No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win.
A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning.
PIN-Based Debit, International, and Mastercard® Corporate Transactions Not Eligible for Automatic Entry.
Entrants waive the ability to bring claims in a class action format.
All entries, whether submitted by using a Mastercard as described below, or by mail, have an equal chance of winning. For the purpose of this Sweepstakes, Mastercard use includes purchase transactions initiated by Mastercard consumer & small business cards only, as more particularly described below.
Eligibility: The Mastercard Bill Pay Priceless Surprises® Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is only open to Mastercard® cardholders whose account was opened by a Mastercard customer financial institution before 5/1/19 and who are legal permanent U.S. residents (including D.C.), the legal age of majority (which is 18 in most states, but 19 in Alabama & Nebraska & 21 in Mississippi) before 5/1/19. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Employees, officers and directors of Mastercard International Incorporated ("Sponsor"); Mastercard customer financial institutions, credit unions, alliances, and processors (collectively, "Mastercard FI"); teamDigital Promotions, Inc. ("Administrator"); and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers, advertising/promotion agencies and the immediate family (i.e., spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses) and/or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing are not eligible to enter or win this Sweepstakes. Sponsor, Mastercard FI, Administrator, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers, and advertising/promotion agencies are each a "Released Party" and shall hereinafter collectively be referred to as the "Released Parties".
How to Enter: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01AM Central Time ("CT") on 5/1/19 and ends at 11:59:59PM CT on 9/30/19 ("Promotion Period"). Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes. There are two (2) methods of entry: 1) To enter the Sweepstakes using your Mastercard – you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes each time you use your eligible Mastercard ("Card") to make a signature-based or chip and pin credit purchase transaction (including, but not limited to, bill payment purchases) during the Promotion Period; or 2) To enter the Sweepstakes by mail without making a purchase - you may receive one (1) entry by hand printing your full name, complete mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, the first six (6) digits of your Card, and the words "Mastercard Bill Pay Priceless Surprises Sweepstakes" on a plain 3"x 5" piece of paper and mail it in a sealed, stamped and hand printed #10 envelope to Mastercard Bill Pay Priceless Surprises Sweepstakes, 211 Greenwood Ave. 2-2, Promo 519, Bethel, CT 06801. Enter as often as you wish by mail, but each entry must be mailed separately and postmarked by 9/30/19 to be received by 10/7/19. There is no limit to the number of valid entries an eligible consumer may receive during the Promotion Period, regardless of entry method. No photocopied, computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted. Account adjustment transactions/returns, PIN-based Debit and international transactions, late payment fees, over-limit or over-draft fees, return check fees, check re-order fees, ATM fees, cash advances, monthly/annual fees, balance transfers and/or other fees assessed on your account are not considered eligible for automatic Sweepstakes entry. Entries from Mastercard corporate cards, 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 and winner selection) and issued by a Mastercard FI in the U.S. to an identifiable cardholder (as set forth herein) and that are processed and submitted through Mastercard International Incorporated’s U.S. transaction processing system during the Promotion Period are eligible for automatic entry. All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, stolen, postage-due, or mutilated entries or mail; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, third party transaction classification, transaction processing, or communication; technical or mechanical malfunctions; 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, human error, or otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and 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.
Prize: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. Federal, state, and local taxes and all other expenses not specified herein are winner’s sole responsibility. The value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The Grand Prize winner may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number before the prizes will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of the Grand Prize winner for the actual value of the prizes received. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.
One (1) Grand Prize: $20,000 awarded in the form of a check (approximate retail value=$20,000).
Winner Selection: Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about 10/10/19 from among all eligible entries received by Administrator, an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by Administrator by telephone, mail, and/or email. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winner will be declared the official winner of the Sweepstakes. In the event that potential winner is selected via a Card transaction, prize will be awarded to the primary account holder (as determined by the Mastercard FI’s account records and subject to said financial institution’s timely identification of the account holder) named on the account accessed by the Card used to make the entry and, in the event that a Mastercard small business card or Debit Mastercard small business card winning account is selected, prize will be awarded to the individual named on the Card that is used to transact the winning entry (as determined by the Mastercard FI’s account records and subject to said financial institution’s timely identification of the individual named on the applicable Card). If awarding of prize is in conflict with the business’ written policy or not feasible after Sponsor’s good faith effort to obtain account holder contact information from the applicable Mastercard FI, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
Privacy: Your use of your Card to make a purchase during the Promotion Period and/or your submission of a 3" x 5" mail-in entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweepstakes and your consent for Sponsor and Administrator to obtain, use, and transfer your name, Card number, email and mail, phone number and other information for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes, awarding the prize and to comply with legal requirements. For automatic entries, Sponsor (or Administrator on Sponsor’s behalf) may obtain the account holder’s personal contact information (name, email address, phone number) from Mastercard FI in order to award the prize.
