Paypal Venmo – Holiday Sweepstakes

Nav

Log in(opens in a new tab)
Get Venmo(opens in a new tab)
blank asset – Image

Venmo Holiday Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
A VENMO ACCOUNT IN GOOD STANDING IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE A PRIZE. PARTICIPATION AND RECEIPT OF THE PRIZE IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE VENMO USER AGREEMENT. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES YOU AGREE TO THESE RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE PARTICIPATING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR FROM YOU.
1. Eligibility: Venmo’s Holiday Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Entrants must have a Venmo account in good standing at the time of winner notification. Employees of PayPal Inc., Merkle Inc., and their parent and affiliate companies as well as their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules. Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
2. Sponsor: PayPal, Inc., 2211 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95131. Administrator: Merkle Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075.
3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on December 5, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”), ends on December 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”), and consists of four (4) entry periods (each an “Entry Period”) as listed in the chart below. Sponsor’s servers are the official time-keeping devices for the Sweepstakes.

Entry Period
Begins (at 12:00 a.m. ET)
Ends (at 11:59 p.m. ET)
Drawing on/around
1
December 5, 2022
December 8, 2022
December 9, 2022
2
December 9, 2022
December 13, 2022
December 15, 2022
3
December 15, 2022
December 22, 2022
December 23, 2022
4
December 23, 2022
December 31, 2022
January 2, 2023

4. How to Enter: There are two (2) ways to enter. During the Promotion Period:

a. Use Venmo Gift Wrapping: Using your mobile device, make a Venmo payment of any value and include the “gift-wrapping” feature with your payment. To add the gift-wrapping to your payment take the following steps:
i. Tap the gift box icon to the right of the pay button when preparing your payment;
ii. Select one available gift wrapping options; and
iii. Tap the green pay button at the bottom of your screen to complete the payment and you automatically will receive one (1) entry into the applicable Entry Period.

Standard message and data rates may apply. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans prior to entering via your wireless mobile device. The Gift-Wrapping option is not available for payments where the sender or recipient is a business profile, payments made to multiple recipients, and payments made to an email or phone number instead of a Venmo handle

OPT OUT of the Sweepstakes: If you have completed Venmo payments using gift wrapping but do not wish to be included in the Sweepstakes drawing, you may opt out. If you would like to Opt-Out of this Sweepstakes, provide your Venmo handle and email address in the opt-out form here by January 1, 2023. If timely received, you will be removed from the Sweepstakes drawings.

b. Alternate Method Entry: To enter without making a Venmo payment, visit https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=FHkA-yBgdEOXfiG6xfP0yG56WKDOLRNHpmTPQn-ZHwxUODFRN1FYSk5YWVBGRUdKV0Y3VlJQQ1pFUS4u and follow the instructions to provide your name, Venmo account information, and age. You will receive one (1) entry into the applicable Entry Period.

Entry Limit: Each person may enter up to twenty (20) times during the Promotion Period by any combination of entry methods. Entries will carry-over into subsequent Entry Period drawings, if applicable. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different Venmo Accounts, email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the Venmo Account used to register 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 used to create the Venmo Account. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

5. Prize Drawing: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winners from all eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period, on or around the dates listed above in Section 3. Confirmed winners will receive notification when their prize is delivered. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted or fails to provide any other requested information within the required time period (if applicable), or the prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits the prize. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason or forfeits the prize, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.

6. Prizes:

ENTRY PERIOD 1: FIFTEEN (15) GRAND PRIZES: $500 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $500. TEN (10) FIRST PRIZES: $250 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. ARV: $250. FIFTY (50) SECOND PRIZES: $100 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. ARV: $100. ONE HUNDRED TEN (110) FIRST PRIZES: $50 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. ARV: $50.

ENTRY PERIOD 2: FIFTEEN (15) GRAND PRIZES: $500 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $500. TEN (10) FIRST PRIZES: $250 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. ARV: $250. FIFTY (50) SECOND PRIZES: $100 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. ARV: $100. ONE HUNDRED TEN (110) FIRST PRIZES: $50 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. ARV: $50.

ENTRY PERIOD 3: FIVE (5) GRAND PRIZES: $500 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $500. FIVE (5) FIRST PRIZES: $250 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. ARV: $250. TEN (10) SECOND PRIZES: $100 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. ARV: $100. TWENTY-FIVE (25) FIRST PRIZES: $50 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. ARV: $50.

ENTRY PERIOD 4: TWO (2) GRAND PRIZES: $500 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $500. TWO (2) FIRST PRIZES: $250 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. ARV: $250. FIVE (5) SECOND PRIZES: $100 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. ARV: $100. TWENTY (20) FIRST PRIZES: $50 transferred into winner’s Venmo account. ARV: $50.

Venmo Accounts must remain in good standing through the time of prize award. Prize amounts will be distributed within approximately 10 business days of verification of all winners, subject to the Venmo User Agreement. If winner does not accept or use the entire prize, the unaccepted or unused part of the prize will be forfeited, and Sponsor will have no further obligation with respect to that prize or portion of the prize. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period. Limit: one (1) prize per person. Total ARV of all prizes: $50,000.

7. Release: By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

9. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, if any fraud, technical failures, human error, or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, or any event or cause beyond Sponsor’s control (e.g. events such as natural calamities, national emergencies, wide spread illnesses, declarations of war, acts of God, acts of terrorism) interferes with any aspect of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to fulfillment of the prize(s), as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance and may modify the prizes offered herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for Delaware or the appropriate Delaware State Court; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Delaware or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Delaware.

12. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy

13. Winner List: For a winner list, click here. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.

© 2022 Merkle Inc. All rights reserved.

Footer

Send & Receive

Pay with Venmo

Venmo for Business

Crypto

Resources

Company

Legal

Contact
(opens in a new tab)
(opens in a new tab)
(opens in a new tab)
(opens in a new tab)
Venmo is a service of PayPal, Inc., a licensed provider of money transfer services (NMLS ID: 910457). All money transmission is provided by PayPal, Inc. pursuant to PayPal, Inc.’s licenses. © 2021 PayPal, Inc.