United MileagePlus® Billion Mile Giveaway Sweepstakes
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United Billion Mile Giveaway Sweepstakes for United MileagePlus Chase Cardmembers (the “Sweepstakes”)
No Purchase or Obligation Necessary to Enter or Claim a Prize. Non-Purchase Entries and Purchase Entries have an Equal Chance of Winning. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
SWEEPSTAKES DATES: The Sweepstakes begins on August 1, 2016 at 12:00:00 PM (Noon) Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on September 30, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”). For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00:00 AM ET and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET except for the first day of the Sweepstakes where a day is defined as beginning at 12:00:00 PM (Noon) ET and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET. The Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Sweepstakes and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received.
ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and United States based military installations who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and a United MileagePlus member at the time of entry (“Eligible Participant” and/or “Entrant”). Commercial card eligibility is subject to employer policies regarding sweepstakes participation. Employees of United Airlines, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and Chase Bank USA, N.A., (“Chase”), and their respective parent companies, related subsidiaries and affiliated companies, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies including Millennium Communications, Inc. and Marden-Kane, Inc. and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, and the immediate families (spouse, and parents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses regardless of where they live), and individuals living in the same households, whether related or not, of the above (collectively “Releasees”), are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Each Entrant by participating in the Sweepstakes agrees to be bound by the Official Rules and that of the Sponsor’s decisions. Void in Puerto Rico, United States Territories (excluding Guam) and Possessions, overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. US law governs this Sweepstakes.
There are two (2) ways to enter:
1- Automatic Entry: An Eligible Participant will automatically receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry for each eligible purchase made with an eligible United MileagePlus Chase credit card during the Promotional Period at a participating merchant location in the U.S. Only eligible United MileagePlus Chase credit card purchases, or payments made with an eligible United MileagePlus Chase credit card that is not in default under the customer agreement for that account and issued by Chase Bank U.S.A., N.A. processed through Visa U.S.A. Inc.'s or MasterCard’s transaction-processing system during the Promotional Period are eligible for automatic entry (“qualified purchase”). In the event of a dispute as to who submitted a particular cardmember entry, such entry will be deemed to be submitted by the primary person in whose name the card used to enter the Sweepstakes was issued. ATM transactions, account adjustment transactions/returns, cash advances, balance transfers, non-U.S.-dollar purchases, Interlink®-processed transactions, purchases authorized by entering a PIN (Personal Identification Number), and payment of late fees or over-limit fees are excluded from automatic entry. Other restrictions and exclusions may apply. United MileagePlus Chase credit cards or card numbers that are stolen, fraudulent, tampered with, or otherwise altered are not eligible for automatic entry. Automatic entries must be made by 11:59:59 PM PT on 9/30/16, in order to be eligible.
2 – Non-Purchase Entry: Log on to https://www.billionmilegiveaway.com and follow the on-screen entry instructions to be entered. Enter as often as you wish, however, each entry must be manually key stroked. Non-Purchase Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET on 9/30/16. To enter via this method, entrant must also be a member of the United MileagePlus® program as noted above.
By submitting an entry, Entrant agrees to comply with the Sweepstakes Official Rules. Entries may only be submitted by a single Entrant. Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules, as determined in Sponsor and/or Administrator’s sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrator are final and binding.
RANDOM DRAWING: On or about October 15, 2016, a random drawing from among all eligible automatic and non-purchase entries received and combined will be conducted by Marden-Kane, Inc., an independent judging organization. Decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.
PRIZES: One Hundred (100) Grand Prize Winners: One Million (1,000,000) MileagePlus award miles. Grand Prize will also include $7,500 cash (awarded in the form of a check to the winner) that may be used toward the payment of any/all applicable taxes associated with the prize. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $27,500 each. Ten Thousand (10,000) First Prize Winners: Twenty Five Thousand (25,000) MileagePlus award miles ARV: $500 each. One Hundred Thirty Thousand (130,000) Second Prize Winners: Five Thousand (5,000) MileagePlus award miles ARV: $100 each. Total ARV of all prizes offered $20,750,000.
The prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the affidavit and release. Limit one (1) prize per person. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules. Winners are responsible for the payment of all taxes on the prizes. Prizes will be awarded within 8 – 10 weeks of being confirmed as a winner. All details of prizes not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor and prize provider. Winners cannot assign or transfer the prize to another person. Except as provided herein, no cash or prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. If prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor and/or prize provider, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value will be awarded; provided, however, that if prizes are awarded but unclaimed or forfeited by recipient, prize may not be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. By accepting prize, Prize Winners acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules.
Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program, including without limitation the Premier® program (the “MileagePlus Program”), which are expressly incorporated herein. Sponsor may change the MileagePlus Program including, but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the MileagePlus Program at any time and without notice. Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products or services of other participating companies and partners. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the member. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not count toward qualification for Premier status unless expressly stated otherwise. The accumulation of mileage or Premier status or any other status does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to the MileagePlus Program. All calculations made in connection with the MileagePlus Program, including without limitation with respect to the accumulation of mileage and the satisfaction of the qualification requirements for Premier status, will be made by Sponsor and MileagePlus in their discretion and such calculations will be considered final. Information in this communication that relates to the MileagePlus Program does not purport to be complete or comprehensive and may not include all of the information that a member may believe is important, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to all of the information on the united.com website and the MileagePlus Program rules. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus Program, go to www.united.com.
