2019 DEKALB® Asgrow® #MyFarmMyYield Sweepstakes Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The 2019 DEKALB® Asgrow® #MyFarmMyYield Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on August 27, 2019 at 12:00:01 am CT and ends on December 3, 2019 at 5:00:00 pm CT (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock for the Sweepstakes.
1 Terms and Conditions. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you fully and unconditionally accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of the Sponsor as final and binding as it relates to the Sweepstakes. You agree that Sponsor shall retain full authority, in its sole discretion, to interpret and administer these Official Rules, and you agree to be bound by all decisions and interpretations made in good faith by Sponsor, or its designee.
2 Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents, excluding residents of Rhode Island, New York and Florida who: (a) are at least 18 years of age and the age of majority in their state of residence, (b) have or open a free Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account during the Sweepstakes Period, and (c) were a grower of Asgrow, DEKALB or Deltapine products prior to August 27, 2019. Employees, officers and directors, their immediate family members (spouse, siblings, children and parents, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of Monsanto Company (the “Sponsor”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and those entities associated with the development, distribution or implementation of this Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate.
3 Entry Method. During the Sweepstakes Entry Period, an eligible person can enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize in one of three ways (each, an “Entry Post”), but Entry Method B (social media platform entry) is the only entry method accepted for Impromptu and Weekly Prizes:
A. By (i) attending the Farm Progress® Show in Decatur, Illinois from August 27-29, 2019, (ii) visiting and checking in at Sponsor’s booth, and (iii) taking an original photograph with the #14 DEKALB Ford Mustang.
B. By logging into his or her Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account and posting his or her DEKALB or Asgrow product number (required) and his or her corresponding yield number (optional) for the product number as of the date of entry, as calculated by his or her yield monitor, with the hashtags #MyFarmMyYield and #contest. Entrants may also include a photograph of the entrant’s harvest experience, crops or yield, or another photograph that he or she feels represents his or her yield, if they so choose. The inclusion of a photograph will not affect the entrant’s chances of winning. Posts on entrant’s own page or as a reply or re-tweet to a post made by Sponsor relating to this Sweepstakes will be eligible to win a Prize.
To be a valid entry, all Entry Posts via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter must:
1. Include the entrant’s DEKALB or Asgrow product number;
2. Include the hashtags #MyFarmMyYield and #contest if submitted via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter;
3. Be accurate and truthful, not misleading, and only present accurate yield information;
4. Be original, and feature no identifiable person, brands, logos, names, copyrighted works or other creative works or designs, unless owned by the entrant or Sponsor;
5. Not be offensive or disparaging or infringing of any rights of others, and be in good taste and appropriate for the Facebook audience and Sponsor’s followers, in Sponsor’s sole discretion; and
6. Comply with all Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, as applicable, Terms of Service and Rules and these Official Rules.
C. By submitting his or her DEKALB or Asgrow product number and his or her corresponding yield number (optional) for the product number as of the date of entry, as calculated by his or her yield monitor, at the online submission form here: https://www.dekalbasgrowdeltapine.com/en-us/success-stories/harvest-contest.html. To be a valid entry, all product number Entry Posts must:
1. Include the entrant’s DEKALB or Asgrow product number;
2. Be accurate and truthful, not misleading, and only present accurate yield information; and
3. Be original, and feature no identifiable person, brands, logos, names, copyrighted works or other creative works or designs, unless owned by the entrant or Sponsor.
By posting an Entry Post that complies with the above, a person will have one entry in the Sweepstakes. An eligible person can enter up to one time per day during the Sweepstakes Entry Period; however, entrants wishing to submit multiple Entry Posts via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter during the Sweepstakes Entry Period should submit different photos/information, rather than re-entering photos that have been previously submitted. Sharing or re-tweeting an Entry Post will not count as an additional entry. No entrant may use more than one Facebook account, more than one Instagram account or more than one Twitter account to enter the Sweepstakes.
By entering, a person agrees to adhere to these Official Rules and all rules established by Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Each entrant hereby grants a complete release of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from all claims, losses and harms that the entrant may allege or incur relating to this Sweepstakes, and acknowledges and agrees that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
All entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the status of any entry; provided that, Sponsor may in its sole discretion decide to correspond with entrants on a case by case basis regarding entry requirements. Entries that do not comply with the rules of the Sweepstakes on the applicable Drawing Date (as defined below) will result in disqualification. Incomplete or illegible entries or entry material will not be considered. Entries will be void if electronically or mechanically reproduced, forged, defective, altered or obtained through unauthorized channels or if they contain production, typographical, electronic, mechanical or other errors. The Sweepstakes is subject to change without notification in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time which, in Sponsor’s opinion, is offensive, contains unsuitable material, endangers the safety or well-being of any person, or if it is determined the entrant has not complied with these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed, not visible or misdirected entries; all of which will be void in Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the Authorized Account Holder of the email address associated with the Facebook account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “Authorized Account Holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the Authorized Account Holders.
