Official Rules

2015 Operation Santa Claus Official Rules

Contest Name:            Operation Santa Claus (hereafter, “the Contest”)
Companies:     C. Basil Ford; Joe Basil Chevrolet; Basil Resale Sheridan and Transit; Basil                                Resale South; Basil Resale Delaware; Basil Toyota; Basil Chevrolet                                              Buick Cadillac; Robert Basil Buick GMC Cadillac; Basil Volkswagen of                          Lockport; (hereafter, “the Basil Automotive Group”).
The Basil Automotive Group will conduct the Contest substantially as described in these rules, and by participating, each participant agrees as follows:

1.      Operation Santa Claus is a promotional event to drive traffic to the Basil Automotive Group.  Simply for stopping at any of the Basil Automotive Group’s locations, participants fill out one donor registration form per day and enter it electronically into our contest database.  At the end of the contest, ten finalists will be drawn randomly.  Each finalist will be given a key.  Live during WKBW PM Buffalo on December 18th, at approximately 6:30 PM, each finalist will press the panic button and try to sound off the alarm of a pre-selected vehicle.  The individual, whose key sounds off the panic alarm, wins $2,100.00 from each of the previously mentioned, independently owned and operated Basil dealerships.  $2,100.00 from each of the previously mentioned independently owned and operated Basil dealerships will allow the winner of the contest to put forth that money towards a new or used vehicle from The Basil Automotive Group.
  1. Vehicle must be in stock and winner must take delivery by December 31st, 2015.
i.                    Dates of Contest: The Contest will begin on November 27, 2015 and end on December 18, 2015.
ii.                  How to Enter: Simply stop by any of the Basil Automotive Group’s ten locations and fill out an electronic registration form from November 27, 2015 through December 16, 2015.
iii.                How to Win: The Basil Automotive Group will conduct a random drawing of all completed official entry forms electronically submitted at the end of the Contest.  Entry forms must be entirely completed to qualify.  Seven finalists will be determined from that drawing.  All seven finalists will be chosen on or before December 16th, 2015. The Basil Automotive Group will call finalists at most twice and will leave one message. In the event that the finalist cannot be reached on the second attempt, or return message within 24 hours, a new finalist will be chosen. Each of the seven finalists will be given one key.  Only one of the seven keys will sound the panic alarm of a pre-determined vehicle.  The individual, whose key sounds the panic alarm on the vehicle, wins $2,100.00 from each of the previously mentioned, independently owned and operated Basil dealerships.  $2,100.00 from each of the previously mentioned independently owned and operated Basil dealerships will allow the winner of the contest to apply that dollar value towards any new or used vehicle in stock. 
iv.                Other Requirements
·         Participants are allowed one visit, per day, per dealership to fill out registration form(s).
·         Participants must be at least 18 years of age on or before December 18, 2015.
·         No purchase is necessary.
·         Winner, or proxy, must be present to win.  The Basil Family of Dealerships will not provide a proxy under any circumstances, with one exception: If a travel ban due to an act of God is initiated by any government agency which impairs travel to the chosen dealership location on December 18, 2015, the Basil Automotive Group reserves the right to provide a proxy for any finalist.
·         Winners must choose and take delivery of vehicle by December 31, 2015. Vehicle must be in stock.

2.      Grand Prize.  Each independently owned and operated Basil dealership will contribute $2,100.00 toward the purchase of a new or used vehicle.  There is no cash alternative.  If a winner is disqualified, the Basil Automotive Group reserves the right to determine an alternate winner.

3.      Eligibility and Limitations: Participants and winner must be U.S. residents at least 18 years of age as determined by the Basil Automotive Group.  Employees of the Basil Automotive Group, the Contest’s participating sponsors and their advertising agencies, employees of other television or radio stations, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate or win.  The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

4.      Entry Forms must be filled out electronically at one of the Ten Basil Dealership Locations.  Incomplete entry forms are not permitted.

5.      Publicity; Use of Personal Information.  By participating, all participants and winner grant the Basil Automotive Group exclusive permission to use their names, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other contests and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.  By participating in the Contest, participants agree that the Basil Automotive Group may disclose personal information obtained from participants in the Contest to third parties and such use of information for marketing and other purposes.

6.      Release.  By participating, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against the Basil Automotive Group, its employees and agents, the Contest’s sponsors and their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Contest, or from the use of any prize.  In order to receive the prize, participants must sign an official waiver form provided by the Basil Automotive Group.

7.      Taxes.  Any valuation of the prize stated above is based on available information provided to the Basil Automotive Group, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law.  The winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes and registration fees related to the prize and paying expenses associated with any prize, which is not specifically provided for in the official rules.  The winner must provide the Basil Automotive Group with valid identification and valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded.  Prizes are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize.  Any person winning will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.

8.      Decisions.  By participating in the Contest, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of Basil Automotive Group personnel.  The Basil Automotive Group reserves the right to disqualify any participant or winner and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or who the Basil Automotive Group believes has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means.  The Basil Automotive Group will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Contest and the Basil Automotive Group’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final.  If the conduct or outcome of the Contest is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Basil Automotive Group, the Basil Automotive Group reserves the right to terminate this Contest, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Basil Automotive Group deems appropriate.  All decisions made by the Basil Automotive Group are final.  The Basil Automotive Group may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion.

9.      Miscellaneous.  The winner must submit proof of eligibility and sign the companies release form to claim the prize.  No purchase is necessary to participate or win.  Purchase does not increase chance of winning.  Void where prohibited.  Odds of winner depend of number of participants.  The Basil Automotive Group may substitute prizes, amend the rules or discontinue the Contest at any time.  The Basil Automotive Group disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of the Contest.  Written copies of these rules are available during normal business hours at Robert Basil Buick GMC Cadillac, 3475 Southwestern Blvd Orchard, Park, NY 14127 and by mail upon written request with stamped, self-addressed return envelope.  All entries become the property of the Basil Automotive Group and will not be returned.

10.  Compliance with law.  The applicable laws of the United States of America govern the conduct of the Contest, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein.  Basil Automotive Group will follow the applicable laws for conducting contests, including notice to the State Attorney General or consumer affairs office, posting a prize bond, furnishing lists of winners, running specific on-air disclaimers, providing specific written information about the Contest, etc. as required by local or state law.