USA Today – Justice League Virtual Run Challenge Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.
The Sponsor of the Wonder Woman 2021 Virtual Run (the “WW Run”) Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is Ventures Endurance Events, LLC, 85 Devonshire Street, 9th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 (“Ventures”).
Echelon Fitness Multimedia, LLC, 6011 Century Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416 (“Echelon”)
Honey Stinger, 3495 Airport Cir, Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487 (“Honey Stinger”)
Giveaway Start Date: 12:01 Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 24, 2021
Giveaway End Date: 11:59 p.m. ET on September 23, 2021
Random Drawing (the “Drawing”) Date: On or around September 24, 2021
The Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (the “Territory”) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (or the legal age of majority in his/her state of residence) at the time of entry (each, the “Participant” or, collectively, the “Participants”). Employees, contractors or interns of Ventures, Gannett Co., Inc., WarnerMedia, LLC, Echelon, Honey Stinger and each of their respective divisions, affiliated companies, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising, fulfillment and promotion agencies (including, in each case, immediate family members) are not eligible to enter the Giveaway. For purposes of this Giveaway, “immediate family members” is defined as spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension, and any other persons residing at the same household location, whether or not related. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and is void outside the Territory and where prohibited by law. By participating in this Giveaway, each Participant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of Ventures, which shall be final in all matters relating to the Giveaway.
HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
Entrants should log onto the website of the Business (or as otherwise instructed in promotional materials of the Business) during the Sweepstakes Period and complete the applicable registration form. Entrants must provide all requested information in the required fields as instructed. Entrants should then click “submit” to be entered in the Sweepstakes (each, the “Entry”, or, collectively, the “Entries”). All Entries must received by the End Date; no Entries will be accepted after this time. Entries will not be accepted through e-mail, via facsimile, postal mail, express delivery service or by hand-delivery at the Business, unless otherwise specified. One (1) Entry per Entrant per day will be accepted in this Sweepstakes. In order to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize, the Entrant must comply fully with these Official Rules, and by entering agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Business whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects.
GIVEAWAY ENTRY RULES
Each Participant is allowed one (1) Entry per day. All Entries that are in excess of the stated limits may be disqualified from the Giveaway at the sole and absolute discretion of Ventures. Ventures reserves the right to void all Entries made through any robotic, automatic, mechanically programmed or similar entry duplication method and to disqualify any Participant using such methods. Any questions regarding the number of Entries submitted shall be determined by Ventures in its sole discretion.
Ventures shall have the right, at any time and in its sole discretion, to immediately disqualify any Participant if Ventures determines or suspects that the Participant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway by cheating, hacking, deception, tampering or other fraudulent, deceptive, or unfair playing practices.
An attempt to enter this Giveaway by using different email addresses, usernames, identities, or otherwise may disqualify such Participant and may void all Entries made by such Participant. Participants may use only one (1) e-mail address in this Giveaway. Multiple participants in this Giveaway are not allowed to share an e-mail address.
Online entry is the only way to enter this Giveaway. Entries for the Giveaway will not be accepted through e-mail, facsimile, postal mail, express delivery service or hand-delivery.
Ventures is not responsible for late, lost, tampered with, deleted or misdirected Entries that are not timely received or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunctions or other error. Assurance of delivery of the Entry is the sole responsibility of the Participant.
In order to enter the Giveaway or win the prize, the Participant must comply fully with these Official Rules and by entering agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Ventures, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects.
SELECTION OF THE WINNER – RANDOM DRAWING
The Drawing will be held on or around September 24, 2021 and one (1) winner will be selected by Ventures (the “Winner”) from all eligible Entries received by 11:59 p.m. ET on September 23, 2021 (the “Entry Deadline”). The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid Entry in this Giveaway will be Ventures. The decisions of Ventures as to the administration and operation of the Giveaway and the selection of the potential Winner is final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway. The selected Winner is deemed the “potential Winner” pending verification of his/her eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received by Ventures by the Entry Deadline.
NOTIFICATION OF THE WINNER
The potential Winner will be notified within five (5) business days after the Drawing in accordance with the contact information supplied by the Participant at the time of entry (“Prize Notification”). Prize Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon the placing of a phone call or sending of an e-mail or any other form of communication Ventures may use to contact a potential Winner. Ventures is not obligated to leave a voicemail or any other type of message. If a potential Winner does not respond to the Prize Notification within five (5) business days after the Prize Notification, Ventures may select an alternate winner in a random drawing from all remaining eligible Entries. Ventures reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of any alternate potential Winner, if any.
The potential Winner must sign and have notarized an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (the “Affidavit”), as well as any other documentation required by Ventures in its sole discretion, within five (5) business days following the date of first attempted notification regarding the documentation in order to be eligible to accept the prize. Failure to sign and return to Ventures such forms within the requisite timeframe may result in disqualification, and an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from all remaining eligible Entries.
