Sony Pictures – Breaking Bad 15th Anniversary Sweepstakes

“Breaking Bad” 15th
Anniversary Sweepstakes
Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN.
A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET
CONNECTION AND VALID EMAIL ADDRESS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD & SPONSOR: The “Breaking Bad” 15th
Anniversary
Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) promoting the 15th
Anniversary of the first broadcast of the
television program “Breaking Bad” (the “Program”) starts at 9:00 am Pacific Standard Time
(“PST”) on 1/17/23 and ends at 11:59 pm PST on 1/31/23 (“Entry Period”).
The sponsor (“Sponsor”) of the Sweepstakes is Sony Pictures Television Inc.,10202 W.
Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. The Sweepstakes is subject to these official rules (the
“Official Rules”). By entering, Entrant (defined below) agrees to be bound by the terms and
conditions herein, which are binding and final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes, and to
be bound by all applicable federal, state and local laws.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and
the District of Columbia (collectively, the “Eligibility Area”), who are eighteen (18) years of age
or older as of the date of their Entry (defined below) into the Sweepstakes. Directors, officers,
employees and their immediate family members (spouses, parents, legal guardians, in-laws,
grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren) and those living in the household of same
(whether legally related or not) of Sponsor, West Coast Marketing, a division of The
Susquehanna Hat Company (“West Coast Marketing”), and each of their respective parent
companies, successors, subsidiaries, affiliates, related entities, and advertising and promotion
agencies (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) are not eligible to enter or win. A prize won
by an individual at least eighteen (18) years of age but considered to be a minor in his/her
jurisdiction of residence (“Minor”) will be awarded in the name of said Minor’s parent or legal
guardian. This Sweepstakes is void outside the Eligibility Area and where prohibited by law.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, eligible individuals (“you” or “your”) may visit the
website at www.Sweeps.BreakingBad.com (“Sweepstakes Site”) during the Entry Period and
follow the directions for entry registration in the Sweepstakes by inputting your personal
information (first and last name, email address, zip code, daytime telephone number and date of
birth and clicking “Submit.” By successfully completing the foregoing and subject to the entry
limitations detailed herein, you will receive an “Entry” in the Sweepstakes.
NOTE: THERE IS A LIMIT OF ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON PER EMAIL ADDRESS FOR
THE DURATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES.
Each individual submitting an Entry may be referred to as an “Entrant.”
Any attempt by any Entrant to enter by using multiple/different email addresses, identities,
registrations and logins, or any other impermissible methods will void that Entrant’s Entry and that
Entrant may be disqualified, at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Use of any automated system to
participate in the Sweepstakes is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not
responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, misdirected, undelivered, garbled, illegible, or otherwise
defective, deficient or impermissible Entries, for postage-due mail, or for computer hardware or
software failures, malfunctions, errors or difficulties of any kind, whether human, electronic,
computer, mechanical, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with
the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection
with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of Entries, the announcement or
notification of the prizing or in any Sweepstakes-related materials.
The Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.
All federal, state, and local rules and regulations apply.
For purposes of this Sweepstakes, an Entry is received online when the Sponsor’s server records
the Entry information. Proof of sending (such as an automated computer receipt confirming Entry
or “thanks for entering” message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an Entry for purposes
of this Sweepstakes. Illegible and/or incomplete Entries and Entries submitted by Entrants who do
not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence)
are void. Entrants who do not follow all of the instructions, provide all of the required information in
their Entry, or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor will be disqualified.
PRIVACY INFORMATION: You understand that any personally identifiable information you
provide shall be used only in a manner consistent with these Official Rules, and with Sponsor’s
Online Privacy Policy, which can be found at http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/privacy.html.
WINNER SELECTION: Ten (10) potential Prize (defined below) winners will be selected in a
random drawing on or about 2/1/23 from among all eligible Entries received for the Sweepstakes
(each may be referred to hereafter as a “Prize Winner” and collectively as the “Prize Winners”).
Random drawing will be conducted by West Coast Marketing, an independent judging
organization. Decisions of Sponsor and West Coast Marketing shall be final and binding in all
matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The potential Prize Winners will each be notified by email or
telephone within three (3) days of the random drawing and will be required to respond to such
notification, confirming/providing first and last name (matching information on winning Entry),
street address (no post office boxes), city, state, zip code, daytime telephone number and date of
birth and verifying eligibility in the Sweepstakes per the Official Rules.
Sponsor is not responsible for any failure of attempted delivery of notice using the above
referenced notification methods.
A potential Prize Winner’s failure to respond to the notification (detailed above) in the stated time
period, or to comply with any other provision herein, may result in such potential Prize Winner
being disqualified and an alternate potential Prize Winner selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. A
total of two (2) alternate potential Prize Winners will be selected (if necessary) after which such
Prize (as defined below) shall be declared to go unawarded.
