Chronic Cellars Pass The Chronic Sweepstakes

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  1. SPONSOR: The Chronic Cellars Pass The Chronic (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored and administered by Winery Exchange, Inc., doing business as Chronic Cellars Winery, 500 Redwood Blvd. Ste 200, Novato, Ca, 94947. (the “Sponsor”).
  2. ELIGIBILITY: The SWEEPSTAKES is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. No purchase of alcohol or anything else is necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. The SWEEPSTAKES is void where prohibited or restricted by law. The SWEEPSTAKES is being conducted as a consumer SWEEPSTAKES in accordance with California Business and Professions Code Sections 17539.15 and 25600.2 (and any similar law of any other state or territory of the United States of America where such law applies). All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the SWEEPSTAKES: employees, contractors, directors and officers of Sponsor and each of its respective parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, other alcoholic beverage suppliers, and any agencies involved in the administration, development and fulfillment of the SWEEPSTAKES including, but not limited to, web design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and prize fulfillment, and the immediate family members (spouse, domestic partner, parent, child, sibling and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same households of each such individual.
  3. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The SWEEPSTAKES begins at 11:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on February 18, 2019 and ends at 12:00:00 p.m. PT on February 28, 2019 (the “Entry Period”) and will consist of a “voting period” that begins on March 1, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. PT and ends on March 1, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. PT.
  4. HOW TO ENTER: During the Entry Period, you may enter the Sweepstakes by tagging a friend on the eligible Instagram post. To be eligible for the Sweepstakes, your post must include the hashtag #passthechronicsweeps and the tag @chroniccellars in the caption. Your photo, video, caption, name, Instagram username, image, likeness, voice, biographical information (city and state only) and all other information about you in the post, as well as any third party content such as other people appearing in the photo or video and all other components of your post used to enter the Sweepstakes shall herein be referred to as the “Entry” or, collectively, the “Entries”.

To post your Entry to Instagram, you must have an Instagram account set to a public account. Creation and use of an Instagram account may require the acceptance of Instagram’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

To submit an Entry, your Instagram account must be a non-private account that is set to “unprotected” or “public.” Due to Instagram’s terms, Sponsor may not receive Entries from an Instagram account that is set as “protected” or “private” (i.e., account settings that require the account holder to approve viewers).

Partial or incomplete/piecemeal submissions (e.g., posting a photo or video without the hashtag #passthechronicsweeps and @Chroniccellars in the caption) will NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Each entrant must submit an original comment with appropriate tagging. Potential winners will have to provide to Sponsor the written permission/authorization of valid entry. Each entrant must be 21 years of age or older.  Use of automated entry devices or programs, or posts by third parties, are prohibited. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged.

By posting a comment, photo or video, the entrant gives permission (and warrants, represents and covenants that he/she has obtained all rights necessary to give such permission, including from the photographer, if other than entrant) to Sponsor and hereby grants Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, sublicensable, non-exclusive license to use the entrant’s name, Instagram username, image, likeness, voice, prize information and/or biographical information (city and state only) and all other information about the entrant contained in the photo or video, without compensation in the advertising, promotion, and publicity of the SWEEPSTAKES and of Sponsor, and otherwise, as solely determined by Sponsor. Winner agrees to confirm the above and sign any and all necessary documents without compensation of any kind (other than the prize).

The entrant hereby assigns to Sponsor all of his/her right, title and interest in the Entry or Entries and all of his/her right, title and interest in any copyrights, trademarks or other proprietary rights. The entrant shall obtain assignments of copyright and other intellectual property rights from third parties whose content is contained in any Entries, and if such intellectual property rights may not be assigned, to obtain worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, exclusive, and sub-licensable licenses in Sponsor’s name of such rights as well as any other rights to use such work as may be necessary in connection with the Entry or Entries.

