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America's Toughest presented by Hanes (the "Sweepstakes") begins on October 1, 2013 at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on December 30, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM ET (the "Promotion Period"). This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with Twitter.
The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and the age of majority as of date of entry. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of ESPN Internet Ventures ("Sponsor"), Project Support Team, Inc. ("P/S/T" and/or "Administrator"), Hanesbrands Inc. ("Presenter") and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising/promotion/fulfillment agencies, anyone else connected with the production and distribution of this Sweepstakes (hereafter "Released Parties") and their immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same household, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, & local laws, rules & regulations. Twitter is neither a Sponsor of nor affiliated with this Sweepstakes. By entering, you understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Twitter. The information you provide as detailed below will only be used as set forth in these Official Rules.
First, login to your Twitter account. If you do not have a Twitter account you may sign-up for free by visiting www.twitter.com and following the enrollment instructions. Once logged into your Twitter account, there are two (2) different Twitter handles to participate in this Sweepstakes and earn entries into the Grand Prize drawing. Each respective Twitter handle will also earn you entries into their respective drawing. The Twitter handles are as follows: 1) @Hanes: Visit www.twitter.com/Hanes or, from your Twitter home page, click on the "Find People" tab and perform a search for "Hanes" to locate the Hanes Twitter handle ("@Hanes"). Then, click on the "Follow" button to follow @Hanes. Each day of the Promotion Period, @Hanes will prompt entrants to tweet a response to a question posted (each a "tweet"™) on Twitter. Each tweet must be public (not protected), include the hash tag: #AmericasToughest and conform to Twitter's (140) character limitation (hereafter, each, an "Entry") to receive one (1) Entry in the Grand Prize drawing as well as one (1) Entry in the weekly @Hanes Prize drawing. 2) @ESPN: Visit www.twitter.com/ESPN or, from your Twitter home page, click on the "Find People" tab and perform a search for "ESPN" to locate the ESPN Twitter handle ("@ESPN"). Then, click on the "Follow" button to follow @ESPN. Each Tuesday of the Promotion Period, @ESPN will prompt entrants to tweet a response to the question featured on the @ESPN Twitter page as well as on NFL Live (each a "tweet"™) on Twitter. Each tweet must be posted by 11:59:59PM ET on the respective Tuesday, be public (not protected), include the hash tag revealed on the @ESPN Twitter page and/or NFL Live and conform to Twitter's (140) character limitation to receive one (1) Entry in the Grand Prize drawing as well as one (1) Entry in the weekly @ESPN Prize drawing.
To participate, entrants must have their Twitter account settings set to "unprotected" or "public" and respond directly to the tweet. Entries that do not follow the above format may be discarded or ignored and not be considered eligible for entry. Entries received after the applicable weekly and/or Tuesday deadline, Entries received from a Twitter username not following @Hanes or @ESPN and/or Entries that contain obscene or offensive language, or any language communicating messages inconsistent with the positive images to which Sponsor wishes to associate will be void. If you choose to participate using your mobile phone, standard data fees may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. The content of the message tweeted, including whether a response to a question is correct or accurate, will have no impact on your chances of winning. All Entries must comply with the Twitter Terms of Service and Twitter Rules available at www.twitter.com/. Limit one Entry per Twitter username per day, with the exception of Tuesdays in which two (2) Entries (one (1) @Hanes and (1) @ESPN) will be allowed. Any Entries received in excess of the daily limitation will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or with the intent to subvert the Entry process will be void.
Submission of your Entry ("Sweepstakes Data") constitutes your consent to participate in the Sweepstakes and consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your Twitter username, and other details for Sweepstakes administration purposes. Except as noted in these Official Rules, information collected for this Sweepstakes is used only for the purpose of Sweepstakes administration and winner notification, and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any other manner by Sweepstakes Entities or any third parties.
