Panasonic – Eneloop 15th Anniversary Share-To-Win Instagram Contest – Win an Amazoncom $150 USD Gift Card if reside in the United States


Official Rules



The Panasonic eneloop 15th Anniversary Share to Win Instagram
Contest (the “Contest”) begins on September 16, 2021 at 6:00
p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) and ends on November 15,
2021 at 5:00 p.m. PDT (“Contest Period”). The computer clock
of the Administrator is the official time-keeping device in
the Contest. By participating, participants (“Participants”)
agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of
Panasonic Corporation Industrial Solutions Company Energy
Device Business Division (the “Sponsor”), which are binding
and final on matters relating to this Contest.

ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open only to legal
residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of
Columbia (NOT including residents of Puerto Rico or other U.S.
Territories), Canada (NOT including Quebec province) and
Australia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or the
age of majority in their state or province of primary
residence (whichever is older) at time of Contest Entry.
Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsor,
Transcosmos America, Inc., Southern Made Services, LLC (the
“Administrator”), Instagram, Inc., and each of their
respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and web-design,
advertising, marketing, fulfillment, judging and promotion
agencies, or other agency involved in the administration,
development, fulfillment and execution of this Contest, and
their immediate family members, as defined below, of each, and
those persons living in the same households, whether or not
related, are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
“Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents,
children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses,
and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean
people who share the same residence at least three (3) months
a year. Winning a Prize is contingent on fulfilling all
requirements in these Official Rules. All federal, state and
local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or
restricted. All Contest Entries are the property of the

HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period there
are two (2) ways to participate:
1) Contest Entry: To receive one (1) Contest
Entry (“Entry”) Participant can sign up or log in to
Participant’s Instagram account and follow @panasonic_eneloop
on Instagram. Then post a photo on your Instagram of any
device powered by eneloop and include a caption about what you
like about eneloop around one of these themes a) performance,
b) quality, c) design or d) sustainability and include the
hashtags #myeneloop and #Contest.
2) Digital Alternate Means of Entry: To
receive one (1) Digital Alternate Means of Entry (“AMOE
Entry”) without making a purchase or using a mobile device
send an email to and
provide your full name, email address and country of
residence. All AMOE Entries must be received by November 15,
2021 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.

Once an Entry is submitted, it cannot be modified in any
manner by Participant. Limit of four (4) (any combination
of) Contest Entries or AMOE Entries per person using only
one (1) Instagram handle and email per Contest
Entries received from any person in excess of the above stated
limitation will be deemed void. Each Entry will be deemed to
have been submitted by one (1) Participant, regardless of the
number of people who might appear in or otherwise help create
an Entry. In the event of any dispute concerning the identity
of any Participant, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the
natural person who is the authorized holder of the
transmitting user account. Sponsor’s computer is the official
time keeping device for the Contest. Entries generated by
script, macro or other automated means and Entries by any
means which subvert the entry process are void.

All Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor
and may be used by Sponsor in any manner, in any media, now
known and hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity. By submitting an
Entry, each Participant agrees that they will not use their
Entry for any purpose other than to submit an Entry in
connection with the Contest, and further agree that they will
not distribute their Entry or otherwise make it available
through any channel. Any other use of Entry is prohibited and
may be grounds for disqualification and/or legal action for

By submitting an Entry, each Participant acknowledges and
agrees that Sponsor may obtain many Entries in connection with
this Contest and/or other Contests staged and/or sponsored by
the Sponsor, and that such Entries may be similar or identical
in theme, idea, format or other respects to other Entries
submitted in connection with this Contest and/or other
Contests sponsored by the Sponsor or submitted for other
reasons or other materials developed by the Sponsor.
Participant waives any and all claims Participant may have
had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that any Entry
and/or other works accepted, reviewed and/or used by the
Sponsor (or its respective designees) may be similar to
his/her Entry, or that any compensation is due to Participant
in connection with such Entry or other works used by Sponsor.

