Let’s face it, your dad is the coolest guy you know. Because whether you were tinkering together on the junk car he bought you in high school, building a bookshelf out in the garage, or awkwardly navigating birds and bees, he taught you everything. Your dad — and we’re giving the old man the benefit of the doubt here — was there the first time you caught a ball on the field and your first wave in the ocean. He stood behind you when you learned to pedal your bike without training wheels, cheering you as the wind rushed past your face, and he was ready with a band aid when you inevitably crashed. He was that dude reminding you to try again, giving you advice on the next approach, and telling you to never give up.
That’s what a good dad does. He makes you cooler and smarter, but he also gives you all the tools to succeed. Together, there’s no project too big, and no challenge too daunting. When you knew your dad had your back, nothing scared you in the world. He didn’t just provide you with food on the table, your dad gave you experiences.
So this Father’s Day, instead of a card or quick phone call, why not get him an amazing trip that only you and he can share? Because it’s your turn to give your dad the experience of lifetime — if only to pay him back for that time he drove 16 hours to Florida so you and your bratty siblings could go to Disney World. You kind of owe the guy.
And if you’re stuck on what amazing trip to plan for your dad or are strapped for funds, John Varvatos wants to help you out. They’re partnering with Uproxx to provide a once in a lifetime trip for one lucky reader and their dad. The winner and his or her lucky father will win tickets to the most epic concert of their choosing. They’ll fly you out there from anywhere in the continental U.S., put you up in a hotel, and drive you around the city in style. Plus, you’ll receive two full sized bottles of John Varvatos fragrance and two brand new John Varvatos outfits to rock at the concert. It’ll be a trip you and your dad will remember forever, and it couldn’t be easier to score.
Here is how to enter:
To enter, all you have to do is comment with @JohnVarvatos on our Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram posts about the contest with the reason why your dad is the coolest creator or craftsman you know, and then tag it with the #moderncreator and #sweepstakes hashtags. That’s it! We’ll choose our winner on June 17th (just in time for Father’s Day!). So get out there and tell us why your dad deserves this more than every other dad in the world (because let’s face it, there may be a lot of cool dads in the universe, but only yours truly deserves the title of coolest dad ever).
If your dad has created special memories for you, you should enter today to return the favor.
OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE “MODERN CREATORS – FATHERS DAY” SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”)
TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND INSTAGRAM ARE NOT SPONSORS OF THIS CONTEST. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE ENTERED IN OR FROM THE CONTIGUOUS FORTY-EIGHT (48) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. ENTRIES ORIGINATING FROM ANY OTHER JURISDICTION ARE NOT ELLIGIBLE FOR ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Please read these Official Rules (these “Official Rules”) for the MODERN CREATORS – FATHERS DAY (the “Sweepstakes”) sponsored by John Varvatos Fragrances (the “Sponsor”) and administered by Uproxx Media Group Inc. (the “Administrator”).
Methods of Entry
Free Method of Entry: During the Entry Period, to enter the Sweepstakes without making a purchase, mail a 3”x 5” piece of paper with your name, home mailing address, email address, day/evening phone number in an envelope with proper postage to “Uproxx Media Group Inc., Attn: Modern Creators – Father’s Day Sweepstakes – Free Entry,” 10381 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. All entries must be postmarked by no earlier than June 1, 2017 and received no later than June 16, 2017. Limit: 1 entry request per person. All mail-in entries must be hand printed, become the exclusive property of Sponsor and Administrator, and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Administrator. Neither Sponsor nor Administrator is responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified.
Entry Period: The dates and times of entry and for the Sweepstakes are set forth below.
Start: 12:01AM PST on June 1, 2017.
End: 11:59PM PST on June 16, 2017.
Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to natural persons who are at least 18 years of age as of May 31, 2017, and are legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. Employees, directors, members, managers and officers of the Sponsor, Administrator, and any other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Promotion (collectively, the “Entities”) and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, commercial partners, and any of their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household, and persons who were awarded a prize or received other promotional consideration from the Sponsor and/or Administrator within six (6) months prior to the beginning of the Entry Period are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. An “Eligible Entry” is an Entry submitted by a person that complies with (a) the eligibility requirements set forth in this paragraph, (b) all other terms and conditions of these Rules, and (c) all applicable usage rules of Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, as applicable. The Administrator’s determination of eligibility, in its sole and absolute discretion, shall be final.
Random Drawing; Selection of Winners:
One (1) winner will be selected at random (the “winner”) on or about June 20, 2017 from among all eligible entries received throughout the Entry Period. The decisions of the Administrator are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Entry Period. Potential winners must comply with these Official Rules as published in order to accept the prize and be confirmed as an official winner.
Notification of Winner; Verification:
On or about June 21, 2017, Administrator will notify the potential winners via direct message to the potential winner’s social media account used to enter the Sweepstakes or via the contact information included in the Free Method of entry listed above (note: in order to receive such Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram direct message, you must be (a) following Administrator’s Facebook account located at https://www.facebook.com/UPROXX/, Administrator’s Instagram Account located at https://www.instagram.com/uproxx/, or Administrator’s Twitter Account located at https://twitter.com/UPROXX (depending on the method of entry) and/or (b) have your account settings set to “unprotected” or “public”). Upon notification or notification attempt, potential winners will be required to execute and return an affidavit of acceptance, eligibility, liability, and publicity release (where legal) as well as a travel release for their guest, if applicable, within twenty-four (24) hours of such notification or notification attempt, or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner, who will be selected in a random drawing from among remaining eligible entries, if any, will be notified. Administrator will attempt to contact such potential winner two (2) times during the twenty-four-hour period. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor, Administrator and each and all of their designees to use the name, photo, video, voice, likeness, and biographical information of the prize winner and guest, if applicable, in connection with the Sweepstakes and the exploitation thereof (including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes), in perpetuity, throughout the universe, in all media, without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a potential winner, the authorized account holder of the Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an account by the organization responsible for assigning Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.
Prizes and Approximate Retail Value
One (1) winner will receive the following (a) Two (2) tickets to a musical concert of winner’s choosing within the contiguous 48 United States, subject to availability, (b) Two (2) roundtrip airline tickets to the concert originating within the contiguous 48 United States ; (c) One (1) dual occupancy hotel room for use by winner and guest; (d) Transportation for winner and winner’s guest to and from the airports closest to winner’s place of residence within the contiguous 48 United States and the concert, and transportation to and from the hotel and concert venue and (e) Two (2) sets of clothing items (to be chosen at Administrator’s discretion) from the John Varvatos clothing line (collectively the “Prize”). Winner will have fourteen (14) days from acceptance of the Prize to select a concert and concert location. Should tickets to the event be sold out or otherwise unavailable, winner will have another opportunity to select a concert. If winner does not select a concert and/or concert location within fourteen (14) days, Administrator may select a concert and location at its sole discretion. The approximate retail value (“AVR”) of the Prize is $4,990 USD (subject to availability and origin location of winner). Limit of one (1) prize may be won per person, per family or household address.
All expenses not specifically identified in these Official Rules as part of the Prize are not included, and are the sole responsibility of the winner, including, but not limited to: set up services, cable service, Internet service, warranty services, or repair services. Neither Sponsor nor Administrator is responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the delivery services, vendors, prize providers or any other persons. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of damage to any prize element or any delay in its delivery except at the sole and absolute discretion of the Administrator
The Prize must be accepted as awarded and no substitution, transfer, conversion or assignment of any Prize is allowed. The Prize is not redeemable for cash except in the sole and absolute discretion of Administrator. In the event of unavailability of any prize, the Administrator may substitute an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
THE PRIZE WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR TO THE WINNER “AS IS.” THE SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR MAKE NO, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, REGARDING THE PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Taxes: All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of each winner. Consult with your tax professional regarding potential tax implications.
