Go Gorton's Sweepstakes

Official Rules


  1. Sweepstakes Description:  The Go Gorton’s Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Gorton’s Inc. (“Sponsor”). Sponsor will award one (1) Grand Prize, thirty-three (33) Weekly Prizes and seventy-four (74) Daily Prizes, for a total of one hundred and eight (108) Prizes, as detailed in the Prize section below.

  2. Sweepstakes Term:  The Sweepstakes begins on January 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm EST and ends on March 24, 2016 at 1:59:59 pm EST (the “Sweepstakes Term”). All entries must be received by Sponsor within the Sweepstakes Term.

  3. Eligibility:  No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning a prize.  The Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of Sweepstakes entry.  Each entrant must have a unique, valid address.  Each entrant may use only one email address to enter.  Entrants who create and/or use multiple email addresses will be ineligible. Entrants may not be employees of Sponsor, or of its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, partners, advertising or promotion agencies, retail partners, or prize donors, nor may they be members of the immediate families of any of the foregoing, or persons living in their households.  Entries are limited to individuals only: commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible.  THE SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW and is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

  4. Sponsor:  Gorton’s Inc., 128 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, is the Sponsor of this Sweepstakes.  This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with any prize manufacturer.

  5. How to Enter:  Entrant may enter the Sweepstakes without purchase by completing the sweepstakes entry form available through Sponsor’s designated website. Only on-line entries accepted or permitted.

    To enter via Website: Entrants may enter through Sponsor’s promotional website by visiting https://www.gogortons.com/sweeps (the “Website”) and filling out every required field in the entry form. Once the Entrant has successfully entered the Sweepstakes, they will receive on-screen notification confirming that the entry has been received. All requested information on the entry form at the Website must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win.

    Limit: One (1) entry per Entrant per 24 hour period, with each 24 hour period beginning at the time the applicable entry is submitted (e.g. if Entrant makes an entry at 1:00 p.m. on day 3 of the Sweepstakes, Entrant may not enter another entry until 1:01 p.m. on day 4 of the Sweepstakes). Incomplete entries will not be considered.  Duplicate entries by the same person will NOT be accepted.  Limit: one (1) Prize per person.  Once an entrant has become eligible for a prize, that entrant’s entry will be withdrawn from future drawings. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  All entries are subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at http://gortons.com/privacy_policy.htm. Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

  6. Use of Entrant’s Information Provided: Entrants are providing information to Sponsor.  Sponsor uses third parties to help administer this Sweepstakes.  Such third parties will have access to entrant’s personal information to help administer this Sweepstakes. By entering, you accept all Sweepstakes rules. All entries, and all legal rights and interests in them, including the rights of copyright, become the exclusive property of Sponsor, who reserves the right to edit, adapt, copyright, publish, transfer and use any or all of them in all media worldwide, including the Internet, without compensation to you or any third party and will not be acknowledged or returned, or any portion thereof.  By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to the release of any entry information, including but not limited to your first name, last name, location, and any such information may be posted and publicly available on the Website or used for publicity purposed, where permitted by law.

