No Purchase or Mobile Usage Necessary to Participate or Win.
Overview: These Official Rules govern the MasterCard #PricelessSurprises Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes (“Promotion”), which is part of the larger MasterCard #PricelessSurprises Campaign (“Campaign”) that begins on 1/26/14 and ends on 4/30/14. The Campaign includes a series of individual promotions, each governed by independent Official Rules and Promotion Periods under the Priceless® Surprises umbrella Campaign. The Campaign is advertised publicly in the fifty (50) United States, including the District of Columbia, on TV, online, and via Twitter, Instagram and/or other media channels.
Eligibility: The Promotion is open to MasterCard cardholders whose account was opened by a MasterCard customer financial institution prior to 1/28/14, are legal permanent residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, eighteen (18) years of age or older as of 1/28/14, and who have a Twitter and/or Instagram account. Employees and their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of MasterCard International Incorporated (“Sponsor”), MasterCard customer financial institutions, credit unions, alliances, and processors (collectively, “MasterCard customer financial institutions”), Tennman Brands LLC, teamDigital Promotions, Inc. (“teamDigital”), and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers, and advertising/promotion agencies (collectively “Released Parties”) are not eligible to enter, play, or win. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico and where prohibited.
How it Works: The Promotion includes an Instant Win Game, in which winners are identified based on participation on winning days and times and a Sweepstakes, in which winners are selected in random drawings as described below.
Promotion Period: Promotion begins at 12:00:01AM Central Time (“CT”) on 1/28/14 and ends at 11:59:59PM CT on 2/28/14 (“Promotion Period”). teamDigital’s servers are official Promotion time clock. teamDigital, an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to Promotion, will conduct all Promotion drawings as detailed below.
Two (2) Ways To Participate: During the Promotion Period, entrants will be asked to share a Priceless Surprise with friends and family on Instagram or Twitter (public message) by following the instructions below. Entrants may participate in the Promotion via their mobile device and/or computer. Promotion is not skill-based. Standard text messaging and/or data rates apply to entrants who submit or participate via a wireless mobile device. Wireless service providers (“Provider”) may charge for airtime for each message sent and received. Call Provider for pricing and service plan before mobile device participation. To participate without using a mobile device, entrant may deactivate their mobile phone from their Instagram and/or Twitter account and enter via a computer or tablet.
1) Instagram: After logging into your Instagram account, upload your Submission according to the instructions provided and tag your Submission with one of the following hashtags, #PricelessSurprises or # PricelessSurprise (“Instagram Hashtag”), in the caption of your Submission. Your Submission must include the Instagram Hashtag and your Instagram profile settings must be public to be eligible for the Promotion. If you do not have an Instagram account, you may sign-up for free by visiting www.instagram.com and following the enrollment instructions. By using the Instagram Hashtag in connection with your Instagram Submission, you are acknowledging and agreeing that Sponsor has the right to pull your Submission through the Instagram API or otherwise use your Submission as set forth in these Official Rules.
2) Twitter: After logging into your Twitter account, tweet your Submission and one of the following hashtags, #PricelessSurprises or # PricelessSurprise (“Twitter Submission”). Each Twitter Submission must contain a Promotion hashtag (#PricelessSurprise or #PricelessSurprises), conform to Twitter’s (140) character limitation including the hashtag and your Twitter profile settings must be public to be eligible for the Promotion. Twitter Submissions that do not follow this format will be discarded or ignored. If you do not have a Twitter account you may sign-up for free by visiting www.twitter.com and following the enrollment instructions. By using the Twitter hashtag in connection with your Twitter Submission, you are acknowledging and agreeing that Sponsor has the right to pull your Submission through the Twitter API or otherwise use your Submission as set forth in these Official Rules.
