Official Rules

MACANUDO® MONDAYS WEEKLY GIVEAWAY
MACANUDO® BIG BREAK SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP SWEEPSTAKES
MACANUDO TWITTER PROMOTIONS

 

MACANUDO® MONDAYS WEEKLY GIVEAWAY
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

THE SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“D.C.”) ONLY, EXCLUDING MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, VIRGINIA, AND WASHINGTON (STATE).  YOU MAY NOT PARTICIPATE IF YOU ARE NOT TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF AND LOCATED IN ONE OF THE ELIGIBLE STATES OR D.C.  THE SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID OUTSIDE THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C., IN MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON (STATE), AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED.

1. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  The Macanudo Mondays Weekly Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) sponsored by General Cigar Co., Inc. (the “Sponsor”) provides an opportunity for participants to submitting their answer to a trivia question (as described below in Section 5) for the chance to win a prize package (as described below in Section 6). 

2. ENTRY PERIODS:  The Sweepstakes is open for entry from 10:30 AM ET to 4:30 PM ET on each of the following thirteen (13) consecutive Mondays: February 24, 2014; March 3, 2014; March 10, 2014; March 17, 2014; March 24, 2014; March 31, 2014; April 7, 2014; April 14, 2014; April 21, 2014; April 28, 2014; May 5, 2014; May 12, 2014; and May 19, 2014.  For the purposes of the Sweepstakes, the open entry hours on each such Monday may be referred to as an “Entry Period”.  Eligible entries received during a particular Entry Period will only be included in the drawing associated with that Entry Period, and will not be carried forward into subsequent Sweepstakes drawings. 

3. ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open to any individual who is twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the date of entry and a legal resident of (and residing at the time of entry in) one of the 50 United States or D.C. (excluding Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, and Washington (state)).  The following individuals are NOT eligible to participate or win a prize: employees of Sponsor and Sponsor’s parent companies, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, brokers, printers, distributors and the advertising, promotional and judging agencies of each; Promotion Mechanics, Inc. and any other entities affiliated with the development and administration of the Sweepstakes; (aforementioned individuals and organizations collectively, the “Promotion Parties”) and the immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, spouse) of each such person, and persons living in the same household as each such person (whether related or not).  Eligibility may be verified by Sponsor at any time.  The Sweepstakes is void outside the 50 United States and D.C., in Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, Washington (state), and wherever prohibited.

4. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES:  Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Promotion Parties, which are final and binding.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  Any participant may be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole discretion if he/she fails to comply with any of the terms of these Official Rules. 

5. TO ENTER:  To prepare for entry into the Sweepstakes, first watch for a trivia question which will be posted at the Macanudo Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/macanudo and the Macanudo Twitter Account https://twitter.com/macanudo, and sent via email to all Macanudo news subscribers, beginning at 10:30 AM on each of the Mondays referenced above in Section 2.  Note that you may be required to “like” the Macanudo Facebook Page in order to see the trivia question on Facebook.  To enter, visit macanudo.com/promotions and follow the site instructions to complete the Sweepstakes entry form (including all requested information and your answer to the corresponding trivia question), and submit the form no later than 4:30 PM ET on that same Monday.  Your answer to the trivia question does not need to be correct in order to earn a Sweepstakes entry.  Entries from one Entry Period will not be carried forward into any subsequent Entry Period.  Limit one (1) entry per person/email address, per Entry Period.

Entries will be disqualified if they are late, incomplete and/or in excess of the stated entry limit.  Any entries attempted through the use of agencies or robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar methods will be void.  No responsibility is assumed for lost, late, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, or misdirected entries, and such entries will be void.  Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the participant associated with a particular entry, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry, at time of entry, will be deemed to be the participant.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to the email address by the email provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.  Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the applicable authorized account holder.

