12-Days of Team USA 2016 Sweepstakes

Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.  THE FOLLOWING SWEEPSTAKES IS VALID ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (D.C.), AND IS OPEN ONLY TO QUALIFIED PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN THE RULES BELOW).  VOID ELSEWHERE AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED.  DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT FALL WITHIN THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AS SET FORTH BELOW. 

 

Sweepstakes Name:  12-Days of Team USA 2016 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”).

 

Sweepstakes Dates: Sweepstakes registration begins at 12:00:00am Eastern Time (“ET”) on 12/12/2016 and ends at 11:59:59pm ET on 12/23/2016 (the “Registration Period”).  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void outside of the U.S., and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

 

Who may Enter:  Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are age 18 or older as of date of entry, and have a valid driver’s license or government issued photo ID, except the following persons who are not eligible to enter or win:

(a)   Employees, officers, and directors of United States Olympic Committee (“Sponsor”), Million Dollar Media, LLC (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), each of their respective franchisees, parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this promotion (collectively, “Released Parties”), and the members of the immediate families or households, whether or not related, of any of the above. “Immediate family members” includes, for purposes of this promotion, parents (including in-laws), grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including step-children), grand children (including step grand children) and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside.

 

How to Enter – Two Ways:

1.     Internet Entry: To enter via online registration, visit www.TeamUSA.org and click the link to connect to the registration website or directly visit www.TeamUSAHoliday.com during the Registration Period, and fully complete the online registration page with all required information including name, complete address (including city, state and zip code), valid email address, birth date, and phone number (including area code).  After having read and agreed to these Official Rules, click the submit button to submit your online entry.  All online entries must be fully complete for all required information, and must be received by 11:59:59p ET on 12/23/2016 to be eligible.  Any online entry submitted with an invalid email address will be disqualified. 

2.     Facebook Entry: Visit www.facebook.com/TeamUSA during the Registration Period, find the link to the Facebook App and follow the instructions provided to complete the registration page (“Facebook entry”). Each entrant must complete the registration page with all required information including name, complete address (including city, state and zip code), valid email address, date of birth, and phone number (including area code).  After having read and agreed to these Official Rules, click the submit button to submit your Facebook entry. All Facebook entries must be fully complete with all required information, and must be received by 11:59:59p ET on 12/23/2016 to be eligible.  Any entry submitted with an invalid email address or other inaccurate, incomplete, or incorrect information will be disqualified. NOTE:  You are providing your information to Sponsor, not Facebook, and Facebook is not a party to or Sponsor of the Sweepstakes.

 

Any available opt-in opportunities are not required to enter the Sweepstakes, and opting-in will not improve your chances of winning.  By participating and submitting an entry, contestant agrees that sponsor and participating parties are authorized to contact entrant via email, text, mail, phone or any other form of media to make contestant aware of information pertinent to the Sweepstakes, and to distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s) featured products, special events or future contests, promotions or offers.  Contestants may opt-out of any further email communication at any time, without affecting their entry, by simply replying REMOVE to any email message, or following the provided opt-out instructions. 

 

Limit one entry per person and per valid email address regardless of method of entry.  Your registered email address may be used to login for return visits (see below).  Any incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified.  Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or damaged entries, or for entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules, or for any entry not submitted or received due to any technical error or failure, human error, unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any required information, failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions, or defects of any cell phone provider, network computer online systems, computer equipment, servers, or software, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes; or the failure to capture any such information or effects of hackers or failure of any electronic equipment, computer or cellular transmissions and/or network connections; all of which will be disqualified.  

 

Each participant must submit an entry on his/her own behalf.  Any entry submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s email address or name will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize.  No mechanically reproduced or automated entries permitted.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void.  False, fraudulent and/or deceptive entries or acts, including misrepresentation of age, shall render such entries ineligible and such participants ineligible for any prize.  Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries allowed by using same, multiple/different email accounts, identities, or any other methods void that participant's entries and that participant may be disqualified. 

 

In the event of a dispute as to any online registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules.  The “authorized email account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.

