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Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers®

Back-to-School Sweepstakes



Sweepstakes Name: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers® Back-to-School Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”).

Sweepstakes Timing: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) on August 17, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 pm (ET) on August 30, 2023 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

The Sweepstakes Period includes two (2) entry periods (each an “Entry Period”), each of which are associated with a discreet random drawing (each a “Drawing”). See “Winner Selection & Notification” section below for Entry Period dates and times and Drawing dates (each a “Drawing Date”).

Who May Enter: Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents of AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, NY, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA and WI, who are age 18 or older as of date of entry, who are a certified teacher at a public or private accredited school which has any grades K through 12 (“School”), whose School is in compliance with the laws and regulations of its state, whose School is operating in AL, AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NM, NY, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA and WI who have a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued photo identification, excluding the following classes of persons who are not eligible to enter or receive a prize:

a.     Employees, officers, and directors of Raising Cane’s Restaurants, LLC, (“Sponsor”), Million Dollar Media (“Administrator”), each of their respective franchisees, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, printers, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively “Released Parties), and the members of the immediate families or households of any of the above, whether or not related. “Immediate family members” includes, for purposes of this Sweepstakes, parents (including in-laws), grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including step-children), grand children (including step-grandchildren) and each of their respective spouses.

b.     Individuals who do not have current access to the internet or a valid email address to complete an eligible on-line registration to participate.

How to Enter: In order to be eligible to win a prize by submitting an entry on Instagram, you must (a) follow the Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers® Instagram handle (@raisingcanes) and (b) be an active holder of a non-private Instagram account (holders with private account settings may not enter in this method). If you do not have the Instagram application, you may download it through the application store on your mobile device. The Instagram application is free, and Instagram’s Terms of Use apply. For details, visit http://instagram.com/legal/terms/. After completing steps (a) and (b), (c) create a back-to-school supplies wish list (“Wish List”) on your favorite shopping website (“Shopping Website”). You may be required to create a user account on your selected Shopping Website in order to create and share your Wish List for this Sweepstakes.   You should review the terms and conditions on your selected Shopping Website. After creating your Wish List, (d) visit https://www.instagram.com/raisingcanes during the Sweepstakes Period to view the Sponsor’s post about the Sweepstakes and (e) paste a link to your Wish List in the comment section of the Sponsor’s post (each a “Sweepstakes Entry”). If you enter on a wireless service provider’s network (as opposed to a WiFi network), your carrier’s text and data rates will apply. You should consult your wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. You agree to incur any and all charges imposed by your wireless carrier.

Eligible participants having submitted a Sweepstakes Entry are individually referred to as an “Entrant” and collectively, “Entrants.”

Maximum of one Entry per person. Each participant must submit a Sweepstakes Entry on his/her own behalf. The individual who submitted the Sweepstakes Entry shall be designated as the official Entrant in the Sweepstakes, regardless of any other individuals featured in the Sweepstakes Entry, and the official Entrant shall be the only individual eligible for any resulting prize awarded. Any Sweepstakes Entry submitted (a) on behalf of another individual, (b) using another person’s name or Instagram account, or (c) with any false information, including misrepresentation of age, will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any Sweepstakes Entry, the authorized account holder of the Instagram account used to enter the Sweepstakes will be deemed to be the Entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to the Instagram account (as assigned by Instagram, as the case may be) of the account name used to post the Sweepstakes Entry submission. Proof of being the authorized account holder may be required. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more one Sweepstakes Entry by any means, including use of multiple/different social media handles, identities, or other method will void all of participant’s entries. Use of any automated system (including but not limited to third-party sweepstakes/contest entry services) to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void. Any questions regarding the number of Entries submitted or the identity of an authorized account holder shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

Each Entrant agrees that their Sweepstakes Entry may be viewed by the public. However, the fact that a Sweepstakes Entry is viewable by the public does not constitute any representation as to Sweepstakes eligibility or notification as a potential prize winner. Each Entrant agrees that s/he may be contacted, recorded and/or broadcasted by Sponsor, and that his/her Sweepstakes Entry may be used, promoted, released, broadcasted, or published by Sponsor in any manner related to the promotion of the Sweepstakes without additional approval, authorization, or compensation. Receipt of Sweepstakes Entry will not be acknowledged by Sponsor. Sponsor may (but is in no way obligated to) publish, display, promote, or utilize your Sweepstakes Entry in any manner of its choosing in relation to the promotion of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor.

By participating and submitting a Sweepstakes Entry, Entrant agrees that Sponsor and Released Parties are authorized to contact entrant via email, mail, phone or any other form of media to make contestant aware of information pertinent to the Sweepstakes, and to distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s) featured products, discounts, special events or promotional offers.  Contestants may opt-out of any further email communication at any time by clicking the UNSUBSCRIBE link provided in all promotional email messages from Sponsor and following the opt-out instructions.  Any available opt-in opportunities are not required to enter the Sweepstakes and checking the opt-in boxes will not improve your chances of winning.

