Absolut Nights Official Rules


Sponsor: Pernod Ricard USA, LLC, 100 Manhattanville Rd, Purchase, NY 10577.

Eligibility: The Absolut Nights Contest is open only to legal residents of the State of New York, age 21 or older at the time of entry. Officers, directors and employees of Sponsor, [Agency name and affiliates, if applicable], its [and their respective] parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates; individuals or entities responsible for the development, printing, distribution and implementation of this Contest; suppliers, distributors and retailers of alcohol-beverage products; and individuals who are employees of or members of the immediate family or household, whether or not related, of any of the foregoing are not eligible to enter to win. Contest is subject to all applicable Federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Contest Entry Period: The Contest will begin on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and end on Saturday, September 13, 2014. To be eligible, all entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST September 12, 2014. (the “Contest Entry Period”).

To Enter:

  1. To enter via social media. Visit facebook.com/absolut or twitter.com/Absolutvodka_us (the “Web Site”), follow all instructions, and upload a photo of the Absolut truck and the hashtag #Absolutnights and Twitter account @absolutvodka_US to enter the Contest. Only followers of Absolut Vodka on Facebook and Twitter are eligible for the contest.

Only entries received during the Contest Entry Period and which are otherwise fully compliant with these Official Rules are “Valid Entries.”  Limit one (1) entry per person, per e-mail address per day, regardless of method of entry stated above. A “day” is defined as 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time though 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Entrants may enter the Contest using one (1) valid name and social media user account only. In the event of a dispute involving entries submitted by multiple individuals using the same social media account account or address, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized subscriber of the user’s profile. The authorized account subscriber/owner is defined as the natural person who controls the social media profile and he/she must fully comply with these Official Rules. Entrants expressly agree to assume the risk of lost, late, incomplete, garbled, damaged, delayed, illegible, stolen, undelivered or misdirected entries and acknowledge that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for such entries. 

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook Inc. (“Facebook”) or Twitter Inc. (“Twitter”).  By entering this Contest, you understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Facebook or Twitter. 

Judging Criteria: Submissions shall be judged by SCA Promotions Inc. and Pernod Ricard USA LLC according to the following judging criteria (the “Judging Criteria”):

(#1) correct use of #AbsolutNights hashtag and @Absolutvodka_US

(#2) picture of Absolut truck

(#3) aesthetic quality of picture uploaded

(#4) Photos uploaded must comply with DISCUS Code of Reponsible Practices, available at: http://www.discus.org/assets/1/7/May_26_2011_DISCUS_Code_Word_Version1.pdf

Selection of Winner(s): On September 9, 10 and 12, 2014, an independent fulfillment organization or entity designated by Sponsor will select four (4) winners from all Valid Entries in accordance with the Judging Criteria. The Sponsor and/or its independent fulfillment organization will determine, in its/their sole discretion, which entries are deemed Valid Entries, and their decisions and the result of the drawing will be final in all respects.   Odds of winning depend on the total number of Valid Entries timely received.

Winner Notification: Potential winner will be notified by email or through a private message via Facebook or Twitter, using the information provided on such potential winner’s entry on or about [date of notification] (“Prize Notification”).  Prize Notification by email shall be deemed to have occurred on the date Sponsor or Sponsor’s designee first attempts to make email contact with a potential winner and Prize Notification by mail shall be deemed to have occurred on the date such notification is postmarked.  In order to receive the Prize (as defined below), potential winner must provide his or her social security number and may [will] also be required to sign an affidavit or certification of eligibility and publicity/liability release within seven (7) business days of the date of initial Prize Notification, or an alternate potential winner will be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  If any prospective potential winner is found to be ineligible for any reason, an alternate potential winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  If Prize Notification is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Prize may be awarded to an alternate potential winner.  Any non-response by a potential winner or Sponsor’s failure to receive a response from any potential winner within the prescribed seven (7) business day period will result in disqualification of such potential winner and the selection of an alternate potential winner in Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting. In the event Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner or if a potential winner is non-compliant with these Official Rules, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected. Sponsor is not responsible for unsuccessful efforts to notify any potential winner.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the potential winner and any alternate potential winners are collectively referred to herein as the “Winner.” 

