OFFICIAL RULES:   Corral Your Pals Sweepstakes




The Corral Your Pals Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) on 1/1/2020 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 12/31/2021 (“Sweepstakes Period”).


This Corral Your Pals Sweepstakes invites you to post a photo of you and your friends / group / team, etc. to social media using the #CorralYourPals hashtag for a chance to win free Golden Corral.

HOW TO ENTER: There is one (1) way to enter the Sweepstakes:

  1. ENTER VIA POSTING TO SOCIAL MEDIA: During the Submission Period, post a photo of your group on any of the three social media platforms where Golden Corral has an official presence (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) and include the #CorralYouPals hashtag in the post copy.

In Entries, all logos and other material that may be protected by trademark, copyright, privacy or other applicable laws or regulations must be covered. All material submitted to Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes shall be referred to herein as the “Entry”, and the person submitting the Entry shall be referred to herein as the “Entrant”. Entrants may enter as often as they wish during the Submission Period, subject to limitations provided elsewhere in these Official Rules, but each Entry must be unique. Entries deemed inappropriate or unsuitable, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified.


PRIZE DESCRIPTION: One (1), $50 Golden Corral® gift card.


One Entrant, selected randomly, will be named a prize winner (as Sponsor decides). The Grand Prize Winner will be notified by e-mail, or on social media once selected.


Correspondence and inquiries concerning the Sweepstakes will not be accepted, acknowledged, or returned.

Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.

Entries may not have been published previously or submitted in any other competition.

Entries cannot violate any federal, state or local law, rule or regulation. In addition, Entries must not violate or infringe upon any third party’s rights, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademarks/trade names/logos, trademark rights, privacy rights (including portrayal in a false light), publicity rights, or other intellectual property rights. Entries cannot contain materials that infringe on the rights of others (including videos, sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, or movies or other media).

Entries must be submitted directly by the Entrant.

Any Entry, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, considered to contain dangerous, harmful or objectionable content, or deemed to be inappropriate for publication, will be deemed ineligible.

Entries cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, or contain nudity.

Entries cannot show or promote cruelty, harm, abuse, acts that appear to cause injury or harm, acts that are illegal or dangerous, or exploitation of anyone or anything, as determined at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Entries cannot promote illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message.

Entries cannot be obscene or offensive, or endorse any form of hate or hate group.

Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products or other people, products or companies.

Entries cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which Sponsor wishes to associate. Entries must be in keeping with the Sponsor’s image, or desired image, or they will be disqualified.

Entries cannot contain trademarks, logos (other than Golden Corral® logos) or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, or identify, advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses, street addresses, or other personal or proprietary materials of any entity or person, living or deceased.

Entrants may not copy or otherwise plagiarize any portion of the Entry from any other source.

Entries will undergo screening to ensure that they meet the guidelines and requirements set forth in these Official Rules. Sponsor has the sole discretion to determine whether an Entry is eligible. In the event Sponsor, at its sole discretion, determines that any Entry contains content that does not comply with these Official Rules or does not otherwise comply with any applicable law, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Entry or, if Sponsor determines, edit the content of the Entry. Any Entry that violates this section or is otherwise objectionable (as determined solely by Sponsor) will not be considered and will be disqualified. Automated, script, macro or robotic Entries will be disqualified.

LICENSE OF RIGHTS: By submitting an Entry, Entrant hereby grants and irrevocably assigns to Sponsor exclusive irrevocable, perpetual, and worldwide right, title and interest in and to the Entry. This includes all rights to reproduce, publish, edit, market, store, adapt, assign, sell, dispose of, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote the Entry or excerpts of the Entry (as such may be edited and modified by the Sponsor at its discretion) in perpetuity, for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes (including posting on Sponsor-affiliated websites, and/or other Sponsor-selected media). Entrant hereby disclaims any rights, including any copyright or any other intellectual property right, in or to the Entry following the assignment contemplated hereby.

CONDITIONS OF AWARD: Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event all or part of a prize becomes unavailable. Prizes are awarded without warranty of any kind from Sponsor, express or implied, without limitation, except where this would be contrary to federal, state, provincial, or local law or regulation. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Submission of an Entry into this Sweepstakes deems that Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes. Return of any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner. Any potential Winner who cannot be contacted within 15 days of the first attempted notification will forfeit his/her prize, and an alternate may be selected. Potential prize Winner(s) may be required to sign and return a Declaration of Eligibility/Liability & Publicity Release within 30 days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. PRIZE RECIPIENT: will be solely responsible for paying all federal, state, and local taxes on prizes; if applicable, Winner may receive an IRS Form 1099 for the retail value of the prize.

Entrants agree that these Official Rules are governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina.

DATA PRIVACY: Please see the privacy policy located at for details of Sponsor’s policy regarding the use of personal information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes.

WARRANTY AND INDEMNITY: Each Entrant certifies that they are the sole and exclusive owner of and rights holder to the submitted Entry, and that they have the right to submit the Entry in the Sweepstakes. Each Entrant agrees not to submit any Entry that (1) infringes any third party’s proprietary, intellectual property, industrial property, personal rights or other rights, including without limitation copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligation; or (2) otherwise violates applicable U.S. law. To the maximum extent permitted by law, each Entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified the Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, agents, directors, officers, employees, and representatives and assigns harmless at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the Entrant and/or a breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, each Entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep indemnified the Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives and assigns harmless at all times from and against any liability, actions, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses for or in respect to which the Sponsor will or may become liable by reason of or related or incidental to any act, default or omission by a participant under these Official Rules including without limitation resulting from or in relation to any breach, non-observance, act or omission whether negligent or otherwise, pursuant to these Official Rules by a Entrant.

DISQUALIFICATION: Any false information provided within the context of the Sweepstakes by any Entrant may result in the disqualification of the Entrant. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any Entry that it believes at its sole and unfettered discretion infringes upon or violates the rights of any third party or otherwise does not comply with these Official Rules.

DISPUTES: This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of North Carolina, without respect to conflict of law doctrines.  As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in North Carolina having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys’ fees, and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased

INTERNET: Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission. Sponsor is not responsible for theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind. Sponsor is not responsible for inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive Entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof, except to the extent that any death or personal injury is caused by the negligence of the Sponsor. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, disruption or termination of the Website for any reason or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to immediately cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible Entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Entry process. Caution: Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any website 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 Entrant to the fullest extent of the law.

If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Golden Corral Corporation, 5151 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612.1


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