Ibotta's $500 Stories Giveaways Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. GIVEAWAY IS VOID IN WHOLE OR PART WHERE PROHIBITED, TAXED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED TO ENTER GIVEAWAY.
GIVEAWAY IS ONLY OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. DO NOT ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY IF YOU ARE NOT PHYSICALLY LOCATED IN AND A LEGAL RESIDENT OF, ONE (1) OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. AN ENTRANT MUST BE EIGHTEEN YEARS (18) OF AGE OR OLDER, OR THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN HIS OR HER JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE, WHICHEVER IS GREATER, AS OF THE DATE OF HIS OR HER PARTICIPATION AND ENTRY. EACH ENTRANT HEREBY REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT SUCH ENTRANT HAS READ THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND AGREES TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT (SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING). THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, GRANTS OF RIGHTS AND INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR FROM ENTRANT AND A LIMITATION OF ENTRANT’S RIGHTS AND REMEDIES. IF ENTRANT IS NOT AT LEAST EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, OR THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN HIS OR HER JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE, WHICHEVER IS GREATER AND/OR IF ENTRANT DOES NOT AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES DO NOT ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY. ALL INTERPRETATIONS OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND DECISIONS BY SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR ARE FINAL.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM OR GOOGLE. ENTRANT UNDERSTANDS THAT HE OR SHE IS PROVIDING HIS OR HER INFORMATION TO SPONSOR AND NOT TO FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM OR GOOGLE.
- Eligibility and Participation: Ibotta’s $500 Stories Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (the “eligible geographic area”), who are physically located therein and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older, or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is greater, as of the date of their participation and entry. This Giveaway and any web sites, web pages and advertisements relating thereto are intended for viewing only within the eligible geographic area. Entries received from individuals residing outside the eligible geographic area, or where restricted or prohibited by law or individuals who are not legal residents of an eligible geographic area will be disqualified. Employees of Ibotta, Inc., (the “Sponsor”) and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives and advertising agencies and Administrator (defined below) and all other service agencies involved with the Giveaway and members of their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members (whether related or not) of each such employee are not eligible to participate or win. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By participating in this Giveaway and entering or attempting to enter into the Giveaway, Entrant agrees and acknowledges that: a) he or she has read and understands these Official Rules; b) he or she has met these Giveaway eligibility requirements; c) he or she unconditionally accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway; d) he or she waives any right to claim ambiguity in this Giveaway or these Official Rules; and e) winning and receiving a prize in contingent upon compliance of these Official Rules and fulfilling all requirements.
- Sponsor and Administrator: The Sponsor is Ibotta, Inc., 1801 California Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80202. The Administrator is Universal Promotions, Inc., 980 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. The Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Giveaway are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway.
- Timing: The Giveaway begins on 4/30/18 at 12:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (“MST”) and ends on 5/6/18 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST (the “Giveaway Period”). The Sponsor’s computer clock is the official time-keeping device in this Giveaway.
- How to Enter Giveaway: There are four (4) Methods of Entry. To enter the Giveaway via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Website Entry Method, an Entrant must follow the instructions stated below for each respective entry method. If Entrant is entering using a mobile phone or other web-enabled device and is using his or her wireless carrier’s network, Entrant may incur standard data charges from his or her wireless carrier and/or other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on an Entrant’s mobile phone bill or be deducted from an Entrant’s prepaid account balance. An Entrant should contact his or her wireless carrier for more information on rate plans and charges relating to his or her participation in this Giveaway.
BY PARTICIPATING IN AND ENTERING GIVEAWAY VIA THE INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND WEBSITE ENTRY METHOD, ENTRANTS ACKNOWLEDGE AND GRANT SPONSOR THE RIGHT TO POST ENTRANT’S VIDEO ACROSS ANY OR ALL OF SPONSOR’S DIGITAL AND SOCIAL ASSETS, AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION, AND FOR AN UNLIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME AND WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF COMPENSATION. ENTRANTS ALSO GRANT SPONSOR THE LICENSE TO USE VIDEOS SUBMITTED INTO THE GIVEAWAY FOR ANY PURPOSE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO MARKETING PURPOSES AND FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME WITHOUT LIMITATION AND WITHOUT COMPENSATION TO ENTRANTS.
