The Jones Soda Co. “UGC Contest”  

OFFICIAL RULES

The Jones Soda Co. “UGC Contest” (the “Contest”) starts on February 16th, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. PST and ends on December 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PST (“Contest Period”). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada who are 17 years of age or older. If winners are under legal age and/or considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, the prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parents. Employees of Jones Soda Co. (“Sponsor”), and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate family (spouse and parent, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by and of sponsors distributors, partners or any of their affiliates. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor. 

2. HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, entries will be accepted through Social Media via participant’s Instagram and TikTok channels or the Jones Gallery on www.jonessoda.com/gallery. To enter, users must post content showing Jones Soda Co. product or merch and tag Jones Soda Co. (if on a social media channel) and include #Yes2Jones (the hashtag). Please note, accounts must be public so that Jones can view content/verify content. If content is deleted, then that entry is forfeited. Instagram posts must show up in the participant’s feed; story content will not count towards an entry. By submitting your content to this contest you are agreeing to the Official Rules of the Contest. Number of entries: A user is allowed unlimited entries during the course of the contest. Validation by user name, email address, ip address, etc. will be used to regulate eligibility. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and Entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor. 

3. CONTEST NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: At the conclusion of each month, Jones Soda will choose (1) winner at random from all entries entered during that month on/around the 4th of the following month. At the conclusion of the contest, Jones Soda will choose (1) Grand Prize winner at random from all entries entered to the contest and winner selection will happen on/around January 13th, 2023. Winners will be notified by a representative of Jones Soda VIA direct message via their social media (provided the account is public and content can be viewed/verified) or by email if one is provided. Winners will have 3 days to respond and confirm email and mailing address for prizes to be sent to. In the event winner fail to respond within 3 days of message being sent, they will forfeit said prize and an alternate winner will be selected and Jones will go through same process as noted above. Each potential winner is subject to verification of eligibility and may, in Sponsor’s discretion, be required to submit proof of identity and/or eligibility in a form acceptable to Sponsor (including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification). Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification. Verification of each potential winner’s eligibility may also include, without limitation, a background investigation. Each entrant consents to the conduct of a background investigation (which may include a review of criminal records) on the entrant and agrees to supply any authorizations or permissions deemed necessary by Sponsor in connection with any such investigation. Each entrant represents that he or she will provide accurate and truthful information to Sponsor in connection with eligibility verification. Sponsor will have the right to require that the potential winners each complete and return to Sponsor an Affidavit (or Declaration in the case of any potential residents of Canada) of Eligibility/Release of Liability and, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release, and any other documentation provided by Sponsor in connection with verification of the potential winner’s eligibility and confirmation of the releases and grant of rights set forth in these Official Rules (as applicable, “Winner Verification Documents”) within seven days after attempted delivery of the document to the potential winner. The potential winner, if a U.S. resident, may also in Sponsor’s discretion be required to complete and return to Sponsor an IRS Form W-9 within three days of attempted delivery of same. If the potential winner is a Minor, Sponsor will have the right to request that the potential winner’s parent or legal guardian sign the Winner Verification Documents on behalf of the winner, or to award the prize directly in the name of the winner’s parent or legal guardian, who in such event will be required to sign the Winner Verification Documents and/or, if a U.S. resident, an IRS Form W-9. If the potential winner is a Canadian resident, he or she will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid to be administered via telephone, email or another manner determined by Sponsor in its discretion at a pre-arranged mutually convenient time. If any attempted notification or prize delivery is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential winner does not respond to Sponsor’s initial notification attempt within 72 hours, or if a potential winner does not complete, sign, and return any required Winner Verification Documents within seven days after attempted delivery of the document to the potential winner, or if a potential winner does not satisfy the eligibility requirements set forth in Section 1 or is not compliant with these Official Rules, or if Sponsor conducts a background investigation on a potential winner and determines in its sole discretion that awarding a prize to the potential winner, publicizing any facts or details about the potential winner or an association of the potential winner with Sponsor or the Contest might reflect negatively on Sponsor and/or its products or services or the Contest, Sponsor will have the right in its discretion to disqualify the potential winner and select an alternate winner.

4. SELECTION OF WINNERS: Following the conclusion of the Entry Period, fifteen (15) potential grand prize winners and fifteen (15) potential second prize winners will be selected by judges designated by Sponsor (the “Judges”) from among all Submissions validly entered into the Contest, by applying the following criteria (the “Judging Criteria”) weighted equally: (a) originality, (b) storytelling, and (c) embodiment of the Jones Soda brand spirit. In the event of a tie between any two Submissions, the Submission with the highest score in the embodiment of the Jones Soda brand spirit criterion will be deemed the higher scoring Submission. The Submissions that receive the top fifteen (15) highest scores will be selected as potential grand prize winners, and the Submissions that receive the next fifteen (15) highest scores will be selected as potential second prize winners. The odds of winning will depend on the number and quality of Submissions validly entered into the Contest during the Entry Period.

5. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: The potential prize winners will be notified on or about November 15, 2021 via phone or email at the phone number or email provided with their entry, and must respond to the initial notification attempt within 72 hours. Each potential winner is subject to verification of eligibility and may, in Sponsor’s discretion, be required to submit proof of identity and/or eligibility in a form acceptable to Sponsor (including, without limitation, government-issued photo identification). Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification. Verification of each potential winner’s eligibility may also include, without limitation, a background investigation. Each entrant consents to the conduct of a background investigation (which may include a review of criminal records) on the entrant and agrees to supply any authorizations or permissions deemed necessary by Sponsor in connection with any such investigation. Each entrant represents that he or she will provide accurate and truthful information to Sponsor in connection with eligibility verification. Sponsor will have the right to require that the potential winners each complete and return to Sponsor an Affidavit (or Declaration in the case of any potential residents of Canada) of Eligibility/Release of Liability and, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release, and any other documentation provided by Sponsor in connection with verification of the potential winner’s eligibility and confirmation of the releases and grant of rights set forth in these Official Rules (as applicable, “Winner Verification Documents”) within seven days after attempted delivery of the document to the potential winner. The potential winner, if a U.S. resident, may also in Sponsor’s discretion be required to complete and return to Sponsor an IRS Form W-9 within three days of attempted delivery of same. If the potential winner is a Minor, Sponsor will have the right to request that the potential winner’s parent or legal guardian sign the Winner Verification Documents on behalf of the winner, or to award the prize directly in the name of the winner’s parent or legal guardian, who in such event will be required to sign the Winner Verification Documents and/or, if a U.S. resident, an IRS Form W-9. If the potential winner is a Canadian resident, he or she will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without mechanical or other aid to be administered via telephone, email or another manner determined by Sponsor in its discretion at a pre-arranged mutually convenient time. If any attempted notification or prize delivery is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential winner does not respond to Sponsor’s initial notification attempt within 72 hours, or if a potential winner does not complete, sign, and return any required Winner Verification Documents within seven days after attempted delivery of the document to the potential winner, or if a potential winner does not satisfy the eligibility requirements set forth in Section 1 or is not compliant with these Official Rules, or if Sponsor conducts a background investigation on a potential winner and determines in its sole discretion that awarding a prize to the potential winner, publicizing any facts or details about the potential winner or an association of the potential winner with Sponsor or the Contest might reflect negatively on Sponsor and/or its products or services or the Contest, Sponsor will have the right in its discretion to disqualify the potential winner and select an alternate winner.

4. PRIZES: Eleven (11) Monthly Prizes: one (1) Jones Soda T-shirt. One (1) Grand Prize: A year’s supply of Jones Soda (12, 12-packs of Jones Soda). ARV of prize - $480 USD. All prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for lost or broken prizes (gift cards or soda). 

5. GRANT OF RIGHTS: By participating, each entrant irrevocably grants to Sponsor and Sponsor’s parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, and the agents and licensees of each of the foregoing and each of their respective successors and assigns (collectively, the “Licensees”) the right to use the entrant’s name, likeness, voice, biographical information and statements attributed to the entrant (“Personality Rights”), in perpetuity, throughout the world, in all media and formats whether now or later known or developed (including without limitation via Sponsor’s and third-party websites and social media and digital channels), for commercial purposes and any other purposes (including, without limitation, advertising and promotion), without further notice or compensation, unless prohibited by law. In addition, by participating, each entrant irrevocably grants to the Licensees a non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit, create derivative works based on and otherwise use the submission, in whole or part, in perpetuity, throughout the world, in all media and formats whether now or later known or developed, including without limitation via Sponsor’s and third-party websites and social media and digital channels, for commercial purposes and any other purposes (including without limitation advertising and promotion), without further notice or compensation, unless prohibited by law. 

6. RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each entrant releases and agrees to hold harmless each of the Licensees and all other companies involved in the development, operation or marketing of the Contest or the provision of any prize or any component of any prize, and the successors and assigns of each of the foregoing, and the directors, officers, employees and agents of each of the foregoing (the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, causes of action and liabilities of any kind that the entrant ever had, now has or might in the future have arising out of or relating to the Contest, participation in the Contest, the use of the Website and/or the App, the acceptance, receipt, participation in or use of any prize or any component thereof, the entrant’s Personality Rights or the entrant’s submission, including without limitation any and all claims, causes of action and liabilities (a) relating to any personal injury, death or property damage or loss sustained by any entrant or any other person, (b) based upon any allegation of violation of the right of privacy or publicity, copyright infringement, misappropriation, defamation or violation of any other personal or proprietary right, or (c) or based upon any allegation of a violation of any law, rule or regulation relating to personal information or data security. Each entrant agrees not to assert any such claim or cause of action against any of the Released Parties. Each entrant assumes the risk of, and all liability for, any injury, loss or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest, the use of any Contest-related website or mobile app, or the provision, acceptance or use of any prize or prize component. The Released Parties are not responsible for, and will have not have any liability in connection with, (v) any typographical, printing, production, distribution or other error in the administration of the Contest or in the announcement of prizes or winners, (w) late, lost, delayed, illegible, damaged, corrupted or incomplete entries, incorrect or inaccurate capture of, damage to, or loss of entries or entry information, or any other human, mechanical or technical error of any kind relating to the operation of the Website and/or the App, communications or attempted communications with any entrant, the submission, collection, storage or processing of entries or the administration of the Contest, (x) any “act of god” or other force majeure event outside of Sponsor’s control that may cause any postponement or cancellation of any prize-related activity or interfere with, delay or prevent the provision of any prize, (y) undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user's Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in user's e-mail account to receive e-mail, or (z) any damage to any computer system resulting from participation in or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Contest.

7. GENERAL RULES: Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules (including without limitation by adjusting any of the dates and/or timeframes stipulated in these Official Rules) and to cancel, modify or suspend this Contest at any time in its discretion, including without limitation if a virus, bug, technical problem, entrant fraud or misconduct or other cause beyond the control of Sponsor corrupts the administration, integrity, security or proper operation of the Contest or if for any other reason Sponsor is not able to conduct the Contest as planned (including without limitation in the event the Contest is interfered with by any fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or of public enemy, communications failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, federal, state, provincial or local law, order or regulation or court order) or in the event of any change to the terms governing the use of the Website or the App or the application or interpretation of such terms. In the event of termination of the Contest, a notice will be posted on the Website and potential winners will be selected in accordance with these Official Rules to award the prize from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination. Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify or prohibit from participating in the Contest any individual who, in Sponsor’s discretion, Sponsor determines or believes (i) has tampered with the entry process or has undermined the legitimate operation of the Website, the App or the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair practices, (ii) has engaged in conduct that annoys, abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor or (iii) has attempted or intends to attempt any of the foregoing. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR MOBILE APP ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR HAS THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY PERSON INVOLVED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The use of agents or automated devices, programs or methods to submit entries is prohibited and Sponsor has the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry that it believes may have been submitted using such an agent or automated device, program or method. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the registered user of the e-mail account provided in connection with the entry. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be verified or returned. By participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. These Official Rules may not be reprinted or republished in any way without the prior written consent of Sponsor.

8. DISPUTES: By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest or the provision, acceptance and/or use of any prize or prize component will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action (Note: Some jurisdictions do not allow restricting access to class actions. This provision will not apply to entrants who live in such a jurisdiction); (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and (d) each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest will be an action at law for the recovery of monetary damages only, and in no event will the entrant have the right to enjoin or otherwise interfere with the exercise by the Licensees of any of the rights granted in these Official Rules or terminate or rescind any of the rights granted in these Official Rules. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the respective rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Contest or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in New York County in the State of New York, waiving any right to trial by jury, and each entrant consents to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to any of the foregoing. In the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and any Contest information provided elsewhere (including but not limited in advertising or marketing materials), these Official Rules shall prevail.

9. USE OF INFORMATION: By participating in the Contest, each entrant (and if entrant is a Minor, his or her parent or legal guardian) agrees that information submitted via the Website and/or social media in connection with the Contest will be subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at Jonessoda.com/privacy-policy (the “Privacy Policy”) and may be used as permitted pursuant to the Privacy Policy, and may also be used as determined by Sponsor in connection with the administration of the Contest (including winner notification and provision of winners’ names when requested). Canadian residents, please note that personal information collected for this Contest will be hosted on servers in the United States, and the personal information an entrant provides therefore also may be subject to the laws of the United States.

10. WINNERS’ NAMES AND RULES REQUESTS: For the names of the winners, available after January 31, 2023, or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Reel Labels Contest” c/o Jones Soda Co., 66 S Hanford St., Suite 150, Seattle, WA 98134. Canadian residents may omit return postage.

11. SPONSOR: Jones Soda Co., Seattle, WA. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or TikTok. By entering in this contest you agree to a complete release of Instagram and TikTok from any claims.