Absolut® Pride NYC Sweepstakes
Sweepstakes Name: Absolut Pride NYC Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”).
Sweepstakes Dates: Registration begins at 12:00:01am Eastern Time (“ET”) on 4/1/19, and ends at 11:59:59pm ET on 6/14/19 (the “Registration Period”). The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void outside the United States and D.C., 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 resident of the United States or D.C.; (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 March 1, 2019, 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, 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 employee, officer, director, member or shareholder of any retailer(s) of alcohol-beverage products; and (g) may not be an immediate family member or household member of any individual identified in item (e) or (f) 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 six (6) methods of entry.
1. Online Registration: To enter directly online, visit www.AbsolutPride.com during the “Registration Period”. 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.
2. Via Text Message link: To enter via a text message link, if you receive a text message about the Sweepstakes, you may click the link provided within the body of the text message to connect to the mobile registration site at www.AbsolutPride.com during the “Registration Period”. 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.
3. Via a Web Banner Ad (ROKT): To participate via a Web Banner Ad, click on the Sponsor’s Promotion Banner Ad (each a “Banner Ad”) during the “Registration Period”. Entrants must fully complete the registration fields with all required information, and click submit to submit your Web Banner Ad entry. By submitting an entry, entrant agrees to these Official Rules, and to receive offers and updates via email from Sponsor. Banner Ads will be available at various websites at different times during the Sweepstakes Period. (When during the Sweepstakes Period and for how long during the Sweepstakes as well as where Banner Ads are located will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).
4. Via a Sponsored Facebook Ad: To enter via a sponsored ad on Facebook, if you are served a sponsored Sweepstakes ad on your Facebook news feed, you may click where indicated to complete the online entry form during the “Registration Period”. Entrants must fully complete the registration field with all required information, and click submit to submit your Facebook Ad entry. By submitting an entry, entrant agrees to these Official Rules, and to receive offers and updates via email from Sponsor.
5. Via a Sponsored Instagram Ad: To enter via a sponsored ad on Instagram, you may click where indicated to complete the online entry form during the “Registration Period”. Entrants must fully complete the registration fields with all required information, and click submit to submit your Instagram Ad entry. By submitting an entry, entrant agrees to these Official Rules, and to receive offers and updates via email from Sponsor.
6. Via a Sponsored SnapChat Ad: To enter via a sponsored ad on SnapChat, you may click where indicated to complete the online entry form during the “Registration Period”. Entrants must fully complete the registration fields with all required information, and click submit to submit your SnapChat Ad entry. By submitting an entry, entrant agrees to these Official Rules, and to receive offers and updates via email from Sponsor.
All entries must be fully complete for all required information, and must be received by 11:59pm ET on 6/14/19 to be eligible. Maximum of one entry per person and per valid email address during the entire Registration Period, regardless of method of entry. 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 Sweepstakes, 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: On or about 6/15/19, a random drawing will be held to select a total of two (2) potential prize winners (see grand prize descriptions below). Potential prize winners shall be selected as follows:
Each potential winner will be notified initially by phone and/or email beginning on or about 6/15/19. If the Administrator is unsuccessful in its attempt to reach and speak directly with a selected potential prize winner by phone within 24-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, the selected potential winner must confirm their eligibility, and indicate their willingness and ability to travel during the designated travel dates and accept the prize. The potential winner will then receive official notification via email delivery. If the selected winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, or is unable or unwilling to travel during the designated travel dates, accept the 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 (time permitting). Any disqualified contestant will not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation. Decisions of the Administrator in the selection and determination of the winners and all matters relating to this Sweepstakes 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 2-days of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form, including an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release signed by both the winner and their travel guest, each age 21 or older (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; and 3) Winner will be issued a 1099 form reflecting the value of the grand prize award and is responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) on all prizes awarded. 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 #1 (maximum 1 winner): The grand prize winner selected from prize pool #1 shall receive a trip for two (2) (winner and one (1) guest age 21 or older) to New York, NY for an Absolut VIP Experience at Pride NYC during the Sponsor designated travel dates (scheduled for June 29 – July 1, 2019 or as otherwise designated by Sponsor), based upon availability and subject to change. Grand prize #1 has a maximum retail value not to exceed $2,500, and includes:
· NOTE: If winner resides within 150-miles of New York, NY, Sponsor reserves the right to award a $150.00 travel stipend in lieu of air transportation.
