Benchmade "Ultimate Experience" Contest Official Rules

A complete copy of these rules can be obtained at the offices of Benchmade Knife Company, 300 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, Oregon 97045, during normal business hours Monday through Friday or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the above address. Benchmade Knife Company will conduct the “Benchmade Ultimate Experience” Contest (the “Contest”) substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:
1. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REGULATIONS APPLY. 2. Eligibility. This Contest is open only to legal U.S. residents age twenty-one (21) years or older at the time of entry with a valid Social Security number. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Benchmade Knife Company, related entities and subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, prize providers, advertising agencies, authorized dealers and/or retailers of Benchmade products and the immediate family members and household members of all such employees are not eligible to participate. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and stepchildren. The term “household members” refers to people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. 3. Contest Period. The Contest will begin at 12:01am PST on May 1, 2016 and will run through 11:59pm PST on June 15th, 2016 (the “Contest Period”). Benchmade Knife Company’s factory time clock is the official time keeping device for this Contest. 4. How to Enter. You will automatically be entered into the Contest once you complete one of the following: (i) Online: Visit the Benchmade Knife Company’s website during the Contest Period and click on the “Benchmade Ultimate Experience” Contest link, and complete an entry form. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm ET on June 15th, 2016 to be eligible for the grand prize selection. Limit one (1) entry per person per email address. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any participant to submit more than one (1) entry per day by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entry and the participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Benchmade Knife Company is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, inappropriate or misdirected registrations, all of which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned the telephone number by the wireless carrier or an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Benchmade Knife Company and will not be returned. Benchmade Knife Company reserves the right to contact entrants and all other individuals whose email address is submitted as part of this promotion. No mail-in entries will be accepted.
5. Winner Selection. On or about 10:00 am PST on June 17th, 2016, Benchmade Knife Company will select one (1) entry for the Grand Prize through a panel of judges comprised of Benchmade Knife Company employees from among all valid entries received by Benchmade Knife Company during the Contest Period. The winning entrant will be contacted using the email address and/or telephone number provided with the entry and may be awarded the prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules). Benchmade Knife Company’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Contest and the selection of the potential winner is final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Failure to respond to the initial verification contact within seven (7) days of notification will result in disqualification.
6. Verification of Potential Winner. POTENTIAL CONTEST WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY BENCHMADE KNIFE COMPANY WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST. The potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner will be notified by email and/or telephone call after the date of random drawing and/or winner determination. The potential winner will be required to sign and return to Benchmade Knife Company, within seven (7) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and a liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize, if applicable. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and/or the liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that the potential winner of a sweepstakes prize is disqualified for any reason, Benchmade Knife Company may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by selecting from among all remaining eligible entries. A winner who accepts a prize cannot rescind their acceptance and/or return the prize.
7. Grand Prize. One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded in this Contest. The Grand Prize is a trip for two (the winner and a guest) to The Benchmade Knife Company Factory, which consists of domestic round-trip coach airfare for two to PDX (Portland International Airport)($3,000); two (2) nights single-room, double-occupancy hotel accommodations in a hotel in the Portland, Oregon area as selected by Sponsor ($1000); three (3) days of transportation/car rental selected by Sponsor ($600); Benchmade Concept Knife ($2000); Fishing trip for winner and guest with Benchmade Knife Company ($1,500) . ARV $8,100. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received by Benchmade Knife Company during the Contest Period. Benchmade Knife Company reserves the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason.
Grand Prize Trip must be taken between July 1st, 2016 to October 30th, 2016 (subject to these blackout dates: July 3rd – 5th and August 30th – September 2nd). Travel dates to be mutually agreed upon by winner and Benchmade Knife Company. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary. Winner’s guest must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Grand Prize Trip is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Benchmade Knife Company’s sole discretion.
8. Entry Conditions and Release. By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Benchmade Knife Company, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (b) release and hold harmless to Benchmade Knife Company, and its subsidiaries, related and affiliated companies, participating sponsors, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and each of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Contest, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant's participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s acceptance, use, non-use or misuse of the prize.
9. Publicity. Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to Benchmade Knife Company’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
10. Taxes. All State, Local, Federal and or other taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees for prizes awarded become the sole responsibility of the winner. All those who win a prize or prizes valued $600 or more in any given year will be issued an IRS Form 1099 to report their winnings.
11. General Conditions. Benchmade Knife Company reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Benchmade Knife Company’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Benchmade Knife Company in its sole discretion. Benchmade Knife Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Benchmade Knife Company reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Benchmade Knife Company’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
12. Limitations of Liability. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any 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 Contest or receipt or use, non-use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance or completion of the Contest, or any part of it, for any reason, Benchmade Knife Company, at its discretion, may elect to hold a selection drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, programming or any other reason causes more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available or claimed, Benchmade Knife Company reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a selection drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.
13. Disputes. Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Contest or the determination of the winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate state court located in Benchmade Knife Company’s area; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state in which the Benchmade Knife Company is located, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the state in which the Benchmade Knife Company is located or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state in which Benchmade Knife Company is located.
14. Entrant's Personal Information. Information collected from entrants is subject to Benchmade Knife Company's Privacy Policy, which is available on Benchmade Knife Company’s website under the “Policies” link. All entry blanks, forms, devices, and materials gathered during the course of entry, as well as all information contained on or within, shall become the sole property of Benchmade Knife Company’s to be used, disposed of or destroyed in its sole discretion. Benchmade Knife Company is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information entered by website users, and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to Benchmade Knife Company’s website.
15. Contest Results. A winners list may be obtained after July 1st, 2016 by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Contest Sponsor identified below.
CONTEST SPONSOR: Benchmade Knife Company: 300 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, Oregon 97045