No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win.
PIN-Based & International Transactions Not Eligible for Automatic Entry.
Purchases Made with MasterCard® Corporate Cards & MasterCard Business Cards (Including Those Made on Payment Devices) are Void & Not Eligible for Automatic Entry.
Purchasing Will Not Increase Your Odds of Winning.
All entries, whether submitted by using a MasterCard® card as described below or by mail, have an equal chance of winning. For the purpose of this Sweepstakes, MasterCard card use includes transactions initiated by all MasterCard consumer cards & payment devices (including credit, debit & prepaid; collectively, “MasterCard card”) directly linked to MasterCard customer financial institution accounts.
Eligibility: Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older as of 8/1/12 except employees & their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, & siblings & their respective spouses) & those living in the same household of each of MasterCard International Incorporated (“Sponsor”), MasterCard customer financial institutions, credit unions, alliances, & processors (collectively, “MasterCard customer financial institutions”), Project Support Team, Inc. (“P/S/T”), & each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, & advertising/promotion agencies (collectively, “Released Parties”). This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited.
How to Enter: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01AM Central Time (“CT”) on 8/1/12 & ends at 11:59:59PM CT on 10/31/12 (“Promotion Period”). 1) Automatically receive (1) entry for each MasterCard card purchase (including, but not limited to, bill payment purchases) made in the US during the Promotion Period. Account adjustment transactions/returns, PIN-based & international transactions, late payment fees, over-limit or over-draft fees, return check fees, check re-order fees, cash advances, annual fees, balance transfers and/or other fees assessed on your account are not considered eligible transactions for automatic Sweepstakes entry. Only purchases made with a MasterCard card that is in good standing (both at time of entry & winner selection) & issued by a MasterCard customer financial institution in the US to an identifiable end user & that are processed & submitted through MasterCard International Incorporated’s US transaction processing system during the Promotion Period are eligible for automatic entry; or 2) To enter without making a purchase & receive (1) entry, hand print your name, complete mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, & the words “MasterCard 2012 Bill Payment Promotion” on a plain 3”x 5” piece of paper & mail it in a sealed, stamped & hand printed #10 envelope to: MasterCard 2012 Bill Payment Promotion, P.O. Box 16170, Bridgeport, CT 06673-6170. Enter as often as you wish by mail, but each entry must be mailed separately to be received by 11/7/12. No photocopied, computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted. Your use of your MasterCard card to make a purchase and/or your submission of a 3" x 5" mail-in entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweepstakes & your consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, & transfer your name, address & other information for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, stolen, postage-due, or mutilated entries or mail; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, 3rd party transaction classification, transaction processing, or communication; technical or mechanical malfunctions; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines, or telephone systems; errors in these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; human-processing error; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software; or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Sweepstakes, human error, or otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any & all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweepstakes.
(1) Grand Prize: $60,000 awarded in the form of an electronic deposit to winner’s checking account. In the event that winner does not have a checking account at the time of prize award, prize will be awarded in the form of MasterCard Prepaid Cards (Approximate Retail Value “ARV”=$60,000). MasterCard Prepaid Card restrictions may apply. Federal, state, & local taxes & all other expenses not specified herein are winner’s sole responsibility.
Winner Selection: Winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about 11/28/12 from among all eligible entries received by P/S/T, an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final & binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Winner will be notified by P/S/T by telephone and/or mail. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of prize except by Sponsor at its sole discretion due to prize unavailability or causes otherwise determined solely by Sponsor, & then for a prize of equal or greater value. Winner will be required to execute & return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release within (3) days of issuance of notification. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification & awarding of prize to an alternate winner. If prize notification letter is returned as undeliverable, winner will be disqualified & an alternate winner may be selected. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules & agree that: 1) Released Parties & their designees & assigns shall have the right & permission to use (unless prohibited by law) their name, voice, city/state of residence, biographical information, photograph, and/or likeness for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format, online or offline, now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission, or notification; & 2) Released Parties & their designees & assigns & all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives & agents shall have no liability & will be held harmless for any liability, loss, injury or death to entrant or any other person, including, without limitation, damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prize or participation in this Sweepstakes.
Winner List: For the winner’s name, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 12/26/12 to: MasterCard 2012 Bill Payment Promotion Winner, P.O. Box 13106, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3106.
MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.
Sponsor: MasterCard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577
Promoter: Project Support Team, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel, CT 06801/www.ProjectSupportTeam.com