AN ENTRANT’S VIDEO MAY APPEAR ON SPONSOR’S SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES RELATED TO THE GIVEAWAY; BUT SUCH POSTING MERELY INDICATES THAT YOUR VIDEO SUBMISSION HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY SPONSOR AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY REPRESENTATION OF GIVEAWAY ELIGIBILITY OR SELECTION AS A POTENTIAL PRIZE WINNER.
Entrants are limited to one (1) entry per Entry Method throughout the Giveaway. If an Entrant enters more than one (1) time per Entry Method, he or she will only receive one (1) entry for that given Entry Method.
- Instagram Entry Method: To enter the Giveaway during the Giveaway Period an Entrant must: a) access his or her Instagram account and ensure his or her account is set to unprotected or public (otherwise Entrant’s post will not be visible to Sponsor and therefore, will not be received by Sponsor, resulting in Entrant’s failure to enter Giveaway and receive Sponsor’s communication); b) be a follower of Sponsor’s official Instagram page @Ibottaapp throughout the Giveaway Period and until
prize winners are selected and finalized; and c) using #500DollarStoriesGiveaway, post a video taken of yourself, stating what you like about the Ibotta Application (“Ibotta). If an individual is not currently following Sponsor’s Instagram page and wants to enter Giveaway via Instagram, he or she must go to https://instagram.com/ibottaapp/ and become a follower. If an individual does not have an Instagram account, he or she can sign up for free by visiting instagram.com and following the instructions. An individual will be required to accept the terms and conditions of Instagram. To learn about Ibotta visit www.ibotta.com.
- Facebook Entry Method: To enter Giveaway via the Facebook Entry Method an Entrant must: a) visit https://www.facebook.com/ibottaapp/ like the Official Ibotta Facebook page; b) look for Ibotta’s $500 Dollar Stories Giveaway post; and c) using #500DollarStoriesGiveaway, post a video taken of yourself, stating what you like about Ibotta. If an individual does not have a Facebook account, he or she can visit facebook.com and register in accordance with the registration instructions for a free Facebook account. An individual must accept and agree to comply with the terms and conditions of Facebook to create an account. To learn about Ibotta visit www.ibotta.com.
- Website Entry Method: To enter the Giveaway without having to use the Instagram, Twitter or Facebook Entry Method, an Entrant can enter the Giveaway by visiting the following link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWgyA5uVqrQ9r_lzvUnLqFJ5k_knxIuPAXi9EaOgsynOax_Q/viewform?usp=sf_linkand following the online instructions to complete the entry form which used a Google form (the “form”), the form must contain Entrant’s name, complete address, email address and a statement stating he or she have read the Official Rules and agree to the terms and conditions of the Official Rules. Entrant must follow the online instructions to complete entry form and add a video. The video must be taken of Entrant stating what he or she likes about Ibotta. Entrant will need to follow the online instructions to share his or her form via social media. To learn more about Ibotta visit www.ibotta.com.
- Entry Submission Guidelines & Restrictions:
- Size and User Generated Terms and Conditions: Video must comply with Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google’s requirements and terms.
- Originality, Ownership and Rights: The video submitted must be an original work, it cannot be copied from any other material, nor can it have been previously published or awaiting publication at the time of submission. The video may be taken by another individual other than Entrant, but Entrant must possess ownership and have all necessary rights attached to the video and comment. The video and comment must be the sole property of the Entrant and Entrant must have all rights necessary to submit, reproduce and distribute his or her video in the Giveaway. Entrant is solely responsible for ensuring that any video submitted into the Giveaway does not and will not, violate any of the rights of any third party. Entrant warrants and represents that he or she own or control all rights in any video submitted into the Giveaway.
- Permissions: An Entrant must have written permission from any recognizable individual(s) who may appear in the video to use their names and likenesses in the video and to grant the rights set forth herein, unless Entrant is the parent or legal guardian of a child or children appearing in the video (Entrant must have written permission from the parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of eighteen (18) that appears in his or her video prior to submitting his or her video into the Giveaway). If requested, Entrant must be able to produce such permissions or proof in form acceptable to Sponsor. Entrant must be able to provide upon request all appropriate clearances, permissions and releases for the video (in the event an Entrant does not provide all required releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable video, or seek to secure the releases and clearances for Sponsor’s benefit).
- Non-infringing: Videos cannot contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks, or rights of privacy or publicity.
