BJ’S WHOLESALE CLUB “#BJSSMARTSAVERSWEEPSTAKES” PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

1) PROMOTION PERIOD: The BJ’s Wholesale Club “#BJsSmartSaverSweepstakes” Promotion (the “Promotion”) starts on April 7, 2019 at 12:01:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on April 30, 2019 at 11:59:59 AM ET (the “Promotion Period”).

2) ELIGIBILITY:  The Promotion is open to legal residents of the District of Columbia and the forty-eight contiguous United States, excluding California, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees of BJ’s Wholesale Club, and its respective parent companies, related subsidiaries and affiliated companies, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees (collectively “Released Entities”), and the immediate families (spouse, and parents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses regardless of where they live) and individuals living in the same households, whether related or not, of the above, are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Each Entrant (the “Entrant”), by participating in the Promotion, agrees to be bound by the Official Rules and by Sponsor’ decisions.  Void outside of the respective states listed above and where prohibited or restricted by law. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

3) HOW TO ENTER:

You may enter without making a purchase or posting to social media by sending a plain piece of 3" x 5" paper hand printed with your complete name, address, ZIP code, birth date, and daytime and evening telephone numbers to: BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., BJ’s Smart Saver Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 5230, Westborough, Massachusetts 01581-5230. Limit one entry per person.  If multiple entries are submitted, only the first Entry received will be eligible, all other entries will be disqualified Mail-in entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2019 and received by May 17, 2019. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, lost, late, damaged, defaced, mutilated, incomplete, postage-due mail/entries, scanner/computer failures, errors or malfunctions of any kind whether human or technical in nature. All entries become the property of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. (Sponsor) and will not be returned.

To enter the Promotion via Instagram or Twitter, you must submit your entry to either Instagram or Twitter. To enter the Promotion, you'll first need to become a registered user of either www.Instagram.com (“Instagram”) or www.Twitter.com (“Twitter”).  Once you become a member and log in, your account and entry must be set to “public”. If you do not have an account, visit Instagram and/or Twitter to create one. There is no fee or charge to become a Registered User.  By submitting your information and creating an account, you agree to the respective terms of use and privacy notice. If you do not agree to such terms of use and privacy notice, you cannot create a respective account, or participate in the Promotion.  You can return your account to “private” any time after the winner announcement.   Limit of one (1) Promotion Entry per social media account per person. If multiple entries are submitted, only the first Entry received will be eligible, all other entries will be disqualified.

To Enter via Instagram:

  1. Take a photo of your BJ’s Wholesale Club grocery haul.
  2. Go to www.instagram.com and log into your Instagram account.
  3. Your Instagram account must be set to public.
  4. You must follow @BJsWholesale.
  5. Post your photo and share why you love to shop at BJ’s Wholesale Club
  6. You must include the hashtags #BJsSmartSaverSweepstakes in the caption.

To Enter via Twitter:

  1. Take a photo of your BJ’s Wholesale Club grocery haul.
  2. Go to www.twitter.com and log into your Twitter account.
  3. Your Twitter account must be set to public.
  4. You must follow @BJsWholesale.
  5. Tweet your photo and share why you love to shop at BJ’s Wholesale Club
  6. You must include the hashtags #BJsSmartSaverSweepstakes in the caption.

All entry information, captions, photos, tweets and posts shall be collectively referred to herein as the “Promotion Entry”.  Submissions must comply with the Guidelines and Restrictions defined below.

Usage of Instagram and Twitter may require a mobile device and therefore you may be charged for standard data rates according to the terms and conditions in your agreement with your wireless carrier. You agree to incur any and all charges demanded by your wireless carrier. You should also check your device's features for capabilities and check the device manual for specific use instructions.

The person submitting the Promotion Entry must be the authorized account holder of such Instagram or Twitter account, otherwise the Promotion Entry may be deemed void. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a potential winner, the Promotion Entry will be declared made by the authorized holder of the Instagram or Twitter account used for entry, and potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such Instagram or Twitter account. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to the applicable Instagram or Twitter account by Instagram or Twitter. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the Entrant changes his or her Instagram or Twitter account during the duration of the Promotion. Proof of submission of a Promotion Entry does not constitute proof of delivery of Entry.  Multiple accounts may not be used and anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be deemed ineligible.

By submitting your Promotion Entry, you agree that (1) your Promotion Entry conforms to any terms of use/ platform guidelines, policies  and content restrictions of Instagram or Twitter (as applicable); (2) conforms to the Guidelines and Content Restrictions below; and (3) Sponsor, in their sole discretion, and without notice, may disqualify you from the Promotion if they determine that your Promotion Entry fails to conform to these Official Rules including without limitation the Guidelines and Content Restrictions below.

