The Vinyl District – Black Friday Vinyl Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

TERM:

Black Friday Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) entry period commences at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on November 17, 2011, and ends at 11:59 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on November 22, 2011 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”). The Sweepstakes is sponsored by The Vinyl District ( the “Sponsor”). At least one vinyl giveaway will be offered for each full day during this period.

ELIGIBILITY:

This Sweepstakes is open to any legal resident of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older as of date of entry. Entrants must leave comment to the contest post on http://thevinyldistrict.com. Employees of the Sponsor; any promotional companies or advertising agencies participating in the Sweepstakes and employees of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates; any persons involved in the creation, development, or implementation of this Sweepstakes; and any other persons or entities directly associated with this Sweepstakes and any members of their immediate families or households are ineligible to participate. Entries for the Sweepstakes drawing must be received prior to the expiration of the Sweepstakes Entry Period. This Sweepstakes is void inPuerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By submitting a comment and entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern sweepstakes.

Grand PRIZES/VALUE:

Five (5) Grand Prize winners selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period prior to 11:59 a.m. on Nov 22, 2011, will receive one (1) vinyl from the following list. At least one vinyl from the following list will be given away during one day of the Sweepstakes entry period:

- One (1) Beth Ditto “I Wrote The Book” EP on 12” Vinyl, Signed (ARV: $15.99)
- One (1) Chairlift “Amanaemonesia” 7” Vinyl Signed (ARV: $7.99)
- One (1) Cults Limited Edition “Go Outside” 7” Vinyl, Signed (ARV: $5.00)
- One (1)ManchesterOrchestra “Simple Math” FL 12” Vinyl, Signed (ARV: $14.99)
- One (1) The Vaccines “Live InLondon”UKOnly Released 12” Vinyl, Signed (ARV: $19.99)

Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize (i.e total value of each grand prize): $63.96.

Actual retail value may vary. The Grand Prize is not transferable or assignable, or redeemable for cash or any other consideration, and no substitutions will be allowed except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value or nature if advertised prize is not available to the extent practicable. Grand Prize includes the vinyl described above only. All expenses not specifically provided herein are solely the responsibility of the winners. The Grand Prize winner is responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the payment of all applicable taxes.

HOW TO ENTER:

You may enter the Sweepstakes by accessing the entry screen at http://thevinyldistrict.com and following the instructions set forth on the entry page in accordance with the specification set forth therein, and transmitting the information to the Sponsor before 11:59 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on November 22, 2011. Limit one entry per person/email address. Entries must comply with file specifications on entry page and must be in English. Entries must be entrant’s own original work and owned solely and exclusively by entrant, have not won a previous prize or award and have not been previously published, must not infringe on, misappropriate or otherwise violate any third-party rights (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, rights of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right), and must be deemed suitable by Sponsor. Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, Beth Ditto, Chairlift, Cults, Manchester Orchestra, The Vaccines, Sony Music Entertainment, and each of their respective affiliates, and their respective shareholders, members, owners, officers, directors, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses arising from or in connection with infringement, misappropriation or violation of any third party rights. Entries deemed lewd or offensive may be disqualified, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entries that comply with format and suitability specifications may be acknowledged by e-mail, but remain subject to full eligibility determinations at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online carrier apply. Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified. An entry will be deemed to have been made by the “authorized account holder” of the email address utilized at the time the entry is made. For purposes herein, the “authorized account holder” refers to the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. If an entrant is determined to have sent more than one entry, that entrant will be disqualified. All entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for transmission and/or computer error.

Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that his/her entry submission and all related materials created in or arising out of such submission, and all right, title and interests in and to them shall be and hereby are, effective upon creation, assigned to and become the property of Sponsor. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor will have the irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, perpetual right (and if necessary, license) to edit, re-edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote, distribute create derivative works and otherwise use the entry and related materials in any way it sees fit and in any form or media whether now or hereafter known or developed. Entrant hereby gives Sponsor and its agents and assignees, full permission and authority to use, publish and display the submission, as well as entrant’s (and any other person included in the submission) name, voice and photograph or other likeness for advertising or other related purposes in any media whether now or hereafter known or developed without additional compensation.

DRAWINGS/ODDS OF WINNING/WINNER:

The potential winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in one drawing: One drawing on or about November 28th, 2011, from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. The Grand Prize winners selected in the drawing will be notified via email and/or U.S.mail on or about November 28th, 2011, in each case, using the contact information provided on the applicable winner’s entry form. Each entrant is responsible for the accuracy of the information included in his/her entry. The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted by Sponsor. The Grand Prize drawing shall be final and conclusive. The odds of winning the Grand Prize will be determined by the actual number of eligible entries received. The names, addresses and contact information of the winners will be provided to Sony Music Entertainment, who will deliver the Grand Prizes to the winners.

CAUTION:

Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine legitimate operation of a sweepstakes may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from and/or to prosecute any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any such tampering also will result in ineligibility to win the Grand Prize in the Sweepstakes.

CONDITIONS:

By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes and acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules.

Sponsor is in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of the Grand Prize. The winner assumes liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Sweepstakes or the use or misuse of the Grand Prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes and award the Grand Prize from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or suspension.

By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant hereby voluntarily and irrevocably releases, holds harmless and agrees not to institute any claim against Sponsor, Beth Ditto, Chairlift, Cults, Manchester Orchestra, The Vaccines, Sony Music Entertainment or any of their respective affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses from any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, (1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of the prize awarded herein; and/or (2) participation in the Sweepstakes or any prize related activities.

Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to have their entry information made available to the Sponsor. The Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants and the winner agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity, inequity or error in the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes, and/or of the Sweepstakes itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of, and interpretations of these Official Rules by, the Sponsor, which in all respects shall be final and binding.

THE NEW YORKCOURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OFNEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES, SHALL GOVERN THE SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANTS WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.

All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever.

WINNER IDENTIFICATION:

To obtain the winner’s name, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by December 31, 2011 to: The VinylDistrict, 1499 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 211, Washington, DC 20005, Attention: “Black Friday Vinyl Sweepstakes” Winner’s Name.

SPONSOR:

The VinylDistrict, 1499 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 211, Washington, DC 20005.

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