Additional Entry Requirements: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to remove a Sweepstakes Entry at any time for any reason, or disqualify any Sweepstakes Entry it considers inappropriate or that violates any of the following Entry restrictions:

·       not include any name, likeness, photograph/image, or any other identifying element, in whole or in part, of any person, living or dead, without such person’s permission;

·       may not be subject to any third-party agreement or require payment or incurrence of any sums to obtain further permissions of any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the idea or rights therein or portions, or modified versions or derivative works thereof;

·       not include trademarks, logos, or copyrighted material not owned by Entrant or Sponsor, or material used without permission (including but not limited to company names, photographs, works of art, or images published on any media) or that otherwise infringe or violate the rights of any third party (including but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, logos, contract and licensing rights, rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights (i.e., “droit morale”), or any other intellectual property rights) except as such Entry submission relates to Sponsor’s brands;

·       not feature, refer to, or mention any companies or brands of Sponsor’s direct competitors;

·       not be considered harmful to minors in any way;

·       not contain description or images of nudity, inappropriate, indecent, sexually explicit, pornographic, or obscene content, names or images (which shall be determined by Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion);

·       not contain any political or politically themed or motivated messages, statements, or images;

·       not defame, slander, libel, misrepresent, or contain disparaging remarks or any other content that could adversely affect the name, reputation, or goodwill/business reputation of Sponsor or any other individuals and/or entities affiliated or associated with Sponsor, the Sweepstakes, or any prizes, the determination of which shall remain in the sole discretion of Sponsor;

·       not depict, describe, or include images that may be considered unlawful, harmful, threatening, violent, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, religiously, or ethnically objectionable in any manner as solely determined by Sponsor.

Representations and Warranties: Each Entrant represents and warrants that s/he has sole and exclusive ownership and proprietary rights of the Sweepstakes Entry, Entrant has secured full permission of all persons or parties referenced in the Sweepstakes Entry to publish their names, images, and actions shown within the Sweepstakes Entry, and agrees that each Sweepstakes Entry becomes the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to request from any Entrant at any time proof, in a form acceptable to Sponsor, of any permission required or possibly required to use such Entrant’s Sweepstakes Entry. Failure to provide such requested proof may disqualify such Sweepstakes Entry. A Sweepstakes Entry constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use that Entrant’s name, city, state of residence, and/or likeness for all commercial purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity without limitation or compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

Winner Selection and Notification: On each of the Drawing Dates set forth in the chart below, a Drawing will be held to select a total of twenty-five (25) Entries from among all eligible Entries received by the stated deadline for the applicable Entry Period (each a “Potential Winner”). Non-winning Entries will roll over to the next Drawing, if any. Entries not received by the Entry Period deadlines below will be entered into the next Drawing.

The Potential Winners will be notified initially by direct message to the Potential Winner’s Instagram used to enter. Sponsor and Administrator each expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with an inability to contact a Potential Winner due to the configuration of his/her Instagram privacy settings. With regard to Instagram, you are advised to “follow” the official Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers® account on Instagram (@raisingcanes) so that Sponsor or Administrator will be able to contact you if your Sweepstakes Entry is drawn.

If the Administrator is unsuccessful in its attempt to reach a Potential Winner via direct message within 48-hours of the initial notification attempt to the Instagram account associated with that Entrant’s Sweepstakes Entry, then Entrant may be disqualified, and an alternate Potential Winner may be selected from among the remaining eligible Sweepstakes Entries and notified following the procedures outlined above.

During prize winner notification, a Potential Winner must verify his/her eligibility including the School the Potential Winner is employed by (including city), the grade(s) the Potential Winner teaches at the School, and indicate a willingness and ability to accept the prize. Potential Winner may then receive official notification via email delivery. If a Potential Winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, or elects to decline the prize, s/he will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate Potential Winner will be selected from among all remaining Entries received as set forth above and notified per the procedures outlined above. Any disqualified Entrant will not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation of any kind. Decisions of the Sponsor/Administrator in the selection and determination of prize winners and all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding.

All of the following will apply to Potential Winners (each a “Winner”): 1) Winner must complete and return, within 5 business days of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form, an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability/publicity release (where permitted); 2) Winner must present a copy of a valid social security card and a valid driver’s license (or other valid government issued photo ID) as a condition of receiving a prize; 3) Winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the actual value of prizes won if a prize value equals or exceeds $600; and 4) Winner is responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) on any prize awarded. Failure to collect or properly claim a prize in accordance with these Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. If forfeited for any reason, Winner will not receive a prize substitution or compensation of any kind, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as provided herein.

