THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS VOID OUTSIDE THE REMAINING 50 UNITED STATES/DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“D.C.”), AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED. DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT 21 OR OLDER AND A LEGAL RESIDENT OF AND CURRENTLY RESIDING IN ONE OF THE 50 ELIGIBLE STATES OR IN D.C.) SEE FURTHER ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS BELOW. THIS CONTEST WILL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAW.
MAKER’S MARK® REMARKABLE HOME BAR CONTEST
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Making a purchase will not improve your chances of winning.Maker's Mark Remarkable Home Bar Contest (“Contest”) sponsored by Jim Beam Brands Co. (“Sponsor”) begins 8:30am Central Standard Time (“CST”) on May 19, 2021 and ends at 12:00pm CST on June 9, 2021 (“Nomination Period”). The computer clock of Sponsor’s webmaster is the official timekeeping device of the Contest. During the Nomination Period, Entrant (“Entrant”) may nominate a person (“Nominee”), who must be 21 years of age or older, that satisfies the eligibility requirements noted below to enter the Contest. You may enter the Contest via Twitter, as described in Rule 3, below. Entrant and Nominee who participate in the Contest or submit an entry are sometimes referred to herein collectively as a “Participant.”
ELIGIBILITY: Nomination and entry is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry, except employees, directors, officers and agents of Beam Suntory Inc., its parent, affiliate, and subsidiary companies, distilled spirit wholesalers, distributors, licensed retailers, its advertising and promotion agencies and members of the immediate families or households of any of the above. This Contest shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law, and submission of an entry constitutes acceptance of the laws of the United States. This Contest is void outside the United States and where prohibited by law.
HOW TO ENTER:
Entry via Twitter: Beginning 8:30am CST on May 19, 2021, Participants must a) Log into their Twitter account; b) Tell us in 280 characters or less about the remarkable person in your life that you would like to treat to a Maker’s Hour and why; and c) Tag @MakersMark along with the hashtag #MakersHour to receive one (1) entry into the Contest (“Entry”). You must be a registered user of Twitter and follow @makersmark on Twitter in order to enter the Contest via Twitter. Twitter registration is free and can be obtained by logging on to www.twitter.com and following the online instructions to open an account.
By submitting an Entry, you grant Sponsor the right to display your name and the name of your account on social media, including but not limited to Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook, and on the Maker’s Mark website (www.makersmark.com), without limit. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the social media account used to submit an entry. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements of these Official Rules.
NOTE ABOUT MOBILE DATA AND MESSAGING CHARGES: When you participate in the Contest via a mobile device and/or download or transmit data via your mobile device, data and messaging rates may apply according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers' rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Contest. Check your mobile device’s capabilities for specific instructions.
ENTRY ERRORS/TAMPERING: Sponsor reserves the right to void all entries made through any third-party web site or service, or through any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar entry duplication method, and to disqualify any individual using such a web site/ service or entry method, as applicable. Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) electronic, wireless or digital transmissions or any Entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed, misdirected, or not received by Sponsor or its agents for any reason; (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures or human error that may occur in the transmission, receipt or processing of Entries; (iii) destruction of or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; (iv) failed or unavailable hardware, network, and/or software; (v) damage to Participant’s or any person’s computer or wireless device or its contents; (vi) causes beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest; (vii) any Entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these Official Rules; (viii) incorrect or inaccurate Entry information whether caused by Participants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (ix) any typographical or other error in the printing or advertising of the offer, administration or execution of the Contest, or in the announcement of prizes or prize winners; (x) malfunctions or interference resulting from illicit, malicious or injurious code (including but not limited to viruses, worms and denial of service attacks); or (xi) cheating or fraud by any Participant.
All incomplete or non-conforming Entries will be disqualified. All Entries become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned.
If for any reason the Contest cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to any printing, administrative, or other error of any kind, transmission failure, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, or if the Contest is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated before the original end date, to select a potential winner from among all eligible non-suspect Entries received as of the date/time of termination. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify and prosecute any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process or who enters using any automatic or programmed entry duplication method.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE CORRUPT THE CONTEST OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY, PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
FURTHER ENTRY CONDITIONS: Limit one (1) Entry per person during the Contest Period.Valid entries received by the dates and times set forth in Rule 1 will be eligible for the First Round of judging on or about June 10, 2021 (see Rule 6, below, for judging details). If more than one (1) Entry is received per person or phone number, by any means including, but not limited to, establishing multiple cell phone numbers, establishing multiple e-mail addresses, or entering via both e-mail and text all such Entries, and the person/phone number that submitted them, will be disqualified. Proof of submission of an Entry does not constitute proof of receipt of Entry by Sponsor. By entering, Participants acknowledge their compliance with and agreement to be bound by these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions. Contest Entries must be the original work of the Participant, must not infringe third-party rights, including but not limited to copyrights, trade secret rights, rights of publicity, trademark rights, and must be suitable for publication (i.e., not obscene or indecent in the opinion of the Sponsor, further conditions below). Participant shall have no right to inspect or approve any subsequent use of the Entry by Sponsor in connection with the Contest. Submission of a Contest Entry constitutes the Participant’s irrevocable waiver of any and all claims Participant may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction with respect to the Contest or Sponsor’s use of the Entry. Submission of a Contest Entry further constitutes Participant’s representation and warranty that Participant has the full right and authority to submit a Contest Entry and is not prohibited from submitting an Entry by court order, employment agreement/policy, or any other third-party agreement.
