Jackson Hewitt – Double Your Refund – Win an amount matching his/her Federal Tax Refund up to $15000 subject to verification

Sweepstakes Time Period: The Jackson Hewitt Double Your Refund Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) shall begin 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Monday, January 9, 2023 and end 11:59:59 PM ET on Sunday, April 2, 2023 (such period, the “Sweepstakes Period”).
Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Jackson Hewitt Inc., 10 Exchange Place, 27th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302 (the “Sponsor”).
Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (excluding, without limitation, Puerto Rico, other US territories and possessions, and where prohibited by law), who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who have electronically filed their federal tax return within the Sweepstakes Period and the return was acknowledged by the IRS. Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and each of their spouses regardless where they live) or members of the same household of Sponsor, The Sweepstakes Center, an independent judging agency (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and anyone connected with the operation of the Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) are not eligible to participate or be awarded a prize.  Void outside of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.  You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. 
How to Enter: There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes:Method #1: Filing Your Tax Return with Jackson Hewitt: Any person who files their 2022 federal tax return at a Jackson Hewitt location within the Sweepstakes Period will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for the corresponding Entry Period noted in the Entry Period Chart below based on the date the tax return was filed by Jackson Hewitt (each, an “Automatic Entry”).  Automatic Entry entrants are subject to all notices posted online, including but not limited to, the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at http://www.jacksonhewitt.com/Privacy-Policy/.
Method #2 Mail-In Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes without filing your tax return with Jackson Hewitt, you may mail in an entry, with your name, the date on which your Federal tax return was filed, stated as “Federal Tax Return Filed on XX/XX/23” (YOU MUST STATE THE EXACT DATE YOU FILED YOUR TAXES for purposes of identifying eligibility for the applicable Entry Period), complete postal address, email address and phone number, in a #10, business envelope with proper postage to: “Jackson Hewitt Double Your Refund Sweepstakes”, PO Box 16470, Rochester, NY 14616. You must also include your Federal Return Filing Date on the envelope stated as: “Federal Tax Return Filed on XX/XX/23” (YOU MUST STATE THE EXACT DATE YOU FILED YOUR TAXES for purposes of identifying eligibility for the applicable Entry Period). Each envelope must be postmarked by the Monday immediately following the date your Federal Tax Return was filed and must be received by the Mail-In Entry Received By Date indicated in the Entry Period chart below, to be eligible for that Entry Period drawing. Entries that do not include your Federal Tax Return Filed on the envelope or contain all the information requested, will be disqualified from entry. Sponsor is not responsible for illegible, lost, late, misdirected, postage due, damaged or incomplete entries. Proof of mailing an entry is not proof of receipt. 
A person who successfully satisfies either entry process method described above shall be considered an “Entrant.”  All attempted entries made in non-compliance with these Official Rules will be disqualified. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.
Limit: One (1) entry per person, regardless of the method of entry.
Entry Periods: There are twelve (12) entry periods as defined in the Entry Period chart below (each, an “Entry Period”).  Non-winning Entries in an Entry Period will not be eligible for or rolled over to subsequent Entry Periods.
ENTRY PERIOD CHART

Entry Period

Entry Period
Start Date:
12:00:00 AM ET on

Entry Period
End Date:11:59:59 PM ET

Mail-In Entry
Received By Date:

