NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, PARTICIPANT AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
Welcome to Yelp’s Servies Awards (“Contest”), sponsored by Yelp Inc. (“Yelp”), a website and mobile app dedicated to connecting people with great local businesses! Yelp is inviting Participants for a chance to win a Visa electronic gift certificate in the amount of $3,000.00 (USD); one (1) gift voucher for one (1) pair of Snibbs shoes (ARV $135.00 USD) (collectively the “Prize”); and a polished brass, marble base, specially designed trophy that will be custom engraved with the Winner’s name and award category (“Physical Award''). There will be eight (8) winners of the Contest (each a “Contest Winner” or “Winner”), one in each of the following categories: Best Server, Best Bartender, Best Host, Best Manager, Best Team Player, Best Hustle, Best Vibe, and Best Front-of-House Team (each an “Award Category”). The Best Front-of-House Team Winner is a group award that will receive up to ten (10) gift vouchers for ten (10) pairs of Snibbs shoes (ARV $1,350.00 USD).
The Contest is open only to individuals who meet the following eligibility:
Contest participants, including nominators and nominees as set forth below (each a “Participant”) consent to be bound by these Official Rules, as well as Yelp's Terms of Service (available at http://www.yelp.com/static?p=tos). The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Yelp reserves the right to further limit or restrict participation in the Contest to any person at any time for any reason. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Participant agrees that Yelp has the sole discretion to decide all matters and disputes arising from the Contest and these Official Rules, and that all decisions of Yelp shall be final and binding and not subject to challenge or appeal.
The following individuals are not eligible to enter or participate in the Contest or be awarded or retain any Contest Prize: (a) current and former employees, officers, directors, interns, contractors and agents of Yelp and its parent, affiliated and subsidiary companies; (b) any other individual or party involved in the development, design, administration, fulfillment and/or execution of this Contest; and (c) immediate family members of the individuals described in sections (a)-(b) of this paragraph (including parents, grandparents, children, siblings and spouses) and/or those living in their same households.
IF A PARTICIPANT DOES NOT AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE PARTICIPANT MAY NOT ENTER OR PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST.
The term of the Contest will be between 12:00 a.m. EST on August 3, 2022 and 11:59 p.m. EST on October 21, 2022 ("Contest Term").
To submit a Contest Entry (each, an “Entry”), a Participant must submit an Entry between 12:00 a.m. EST on August 3, 2022 and 11:59 p.m. EST on August 24, 2022:
To be eligible, each Entry must comply with the following guidelines and restrictions:
If, in Yelp’s determination, it is necessary or advisable to make adjustments to an otherwise compliant Entry, Yelp may, in its sole discretion, elect to do so, or it may ask a Participant to do so. If Yelp requests a Participant to make any such adjustments and the Participant chooses not to do so, the Entry is subject to disqualification, in Yelp’s sole discretion.
By participating in this Contest and submitting an Entry, Participant agrees and acknowledges that Yelp has permission to email the Participant (nominator and nominee, as applicable) for purposes of this Contest. Participant irrevocably grants to Yelp and its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, officers, directors, agents, contractors and assigns (collectively, the “Yelp Entities”), to the extent permissible by law, the, royalty free, unconditional and perpetual right to post, display, broadcast, publish, use, adapt, edit, translate, dub and/or modify such Entry in any way, and in any and all media, throughout the world, for any purpose, without limitation, and without notice or consideration to Participant.
Each Participant may submit one (1) Entry per eligible individual for each Award Category and can submit multiple Entries so long as the Entry is for a different individual and/or a different Award Category. If Yelp learns or suspects that a Participant has circumvented these Official Rules and Yelp’s Terms of Service, Yelp may at its sole discretion disqualify that Participant and their Entry(ies) from winning the Prize.
A Participant’s Entry, Yelp page, Yelp profile picture(s) (if a user) and other content posted on Yelp’s websites and applications may not contain material that is inappropriate, obscene, indecent, offensive, violent, racist, hateful, tortious or defamatory, or that defames, misrepresents or disparages Yelp, or contains any other content otherwise prohibited by or contrary to any applicable laws, as determined by Yelp in its sole discretion.
Contest Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Term and/or do not adhere to these Official Rules, as determined by Yelp in its sole discretion, will be deemed void and ineligible to receive a Prize.
