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ED 500k Sweeps

 

ED Ellen DeGeneres

500k Sweepstakes("Sweepstakes")

 

Important:  Please read these Official Rules before participating in the Sweepstakes.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, you, as an Entrant to the Sweepstakes, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.

 

OFFICIAL RULES

Eligibility. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.    The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of 50 United States (and the District of Columbia), as allowed and not prohibited by state or local law, who are at least 18 years old (or the age of majority under applicable law). IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL OF THESE REQUIREMENTS OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND BCL-ED Newco LLC (“ED Ellen DeGeneres”, the "Sponsor") RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO YOU.  To be eligible to win a Prize, Entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the manner and format designated in these Official Rules.  Employees, directors and officers of Sponsor and any of their respective affiliates, parent companies, subsidiary companies, and advertising and promotion (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to participate or win any prizes.  All applicable federal, state/provincial and local laws and regulations apply.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree that: (1) you have read and understand the Official Rules; (2) you meet the Sweepstakes eligibility requirements as explained in the Official Rules; (3) you are bound by the Official Rules and to Sponsor's Conditions of Use, Legal Notices and Privacy Policy as published at EDbyEllen.com/Pages/Privacy-Policy;  (4) you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor; and (5) the Official Rules shall be legally binding on you and your legal representatives, heirs, successors, and assigns. 

Entries and How to Enter. Entrants have an unlimited number of Entries during the Entry Period via their personal Instagram or Facebook account by doing the following:

  • Follow @EDbyEllen on Instagram or @ED Ellen DeGeneres on Facebook
  • Like the Sweepstakes photo shared by @EDbyEllen on Instagram or @ED Ellen DeGeneres on Facebook
  • Comment on the Sweepstakes photo and tag a valid, personal Instagram account if Entry is via Facebook or valid, personal Facebook account if Entry is via Facebook
    1. Accounts that do not exist and business account tags will be disqualified

Doing (i), (ii), and (iii) are required to receive one (1) entry.

  • One (1) additional entry will be granted for each person tagged in an individual comment. In order to process an additional entry, Entrant must only tag one (1) account per comment.

Entries via Instagram and Facebook require a mobile device. Standard data and messaging rates apply.

Each Entrant must be an authorized account holder of Instagram or Facebook (Instagram and Facebook membership is free, but is subject to acceptance of the Instagram or Facebook Terms of Use, which can be found at http://instagram.com/about/legalterms/#or https://www.facebook.com/terms.phprespectively. All Entries must be in English. Any attempt by an entrant to (i) create and use multiple email accounts to obtain additional Entries, or (ii) post duplicate or near duplicate posts, will void such entrant’s Entries and that entrant may be disqualified, and any potential Prize will be forfeited. Entries generated through a third-party website or software or in any way other than the manner and format set forth in these Official Rules is prohibited, and Sponsor reserve the right to disqualify any such entrant(s).

 

Entry Period: All Entries must be received between during 4:00.00 p.m. EDT on October 22, 2018 –

11:59:59 p.m. EST on October 26, 2017 (“Entry Period”).

Sweepstakes Prizes (“Prizes).  Two (2) Winners will be selected. Winners will be awarded:

  • One (1) $500 EDbyEllen.com Gift Card

 

There will be two (2) Winners in total for the entirety of the Sweepstakes. The total ARV for both Prizes is $1000.00.

 

All prize details will be determined by the Sponsor in their discretion. The Winners will be contacted regarding their preference in color and sizing; however, there is no guarantee and options will be chosen by the Sponsor based on availability. Prizes may, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, vary, in color, size and other respects, from items shown on the website.

 

ADDITIONAL PRIZE INFORMATION: Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen items. In the event of such a loss, Sponsor shall have the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the Prize Winners or to award to that Prize Winners the remaining elements of the Prize which shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to the Prize Winners and no additional compensation will be awarded.

 

All expenses not specifically mentioned as responsible by the Sponsor herein are not included in any prize and are solely the Winners’ responsibility.

 

The Prize Winners will be required to review and execute further contracts and releases provided by Sponsor to receive the Prize.

