2023 $50K Tax Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
DATES OF THE SWEEPSTAKES: The “2023 $50K Tax Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 AM (Eastern Time [“ET”]) on December 1, 2022, and ends at 11:59 PM ET on April 30, 2023 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes Period will consist of four (4) entry periods (each, an “Entry Period”) as outlined in the “ENTRY PERIODS” section of these Official Rules.
ELIGIBILITY: To enter the Sweepstakes, you must be a legal permanent resident in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Vermont, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories and possessions) and at least the age of majority in your state of residence (nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska, twenty-one (21) in Mississippi, and eighteen (18) in all other states) with a valid Social Security number at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). Employees of Green Dot Corporation (the “Sponsor”) and each of its affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, including, but not limited to National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), herein (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”), and any service partners, as well as Pathward, N.A., Mastercard International Inc. and Visa U.S.A. Inc. (collectively, the “Releasees”) and their immediate families (i.e. parents, children, siblings, spouse) and members of their households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is void in Vermont, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and possessions, outside of the fifty (50) United States, District of Columbia and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law. By entering, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding.
ENTRY PERIODS: For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, there will be one (1) drawing associated with each Entry Period to select twenty-five (25) entry period prize winners (each an “Entry Period Prize Winner”).
Each Entry Period will start and end on the dates and times in the Entry Period chart below. All entries must be submitted during a time period below in order to be included for the applicable Entry Period’s drawing.
||Receive by Date
||12:00am ET on 12/1/22 to 11:59pm ET on 1/31/23
||12:00am ET on 2/1/23 to 11:59pm ET on 2/28/23
||12:00am ET on 3/1/23 to 11:59pm ET on 3/31/23
12:00am ET on 4/1/23 to 11:59pm ET on 4/30/23
ALL NON-WINNING ELIGIBLE ENTRIES FROM THE PREVIOUS ENTRY PERIOD(S) WILL NOT CARRY OVER TO SUBSEQUENT ENTRY PERIOD DRAWINGS.
HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to receive entries into the Sweepstakes.
1. INITIAL ENTRY
Federal or State Tax Refund Direct Deposit Entry: Make a qualifying electronic direct deposit of your federal or state tax refund of $5 or more during the Sweepstakes Period to your personal card account for one of the following cards: RushCard Prepaid Visa® Card, GO2bank™ Visa® Debit Card, Green Dot® Unlimited Cash Back Bank Account, Green Dot® 5% Cash Back Visa® Debit Card, GoBank® Mastercard® or Visa® debit cards and receive one (1) entry for such qualifying direct deposit. The dollar value of your eligible tax refund will not increase or decrease your chances of winning a prize. Cards purchased or accounts opened in a retail store, at a Financial Service Center location or at a tax professional's office are excluded. PLEASE NOTE: A qualifying electronic deposit of a federal or state tax refund is dependent upon the date on which the qualifying electronic deposit has been posted to the respective Card account. In order to qualify as an entry in an Entry Period, the eligible electronic deposit of a federal or state tax refund must be posted to the respective Card account by 11:59 PM ET on the end date of the applicable Entry Period. A direct deposit of a federal or state tax refund posted to the respective Card account after 11:59 PM ET on April 30, 2023, will not be considered an entry into this Sweepstakes. See applicable cardholder or deposit account agreement for terms and conditions
2. TO ENTER WITHOUT A CARD OR TAX REFUND DIRECT DEPOSIT
Mail-in Entry: To enter without having or using a Card or making a Tax Refund Direct Deposit, on a plain 3” x 5” card, legibly print or type your name, age, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address (if any). Then, mail your 3” x 5” card in a postage-affixed sealed envelope to: “2023 $50K Tax Sweepstakes”, P.O. Box 429, Newark, NY 14513. Mail-in entries must be postmarked and received by the dates indicated in the Entry Period Chart in the “ENTRY PERIODS” section of these Official Rules to be eligible for the applicable Entry Period drawing. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. One (1) entry per envelope. Neither the Sponsor nor the Sweepstakes Administrator will verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for late, misdirected, illegible, or damaged mailed entries.
