Official Rules for the “Rolling Stone’s Ultimate Holiday Giftaway”Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF OVERSEAS MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, PUERTO RICO, AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES) who as of 12/1/2011 are 18 years of age or older.
Sponsor: Rolling Stone LLC (“Rolling Stone”)
1. How to Enter:
No mechanically reproduced or computer generated entries permitted. Not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or entries containing incorrect or incomplete information. Not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer, on-line, or Internet systems or services, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry or confirmation or winners notice on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, problems with rollingstone.com website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Sweepstakes. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Selection of Winners. Twelve (12) winners (each, a “Winner”) will be selected from a random drawing held on or about 12/13/2011 from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor. The Winners will be notified by e-mail or telephone. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.
Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
a. One (1) Winner will receive the following prize (a “Prize”): One (1) Starbucks holiday goodie bag, including the following items: Christmas Tumbler, one bag of Christmas Coffee Blend Coffee, $10 Starbucks Card, and one Holiday Gift Bag, with an Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $40 (a “Starbucks Holiday Goodie Bag”); and One (1) Rolling Stone T-shirt, with an ARV of $30.
b. One (1) Winner will receive the following Prize: One (1) Starbucks Holiday Goodie Bag; and One (1) $50 iTunes Gift Card, with an ARV of $50.
c. One (1) Winner will receive the following Prize: One (1) Starbucks Holiday Goodie Bag; and A one (1) year subscription to Rolling Stone, with an ARV of $19.95.
d. One (1) Winner will receive the following Prize: One (1) Starbucks Holiday Goodie Bag; and One (1) 8GB black Ipod Touch, with an ARV of $199.
e. One (1) Winner will receive the following Prize: One (1) Starbucks Holiday Goodie Bag; and One (1) pair of QuietComfort 15 Bose noise cancelling headphones, with an ARV of $299.95.
f. One (1) Winner will receive the following Prize: One (1) Starbucks Holiday Goodie Bag; and One (1) 16 GB black Wi-Fi iPad 2, with an ARV of $499.
g. One (1) Winner will receive the following Prize: One (1) Starbucks Holiday Goodie Bag; and One (1) Klipsch iGroove SXT Speaker for iPhone/iPod with an ARV of $149.95.
h. One (1) Winner will receive the following Prize: One (1) Starbucks Holiday Goodie Bag; and One (1) HP 2000z series laptop computer, with an ARV of $349.99.
i. One (1) Winner will receive the following Prize: One (1) Starbucks Holiday Goodie Bag; and One (1) Canon PowerShot SX150 IS digital camera, with an ARV of $249.99
j. One (1) Winner will receive the following Prize: One (1) Starbucks Holiday Goodie Bag; and One (1) Yamaha F335 acoustic guitar, with an ARV of $349.99
k. One (1) Winner will receive the following Prize: One (1) Starbucks Holiday Goodie Bag; and One (1) Panasonic DMP-BD75 blue-ray player , with an ARV of$99.99 One (1) Winner will receive the following Prize: One (1) Starbucks Holiday Goodie Bag; and One (1) 16GB blue iPod Nano, with an ARV of $149.
Actual retail value of the Prize(s) may vary. Winner is responsible for any expenses not expressly included in the Prize description. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
Employees, directors and officers of Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, and their immediate family members and/or those living in same household are not eligible.
No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except as provided herein. Prizes are non-redeemable for cash. In the event of unavailability, Sponsor may substitute a prize of greater or equal value.
All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more. Consult with your tax professional regarding potential tax implications.
Potential finalists must execute Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability Form(s) within 10 days of notification. Noncompliance, or return of prize notification as undeliverable or inability to locate finalist within 5 days after notification will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate finalist.
By participating in the Sweepstakes and accepting any prize, entrants and Winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, "Released Parties") from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any loss, harm, damage, injury, cause of action, claim, cost or expense (including without limitation any property damage, personal injury and/or death) arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including without limitation participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and/or possession, acceptance, use or misuse of any prize.
Released Parties are not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.
Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes consent to use entrant’s name, biographical information, image and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Entrant releases and holds harmless the Released Parties for any liability, claims and causes of action based on defamation or violation of rights of publicity or privacy.
Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of rollingstone.com or who is otherwise in violation of the Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes in the event the Sweepstakes is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, or technical failures of any kind. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR TAMPER WITH OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding with regard to all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of laws principles, and the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the State and Federal Court located in New York County and agree that such courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.
5. The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Rolling Stone LLC, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104.6. Winner’s List:
For name of prize Winners, after 12/13/2011, send a separate, stamped, self-addressed, No.10 envelope to: “Rolling Stone’s Ultimate Holiday Giftaway” Attention: Justin Harris, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104.