Blackened Whiskey M72 Concert Experience Sweepstakes

Official Rules




Sweepstakes Name:  Blackened Whiskey M72 Concert Experience Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”).


Sweepstakes Dates: Sweepstakes registration is scheduled to begin at 12:00:00am Eastern Time (“ET”) on 6/7/2023 and end at 11:59:59pm ET on 10/31/2023 (the “Registration Period”).  The Sweepstakes consists of six (6) separate prize drawings, with registration, drawing dates and eligibility for each drawing as outlined below.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and is void outside of the (50) U.S. and D.C., and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.


Who may Enter:  Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of, and who are located within, the (50) U.S. and D.C., who are age 21 or older as of date of entry, and have a valid driver’s license or government issued photo ID, except the following persons who are not eligible to enter, participate or win:

(a)   Employees, officers, and directors of Blackened Whiskey, Sweet Amber Distilling Co. (collectively “Sponsor”), Million Dollar Media (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), each of their respective franchisees, parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, liquor retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this promotion (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 – Online Registration:  To enter, scan the QR Code on applicable point-of-sale materials using your mobile device’s camera or directly visit during the “Registration Period”.  Each entrant 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, 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 11:59:59 pm ET on 10/31/2023 to be eligible.

·         After completing your online entry, you will have the option to share the Sweepstakes utilizing a personalized URL link provided on the entry confirmation page for that entry. If you choose to share the URL, you will earn an additional bonus entry for each entrant who completes an entry utilizing your shared personalized URL link, into the prize drawing for the selected Festival associated with that particular entry.


Any available opt-in opportunities are not required to enter the Sweepstakes, and opting-in will not improve your chances of winning.  By participating and submitting an entry, contestant agrees that sponsor and participating parties are authorized to contact entrant via email, text, 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 future contests, promotions or offers.  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.


Maximum of one entry per person per day, regardless of entry method, except as noted above regarding opportunity to earn bonus entries.  Any incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified.  Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, damaged entries, 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.


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, name or mobile number 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 email addresses, mobile numbers, 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.  All entries received become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. 


In the event of a dispute as to any online registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules.  The “authorized email 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.


By registering to enter Sweepstakes, you affirm that you have read and accepted these Official Sweepstakes Rules.  All entrants agree to be bound by and abide by the official rules of the Sweepstakes.


Prize Drawings – Winner Selection & Notification (maximum 5 regional prize winners and 1 grand prize winner):  Sweepstakes Administrator shall conduct a series of random prize drawings from among all eligible entries received as of the date and time of each drawing date to select a total of five (5) regional prize winners and one (1) grand prize winner, as outlined below.


M72 Concert

Registration Dates

Winner Selection

# Winners

M72 Experience

Sunday, August 6, 2023

East Rutherford, NJ

MetLife Stadium

6/7/2023 – 7/23/2023

On or about 7/24/2023

One (1) regional prize winner selected from among eligible entrants who are residents of CT, NJ or NY.

M72 Experience

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Arlington, TX

AT&T Stadium

6/7/2023 – 8/6/2023

On or about 8/7/2023

One (1) regional prize winner selected from among eligible entrants who are residents of OK or  TX.

M72 Experience

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Inglewood, CA

SoFi Stadium

6/7/2023 – 8/13/2023

On or about 8/14/2023

One (1) regional prize winner selected from among eligible entrants who are residents of CA or NV.

M72 Experience

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Glendale, AZ

State Farm Stadium

6/7/2023 – 8/20/2023

On or about 8/21/2023

One (1) regional prize winner selected from among eligible entrants who are residents of AZ or CA.

M72 Experience

Sunday, November 5, 2023

St. Louis, MO

The Dome at America’s Center

6/7/2023 – 10/22/2023

On or about 10/23/2023

One (1) regional prize winner selected from among eligible entrants who are residents of IL or MO.

M72 Experience

Sunday, November 12, 2023

Detroit, MI

Ford Field

6/7/2023 – 10/31/2023

On or about 11/1/2023

One (1) grand prize winner selected from among all eligible entrants.


