WHARTON CURTIS, LLC – PAY IT FORWARD GROCERIES, GAS, AND/OR RENT/MORTGAGE GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR TRANSACTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR TRANSACTION WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.

Wharton Curtis, LLC’s Pay It Forward Groceries, Gas and/or Rent/Mortgage Giveaway (“Giveaway”) starts at 12:00 am EST on July 1, 2022 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on September 5, 2022 (“Entry Period”). The sponsor of this Giveaway is Wharton Curtis, LLC, with offices at 1000 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15221 (“Sponsor”). The Giveaway shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by participating in any manner, all participants agree to abide and be bound by the terms and conditions herein and the decisions of the Sponsor.

1) How to enter:

Minor Prizes: Select individuals who are shopping at select grocery stores or happen to be in select locations in Western Pennsylvania during the applicable Entry Period, may be eligible for prizes, including groceries at Sponsor’s elected grocery stores (direct payment of all or part of a person’s grocery order, subject to the discretion of available funds), gift cards for fuel at Sponsor’s elected location of distribution, all at the sole discretion of Sponsor’s employees (“Minor Prize(s)”). These Minor Prizes are awarded in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and no advance nomination is required, as Sponsor will choose potential winners who are shopping at random – although Sponsor may require that these potential winners consent to and sign a copy of these Official Rules along with providing their contact information, before being awarded any Minor Prize. Potential winners’ identities must be verified prior to being awarded any Minor Prize. Sponsor will distribute approximately $1,868 for groceries to winners at each selected grocery store. Gas cards will be distributed in amounts of $50 per card totaling 210 gas cards. Once these limits are met, no more will be distributed.

Grand Prize: In addition to the above Minor Prizes, one lucky nominated person will be randomly selected by Sponsor to receive up to $6,000, solely to be used for rent or mortgage payments from October through December of 2022 (“Grand Prize”). Proof of rent/mortgage amounts due and owing may be required by Sponsor, and Sponsor, in its discretion shall pay the Grand Prize amount directly to the Grand Prize winner, not to the winner’s landlord or mortgage lender. The Grand Prize winner, and not Sponsor, remains solely responsible for timely paying their housing obligations. Grand Prize must be used solely for rent or mortgage payments, and Sponsor reserves the right to be reimbursed for the Grand Prize should the Grand Prize winner not use the funds on housing. Grand Prize Winner’s identity must be verified prior to being awarded the Grand Prize. Nominations for the Grand Prize can be made at the following website: WhartonCurtis.com/”PayItForward.”

General Rules for Minor Prizes and Grand Prizes: All entries must be received during the applicable Entry Period. Limit ONE entry per household per Entry Period; duplicate entries from the same household during the same Entry Period will be disqualified.

All contact information must be accurate in order for an entry to be eligible. Incomplete entries will be disqualified, and the Released Parties (defined below) are not responsible for entries that are lost, late, deleted, garbled, misdelivered, or misdirected as a result of technical, internet or other online difficulties. All received entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor will treat entry information in accordance with its privacy policy. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries using multiple/different e-mail addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void such entries and that participant may be disqualified.

By participating, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and any judges or administrators selected by Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Giveaway as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Giveaway is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of any aspect of the Giveaway, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Giveaway. Should the Giveaway be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Proof of sending or submission of an entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor.

2) Eligibility: This Giveaway is open to legal Pennsylvania residents, residing in the Greater Pittsburgh area who are Eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the first day of the Entry Period. Employees and directors (and members of their immediate household (whether or not related) and family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) of the Sponsor and of each of its respective affiliates, and subsidiaries, and of the advertising companies, promotion and delivery contractors and/or public relations companies, and of any other entity that participated in the creation, operation or fulfillment of this Giveaway, are not eligible to participate or win a prize. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the member associated with the winning entry and that all eligibility requirements are met. Void where prohibited. This Giveaway shall be governed and enforced pursuant to Pennsylvania law, excluding choice of law provisions. For any dispute or claim arising out of this Giveaway, any participant hereby consents to the jurisdiction and venue of the Court of Common Pleas, located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to resolve any disputes.

3) Selection of Winners/Odds/Notification:
The Minor Prize winners will be selected at random, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, to individuals shopping at stores or at select locations in Western Pennsylvania during the Entry Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible shoppers/entries and amount of funds reserved for Minor Prizes.

The Grand Prize Winner will be selected at random during a drawing to take place on or about September 7, 2022 at approximately 4:00pm EST, which will be streamed live on Sponsor’s Facebook page, from among all eligible entries received for the Entry Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential Grand Prize Winner on or around September 7, 2022. A potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified, the prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Grand Prize Winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining entries if: (1) any potential Grand Prize Winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours of the time of the issuance of Grand Prize notification; (2) any potential Grand Prize Winner does not fulfill the eligibility requirements; (3) a Grand Prize Winner does not adhere to the Official Rules; and/or (4) if the Grand Prize notification is declined or returned as undeliverable or refused.

4) The Prizes:

Grand Prize: 1 (one) Grand Prize. Total AVR of Grand Prize – up to $6,000.

Minor Prizes:
Prizes consist of gift cards for fuel in an amount not to exceed $50 and direct payment to store for groceries of chosen shoppers at select stores in an amount not to exceed $1,868 per store location. Total AVR of Minor Prizes, collectively – up to $23,580.

Prizes are not transferable and not assignable. Only Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may substitute a prize of equal value due to lack of availability for any given reason. Each winner is solely responsible for applicable federal, state and local taxes in connection with any prize.
Winner will be responsible for any and all travel or prize-related expenses, including additional costs resulting from changes in event date. All expenses not specifically mentioned are the sole responsibility of the winners. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules. Any unclaimed and/or unused prize package item or element thereof will be forfeited by the prize winner and will remain the property of Sponsor. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of the Giveaway.

5) Other Conditions: By participating in the Giveaway, participants agree to fully release, forever discharge, waive and hold harmless Sponsor, and each of their respective co-sponsors, affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorneys’ fees) resulting from any participant’s participation in, or preparation for, this Giveaway, their acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize or element thereof, and any travel or event-related activity in connection with the Giveaway. By participating in the Giveaway, participants acknowledge and agree that everything regarding this Giveaway, including the website and the prize(s), are provided “as is” and that Sponsor makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the prize(s) and Sponsor hereby disclaims all such warranties, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by participants, printing or production errors, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or employed in the Giveaway; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Giveaway; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Giveaway, the processing of entries, or the notification of any winner; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from a participant’s participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules nor the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of Sponsor’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance.

6) Social Media: The Giveaway hosted by Sponsor is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with any Social Media platform including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.

7) Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Sponsor’s website. To read the Privacy Policy, visit https://whartoncurtis.com/privacy-policy/

8) Consent to Share Participant Info: By participating in this Giveaway, each participant agrees to allow Sponsor and each of their respective designees to use such winner’s name, voice, photograph, likeness and any information provided on entry form, in any and all media of communication, including print, Internet, radio and/or television worldwide in perpetuity for any purpose, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

9) Winners List: To obtain a copy of a winner(s) name(s) or a copy of these Official Rules, mail a request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Wharton Curtis, LLC, 1000 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15221, ATTN: Winners List, or email brittany.absher@whartoncurtis.com. Requests must be received no later than Dec. 31, 2022, 11:59 PM , EST

10) Questions: Please contact Brittany Absher at 412-815-7514, or brittany.absher@whartoncurtis.com