Money Bags Contest: Official Rules

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ESPN Coastal Money Bag Pick



Promotion Period:  Contest registration is scheduled to take place from 2/5/2018 to 3/3/2018 (“Registration Period”) at designated registration locations (see below). The grand prize contest is scheduled to take place on 3/2/2018, 3/3/2018, and 3/4/2018 at station designated times at the 2018 Savannah Boat Show at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, GA. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void outside of GA, and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.


Who May Enter:  Contest is open to legal U.S. residents, who reside within 250 miles of Savannah, GA, who are age 18 or older as of date of entry with a valid driver’s license, except the following classes of persons who are not eligible to participate or win:

  • Employees, officers, and directors of Hilton Head Boathouse, Honda Yamaha (“Sponsors”), ESPN Coastal (“Administrator”), 2018 Savannah Boat Show, any participating Sponsors, each of their respective franchisees, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this promotion (collectively, “Released Parties”) and the members of the immediate families or households of any of the above. “Immediate family members” includes, for purposes of this promotion, parents (including in-laws), grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including step-children), grand children (including step grand children) and each of their respective spouses.
  • Individuals who are unable or unwilling to be present to participate in a grand prize contest on 3/2/2018, 3/3/2018, or 3/4/2018.


How to Enter – Register to Win:  Official entry forms will be made available (while supplies last) at participating locations at the dates and times listed below.  Fully complete an official entry form with all required information including name, address, phone and email.  Deposit completed entry into the official registration box provided at participating Sponsor locations. All entries must be handwritten.  No photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries permitted.  All eligible entries must be received by Registration Deadline.  Incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified.  Participating registration locations include:


Registration Location Registration Address Registration Dates Registration Times
Hilton Head Boathouse 405 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head, SC 2/5/2018 – 3/1/2018 Normal Business Hours
Honda Yamaha 11512 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 2/5/2018 – 3/1/2018 Normal Business Hours
2018 Savannah Boat Show Savannah International Trade and Convention Center – Savannah, GA 3/3/2018 Normal Show Hours


Maximum of one (1) entry per person per location.  Any contestant submitting more than one entry per location will void all entries by that contestant.  Released Parties are not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate, damaged, or for lost or stolen entry boxes or for entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules.  All such entries will be automatically void.  All entries received become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned


Finalist Selection & Notification: (3) Finalists – A random drawing will be held on or about 3/1/2018 from all eligible entries received at Hilton Head Boathouse and Honda Yamaha to select a total of (1) finalist per location. A random drawing will be held on or about 3/3/2018 from all eligible entries received at the 2018 Savannah Boat Show to select an additional grand prize finalist.  Each selected contestant will be notified by phone of their selection.  Any selected contestant that cannot be reached or contacted to confirm their selection after an initial phone call to the number listed on their entry, may be disqualified and an alternate contestant may be selected from all remaining eligible entries received at that location, and notified per the procedures outlined above, time permitting.


Any selected contestant who does not meet the eligibility requirements, does not wish to participate in the grand prize contest, or who is unable or unwilling to attend the grand prize event will be disqualified.  Decisions of judges in the selection of contestants, and all matters related to this contest are final.


Selected contestant(s) must be present at the designated date, time and location as specified by Sponsor to participate in their particular grand prize contest attempt (Grand Prize contest attempts are scheduled for 3/2/2018, 3/3/2018, and 3/4/2018 at station designated times at The 2018 Savannah International Trade & Convention Center). Any contestant who fails to appear by the required designated deadline will be disqualified, and will not receive any alternate contest attempts, prize substitution or compensation.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to change the date, time or location of the grand prize contest.  Pre-selected contestants will be notified of any changes at the time of their selection and/or notification.  In the event a finalist fails to appear at the designated date, time and location for their grand prize contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to randomly select replacement finalists from anyone in attendance from the crowd on the day of the contest.


Contestant selection and participation is non-transferable.  No other individual may participate on behalf of a selected contestant.  Difficulties with getting to location to enter or participate in the contest are not the responsibility of Sponsors. 


Grand Prize Contest:  In order for the grand prize to be awarded to the selected eligible finalist, that finalist must select the (3) money bags from a set of (15) money bags provided for their contest attempt that each have been inserted with a sealed contest envelope that contains an official “Winning Prize Certificate”.


