"Golden Tickets" Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING
The following Sweepstakes is intended for legal residents of the 50 United States of America (USA) and D.C. only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. law. Do not enter this Sweepstakes if you are not located in the USA at the time of entry.
Eligibility: The "Golden Ticket" Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who have reached the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry. In addition, an Entrant must be an active Suddenlink customer as of June 1, 2012. This Sweepstakes is not open to the general public. Employees of Suddenlink Communications and American Sweepstakes & Promotion Company, Inc., their immediate families (parent, child, sibling or spouse) and/or household members and any other persons or entities associated with this promotion are ineligible to enter or win. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.
SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Suddenlink Communications, 2006 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX (the "Sponsor") and administered by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Company, Inc., 300 State St. Suite 402 Rochester, NY 14614 (the "Administrator").
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
TWO WAYS TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time ("EDT") on June 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2012 ("Sweepstakes Period"). Entry options are as follows:
- Online - Suddenlink Communications customers can enter by visiting the Sponsor's Website (www.suddenlink.net), logging in using their personal account with username and password, and locating the "Golden Ticket". Entrants will receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry by locating the "Golden Ticket" and clicking on the "Golden Ticket" icon. All entries must be received between June 1, 2012 (beginning at 12:00:01 a.m. EDT) and June 30, 2012 (by 11:59:59 p.m. EDT). Limit one (1) Sweepstakes entry for finding the "Golden Ticket" per day per user.
- Mail-in Card - Entrants can handwrite their full name, complete mailing address, daytime phone number, and email address on a 3" x 5" card and mail it to: Suddenlink Golden Ticket Sweepstakes, 90 Rockwood Place, Rochester, NY 14610. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2012, and received by July 4, 2012. The postmark date will be the entry date. Each valid mail-in entry received will count as one (1) Sweepstakes entry. Mechanical reproductions will be void. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.
There is a maximum of one (1) entry per person per day during the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Sweepstakes is impaired or incapable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, (b) tampering, unauthorized intervention, (c) fraud, (d) technical failures, or (e) any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Grand Prize using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor’s Website; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, the Administrator their respective parents, employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors that may prevent an entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury, death, 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 of any prize. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties' liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney's fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: The Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted by the Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding, to be completed on or about July 5, 2012. Odds of winning the Grand Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by email and/or by USPS mail. If the selected Grand Prize Winner cannot be contacted within five (5) business days after the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining entries.
The weekly First Prize Winners will be selected in three (3) weekly random drawings from among all eligible entries received during the week prior. Each First Prize drawings will be conducted by the Administrator whose decisions are final and binding. The weekly drawings will be completed on or about June 12, 2012, June 19, 2012, and June 26, 2012. Odds of winning a First Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during each week of the Sweepstakes Period. The First Prize Winners will be contacted by email and/or by USPS mail. If the selected First Prize Winner cannot be contacted within five (5) business days after the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining entries.
Grand Prize: There will be one (1) Grand Prize and fifteen (15) weekly First Prizes. The Grand Prize Winner will receive an iPad® with Wi-Fi - 16GB (3rd generation) (Approximate Retail Value "ARV" - $500). Each First Prize Winner will receive a $100 prepaid VISA gift card. Total Prize Pool - $2,000. All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein are the responsibility of the prize winners. By accepting a prize, the prize winners agree to release the Released Parties from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the promotion or for damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of prize awarded. All other expenses, including, but not limited to taxes, not specifically mentioned herein are the responsibility of the prize winners. Prizes are not exchangeable or transferable. There are no substitutions unless specified by the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value. In Sponsor's sole discretion, if a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, or if a potential prize winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected for the prize at issue.
GENERAL: By accepting a prize, where permitted by law, the prize winners grant to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor's request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time a prize winner's full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES. By participating, entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize(s). Prize winners acknowledge that 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 Prize.
DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased 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 entrants and Sponsor or the Sweepstakes Entities in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Texas without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Texas. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in the state of Texas, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. 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, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The value of the prize set forth above represents Sponsor's good faith determinations of the ARV thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be appealed.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name and address of the Prize Winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by August 25, 2012, to: ASC/Suddenlink "Golden Ticket" Sweepstakes Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.