FIRESTONE® THERE BY SHOWTIME SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
OFFERED ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“U.S.”) AGED 21 YEARS OR OLDER, WHO ARE OWNER OPERATORS, PURCHASING AGENTS OR OWNERS OF BUSINESSES THAT USE COMMERCIAL TIRES. WINNERS (OR THE BUSINESS WHERE WINNER IS EMPLOYED) MUST BE IN GOOD STANDING WITH BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE OPERATIONS, LLC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
ELIGIBILITY: The Firestone There By Showtime Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to owner operators, purchasing agents and fleet owners who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“U.S.”) and are 21 years of age and older and have responsibility for making tire purchase decisions for a commercial trucking business† (owner, owner-operator, purchasing agent, etc.) Sweepstakes is not offered to the general public. Employees, officers and directors of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC (the “Sponsor"), Country Music Association, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, siblings, children and parents, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are not eligible. Void where prohibited.
†If you are an employee of a commercial trucking business, it is your sole responsibility to secure any required permissions from management/supervisory personnel before entering the Sweepstakes.
ENTRY PERIOD: The Firestone There By Showtime Sweepstakes will occur as follows:
Entry begins: January 1st, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Standard Time (CST).
Entry closes: April 30th, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST.
Random Drawing/Winner Selection: On or around May 1st, 2018.
Potential Winners Notified: On or around May 4th, 2018.
TO ENTER: Visit www.therebyshowtime.com and follow the instructions to receive one entry. Receipt of entries may be acknowledged, but such acknowledgment does not constitute any representation as to eligibility for the Sweepstakes. Limit one entry per person. Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed or like means are prohibited and will be disqualified. Proof of transmission does not constitute proof of receipt or proof of Sweepstakes entry. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of an individual who participated, entry will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail account from which the entry is submitted as of date of entry (who must be eligible under these Official Rules). Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Use of any artifice or device to violate the entry limit will result in only the first entry being accepted (if eligible) or disqualification, at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to void all entries and disqualify the individual submitting same from the Sweepstakes should Sponsor determine in its sole discretion that such individual egregiously, repeatedly or blatantly violated the entry limit.
WINNER SELECTION/PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV")/ODDS OF WINNING: On or around May 1st, 2018, Sponsor agency will select two (2) winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Each winner will be required to verify they meet eligibility requirements of the Sweepstakes; see ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS below. Should a winner be declared ineligible by Sponsor in its sole discretion, an alternate winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible entries received, time permitting. Upon verification of eligibility, each winner shall receive a trip to CMA Fest 2018 in Nashville, TN (Approximate Retail Value $5,000 each**). Winners will be notified by email, and will also be contacted via telephone. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.
**If actual value of prize is less than designated amount, winner will NOT receive the difference in cash or otherwise.
PRIZES: a 6 day/5 night trip for winner and one (1) guest to CMA Fest 2018 in Nashville, TN (June 7 – 10, 2018). Trip consists of roundtrip coach air travel between location of commercial trucking business owned by winner/where winner is employed and Nashville; standard, double occupancy hotel accommodations in Nashville; tickets for two (2) persons to all four (4) days of CMA Fest 2018; ground transportation between Nashville airport and hotel as well as between hotel and concert venue; and a $1000 gift card for winner.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Winner must be able to travel on dates selected by Sponsor so as to attend CMA Fest 2018, June 7 – 10, 2018; if winner is unavailable on such dates for any reason, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected (time permitting.) Prize is subject to availability and other restrictions. Sponsor shall determine travel itinerary in its sole discretion, including flights and hotel. Winner and guest must travel together on same travel itinerary. Winner’s guest (if a minor in jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) must sign and return a liability release and publicity release (where legal) prior to issuance of travel documents. If guest is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian must be the prize winner. If winner opts to accept prize without a guest, prize will be awarded in increments for a single traveler, including tickets for only one (1) person to CMA Fest 2018, and no alternate or substitute prize will be awarded. If winner lives within reasonable driving distance of Nashville (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), winner will receive ground transportation in lieu of air travel and no alternate or substitute prize will be awarded. All unspecified expenses (for example, souvenirs, travel to and from departure airport, meals) are the sole responsibility of prize winner. Valid government-issued photo id is required for prize travel. No frequent flier miles, award points or other “perks” will be provided in conjunction with prize travel.
Winner and guest must conduct themselves at all times in an appropriate, well-behaved and respectful manner in conjunction with acceptance and use of prize trip (including but not limited to attendance at CMA Fest 2018). Should Sponsor determine that winner and/or guest has failed to do so, prize trip may be terminated for such winner/guest and Sponsor shall have no further liability to winner and/or guest (as applicable). In such event, Sponsor further reserves the right to pursue all available legal remedies against winner and/or guest (as applicable), with the understanding that such conduct may adversely affect Sponsor’s relationship with the corresponding commercial trucking business.
