The Valero “Rely on the Right Tools” Sweepstakes

Official Rules


Making a Purchase or Submitting an Application Will Not Increase Your Odds of Winning.


Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes the entrant's full and unconditional agreement and acceptance of these Official Rules, including the decisions of the Sponsor and the Independent Sweepstakes Administrator, which are final and binding on all matters related to this Sweepstakes.

PROMOTION OVERVIEW. To participate in the "Rely on the Right Tools" Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes” or "Promotion"), apply and be approved for a Valero Private Label Credit Card (the “Card”) during the Promotion Period and be automatically entered into the Promotion. Winners will be selected and notified after the end of the Promotion Period. PROMOTION PERIOD. The Promotion begins at 12:01 a.m. (Central Time) on October 1, 2008 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) on December 15, 2008 (the "Promotion Period"). ELIGIBILITY. The Promotion is open only to legal United States citizens residing in the United States of America or District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Void elsewhere and where prohibited by law. Employees, officers and directors of Valero Payment Services Company (the “Sponsor”), as well as affiliated companies, their retail outlets and their respective officers, directors, associates, employees and their immediate families, Sponsor's advertising/promotion agencies, printing/promotional vendors, and any individual who is involved in any aspect of the creation, production, operation, execution, sale, and fulfillment of the Promotion (collectively "Sponsor and its Administrator"), as well as the employees and/or any immediate family member and/or household member of these entities, are not eligible to participate. HOW TO PLAY. Submit an application for the Card by visiting or calling 1-800-495-3998, provide all required information and be approved for the Card during the Promotion Period and you will be automatically entered into the Promotion. ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF ENTRY WITHOUT APPLICATION AND APPROVAL. To enter without applying for and being approved for the Card, hand-print on a plain 3”x5” card with your complete, valid name, street address, telephone number, email address and date of birth, and mail in a #10 envelope to: Valero “Rely on the Right Tools” Sweepstakes Entry, PO Box 25497, Rochester, NY 14625. Mailed entries must be postmarked by 12/15/08 and received no later than 12/23/08. Each request must be mailed in a separate envelope. No photocopies or mechanically produced entries will be accepted. Sponsor accepts no responsibility for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, damaged, misdirected or postage due requests. All requests become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Limit: One (1) entry per person during the Promotion Period regardless of means of entry. Only the first entry received from a particular individual will be eligible; subsequent attempts to enter will be disqualified. If a credit card application submitted during the Promotion Period is not approved during the Promotion Period, participants may still submit an entry using the alternate means of entry listed above. PRIZES/ODDS OF WINNING.  Winners will be determined in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period to be held on or around January 5, 2009. Odds of winning are based upon the number of eligible entries received. PRIZE DESCRIPTION. Grand Prizes:  Fifty (50) Grand Prize winners will receive a Navigon 2100 GPS unit with an Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $200 each. No substitution of any prize is offered, no transfer of any prize to a third party is permitted, and prizes may not be redeemed for cash, except as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Total ARV of all prizes available to be won in the Promotion: $10,000. WINNER NOTIFICATION. Selection of winners will be conducted randomly on or around January 5, 2009 under the supervision of the Independent Sweepstakes Administrator whose decisions in all respects shall be final and binding. All entries drawn are subject to verification. Entries that are incomplete or non-compliant with these Official Rules will be void. Prizes will be mailed to address provided by winner at entry. Any prize returned as undeliverable or without a forwarding address may result in prize forfeiture and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor's discretion. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor and its Administrator for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the proper execution of the Promotion; hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless or Internet connectivity or other online or mobile phone communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts or providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any e-mail transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted e-mail transmissions; inaccessibility of any website in whole or in part for any reason; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Promotion, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Promotion, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of an entry in connection with the Promotion. Sponsor and its Administrator are not responsible for any typographical or printing errors, Promotion prizes or these Official Rules, including without limitation, the number of entries entered in any particular drawing. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Sponsor and its Administrators make no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize. Winner bears all risk of loss or damage to prize after delivery/acceptance. All Promotion participants and/or winners, on behalf of themselves, their executors, heirs and assigns, by acceptance of any offer/prize received under this Promotion, agree to release Sponsor and its Administrators from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses of any kind to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with the conduct, promotion or outcome of the Promotion, receipt, ownership or use of any such prize or while preparing for, participating in or traveling to and/or from any prize-related activity in connection with the Promotion or otherwise. Under no circumstances will Sponsor and its Administrators be liable for punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages. PROMOTION MODIFICATION. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, suspend and/or terminate this Promotion in whole or in part at any time during the Promotion Period for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation, in the event that the Promotion is not capable of running as planned or as intended by these Official Rules. In the event of Promotion cancellation, all entries will be deemed expired and void and will be ineligible for the Promotion, and neither the Sponsor nor its Administrator shall have any further liability with respect thereto. Sponsor may modify and amend these Official Rules as they appear online from time to time during the Promotion for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Promotion. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the advertising of any prize included in the Promotion or the Official Rules or other promotional materials. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION. All participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and its Administrator whose decisions in all aspects of this Promotion shall be final and binding. This Promotion is governed by laws of the State of Texas and all Promotion participants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of San Antonio, Texas for resolution of all claims and disputes. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict an individual from participating in the Promotion and/or may void any entries made by such person, if Sponsor deems or suspects that such person has engaged in or has attempted to engage in any of the following: (a) acting in violation of these Official Rules; or (b) damaging, tampering with or corrupting the operation of the Promotion; or (c) any unsportsmanlike, inappropriate, uncooperative, disruptive, fraudulent, potentially fraudulent, or unusual behavior or activity or any activity deemed in Sponsor's sole discretion, to be in violation of these Rules or generally inconsistent with the intended operation of the Promotion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR CORRUPT OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW. PUBLICITY CONSENT. Promotion winners and, if applicable, a legal guardian, must grant to Sponsor the unconditional and irrevocable right, without any further compensation, consideration, notice, review or consent, to use, exhibit and publish, in any medium, now known or hereinafter known at any time throughout the world, their name, address, image, likeness, voice, biographical information, and statement for advertising, publicity, trade and public relations purposes, to the extent permitted by law. WINNER’S LIST. For names and city/state of residence of the major prize winners in this Promotion (available after 01/05/09), send a self-addressed, stamped, #10 envelope (for receipt no later than 02/15/09) to: Valero “Rely on the Right Tools” Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25497, Rochester, NY 14625. INDEPENDENT SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR. US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail (Building #2, Suite #100), Rochester, NY  14625, which is responsible for overseeing the awarding of all prizes, and their decisions will be considered final in all matters related to this Promotion. SPONSOR. Valero Payment Services Company, One Valero Way, San Antonio, TX 78249. TRADEMARKS - Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Beacon and Shamrock are all registered trademarks licensed to Valero Payment Services Company. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.