ACM Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions
We are happy to announce our POWER key with @acmawards. That being said, we’re happy to also announce our sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19th. Tag a photo using hashtag #ACMLiftingLivesPower with something that resembles POWER to you. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Entry period ends at 10:00 a.m. PST on March 24th, 2015 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the forty-eight contiguous United States and District of Columbia. Entrants must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Employees, agents, representatives, officers and directors of Academy of Country Music, (the “Sponsor”), and their respective affiliated companies, sponsors, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, and third party fulfillment agencies and individuals providing services to Sponsors through an outsourcer or temporary employment agency during the Sweepstakes Period (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate family members (i.e., parents, legal guardians, spouses, children, siblings, grandparents, adoptive or step parents, step children and step siblings, and their respective spouses and any dependent under applicable income tax law) and members of the same household (whether or not related), are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws. VOID IN ALASKA, HAWAII AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, and as a condition of eligibility, entrants acknowledge that they have read and understood these Official Rules and agree to be bound by them. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY ASPECT OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.
Prizes and Odds: Subject to the Official Rules, one (1) prize will be awarded in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes prizes will be a trip to the 2015 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards including: - 2 tickets to ACM Party for a Cause: 50 Years of Music & Memories on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th, 2015 - 2 tickets to the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (Sunday, April 19, 2015) - VIP hospitality, greeting/welcoming at the airport in Dallas (staffing/support at all events, including 24 hour emergency contact with our trip package vendor JD Haas) - Ground transportation to/from airport on-site in Dallas, TX - Three (3) nights complimentary hotel accommodations for winner and one guest (double occupancy) in Dallas (arriving Friday, April 17, 2015 and departing Monday, April 20, 2015) - Travel stipend of $1,000 The odds of winning a prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received, but is estimated to be 1 in 1000. No cash or other substitution of prizes is permitted, except at the sole discretion of Sponsors for a prize of equal or greater value. Each prize winner is solely responsible for any and all costs, fees, taxes and expenses that may apply to the prizes. The approximate retail value of all prizes in the Sweepstakes is $3,700.
Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and non-assignable, and must be accepted as awarded, “AS IS”, with no warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, made by Sponsor or for which Sponsor may be liable.
How to Enter: There is one (1) way to enter the Sweepstakes:
- Online Entry (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY): To enter online, entrant must have a valid Instagram account. To become a registered member, download the Instagram app for your smartphone. Downloading Instagram is free of charge. To enter the Sweepstakes, login to Instagram and submit your photo with the hashtag #ACMLiftingLivesPOWER.
NOTE ABOUT ONLINE ENTRY: If you choose to enter the Sweepstakes online, including via your smart phone, iPad or other wireless mobile device (which is not necessary to enter the Sweepstakes), standard rates will apply according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your Internet and/or wireless carrier. Internet service providers’ and wireless carriers’ rate plans may vary, and you should contact your service provider for more information on rate plans and other charges that may apply to your use of the service.
Winner Selection and Notification:
At the end of the Sweepstakes Period, eligible entries will be entered into a prize drawing to be held at the offices of The Giving Keys on March 24th, 2015. Each drawing will be conducted by independent persons and/or a computer program that randomly chooses the winner from all eligible entries received in the Sweepstakes period. The selection is final and binding.
Potential winners will be notified through Instagram. All potential winners are subject to verification at the sole discretion of the THE GIVING KEYS. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within seven (7) calendar days of the first attempt to contact him or her, or if a potential winner is contacted but declines a prize, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected from amongst the remaining applicable eligible entries.
Winner Verification: In order to claim a prize, potential winners will be required to execute and return to Sponsor:
1) A notarized Affidavit of Eligibility (confirming, without limitation, age and acceptance of and compliance with the Official Rules);
2) Liability Release (releasing Sweepstakes Entities and their respective employees, officers, directors, and agents from, without limitation, any and all liability, loss, claims, demands and causes of action in connection with the Sweepstakes and the prizes); except where prohibited by law, a Publicity Release (granting Sweepstakes Entities the right to use, without limitation, potential winner’s name, likeness, statements, home town, and state for advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation); and such other documentation as Sponsor may require, including without limitation a W2 form and potential winner’s social security number for tax purposes (collectively, the “Affidavit and Releases”), all in such form as Sponsor may require.
If a potential winner fails to sign the Affidavit and Releases and return them to the Sponsor within three (3) business days of receipt, or is determined by Sponsor to be ineligible or to have not complied with the Official Rules, or if a prize is undeliverable, then the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner selected from amongst the remaining applicable eligible entries. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for potential winners’ failure or inability to claim a prize or comply with the Official Rules in any way. In the event a potential winner is disqualified, no compensation or other payments to such disqualified potential winner will be made.
By participating in these Sweepstakes, entrants: (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the Sponsor’s interpretations of the Official Rules, as well as any other documents, releases, and agreements required under these Official Rules; (ii) release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and their respective employees, officers, directors, successors and assigns against any and all claims, injury or damage arising out of or relating to participation in this Sweepstakes, including without limitation any claims, injury or damages arising in connection with or as a result of any prize, or acceptance, possession or use of the prize; (iii) accept and agree to be bound by all decisions of Sponsor (including without limitation decisions related to eligibility of entries and entrants, the selection of winners, and the awarding of prizes); (iv) waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules, the Affidavits and Releases, or any other Sweepstakes -related advertising or materials.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, if in Sponsor’s sole discretion, there is actual or suspected tampering with the Sweepstakes prize selection procedure or in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties, or if the integrity of the Sweepstakes is or appears to be in any way compromised.
Limitations of Liability:
Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: (i) late, lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, misdirected or postage due entries, all of which will be disqualified; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including without limitation failures or inaccessibility of any phone, wireless or Internet service, or any hardware, website, or other system; (iii) unauthorized intervention in or manipulation of any part of the Sweepstakes; (iv) electronic or human errors that may occur in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing or delivery of prizes.
IN NO EVENT WILL SWEEPSTKAES ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH AN ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, WHETHER ARISING BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT SPONSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, in which case such limitations and exclusions may not apply.
Disputes: Entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action relating to or arising out of the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be heard solely and exclusively in a federal or state court located in Los Angeles, California, and entrants submit to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and irrevocably waive all right to object to such jurisdiction. All issues and questions shall be governed by, and these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without regard to any choice of law rules.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants: