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TASTE TICKET

Presented by Stella Artois & NYC & Company

Embark on a global culinary adventure with Stella Artois & NYC & Company, without leaving the five boroughs


We’re giving 5 lucky fans (and 3 of their friends) the chance to win a fully-expensed food tour of the best international bites in THE BRONX, QUEENS, BROOKLYN, MANHATTAN and STATEN ISLAND.

From lunch, to bar bites with a side of Stella, and dinner, we’ve got you covered for three mouthwatering courses, and your boarding pass too (Uber credit).

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Want a taste? Visit @StellaArtoisUSA on Instagram to learn more and enter for a chance to win.

NYC & Company
The “Taste Ticket” Experience

OFFICIAL RULES

To enter this Sweepstakes, you must agree to and abide by these Official Rules (“Official Rules”).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU MUST HAVE INTERNET ACCESS, A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS AND AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT TO PARTICIPATE. ELIGIBILITY: SWEEPSTAKES OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK, NY, WHO ARE AT LEAST TWENTY ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE AT TIME OF ENTRY. VOID OUTSIDE NEW YORK, NY AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

1.  SPONSOR: NYC & Company, 810 Seventh Ave., 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10019  (“Sponsor”).

2.  ADMINISTRATOR: Probability LLC, 2 Woodstock Meadows Lane, Woodstock, NY 12498 (“Administrator”).

3.  ELIGIBILITY: The “Stella Taste Ticket” ("Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of New York who reside in one (1) of the following Boroughs: (1) The Bronx; (2) Brooklyn; (3) Manhattan; (4) Queens; and, (5) Staten Island who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age, and who have Internet access, a valid email address and an Instagram account. Employees, contractors, directors, officers and agents of Anheuser-Busch, LLC, its affiliates and subsidiaries; advertising and promotion agencies, wholesale distributors, retail licensees, all other service agencies involved with the Sweepstakes and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child or sibling), are not eligible to enter or win.   Void outside New York, NY and where prohibited by law. †Independent contractors includes “Influencers” as defined in Rule 5 below.

4.  SWEEPSTAKES SCHEDULE: The Sweepstakes begins on 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Friday, December 3, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 (“Promotion Period”), as set forth in the chart below. Five (5) separate and distinct Sweepstakes entry periods (each, an “Entry Period” and collectively, "Entry Periods"), with one (1) Entry Period per borough of New York City, comprise the Promotion Period. Sponsor's computer is the official clock for this Sweepstakes. For avoidance of doubt, the Sweepstakes will be dormant and inactive in between Entry Periods.

Sweepstakes Entry Periods

Entry PeriodBegin Date & TimeEnd Date & Time
Period #1 (Brooklyn)9:00 am ET on 12/3/2111:59 pm ET on 12/8/21
Period #2 (The Bronx)9:00 am ET on 12/9/2111:59 pm ET on 12/12/21
Period #3 (Staten Island)9:00 am ET on 12/13/2111:59 pm ET on 12/15/21
Period #4 (Queens)9:00 am ET on 12/16/2111:59 pm ET on 12/18/21
Period #5 (Manhattan)9:00 am ET on 12/19/2111:59 pm ET on 12/21/21

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY:

There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes:

Entry Method #1

Sponsor and Stella Artois will post one (1) Sweepstakes photo (each, a “Sweepstakes Post” and collectively the “Sweepstakes Posts”) during each Entry Period via one (1) of the following official Instagram accounts: @NYCGO and @StellaArtoisUSA.

To enter during any Entry Period, take the following actions (each, a “Sweepstakes Entry” and collectively, “Sweepstakes Entries”):

(a) follow both @NYCGO and @StellaArtoisUSA (if you do not already);
(b) “like” the Sweepstakes Post for that Entry Period; and
(c) comment with the hashtag “#StellaTasteTicketGiveaway”
(“Sweepstakes Hashtag”) in the comments section (“Comments”) of the Sweepstakes Post on @NYCGO or @StellaArtoisUSA.

