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Sweepstakes Period: The Drive A Firestone Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") begins 12:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (“CST”) on June 28, 2013 and ends 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31, 2013 (the "Sweepstakes Period"). The Entry Period for First Prize #1 commences at 12:00 a.m. CST on June 28, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on September 10, 2013 (the "First Prize #1 Period"). The Entry Period for First Prize #2 commences at 12:00 a.m. CST on June 28, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on November 10, 2013 (the First Prize #2 Period"). The Entry Period for all other prizes runs throughout the Sweepstakes Period. The Sponsor’s clock is the official “timekeeper” of this Sweepstakes.
Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 21 years of age or older as of date of entry and who are commercial truck owner/operators, fleet personnel and drivers who have a valid U.S. commercial driver’s license (CDL-Class 8) in good standing issued in their state of residence and either own or operate a Class 7 or Class 8 truck. Members of the general public and employees of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, (the "Sponsor") and their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies and advertising and promotion agencies, including Don Jagoda Associates, Inc. (the "Administrator"), event officials and event ticket suppliers, and their respective subsidiary or affiliated companies, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC, Brickyard Trademarks, Inc. , and each of their respective shareholders, employees, parents, directors, officers, affiliates, representatives, agents, successors, and assigns and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participate in trade promotions. If you are participating in violation of your employer’s policies, you may be disqualified from entering or receiving prizes. Sponsor disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between an employee and their employer related to this matter.
How to Enter: During the Sweepstakes Period, you may enter by visiting www.firestonetrucktires.com (the "Website") online and completing the on-screen registration form as instructed. You can also access the mobile version of the Website by scanning applicable QR code with a compatible mobile device. Charges may apply under your data plan. Check with your mobile provider before entering via this method. You must complete all required entry information as specified on the Website. Following successful submission of the requested information, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per person. More than the specified number of entries from any person or e-mail address will void all entries in excess of the entry limit from that person or e-mail address. Use of computer programs and other automatic means to participate is prohibited. Entries generated by script or bot or both are not eligible. The use of script, macro or automated devices (or any other devices intended to automate or subvert any aspect of participation) to enter is prohibited. If Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines that an entrant has used an automated or similar device to enter or is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules, all entries from that entrant and e-mail address will be void. To be entered for First Prize #1, you must enter during the First Prize #1 Period. To be entered for First Prize #2, you must enter during the First Prize #2 Period. All eligible entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31, 2013, to be eligible for all other prize drawings (excluding the Grand Prize, as described below). Entries received for one drawing will be eligible for all subsequent drawings.
Random Drawings: The First Prize #1 winners will be selected in a separate random drawing to be held on or about September 19, 2013 at approximately 12:00 p.m. CST from among all eligible entries received during the First Prize #1 Period. The First Prize #2 winners will be selected in a separate random drawing on or about November 19, 2013 at approximately 12:00 p.m. CST from among all eligible entries received during the First Prize #2 Period. The Finalists and Second, Third and Fourth Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about January 14, 2014 at approximately 12:00 p.m. CST from among all eligible entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Period. All drawings will be conducted by the Administrator of the Sweepstakes, an independent judging organization whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
Grand Prize Event: All five (5) Finalists will be invited to attend the Grand Prize event at the Mid-America Trucking Show, to be held March 27, 2014 - March 29, 2014 in Louisville, KY where each Finalist (in attendance) will receive a randomly selected key and an opportunity to start the Tractor (the "Finalist Prize"). If a Finalist’s key starts the Tractor, as determined by the Sponsor representative administering the Grand Prize Event in their sole discretion, he/she wins the Grand Prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the Official Rules). A Finalist must be present to win, but if, for any reason, a Finalist is unable to participate in the Grand Prize event, the Finalist may designate in writing a representative (his/her guest only) to attempt to start the Tractor in his/her place. A designee must be 21 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license, approved by Sponsor in its sole discretion and sign a Liability Release prior to participating. Such release will expressly state that, should the designee’s key start the Tractor, the Finalist will win the Grand Prize and the designee shall have no rights to the Grand Prize. If Finalist violates the instructions of Sponsor’s representative in conjunction with the Grand Prize Event or otherwise acts in an inappropriate manner, such Finalist may be disqualified and will forfeit the opportunity to win the Grand Prize. The odds of a Finalist receiving the key that starts the Tractor are 1 in 5. In the event there are no keys that start the Tractor or there are more keys that start the Tractor than just one, Sponsor will award the Grand Prize to a Finalist selected via a random drawing from all Finalists present at the Grand Prize Event. IN NO EVENT WILL MORE THAN ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE BE AWARDED.