By submitting an Entry, each Participant irrevocably grants
Sponsor and its assignees the use of Participant’s Instagram
handle, country of residence, photograph, image and/or
likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and
promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter
known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by
Sponsor and its assignees, without compensation (except to the
extent prohibited by law) or additional consents and without
prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific
written consent to such use if asked to do so. In addition, if
any other persons appear in a Photo or any part of an Entry,
Participant agrees that prior to submitting their Entry,
Participant has obtained the written consent of each such
person who appears, granting Sponsor and its assignees the use
of participant’s Instagram handle, country of residence,
photograph, image and/or likeness for programming,
advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all
media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet,
and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its assignees, without
compensation (except to the extent prohibited by law) or
additional consents and without prior notice, approval or
inspection, and to execute specific written consent to such
use if asked to do so. Sponsor reserves the rights to request
proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor
from any Participant at any time. Failure to provide such
proof, if requested, may result in disqualification, at
Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Participant must have an Instagram account. Participant may
obtain an account for free by visiting and following the instructions on how to create a profile
and/or by downloading the Instagram application to a mobile
device and following the prompts to create a profile.
Participant must agree to comply with the Instagram Terms of
Use in order to create an Instagram account. If Participant’s
Instagram profile is set to “Private” setting, corresponding
entries may be disqualified and ineligible for consideration
in the Contest. If Participant chooses to submit via Instagram
on a web-enabled mobile device, data rates may apply. This
Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by,
or associated with Instagram.

Participants may not contract with, or pay for, any outside
consulting firm, agency or other service for any assistance or
guidance in the creation of the Entry. The Entry must consist
solely of the original work of the Participant. The
Participant represents and warrants that the Entry is suitable
for display or publication; it does not contain any obscene or
pornographic material, it does not depict in any way any
individual under 18 years of age, does not contain any
defamatory statements, it does not contain words or symbols
that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a
certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or
socioeconomic group, it does not include threats to any
person, place, business or group, it does not contain any
references to alcohol, controlled substances or other unlawful
activities, it does not invade the privacy or other rights of
any person, firm or entity, it does not contain trademarks,
logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or
building exteriors/interiors) owned by third parties other
than appropriate Sponsor’s products (as referenced above),
does not contain any third person’s personal information, such
as personal names or e-mail addresses, does not contain
materials owned by third parties (including photographs,
sculptures, paintings and other works of art or images
published on or in websites, television, movies or other
media), does not contain materials embodying the names,
likenesses, voices, or performances identifying any
celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or
dead or the names, likenesses, voices, or performances of any
individual other than Participant without their permission,
does not communicate messages or images inconsistent with
Sponsor’s reputation, image and/or goodwill, does not violate
any law or regulation, or is otherwise inappropriate,
objectionable, or unsuitable for the uses contemplated in
these Official Rules, including for broadcast, as determined
by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

All Entries will be reviewed for content before being judged;
however, such review does not relieve the Participant from
responsibility for compliance with all of these Official
Rules. Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules or
that otherwise contain prohibited, or inappropriate contents
as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be
disqualified and will not be considered for any prize. Sponsor
in its sole and absolute discretion makes the final
determination as to which Entries are eligible to take part in
this Contest and be considered for a prize. Any and all
information provided in connection with this Contest is
subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at

All entries in the Contest become the property of the Sponsor.
The Sponsor collects personal information from Participants to
conduct the Contest and may, in the course of business,
disclose the personal information to third parties, as
required. Entry in this Contest is conditional on provision of
the personal information requested.

JUDGING: Entries will be judged by a panel of
experienced marketing and advertising professionals.

Phase 1: All eligible Entries received
by Sponsor will be judged by panel based on the following
criteria (the “Judging Criteria”): 1) Authenticity – The
caption is conveyed in a manner which provides insight into
their experience with the battery (25%), 2) Contextual
Relevance – The photo is relevant and appropriate to the
indicated theme (25%), 3) Originality- The Entry is unique and
original (50%). In the event of a tie, the Entry(ies) with the
highest score in the Originality criterion will be determined
a winner.

Phase 2: The Finalists Entries will be
judged based on the Judging Criteria provided above by a
separate panel of judges consisting of Sponsor’s
representatives. The one hundred fifty (150) Finalist Entries
with the highest score will be declared the potential Grand
Prize Winners (“Winners”). In the event of a tie, the Entry
with the highest score in the Originality criterion will be
determined the potential winner of the applicable prize.

