MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD TO ENTER
THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF OR ANY CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW, WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET.
ACCEPTANCE OF RULES.
By entering this Sweepstakes, you fully and unconditionally accept and agree to these Rules and to all decisions made by Administrator, which are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes.
ADMINISTRATOR AND SPONSOR.
This Sweepstakes is administered by Chive Media Group, LLC (“Administrator”). This Sweepstakes will be conducted under the supervision of Administrator.
ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER.
This Sweepstakes is only open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old as of the beginning of the applicable Sweepstakes Period (defined herein). By entering this Sweepstakes, you represent and you are at least 18 years of age. Employees of the Administrator and/or their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and employees of any advertising or promotion agencies or any other entity involved in the sponsorship, conducting, or development of this Sweepstakes, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or household members are not eligible to enter.
This Sweepstakes allows you to enter for a chance to win one (1) of fifty (50) BFM Gold Plated Coins.
HOW TO ENTER.
YOU MAY ONLY ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES ONE (1) TIME. THERE IS NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. You may enter using one of the following methods:
1. Current Chive Digital Subscribers: If you are currently a Chive Digital subscriber, you will be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes.
2. New Chive Digital Subscribers: To enter this Sweepstakes as a new Chive Digital subscriber, subscribe to Chive Digital during the Sweepstakes Period. All new Chive Digital subscribers during the Sweepstakes Period will be entered into the Sweepstakes.
3. Free Alternate Method of Entry: Alternatively, to enter this Sweepstakes using the Free Alternate Method of Entry, without subscribing to a Chive Digital subscription, you may enter the Contest using the entry form found here.
All information submitted during any method of entry must be complete and accurate, or your entry will be disqualified. You may only enter this Sweepstakes on behalf of yourself; you may not enter this Sweepstakes on behalf of any other person. The owner of the email address used to subscribe to the Chive Membership or entered at the point of the free method of entry will be deemed the entrant into Sweepstakes. You may be required to show proof of ownership of your account used to enter this Sweepstakes.
If you qualify for entry into the Sweepstakes, but wish to opt-out from entry and withdraw yourself from participation and the chance to be a Winner, please contact Administrator at email@example.com and Administrator will arrange to withdraw you from entry into the Sweepstakes.
TIMING OF ENTRIES.
This Sweepstakes is only open for entry during the following period (the “Sweepstakes Period”) (The Chive’s time-stamp record will serve as the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes period):
Sweepstakes begins at 12:00amCT on the first day of every month.
Sweepstakes ends at 11:59pmCT of the last day of every month.
Ownership Restrictions. You must be the sole owner of all right, title, and interest (including all copyrights and any other intellectual property rights therein) in and to all your entries.
Third-Party Materials and Likenesses. If your entry uses, features, incorporates, or has displays therein any materials, works, content, music, performances, compositions, or trademarks owned by a third party (“Third-Party Materials”), or the name, image, likeness, voice, identity, social media ID, statement, hometown, and biographical information (collectively “Likeness”) of any person, then you must have, from the respective owner, full clearance, consent, and permission to use, feature, incorporate, and/or display those Third Party Materials and/or Likenesses in your entry and in connection with your entry into this Sweepstakes. If you do not have such clearance, consent, or permission, do not submit any such entry.
At the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period, Administrator will select fifty (50) winners (each, a “Winner”) by random selection. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.
Each prize winner will win one (1) BFM Gold Plated Coin (the “Prize”), with an approximate retail value of $100.00.
Grand travel prize winner: One (1) winner will be chosen for the grand prize every month with an approximate retail value of $1,000.
The actual retail value of the Prize may be different from the stated approximate retail value, due to taxes, processing fees, market conditions, changes in values/rates of components; and if so, Winner will not be entitled to receive any difference in value.
Prize Restrictions. Prizes are non-transferable and has no cash redemption or substitution value, except that Administrator, in its discretion, reserves the right to change or replace the Prize at any time with one of greater or comparable value if any part of the Prize becomes unavailable for any reason. Administrator will not be responsible for or replace any lost or stolen Prizes. To be awarded and claim the Prize, the Winner must meet all eligibility requirements, comply with these rules, and be otherwise ready, willing, and able to claim the Prize. No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded.
ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS.” ADMINISTRATOR DOES NOT MAKE AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE PRIZE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Travel Prize Restrictions. THE TRAVEL PRIZE IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS:
Excluded Travel Expenses. ALL COSTS NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE TRAVEL PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TRAVEL PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MEALS AND BEVERAGES, ADDITIONAL FEES CHARGED BY AIRLINES OR HOTELS, GROUND TRANSPORTATION WITHIN AUSTIN, TEXAS, PERSONAL CHARGES, GRATUITIES AND TAXES.
