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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Upgrade Your Audio Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by BDG Media, Inc., located at 315 Park Avenue South, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10010 (“Sponsor”).
Subject to these Official Rules, the Sweepstakes is open only to permanent legal U.S. residents physically residing in the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry. Employees of Sponsor and Cheddar Inc. (“Partner”), and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Sweepstakes, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Sweepstakes. THE SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET, OR WHERE THE METHODS OF ENTRY SET FORTH BELOW WOULD BE DEEMED CONSIDERATION. ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS APPLY.
The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on November 5, 2019 and ends at 11:59 PM EDT on November 8, 2019 (“Entry Period”).
HOW TO ENTER:
No purchase or payment is necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. During the Entry Period, enter the Sweepstakes through visiting https://www.inverse.com/inverse-email-giveaways and submit an entry form. You may only submit one (1) entry per person. Alternatively, you may use the Alternative Method of Entry below.
Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated means or scripts. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void.
Alternative Method of Entry (“AMOE”):
You may also enter the Sweepstakes by mail as follows. On a plain 3” x 5” index card, legibly handprint or type your first name, last name, date of birth, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address (if any) and mail your completed 3” x 5” card to Win The Ultimate VIP Las Vegas Experience: 315 Park Avenue South, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10010. To be considered eligible in the Sweepstakes, AMOE entries must be postmarked no later than October 11, 2019. Each AMOE card received will be considered as one (1) entry for that entrant.
Regardless of the method used to enter this Sweepstakes, the maximum number of entries allowed during the Entry Period is one (1) per entrant.
One (1) grand prize winner, with such prize (the “Prize”) consisting of: (a) one (1) Sonos One (Gen 2) speaker, (b) one (1) set of Apple AirPods. The total approximate retail value of the Prize is Three Hundred Fifty-Eight United States Dollars (US$358).
Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award any prizes other than the Prizes specified in these Official Rules. The Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions (including, without limitation, for cash) are permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any Prize if such Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of the Prizes, and any related shipping and handling charges.
To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Rules, within six (6) months after the end of the Entry Period, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Upgrade Your Audio Sweepstakes, 315 Park Avenue South, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10010.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of Prizes. With respect to Prize fulfillment, (i) Sponsor shall be responsible for fulfilling the Sonos One (Gen 2) component of the Prize and (ii) Partner shall be responsible for fulfilling the Apple AirPods component of the Prize.
The winning entry for the Prize will be chosen at random from all eligible entries during the Entry Period. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the potential winner, the potential winner will be deemed to be the person in whose name the email account is registered.
The Sweepstakes will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Winners will be notified by email; provided, however, that Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate method of notification. Winners must claim their Prize within three (3) days after the date of notification of such Prize. A Sweepstakes winner’s failure to respond to the Prize notification within the specified three (3) day period will be considered such Sweepstakes winner’s forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate potential winners will be contacted for the Prize.
GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES:
By entering the Sweepstakes or accepting a Prize, you agree to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return (and winning may be conditioned upon the winner executing and returning) to Sponsor, within seven (7) days, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release drafted by Sponsor to be eligible for the Prize or an alternate winner will be selected. Winners may be required in Sponsor’s sole discretion to complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. Winner may also be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a Prize.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, your acceptance of a Prize constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any compensation to such entrant or any review or approval rights, notifications, or permissions; and constitutes your consent to disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties (including, without limitation, placing the winner’s name on a winner’s list).
An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Sweepstakes is at entrant’s own risk. Sponsor shall not be liable for: (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner in connection with an entry; (2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes; (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from downloading any application or otherwise in connection with this Sweepstakes; or (5) any warranty with respect to any Prize or any component thereof. THE PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE ANY, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE PRIZES.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE HEREIN OR OTHERWISE, SPONSOR AND/OR ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED WITH RESPECT TO ANY SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR (A) ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS), (B) DATA LOSS OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, AND/OR (C) ANY MATTER BEYOND SUCH PARTIES’ REASONABLE CONTROL.
DISCLAIMER FOR ONLINE SWEEPSTAKES PAGES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ELIGIBILITY: Inverse Subscribers Monthly Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is only open to individuals that are actively subscribed to Inverse’s Inverse Daily Email for a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to the then-applicable, monthly drawing (the “Minimum Subscription Requirement”), who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at time of entry. Employees of Inverse (“Inverse”) and subsidiaries, affiliates, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and all other companies involved in this Sweepstakes and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to enter or win. Sweepstakes governed by U.S. law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY: Inverse Daily Email subscribers who meet the Minimum Subscription Requirement are automatically entered into the Sweepstakes for that quarter’s drawing.
