NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR OPTING-IN TO MAILING LIST WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING.
SPONSOR: Alon USA, LP (“Sponsor”), Alon USA, LP 12700 Park Central Dr #1600 Dallas, TX 75251
ADMINISTRATORS: Pocketstop, LLC (“Administrator”), 5646 Milton Street, Suite 100LL, Dallas, Texas 75206.
ELIGIBILITY: The ALON World’s Largest Gift Card 2017 Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents in U.S. States of New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry and meet all of the following entry criteria. The eligibility criteria only applies to the Entrant and not the nominator (if applicable). Officers, directors, and employees (and members of their immediate family, IRS dependents, and household members, whether legally related or not) of Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and web design agencies, and all other entities involved in the creation, administration, or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes, are not eligible to enter or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Participation constitutes entrant’s unconditional agreement to these “Official Rules” and to Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. The potential Prize Winners are subject to verification by Sponsor or Administrator. An entrant is not a winner of any prize until entrant’s eligibility as the Sweepstakes winner has been verified, entrant has been notified that verification is complete, and entrant has complied with the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on May 1, 2017 at 10:00 Central Time (“CT”) and ends on July 31, 2017 at 23:59 CT (“Closing Date”). The Administrator’s server is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, participants may enter by:
Text. Text any of the following words: GIFTCARD or WORLDRECORD from your personal mobile device to 444222 will record 1 entry and will subscribe your mobile device to receive recurring promotional offers and discounts from our various retailers/businesses via our mobile club. By texting GIFTCARD or WORLDRECORD from your mobile device, you agree to receive marketing text messages generated by an automated dialer from ALON Brands and/or our various retailers/businesses to your mobile number. Message frequencies varies. You also agree and understand that consent is not required to make a purchase. Message & data rates may apply. For information, go to www.pocketstop.com/tou. LIMIT: One (1) entry per person via mobile device. Additional text entries will be disqualified.
Mail-In. Hand-write your complete name (no initials), valid e-mail address, street address (P.O. Boxes not accepted), city, state, ZIP code, telephone number, keyword GIFTCARD or WORLDRECORD, and date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY) on a 3½”x5” card (“Mail-In Entry”) and mail it in an envelope with proper postage affixed to: ALON World’s Largest Gift Card 2017 Sweepstakes, Alon USA, LP 12700 Park Central Dr #1600 Dallas, TX 75251. No copies. One name on each entry and one entry per envelope. Each entry, regardless of the submission method, will have an equal chance of winning.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY: Each Sweepstakes text entry will generate a text response to an entry in the Sweepstakes confirming participation.
MOBILE DEVICE TERMS: In the event of a dispute over the identity of a mobile device entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the mobile device at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a mobile device by its respective wireless service provider. If a dispute cannot be resolved to the Administrator’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible. Standard text and data rates may apply, and any such costs are the responsibility of the entrant. By entering this Sweepstakes by mobile device, entrant consents to receive additional text messages from Sponsor relating to this Sweepstakes, including a message notifying entrant that they are a potential winner in this Sweepstakes. Entrant further understands that such text messages will be subject to the charges imposed by your carrier’s rate plan. Proof of sending (such as a “thanks for entering” reply message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Administrator of an entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes. Only eligible entries actually received by Administrator before the Closing Date will be included.
By entering the Sweepstakes entrant agrees to Administrator’s SMS Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) located at www.myALON.com. If entrant elects to opt-in to receive additional promotional text offers from Sponsor, such promotional programs will also be subject to Administrator’s Terms and Conditions. Administrator may modify its Terms and Conditions at its discretion without providing notice to entrant.
