SPLENDA® Naturals & the Emmy Awards Sweepstakes



In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Any entrant may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to Sponsor’s satisfaction. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for the incompatibility of entrant’s hardware, software or browser technology. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.








1. Eligibility: The SPLENDA® Naturals & the Emmy Awards Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees, shareholders, officers, directors and agents of TI Media Solutions Inc. (the "Sponsor"), US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company (the “Administrator”), their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.


2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Friday, October 6, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.


3. Entry: There are two (2) ways to enter.

  1. Method #1: Online Entry. Visit www.SplendaSweeps.com/emmys and follow all entry instructions to complete the entry form in its entirety and submit (the “Online Entry”). Online Entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period. Entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Limit: One (1) Online Entry per person per day regardless of whether entrant has more than one email address. 

  2. Method #2: Mail-in Entry. Mail a postcard, including your name, complete address, daytime phone number and email address to: The SPLENDA® Naturals & the Emmy Awards Sweepstakes, 625 Panorama Trail (Suite 2100), Rochester, NY 14625-2437. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between Wednesday, September 6, 2017 and Friday, October 6, 2017, and received by Friday, October 13, 2017 (the “Mail-in Entry”). Photocopied, illegible, or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mailed entries.


4. Prizes/Approximate Retail Value ("ARV")/Odds:


Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize is available to be won. Grand Prize includes a trip for two (2), winner and one (1) guest, to the 2018 Emmy Awards. Grand Prize trip includes:


The ARV of Grand Prize: $7,000.00


The total ARV of all prizes available to be won: $7,000.00.


Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received, but is estimated at1: 10,000.


5. Random Drawing: The potential winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about Friday, October 20, 2017 from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period by US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.


6. Winner Notification: Potential Grand Prize winner will be notified via email and/or phone, and will be required to sign and return, within seven (7) days of initial notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, a W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases"). Releases will require the winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law. Travel companion of winner will also be required to sign a Travel Companion Liability/Publicity Release. The Grand Prize winner and his/her travel companion will also be required to submit to a background check to confirm eligibility and help ensure that the use of any such person in advertising or publicity for the Sweepstakes will not bring Sponsor into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Sweepstakes or Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify a potential winner or travel companion on the basis of the findings resulting from such background check or if a potential winner or travel companion fails to properly authorize and/or provide the required information in connection with such background check.


Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. 


Prizes will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified.


If winner notification is returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected in a separate random drawing.


7. Prize Conditions: All expenses related to the acceptance or use of the prize are the sole responsibility of prize winner.


All travel related expenses including but not limited to ground transportation to and from home, taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, luggage fees, departure taxes, resort or property fees, food & beverage and personal expenses such as telephone/Internet charges, and gift shop purchases are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Winner and travel companion must travel on same itinerary. Winner and travel companion must have valid photo ID and any other required documentation. Prize must be used on dates specified or prize will be forfeited. Dates are subject to change.


All hotel reservations are based on availability and holidays may be excluded. Accommodations are subject to availability at time of reservation. Blackout dates, advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Availability is subject to factors such as weather, seasonality and space availability. Reservations are subject to availability. If weather affects the ability for winner and his/her travel companion to redeem any portion of prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner and/or travel companion other than to supply the remaining elements of the prize package minus the unused portion of prize. If for any reason whatsoever, winner and/or travel companions are unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner. In the event Grand Prize winner's home is in close enough proximity to trip destination, Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion that a flight is unnecessary, and the prize will not include air transportation and no other substitution or compensation will be provided in lieu thereof. If Grand Prize is forfeited prior to Sponsor finalizing and paying for travel, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from among all non-winning eligible entries. Grand Prize winner and travel companion are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid photo ID) prior to travel. Grand Prize winner’s travel companion must be legal U.S. resident, 21 years of age or older and must complete and return a Travel Companion Liability/Publicity Release prior to travel as noted above.


In the event the prize winner or his/her travel companion engages in behavior that, as determined by the Sponsor and in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal, or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, the Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip prize in whole or in part, with no further compensation.


