“OFFICIAL STEAK TIPS” CAMPAIGN SWEEPSTAKES:
OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES



Sweepstakes Description: The following terms and conditions (the “Official Sweepstakes Rules”) shall apply to that certain sweepstakes known as the “OFFICIAL STEAK TIPS CAMPAIGN SWEEPSTAKES” (the “Sweepstakes”).
 
  1. Sweepstakes Period: The “Sweepstakes Period” shall mean the period of time beginning at 12:00 AM EST on May 13, 2022 and ending at 11:59 PM EST on May 19, 2022 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
  2. Rules: These Official Sweepstakes Rules, together with the General Rules attached hereto, comprise the entire set of Official Rules governing the Sweepstakes. (following these rules)
  3. Eligibility: Sweepstakes open only to individual legal residents of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut who have attained the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of the date of entry into the Sweepstakes.  Employees of D’Oro Foods, Inc. (d/b/a Dom’s, the “Sponsor”), New England Patriots LLC and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, advertising, public relations and promotion agencies, the judges, and members of each of their immediate families (i.e. spouses, parents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter.
  4. How to Enter:  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE OR IMPACT YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  In order to be entered into the Sweepstakes, an eligible entrant (“Entrant”) must, during the Sweepstakes Period, enter the Sweepstakes in one of the following manners:  
    • On Facebook:  an entrant (“Facebook Entrant”) must, during the Sweepstakes Period by clicking on “Like” that certain Sweepstakes post that announces Dom’s Sausage Co. as the Official Tips of the New England Patriots, and Commenting “Official Steak Tips of the New England Patriots” on the post. 
    • On Instagram: an entrant (“Instagram Entrant”) must, during the Sweepstakes Period 1) follow Dom’s on Instagram, 2) click on “Like” that certain Sweepstakes post that announces Dom’s Sausage Co. as the Official Tips of the New England Patriots, and 3) Comment “Official Steak Tips of the New England Patriots” on the post. 
    • On Twitter:  an entrant (“Twitter Entrant”) must, during the Sweepstakes Period, retweet on such individual’s Twitter account that certain Sweepstakes post that announces Dom’s Sausage Co. as the Official Tips of the New England Patriots.
    • Bonus entry:  Instagram entrants will be entitled to a bonus entry if said Entrant shares that certain Sweepstakes post that announces Dom’s Sausage Co. as the Official Tips of the New England Patriots to their story and adds the tag “@domssausageco”.

    Alternative method of Entry:  Stop by Dom’s Sausage at 10 Riverside Park, Malden, MA during usual business hours on: Saturday, May 14, between 7 A.M. and 6 P.M. or Sunday May 15, between 7 A.M. and 4 P.M. and fill out an official Steak Tips Campaign Sweepstakes Entry Form. (“Alternate Entrant”).  Alternative method of Entry:  Stop by Dom’s Sausage at 10 Riverside Park, Malden, MA during usual business hours on: Saturday, May 14, between 7 A.M. and 6 P.M. or Sunday May 15, between 7 A.M. and 4 P.M. and fill out an official Steak Tips Campaign Sweepstakes Entry Form. (“Alternate Entrant”).

    To qualify, entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period. Any entries received thereafter shall be null and void, and ineligible for the Sweepstakes. DOM’S is not responsible for late, incomplete, or misdirected entries, nor are they obligated to publicly announce the Sweepstakes results.

    Limit: One (1) entry per person on each social media platform (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) during the Sweepstakes Period. If an Entrant completes multiple entries on a platform, only the first entry will be considered. Instagram Entrants will be awarded a second “bonus entry” as described in Section 5.d of these rules.  Participants who have not participated in a manner described in Section 5.a – 4.d of these rules are entitled to a single entry as described in the “Alternative method of Entry” section of these rules.

    By entering in the manner described above, Entrants consent (a) to being contacted by DOM’S and its respective affiliates; and (b) to be bound by, and comply with, all the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Sweepstakes Rules.

