Warner Music Nashville – Blake Shelton Cma 2021 Sweepstakes

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BLAKE SHELTON CMA 2021 SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
VOID IN ALASKA, HAWAII, PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR
REGULATIONS.
1. Sweepstakes Period. The Blake Shelton CMA 2021 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins 8:01 AM
Central Standard Time on October 29, 2021 (the time and date previously set forth is referred to herein as the
“Start Date”) and ends 11:59 PM Central Standard Time on November 2, 2021 (the time and date previously set
forth is referred to herein as the “End Date”) (the period between the Start Date and End Date sometimes
referred to herein as the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock of the
Sweepstakes.
2. Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is offered only to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States
or the District of Columbia who, at the time of entry: (a) are at least eighteen (18) years old; and (b) have online
access. Misrepresentation of age, upon discovery by Sponsor, will disqualify the applicable entrant. VOID IN
ALASKA, HAWAII, PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW (certain jurisdictions may
impose additional eligibility restrictions). Sponsor (as defined below), Prize Provider (as defined below), and
each of their respective parents, subsidiary and affiliated entities, advertising and promotional agencies, web
masters and web suppliers, and their respective officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives, and
shareholders, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members
(whether or not related) of each of Sponsor, Prize Provider, and Artist (collectively, “Affiliates”), are not
eligible to enter or win. Entrants must fulfill all requirements set forth in these Official Rules and abide by all
decisions of the Sponsor in order to be eligible for a prize.
3. Entry. During the Sweepstakes Period, visit www.BlakeShelton.com/CMASweeps and fill out the online form
to complete an entry (each, an “Entry”). NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO
ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Entries are
limited to one per person. Entries must be received by the specified cut-off time on the End Date. Entries
received after the End Date or otherwise outside the Sweepstakes Period are void. The Sweepstakes may only
be entered from and in eligible jurisdictions. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, an Entry is “received” when
Sponsor’s servers record the Entry information. Proof of sending (such as, without limitation, a printed, saved
or copied automated receipt confirming entry, a “thanks for entering” screen or message) does not constitute
proof of actual receipt of the Entry. Any attempt at entry except as above stated is void. All Entries become the
exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor, Artist and their
respective Affiliates assume no responsibility for lost, late or misdirected Entries, or for human error, or
malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software or any other technical problems.
4. Prizes. Five (5) grand prize winners (each a “Winner” and collectively, “Winners”) will each receive the
following:
1 double-occupancy room at Opryland Hotel for two (2) nights (November 9 and 10, 2021)
1 pair of tickets to the Grand Ole Opry on November 9, 2021
1 pair of tickets to the CMA Awards on November 10, 2021
A gift certificate to Ole Red in the amount of One hundred Dollars ($100) valid on November 10, 2021
The total approximate retail value of the prize is One Thousand Fifty Dollars ($1050.00). Winners will not
receive the difference between actual and approximate retail value of the prize. Any and all taxes on the prize,
and any other costs, fees, and expenses not explicitly stated herein are the sole responsibility of the prize
recipient(s). The prizes are not transferable or assignable, and are not redeemable for cash. No prize
substitutions or transfers allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute
the prize(s) for equal or greater value, including cash, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, if the prize(s) should become
unavailable for any reason. In the unlikely event that any portion of the prize(s) is cancelled or undeliverable for
any reason, the applicable Winners agree that Sponsor has no further obligations to any such Winner other than
delivery of the remainder of the prize(s), if any. Sponsor reserves the right to not award the prize(s) if, in its sole
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and absolute discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and/or qualified Entries. Lost or
stolen prizes will not be replaced. Sponsor is responsible only for prize delivery and is not responsible for prize
utility to winners. Sponsor reserves the right to not award the prize(s) to, or to revoke full or partial prize from,
any Winner that may bring Sponsor into disrepute. ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS-IS” WITHOUT ANY
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE FROM SPONSOR, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
5. Winner Selection and Notification. The potential winners will be selected by random drawing from among all
eligible Entries received on or about November 3, 2021. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of
eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, the judge
of the Sweepstakes, whose decisions on all matters related to these Official Rules shall be final and binding.
