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Rookie of the Year Pedal Sweepstakes:
PROMOTION PERIOD: Begins May 30, 2019 to June 23, 2019 11:59 PM CST | Enter by answering the questions and filling out the form. ONE ENTRY PER EMAIL ADDRESS OR IP ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER (per person) | PRIZE: Majority vote Rookie Pedal of the year 2018 | ODDS: Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entrants | WINNERS INFORMED: By email or sms message by Sunday July 12th, 2019 | OFFICIAL PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Within 5 days of winner claiming their prize | Prizes MUST be claimed within 48 hours of notice or prize claim will expire | This drawing is OPEN to all U.S. residents 18 years of age or older. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. All other rules apply, see below.
Contests are sponsored by Retail Endeavors, LLC, a Minnesota limited liability company d/b/a Riff City Guitar & Music Company (“Sponsor”). All Contests are governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Contest Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. Contests are subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and are void where prohibited by law, or where registration or prior filings are required.
Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of any giveaway, sweepstakes or contest, has the right to void any submissions or entries that it deems ineligible for any reason, including but not limited to, not following contest rules, excessive voting by means of electronic or automated methods, or making disparaging comments about the sponsor or a promotion.
Promotions are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter or any other entity other than Sponsor. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor. We release Facebook, YouTube and Twitter from any liabilities associated with contests sponsored by Riff City Guitar.
Unless otherwise stated in the Current Contest Section, Contests are open to all residents who have a valid e-mail address, phone number OR an active account on the app or social media platform where the contest is being hosted prior to the end of the Promotion Period (as defined below). Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant. This includes direct entrants as well as voting participants.
Any entrant shall be the authorized holder of the email account or phone number which submitted the entry, as determined by the email account host.
Employees, contractors, directors, shareholders and officers of Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling or spouse of each) or those living in the same household of such parties are not eligible.
USE OF FAN VOTING EXCHANGES ARE NOT ALLOWED
Use of voting exchange sites, automated entry or voting programs and/or devices or any other action which in any way compromises the contest’s integrity or fairness are prohibited. Contestants that use any automated system of any kind, or services in which a vote is “paid for” by monetary or or other valuable exchange such as “you vote for me, I will then vote for you” are not allowed. Contestants using such services will be disqualified immediately upon the identification of such activity. This includes any posting/forum or service in which there is an implied intent of vote buying or trading.
USE OF WINNER’S NAME IN PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT IS REQUIRED
By entering the contest you agree to be announced publicly as the winner in any format or platform the SPONSOR deems appropriate at the time of announcement, should you win any prize or contest.
Contests are void where prohibited by law, or where registration or prior filings are required.
DO NOT ENTER IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OR DO NOT AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
The Promotion Period (“Promotion Period”) is as stated above in the CURRENT CONTEST(S) list, adjacent to the requisite CONTEST NAME. All entries (submissions) must be received during the Promotion Period stated above (the “Submission Period”). Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten the any Contest at its sole discretion.
HOW TO ENTER
To enter, follow the directions posted in the contest entry page, social media post or the specific entry directions listed for each specific contest on the rules page linked to the contest entry form/post. There you will be directed to simply “like” or “comment” on the contest post OR you will be directed to enter the contest through the Sponsor Facebook Page using the respective CONTEST tab on the Sponsor’s Facebook Page. If the contest is posted on a specific CONTEST tab, entrants must fill out all required fields on the entry form to participate in the Contest. After submitting the required information on the entry form, the entrant will receive one (1) entry into the drawing. Sponsor is not responsible for late, incomplete or duplicate entries.
All contest entries must be original material and shall not include anything that infringes upon any third party rights. Entries shall not include any trademarks, copyrighted material, names or other material of any third parties whom entrant does not otherwise have permission to use. If Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that any entry contains any material that is not original, libelous, fraudulent or defamatory or which infringes on any third party rights, including a party’s privacy rights or rights of publicity, Sponsor may disqualify and void such entries in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entries should not include another company’s logo, name or other intellectual property. In the event of use of any other party’s likeness or name as part of an entry, as a condition to entry, a signed written consent and waiver from such person whose likeness is used within the entry shall be submitted with the entry.
By submitting an entry an entrant warrants and represents that the entry consists of entrant’s own original material that does not infringe on any third party rights, is not libelous, fraudulent or defamatory.
Upon submitting an entry, entrant agrees that entrant’s submission is a work made for hire under U.S. Copyright laws, or otherwise, if not deemed a work made for hire, entrant irrevocably transfers, conveys and assigns any and all right, title and interest in the entry to Sponsor and irrevocably waives any and all intellectual property rights, privacy/publicity rights or other legal rights that entrant may have in such entry, including, but not limited to any copyright or trademark rights an entrant may have in the entry. Entrant grants Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies the exclusive right to store, copy, modify, publish, post, display, exhibit and use in any manner Sponsor determines, in perpetuity throughout the world, and in relation to any product or service, any element of the entrant’s entry in any and all media without compensation, or need for additional approval from entrant or any other party. All entrants waive, release and hold Sponsor harmless from any and all claims that Sponsor’s use of the entry in any advertising, web content or other material or media infringes on any of the works or materials within entrant’s entry.
All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. The winner will be announced on or about the WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT DATE stated above adjacent to the CONTEST NAME. Announcement and instructions for prize collection will be sent to the e-mail address supplied on the potential prize winner’s entry form or announced in a post on the social media platform used to host the contest. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring the e-mail account submitted during the contest entry for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to the Contest. If the contest does not require the submission of any entrant contact information, such as in the case of, but not limited to Facebook or Youtube hosted contests, the WINNER will be responsible to monitor that channel for the announcement of the winner. Please note that in most social media platforms we are not allowed to send private messages to individuals- so there will be no way for us to directly contact the winner of social media based contests. It is necessary for all contestants to monitor the channel where the contest has been hosted for any prize related information. UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED BY THE SPECIFIC CONTEST DETAILS, ALL PRIZES MUST BE SHIPPED TO A VERIFIABLE US SHIPPING ADDRESS. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) or cannot provided a VERIFIABLE US SHIPPING ADDRESS within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable for any reason, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. In any case where a prize is forfeited, the runner up shall be notified and given the same opportunity as the previously designated winner. If the contest winner was randomly selected, a new drawing will be conducted to select a new winner.
EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form as a condition to receipt of the prize. If a potential winner fails to comply with these Official Rules, that potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes may not be awarded if an insufficient number of eligible entries are received.
PRIZES: Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of any prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void, remove or disqualify suspect entries at issue or entries it deems non-compliant with these Official Rules. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, broadband provider, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise or any other malfunction, failure or error of any third party outside of Sponsor’s reasonable control.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST OR SPONSOR’S USE OF SUCH ENTRY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT, COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, DEFAMATION OR VIOLATION OF ANY PRIVACY OR PUBLICITY RIGHT AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.
Entrants agree that this Contest shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota, and by entering, all entrants agree that any claims or disputes arising from or related to this Contest shall be resolved in Minnesota.
This contest is sponsored by:
Riff City Guitar
PO Box 129
Saint Joseph, MN 56374
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