  7. Sweepstakes Prizes: The following prizes will be awarded during the Sweepstakes Term:

    One (1) Grand Prize Travel Package (“Grand Prize”): Grand Prize consists of a travel package (“Travel Package”) for two (2) persons to one of three possible destination packages (to be selected by Winner): (i) trip to New York, NY; (ii) trip to Napa, California; or (iii) an Alaskan Cruise. Travel Package includes: (i) round trip economy class airfare for two (2) passengers (maximum USD $1,000 per traveler, depending on airfare obtained); (ii) lodging/cabin for two (2) guests in one (1) guest room/cabin for 5-7 consecutive nights (maximum USD $3,500, depending on rate obtained); (iii) economy/mid-size rental car for duration of stay or ground transportation during the duration of the package (maximum $500.00 for 5-7 day rental (depending on rental rate obtained) or maximum $500.00 towards ground tramsportation); and (iv) spending money, tickets and passes to activities totaling $4,000 dollars. Meals, telephone calls, tips and other incidentals and costs associated with flights and hotel occupancy are not included and are the responsibility of Grand Prize Winner. Please note: A valid credit card is required for hotel check-in as an incidentals guarantee. Travel Package must be booked within 90 days of notification. Grand Prize Winner can defer Travel Package for USD $10,000.00 cash prize in lieu of Travel Package within 90 days. The Grand Prize Winner who elects to travel will not receive cash or any other form of compensation if actual trip costs are less than the estimate made in these Official Rules. Travel dates are subject to availability, blackout periods and restrictions. Once travel arrangements are made, no changes will be permitted. All travel must be from the major airport nearest to the winner's U.S. residence (as determined solely by Sponsor) and the winner will be responsible for any travel to and from that airport. Winner and travel companions must travel on the same itinerary. Winner and traveling companions will be responsible for securing passports, photo I.D. or other travel documents required for travel. Scheduling of accommodations is subject to availability. The Grand Prize is subject to seat and hotel/cabin availability, as well as Sponsor’s terms and conditions generally applicable thereto. Additional Grand Prize award details and travel information to be provided to Grand Prize Winner at the time of Grand Prize notification. Grand Prize Winner and his/her guests are solely responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and those set forth by the airline carrier selected, as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. Lost, stolen or damaged airline tickets will not be replaced or exchanged. Elements of the Grand Prize Travel Package (including, without limitation, airfare, lodging and car rental) may not be used towards miles or other loyalty programs. Sponsor may satisfy its prize delivery obligations through delivery of gift certificates or vouchers for the Travel Package components. All vouchers and/or gift certificates are subject to any and all restrictions stated thereon. Verifiable total retail value of the Travel Package is USD $10,000.00. The Grand Prize may be redeemed for cash. As stated, above, actual retail value may vary based on currency fluctuation and timing of trip. Any difference between that verifiable retail value and the actual costs of the prize will not be awarded. All details related to the Grand Prize not specified herein shall be solely determined by Sponsor. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any and all Federal, state and local taxes and fees assessed as a result of the prize and for all travel costs and charges not included in the Travel Package or exceeding applicable limitations, including, but not limited to, non-covered meals, incidentals, tips, telephone calls, travel fees, surcharges, and any other travel-related costs. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until completed form W-9 is received.

    Thirty-three (33) Weekly Prizes (“Weekly Prizes”): Thirty-three (33) Weekly Prizes will be awarded with three (3) Weekly Prize Winners selected during each week of the Sweepstakes Term. The final week’s drawings will include all Entries submitted during the four (4) days prior to the expiration of the Sweepstakes Term. The Weekly Prize and Estimated Retail Value of each Weekly Prize are broken down as follows:

  8. Week 1: Gas Card (3 gas cards awarded (ERV $150 each))

    Week 2: Gas Card (3 gas cards awarded (ERV $150 each))

    Week 3: Gas Card (3 gas cards awarded (ERV $150 each))

    Week 4: Gas Card (2 gas cards awarded (ERV $150 each) / 1 Visa gift card (ERV $150 each))

    Week 5: Visa Gift Card (3 Visa gift cards awarded (ERV $150 each))

    Week 6: Visa Gift Card (3 Visa gift cards awarded (ERV $150 each))

    Week 7: Visa Gift Card (3 Visa gift cards awarded (ERV $150))

    Week 8: Canon PowerShot ELPH Digital Camera (3 Canon PowerShot ELPH Digital Cameras awarded (ERV $120 each))

    Week 9: Canon PowerShot ELPH Digital Camera (3 Canon PowerShot ELPH Digital Cameras awarded (ERV $120 each))

    Week 10: Canon PowerShot ELPH Digital Camera (3 Canon PowerShot ELPH Digital Cameras awarded (ERV $120 each))

    Week 11: Canon PowerShot ELPH Digital Camera (1 Canon PowerShot ELPH Digital Camera awarded (ERV $120 each) Hotels.com gift card (2 Hotels.com gift cards awarded (ERV $200 each))

    Total Retail Value of all Weekly Prizes: $4,750.00.

    Seventy-four (74) Daily Prizes (each a “Daily Prize”): Each Daily Prize includes one (1) Gorton’s VIP product coupon. Total Retail of each Daily Prize: $6.00; Total Retail Value of all Daily Prizes: $444.00.

  9. Prize Value: Total Retail Value of all Prizes: $15,194.00. Each Prize includes the shipment and delivery of the Prize to the Winner.  Sponsor will ship the Prize to each Winner within 4-6 weeks after Sponsor confirms such potential Winner’s eligibility, the potential Winner accepts the Prize and Sponsor receives the signed affidavit/release (if required, as described below).

