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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.
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram Inc. or Twitter Inc.
1. Eligibility: #VenmoItForward Giveaway (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 and “Friends” (defined below) 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 the 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 decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein, including a review of entrant’s and Friend’s (defined below) public social profile. If an entrant or Friend has engaged in conduct on its public social profile that could damage the reputation of or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor or any of the Released Parties, as determined by Sponsor in its discretion, entrant and Friend will be disqualified.
2. Sponsor: PayPal, Inc., 2211 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95131.
3. Timing: The Sweepstakes takes place on February 14, 2022, starting at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). The Sweepstakes consists of two (2) “Entry Periods” as set forth in the chart below. Twitter’s and Instagram’s servers are the official time-keeping devices for the Sweepstakes.
Approximate Drawing Date/Time
February 14 at 12:00 a.m.
February 14 at 9:00 a.m.
February 14 at 10:00 a.m.
February 14 at 12:00 a.m.
February 14 at 11:59 p.m.
February 15, 2022
4. How to Enter:
Participation Requirements: To participate, you will need to have a Twitter and/or Instagram account (each a “Social Account”). Creating each Social Account is free but is subject to the applicable terms and conditions (http://twitter.com/tos), or (http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/#). If entering via a mobile device and using your wireless carrier’s network, standard data charges from your wireless carrier may apply.
Entry Requirements for Instagram: Locate Sponsor’s Sweepstakes Post that is posted at the start of the Promotion Period and links to these Official Rules (https://venmo.me/vif) and take the following actions during the Promotion Period to receive an entry:
(1) Follow @Venmo on Instagram;
(2) Comment on the Sweepstakes Post including your Venmo handle and “@ mention” one (1) person with whom you have a personal relationship who meets the criteria described in Sponsor’s Instagram post (herein “Friend”). Your comment need not include any other content, including any positive reference about Sponsors products and services. However, if you choose to include additional content, it must be your original work and must not be indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, disparage Sponsor, or any other person or party, or contain material that is unlawful in any way;
(3) Share Sponsor’s Sweepstakes Post to your Instagram Story and include @Venmo and #sweepstakes in prominent large print on Sweepstakes Post when sharing; and
(4) There is no requirement that either entrant’s or Friend’s Instagram handle is public. However, entrant must not change their Instagram handle during the Promotion Period and until the prizes are awarded (as described in Section 6). If your Friend changes their Instagram handle, they may not be offered a prize.
By completing the above requirements, you will receive one (1) entry in each applicable Entry Period drawing associated with the time of your Instagram comment for the prices offered to Instagram users. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any comment that it finds unlawful, or in violation of these Official Rules, or any entrant whose public social profile demonstrates conduct that could damage the reputation of or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor.
Limit: Each person may enter up to ten (10) times.
Entry Requirements for Twitter: Locate Sponsor’s Sweepstakes Tweet that is posted at the start of the Promotion Period and links to these Official Rules (https://venmo.me/vif) and take the following actions during the Promotion Period to receive an entry:
(1) Follow @Venmo on Twitter;
(2) Retweet Sponsor’s Tweet and include a comment with your Venmo handle and tag one (1) person with whom you have a personal relationship who meets the criteria described in Sponsor’s Tweet (herein “Friend”). You may tag your Friend within your Tweet (herein a “Quote Tweet”) or you may tag your Friend as a “Reply” to Sponsor’s Sweepstakes Tweet.
(3) You need not include any additional content with your Retweet/Quote Tweet (including any positive reference about Sponsor’s products and services), other than tagging one (1) friend. However, if you choose to include additional content, it must be your original work and must not be indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, disparage Sponsor, or any other person or party, or contain material that is unlawful in any way; and
(4) There is no requirement that either entrant’s or Friend’s Twitter handle is public. However, entrant must not change their Twitter handle during the Promotion Period and until the prizes are awarded (as described in Section 6). If your Friend changes their Twitter handle, they may not be offered a prize.
By completing the above requirements, you will receive one (1) entry in each applicable Entry Period drawing associated with the time of your Tweet for the prizes offered to Twitter users. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any Retweet that it finds unlawful, or in violation of these Official Rules or any entrant whose public social profile demonstrates conduct that could damage the reputation of or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor.
Limit: Each person may enter up to ten (10) times.
Entry Limitations: Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter/Instagram account. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different Twitter/Instagram accounts, 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 Twitter/Instagram 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 Twitter/Instagram account. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Released Parties (as defined in Section 8, below) are not responsible for lost, late, unreceived, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions or failure to receive Submissions due to limitation of third-party social network platforms all of which will be void.
