No Purchase or Mobile Usage Necessary to Participate or Win.
Eligibility: The MasterCard #LoveThisCity Twitter Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older as of 8/20/13 & who have a Twitter account. Employees & their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, & siblings & their respective spouses) & those living in the same household of either: MasterCard International Incorporated (“Sponsor”) or Project Support Team, Inc. (“P/S/T”), or any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, advertising/promotion agencies or successors & assigns (“Affiliates”) are not eligible to enter or win. Such ineligible persons & the Sponsor, P/S/T & their Affiliates are collectively referred to herein as “Released Parties”. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited.
Promotion Period: Promotion begins at 1:00:01PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 8/20/13 & ends at 11:59:59PM ET on 8/26/13 (“Promotion Period”).
To Enter: 1) Follow @Priceless: Entrants who do not currently follow The Priceless Twitter Feed (“@Priceless”) may do so as follows: a) Visit www.twitter.com & login to your Twitter account. If you do not have a Twitter account you may sign-up for free by visiting www.twitter.com & following the enrollment instructions; & b) Visit www.twitter.com/priceless or, from your Twitter home page, click on the “Find People” tab & perform a search for “Priceless” & click on the “Follow” button corresponding to the official @Priceless channel to become a Follower. 2) Retweet: @Priceless will release an official Sweepstakes Tweet(s) (“Sweepstakes Tweet”) to its Twitter Followers during the Promotion Period. Followers who Retweet the Sweepstakes Tweet (“Reply”) during the Promotion Period according to the instructions provided will receive (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Each Reply must maintain the Sweepstakes Tweet hashtag #LoveThisCity, & conform to Twitter’s (140) character limitation including the hashtag. Replies that do not follow the above format may be discarded or ignored. You may visit www.twitter.com & enter the Sweepstakes via your mobile device and/or computer. See note below regarding mobile participation considerations.
Limit (1) entry per person or Twitter account per day, for a maximum of (7) total entries for the duration of the Promotion Period. If an entrant submits more than the stated number of entries permitted, or if the Sponsor suspects that an entrant attempted to obtain additional entries by using multiple email addresses, accounts, identities or any other method, that entrant may be disqualified & any prize won may be forfeited at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Incomplete Replies, Replies submitted without required hashtag, Replies received after the Promotion Period deadline, and/or Replies which may contain obscene, offensive, or any images or language communicating messages inconsistent with the positive images to which Sponsor wishes to associate will be void. All entries must comply with applicable Twitter Terms of Service & Twitter Rules available at www.twitter.com. Standard text messaging and/or data rates apply to entrants who submit entries or opt to receive Sponsor’s Tweets via a wireless mobile device. Wireless service providers (“provider”) may charge for airtime for each message sent & received. Call provider for pricing & service plan before mobile device participation. To participate without using your mobile device, deactivate your mobile phone from your Twitter account & enter via a computer. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, delayed, garbled, damaged, inaccurate or undelivered Tweets, Twitter follow requests, Replies, direct messages, emails or entries, or for telephonic, human or computer failures, problems or errors, interruptions in service, whether Twitter or otherwise, due to system upgrades, repairs, modifications or other causes, failures or malfunctions of connections, satellite, network, cable, Internet Service Provider (ISP), phones, phone lines or telephone systems, traffic congestion on the internet, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other malfunctions or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming, human error or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of direct messages, Tweets, emails or entries, the announcement of the prize, the cancellation or postponement of the Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes, or for printing, typographical, human or other errors appearing in these Official Rules or other Sweepstakes-related materials.
Winner Selection: Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period on/or about 8/27/13. Drawing will be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decisions are final & binding in all Sweepstakes matters. Winner will contacted via Direct Message (unless otherwise noted) & will be required to respond as instructed via Direct Message within (4) hours of issuance of notification or other time period to be designated by Sponsor & provide their contact information including, but not limited to, the following: First & Last Name, Email Address, Street Address (no P.O. Boxes), City, State, Zip Code, & Phone. Sponsor shall have the right to announce the Winner on its Priceless Twitter Feed, in its sole discretion. Winner will further be required to execute & return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release within (3) days of issuance of notification. Winner may also be required to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility & ensure that the use of any such person in advertising or publicity will not bring Sponsor or Released Parties into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor or Released Parties as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing or failure to respond within the designated timeframe may result in disqualification & awarding of prize to an alternate winner. If any prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or winner fails to return requisite prize notification within the designated timeframe, winner will be disqualified & an alternate winner may be selected. In the case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the Authorized Account Holder of the Twitter account used to enter, as applicable, will be deemed to be the entrant. Authorized Account Holder is defined as the person who is assigned to the Twitter account by www.twitter.com. Odds of winning will depend on number of eligible entries received.
(1) Grand Prize: A total of (1) Grand Prize will be awarded, consisting of a $5,000 MasterCard Prepaid Card (Approximate Retail Value “ARV”=$5,000). MasterCard Prepaid Card restrictions may apply. Details not specifically set forth herein are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Federal, state, & local taxes & all other expenses not specified herein are solely winner’s responsibility.
Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of prize (or portion thereof) except by Sponsor at its sole discretion due to prize unavailability or causes otherwise determined solely by Sponsor, & then for a prize (or applicable portion thereof) of equal or greater value. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules, agree that Sponsor will contact them via Twitter (Direct Message and/or on the Priceless Twitter Feed), phone, email, and/or mail, if a potential winner, & further agree that: 1) Released Parties & their designees & assigns shall have the right & permission to use (unless prohibited by law) their name, Twitter handle, voice, city/state of residence, biographical information, photograph, and/or likeness for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format, online or offline, now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission, or notification; & 2) Released Parties & their designees & assigns & all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives & agents shall have no liability & will be held harmless for any liability, loss, injury or death to entrant or any other person, including, without limitation, damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prize (including any prize activity related thereto) or participation in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any & all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweepstakes & to modify, suspend, and/or terminate this Sweepstakes (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 Sweepstakes &, in the case of termination, at its discretion, select the winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event that required such termination. CAUTION: Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal & civil laws & should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and/or other remedies from any such person(s) responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Winners List: For winner’s name, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 9/30/13 to: MasterCard #LoveThisCity Twitter Sweepstakes Winner, P.O. Box 13198, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3198.
MasterCard, Priceless, and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.
Sponsor: MasterCard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577
Promoter: Project Support Team, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel, CT 06801/www.ProjectSupportTeam.com