Prizes & Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”) and Approximate Odds of Winning:
Grand Prize (1): A Firestone themed Class 8 Tractor (prize is awarded “as is” as it is being used in a Firestone Truck Tour prior to prize award) and up to a five (5) year supply of Firestone Tires, awarded as a voucher. Prize also includes $30,000 cash, awarded as a check, which may be used by Grand Prize winner to help defray tax liability (or otherwise). The total ARV of Grand Prize: $200,000. The odds of a Finalist winning the Grand Prize are 1 in 5.
Finalist Prize (5): A trip for the winner and one (1) guest to Louisville, KY to attend the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show, to be held March 27, 2014 - March 29, 2014 and a chance to win the Grand Prize, as described above. Trip will include round-trip coach air transportation for winner and guest from the major airport nearest the winner’s residence to Louisville, KY, two (2)-nights double occupancy hotel accommodations, round trip ground transfers between airport/hotel in Louisville, KY and hotel/event, and two (2) tickets to the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show. Also, a trip to the 2014 Indianapolis 500® Mile Race ("Indy 500") for winner and one (1) guest (who need not be the same person who accompanied Finalist to the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show). Trip will include round-trip coach air transportation for winner and guest from major airport nearest winner’s home, three (3)-nights double occupancy hotel accommodations, two (2) tickets to the 2014 Indy 500 automobile race and round trip ground transfers between airport/hotel. ARV: $10,000. The odds of winning a Finalist Prize are dependent on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
First Prize #1 (2): A trip to a Baseball Championship Game for the winner and one (1) guest. Trip will include round-trip coach air transportation for winner and guest from major airport nearest winner’s home, two (2)-nights double occupancy hotel accommodations, two (2) game tickets for one (1) game (selected by Sponsor, in their sole discretion) and $500 cash, awarded as a check. ARV: $5,500 each. The odds of winning First Prize #1 are dependent on the number of eligible entries received during the First Prize #1 Period.
First Prize #2 (2): A trip to a College Football Bowl Game for the winner and one (1) guest. Trip will include round-trip coach air transportation for winner and guest from major airport nearest winner’s home, two (2)-nights double occupancy hotel accommodations, two (2) tickets to a major College Football Bowl Game (game selected by Sponsor, in their sole discretion) and $500 cash, awarded as a check. ARV: $3,800 each. The odds of winning First Prize #2 are dependent on the number of eligible entries received during the First Prize #2 Period.
Second Prize (5): A $500 Sponsor-specified gift card (gift card is subject to separate terms and conditions and an expiration date may apply). ARV: $500.00 each. Odds of winning a Second Prize are dependent on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
Third Prize (5): A Firestone Leather Jacket. ARV: $150 each. Odds of winning a Third Prize are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
Fourth Prize (10): A Firestone Polo Shirt. ARV: $35 each. Odds of winning a Fourth Prize are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
Total ARV of all prizes: $232,200. Residence shall be based on where the prize winner normally resides at time of entry, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor (with the sole exception of Firestone Tires element of Grand Prize). Winners are solely responsible for applicable federal, state and local taxes (if any) and all other costs and expenses associated with their prize not specified herein as being awarded. No transfer, resale, substitution or cash equivalent permitted by winners (except for vouchers/gift cards and only where required by law). Sponsor reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value for any reason should all or any part of a prize become unavailable for any reason. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its agencies to use winners’ names, comments and/or likenesses and photos for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law; and, winners agree to confirm such permission in writing at Sponsor’s request without compensation. Prizes will be awarded provided there are sufficient eligible entries received for each drawing.
The Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for all applicable taxes, insurance, licensing, registration, title fees and pick-up costs for the Tractor. Winner will be required to show proof of insurance and a valid CDL driver’s license valid for operation of a Class 8 Tractor prior to taking possession. Tractor pick up will be as directed by Sponsor or prize may be forfeited. Tractor is awarded as-is and any additional Tractor options that are not already included and installed on Tractor are the sole expense of winner. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a voucher valid for a free set of two (2) Firestone steer tires and eight (8) Firestone drive tires for the Tractor each year for up to five (5) years or upon transfer of Tractor title, whichever occurs first. The Firestone Tires voucher is non-transferable and no resale is permitted. Voucher valid for specific Firestone tire products at manufacturer’s sole discretion. Additional terms and conditions of tire voucher may apply and will be furnished at time of prize award.
Each First Prize winner and Finalist Prize winner and his/her respective guests must travel on same itinerary and must possess valid travel documents (i.e., valid photo ID, passport, etc.) in order to travel. Failure to obtain required travel documents (for the winner and his/her guest[s]) by a winner in the time required to travel on the specified travel date may result in forfeiture of prize (and, for Finalist Prize winner, forfeiture of chance to win the Grand Prize) and alternate selection of potential winner, time permitting. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed. Sponsor will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation of the Sweepstakes or the awarding and use of any prize. All other expenses and costs, not expressly listed, including, but not limited to, taxes, insurance, telephone charges, room service and laundry services, personal expenses, gratuities, entertainment, transfers, incidental charges, or any other items not specifically described in these Official Rules, any transportation not mentioned within such prize description and all expenses for any of the foregoing are the sole responsibility of the winner. Actual retail value of First Prize/Finalist Prize trips may vary due to winner’s residence and time of travel; if actual value is less than indicated approximate retail value, winner will not receive the difference in cash.
Game/Event dates and times determined in the sole discretion of the event providers, as applicable, and are subject to change. Trips must be taken/used on dates and at times determined by Sponsor (which is subject to change) in its sole discretion or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner, if time permits. Certain restrictions may apply. Seat locations are at sole discretion of Sponsor. In the event that any of the associated events that may be available to the winners do not take place as scheduled or are cancelled for any reason, that portion of the prize may not be awarded and no additional substitution or compensation will be provided. In the event the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show is cancelled, the Grand Prize Event to award the Grand Prize may be rescheduled and held at an alternate location at Sponsor’s sole discretion and alternate travel accommodations will be provided to the Finalists so that they may participate. In the event the Grand Prize Event is cancelled altogether, the Grand Prize will be awarded in a random drawing from among all Finalists. Winners and guests must possess valid travel documents (i.e., valid photo ID); for First Prize #1 winner, additional travel documents may be required if baseball game is played in Toronto, Canada. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed. Trips may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. A minor going on a trip as the guest of the winner must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (winner) at all times. Sponsor and event officials, as applicable, will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, admission passes, travel vouchers or certificates. Winners of tickets to sporting and other events agree to comply with all applicable stadium regulations in connection with the prize. Sponsor and event officials as applicable, reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to winner and/or guest who engages in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, race or event (as applicable). Sponsor and event officials as applicable, will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation of the event and ultimately the terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as prizes will govern in any of these cases.
