Fort Worth Recycling Rewards Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES


The Fort Worth Recycling Rewards Sweepstakes (the “Fort Worth Sweepstakes” or “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 a.m. EDT on September 20, 2013 (the “Sweepstakes Start Date”) and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on December 19, 2013 (the “Sweepstakes End Date”) (such period referred to herein as the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Fort Worth Sweepstakes is sponsored by Recyclebank, LLC (“Recyclebank”, or the “Sponsor”).

1. ELIGIBILITY:

The Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States who reside within the city limits of Fort Worth, Texas, as determined by the Sponsor, and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry (“Entrant” or “Entrants”). Entries are limited to individuals only; commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor and to comply with third party social media website rules (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and warrants that she/he is eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes, as applicable. Employees, independent contractors, officers, and directors of the Sponsor, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, legal advisors, and their immediate family members and persons living in the same household, are not eligible to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner. THE SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW and is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

2. HOW TO ENTER:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR CLAIM PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

To enter the Fort Worth Sweepstakes, Entrants must complete the sweepstakes entry form at www.recyclebank.com/WANTED. Entrants are limited to submitting one (1) entry each month during the Sweepstakes Period (“Direct Entry”). Entrants will also receive one (1) entry for each friend they invite to enter the Sweepstakes by way of the share link on the confirmation page received once Entrant’s entry was submitted, if said invited friend submits a valid entry for the Sweepstakes (“Indirect Entry”). Share links are unique to each Entrant for each Phase of the Sweepstakes and may not be duplicated. Entries resulting from duplicated share links will be automatically disqualified from participation. There is no limit on Indirect Entries provided invited friends meet eligibility requirements. All entries (Direct and Indirect) will be included in the Grand Prize drawing. For purposes of Mini Prizes, entries earned during each phase period, as defined below, will extinguish at the end of that phase within the Sweepstakes Period. P.O. Box addresses are not permitted. Entries including P.O. Box addresses will be excluded from participation. Sponsor reserves the right to remove any entries it deems or suspects to be fraudulent in its sole and absolute discretion. Participation in the Fort Worth Sweepstakes is voluntary and does not require you to purchase anything from Recyclebank. Personal information submitted with the entries shall be treated under these Official Rules and Recyclebank’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

3. FORT WORTH SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES:

Grand Prize:
One (1) grand prize winner will receive Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000) (delivery via certified check). Total approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $2,000. The Grand Prize winner will be selected from all entries submitted during the Sweepstakes Period.

Mini Prizes:

  1. Phase 1: One hundred (100) $10 gift cards. Phase 1 mini prize winners will be selected from entries received during Phase 1, as defined below. Total approximate retail value of each Phase 1 mini prize is $10.
  2. Phase 2: One hundred (100) $20 gift cards. Phase 2 mini prize winners will be selected from entries received during Phase 2, as defined below. Total approximate retail value of each Phase 2 mini prize is $20.
  3. Phase 3: One hundred (100) $30 gift cards. Phase 3 mini prize winners will be selected from entries received during Phase 3, as defined below. Total approximate retail value of each Phase 3 mini prize is $30.
The odds of winning are affected by the number of eligible entries received by Recyclebank during the Sweepstakes Period. Allow 3-4 weeks after validation of arrangement for receipt of prize. There is no substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prizes allowed except where specified. Winners will be solely responsible for all other expenses not specifically set forth herein. Recyclebank reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. No other substitution or transfer of prizes permitted. Recyclebank is responsible only for prize delivery; not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise. In order to receive a prize, winners may be required to provide proof of identification. Any and all taxes on any prize, including income and/or sales taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winners.

Sponsor is not responsible or liable for lost, stolen, mutilated, incomplete, incorrect, delayed, late, interrupted, illegible or misdirected entries. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any computer, telephone, cable, network, satellite, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, availability, or illegible transmissions, or service provider/Internet/website/use net accessibility or availability, traffic congestion, or unauthorized human intervention. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or for any other reason as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, or like entry methods is prohibited and will void all such entries by such methods and invalidate the Entrant. If a dispute occurs as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same email or social media website account, the authorized subscriber of the account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of the entry will be deemed the valid Entrant. The authorized account subscriber is deemed the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization, which assigns email addresses, or the domain associated with the submitted email address and who uses that e-mail address to open a social media website account.

