Messaging and date rates may apply to each text message sent or received as provided in your wireless rate plan (contact your carrier for pricing plans and details). Online participation will be subject to standard Internet access and usage charges imposed by your Internet service provider.
Promotion begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on June 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on May 31, 2014 ("Promotion Period").
Getpoints4prizes Sweepstakes (the "Promotion") is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of participation. Employees of the registrant of the website dba Getpoints4prizes ("Sponsor"), its affiliates, parents, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. Subject to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Participation constitutes participant's full and unconditional agreement to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules. If you are a minor, you must have express permission of your parent (or legal guardian) to participate via subscription method (see Rule 3) and to claim a prize.
There are two ways to participate in the Promotion: (a) as a Premium Member ("Subscription") or (b) as a Basic Member. During the Promotion Period, if you already have an account on www.getpoints4prizes.com ("Site"), you must log into your account to play the game Getpoints4prizes in order to participate in the Promotion. If you do not have an existing account you must visit the Site and follow the online directions to sign up. To select the Subscription method, you will be directed to call a toll free telephone number and follow the directions to register. Subscriptions are subject to the Subscription fee and Terms and Conditions set out on the Site. There is no fee to participate as a Basic Member.
Once you are registered, there are TWO (2) ways to earn points by participating in the Promotion during the Promotion Period, depending on whether you are a Subscription Member or a Basic Member: (1) SUBSCRIPTION – PREMIUM SERVICE: Participants will receive questions about future events via registered cell phone number (the frequency of receipt of questions will be based on the preferences provided during the registration for Subscription) and responses must be sent to 67178. Follow the directions to answer the questions and earn points. If a participant would like to answer additional questions, he/she may text “Get” to 67178 to receive additional questions via text messaging to participant’s cell phone or visit the Site to receive additional questions. Subscribers may stop participating in the Promotion at any time by replying or texting STOP to 67178. For help, text HELP to 67178. Subscribers will be charged for the text messages sent and received from their handset according to the terms in their wireless rate plan. Message and data rates may apply. Subscribers may contact their carrier for pricing plans and details. Subscribers must have a text messaging capable handset and service. (2) BASIC MEMBER VIA ONLINE ONLY: Participants must visit the Site and follow the online instructions to answer questions about future events and earn points by answering questions online. The subscription offers trivia alerts, ringtones & wallpapers to the end user. Premium members: Get 15 Ringtone/Wallpaper credits $9.99 per month subscription. Users will have a maximum of 3 trivia questions/day.
MAIL-IN ENTRY METHOD: Alternatively, you may enter the Sweepstakes by hand-printing the words GETPOINTS4PRIZES Sweepstakes, your name, age, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) on a 3”x 5” card and mailing it in an envelope to: GETPOINTS4PRIZES Sweepstakes, c/o Marketing Department, 445 Eastgate Mall, Suite 200. San Diego, California, 92121
Players will earn points by playing the Getpoints4prizes Promotion. Points are redeemable for the secondary prizes. Players will earn 3 Points for each question answered and an additional 10 Points for each question answered correctly. Any submitted answer that contains offensive, obscene, profane, lewd, defamatory or otherwise objectionable material will void all points associated with answering the question and may result in immediate cancellation of the Subscription of the participant (if applicable) or membership in the Site. Limit of 3 questions per day and 39 Points per day regardless of method of participation. The number of Points earned will be recorded and tracked on the Site. Any submission not in compliance with the above or that does not meet the Promotion requirements will be disqualified. Use of computer programs and/or other automatic means to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. All submitted responses become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of Points by using multiple/different wireless devices, identities, email addresses, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant's submissions and that participant may be disqualified. Once a participant submits a response to a question, the validation of the submitted response and the potential Points earned may be subject to verification by the Sponsor in its discretion whose decisions regarding awarding of points are final and binding. Points have no cash value and are not transferable. Points are void if a) not obtained in accordance with these Official Rules and through legitimate channels; b) any part is counterfeit, altered, defective, tampered with or irregular in any way, or c) the entry is deemed inappropriate, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the number of Points associated with the submission of any response to any question, the number of Points that may be redeemed through the Promotion, and any of the award options made available to participants, with respect to their accounts, at any time, with or without notice, even though these changes may affect a participant's ability to accrue or use his/her Points. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to void the points of any participant that tampers or attempts to tamper with the Promotion or the Site; or violates these Official Rules.
While every reasonable effort will be made to maintain and accurately reflect on Leader Boards the individuals (identified by screen name, city and state of residence) with the most overall standings, Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness or currency of the information on any Leader Board at any given time. Sponsor reserves the right at any time, without notice or liability of any kind, to revise, amend or modify the information on any Leader Board. Sponsor may periodically update any Leader Board at time(s) of its sole choosing and in its sole discretion; however, the foregoing does not represent a duty or obligation on behalf of the Sponsor to update any Leader Board and the failure of Sponsor to do so for any reason will not result in liability to Sponsor. For the foregoing reasons, you are cautioned that inclusion of one’s name and state of residence on any posted Leader Board does NOT constitute a representation by Sponsor that you have won a prize in the Promotion. Regardless of the information on Leader Board(s), you are not a potential prize winner unless and until your eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules has been verified and you are personally notified to such effect by Sponsor or its authorized representative.
