EDMUNDS.COM CONSUMER VEHICLE REVIEW MONTHLY CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

INTRODUCTION: Edmunds.com, Inc. ("Sponsor") is offering the Edmunds.com Consumer Vehicle Review Monthly Contest (the "Contest") described in these official rules (the "Official Rules").

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is only open to individuals who: (i) are legal residents of the United States (except residents of Puerto Rico and all U.S. territories or possession and overseas military installations), (ii) have a valid, working email address, and (iii) are 18 years of age or older (19 years of age or older in Alabama and Nebraska and 21 years of age or older in Mississippi) as of the date they enter the Contest. In addition, in order to be eligible to win a prize, a potential winner must also correctly complete, execute and return (as directed in the Winner Notification Section below) a Winner Affidavit and Agreement, and must provide all the information to Sponsor requested therein (including the potential winner's real name and physical address). Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor and its affiliates and agents are NOT eligible to enter the Contest.

ENTRY PERIOD: There will be one Contest per calendar month until cancelled/modified by Sponsor. The first monthly Contest entry period will start at 9:00 p.m. PT on June 4, 2018 and end at 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2018. Thereafter, each monthly Contest entry period will start at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on the first of each subsequent calendar month and close at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the last day of such calendar month or until cancelled/modified by Sponsor (collectively the "Entry Periods" and individually the "Entry Period"). All Entries for a Contest must be received during the applicable Entry Period for such Contest to be eligible.

HOW TO ENTER: An individual who meets the eligibility requirements in the Eligibility Section above ("Participant") may enter a Contest during the applicable Entry Period by submitting a "Consumer Review" of a vehicle ("Consumer Vehicle Review") that meets the requirements set forth in the Consumer Vehicle Review Requirements section below along with his or her valid, working email address on the Edmunds.com website or in the Edmunds.com mobile application ("Entry"). A Consumer Vehicle Review may be submitted in the "Write a Consumer Reviews" section of the Edmunds.com Consumer Ratings and Reviews page at https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/consumer-ratings-reviews.html. The location for submitting a review through the Edmunds.com mobile app can be found by going to the "Research" tab, selecting the vehicle to be reviewed, selecting "Consumer Reviews" and selecting "Write a Review."

By entering, Participants agree to and are bound by the terms of the Edmunds.com Visitor Agreement at www.edmunds.com/about/visitor-agreement.html ("Visitor Agreement") and Membership Agreement at www.edmunds.com/about/membership-agreement.html ("Membership Agreement"). Entries must be received before the end of the applicable Entry Period and the Sponsor's database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Contest. Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.

CONSUMER VEHICLE REVIEW REQUIREMENTS: A Participant may only submit a Consumer Vehicle Review as part of an Entry if:

  • The Consumer Vehicle Review is the Participant's original creation and has not been previously been submitted to Sponsor or been submitted to any other website, application or person;
  • The Participant has not previously submitted a review for the same year, make and model vehicle;
  • Participant has hands-on driving experience with the vehicle he or she is reviewing;
  • The Consumer Vehicle Review only reflects the facts and details of the Participant's experience driving the vehicle, and does not include any facts and details about the dealership from which the Participant may have purchased, leased or serviced the vehicle;
  • The Participant has not been offered any payment or incentive (other than a chance to win a prize as part of this Contest) for submitting such Consumer Vehicle Review;
  • The Consumer Vehicle Review discloses any association of the Participant or a member of his or her household with any automotive manufacturer, dealer or advertising agency, or with a supplier to the automotive industry;
  • The Consumer Vehicle Review does not contain any for-sale ads or solicitations, HTML or links, or personal contact information (e.g., phone numbers, email addresses);
  • The Consumer Vehicle Review is not in ALL CAPS, and does not contain any profanity; and
  • The Consumer Vehicle Review complies with the terms of these Official Rules and the terms of the Visitor Agreement and Membership Agreement.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry that does not contain a Consumer Vehicle Review that complies with the foregoing requirements. Please note that after a Consumer Vehicle Review is submitted, it may not be deleted by the Participant and Sponsor will not do so if requested.

MONTHLY PRIZES: There are five cash prizes in the amount of one hundred U.S. dollars ($100) for each Entry Period (each, a "Monthly Prize" and collectively, "Monthly Prizes"). Each Monthly Prize is nontransferable and must be accepted as awarded. Sponsor reserves the right to increase the value of some or all of the Monthly Prizes at any time with or without notice. In the event that any prize notification or Monthly Prize is returned as undeliverable, or the potential winner fails to execute and return any required documentation or is not eligible, that Monthly Prize will be forfeited and WILL NOT BE AWARDED. Otherwise, subject to the conditions set forth herein, all the offered Monthly Prizes will be awarded. The Monthly Prize winners are solely responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including where applicable sales tax) due with respect to a Monthly Prize awarded to him/her, as well as all applicable fees and expenses related to the acceptance and award of a Monthly Prize.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: All eligible Entries will be judged by Sponsor based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of content (including, without limitation, usefulness of vehicle information),
  • Clarity of expression and writing, and
  • Adherence to these Official Rules.

