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Official Rules for the “Win A Trip to a Paul McCartney Concert” Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Open to legal residents of the continental United States and Washington DC only (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF ALASKA, HAWAII, OVERSEAS MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, PUERTO RICO, AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES) who as of 6/24/2011 are 18 years of age or older. 

Sponsors: Rolling Stone LLC (“Rolling Stone”) and AEG Live Productions LLC (“AEG”)

1.  How to Enter:

a.   To enter the “Win a Trip to a Paul McCartney Concert” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), visit the rollingstone.com website at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/win-tickets-to-see-paul-mccartney-in-chicago-20110624 and follow the registration and entry directions provided therein.  Limit one entry per person.  Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on 6/24/2011. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on 7/4/2011. For privacy policy, visit http://www.rollingstone.com/services/privacypolicy

b.   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 Winner’s 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 Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

2.            Winner:

a.   Selection of Winner.  One (1) winner (the “Winner”) will be selected from a random drawing held on or about 7/5/2011 from among all eligible entries received by Sponsors. The Winner will be notified by e-mail or telephone. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

b.   Decisions of Sponsors are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Entrants must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfillment of all requirements.

3. Prize(s): 

a.     One (1) Winner will receive the following prize (the “Prize”):

  • Two (2) tickets to the Paul McCartney concert on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at Wrigley Field (the “Concert”)
  • Round-trip airfare from the major gateway airport nearest Winner’s residence to Chicago, Illinois for Winner and one (1) travel companion to attend the Concert;

  • Two (2) nights hotel stay for Winner and travel companion  on Saturday July 30, 2011 and Sunday, July 31, 2011 (standard room, double occupancy); and
  • A two hundred dollar ($200) American Express gift certificate.

b.         Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Prize: $1809.  Actual retail value of the Prize may vary depending on air flight fluctuations and distance between departure and destination. Winner will not receive difference from actual and approximate retail value. If the Winner cannot travel on the dates required to attend the Concert, Winner will forfeit the Prize in its entirety and Sponsors may, at their option, either select another winner in his or her place or be relieved of liability for fulfillment of the Prize. Winner is responsible for any expenses not expressly included in the Prize description, such as additional ground transportation expenses, hotel stays, airfare, incidentals, meals, beverages and any other expenses. Winner and travel companion must travel on the same itinerary.

c. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply.  Prize is subject to availability. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

4. General:

a.   Employees, directors and officers of Sponsors, or any of their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries or advertising or promotional agencies, and their immediate family members and/or those living in same household are not eligible.

b.  No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except as provided herein.  Prizes are non-redeemable for cash. In the event of unavailability, Sponsors may substitute a prize of greater or equal value.

c.    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.  

d.   The Winner must execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability Form(s) within 5 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 at Sponsors’ option, either selection of an alternate Winner or for Sponsor to be relieved of liability for fulfillment of the Prize.  All travel companions must also execute a Release of Liability Form prior to ticketing. Winner’s travel companion must be 18 years or older. Winner and travel companion will be solely responsible for obtaining valid identification relating to acceptance and use of the travel prize. If in the judgment of Sponsors, air travel is not required due to prize Winner’s proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Sponsors will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates.

e.   By participating in the Sweepstakes and, if the Winner, by accepting any prize, entrants and Winner agree to release and hold harmless Sponsors and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies, and the respective officers, directors, employees and agents of each of them (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, any travel-related activity, and/or possession, acceptance, use or misuse of any prize.

Released Parties shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by any performer(s)/event(s), air carrier(s), hotel(s), or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. The passenger contracts in use by the airlines or other transportation companies shall constitute the sole contracts with respect to the Winner's and his/her travel companion’s transportation and such contracts shall be solely between the Winner, his/her travel companion and such transportation companies. Released Parties shall not be parties to such contracts and shall assume no responsibility in this connection. Released Parties shall not be liable for any loss, theft or damage of cash, cameras, jewelry, securities, heirlooms, negotiable papers or other valuables.

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.  

f.     Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes consent to use entrant’s name, biographical information, image and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes 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.

g.   Sponsors reserve 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.  Sponsors further reserve 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 ENTRANT 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, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

h.   By participating, entrants (and his or her parents or legal guardians if the entrant is under the majority in their home state) 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.

i.      ARBITRATION and WAIVER OF CERTAIN DAMAGES: As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that (a) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other indirect damages, (b)  all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association before a single arbitrator located in New York County, New York; and (c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred including costs associated with entering this promotion, but in no event attorney’s fees.  Disputes 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.

5.         The Sponsors of the Sweepstakes are Rolling Stone LLC, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104 and AEG Live Productions LLC, 5750 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 501, Los Angeles CA 90036.

6.         Winner’s List:

 For name of prize Winner, after 7/5/2011, send a separate, stamped, self-addressed, No.10 envelope to: “Win a Trip to a Paul McCartney Concert” Attention Rolling Stone, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104.

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