Released Parties and Twitter are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, delayed, garbled, damaged, inaccurate or undelivered tweets, answers, Follow requests, direct messages or Entries, or for telephonic, human or computer failures, problems or errors, interruptions in service due to system upgrades, repairs, modifications or other causes, failures or malfunctions of connections, satellite, network, cable, Internet Service Provider (ISP), phones, phone lines or telephone systems, traffic congestion on the internet, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other malfunctions or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming, human error or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of direct messages, tweets, responses, Follow requests or Entries, the announcement of a prize, for any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer or other device relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes, or for printing, typographical, human or other errors appearing in these Official Rules or other Sweepstakes-related materials. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any Entries or Follow requests of entrants and disqualify such entrants whom Sponsor believes have attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes and/or who are in violation of these Official Rules.
All drawings will be conducted on or about 1/6/14 by P/S/T, an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received through both Twitter handles (@Hanes and @ESPN) throughout the duration of the Promotion Period. Odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend on the number of eligible Entries received. Potential @Hanes Prize winners will be selected in (14) individual random drawings ((25) winners for each week of the Promotion Period to select a total of (350) @Hanes Prize winners) from among all eligible Entries received through the @Hanes Twitter handle each week of the Promotion Period. For the purpose of this Sweepstakes, each weekly entry period will begin on a Sunday and conclude the following Saturday, with the exception of the first week, which begins on a Tuesday, and the last week, which ends on a Monday. Odds of winning an @Hanes Prize will depend on the number of eligible Entries received through the @Hanes Twitter handle each week. Potential @ESPN Prize winners will be selected in (14) individual random drawings ((100) winners for each week of the Promotion Period to select a total of (1,400) @ESPN Prize winners) from among all eligible Entries received through the @ESPN Twitter handle each week of the Promotion Period. Odds of winning an @ESPN Prize will depend on the number of eligible Entries received through the @ESPN Twitter handle each week. Non-winning Entries received for any given week will not carry forward to or be included in subsequent weekly drawings. Limit one (1) @Hanes Prize and one (1) @ESPN Prize per person, family or household.
A trip for winner and one (1) guest to attend a 2014/2015 regular season sporting event ("Event") of winner's choice in the continental U.S. If the cost of the two (2) tickets to the Event exceeds the five hundred dollar ($500) amount of the StubHub gift certificate described below, the winner shall be responsible for all ticket costs in excess of five hundred dollars ($500). Trip includes round trip coach air transportation for two (2) from major U.S. gateway airport nearest winner’s primary residence in the U.S. to major U.S. gateway airport nearest the Event (airports to be chosen by Sponsor in its sole discretion), 2-nights standard double occupancy hotel accommodations (one room), ground transfers to/from the airport/hotel, limousine transportation to/from the Event and a $500 Stub Hub gift certificate to be used toward the purchase of Event tickets. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $4,500. Actual value of trip may vary depending on winner’s city of departure. If the actual value of Grand Prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded. Travel, hotel and other arrangements to be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Tickets to the Event subject to availability. Winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining any/all necessary documents (including but not limited to valid photo I.D.) prior to departure. If Grand Prize winner chooses not to take a guest, then the guest elements will be forfeited and the remaining elements shall constitute full satisfaction of the Grand Prize. Other travel/accommodation restrictions may apply. Trip must be taken on dates and times designated by Sponsor or Grand Prize will be forfeited in its entirety and may be awarded to an alternate winner. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in place of air transportation if a winner lives within a reasonable driving distance of destination, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and to award no additional compensation in such event. Grand Prize winner may be required to provide a credit card at time of hotel check-in to cover hotel incidentals. Sponsor is not responsible for travel delays. Grand Prize winner and his/her guest agree to comply with all venue rules and regulations and, in accordance therewith, agree not to act in a disruptive manner. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of prize. Terms, conditions and restrictions on gift certificate may apply, as designated by issuer.
3-pack of Hanes Men's ComfortSoft® Undershirt. (ARV: $10.99 each).
3-pack of Hanes Men's ComfortSoft® Undershirt. (ARV: $10.99 each). Prize details, including, but not limited to, undershirt size and color, not specifically set forth herein are at Sponsor's sole discretion. Total maximum ARV of all prizes to be awarded: $23,732.50.