Instant Win Game: Throughout the Promotion Period, if entrant’s Submission is posted at a randomly selected winning day and time (as solely determined by Sponsor) or if no one submits at such day and time and entrant is the first to do so thereafter (as solely determined by Sponsor), said entrant is a potential instant winner. If a potential instant winner (prize award subject to eligibility verification, winning Submission verification and Official Rules compliance), entrant will receive an instant winning prize message either in his/her Submission or via Direct Message from Sponsor and will be given instructions on how to receive his/her unique Prize Claim Code (“Code”) along with a link to complete the online Prize Claim Redemption Form (“Redemption Form”). Redemption Form must be completed within three (3) days of issuance of notification, including Code, or instant prize may be forfeited and may be awarded in a 2nd Chance Drawing per below as determined by Sponsor. Incomplete Redemption Form submissions will not be processed. In the event there is more than one (1) Submission at the exact same winning day and time, teamDigital will conduct a random drawing from among all such eligible, non-suspect and valid Submissions for that day and time to award the applicable instant prize. If entrant is not an instant winner, he/she will not receive a winning message via Submission or Direct Mail response from Sponsor. Odds of winning an Instant Win prize will depend on exact date and corresponding time of the Submission as it relates to each prize. If the number of Instant Win Direct Messages issued exceeds the number of prizes listed in these Official Rules, Sponsor may have teamDigital conduct a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect and valid Instant Win Direct Message prize claimants to award the listed number of prizes. Only the published number of prizes per these Official Rules will be awarded. 2nd Chance Drawing: If necessary, a 2nd Chance Drawing will be conducted by teamDigital on/about 3/31/14 from among all eligible Submissions during the Promotion Period to award any unclaimed Instant Win Prizes valued at $25 or more. Odds of winning 2nd Chance Drawing depend on total number of eligible Submissions and total number of unclaimed prizes valued at $25 or more. All drawings will be conducted by teamDigital.
Sweepstakes: Between 12:00:01AM CT and 11:20:59PM CT on 1/31/14 (“Sweepstakes Period”), Sponsor will celebrate Justin Timberlake’s Birthday and the 20/20 Experience World Tour. During the Sweepstakes Period, a total of twenty-four (24) individual random Sweepstakes drawings will be held, one hourly at twenty (20) minutes past the hour. For example, the first Sweepstakes drawing will be held from among all eligible Submissions received between 12:00:01AM CT and 12:20:59AM CT and so forth such that the final Sweepstakes drawing will be held from among all eligible Submissions received between 10:21:01PM CT and 11:20:59PM CT. Non winning entries from each drawing during the Sweepstakes Period will not carry forward to subsequent Sweepstakes drawings. Odds of winning a Sweepstakes Prize depends upon the total number of eligible entries received for each individual drawing. All drawings will be conducted by teamDigital.
Limit one (1) prize per person, immediate family member, or household throughout the Promotion Period.Submissions must follow applicable Instagram and Twitter size and format requirements. Incomplete Submissions, Submissions without a required hashtag, Submissions that do not comply with the Submission Guidelines or any images or language communicating messages inconsistent with the positive images to which Sponsor wishes to associate with will be void. See Submission Guidelines below for additional criteria. All Submissions must comply with applicable Instagram (http://instagram.com/legal/terms) and Twitter (www.twitter.com) rules and terms of service. Subject to these Official Rules and terms of service and except where otherwise prohibited, all winning Submissions become property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Your participation either by your Submission, Direct Message, and/or Redemption Form (collectively “Promotion Data”) constitutes your consent to participate in this Promotion and in the larger MasterCard #PricelessSurprises Campaign noted above and consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your Submission, name, address and other details for Promotion administration purposes. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, delayed, garbled, damaged, inaccurate or undelivered Submissions, Direct Messages, Replies, Submission Comments, Codes, emails, music download credits or Promotion Data, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of Promotion Data, defect/delay in transmission or communication including but not limited to Twitter and/or Instagram hashtag use or music download processing or for telephonic, human or computer failures, problems or errors, interruptions in service, whether via Instagram, Twitter or otherwise, due to system upgrades, repairs, modifications or other causes, defect or delay in transmission, failures or malfunctions of connections, satellite, network, cable, Internet Service Provider (ISP), phones, phone lines or telephone systems, traffic congestion on the internet, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other malfunctions, errors or delays, whether caused