Universal Studios Hollywood – The Secret Life Of Pets Off The Leash #petparentshaming Social Media – Win four (4) Universal Express tickets (“Tickets”) to Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Secret Life of Pets:Off the Leash #PetParentShaming Social Media Sweepstakes
May 5, 2020
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: No purchase necessary. The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash
#PetParentShaming Social Media Sw eepstakes (“Sw eepstakes”) begins at 8:00 a.m. PT on May 5, 2020 and
ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on May 31, 2020 (“Sw eepstakes Period”). All times in the Sw eepstakes Period refer to
Pacific Time (“PT”). Sw eepstakes is open only to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C. (including Alaska, Haw aii,
and Puerto Rico) w ho are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal U.S. and D.C. (including Alaska, Haw aii, and Puerto Rico) residents
w ho are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Officers, directors, and employees of Universal
City Studios LLC d/b/a Universal Studios Hollyw ood (“Sponsor”, “Administrator” and “Prize Provider”), members
of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses), and/or
persons living in the same households as such persons (w hether related or not) are ineligible to enter the
Sw eepstakes. Sponsor shall include Sponsor and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies and
administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development,
administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sw eepstakes. Void w here prohibited or restricted by law .
To participate in the Sw eepstakes via Instagram, Tw itter or Facebook, an eligible entrant (“Entrant”) must have
an account on Instagram, Tw itter, or Facebook (as applicable).
Entrants may create a Tw itter account at no cost by visiting https://tw itter.com/ or by dow nloading the Tw itter app
on a compatible mobile device. Creation of a Tw itter account requires an Entrant to agree to the Tw itter Terms of
its services, Entries (as defined below ) from users w ith protected or private accounts (i.e., Entrant has set their
account so that only people the entrant has approved can view their updates) may not be received.
Entrants may create an Instagram account at no cost by visiting https://w ww.instagram.com/ or by dow nloading
the Instagram app on a compatible mobile device. Creation of an Instagram account requires an Entrant to agree
(https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/). Due to the w ay Instagram operates its services, Entries (as defined
below ) from users w ith protected or private accounts (i.e., Entrant has set their account so that only people the
entrant has approved can view their updates) may not be received.
Entrants may create a Facebook account at no cost by visiting https://w ww.facebook.com/ or by dow nloading the
Facebook app on a compatible mobile device. Creation of a Facebook account requires an Entrant to agree to
Facebook’s Terms of Service (https://w ww.facebook.com/legal/terms) and Data Policy
This Sw eepstakes is in no w ay sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated w ith Instagram, Tw itter, or
Facebook. Each Entrant specifically agrees to release Instagram, Tw itter and Facebook from any and all liability
associated w ith this Sw eepstakes. Entries w ill be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the account
the entry is submitted from at the time of entry. The “authorized account holder” is the person w ho is assigned to
the Instagram/Tw itter/Facebook account by the online service provider.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 8:00 a.m. PT on May 4, 2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m.
PT on May 31, 2020. (“Sweepstakes Period”).
The Administrator’s computer is the official Sw eepstakes clock. There are tw o (2) w ays to enter the Sw eepstakes
– (1) via social media on Tw itter, Instagram and/or Facebook; and/or (2) via a postcard entry, all as set forth
A. Social Media Entry via Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook (each, a “Platform”):To enter via Tw itter or
Instagram, during the Sw eepstakes Period, post a photograph of the pet parent holding a shaming
confession letter w ith their pet(s) during the Sw eepstakes Period; (ii) use all of the follow ing hashtags
(“Required Sw eepstakes Hashtags”): “#PetParentShaming” “#SecretLifeOfPetsUSH” and “#Sw eepstakes”
and (iii) tag @UniStudios in the post.