5. Sponsor’s Use of Social Post Content: Retweeting/Commenting constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission.
6. Prize Drawing: Sponsor’s 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 winning entries from all eligible entries received through Instagram during each Entry Period and will randomly select potential winning entries from all eligible entries received through Twitter during each Entry Period as set forth in the chart in Section 3.
If the potential winner is offered a prize equal or greater to $600 or as a result of this Sweepstakes or will have won prizes cumulatively valued at $600 or greater in one calendar year, they will be required to sign and return an IRS Form W-9, which must be received by Sponsor within three (3) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize. Otherwise, entrants who are selected as winners will not be required to take any action to claim the prize. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the IRS Form W-9 or provide the requested information within the required time period (where applicable), the potential winner forfeits the prize. 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.
Once the winner for a prize has been confirmed, @Venmo will notify the Friend that was @mentioned on the winning Instagram comment or tagged on the winning Comment/Quote Tweet and offer the Friend the same prize offered to the applicable winner. Friends will be required to provide their full name, email address, and phone number associated with their Venmo account to claim the prize offered within two (2) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent. In addition where the value of the prize that is offered is $600 or the cumulative prizes offered to a particular Friend during the calendar year is equal to $600 or more, the Friend will also be required to complete a an IRS Form W-9 within three (3) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent in order to claim the prize offered. If the Friend fails to follow directions to claim the prize offered, this prize will not be awarded.
Entry Period 1 Prizes:
SIX (6) FIRST PRIZES (three (3) awarded to Instagram entrants and three (3) awarded to Twitter entrants): $250 transferred into winner’s Venmo account.
SIX (6) FRIEND FIRST PRIZES (offered to the one (1) Friend @mentioned by each Instagram First Prize winner and to the one (1) Friend tagged by each Twitter First Prize winner): $250 transferred into Friend’s Venmo account.
FOURTEEN (14) SECOND PRIZES (ten (10) awarded to Instagram entrants and four (4) awarded to Twitter entrants): $100 transferred into winner’s Venmo account.
FOURTEEN (14) FRIEND SECOND PRIZES (offered to one (1) Friend @mentioned by each Instagram Second Prize winner and one (1) Friend tagged by each Twitter Second prize winner): $100 transferred into Friend’s Venmo account.
Entry Period 2 Prizes:
TWO (2) GRAND PRIZES (one (1) awarded to an Instagram entrant and one (1) awarded to a Twitter entrant): $500 transferred into winner’s Venmo account.
TWO (2) FRIEND GRAND PRIZES (offered to the one (1) Friend @mentioned by the Instagram Grand Prize winner and the one (1) Friend tagged by the Twitter Grand Prize winner): $500 transferred into Friend’s Venmo account.
TWO (2) FIRST PRIZES (one (1) awarded to an Instagram entrant and one (1) awarded to a Twitter entrant): $250 transferred into winner’s Venmo account.
TWO (2) FRIEND FIRST PRIZES (offered to the one (1) Friend @mentioned by the Instagram First Prize winner and the one (1) Friend tagged by the Twitter First prize winner): $250 transferred into Friend’s Venmo account.
SIX (6) SECOND PRIZES (four (4) awarded to Instagram entrants and two (2) awarded to Twitter entrants): $100 transferred into winner’s Venmo account.
SIX (6) FRIEND SECOND PRIZES (offered to the one (1) Friend @mentioned by each Instagram Second Prize winner and the one (1) Friend tagged by each Twitter Second Prize winner): $100 transferred into Friend’s Venmo account.
For All Prizes: 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 and Friend. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen prize or any prize that is undeliverable or does not reach the winner/Friend because of an incorrect or changed address or other contact information. If winner/Friend 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. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received for the applicable social platform used to enter during the Promotion Period. Limit: one (1) prize per person. Total ARV of all prizes: $10,000.
Taxes: Prize recipients (winners and Friends) are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Where cumulative prizes won through the Venmo social programs are equal to $600 or more, an IRS Form 1099-MISC will be issued.
8. Release: By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, Twitter, Inc., Instagram, Inc., 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.
9. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, prize information, likeness, entry, photograph (including, without limitation, winner’s Twitter/Instagram profile photo), voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
10. 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.
11. 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, not received, 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.
12. 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.
14. Winner List: For a winner list, visit https://bit.ly/3EehHTH. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.
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