Carscom – Best Of 2022 – Win will win one of the Carscom best 2022 award-winning vehicles of Carscom’s choosing and $5000.00 cash (awarded as check) which winner may use however he/she wishes
The Cars.com Best of 2022 Sweepstakes
To enter this Sweepstakes, you must agree to and abide by these official rules (“Official Rules”).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR FOR A CHANCE TO WIN. A PURCHASE OR
PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET
ACCESS AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS REQUIRED.
1. Sponsor: Cars.com, LLC, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60606 (“Sponsor”).
2. Administrator: Probability LLC, 2 Woodstock Meadows Ln., P.O. Box 1484, Woodstock, NY
3. Eligibility: “The Cars.com Best of 2022 Sweepstakes” (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to
persons who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are
at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever
is older), with a valid driver’s license and who have an active e-mail account and Internet
access as of 1/30/22. Any individuals (including but not limited to officers, directors, employees,
consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months,
performed services for Sponsor, Administrator, Telescope Inc., any organizations responsible
for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes or supplying
the prize (i.e., the vehicle), and/or each of their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and
successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are
not eligible to enter or win the prize. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-
parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they
live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three
months a year, whether related or not. The potential winner may be required to provide proof
of U.S. residency upon request prior to prize award. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Entrant may not have been convicted of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude. By
entering, Entrants understand and agree that, if selected as the potential winner they
will be required to consent to a background check to verify eligibility and, failure to sign
such consents and authorizations and/or to furnish all required information will result
in disqualification. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to
disqualify potential winner if the results of such background check reveal that such
potential winner is not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes or has been convicted
of a felony or a crime of moral turpitude, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
4. Sweepstakes Entry: The Sweepstakes begins at 11:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on
Monday, January 31, 2022 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. ET on Sunday, February 20, 2022
(“Promotion Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official clock for this Sweepstakes.
To enter, follow steps i-iii below:
i. Navigate the Internet to sweeps.cars.com (“Website”) and do any one (1) of the following:
(a) Click the “Sign In” button; (b) click the “Vote” button for any car which has been
nominated for “Car of the Year” in any of the following categories: Best Electric Vehicle of
2022, Best Luxury Car of 2022, Best Value Car of 2022, Best Family Car of 2022, Best of
the Year, Best Pickup Truck of 2022; or (c) click the “Play” button for any car which has
been nominated for “Car of the Year” in any category. After doing so, you will receive a
pop-up message with an online entry form.
ii. Complete the online entry form with your first name, last name, zip code, and phone
number, and then sign in to the application with either your e-mail address or using your
Check the box indicating that you have read, fully understand and agree to these Official
Rules.** YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPLETE THE ENTRY PROCESS AND
ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT CHECK THIS BOX. Click “Submit” button on
the online entry form.
iii. In a given “Car of the Year” category, watch the video AND cast a vote for one (1) and only
one (1) nominated car by following the online instructions. WHILE YOU MUST VOTE FOR
A NOMINATED CAR IN A “CAR OF THE YEAR” CATEGORY AS PART OF THE ENTRY
PROCEDURE, THE SPECIFIC NOMINATED CAR RECEIVING A VOTE WILL NOT
AFFECT YOUR ABILITY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES OR YOUR ODDS OF
WINNING THE PRIZE. WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SELECT
THE NOMINATED CAR THAT IS THE WINNING CAR IN A “CAR OF THE YEAR”
CATEGORY IN ORDER TO BE ENTERED NOR WILL DOING SO IN ANY WAY
IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Completion of steps (i) – (iii) will result in receipt of one entry (“Base Entry”).
You may complete steps (i) – (iii) once per “Car of the Year” category, for a maximum of six
(6) Base Entries.
**You may also elect to receive the Cars.com newsletter and/or to advise Sponsor whether
(or not) you are planning to buy a car. BOTH OF THESE FIELDS ARE OPTIONAL AND WILL
NOT AFFECT YOUR ODDS OF WINNING THE PRIZE OR YOUR ABILITY TO ENTER THE
SWEEPSTAKES. IN ADDITION, THE NATURE OF YOUR RESPONSE TO WHETHER (OR
NOT) YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUY A CAR (SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO RESPOND TO
THIS QUESTION) WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR ODDS OF WINNING THE PRIZE OR YOUR
ABILITY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES.
