Xiexie 2023 Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

 1.    Eligibility

         Winter Winnings Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to restaurant owners on the Chinese Menu Online network that are legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry, with the exception of residents of Rhode Island. Employees of Chinese Menu Online (“CMO”) and other companies associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

 2.    Sponsor

         The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Chinese Menu Online located at 8480 Honeycutt Rd. Suite 200, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615.

 3.    Agreement to Official Rules

         Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

 4.    Sweepstakes Period

         The Sweepstakes begins on December 01, 2023 at 12:01 EST and ends on December 31, 2023 at 11:59 EST (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Sweepstakes using any of the following methods:

Online
Mail-In 

 5.    How to Enter

Online: Restaurant owners will automatically be given 1 entry into the sweepstakes if their restaurant is an active client of the Chinese Menu Online platform during the sweepstakes period. Additional entries will be automatically included for the following activities: 

  • Enrollment in autobill during the sweepstakes period – 1 additional entry per restaurant 
  • CMO-powered website listed on restaurant’s Google Business Profile website field during the sweepstakes period – 2 additional entries per restaurant
  • An active restaurant client on the network during the sweepstakes period:
    • for over 2 years – 1 additional entry per restaurant
    • for over 4 years – 2 additional entries per restaurant 
    • for over 6 years – 3 additional entries per restaurant

Via Mail: This method of entry will be available for the entire Sweepstakes Period. On a 3×5 card, handprint your full name, restaurant name, complete address, phone number (including area code) and email address and mail in an envelope with proper postage affixed to:
Chinese Menu Online
ATTN: Winter Winnings
8480 Honeycutt Rd. Suite 200, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27615
Mail-in entries must be hand-printed and mailed in separately. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2023 and received by January 09, 2023.

          Limit one (1) entry per restaurant for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any restaurant, any address, or any owner in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 6.    Prize Drawing

         On or about January 10, 2024, the Sponsor will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about January 20, 2024. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

 7.    Winner Notification

         The potential winners will be notified by email, mail or phone. Each potential Grand and First Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.

 8.    Prizes

         Grand Prize (10) – $500 electronic Visa Gift card. 

Electronic gift cards will be emailed to the winner’s email address. Prizes have no other cash value and cannot be exchanged or sold. Sponsor reserves the right and sole discretion to convert the equivalent amount into a physical Visa Gift Card and mailed to the restaurant’s address.  

9.     General Conditions

         In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

 10.  Release and Limitations of Liability

         By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the “Released Parties)” from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d)lost, late, incomplete, garbled, illegible, undelivered, stolen, damaged, delayed, postage-due or misdirected mail, entries, application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

 11.  Disputes

         Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in North Carolina. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of North Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than North Carolina.

 12.  Privacy

         Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy.

 13.  Winner List

         To request the name of the winner send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to
Chinese Menu Online
ATTN: Restaurant Sweepstakes Winners
8480 Honeycutt Rd. Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615

Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above). For the Winner List, you can also send an email to info@chinesemenuonline.com