Sweepstakes Rules

GEV Magazine Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO ENTRANTS THAT ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY.  ENTRY IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

1.            GIVEAWAY DETAILS

The following prize shall be awarded on the Drawing Date as specified below (“hereafter referred to as “Prize”):

DRAWING PERIODDRAWING DATEPRIZE*APPROXIMATE VALUE
2/8/16-2/21/16February 22, 2016Zinfandel Festival 2016$400
2/15/16-3/1/16March 7, 2016Flavor! Napa Valley
First Taste Napa
$200
2/15/16-3/1/16March 7, 2016Flavor! Napa Valley
Legendary Napa Valley The Grand Tasting
$350
2/15/16-3/1/16March 7, 2016Flavor! Napa Valley
Brunch Party at Meritage Resort
$350
2/15/16-3/1/16March 7, 201610 Annual California Artisan Cheese Fest California Cheesin' - We Do It Our Whey$150
2/15/16-3/1/16February 29, 2016Cabfest Napa Valley
Saturday Grand Tasting
$300
2/15/16-3/1/16February 29, 2016Cabfest Napa Valley
Sunday Grand Tasting
$300

All references to “sweepstakes” and “giveaway” herein are in reference to the prize details set forth in this Section 1.  See Section 8 herein for odds of winning.

2.            ENTRY PERIOD

All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The sweepstakes period begins on the first day a given prize is announced at 12:01 AM PST and ends at 10:00 AM PST on the day of the Drawing Date, which shall be the entry deadline (“Entry Period”).  Entries received prior to or after the Entry Period will not be eligible to win the Prize. Entries that may have been submitted in a prior sweepstakes will not be eligible in this Sweepstakes.

3.          ELIGIBILITY

You must be at least 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, a resident of the United States or District of Columbia, and you must have submitted a valid entry in compliance with these Official Rules. Employees, officers, directors, contractors, and their immediate family members of GEV Media LLC (“GEV”), its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and those living in the households of same, are not eligible to participate or win. Content contributors (and their immediate family members) who have had their work published in a GEV publication or on a GEV sponsored website during the past twelve (12) months are also ineligible. This sweepstakes is void outside the United States and District of Columbia and where otherwise prohibited by applicable federal, state, provincial or local laws, rules or regulations.  No purchase is necessary to enter and a purchase does not enhance your chance of winning.

By entering this sweepstakes, you agree to abide by and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of GEV, which are final and binding in all respects. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are legally eligible to enter the sweepstakes under any laws applicable to you in your jurisdiction of residence or otherwise.  GEV reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the sweepstakes or is acting in violation of these Official Rules.

4.            HOW TO ENTER

You must first register during the Entry Period at www.gevmag.com/register. For EACH drawing you wish to enter, you MUST post your unique 6-digit code as a comment on the Facebook image/post that announces the prize. Comments will be accepted up until 10:00AM PST on the day each drawing will be held.

There shall be a limit of one (1) entry per person per giveaway.  Only complete, intelligible, and eligible entries actually received by GEV during the Entry Period deadline will be included in the Prize drawing.  Illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or garbled entries will be disqualified, regardless of the reason for such discrepancy.  Automated entries (including but not limited to entries submitted using any bot, script, macro, or sweepstakes service), copies, third party entries, facsimiles and/or mechanical reproductions are not permitted and will be disqualified.  GEV is not responsible for any delays, transmission errors, improper postings, or any error, omission, or failure of entries to be properly submitted.  All entries become the exclusive property of GEV and will not be acknowledged or returned. You are responsible for your costs of entering, including online access charges, long distance telephone charges, and postage.

5.            DRAWING

There will be a random drawing on the Drawing Date from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Winners will be notified by email notification within 48 hours of the drawing.  By submitting your entry, you agree to the use of your name for the purpose of GEV announcing winners in its periodical publication and through any form of advertising and/or social media. Should a winner’s notification email be returned to GEV for any reason, two more attempts to reach the winner will be made by email. Winners must contact GEV within five (5) calendar days from the date the notification is sent by GEV to claim their prize. Failure to contact GEV within the five (5) day period will result in immediate disqualification of the selected winner and a new winner will be selected. No exceptions will be made to this rule. GEV is not responsible for and shall not be liable for lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners.