4 License Grant. Entering this Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full agreement to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display the Entry Post in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including without limitation by re-posting an Entry Post for promotional or marketing purposes or otherwise using it in connection with Sponsor’s social media accounts. Entrant also grants a waiver and full release relating to the Entry Posts, including without limitation waiving rights of publicity or privacy of entrant. If requested, entrant will sign any documents that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the Entry Post and all components thereof. By entering, you warrant and represent that you are the sole and exclusive owner of the Entry Post and all components thereof and that the same will not infringe on any rights of any third parties, and you further agree that your Entry Post and all components thereof conforms to these Official Rules.
5 Winner Selection.
Weekly Prize Selection: On or about the following “Drawing Dates,” Sponsor will randomly select one (1) weekly winner from the compliant Entry Posts on social media received during the “Drawing Periods” specified below to win a Weekly Prize (as defined below), for a total of fourteen (14) weekly winners. Only one (1) winner will be selected for each “Entry Week.” No person may be selected as a Weekly Prize winner more than once.
|Week||Entry Dates||Weekly Drawing Date|
|1||8-27-19 – 9-2-19 by 5pm CST||9-5-2019|
|2||9-3-19 – 9-9-19 by 5pm CST||9-12-2019|
|3||9-10-19 – 9-16-19 by 5pm CST||9-19-2019|
|4||9-17-19 – 9-23-19 by 5pm CST||9-26-2019|
|5||9-24-19 – 9-30-19 by 5pm CST||10-3-2019|
|6||10-1-19 – 10-7-19 by 5pm CST||10-10-2019|
|7||10-8-19 – 10-14-19 by 5pm CST||10-17-2019|
|8||10-15-19 – 10-21-19 by 5pm CST||10-24-2019|
|9||10-22-19 – 10-28-19 by 5pm CST||10-31-2019|
|10||10-29-19 – 11-4-19 by 5pm CST||11-7-2019|
|11||11-5-19 – 11-11-19 by 5pm CST||11-14-2019|
|12||11-12-19 – 11-18-19 by 5pm CST||11-21-2019|
|13||11-19-19 – 11-25-19 by 5pm CST||11-28-2019|
|14||11-26-19 – 12-2-19 by 5pm CST||12-5-2019|
Grand Prize Selection: On or about December 4, 2019, Sponsor will randomly select one winner from all Entry Posts received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period to win the Grand Prize (as defined below).
Impromptu Prize Selection: From time to time, Sponsor will randomly hold additional drawings or other similar limited-time prompts during the Sweepstakes Entry Period to win smaller valued prizes (as further discussed below). Impromptu Prize drawings will only include entries received through the social media entry mechanism unless otherwise specified by Sponsor. Instructions on the exact entry method to use to be entered to win an Impromptu Prize will be provided through surprise social media posts or tweets by Sponsor. Winners of the Impromptu Prizes remain eligible to win the Grand Prize.
Prize Selection Generally: Sponsor will notify potential winners by sending a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter message to each potential winner, if applicable, or using the contact information provided on the online submission form. The potential winners will be required to contact Sponsor within five (5) business days and complete, sign and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within fourteen (14) days of receipt of such documents from Sponsor before accepting the Prize. If such documents are not returned to Sponsor prior to such deadline, any Prize won may be forfeited in Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event that more than one (1) prospective winner for any particular Prize is inadvertently named, Sponsor will randomly select one winner from among such persons to be deemed the winner. Except where prohibited by law, the winner also grants Sponsor the right to use the winner’s submission, full name, hometown, images and likenesses for advertising, publicity and promotion purposes, including print, broadcast and on-line announcements, without further compensation than the said Prize and at no expense to the winner.
Grand Prize: On or about December 4, 2019, Sponsor will conduct one drawing from all Entry Posts received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period to select one person to receive a Grand Prize as follows: One Kawasaki® MULE PRO-FXR™. The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize will be $14,999.
Winner shall be responsible for all registrations, and compliance with all local, state and federal rules, ordinances, laws and regulations, including those registrations, rules, and regulations imposed by the applicable Departments of Transportation. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Kawasaki is not involved in the administration or promotion of this Sweepstakes.
