contain, mention, refer or otherwise allude to any material that is violent, lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, racially or morally offensive or otherwise contain inappropriate content or objectionable material; (v) the Submission cannot promote alcohol abuse or irresponsible alcohol use or consumption or any kind, illegal drugs or tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any political agenda or message; (vi) the Submission cannot in any manner defame, misrepresent, contain disparaging remarks or reflect negatively about Sponsor, its products, or other people, products or companies or their products, or in any way reflect negatively upon such parties or explicitly or implicitly communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which Sponsor wishes to be associated, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (vii) the Submission cannot itself be in violation of any law; and (viii) the Submission must otherwise be in compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Submission that Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, does not comply with or is in violation of these Official Rules or that otherwise contains prohibited or inappropriate content.
- Grant of Rights
By submitting a Submission, the entrant (a) represents and warrants that he/she has all rights, title and interest necessary to grant Sponsor, and does hereby grant Sponsor, without compensation or further notice of any kind, the worldwide, irrevocable, fully paid up, royalty-free, transferrable, non-exclusive, perpetual and unrestricted right (including moral rights) and license to (i) adapt, publish, use, exploit, edit, reproduce, make derivative works from or otherwise exploit such Submission, in whole or in part, in any manner and in any and all media now known or hereafter devised; (ii) modify such Submission in any way (including but not limited to any and all advertising and marketing efforts, inclusion on digital and social media channels, in-store and other point-of-sale marketing, digital billboards and other out-of-home marketing; (iii) use, copy, perform, reproduce, display, edit, modify and distribute any part of the Submission or any other submitted material, including, but not limited to, your appearance, likeness, voice or name, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such submitted material, and to grant and authorize sub-licensees of the foregoing; and (iv) post the Submission on the Internet or use the Submission in any other way in Sponsor’s sole discretion; (b) agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor harmless, to the fullest extent permitted by law, from any claims to the contrary; and (c) agrees to sign and return any additional documentation that may be required by Sponsor or Administrator relative to such grant of rights.
- Representations and Warranties/Indemnification
Each person who enters this Contest represents and warrants as follows: (i) entrant has obtained any and all necessary permissions required to submit the Submission and for Sponsor’s right to use the Submission for any purpose, including the consent of any identifiable third person(s) appearing in the Submission, and entrant can and will make written copies of such permissions available to Sponsor upon request; (ii) the Submission is owned by entrant and has not been previously published, distributed or otherwise exploited; (iii) the Submission is wholly original with entrant and, as of the date of submission, the Submission is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iv) the Submission does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity, including, but not limited to, rights of privacy and publicity; and (v) the Submission does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be considered defamatory or libelous. Each entrant hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold the Sponsor, Administrator and their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors harmless from and against any and all third-party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of entrant hereunder.
- Winner Determination
After the end of the Contest Entry Period, a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (collectively, “Contest Judges”) will select the one (1) best Submission from among all eligible Submissions that were submitted, based on an application of the following criteria:
- Most Compelling Argument (50%)
- Most Creative Video (25%)
- Best Fit for Job (25%)
ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 24, 2022, GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL BE CONTACTED USING THE EMAIL ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER PROVIDED WITH THE ENTRY AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESPOND WITHIN 48 HOURS OF NOTIFICATION AND MAY BE AWARDED THE PRIZE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE OFFICIAL RULES. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require a potential prize winner or finalist to provide proof of identity and/or eligibility in a form acceptable to Sponsor including, without limitation, government issued photo identification. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification of the applicable entrant, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event of any tie, the entrant who receives the higher score in the “Compelling Argument” category, as determined by the qualified judges in their sole discretion, will be selected from among the tied entrants as the potential prize winner or potential finalist. Grand prize winner must follow the initial prize claim instructions and any subsequent claim instructions, or the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the grand prize winner is final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Odds of winning a Contest prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Entry Period and the quality of Submissions.
- ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR. SPONSOR’S AND ADMINISTRATOR’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE ADMINISTRATION, OPERATION, DETERMINATION OF THE POTENTIAL WINNER AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
- Verification of Potential Winner
Potential winner may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law) (collectively, the “Affidavit”) by the date specified by Sponsor, or an alternate potential winner may be selected. In the event: (a) potential winner cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted or the potential winner notification or Affidavit is returned as undeliverable; (b) potential winner declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize for any reason; (c) of noncompliance with the above or within any of the aforesaid time periods, (d) potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Contest or receive the prize, (e) potential winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, or (f) potential winner fails to fulfill any Affidavit-related obligations, the potential winner shall be disqualified from the Contest and an alternate potential winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible entries received. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to modify the notification and Affidavit procedures in connection with the selection of alternate potential winner, if any.
- Grand Prize
One (1) grand prize will be awarded. Grand prize winner will receive four (4) trips to wineries (each a “Trip”), items valued at $500 and up to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) subject to the limitations set forth below.
Each Trip will be a 7-day / 6-night trip to one or more wineries. Destinations and wineries include Cremaschi Furlotti (Chile), Cantina Etrusca (Italy), Radford Dale (South Africa), and Château de Monbazillac (France). Destinations are subject to change at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Each Trip includes the following for the grand prize winner:
- Round-trip flight from major city nearest winner’s home to city near selected winery;
- Ground transportation to and from airport and to and from winery in the Trip city;
- Hotel room for winner for six (6) consecutive nights at accommodations selected by the Sponsor in its sole discretion;
- $700 for spending money and incidentals and;
- Participate in Wine Insiders scheduled activities and events
During each Trip winner will be required to create original content including video and still photography at scheduled Wine Insiders events. Once winner has completed all required items for a Trip, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, the winner will receive twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000). If a winner misses a Trip or does not complete what is required of them on the Trip, winner will not receive the $25,000 for that Trip, but will still be eligible to go on other Trips and receive the payment for completed Trips. If the winner goes on all four Trips and completes what is required of them, winner will receive the maximum $100,000.
