WinFreeWine Giveaway

Official Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A purchase will not increase chances of winning a prize. Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older, however, wine may only be delivered to certain states and areas, as described below in the Wine Delivery Regulations.  Void in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law.

Sweepstakes Period: The entry period for the Metropolitan Vintners "WinFreeWine Giveaway" (the "Sweepstakes") begins on August 1, 2009 at 9:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on June 15, 2010 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the "Sweepstakes Period").

To Enter: During the Sweepstakes Period, there are three (2) ways to enter:

1) Online: Visit and click on the "Get Started Now" button. At the Sweepstakes registration web page, participants will be required to provide their name, age, contact information and complete mailing address in order to enter the Sweepstakes online.

2) Mail-In: Legibly hand-print your name, age and complete mailing address on  a 3" x 5" piece of paper, insert the paper into a stamped #10 envelope and mail it to "WinFreeWine Giveaway" 200 E 87th St., Suite 16L, NY, NY, 10128, postmarked by May 15, 2010 and received by June 15, 2010. Limit one (1) entry – regardless of means of entry - during the Sweepstakes Period per person, immediate family, household address, phone number or email address or account. Subsequent entries received on any given day during the Sweepstakes Period from any person, phone number, household address or email address after the first entry received from that person, number, household address or email address on that day will be void. Entries generated by script, macro, agencies or robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or other automated means will be void. All entries must be received (or postmarked, in the case of mail-in entries) by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on June 5, 2010 to be eligible.

Wine Delivery Regulations:

1) NYC Residents: For winners in New York City the wine will be delivered by Next-Day Delivery.  The following terms apply:

  • Next-day delivery will be made within 36 hours of prize award date and is currently available in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and some parts of Long Island.
  • Delivery hours are from 11am to 10pm, Monday thru Saturday and from 12pm to 8pm on Sunday. Orders must be received 1 hour before closing.
  • Every effort will be made to accommodate orders to be delivered same day and at specific times, but we cannot guarantee specific times and all deliveries are subject to store delivery availability.

2) US Residents outside NYC:  For winners outside of New York City the wine will be shipped using FedEx or UPS services.  The following terms apply:

  • FedEx/UPS delivery usually takes from 2-7 business days.  By law, FedEx and UPS can only deliver wine to AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, ID, IL, IA, LA, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, SC, TX, VA, WI, WV and WY.  We cannot guarantee delivery times.
  • In accordance with regulations for CT, FL, and NC, several zip codes are listed below where NYC Wine Delivery does not currently deliver:
    • Connecticut: 06897
    • Florida: 32008, 32059, 32060, 32064, 32066, 32321, 32331, 32340, 32425, 32427, 32428, 32437, and 32462
    • North Carolina: 28909, 28902, 28904, 28733, 28771, 28777, 28705, 28765, 28740, 28714, and 28755
  • FedEx/UPS orders usually ship within 24 hours and will always be shipped within 72 hours. 
  • Standard FedEx/UPS shipping times apply based on the type of delivery you request.  
  • We cannot guarantee specific times and all deliveries are subject to store and carrier delivery availability.
  • Standard Shipping Costs for FedEx/UPS Delivery apply.

Adult Signature and Proof of Identity:

  • By law all alcohol orders require an adult signature for delivery, so please send your wine to a home or business address where an adult 21 or older is present to sign for receipt.
  • Delivery must be accepted by a person, at least 21 years old, willing to sign and accept delivery.  If no person is willing to accept delivery, the wine will not be delivered and an additional fee will be required for subsequent delivery attempts. 
  • Delivery must be accepted by a person, at least 21 years old who is not visibly intoxicated, or in any other way not allowed by the State of New York or the governing State of your location to be served alcohol.  If no person is able to accept delivery for any reason, legal or otherwise, you will be charged a delivery fee of $29.95 and a restocking fee of 15%.
  • Metropolitan Vintners reserves the right to disqualify any winner not in compliance with the terms above.

