ACCEPTANCE INSURANCE “GET A SMILE, GIVE A SMILE” SWEEPSTAKES Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED.
SPONSOR: The Acceptance Insurance “GET A SMILE, GIVE A SMILE" Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is sponsored by Acceptance Insurance Agency of Tennessee, Inc. ("Sponsor"), 3813 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville, TN 37215.
ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is only open to any individuals age eighteen (18) (19 years old in Alabama and 21 years old in Mississippi) or older at the time of entry who are legal residents of, and physically residing in any state where Acceptance Insurance has an agency store location. ( Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas) (“Entrant”). Employees of Sponsor, Sponsor's parent company, their respective subsidiaries and affiliated companies, distributors, advertising agencies and individuals engaged in the development, production, or distribution of materials for, or implementation of the Sweepstakes (collectively referred to herein as the "Sweepstakes Entities"), and the immediate family members (spouse, siblings, children and parents including foster and step-relations) or those living in their same household (whether or not related) as any person in any of the preceding categories are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
AGREEMENT BY ENTRANTS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound to and accepts these Official Rules, any Sweepstakes related communications from Sponsor and/or Sweepstakes Administrator, including, but not limited to, any information provided on the Sweepstakes website(s) and/or any social media platform/mobile application as applicable ("APP"), and the decisions of the Sponsor, other Sweepstakes Entities (and their authorized representatives) which are final and binding with respect to all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes and all elements thereof.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Central Time ("CT") on January 15, 2021 and ends at 11:59:59 PM CT on April 16, 2021 ("Sweepstakes Period"). Sponsor's computer is the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes. Within the Sweepstakes Period, individuals are not limited to the number of times they may enter the Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER: There are three (3) ways to enter:
1. Entry Method #1: Refer a new customer to our agency to obtain a free, no obligation insurance quote on any insurance products offered by Acceptance Insurance. For each referral made, your name will be entered one time into the drawing. There is no limit on how many people you can refer. For each eligible referral made which results in an insurance quote, you will receive one entry.
An Eligible Referral is a referral of an individual other than a family member or other resident in your household who contacts Acceptance Insurance to receive a free, no obligation insurance quote on any insurance products offered by Acceptance Insurance and identifies you as the person who referred them.
2. Entry Method #2: Call or go into any Acceptance Insurance agency or visit the Acceptance Insurance website at https://www.acceptanceinsurance.com/ to obtain a free, no obligation insurance quote on any insurance products offered by Acceptance Insurance.
3. Entry Method #3: Free, Alternate Method of Entry ("Mail-In Entry"). You do not need to refer a friend or receive a quote to enter. To enter the Sweepstakes without referring a friend or receiving a quote you must clearly hand-print your full name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and the words "Acceptance Get A Smile, Give a Smile Sweepstakes” on a sheet of paper and mail that sheet of paper in an envelope addressed to:
“Get a Smile, Give a Smile” Sweepstakes
3813 Green Hills Village Drive
Nashville, TN 37215
ATTN: Marketing Dept.
There is no obligation for any consumer to purchase or renew insurance to enter, win, or claim the prize. Each Mail-In Entry must be mailed separately (one entry per envelope). Mail-In Entries must be postmarked between January 16, 2021 and April 1, 2021 and received in the office by Friday, April 16, 2021 to be eligible.
Customer Entry and Mail-In-Entry collectively referred to herein as "Entry" or "Entries". There is no limit to the number of entries per person, regardless of method of entry. All methods of entry have an equal chance of winning. Mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, software-generated or other automatic entries will be void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mailed entries. Entries that otherwise subvert the entry process will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
RANDOM DRAWINGS/ODDS: Random Drawings will be conducted by the Sweepstakes Administrators; whose decisions are final.
