Verizon “Phoenix Suns Crack the Code” Promotion

Official Rules


The Verizon “Phoenix Suns Crack the Code” Promotion (the “Promotion”) is open to legal U.S.
residents age 18 or older and who reside within seventy-five (75) miles of the US Airways Center as of the day on which they enter. Void outside the U.S. and where prohibited, or otherwise restricted by law.  Subject to all federal, state, and local laws.

The Promotion begins at 6:00 PM Mountain Standard Time (“MST”) on February 08, 2014 and ends at 6:00 PM MST on March 8, 2014 (the "Promotion Period"). The Promotion will be run as separate individual Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) during the Phoenix Suns games taking place at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ and will be broadcasted during the live showing of the game on Fox Sport Arizona as determined by Sponsor.  Individual Sweepstakes are subject to change at Sponsor’s discretion if for any unforeseen reason the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned during that specific event.


1. ELIGIBILITY:  Promotion is open to legal U.S. residents age 18 or older and who reside within seventy-five (75) miles of the US Airways Center as of date of entry.  Employees of Vibes Media, LLC, Verizon Wireless, Phoenix Suns., the National Basketball Association and its Member Teams, NBA Properties Inc., each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising, promotion & Internet agencies, agents, retailers, any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, as defined below, (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and members of the immediate families (parent, siblings, children and spouse) and persons residing in the same household (whether related or not) of such employees are not eligible to enter or win. Former employees, interns, consultants, independent contractors, authorized agents and retailers and their respective employees, and so-called “temporary employees,” (and their immediate family members), who have within the past six months performed services for Sponsor or Sweepstakes Administrator) are not eligible to enter.  Void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, anywhere outside of the U.S., and where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law.

2. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To participate in the Promotion, entrants must do one of the following:


A. VIA TXT: During the Promotion Period, send the keyword “SUNS” as a text message using the text-messaging feature on your Wireless device to the short code 22699. Once you send the text message, you will receive a unique alphanumeric code that can only be used during the Sweepstakes period. All entrants must have a text messaging two-way capable handset and digital service in order to enter the Promotion using the text messaging method. You will be charged for the text messages sent and received from your handset according to the terms in your Customer Agreement with your Wireless Carrier. Message and data rates may apply.  Text Messaging and wireless service are not available in all areas.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any text message entry at any time that, in Sponsor’s opinion, does not comply with these Official Rules.


B. VIA TOLL FREE NUMBER: If you wish to enter for free without sending a text message, during the individual Sweepstakes, call 1-888-487-0817 and input the promotion code number 478  when prompted. You will be asked to provide basic contact information, including name, age, mobile telephone number (“MTN”) or phone number.  Once you provide the basic contact information you will be provided with a unique alphanumeric code that can only be used during the Sweepstakes period.


There is a limit of one entry per person per Sweepstakes regardless of method of entry. Non-winning entries will not roll-over to subsequent Sweepstakes.  Multiple Sweepstakes participants are not permitted to share the same wireless device. Proof of sending a text entry (such as a copy of the message in a “sent” or similar folder or a “thank you” screen or message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Sponsor of an entry for purposes of a specific Sweepstakes


3. Instant Win Game Prize Selection and Verification of Potential Winners:   Once entrant receives their alphanumeric code, they will be required to take their unique code to a participating Verizon Wireless store in the Greater Phoenix Area (see below) and enter their code on a dedicated tablet to reveal if they’re a winner, subject to verification. 

All selected potential winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and all winnings are contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.  Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Instant Win Game and the selection of potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Instant Win Game. If you are one of the first 500 participants to visit a participating Verizon Wireless store during the Promotion Period and enter your unique code on the dedicated tablet, you will be deemed an instant winner.  Each potential winner will be notified via email and/or phone and may be required to sign (or parent/legal guardian will be required to sign, if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) and return to Administrator, within 5 days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, a Liability and Publicity Release ("Declaration") in order to claim his/her prize and fulfill any such other requirements as determined by Administrator. If any potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Declaration within the required time period, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, he/she forfeits the prize. In the event that a potential winner of a prize valued at more than $25 is disqualified for any reason, Administrator will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries Unclaimed prizes will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 3 to 7 days after the conclusion of the Promotion.

Odds of winning a specific prize will depend upon the total number of eligible participants that redeem their unique code at one of the below participating Verizon Wireless store locations:








