Golden Ticket Sweepstakes Rules

Official Rules

No Purchase or Obligation Necessary to Enter or Claim a Prize.

Promotion Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) October 21, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET November 8, 2019 (“Promotional Period”). All Entries must be submitted by 11:59:59 pm ET on November 8, 2019 as determined by Sponsor’s computer.

Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the city of  in the Sponsor’s customer footprint (NY), aged 18 years or older. Facebook fans who “Like” John Ray & Sons will potentially receive our status updates on their news feed. No entry fee is required. Winners will be notified via email.

[Entrants are allowed one submission only; however, for each eligible individual who is invited by you and who fills out and submits an entry form in response to your invitation, you will receive one additional entry into the Sweepstakes.]

Employees of John Ray & Sons, and its parent company, related subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as their advertising agencies, affiliates, contest sponsors, employees and immediate families of each are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Immediate family is identified as the following: spouse, grandparents, great grand-parents, parents, brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the employee and his/her spouse and individuals living in the same household as employee, whether related. This also includes individuals for whom the employee is a current legal guardian.

Each entrant by participating in the Sweepstakes agrees to be bound by these Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

To Enter: To enter, visit the John Ray & Sons application on the Facebook Platform at anytime during the Promotion Period and follow the on-screen instructions on the “Sweepstakes” application: [1] Like the Facebook Page; [2] Complete the registration form by providing the information required; [3] Click the submit button. All Entries must be submitted by the end date and time listed above. Limit one entry per person/Facebook account during the Promotion Period.

Entrants can also enter by visiting the John Ray & Sons website at during the Promotion Period and follow the on-screen instructions: [1] Complete the registration form by providing the information required; [2] Click the submit button. All Entries must be submitted by the end date and time listed above. Limit one entry per person/email address during the Promotion Period.

Prize/Drawing:  One winner will be selected at the end of the Sweepstakes from all eligible entries by November 14, 2019. The winner will receive one $500 Visa Gift Card.  Total approximate retail value of prize: $500.

No cash equivalents, transfers or substitution of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Winner is responsible for the payment of all taxes on the prize. Random drawing will be conducted under the direction of Flying Point Digital, an independent judging organization whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. The odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

Notification: Winner will be notified by phone, email, US mail, and/or overnight courier. Winner has 48 hours to claim his/her prize or a new winner will be selected in his/her place at random. Winner will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and where legal, publicity release within 14 days following the date of issuance of notification.  Winner may also be required to furnish his/her social security number that will be used only for reporting the winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, as required by law. Failure to timely return any documents requested, return of prize notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules will result in such potential winner being disqualified. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential winner, and an alternate winner will be selected. If the prize is won by a person who is 18 years of age or older, but not of the legal age of majority in their state of residence (“minor”), then the required documents listed herein must be confirmed and signed by winner’s parent or legal guardian, and the prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on the winner set forth herein. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants, or, if minors, their parent or legal guardian, agree to the use by Sponsor and its designees of their names, statements and photographs/likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised (including and without limitation, the Internet) without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. Upon request, winner agrees to consent to such in writing. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules. Decisions of the judges will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion are to be directed to the Sponsor at the address below, not Facebook.

Conditions of Entry: Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Electronically reproduced, mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. By participating, participants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the entry will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Facebook account for the potentially winning entry, but only if that person meets all other eligibility criteria. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder for the email address associated with the Facebook account for the potentially winning entry. Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, and all their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and agents, and Facebook. (collectively “Releasees”) are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human or printing error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, inability to submit the online enrollment form, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this promotion, or for late, lost, stolen, illegible or misdirected entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. No facsimiles of entries will be accepted. If, in the Sponsor’s opinion there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of this Sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of this Sweepstakes, the Administrator reserves the right to void any entries at issue and/or to suspend, modify or cancel or terminate this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time without notice and award the prizes in a random drawing from among all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.

Limitation of Liability: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants, or, if minors, their parents or legal guardians, agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Releasees, Facebook, Inc. and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the prize (including any travel or travel-related activity thereto) that may be awarded. This Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. Jurisdiction and venue shall be solely within the State of New York.  Releasees are not responsible for technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials; or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or illegible entries or; for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon. If in the Sponsor’s opinion, for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if computer viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual (and void his/her entry) who tampers with the entry process and/or who is acting in violation of these Official Rules, to modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, or to terminate the Sweepstakes and at Sponsor’s discretion conduct a random drawing to award the prize using all eligible non suspect transactions and entries received as of the termination date. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, entrants, or if a minor, their parents or legal guardians agree that: a.) under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrants hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; b.) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and c.) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event shall entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs. Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at their discretion.

Privacy: Information collected from participants is used by Sponsor for the prize drawing and to notify winners, and additional information and promotional material from Sponsor and its affiliates.

Who Won: To request the names of the recipients, send an e-mail with subject line: “John Ray & Sons® Campaign” to Requests must be received no later than November 15, 2019. The name will be released when the drawing has been conducted and the winner has been verified.

OPT-OUT: Additionally, if you do not want to receive future promotion offers by mail from John Ray & Sons, please write to us at: 40 Cragwood Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080. Please state that you do not want to receive future promotion offers (which does not exclude you from any John Ray & Sons product or service related offer promotion or campaign) & include your name, address, email address & telephone number.

Facebook© is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”).  This Campaign is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to John Ray & Sons and not to Facebook. Please direct any questions or comments regarding the Campaign to Sponsor.

Sponsor: John Ray & Sons .  40 Cragwood Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080

© Copyright 2019 John Ray & Sons. All rights reserved. Participants are hereby authorized to copy these Official Rules on the condition that it will be for the participant’s personal use only.