Universal Studios – Win a $1,000 American Express Gift Card plus a $100 American Express Gift Card and a $70 Prize Pack by May 29, 2015!
“FIFTY SHADES OF GREY HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SWEEPSTAKES”
The “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SWEEPSTAKES” starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on 5/1/15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 5/29/15
Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States & District of Columbia (collectively, the “Eligibility Area”), who as of the date of their entry into the Sweepstakes are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Sweepstakes void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions, overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law. A prize won by an individual at least eighteen (18) years of age but considered a minor (“Minor”) in his/her state of legal residence will be awarded in the name of Minor’s parent or legal guardian.
2.HOW TO ENTER:
During the Entry Period you may enter the Sweepstakes via the Internet by logging on to the website at fiftyshadessweeps.com (the“Sweepstakes Site”) and as prompted, providing your first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code, gender, date of birth, email address and daytime telephone number. By providing the required information at the Sweepstakes Site as directed you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes (“Entry”).
ONLY ONE (1) ENTRY INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES PER PERSON, HOUSEHOLD ADDRESS AND/OR EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE ACCEPTED. ANY ATTEMPTED ENTRIES IN EXCESS OF THAT LIMIT SHALL BE DEEMED VOID. Each eligible individual submitting an Entry may be referred to herein as an “Entrant”.
The Sweepstakes Site clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.
4.WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:
One (1) potential Grand Prize winner, five (5) potential First Prize winners and forty (40) potential Second Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing, held on/about 6/2/15 from among eligible Entries in accordance with the Official Rules. The random drawing will be conducted by West Coast Marketing, an independent judging organization. Potential prize winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Decisions of Sponsor and West Coast Marketing regarding the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding. Prospective Grand Prize winner and potential First Prize winners will be notified by email, certified mail, overnight delivery service and/or telephone by 6/9/15. Prospective Grand Prize winner will be required to execute and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and (except where prohibited) Publicity Release form (“Affidavit”), and a completed IRS W-9 form within seven (7) days of date of issuance. Potential First Prize winners will be required to respond to notification verifying mailing address and eligibility per the Eligibility section detailed above. Potential Second Prize winners will be notified within six (6) weeks of the conclusion of the Sweepstakes with the delivery of their prize via mail or other delivery service selected at the sole discretion of Sponsor.
Potential Grand Prize winner’s failure to return Affidavit, or other required forms in this time period or comply with these Official Rules in any way may result in the potential Grand Prize winner being disqualified and an alternate Grand Prize winner being selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Potential First Prize winner’s failure to respond to email notification or comply with these Official Rules in any way may result in the potential First Prize winner being disqualified and an alternate First Prize winner being selected at Sponsors’ sole discretion.
If any prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable for any reason, Sponsor may decide, in its sole discretion, to award the prize to an alternate eligible Entrant subject to the new selectee’s compliance with all the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.
Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) granted to Sponsor to use the prize winner’s name, likeness, picture, voice, opinions, biographical information and statements for publicity, advertising, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media and manner and by any and all means now known or hereafter devised in perpetuity worldwide without additional compensation or limitation of any kind, and without the need to get any further consent.
GRAND PRIZE: One  “Grand Prize” is available to be awarded in this Sweepstakes: The Grand Prize consists of a $1,000 American Express* Gift Card subject to all terms and conditions of redemption available athttps://www.americanexpress.com/gift-cards/?extlink=us-giftcard-search-brand-bau&solid=SEARCH plus a ”Fifty Shades of Grey Prize” Pack consisting of assorted “Fifty Shades of Grey” branded merchandise items (“Prize Pack”). The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $1,070.
• FIRST PRIZE: Five  “First Prizes” are available to be awarded in this Sweepstakes: Each First Prize consists of a $100 American Express* Gift Card subject to all terms and conditions of redemption available athttps://www.americanexpress.com/gift-cards/?extlink=us-giftcard-search-brand-bau&solid=SEARCH plus a Prize pack. The ARV of each First Prize is $170.
• SECOND PRIZE: Forty  “Second Prizes” are available to be awarded in this Sweepstakes: Each Second Prize consists of a Prize Pack. The ARV of each Second Prize is $70
• The total ARV of all prizes available to be awarded in the Sweepstakes is $4,720.
Prizes are non-transferable, non-assignable and have no cash value other than redemption as detailed above. No prize substitution or cash redemption allowed by prize winners. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value at any time in its sole discretion.
