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Show TurboTax Your #RefundGlowUp for a Chance to Win $10,000

TurboTax News Enter the TurboTax #RefundGlowUp Contest from May 3 through May 17.

After this past year, we’re all more than ready to live our very best lives. And there’s no easier way to glow up your summer than with your tax refund. So get your taxes done, show us your #RefundGlowUp, and your glow up dreams could come true!

Whether your summer plans are seeing your loved ones, getting a wardrobe makeover, laying poolside, or growing your savings, show us how you’re going to glow up with your tax refund from May 3 until May 17, 2021, and you could win $10,000 from us to help turn your plans into reality. Join us in making summer 2021 the summer of the #RefundGlowUp!

Tell us how you would #RefundGlowUp for a chance to win:

  • On Instagram and/or Twitter starting on May 3, 2021, post a text submission and/or photo or video with a caption using #RefundGlowUp and #Contest and tag @TurboTax.
  • Share how you would live your best life with an extra $10,000 refund to spend.

Keep reading for the full contest details and official rules. We can’t wait to see your #RefundGlowUp entries!

And don’t forget that time is running out to get your taxes done. Your biggest refund is waiting!

The TurboTax® “#RefundGlowUp” Contest 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. VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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

ELIGIBILITY: The TurboTax® “#RefundGlowUp” Contest (the “Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia (“D.C.”) and who are eighteen (18) year 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. (the “Administrator”) and the immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses) (collectively “Releasees”) and individuals living in the same household as such employees or an Entrant who has won a prize from a promotion sponsored by Intuit within two (2) years of having received said prize are not eligible to enter the Promotion or win a prize. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Promotion begins on May 3, 2021 at 12:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on May 17, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT (the “Promotion Period”). 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 Promotion, 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. Your accounts 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. Data and usage rates may apply to the download and use of a Twitter or Instagram application. 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 Promotion. You can return your Twitter and/or Instagram account to “private” any time after the winner announcement.

During the Promotion there are a series of events (explained in detail in the Chart below), which start and end on or about the dates and times noted below.

To enter: We want to know how you would “#RefundGlowUp” if you had an extra $10,000 to spend. 

Post a text submission and/or photo or video with a caption and using #RefundGlowUp and #Contest and tag @TurboTax. Submission must state how you would live your best life if you have an extra $10,000 refund to spend (the “Promotion Theme”) to receive one (1) entry (the “Entry”) per eligible social media account into the Promotion.

Requirements:

  1. Twitter account must be set to public and remain public until the winner announcement.
  2. Instagram privacy options on your account settings must be set to “OFF” and must remain off until the winner announcement.
  3. Entry must include the required hashtags “#RefundGlowUp” and #Contest and you must tag @TurboTax.
  4. You must follow @TurboTax for the duration of the Promotion.
  5. Intuit brands may run more than one promotion at any given time. If more than one promotion is being offered, your entry into a specific promotion must only include the hashtag for that promotion and not any of the hashtags for other promotions.

Limitations: There is a limit of two (2) Entries per person/social media account for the entire Promotion Period (for purposes of clarity: 2 entries on Twitter for the entire Promotion Period and 2 entries on Instagram for the entire Promotion Period for a maximum of 4 entries during the Promotion Period). Entries received in excess of the entry limit stated herein will be disqualified. Only the first Entry on the social platform will be reviewed by the judges. By submitting an Entry, Entrant agrees to comply with the The TurboTax® “#RefundGlowUp” Contest Official Rules (the “Official Rules”), as stated herein. 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 Promotion. Decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrator are final and binding. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter and/or Instagram accounts. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different Instagram/Twitter, accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant will be disqualified.

Important Information About Your Entry:

  • Entries must be submitted in English.
  • Entries received that are illegible or incomplete, will be disqualified. 
  • Entrant certifies that the Entry Submission is his/her original work, and that he/she has all rights to the submission, that it has not been previously entered into another contest, published, released, or distributed; does not infringe on any third-party rights; and is suitable for the Promotion.
  • Sponsor is under no obligation to correspond with Entrant.
  • Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.

