Great American Cookies
“Keep Santa Jolly 12/1/15 Facebook Giveaway”
Official Contest Rules
December 1, 2015

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

THE CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO ABIDE BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES, INCLUDING ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, AND UNDERSTANDS THAT THE RESULTS OF THE CONTEST, AS DETERMINED BY THE SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS, ARE FINAL IN ALL RESPECTS.

THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK. BY PARTICIPATING, YOU AGREE TO COMPLETELY RELEASE FACEBOOK FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS.

1. SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Contest (“Sponsor”) is Global Franchise Group, LLC, 5555 Glenridge Connector Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30342.

2. HOW TO ENTER: You may enter Great American Cookie’s “Keep Santa Jolly 12/1/15 Facebook Giveaway” Contest (“Contest”) through the Great American Cookies Facebook Page located at http://facebook.com/GreatAmericanCookies beginning on December 1, 2015 at or about 10:00AM ET and ending on December 3, 2015 at 10:00AM ET (“Contest Period”) by doing the following: 1) Sign in to your Facebook account, or if you are not currently a member, become a member at facebook.com and sign into your Facebook account, 2) visit the Great American Cookies Facebook Page at http://facebook.com/GreatAmericanCookies, 3) locate the Great American Cookies Facebook post on December 1, 2015 that starts with “Will a sweet treat turn that frown upside down? Comment with a picture of your not-so-happy camper on Santa’s lap for a chance to win a $250 Great American Cookies gift card!”, 4) comment with the required response listed in the original post from Great American Cookies. (collectively, “Entry”).

After completing the Entry requirements, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the Contest. Entrants may enter once per Facebook account.

Entries shall be collected by Facebook on behalf of Sponsor. Entries must be received during the Contest period. Facebook’s computer shall be the official clock for all purposes of this Contest. Any attempt to submit an entry other than as described herein is void. Any incomplete or mechanically reproduced entries will be disqualified.

Additional Entry Conditions: Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, invalid, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. No mailed, telephoned, faxed or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the Facebook account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account” holder is the natural person assigned the Facebook account. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants (including, without limitation, Facebook account information) when such entrants enter the Contest. Participation in the Contest further constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Contest Rules and willingness to be contacted by mail, telephone, email, and/or Facebook messaging.

3. PRIZES: Prizes in the Great American Cookies “Keep Santa Jolly 12/1/15 Facebook Giveaway” Contest will be awarded as follows:

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: One grand prize winner (“Winner”) will be awarded a Great American Cookies gift card in the amount of $250.

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $250

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any or all of the prizes with any article or service of similar or greater value at its sole discretion. Prizes may not be assigned or transferred. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest period.

4. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: The Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes and/or any other fees/costs associated with the prize or receipt of the prize.

5. RELEASE: By receipt of any prize, Winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and affiliated companies, suppliers, distributors and advertising/promotion agencies, as well as each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt, use or misuse of any prize.

6. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal U.S. residents physically located and residing in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. The Contest, and any website pages relating thereto, is intended for viewing only within the United States. The Sponsor, their respective promotions agencies, any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, partners, principals, partnerships, employees or agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and their immediate families (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, regardless of where they reside) and members of their households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Contest.

7. WINNER SELECTION: A panel of qualified judges, composed of Great American Cookies employees and members of Great American Cookie’s promotional agency, will determine in its sole discretion the Winner from among all eligible Entries received, based on criteria (the “Judging Criteria”) including but not limited to: (i) Photo clarity and (ii) the nature of the photo subject’s emotional state while sitting on Santa’s lap.

One Grand Prize Winner will be selected on or by December 3, 2015 and notified on or around December 3, 2015 via Facebook comment or private message.

Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her Facebook account for prize notification or other communications related to this Contest. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Sponsor within forty-eight (48) hours using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize.

Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential Winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential Winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential Winner will be disqualified.

8. CERTAIN ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: By participating, entrants agree that the Sponsors, those involved in the development, production (including prize suppliers), implementation and distribution of this promotion and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, and agencies, and their directors, officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and any other person or entity associated with such entities and/or promotion shall not be liable for any and all claims, damages, losses or injuries, including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, this Contest, including entry and participation is this Contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes. All entrants further agree that in the event of any third party claims, damages, losses or injuries, arising from or relating to this Contest, they will indemnify Sponsors from any and all such claims, including the attorneys’ fees related thereto. Sponsors shall not be liable for entries and Winner notification responses that are delayed, lost, misdirected, mis-delivered, marked postage-due, illegible, mutilated, incorrect or incomplete, and such entries will be not be eligible for this Contest. The Sponsors shall not be responsible for any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Contest. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest.

