NAPA Auto Parts ‘Motors for Military’ Contest

Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER, SUBMIT A NOMINATION OR WIN.  PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.  THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS VALID ONLY IN FLORIDA AND GEORGIA, AND IS OPEN ONLY TO QUALIFIED PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN THE RULES BELOW).  VOID ELSEWHERE AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED.  DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST IF YOU DO NOT FALL WITHIN THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AS SET FORTH BELOW. 

 

NOTE:  All contest entries must be submitted on behalf of an eligible designated nominee, who must be a current or former member of the Military or the spouse of a current or former member of the Military.  There are no prize awards available for any individual submitting the entry or nomination in the contest.  All nominators and nominees must be legal U.S. residents of FL or GA.  In order to be eligible, a designated nominee must be a current or former U.S. Military member, or their spouse.

 

Contest Name:  NAPA Auto Parts ‘Motors for Military’ Contest (the “Contest”).

 

Contest Dates: The contest registration and nomination submission period begins at 12:00:00 am Eastern Time (ET) on June 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 pm (ET) on August 13, 2017 (the “Registration and Nomination Submission Period”).  The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void outside of FL and GA, and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

 

Who may Enter:  Contest registration (and submission of a nominee) is open only to legal U.S. residents of FL and GA, who are age 18 or older as of date of entry and submission, and have a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued photo ID, except the following persons who are not eligible to enter or win:

(a)   Employees, officers, and directors of NAPA Auto Parts and Genuine Parts Company, participating NAPA Auto Parts store locations (collectively “Sponsor”), Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Million Dollar Media, LLC (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), Otey White & Associates, each of their respective franchisees, parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this Contest (collectively, “Released Parties”), and the members of the immediate families or households, whether or not related, of any of the above. “Immediate family members” includes, for purposes of this promotion, parents (including in-laws), grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including step-children), grandchildren (including step grandchildren) and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside.

 

How to Enter & Submit a Nomination:  Obtain permission from the individual being nominated, and confirm they are a current or former member of the United States Military, or the current Spouse of a current or former U.S. Military member.  After obtaining permission and verifying eligibility of your nominee, complete the entry and nomination submission process during the Registration and Nomination period as follows:

  1. Online Entry:  Visit www.MotorsforMilitary.com during the contest Registration and Nomination submission Period, and connect to the contest registration page.  Follow the online instructions to complete the online registration form with all required information including your own name, valid email address, address (including city, state and zip), phone number (including area code), and date of birth.  Then complete the nomination process by identifying and submitting your ‘Motors for Military’ nominee including their name, city and state of residence, designated market for their nomination (Valdosta, Fort Myers, Belleview, or Jacksonville ~ see prize award by market below), military branch they serve(d) in (i.e. Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines), their approximate length of service, their role in the Military, and an optional photo of the nominee (maximum photo file size may not exceed 5MB).  Then submit the required nomination essay (maximum of 300 words or less) including why your nominee needs and deserves to be selected as a winner (see below), along with any story, background, service information or relevant information regarding your nominee.

 

After having read and agreed to these Official Rules, click the submit button to submit your online entry and nomination submission.  All entries and nominations must be fully completed and submitted by 11:59:59p ET on 8/13/2017 to be eligible.  Maximum of one entry and nomination per person per day.  Each entry and nomination submission requires a unique nominee that has not previously been entered in the contest by that entrant, although more than one entrant may nominate the same nominee during the contest. 

 

Any entry submitted with any false information, or any nominee that is determined to be ineligible per these official rules and decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, shall be disqualified.  No mechanically produced or automated entries permitted.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void.  False and/or deceptive entries or acts, including misrepresentation of military service, shall render such entries ineligible. 

 

All entries and nominations submitted in the Contest become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Each Entrant and nominee agrees that their submitted information and photo may be viewed by the public.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and remove any Entry and nomination at any time that is not in compliance with these Official Rules.  All Entries must conform to the nomination submission requirements as outlined above and below, or it may be disqualified and not considered for the contest. 