If any Prize notification or Prize is returned as undeliverable for any reason, Sponsor may decide,
in its sole discretion, to award such Prize to an alternate eligible Entrant or if time does not permit
(in Sponsor’s opinion) to not award such Prize.
Acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) granted to Sponsor to use
such Prize Winner’s name, likeness, picture, voice, biographical information and statements for
publicity, advertising, trade and promotional purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes or the
Program in any and all media and manner, and by any and all means now known or hereafter
devised in perpetuity worldwide without additional consideration, compensation or limitation of
any kind, and without the need to get any further consent. Any and all such recordings shall at all
times be owned by, and the exclusive property of, Sponsor.
Prizes are not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. No Prize substitution will be
allowed. If necessary, due to unavailability of a Prize or portion thereof for any reason, a Prize of
equal or greater value may be awarded at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prizes may not be
sold, bartered or exchanged by Prize Winners. Prizes are provided “as is” and without any
warranty of any kind. Each Prize Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with
prize receipt and/or use. By accepting a Prize, the applicable Prize Winner acknowledges and
agrees to compliance with these Official Rules. All federal, state and local tax liabilities are the
responsibility of the Prize Winners.
PRIZES: Ten (10) Prizes will be awarded. Each “Prize” will consist of the following: (i) a
“Breaking Bad” Los Pollos Hermanos Yellow Tee (specific style and size determined by Sponsor);
(ii) a “Breaking Bad Beverage Glass Set; (iii) “Breaking Bad” Trivial Pursuit*; (iv) a I Am The
Danger Green Tumbler from “Breaking Bad”; (v) a 99.1% “Breaking Bad Art Book* autographed
by Vince Gilligan*; and (vi) one (1) only of either a Jesse Pinkman or Walter White “live-sized”
standee (specific standee awarded to a specific Prize Winner will be randomly selected by
Sponsor). The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Prize is $135.37. The total ARV of all
Prizes to be awarded in the Sweepstakes is $1,353.70. Note: Specific items awarded to each
Prize Winner are at the sole discretion of Sponsor or its designee. The actual value of a Prize
may vary depending on actual timing of Prize fulfillment. Therefore, the actual value of a Prize
awarded may be lower or higher at the time it is fulfilled. Any difference between actual value and
stated ARV will not be awarded. Any costs or fees associated with Prize receipt and/or use that
are not expressly stated above are not included in Prizes and are the sole responsibility of the
Prize Winners.
Awarding of each Prize is subject to the applicable Prize Winner’s acceptance of all requisite
conditions within these Official Rules and such Prize Winner’s ability and agreement to grant the
rights set forth in these Official Rules and all required documents detailed above. NOTE: Prizes
are anticipated to be awarded within 6-8 weeks of the completion of the Sweepstakes.
ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning a Prize are determined by the total number of eligible
Entries received for the Sweepstakes.
RELEASES: The Sweepstakes Entities, and any and all Internet server(s) and access
provider(s), and each and all of their respective parent corporations, successors, subsidiaries,
affiliates, related entities, licensees, assigns, and all of their respective officers, directors,
shareholders, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, “Releasees”) are not
responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate Entry information; human errors; technical
malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone network,
computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, providers, hardware or software,
including without limitation any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer
relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes; theft, tampering, destruction, or
unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is
incomplete or lost due to telephone, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on
telephone lines or the Internet or any web site (including but not limited to Sweepstakes Site) or
for any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors; any other Sweepstakes
related materials which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible, or any
combination thereof. Entrants, by participating in the Sweepstakes, agree that the Releasees
shall have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by Entrants against, any liability
for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, death or injury to
persons, financial or property loss or damage, relating or resulting in whole or in part, directly or
indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any Prize or participation in this
Sweepstakes. Proof of attempting to submit an Entry is not considered proof of delivery or
receipt. Illegible or incomplete Entries, Entries in excess of the limits stated above and
mechanically reproduced Entries will be disqualified. All Entries become the property of the
Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. False, fraudulent or deceptive Entries or acts
shall render its Entrant(s) ineligible. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants affirm that they have
read and accepted these Official Rules.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this
Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or
connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of
class action, and exclusively by arbitration under JAMS Expedited Arbitration. The arbitration
shall be conducted in Los Angeles County before a single neutral arbitrator. The arbitrator shall
follow California law and the Federal Rules of Evidence in adjudicating the dispute. Entrant
waives the right to seek indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other
damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00), and
any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased, and the arbitrator shall
have no authority to award such damages. The determinations of the arbitrator shall be final and
shall not be subject to judicial review; provided, however, that any award or determination
rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. The expenses
of arbitration, the fees and costs of legal counsel, experts and evidence shall be awarded to the
prevailing party. In no event shall any Entrant seek or be entitled to obtain rescission, injunctive
or other equitable relief.
