Official Rules for the BoxLunch Ratings and Reviews Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”)

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning.

ALL ENTRANTS (OR THEIR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN, IF AN ELIGIBLE MINOR) AGREE TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND SHALL BE IN THE ENTRANT’S (OR ELIGIBLE MINOR’S PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN’S) INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED. DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO HAVE ANY CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARBITRATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.


  1. Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico (excluding all other United States possessions and territories) who reach the age of 16 or older as of February 1, 2022. Employees of Hot Topic, Inc. d/b/a BoxLunch ("Sponsor") and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and agencies, as well as immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited.

  2. Entry Period. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time on February 1, 2022, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on January 31, 2023 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

  3. How to Enter. During the Entry Period, entrants must write a review on one (1) or more of BoxLunch’s products online, which must include a picture or video of the reviewed product submitted along with the review. Entrants must fill out all required information in the review to be considered a valid entry. Entrants must select “Yes” to the following question prompt in the review to be considered a valid entry: “Select ‘Yes’ if you would like to enter our sweepstakes for your review.” Reviews must contain fifty (50) characters or more to qualify as a valid entry. Any pictures or videos submitted with a review must be a clear quality image/video, must focus on the reviewed product, cannot mention any other retailer, must be original (i.e., cannot be a screenshot of the image webpage), and must be appropriate. Reviews are subject to user content rules referenced in BoxLunch’s Terms of Use. All eligible reviews submitted during the Entry Period will receive one (1) automatic entry to the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per item reviewed. One (1) winner will be selected every month on or around the Drawing Dates (as defined below) from eligible entries received during the preceding month. You may only win once during the Sweepstakes. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses or identities in an attempt to circumvent the Official Rules. Entries that are late, illegible, incomplete, unreadable, damaged, destroyed, delayed, lost, tampered with, incomprehensible, forged, mutilated, misdirected, inaccurate, unintelligible, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules and BoxLunch’s Terms of Use will be disqualified. All entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated/repetitive electronic means (except as permitted in these Official Rules) will be disqualified and ineligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for late, incomplete, or misdirected online entries, computer problems, internet service provider malfunctions or errors, or any internet communication malfunction or error of any kind. By participating in this Sweepstakes, participants elect to share contact information with Sponsor.

  4. Drawing. On or about March 1, 2022; April 1, 2022; May 1, 2022; June 1, 2022; July 1 2022; August 1, 2022; September 1, 2022; October 1, 2022; November 1 2022; December 1, 2022; January 1, 2023; and February 1, 2023 (each a “Drawing Date” and collectively, the "Drawing Dates"), Sponsor will select one (1) grand prize winner in a random drawing of all eligible entries submitted and received for the preceding month only, totaling twelve (12) grand prize winners. The odds of being selected depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the applicable month. Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner(s) within three (3) business days of the Drawing Date through the email associated with the entered review. A winner must claim the prize within five (5) business days of the prize notification or an alternate winner may be selected. If a winner is a minor in its jurisdiction, then a parent or legal guardian must claim the prize. If the prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, the winner will be disqualified. The winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed in these Official Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, you (or your parent or legal guardian, if you are a minor in your jurisdiction of primary residence, on their and your behalf) agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The decisions of the Sponsor in all matters regarding the Sweepstakes are final and binding.

  5. Potential Winner Requirements. Except where prohibited, a potential winner (or a potential minor winner’s parent or legal guardian) must complete and return a declaration of eligibility and a liability and publicity release within five (5) business days of prize notification. If a potential winner fails to sign and return these documents within the required time period, it will result in forfeiture of the prize and Sponsor shall have the option to award the prize to an alternate winner in a random drawing of all remaining entries received. A potential winner will be required to provide a valid driver's license or other valid government issued photo identification card to confirm eligibility. If a winner is a minor, such potential minor winner must provide his or her parent or legal guardian's valid driver's license, or other valid government issued photo identification card. The age of majority varies by state. If any winner is deemed to be ineligible, does not comply with these Official Rules, or cannot accept a prize as stated, the prize will be deemed forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. Only one (1) potential alternate winner for each prize may be contacted.

  6. Prizes. The following prizes will be awarded: twelve (12) grand prize winners will each receive a $100.00 USD BoxLunch e-gift card (ARV $100.00 USD). The total Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of all prizes equals $1,200.00 USD. Limit one (1) prize per family or household. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A prize may not be transferred prior to award and must be accepted as awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Prizes may not be transferred, redeemed for cash, or substituted by a winner. The prize will be sent to the email address used to enter.

  7. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  8. General Conditions. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes; or (b) award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and seek damages from any individual who tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes, violates these Official Rules, or acts in a disruptive or unsportsmanlike manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail or email shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the owner. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. These Official Rules will prevail and control over all shortened versions of these Official Rules found elsewhere.

  9. Release and Limitations of Liability. By entering, you (or your parent or legal guardian, if an eligible minor) agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and all of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any claim, cause of action, costs, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors that may affect the Sweepstakes; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property. You further agree that in any cause of action, in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys’ fees or other legal costs. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. In the event more winner notifications are issued, or more winning prize claims are received, than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules due to computer, printing, human, or other error or problem, a random drawing will take place from among all eligible prize claims for the prize(s) at issue (or from among all persons so notified) to award the proper number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant's sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. No more than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules will be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, or suspend this Sweepstakes (or any portion of the Sweepstakes) should an error or virus, bug, computer problem, or other cause or problem corrupt or inhibit the administration, security, or proper operation of the Sweepstakes and, in such situation, to select a winner from among the remaining eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to and/or after the action taken or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. In the event that Sweepstakes is modified, cancelled, or suspended, notification of such event will be posted at www.BoxLunch.com. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process, the operation of the Sweepstakes, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, and may prosecute such individuals to the full extent of the law. Sponsor shall have the right to interpret and apply these Official Rules to individual circumstances in its reasonable discretion.

  10. Privacy and Publicity. Any information you submit as part of the Sweepstakes will used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes your consent to Sponsor’s use of your name, likeness, voice, opinions, review submission, photographs, biographical information, and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

  11. Disputes. As a condition of entering, entrants (or their parent or legal guardian, if an eligible minor) agree: (a) to release the Released Parties from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to participating in the Sweepstakes or the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of the Prize or any travel related thereto. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration in a location determined by a single arbitrator as set forth herein (provided that such location is reasonably convenient for the claimant), or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by the parties, in accordance with the procedural rules for commercial disputes set forth in the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) located at www.adr.org. The judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator shall be selected pursuant to the AAA Rules and Procedures. The arbitrator shall apply the laws of the State of California consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law. In the event that the claimant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of the claimant’s filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. If any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable, or illegal (other than that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis), or otherwise conflicts with the rules and procedures established by AAA, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal, or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, the portion that is deemed invalid, unenforceable, or illegal is that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither claimant nor Sponsor shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. Upon filing a demand for arbitration, all parties to such arbitration shall have the right of discovery, which discovery shall be completed within sixty (60) days after the demand for arbitration is made, unless further extended by mutual agreement of the parties. The prevailing party shall be entitled to an award by the arbitrator of reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs reasonably incurred in connection with the arbitration.

  12. Winner’s List. To request the names of all prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to BoxLunch, Attention: Marketing Department, 18305 E. San Jose Ave., City of Industry, California 91748. Requests must be received by February 1, 2024.

  13. Sponsor. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Hot Topic, Inc. d/b/a BoxLunch, 18305 E. San Jose Ave., City of Industry, California 91748.