ELIGIBILITY:  ABSOLUT FOOTBALL TAILGATE PACKAGE TEXT 2 WIN. (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal U.S. residents of Alaska who are 21 years of age or older. Employees, directors, officers, and agents of ABSOLUT, (“Sponsor”), their parent companies, divisions, dealers, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, advertising and promotional agencies, and suppliers involved in the Sweepstakes, as well as the members of each of their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and in-laws) and persons residing in the same household of such individuals are not eligible to enter or win. Employees of alcohol beverage retailers and distributors are also not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER:  Sweepstakes starts on 9.1.17 at 10:00:01 AM AKST and ends 11:59:59 PM AKST on 9.30.17 (Sweepstakes Period). There two (2) ways to enter.

A) Use an SMS-enabled device to text keyword “ABSOLUT” to 31996 ("Text Message Entry"). All text entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM AKST on 9.30.17.

B) On a 3’ by 5’ notecard mail in your name, phone number, address and date of birth to The Robbins Agency, P.O. Box 220149 Anchorage Alaska, 99522 across the top of the card write “Tailgate” (“Mail in Entry”). All entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM PT on 9/30/17.

*Only text messages with an eligible keyword will automatically be credited with one entry in the Sweepstakes. Standard text message and data rates may apply to each message sent or received. Other charges may apply; check your mobile plan for rates/details. Participation may not be possible on all carriers. To cease receiving messages regarding the Sweepstakes, text the word STOP to 31996. You will not receive future text messages regarding the Sweepstakes except for notification if you are selected as a potential winner. Please note that proof of text message submission does not constitute proof of delivery/receipt. Limit one text message entry per wireless account per day. If more than one (1) entry is received from the same person, or phone number in a single day, only the first entry will be considered valid and Sponsor may choose to disqualify all entries submitted by that person at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is the 24-hour period between 12:00:00 AM AKST and 11:59:59 PM AKST. Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION: Winner will be selected in a drawing conducted on or about 10.1.17, from all eligible text entries received by The Robbins Agency Inc, an independent judging agency whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. All prizes will be awarded assuming sufficient eligible entries are received and prizes are properly claimed. Potential winners will be notified by text within 1 (1) day of drawing date.



There will be 1 Grand Prize consisting (1) 65” TV and Absolut Bloody Mary Package (logo glassware, mixers and barware). Total estimated retail value is $1,100 ARV.

Important Notice: Winner will be responsible for all any other incidental costs or expenses not identified in these rules. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Limit one (1) Prize per household. All prizes will be awarded assuming sufficient eligible entries are received and prize is properly claimed. In the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, or if prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner or the prize may not be awarded.

WINNER VERIFICATION: The potential winner is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. The potential Prize winner will be required to provide a current Alaska State driver’s license to verify date of birth and winner verification.  Failure to provide all required information and a signature on the documents will result in forfeiture of winner’s right to claim a prize and may be awarded to an alternate winner, if time permits. Official Rules, or if prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner.

PRIZE TERMS: Prize is not transferable and includes only the item specifically listed as part of each prize. No substitution or cash equivalent of prize is permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Travel is subject to certain blackout dates. If prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to transfer the prize to another party qualifying for the promotion.  Any portion of prize not accepted by winner will be forfeited. Federal, state, and local taxes on prize and any expenses relating to the acceptance of and use of prize not specified herein are the responsibility of winner. Sponsor will issue an IRS Form 1099-MISC for each winner whose prize is valued at $600 or more. Approximate retail value is as of the time the rules were printed and the value of a prize may fluctuate. Winners are not entitled to any difference between the ARV and the actual value of the prize at the time the prize is awarded.   

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsor (distributor, host or supplier) is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, mutilated, postage due, incomplete or illegible entries or mail. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by entrant or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the entries. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable text messages resulting from filtration of a user’s internet service provider or wireless phone carrier network. Sponsor is also not responsible for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone service, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may affect the ability of consumers to participate, or for any damage to any participant’s computer system/software related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of entrants. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of a winning entrant, the entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address from which a online Entry was sent (i.e. the natural person assigned to the number by a service provider). Potential winners may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the phone # and email address associated with the winning entry. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE/PHONE SERVER OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Proof of submission of an entry will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical, technical, or other error in the Sweepstakes offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of prize winners. In the event of a printing/production/typographical error, irregular or invalid code/message or equipment error, neither ABSOLUT, their parent companies, their distributors, alcohol beverage retailers, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, or their respective agents or agencies shall have any liability. In no event will more than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules be awarded. If, for any reason, more prize notifications are sent (or more claims are received) than the number of prizes offered, as set forth in these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right to award the intended number of prizes through a random drawing from among all eligible prize claims received. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes is severely undermined by any event beyond the control of Sponsor, including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, infection by computer virus, unauthorized intervention, technical failures or other cause not reasonably within the control of Sponsor (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes without any further obligation. If Sponsor, in its discretion, elects to alter this Sweepstakes no notice is required and it may do so at its sole discretion. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor will award the prizes in a random drawing from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation, providing a sufficient number of entries are received. By participating in this Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees: (i) to be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements; (ii) to hold Sponsor, its representatives, directors, officers, agents, divisions, dealers, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, advertising and promotional agencies, employees and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”), harmless against any and all claims, injuries, damages, losses and liability that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of any prize or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any prize; and (iii) that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Winner, by acceptance of a prize, grants to Sponsor and its designees the right to use winner's name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information in perpetuity for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, without further compensation, or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or the prizes awarded shall be governed by the laws of the State of Alaska without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, and that any and all disputes that 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 Anchorage, Alaska. Further, in such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s 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. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.

Sponsor does reserve the right to alter or change this Sweepstakes at any time without notice and it is the responsibility of the entrant to verify the current rules by calling 907-344-4451 during normal business hours.

RULES REQUEST: For a copy of the official rules, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope postmarked 9.31.17 to: TAILGATE C/O The Robbins Agency, P.O. Box 220149 Anchorage, Alaska 99522, 

WINNER LIST:  For the name of the winner, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope 10.31.17: TAILGATE Winners Request P.O. Box 220149 Anchorage Alaska 99522.

VIP Club: Entry into the Sweepstakes acknowledges your willingness to be registered as a member of the ABSOLUT T2W VIP club. You acknowledge and agree to allow Sponsor, its representatives, dealers, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, advertising and promotional agencies to send to your mobile device messages for promotional and marketing purposes.   No party referenced herein will release your information to other parties but may provide the information to affiliated entities and contractors to use for statistical and marketing purposes. More information on the terms and conditions governing the T2W VIP please call 907-344-4452 and ask about T2W VIP Club information or send an email to Subject line:T2W VIP Club Info to mike@robbinsalaska.com.