 

Only the individual designated as the ‘nominee’ in the submitted nomination, as solely determined, identified and verified by Sponsor and Contest Administrator (and confirmed by the person who submitted the nomination) shall be eligible as the official nominee in the Contest, regardless of any other individual who claims to be a nominee, and shall be the only individual eligible for any resulting prize award (see below). 

 

By participating and submitting an entry and nomination, contestant and nominee agree that Sponsor and participating parties are authorized to contact entrant and nominee via email, mail, phone or any other form of media to make contestant aware of information pertinent to the contest, and to distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s) featured products, discounts, special events or promotional offers.  Contestants and nominees may opt-out of any further email communication at any time by simply replying REMOVE to any email message, or following the provided opt-out instructions.  Any available opt-in opportunities are not required to enter the Contest, and checking the opt-in boxes will not improve your chances of winning. 

 

All entries must include all required information.  Any entry or nomination submission with incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate or illegible information, or other inaccurate information will be disqualified.  Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or damaged entries, or for entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these Official Rules, or for any entry not submitted or received due to any technical error or failure, human error, unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any required information, failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions, or defects of any phone or cellular phone provider, network computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, or software, including any injury or damage to contestant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Contest; or the failure to capture any such information or effects of hackers or failure of any electronic equipment, computer, phone line or cellular transmissions and/or network connections; all of which will be disqualified.  

 

In the event of a dispute as to any entry, registration or nominee submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register and submit the nomination, and associated with the entry will be deemed to be the entrant/registrant/nominator and s/he and the associated nominee must both be eligible according to 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.  Proof of being the authorized account holder may be required.

 

By registering and submitting an entry and nomination, you affirm that you have read and accepted these Official Rules.  The laws of the United States apply to and govern this Contest and any claims must be raised and resolved in the United States.  Any information collected by registering and entering the Contest shall be used only in a manner consistent with these Official Rules and with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. By entering the Contest, each contestant and associated nominee agrees that s/he may be contacted, recorded and/or broadcasted by Sponsor, and that his/her submission may be used, promoted, released, broadcasted or published by Sponsor in any manner related to the promotion or advertising of the Contest.  Collection and use of information collected in connection with the Contest will be in accordance with Contest Administrator’s Privacy Policy as posted at www.MotorsforMilitary.com.

 

Nomination Submission Requirements:  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any nomination submission for any reason that it considers to not be appropriate for the Contest.  Nomination submission restrictions include, but are not limited to, the following requirements: 

·         Nomination must be the Entrant’s own original creation;

·         May not be, or ever have been, submitted in any competition or contest of any kind;

·         May not be submitted by or nominate any individuals under 18 years of age;

·         May not use any name, likeness, photograph, or any other identifying element, in whole or in part, of any person, living or dead, without permission;

·         May not be subject to any third party agreement or require payment or incurrence of any sums to obtain further permissions of any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the idea or rights therein or portions, or modified versions or derivative works thereof;

·         except as relates to the Sponsor or approved partners, not include trademarks, logos, or copyrighted material not owned by Entrant or Nominee, or material that is used without permission (including but not limited to company names, photographs, works of art, or images published on any media) or that otherwise infringes or violates the rights of any third party (including but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, logos, contract and licensing rights, rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights (i.e., “droit morale”), or any other intellectual property rights);

·         not feature, refer to, or mention any companies or brands in competition with Sponsor;

·         not include any unauthorized photos or plagiarism of any kind;

·         not be considered harmful to minors in any way;

·         not contain nudity, inappropriate, indecent, sexually explicit, pornographic, or obscene content, language or images (which shall be determined by Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion);

·         not contain any political or politically themed or motivated messages, statements, or images;

·         not defame, slander, libel, misrepresent, or contain disparaging remarks or any other content that could adversely affect the name, reputation, or goodwill of Sponsor or any other individuals and/or entities affiliated or associated with Sponsor, the Contest, or any prizes, the determination of which shall remain in the sole discretion of Sponsor;

·         not describe, depict or include images that may be considered unlawful, harmful, threatening, violent, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, religiously, ethnically or otherwise objectionable in any manner as solely determined by Sponsor;

