“Friends 25” $25,000 Sweepstakes on TBS

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  

 

ODDS OF WINNING ARE DEPENDENT UPON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT WILL BE REQUIRED.  ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT. 

 

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH TWITTER, INC.

 

ENTRY PERIOD:

The entry period for Friends’ Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”), sponsored by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (“TBS”) and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (“WB”) (“Sponsors”), begins Monday, September 2, 2019, at 6:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends at 6:00:00 a.m. PT on Saturday, September 28, 2019 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Any attempted form of entry into the Sweepstakes other than as described herein is void.

 

ELIGIBILITY: 

The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals who meet the following criteria at the time and date of entry:  (a) are at least eighteen (18) years of age (or age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older), (b) who (only applicable if using text method of entry) have a registered wireless account with Short Message Services (“SMS”) capability and/or wireless Internet service, and (c) are a legal resident of and physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, United States territories, possessions, and protectorates, foreign based United States military installations and wherever restricted or prohibited by law) (“Entrant”). 

 

Sponsors, employees of Sponsors, “Friends” (including all entities involved in the production and/or promotion of “Friends” and their advertising agencies), Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, Warner Bros. Television, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing, WarnerMedia, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., and all of their respective partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, trustees, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, representatives and agencies (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and/or win a Prize (as defined below).  Additionally, immediate family members of such employees and persons living in the same household as such employees (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and/or win a Prize.  For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, “immediate family members” is defined as spouse, domestic partner, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, children, siblings and their spouses, and “persons living in the same household” shall mean people who share the same residence  for at least three (3) months a calendar year, whether legally related or not. 

 

By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of  Sponsors which are final and binding in all respects and cannot be challenged or appealed.

 

HOW TO ENTER:

You may enter via SMS or online. Upon submission of an entry, Entrants will be prompted with an opportunity via a pop-up notice to obtain bonus entries to the Sweepstakes drawing via sweepstakes share.  Please refer to Sweepstakes Share Bonus Entry as described below for information and restrictions.

 

Entries received before and/or after conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period will be void. All entries become the sole property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

WB’s computer will serve as the official timepiece for the Sweepstakes.

 

To Enter:

 

1. Online Entry:

 

If the Entrant meets the eligibility criteria set forth above, to enter online, Entrant must go to the website located at http://www.Friends25.com during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the steps below:

 

A.    Watch episodes of “Friends” (the “Show”) on TBS during the Sweepstakes Period (check your local listing for time of cable or satellite transmission schedule) (“Transmission”).  During each Transmission of the Show during the Sweepstakes Period, an entry word/character may appear on screen (the “Word of the Day”).

B.    Entrant must then access the Sweepstakes webpage via the banner located at http://www.Friends25.com and click the banner.

C.    Entrant must then complete the form by submitting the following: 

·         All required contact information requested on the Sweepstakes page, including, but not limited to, first name, last name, e-mail address, and phone number(s) (“Personal Information”).   

·         Entrant will also be required to check a box acknowledging that Entrant has read and accepts these Sweepstakes’ Official Rules.

D.    Entrant must then enter the correct Word of the Day. The applicable Word of the Day will be valid during the Sweepstakes Period beginning at the time the Word of the Day appears on screen during the airing of the applicable episode of the Show until 6:00:00 a.m. PT on the day after which the applicable episode of the Show aired. An incorrect Word of the Day will disqualify an Entrant’s entry from being included in the applicable Prize drawing. If the Show did not feature a Word of the Day, you may enter by typing “None” in the appropriate field of the entry form. A qualifying entry requires all of the following elements submitted via http://www.Friends25.com:

1.         Acknowledgment that Entrant meets the eligibility requirements criteria:

a.     Entrant is at least eighteen (18) years of age (or age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence), whichever is older;

b.    a resident of and physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, United States territories, possessions, protectorates, foreign based United States military installations, and wherever restricted or prohibited by law or by these Sweepstakes) or the District of Columbia;

2.         The required Personal Information, as described above; and

3.         The correct Word of the Day.

E.    For each valid entry into the Sweepstakes made using the Online Entry method, Entrant will receive a maximum of one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes per day the Show airs on TBS during the Sweepstakes Period, up to a maximum of twenty-one (21) total entries during the Sweepstakes Period for this method of entry.

 

2. SMS Text Entry:

By participating in the Sweepstakes via SMS text entry, Entrant is agreeing to receive up to four (4) automated marketing messages per entry to the mobile number provided at entry. Consent is not a condition of entry. Neither Sponsors, nor the wireless carriers are liable for delayed or undeliverable messages. Privacy policies: TBS - https://www.tbs.com/privacy and WB - http://www.warnerbros.com/privacy-center-wb-privacy-policy. Text HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel. Message & data rates may apply.

