Nice ride membership drive Sweepstakes ("Official Rules")

 

1.         SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION:  The Nice Ride Membership Drive Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") begins on May 14, 2012, at 12:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time ("CDT") and ends on May 27, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. CDT (the "Sweepstakes Period").  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Nice Ride Minnesota, 2834 10th Ave. S. #3, Minneapolis, MN 55407 (collectively, the "Sponsors"), which shall be final and binding in all respects. 

2.         ELIGIBILITY:  Only legal residents of the United State who are over the age of eighteen (18) years of age by the entry deadline, May 13, 2012 are eligible to enter.  Potential winners of the Sweepstakes may be required to show proof of residency.  Persons in the following categories are NOT eligible to participate or win a prize in the Sweepstakes: (a) Sponsors and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively, the "Sweepstakes Entities"); and (b) persons who are immediate family members (defined as spouse or biological or step- mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, or son and each of their respective spouses) of any person in the preceding category, regardless of where they live, and/or individuals who reside in the same household, whether related or not, as any person in any of the preceding categories.  The transfer of a prize from an ineligible to an eligible person is strictly prohibited.

3.         HOW TO ENTER:
a.) Website entry - access www.niceridemn.org for the Nice Ride Membership Drive Sweepstakes. Persons who sign up for a 1-Year or 30-Day Subscription from 5/14/12 – 5/27/12 will be automatically entered into this sweepstakes.

b.) To participate by mail – Hand-print your name, address, city, state, zip code, day and evening phone numbers and the words Nice Ride Membership Drive Sweepstakes on a 3" x 5" Card to: Nice Ride Minnesota, 2834 10th Ave. S. #3, Minneapolis, MN 55407. Entrees must be postmarked by 5/25/12 to be included in the drawing.  

Limit: One (1) entry per person, regardless of the method of entry. You may enter the Sweepstakes under one name or e-mail address. In the event of a dispute about entries submitted by multiple individuals using the same email account or address, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry. The name of the authorized account holder associated with any email address will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. The 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 that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Multiple entries per person/email address, or any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to sweepstakes entry services or mechanical reproductions of 3" x 5" card entries) are prohibited and will void all entries by that entrant. Entrants assume all risk of lost, late, incomplete, illegible, stolen, undelivered or misdirected entries.

Odds of winning are dependent on number of entrees received.

4.         DRAWINGS AND WINNER NOTIFICATION:  During the Sweepstakes, Sponsors or their designee, using randomization methods selected by Sponsors, in their sole discretion, will conduct fourteen (14) drawings winners according to the following schedule:

Prizes Drawing On or Around
Rock the Garden (4 VIP passes) 5/15/12
Fitness Package (2 – 3 month YWCA passes and goodie bag) 5/16/12
Cote de Mississippi (pontoon boat tour of the Mississippi for 10 and picnic basket) 5/17/12
Weisman Art Tour (Tour for 8 and 12 month membership for 2) 5/18/12
Twins Sky Box (2 tickets to 6/17/12 game and $50.00 gift card)  5/19/12
Indeed Brewery Tour (Tour for up to 20) 5/20/12
Spa Day (Haircuts and facials for 2, brunch for 2) 5/21/12
Walker Art Tour (Tour for 20 and goodie bag) 5/22/12
Nature Valley Grand Prix (two tickets to event and goodie bags) 5/23/12
Nutrition Package (nutritional guidance and $110.00 in gift vouchers) 5/24/12
Guthrie Experience (4 tickets to show of your choice and complimentary beverage)   5/25/12
St. Paul Ride with Mayor Coleman (4 person bike tour and lunch)  5/26/12
Minneapolis Riverfront Experience (4 Magical History Tour Passes and refreshments) 5/27/12
River's Edge Music Fest (2 VIP tickets to the festival) 5/28/12

 

Potential winners will be notified by postal mail, telephone, email or other method determined by Sponsor using the contact information given at the time of entry.  Winners will be required to fill out appropriate paperwork provided by sponsor prior to receiving prize.  Prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner will be drawn if paperwork is not timely received according to the instructions and by the prize claim deadline provided in the notification.  Sponsors shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason.  If, despite reasonable efforts, the potential winner does not respond within three (3) days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected.  If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. Sponsors will successively attempt to contact up to two (2) potential winners of the prize in accordance with such procedure, and if there is still no confirmed winner of the prize in question after such attempts have been made, the prizes may go unawarded.

