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The “Givin’ It To You Straight” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding residents of Massachusetts and Michigan) who are tobacco consumers, age 21 or older at time of entry. Employees of American Snuff Company, LLC (the “Sponsor”) and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate families and persons living in the same households are not eligible to enter or win. Sweepstakes governed by U.S. law. Void in Massachusetts, Michigan, Puerto Rico, other U.S. territories and possessions, and where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 13, 2011 and ends at 11:59 pm (ET) on August 14, 2011 (“Sweepstakes Entry Period”).
Sweepstakes Entry Period consists of nine (9) weekly entry periods. The weekly entry periods are defined as follows:
|Week #||Begins at 12:01am ET||Ends at 11:59pm ET|
|Week 1||June 13, 2011||June 19, 2011|
|Week 2||June 20, 2011||June 26, 2011|
|Week 3||June 27, 2011||July 3, 2011|
|Week 4||July 4, 2011||July 10, 2011|
|Week 5||July 11, 2011||July 17, 2011|
|Week 6||July 18, 2011||July 24, 2011|
|Week 7||July 25, 2011||July 31, 2011|
|Week 8||August 1, 2011||August 7, 2011|
|Week 9||August 8, 2011||August 14, 2011|
Each eligible entry will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. Entries received during a given weekly entry period will not qualify for subsequent weekly prizes. If no eligible entry is received for a given weekly entry period, the entries from the next weekly entry period will be used to award the previous weekly entry period’s prize. This process will be repeated until all weekly prizes are awarded. If there is no eligible entry is received for the final weekly entry period, then that weekly prize will be awarded from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive $100,000 (value: $100,000.00).
Nine (9) Weekly Prizes: Each winner will receive $1,000 (value: $1,000.00).
All prizes will be awarded in the form of a check and in US dollars. Maximum value of all prizes: $109,000.00. Prizes are not transferable or assignable. Limit one prize per household. All taxes and any other incidental expenses on prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner. Each winner will be required as a condition of receiving the prize to provide the Sponsor or its agent with the winner’s social security number so that an IRS Form 1099 can be filed in the name of the winner for the value of the prize.
Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received, estimated at 1:150,000 for the Grand Prize and 1:16,700 for a Weekly Prize.
A random drawing to select all weekly entry period winners and Grand Prize winner will be conducted on or about August 18, 2011. Random drawings will be conducted under the supervision of an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding. Winners will be notified by mail and/or email. Winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and a Publicity Release (“Affidavit”), except where prohibited by law, within 10 days of date specified on prize notification, or an alternate winner will be selected. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or if an Affidavit or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules or has failed to return any required documents, it will result in disqualification, and the corresponding prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements; (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes; and (iii) release the Sponsor and its affiliated companies, the independent judging organization and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their acceptance, use and/or misuse of a prize, and participation in the Sweepstakes. Entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission (except where prohibited by law) for Sponsor to use each winner’s name, prize won, city and state of residence, photograph and likeness for purposes of advertising and publicity (including website posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.
The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) 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; or (ii) any injury or damage to entrantâ€™s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted, (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the sweepstakes), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.
Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes.
To obtain a winners’ list: send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by September 30, 2011 to: Givin’ It To You Straight Sweepstakes Winners, P.O. Box 3737, Memphis, TN 38173. Winners’ list will not be available until 30 days or more after the drawing date.
American Snuff Company, LLC, 813 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120.