CHOICE OF LAW / LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: All issues and questions concerning the
construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and
obligations of Entrants and Releasees in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by
and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, USA.
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT
PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF
ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE
AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF
CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED
TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO
EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE
AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE
PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND
EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL
OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN
ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), AND/OR
ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4)
ENTRANT’S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND
ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE
RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF
LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
FORCE MAJEURE: Releasees shall not be liable to a Prize Winner or any other person for
failure to supply a Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s),
regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether
or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure,
terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane,
embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage,
transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot,
pandemic, network or computer problems, internet problems, hacking, computer viruses,
unauthorized computer access, tampering, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s sole control.
GENERAL: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if this
Sweepstakes or any web site (including but not limited to the Sweepstakes Site) associated
therewith (or any portion(s) thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of
the Sweepstakes and processing of Entries in accordance with these Official Rules, or if infection
by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by Entrants, fraud,
technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the
administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor
reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action
and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the
event this Sweepstakes is canceled, the Sponsor may (at Sponsor’s sole discretion) conduct a
random drawing to award the stated Prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received
prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation,
termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at Sweepstakes Site.
The Releasees are not responsible for the actions of Entrants in connection with the
Sweepstakes, including Entrants’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere
with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.
Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or who Sponsor
believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage may be disqualified. Additionally,
any attempt to cheat the Sweepstakes, as determined at the sole and absolute discretion of
Sponsor, may result in immediate disqualification of the Entrant, as well as other possible
consequences, including disqualification from any and all existing and future sweepstakes,
contest or promotion. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO
DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE
SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH
AN ATTEMPT BE MADE THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND
OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY
LAW.
If a dispute arises about who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the
authorized account holder of the email address used. The authorized account holder of the email
address is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access
provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning email
addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential Prize Winner
may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder
of the email address associated with the winning Entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.
In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an Entry
cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected Entry will be deemed ineligible. The
Releasees are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of
any form of active or passive filtering of any kind (including, but not limited to communications
being sent to spam or junk folders) or insufficient space in Entrant’s email account or telephone
system to receive email or voicemail messages. Also, the Releasees are not responsible, and
may disqualify an Entrant, if his or her email address or telephone number does not work or if
either is changed without Entrant giving prior written notice to Sponsor.
NOTE: Entry must be made by the Entrant only as detailed above. Entries made by any other
individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or email address, including, but
not limited to, commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will
be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. Entries generated by a script,
computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means are void and may be
disqualified. The use of any device or software to automate the Entry process is prohibited.
Entries or other Sweepstakes materials that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted, damaged,
destroyed, forged, false, lost, late, misdirected, postage due, deceptive, in greater quantity than
the limit stated above or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified
from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
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 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 failure to enforce any term of
these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. Entrants agree to waive any
rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of
reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents
or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures
or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, privacy policy or terms of
use on the Sweepstakes Site and/or the 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.
NO INJUNCTIVE RELIEF: EACH ENTRANT UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT HE/SHE
SHALL HAVE NO RIGHT TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION,
ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, DISTRIBUTION OR EXPLOITATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES
OR THE PROGRAM, OR ANY OTHER TELEVISION RELEASE, PRODUCTION OR PROJECT
OF SPONSOR OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES.
WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: For an Official Winners List (available after 2/20/23), or a
copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Breaking Bad” 15th
Anniversary Sweepstakes”(please specify Official Winners List or Official Rules), 22287
Mulholland Highway Box 396, Calabasas, CA 91302. Residents of Vermont with a return address
in Vermont may omit the return postage on their Official Rules request. Official Rules are also
available at Sweepstakes Site during the Entry Period.
Sweepstakes Administrator.
West Coast Marketing, a division of The Susquehanna Hat Company, 22287 Mulholland
Highway, #396, Calabasas, CA 91302. Administrator is not the supplier or guarantor of any
Prize.
Sponsor.
Sony Pictures Television Inc., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Official Rules © Sony Pictures Television.
© 2023 Sony Pictures Television Inc. All Rights Reserved.
*Other names and brands remain the property of others.
ABBREVIATED RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. INTERNET CONNECTION & VALID EMAIL ADDRESS
REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. Starts 9:00 am PST 1/17/23 & ends 11:59 pm PST 1/31/23. Open to
legal residents of 50 US & DC 18 or older. Limit one (1) entry per person. Subject to Official
Rules available at www.Sweeps.BreakingBad.com. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Sony
Pictures Television Inc.