5.         Prizes/ODDS:  Fourteen (14) prizes will be awarded. The Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of prizes are as follows:

Prizes Approx Retail Value
Rock the Garden (4 VIP passes) $350.00
Fitness Package(2 - 3 month YWCA passes and fitness testing) $316.00
Cote de Mississippi (pontoon boat tour of the Mississippi for 10) $250.00
Weisman Art Tour (Tour for 8 and 12 month membership for 2) $200.00
Twins Sky Box (2 tickets to 6/17/12 game and $50.00 gift card) $200.00
Indeed Brewery Tour (Tour for up to 20) $350.00
Spa Day (Haircuts and facials for 2, Dinner for 2) $400.00
Walker Art Tour (Tour for 20 and goodie bag) $200.00
Nature Valley Grand Prix (2 tickets to event and goodie bags) $300.00
Nutrition Package (nutritional guidance and $110.00 in gift vouchers) $475.00
They Guthrie Experience (4 tickets to show of your choice and complimentary beverage) $376.00
St. Paul Ride with Mayor Coleman (4 person bike tour and lunch) 175.00
Minneapolis Riverfront Experience (4 Magical History Tour Passes and refreshments) $345.00
River's Edge Music Fest (2 VIP tickets to the festival) $300.00

Sponsors reserve the right to make prize substitutions, of equal or higher value, at their discretion. Transportation to and from event, parking fees, meals, beverages, gratuities and all other expenses not specified herein are the responsibility of the Prize winners. The Prizes are non-refundable for cash.  If lost, they will not be replaced.  All minors must be accompanied, at all times, by an adult.  Limit one (1) prize per person.  Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. 

6.         GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS:  The Prize winners shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the Prize.  The potential winners and their respective guests may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, "Prize Claim Documents") as applicable.  If a winner is not of legal age of majority in his or her state of residence (a "minor"), at Sponsors’ option, the applicable prize either will be awarded in the name of parent or legal guardian of winner, or parent or legal guardian of winner will be required to ratify and sign Prize Claim Documents.  If a winner (or, in the case of a minor, such minor winner’s parent or legal guardian) fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within three (3) days of prize notification, a winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.  If Sponsors so elects, a potential prize winner may be required to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility and help ensure that the use of any such person in advertising or publicity for the Sweepstakes will not bring Sponsors into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsors, in their sole discretion.  No substitution or cash redemption allowed except by Sponsors, who may substitute any Prize for a Prize of equal or greater value if advertised Prizes become unavailable. 

7.         GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE/FORCE MAJEURE:  Acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsors to use winners’ or winners’ guests’ name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation, and releases Sponsors from all claims arising out of the use of such name and/or likeness. 

Entrants agree that the Sweepstakes Entities (a) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  Sponsors are not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due submissions or prize notifications. 

Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules.  Sponsors reserve the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, if it determines, in their sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes or any particular Sweepstakes drawing is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsors’ control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes or particular Sweepstakes drawing as contemplated herein.  In the event Sponsors is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Sweepstakes or a particular Sweepstakes drawing as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis (e.g., SARS), order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsors’ control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsors shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes in its entirety or the affected Sweepstakes.  If the Sweepstakes or a particular Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsors will (if possible) select the winner in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination.  Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.  Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded.  If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim prizes in excess of the number of each type of prize set forth in these Official Rules, the winner, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s).  Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. 

These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsors.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

8.         COPY OF OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS' LIST:  To obtain a copy of any legally-required list of winners and/or Official Rules, send your request along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Nice Ride Minnesota, 2834 10th Ave. S. #3, Minneapolis, MN 55407.  All such requests must be received by June 15, 2012.