The potential Winner shall be notified by email on or about November 3, 2021. NO ENTRANT WILL BE
DEEMED TO BE A WINNER, OR WILL BE AWARDED ANY PRIZE, UNLESS AND UNTIL SUCH
ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED BY SPONSOR IN ITS DISCRETION, ENTRANT HAS
BEEN NOTIFIED THAT SUCH VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE, AND ENTRANT HAS COMPLIED
WITH ANY SPONSOR REQUIREMENTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THOSE SET FORTH
BELOW). Each potential Winner will have twenty-four (24) hours from the moment such notification is issued
to respond to such notification by following the instructions provided therein, or the prize will be forfeited. If a
potential Winner timely responds to such notification, each potential Winner may be required to sign, notarize
and return to Sponsor, within forty-eight (48) hours of the date notice is sent, an Affidavit of
Eligibility/Liability and Publicity Release in the form or forms provided by Sponsor (where and to the extent
legally permissible) in order to claim the prize. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in
disqualification, forfeiture of the prize, and selection of an alternate winner. If a potential Winner does not reply
to the notification within twenty-four (24) hours of its issuance, fails to (if required) sign, notarize and return an
Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and Publicity Release within forty-eight (48) hours of the date of notification, is
ineligible, or cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, he/she will be disqualified, the prize will be
forfeited and an alternate Winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s discretion, in a second chance drawing of all
eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. If Sponsor is unable to contact any potential Winner or
if a potential Winner is unable to confirm his or her acceptance of the prize, Sponsor reserves the right to select
another potential Winner in accordance with these Official Rules. Sponsor shall have no liability to previously
selected potential winners who have not timely responded. If not disqualified, the potential prize winner must
continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning and awarding of the prize
is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Except where prohibited by law, in addition to any other grants
that may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any Winner, by accepting a prize,
each such Winner agrees to grant to Sponsor, and the Releasees, the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use,
worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at
any time or times, such individual’s name, photograph, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical
information as news or information and for advertising, promotional and other purposes without further
approval or consideration; and further without such additional compensation, appear for, or provide
biographical information for use in, any presentation or other activity which may include
filming/audio/video/electronic or other recordings and/or interviews, as may be determined from time to time
by Sponsor in its sole discretion; and upon request, each such individual (or, if a minor, such individual’s parent
or legal guardian) will provide written consent to the foregoing uses.
6. General Conditions. By entering, entrants agree: (i) to be bound by these Official Rules and Sponsor’s
Privacy Policy as indicated in Paragraph 10 of these Official Rules, (ii) that the decision of the Sponsor is final
and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes; and (iii) to be contacted by Sponsor by email, telephone
and/or mail. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that
term or any other term in these Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules
shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is
determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in
effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were
eliminated from the rules. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds
to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any website related to the
Sweepstakes; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive
manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any use of robotic, macro,
automatic, programmed or the like entry methods will void all such Entries by such methods. False or deceptive
Entries or acts, as determined by Sponsor, will render the entrant ineligible. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict
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Entries from any IP address or device if suspicious activity is detected or suspected. In the event of a dispute as
to the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the authorized account holder of the email account used to
enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of registration will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with
these rules. The authorized email account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an
email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization, which is
responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Potential
Winners may be required to provide the Sponsor with proof that such potential Winner is the authorized account
holder of the email address associated with the potentially winning Entry. Sponsor may prosecute any
fraudulent activities to the full extent of the law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Any
attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation
of criminal and/or civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute
and/or seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
7. Release. BY ENTERING, ENTRANT (I) AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD SPONSOR, ARTIST, PRIZE
PROVIDER AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASEES”) FROM
AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, ACTIONS, LOSSES, COSTS, DAMAGES,
LIABILITIES, JUDGMENTS, SETTLEMENTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION
REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES); (“LOSSES”) OF ANY KIND ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART,
DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY
SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE REMOVAL FROM
THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE OF, OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, ANY ENTRIES OR OTHER
MATERIALS), OR RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION,
USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE,
AS WELL AS CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF
PRIVACY; AND (II) INDEMNIFIES AND HOLDS HARMLESS RELEASEES FROM ANY AND ALL
LOSSES (AS DEFINED ABOVE) OF ANY KIND THAT MAY BE ASSERTED AGAINST OR INCURRED
BY ANY SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES AT ANY TIME IN CONNECTION WITH THE ENTRIES, OR
OTHERWISE RELATING TO ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION CLAIMS CONCERNING THE INFRINGEMENT UPON OR VIOLATION OF
ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR OTHER RIGHTS.
COVID-19 Release and Waiver: All of the Winners understand and agree that travel may be dangerous due to
the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic/pandemic and each Winners and their respective guest assume
any and all risks of illness or injury in conjunction therewith. Winners each acknowledge that, notwithstanding
the safety precautions taken by any air carrier or other transportation provider that they elect and pay for, the
hotel property, arenas or other venues, and other providers of travel-related services, it is possible that he/she
may still contract COVID-19. Additionally, Winners understand and agree that, in response to economic and/or
social conditions engendered by COVID-19, Sponsor may be compelled to modify or postpone or cancel the
some or all of the prize. In all cases, each Winner releases and agrees to hold harmless Sponsor from any and all
liability in conjunction therewith and, in no event, shall Sponsor have any liability in excess of the above-
indicated estimated retail value of the prize.
