2022 Back to School Sweepstakes Rules




  1. Sweepstakes Period: The Back to School Sweepstakes – DeCA (the “Sweepstakes”) begins July 16, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends August 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
  1. Eligibility: Open to legal United States citizens, regardless of where they reside, 18 years of age or older who are authorized DeCA commissary store shoppers as of date of entry. Employees of Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever (the “Sponsor”), Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, divisions, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies (collectively the “Sponsor and its Administrators”), and its affiliates and each of their respective employees, shareholders, directors, officers, members, assigns and agents and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate or win. 
  1. How To Enter: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit operationintouch.com/backtoschool and follow the onscreen instructions to complete all required registration information to receive one (1) entry (the “Entry”) into the Sweepstakes Drawing. The person uploading the Entry will be deemed the entrant (the “Entrant”). Participation is subject to disqualification of all Entries, if multiple accounts are used by the same person. Limit one (1) Entry per person per day. All Entries must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on August 31, 2022, to be eligible. Normal Internet access and data/usage charges imposed by Entrants’ online/phone service will apply.
  1. Sweepstakes Random Drawing: Two (2) Grand Prize winners, fifteen (15) First Prize winners, thirty (30) Second Prize winners and fifty (50) Third Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about September 7, 2022 from among all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing will be conducted by Don Jagoda Associates, Inc. (the “Administrator”), an independent judging organization whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. The odds of winning a Prize will depend on the number of eligible Sweepstakes Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
  1. Prizes and Approximate Retail Values (“ARVs”): Grand Prize (2 total): A Sponsor-selected laptop computer, tablet PC, smart watch and $25 gift card (ARV: $2,082 each). First Prize (15 total): A Sponsor-selected tablet PC (ARV: $479 each). Second Prize (30 total): A Sponsor-selected smart watch (ARV: $279 each). Third Prize (50 total): $100 gift card for use at Military Commissary Stores. The total ARV of all prizes is $24,719. Gift cards are subject to restrictions and expiration date may apply. Limit one (1) prize per person. All prize components are subject to availability. The ARV of prizes listed are subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules, and the date the prizes are awarded. If the actual purchase price of a prize is less than the ARV stated herein, the prize winner will NOT be entitled to a check, cash or other form of payment for the price difference. All prize components are subject to availability. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the prize (or portion of prize) is unavailable. Prize and prize components may be substituted for any reason at the discretion of the Sponsor. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of Prize winners (or the parent/guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence), if applicable. 
  1. General Rules: Potential Grand winners will be required to sign and return, via email/email link, a Declaration of Eligibility and liability and publicity release, except where prohibited, within three (3) days of notification. If potential Grand Prize winner fail to return the completed Declaration within three (3) days, Declaration is returned as undeliverable or if a potential Grand Prize winner is deemed to be ineligible, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Potential First and Second Prize winners may be contacted via email to confirm their mailing address and eligibility within three (3) days of notification. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution (cash or otherwise) is allowed except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value. Third Prize winners may be contacted via phone/email and may be required to verify his/her mailing address. Prize winners may be required to pick up the prize at their local commissary store (if applicable) and participate in a photo/video opportunity, in Sponsor’s sole discretion (the “footage”). Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate selection. Winners and all Entrants, as a condition of Entry into the Sweepstakes, agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its Administrators, each of their respective agencies, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees, agents, assigns, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with submitting an Entry or otherwise participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes, the receipt, ownership or use of prize awarded or any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement or offering of the prizes. Entrants assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused by participation in the Sweepstakes or use or redemption of any prize. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winners’ names, likenesses and footage for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. By entering, Entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. Entries will be declared to be made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of Entry (or when setting up winner’s account). “Authorized account holder” of an e-mail address is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access provider, Online Service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the Entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; violates the Official Rules; acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. The Released Parties are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the sender, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the Entries in the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script or bot are not eligible. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it cannot be completed as planned for any reason, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or corruption of any sort. In such event, Sponsor will award the prizes in a random drawing from eligible Entries received prior to cancellation. Void where prohibited by law and subject to all federal, state and local laws. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, Entrant (or parent/legal guardian if Entrant is a minor in his/her state of residence) agrees that: 1) under no circumstance 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 out-of-pocket expenses; 2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and 3) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event will Entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs. 
  1. Winners List: For the names of the winners, available after October 6, 2022, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by November 7, 2022 to: The Back to School Sweepstakes – DeCA Winners, 100 Marcus Drive, Attn: DE, Melville, NY 11747.
  1. Sponsor/Administrator: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever, 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. The Administrator of the Sweepstakes is Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747.