Grammy® Experience

Official rules


No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win.
PIN-Based, International, & MasterCard® Corporate card Transactions Not Eligible For Automatic Entry.
Purchasing Will Not Increase Your Odds of Winning.

All entries, whether submitted by using a MasterCard® card as described below or by mail, have an equal chance of winning. For the purpose of this Sweepstakes, MasterCard card use includes transactions initiated by MasterCard cards & MasterCard products/devices (i.e. PayPass) directly linked to MasterCard customer financial institution accounts. Eligibility: Sweepstakes only open to legal residents of the 50 United States including the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older prior to 9/1/13. Employees of MasterCard International Incorporated ("Sponsor"), MasterCard customer financial institutions, credit unions, alliances, & processors (collectively, "MasterCard customer financial institutions"), The Recording Academy, Project Support Team, Inc. ("P/S/T"), & each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, advertising/promotion agencies (collectively "Released Parties") & the immediate family (spouses, parents, children, & siblings & their respective spouses) and/or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing are not eligible to enter or win. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited.

How to Enter: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01AM Central Time ("CT") on 9/1/13 & ends at 11:59:59PM CT on 11/30/13 ("Promotion Period"). 1) Automatically receive (1) Sweepstakes entry for each MasterCard card purchase transaction made during the Promotion Period; 2) Automatically receive (1) additional Sweepstakes entry for each MasterCard PayPass tap transaction made at a PayPass enabled merchant during the Promotion Period. For a list of PayPass enabled merchants, visit Account adjustment transactions/returns, PIN-based & international transactions, late payment fees, over-limit or over-draft fees, return check fees, check re-order fees, cash advances, annual fees, balance transfers and/or other fees assessed on your account are not considered eligible transactions for automatic Sweepstakes entry. Entries from MasterCard® corporate cards, unauthorized card use or made with lost, stolen, or fraudulent MasterCard cards are void. Only purchases made with a MasterCard card that is in good standing (both at time of entry & winner selection) & issued by a MasterCard customer financial institution in the U.S. to an identifiable end user & that are processed & submitted through MasterCard International Incorporated's U.S. transaction processing system during the Promotion Period are eligible for automatic entry; or 3) To enter the Sweepstakes without making a purchase & receive (2) entries, hand print your name, complete mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, & the words "MasterCard 56th GRAMMY Awards® Promotion" on a plain 3" x 5" piece of paper & mail it in a sealed, stamped & hand printed #10 envelope to: MasterCard 56th GRAMMY Awards Promotion, P.O. Box 15008, Bridgeport, CT 06673-5008. Enter as often as you wish by mail, but each entry must be mailed separately to be received by 11/8/13. No photocopied, computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted. Your use of your MasterCard card to make a purchase and/or your submission of a 3" x 5" mail-in entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweepstakes & your consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, & transfer your name, address & other information for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes.
Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, stolen, postage-due, or mutilated entries or mail; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, transaction processing, or communication; technical or mechanical malfunctions; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines, or telephone systems; errors in these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; human-processing error; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software; or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Sweepstakes, human error, or otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any & all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweepstakes.

(1) Grand Prize: A 5-day/4-night trip for winner & (1) guest to Los Angeles, CA to attend the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on 1/26/14. Trip includes round-trip coach air transportation from the major U.S. airport nearest winner's residence, standard double-occupancy hotel accommodation, ground transportation to/from the winner's residence and the major U.S. airport nearest winner's residence, to/from the Los Angeles airport & the applicable hotel & to/from the hotel & the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show, access for (2) to the MasterCard hosted pre-party, (2) tickets to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show & the Official GRAMMY Celebration® After-Party, access for (2) to a GRAMMY rehearsal, the opportunity to walk the red carpet, select onsite activities to be determined by Sponsor including a Welcome Reception dinner, tour of L.A., hair & makeup prior to GRAMMY Awards events, & select meals to be determined by Sponsor, a $600 MasterCard Prepaid Card, & $4,000 awarded as a check that may be used to help offset taxes (Approximate Retail Value "ARV"=$12,500). Trip must be taken on date(s) specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited & an alternate winner may be selected. If event (or any portion thereof) is canceled or postponed for any reason, balance of prize will be awarded in full satisfaction of prize award. Travel & hotel accommodation restrictions apply. Winner & guest must travel on the same itinerary & must be 18 years of age or older to attend the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show. In order to attend the Official GRAMMY Celebration after-party, winner & guest must be 21 years of age or older. Exact seat locations to be determined solely by Sponsor. Tickets are subject to terms & conditions specified thereon. The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show date & time is determined in the sole discretion of The Recording Academy & is subject to change. Actual value of prize will vary depending on winner's city of departure & final flight itinerary. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation. Prize details not specifically set forth herein are at Sponsor's sole discretion. Federal, state, & local taxes & all other expenses not specified herein are winners' sole responsibility.

Winner Selection: The winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about 11/11/13 from among all eligible entries received by P/S/T, an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final & binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The winner will be notified by P/S/T by telephone and/or mail. In the event that the potential winner is selected via a MasterCard card transaction, prize will be awarded to the primary account holder (as determined by the MasterCard customer financial institution's account records & subject to said financial institution's timely identification of the account holder) named on the account accessed by the MasterCard card used to make the entry. In the event a MasterCard® small business card or Debit MasterCard® small business card winning account is selected, prize will be awarded to the individual named on the MasterCard card that is used to transact the winning entry (as determined by the MasterCard customer financial institution's account records & subject to said financial institution's timely identification of the individual named on the applicable MasterCard card). If the awarding of the prize is in conflict with the business' written policy or not feasible after Sponsor's good faith effort to obtain account holder contact information from the applicable MasterCard customer financial institution, prize will be forfeited & an alternate winner may be selected. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of prize (or portion thereof) except by Sponsor at its sole discretion due to prize unavailability or causes otherwise determined solely by Sponsor, & then for a prize (or applicable portion thereof) of equal or greater value. Winner will be required to execute & return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release within (3) days of issuance of notification. Guest will also be required to sign & return a Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release prior to the issuance of travel documents. Grand Prize winner may also be required to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility & ensure that trip attendance by such person, or the use of any such person in advertising or publicity, will not pose a security threat or bring Sponsor or Released Parties into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor or Released Parties as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification & awarding of prize to an alternate winner. If prize notification letter is returned as undeliverable, winner will be disqualified & an alternate winner may be selected. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules & agree that: 1) Released Parties & their designees & assigns shall have the right & permission to use (unless prohibited by law) their name, voice, city/state of residence, biographical information, photograph, and/or likeness for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format, online or offline, now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission, or notification; & 2) Released Parties & their designees & assigns & all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives & agents shall have no liability & will be held harmless for any liability, loss, injury or death to entrant or any other person, including, without limitation, damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize (including any travel or prize activity related thereto) or participation in this Sweepstakes.

Winner's Name: For the winners' name, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 12/6/13 to: MasterCard 56th GRAMMY Awards Promotion Winner, P.O. Box 13198, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3198.

MasterCard, PayPass, and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.
GRAMMY is a registered trademark of The Recording Academy and is used under license.

Sponsor: MasterCard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577
Promoter: Project Support Team, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel, CT 06801/

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. You have not yet won. Void where prohibited. (1) Grand Prize valued at $12,500. Starts 9/1/13. Ends 11/30/13. See Official Rules for prize restrictions. Sponsored by MasterCard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577-2509.