To celebrate the Year of the Dog, we're teaming up with Paws University for the #KONAK9 Photo Contest on Instagram. Win prizes for you and your pup just by posting a photo on Instagram. 

HOW TO ENTER

Follow these three steps to be entered to win: 

  1. Post a picture of your favorite dog on Instagram

  2. In the caption of the photo, use the hashtag #KONAK9

  3. Follow both @konacoffeeandtea and @pawsuniversity on Instagram

The contest period is from Friday, February 16th at 12:00 AM HST to Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 12:00 PM HST. Make sure that your Instagram profile is public on Friday, March 16th to be entered to win. 

 

WINNERS & PRIZES

Win awesome prizes for you and your pup.  There will be three winners announced on the afternoon of Friday, March 16th: 

  1.   A randomly selected winner will get:
    • 20 pack of doggie daycare from Paws University (valued at $440)
      When going out of town, Paws University can take care of your pup in Kailua-Kona. You four-legged friend is never left unattended at Paws University. Their staff is trained in dog management, pack behavior, and have breed-specific knowledge. Paws University is a structured environment with segmented outdoor playgrounds. Learn more... 
    • Apparel from Kona Coffee & Tea
      Get the latest gear from our 100% Kona coffee farm to cup operation. May include a t-shirt and hat. 
       
  2.  A winner selected by Paws University will get: 
    • Full Groom Spa Package
      Your pup will be pampered with a bath with shampoo and conditioner, that best fit their needs, gland expression, ear cleaning, a blow dry, brush out, nail trim, and hair cut.
    • $100 Kona Coffee & Tea Gift Card
      Get 30 cups of coffee, or 14 panini sandwiches, or two big bags of whole bean peaberry coffee. Get whatever your heart desires from our café with a $100 Gift Card. 
       
  3.  A winner selected by Kona Coffee & Tea will get:
    • The Paws-Abilities Basic Obedience 6-week Training Program (valued at $160)
      During Paws-Abilities, the focus is on building a trusting relationship between you and your pet that results in the behavior you desire. When your pet is getting what he wants and needs, he is eager to behave in positive ways. Learn more...
    • Handmade Soap Trio
      A local soap maker has formulated three new soaps for us: Latte, Honey, and Coffee Cherry Tea.  The 100% Kona Coffee Latte Soap uses our dark roasted coffee brewed extra strong along with some fine ground coffee, combined with natural, hydrating oils and a local goats milk. The caffeine in the coffee is said to keep the skin taut and even help with cellulite, while the goats milk and the oils will leave the skin soft and silky. You can expect a refreshing coffee scent, perfect for that morning shower. Learn more...

RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS REQUIRED. STANDARD DATA CHARGES MAY APPLY.

1. Eligibility: The Kona Coffee and Tea Company (Kona Coffee and Tea) and Paws University #KONAK9 Giveaway (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old or older (or the age of majority in their state or country of legal residence whichever is older) at the time of entry. Kona Coffee and Tea or Paws University as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, grandparents, siblings, grandchildren and children) and household members (whether related) of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

2. Sponsor: Kona Coffee and Tea and Paws University. Administrator: Kona Coffee and Tea and Paws University.

3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Timing: The Contest begins on Feb 16, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. United States Hawaii Standard Time ("HST") and ends on March 16th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. HT (the "Contest Period”). Please see world clock for time zone information. Entrant is responsible for determining the corresponding time in entrant’s jurisdiction. Please see world clock www.timeanddate.com/worldclock for time zone conversion information. Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.

5. How to Enter: During the Contest Period, Post Guidelines:

  1. Follow Kona Coffee and Tea and Paws University on Facebook
  2. Post a picture of your favorite “KonaK9” on using the hashtag #KonaK9 (anything that is canine (dog) related) on Instagram or Facebook.
  3. Make sure your profile is public, so that your photo can be counted, and the winner will be announced.

Content Restrictions:

● The Post and all other material submitted with the Submission must be in English.

● The Post must be your original work;

● The Post must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;

● The Post must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator, Prize Administrator, or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest;

● The Post must not state brand names or trademarks other than Sponsor’s, which entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate into his/her Post for this Contest;

● The Post must not contain text that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, or libelous;

● The Post and entrant must follow all Instagram’s Terms of Use https://help.instagram.com/47874555...;

● The Post must not contain text that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and

● The Post must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Post is created.

