Aaron's "October 2020 SMS" Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.
ELIGIBILITY: The Aaron's “October 2020 SMS” Sweepstakes (herein referred to as the "Sweepstakes") is open solely to legal residents of the forty-six (46) states in the United States (excluding Minnesota, Alaska, Hawaii and Wisconsin) and the District of Columbia, and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (exceptions-must be 19 years of age or older for those that reside in the states of Alabama and Nebraska, and 21 years of age or older in state of Mississippi) as of the date of entry. Officers, directors, representatives and employees of Aaron's, Inc. (the "Sponsor"), and any of their respective parent companies, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, dealers, franchisees, licensees, distributors, suppliers, subsidiaries, participating retailers, advertising / promotion / judging agencies, persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Sweepstakes, Compliance Sweepstakes Services (“the Administrator”) (collectively, the “Released Parties”) and the immediate family members (defined as spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, - whether biological, adopted, step or in-law) of such individuals, or persons living in the same household as such individuals (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Void in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.
HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on October 1, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on October 31, 2020 (otherwise known as the "Entry Period"). An individual will be deemed a Participant ("Participant") in the Sweepstakes if they are eligible and enter the Sweepstakes via any of the following three (3) entry methods: 1) To enter the Sweepstakes via text messaging: Participants may enter during the Entry Period by texting SWEEPS to 22766 and following the prompts to confirm entry. Participants must provide a mobile phone number (with area code). Each valid text entry will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes; or, 2) To enter the Sweepstakes via text message using a unique store QR code: At each participating store location, a Participant may enter the Sweepstakes by scanning the QR code located on the posted flyer. When the QR code is scanned it will pre-populate a text message on the Participant’s phone with the keyword “Sweeps”. The Participant must send the pre-populated text message to 22766 and follow the prompts to confirm entry. Each valid QR prompted text entry will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes; or 3) To enter the Sweepstakes via mail, Participants can enter by hand printing on a 3”x 5” card: Aaron’s “October 2020 SMS” Sweepstakes entry, your first and last name, date of birth, street address, city, state, zip code, day and evening telephone numbers, and e-mail address. Each entry must have a complete return address (including Participant first and last name) on the outside of the envelope. Mail the card in a standard business-size #10 envelope to: CSS / Aaron’s “October 2020 SMS” Sweepstakes, 326 Thornell Road CBX #800, Pittsford, NY 14534. The mail-in entry will need to be postmarked between October 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020 and must be received by November 6, 2020. Each valid mail entry will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.
All text/QR text entries must be received during the Entry Period. The official clock for the Sweepstakes is the SMS messaging system of the Sponsor. To enter via text message or QR scan text message, you must have a wireless mobile device that is capable of two-way SMS messaging through participating mobile service providers. By entering, you represent that you are the owner of (or have permission to use) the mobile telephone number and device you use to participate. You also agree to receive text messages about this Promotion and understand that you are solely responsible for all message and data charges that you incur. Consent is not a condition in order to purchase any goods or services. Standard text message rates apply. Each Participant should understand his/her charged standard text and data rates for each text message sent or received from his/her handset are according to the terms and conditions of the Participant’s service agreement with the Participant’s wireless carrier. Each wireless carrier’s rate plan may vary, and Participants should contact his/her wireless carrier for information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to your participation in the Sweepstakes. Text-messaging may not be available through all wireless carriers;
Limit of one (1) entry per person during the Entry Period. All required information must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, incorrect, damaged, delayed, garbled, undelivered, misdirected, or postage-due registrations, entries or mail, which will be disqualified, or any unforeseen circumstances that may limit an individual's ability to participate in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant that submits more than the stated maximum limit of entries by using multiple/different phone numbers, identities, or any other methods, or who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with, influence or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweepstakes. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize and four (4) First Prizes will be available to be awarded. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a 50” Smart 4K UHD TV with an Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of $700.00. The make and model specifications of the prize will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Each First Prize winner will received a $100 gift card. The ARV of each First Prize is $100. Each First Prize winner is subject to all gift card terms and conditions that may apply. The total prize pool value to be awarded is $1,100.00.
Any prize to be awarded is not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize (or prize component) with another prize (or prize component) of equal or greater value. There are no substitutions unless specified by the Sponsor. Any portion of the prize not accepted by the Prize Winner will be forfeited. The Prize Winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes (if any), and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize they receive. The stated “ARV” of the prize is based on available information provided to Sponsor, and any difference in ARV at the time of awarding will not be awarded, and the value of the prize awarded to a winner will be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each Prize winner will be required to provide Sponsor with a completed IRS Form W-9 with a valid social security number before a prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued to each Prize Winner for the total ARV of the respective prize, for the calendar year the prize was won. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded. The Administrator is not the supplier or guarantor of any prize. The Sponsor and Released Parties are not in any way responsible or liable for damages resulting from shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize awarded in this Sweepstakes.