The entrant further warrants and represents that entrant has fully complied with these Official Rules and that the photo or video, and any other components of the post: (1) do not violate any law or regulation; (2) do not violate or infringe any right of any third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights , t (and entrant has obtained permission from the photographer if not him/herself (upon Sponsor’s request, winner must submit proof of obtaining all necessary consents)); (3) are not defamatory, slanderous, libelous, scandalous or obscene as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (4) are entirely entrant’s own original work and entrant owns or controls all right, title and interest in the photo or video, including but not limited to its copyright; (5) has not been submitted in any other competition or promotion; (6) do not contain any virus, bugs, or other deleterious material; (7) do not contain the trademark, tradename or logo of any third party (but may contain a trademark, tradename or logo of the Sponsor); and  (8) do not name, depict or describe any person (living, dead, or fictional) other than the entrant.

Entries may not (and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any posts that do): 1) include nudity or what Sponsor, in its sole discretion, considers to be obscenity, pornography, racially offensive, sexually explicit, and/or offensive language or content, hate speech or drug usage; 2) disparage Sponsor or any other entity, including brands or trademarks other than those of Sponsor (this includes but is not limited to the brands/trademarks of Sponsor’s competitors); 3) depict acts of violence or aggression; 4) advocate illegal conduct of any kind; (5) depict excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcohol as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; or (6) contain any brand that is competitive to Chronic Cellars. If a post is unable to be viewed by Sponsor for any reason whatsoever, that post (as well as the entry of which it is a part) shall be disqualified (and SWEEPSTAKES Entities, as defined below, will not be responsible or liable for any such inability).

  1. SOCIAL MEDIA DISCLOSURE AND PRIVACY POLICY: This SWEEPSTAKES is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. Entrants release Instagram from any and all liability, loss, or damage resulting from administration of, communication of, or participation in the SWEEPSTAKES.

Provision of information online is governed by Chronic Cellars’ Privacy Policy, accessible at, and Instagram’s Privacy Policy, accessible at If you do not agree with the policies, do not participate in the SWEEPSTAKES.

You are providing your information to Sponsor and Instagram. All personal information collected by Sponsor will be used for administration of the SWEEPSTAKES. In addition, entrants may receive email correspondence from, or on behalf of Sponsor, subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy. Sponsor uses reasonable commercial efforts to comply with Federal CAN-SPAM guidelines, and entrants may subsequently opt-out of receiving further emails by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. Please refer to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor.

  1. JUDGING: During the Entry Period (see SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD above), entrants may enter by tagging friend on Instagram and using the hashtag #passthechronicsweeps and the tag @chroniccellars.
  2. PRIZE: On March 1, 2019, the winner will be announced at 3:00 pm PST and the winner’s entry will be responded to and announced via Instagram Post. The Winner will also be Directly Messaged via Instagram Messenger. Sponsor shall award one (1) prize, consisting of two pieces of Chronic Cellars branded “swag”, with a retail value of approximately $100.
  3. DETERMINATION OF WINNERS: The winner will be determined by random selection.

Participants may receive no more than one (1) prize.

In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant of an Entry, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting account. Sponsor is not responsible for notifications that are misdirected because contact details as provided by the entrant are no longer correct, or for any other reason beyond the exclusive control of the Sponsor.

The winner will be required to execute a Release of Liability. Winner must be at least 21 years of age and may be required to present a valid government-issued photo ID before prize is released.

Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.

