THE 2018 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM PRESENTS
THE GRAMMY® TICKET GAME
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A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
THE 2018 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM PRESENTS THE GRAMMY® TICKET GAME (THE “GAME”) STARTS AT 12:00:00 AM EASTERN TIME (“ET”) ON 1/12/18 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM ET ON 4/20/18 (THE GAME’S “PLAY PERIOD”).
THE GAME AND ANY WEBSITE PAGES AND ADVERTISEMENTS RELATING THERETO, ARE INTENDED FOR VIEWING SOLELY WITHIN THE 50 UNITED STATES. NO GROUPS, CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS MAY PARTICIPATE IN THIS OFFER OR REPRODUCE OR DISTRIBUTE ANY PORTION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR ENTRY FORMS TO ITS MEMBERS.
ELIGIBILITY: Game is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia who are of the age of majority in the state in which they reside at time of playing. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. Employees of RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment (the “Sponsor”), The Recording Academy, prize partners and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, advertising and promotions agencies, crew members, and any other individual or company involved in the development or execution of the Game (collectively the "Released Parties") and their immediate families (parents, siblings, children and their respective spouses) and same households of each, whether or not related are not eligible to play or win. All persons, by participating in this Game and/or by entering the Second Chance Drawing and/or by submitting an instant win prize claim, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Ventura Associates (the “independent judging organization”) which shall be final and binding.
INSTANT WIN GAME DETAILS: A unique code (“game piece”) appears inside selected copies of the 2018 Grammy® Nominees Album (“CD”). If your CD does not contain a game piece, or if you wish to receive a game piece code for free, you can request one while supplies last, by visiting 2018GRAMMYALBUM.com and following all onscreen instructions to complete and submit the form or by clicking here. A free code will appear on your screen. All requests for free codes must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 4/20/18. After you receive a free code, visit: 2018GRAMMYALBUM.com to play the Game. Limit: Three (3) game plays per person and/or e-mail address during the Play Period.
HOW TO PLAY: Visit 2018GRAMMYALBUM.com and follow all onscreen instructions, including providing your unique code when prompted to do so in order to play the Game. After you accept or decline any promotional offer, you will receive either a potential winning or non-winning message. Your game play must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 5/7/18. If you receive a potential winning message, your confirmation as a winner is subject to verification and meeting eligibility requirements. To claim prize, mail the original game piece or a screenshot of the winning message you received when playing the game along with a piece of paper containing your name, complete mailing address, birthdate, email address, and phone number via certified return receipt mail to Ventura Associates, Dept.: DE/GRAMMY Ticket Game, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001. ALL PRIZE CLAIMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59:59 PM ET on 5/16/18. If you receive a non-winning message, you are not a winner, but your entry information will be automatically entered in the Second Chance Drawing that will award any unclaimed prize(s). Only winners will be notified.
PRIZES: TWENTY (21) INSTANT WIN PRIZES ARE GUARANTEED TO BE AWARDED. Instant Win Prizes and Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”) for each prize are as follows: One (1) Grand Prize: A trip for winner and one (1) guest to attend the 61st Grammy® Awards (“Event”) in 2019 (ARV: $4,000.00). wenty (20) Second Place Prizes: T-shirt or Hat (ARV: T-shirt and Hat prizes are promotional items with no retail value.) T-shirt and Hat style and size will be determined by Sponsor. Total ARV of all Prizes: $4,000.00. Odds of winning estimated at 1:5,000,000 for the Grand Prize and 1:250,000 for a Second Prize. Limit: One (1) prize per person or household. Arrangements for the fulfillment of any prize will be made by Sponsor and/or its designated agent. No substitution of any prize offered, no transfer of any prize to a third party is permitted and prizes may not be redeemed for cash value, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute any prize for a prize of comparable or greater value. All fees, federal, state, local taxes or other expenses relating to the use, acceptance and possession of any prize are the sole responsibility of each winner. Taxes are the responsibility of each winner. An IRS form 1099 will be filed in the name of the grand prize winner for the actual value of prize won.
