Papa John's - Papa Dough Sweepstakes Official Rules



The Papa John’s – Papa Dough Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. No purchase necessary to enter or win. By participating in the Promotion, participant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion and shall govern over any other communications. Employees of Papa John’s National Marketing Fund, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Current Lifestyle Marketing, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate family (spouse and parent, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.


Promotion begins at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Monday, December 17, 2018 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 6, 2019 (“Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s clock is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.


During the Promotion Period, there are two (2) ways to enter; 1) Make a $5 minimum purchase, with your Papa Rewards Account: Use or the Papa John’s app to sign up or login into your existing Papa Rewards account. Then, create and submit a Papa John’s order with a minimum $5.00 purchase amount and submit to receive one (1) entry (“Entry”). In-store purchases are also eligible by providing the store associate with the phone number associated with your Papa Rewards account. Order entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 6, 2019 to be eligible. There is no cost associated with creating and maintaining a Papa Rewards account. Standard data rates on your mobile phone may apply if entering using your mobile phone. See your wireless service provider for pricing plan details. OR 2) Mail-in: To receive one (1) entry without making a Papa John’s online order, on a 3" x 5" piece of paper, hand-print your name, complete address, daytime and evening telephone numbers (area code included), and date of birth, and mail entry in a properly stamped #10 envelope to: Papa John’s – Papa Dough Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 99900, Louisville, KY 40269-9990. Entries must be postmarked by January 6, 2019 and received by January 9, 2019 to be eligible.


Entrants assume all risk of late, misdirected, incomplete, or incorrect or mistaken entries. Entrants agree that personal data submitted with an entry may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used by Sponsor and its affiliates for the purposes of conducting and administering the Promotion. By entering, entrants further grant Sponsor the irrevocable right and permission to use, separately or together, their name, email address and ZIP Code, statements, photograph, likeness and/or biographical information, in whole or in part, on the internet and in all media now known or hereinafter developed, in perpetuity throughout the world, for all purposes, including advertising and promotional purposes related to the Promotion. Entrants agree that the rights granted to Sponsor in these Official Rules are without compensation or attribution of any kind.


Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about January 14, 2019 from among all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period.


Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Promotion. Potential winner will be notified via phone, email and/or mail and will be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Sponsor, which must be returned within five (5) business days of date appearing on prize notification. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, winner declining the prize for any reason prior to award, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period, or noncompliance with these Official Rules by potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. In the event a winner is at least 18, but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.


Winner will receive a Golden Pepperoncini and a year's worth of Papa John's pizza (twelve (12) months), awarded in the form of Papa Dough deposited each week (12 in Papa Dough per week for a total of 624 in Papa Dough for the year) directly into the winner’s Papa Rewards account. Taxes will also be paid for by the Sponsor. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize package $11,351.


Winner will receive a year's worth of Papa John’s pizza (twelve (12) months), awarded in the form of Papa Dough deposited each week (12 in Papa Dough per week for a total of 624 in Papa Dough per week for the year) directly into the winner’s Papa Rewards account. Taxes will also be paid for by the Sponsor. ARV of First Prize package $624.


Each winner will receive 250 in Papa Dough which may be redeemed for menu item(s) online at, via the Papa John’s app or at participating Papa John’s locations. ARV of each Second Prize: $250.


Each winner will receive 100 in Papa Dough which may be redeemed for menu item(s) online at, via the Papa John’s app or at participating Papa John’s locations. ARV of each Third Prize: $100.


Each winner will receive 50 in Papa Dough which may be redeemed for menu item(s) online at, via the Papa John’s app or at participating Papa John’s locations. ARV of each Fourth Prize: $50.


Each winner will receive 15 in Papa Dough which may be redeemed for menu item(s) online at, via the Papa John’s app or at participating Papa John’s locations. ARV of each Fifth Prize: $15.

Valid only in the U.S.A. and are void where prohibited. Papa Dough has no cash value. Papa Dough awarded to the Grand Prize and First Prize winners will expire after 12 months. For Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth prize winners, Papa Dough will expire after six months from the date it was awarded.

All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. No prize substitutions or transfers will be allowed, except in Sponsor’s discretion; Sponsor may award a substitute prize of comparable or greater value. Prizes will be awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, offered by Sponsor. All federal, state and local taxes and all other costs associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winners. Total ARV of all prizes awarded $33,170.


By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Promotion; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Current Lifestyle Marketing and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or any Promotion-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize; and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph, image, entry, and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use. By participating, entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Promotion without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.


Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, illegible, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Entries or photos, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of Entries, photos, the announcement of the prize, or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, posts, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion (or portion thereof) and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.


Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Promotion, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held in Louisville, Kentucky; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.


All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Kentucky.


For the names of the winners (available after January 18, 2019) send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by February 18, 2019 to: Papa John’s – Papa Dough Sweepstakes Winners, c/o Current Lifestyle Marketing, 875 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 2700, Chicago, IL 60611.


Papa John’s National Marketing Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 99900, Louisville, KY 40269-9990.