Official Rules 2021


2. Eligibility/Participation: Gifford’s Fall Kickoff Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal U.S. residents currently residing in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, as of the date of their participation and entry. Employees, directors and officers of Gifford’s (“Sponsor”),New England Patriots LLC, and any of their respective affiliates, franchisees, parents, subsidiary companies, and advertising and Sweepstakes agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”), and members of the immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or those living in the same household, of any of the foregoing are not eligible. Void outside the states listed above and where prohibited, or otherwise restricted by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree that: (1) you have read and understand the Official Rules; (2) you meet the Sweepstakes eligibility requirements as explained in the Official Rules; (3) you accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, to Sponsor’s Conditions of Use, Legal Notices and Privacy Policy as published at; and (4) you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions shall be final and binding in all respects.

3. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on 9/12/2021 and ends at 11:59:59 pm ET on 9/17/2021 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). 

4. How To Enter: A Facebook or Instagram account is required for this method of entry. If you don’t already have a Facebook or Instagram account, visit or to create one. Please note that you must comply with the Facebook and Instagram terms and conditions and privacy policy in order to create such an account. It is free to create an account. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person per entry method, throughout the entire Sweepstakes Period. All entries must be in compliance with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Submission Guidelines (“Submission Guidelines”) detailed below. 

During the Sweepstakes Period, visit the Gifford’s Facebook page ( or Instagram page ( Once at the page (the “Promotion Sites”) during the Sweepstakes Period, you must comment on the applicable Sweepstakes Post and comment with the name of a Patriots alum you’d most like to share a cone with and must include the hashtags #DoughYourJob (hereinafter, an “Entry”). Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of delivery or entry during the Sweepstakes Period.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or account.  Incomplete entries, entries by script, macro or other automated means, or entries that do not fully comply with these Official Rules, including without limitation, the Submission Guidelines, or which subvert the entry process, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will not be eligible.  All entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible.  The computer clock is the official timekeeping device.

There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person, per entry method, throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Submission of multiple Entries by or on behalf of the same person may result in ineligibility with respect to all Entries for such person. No incomplete Entries will be accepted. Entries must be in English. Entries that contain content that, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, is not suitable or appropriate or is deemed lewd may be disqualified. Entry material that violates or infringes upon another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, trademark or copyright infringement), without permission will also be disqualified. All Entries, if appropriate and eligible, will remain in the feed for all to see. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant, the relevant Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized Facebook or Instagram account holder of the Facebook or Instagram account used to enter. Any attempt by a participant to obtain more than one Entry, by using multiple/different e-mail addresses or Facebook or Instagram accounts, identities, or any other online methods, may void all of such participant’s Entries. Entrants and winner acknowledge and agree that their Entries become the property of the Sponsor, which thereby has the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote and otherwise use Entries (or excerpts of Entries) in any way it sees fit.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor, and not to Facebook. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant will be subject to the Facebook Terms and Conditions ( and Privacy Policy ( Please read these terms and policies before entering.

5. Random Drawing/Winner Determination/Prize/Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): On or about one (1) business day after the Sweepstakes Period has ended, Gifford’s or their designate shall perform a prize drawing, from among all entries, in order to select one (1) potential Prize (“Prize”) winner. Once confirmed, as detailed below, the Prize winners will receive four (4) tickets to the New England Patriots vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers game at Gillette Stadium on October 3, 2021 (ARV $600) and one (1) Gifford’s and Patriots Swag Bag that includes: a) one (1) Patriots Jersey (ARV $200); b) Coupons for a three months’ supply of Gifford’s Ice Cream (ARV $45); and c) four (4) Patriots Winter Hats (ARV $100). The total ARV of the Prize Winner’s Prize is nine hundred and forty five dollars ($945). In the event there are not enough eligible Entries to award all applicable Prizes, Sponsor retains the right only to award as many Prizes as there are eligible Entries. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning a Prize are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. There is a limit of one (1) Prize per person, throughout the Sweepstakes Period.  In no event will Sponsor be responsible for awarding more than the stated number of Prizes herein. Prize conditions may be added or modified by companies providing those portions of the Prize. The Prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive. Tickets to a New England Patriots regular season home game are subject to the standard Gillette Stadium ticket terms and conditions.  No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for any Prize, in whole or in part, will be permitted, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion due to Prize unavailability for any reason, and only then for a prize of greater or equal value determined by Sponsor shall be allowed. Prize is subject to all applicable taxes. The Prize winner must complete and submit an IRS form W-9 completely in order to receive their prize. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with the prize (including but not limited to parking, transportation and accommodations) or the acceptance and use of any element of the prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the winner. All federal, state, and local taxes on the prize are winner’s responsibility. The Prize winner will agree to fill out a form W-9 completely, be sure to include name, address, & social security number and will be issued, by the Sponsor, a 1099 tax form for the amount of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.

