Lincoln Financial Group – Create Your Game Plan – Win a grand prize of $5,000 OR 1 of 5 minor prizes of $1,000 each
Lincoln Financial Group Create Your Game Plan Sweepstakes Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED BY LAW.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter or win the Lincoln Financial Group Create Your Game Plan Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), participant (the “Entrant”) must be an individual 18 years of age or older (you must be 19 years of age or older if you reside in Alabama or Nebraska, or 21 years of age or older if you reside in Mississippi to be eligible), who is a legal resident of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) at time of entry and prize distribution. Void in Puerto Rico and all U.S. Territories, and where prohibited by law. Employees of The Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. and its affiliates, also known as Lincoln Financial Group (“Sponsor”), GMR Marketing LLC (“GMR”), Philadelphia Eagles, LLC, the National Football League, its member professional football clubs, NFL Ventures, Inc., NFL Ventures, L.P., NFL Properties LLC and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives and their employees (collectively, the “NFL Entities”), and each of their respective agencies, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotional partners, sales representatives, and promotion and other vendor agencies involved in this Sweepstakes and the immediate family (defined for the purposes of this Sweepstakes as parents, spouses, siblings, children) and household members of all such employees, are NOT eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and/or win a prize. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
ENTRY TIMING: The Sweepstakes will be open for entry between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 7, 2017 and 11:59 p.m. ET on December 31, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes will consist of five (5) Entry Periods (each an “Entry Period”). See Entry Periods section below for timing.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, Entrant must: (i) visit www.virtuallinc.com; and (ii) navigate to the “Create Your Game Plan” tab, click the “Submit Your Story” tab, and complete the Official Online Entry Form, including a story based on the provided topic for each Entry Period, to earn an entry (each an “Entry”) during the Sweepstakes Period. LIMIT OF ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON/E-MAIL ACCOUNT HOLDER PER EACH ENTRY PERIOD. Any attempt by any person to submit more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different accounts or any other methods will void that person’s Entry, and that person will be disqualified. Automated entries (including but not limited to any entries submitted using any robot, script, macro or other automated service) are not permitted and will be disqualified.
ENTRY CONTENT RESTRICTIONS:
The Entry should not contain material that violates, misappropriates, or infringes upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including any copyright, trademark, or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights;
The Entry should not disparage any person or entity;
The Entry should not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, and/or defamatory;
The Entry should not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or age;
Entries should not contain: (a) images, names or descriptions of any celebrity or other public figure; (b) images, names or descriptions of any person who has not consented to having their photo or name used for this Sweepstakes; (c) images or names of any professional or college sports team uniform, other than the Philadelphia Eagles uniform, or anyone making reference to a professional or college team name, other than the Philadelphia Eagles; (d) depictions of dangerous or illegal activity; and/or (e) any images of sculptures, statues, paintings or other artwork created by any person other than the entrant.
The Entry should not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Entry is created.
Entry Period 1: Open for Entry between 12:01 a.m. ET on August 7, 2017 and 11:59 p.m. ET on September 3, 2017
Entry Period 2: Open for Entry between 12:01 a.m. ET on September 4, 2017 and 11:59 p.m. ET on October 1, 2017
Entry Period 3: Open for Entry between 12:01 a.m. ET on October 2, 2017 and 11:59 p.m. ET on October 30, 2017
Entry Period 4: Open for Entry between 12:01 a.m. ET on October 31, 2017 and 11:59 p.m. ET on November 19, 2017
Entry Period 5: Open for Entry between 12:01 a.m. ET on November 20, 2017 and 11:59 p.m. ET on December 31, 2017
PRIZE WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION: The potential First Prize winner for each Entry Period will be selected in a random drawing on or about two (2) business days following the close of the corresponding Entry Period, from among all eligible entries received throughout the corresponding Entry Period. Non-winning, eligible entries will not roll over to subsequent Entry Periods, but will be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing in accordance with these Official Rules on Sponsor’s behalf by GMR, an independent organization. The potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about January 4, 2018, from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period, in accordance with these Official Rules on Sponsor’s behalf by GMR, an independent organization. The potential Prize winners will be notified by e-mail/phone to the e-mail address/daytime phone number provided by the potential Prize winner during the Sweepstakes entry process on or about one (1) business day following the random drawing by GMR. The potential Prize winners will have forty-eight (48) hours from the time of the first e-mail/phone notification to respond with their shipping address (no P.O. Boxes accepted), or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected, time permitting. The Prize winners must complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Mutually-Acceptable Liability Release, and Grant of Rights and Publicity Release, and the appropriate tax documents (the “Documents”) within seven (7) calendar days of delivery of the Documents, or the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. Further proof or verification of identity and qualifications may be required along with a background and/or records check. Failure to oblige will result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify a potential Prize winner for any of the following reasons: (a) non-compliance with these Official Rules; (b) in the event that a Prize notification is returned as undeliverable or prize is declined; (c) information showing that the entry was defective or failed to comply with these Official Rules. In that case, Sponsor may randomly select an alternate potential Prize winner, time permitting in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable or failure to accept any prize within the specified time period may, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 6-8 weeks following winner confirmation and receipt of the completed and signed Documents. If any prize is returned as undeliverable, original winner will forfeit prize in its entirety, and an alternate winner may be selected, time permitting in the sole discretion of Sponsor.
PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”): Limit one (1) Prize winner per Person.
Five (5) First Prizes (one (1) First Prize per each Entry Period): $1,000 awarded in the form of a corporate check. The ARV is $1,000 each.
One (1) Grand Prize: $5,000 awarded in the form of a corporate check. The ARV is $5,000.
The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded during the Sweepstakes Period is $10,000.
All federal, state, and local taxes and any other costs and fees associated with prize acceptance and use are the sole responsibility of the winner. The Prize winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 from Sponsor reflecting the actual value of the Prize. Prize is nontransferable, except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received.
SPONSOR (INCLUDING ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND AFFILIATES) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY ARISING FROM USE OR REDEMPTION OF ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: This Sweepstakes is intended for viewing in the United States only and shall be construed and evaluated only according to U.S. law. Do not enter this Sweepstakes if you are not located in and a resident of the United States of America. The use of any automated devices in connection with this Sweepstakes is prohibited. If for any reason, the computerized entry portion of the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor and/or its affiliates which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes. Neither Sponsor nor its affiliates assume any responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, including any error that may result in an erroneous appearance of qualification for a prize. Neither Sponsor nor its affiliates are responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any computer equipment or software that results in loss of entry. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY COMPUTERIZED SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND ITS AFFILIATES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
BY PARTICIPATING, Entrant agrees to accept and abide by the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes. All decisions by Sponsor and GMR regarding this Sweepstakes are final. By participating, Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, GMR, Philadelphia Eagles, LLC, NFL Entities, Lincoln Financial Field, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, promotional partners, subsidiaries, service agencies, independent contractors, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of the above organizations from any and all liability, injury, loss or damage to person, including death or property, due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly, to the acceptance or use/misuse of a prize, participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of prizes. By entering, Entrant agrees to be contacted by the Sponsor or GMR by e-mail, mail, or phone for purposes of Sweepstakes administration. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this Sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes is undermined by any event including, but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or by other cause not reasonably within the Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes without further obligation. If Sponsor, in its sole discretion, elects to abbreviate the Sweepstakes as a result of a Force Majeure event, Sponsor reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to award the prize from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such Force Majeure event. All entries are the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
GRANT OF RIGHTS AND PUBLICITY RELEASE: Each Entry becomes the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. To be considered as a winner, and as a condition of participation, each Entrant hereby irrevocably assigns and transfers all rights, title and interest in each of his or her Entries, including but not limited to copyrights, third party rights and all other proprietary rights, to the Sponsor. Each Entrant further agrees to execute any additional written authorization, assignment, or other papers reasonably requested by the Sponsor in connection with the transfer and assignment of rights to his/her Entry, and any such papers will be required as a condition of being deemed a winner and of awarding the prize, or an alternate winner will be determined, time and circumstances permitting, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor obtains the right to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such Entries in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate them into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes, without providing any additional compensation, consideration, or notification to the Entrants. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant further grants to Sponsor the right to use and publish his/her proper name, likeness, and state of residence (“Identifying Data”). With this grant of rights, each Entrant grants Sponsor the right to use each of Entrant’s Entries and Entrant’s Identifying Data in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, including without limitation online and in print, anywhere, in perpetuity, in connection with the Sweepstakes and for advertising and promotional purposes, without additional compensation or notification, unless prohibited by law.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, GMR, LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, LLC, NFL ENTITIES, ITS MEMBER PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL CLUBS, NFL VENTURES, INC., NFL VENTURES, L.P., NFL PROPERTIES LLC, NFL ENTERPRISES LLC AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AFFILIATES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
DISPUTES: As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively, before a court located in the State of Indiana having competent jurisdiction, which Court shall apply the laws of the State of Indiana without regard for doctrines of conflict of law. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than Entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
WINNER’S LIST: For the names of the Prize winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by April 4, 2018 to: Lincoln Financial Group Create Your Game Plan Sweepstakes, Attn: Promotions Department, 5000 South Towne Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151. VT residents may omit return postage.
Sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, B3-202, Radnor, PA 19087.
Philadelphia Eagles, LLC and its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries are not responsible for the promotion, administration or execution of this Sweepstakes.
The Sweepstakes is administered by GMR Marketing LLC, 5000 South Towne Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151.