WINNER SELECTION: The odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The potential Grand Prize winner (a "Prize Winner") will be selected during a random drawing conducted on or about November 10, 2020, by the Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions will be final and binding with respect to all aspects of the Sweepstakes. There will be one (1) First Prize winner selected during each segment of the Entry period. The potential First Prize winners (each a “Prize Winner”) will be selected during four (4) random drawing segments within the Entry Period. The drawing segments and random drawings, completed by the Administrator, will be conducted on or about the following dates: October 20 (for electronic entries submitted between 10/1 and 10/10, or mail entries postmarked between 10/1 and 10/10, and received by 10/16), October 27 (for electronic entries submitted between 10/1 and 10/17, or mail entries postmarked between 10/1 and 10/17, and received by 10/23), November 3 (for electronic entries submitted between 10/1 and 10/24, or mail entries postmarked between 10/1 and 10/24, and received by 10/30), and November 10 (for electronic entries submitted between 10/1 and 10/31, or mail entries postmarked between 10/1 and 10/31, and received by 11/6). Each potential Prize Winner will be notified via telephone and/or text message within five (5) days after the drawing date. If the potential Prize Winner cannot be reached, or does not reply, within three (3) days, an alternate prize winner will be selected. Within seven (7) days of such notification, the potential Prize Winner must complete an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, to collect his/her respective prize. Return information is specified on the forms. Failure to fully complete and return the Affidavit of Eligibility within the required time period will result in potential Prize Winner forfeiting the prize. Non-compliance with any requirement or obligation may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner, solely at the Sponsor's discretion. Sponsor will use reasonable efforts to select an alternate winner(s) but in the event one cannot be reasonably determined, such prize will not be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to verify identification and eligibility of the potential Prize Winner before the prize will be awarded.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Sweepstakes is offered to eligible participants as specified in these official rules, but void where prohibited or restricted by law. All participants, as a condition of participation or entering in this Sweepstakes, agree to defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless Aaron’s Inc, its parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, and the officers, directors, and employees, of Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, divisions, and subsidiaries, and the Released Parties from and against any and all liability, loss, claims, damages, injuries or actions of any kind whatsoever, without limitation, for injuries, death, damages, or losses to persons or property, as well as any claims based on publicity rights or invasion of privacy, which may be sustained in connection with: (a) accessing the Sponsor's entry application platform/rules; (b) participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, while preparing for, participating in and/or traveling to or from any prize or Sweepstakes-related activity; (c) the delivery, receipt, ownership, possession, use or misuse of any prize awarded; (d) viruses or any downloading or other problems with the Sweepstakes application; or (e) any typographical, production, printing, or other error in these Official Rules, advertisements, or the announcement of offering of any prize or Prize Winner. You accept and agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator relating to your participation in this Sweepstakes, selection of winner and awarding of prizes, whose decisions are final and binding in all respects. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) computer error, electronic or technical malfunctions or failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; or (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) for the Sponsor to use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state) for any and all public relations, advertising and/or promotional purposes as determined by Sponsor, in all forms of media and by all manners (now and hereafter known), in perpetuity, without notice, consent, review or approval or further compensation. Sponsor makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize. Prize Winner bears all liability and risk of loss or damage to his/her respective prize after it has been delivered. Sponsor will not replace any of the prize components that are lost, mutilated, or stolen. Sponsor is not responsible for events beyond the Sponsor's reasonable control that may jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person who tampers with, or intentionally infects with a virus, any of the networks, servers or computers that are used in this Sweepstakes. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time, without notice, and award the prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of or after (if applicable) this termination or suspension date in the event that, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes is jeopardized. The names of individuals, groups, companies, products and services mentioned herein, and any corresponding likenesses, logos and images thereof reproduced herein, have been used for identification purposes only and may be the copyrighted properties and trademarks of their respective owners. The mention of any individual, group or company, or the inclusion of a product or service as a prize, does not imply any association with or endorsement by such individual, group or company or the manufacturer or distributor of such product or service and, except as otherwise indicated, no association or endorsement is intended or should be inferred. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision..
SWEEPSTAKES RULES REQUEST: For a copy of these Official Rules, send a request specifying Official Rules along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by October 31, 2020 and received by November 6, 2020 and mail to: Compliance / Aaron's “October 2020 SMS” Sweepstakes Official Rules, Box 469, Stonington, CT 06378.
WINNER LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name and city/state of residence for the prize winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by December 15, 2020, to: Compliance/Aaron's “October 2020 SMS” Sweepstakes Winner List, Box 469, Stonington, CT 06378. Requests that are incomplete or received after December 15, 2020 will not be acknowledged or returned.
SPONSOR: Aaron’s, Inc., 400 Galleria Parkway, SE, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30339
ADMINISTRATOR: Compliance Sweepstakes Services LLC, 44 Flanders Road, Stonington, CT 06378
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