The following will apply to the grand prize finalist contest attempt:

  • All contest attempts must occur in the presence of the contest administrator. Any attempt not made in the presence of the contest administrator for any reason will be disqualified and is not eligible for the grand prize.
  • The eligible finalist will be presented with a total of (15) money bags. Each money bag will contain one sealed contest envelope which is identical in size, shape, and color.
  • Each of the sealed contest envelopes will be labeled with a number to encompass the entire range of numbers from 1 to 15. No two contest envelopes will be printed with the same number within the set of (15) contest envelopes.
  • The eligible finalist will be required to select a maximum of (3) money bags and remove the sealed contest envelope contained inside. In the event any money bag contains more than one (1) sealed contest envelope – the finalist will be required to select only one of the envelopes.
  • The eligible finalist will then open and remove the enclosed prize certificate contained inside each selected contest envelope. Opening more than (3) sealed contest envelope(s) for any reason will disqualify the contestant, and void any opportunity to claim the grand prize.
  • The eligible finalist will then reveal each prize certificate to the contest administrator to determine if the certificate is a “Winning” or “Non- Winning” prize certificate.


In order to claim the grand prize, the (3) sealed contest envelope(s) selected and opened by an eligible finalist must each contain a “Winning” prize certificate.  The winning symbol printed on the grand prize winning certificates for this contest will be an ‘ESPN Coastal Logo’ or other similar text that clearly distinguishes it as a “Winning” certificate.  The “Non-Winning” prize certificates will be printed with “X – Sorry, Not a Winning Certificate” or other similar text clearly distinguishing it as a “Non-Winning” certificate. If the finalist selects any sealed contest envelope that contains a “Non-Winning” prize certificate, then they will not be a grand prize winner in the contest.


IMPORTANT:  In the event of an error in the preparation of the contest materials or any tampering that results in any particular set of (15) sealed contest envelopes containing more than (3) “Winning Prize Certificate”, that particular contestant attempt is void.  The corresponding contestant will entitled only to re-attempt the contest, and will be provided a new set of sealed contest envelopes for their re-attempt.


Prize Awards & Delivery:


Grand Prize:  In the event the eligible selected grand prize finalist successfully completes the grand prize money bag contest requirements, that finalist will be eligible to claim the grand prize, subject to approval and verification of compliance with these official rules..  The grand prize for this contest is the eligible finalist’s choice between one of the following prizes:  

  • 2018 G3 15 DK Boat Motor and Trailer with a maximum retail value of $13,100
  • Yamaha Waverunner with a maximum retail value of $10,000
  • $10,000 Cash


A maximum (1) grand prize will be awarded to the first eligible contestant who successfully completes the grand prize winning contest requirements according to these official rules.  The contest is immediately concluded following the first successful attempt, regardless of the number of completed attempts – and no additional contestants will be allowed to participate.  If the grand prize winning requirements are not successfully completed during the Promotion Period, then the grand prize will not be awarded.


All other costs related to prize delivery and acceptance is the responsibility of winner including but not limited to federal, state and local taxes.  All properly claimed prizes will be awarded.  Prizes are non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize becomes unavailable.  Grand prize winner(s) will be required to complete and return a W-9 form (if prize value exceeds $600.00), affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release (Tennessee residents need not sign publicity release), and present a valid driver’s license and social security card before prize will be awarded.  Winners of prizes greater than $600.00 will be issued a 1099 form reflecting the value of the prize(s) and are responsible for paying all taxes on prize(s).  Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.  If forfeited for any reason, contestant will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation.  Maximum ARV of all prizes: $13,100.


Additional Rules & Restrictions:  By participating in this contest, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator, which shall be final in all matters relating to this contest.  In the event an entrant wins a prize, and is later found to be in violation of these rules he/she will be required to forfeit the prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of the prize if such violation is discovered after winner has used the prize. Participation in contest constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its agencies to use winners’ names and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade in any media worldwide without limitation or further compensation unless prohibited by law.  False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible for any prize.


Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing or advertising of the offer, administration or execution of the contest or in the announcement of the prizes/prize winners.  By accepting prizes, winners agree to hold sponsor, and released parties (collectively “Releasees”), from any claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or consequential, for injury (including but not limited to death), damages, losses or expenses arising out of or relating to entrant’s participation in this contest, or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities (including but not limited to travel related thereto), and to assume all liability in connection therewith.


Releasees shall not be liable to any winner, entrant or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond Releasees’ sole control.  No more than the advertised maximum number of prizes will be awarded for any reason.


IN CASE OF DISPUTES:  By participating, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of New Jersey; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of New Jersey or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New Jersey.



Winners List:  For a copy of these official rules or a list of prize winner(s), if any, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to: ESPN Coastal Money Bag Contest, c/o ESPN Coastal, 8400A Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31420. PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting.  Requests must be received by 5/4/2018.


Contest Sponsor:  This contest is sponsored by Hilton Head Boathouse & Honda Yamaha.


Contest Administrator: This contest is administrated by ESPN Coastal, 8400A Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31420.

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