Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT INCLUDED AS A PART OF THE PRIZE PACKAGE. MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ENTER.

  1. SPONSOR: The Cline Friendsgiving Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Cline Family Cellars, 24737 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476, USA (the "Sponsor").

  2. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins 12:00AM Pacific Time ("PT") on September 1, 2022 and ends 11:59PM PT on December 31, 2022 ("Entry Period") for 49 of the United States and District of Columbia. Begins 12:00AM PT October 1, 2022 and ends 11:59PM PT on December 31, 2022 in the State of Louisiana. During the entry period, entrants must visit the Cline Friendsgiving Sweepstakes website, follow provided rules and submit their entries. By participating in the Sweepstakes each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with, abide by and be bound by these official rules and the decisions of Sponsor which shall be final and binding in all aspects.

  3. ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes participation is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The Sweepstakes is void in U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, all other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited.

    The following individuals are not eligible: employees, contractors, directors and officers of Cline Family Cellars and each of its respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, as well as any web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging or other agency involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, "Parties"), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and spouse or "step" of each) and those living in the same households of each such individual. Further, licensed distributors or retailers of alcoholic beverages, and their employees, are not eligible. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six (6) months, performed services for The Sponsor, One Line Agency or any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes or supplying the prize, and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

  4. TO ENTER:

    There are three (3) ways to enter:

    Go to www.clinefriendsgiving.com (the “Website”.) Verify you are 21 years of age or older and complete the official online entry form including your full name, complete mailing address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, your favorite friendsiving dish, your favorite wine varietal and optional opt-in to receive more information from Cline Family Cellars wines. Send your entry by clicking on the submit button on the Sweepstakes page.

    To enter using your smartphone, open your camera application or another QR code reader to scan the QR code, which can be found on the Sponsor’s printed communication during the Entry Period.  You will be prompted with a link to enter the Sweepstakes. Complete the official online entry form.  Participants must have a mobile phone with web browsing capabilities to enter and may incur a data charge from their wireless service provider.  Check with your wireless service provider for details on these and other applicable charges.  Participants are solely responsible for any such wireless charges.  Not all wireless carriers participate.

    Limit one entry per email address per day. All electronic entries must be received by 11:59:59PM PT on December 31, 2022.

    If you are unable to participate online, you may enter by mail by hand printing your full name, complete address, telephone number, email address and date of birth on a plain 3" x 5" card and mail it to: "Cline Friendsgiving" Sweepstakes, c/o One Line Sports Agency, P.O. Box 610505, Bayside, NY 11361-0505. Group and mechanically reproduced entries, including photocopies, are not eligible. Sponsors will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, mutilated, incomplete, misdirected or postage due entries. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2022 and received by January 5, 2023. Each entry must be mailed separately.

    All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and the decision of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

  5. PRIZES: A total of eleven (11) prizes will be offered in the Sweepstakes. One (1) Grand Prize and ten (10) First Prizes.

    One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) chef-catered dinner for six (6) people at the winner’s home. Chef and date are subject to availability. Dinner must be fulfilled by December 31, 2023. No alcohol is included in the prize. Winners are solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein. Other restrictions may apply. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize is $1,500.

    Ten (10) First Prize Winners will each receive one (1) $250 prepaid debit card and (1) $250 prepaid debit card to give to a friend. ARV of First Prize is $500.

    ARV of all prizes is $6,500. No substitution or cash equivalent of prize is permitted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners are responsible for any and all federal, state and local taxes or assessments and any person winning over $600.00 in prizes will receive an IRS Form 1099 from Sponsor for the calendar year in which the prize is awarded. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  6. RANDOM DRAWING: Potential winners will be chosen in a random drawing on or about January 9, 2023 from among all eligible entries received by an independent judging organization whose decision with respect to the selection of the winners and the interpretation of these rules and regulations will be final. Winners will be notified by telephone or email. Winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification and a Publicity Release (where allowed by law) within three (3) business days. If a potential winner does not reply to such notification within three (3) business days, an email notification is not acknowledged after up to three (3) attempts and/or the Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification and Publicity Release is not returned to Sponsor within specified time period, winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. Personally identifiable information received will be used only to verify eligibility and award prizes.

    In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant of an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized holder of the transmitting email account. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for notifications that are misdirected because of email addresses that are no longer correct, or for any other reason beyond the control of the Sponsor. Return of any prize notification as "undeliverable" will result in disqualification. If for any reason any prize is not claimed or a winner is disqualified, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period.

