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Official Rules - Instagram

NATIONAL TOBACCO “Stoker’s $5,000 Instagram Giveaway”


1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The National Tobacco “Stoker’s Garage Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at approximately 12:00:01 AM (Midnight) Central Daylight Savings Time ("CDST") on May 16, 2022 and ends at approximately 11:59:59 PM Central Standard Time (Midnight) on August 31, 2022 (the "Sweepstakes Period"), when all entries must be received. The Sweepstakes Period is comprised of daily entry periods lasting approximately eighteen (18) weeks. Daily entry periods begin each day at 12:00:01 AM (Midnight) Central Time during the Sweepstakes Period. Central Time shall control for all purposes of this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device of the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is governed by these Official Rules, and is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws. The Sweepstakes website (the “Website”) is accessed through www.Stokers.com (the “Website Address”).

2. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to permanent legal residents of the United States and D.C. (excluding residents of Massachusetts, Michigan, and where prohibited) (the “Eligible Sweepstakes Territory”) who are tobacco users, at least 21 years of age or older at time of entry. An entrant must satisfy all the foregoing eligibility requirements in order to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is void outside: (i) the United States and the District of Columbia; and (ii) where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes, and any website pages and advertisements relating thereto, are intended for viewing only within the Eligible Sweepstakes Territory, and entrants must be present in the Eligible Sweepstakes Territory at the time they enter. Employees, officers and directors of National Tobacco Company, L.P. and its parent, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, advertising or promotion agencies of each and members of their immediate families and principals, members, are not eligible to win a prize in the Sweepstakes. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, spouses, children, siblings, grandparents, and their respective spouses or members of the same household (whether related or not) of each such employee, officer and director.

3. HOW TO ENTER; ENTRY CUT-OFF DATES.  There are two (2) ways for an eligible Entrant (defined below) to enter the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period: (1) by following the How to Enter Online instructions, or (2) by sending an email to Stokerscountry@Nationaltobacco.com with the eligible Entrant’s name, date of birth, and name of the giveaway they’re entering.  Entrants may select their method(s) of entry.

  1. HOW TO ENTER ONLINE:  During the Sweepstakes Period, visit Sponsor’s Instagram Page located at https://www.instagram.com/stokers/, then meet the required actions as described below to submit one entry before August 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.  Limit one entry per day per person or email address.  NO PURCHASE REQUIRED. To enter, (1) an eligible adult (21+) tobacco consumer (“Entrant”) must tag three adult tobacco consumer friends on the designated giveaway post, (2) those three friends must follow @Stokers on Instagram, and (3) all four adult persons must like and bookmark the designated giveaway post.
  2. TO ENTER BY Email: During the Sweepstakes Period, by sending an email to Stokerscountry@Nationaltobacco.com with their name, date of birth, and name of the giveaway they’re entering before August 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.
  3. FOR ALL ENTRIES: All entries, regardless of method of entry, must be received by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes Period. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of online submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt of entry by Sponsor. All entrants and entries subject to verification prior to the awarding of a prize, as are the eligibility, age and other claims of/information provided by a potential prize winner. Entrants will cooperate with Sponsor and its representatives in connection with any and all verification activities. Submitting mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices is prohibited and will result in disqualification. 

4. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES AND DECISIONS: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries, the registration of entrants and the selection of winners, and the awarding of the prizes), which are final and binding in all respects.

5. DRAWINGS; ODDS; NOTIFICATION. There will be a total of one (1) drawing in the Sweepstakes: one (1) drawing for the Grand Prize. On or about July 1st, 2022, Sponsor will randomly select Prize winners from among all entries received by Sponsor through all methods of entry during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received by Sponsor in the Sweepstakes. A selected entrant must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. A potential winner will be notified by phone, mail, courier, and/or email using the contact information provided by an entrant in the entrant’s online entry. If a potential winner cannot be contacted directly by Sponsor within seventy-two (72) hours of the first attempt to contact him/her, or if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if a potential winner does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner selected by Sponsor in his/her place at random from among all remaining non-winning entries received by Sponsor. In such event, an alternate potential prize winner will be notified as described above and will be required to return the required documents to Sponsor as described above; provided, however, Sponsor may alter the above timing to meet its Sweepstakes schedule. Sponsor is not responsible for the failure of a potential winner to receive any of Sponsor’s notifications or documents for any reason, or for the inability of a potential winner to respond to any of Sponsor’s notifications or return any required documents for any reason.


