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Vital Essentials® #TasteofVE Sweepstakes Official Rules

No purchase necessary to enter. A purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning. You are providing your information only to Vital Essentials®. The information you provide will be used only for the purposes of this Sweepstakes.  Please note, Sweepstakes may not be compatible on all mobile devices.

ELIGIBILITY

      1. The contest is open only to legal residents of the contiguous United States who are 18 years of age or older at the time of contest registration, unless otherwise specified.
      1. Employees of Vital Essentials® are NOT eligible to participate in this drawing.
      1. Any person currently engaged with Vital Essentials® via promotional or marketing agreement (i.e., influencer or sponsor) are NOT eligible to win in this drawing.
      1. Persons who have won a prize in another contest or promotion of any kind from Vital Essentials® within the ninety-day (90) period immediately preceding the start date of this drawing are not eligible to participate.
    1. Participants agree to comply with any applicable federal, state, local laws, and regulations.

PROMOTIONAL PERIOD

The Vital Essentials® Sweepstakes will begin on May 1 and run through May 31st. Four (4) consumer winners will be announced each week. This promotion will be conducted exclusively online.

CONSUMERS

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Participants must feed their pet both Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Mini Nibs and Mini Patties.
  2. Take a photo of your pet with their preferred food.
  3. Post to Facebook or Instagram using #TasteofVE.

PRIZES

If a winner(s) is unable to accept the prize, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. There will be a total of sixteen (16) winners.

        1. Each week in the month of May, (4) winners (16 total) will receive a Vital Essentials prize package valued at $250
        1. When selected, the winners will be contacted by the information provided within the survey.
        1. No substitution of prize is offered (including cash), no transfer of prize to a third party is permitted, and non-cash prizes may not be redeemed for cash value.
      1. Prizes will be awarded only upon winner(s) verification and final approval by Vital Essentials®. If the winner(s) or selected entrant is unable to be contacted within two (2) days after being selected (e.g. drawing date), or is ineligible, the prize will be forfeited and a new winner(s) may be selected.

Vital Essentials will ask for a mailing address for shipping purposes only.

WINNER SELECTION AND ANNOUNCEMENT

      1. The winner(s) selection will take place every Friday in May.
      1. The winners will be contacted by end of day every Friday through the social platform they used to enter (Facebook or Instagram).
    1. Four (4) winners will be selected by Vital Essentials® each week, among all eligible entries on Facebook and Instagram.

All decisions made by Vital Essentials® management or any promotion sponsor regarding any aspect of this promotion are final.

RETAILERS

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Retailers must sign up for the #TasteofVE contest HERE
  2. Set up a high impact display of VE Freeze-Dried dog and cat food.
  3. Take a photo of your display and upload to Facebook or Instagram using #TasteofVE.
  4. Promote consumer BOGO 50%.

PRIZES

If a winner(s) is unable to accept the prize, the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. There will be a total of six (6) retail winners.

        1. At the end of May, 6 retailers will win 25% off their Freeze-Dried order for the month of June, worth up to $2,500.
        1. When selected, the winners will be contacted by a Vital Essentials sales representative. 
        1. No substitution of prize is offered (including cash), no transfer of prize to a third party is permitted, and non-cash prizes may not be redeemed for cash value
      1. Prizes will be awarded only upon winner(s) verification and final approval by Vital Essentials®. If the winner(s) or selected entrant is unable to be contacted within two (2) days after being selected (e.g. drawing date), or is ineligible, the prize will be forfeited and a new winner(s) may be selected.

ODDS OF WINNING

Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entrants participating during the Promotion Period.

RELEASE

By entering this Promotion, entrant and reseller agree to release and hold harmless Administrator and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, marketing/promotion agencies, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

PROMOTIONAL PUBLICITY

Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes winners’ consent to Administrator’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, hometown and state, and/or uploaded photo or slide show for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

If for any reason, the promotion is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation, any suspected evidence of tampering or technological corruption or if any portion of the contest is compromised by virus, bugs, worms or unauthorized human intervention, fraud, acts of God, strikes, terrorist acts, criminal acts of third parties, an insufficient number of qualified entries, or any other causes beyond Vital Essentials®’ control which, in Vital Essentials®’ sole opinion, corrupts, threatens or impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the promotion, Vital Essentials® reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the drawing at their sole discretion. Vital Essentials® reserves the right to change the Sweepstakes rules at any time (deadlines, stages, prizes, etc).

To enter the Sweepstakes, you also must accept these Terms and Conditions: When you submit your submission online, the Submission will be viewable to Vital Essentials® employees and people involved in running the Sweepstakes. Administrator reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or any relevant Instagram statistics page or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Promotion Mechanics and Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law in the applicable jurisdiction, and, should such an attempt be made, Administrator reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Promotion Mechanics and Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.