  1. GENERAL RULES/VERIFICATION: Winner grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, Instagram username, image, likeness, voice, prize information and/or biographical information (city and state only), for purposes of advertising, promotions, and trade without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Winner shall assign to Sponsor all of his/her right, title and interest in any and all Entries and all of his/her right, title and interest therein. By entering, entrants/winner hereby agree, release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor and its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies and prize suppliers and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, owners, employees, agents, attorneys and representatives (collectively, the “SWEEPSTAKES Entities”) from any and all injuries, loss, claims or damages arising out of an entrant’s participation in the SWEEPSTAKES and/or entrant’s and winners’ acceptance or use or misuse of prize. By participating in the SWEEPSTAKES, entrants agree that the SWEEPSTAKES Entities will have no liability whatsoever for, and that entrant shall defend and hold the SWEEPSTAKES Entities harmless against, any liability for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy as well as injuries, damages, or losses of any kind, whether or not foreseeable, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages to persons or to property arising out of the prize awarded hereunder. Without limiting the foregoing, everything regarding the SWEEPSTAKES, including any websites used in connection therewith and the prize awarded hereunder, are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, all of which are expressly disclaimed by the SWEEPSTAKES Entities.

If for any reason the SWEEPSTAKES is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the SWEEPSTAKES and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Entry process, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive manner. In the event the Sweepstakes is cancelled, terminated or suspended for any reason, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right and may choose to award the prize based on the judging criteria listed above from among all eligible entries received in the time frame listed above prior to cancellation. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website involved in the SWEEPSTAKES or undermine the legitimate operation of the SWEEPSTAKES may be a violation of criminal and/or civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek all available remedies, including, without limitation, criminal prosecution, and damages, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and expenses, from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law. No responsibility is assumed by Sponsor for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of Entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, typographical or other errors, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email sent or Entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or on any website or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer, tablet or mobile device related to, or resulting from, participation in or downloading any materials related to this SWEEPSTAKES. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the SWEEPSTAKES materials, administration of the SWEEPSTAKES, or in the announcement of the prizes. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it determines to be tampering with an Entry, to be violating these Official Rules, or to be acting in a disruptive manner. In no event will the Sponsor be obligated to award more than the number of prizes described herein.

By entering the Sweepstakes, you represent, warrant and covenant that you have fully complied with all aspects of these Official Rules. By entering, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from any action or liability resulting from your participation in the SWEEPSTAKES and/or any other information included in any Entry. Normal internet access and usage charges imposed by an entrant’s internet service provider may apply and are the entrant’s sole responsibility. If entering via mobile device, normal phone/data and usage charges imposed by the entrant’s phone service provider may apply and are the entrant’s sole responsibility.

  1. RULES/NAMES OF WINNERS: A copy of these Official Rules can be found on
  2. DISPUTES: To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrant agrees that: (1) Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action brought by him/her arising out of or connected with this SWEEPSTAKES or the prize awarded (collectively, “Dispute”) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) entrant shall attempt, in good faith, to resolve any and all Disputes via amicable discussions between the entrant and Sponsor. If any Dispute cannot be resolved in such manner, before resorting to any other legal remedy, entrant and Sponsor shall enter into arbitration proceedings in San Francisco, California administered by Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”). ; (3) Any and all claims, judgments, and awards to entrant shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this SWEEPSTAKES, but in no event attorneys’ fees or expenses or other costs related to litigation; (4) Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and waives any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
  3. CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions relating to the SWEEPSTAKES or these Official Rules shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
  4. SEVERABILITY: If any provision of these Official Rules becomes or is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, unenforceable, invalid or void, portions of such provision or such provision in its entirety, to the extent necessary, shall be severed from these rules and such court (or, if such court refuses to do so, the Sponsor) will replace such illegal, void or unenforceable provision of these Official Rules with a valid and enforceable provision that will achieve, to the greatest extent possible, the same economic, business and other purposes of the illegal, void or unenforceable provision. The balance of these Official Rules shall remain in place and enforceable in accordance with their terms.
  5. NO WAIVER: The failure of Sponsor to assert any right hereunder, or to insist upon compliance with any term or condition of these Official Rules shall not constitute the waiver of that right or excuse the subsequent performance or non-performance of any such term or condition by entrant or constitute a waiver of Sponsor’s right to enforce these Official Rules.

Sponsor: Winery Exchange, Inc. dba Chronic Cellars, Novato, CA

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