2021 CALPICO CONTEST Official Sweepstakes Rules

To provide fair and equal chance of winning to all Calpico readers, the following are the official rules for the 2021 CALPICO CONTEST Official Sweepstakes.


ELIGIBILITY: The 2021 Calpico Contest (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are of the age of majority in his/her state at the time of entry. Employees of Calpis Beverage U.S.A., Inc. (“Sponsor”), Sponsor Partners and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, sweepstakes and advertising agencies and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling or child and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIODS: Within the Sweepstakes Period, there are four (4) Entry Periods (each, an “Entry Period”) as defined in the “Entry Periods Schedule” below. Entrants may submit one (1) sweepstakes entry per Entry Period for a maximum entry limit of four (4) sweepstakes entries per person. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes.

All eligible entries must be received between:
Entry Period Start:
6 PM PST on:
Entry Period End:
11:59 PM PST on:


After submitting an Entry, entrants will receive a verification email. The link contained in the email must be clicked on in order to verify the Entry. Unverified entries are not eligible. Entrants may submit one (1) Entry per Entry Period, with a maximum entry limit of four (4) Entries per person. Eligibility of individual entries will be at the sole discretion of Sponsor, for any reason or for no reason, though specific reasons for disqualification may include use of inappropriate language or visuals. Sponsor is not responsible for and will not consider incomplete or incorrect entries. Entries generated by script, macro, mechanical or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Multiple entries received from any person in excess of the stated limitation of one (1) Entry per Entry Period will be void. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”/ODDS: Twenty-two (22) Prizes will be awarded.

The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded: $3,050. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. There is a limit of one (1) prize per person.

RANDOM DRAWINGS: After the Sweepstakes Period has ended, eligible Entries will be separated into three (3) Prize Pools; one (1) Prize Pool for each of the three (3) Prize options. Winners will be selected in a series of three (3) random drawings, one (1) random drawing for each Prize Pool, held within 14 days of Sweepstakes ending date.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Grand Prize Winner, First Prize Winner and Second Prize Winners collectively referred to herein as “Winners” or each, a “Winner”. Winners will be contacted within 14 days of the Sweepstakes ending date. Winners will be contacted at the email address used to enter the Sweepstakes and will be required to respond to the email notification with their full name and mailing address within seven (7) days of the email notification. Non-compliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be chosen. If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if a winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. If Sponsor is unable to determine and verify a potential winner after repeated alternate drawings or if Sponsor fails to receive a sufficient number of entries to correspond to the number of prizes available to be awarded, Sponsor reserves the right to not award such prize(s).

PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No substitution, assignment or transfer of Prize is permitted except by the Sponsor, which reserves the sole right to substitute the Prize with another of equal or greater value. Any incidental expenses on prizes not specified are the winner’s sole responsibility. Winners are responsible for all federal, state local and income taxes associated with winner prize.

By accepting a Prize, Winners agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and sweepstakes agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”), from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the Prize.

By accepting a Prize, where permitted by law, the Winners grant to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA AND IN PERPETUITY without limitation at any time their full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prizes. The Winners also acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prizes.

PRIZE DELIVERY: Prizes will be awarded by July 31st, 2021 through the following channels: Twenty (20) sets of Calpico Goods – mail service (UPS, etc.), One (1) Prize check – mailservice(UPS, etc.), One (1) illustration by @Toshiasan – posted on @Toshiasan Instagram page.
PRIVACY: Personal information collected from entrants are subject to the Sponsor’s privacy policy here: https://calpisbeverageusa.com/privacy-policy/.

INSTAGRAM AFFILIATION: Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize (or portion thereof), including any/all travel/activity related thereto; and (c) to the use of his/her name, address (city and state), voice, performance, photograph, image and/or other likeness for programming, advertising, publicity, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.

In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Released Parties not responsible for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, destroyed, garbled, postage-due, illegible, inaccurate, delayed or stolen entries or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether typographical, human mechanical, electronic, computer, network, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries or mail, the announcement of the prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF THIS SWEEPSTAKES CANNOT BE ADMINISTERED OR CONDUCTED OR ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS RESULTING OR ARISING FROM ACTS OF GOD, WAR, OR TERRORISM, CIVIL UNREST, STRIKES, SUPPLY SHORTAGES, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, EPIDEMICS, COMPLIANCE WITH ANY LAW OR ORDER OF A GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY, OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR ACT, EVENT, OR OCCURRENCE BEYOND THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF THE SPONSOR. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning the prize (and void all associated entries) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives.ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend any portion of the Sweepstakes for any reason, including should any cause corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, to determine the potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received and combined up to such time of impairment.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, whether foreseeable or not and whether based on negligence or otherwise, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: 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 substantive laws of the State of California, USA.

WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winners (available after 6/20/21), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than 12/31/21) to: Winner Confirmation Request300 Corporate Pointe Suite #330 Culver City, CA 90230 USA

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