Note:  There is a maximum of one (1) prize award per person or household during entire Registration Period.  If eligible entries are less than the scheduled number of prizes, then associated prizes shall not be awarded.


All potential prize winners will be notified initially by phone and/or email following their selection and determination as a potential prize winner.  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 accept the designated prize award (see below).  The potential winner will then receive official notification via email delivery.  If any selected winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, or is unable or unwilling to 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 all prize winners, designated prize awards and all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding. 


All of the following will apply to each winner: 1) Winner will be required to complete and return, within 1-day of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form including an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (publicity release where permitted), and a W-9 form (Note: Winner’s travel guest must also complete and sign the liability/publicity release form, and must be 21 or older);  2) Winner may be required to present a copy of a valid social security card and a valid driver’s license or equivalent government-issued identification as a condition of receiving any prize;  and 3) Winner is responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) on all prizes awarded, and all prize winners shall be issued a 1099 form reflecting the value of his/her prize award.    


First Prize Award (Maximum 5 first prize winners – one per designated concert):  Each first prize winner shall receive:


Seat locations as solely determined and designated by Sponsor, based upon availability.  Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each first prize:  $200.  ARV of all available first prize awards: $1,000.


All transportation including air or ground transportation, accommodations, hotel transfers, parking, meals, gratuities, 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 any travel delays or difficulty, and no additional prize substitution or compensation will be provided by Sponsor in event travel disruptions prevent attending any part or all of event. 


Grand Prize Award (Maximum 1 grand prize winner):  The grand prize winner shall receive:


Seat locations as solely determined and designated by Sponsor, based upon availability.  ARV of grand prize award: $3,500.


All other costs and expenses related to grand prize acceptance, redemption and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of winner and guests, including but not limited to ground transportation, airport transfers, parking, travel or departure taxes, baggage check fees, airline seat assignment fees, hotel resort fees, meals, gratuities, any incidental expenses, and all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes).  Winner and guests 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.  Sponsor not responsible for late, lost, damaged or stolen luggage. 


Grand Prize winner’s guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her state of residence, and winner and guest will be required to execute and return a liability/publicity release prior to prize award and travel.  It is recommended that each winner and guest obtain sufficient personal insurance prior to departure.  Winner and guest hereby release Sponsor from any duty to provide, check, or verify any and all necessary travel identification, birth certificates, and any other travel or identification 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 guest.


Travel dates will be based upon availability and are subject to change.  Sponsor is not responsible for any flight cancellations, travel delays or difficulty.  If travel delays or difficulty prevent arrival in time for any and all elements of trip, Sponsor is not responsible for awarding any compensation in lieu thereof.  Winner and his/her guests 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. If actual value of prize is lower than the stated maximum value of grand prize when prize is procured and fulfilled, then the difference will not be awarded to the winner. 


Winner and guest, at their own expense, shall be subject to qualifying conditions of travel including any COVID-19 testing and/or vaccination requirements or policy of the travel providers and departure and destination location, and are solely responsible for their behavior while traveling or in attendance at any associated event or activity, and must follow the instructions and direction of any associated Staff, and Security, and at all times must behave in an appropriate and responsible manner.  If winner or guest fails to comply with or violates the policy of any travel service provider or venue, behaves in an inappropriate, irresponsible or offensive manner, or is deemed by staff or security to have violated any travel service provider or venue policy, be disruptive or to be a security threat in any manner, the winner and guests may be blocked from travel, ejected from the event, or ejected from hotel, and shall immediately forfeit any remaining portion of the prize award.  Winner and guest are solely responsible for any travel costs and expenses related to extended quarantine requirements in the departure or return location.