To enter via Facebook, an entrant may visit the Sponsor’s Facebook Page
https://w ww.facebook.com/UniversalStudiosHollyw ood/ (“Page”). During the Sw eepstakes Period, Sponsor
w ill post one or more Facebook posts on the Page inviting participants to enter this Sw eepstakes (each, an
“Invitation Post”). To enter the Sw eepstakes on Facebook, an entrant must post an Entry (i.e., photograph of
the pet parent holding a shaming confession letter w ith their pet(s) and all of the Required Sw eepstakes
Hashtags) as a comment to the Invitation Post during the Sw eepstakes Period. After posting an Entry, an
Entrant w ill receive one (1) entry into the Sw eepstakes.
The content included in the Entry w illnot be judged or used in any w ay to determine the w inner. By entering
the Sw eepstakes and using the hashtags “#PetParentShaming” “#SecretLifeOfPetsUSH” and
“#Sw eepstakes”, Entrant hereby agrees to be bound by these Rules. Entries w illbe deemed made by the
authorized account holder of the Instagram account, Tw itter account, or Facebook account the Entry is
submitted from at the time of Entry. The “authorized account holder” is the person w ho is assigned to the
Instagram account, Tw itter account, or Facebook account by the online service provider. An Entrant must
have a non-private Tw itter account or Instagram account to enter the Sw eepstakes using Tw itter or
Instagram and must be a follow er of @UniStudios on the Platform used for forty (40) days after the end of
the Sw eepstakes Period for w inner notification purposes to be eligible to w in/claim a prize. The photograph
must be a new Instagram, Tw itter, or Facebook post. Placing the Required Sw eepstakes Hashtags and
tagging @UniStudios on an existing photograph posted prior to the start of the Sw eepstakes w illnot be
considered a valid Entry.
There is a limit of one (1) Entry per Platform during the Sw eepstakes Period. Each Entrant may submit a
maximum of one (1) Entry per Platform. If an Entrant enters more than one (1) time per Platform, only the
first Entry received may, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, be considered valid. An Entrant may use only one (1)
Instagram account, one (1) Tw itter account, and one (1) Facebook account to enter. Entrants attempting to
use multiple Instagram, Tw itter, or Facebook accounts or multiple identities may be disqualified at Sponsor’s
B. Mail-In Entry: To enter w ithout posting on a Platform, an eligible Entrant may handw rite their complete
name (no initials), valid e-mail address and telephone number on a 3½”x5″ card (“Mail-In Entry”) and mail it
w ith sufficient postage to: Promotions – Pet Parent Shaming Sw eeps Entry, 100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg
4505-2, Universal City, CA 91608. All Mail-In Entries must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2020, and
received on or before June 11, 2020, in order to be eligible. Mail-In Entries must be legibly hand-w ritten.
Mechanical reproductions, postage-due, Mail-In Entries sent in excess of the entry limits set forth below w ill
not be accepted. Mail-In Entries received w ithout a verifiable and legible return address may be deemed
incomplete and not valid entries. An Entrant may mail-in one (1) time to receive three (3) Entries into the
Regardless of method of entry, there is a limit of three (3) total Entries per person during the
Sweepstakes Period. You may receive a maximum of three (3) total Entries in this Sw eepstakes using either
method of entry (i.e, entry via a Platform or a Mail-In Entry) or a combination thereof.
All Entries submitted are subject to all of the provisions of these Rules, including but not limited to the Entry
Guidelines and Requirements set forth in ENTRY AND TIMING of these Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, in its
sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any Entries that do not comply w ith the above terms or the Entry
Guidelines and Requirements.
NOTE: If an Entrant accesses Instagram, Tw itter, or Facebook on their mobile device to enter this Sw eepstakes,
the Entrant’s w ireless service provider may charge the Entrant for applicable data charges. Entrants should
consult their w ireless service provider regarding its pricing plans. Message and data rates may apply. Entrants
should review their mobile devices’ capabilities for specific mobile application instructions.
