#RealMoneyTalk Sweepstakes Rules

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The TurboTax® “#RealMoneyTalk” Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. open to Legal ResidentS of the 50 United States OR the District of Columbia, 18 years of age and older AT TIME OF ENTRY. Void IN PUERTO RICO AND where prohibited by law.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram. Any information provided is being provided to the Sponsor and not to Twitter or Instagram.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of Intuit Inc. (the “Sponsor”), its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, prize suppliers, Marden-Kane, Inc. and the immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses) (collectively “Releasees”) and individuals living in the same household as such employees are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.

ENTRY PERIOD: The TurboTax “#RealMoneyTalk” (the “Promotion”) begins on January 16, 2018 at 12:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on February 11, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT (the “Promotion Period”) which is further divided into four (4) Weekly Periods (each a “Weekly Period”) as set forth in the Chart below.  For purposes of this Promotion, a “Weekly Entry Period” is defined as a 7-day period beginning on a Monday and ending on a Sunday with the exception of the first Weekly Entry Period which is 6 days long, beginning on a Tuesday and ending on a Sunday.  For purposes of this Promotion, a “day” is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00:00 AM PT and ending at 11:59:59 PM PT.  The Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Promotion and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, you’ll first need to become a registered user of www.Twitter.com (“Twitter”) or www.Instagram.com (“Instagram”) or log into your Twitter or Instagram account.  Once you become a member and/log in, your account must be set to “public”.  If you do not have an account, go to www.Twitter.com or www.Instagram.com to create one. Twitter and Instagram accounts are free. By submitting your information and creating a Twitter or Instagram account, you agree to the Twitter or Instagram terms of use and privacy notice. If you do not agree to such terms of use and privacy notice, you cannot create a Twitter or Instagram account, or participate in this Sweepstakes.  You can return your account to “private” any time after the winner announcement.

To Enter: During the Promotion Period, there are two (2) ways to enter: via Twitter and/or Instagram.

Twitter Entry Requirements:

  1. Twitter account must be set to public
  2. Tweet a comment or photo in response to the Turbo Real Money Talk question/statement.  Comment or photo must depict Entrants feeling and/or experiences with money.
  3. Tweet must also include the hashtags “#RealMoneyTalk” and “#Sweepstakes” and tag @IntuitTurbo.  Tweet must be limited to no more than 280 characters (including spaces and symbols)
  4. Tweet must be sent from one Twitter account only.  Multiple accounts may not be used and anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.
  5. Entrant must follow @IntuitTurbo on Twitter

Instagram Entry Requirements:

  1. Your Instagram privacy options on your account settings must be set to “OFF”.
  2. Post a photo in response to the Turbo Real Money Talk question/statement. Photo must depict Entrants feeling and/or experiences with money.
  3. Instagram post must include the hashtags “#RealMoneyTalk” and “#Sweepstakes” and tag @IntuitTurbo in the Photo caption
  4. Post must be sent from one (1) Instagram account only. Multiple accounts may not be used and anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.
  5. Entrant must follow @IntuitTurbo on Instagram

Weekly Periods, Drawings & Prize Details Chart (the “Chart”)

All dates are 2018

The end time for each End Date is 11:59:59 pm PT.

 

WEEKLY

PERIOD

START

DATE

END

DATE

DRAWING

DATE

NUMBER

OF

WINNERS

PRIZES
1 1/16/18 1/21/18 1/22/18 1 $5,000 cash.  Retail Value: $5,000.
2 1/22/18 1/28/18 1/29/18 1 $5,000 cash.  Retail Value: $5,000.
3 1/29/18 2/4/18 2/5/18 1 $5,000 cash.  Retail Value: $5,000.
4 2/5/18 2/11/18 2/12/18 1 $5,000 cash.  Retail Value: $5,000.

 

Entry Limit: one (1) entry per person per account via each method of entry (Twitter and Instagram) per day during the Promotion Period for a maximum total of two (2) entries per day per person. Nnon-winning entries from one Weekly Entry Period will not carry forward into subsequent Weekly Periods (as defined in the chart above). Entries received in excess of the entry limit stated herein will be disqualified.

By submitting a Tweet and/or uploading your Photo (the “Entry”), you agree that your Entry (1) conforms to the Terms of Use/Guidelines and Content Restrictions of Twitter and Instagram; (2) conforms to the Guidelines and Content Restrictions below; and (3) Sponsor and/or Administrator, in its sole discretion, and without notice, may remove your Entry and disqualify you from the Sweepstakes if it determines that your Entry fails to conform to the Guidelines and Content Restrictions or otherwise with the terms of these Official Rules.

Guidelines and Content Restrictions:

  • Entry must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights;
  • Individuals, other than the Entrant, must not appear in the Entry such that they are identifiable or readily recognizable;
  • Entry must not disparage or embarrass Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Sweepstakes;
  • Entry must not feature brand names or trademarks of others except the Sponsors products, images, brand names, or likenesses in Entry solely for the purpose of this Sweepstakes (though this will not impact an Entrant’s chances of winning);
  • Entry must be an original photo owned or authorized for use by Entrant and cannot be edited or manipulated (such as the use of Photo Shop, adding words to the Photo etc.) in any way, other than to use the filter options available to Instagram users;
  • Entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • Entry must not contain any materials relating to lotteries, gambling, tobacco, alcohol or drugs, pornography, adult-oriented content or any other sexually-explicit material;
  • Entry must not contain anything that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  • Entry must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Entry is created.

