Dunkin’ Charli D’Amelio Contest

Official Rules 2020



1.       CONTEST PERIOD: The Dunkin’ Charli D’Amelio Contest (“Contest”) begins at 12:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 9, 2020 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on September 14, 2020 (the “Contest Period”). All eligible Entries received throughout the Contest Period will be judged to determine five (5) Grand Prize Winners. 


2.       ELIGIBILITY/PARTICIPATION: The Dunkin’ Charli D’Amelio Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal US residents currently residing in the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), who are 13 years of age or older as of the date of their entry and who have a web-enabled mobile device as of 9/8/2020. An Entrant who is under 18 years of age (or deemed a minor in his/her state of residence “minor”) must receive permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to participate and may be required to complete a signed release if determined a winner. Franchisees and employees, directors and officers of Dunkin’ Brands Inc. (“Sponsor”), Sunflower Group (“Administrator”), and any of their respective affiliates, franchisees, parents, subsidiary companies, and advertising and promotion agencies, and members of the immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or those living in the same household, of any of the foregoing are not eligible. Void where prohibited, or otherwise restricted by law (“Contest Entities”). Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating in the Contest, you (or your parent/legal guardian if a minor) agree that: (1) you have read and understand these Official Rules; (2) you meet the Contest eligibility requirements as explained in the Official Rules; (3) you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, to Sponsor's Conditions of Use, Legal Notices and Privacy Policy as published at http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/help/privacypolicy.html; and (4) you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, whose decisions shall be final and binding in all respects.


3.       HOW TO ENTER: An Instagram account is required to enter and can be opened for free by downloading the Instagram application from the Apple store or Google Play. Entrants (“you” or “Entrant”) must have their account settings set to public and be a follower of the Dunkin’ account at @Dunkin. To enter, a web-enabled mobile device (e.g., iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, Android, etc.) (each, an “Eligible Device”), and Internet access is required. If you don’t already have an Instagram account, visit http://www.instagram.com/ to create one.  Please note that you must agree to comply with the Instagram Terms of Service (http://instagram.com/legal/terms/) in order to create your Instagram account.  It is free to create an account.

There are two (2) ways to enter:

1. At the start of the Contest Period, @Dunkin will post the question, “recreate your favorite Charli D'Amelio and Dunkin' moment” and ask their followers to answer by submitting a photo of their re-creation and to reply to their post with questions answered , tagging @Dunkin, and using #CharlixDunkinContest in order to receive one (1) entry.

2. At the start of the Contest Period, @Dunkin will post the question, recreate your favorite Charli D'Amelio and Dunkin' moment” and ask their followers to answer by submitting a photo of their re-creation and to reply to their post with questions answered and to reply to their Instagram story tagging @Dunkin and using #CharlixDunkinContest in order to receive one (1) entry.

All content submitted shall herein be referred to as the entry (the “Entry”). There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person, throughout the Contest Period. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Instagram account. Incomplete Entries, Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means, Entries that do not fully comply with these Official Rules, including, without limitation the submission guidelines (“Submission Guidelines”) detailed below, or Entries which subvert the Entry process, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will not be eligible. Proof of submission of post does not constitute proof of delivery or Entry during Contest Period. Entries received from any person, regardless of email address used, in excess of the above stated limitation, will be void. All Entries must be received during the Contest Period to be eligible. The computer clock of the Administrator is the official timekeeping device. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned, and Sponsor will not verify receipt of Entries. Entering via the methods stated above constitutes your consent to these Official Rules. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You (or your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor) understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor, and not to Instagram.


4.   SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: In the event the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines that any Entry contains content that does not comply with these Official Rules or does not otherwise comply with regulatory guidelines, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Entry. Entry must be original to Entrant and owned by Entrant. Entry must not have been submitted previously in a contest of any kind or previously exhibited or displayed publicly (i.e., disclosed beyond your immediate circle of friends and family) through any means.  Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor's sole discretion, will be disqualified. Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, profane, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group).  Entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age. Any Entry or portion thereof that is, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, contains any third-party materials (other than Charli D'Amelio or Sponsor-owned),  or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity or make reference to any commercial/corporate advertising (including but not limited to, corporate logos, brand names, slogans, political, or religious statements, other than Sponsor’s), or is otherwise objectionable, will not be considered and will disqualify the Entry.  Photos may not be owned, taken or edited by a professional photographer. Entry must not contain viruses, worms, bots, spyware or any other computer code that is intended to damage, interfere with, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information. Entrants and all submitted Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor's image/brand image as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, or Entry will be disqualified from the Contest. The Entry must not disparage persons or organizations associated with Sponsor. Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether an Entry is eligible. Any Entry not in compliance with these Official Rules will be disqualified. Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.


5.       TRANSFER OF RIGHTS: By submitting an Entry, Entrant (or parent/legal guardian for any minor Entrant) hereby irrevocably grants the Contest Entities the non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide rights to use, reproduce, publish, edit, market, store, adapt, assign, sell, dispose of, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote the Entry or excerpts of the Entry (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor in its discretion) in perpetuity, for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes (including posting on Sponsor-affiliated websites, and/or other Sponsor-selected media).