6. Prize Winner Notification/Verification: The potential Prize winners must comply with these Official Rules as published in order to be confirmed as the official winner and accept the prize. On or about one (1) business day after the random drawing, Sponsor will notify the potential Prize winner direct message on Facebook or Instagram. Upon notification or notification attempt, the potential Prize winner will be required to respond to such notification as provided, accepting the prize and providing his/her physical and/or email address (as requested), for prize delivery purposes, within twenty-four (24) hours of such notification or notification attempt, or the Prize will be forfeited, and an alternate potential Prize winner will be selected/determined as outlined above. Sponsor will attempt to contact the potential prize winner two (2) times during the twenty-four (24) hour period. If in any instance, notification attempt(s) for the potential Prize winner fail for any reason, or if the potential Prize winner is found to have not complied with these Official Rules or instructions upon notification, such Prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential Prize winner will be selected/determined as outlined above. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use the name, account information, email, or actual or simulated likeness, biographical information, city, state, opinions, and prize information of the prize winner in connection with the Sweepstakes and the marketing thereof (including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes), in perpetuity, throughout the universe, in all media, without additional compensations, unless prohibited by law. Further, the Prize winner hereby indemnifies the Released Parties from any claims, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) (however named or described, whether alleged or actual), with respect to, arising out of or relating to: (a) the entrant’s participation in the Contest, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death and/or property damage, as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation and/or invasion of privacy; (b) the delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of, misuse of, or inability to use any prize (including any type or manner of costs or damages), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty, or any other theory; or (c) from the Prize winner’s breach of these Official Rules.

7. General Terms/Limitation of Liability: Noncompliance with any of these Official Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late, lost, jumbled, incorrect, or inaccurate Entries, whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or other services, providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website including, without limitation, any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error(s) in administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the selection/announcement of the Prize winner. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted where Sponsor deems fit and the prize will be awarded as outlined above from those Entries (explained above) and Eligible Entries (as may be applicable) received up until the time of termination. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated Entries are permitted. Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they suspect or find: (i) to have used a software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online entry mechanic; (ii) to have tampered with the participation process or the operation of this Sweepstakes; (iii) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; (iv) to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (v) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR APPLICATION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION 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 INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Participants agree that the Released Parties: (a) shall not be responsible or liable for, and hereby release the Released Parties from, any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use/misuse or inability to use the Prize; and (b) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to a prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The Released Parties shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to: (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors; (2) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Released Parties; or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Released Parties. Failure of Sponsor to enforce any provision herein shall not be deemed a waiver of such. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY PARTICIPANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND PARTICIPANTS HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTICIPANT OR WINNER FOR DAMAGES THAT EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE TO BE AWARDED TO THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. In the event that a court, or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, shall hold any of the provisions of these Official Rules to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in full force and effect. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Contest will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Maine, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws. The forum and venue for any dispute shall be in Maine.

8. Request for the Name of Winner and/or Official Rules:  For the name of the prize winner, available after the Sweepstakes Period has ended, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, which must be received by 10/15/2021, to: Gifford’s HomeMaine Ice Cream, 25 Hathaway Street, Skowhegan, ME, 04976. 

9. Sponsor: Gifford’s HomeMaine Ice Cream, 25 Hathaway Street, Skowhegan, ME, 04976.