Spotify USA – #safebeforeshows Sweepstakes

#SafeBeforeShows Sweepstakes





1. Eligibility:
#SafeBeforeShows Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal
residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are
at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.  Employees of Spotify
USA Inc., Merkle Inc., and their parent and affiliate companies as well
as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and
children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The
Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and
regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s
full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules. Sponsor’s and
Administrator’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the
Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set
forth herein.


2. Sponsor: Spotify USA Inc., 4 World Trade Center, 150
Greenwich Street, 62nd Floor, New York, NY 10007. Administrator: Merkle Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI  48075. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed
or administered by, or associated with, Twitter, Inc.


3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on
June 2, 2021 at approximately 7:00 am Eastern
Time (“ET”), ends on July 4, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the
“Promotion Period”) and consists of five (5) Weekly Entry Period
drawings as set forth in the chart below. Twitter’s servers are the official
time-keeping devices for the Sweepstakes.



at 10:00 a.m. ET

Ends at
11:59 p.m. ET

Drawing Date

Week 1

June 2, 2021

June 8, 2021

June 9, 2021

Week 2

June 2, 2021

June 15,2021

June 16,2021

Week 3

June 2, 2021

June 22, 2021

June 23, 2021

Week 4

June 2, 2021

June 29, 2021

June 30, 2021

Week 5

June 2, 2021

July 4, 2021

July 6, 2021


4. How to Enter:

Participation Requirements: To
participate, you will need to have a Twitter account that is publicly viewable
through the end of all prize awarding (as described in Section 6). You must
also not change your Twitter handle once you enter through prize awarding.  Creating each Twitter account is free but is
subject to the applicable terms and conditions (  If
entering via a mobile device, message and
data rates may apply. Check with your wireless carrier’s network for
standard data charges.


Entry Requirements: During
the Promotion Period you can enter on Twitter by Tweeting why you’re excited
for the safe return of live music and include #SafeBeforeShows #Sweepstakes in
your Tweet.


Content Restrictions for your Entry:

Your Entry must be your original work; 

Your Entry need not include any reference,
positive or negative, to Sponsor’s services. Including such a reference in
your social post will not improve your chances of winning.  must not convey any claims of
Sponsor’s products or services that would be deemed unsubstantiated or
deceptive if made by Sponsor;

Your Entry should not include any personal
private information about yourself;

Your Entry must not disparage Sponsor or any
other parties;

You must have permission to include the names or
likenesses of other individuals and to grant the rights set forth in Section 5.
You should only include minors in your Tweet or post if they are your
children/wards. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions
in a form acceptable to Sponsor; 

Your Entry must not contain material that
violates or infringes another’s rights and therefore may not include logos,
trademarks or any other intellectual property other than those of the Sponsor;

Your Entry must not make references to or include: alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, or
firearms/weapons, any activities that are or appear to be dangerous, or any
political statements;

Your Entry may not be indecent, obscene,
sexually explicit, hateful, promotes bigotry, racism, hatred
or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on
race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;

Your Entry may not be tortious, defamatory,
libelous, disparage Sponsor or any other person or party, or contain material
that is unlawful in any way.


If your Tweet
conforms to all of the above requirements, you will receive one (1) Entry into each
applicable Weekly Entry Period drawings based on the time/date of your social
post. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any post that it
finds unlawful, or in violation of these Official Rules,


Entry Limit:
You may enter one (1) time through Twitter during the Promotion Period. 
Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account.  Any attempt by any
entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using
multiple/different Twitter account,
identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that
entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited
and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any
registration, the authorized account holder of the Twitter account 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 used to create the Twitter account. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of
being an authorized account holder.

5. Sponsor’s Use of Social Post
Content: Tweeting/Posting an Entry constitutes entrant’s consent to
give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to
use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such
submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it
into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later
developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested,
entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its
designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use
the Submission. 


6. Prize Drawings: Administrator is an independent
judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of
the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners are final and
binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Administrator will randomly
select the one hundred (100) potential Sweepstakes winners from all eligible
entries received during each Weekly Entry Period, on or around the dates
provided in the chart in Section 3. Each potential winner will be notified
through the social channel used to enter by @SpotifyUSA (Twitter)      and will be directed to a secure online claim
form and asked to provide his/her/their name, email address, mailing
address and date of birth to confirm eligibility within 3 days of the date
notice or attempted notice is sent into order to claim the prize. Winners
will not be required to provide any documentation confirming that they have
received a COVID-19 vaccine shot. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to provide
any other requested information, within the required time
period, or the prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner
forfeits the prize.  Receiving a prize is
contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the
event that a potential winner forfeits the prize or is disqualified for
any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by
random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.  Only three (3) alternate drawings will be
held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. 


7. Prizes:
FIVE HUNDRED (500) PRIZES: A $100 voucher, coupon, gift card or other
similar instrument that is redeemable for concert
tickets at select independent regional concert
venues (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). 
Vouchers are subject to its terms and conditions. Vouchers will be
fulfilled as a digital code to each confirmed winner’s
email address.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $100.


Prizes are
non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at
the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the
prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become
unavailable for any reason.  Winners
are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or
use.  Odds of winning a prize depend on
the number of eligible entries received through each Weekly Entry Period.
LIMIT: One (1) prize per person. Total ARV of all prizes: $50,000. Prizes will
be fulfilled within approximately 10-12 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.


8. Release: By receipt of any prize,
winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, Twitter,
Inc.,       and their
respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors,
advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their
respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors,
employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against
any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury,
death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the
Sweepstakes or receipt or use or
misuse of any prize.

9 Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the
Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use
of winner’s name, prize information, likeness, Submission, photograph
(including, without limitation, winner’s Twitter    
 profile photo), voice, opinions
and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide,
without further payment or consideration.

10. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend
and/or modify the Sweepstakes, if any fraud, technical failures, human error,
or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the
Sweepstakes, or any event or cause beyond Sponsor’s control (e.g. events such
as natural calamities, national emergencies, wide spread illnesses,
declarations of war, acts of God, acts of terrorism) interferes with any aspect
of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to fulfillment of the prize(s),
as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor, in its
sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible
entries received up to the date of discontinuance and may modify the prizes
offered herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to
disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or
the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official
Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive
manner.  Any attempt by any person to deliberately
undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of
criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves
the right to seek damages 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 provision.


11. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible
for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants,
printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or
utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but
not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or
network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part
of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may
occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries;
(5) lost, late, unreceived, damaged, incomplete,
invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions or
failure to receive Submissions due to limitation of third-party social network
platforms all of which will be void; or (6) any injury or damage to
persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in
part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  If for any reason an entrant’s entry is
confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, not received, or otherwise
destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. No more than the stated
number of prizes will be awarded.  In the
event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons
cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official
Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only
the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate,
un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

12. Disputes: Except where prohibited,
entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action
arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded 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 (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan
State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (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, indirect,
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 the
entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by,
and construed in accordance with, the laws of the 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 the State of Michigan.

13. Entrant’s Personal Information:
Information collected from entrants is subject Sponsor’s Privacy Policy:


14.  Winner List: For a
winner list, visit 
The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.


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