No Puffers Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. THE FOLLOWING SWEEPSTAKES IS VALID ONLY IN PENNSYLVANIA AND IS OPEN ONLY TO QUALIFIED PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN THE OFFICIAL RULES BELOW).  VOID ELSEWHERE AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED.  DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT FALL WITHIN THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AS SET FORTH BELOW.

 

SWEEPSTAKES NAME:  No Puffers Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”).

 

SWEEPSTAKES DATES: Sweepstakes registration and photo submission period begins at 12:00:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on October 17, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 pm (ET) on August 3, 2019 (the “Registration and Photo Submission Period”).  Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void outside of PA and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

 

ELIGIBILITY – WHO MAY ENTER:  Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of Pennsylvania only who are age 18 or older as of date of entry, and have a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued photo I.D. (the “Entrant”), except the following classes of persons who are not eligible to enter, participate or win:

  1. Employees, officers, grantees, and directors of Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority (“Sponsor”), Million Dollar Media, LLC (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), Martin Owens Group, LLC, each of their respective franchisees, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this promotion (collectively “Released Parties”) and the members of the immediate families or households of any of the above, whether or not related. “Immediate family members” includes, for purposes of this promotion, parents (including in-laws), grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including step-children), grand children (including step grandchildren) and each of their respective spouses.
  2. Individuals who do not have current access to an internet connection in order to enter and upload a photograph submission of Entrant’s own creation (“Photo Entry” or “Entry”) for the Sweepstakes

 

How to Enter – Three Ways:  Sponsor will place #NoPuffers wrapped vehicles in and around the Philadelphia metro area during the Registration Period. Take a photo of a designated #NoPuffers wrapped vehicle and upload or post your photo to enter the Sweepstakes during the Registration and Photo Submission Period in any of the following three ways:

  1. Direct Photo Upload – Online Entry:  Visit www.NoPuffers.com during the Registration and Photo Submission Period and connect to the Sweepstakes registration and photo upload/submission page.  Follow the online instructions to upload your selected photo on the sweepstakes site and complete the online registration form with all required information including your name, valid email address, phone number and confirmation that you are 18 or older and reside in PA. After having read and agreed to these Official Rules, click the submit button to submit your online Photo Entry.  Maximum photo file size may not exceed 5MB.  All direct upload Photo Entries must be uploaded and registration must be fully completed and submitted by 11:59:59 pm (ET) on August 3, 2019 to be eligible.
  2. Twitter Photo Post:  Submit you Photo Entry via your own Twitter account, including a tweet of 280 characters or less from your mobile device or your computer using the hashtag #NoPuffers.  If you wish to enter via Twitter and do not have a Twitter account, you may create one by visiting www.twitter.com. Twitter accounts are free and Twitter’s Terms of Use apply. For details, visit http://twitter.com/tos. You must be an active holder of a nonprivate Twitter account to be eligible to enter this Sweepstakes via Twitter (i.e., you must make sure your tweets are set to “public” and not “private”). Submitted photos/tweets will appear on Twitter under the hashtag #NoPuffers. If you enter using a mobile device on a wireless service provider’s network (as opposed to a Wi-Fi network), your carrier’s text and data rates will apply. You should consult your wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. You agree to incur any and all charges demanded by your wireless carrier. All Twitter Photo Entries must be posted 11:59:59 pm (ET) on August 3, 2019 to be eligible.
  3. Facebook Upload: Submit your Photo Entry via your own Facebook account to www.facebook.com/watchyourcarPA  during the Registration and Photo Submission Period. All Facebook Photo Entries must be posted 11:59:59 pm (ET) on August 3, 2019 to be eligible.

 

All Photo Entries must be submitted by 11:59:59 pm (ET) on August 3, 2019 to be eligible.  Maximum of one Entry per person per day, regardless of method of entry.  Each entry requires a unique photo, taken on a unique day that has not previously been entered in the Sweepstakes. Each participant must submit an Entry on his/her own behalf.  Any Entry submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s name, email address, Twitter or Facebook account or photo or providing any false email addresses or information, will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize.  Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries allowed by using same, multiple/different emails, identities or any other methods, void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. No mechanically produced or automated entries are permitted.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void.  False and/or deceptive entries or acts, including misrepresentation of age, shall render such entries ineligible. 