  5. Prizes and Odds:  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
    Prize No. of Winners Prize Description Retail Value
    1 Facebook Entrant  1 5 lbs of Dom’s Original Steak tips $95.00
    1 Instagram Entrant 1 5 lbs of Dom’s Original Steak tips $95.00
    1 Facebook Entrant  1 5 lbs of Dom’s Original Steak tips $95.00

    Total Retail Value of All prizes

    $285.00

    Selection of Winners:  Each Alternate Entrant will be entered once in each of the three social media drawings prior to selection then three (3) Potential Winners, one (1) Facebook Entrant, one (1) Instagram Entrant and one (1) Twitter Entrant will be selected from all eligible entries received on those respective platforms during the Sweepstakes Period in a random drawing to be conducted within approximately three (3) business days following the close of the Sweepstakes Period.  Judges’ decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Potential Winner(s) will be contacted via direct instant message on the respective platform selection (or by telephone in the event the winner is an alternate entrant) within seven (7) days from the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.  If winner(s) cannot be contacted, alternate winner(s) will be selected by Sponsor at random, time permitting.  

  6. Winner List:  To obtain a list of prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Sponsor at the address listed below. Requests must be received within two (2) weeks of the close of the Sweepstakes Period and must include the name of the Sweepstakes.  
  7. Questions: If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, send an email to Info@domsausage.com with the phrase “Sweepstakes Question – OFFICIAL STEAK TIPS SWEEPSTAKES” written in the subject line of the email. 
  8. Sponsor: D’Oro Foods, Inc., d/b/a Dom’s Sausage, 10 Riverside Park, Malden, MA 02148 (“DOM’S”)
  9. Prize Conditions, Terms and Restrictions: Only the Prize described in these Official Sweepstakes Rules shall be awarded and no substitutions, cash equivalents and/or redemptions shall be made, except that, in the event of Prize unavailability, DOM’S reserves the right to substitute the Prize with another prize of equal or greater value, in DOM’S sole discretion. The Prize cannot be transferred, assigned, or redeemed for cash. Unless otherwise set forth herein.
  10. Except where prohibited by law, Prize acceptance constitutes a release granting DOM’S and DOM’S the right to use each Winner’s names, likenesses, statements (if true), biographical information, voices, and cities and states of residence for advertising, marketing and publicity purposes on a worldwide basis (without review by the Winner) and in all forms of media, without compensation, remuneration, or other authorization. DOM’S expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability in connection with injury or loss to any person or property relating to redemption of the Prize. DOM’S makes no representations or warranties in connection with the Prize. Restrictions, conditions and limitations apply.
  11. Posting Terms and License to Use Entrant Personal Information: In order to promote, market and publicize the Sweepstakes, DOM’S and its respective affiliates may require a license to use any and all information, materials and content submitted in the Sweepstakes including, but not limited to, each Entrant’s name (and likeness), biographical information, and any other personal information submitted. Accordingly, by submitting an entry, each Entrant expressly grants to DOM’S a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable and transferable right and license to use, however DOM’S may deem fit in its sole and absolute discretion, whether in connection with the Sweepstakes or otherwise, all content submitted in connection with an entry.
  12. Sweepstakes Conditions: The Sweepstakes is governed by and subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By participating, Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or in these Official Sweepstakes Rules. Any violation of these Official Sweepstakes Rules may result in disqualification and any violation of these Official Sweepstakes Rules by any Winner will result in such Winner’s disqualification as a Winner and all privileges as a Winner shall be immediately terminated. ENTRANTS RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS DOM’S, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM AND AGAINST ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, INJURY OR LOSSES, TO ANY PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH), OR PROPERTY, OF ANY KIND RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE OR USE OF THE PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY OR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES.
  13. Limitations of Liability: DOM’S shall not be held responsible for late, misdirected, incomplete, or undeliverable entries. DOM’S may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning the Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair play, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or DOM’S representatives or employees. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned including, but not limited to, by reason of tampering, unauthorized intervention, labor dispute, fraud, or any other causes beyond the control of DOM’S which, in the sole opinion of DOM’S, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, then DOM’S reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select the Winners based on entries received prior to the action taken. 
  14. Claims/Choice of Law: (a) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual outof-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (b) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to seek the award of, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages or any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, and hereby waives all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Sweepstakes Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrants and/or DOM’S in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All Entrants agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and agree to waive the right to a jury trial with respect to any claim or dispute with regard to any aspect of the Sweepstakes or Official Sweepstakes Rules. 