SUBSCRIBER TIERS: There shall be one (1) drawing for each tier of Inverse Daily Email subscriber. Tiers are determined based upon the percentage of Inverse Daily Emails the entrant has opened during the sixty (60) days preceding the applicable drawing: (i) Bronze tier: entrant has opened under 50% or less of the Inverse Daily Emails; (ii) Silver tier: entrant has opened 51% to 75% of Inverse Daily Emails; (iii) Gold tier: entrant has opened 76% to 89% of Inverse Daily Emails; and Platinum tier: entrant has opened 90% to 100% of Inverse Daily Emails.
OPT OUT: If you wish to be an Inverse Daily Email subscriber but do not wish to participate in the Sweepstakes, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be removed from the Sweepstakes drawings until further notice from you.
PRIZE AND ITS APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE “ARV”: For each monthly drawing, the ARV of the prize shall be as follows:
Bronze tier: Fifty Dollars ($50)
Silver tier: One Hundred Dollars ($100)
Gold tier: Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($250)
Platinum tier: Five Hundred Dollars ($500)
Inverse will communicate the prize for each tier prior to the drawing. Prize images depicted in advertising and promotional materials may vary from the actual prize as any depiction of prize is for illustrative purposes only. The trademarks associated with prizes are the property of their respective owners, who are not affiliated with this Sweepstakes in any fashion whatsoever, and no endorsement is suggested or implied.
Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
WINNER SELECTION: Potential winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible Entries received during the applicable Sweepstakes Entry Period. Random drawing will be conducted on or about 3/31, 4/30, 5/31 6/30, 7/31, 8/31, 9/30, 10/31, 11/30, 12/31 by a representative from Inverse (“judges”) whose decisions are final.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be announced in the Inverse Daily Email following the drawing and will be notified by individual e-mail as well and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and a Publicity Release within seven (7) days of notification date or an alternate winner will be selected. If an Affidavit or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential winner is determined by Inverse in its sole discretion to be ineligible, or if a potential winner declines or is unable for any reason to accept the prize for any reason, that potential winner will be disqualified and if there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner selected at random from all of the corresponding non-winning Entries (from the applicable tier of the disqualified winner(s)). Attempts will be made to contact and/or verify up to two alternate winners. After three attempts to verify a winner for the unfulfilled prize fails, the prize will not be awarded. No substitutions are permitted except if prize or any portion of prize is unavailable, in which case a prize or portion of prize of comparable or greater value will be awarded. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is non-assignable or transferable except to a surviving spouse.
Should a winner be found to make any false statement(s) or not in compliance with these Official Rules, he or she will be disqualified and required to promptly return the prize to Inverse. At Inverse’s discretion, winners may be subject to, and may be required to consent to, a background check, and failure to sign such consents and authorizations and/or to furnish all required information may result in disqualification. If background check results are unsatisfactory as determined by Inverse in its sole discretion, winner be disqualified and time permitting, at Inverse’s sole discretion, an alternate winner may be selected. Winner(s) is responsible for all federal, state, local and sales and income taxes. Winner is required to provide his/her Social Security number to Inverse’s representative for tax reporting purposes. An IRS 1099 Form will be prepared and filed in the name of the winner for the value of the prize. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and Inverse, and release Inverse, and its affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance and use of prize. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of prize. Inverse is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.
In the event Inverse is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to satellite or equipment failure, or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or other cause not within Inverse’s control, Inverse shall have the right to terminate the Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions.
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, Entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at time of Entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. Inverse is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illegible entries; or (ii) human or technical error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of Entries, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive Entry information by Inverse on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (ii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Inverse, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Inverse reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted, (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select winner from among all eligible Entries received prior to withdrawal.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND INVERSE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: IN NO EVENT WILL INVERSE OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ENTRY IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND PRIZE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
DISPUTES; GOVERNING LAW: Entrants waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Sweepstakes. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of New York, City of New York.
SPONSOR: BDG Media, Inc.
WINNER’S LIST: For a winners list, please refer to the applicable Inverse Daily Emails