 

Representation and Release of Rights to Nomination Submissions:  By submitting any nomination, each contestant represents that s/he has permission from their nominee to make a submission on their behalf, has sole and exclusive ownership and proprietary rights of any photo images submitted; has full permission of all parties within photo to publish and release their images and actions shown within the photo; and agrees that each photo and nomination (including the essay submission) becomes the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor, and Sponsor may publish, display, promote, or utilize photo and/or nomination in any manner of its choosing in relation to the promotion or advertising of the Contest or Sponsor.  Entry into the Contest and upload of any nomination and photo, constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use that contestant’s nomination, photo, name, city and state of residence and/or likeness (of both the entrant and nominee) for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.  Submissions will not be acknowledged or returned by Sponsor.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to request from any Entrant and/or Nominee at any time proof, in a form acceptable to Sponsor, of Military service by the nominee (or that nominee is a current spouse of an individual who served in the Military), along with any permission required or possibly required to use such Entrant’s Photo submission.  Failure to provide such proof, if requested, may disqualify such Entry and associated nominee from the Contest. 

 

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and all of his or her entries) who tampers or attempts to tamper with or abuse the entry process or the Contest website in any way or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor or the Contest judges appointed by Sponsor in their sole discretion.  Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted, eligible nominee or the authorized account holder who submitted the nomination shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY CONTEST WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

Judging of Submissions – Determination of Grand Prize Winners:  Following the close of the Registration and Nomination Submission Period, between approximately 8/14/2017 – 8/18/2017, an independent panel of judges as solely determined and appointed by Sponsor shall review, select and designate a maximum of one (1) grand prize winning submission per market from among all eligible submissions received for that market (see judging criteria below).  There will be one (1) winner designated for each of the following participating markets:

 

The eligible nominee designated in each selected submission shall be designated as a potential grand prize winner (see below), subject to approval, verification of eligibility, and compliance with these Official Rules.  Only the nominee identified in the submission selected by the judges shall be eligible to claim the associated grand prize award for their designated market. All other entries and nomination submissions will be disqualified. If an insufficient number of eligible entries are received, then the associated grand prize for that corresponding market shall not be awarded.

 

Nomination submissions shall be judged by a Sponsor-appointed independent panel pursuant to the following guidelines, requirements and general criteria in the determination of a winning nominee submission: 

 

Prize Winner Notification:  Each selected potential grand prize winner (nominee) will be notified initially by phone and/or email beginning on or about 8/21/2017.  If the Administrator is unsuccessful in its attempt to reach and speak directly with any potential winner (nominee) by phone within 3-days of the initial notification attempt to the phone number and/or email address associated with the selected entry, then that nominee may be disqualified and an alternate potential prize winner may be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above (time permitting).  Note: phone messages will not be left during the prize winner notification process.

 

During prize winner notification, the selected potential winner (nominee) must confirm their eligibility, and indicate their willingness and ability to accept the prize award.  The potential winner will then receive official notification via mail or email delivery.  If any selected potential winner (nominee) does not meet the eligibility requirements, or elects to decline the prize, s/he will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate winner will be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above.  Any disqualified nominee will not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation.  Decisions of the Administrator in the selection and determination of prize winners and all matters relating to this Contest are final and binding. 

 

All of the following will apply to each grand prize winner : 1) Winner will be required to complete and return, within 3-days of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form, including an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where permitted), and a W-9 form; 2) Winner may be required to present a copy of a valid social security card and a valid driver’s license as a condition of participating or receiving any prize;  3) Winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the actual value of all prizes won, if prize award value exceeds $600; and 4) Winner will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) on prize award.  Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.  If forfeited for any reason, winner will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as provided herein. 

