Cf Martin & Co – Membership Brings Rewards – Win the opportunity to work with an authorized Martin dealer (“Dealer”) of his or her choice to create a custom Martin guitar (ARV $10000.00).



Sponsor: CF Martin & Co., Inc., 510 Sycamore Street, Nazareth, PA 18604, USA.

Administrator: Ventura Associates International LLC, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001, USA; an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Membership Brings Rewards Sweepstakes; referred hereafter as the “Sweepstakes”.

Sweepstakes Entry Period: The Membership Brings Rewards Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 1, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on October 31, 2019 (the “Entry Period”).

Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to any person age 18 or older who at time of entry is a legal resident of one of the 50 United States (or the District of Columbia).  Void where prohibited by law. Employees of the Sponsor, Administrator and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and any other individual or company involved in the development or execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively the “Released Parties) and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each, whether related or not, are not eligible to enter or win. This Sweepstakes is subject solely to the applicable federal, state and local laws of the 50 United States.

How to enter: There are three (3) ways to enter. Method #1 (“Automatic Entry”): You are automatically entered in the Sweepstakes when you join or renew your Martin Owners Club membership during the Entry Period. To join or renew, you visit and follow all onscreen instructions to join or renew your membership during the Entry Period. Method #2 (“Online Entry”): If you have renewed your Martin Owners Club membership prior to the Entry Period and your membership is active during the Entry Period, visit the website offer and follow all instructions to complete and submit the registration form during the Entry Period. Each submission via any of the aforementioned entry methods is referred herein as “Entry” or “Entries”. Method #3  (“Free Entry”): If you do not have a Martin Owners Club member ID number, please click here to submit your entry during the Entry Period.

Limit: one (1) Entry per person for the duration of the Entry Period. Only complete and valid entries as determined by the Sponsor and/or the Administrator are eligible for the Sweepstakes. Use of any automated, robotic or similar entry methods or agents to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Each entrant is subject to all notices posted online but not limited to Sponsor’s privacy policy as being referred to in the Personal Information & Privacy Section hereof. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant.  The “authorized 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. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to be determined exclusively by the Sponsor’s and/or its agent in their sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, garbled, damaged, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate or misdirected entries. All entries become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged.

Winner Selection: Potential winners will be selected at random on or about November 6, 2019 from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Each potential winner will be notified via email based on the information provided by entrant at time of entry. Potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) and IRS –W-9 Form within ten (10) days of date specified on notification or he/she will be disqualified, and an alternative winner will be selected. If a potential winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to execute and return any required document on minor’s behalf. If Affidavit/Release, Release or prize notification is returned as undeliverable; or if a potential winner failed to execute and return any required documents or respond to any email notification within the specified time period; or if a potential winner is otherwise found to be ineligible; or if a potential winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason; or if the prize is returned as undeliverable; the potential winner will forfeit all rights to the corresponding prize and an alternative winner may be selected from all non-winning eligible entries. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternative winner, if any. Prize will be awarded within thirty (30) days after verification of each winner. Should a winner be found to have made any false statement(s) in the Affidavit/Release or any required document, that winner will be disqualified and required to promptly return to Sponsor his/her prize. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use each winner’s name, prize won, hometown and likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting on Sponsor’s web site of choice) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. Furthermore, Sponsor may film or record the process in creating the custom guitar and/or take images of the custom guitar upon completion, or take the design/ideas, and may use the resulting footage, recordings, design/ideas or photographs at a later date for a range of purposes, including, without limitation, to prepare derivative works for marketing and promoting its products, services or for in any manner whatsoever. No additional compensation will be provided to winner for any resulting footage/usage.

Prizes & their Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”): One (1) Grand Prize: Winner will receive the opportunity to work with an authorized Martin dealer (“Dealer”) of his or her choice to create a custom Martin guitar (ARV: $10,000.00). Three (3) Second Prizes: Each winner will receive a Martin Guitar Gear Pack (ARV: $100.00 each). One hundred (100) Third Prizes: Each winner will receive a set of Martin strings (ARV: $7.00 each). Total ARV of prize is: $11,000.00. All prize details for second and third prizes are at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable. No substitutions are permitted except by the Sponsor who reserves the right to award a prize for one of comparable or greater value if offered prize is unavailable. Entrants acknowledge that the Sponsor and all other businesses concerned with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for, any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of prize.

For Grand Prize: The customization/design of guitar prize must be completed within five (5) months of winner verification or winner will forfeit all rights to the prize. Additional time will be required to build/make the guitar after the customization/design is completed. Winner will be required to attend special sessions with Dealer on mutually agreed times and dates to design and create his or her custom guitar. Winner will not be paid for his or her time or be reimbursed for travel and/or incidental expenses associated with traveling to/from Dealer.  Winner must comply with any security procedure or measures imposed by Dealer and must make himself or herself available to attend/participate any design session. If Grand Prize Winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, a parent or legal guardian must accompany winner to all sessions and any travel and/or incidental expenses incurred are his or her responsibility to assume. If winner cannot attend any design session or fails to attend any design session after a time/date are mutually agreed upon, or if winner does not complete the session for any reason, the Sponsor may disqualify him or her at its sole discretion if sufficient proof is not provided that deems him/her ineligible. In the event of incomplete guitar customization, the Sponsor may or may not award the custom guitar to the winner.

Grand Prize Winner ( or his/her parent or legal guardian if winner is a minor) hereby acknowledges that any and all materials created or produced by winner relating to the custom guitar (the “Work”) become property of the Sponsor who will be the sole and exclusive owner of its design, in perpetuity and throughout the universe, of all right, title and interest in and to the Work, including without limitation all trademarks in and to the Work and all the rights therein and thereto, and may exploit the Work (and all rights therein) in any manner throughout the world without restriction. Grand Prize Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state or income taxes or other expenses relating to the use, acceptance and possession of prize and will be required to complete and submit a W-9 Form prior to the awarding of prize. An IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of winner for the value of the prize.

Odds: Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.

Consent and Release: To the fullest extent possible in law, entrants, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, extent, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have which in any way arise out of or result from entrant’s participation, acceptance and use or misuse of prize or any portion of prize, including property damage, personal injury or death. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of prizes or for any suspension of the Sweepstakes or inability to implement the Sweepstakes or award the prizes as contemplated herein due to any event beyond its control, including delays or interruptions caused by acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, utility outages, acts of terrorism or any national, federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or regulator. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES. PARTICPANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO LEGAL FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF PARTICPANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.

Personal Information & Privacy: Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at: The information Sponsor collects is stored and processed on servers in the United States. Participation in the Sweepstakes implies authorization to collect, process and use the data provided for purposes of management of the Sweepstakes and future offers for any Entrant that has opted-in to receive such offers. Any requested opt-in consent is not required and will not increase your chances of winning. To opt-out of the Sweepstakes and/or modify information, visit Sponsor’s privacy policy at:

Disclaimers: Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. 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 web site or any combination thereof; (ii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes, or (iii) the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants (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 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. In its absolute discretion, the Sponsor reserves the right to: permanently disqualify any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and terminate the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), or to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to termination. LEGAL WARNING:  ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Winners’ List: For the name of winners (available after November 30, 2019): send your request so it is received by October 31, 2019 to: Membership Brings Rewards Sweepstakes Winner, c/o: Customer Service (DE-CFMA6545), Ventura Associates Int’l LLC, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001.

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