Terms and Conditions - Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR DONATION DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The Game may only be entered in or from the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), and any other countries listed on the applicable Game Microsite, if any. Entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible to win the Grand Prize. The Game is governed exclusively by the laws of the jurisdictions in which entry is permitted. All donations are final and nonrefundable.  

Eligibility.

Participants ("Players") in any 15SOF Charity game (each, a "Game") can only be legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), and any other countries listed on the applicable Game section of the Site (the "Game Microsite), if any, who are 18 (or for Canadian residents the age of majority in province of residence) years of age or older. Void in Quebec, outside of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, Canada and where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, and any senior employees, or other employees of any one or more of Sponsor's "talent" partners (each, a "Talent Partner"), Charity Partner (defined below) or Brand Partner (defined below, and together with any Talent Partner and/or Charity Partner, collectively, the "Partners") involved in a particular Game (if any) any of their respective affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies used by Sponsor in connection with such Game, or manufacturers or distributors of promotion materials or prizes offered for any particular Game ("Prizes"), or any of their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) and/or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to participate. All applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.

  • How to Enter.

Each Game will have a starting date and time and ending date and time (the "Eligibility Period") as specified in the applicable Game Microsite. Players will automatically have a chance to win the applicable Game Prize when they make a donation to the applicable charity associated with a particular experience (the "Charity Partner"). Players can participate in a Game through the Game Microsite on the Site or by receiving a free Play as indicated on the Site, in each case, as follows:

    • (a) Game Microsite Entry:

On the Site, simply make a donation to the applicable charity, up to the Play Limit for each day (defined below) (each, a "Donation"). For each Donation, you will also receive a certain amount of Plays or Entries. In connection with each Play and Donation, you may also receive your choice (if applicable) of the applicable Brand Partner's offers for the particular Game or other appropriate goods or services (each, an "Offer"). Donations can be made using American Express, Visa, Discover or MasterCard, PayPal or any other payment methods specified on the Game Microsite. Up to 100% of each Donation (less applicable transaction processing costs charged by the payment vendors] amount will go the Charity Partner. The specifics of each Offer, and the dollar amount going to the Charity Partner for each Donation, will be set forth on the Game Microsite for the applicable Game, and Players may also receive the equivalent amount or more in value for each Donation in connection with the applicable Offer. Brand Partner's offers for the particular Game or other appropriate goods or services may take up to 4-6 weeks to be delivered after completion of the Game.

    • (b) Free Entry:

Players may also play for free by following the free method of entry specified on the Site. You will receive one Play for each separate entry, up to the Play Limit, for each Game. You can enter for free in this manner as many times as you want, up to the Play Limit.

Entries made through any robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar entry duplication method are ineligible and will be disqualified.  Regardless of how you enter, including by Donation, the maximum number of entries for any one person is restricted to 100,000 per person per campaign. By submitting a Play, Players fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Game.

Entrants are limited to the max number of plays offered in each experience during the Eligibility Period for each Game, regardless of the method of entry (the "Play Limit"). No automated entry devices, bots and/or other programs and/or software are permitted for entry. Delivery of certain Prizes may require a street address (no P.O. Boxes) located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia or Canada (excluding Quebec). Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries or Plays, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human or electronic. Only fully completed Plays/entries are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

  • Winner Selection/Notification/Odds.

The winner of any particular Game will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received (the "Winner"). The drawing will take place within 24 hours of the end of the applicable Eligibility Period for the applicable Game. The drawing and awarding of the Prize will be conducted by Sponsor. The Winner will be notified by telephone call or email. Confirmation of the identity of the Winner will be undertaken by Sponsor, by whatever means Sponsor shall deem appropriate. If the Winner is a Canadian resident, he/she will be required to correctly answer a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question in order to be declared the Winner. If the Winner rejects the Prize, or is otherwise ineligible to receive the Prize, or fails to comply with these Official Rules, another Winner will be chosen in a subsequent random drawing, assuming time permits given the dates and times of the applicable Prize. If for any reason a Winner chooses to reject any portion of any prize, Sponsor shall have no obligation to award the rejected or unclaimed portion of any Prize to an alternate winner.