9. WINNERS LIST: To receive a copy of the Official Contest Rules, or a list of Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “GAC Keep Santa Jolly 12/1/15 Facebook Giveaway”, 100 Painters Mill Rd., Suite 600 Owings Mills, MD 21117. Specify winner’s list or Official Contest Rules on your request. All requests must be made by March 1, 2016.

10 . PUBLICITY: Except where legally prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Sponsors to use the Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials, in printed, broadcast or new media, in perpetuity, in any manner they deem appropriate in connection with promoting this or any other Contest and/or promotion sponsored by them, without further compensation in connection with this Contest or the prize awarded.

11. APPLICABLE LAW: These rules are governed by the laws of the State of Georgia without giving effect to conflicts of law rules.

12. ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a further condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any Grand Prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively, by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”); (b) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (c) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney’s fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

 

Great American Cookies
“Keep Santa Jolly 12/7/15 Facebook Giveaway”
Official Contest Rules
December 7, 2015

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

THE CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO ABIDE BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES, INCLUDING ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, AND UNDERSTANDS THAT THE RESULTS OF THE CONTEST, AS DETERMINED BY THE SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS, ARE FINAL IN ALL RESPECTS.

THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK. BY PARTICIPATING, YOU AGREE TO COMPLETELY RELEASE FACEBOOK FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS.

1. SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Contest (“Sponsor”) is Global Franchise Group, LLC, 5555 Glenridge Connector Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30342.

2. HOW TO ENTER: You may enter Great American Cookie’s “Keep Santa Jolly 12/7/15 Facebook Giveaway” Contest (“Contest”) through the Great American Cookies Facebook Page located at http://facebook.com/GreatAmericanCookies beginning on December 7, 2015 at or about 10:00AM ET and ending on December 9, 2015 at 10:00AM ET (“Contest Period”) by doing the following: 1) Sign in to your Facebook account, or if you are not currently a member, become a member at facebook.com and sign into your Facebook account, 2) visit the Great American Cookies Facebook Page at http://facebook.com/GreatAmericanCookies, 3) locate the Great American Cookies Facebook post on December 1, 2015 that starts with “Will a sweet treat turn that frown upside down? Comment with a picture of your not-so-happy camper on Santa’s lap for a chance to win a $250 Great American Cookies gift card!”, 4) comment with the required response listed in the original post from Great American Cookies. (collectively, “Entry”).

After completing the Entry requirements, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the Contest. Entrants may enter once per Facebook account.

Entries shall be collected by Facebook on behalf of Sponsor. Entries must be received during the Contest period. Facebook’s computer shall be the official clock for all purposes of this Contest. Any attempt to submit an entry other than as described herein is void. Any incomplete or mechanically reproduced entries will be disqualified.

Additional Entry Conditions: Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, invalid, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. No mailed, telephoned, faxed or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the Facebook account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account” holder is the natural person assigned the Facebook account. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants (including, without limitation, Facebook account information) when such entrants enter the Contest. Participation in the Contest further constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Contest Rules and willingness to be contacted by mail, telephone, email, and/or Facebook messaging.

3. PRIZES: Prizes in the Great American Cookies “Keep Santa Jolly 12/7/15 Facebook Giveaway” Contest will be awarded as follows:

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: One grand prize winner (“Winner”) will be awarded a Great American Cookies gift card in the amount of $250.

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $250

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any or all of the prizes with any article or service of similar or greater value at its sole discretion. Prizes may not be assigned or transferred. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest period.

4. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: The Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes and/or any other fees/costs associated with the prize or receipt of the prize.

5. RELEASE: By receipt of any prize, Winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and affiliated companies, suppliers, distributors and advertising/promotion agencies, as well as each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action including, but not limited to, personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt, use or misuse of any prize.

6. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal U.S. residents physically located and residing in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. The Contest, and any website pages relating thereto, is intended for viewing only within the United States. The Sponsor, their respective promotions agencies, any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, partners, principals, partnerships, employees or agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and their immediate families (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, regardless of where they reside) and members of their households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Contest.

