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Gephardt Giveaways (the Contest) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of GephardtApproved.com and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
The Contest is sponsored by GephardtApproved.com, located at 889. West Baxter Drive, South Jordan, Utah 84095.
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4. Contest Period
The Contest and Giveaway begins on February 07, 2013 at 12:00 am Mountain and continues in perpetuity until notification otherwise. Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest using any of the following methods: Online Contest. Family members of Gephardt Approved staff and ownership are prohibited to participate in this contest.
5. How to Enter
Online:This method of entry will be available by visiting our website (gephardtapproved.com) and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information, and submit.
Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
6. Prize Drawing
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7. Winner Notification
The potential winners will be notified by email. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to respond within the required time period, or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize, and the prize will not be awarded.
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By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d)application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Utah. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Utah, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Utah.
13. Winner List
If you are looking for a company you can trust when it comes to selling your old car, or for buying parts to fix your car, you could turn to a company I trust: Tear A Part Auto Recycling. I trust this company because we have investigated their background and the way they treat their customers. As a result, I am proud to endorse Tear A Part Auto Recycling, and declare the company Gephardt Approved.
“We are changing the whole image of auto recycling,” says CEO Chris Mantas.
I am here to tell you: that is true! I toured their facility at 652 South Redwood Road in Salt Lake City, and it is different from any auto recycling company I’ve ever seen. It’s clean it’s organized, it’s efficient, and for me, it is not intimidating but very calming.
In my life, I have spent significant time at car recycling facilities: junk yards, used car part businesses, auto salvage yards. In every case, workers wore oil and grease covered overalls and tee shirts. The lighting was dingy. The parts salvaged from the cars were stacked on shelves and employees seemed to despise their jobs and their customers.
Quite the opposite is true at Tear A Part Auto Recycling. The offices, showroom, and check-out area are clean and brightly lit and decorated. The employees, men and women, are all in clean uniforms and offer anyone who enters a hearty and friendly greeting. There are no salvaged parts to be seen just a parts list. That list contains standard prices for all car parts.
“Comfort, comfort, comfort,” Chris told me. “We start with our employees. We want our employees happy. We have weekly meetings with all 27 employees. Everyone has a voice in this operation. We even have employees grade their managers.
When it comes to the business side for customers, it’s a no-risk guarantee. In my view, Chris is revolutionizing the model: if the part a customer purchases does not fit, or does not work, just bring it back (with the exception of tires and glass). “We have the Nordstrom’s model. No risk. If you don’t like it, bring it back and we’ll refund your money. The whole idea is to diffuse the anxiety and frustration customers often feel when they visit an auto parts business and it works. Once a customer does business with us, we see them again and again: both professionals and back-yard hobbyists.”
A main aspect of Tear A Part Auto Recycling’s business is purchasing cars from consumers. “Some people believe their old car that barely runs has no value. All cars have value, and we’ll pay for them. The price, of course, depends on the car,” says Chris.
Chris says before a vehicle is purchased, the title is investigated to make certain it is not stolen, or encumbered in some other way. When those vehicles are purchased, the customer receives cash on the spot.
The vehicles are then inventoried, and placed neatly in rows. If you visit Tear A Part Auto Recycling, you’ll see hundreds of cars. It may seem confusing, but the office can tell any customer precisely what vehicles and parts are available, and precisely where that vehicle is located. The price for that part is pre-determined, and available online. In fact, nearly everything Tear A Part Auto Recycling has is available online so anyone can see before visiting the precise location of the car from which a customer might need a part.
“Our employees are trained to be helpful to both professionals and amateurs,” says Chris. “Say you need an engine part from a certain make and model. If we don’t have that precise vehicle, we will know if that exact part can come from a different car. We do that all day long.”
Here’s something else, the inventory is fresh. That whole yard of hundreds and hundreds of cars changes every month. “The average time a vehicle sits on our lot is 27 days,” Chris told me. “After that they are crushed and recycled.”
The way the company recycles cars sparks a particular element of pride for Chris and his employees. “We don’t just crush the vehicles,” says Chris. “We remove all the fluids and properly dispose of everything. Really, we’re committed to the environment. We have developed an award winning system for the extraction and separation of hazardous fluids in automobiles. Our system is the culmination of thirty years of auto recycling experience.”
So, Tear A Part Auto Recycling: Now you know what our investigation into this company has revealed. Now you know what I have found out about customer service, and efforts to make customers comfortable. Now you know why I trust Tear A Part Auto Recycling. Now you know why I stand behind and endorse this company, and finally, you know why I am proud to declare Tear A Part Auto Recycling as Gephardt Approved.
~ Bill Gephardt
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