CMA Fest 2018 tickets are subject to the terms and conditions of issuer and may only be used to gain admittance to designated event in accordance with such terms and conditions. Ticket type and seat location are of Sponsor’s sole choosing; and, seat location may not be the same for all days of CMA Fest 2018. Tickets are NOT for re-sale and venue restrictions may also apply.
Sponsor will determine issuer of gift card in its sole discretion. Gift card is subject to the terms and conditions of issuer.
GENERAL: Award of prize is subject to the written company policy of commercial trucking business owned by winner/where winner is employed with regard to the receipt of gifts/prizes/awards from third party business entities. Winners (or the business where winner is employed) must be in good standing with Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC at time of prize award. All taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of winners. Each winner will be issued an IRS 1099 Tax Form reflecting the fair market value of the prize; and, winner agrees to fully cooperate with Sponsor relative to its reporting of prize award to the Internal Revenue Service (and perhaps other governmental authorities), including provision of his/her Social Security Number in conjunction therewith. There is a limit of one (1) prize per sweepstakes participant. By participating, entrants agree [a] to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to the sweepstakes, including without limitation the interpretation of these Official Rules; [b] to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor agencies and partners, Country Music Association, their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, promotion agencies and suppliers and any other individual or company involved in the development or execution of the Firestone There By Showtime Sweepstakes from any and all injuries, liability, losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind resulting from their participation in the Sweepstakes, any Sweepstakes-related activity or one’s acceptance, use or misuse of a prize; and if a winner [c] to Sponsor’s use of their name, voice, image, likenesses and/or other indicia of persona, as well as the name, address (city/state) and other publicly available information regarding the commercial trucking business owned by winner/where winner is employedΩ for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes without further compensation (unless prohibited by law) and to execute specific consent to such use if asked by Sponsor to do so.
Ω If winner is an employee of a commercial trucking business, he/she agrees to use commercially reasonable efforts to assist Sponsor in securing such rights from the commercial trucking business.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: Potential winners will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, liability and (where legal) publicity release which must be returned within two (2) business days (or, such shorter time period specified in the notification letter) or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected, time permitting. If potential winner cannot be contacted by Sponsor, if potential winner declines the prize (including due to the written company policy of corresponding commercial trucking business), or if any prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable will result in forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner will be selected, time permitting. Sponsor, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and representatives and their respective directors, officers, shareholders and employees are not responsible and shall not be liable for: [a] telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or by any error (human or otherwise) which may occur in the processing of entries or implementation of the Sweepstakes; [b] failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; [c] late, lost, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, garbled, misdirected, inaccessible, blocked, corrupted, or jumbled entries (all of which are void); [d] any damages to the computer (or information stored thereon) of an entrant, commercial trucking business or any other person or entity; or [e] any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted such that it cannot be conducted as originally intended (e.g., natural disaster, unauthorized human intervention, riot or strike). The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the sweepstakes or any portion thereof should virus, bugs or other causes beyond control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the sweepstakes, in which case prize winners will be selected via a random drawing from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or otherwise in a manner determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted to www.therebyshowtime.com. Entry information becomes property of Sponsor. No prize transfer or substitution by winners. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize (or any component thereof) with a different prize/prize component of equal or greater value due to prize unavailability for any reason, in its sole discretion. Except for gift card component of prize (and, only where required by law), prize is not redeemable or exchangeable for cash. All federal, state and local regulations apply. 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 Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Tennessee including procedural provisions without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (of Tennessee or any other state/jurisdiction) that would cause the application of any other state's or jurisdiction's laws. To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in participating in this Sweepstakes (if any) but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and 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; and (d) any action regarding the Sweepstakes or these Rules shall be brought in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee or Tennessee state court situate in Nashville, TN. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules in a given instance shall not constitute the waiver of such provision. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official 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 by a court of competent jurisdiction, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for ease of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof.
Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering (or attempting to tamper) with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any web site; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. The preceding in no way precludes Sponsor from taking other actions against such individuals so as to protect its rights, with the understanding that such conduct may adversely affect Sponsor’s relationship with the corresponding commercial trucking business.
OFFICIAL RULES: These Official Rules will be available at www.therebyshowtime.com To receive a copy of these Official Rules, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by April 30th, 2018 to: Firestone There By Showtime Sweepstakes, Rules Request, 4600 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266.
WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by May 14th, 2018, to: Firestone There By Showtime Sweepstakes, Winners List Request, 4600 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266. Winners list will be available after June 1st, 2018.
SPONSOR: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, 200 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201