Thirty-seven (37) Contest Prizes from the total prize pool
will be reserved for potential AMOE Entry winners. The
potential AMOE Entry winners will be selected in a random
drawing held on or about December 3, 2021. Odds of winning
will depend on the number of eligible AMOE Entries received
during the Contest Period.

Potential AMOE Entry winners will be notified by e-mail. If
Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner or a potential
winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, Prize
will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate
winner may be selected. Sponsor reserves the right not to
award the allotted AMOE Entry Prizes in the event Sponsor is
unable to identify and confirm winners for the Prizes after
attempting to contact alternate winners.

potential Finalist will be notified by direct message on
Instagram on or about December 3, 2021 the account provided in
his/her Entry and will be required to provide an email address
and complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and
Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other
documents required by Sponsor, all of which must be returned
within three (3) days from the first attempted notification.
Potential Finalists who fail to provide any of the documents
or assets set forth above within three (3) Days of first
attempted notification, including without limitation,
affidavits, consents, will be disqualified. Return of
notification as undeliverable, failure to complete and return
requested documentation within the specified time period, the
inability of Sponsor to contact a potential Finalist within a
reasonable time period (whether due to a change in email
address or otherwise) or noncompliance with these Official
Rules by the potential Finalist will result in
disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, a
runner-up Finalist may be selected and notified for the
applicable prize. Finalists understand and agree that Sponsor
reserves the right to edit or otherwise revise each potential
Finalist’s Entry for any reason, including without limitation,
creative reasons, and for technical reasons. Sponsor reserves
the right to require Participant to return a signed hard-copy
of any documents, consents or releases referenced herein or as
may be needed, in Sponsor’s sole determination, to reflect and
effectuate the rights and releases granted hereunder. If any
potential Finalist is at least 18 but still considered a minor
in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the
right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or
legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all
requirements imposed on such potential Finalist set forth
herein. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background
check of any and all records of potential Finalists,
including, without limitation, civil and criminal court
records and police reports, and entry in the Contest
constitutes Participant’s permission for Sponsor to conduct
such background check, provided that, to the extent additional
authorization is necessary under law, Finalists shall
authorize such check. Sponsor reserves the right (at its sole
discretion) to disqualify any Finalist based on the results of
the background check (e.g. for any felony conviction or crime
of moral turpitude) or failure of the Finalist to properly
authorize such check.

CONTEST PRIZES (150): There are one hundred
fifty (150) Prizes (“Prize(s)”) available to be awarded. Prize
Winner (“Winner”) will receive an $150 USD Gift
Card if reside in the United States, an $190 CAD
Gift Card if reside in Canada and an $200 AUD
Gift Card if reside in Australia., and Gift Cards may be
redeemed for merchandise on, and Gift Cards cannot be used to purchase another
Gift Card. Promotional offers or discounts do not apply to the
purchase of Gift Cards. Gift Cards are not returnable and
cannot be redeemed for cash unless required by law. If the
amount of the Gift Card(s) does NOT cover the total order
amount, the remainder of the purchase balance can be paid with
an accepted alternate form of payment. The Gift Card will not
expire as long as there is value remaining on the Gift Card.
It can be used anytime. Any remaining value that is left on a
Gift Card will be stored and available for your next purchase.
We ask that Winners safeguard their card and treat the Gift
Card the same cash. No reproductions will be accepted. No cash
value, except as required by law. Internet access and printer
may be required. Not valid with any other offer. Not for
resale; void if sold or exchanged. We are not able to replace
or replenish Gift Cards that are lost, stolen or used without
authorization., and are not
sponsors of the Promotion or affiliated with Panasonic.
Restrictions apply, see Gift Card Terms and Conditions, Gift Card Terms
Conditions and Gift Card Terms and

The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize is $150
USD, $190 CAD or $200 AUD depending on winner’s country of

Total ARV of all Prizes available in this Contest is
$22,500 USD.

