Advent Calendar 2020 Sweepstakes
Official Rules

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 

  1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: Christkindlmarket Advent Calendar 2020 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on December 1, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. CT and ends on December 24, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. CT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). There will be twenty-four (24) daily Entry Periods within the Sweepstakes Period. Each daily Entry Period begins at 10:00 a.m. CT and ends at 10:00 p.m. CT each day beginning on December 1, 2020 and ending on December 24, 2020.  Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for the Sweepstakes. 
  2. ELIGIBILITY:  Sweepstakes only open to residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) or D.C. who have reached the age of majority. Employees of Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, fulfillment and advertising and promotion agencies (“Sweepstakes Entities”), and any entity providing a prize for the Sweepstakes, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside, hereinafter “Family”), and those living in the same household of each such individual, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. 
  3. HOW TO ENTER:  

METHOD OF ENTRY: There is one method of entry for this Sweepstakes.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  

To enter, you must have or create a Facebook account. Membership on Facebook is free. After you have established your Facebook account, visit the official Christkindlmarket Chicago Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Christkindlmarket and follow the Christkindlmarket Chicago Facebook page during the Sweepstakes Period.   Enter by clicking the “like” button located on the corresponding post for that Entry Period. The Sweepstakes Entry will only be awarded upon first time click of the Like button featured on the Christkindlmarket Chicago Page after registration is complete. 

By entering via a third party social network site, you are authorizing Sponsor to access and utilize portions of your social network site information. Sponsor reserves the right, at any time and for any reason or for no reason, to disassociate any person from its social media network page/following by any means then technically available to it (for example, “blocking” your account from liking or following Sponsor’s account). 

Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor cannot control certain factors relating to use of the Facebook platform, including, without limitation, errors, cancellation of accounts or technical malfunctions that may affect any Entrant’s ability to enter, win, view, be advised of, be eligible for or be properly considered in the Sweepstakes. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same Facebook account or email address. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different Facebook accounts, email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of a Entrant, a person who can demonstrate the ability to log into the applicable account with the correct username and password will be deemed the Entrant who submitted the entry. Sponsor may message Entrant via Facebook direct message to obtain email address for verification. Facebook is not a sponsor, does not endorse, does not administer, and is in no way affiliated with the Sweepstakes. 

LIMITS: There is a limit of one (1) entry per person per Entry Period, total of twenty-four (24) for the entire Sweepstakes Period.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. 

ENTRANT DATA AND PRIVACYSubmission of an entry and any prize notification documents (“Entrant Data”) constitutes your consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address, and other details for Sweepstakes administration purposes. Any Entrant Data shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by entrants at the time of entry, with these Official Rules, and with Sponsor’s Online Privacy Policy, which can be found: https://www.christkindlmarket.com/privacy-policy/.  It is the general policy of Sponsor not to share personally identifiable information with third parties.  

By accepting a prize, a Winner consents to the use of his/her first name and last initial on the Christkindlmarket Chicago Facebook page, and the use of his/her full name for promotional purposes by Sponsor and its designees, including but not limited to the posting of Winner’s name on the Sponsor website, in a Winners List, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law (“Promotions”). All copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights in such Promotions shall be owned by Sponsor or its licensors and winner hereby disclaims and waives any claim of right to such Promotions. Such Promotions shall be solely under control of Sponsor or its licensors, and winner hereby waives any claim of control over the Promotions content as well as any possible claims of misuse of winner’s name under contract, tort or any other theory of law. 

Note About Internet: Normal Internet access, data, and usage charges imposed by your Internet service provider may apply. 

Note About Mobile: If Entrant opts to participate in this Sweepstakes via their mobile device, standard data charges may apply for data sent or received from Entrant’s device according to the terms and conditions of Entrant’s service agreement with Entrant’s wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime, data charges, and carrier charges) and may appear on Entrant’s mobile phone bill or be deducted from Entrant’s prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers’ rate plans or data plans may vary, and Entrant should contact Entrant’s wireless carrier for more information on charges relating to Entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes. Participation in this Sweepstakes by mobile phone means that Entrant understands that Entrant may receive additional data from Sponsor relating to this Sweepstakes, including notifications to Entrant if Entrant is a potential winner in this Sweepstakes, which will be subject to the charges pursuant to Entrant’s carrier’s rate plan. Cell phone/internet service may not be available in all areas. Entrant should check Entrant’s phone’s capabilities for specific instructions. 

