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Applebee’s DTE Energy Music Theatre August Ticket Sweepstakes Rules

Posted on July 1st, 2015 by TEAM Schostak in Events

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants/Applebee’s DTE Energy Music Theatre Ticket Sweepstakes



Eligibility: Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to those who enter on the 66 participating TSFR Applebee’s Facebook pages and who are 18 years of age as of the date of entry. The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of Michigan and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (the “Sponsor”) their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on August 24. All online entries must be received by August 27 at 11:59 pm EST.

How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by posting a comment on any one of the 66 posts on a TSFR Applebee’s Facebook page and sharing your favorite Applebee’s menu item. For a complete list of locations and Facebook pages, visit here. The entry must fulfill all sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants. Only one comment per person is permitted – multiple comments on the same, or different, Applebee’s pages will result in disqualification. 

Prizes: There will be 1 winner, drawn at random. The winner will receive 2 DTE Energy Music Theatre tickets to the September 4 concert. The winner will receive access to DTE’s Ivy Lounge, plus other amenities. The winner will also receive a $25 Applebee’s gift card. Approximate retail value for all tickets, extra amenities and gift cards is $125. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winners. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants to use winners’ name, likeness and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Winner selection and notification: Winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winner will be notified via Facebook on August 28. Winner will have 24 hours to respond via Facebook. TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winner not receiving Facebook notifications. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, or fails to claim the prize within 24 hours from the time award notification was sent, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.

The receipt by winners of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

Rights Granted by you: By entering this Sweepstakes you understand that TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants, anyone acting on behalf of TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

Terms: TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants. TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.

Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States AND Michigan, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Michigan having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

Privacy Policy:  Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants Web Site. To read the Privacy Policy, visit

Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants

17800 Laurel Park Drive North

Suite 200C

Livonia, MI 48152

Requests must be received no later than August 31, 2015.

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is:

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants

17800 Laurel Park Drive North

Suite 200C

Livonia, MI 48152