ENTRY AND TIMING: Universal’s computer is the official time-keeping device for all Sw eepstakes. Universal
reserves the right to remove and/or disqualify any post/comment that is offensive, inappropriate, obscene,
slanderous, or otherw ise in conflict w ith the applicable social media platform terms and conditions or
account. Entries from social media accounts associated w ith businesses, organizations or groups, as w ellas bulk
or listserv accounts are not permitted. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than a single entry by using
multiple/different social media accounts, email accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods
w ill void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Entries that are generated by a script, macro,
or use of any other automated system to participate is prohibited and w ill result in disqualification. In the event of
a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email account used to register w ill be
deemed to be the registrant or player. For entries via Instagram, “authorized account holder” is defined as the
natural person w ho is assigned to each account by Instagram. Universal reserves the right to deem that the entry
w as made by the registered subscriber of the account at the time of entry. The potential w inner may be required
to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: The potential w inner of the Sw eepstakes w illbe selected by random
draw ing on June 12, 2020 from among all eligible entries received. Subject to verification of eligibility and
compliance w ith the terms of these Official Rules, the potential w inner w ill be declared the official w inner (“Winner”)
of the Sw eepstakes. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sw eepstakes.
The odds of w inning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Limit one
(1) Prize per person, family or household. Sponsor w ill make tw o (2) attempts w ithin a forty-eight (48) hour period
to notify the potential Winner on either Facebook by a direct message, on Tw itter or Instagram by a Direct Message
from @UniStudios, or by e-mail at the e-mail address included in the Mail-In Entry w ith instructions on how to claim
their prize. The potential Winner w ho entered via a social media platform must respond to the e-mail address
provided in the initial direct message w ithin seventy-tw o (72) hours w ith their e-mail address or their prize may (at
Sponsor’s sole discretion) be forfeited. The Winner w ill then be notified at the provided e-mail address by the
Administrator. The potential Winner must respond to the initial e-mail notification from Administrator w ithin seventy-
tw o (72) hours of such notification or the prize may (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) be forfeited. The potential Winner
may be required to execute and return (via shipping service pre-paid by Sponsor) an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability
Release, Publicity Release (w here legal) and any other documentation that Sponsor may require (collectively,
“Sw eepstakes Documents”) w ithin five (5) days after receipt of those documents by a potential Winner, or such
potential Winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential Winner may be selected in a random draw ing from
among the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsor’s sole discretion. By returning the completed Sw eepstakes
Documents, each potential Winner attests to the authenticity of his/her Entry. If a potential Winner cannot be
reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply w ith these Official Rules, and/or if
his/her prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner w illbe disqualified and, time permitting,
an alternate potential Winner may be selected in a random draw ing from among the remaining eligible Entries at
Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sw eepstakes Documents w illbe shipped to an address w ithin the geographic area only.
PRIZES: There w ill be ten (10) prizes (“Prize” or “Prizes”) aw arded. Winners w illreceive four (4) Universal Express
tickets (“Tickets”) to Universal Studios Hollyw ood in Los Angeles, CA. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of
each Prize is One Thousand Thirty-Six and 00/100 Dollars ($1,036.00). Total ARV of all Prizes is Ten Thousand
Three Hundred Sixty and 00/100 Dollars ($10,360.00). Tickets must be redeemed by June 30, 2021 or Prize w ill
be forfeited. Tickets may not be sold, exchanged or otherw ise transferred by Winner. Prize consists only of the
elements expressly set forth above; no other elements or expenses (including, w ithout limitation, travel costs,
insurance, meals, unspecified ground transportation, phone calls, gratuities, incidentals, souvenirs, gasoline, etc.)
are included in the Prize and all such expenses are the sole responsibility of Winner. Any difference betw een stated
FMV and final FMV of Prize w ill not be aw arded. Lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets w ill not be replaced. Prize is non-
transferable and no substitution w illbe made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor
reserves the right to substitute a Prize or Prize element for one of equal or greater value if the designated Prize
should become unavailable for any reason. Prizes are not transferrable and are not redeemable for cash. Prize
cannot be used in conjunction w ith any other promotion or offer. All federal, state and local taxes on a Prize, and
other expenses related to accepting and/or using a prize not listed in these Official Rules are the responsibility of
the Winner, w ho w illreceive an IRS Form 1099 in his/her name for the fair market value of the Prize they have w on
for the calendar year in w hich the Prize w as w on, if applicable. Winner bears all risk of loss or damage to Prize
after it is placed by Sponsor w ith a third party common carrier for shipment to Winner. The Prize w ill be shipped
only to an address in the United States. No portion of the Prize w ill be replaced if lost or stolen.
