1000 Stories ACM Awards Sweepstakes 2021

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OPEN TO U.S. AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RESIDENTS 21+ YRS. OLD. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. SWEEPSTAKES BEGINS 9/01/2020 AND ENDS 10/31/2020. ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE, TWO (2) ROUND TRIP COACH AIRLINE TICKETS, THREE (3) NIGHTS HOTEL STAY AND TWO (2) TICKETS TO THE 2021 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS (DATE AND LOCATION TBD) (ARV $5,000.00). FOR FULL OFFICIAL RULES, VISIT https://hp2win.com/ACMAWARDS/. ©2020 SPONSORED BY FETZER VINEYARDS, HOPLAND, MENDOCINO CO., CA.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM). The Academy of Country Music is not affiliated with the Sponsor in any way.

  1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD. The 1000 Stories ACM Awards Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on September 1, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on October 31, 2020 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). All entries must be time stamped by October 31, 2020 at 11:59:59pm PT. Sponsor’s clock shall be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per person, per day.
  1. HOW TO ENTER. There are two (2) ways to enter this Sweepstakes (“Entry Method”): i) via text message; or ii) write in entry. Method shall be referred to herein as the “Entry” or the “Submission.” 

i) TEXT MESSAGE METHOD: In order to enter via mobile device, you must have a text messaging capable mobile device from a participating carrier. Use your text message enabled cellphone to text the letters “ACMAWARDS” to 55678 during the entry period to enter the Sweepstakes. A valid text message entry will receive an automatic reply substantially in the form as follows: “Thx for ur Text! You must be 21+ to enter.  Reply w/birthdate in format MM/DD/YYYY.”  Once you send the text message and if you are 21 or older, you will be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes.  You will be charged for all text messages sent and received by your mobile phone according to the terms in your individual calling plan. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans and capabilities.  By sending your text message entry, you agree that you are providing Sponsor express written consent for you to receive text messages using automated technology in response to your entry related to the Sweepstakes and agree to accept all applicable charges associated therewith. You may opt-out of receiving text messages from Sponsor at any time by sending a reply text message with the word “STOP”. Text “HELP” to the short code above if you would like more information. Your mobile phone must be capable of sending and receiving text messages to participate via this method.  Standard text message rates apply. Entry via text messaging may be limited and may not be available through all wireless carriers or on all handsets. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. All text message entries must be received during the Entry period to be eligible. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means or with the intent to subvert the entry process are void.

ii) WRITTEN ENTRY METHOD: You may also enter by sending a self-addressed envelope. Fill out a 3 X 5 card and include your Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Phone Number, and Date of Birth and mail it to: ACMAWARDS Sweepstakes, P. O. Box 40216, Phoenix, AZ 85067-0216. No more than one entry per envelope is allowed.

LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON, PER DAY OF THE SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES.

Violation of this entry limit will result in only the initial entry per day being accepted.  But, Sponsor reserves the right to void all entries (and disqualify entrant from the Sweepstakes altogether as well as to prohibit such entrant from participating in future promotions offered by Sponsor) if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that a given person has engaged in egregious, blatant or repeated violations of the entry limit.  Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of receipt of same or proof of entry.  All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor. Sponsor and its agencies assume no responsibility for late, lost, illegible/garbled, incomplete, damaged, inaccessible, corrupted or jumbled entries/text messages/SMS transmissions, or any technical failures regardless of cause; and, all such entries are void.

All text message sweepstakes entries must be received by October 31, 2020 by 11:59:59 p.m. (PT).  Sponsor’s clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes. Written entries must be postmarked by October 31, 2020 at 11:59:59 p.m. (PT). Limit, one entry, per person, per household, per channel of entry.

All entries become the property of Sponsor. Released Parties are not be responsible for late, lost, delayed, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or misdirected entries or text messages or any error, omission, interruption, dilution, defect or delay in operation or transmission on the Internet or any damage to a user’s computer or mobile handset. Sponsor will not acknowledge receipt of entries.  

