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Party Package

What will be in my Party Package?

Your party package will include:

  • Stadium Blanket - 1
  • Chip/Dip bowl - 1
  • 3x5 banner with grommets - 1
  • Metallic can cooler - 10
  • Nerf Football - 10
  • Thunder sticks - 10
  • Key Chains - 10


Taurus Game Day Promotion

Official Rules



PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The Taurus Game Day Promotion (”Promotion”) consists of a “Host Sweepstakes” and a “Friend Sweepstakes” and begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 9/26/09 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 10/11/09 (the “Promotion Period”).  Administrator’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Promotion.

SPONSOR: Ford Motor Company, One American Road, Dearborn, MI 48126.
ADMINISTRATOR: Exposure Marketing & Promotions, Inc., 1000 North Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. House Party, Inc. (“HPI”) is not a sponsor or administrator of this Promotion, and shall have no liability or responsibility with respect to this Promotion.

ELIGIBILITY: The Host Sweepstakes is open only to entrants who a) have been selected by HPI to be a Host of a “Ford Taurus Game Day House Party” on the national HPI party date of 10/18/09, have received email notification from HPI of such Host selection, and have a) logged into the Ford Taurus Game Day House Party website hosted by HPI (located at and completed the initial online party start-up process; b) are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (U.S.); and c) are at least eighteen (18) years of age and not a minor in his/her state of residence (such eligible and qualifying entrants being referred to herein as “Host Entrants”).  The Friend Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (U.S.) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older and not a minor in his/her state of residence at the time of entry (“Friend Entrant”). The Promotion is not open to 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, News America, Inc.,, Fox Digital Media, Inc., National Football League, House Party, Inc., Team Detroit, Inc., and their respective parents, divisions, affiliates, dealers, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, including Exposure Marketing & Promotions, Inc. and companies involved in the implementation and execution of the Promotion (collectively the “Promotion Entities”). Promotion 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 Promotion, 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 Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

HOW TO ENTER THE HOST SWEEPSTAKES: Confirmed Host Entrants, as determined by HPI, will receive an email inviting them to participate in the Host Sweepstakes. Host Entrants will receive one (1) Entry in the Host Sweepstakes when they complete the initial Host Sweepstakes registration process (detailed below) and one (1) additional Entry in the Host Sweepstakes for each Friend Entry that they receive during the Promotion Period (detailed below). To register (and receive their initial Entry in the Host Sweepstakes), Host Entrants must a) click on the link in the email invitation to visit the Host Sweepstakes registration page; b) complete the Official Registration Form; c) agree to the Official Rules; d) agree to host a “Ford Taurus Game Day House Party” on the national HPI party date of 10/18/09; and e) submit as directed. Registered Host Entrants will receive one (1) additional Entry in the Host Sweepstakes for each Friend Entry that they receive via their Host sweepstakes page (detailed below). Entries in the Host Sweepstakes, regardless of method, are referred to herein as “Host Entries.” ALL HOST ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM ET on 10/11/09. There is no limit to the number of Host Entries that a Host Entrant may receive. Odds of winning vary based on number of Entries received.

HOW TO ENTER THE FRIEND SWEEPSTAKES: Entrants will receive one (1) Entry in the Friend Sweepstakes when they a) visit the Host sweepstakes page of one of the Host Entrants; b) complete the Official Registration Form; c) agree to the Official Rules; and d) submit as directed during the Promotion Period (“Friend Entry”). Limit: One (1) Friend Entry per person or email address in the Friend Sweepstakes for the Promotion Period. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that person’s Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified.  Odds of winning vary based on number of Entries received.

In the event of a dispute, any Sweepstakes Entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of Entry. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. 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 Friend and Host Sweepstakes 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.