 

By entering the Sweepstakes, participant affirms that s/he has read and accepted these Official Rules.  Any information collected by registering to enter the Sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with these Official Rules and with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy as posted on www.TeamUSAHoliday.com. All entries received become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

How to Play – Instant Win Online Game (daily instant win prize awards):  After completing the online or Facebook registration page (first time visitors) or logging in with your registered email address (for return visitors), click the ‘play now’ button on the website to link to the ‘Instant Win’ game play page.  The game play page will display three (3) images of Team USA gift boxes (or other Sponsor designated images).  To determine if you are an instant prize winner, simply click any of the available images on the instant win game play page. 

 

Eligible participants have the opportunity to click each of the images up to one time per day, each day during the entire Sweepstakes period.  Participants may return to the website to play the instant win game each day.  Each day a participant participates in the instant win game (up to one time per day) he/she will automatically receive one additional entry into the grand prize drawing (see below).  Contestants may not re-attempt previously clicked images that have already been attempted that day.  Each ‘day’ shall be defined as occurring between 12:00:00am ET to 11:59:59pm ET.

 

After clicking an image on the instant win game play screen, the website will determine if the participant is a daily instant win prize winner, and participants shall receive an online message verifying if they are an instant winner, or if they have clicked a non-winning image.  If the participant clicked a winning image, the participant will receive an instant winner confirmation message, prize description and an associated unique prize claim code on their results page.  If the participant does not click a winning image, receives the non-winning results message, or has not received a valid unique prize claim code for any reason, then that participant will not be an instant prize winner for that game play attempt. 

 

Daily instant win prize winners will be randomly determined throughout the Sweepstakes Period.  A maximum total of seventy-eight (78) winners will be randomly determined during the Sweepstakes period, based upon randomly selected and predetermined winning dates and times.  The first eligible participant who clicks the designated winning image at or following a scheduled winning date and time, shall receive an instant win prize message, and shall be eligible to claim the associated daily instant win prize award (see below).

 

Claiming a daily instant win prize award:  Contestants must print or record their unique prize claim code, and must follow the online instructions provided.  Maximum of one instant win prize award per person or household during the entire Sweepstakes period.  After receiving an instant win prize message, contestants may not be re-awarded another instant win prize during the entire Sweepstakes period.  (NOTE:  Instant win bonus prize winners shall still remain eligible for the grand prize drawing – see below.)

 

Daily Instant Win Prize Awards and Delivery:  The available daily instant win prize awards, number of prizes available and approximate retail value (ARV) of each prize are as follows:

 

Daily Instant Win Prize Award Description

Max. # Available

ARV

December 12, 2016:  Pair of Team USA Mittens

12

$6.99

December 13, 2016:  Team USA Beanie

11

$14.99

December 14, 2016:  Team USA Pin

10

$6.99

December 15, 2016:  Team USA Keychain

9

$5.99

December 16, 2016:  Team USA Sport Bottle

8

$13.99

December 17, 2016:  Team USA Alex and Ani Bracelet

7

$32.00

December 18, 2016:  Team USA t-shirt (size as determined by Sponsor)

6

$29.99

December 19, 2016:  Team USA Hoodie (size as determined by Sponsor)

5

$49.99

December 20, 2016:  Team USA Cap

4

$22.99

December 21, 2016:  Team USA Swatch Watch

3

$74.99

December 22, 2016:  Team USA flag autographed by Sponsor designated Team USA athlete

2

$29.99

December 23, 2016:  Team USA Spirit and Victory Bear

1

$198.98

 

Daily Instant Win Prize Awards:  The maximum number of instant win prize awards available during the entire Sweepstakes Period are as listed above.  No more than the advertised number of daily instant win prizes will be awarded for any reason.  Each daily instant win prize winner will receive online instructions for prize redemption, and/or may be contacted by the Sweepstakes Administrator to confirm or coordinate prize delivery.  In the event any scheduled instant win prize is unavailable at time of prize award, sponsor reserves the right to substitute an alternate prize of equal or greater value at its sole discretion. 

 

All daily instant win prize awards will be delivered by USPS mail delivery, or as otherwise designated by Sponsor, to each eligible participant who is a confirmed winner of a daily instant win prize award to the mailing address listed in their online registration.  Sponsor is not responsible for any late, lost, delayed or undelivered mail; or for any participant who incorrectly entered their actual shipping address during the registration process.  Please allow 8 – 10 weeks for delivery of prizes by mail.  