 

A.    Watch episodes of the Show on TBS during the Sweepstakes Period (check your local listing for time of Transmission).  During each Transmission of  the Show during the Sweepstakes Period, the Word of the Day may appear on the screen. 

B.    Entrant will be required to text the applicable Word of the Day that appeared on the Show to 888111.  The applicable Word of the Day will be valid during the Sweepstakes Period beginning at the time the Word of the Day appears on screen during  the airing of the applicable episode of the Show until 6:00:00 a.m. PT on the day after which the applicable episode of the Show aired. An incorrect Word of the Day will disqualify an Entrant’s entry from being included in the applicable Prize drawing.  If the Show did not feature a Word of the Day, Entrant may submit “None” to 888111 for that day’s entry. Entrant will be required to follow any on-screen instructions requested to complete the entry and will be required to provide the required Personal Information.  Standard message rates and other carrier fees may apply.    

C.    If selected as a Prizewinner (as defined below), a representative of Sponsors will send a text message to Entrant with a URL to a special Sweepstakes website.  The site will provide Entrant with instructions on how to claim a Prize (subject to Sponsors’ verification process).  Receipt of the text message is not in and of itself evidence that an Entrant has won a Prize.  All potential Prizewinners are subject to verification.

D.    For each valid entry into the Sweepstakes made using the SMS Text Entry method, Entrant will receive a maximum of one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes per day the Show airs on TBS during the Sweepstakes Period, up to a maximum of twenty-one (21) total entries during the Sweepstakes Period for this method of entry.

 

By entering via text message, Entrant certifies that Entrant is at least eighteen (18) years of age (or age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older), a resident of and physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, United States territories, possessions, protectorates, foreign based United States military installations, and wherever restricted or prohibited by law or by these Sweepstakes) or the District of Columbia, and is the wireless account holder or has the account holder’s permission.  Up to four (4) text messages are typically delivered per text entry.  In addition to any entry or submission, Entrant’s carrier’s standard message and data rates may apply.  Sponsors will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any text messages as delivery is subject to effective transmission from Entrant’s network provider.  Text messages are provided on an “as-is” basis.  Data obtained by Sponsors in connection with text message entries may include Entrant’s cell phone number, carrier’s name, and date, time and content of message.  Such information may be used by Sponsors, or a representative of Sponsors, to contact Entrant.

 

3. Alternative Method of Entry (“AMOE”):  During the Sweepstakes Period, an eligible person may enter the Sweepstakes (subject to the limitations stated in these Official Rules) without having to complete the Online Entry or SMS Text Entry methods described herein by visiting the following website -

http://friends25.com/sweepstakes-25_AMOE/ (the “AMOE Entry Site”) - and following the on-screen instructions to complete and submit the AMOE form for this Sweepstakes, including providing Entrant’s phone number and Email Address, as required, and submitting as instructed. The AMOE is subject to all notices posted online including, but not limited to, Sponsors’ privacy policies: TBS - https://www.tbs.com/privacy and WB - http://www.warnerbros.com/privacy-center-wb-privacy-policy. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, an AMOE is received when the WB servers record the entry information. Proof of sending (such as, without limitation, a printed, saved or copied automated receipt confirming entry, a “thanks for entering” screen or message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes. By using this method of entry, Entrant will receive a maximum of one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes per day, up to a maximum of twenty-one (21) total entries during the Sweepstakes Period. By selecting to enter using this method, Entrant agrees that any other entries using other methods of entry will be void.

 

4. Sweepstakes Share Bonus Entry:  After an Entrant to the Sweepstakes submits his/her entry form through the Online and SMS Text method(s) described above, Entrant will be prompted with an opportunity to obtain additional entries to the Sweepstakes drawing by completing the following:

 

a.     Share on Twitter: Using the Sweepstakes interface, Entrant may select the option to “Share on Twitter” which will generate a pre-approved Tweet which Entrant can post to their Twitter timeline. Entrant may post such referral Tweet a maximum of one (1) time per day during the Sweepstakes Period regardless of the number of Twitter accounts Entrant may have. Regardless of the number of “Share on Twitter” Tweets posted to his/her timeline using this feature, Entrant shall receive a maximum of one (1) bonus entry into the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period.

b.    Refer a Friend: Using the Sweepstakes online interface, Entrant may select the option to “Refer a Friend”. Entrant will be given the option to send a “Refer a Friend” message via Twitter or email.

