Win a VIP Pass!

Meet Conductor Semyon Bychkov

Buy tickets to the September 5 and September 15 performances and be entered to win the opportunity to meet conductor Semyon Bychkov and have refreshments immediately following the concert. No purchase necessary to win. 

 

The San Francisco Symphony VIP Pass Sweepstakes Rules

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.*

*1. Eligibility:* The San Francisco Symphony VIP Pass Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of California who are 21 and over.  Employees of The San Francisco Symphony, its parent and affiliate companies, and the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of an employee of any of those entities are not eligible. Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

*2. Sponsor:* The San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94102.

*3. Timing:* The Sweepstakes begins on March 1, 2012 at 12:00:01AM Pacific Standard Time and closes September 3, 2012 at Midnight PacificTime for the September 5, 2012 concert, and September 12, 2012 Midnight Pacific Time for the September 15 concert (the "Promotion Period"). Sponsor's computer is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstakes.

*4. How to Enter:*

*A. Purchase a ticket to the September 5, 2012 8pm concert, or the September 15, 2012 8pm concert. 

* B. Send a 3.5x 5 inch card with your name, phone number, and address, with the title: Bychkov VIP Pass Sweepstakes to the Sponsor* during the Promotion Period*.

You can obtain only one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for each date.  *All entries must be received by Sponsor by the close of the Promotion Period*; any requests for an entry received after the close of the Promotion Period will be ignored. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified.

In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized ticket holder will be deemed to be the registrant or player.  The “authorized ticket holder” is the natural person assigned an account in the Sponsor's records.  The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

*5. Grand Prize Drawing:* At the close of the Promotion Period, Sponsor will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winner from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.  The potential winner will be notified by phone from the San Francisco Symphony.  If the potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to sign and return the Affidavit within the required time period, he/she forfeits prize.   The potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.  In the event that the potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.  Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.

*6. Prizes:*   *FORTY (40) GRAND PRIZES*: One (1) VIP pass for two to a reception in the Green Room at Davies Symphony Hall following the concert on September 5, 2012 at 8pm or one (1)  VIP pass for two to a reception following the concert on September 15, 2012. Reception includes light food and drinks. 

*General Conditions*: Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. All artists subject to change. Program subject to change. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value if it should become unavailable for any reason.  Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.  Odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.  Approximate Retail Value: $20. 

*7. Release:* By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Entrant acknowledges that they are providing information directly to SF Symphony.

*8. Publicity:* Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

*9. General Conditions:* Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. 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 any other Promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages 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.

*10. Limitations of Liability:* The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; ( 5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

*11. Disputes:* Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (Southern Division) or the appropriate California State Court located in the City and County of San Francisco, California; (2) 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 (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, 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 the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

*12. Winner List:* For the winner list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Sponsor with the request.  Winner List Requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date listed above and no later than February 28, 2013.