Dunkin’ Tik Tok Crew Ambassador Contest

Official Rules 2021




CONTEST PERIOD: The Dunkin’ Tik Tok Crew Ambassador Contest (“Contest”) begins at 12:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 17, 2021 and ends at 11:59 pm ET on May 21, 2021 (the “Contest Period”). The Contest provides opportunities for Restaurant employees that are employed by Crew  Members of Dunkin’ franchisees (“Crew Members”) located inside the United States (inc. DC.), who are 18 or older to win the opportunity to be a Dunkin’ Crew Ambassador on Tik Tok based on different criteria, as explained below.


ELIGIBILITY/PARTICIPATION: The Contest is open to all Crew Members in US (inc. DC.)   In order to qualify as a winner, a Crew Member must be a legal resident of the United States and 18 years or older and employed at a Dunkin’ restaurant and be in good standing as determined by his/her Franchisee or their designated management, in his/her sole opinion, at the time of the award of the prize. All Dunkin’ restaurants (“Restaurants”) must be current in their obligations to Dunkin’ at the time of the awarding of the prize in order to be eligible to win.


HOW TO ENTER: A TikTok account is required to enter and can be opened for free by downloading the TikTok application from the Apple store or Google Play. Entrants (“you” or “Entrant”) must have their account settings set to public and be a follower of the Dunkin’ account at @Dunkin. To enter, a web-enabled mobile device (e.g., iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, Android, etc.) (each, an “Eligible Device”), and Internet access is required. If you don’t already have a TikTok account, visit http://www.TikTok.com/ to create one.  Please note that you must agree to comply with the TikTok Terms of Service (http://TikTok.com/legal/terms/) in order to create your TikTok account.  It is free to create an account.

At the start of the Contest Period, @Dunkin will post the call to action, “Show Us Your Favorite Drink Creation by submitting a TikTok describing your answer and showing us how to make it and tagging @Dunkin, and using #DunkinCrewContest” in order to receive one (1) entry to be our next Tik Tok Crew Ambassador for Dunkin’ and get your drink creation on your Dunkin’ location’s Menu.

All content submitted shall herein be referred to as the entry (the “Entry”). There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person, throughout the Contest Period. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or TikTok account. Incomplete Entries, Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means, Entries that do not fully comply with these Official Rules, including, without limitation the submission guidelines (“Submission Guidelines”) detailed below, or Entries which subvert the Entry process, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will not be eligible. Proof of submission of post does not constitute proof of delivery or Entry during Contest Period. Entries received from any person, regardless of email address used, in excess of the above stated limitation, will be void. All Entries must be received during the Contest Period to be eligible. The computer clock of the Administrator is the official timekeeping device. All Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned, and Sponsor will not verify receipt of Entries. Entering via the methods stated above constitutes your consent to these Official Rules. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with TikTok. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor, and not to TikTok. In the event any other people are depicted in your Entry, you attest that they are 18 years or older and they have agreed that you may submit such content.


4.   SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: In the event the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines that any Entry contains content that does not comply with these Official Rules or does not otherwise comply with regulatory guidelines, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Entry. Entry must be original to Entrant and owned by Entrant. Entry must not have been submitted previously in a contest of any kind or previously exhibited or displayed publicly (i.e., disclosed beyond your immediate circle of friends and family) through any means.  Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, in Sponsor's sole discretion, will be disqualified. Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, profane, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group).  Entry must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.  Any Entry or portion thereof that is, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory, contains any third-party materials (other than Sponsor-owned),  or otherwise violates or infringes (or may infringe) any copyright, trademark, logo, mark that identifies a brand or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased (including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) or entity or make reference to any commercial/corporate advertising (including but not limited to, corporate logos, brand names, slogans, political, or religious statements, other than Sponsor’s), or is otherwise objectionable, will not be considered and will disqualify the Entry.  Photos may not be owned, taken or edited by a professional photographer. Entry must not contain viruses, worms, bots, spyware or any other computer code that is intended to damage, interfere with, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information. Entrants and all submitted Entries must be in keeping with Sponsor's image/brand image as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, or Entry will be disqualified from the Contest. The Entry must not disparage persons or organizations associated with Sponsor. Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether an Entry is eligible. Any Entry not in compliance with these Official Rules will be disqualified. Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with TikTok. By entering, you understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to TikTok.


5.     TRANSFER OF RIGHTS: By submitting an Entry, Entrant hereby irrevocably grants the Contest Entities the non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide rights to use, reproduce, publish, edit, market, store, adapt, assign, sell, dispose of, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote the Entry or excerpts of the Entry (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor in its discretion) in perpetuity, for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes (including posting on Sponsor-affiliated websites, and/or other Sponsor-selected media).


6.     ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES:  Each Entrant represents and warrants as follows: (i) Entrant's Entry is non-professional and the sole, original work of the Entrant, which has not been copied or otherwise plagiarized, in whole or in part, from any other source (other than the Sponsor-provided content) and, as of the date of Entry submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (ii) Entrant's Entry has not been published previously or submitted in any other competition; (iii) Entrant owns all rights in and to the Entry (as may be applicable despite usage of Sponsor materials); (iv) Entrant's Entry does not and will not violate or infringe upon (nor is it at risk of infringing) any third party rights, including without limitation copyright, trademark rights, privacy rights (including portrayal in a false light), publicity rights, or other intellectual property rights; and (v) Entrant's Entry does not and will not violate any applicable laws, and is not and will not be considered defamatory or libelous. Each Entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Contest Entities harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of Entrant under these Official Rules.


