iPhone 5 Sweepstakes Official Rules





1. Eligibility

The iPhone 5 Sweepstakes Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is administered by Big Prize Giveaways, LLC (“BPG”) and is open to United States residents age 18 and older. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Employees of BPG or any of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, participating sponsor or any other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Sweepstakes and their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employees are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and BPG’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. The Sweepstakes consists of a sweepstakes.

2. Administrator

Big Prize Giveaways, LLC (P.O. Box 5963, Columbia, South Carolina 29205) is the sole administrator of the Sweepstakes.

3. Timing

The Promotion begins on December 7, 2012 at 3:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on February 7, 2013 at 3:00 AM ET (the "Sweepstakes Period"). All timing for this Sweepstakes will be based on Eastern Time, and BPG’s computer is the official time keeping device.

4. How to Enter

There is one (1) way to enter:

  1. Personal Entry: You can enter the Sweepstakes through the Big Prize application on the Facebook Platform using the following address: http://giveaways.bigprize.com/974/share?ref=rules. Follow the on-screen prompts to enter. This will give you one entry. You may only submit one Personal Entry per day.
General Conditions Regarding Entering: Entry requires using an application on Facebook. Facebook access is free. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and may result in disqualification. BPG is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. Potential winners may be required to show proof of identity. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the rightful winner, BPG will gather proof of identity from the disputing parties and will be solely responsible for choosing the winner. There is no charge for entering as free Internet access is available at many public libraries. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc. You are providing your information to BPG and not to Facebook. The information you provide will be used only to administer the Sweepstakes and in accordance with BPG’s privacy policy. See Rule 14 below.

5. Winner Selection

BPG will conduct a drawing at 3:00 am on February 7, 2013 by randomly selecting one Personal Entry from all Personal Entries and Bonus Personal Entries properly submitted during the Sweepstakes Period. The entrant who submitted the selected Personal Entry regardless of whether he or she came to the Sweepstakes independently or as someone else’s invited friend, will be a Potential Grand Prize Winner.

6. Verification and Notification of Potential Grand Prize Winner

ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY BPG WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. Potential Grand Prize Winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Potential Grand Prize Winners will be posted on the following web page: http://www.bigprize.com/winners_list. Each potential winner must respond within seven (7) days of his/her name being posted. In addition and as a courtesy, BPG will attempt to alert the Potential Grand Prize Winners using the email address provided during the entry process; but BPG is not responsible for any technical malfunction or undelivered email messages. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE WEBSITE ADDRESS ABOVE AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES TO SEE IF YOU ARE A POTENTIAL GRAND PRIZE WINNER. Once a potential Grand Prize Winner has been verified to the satisfaction of BPG, BPG will arrange for prize fulfillment to that Winner. Depending on the type and source of the prize, prize fulfillment may take up to eight (8) weeks from the date of verification. Any verified Winner who has not received his/her prize at the end of that time should contact BPG. If a potential Grand Prize Winner is determined to be ineligible by BPG or fails to respond within the required time period, that potential Grand Prize Winner forfeits his/her prize and is disqualified. If all potential Grand Prize Winners are disqualified for any reason, BPG may in BPG’s sole discretion conduct a new random drawing from all remaining eligible Personal Entries and repeat the verification process outlined above, donate the forfeited prizes to charity, or conduct a new Sweepstakes to award the prizes.

7. Prizes

A maximum of 1 "Grand Prize" consisting of an iPhone ($649.00) may be awarded. Total actual retail value of all prizes will not exceed $649.00. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

8. Odds of Winning

The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible Personal Entries and Bonus Personal Entries received. Many will enter, few will win

9. Release

By entering this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless BPG, and Facebook, Inc., and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotional agencies, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

10. Limitations of Liability

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes; provided, however, that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, for any reason, BPG, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible Personal Entries and Bonus Personal Entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, BPG reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.

11. Publicity

Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each Grand Prize Winner's consent to BPG's and its agents' use of winner's name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, hometown and state in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

12. General Conditions

BPG reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond BPG's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by BPG in its sole discretion. BPG reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other Sweepstakes or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law; and, should such an attempt be made, BPG reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. BPG's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

13. Disputes

Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Sweepstakes or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate South Carolina State Court located in Columbia, South Carolina; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you expressly waive all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (and any similar laws), which reads as follows: "1542. CERTAIN CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY GENERAL RELEASE. A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR." All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and BPG in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of South Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of South Carolina or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of South Carolina.

14. Entrant's Personal Information

Information collected from entrants is subject to the Big Prize Giveaways Privacy Policy, which is available at http://www.bigprize.com/privacy.

15. Promotion Results

For Sweepstakes results and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to iPhone 5 Sweepstakes , c/o Big Prize Giveaways, LLC, PO Box 5963, Columbia, SC 29205. Requests for the winners list must be received by March 9, 2013. VT residents may exclude return postage.

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