THE 2018 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM FLYAWAY SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The 2018 GRAMMY® Nominees Album Flyaway Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") begins at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on November 20, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on January 11, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”).
SPONSOR: RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, 25 Madison Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10010-5171.
The Sweepstakes and any website pages and advertisements relating thereto, are intended for viewing within the 50 United States only. No groups, clubs or organizations may participate in this offer or reproduce or distribute any portion of these Official Rules or entry forms to its members. All individuals, by participating in this Sweepstakes, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and independent judging organization shall be final and binding.
ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States (including the District of Columbia), who are of the age of majority in the state in which they reside at time of entry. Employees of the Sponsor, The Recording Academy, Delta Airlines, Inc., prize partner(s) and their respective parent companies, artists, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, Ventura Associates Int’l LLC (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), advertising and promotions agencies, crew members, and any other individual or company involved in the development or execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively the "Released Parties") and their immediate families (parents, siblings, children and their respective spouses) and same households of each, whether or not related are not eligible to enter or win. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law.
PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES ("ARV"): One (1) Grand Prize: A trip for the winner and one (1) guest to attend the 60th GRAMMY® Awards ("Event") scheduled to take place in New York City, NY on January 28, 2018 (ARV: $4,000.00). Twenty (20) Second Place Prizes: Each winner will receive a T-shirt (ARV: T-shirt prize is a promotional item and has no retail value). T-shirt style and size will be determined by Sponsor. Ten (10) Third Place Prizes: Each winner will receive a hat (ARV: hat prize is a promotional item and has no retail value). ARV of all prizes: $4,000.00. Limit: One (1) prize per person or household. If actual value of Grand Prize is lower than the stated ARV when prize is procured and fulfilled, then the difference will not be awarded in cash or merchandise. No substitution or transfer of any prize (or any portion of Grand Prize) to a third party is permitted. Prizes may not be redeemed for cash value or exchanged for another prize, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute any prize for another prize of comparable or greater value. All fees, federal, state, local taxes or other expenses relating to the use, acceptance and possession of prize are the winner’s sole responsibility. A 1099 IRS form will be filed in the name of the Grand Prize winner. Arrangements for the fulfillment of any prize will be made by Sponsor and/or its designated agent.
Grand Prize consists of: round trip coach airfare between a major commercial airport serviced by participating airline carrier nearest to Grand Prize winner's primary residence (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and New York City (or winner will receive ground transportation if he or she resides within 150 mile radius of New York City, to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); double occupancy hotel accommodations for two (2) nights (room and room tax only) and two (2) Bronze tickets to Event at Madison Square Garden. Selection of Event seats are at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Event tickets are not for resale. All meals, ground transportation, taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, service charges or other expenses not specified herein are not included and are the Grand Prize winner's sole responsibility. Travel, hotel and other accommodations are subject to availability. Certain restrictions may apply. Grand Prize winner and his or her guest must travel together on the same itinerary including same departure and return dates as specified by the Sponsor or forfeit all rights to the prize. Winner and Guest must also comply with any security procedure or measures imposed by the Sponsor, and/or Event coordinator(s)/representatives who reserve the right in their sole discretion to suspend or cancel Grand Prize winner's participation and/or the participation of his or her guest due to non-compliance with any security procedure or inappropriate behavior or misconduct. If the Event is postponed, canceled, or has occurred, no compensation or substitution will be provided and the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to Grand Prize winner other than to supply a trip to New York City minus the unused portion of the Grand Prize. Should this be the case, trip must be taken within twelve (12) months from the date of prize notification. If for any reason whatsoever, the Grand Prize winner is unable to travel after all arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the Grand Prize winner. Grand Prize winner and guest are responsible for obtaining proper documentation (i.e., valid photo ID), prior to travel and guest must meet the age of majority within his/her jurisdiction and will be required to execute and return a Liability/Publicity Release prior to travel.