 

IMPORTANT: Pennsylvania law prohibits any driver from using cellular device to send, read or write a text-based communication while his or her vehicle is in motion. Please do not enter this Sweepstakes while operating a moving vehicle.

 

All Photo Entries in the Sweepstakes become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Each Entrant agrees that their submitted Photo Entry may be viewed by the public. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and remove any Photo Entry at any time that is not in compliance with these Official Rules. All Photo Entries must conform to the photo submission requirements as outlined above and below or it may be disqualified and not considered for the Sweepstakes.

 

Any other individuals included in the Photo Entry must provide Entrant with express consent and permission for their images to be included and submitted in the Sweepstakes and such Entrant is solely responsible for obtaining all authorizations or approvals. The individual who submitted the Photo Entry shall be designated as the official Entrant participating in the Sweepstakes, regardless of any other individuals included in the Photo Entry, and shall be the only individual eligible for any resulting prize award (see below). Any Photo Entry completed and submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s name, email address, Twitter or Facebook account or use of any unauthorized Photo Entry will be disqualified.

 

All Entries must include all required information. Any Entry or Photo Entry with incorrect, incomplete or illegible information, an invalid email address or other inaccurate information will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or damaged entries, or for entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these Official Rules, or for any entry not submitted or received due to any technical error or failure, human error, unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any required information, failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions, or defects of any phone or cellular phone provider, network computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, or software, including any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes; or the failure to capture any such information or effects of hackers or failure of any electronic equipment, computer, phone line or cellular transmissions and/or network connections; all of which will be disqualified.

 

In the event of a dispute as to any Entry, registration or Photo Entry, the authorized account holder of the email address or Twitter or Facebook account used to register or submit the photo, and associated with the entry will be deemed to be the registrant and s/he must be eligible according to these Official Rules. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address, or the assigned Twitter or Facebook account holder of the account name used to post the photo.  Proof of being the authorized account holder may be required.

 

By participating and submitting an entry, Entrant agrees that Sponsor and participating parties are authorized to contact Entrant via email, mail, phone, Twitter or Facebook message or any other form of media to make Entrant aware of information pertinent to the Sweepstakes, and to distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s) featured products, special events or promotional offers. Entrants may opt-out of any further email communication at any time by simply replying REMOVE to any email message, or following the provided opt-out instructions.  Any available opt-in opportunities are not required to enter the Sweepstakes, and checking the opt-in boxes will not improve your chances of winning.

 

By registering and submitting an entry and photo, you affirm that you have read and accepted these Official Rules.  The laws of the United States apply to and govern this Sweepstakes and any claims must be raised and resolved in the United States.  Any information collected by registering and entering the Sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with these Official Rules and with Administrator’s Privacy Policy. By entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that s/he may be contacted, recorded and/or broadcasted by Sponsor, and that his/her Photo Submission may be used, promoted, released, broadcasted or published by Sponsor in any manner related to the promotion or advertising of the Sweepstakes.  Collection and use of information collected in connection with the Sweepstakes will be in accordance with Sweepstakes Administrator’s Privacy Policy as posted at www.nopuffers.com/securitypolicy

 

General Photo Submission Requirements:

  • Each photo must be submitted in a file format accepted by the Sweepstakes website (JPG, PNG or GIF file), and may not exceed a file size of 5MB, or in a format as accepted by Twitter or Facebook;
  • Must be the Entrant’s own original creation; and
  • Any photo that is not properly submitted or received for any reason, including any technical difficulties, upload failures; failures to save or properly store the photo; busy signals, efforts of hackers; or any lost or disconnected internet connections, will be disqualified.