Entry Method #2

Hidy Chang, Brian Lindo, Ian Martin, Si & Lauren and Dominek Tubbs (collectively, “Influencers”) will post one (1) Sweepstakes photo (each, a “Sweepstakes Post” and collectively the “Sweepstakes Posts”) during each Entry Period. With one (10 influencer being assigned per Entry Period. via one (1) of the following official Instagram accounts: @restaurantgroupie, @briancantstopeating, @imma_eat_this, @ConsumingCouple, and @domnthecity.

To enter during any Entry Period, take the following actions (each, a “Sweepstakes Entry” and collectively, “Sweepstakes Entries”):

(a) follow both @NYCGO and @StellaArtoisUSA (if you do not already);
(b) “like” the Sweepstakes Post on the applicable Influencers account corresponding to the Entry Period; and
(c) comment with the hashtag “#StellaTasteTicketGiveaway”
(“Sweepstakes Hashtag”) in the comments section (“Comments”) of the Sweepstakes Post.

Sweepstakes Hashtag MUST be included in your comment, so as to disclose to the public that in posting a comment you are participating in a sweepstakes promotion sponsored by NYC & Company to advertise the 5 boroughs of New York City as a destination for travel and tourism for a chance to win a prize. If Sweepstakes Hashtag is omitted, incomplete or incorrect, Sweepstakes Entry may be disqualified.

You may include text in the applicable Comments in addition to the Sweepstakes Hashtag, but this is not required for entry (nor will the inclusion of additional text in any way increase your odds of winning a prize); but, any additional text must comply with the content requirements in Rule 6 below in order to result in entry. The term “Sweepstakes Entry” includes any text that accompanies the Sweepstakes Hashtag. The text portion of Sweepstakes Entry must be limited to the Comments section of the corresponding Sweepstakes Post during the applicable Entry Period; do not post or re-post any part of your Sweepstakes Entry on your Instagram account or elsewhere.

BY SUBMITTING A SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY, YOU INDICATE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND FULLY AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES. DO NOT SUBMIT A SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY WITHOUT FIRST REVIEWING THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

Do NOT include personal information (e.g., name, e-mail address or phone numbers) about yourself or anyone else in the Sweepstakes Entry.

Once submitted, Sweepstakes Entries become the sole property of Sponsor (subject only to the rights of Facebook, Inc. in its Instagram social media platform), and cannot be modified by entrant. Posting of a Sweepstakes Entry to the Comments of a Sweepstakes Post which is not thereafter deleted by Sponsor/Administrator does not constitute any representation of eligibility for Sweepstakes and the re-posting of any portion of a Sweepstakes Entry by Sponsor/Administrator does not constitute notification that you have won a prize. By submitting a Sweepstakes Entry, entrant gives permission to Sponsor and its designees (including Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC) and hereby grants Sponsor and its designees (including Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC)  a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, sub-licensable, non-exclusive license (herein “License”) to use any portion of the Sweepstakes Entry on any media and through any means now known or hereafter devised, including without limitation, the World Wide Web, and to otherwise use the Sweepstakes Entry, and make derivative works therefrom, without compensation in accordance with the requirements of this Sweepstakes and the advertising, promotion, and publicity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor’s products and services, and otherwise, as stated in these Official Rules (as solely determined by Sponsor). Such License will be required to be confirmed by entrant upon Sponsor’s request if entrant becomes a potential winner and in such event, entrant shall timely complete, sign and deliver any and all necessary documents, including without limitation, documents setting forth any licenses, releases and indemnities that Sponsor in its sole discretion may require, without condition or compensation of any kind. If Sponsor does not receive all such documentation from any potential winner within the prescribed timeframe, in each instance as required by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the potential winner will be disqualified and another potential winner will be selected.