Contest Entries that satisfy the Official Rules will be judged by a panel of judges, to be selected by Yelp, using the following qualitative criteria: information provided in the Entry form, compelling storytelling, notable Yelp review mentions, and overall appeal (“Judging Criteria”).
On or about September 7, 2022 based on the Judging Criteria, Yelp will publish a nomination list of nominees selected by the judges (“Nominees”) on the Contest Site whereby the general public can vote (“Voting”) for a Nominee (the “Official Nominee List”).
Voting will begin on September 7, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. EST and continue until September 17, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST (the “Voting Period”). Voting must occur during the Voting Period and voters can only cast one (1) vote per person per day for each Award Category. Any duplicative voting will be deemed invalid.
The eight (8) Nominees from the Nominee List who receive the greatest number of total valid votes received will be selected as Potential Winners as set forth in Section 6. If there is a tie in an Award Category, the panel of judges will be brought back in to select a Potential Winner, based on the same Judging Criteria that was used for nominations
There will be eight (8) Winners. Yelp will select eight (8) potential winners (“Potential Winner”) on or about October 17, 2022 from among the eligible Entries received during the Voting Period. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by Yelp, in its sole discretion, using the Judging Criteria as set forth above. The Potential Winner and their Entry are subject to verification of eligibility, including compliance with these Official Rules.
Yelp will make one (1) attempt on or about October 17, 2022 to contact the Potential Winner via email to the email address associated with the respective Potential Winner’s Yelp Entry (“Notification Message”). The Potential Winner must respond to the Notification Message, and provide Yelp with the information and documentation requested therein, within forty-eight (48) hours of the time that Yelp sends the Notification Message in order to claim the Prize. If the Potential Winner responds and provides all requested information within such forty-eight (48) hour period, and Yelp verifies that the Potential Winner and their Entry comply with these Official Rules, Yelp will deem the Potential Winner to be a Winner of the Contest. Yelp will announce the Winners of the Contest.
In the event a Potential Winner does not respond to Yelp’s Notification Email and/or provide the information and documentation requested by Yelp within such forty-eight (48) hour period, declines a Prize, is not in compliance with these Official Rules, or is otherwise unable to accept a Prize, all of which shall be determined by Yelp in its sole discretion, the Prize will be deemed forfeited in its entirety by that Potential Winner, and Yelp may select an alternate Winner from among the remaining eligible Entries, if time permits.
Any violation of these Official Rules by a Potential Winner, or any behavior by a Potential Winner that, in Yelp’s sole discretion, brings or will bring Yelp into disrepute, will result in that Potential Winner being disqualified as a Winner of this Contest, and all privileges of being a Potential Winner will be immediately terminated.
The Winner, once verified, will receive the Prize on the day the Winner agrees to receive the Physical Award in person. Each Winner is required to accept the Physical Award during a live recording at the Winner’s place of employment. If such Winner is not able to accept the Prize via livecast for any reason, Yelp reserves the right to select an alternate Winner to receive the Prize according to the Judging Criteria. The Winner of the “the Best Front-of-House Team” Prize must be an owner, supervisor or manager who will receive the Prize on behalf of the business and who will use the Prize to to enhance the lives of its employees and staff. Examples include, but are not limited to a company party or event, a gift certificate for a service like a massage or meal delivery, an updated break room, a paid day off. Recipient of this Prize will be required to inform Yelp how the funds were allocated for promotional purposes in accordance with Section 9 below. Yelp shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, theft or damage of or to a Prize, or a Winner’s inability and/or unavailability to accept or utilize a Prize.
Yelp shall have no obligation beyond providing the Winner with the Prize. If the Winner purchases goods or services, or otherwise incurs costs, fees or liabilities, in excess of the dollar value of the Prize or that cannot be paid using the Prize (e.g., services that are payable only in cash), the Winner shall be solely responsible for paying for any such goods, services, costs, fees and/or liabilities.
All costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and/or use of any Prize (including without limitation federal, state, provincial and local taxes) are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Yelp reserves the right to award a substitute prize of comparable or greater value. The Prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and non-assignable, and must be accepted as awarded, “AS IS”, with no warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, made by Yelp, or for which Yelp may be liable.
The odds of winning the Contest depend on the number of eligible Contest Entries received by Yelp during the Contest Term, and the decisions of Yelp and the judges that it appoints to judge Contest Entries. Yelp reserves the right to choose fewer Winners (including no Winners) than those outlined above at its discretion.