- Content: Videos cannot contain any trademarks or logos other than Ibotta. Individuals depicted in a video are not permitted to be dressed indecent in the video. Indecent is defined as offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty; or considered to be lewd or vulgar. In Sponsor’s and Administrator’s sole discretion, Sponsor and Administrator will determine what is considered to be dressed indecent. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and remove any video deemed as indecent. Videos cannot contain profanity, inappropriate or explicit language, pornographic, or sexual content, content promoting illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms, gambling, weapons, or hateful content of any kind (including racism, sexism etc.) nor can it contain any content that promotes violence or harm to another living creature, or any other offensive, obscene or inappropriate content. Videos cannot violate any applicable laws or promote any unsafe behavior. Videos cannot defame, misrepresent, or contain disparaging remarks about people or companies, including but not limited to Sponsor. Videos cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate. Videos cannot promote a political agenda regardless of the political affiliation. Videos cannot contain executable programing of any kind, including but not limited to, any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, malware, time bombs, cancel bots or other malicious components that are designed to harm the functionality of a computer or communication device in any way.
- Entry Screening, Entrant Verification and Restrictions: Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to screen videos and forms, hereinafter referred to as entry or entries and in their sole discretion Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, to disqualify and remove any entry it deems as inappropriate, unacceptable and/or fails to adhere to these Official Rules. Sponsor nor Administrator are obligated to notify Entrant of their actions to remove or disqualify any entry. Entrant agrees if his or her entry is contested in any manner for any reason whatsoever, Sponsor or Administrator may disqualify that entry and discontinue use without notification and Entrant agrees if Entrant’s entry is contested in any manner for any reason whatsoever not to contest the decision of Sponsor or Administrator and that such decision shall be final. Entries posted on the Sponsor’s Instagram page, Twitter page, Facebook page or any medium selected by Sponsor, solely represent the views and opinions of the Entrants and do not reflect the views and opinions of Sponsor in any manner. Sponsor is acting as a passive conduit for the posting and publication of entries and has no obligation to and expressly disclaims any and all liability in conjunction with screening, monitoring or reviewing the content of an entry. Sponsor makes no claim they will edit entries submitted by Entrants prior to posting them on Sponsor’s Instagram page, Twitter page, Facebook page or any selected medium by Sponsor.
All entries and Entrants are subject to verification at any time and for any reason. The Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to require proof of compliance with these Official Rules, including without limitation, proof of identity and/or eligibility, in a form acceptable to Sponsor and Administrator (including without limitation, government issued video identification) to participate in this Giveaway.
Entrants are not permitted to use another person’s identity or another person’s Email address, Instagram Account, Twitter Account, or Facebook Account, nor can an Entrant share the same Email address, Instagram Account, Twitter Account or Facebook Account to enter the Giveaway. If a person is found using another person’s identity, Email address, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account he or she will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize. In case of a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant using the Instagram Entry Method, Twitter Entry Method or Facebook Entry Method, entry will be considered to have been made by the authorized account holder of the Instagram Account, or Twitter Account, or Facebook Account identified with the entry submission, regardless of the person that submitted the entry. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple Entrants using or having the same Instagram, Twitter or Facebook Account the authorized account holder of the Instagram, Twitter or Facebook Account at the time of entry submission will be deemed to be the Entrant. Sponsor reserves the right to deem that the entry was submitted by the authorized account holder of the Instagram, Twitter or Facebook Account. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an Instagram account by Instagram or as the natural person who is assigned to a Twitter account by Twitter, or as the natural person who is assigned to a Facebook account by Facebook. In the event an Entrant wins a prize and is later found to be in violation of these Official Rules, Entrant will be required to forfeit the prize or, if the violation is discovered after the prize winner has used or redeemed his or her prize, to reimburse Sponsor for the stated approximate retail value (the “ARV”) of the prize listed in these Official Rules.
- Non Capture of Entry and Entry Errors: In the event that for any reason whatsoever an Entrant’s entry, or any portion thereof, is not captured as a full submission in accordance with these Official Rules, whether through no fault of Entrant or otherwise, including but not limited to as a result of the effects of hackers or the failure of any electronic equipment, or human intervention, computer or cellular transmission, or network connections, any such attempted entry submissions will become null and void and Sponsor shall have no duty to advise Entrant, to allow Entrant to resubmit, or any liability for such failure in any respect; all of which Entrant hereby waives to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. Specifically without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in addition Sponsor is not responsible for any lost, late, illegal, intercepted, incomplete, misdirected, damaged, destroyed, mutilated, unintelligible or not received entries, or for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operations, in transmissions of entries. If an Entrant does not follow one of the entry method instructions as stated above his or her entry will be viewed as not captured as a full submission. All entries that are not captured as a full submission for any reason whatsoever will be disqualified from the Giveaway. Proof of sending an entry will not be deemed to be proof as a full submission entry nor will it be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor or Administrator.
