at the moment you're reading this, downeast has about 15 different offerings you could fill a cooler with, from Original Blend to Peach Bellini to Hard Lemonade to vodka soda. spice of life situation. let’s say, hypothetically, you received a new downeast cooler. let’s say, continuing the hypothetical, you could only fill that cooler with one of our flavors. which one? we like them all, that’s not so important. why? that’s the important thing. choose one and show us why. it’s not so much what you say, it’s how you say it. make us laugh. use a word (correctly or incorrectly) in a way we’ve never heard before. tell us your favorite thing about your favorite blend or tell us an unrelated story or incorporate your favorite movie or do whatever you want, really. make us laugh, you may win a cooler. make us cry, you may win our respect (no cooler though). here's how you do it:
videos will be judged on the following criteria (not ranked in order of importance)
1. make a video between 10 seconds and ten minutes long (err to the shorter side but far be it from us to stifle a creative) (don't make a ten minute video) (this is social media not sxsw)
2. post it to instagram or twitter or tiktok + tag @downeastcider
3. upload your video right here
4. we will get together as a team, crack some cans, make some popcorn, watch them all.
5. we pick a winner. we’ll give the cooler away. you enjoy the summer and every season that follows.
now, there's a certain amount of legalese and henceforths we need to throw at you so we don't run into any snafus.
official contest rules:
contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) united states (including the district of columbia), who are 21 years or older at the time of entry. this contest is void where prohibited by law. no purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. a purchase will not improve your chances of winning.the contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) united states and district of columbia who are at least 21 years of age at the time of entry. void where prohibited by law. by entering this contest, you represent that you have read and accepted these official rules.Cooler Pitch Contest (the “contest”) is sponsored by downeast cider house (“downeast”), 256 marginal st bldg 32, east boston, ma 02128 (the “sponsor” or “we”). the contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with participating retailers, or distributors.
contest period: the contest starts on 12pm est on 07/13/2022 and ends on 12pm est on 07/22/2022 (“contest period”). all entries must be received by sponsor no later than 11:59 p.m. est on 07/31/2021. entry is free, and no purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest.eligibility: the contest is offered and open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) united states and washington d.c. who are age 21 or older at time of entry. downeast is committed to responsible advertising and marketing and adheres to the brewers association marketing and advertising code. void in all other states and where prohibited. employees, officers and directors of sponsor, and those entities involved in the preparation of materials and/or administration of this contest, suppliers, distributors, or retailers of alcohol-beverage products, and their immediate family members (spouse and children living in the same household) are not eligible to enter.by participating, each entrant agrees to abide by these official rules (“official rules”) and decisions of sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
how to enter: during the contest period, enter the contest by: making a “pitch video” on social media, tagging downeast (instagram, twitter, or tiktok), and posting to the above link. that’s it. multiple entries are not allowed. upon submitting, you will be entered into the contest. entries will be judged on overall humor, persuasiveness, and creativity as determined by a panel of judges at downeast.
entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means that subvert the entry process are void. entries received before or after the contest period will be void. no other method of entry will be accepted. data charges may apply. sponsor is not responsible for any charges entrant may be charged by wireless service provider arising from or relating to entrant’s participation in the contest.by participating in this contest, entrant acknowledges and agrees that he or she will clearly and conspicuously disclose that he or she is participating in this contest in any online social sharing interaction that references the contest or is used to obtain entries in connection with this contest. one entry per entrant allowed. multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of plays and/or entries by using multiple and/or different identities, forms, registrations, email addresses, logins, or any fraudulent methods or attempt to circumvent the rules will void that participant’s plays and/or entries, and that participant may be disqualified at sponsor’s discretion. in the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the pertinent instagram account will be deemed to be the entrant. the “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to the sponsor or forfeit the prize.
entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the official rules may be disqualified from the contest at sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. all potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. normal internet access, phone, data, and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service may apply.winner selection:before 07/28/22, one (1) winner will be selected by committee to win the prize. the winner will be notified within a week of selection. winner must be at least 21 years of age on the date of entry and we reserve the right to require proof of age.winner notification: eleven (11) winner will be selected on or about july 28, 2022. the selected winners will be contacted by e-mail by a representative of downeast by no later than august 1 with instructions on how to claim the prize. if potential winner does not respond and comply with the instructions in the notification within seventy-two (72) hours after downeast sent the message or is not in compliance with these official rules, he/she will forfeit the prize and downeast will select an alternate potential winner. potential winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and publicity release (unless prohibited by law), which must be returned within five (5) days of date appearing on prize notification. return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of downeast to contact potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these official rules by potential winner will result in disqualification and, at downeast’s sole discretion, the prize will be awarded to an alternate entrant.
---winning prize:one (1) grand prize winner will receive:
ten (10) runner-ups will receive
- branded downeast cooler (est. value $300)
- downeast rope hat (est. value $30)
- downeast pocket t-shirt (est. value $25)
- downeast rope hat (est. value $30)
- downeast pocket t-shirt (est. value $25)
release of liability: by participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless sponsor, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, “released parties”) from and against any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the contest or any contest-related activity, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize and/or sponsor’s use of the rights granted herein.
publicity grant: except where prohibited, participation in the contest constitutes each entrant’s consent to the use by downeast of their entry, name, voice, biographical information, image, likeness, social media account name, profile photograph, hometown and state for advertising, publicity, promotional and other purposes, in any manner, in any and all media now or hereafter known, worldwide in perpetuity, without compensation or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, right of review, approval or consideration, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.
general conditions: released parties assume no responsibility or liability for (a) any lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries, tweets, posts, messages, email or mail; (b) lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, internet service provider (isp), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any contest-related materials; (c) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest; or (d) injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this contest or downloading materials from or use of any social media platform. persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the contest or social media platform, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these official rules, as solely determined by sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void.
should any portion of the contest be, in sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken using the judging procedure outlined above or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by sponsor. caution: any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies(including attorneys’ fees) from any such individual to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.applicable law. all disputes, claims, and causes of action will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, in an action in a state or federal court located in massachusetts.
all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and/or sponsor in connection with the promotion, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the commonwealth of massachusetts, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine of any jurisdiction.
request for winner’s name: for the winner’s name (available after august 1,, 2022), send a self-addressed stamped envelope on or before september 1, 2022 to: downeast cider house attn: cooler pitch contest 256 marginal st bldg 32 east boston, ma 02128