Winners are responsible for federal, state and local taxes, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a prize not specified as covered as part of a prize herein, including, but not limited to, any additional ground transportation, luggage fees, meals, gratuities and souvenirs for Grand Prize winner. No transfers, cash awards, or prize substitutions are permitted, except by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Potential winners will be notified via Twitter Direct Message by Sponsor from either the @Hanes or @ESPN Twitter handle and must respond within five (5) days of the issuance of Direct Message. The potential Grand Prize winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and (where legal) Publicity Release as well as any other documents required by Sponsor within five (5) days of date of issuance of notification. Grand Prize winner's guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18) unless child or legal ward of winner. Grand Prize winner's guest (if minor child or legal ward of winner, winner on his/her behalf) may also be required to sign and return a Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release prior to the issuance of travel documents. If a potential winner cannot be contacted via Twitter Direct Message; is ineligible according to these Official Rules; fails to respond to the Twitter Direct Message within the specified time period; if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable; if a potential winner decides to decline his/her prize for any reason whatsoever; or if a potential winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit his/her prize and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner from among all remaining eligible Entries received for the applicable drawing, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Once the official paperwork is received within the specified time period, verified, and receives final approval by Sponsor, then and only then will a potential winner become an actual winner. The @Hanes Prizes & @ESPN Prizes will be fulfilled 6-8 weeks after a potential winner has been selected and verified. All prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
Participants agree to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winners, by accepting a prize, consent to the use of their name, city and state of residence and photographs for advertising, promotional and other purposes by Sponsor, Presenter and their respective designees ("Advertising"), in any and all media now or hereafter devised worldwide in perpetuity without limitation and without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. All copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights in such Advertising shall be owned by Sponsor or its licensors and winning participants hereby disclaim and waive any claim of right to such Advertising. Such Advertising shall be solely under control of Sponsor or its licensors, and winners hereby waive any claim of control over the Advertising content as well as any possible claims of misuse of winner's name, likeness or voice under contract, tort or any other theory of law.
All participants agree, as a condition of participation in this Sweepstakes, that Released Parties are not liable for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly in connection with participation in this Sweepstakes or the acceptance, possession, and use of the prize as awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of any and all records of the Grand Prize winner, including without limitation, civil and criminal court records and police reports. To the extent necessary under law, Grand Prize winner shall authorize this background check. Sponsor may also take all steps necessary to corroborate any information provided to Sponsor by Grand Prize winner in his/her interview. In that regard, Grand Prize winner will be obligated to provide necessary contacts and information so that Sponsor may conduct such investigation. Sponsor reserves the right (at its sole discretion) to disqualify the Grand Prize winner from any prize element, based on the background check.
Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person and void Entries of any person who it believes has tampered with the entry process or any other component of this Sweepstakes, whose conduct or actions affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, or who is in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void suspect Entries and/or to cancel this Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes or for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor and, in the event the Sweepstakes is cancelled, at its discretion, randomly select the potential winners for the drawing at issue from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received for the drawing at issue prior to event requiring such action. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an participant, based on the Twitter username submitted, Entry will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the Twitter username from which said Entry was submitted provided such individual is eligible according to these Official Rules. CAUTION: Any attempt to damage or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek any and all remedies available from such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (i) all issues and questions concerning these Official Rules shall be governed by New York law without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be (A) resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (B) filed only in the state or federal courts situated in New York County, New York state, i.e., Manhattan, and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such disputes, claims or causes of action; (iii) any and all claims, judgements and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
For a list of winners (available after 2/28/14), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by 2/14/14 to: America's Toughest Winners, P.O. Box 13031, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3031.
The Sweepstakes and all accompanying materials are copyrighted © 2013 ESPN Internet Ventures.
Sponsor: ESPN Internet Ventures, 19 E. 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Administrator: Project Support Team, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801/www.projectsupportteam.com.