“Back to School” Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
The “Back to School” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended only for legal United States residents in all states (excluding Vermont; including the District of Columbia), and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. law. Do not enter this Sweepstakes if you are not located in the U.S. at the time of entry or if you reside in the U. S. within the state of Vermont.
SPONSORS/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Unirush, LLC, P.O. Box 42482, Cincinnati, OH 45242 and Green Dot Corporation, P.O. Box 5100, Pasadena, CA 91117 (the “Sponsors”) and administered by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co., Inc., 300 State St. Suite 402 Rochester, NY 14614 (the “Administrator”).
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open and offered only to legal residents of all states of the United States (excluding Vermont; including the District of Columbia), who have reached the legal age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry (the “Entrants”). Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsors, the Administrator, MetaBank®, Visa® U.S.A. Inc., Visa International Service Association, and any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, franchisees, licensees, distributors, suppliers, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising/promotion agencies and members of the immediate family (mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each such employee, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate. Void outside of the United States, in the state of Vermont, in Puerto Rico, and where prohibited or restricted by law. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, “Qualifying Card” shall include RushCards, Green Dot branded Reloadable Prepaid Visa or Mastercard® cards, Green Dot 5% Cash Back Visa Debit Card, GoBank branded Visa or Mastercard debit cards, Uber Visa Debit card from GoBank, 1199 SEIU prepaid card, SEIU prepaid card, OneMain prepaid card and Walmart MoneyCard Prepaid Cards obtained from a tax preparer location. Qualifying Card shall not include Turbo Prepaid Account Now Prepaid Cards, Achieve Prepaid Cards, Walmart MoneyCard, Prepaid cards not obtained from a tax preparer location, Green Dot Prepaid cards obtained in Puerto Rico, and Green Dot Load & Go Prepaid Card.
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winning a Prize (as described below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 2, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on October 7, 2018 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes Period will be separated into the following entry periods (each, an “Entry Period”):
|Start Date at 12:00:01 a.m. ET||End Date at 11:59:59 p.m. ET||Mail-In Postmark By Date||Mail-In Receive By Date|
|Entry Period #1||7/2/2018||7/31/2018||7/31/2018||8/7/2018|
|Entry Period #2||8/1/2018||8/31/2018||8/31/2018||9/7/2018|
|Entry Period #3||9/1/2018||9/30/2018||9/30/2018||10/8/2018|
|Grand Prize Entry Period||
The Sponsors’ database is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period:
- Direct Deposit – Receive a payroll or government benefits Direct Deposit of at least $100 between July 2 and October 7 to a Qualifying Card to receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry (a “Direct Deposit Entry”). Each eligible Direct Deposit of $100 or more is another entry to win the cash prize for that Entry Period. Your Direct Deposit Entry will be entered into the Entry Period random drawing corresponding to the date the Direct Deposit is deposited and the Grand Prize drawing. To get a RushCard card, visit RushCard.com and complete the online application. To get a Green Dot card, visit www.GreenDot.com and complete the online application.
- By Mail (“AMOE”) – To enter without a Qualifying Card or eligible Direct Deposit, print your full name, complete mailing address, phone number, and email address on a 3”x5” card and mail with proper postage to: “Back to School” Sweepstakes, PO Box 455 Macedon, NY 14502 to receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry (an “AMOE Entry”). Your AMOE Entry will be deposited into the Entry Period random drawing corresponding to the date in which your entry is postmarked and the Grand Prize drawing. LIMIT ONE (1) MAIL ENTRY PER ENVELOPE.
Limit of ten (10) entries per Entrant per Entry Period (except for the Grand Prize Entry Period which has a limit of forty (40) entries per Entrant), regardless of method of entry (limit of forty (40) total entries per Entrant during the Sweepstakes Period). To be valid, each entry must provide all requested information. Each valid entry qualifies the Entrant for both a chance to win the Prize associated with the Entry Period when the entry was received and a chance to win the Grand Prize. Non-winning entries will not roll over to subsequent Entry Period random drawings, if any, however all non-winning entries will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for: lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due mailed entries. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. By participating, you consent for Sponsors to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and for other purposes as set forth below.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Sweepstakes is impaired or incapable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to (i) infection by computer virus, bugs, (ii) tampering, unauthorized intervention, (iii) fraud, (iv) technical failures, or (v) any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsors which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsors reserve the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Prizes (defined below) using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. Sponsors reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; or acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Failure by the Sponsors to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION: As consideration for entering the Sweepstakes, all Entrants agree to RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the Sponsors, the Administrator, and each of their respective direct and indirect affiliates, divisions, parent and subsidiary companies, officers, employees, shareholders, representatives, members, directors, owners, agents, insurers, attorneys, predecessors, successors, and assigns thereof (collectively, the Released Parties), from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, any claim that the act or omission complained of was caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.