General Prize Conditions: Note:  No alcoholic beverage is part of any prize award.  Resale of tickets is prohibited.  The terms and conditions of each ticket awarded as a prize will govern in the event of any concert delay, cancellation, postponed, rescheduling or attendance restriction for any reason including but not limited to weather, pandemic, an Act of God, Force Majeure, government regulation or restrictions, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance, work stoppage, or any other reason. Sponsor will not be responsible for concert date or performance delay, rescheduling, postponement or cancellation for any reason including but not limited to weather, pandemic, an Act of God, Force Majeure, government regulation or restriction, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance, work stoppage, or any other reason.  No substitute prize award or compensation shall be provided by Sponsor in the event of any concert or performance delay, postponement, rescheduling or cancellation for any reason, and winner shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the ticket and shall solely look to the ticket provider.


Each ticket and admittance to concert are subject to the terms and conditions and policy and procedures and rules of conduct of the event and venue, including admittance policy related to any COVID-19 testing and/or vaccination requirements.  Winner and guest are solely responsible for completing any necessary COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements and are solely responsible for any associated costs. 


Winner and guest agree to comply with all applicable event and venue regulations in connection with the prize. Sponsor and event/venue reserve the right to remove or deny entry to any winner and/or his/her guest who do not comply with requirement polices, engage in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person at the event.  Each winner and guest shall be solely responsible for their behavior while in attendance at the event, must follow the instructions of Sponsor, policy of the event/venue and directions from any associated staff or security.  If winner or any guest violates the standards of the event/venue, 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 venue and event, and shall immediately forfeit the remaining prize award.


Prize winners must accept delivery of prize in the method as solely determined and designated by Sponsor, by pick up in person with a valid photo ID at the Will Call pick up window during normal Will Call hours for each associated concert, or as otherwise determined and designated by Sponsor.  Prize award shall be available ONLY under the eligible winner’s name, and winner must accept ticket delivery in person.  Sponsor not responsible will any issues in delivery, receipt or acceptance of Will Call tickets including by not limited to travel difficulty, lost, stolen or misplaced tickets, errors or mistakes by Will Call ticket box office, or inability of winner to be present during scheduled Will Call hours.


Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to deliver tickets in an alternate manner where applicable including via digital/mobile delivery, email or shipping of physical tickets.  In event of alternate delivery method, prize shall be transferred via mobile delivery, emailed, delivered and/or shipped only to the designated winner email, mobile number or residential address as submitted during initial online registration and/or as provided during winner notification, via the method as designated by Sponsor.  Winner is solely responsible for any required software application for access to mobile or digital ticket delivery.   In the event of shipment delivery, carrier will be as determined and designated by Sponsor (i.e. UPS, USPS or other Sponsor designated carrier), or as otherwise specified by Sponsor.  Once emailed, delivered/transferred via email, mobile delivery and/or shipped, prize shall be considered as awarded and delivered, and Sponsor shall not be responsible for actual receipt of delivery by winner.  Sponsor shall not be responsible for any lost, late, undelivered, misdirected, damaged or stolen delivery; or any incorrect delivery address or information provided by winner during registration or prize claim.  In the event of any delivery issues, including undelivered, misdirected, lost or stolen deliveries, Sponsor shall have no responsibility to replace the prize award, and prize award shall not be substituted by Sponsor with any alternate prize award or compensation.  Winner shall look solely to designated shipper/carrier for any lost, damaged, stolen or mis-delivered packages and not to Sponsor for any delivery issues.


All other costs and expenses related to prize delivery, acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of each winner, including but not limited to delivery charges, travel, accommodations, any incidental expenses and all applicable taxes.  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 any 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, the Released Parties and their designees to use entrants’ names, likenesses, images, biographical information, and cities and states of residence 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 winners.  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 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 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 any prize winner(s) 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 for each prize pool as of the date and time of each drawing as outlined above.  


Official Rules & Winners List:  For a copy of these Official Rules, or the name of prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 12/30/2023 to: Blackened Whiskey M72 Concert Experience Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ  07095.  PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, official rules or winners list.


Sponsor:  This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Sweet Amber Distilling Co., PO Box 1760, Santa Monica, CA 90406.


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