Grand Prize consists of: round trip coach airfare between a major commercial airport serviced by participating airline carrier nearest to Grand Prize winner's primary residence (or ground transportation, if Grand Prize winner resides within 150 mile radius of Event city (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and Los Angeles, CA; double occupancy hotel accommodations for two (2) nights (room and room tax only) in or around Los Angeles, CA, and two (2) Bronze tickets to Event. Selection of Event seats are at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Event tickets are not for resale. Date and location of Event will be provided to winner at time of winner verification. All meals, ground transportation, taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, service charges or other expenses not specified herein are not included and are the Grand Prize winner's sole responsibility. Travel, hotel and other accommodations are subject to availability. Certain restrictions may apply. Grand Prize winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary including same departure and return dates, and must also comply with any security procedure or measures imposed by the Sponsor, and/or Event coordinator(s)/representatives who reserve the right in their sole discretion to suspend or cancel Grand Prize winner's participation and/or the participation of his/her guest due to non-compliance with any security procedure or inappropriate behavior or misconduct. If the Event is postponed, canceled, or has occurred, no compensation or substitution will be provided and the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to Grand Prize winner other than to supply a trip to Event city minus the unused portion of the Grand Prize. Should this be the case, trip must be taken within twelve (12) months from the date of prize notification. A traveling minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If for any reason whatsoever, Grand Prize winner is unable to travel after all arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the Grand Prize winner. Grand Prize winner and guest are responsible for obtaining proper documentation (i.e., valid photo ID), prior to travel and guest must meet the age of majority within his/her jurisdiction and will be required to execute and return a Liability/Publicity Release prior to travel.
Air travel will be awarded in the form of Certificates that may be redeemed for round-trip travel on participating airline carrier from the airport served by participating airline carrier closest to the winner’s home to the specified destination. Certificate seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or in all markets. Certificates are non-transferable, are not redeemable for cash and are void if sold or bartered. The sale or barter of tickets obtained through redemption of Certificates is also prohibited. Any tickets obtained through such sale or barter are void and will not be honored for travel. Tickets may be cancelled or reissued without penalty for a period of 24 hours after reservation is made. After this cancellation/reissue privilege expires, date, time and routing changes are permitted (subject to the availability booking class) however a $200 fee applies (USD/CAD). Based on availability, passengers holding confirmed reservations and tickets may confirm earlier/later same day flight within 3 hours from scheduled departure time between same origin/destination for a non-refundable fee of $50.
Certificates do not include the September 11th Security Fee of up to $5.60 one way which will be imposed on the passenger’s ticketed itinerary. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Baggage fees of $25 for first checked bag, $35 for second checked bag. Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Taxes and fees are subject to change. Any taxes, fees, or charges paid at the time of ticket issuance will be refunded if ticket is not used. However, once redeemed, Certificates are void and will have no further value. Certificate travel will not qualify for SkyMiles mileage nor apply to participating carrier’s Transcon flights. Stopovers/Upgrades/Waitlisting/Open Returns are not permitted for tickets booked with Certificates. Lost, stolen or otherwise destroyed Certificates will not be replaced. Schedules are subject to change without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. It is the responsibility of the passenger to be in possession of all necessary documentation (e.g., valid passport, visa where applicable) at the time and place of departure. Participating airline carrier reserves the right to deny boarding to any passengers without proper documentation. Released Parties are not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of a flight cancellation or flight delay and schedules are subject to change without notice. ALL ELEMENTS OF GRAND PRIZE ARE SUBJECT TO SPACE AVAILABILITY AT TIME OF BOOKING AND ARE AT THE SPONSOR’S AND PRIZE PARTNERS SOLE DISCRETION. BLACKOUT DATES AND CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY.
MERCHANDISE PRIZE DETAILS: Winners of any merchandise prize acknowledge that the Released Parties and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for, any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness, or merchantability of any aspect of prize except that prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty, if any.