Any potential Winner is subject to verification and the potential Winner’s full compliance with these Official Rules before any prize will be awarded.
One (1) prize will be awarded in this Giveaway. The Winner will be awarded:
An Echelon Stride Auto-Fold Connected Treadmill. The approximate retail value of this prize is $1,299.00.
A 1 year supply of Honey Stinger, and custom Honey Stinger apparel. The approximate retail value of this prize is $2,500.
2 registrations for the Justice League Virtual Run Series Bundle. The approximate retail value of this prize is $240.
The prize cannot be transferred or substituted, except in the sole discretion of Echelon and/or Honey Stinger. Echelon and/or Honey Stinger reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.
The prize has no cash value and may not be redeemed for cash at any time.
Prize must be accepted as awarded. All characteristics and features of the prize, except as otherwise explicitly stated above, are at Echelon’s sole and absolute discretion.
Arrangements for delivery of prize will be made after winner validation.
All local, state and federal taxes incurred by accepting a prize will be the sole responsibility of the Winner. Any person winning over $600 in prizes during any one (1) year period will receive an IRS Form 1099 at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.
It is each Participant’s responsibility to enter in the appropriate manner. Each Participant is responsible for all costs or charges involved in accessing the participating website and warrants that the cost of accessing the websites, if any, is part of a larger agreement with an Internet Service Provider or some other means, and that the cost of this access is not an incremental cost.
If for any reason the internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Ventures which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Giveaway, Ventures reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Giveaway. Ventures assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of Entries.
Ventures is not responsible for lost, misdirected, illegible, damaged or undelivered Entries. Ventures is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, services or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading of any material in this Giveaway. CAUTION: Any attempt by a Participant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Ventures reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
In the event of a dispute, Entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Waivers, Disclaimers and Releases
By participating in this Giveaway, the Participant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless Ventures, Gannett Co., Inc., Gannett Media Corp, WarnerMedia, LLC, Echelon, Honey Stinger and each of their divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively, the “Giveaway Entities”) from and against any and all claims, liability, costs, losses, damages or injuries of any kind arising out of or related to the Participant’s participation in this Giveaway and/or related to any prize (including, without limitation, losses, damages or injuries to Participant’s or any other person’s equipment or other property, or to their persons, related to participation in this Giveaway; or arising out of any violation of rights of publicity or privacy, or claims of defamation or portrayal in a false light; or based on any claim of infringement of intellectual property; or from any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Giveaway activity and/or prize). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Participant agrees that the Giveaway Entities: (a) have neither made nor will be in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, in connection with any Giveaway and/or with respect to prizes, including, without limitation, to any prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose; (b) maintain no control over the personnel, equipment or operation of any air, water or surface carrier, ship line, bus or limousine company, transportation company, hotel, manufacturer or other person or entity furnishing services, products or accommodations (“Suppliers”) as a part of the prizes provided in connection with any Giveaway; and (c) will not be responsible or liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to: (1) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the Suppliers or any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors, (2) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service or product that is owned, operated, furnished or otherwise used by any of those Suppliers, (3) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Giveaway Entities, and (4) by any cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Giveaway Entities. Participant agrees that the Giveaway Entities shall have no responsibility or liability for discontinued prizes; human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of registration and/or account information; any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or Internet service provider utilized by Ventures; interruption or inability to access the website, or Ventures or affiliated entities’ respective websites, or any online service via the Internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; any damage to Participant’s (or any third person’s) computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of a Giveaway; any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, viruses, bugs, defects; and/or any other errors or malfunctions, even if caused by the negligence of the Giveaway Entities. Each Participant further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Giveaway Entities from and against any and all liability resulting or arising from any Giveaway and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Giveaway Entities and hereby acknowledge that Giveaway Entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a Supplier that may be sent along with a prize. Ventures is not responsible for the actions of Participants in connection with any Giveaway, including the Participant’s attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Giveaway.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Affidavit will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules or the Affidavit is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The failure of Ventures to enforce any term of the Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. When terms such as “may” are used in the Official Rules, Ventures has sole and absolute discretion. Participants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of the Official Rules.
Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof.
WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements © & TM DC Comics used herein are the property of WarnerMedia, LLC. (S21)
Ventures will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Giveaway.
Ventures reserves the right to change, alter, or amend these Official Rules as necessary, in its sole discretion, to ensure the fair administration of the Giveaway or to comply with applicable law.
Any and all decisions of Ventures regarding the Giveaway are final.
This Giveaway and these Official Rules will be governed by the laws of the State of New York whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the event that any dispute arises regarding the Giveaway or the prize.
NAME OF WINNER
To obtain the name of the Winner, contact Ronan Gardiner, VP Event Sponsorship, at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2021.
Any questions on this Giveaway should be directed to Ronan Gardiner, VP, Event Sponsorship at email@example.com.