Blackened Whiskey – Country Thunder – Win Two (2) Platinum tickets to the designated Country Thunder Music Festival

Blackened Whiskey Country Thunder





Name:  Blackened Whiskey Country Thunder Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”).


Dates: Sweepstakes
registration is scheduled to begin at 12:00:00am Eastern Time (“ET”) on 2/15/20 and end at 11:59:59pm ET on 7/5/20 (the “Registration Period”).  The
Sweepstakes consists of five (5) separate prize drawings, with registration and
prize drawing dates for each designated Festival as outlined below (see Prize
Drawings).  The Sweepstakes is subject to
all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, and is void
outside of the (50) U.S. and D.C., and wherever prohibited or restricted by


may Enter: 
Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of, and who are located
within, the (50) U.S. and D.C., who are age 21 or older as of date of entry,
and have a valid driver’s license or government issued photo ID, except the
following persons who are not eligible to enter, participate or win:

officers, and directors of Blackened
Whiskey, Sweet Amber Distilling Co. (collectively “Sponsor”), Million Dollar Media, LLC (the
“Sweepstakes Administrator”), each of their respective franchisees, parents,
affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, liquor retailers, printers,
advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated
with the design or execution of this promotion (collectively, “Released
Parties”), and the members of the immediate families or households, whether or
not related, of any of the above. “Immediate family members” includes, for
purposes of this promotion, parents (including in-laws), grandparents, siblings
(including step-siblings), children (including step-children), grandchildren
(including step grandchildren) and each of their respective spouses, regardless
of where they reside.


How to Enter – Two Ways:


1.     Text:  You
may initiate participation via text during the Registration Period, if you are
in possession of a Short Message Service (SMS) capable device with an eligible
text plan, and have obtained the bill payer’s permission to send a text.  Text entry may not be available through all
wireless carriers.  Send a text message
from your mobile device to the designated short code (77000) with the designated key word (BLACKENED) in the body of the message.  You will receive an automated text reply
providing a link to the sweepstakes registration website at www.BlackenedWhiskey/Thunder.  Click the link, and follow the prompts to
complete your online entry (see below).  Message and data rates may apply to each text
message sent or received as provided in your wireless plan.  Contact your carrier for pricing plans and
details.  All text submissions must be
received by 11:59:59pm ET on 7/5/20.


2.     Online Registration:  To enter directly online
(without sending a text), scan the QR Code or directly visit www.BlackenedWhiskey/Thunder during the “Registration Period”.  Follow the online entry instructions provided
to be entered into the prize drawing for an available Festival.  Each entrant must select an available Festival
at the time of their online registration (maximum of one entry per person per
day – see below), and fully complete the online registration page with all
required information including his/her name, valid email address, phone number (including area code), state of
residence and date of birth.  After
having read and agreed to these Official Rules, click the submit button to
submit your online entry.  Entrants
may select the same festival or different festivals each time they register.  All online entries
must be fully complete for all required information, and must be received by 11:59:59
pm ET on 7/5/20
to be eligible.

completing your online entry, you will have the option to share the Sweepstakes
utilizing a personalized URL link provided on the entry confirmation page for
that entry. If you choose to share the URL, you will earn an additional bonus
entry for each entrant who completes an entry utilizing your shared
personalized URL link, into the prize drawing for the selected Festival associated
with that particular entry.


Any available opt-in
opportunities are not required to enter the Sweepstakes, and opting-in will not
improve your chances of winning. 
By participating and submitting an
entry, contestant agrees that sponsor and participating parties are authorized
to contact entrant via email, text, mail, phone or any other form of media to
make contestant aware of information pertinent to the Sweepstakes, and to
distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s) featured products, special
events or future contests, promotions or offers.  Contestants may opt-out of any further email
communication at any time by simply replying REMOVE to any email message, or
following the provided opt-out instructions.