  1. ELIGIBILITY. Open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 or older as of date of entry. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees, directors, officers and agents of Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies (including HP2 Promotions), and any alcoholic beverage industry producers, importers, wholesalers, distributors or licensed retailers, and members of the immediate families or households of any of the above are NOT eligible to participate. In order to enter the Sweepstakes or receive a prize, you must fully comply with these Official Rules, and by entering you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and terms, and the decisions of Sponsor and HP2 Promotions (the independent judging organization), whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects, and you certify that you are eligible to enter.
  2. PRIZE. ONE (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. The Grand Prize Winner will each receive two (2) coach round trip airline tickets closest to winner’s residence (as determined by Sponsor), three (3) nights standard hotel room accommodations (dates, hotel, and location to be determined by Sponsor), Two (2) tickets to the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards (Location and Date TBD) and Two (2) Tickets to other ACM events, if applicable. (the “Grand Prize” or the “prize”). DUE TO COVID-19, FINAL DATES AND LOCATION OF THE 2021 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS WILL BE DETERMINED AND FINALIZED BY ACM AT A LATER DATE. WINNER’S PRIZE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Winner must be 21 years or older. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). Alcoholic beverages are not part of the prize. No assignment, transfer, cash redemption, or substitution of the prize is permitted by the Grand Prize Winner. ONE (1) potential winner will be randomly selected on or about the following date (“Selection Date”): November 5, 2020 by HP2 Promotions, an independent organization, whose decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes or Sponsor. Odds of winning the Grand Prize will be determined by the total number of eligible Entries received. The awarding of the Grand Prize is subject to verification of the potential winner’s eligibility. The potential winner will be notified by text message, email or phone (specific method[s] of notification being of Sponsor’s sole choosing as well as depending upon the method used to enter the Sweepstakes) on or around the “Selection Date”, and will be required to furnish valid proof of age in a form prescribed by Sponsor, and sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, where permitted by law, a Publicity Release, within three (3) business days of notification. If potential winner cannot be reached, does not respond within three (3) business days, or does not complete the required Affidavits and Releases within three (3) business days, the Grand Prize will automatically be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsor’s sole discretion, time permitting. In the event of noncompliance with this requirement or if a potential winner cannot be contacted for any reason under the process described above, prize will be forfeited without compensation of any kind.
  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS: ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER OR ANY BEHAVIOR BY WINNER THAT WILL BRING SUCH WINNER OR SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES INTO DISREPUTE (IN SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES’ SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS A WINNER OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS A WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Sponsor is not responsible for: (a) lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable, incomplete, illegible or indecipherable entries due to, among other things, system errors or failures or otherwise, or faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, bugs and/or problems related to the online entry; (b) technical failures of any kind; (c) failures of any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (d) unauthorized human and/or mechanical intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (e) technical or human error that may occur or be encountered by entrants in the entry process, or by Sponsor in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries, including computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature; or (f) any injury or damage to persons or property (including death) which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from any entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. Sponsor may disqualify or prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or receiving any prize if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, Sponsor determines or suspects that such entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unsafe or unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs, or creating aliases to register more than once) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor’s representatives. In case of dispute as to identity of a text message, an entrant’s entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the cellular provider. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned a number by the cellular provider or as shown on the cellular provider’s records.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE UNRESTRICTED RIGHT, EXERCISABLE AT ANY TIME IN SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION, AND WITHOUT WAIVER OF OR LIMITATION ON ANY OF SPONSOR’S OTHER AVAILABLE LEGAL AND/OR EQUITABLE RIGHTS AND REMEDIES, TO SEEK CIVIL AND/OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM AND AGAINST ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: Federal and state income taxes may apply and are the sole responsibility of the prize winner(s), regardless of whether the prize is used in whole or in part. An IRS form 1099 may be issued in the name of the winner(s) for the actual value of the prize received. No assignment, transfer, cash redemption, or substitution of the prizes is permitted by the prize winner(s), but Sponsor reserves the right to offer a cash alternative for the prize or to substitute the prize or a component of the prize for one of comparable or greater value. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by any air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any prize-related services or accommodations. No refund or compensation will be paid to the Grand Prize Winner and/or his or her guest in the event of a cancellation or delay of the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards. Sponsor and ACM will not be liable if the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards, or any portion of it, is cancelled or delayed for any reason. The terms and conditions set forth on the official tickets to the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards shall govern if the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards is cancelled due to weather, an act of God, an act of terrorism, a civil disturbance, disease outbreak, or any other reason.  Sponsor and ACM are not responsible for, and will not replace lost, mutilated, or stolen 2021 Academy Country Music Awards tickets. NEITHER SPONSOR, ACM, NOR EACH OF ITS REPRESENTATIVES MAKE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE USE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (UNLESS SPONSOR ELECTS TO PROVIDE ANY PRIZE RECIPIENT WITH ANY EXPRESS WRITTEN WARRANTIES), AND TICKETS TO THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ARE AWARDED “AS IS.” FURTHER, NEITHER SPONSOR, ACM, NOR THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES ASSUME ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES, OMISSIONS, DELAYS OR ACTS OF ANY GOVERNMENT OR AUTHORITY.