Guidelines and Content Restrictions

  • The Promotion Entry must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights;
  • The Promotion Entry must not disparage or embarrass Sponsor, their owners and employees, or any other person or party affiliated with the Promotion and administration of this Sweepstakes;
  • The Promotion Entry must not feature brand names or trademarks of others, except for those depicted on the item or packaging of the item for sale at BJ’s Wholesale Club;
  • The Promotion Entry must be Entrant’s original photo and cannot be edited or manipulated (such as the use of Photoshop, adding words to the photo etc.) in any way, other than to use the filter options available to all users;
  • The Promotion Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • The Promotion Entry must not contain any materials relating to lotteries, gambling, tobacco, alcohol or drugs, pornography, adult-oriented content or any other sexually-explicit material;
  • The Promotion Entry must not contain anything that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  • The Promotion Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Entry is created.

If the Sponsor determines that the content of the Promotion Entry does not comply with the Guidelines and Content Restrictions, the Promotion Entry will not be eligible for any prize consideration and may be withdrawn without notice from the Promotion at any time at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. 

BY SUBMITTING A PROMOTION ENTRY, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR PROMOTION ENTRY (INCLUDING YOUR USERNAME AND PROFILE PICTURE) MAY BE POSTED ON INSTAGRAM, TWITTER AND/OR SPONSOR’S PROPRIETARY WEBSITE AND/OR SPONSOR’S DIGITAL MARKETING ASSETS (EMAIL, FACEBOOK, STOCKED.BJS.COM, BJ’S MOBILE APP) WHERE IT MAY BE VIEWED, SHARED (BY USERS OF INSTAGRAM, TWITTER AND VARIOUS OTHER INTERNET-BASED SITES) AND COMMENTED ON BY THE SPONSOR AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Each Entry must be manually key stroked and manually entered by the individual Entrant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including, but not limited to, entries made using any script, macro, bot or service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these accounts or related e-mail or IP addresses may be blocked.  

By submitting an Entry in this Promotion, Entrant agrees to comply with these Official Rules. Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified from the either the Weekly Giveaway or Sweepstakes. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding. 

By entering this Promotion, winners agree to grant the Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and affiliates and its agents and designees, the exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable right to exercise the copyright, publicity, database rights and any other rights Entrant has in the Entry, and also the right and permission to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, copy, reproduce, translate, dub, adapt, publish, exploit, and use the content of and elements embodied in the Entry, in any media now known or hereafter devised (including without limitation, the Internet), for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Each Entrant hereby represents and warrants that he/she is the original author/creator of his/her Entry and the Entry will not infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy. Sponsor's use of information submitted to Sponsor in connection with this Promotion will be subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.

4) SELECTION OF WINNERS.   There will be a total of one (1) random drawing conducted from amongst all eligible entries. The random drawing will be held between May 1, 2019 and May 4, 2019 and conducted by the Sponsor. Winner notification will begin on May 5, 2019.

The Sponsor’s decisions on all matters pertaining to the Promotion. Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received per Drawing Period. Potential winner are subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules. Limit one (1) prize per person/household throughout the Promotion.

5) PRIZE: 1 grand prize winner will receive one (1) five hundred dollar ($500) BJ’s Wholesale Club gift card. Total Average Retail Value (“ARV”) of grand prize is $500 each. Total Maximum ARV of grand prize is $500.

No substitutions, cash equivalents, or transfer of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, except as otherwise provided herein. All prizes will be fulfilled within 6 to 8 weeks after notification, verification, and confirmation. No more than the listed number of prizes will be awarded.

Sponsor is not responsible for damage to a prize or loss of a prize after the prize has been delivered to the confirmed winner. The Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied offered by Sponsor. Any and all guarantees and warranties for merchandise prize, if any, are subject to the respective manufacturer’s terms and conditions, and winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturer for any such warranty or guarantee claim. Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, expressed or implied, concerning any prize furnished by third parties in connection with the Sweepstakes. In addition any and all Brands named within the Prize offering above are not participants in or a sponsor of this promotion.

6)  ODDS OF WINNING.  Odds of winning are determined by the number of qualified entries received.

POTENTIAL WINNER NOTIFICATION AND CLEARANCE: If a potential Promotion winner entered via Instagram, the Sponsor will contact the potential Promotion winner via direct message to the potential Promotion winner’s Instagram account to request contact information.  If a potential Promotion winner entered via Twitter, the Sponsor will contact the potential Promotion winner via private message to the potential Promotion winner’s Twitter Account to request contact information.  The required response to such direct message (e.g., full name, mailing address, email address, etc.) must be received within three (3) calendar days (including Weekends and Holidays) from the time initial direct message was sent or the potential winner will be disqualified, and an alternate potential winner will be selected.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable direct message resulting from any form of active or passive filtering by Instagram or Twitter or for insufficient space in user’s account to receive direct message.  Return of any direct message as undeliverable will result in disqualification of potential winner and an alternate potential winner will be selected.

