Sweepstakes: Become the #MasterOfAdulting This Tax Season

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Tax Day is almost here, and what better way to adult than by getting your taxes done!

Whether you’ve filed your taxes yet or not, there are plenty of ways you can master adulting on a daily basis. As Tax Day nears, we want to celebrate everyone who’s adulting, no matter how big or small the task may be (even tying a tie counts!).

The best part? You could win $2,500 by sharing about how you’ve become a #MasterOfAdulting! To enter for the chance to win, share how you’ve conquered adulting on Twitter or Instagram, tag @TurboTax and use the hashtags #MasterOfAdulting & #Sweepstakes. See below for the full rules and enter today – the sweepstakes ends on Tax Day (4/17)!

For those of you who still need to file, you have less than a week left! TurboTax will ask you simple questions about your life and the tax deductions and credits you’re eligible for based on your answers. If you have questions, you can connect live via one-way video to a TurboTax Live CPA or Enrolled Agent for expert advice. A TurboTax Live CPA or Enrolled Agent can also review, sign, and file your return.

 

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.

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 “#MasterOfAdulting” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to: legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who (i) are 18 years of age or older at time of entry and (ii) have a Twitter and/or Instagram account (the “Entrant”). Employees of Intuit Inc. (the “Sponsor”), its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, Marden-Kane, Inc. and the immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses), 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 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on April 11, 2018 at 12:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on April 17, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  For purposes of this Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes 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, or www.Instagram.com or log into your Twitter or Instagram account.  Once you become a member of Twitter or Instagram 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 Twitter and/or Instagram 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. Post an original tweet with an example of how you have mastered adulting and include “#MasterOfAdulting”, #Sweepstakes” and tag “@TurboTax”. Reply must be limited to no more than 280 characters (including spaces and symbols).
  3. Post may be in the form of text-only or include an image or video.
  4. Post 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.

Instagram Entry Requirements:

  1. Your Instagram privacy options on your account settings must be set to “OFF”.
  2. Post an original Instagram post with an example of how you have mastered adulting and include “#MasterOfAdulting”, “#Sweepstakes” and tag “@TurboTax” in the caption.
  3. Post may be in the form of an image or video.
  4. Instagram 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.

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. Entries received in excess of the entry limit stated herein will be disqualified.

By posting your comment, you agree that your comment (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 comment and disqualify you from the Sweepstakes if it determines that your comment fails to conform to the Guidelines and Content Restrictions or otherwise with the terms of these Official Rules.

 Guidelines and Content Restrictions:

  • The comment 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 and/or be mentioned in the entry such that they are identifiable or readily recognizable;
  • The comment must not disparage or embarrass Sponsor, its employees, the financial industry or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Sweepstakes;
  • The comment must not feature brand names or trademarks of others except as follows: comment may contain Intuit products, images, brand names, or likenesses in comment solely for the purpose of this Sweepstakes (though this will not impact an Entrant’s chances of winning);
  • The comment must be an original comment owned or authorized for use by Entrant and cannot be edited or manipulated;
  • The comment must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • The comment must not contain any materials relating to lotteries, gambling, tobacco, e-cigarettes, alcohol or drugs, pornography, adult-oriented content or any other sexually-explicit material;
  • The comment 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
  • The comment must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where comment 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 specified hashtag, 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 Twitter or Instagram 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. 

PRIZE and ODDS OF WINNING: 

One (1) Grand prize winner:  $2,500 cash.  Retail Value (“RV”) of prize: $2,500.00.  Total RV of all prizes: $2,500.00. Prize will be awarded as a check made payable to the winner.