Prize: The four (4) daily Winners will each receive an UBER ride voucher (approximate retail value is $50.00 per voucher (the “Prize”). Four (4) vouchers will be awarded on these specific days of the contest of the contest: September 9th, 10th and 12th, 2014. Terms and conditions for the use of the voucher can be found at https://www.uber.com/

General Prize Conditions: Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. No transfers, cash redemption, or substitutions are permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value in its sole and absolute discretion.  Prize award is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.  Any and all Federal, state and local taxes on Prizes, and any other costs, fees and expenses not explicitly stated herein as being awarded, are the sole responsibility of the Winner.  Prizes will be sent within 3 days from the date of completion of the Winner verification process. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.


General: By participating, all entrants warrant and represent that they have complied in full with these Official Rules, including but not limited to all eligibility requirements, and further agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and/or the fulfillment organization or entity, which are final and binding in all respects. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Photocopies, facsimiles, illegible, incomplete or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered, mass entries or entries generated automatically or robotically, or by a script, macro or use of any automated or mechanical device(s) or practices, or any other means which subvert the entry process are void.  Sponsor, [Agency name and affiliates, if applicable], Facebook, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions and/or advertising or Contest agencies, individuals or entities responsible for the development, printing, distribution and implementation of this Contest, suppliers, distributors and retailers of alcohol-beverage products, and each of their respective employees, officers, directors and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible or postage due entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, mechanical, typographical, printing, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or errors of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor; (iii) hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, cellular towers, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled, scrambled, delayed or faulty data transmission entries; failure of any e-mail transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted e-mail transmissions; inaccessibility of the Web Site in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or the Web Site; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Contest, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Contest, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an email account used in connection with the Contest; or (iv) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or other device related to or resulting from entering or otherwise participating in the Contest or downloading materials from or use of a Web Site.  Released Parties are also not responsible for any other errors in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries and/or QR codes, the incorrect scanning of any QR code, uploading of any Photo, the announcement of the Winners, or typographical, printing or other errors in these Official Rules or in any Contest-related materials.  Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw and terminate, or modify, the administration of the Contest if it becomes technically corrupted, if a computer virus or system malfunction impairs its ability to conduct the Contest, or if the online entry method otherwise becomes impossible, impractical, infeasible for any other reason.  If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion to cancel, suspend, modify or terminate the Contest.  In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor will award Prizes for the drawings at issue in a random drawing from all non-suspect, eligible entries received for the applicable drawing(s) up to the time of such cancellation or termination of the Promotion. 

By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to release, defend, indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties from and against any and all claims, demands, expenses, losses and liabilities of any nature whatsoever caused or contributed to by: (i) entering or participating in the Contest (including any claims of third parties alleging infringement, rights of publicity, rights of privacy or defamation or other intellectual property rights); (ii) the acceptance, use or misuse of any Prize; and/or (iii) participation in any Prize-related activities or travel.  By participating in the Contest and accepting a Prize, entrant irrevocably grants to Sponsor and its designees, the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to use the entrant's name, address (city and state), image, voice, likeness, statements, biographical material and entry/submission, including, but not limited to any video, still image, likeness, photos, names, special effects or digital or other recording, performances or other material contained in such entry/submission, as submitted or as edited, altered or modified in any way by the Sponsor or its designee(s) in the Sponsor’s sole discretion) as well as any additional photographic images, video images, portraits, interviews or other materials relating to the entrant and arising from his/her participation in this Contest in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, for advertising, Contest or any other purposes, without limitation and without additional review, notification, compensation, or approval from the entrant  (unless prohibited by law).  Entrant further agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor from any and all claims that any commercial, advertising, presentation, web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor infringes on the rights of entrant’s work as contained in any submitted entry.

