Absolut® Truth Sweepstakes

Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE OR TEXT MESSAGE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  MAKING A PURCHASE OR SENDING A TEXT DOES NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.  THE FOLLOWING SWEEPSTAKES IS VALID ONLY IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK, AND IS OPEN ONLY TO QUALIFIED PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN THE RULES BELOW).  VOID ELSEWHERE AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED.  BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR.  DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND FALL WITHIN THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AS SET FORTH BELOW. 

 

Sweepstakes Name:  Absolut Truth Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”).

 

Sweepstakes Dates: Registration begins at 12:00:01am Eastern Time (“ET”) on 10/17/2018, and ends at 11:59:59pm ET on 6/30/2019 (the “Registration Period”).  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void outside CT, NJ and NY, and wherever restricted or prohibited by law.

 

Eligibility – Who May Enter:  Each individual entering the Sweepstakes (each, an “Entrant”), at the time of entry: (a) must be a legal U.S. resident of CT, NJ or NY; (b) must be 21 years or older; (c) must have a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued photo identification; (d) must have access to the internet in order to enter; (e) may not be, or at any time since October 1, 2018, have been, an employee, officer, director, member, shareholder, or agent of Million Dollar Media, LLC (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), Pernod Ricard USA, LLC (the “Sponsor”), or any of their respective franchisees, parents, affiliated companies, suppliers, distributors and retailers of alcohol-beverage products, subsidiaries, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Released Parties”); (f) may not be an immediate family member or household member of any individual identified in item (e) above.  “Immediate family members” includes, for purposes of this Sweepstakes, parents (including in-laws), step-parents, grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), half-siblings, children (including step-children), grandchildren (including step grandchildren) and each of their respective spouses and/or domestic partners, regardless of where they reside.  “Household members” means people who share the same residence at least three (3) months per year.

 

How to Enter:  There are three methods of entry.

 

1.     Text:  You may initiate participation via text during the Registration Period, if you are located within the United States and are in possession of a Short Message Service (SMS) capable device with an eligible text plan, and have obtained the bill payer’s permission to send a text.  Text entry may not be available through all wireless carriers.  Send a text message from your mobile device to the designated short code (88474) with one of the designated keywords as listed on the associated Absolut Truth signage (ABSOLUT, ABSOLUT1, ABSOLUT2, ABSOLUT3, ABSOLUT4, ABSOLUT5, ABSOLUT6, ABSOLUT7) in the body of the message.  You will receive an automated text reply providing a link to the contest website at www.Absolut.com/US/Truth.  Click the link, and follow the prompts to complete your online entry (see below).  Message and data rates may apply to each text message sent or received as provided in your wireless plan.  Contact your carrier for pricing plans and details.  All text submissions must be received by 11:59:59pm ET on 6/30/2019.

 

2.     QR Code:  Scan the provided QR Code on any applicable Absolut Truth signage using a QR Code scanner on your mobile device.  (Note: QR Code scanners may not be available on all mobile devices.)  You will be linked to the contest website at www.Absolut.com/US/Truth.  Follow the prompts to complete your online entry (see below).  All entries must be received by 11:59:59pm ET on 6/30/2019.

 

3.     Online Registration: Visit www.Absolut.com/US/Truth during the “Registration Period”.  Answer the associated ‘Absolut Truth’ question presented on-screen or select from one of the available ‘Absolut Truth’ questions as presented on screen, by selecting from one of the three multiple choice answers available for each associated question.  After selecting your answer option, complete the required registration fields.  Entrants must fully complete the online registration page with all required information including his/her name, valid email address, phone number (including area code), state of residence and date of birth.  After having read and agreed to these Official Rules, and agreeing to receive offers and updates via email from Sponsor, click the submit button to submit your online entry.  All online entries must be fully complete for all required information, and must be received by 11:59pm ET on 6/30/2019 to be eligible. 

a.     NOTE: To be entered in the Sweepstakes drawing, an entrant does NOT need to answer the associated ‘Absolut Truth’ question correctly.  All eligible entries shall be included in the prize drawings (see below) regardless if they correct or incorrectly answered their associated ‘Absolut Truth’ question.

 

Maximum of one entry per person and per valid email address, per available Absolut Truth question, during the entire Registration Period.  Entrants may receive one entry for each unique Absolut Truth question available, by submitting their answer and completing the entry for that associated question, up to a maximum of seven (7) total entries during the entire Registration Period.  Any incomplete or ineligible entries, or any entry submitted with an invalid or false email address, phone number or other incorrect information will be disqualified.  Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, damaged, or for entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules, or for any entry not submitted or received due to any technical error or failure, unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any required information, or the failure to capture any such information for any reason including programming or technical errors, or effects of hackers or failure of any electronic equipment, computer or cellular transmissions and/or network connections; all of which will be disqualified.

 

Entrants may opt out of Email notifications at any time, without affecting their entry, by following provided opt-out instructions.  By participating and submitting an entry, contestant agrees that sponsor and participating parties are authorized to contact entrant via email, mail, phone or any other form of media to make contestant aware of information pertinent to the Promotion, and to distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s) featured products, special events or promotional offers, or coupons. Contestants 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.

 

Each participant must submit an entry on his/her own behalf.  Any entry submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s email address or name, or providing any false email addresses or information, will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize.  Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries allowed by using same, multiple/different emails, identities, or any other methods void that participant's entries and that participant may be disqualified.  No mechanically reproduced 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. 

 

In the event of a dispute as to any entry, registration or submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register, and associated with the entry will be deemed to be the registrant and s/he must 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 to enter Sweepstakes, you affirm that you have read and accepted these Official Sweepstakes Rules.  All entries received become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.  All entrants agree to be bound by and abide by the official rules of the Sweepstakes. 

