Folgers® Share a Coffee Contest

Official Rules


1. Eligibility: Folgers Share a Coffee Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least the age of majority in his/her place of residence (eighteen (18) years old in most States, nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska, and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) at the time of entry. Employees of The J. M. Smucker Company, its promotional partners, HelloWorld, Inc., and any of their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

2. Sponsor: The J. M. Smucker Company, 1 Strawberry Lane Orrville, Ohio 44667.  Administrator: HelloWorld, Inc., 3000 Town Center, Floor 21, Southfield, MI 48075.

3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. 

4. Timing: The Contest begins on September 15, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), ends on December 4, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Contest Period") and includes three (3) Phases as set forth in the chart below. Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest. 


Starts at 12:00 a.m. ET

Ends at 11:59 p.m. ET

Prizes Awarded for this Phase

Approximate Winner Notification Date


September 15, 2017

October 19, 2017

1 Grand Prize and 10 First Prizes

November 1, 2017


September 15, 2017

November 9, 2017

10 First Prizes

November 20, 2017


September 15, 2017

December 4, 2017

1 Grand Prize and

20 First Prizes

December 15, 2017


5. How to Enter: During the Contest Period, visit and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the registration form, including your name, email address and zip code along with name of the friend or family member (herein “Friend”) (who is at least age of majority) who you would like to reconnect with, this Friend’s relationship to you, how long it has been since you have seen this Friend (in person) and a story (up to 2000 characters) about what you have shared with your Friend (collectively referred to as your “Submission”). Information you provide to enter this Contest will not be displayed on the promotion site. Your Submission need not include any reference, positive or negative, to Sponsor’s products or services. By uploading your Submission, you agree that it conforms to the guidelines, permissions, and content restrictions below and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you if it believes that it fails to conform.


Permissions: Entrant must have written permission from the Friend referenced in his/her Submission to include information about him/her and to grant the rights set forth herein. Friend must not be a minor.  Entrant must be able to provide such permissions or proof in a form acceptable to Sponsor.

Content Restrictions:

?Limit: Each entrant may upload one (1) Submission during the Contest Period.  Submissions received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limit will be void. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void.  In the event of a dispute as to any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. 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. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder. Released Parties (as defined in Section 10, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed, or misdirected Submissions; all of which will be void.  

6. Sponsor's Use of Submissions: Uploading a Submission constitutes entrant’s consent if entrant is selected as a potential winner, to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission.  

7. Winner Determination: Winners will be determined by a panel of qualified judges determined by Sponsor.  After the conclusion of each Phase, the Judging Panel will select potential winners based on review of each eligible Submission using the following “Judging Criteria”: 

In the event of a tie, the entrant whose Submission received the highest score for “Submission is heartwarming and shows emotional Friend connection,” as determined by the qualified judges, in their sole discretion, will be deemed the applicable potential winner from among the tied entrants. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than two (2) Grand Prize winners and forty (40) First Prize winners if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions.  Sponsor will not disclose judging scores.

8. Winner Requirements: Potential winners will be notified by email on or around the dates listed above in Section 4. Each potential Grand Prize winner will be offered the reunion trip in Chicago with the Friend identified in  his/her Submission that will either take place January 7–9, 2018 or February 7-9, 2018 (depending on when winner is selected).  If the Friend is unable or unwilling to travel on the dates offered, Grand prize winner will be disqualified. By accepting the Grand Prize reunion trip, each winner and Friend will agree to have any aspect of the trip filmed by Sponsor and its agents.  Sponsor will arrange for one (1) full day of filming of the reunion. All taping will herein be referred to as “Prize Footage” and will be owned by Sponsor. Each potential Grand Prize winner will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability Waiver and, where not prohibited, a Publicity Release ("Declaration"), which must be received by Administrator within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize. If a potential Grand Prize winner cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Declaration or provide any other requested information, within the required time period, or does not comply with these Official Rules, potential winner forfeits the prize.  

Each potential First Prize winner will be required to provide his/her home mailing address to confirm eligibility and for prize fulfillment purposes within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent in order to claim the prize.

If any potential winner forfeits the prize or is disqualified for any reason, the prize will be awarded to a runner-up, if any, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Only three (3) alternate winners may be determined, after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded. 

9. Prizes: TWO (2) GRAND PRIZES: A trip to Chicago, IL to reunite with the Friend identified in your Submission.  A trip for two (2) to Chicago, IL. Trip package includes round trip, coach-class air transportation for two (2) from a major airport near winner’s and Friend’s home (each determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to Chicago, IL; two (2) nights' accommodations for both winner and Friend at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (each will be offered a single room with occupancy for one); two (2) $150 gift cards that winner and Friend can use for round trip ground transportation to and from destination airport and hotel; $500 spending money for winner; and travel agent services. Winner and Friend must travel on the dates in early January 2018 or February 2018 as specified by Sponsor with the Friend identified in the Submission, or prize will be forfeited. Trip must be booked at least twenty-one (21) days prior to departure. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability.  Travel must be round trip. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight.  Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Contest, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract.  All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner. Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents.  Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply.  If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s or Friend’s proximity to Chicago, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $4,450. Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination. 

FORTY (40) FIRST PRIZES:  Folgers Classic Roast® Coffee 2-Pack (valued at approximately $19) and two (2) Folgers® Red Mugs. ARV: $35. 

Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or a component thereof) for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. 
Limit: One (1) First Prize and one (1) Grand Prize per person. First Prizes will be fulfilled 8 – 10 weeks after the end of the Contest.  

10. Release: By receipt of any prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, promotion partners, Administrator, Facebook, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize, including any related travel.   

11. Publicity Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the Grand Prize winner’s and Friend’s name, city, state, likeness, photo, Submission, and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law.  Each Grand Prize winner and Friend will be required to consents the filming of the reunion and acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor shall own this Prize Footage and that Sponsor and its agents shall have the right to edit, exploit, adapt, distribute, post, create derivative works of, and otherwise use the Prize Footage, in whole or in part, together with Grand Prize winner’s and Friend’s name, city, state, likeness, photo (including, but not limited to, profile photo), Submission and/or prize information, and in combination with other materials, in any manner, for any advertising, promotional, trade, commercial or other purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration to winner or any third party, except where prohibited by law. Each Grand Prize winner and Friend also agrees that if it is ever determined that the Prize Footage in which winner appears falls within the jurisdiction of any union or guild agreement ("Guild Agreement"), then: (a) winner and Friend (and any other person featured in the Prize Footage) agree to accept the minimum scale payments payable pursuant to such Guild Agreement (if any, it being agreed that none will be payable if any coverage waiver applies), (b) Sponsor will have the option to secure unlimited and extended editing rights on the Internet and in new media with respect to the Prize Footage by paying winner (and any other featured in the Submission) $100, and (c) upon Sponsor’s request, winner will execute any standard union/guild performer agreement. 

12. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. 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 and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. This Contest is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

13. Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the Contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Submission.

14. Disputes: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) 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 exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, 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. 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 Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.

 15. Entrant's Personal Information: Information collected from entrant is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy andAdministrator's Privacy Policy

16.  Winner List: For a winner list, visit The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.

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