Sweepstakes: The Waves’ Giveaway of Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Eligibility.  The Waves’ Giveaway of Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to all natural persons who are legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old at time of entry. Void outside the USA, in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and other United States territories and possessions.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

Sponsorship.  The Sweepstakes sponsor is The Slate Group LLC (“Sponsor”), located at 15 MetroTech Center, 8th Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11201.  Sponsor and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration, judging or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, the immediate family members of such individuals, are not eligible to participate.  Sponsor will conduct the Sweepstakes substantially as described in these Official Rules.

Entry Period. This Sweepstakes begins on January 16, 2020 at 10:01 AM EST and ends on January 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST (“Entry Period”).

How to Enter.  During the Entry Period, send an email to thewaves@slate.com entering yourself in the Sweepstakes.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned.

Limitations on Entries.  LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON DURING THE ENTRY PERIOD.  No third party entry or entry through any sweepstakes service is permitted.  Any person who attempts or otherwise encourages the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter or encourage multiple or false entries, as determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified.  Use of robotic entry devices is strictly prohibited.

Grand Prizes. One (1) copy of Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, a book by Marcia Chatelain, will be awarded to three different individual winners. Sponsor will work with Liveright (“Publisher”) to send a copy to each winner at Publisher’s cost. Selection of shipping method and other shipping arrangements are solely within the discretion of Sponsor and Publisher. Each winner agrees to accept the Grand Prize “as is” and entrants hereby acknowledge that neither Sponsor nor Publisher is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee relative to each Grand Prize. Additional terms and conditions may apply to shipping suppliers for which Sponsor and Publisher shall not be responsible or liable in any way for any cancellations, losses or damages. Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $28.95, exclusive of all taxes. Any difference between stated approximate retail value and actual value of Grand Prize will not be awarded. Winner must provide Sponsor with a valid name, physical mailing address, and phone number before prize will be awarded.

Drawing. Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries collected during the Entry Period taking place on or about January 27, 2020 at Sponsor’s principal place of business. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions and interpretations on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules are final and binding in all respects. Each winner will be notified by email at the email address on the winner’s entry. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or winner and may refuse to award a prize to a person who is not eligible or has violated a rule, gained unfair advantage in the Sweepstakes, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means. If there is a dispute about the identity of an entrant, prize will be awarded to the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by the internet service provider responsible for the domain associated with the submitted email address. If winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with Sweepstakes rules, winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be awarded the prize in a separate random drawing. Winner will be notified by email at the email address on winner’s entry, and will be asked for their name, physical mailing address, and phone number by email. Failure of winner to respond to email notification of prize within seventy-two (72) hours of notification may result in disqualification of winner and an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing at Sponsor’s discretion. Prize will be sent to winner by U.S. mail within fourteen (14) days after winner has been notified and accepted the prize. If prize is returned as undeliverable, then prize will be forfeited and another winner will be randomly drawn.

Odds.  The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received, according to the eligibility requirements in the Sweepstakes.

WARNING:  ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE ANY SPONSOR-OWNED WEBSITE OR MOBILE APPLICATION OR RELATED SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE, THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE INTERFERE WITH OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

General Terms.  By entering this Sweepstakes, you promise to abide by the Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse, disqualify or withdraw any entry at any time.  Sponsor will not be responsible for any injury, damage or loss of any kind arising out of your participation in the Sweepstakes.  YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY OR ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, INJURIES, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  Except where prohibited by law, by accepting prize, winner grants Sponsor a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use winner’s name, photograph, voice, and/or likeness without further authorization, compensation, or remuneration of any kind for advertising, promotion and other publicity purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world.

Winner’s Name.  The name of winners is available only until February 3, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST. To receive the name of the winners, where permitted by law, or a printed copy of the Sweepstakes Official Rules, please contact Sponsor by email at thewaves@slate.com.