The maximum value of the Prize set forth above represents the
Sponsor’s good faith determination of the maximum ARV thereof,
and the actual fair market value, as ultimately determined the
Sponsor, cannot be challenged or appealed.

Prize consists only of the elements expressly set forth above;
no other elements are included in the Prize and all such
expenses are the sole responsibility of Winner. Winner is
responsible for all applicable federal, state, local sales and
income taxes and any costs, expense(s) or fees whatsoever in
connection with the Prize not specifically provided herein. In
the event that, for reasons beyond their control and not
related to the Winner, the Sponsor or independent third-party
company is unable to award any Prize as described in these
Official Rules (including if the designated Prize should
become unavailable for any reason), the Sponsor will
substitute the Prize with another prize of similar nature and
equal or greater value at its sole discretion. The Prize is
non-assignable and non-transferable and is not redeemable for
cash and no substitution will be made except as provided
herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a selected Winner
is unable to accept a Prize in its entirety for any reason,
the selected Winner will forfeit the Prize and the Prize may
be awarded to an alternate Winner. All Contest Entries and
potential Winners are subject to verification by the Sponsor
and the Administrator, whose decisions are final and binding.
No compensation will be paid in lieu of a Prize.

Prizes will be awarded provided that a sufficient number of
Contest Entries are received and the Prizes are claimed in
accordance with the dates and times specified above.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Contest qualification is
determined when Entry is submitted. Proof of identity and/or
residence reasonably satisfactory to the Sponsor and/or the
Administrator may be required to verify eligibility. The
Sponsor and the Administrator have the right to determine
Contest eligibility in their discretion; all decisions
concerning Contest eligibility are final. Any effort to
circumvent the Contest limits, requirements or other terms
(including, but not limited to, providing fictitious
information or concealing identity or location) voids
submissions and disqualifies the person from participating in
the Contest.

By participating, Participants accept and agree to: (i) be
bound by these Official Rules, all applicable laws and the
decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in
all matters; (ii) waive any rights to claim ambiguity with
respect to the Official Rules; and (iii) waive all of his/her
rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against any
of the Released Parties (as defined below). Released Parties
(as defined below) are not responsible or liable for Contest
Entries that are entered by other than human means (such as by
an automated computer program or any non-human mechanism,
entity, or device), in excess of the stated limit, or for
Contest Entries that are late, forged, destroyed, lost,
misplaced, stolen, misdirected, tampered with, incomplete,
deleted, damaged, garbled, or otherwise not in compliance with
these Official Rules, and all such Contest Entries will be
disqualified, or emails or other errors or difficulties of any
kind whether human, technical, electronic, mechanical,
network, seeding, computer, typographical, printing or
otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest,
including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which
may occur in connection with the administration of the
Contest, the processing of Prize redemptions, emails, Contest
Entries, the announcement of the Winners, or in any
Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not
responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information,
whether caused by Website users, tampering, hacking, or by any
equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the
Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or
damage to Participant’s or to any other person’s computer
related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or
downloading materials from or use of the Website. Persons who
tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or who are in
violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by the
Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Contest
Entries will be void. Should any portion of the Contest be, in
the Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by non-authorized
human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion
of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration,
security, fairness or proper play or submission of Contest
Entries, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion
to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest. If terminated, at
its discretion, the Sponsor reserves the right to select the
potential Prize Winner from all eligible, non-suspect Prize
claims received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed
fair and appropriate by the Sponsor. In no event will the
Released Parties be liable for more than the stated number of
Prizes in these Official Rules. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN
Participants, by participating, agree that the Sponsor, the
Administrator, Panasonic Energy Corporation of America, and
each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and
advertising and Contest agencies and promotional partners and
all of their respective officers, directors, employees,
shareholders, representatives and agents (collectively,
“Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and
shall be held harmless by Participants against, any liability,
for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including
death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part,
directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or
use of a Prize (including any travel or activity related
thereto) or participation in this Contest. Each Prize is
offered and provided “as is” with no warranty or guarantee by
the Sponsor, either express or implied. Any and all warranties
and/or guarantees on the Prizes (if any) are subject to the
manufacturer’s terms therefore, and Winner agrees to look
solely to such manufacturer(s) for any such warranty and/or
guarantee. By participating in the Contest, each Winner
acknowledges that the Released Parties have not and will not
obtain or provide insurance of any kind relating to the
Prizes. Neither the Administrator, or any of their respective
parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are a sponsor or
co-sponsor of this Contest. Each Winner, by acceptance of a
Prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for
the Sponsor and its designees to use his/her Instagram handle,
country of residence, photograph, voice and/or other likeness
and Prize information for advertising, trade and promotional
purposes without further compensation, in all media now known
or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without
notice or review or approval. In case of dispute as to the
identity of any Participant, entry will be declared made by
the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted
at time of entry and he/she must comply with these Official
Rules. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural
person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access
provider, online service provider, or other organization
(e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible
for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with
the submitted email address.