 

IMPORTANT:  In the event of any technical or programming errors, tampering, or any error or malfunction of any kind that results in more than the scheduled number of participants being notified they are an instant prize winner – then all such claimants shall be placed into a random drawing, and the actual scheduled number of instant prize winners as listed above will be randomly selected from all participants receiving an instant win prize notification or submitting an instant winning prize claim.  The maximum number of instant win prize awards are as listed above, regardless of the number of participants who claim to have received, or who have actually received an instant win on-line prize notification.

 

Each instant win prize winner must accept delivery of prize as outlined above, or as otherwise instructed by sponsor.  All other costs related to prize delivery, acceptance and use are the responsibility of winner including but not limited to all applicable taxes.  Instant win prizes are non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein. 

 

All of the following will apply to each potential prize winner: 1) prize winner will be required to complete and return, within 5 days of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form, an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability/publicity release (where permitted); 2) prize winner may be required to present a copy of a valid driver’s license or government I.D. as a condition of receiving any prize.  Winners are responsible for paying all applicable taxes on prize(s).

 

Total maximum value of all available instant win prizes: $1,714.28

 

NOTE:  In the event a instant prize winner is considered a minor in his/her state/province of residence, the prize(s) shall be awarded to the winner’s legal parent or guardian, and the legal parent or guardian shall be required to complete any necessary paperwork on behalf of the prize winner, and accept delivery of the prize on behalf of the prize winner.

 

Grand Prize Drawing – Winner Selection and Notification (Maximum of one grand prize award):  Every eligible participant who participates in the online Instant Win Game will receive one automatic entry into the Grand Prize drawing for each day they participate in the online Instant Win game.  Participants may receive multiple entries for the grand prize drawing (up to 12 maximum) – one for each daily instant win game play participation. 

 

On or about January 5, 2017, in Woodbridge, NJ a random drawing shall be conducted from among all eligible entries received to select a total of one (1) potential grand prize winner (see grand prize award description below).  Decisions of the Sweepstakes Administrator in the selection and determination of prize winner and all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding in all respects. 

 

The selected potential grand prize winner will be notified initially by phone and/or email beginning on or about January 5, 2016.  If the Sweepstakes Administrator is unsuccessful in its attempt to reach and speak directly with the selected potential grand prize winner by phone after 3 attempts within a 72-hour period from the initial attempt to the phone number listed on that participant’s entry, then that participant may be disqualified, and at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential grand prize winner may be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above.  Messages will not be left for any selected potential grand prize winner in the phone call notification process.

 

During the winner notification phone call, the potential winner must confirm his/her eligibility, and indicate his/her willingness to accept the designated prize (see below).   If the selected potential grand prize winner does not meet the eligibility requirements, is unable or unwilling to accept the prize, or elects to decline the prize, s/he will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential grand prize winner for that associated prize will be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries and notified as per the procedures outlined above.  Any disqualified participant will not receive any alternate prize substitution or compensation.

 

All of the following will apply to the potential grand prize winner: 1) winner will be required to complete and return, within 5 days of date of receipt, a prize acceptance form, an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability/publicity release (where permitted); and a W-9 form; 2) prize winner will be required to present a copy of a valid driver’s license or government I.D. as a condition of receiving any prize. Grand Prize Winner will be issued a 1099 form reflecting the value of the grand prize award and is responsible for paying all applicable taxes on prize. 

 

NOTE:  In the event the grand prize winner is considered a minor in his/her state/province of residence, the prize shall be awarded to the prize winner’s legal parent or guardian, and the legal parent or guardian shall be required to complete all necessary paperwork on behalf of the grand prize winner, and accept delivery of the prize on behalf of the prize winner.

 

Grand Prize – Maximum of (1) grand prize award available:  The Grand Prize consists of a trip for two (2) to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Spring, CO.  Scheduled travel dates will be at the sole discretion of Sponsor, based upon flight and hotel availability, must be booked a minimum of 60-days in advance, and all travel must be completed by June 30, 2017.  Grand prize trip includes: 

 