6. RANDOM DRAWINGS/PRIZES/ODDS:  Within approximately two (2) business days following a particular Entry Period, an independent judging organization will select five (5) potential winners in a random drawing from among the eligible Sweepstakes entries which were timely received during the applicable Entry Period.  Pending verification of eligibility, each potential winner will receive a prize package consisting of:  one (1) dozen Macanudo branded golf balls; one (1) Macanudo branded golf towel; and one (1) box of six (6) Macanudo Cafe Freshness Pack cigars.  The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize package is $86.99.  The ARV of all prizes offered for each Entry Period is $434.95.  Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible Sweepstakes entries which are timely received during a particular Entry Period.  Limit one (1) prize per household.  See Section 7 below for winner notification details and additional prize restrictions. 

7. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND GENERAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS:  The names of potential winners may be announced online prior to verification, however any such announcement is not a guarantee of eligibility.  Each potential winner will be notified by phone and/or email within approximately ten (10) business days of the applicable drawing, to verify his/her eligibility and ability to accept the prize, and to obtain his/her complete contact information.  If such a potential winner is not available or if there is no answer at the time any notification telephone call is made, a phone message will be left (if possible).  Any such phone message or email will instruct the potential winner to call a specified telephone number or reply by email within three (3) full business days (measured in the local time zone) after the time that the notification message was left.  Potential winner must reply as instructed to identify him/herself, confirm his/her eligibility and ability to accept the prize, and provide his/her complete contact information within such three (3) full business day period, or he/she will be disqualified.  In Sponsor’s sole discretion, a potential winner may only be notified one time as set forth above for attempted prize notification.  A potential winner may subsequently be required to complete a notarized affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and (where legal) a publicity release, which must be returned within the time period specified in potential winner’s notification letter.  Proof of identity, age, and legal residence may be required to claim a prize.  Any winner or potential winner may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion if: (a) he/she fails to provide any required information or properly completed documents within the required time period; (b) he/she fails to comply with any of the terms of these Official Rules; or (c) if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, any voicemail or message left is not timely returned, or any forms sent to potential winners are not timely returned as instructed.  In the event of disqualification of a winner or potential winner, at Sponsor’s sole discretion the applicable prize may be awarded to an alternate winner selected from among the remaining applicable eligible entries via the means of winner determination described herein, pending verification of eligibility.  If any prize remains unclaimed after three (3) potential winners have been notified for that prize, the prize may remain unawarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  No responsibility is assumed by Sponsor for any incorrect or missing postal address, email address or phone number associated with an entry, or any change of address, email or phone number of participant after submission.  Any prize details not specified will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  No prize transfer.  Unless otherwise specified herein, no prize substitution except at Sponsor’s sole discretion due to unavailability, in which case a prize of comparable or greater value will be awarded.  All other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a prize not specified herein as being awarded are winner’s sole responsibility.  Sponsor will not replace any lost, damaged or stolen prizes.  Taxes on prizes and all expenses related to acceptance and use of prizes and not specified are the sole responsibility of the winners.  Winners should expect to receive their prizes within approximately 4 to 8 weeks following winner verification.

8. RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to release and hold harmless the Promotion Parties, Facebook, Twitter, Inc., and Golf Channel, together with the respective officers, directors, employees, and agents of each (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use/misuse of any prize, including, but not limited to:  (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors or any errors made in the advertisement of the Sweepstakes; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (e) claims based on publicity rights, defamation and/or invasion of privacy and the collection, use and/or sharing by Sponsor of personally identifiable information of the participants; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize.  Participants further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.  Participants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.  Without limiting the foregoing, the Sweepstakes, all prizes, and all materials provided on or through any Sweepstakes-related website are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. 