Indemnification: By participating in the Sweepstakes and, if selected as a winner, by accepting the Prize, you agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Entities, any persons working with the Sponsor and/or Administrator in connection with the Contest, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, licensees, assigns, promotional partners, advertising agencies, commercial partners, publishers and the respective officers, directors, managers, members, employees, agents, successors, licensees and assigns of each of the foregoing from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any loss, harm, damage, injury, cause of action, claim, cost or expense (including, without limitation, any property damage, personal injury and/or death) arising out of or in connection with your participation in the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, acceptance, use or misuse of , or participation in any prize or prize activities.
Warranties and Consents: By entering the Sweepstakes, you: (a) represent and warrant that (i) you have read, and agree to be bound by, these Official Rules and any applicable policies or procedures posted by Sponsor and/or Administrator, (ii) based on these Official Rules, you are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes, and (iii) all of the information provided as part of your entry is accurate and (b) consent to the use of your name, pictures of you in film or electronic (video) form, sound and video recordings of your voice, and/or likeness by the Sponsor and/or Administrator and its licensees for promotional purposes (whether online, in print or through any other media now known or hereafter developed) for the Sweepstakes or any future sweepstakes, including without limitation to television, the Internet, and for exhibition, distribution, advertising, and sale, without additional compensation or authorization unless prohibited by law; and (c) agree to be bound by the interpretations of these Official Rules by the Administrator, in its sole and absolute discretion, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
Arbitration; Waiver of Certain Damages: As a condition of participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree that: (i) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain an award for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other indirect damages; (ii) all causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or the prizes or prize activities shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association before a single arbitrator located in Los Angeles, California; and (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event shall any claim, judgment or award include attorneys’ fees or any equitable or injunctive relief. Disputes arising out of the Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of California without reference to its or any other jurisdiction’s conflicts of laws principles. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the fullest extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES: THE SPONSOR IS PROVIDING THE SWEEPSTAKES ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE SPONSOR DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SWEEPSTAKES OR THE TECHNOLOGY USED TO PROVIDE IT: (I) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE; (II) WILL BE FREE OF DEFECTS, INACCURACIES OR ERRORS; OR (III) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR ENABLE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN IT. THE SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE MADE EXPRESSLY IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
General Terms: Sponsor and Administrator, in connection with the Sweepstakes, assume no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or servers on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any website, or any combination thereof, or any incomplete, lost, late, delayed, misdirected or garbled entries or failure to receive entries, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or to download materials or software related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the grand prizes and/or the winners. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or is disrupted or corrupted, including, without limitation, by strikes, acts of war or terrorism, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical or system failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, or for any reason the Sponsor and/or Administrator deem it necessary, the Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right in their sole and absolute discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other online or text message entries are permitted. The Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right in their sole and absolute discretion to disqualify any person from the Sweepstakes if either Sponsor or Administrator suspects or finds that such person: (i) has used a software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message entry; (ii) has tampered with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; (iii) is acting or has acted in violation of these Official Rules; (iv) is acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; or (v) has provided inaccurate information on any document submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes.
ANY ATTEMPT BY YOU TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Severability; Headings: If any provision of these Official Rules is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Official Rules and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining provision hereof. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for convenience of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof.
Winner’s List: Requests for a copy of these Official Rules or a list of winners of the Sweepstakes, available after July 1, 2017, must be sent in writing to Attn: Sweepstakes Team, Uproxx Media Group Inc., 10381 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 in a self-addressed stamped envelope. Such requests must identify the name of the Sweepstakes as set forth above. Requests for a list of winners must be sent within sixty (60) days following the end of the Sweepstakes.
Removal Requests: Requests to remove your name and address from all lists of names and addresses used by the Sponsor and/or Administrator for any sweepstakes must be sent in writing to the Administrator with a self-addressed stamped envelope to Attn: Sweepstakes Team, Uproxx Media Group Inc., 10381 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, California 90232. Such requests must identify the name of the Sweepstakes as set forth above and include the registration information you provided to enter the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor and/or Administrator (as applicable) will remove your name no later than sixty (60) days after a promoter receives your Removal Request.