Decide the Fries - Official Contest Rules


Standard Contest Rules

To provide fair and equal chance of winning to all HopCat Guests, the following are the official rules for all contests.


ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of HopCat and Barfly, Inc. Affiliate partners and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER: Visit and vote for fry flavor. Entrants can vote once per day and each entrant’s vote will be submitted as one entry. Limit of one (1) entry per person per day using only one (1) email address throughout the contest timeframe. Entrants must send entries using the correct contest entry form, email address, subject line, and any other specific entry information requested in the contest announcement. Eligibility of individual entries will be at the sole discretion of HopCat and Barfly, for any reason or for no reason, though specific reasons for disqualification may include use of inappropriate language or visuals. HopCat and BarFly is not responsible for and will not consider incomplete or incorrect entries. Entries generated by script, macro, mechanical or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Multiple entries received from any person in excess of the stated limitation will be void.

RANDOM DRAWING: One (1) potential Grandest Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing held at the ending date from among all eligible entries received throughout the contest period. Odds of winning the Grandest Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the contest period. Two (2) potential Grander and Grandish Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing at the end of the fry voting period from among all eligible entries received during the contest period.

PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS: Entrants are encouraged to try all eligible fries at all HopCat location, which are subject to change from time to time at BarFly’s discretion.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: All winners will be contacted at the "entry" email address used to enter the contest, and the person receiving and replying to the winner announcement email will be considered the winner. HopCat will make reasonable efforts to contact winner for not more than seven (7) calendar days following the random selection. Claiming of prizes requires an email response to HopCat from the winning email address within seven (7) days of being notified of winning at the email address used to enter. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize. HopCat is not required to award elsewhere any prizes forfeited by the chosen winner(s), however, may select another random winner.

You understand and intend that any photo or information submitted by you using the hashtag #DecidetheFries to HopCat and Barfly may be available for viewing, rating, review and comment on by the public, and understand that comments or ratings with which you disagree or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any photo or information you submit HopCat and BarFly. By submitting any photo or information to HopCat, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such photo or information submitted by you to HopCat.

You hereby agree to hold HopCat and Barfly and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees sponsors and assigns harmless from and against, and hereby waive any right to pursue, any claims of any nature arising in connection with the inclusion in, publication via or display on any HopCat and Barfly site, or any other use authorized under these Terms, of any photo or information submitted to HopCat and Barfly by you.

Tax Liability and Fees: Winners are responsible for any federal, state, or local taxes resulting from your earning or redeeming prize.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of HopCat, which shall be final in all respects relating to this contest; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless HopCat, Barfly, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, "Released Parties") from 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 the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize (or portion thereof), including any/all travel/activity related thereto; and (c) to the use of his/her name, address (city and state), voice, performance, photograph, image and/or other likeness for programming, advertising, publicity, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.

By voting and providing your email address, you are agreeing to receive updates and emails from HopCat and Barfly. Each entrant can opt out of receiving emails any time.

In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Released Parties not responsible for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, 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 late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, destroyed, garbled, postage-due, illegible, inaccurate, delayed or stolen entries or mail; or for 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 typographical, human mechanical, electronic, computer, network, 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 of entries or mail, the announcement of the prize or in any contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for 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. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the contest or winning the prize (and void all associated entries) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the contests by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor's representatives. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, HOPCAT AND BARFLY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. HopCat and Barfly reserve the right in its sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend any portion of the contest for any reason, including should any cause corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the contest and, in the event of termination, to determine the potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received and combined up to such time of impairment.