ODDS: Estimated odds of winning a Grand Prize are 1:1,668,600; estimated odds of winning a First Prize are 1:16,686; estimated odds of winning a Second Prize are 1: 1,284; however, the actual odds of winning a prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential Grand Prize winners will be notified by email within three (3) business days of the drawing and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and where legal, a Publicity Release; and an IRS Form W-9 within five (5) days following the date of issuance of notification or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner. Potential Grand Prize Winners will be required to furnish his/her social security number that will be used only for the purpose of reporting the Winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, as required by law. Failure to timely return any documents requested, return of prize notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules will result in such potential Winner being disqualified. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential Winner, and an alternate Winner may be determined. All other First and Second Prize Winners will receive an email notifying them that they have won with details on when the miles will be posted to their accounts. By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants, or, if minors in his/her state of jurisdiction, their parent or legal guardian, agree to the use by Sponsor and its designees of their names, and photographs/likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised (including and without limitation, the Internet) without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes are to be directed to the Sponsor at the address below. If a potential Winner (i) cannot be contacted after a reasonable attempt has been made by Administrator (as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion); (ii) refuses the prize; and/or (iii) the prize or prize notification is rejected or returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to be deemed a winner in the Sweepstakes and receive the prize, then that potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected through a random drawing by the Administrator from the remaining entries. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. Except where prohibited by law, the winner’s entry and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, and biographical information without further compensation.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Electronically reproduced, mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. By participating, Entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of any and all records of potential winner, including, without limitation, civil and criminal court records and police reports, and entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s permission for Sponsor to conduct such background check, provided that, to the extent additional authorization is necessary under law, potential winner shall authorize such check. Sponsor reserves the right (at its sole discretion) to disqualify potential winner based on the results of the background check or failure to properly authorize such check. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, online entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder from which the entry is made. Caution: Any attempt by an Entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Releasees, and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the prize (including any travel or travel-related activity thereto) that may be awarded. This Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. Jurisdiction and venue shall be solely within the State of Illinois. Releasees are not responsible for technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials; or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or illegible entries or; for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon. If in the Sponsor’s opinion, for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if computer viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual (and void his/her entry and/or prevent him/her from future participation) who tampers with the entry process and/or who is acting in violation of these Official Rules, to modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, or to terminate the Sweepstakes and at Sponsor’s discretion conduct the drawing to award the prize(s) using all eligible non suspect transactions and entries received as of the termination date. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that: a.) under no circumstances will Entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrants hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; b.) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and c.) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event shall Entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs. Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at their discretion.
PRIVACY: Information collected from Entrants is used only for the purpose of awarding prizes, operating the Sweepstakes consistent with the Official Rules and to notify Winners, and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by Sponsor or any third parties unless Entrant has opted-in to receive additional information and promotional material from Sponsor or a third party. Once the Sweepstakes, including any known or unknown extensions of the Sweepstakes, has ended, all information supplied by Entrants will be removed from the database.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes 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 (“AAA”) 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, 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.
WHO WON: To request the list of the Grand Prize Winners, send an e-mail with subject line: United Billion Mile Giveaway Sweepstakes for United MileagePlus Winners to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must be received no later than October 30, 2016. The list will be sent when the drawing has been conducted and the winners verified.
SPONSOR: United Airlines, Inc., 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606. Sweepstakes Administrator: Marden-Kane, Inc., 195 Froehlich Farm Blvd. Woodbury, NY 11797. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Chase Bank, USA, N.A. (“Chase”). You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Chase. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes are to be directed to the Sponsor, not Chase.
CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. No entrant has yet won. One Hundred (100) Grand Prizes: One Million (1,000,000) MileagePlus Reward Miles. Grand Prize will also include $7,500 cash (awarded in the form of a check to the winner) that may be used toward the payment of applicable taxes associated with the prize. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $27,500 each. Ten Thousand (10,000) First Prizes: Twenty Five Thousand (25,000) MileagePlus Reward Miles. ARV of First Prize: $500 each. One Hundred Thirty Thousand (130,000) Second Prizes: Five Thousand (5,000) MileagePlus Reward Miles. ARV of Second Prize: $100 each. Total ARV of all prizes is $20,750,000. Estimated odds of winning a Grand Prize are 1:1,668,600; estimated odds of winning a First Prize are 1:16,686; estimated odds of winning a Second Prize are 1:1,284; however, the actual odds of winning a prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. All entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM ET 9/30/16. Sweepstakes ends 11:59:59 PM ET 9/30/16. See Official Rules above for complete details, including prize restrictions. Sponsored solely by United Airlines, Inc. 233 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, Illinois 60606.
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