Lucky Buddha Beer for Life for Best NCAA Bracket

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Lucky Buddha Beer Raises the Ante on Warren Buffett: Best Bracket Wins Beer for Life

Matt David

Today Lucky Buddha Beer announced its own college basketball challenge: Lucky Buddha Beer for life for the best bracket.

“Lucky Buddha Beer didn’t like that you had a better chance of getting struck by lightning on a sunny day then winning Buffett’s challenge. If you have the best bracket, we believe you deserve beer for life. We at Lucky Buddha Beer will make sure that happens,” said Kevin Swadish, CEO of Sage Beverages based in Carlsbad, California.

“Simply go online to and fill out your Lucky Buddha bracket. The person with the best bracket will get Lucky for life!”

“Unfortunately, some states can’t participate. If you live in one of those states and are upset, please let us know and we’ll make sure your state government hears your voice.”

About Lucky Buddha Beer
Served in a distinctive green Buddha-shaped glass bottle, Lucky is an Asian-style lager brewed using pristine water form the Thousand Island Lake in China. A year and a half ago, Lucky Buddha Beer couldn't be purchased in the United States. By the end of March 2014, it will be in all 50 states. But it's not just distribution; it’s powerful and diversified retailers like Target, Costco, BevMo and Kroger. This what you get when you combine a great tasting beer with aggressive marketing and the talented team at Sage Beverages in Carlsbad, CA.

Abbreviated Rules for POS and Web Page:

No purchase necessary. Must be 21 years of age or older. Sweepstakes begins on 03/18/14 and ends on 03/20/14. Sweepstakes open to legal US residents excluding those residing in AL, AR, FL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MO, NC, PA, TX, UT, and WV where the Sweepstakes is void. Void also in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, all other U.S. territories and possessions, and where prohibited by law. Visit for Official Rules and how to enter. Restrictions apply. (C) 2014 Sage Beverages, Carlsbad, CA. All Rights Reserved.

Official Rules
Lucky Buddha “Win Beer for Life” Sweepstakes
No purchase necessary to enter or win.
Must be 21 years of age or older and have internet access.

Eligibility: The Lucky Buddha “Win Beer for Life” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at approximately 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 03/18/14 and ends at 12:00 PM ET on 03/20/14 (the “Promotion Period”). Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. The Sweepstakes is open to legal US residents excluding those residing in AL, AR, FL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MO, NC, PA, TX, UT, and WV where the Sweepstakes is void. Void also in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, all other U.S. territories and possessions, and where prohibited by law. Persons in any of the following categories are not eligible to participate or win a prize: (a) employees of Sage Beverages (“Sponsor”), Sponsor’s advertising/promotions agencies, alcoholic beverage licensees, and the parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies of the foregoing; (b) persons who are engaged in the development, production, distribution of material, or drawing of winners for this Sweepstakes; and (c) persons who are immediate family members of, or who reside in the same household as, any person in either of the preceding categories. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor.

How to Enter: Visit, provide all information requested on the entry form, including all of your winning team picks, and submit. A winning team pick for all games must be made. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used at the time of entry. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who was assigned by an Internet access provider or on-line service provider responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the email address used to enter the Sweepstakes. Entries made using automated entry devices of any kind will be disqualified. Incomplete entries will not be accepted, acknowledged, or returned. There is a limit of one entry per person or email address. If multiple entries are received from the same person or email address the first entry will be accepted and the others will be disqualified.

Drawing and Prize: Within two weeks after conclusion of the 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men’s basketball tournament (the “Tournament”), one winner (“Winner”) will be selected at random, from among all eligible entries received which had the highest number of correctly picked winning teams participating in the Tournament. The Winner will be notified by phone or email and is subject to confirmation of eligibility. The Winner will receive the following prize (the “Prize”): two (2) mail-in rebate claim forms each month for 600 consecutive months (50 years), with each claim form good for a $30.00 rebate on one (1) case (24 bottles or cans) of Lucky Buddha beer. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Prize is $36,000. Any and all other costs and expenses not specifically mentioned herein including, but not limited to, transportation, taxes, and personal expenses, are the Winner’s responsibility to pay. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received by the close of the Promotion Period which had the highest number of correctly picked winning teams participating in the 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men’s basketball tournament. Alcohol is not being awarded as the Prize. Mail-in rebate certificates will be mailed to the Winner each month.