If the potential winner (i) cannot be contacted after a reasonable attempt has been made by Sponsor (as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion); or or (ii) refuses the prize; or (iii) the prize or prize notification is rejected or returned as undeliverable, then such potential winner will be disqualified and forfeits all rights to be deemed a winner and an alternate potential winner will be notified, time permitting. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.   Prize may be awarded to alternate winner if prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable. Winners agree to use of winner’s name, address, likeness, and/or prize information for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law; any such use with respect to minors to be subject to prior approval of parent or legal guardian.

7) GENERAL: This Promotion is subject to the laws of the United States. Except as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, no substitution of any prize shall be offered and no transfer of any prize to a third party is permitted. All federal, state, and other tax liabilities arising from a prize are the sole responsibility of each prize winner.

8) CONDUCT: By participating in this Sweepstakes,  Entrants/winner agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Promotion or these Official Rules. These Official Rules are accessible at https://newsroom.bjs.com/page/bjs-wholesale-club-bjssmartsaversweepstakes-promotion-official-rules

throughout the Promotion Period. Failure to comply with these Official Rules will result in disqualification. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual: (a) suspected of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion; (b) to be acting in any manner deemed by the Sponsor to be in violation of the Official Rules; (c) to be acting in any manner deemed by the Sponsor to constitute unsportsmanlike or disruptive behavior, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

9) LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Released Entities, Instagram and Twitter assume no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate Entry information, or for any lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Promotion; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Promotion; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or any combination thereof; or (e) any injury or damage to the participant’s or to any other person's computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Promotion or download any materials from the Promotion. If, for any reason, the Promotion is not able to run through completion for reasons which may include, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion, then the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion in whole or in part, without further liability to the Entrants or third parties. In the event the Promotion is cancelled, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize from among all eligible non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. With regard to this Promotion, the Sponsor will only contact the Entrants deemed as potential winners for purposes of clearance and awarding of any prize.   The Official Rules prevail should there be any conflict or uncertainty relating to the Promotion based on information or advice provided by any of the Released Entities (as defined below).

10) WINNER RELEASES: All Entrants, as a condition of entry into the Promotion, agree to release Released Entities, Instagram, and Twitter from and against any and all liability, loss, claims, demands or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, costs, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with: (a) accessing the Promotion page; (b) submitting an Entry or otherwise participating in any aspect of the Promotion; (c) the acceptance, receipt, ownership, use or misuse of any prize awarded; (d) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement of the offering of the prize; or (e) any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement or any other intellectual property-related cause of action. The winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to the prize after it has been delivered. The Sponsor makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the appearance, safety, or performance of any prize.

Entrants agree to be bound by these rules and consent to the use of their names, social media handle, address, voices, photographs, any statements made by Entrants, actual or simulated likenesses, and/or biographical information for public relations, advertising and promotional purposes in perpetuity, throughout the universe, by Sponsor and its designees in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, without notice or further compensation, unless prohibited by law. 

11) PRIVACY: By entering the Promotion, you grant the Released Entities permission to use your personal information in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at  https://www.bjs.com/content?template=B&espot_main=about_privacy. By participating in the Promotion, Entrants hereby acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. Information collected from Entrants is used only for the purpose to notify the winner, and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by Sponsor or any third parties unless Entrant has opted-in to receive additional information and marketing or promotional material from Sponsor or a third party.

12) DISPUTES; GOVERNING LAW.  This Promotion is conducted in English (which will be given its everyday ordinary meaning), and any and all disputes will be resolved in the appropriate courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts exclusively, and subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Entrants irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non-conveniences or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have. To the extent allowed by law, Entrants will not be permitted to obtain awards for, and each Entrant hereby waives, all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

13) WINNER LIST: To receive a copy of the Winner List, available after May 20, 2019, mail a request addressed to Kristy Houston at the address below. All such requests must be received by May 31, 2019.

BJ’s Wholesale Club
Attn: Kristy Houston
25 Research Drive
Westborough, MA 01581

14) SPONSOR:
Sponsor: BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., 25 Research Dr., Westborough, MA 01582.

 

Instagram is a registered trademark of Instagram, Inc. Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with Instagram or Twitter.  Entrants understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor, and not to Instagram or Twitter. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion are to be directed to Sponsor, at the address noted above, not Instagram or Twitter.