i.         Email: Using the e-mail invitation tool to invite his/her friends to enter the Sweepstakes, Entrant will be provided with a customized email that includes a unique referral link. Entrant may only send an e-mail invitation to persons with whom they have an existing relationship and with whom a message from him/her would not be considered spam. Entrant will receive one (1) bonus Sweepstakes entry for each individual who uses Entrant’s unique referral link to submit a valid entry into the Sweepstakes. For clarity, Entrant will not earn bonus entries for using the e-mail invitation tool, rather the bonus entry will only be earned, as described below, for a valid entry into the Sweepstakes made by another person using Entrant’s referral link obtained via e-mail.

ii.       Twitter: Using the Twitter referral tool to invite his/her friends to enter the Sweepstakes, Entrant will be provided with a customized Tweet that includes a unique referral link, which Entrant will authorize to be published to their personal timeline. If the customized Tweet is altered in any way all entries associated with the unique referral link in the altered Tweet will be disqualified. Entrant may post such referral Tweet a maximum of one (1) time per day each day the Show airs on TBS during the Sweepstakes Period regardless of the number of Twitter accounts Entrant may have. Entrant will receive one (1) bonus Sweepstakes entry for each individual who uses Entrant’s unique referral link to submit a valid entry into the Sweepstakes. For clarity, Entrant will not earn bonus entries for using the Twitter referral tool, rather the bonus entry will only be earned, as described below, for a valid entry into the Sweepstakes made by another person using Entrant’s referral link obtained via Twitter.  Anyone using multiple Twitter accounts will be found ineligible.

 

For each valid entry into the Sweepstakes made using Entrant’s referral link, which was obtained through the e-mail invitation message or the Tweet post described herein, Entrant will receive one (1) additional entry into the Sweepstakes, up to a maximum of one-hundred (100) additional entries during the Sweepstakes Period regardless of the Refer a Friend method used or the number of referrals received.

 

By submitting any information via Twitter, Entrant agrees to the Twitter Terms of Service and privacy notice located at: https://twitter.com/tos.  In order for the Share on Twitter bonus entry to be valid, during the Sweepstakes Period and for thirty (30) days thereafter, Entrant’s Twitter profile must be public and thus viewable by Sponsors and its agents, and Entrant must include the hashtag #Friends25Sweepstakes in their post.  To the extent that Entrant’s Tweet will promote Sponsors, Entrant is responsible for disclosing in their Tweet entry that they may receive a Sweepstakes entry in exchange for providing a promotional message or may receive a Sweepstakes entry in exchange for use of their referral link to enter the Sweepstakes. If Entrant does not have a Twitter account, and would like to create one for free, visit Twitter.com or download the app in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store and follow the instructions to set up an account. All posts to Twitter must comply with the applicable Terms of Service and may not contain obscene, lewd, derogatory, infringing, illegal, or inappropriate content, or otherwise violate these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion.

 

Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same mobile phone, email account, or Twitter account. Entrant may not send more than one (1) e-mail invitation to the same person during the Sweepstakes Period, and any additional invitations to such person shall be considered ineligible for a bonus entry.  Message and data rates may apply. All rules, guidelines, and terms and conditions of Twitter, Inc. apply. By including the hashtag #Friends25Sweepstakes in their Tweet post, Entrants are confirming their acceptance and agreement to these Official Rules.

 

A maximum of one-hundred and forty-three (143) total entries per Entrant during the Sweepstakes Period, as detailed in these Official Rules, will be accepted using the Online Entry or SMS Text Entry methods (or a maximum of twenty-one (21) total entries per Entrant in the event that Entrant uses the AMOE).  Any attempt(s) made by the same individual to submit more than the permitted entries by using multiple emails/mobile numbers, false contact information, accounts or otherwise may result in the Entrant being disqualified.  Entries generated by a script, computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means are void and may be disqualified.  Entries that are in excess of the stated limits, incomplete, illegible, corrupted, damaged, destroyed, forged, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive, or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion.  Entries submitted by Entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void.  All materials submitted become the physical property of Sponsors and will not be returned.  In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the registered account holder of the email address associated with the entry or social media account for the domain associated with the submitted address provided that person is eligible.  Potential Prizewinners may be required to show proof of being the registered account holder.  Registered account holder is defined as the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.  In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsors’ satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.  Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide the required information in their entry form, or abide by these Official Rules and/or other instructions of Sponsors may be disqualified. The Sweepstakes Entities may run multiple campaigns, contests, sweepstakes or other promotions simultaneously. Entry into one (1) campaign, contest or sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other.