Additionally, as consideration for entering the Sweepstakes, all Entrants agree to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND the Released Parties in any action or proceeding from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the Sweepstakes or for their failure to comply with the terms of the above release provision. This agreement to indemnify, hold harmless and defend applies even if the act or omission complained of was allegedly caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.
Furthermore, Sweepstakes Entrant expressly waives and relinquishes all rights and benefits afforded by Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California, and does so understanding and acknowledging the significance and consequence of such specific waiver of Section 1542. Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California states:
“A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
Thus, notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1542, and for the purpose of implementing a full and complete release and discharge of the Released Parties, Entrant expressly acknowledges that this release is intended to include, in its effect, without limitation, all claims which Entrant does not know or suspect to exist in Entrant’s favor at the time of execution hereof, and that this release contemplates the extinguishment of any such claim or claims. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that this general release is specifically intended to be as broad and comprehensive as permitted by California law.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: The potential Prize Winners will be selected in four (4) random drawings (one (1) drawing per Entry Period) from among all eligible entries received by the Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding. The Entry Period Prize drawings will be conducted on or about the August 7, 2018, September 7, 2018, October 8, 2018, and October 15, 2018. The Grand Prize Entry Period drawing will be conducted on or about October 15, 2018. Odds of winning an Entry Period Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period in question. Odds of winning a Grand Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. The potential Prize Winners will each be contacted by the Sponsors via phone or email. The potential Grand Prize Winners will each be contacted by the Sponsor or Administrator via phone or email.
PRIZES & PRIZE CONDITIONS: There will be three hundred and five (305) Prizes awarded. Prizes are as follows:
|Entry Period #1||Qualifying Card load||$50||100||$5,000|
|Entry Period #2||Qualifying Card load||$50||100||$5,000|
|Entry Period #3||Qualifying Card load||$50||100||$5,000|
|Grand Prize Entry Period||Qualifying Card load||$1,000||5||$5,000|
|Total Prize Pool||$20,000|
If a Prize Winner has an open Qualifying Card in good standing, the Prize will be awarded as a Qualifying Card load. If a Prize Winner does not have an open Qualifying Card in good standing, the Prize will be awarded as a check made out to such Prize Winner. All other expenses associated with Prize acceptance or usage not specifically mentioned herein are the responsibility of the Winners. All decisions by Sponsors as to Prize Winners and Prizes are final. No substitution, assignment or transfer of the Prize is permitted, except by Sponsors, who reserve the right to substitute the Prize with another of equal or greater value.
By accepting a Prize, the Winners agree to release and hold harmless the Released Parties, each of their related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, and agents from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the Prize. The potential Grand Prize Winners must each sign and return to the Administrator, within five (5) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release in order to claim his/her Prize. Note: The Affidavit sent to a potential Grand Prize Winner will require that the Winner provide their Social Security Number to the Administrator, which will be used solely for tax reporting purposes. The Prize Winners will each be responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes associated with the receipt of the Prize. The Grand Prize Winners must note that the value of their accepted Prize is taxable as income and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Winner for the value of their Prize. All Winners are solely responsible for all matters relating to the Prize after it is awarded. If a Prize or Prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential Winner, if a potential Winner cannot be reached within two (2) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or if a potential Grand Prize Winner fails to return requisite document(s) within the specified time period, or if a potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate Winner may be selected for the Prize at issue.
By accepting a Prize, where permitted by law, the Winners grant to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsors and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsors’ request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time their full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE. By participating, Entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize. The Winners also acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize.
DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that i) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any Prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; ii) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorney fees and iii) Under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrants and Sponsors or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with United States law. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts of Ohio or California (Sponsors’ discretion), and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. 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 be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
SEVERABILITY: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed as if the invalid or unenforceable provision were not contained herein.
MISCELLANEOUS: These Official Rules contain the full and complete understanding with respect to the Sweepstakes and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations and understandings, whether oral or written. The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of these Official Rules, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof. No amendment to, or waiver of, any provision of these Official Rules shall be effective unless in writing and signed by both Sponsors and Administrator. The waiver by Sponsors or Administrator of any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any other provision herein. The rights and obligations hereunder may not be assigned by Entrant, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Sponsors, and any attempted assignment in violation of the foregoing shall be null and void. These Official Rules shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the permitted successors and assigns of Sponsors, Administrator, and Entrant.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name, city and state of residence of each Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by November 30, 2018, to: ASC/RushCard/GD “Back to School” Sweepstakes Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.
The Prepaid Visa RushCard is issued by MetaBank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and is only available to residents of the United States (except Vermont) with a valid Social Security number. This card can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. MetaBank and Visa are not the sponsors of this optional Sweepstakes and have no responsibility for the administration thereof. Card may have fees that reduce winnings. Funds do not expire.
The Green Dot Visa Card is issued by Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. The Green Dot Mastercard is issued by Green Dot Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Mastercard International Incorporated. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.