CLAAS OF AMERICA INC. CLAAS ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.

VOID IN NEW YORK, FLORIDA, QUEBEC AND OTHERWISE WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW

1)    INTRODUCTION

The CLAAS of America Inc. CLAAS Ultimate Experience Giveaway (the "Promotion") begins at 12:00:00 am (CST) on Friday, June 30, 2017 and ends at 5:00:00 pm on Saturday, September 30, 2017 (the "Entry Period").  Five winners will be selected from all eligible entries to win a 6-day, 5-night trip for two to Germany to tour the CLAAS factory and headquarters as well as an extensive demonstration of the CLAAS product of your choice ("the Grand Prize").  Additional details regarding the Grand Prize are set forth below.

The sponsor of this Promotion is CLAAS of America Inc. (the "Sponsor").  The Promotion shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering the Promotion, all Participants agree to be bound by the terms and conditions contained herein.

2)    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

No purchase is necessary to enter or win the prize. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

3)    APPLICABLE LAW (VOID WHERE PROHIBITED)

This Promotion is subject to and governed by applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation in this Promotion is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.

4)    ELIGIBILITY

Geographical and Requirements:  The Promotion is open to legal residents of the United States, the District of Columbia and residents of Canada (except residents of New York, Florida and the Province of Quebec) who have a valid passport and who are at least twenty one (21) years of age as of the date of entry ("Eligible Entrants").

Promotion Entity and Immediate Family Member Ineligibility: Officers, directors, employees, contractors, and agents of CLAAS of America Inc., of any CLAAS related entity, of any CLAAS dealer or retailer and of any entity involved in the sponsorship, development, production, implementation and distribution of the Promotion or Promotion materials as well as their respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries and successors (collectively the “Promotion Entities”), and Promotion Entities' immediate family members (and those living in the same household, whether or not related), are prohibited from participating in the Promotion and do not qualify as Eligible Entrants. “Immediate family members” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension.

5)    HOW TO ENTER

Eligible Entrants are limited to one entry per Eligible Entrant. Entry can be made during the Entry Period in one of three (3) ways:

VIA ONLINE: During the Entry Period, Eligible Entrants can visit the website experience.claas.com and follow the instructions and complete all required fields on the online entry form.  All online entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be deemed automatically entered into the Promotion.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant.  The selected Grand Prize Winner will be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.  The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, education, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

VIA MAIL: Eligible Entrants can (i) follow the instructions and complete all required fields on the Business Reply Card received from Sponsor or obtained at authorized CLAAS dealerships in the United States and Canada and mail the completed Business Reply Card to CLAAS of America Inc., attn: CLAAS of America Inc. CLAAS Ultimate Experience Giveaway, 8401 S. 132nd Street, Omaha, NE 68138; or (ii) print their name, home address, email address and telephone number on a 3"x5" card and mail it to CLAAS of America Inc., attn: CLAAS of America Inc. CLAAS Ultimate Experience Giveaway, 8401 S. 132nd Street, Omaha, NE 68138.  All mail entries must be post marked no later than September 30, 2017, and received on or before 5:00:00 pm (CST) October 10, 2017.  All mail entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be deemed automatically entered into the Promotion.

VIA ON-SITE: From time to time, entry boxes may be available at various shows, conferences and other designated locations. Eligible Entrants may submit completed entry forms into the designated entry boxes during the Entry Period.  Only official entry forms will be considered. Entries on reproduced forms will be disqualified.

Entries Are the Sole and Exclusive Property of Sponsor:  All Promotion entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor upon submission and will not be returned.

Disclaimer of Responsibility for Entries: Sponsor is not responsible for problems with Promotion entries, including but not limited to, entries which are lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or cannot be completed due to electronic or technical difficulties, even if the problem is the result of the sole or partial negligence of Sponsor.

Multiple Entries: Multiple entries are not permitted.

False Fraudulent or Deceptive Entries or Acts:  Entrants who, in the view of Sponsor, provide false, fraudulent or deceptive entries or who engage in false, fraudulent or deceptive acts in connection with the Promotion will be disqualified and subject to criminal prosecution.

Acceptance of Rules: By submitting an entry for this Promotion, Entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Official Rules.  Any entry information collected from the Promotion shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by Entrants at the time of the entry, and with these Official Rules.

6)    GRAND PRIZE/SELECTION/ODDS OF WINNING

The Grand Prize trip includes a 6-day, 5-night trip for two to Germany as well as an extensive demonstration of the CLAAS product of your choice on your property when you return from the trip. The trip includes:

(a)    roundtrip airline travel for two to and from the international airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner’s residence; and 

(b)    Food, beverage and lodging (one hotel room) for two while in Germany; and

(c)    Tours of the CLAAS factory and headquarters; and

(d)    Additional sightseeing and ground transportation for two while in Germany.

The product demonstration includes:

(a)    a two-day demonstration of the CLAAS product of your choice (subject to availability) at your farm; and

(b)    transportation and demonstration of the CLAAS product.