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Sweepstakes prize using all non-suspect eligible entries, or in any manner that is fair and equitable. Entrant further agrees that Sponsor and ACM shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages, or injuries of any kind resulting from the Sweepstakes, any Sweepstakes-related activity, or use of the Grand Prize. By participating, all entrants release Sponsor, ACM, and each of their parents and subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, officers, directors, and agents, including advertising agencies, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all injury, loss, or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize. In addition, Entrant releases the Released Parties from any such liability and agree that these entities are in no manner responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the Sweepstakes and/or prize. Entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor and ACM harmless from and against any third-party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any, and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorney fees and court costs, arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties and representations set forth above. Entrant further understands and agrees that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that may be applicable with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived. Entrant acknowledges that Section 1542 provides that: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.” The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims.

CHOICE OF LAW: By entering, Entrant agrees that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of laws principles. By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrant consents to the sole jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in San Francisco, California.

PRIVACY POLICY: Entrant understands that he or she is providing their information to Sponsor. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant acknowledges that his or her first and last name and hometown may be announced online, including on Sponsor’s social media channels. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any, and all prizes constitutes consent by the winner to use of his/her name, voice, picture, likeness and biographical data for advertising and promotional purposes without any additional compensation. Each Entrant further hereby acknowledges and agrees that if he or she is chosen as a winner for any prize, certain of his or her identifying information may be disclosed to third parties (at least as required by law), including, without limitation, on an online page listing prize winner(s). Information collected from Entrant will be treated by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at https://fetzer.com/privacy-policy/, and with due regard to Entrant’s privacy. Entrants should be aware that Sponsor may be collecting non-public, personally-identifiable information about them in connection with the operation of the Sweepstakes. Entrants’ information will be hosted in the United States.

  1. NO AFFILIATION WITH ACM. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with The Academy of Country Music Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Academy of Country Music Awards, or any other named or depicted entities other than Sponsor. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor only, and NOT to the Academy of Country Music or the Academy of Country Music Awards.
  2. WINNER’S LIST. A list of Winner(s) will be available after November 23, 2020. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: ACMAWARDS, P.O. Box 40216, Phoenix, AZ 85067. All requests for the winner’s list must be postmarked by November 30, 2020. All requests for the Winner’s list must be received by November 30, 2020. Requests will be fulfilled after winner(s) are verified.
  3. SPONSOR. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Fetzer Vineyards, Hopland, Mendocino Co., CA. The information you provide in connection with this Sweepstakes is being provided to the Sponsor and HP2 Promotions, and not to ACM. Such information will be used for purposes of administering this Sweepstakes.

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