Prize Conditions: Submission of Mail-in Rebate Claim Forms: As with any mail-in rebate program, the Lucky Buddha “Win Beer for Life” Sweepstakes requires the Winner to make a purchase and submit a claim for the rebate amount using the official rebate claim form prior to the expiration of the rebate offer period. For every rebate claim, the Winner must initially purchase one case comprised of 24 bottles or cans of Lucky Buddha beer and mail to the Sponsor the Universal Product Code cut from the outer beer packaging and the dated cash register receipt with the purchase price of the Lucky Buddha beer circled. Two mail-in rebate claim forms will be mailed to the Winner prior to the beginning of each month for 600 consecutive months. Mail-in rebate claim forms will be valid only for the month issued (the rebate offer period) and will expire on the last day of such month. Claim forms are not transferrable from the Winner, and any claim forms that are determined to have been transferred, sold, auctioned, or otherwise conveyed in any manner from the Winner to any other person will be void and the mail-in rebate request will be denied. The Winner does not have to use the Prize in any particular month in order to continue receiving the Prize in future months; however, in the event that the Winner does not use any portion of the Prize during any month, there will be no extension, transfer, substitution, reimbursement, or compensation provided, and the Prize for that month will expire. Winner must be 21 years of age at the time of entry. Sponsor reserves the right upon notice to the Winner to substitute the Prize at any time with another prize or with a company check. The substituted prize or company check will be valued at the then-current value of the Prize at the time of substitution. Winner will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release to be returned to Sponsor. If Sponsor is unable to receive personal confirmation from the Winner of being selected as the Winner within five (5) days from the first notification attempt, or if the Winner (i) fails to complete and have returned all requested documents by the date specified by the Sponsor, (ii) is found to be ineligible, or (iii) fails to comply with the Official Rules, the Prize will be forfeited. If the Prize confirmation letter is returned as undeliverable, the Prize will be forfeited. In the event there is a difference between the stated ARV and the actual cost of the Prize, no refund for the difference will be provided. To comply with state laws, rebate checks paid for any submitted claim shall not be equal to or exceed the retail value of the beer purchased, excluding tax. If the value of any beer purchased is less than the value of the stated rebate amount, the actual rebate amount will be equal to $1.00 less than the price of the beer purchased, excluding tax. The acceptance or use of the Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use Winner’s name and address (city and state) for promotional purposes on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation. Winner agrees to release, discharge, indemnify, and hold harmless Sponsor and its parent company, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents, from any claims due to any injuries, damages, or losses to any person (including death) or property, resulting in whole or in part from acceptance or use of the Prize, or participation in the Sweepstakes. No substitutions are allowed. A purchase will not increase chances of winning. Winner must provide his/her social security number and will be issued an IRS Form 1099. All taxes (federal, state, and local) are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

Limitations on Liability: Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion or production agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, representatives, agents, and employees are not responsible for lost, late, delayed, inaccurate, incomplete, or misdirected entries, or for electronic, network or computer failures or malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions that may limit a user’s ability to participate in this Sweepstakes, or for other hardware, software or technical errors of any kind including any injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes, or for other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, or with respect to any Sweepstakes-related materials. All entries become the property of the Sponsor. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Sponsor is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, inconvenience, or loss of time arising out of any acts, omissions, or negligence, of any person, including, without limitation, air and ground transportation carriers and any person providing any service or accommodation in conjunction with the Prize, or for delays or cancellations including, but not limited to those resulting from mechanical breakdown, closings, strikes, government action, inclement weather, or Acts of God. Sponsor is not responsible for lost or stolen mail or for lost or stolen claim forms after delivery to the Winner. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the mechanics or logistics of this Sweepstakes will be declared ineligible and may be prosecuted. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as planned because of actual or suspected tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other reason (each an “Intervening Cause”), which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper execution of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to modify or cancel the Sweepstakes if prior to the end of the Promotion Period, or otherwise award the Prizes through a random drawing from among all eligible entries received which, in Sponsor’s discretion, were not affected by the Intervening Cause. Any disputes regarding this Sweepstakes shall be governed by New York law and resolved in courts located in San Diego County, California. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorney fees. Entrant waives any claim for punitive, incidental, and consequential damages. For a copy of the Winner’s List, send a self-addressed stamped envelope postmarked no later than April 7, 2014, to Lucky Buddha Winner’s List, 2386 Faraday Ave., Suite 105, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Void where prohibited.

Spronsor: Sage Beverages, Carlsbad, CA is the sole sponsor of the Sweepstakes. Trademarks used are the property of their respective owners.

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