Warranty:  By entering, each entrant warrants and represents (i) that each individual featured or visible in entrant’s entry/submission is at least 25 years of age or older at the time the entry was initially shot or otherwise prepared; (ii) that the entrant owns all rights to the submission he/she is entering in this contest, including, without limitation, the video or digital recording, and the performance contained in each submission, with the exception of any Sponsor brand assets provided or made available by the Sponsor for use by entrants in connection with this Contest; (iii) that the entrant is the individual pictured and/or heard in the submission, or, alternatively, that the entrant has obtained permission from each and every person appearing in the submission, granting full exhibition rights to the Sponsor as described in these Official Rules, and can make written copies of such permissions available to the Sponsor upon request; and (iv) that his/her submission(s): (a) is original to the entrant and has been legally obtained and created, (b) does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party, or violate applicable laws, rules regulations, or network standards; and (c) has not been entered in or won any previous contests or awards.  By submitting an entry/submission, entrant warrants and represents that he/she consents to the submission and use of the entry/submission in this Contest and to its use as otherwise set forth herein.

Content:  Each entry must be suitable for display and publication in all forms of media, including but not limited to the internet, the World Wide Web, print, radio, and network, cable or satellite television broadcast.  Accordingly, entries may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that: (i) is sexually explicit or suggestive (e.g., nudity or pornography); violent or derogatory; profane; (ii) promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; (iii) features, advocates, suggests, condones, or treats in a humorous manner the excessive, underage or irresponsible consumption of beverage alcohol products; (iv) is obscene or offensive, including but not limited to words or symbols that might be considered offensive to individuals of any race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group; (v) portrays Sponsor or Sponsor’s brands or products in any way that may give rise to public contempt, scandal, disrepute or ridicule or that defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about Sponsor or other people or companies; (vi) contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others; contains any personal identification; (vii) contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including songs, photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media); (viii) contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead; (ix) communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor associates; (x) violates any law; and/or (xii) does not comply with the DISCUS Code of Responsible Practices, including, but not limited to, photos that promote over consumption, or the irresponsible consumption of alcoholic beverages.  Sponsor reserves the right to make determinations of suitability in its sole and absolute discretion, and to disqualify any entries it determines to be inappropriate for any of the reasons listed above, or for any other reason.

Assignment of Rights:  If entrant’s submission is judged a potential winner, entrant may be required to execute such documents as may be required by Sponsor to irrevocably assign and transfer to Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in the submission, including, without limitation, all copyrights, and forever waive all moral rights in the submission, any rights of privacy, intellectual property rights, and any other legal or moral rights that might preclude the Sponsor’s use, alteration or modification of the submission or require the entrant's permission to use it for any purpose, and agrees to never sue or assert any claim against the Sponsor or any entity acting pursuant to Sponsor’s direction for any use, alteration of such submission.


Interpretation: This Contest shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A. without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. By participating, entrants agree that any and all disputes arising out of or relating in any way to this Contest shall be litigated only in courts sitting in New York, NY, U.S.A.  The New York courts (State and Federal) shall have sole jurisdiction of any controversies regarding the Contest/contest and the laws of the State of New York shall govern the Contest/Contest.  Each entrant waives any and all objections to jurisdiction and venue in these courts and hereby submits to the jurisdiction of these courts.

Winner’s list: (Available after September 25th): For a list of Prize Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by September 25th to: SCA Promotions Inc 

Unsubscribe: Sponsor shares your concerns about the privacy of your personal information. By entering this Contest, entrants agree to receive marketing materials, communications and other materials from the Sponsor and/or any promotional partners whose products and services Sponsor feels might interest entrants at a future date. An entrant not interested in receiving future promotional offers should email PRUSAConsumerSupport@pernod-ricard.com to notify the Sponsor that he or she does not desire to receive such materials.

[ABSOLUT® Vodka. Product of Sweden. 40% Alc./Vol. Distilled From Grain. ©2014 Imported by Absolut Spirits Co., New York, NY.


No Purchase necessary. Contest ends 00:00 9/12/14. Must be 21+. Void where prohibited. NY residents only.

Updated 5/22/2013