Prize Drawing: All potential prize winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about April 30, 2021 at 4:00 PM CST from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning a prize are wholly dependent on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entrants may not enter through a sweepstakes club (or similar method), with multiple accounts, devices, multiple or false identities, social media accounts, IP addresses, e-mail and/or phone numbers, nor shall entrants use any other device or artifice to participate. Any suspected use of artifice, cheating, fraud, on-line sweepstakes clubs (or similar methods), exchange sites, robotic, automatic, macro, script, programmed or any other illegitimate methods or any method that attempts to subvert the Sweepstakes or any element thereof, as determined in Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion, will void all such entries by such methods, and disqualify any entrant suspected of using/benefitting from such methods. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor has the right to verify entrants' eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules and, on the basis of its investigation, to disqualify any entrant at any time during or after a Monthly Entry Period or the Sweepstakes Period and require immediate prize return if applicable. Sweepstakes Entities assume no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, delayed, destroyed, damaged, or misdirected entries (e.g. misdirected as spam/junk), prize notifications, or any other information or communication (in whole or in part).
Proof that you submitted an entry does not constitute proof or evidence that it was received within the Sweepstakes Period or any given Monthly Entry Period or eligible for the Sweepstakes or any element thereof. Without limitation, entries must be complete, compliant, and received by Sponsor within the applicable Entry Period. Entries submitted via any other entry methods/platforms will not be accepted. Normal internet access and device usage charges imposed by your mobile plan and/or on-line service may apply to entry via mobile device. For those entrants entering with a mobile device: Sweepstakes may not be available via all mobile carriers. Messaging & data rates apply to internet access via mobile devices. Other charges may apply; check your mobile plan for rates/details.
Grand Prizes: Five (5) Grand Prizes- Each Grand Prize Winner will receive a $5,000 Visa® Prepaid Card AND Acceptance Insurance will make a $5000 donation to the winner’s charity of choice selected from a list of Acceptance Insurance pre-approved charities. (See list attached as Exhibit A) in the name of the winner and Acceptance Insurance. Prize value total per winner: ARV $5,000 USD. Prize suppliers are not affiliated with this promotion.
1st Place Prizes: Ten (10) Prizes-Each 1st Place Winner will receive a $1000 Visa® Prepaid Card AND Acceptance Insurance will make a $1000 donation to the winner’s charity of choice selected from a list of Acceptance Insurance pre-approved charities. (See list attached as Exhibit A) in the name of the winner and Acceptance Insurance. Prize value total per winner: ARV $1000 USD. Prize suppliers are not affiliated with this promotion.
2nd Place Prizes: Twenty (20) Prizes-Each 2nd Place Winner will receive a $500 Visa® Prepaid Card AND Acceptance Insurance will make a $500 donation to the winner’s charity of choice selected from a list of Acceptance Insurance pre-approved charities. (See list attached as Exhibit A) in the name of the winner and Acceptance Insurance. Prize value total per winner: ARV $500 USD. Prize suppliers are not affiliated with this promotion.
3rd Place Prizes: Fifty (50) Prizes-Each 3rd Place Winner will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card AND Acceptance Insurance will make a $100 donation to the winner’s charity of choice selected from a list of Acceptance Insurance pre-approved charities. (See list attached as Exhibit A) in the name of the winner and Acceptance Insurance. Prize value total per winner: ARV $100 USD. Prize suppliers are not affiliated with this promotion. Total of all prizes and donations is $100,000.00.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: All Winners will be notified by the Sweepstakes Administrator via email and phone, on or about May 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM CST and may be required to sign and return, within seven (7) days of first notification attempt, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, an IRS W-9 Form and where necessary, a Publicity Release (collectively, the "Releases"). Non-compliance will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate Winner may be selected. If a potential Prize winner for any Prize cannot be confirmed by the third separate attempt, the Prize will be forfeited and will not be awarded. There will NOT be a second chance drawing; all un-awarded, unclaimed, ignored, returned or otherwise undelivered prize notifications or prizes will be forfeited and will not be (re)awarded. As permitted by law and in accordance with this agreement, winners’ names (first initial/last name) along with city and state of residence may be posted on the Acceptance Insurance Facebook page.
