Blackened Whiskey – Festival Flyaway – Win a trip for two (2) (winner and one (1) guest age 21 or older) to attend the Sponsor designated Festival during the Sponsor designated travel dates (travel dates subject to change

Blackened Whiskey Festival
Flyaway Sweepstakes

Official
Rules

 

NO PURCHASE OR TEXT
MESSAGE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 
MAKING A PURCHASE OR SENDING A TEXT MESSAGE DOES NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF
WINNING.  THE FOLLOWING SWEEPSTAKES IS
VALID ONLY IN THE (50) UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.), AND IS
OPEN ONLY TO QUALIFIED PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN THE RULES BELOW).  VOID ELSEWHERE AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED.  BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU
AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE DECISIONS OF SPONSOR AND
ADMINISTRATOR.  DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE
SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND FALL WITHIN THE
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AS SET FORTH BELOW. 

 

Sweepstakes
Name:  Blackened Whiskey Festival Flyaway Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”).

 

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 9/25/20 (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
law.

 

Who
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:

(a)  
Employees,
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 (68683) 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.com/Festivals.  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 9/25/20.

 

2.     Online Registration:  To enter directly online
(without sending a text), scan the QR Code or directly visit www.BlackenedWhiskey.com/Festivals 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 9/25/20
to be eligible.

·        
After
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.

 

Each
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. 

 

In
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.

 

By
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 5 grand prize and 5 first prize winners per prize pools outlined
below):  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 five (5) prize drawings, with winners randomly selected from among the
pool of eligible entrants for each Festival per the drawing dates and prize
pools as outlined below. 

 

Festival

Registration Dates

Winner Selection

Prize Pools and # Winners

EpiCenter
Charlotte
Motor Speedway
5/1 – 5/3/20:
Charlotte, NC

2/15/20
– 4/16/20

On or
about 4/17/20

Prize Pool #1: 
one (1) grand prize winner shall be randomly selected from among all
eligible entries received.
Prize Pool #2: 
one (1) first prize winner shall be randomly selected from among all
eligible entries received from among residents of GA, NC and SC.

Welcome
to Rockville
Daytona
Speedway
5/8 – 5/10/20:
Daytona Beach, FL

2/15/20
– 4/23/20

On or
about 4/24/20

Prize Pool #1:  one (1) grand prize winner shall be
randomly selected from among all eligible entries received.
Prize Pool #2:  one (1) first prize winner shall be
randomly selected from among all eligible entries received from among residents
of FL.

Sonic
Temple
5/15 – 5/17/20:
Columbus, OH

2/15/20
– 4/30/20

On or
about 5/1/20

Prize Pool #1:  one (1) grand prize winner shall be
randomly selected from among all eligible entries received.
Prize Pool #2:  one (1) first prize winner shall be randomly
selected from among all eligible entries received from among residents of OH.

Louder Than
Life
Highland
Festival Grounds at Kentucky Expo Center
9/18 – 9/20/20:
Louisville, KY

2/15/20
– 9/3/20

On or
about 9/4/20

Prize Pool #1:  one (1) grand prize winner shall be
randomly selected from among all eligible entries received.
Prize Pool #2:  one (1) first prize winner shall be
randomly selected from among all eligible entries received from among residents
of IN and KY.

AfterShock at Discovery Park
10/9 – 10/11/20:
Sacramento, CA

2/15/20
– 9/25/20

On or
about 9/26/20

Prize Pool #1:  one (1) grand prize winner shall be
randomly selected from among all eligible entries received.
Prize Pool #2:  one (1) first prize winner shall be
randomly selected from among all eligible entries received from among residents
of CA.

 

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

 

All
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
process.

 

During
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. 

 

All
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
5 winners – one per Festival):
Each grand prize winner shall receive a trip for two (2) (winner and one (1) guest age 21 or older) to attend the Sponsor
designated Festival during the Sponsor designated travel dates (travel dates
subject to change, and at Sponsor’s sole determination and discretion).  Each grand prize has an approximate retail
value (ARV) not to exceed $2,750, and includes:

Round
trip coach class airfare for two (winner
and one guest age 21 or older) from the nearest major airport to the
winner’s home as designated by Sponsor to the Sponsor designated airport
servicing the metro area where the designated Festival is being held. 

·        
Actual
departure date, times and airline based upon availability and will be solely
determined by Sponsor;

Three (3)-nights
standard hotel accommodations, double occupancy at a standard hotel as
solely designated by Sponsor in the metro area where the designated
Festival is being held (based upon
availability);

·        
Arrival
and departure dates as solely specified by Sponsor, based upon availability;

Two (2) VIP
3-day tickets to the designated Festival.

 

No
alcoholic beverage is part of any prize award.  All ground transportation, 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 winner. 

·        
NOTE:  winner is solely responsible for any and all
required ground transportation, including transportation to airport(s), parking,
airport/hotel and festival transfers. 
Prize award does not include any ground transportation, transfers or
parking.

 

Scheduled
travel dates are not subject to change based upon winner request or winner’s available
travel schedule, and no prize substitution or alternate festival dates shall be
available to winner.  Sponsor is not
responsible for any travel delays, flight delays or cancellations or travel
difficulty related to the grand prize award. 
If travel delays or difficulty prevent arrival in time for any and all
elements of trip or prize award, Sponsor is not responsible for awarding any
compensation in lieu thereof.  The winner
and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary.  Any changes to completed travel arrangements,
once booked, are the sole responsibility of the winner, and are solely at the
winner’s expense.  Actual value of the
trip will depend on point of departure, and any airfare fluctuations.  If actual value of prize is lower than the
stated maximum value of grand prize when prize is procured and fulfilled, then
the difference will not be awarded to the winner.  The winner and travel companion are solely
responsible for all costs incurred to and from the nearest major airport to the
winner’s home as designated by Sponsor as the prize originates and terminates
at such departure point unless otherwise agreed to by Sponsor in writing. 

 

Grand
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.  Sponsor is
not responsible for late, lost, damaged or stolen luggage.  It is recommended that each winner and travel
companion obtain sufficient personal insurance prior to departure.  Winner and travel companion hereby release
Sponsor from any duty to provide, check, or verify any and all necessary ID’s,
passports, visas and tourist cards, birth certificates, vaccination
certificates, and any other travel requirements (“Personal Documents”).  Sponsor shall not have any responsibility for
the replacement of lost or stolen Personal Documents or tickets, coupons,
vouchers, receipts or other documents pertaining to the prize (“Travel
Documents”) once the Travel Documents have been provided to winner and travel
companion. 

 

First Prize Award (Maximum
5 winners – one per Festival):  Each first prize winner shall receive:

Two (2) general
admission 3-day tickets to the designated Festival.

 

ARV of each first prize:  $350 or $650 (AfterShock
Festival).  ARV of all available first
prize awards: $2,050.

 

General
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, 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.  Total ARV of all available
prize awards:  $15,800.

 

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.

 

By
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. 

 

Released
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. 

 

Participants
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
website.

 

Sponsor
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
termination.

 

IN CASE OF DISPUTES:  By
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 10/31/20 and received by 11/15/20
to: Blackened Whiskey Festival Flyaway Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge,
NJ  07095.  PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting,
official rules or winners list.

 

Sponsor: 
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.