General Rules

  1. No Purchase Necessary:  No purchase necessary to enter or win.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
  2. Conflict Between Rules:  These General Rules shall apply to all sweepstakes and contests (each, a “Promotion”) sponsored by DOM’s, unless modified or superseded by the rules written for a specific Promotion (the “Official Promotion Rules”).  In the event that any provision of the Official Promotion Rules conflicts with any provision of the General Rules provided herein, the terms of the Official Promotion Rules shall prevail with respect to such matter.  The Sponsor (as defined in the Official Promotion Rules) reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret the rules of any Promotion, and such interpretation shall be binding upon all entrants.  The Official Promotion Rules and the General Rules may be referred to collectively as the “Official Rules” for a Promotion.
  3. Entries:  Limit of one (1) entry per person per Promotion.  No illegible, incomplete, forged or altered entries will be accepted.  Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.  Any person who attempts to participate with multiple e-mail and/or street addresses, under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to submit multiple entries in violation of the entry limitation will be disqualified. In case of dispute, an on-line entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to submit entry or otherwise associated with the online or social media account used to submit the entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Proof of submission of an entry does not constitute proof of receipt.
  4. Photo, Video, and other Submissions Guidelines: If the Promotion requires or allows entrant to submit a photo, video, essay, or other submission (each a “Submission”): entrant represents and warrants that (i) the Submission is his or her original work, and (ii) that such Submission does not infringe upon any third party's proprietary or other rights.  Upon entry, entrant unconditionally assigns and transfers to Sponsor any and all rights which entrant now has or may in the future have to such Submission, including without limitation, the copyright therein, in any medium whatsoever.  Sponsor will have the unrestricted right to use, publish, reproduce, display or otherwise distribute the Submission however Sponsor deems fit without further approval of, or payment to, the entrant. Submissions shall not:
    • Include trademarks, logos, or copyrighted material not owned by entrant or used without permission (such as company names, music, photographs, works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), other than the trademarks and logos of the Sponsor or Sponsor’s affiliates;
    • Reveal any personal information about an individual, including such person’s name, address, phone number, or email address, or any other information that may be used to track, contact, or impersonate that individual; 
    • Contain profanity, pornographic, or sexual content, content promoting alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms, or weapons, hateful content of any kind, or any other offensive, indecent, obscene or inappropriate content;
    • Defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about other people or companies; or
    • Contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other identifying elements of any person, living or dead, without permission.

    Submissions that do not comply with these Official Rules will be disqualified from the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to remove any Submissions that violate these Official Rules, as determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.