Winner Notification: Winners will be notified by e-mail and/or U.S. Mail or overnight delivery service. Potential Finalists and First Prize winners will be required) to sign and return via email, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability/Prize Acceptance Form and a Publicity Release (except where prohibited by law) within three (3) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected, time permitting. Finalist who wins Grand Prize may be required to sign additional documents so as to claim Grand Prize. Winners of prizes that require travel, winner’s guest (or winner on behalf of guest if his/her guest is under the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence and is winner’s child/charge) will be required to sign and return a Release of Liability and a Publicity Release (except where prohibited by law) within three (3) days of notification. All other winners may be required to confirm his/her address via email within three (3) days of notification or prize may be forfeited. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate selection of a new potential winner (for travel prizes, time permitting). Noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification and an alternate eligible entrant will be selected (for travel prizes, time permitting). A 1099 tax statement will be filed with the IRS for winners of prizes $600 or greater in value.
Verification: All potential winners are subject to verification by Sponsor or Administrator, and verification of potential winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. In no event will the Sponsor be obligated to award more than the stated number of prizes.
General Rules: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator and Sponsor. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. Entries become the property of the Sponsor. The Sponsor and its agencies and Administrator are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants or technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Website or the Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes (or for participation in the Grand Prize Event, as applicable) or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the Website or Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute as to ownership of any entry, the authorized account holder of the account used to register will be deemed to be the entrant and such person must be eligible for the Sweepstakes per Rule 2. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the account associated with the entry. Proof of entering information via the Website does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt of such information. Sponsor and/or its Administrator (as identified in these Official Rules) are not responsible for the failure of any entry to be received by Sponsor/Administrator on account of technical problems or congestion on the internet or on any Website. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify all entries of any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Website; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes or Website may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s/Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes or Website, then the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select the winner(s) for affected drawing(s) from among all eligible entries timely received for such affected drawing(s) prior to Sponsor’s action or to otherwise make the prize(s) for such affected drawing(s) (or the Grand Prize should the Grand Prize Event be so affected) available to be won in a manner deemed by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on the Website. By participating in the Sweepstakes and accepting a prize, the entrant agrees to hold Sponsor, the Administrator, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, agents, retailers, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and all of their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees and assigns, members, representatives and agents, as well as Facebook (collectively, “Releasees”), harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of prize and Releasees will have no liability whatsoever for, and will be held harmless by entrant for any liability for any bodily injury, loss, cost or damages of any kind to persons, including death and property damages sustained, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entry creation, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or participation in the Sweepstakes or participation in any Sweepstakes or related activity. By entering the Sweepstakes, you hereby represent and warrant that you have read these Official Rules and are fully familiar with its contents.
Governing Law & Venue: Any and all disputes relating to the running of the Sweepstakes in the U.S. will be resolved in the appropriate courts in the county of Davidson, in the state of Tennessee, exclusively, and subject to the internal, substantive laws of the state of Tennessee except conflict of law provisions. To the fullest extent permitted by law, by participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to the personal jurisdiction of such courts; waive any right of change of venue, forum non conveniens or like right; agree to bring any action regarding the Sweepstakes individually (not as part of a class action); and agree that their recovery shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in participating in the Sweepstakes (if any) and waive any and all damages (including but not limited to compensatory, punitive, consequential or incidental damages) as well as any right to attorneys’ fees.
Winners List: The names of the winners will be posted online at www.firestonetrucktires.com. The names of the First Prize #1, First Prize #2, the Finalists, and the Second, Third and Fourth Prize winners will be available after January 30, 2014. The Grand Prize winner’s name will be available after March 30, 2014. All winners’ names will be posted online for a period of at least 120 days.
Additional Disclaimer: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering, you are submitting information to Sponsor, and not to Facebook.
Sponsor/Administrator: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC, 535 Marriott Drive, Nashville, TN 37214. The Administrator of this Sweepstakes is Don Jagoda Associates, 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747.
*Indy 500® and Indianapolis 500® are registered trademarks of Brickyard Trademarks, Inc., used with permission. The Mid-America Trucking Show, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC and Brickyard Trademarks, Inc. have no responsibility for this Sweepstakes.