By submitting an Entry, you agree that your Entry (1) conforms to the Terms of Use/Guidelines and Content Restrictions of Instagram or Twitter as provided by the respective sites; (2) conforms to the Guidelines and Content Restrictions below; and (3) that the Sponsor and/or Administrator, in its sole discretion, and without notice, may disqualify your Entry from the Promotion if it determines that your Entry fails to conform to such guidelines, including 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;
  • Entry must not disparage or embarrass Sponsor, Releasees, or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Promotion;
  • Entry must not feature brand names or trademarks or images/likeness of others except the Sponsors products, images, brand names, or likenesses solely for the purpose of this Promotion;
  • Entrant’s understand that the Sponsor has granted use of its images for this Promotion only and no other rights and/or uses have been granted;
  • Entry must not contain material that is harassing, inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, libelous or illegal; Entry must not contain any materials relating to politics, lotteries, gambling, tobacco, alcohol or drugs, pornography, adult-oriented content, any other sexually-explicit material or any illegal activity;
  • 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, age or illegal activity;
  • 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.
  • Entry must adhere to the creative theme.
  • Entry must be Entrant’s own original work, created solely by Entrant or content that incorporates materials from the public domain; must not have previously published, released or distributed in any form; must not have won any award;
  • If any persons appear or are referred to in the Entry, Entrant is solely responsible for obtaining, prior to submitting the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition. If any person appearing in any Entry is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release. Entrant agrees to provide Sponsor with written confirmation of those permissions and rights upon request.
  • Entry must not contain any personally identifiable information of any person other than the Entrant’s name. Should Entrant include personally identifiable information about Entrant in the Entry, Entrant acknowledges and agrees that such information will be disclosed publicly and Entrant is solely responsible for any consequences thereof.

If the Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the content of the entry does not meet any of the Guidelines and Content Restrictions as outline above, or unacceptable for any reason, the entry will not be eligible for any prize consideration and may be withdrawn without notice from the Promotion 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 contest 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 with 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 Promotion.

The name of the person submitting the entry must be the authorized account holder of such email account and Instagram or Twitter account, otherwise the Entry may be deemed void. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a Potential Winner (defined below), the Entry will be declared made by the authorized holder of the social media account (Twitter or Instagram) used for the 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 their Instagram or Twitter account during the Promotion Period. Proof of submission of Entry does not constitute proof of delivery of Entry.

PRIZES: Promotion Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize Winner: $10,000 cash.  Value (“V”): $10,000 each. Two (2) First Prize Winners: $5,000 cash each. Prizes awarded in the form of a check made payable to the Winner(s). 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 a Weekly Entry Period. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules. There is a limit of one (1) prize per person, household, mailing address on file with the IRS. 

Prize Frequency Limits: An individual may not win more than one (1) time in any two-year period in any promotion sponsored by Intuit or an Intuit-owned brand. Only one (1) Winner per household is permitted in any Promotion. For purposes of this Promotion “household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year.

JUDGING: During the judging and selection Period, all eligible entries will be judged by a panel of qualified judges (including representatives from Sponsor and/or its marketing agencies) under the supervision of the Administrator on the basis of the following criteria*: 

  • Appropriateness to Promotion Theme (50% of total score).
  • Creative use of the funds (could be serious or humorous) (50% of total score)

*In the event of a tie, from among those tied, the winner will be the Entry receiving the highest score in the Appropriateness to Promotion theme category described above. In the event of a tie in Appropriateness to Promotion Theme judging criteria, the Entries will be re-judged by a different panel of judges. Judging scores will not be revealed.  The decisions of the panel are final.

The potential Grand Prize winner will be the Entrant who submitted the Entry that received the highest score, the potential First Prize winners will be the Entrants who submitted the Entry that receive the next two highest scores, as determined by the panel in its sole discretion. In the event that not enough eligible entries are received all prizes may not be awarded.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: Winners (a “Potential Winner” and/or “Winner”) are not deemed a winner of any prize, even if the winning notification should so indicate, unless and until (i) the Winner’s eligibility has been verified, (ii) all requirements determined by the Sponsor in order to claim his/her prize have been fulfilled and (iii) the Winners have been notified that the acceptance and verification process is complete. The Potential Winners will be notified on or about May 21, 2021.  Winner’s must follow @TurboTax on the social media platform which they used to enter the Promotion (Twitter or Instagram) in order to be notified if they are selected as a winner. Notification will occur by either 1) Twitter Notification: either a private message to the Potential Winners 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 Winners Instagram account or by reply from @TurboTax to the Potential Winner’s Instagram comment. 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. The Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, request any additional documentation needed to verify a winner. Completed paperwork must be returned within four (4) days from prize notification date or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner.  If 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 Promotion. By entering the Promotion, 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 Promotion are to be directed to the Sponsor at the address below. U.S. law governs this Promotion.  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 Promotion, and will be the sole responsibility of such participant.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS: By participating in the Promotion, 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 Promotion 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 Promotion, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Promotion 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 Promotion 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 Promotion, 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 Promotion, 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 Promotion, or to terminate the Promotion and at Sponsor’s discretion conduct the judging to award the prizes using all eligible non suspect entries received as of the termination date. As a condition of entering the Promotion, 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 Promotion, 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 #RefundGlowUp” to winnerslist@mkpromosource.com. Requests must be received no later than June 7, 2021. The list will be sent when the judging has 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 Promotion 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, Inc. Please direct sponsor inquiries to Intuit TurboTax, ATTN: Intuit TurboTax, 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.

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

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