Discovery – #thankgolditsfriday – Win the following one ounce of gold

The following promotion is intended for the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. only and
will be construed and evaluated according to United States laws. Do not proceed in this site
if you are not a legal resident of the 48 contiguous United States or D.C., 21 years or older.
#THANKGOLDITSFRIDAY SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES – NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF
WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 48 CONTIGUOUS UNITED
STATES AND D.C., 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
VOID IN ALASKA, HAWAII AND WHERE PROHIBITED.
1. How to Enter: Beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 10, 2020 until 2:00
p.m. ET on May 5, 2020 (the “Promotion Period”), you may enter the #ThankGoldItsFriday
Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”). Incorrect and incomplete entries are void. The Promotion Period
consists of four (4) separate and individual Entry Periods (each an “Entry Period” and collectively
the “Entry Periods”). All entries must be submitted using the correct entry method (i.e. social
media platform) and received by the end time and date (detailed below) of each respective Entry
Period to be eligible for the corresponding drawing. These official rules are also available on the
Discovery website (www.discovery.com/thankgolditsfridaysweepstakes) (the “Website”).
Entry
Periods
Entry Method Start Time/Date End Time/Date Drawing Date
Drawing #1 Facebook 8:00 p.m. ET on 4/10/20 2:00 p.m. ET on 4/14/20 4/14/20
Drawing #2 Twitter 8:00 p.m. ET on 4/17/21 2:00 p.m. ET on 4/21/20 4/21/20
Drawing #3 Instagram 8:00 p.m. ET on 4/24/20 2:00 p.m. ET on 4/28/20 4/28/20
Drawing #4 TikTok 8:00 p.m. ET on 5/1/20 2:00 p.m. ET on 5/5/20 5/5/20
ALL DATES SET FORTH IN THE CHART ABOVE AND ELSEWHERE IN THESE
OFFICIAL RULES ARE SUBJECT TO EXTENSION IN SPONSOR’S SOLE AND ABSOLUTE
DISCRETION.
Facebook Entry: To enter via Facebook, you will need to sign into your Facebook account
(“Facebook Account”) or, if you are not already a member, become a member of Facebook.com
and sign into your Facebook Account. Creating a Facebook Account is free. By submitting your
information and creating a Facebook Account, you will be required to agree to the Facebook terms
of service and privacy policy. After you have a Facebook Account, to enter the Promotion, the
appropriate Entry Period, submit your entry by logging into your Facebook Account, visiting the
Gold Rush Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GoldRush), liking the page and commenting on
the post that advertises this Promotion with the following hashtags: “#ThankGoldItsFriday” and
“#Sweepstakes”.
Twitter Entry: To enter via Twitter, you will need to sign into your Twitter account (“Twitter
Account”) or, if you are not already a member, become a member of Twitter.com and sign into
your Twitter Account. Creating a Twitter Account is free. By submitting your information and
creating a Twitter Account, you will be required to agree to the Twitter terms of service and privacy
policy. After you have a Twitter Account, to enter the Promotion, the appropriate Entry Period,
submit your entry by logging into your Twitter Account, following @Gold_Rush and replying to
the tweet that advertises this Promotion with the following hashtags: “#ThankGoldItsFriday” and
“#Sweepstakes”.
Instagram Entry: To enter via Instagram, you will need a mobile device (e.g., mobile phone or
tablet) that can access the internet and uses either the Apple or Android platform. Additionally,
individuals will need to download the Instagram application from their mobile device’s app store
and sign-up for an Instagram account (“Instagram Account”). Creating an Instagram Account is
free. By submitting your information and creating an Instagram Account, entrants will be required
to agree to the Instagram terms of service and privacy policy. After you have an Instagram
Account, to enter the Promotion, the appropriate Entry Period, submit your entry by logging into
your Instagram Account, following @GoldRushtv and commenting on the post that advertises this
Promotion with the following hashtags: “#ThankGoldItsFriday” and “#Sweepstakes”.
