BOSE PATRIOTS AWAY GAME TRIP EMPLOYEE SWEEPSTAKES
The Bose Patriots Away Game Trip Employee Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) may only be entered by regular United States employees of the Bose Corporation that are 18 years of age or older and legal residents of the United States. Other restrictions apply. Void where prohibited by law.
1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes may only be entered in or from the 50 United States by legal United States residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and are regular employees of Bose Corporation in the United States. Entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. This Sweepstakes is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States. Void wherever prohibited by law or regulation.
2. Entry period: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 3, 2018 and ends at 4:59:59 PM ET on November 30, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
3. How to enter: During the Sweepstakes Period, participants may enter the Sweepstakes one (1) time by posting, as described below, on the Bose & NFL Yammer group page. Entry is limited to posts within the aforementioned Yammer group page. Employees tagged in images and/or posts submitted by other entrants will not be eligible for entry. Regardless of number of posts, participants will receive a maximum of one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for each task completed as listed below:
Entrants must post during the Sweepstakes Period a description, video, or photo of their favorite football memory or tradition, and include hashtag #PatriotsAwayGame in the applicable Yammer post.
Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, misplaced, incomplete or undelivered entries and such entries will be deemed invalid. All entry information shall be collectively referred to herein as the “Entries” or each as an “Entry.” Entries must comply with the Guidelines and Requirements defined below. To the extent applicable, all individuals submitting an Entry must own (or have permission to use and grant rights to) all content contained in a Submission (defined below), including consent of all persons appearing in a Submission. Photos, videos, and/or content that is considered inappropriate or unsuitable by Bose Corporation, in its sole discretion will not be accepted.
Limit one (1) prize per person. Entrants are limited to one (1) entry (“Submission”) during the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
4. Winners and prizes: Twelve (12) semifinalists in total will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. One (1) semifinalist will be selected each week during the Sweepstakes Period. Potential semifinalists will be notified via email within forty-eight (48) hours of being selected as a semifinalist.
Bose shall award one (1) of the following prizes to semifinalists:
Semifinalist Prizes: One (1) pair of Bose QC35 II headphones (approximate retail value $349.95) and a New England Patriots merchandise pack (approximate retail value $100). Approximate retail value of all semifinalist prizes: Five thousand three hundred ninety-nine dollars and forty cents ($5,399.40) (collectively, the “Semifinalist Prizes”).
Following the Sweepstakes Period, one (1) grand prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from among the eligible semifinalists.
Grand Prize: (i) Two (2) game tickets for entry to the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots football game on December 16, 2018 at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA; (ii) two (2) airplane round trip flight tickets to depart Providence, RI on December 15, 2018 and return on December 16, 2018; and (iii) overnight lodging for two (2) nearby Heinz Field (approximate retail value of grand prize: three thousand dollars, $3,000) (the “Grand Prize” and collectively with the Semifinalist Prizes, the “Prizes”).
All accommodations and trip details shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Grand Prize includes only those items specifically mentioned and does not include other expenses, including but not limited to parking, ground transportation and food. Grand Prize winner and his/her guest will be required to sign a trip agreement provided by the New England Patriots, which includes waiver and release language, prior to participation. Trip dates relate to travel from the United States. Trip is conducted in English only. Space is subject to availability. Trip specifics are subject to availability. Travelers agree to accept Sponsor terms and conditions for the trip. The Grand Prize winner and his or her travel companion/s must travel together on the same itinerary and must possess all required travel documents, including visas and valid passports, if and as applicable, and comply with any applicable check-in requirements. All aspects of the travel portions of the Grand Prize must be conducted on such dates as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The dates of departure and return are subject to change at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Other travel restrictions and blackout dates may apply. The approximate retail value for travel prizes may vary depending upon points of departure. The approximate retail value for travel prizes is an estimate made before the Sweepstakes begins. The Grand Prize winner will not receive cash or any other form of compensation if actual travel costs are less than the estimate made in these Official Rules. In the event the Grand Prize winner and/or his or her travel companion/s engages in behavior that, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip or other applicable experience early, in whole or in part, and send the Grand Prize winner and/or his or her travel companion/s home with no further compensation. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the trip for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. If Grand Prize winner is unavailable to travel on the dates the expedition departs, then the prize will be forfeited.
The total approximate retail value of the Prizes awarded during the Sweepstakes Period is approximately eight thousand three hundred ninety-nine dollars and forty cents ($8,399.40).
All drawings will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final. Odds of winning a sweepstakes prize are dependent upon the total number of entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
At the sole discretion of Sponsor, disqualification and forfeiture may result from any of the following: a potential winner’s failure to respond to notification in the time frame designated by Sponsor; the return of an email notification as undeliverable; a potential winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity, and residency; a potential winner’s failure to validly claim the prize within 48 hours of the notification attempt; and any other non-compliance with the Official Rules. In the event of forfeiture, the prize may be awarded to an alternate (time permitting). Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.
5. Release and disclaimer
By entering a submission, you: (1) certify that you are eligible to enter and agree to be bound by these rules; (2) represent and warrant that you own the rights to, or have obtained permission to use, any materials submitted, including permission from all persons appearing in any materials; and (3) irrevocably grant permission to the Bose Corporation and its subsidiaries to reproduce, modify, edit, display, distribute and otherwise use any materials as embodied in any submission, and your name, for such internal purposes as Bose shall determine in its sole discretion.
Bose reserves the right (but not the obligation) to display and otherwise use submissions for internal purposes within Bose worldwide. Bose will not return any submitted materials.
IRS regulations stipulate that awards, whether they are products, gift certificates, or cash are considered income to the receiving employee. Bose Corporation elects to pay the taxes associated with your award in order to eliminate any tax burden to you. This practice is called “grossing up.” As taxable income, the gross up is processed to include Federal, OASDI, Medicare, State and local taxes, if applicable. The award and tax information are entered into your pay history. When viewing your paycheck, the award record will appear as if it were a check. Please note, it is not a check to be cashed. This format is only used as a way to record the award for W2 information. The value of the award would not be listed as the “net pay amount.” All the amounts will be included in your year-to-date totals, as well as your W2 totals. Each prize winner may be issued an IRS 1099-MISC tax form for the retail value of the prize won. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. In the case of unavailability of any prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winners are responsible for all prize related costs or expenses not specifically exempted herein.
The New England Patriots are not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes. By entering, entrants hereby release and agree to hold harmless New England Patriots LLC and each of its affiliated companies’ directors, employees, officers, and agents from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of Prizes or participation in any Prize-related activities.
6. Additional terms: Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives.
THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively before a court located in Massachusetts having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than entrants’ actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
Winner must attend the Grand Prize trip personally. Tickets cannot be resold as stated in the Bose/NFL partnership policy. Winner must provide an experience story to be posted on the Bose Intranet homepage. Bose employee will be subject to all NFL imposed rules for gameday attendance and team travel.
7. Sponsor: Bose Corporation, The Mountain, Framingham, MA 01701 (www.bose.com).
OTHER PRODUCTS DEPICTED, IF ANY, OF OTHER COMPANIES DOES NOT CONSTITUTE SPONSORSHIP OR ASSOCIATION WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES IN ANY WAY BY SUCH COMPANIES.
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