9. GENERAL:  Released Parties and Internet/wireless access providers are not responsible for: (a) incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled, illegible entries or postage-due mail; (b) any technical malfunction, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or line failure in connection with any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof; or (c) any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer or other equipment related to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes.  Entries are void if unreadable, inaccurate, incomplete, mutilated, tampered with, forged, mechanically reproduced, irregular in any way or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.  Although Sponsor attempts to ensure the integrity of the Sweepstakes, Released Parties are not responsible for the actions of participants or other individuals in connection with the Sweepstakes, including participants' or other individuals' attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.  In the event of any conflict between any Sweepstakes details contained in these Official Rules and Sweepstakes details contained in any Sweepstakes advertising materials, the details of the Sweepstakes as set forth in these Official Rules shall prevail.  If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, by reason of any acts of God, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, unusually severe weather, strikes or legal disputes (whether legal or illegal), industry conditions, bankruptcy or liquidation, marketplace demands, applicable law, unforeseen obstacles or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, could corrupt, compromise, undermine or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of the Sweepstakes, and to select winner(s) from among the applicable eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, as applicable, or to proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Entry must be made via the means described in these Official Rules only.  You are not a winner until your participation has been verified and you have complied with these Official Rules.

10. CONDUCT:  By participating in this Sweepstakes, participants: (a) fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of Sponsor (which decisions shall be final and binding in all respects), including without limitation decisions regarding eligibility, winners and the interpretation of terms used in these Official Rules; (b) represent and warrant that all information provided by participant in connection with the Sweepstakes is true, accurate and complete; and (c) agree to comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Sponsor reserves the right, at any time and at its sole discretion, to disqualify and/or deem ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes or any future Sponsor promotions, any individual it suspects: (a) to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any website; (b) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or Sponsor’s privacy policy or other terms, conditions or guidelines; (c) to be acting in bad faith or in a disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; (d) to have failed to agree to these Official Rules; or (e) to be in violation of these Official Rules.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES AS WELL AS CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.  SHOULD SPONSOR BELIEVE OR BECOME AWARE THAT SUCH AN ATTEMPT HAS BEEN, IS BEING, OR WILL BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY RESPONSIBLE PARTICIPANT(S) AND OTHER RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL(S) IN THE ATTEMPTED DAMAGE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

11. PUBLICITY:  By participating, you grant to Sponsor and its affiliated companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), voice, biographical information, entry and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing Sponsor, its affiliated companies, and the products or services of each, in any and all media without limitation as to time or territory, without compensation unless required by law.  You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), biographical information, or entry. 

12. PRIVACY:  Information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (as may be amended from time to time, and, currently available via www.macanudo.com), provided, that in the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and any such Privacy Policy, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail.  By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree that Sponsor may share your personal information with the Promotion Parties for the purpose of winner verification and prize fulfillment in the event that you are chosen as a potential winner. 

13. DISPUTES:  Except where prohibited, each participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, participant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

14. WHO WON?:  To receive a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Macanudo Mondays Weekly Giveaway Winner List Request, PO Box 750, Southbury, CT 06488-0750.

Requests must be received by July 31, 2014.

SPONSOR: General Cigar Company, Inc., 10900 Nuckols Road, Suite 100, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

© 2014 General Cigar Company, Inc.

All third party trademarks appearing in these Official Rules are the property of their respective owners, are used for descriptive purposes only, and do not imply any sponsorship or endorsement of this Sweepstakes.
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.
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MACANUDO® BIG BREAK SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

THE SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“D.C.”) ONLY, EXCLUDING MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, RHODE ISLAND, VIRGINIA, AND WASHINGTON (STATE).  YOU MAY NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF AND LOCATED IN ONE OF THE ELIGIBLE STATES OR D.C.  THE SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID OUTSIDE THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C., IN MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, RHODE ISLAND, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON (STATE), AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED. 

1. ENTRY PERIOD:  The Macanudo® Big Break Season Championship Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) sponsored by General Cigar Co., Inc. (the “Sponsor”) begins at 10:30 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 24, 2014 and ends at 10:29 AM ET on May 20, 2014 (the “Entry Period”). 

2. ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open to any individual who is twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the date of entry and a legal resident of (and residing at the time of entry in) one of the 50 United States or D.C. (excluding Massachusetts, Michigan, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington [state]).  The following individuals are NOT eligible to enter or win a prize: employees of Sponsor and Sponsor’s parent companies, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, brokers, printers, distributors and the advertising, promotional and judging agencies of each; Promotion Mechanics, Inc. and any other entities affiliated with the development and administration of the Sweepstakes; (aforementioned individuals and organizations collectively, the “Promotion Parties”) and the immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, spouse) of each such person, and persons living in the same household as each such person (whether related or not).  Eligibility may be verified by Sponsor at any time.  The Sweepstakes is void outside the 50 United States and D.C., in Massachusetts, Michigan, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington (state), and wherever prohibited.

3. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES:  Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Promotion Parties, which are final and binding.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  Any entrant may be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole discretion if he/she fails to comply with any of the terms of these Official Rules. 

4. TO ENTER:  During the Entry Period, visit macanudo.com/promotions and follow site instructions to complete the online entry form and submit your entry so that it is received by Sponsor’s server no later than 10:29 AM ET on May 20, 2014.  Late entries will be void and ineligible.  Limit one (1) entry per person/email address, per day.  Entries will be disqualified if they are late, incomplete and/or in excess of the stated entry limit.  Any entries attempted through the use of agencies or robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar methods will be void.  No responsibility is assumed for lost, late, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, or misdirected entries, and such entries will be void.  Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant associated with an entry, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry, at time of entry, will be deemed to be the entrant.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to the email address by the email provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.  Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

5. RANDOM DRAWING/PRIZE DESCRIPTION/ODDS:  On or about May 26, 2014, an independent judging organization will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries timely received, to select five (5) potential Grand Prize winning entries. Pending verification of eligibility, the entrant associated with each potential Grand Prize winning entry will receive one (1) “Idea Complete Set” of Adams Golf Clubs selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize is $999.99.  The total ARV of all prizes offered is $4,999.95.  Prizes may differ from any prizes shown in promotional materials.  Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.  Limit one (1) prize per household.  See Section 6 below for winner notification details and additional prize restrictions.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND GENERAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS:  Each potential winner will be notified by phone and/or email, to verify his/her eligibility and ability to accept the prize.  If such a potential winner is not available or if there is no answer at the time any notification telephone call is made, a phone message will be left (if possible).  Any such phone message or email will instruct the potential winner to call a specified telephone number or reply by email within three (3) full business days (measured in the local time zone) after the time that the notification message was left.  Potential winner must reply as instructed to identify him/herself, confirm his/her eligibility and ability to accept the prize, and provide his/her complete contact information within such three (3) full business day period, or he/she will be disqualified.  In Sponsor’s sole discretion, a potential winner may only be notified one time as set forth above for attempted prize notification.  Each potential winner may subsequently be required to complete a notarized affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and (where legal) a publicity release, which must be returned within the time period specified in potential winner’s notification letter.  Winners will also be required to return an IRS W-9 form within the time period specified by Sponsor, and each winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 issued in his/her name for the actual value of prizes received.  Proof of identity, age, and legal residence may be required to claim a prize.  Any winner or potential winner may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion if: (a) he/she fails to provide any required information or properly completed documents within the required time period; (b) he/she fails to comply with any of the terms of these Official Rules; or (c) if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, any voicemail or message left is not timely returned, or any forms sent to potential winners are not timely returned as instructed.  In the event of disqualification of a winner or potential winner, at Sponsor’s sole discretion the applicable prize may be awarded to an alternate winner selected from among the remaining applicable eligible entries via the means of winner determination described herein, pending verification of eligibility.  If any prize remains unclaimed after three (3) potential winners have been notified for that prize, the prize may remain unawarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  No responsibility is assumed by Sponsor for any incorrect or missing postal address, email address or phone number associated with an entry, or any change of address, email or phone number of entrant after entry submission.  Any prize details not specified will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  No prize transfer.  Unless otherwise specified herein, no prize substitution except at Sponsor’s sole discretion due to unavailability, in which case a prize of comparable or greater value will be awarded.  All other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a prize not specified herein as being awarded are winner’s sole responsibility.  Sponsor will not replace any lost, damaged or stolen prizes.  Taxes on prizes and all expenses related to acceptance and use of prizes and not specified are the sole responsibility of the winners.

7. RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Promotion Parties, Facebook, Twitter, Inc., Golf Channel, and Adams Golf, Ltd., together with the respective officers, directors, employees, and agents of each (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use/misuse of any prize, including, but not limited to:  (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors or any errors made in the advertisement of the Sweepstakes; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (e) claims based on publicity rights, defamation and/or invasion of privacy and the collection, use and/or sharing by Sponsor of personally identifiable information of the entrants; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize.  Entrants further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.  Entrants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.  Without limiting the foregoing, the Sweepstakes, all prizes, and all materials provided on or through any Sweepstakes-related website are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. 

8. GENERAL:  Released Parties and Internet/wireless access providers are not responsible for: (i) incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled, illegible entries or postage-due mail; (ii) any technical malfunction, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or line failure in connection with any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or other equipment related to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes.  Entries are void if unreadable, inaccurate, incomplete, mutilated, tampered with, forged, mechanically reproduced, irregular in any way or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.  Although Sponsor attempts to ensure the integrity of the Sweepstakes, Released Parties are not responsible for the actions of entrants or other individuals in connection with the Sweepstakes, including entrants' or other individuals' attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.  In the event of any conflict between any Sweepstakes details contained in these Official Rules and Sweepstakes details contained in any Sweepstakes advertising materials, the details of the Sweepstakes as set forth in these Official Rules shall prevail.  If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical limitations or failures, by reason of any acts of God, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, unusually severe weather, strikes or legal disputes (whether legal or illegal), industry conditions, bankruptcy or liquidation, marketplace demands, applicable law, unforeseen obstacles or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, could corrupt, compromise, undermine or otherwise affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, viability or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of the Sweepstakes, and to select winner(s) from among the applicable eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, as applicable, or to proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Entry must be made by the entrant and via the means described in these Official Rules only.  You are not a winner until your entry has been verified and you have complied with these Official Rules.

9. CONDUCT:  By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants: (a) fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of Sponsor (which decisions shall be final and binding in all respects), including without limitation decisions regarding eligibility, winners and the interpretation of terms used in these Official Rules; (b) represent and warrant that all information provided by entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes is true, accurate and complete; and (c) agree to comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Sponsor reserves the right, at any time and at its sole discretion, to disqualify and/or deem ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes or any future Sponsor promotions, any individual it suspects: (a) to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any website; (b) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or Sponsor’s privacy policy or other terms, conditions or guidelines; (c) to be acting in bad faith or in a disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; (d) to have failed to agree to these Official Rules; or (e) to be in violation of these Official Rules.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES AS WELL AS CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.  SHOULD SPONSOR BELIEVE OR BECOME AWARE THAT SUCH AN ATTEMPT HAS BEEN, IS BEING, OR WILL BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY RESPONSIBLE ENTRANT(S) AND OTHER RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL(S) IN THE ATTEMPTED DAMAGE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

10. PUBLICITY:  By submitting an entry, you grant to Sponsor and its affiliated companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), voice, biographical information, entry and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing Sponsor, its affiliated companies, and the products or services of each, in any and all media without limitation as to time or territory, without compensation unless required by law.  You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), biographical information, or entry. 

11. PRIVACY:  Information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (as may be amended from time to time, and, currently available via www.macanudo.com), provided, that in the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and any such Privacy Policy, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail.  By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree that Sponsor may share your personal information with the Promotion Parties for the purpose of winner verification and prize fulfillment in the event that you are chosen as a potential winner. 

