Sweepstakes rules

“Two Mavericks at the Same Time Sweepstakes”

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR ENTRY IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) ONLY AND WILL BY EACH COUNTRY’S APPLICABLE LAWS. Names, logos, and/or materials associated with prize descriptions are used for purposes of promotion and/or prize descriptions only and such use is not intended to suggest or imply sponsorship or endorsement of this Sweepstakes.

 

SPONSOR: SXSBlog, LLC, c/o Shinners & Cook, P.C., 4320 E Ashman Street, Midland, Midland, MI 48642 (the “Sponsor”)

 

DATES: The “Two Mavericks at the Same Time Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 16, 2023 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 7, 2023 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). For purposes of these Official Rules, all times are given in ET. The date and time stamp from the Website (defined below) will be the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

 

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to permanent legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia (collectively the “United States” or “US”) and permanent legal residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (or the age of majority in their province/territory or state of residence) (whichever is higher) at the time of entry (each, an “Entrant”). US RESIDENTS ONLY: If a US Entrant is selected as the potential grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”), he/she must have a unique, personal and valid social security number for Sponsor (defined below) to report the tax liability associated with acceptance of the grand prize (“Grand Prize”). If a Grand Prize-winning Entrant is a resident of Canada, he/she will not be required to submit a social security number; however, he/she must complete a form W8-BEN for Sponsor to report the winnings as required by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”). Valid social security numbers (US Entrants only) will be determined by IRS requirements as further defined in the “PRIZE CLAIMS” section of these Official Rules. Additionally, as a condition of receiving a prize, a potential Grand Prize-winning Entrant from Canada must first correctly answer a “Skill Testing Question” as further described in the “PRIZE CLAIMS” section of these Official Rules. Employees and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live, or persons living in the same household, whether related or not) of Sponsor, and each of its respective parent companies, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, advertising and agencies, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Independent Administrator”) (all of the aforementioned collectively referred to as the “Sweepstakes Entities”), are not eligible to participate. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, provincial/territorial, state, and local laws and regulations and is void outside the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, Canada (outside of Quebec) and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law. By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants indicate their full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator, which are final and binding in all respects. Winning the Grand Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

                                                                                                                                                

HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to receive entry into the Sweepstakes; (a) via product purchase (“Purchase”); or (b) by mail, without making a Purchase (the “Alternate Method of Entry” or “AMOE”). Entrants may enter via either of the entry methods listed below, solely or in combination. Regardless of the entry method(s) used to obtain entry into this Sweepstakes, there is a total limit of fifty (50) entries per person for the entire Sweepstakes Period. Entry instructions are below:

 

  1. Purchase:  To enter the Sweepstakes by making a Purchase, visit https://www.sxsblogparts.com/merch (the “Website”) and purchase a minimum of $10 worth of product by following the instructions to add the product(s) to your cart. When done purchasing product(s), click the shopping cart icon, select your payment method, and complete the transaction by following the instructions on the Website. Upon completing your Purchase and receiving your Purchase confirmation, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for every $10 spent (excluding tax and shipping).  Example:  An Entrant who purchases $10 in product will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.  An Entrant who purchases $36 in product will receive three (3) entries into the Sweepstakes. Regardless of the number of transactions made during the Sweepstakes Period, there is a total limit of fifty (50) entries per person for this Sweepstakes. Entrants may achieve the maximum number of entries via multiple Purchase transactions, the AMOE, or a combination of the two (2) entry methods. Product purchase at SXSBlogParts.com or SXSBlog.com/shop DO NOT qualify to earn entry into this Sweepstakes via Purchase.  Only product purchased via the Website (as described herein) qualify for entry into this Sweepstakes.  Any attempt to obtain entries by purchasing and returning product will void all the Entrants entries and result in disqualification from this Sweepstakes.
  2. Alternate Method of Entry (AMOE): To enter the Sweepstakes without making a Purchase, Entrants may enter for free, by mail as follows:  On a 3” x 5” card, legibly handprint or type your first name, last name, address, city/province, state/territory, zip/postal code, telephone number (including area code), date of birth and email address. Mail your completed 3” x 5” card in an envelope to: “SXS Triple Threat Sweepstakes”, 4320 E Ashman Street, Midland, Midland, MI 48642. Residents of Canada may omit postage. Mail entries must be postmarked by December 7, 2023 and received by December 14, 2023 to be considered eligible. Each envelope is considered two (2) entries into the Sweepstakes. Entrants may submit a maximum of twenty-five (25) individual envelopes to receive the maximum entry limit of fifty (50) via the AMOE entry method. Multiple entries submitted by a single Entrant in the same envelope or exceeding the entry limit above will not be considered eligible. Entries submitted or completed by anyone other than the Entrant are void. No mechanical reproductions will be accepted.  Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries for Entries.  All entries submitted by mail become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, or damaged mailed entries.

