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ESSENCE Win a 2020 Ford Vehicle Sweepstakes

SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION: The Win A 2020 Ford Vehicle Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 AM Central Daylight Time (“CDT”) on 6/3/19 and ends at 1:00 PM CDT on 7/7/19 (Sweepstakes Period”).
SPONSOR: Ford Motor Company, One American Road, Dearborn, MI 48126.
ADMINISTRATOR: Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc., 1000 North Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (“U.S.”) who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of entry with a valid US driver’s license (“Entrant”). Employees, directors, officers, volunteers, independent contractors and agents of Ford Motor Company, UniWorld Group, Inc., GTB Agency, LLC, Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc., Essence Festivals Productions LLC, and Ventura, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, distributors, agents and companies involved in the implementation and execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively the “Sweepstakes Entities”) and their immediate families (spouses and siblings, parents and children and their spouses) and household members are not eligible. In order to be selected as a potential Finalist for the Grand Prize, entrants MUST be physically present in New Orleans, LA at the Convention Center on 7/7/19 (for the Grand Prize Finalist random drawing) and available to be reached via cell phone at any point during the day. In addition, potential Finalists for the Grand Prize must be present on 7/7/19 in New Orleans, LA at the main 2019 ESSENCE Festival™ venue to participate in the Grand Prize Event at the designated time. Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, and other US Commonwealths, Territories and jurisdictions (including overseas military installations) and where prohibited.
AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, the Administrator, and/or UniWorld Group, Inc., which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes:
1) ONLINE VIA TEST DRIVE R.S.V.P – Visit (the “Website”) prior to 1:00 PM CDT on 7/7/19, complete the online test drive registration form and submit as directed (“Web Entry”). ALL WEB ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 1:00 PM CDT on 7/7/19; and
2) EVENT – At the 2019 ESSENCE Festival™ in New Orleans, LA, complete a paper registration form (available while supplies last) and deposit as directed. In addition, electronic devices will be available for consumer use at the Ford display. On an electronic device,
(a)     complete the form truthfully and to the best of your knowledge and belief;
(b)    supply all required information, including your name and email address; AND
(c)     opt-in to the Sweepstakes indicating that you wish to be entered (“Event Entry”).
Regardless of entry method, all requested information must be provided. No mechanical or other reproduction of (paper) entry form permitted. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, omission, deletion, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, illegible, or damaged entries. Entries are void if defective, altered, forged, illegible or obtained outside authorized channels. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Entry at Event is offered on a first come-first served basis and is not guaranteed to all Event attendees; and, Sweepstakes Entities shall have no liability if a given Event attendee is present but is not provided the opportunity to enter the Sweepstakes due to time constraints or any other reason. LIMIT: One (1) Entry per person or email address, regardless of the method of entry. In the event more than the above stated entries are received from any one person or email address, the first Entry processed will be considered the only valid Entry received. In the event of a dispute, Web Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of Entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Sweepstakes Entities are not liable for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled Entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Only fully completed Entries are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.
WINNER SELECTION AND VERIFICATION: Four (4) potential Finalists for the Grand Prize will be randomly selected on 7/7/19 at approximately 1:00 PM CDT from among all eligible Web and Event Entries received. Drawings and Grand Prize Finalist contact/verification will be conducted by UniWorld Group, Inc. (“UniWorld”), an independent judging organization. UniWorld will make one (1) attempt to contact each potential Grand Prize Finalist via the cellular phone number provided on his/her Entry. No emails will be sent. If UniWorld is unable to reach a potential Grand Prize Finalist within one (1) hour of initial phone call, prize will be forfeited, and an alternate may be selected, time permitting. Potential Grand Prize Finalists will be required to execute and return a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability and, unless prohibited by law, a Publicity Release form (“Declaration/Release”) before being declared a Grand Prize Finalist. If a potential Grand Prize Finalist fails to execute, sign and return the Declaration/Release within the required time period, or if he/she is otherwise ineligible to participate in the Grand Prize Event for a chance to win the Grand Prize (as the case may be), that potential Grand Prize Finalist will be deemed ineligible and have no claim to the Grand Prize (as applicable). An alternate will be selected in his/her place (from among all remaining eligible Entries received for the applicable random drawing), time permitting, and UniWorld will attempt to contact and obtain the required Declaration/Release from the alternate. Odds of being selected as a Grand Prize Finalist depend on the number of eligible Entries received as of 12:59 PM CDT on 7/7/19.
