“GSN ChaChingo Bingo” Promotion
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
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- Promotion Description:
The “GSN ChaChingo Bingo” Promotion (the “Promotion“) begins on or about January 1st, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. eastern time (“ET“) and ends upon the earlier of (i) 7:59 a.m. ET on June 30th, 2015 or (ii) when the total amount of money awarded in connection with the Promotion reaches the “Jackpot Maximum” (as defined below) (the “Promotion Period“). The Promotion consists of up to four thousand three hundred and forty four (4,344) independent hourly Sweepstakes (each an “Hourly Sweepstakes”). Each day during the Promotion Period, there will be up to twenty four (24) Hourly Sweepstakes (one for each hour) seven (7) days per week. GSN Games, Inc. (“Sponsor“), reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to end the Promotion Period before June 30, 2015. During each Hourly Sweepstakes, entrants will be able to fill out one (1) “Bingo Card” in order to “play” bingo for the chance to win a prize as more fully set forth below. Entry in the Promotion does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. By participating in the Promotion, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, located at 100 Summer Street, Floor 11, Boston, MA 02110, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
The Promotion is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, D.C. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years or older and who are registered GSN.com members at the time of entry. To become a registered GSN.com member (registration is free), go to www.gsn.com, submit the information requested on the page and select a username and password. All registration information must be completed in full. Once you have registered at GSN.com, GSN will send you an email at the email address you provided to GSN. This email has a validation link. To become a GSN.com user, you must click on this email validation link. Upon clicking the email validation link, you will be automatically registered as a member of GSN.com and will be eligible to enter the Promotion as set forth in these Official Rules. Employees, officers, directors and production personnel of Sponsor, DIRECTV, LLC, Sony Pictures Entertainment and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions or affiliates, and/or any cable or satellite operators airing the Show, (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to as, “Promotion Entities“) and each of their immediate family members (defined as parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they live), or those living in the same household as any of the individuals in the preceding categories and any person whose access to www.GSN.com and/or www.WorldWinner.com has been terminated or suspended, are NOT eligible to participate in the Promotion or to win a prize.
- How to Enter/Entry Periods:
To enter an Hourly Sweepstakes, visit www.GSN.com/chachingo (the “Website“) during the applicable “Hourly Sweepstakes Entry Period” (as set forth below) and follow the instructions to select and fill out one (1) GSN ChaChingo Bingo Card (“Bingo Card“). Entry for each Hourly Sweepstakes begins at the top of the hour (i.e., 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 etc.) and ends at the end of the hour (i.e. 10:59, 11:59, 12:59, etc.) (each, an “Hourly Sweepstakes Entry Period“). In addition, entrants may follow the instructions on the Website to watch a video in order to obtain an additional Bingo Card for the applicable Hourly Sweepstakes (each, an “Additional Bingo Card”). When filling out your Bingo Card(s), you will be asked to select five (5) numbers: one (1) number in the “B” column, one (1) number in the “I” column, one number in the “N” column, one (1) number in the “G” column and one (1) number in the “O” column. Upon completion and submission of a Bingo Card, you will receive one (1) entry in the applicable Hourly Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Bingo Card per Hourly Sweepstakes, (1) Additional Bingo Card per Hourly Sweepstakes. All entries must be received by the end of the applicable Hourly Sweepstakes Entry Period in order to participate. The Website’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Promotion. All required information on the entry form/Bingo Card must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win. Proof of entering information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of such entry.
Entry must be made by the entrant, only at the Website. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Promotion. Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion, including but not limited to the use of any device to automate the entry process, is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. The Promotion Entities shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Promotion. The Promotion Entities assume no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.
- Winner Selection and Notification:
Hourly Sweepstakes: Each hour during the Promotion Period Sponsor will randomly select and announce five (5) numbers (the “Winning Numbers“) on the Website. Each entrant who selected all five (5) Winning Numbers on his or her Bingo Card will be deemed a Grand Prize winner in the applicable Hourly Sweepstakes and receive the prize set forth below. Each entrant that selects at least one (1) of the Winning Numbers on his or her Bingo Card will receive an Oodles and Tokens Consolation Prize, as more fully set forth below.
Each potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by telephone and/or mail and/or e-mail using the contact information provided at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. Time is of the essence in awarding the Grand Prize. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential prize winner does not respond within two (2) days of the first notification attempt, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential prize winner, such potential prize winner will forfeit the applicable prize. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the applicable prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prize winner will be disqualified. If there is no confirmed prize winner after such notification attempts have been made and eligibility verification process has been completed the applicable prize may go unawarded.