No portion of a prize may be sold, bartered or exchanged by the prize winner. If awarded, prize will be awarded without any warranty of any kind beyond the standard retailer or service provider’s warranty. Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible Entries received. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities, if any, are the responsibility solely of the prize winners. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
6.RELEASE OF LIABILITY/GENERAL CONDITIONS:
Sweepstakes Entities shall not be responsible or liable for 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 Entries that are late, forged, destroyed, lost, misplaced, stolen, misdirected, tampered with, incomplete, deleted, damaged, garbled, or otherwise not in compliance with the Sweepstakes’ Official Rules, and all such Entries will be disqualified. By entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees: (i) to be bound by these Official Rules and by all applicable laws and decisions of Sponsor and West Coast Marketing which shall be binding and final; (ii) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules; (iii) to waive all of his/her rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against any of the Sweepstakes Entities in connection with the Sweepstakes; and (iv) to release, indemnify, and hold harmless each of the Sweepstakes Entities and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively the“Releasees”), from any liability (including, but not limited to, liability for defamation, libel, slander, invasion of privacy, infringement of publicity or any intellectual property rights, any property loss, damage, personal injury, bodily injury, death, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity, and any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages of any kind even if the Releasees have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages), costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys’ fees) that may arise in connection with: (a) the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to any Sweepstakes-related activity or element thereof, and the entrant’s Entry, participation or inability to participate in the Sweepstakes, (b) the violation of any third party privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights, (c) typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Sweepstakes promotional materials, (d) acceptance, possession, defects in, use, misuse or inability to use the prize (or any component thereof), (e) any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, business or other considerations, or due to reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, including but not limited to by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond any of the Sweepstakes Entities’ control, or as otherwise permitted in these Official Rules, (f) any interruptions in or postponement, cancellation, or modification of the Sweepstakes, (g) human error, (h) incorrect or inaccurate transcription, receipt or transmission of any part of the Entry (including, without limitation, the Entry information or any parts thereof), (i) any technical malfunctions or unavailability of the Sweepstakes Site or any telephone network, computer online system, computer timing and/or dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or Internet service provider, or mail or delivery service utilized by any of the Sweepstakes Entities or by an entrant, (j) interruption or inability to access the Sweepstakes, the Sweepstakes Site or any other Sweepstakes-related web pages, or any online service via the Internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems, (k) any damage to entrant’s (or any third person’s) computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of the Sweepstakes, (l) any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects, and/or any other errors or malfunctions, (m) any late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, delayed, garbled, corrupted, destroyed, incomplete, undeliverable or damaged Entries or mail, (n) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Sweepstakes Entities, or any of their agents or employees, and/or (o) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof). THE PRIZE WINNERS HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES HAVE NEITHER MADE NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO A PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF.
Proof of submitting information to the Sweepstakes Site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. Illegible, incomplete, mechanically reproduced and Entries in excess of the number stated above from any one (1) valid email address and/or person will be disqualified. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. False, fraudulent or deceptive Entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible.
If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if the Sweepstakes or the Sweepstakes Site (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Sweepstakes and processing of Entries in accordance with these Official Rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes or the granting of the prizes or any components thereof, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the event the Sweepstakes is cancelled, and to the extent possible as determined by Sponsor, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to select prize winning Entrants from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation, and to award the prizes (or any awardable portion(s) thereof). In the event that Sponsor determines that there are no eligible Entrants, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to not award the prizes (or any portion(s) thereof). ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR EMAIL ADDRESS (INCLUDING THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES 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. If a dispute arises about who submitted an Entry to the Sweepstakes Site, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account entered. The authorized account holder is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential prize winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning Entry and that all eligibility requirements are met.
Each entrant acknowledges that the internal substantive laws (as distinguished from the choice of law rules) of the State of California and the United States of America applicable to contracts made and performed entirely in California shall govern the validity and interpretation of these Official Rules and all other causes of action (whether sounding in contract or in tort) arising out of or relating to these Official Rules.
For an Official Winners List (available after 6/20/15), or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE SWEEPSTAKES” – (Universal) (please specify Official Winners’ List or Official Rules), PO Box 56436, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91413. The Official Rules are also available during the Entry Period at the Sweepstakes Site.