Limit of ten (10) entries per Entrant for each Entry Period, regardless of method of entry. Entrants may only use one (1) Card and one (1) email address to participate in this Sweepstakes. Entries received from any Entrant, email address or Card in excess of the above stated limitation will be void.
In the event of uncertainty as to the identity of an Entrant, that Entrant will be disqualified. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different identities, Cards, email addresses, accounts, and/or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible or damaged entries, deposits or failed internet connections.
RANDOM DRAWINGS/ODDS OF WINNING: On or about the drawing dates outlined in the Entry Period Chart in the “ENTRY PERIODS” section of these Official Rules, Entry Period Prize Winners will be selected in a random drawing for each Entry Period conducted under the supervision of the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions are based on their sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules and are final and binding in all respects. All non-winning eligible entries from the previous Entry Period drawings will not carry over to subsequent Entry Period drawings. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of entries received during the respective Entry Period.
PRIZES: Twenty-five (25) Entry Period Prize Winners per Entry Period will each receive $500 (each an “Entry Period Prize”). If an Entry Period Prize Winner has an open Card account, the Entry Period Prize will be credited to his/her Card account. In the event that an Entry Period Prize Winner does not have an open Card account, the Entry Period Prize will be awarded in the form of a check. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of all Entry Period Prizes per Entry Period is: $12,500. Total ARV of all prizes throughout the Sweepstakes Period is: $50,000.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit one (1) prize per person for the entire Sweepstakes Period. The amount of the Entry Period Prize that, if loaded to an Entry Period Prize Winner’s Card, would cause an Entry Period Prize Winner’s Card balance to exceed the Card’s maximum balance limit will be awarded in the form of a check. No prize substitution, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. Entry Period Prize is not transferable prior to award. All taxes on any Entry Period Prize are the sole responsibility of each Entry Period Prize Winner and are not transferable. Entry Period Prize Winners are solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to applicable taxes, Card fees, and check cashing fees.
Sponsor reserves the right to exclude from the Sweepstakes any potential Entry Period Prize Winner who is suspected of theft, fraud, or any criminal activity related to Sponsor or its affiliates. Entries associated with fraudulent Cards or other unauthorized use of Cards and entries associated with any similar fraudulent or inappropriate activities relating to any such Cards will be void and all such Entrants may be disqualified.
PRIZE CLAIMS: All Entry Period Prizes will be awarded within four (4) to six (6) weeks after the confirmation date. In the event that an Entry Period Prize is returned as undeliverable, such Entry Period Prize Winner forfeits his/her right to the Entry Period Prize and an alternate Entry Period Prize Winner will be selected from among all non-winning/winning entries received during the respective Entry Period.
SWEEPSTAKES RULES OF PARTICIPATION: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable, illegible, or incomplete entries, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Sponsor may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning am Entry Period Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants, Sponsor, or Sweepstakes Entities. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor or the Sweepstakes Administrator which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and randomly draw from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date for the current Entry Period. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
NO LIABILITY: By entering, Entrants and Entry Period Prize Winners agree to comply with all Official Rules, as stated and agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, including the aforementioned Releasees in the “ELIGIBILITY” section of these Official Rules, (now collectively defined as the “Releasees”) from any claims, actions, injury, loss or damage of any kind, including, without limitation, personal injury or death, resulting, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participating in this Sweepstakes or form the acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of an Entry Period Prize. This limitation of liability is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including, without limitation, compensatory, direct, indirect, or consequential damages; loss of data, income or profit; loss of or damage to property; and claims of third parties. Entrants agree that Releasees have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, statutory, express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, title, and fitness for a particular purpose, in fact or in law, relative to this Sweepstakes.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA.
WINNER’S LIST/RULE REQUEST: To receive a winner list or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#10) envelope to be received by June 12, 2023 to: “2023 $50K Tax Sweepstakes”, P.O. Box 458, Newark, NY 14513. Please specify “Winner List” or “Rules Request.”
SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: This Sweepstakes is being administered by National Sweepstakes Company, LLC, 1143 East Union St, Newark, NY 14513, an independent judging organization, whose decisions will be final regarding the conduct of this Sweepstakes.
SPONSOR: Green Dot Corporation, P.O. Box 1070, West Chester, OH 45071.
This Sweepstakes shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.
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