Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. Void where prohibited. Must be legal resident of fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry. Sweepstakes duration 12:00 am EST on the FIRST of EACH MONTH, through 11:59 pm EST on the LAST of each MONTH. Limit one (1) entry per person per day for duration of Sweepstakes. More detail below.

Eligibility. Eligibility to participate in Sugar Refund Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Residents must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Valid information required. Employees of the Independent Bakers Association and other companies associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, and the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) as well as household members of such employees are not eligible. Subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  Sponsor. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Independent Bakers Association, located at 316 F Street NE Ste 206, Washington, District of Columbia, 20002-4944.

Agreement to Official Rules. Entry submission for the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Official Rules and decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Sweepstakes eligibility and winning contingent upon compliance with the Official Rules.

Duration.  The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 am EST on FIRST of the MONTH and ends at 11:59 pm EST on the LAST of the MONTH (the “Sweepstakes Duration”). Entry submissions before or after the Sweepstakes Duration are ineligible. Entries submitted during the Sweepstakes Duration are applicable only for this Sweepstakes. Eligibility for the same or similar sweepstakes for a different duration require separate entry submission. Entry submissions are accepted online at

How to Enter. Entry is available online at All entries must include the first and last name, and e-mail address of the entrant. Entrants must also confirm that they are eighteen (18) years of age or older and answer the Sugar Refund question on the entry form. Incomplete entries will not be eligible to win. Limit one (1) entry per person per day for the duration of the Sweepstakes. By entering, all entrants consent to the use by Sponsor of all the information provided in the entries for marketing and/or sales promotional purposes without any attribution, identification, right of review or compensation.   Entrants may also be contacted by Sponsor via email from time to time regarding issues of interest to Sponsor’s membership. Opt-out of emails is permissible and does not affect chances of winning.  See email opt-out clause for opt-out instructions. Entries received from persons in excess of the stated limitation are void. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human or technical in nature, or for damaged, lost, late, illegible or misdirected entries; technical, hardware, software, electronic, or telephone failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; fraudulent, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions whether caused by Sponsor, the users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes; or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions or downloading, that may limit, delay or prevent an entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. 

Prizes.  The Sweepstakes offers ONE $125 cash prize per sweepstakes drawing unless otherwise specified on  Mailing cost paid by Sponsor. Not redemptive for cash or check payment assigned to another individual or entity. Limit one (1) prize per person per calendar year from the date of winning. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute alternative prizes of greater or equal value. 

Prize Drawing.  On or about the LAST of the MONTH, the President of the Sponsor will select one winner at random from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor will attempt to notify the winner via e-mail or mail dispatched on or about the FIFTEENTH (15) of the FOLLOWING MONTH.  If any winner does not respond to Sponsor’s communication within five (5) days after the date of first attempt to contact him/her, Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternative winner from the remaining eligible entries, which will follow the same procedure of notification. Alternate winner(s) selected at the discretion of Sponsor.

Winner Notification. Sponsor will notify each winner via e-mail or mail at the address provided on the entry form. If any winner fails to respond to Sponsor’s communication within five (5) days of notice, that winner may forfeit his/her prize. All winners must complete, sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of receipt of the Declaration of Compliance from Sponsor. If any winner fails to complete, sign and submit the Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of receipt, that winner may forfeit his/her prize. Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate winner from remaining eligible entries. Prize to be fulfilled approximately four (4) – eight (8) weeks after Declaration of Compliance is received by Sponsor.

General Conditions. Sponsor reserves the right, at its discretion, to terminate the Sweepstakes in the event that operation, security or administration is impaired in any way for any reason including but not limited to fraud, virus or other technical problem, or unauthorized human intervention. In the event of termination, Sponsor shall award the prizes at random from among eligible entries at the time of termination. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual who violates the Official Rules or attempts to tamper with entry submissions or acts in a disruptive manner. Any attempt to damage the website or undermine the operation of the Sweepstakes may violate criminal and civil laws, and in such instances Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages, including attorney’s fees, and any other remedies. Failure of Sponsor to enforce any provision of the Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of the provision. 

Release. Entry in the Sweepstakes serves as agreement to release Sponsor, and its affiliates, parent subsidiaries, and successors, together with their respective officers,   Entrant releases Sponsor and its directors, agents, advertising and promotion agencies, and all others similarly situated with them (collectively the “Released Parties”), or any of them, from any and all claims, counterclaims, demands, debts, actions, causes of action, suits or liabilities of any nature whatsoever, in law or in equity, whether known or yet to be known, whether statutory or at common law, that are in any way concerned with the Sweepstakes, the Official Rules or any prize awarded in connection with the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to claims arising from technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes; unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing, or typographical errors; any other errors in administration of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to announcement of the winner, termination or suspension; injury, death, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance of misuse of the prize, including any travel or activity related thereto. Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the website, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or system used by or associated with the Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including but not limited to punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages.

Dispute. Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and/or causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or awarded prizes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the District of Columbia.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Official Rules, entrant rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of laws of any jurisdiction other than the District of Columbia.

Privacy. Sponsor reserves the rights to utilize information supplied by entrants to publicize winners’ names, contact entrant regarding future Sweepstakes or similar contests, and for any communication by Sponsor to entrant. Sponsor shall not sell or otherwise avail information supplied by entrant to other, unrelated entities.  Entrant may request communication by Sponsor cease at any point in future communication. Sponsor, to the best of its ability, will cease communication at the request of Winners’ Names and Official Rules.

“Sugar Refund” is a registered servicemark of Pyle & Associates, Inc.

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