2651 N. 44th St. Ste 1

Phoenix, AZ  85008

Casa Grande

847 N Promenade Pkwy

Casa Grande, AZ   85222

Chandler Village

3401 W. Frye Rd.

Chandler, AZ 85226

Fulton Ranch

4200 S. Arizona Ave Suite #1

Chandler, AZ 85248


670 N. 54th St. Suite A

Chandler, AZ   85226

Tempe Market Pl

2040 E. Rio Salado Parkway Ste 130

Tempe, AZ 85281

South Mountain

2415 E. Baseline, Ste 107

Phoenix, AZ 85042

Alma School

1425 S Alma School Rd   Suite 102

Mesa, AZ   85210


2990 E. Germann Road

Chandler, AZ 85286

Queen Creek

21172 S. Ellsworth Loop Rd. Ste 106

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Signal Butte

1804 S. Signal Butte Rd. Ste 108

Mesa, AZ 85209

Super Power

1438 S. Power Rd Ste 101

Mesa, AZ 85206


2055 W. US Highway 70

Thatcher, AZ 85552

Val Vista

1935 S Val Vista , Suites 103 & 104

Mesa, AZ   85204

Bell Town Center

16842 N 7th Street Ste 1

Phoenix, AZ   85022


4811 N. 16th St. Ste 101

Phoenix, AZ   85016

Desert Ridge

21001 N. Tatum Blvd Ste 16-1010

Phoenix, AZ 85050

Happy Valley

2501 W. Happy Valley Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85085


16447 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 109

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

PV Marketplace

10810 N Tatum Blvd   Suite 114

Phoenix, AZ   85028

Scottsdale Fashion

7014 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 2264

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Avondale Gateway

10120 W. McDowell Rd. Ste 100

Avondale, AZ 85392

Lake Pleasant

24920 N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy

Peoria, AZ 85383


10217 N. Metro Parkway

Phoenix AZ 85032


13050 W Rancho Santa Fe Blvd, Ste B1

Avondale, AZ  85323

Peoria Crossing

9184 W. Northern Avenue Suite 101

Glendale, AZ 85305


13869 W. Bell Road, Suite 101

Surprise, AZ 85374

West Bell Road

7608 W. Bell Rd.

Glendale, AZ   85308


All entries become the sole property of Verizon Wireless (“Sponsor”), and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Entrants agree that Sponsor may share any and all entry information with Vibes Media, LLC.  Any individual who attempts or otherwise encourages, directly or indirectly, the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities, by cellular phone, or uses any device or artifice to enter or encourage, directly or indirectly, multiple or false entries, as determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified. Lost, illegible, unintelligible, invalid, misdirected, incorrect or incomplete entries will be deemed ineligible and disqualified. If you send your entry via text message, prize will be awarded to the name corresponding to the wireless MTN from which the text message originated. In case of dispute as to the identity of entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the MTN. If you entered via toll-free number, prize will be awarded to the name provided at the time of entry. In case of dispute as to the identity of a telephone entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the number submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a mobile telephone number or telephone number by a telephone company, wireless service provider or other organization (e.g. business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning telephone numbers or wireless phone numbers for the telephone exchange associated with the submitted telephone number or the domain associated with the submitted telephone, as applicable, or as shown on such company’s records.


Promotion Entities not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, or damaged entries or for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human or other inadvertent error that may occur in the processing of the entries or in the awarding of prizes in this Promotion. If for any reason (including infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Promotion Entities, that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes), this Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend a specific Sweepstakes, and select the prize winners from entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute any fraudulent entries to the fullest extent of the law. 


4. PRIZES:   The following prizes will be awarded:


  1. Five hundred (500) winners will each receive two (2) tickets to a regular season Phoenix Suns home game on March 12, 2014 or March 19, 2014 at US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ.  (Approximate Retail Value:  $42/per winner).


Any difference between actual value and ARV stated herein will not be awarded. Winner may be required to show photo identification to confirm his/her eligibility.

 If an entrant is found to be ineligible, or if an entrant does not comply with the Official Rules, then such entrant may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be determined for that specific event. Upon disqualification, no compensation will be given.   All other expenses, including travel, meals and incidentals, are the sole responsibility of winner. Sponsor reserves the right, in its discretion, to substitute tickets for a different event in lieu of the foregoing.  Location of tickets to be determined by Sponsor in its discretion. 


5. GENERAL:  By entering, all entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Promotion Entities, which shall be final and binding in regards to all matters relating to this Promotion. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules in any way shall be disqualified. The use of automated entry devices or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the Promotion is prohibited.  Promotion Entities reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual that acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE 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 SEEK DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.


By participating in the Sweepstakes by text message, all entrants authorize Verizon Wireless to communicate with them by text message and to provide Vibes Media, LLC with their text messaging address. Any personal information supplied by any entrant to Promotion Entities will be subject to Verizon Wireless' privacy policy posted at In the event of any discrepancy between the privacy policy and these Official Rules, the privacy policy shall control and govern.


6. INDEMNIFICATION:  By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to follow these Official Rules release, hold harmless and indemnify Promotion Entities against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light), with respect to or arising out of either (i) entrant’s participation, or (ii) the receipt, use or misuse of the prizes awarded in this Sweepstakes. Winner(s) may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law). Failure to sign and return the affidavit, application, or release as requested by Sponsor, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, result in a winner's disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of prize to an alternate winner.

 Promotion Entities are not responsible for printing, human or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules, promotion materials or otherwise in the offer or administration of this Promotion. The Promotion Entities make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind, and disclaim any implied warranty, concerning any claim arising in connection with participation in this Promotion or any prize awarded.


7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to

release the Promotion Entities from any and all liability, loss or damage incurred with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of  any prize; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and  entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. By entering, entrants agree that 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 California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering, entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in the State of California.


8. OFFICIAL RULES:  Official Rules are available at


9. WINNER’S LIST:  You may request the winner’s name of a specific Sweepstakes by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 04/30/14 to: VZW Phoenix Suns Crack the Code Promotion 7155 W Detroit St, Chandler, AZ 85226.



10. SPONSOR/SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: Verizon Wireless, One Verizon Way, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920 is the Sponsor of this Promotion.  Vibes Media, LLC is the Sweepstakes Administrator for this Promotion.