State Farm – Cole’s Connection Challenge – Win a trip for the Winner and one guest of Winner

Official
Rules

The
State Farm® COLE’S CONNECTION CHALLENGE Sweepstakes

Enter Sweepstakes

                    

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER
OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID
OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND WHERE PROHIBITED
OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THIS
SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED
BY U.S. LAW.  DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT
ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. 

 

1.    Eligibility: The State Farm “Cole’s Connection Challenge Sweepstakes”
the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) U.S. and
the District of Columbia who are at least the age of majority in their state of
residence at time of entry: 18 years of age in most states, 19 in Alabama and
Nebraska, 21 in Mississippi.   
Employees, officers and directors of State Farm Mutual Automobile
Insurance Company (“Sponsor”) and The Marketing Arm Inc. (“Administrator”),
collectively (“Sweepstakes Entities”) and State Farm independent contractor
insurance and financial services agents and their staff  and NBA Properties, Inc., the National
Basketball Association (“NBA”), and the NBA member teams collectively (“NBA
Entities”), and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries and
affiliated companies, owners, representatives, directors, officers, agents,
divisions, dealers, retailers, affiliates, distributors, advertising and
promotional agencies, employees and assigns, 
and any entity which is involved in any aspect of the creation,
production, operation, execution or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes (collectively
“Released Parties”) and their immediate family members (spouse, parent,
child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside)
and those living in their same households, whether or not related to any of the
above named entities, are not eligible to participate in Sweepstakes. This
Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws, rules and
regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or
regulation.  All interpretations of these
Official Rules and decisions made by Sponsor relating to this Sweepstakes are
final.

By participating in this
Sweepstakes, entrants: (a) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the
interpretations of these Official Rules by Sponsor and by the decisions of
Sponsor; (b) acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules; (c) represent
and warrant that he or she meets all the eligibility criteria set forth in
these Official Rules; (d) agree to comply with any and all applicable federal,
state and local laws, rules and regulations; and (e) agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sweepstakes
Entities, NBA Entities and Released Parties from and against any and all
liability arising out of or relating in any way to entrant’s participation in
Sweepstakes and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding
against Sweepstakes Entities, NBA Entities and Released Parties. This includes,
but is not limited to, any and all claims, demands, damages and causes of
action for personal injuries or death and/or damage to personal or real
property, theft, loss or any other harm, suffered directly or indirectly from
entrant’s participation in Sweepstakes or the receipt or acceptance,
redemption, possession, use or misuse of the Prizes (hereinafter defined), and
for any claim including claims based on defamation, publicity rights, invasion
of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, or any other
intellectual property related or other cause of action.   

2.    Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins at
12:00 AM Central Time (“CT”) on April 6, 2018 and ends at 11:59 PM CT
May 4, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sponsor’s time clock will be
the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes. All entries must be
received by or postmarked 11:59 PM CT on May 4, 2018.   

3.    To Enter:   There are two (2) methods of entry:

 

To Enter Online:
Visit ColesChallenge.StateFarm.com and
complete all required fields on the online entry form and submit as requested
to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Only fully completed entry forms
are eligible.  Entrants will have the
option of playing the online custom basketball version of Cole’s Connection
Challenge (“Challenge”) prior to entering Sweepstakes but entrants can
bypass the Challenge as playing the Challenge is not a requirement of
Sweepstakes entry. Message and data rates may apply if entrant enters
Sweepstakes via mobile device. 

 

To Enter by Mail: Print
your full name, phone number, email address and mailing address on a 3”x5”
card, insert card in envelope, affix proper postage and mail to: “Cole’s Connection Challenge Sweepstakes”, #140, 233 Rock Road, Glen
Rock, NJ 07452. Each entry must be
mailed separately. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged,
misdirected or postage due mail entries. Mail entries must be postmarked by May
4, 2018 and received by May 10, 2018.

 

 

Limit one (1) entry per person
and per email address per each day of the Sweepstakes Period. A “day” is
defined as the twenty-four (24) hours between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM on the same
day.  If it is suspected that an entrant
submits more than one (1) entry per day, only one (1) entry will be considered
for that day. Additional entries beyond the specified limit from any one person
or email address will be void. There is
a limit of one (1) Prize per person. 
Incomplete and inaccurate entries are void. In the event of a dispute
over who submitted a winning online entry, the name of the “authorized account
holder” associated with any given email address will be deemed to be the
entrant.  The authorized account holder
is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an
Internet access provider, an online service provider, or another organization
that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated
with the submitted email address. Proof to Sponsor’s satisfaction of being the
authorized account holder may be required by Sponsor. It is the sole
responsibility of the entrant to notify the Administrator in writing if the
entrant changes his or her email address during the Sweepstakes Period.