Grand Prize Award #2 (maximum 1 winner): The grand prize winner selected from prize pool #2 shall receive an Absolut VIP Experience at Pride NYC during the Sponsor designated dates (scheduled for June 29 – July 1, 2019 or as otherwise designated by Sponsor), based upon availability and subject to change. Grand prize #2 has a maximum retail value not to exceed $1,000, and includes:
Each winner and guest must be present at the Sponsor designated time and location to participate in the celebrity meet-and-greet event, and walk with the Absolut float in the NYC Pride parade. Sponsor reserves the right to change or cancel the meet-and-greet portion of the Prize award if talent becomes unavailable due to any unforeseen circumstances. The opportunity to participate in the Celebrity meet-and-greet is contingent upon the celebrity appearing for the event/activity as scheduled. The opportunity to participate in the walk with the Absolut float in the NYC Pride parade is contingent upon weather and any other conditions that could affect, delay or cancel the NYC Pride parade. Sponsor is not responsible if the winner and/or guest is not able to meet with the celebrity due or walk with the Absolut float in the NYC Pride parade to delay, rescheduling, cancellation, illness, schedule conflict, non-appearance, weather, act of God, acts of terrorism or war, or any other reason outside of the control of Sponsor. No alternate compensation or prize award will be available in the event of cancellation of this portion of the prize award.
Winner and guest shall be solely responsible for their behavior while in attendance at any venue or event, must follow the instructions and direction of Sponsor, the policy of the venue or event, and directions from any associated staff or security, and at all times must behave in an appropriate and responsible manner. If winner or guest violates the standards of the venue or event, behaves in an inappropriate, irresponsible or offensive manner, or is deemed by staff or security to have violated any policy of the venue or event, or to be a security threat in any manner, the winner and guest shall be ejected from the associated venue or event, or blocked from entrance to the venue or event, and/or meet-and-greet, or participation in the walk with the Absolut float in the NYC Pride parade, and shall immediately forfeit any remaining portion of the prize award.
Sponsor is not responsible for any travel delays or difficulty for any grand prize award. If travel delays or difficulty prevent arrival in time for any and all elements of trip or prize award, Sponsor is not responsible for awarding any compensation in lieu thereof. The winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Any changes to completed travel arrangements, once booked, are the sole responsibility of the winner, and are solely at the winner’s expense. Actual value of the trip will depend on point of departure, destination and any airfare fluctuations. Each winner and travel companions are solely responsible for all costs incurred to and from the nearest major airport to the winner’s home as designated by Sponsor as the prize originates and terminates at such departure point unless otherwise agreed to by Sponsor in writing.
Grand prize winner and guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her state of residence (and at least 21) and will be required to execute and return a liability/publicity release prior to prize award. All ground transportation including airport and hotel transfers, parking, meals, gratuities, checked baggage fees, airline seat assignment fees, hotel resort fees, incidental expenses, applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) and any other expenses not specified herein as being included in the prize award are the sole responsibility of winner. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged or stolen luggage. It is recommended that each winner and travel companion obtain sufficient personal insurance prior to departure. Winner and travel companion hereby release Sponsor from any duty to provide, check, or verify any and all necessary ID’s, passports, visas and tourist cards, birth certificates, vaccination certificates, and any other travel requirements (“Personal Documents”). Sponsor shall not have any responsibility for the replacement of lost or stolen Personal Documents or tickets, coupons, vouchers, receipts or other documents pertaining to the prize (“Travel Documents”) once the Travel Documents have been provided to winner and travel companion.
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 grand prize winner are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received for each prize pool as outlined above.
Official Rules & Winner List: For a copy of these Official Rules, or the name of prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 7/31/2019 to: Absolut Pride NYC Sweepstakes, c/o Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, official rules or winner list.
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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