Refinery29 – Intuit – Win American Express gift card in the amount of $2000 and one Intuit Suite of products including QuickBooks SelfEmployed TurboTax and Mint
Refinery29 + Intuit SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND
WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID IN ALASKA, HAWAII, AND RHODE
ISLAND AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
This Sweepstakes may only be entered in or from the 48 contiguous United States (excluding
Rhode Island), and the District of Columbia and entries originating from any other jurisdiction
are not eligible for entry. This Sweepstakes is governed exclusively by the laws of the United
States. You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within
the 48 contiguous United States (excluding Rhode Island) and the District of Columbia.
1. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY START/END DATES. The Sweepstakes begins at 04:05:00 pm Eastern
Time on March 27, 2018 and ends at 04:05:00 pm Eastern Time on April 17, 2018 (“Sweepstakes
2. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open solely to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous
states of the United States (excluding Rhode Island) and the District of Columbia, who are at least
eighteen (18) years of age and over the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of
entry. Entrants must have either a valid social security number or a valid U.S. personal tax identification
to participate. Employees, officers and directors of Refinery 29 Inc. and Intuit Inc. (collectively the
“Sponsor”), and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, advertising and
promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of promotion materials, and their immediate families
(parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of
such employees, officers and directors are not eligible to enter. The Sweepstakes is subject to all
applicable federal, state and local laws.
3. HOW TO ENTER:
a. During the Sweepstakes Period, go to Sponsor’s page, located at
http://www.refinery29.com/tax-season-intuit-personal-finances-relief (“Sponsor’s Page”),
and enter your email address and click the “submit” button. You must have an email
address to enter via this method. An email address is free.
b. During the Sweepstakes Period, you may also enter the Sweepstakes by mail as follows.
On a plain 3” x 5” index card, legibly handprint or type your first name, last name, date of
birth, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code),
and email address (if any) and mail your completed 3” x 5” card to Refinery29
Sweepstakes, Attention: Refinery29 + Intuit Sweepstakes Entry, 225 Broadway, 23rd
Floor, New York, NY 10007. To be considered eligible in the Sweepstakes, your entry must
be postmarked no later than April 17, 2018. Each card received will be considered as one
entry for that entrant.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by these Official Rules,
policies or regulations.
Limit one (1) entry per person/per email address, regardless of method of entry. Multiple entrants are
not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the
stated number of entries by using multiple/different email address, 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 email address, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter this
Sweepstakes 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 for the domain associated with the submitted address. The
potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
If you choose to enter using your mobile phone, standard data fees may apply. You should consult
your wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. You agree to incur any and all charges
demanded by their wireless carrier. You should also check your device’s features for capabilities and
check the device manual for specific use instructions.
Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Only fully completed entries are eligible. Proof of
submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.
4. REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant warrants and represents
that: (a) entrant’s entry does not contain any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant, or
which are subject to the rights of third parties; (b) entrant’s entry is not a duplicate of any other submitted
entries; (c) entrant’s entry will not violate any law, rule or regulation or infringe on any rights of any third
http://www.refinery29.com/terms-and-conditions). By submitting an entry, entrant agrees that Sponsor,
in its sole discretion, may remove any entry and disqualify an entrant from the Sweepstakes if it
believes, in its sole discretion, which the entrant’s entry fails to conform to the foregoing or these Official
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all
matters relating to this Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, interpretation and application of these
Official Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by
these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating
to the Sweepstakes.
By submitting an entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the entry to be posted on
www.refinery29.com and other websites, applications, or social media platforms (including those of
Sponsor). Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any
unauthorized use of entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any
5. PRIZE SELECTION/ODDS: The winning entry for the prize will be chosen in a random drawing from
all eligible entries during the Sweepstakes Period on or about April 23, 2018. Odds of winning depend
on the number of eligible entries received for the drawing. Subject to verification of eligibility and
compliance with these Official Rules, the entrant that entered the winning entry chosen as determined
by the Sponsor, will be deemed the potential prize winner.
6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: On or about April 23, 2018, the potential Sweepstakes winner will be
notified. If an email address has been provided by a potential winner, that potential winner will be
notified via email at the email address provided by potential winner. If no email address has been
provided by a potential winner, that potential winner will be notified by telephone at the telephone
number provided by such potential winner in her mail-in entry. A potential winner must respond to
Sponsor’s notification within five (5) business days after the date of notification. A potential winner’s
failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified five (5) business days will be considered
such potential winner’s forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of
eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the
pool of eligible entries. After initial contact has been made, subsequent communication may take place
via e-mail or telephone. A potential winner may be required to sign and return, where legal, an
Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and/or rights transfer document within
seven (7) calendar days of receipt. If such document is not returned within the specified time period, a
prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or a potential winner is not in compliance with
these Official Rules, that potential winner’s prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be
selected. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. In the event of a dispute as to the
identity of any potential winner, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to select another winner
and the unidentifiable potential winner will forfeit all rights to a prize.