Maximum of one entry per
person per day, regardless of entry method, except as noted above regarding
opportunity to earn bonus entries.  Any
incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified.  Released Parties are not responsible for
lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible,
damaged entries, or for entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly
allowed under these rules, or for any entry not
submitted or received due to any technical error or failure, unauthorized human
intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any required information, or
the failure to capture any such information for any reason including
programming or technical errors, or effects of hackers or failure of any
electronic equipment, computer or cellular transmissions and/or network
connections; all of which will be disqualified.


participant must submit an entry on his/her own behalf.  Any entry submitted on behalf of another
individual or using another person’s email address, name or mobile number will be
disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize. 
Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of
entries allowed by using same, multiple/different email addresses, mobile
numbers, identities, or any other methods void that participant’s entries and
that participant may be disqualified.  No
mechanically reproduced or automated entries permitted.  Use of any automated system to participate is
prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be
deemed void.  All entries received become
the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. 


the event of a dispute as to any online registration, the authorized account
holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the
registrant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules.  The “authorized email account holder” is the
natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online
service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses
for the domain associated with the submitted address.


registering to enter Sweepstakes, you affirm that you have read and accepted
these Official Sweepstakes Rules.  All entrants agree to be bound by and abide
by the official rules of the Sweepstakes.


Prize Drawings – Winner Selection &
Notification (maximum 3 grand prize winners):  Sweepstakes Administrator shall conduct a
random prize drawing from among all eligible entries received for each designated
Festival, as outlined below.  Each
eligible entrant who completes an online registration will receive one entry into
the prize drawing for the associated Festival selected at the time of their
online registration, along with any bonus entries earned for that associated registration. 


There will be a
total of three (3) prize drawings, with winners randomly selected from among all
eligible entrants received for each Festival per the drawing dates as outlined



Registration Dates

Winner Selection

# Winners

27 – 29, 2020

– 3/15/20

On or
about 3/16/20

One (1) grand prize winner

16 – 19, 2020

– 4/5/20

On or
about 4/6/20

One (1) grand prize winner

July 16
– 19, 2020
lakes, WI

– 7/5/20

On or
about 7/6/20

One (1) grand prize winner


Note:  If eligible entries are less than the
scheduled number of prizes, then associated prizes shall not be awarded.


potential prize winners will be notified initially by phone and/or email following
their selection and determination as a potential prize winner.  If the Administrator is unsuccessful in its
attempt to reach and speak directly with a selected potential prize winner by
phone within 24-hours of the initial notification attempt to the phone number
or email address associated with that contestant’s entry, then that contestant
may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected
from among the remaining eligible entries received and notified as per the
procedures outlined above (time
permitting).  Note: phone messages will not be left during the winner notification


winner notification, the selected potential winner must confirm their
eligibility, and indicate their willingness and ability to accept the
designated prize award (see below).  The
potential winner will then receive official notification via email
delivery.  If any selected winner does
not meet the eligibility requirements, or is unable or unwilling to accept the
prize or elects to decline the prize, s/he will be disqualified and, at
Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate winner will be randomly
selected from among all remaining eligible entries and notified as per the
procedures outlined above (time
permitting).  Any disqualified
contestant will not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation.  Decisions
of the Administrator in the selection and determination of all prize winners,
designated prize awards and all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final
and binding. 


of the following will apply to each winner: 1) Winner will be required to
complete and return, within 1-day of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form including
an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (publicity release where permitted), and
with a W-9 form, if prize value exceeds $600 (Note: grand prize winner’s travel guest must complete and sign the
liability/publicity release form, and must be 21 or older);  2) Winner may be required to present a copy
of a valid social security card and a valid driver’s license as a condition of
receiving any prize;  and 3) Winner is
responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all
local, state and federal taxes) on all prizes awarded, and grand prize winner
shall be issued a 1099 form reflecting the value of the grand prize award.    


Grand Prize Award (Maximum
3 winners – one per Festival):  Each grand prize winner shall receive:

Two (2) Platinum
tickets to the designated Country Thunder Music Festival.


ARV of each grand prize:  $1,200. 
ARV of all available grand prize awards: $3,600.


alcoholic beverage is part of any prize award.  Prize does NOT include any transportation or
accommodations.  All required transportation,
accommodations, airport/hotel transfers, parking, meals, gratuities, checked
baggage fees, airline seat assignment fees, hotel resort fees, travel or
departure taxes, incidental expenses, applicable taxes (including, but not limited
to all local, state and federal taxes) and any other expenses not specified
herein as being included in the prize award are the sole responsibility of


prize winner and guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her state of
residence (and at least 21) and will be required to execute and return a liability/publicity
release prior to prize award.  Winner
must accept delivery of tickets in the manner as solely determined and
designated by Sponsor.  Prize shall be
considered as delivered once shipped or transferred (i.e. for mobile or email
delivery) by Sponsor, and Sponsor shall not have any responsibility for the
replacement of delayed, lost or stolen delivery by any carrier (i.e. USPS, UPS,
etc) , undelivered mobile delivery or emails, or lost
or stolen tickets. 