7. WINNER SELECTION: A panel of qualified judges, composed of Great American Cookies employees and members of Great American Cookie’s promotional agency, will determine in its sole discretion the Winner from among all eligible Entries received, based on criteria (the “Judging Criteria”) including but not limited to: (i) Photo clarity and (ii) the nature of the photo subject’s emotional state while sitting on Santa’s lap.

One Grand Prize Winner will be selected on or by December 9, 2015 and notified on or around December 9, 2015 via Facebook comment or private message.

Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her Facebook account for prize notification or other communications related to this Contest. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Sponsor within forty-eight (48) hours using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize.

Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential Winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential Winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential Winner will be disqualified.

8. CERTAIN ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: By participating, entrants agree that the Sponsors, those involved in the development, production (including prize suppliers), implementation and distribution of this promotion and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, and agencies, and their directors, officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and any other person or entity associated with such entities and/or promotion shall not be liable for any and all claims, damages, losses or injuries, including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, this Contest, including entry and participation is this Contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes. All entrants further agree that in the event of any third party claims, damages, losses or injuries, arising from or relating to this Contest, they will indemnify Sponsors from any and all such claims, including the attorneys’ fees related thereto. Sponsors shall not be liable for entries and Winner notification responses that are delayed, lost, misdirected, mis-delivered, marked postage-due, illegible, mutilated, incorrect or incomplete, and such entries will be not be eligible for this Contest. The Sponsors shall not be responsible for any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Contest. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest.

9. WINNERS LIST: To receive a copy of the Official Contest Rules, or a list of Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “GAC Keep Santa Jolly 12/7/15 Facebook Giveaway”, 100 Painters Mill Rd., Suite 600 Owings Mills, MD 21117. Specify winner’s list or Official Contest Rules on your request. All requests must be made by March 1, 2016.

10 . PUBLICITY: Except where legally prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Sponsors to use the Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials, in printed, broadcast or new media, in perpetuity, in any manner they deem appropriate in connection with promoting this or any other Contest and/or promotion sponsored by them, without further compensation in connection with this Contest or the prize awarded.

11. APPLICABLE LAW: These rules are governed by the laws of the State of Georgia without giving effect to conflicts of law rules.

12. ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a further condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any Grand Prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively, by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”); (b) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (c) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney’s fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

 

Great American Cookies
“Keep Santa Jolly 12/14/15 Facebook Giveaway”
Official Contest Rules
December 14, 2015

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

THE CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO ABIDE BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES, INCLUDING ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, AND UNDERSTANDS THAT THE RESULTS OF THE CONTEST, AS DETERMINED BY THE SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS, ARE FINAL IN ALL RESPECTS.

THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK. BY PARTICIPATING, YOU AGREE TO COMPLETELY RELEASE FACEBOOK FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS.

1. SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Contest (“Sponsor”) is Global Franchise Group, LLC, 5555 Glenridge Connector Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30342.

2. HOW TO ENTER: You may enter Great American Cookie’s “Keep Santa Jolly 12/14/15 Facebook Giveaway” Contest (“Contest”) through the Great American Cookies Facebook Page located at http://facebook.com/GreatAmericanCookies beginning on December 14, 2015 at or about 10:00AM ET and ending on December 16, 2015 at 10:00AM ET (“Contest Period”) by doing the following: 1) Sign in to your Facebook account, or if you are not currently a member, become a member at facebook.com and sign into your Facebook account, 2) visit the Great American Cookies Facebook Page at http://facebook.com/GreatAmericanCookies, 3) locate the Great American Cookies Facebook post on December 14, 2015 that starts with “How sweet it is to be on Santa’s “Nice List.” And how much sweeter it would be to win a $250 Great American Cookies gift card. Comment with a picture of your unhappy little one on Santa’s lap for a chance to win!”, 4) comment with the required response listed in the original post from Great American Cookies. (collectively, “Entry”).

After completing the Entry requirements, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the Contest. Entrants may enter once per Facebook account.

Entries shall be collected by Facebook on behalf of Sponsor. Entries must be received during the Contest period. Facebook’s computer shall be the official clock for all purposes of this Contest. Any attempt to submit an entry other than as described herein is void. Any incomplete or mechanically reproduced entries will be disqualified.

Additional Entry Conditions: Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, invalid, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. No mailed, telephoned, faxed or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the Facebook account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account” holder is the natural person assigned the Facebook account. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants (including, without limitation, Facebook account information) when such entrants enter the Contest. Participation in the Contest further constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Contest Rules and willingness to be contacted by mail, telephone, email, and/or Facebook messaging.