INDEMNITY: Participant agrees to release,
indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Released Parties from
any and all liability (including, but not limited to,
liability for any property loss, damage, personal injury,
bodily injury, death, loss, expense, accident, delay,
inconvenience or irregularity), costs and expenses (including
without limitation, reasonable outside attorney’s fees)
arising out of or relating in any way to: (a) participation or
inability to participate in the Contest, (b) typographical
errors in the Official Rules or any Contest promotional
materials, (c) acceptance or possession, defects in, use,
misuse or inability to use an Prize (or any component
thereof), (d) any change by any company or any other person
providing any of the components of a Prize due to reasons
beyond any of the Released Parties’ control or as otherwise
permitted hereunder, (e) any interruptions in or postponement,
cancellation, or modification of the Contest, (f) human error,
(g) incorrect or inaccurate transcription, or transmission of
any part of the Contest Entry (including, without limitation,
the entry information or any parts thereof), any technical
malfunctions or unavailability of the Contest site or any
telephone network, computer online system, computer dating
mechanism, computer equipment, software, or internet service
provider utilized by any of the Released Parties or by you,
(i) interruption or inability to access the Contest, any
Contest-related web pages, or any online service via the
internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems,
(j) any damage to your (or any third person’s) computer and/or
its contents related to or resulting from any part of the
Contest, (k) any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions,
interruptions, defects, and/or any other errors or
malfunctions, (l) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act
or omissions on the part of any of the Released Parties, or
any of their agents or employees, or (m) any other cause,
condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of any one or
more of the Released Parties. Each Winner hereby acknowledges
that the Released Parties have neither made nor are in any
manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation
or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative
to any Prize or component thereof, including any express or
implied warranties provided by any of the Prize suppliers
associated with this Contest

Participants assume all liability for an injury or damage
caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this
Contest, or the acceptance, receipt, or use of any Prize or
Prize component. Participants further agree that in any cause
of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to
the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in
no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s

BINDING ARBITRATION: Except where required by
law, Participants waive all rights to trial in any action or
proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules
or the Contest (including any activity related thereto). Any
controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these
Official Rules or the Contest shall be settled by binding
arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration
rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such
controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual
basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with
any claim or controversy of any other party.

international, federal, state and local laws and regulations
apply. Void where prohibited by law. All issues and questions
concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and
enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and
obligations of any Participant and the Sponsor in connection
with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in
accordance with, the substantive laws of Japan without giving
effect to any choice of law or conflict of laws rules (whether
of Japan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the
application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Japan.
Any action seeking legal or equitable relief arising out of or
relating to the Contest or these Official Rules shall be
brought only in the courts of the Osaka District Court of
Japan. You hereby irrevocably consent to the personal
jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum
non-convenience or lack of personal jurisdiction they may

WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the Winners
(available after January 7, 2022, send a self-addressed
stamped envelope to: Panasonic eneloop 15th Anniversary Share
to Win Instagram Contest Winner PO Box 90130, Nashville, TN
37209, for Sponsor’s receipt no later than March 31, 2022.

SPONSOR: Panasonic Corporation Industrial
Solutions Company Energy Device Business Division,
Matsushita-cho, Moriguchi City, Osaka 570-8511, Japan

// End of Official Rules //

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