All Entry submissions must comply with the following requirements:
Content Requirements: All Participants must use caution and common sense in creating their Entry.
THE ENTRY WILL BE RETAINED BY SPONSOR AND WILL NOT BE RETURNED. PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE NO PAYMENT, ROYALTY OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR THE USE OF THE ENTRY, EXCEPT FOR THE TWO GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
The Entry must be suitable for publication and compliant with the following content requirements in the sole opinion of the Sponsor:
Entry cannot be obscene, defamatory, dangerous, discriminatory, endorse any form of hate or hate group (as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor), infringing or otherwise inappropriate or unsuitable for publication to general audiences over the age of twenty-one (21) (as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion);
Entry cannot encourage excessive or irresponsible alcohol consumption, link alcohol to any activities that would be dangerous while consuming alcohol, including operating machinery, sailing, skiing, etc.;
Entry cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about any person or entity, including but not limited to the Sponsor or its affiliates, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor;
Entry cannot contain any material that may, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, infringe on the intellectual property rights of any third-party, including but not limited to, copyrights, patents, trade secret rights, or trademarks owned by others. Participants must use their own original material in the creation of the Entry. If an Entry contains any third-party intellectual property, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, disqualify the Entry from the Contest. In the alternative, Sponsor may ask the Participant to provide the appropriate legal documentation, as required by Sponsor, that demonstrates the Participant has received proper permission to use such third-party material in the Entry for all purposes related to this Contest and Sponsor’s use of the Entry. Failure to provide appropriate legal documentation, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will result in disqualification of the Entry without notice;
Entry cannot advertise or promote any third-party brand or product of any kind or contain any personal identification, including, but not limited to: license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, or street addresses;
Entry cannot contain materials embodying the names, voices, likeness, or other indicia of, or identifying any person, living or dead, unless appropriate permission and releases have been obtained for the use of such material in your Entry. Failure to provide this documentation upon Sponsor’s request will result in disqualification of the Entry without notice
Entries cannot be in violation of any applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, rules, and regulations;
In addition to the requirements and guidelines above, Entry may not contain obscene or pornographic material, contain defamatory or libelous statements, invade privacy rights, exploit individuals or in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations (as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion).
Winner Selection Process and Judging:
First Round: On or about June 10, 2021, eligible Contest Entries will be judged by a panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor who will apply the following criteria in selecting the five (5) Finalists: perceived ‘character’ of the Nominee (e.g. inspiring qualities, actions and attributes) (50%); positive impact of Nominee’s actions on the Entrant(30%); perceived interest in gifting a Maker’s Hour to the Nominee (e.g. quality time, curated moment) (10%); and authentic passion for the Maker’s Mark brand. Selected Finalists will be notified by direct message or email on or around June 14, 2021.
Final Round: On June 15, 2021, Finalists will be asked to submit at least one (1) photo of the Entrant and at least one (1) photo of the Nominee’s potential build out space for the home bar makeover. Entrant will also be asked to take part in a video interview, approximately ten (10) minutes long, to explain to the judges their entry and why their respective bar spaces merit a makeover. The judges will apply the following criteria in selecting one (1) Grand Prize Winner: viability and safety of build out space (50%); design potential (20%); compliance with Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) budget cap outlined in Rule 7 below (20%); and authentic enthusiasm for a Maker’s Mark branded bar (10%). On the basis thereof, the judges will determine one (1) Grand Prize Winner. In the event of a tie, the tied Participant with the highest score in the viability of build out space criterion in the Final Round Judging round will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. In case of a tie involving a Wisconsin resident, duplicate prizes will be awarded.
Decisions of the judges are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Grand Prize Winner may be announced by news release. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements of these Official Rules.
