Pandora Backroads Social Sweepstakes presented by Advance Auto Parts




  1. SPONSOR: Advance Auto Parts Inc, 2635 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27604 (“Sponsor”).
  2. ADMINISTRATOR: Ventura Associates International LLC, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001 (“Administrator”).
  3. ELIGIBILITY: The Pandora Backroads Social Sweepstakes presented by Advance Auto Parts (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the United States, age 21 or older at time of entry and who are physically located within 100 miles of Nashville, Tennessee, and are not officers, directors, or employees of Sponsor, Pandora Media, Inc (“Pandora”), Administrator; their respective parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies; or the advertising, promotional or fulfillment agencies of any of them (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”); nor members of their households or immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, step-parents, step-children, step-siblings and their spouses). Pandora listeners’ that have responded (RSVP’d at to Backroads event are encouraged to enter. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Void where prohibited. By participating, you agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules (“Rules”), posted at, and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects and not subject to appeal.
  4. HOW TO ENTER: To be eligible, your entry must be posted and received between 12:01 AM (ET) on October 23, 2018 and 11:59 PM (ET) on November 6, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”), and your entry must comply with the entry guidelines listed below. For purposes of these Official Rules, all times and days are Eastern Time. To enter, follow @AdvanceAutoParts on Twitter or Instagram and share a post with hashtag #AdvanceSweepstakes to your public Twitter® or Instagram® profile (each referred herein as “Entry”). All Entries received will not be judged. Limit: one (1) Entry per person per social media platform per day.
  5. Entry guidelines:

    Content must NOT contain in an Entry includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    By submitting an Entry, you hereby warrant and represent that you have not included any restricted content. If an Entry includes any of the prohibited elements listed above, the Entry will be disqualified, along with the entrant who submitted it. The above list is not intended to be exhaustive; the Sponsor and/or Administrator reserve the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

    You must have a device that supports the Twitter® or Instagram® application. If you do not have a Twitter® or Instagram® account, sign up for a free account at or, follow the instructions and agree to its terms of use. If your account is set to “protected or private mode”, your submissions will not be received by Sponsor or Administrator, resulting in your failure to enter the Sweepstakes. Normal Internet access and data usage charges imposed by your online and cell phone service provider will apply.

    Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. If an entrant submits more than the number of entries allowed by these Official Rules, and/or if the Sponsor suspects that an entrant attempted to obtain additional Entries by using multiple accounts/identities or any other method, all Entries submitted by the entrant will be declared null and void, and the entrant may be disqualified from participation in the Sweepstakes at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event of a dispute as to the ownership of any Entry, the authorized account holder of the Twitter® or Instagram® account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

    Sponsor reserves the right to post any Entry submitted in this Sweepstakes on its website, on any other website controlled by Sponsor, and on social media. The inclusion of an Entry in the Sponsor’s social media feeds or website(s) (including but not limited to Sponsor’s Twitter® or Instagram® feeds) does not indicate that the entrant who submitted it is a winner. By submitting an Entry, you hereby agree to grant the rights granted herein and to the Sponsor, its affiliates and agents, and forever release and hold Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter®, Instagram®, their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, and the officers, directors and employees of each of the foregoing, harmless from and against any liability of any kind arising from or in connection with any use of the Entry.

    During the Sweepstakes Period you will disclose your relationship with Sponsor in any online posts you make which reference the #AdvanceSweepstakes hashtag by including the statement “I entered a Sweepstakes sponsored by Advance Auto Parts Inc” in any such online posts. If you are determined as a winner, you will continue to disclose your relationship in all online posts you make that reference Advance Auto Parts Inc or any of its products or services by including the statement “I received a prize from Advance Auto Parts Inc” in any such online posts. 

  6. PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize and ten (10) Gold Prizes will be awarded.
  7. Grand Prize: Grand Prize winner and one (1) of his/her guest will receive an opportunity for a meet and greet with an artist, plus an expedited entry into the Backroads concert (“Event”) including access to the Premier viewing lounge sponsored by Advance Auto Parts. The selected Grand Prize winner and his/her guest will be required to consent to a background check as a condition of continued eligibility and failure to sign such consents and authorizations and/or to furnish all required information (including Social Security Number) may result in disqualification. If Grand Prize winner background check results are unsatisfactory as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, an alternate Grand Prize winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If guest’s background check results are unsatisfactory as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, such guest is not eligible to participate as Grand Prize winner’s guest. If the artist is not available for any reason for the meet and greet, such meet and greet will not be awarded.

    Gold Prizes: Each Gold Prize winner and one (one) of his/her guest will receive an expedited entry into the Event including access to the Premier viewing lounge sponsored by Advance Auto Parts.

    The Event is scheduled to be held on November 27, 2018 at Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St, Nashville, TN (location and time are subject to change). Transportation to/from the Event is not included. There is no retail value associated with any of the prize. Total retail value of all prizes: $0.00.

    Each winner’s guest must be 21 years or older. Winners and guests must have a valid, government-issued photo ID for Event entry and must follow all instructions and/or security procedures imposed during the Event including any other applicable local laws. The Sponsor, Event personnel(s) and/or Pandora representative(s) reserve the right in their sole discretion to suspend or cancel winner’s and/or guest participation due to non-compliance with any security procedure or inappropriate behavior or misconduct. If a winner chooses to attend the Event with no guest, the remaining elements of prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. If the Event is canceled or postponed for any reason beyond Sponsor’s control, the prize will not be awarded and no compensation will be provided. All expenses, but not limited to transportation, are each winner’s responsibility. Prize is not redeemable for cash or transferable. Any depiction of the prize is for illustrative purposes only. No substitution allowed except, at Sponsor's sole discretion, a prize of comparable value may be substituted. Prize will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible Entries are received and prize is validly claimed by November 26, 2018, after which no alternate winner will be selected, nor unclaimed prize awarded.