Limit one (1) Sweepstakes Entry per person per Entry Period per Entry Method.
Multiple entries in violation of the preceding entry limit and/or mass entry attempts may result in disqualification of all Sweepstakes Entries related to such person/email address/Instagram account. Sweepstakes Entries must be manually key-stroked by the entrant; use of automated devices or programs, or Sweepstakes Entries by third parties by any method of entry, are prohibited. Sweepstakes Entries that do not conform to or that violate these Official Rules or are submitted in any manner other than as stated in these Official Rules will be disqualified. (Without limiting the foregoing, any comments posted outside of the Comments of the a given Sweepstakes Post will NOT result in Sweepstakes Entry in the corresponding Entry Period’s random drawing. This includes but is not limited to comments posted on an individual’s own Instagram account/page.) Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for late, corrupted, garbled, inaccessible/blocked, incomplete or misdirected Sweepstakes Entries. (The preceding includes Sweepstakes Entries not timely received or received at all due to filtering by or other operation of the functionality of Instagram.) All Sweepstakes Entries must be posted to the Comments to the Sweepstakes Post in their entirety prior to the end of the applicable Entry Period. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator and Sponsor, which are binding and final, in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.

You may only use one (1) Instagram account to participate in the Sweepstakes. All Sweepstakes Entries must comply with the Instagram terms of use and Instagram rules available at the Instagram website.

Data rates may apply for each message sent or received from your wireless device according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges as well as charges for wireless Internet access) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers' rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Sweepstakes. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas. Check your phone's capabilities for specific instructions.

6. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY RESTRICTIONS/CONTENT GUIDELINES: In addition to complying with all other requirements of these Official Rules and/or on the website/platform where persons may submit Sweepstakes Entries (i.e., Instagram); each Sweepstakes Entry must comply with the following guidelines (“Content Guidelines”) to the extent that Comment includes any text other than Sweepstakes Hashtag. Such additional text must be original and created for the sole purpose of this Sweepstakes and must be posted by the entrant.

To the extent that Comment includes any text other than Sweepstakes Hashtag, Sweepstakes Entries: (i) must be the original and sole creation of the entrant, and all right, title and interest including but not limited to the copyright in any Sweepstakes Entry, must be owned solely by the submitting entrant; (ii) may not infringe upon any third party’s rights, including but not limited to, copyright, patent or trademarks/tradenames/logos, or rights of privacy or publicity, or contain material that is or may be considered misleading, inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or portray or depict any person, product or entity in a false light (including but not limited to disparaging or insulting the Influencers if entering via Entry Method No. 2)*; (iii) may not violate any law, rule or regulation; (iv) may not contain any virus, bugs, or other deleterious material; (v) may not, for example but not limited to, contain content that reflects, advocates or promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, harm or exploitation of or against any class, group or individual, discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, or actions or activities that are restricted, prohibited, illegal or unlawful (including without limitation, the consumption of controlled substances), defamatory statements, words or symbols widely considered offensive to individuals of any certain race, ethnicity, religious, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group, or threats to any person, place, business, group or world peace; (vi) may not be sexually explicit or suggestive, or profane ; (vii) must have been created specifically for this Sweepstakes and not have been previously posted via social media or otherwise; (viii) may not include content that references the consumption of alcohol or any statement that alcohol consumption is appropriate in conjunction with driving a motor vehicle or engaging in any other activity requiring concentration or coordination; (ix) may not include content that appeals to or references persons who are under 21 years of age; and each entrant warrants and represents that the additional text in his/her entry complies with all of those conditions. Sweepstakes Entries cannot contain, among other things, the trademark, tradename or logo of any third party or entity or product, cannot name or describe any person (living, dead, or fictional) other than the entrant, and cannot contain any material that is protected by copyright.