If the Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the content of the entry is obscene, offensive, inappropriate, or unacceptable for any reason, the entry will not be eligible for any prize consideration and may be withdrawn without notice from the Sweepstakes at any time at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or Administrator.  Each entry submission must be manually key stroked and manually entered by the individual Entrant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including, but not limited to, entries made using any script, macro, bot or sweepstakes service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these accounts or related e-mail or IP addresses may be blocked.  By submitting an entry and using the hashtag(s), Entrant acknowledges that he/she read, understands and agrees to the Official Rules. Entries may only be submitted by a single Entrant.  Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules, as determined in Sponsor and/or Administrator’s sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes.

The name of the person submitting the entry must be the authorized account holder of such Twitter and/or Instagram account, otherwise the entry may be deemed void. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a potential winner, the entry will be declared made by the authorized holder of the Twitter or Instagram account used for entry, and potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such account. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the Entrant changes his or her Twitter or Instagram account during the Promotion Period. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of delivery of entry. All entries become the property of Sponsor.

PRIZES: Sweepstakes Prize: Four (1) Grand Prize Winners (one (1) per Weekly Entry Period): $5,000 cash each.  Prizes awarded in the form of a check made payable to the winners.  Total Retail Value of all prizes: $20,000.  No transfers or substitution of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Winners are responsible for the payment of all taxes on the prize.  The odds of winning the Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules.

RANDOM DRAWING: A random drawing to select Weekly Period prize winners will be conducted on or about each of the drawing dates stated in the Chart above (each, a “Drawing Date”) from among all eligible entries received by the end date for that Weekly Period and the non-winning entries received during prior Weekly Periods.  All drawings will be conducted under the supervision of Marden-Kane, Inc., (the “Administrator”), who is an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweepstakes.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: The Sponsor will contact potential winners through the entry platform used to submit their entry on or about two (2) business days after the respective Drawing Dates for each of the respective Weekly Period drawings.  Notification will occur by either 1) Twitter Notification: either a private message to the potential winner’s Twitter account or by reply from @IntuitTurbo to the potential winner’s Photo or Tweet to the potential winner’s Twitter Account; or 2) Instagram Notification: adding a comment from @IntuitTurbo to the potential winner’s Photo submission on the potential winner’s Instagram account.  The potential winners will be required to respond to the direction in the message within twenty-four (24) hours with full contact information.  Potential winners will be required to complete and sign [1] an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and; where legal, a Publicity Release (collectively the “Affidavit”) and [2] an IRS Form W-9 and furnish his/her social security number that will be used only for the purpose of reporting the winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, as required by law, all of which must be returned within five (5) days from prize notification date or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner.  In the event that any potential winner cannot be contacted, or the failure to timely return any documents requested, return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules, or the potential winner declines the prize for any reason will result in such potential winner being disqualified and the prize will be forfeited. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to a potential winner who is disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries received at Sponsor’s discretion. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. If the prize is won by an eligible individual who is not of the legal age of majority in the state of residence (“minor”), the required documents must be confirmed and signed by winner’s parent or legal guardian.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Electronically reproduced, mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete or inaccurate entries are void.  By participating, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements.   Decisions of the Sponsor/Administrator will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants, agree to the use by Sponsor and its designees of their names, entry submission, and photographs/likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised (including and without limitation, the Internet) without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes are to be directed to the Sponsor at the address below. U.S. law governs this Sweepstakes.  Notice to online participants:  Internet access and usage charges applicable to a participant’s account, including access charges and/or any usage charges applicable under participant’s Internet pricing plan and any applicable taxes will continue to apply while a participant is online in connection with this Sweepstakes, and will be the sole responsibility of such participant.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Releasees, and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the prize (including any travel or travel-related activity thereto) that may be awarded.  Releasees are not responsible for technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors 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 entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials; or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or illegible entries or; for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon. If in the Sponsor’s opinion, for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if computer viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual (and void his/her entry and/or prevent him/her from future participation) who tampers with the entry process and/or who is acting in violation of these Official Rules, to modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, or to terminate the Sweepstakes and at Sponsor’s discretion conduct the drawing to award the prizes using all eligible non suspect transactions and entries received as of the termination date. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that: a.) under no circumstances will Entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrants hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; b.) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and c.) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event shall Entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at their discretion.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.

WHO WON:  To request the list of winners, send an e-mail with subject line: “TurboTax #RealMoneyTalk” to winnerslist@mkpromosource.com.  Requests must be received no later than March 15, 2018. The list will be sent when the drawings have been conducted and the winners verified.

Governing Law/Jurisdiction:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participants or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by the laws of the state of California, without giving any effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.  Any dispute shall be resolved in a court of law in Santa Clara County, California. 

Severability:  If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

ENTRANT INFORMATION:  Your information will be collected in accordance with Intuit’s privacy policy available at https://security.intuit.com/privacy/.

SPONSOR: Intuit. Please direct sponsor inquiries to Intuit, ATTN: Intuit, Inc., 7535 Torrey Santa Fe Rd, SDG-2A-03-22E, San Diego, CA, 92129.

ADMINISTRATOR: Marden-Kane, Inc., 575 Underhill Blvd., Suite 222, Syosset, NY 11791-3416.

AFFILIATION & TRADEMARKS: Intuit and TurboTax are the trademarks of Intuit Inc.

Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. Instagram is a registered trademark of Instagram, Inc. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes are to be directed to Sponsor, at the address above, not Twitter, or Instagram. TWITTER, TWEET, RETWEET and the Twitter logo are trademarks of Twitter, Inc. or its affiliates.

 

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