Taylor Construction Smart Car Giveaway Official Rules

Official Rules

  1. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Taylor Construction. No purchase is necessary to participate in this Sweepstakes, and you do not have to submit to a sales presentation. Void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation.
  2. Taylor Construction will award one (1) Grand Prize at the end of the prize period. The prize period begins on August 22, 2012, and ends on January 30, 2013. Taylor Construction’s computer shall be the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes. The odds of winning the Grand Prize are determined by the number of participants in this Sweepstakes prior to the time of awarding the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner will be determined from a random drawing of all entries received during the prize period. The random drawing will be conducted on or about January 31, 2013. Limit one prize per entry. Taylor Construction reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify, or terminate this Sweepstakes without notice at any time. The Grand Prize winner will be notified by certified mail within 15 days of the drawing. Return of the prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. All prizes will be awarded.
  3. You may enter this Sweepstakes by (i) completing an entry form and returning it to the drop box where you obtained it or by mailing it back to Taylor Construction at the address below, (ii) submitting an online entry at www.taylorconstruction.com, or (iii) printing your name, your complete mailing address, and your e-mail address on a 3” x 5” card, writing the words “Smart car giveaway” at the top, and mailing the card to Taylor Construction at their address below. Mailed entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2013. Taylor Construction is not responsible for any illegible, misplaced, damaged or late entries.
  4. Sweepstakes entrants must (i) be legal residents of Georgia, (ii) be 21 years of age or older at time of entering Sweepstakes, and (iii) own a single family home. Employees, officers, and directors of Taylor Construction, its affiliates, subsidiaries, co-branded partners, consultants, contractors, advertising, public relations, promotion, fulfillment and marketing agencies, and their immediate families (and those living in their same households) are not eligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the winning home is titled.
  5. The Grand Prize winner will receive a Mercedes Smart Car (for purposes of this paragraph 5, the “Vehicle”). Neither Smart® nor Daimler AG is affiliated with this Sweepstakes in any way, shape, or form. Any costs in excess of retail value of the Vehicle shall be the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Grand Prize winner including without limitation title, tax, license, PDI (pre-destination inspection), registration, shipping, and insurance. Grand Prize winner will be responsible for pick-up of the Vehicle at a time and location determined in the sole discretion of Taylor Construction. At time of award of Vehicle, Grand Prize winner (i) will assume full ownership of and responsibility for the Vehicle; (ii) will be required to sign various documents involving the Vehicle; and (iii) must furnish proof of residence, valid operator’s license as required by the law of the Grand Prize winner’s jurisdiction of residence and of the jurisdiction of pickup and any required insurance coverage. The Grand Prize winner is responsible for determining the class of license necessary to legally operate the Vehicle and must comply with any local laws and regulations applicable to the Vehicle, including without limitation registration requirements and operating restrictions. Taylor Construction reserves the right to withhold delivery of the Vehicle if Grand Prize winner does not comply with the above requirements. No transfers or substitution in prizes will be allowed except by Taylor Construction, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole or absolute discretion.
  6. The Grand Prize winner must comply with all instructions in the prize notification correspondence, which may include the completion of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release, as well as have met all of the eligibility requirements set forth within these Official Rules; otherwise prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Liability for any applicable taxes, including all federal, state, and local taxes and/or other fees that may apply to prizes is the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. Any required tax reporting forms will be furnished to the Internal Revenue Service.
  7. If deemed the winner and if accepting of the Grand Prize, Grand Prize winner agrees to participate in a photograph opportunity with Taylor Construction to memorialize the awarding of the prize. Taylor Construction reserves the right to (a) reproduce/distribute all photographs in any and all media throughout the world in perpetuity without further compensation, unless prohibited by law (b) alter, amend, edit, or change photographs prior to distribution and (c) use, distribute, reproduce, alter, amend, and copyright photographs for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  8. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless Taylor Construction, its affiliates, co-branded partners, subsidiaries, retailers, agencies, consultants, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents from any damages that may arise out of participation in this Sweepstakes in any way or out of the acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of a prize. By entering into this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims, or controversies (hereafter referred to as a “Claim”) arising under or relating to this Sweepstakes, including the validity or enforceability of this arbitration provision, shall be subject to binding arbitration to be determined by one arbitrator, in accordance with and pursuant to the then prevailing Consumer Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), to be held and arbitrated in the judicial district in which the entrant lives at the time of entering this Sweepstakes. An entrant agrees that he or she will not assert a Claim on behalf of, or as a member of, any group or class. The findings of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on all parties. Each party shall be responsible for its own fees and costs. This agreement to arbitrate, and any award or verdict, will be specifically enforceable under the prevailing law of any court having jurisdiction. Notice of the demand for arbitration will be filed by the party asserting the Claim with AAA. The demand for arbitration shall be made within a reasonable time after the Claim in question has arisen, and in no event shall any such demand be made after the date when institution of legal or equitable proceedings based on such Claim would be barred by the applicable statute of limitations. Any arbitration proceeding and any award or verdict shall remain confidential between the parties and shall not be made public.
  9. For a winners’ list, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope within thirty (30) days following the prize period to Taylor Construction, 8607 Roswell Road, Augusta, GA 30350, including a request for the winners’ names. To stop the mailing of future sweepstakes related materials from Taylor Construction; please send a written request to Taylor Construction, 8607 Roswell Road, Augusta, GA 30350.
  10. This Sweepstakes is conducted in English (which will be given its everyday ordinary meaning). This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Taylor Construction, 8607 Roswell Road, Augusta, GA 30350, and governed by the laws of the United States with venue in Augusta, Georgia.