Impromptu Prizes: From time to time, Sponsor may give out additional Impromptu Prizes to one or more entrants. Such Impromptu Prizes consist of varying items/merchandise customized with the DEKALB® and/or Asgrow® logo(s). The approximate retail value of each Impromptu Prize will be between $3 - $300.
Weekly Prizes: On or about each of the Drawing Dates set our above, Sponsor will randomly select one entrant to receive a “Weekly Prize.” The Weekly Prizes consist of a personalized flag customized with the DEKALB® and/or Asgrow® logos. The approximate retail value of each Weekly Prize will be $112. The Weekly prize may be promoted in advance of and/or during the applicable Entry Week at Sponsor’s discretion.
The Impromptu Prizes, Weekly Prizes, and the Grand Prize are each referred to herein as a “Prize” and collectively, the “Prizes.”
All third party trademarks associated with the Prizes are owned by their respective owners, none of which are sponsors of this Sweepstakes. Decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The Prizes are not transferable. No substitution or cash redemption of the Prizes, or any portion thereof, is allowed, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any difference in the stated ARV and the actual value of the Prizes will not be awarded. Sponsor is not responsible for any lost or stolen Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for the inability of any winner to accept or use any Prize (or portion thereof) for any reason. If the potential winner is found to be ineligible, does not comply with these Official Rules or declines to accept the Prize, the potential winner may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and in such case Sponsor may select an alternate winner in a random drawing from remaining eligible entries.
Odds: The odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period, as applicable, but are estimated at 1/300. The odds of winning an Impromptu Prize depend on the number of entries received during the applicable drawing period specified by Sponsor upon announcement of the Impromptu Prize drawing.
7 Taxes. By entering, each entrant understands and agrees that if he/she wins the Prize, the entrant is solely responsible for the use, care and maintenance of the Prize, including (without limitation) any and all insurance requirements, licensing requirements, and liability for use. PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” WITH NO REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND BY SPONSOR, AND EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. The Internal Revenue Service requires Form 1099-MISC to be issued and filed for each recipient who received a prize/award if the annual aggregate is at least $600 or more. If requested by Sponsor, the potential winner will be required to complete, sign and return to Sponsor an IRS Form W-9 prior to receiving the Prize. Failure to complete, sign and return a W-9 will result in the winner being disqualified, and in such case Sponsor will select an alternate winner in a random drawing from remaining eligible entries. The winner should consult his/her tax advisor for the proper tax treatment of this income on his/her tax return.
8 Compliance with Laws. Receipt of the Prize is conditioned upon the entrant’s compliance with these Official Rules and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (IN SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL WINNER PRIVILEGES WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. If any provision of these Official Rules shall be deemed to violate any federal, state or municipal law, it shall be amended to conform to such law and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
9 Termination. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Examples of reasons for termination or modification of the Sweepstakes may include (without limitation) Sponsor’s inability to reasonably or fairly conduct or administer the Sweepstakes due to business changes, viruses, malware, security breaches, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control. If Sponsor modifies, cancels, terminates or suspends the Sweepstakes, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, randomly select winners from all eligible, non-suspect, entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Official Rules. Any attempt by an entrant 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, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
10 Additional Conditions. Each entrant agrees to, accepts and shall abide by these Official Rules of this Sweepstakes and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this Sweepstakes, rule interpretation or award of the Prize, shall be resolved by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the printing of these Official Rules, administration of this Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any winner(s) or Prize(s).
11 Hold Harmless/Release. BY PARTICIPATING, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, PARTICIPATING SPONSORS, AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENCIES FROM ANY LIABILITY WHATSOEVER, AND WAIVE AND RELEASE SUCH PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL CAUSES OF ACTION, FOR ANY CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS, COSTS, INJURIES, LOSSES AND DAMAGES RELATED TO PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, DAMAGE TO OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY, DEFAMATION OR PORTRAYAL IN A FALSE LIGHT, WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE EVENT OR ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, OR USE/MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, PARTICIPATION IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, WHETHER UNDER A THEORY OF CONTRACT, TORTS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OR CAUSE OF ACTION.
12 Disputes. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF MISSOURI WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, the entrant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Missouri having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
13 Winners List/Official Rules. To obtain the name of the Sweepstakes winner and Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to HLK Agency, 1141 S 7th St, St. Louis, MO 63104, Attn.: Mark Baldridge.
14 Sponsor. The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Monsanto Company, 800 N Lindbergh Blvd, St Louis, MO 63167.