 

Entrant’s entry must be received by Sponsors between 6:00:00 a.m. PT on Monday, September 2, 2019, and 6:00:00 a.m. PT on Saturday, September 28, 2019.  Each Word of the Day is valid until 6:00:00 a.m. PT on the day after which the applicable episode of the Show aired, after which time the Word of the Day is reset.

 

It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to notify Sponsors in writing of any changes to Personal Information, including email addresses, by mailing such notice to: “Friends 25” Sweepstakes, c/o Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, 4411 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505.  All entries and related correspondence become property of Sponsors and will not be returned.  Entrants are limited to one (1) original entry per day the Show airs on TBS during the Sweepstakes Period via the SMS Text Entry method, one (1) original entry per day the Show airs on TBS during the Sweepstakes Period via the Online Entry method, one (1) bonus entry during the Sweepstakes Period for the ‘Share on Twitter’ entry method, and a total of one-hundred (100) bonus entries during the Sweepstakes Period via the Refer a Friend method, for a maximum total of one-hundred and forty-three (143) entries per Entrant. Entrants entering the Sweepstakes via the AMOE are limited to one (1) Sweepstakes entry per day the Show airs on TBS during the Sweepstakes Period up a maximum of twenty-one (21) total entries.  Additional entries will be disqualified as will incomplete entries and entries not received during the Sweepstakes Period.

 

WINNER SELECTION PROCESS:

Sponsors will conduct a random drawing on or around October 3, 2019, from among all eligible entries received during the applicable Sweepstakes Period, to determine the Prizewinners.

 

Should the Prize be forfeited, Sponsors may, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, choose another potential Prizewinner.

 

The National Grand Prize Winner and the Daily Prize Winners are individually and collectively referenced hereinafter as “Prizewinner(s)”.  The National Grand Prize and the Daily Prizes are individually and collectively referenced hereinafter as “Prize(s).”

 

If a potential Prizewinner is found ineligible or fails to comply with these Official Rules, that individual’s claim to a Prize is forfeited and an alternate qualifying and eligible Entrant may be selected, at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Additionally, Sponsors reserve the right to conduct background checks on the potential Prizewinner as a condition of awarding of the Prize. A potential Prizewinner must first submit to such background check and cooperate with Sponsors in any way that Sponsors request in order to be eligible to receive the Prize. Sponsors reserve the right, in Sponsors’ sole discretion, to disqualify any Prizewinner based on such background check if Sponsors determine, in Sponsors’ sole discretion, the background check reveals information that is inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill with which Sponsors wish to associate.

 

All Prizes legitimately claimed will be awarded.

 

NATIONAL GRAND PRIZE WINNER:

o    $25,000.00 gift card or cash or cash equivalent (as determined by Sponsors in Sponsors’ sole discretion)

 

Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the National Grand Prize: Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00)

 

DAILY PRIZE WINNER:

ARV of all twenty-one (21) Daily Prizes: Two Thousand One Hundred Dollars ($2,100.00)

 

 

TOTAL ARV OF ALL 22 PRIZES AVAILABLE TO BE AWARDED: $27,100.00

 

All Prizewinners will be required to review and execute further contracts and releases provided by Sponsors in order to receive the applicable Prize. 

 

PRIZEWINNER NOTIFICATION PROCESS:

The potential Prizewinner(s) will be notified using the information provided during entry by any of email, telephone, mail, text message, a post on the potentially winning entry, or through a direct message on a social media platform (if applicable) (method to be selected by Sponsors in Sponsors’ sole discretion) within a commercially reasonable time after the drawing.  The potential Prizewinner must respond within twenty-four (24) hours of notification by Sponsors and in accordance with the instructions in the notification or the Prize may, in Sponsors’ sole discretion, be forfeited.  The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete, or illegible contact information.  Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon sending of an email, text, direct message on a social media platform, and/or placing of a phone call, one (1) day after sending via a delivery service, or two (2) days after mailing.  A potential Prizewinner who provides a P.O. Box may be required to provide an alternative physical address and this may cause a delay in notification and acceptance so use of a P.O. Box is discouraged.  The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, insufficient space in Prizewinner’s email account to receive email messages, or any limitations associated with receipt of text messages.