Prizes are not redeemable for cash, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prizes are non-assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse. No substitution is permitted except if prize or prize component is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of each winner. Once the prize has been delivered to the winner’s residence, the prize is considered awarded.


The winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes, if applicable.


Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.


Winner acknowledges that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that any merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any and if applicable). 


Tickets are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Tickets are subject to issuer’s complete terms and conditions. In the event that the event does not take place as scheduled, for reasons such as cancellation, preemption or postponement, or for any reason beyond the control of the Sponsor, Sponsor's sole responsibility will be to award the remaining portion of the Grand Prize and no additional substitution or compensation will be provided.


8. Release: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company and the Sponsor, and release the Sponsor, Administrator, Heartland Food Products Group, LLC, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and related entities, successors and assigns, units and sponsors, divisions and advertising and promotional agencies, prize suppliers and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, and all entities involved in the production, sponsorship and/or promotion of the prize, or any part thereof, including, without limitation, the respective directors, employees, representatives and agents of each (collectively, the “Released Entities”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the Sweepstakes and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer and/or administration of the Sweepstakes and/or in the announcement of the prize.


9. Indemnity:  Winner shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Entities from and against any and all claims, damages, actions, liability, loss, injury or expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in connection with: (a) winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes; (b) a breach or allegation which if true would constitute a breach, of any of winner’s representations, warranties or obligations herein; and (c) acceptance, possession, grant, or use of any  prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage arising therefrom.


10. Disputes: Except where prohibited, participating entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the state of New York.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of New York. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.




11. Privacy: By entering and providing the required entry information, entrants acknowledge that Sponsor, Heartland Food Products Group, LLC, and The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences may also send information, samples or special offers it believes may be of interest to entrant, or other information or goods offered by its marketing partners. Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to the Sponsor, Heartland Food Products Group, LLC, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Privacy Policies, which can be found at https://subscription.timeinc.com/storefront/privacy/ticorp/generic_privacy_new_caneu.html?dnp-source=E, https://www.splenda.com/privacy, and http://www.emmys.com/privacy-policy, respectively.

12. Official Rules: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.SplendaSweeps.com/Emmys, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by Friday, October 6, 2017, to: SPLENDA® Naturals & the Emmy Awards Sweepstakes, Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.


13. Winner Confirmation: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after Friday, October 20, 2017) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (no later than Friday, November 17, 2017), to: SPLENDA® Naturals & the Emmy Awards Sweepstakes, Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.


14. Sponsor: TI Media Solutions Inc., 225 Liberty St., New York, NY 10281.


Void in Puerto Rico and wherever else prohibited by law.






Grand Prize: Grand Prize includes a trip for two (2), winner and one (1) guest, to the 2018 Emmy Awards. Grand Prize trip includes:

  • Two (2) tickets to the 2018 Emmy Awards
  • Round-trip coach airfare for two (2) to Los Angeles from a major airport nearest winner’s residence, as determined by the Sponsor
  • Two (2) nights’ double-occupancy hotel accommodations
  • Ground transportation to/from airport/hotel and to/from hotel/awards







You Have Not Yet Won. All entries have the same chance of winning. No one will know who the winner is until after the Sweepstakes ends.


Entry Is Free. You don't have to buy anything to enter. Just fill out the fields in the online entry form and submit.


Enter As Often As You Like. Simply mail a postcard including your name, address, daytime phone number and email to: SPLENDA® Naturals & the Emmy Awards Sweepstakes, 625 Panorama Trail (Suite 2100), Rochester, NY 14625-2437. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between Wednesday, September 6, 2017 and Friday, October 6, 2017, and received by Friday, October 13, 2017. It is not necessary to await receipt of an entry form.


Buying Won't Help You Win. Chances of winning without making a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something.


Entry Deadline/Sweepstakes Closing Date. To be eligible to win the prize offered in this Sweepstakes, your entry must be received by the applicable entry dates stated in this communication. If there is no Entry Deadline stated, your entry must be received by the Final Sweepstakes Closing Date of 10/06/17.