  1. Generally. Subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, one (1) prize will be awarded in this Sweepstakes: (i) One (1) Grand Prize of $5,000 in the form of a check. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all prizes awarded in this Sweepstakes is five thousand dollars($5,000USD) in total.
  2. One (1) Grand Prize. The Grand-Prize consists of: (i) one five thousand dollar given to the winner in the form of the check, with an ARV of five thousand dollars ($5,000).,
  3. Additional Grand Prize Conditions. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a different model year for any reason.. ARV of prize is as of date of posting of these Official Rules. Actual value may vary based on a multitude of factors. Any difference between the actual cost and ARV will not be awarded. Winner will be responsible for all taxes (federal, state, local and/or income taxes) associated with receipt of the prize and all expenses not listed .Sponsor will use reasonable efforts to deliver the prize within one hundred fifty (150) days of receipt of completed prize claim documents. Sponsor is not responsible for delays in delivery. Prize awarded may differ from images shown in Sweepstakes’ materials. Prize is awarded “AS IS,” neither Sponsor or any other person associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes, and its prizes, including their respective affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents makes any warranties, representations or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use and enjoyment of the Truck, including, without limitation, its quality, mechanical condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
  4. Conditions for All Prizes. Prizes are non-transferable, non-assignable, non-negotiable, and not redeemable for cash or credit. A prize must be accepted as awarded. No prize substitutions, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right (but has no obligation) to substitute a prize (or a component thereof) with another prize of equal or greater value (including cash) if a prize (or a component thereof) is not available for any reason as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Unused components of a prize shall be forfeited and have no redeemable cash value. Winner is solely and fully responsible for any and all costs, fees, taxes, assessments and expenses associated with prize award, redemption, receipt and use, including, without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes on the prize. If applicable, winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 (or comparable tax form) for the actual retail value of the prize. Winners waive the right to assert as a cost of winning a prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem the prize. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing and any other condition of this Sweepstakes may result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize, in which case, no consideration will be awarded. LIMIT: One (1) Prize per person or address (physical or email) in this Sweepstakes. The total number of prizes will not exceed the number of prizes set forth above. All prizes will be awarded provided there are a sufficient number of eligible winners. Prizes that are unclaimed, unredeemed or returned as undeliverable may not be awarded. If, for any reason, more prize notifications are sent (or more claims are received) than the number of prizes offered, as set forth in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award the intended number of prizes through a random drawing from among all eligible prize claims received. An entrant is not a winner of any prize, even if the Sweepstakes should so indicate, unless and until entrant’s eligibility has been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. Sponsor will not accept any other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process. Any entries that occur after the system has failed for any reason is deemed a defective play, is void, and will not be honored.

7. PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s (and its designees’, successors’ and assigns’) use of winner’s name, biography, likeness, voice, photographs, video, opinions, statements, hometown, state and country for Sweepstake promotional purposes in any manner or media (including, without limitation, online, on websites and in social media), worldwide, in perpetuity, and without further payment, consideration, notice, review or consent.

8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to require entrants or winners to complete, execute and deliver to Sponsor additional documents at any time as required by Sponsor, in the forms provided and within the timeframe required by Sponsor, or the entrant, potential winner or winner may be disqualified. Sponsor may modify and amend these Official Rules as they appear online from time to time during the Sweepstakes Period for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the Official Rules, Website pages or other materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties or failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) in its sole discretion to award prizes at random from among eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of suspected impairment (as determined by Sponsor). Sponsor 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 Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any website, application or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person 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 or any other provision of these Official Rules.

9. RELEASE: By entering, each entrant forever and irrevocably releases and holds harmless Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective agents, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, affiliates, Sweepstakes partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents from and against all claims, damages or liabilities arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation and/or entry in the Sweepstakes and/or entrant’s award, receipt or use of any prize awarded in the Sweepstakes.

10. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Sponsor is not responsible for: (a) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or late, lost, stolen, unintelligible, damaged, altered, incomplete, or misdirected entries or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels, all of which will be disqualified; (b) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer online systems, computer equipment, website, server provider, network, hardware or software; (c) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any website or service; (d) unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (e) printing, typographical, electronic or human errors which may occur in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, or from viewing, playing or downloading any material from Sponsor’s website(s), regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsor or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to Sponsor’s websites by a hypertext link.

11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND CHOICE OF LAW: Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in federal or state courts located in Louisville, Kentucky; (b) entrant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to said courts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction; (c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (d) 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 LIMITATION 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 or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the United States, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

12. DATA COLLECTION: Entrants provide personal information to Sponsor and its designees when they enter the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and its designees collect this information: (a) to administer this Sweepstakes; and (b) for market research and other marketing purposes. Sponsor and its designees may share this information with third-parties who perform services on Sponsor’s behalf. For more information about the ways Sponsor uses and shares personal information, please see the Privacy Policy of Sponsor located at https://www.stokers.com/privacy-policy.

13. WINNERS’ LIST: A list of winners will be posted to the Sponsor’s Website following the verification of all winners. For a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by January 31, 2023 to: "Stoker’s Garage Sweepstakes", P.O. Box 697, Hillview, KY 40129.

14. OFFICIAL RULES: These Official Rules are available at https://www.stokers.com/officialrulesinstagram or by sending a self-addressed postage-stamped envelope to "Stoker's $5,000 Instagram Giveaway Rules Request," P.O. Box 697, Hillview, KY 40129. Vermont residents may omit return postage.

15. SPONSOR: National Tobacco Company L.P., 5201 Interchange Way, Louisville KY 40229. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this Sweepstakes at any time and, in its sole discretion, substitute another promotion in its place.

© 2022 National Tobacco Company, L.P. All Rights Reserved. Sweepstakes participants are hereby authorized to copy or download these Official Rules on the condition that it will be for the participant’s personal use and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever.