ELIGIBILITY: The Martin Williams Meat Raffle Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older (except residents of Alabama and Nebraska must be 19 years of age or older) at time of entry.  Employees of Martin Williams Advertising (“Sponsor”) and their “Promotional Participants” (i.e., Omnicom Group, Gage Marketing Group, LLC and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies and suppliers involved in this Sweepstakes) and the immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, daughter, son, step-father, step-mother, step-daughter, step-son, step-brother, step-sister, half-brother, half-sister) and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void in AK and HI and where prohibited by law.

AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and its agents, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: Beginning 12:00:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on 4/19/17 through 11:59:59 p.m. CT on 12/31/18 go to and follow the instructions to complete the entry form.

Limit one (1) entry per person/email address. Any attempt by an entrant to exceed or manipulate the entry specifications and/or limitations, including by using multiple/different email addresses or any other methods, will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified.

RANDOM DRAWINGS/WINNER NOTIFICATION: One (1) Potential Prize winner will be selected in periodic random drawing. Non-winning entries will be carried over into subsequent drawings, if any. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Limit one (1) prize per person/household.

Potential prize winners will be notified by e-mail. Potential prize winners must respond to the e-mail to provide prize shipping address within five (5) business days of delivery of e-mail (specified date and time will be listed in e-mail notification). If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or he/she does not respond by designated deadline and/or the notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner will be automatically disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user’s Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or insufficient space in user’s e-mail account to receive e-mail.

TWENTY (20) PRIZES: Each prize consists $50 of artfully cured or smoked meats as determined by Sponsor.  Prize consists of only the item specifically listed as the prize. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize by winner permitted.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for one of equal or greater value. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winner.

GENERAL RULES: Except where prohibited, by participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, prize providers, agencies and suppliers and the officers, directors and employees of them (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation or attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or use or misuse of the prize, including, but not limited to: (a) interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone, computer hardware, software and other technical failures of any kind, including, unauthorized human intervention, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic, including without limitation, the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information online regardless of cause that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, printers or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; incorrect announcements of any kind; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; lost, late, damaged, misdirected, postage due, illegible, delayed, incomplete, unintelligible or misdirected entries, entries not received by the entry deadline; (e) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, use or misuse of any prize.  Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.  If for any reason an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another Sweepstakes entry, if it is possible. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or like entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes entry services) will void all entries by that entrant. In the event a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.  Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these official rules.  INTERNET CAUTION:  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes; or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.  In the event of termination, a notice will be posted online and the remaining random drawings will be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to termination, if enough entries have been received. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners’ name and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. All materials submitted become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

ARBITRATION/CHOICE OF LAW: Each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of Minnesota, (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances, will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions, that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Minnesota.

WIN LIST: For the names of the winners, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope in a separate first class stamped envelope to The Martin Williams Meat Raffle Sweepstakes Winners List, Martin Williams Advertising, 150 South 5th St., Suite 900, Minneapolis, MN 55402. Requests must be received by 1/31/18. Responses to win list requests will be made after all winners are confirmed.

PRIVACY NOTICE: All information that entrants provide to Sponsor will be used to communicate with entrants regarding this Sweepstakes and otherwise as set forth in Sponsor’s privacy policy available at

SPONSOR: Martin Williams Advertising, 150 South 5th St., Suite 900, Minneapolis, MN 55402.


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