Take the Ford American Idol® Journey Challenge

One lucky person will win a 2014 Fusion!  See Prize Details




SWEEPSTAKES DESCRIPTION: The 2014 Ford American Idol® Journey Challenge (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 4/3/14 and ends at 7:59 PM ET on 5/31/14 (“Sweepstakes Period”) and consists of seven (7) Weekly Entry Periods (see chart below).

Entry Period Entries received from 8:00 PM ET on Entries received through 7:59 PM ET on
Period 14/3/144/10/14
Period 24/10/144/17/14
Period 34/17/144/24/14
Period 44/24/145/1/14
Period 55/1/145/8/14
Period 65/8/145/12/14
Period 75/16/145/31/14

Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

SPONSOR: Ford Motor Company, One American Road, Dearborn, MI 48126.

ADMINISTRATOR: Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc., 1000 North Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia (U.S.) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in his/her state of residence, whichever is older as of date of entry (“Entrant”). Employees (and the immediate families [spouses and parents, in-laws, siblings and children and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside] and members of the same household of such employees, (whether or not related) of Ford Motor Company (“Sponsor”), Fox Broadcasting Company Twenty-First Century Fox, Fox.com, AmericanIdol.com, Fox Digital Media, Fremantle Media North America, Inc., American Idol® Productions, Inc., CORE Media Group Inc., 19 Entertainment, Inc., 19 TV Limited, 19 Recordings Inc., Team Detroit, Inc., and their respective parents, divisions, affiliates, dealers, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, including Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc. and companies involved in the implementation and execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively the “Sweepstakes Entities”) are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories and jurisdictions (including overseas military installations) and where prohibited.

AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

HOW TO ENTER: Visit www.americanidol.com/ford (the “Website”) during the Sweepstakes Period, follow the directions to answer the trivia questions posted about facts displayed in that Period’s video, complete the online entry form with the required contact information, (“Entry”) and submit the completed Entry as directed. Answering the trivia questions correctly does not affect chances of winning. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 7:59 PM ET on 5/31/14. Limit: One (1) Entry per person or email address per Entry Period. Maximum seven (7) Entries total per person per email address. In the event more than one (1) Entry is received from any one person or email address per Entry Period, the first Entry processed will be considered the only valid Entry received for that Entry Period. In the event of a dispute, Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of Entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Entries that are incomplete or corrupted are void. Sweepstakes Entities are not liable for late or misdirected Entries.

PRIZE WINNER SELECTION: One (1) prize winner will be selected in each of two (2) random drawings. The Grand Prize random drawing will be conducted on or about 5/13/14 from among all entries received prior to 7:59 PM ET on 5/12/14. The First Prize drawing will be conducted on or about 6/7/14 from among all entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Drawings will be conducted by the Administrator (an independent judging organization). For the avoidance of doubt, non-winning entries from the Grand Prize drawing will be retained for the First Prize drawing. Odds of winning a prize in Sweepstakes depend on the number of eligible Sweepstakes Entries received for applicable drawing.

WINNER VERIFICATION: Potential winners will be contacted, by Administrator, by phone and must respond by telephone within (24) hours of the Administrator’s first attempt to contact him/her in order to be eligible to claim the prize. In the case of the potential Grand Prize winner, he/she must be prepared and able to travel on the trip dates so as to attend the American Idol® Season 13 Finale Shows (scheduled for 5/20 and 5/21/14). In all cases, potential winners must be able to receive calls from a blocked/unlisted number. If a potential winner timely responds, Administrator will orally request information from the potential winner to confirm preliminary eligibility, including (for potential Grand Prize winner) his/her ability to take the Prize trip. If a potential winner is deemed potentially eligible based on the preliminary questions, Administrator will send an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and, unless prohibited by law, a Publicity Release form (“Affidavit/Release”) to the potential winner by email or facsimile to be executed and returned by email or facsimile within 24 hours from the delivery of Administrator’s email or facsimile. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within the specified time after the first attempt to contact him/her, if he/she fails to execute and return the Affidavit/Release within applicable indicated time period, if he/she is unable to accept the prize on scheduled date or if he/she is otherwise ineligible to receive the prize, that potential winner will be deemed ineligible and an alternate prize winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible Sweepstakes Entries received for the applicable drawing. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Grand Prize winner is disqualified, he/she will forfeit the prize in its entirety (i.e., both the trip and the 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium), without compensation of any kind. Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, hometown, likeness, statements and other personally identifiable information for promotional, advertising and marketing purposes in any media throughout the world without additional prize, incentive, consideration, consent or review. Potential winners may be subject to a background investigation at Sponsor’s discretion. Potential winners agree to provide all necessary consents/authorizations and to otherwise cooperate fully in the conduct of such background checks (as applicable). Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify a potential winner based on the basis of their review of the results of the background investigation. Limit: One (1) Prize per person/email address or household.

