No Purchase or Payment Necessary to Enter or Win. A Purchase or Payment Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning. PIN-Based Debit, International, and Mastercard® Corporate Transactions Not Eligible For Automatic Entry. Entrants waive the ability to bring claims in a class action format.
For the purpose of this Sweeps (1) all entries, whether submitted by using an eligible Mastercard as described below or by alternate means of entry, have an equal chance of winning and (2) Mastercard use includes purchase transactions initiated by Mastercard consumer debit, credit and small business cards, as described below. This Sweeps may be canceled or postponed by Sponsor, at any time, in its sole discretion, due to the ongoing pandemic (i.e., coronavirus/COVID-19).
Eligibility: The 2021 Priceless Surprises® for Community Institutions Sweepstakes (“Sweeps”) is open only to individuals who are Mastercard cardholders whose card was issued by a participating Mastercard financial institution (as described below) (“Card”), and who are legal permanent residents of the fifty (50) U.S. (including D.C.) and the legal age of majority (which is eighteen (18) in most states but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) in their state or jurisdiction of residence before 5/10/21. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico & where prohibited by law. Employees, officers & directors of Mastercard International Incorporated (“Mastercard” or “Sponsor”); Participating Mastercard customer financial institutions, credit unions, alliances, processors (collectively, “Participating FI(s)”) (as outlined below); teamDigital Promotions, Inc. (“Administrator”); each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers, advertising/promotion agencies and the immediate family members (i.e., spouses, parents, children, grandchildren, siblings and their respective spouses) and/or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing are not eligible to enter or win a prize in this Sweeps. Sponsor, Mastercard FI, Administrator and each of their respective parents, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers and advertising/promotion agencies are each a “Released Party” and shall hereinafter collectively be referred to as the “Released Parties”.
Participating Mastercard FIs: See below for the full list of all (177) Participating FIs. In order to participate in the Sweeps, and be eligible to win a prize, entrant must be an eligible cardholder whose Mastercard account was opened by a Participating FI(s) before 5/10/21.
Promotion Period: Sweeps begins at 12:00:01 AM Central Time (“CT”) on 5/10/21 and ends at 11:59:59 PM CT on 12/31/21 (“Promo Period”) and consists of eight (8) separate, independent monthly entry periods (each a “Monthly Period”) as outlined in the chart below.
How to Enter: There are two (2) methods of entry:
To enter using your Card – you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the applicable Monthly Period outlined below each time you use your eligible Card to an eligible signature-based purchase transaction during the Promo Period. Each entry will be entered into the appropriate Monthly Period drawing during which that transaction was made. Purchase transactions involving PIN-based Debit, Corporate and international transactions, account adjustment transactions/returns, late payment fees, over-limit or over-draft fees, return check fees, check re-order fees, ATM fees, cash advances, monthly/annual fees, balance transfers and/or other fees assessed on your account are not eligible for automatic Sweeps entry. Entries from Mastercard corporate cards (other than small business cards), unauthorized Card use or made with lost, stolen, or fraudulent Cards are void. Only purchases that are made with a Card in good standing (both at time of entry and winner selection) and issued by Participating FI in the U.S. to an identifiable cardholder (as set forth herein) and that are processed and submitted through Mastercard’s U.S. transaction processing system during the Promo Period are eligible for automatic entry; or
To enter without making a purchase – to receive one (1) entry for the applicable Monthly Period, hand print your full name, complete mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, the first six (6) digits of your Card, and the words “2021 Priceless Surprises for Community Institutions Sweepstakes” on a plain 3" x 5" piece of paper & mail it in a sealed, stamped & hand-printed #10 envelope to: 2021 Priceless Surprises for Community Institutions Sweepstakes, 211 Greenwood Ave. 2-2, Promo 509, Bethel, CT 06801. Enter as often as you wish by mail, but each entry must be mailed separately, postmarked by the applicable postmark deadline and received by the applicable mail-in deadline (set forth below).
There is no limit to the number of entries a consumer may receive during the Promo Period, regardless of entry method. All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, delayed, garbled, damaged, inaccurate, 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 Sweeps-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 Sweeps, human error, or otherwise. Use of any device to automate or subvert entry is prohibited and any entries received by such means will be void. No photocopied, computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted, and any entries received by such means will be void. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entries are permitted, and any entries received by such means will be void. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweeps.
