THE U.S. CELLULAR® “SMART HOME” Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING A PRIZE. VOID OUTSIDE THE ELIGIBLE STATES (AS DEFINED BELOW) AND WHERE PROHIBITED.
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat are not affiliated with the Sponsor in any way.
OVERVIEW/ OFFER PERIOD: The U.S. Cellular “Smart Home” Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”), sponsored by U.S. Cellular (“Sponsor”), begins on June 15, 2018 and ends on October 29, 2018 (the “Promotion Period”). The Promotion will be conducted at various events during the Promotion Period (each, an “Event”).
The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By participating, you agree to abide by, and be bound by, these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion.
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open only to persons who are legal residents of CA, IL, IN, IA, KS, MD, ME, MI, MO, MN, NE, NH, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI or WV (the “Eligible States”), and at least 18 years of age at the time of entry (at least 19 years of age if a resident of NE). Employees, officers, directors and representatives of Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, promotion and advertising agencies, anyone involved with the design, execution or fulfillment of the Promotion, and members of the immediate families (defined as including spouse, biological, adoptive and step- parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above are NOT eligible to participate in this Promotion. Non-eligibility or non-compliance with any of these Official Rules will result in disqualification.
HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to participate: (i) At an Event; or (ii) Online.
(i) Entry at Event. You may enter at an Event by using a device supplied by representatives of Sponsor (each, a “Rep” and, collectively, “Reps”) to (i) accurately provide all required information, which may include your full name, address, city, state, ZIP code, daytime phone number, date of birth and email address (if you have one); and (ii) complete a brief survey. Once these steps have been completed, you will receive, from a Rep, a wristband containing an NFC chip. Limit one (1) wristband per person per Event.
Upon completion of the above steps, you will receive one (1) entry into the Grand Prize Drawing and one (1) entry into the First Prize Drawing that corresponds to the date on which you entered (see Drawing descriptions below). You may earn up to five (5) additional entries into both Drawings per Event by using the wristband to interact with designated connected home accessories within Sponsor’s exhibit at the Event. Limit six (6) entries per person per Event.
Only the person to whom the wristband was registered may use it to earn entries. At the discretion of Sponsor and the Reps, failure to comply may result in the voiding of all non-compliant entries, as well as disqualification from the Promotion.
(ii) Entry Online. On any day during the Promotion Period, you may enter the Grand Prize Drawing and the First Prize Drawing that corresponds to the date on which you entered by going to www.SmartHomeSweepstakes.com and following all prompts and instructions to furnish all information required for entry. Such information may include your full name, address, city, state, ZIP code, daytime phone number, date of birth and email address. Limit six (6) entries per person/family/household per day during the Promotion Period. Online entry begins each day at 12:00:01 AM Central Time (“CT”) and ends at 11:59:59 PM CT, by which time your entry must be completed and received.
GRAND PRIZE DRAWING: On or about November 2, 2018, Sponsor will select one (1) potential Grand Prize winner of the prize described below in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period through both entry methods combined. The potential winner must meet all eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules and comply with these Official Rules to qualify for the prize.
Grand Prize: The Grand Prize consists of a $10,000 “connected-home makeover”, awarded as a $2,500 shopping spree at U.S. Cellular and a check in the amount of $7,500 payable to the winner, which may be used for the purchase and installation of smart-home devices in his/her residence, or for any purpose of the winner’s choice. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $10,000.
FIRST PRIZE DRAWINGS: On or about each of the dates listed below, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to select one (1) potential winner of the First Prize described below from among all eligible entries received through both entry methods combined as of the date immediately preceding the drawing date. Each potential winner must meet all eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules and comply with these Official Rules to qualify for a prize.
Drawing Dates: June 26, 2018; July 10, 2018; July 24, 2018; August 7, 2018; August 21, 2018; September 4, 2018; September 18, 2018; October 2, 2018; October 16, 2018; October 30, 2018.
First Prize: Each First Prize will consist of a $1,000 “connected home” package, awarded as a check in the amount of $1,000 payable to the winner, which may be used for the purchase and installation of smart-home devices in his/her residence, or for any purpose of the winner’s choice. ARV: $1,000 per prize. A total of ten (10) First Prizes will be awarded, with a total ARV of $10,000.