  7. GENERAL RULES: By entering, Entrant irrevocably grants the Sponsor and its affiliates, legal representatives, assigns, agents and licensees, the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used), the Entry, including, but not limited to, the right to use Entrant's likeness, and/or statements regarding his/her participation in this Sweepstakes (with or without using the Entrant's name) in any and all media without limitation as to time or territory, and without additional compensation or approval from the Entrant or any other party. Entrant expressly waives any intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights or other legal or moral rights that might preclude the Sponsor's use of the Entry, and agrees not to sue or assert any claim against the Sponsor for the use of the Entry or Entrant's likeness or statements.

    By entering, you represent and warrant that you have fully complied with these Official Rules. Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor, its agencies and Parties and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, and any of their employees (collectively, the "Indemnitees"), harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Indemnitees due to or arising out of the Entrant's Entry, or the Entrant's conduct in creating an Entry or otherwise in connection with this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to claims for trademark infringement, copyright infringement; violation of an individual’s right of publicity or right of privacy; or defamation. Entrant further agrees to forever release and discharge Sponsor from any and all claims that any advertising subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor infringes Entrant's rights with regard to any elements, characters or ideas contained in any Entry.

    If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure or other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend the Sweepstakes and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, violates these official rules, or acts in a disruptive manner. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website involved in the Sweepstakes or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and/or civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages, including attorneys' fees, from any such entrant to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, typographical or other errors, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to, or resulting from, participation in or downloading any materials from this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of the prizes. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it determines to be tampering with the entry mechanism, to be violating these Official Rules or to be acting in a disruptive manner.

  8. SOCIAL MEDIA DISCLOSURE: The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media platform and Sponsor and Entrants hereby release Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from any and all liability, loss or damage resulting from administration of, communication of or participation in the Sweepstakes. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to these social media platforms.

  9. PUBLICITY: Acceptance of prize offered constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, voice, biographical information, portrait, picture and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide and on the Internet without notice or review or approval as permitted by law.

    Sponsor may photograph, videotape, and otherwise record the prize fulfillment for promotional and other purposes as designated by the Sponsor (collectively, “Footage”). Footage will be owned by the Sponsor who has the right, along with its designees, to use, edit, adapt, post, stream, copy, exploit, and make derivative works from such Footage and all elements embodied therein, including any names and likenesses embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world, in perpetuity, for advertising, promotional, trade and other purposes.

  10. HOLD HARMLESS: Sweepstakes provided "as is". Winners and entrants agree that the Sweepstakes Sponsor or Parties shall not be responsible or liable for, and each winner and entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Sponsor or Parties from losses, damages, or injuries of any kind to person, including personal injury or death, or property resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes or Sweepstakes-related activity, including, but not limited to, the acceptance/possession and/or use or misuse of any prize or any injury or damage to entrant's or third person's property related to or resulting from any prize or any part of the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that the Sweepstakes Sponsor or Parties will have no liability whatsoever for, and that entrant shall hold the Sweepstakes Sponsor or Parties harmless against, any liability for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy as well as injuries, damages, or losses of any kind, whether or not foreseeable, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages to persons or to property arising out of the prize awarded hereunder.

    Without limiting the foregoing, everything regarding the Sweepstakes, including any websites used in connection therewith and any prize awarded hereunder, are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement, all of which are expressly disclaimed by the Indemnitees.

  11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Parties resulting from any user's participation in or attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or ability or inability to upload any information in connection with participating in the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the Website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or the Website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and Parties are not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of prizes or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the Website. Use of Website is at user's own risk. Sponsor and the Parties are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to user's or any other person's computer equipment resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, use of the Website or the download of any information from the Website. By participating in the Sweepstakes, the Entrant forever releases and discharges Sponsor and Parties from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such Entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize in the Sweepstakes, Winner agrees that the Sponsor and Parties shall not be liable for any loss or injury resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, acceptance or use of any prize. Sponsor and Parties are not liable in the event that any portion of the Sweepstakes is cancelled due to weather, fire, strike, acts of war or terrorism, or any other condition beyond their control (a "Force Majeure Event").

  12. RULES/NAMES OF WINNERS: A copy of the official rules can be found on the Website at www.clinefriendsgiving.com or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: "Cline Friendsgiving" Sweepstakes Official Rules, c/o One Line Agency, P.O. Box 610505, Bayside, NY 11361-0505 (return postage may be omitted where prohibited). Requests received after January 31, 2023 will not be honored. For a list of the winners, available after January 31, 2023, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “Cline Friendsgiving” Sweepstakes Winner's List, c/o One Line Agency, P.O. Box 610505, Bayside, NY 11361-0505 (return postage may be omitted where prohibited). Requests received after May 31, 2023 will not be honored.

  13. DISPUTES: To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California or an appropriate California State Court if federal court is not a proper or available venue; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, 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, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all 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 the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

  14. ADMINISTRATOR. Sweepstakes administrator is One Line Agency, 29 Chelsea Drive, Syosset, NY 11791.