PRIZES / APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (ARV): The following prizes will be awarded -

Grand Prize – A 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium and a trip for five (5) to the American Idol® Season 13 Finale Shows in Los Angeles, CA on or about 5/19/13 through 5/22/13. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the vehicle is not to exceed $45,000 including tax, title, registration and license. Grand Prize trip consists of round-trip, coach air travel from the major commercial airport nearest winner’s residence to Los Angeles, CA (or ground transportation if winner/guests resides within a 200-mile radius of Los Angeles as determined by Sponsor/Administrator in their sole discretion), three (3) nights hotel accommodations (room & tax only, based on double occupancy per room), admission for five (5) to both of the American Idol® Finale Shows, local ground transportation (between airport/hotel) and $1,000 cash (ARV $14,000). Maximum ARV of Grand Prize is $59,000.

First Prize – A 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the vehicle is not to exceed $45,000 including tax, title, registration and license.

Maximum ARV of all Prizes is $104,000.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Prize Vehicles - Winners must take delivery of vehicle within 30 days of notice of availability from Sponsor-selected dealer near winner’s residence. Winner must have a valid U.S. driver’s license and proof of insurance to take delivery. Vehicle may differ from any prize shown in promotional materials and may not be transferred or assigned. Winners will be responsible for insurance fees and cost of any available optional equipment not provided with vehicle (sales tax, registration, license, and title are included in the ARV not to exceed $45,000 including the vehicle). Grand Prize Trip - All expenses and costs related to acceptance and use of the prize trip not expressly listed above, including but not limited to, meals, beverages, taxes and gratuities, are entirely the winner’s responsibility. The winner and guests must travel on the dates specified by Sponsor and must travel on the same itinerary. Trip guests must be 18 years of age or older at time of travel and will be required to complete and sign a Liability Release and where permitted by law, a Publicity Release prior to issuance of travel documents. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. If winner is unable or unwilling to travel on the dates specified, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate. All tickets are non transferable and cannot be sold to or used by any person(s) other than the winner and the winner’s designated guests. All activities are subject to change and availability. If winner and/or guests live in the vicinity of Los Angeles, CA (in Sponsor's sole opinion) the winner/guest will receive ground transfers in lieu of airfare, and no additional airfare prize will be awarded. If winner chooses to not take travel companions, then the travel companion element will be forfeited and the remaining elements shall constitute full satisfaction of the Prize. Admissions to the 2014 American Idol® Finale shows are subject to change and availability. In the event that the American Idol® program is cancelled or postponed, that element(s) will be forfeited and the remaining element for that Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of the Prize. All Prizes - Prizes may not be transferred or assigned. No cash or other substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the prize in whole or in part with another prize of comparable or greater value if the intended prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Winners will be responsible for all applicable taxes (not limited to federal, state, local and/or income) on prize and will be required to provide his/her Social Security number or tax ID# for tax reporting purposes. Sponsor will file where required an IRS Form 1099 with the Internal Revenue Service for the fair market value of prize.

GENERAL CONDITIONS / RELEASE: By participating, Entrants (a) release Sweepstakes Entities, their respective directors, officers, agents and employees from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by their participation, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the prize; and (b) acknowledge that said 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 a prize including, but not limited to the prize quality or availability except for Sponsor and the limited warranty provided with the prize vehicles. Neither Sweepstakes Entities nor any service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data or voice transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or Website or to complete a telephone call or facsimile transaction, or any other error or malfunction or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or television related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR MOBILE SITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being executed as planned, or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants, technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of and/or Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect Entry or Entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at www.americanidol.com/ford and the determination of the winners will be made, from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received as of the date of the termination, cancellation or suspension, as Sponsor determines in its sole discretion. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION/DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than State of Michigan.

ENTRANT'S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Personal information collected from Entrants is subject to the Ford American Idol® Journey Challenge Sweepstakes Privacy Statement located on www.americanidol.com/ford. By entering the Sweepstakes, you expressly agree to the terms of the Privacy Statement.

WINNERS: To receive Sweepstakes results (winners list), go to www.promodetails.com and enter the promo code “americanidoljourney”. Results will be available after 7/1/14.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The use of certain companies’ products and services as prizes does not imply participation in, approval of, or endorsement of this Sweepstakes by such companies.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Microsoft. In participating in the Sweepstakes, you are providing your information to Sponsor, not to Facebook, Twitter or Microsoft.

© 2014 Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

No purchase necessary. Sponsored by Ford. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. resident, 18 years of age or older. Sweepstakes ends 5/31/14. See Official Rules for details. © 2014 Ford Motor Company