TikTok Entry: To enter via TikTok, you will need a mobile device (e.g., mobile phone or tablet)
that can access the internet and uses either the Apple or Android platform. Additionally,
individuals will need to download the TikTok application from their mobile device’s app store and
sign-up for a TikTok account (“TikTok Account”). Creating a TikTok Account is free. By
submitting your information and creating a TikTok Account, entrants will be required to agree to
the TikTok terms of service and privacy policy. After you have a TikTok Account, to enter the
Promotion, during the appropriate Entry Period, submit your entry by logging into your TikTok
Account, following @Discovery and commenting on the post that advertises this Promotion with
the following hashtags: “#ThankGoldItsFriday” and “#Sweepstakes”.
If your Facebook Account, Twitter Account, Instagram Account or TikTok Account is set to
“protected mode” or “private”, your updates/responses may not be visible to Sponsor and,
therefore, will not be received by Sponsor, resulting in your failure to enter the Promotion.
Sponsor may not receive entries that fail to strictly follow the posting instructions set forth in these
Official Rules and Sponsor is not responsible for failure to see or receive an entry. Sponsor, at its
sole discretion, may accept a technically incorrect unique term. Posts not received by Sponsor will
not be entered into the Promotion.
During the Promotion Period, there is a limit of one (1) entry per eligible person, per Entry Period.
If multiple entries are received in an Entry Period, only the first entry will be accepted and
additional entries will be disqualified. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same
email address or social media accounts. Any attempt by you to obtain more than one (1) entry per
Entry Period by using multiple/different email addresses, Facebook Accounts, Twitter Accounts,
Instagram Accounts, TikTok Accounts, identities, registrations or logins, or any other methods
may void your entries and you may be disqualified from the Promotion. Any use of robotic,
repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited
to, sweepstakes entry services) will void all entries by you. In the event of a dispute as to any
online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be
the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an
Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning
email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be
required to show proof of being the authorized account holders.
MOBILE DISCLOSURE: If you opt to use your wireless mobile device in connection with the
Promotion, depending on your phone’s capabilities, standard text messaging rates or data charges
may apply according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless
carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on
your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers’ rate
plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on messaging
rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Promotion.
Note: In order to access the Websites and in an effort to optimize each Website’s user experience,
ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled.
2. Eligibility: This Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United
States and D.C. who are 21 years of age or older as of the Promotion start date. Void in Alaska,
Hawaii and where prohibited. Employees and members of their households and immediate families
(spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses) of the Promotion Entities
(as defined below) and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their
advertising and promotion agencies and all local sponsors are not eligible.
3. Privacy: In connection with the Promotion entry process Sponsor will be collecting
personal data about entrants on the Website in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review
Sponsor’s privacy policy located at: https://corporate.discovery.com/privacy-policy/. By
participating in the Promotion, you hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of your
personal information and acknowledge that you have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.
Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes your consent to Sponsor’s use
of your name, social media account handles, likeness, entry, and state of residence for promotional
purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.
4. Limitations of Liability: Discovery Communications, LLC (“Sponsor”) and other
participating sponsors (collectively with Sponsor, the “Promotion Entities”), The TEAM Group,
LLC their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent, advertising and promotion agencies, and their
respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, and any and all Internet servers
and access provider(s) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information;
human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omissions, interruption, deletion, or defect of any
telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, server providers, or software,
including any injury or damage to your or any other computer relating to or resulting from
participation in this Promotion; inability to access the Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or
TikTok; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries;
transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or
electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site; printing or human
or other errors; and any entries which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, or any
combination thereof. By entering, you agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless
the Promotion Entities, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., Instagram, Inc., TikTok Inc. and their
respective parent companies, subsidiaries, their respective representatives and agents, advertising
and promotion agencies, promotion partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective
affiliated companies, employees, officers, directors and shareholders, and Facebook, Inc., Twitter,
Inc., Instagram, Inc. and TikTok Inc., from and against all claims and damages or liability arising
in connection with your participation and/or entry in the Promotion and/or your receipt or use of
any prize awarded in this Promotion or due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person
(including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from
acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Promotion-related
activity or participation in this Promotion. Except where prohibited by law, the winner’s entry and
acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Promotion Entities to use said winner’s
name, social media account handles, photographs, likenesses, statements, biographical
information, voices, and city and state addresses on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media,
in perpetuity, without further compensation. If by reason of a printing or other error, more prizes
are claimed than the number set forth in these rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims
will be included in a random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available in the
prize category in question. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. You
further understand and agree that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California
(“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that may be
applicable with respect to the foregoing release are hereby expressly and forever waived. You
acknowledge that Section 1542 provides that: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND
TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR
SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE
RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY
AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED
PARTY.” The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to
exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown
claims.
