MasterCard e-Commerce National Promotion
Official Rules.No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win.
Offline, PIN-Based, International, MasterCard® Corporate card, PayPal, Virtual Card, and Charitable Donation Transactions Not Eligible for Automatic Entry. Purchasing Will Not Increase Your Odds of Winning.
All entries, whether submitted by using a MasterCard® card as described below or via 3"x 5" mail-in entry, have an equal chance of winning.
Eligibility: Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older with internet access and a valid e-mail address prior to 12/1/13. Employees and their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of either: MasterCard International Incorporated ("Sponsor") or Project Support Team, Inc. ("P/S/T"), or any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, retailers, advertising/promotion agencies or successors and assigns ("Affiliates") are not eligible to enter or win. Such ineligible persons and the Sponsor, P/S/T and their Affiliates are collectively referred to herein as "Released Parties. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
How to Enter: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01AM Central Time ("CT") on 12/1/13 and ends at 11:59:59PM CT on 1/31/14 ("Promotion Period"). 1) Automatically receive (1) entry for (3) cumulative purchase transactions made online using a MasterCard card during the Promotion Period. Account adjustment transactions/returns, offline, PIN-based, international, MasterCard Corporate card, PayPal, Virtual Card, and charitable donation transactions, late payment fees, over-limit or over-draft fees, return check fees, check re-order fees, cash advances, annual fees, balance transfers and/or other fees assessed on your account are not considered eligible transactions for automatic Sweepstakes entry. Entries from MasterCard corporate cards are not considered eligible transactions for automatic Sweepstakes entry. Entries from unauthorized MasterCard card use or made with lost, stolen, or fraudulent MasterCard cards are void. Only purchases made with a MasterCard card that is in good standing (both at time of entry and winner selection) and issued by a MasterCard customer financial institution in the US to an identifiable end user and that are processed and submitted through MasterCard International Incorporated's US transaction processing system during the Promotion Period are eligible for automatic entry; or 2) To enter without making a purchase and receive (1) entry, hand print your name, complete mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, and the words "MasterCard e-Commerce National Promotion" on a plain 3"x 5" piece of paper and mail it in a sealed, stamped and hand printed #10 envelope to: MasterCard e-Commerce National Promotion, P.O. Box 15033, Bridgeport, CT 06673-5033. Enter as often as you wish by mail, but each entry must be mailed separately to be received by 2/7/14. No photocopied, computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted. Your use of your MasterCard card to make a purchase and/or your submission of a 3" x 5" mail-in entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweepstakes and your consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, stolen, postage-due, or mutilated entries or mail; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, 3rd party transaction classification, transaction processing, or communication; technical or mechanical malfunctions; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines, or telephone systems; errors in these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; human-processing error; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software; or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Sweepstakes, human error, or otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweepstakes.
Winner Selection: A total of (6) winners, (1) Grand and (5) First, will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period on/or about 2/28/14. Drawing will be conducted by PST, an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding in all Sweepstakes matters. Winners will be notified by P/S/T by telephone and/or mail. In the event that a potential winner is selected via a MasterCard card transaction, prize will be awarded to the primary account holder (as determined by the MasterCard customer financial institution's account records and subject to said financial institution's timely identification of the account holder) named on the account accessed by the MasterCard card used to make the entry. In the event a MasterCard® small business card winning account is selected, prize will be awarded to the individual named on the MasterCard card that is used to transact the winning entry (as determined by the MasterCard customer financial institution's account records and subject to said financial institution's timely identification of the individual named on the applicable MasterCard card). If awarding of a prize is in conflict with the business' written policy or not feasible after Sponsor's good faith effort to obtain account holder contact information from the applicable MasterCard customer financial institution, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. (1) Grand Prize: A total of one (1) Grand Prize will be awarded, consisting of a 2-night trip for winner and one guest to New York City to experience Priceless New York, including round-trip coach air transportation from major airport nearest to winner's residence in the U.S., one standard double-occupancy hotel accommodation, ground transportation to/from the airport in New York and the applicable hotel, Welcome Reception, Priceless New York shopping experience with personal shopper to be determined by Sponsor; (2) tickets to a Show related to a Priceless NY partner to be determined by Sponsor; a dinner for winner and guest at a restaurant as designated by Sponsor, a $1,000 MasterCard Prepaid Card which may be used toward spending money, and $4,000 awarded in the form of a check which may be used to offset taxes (Approximate Retail Value "ARV"=$11,500). Travel and hotel accommodation restrictions apply. Actual value of prize will vary depending on winner's city of departure and final flight itinerary. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation. Winner will be responsible for all luggage fees, meals, insurance, incidentals, upgrades, gratuities, ground transportation other than that described above, and for all other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically stated herein as being provided. Trip must be completed by 1/31/15 or prize will be forfeited in its entirety. All trip and on-site prize activity arrangements must be booked prior to trip through the travel agent and carrier of Sponsor's selection and are subject to Sponsor's final approval. Blackout dates and other travel/accommodation/activity restrictions may apply. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary and must be 18 years of age or older. Prize details not specifically set forth herein are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. MasterCard Prepaid Card restrictions may apply. (5) First Prizes: A total of (5) First Prizes will be awarded, each consisting of a $500 MasterCard e-Gift Card ("ARV"=$500). First Prize MasterCard e-Gift Cards will be fulfilled via winner's email address. MasterCard e-Gift Card restrictions may apply. Total ARV of all prizes=$14,000. Federal, state, and local taxes and all other expenses not specified herein are each winner's sole responsibility.
Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of a prize except by Sponsor at its sole discretion due to prize unavailability or causes otherwise determined solely by Sponsor, and then for a prize of equal or greater value. Grand Prize Winner will be required to execute and return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release within (3) days of issuance of notification. Grand Prize Guest will also be required to sign and return a Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release prior to the issuance of travel documents. Grand Prize winner may also be required to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility and ensure that the use of any such person in advertising or publicity, will not pose a security threat or bring Sponsor or Released Parties into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor or Released Parties as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification and awarding of prize to an alternate winner. If any prize notification letter is returned as undeliverable, winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that: 1) Released Parties and their designees and assigns shall have the right and permission to use (unless prohibited by law) their name, voice, city/state of residence, biographical information, photograph, and/or likeness for advertising and/or trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format, online or offline, now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission, or notification; and 2) Released Parties and their designees and assigns and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives and agents shall have no liability and will be held harmless for any liability, loss, injury or death to entrant or any other person, including, without limitation, damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize (including any travel or prize activity related thereto) or participation in this Sweepstakes.
Winners List: For the winners' names, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 3/28/14 to: MasterCard e-Commerce National Promotion Winners, P.O. Box 13106, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3106.
MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated.
Sponsor: MasterCard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577
Promoter: Project Support Team, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel, CT 06801/www.ProjectSupportTeam.com