Prize Conditions: All other costs and expenses related to prize
delivery, acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the
sole responsibility of each winner, including but not limited to delivery
charges, travel, accommodations, any incidental expenses and all applicable
taxes.  All income, federal, state and
local taxes are the winner’s sole responsibility.  All prize awards are non-transferable and no
cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole
discretion or as provided herein. 
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable
or greater value, at its sole discretion.  All
prizes are awarded as is, without any warranty, express or implied, by Sponsor.  Failure to collect or properly claim any prize
in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.  If forfeited for any reason, participant will
not receive any other prize substitution or compensation, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be
awarded, except as provided herein.  All properly claimed prizes will be awarded.  Any unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.


Additional Rules &
Restrictions:  By participating, entrants agree to
abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor
and Administrator, which shall be final in all matters relating to this
Sweepstakes.  In the event an entrant wins
a prize, and is later found to be in violation of these rules he/she will be
required to forfeit the prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of
the prize if such violation is discovered after winner has used the prize.
Participation in Sweepstakes constitutes permission for the Sponsor, the
Released Parties and their designees to use entrants’ names, likenesses,
images, biographical information, and cities and states of residence for
purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known
worldwide on perpetuity without limitation or further compensation,
notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.  False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or
acts shall render entrants ineligible for any prize.


participating, entrants agree to hold all Released Parties harmless from any
claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or
consequential, for injury (including but not limited to death), damages, losses
or expenses arising out of or relating to entrant’s participation in this
Sweepstakes, or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or
participation in prize-related activities (including but not limited to travel
or activity related thereto), and to assume all liability therefor. 


Parties shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply
the prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions,
regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure,
terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or
strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or
any other cause beyond Released Parties’ sole control. 


are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment, mobile phone
equipment, Internet access and cellular networks. Sponsor disclaims all
liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue an entry
due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts
beyond the Sponsor’s control, or otherwise. The Sponsor disclaims any liability
for entries not received due to technical difficulties or transmission errors.
The Sponsor disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or
failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic
transmission, or other delivery method. 
Released Parties are not responsible for mechanical, technical,
electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors,
malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or
delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines,
the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which
may limit an online entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, and
any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile
phone related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any
information necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes.  Released Parties are not responsible for any
other errors of any kind, whether computer, technical, typographical, printing,
human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes,
including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the
printing or advertising of this Sweepstakes, administration or execution of the
Sweepstakes, the cancellation of the game, the processing of entries or in the
announcement of the prizes or prize winners. 
Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any
person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes


reserves the right to cancel, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if fraud,
misconduct or technical failures destroy or threaten the integrity of this
portion of the Promotion, in the opinion of the Sponsor/Administrator, or if a
computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration,
security, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor/Administrator,
in their sole discretion. In the event of early termination of the Sweepstakes,
Sponsor reserves the right to determine any prize winner(s) in a random drawing
from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the time/date of such


participating, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and
causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, or any
prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of
class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or
state court within the State of New Jersey; (2) any and all claims, judgments,
and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including
costs associated with entering this Promotion, and in no event will entrant be
entitled to received attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (3) under no
circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant
hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and 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. All
issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and
enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of
entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by,
and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, without
giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions
(whether of the State of New Jersey or any other jurisdiction), that would
cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of
New Jersey.


Odds:  Odds
of being selected as a prize winner are dependent upon the total number of
eligible entries received for each Festival as of the date and time of each
drawing as outlined above. 


Official Rules & Winners List: 
For a copy of these Official Rules, or the name of prize winners, send a
self-addressed stamped envelope postmarked by 8/15/20 and received by 8/31/20
to: Blackened Whiskey Country Thunder Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge,
NJ  07095.  PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting,
official rules or winners list.


This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Sweet Amber Distilling Co., PO Box 1760,
Santa Monica, CA 90406.


Sweepstakes Administrator: 
The Sweepstakes is administered by Million Dollar Media, LLC, P.O. Box
278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.