 

Any difference between stated ARV and final ARV of the Prize will not be awarded.  The Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above, and no other elements or expenses are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winners.  No refund or compensation will be paid in the event of the cancellation or delay of the Prize or any Prize component.  Sponsor will not be liable if the Prize, or any Portion of the Prize, is canceled or delayed. Prize tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer.  The terms and conditions of any of the prize products may govern if a Prize component is canceled due to weather, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason.  Sponsor is not responsible for, and will not replace, lost, mutilated, or stolen merchandise.  In the event of such loss, Sponsor shall have the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the Prize Winners or to award the Prize Winners the remaining elements of the Prize which shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to the Prize Winners and no additional compensation will be awarded. Exact details, including seat locations, shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor.  Insurance is the sole responsibility of the Prize Winners and any guest. Tax consequences are the responsibility of the Prize Winners. The Prize Winners will be required to complete an IRS tax form W9 and will be issued a form 1099.

 

There is no substitution for any Prize or any portion thereof and no refunds will be given for any unused portion of the Prize. The Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

 

No Warranties: ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS.” SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT, OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF ANY PRIZE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES FOR A PRIZE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, ARE LIMITED TO AND CONTAINED IN THE MANUFACTURERS’ OR SERVICE PROVIDERS’ WARRANTIES, AS RELEVANT.

 

The use of certain companies’ products and services as Prizes do not imply participation in, approval of, or endorsement of this Sweepstakes by such companies.  All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

 

Release, Hold Harmless And Indemnification: BY ENTERING, ALL ENTRANTS IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT’S HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, LEGAL SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS RELEASE AND AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR AND ALL SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES), LIABILITY, LOSS, COST, FEES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE TO PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH) OR PERSONAL OR REAL PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY REASON OF THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, REDEMPTION, MISDIRECTION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE OR ANY PORTION OF ANY PRIZE (INCLUDING ANY ACTIVITY OR TRAVEL RELATED THERETO) OR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE ACTIVITIES OR FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS BASED ON RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY AND RIGHTS OF PRIVACY WHETHER ANY OF THESE THINGS ARE CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY THE ACTS, OMISSIONS, NEGLIGENCE OR MISCONDUCT OF THE SPONSOR AND/OR THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES.

 

Other Sweepstakes Submission Requirements:  Any Entry, in the sole discretion of Sponsor and/or its Administrator, may be disqualified that contains material in the comments sections wherein the Entrant:

  • Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate. Examples include babies or pets in unsafe situations or Entries that promote bigotry or discrimination. 
  • Disparages any person, Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Entities or any such entity’s products.  
  • Violates or infringes upon the copyrights, trademarks, or privacy, property, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity not affiliated with this Sweepstakes;
  • Promotes the illicit use of alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing);

Any Entry, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, that is considered inappropriate or not suitable for publication under the Official Rules, may be disqualified.

Odds of Winning a Sweepstakes Prize. Odds of winning a Sweepstakes Prize depend on the number of eligible Sweepstakes Entries received during the Entry Period.

 

Potential Sweepstakes Winners may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility for verification purposes or Liability/Publicity Release within three (3) days. In the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules; if the potential Winners does not respond to Sponsor’s Instagram post/comment within forty-eight (48) hours; or a Sweepstakes Prize Winners declines Prize offered, the Sweepstakes Prize will be forfeited, and Sponsor may select alternate Winners by random drawing from among all remaining eligible Sweepstakes Entries received during the corresponding Entry Period. Sweepstakes Prizes will be delivered within 6 – 12 weeks from date of verification via email to the email address provided by Winners. 

Disclaimer. Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Entities, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees, media partners, printers, and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or Entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related or technical malfunctions or failures; (c) any Sweepstakes disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor or by non-authorized human intervention; (d) damage caused by computer virus or otherwise resulting to any computer from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or access of the any websites related to the Sweepstakes, whether human, mechanical or electronic; (e) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes; or (f) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in the Sweepstakes.

If the Sweepstakes becomes compromised, hampered, interrupted, not capable of running as planned, rendered impossible of performance in any way or prevented, including, without limitation, because of any kind of computer viruses, bugs, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, an event of force majeure or any other cause created by Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes Entities, the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the Official Rules, to cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes offer and/or cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw any method of Entry, without notice, and select Prize Winners from all Entries received for the Sweepstakes prior to or after the cancellation, modification, suspension or withdrawal. As used herein, an event of force majeure shall be deemed to include, without limitation, an act of God; an act of terrorism, war, riot or civil commotion, fire, casualties, equipment failure, boycott; labor dispute, strike or stoppage (including a strike by the members of any union), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, an act, regulation, order or request of or by any federal, state or local authority or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the act, regulation, order or request proves to be invalid); or any other similar or dissimilar act beyond the Sponsor’s control.