Grand Prize: The Grand Prize winner will receive the cash in the “GSN ChaChingo Bingo Jackpot”. During the first Hourly Sweepstakes, the GSN ChaChingo Bingo Jackpot will be valued at a minimum of twelve dollars ($12) and a maximum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) (the “Initial Range“) as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In the event there is no Grand Prize winner of an Hourly Sweepstakes, the dollar amount will remain in the GSN ChaChingo Bingo Jackpot and an additional sum of money no less than five dollars ($5) and no greater than fifty dollars ($50) will be added to the GSN ChaChingo Bingo Jackpot (the “Additional Range“) as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The GSN ChaChingo Bingo Jackpot will increase in value by an amount within the Additional Range selected by Sponsor during each Hourly Sweepstakes until an entrant is declared the winner of the GSN ChaChingo Bingo Jackpot. Once an entrant is awarded the money in the GSN ChaChingo Bingo Jackpot, Sponsor will reset the value of the GSN ChaChingo Bingo Jackpot to an amount within the Initial Range. If, at any point, during the Promotion Period, increasing the GSN ChaChingo Jackpot by an amount within the Additional Range or resetting the GSN ChaChingo Jackpot to an amount within the Initial Range would result in increasing the GSN ChaChingo Jackpot in excess of the “Jackpot Maximum” (as defined below), Sponsor reserves the right to cap the GSN ChaChingo Jackpot at a value within the Jackpot Maximum. In the event there is more than one (1) Grand Prize winning Bingo Card in any Hourly Sweepstakes (i.e. more than one Bingo Card contains all of the Winning Numbers) the GSN ChaChingo Bingo Jackpot will be split evenly by the number of winning Bingo Cards and each entrant with a winning Bingo Card will receive the portion of the GSN ChaChingo Bingo Jackpot associated with the winning Bingo Card . The approximate retail value (“ARV“) of all Grand Prizes awarded in the Promotion will not exceed one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) (the “Jackpot Maximum“). In the event there is no Grand Prize winner of the final Hourly Sweepstakes of the Promotion, the amount remaining in the GSN ChaChingo Jackpot may go unawarded. For clarification and the removal of doubt, the Promotion may end before June 30, 2015 in the event the Jackpot Maximum is achieved prior to that date.
Oodles and Tokens Consolation Prizes: Each entrant that selects between one (1) and four (4) of the Winning Numbers on his or her Bingo Card will receive an Oodles and Tokens Consolation Prize as follows:
One of five Winning Numbers: 5 Oodles and 50 Tokens
Two of five Winning Numbers: 50 Oodles and 500 Tokens
Three of five Winning Numbers: 500 Oodles and 5,000 Tokens
Four of five Winning Numbers: 5,000 Oodles and 50,000 Tokens
Group Loot Bonus: If an entrant in an Hourly Sweepstakes matches four (4) or five (5) numbers on a Bingo Card, every individual (regardless of whether or not they have entered the Promotion) who is (i) logged into their GSN Account at the time Sponsor pulls a list of eligible Group Loot winners and (ii) makes an action on the GSN website within twenty (20) minutes prior to the time Sponsor pulls a list of eligible Group Loot winners for the applicable Hourly Sweepstakes (the “Group Loot Eligibility Window“) will receive a “Group Loot” bonus of fifty (50) Oodles and five hundred (500) Tokens. Sponsor will pull a list of eligible “Group Loot” winners at five (5) minutes past each hour. Sponsor will determine what constitutes “making an action” on the GSN website in its sole discretion. For clarification and the removal of doubt, the following actions on the GSN website shall not constitute “making an action” for purposes of the Group Loot bonus: (i) making a post on a GSN community page; (ii) participating in a GSN live chat room; (iii) starting an Oodles game (e.g. Lingo) before the Group Loot Eligibility Window and ending the game within the Group Loot Eligibility Window but failing take action to reload the game or move to another GSN experience; and (iv) entering a non-casino, non-cash game before the Group Loot Eligibility Window and playing that same continuous game that ends after the Group Loot Eligibility Window. Limit one (1) Group Loot bonus per person, per Hourly Sweepstakes.
The use of GSN Oodles and GSN Tokens is governed by the Oodles Terms and Conditions, and the Tokens Terms and Conditions, which are located at http://www.gsn.com/cgi/corporate/oodles_terms.html and http://www.gsn.com/cgi/corporate/tokens_terms.html, respectively. Oodles and Tokens are each a type of loyalty point and have no ARV. For more information on the Oodles Program, please visit http://www.gsn.com/prizes/education.html. From time to time, Sponsor may increase the number of Oodles and Tokens Consolation Prizes as well as the Group Loot bonus for an Hourly Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor elects to do so, all additional details will be listed on the Website during the applicable Hourly Sweepstakes Entry Period.