3. PRIZES: Prizes in the Great American Cookies “Keep Santa Jolly 12/14/15 Facebook Giveaway” Contest will be awarded as follows:

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: One grand prize winner (“Winner”) will be awarded a Great American Cookies gift card in the amount of $250.

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $250

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any or all of the prizes with any article or service of similar or greater value at its sole discretion. Prizes may not be assigned or transferred. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest period.

4. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: The Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes and/or any other fees/costs associated with the prize or receipt of the prize.

5. RELEASE: By receipt of any prize, Winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and affiliated companies, suppliers, distributors and advertising/promotion agencies, as well as each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action including, but not limited to, personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt, use or misuse of any prize.

6. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal U.S. residents physically located and residing in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. The Contest, and any website pages relating thereto, is intended for viewing only within the United States. The Sponsor, their respective promotions agencies, any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, partners, principals, partnerships, employees or agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and their immediate families (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, regardless of where they reside) and members of their households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Contest.

7. WINNER SELECTION: A panel of qualified judges, composed of Great American Cookies employees and members of Great American Cookie’s promotional agency, will determine in its sole discretion the Winner from among all eligible Entries received, based on criteria (the “Judging Criteria”) including but not limited to: (i) Photo clarity and (ii) the nature of the photo subject’s emotional state while sitting on Santa’s lap.

One Grand Prize Winner will be selected on or by December 16, 2015 and notified on or around December 16, 2015 via Facebook comment or private message.

Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her Facebook account for prize notification or other communications related to this Contest. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Sponsor within forty-eight (48) hours using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize.

Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential Winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential Winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential Winner will be disqualified.

8. CERTAIN ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: By participating, entrants agree that the Sponsors, those involved in the development, production (including prize suppliers), implementation and distribution of this promotion and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, and agencies, and their directors, officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and any other person or entity associated with such entities and/or promotion shall not be liable for any and all claims, damages, losses or injuries, including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, this Contest, including entry and participation is this Contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes. All entrants further agree that in the event of any third party claims, damages, losses or injuries, arising from or relating to this Contest, they will indemnify Sponsors from any and all such claims, including the attorneys’ fees related thereto. Sponsors shall not be liable for entries and Winner notification responses that are delayed, lost, misdirected, mis-delivered, marked postage-due, illegible, mutilated, incorrect or incomplete, and such entries will be not be eligible for this Contest. The Sponsors shall not be responsible for any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Contest. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest.

9. WINNERS LIST: To receive a copy of the Official Contest Rules, or a list of Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “GAC Keep Santa Jolly 12/14/15 Facebook Giveaway”, 100 Painters Mill Rd., Suite 600 Owings Mills, MD 21117. Specify winner’s list or Official Contest Rules on your request. All requests must be made by March 1, 2016.

10. PUBLICITY: Except where legally prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Sponsors to use the Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials, in printed, broadcast or new media, in perpetuity, in any manner they deem appropriate in connection with promoting this or any other Contest and/or promotion sponsored by them, without further compensation in connection with this Contest or the prize awarded.

11. APPLICABLE LAW: These rules are governed by the laws of the State of Georgia without giving effect to conflicts of law rules.

12. ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a further condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any Grand Prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively, by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”); (b) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (c) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney’s fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

 

Great American Cookies
“Keep Santa Jolly 12/21/15 Facebook Giveaway”
Official Contest Rules
December 21, 2015

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.

THE CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO ABIDE BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES, INCLUDING ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, AND UNDERSTANDS THAT THE RESULTS OF THE CONTEST, AS DETERMINED BY THE SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS, ARE FINAL IN ALL RESPECTS.

THIS CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK. BY PARTICIPATING, YOU AGREE TO COMPLETELY RELEASE FACEBOOK FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS.

1. SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Contest (“Sponsor”) is Global Franchise Group, LLC, 5555 Glenridge Connector Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30342.

2. HOW TO ENTER: You may enter Great American Cookie’s “Keep Santa Jolly 12/21/15 Facebook Giveaway” Contest (“Contest”) through the Great American Cookies Facebook Page located at http://facebook.com/GreatAmericanCookies beginning on December 21, 2015 at or about 10:00AM ET and ending on December 23, 2015 at 10:00AM ET (“Contest Period”) by doing the following: 1) Sign in to your Facebook account, or if you are not currently a member, become a member at facebook.com and sign into your Facebook account, 2) visit the Great American Cookies Facebook Page at http://facebook.com/GreatAmericanCookies, 3) locate the Great American Cookies Facebook post on December 21, 2015 that starts with “Will a sweet treat turn that frown upside down? Comment with a picture of your not-so-happy camper on Santa’s lap for a chance to win a $250 Great American Cookies gift card!”, 4) comment with the required response listed in the original post from Great American Cookies. (collectively, “Entry”).

