Eligibility:The BBVA Compass Rising Stars Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico and Texas who are at least eighteen (18) years of age (19 in AL) at the time of entry and who did not open an account or apply for a loan with BBVA Compass for the purposes of entering the Sweepstakes. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. Employees of BBVA Compass, the NBA, any of the NBA’s Member Teams, NBA Properties, Inc. (the “NBA Entities”), or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, or advertising agencies, and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates, prize suppliers, and the advertising and promotion agencies of BBVA Compass, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate families (spouse, and parents, children and siblings, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) and persons living in the household of each of these individuals, whether related or not, are not eligible to enter or win. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. U.S. law governs this Sweepstakes.
The Sweepstakes begins January 6, 2014 at 9:00:00 AM Central Time (“CT”) and ends January 31, 2014 at 6:00:00 PM CT (“Sweepstakes Period”).
How to Enter:
There are two (2) ways to enter this sweepstakes: automatic entry and via U.S. mail.
Visit any BBVA Compass retail branch during regular business hours during the Sweepstakes Period and fill out an Entry Form by providing your first name, last name, street address with city, state and zip code, email address and daytime and evening phone number (including area code).
To enter by U.S. Mail:
During the Sweepstakes Period, hand-print your first name, last name, street address with city, state and zip code, email address and daytime and evening phone numbers (including area code) on a 3” x 5” card, and mail, in a #10 envelope, with postage affixed, to: BBVA Compass, Attention: Sweepstakes, 15 South 20th Street, Suite 1202, Birmingham, Alabama 35233. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2014, and received by February 3rd, 2014 in order to be eligible.
Entry Cap: Regardless of the method of entry, there is an entry cap of one (1) entry for each entrant during the Sweepstakes Period.
Subsequent attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple entries by using multiple or false contact information or otherwise may be disqualified. No computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries are permitted and all such entries will be void. Entries by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. Releasees are not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, stolen, undelivered, misdirected, damaged, garbled or mutilated entries or email; lost entries or transmissions; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP), server or other connections; miscommunications, failed computer hardware or software or technical failures; garbled, misrouted or scrambled transmissions; incomplete entries or communications; or other errors; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, computer, electronic, mail or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, with limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, or the cancellation or postponement of any events or games. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes. The use of automated or similar devices which subvert the entry process, including but not limited to entries submitted using any bot, macro, script, or Sweepstakes service (or any other devices intended to automate any aspect of entry) to enter this Sweepstakes is prohibited and entries through such devices are void.
Entries become the property of BBVA Compass (“Sponsor”).
On February 5, 2014, potential winners (each a “Potential Winner” and, if verified, a “Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible in-branch and mail-in entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing will be conducted by a BBVA Compass employee or authorized agent of BBVA Compass. A Potential Winner will be eligible to win the applicable Sweepstakes Prize, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
Odds of winning the sweepstakes prize are dependent upon the number of eligible entries during the Sweepstakes Period.
Two (2) Grand Prizes: Each Winner of a Grand Prize will receive a VIP Trip to the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 14, 2014 (the “VIP Trip”). The VIP Trip for the Winner and three guests (“Guests”) will include four (4) courtside tickets to the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, roundtrip air transportation to and from the Winner’s home to New Orleans, LA, two (2) hotel rooms for two (2) nights in a hotel while in New Orleans, LA (single rooms/double occupancy), ground transfers to while in New Orleans to and from hotel and the New Orleans arena and the airport. Winner may be required to present a credit card at hotel check in. Winner and Guests must have valid photo ID and any documentation required to travel prior to departure. Game tickets will be sent to the address Winner provided on Sweepstakes entry form via overnight currier. Signature will be required at delivery. Airfare and lodging selection will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Guests must be 18 years of age or older as of the date of departure (or be the accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian as the Winner) and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the Winner. Guests will be required to sign a release before going on the VIP Trip. If Winner lives within 150 miles of New Orleans, LA, ground transportation may be provided instead of air transportation. No cash equivalent for the prize, prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Any and all other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically stated within these Official Rules as being provided, are the sole responsibility of the Winner, including, without limitation, all federal, state, and local taxes, ground transportation to and from home, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, airline baggage fees, departure taxes, hotel, resort or property fees, food & beverage and personal expenses such as telephone/Internet charges, and gift shop purchases. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each VIP Trip is $10,500.00.