  1. PRIZES, PRIZE DRAWING, AND ODDS OF WINNING:  

PRIZE DRAWING:  Sponsor will conduct one (1) random prize drawings per Entry Period, for a total of twenty-four (24) drawings during the entire Sweepstakes Period.  The drawings will be conducted within 24 hours of the end of each Entry Period from all eligible entries received during that Entry Period. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Non-winning entries from each Entry Period will not carry forward nor be included in subsequent Entry Periods of this Sweepstakes. Non-winning entries at the end of the entire Sweepstakes Period will not carry forward to or be included in any subsequent sweepstakes or prize drawings of Sponsor. 

PRIZE DETAILS:  Total of twenty-four (24) prizes. Prize Winners will receive the prize listed in Appendix 1 for the Entry Period in which Winner is selected. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all Prizes is U.S. $1,723.74. Third-party providers of prizes are not affiliated with, do not sponsor, and have not endorsed the Sweepstakes.  May need to include requirement of a 1099 form if a single prize is over $600. 

PRIZE AWARDING:  Winners will be notified directly via their Facebook account to confirm email, then will be directly contacted by email. The Potential Winner is responsible for responding and providing the correct ship-to address within the contiguous United States within 10 days after issuance of notification. A signature will be required at the time of delivery. All Prizes will be awarded, provided more than enough entries have been received. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize. No transfers, cash awards, or prize substitutions are permitted, except by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Prize awarded is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Prize winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, and where legal, a publicity release (collectively, the “Affidavit”), and return same, properly executed, within seven (7) days of issuance of notification. If a potential winner cannot be contacted after a reasonable number of attempts; is ineligible according to these Official Rules; fails to provide the required information and/or return the required documents within the specified time period; if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable; a potential winner decides to decline his/her prize for any reason whatsoever, or if a potential winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit his/her prize and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner from among all remaining eligible entries received, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Upon disqualification, no compensation will be given. Once the required information and official paperwork are received within the specified time period, verified, and receive final approval by Sweepstakes Entities, then and only then will a potential Sweepstakes winner become an actual Winner. Prize will be awarded in the name of the Winner. Decisions of the Sponsor are final in all respects of the Sweepstakes.   

PRIZES WILL BE ACCEPTED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). Sweepstakes Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a prize manufacturer that may be sent along with a prize. Winner will not be obligated to purchase any other Sponsor products or services. Winner is responsible for reviewing all prize information and for any use of the prize.  Without limiting the foregoing, Winner is responsible for reviewing all ingredient, allergen, and product information of any prize.  

  1. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY/RELEASE: Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human or printing error in these rules or any promotional materials, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, or for late, lost, stolen, illegible or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If, in the Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of this Sweepstakes, or if any difficulties compromise the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right to void any entries at issue and/or to suspend, modify or cancel, or terminate this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time without notice and award the prizes in a random drawing from among all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the termination date. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an entry, entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Facebook account. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the Facebook account associated with the winning Entry.  In the event of time of war, national emergency, pandemic or national health crisis, accident, dangerous weather conditions, fire, riot, strikes, lock-outs, industrial disputes, acts of terrorism or other matters beyond the Sponsor’s reasonable control, Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the Sweepstakes. Notice of such action will be posted online atwww.christkindlmarket.com. Caution: Any attempt by a participant or any other individual to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  

Entrants indemnify, release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and Facebook from losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation, death and bodily injury, resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of the prize, or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor has not arranged for nor carries any insurance of any kind for the benefit of Entrant or that of Entrant’s heirs, executors and administrators relative to Entrant’s use of the prize awarded to Entrant; and that Entrant is solely responsible for obtaining and paying for any insurance relative to the prize awarded to Entrant.   

  1. DISPUTES:  This Sweepstakes is conducted in English.  Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the participant and Sponsor in connection with this promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Illinois without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than in Illinois. 

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY.   

  1. DISPUTE RESOLUTION:  The parties each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Sponsor shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Illinois and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties.  In arbitration, there is no judge orjury and review is limited.  The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction.  The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS.  In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service.  If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Chicago, IL, Washington, DC, New York City, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX (whichever is closest to entrant’s residence); provided, however, if none of these locations are convenient for the hearing, the parties may mutually agree on an alternative location.  The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration.  Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Illinois. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing).  Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court. 
  2. WHO WON:  For the names of the prize winners, available from 60 days from the date of the drawing, please access:https://www.christkindlmarket.com/2020-advent-winners/. For names of winners/available after the sixty-day period has passed (up to thirty days after the expiration of this deadline), send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope to Christkindlmarket Advent Calendar 2020 Winner’s Name Request, 150 North Michigan Avenue, 35th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601.  
  3. SPONSOR: German American Events, LLC, 150 North Michigan Avenue, 35thFloor, Chicago, IL 60601.
  4. MISCELLANEOUS: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Affidavit will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event thatany provision of the Official Rules or the Affidavit is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.  When terms such as “may” are used in these Official Rules, Sponsor has sole and absolute discretion.  Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules.  Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof.  In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on the Website and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. 