  10. Winner Selection: An entrant may only win one Go Gorton’s Prize during the Sweepstakes Term. A Go Gorton’s Prize can be either: one (1) Grand Prize, one (1) Weekly Prize or one (1) Daily Prize during the Sweepstakes Period.

    Grand Prize Winner: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected to receive the Grand Prize via one (1) random drawing to take place on or about March 25, 2016. The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from all eligible entries received by authorized personnel of Sponsor, to exclude those entries already eligible for a Prize.

    Weekly Prize Winners: Thirty-three (33) Weekly Prize Winners will be selected from one of eleven random drawings to take place on or about 1/19/2016, 1/26/2016, 2/2/2016, 2/9/2016, 2/16/2016, 2/23/2016,, 3/1/2016, 3/8/2016, 3/15/2016, 3/22/2016, and 3/25/2016. Each Weekly Prize Winner will be selected from all eligible entries received by Sponsor and will be chosen at random by authorized personnel of Sponsor, to exclude those entries already eligible for a Prize.

    Daily Prize Winners: Seventy-four (74) Daily Prize winners will be selected via 35 random drawings to take place at approximately 4:00 p.m. EST on each day of the Sweepstakes Term. Winner will be selected from all eligible entries received and will be chosen at random by authorized personnel of Sponsor, to exclude those entries already eligible for a Prize.

    All decisions are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning are dependent upon number of entries received as of the date of each drawing, excluding those entries already eligible for a prize. Potential winners will be selected by a random draw from among all eligible entries received as of the date of each drawing. The potential winners will be notified by e-mail. If the potential winner fails to respond within the timeline stated in the notification email, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, he/she will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected. Delivery of the prize requires a complete street address (P.O. boxes are not accepted), which may be requested by the Sponsor.  Prizes will be mailed out within 4-6 weeks of the end of the Sweepstakes Period.

  11. Prize Selection:  On or about the dates for winner selection set forth in Section 9, above, Sponsor will select the winners (each, a potential “Winner”) in a random drawing of all eligible entries received by Sponsor which (i) comply with these rules, and (ii) are received by Sponsor during the required timeframe within the Sweepstakes Term.  Sponsor will select multiple entries at the time of the drawing in the event that Sponsor needs to award a prize to an alternate winner.  The first qualifying selected entries will be the potential Winners.  If necessary, a potential alternate winner will be named based on the order in which the remaining entries were selected in the drawing (each, a potential “Alternate Winner”). Each potential Winner will be notified via the email or phone (if submitted) under which the entry was made.  Each potential Winner has two (2) business days to respond. Each potential Winner must provide Sponsor with his/her mailing address after meeting all other eligibility criteria.  If the potential Winner does not respond within one (1) business day from the time when a reply is sent, is ineligible, does not accept the prize, or does not provide a mailing address, the prize will be forfeited and a potential Alternate Winner will be selected.  Odds of winning a Prize are affected by the number of eligible entries received by Sponsor during the applicable timeframe within the Sweepstakes Term.

  12. Prize Restrictions:  Prizes consist of the items specifically listed in these rules only.  Prizes do not include any other items, taxes or expenses.  Prize components to be selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Each Prize is subject to availability and is subject to restrictions attributable to each prize component.  There is no substitution or cash equivalent of any Daily Prize except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion due to unavailability of the Daily Prize for any reason and only then for a prize of equal or greater value. Sponsor is responsible only for Prize delivery. No Prize is transferable or assignable to another party.

  13. Taxes:  Each Winner is solely responsible for all applicable taxes associated with receipt of the Prize.

  14. Winner Restrictions:  Each potential Winner will be contacted via email and/or telephone to the email address or phone number under which the entry was made. If a potential Winner is unable to be contacted in this manner, or if a potential Winner does not respond for any reason, the Prize will be forfeited.  If for any reason a potential Winner is ineligible, does not provide a valid email address or phone number, or does not accept the Prize, no cash or other compensation will be paid, and the prize will be forfeited.  Additionally, if a potential Winner is unable to comply with these rules and regulations, the prize will be forfeited.  In the event a Winner rejects any portion of a Prize, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to declare the prize forfeited or award the rejected portion of the Prize to an Alternate Winner.  If a Prize is forfeited, Sponsor will award the Prize to a potential Alternate Winner. The potential Alternate Winner will be notified in the same manner described above. Sponsor is not responsible for potential Winner limitations that prevent acceptance or use of a Prize.  Failure to execute and return any required documents within two (2) business days of receipt may subject such potential Winner to disqualification and, in such case, a potential Alternate Winner will be selected.  Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify a potential Winner.