    By accepting the prize, each winner grants the Sponsor, Pandora and the other Sweepstakes Entities, the right to capture and publish/share photos/videos of the trip, in whole or in part, without additional permission, notification, compensation or consideration, unless prohibited by law, and in furtherance of the foregoing you specifically and irrevocably hereby grant to Sponsor and Pandora, and each of their respective affiliates and licensees the right to use and otherwise exploit such recordings with your name, voice and likeness (regardless of whether altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone, or used with other material in the Sweepstakes Entities’ sole discretion), in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, throughout the world, on website(s), mobile platforms and widgets owned, controlled and/or administered by Sponsor, Pandora, and/or any of their respective affiliates or licensees, and in any advertising or press coverage related to the foregoing.  

  8. PROCEDURES AND ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Administrator will select the potential winners on or about November 7, 2018 in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received.
  9. HOW TO CLAIM PRIZE: Each potential winner is subject to verification and entrant’s full compliance with these Official Rules before a prize can be awarded. Shortly after the random drawing on November 7, 2018, the Administrator will notify each potential winner via Twitter® or Instagram®. To claim the prize, you will be required to provide your contact information to the Administrator within 24 hours of notification. Once the potential winner’s contact information is received by the Administrator, the Administrator will email an Eligibility/Publicity Release (“Release”) to the potential winner during business hours. Potential winner and guest will be required to complete and return the Release prior to participation. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor or Administrator, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate potential winner may result from any of the following: [a] potential winner’s failure to respond to notification via Twitter® or Instagram® within twenty-four (24) hours after its transmission; [b] the failure of notification due to deactivation of the potential winner’s account prior to receipt of notification; [c] potential winner’s account is set to block notification from the Administrator or Sponsor; [d] potential winner’s failure to return the completed Release within two (2) days after transmission; [e] email to the potential winner is returned undeliverable; [f] a potential winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency, if required; [g] a potential winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the account associated with the winning entry, if required; [h] a potential winner’s failure to provide any required additional information upon Sponsor’s request; and/or [i] any other non-compliance with these Official Rules.
  10. In the event of any prize forfeiture by a potential winner, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award or not award the forfeited prize to an alternate winner. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for the Twitter® or Instagram® function that may interfere with the winner notification.

  11. LIMITATIONS: The Sweepstakes Entities do not warrant that access to the Sweepstakes will be uninterrupted. Neither the Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter®, Instagram®, Pandora, nor any of their  officers,  directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives (individually and collectively, “Releasees”) are responsible for: (a) Entries from persons residing, or physically located, outside of the 100 mile radius of Nashville, TN where the Event will be held; (b) Entries that are altered, delayed, deleted, destroyed, forged, fraudulent, improperly accessed, inaccurate, incomplete, interrupted, irregular in any way, late, lost, misrouted, multiple, non-delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized, unintelligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules; (c) lost, interrupted or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, websites, or other connection, availability, or accessibility problems arising in connection with or over the course of the Sweepstakes; (d) failure of personal computers and/or software and hardware configurations, any technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, printing errors, clerical, typographical or other errors in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of Entries, or the offering or announcement of the prize (defined in Section 5) or in any prize notification documents; (e) any other errors of any kind relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, whether human, mechanical, clerical, electronic, or technical in nature; (f) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information in connection with the Sweepstakes; (g) any changes to any Twitter® or Instagram® function that may interfere with the Sweepstakes or your ability to timely enter; or (h) damage to a user's system occasioned by participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any information necessary to participate in this Sweepstakes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the Releasees. 
  12. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes at any time if fraud, technical failures, or any other errors or other causes corrupt the administration, security, integrity, or proper play of the Sweepstakes.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select the winners from among all eligible Entries received up to the time of such cancellation, in a manner determined by Sponsor to be fair, appropriate, and consistent with these Official Rules.

  13. RELEASES: By participating in this Sweepstakes, you agree: (a) to release, indemnify, and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to participating in the Sweepstakes or the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of prize; (b) that under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, any punitive, indirect, incidental, consequential, exemplary, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or the awarded prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (d) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event will entrants be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or court costs.
  14. GENERAL: The Sweepstakes Entities’ failure to or decision not to enforce any provision in these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Rules. In the event of any conflict with any Sweepstakes details contained in these Official Rules and Sweepstakes details contained in Sweepstakes-related materials, these Official Rules shall prevail. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  15. PRIVACY POLICY: Personal information provided by you in connection with this Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at If you are selected as a winner, your information may also be included in a publicly available winners list.
  16. OFFICIAL RULES & WINNER’ LIST: For winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by November 6, 2018 to: Pandora Backroads Social Sweepstakes presented by Advance Auto Parts Winners, c/o Ventura Associates International LLC, Ref: WG, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001. For a copy of these Official Rules, print this web page or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Pandora Backroads Social Sweepstakes presented by Advance Auto Parts Official Rules, c/o Ventura Associates International LLC, Ref: WG, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001 before the end of the Sweepstakes Period. Only one request of either type, mailed separately, will be fulfilled. Vermont and Washington residents may omit return postage.
  17. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by, or associated with Twitter® or Instagram®. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor, and not to Twitter® or Instagram®. Pandora is not a sponsor of the Sweepstakes.  Pandora®  is a registered trademark owned by Pandora Media, Inc. and is used with permission.

    All marks herein are the property of their respective owners who, other than Sponsor, are not sponsors of this Sweepstakes nor do they have any responsibilities regarding its conduct or administration.