NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR OPTING-IN TO MAILING LIST WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPS, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW, AND IN ALL STATES NOT LISTED.
SWEEPSTAKES: The DK / ALON “BETTER” 2021 Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by ALON USA, LP (“Sponsor”), and administered by Pocketstop, LLC (“Administrator”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is offered in and open only to legal residents of the following U.S. States: Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and South Carolina who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry and meet all of the entry criteria (“Entrant”). Officers, directors, and employees of Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and web design agencies, and all other entities involved in the creation, administration, or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes (collectively “Sweepstakes Entities”), and members of their immediate family (spouses and parents, grandparents, children and siblings and their spouses/partners, including foster and step relations regardless of where they live), IRS dependents, and household members, whether legally related or not, are not eligible to enter or win. Groups, clubs, organizations, commercial entities and businesses are not eligible to enter or win.
By entering, Entrants grant their unconditional agreement to be bound to these “Official Rules” and to Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on or about April 6, 2021 at approx. 10:00 am Central Time (“CT”) and ends on September 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Administrator’s server is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. All time referenced herein is Central Time. ENTRANTS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME ZONE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS; SPONSOR DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY RELATING THERETO.
TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, participants may enter by:
Text. Text keyword, BETTER, BETTER2021, or BETTER4U from your personal mobile device to 48785 to receive one (1) entry (“ Text Entry”). Other keywords can be found at participating ALON or DK locations. Limit one (1) Text Entry per Entrant per store location. When you text to enter the sweepstakes, you will receive a request to leave a review of the store. Leaving a review will not improve your chances of winning.
Mail-In. Legibly hand-write your complete name (no initials), valid e-mail address, street address (P.O. Boxes not accepted), city, state, ZIP code, telephone number, keyword BETTER2, date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY) on a 3½”x5” card (“Mail-In Entry”) and mail it in an envelope with proper U.S. postage affixed to: DK / ALON “BETTER2” 2021 Sweepstakes, ALON USA, LP, 7102 Commerce Way, Brentwood, TN 37027. No copies. Mail-in entries must be postmarked on or before September 30, 2021; and received by Sponsor by October 7, 2021. Limit one Mail-in Entry per Entrant and envelope. By providing your mobile number you understand you will subscribe your mobile device to receive recurring promotional offers and discounts from Sponsor’s various retailers/businesses via our mobile club. Message frequency varies. Standard text and data rates may apply, and any such costs are the responsibility of the Entrant. You will receive a request to leave a review of the store. Leaving a review will not improve your chances of winning.
MOBILE DEVICE TERMS: Entrant should consult his/her wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans. Participation may not be available on all mobile devices, as not all mobile devices or cellular telephone providers have the capabilities or carry the service necessary to participate in this method of entry. To opt-out/stop receiving text messages, text the word STOP to 48785. Entrants may receive a text message confirming the decision to opt-out. Sending STOP after entry is complete will not preclude Sponsor from sending a winner notification by text message. For help, text the word HELP to 48785. Your Text is your electronic signature agreeing to these terms and giving electronic written consent. By texting, you represent that you are the owner of (or have permission to use) the mobile telephone number and mobile device used to enter. For each text message, Entrant may use only one (1) mobile phone number to enter, and the same mobile phone number may not be used by more than one (1) Entrant, regardless of the number of people who share that mobile phone number. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a mobile device Entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the mobile device at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a mobile device by its respective wireless service provider. If a dispute cannot be resolved to the Administrator’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible. By entering this Sweepstakes by mobile device, Entrant consents to receive additional text messages from Sponsor relating to this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to a message notifying Entrant that they are a potential winner in this Sweepstakes if applicable. A Text-in Entry in the Sweepstakes will generate a text reply message confirming participation. Entrant further understands that such text messages will be subject to the charges imposed by your carrier’s rate plan. Proof of sending (such as a “thanks for entering” reply message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by
Administrator or eligibility of an entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes. Only eligible entries actually received by Administrator during the Sweepstakes Period will be eligible.
By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees to Administrator’s and Sponsor’s Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) located at www.myalon.com/sms-terms. Sponsor and Administrator may each modify its Terms and Conditions at its discretion without providing notice to Entrant.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY: Incomplete, non-compliant or otherwise ineligible entries, or any element thereof, will disqualify an entry. Proof that you submitted an entry does not constitute proof or evidence that it was received within the Sweepstakes Period or eligible for the Sweepstakes, or any element thereof. Sponsor reserves the absolute right to disqualify and/or immediately remove any entries and/or Entrants in whole or in part for any reason within its sole and absolute discretion.