    Each Winner agrees to use of his or her name, likeness, photograph, biographical information, personal information and/or Prize information by Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium, whether now known or hereafter developed, throughout the world and in perpetuity, without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law.  Nothing shall obligate Sponsor to so use or engage in any of the above advertising or promotion.

  15. General:  By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant warrants that, (a) the entrant has read, understood and followed these Go Gorton’s Official Sweepstakes Rules; (b) the entrant agrees to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor; and (c) the entrant is eligible under these Sweepstakes Rules.  Each potential Winner and his/her entry may be subject to verification and investigation before being awarded any prizes.  In the event not enough eligible entries are received by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes Term, or if Prizes are not accepted, Sponsor is not responsible to award more Prizes than eligible entries in Sponsor’s pool at the end of the Sweepstakes Term or Prizes accepted.  This Sweepstakes shall be governed by Massachusetts law.  By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action and Massachusetts courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes and that venue shall be only in Gloucester, Massachusetts, or Boston, Massachusetts, where applicable; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event shall there be a claim or award of attorneys’ fees or costs; and (c) under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE FOREGOING MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE TO EACH ENTRANT AND/OR WINNER. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who submitted a winning entry, the authorized account holder of the email associated with that entry will be deemed the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is deemed the natural person who is assigned the email account by the account provider.  Said owner must comply with these Official Rules, be the person who completed the act of entering, and, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, may be required to provide proof of ownership of the email account.

  16. Limitation of Liability:  Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to any printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes materials, or for any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of entries in the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor has no liability or responsibility for entrant’s participation in or attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or ability or inability to upload or download any information in connection with the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor is not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or losses of any kind which may be sustained to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer equipment, smart phone or mobile device resulting from participation or attempted participation in the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any incomplete, misdirected, late, or lost entries, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, garbled or corrupted data transmitted, unavailability or inaccessibility of the Website, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or entry data, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic or Internet connectivity or other online or telephone network communication problems, errors or limitations of any Internet or telephone service providers, servers, hosts or other providers, failure of any online transmissions to be sent or received, or traffic congestion on the Internet or the Website.  If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.  In the event that proper administration of the Sweepstakes is prevented by such causes as contemplated above, Sponsor will pick the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries that comply with these rules which are received by Sponsor and which remain posted prior to such action.


    Entrants agree that Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, prize suppliers, participating retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any prize retailers or manufacturers, and their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, suppliers, printers, distributors, and the respective officers, managers, members, directors, employees, representatives and agents of each and any other person or entity related in any way to this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any and all liability, including but not limited to any death, injury, loss or damage of any kind, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the Prize, participation or attempted participation in this Sweepstakes, or while traveling to, preparing for or participating in any prize-related activity.  The Sweepstakes Entities expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property in connection with the entry into this Sweepstakes and/or the delivery and/or subsequent use of the prize, or any portion thereof, awarded. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of any of the Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.  CAUTION: ANY DELIBERATE ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY OF THE 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 PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  17. Winners List:  For the names of the winners of the Sweepstakes prizes, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Gorton’s Seafood Prize Center, C/O Rinck Advertising, 2 Great Falls Plaza, 6th Floor, Unit 8, Auburn, Maine 04210. Please indicate the Giveaway as “Go Gorton’s Sweepstakes.” Requests must be received within ninety (90) days after the end of the Sweepstakes Term.  Vermont residents may omit return postage.

  18. Administration: Sponsor reserves the right to administer this Sweepstakes in its sole discretion in compliance with all applicable laws.

    Copyright© 2016 Gorton’s Inc..  All rights reserved. Gorton’s and the associated logo(s) are registered trademarks of Gorton’s Inc..  Any other trademarks in this Sweepstakes and these Official Rules are used for prize identification purposes ONLY and are the properties of their respective owners.