Official Rules -


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ONE'S CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, AGE 18 AND OLDER. VOID IN ALL UNITED STATES TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, INCLUDING PUERTO RICO, AND OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. THE SWEEPSTAKES IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT 12:01 AM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME ON OCTOBER 1, 2012 AND END ON OR ABOUT 12:00 PM (NOON) PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME OCTOBER 29, 2012.


1. HOW TO ENTER THE 2012 SCAA COFFEEHOUSE SALES TREND REPORT SWEEPSTAKES ("Sweepstakes"):

Every company that completes the SCAA 2012 Coffeehouse Sales Trend Report 3Q 2012 before the end of the Sweepstakes via emailed survey link will automatically be entered in the Sweepstakes. Companies may enter only once, and multiple entries will result in complete disqualification of the participant. Only companies with "brick and mortar" retail coffee houses that have been in operation for at least 12 months are eligible to enter or win. Individuals under the age of 18 are not eligible to enter or win.

Submission of an entry constitutes your consent to submit your contact information to the SCAA, which information will be used to contact you in the event that you are the winner and as a means to present future promotional offers to you. You may opt out of these communications at any time by contacting the SCAA at info@scaa.org or by phone at 562-624-4100.

E-MAIL CHANGE OF ADDRESS POLICY: It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sweepstakes judges in writing if the entrant changes its mailing or e-mail address. To do so by e-mail, submit changes to: info@scaa.org.com. To do so by U.S. Mail, write to: SCAA 2012 Coffeehouse Sales Trend Report 3Q2012 Sweepstakes, "Address Change," 330 Golden Shore, Suite 50, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Privacy, safety, and security are very important to SCAA, and any submitted information will only be distributed according to SCAA's Privacy Policy. To read the Privacy Policy [CLICK HERE].

LIMIT: ONE ENTRY EACH PER COMPANY (REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE COMPANY HAS MORE THAN ONE OWNER OR EMPLOYEE). IF MORE THAN ONE ENTRY IS RECEIVED FROM A COMPANY, THEN ALL ENTRIES FROM THAT COMPANY SHALL BE DISQUALIFIED.


2. PRIZE:

The prize winner will be selected in one random drawing to be held on or about November 10, 2012 from among all eligible entries received

The winner will receive a black 16GB Apple iPad 2 (non-3G).

The prize has an approximate retail value of $399. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Remember, many will enter, but only one will win.


3. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:

SCAA is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged or incomplete entries. Nor is any responsibility assumed for incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, including but not limited to malfunctions, human error, lost, delayed or garbled data or transmissions, or the omission, interruption, deletion, defect or failure of any telephone, cable or computer line or network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entry materials or other Sweepstakes data that have been tampered with or altered are void. In the event this Sweepstakes is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, SCAA reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or suspend the Sweepstakes and in such event, to select a winner by random drawing from among all valid entries received, up to such time of cancellation, termination or suspension. All entries become the sole property of SCAA and will not be returned. Winners will be determined by SCAA in a random drawing whose decisions are final.

The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law. Persons under the age of 18 are not eligible to enter or win. Winners will be notified by e-mail. If a prize or prize notification is returned to SCAA as undeliverable, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner.

The winner will be chosen and notified within approximately three (3) days after the end of the Sweepstakes. No substitutions or cash alternates for the prizes will be awarded, except at the sole discretion of SCAA. Prizes are not transferable. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The valid submission of entries in accordance with these Official Rules is solely the responsibility of the participants. Winners are solely responsible for any applicable sales, use, income, or other taxes. Compliance with these Official Rules by each participant is subject to verification. By entering, the participant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects. It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that he or she has complied with all of the conditions herein.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, winners release SCAA and agree to hold it and its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, suppliers, partners, distributors and their respective officers, directors, employees, investors, and agents from and against any and all liability for any injury, loss, or damage arising out of or in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes, including without limitation the use or enjoyment of any prize won. SCAA reserves the right, subject to any governmental approval that may be required, to modify, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify the Sweepstakes in any way, should any factor interfere with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Rules.


4. ELIGIBILITY:

The Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. law and is open to legal residents of the United States. Void in all United States territories and possessions including Puerto Rico, outside the United States, and where prohibited by law. Employees, agents, and independent contractors of SCAA, its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, suppliers and any persons involved in development, production, distribution, or judging of the Sweepstakes, and any immediate family (mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, or spouse) of any person in the preceding categories, are not eligible to participate or to win prizes.


5. WINNER LIST:

Participants may request the name of the winner by mailing, postage pre-paid, a hand-printed self-addressed stamped envelope to: SCAA 2012 Coffeehouse Sales Trend Report 3Q2012 Sweepstakes, "Winner List," 330 Golden Shore, Suite 50, Long Beach, CA 90802. Only one request for the name of the winner may be submitted per outer envelope, mailed separately. All requests must be received between November 29, 2012 and December 31, 2012.


6. OFFICIAL RULES:

These Official Rules for the Sweepstakes will be posted on the Sweepstakes website. You may also request a list of these Official Rules by mailing, postage pre-paid, a hand-printed self-addressed stamped envelope to: SCAA 2012 Coffeehouse Sales Trend Report 3Q2012 Sweepstakes, "Official Rules," 330 Golden Shore, Suite 50, Long Beach, CA 90802. Only one request for Official Rules may be submitted per outer envelope, mailed separately. All requests must be received between November 29, 2012 and December 31, 2012.


7. CHOICE OF LAW:

Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants and SCAA in connection with the Sweepstakes, will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its choice of law rules.


8. ARBITRATION:

Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in the Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes 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 in Long Beach, California, and judgment may be entered upon the arbitration award in any court of competent jurisdiction, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney's fees, other than participant's actual out of pocket expenses associated with entering this Sweepstakes, and participant further waives any right to have damages multiplied or increased.

This Sweepstakes is sponsored by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, 330 Golden Shore, Suite 50, Long Beach, CA 90802. There is no purchase or sales presentation required to enter.
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