- Limitations, Non-Authorized Means of Entry and Tampering: There is a limit of one prize per household. An entry obtained outside of an authorized, legitimate channel of method of entry as described in these Official Rules will be disqualified from Giveaway. Entrants are not permitted to use any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Giveaway. If it is discovered by the Sponsor or Administrator (using any evidence or other information made available to or otherwise discovered by Sponsor or Administrator) that any person has attempted, or has used any automated, macro, script, robotic or other system(s) or program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in or disrupt this Giveaway; then he or she may be disqualified from the Giveaway in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor or Administrator. The use of automated software or unauthorized computer programs to register for Sponsor’s Giveaway is prohibited. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person found or suspected of, tampering with the entry process, or the operation of this Giveaway, or interferes with the proper entry of this Giveaway, or is acting in violation of these Official Rules, or is acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or is acting with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other persons will be disqualified. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE THIS GIVEAWAY OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Failure by the Sponsor or Administrator to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
- Drawing Date and Number of Prize Winners: Sponsor will conduct one random drawing to select five (5) prize winners, by combining eligible entries received from the Instagram Entry Method, Twitter Entry Method, Facebook Entry Method and Website Entry Method.
- Odds of Winning: Odds of Winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Giveaway Period.
- Prizes: There will be five (5) prizes awarded. Each prize winner will receive a five hundred dollar ($500) check, issued by Administrator. The total ARV of all prizes being awarded is two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500). Prize winners must accept the prize being awarded or prize may be forfeited and may be awarded to alternate prize winner. Terms and conditions may apply to claiming a prize. Prizes are non-transferable in whole or in part except at the discretion of the Sponsor. No substitution except at the discretion of Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right, to substitute a prize (or component thereof) of equal or greater value for any reason whatsoever. Prize winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to prize upon being awarded and Sponsor does not have any obligation or responsibility to replace prize if lost, damaged or stolen. Sponsor is not responsible for any fees, costs, or additional charges that may result from an Entrant and/or prize winner participating in the Giveaway or being awarded and receiving and using a prize. Prizes will be fulfilled within four (4) to six (6) weeks after prize winner is finalized. Shipped prizes will not be insured. Sponsor nor Administrator will assume any liability for a lost, damaged or misdirected prize.
- Additional Giveaway Entry Conditions: Once an entry is submitted, it cannot be deleted, canceled or modified by an Entrant. Entrant grants to Sponsor, or any representative acting on behalf of Sponsor the right to use all information related to the Giveaway, for marketing purposes, administration of Giveaway, or any other purpose Sponsor believes may be of interest to Entrant about products and services offered by Sponsor, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor assumes no liability for any entries submitted into the Giveaway that violate these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for any changes in an Entrant’s contact information nor is Sponsor or Administrator responsible for the inability of a potential prize winner to receive notification by Sponsor or Administrator. If for any reason whatsoever data is not available to contact a potential prize winner, his or her entry will become null and void and the potential prize winner will be disqualified from the Giveaway.
- Sponsor’s License to Use Submitted Videos and Sponsor’s Rights to Entries: By participating and submitting an entry, Entrant agrees that Entrant’s entry submission is gratuitous and is made without restriction and will not place Sponsor under any obligation that Sponsor is free to disclose the entry on a non-confidential basis to anyone, without any compensation to Entrant. Entrant further grants to Sponsor and its affiliated companies the unconditional and perpetual right and permission to copyright, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit and otherwise use the entry (with or without Entrant’s name) in any media now known or later developed throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation and without additional review, compensation, or approval from Entrant or any other party on Entrant’s behalf. In addition by submitting an entry, Entrant, forever waives any rights of copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, privacy rights and any other legal or moral rights in the entry that may preclude Sponsor or its affiliated companies use of the entry, or require Entrant’s permission for the Sponsor or its affiliated companies to use the entry. Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor is in no way obligated to broadcast, post, publish, or use Entrant’s entry in any way. Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and may not be acknowledged or returned. Entrants and prize winners acknowledge and agree their entries become the property of the Sponsor, which thereby has the right to promote and otherwise use the entries in any way Sponsor sees fit as permitted by law.