  5. Selection of Winners: Winners of a sweepstakes will be determined from all eligible entries received in a random drawing held as soon as practicable after the close of the sweepstakes period, and usually within approximately three (3) business days.  Judges’ decisions are final on all matters relating to the sweepstakes.  Winners will be notified by telephone, email, or via social media, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event that a Promotion has multiple prize periods, then (a) entrants may enter during more than one prize period only if permitted pursuant to the Official Promotion Rules, (b) winners during one prize period will not be eligible to win prizes in subsequent prize periods and (c) non-winning entries will NOT be carried forward to subsequent prize period drawings unless specified in the Official Promotion Rules.  Winners of a contest will be selected according to the Official Promotion Rules.
  6. Prizes and Odds:  Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received for each Promotion.  The prizes will be awarded (assuming eligible entries are received).  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value in the event any advertised prize becomes unavailable for any reason. In the event that the approximate retail value of a prize as advertised in the Official Rules exceeds the actual retail value at the time the prize is awarded, winner shall not receive any difference in value. Unless specifically stated in the prize description, winner is responsible for all costs and fees associated with a prize, including but not limited to transportation, accommodations and meals.
  7. Taxes and Fees.  All applicable state and federal taxes or fees relating to prizes, if any, are the sole responsibility of prize winners.  A prize is considered ordinary income by the IRS. 
  8. Prize Information. No substitution or transfer of prizes is permitted.  Sponsor is responsible only for prize delivery; not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise.  
  9. Eligibility:  Except as specifically provided in the Official Promotion Rules, Promotions are only open to individual legal residents of the United States who have attained the age of majority in their jurisdiction as of the date of entry into the Promotion.  Employees of DOM’s, the Kraft Group Companies, their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, advertising, public relations and promotion agencies, the judges, and members of each of their immediate families (i.e., spouses, parents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter.
  10. Verification of Winners and Delivery of Prizes; Use of Winner Information: Each Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where permitted, a publicity release.  Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner if affidavit/release(s) is not returned within three (3) days of the date of first attempted notification, or sooner as required by Sponsor depending on the nature of the prize (e.g. tickets to an event).  Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner, time permitting.  Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use winner’s name, address, likeness, and/or prize information for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation. 
  11. Social Media. If a method of entry for the Promotion is via a social media platform (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat): (a) the Promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, such social media platform(s), and (b) such social media platform(s) shall be considered Released Parties for purposes of Section 14 of these General Rules. When entering the Promotion, entrants are providing their information to Sponsor and not to the social media platform(s). 
  12. Choice of Law and Disputes.  This Promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  This Promotion will be governed by the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to principles of conflicts of laws.    Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by binding arbitration under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association; the place of arbitration shall be Boston, Massachusetts , (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorney’s fees, (iii) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation, lost profits, may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”), and (iv) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased.
  13. Miscellaneous:  Sponsor and judges are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, misaddressed, postage due, or misdirected entries, mail or communications, for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials, loss or otherwise.  Further, Sponsor and judges are not responsible for electronic communications which are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant's e-mail account to receive e-mail messages.  The use of automated software or computer programs to enroll or to enter the Promotion is prohibited and any individual who uses or attempts to use such methods to enroll or to enter will be disqualified.  Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with, this Promotion, and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend this Promotion should any virus, bug, technical failures, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion. In the event of any such cancellation, termination or suspension, a notice will be posted and a random drawing will be held from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received which are not affected by the problem.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant (and all of his or her Promotion entries) from this Promotion or any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Sponsor or any of its affiliates if he or she tampers with the entry process or if his or her fraud, misconduct, or other action that affects the integrity of the Promotion. For contests that involve voting open to the general public, the use of “vote-swapping” or “vote trading” websites (including but not limited to Facebook pages) shall constitute an action that affects the integrity of the contest, and any entrant or voter that utilizes such a website is subject to disqualification. Without limiting the foregoing, use of script, macro or any device to automate voting, hiring outsourced vote-farming services, paying for votes, or engaging in any other conduct deemed inappropriate, disruptive or unsportsmanlike, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is prohibited, and any entries or votes received through such means will be void. Any attempt by any voter or entrant to submit or solicit more than the stated number of votes by using multiple/different email addresses, Facebook IDs, identities or any other method will void that person’s votes and entry (if any), and he/she may be disqualified from further voting or other participation in the contest. Sponsors reserve the right to correct clerical or typographical errors, and reserve the right to change the Official Promotion Rules or General Rules to reflect non-material updates to the Promotion.  
  14. Conditions of Participation. By participating in this Promotion, each entrant accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges and warrants that s/he is eligible to participate in this Promotion. By participating, to the extent allowed by applicable law, entrants hereby release and agree to hold harmless DOM’s, the Kraft Group Companies, the National Football League, Major League Soccer, L.L.C., Soccer United Marketing, LLC, The Overwatch League, LLC, and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, employees, officers, and agents, including without limitation, their advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the Promotion, including but not limited to the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities.
  15. CAUTION.  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  16. Indemnification. Entrant agrees to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including attorney’s fees, arising out of or relating to entrant’s participation or involvement with the Promotion, including but not limited to entrant’s alleged violation of the rights of any other person or entity. Sponsor reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which entrant is required to indemnify a Released Party, and entrant agrees to cooperate with Sponsor’s defense of such claims.
  17. Privacy Policy:  By entering the Promotion, entrants may receive correspondence, including promotional and marketing materials, from or on behalf of Sponsor, subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy. Any questions regarding privacy matters should be directed to the address set forth in the Official Promotion Rules for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor.
  18. Kraft Group Companies:  As used herein, “Kraft Group Companies” shall refer to New England Patriots LLC, Kraft Sports and Entertainment LLC, Kraft Group Overwatch LLC, NPS LLC, NPP Development LLC, CBS Scene Patriot Place LLC, Kraft Soccer LLC, and each of their affiliates and.  “Kraft Group Company” shall refer to any one of the Kraft Group Companies.