Prize (maximum of 50): Sponsor will order directly through the Shopping Website one or more items from Winner’s Wish List up to a maximum aggregate value of $500.00 (“Prize”).  The aggregate value of all components of a Prize is limited $500.00 inclusive of sales tax, shipping expenses, and any handling fees charged by the Shopping Website. If the actual value of a Prize, as awarded, is under $500.00, Winner will not receive the difference between the actual  Prize value and $500.00.  The specific items selected from a Winner’s Wish List and ordered as components of a Prize will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute or add components to a Prize that are not on an individual Winner’s Wish List.  The actual value of a Prize, as awarded, may differ from the time of Winner selection.

Maximum value of all Prizes combined is $25,000.00. If a component of a Prize requires physical delivery (“Shipped Prize”), the Shipped Prize will be shipped to the address associated with the Winner’s Shopping Website account.  Shipped Prizes will be delivered by U.S. Postal Service or a common carrier made available by the Shopping Website and selected by Sponsor and any Shipped Prize will be deemed delivered to Winner once a Shipped Prize is delivered by Shopping Website to the U.S. Postal Service or other common carrier. Prize components may be shipped separately by Shopping Website. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for late, delayed, lost, stolen, undeliverable, or damaged Shipped Prizes once Sponsor places an order for a Prize or Prize component on behalf of Winner. Delivery timing of Shipped Prizes are dependent on the availability of Prize components at the time Sponsor places an order and the responsiveness of your selected Shopping Website.    

Additional Rules and Conditions: All costs and expenses related to Prize acceptance, delivery, redemption, or use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of Winner. All Prize components are non-transferable, and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein. All Prizes and components are awarded as is, without any warranty, express or implied, by Sponsor. A properly claimed Prize will be awarded. Any unclaimed Prize or Prize component will not be awarded. Prize may not be awarded if no eligible Sweepstakes Entries are received.

In the event an Entrant wins and is later found to be in violation of these Official Rules, Winner will be required to forfeit the Prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of the Prize if such violation is discovered after Winner has used the Prize.

Entrants agree to hold all Released Parties harmless from any claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, including injury or death arising out of or relating to Entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes, acceptance, possession or use of a Prize, or participation in Prize-related activities, and to assume all liability thereof. Released Parties shall not be liable to Winner or any other person for failure to supply the Prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond Released Parties’ control. Sponsor and Released Parties disclaim all liability for the inability of an Entrant to complete or continue a Sweepstake Entry due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, Shopping Website or Wish List errors or functionality issues, acts beyond Sponsor’s control and any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these Official Rules, errors in connection with the printing or advertising of this Sweepstakes, administration, execution, or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes, including the cancellation of the drawing, the processing of Sweepstakes Entries, or in the announcement of Potential Winners.

Entrants are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment, mobile phone equipment, Internet access and cellular networks. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant who tampers or attempts to tamper with or abuse the Sweepstakes Entry process in any way or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes if fraud, misconduct, or technical failures of any kind destroy or threaten the integrity of the Sweepstakes, in the opinion of the Sponsor or Administrator, or if a hacker, computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor or Administrator, in their discretion. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of early termination of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to determine Winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the time and date of such termination.

Odds: The odds of being selected as a Potential Winner are dependent upon the total number of eligible Sweepstakes Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

Privacy: Sponsor is committed to protecting privacy. To enter the Sweepstakes, Entrants must complete an official Sweepstakes Entry, which may include Entrant’s name, phone number, and email address. Winner must provide shipping information disclosing their name, address, and phone number. This information will only be used for selecting a winner and awarding the Prize. Sponsor may retain any Entry and winner selection information for recordkeeping purposes, but the information will not be used for any other purposes, except as described in these Official Rules. Sponsor does not sell any personal information collected as part of this Sweepstakes. Depending on your jurisdiction, applicable law may entitle you to certain consumer rights regarding the processing of your personal information. For more information about exercising your rights and our data collection and processing practices generally, please review our Privacy Policy at https://www.raisingcanes.com/privacy-policy.

In Case of Disputes: By participating, 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 or Prize component, 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 Texas; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket 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, or consequential damages, and any 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 this 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 or provisions (whether of the State of Texas or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Texas.

Winner List: For a copy of these Official Rules or a list of the Prize Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers® Back-to-School Sweepstakes, c/o Raising Cane’s Restaurants, LLC, 6800 Bishop Road, Plano, TX 75024. Please specify whether you are requesting Official Rules or a list of  Prize Winners. Requests must be received by 10/30/2023.

Sponsor: Raising Cane’s Restaurants, LLC, 6800 Bishop Road, Plano, TX 75024.

This Sweepstakes is not affiliated with or sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by or in any way in association with Instagram. Instagram has no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded in connection therewith.