 

ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNERS. All Prizes will be awarded.  Prize notifications not claimed per the methods described in these official rules within forty-eight (48) hours will be forfeited and will be awarded to alternate Winners. Prizes are not transferable.  No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any Prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserve the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value for any Prize.  Limit one (1) Prize per person, household or address. All Prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).  Sponsor is not responsible for loss, delay or damage in shipping any Prize or notification. 

Identity of Entrant.  In the event of a dispute about the identity of an entrant, Entries will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the Email account used at the time of Entry.  An "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the Email account by the platform provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning the Email account for the domain associated with the submitted profile.  A potential Prize Winners may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential Prize Winners is the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address or social media account associated with the winning Entry.

General Release.  BY ENTERING, ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AGREE THAT THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES ASSUME NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR INJURIES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND SUSTAINED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANT’S ENTRY INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES, THE USE, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION OR AWARDING OF ANY PRIZE OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN AND/OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, DEATH, LOSS OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY DUE TO AN INTENTIONAL ACT, AN ACT OF NEGLIGENCE OR DEFAULT AND/OR ANY ACT OF GOD.

Use of Entrant Name, Likeness, etc. Except where prohibited by law or Sponsor’s Privacy Policy the Prize Winners shall be required to grant Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Entities the perpetual and irrevocable right and license to use his/her name, photograph, visual and audio likeness, statements, biographical information, address (including city and state of residence) and any other information contained in his/her Entry on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media now known or hereafter invented or discovered (including, without limitation, on the Sponsor’s and Sweepstakes Entities' websites or social media pages), in perpetuity, without further compensation, notice, review or approval.

 

Not Endorsed by Instagram: By participating in this Sweepstakes, you acknowledge that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram and release Instagram from any and all liability arising from or related to this Sweepstakes. The information you are providing for this Sweepstakes is being provided to Sponsor and not to Instagram and will be used to notify you if you have won.

Not Endorsed by Facebook: By participating in this Sweepstakes, you acknowledge that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram and release Instagram from any and all liability arising from or related to this Sweepstakes. The information you are providing for this Sweepstakes is being provided to Sponsor and not to Instagram and will be used to notify you if you have won.

Ownership and License: All Sweepstakes-related materials, including submission Entries, Photos, and/or Statements (collectively, “Submission”) becomes the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. The copyright in any Submission shall remain the property of the Entrant, but Entry into this Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation or attribution, to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, or display such Submission for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereafter invented, throughout the universe, for the duration or the copyright in the Submission.  Sponsor and/or others authorized by Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission.

 

Any use of any of the Sweepstakes Entities trademarks or copyright interest is prohibited and may subject Winners to civil and/or criminal liability.

Winners List; Rules Request. For a copy of the Sweepstakes Prize Winners list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope by December 27th, 2017 to “ED Ellen DeGeneres ED 500k Sweeps” Prize Winners List at 121 E 24THST FLR 11, New York, NY 10010, Attn: Social Media Manager or via email to ed_socialmedia@edllc.com.  To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit EDbyEllen.com/500kSweeps or send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to “121 E 24THST FLR 11, New York, NY 10010” Prize Winners List at 121 E 24THST FLR 11, New York, NY 10010, Attn: Social Media Manager or via email to ed_socialmedia@edllc.com. Residents of VT may omit return postage.

Intellectual Property Notice. The Sweepstakes and all accompanying materials are the property of ED Ellen DeGeneres, a trademark of BCL-ED Newco LLC, Sweepstakes Sponsor, and their Partners.  All featured trademarks, service marks, and logos are the property of their respective owners.

Miscellaneous. The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of New York, U.S.A., without regard to conflict or choice of law provisions or international treaties or conventions.  Entrants agree and consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts located in New York County in the State of New York, U.S.A.  Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor reserve the right to change the Official Rules at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion and without notice, and reserves the right, for any reason, to suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes or any entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes including should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes, or Sponsor otherwise become (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Sweepstakes as planned.  Entrants who violate the Official Rules, violate any law, rule or regulation in connection with participation in any Sweepstakes, tamper with the operation of the Sweepstakes or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Sweepstakes or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from Entry into the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserve the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes.  Any provision of the Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect.  If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes, please mail them to “ED Ellen DeGeneres Sweepstakes Prize Winners List” at 121 E 24THST FLR 11, New York, NY 10010 Attn: Social Media Manager or via email to ed_socialmedia@edllc.com.

Sweepstakes Sponsor: BCL-ED Newco LLC (“ED Ellen DeGeneres”),

             121 E 24THST FLR 11, New York, NY 10010