Guitar Center – Customer Appreciation – Win Name Prize Description ARV 1.

Guitar Center Customer Appreciation Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR
CHANCES OF WINNING. LIMITED TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE AT
LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

ELIGIBILITY: Participation in the Guitar Center Customer Appreciation Sweepstakes (the
“Sweepstakes” or “Promotion”) is limited to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District
of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). The Sweepstakes
is void in all other U.S. territories and possessions, and where restricted or prohibited by law. Employees
of Guitar Center Stores, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, authorized dealers, licensees,
suppliers, marketing partners, advertising and promotion agencies, Marden-Kane, Inc. (the “Administrator”),
and any other companies engaged in the development, administration, production, fulfillment or distribution
of materials for this Sweepstakes, and the immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings and their
respective spouses) and individuals living in the same household, whether related or not, of the above, are
not eligible to enter or win a prize. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local
laws. Winning a prize is contingent on eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules.

PROMOTION PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on August 18, 2022 at 12:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time
(“PT”) and ends on August 31, 2022 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT (the “Promotion Period”). The Sponsor runs the
official clock for the Sweepstakes and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received. 3.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, access the online entry form by scanning the
Quick Response code (“QR code”) found on advertising materials at participating Guitar Center locations or
by visiting https://www.guitarcenter.com/gear-giveaway.gc.
To enter, you must complete all required information on the Sweepstakes entry form and then follow the
instructions to select one of the prize packages listed that you would most like to win/enter for (each a
“Prize Category”). See Section 5 below for details on all available Prize Categories. As part of the
Sweepstakes entry process, Entrants will be required to indicate that they have read, accept and agree to be
bound by these Official Rules. Limit one entry per person.

Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of
entry. Entries are subject to the acceptance and acknowledgement of these Official Rules and any other
applicable Terms of Services/Privacy Policy. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural
person who is assigned to 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 email
address. When using a web-enabled mobile device to scan the QR code and/or to enter, message and data rates
may apply. You agree to incur any and all charges demanded by your wireless carrier. Not all mobile devices
offer wireless internet access, and wireless internet access may not be available in all areas.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, destroyed, misdirected, incomplete, illegible,
mutilated, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any
kind, whether mechanical, human or electronic. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted.
Incomplete or illegible entries are not eligible. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will
not be returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Sponsor.

PRIZE CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”): One winner per Prize
Category.

Prize

Name

Prize Description

ARV

1.

Acoustic Guitar

Taylor 224ce-K DLX Special Edition Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Natural
D’Addario XS Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Strings Light (12-53)
D’Addario Equinox USB Rechargeable Headstock Tuner
D’Addario NS Reflex Capo, Antique Bronze
D’Addario Planet Waves Humidipak Two-Way Humidification System
D’Addario Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter
D’Addario Planet Waves 2” Auto Lock Guitar Strap, Black
BOSS Acoustic Singer Pro 120W 1×8 Acoustic Guitar Combo Amplifier

$2,723.93

2.

Electric Guitar

Schecter Guitar Research SVSS Exotic Black Limba Electric Guitar, Natural
Holeyboard Pedalboards 123 Complete Pedalboard Package Stealth, Black
Walrus Audio Slö Multi-Texture Reverb Effects Pedal
Walrus Audio Julianna Stereo Analog Chorus/Vibrato, Lavender
Walrus Audio ARP-87 Multi-Function Delay Effects Pedal
Soldano SLO Mini 30W Guitar Amp Head, Black
Friedman BE-MINI 30W Guitar Amp Head, Black
Barefoot Buttons V1 Guitar Center Standard Footswitch Cap, Silver
Barefoot Buttons Barefoot Buttons V1, Black
Barefoot Buttons Barefoot Buttons V1, Acrylic Clear
Barefoot Buttons V1 Standard Footswitch Cap, Red
Barefoot Buttons V1, Green
Barefoot Buttons Barefoot Buttons V1, Purple
Barefoot Buttons Barefoot Buttons V1 Standard Footswitch Cap, Acrylic Blue
BOSS Katana-50 MkII 50W 1×12 Guitar Combo Amplifier

$2937.62

3.

Drum

Alesis Strike Pro SE Electronic Drum Set
Promark FireGrain Drum Sticks 3-Pack, 5A Wood
Promark TDSB Transport Deluxe Stick Bag
DW 5000 Series Double Pedal
DW 5300 Snare Drum Stand
DW 5100 Standard-Height Throne
DW 5500TD Delta II Hi-Hat Cymbal Stand

$4,058.93

4.

Live Sound

Harbinger MLS1000 Personal Line Array Speaker System
Harbinger S12 12” Compact Powered Subwoofer With DSP

$2,199.96

5.

Keys

Casio CDP-S160 Compact Digital Piano, Black
Casio CS-46 Stand for CDP-S100/CDP-S350 Digital Pianos, Black
Casio CB-7BK Metal Bench, Black

$767.00

6.

Home Studio

Sterling Audio S452 Studio Headphones
Sterling H224 Computer interface
Sterling Audio MX3 3” Powered Studio Monitor (Pair)
Ultimate Acoustics Studio Bundle I 18-Pack
Sterling Audio ST155 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Sterling Audio SL230MP Matched-Pair Medium-Diaphragm Condenser
Microphones With Shockmounts, Windscreens and Carry Case, Matte Black

$929.23

Total ARV of all prizes offered is $13,617.37. The actual value of prizes is subject to price fluctuations
in the consumer marketplace; winner will not be compensated for any difference in value between the stated
ARV and the actual value of the prize at the time the prize is awarded. All prizes will be awarded provided
a sufficient number of qualified eligible entries are received for each Prize Category.