- Potential Prize Winner Notification and Requirements to Become a Prize Winner: Prize winner will be considered a potential prize winner until Sponsor or Administrator confirms his or her prize winner status. Entrant acknowledges and grants Sponsor the ability in its sole discretion to announce the names or any identifiable information of an Entrant/potential prize winner on its Website, or in any other form of public communication. Sponsor or Administrator may notify the potential prize winners by email or Instagram or Twitter or Facebook Direct Message (“DM”). DM will come from @Ibottaapp and may include instructions from Sponsor or Administrator that potential prize winner must complete before he or she can be declared a prize winner and eligible to claim a prize. In the event it is determined that there are multiple prize winners from the same household regardless if a potential prize winner has been declared a prize winner, the first potential eligible prize winner to respond to Sponsor’s or Administrator’s DM or email instructions will be declared the prize winner from that household, provided he or she has met the eligibility requirements and agrees to be bound to these Official Rules. In the event the potential prize winner fails to adhere to Sponsor’s or Administrator’s DM or email instructions, the potential prize winner may be disqualified from the Giveaway and ineligible to claim a prize or receive any type of compensation. In Sponsor’s or Administrator’s sole discretion, a selected entry of a potential prize winner will be disqualified from the Giveaway and not eligible to receive a prize if a potential prize winner: a) is unreachable or unresponsive to notification or attempted notification; or b) declines or cannot accept, receive or use the prize or any component of the prize for any reason; or c) does not meet eligibility requirements; or d) has failed to comply with these Official Rules; or e) submits a response after the allocated response by date. If a potential prize winner or a declared prize winner is disqualified from the Giveaway for any reason whatsoever, he or she will be required to forfeit the prize without compensation of any kind. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to modify the notification process. Prize winners must continue to comply with the Official Rules and receiving a prize is contingent upon abiding and accepting the Official Rules and fulfilling all of Sponsor’s or Administrator’s instructions.
- Entrant and Prize Winner Release of Publicity Rights: By entering giveaway or accepting a prize, Entrant and prize winner agree to allow Sponsor and/or a representative acting on Sponsor’s behalf the perpetual right to use Entrant’s and prize winner’s entry, geographical information, videos and/or likeness and comments for Giveaway, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes, at any time or times, by any and all means, devices, processes and technology and in all language and in all media, now known or hereafter invented, contemplated or devised, including, without limitation, the internet, television, film, video cassettes, video discs and other audio-video devices and radio broadcast and print publications for advertising, promotional, regulatory compliance and/or other purposes related to Giveaway without notice to prize winner, without credit and without compensation or obligation except where prohibited by law.
- Compliance to Official Rules: BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT AGREES THAT SUCH ENTRY COMPLIES WITH ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND INSTAGRAM TWITTER FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE’S TERMS OF SERVICE AND RULES (AS APPLICABLE). THE RELEASED PARTIES (DEFINED BELOW) WILL BEAR NO LEGAL LIABILITY REGARDING THE USE OF ANY ENTRY ENTRANT SUBMITS. THE RELEASED PARTIES SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS BY ENTRANT IN THE EVENT IT IS SUBSEQUENTLY DISCOVERED ENTRANT HAS DEPARTED FROM OR NOT FULLY COMPLIED WITH ANY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES. By submission of an entry, Entrant warrants and represents: (i) the entry is Entrant’s sole property; (ii) Entrant has full authority to submit the entry; (iii) the entry does not infringe on any trademark, copyright, privacy or other rights of any other party; and (iv) he or she has met these Giveaway eligibility requirements and unconditionally accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator.
