CONNECTED FOR LIFE SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR TEXT MESSAGE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS AND A VALID E-MAIL ACCOUNT REQUIRED. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT REQUIRED. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES. ONLY OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 18 YEARS OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
The Connected for Life Sweepstakes ("Promotion" or "Sweepstakes") begins August 23, 2013 at 12:00:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time ("MST") and ends October 3, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. MST ("Promotion Period").
1. HOW TO ENTER:
There are two ways to enter. Beginning 12:00:00 a.m. (MST) on 8/23/13, (a) visit www.NCM.com/sprint and follow the links and instructions to submit your online Sweepstakes entry into the Connected for Life Sweepstakes; or (b) you may also enter by text message by texting "4LIFE" to the short code "878787". You will receive a return text message with instructions to complete the submission of your entry. Completing your entry will require you to send a second text message. To enter the Sweepstakes by text message, you must have a mobile phone with 2-way messaging capabilities. By entering using this method, you consent to receive text messages from Sponsor related to this Sweepstakes. For help, text "HELP" to the short code provided; to cease receiving messages, text "STOP" to the short code. Text messaging and data rates may apply to each message sent or received. (Such charges may apply regardless of whether individual is successful in using text message functionality to enter Sweepstakes.) Check your mobile plan for rates/details. Participation by text may not be possible on some carriers or in certain areas. Participants in the Promotion will be required to provide full name and a valid e-mail address. In addition, online entrants will be required to provide a daytime phone number. Completing and submitting a Sweepstakes entry by either text or online are the only means of participating in the Promotion. Receipt of entries may be acknowledged; but such acknowledgement does not constitute any representation by Sponsor as to Sweepstakes eligibility. Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (MST) on 10/3/13. Limit one (1) entry per person/mobile phone number/e-mail address per day (12:00:00 a.m. MST - 11:59:59 p.m. MST), regardless of method of entry. If more than one (1) daily entry is received by a person, mobile phone number or email address, all entries for that day will be void and such person may be disqualified. Use of any automated program or like means to violate the entry conditions (including the entry limit) will void all that entrant's entries and that entrant will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute as to identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address or mobile phone number (as applicable) used to enter will be deemed the entrant. The "authorized account holder" of an e-mail address is the natural person assigned this e-mail address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The "authorized account holder" of a mobile phone number is the natural person assigned this phone number by the mobile carrier/service provider.
Promotion open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Washington, D.C. who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Employees of National CineMedia, LLC and Sprint Communications Company, L.P. (collectively, the “Sponsor” ), Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc., their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and prize providers (“Sweepstakes Entities”) and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each whether related or not are not eligible to enter or win.
3. SELECTION OF WINNERS:
Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Drawing will be conducted on or about the third business day following the entry deadline by Berlin Productions, Inc., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding. Potential winners will be notified by e-mail and/or telephone, in Sponsor's sole discretion. Potential Grand Prize winner (or parent/legal guardian if potential Grand Prize winner is deemed a minor in his/her legal state of residence) will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, Prize Acceptance Form and, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release within three (3) days of first notification. Potential Grand Prize winner (or parent or legal guardian if winner is a minor) agrees that an electronic signature shall have the same legal force and effect as signing these documents by hand. Noncompliance within this time period or return of prize/prize notification as undeliverable for any prize may result in disqualification without further notice and an alternate winner selected from among all remaining eligible entries received. Odds of winning a prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
4. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:
Grand Prize (1): The Grand Prize, "Movies For Life", consists of 600 movie tickets, computed as the equivalent of one movie ticket per month for 50 years. Movie tickets are from a participating theatre near the winner's residence (participating theatre circuits include AMC Entertainment, Inc, Cinemark Holdings, Inc, and Regal Entertainment Group). Tickets are subject to terms and conditions of use as published or indicated thereon. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize (based on current average ticket prices in the U.S.): $4,680. First Prize (25): A DVD of the movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. ARV: $19.99 each. Note: Second Prizes will be awarded only after the general public release of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 DVD. No prize substitutions or cash redemptions allowed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor will determine, in its sole discretion, the timing of awarding prize tickets to Grand Prize winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or any element of a prize for a prize or element of equal or greater value if prize as stated is unavailable for any reason. All federal, state and local tax liabilities, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. The Grand Prize winner will be issued a 1099 Tax Form for the value of the prize. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. No portion of prize may be sold, bartered or exchanged by prize winner. Prize will be awarded without any warranty from Sponsor of any kind. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use winner’s name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade in connection with the Sweepstakes without further compensation, including on a winners list, unless prohibited by law. Limit one First Prize per person/family/household. Total ARV of all prizes: $5,179.75.
