TIMING: The Ultimate Tailgate VIP Championship Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) starts on August 18, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on October 7, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.ET (“Promotion Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. / D.C. states who are (i) U.S. citizens or permanent residents at least 21 years old or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of legal residence, whichever is older as of date of entry. Employees of Retail Sports Marketing (RSM) (“Sponsor”) (“Administrator”), Keurig Dr Pepper and Sam’s West, Inc., their subsidiaries, distributors, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate family (spouse and parent, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of winners. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, all other US Territories and Possessions, and wherever else prohibited by law.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, there are two ways to enter;
Website: To enter, visit www.samsclubultimatetailgate.com (the “Website”) and follow the instructions provided to complete and submit the registration form to receive one (1) entry in the Grand Prize drawing (each, an “Entry”). Entries must be received by October 7, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET in order to be eligible. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and Entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit one (1) Grand Prize Entry per person per day for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period. You may only use one (1) email address to enter the Promotion. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the daily limitation stated above will be void. All Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
2) Mail-In: To receive one (1) entry in the Grand Prize drawing, without visiting the Website (as outlined above), Entrants may fill out an index card (any size) with their first name, last name, State of residence, mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, email address, and mail the card to: Retail Sports Marketing, Attn: Ultimate Tailgate Championship Sweepstakes PO Box 481925 Charlotte, NC 28269. All mailed entry requests must be postmarked by October 7, 2022 and received by October 7, 2022. Entries that do not contain all required information listed above or entry requests not received by October 14, 2022 will not be considered.
RANDOM DRAWINGS: One (1) potential Grand Prize Winner, will be selected in a random drawing on or about October 14, 2022 from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. Random drawings will be conducted by Sponsor, or the representative of the Sponsor whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Promotion.
ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR [AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR], WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Promotion. Potential winners will be notified by e-mail. Potential winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within five (5) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected for the applicable prize at random from all remaining eligible entries.
GRAND PRIZE (1): One (1) Grand prize winner will receive a trip package for two (2) people, Grand prize winner and one (1) guest (the “Guest”), to attend the 2023 CFP National Championship in Inglewood, CA. Trip package includes:
• Round-trip, coach-class air transportation for Grand Prize winner and Guest to Los Angeles, California from a major airport within the 48 contiguous US states nearest the winner's residence;
• Three (3) days and two (2) nights hotel accommodations. Hotel accommodations will be one (1) double occupancy room;
• Two (2) tickets to the 2023 CFP National Championship Game;
• Pre-Game Party sponsored by Dr. Pepper;
• Airport transportation.
TOTAL OVERALL APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: The total ARV of the Grand Prize altogether is $7,520.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prizes are not redeemable for cash, assignable, transferable and may not be substituted except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value at its discretion. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner's sole responsibility.
All travel related expenses, including but not limited to, ground transportation to and from home, taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, departure taxes, luggage fees, food & beverage and personal expenses are the sole responsibility of Grand Prize winner and/or Guest. Any person that participates in the Grand Prize trip that is not deemed to be the Guest must pay his/her own expenses. Grand Prize winner and Guest must travel on same itinerary. Grand Prize winner and Guest must have valid photo ID and any other required documentation prior to departure. Grand Prize must be used on dates specified or Grand Prize will be forfeited.
The Grand Prize winner and Guest are responsible for obtaining any travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) that they may wish to obtain (at their own expense) and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor have not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit may be required at any time for incidental charges (e.g., room service, use of telephone/IT services, laundry and all other optional extra services not provided in the Grand Prize). If Grand Prize winner elects to travel or partake in the Grand Prize with no Guest, no additional compensation will be awarded. All hotel reservations are based on availability. Accommodations are subject to availability at time of reservation. Blackout dates, advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Availability is subject to factors such as weather, seasonality and space availability. Reservations are subject to availability. If weather or other incident or conditions beyond the control of the Sponsor affects the ability for Grand Prize winner and Guest to redeem any portion of the Grand Prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the Grand Prize winner and/or Guest other than to supply the remaining elements of the Grand Prize package minus the unused portion of the Grand Prize. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any prize-related services or accommodations. Sponsor is not liable for expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any transportation or other prize element except at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes, and those set forth by airline carrier as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. The passenger contracts in use by the airline or other transportation companies shall constitute the sole contracts with respect to the Grand Prize winner's and Guest's transportation and such contracts shall be solely between the Grand Prize winner, Guest and such transportation companies. Trip components issued in connection with the Grand Prize may not be eligible for frequent flyer miles, other rewards programs or upgrades. If for any reason whatsoever, Grand Prize winner and/or Guest are unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the Grand Prize winner. Grand Prize Winner and travel companion are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documentation (e.g., valid photo ID and/or passport) prior to travel. Guest must be legal U.S. resident, 21 years or older.
Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any).
Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Grand Prize winner will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of preparation of tax forms as required by law.
Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
GENERAL CONDITIONS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE; INDEMNIFICATION: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide and be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Promotion itself, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Promotion; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator, the owner and management of any venue in which any ticketed event that is included in the prizing takes place and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, employees, shareholders, directors, officers, members, successors, agents, advertising and promotion agencies, and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or any Promotion-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize, entry, or participation in this Promotion or in any sweepstakes-related activity, or any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, or merchandise delivery; (c) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Promotion and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither 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 Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize and (d) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph, caption, entry, and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use. By participating, entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Promotion without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for postage-due mail or for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, illegible, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of any prize, or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised for any reason, including virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, epidemic, pandemic, an Act of God, or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion (or portion thereof) and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received prior to action taken. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE PROMOTION PLATFORM OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN 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 ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Promotion, participant (or participant’s parent or legal guardian, if a minor) agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of North Carolina, USA.
REQUEST FOR WINNER’S NAMES: For the names of the winners, available after October 20, 2022 send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by October 21, 2022 to: Ultimate Tailgate Championship Sweepstakes, PO Box 481925 Charlotte, NC, 28269.
Sponsor: Retail Sports Marketing, Inc. (RSM), 10150 Mallard Creek Road, Suite 500, Charlotte, NC, 28262.
ADMINISTRATOR: Retail Sports Marketing, Inc. (RSM), 10150 Mallard Creek Road, Suite 500, Charlotte, NC, 28262.