All information submitted by
entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with,
Sponsor’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy accessible at: https://www.statefarm.com/customer-care/privacy-security/privacy.
By participating in Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree that Sponsor may collect
and use their personal information in compliance with its Privacy Policy and
acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Sponsor Privacy Policy.

All entries submitted in
compliance with these Official Rules and not disqualified are considered “Eligible
Entries”. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor.
Entries will not be returned and receipt of entry will not be acknowledged.
Proof of entry will not be deemed to be proof of receipt of entry by Sponsor.

Sweepstakes Entities  are not responsible for and will disqualify
entries that are: stolen, lost, incomplete, late, damaged, illegible, invalid,
unintelligible, tampered with, fraudulent, postage due mail entries,  misdirected entries or email messages,
whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or
utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any human, mechanical or electronic error
that may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes or other
errors appearing within the Official Rules or in any Sweepstakes related
advertisements.  Sweepstakes Entities
assume no responsibility for any typographical or other error in the printing
of the offer, administration of Sweepstakes, errors in processing entries,
identifying the Winners, in the announcement of the Prizes and Winners, and the
delivery of the Prizes, failures or malfunctions of telephones, telephone lines
or telephone systems,  computer systems,
online systems, servers or providers or other communications malfunctions;
interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections,
miscommunications, failed computer hardware or software or other technical
failures, garbled, lost, misrouted or scrambled transmissions, any error,
omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication,
traffic congestion on the Internet or for any technical problem, including but
not limited to any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s
computer, computer system/software or mobile phone or other portable electronic
device related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes.  Use of any device to automate or subvert
entry is prohibited and any entries received by such means will be void. No
software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entries
are permitted and any entries received by such means will be void. Sponsor
reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any person they suspect
or find: (i) to have used a software generated,
robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated  entry; (ii) to have tampered with the entry
process or the operation of Sweepstakes; (iii) to be acting in a disruptive
manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other
person;  (iv) to display behavior that
will bring such Winner or Sweepstakes Entities into disgrace; (v) to have
provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection
with Sweepstakes; or (vi) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules.  ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY
A WINNER WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS A WINNER OF THE
SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS A WINNER
WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. 

4.    Odds: Odds of becoming a
Sweepstakes Winner depend on the total number of Eligible Entries received
during the Sweepstakes Period.

5.    Publicity Release: By
participating in Sweepstakes, each entrant
grants to Sponsor and the NBA Entities, and their representatives,
affiliates, licensees and assigns, the right and permission to record, film,
videotape and photograph the entrant (“Images”) and to use, re-use,
reproduce, publish, display, exhibit, distribute, edit, adapt, post, stream,
and copy the entrant’s name, voice, city/state of residence, photograph,
biographical, any Prize information, 
and/or likeness, Image and any other attributes of entrant, individually
or with others, in whole or in part, in conjunction with other material, for
advertising, trade, publicity, promotion and/or for any other purpose in any
and all media or format now known or hereafter devised, worldwide in
perpetuity, without further compensation, consideration, permission or
notification, except where prohibited by law.

6.    Drawing for Winner Selection: The two (2) Winners
(hereinafter defined) will be selected on or about May 11, 2018 in a random
drawing from among all Eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes
Period.  The drawing will be conducted by
Administrator, Sponsor’s independent judging organization.   Administrator will attempt to contact the
potential Winners via the telephone number provided at time of entry and by
entering the Sweepstakes the entrant hereby grants permission to be contacted
via telephone. No messages will be left
on answering machines or voicemail systems. If a potential Winner cannot be
reached directly and/or does not meet the eligibility requirements, the
potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential Winner will be
selected in a random drawing from among all of the remaining Eligible Entries.

7.    Prizes: The Winners (hereinafter defined) will each
receive a trip for the Winner and one (1) guest of Winner (“Guest”), to
a to be determined destination (“Destination”) to attend one (1) game in
the NBA Finals on or about May 31 through June 17, 2018, but subject to change
in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The trip will include: (i)
round trip coach class air transportation for Winner and Guest which shall
originate from an airport of Sponsor’s choice near Winner’s primary residence
to Destination, with an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $1,000; (ii)
round trip ground transportation for Winner and Guest, to be taken
together, between home and airport and between airport and hotel, with an ARV of $500; (iii) three
(3) nights hotel accommodations in Destination for Winner and
Guest, which will be one (1) standard room based on double occupancy (meals,
telephone calls, tips, gratuities, and other incidentals and costs are not
included), with an ARV of $1,500; and (iv)
two (2) tickets to attend one (1) game in the NBA Finals, with an ARV of
$3,000, collectively (the “Prize” or “Prizes”). The total ARV of
each Prize is $6,000.  Sponsor reserves
the right to substitute ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if
the Winner resides within 100 miles of Destination and no
compensation or substitution will be provided for the difference in Prize
value. Winners and Guests must travel on the same itinerary.