12. DISPUTES:  Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

13. WHO WON?:  To receive a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Macanudo Big Break Season Championship Sweepstakes Winner List Request, PO Box 750, Southbury, CT 06488-0750.

Requests must be received by July 31, 2014.

SPONSOR: General Cigar Company, Inc., 10900 Nuckols Road, Suite 100, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

© 2014 General Cigar Company, Inc.

All third party trademarks appearing in these Official Rules are the property of their respective owners, are used for descriptive purposes only, and do not imply any sponsorship or endorsement of this Sweepstakes.
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
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MACANUDO TWITTER PROMOTIONS
GENERAL RULES

THE PROMOTIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE INTENDED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“D.C.”) ONLY, EXCLUDING MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, AND VIRGINIA.  YOU MAY NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND NOT A LEGAL RESIDENT OF AND LOCATED IN ONE OF THE ELIGIBLE STATES OR D.C.  THE PROMOTIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE VOID OUTSIDE THE 50 UNITED STATES AND D.C., IN MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, AND VIRGINIA, AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

1.  DESCRIPTION:  These General Rules apply to sweepstakes and contests (each, a “Promotion”, together the "Promotions"), sponsored by General Cigar Co., Inc.  ("Sponsor") and offered via Twitter.  Twitter is a free online microblogging service.  The following information will be supplied to entrants on a per-Promotion basis: (a) entry period and time zone; (b) which action to take on Twitter in order to enter; (c) entry limits per person/Twitter account; (d) prize descriptions, values and restrictions; and (e) if applicable, entry judging criteria/tie breaker.

2.  ELIGIBILITY:  The Promotions are open to any individual who:  (a) is twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the date of entry; (b) is a legal resident of (and residing at the time of entry in) one of the 50 United States or D.C. (excluding Massachusetts, Michigan, and Virginia); (c) has a Twitter account; and (d) has a valid government-issued identification card.  The following individuals are NOT eligible to enter or win a prize: employees of Sponsor; Twitter, Inc.; the parent companies, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, brokers, printers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies of each; any other entities affiliated with the administration of the Promotions; (collectively, the “Promotion Parties”) and the immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, spouse) of each such person, and persons living in the same household as each such person (whether related or not).  Eligibility may be verified by Sponsor at any time.  The Promotions are void outside the 50 United States and D.C., in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Virginia, and wherever prohibited.

3.  AGREEMENT TO GENERAL RULES:  Participation in a Promotion constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these General Rules, the per-Promotion terms set by Sponsor, and the decisions of the Promotion Parties and judges, which are final and binding.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.  Any entrant may be disqualified at Sponsor’s sole discretion if he/she fails to comply with any of the terms of these General Rules or the per-Promotion terms set by Sponsor.

4.  TO ENTER:  To prepare to enter a Promotion: (1) sign into your Twitter account or, if you are not already a member, becoming a member of Twitter.com and sign into your Twitter account; and (2) “follow” @macanudo on Twitter.  When a Promotion is offered, you will receive a Tweet from @macanudo with instructions on how to enter and where to get complete details (details also listed on www.macanudo.com).  Follow the provided instructions to complete the entry process during the stated entry period (each such submission, and “Entry”).  Entries and other submitted material become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  All Entries for each Promotion must be received during the applicable entry period.  Entries submitted in excess of stated per-Promotion entry limits will be void.  Use of any automated system to enter as determined by Sponsor in its sole judgment is prohibited and will result in disqualification at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated maximum number of entries by using multiple/different Twitter accounts, identities, registrations, or logins, or through any other methods, may void all of that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified.  If your Twitter account is set to “protected mode”, your updates/responses will not be visible in Sponsor’s @Reply inbox; and, therefore, will not be received by Sponsor, resulting in your failure to enter any Promotion which requires such updates/responses.  Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service will apply.  If you post updates to or receive updates from Twitter from your wireless phone, such activity will be subject to the charges pursuant to your wireless service provider’s rate plan.  You further understand that by participation in a Promotion via mobile phone, if you are a potential winner, the Sponsor may contact you via mobile phone, which will be subject to the charges pursuant to your wireless service provider’s rate plan.  Please consult your wireless service provider for more information.  All terms and conditions of Twitter.com apply.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account.  In event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the natural person who is the “authorized account holder” assigned by Twitter to the Twitter account in question.  It is your sole responsibility to notify the Sponsor in writing if you change your Twitter account. 

