OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES (“Official Rules”):
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES OR TO WIN A PRIZE. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
The Sweepstakes is only open to U.S. citizens who are residents of one of the 16 states listed below (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin). To be eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes, you must be both a U.S. citizen and a legal resident in one of the following 16 states in the United States of America:
You must also be eighteen (18) years of age or older on the date you submit your entry. Sponsor reserves the right to require evidence of age and residency before any Prize is awarded to you. Employees, officers, and directors of SMC, or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, agents, distributors, advertising, promotion, and production agencies, or members of their respective immediate families (parents, spouse, children, siblings) or individuals residing in their households (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes or to win the Prize. Entrants residing in a state not listed above are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes or to win the Prize.
The sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Monday, November 2, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Monday, December 21, 2020 (“Entry Period”). The Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes.
Visit SMC’s contest page here: http://www.WereLendingAHand.com/. Fill out the information on the contest page and click submit (“Entry”). No further action is necessary.
Limit one entry (i.e., one email address), per person, per day during the Entry Period. You will receive one additional entry, per person, per day that you share on Facebook, Twitter or email, using one of the buttons on the “Thank You for Entering” page. Individuals that use more than one email address or that attempt to enter more than once a day will be disqualified. The number of entries submitted does increase your chances of winning. Odds of winning depend on total number of entries received. Sponsor is not responsible for lost entries or transmissions, interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections or other errors or problems of any kind; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants' systems.
OPTIONAL STATEMENT. Submitting a statement of what you will do with your $500 Amazon.com gift card if you win is OPTIONAL and will not increase or decrease your chance of winning. Option to submit short statement will be available on the entry page. Statements cannot be profane, offensive, sexually explicit, violent, defamatory, or communicate messages inconsistent with the positive goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.
By submitting a statement as part of your entry, you grant the Sponsor, its affiliates, and licensees, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide license to use your statement, your name, and/or state on the Sponsor’s various websites and social media sites and in advertising and/or promotional activities in any media, in whole or in part, without compensation, acknowledgement or notification. You also represent that any statement you submit is not plagiarized.
Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to the use of any device to automate the entry process, is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. SMC assumes no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.
There will be a total of fifty (50) winners. The drawings will happen once daily for 50 days during the Entry Period, and winners will be randomly selected once daily as illustrated by the following examples (“Drawing Dates”):
same pattern of Drawing Dates for all winners, including Winners 3 through 48
All valid entries submitted each day during the Entry Period will be combined into a single pool (one pool per day), and from that pool, a winner will be selected. Each winner selected during the Drawing Dates will win a $500.00 Amazon.com Gift Card (“the Prize”). Winners will receive one (1) Prize only. Each individual entered into the Sweepstakes can only win one prize.
A potential winner will be notified at their email address on the Drawing Dates about how to claim the Prize. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within five (5) days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. If there is still no confirmed winner(s) of such applicable prize after any such attempt has been made, such prize may not be awarded.
Potential winners may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and/or a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of any prize will be permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize of equal or greater value without giving notice. Prizes are nontransferable and non-assignable. Prizes will be awarded only if the potential prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by a third party connected with this Sweepstake. All details and other restrictions of the prize(s) not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
An entrant or potential winner may be disqualified and be ineligible to win a prize, if the participant:
• has been convicted of a felony or has felony charges pending against him or her; or
• has been convicted of any crime (felony or misdemeanor) that, Sponsor determines in its sole discretion, involves drugs or alcohol, domestic violence, firearms, or child endangerment or has charges of such crime pending against him or her.
Entrants agree that, if they are selected as a potential winner, Sponsor may conduct a background check on them to determine eligibility under these Rules.
All prize-related expenses, and federal, state, and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners of prizes with value over $600 will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form, and information will be reported to the IRS if legally required.
Sponsor reserves the right to modify any Sweepstakes or disqualify an entrant if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of a Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF A SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Sponsor also reserves the right to cancel or amend the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Sponsor will notify entrants of any changes to the competition as soon as possible.
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; or (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of any prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Sweepstakes or change any element thereof, with or without notice, at any time. Sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify, in its sole discretion, any person tampering with the entry process or who is otherwise in violation of the Sweepstakes Rules.
Each Prize is “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, FROM SPONSOR INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Each Entrant, by participating in a Sweepstakes, releases and agrees to hold Sponsor, and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, advertisers, and independent contractors, as well as Woobox, Amazon.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, harmless from and against any and all liability, claims or action of any kind whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death and bodily injury, and property, relating to or arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize, including participating in a Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes-related activity. Each entrant agrees to indemnify Sponsor from any and all liability resulting or arising from a Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize awarded or the Sweepstakes. Additionally, Sponsor is not responsible for any virus contracted by an entrant’s computer through participation in a Sweepstakes, for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by computer or Internet malfunction or interference, tampering, manipulation, weather or natural disaster, acts of war, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation; or for failed computer, satellite, telephone, wireless or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, technical error, theft or destruction or unauthorized access. Sponsor is not responsible for other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with a Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of a Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the notification of winner, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, interrupted or inaccessible or unavailable network, server, wireless service, Internet Service Provider, website, or other connections or any combination thereof.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANTS HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ATTORNEY FEES. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPONSOR BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTRANT OR WINNER FOR DAMAGES THAT EXCEED THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE AWARDED TO ANY INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. SPONSOR’S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY PROVISION IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES WILL NOT BE DEEMED A WAIVER OF ANY TYPE OR ACTIONABLE IN ANY WAY.
By entering a Sweepstakes, you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their officers, directors, employees, owners, and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or accruing from: (i) any false or misleading statement or representation made by you in connection with a Sweepstakes; (ii) any non-compliance by you with these Official Rules; (ii) claims brought by persons or entities arising from or related to your participation in or involvement with a Sweepstakes; (iv) any use or misuse of the Prize; (v) or any error in the collection, processing, or retention of any entry information in relation to your entry and participation in a Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to take exclusive control and defend any such claim otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate fully with Sponsor in asserting any available defenses.
The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of South Carolina without regard to conflict of law provisions. By entering a Sweepstakes, you agree that any disputes, claims, causes of action or controversies arising out of or in connection with that Sweepstakes shall be resolved on an individual basis by the State and Federal courts in Greenville County, South Carolina, which shall have sole jurisdiction of any controversy regarding or arising from the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Further, you acknowledge and agree that you may only assert claims on your own behalf and not on behalf of any other person or entity arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules.
If any provision of these Official Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein.
Southern Management Corporation, with an address of P.O. Box 1947, Greenville, South Carolina 29602, is the sole sponsor of the Sweepstakes. Entry in the Sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Woobox, Amazon.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and any other social media website that advertises this Sweepstakes.
The name of the winners will be available 30 days after the Entry Period. Winners will be posted on www.WereLendingAHand.com. You can also contact Communications@smcredit.com for the list of winners.