Additional Entries: During the Promotion Period, you may obtain additional entries by
sharing your votes on Facebook or Twitter. After submitting your Base Entry via the method
detailed above, click one of the Share options (Facebook or Twitter) to share the Sweepstakes
to your personal Facebook or Twitter account and receive one (1) additional “Bonus” entry
(“Bonus Entry”). The opportunity to obtain a Bonus Entry is only available during the same
online session in which Base Entry was received. A person may accumulate a maximum of
twelve (12) Entries (i.e., Base Entries plus Bonus Entries) by casting a vote and watching the
video in each “Best Car of the Year” category and then sharing their vote on Facebook or
Twitter. Entrants will receive only one (1) Bonus Entry for sharing each vote, even if they share
the vote on both Facebook and Twitter.
Multiple Base Entries and/or Bonus Entries by an individual person per “Car of the Year”
category or mass entry attempts will result in disqualification of the person and void all Entries
of such person. Use of automated/programmed/robotic means of entry or other artifice or
device to receive more than one (1) Base Entry and/or more than one (1) Bonus Entry per
“Car of the Year” category is prohibited and any entries submitted/received using such means
will be voided and the individual disqualified from participation in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor
and Administrator will not be responsible for late, lost, incomplete, or misdirected Entries or
for Bonus Entries not received or recorded for any reason.
5. Grand Prize Random Drawing: Potential Grand Prize winner will be selected from among all
eligible Entries (that is, Base Entries and Bonus Entries) received during the Promotion Period
in a random drawing. Random drawing will take place on or about February 25, 2022. The
drawing will be conducted by Administrator, an independent organization/administrator whose
decisions are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes.
6. Winner Notification: The potential winner will be notified by Administrator via e-mail and/or
phone on or about February 25, 2022. If potential winner does not reply to such notification
within three (3) days and/or if the e-mail notification is returned as undeliverable after two (2)
attempts, such winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected from all
remaining eligible Entries (that is, Base Entries and Bonus Entries) received during the
Promotion Period. Potential winner will be required to complete, sign, have notarized and
return within three (3) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and
Indemnification, and a Publicity Release, W9-Form, and paperwork for a criminal background
check (collectively, “Winner Documents”), where allowed by law. If Winner Documents are not
returned to Administrator within the specified time period, or if the potential winner is found to
be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules or declines the prize for
any reason prior to award, prize may be forfeited and potential winner may be disqualified. If
potential winner is disqualified for any reason, prize will be awarded to an alternate winner
selected from all remaining eligible Entries (that is, Base Entries and Bonus Entries) received
during the Promotion Period. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity of any entrant,
the entry will be deemed submitted by the natural person who is the Authorized Account
Holder of the e-mail account. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person
who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider,
or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for
assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
7. Prize/Odds/Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”):
Grand Prize (one (1) prize): Grand Prize winner will win one (1) of the Cars.com best 2022
award-winning vehicles of Cars.com’s choosing and $5,000.00 cash (awarded as check),
which winner may use however he/she wishes., The cash prize may be used to help defray tax
liability incurred by accepting the prize. Total approximate retail value of Grand Prize: up to
Winner is solely responsible for any and all costs related to acceptance and use of the Grand
Prize. The preceding includes but is not limited to (a) vehicle registration, license, title and
insurance fees; (b) upgrades and options not provided with vehicle; (c) any expenses in
operating the vehicle (such as, gasoline); and (d) costs involved in taking possession of vehicle
at dealership near winner’s residence as designated by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
Vehicle is awarded subject to availability: Sponsor disclaims any and all liability related to
vehicle availability due to delays in production, limited vehicle inventory, other disruptions to
the global supply chain, whether or not foreseeable, or any other reason. Winner may not
receive vehicle in preferred color. Winner must take possession of vehicle at designated
dealership within thirty (30) days of notification of availability or prize (that is, vehicle and
$5,000.00 cash). Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of the Grand Prize and an alternate
potential prize winner selected as set forth above. To take possession of vehicle, a valid driver’s
license and evidence of insurance are required. Vehicle awarded may differ from any vehicle
shown in promotional/advertising materials with Sponsor disclaiming any and all liability in
No substitution or transfer of Grand Prize shall occur except with Sponsor’s permission or
where required by law. Sponsor in its sole discretion may award a substitute prize of equal
value if the vehicle is unavailable at the time of awarding for any reason.
To receive the cash component of Grand Prize, winner must also accept the vehicle component
of the Grand Prize. Allow four (4) to six (6) weeks for the mailing of the cash component of the
Winner will be solely responsible for all taxes on the Grand Prize. Sponsor makes no
representation or warranty that the $5,000.00 cash will be sufficient to defray taxes incurred in
conjunction with acceptance/award of Grand Prize. Winner understands and agrees that, as
per applicable law, Sponsor is required to report winner’s receipt of the Grand Prize (and the
fair market value of the Grand Prize) to applicable government authorities, including the Internal
Revenue Service via IRS 1099 Tax Form; and, to this end, winner agrees to fully cooperate
with Sponsor including by providing his/her Social Security Number upon request vis IRS W9
Odds of winning the Grand Prize depends on the total number of eligible Entries (that is, Base
Entries and Bonus Entries) received during the Promotion Period.
SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR MAKE NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR
GUARANTEE REGARDING THE GRAND PRIZE (I.E., THE VEHICLE), INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILTY OR FITNESS FOR THE
INTENDED PURPOSE. THE ONLY WARRANTIES ARE THOSE OF THE MANUFACTURER
OF THE VEHICLE AND PERHAPS THE DESIGNATED CAR DEALERSHIP.
8. Publicity: Except where prohibited by applicable law, acceptance of the Grand Prize
constitutes the Winner’s consent to Sponsor’s use of the Winner’s name, likeness, photograph,
voice, biographical information, statements, and/or home state for advertising and promotional
purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes or awarding of the Grand Prize in any media,
worldwide, without remuneration for said use.
9. Limitations of Liability: Sponsor and its agencies (including Administrator) are not
responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any
kind, including but not limited to human, typographical, printing or electronic malfunction or
damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason any Sweepstakes is not
capable of running as planned (in whole or in part), including infection by computer virus, bugs,
tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures beyond Sponsor’s control that
corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of such
Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or
suspend the Sweepstakes and/or disqualify any individual who tampers with (or attempts to
tamper with) the entry process/operation of the Sweepstakes. The preceding includes but is
not limited to any irregularity or defect in accessing or viewing the “Best Car of the Year” videos
in any category and/or any other irregularity or defect in the voting procedure for “Best Car of
the Year” in any category as determined by Sponsor and/or Administrator in their sole
discretion. In such event, Sponsor and/or Administrator shall conduct the Sweepstakes and
make the Grand Prize available in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with the
spirit of these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor and/or Administrator in their sole
discretion. Notice of cancellation/termination/modification/suspension of the Sweepstakes will
be posted on the Website. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption,
deletion, defect, delay in operation, recordation or transmission, communications line failure,
theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or
technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or
providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail, or electronic entry to be
received or recorded on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or
at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any
other person’s computer or mobile phone/device (or data and/or information stored thereon)
related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from Sweepstakes.
Participants agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or
prevent others from participating in the Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR
OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES (OR
THE VOTING FOR “BEST CAR OF THE YEAR” IN ONE OR MORE CATEGORIES)
VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE OR AN
INDIVIDUAL OTHERWISE ATTEMPTS TO DEFRAUD SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR,
SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR, MAY DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT MAKING
SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
10. Additional Conditions of Participation: By participating, participants agree to be bound by
and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which shall
be final and binding in all respects. By participating in this Sweepstakes, participants agree to
release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, Telescope Inc., each of their respective
parents, subsidiaries, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies,
and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well
as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns, as well as Meta Platforms,
Inc. (formerly, Facebook, Inc.), and Twitter, Inc. (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any
and all actions, claims, injury, death, loss or damage to person(s) or property arising in any
manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance,
possession, receipt or use/misuse of the prize. By participating, participants also authorize the
Sponsor and its designees to use the participant’s name, voice, likeness, photograph, prize
information, biographical data and city and state of residence in programming, advertising,
trade and/or promotional material or on a winner’s list (if applicable) without compensation or
notice, to the extent permitted by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above
mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials,
at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without obligation or compensation.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with
Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly, Facebook, Inc.) or Twitter, Inc.
11. Disputes: Any dispute or claim regarding the Sweepstakes will be resolved pursuant to laws
of the State of Illinois, without regard to conflicts of law/choice of law principles. All entrants
consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the federal or state courts located in Cook
County, Illinois and waive any right of change of venue, forum non conveniens or the like.
Entrants further agree, to the fullest extent permitted by law, that any legal action regarding the
Sweepstakes will be brought individually (and not as part of a class action) and that their
recovery in any such legal action shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in
participating in the Sweepstakes (if any), with any right to consequential, compensatory,
punitive or other damages or equitable relief being expressly waived.
12. Miscellaneous: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will
not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of
the Official Rules is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or otherwise
unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in
accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
Sponsor’s/Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules in any given
circumstance will not constitute a waiver of that provision. Entrants agree to waive any rights
to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency
between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials,
terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control
and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
available at https://www.cars.com/about/privacy/.
14. Winner’s List: For the name of winner, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with “Cars.com Best of 2022 Sweepstakes Winner” in the subject line, for receipt no later than
March 15, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.