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Who Is Eligible: Attendees at the #FamilyCarAdvice event at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California on June 22, 2014 and who are legal US residents aged eighteen (18) or older with a valid Twitterâ account at the time of entry.


Employees of Sponsor, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and those associated with the development, distribution or implementation of the Sweepstakes, and their respective immediate family members (parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses regardless of where they live) are not eligible.  


How to Enter: Tweet a photo of your family next to your favorite family vehicle at the Event with the hashtag #FamilyCarAdvice and give a reason why you love it.


Multiple entries allowed. Eligible persons may not use more than one Twitter account for entry.

Sweepstakes Period and Selection of Winner: The "Sweepstakes Period" runs from 11:00 AM PST on June 22, 2014 to 11:59 PM PST on June 22, 2014. Eligible tweets using the #FamilyCarAdvice hashtag appearing in the Twitter newsfeed on during the Sweepstakes Period will be eligible for the drawing. One (1) Winner will be selected at random from among eligible Tweets appearing in the Twitter newsfeed during the Sweepstakes Period ("Winner"). Winner will be notified by direct message on Twitter. Winner will be required to provide a valid mailing address, name, email, and complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability Release within ten (10) calendar days of notification ("Release Documents"). If no response to the prize notification is received by within Two (2) business days after delivery of the notice via Twitter or if the Release Documents are not returned to within Ten (10) business days, reserves the right to select a replacement Winner at random from among the non-winning eligible entries. The Sweepstakes computer, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes. 


Waivers, Disclaimers and Releases: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the determinations of Sponsor, which shall be final. Any violation of the Official Rules may result in disqualification. The Sponsor has no obligation to notify violators of their disqualification. Unless prohibited by law, entrants agree to allow use of their name, city/state of residence, photograph, and/or likeness for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission or notification.


Sponsor will not be responsible for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with entrant, Sponsor, Sponsor's Sweepstakes application service provider, or the Twitter platform. In the event of a dispute, all entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent, provided that such person satisfies all other Sweepstakes eligibility requirements.


Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted or the owner of an ISP account will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons who submit false or misleading entry information or who Sponsor determines to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.


By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent, affiliates and related companies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, 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 any prize. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes at any time for any reason. Except as otherwise provided in these Official Rules regarding the use of Winner's information, information submitted by an entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used by Sponsor or Sponsor's agents for the purposes of administering the Sweepstakes and in accordance with Sponsor's privacy policy which may be found at


Applicable Law and Disputes: This sweepstakes is subject to all applicable United States federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws.  If the controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall then be resolved by final and binding arbitration administered by Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof ("JAMS Rules").  The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in Illinois.  All disputes arising out of or connected with this sweepstakes will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action.  The Sponsor is not liable for any consequential, indirect, exemplary, or punitive damages, or for attorneys' fees.


Prizes and Odds: The Winner will receive a gift card. No cash or prize substitutions will be permitted, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries. Entrants may only win once. Approximate retail value of each prize is $100.00. Any applicable taxes are the responsibility of the Winner.


List of Sweepstakes Winner: To obtain the name of the Winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: #FamilyCarAdvice Twitter Sweepstakes, Classified Ventures, LLC, Attn: Marketing, 175 West Jackson Blvd, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60604. Requests must be received within four (4) weeks of the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period. Residents of the State of Vermont may omit return postage.


Sponsor:  Sponsor is Cars.Com, a division of Classified Ventures, LLC, 175 West Jackson Blvd, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60604. "Twitter" is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. Twitter is not a sponsor of the Sweepstakes.


About is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers that offers information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. offers thousands of new and used vehicle listings, consumer reviews, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and many other tools. put millions of car buyers in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions. Launched in June 1998, is a division of Classified Ventures LLC, which is owned by leading media companies, including Belo (NYSE: BLC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).

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