Sponsor will not send any email marketing communications in connection with the Sweepstakes. Mastercard FIs may elect to send email marketing communications to its cardholders and customers or other email recipients in its database in connection with the Sweepstakes. You can, at any time and free of charge, choose not to receive any of those email communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the e-mail. Opting out of receiving email communications from Mastercard FIs will not preclude a consumer from winning.
Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s irrevocable consent to Released Parties, their agents’, successors and assigns or other designee's use of winner's name, likeness, photograph, voice, statements, opinions, biographical information, prize and/or state/city of residence for advertising and promotional and publicity purposes in any and all media or format, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any permission, notification, payment or consideration except for the awarding of the prize to the winner. You may be required to sign a document confirming your consent to this effect.
For information regarding Sponsor’s privacy practices, please click here or visit https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/about-mastercard/what-we-do/privacy.html.
Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of prize will be permitted, except by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, due to prize unavailability or other causes otherwise determined solely by Sponsor, and then for a prize of equal or greater value. Grand Prize winner will be required to notify Sponsor of prize acceptance by returning an executed and notarized Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release within three (3) days of issuance of notification or other time period determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Grand Prize winner will also be required to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility and ensure that the use of any such person in advertising, promotion or publicity, will not pose a security threat or bring Sponsor or Released Parties into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor or Released Parties as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and, in such event, the prize may be forfeited. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification and awarding of prize to an alternate winner. If any prize or prize notification letter is returned as undeliverable or the prize is declined for any reason, potential winner will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Should the potential winner decide to decline his/her prize for any reason whatsoever or not respond to the prize notification by the applicable response deadline, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential winner and an alternate winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible Sweepstakes entries. The Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant’s email account to receive email messages. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that Released Parties and their designees and assigns and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, agents, and the franchisees of any of them shall have no liability and entrant will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and the other Released Parties from and against any liability, loss, injury, or damage of any kind (including attorney’s fees) to any person or entity, including, without limitation, personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of: (i) entrant’s entry/participation in the Sweepstakes; (ii) any materials he or she may submit in connection herewith; (iii) the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of prize or participation in any activities associated with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded in connection herewith; (iv) the Released Parties’ violation of rights of publicity or privacy, claims of defamation or portrayal in a false light or based on any claim of infringement of intellectual property; and (v) any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Sweepstakes activity and/or prize. The Released Parties are not responsible for the actions of entrants in connection with the Sweepstakes, including entrants’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and 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 and to modify, suspend, and/or terminate this Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, in the case of termination, at its discretion, select winner via a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event that required such termination. In the event Sponsor or Administrator is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), interference with the Sweepstakes by any party, or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes or prize. Sponsor and Administrator additionally reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion: (a) to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes should causes beyond Sponsor’s or Administrator’s control corrupt or interfere with the administration, integrity, operation, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes; or (b) to disqualify any entrant found to be, or suspected of: (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; (ii) acting in violation of these Official Rules; or (iii) acting in an un-sportsmanlike manner. CAUTION: Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor and the applicable Released Parties reserve the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and/or other remedies from any such person(s) responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law. Released Parties make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning prize and disclaim any implied warranty. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, entrants agree that the Released Parties: (a) maintain no control over the personnel, equipment or operation of any manufacturer or other person or entity furnishing services, products or accommodations ("Suppliers") as a part of the prize provided in connection with the Sweepstakes; and (b) will not be responsible or liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to: (i) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the Suppliers or any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors, (ii) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service or product that is owned, operated, furnished or otherwise used by any of those Suppliers, (iii) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Released Parties, and (iv) by any cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Released Parties. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the state of New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.
Name of Winner: For the winner’s name, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 11/29/19 to: Mastercard Bill Pay Priceless Surprises Sweepstakes Winner, 211 Greenwood Ave. 2-2, Promo 501, Bethel, CT 06801.
Mastercard and Priceless Surprises are registered trademarks, and the circles design is a trademark, of Mastercard International Incorporated.
Sponsor: Mastercard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577.
Administrator: teamDigital Promotions, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801, www.teamDigital.com