Sam’s Club – Virtual Tailgate Experience – Win a custom branded cooler cornhole game

Sam’s Club Virtual Tailgate Experience Sweepstakes Official Rules 
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED AND OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES (INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, EXCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII).
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE PARTICIPATING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT PROVIDES FOR INDEMNIFICATION OF THE SPONSOR AND OTHER SWEEPSTAKES PARTIES BY YOU, A CLASS ACTION AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER, A REQUIREMENT THAT MOST DISPUTES BE SETTLED BY MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION, AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
TIMING: The Sam’s Club Virtual Tailgate Experience Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) starts on August 19, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on October 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.ET (“Promotion Period”). 
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to persons who are legal residents of one of the Continental United States (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF ALASKA AND HAWAII WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER) or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of legal residence, whichever is older as of date of entry. Employees of Sam’s West, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and Retail Sports Marketing, Inc. (RSM) (“Administrator”), their subsidiaries, distributors, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate family (spouse and parent, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of winners.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, there are two ways to enter; 
Website: To enter, visit www.samsclubultimatetailgate.com (the “Website”) and follow the instructions provided to complete a series of nine (9) virtual challenges. Upon completion of the nine (9) virtual challenges, you will receive one (1) entry in the grand prize (“Grand Prize” drawing, one (1) entry into the second prize drawing, one (1) entry into the third prize drawing, and one (1) entry in the applicable weekly prize drawing for the week you enter (each, an “Entry”). Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and Entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit one entry per person for the duration of the Promotion Period. You may only use one (1) email address to enter the Promotion. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the daily limitation stated above will be void. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, 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 the Sponsor or forfeit the prize. Entries specifying an invalid, non-working, or inactive email address will be disqualified and ineligible to win. Normal Internet access, phone, and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service may apply. All Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
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2) Mail-In: To receive one (1) entry in the Grand Prize drawing, one (1) entry in the second prize drawing, one (1) entry in the third prize drawing, and one (1) entry in the applicable Weekly Prize drawing without visiting the Website (as outlined above), Entrants may fill out an index card (any size) with their first name, last name, State of residence, mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, email address, and mail the card to: Retail Sports Marketing, Attn: Sam’s Club Virtual Tailgate Experience PO Box 481964 Charlotte, NC 28269. All mailed entry requests must be postmarked by October 16, 2021 and received by October 22, 2021. Entries that do not contain all required information listed above or entry requests not received by October 22, 2021 will not be considered.
RANDOM DRAWINGS: One (1) potential Grand Prize Winner, (1) potential Second Prize Winner, and one (1) potential Third Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about October 20, 2021 from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. Also, one (1) potential Weekly Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing among all eligible entries received for each Weekly Prize Period (for a total of eight (8) Weekly Prize Winners). Each Weekly Prize drawing will be executed as described in the table below. Odds of winning the Grand Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. Odds of winning a Weekly Prize will depend on the number of eligible Entries received throughout each Weekly Prize Period. Non-winning Entries from one Weekly Prize Period drawing will carry over to subsequent Weekly Prize Period drawings, if any. Random drawings will be conducted by Sponsor, or the representative of the Sponsor whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Promotion. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR [AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR], WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. 
WEEKLY PRIZE DRAWING DATES: 