GRAND PRIZE EVENT: The Grand Prize Finalists will be invited to attend the Grand Prize Event on the evening of 7/7/19, at a time/location at the main 2019 ESSENCE Festival™ venue to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, during which the four (4) Finalists will be eligible to participate in a Grand Prize Event which will randomly determine the Grand Prize Winner. The exact details of the Grand Prize Event are to be determined by Sponsor. Event is to be conducted under the supervision of UniWorld, whose decisions in all matters of the Grand Prize Event are final. If a Finalist fails for any reason to appear for the Grand Prize Event, the opportunity to participate in the Grand Prize Event will be forfeited and no alternate participants will be selected. All Finalists must possess and present upon request their own valid U.S. driver’s license. Failure to possess, present or execute requested documentation in a timely fashion; meet any eligibility requirement; or comply with any of the instructions herein will result in disqualification. If the Grand Prize Event is cancelled or postponed for any reason, the Grand Prize will be awarded in a random drawing from among the Finalists. Odds of a Finalist becoming the Grand Prize Winner in the random drawing are 1:4.
PRIZES: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE- Winner’s choice of any2020 Ford Escape, Explorer, F-150 or Mustang whose maximum ARV does not exceed $45,000. In the event that a vehicle/model is selected with an ARV of less than $45,000, Winner will NOT receive the difference in prize value. The maximum Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $45,000.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Winners are responsible for sales tax, vehicle registration, license, title and insurance fees and for all costs associated with any available upgrade/option packages and any other expenses related to the acceptance and use of the prize not specified herein. Winner must take delivery of vehicle within 30 days of notice of availability from Winner-selected Ford dealer near Winner’s residence, subject to Sponsor’s approval. Winner must a have valid U.S. driver’s license and proof of insurance to take delivery. Vehicle awarded may differ from any vehicle shown in promotional materials and/or at the 2019 ESSENCE Festival™. Specific prize vehicle details, such as color, options and equipment, will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of comparable or greater value if the intended prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Winner will be responsible for all applicable taxes (not limited to federal, state, local and/or income) and will be required to provide their Social Security number or tax ID for tax reporting purposes as Sponsor will file an IRS Form 1099 with the Internal Revenue Service for the value of a prize awarded and accepted. WI residents will not be responsible for sales tax on prize vehicle. Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use Finalist’s/Winner’s name, hometown, likeness, statements and other personally identifiable information for promotional, advertising and marketing purposes in any media throughout the world without additional prize, incentive, consideration, consent or review; and upon request, Finalists/Winner will provide written consent to such use.
GENERAL CONDITIONS / RELEASE: By participating, Entrants agree to (a) release Sweepstakes Entities, their respective directors, officers, agents and employees from and against any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity; (b) except where prohibited by law, consent to the use by Sponsor of winner’s name, hometown, likeness, statements and other personally identifiable information for promotion, advertising and marketing purposes in any media throughout the world without additional consideration and consent or prior review, and upon request will provide written consent to such use; and (c) acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize including, but not limited to, its quality or availability, except in regard to Sponsor for any express written warranty provided with Sponsor’s product (i.e., the prize vehicle). Sponsor is not responsible for lost or late entries nor for electronic transmission errors resulting in 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 or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE GRAND PRIZE EVENT) MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. TAMPERING ALSO INCLUDES ACTING IN AN ANTI-SOCIAL, BELLIGERENT OR OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE MANNER TOWARD SPONSOR PERSONNEL AS TO THE DISTRIBUTION AND/OR COLLECTION OF EVENT ENTRIES OR TOWARD UNIWORLD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF GRAND PRIZE FINALISTS AND/OR THE CONDUCT OF THE GRAND PRIZE EVENT. Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being executed as planned (in whole or in part), or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants, technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of Administrator and/or Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Administrator and/or Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect Entry or entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at and at the Event, and determination of the Grand Prize Finalists for affected random drawing(s) will be made, from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received for such affected random drawing(s) as of the date of the termination, cancellation or suspension, as Administrator and/or Sponsor determines in its sole discretion. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.
GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTIONS/DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or the awarding of prizes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) 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 out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than State of Michigan.
ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Personal information Ford receives for those who opt in to communications from Ford are subject to Ford Motor Company’s Privacy Statement, which can be found at Essence Festivals Productions, LLC’s use of information it collects from entrants is subject to its own privacy practices, available at, for which Ford is not responsible. By entering the Sweepstakes, you expressly agree to the terms of the Privacy Statements.
WINNERS: To receive Promotion results (winners list), go to and enter the code “Wina2020FordEssence”. Results will be available after 7/28/19.
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