The total ARV of all of the
Prizes is $12,000. The ARVs are subject to change based on current market
conditions at time of Prize fulfillment, and the time of travel and the
distance between departure and Destination. 
Any difference between the ARVs and the actual values, if any, will not
be awarded.

Choice of ticket seat
locations to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Winners and
Guests are responsible for all costs and expenses associated with Prize
acceptance and use that are not specified herein as being awarded. Prize dates
are subject to change in Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a Winner is not
available or able to accept the Prize, Winner privileges will be terminated and
an alternative Winner may be selected from among the remaining Eligible Entries
received if time permits.  Each Winner understands and agrees that
Sponsor and/or Prize provider have the right, at their sole discretion, to
disqualify and remove the Winner and Guest from any activity at any time
without compensation if such person’s behavior at any point is uncooperative,
disruptive, or may or does cause damage to person, property, or the reputation
of Sponsor or Prize provider or otherwise violates the policies of the Sponsor
or Prize providers.

8.    Winner Verification: To
be eligible to be declared a Winner and to receive the Prize, the potential
Winners must sign and return to Sponsor and/or Administrator, within two (2)
days of issuance of  such documentation
from Administrator or Sponsor a complete and valid IRS Form W9 and an Affidavit of Eligibility and
Release that: (a) releases Sweepstakes Entities and Released Parties from any and all liability, loss,
claims, demands, and causes of action for personal injuries or death and/or
damage to personal or real property, theft, loss, or any other harm suffered
directly or indirectly from potential Winner’s participation in Sweepstakes,
including, but not limited to, traveling to, preparing for and/or participating
in any Prize related activity, or the acceptance, possession, or use or misuse
of any Prize; and (b) except where prohibited by law, grants Sweepstakes
Entities and Released Parties the right to use 
potential Winner’s name, picture and/or likeness, or biographical
information or voice for trade, advertising and publicity purposes, in any
media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity,
without additional compensation or consideration or notification. Entry into
Sweepstakes constitutes agreement to sign such release. If a potential Winner
does not sign this release and return it within the time frame specified, the
potential Winner may be disqualified and the Prize forfeited. When such
documentation is properly executed and providing potential Winners are
otherwise in compliance with the Official Rules, potential Winners will each be
determined to be the Sweepstakes winner (“Winner” and collectively “Winners”).

If a
potential Winner is unable to participate in or accept the Prize or any portion
of the Prize for any reason, Sponsor will have no further obligation to the
potential Winner. Prize or Prize documents returned as undeliverable will
result in forfeiture of Prize. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right to
select an alternate Winner in the event that any potential Winner fails to
comply with these Official Rules or fails to execute the documentation within
the time frame specified.  Sponsor
expressly reserves the right to delay the announcement of the Winners for any
reason Sponsor deems necessary.

Guests
participating in Prize with Winners will also be required to sign [the Guest’s
parent or legal guardian if Guest has not reached the age of majority in the
jurisdiction in which they reside (“Minor”)], a Liability/Publicity
Release that must be returned along with the potential Winner’s documentation
as provided in these Official Rules within two (2) days of issuance. If any
Guest is a Minor, he or she must be accompanied by his or her parent or legal
guardian and such parent or legal guardian must be the Winner. If Winner
chooses not to take a Guest or if any Guest does not sign the documentation as
provided in these Official Rules within the time frame specified then the Guest
elements of the Prize will be forfeited and the other elements of the Prize
shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s obligation to award the Prize.
Winner and Guest agree to comply with all venue rules and regulations and agree
not to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.

By
participating in Sweepstakes, Winner and Guest acknowledge that Sweepstakes
Entities have not and will not obtain or provide insurance of any kind relating
to the Prizes and that Winners and Guests
will be responsible for obtaining and paying for any form of insurance
relating to the Prizes that Winners or Guests deem appropriate.  