Week

Number of Winners

Entries received by

Approximate Drawing Date

1

1

August 26

August 27

2

1

September 2

September 3

3

1

September 9

September 10

4

1

September 16

September 17

5

1

September 23

September 24

6

1

September 30

October 1

7

1

October 7

October 8

8

1

October 14

October 15

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Promotion. Potential Winners will be notified by e-mail. Potential winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within five (5) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected for the applicable prize at random from all remaining eligible entries.
WEEKLY PRIZES (8) (One (1) awarded per week): Each Weekly Prize winner will receive a custom branded cooler cornhole game. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Weekly Prize package: $125.00. Total ARV of Weekly Prizes: $1,000.00 
THIRD PRIZE (1): One (1) Third Prize Winner will receive a $200.00 Sam’s Club Gift Card. Total ARV of Third Prize: $200.00
SECOND PRIZE (1): One (1) Second Prize Winner will receive a $500.00 Sam’s Club Gift Card. Total ARV of Second Prize: $500.00 
GRAND PRIZE (1): One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded, consisting of a party for up to twenty (20) people at the residence of the winner, unless Sponsor and Winner mutually agree to an alternative location. Sponsor has sole and complete discretion to deny an alternate location. The Sam’s Club Ultimate Tailgate (the “Event”) includes approximately two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) in food served from the Ultimate Tailgate Food Truck plus multiple tailgate games. Total length of the “Event” shall be 2 hours. “Event” must take place between October 20, 2021 and November 15, 2021. Total ARV of Grand Prize: $2,000.00. 
TOTAL OVERALL APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: The total ARV of the Weekly Prizes, Third Prize, Second Prize and Grand Prize altogether is $3,700.00 
PRIZE CONDITIONS: All prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Each winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use that are not specifically included in the prize description above, including but not limited to transportation, lodging, meals, gratuities, insurance, and other expenses, are the sole responsibility of each winner. The prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. 
Sponsor will coordinate with the potential Grand Prize Winner regarding the timing of the Event, with the ultimate timing of the Event remaining at the Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion. The Sponsor also retains the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to delay or reschedule the Event for any reason whatsoever. The potential Grand Prize Winner’s prizing will be redeemed at his or her driveway and/or the street in front of his or her home, or at an alternative location to be agreed-upon by Sponsor and Grand Prize Winner with sole and absolute right to deny any location retained by Sponsor. The location must be able to physically accommodate the Sam’s Club Ultimate Tailgate Food Truck, which is approximately 13 feet in width (with the doors open), 20 feet long, and 13.5 feet high. The Grand Prize Winner may invite up to nineteen (19) guests to attend the event, for a total of twenty (20) attendees, including the Grand Prize Winner, and Sponsor will have employees at the Event, including some number of employees (“Ultimate Tailgate Attendees”). The total number of attendees at the Event, including the Sponsors’ Attendees, shall not exceed twenty-five (25). Should the guidance for the Grand Prize Winner’s state of residence suggest a limit on attendance at gatherings of fewer than twenty-five (25) people, the Event will be postponed until after such time as such restriction is lifted. During the Event, attendees will be required to wear masks at all times that they are not eating or drinking, and to maintain physical distance. All potential attendees at the Event may be required to sign acknowledgments and/or complete a waiver before attending the Event. Sponsor reserve the right to impose additional rules and restrictions regarding the Event, to which attendees will be required to adhere. Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the Promotion. If, by reason of a print or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, an alternate winner will be selected in accordance with the winner selection method described above from among all eligible claimants making purportedly valid claims to award the advertised number of prizes available.
GENERAL CONDITIONS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE; INDEMNIFICATION: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide and be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Promotion itself, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Promotion; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or any Promotion-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize, entry, or participation in this Promotion or in any sweepstakes-related activity, or any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, or merchandise delivery; (c) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Promotion and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize and (d) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph, caption, entry, and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use. By participating, entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Promotion without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for postage-due mail or for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, illegible, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of any prize, or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised for any reason, including virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, epidemic, pandemic, an Act of God, or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion (or portion thereof) and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received prior to action taken. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE PROMOTION PLATFORM OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Promotion, participant (or participant’s parent or legal guardian, if a minor) agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Promotion), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of North Carolina, USA.
PRIVACY: Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://corporate.samsclub.com/privacy-policy. [Use if you plan to use information collected for marketing purposes:] Sponsor and Sponsor’s agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives or service providers may use entrants’ [and/or referrals’] personal information submitted with entry for purposes of prize fulfillment and/or for future marketing by Sponsor, such as to notify them of a product or promotion that Sponsor thinks may be of interest.
REQUEST FOR WINNER’S NAMES: For the names of the winners, available after October 20, 2021 send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by October 27, 2021 to: Sam’s Club Virtual Tailgate Experience Sweepstakes, PO Box 481924 Charlotte, NC, 28269.
SPONSOR: Sam’s West, Inc., 2101 SE Simple Savings Dr, Bentonville, AR 72712.
ADMINISTRATOR: Retail Sports Marketing, Inc. (RSM), 10150 Mallard Creek Road, Suite 500, Charlotte, NC, 28262.