Guest Restrictions. The Participants who earn the Travel Prize have the opportunity to bring a guest to participate in the Travel Prize. However, the guest has no right to the Travel Prize himself/herself; instead, the Travel Participants’ Prize includes the opportunity to bring a guest with him/her. The Travel Participants may choose to not bring a guest and, if so, the Travel Prize will apply only to the Travel Participants and the Travel Participants will not receive any additional prizes, substitutions, difference in value, or other consideration of any kind as a result of his/her decision not to bring a guest.
Air Transportation Limitation. If any Travel Participants or his/her guest will be traveling to the final destination from a location that is less than 200 miles from their residence, Administrator reserves the right to substitute air transportation with ground transportation for that individual, and that individual will not receive any additional prizes, substitutions, difference in value, or other consideration of any kind.
Changes. Administrator is not responsible for any cancellations, delays, or changes in dates, times, location, events, schedule, or any other changes with respect to the Travel Prize. If any part of the Travel Prize is canceled or changed, or if any Travel Participant or guest is unable to attend for any reason, the Travel Participant will not receive any additional prizes, substitutions, difference in value, or other consideration of any kind. It is Travel Participants’ sole responsibility to stay informed about the details of the Tournament and flight and travel itineraries, including any changes thereto or cancellations thereof. The Travel Prize is offered as an “all or nothing” Prize; no portion of the Travel Prize may be used independently of the entire Travel Prize.
Taxes and Forms.
All Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes associated with the value of the Prizes, and for any shipping and handling charges related to delivery of the Prize. As a condition of receiving any Prize, each Winner may be required to execute and return to Administrator a form W-9, Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release, and any other forms requested by Administrator, each in a form and substance acceptable to Administrator.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNER.
Administrator will contact potential Winners at the email address provided at entry, to notify the potential him/her that he/she is has been selected as a Winner and to arrange for claiming of the Prize.
ALL WINNERS MUST MEET ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS TO WIN THE PRIZE. WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY ADMINISTRATOR, IN ADMINISTRATOR’S SOLE DISCRETION, AND ALL ADMINISTRATOR’S DECISIONS WITH RESPECT THERETO ARE FINAL. NO ENTRANT WILL BE DECLARED A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL ADMINISTRATOR HAS VERIFIED THE THAT ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY.
CANCELLATION AND DISQUALIFICATION.
Administrator reserves the right to, in its discretion, cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Sweepstakes (or any part thereof) and/or to disqualify any entrant, Winner, or potential Winner in any of the following events (each “Disqualifying Event”):
- Administrator has reason to believe there exists any tampering, fraud, delay, unauthorized intervention, cheating, technical failures, fraudulent voting, or any other factor, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes;
- Any entrant fails to comply with these Rules or any applicable law, rule, or regulation;
- Any entrant annoys, abuses, threatens, or harasses any other entrant or Administrator;
- Administrator’s technical systems become otherwise impaired for any reason, in a manner that may affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes;
- Administrator is unable to verify the eligibility of a Winner or potential Winner, or Administrator determines a Winner or potential Winner to be ineligible;
- Any entrant fails to provide current and correct contact information for when entering;
- Any person attempts to exceed the limit of number of entries into the Sweepstakes by any method, including but not limited to, using multiple email addresses or accounts or robotic entries;
- A Winner is not ready, willing, or able to accept and claim the Prize, in accordance with these Rules, or Administrator is unable to deliver the Prize for any reason.
- Administrator is unable to deliver the Prize for any reason; or
- As may be required by any governmental agency with authority over sweepstakes regulation.
In the event of any Disqualifying Event, Administrator reserves the right, but will not be obligated to, award or dispose of the Prize, as deemed fair and appropriate by Administrator, in its sole business discretion, including without limitation, disqualifying all suspect entries and/or selecting new winner(s) from the remaining pool of non-winning entries, using the same winner selection method.
LICENSE TO ENTRIES.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
- You represent and warrant that:
- You are the exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest in and to all entries you submit;
- You have not assigned, transferred, or exclusively licensed any rights (including without limitation any copyrights or other intellectual property rights), in your entry or any portion thereof to any third-party, nor otherwise encumbered your entry or any rights therein.
- You have full right, permission, and consent, without the necessity of obtaining the consent of any third party, to grant to Administrator all rights, licenses, and consents under these Rules;
- With respect to any Third-Party Materials and/or Likenesses used, featured, incorporated, or displayed in your entry, you have obtained full clearance, consent, and permission to use, feature, incorporate, and/or display those Third-Party Materials and/or Likenesses in your entry, submit them with your entry into this Sweepstakes, and grant Administrator all rights granted by these Rules; and
- Your entry does not and will not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party.
THIRD PARTY TERMS.
If entry into this Sweepstakes requires you to make use of any third-party products or services, including without limitation, third-party, apps, websites, social media platforms, or email service (collectively, “Third-Party Services”), then by entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to abide by the rules, policies, terms, and conditions governing the use of each of those Third-Party Services.
BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU FOREVER RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS ADMINISTRATOR, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES, AND EACH OF ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASEES”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, JUDGMENTS, DAMAGES, LOSS, ACTIONS OR CAUSE OF ACTION, AND COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES) (COLLECTIVELY, “CLAIMS”), KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, THAT YOU MAY NOW OR LATER HAVE, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR ENTRY INTO, INABILITY TO ENTER INTO, OR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. YOUR FOREGOING WAIVER AND RELEASE INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO: (A) THE NEGLIGENCE OF ANY RELEASEE OR ANY THIRD PARTY; (B) PHYSICAL AND/OR MENTAL INJURY, HARM, DAMAGES, DISABILITY, ILLNESS, DEATH, AND/OR OTHER OR LOSS TO YOU OR YOUR PROPERTY; (C) LOST, LATE, MISDIRECTED, DAMAGED, STOLEN, ALTERED, GARBLED, FRAUDULENT, INCORRECT, INCOMPLETE, OR DELAYED ENTRIES; (D) RECEIPT, USE, OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE; (E) ERRORS OR MALFUNCTIONS OF ANY EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER, ONLINE SYSTEMS, SERVERS, PROVIDERS, OR COMPUTER HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE FAILURES; (F) THIRD-PARTY INTERVENTION INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES OR OTHER TECHNICAL OR HUMAN ERRORS OR MALFUNCTIONS OF ANY KIND; (G) USE OF THE WEBSITE ON WHICH THE SWEEPSTAKES IS CONDUCTED; (H) THE CANCELLATION, SUSPENSION, OR MODIFICATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR THE DISQUALIFICATION OF ANY ENTRANT OR WINNER; AND (I) BREACH OF CONTRACT; AND/OR (I) INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS; DEFAMATION, FALSE LIGHT, COMMON LAW OR STATUTORY MISAPPROPRIATION, INVASION OR OTHER VIOLATIONS OF ANY ACTUAL OR PURPORTED RIGHT OF PRIVACY AND/OR PUBLICITY.
RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA OR STATES WITH SIMILAR LAW: IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF CALIFORNIA, OR OF A STATE WITH A LAW SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR TO SECTION 1542 OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE, THEN YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS AND BENEFITS AFFORDED BY CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 OR YOUR STATE’S SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR LAW, AND YOU DO SO UNDERSTANDING AND ACKNOWLEDGING THE SIGNIFICANT OF SUCH SPECIFIC WAIVER THEREOF. SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA STATES AS FOLLOWS:
A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.
THUS, NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 1542 OR YOUR STATE’S SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR LAW, AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING A FULL AND COMPLETE RELEASE AND DISCHARGE OF RELEASEES, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE RELEASE GRANTED BY YOU BY THESE RULES IS INTENDED TO INCLUDE IN ITS EFFECT, WITHOUT LIMITATION AND WITH RESPECT TO THE ENTIRETY OF THE RELEASE HEREIN, ALL CLAIMS NOT KNOWN OR SUSPECTED BY YOU AND ALL FACTS IN ADDITION TO OR DIFFERENT FROM THOSE WHICH YOU CURRENTLY KNOW OR BELIEVE TO BE TRUE, AND THAT THIS RELEASE CONTEMPLATES THE EXTINGUISHMENT OF ANY SUCH CLAIMS WHICH YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST ANY RELEASEES. ALL PROVISIONS OF THESE RULES APPLICABLE TO SECTION 1542 WILL APPLY WITH FULL FORCE AND EFFECT TO YOUR STATE’S SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR PROVISION
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
THE RELEASEES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST DATA, LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, LOST BUSINESS, ANTICIPATED PROFITS, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE RELEASEES WERE OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF OR ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
By entering this Sweepstakes, you indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Administrator from and against any all third-party Claims related to your: (a) breach or violation of these Rules or of any representation, warranty, or provision contained herein or otherwise made in connection with the Sweepstakes; (b) causing physical and/or mental injury, harm, damage, disability, illness, death, loss, or damage to any third party; (c) violation of or infringement upon the rights of any third party; or (d) violation of any applicable law, rule, or regulation.
This Sweepstakes and these Rules will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any disputes arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes, these Rules (including their construction, validity, and enforceability), the Prize, and/or any rights or obligations hereunder will be adjudicated, individually (not by any class or representative action), exclusively in the State or Federal Courts located in Austin, Texas.
This Sweepstakes is for entertainment purposes only and may not be used as or in connection with any form of gambling.
NO THIRD-PARTY ENDORSEMENT.
This Sweepstakes is not associated with or administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, any Third-Party Services, or any third party other than the Sweepstakes Entities.
RULES; WINNER LIST; QUESTIONS.
To receive a copy of these Rules, within 15 days after the end of the Sweepstakes Period, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Chive Media Group, LLC, attn. Sweepstakes Rules, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 160, Austin, TX 78701. The winner list will be mailed approximately 15 days after receipt of requests therefore. For any questions about this Sweepstakes, contact the Administrator at the preceding address.