by equipment, programming, human error or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of Direct Messages, emails or Submissions, Promotion Data, the announcement of prizes and winners, the cancellation or postponement of the Promotion, for any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or other device relating to or resulting from participation in this Promotion, or for printing, typographical, human or other errors appearing in these Official Rules, in any Promotion or Campaign-related advertisements or other materials. Sponsor may void Submissions of any entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair Promotion administration, security, fairness, or proper play. Use of any device to automate or subvert Submission is prohibited and any Submissions received by such means will be void. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated Submissions are permitted and any entries received by such means will be void. Submission Guidelines: In addition to that described above, all Submissions must further meet the following criteria:
- Submissions that contain or otherwise infringe on any 3rd party names, trademarks, music, identities, copyrighted material, and/or other material subject to 3rd party rights are prohibited;
- Submissions that are obscene, offensive, contain any profanities, endorse any form of hate or hate group, or any language or images communicating messages inconsistent with the positive images to which Sponsor wishes to associate will be void;
- Submissions cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, or contain nudity or any materially dangerous activity;
- Submissions cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;
- Submissions cannot contain disparaging remarks, defame, misrepresent, invade the publicity, 3rd party rights and/or the privacy rights of Sponsor, Released Parties, their products or any trademarks or other intellectual property they own, other products or companies, or any person, living or deceased;
- Submissions cannot contain trademarks owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without permission, or contain any personal identifiable information, such as personal names, email addresses, etc.;
- Submissions cannot be in violation of any law, statute, regulation, or ordinance.
Sponsor reserves the right to void any Submission and/or related Prize Claim not satisfying these requirements.
By submitting a Submission, you agree that (i) the Submission does not violate any law or regulation or any right of any third party, including those laws, regulations, and rights related to copyrights, trademarks, publicity, or privacy, (ii) you have the right to grant the rights to a Submission as provided in these rules, (iii) the Submission has not been published or submitted in any other competition; (iv) the Submission is your original work; (v) the Submission has not won previous awards; (vi) you have obtained permission from any person whose name or likeness is used in the Submission; and (vii) that publication of the Submission via various media including social posting, will not infringe on the rights of any third party. You will indemnify and hold harmless, Sponsor and Released Parties from any claims to the contrary. Further, by submitting a Submission, you grant permission and an exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license for Sponsor and Sponsor’s affiliates to publish, post, adapt, edit, display, and/or modify or otherwise use the Submission in any form, in any manner, and in any media, without any time or territorial limitation, deemed appropriate by Sponsor or the Sponsor's affiliates, without compensation of any kind to you. You further agree that submission of a Submission is gratuitous and made without restriction and will not place Sponsor under any obligation and that Sponsor is free to discuss or otherwise disclose the ideas contained in the Submission on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you. You acknowledge that, by acceptance of your Submission, Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you. Sponsor reserves the right to screen Submissions, but may post Submissions without editing or other prior review. You acknowledge that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Submission that you submit.
By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to the decisions of Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all respects. All potential winners will be contacted by Sponsor’s designated representative by either: 1) Posting a comment on that potential winners’ Submission, which will include Sponsor’s return contact details within the comment, or 2) Via Direct Message and will be required to respond as instructed via Direct Message within twenty-four (24) hours of issuance of notification and provide their contact information. Sponsor shall have the right to announce the winners on its social feeds (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or otherwise), in its sole discretion. Prizes will be awarded to the person named on the applicable Submission and/or Redemption (regardless of whether that is the name of the authorized account holder of the email address from which said Submission and/or Redemption Form was submitted), subject to eligibility verification, cardholder verification (MasterCard account must be in good standing at time of participation and prize award), and compliance with these Official Rules.