- Release and Limitations of Liability: BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS GIVEAWAY ENTRANTS, PRIZE WINNERS, AGREE TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE AND THEIR PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES (INCLUDING EMOTIONAL DISTRESS), FROM ANY AND ALL CAUSE OF ACTION, LIABILITIES, SUITS, CLAIMS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THIRD PARTY CLAIMS THAT MAY BE MADE AGAINST ENTRANTS AND CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ACCEPTANCE, RECEIPT, POSSESSION OR USE/MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, OR ANY PUBLICITY OR OTHER PUBLIC EXPOSURE OF ENTRANT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS CONCERNING INFRINGEMENT OR INVASION OF ENTRANT’S PRIVACY OR PUBLICITY RIGHTS, OR DEFAMATION, OR ACTS UNDERTAKEN IN PREPARATION FOR, OR PARTICIPATION IN, THE GIVEAWAY AND LOSSES AND/OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, OR PROPERTY ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ANY PRIZE OR RESULTING FROM AWARDING, ACCEPTANCE, NOTIFICATION, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE, LOSS OR MISDIRECTION OF ANY PRIZE OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATING OR INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS GIVEAWAY PROMOTION OR ANY GIVEAWAY PROMOTION OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITIES. ENTRANT ASSUMES LIABILITY FOR INJURIES CAUSED OR CLAIMED TO BE CAUSED BY PARTICIPATING IN THE GIVEAWAY, OR BY THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OF, OR FAILURE TO RECEIVE ANY PRIZE. The Released Parties shall not have any obligation, responsibility or liability, including but not limited to any responsibility to provide compensation or award any prize to Entrants, with regard to: (1) Entries that are forged, falsified or altered or contain inaccurate information or do not comply with or violate these Official Rules; (2) Entries and/or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, unrecorded, damaged, garbled, or misdirected, for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communication devices or transmission lines or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entry materials, loss or otherwise; (3) Electronic communications which are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in an Entrant’s e-mail account to receive e-mail messages; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone or data transmission systems; interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; any error omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the Internet or any technical problem; (4) Any technical or human errors resulting in errors of printing of Giveaway offer, administration of Giveaway, potential prize winner Giveaway notification, announcement of Giveaway prize winner and/or prizes, or any errors of any kind that may result in the selection and notification of a prize winner; (5) Entrants who have committed fraud or deception in entering or participating in the Giveaway or claiming a prize; (6) Any inability of a prize winner to accept the prize in whole or in part for any reason whatsoever; (7) If a prize cannot be awarded to a prize winner due to delays or interruptions due to Acts of God, natural disasters, threats of or actual terrorism, weather, war, fire, labor dispute or strike, civil disturbance, riot, transportation interruption or any similar event or cause beyond the Released Parties reasonable control; (8) Human error, unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate or non-capture or mis-entry of any information and/or of an entry; and (9) Any Entrant, prize winner or any other person for damage to such person’s computer or its contents or mobile device. Entrant, prize winner acknowledge that he or she will release and hold harmless Released Parties from any liabilities and for but not limited to any claims or causes of action based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and the condition and features of a prize. Sponsor reserves the right to correct any errors pertaining to this Giveaway for any reason whatsoever. If for any reason whatsoever the Giveaway (in whole or in part) is not capable of running as planned due to but not limited to, computer virus, worm, bug, tampering, hacking, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties or failures or any other causes which in the sole opinion of Sponsor, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, integrity, fairness, or proper conduct of this Giveaway, the discretion of only the Sponsor, reserves the right to cancel, modify, suspend or terminate the Giveaway and determine prize winner from entries already received or as otherwise deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor.
- Disputes: Except where prohibited, by participating, Entrant, prize winner agrees that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, administration and enforceability of the Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of an Entrant, prize winner and Sponsor shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the state of Colorado without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction and that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of actions arising out of, or connected with the Giveaway, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any Entrant, prize winner be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. By entering the Giveaway, all participants agree to be subject to jurisdiction in the Federal and State courts of Colorado and agree that all disputes relating in any way to this Giveaway must be resolved in the courts of Colorado. Entrants and prize winner agrees not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.
- Severability and Headings: If any provision of these Official Rules is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Official Rules and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Headings are used in these Official Rules solely for convenience of reference and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof.
- Tax Information: The value of a prize may be taxable as income to a prize winner. Prize winner is solely responsible, at his or her own costs, for all matters relating to the prize, including but not limited to, all federal, state and local taxes. It is the sole responsibility of the prize winner to seek independent counsel regarding tax implications.
- Winners List: To obtain the prize winner list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Universal Promotions, Inc., 980 Walnut Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15234; Attn: Ibotta’s $500 Stories Giveaway Winners List. Requests must be received by July 15, 2018.
- Official Rules: For a copy of Official Rules visit https://help.ibotta.com/hc/en-us. If any discrepancy or inconsistency between the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and disclosures or other statements contained in any Giveaway-related materials, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.