7. PRIZE(S): One (1) winner will receive one (1) Prize: One (1) American Express gift card in the amount
of two thousand dollars ($2,000); and one (1) Intuit Suite of products including QuickBooks SelfEmployed,
TurboTax and Mint.
Prize is subject to applicable terms and conditions.
The approximate retail value of the Prize is $2,204. The Prize is non-transferable. No substitutions or
cash redemptions. In the case of unavailability of the Prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute
the Prize with a prize of equal or greater value. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. All unspecified
expenses are the responsibility of winner. Limit one (1) prize per person or household.
The prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. The winner is
responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and
expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. Where
applicable, taxes may be withheld by Sponsor and Sponsor shall have no obligation to adjust the prize
or otherwise compensate the winner for any taxes withheld. The winner agrees to furnish Sponsor with
and/or execute any additional document requested by Sponsor in connection with the awarding of the
8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules
and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes;
and (b) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph/video, image and/or likeness for
editorial, administrative, 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
designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any
third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use
if asked to do so. By participating, entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on
their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Sweepstakes without the prior
consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.
9. LIABILITY: BY PARTICIPATING, ENTRANTS AND THE WINNER AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD
HARMLESS SPONSOR, INTUIT INC., AND THEIR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONS AGENCIES
AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS,
REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS,
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS (COLLECTIVELY, “RELEASED PARTIES”), FROM ANY AND ALL
LIABILITY, 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, PREPARATION FOR, TRAVEL TO, OR
PARTICIPATION IN SWEEPSTAKES, OR POSSESSION, ACCEPTANCE AND/OR USE OR MISUSE
OF PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY AND FOR ANY
CLAIMS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, INVASION OF PRIVACY, COPYRIGHT
INFRINGEMENT, TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT OR ANY OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYRELATED
CAUSE OF ACTION. THE FOREGOING LIABILITIES ARE TO THE MAXIMUM EXTEND
PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
10. MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged,
inaccurate, illegible, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Entries; or for lost, interrupted
or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections,
availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable
transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions
or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of
any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or
otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or
difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing
of entries, the drawing for the prize, the announcement of the prize, or the incorrect uploading of any
Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or
inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or
programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for
injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes
or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of
the Sweepstakes or the applications or websites of any Released Party, or who act in an
unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely
determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion
of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, 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 entries, Sponsor reserves the right at
its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion,
select the potential winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor may seek equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction.
If any provision of these rules is held to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision shall be limited or
eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these rules otherwise remain in full force and effect
and enforceable. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE SPONSOR’S WEBSITES
OR APPLICATIONS OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES
MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE
MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES
(INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF
THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
12. ARBITRATION/GOVERNING LAW: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, AS A CONDITION OF
PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, ENTRANT AGREES THAT (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES
AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS PROMOTION, OR ANY
PRIZES AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM
OF CLASS ACTION, AND EXCLUSIVELY BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION UNDER THE
RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION AND HELD IN THE STATE OF NEW
YORK, CITY OF NEW YORK; (2) THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT SHALL GOVERN THE
INTERPRETATION, ENFORCEMENT AND ALL PROCEEDINGS AT SUCH ARBITRATION; AND (3)
JUDGMENT UPON SUCH ARBITRATION AWARD MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING
JURISDICTION. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN
AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT 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 PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION), AND ENTRANT FURTHER
WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED. THE ARBITRATION
SHALL BE CONDUCTED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, CITY OF NEW YORK.
THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY
AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT
REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration
as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an
arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes, the parties
irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts
located in or closest to the County of New York in the State of New York. The parties agree not to raise
the defense of forum non conveniens.
13. USE OF DATA. Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants, in accordance with its privacy
the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information
14. REQUEST FOR WINNER: For the name of the winners, available after April 23, 2018 through May 23,
2018 send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope to: Refinery29 + Intuit, Refinery 29 Inc., 225 Broadway,
23rd Floor, New York, NY 10007. Vermont residents may omit return postage.
15. Sponsor: Refinery 29 Inc., 225 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10007.
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