 

Additional Photo Submission Requirements:  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any Photo Entry for any reason that it considers to not be appropriate for the Sweepstakes.  Photo restrictions include, but are not limited to, the following requirements:

 

  • not be, or ever have been, submitted in any competition, sweepstakes, or contest of any kind;
  • not use any name, likeness, photograph, or any other identifying element, in whole or in part, of any person, living or dead, without permission;
  • not be subject to any third party agreement or require payment or incurrence of any sums to obtain further permissions of any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the idea or rights therein or portions, or modified versions or derivative works thereof;
  • except as relates to the sponsoring brands or approved partners, not include trademarks, logos, or copyrighted material not owned by Entrant or material that is used without permission (including but not limited to company names, photographs, works of art, or images published on any media) or that otherwise infringes or violates the rights of any third party (including but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, logos, contract and licensing rights, rights of publicity or privacy, moral rights (i.e., “droit morale”), or any other intellectual property rights);
  • not feature, refer to, or mention any companies or brands in competition with Sponsor;
  • not include any unauthorized photos or plagiarism of any kind;
  • not contain nudity, inappropriate, indecent, sexually explicit, pornographic, or obscene content or images (which shall be determined by Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion);
  • not contain any political or politically themed or motivated messages, statements, or images;
  • not defame, slander, libel, misrepresent, or contain disparaging remarks or any other content that could adversely affect the name, reputation, or goodwill of Sponsor or any other individuals and/or entities affiliated or associated with Sponsor, the Sweepstakes, or any prizes, the determination of which shall remain in the sole discretion of Sponsor;
  • not depict or include images that may be considered unlawful, harmful, threatening, violent, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, religiously, ethnically or otherwise objectionable in any manner as solely determined by Sponsor.

 

Representation and Release of Rights to Photo Submissions:  By submitting any photo, each Entrant represents that s/he (a) has sole and exclusive ownership and proprietary rights of all photo images submitted; (b) has full permission of all parties within photo to publish and release their images and actions shown within the photo; and (c) agrees that each photo becomes the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor, and Sponsor may publish, display, promote, or utilize photo in any manner of its choosing in relation to the promotion or advertising of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor.  Entry into the Sweepstakes and upload of any photo, constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use that Entrant’s photo, name, city and state of residence and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.  Photo submissions will not be acknowledged or returned by Sponsor.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to request from any Entrant at any time proof, in a form acceptable to Sponsor, of any permission required or possibly required to use such Entrant’s Photo Entry.  Failure to provide such proof, if requested, may disqualify such Photo Entry from the Sweepstakes.

 

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and all of his or her entries) who tampers or attempts to tamper with or abuse the entry process or the Sweepstakes website in any way or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion.  Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the authorized account holder shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

Winner Selection & Notification:

 

First Prize (the “First Prize”) – maximum 12 total First Prize winners: On or about the last day of each month during the Registration Period, a random drawing shall be held from among all eligible entrants who submitted a valid entry in the Sweepstakes as of the time of drawing to select a total of one (1) potential First Prize winner (see First Prize description below). Each potential First Prize winner will be notified initially via phone and/or email, or via post to the Entrant’s Twitter or Facebook account submitted by that entrant during the registration process. If the Administrator is unsuccessful in its attempt to reach and speak directly with a potential First Prize winner within 48-hour hours of the initial notification attempt, then that entrant may be disqualified and an alternate potential First Prize winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible Entrants, and notified as per the procedures outlined above (time permitting). Note: phone messages will not be left during the First Prize winner notification process.

 

Each selected potential First Prize winner must confirm their eligibility and indicate their willingness to accept the First Prize (see below). If any selected potential First Prize winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, or elects to decline the prize, s/he will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate First Prize winner will be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above. Any disqualified entrant will not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation. Decisions of the Administrator in the selection and determination of First Prize winners and all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding.

 

 

Prize Awards:

 

First Prize: The First Prize is (1) $50.00 American Express® gift card, subject to terms and conditions of American Express® gift card policies. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award multiple gift cards in varying denominations to satisfy the total amount to be awarded. Winner(s) must accept delivery of prize from Sponsor, or as otherwise instructed by Sponsor. All other costs related to prize delivery and acceptance are the responsibility of winner including but not limited to taxes. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded. Prizes are non-transferable and no prize substitution allowed, except at sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize becomes unavailable. A maximum of twelve (12) First Prizes will be awarded.

 

Maximum value of all available prize awards: $600.00.  All other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance, redemption and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the accepting office, company or business, including but not limited to all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes).  All income, federal, state and local taxes are the winning office, company or business’s sole responsibility.  All prizes are awarded “as is” without warranty, express or implied.

