Effective Date: December 13, 2019
- eliminate your right to a trial by jury; and
- substantially affect your rights, including preventing you from bringing, joining or participating in class or consolidated proceedings.
Advocate.Wine Rewards is not targeted towards, nor intended for use by anyone under the age of 21.
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About Advocate.Wine Rewards
Advocate.Wine Rewards is a way in which Advocate.Wine aspires to reward and thank loyal customers who purchase products from our wine business partners and share those recommendations with their social network. Advocate.Wine Rewards members are able to earn and accumulate "Stars" as a result of your marketing efforts that can be used toward future purchases with the winery whose products you recommend. The “Stars” you earn are for your marketing and referral services.
Joining Advocate.Wine Rewards and Account Registration
How to join Advocate.Wine Rewards to begin accumulating Stars:
Visit https://advocate.wine/home.html and follow the prompts to create an account and register.
During the Advocate.Wine Rewards registration process, you may be required to provide a username, password, google account or gmail address, physical address, telephone number, birthday, name, and marketing preferences in order to participate in additional programs.
The Rewards that are available to you through Advocate.Wine Rewards are based on the number of Stars that you earn. Stars are earned when participating products are purchased through your Advocate.Wine recommendations made to your social, family or business network. Star Rewards can only be used toward future purchases from the winery whose products you recommended.
You will earn Stars based on the value of purchases made through your recommendations at the rate set by the partner winery. This rate, determined by the winery, is between 0.05 and 0.25 Stars for every One U.S. Dollar ($1.00) the referred purchaser spends with the winery. Each Star you earn may be exchanged for One Dollar, ($1.00) of Gift Card Credit to be utilized at the winery toward future purchases.
You may become a Sponsored Advocate by requesting sponsorship from a winery. The winery may either accept or decline your request. The benefit of becoming a ‘Sponsored’ Advocate is to raise the limit of your Star Rewards balance from $50 to $500. See ‘Additional Benefits of Advocate.Wine Rewards’ below.
When Stars Are Added to Your Advocate.Wine Rewards Account
Generally, Stars are automatically added to your Advocate.Wine Rewards account within twenty-four to forty-eight (24-48) hours of earning them. If a purchase made by any of your recommendations is voided or cancelled subsequent to Star Rewards being added to your account, Advocate.Wine Rewards may deduct the Stars that you earned from that purchase. Understand that there is currently a cap on how many Advocate.Wine Rewards Stars you may accumulate based on your sponsorship status.
Advocate.Wine Rewards never expire and you may hold them as long as you would like, however , if you should close your account or stop participating in the Advocate.Wine Rewards program, stars earned will be non-transferrable.
Limitations to redemption of your Advocate.Wine Star Rewards shall be determined by each individual winery. Limitations typically will be a cap on the percent amount of the total purchase price you make in any one transaction. For example, if an advocate winery limits reward redemption at a maximum of 25% of the purchase price, and you wish to make a $100 purchase, despite the fact that you may have $100 in star credits, you may only apply $25 toward that purchase. An Advocate Winery can change their rate of star reward accumulation at any time.
Additional Benefits of Advocate.Wine Rewards
As an Advocate.Wine Rewards member, you may be eligible for additional benefits. When signing up for an Advocate.Wine Rewards account, your star rewards will be capped at 50. If you obtain sponsorship, your star reward cap will be raised to 500. Each Advocate Winery has the discretion to honor you as one of their sponsored Advocates. To become a sponsored Advocate, please fill out and submit the required information from your account. You will be identified as a sponsor on your sponsorship page should the winery approve you.
Advocate.Wine Rewards reserves the right to change the number and type of additional benefits offered to members of Advocate.Wine Rewards in its sole discretion at any time.
Other Important Information You Should Know
There are no participation or membership fees associated with Advocate.Wine Rewards . Stars accrued in connection with Advocate.Wine Rewards are promotional, have no cash value and cannot be redeemed for cash. In addition, your redemption of Stars accrued in connection with Advocate.Wine Rewards cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts that are applicable to the Rewards for which you are redeeming such Stars, unless otherwise expressly indicated by Advocate.Wine Rewards.
Your Stars and Advocate.Wine Rewards registered to your Advocate.Wine Rewards account and associated rewards are for personal use only and may not be sold, transferred or assigned to, or shared with, family, friends or others, or used by you for any commercial purpose. You may have only one (1) Advocate.Wine Rewards account that is personal to you.
Without notice to you, Advocate.Wine Rewards also reserves the right to "unregister" and make ineligible for Advocate.Wine Rewards any Advocate.Wine Rewards account that has been inactive for two (2) consecutive years. Inactivity is defined as no Stars earned during such two (2) consecutive year period. In the event that your Advocate.Wine Rewards account is unregistered or rendered inactive, all accrued Stars in your Advocate.Wine Rewards account are void.
Advocate.Wine Rewards reserves the right to change, modify, discontinue or cancel Advocate.Wine Rewards or any part of Advocate.Wine Rewards , at any time and in its sole discretion, without notice to you.
Opt-Out. Notwithstanding the above, you may choose to pursue your claim in court and not by arbitration if you opt out of this arbitration provision within 30 days from the date you registered for a Advocate.Wine Rewards account. You may opt out of these arbitration procedures by sending us a written notice that you opt out to the following address: Advocate.Wine Rewards, 30 West Main St. Suite 301, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Any opt out received after the Opt-Out Deadline (allowing three (3) additional days for mailing) will not be valid, and you must pursue your claim in arbitration or small claims court.
Arbitration Procedures. For all disputes, whether pursued in court or arbitration, you must first send a written description of your claim to our Customer Service department to allow us an opportunity to resolve the dispute. You and we each agree to negotiate your claim in good faith. You may request arbitration if your claim or dispute cannot be resolved within 60 days.
Costs of Arbitration. Upon filing of the arbitration demand, each party shall be responsible for their own costs of arbitration. Each party will bear the fees and expenses of its own attorneys, experts, witnesses and preparation and presentation of evidence at the arbitration. However, for claims under $10,000 as to which you provided notice and negotiated in good faith as required above before initiating arbitration, if the arbitrator finds you are the prevailing party in the arbitration, you will be entitled to a recovery of reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Except for claims determined to be frivolous, we will not seek an award of attorneys’ fees in arbitration even if an award is otherwise available under applicable law.
Class Action Waiver and Jury Waiver.You and we each agree that any proceeding, whether in arbitration or in court, will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If a court or arbitrator determines in an action between you and us that this class action waiver is unenforceable, the arbitration agreement will be void as to you. If you opt out of the arbitration provision as specified above, this class action waiver provision will not apply to you. Neither you, nor any other customer, can be a class representative, class member, or otherwise participate in a class, consolidated or representative proceeding without having complied with the opt-out procedure set forth above. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than through arbitration, you and we each waive any right to a jury trial.