Total ARV of all prizes in this Promotion: $20,000.
ODDS: The odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the entire Promotion Period through both entry methods combined. The odds of winning a First Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received through both entry methods combined as of the date immediately preceding each First Prize Drawing date (see list of dates above).
The prizes consist only of the items described above. Prizes are non-transferable; no prize substitutions allowed.
Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and/or local income taxes on his/her prize.
All prizes will be awarded provided they are claimed properly in accordance with these Official Rules.
CLAIMING A PRIZE: Following each First Prize Drawing and the Grand Prize Drawing, Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential prize winner at the phone number or email address provided at the time of entry. Each prize winner will be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and, where permissible, Publicity Release within five (5) days of receipt of prize notification. If a potential winner cannot be reached after reasonable efforts have been made (as determined by Sponsor in its discretion), if a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if a potential winner is determined by Sponsor to be ineligible, or if a potential winner cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, s/he will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate potential winner may be selected via random drawing from among the remaining eligible entries received for the applicable Drawing pool through both entry methods combined
No more than one (1) Grand Prize and ten (10) First Prizes will be awarded. If, due to a production, technical, human or other error, more than one (1) prize notification is issued for any prize, the one (1) intended, applicable prize will be awarded in a random drawing from among all valid recipients of such prize notifications.
The awarding of each prize is subject to the restrictions and limitations in these Official Rules, or included with the prize or furnished at the time of prize fulfillment. If a winner is unable to accept his/her prize as described herein for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among the remaining eligible entries received for the applicable Drawing pool through both entry methods combined.
PUBLICITY CONSENT: Acceptance of a prize constitutes the winner’s permission for Sponsor to use his/her name, voice, biographical information (city/state), recorded image, photograph and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade worldwide, in commerce and in all media now known or hereafter discovered, including but not limited to social media and the internet, without further notice, permission or compensation.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) electronic transmissions or entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed, misdirected, or not received by Sponsor for any reason; (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures or human error that may occur in the transmission, receipt or processing of entries, or for deletion, theft or destruction of, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (iii) any failed or unavailable hardware, network or software; (iv) causes beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion; (v) any entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these Official Rules (all such entries will be disqualified); (vi) incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by entrants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (vii) any typographical or other error in any printing or advertising relating to the Promotion, in the administration or execution of the Promotion, or in the announcement of the prize winners; or (viii) cheating or fraud by any participant. All incomplete or non-conforming entries will be disqualified.
If for any reason the Promotion cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to any printing, administrative, human or other error of any kind, transmission failure, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or errors, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Promotion, or if the Promotion is compromised or becomes corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion without notice. If the Promotion is terminated prior to the stated end date of the Promotion Period: (i) the Grand Prize will be awarded in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received through both entry methods combined prior to the time/date of termination; and (ii) the First Prize for the Drawing that corresponds to the date of termination will be awarded in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received through both entry methods combined prior to the time/date of termination. Thereafter, no further First Prize Drawings will be conducted, and no further First Prizes will be awarded.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion generally, or who acts in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that term. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an individual who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person named in the entry, provided s/he meets the eligibility requirements for the Promotion.
By accepting a prize, each winner acknowledges that the Sponsor has neither made, nor is in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless U.S. Cellular, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and agents, including without limitation, its advertising and promotion agencies, and the officers, directors and employees of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all liability for losses, damages or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising out of: (i) entrant’s participation in the Promotion; or (ii) the receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize.
DISPUTES/VENUE/GOVERNING LAW: By participating, entrants agree that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Promotion or any prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal, state or local court located in Cook County, Illinois; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including but not limited to costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) to the extent allowed by applicable law, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO PORTIONS OF THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Illinois.
In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotion-related materials or made by Sponsor or Sponsor’s Reps, and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
SEVERABILITY: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
WINNERS LIST: For a list of prize winners, available after all winners are verified, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: U.S. Cellular Smart Home Sweepstakes, Attn: Sponsorship Team, 8410 West Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60631. Requests must be received by December 2, 2018.
SPONSOR: U.S. Cellular, 8410 West Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60631.
Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor only, and NOT to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat.
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