7.     JUDGING: All eligible Entries received during the Contest Period will be judged within three (3) business days after the end of the Contest Period by Sponsor-selected judges, based on the following criteria: Passion for the brand (50%); Originality/Creativity (25%); and Overall Appeal (25%); to determine three (3) Dunkin’ Crew Ambassadors, subject to verification. In the event of a tie, tied Entries will be re-judged based solely on: Passion for the Brand (100%). Decisions of Sponsor-selected judges are final with respect to all matters relating to the Contest.



8.     WINNER NOTIFICATION/CONFIRMATION: The potential Crew Ambassador Winners are not official winners unless the crew member and the franchisee in which the crew member is employed sign an official Tik Tok Ambassador agreement and until Sponsor confirms such. The potential Crew Ambassador Winners (defined below) will be notified via a DM to his/her/their TikTok handle, in accordance with the contact information provided at the time of Entry, on or about May 21, 2021. Potential Crew Ambassador Winners may need to accept @dunkin as a follower on TikTok to receive a direct message. Sponsor will make two (2) attempts, two (2) calendar days apart, to contact the potential Crew Ambassador Winner via such method. Such potential Crew Ambassador Winner will have two (2) calendar days from the time of the first notification attempt to respond to Sponsor or else Sponsor will move on and notify an alternate potential Prize Winner, time permitting. If any notification or notification attempt is returned as undeliverable or as an error, or if the potential Prize Winner declines his/her/their prize, then the prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential Prize Winner (if any) will be contacted, time permitting.


9.     CREW AMBASSADOR WINNERS: Once confirmed officially as a Crew Ambassador Winner, per Section 8 above, each of the three (3) Crew Ambassador winners (each, a “Crew Ambassador Winner”) will have the official status of being a Dunkin’ CrewCrew Ambassador and working with Dunkin (each, a “Grand Prize”).  The Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize is one hundred dollars ($100). The ARV of all prizes to be awarded is three hundred  dollars ($300). The opportunity to have your Signature Drink on a Dunkin’ menu has no retail value associated with it.

No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for each Grand Prize, in whole or in part, will be permitted, except at Sponsor's sole discretion due to Grand Prize unavailability for any reason, and only then for a Grand Prize of equal intrinsic value determined by Sponsor shall be allowed.

10.  GENERAL RULES: By participating, Entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and Contest Entities, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Entrant also accepts and agrees to be bound by Sponsor's Conditions of Use, Legal Notices and Privacy Policy as published at www.DunkinDonuts.com. Prize Winners agree to release and hold harmless Contest Entities and TikTok, from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with creation of or submitting an Entry in the Contest, the receipt, ownership, possession and/or use or misuse of any Grand Prize awarded or any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement or offering of each Grand Prize or for any claims or causes of action based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Acceptance of a Grand Prize constitutes permission to the Contest Entities to use Prize Winner’s Entry, name, and likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation, notice, review or approval, except where prohibited by law. The Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in the Contest or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the Contest. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest for any reason, including (but not limited to) if, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest. If such cancelation occurs, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the Prize Winners from among all eligible Entries submitted prior to cancellation, based on the same criteria listed above. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated Entries are permitted. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they suspect or find: (i) to have used a software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online entry; (ii) to have tampered with the entry process or the operation of this Contest; (iii) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; (iv) to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (v) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with this Contest. CAUTION: THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO DISQUALIFY ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT TAMPERS OR ATTEMPTS TO TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS OR THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST; VIOLATES THESE OFFICIAL RULES; OR ACTS IN AN UNSPORTSMANLIKE OR DISRUPTIVE MANNER, OR WITH INTENT TO ANNOY, ABUSE, THREATEN OR HARASS ANY OTHER PERSON. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THE MASSACHUSETTS COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE CONTEST AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS SHALL GOVERN THE CONTEST. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMITS TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS. ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS CONTEST OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS WITHOUT REGARD TO PRINCIPLES OF CONFICTS OF LAW.


11.  LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Entrants agree that the Contest Entities: (a) shall not be responsible or liable for, and hereby release the Contest Entities from, any claims, losses, damages or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or from acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use/misuse or inability to use each Grand Prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to each Grand Prize, including, without limitation, to such Grand Prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The Contest Entities shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors; (2) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Contest Entities; or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Contest Entities. Failure of Sponsor to enforce any provision herein shall not be deemed a waiver of such. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANTS HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER.

12.  REQUEST FOR WINNERS: For the names of the Prize Winners, available after May 10, 2021, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to: Dunkin’ Tik Tok Crew Ambassador Contest Winners, c/o Sunflower Group, 575 West Street, Suite 120, Mansfield, MA 02048.


13. SPONSOR: Dunkin’ Brands Inc., 130 Royall Street, Canton, MA 02021