Participants may redeem their Points for Sponsor-selected merchandise listed in the Prizes section of the Site, while supplies last. To redeem your Points, navigate through the items listed on the Site. You can choose any item still available for which you have accumulated sufficient Points for redemption. Insert a quantity for each item you wish to redeem and click "order". Follow the instructions to complete the redemption process. Participants should allow up to 8-12 weeks from the date of redemption for delivery of merchandise. Sponsor reserves the right to limit quantities and modify the list of merchandise and other items available for Point redemption, as well as their corresponding point values, at any time for any reason. All Points redemptions for products are final. Refunds, exchanges and other issues are governed by the vendors' terms and conditions applicable to the award and are not the responsibility of Sponsor. Any Points remaining in a participant’s account once the Promotion has ended, been cancelled or upon discontinuing Subscription (if applicable), will be forfeited without compensation. At discretion of Sponsor, Points may be carried forward into a new Promotion. Points have no cash value and can only be used to redeem rewards featured in the Prizes catalog. No cash substitutions, exchanges or refunds permitted. Points are not transferable. Each participant is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of his/her account and is encouraged to check his/her account regularly.
Each Premium and Basic Member who follows the directions in Section 3 to create an account or login and use an existing account to participate in the Promotion during the Promotion Period will receive one entry into the Grand Prize drawing. Limit one Grand Prize drawing enter per person. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected by Sponsor on or about May 15, 2014 by random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. The Sponsor’s decisions are final on all matters related to this Promotion, including winner determination.
Weekly Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing each Monday during the Promotion Period, beginning June 10, 2013, from all eligible first-time members who have signed up for a new membership (whether Subscription or Basic) during the previous week during the Promotion Period. A "Week" begins at 12:00:01 a.m. ET on Monday and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET the following Sunday, each week during the Promotion Period except for the first and last Weeks. Each weekly drawing constitutes a distinct and separate sweepstakes, and each new member is eligible for only one weekly drawing during the entire Promotion Period. Entries will not be carried forward to subsequent drawings, if any. The number of prize winners selected for each Week will be posted on the Site.
GRAND PRIZE (1): US $25,000, payable in equal annual checks of US $2,500 each for 10 years, without interest. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
WEEKLY PRIZES (at least 1 per Week): During each Week of the Promotion, weekly prizes in the following categories will be offered and are in Sponsor’s sole discretion: electronics, audio, cell phones/PDAs/GPS, computers, digital cameras, MP3 players, video gaming and accessories, beauty and health, home appliances, general merchandise, travel or gift cards. Each prize will have a minimum Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of US $700 and a maximum ARV of US $1,000. The number of prizes/prize description/ ARV offered each Week will be posted on the Site prior to the beginning of each Week. In no event will the total ARV of all prizes offered in a Weekly drawing exceed US $2,000. The odds of winning a weekly prize depend on the number of prizes offered and the number of eligible entries received for each Weekly drawing.
All prizes will be awarded assuming sufficient eligible entries are received. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash or prize substitutions are permitted, except that Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Federal, state and local taxes on prizes and any expenses relating to the acceptance of and use of a prize are the sole responsibility of winner.
All participants (and their parents or legal guardians if participants are minors), as a condition of participation in the Promotion, agree to release Sponsor, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, promotion agencies (“Administrators”) and each of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees, agents, assigns and all others associated with the development and execution of this Promotion from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with submitting a response to a question or otherwise participating in any aspect of the Promotion, the receipt, ownership or use of any prize/reward awarded or any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement of offering of the prize/rewards. In the event of a dispute as to any participant, the authorized account holder of the phone number/email address (or phone service) used to participate will be deemed to be the participant. The "authorized account holder" of phone number/email address is the natural person in whose name the phone number/ email address has been issued. The potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the phone number/email address associated with the winning/reward account holder/participant. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the process or the operation of the Promotion or the Site; violates the Official Rules; acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner: or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misaddressed, misdirected text or online submissions or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic/text message communications, whether caused by the sender, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the points in this Promotion. Participation generated by script or bot is not eligible. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion if it cannot be completed as planned for any reason, including for infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures, or corruption of any sort. In such event, Sponsor will award the Grand Prize from among all eligible participants prior to the cancellation/termination of the Promotion (as described above), and will award any Weekly Prizes for a Weekly drawing that is in progress from all eligible participants for that Weekly drawing that have been received prior to the cancellation/termination of the Promotion. As a condition of participating in the Promotion, participant agrees that: 1) under no circumstance will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for out-of-pocket expenses; 2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prize/reward awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and 3) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event, attorneys’ fees.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights or obligations of a participant and the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion shall be determined under, governed by and construed in accordance with the laws, including the procedural provisions, of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that could cause the application of any other jurisdiction’s laws.
After verification, the names of each confirmed Weekly Prize winner and the Grand Prize winner will be posted on the Site for no less than 30 days after selection.
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