NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. All entries, whether submitted by using an eligible reloadable prepaid debit card issued by Green Dot Bank (the “Issuing Bank”) as described below or by mail, have an equal chance of winning.
Eligibility: Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 18 years of age or older as of 1/1/13, except employees & their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, & siblings & their respective spouses) & those living in the same household of each of Green Dot Corporation (“Sponsor”), the Issuing Bank, Project Support Team, Inc. (“P/S/T”), & each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, retailers, subsidiaries, prize providers, & advertising/promotion agencies (collectively, “Released Parties”). This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited.
How to Enter: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on 1/1/13 & ends at 11:59:59PM PT on 4/15/13 (“Promotion Period”). 1) Automatically receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry for each purchase transaction made using any registered Green Dot Prepaid Visa® or MasterCard® debit card (“Card”) during the Promotion Period. Account adjustment transactions/returns, credits to your Card, ATM and bank teller transactions, direct deposits & monetary loads or reloads on your Card, monthly fees, and/or other fees assessed on your Card are not considered eligible transactions for automatic Sweepstakes entry. Entries from unauthorized Card use or made with lost, stolen, or fraudulent Cards are void. Only purchases made with a Card that is in good standing (both at time of entry & winner selection) to an identifiable end user & that are processed & submitted through Sponsor’s U.S. transaction processing system during the Promotion Period are eligible for automatic entry. OR 2) To receive one (1) entry without making a purchase, hand print your name, complete mailing address, telephone number (area code included) and date of birth on a plain 3”x 5” piece of paper & mail it in a sealed, stamped & hand printed 4-1/8” x 9-1/2” envelope to: Green Dot $20,000 Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 16190, Bridgeport, CT 06673-6190. Enter as often as you wish by mail, but each entry must be mailed separately to be received by 4/22/13. No photocopied, computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted. The use of your Card to make a purchase or your submission of a 3" x 5" mail-in entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweepstakes & your consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, & transfer your name, address & 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, garbled, lost, misrouted, scrambled, defected or delayed transmissions, transaction processing, or communication; technical or mechanical malfunctions; interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP), 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, or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, technical, computer, electronic or otherwise relating to or in connection with this Sweepstakes, including without limitation, errors or problems that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries or the announcement of the prizes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any & 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.
Prizes: (2) Grand Prizes: Check in the amount of $20,000. (Approximate Retail Value “ARV”: $20,000 each). (10) First Prizes: Check in the amount of $2,000. (ARV: $2,000 each). Prize details not specifically set forth herein are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Total ARV of all prizes: $60,000. Federal, state, & local taxes & all other expenses not specified herein are each winners’ sole responsibility.
Winner Selection: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about 4/29/13 from among all eligible entries received by P/S/T, an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final & binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Winners will be notified by P/S/T by telephone and/or mail. In the event that a potential winner entered via a purchase transaction, prize will be awarded to the primary cardholder (as determined by Sponsor’s Card records) named on the Card used to make the entry. If the awarding of a prize is in conflict with corporate written policy, prize will be forfeited & an alternate winner may be selected. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Limit one (1) prize per person or household.
Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of prize (or portion thereof) except by Sponsor due to prize unavailability or causes otherwise determined solely by Sponsor, & then for a prize (or applicable portion thereof) of comparable or greater value. Winners will be required to execute & return a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release within seven (7) days of issuance of notification. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification & awarding of prize to an alternate winner as determined by Sponsor. If any prize notification letter is returned as undeliverable, winner will be disqualified & an alternate winner may be selected. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules & agree that: 1) Released Parties & their designees & assigns shall have the right & 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; & 2) Released Parties & their designees & assigns & all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives & agents shall have no liability & will be held harmless for any claim, 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 or participation in this Sweepstakes.
Arbitration: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize 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 at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (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 participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
Choice of Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of California, USA.
Winners’ List: For the winners’ names, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 6/28/13 to: Green Dot $20,000 Winners, P.O. Box 13199, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3199.
Sponsor: Green Dot Corporation, P.O. Box 1187, Monrovia, CA 91017.
Administrator: Project Support Team, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel, CT 06801.