The Winner and the Winner’s Guest(s) must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In order to receive the Prize, Winner and the Winner’s Guest (s) must sign and return to Sponsor, within 24 hours of initial notification or the timeframe indicated in the official winner notification email (this may vary depending on the experience) an affidavit/declaration of eligibility and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited by law), or any other document necessary to confirm Winner's eligibility, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check on the potential Winners and, if any Prize includes participation by one or more of Winner's guests or family members ("Winner's Guest(s)"), the Winner's Guest(s), and reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any potential winner or Winner's Guest(s) based on the results of such background check, if the Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that awarding the Prize to such Winner or Winner's Guest(s) might reflect negatively on Sponsor or its Partners, put Sponsor or its Partners in danger or may impede Winner or Winner's Guest(s) entry into a destination country. Factors that could result in disqualification as a Winner or Winner's Guest(s) include, without limitation, having been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, being delinquent on a government-ordered payment, such as child support, spousal support, alimony, tax payments, etc., or any other criminal or civil offense determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Where necessary to fulfill this requirement in any jurisdiction, Winner and/or Guests must provide authorization and/or complete any forms reasonable required to facilitate such background check. If any Winner cannot be contacted within 24 hours after the first attempt to contact him/her, or if he/she fails to sign and return the required documentation within the required time period, an alternate Player will be selected in his/her place by random drawing. This process will continue until a valid Winner is found that complies with all the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, assuming time permits given the dates and times of the applicable Prize.

Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible Plays received.

  • Prizes.

The Winner will receive the Prize specified on the Game Microsite. No substitutions or cash redemptions, except in the case of unavailability of the Prize, where Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Certain types of Prizes may have restrictions or limitations as follows:

    • (a) Prizes That Include a Travel Component:
      • (i) Each trip includes round-trip coach airfare from major gateway airport nearest winner's residence, and double occupancy hotel accommodations, unless specified otherwise on the Game Microsite. Actual retail value of any trip Prize will depend on the Winner's place of residence and the difference between the approximate retail value and the actual retail value will not be awarded. Winner and Winner's Guest(s), if applicable, must travel on the same itinerary. Does not include meals, transfers, ground transportation, gratuities or any other expenses not specifically listed on the Game Microsite. Travel and accommodations subject to availability; certain additional restrictions and blackout dates may apply. If specific dates are indicated for travel, and Winner cannot travel on those specified dates, Prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate. Winner and Winner's Guest(s), if applicable, are responsible for all required travel documentation and identification including, without limitation and as applicable, any passport or visa, as well as meeting any other requirements for entry into the applicable destination. Winner's Guest(s), if applicable, must also sign a release before ticketing. Winner's Guest(s) must be over the age of majority in the state, province or territory in which s/he resides or the Winner who accompanies them must be their parent or legal guardian. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to Winner's proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for round-trip air travel at Sponsors' sole discretion.
      • (ii) For any Prize that includes a cruise, the cruise is subject to availability, excludes holiday and inaugural sailings and must be taken during value and economy seasons only as determined by cruise ship's standard definition. Port charges, departure taxes, ground transfers, gratuities, shore excursions, onboard expenses or any other expenses not specifically listed on the Game Microsite are not included. Cabin assignment will be best available at time of sailing excluding deluxe cabins and suites. Cruise will depart from the location indicated on the Game Microsite.
    • (b) Prizes That Include Winning an Automobile: Sales tax, destination charges, freight, delivery, dealer prep, additional equipment, licensing, registration, insurance, title and all other expenses on the receipt and use of the prize vehicle are the sole responsibility of the Winner. The Winner of the prize vehicle is not eligible for any cash rebate programs. Interior/exterior colors of the vehicle will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Winner must have a valid driver's license proof of insurance to take delivery of prize vehicle and must take delivery of the vehicle at a dealership to be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Winner of vehicle prize agrees that neither Sponsor nor the vehicle manufacturer has made nor is responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize vehicle, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness, except the prize vehicle does include the manufacturer's standard vehicle limited warranty as set forth in the vehicle's Owner's Guide. If the Prize is a lease of an automobile, Winner will be responsible for complying with the standard provisions of the applicable vehicle lease and shall be responsible for excess wear/use and mileage in excess of the miles specified in such lease at a cost per additional mile/km as set forth in such lease.
    • (c) Prizes That Include Attending an Event: Tickets and seating are subject to availability. In the case the event is delayed or rescheduled for any reason, tickets for the delayed or rescheduled event may be provided in the sole discretion of Sponsor. In the case the event is cancelled for any reason, the remainder of the Prize, if any, will be awarded without the scheduled event. In the case of cancellation, Sponsor otherwise may substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Winner's Guest(s) must be 18 or older or the Winner who accompanies them must be their parent or legal guardian.
    • (d) Prizes That Include Meeting or Greeting any Person: Meet and greet portion of prize is subject to availability. In the case of unavailability, the remainder of the Prize, if any, will be awarded without the meet and greet portion.
    • (e) Prizes That Involve Participating in a Physical Event: Sponsor and/or event coordinators reserve the right to decline participation in the event to any Winner or Winner's Guest(s), if applicable, if it is deemed that individual is unfit, in an unsafe condition, acting in an unsafe matter, fails to meet the requirements of that particular component of the event (which may include, without limitation, height/weight restrictions or restrictions based on the health of the participant) or for any other reason as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor may require Winner and Winner's Guest(s), if applicable, to be examined by a doctor or other appropriate medical professional prior to participation in the event.
    • (f) Other Restrictions: Prizes are non-transferrable and non-sellable, except at Sponsor's option, acting in its sole discretion. Any other restrictions that apply to a Prize for any Game will be set forth in the applicable Game Microsite. If Winner is under the age of majority in their state or province of residence, the applicable Prize will be awarded to the Winner's parent or legal guardian, and all applicable prize documents must be signed by the Winner's parent or legal guardian prior to award of Prize.
  • General Conditions