The determination of the winners shall be made by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and such determination shall be final and binding. Sponsor shall select five (5) winners from the eligible Entries received during each Entry Period. Each potential winner (subject to verification) will be notified via email (using the email address provided at as part of the winner's Entry) approximately fifteen (15) calendar days after the end of the Entry Period (the "Notification"). Such Notification shall include a Winner Affidavit and Agreement (collectively, the "Winner Agreement"). In order to receive a Monthly Prize, the potential winner must within fifteen (15) calendar days of the send date of the Notification: (i) confirm receipt of the Notification by reply email to the sender of the Notification ("Confirmation Email"), and (ii) correctly and fully complete, execute and return via U.S. mail or overnight delivery the Winner Agreement as directed in such agreement. All requested information in the Winner Agreement must be provided by the potential winner. Please note that additional documents may be required at the discretion of Sponsor. Failure to comply with the requirements of this or other Sections of the Official Rules (or the return of any Notification) may result in disqualification and the forfeiture of any right to the Monthly Prize, and such Monthly Prize may be forfeited and NOT AWARDED. Prize claims are the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

RELEASE: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a Monthly Prize, a Participant agrees:

To defend, release and hold harmless Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and agents, and the foregoing companies' officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively the "Releasees") from and against any actions, claims and/or liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind (including any for the violation or infringement of any proprietary or personal right of any individual or entity) resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Contest and/or the acceptance of a Monthly Prize. Releasees shall not be liable to a Participant/winner or any other person for failure to supply a Monthly Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor's sole control.

To release the Releasees from any liability in connection with: i) any incorrect or inaccurate Entry information; (ii) any theft, tampering, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration or inaccurate transmissions of, or failure to receive an Entry; ii) electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of an Entry; iii) any inability to access the Intranet or an application; iv) any typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including but not limited to errors in advertising, these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the winner, or the distribution/awarding of a Monthly Prize; and v) any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, misdirection, damage, line failure, injury, technical malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet or other network, on any servers, at any website, on any computer or device, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to any Participant's computer, device or software relating to or resulting from participation in the Contest.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION: By entering the Contest, a Participant warrants and represents that his/her Entry complies with the requirements set forth in these Official Rules. Participant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor harmless from and against any and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties, representations or agreements of Participant hereunder.

CONSENT: By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a Monthly Prize, a Participant/winner consents to and gives Sponsor and its representatives, licensees, assignees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively the "Licensees") the right in perpetuity to use, reuse, publish and display a participant's/winner's name, city and state, username, statements, feedback, comments, quotes, opinions, postings, prize information and Consumer Vehicle Review (in whole or in part, as may be adapted, edited or modified, as solely determined by Licensees) for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide (including without limitation the World Wide Web), without review, notification or approval, all without limitation or additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.

CONDITIONS: All decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.

By entering the Contest, Participants (i) affirm that they have read, understood, agreed to, are bound by and have complied with these Official Rules (including the Visitor Agreement and Membership Agreement), (ii) agree that winning is contingent on complying with and fulfilling all the requirements of the Official Rules, and (c) agree that the decisions of Sponsor shall be final and binding in all respects.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any Entry that Sponsor believes does not comply with these Officials Rules or is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the Contest. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in a Contest if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other Participants.

Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification or other purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.

Proof of entering information or submission of an Entry is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Incomplete Entries and mechanically reproduced Entries will be disqualified. False, fraudulent or deceptive Entries or acts shall render Participants ineligible. No mailed, telephoned, faxed, or mechanically reproduced Entries will be accepted. Sponsor has no obligation to advise a Participant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant Entry. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, invalid, unintelligible, incomplete, garbled, inappropriate or misdirected Entries, which will be disqualified.

If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned, or if this Contest or any web site or application associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper operation of the Contest and processing of Entries in accordance with these Official Rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by Participants or visitors, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor's sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Contest or any portion thereof (collectively, a "Contest Revision").

In the event of a Contest Revision, notice thereof will be posted in these Official Rules at https://www.edmunds.com/about/consumer-review-contest-rules.html. If due to a Contest Revision the Contest is cancelled or ends during the Contest Period, the Sponsor will select winners from all eligible, non-suspect Entries (if any) received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such Contest Revision. Releasees shall have no liability to any Participant who is disqualified due to a Contest Revision.

ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE EDMUNDS.COM WEBSITE OR APPLICATION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

WINNERS LIST: To obtain the name of the Prize winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Edmunds Inc., 2401 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404, Attn: Kirstie Ruffolo. All such requests must be received by within one (1) month of the last day of the Entry Period.

DISPUTES: The laws of the State of California apply to and govern this Contest and any claims must be raised and resolved in the federal or state courts located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. If a dispute arises about who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address used to submit the Entry. The authorized account holder is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning Entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.

LAWS: Subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions, overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law.

SPONSOR: Edmunds.com, Inc., 2401 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

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