5. How Winner will be Determined: One (1) Prize Winner (each a “Prize Winner”) will be
determined from the eligible entries submitted during each of the four (4) Entry Periods, for a total
of four (4) Prize Winners in the Promotion. Prize Winners will be selected in a random drawing
on or about the dates shown in the table above and will be contacted via direct message based on
the social media platform they used to enter. Non-winning Entries will not be carried over into
subsequent Entry Periods. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to winners, these Official Rules, and
all other matters pertaining to the Promotion shall be final and binding.
If Sponsor is unable to contact the prospective winner within twenty-four (24) hours of sending
the direct message, if the prospective winner fails to complete and return all requested forms by
the specified date, or if the prospective winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, his/her
prize will be forfeited and an alternate prospective winner shall be selected. A prospective winner
will be required to provide Sponsor with his/her name, phone number and email address and sign
an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same,
properly executed, within five (5) days of its receipt of the prize notification. Sponsor reserves the
right to conduct a background check on any potential Prize Winner and reserves the right in its
sole discretion to disqualify any person based on such background check if Sponsor determines
that awarding the prize to such potential Prize Winner might reflect negatively on Sponsor or any
of the Promotion Entities.
The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the applicable
Entry Period.
6. Conditions of Entry: Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If
in the Sponsor’s opinion there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic
tampering with any portion of the Promotion, or if computer virus, 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 Sponsor
reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry
process and void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify, suspend, or terminate the
Promotion, or to conduct a random drawing to award the prizes using all eligible, non-suspect
entries received as of the termination date. Should the Promotion be terminated prior to the stated
expiration date, notice will be posted on the Website. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of
the winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized
account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY
YOU TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE
OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS
AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK
REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM YOU TO THE FULLEST
EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
7. Prize: Each Prize Winner will receive the following (the “Prize”): one (1) ounce of gold.
Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Prize: $2,000. ARV of all Prizes: $8,000. Note that the
ARV of the Prize is just an approximation and the actual retail value will fluctuate with the market
price of gold and may be higher or lower than the stated ARV at the time of issuance. Alternatively,
a Prize Winner may choose to receive the cash value of the Prize (which will be determined used
the value of one (1) ounce of gold on April 1, 2020). If Prize Winner chooses to receive one (1)
ounce of gold as the Prize, Sponsor will deliver the Prize on or around December 15, 2020.
The specifics of all aforementioned elements of the Prize in the Promotion shall be solely
determined by Sponsor. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with any element of the
Prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the respective Prize Winner.
All federal, state and local taxes on the Prize are the Prize Winner’s responsibility. Prize Winner
will be issued a 1099 tax form for the actual value of the Prize.
Prize cannot be transferred or substituted, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves
the right to substitute the Prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of equal or greater value.
8. Disputes/Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity,
interpretation and enforceability of these rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant or the
Promotion Entities in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by and construed in
accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland without giving effect to any choice of law or
conflict of law rules or provisions which would cause the application or the laws of any jurisdiction
other than the State of Maryland. Any action or litigation concerning this Agreement shall take
place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in Montgomery County, Maryland, and you
expressly consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive all defenses of lack of
jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Any and all disputes, claims, and
causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, shall be resolved individually,
without resort to any form of class action. You agree to service of process by mail or other method
acceptable under the laws of the State of Maryland. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR
AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED
WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. YOU (HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS
TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, IDENTIFIABLE PERSONS, OR THIRD
PARTY PARTICIPANTS, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED
ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.
9. Winner List: Beginning on or about May 20, 2020 you may obtain the names of the Prize
Winners by going to the Website.
10. Sponsor: Discovery Communications, LLC, 8403 Colesville Road, Silver Spring,
Maryland 20910.
The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram or TikTok. You are providing information to Sponsor and not to Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram or TikTok.