- General Prize Conditions:
Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable. Prizes pictured in point-of-sale, online, television and print advertising, promotional packaging, and other Promotion materials are for illustrative purposes only. No substitute prize will be awarded in lieu of any stated prize, except that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable value if any prize is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason. Each prize winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state, and/or local taxes including, without limitation, income taxes and any reporting consequences thereof. If required by law, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, Sponsor reserves the right to withhold and remit to the appropriate taxing authorities the amount of any taxes due. The prize winner may receive a 1099 form for the total ARV of prize. Canadian residents may need to correctly answer a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical, electronic or otherwise, prior to being declared a winner. Prizes will be awarded only if each potential prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules. All details and restrictions of the prize(s) not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Applicable portions of the prize will be delivered only to an address in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec). Each potential prize winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents“). Where imposing such condition is legal, each potential prize winner will be required to submit a photo of the prize winner (the “Photo“) in order to receive his/her prize. If a winner is under the age of majority in such winner’s state of residence (a “minor“), at Sponsor’s option, the applicable prize either will be awarded in the name of the parent or legal guardian of such minor winner, or the parent or legal guardian of such minor winner will be required to ratify and sign Prize Claim Documents. If any potential winner (or, in the case of a minor, such minor winner’s parent or legal guardian) fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents or provide the Photo within two (2) days of prize notification, the winner may be disqualified and the prize will be forfeited.
- Odds of Winning:
|Event||Event Probability (%)||Event Probability (Odds)|
|5 of 5 Winning Numbers||0.000053%||1 in 1,889,568|
|4 of 5 Winning Numbers||0.004498%||1 in 22,230.21|
|3 of 5 Winning Numbers||0.152945%||1 in 658.83|
|2 of 5 Winning Numbers||2.600065%||1 in 38.46|
|1 of 5 Winning Numbers||22.100554%||1 in 4.52|
|0 of 5 Winning Numbers||75.141884%||1 in 1.33|
- Publicity Release:
By participating in the Promotion, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any entrant in and/or winner of the Promotion, each entrant irrevocably grants the Promotion Entities and their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, and any other personal characteristics, in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, advertising and Promotion purposes as well as in, on or in connection with any Show or other GSN program, the Website or the Promotion or other promotions, and each entrant and/or prize winner(s) hereby release the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto.
- General Release/Force Majeure:
Entrants (and any minor entrant’s parent or legal guardian) agree that the Promotion Entities (A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Promotion or any Promotion -related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants or any other person, or to entrant’s or any other person’s computer equipment relating to or resulting from entering, participating in or downloading materials or software in connection with this Promotion or for any computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Promotion if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Promotion is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Promotion as contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Promotion as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Promotion. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
- Governing Law:
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to (i) the Promotion, (ii) the awarding or redemption of any prize and/or (iii) the determination of the scope or applicability of these Official Rules or their enforcement, arbitrability or interpretation (collectively, “Controversies“) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws.
- Arbitration Provision:
By participating in this Promotion, each entrant agrees that (1) any claim, dispute, or controversy (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) the entrant may have against the Promotion Entities arising out of, relating to, or connected in any way with the Promotion, the awarding or redemption of any prize and/or the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by JAMS and conducted before a sole arbitrator in accordance with the rules of JAMS; (2) this arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16; (3) the arbitration shall be held in Los Angeles, California; (4) the arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the applicable participant may have entered into in connection with the Promotion; (5) the arbitrator shall apply California law consistent with the FAA and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (6) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, arbitration can decide only the entrant’s and/or the applicable Promotion Entities’ individual claims; the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; (7) the arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive damages against the entrant or any Promotion Entity; (8) in the event that the administrative fees and deposits that must be paid to initiate arbitration against any Promotion Entity exceed $125 USD, and the entrant is unable (or not required under the rules of JAMS) to pay any fees and deposits that exceed this amount, Sponsor agrees to pay them and/or forward them on the entrant’s behalf, subject to ultimate allocation by the arbitrator. In addition, if entrant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of entrant’s filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive; and (9) with the exception of subpart (6) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the rules of JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (6) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this Arbitration Provision shall be null and void, and neither entrant nor Sponsor shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. For more information on JAMS and/or the rules of JAMS, visit their website at www.jamsadr.com.
- Winners’ Names:
A list of winners’ names may be posted at www.GSN.com/chachingo for a minimum of three (3) days following the conclusion of the applicable Hourly Sweepstakes.
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