One Hundred (100) First Prizes: Each Winner of a First Prize will receive two (2) tickets to the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 14, 2014. Game tickets will be sent to the address Winner provided on Sweepstakes entry form via overnight currier. Signature will be required at delivery. Airfare and lodging accommodations are not included in the First Prize. Any and all other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically stated within these Official Rules as being provided, are the sole responsibility of the Winner, including, without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes, and all travel, airfare and lodging accommodations. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each First Prize is $160.
Total ARV of all prizes: $26,500.00.
Prize and Travel Restrictions:
Prizes are not transferable. No substitution permitted except at the sole discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. If winner is 18 years of age or older but deemed a minor in his/her state or place of residence, prize will be awarded in the name of a parent or legal guardian. All federal, state, and local taxes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes. Winners must provide the Administrator or Sponsor with valid identification and a signed IRS Form W-9 before any prize will be awarded. United States residents that win $600 or more in prizes will have income reported to them on IRS Form 1099, as required under IRS rules and a copy of said form will be sent to the IRS.
Actual value of trip prize depends upon the city of departure, time of travel, any airfare fluctuations and on current market conditions at time of prize fulfillment, and any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value if any, will not be awarded. Winner and Guests must be able to travel on dates specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor may select an alternate winner, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to change dates for the VIP Trip. VIP Trip is subject to air/hotel availability and other conditions and restrictions. Airline/flight times to be selected by Sponsor at its sole discretion; one or more stopovers may be required. Once trip dates have been booked, no change, extension or substitution of trip dates is permitted. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or similar items once they are in Winner’s possession or in the possession of a Guest. Released Parties shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions, substitutions, or any acts or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers, including any results thereof, such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor is not responsible for any postponement or cancellations resulting from any labor stoppage, strike, or lock out. Prize conditions may be added or modified by companies providing those portions of the prize. The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the affidavit and release and/or prize travel documents. Winner and Guests are responsible for obtaining travel documents, as well as travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance), that they may wish to obtain for the trip (at their own expense) and hereby acknowledge that the Releasees have not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance for the trip. Winner and his/her Guests must arrive at the designated U.S. gateway airport in time for the flight for the trip. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by the NBA Entities and issuer thereon. Winner and Guests for trip must comply with all venue, stadium, and event rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion(s) of prize. Sponsor reserves the right to remove or deny entry to winner and guest who engage in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person at the game. If any portion of prize or any other event or activity is unable to take place as planned for any reason, including but not limited to, cancellation, scheduling conflicts, lockout, labor dispute, strike, inclement weather, or an event of force majeure, the remaining components of the prize will be awarded and Sponsor’s obligation to the winner will be fulfilled, and no other additional compensation or substitution will be provided for trip.
All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per person/household.
All Potential Winners will be notified by telephone and/or email within forty-eight (48) hours following the drawing, and will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release, Internal Revenue Service Form W-9, and, unless prohibited by law, a Publicity Release, all of which must be returned within three (3) to five (5) days of date of receipt of prize notification or the prize may be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, awarded to an alternate winner. In the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, if prize or prize notification is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable, if all required documents are not returned within the specified time period or if Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period, to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the prize may be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, may be awarded to an alternate winner. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.
Limitation of Liability:
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to: a.) these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor shall be final, non-appealable, and binding in all respects; and b.) release, discharge, and hold harmless BBVA Compass and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and each of the respective officers, directors, shareholders, agents, and employees of the aforementioned entities and NBA Entities (collectively, the “Releasees”), from any liability, claims, or damages arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of their participation in the Sweepstakes or the acceptance or use of the prize. This limitation of liability is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect, or consequential damages; loss of data, income or profit; loss of damage to property; and claims of third parties. Entrants agree that Releasees have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, statutory, express or implied (including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, title, and fitness for a particular purpose), in fact or in law, relative to the Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize, each winner agrees to, where legal, Sponsor’s the NBA Entities and their respective designees’ use of his/her name, city and state of residence, image, voice, biographical material, the fact that he/she is a customer of BBVA Compass, and/or likeness for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity without additional compensation, permission or notification and, upon request, will provide consent to such use in writing. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, participant agrees that: a.) under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; b.) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and c.) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event shall a participant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs. Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at its discretion.