Sponsor shall have the right at any time, where necessary, to undertake all action including, but not limited to, disqualification, prize forfeiture and/or immediate prize return (from a previously confirmed winner, if applicable) and/or require further information as is reasonable to protect itself, or any of the Sweepstakes Entities against fraudulent or invalid claims, potential public scandal, ridicule, or disrepute in awarding the prize to any Entrant or winner. Entries submitted via any other entry method/portal than stated herein will not be accepted. Once submitted, entry cannot be modified, deleted or cancelled.
Entrants may not enter through a sweepstakes club or entry exchange site (or similar method whether paid or gratuitous), bots, robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents, with multiple or false identities, e-mail, accounts, devices, and/or street addresses, nor shall Entrants use any other device or artifice to enter or participate. Any Entrant who is suspected of cheating, using fraudulent means, unauthorized entry methods, attempting to participate multiple times, with multiple devices, e-mail and/or addresses, under multiple or false identities, or engaging in or benefitting, directly or indirectly, from any such artifice, or artifice of any other kind will be disqualified.
Sponsor and Administrator assume no responsibility for, without limitation: lost, late, delayed, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, postage due, ineligible or illegible entries or texts (in whole or in part); computer/server, mobile device, telephone, network, electronic, digital, wireless or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connection problems, or unavailability; garbled, corrupt, or jumbled transmissions; browser incompatibility; service provider, Internet, Website, user, net inaccessibility or unavailability; congestion; technical errors; unauthorized human intervention; human errors; or the delayed, incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry, texts, or other information, or failure to capture any such information.
PRIZES, DRAWINGS & ODDS OF WINNING: A random drawing for the Grand Prize will be held by Administrator on or about October 8, 2021 from all eligible entries received. Twenty-five (25) First Prizes valued at $200 each will be awarded weekly April 16, 2021 through September 30, 2021. The following prizes are available to be awarded, assuming sufficient eligible entries are received:
A total of twenty-six (26) prizes will be awarded, and consist of:
GRAND PRIZE (1): $5,000 in ALON/DK Gift Cards, a total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $5,000.00.
FIRST PRIZE (25): $200.00 in ALON/DK Gift Cards, an ARV of $200.00, a total ARV of $5,000.
Total ARV of all prizes awarded: $10,000.00. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in any form.
Odds of winning a prize depends on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period (including mail-in entry period as applicable). The potential Prize Winners will be subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
AWARDING OF PRIZES: The potential Prize Winner(s) are subject to verification by Sponsor or Administrator. An Entrant is not a winner of any prize until Entrant’s eligibility as the Prize Winner has been verified, Entrant has been notified that verification is complete, and Entrant has complied with these Official Rules. The potential Prize Winners will be notified by either telephone call or text message―at the same telephone number through which the text entry was received or which was included by Entrant in the mail-in entry. One (1) telephone call/text message attempt will be made after the Sweepstakes Period to reach the potential Prize Winner. If the potential Prize Winner 1) does not respond to such message within forty-eight (48) hours of notification, 2) fails to provide Sponsor or Administrator with satisfactory proof of age, identity, residence, or completion of required Affidavit or other documentation, 3) is unable, declines, or refuses to accept the prize in its entirety pursuant to the terms of these Official Rules and/or Affidavit, then such potential Prize Winner will forfeit the prize, and at Sponsor’s sole discretion, Administrator may randomly select an alternative potential Prize Winner for the respective prize/prize level. A Prize Winner found to be ineligible or non-compliant after the prize award will be immediately required to return and forfeit any such awarded prize. Prize awards that are lost, late, stolen, unclaimed, returned, undeliverable, not timely responded to, or otherwise un-awarded will be forfeited and will NOT be re-awarded.
TAXES: Prize Winners each will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, reporting requirements, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize(s) received. Prize Winners may be required to complete IRS Form W-9, and to provide all information necessary for Sponsor to complete and provide and IRS Form 1099-MISC to Prize Winner by mail.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is unavailable for any reason. Prize Winner(s) of free gasoline, will receive an ALON/DK Gift Card which must be used in accordance with the terms and conditions of issuer at participating stores. The prizes are nontransferable and not redeemable for cash. Any portion of the Prize not timely used in full by the Prize Winner will be forfeited. Only the prizes as described are available to be awarded; in no event will Sweepstakes Entities be responsible for awarding more prizes than stated herein. Prize descriptions are complete, and all incidental costs associated with claiming and using the prize, minus shipping and delivery, but including travel is the Prize Winner’s responsibility. Trademarks or registered trademarks associated with any prizes belong to the respective prize manufacturers/owners or Sponsor as applicable, some of whom may not be sponsors of nor otherwise affiliated with this Sweepstakes. Prizes, and any elements thereof, including any products, gift cards, pre-paid credit cards, vouchers and/or tickets received as a prize: are personal to the Prize Winner; may not be transferred, assigned, sold, resold, auctioned, bartered, or placed into any other unauthorized channels of distribution; if lost, misplaced, destroyed, or stolen will not be replaced by Sponsor; and are subject to their respective terms and conditions and may include restrictions to which Prize Winner agrees to abide and be bound. Any prize pictured or mentioned in advertising or Sweepstakes materials is for illustrative purposes only and may not be the actual prize awarded.
ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE).
PUBLICITY: Subject to applicable law, entry and/or acceptance of a Prize constitutes the Entrants’ and Prize Winners’ consent to Sponsor’s use of Prize Winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information, statements, and/or home state (“Publicity”) for advertising and promotional purposes in any and all media now known or hereinafter devised, worldwide, without compensation or right of review.
RELEASE & INDEMNIFICATION: BY PARTICIPATING, ENTRANTS AGREE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, OTHER SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, AND THEIR PARENT, AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, ADVERTISING AND AGENCIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS (“RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL ALLEGED AND/OR ACTUAL CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DEMANDS, LOSSES, SETTLEMENTS (WHETHER OR NOT LITIGATION IS COMMENCED), LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER EXISTING NOW OR ARISING IN THE FUTURE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DISABILITY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, VIOLATION OF PROPRIETARY, PUBLICITY, PRIVACY OR ANY OTHER RIGHT), COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, COURT COSTS, SETTLEMENT AND DISBURSEMENTS) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE ENTRY IN WHOLE OR IN PART, THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE, PARTICIPATION IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY, ACCESS TO THE WEBSITES, AND/OR OTHER PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. BY ENTERING AND/OR ACCEPTING A PRIZE, ENTRANTS AND PRIZE WINNERS COVENANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW NOT TO SUE ANY RELEASED PARTY OR CAUSE THEM TO BE SUED REGARDING ANY MATTER RELEASED ABOVE, AND NOT TO DISAFFIRM, LIMIT OR RESCIND THIS RELEASE.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION, TAMPERING, HACKING, OR BY MALFUNCTION OF ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION (INCLUDING TEXT MESSAGE TRANSMISSION), COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE TO ENTRANT’S OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON’S MOBILE DEVICE RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. IF, FOR ANY REASON, THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY ELEMENT THEREOF IS NOT CAPABLE OF RUNNING AS PLANNED BY REASON OF INFECTION BY COMPUTER VIRUS, WORMS, BUGS, TAMPERING, UNAUTHORIZED INTERVENTION, FRAUD, TECHNICAL FAILURES, OR ANY OTHER CAUSES WHICH SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR, IN THE SOLE OPINION OF SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR, DEEMS COULD CORRUPT OR AFFECT THE ADMINISTRATION, SECURITY, FAIRNESS, INTEGRITY, OR PROPER CONDUCT OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY ELEMENT THEREOF, SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR RESERVE THE RIGHT IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION TO CANCEL, TERMINATE, MODIFY OR SUSPEND THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY ELEMENT THEREOF, AND SELECT THE WINNER FROM ENTRIES RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE ACTION TAKEN OR IN SUCH OTHER MANNER AS SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR MAY DEEM APPROPRIATE. IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF THE SPONSOR WITH RESPECT TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, INDEMNITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE IS ONE-HUNDRED DOLLARS. FURTHER, IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE, IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR BE LIABLE FOR PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, WHETHER THE CAUSE OF ACTION IS IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND PARTICIPANT/ENTRANT FURTHER WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE ANY DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED.
FORCE MAJEURE: Sweepstakes Entities shall not be liable to Entrants, Prize Winners or any other person or entity for failure to execute the Sweepstakes or element thereof, or supply a prize or any part thereof in Sponsor’s sole discretion or by reason of any act of God, any action(s), regulation(s) order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist act, cyber-attack, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, cancellation or delay of event, or any similar or dissimilar event beyond their reasonable control.
DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW/FORUM: Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes that 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 the appropriate Texas federal or state courts located in Dallas County, Texas. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Sweepstakes, or the rights and obligations of the participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas. By entering, Entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Dallas, Texas.
WINNERS LIST: The Winners List may be requested only after the Sweepstakes Period and no later than October 31, 2021. To receive the Winners List, send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject line: DK / ALON “BETTER” 2021 Sweepstakes Winners List Request.
SPONSOR: ALON USA LP, 7102 Commerce Way, Brentwood, TN 37027
ADMINISTRATOR: Pocketstop, LLC, 5646 Milton Street, Suite 100LL, Dallas, Texas 75206