*Sponsor/Anheuser Busch, LLC grants to each qualified entrant a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable right to use its trademarks solely for purposes of and limited to including them in the Sweepstakes Entries; such right and license will automatically expire without further act of any party at the expiration of the Promotion Period, unless specifically extended on an individual basis by Sponsor in writing in its sole discretion. Any other use of Sponsor’s and/or its licensors’ trademarks will be a violation of Sponsor’s or its applicable licensor’s intellectual property rights. Sponsor’s items (including the trademarks) cannot be modified, adapted, or edited by entrant; the preceding only excludes modifications due to technological limitations or malfunctions.

ADDITIONAL TEXT IN SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES REPRESENTS SOLELY THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE ENTRANT AND DOES NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF SPONSOR, ANHEUSER-BUSCH COMPANIES, LLC OR OF ANY OF THE INFLUENCERS INVOLVED IN OFFERING THE SWEEPSTAKES IN ANY MANNER. SPONSOR/ANHEUSER- BUSCH COMPANIES, LLC/INFLUENCERS ARE ACTING AS A PASSIVE CONDUIT FOR THE POSTING/PUBLICATION OF SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES INCLUDING SUCH ADDITIONAL TEXT AND HAVE NO OBLIGATION TO, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH, SCREENING, MONITORING OR REVIEWING THE CONTENT OF ADDITIONAL TEXT IN SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES. SPONSOR/ANHEUSER- BUSCH COMPANIES, LLC/INFLUENCERS WILL NOT EDIT OR MODIFY ADDITIONAL TEXT IN SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.

7.  RANDOM DRAWINGS/SELECTION OF WINNERS/ODDS: Potential prize winners (each a “Prize Winner”, collectively referred to herein as “Prize Winners”) will be selected via random drawing. There will be five (5) separate random drawings, with one (1) Sweepstakes Drawing and two (2) Prize Winners per Entry Period. All drawings will take place on or about the business day following the conclusion of the applicable Entry Period per the chart above. For each Entry Period Drawing, Administrator will sort eligible entries based on whether the entry was submitted via Entry Method #1 or Entry Method #2. For each Entry Period Drawing, one (1) Prize Winner will be selected from among all eligible entries posted via Entry Method #1 and one (1) Prize Winner will be selected from among all eligible entries posted via Entry Method #2. Subject to sorting of entries by Administrator based on Entry Method above, each Entry Period Drawing will consist only of all eligible entries received during the corresponding Entry Period. Non-winning entries from one Entry Period Drawing will NOT be retained for subsequent Entry Period Drawing[s], as applicable. All drawings will be conducted by Administrator, an independent judging organization/administrator whose decisions are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

8. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”):

There will be ten (10) Grand Prize winners (i.e., two (2) winners per Entry Period, with one (1) winner per Entry Method in each Entry Period).

Grand Prize: Each Grand Prize winner will receive four (4) $50 gift cards for lunch, four (4) $50  gift cards for a mid-afternoon snack, four (4) $150 gift cards for dinner for the applicable restaurants in the applicable Sweepstakes Post used to enter (restaurants issuing gift cards will be located in New York City borough corresponding to applicable Entry Period) and one (1) $100 UBER®**  eGift card (a free Uber account is required to redeem eGift Card, in establishing account, a secondary payment method [e.g., credit or debit card] must be provided; the $100 balance of eGift Card will be added to your Uber account balance;  terms and conditions apply). ARV of each Grand Prize: $1,100.00.

**Trademark used solely for purposes of prize identification. No sponsorship, endorsement, affiliation or authorization is intended or implied by such use.

Alcohol beverages are not part of any prize.