9.    Prize Terms: The
dates for fulfillment of the Prizes will be on or about May 31 – June 17, 2018,
but subject to change in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prize details are at
Sponsor’s sole discretion. If for any reason any Prize is unavailable or any
Prize or related event is delayed, cancelled or postponed, or for any other
reason, Sponsor reserves the right to modify the Sweepstakes in its sole
discretion and award a substitute Prize, or portion of Prize, of comparable or
greater value as set forth in these Official Rules.  No transfer, assignment, cash equivalent or
substitution of a Prize (or any portion of Prize) is permitted by a Winner or a
Guest. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to a Winner or Guest
who is unable or unavailable to, or who does not for any reason, accept or
utilize the Prize. All costs and expenses not specifically listed above as part
of the Prize, including, without limitation; transportation (unless specified
as being included), meals snacks,
beverages, mini-bar, entertainment, tips, gratuities, souvenirs, personal
expenses, damages to hotel rooms, baggage fees, travel insurance, departure
taxes and fees, and any equipment to be used in connection with the Prizes, are
solely Winner’s responsibility. The
Winner may be required to provide a credit card to the hotel to cover any
incidental costs incurred.  PRIZES
ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”. ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES AND
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 THE PRIZES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Prizes pictured in online, television, print
advertising, and other Sweepstakes materials are for illustrative purposes
only.  Arrangements for the fulfillment
of the Prizes, including all travel arrangements, will be made by Administrator
and/or Sponsor.

Certain travel restrictions,
conditions and limitations may apply. Travel, hotel and other arrangements to
be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Travel arrangements are
subject to availability and must be roundtrip. Winner and Guest must travel
together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining any/all
necessary travel documents (including but not limited to valid photo I.D.)
prior to departure. Each Winner and Guest must comply with all hotel check-in requirements,
including, but not limited to, the presentation of a credit card.  All travel dates are subject to change in
Sponsor’s sole discretion. Trip must be taken on date and time designated by
Sponsor or Prize will be forfeited in its entirety and may be awarded to an
alternate Winner to be selected in a random drawing from the remaining Eligible
Entries if time permits. Further, once trip dates have been booked, no
extension or substitution of trip dates is permitted, except at Sponsor’s sole
discretion. Once travel has been confirmed, any cancellation or change fees or
restructuring of the trip are the sole responsibility of the Winner.  Sweepstakes Entities shall not be responsible
for travel delays, any damage to baggage or any cancellations, diversions or
substitutions or any acts or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels
or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any element of
the Prize or associated with the Prize.

10.  Taxes: All Winners with Prize
values of $600 or over must supply Sponsor and/or Administrator with their
social security number. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the
Winner for the actual value of Prize awarded if the actual value of Prize is
$600 or over.  All federal, state and
local taxes, and any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance or use
of Prize not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the
Winner’s responsibility.

11.  Miscellaneous: 
Sweepstakes Entities, NBA Entities and Released Parties are not
responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place, or if any Prize cannot be awarded
due to delays, interruptions or failures due to acts of God, war, natural
disasters, weather, acts or threats of terrorism, strikes, lockouts, labor
disputes, work stoppages, fire, acts of government, or other events outside of
the reasonable control of Sweepstakes Entities. If, for any reason Sweepstakes
is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, infection
by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical
failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sweepstakes
Entities, which, in Sponsor’s sole determination, corrupts or affects the
administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this
Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel,
terminate, modify, or suspend Sweepstakes or any part of the Sweepstakes. If
Sweepstakes or any part of the Sweepstakes is terminated or modified prior to
the closing date of the Sweepstakes, notice will be posted on ColesChallenge.StateFarm.com if time
permits and the Prizes will be awarded to Winners to be selected in a
random drawing from among all of the remaining uncorrupted Eligible Entries
received prior to any such event, or in any manner that is fair and equitable
as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of
these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO
DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE
THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND
CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY
SUCH ENTRANT, AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES (INCLUDING
ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND DAMAGES FROM ANY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE
FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

12.  Disputes/Choice of Law: Except where prohibited, each
entrant agrees that: (i) all issues and questions
concerning these Official Rules shall be governed by Illinois law without
giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction; (ii)
any and all disputes, claims and causes of action at law or in equity arising
out of or relating to this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be (a)
resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b)
filed only in the state or federal courts situated in McLean County, Illinois
State and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of
such courts for the purposes of litigating any such disputes, claims or causes
of action; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to
actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv)
under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and
hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, special, 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.

13.  Request
for Names of Winners and Official Rules: All requests for a copy of
the Official Rules and for the names of the Winners (first name and state) must
be made by July 3, 2018. Vermont residents may omit return postage if
requesting a set of Official Rules. For the names of the Winners and/or
Official Rules: (i) send a self- addressed stamped
envelope to: The “State Farm ‘Cole’s
Connection Challenge’ Sweepstakes”, #140, 233 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ
07452; and (ii) write, as applicable, “Winners List” or “Official Rules” on the
lower left-hand corner of the envelope.

14.  Sponsor: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company,
One State Farm Plaza, Bloomington, IL 61710. State Farm is in the business of
insurance and financial products and services.

15.  Administrator: The Marketing Arm, 1999 Bryan Street,
Dallas, TX 75201.