Winners must, if requested by GEV, also execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, and where lawful, a publicity release (to the use of their names, voices, and/or likeness for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation) within five (5) days of the request.  A winner may be disqualified if he or she fails to return the signed documents in a timely manner or is found not to be eligible or in compliance with these Official Rules.  In the event of such disqualification, an alternate winner may be selected.  In the event of a dispute about the identity of an online entrant, each online entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of registration. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  All award decisions by GEV are final and binding.

6.            RIGHT OF TERMINATION

If, for any reason, the sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of GEV, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this sweepstakes, GEV reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this sweepstakes or any drawings and select the winner from entries received for that drawing prior to the action taken or in such other manner as GEV deems fair and equitable. Additionally, GEV reserves the right to terminate the sweepstakes at any time by giving notice in a manner deemed appropriate by GEV.

7.            PRIZE DELIVERY

Prizes will be delivered to Prize winners as soon as practical after a drawing is held, the winner has claimed their prize, and all applicable documentation has been completed. GEV shall select, in its sole discretion, the method of delivery which may include, but is not limited to, U.S. Mail, a parcel delivery service, or express delivery service. You may be required to provide a physical address in order to receive delivery of your Prize since some delivery services will not make deliveries to a post office box address. Prizes will be delivered within the United States and District of Columbia only. Prizes will not be delivered to international addresses.

8.            ODDS OF WINNING/PRIZES

The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received for each respective Prize. No assignment or transfer or a Prize is permitted.  Only listed Prizes will be awarded and no substitutions, cash equivalents or redemptions will be made, except that GEV reserves the right to substitute any Prize with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the advertised Prize (or any component thereof) is not available. All applicable federal, local and state taxes, fees, and/or surcharges, if any, arising out of, or resulting from, acceptance or use of a Prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner of that Prize. Any unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. GEV will not replace any lost or stolen Prize items.  GEV reserves the right to change, alter or modify the Prize structure and/or the number, frequency, and value of any or all of the Prizes.  Any such change, alteration or modification will be announced in a manner deemed appropriate by GEV and will be incorporated into these Official Rules.

9.            LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, YOU AGREE to the following:

GEV, and any of its respective agents, representatives, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, are not responsible for and will not be liable for (I) late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, unintelligible or postage due entries; (II) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network or otherwise; (III) failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; (IV) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, internet, or other connections; the availability, accessibility, technical failure or miscommunications of computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions; the incorrect or inaccurate capture or failure to capture, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the sweepstakes; (V) any condition caused by events beyond the control of GEV that may cause the sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (VI) injuries losses or damages of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising in connection with or as a result of the sweepstakes, or from participation in the sweepstakes, or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Prize; and (VII) injury or damage to your or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of Facebook, Instagram, or the GEV website.

You agree to release and hold GEV, and each of its respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the sweepstakes, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.

All PRizes ARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IN WHICH CASE SUCH LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION SHALL APPLY ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW IN THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION. SOME PRIZES MAY HAVE RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS OF USE IMPOSED BY THE PRIZE DONOR OR APPLICABLE LAW. ALL ENTRIES SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED, AND ALL AWARDED PRIZES SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE SUBJECT TO, ANY SUCH RESTRICTONS OR LIMITATIONS OF USE.

10.          GOVERNING LAW

This sweepstakes shall be construed and evaluated according to applicable United States law and is subject to all Federal, state and local laws. As a condition of participating in this sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively, before a court located in the County of Santa Clara having competent jurisdiction, which Court shall apply the laws of the State of California without regard for doctrines of Conflict of Law.

11.          WINNERS LIST

For names of the winner(s) send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Sweepstakes Winner List, 2455 N. Naglee Road, Suite 197, Tracy, California, 95304-7324. Please specify the applicable Drawing Date on your envelope.

This sweepstakes is sponsored and administered by: GEV Media LLC, 2455 N. Naglee Road, Suite 197, Tracy, California, 95304-7324.

Copyright © 2016 GEV Media LLC.