Entry Periods and Selection of Winners:
Eight (8) Monthly Entry Periods: Potential Monthly Period winners will be selected in a total of eight (8) individual random Monthly Prize drawings (one (1) drawing for each Monthly Period throughout the Promotion Period). There will be one (1) Grand prize winner selected for each of the Monthly Period prize drawings:
For each Monthly Period drawing, potential winners will be selected in a random drawing, conducted by Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweeps, on the dates set forth in the chart above from among all eligible entries received for the applicable Monthly Period, by Administrator. Non-winning entries received for one Monthly Period drawing will not carry forward to subsequent Monthly Period drawings. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received for each applicable Monthly Period. The potential prize winners will be notified by Administrator by telephone, email and/or mail (method selected in Administrator’s discretion). In the event that a potential winner is selected via a Card transaction, prize will be awarded to the primary account holder (as determined by Participating FI’s account records and subject to Participating FI’s timely identification of the account holder) named on the account accessed by the Card used to make the entry and, in the event that a Mastercard® small business card or Debit Mastercard® small business card winning account is selected, prize will be awarded to the individual named on the Card that is used to transact the winning entry (as determined by the Mastercard FI’s account records and subject to said financial institution’s timely identification of the individual named on the applicable Card). If awarding of a prize is in conflict with the business’ written policy or not feasible after Sponsor’s good faith effort to obtain account holder contact information from Mastercard FI, prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received during the applicable Monthly Period. Sponsor is not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by a potential winner for any reason. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweeps. Limit one (1) prize per person, immediate family member, or household for the entirety of this Sweeps.
Prizes: Eight (8) Grand Prizes will be awarded, one (1) Grand Prize each Monthly Period. Federal, state, and local taxes and all other expenses not specified herein are winners’ sole responsibility. Limit one (1) prize per person, immediate family member or household for the entirety of this Sweeps. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.
Eight (8) Grand Prizes (One (1) Grand Prize per Monthly Period): Each winner will receive one (1) $1,000 Mastercard Prepaid® Card (Approximate Retail Value “ARV”=$1,000 ea.).
Mastercard Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Visit https://prepaidcardtermsandconditions.com for terms and conditions. The ARV of the prizes is based on available information provided to Sponsor and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The winners may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number before the prizes will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of prize winners for the actual value of the prizes received. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited. The Released Parties are not responsible for and will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen prize(s) or any prize that is undeliverable or does not reach a winner because of an incorrect or changed address. If a winner does not accept or use the entire prize, the unaccepted or unused part of the prize will be forfeited, and the Released Parties will have no further obligation with respect to that prize or portion of the prize.
TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES IN THIS SWEEPS: $8,000
Privacy: Your use of your Card to make a purchase during the Promo Period and/or your submission of a 3” x 5” mail-in entry constitutes your consent to enter this Sweeps and your consent for Sponsor and Administrator to obtain, use and transfer your name, Card number, email address, home address and phone number and other information provided by entrants in connection with this Sweeps (collectively, “Sweeps Data”) for the purpose of administering this Sweeps, awarding the prizes and to comply with applicable legal requirements. Any information entrant provides may be used to communicate with entrant in relation to this Sweeps or on a Sweeps winner’s list. For automatic entries, Sponsor (or Administrator on Sponsor’s behalf) may obtain the account holder’s personal contact information (name, email address, phone number) from Participating FIs in order to award prizes.
Sponsor and/or Participating FIs may elect to send email marketing communications to its cardholders or other email recipients in its database in connection with the Sweeps. You can, at any time and free of charge, choose not to receive any of those email communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the email. Opting out of receiving email communications from a Participating FI will not preclude a consumer from winning. Opting out of receiving marketing communications does not opt you out of receiving servicing/transactional emails related to your account with Sponsor and/or the Participating FI.
Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of a prize constitutes each winner’s irrevocable consent to Released Parties, and each of their respective agents’, successors’ and assigns’ or other designee’s use of each winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, statement, opinions, biographical information, prize and/or state/city of residence for advertising and promotional and publicity purposes in any and all media or format, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any permission, notification, payment or consideration, except for the awarding of the prize(s) to the winner(s). You may be required to sign a document confirming your consent to this effect. For information regarding Sponsor’s privacy practices, please click here or visit https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/vision/corp-responsibility/commitment-to-privacy/privacy.html. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, delayed, garbled, damaged, inaccurate or undelivered emails, entries, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of Sweeps Data, defect/delay in transmission or communication, including, but not limited to, recording failures, or for telephonic, human or computer failures, problems or errors, interruptions in service leveraged to create an entry, whether due to system upgrades, repairs, modifications or other causes, defect or delay in transmission, connections, satellite, network, cable, Internet Service Provider (ISP), phones, phone lines or telephone systems, recording/filming systems, electronic equipment, computer hardware or software failures, inaccurate entry information, traffic congestion on the internet, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other malfunctions, errors or delays, whether caused by equipment, programming, human error, acts of God or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweeps, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweeps, the processing of entries, Sweeps Data processing, the announcement of prizes and winners, the cancellation or postponement of the Sweeps, 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 Sweeps, or for printing, typographical, human or other errors appearing in these Rules, in any Sweeps advertisements or other materials.
Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of a prize (or portion thereof) will be permitted, except by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, due to prize unavailability or other causes otherwise determined solely by Sponsor, and then for a prize (or applicable portion) of equal or greater value. Each winner may be required to notify Sponsor of prize acceptance by returning an executed and notarized Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release within three (3) days of issuance of notification or other time period determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Winners may also be required to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility and ensure the use of any such person in advertising, promotion or publicity, will not pose a security threat or bring Released Parties into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on 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 time permits. If any prize or prize notification letter or email is returned as undeliverable or if the prize is declined for any reason, winner will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining entries. Should a potential winner decide to decline his/her prize for any reason whatsoever or not respond to the prize notification by the applicable response deadline, Sponsor (and, for the avoidance of doubt, the other Released Parties) shall have no further obligation to that potential winner and an alternate winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible Sweeps entries, if time permits. The Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant’s email account to receive email messages. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and agree that Released Parties and each of their respective designees and assigns and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, agents, and the franchisees of any of them shall have no liability and entrant will defend, indemnify and hold harmless the 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: (i) entrant’s participation/entry into the Sweeps, (ii) any materials he or she may submit in connection herewith, or (iii) the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize (or portion thereof) or participation in any activities associated with the Sweeps or any prize (or portion thereof) awarded in connection herewith; (iv) the Released Parties’ violation of rights of publicity or privacy, claims of defamation or portrayal in a false light or based on any claim of infringement of intellectual property; and (v) any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Sweeps activity and/or prize. The Released Parties are not responsible for the actions of entrants in connection with the Sweeps, including entrants’ attempts to circumvent these Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweeps. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweeps and to modify, suspend, and/or terminate this Sweeps (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 Sweeps and, in the case of termination, at its discretion, select potential winners via a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received before the event that required such termination. In the event Sponsor or Administrator is prevented from continuing with the Sweeps by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), interference with the Sweeps by any party, or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweeps or prize. Sponsor and Administrator additionally reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion: (a) to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweeps should causes beyond Sponsor’s or Administrator’s control corrupt or interfere with the administration, integrity, operation, security or proper play of the Sweeps; or (b) to disqualify any entrant found to be, or suspected of: (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweeps; (ii) acting in violation of these Rules; or (iii) acting in an unsportsmanlike manner. CAUTION: Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweeps is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor and the applicable Released Parties reserve 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. Released Parties make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any prize (or any portion thereof), and disclaim any implied warranty. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, entrants agree that the Released Parties: (a) maintain no control over the personnel, equipment or operation of any transportation company, hotel, manufacturer or other person or entity furnishing services, products or accommodations (“Suppliers”) as a part of the prizes provided in connection with the Sweeps; and (b) will not be responsible or liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to: (i) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the Suppliers or any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors, (ii) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service or product that is owned, operated, furnished or otherwise used by any of those Suppliers, (iii) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Released Parties, and (iv) by any cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Released Parties. Sponsor’s or any other Released Party’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Except where prohibited by law, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweeps or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweeps, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of these Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweeps-related materials, and the terms and conditions of the Rules, the Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
Winners’ Names: For the winners’ names, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 3/15/22 to: 2021 Priceless Surprises for Community Institutions Sweepstakes Winners, 211 Greenwood Ave. 2-2, Promo 501, Bethel, CT 06801.
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Sponsor: Mastercard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577.
Admin: teamDigital Promotions, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801, www.teamDigital.com.
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CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. You have not yet won. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico & where prohibited by law. Open to U.S. legal residents who are Mastercard cardholders whose account was opened by a participating Mastercard financial institution & legal age of majority or older, each before 5/10/21. Eight (8) Grand Prizes valued at $1,000/ea. Starts 5/10/21. Ends 12/31/21. See Official Rules for details. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received. Sponsored by Mastercard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577.
Full list of all (177) Participating Issuers:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to Mastercard cardholders who are U.S. residents and legal age of majority before 5/10/21.
PIN-based debit, international and corporate transactions ineligible. Ends 12/31/21.
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