WINNER SELECTION AND VERIFICATION: Host Sweepstakes - The Ford Taurus Game Day House Party Host Entrants will be featured at during the Promotion Period. Individuals who visit during the Promotion Period will be asked to enter the Friend Sweepstakes through their favorite Host’s sweepstakes page. For each Friend’s Entry received during the Promotion Period, that Party Host will receive one (1) Host Entry in the Host Sweepstakes. At the conclusion of the Promotion Period, one (1) Host Sweepstakes Grand Prize winner (subject to verification of eligibility, compliance with the Official Rules and final approval by Sponsor) will be randomly selected from among the eligible Host Entries received. Winner selection will be conducted under the supervision of Administrator, an independent judging organization. The potential winning Host Entrant’s name will be announced during the Ford Drive One FOX NFL Sunday Pregame show on 10/18/09. After the Host Entrant’s name is announced, the potential Host winner will be notified by telephone and must respond within twenty-four (24) hours of the Administrator’s first attempt to contact him/her in order to be eligible to claim the Host Sweepstakes Grand Prize. 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 potential winner’s availability to attend the Grand 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 twenty-four (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 twenty-four (24) hours, if he/she is unable to travel on the Grand Prize trip, or if he/she is otherwise ineligible to receive the prize, that potential winner will be deemed ineligible. An alternate winner will be randomly selected in his/her place and Administrator will attempt to contact and obtain the required Affidavit/Release from that potential winner. The winner’s guest must be 18 years of age or older and will be required to sign a Liability Release and where permitted by law, a Publicity Release prior to issuance of travel documents. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Host Sweepstakes Entries received. Friend Sweepstakes - The potential Friend Sweepstakes winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or about 10/19/09 from among all eligible Friend Sweepstakes Entries received. $500 VISA gift card potential winners will be selected first followed by selection of $100 VISA gift card potential winners. Drawing will be conducted by Administrator, an independent judging organization. Potential Friend Sweepstakes Prize winners will be contacted by the Administrator by telephone and email and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and except where prohibited by law, a Publicity Release Form (“Affidavit/Release”) within five days of receipt. Failure to timely return any required executed documents may cause prize to be forfeited and awarded to an alternate as solely determined by Sponsor. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Friend Sweepstakes Entries received. Limit: One (1) Promotion Prize per person or household.

PRIZES / APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (ARV): The following prizes will be awarded -
One (1) Host Sweepstakes Grand Prize – Consists of and is limited to a 2010 Ford Taurus (ARV/MSRP $40,000) and a trip for two (2) to the set of the Ford Drive One FOX NFL Sunday Pregame show in Los Angeles, CA on or about 10/24/09 through 10/26/09 (ARV $3,000). Grand Prize trip consists of and is limited to a round-trip, coach air travel from the major commercial airport nearest winners residence to Los Angeles, CA (or ground transportation if winner resides within a 200-mile radius of Los Angeles), two nights hotel accommodations (room & tax only, based on double occupancy), admission for two (2) to the Ford Drive One FOX NFL Sunday Pregame show, local ground transportation (between airport/hotel and to and from Sponsor-selected events) and $500 cash. Total ARV of Host Sweepstakes Grand Prize is $43,000. 

Thirty (30) Friend Sweepstakes Prizes – A Friend Sweepstakes Prize consists of and is limited to one (1) $500 VISA gift card or one (1) $100 VISA gift card. A total of ten (10) $500 VISA gift cards and twenty (20) $100 VISA gift cards will be awarded as Friend Sweepstakes Prizes in this Promotion. Total ARV of Friend Sweepstakes Prizes is $7,000.

Total ARV of all Prizes is $50,000.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Host Grand Prize Vehicle - Taurus vehicle ARV based on 2010 Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of a base model. Winner is responsible for vehicle registration, license, title, taxes and insurance fees and for all costs associated with any available upgrade/option packages or equipment not provided with Prize Vehicle. Winner must take delivery of vehicle within 30 days of notice of availability from Sponsor-selected dealer near winner’s residence, or prize may be forfeited. Prize Vehicle or any part thereof may differ from any prize shown in promotional materials and may not be transferred or assigned. Host 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 guest must travel on the dates specified by Sponsor and must travel on the same itinerary. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. If a winner is unable or unwilling to travel on the dates specified, the entire Grand Prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate. All activities are subject to change and availability. If a winner lives in the vicinity of Los Angeles, CA (in Sponsor's sole opinion) the winner will receive ground transfers in lieu of airfare, and no additional airfare prize will be awarded. If a winner chooses to not take a travel companion, then the travel companion elements will be forfeited and the remaining elements shall constitute full satisfaction of the Prize. Admission to the Ford Drive One FOX NFL Sunday Pregame show is subject to change and availability. In the event that the two (2) admissions are unavailable for any reason or if the Ford Drive One FOX NFL Sunday Pregame show is cancelled or postponed, that element will be forfeited and the remaining elements for the Prize Trip shall constitute full satisfaction of the Prize. Friend Prizes – Gift cards subject to the terms and conditions of Issuer. 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. 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. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify a potential winner based on the basis of their review of the results of the background investigation. 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 Promotion 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 vehicle. Neither Promotion 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 late, lost or misdirected mail, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or television related to or resulting from participation in this Promotion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION 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 Promotion 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 Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect Entry or Entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at 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.

DISPUTES: Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion 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 Promotion 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 Promotion, 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: Information collected from Entrants is subject to Ford Motor Company Privacy Policy ( and Exposure Marketing & Promotions, Inc.’s Privacy Policy (

WINNERS: To receive Promotion results (winners list), send an email with the subject line: “Taurus Game Day Winners List” to Requests must be received by 10/31/09.
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 Promotion by such companies.

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