The Attendees must conduct themselves at all times in a socially responsible, respectful, and appropriate
manner including following all private guidance from a venue operator and other prize suppliers as well as
governmental mandates intended and designed to prevent contracting and/or spreading COVID-19; which may
include but are not limited to maintaining social distancing, mask-wearing, testing, and may also include
quarantine (if mandated). The Winners each specifically acknowledge and agree that, to attend the CMA
Awards, they will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (as defined by the
CDC) to enter the venue and attend the Awards and will be required to comply with the CMA’s mask
mandates throughout the show.
8. Limitations of Liability. The Releasees make no warranties, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties,
express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Sweepstakes. The Releasees are not
responsible for any lost, late, illegible, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate Entries or
Entry information, whether caused by the users of any website related to the Sweepstakes, by tampering or
“hacking,” or by any of the equipment, computer hardware or software or any other technical operation or
programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, and the Releasees assume no responsibility for any
error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission to any website related to the
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Sweepstakes or the Sweepstakes website, or for communications line failure, or for theft or destruction,
tampering, or unauthorized access to Entries and/or Entry information. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not
capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized
intervention, fraud, tampering, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which, in
the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper
conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to void suspect Entries and/or to
cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select the Winners from among all eligible Entries
received prior to such cancellation, termination or suspension. Additionally, the Releasees are not responsible
for any cancellation or postponement of any aspect of any prize. Although Sponsor attempts to ensure the
integrity of the Sweepstakes, entrants acknowledge that Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of entrants or
other participants in connection with the Sweepstakes, including entrants’ or others’ attempts to circumvent the
Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of
the Sweepstakes. IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASEES 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 REGISTRATION PAGE, THE STREAMING, DOWNLOADING, AND/OR PRINTING OF
MATERIALS FROM SAID SITE, SPONSOR’S OR ANY THIRD PARTY’S REMOVAL FROM SAID SITE
OF OR DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO ANY ENTRIES OR OTHER MATERIALS, THE
ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH
THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY HARM RESULTING THEREFROM INCLUDING ANY INJURY OR
DAMAGE TO ENTRANTS’ OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON’S COMPUTER, OTHER EQUIPMENT, OR
PERSON IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING
THE FOREGOING, THE SWEEPSTAKES, ALL ENTRIES, AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED
ON OR THROUGH SAID SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
9. Disputes/Choice of Law. Except where prohibited, entrants agree that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and
causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, or the determination
of the Winners shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and (ii) 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 attorney’s fees; and (iii) 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
Releasees in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws
of the State of Tennessee without regard for conflicts of law doctrine and all proceedings shall take place in that
State. Entrants irrevocably agree to personal jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in the County of
Davidson in the State of Tennessee, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or
inconvenient forum objections to such courts. ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION
ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO HIS/HER ENTRIES OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THE
SWEEPSTAKES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION
OCCURS, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.
10. Privacy and Personal Information. Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy
(located at http://www.warnermusicnashville.com/privacy-policy/) except to the extent waived by a Winner
through agreement to a Publicity Release and provided that in the event of any conflict between these Official
Rules and such privacy policy, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail. Specifically, and
without limitation, Sponsor reserves the right to communicate with any entrant about his or her Entry, and
because of the potential critical nature of such communications to the operation of the Sweepstakes, entrant will
not be permitted to “opt out” of receiving such communications.
11. Sponsor. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Warner Music Nashville LLC (“Sponsor”), 20 Music Square East,
Nashville, TN 37203.
12. Winners’ Names/Official Rules. For the name(s) of the winner(s) and/or copies of these Official Rules, send a
self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Winner List, Blake Shelton 2021 CMA Awards Sweepstakes, c/o Warner
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Music Nashville LLC, 20 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203. All such requests must be received within
six (6) weeks after the End Date.
13. Non-Endorsement. The use of any non-Sponsor trademarks, service marks, logos, or other marks in
connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize is not meant by Sponsor to imply the endorsement of the
respective owner(s) of such marks, or any affiliation of the respective owner(s) of such marks with the
Sweepstakes website or the Sweepstakes.
14. Interpretation. In the event of any conflict between any information provided on the Sweepstakes website
regarding the Sweepstakes (such as a “F.A.Q.”), on the one hand, and these Official Rules, on the other, these
Official Rules shall govern.
15. Headings. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for convenience of reference, and
shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision
hereof.