4. SELECTION OF WINNERS:

The Sponsor will randomly select mini prize winners once at the end of each Phase during the Sweepstakes Period, and one (1) Grand Prize potential winner once after the Sweepstakes End Date. Winners will be selected from all eligible entries received at the time of the drawing. Drawings for the prizes will occur as follows:

  • Phase 1: Based on entries received from 12:00 am EST September 20 through October 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST (“Phase 1”).

    Phase 1 mini prize winners will be announced by November 19, 2013.

  • Phase 2: Based on entries received from 12:00 am EST October 20, 2013 through November 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST (“Phase 2”).

    Phase 2 mini prize winners will be announced by December 19, 2013.

  • Phase 3: Based on entries received from 12:00 am EST November 20, 2013 through December 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST (“Phase 3”).

    Phase 3 mini prize winners will be announced by January 19, 2014.

  • Grand Prize Drawing: Based on entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

    Grand Prize winners will be announced by January 19, 2014.

The winners for the Fort Worth Sweepstakes will be notified by e-mail and/or telephone using the information provided when the participant entered the Fort Worth Sweepstakes. Such notification shall include instructions for proper acceptance of the prizes by the winners. In the event a winner does not accept a prize, a winner is ineligible, or the prize or prize notification is not deliverable, an alternate winner may be selected. The winners agree to Sponsor’s use of their name, address, likeness, and/or prize information for promotional purposes in any medium without additional compensation to the extent permitted by law. Where lawful, the winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, and Publicity Release (the “Release”). If the winner is a minor, the Release must be completed by the minor’s parent or legal guardian. Upon a Sweepstakes entry being selected, all other entries submitted by that participant shall be disqualified for any further prizes other than the Grand Prize.

5. CONDITIONS:

The Sponsor, and its respective agents, directors, officers, shareholders, employees, insurers, servants, parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, predecessors, successors, representatives, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors (the “Released Entities”), are not responsible for, shall not be liable for, and hereby disclaim all liability arising from or relating to: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, misaddressed, incomplete, or unintelligible entries; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, computer or other malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, whether human or technical; (iii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer or e-mail transmissions; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of any prize, or any portion thereof that may have been awarded, or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, or any portion thereof that may have been awarded, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or cancel the Sweepstakes or any component of the Sweepstakes should any unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond the Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In the event that proper administration of the Sweepstakes is prevented by such causes as contemplated above, the Sponsor will pick the winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such action. By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants and winners agree to release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Entities, and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes, from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes, participation in the Sweepstakes, any prize, or any portion thereof that may have been awarded, and/or acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, or any portion thereof that may have been awarded, including but not limited to statutory and common law claims for misappropriation or participant’s right of publicity. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by New York law. By participating in this Sweepstakes, participants agree that New York courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes and that venue shall be only in New York, New York.

6. WINNERS LIST:

To obtain the first name, last initial, city and state of the Sweepstakes winners after the Sweepstakes End Date, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope marked “Fort Worth Recycling Rewards Sweepstakes Winners List” to the Sponsor. Requests for the winners list must be received no later than ninety (90) days from the Sweepstakes End Date (residents of Vermont and Washington need not include return postage).

7. DISCLAIMER:

IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF INTERNET SITES WWW.RECYCLEBANK.COM, OR OTHER SPONSOR INTERNET SITES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS DON’T APPLY WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

8. INDEMNITY:

By entering this Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and their respective employees¸ officers, directors, representatives, and agents from any injury, loss, death, damage, action, claim, demand or other liability that may occur from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize awarded, or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity.

9. SPONSOR:

Recyclebank, LLC
Fort Worth Sweepstakes
95 Morton Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10014


10. NOTICE:

The Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute and seek damages against any individual who attempts to deliberately undermine the proper operation of the Sweepstakes in violation of these Official Rules and/or criminal and/or civil law.

Copyright © 2013 Recyclebank, LLC. All rights reserved. Recyclebank and the associated logos are trademarks of Recyclebank, LLC. Any other trademarks in these Official Rules are used for prize identification purposes ONLY and are the properties of their respective owners.