Best Small Business Promotion Terms & Conditions

  1. ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win Rubicon’s Best Small Business Promotion (the “Contest”). Participating businesses (“Contestants”) shall enter by submitting a description of two hundred and fifty-five (255) characters or less describing why they are the “Best Small Business in America” via a form located on Rubicon’s website. Contestants must also provide all of the required contact and identifying information at the time of entry. In order to qualify for entry, submissions must be received between September 17, 2018 and October 11, 2018. Attempts to enter the Contest other than through the form provided on Rubicon’s website will not qualify for entry.
  1. ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to businesses in the continental United States who (1) control their waste removal contract; (2) have no more than 200 employees; and (3) at least one physical storefront, no more than 10, to service potential customers. Businesses that lack a physical storefront, including but not limited to online only businesses and businesses run out of a home, are not eligible to enter the Contest. Each Contestant business is limited to a single entry per company. A contest business that qualified as a finalist in the 2017 competition will not be eligible for 2018 judging. Waste Management, Republic Services, and Waste Connections, along with each of their parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, are not eligible to participate and/or enter the Contest. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the Contest is void may participate but may not win any prizes.
  1. WINNER SELECTION: A representative from MindBody, Toast and Rubicon will serve as the judging panel. Selecting ten (10) Contestants (the “Finalists”) whose narrative description makes them, in the sole discretion of the Rubicon judges, the most worthy candidates to be the “Best Small Business in America.” Contest winners will be selected from the Finalists via a poll that will go live on November 5, 2018, and will continue to run through November 19, 2018. Consumers will utilize the poll to cast their vote for the “Best Small Business in America” based on the content of the Finalists’ narrative description, which will be posted on the Rubicon Blog contemporaneously with the start of the poll.
  1. PRIZES: There will only be one winner chosen from the Finalists. The winner will be selected from the Finalists based on the voting in the poll. First, The winner will be decided based on which Contestant receives the most votes in the poll. The winner will receive a check in the amount of $10,000. Prizes are not transferable.
  1. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be contacted via the email address provided at the time of entry on or about November 20, 2018. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize. If a winner fails to respond within that time frame, they have waived any claim to the right of the prize and new winners will be selected based on the vote totals from the poll.
  1. USE OF CONTEST INFORMATION:  Rubicon reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including the business names of Contestants and descriptions submitted, Contestant contact information, and Contestant social media posts, for marketing and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.
  1. NOT ENDORSED BY FACEBOOK: By participating in the Contest, you acknowledge that the Contest is not in any way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating in this Contest, you agree to release Facebook from any and all liability arising from or related to the Contest.
  1. CONDUCT: All Contestants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Subject to applicable laws, Rubicon, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any Contestant for any reason.
  1. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Rubicon is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected post, or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. Contestants further agree to release Rubicon from any liability resulting from, or related to participation in the Contest.
  1. GENERAL: Rubicon may in its absolute discretion modify, amend, cancel or suspend these terms and conditions and/or the Contest, at any time if it deems it necessary or if circumstances arise beyond its control. No liability shall attach to Rubicon as a result thereof.