Entry Period
 Drawing Date:on or about

1

01/09/23

01/15/23

01/23/23

01/25/23

2

01/16/23

01/22/23

01/30/23

02/01/23

3

01/23/23

01/29/23

02/06/23

02/08/23

4

01/30/23

02/05/23

02/13/23

02/15/23

5

02/06/23

02/12/23

02/20/23

02/22/23

6

02/13/23

02/19/23

02/27/23

03/01/23

7

02/20/23

02/26/23

03/06/23

03/08/23

8

02/27/23

03/05/23

03/13/23

03/15/23

9

03/06/23

03/12/23

03/20/23

03/22/23

10

03/13/23

03/19/23

03/27/23

03/29/23

11

03/20/23

03/26/23

04/03/23

04/05/23

12

03/27/23

04/02/23

04/10/23

04/12/23

Winner Selection: Potential winners will be selected in random drawings to be conducted on or about the Entry Period Drawing Dates indicated above, from among all eligible Entries entered within the corresponding Entry Period.  All random drawings will be conducted by the Sweepstakes Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding.  Each drawing is a separate and distinct Sweepstakes and no Entries from one Entry Period will be considered for drawings for other Entry Periods.
Winner Notification: Potential winners will be notified by email, phone and/or mail and required to sign and return, where legal, a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Declaration”) and any other required documentation including but not limited to proof of IRS electronic filing acknowledgement and an IRS Form 8821 (for Mail-in Entries) within ten (10) calendar days of prize notification.  
IRS form 8821 form would allow Sponsor to contact the IRS to confirm the amount of the potential winner’s refund and the date the potential winner filed their tax return.  Potential winners will need to have filed his/her tax return during the Entry Period as noted in the Entry Period Chart above.  If a potential winner did not file his/her tax return during the Entry Period dates as outlined in the Entry Period Chart, or if the winner notification is returned as undeliverable, or if the potential winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected in a separate random drawing for that Entry Period. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.  Potential winners may also be contacted via email or phone by their local Jackson Hewitt office and invited to their local office for a photo opportunity and to celebrate the winning of their prize.
Prize/Prize Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”)/Odds:
Grand Prize:  Forty (40) Grand Prizes are intended to be awarded: For Entry Periods 1 through 8 there will be three (3) Grand Prize winners per each Entry Period, and for Entry Periods 9 through 12 there will be four (4) Grand Prize winners for each Entry Period, for a total of forty (40) Grand Prize winners.  Each Grand Prize winner will receive an amount matching his/her Federal Tax Refund up to $15,000, subject to verification, but in no event less than $1,500.  All Grand Prizes will be issued  in the form of a check. (ARV of each Grand Prize:  $1,500 minimum to $15,000 maximum).  Total Value of all Grand Prizes $60,000 minimum – $600,000 maximum
Runner Up Prize:  Four hundred and eighty (480) Runner Up Prizes are intended to be awarded: Forty (40) Runner Up Prize winners for each Entry Period.  Each Runner Up Prize winner will receive $400 to be issued in the form of a check (ARV of each Runner Up Prize:  $400 each).  Total Value of all Runner Up Prizes $192,000.   Total Value of all Prizes $252,000 minimum – $792,000 maximumPrizes are not transferable. Prizes will be awarded if properly claimed according to these Official Rules and will be sent within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified. Each winner acknowledges that Sponsor and all other Sweepstakes Entities have neither made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the listed prizes or regarding the use, value or enjoyment of the prize, and each winner is personally responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local taxes, levies and/or other governmental charges, as the case may be, in connection with the receipt of any prizes. The actual odds of winning will depend on the actual number of eligible Entries received for each Entry Period. All winners will be required to complete a survey and participate in a post-Sweepstakes interview conducted by Sponsor or its agent, unless prohibited by law.
General Terms and Conditions: No Entrant or winner shall have the right to contest any decision by the Sponsor or the Sweepstakes Administrator concerning any aspect of the Sweepstakes or the interpretation of these Official Rules or the determination as to the qualification of Entries/Entrants. Proof of entry is not proof of entry receipt. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other cause beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes or if, in the Sponsor’s sole determination, it believes the integrity of the Sweepstakes has been, or could be, compromised or that the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned or fairly. In such case, Sponsor may select the winners from all eligible Entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entry/Entrant from the Sweepstakes if, in Sponsor’s sole judgment, an Entrant has not complied with these Official Rules, or any Entrant it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes. Without limitation of the foregoing, an Entrant will be disqualified, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, if Entrant attempts (i) to enter the Sweepstakes through any means other than as described in these Official Rules; or (ii) provides information that is inaccurate or fraudulent; or (iii) attempts to disrupt the Sweepstakes or circumvent these Official Rules. Only the prizes listed and the value listed above shall be awarded. By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants explicitly agree to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, their respective affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, successors and assigns and their respective advertising, design, and production agencies and print production agencies and all their respective shareholders, directors, officers and employees (collectively, “Released Entities”), one and all, from all liability (including attorney’s fees and costs) for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, this Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. The right to receive a prize is non-assignable and non-transferable and no prize substitution or exchange will be allowed except by the Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion of prize) of equal or greater value in case of unavailability of the prize or an event beyond Sponsor’s control.
It is the Entrant’s responsibility to ensure that their entry and contact information is current and accurate so that they may be contacted by Sponsor or the Sweepstakes Administrator if selected for a prize.
