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WAC 314-52-040

Contests, competitive events, premiums and coupons.

(1) Liquor advertisements may offer consumers premiums or prizes, upon completion of any coupon, contest, or competitive event, which may or may not require proof of purchase of the advertised product. Provided, that:
(a) No one under twenty-one years of age is allowed to participate, and no premiums, prizes, coupons, contests, or competitive events are targeted to persons under twenty-one years of age;
(b) Contests or sweepstakes that offer prizes or premiums to consumers through a game of chance or random drawing, shall not require proof of purchase, and must comply with the requirements of RCW 9.46.0356 regarding gambling.
(2) Liquor advertisements are prohibited by manufacturers, importers, or distributors that:
(a) Offer any premium or prize redeemable through a Washington state liquor store or any retail liquor outlet licensed by the state of Washington, such as "instant" or "in-store" redeemable offers;
(b) Offer an "instant rebate" on either liquor or nonliquor items; or
(c) Offer any premium redeemable through retail outlets prohibited by the advancement of "money or money's worth" from a nonretail licensee to a retail licensee in chapter 66.28 RCW.
(3) A retailer may have its own coupon offers, provided the "after rebate" price does not put the product below cost, and provided there is no undue influence by a nonretail licensee, the coupon is at the retailer's free initiative and the retailer is covering the entire cost.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060, and 66.28.010. WSR 10-06-122, § 314-52-040, filed 3/3/10, effective 4/3/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 15.88.030, 19.126.020, 66.04.010, 66.08.180, 66.16.100, 66.20.010, 66.20.300, 66.20.310, 66.24.150, 66.24.170, 66.24.185, 66.24.200, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.240, 66.24.244, 66.24.250, 66.24.375, 66.24.380, 66.24.395, 66.24.400, 66.24.420, 66.24.425, 66.24.440, 66.24.450, 66.24.455, 66.24.495, 66.24.540, 66.28.010, 66.28.040, 66.28.050, 66.28.170, 66.28.180, 66.28.190, 66.28.200, 66.28.310, 66.44.190, 66.44.310, 66.98.060 and 82.08.150. WSR 98-18-097, § 314-52-040, filed 9/2/98, effective 10/3/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. WSR 82-17-031 (Order 108, Resolution No. 117), § 314-52-040, filed 8/11/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. WSR 80-09-078 (Order 73, Resolution No. 82), § 314-52-040, filed 7/18/80; Order 46, § 314-52-040, Rule 119, filed 6/9/76; Order 10, § 314-52-040, filed 10/27/70, effective 11/27/70; Rule 119, filed 6/13/63.]
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