 5.  WINNER DETERMINATION/ODDS OF WINNING:  Winner(s) will be determined within five (5) business days after the close of each Promotion.  In the case of a random draw Promotion, winner(s) will be chosen via random drawing from among all eligible Entries received for that Promotion, and odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible Entries received for that Promotion.  In the case of a skill-based Promotion, the winner(s) will be determined by Sponsor’s judges who will rate all eligible entries in accordance with the stated judging criteria, and the odds of winning will depend on the skill of the entrant and the number and quality of Entries received for that Promotion.

 6.  WINNER NOTIFICATION:  Each potential winner will first be notified on Twitter by Direct Message to the potential winner’s Twitter account.  To claim a prize, each winner will be required to respond by email within twenty-four (24) hours after transmission of the aforementioned message and provide his/her full name, email address, physical mailing address and phone number.  Subsequently, each winner will receive additional prize claim instructions by mail and/or email and may be required to complete, sign and return: (a) an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release; (b) where lawful, a Publicity Release; and (c) where applicable, a Copyright Assignment.  Further, potential winners will be required to provide a copy of a valid government-issued identification card as proof of age.  All requested documents must be returned to Sponsor by the date specified in winner’s notification email/letter.  Any prize details not specified will be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Prizes are not transferable or refundable and must be accepted as awarded.  No other substitutions may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or component thereof) with another prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Winners are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and for any expenses, costs or fees associated with acceptance and/or use of prizes not specified by Sponsor as being included.  Limit one prize per entrant, per Promotion.  At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: (a) a potential winner’s failure to respond to initial notification via Twitter Direct Message within twenty-four (24) hours after its transmission; (b) the failure of notification due to deactivation of the potential winner’s Twitter account prior to receipt of notification; (c) a potential winner’s failure to become a follower of @macanudo, resulting in the potential winner’s failure to receive a Direct Message from Sponsor; (d) a potential winner’s Twitter account being set to “protected mode” so that the potential winner’s updates/responses may not be visible in Sponsor’s @Reply inbox; (e) potential winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; (f) potential winner’s failure to complete and return required documents by the date specified in winner’s notification email/letter; and (g) any other non-compliance with these General Rules or the specific terms of a Promotion. 

7.  INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY/CONDUCT:  By submitting an Entry that contains intellectual property, you represent and warrant that your Entry:  (a) is 100% your own original work produced for the applicable Promotion; (b) has not been entered in or won previous contests or awards; and (c) has not been published previously in any medium.  Further, by submitting an Entry of any kind, you represent and warrant that your Entry: (a)  is not sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, nor does it describe any materially dangerous activity; (b) does not promote illegal drugs or firearms (or the use of any of the foregoing), or any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message; (c) is not obscene or offensive, nor does it endorse any form of hate or hate group; (d) does not defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies; (e) does not contain trademarks or logos owned by others (except trademarks and logos owned by Sponsor), or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind (other than those owned by Sponsor); (f) does not otherwise infringe any third party’s intellectual property or privacy rights, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, e-mail addresses or street addresses; (g) does not contain copyrighted materials owned by others; (h) does not contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without such person’s explicit advance permission; and (i) does not depict, and cannot itself, be in violation of any law.  Sponsor's determination as to whether any Entry potentially violates the rights of any third party is final.  In Sponsor’s sole discretion, Entries that do not include all required information and do not adhere to the foregoing and following requirements will be considered void.

