We've done our share of fun giveaways on The A.V. Club—we even gave away a hoodie worn by Aaron Paul on screen once. But this one might just take the severed-head-on-a-tortoise cake: We're giving one lucky reader (and their guest) tickets to the Breaking Bad finale screening and after-party in Los Angeles, including airfare, hotel, and ground transportation. You also get VIP tickets to the afterparty, which will be attended by Aaron Paul and other exciting Hollywood people. You've gotta work for it, though: The whole thing is being sponsored by Bushmills Irish Whiskey, so we're calling it "Toasting Bad"—and to enter, you need to toast the show via Twitter.
Here's what you've gotta do: Come up with a toast to a Breaking Bad character, and include @TheAVClub, @BushmillsUSA, and #ToastingBad. Example: "Gus, we weren't brothers, but you'll always be this pollo's hermano @TheAVClub @BushmillsUSA #ToastingBad." Have some fun, be creative, and we'll pick our favorite to send to the big shindig. We're accepting entries through September 23, 2013, so get going.
(And if you're struggling to come up with something, but still want to win anyway, Omaze is offering another chance to attend the finale with Paul—and even have him chauffeur you around L.A. in an RV—through a straight raffle drawing. Purchase tickets here; all proceeds benefit the Kind Campaign against bullying, co-founded by Aaron's wife.)
Here's some official business, which will be reiterated below: You and your guest must be 21 or older. You must be located in the United States. You must be available to fly to Los Angeles on Friday, September 27, and back to your point of origin on Monday, September 30. There will be no cash alternative to this prize, and no amendments or substitutions to the prize.
PROMOTION IS OFFERED ONLY TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS, AGE 21 YEARS OR OLDER, AND IS GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
The “Toasting Bad” contest (the “Promotion”) begins on or about September 16, 2013 at 12:01 am Central Standard Time (“CST”) and ends on September 23, 2013, at 11:59 pm CST (the “Promotion Period”). At the end of the Promotion Period, one (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected from all eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period as more fully set forth below. By participating in the Promotion, each entrant accepts and agrees that the following are non-negotiable requirements of entry. By completing and submitting an official entry form, you are agreeing to be bound by these Official Rules (the “Rules”) and by the decisions of Onion, Inc (d/b/a The A.V. Club)., located at 730 N. Franklin, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654 (“Sponsor”) which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to amend and alter these Official Rules without notice.
Please read these Official Rules carefully before you start to use the “Website” (as defined herein). You may only use the Website (and the services provided through the Website) if you agree to these Rules. Your use of the Website indicates your unconditional acceptance of these Rules.
The Website is designed for your convenience and if you have any comments or problems and any questions regarding the Website and/or products and services featured on the Website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you experience technical problems while using the Website please contact Sponsor here also. The Website provides access to a number of services provided by us that may only be used in accordance with these Official Rules.
Only legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are twenty one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry are eligible to enter. Officers, directors and employees of Sponsor, Onion Inc and Bushmills USA, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies (all such individuals and entities referred to collectively herein as the “Promotion Entities”), and each of their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household are not eligible to enter the Promotion or win a prize. This Promotion is void where prohibited.
HOW TO ENTER:
To enter, Tweet or Instagram a “toast” to a Breaking Bad character, including “@TheAVClub” “@BushmillsUSA” and “#ToastingBad” in your entry.
Entries must be received by the end of the Promotion Period.
Any communication or information transmitted to Sponsor and/or the Website by electronic mail or otherwise is and will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary. Proof of submission is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt of such entry. Furthermore, Sponsor shall have no liability for any Entry that is lost, intercepted or not received by the Sponsor.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:
At the end of the Promotion Period, Sponsor will select one (1) winner of a Grand Prize. The prize winner will be notified by telephone, e-mail, and/or mail using the contact information provided at the time of entry within ten (10) days after the end of the Promotion Period. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by the potential winner for any reason. If any potential winner does not respond within the time required by Sponsor, or if the winner notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to any potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the prize for any reason, such potential winner will be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to another randomly selected winner.
One (1) winner of a Grand Prize will receive a trip to Los Angeles, CA consisting of the following
(i) Round-trip coach class air transportation from a major commercial airport near winner’s residence to Los Angeles, CA for winner and one guest;
(ii) Three (3) nights standard hotel accommodations in Los Angeles, CA from September 27, 2013 through September 30, 2013;
(iii) ground transportation from airport to hotel, hotel to screening and afterparty, afterparty to hotel, and hotel to airport
(iv) VIP Passes for winner and their guest to the Breaking Bad screening and afterparty
Trip to Los Angeles, CA must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor. The actual value of the trip may vary depending on point of departure and fluctuations in the cost of air transportation, ground transportation, and other accommodations. Any difference between the estimated ARV and the actual value of the trip portion of the prize will not be awarded. If winner resides within a 100-mile radius of Los Angeles, ground transportation may be provided in lieu of air transportation, and no compensation will be provided for any difference in prize value. Travel dates are subject to availability; blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Winner is responsible for having valid travel documents including government identification and/or passports. Grand Prize winner is responsible for all travel expenses not included herein, including airline baggage fees, gratuities, meals, and any other incidental costs or expenses related to participation in this prize. Sponsor shall not be responsible if the Breaking Bad screening is delayed, postponed, or canceled for any reason. Grand Prize winner agrees that any and all event admissions or tickets included in the Grand Prize are awarded pursuant to a revocable, nontransferable license that is personal to that winner, and may not be sold, resold, auctioned, bartered, assigned, exchanged, placed in commerce, transferred, given away, donated or otherwise conveyed.
The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $8,000 USD.
GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS:
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prizes of comparable value if any prize listed is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason. Prizes will be awarded only if the potential prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules. All portions of the prize(s) are non-assignable and non-transferable. Any prizes pictured in point-of-sale, online, television and print advertising, promotional packaging, and other Promotion materials are for illustrative purposes only. All details and other restrictions of the prize(s) not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prize winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize. The potential prize winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, "Prize Claim Documents"). If any potential winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within three (3) days of prize notification, the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.
The Promotion Entities make no warranties, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Promotion. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE PROMOTION ENTITIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
By participating in the Promotion, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any entrant in or winner of the Promotion, each entrant irrevocably grants the Promotion Entities and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such entrant’s name, likeness, biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes as well as in, on or in connection with the Website or the Promotion or other promotions, and hereby release the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto.
Each entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Promotion Entities harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of entrant hereunder.
GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE/FORCE MAJEURE:
Entrants agree that the Promotion Entities (A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Promotion or any Promotion-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s, or any other person’s, computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or otherwise participating in the Promotion, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Promotion if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Promotion is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Promotion as contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Promotion as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Promotion. If the Promotion is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the winner in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
DATES & DEADLINES/ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF PROMOTIONANTS:
Because of the unique nature and scope of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Promotion. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Promotion.
ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROMOTION SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS, and any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties and/OR causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
WINNER’S LIST/OFFICIAL RULES
To obtain a copy of any legally-required winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: 730 N. Franklin, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654. All such requests must be received within twelve (12) weeks after the end of the Promotion Period. These Official Rules will be posted on the Website during the Promotion Period.