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected among all eligible Entrants, in accordance with these Official Rules. The Grand Prize will consist of one (1) home bar makeover package for Grand Prize Winner and Nominee with an Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of, and not to exceed, twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) per bar makeover, a private consultation with a designer and a cash stipend of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) each for the Grand Prize Winner and Nominee. The exact details of the home bar makeover will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and may include items such as a custom built bar with seating for up to four (4) people, shelving for bottles and glassware, design elements including lighting and artwork, and bar accessories and appliances. Sponsor and any other prize fulfillment agents, contractors or entities (collectively “Prize Suppliers”) will not be responsible for or participate in any plumbing, HVAC, structural, flooring, or insulation-based activity and are not responsible for handling or disposing of pre-existing furnishings, are not required to incorporate any of the chosen winner’s items into the new design, are not required to take direction from Winner, and will not return outdoor space to its original condition. Prize suppliers will not engage in extensive electrical or drywall-based activity beyond basic installation of light fixtures. Sponsor will work with the Grand Prize Winner to make arrangements for moving and storage of any items that will not remain in the space being made over. The ARV for the Grand Prize is sixty thousand dollars ($60,000.00), not to exceed thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) each for Grand Prize Winner and Nominee.
THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER AND NOMINEE’S BUILD OUT SPACE MUST BE AVAILABLE TO BE RE-MADE BETWEEN June 21, 2021 AND August 31, 2021. IF WINNER AND NOMINEE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT THE PRIZE WITHIN THE TIMELINE SPECIFIED, THE WINNER SHALL FORFEIT THE PRIZE IN ITS ENTIRETY AND AN ALTERNATE WINNER WILL BE SELECTED, TIME PERMITTING, BASED ON THE CRITERIA DESCRIBED ABOVE IN RULE 6.
The total value of all awarded Prizes is sixty thousand dollars ($60,000.00). Any difference between the stated ARV and actual value of prize will not be awarded in any form. Prizes are non-transferable, and no prize substitutions or cash redemptions are allowed except by Sponsor in its sole discretion, or as otherwise provided herein. Sponsor may substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of equal or greater value if an advertised prize (or portion thereof) becomes unavailable for any reason. All income taxes on prize is the Winner’s sole responsibility. WINNER AND NOMINEE WILL BE ISSUED AN IRS FORM 1099 FOR THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE. Prize will be awarded provided it is claimed properly in accordance with these Official Rules
VERIFICATION/PRIZE CLAIM: Winner and Nominee must provide positive identification specified by Sponsor to claim a prize. Winner and Nominee will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, Limited Trademark License as applicable, and, where permitted by law, Publicity Release without additional compensation within ten (10) business days of notification or the Grand Prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner, time permitting, based on the judging criteria in Rule 6, among all remaining Entries. If prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems a potential winner ineligible to receive a prize for any reason, the corresponding prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner, if applicable and time permitting, from among all remaining entries. Sponsor’s decisions will be final, binding and non-appealable in all matters relating to this Contest.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest and submitting an Entry, each Participant agrees to (a) be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, and (b) indemnify, release, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates and agencies, and all of their respective members, managers, owners, equity holders, officers, directors, parents, subsidiaries, partners, agents, employees, successors and assigns each of them (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury (including without limitation emotional distress) and/or death, publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy or merchandise delivery arising from or in connection with participation in the Contest or the acceptance, possession and/or use/misuse of a prize (if awarded to him/her) or his/her participation in prize-related activities.
BY ACCEPTING A PRIZE, WINNER AND NOMINEE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NONE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES HAS EITHER MADE NOR IS IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO SUCH PRIZE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM SHIPPING AND HANDLING, LOSS, USE OR MISUSE, THE QUALITY, MECHANICAL CONDITION OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
CONSENT TO PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited by law, submission of a Contest Entry constitutes the Grand Prize Winner and Nominee’s irrevocable, sub-licensable, absolute right and permission for the Sponsor to use, publish, post or display their name, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, city and state address, prize information, any quotes attributable to them and any other indicia of persona (regardless of whether altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, or used with other material in the Sponsor’s sole discretion) for promotional purposes on Sponsor’s website and social media channels, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity, without further authorization, opportunity to review, approval, notification, or compensation of any kind and each Finalist, Nominee and Winner releases Sponsor from any and all liability related thereto. Nothing contained in these Official Rules obligates the Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and Finalists, Nominee and Winner waives any right to inspect or approve any such use.
DISPUTES/VENUE/GOVERNING LAW: By participating, Participants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal, state or local court located in the State of Illinois; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including but not limited to costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) to the extent allowed by applicable law, under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Participants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Illinois.
WINNERS’ LIST: A list of the winners will be circulated after the event on July 31, 2021.
SPONSOR: Jim Beam Brands Co., 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60654
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