Ebates Sweepstakes



ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, 18 or older. Employees of Ebates Inc. (“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of such individuals are not eligible to enter or win. Entrants must be Ebates account holders, which is free. Go to http://www.ebates.com/ and join independently following the instructions to create an account. Entrants will be required to agree to and comply with the Ebates Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy to create an account. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, the Ebates Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, and the decisions of Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

TO ENTER: Between 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on 2/03/17 and 11:59 p.m. PT on 2/28/17 (“Sweepstakes Period”), visit https://www.ebates.com/blog/show-your-love-sweepstakes-2017/ (“Website”) and follow the directions to complete the entry form and upload your video (“Website Entry”). Limit one (1) Website Entry per entrant. Upon submission of the Website Entry, entrant shall be eligible to share the Website Entry via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter through the Website (each a “Social Share”) for additional chances to win. Each Social Share shall count as one (1) additional entry for a chance to win. Limit (1) Social Share via Facebook, (1) Social Share via Instagram, and (1) Social Share via Twitter. Website Entry and Social Shares shall be referred to herein individually as “Entry” and collectively as “Entries”. If you do not have a Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram account, establishing an account is free. All Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram terms apply (as applicable). Your Instagram and/or Twitter account (as applicable) must be set to “public” in order for your Entry to be eligible. You can return the applicable account to “private” any time after the winner has been announced. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/RESTRICTIONS: Entries must meet the following criteria:

  • No one should appear in the Entry but the entrant.
  • Entry should be at least 15 seconds and cannot exceed 30 seconds.
  • Entry must be original, and the entrant must have all rights necessary to post and submit the Entry.
  • Entry must not infringe on the intellectual property or other rights of any third party. It is each entrant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has all necessary rights to submit the Entry and to grant the rights described in these Official Rules.
  • Entry may not contain material that is obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or violate any law.
  • Entry must be appropriate for viewing by the general public; appropriateness will be determined by Sponsor.
  • Entry cannot have won previous awards.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry that is not in keeping with Sponsor’s image (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules and, where possible, take down such Entry.

GRANT OF RIGHTS TO ENTRIES: By participating in the sweepstakes, each entrant who submits an Entry grants to Sponsor and its designees, successors, licensees and assigns a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid, royalty-free, transferable right to exploit, reprint, display, reproduce, perform, use, and exhibit (including the right to make derivative works of) the Entry and materials and information submitted in connection with the sweepstakes (together with or apart from entrant’s name, social user name, address (city and state), photograph (including, without limitation, social platform profile photo), voice and/or other likeness) for purposes of advertising and promoting Sponsor and/or its products and services, in any manner, in any media or medium, without further compensation or notification to, or permission from, entrant. Entrant agrees to sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor to make use of the rights granted herein. Nothing herein will constitute any obligation of Sponsor to make any use of any of the rights set forth herein.

DRAWING: Three (3) potential winners will be selected in a random drawing held on or about 3/1/17 from all eligible Entries received for all entry methods combined. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received. Potential winner will be notified by phone, e-mail or, if he/she entered via one of the social entries, via the applicable social platform, with instructions on how to claim the prize. Potential winner must respond to the initial notification within the time period stated in that notification. Potential winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within seven (7) days of date of notification in order to claim prize. If a potential winner does not respond to the initial notification within the time period stated, the prize or prize notification is returned as undelivered, the potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to sign and return all required documents within the required time period, or is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winner may be disqualified and forfeits the prize. In the event that any of the potential winners are disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the prize to an alternate potential winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries received.

PRIZE: Grand Prize (1): $2000. First Prize (2): $500. All prizes will be awarded in U.S. Dollars. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. No substitutions or transfer of prizes permitted by winners. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per person.

PUBLICITY GRANT: Each winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, social user name, address (city and state), photograph (including, without limitation, social platform profile photo), voice and/or other likeness and prize information, for advertising, trade and promotional purposes, in any manner, in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation or notification to, or permission from, winner.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Entrants, by participating, agree that Sponsor, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., Instagram, LLC, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in this sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered or garbled Entries, posts, Tweets, messages or email; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the sweepstakes, the processing of Entries, the announcement of the prize or in any sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website or any social platform. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the sweepstakes, website or Sponsor’s social account(s) or who are in violation of these Official Rules or who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Should any portion of the sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the winner from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding Entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.

WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the winner (available after 3/2/17), send a #10 self-addressed stamped envelope to: 160 Spear Street Floor 19, San Francisco, CA 94015, for receipt no later than 3/09/17.

SPONSOR: Ebates Inc., 160 Spear Street, Suite 1900, San Francisco, CA 94105. This sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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