Sponsor will collect information from the entrants solely for the purpose of the prize drawing and to notify winners. Sponsor will not share this information with any third party, except as necessary for the administration of the Sweepstakes, nor attempt to contact entrant, unless entrant has agreed to receive further information on Sponsor’s products and promotions. Releasees are not responsible for computer, email, network, printing, typographical, human, or other errors, problems, or other malfunctions relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors, problems or malfunctions which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the prizes, the processing of entries, product activations or transactions, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, undelivered, damaged, inaccurate, delayed, incomplete, illegible transactions; or for transactions that are lost, misdirected, or fail to enter into the processing system for any reason; or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly; or are lost for any reason, including computer, email, telephonic, paper-transfer, or human error, or electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction, damage, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, or any combination thereof. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of any and all records of a potential winner, including, without limitation, civil and criminal court records and police reports, and entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s permission for Sponsor to conduct such background check, provided that, to the extent additional authorization is necessary under law, potential winner shall authorize such check. Sponsor reserves the right (at its sole discretion) to disqualify a potential winner based on the results of the background check or failure to properly authorize such check. If, for any reason, this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or infection by computer viruses, bugs, or tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, actions of entrants, technical failures, or any other causes corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the sweepstakes and, if cancelled or terminated, at its sole discretion, to randomly award the prizes from among all eligible non-suspect entries received prior to the action requiring such modification. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend part or all of this Sweepstakes at any time without notice and for any reason. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any entry or entrant who tampers with or abuses any aspect of this Sweepstakes or who is in violation of these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
Except where prohibited, all issues/questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Alabama, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Alabama or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Alabama. By entering, Entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Birmingham, Alabama.
For the names of the winners (available after February 14, 2014), mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: BBVA Compass Rising Stars Sweepstakes/WL, 15 S. 20th Street, Suite 1202 Birmingham, AL 35233. Requests must be received no later than by February 28, 2014. The winners’ list will be sent when the final drawing has been conducted and all winners have been verified.
This Sweepstakes is sponsored by BBVA Compass, 15 South 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233.
CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: NO PURCHASE, LOAN APPLICATION, PRODUCT ACTIVATION, TRANSACTION OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, LOAN APPLICATION, PRODUCT ACTIVATION, OR TRANSACTION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. You have not yet won. ENTRY DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2014 AT 6:00:00 PM CENTRAL TIME.
PRIZE: Two (2) Grand Prizes: Each Winner of a Grand Prize will receive a VIP Trip to the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 14, 2014(the “VIP Trip”). The VIP Trip for the Winner and three guests (“Guests”) will include four (4) courtside tickets to the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, roundtrip air transportation to and from the Winner’s home to New Orleans, LA, two (2) hotel rooms for two (2) nights in a hotel while in New Orleans, LA (single rooms/double occupancy), ground transfers to while in New Orleans to and from hotel and the arena and the airport. One Hundred (100) First Prizes: Each Winner of a First Prize will receive two (2) tickets to the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 14, 2014. Total ARV of all prizes: $26,500.00
Odds of winning a prize are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received corresponding to the Sweepstakes Period. To enter without applying, purchase, product activation: Visit the BBVA Compass branch during the Sweepstakes Period and complete and fill out an Entry Form by providing your first name, last name, street address with city, state and zip code, and daytime and evening phone number (including area code). In the alternative, you may hand-print your first name, last name, street address with city, state and zip code, email address and daytime and evening phone numbers (including area code) on a 3” x 5” card, and mail, in a #10 envelope, with postage affixed, to: BBVA Compass, Attention: Sweepstakes, 15 South 20th Street, Suite 1202, Birmingham, Alabama 35233. . See Official Rules for complete details, including entry deadlines and prize restrictions. Sponsor: BBVA Compass, 15 South 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233.