Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible if the winner and or any guest of the winner is denied access or participation to any portion of the Prize for which access may be limited or restricted to certain age requirements.
The approximate retail value of all prizes is in United States Dollars. The total approximate retail value of the ticket prize is $500.00. The approximate retail value of all three (3) prizes is $1500.00.
Except where otherwise expressly noted in these Official Rules, the selection of all vendors, prizes, products and services is subject to the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Prizes (and/or any potion thereof) are nontransferable and non-exchangeable. No substitutions or cash redemption of Prizes are permitted except that the Sponsor retains the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater retail value (or at Sponsor’s election, the cash value of the applicable prize). Additional restrictions may apply.
General Prize Conditions: All prize details not specified in the Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. The winner will not receive cash or any other form of compensation if actual costs are less than the Prize ARV. The specifics of all aforementioned elements of the Prizes shall be solely determined by the Sponsor or its designee. All taxes, upgrades and any other expenses not specifically identified in these Official Rules as included in a Prize are the responsibility of each winner. The Prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible winner(s) are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize, except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners of date specific prizes (i.e. concerts, trips) must be available on the dates specified. If the winner is not available on the specified dates, winner will be disqualified and the Sponsor reserves the right to choose an alternative prize winner. For certain prizes which are date specific such as event or concert tickets, the Sponsor is not responsible for the cancellation or rescheduling of any event and no substitution or compensation shall be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to not award the prize associated with that canceled event or concert, without any payment or obligation to the Winner or Potential Prize Winner or companion. Meals, gratuities, or travel-related expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Winner and guest must have all necessary identification. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize, in whole or in part, of equal or greater monetary value or may substitute such prize with another prize of equal or greater value, if for any reason a prize, or any portion thereof, as described herein and at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Winner(s) must present state authorized identification prior to being awarded the prize. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, the Sponsor reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. If actual value of the prize is less than the stated ARV, or the winner and/or if applicable, his/her guest(s) and/or eligible travel companion(s) forfeit, do not use, or are determined ineligible for any portion of the prize, the winner will not receive the difference between the actual and approximate retail value, and such difference will be forfeited. A minor may not participate as a guest of a Prize Winner unless the Prize Winner is the minor’s parent or guardian. ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.
5. PRIZE DRAWING: Three (3) potential prize winners (“Potential Prize Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received for the particular live performance market selected in the entry form. The drawing will be held on or about May 28, 2013. The drawing will be conducted by the Sponsor whose decision is final and binding on all aspects of this Sweepstakes. The Potential Prize Winners will be notified on or about May 28, 2013, by e-mail, and/or telephone. In the event Selected Entrant is a resident of Canada, the Canadian Selected Entrant will be required to answer a bona fide skill question in order to be awarded the Prize. If the Canadian Selected Entrant is unable to correctly answer the skill question in the time allotted, the Canadian Selected Entrant will be disqualified and an alternate entrant will be selected from among all eligible entries received.
Failure of the Potential Prize Winners to respond within a reasonable time frame (but not longer than 96 hours) from such notification referred to above may result in disqualification and the selection of another entrant from among all eligible entries received. Sponsor is not required to contact Potential Prize Winner more than once. Potential Prize Winner shall be required to sign and return within three (3) business days of receipt and Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification (for both Potential Prize Winner and companion), and a Publicity Release (for both Potential Prize Winner and companion where authorized by law). After the Potential Prize Winner is selected by the Sponsor, the required documentation for the Prize will be sent to the selected Potential Prize Winner and only after the selected Potential Prize Winner has met the eligibility requirements outlined in these Official Rules, and all of the required documents have been signed and retuned to Sponsor will the Prize be awarded.
By entering the drawing, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and its designees. In the event of non-compliance for any reason, including the inability to accept the Prize for any reason, an alternate entrant may be selected in Sponsors sole discretion.
6. CONDITIONS, DISCLAIMERS, AND LICENSE: Slate.com carries no responsibility or liability for this contest. By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations. The decisions of the Sponsor and its designees are final on all matters of fact, interpretation, eligibility, procedure and fulfillment. Entries and other submitted materials become the property of the Sponsor and/or its promotional partner(s) and will not be acknowledged or returned. The Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, late, lost, or misdirected entries or for any technical malfunction, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or line failure in connection with any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entries are void if unreadable, inaccurate, incomplete, mutilated, tampered with, forged, mechanically reproduced, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. The Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished or made available in connection with the Sweepstakes. Although Sponsor attempts to ensure the integrity of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of entrants or other individuals in connection with the Sweepstakes, including entrants’ or other individuals’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to entrant’s or to any other person’s computer(s), other equipment, or person(s), related to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or using the Sweepstakes Site. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason including by reason of damage by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, strikes, industry conditions, bankruptcy or liquidation, marketplace demands, applicable law, unforeseen obstacles, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, could corrupt, compromise, undermine, or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to modify these Official Rules and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend all or any part of the Sweepstakes, and in its sole discretion to select a new Potential winner from among all eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension, as applicable. In the event that there are typographical errors that obscure the original intent of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes appropriately.
All taxes in connection with the Prize, and the reporting consequence thereof, are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner(s). Prize winner(s) may be sent a tax form 1099, or other appropriate tax document, in the event the average retail value requires Sponsor to submit such form.