All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the Trip description, including but not limited to, ground transportation, baggage fees, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses or incidentals are the responsibility solely of grand prize winner. Grand prize winner must comply with all hotel check-in requirements, including but not limited to providing a major credit card for incidental expenses. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Contest, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. Grand prize winner is solely responsible for obtaining documents necessary for travel including, without limitation, a valid Passport. Sponsor will not obtain insurance on behalf of the grand prize winner, and grand prize winner is fully responsible for obtaining his/her own insurance, if desired. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Sponsor is not responsible if any event is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except as in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor in its sole discretion, reserves the right to deny entry to or to remove the grand prize winner and cancel any and all future Trips if the grand prize winner engages in disruptive behavior or behaves in a manner with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person during the Trip.
For all Prizes: No cash equivalent for the prize, prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes, duties, and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities, as well as any other costs and expenses not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner may be required to complete and return an IRS W-9 form (i.e., Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification). Prize will be awarded only if the winner fully complies with these Official Rules. Approximate retail value of grand prize is $119,300.
- Entry Conditions and Release
By submitting an entry or otherwise participating in this Contest you understand and hereby agree to: (i) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (ii) defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, celebrities, and any other person and organization responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to: (a) the Contest or any information provided by you in connection with the Contest, including but not limited to any Contest-related activity or element thereof, the receipt of marketing messages, participation or inability to participate in the Contest or in any parts thereof, (b) the violation of any third-party privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights, (c) typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Contest-related promotional materials, (d) acceptance, possession, defects in, use, misuse or inability to use a prize (or any component thereof), (e) any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, or due to reasons beyond the Sponsor’s control, including, but not limited to, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause, or as otherwise permitted in these Official Rules, (f) any interruptions in or postponement, cancellation, or modification of the Contest, (g) human error, (h) incorrect or inaccurate transcription, receipt or transmission of any part of the entry (including, without limitation, the entry information or any parts thereof), (i) any technical malfunctions or unavailability of the Website, or any telephone network, computer online system, computer timing and/or dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or Internet service provider, or mail service utilized by any of the Released Parties or by an entrant, (j) interruption or inability to access the Contest, the Website, or any other promotion-related web pages (in either direction), or any Internet online service or cellular service (as applicable) due to hardware or software compatibility problems, (k) any damage to entrant’s (or any third person’s) computer or wireless device (as applicable) and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of the Contest, (l) any lost/delayed data transmissions (in either direction), omissions, interruptions, defects, and/or any other errors or malfunctions, (m) any late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, delayed, garbled, corrupted, destroyed, incomplete, undeliverable or damaged entries (n) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Released Parties, or any of their agents or employees, and/or (o) cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carrier(s), or other transportation companies, hotel(s), or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same, (p) lost, stolen, damaged, delayed, or misdirected baggage or (q) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof); and (iii) to waive all of your rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against any of the Released Parties in connection with this Contest. Winner acknowledges that all prizes are awarded as-is without warranty of any kind.
Except where prohibited or restricted by law, entering a Submission constitutes the entrant’s agreement and consent for Sponsor and any of its designees to use and/or publish entrant’s full name, city and state of residence, photographs or other likenesses, pictures, portraits, video, voice, testimonials, biographical information (in whole or in part), and/or statements made by entrant regarding the Contest or Sponsor, worldwide and in perpetuity for any and all purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, trade and/or promotion on behalf of Sponsor, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, print, TV, radio, electronic, cable, or World Wide Web, without further limitation, restriction, compensation, notice, review, or approval.
- General Conditions
Sponsor and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors shall not have any obligation or responsibility, including any responsibility to award any prize to entrants, with regard to: (a) entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate the Official Rules; (b) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind; (c) entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Contest or claiming the prize; (d) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any inability of the winner to accept the prize for any reason; (f) if a prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, weather or any other similar event beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control; or (g) any damages, injuries or losses of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from awarding, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss or misdirection of any prize or resulting from participating in this Contest or any promotion or prize related activities. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, or with any website promoting the Contest; (b) acting in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) entering or attempting to enter the Contest multiple times through the use of multiple email addresses or the use of any robotic or automated devices to submit entries. No groups, clubs or organizations may participate in this Contest or reproduce or distribute any portion of these Official Rules or marketing to its members. If Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that technical difficulties or unforeseen events compromise the integrity or viability of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Contest, including the entire Contest, and/or modify the Contest and/or award the prize from all eligible entries received as of the termination date.
- Limitations of Liability
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (b) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (d) technical or human error in the administration of the Contest or the processing of registrations; or (e) 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 Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s registration is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest. No more than the stated number of each prize will be awarded. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING, PROMOTION OR PUBLICITY AGENCIES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, EXPECT WHERE PROHIBITED OR EXCLUDED BY LAW. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS.
Entrants agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate California State Court located in Los Angeles County, California; (c) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (d) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives 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 the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, 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 (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. ENTRANT HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO TRIAL BY JURY WITH RESPECT TO ANY LEGAL PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONTEST OR THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
- Entrant’s Personal Information
- Contest Results
For Contest results, visit www.UltimateWineInsider.com after November 1, 2022. Winner list will be available until February 1, 2023.
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This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with YouTube. Any and all questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed only to Administrator and not YouTube.