SECOND CHANCE DRAWING TO AWARD ANY UNCLAIMED PRIZE: If any instant win prize is not claimed by 11:59:59 PM ET on 5/16/18 or if an instant win prize is forfeited for any reason whatsoever, it will be awarded in a Second Chance Drawing to be conducted on or about 4:00 P.M. ET on 5/24/18. Odds of winning an unclaimed prize in the Second Chance Drawing are determined by the total number of eligible entries received and the total number of unclaimed prizes available to be awarded.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Once a potential winning game piece is verified, the potential winner will be notified by email, U.S. mail and/or overnight carrier. Each winner must be able to receive phone calls from an unlisted/blocked number. The contact information provided on entry will be used to notify winners. Grand Prize winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Release”) as well as any other documents (“Prize Notification Documents”) within five (5) days of date specified on notification, or he/she may be disqualified. Prepaid overnight mailing envelope may be provided. The Sponsor reserves the right to investigate Grand Prize Winner to determine if s/he has been truthful, and to disqualify him or her if the Official Rules requirements were not met. A background check may be conducted on Grand Prize winner. If Affidavit/Release, and/or a prize notification or a prize is returned as undeliverable or if a prize is forfeited, or if required documents are not returned within the stated time period, or if a selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or if he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the corresponding prize will be awarded to an alternate winner from all eligible Second Chance Drawing entries. A prize may be forfeited if winner is not reachable at address or phone number provided or a forwarding address is not made available. Prize award notices will be sent to each winner approximately thirty (30) days after verification. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission for Sponsor and its agents and prize partners to use each winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. Furthermore, Sponsor and/or its agents may film, record and/or take photographs before/during/after the Event, and may use the resulting footage, recordings or photographs for a range of purposes, including, without limitation, for marketing and promoting Sponsor and/or its promotion partners/agents and their respective products and services. No additional compensation will be provided for any resulting footage.
RELEASES: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and the Sponsor, and release, defend and hold harmless Released Parties as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses of any kind to persons (including death) and property which may be sustained in connection with either directly or indirectly, 1) the awarding, receipt, ownership, use or misuse of a prize awarded herein; or 2) participation in the Game or any prize related activities, including but not limited to traveling to or from any prize related activity. Sponsor is not responsible if Game cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Game or use or redemption of any prize. Released Parties assume no liability or responsibility in connection with the safety or performance of any prize awarded hereunder nor in connection with any warranty or representation therewith.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Prize claims subject to verification by, and Second Chance Drawing conducted by, an independent judging organization whose decisions are final. All entries, requests and/or materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical, printing, or other errors; or for codes and/or prize claims that are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated or illegible, damaged, torn or separated due to improper packaging or any combination thereof. Entries generated by a script, macro or use of any automated, robotic, repetitive programmed or similar are prohibited and will result in disqualification.
Game pieces that contain printing errors, are tampered with, illegible, photocopied, mechanically reproduced, distributed where prohibited by law or not obtained through regular channels will be deemed null and void. Liability for any irregular game piece will be limited to replacement with another. If through printing or production errors, more winning unique codes are printed and distributed than those prize quantities offered in the Official Rules, no more than the actual number of prizes per the Game’s Official Rules will be awarded. Should such a situation occur, winner(s) will be determined via a random drawing from among all submitted eligible and verified winning prize claims received for a specific at that level. All game pieces and free codes are subject to verification. Anti-fraud detection devices may be used to verify winners. Game pieces will be void if they fail to pass anti-fraud detection measures or if found to be photocopied, reproduced, altered, forged, defaced, tampered with, mutilated, stolen, unauthorized or illegible in any way, or if they fail to contain special markings and/or security codes used by Sponsor and it agents in this Game.
The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Game, including the Second Chance Drawing, if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Game, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award any prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received for the Second Chance Drawing up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor is not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof. Sponsor is also not responsible for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the Game. CAUTION: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage Game’s web site or undermine the legitimate operations of the Game is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and diligently pursue all remedies against any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.
ARBITRATION AND CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Game, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Game, or prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form or class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest to Entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages or any other damages, including attorney’s fees, other than Entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with playing this Game), and Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligation of Entrants and Sponsor in connection with this Game, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA without regard to New York choice of law rules.
WINNERS’ LIST: For a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by 6/30/18 to: 2018 GRAMMY® Nominees Album presents the GRAMMY® Ticket Game Winners List, c/o Ventura Associates, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001.
SPONSOR: RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, 25 Madison Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10010-5171.
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