RELEASE: By entering the Sw eepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and
administrators: (a) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related companies,
its successors and assigns, and its respective officers, directors, agents and employees (collectively, “Released
Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly,
w hether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sw eepstakes and/or his/her
acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to
indemnify the Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sw eepstakes and to hereby
acknow ledge that the Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any
w arranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law , relative to Prize, including express
w arranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along w ith Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the
posting of such entrant’s name on @UniStudios and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image,
and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in and all media now or hereafter know n,
throughout the w orld in perpetuity, w ithout additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon
request, to the giving of consent, in w riting, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules, w hich are a
contract, and to w aive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sw eepstakes itself, and to be bound
by all decisions of Sponsor, w hose decisions are binding and final. Failure to comply w ith the conditions listed
herein may result in disqualification from the Sw eepstakes.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they
believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sw eepstakes or the
operation thereof is unlaw ful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, w ho may seek damages to the fullest extent
permitted by law . The failure of Sponsor to comply w ith any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God,
hurricane, w ar, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside
of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance w ith applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure”
event w ill not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any injury or
damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or dow nloading
materials or softw are in connection w ith the Sw eepstakes, is not responsible for telecommunications, netw ork,
electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in
any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries
that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel,
modify, or suspend the Sw eepstakes or any element thereof (including, w ithout limitation, these Official Rules)
w ithout notice in any manner and for any reason (including, w ithout limitation, in the event of any unanticipated
occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or
suspension, Sponsor reserves the right to select Winners in a random draw ing from among all eligible, non-suspect
entries received at the time of the event w arranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such
cancellation, modification, or suspension w ill be posted at w ww.twitter.com/UniStudios
or w ww.instagram.com/UniStudios. Sponsor may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the
Sw eepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant show s a disregard for these Official Rules or acts 1) w ith an intent
to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsor, or Sponsor’s agents or representatives; or 2) in
any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsor in their sole discretion).
DISPUTES: The Sw eepstakes is governed by, and w ill be construed in accordance w ith, the law s of the State of
California, excluding its conflicts of law rules, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in Los Angeles,
California. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising from or relating to the Sw eepstakes shall be resolved by final
and binding arbitration administered by JAMS in accordance w ith its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures
or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be follow ed,
except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in Los Angeles, California. All
proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph w ill be conducted in the County of Los Angeles, California. THE
REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY
PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER INDIRECT, PUNITIV E, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR
INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF
BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO SEEK INJUNCTIV E OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF. ANY AND ALL
DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SWEEPSTA K ES,
OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, MUST BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF
CLASS ACTION OR CLASS ARBITRATION. ENTRANT WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO BRING CLAIMS AS A
REPRESENTATIV E OR AS A MEMBER OF A CLASS OR IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY.
SPONSOR: Universal City Studios LLC d/b/a Universal Studios Hollyw ood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal
City, California 91608-1002. This Sw eepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated w ith
Tw itter, Instagram, Facebook or other online platform. Entrants are providing information to Sponsor and not to
Tw itter, Instagram or Facebook.
RULES/WINNER’S LIST: For the name(s) of the Winner(s), available after June 13, 2020, or for an additional
copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received no later than May 15, 2020
to: Promotions – Pet Parent Shaming Sw eeps, “RULES” or “WINNERS LIST” (specify w hich), 100 Universal City
Plaza, Bldg 4505-2, Studio City, CA 91608.
©2020 Universal Studios. Participants may copy these Official Rules for personal use only and not for any
commercial purpose w hatsoever. All rights reserved.