ESPN Acura – Win a trip to Bristol, CT to attend a tour of the ESPN Campus and $2,000 gift card!
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, QUOTE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
The Acura Tourney Challenge 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 as of 3/15/15.
In addition, the following individuals are not eligible to enter or win:
1) Any current or former professional or semi-professional basketball players or coaches who have played or coached at that level anywhere in the world within the last five (5) years prior to the commencement of this promotion; or
2) Any current or former collegiate, junior collegiate, Olympic, or high school basketball players or coaches who have played or coached at that level anywhere in the world within the last five (5) years prior to the commencement of this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
Those who are already members of ESPN.com will be asked to enter their account information (email address or user name, and password) to enter. Entrant may then be asked: (i) to answer survey questions or (ii) to consent to receive promotional emails from the Sponsor and/or Presenter (and/or Presenter’s dealers or affiliates) and to having Sponsor share entrant’s personal information with Presenter for such promotional purposes. Answering survey questions or consenting to receive promotional emails is optional and does not have to be agreed to in order to be eligible to enter the Sweepstakes or to win a prize, nor does answering survey questions or consenting to receive promotional emails increase an entrant’s chances of winning. As a member, entrant may enter the Sweepstakes by logging in to the system with entrant’s current username and password. Entrants are responsible for insuring that all contact information is up-to-date and accurate.
The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 P.M. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 3/15/15 and ends approximately 5 minutes prior to the tip-off of Session 1 of the 2015 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament on 3/19/15.
HOW TO ENTER
There are three (3) ways to participate during the Promotion Period:
1) Online: Visit ESPN.com, search for keyword “Acura”, execute the ESPN.com member sign-in, either a) Fully complete the Tourney Challenge Bracket, and click the sweepstakes opt in to receive one (1) entry; or b) On the ESPN Tournament Challenge front-page at espn.com/bracket, click the “Get started” button to create an entry; Proceed to “Presented by” tab, and click the sweepstakes opt in to receive one (1) entry.
2) Mobile App: During the Promotion Period, open the ESPN “Tournament Challenge” app on your wireless device and fully complete the Tourney Challenge Bracket, click the sweepstakes opt in box and complete/submit the entry form in accordance with the instructions provided to receive one (1) entry. If you do not already have the Tournament Challenge app on your wireless device, visit the App Store and download the app for free. Message and data rates may apply for app download and use.
3) Mail: To enter the Sweepstakes without completing the online requirements & receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes, hand print your full name, complete mailing address, daytime phone number (with area code) and date of birth on a piece of 3″x 5″ piece of paper and mail your entry in a #10 envelope to: Acura Tourney Challenge Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 15110, Bridgeport, CT 06673-5110. All mailed entries must be postmarked by 3/20/15 and received by 3/26/15.
Limit one (1) entry per person/valid e-mail address, regardless of the method of entry. Additional entries received from any person or e-mail address will be void. Entries will not be judged for accuracy. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, entrant will be deemed, as applicable, for the Mail entry method (#3. Above) the person named on the applicable entry; or for the online and mobile entry methods (#1. and #2 above), the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry and such individual must comply with these Official Rules. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for 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, garbled, stolen, undelivered or misdirected entries, mail, or email messages; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems or other communications malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other connections including those through www.espn.com or other sites; 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, typographical 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, network, human, technical, electronic, printing, typographical or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries or registrations, the announcement of the prize or in any other Sweepstakes-related materials. The use of automated entry or similar devices or other means to subvert the entry process is prohibited and entries through such prohibited means are void. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants give their express permission to be contacted by Sponsor via telephone, e-mail and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes only.
Potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or about 3/27/15 from among all eligible entries received by teamDigital, an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Winner will be notified by email, telephone, overnight delivery and/or mail.
One (1) Grand Prize: A prize package that includes the following: 1) One (1) trip for winner and one (1) guest to Bristol, CT, to attend a tour of the ESPN Campus (subject to availability). 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.; a two (2) night stay in one (1) standard double occupancy hotel room at a Sponsor-designated hotel; ground transfers to/from the airport/hotel/campus; and one (1) $2,000 Gift Card which can be used to purchase services to instantize your life. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $5,000. Actual value of trip may vary depending on 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. Winner and his/her respective guest must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining any/all necessary documents required for travel (including but not limited to valid photo I.D.) prior to departure. If 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. Trips 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 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. All prize details not specifically set forth herein are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Winner is responsible for any federal, state and local taxes, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of prize not specified as covered as part of prize herein, including, without limitation, meals, luggage fees, incidental hotel charges, gratuities and insurance. Potential Grand Prize winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release within two (2) days of date of issuance of notification. Grand Prize traveling companion must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age) as of 3/15/15 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 with 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 and Presenter, 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 or format now or hereafter known, 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 the prize (including any travel/activity related thereto) 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 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. NCAA IS NOT A SPONSOR OF THIS PROMOTION. NCAA AND FINAL FOUR ARE TRADEMARKS OF THE NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE USED AS A GAMBLING DEVICE, BUT STRICTLY FOR PERSONAL ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. THE NCAA AND ACURA DO NOT PROMOTE, ENDORSE, OR CONDONE GAMBLING OR SPORTS WAGERING OF ANY KIND OR ANY ILLEGAL ACTIVITY.
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.
For a list of winners (available after 4/28/15) or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by 5/28/15 to: The Acura Tourney Challenge Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 13031, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3031 and write “Winners” and/or “Official Rules” on the lower left hand corner of the envelope. Residents of VT and WA may omit return postage.