 

Grand Prize Awards – Maximum of (1) grand prize per market:  A maximum of one prize award shall be available per designated market (4 total prize awards), as outlined below.  Each grand prize consists of the Sponsor designated pre-owned vehicle as follows:

Market

Prize Award

Approximate Retail Value (ARV)

Valdosta, GA

2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Sedan 4D

  • VIN #:  1G1ZCS5EU9CF396138
  • Approximate mileage:  116,817

$3,632 (based upon approximate trade-in value)

Fort Myers, FL

2012 Ford Taurus SEL Sedan 4D

  • VIN #: 
  • Approximate mileage:  123,460

$4,170 (based upon approximate trade-in value)

Belleview, FL

2012 Toyota Camry LE Sedan 4D

  • VIN #: 
  • Approximate mileage:  112,843

$5,610 (based upon approximate trade-in value)

Jacksonville, FL

2011 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Sedan 4D

  • VIN #: 
  • Approximate mileage:  157,000

$2,491 (based upon approximate trade-in value)

 

Winner must accept delivery of prize vehicle as designated by Sponsor.  Prize is awarded in ‘as is’ condition, without any warranty or representation of warranty.  Winner is solely responsible for any and all required or necessary repairs or maintenance on vehicle, at time of receiving prize award.  Winner may not substitute, exchange, or apply designated vehicle’s value towards an alternate vehicle. 

 

Prize winner is responsible for paying any and all sales tax on prize award at time of delivery.  All other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of winner, including but not limited to tax, title, insurance, license and registration fees, repairs and maintenance.   Prize is non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution is allowed, except at sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize becomes unavailable.  Other restrictions may apply.  All properly claimed prizes will be awarded.  Any unclaimed prizes will not be awarded, except as provided herein. 

 

Additional Rules & Restrictions:  By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final in all matters relating to this Contest.  In the event an entrant wins a prize, and is later found to be in violation of these rules he/she will be required to forfeit the prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of the prize if such violation is discovered after winner has used the prize. Participation in Contest constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use entrants’ names, cities and states of residence and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide on perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.  False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible for any prize.

 

By participating, entrants agree to hold all Released Parties harmless from any claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or consequential, for injury (including but not limited to death), damages, losses or expenses arising out of or relating to entrant’s participation in this Contest, or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities (including but not limited to travel or activity related thereto), and to assume all liability therefor. 

 

Released Parties shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond Released Parties’ sole control. 

 

Participants are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment, mobile phone equipment, Internet access and cellular networks. Sponsor disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue an entry due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Sponsor’s control, or otherwise. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for entries not received due to technical difficulties or transmission errors. The Sponsor disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method.  Released Parties are not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant's ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest.  Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors of any kind, whether computer, technical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or advertising of this Contest, administration or execution of the Contest, the cancellation of the game, the processing of entries or in the announcement of the prizes or prize winners.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest website.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy or threaten the integrity of this portion of the Promotion, in the opinion of the Sponsor/Administrator, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Contest as determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of early termination of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the winners from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the time/date of such termination.

 

In addition, by submitting any Entry, each Entrant and nominee transfers any and all of his/her right, title and interest in and to such Entry and any Photo submission, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademark rights, "moral rights" and any and all other proprietary rights that may exist, throughout the world, to Sponsor and expressly waives any rights s/he may have in such submission and/or Photo.  Each Entrant agrees Sponsor is the exclusive owner of all rights in and to such Entry, nomination and/or photo submission, and will have the worldwide, perpetual right to copy, display, reproduce, exhibit, edit, modify, assign, license, register for copyright or trademark, distribute, sell or otherwise use and exploit the nomination, submission, photo and all elements and/or derivative works thereof, in whole or in part, alone or with other materials, in any media now known or hereafter created or devised, for any reason whatsoever.

 

IN CASE OF DISPUTES:  By participating, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of New Jersey; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, and in no event will entrant be entitled to received attorneys' fees or other legal costs; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, 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 entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of New Jersey or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New Jersey.

 

Odds:  Odds of being selected as a grand prize winner are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries and nominations received from all entry methods combined, and the decisions of judges. 

 

Official Rules & Winners List:  For a copy of these Official Rules, or name of prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 9/30/2017 to: NAPA Auto Parts ‘Motors for Military’ Contest, c/o Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.  PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, official rules or winners list.

 

Sponsor/Administrator:  This Sweepstakes is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts and Genuine Parts Company; and administered by Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ  07095.