 

All of the following will apply to each confirmed winner: 1) Entrant will be required to complete and return, within 5-days of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form, and provide a W-9 (if prize value exceeds $600), and an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability/publicity release completed by the Entrant (where permitted); 2) Entrant who submitted a selected winning entry may be required to present a copy of a valid driver’s license as a condition of participating or receiving any prize; 3) Winning Entrant may be issued an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the actual value of all prizes won, if prize award value exceeds $600; and 4) Winning entrant will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) on prize award.  Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.  If forfeited for any reason, Entrant will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as provided herein.

 

All prizes requiring delivery (“Shipped Prize(s)”) will be shipped to each Entrant who is a confirmed winner at the address listed from their on-line registration.  All Shipped Prizes will be delivered by U.S. Postal Service or common carrier of Administrators choosing, and Shipped Prizes will be deemed delivered to the winner once a Shipped Prize is delivered by Administrator to the U.S. Postal Service or other common carrier of Administrator’s choosing.  Sponsor and Administrator will not be responsible or liable for a late, delayed, lost, stolen, undeliverable or damaged Shipped Prizes once delivered to the U.S. Postal Service or other common carrier, for any loss or damages relating to delivery, use, or misuse of a Shipped Prize, or for any Entrant who incorrectly entered their actual address during the registration process.  Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery of Shipped Prizes.

 

Additional Rules & Restrictions:  By participating, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. In the event an Entrant wins a prize, and is later found to be in violation of these rules, he/she will be required to forfeit the prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of the prize if such violation is discovered after Winner has used the prize. Participation in Sweepstakes constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use Entrants’ and Entrants‘ company names, cities and states of residence and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide on perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.  False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render Entrants ineligible for any prize.

 

By participating, Entrants agree to hold all Released Parties harmless from any claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or consequential, for injury (including but not limited to death), damages, losses or expenses arising out of or relating to Entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes, or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities (including but not limited to travel or activity related thereto), and to assume all liability therefor.

 

Released Parties shall not be liable to Winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond Released Parties’ sole control.

 

Participants are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment, mobile phone equipment, Internet access and cellular networks. Sponsor disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue an entry due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Sponsor’s control, or otherwise. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for entries not received due to technical difficulties or transmission errors. The Sponsor disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. Released Parties are not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online Entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, and any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors of any kind, whether computer, technical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or advertising of this Sweepstakes, administration or execution of the Sweepstakes, the cancellation of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries or in the announcement of the prizes or prize winners.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes website.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes for reasons including, but not limited to fraud, misconduct, regulatory, or technical failures destroy or threaten the integrity of this portion of the Sweepstakes, in the opinion of the Sponsor/Administrator, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of early termination of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to determine prize winners from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the time/date of such termination.

 

In addition, by submitting any Photo Entry, each Entrant transfers any and all of his/her right, title and interest in and to such Photo Entry, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademark rights, “moral rights” and any and all other proprietary rights that may exist, throughout the world, to Sponsor and expressly waives any rights s/he may have in such submission and/or Photo Entry.  Each Entrant agrees Sponsor is the exclusive owner of all rights in and to such Photo Entry and/or submission, and will have the worldwide, perpetual right to copy, display, reproduce, exhibit, edit, modify, assign, license, register for copyright or trademark, distribute, sell or otherwise use and exploit the Photo Submission and all elements and/or derivative works thereof, in whole or in part, alone or with other materials, in any media now known or hereafter created or devised, for any reason whatsoever, without compensation to Entrant.

 

IN CASE OF DISPUTES:  By participating, each Entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of New Jersey; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, and in no event will Entrant be entitled to received attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (3) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, 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 Entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of New Jersey or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New Jersey.

 

Odds:  Odds of Entrant’s submission being selected as a prize winning entry are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received from all entry methods combined.

 

Official Rules & Winners List:  For a copy of these Official Rules, or name of prize winner/winning office, company or business, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by October 3, 2019 to: No Puffers Sweepstakes, c/o Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.  PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, official rules or winners list.

Sponsor:  This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority.

Sweepstakes Administrator:  The Sweepstakes is administered by Million Dollar Media, LLC, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.

 

This Sweepstakes is not affiliated with or sponsored, sanctioned, or endorsed by or in any way in association with Twitter, Facebook or American Express.  Twitter, Facebook and American Express have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize(s) awarded in connection therewith.