8.  SPONSOR’S RIGHTS TO ENTRIES:  By submitting an Entry, you grant the Sponsor and its affiliated companies the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to copyright, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit, and otherwise use the Entry (with or without using your name) in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation, or approval from you or any other party.  By submitting an Entry, you forever waive any rights of copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, privacy rights, and any other legal or moral rights in the Entry that may preclude the Promotion Parties’ use of the Entry, or require your permission for the Promotion Parties to use the Entry.  By submitting an Entry, you further agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against any of the Promotion Parties, or any other person, on the grounds that any use of the Entry, or any derivative works, infringe any of your rights, including, without limitation, copyrights, or moral rights.  You further acknowledge that the Sponsor is in no way obligated to broadcast, publish or use your Entry in any way.  Nothing herein shall constitute an employment, joint venture, or partnership relationship between you and the Sponsor.  In no way are you to be construed as the agent or to be acting as the agent of the Sponsor. 

9.  GENERAL CONDITIONS:  In the event that the operation, security, or administration of a Promotion is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either:  (a) suspend a Promotion to address the impairment and then resume a Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these General Rules; (b) award prizes according to the specific Promotion details from among the eligible Entries received up to the time of the impairment; or (c) to proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  If, due to a human, typographical, mechanical or other error, the number of potential winners notified is greater than the listed number of prizes at any level, such listed number of prizes will be awarded in a random drawing from among all eligible entrants who submit a legitimate prize claim for that level.  The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of a Promotion or to be acting in violation of these General Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of a Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these General Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  

10.  RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  By participating in a Promotion, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent companies, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, suppliers, brokers, printers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies, and any other entities affiliated with the administration of the Promotions, together with the respective officers, directors, employees, and agents of each (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in a Promotion or receipt or use/misuse of any prize, including, but not limited to:  (a) unauthorized human intervention in a Promotion; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors or any errors made in the advertisement of a Promotion; (d) errors in the administration of a Promotion or the processing of entries; (e) changes to Twitter policies and procedures that may interfere with the operation of a Promotion; or (f) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in a Promotion or receipt of any prize.  Entrants further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in a Promotion, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees.  Entrants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.  Without limiting the foregoing, a Promotion, all prizes, and all materials provided on or through any Promotion-related website are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. 

11.  INDEMNIFICATION:  You agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of the Released Parties due to or arising out of your Entry, or your conduct in creating a Entry or otherwise in connection with a Promotion, including but not limited to:  claims for trademark infringement; copyright infringement; violation of an individual’s right of publicity or right of privacy; or defamation. 

12.  PUBLICITY:  By submitting an Entry, you grant to Sponsor and its affiliated companies the right, except where prohibited by law, to use your name, likeness, picture, address (city and state), voice, biographical information, Entry and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes in promoting or publicizing Sponsor, its affiliated companies, and the products or services of each, in any and all media without limitation as to time or territory, without compensation unless required by law.  You shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based on invasion of privacy, defamation, or right of publicity) arising out of any use, blurring, alteration, or use in composite form of your name, picture, likeness, address (city and state), biographical information, or Entry.  

13.  PRIVACY:  Information submitted in connection with a Promotion will be treated in accordance with these General Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (as may be amended from time to time), currently located at http://www.macanudo.com/privacy-policy; provided, that in the event of any conflict between these General Rules and such Privacy Policy, the terms and conditions of these General Rules shall prevail.  By entering a Promotion, you agree that Sponsor may share your personal information with the Promotion Parties for the purpose of winner verification and prize fulfillment in the event that you are chosen as a potential winner. 

14.  DISPUTES:  Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, a Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Virginia.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these General Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with a Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Virginia, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Virginia or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Virginia. 

15.  WHO WON:  For a current list of winners, visit www.twitter.com/macanudo.

SPONSOR: General Cigar Co., Inc., 7300 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23225

The Twitter name, logo, Twitter T, Tweet, and Twitter blue bird are trademarks of Twitter, Inc. in the United States and other countries.  Twitter, Inc. is not a sponsor of the Promotions.

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