Sweepstakes Prizes: The following prizes will be awarded in pairs to each applicable winner as a ‘Surprise’ for that winner and a ‘Delight’ for his/her friend courtesy of #PricelessSurprises and awarded based on the order drawn. For example, the first entry drawn will be awarded the Mini Speakers and the last entry drawn will be awarded the 16GB MP3 Player as listed below. Winner may choose to give (transfer, without compensation) one of his/her prizes to a third party recipient and receive the second prize for him/herself. (12) Prizes (Total of (6) Pairs): Two (2) Mini Speakers (ARV= $199). (12) Prizes (Total of (6) Pairs): Two (2) In-Ear Headphones (ARV=$150). (12) Prizes (Total of (6) Pairs): Two (2) Wireless On-Ear Headphones (ARV= $150). (12) Prizes (Total of (6) Pairs): Two (2) 16GB MP3 Players (ARV=$150). Make, model and color of electronic equipment awarded to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Electronic equipment to be awarded “as is” and any and all warranties and/or guarantees (if any) shall be subject to the manufacturers’ terms therefore (winners agree to look solely to such manufacturer(s) for any such warranty(s) and/or guarantee(s), if any).
Total ARV of all prizes=$88,358. Prize details not specifically set forth herein are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Federal, state, and local taxes and all other expenses not specified herein are winners’ sole responsibility. All prizes provided by Sponsor.
Miscellaneous: Except as provided herein, no transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of prizes (or portion thereof) except by Sponsor at its sole discretion due to prize unavailability or causes otherwise determined solely by Sponsor, and then for a prize (or applicable portion thereof) of equal or greater value. Grand Prize winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release within three (3) days of issuance of notification. Guest will also be required to sign and return a Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release prior to the issuance of travel documents. Grand Prize winner will also be required to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility and ensure that trip attendance by such person, or the use of any such person in advertising or publicity, will not pose a security threat or bring Sponsor or Released Parties into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor or Released Parties as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and, in such event the prize may be forfeited. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification and awarding of prize to an alternate winner. If any prize or prize notification letter is returned as undeliverable, winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, agree that Sponsor will contact them via Twitter (Direct Message and/or on the Priceless Twitter Feed), comment on their potential winning Submission, or via phone, email, and/or mail, and if they are a potential winner, Sponsor shall have the right and permission (unless prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, Instagram name and/or Twitter handle, voice, city/state of residence, photograph, and/or other likeness for advertising, trade and/or for any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission or notification and that such use shall not violate the rights of any 3rd parties and shall not violate any applicable federal, state or local laws or ordinances and Sponsor shall have no liability and entrant will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and Released Parties from and against any liability, loss, injury or damage of any kind (including attorney’s fees) to any person or entity including, without limitation, personal injury, death or 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 a prize (including any travel or prize activity related thereto) or participation in this Promotion and any prize awarded in connection herewith. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all Submissions of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Promotion and to modify, suspend, and/or terminate this Promotion (or portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Promotion and, in the case of termination, at its discretion award prizes in a random drawing from among all non-suspect Submissions received prior to suspect event requiring such modification, termination, or suspension. CAUTION: Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and/or other remedies from any such person(s) responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law. This Promotion uses Twitter and Instagram but is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram.
Winners Names: For the winners’ names, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 4/25/14 to: MasterCard #Priceless Surprises Instant Win Game and Sweepstakes Winners, P.O. Box 13106, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3106.
MasterCard, Priceless, and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. Priceless Surprises is a trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.
This Promotion is not sponsored, produced, or executed by Justin Timberlake or Tennman Brands LLC.
The use of any non-Sponsor trademarks, service marks, logos, or other marks in connection with this Promotion or any prize is not meant by Sponsor to imply the endorsement of the respective owner(s) of such marks, or any affiliation of the respective owner(s) of such marks with Promotion advertisements or the Promotion.
Sponsor: MasterCard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577
Administrator: teamDigital Promotions, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801, www.teamDigital.com