Dos de Mayo Sweeps Rules

Official Rules for The Rolling Stone Dos de Mayo Sweepstakes


Open to legal residents of the contiguous United States and Washington DC (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF UTAH, ALASKA, HAWAII, OVERSEAS MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, PUERTO RICO, AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES) who as of 3/15/14 are twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

Sponsor: Heineken USA Inc. (“Sponsor”) Sweepstakes Administrator: Rolling Stone LLC (“Administrator”)

1. How to Enter:

a. To enter ‘The Rolling Stone Dos de Mayo Sweepstakes’ (the “Sweepstakes”), visit the RollingStone.com website at RollingStone.com/dosdemayo and follow the registration and entering directions provided therein. Limit one entry per person. Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on 3/15/14. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on 4/13/14 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

b. Participants may not enter with multiple email addresses nor may entrants use any other device or artifice to enter multiple times or under multiple identities. Any participant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter multiple times will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in Sponsor and/or Administrator’s discretion.

c. No mechanically reproduced or computer generated entries permitted. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or entries containing incorrect or incomplete information. Sponsor and Administrator are 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 Administrator and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the entries.

2. Winner(s):

a. Selection of Winner. One (1) winner will be selected from a random drawing held on or about 4/14/14 from among all eligible entries received by Administrator. The winners will be notified by e-mail or telephone. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for any change of email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of entrants.

b. Decisions of Sponsor and/or Administrator 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”):

• Trip for two (2) to Los Angeles, California with paid round-trip coach airfare from major airport nearest to Winner’s residence and hotel stay for two (2) nights (single room, double occupancy);

• Guaranteed VIP entry to ‘The Rolling Stone Dos de Mayo Celebration’, occurring on May 2nd, 2014 (the “Event”)

• Meet and Greet during Event with performing DJ or Band

• Round trip ground transportation between airport and hotel, and round trip ground transportation between hotel and Event.

b. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize: $3500. Actual retail value of the Prize may vary. Winner will not receive difference from actual and approximate retail value. If winner cannot travel on the dates required to attend the Event, winner will forfeit the Prize in its entirety and Sponsor and/or Administrator may, at their option, either select a second place 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, additional hotel stays, airfare and related expenses, 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. Sponsor and/or Administrator reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Event date subject to change at discretion of Sponsor and/or Administrator.

4. General:

a. Employees, directors and officers of Sponsor, Administrator, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) 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, Sponsor and/or Administrator 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. Potential finalists must execute Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability Form(s) within 5 days of notification. Such documents shall include, without limitation, a full release of liability for all Released Parties. 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. Winner’s travel companion must also execute a Release of Liability Form prior to ticketing. Winner’s travel companion must be 21 or older as of 3/15/14. 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 Sponsor and/or Administrator, air travel is not required due to prize Winner’s proximity to prize location, ground transportation may be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor and/or Administrator’s sole discretion. Sponsor and Administrator will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates, or vouchers or certificates.

e. By participating in the Sweepstakes and accepting any prize, entrants and Winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, their 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, including without limitation the Event, 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 and/or Administrator’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 without additional compensation, by Sponsor and/or Administrator, 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. Sponsor and/or Administrator 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. Sponsor and/or Administrator 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 cancellation, Sponsor and/or Administrator will randomly award the prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to cancellation. 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 AND ADMINISTRATOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

h. Winner acknowledges that Released Parties have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the respective manufacturers’ terms therefore, and Winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee.

i. 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.

j. 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 Sponsor of the Sweepstakes: Heineken USA Inc., 245 Park Ave, New York, NY 10167 The Administrator of the Sweepstakes: Rolling Stone LLC, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104 6. For details of Sponsor and Administrator’s policies regarding the use of personal information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes, visit Heineken USA’s privacy policy at http://www.theheinekencompany.com/cookie-policy and Rolling Stone’s privacy policy at http://www.rollingstone.com/services/privacypolicy

6. Winner’s List:

For names of prize winners, after 4/20/14, send a separate, stamped, self-addressed, No.10 envelope to: The Rolling Stone Dos de Mayo Sweepstakes c/o Sara Katzki, Rolling Stone, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104.

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