Other Terms and Conditions: The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. If any provision of these Official Rules is deemed to violate any federal, state, or local law, regulation or ordinance, that provision shall be amended to conform to such law and all other provisions shall thereafter remain in full force and effect. If Sponsor is required by applicable federal, state, or local law, regulation or ordinance, or by action of an administrative agency to cease offering the Sweepstakes in any jurisdiction, Sponsor reserves the right to (i) terminate the Sweepstakes in such jurisdiction in its entirety, and/or (ii) cancel and remove from participation in the Sweepstakes any Entrant residing in such jurisdiction, without penalty and without obligation to any affected Entrant.
Publicity Release: Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use the winner’s name, voice, photo, image, likeness and any and all identifying characteristics including, but not limited to, the taking of photographs and/or videos by the Sponsor’s photographer/videographer for publicity purposes, without further consent or compensation, unless prohibited by law.  Winners hereby agree to execute any and all documents requested by the Sponsor to convey such rights to own all the results thereof. Notwithstanding such right, nothing contained herein shall be deemed to obligate the Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and winner waives any right to inspect or approve any such use of any and every nature and kind.
Consumer Disclosure/Award Rules: All Entries are subject to verification and are void if (a) not submitted in accordance with these Official Rules and through legitimate channels, (b) any part of the Entry is counterfeit, altered, defective, illegible, reproduced, tampered with, mutilated or irregular in any way, or (c) the Entry contains printing, typographical, mechanical, or other errors.   
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.  IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED ENTITIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”  WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
Dispute Resolution – Arbitration/Class-Action Waiver. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you understand and agree that any dispute, cause of action or claim (“Claim”) arising out of, related to, or in connection with this Sweepstakes between you and any of the Released Parties shall be brought and resolved exclusively by individual binding arbitration in accordance with the rules and procedures of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in effect at the time the Claim is filed. A copy of the AAA rules, forms and instructions for initiating an arbitration are available at www.adr.org or by calling (800) 778-7879.  In an arbitration, a dispute is resolved by an arbitrator, or a panel of arbitrators, instead of a judge or jury.  As such, you hereby waive the right to go to court, including the right to a jury, act as a class representative or participate as a member of a class of claimants with respect to any Claim submitted to arbitration or litigation, regarding any Claim you have against any or all Sweepstakes Entities.  Prior to filing a Claim for arbitration with the AAA, each party agrees to attempt to resolve the Claim informally by notifying the other party in writing of the issue(s) underlying the Claim and both parties shall work in good faith to resolve such issue(s). To initiate an informal resolution to a Claim with Sponsor, you must send a notice by first class United States mail to Sponsor at the address above, Attention: General Counsel: Double Your Refund Sweepstakes Dispute Resolution Request. To informally resolve a Claim with another one of the Released Parties, you must send the notice through their registered agent.  If such resolution attempts are unsuccessful, a party may thereafter file a Claim with the AAA. No party start a formal proceeding for at least 60 days after notice of an informal claim is made.  If you file and prevail on a Claim, Sponsor will reimburse you for your filing fees and costs in connection with the Claim.  You may elect to opt-out of arbitration by sending a letter (an “Arbitration Opt-Out Notice”) to Sponsor at the address above, Attention: General Counsel: Double Your Refund Sweepstakes Arbitration Opt-Out.  The Arbitration Opt-Out Notice must include (1) your first and last name; (2) your postal mailing address; (3) phone number; (4) email address; and (5) a clear statement that you do not wish to resolve disputes with Sponsor through arbitration.  The Arbitration Opt-Out Notice must be received no later than thirty (30) days from the date you were entered in the Sweepstakes. The Arbitration Opt-Out will apply only to Claims arising under this Sweepstakes and it not a general arbitration opt-out of all Claims with Sponsor or any Released Party.  In the event this Dispute Resolution provision is held unenforceable, in whole or part, you agree that all Claims shall be (i) governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of New Jersey, U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions that may require the application of the laws of another jurisdiction, and (ii) brought and heard exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in Jersey City, New Jersey, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and you waive all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. In such cases, you agree to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of New Jersey.  ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.
Privacy Policy: All Entries submitted become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor collects personal information from you when you enter the Sweepstakes that will be used for the administration of the Sweepstakes. The information collected is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at http://www.jacksonhewitt.com/Privacy-Policy/.   By entering the Sweepstakes, you explicitly provide consent for the use of your personal information in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.
Official Rules Request: To request a copy of the Official Rules, go to www.jacksonhewitt.com/sweepstakes or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by no later than April 12, 2023, to: Jackson Hewitt Double Your Refund Sweepstakes Rules Request, PO Box 16350, Rochester, NY 14616.
Winners List: For the Names of the Prize Winners for each Entry Period — available after April 12, 2023- send a self-addressed, stamped #10, business envelope to: Winner [Entry Period #__ ]— Jackson Hewitt Double Your Refund Sweepstakes Winners List, PO Box 16350, Rochester, NY 14616.  Requests must be received no later than May 10, 2023. You cannot enter the Sweepstakes using this address. Entries mailed to this address will be discarded.

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