Limit one (1) Prize per person. Winner cannot assign or transfer a prize to another person. Except as provided herein, no prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or prize component) with one of comparable or greater value. If prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value will be awarded; provided, however, that if prizes are awarded but unclaimed or forfeited by recipient, prize may not be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. By accepting prize, Winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules.  The odds of winning a 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 the winner will be conducted on or about April 19, 2018 from among all eligible entries received by the Sweepstakes end date.  Drawing will be conducted by Marden-Kane, Inc., (the “Administrator”), who is an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: The Sponsor will contact the potential winner through the entry platform used to submit their entry on or about two (2) business days after the drawing.  Notification will occur by either 1) Twitter Notification: either a private message to the potential winner’s Twitter account or by reply Tweet from @TurboTax to the potential winner’s Tweet or 2) Instagram Notification: either a private message to the potential winner’s Instagram account or by reply from @ TurboTax to the potential winner’s Instagram comment.  The potential winners will be required to respond to the direction in the message within twenty-four (24) hours with full contact information.  Winner will be required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release/Publicity Release (the “Affidavit”) and 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.  If a potential Winner is 18 or older, but a minor in his or her state of residence, the potential Winner’s parent or legal guardian must sign all required documents.  Potential Winners must return completed form(s) within five (5) days of the date on the notification or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential Winner. Failure to timely return any documents requested, return of prize notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules will result in such potential Winner being disqualified. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential Winner, and an alternate Winner will be selected.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: 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.   In case of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, online entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder from which the entry is made.  Sponsor and its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, Marden-Kane, Inc., and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) are not responsible for: (i) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human, typographical or printing errors, (ii) technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, inability to submit the online enrollment form, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes, (iii) or for late, lost, stolen, illegible, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or misdirected entries for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon, or (iv) 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.  Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  If, in the Administrator’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of this Sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of this Sweepstakes, the Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any individual (and void his/her entry and/or prevent him/her from future entry) who tampers with the entry process and/or who is acting in violation of these Official Rules and/or to modify or cancel or terminate this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time without notice and award the prizes in a random drawing from among all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the termination date.  Caution: Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at their discretion.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  By accepting a prize, Winners or, if a minor, their parent or legal guardian, consent to the use of his/her name, city/state of residence, photograph, visual and/or audio likeness for advertising or promotional purposes by Sponsor, and its designees, including but not limited to the posting of Winner’s name on the Sponsor’s or Sweepstakes Partners’ websites, in a Winners List or other online announcements, without additional compensation, permission or notification except where prohibited by law. U.S. law governs this Sweepstakes.  Notice to online Entrants:  Internet access and usage charges applicable to an Entrant’s account, including access charges and/or any usage charges applicable under Entrant’s Internet pricing plan and any applicable taxes will continue to apply while an Entrant is online in connection with this Sweepstakes, and will be the sole responsibility of such Entrant. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by the Sponsor. Prizes are not transferable, redeemable for cash or substitutable except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a Prize (or portion thereof) for a prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  All Prize details not covered by these Rules are at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. By entering the Sweepstakes and/or accepting the Prize you may win, Winners agrees that he or she has all rights, permissions and consents necessary to grant the rights to the Sponsor as expressed herein and will abide by and be bound by the Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS:  BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS OR, IF MINORS IN HIS/HER STATE OF RESIDENCE, THEIR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS AGREE TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS ANY AND ALL RELEASEES 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 AND/OR ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION OR USE, MISUSE OR NONUSE OF THE MOBILE APP SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE WITH/FOR USE QUICKBOOKS ONLINE.  Sponsor is 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 prize 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; 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; AND D.) IN NO EVENT SHALL ENTRANT BE ENTITLED TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE REMEDY.  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 receive the name of the Winner, send an e-mail with the subject line: “MasterOfAdulting” Sweepstakes Winner” to winnerslist@mkpromosource.com.  Requests must be received by April 30, 2018.  The list will be sent when the drawing has been conducted and the winner verified.

Governing Law/Jurisdiction:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights, liability and obligations of Entrants or Releasees 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.

DISPUTES:  Except where prohibited, Entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with these Sweepstakes, or any Prize awarded, or the determination of the Winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class, representative or collective action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective.  If Entrant cannot be bound to arbitration according to local laws, all disputes, claims, and causes of action shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, in an action in a State or Federal court located in San Francisco, California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights, liability and obligations of an Entrant and/or the Sponsor in connection with these Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine of any jurisdiction.

Severability:  If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed and 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: TurboTax. Please direct Sponsor inquiries to TurboTax, ATTN: Administrator of TurboTax “Master of Adulting” Sweepstakes, TurboTax, 7535 Torrey Santa Fe Rd, San Diego, CA 92129-5704.

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

AFFILIATION & TRADEMARKS: “Intuit” is the registered trademark 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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