Conditions of Entry: Entries must be submitted via one of the methods described above. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. All entries become the property of Metropolitan Vintners  ("Sponsor") and will not be acknowledged or returned., and Metropolitan Vintners, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, wholesales, retailers or distributors or advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") are not responsible for misdirected, late, lost, delayed, inaccurate, damaged, garbled, incomplete, undelivered or stolen entries, delayed or misdirected entries or text messages or any combination thereof, for whatever reason, for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, wireless service provider, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other connections, or for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, phone transmissions or delayed transmissions or in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by the way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines, or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials, loss or otherwise and any mechanical, electronic, network, computer, printing, typographical, human or other error relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries or text messages, the cancellation of any game, the announcement of prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Sponsor reserve the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond their reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.  Sponsor reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of this Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Sweepstakes Rules or any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.

Selection of Winners: On or about June 15, 2010, a random drawing will be conducted by Metropolitan Vintners from among all valid entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, and all decisions shall be final and binding in all respects. Odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of valid entries received. Many will enter; only one (1) entrant will win the prize. Potential Grand Prize winners who entered online or by mail will be notified by certified mail on or about June 25, 2010. If the potential winner fails to respond to the notification and provide his/her name and mailing address information within 48 hours of notification, the entrant will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected. Potential will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity and Advertising Consent and Release (except where prohibited by law) and such other documents, or provide other information such as a Social Security number, reasonably required by Sponsor. All such documents must be signed and returned within fourteen (14) days or prize will be forfeited. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sweepstakes Entities and/or their designees to use the winner's name, address, photograph, testimonial or other likeness and/or prize information or personal exposition (and/or any edited portion thereof) for promotional, advertising and/or publicity purposes in any media, now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation or notice to, or further consent of, to the winner to the extent permitted by law. Return of any prize notification or prize mailing as undeliverable will result in disqualification. Allow 90-120 days for prize delivery. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded.  In the event that any potential winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.  The Sweepstakes participant is solely responsible for entering the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period and properly claiming a prize if selected as a winner. The reporting and payment of any tax liabilities (federal. state and local) incurred by the winner as a result of this Sweepstakes and any prizes won are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Prize: (1) Grand Prize: The Grand Prize consists of: A) a gift certificate for an amount up to $500 that can ONLY be used on the website following specific instructions to be provided directly to the winner. There is no cash value for the gift certificate and it may not be exchanged for cash, sold, traded, or used by any other person than the Sweepstakes winner. B) A set of six wine glasses from Crate and Barrel to be delivered separately via standard mail delivery or shipping service solely determined by Metropolitan Vintners.  Crate and Barrel is a registered trademark of its owner and is in no way associated with this Sweepstakes or the prize awarded.  Metropolitan Vintners will purchase the wine glasses selected by the winner from a retail outlet of its choosing and will provide a gift receipt to the winner that may be used to return or exchange the wine glasses at the winner’s discretion.

Eligibility: Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age or older on the first day of the Sweepstakes Period. Employees of Metropolitan Vintners and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, individuals engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Sweepstakes and the immediate families of each, or persons domiciled in the same household of such employees are not eligible. Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws. By entering the Sweepstakes, participant agrees to be bound by these Official Sweepstakes Rules and the decisions of administrators and Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects. Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, and all coordinating agencies shall not have any responsibility or liability whatsoever from any and all liability, claims or damages arising out of the Sweepstakes entrant's participation, and the acceptance and use of any prize.

Governing Law: This Sweepstakes and these Official Sweepstakes Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without reference to conflicts of law principles.  All actions, proceedings, or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the City and County of New York, NY.

Winner's List: For a list of winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Metropolitan Vintners, 200 E 87th Street, Suite 16L, NY, NY, 10128 to be received by DJune 15, 2010.

Sponsor: Metropolitan Vintners, PO Box 1409, New York, NY 10028

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