Trips must be taken within a year of the winner’s selection during the Sponsor’s designated time periods. Grand Prize Winners are solely responsible for ensuring that their passport remains valid at the time of travel.

Five Grand Prize Winners will be chosen in a random drawing from all the eligible entries received for the Promotion during the Entry Period.  The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor between October 11 and October 18, 2017. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The approximate retail value of each Grand Prize is $6,000.00 ($3,000.00 per traveler).

Grand Prize Winners are solely responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including but not limited to income and sales taxes) and/or all fees and expenses associated with the winning, acceptance and use of the Grand Prize.  Grand Prize Winners will be issued a 1099 tax form for the fair market value of the Grand Prize.

The Grand Prize is not transferable and no substitutions are allowed except in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value if the Grand Prize is unavailable. The Grand Prize is not redeemable for cash.

Sponsor will attempt to contact potential Grand Prize Winners by telephone or mail (using the contact information provided by the potential Grand Prize Winner time of entering into the Promotion) at least three (3) times within fourteen (14) days following the date upon the drawing. If Sponsor is unable to reach a potential Grand Prize Winner as prescribed in the preceding sentence, such potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Grand Prize Winner will be selected. 

If the potential Grand Prize Winner is a resident of Canada, in order to win, such selected potential Grand Prize Winner must first correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical, skill-testing question to be administered by telephone.  The potential Grand Prize Winner will also be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability form, and (except where prohibited) a Publicity Release form to claim the Grand Prize.  Winners must return the executed and notarized Affidavits of Eligibility and Publicity Release Form(s) within seven (7) days after receipt or their prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Grand Prize Winner.

Unless prohibited by law, acceptance of the Grand Prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use the Grand Prize Winner's name, address (city and state only), voice photograph, likeness, testimonial and statements for advertising, promotional or publicity purposes without additional compensation or limitation.

7)    RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION:

By participating in this Promotion, all entrants agree to RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE CLAAS of America Inc. and its direct and indirect affiliates, divisions, parent and subsidiary companies, officers, employees, shareholders, representatives, managers, members, directors, owners, agents, insurers, attorneys, predecessors, successors, and assigns thereof (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of any prize, entry or participation in the Promotion, or any Promotion related activity, including, but not limited to, any claim that the act or omission complained of was caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.

Additionally, by participating in this Promotion, all entrants agree to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND the Released Parties in any action or proceeding from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of any prize, entry or participation in the Promotion, or any Promotion related activity, or for their failure to comply with the terms of the above release provision.  This agreement to indemnify, hold harmless and defend applies even if the act or omission complained of was allegedly  caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.

8)    GENERAL RULES AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:

All federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations apply.  If, for any reason, the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the operation, administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries/claims and: (i) cancel or terminate the Promotion (or any portion thereof); (ii) modify the Promotion or suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (iii) award the Grand Prize claimed prior to cancellation of the Promotion from among the eligible, non-suspect online entries received, up to the time of impairment, and all eligible mailed entries received.

By entering this Promotion, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of Sponsor and its respective agencies, affiliates, parents and subsidiaries, which are final and legally binding in all matters relating to this Promotion.  Non-compliance with any of these Official Rules will result in disqualification and all privileges as an entrant will be immediately terminated.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, further reserves the right to disqualify any person for: (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion; (ii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the Promotion; (iii) obtaining winner status using false, fraudulent or deceptive means; or (iv) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior.

WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEB SITES OF SPONSOR, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

The Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; printing errors, human errors; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any wireless network, computer systems, servers, providers, or software relating or resulting from participation in the promotion; theft, tampering, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to wireless networks, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on wireless networks or for any reason whatsoever; printing or other errors; or any combination thereof.  In the event that there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotion materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.  The Released Parties are also not responsible if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays, or interruptions due to acts of god, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, or terrorism.

This Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Nebraska, without reference to its conflict of laws principles.  By entering the Promotion, entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of Nebraska and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum. In no event, will any entrant be entitled to injunctive relief or equitable relief of any kind, or restrain the continuation of this Promotion.

9)    PRIVACY:

By entering and providing the required entry information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may also send you information, samples or special offers they believe may be of interest to you about their products or other complementary goods offered by Sponsor, or other companies they may carefully select. Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE EITHER DO NOT ENTER THIS PROMOTION OR PLEASE LET THE SPONSOR KNOW THAT YOU DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE SUCH INFORMATION, SAMPLES OR SPECIAL OFFERS.

10)    WINNERS/OFFICIAL RULES:

To receive the name of the Grand Prize Winner or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: CLAAS of America Inc., Attn: CLAAS of America Inc. CLAAS Ultimate Experience Giveaway, 8401 S. 132nd Street, Omaha, NE 68138 for receipt by January 30, 2018. Please specify "Rules" or "Winners List." Vermont residents may omit return postage. You may also visit the Contest website after the Grand Prize Winner is selected.

11)    SPONSOR:

This Promotion is sponsored by CLAAS of America Inc., Attn: CLAAS of America Inc. CLAAS Ultimate Experience Promotion, 8401 S. 132nd Street, Omaha, NE 68138.

 
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