Limit: Each entrant may upload one (1) Submission during the Contest Period. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. In the event of a dispute as to any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder. Released Parties (as defined in Section 10, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed, or misdirected Submissions; all of which will be void.

6. Sponsor's Use of Submissions: Uploading a Submission constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display the Post in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Post.

7. Winner Determination: after the conclusion of each Contest Period, a panel of qualified judges will select from the eligible Posts based upon the following Judging Criteria:

● Creativity (33.3%);

● Quality of Post (33.3%);

● Captures the Spirit of a “KonaK9” (33.4%) and Must Tag a friend in your post.

Subject to the entrants’ compliance with these Official Rules, the entrant whose Post receives highest score will be deemed the potential Grand Prize winner. The two (2) entrants whose Posts received the next highest scores, respectively, are the potential First Prize and Second Prize winners. In the event of a tie for any prize, the entrant whose Post received the highest score for "Captures the Spirit of KonaK9,” as determined by the qualified judges in their sole discretion, will be deemed the applicable potential winner from amongst the tied entrants. Decisions of the Sponsor and judges are final and binding. Sponsor will not disclose judging scores.

8. Winner Requirements: The potential winner will be notified by email or around April 10th. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, does not comply with these Official Rules, or if prize notification or prize itself is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up, if any, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

9. Prizes: There will be three winners announced on the afternoon of Friday, March 16th: 

1.      A randomly selected winner will get:

o   20 pack of doggie daycare from Paws University (valued at $440)
When going out of town, Paws University can take care of your pup in Kailua-Kona. You four-legged friend is never left unattended at Paws University. Their staff is trained in dog management, pack behavior, and have breed-specific knowledge. Paws University is a structured environment with segmented outdoor playgrounds. Learn more... 

o   Apparel from Kona Coffee & Tea
Get the latest gear from our 100% Kona coffee farm to cup operation. May include a t-shirt and hat. 
 

2.     A winner selected by Paws University will get: 

o   Full Groom Spa Package
Your pup will be pampered with a bath with shampoo and conditioner, that best fit their needs, gland expression, ear cleaning, a blow dry, brush out, nail trim, and haircut.

o   $100 Kona Coffee & Tea Gift Card
Get 30 cups of coffee, or 14 panini sandwiches, or two big bags of whole bean peaberry coffee. Get whatever your heart desires from our café with a $100 Gift Card. 
 

3.     A winner selected by Kona Coffee & Tea will get:

o   The Paws-Abilities Basic Obedience 6-week Training Program (valued at $160)
During Paws-Abilities, the focus is on building a trusting relationship between you and your pet that results in the behavior you desire. When your pet is getting what he wants and needs, he is eager to behave in positive ways. Learn more...

o   Handmade Soap Trio
A local soap maker has formulated three new soaps for us: Latte, Honey, and Coffee Cherry Tea.  The 100% Kona Coffee Latte Soap uses our dark roasted coffee brewed extra strong along with some fine ground coffee, combined with natural, hydrating oils and a local goats milk. The caffeine in the coffee is said to keep the skin taut and even help with cellulite, while the goats milk and the oils will leave the skin soft and silky. You can expect a refreshing coffee scent, perfect for that morning shower. Learn more...

For All Prizes: Prizes are non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, non-negotiable, non-refundable and no substitution will be made except as outlined above or provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or a component thereof) for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Limit: One (1) prize per person.

10. Release: By receipt of any prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator, Prize Administrator, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or user misuse of any prize, including any related travel.

11. Publicity acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, photo, Submission, and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law.

12. No Obligation to Use Submission: Each winner accepts and acknowledges that Sponsor shall not be obligated to use the Submission and that Sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the Submission. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. The winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties, and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms.

13. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person fully permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Except as to Australian consumers, all Prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including without limitation any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a purpose). 14. Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (b) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (c) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the Contest; (d) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the uploading, the processing or judging of Posts the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials; (e) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (f) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or user misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Submission. 15. Disputes: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court of Hawaii (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Hawaii without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Hawaii or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Hawaii, USA.