5. GENERAL RULES:
All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant (parent or legal guardian if entrant is a minor) agrees: (i) to be bound by these Official Rules and by all applicable laws and decisions of Sponsor which shall be binding and final; (ii) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules; (iii) to waive all of his/her rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against any of the Sweepstakes Entities in connection with the Sweepstakes; and (iv) to forever and irrevocably release, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless each of the Sweepstakes Entities and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively the “Releasees”), from any liability (including, but not limited to, liability for defamation, libel, slander, invasion of privacy, infringement of publicity or any intellectual property rights, any property loss, damage, personal injury, bodily injury, death, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity, and any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages of any kind even if the Releasees have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages), costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys’ fees) that may arise in connection with: (a) the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, any Sweepstakes-related activity or element thereof, and the entrant’s entry, participation or inability to participate in the Sweepstakes, (b) the violation of any third party privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights, (c) typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Sweepstakes promotional materials, (d) acceptance, attendance at, participation in, possession, travel related to, defects in, delivery of, use, misuse or inability to use prize (or any component thereof), (e) any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, business or creative considerations, or due to reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, (f) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Sweepstakes Entities, or any of their agents or employees, (g) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof) or (h) the collection, use and/or sharing of entrant’s personally identifiable information by Sponsor or its designees. Winner (or parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor) assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of prize. All prizes are provided as-is without warranty of any kind. Entrants (or parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor) agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Releasees and Facebook, Inc. from and against any and all liability and damages. By participating in this Promotion, entrants (or parent/legal guardian if entrant is a minor) agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the Sponsor and judges’ decisions which are final and binding. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize winners. NOTICE TO ENTRANTS: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Releasees are not responsible for faulty, incorrect or mistranscribed phone or email transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind including any injury or damage to any person's computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from participating in or experiencing any materials in connection with the Promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer or phone transmission that may limit a user's ability to participate in the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Promotion if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the program; or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration or security of the program as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor will make the prize available to be won in a manner determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on www.NCM.com/sprint. Any damages to the Sweepstakes site by a participant will be the responsibility of the authorized e-mail account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. Proof of submitting entries will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any entries which are suspected of being fraudulent (including those using robotic, automatic, programmed or similar methods of participation) will be disqualified, based on determinations made solely by Sponsor and its agency. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected or if the account holder fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules.
7. WINNER’S LIST:
For the first name, last initial and state of Grand Prize winner, send an email with Subject Line: “Connected for Life Sweepstakes" to WinnersList@berlinproductions.com. Requests must be received by 5:00:00 p.m. MST, October 4, 2013.
Sweepstakes, including construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be (1) governed by the laws of the State of Colorado without regard to choice of law or conflict of law principles (whether of the State of Colorado or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Colorado; (2) any dispute, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with the Sweepstakes or the award of the prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and brought exclusively in a federal or state court in Arapahoe County, Colorado; (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (4) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any), and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
9. NO INJUNCTIVE RELIEF:
EACH ENTRANT (PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN IF A MINOR) UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT HE/SHE SHALL HAVE NO RIGHT TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, DISTRIBUTION OR EXPLOITATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES. SPONSORED BY: National CineMedia, LLC, 9110 E. Nichols Ave., Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80112 and Sprint Communications Company, L/P., 6391 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park , KS 66251-4300. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. and its parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are not responsible for the promotion, administration or execution of this Sweepstakes. © 2013 National CineMedia, LLC. All rights reserved. © 2013 Sprint. All rights reserved.