Air travel may be awarded in the form of travel certificates that may be redeemed for round-trip travel on participating airline carriers from the airport served by participating airline carrier closest to the winner’s home to the specified destination. Airline seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Travel certificates are non-transferable, are not redeemable for cash and are void if sold or bartered. The sale or barter of airline tickets obtained through redemption of the certificates is prohibited and any ticket obtained through such sale or barter are void and will not be honored for travel. Airline tickets may be cancelled or reissued without penalty for a period of twenty four (24) hours after reservations are made. After this cancellation/reissue privilege expires, date, time and routing changes are permitted (subject to the availability booking class) however a $200 fee applies (USD/CAD). Based on availability, passengers holding confirmed reservations and tickets may confirm earlier/later same day flight within 3 hours from scheduled departure time between same origin/destination for a non-refundable fee of $50. Travel certificates do not include the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 one way which will be imposed on the passenger’s ticketed itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Baggage fees of $25 for first checked bag, $35 for second checked bag. Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Taxes and fees are subject to change. Any taxes, fees, or charges paid at the time of ticket issuance will be refunded if ticket is not used. However, once redeemed, Certificates are void and will have no further value. Certificate travel will not qualify for SkyMiles mileage nor apply to participating carrier’s Transcon flights. Stopovers/Upgrades/Waitlisting/Open Returns are not permitted for tickets booked with Certificates. Lost, stolen or otherwise destroyed Certificates will not be replaced. Schedules are subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. It is the responsibility of the passenger to be in possession of all necessary documentation (e.g., valid passport, visa where applicable) at the time and place of departure. Participating airline carrier reserves the right to deny boarding to any passengers without proper documentation. Released Parties are not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of a flight cancellation or flight delay and schedules are subject to change without notice. ALL ELEMENTS OF GRAND PRIZE ARE SUBJECT TO SPACE AVAILABILITY AT TIME OF BOOKING AND ARE AT THE SPONSOR’S AND PRIZE PARTNER(S)’ SOLE DISCRETION. BLACKOUT DATES AND CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY.
MERCHANDISE PRIZE DETAILS: Winners of any merchandise prize acknowledge that the Released Parties 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 prize except that prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty, if any.
ODDS: Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Random drawing will be conducted on or about January 12, 2018 by the Sweepstakes Administrator whose decisions are final. Potential winners may be notified by mail, email and/or phone and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity Release ("Affidavit/Release") as well as any other document (the "Prize Notification Documents") which may be required by Sponsor, all of which must be received fully-executed within three (3) days of date printed on notification or he or she may be disqualified. Prepaid overnight mailing envelope will be provided (if needed). In the event it is determined a winner has not complied with these Official Rules, or has failed to execute and return any required document within the specified time period, and/or has made false statements or a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or cannot accept or receive prize, then such winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be determined from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate winner, if any. The Sponsor reserves the right not to award any or all prize or to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend the Sweepstakes without liability in the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agent(s) and prize partners to use each 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. Furthermore, The Sponsor and/or its designated agent(s) may film, record and/or take photographs before/during/after the Event, and may use the resulting footage, recordings or photographs for a range of purposes, including, without limitation, for marketing and promoting Sponsor and/or its promotion partners/agents and their respective products and services. No additional compensation will be provided to Grand Prize winner and guest for any resulting footage.
RELEASES: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator and the Sponsor, and release, defend and hold harmless Released Parties as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims, liability, actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses of any kind to persons (including death) and property which may be sustained in connection with either directly or indirectly, 1) the awarding, receipt, ownership, use or misuse of any prize awarded herein; or 2) participation in the Sweepstakes or any prize related activities, including but not limited to traveling to/from any prize related activity. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if Grand Prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Each 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 awarded. Released Parties assume no liability or responsibility in connection with the safety of a prize awarded hereunder nor in connection with any warranty or representation therewith.
The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alterations of entry materials, 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 Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website 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 Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, 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. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to: (i) permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw and/or cancel the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted such that, in Sponsor's sole determination, it cannot be conducted as originally planned (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes) and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal or cancelation.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEBSITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
ARBITRATION AND CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or 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 Entrant; (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 Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA without regard to New York choice of law rules.
WINNERS' LIST: For a list of winners (available after February 28, 2018), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by February 28, 2018 to: 2018 GRAMMY® Nominees Album Flyaway Sweepstakes Winners, c/o Ventura Associates, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, Dept.: DE/SONY6201, New York, NY 10001.
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