FAS MART® GOLDEN TICKET GAME

OFFICIAL RULES

 

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

 

ELIGIBILITY: The Fas Mart®  Golden Ticket Game (the “Game”) is open only to legal residents of  CT, DE, KY, MD, NC, PA, TN & VA  (“Eligibility Area”), 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  Officers, managers, and employees of GPM Investments, LLC, dba Fas Mart/Shore Stop (“Sponsor”) and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and production agencies (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to herein as the “Game Entities”), and the immediate family members (spouse, children, parents, siblings and their spouses) and persons living in the same household of each such person are not eligible to enter or win. Eligibility may be verified at any time.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  By entering, you agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and all decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Game.  Game is void outside CT, DE, KY, MD, NC, PA, TN & VA , and where prohibited. 

 

GAME PERIOD:  The Game begins on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the “Game Period”).  The Sponsor’s database computer is the official time-keeping device for the Game.  By participating in the Game, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules.

 

HOW TO PLAY:   Receive (1) one golden ticket (“Game Piece”) with the purchase of any drink at participating Fas Mart/Shore Stop locations in the Eligibility Area, during the Game Period, while supplies last.  Each Game Piece contains a single alphanumeric code (“Code”).  Visit the website www.fasmart.com (“Website”), click on the “Golden Ticket” link, and follow instructions to submit the information requested, including entering your Code.  You may also request a free Game Piece from a sales associate in any participating Fas Mart/Shore Stop location during the Game Period, while supplies last.  Limit one (1) Game Piece per person, per store visit, regardless of method of requesting/receiving the Game Piece, and regardless of number of beverages purchased during the same visit.  A store visit comprises all entries into the same store location within a 4-hour period.  Game is sponsored solely by Sponsor.  No beverage company mentioned or depicted in any advertising relating to the Game is a sponsor of or associated in any way with the Game.

 

Upon visiting the Website you may also be given the option to choose to receive promotional messages from the Sponsor; however, your election to do so is optional and will not affect your chances of winning.  If you elect not to receive promotional messages you may still receive one e-mail message indicating whether or not you received a prize.  All Code submissions must be made online by the end of the Game Period in order to participate.  Proof of submission is not proof of receipt.  Any information you submit will be subject to the Sponsor’s privacy policy posted on http://fasmart.com/About_us.html under the heading “Acceptance of Terms.”  

 

DETERMINATION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: 

 

Weekly Prizes.   One (1) weekly prize will be awarded for each of the 18 weeks of the Game Period.  The winner for each week will be determined by the timing of the entry submitted at (or closest after) a randomly selected moment in time, determined by the database computer for the Website, for that week.  (A week is defined as the period from a Saturday at 12:00:01 ET through the following Friday at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.)

Grand Prize.  One overall Grand Prize is available to be awarded.  The winner will be determined by the person submitting the unique Game Code selected by the Website’s database computer as the Grand Prize Winning Code, or, if no one submits the Grand Prize Winning Code, then at random from among all eligible entries that have been submitted throughout the Game Period.

 

Winner Notification/Validation.   If your entry is selected as a potential winning entry, you will be notified via email within approximately 24 hours with instructions on how to claim your prize.   If your entry is not selected as a potential winning entry, you will not receive any notification however you may receive one e-mail thanking you for your entry, which e-mail may contain a promotional coupon.  Notification to potential winners will be via email using the contact information given at the time of entry.  Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason.  If a potential winner does not respond within 168 hours after the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will be disqualified 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 a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.  Each potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where legal) a Publicity Release.

 

PRIZES/ODDS:    One (1) Grand Prize: $10,000 (Odds: 1:4,000,000). Eighteen (18) Weekly Prizes (1 per week for 18 weeks):  A $100 Fas Mart gift card (Odds each week depend on the  number and timing of entries that week).   Gift card prizes are subject to all standard terms from the card issuer.  No cash alternative or prize substitutions or transfers will be allowed, except in Sponsor’s discretion; Sponsor may award a substitute of comparable or greater value if any prize listed becomes unavailable for any reason.  Winners are responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes associated with acceptance or use of any prize. 

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS:  Acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and address (city and state) for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, without further compensation except where prohibited by law.  Entrants agree that the Game Entities: (i) 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 Game or any Game-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize; and (ii) 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 is not responsible for any damage to an entrant’s computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or otherwise participating in the Game, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures or delays.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, late, or lost, damaged or stolen submissions or 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 Game 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 Game, 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, codes or Game Pieces will be accepted. Game Pieces are void if forged, stolen, unissued, reproduced, mutilated, altered, illegible, not obtained through legitimate channels, or if they contain printing or other errors. Liability of Sponsor and its agencies for any defective Game Piece is limited to replacement with another randomly selected Game Piece, while supplies last. 

 

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant, any on-line entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account submitted at the time of entry, so long as such account holder still meets the eligibility requirements for the Game.  The authorized account holder shall be the natural person to whom the applicable email address has been assigned by the Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. 

 

Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Game, in whole or in part, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Game is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other unintended circumstances have impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Game as contemplated herein.  If the Game is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select winner(s) in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries unaffected by the problem.  Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy in such circumstances. 

 

Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded.  If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim prizes in excess of the number of each type of prize set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s).  Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy in such circumstances.

By entering the Game, you further agree that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Game, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to reasonable and actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Game, but in no event attorney's fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for reasonable and actual out-of-pocket expenses.  These rules and any disputes relating hereto are governed by the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws, and by entering you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Richmond,  Virginia, for resolution of any disputes relating to the Game and waive any objection thereto.

WINNER LIST:  To obtain a list of winners, available after September 30, 2013, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Fas Mart Golden Ticket Game Winners List, c/o GPM Investments, LLC, 8565 Magellan Parkway, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23227.  All such requests must be received by October 31, 2013. 

 

Sponsor:  GPM Investments, LLC, dba Fas Mart/Shore Stop, 8565 Magellan Parkway, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23227.   No beverage company mentioned or depicted in any advertising relating to the Game is a sponsor of or associated in any way with the Game.