Cars.com “In It To Win It” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MUST BE A LEGAL RESIDENT OF UNITED STATES, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, AND EMPLOYED BY A LICENSED RETAIL AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Sponsor. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by the Cars.com division of Classified Ventures, LLC (“Sponsor”), located at 175 W. Jackson, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60604.
Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States plus the District of Columbia who are, as of the date of entry: (1) 18 years old or older, and (2) an employee of a licensed retail automobile dealership located in the United States. Employees of Sponsor, its parent companies, and any third party organizations providing Sweepstakes materials or otherwise directly involved in the Sweepstakes, and their respective agents, affiliates, suppliers, and advertising and promotional agencies, together with their immediate family members living in the same household, are not eligible. All US federal, state and local laws apply.
How To Enter. No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning. There are two ways to enter: (1) By completing and submitting the Official Entry Form available at www.winit2011.com (“Sweepstakes Site”) including your name, dealership name, dealership address, phone number, email address and your age, or (2) without visiting the Sweepstakes Site, by writing your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, dealership name and address, and your age on a 3”x5” card and mailing it in an envelope addressed to ‘Cars.com “In It to Win It” Sweepstakes,’ c/o Cars.com Marketing Department, Classified Ventures, LLC, 175 West Jackson, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60604. Your entry will be submitted for the random drawing. If you elect to enter at the Sweepstakes Site, you will be given an opportunity to provide a comment that answers the question “How do you use video, mobile marketing or social media to get “In It to Win It” and make your dealership more successful?” Whether you include a comment with your online entry will have no bearing on your chances of winning the Sweepstakes. Everyone who completes the Official Entry Form or sends in a complete mail-in entry will be entered into the Sweepstakes. Online entries will be accepted between August 29, 201112:00 p.m. and December 4, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CST (“Sweepstakes Period”). Mail-in entries must bear a postmark date between August 29, 201112:00 p.m. and December 4, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CST and must be received by Sponsor by December 5, 2011. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, misdirected, incomplete or postage due mail/entries/requests. Sponsors will reimburse mail-in entrants for postage in states where required by law. Late entries, mechanically reproduced entries and facsimile entries are prohibited, and any use or submission of such entries will not be accepted. One entry per person per drawing period. Only your first entry per drawing period will qualify for the drawing; all other entries will be disqualified. Sweepstakes entries are the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Online entries which include profane, offensive, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate comments will be disqualified.
- Drawing 1 – August 29, 2011 12:00 PM – October 2, 2011 11:59 PM CST
- Drawing 2 – October 3, 2011 12:00 AM – November 6, 2011 11:59 PM CST
- Drawing 3 – November 7, 2011 12:00 AM – December 4, 2011 11:59 PM CST
- December 5 – 12:00AM Sweepstakes closes.
Prizes, Award Schedule and Additional Conditions.
Each month during the Sweepstakes Period four Apple® iPad 2® prizes will be awarded to a qualifying entry picked at random from among all qualifying entries received prior to the Award Date for each drawing period (as set forth below) (“Prize Winners”). No entry will be eligible to receive more than one prize. Qualifying entries will be eligible for all drawings occurring after the date such entry is received in accordance with the requirements stated above.
There will be three (3) drawings held for prizes during the Sweepstakes Period. Prize Winners will be announced the by the 15th of the month for the month prior based on the following schedule:
- August 29 - October 2 Drawing: Four (4) Prize Winners will be announced on or before October 15, 2011
- October 3 – November 6, 2011 Drawing: Four (4) Prize Winners will be announced on or before November 15, 2011
- November 7 – December 4, 2011 Drawing: Four (4) Prize Winners will be announced on or before December 15, 2011
There will be a total of up to twelve (12) Prize Winners. Odds of winning a prize will vary depending on the number of qualifying entries eligible for each drawing. Each prize has an estimated retail value of $499.00. The cumulative estimated retail value of all prizes to be awarded is $5988.00.
Cars.com will contact Prize Winners to validate their entry and eligibility requirements. Failure of a Prize Winner to meet entry and eligibility requirements within 48 (forty-eight) hours of the initial Cars.com contact may result in disqualification and another entry will be selected at random as a replacement Prize Winner. Prize Winners may also be required to submit proofs of valid identification and other eligibility information and complete a W-9 and an Acknowledgement and Liability/Publicity Release form to Sponsor in order to receive the Sweepstakes prize. By entering the Contest, entrants expressly agree to receive e-mail notifications from Sponsor regarding the status of the Sweepstakes. Unless entrants indicate that they do not wish to receive newsletters and e-mail from Sponsor, they may also receive Sponsor’s newsletters and e-mail from Sponsor regarding products and services and other information that might be of interest to entrants. Any expenses not stated herein (including, but not limited to, taxes or any other applicable fees or costs not expressly identified above that are related to the acceptance and/or use of the prize) are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winners.
Consent to Publicity, Disclaimer of Liability and Release. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (except where prohibited) Sponsor may use the entrant’s name, address, biographical information, likeness, photograph, picture, voice, statements, and entry for administration of the Sweepstakes and for promotional and publicity purposes in any and all media, including without limitation, television, radio, print, and the Internet, in perpetuity and without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless Sponsor, its promotional, advertising and fulfillment agencies, all other persons and entities involved with the Sweepstakes, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents as applicable from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes or due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action and all disputes, claims and causes of action will be governed by Illinois law and brought in the federal or state courts located in Chicago, Illinois. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants represent and warrant that they are eligible to enter the Sweepstakes, and affirm their agreement to all the rules and requirements set forth herein.
Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, promotional, advertising and fulfillment agencies are not responsible for: (i) typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the winner(s) or the distribution of the prizes, (ii) fraud by any participant or for failure by any of the equipment associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or for any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries which may limit a participant's ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, or (iii) defects in prizes or for any loss, delay, or damage which occurs in the provision of any prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be interfering or attempting to interfere with or unduly influence the operation of the Sweepstakes or to amend, modify, cancel, terminate or suspend part or all of the Sweepstakes should non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may prohibit entrants from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines any entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, submitting bogus or unauthorized entries, or other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants or any of Sponsor’s representatives. In case of a dispute as to the identity of a Prize Winner, such entry will be declared made by the registered user of the e-mail account for online entries, provided all other requirements set forth herein are met. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE SWEEPSTAKES WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
Official Rules and Winners List. For a copy of these Official Rules and/or the names of the Sweepstakes winners, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope before March 1, 2012 to Cars.com “In It To Win It” Sweepstakes c/o Cars.com Marketing Department, Classified Ventures, LLC, 175 West Jackson, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60604.
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