Sweepstakes Rules

Official Rules 


This Sweepstakes is sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board (the “Sponsor”), with offices located at 25212 Marguerite Pkwy. Suite 250, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 

I. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Industry Postcard Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes” or “Promotion”) begins 12:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (“EDST”), December 30, 2021 (“Start Date”), and ends 11:59 p.m. EDST February 11, 2022 (“End Date) (collectively the “Sweepstakes Entry Period” or “Sweepstakes Period”). Participation constitutes a participant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes. 

II. ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to Hass avocado industry members who are U.S. citizens or legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) who are eighteen (18) years of age at time of entry and who received Hass AvocadoBoard’s industry postcard encouraging registration on HassAvocadoBoard.com. To participate in the Sweepstakes, an individual must have Internet access and have completed a new registration to HassAvocadoBoard.com at HassAvocadoBoard.com/register within the Sweepstakes Period. Board officers, members, directors and employees (full-time or part-time) of the Sponsor, and any of their respective parent companies, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, dealers, franchisees, licensees, distributors, suppliers, subsidiaries, participating retailers, advertising / promotion / judging agencies, persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes administrator (collectively, the “Released Entities”) and the immediate family members, which includes spouses, sibling, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, and where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. 

III. HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES: Upon receipt of the industry postcard encouraging registration at HassAvocadoBoard.com/register, complete the registration form within the Sweepstakes Period. After submitting a completed registration to HassAvocadoBoard.com,  you are deemed an Entrant (“Entrant”) and automatically entered into the Sweepstakes drawing. Limit one (1) unique website registration per person/unique email address allowed during the Entry Period. Entries in excess of such allowance will be discarded. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person that submits more than maximum allowed entries. 

IV. WINNERS DRAWING, NOTIFICATION AND ODDS: One (1) potential First Prize Winner (the “Winner”) will be chosen by a random drawing on or about February 11, 2022, from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, by the independent Sweepstakes Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the drawings. The potential Winner will be notified by phone and/or email. if potential Winner cannot be reached within two (2) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or does not respond with complete contact information as requested by voice message, or whose phone provider indicates that the phone number is invalid or unable to receive the communication (even if ultimately delivered thereafter), or found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential Winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Released Entities are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, damaged, intercepted, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the potential Winner. 

Odds of winning in the drawing depend upon the number of entries received by the time of the drawing. 

V. PRIZE (“Prize”): One (1) Prize Winner will receive a premium branded hard cooler. Total Prize ARV not to exceed $500.00 (USD).  

VI. PRIZE TERMS AND CONDITIONS: All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The value of the Prize may be taxable as income and the potential Winner is solely responsible for all matters relating to the Prize, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state and local taxes that become due with respect to the Prize. 

A Winner is not eligible to receive a Prize until potential Winner has been verified in accordance with these Official Rules, and the Winner has fully complied with these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. A Winner’s acceptance of the Prize offered constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsor to use said Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state), in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation. Winner agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. 

VII. INTERNET LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including, without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of or after (if applicable) this termination or suspension date. Any person who supplies false information, obtains entries by fraudulent means or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Official Rules in an attempt to obtain any prize will forfeit any prize won and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

VIII. PRIVACY / OPT-IN: By entering the Sweepstakes, you hereby authorize the Sponsor the right to collect, use, process, transfer and store all data provided by you, including without limitation, personal data, that the Sponsor deems necessary. All information submitted to the Sponsor as part of this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with the privacy policy, available at https://hassavocadoboard.com/privacy-policy/. 

IX. RELEASES: As a condition of participation in the Sweepstakes, you agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless Released Entities from and all liability, claims, damages, injuries or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with: (a) participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes; or (b) the receipt, ownership, possession, use or misuse of any Prize awarded. 

X. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, or the determination of Winner shall be resolved individually (without resort to any form of class action and with the understanding and agreement that these Official Contest Rules shall apply), and shall be submitted to arbitration pursuant to the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will Contestant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than Contestant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (e.g., costs associated with entering this Contest), and Contestant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of California, in the City of Mission Viejo, County of Orange, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. In the event that arbitration is prohibited, in a particular state/territory then any such claim shall be brought and maintained in the federal or state courts of the State of California, in the City of Mission Viejo, County of Orange. Any dispute or claim arising out of the entry of this Sweepstakes, or any disputes with site users which arise as a result of the use of this website, shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without respect to conflicts of laws principles. 

XI. WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES REQUEST: For the names and city/state of residence of Winner or a copy of these Official Contest Rules, send a request specifying a copy of the Winner List or Official Sweepstakes Rules along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by 02/18/22. Mail to: HAB Industry Postcard Sweepstakes Winner List, FleishmanHillard, 1121 L Street Suite 1123 Sacramento, CA 95814.  

XII. SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: FleishmanHillard, 1121 L Street Suite 1123 Sacramento, CA 95814.