Blackened Whiskey Rye the Lightning Giveaway

Official Rules




Giveaway Name:  Blackened Whiskey Rye the Lightning Giveaway (the “Giveaway”).


Giveaway Dates: Registration begins at 12:00:00pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on 4/26/2022 and ends immediately following when the first twenty thousand (20,000) eligible entries have been received, or at 11:59:59pm ET on 12/31/2022 whichever is earlier (the “Registration Period”).  Download codes for a digital copy of Metallica's live recording of the Ride the Lightning from Orion Music + More festival in Atlantic City, NJ (see prize description below) shall only be available to the first twenty thousand (20,000) eligible entrants beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET on 4/26/2022, while supplies last.  Supplies are limited.  The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void outside the (50) United States and D.C., and wherever restricted or prohibited 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, visit during the “Registration Period” and be among the first twenty thousand (20,000) eligible entrants to complete and submit the online registration form.  Giveaway is open only to the first twenty thousand (20,000) eligible entrants, while supplies last.  Supplies are limited.  (NOTE: in the event any entrant is determined to be ineligible, Sponsor reserves the right to re-open registration for any remaining unclaimed prizes – see prize description below.)  Eligible entrants must fully complete the online registration page with all required information including his/her name, valid email address, phone number (including area code), complete address (including city, state and zip), 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 among the first twenty thousand (20,000) eligible entries received and fully complete for all required information.  The Registration Period ends immediately following when the first twenty thousand (20,000) eligible entries have been received, or at 11:59:59pm ET on 12/31/2022 whichever is earlier (the “Giveaway Period”). 


Maximum of one entry per person, per valid email address and per household 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 Giveaway, you affirm that you have read and accepted these Official 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 Giveaway. 


Winner Determination and Notification (20,000 download codes available):  The first twenty thousand (20,000) eligible entries received, as solely determined and designated by Sponsor, shall be designated as potential prize winners.


Each potential winner will be emailed their unique download code for the prize award (see below) following their determination as being among the first twenty thousand (20,000) eligible entries received.  Sponsor/Administrator are not responsible for any email not received for any reason including blocked delivery, incorrect or invalid email provided by entrant or any email that is categorized as spam or junk.  It is each entrant’s responsibility to check their junk or spam folder for email delivery.  Decisions of the Administrator in the selection and determination of the winners and all matters relating to this Giveaway are final and binding. 


Prize Award (Maximum 20,000 winners):  Each prize winner shall receive: one (1) unique one time use code to download a digital copy of Metallica's live recording of the Ride the Lightning from Orion Music + More festival in Atlantic City, NJ - the only time the band has ever played the album live in its entirety.  The newly remixed version is available exclusively through BLACKENED American Whiskey.  Approximate retail value (ARV) of each prize award:  $.20.  Total ARV of all available prize awards:  $4,000.


NOTE:  No alcoholic beverage is part of any prize award.  Prize winners must accept delivery of prize via email, or via other delivery method as solely determined and designated by Sponsor.  Prize shall be emailed only to the valid email address as submitted during initial online registration.  Sponsor is not responsible for any email delivery issues including any email that is blocked from delivery, lost, or placed in spam or junk folder.  It is winner’s sole responsibility to configure email to receive delivery and/or check junk/spam folder.  Allow 4 – 8 weeks for prize delivery.


Once emailed, 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 email address provided by winner during registration.  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.  


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 Giveaway.  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 Giveaway 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 Giveaway, 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, pandemics, 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 Giveaway, 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 Giveaway.  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 Giveaway, including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or advertising of this Giveaway, administration or execution of the Giveaway, the cancellation of the Giveaway, 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 Giveaway website.


Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify, reschedule or terminate the Giveaway for any reason including, but not limited to acts of God, pandemics, force majeure, government regulatory action or ruling,  fraud, misconduct, or if any technical failures destroy or threaten the integrity of the Giveaway, 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 Giveaway as determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of early termination of the Giveaway, 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.


Official Rules & Winner List:  For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 2/15/2023 to: Blackened Whiskey Rye the Lightning Giveaway, c/o Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.


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


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