OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE

“BestGuitarEffects.com Monthly Guitar Gear Giveaway”

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The BestGuitarEffects.com Monthly Guitar Gear Giveaway Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on the 1st day of a month and ends on the last day of a month at 11:59pm PST (the “Sweepstakes Period”) as indicated at the Monthly Guitar Gear Giveaway page.

 

HOW TO ENTER: (1) Visit www.bestguitareffects.com and sign up for our newsletter by submitting your First Name and Email Address. Each month we will prompt readers via our newsletter and/or our website to read a selected article or articles at www.bestguitareffects.com and post a comment. A winner will be selected each month at random from those newsletter subscribers who commented on the specified article(s). Multiple comments per article will not increase your chances of winning. All comments must be posted before 11:59pm PST on the last day of the month to be eligible. A commenter must be a confirmed newsletter subscriber before commenting to be eligible to win. You must enter the same email address you signed up with when you leave a comment. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit one entry per person, per email address, per IP address, per prize, and per household. Entries received from any person or email address or household in excess of the limitation will be void. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor. Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, delayed, illegible, or misdirected entries. Incomplete, illegible, or fraudulent entries not will be void.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years (19 in Alabama) of age or older. The Sweepstakes is also open to residents of other countries. Employees of Best Guitar Effects (“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective family members (parent, child, spouse, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and members of their households, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law.

 

DRAWING: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing held on or around the 1st of each month. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be contacted via email and will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a publicity release (except where prohibited), a liability release and a copy of his/her valid personal identification card bearing his/her photograph, name, age, and address by fifteen days of date of issuance. The execution of additional releases and/or waivers of liability required by Sponsor and/or any other applicable sanctioning body or prize provider may also be required and returned within the time period specified by such entities, as appropriate. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by any potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up. If any potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.

 

PRIZES: The monthly prize(s) consists of one or more guitar effects pedal/stompbox and/or musical instrument product(s) as announced and displayed on the BestGuitarEffects.com Monthly Guitar Gear Giveaway page during the month(s) that a particular drawing is held. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize is: $50-$500. All applicable federal, state and local taxes, any other expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically listed herein as being provided are the responsibility of each winner. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied by Sponsor. No substitution, transfer or cash redemption of prizes is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater/lesser value. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The prize is subject to change without notice at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Due to the higher costs of international shipping, winners outside of the U.S. may be asked to pay for a portion of shipping charges. International winners are solely responsible for any customs fees/dues required by their country.

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering this Sweepstakes and/or accepting any prize, entrant agrees: (1) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees, members, agents and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from liability of any kind or nature for any loss, claims, damages, or injuries of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly from entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes or from the acceptance and use/misuse of any prize; and (2) to abide by, and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor relating to participation in the Sweepstakes, selection of winners and awarding of prizes, which shall be final. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, biographical information, city and state of residence, voice, photograph, image and/or likeness for advertising, promotional and other purposes in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification or permission from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so, unless prohibited by law. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, or should the Sweepstakes be unable to run as planned for any other reason, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. “Authorized account subscriber of the e-mail account” is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. This promotion is also subject to the terms and conditions, privacy policy, and cookies policy.

 

WINNERS’ LIST: The winners’ names will be posted on www.bestguitareffects.com from August 1, 2013 onward, or they may be obtained by sending a properly stamped, self-addressed envelope to BestGuitarEffects.com Monthly Guitar Gear Giveaway, c/o Best Guitar Effects, 5042 Wilshire Blvd Ste 999, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Mail-in winners’ list requests must be postmarked by December 15, 2016 and received by December 31, 2016. Requests not postmarked and/or received by the specified will not be honored.

 

SPONSOR: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Best Guitar Effects, 5042 Wilshire Blvd Ste 999, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

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