TAXES: Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning a prize. Grand Prize Winners will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of preparation of tax forms as required by law.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: BY PARTICIPATING, ENTRANTS AGREE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, THE SWEEPTAKES ADMINISTRATOR AND OTHER SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, ASSIGNS AND AGENTS ("RELEASED PARTIES") FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL ALLEGED AND/OR ACTUAL CLAIMS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DEMANDS, LOSSES, SETTLEMENTS (WHETHER OR NOT LITAGATION OR OTHER LEGAL PROCEEDINGS ARE COMMENCED), LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER EXISTING NOW OR ARISING IN THE FUTURE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DISABILITY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, VIOLATION OF PROPRIETARY, PUBLICITY, PRIVACY OR ANY OTHER RIGHT), COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, COURT COSTS, SETTLEMENT AND DISBURSEMENTS) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF USE OF THE ENTRY IN WHOLE OR IN PART, THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISDIRECTION, OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE OR ANY ELEMENT THEREOF, PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ANY ELEMENT THEREOF AND/OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY, AND ACCESS/USE OF ALL WEBSITES/APPS, WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF ONE OR MORE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES. To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrants covenant not to sue any Released Party or cause them to be sued regarding any matter released in these Official Rules, and further covenant not to disaffirm, limit or rescind these releases. A waiver by one or more of the Released Parties of any term in these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of any other provision.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ANY ELEMENT THEREOF, PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR ANY PRIZE ACTIVITIES AND ANY ELEMENT THEREOF, THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISDIRECTION OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE OR ANY ELEMENT THEREOF OR ANY RELATED ACTIVITIES, OR ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY PARTICIPATING WEBSITE(S)/APPS OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID WEBSITE(S)/APPS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL PRIZES AND EVERYTHING ON THE WEBSITE/APP IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: By entering the Sweepstakes, submitting any materials and/or accepting a prize (where legally permitted), entrants and winners hereby irrevocably consent, where lawful, to the use (but without obligation) by Sponsor (and their affiliated companies and their respective authorized representatives) of their name, image, photographs, videotape, likeness, hometown name, biographical information, voice as well as any statements made by winner regarding the Sweepstakes or Sponsor (provided they are true) for publicity, trade, advertising and Sweepstakes purposes in all media now known or hereafter developed worldwide, including but not limited to the Internet, mobile devices, and World Wide Web, without additional compensation, and without the right of review, notification or approval.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Neither Sponsor nor any of the other Sweepstakes Entities are responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website/APP, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, or miscommunications, or failed computer, network, telephone, satellite, cable hardware, software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, incompatibility, failures or errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry, winner or other information, nor for the failure to capture any such information. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO TAMPER WITH, ABUSE OR DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES AGAINST AND FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, technical failures or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes, or any element thereof, and select winners from eligible entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor if at all. Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a Customer Entrant, the Customer Entry will be deemed submitted by the primary account holder of the Safeco Insurance account. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the primary account holder of the Safeco Insurance Account. If there still remains a dispute, Sponsor reserves the right to make eligibility determinations in its sole discretion. In the event of any discrepancy, ambiguity, inconsistency, printing or any other error or miscommunication in any advertising, Sweepstakes materials and/or any other information relating to this Sweepstakes (in any and all media and by any person/entity), these Official Rules shall govern.
FORCE MAJEURE: Acceptance Insurance shall not be liable to entrants, winners or any other person or entity for failure to execute the Sweepstakes or supply a prize, or any part thereof, by reason of any act of God, any action(s), regulation(s) order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist act, cyber-attack, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any similar or dissimilar event beyond their reasonable control.
FACEBOOK: The Sweepstakes hosted by Acceptance Insurance is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
MISCELLANEOUS: The Sweepstakes is subject to applicable federal, state and municipal laws. The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Tennessee. All disputes shall be resolved individually, and neither Entrant nor Sponsor may bring claims against each other as a class representative in a class action or as a class member. All disputes shall be resolved in the state or federal courts located in Davidson County, Tennessee.
WINNERS LIST: To obtain a list of winners, mail your request with a U.S. sufficiently self- addressed, stamped envelope to be received by June 1, 2021 to: Acceptance Insurance “Get a Smile, Give a Smile” Sweepstakes Winners List 3813 Green Hills Village Drive Nashville, TN 37215 ATTN: Marketing Dept
The use of the name of any prize manufacturer, name or trademark in connection with any of the prizes is solely for the purpose of describing such prize and is not intended to suggest any affiliation or sponsorship.
Acceptance Insurance Get a Smile, Give a Smile Sweepstakes
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American Red Cross
The Humane Society
Habitat for Humanity
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