Official Rules

Buddig Class Act Back to School Sweepstakes (“SWEEPSTAKES”)


ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older.  The following individuals are not eligible to enter or win a prize:  employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Carl Buddig & Company (“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising, fulfillment, legal, judging, administrative, and sweepstakes agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or "step" of each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes). Void where prohibited.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on August 3, 2015 at 12:00:01 am Central Time (“CT”) and ends on August 31, 2015 at 11:59:59 pm CT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Web Site server is the official clock for this Sweepstakes.  

TO ENTER Go online to (the “Web Site”) during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the on-screen directions to complete and submit the online entry form, including your e-mail address, full name, street address, city, state, ZIP code to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

Limit one (1) entry per person/email address.  Automated means of entry are prohibited and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification. An email address is required to enter.  Only fully completed entries are eligible. In the event of a dispute as to who submitted an entry, the name of the authorized account holder associated with the email address will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entrants may not enter with multiple email addresses nor may entrants use any other device or artifice to enter multiple times above the stated limit or as multiple registrants.  Any participant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses or uses any device or artifice to enter multiple times above the stated limit will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Proof of submission is not proof of receipt by Sponsor.  By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions.

Bonus Entries: To receive a bonus entry, follow the on-screen directions to share the pre-populated post regarding the Class Act Back to School Sweepstakes with the hashtag #MomentsMatter  #sweepsentry on Twitter through the link on the Web Site. Bonus entries can also be received by following the directions to share via email. Limit five (5) bonus entries per method provided (Twitter and Email) for a total of ten (10) additional entries.

DRAWINGS/ ODDS: DRAWINGS AND ODDS OF WINNING: Prizes will be awarded in a series of random drawings on or about the dates outlined in the table below, from all eligible entries received for each Drawing Period.  Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received for each drawing.  Administrator’s decisions shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

Drawing Period

Start Date (at 12:00 a.m. CT)

End Date (at 11:59:59 p.m. CT)

Drawing Date
on or about

August 3, 2015

August 9, 2015

August 14, 2015

August 10, 2015

August 16, 2015

August 21, 2015

August 17, 2015

August 23, 2015

August 28, 2015

August 24, 2015 

August 31, 2015

September 4, 2015

5 - Grand Prize

August 3, 2015

August 31, 2015

September 4, 2015


One (1) Grand Prize: $2,000, awarded as a check made payable to winner. Plus $1,000 awarded as a check made payable to a friend (both known as “winners”)

Four (4) First Prizes: iPad Air 2, 16GB.  ARV: $499.


PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Prizes are non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value.  Winners are solely responsible for any taxes on the prize, and the Grand Prize winner and friend will be issued an IRS Form 1099 reporting the value of the Grand Prize.  All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically provided herein are the responsibility of the winner.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM: All winners are subject to verification, including verification of age. Potential Grand Prize winner and friend will be notified by traceable method of mail sent to the address provided during registration and will be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release and, where lawful, a Publicity Release and a W-9 Form within ten (10) days of attempted notification or the Grand Prize may be forfeited.  If the Grand Prize is won by an eligible entrant who is a minor in his/her state of residence (18 years of age in AL or NE), the Grand Prize will be awarded to minor’s parent or legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents.  Allow 4 to 6 weeks for shipment of the Grand Prize after verification. All other prizes will be mailed out to the winners to the address provided during registration within 4 to 6 weeks after the end of the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of mailing address, email address and/or telephone number of entrants. In the event of non-compliance with these Official Rules, or if a prize notification or prize is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable, or if a winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be contacted. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor will award the prizes in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to cancellation.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.  In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Sweepstakes.  If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor and Sweepstakes Parties from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs.  Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or its designated administrator. Information collected in connection with this Promotion is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (available at  Entrants and winners, in accepting a prize, agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Parties from any and all claims of liability related to participation in the Sweepstakes and use or acceptance of prize. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, rerouting or acts of any government or authority.  This Sweepstakes is offered only in the United States and is governed by the laws of the state of Illinois, and entrants consent to jurisdiction and venue in, and agree that all claims and disputes must be resolved exclusively in the federal or state courts in Cook County, Illinois.

INTERNET USAGE:  Proof of entering information on the Web Site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt by Sponsor. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, of game plays or registrations. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers or service providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or request to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Web Site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes.

 PUBLICITY: Winners, in accepting their prize, consent to the Sponsor’s use of their name, address (city, state), photographs and likenesses for purposes of advertising, trade and promotion in any and all media, without further compensation, except in Tennessee and where prohibited by law.  If you are selected as a winner, your information may also be included in a publicly-available winner’s list.

WINNERS LIST: Winners will be posted on  HYPERLINK "" approximately 30 days following the conclusion of the Promotion.

SPONSOR: Carl Buddig & Company, 950 West 175th Street, Homewood, IL  60430-2040. 

© 2015 Carl Buddig & Company.

At Buddig, family is at the heart of everything we do. We've been a family company for over 72 years, so we appreciate the importance of family traditions—especially family meals. From our time-tested Original recipe to our hardwood smoked Old Wisconsin sausages, nothing makes us happier than providing your family with great tasting meats at affordable prices.