No substitutions, cash equivalents or transfer of prize permitted,
except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserves the right, where lawful, to substitute a prize
with one of comparable or greater value. Prize may not be sold, bartered or exchanged by winner. Prize
consists of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for damage
or loss of a prize after it has been delivered to a confirmed winner. Sponsor makes no warranties, and
hereby disclaims any and all warranties, expressed or implied, concerning any prize furnished by third
parties in connection with the Sweepstakes. Winners agree to look to the manufacturer for any warranty on
the prize. At Sponsor’s sole discretion, prizes may vary from what has been advertised, pictured, etc. All
details of prizes not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. All federal, state and other
tax liabilities arising from acceptance and use of a prize are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND CLEARANCE: Potential winners will be notified by the Administrator
via email on/or about September 7, 2022. Potential winners (and parent/legal guardian if a potential winner
is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to complete, sign and return the following
documents: [1] an affidavit of eligibility and liability release, and, where legal, a publicity release, and
[2] IRS Form W-9 to include his/her social security number that will be used only for the purpose of
reporting the winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service (collectively, the “Documents”).
The Documents must be returned to the Administrator by the date stated in the notification email or the
prize will be forfeited, and an alternate winner will be selected. If a potential winner (i) cannot be
contacted after a reasonable attempt has been made by the Administrator (as determined in the Sponsor’s sole
discretion); or (ii) fails to timely return the required paperwork without alteration and in the form
presented by the Administrator; or (iii) refuses the prize; or (iv) the prize or prize notification is
rejected or returned as undeliverable, then such potential winner will be disqualified and forfeits all
rights to be deemed a winner in the Sweepstakes and receive the prize, and an alternate winner will be
selected through a random drawing by the Administrator from the remaining eligible entries. Upon prize
forfeiture, no compensation will be given, and the Sponsor will have no further obligation to that
participant. The Administrator will fulfill prizes approximately 4 to 6 weeks following eligibility
verification.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY By participating, Entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules,
including all eligibility requirements. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify Entrants who violate these
Official Rules or interfere with this Sweepstakes in any manner. Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more
than the stated number of entries permitted herein by using multiple/different email addresses, identities,
registrations and logins, or any other method, will void that Entrant’s Entries, and that Entrant may be
disqualified. Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Electronically reproduced, illegible,
incomplete or inaccurate Entries are void.

Caution, any attempt by an Entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage
any online service or website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a
violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the
right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted
by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a
waiver of that or any other provision.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor, Administrator, Prize Providers and their respective
affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and all of their officers,
directors, shareholders, employees and agents (collectively “Released Parties”) are not responsible for
incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human or printing error, technical
malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any
telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or website,
inability to submit the online entry form, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to
Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to, or resulting from, participation or downloading any
materials in this Sweepstakes, or for late, lost, stolen, illegible, misdirected or damaged entries.
Caution: Any attempt by an Entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or
website, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, may be a violation of criminal and civil
laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other
remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term
of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: Entrants agree to release indemnify and
hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or
expense whatsoever, including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death, which may
occur in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of
prize, or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, and for any claims based on publicity rights,
defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify
the Sweepstakes if it cannot be executed as planned for any reason or event beyond the Sponsor’s control,
including but not limited to a force majeure event or occurrence, an “act of God” (e.g., natural disaster,
etc.) or an unforeseeable health event (e.g. pandemic), making it inadvisable, impractical, impossible or
illegal, or which materially affects a party’s ability to perform its obligations under this agreement in
whole or in part, or if fraud, technical failures, human error or any other causes beyond the reasonable
control of the Sponsor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by the
Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, the Sponsor may, at its discretion, award prizes in a random
drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of termination. In no event
will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: TO THE MAXIMIM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW,
IN NO EVENT WILL
THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE SITE
AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY
WEBSITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING AND TO THE MAXIMIM EXTENT PERMITTED
BY LAW, THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR
EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE
LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants acknowledge that they are familiar with the provisions of California
Civil Code Section 1542, which provides as follows:

A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS
FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS
OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.

Accordingly, by entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants (on their behalf and on behalf of their heirs,
executors, administrators, personal representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns of any of the
foregoing, and all other persons and entities asserting rights of, or acting on behalf of, the Entrant)
hereby waive and relinquish any right or benefit which Entrant, Designated Agent or such persons has, have
or may have against the Sponsor and the other Released Entities under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the
State of California, or under any similar statutory or common law of any other jurisdiction to the full
extent that any such person may lawfully waive such rights and benefits pertaining to the releases set forth
in these Official Rules, the website, Sweepstakes and applicable privacy policy.

DISPUTES; GOVERNING LAW; FORUM: Each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims
and causes of action arising out of, or in connection with, this Sweepstakes, 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 in Los Angeles County, California; (2) 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 (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 the
Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the
laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or
provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application
of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of California.

SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or
unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

WHO WON?: For the names of the prize winners, send an email with the subject line: “Guitar
Center August Customer Appreciation Sweepstakes” to: winnerslist@mkpromosource.com. Requests must be
received by September 30, 2022.

SPONSOR: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Guitar Center Stores, Inc., 5795 Lindero Canyon
Road, Westlake Village, California 91362.

ADMINISTRATOR: This Sweepstakes is being administered by Marden-Kane, Inc., 575 Underhill
Blvd., Suite 222, Syosset, New York 11791, an independent judging organization, who is responsible for
notifying potential winners and overseeing the awarding of the Prizes, and whose decisions regarding the
conduct of this Sweepstakes are final and binding.

Manufacturers of prizes offered in this Promotion are not Sponsors or Participants in this Giveaway, and no
association or endorsement is implied. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be
the trademarks of their respective owners.

© 2022 Marden-Kane, Inc. All rights reserved. These Official Rules may not be copied, edited or used
for any other purpose, commercial or otherwise, without the express written consent of Marden-Kane, Inc.