The BET Awards Ford Focus Sweepstakes


Posted: 05/20/2011 03:39 PM EDT





1.                  HOW TO ENTER:  This sweepstakes begins at 6PM EDT June 1, 2011 and ends at 8PM EDT June 26, 2011 (the “Sweepstakes Period”) and consists of three (3) phases. 


Phase 1:  Entrants must complete all of the following steps in order to be eligible for Phase 2.


Step 1:              Log on to and submit the following required information:  (i) registration information (name, complete mailing address, contact number, e-mail address) and (ii) Twitter handle.  Entrants also will be asked to answer questions provided by Ford to opt-in to share data with Ford.


Step 2:  “Follow” BET on Twitter


Step 3:  “Like” the “BET” Facebook fan page


Phase 2:  On June 26, 2011 immediately following the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsors (defined in Section 9 below) will use a computerized method to confirm the eligibility of all entrants.  Once confirmed, Sponsors BET will send a message via Twitter to all qualified entrants confirming their eligibility, along with the hashtag to tweet about the BET Awards ’11.  Only tweets from qualified entrants contacted by Sponsors will be eligible.


Phase 3:  During the live broadcast of the BET Awards ’11 on June 26, 2011, Sponsors will do two (2) remote segments from the Social Media Lounge.  During the second remote segment, Sponsors BET will highlight   selected tweets from qualified entrants on the television monitor, and then randomly select one (1) potential Grand Prize Winner from amongst all eligible entries received.


Sponsors assume no responsibility for any computer, technical, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability, or garbled or jumbled transmissions, or service provider/Internet/website/use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion, or unauthorized human intervention.  Sponsors reserve the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the promotion in whole or in part by giving such notice, in any form and manner deemed appropriate by Sponsors.  Should the promotion be modified, suspended, or terminated as aforesaid, the Prize (defined in Section 4 below) will nevertheless be awarded from eligible entries previously received and in accordance with these Official Rules.  Limit: One (1) entry per person.


2.                  ELIGIBILITY:  This sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other commonwealths, territories and possessions) 18 YEARS OR OLDER as of June 1, 2011.  Employees, and their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), including household members of Black Entertainment Television LLC, Ford Motor Company, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter.  This sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws.  By entering this sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsors and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies, employees, officers, directors, representatives, and advertising and promotion agencies from any injury, loss, death, damage, action, claim, demand or other liability that may occur from entrant’s participation in this sweepstakes or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded, or attendance at any event.  Sponsors reserve the right to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner. U.S. law governs this sweepstakes.  By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.


3.                  CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:  An eligible entry must be received as described in Section 1, Phase 1 above.  Incomplete entries are void.  By entering, entrants agree to the terms of these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. To enter, your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology (now known or hereafter devised or discovered), which may be used by Sponsors for the purposes of entry tracking and as set forth in’s Privacy Policy.  Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address from which the entry is made.  Sponsors are not responsible or liable for lost, stolen, mutilated, incomplete, incorrect, delayed, late, interrupted illegible or misdirected entries.  All entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.


4.                  DETERMINATION OF WINNER:  On June 26, 2011, one (1) potential Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected during the second remote segment of the Social Media Lounge during the live broadcast of the BET Awards ’11 on June 26, 2011 from amongst all confirmed eligible entries received by 8PM EDT on June 26, 2011.  The selection process shall be conducted under the supervision of Sponsors.  Sponsors shall choose the Grand Prize Winner in their sole discretion.  Sponsors will notify the potential Grand Prize Winner by phone and/or e-mail.


5.                  PRIZE:  One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium 5-door (the “Prize”).  The Prize will be selected by Sponsors in their sole discretion and includes sales taxes.  Actual Retail Value $23,490.00.  Prize does not include any other expenses not specifically listed herein.  Restrictions may apply.  Prize package has no cash redemption value.  Any federal and state taxes on the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner.  No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted, except at the sole discretion of Sponsors.  If a prize is unavailable, Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  All prizes will be awarded.


6.                  GENERAL CONDITIONS:  The potential Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Liability and Publicity Release and any other documents sent by Sponsors within seven (7) days of notification.  Failure to return the documents as specified, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable will result in the entry being disqualified, and an alternate potential grand prize winner will be selected.  Where permitted by law, the Grand Prize Winner agrees to grant to Sponsors and Sponsors’ licensees, affiliates and assigns, the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide, in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, the Grand Prize Winner’s name, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information as news or information and for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration; and further without such additional compensation, appear for, or provide biographical information for use in, any presentation or other activity which may include filming/audio/video/electronic or other recordings and/or interviews as may be determined by Sponsors.  Failure to make such appearances or grant such rights may result in disqualification and the selection of alternate grand prize winner.  While not obligated to do so, Sponsors may in their sole discretion, bear such reasonable costs and expenses which Sponsors, in their sole discretion, deem appropriate for the Grand Prize Winner to appear for a presentation or other activity. Further, by accepting the Prize, the Grand Prize Winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsors, and their parent, subsidiaries, licensees, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property arising whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, participation in any sweepstakes related activity, or participation in this sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSORS, AND THEIR PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, LICENSEES, AND OR AFFILIATES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR SPONSORS, ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO USE OF INTERNET SITE www.BET.COM OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM SAID SITE.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS, FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.


Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual they find, in their sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the sweepstakes or website; to be in violation of the Terms of Service of the Sponsors’ web site, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.  Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, or like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods.  In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter the sweepstakes at the actual time of the entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these rules.  Authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization, which is responsible for assigning email addresses email, addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.


7.                  DISPUTES:   As a condition of participating in this sweepstakes, entrant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively, before a court located in the State of New York having competent jurisdiction, which Court shall apply the laws of the State of New York without regard for doctrines of Conflict of Law.  Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorney’s fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.


8.                  WINNER’S LIST: For the name of the winner, available after June 26, 2011, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: “BET Awards Ford Focus Sweepstakes” to Black Entertainment Television LLC, One BET Plaza, 1235 “W” Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20018. Washington and Vermont residents may omit return postage when requesting list of prize winners.


9.                  SPONSOR:  Black Entertainment Television LLC, One BET Plaza, 1235 “W” Street, NE, Washington, D.C.  20018; and Ford Motor Company, One American Road, Dearborn, MI 48126.