Eligibility: The Kingsford Tailgate Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of date of entry. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of ESPN Internet Ventures ("Sponsor"), The Kingsford Products Company ("Presenter"), Project Support Team, Inc. ("P/S/T") ("Administrator"), and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising/promotion/fulfillment agencies, and anyone else connected with the production and distribution of this Sweepstakes (hereafter, collectively, "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. Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. To enter the Sweepstakes, entrant must be a member of ESPN.com or one of its family of sites (ABC.com, ABCNEWS.com, Disney Online, ESPNHS.com, Family.com). Registration is free. If entrant is not a member, entrant may register to become a member by clicking on the link as indicated on the Sweepstakes entry page and following the instructions. Entrant will be asked to provide his or her e-mail address, name, birth date, gender, country of residence and to select a username and password. Entrant may also be asked to consent to receive future communication from Sponsor and/or Presenter. Consenting to receive future communication is optional and does not have to be agreed to in order to become a member, enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. As a member, entrant may enter the Sweepstakes by logging into the system with entrant's current username and password. Entrants are responsible for insuring that all contact information is up-to-date and accurate.
How To Participate: Visit www.espn.com between 12:00:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") on 8/13/12 and 11:59:59 AM ET on 9/30/12 ("Promotion Period"), search for keyword "Kingsford", pick your favorite school tailgate(s) from the list provided and complete/submit the member sign-in to receive one (1) entry. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person and per valid e-mail address per week. For the purpose of this Promotion, each week will begin on a Monday and conclude the following Sunday. For the purpose of this Sweepstakes, each week will begin at 12:00:00 PM ET and end at 11:59:59 AM ET. Additional entries received for any given week, beyond the specified limit, will be void. The name of the "authorized account holder" associated with any given e-mail address will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, an online service provider, or another organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Proof (to Sponsor's satisfaction) of being the authorized account holder may be required by Sponsor. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, late, damaged, or misdirected entries, picks, email messages; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems or other communications malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections including those through www.espn.com; miscommunications, failed computer hardware or software or other technical failures; garbled, lost, misrouted or scrambled transmissions; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the Internet or for any technical problem, including but not limited to any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes; printing or other errors appearing within these Official Rules or in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, technical, electronic or otherwise. The use of automated entry or similar devices is prohibited and entries through such prohibited devices are void. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants give their express permission to be contacted by Sponsor by telephone, e-mail and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes only.
Grand Prize Winner Selection: Potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or about 10/3/12 from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Drawing will be conducted by P/S/T, an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Potential winner will be notified by email, telephone, overnight delivery and/or mail.
Weekly Prize Winner Selection: Weekly Prize winners will be selected in seven (7) individual random drawings (three (3) winners per week for a total of twenty-one (21) winners) from among all eligible entries received for the applicable Weekly Entry Period. Non-winning entries received for one (1) weekly drawing will not carry forward to or be included in subsequent weekly drawings. Weekly Prize winners will be notified by email, telephone, overnight delivery and/or mail. Odds of winning a Weekly Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received for the applicable weekly drawing. Limit one (1) Weekly Prize per person, per e-mail and per household. Drawings will be conducted by P/S/T in accordance with the Weekly Prize Entry Periods outlined below:
|Weekly Entry Period||Entry Dates||Drawing Date (on/about)|
|1||8/13/12 through 8/18/12||8/21/12|
|2||8/19/12 through 8/25/12||8/28/12|
|3||8/26/12 through 9/1/12||9/4/12|
|4||9/2/12 through 9/8/12||9/11/12|
|5||9/9/12 through 9/15/12||9/18/12|
|6||9/16/12 through 9/22/12||9/25/12|
|7||9/23/12 through 9/30/12||10/3/12|
School Prize Winner Selection: At the end of the Promotion Period, the school tailgate with the greatest number of picks during the final round of voting (9/23/12 – 9/30/12), subject to verification and compliance with these Official Rules, will be declared the School Prize winner. An authorized school representative of the potential winning school will be notified by email, telephone, overnight delivery and/or First Class Mail on or about 10/3/12. Such school representative will be required to sign certain documents required by Sponsor within ten (10) days of date of issuance in order to receive the School Prize. In the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable or for any reason whatsoever, the potential winning school cannot accept the School Prize, or school representative fails to complete the documents provided, Sponsor may disqualify such school and notify the school with the next highest number of picks that it is the potential School Prize winner. By accepting the School Prize, the winning school will be required to permit Sponsor and each of its designees to use such school's name and location in support of the Tailgate Rivalries program in any and all media now known or hereafter devised (including on the Internet), worldwide and in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from such organization or its authorized representatives or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to use if asked to do so. Odds of winning the School Prize will depend on the number of votes cast for each school tailgate.
Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize: A $500 gift card and a trip for winner and one (1) guest to attend a Kingsford Tailgate at a Division I 2012 regular season College Football Game during Rivalry Week (which takes place between 11/19/12 and 11/30/12). 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., 2-nights standard double occupancy hotel accommodations (one room), ground transfers to/from the airport/hotel/game and the two (2) tickets to the game. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $4,000. Actual value of trip may vary depending on destination and winner's city of departure. If the actual value of 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. Grand Prize winner and his/her respective 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 prize. Other travel/accommodation restrictions may apply. Trip must be taken on dates and times designated by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited in its entirety and may be awarded to an alternate/runner-up 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. 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 card may apply, as designated by issuer. Twenty-one (21) Weekly Prizes (three (3) per week): Kingsford Grill Pack consisting of assorted grilling accessories. ARV: $300 each. Exact contents of Grill Packs to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. One (1) School Prize: $5,000 awarded in the form of a check. Total ARV of all prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes: $15,300.
Miscellaneous: All federal, state & local taxes & any other costs & expenses associated with prize acceptance & use not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the prize winner, including, without limitation, luggage fees, meals, gratuities, souvenirs, insurance and additional ground transportation for Grand Prize. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, as determined by Sponsor. Potential Grand Prize winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release within five (5) days of issuance of notification. Grand Prize traveling companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of 10/3/12 and will be required to sign and return a Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release prior to the issuance of travel documents. Non-compliance with the foregoing or these Official Rules may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor's sole discretion, the awarding of prize to an alternate winner. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding and agree that: 1.) Released Parties and their designees may use (unless prohibited by law) their name, voice, city/state of residence, photograph and/or likeness for advertising and/or trade and/or for any other purpose in any media (social or otherwise) or format now or hereafter devised (including on the Internet), worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation, permission or notification, and 2.) Released Parties and their designees and assigns shall have no liability and will be held harmless for any liability, loss, injury or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, to entrant or any other person or entity due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend or terminate this Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes, including but not limited to war or armed conflict (whether or not officially declared), labor controversy or threat thereof, and/or acts of God, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, at its discretion, select winner(s) for the drawing(s) at issue from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event requiring such termination. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEB SITE 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 (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of any and all records of any Grand Prize winner, including without limitation, civil and criminal court records and police reports. To the extent necessary under law, Grand Prize winners shall authorize this background check. Sponsor may also take all steps necessary to corroborate any information provided to Sponsor by winner in his/her interview. In that regard, Grand Prize winners 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 any winner from any prize element, based on the background check.
E-mail Change of Address Policy: It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify Sponsor if his or her e-mail address changes. To do so, click on the help link at the bottom of any ESPN.com page or the ESPN.com family of sites, then click on the Change Personal Information link and follow the instructions.
Disputes/Choice of 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, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event shall include attorneys' fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby entrant 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.
Winners' List: For a list of winners (available after 11/16/12), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by 11/30/12 to: Kingsford Tailgate Winners, P.O. Box 13031, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3031.
Sponsor: ESPN Internet Ventures, 605 Third Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10158.
Administrator: Project Support Team, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801/www.projectsupportteam.com.
The Sweepstakes and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2012 ESPN Internet Ventures.