 

In the event an Entrant enters the Sweepstakes via a combination of Purchase and the AMOE, the maximum number of entries he/she will be allowed is fifty (50), even if the total number of entries submitted exceeds fifty (50). In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Account Holder (defined below) of the e-mail address connected with the email account from which the Purchase was sent. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. An Entrant may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the Entrant is the Authorized Account Holder of the email address associated with the entry. Any attempt by any Entrant to enter this Sweepstakes using multiple/different accounts or any other methods may void the Entrant’s entries and may result in disqualification, at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Use of any automated system to participate in the Sweepstakes is prohibited and may result in disqualification. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any entry that is lost, late, misdirected or  undeliverable, whether due to system errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmissions or any other reason, theft or destruction or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunication malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Late entries or entries sent via any other method than those stated above will not be accepted.

 

WINNING/NOTIFICATION:  On or about December 15, 2023, one (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing will be conducted by the Independent Administrator whose decisions are based upon their sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules and are final and binding in all respects. Odds of being selected as the Grand Prize Winner are dependent upon the total number of entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by the Sponsor via email within one (1) to three (3) business days from the date in which the random drawing takes place.  Grand Prize Winner will be required to complete Required Documents as further described in the “PRIZE CLAIMS” section below. A potential Grand Prize Winner from Canada will also be required to complete a Skills Testing Question as further described in the “PRIZE CLAIMS” section below. Sponsor will only make two (2) attempts to reach a potential Grand Prize Winner via email within a seventy-two (72) hour time-period. In the event the Sponsor cannot reach a potential Grand Prize Winner after two (2) attempts have been made, the original potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Grand Prize Winner (selected randomly as outlined above) will be notified until one (1) Grand Prize Winner is confirmed.

 

PRIZE CLAIMS:  Except where prohibited, the potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (the “Release”, which must be notarized for US resident winners) and an IRS Form W-9 (“W-9 Form” for US Residents) or IRS Form W8-BEN (“W8-BEN Form” for Canadian Residents) and any other documents required by Sponsor, including the Skill Testing Question discussed below (collectively, the “Required Documents”) within seven (7) days or less from receipt of Notification from the Independent Administrator by email. Additionally, as a condition of receiving any prize, Canadian residents must first correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a mathematical Skill Testing Question, which will be administered by email. If a potential Grand Prize Winner fails to return the Required Documents within the time-period required, or if the email is returned as undeliverable, such potential Grand Prize Winner forfeits his/her right to the Grand Prize and an alternate will be notified as outlined in the “WINNING/NOTIFICATION” section above, even if the disqualified potential Grand Prize Winner’s name may have been publicly announced.  Potential Grand Prize Winner must report income to the IRS (US residents only).  In the event it is deemed during the verification process that the potential Grand Prize Winner does not have a unique, personal and valid social security number for Sponsor to report the tax liability associated with acceptance of the Grand Prize (US residents only), such potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate will be notified as outlined above.  Valid social security numbers will be determined by IRS requirements. If it is determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that a potential Grand Prize Winner is not eligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, such potential Grand Prize Winner forfeits his/her right to the Grand Prize and an alternate will be notified as outlined in the “WINNING/NOTIFICATION” section above, even if the disqualified potential Grand Prize Winner’s name may have been publicly announced. In the event a potential Grand Prize Winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor/Independent Administrator shall have no liability or obligation to such individual. Acceptance of the Grand Prize constitutes Grand Prize Winner’s permission for Sponsor and its designees to use Grand Prize Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements of address (city and state or province/territory) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation.

PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded in this Sweepstakes. The total approximate retail value (the “ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $64,500 USD/$88,984.52 CAD. The Grand Prize consists of Grand Prize Winner’s choice of either; (a) Maverick Vehicle Package (“Vehicle”) including one (1) 2023 Ford Maverick Tremor, one (1) 2019 Can Am Maverick x3, and one (1) Eagle River 14’ Aluminum Trailer (ARV $64,500 USD/$88,984.52 CAD) or (b) $50,000 USD Cash, awarded in the form of a check in US dollars (ARV $50,000 USD) (“Cash Alternative”).

If Vehicle is chosen, Grand Prize Winner must have and provide all the necessary license and permits to legally drive the Grand Prize in his/her state/province/territory of residence, along with proof of existing Insurance Coverage (if and as required by his/her state/province/territory of residence) at time of delivery. Grand Prize Winner is required to comply with all applicable federal, provincial/territorial, state and local laws, rules and regulations, including but not limited to licensing and insurance requirements. The sales tax, title and licensing of the Grand Prize (if applicable) is the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. Grand Prize Winner will be solely responsible for any applicable registration, and insurance fees and any other expenses not listed herein related to receipt, possession, acceptance and use of the Grand Prize. Delivery: Sponsor shall use all reasonable efforts, subject to availability, to award the Grand Prize within ninety (90) days from when the Grand Prize Winner is determined. Grand Prize shall be delivered to a mutually agreed upon location within ninety (90) miles from the Grand Prize Winner’s permanent legal residence at the Sponsor’s sole cost. The Grand Prize Winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to the Grand Prize after it has been delivered to the specified delivery site. The Grand Prize Winner must personally retrieve the Grand Prize within thirty (30) days of written notification of delivery and must present adequate personal identification and evidence of legally required insurance (if applicable in his/her state/province/territory of residence), or the Grand Prize will be forfeited without compensation of any kind, and an alternate Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected from among all remaining non-winning eligible entries received as outlined in the “WINNING/NOTIFICATION” section above. The Grand Prize will be delivered solely with the express written limited warranties set forth in the Grand Prize’s applicable Owner’s Guide, which warranties shall run for the term set forth in said guide. The depiction of the Grand Prize in any advertising or promotional materials or physical display may not reflect the actual Grand Prize delivered to the Grand Prize Winner. Any difference between the stated ARV of the Grand Prize and the actual value of the Grand Prize will not be awarded. 