Prize must be used on selected days in January 2022 at Sponsor’s sole discretion; applicable dates of gift card usage will be indicated on the gift card at time of prize award. Gift cards will be subject to additional terms and conditions of restaurant issuing same. Any costs and incidentals not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility; this includes but is not limited to cost of lunch/snack/dinner in excess of designated amount of gift card as well as travel to and from restaurant where gift card is accepted (as applicable). No substitution or transfer of prizes except with Sponsor’s permission or where required by law. Sponsor in its sole discretion may award a substitute prize or prize component of equal or greater value if advertised prize/prize component is unavailable at time of awarding for any reason. Any images of prizes/prize components in advertising are for illustrative purposes only and actual items awarded as prizes/prize components may differ from such images; and, Sponsor and Administrator expressly disclaim any and all liability in conjunction therewith. Prizes will only be delivered to street addresses within New York, NY, except for UBER® eGift Card which will be sent to e-mail address provided by winner. Various prize components will be shipped to winner separately. If any component of prize is declined by winner for any reason, no compensation or alternative prize component will be awarded. Grand Prizes will be shipped via private delivery service of Sponsor’s sole choosing and winner’s signature will be required for prize acceptance. 

All taxes (including, without limitation, U.S. federal, state and local taxes (including, but not limited to income and withholding taxes), sales taxes, as applicable on or connected with any Grand Prize, the shipment of any Grand Prize element, as applicable, and the reporting consequences thereof, and any other expenses not specifically included in the Grand Prize descriptions are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 Form for the value of the Grand Prize and agrees to fully cooperate with Sponsor/Administrator in conjunction with the issuance of same, including by providing his/her Social Security Number (or Tax Identification Number) via IRS W-9 Tax Form.   

Limit one (1) prize per person.

9. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified by direct message from the @NYCGO Instagram Account for the applicable Entry Period approximately one (1) business day following the end of each Entry Period. It is recommended that you confirm your Instagram notification settings are turned on; it is your sole responsibility to configuring your Instagram privacy settings so that you are able to receive a direct message from @NYCGO. The initial verification notice (via Instagram direct message) will request that each potential winner email the Administrator at a specific email address with specific personal information (e.g., full name, address, phone number, date of birth, Instagram username) within twenty-four (24) hours after the notice is sent. Failure to respond to the initial verification notice within twenty-four (24) hours after the notice is sent with all required information will result in disqualification. Potential winners will be required to sign and return, within three (3) business days of request by Administrator, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification, a Publicity Release where allowed by law and W-9 Form (“Winner Documents”). If the completed Winner Documents are not returned by a potential winner to Sponsor within the specified time period, the potential winner may be disqualified. If any potential winner is disqualified for any reason, or if prize is returned as undeliverable, the entrant will forfeit his/her status as a winner, without compensation of any kind and the prize will be awarded to alternate winner selected from all remaining non-winning eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period via the Entry Method utilized by the disqualified winner.

In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the authorized account holder of the e-mail account corresponding to the Instagram account used for entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address and he/she must fully comply with these Official Rules.

10. Release and Additional Conditions of Participation: By participating, participants agree to be bound by and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects. By participating in this Sweepstakes, participants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies (including the management and representation of Influencers i as well as such Influencers personally), organizations/individuals supplying the prizes and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns, as well as Facebook, Inc. (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, death, loss or damage to person(s) or property arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, possession, receipt or use/misuse of any prize. By participating, participants also authorize the Sponsor and its designees (including Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC) to use the participant’s name, voice, likeness, photograph, prize information, biographical data and city and state of residence in programming, advertising, trade and/or promotional material or on a winners’ list (if applicable) without compensation or notice, to the extent permitted by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without obligation or compensation.

11. 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 the awarding of the prizes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the courts within the County of New York, State of New York;  (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 as well as waiving any rights to an injunction or other forms of equitable relief. 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 New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

12. Entrant’s Personal Information: By entering the Sweepstakes, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes and prize fulfillment. To the full extent permitted by law, the name, address (neighborhood within New York City), image and biographical information of winners may be used by Sponsor for promotional purposes and a published winners’ list. You may be required to sign a document to this effect. Information collected from entrants is subject to these Official Rules as well as the privacy policy of the Sponsor (https://business.nycgo.com/privacy/).

13. Winners’ List: For the names of winners, send an email to winnerslist@probabilityworks.com with “The Stella Taste Ticket Winners” in the subject line, for receipt no later than 1/3/2022 at 5:00 pm ET.