PRIZE DRAWINGS & ODDS OF WINNING: Per the schedule below, random drawings will be held from all entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The drawing will be conducted by Administrator, and Administrator’s decisions will be final in all matters pertaining to the random drawing. The odds of winning the prizes depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The potential Prize Winner will be subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Drawings will be held on the following Selection Date and Time:
August 1, 2017 at 10:00 CT
AWARDING OF PRIZE: The potential Prize Winners will be notified by telephone call or text message―at the same telephone number through which the text entry was received or which was included by entrant in any alternative method of entry (e.g. an online Sweepstakes entry form). One (1) telephone call/text message attempt will be made during the Sweepstakes period to reach the potential Prize Winner. If the potential Prize Winner does not respond to Administrator within twenty-four (24) hours of notification, Administrator will randomly select a second potential Prize Winner and the same process will be repeated until a Prize Winner is found and the Prize is awarded. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor or Administrators, forfeiture of the Prize and the selection of an alternate Prize Winner may result from any of the following: a) the potential Prize Winner’s failure to respond to notification within the specified response period; b) the potential Prize Winner’s failure to provide Administrator with satisfactory proof of age, identity, and residence; c) any other non-compliance with these Official Rules.
The Prize winners will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize(s) he or she receives, regardless of whether it, in whole or in part, is used.
PRIZES: One (1) prize will be awarded, and will consist of:
One (1) ALON Gift Card carrying a value of $10,000 redeemable for FREE ALON Gas and in-store purchases, the name mention in the Guinness Book of World Records, and an official Guinness Book of World Record certificate, an ARV of $10,000
Total ARV of all prizes awarded: $10,000. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in any form.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is unavailable for any reason. The Prizes are nontransferable and not redeemable for cash. Any portion of the Prize not accepted by the Prize Winner will be forfeited.
If a gift card or coupons are awarded and/or included in the Prize and are lost, destroyed, or stolen they will not be replaced. All pre-paid credit cards are subject to their respective terms and conditions and may include restrictions which Winner agrees to abide and be bound by.
ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE).
PUBLICITY: Subject to applicable law, acceptance of the Prizes constitutes the Prize winner’s consent to Sponsor’s use of Prize winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information, statements, and/or home state (“Publicity”) for advertising and promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without remuneration for said use.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor or Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s or Administrator’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor or Administrator in its sole discretion. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event the Prize Winners engage in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor or any prize provider in its or their sole and absolute discretion) is obnoxious, inappropriate, or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Prize or other applicable experience early.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION, WHETHER CAUSED BY WEBSITE OR MOBILE DEVICE USERS, TAMPERING, HACKING, OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION (INCLUDING TEXT MESSAGE TRANSMISSION), COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURY OR DAMAGE TO ENTRANT’S OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON’S MOBILE DEVICE RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. IF, FOR ANY REASON, THE SWEEPSTAKES IS NOT CAPABLE OF RUNNING AS PLANNED BY REASON OF INFECTION BY COMPUTER VIRUS, WORMS, BUGS, TAMPERING, UNAUTHORIZED INTERVENTION, FRAUD, TECHNICAL FAILURES, OR ANY OTHER CAUSES WHICH SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR, IN THE SOLE OPINION OF SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR, DEEMS COULD CORRUPT OR AFFECT THE ADMINISTRATION, SECURITY, FAIRNESS, INTEGRITY, OR PROPER CONDUCT OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES, SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR RESERVE THE RIGHT IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION TO CANCEL, TERMINATE, MODIFY OR SUSPEND THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND SELECT THE WINNER FROM ENTRIES RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE ACTION TAKEN OR IN SUCH OTHER MANNER AS SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR MAY DEEM FAIR AND APPROPRIATE. IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF THE SPONSOR WITH RESPECT TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, INDEMNITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FURTHER, IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE, IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR BE LIABLE FOR PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, WHETHER THE CAUSE OF ACTION IS IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND PARTICIPANT/ENTRANT FURTHER WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE ANY DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED.
DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, 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, exclusively, before the appropriate Texas federal or state courts located in Dallas County, Texas. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Sweepstakes, or the rights and obligations of the participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas. By entering, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Dallas, Texas.
WINNERS LIST: The Winner List may be requested only after the Closing Date and no later than August 31, 2017. To receive the Winner List, send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject line: “ALON WORLD’S LARGEST GIFT CARD 2017 SWEEPSTAKES WINNER LIST.”
ADMINISTRATION OF SWEEPSTAKES: The Administrator’s administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential Prize Winners, and the determination of eligibility are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winner from all entries received on or after the Closing Date.