The Busker Irish Whiskey Discovery 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 FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.), 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:  The Busker Irish Whiskey Discovery Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”).

 

Sweepstakes Dates: Sweepstakes registration begins at 12:00:00am Eastern Time (“ET”) on 2/1/2021 and ends at 11:59:59pm ET on 4/1/2021 (the “Registration Period”).  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. or 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 The Busker Irish Whiskey, Disaronno International, LLC (collectively “Sponsor”), Million Dollar Media, LLC (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), each of their respective franchisees, parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors or wholesalers, alcohol 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:  There are two methods of entry:

 

1.     Text:  You may initiate participation via text during the Registration Period, if you are located within the (50) United States or D.C. 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 (68683) with the designated key word (THEBUSKER) in the body of the message.  You will receive an automated text reply providing a link to the registration website at www.TheBusker.com/BuskItDiscovery.  Click the link, and follow the prompts to complete your online entry (see online registration instructions 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 4/1/2021.

 

2.     Online Registration: To enter directly online (without sending a text), scan the QR Code using your mobile device’s camera or visit www.TheBusker.com/BuskItDiscovery during the “Registration Period”, and follow the online entry instructions to enter and participate.  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 11:59pm ET on 4/1/2021 to be eligible. 

 

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.

 

Limit one entry per person and per valid email address during the entire registration period.  Once registered, your registered email address may be used to login for return visits to participate in the online instant win game up to one time per day (see below). 

 

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.

 

How to Play – Online Game:  After completing the online registration page (first time visitors) or logging in with your registered email address (for return visitors), visit the game play page on the contest website.  The game play page will display four (4) Busker Irish Whiskey bottles.  To determine if you are a prize winner, click one (1) of the four (4) available Busker Irish Whiskey bottles. 

 

After clicking a Busker Irish Whiskey bottle image on the game play screen, the website will determine if the participant is a potential prize winner, and the participant shall receive an online message verifying if they are a potential winner.  If they are not a winner, they will receive a non-winning message.  If the participant is determined as a potential winner, they will receive a winner confirmation message, AND an associated unique prize claim code on their results page.  If the participant does not receive the winner confirmation message and a valid unique prize claim code for any reason, or receives the non-winning results message, then that participant will not be a prize winner for that game play attempt. 

 

Eligible participants may return to the contest website to play the online instant win game up to one time per day, each day during the Sweepstakes period.  Each ‘day’ shall be defined as occurring between 12:00:00am ET to 11:59:59pm ET, and the Contest Administrator’s time clock shall be the sole determinant of the eligible time period.

 

Prize winners will be randomly determined throughout the Sweepstakes Period.  A maximum total of four hundred and ninety nine (499) winners will be randomly determined during the entrie Sweepstakes period, based upon randomly selected and predetermined winning dates and times.  The first eligible participant who participates at or following a scheduled winning date and time, shall receive a winning prize message and unique prize claim code, and shall be eligible to claim the prize award for that attempt (see below). 

 

Maximum of one prize award per person, email address or household during the entire Sweepstakes period.  After receiving a winning prize message or being determined as an eligible prize winner, contestants may not be re-awarded another prize during the entire Sweepstakes period to the same individual, email or household. 

 

Claiming a prize award:  Eligible contestants receiving an online winner confirmation message, must print or record their unique prize claim code, and must follow the online instructions provided.  Eligible prize winners will receive a prize claim form via email within 2 – 4 weeks from their online notification of a winning attempt or determination of being a potential prize winner. 

 

Prize Award and Delivery:  The available instant win prize award, number of prizes available and approximate retail value (ARV) of each prize are as follows: 

Instant Win Prize Award Description

Max. # Available

ARV

Busker Irish Whiskey Merchandise including

  • One (1) Busker branded key chain
  • One (1) Busker branded tshirt
    • Note:  size based upon availability, and as solely determined and designated by Sponsor

(499)

$10.00

 

Total maximum value of all available prize awards: $4,990.

 

Prize Awards:  The maximum number of prize awards available during the entire Sweepstakes Period are as listed above.  No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded for any reason.  Each prize winner will receive online instructions for prize redemption, and/or may be contacted by the Sweepstakes Administrator to confirm or coordinate prize delivery.  In the event any scheduled prize is unavailable at time of prize award, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an alternate prize of equal or greater value at its sole discretion. 

 

Prize winners must accept delivery of prize in the method as solely determined and designated by Sponsor.  Prize shall be shipped to the designated winner residential address as provided at the time of entry and/or winner notification via USPS or other Sponsor designated shipping/mail carrier, or as otherwise designated by Sponsor.  Allow approximately 8 – 12 weeks for delivery.  Once shipped, prize shall be considered awarded, delivered and fulfilled, and Sponsor shall not be responsible for any prize shipment that is lost, late, delayed, undelivered, misdirected, misdelivered, damaged or stolen, or any incorrect shipping address provided by winner.  In the event of any delivery issues, prize award shall not be replaced or substituted with any alternate prize award or compensation.  Winner shall look solely to designated shipper/carrier and not to Sponsor for any delivery issues.

 

IMPORTANT:  In the event of any technical or programming errors, tampering, or any error or malfunction of any kind that results in more than the scheduled number of participants being notified they are a prize winner – then all such claimants shall be placed into a random drawing, and the actual scheduled number of prize winners as listed above will be randomly selected from all participants receiving a prize notification or submitting a prize claim.  The maximum number of prize awards are as listed above, regardless of the number of participants who claim to have received, or who have actually received an online prize winner notification.

 

All of the following will apply to each potential instant win prize winner: 1) instant win prize winner will be required to complete and return, within 3-days of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form, an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability/publicity release (where permitted); 2) prize winner may be required to present a copy of a valid driver’s license or government I.D. and confirm their residential delivery address as a condition of receiving any prize;  3) Winners are responsible for paying all applicable taxes on prize(s). 

 

General Prize Conditions: All other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance, redemption and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of winner, including but not limited to delivery charges, or any incidental expenses.  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, including submission of any false information, 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, 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 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 for reasons including, but not limited to fraud, misconduct, regulatory requirements,  acts of God, pandemics, or if any technical issues, programming errors or failures destroy or threaten the integrity 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 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes, 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 winning a prize award are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received. 

 

Official Rules & Winners List:  For a copy of these Official Rules, or the name of prize winner(s), send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 5/31/2021 to: The Busker Irish Whiskey Discovery Sweepstakes, c/o Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ  07095.  PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, official rules or winners list. 

 

Sponsor:  This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Disaronno International, LLC, 80 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, NJ 08873.

 

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