 

No more than one (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. Any and all Prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, provincial/territorial, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize consists only of the items listed herein. Sponsor makes no representations or warranties with respect to the potential benefits or outcomes to the Grand Prize Winner with respect to the Grand Prize. GRAND PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS” AND SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE (AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR) ANY REPRESENTATIONS, GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATING TO THE GRAND PRIZE AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.

 

Grand Prize Winner may not assign or transfer the Grand Prize to another person. No Prize substitution, exchanges, redemptions, transfers or changes are allowed, except at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Grand Prize is subject to availability and subject to change. If Grand Prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor, a substitute prize may be awarded; provided, however, that if Grand Prize is awarded but unclaimed/forfeited by Grand Prize Winner, such Grand Prize may not be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Grand Prize should only be redeemed and accepted by the applicable prize winner. Grand Prizes will only be awarded if properly claimed according to these Official Rules. Other restrictions may apply.  All taxes, fees and surcharges related to the Grand Prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner and may be subject to applicable withholding.

 

GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION: By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants and Grand Prize Winner [a] release each and all of the Sweepstakes Entities, from any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or  described) with respect to or  arising out of  participation in the Sweepstakes, and/or the receipt or use/misuse of the Grand Prize awarded, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury, death or property damage; and [b] agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor/Independent Administrator, which are final in all respects and not subject to appeal. Sponsor reserves the right permanently to disqualify from this Sweepstakes any Entrant or Grand Prize Winner it believes has violated these Official Rules. Sponsor may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a Grand Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants, Sponsor, or Sweepstakes Entities.  If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and selected a Grand Prize Winner based on the entries received up to the cancellation, modification, termination, or suspension date. Notification of such action will be provided on the Website. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Entrants covenant not to sue any Sweepstakes Entity or cause them to be sued regarding any matter released above; and further covenant not to disaffirm, limit or rescind any releases. A waiver by one or more of the Sweepstakes Entities of any term in these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of any other provision. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. SPONSOR'S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS.

 

NO LIABILITY: By participating, Entrants and Grand Prize Winner agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold  harmless  the  Sponsor, and  the  Sweepstakes  Entities,  and  each  of  their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by the Grand Prize Winner, Entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Sweepstakes as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from  receipt, acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a Grand Prize; participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity; or participation in this Sweepstakes.

 

GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE: Any dispute arising under these Official Rules or this Sweepstakes will be arbitrated by, and under the rules of, J.A.M.S. in binding arbitration in Suffolk County, New York, and before a mutually selected arbitrator experienced in the United States television and internet entertainment industry. Each of Entrant and Sponsor also agrees to give up the right to have claims heard by a jury and the ability to seek to represent, in a class action or otherwise, anyone but each of you and Sponsor. The only exceptions to this are that (a) each of you and Sponsor retains the right to sue in small claims court; and (b) each of you and Sponsor may bring suit in court against the other to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.

 

These Official Rules will be deemed negotiated and entered into and will be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, the United States and Canada (Canada residents only) applicable to agreements which are negotiated, signed and performed within such state/territory. All actions, proceedings or litigation arising out of these Rules will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the State of New York. You hereby consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts of New York and the federal courts located in the County of Suffolk as to any matter arising out of or relating to these Official Rules, and agree that Suffolk County, New York is a convenient forum.

 

Except with respect to Disputes to be resolved through an arbitration process in accordance with the Arbitration Agreement contained above, you and Sponsor agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Suffolk County, New York, to resolve any Dispute arising out of these Official Rules or services or products provided by Sponsor. YOU HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION (INCLUDING ANY CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS, OR THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS) ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE RULES.

 

YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, THE SITE OR SPONSOR SERVICES MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. AFTER SUCH PERIOD, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION WILL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.

 

PRIVACY:  The collection of personal information provided in connection with this Sweepstakes will be used solely for the purposes of; (a) administering this Sweepstakes; and (b) providing future marketing materials regarding Sponsor’s product and services to Entrants via email and other marketing methods.  Entrants may opt out of the receipt of future marketing materials at any time by following the instructions found in the marketing material(s) received. Entrant information will not be sold to third parties or used in any other fashion other than what has been described herein. This section does not limit any other consent(s) that an individual may provide the Sponsor or others in relation to the collection, use and/or disclosure of their personal information.

 

WINNER’S LIST REQUEST: For the name of the Grand Prize Winners or a copy of these Official Rules, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope (residents of Canada may omit postage) by January 31, 2024 to “SXS Two Mavericks at the Same Time Sweepstakes, PO Box 458, Newark, NY, 14513.

 

This Sweepstakes shall not be published without permission of the Sponsor.

 


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