After completing the Entry requirements, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the Contest. Entrants may enter once per Facebook account.

Entries shall be collected by Facebook on behalf of Sponsor. Entries must be received during the Contest period. Facebook’s computer shall be the official clock for all purposes of this Contest. Any attempt to submit an entry other than as described herein is void. Any incomplete or mechanically reproduced entries will be disqualified.

Additional Entry Conditions: Sponsor has no obligation to advise an entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, invalid, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. No mailed, telephoned, faxed or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the Facebook account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account” holder is the natural person assigned the Facebook account. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants (including, without limitation, Facebook account information) when such entrants enter the Contest. Participation in the Contest further constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Contest Rules and willingness to be contacted by mail, telephone, email, and/or Facebook messaging.

3. PRIZES: Prizes in the Great American Cookies “Keep Santa Jolly 12/21/15 Facebook Giveaway” Contest will be awarded as follows:

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: One grand prize winner (“Winner”) will be awarded a Great American Cookies gift card in the amount of $250.

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $250

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any or all of the prizes with any article or service of similar or greater value at its sole discretion. Prizes may not be assigned or transferred. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest period.

4. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: The Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes and/or any other fees/costs associated with the prize or receipt of the prize.

5. RELEASE: By receipt of any prize, Winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and affiliated companies, suppliers, distributors and advertising/promotion agencies, as well as each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action including, but not limited to, personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt, use or misuse of any prize.

6. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal U.S. residents physically located and residing in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. The Contest, and any website pages relating thereto, is intended for viewing only within the United States. The Sponsor, their respective promotions agencies, any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, partners, principals, partnerships, employees or agents (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and their immediate families (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters, regardless of where they reside) and members of their households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Contest.

7. WINNER SELECTION: A panel of qualified judges, composed of Great American Cookies employees and members of Great American Cookie’s promotional agency, will determine in its sole discretion the Winner from among all eligible Entries received, based on criteria (the “Judging Criteria”) including but not limited to: (i) Photo clarity and (ii) the nature of the photo subject’s emotional state while sitting on Santa’s lap.

One Grand Prize Winner will be selected on or by December 23, 2015 and notified on or around December 23, 2015 via Facebook comment or private message.

Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her Facebook account for prize notification or other communications related to this Contest. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Sponsor within forty-eight (48) hours using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize.

Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential Winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential Winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential Winner will be disqualified.

8. CERTAIN ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: By participating, entrants agree that the Sponsors, those involved in the development, production (including prize suppliers), implementation and distribution of this promotion and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers, and agencies, and their directors, officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and any other person or entity associated with such entities and/or promotion shall not be liable for any and all claims, damages, losses or injuries, including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, this Contest, including entry and participation is this Contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes. All entrants further agree that in the event of any third party claims, damages, losses or injuries, arising from or relating to this Contest, they will indemnify Sponsors from any and all such claims, including the attorneys’ fees related thereto. Sponsors shall not be liable for entries and Winner notification responses that are delayed, lost, misdirected, mis-delivered, marked postage-due, illegible, mutilated, incorrect or incomplete, and such entries will be not be eligible for this Contest. The Sponsors shall not be responsible for any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Contest. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest.

9. WINNERS LIST: To receive a copy of the Official Contest Rules, or a list of Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “GAC Keep Santa Jolly 12/21/15 Facebook Giveaway”, 100 Painters Mill Rd., Suite 600 Owings Mills, MD 21117. Specify winner’s list or Official Contest Rules on your request. All requests must be made by March 1, 2016.

10. PUBLICITY: Except where legally prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Sponsors to use the Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials, in printed, broadcast or new media, in perpetuity, in any manner they deem appropriate in connection with promoting this or any other Contest and/or promotion sponsored by them, without further compensation in connection with this Contest or the prize awarded.

11. APPLICABLE LAW: These rules are governed by the laws of the State of Georgia without giving effect to conflicts of law rules.

12. ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a further condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that (a) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any Grand Prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively, by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”); (b) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (c) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney’s fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

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