Approximate retail value of grand prize trip not to exceed $2,000.  Winner and guest must have valid government issued photo identification in order to travel.  No alcoholic beverage is part of grand prize award.  All other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance, redemption and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of winner and guest, including but not limited to ground transportation, airport parking, travel or departure taxes, baggage check fees, airline seat assignment fees, hotel resort fees, meals, gratuities, any incidental expenses, and all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes).  Each winner and guest are solely responsible for all travel costs incurred to and from the nearest major airport to the winner’s home as designated by Sponsor as the prize originates and terminates at such departure point unless otherwise agreed to by Sponsor in writing.  Sponsor not responsible for late, lost, damaged or stolen luggage.  Grand Prize winner’s guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her state of residence (and at least 18) and will be required to execute and return a liability/publicity release prior to prize award.  It is recommended that each winner and guest obtain sufficient personal insurance prior to departure.  Winner and guest hereby release Sponsor from any duty to provide, check, or verify any and all necessary travel identification, birth certificates, vaccination certificates, and any other travel or entry requirements (“Personal Documents”).  Sponsor shall not have any responsibility for the replacement of lost or stolen Personal Documents or tickets, coupons, vouchers, receipts or other documents pertaining to the prize (“Travel Documents”) once the Travel Documents have been provided to winner and guest.

 

Sponsor is not responsible for any flight cancellations, travel delays or difficulty.  If travel delays or difficulty prevent arrival in time for any and all elements of trip, Sponsor is not responsible for awarding any compensation in lieu thereof.  Winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary.  Any changes to completed travel arrangements, once booked, are the sole responsibility of the winner, and are solely at the winner’s expense.  Actual value of the trip will depend on point of departure, destination and any airfare fluctuations. If actual value of prize is lower than the stated maximum value of grand prize when prize is procured and fulfilled, then the difference will not be awarded to the winner.  Travel must be booked a minimum of 60-days in advance, and actual travel dates shall be at the sole discretion of Sponsor, based upon availability.  If travel is not completed by June 30, 2017, then prize award shall be void and forfeit, and winner will not receive any substitute prize award or compensation.

 

General Prize Conditions: All other costs and expenses related to prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of each winner, including but not limited to delivery charges, travel, or any incidental expenses.  All income, federal, state and local taxes are the winner’s sole responsibility.  All prize awards are non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  All prizes are awarded as is, without any warranty, express or implied, by Sponsor.  Failure to collect or properly claim prize in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.  If forfeited for any reason, participant will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as provided herein.  All properly claimed prizes will be awarded.  Any unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.  Maximum retail value of all available prize awards:  $3,714.28, including grand prize and daily instant win prize awards.

 

Additional Rules & Restrictions:  By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  In the event an entrant wins a prize, and is later found to be in violation of these rules he/she will be required to forfeit the prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of the prize if such violation is discovered after winner has used the prize. Participation in Sweepstakes constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use entrants’ names, cities and states of residence and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide on perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.  False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible for any prize.

 

By participating, entrants agree to hold all Released Parties harmless from any claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or consequential, for injury (including but not limited to death), damages, losses or expenses arising out of or relating to entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes, or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities (including but not limited to travel or activity related thereto), and to assume all liability therefor. 

 

Released Parties shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond Released Parties’ sole control. 

 

Participants are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment, mobile phone equipment, Internet access and cellular networks. Sponsor disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue an entry due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Sponsor’s control, or otherwise. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for entries not received due to technical difficulties or transmission errors. The Sponsor disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method.  Released Parties are not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant's ability to participate in the Sweepstakes, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes.  Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors of any kind, whether computer, technical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or advertising of this Sweepstakes, administration or execution of the Sweepstakes, the cancellation of the game, the processing of entries or in the announcement of the prizes or prize winners.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes website.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes or any portion thereof if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy or threaten the integrity of the Sweepstakes, in the opinion of the Sponsor/Administrator, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of early termination of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to determine any prize winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the time/date of such termination.

 

IN CASE OF DISPUTES:  By participating, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of New Jersey; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, and in no event will entrant be entitled to received attorneys' fees or other legal costs; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of New Jersey or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New Jersey.

 

Odds:  Odds of winning a daily instant win prize award are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received, and daily participation.  Odds of being selected as the grand prize winner are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received from all entry methods combined. 

 

Official Rules & Winners List:  For a copy of these Official Rules, or the name of prize winner(s) of prize values over $25, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 1/31/2017 to: 12-Days of Team USA 2016 Sweepstakes, c/o Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ  07095.  PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting, official rules or winners list. 

 

Sponsor/Administrator:  This Sweepstakes is sponsored by United States Olympic Committee, One Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO  80909; and administered by Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ  07095.