 

Date

Prize

Considerations

Approximate Retail Value

12/1/2020

One (1) registration to one (1) of the Virtual German Cooking Demonstrations with the Christkindlmarket and The Chopping Block

Available dates remaining are December 9, 2020 and December 19, 2020; must be redeemed in advance; offer expires December 15, 2020; subject to availability.

$30.00

12/2/2020

Gift basket featuring two 15-ounce tins of Bob’s Hot Chocolate Mix and 12 Hot Chocolate Stix

Ingredients: Imported Dark and Milk Belgian Chocolate, Sugar, Madagascar Vanilla, Sea Salt

$200.00

12/3/2020

Stabilo Journaling Packing including 20-piece Color Parade; Pen 68 30-piece wallet; Point Max Bright 4-piece wallet; BOSS 15 color desk set; Swing Cool 15-piece Pastel; Point Visco 10-piece drum

 

$152.00

12/4/2020

Leifheit gift package featuring their Spiralizer/Slicer; 2-in-1 Spatula and Tongs; Garlic Press; Vegetable Peeler; and Glass Bottle

 

$89.00

12/5/2020

Christkindlmarket Blanket, Two (2) Traditional Glühwein Mugs, Christkindlmarket Chicago Pin and Christkindlmarket Chicago Popsocket

 

$25.00

12/6/2020

Bahlsen sample package of German cookies

Items may contain nuts, soy, and dairy and are produced in a facility that handles those ingredients

$44.90

12/7/2020

Meinels Stick Tablecloth and table runners

 

$50.00

12/8/2020

Villeroy&Boch Toys Delight Decoration Ornaments Tableware set red, 3pcs

 

$23.99

12/9/2020

Deuter Speed Lite 20 backpack

 

$75.00

12/10/2020

KillerSpin Impact Mini Ping Pong Table and set of Jet Set 2 Premium paddles with three balls

 

$350.00

12/11/2020

Box of BillyDoe Meats variety of cuts featuring lamb, goat, and beef

 

$150.00

12/12/2020

 $200 Disney® gift card

Gift card can be used at participating locations such as:

Walt Disney World® Resort
Disneyland® Resort
Disney store locations in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico
ShopDisney.com
Disney Cruise Line
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
Disney’s Beach Resorts
Adventures by Disney®

$200.00

12/13/2020

Frank’s Ornament House – Pickle Ornament

measures 4 in

$7.95

12/14/2020

One (1) Ultimate Storck Stocking Stuffer filled with a variety of products from creamy and inviting Werther’s Original Caramels and rich merci chocolates to juicy Mamba fruit chews and more!”

Items may contain nuts, soy, and dairy and are produced in a facility that handles those ingredients

$50.00

12/15/2020

One (1) gift basket featuring a 15 bags of Haribo candy, 1 Haribo embroidered fleece blanket, 1 knit hat, 1 key chain, 1 cinch bag, 1 writing pad, and 1 pair of sunglasses

Items may contain nuts, soy, and dairy and are produced in a facility that handles those ingredients

$100.00

12/16/2020

CC Beanie Hat With Pom and CC Cable Mittens (Black)

 

$45.00

12/17/2020

Tea Gschwendner Christmas Collection (Assortment of three teas)

 

$30.00

12/18/2020

Bahlsen sample package of German cookies

Items may contain nuts, soy, and dairy and are produced in a facility that handles those ingredients

$44.90

12/19/2020

Meinels Stick Tablecloth and table runners

 

$50.00

12/20/2020

Dr Silkman’s Beard Care Set

 

$68.00

12/21/2020

The Goethe Insitut Chicago Gifts

 

$30.00

12/22/2020

Villeroy&Boch Cities of the World Mug – Rovianiemi

 

$30.00

12/23/2020

CC Beanie Hat With Pom and CC Cable Mittens (Black)

 

$45.00

12/24/2020

Christkindlmarket Blanket, Two (2) Traditional Glühwein Mugs, Christkindlmarket Chicago PopSocket, Christkindlmarket Chicago Postcards (set of 4)

 

$57.00

 


*Prizes subject to substitution without notice
 
 

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