Wine Refrigerator Sweepstakes Official Rules


SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Tasting Merchants Wine Refrigerator Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) will begin on October 7, 2019 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time and end on November 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries must be submitted during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible. Sweepstakes subject to these Official Rules (“Official Rules”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age (“Entrants”). This Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, all other U.S. territories and possessions, and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law.
The following persons are not eligible: (1) employees, officers, directors, agents, or representatives of (a) Highway 29 Creative; (b) licensed alcoholic beverage retailers, wholesalers, or distributors; and (c) any parent company, affiliate, subsidiary, agent and representative of any entity referred to in (a), (b); and (2) immediate family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandparents and in-laws, regardless of where they live) and those living in their household (whether or not related) and of any person referred to in (1) above. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit, and follow the instructions for entry. Entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period.

Limit one (1) entry per person, regardless of method of entry, during the Sweepstakes Period. All entries in excess of this limit will be deemed void. Use (or attempted use) of multiple names, identities, telephone numbers, email addresses and/or any automated, macro, script, robotic or other systems(s) or program(s) to participate in this Sweepstakes is prohibited and is grounds for disqualification. Sponsor is the official timekeeper of the Sweepstakes. All entries are subject to verification at any time. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of identity and/or eligibility (in a form acceptable to the Sponsor – including, without limitation, government issued photo identification) to participate in this Sweepstakes. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of the Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification of the applicable entries that cannot be verified to the satisfaction of the Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion.

PRIZE. One (1)  Winner will win an 18-bottle wine refrigerator or cooler (the “Prize”). The brand and features are at the sole discretion of Tasting Merchants and any photo representation of the Prize used in conjunction of the promotion of this sweepstakes is for illustrative purposes only and is not a meant as an actual representation of the exact brand model of the Prize.

Tasting Merchants will provide complimentary shipping of the Prize to the Winner to an address within the continental United States. Tasting Merchants is not responsible for any fees or costs associated with receiving the package at said address or for any missed delivery attempts or redirections. If the Prize is delivered damaged, the Winner must notify Tasting Merchants within one business day and provide photo proof of damage. Tasting Merchants will make a good faith effort to replace the Prize, but cannot guarantee a replacement will be provided. Once the Prize ships, the Winner assumes responsibility for the Prize and its timely delivery.


WINNER SELECTION: A winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received for the Sweepstakes, in a random drawing to take place on or about December 1, 2019. Odds of being selected are determined by the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The first Selected Entrants drawn will be the Winner.

NOTIFICATION: Selected Entrant will be notified by email on or about December 1, 2019. In order to be eligible to receive the Prize, Selected Entrant will be required to sign and return within five (5) business days of receipt an affidavit or declaration of eligibility and liability/publicity release and any other required materials, which: (i) confirms compliance with these Official Rules; (ii) acknowledges acceptance of the Prize as awarded; (iii) releases Tasting Merchants and its respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns from any and all liability in connection with this Sweepstakes, his/her participation therein and/or the awarding and use/misuse of the Prize or any portion thereof; and (iv) agrees to the publication, reproduction and/or other use of his/her name, statements about the Sweepstakes and/or photograph or other likeness without further notice or compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast or the internet. If the Selected Entrant: (a) fails to return the properly executed Sweepstakes documents, including Guest’s affidavit/declaration form, within the specified time; and/or (b) cannot accept the Prize as awarded for any reason; then he/she may be disqualified (and will forfeit all rights to the Prize) and Tasting Merchants reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant from among the remaining eligible entries, such draw to be conducted on or about December 6, 2019. Any alternate winner so selected will be notified by email on or about December 7, 2019 (in which case the provisions of this section shall apply to such new Selected Entrant, modified as necessary). Once the affidavit is received, the Winner must provide their shipping address within 1 business day. The Prize will be shipped on or about December 6, 2019.

CONDITIONS: Selected Entrant consents to the use of his or her name, likeness by the Sponsor for advertising purposes without additional compensation unless otherwise prohibited by law. All entries must be complete to be eligible and the Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, stolen or misdirected mail/email. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

By entering, participants and Selected Entrant agrees to be bound by the Official Rules and release Tasting Merchants and its parents, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, agents, employees, advertising agencies, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes from and against any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from the Sweepstakes and/or use of the prizes, including, without limitation, liability for death, personal injury, damage or loss. All decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding; and Entrants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or Official Rules, except where prohibited by law.

Disputes will be governed by the internal laws of the State of Minnesota and venue for any legal action or claim must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Minnesota. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Sweepstakes or violating the Official Rules.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Tasting Merchants is not responsible for: (a) lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable, incomplete, illegible or indecipherable entries due to, among other things, system errors or failures or otherwise, or faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, bugs and/or problems related to the online entry; (b) technical failures of any kind; (c) failures of any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (d) unauthorized human and/or mechanical intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (e) technical or human error that may occur or be encountered by Entrants in the entry process, or by the Sponsor in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries, including computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, the presence of computer viruses or other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature; (f) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries ; or (g) any injury or damage to persons or property (including death) which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from any Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. Tasting Merchants may prohibit a Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, undermine or harass any other players or Tasting Merchants representatives. In the event of a system malfunction or the presence of a virus, Tasting Merchants reserves the right to modify or terminate the Sweepstakes at its sole discretion.

WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL: Except as prohibited by applicable law and as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant hereby irrevocably and perpetually waives any right s/he may have to a trial by jury in respect of any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Sweepstakes, any document or agreement entered into in connection herewith, any prize available in connection herewith, and any of the transactions contemplated hereby or thereby.

PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY: All personal information collected by Tasting Merchants will be used for administration of the Sweepstakes. Tasting Merchants reserves the right and all Entrants expressly agree that Tasting Merchants may use the name and/or pseudonym of the Selected Entrant and/or all photographs and videos at whatever location such visual material may be produced, except as prohibited by law. Use may include the Internet, such as the websites of Tasting Merchants, its social network pages including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc. and other publicity, magazines, catalogs or other media. In addition, Entrants may elect to receive email correspondence from, or on behalf of Tasting Merchants subject to Tasting Merchants’s privacy policy. Please refer to Tasting Merchants’s privacy policy located at to learn how to unsubscribe and for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor.

OFFICIAL RULES AND WINNER LIST: For a copy of these Official Rules or the Selected Entrant list, please send a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Tasting Merchants, 2915 James Ave S #303, Minneapolis, MN 55408. (Requests must be received by December 1, 2019.)