All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of Winner, and Winner acknowledges that the value of the Prize may be considered taxable income in some jurisdictions. If indicated on the Game Microsite, in addition to the Prize, the Winner will receive a single cash payment in the form of a corporate check which is intended to assist with any federal, state, or other tax obligations related to the Prize (the "Tax Gross-Up Payment"). The amount of Tax Gross-Up Payment will be computed based upon the actual retail value of the Prize and assuming each the Winner's combined tax rate for all federal, state and other tax obligations related to the Prize is 34%, but in no event will the Tax Gross-Up Payment exceed the amount specified on the Game Microsite. The Tax Gross-Up Payment may not be sufficient to cover the Winner's entire tax liability related to winning the Prize. The Winner is otherwise solely responsible for the payment of taxes to the relevant taxing authorities for all federal, state and local income taxes and any other taxes associated with the Prize and the related Tax Gross-Up Payment. Sponsor will comply with all tax reporting requirements. For US residents, a Form 1099 will be sent to the IRS (with a copy to the Winner) to report the combined value of the Prize and, if applicable, the Tax Gross-Up Payment, all of which is fully includible in the Winner's taxable income. Participation in the Game and acceptance of the Prize constitutes Winner's permission for Sponsor to use his/her name, address (city and state/province/territory), likeness, photograph, picture, portrait, voice, biographical information and/or any statements made by Winner (including as paraphrased) regarding the Game or Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation, in any media now known or hereafter developed (including posting Winner's name on the Internet), except where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants, Winner and Winner's Guest(s), agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its Partners, advertising and promotion agencies involved with the Game, Facebook, Twitter, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in the Game, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of the Prize, or participation in any Game-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy or Prize delivery. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with the Game in any way shall be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical, technological, human or other errors in these Official Rules, in the administration of the Game, in the announcement of the Prize, and/or in any advertising or other associated promotional materials in connection with the Game.

In case of dispute as to the identity of any Player, the Play will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at time of registration. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Sponsor may ask any Winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the Authorized Account Holder of the email address associated with the winning Play. Any attempted form of participation in the Game, other than the methods stated, is prohibited; no automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of participation or Play are permitted. Sponsor, its affiliates, partners and promotion and advertising agencies are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, electronic, network, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, errors in transmission, lost or unavailable network connections, telephone connections, wireless phone connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of registration or Play information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed transmissions which may limit or restrict an entrant's ability to participate in the Game, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's phone, or computer, or other matter relating to or resulting from participating in the Game or downloading any materials in the Game.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend a Game should (in its sole discretion) any virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Game. Sponsor is not responsible for cheating or fraud by any Players. If cheating or fraud corrupts, or is suspected by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to corrupt the fairness or integrity of the Game, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel the affected Game and begin another Game, in which the Prize will be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds or suspects, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the Play process or the operation of the Game and/or any associated web site or mobile site. Sponsor may void a Player's Plays without refund and prohibit the Player from participating in the Game (and future promotions) or winning the Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines or suspects that said Player is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Game by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including but not limited to the use of automated entry programs), or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. Any Player found to be violating these Official Rules may be prohibited from participating in current and future Games, in Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GAME MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  • Disputes.

Under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and each hereby waives, all rights to claim punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages, and/or any other damages, including attorney's fees or other such related costs of pursuing a claim. By entering, each entrant agrees that he Game is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York.  All donations are final and nonrefundable. 

  • Use of Data.

Sponsor will be collecting personal data about Players in accordance with its privacy policy, available at Privacy

By participating in the Promotion, Players hereby agree to Sponsor's collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor's privacy policy. The Promotion and Game are hosted on servers in the United States, and the personal information entrants provide may therefore also be subject to the laws of the United States

  • Winner's Name.

To obtain the name of the winning Player for any Game, send a self-addressed, postage stamped envelope no later than thirty (30) days after the applicable Game end date to: 15 Seconds of Fame Live, LLC / 15SOF Charity, [Specify Game Number or Name], 212 Marine Street, Suite 100, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Canadian residents may omit return postage. Winning Players will also be posted on the Site.

  • Sponsor.

15 Seconds of Fame Live, LLC, dba 15SOF Charity (“Sponsor”), 212 Marine Street, Suite 100, Santa Monica, CA 90405.  THIS PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK OR TWITTER.

  • Rules were last updated on October 28, 2021