6.       ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES:  Each Entrant (or parent/legal guardian for any minor Entrant) represents and warrants as follows: (i) Entrant's Entry is non-professional and the sole, original work of the Entrant, which has not been copied or otherwise plagiarized, in whole or in part, from any other source (other than the Sponsor-provided content) and, as of the date of Entry submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (ii) Entrant's Entry has not been published previously or submitted in any other competition; (iii) Entrant owns all rights in and to the Entry (as may be applicable despite usage of Sponsor materials); (iv) Entrant's Entry does not and will not violate or infringe upon (nor is it at risk of infringing) any third party rights, including without limitation copyright, trademark rights, privacy rights (including portrayal in a false light), publicity rights, or other intellectual property rights; and (v) Entrant's Entry does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be considered defamatory or libelous. Each Entrant (or parent/legal guardian for any minor Entrant) hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Contest Entities harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of Entrant under these Official Rules.


7.       JUDGING: All eligible Entries received during the Contest Period will be judged within three (3) business days after the end of the Contest Period by Sponsor-selected judges, based on the following criteria: Originality/Creativity (50%); Relativity to Charli D’Amelio’s Dunkin’ Moments (25%); and Overall Appeal/Marketability (25%); to determine five (5) Grand Prize winners, subject to verification. In the event of a tie, tied Entries will be re-judged based solely on: Originality/Creativity (100%). Decisions of Sponsor-selected judges are final with respect to all matters relating to the Contest.


8.       WINNER NOTIFICATION/CONFIRMATION: The potential Prize Winners are not official winners unless and until Sponsor confirms such. The potential Prize Winners will be notified via a DM to their Instagram handles, in accordance with the contact information provided at the time of Entry, on or about 09/15/20. Sponsor will make two (2) attempts, two (2) calendar days apart, to contact the potential Prize Winners via such method. Such potential Prize Winners will have two (2) calendar days from the time of the first notification attempt to respond to Sponsor or else Sponsor will move on and notify an alternate potential Prize Winner, time permitting. If any notification or notification attempt is returned as undeliverable or as an error, or if the potential Prize Winners decline their prize, then the prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential Prize Winner (if any) will be contacted, time permitting.  Minor Prize Winners will be required to have a parent/legal guardian complete a release in order to accept the prize.


9.       GRAND PRIZE: Once confirmed officially as the Prize Winner, per Section 8 above, the Prize winners (“Prize Winners”) will receive a chance to dance, ask questions, and learn some TikTok tips and tricks in an exclusive Zoom call with Charli D'Amelio at a Sponsor-specified date and time (each, a “Grand Prize”).  There is no retail value associated with the Grand Prizes.


No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for the Grand Prize, in whole or in part, will be permitted, except at Sponsor's sole discretion due to Prize unavailability for any reason, and only then for a Prize of equal intrinsic value determined by Sponsor shall be allowed.

10.   GENERAL RULES: By participating, Entrants (or parent/legal guardian for any minor Entrants) agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and Contest Entities, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Entrant also accepts and agrees to be bound by Sponsor's Conditions of Use, Legal Notices and Privacy Policy as published at www.DunkinDonuts.com. Prize Winners (or parent/legal guardian for any minor Prize Winners) agree to release and hold harmless Contest Entities and Instagram, from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with creation of or submitting an Entry in the Contest, the receipt, ownership, possession and/or use or misuse of prize awarded or any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement or offering of the prizes or for any claims or causes of action based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Contest Entities to use Prize Winners’ Entries, names, and likenesses for promotional purposes without further compensation, notice, review or approval, except where prohibited by law. The Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in the Contest or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the Contest. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest for any reason, including (but not limited to) if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest. If such cancelation occurs, Sponsor reserves the right to determine Prize Winners from among all eligible Entries submitted prior to cancellation, based on the same criteria listed above. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online Entries are permitted. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they suspect or find: (i) to have used a software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online Entry; (ii) to have tampered with the entry process or the operation of this Contest; (iii) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; (iv) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (v) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with this Contest. CAUTION: THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO DISQUALIFY ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT TAMPERS OR ATTEMPTS TO TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST; VIOLATES THESE OFFICIAL RULES; OR ACTS IN AN UNSPORTSMANLIKE OR DISRUPTIVE MANNER, OR WITH INTENT TO ANNOY, ABUSE, THREATEN OR HARASS ANY OTHER PERSON. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE MASSACHUSETTS COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS SHALL GOVERN THE CONTEST. EACH ENTRANT (AND PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN IF A MINOR ENTRANT) WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. ENTRANTS (AND PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN IF MINOR ENTRANTS) AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS CONTEST OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS WITHOUT REGARD TO PRINCIPLES OF CONFICTS OF LAW.


11.   LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Entrants (and parent/legal guardian if a minor Entrant) agree that the Contest Entities: (a) shall not be responsible or liable for, and hereby release the Contest Entities from, any claims, losses, damages or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or from acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use/misuse or inability to use a prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to a prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The Contest Entities shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors; (2) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Contest Entities; or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Contest Entities. Failure of Sponsor to enforce any provision herein shall not be deemed a waiver of such. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANTS HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.

12.   REQUEST FOR WINNERS NAMES: For the names of the Prize Winners, available after October 1, 2020 send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to: Dunkin’ Charli D’Amelio Contest Winners, c/o Sunflower Group, 575 West Street Mansfield, MA 02048.


13.   SPONSOR: Dunkin’ Brands Inc., 130 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021.