 

Winner Selection and Notification:  A total of nine (9) random drawings shall be held from among all eligible entries received, from all entry methods combined, as of the date and time of each prize drawing to select a total of fifty (50) potential prize winners as outlined below (see prize descriptions below).  If eligible entries are less than the scheduled number of prize awards, then associated prizes shall not be awarded.

Description

Drawing Date

# First Prize Winners

# Grand Prize Winners

Prize Drawing #1

On or about 11/5/18

One (1) first prize winner

One (1) grand prize winner

Prize Drawing #2

On or about 11/15/18

One (1) first prize winner

One (1) grand prize winner

Prize Drawing #3

On or about 11/26/18

One (1) first prize winner

Two (2) grand prize winner

Prize Drawing #4

On or about 12/10/18

One (1) first prize winner

One (1) grand prize winner

Prize Drawing #5

On or about 12/31/18

Two (2) first prize winners

One (1) grand prize winner

Prize Drawing #6

On or about 1/15/19

Two (2) first prize winners

One (1) grand prize winner

Prize Drawing #7

On or about 2/1/19

Two (2) first prize winners

 

Prize Drawing #8

On or about 2/15/19

Three (3) first prize winners

 

Prize Drawing #9

On or about 3/1/19

Three (3) first prize winners

One (1) grand prize winner

Prize Drawing #10

On or about 3/15/19

Three (3) first prize winners

One (1) grand prize winner

Prize Drawing #11

On or about 4/1/19

Three (3) first prize winners

One (1) grand prize winner

Prize Drawing #12

On or about 4/15/19

Three (3) first prize winners

 

Prize Drawing #13

On or about 5/1/19

Three (3) first prize winners

One (1) grand prize winner

Prize Drawing #14

On or about 5/15/19

Three (3) first prize winners

One (1) grand prize winner

Prize Drawing #15

On or about 6/1/19

Three (3) first prize winners

 

Prize Drawing #16

On or about 6/15/19

Three (3) first prize winners

 

Prize Drawing #17

On or about 7/1/19

Three (3) first prize winners

 

 

Each potential winner will be notified initially by phone and/or email following their selection.  If the Administrator is unsuccessful in its attempt to reach and speak directly with a selected potential prize winner by phone within 48-hours of the initial notification attempt to the phone number or email address associated with that contestant’s entry, then that contestant may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries received and notified as per the procedures outlined above (time permitting).  Note: phone messages will not be left during the winner notification process.

 

During winner notification, each selected potential prize winner must confirm their eligibility, and indicate their willingness and ability to accept the designated prize.  The potential winner will then receive official notification via mail or email delivery.  If any selected potential prize winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, or is unable or unwilling to accept the associated prize 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 contestant will not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation.  Decisions of the Administrator in the selection and determination of winners and all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding. 

 

All of the following will apply to each 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 a liability/publicity release signed by winner (publicity release where permitted); 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.  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, finalist 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 Award (Maximum 12 winners):  Each grand prize winner shall receive: two (2) tickets to a Sponsor designated event, sporting event, concert or performance at Madison Square Garden (MSG), or other Sponsor designated venue in the New York City metro area.  Event, sporting event, concert or performance, the event date, hosting venue location and seat locations shall be as solely determined and designated by Sponsor, based upon availability.  Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each grand prize not to exceed $150.  Total ARV of all available grand prize awards: $1,800.

 

NOTE:  Prize does not include any other costs or expenses including parking, transportation or accommodations.  Winner is solely responsible for all costs associated with prize redemption and use.  Sponsor shall not have any responsibility for the replacement of lost or stolen tickets, once the tickets have been provided to winner.

 

First Prize Award (Maximum 40 winners):  Each first prize winner shall receive:  an Absolut merchandise package, consisting of the merchandise items as solely determined and designated by Sponsor (Absolut hat, lighter, tote bag and cup, or other items as designated, based upon availability).  ARV of each first prize award: $30.  Total ARV of all available first prize awards: $1,200.

 

General Prize Conditions:  All other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance, delivery, redemption or use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of winner.  All income, federal, state and local taxes are the winner’s sole responsibility.  All prize awards are non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  All prizes are awarded as is, without any warranty, express or implied, by Sponsor.  Failure to collect or properly claim prize in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.  If forfeited for any reason, participant 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.  All properly claimed prizes will be awarded.  Any unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. 

 

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 Sweepstakes.  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 Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes.  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 Sweepstakes, including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or advertising of this Sweepstakes, administration or execution of the Sweepstakes, the cancellation of the game, the processing of entries or in the announcement of the prizes or prize winner.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes website.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes for reasons including, but not limited to fraud, misconduct, regulatory, or technical failures destroy or threaten the integrity of this portion of the Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of early termination of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to determine prize winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the time/date of such termination.

 

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 prize winner are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received, as of the date and time of each prize drawing. 

 

Official Rules & Winner List:  For a copy of these Official Rules, or the name of prize winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 7/31/2019 to: Absolut Truth Sweepstakes, c/o Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.  PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, official rules or winner list.

 

Privacy Policy: Sponsor shares your concerns about the privacy of your personal information. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to receive marketing materials, communications and other materials from the Sponsor and/or any promotional partners whose products and services Sponsor feels might interest entrants at a future date. An entrant not interested in receiving future promotional offers should write to: PRUSAConsumerSupport@pernod-ricard.com to notify the Sponsor that he or she does not desire to receive such materials.

 

Sponsor:  This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Pernod Ricard, 250 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10177.

 

Sweepstakes Administrator:  The Sweepstakes is administered by Million Dollar Media, LLC, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.

 

 

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