Official Rules

Zildjian A Custom 25th Anniversary Contest 
Valid in the USA & Puerto Rico Only

Official Rules


1. Eligibility
The A Custom 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Avedis Zildjian Company, The Vic Firth Company, Guitar Center, Sam Ash and participating retail stores associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible. Immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of the aforementioned employees also are not eligible. Final determination of participation will be at the sole decision of the Sponsor as herein defined. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations and void in states where prohibited.

2. Sponsor
The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Avedis Zildjian Co., 22 Longwater Drive, Norwell, Massachusetts 02061, USA (the “Sponsor”).

3. Agreement 
Agreement to participate in the Sweepstakes requires full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with the Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

4. Sweepstakes Period
The Sweepstakes begins on September 1st, 2017 at 12:01 am EDT and ends on November 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified. Entries will be accepted for the duration of the Sweepstakes using any of the following methods: Online entrance via on either a desktop or mobile device, submission of a validated sales receipt sent via US mail.

5. How to Enter
Online submission of a qualifying entry will be available by visiting our website (  Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Participation in the Sweepstakes is automatically deemed an acceptance of the Official Rules.

6. Prize Drawing
On or about November 20th, 2017, the Sponsor will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via email. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within ten (10) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

7. Winner Notification
The potential winners will be notified by email. The Grand Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if a minor in his/her state of residence) upon the Sponsor’s discretion, will be required to complete, sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period, the potential winner forfeits the prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of the Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately within 6 months after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.

8. Prizes
Grand Prize (1): Trip for two to the Zildjian factory in Norwell, MA USA (date to be determined based upon availability and schedule of Zildjian factory and at the sole discretion of the Sponsor) to select an “A Custom” cymbal set-up. Set-up will consist of one pair of HiHats, two Crash Cymbals, one EFX Cymbal and one Ride Cymbal (winner’s choice). Grand Prize consists of the following: round trip coach air transportation for Winner and a guest between the major airport nearest the address on the Winner’s sweepstakes entry form, and Boston, MA; hotel accommodations (one room - room rate and related taxes only) for Winner for two consecutive nights, plus selected meals. Approximate Retail Values (ARV) of $3419.75 will vary depending upon travel costs and cymbals and merchandise selected.

Prizes are not transferable. In the event the winner is unable to redeem the trip to the Zildjian factory, he or she may claim the set of Zildjian Cymbals, which will be shipped by the Sponsor to the winner’s residence. The prize is not redeemable for cash. For unavailable prizes, one of equal or lesser value will be awarded. Taxes on prizes and any expenses not specified herein are winners' responsibility. All prize ARV'S are in U.S. currency. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use each winner's name, prize won, hometown & likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation. 

Grand Prize (1) A Custom Set Up
HiHats:           $339.95 - $419.95
Crashes (2):  $389.90 - $619.90
Ride:             $309.95 - $369.95
EFX:              $129.95 - $309.95
Lodging:       $350
Travel:         $1200
Meals:         $150
Total ARV: $2869.75 - $3419.75

9. General Conditions
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website and or Facebook page, or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Liabilities and Rights:
1. The Sponsor reserves the right to remove and disqualify any submission they deem to be in violation of another party's copyright or other intellectual property rights.
2. The Sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and of Entrants and to disqualify any Entrant or entry deemed not in compliance or any entry deemed not in accordance with these Official Sweepstakes Rules. The Sponsors also reserve the right to request further documentation, at their sole and absolute discretion, to verify eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. If a prize or any portion thereof, is unavailable, the Sponsors, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or lesser value and/or specification.
3. In addition, the Sponsors reserve the right, at any time and in their sole discretion, to disqualify and/or deem ineligible any individual who they reasonably believe (a) has failed to agree to the Official Rules or has violated the Official Rules; or (b) is acting in a bad faith, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.
4. Sponsors reserve the right to modify, suspend, terminate or cancel the Sweepstakes, as appropriate, including due to any other reason beyond the control of the Sponsors.
5. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the  Sponsor and Platform Sponsor, their parent, subsidiary and other affiliated companies, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Sweepstakes websites in connection with the Sweepstakes; (ii) your violation of these Official Rules; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, trademark, intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other proprietary right in connection with the Sweepstakes; or (iv) any claim that your entry caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive indefinitely beyond the conclusion of the Sweepstakes and your use of the Sweepstakes websites.

10. Release and Limitations of Liability
By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d)application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
1. Conducting and awarding of prizes for the Sweepstakes will be carried out in full compliance with applicable U.S. laws.

11. Disputes
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Massachusetts. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants 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 Massachusetts, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Massachusetts.

12. Privacy
Information collected from entrants is subject to sponsor’s privacy policy.

13. Winner List
To request the name of the winner send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to A Custom 25th Contest, Avedis Zildjian Co. 22 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA  02061. Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date listed above. For the Winner List, you can also send an email to

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