 

Each potential Prizewinner may be required to submit an affidavit of eligibility / release of liability / Prize acceptance agreement (collectively, the “Affidavit”) and return the Affidavit within the time period specified at notification before being eligible to receive his or her Prize.  If any potential Prizewinner fails to sign and return such Affidavit within the time period required by Sponsors or if the Prize or Prize notification is returned as rejected, faulty, unclaimed, or returned as undeliverable to such potential Prizewinner, such potential Prizewinner may be disqualified and an alternate Prizewinner may be selected.  Non-compliance shall result in disqualification and awarding of the Prize to an alternate Prizewinner.  If any potential Prizewinner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules and all other additional or supplemental rules or instructions, or if the potential Prizewinner cannot attend or participate in any portion of the Prize, or declines a Prize for any reason prior to award, such potential Prizewinner may be disqualified and an alternate potential Prizewinner may be selected.  If, for any reason, more bona fide Prizewinners come forward seeking to claim Prizes in excess of the number of each type of Prize set forth in these Official Rules, the Prizewinners, or remaining Prizewinners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of Prizes available may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such Prize.  Inclusion in such drawing shall be each Prizewinner’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.  The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, damaged, intercepted, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the potential Prizewinners. 

 

ADDITIONAL PRIZE INFORMATION:

Sponsors reserve the right to provide a substitute for any Prize, or any portion thereof. No refunds will be given for any unused or unclaimed portion of the Prize. The Prize is not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. All Prize details are at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

 

Prizewinner is solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any and all federal, state, and local taxes, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a Prize not specified herein as being awarded.  Prizewinner will be issued an IRS Form 1099-Misc based on the ARV of the Prize awarded. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a cash payment of equal value for any aspect of the prize. Terms and conditions of Prize elements may apply.

 

PRIVACY STATEMENT:

Entrant’s personal information will be utilized by Sponsors for fulfillment of Sweepstakes Prize and to comply with legal requirements. To review Sponsors’ Privacy Policy, go to TBS - https://www.tbs.com/privacy and WB - https://policies.warnerbros.com/privacy/. To review Sponsors’ Terms of Use, go to TBS - https://www.tbs.com/terms and WB - http://www.warnerbros.com/term-use.  By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants accept and agree to abide by all Sponsors’ policies and terms.

 

OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE: 

All Sweepstakes related materials, including submission entries (“Submission”) becomes the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned.  The copyright in any Submission shall remain the property of the Entrant, but entry into this Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation, right to review, or attribution, to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, make derivative works of, or display such Submission for any purpose, including, but not limited to, editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes by Sponsors and/or others authorized by the Sponsors, in any and all media now in existence or hereafter invented, throughout the universe, for the duration of the copyright in the Submission.  Sponsors and/or others authorized by the Sponsors shall have the right to use, distribute, perform, display, print, publish, transmit, make derivative works of, edit, adapt, and modify the Submission. All Entrants submitting materials/content as part of the Sweepstakes will be non-exclusively licensing (with the unlimited right to sublicense) to Sweepstakes Entities the right to use Entrant’s name, social media account username and likeness, for any purpose (including any and all commercial purposes).  Entrant represents and warrants that the materials submitted will not infringe or violate any right whatsoever, including, without limitation, any personal rights (e.g., defamation, privacy, false light, moral right, etc.) or any property rights (e.g., copyright, trademark, right to ideas, etc.) of any person or entity and the use thereof will result in no third-party liability or obligations.  Any Entrant posting or submitting content with obscene or other inappropriate material may be disqualified by Sponsors, in its sole and absolute discretion.

 

Any use of any of the Sweepstakes Entities trademarks or copyright interest for any purpose not authorized by Sweepstakes Entities is strictly prohibited and may subject Entrant to civil and/or criminal liability.

 

PUBLICITY GRANT:

Subject to applicable law, Prizewinners irrevocably grant the Sweepstakes Entities and each of their licensees, and its and their successors, assigns and sub-licensees the right and permission to use their name, voice, likeness and/or biographical material for advertising, promotional and/or publicity purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes, in all forms of media and by all manners (now and hereafter known), and on and in connection with related products, services, advertising and promotional materials (now known or hereafter developed), worldwide, in perpetuity, without any compensation, obligation, notice or consideration except for the awarding of the Prizes to the Prizewinners.

 

NO WARRANTIES:

ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “with all faults.” sweepstakes ENTITIES make no warranties, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use or enjoyment of any prize, or any portion thereof, including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties for a prize, or any portion thereof, are contained in the manufacturers’ or service providers’ warranties, as relevant.

 

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  The use of certain companies’ products and services as Prizes does not imply participation in, approval of, or endorsement of this Sweepstakes by such companies.

 

RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFICATION:

By entering, ALL ENTRants IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRant’s HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, LEGAL SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS release and agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the SPONSORS AND ALL sweepstakes ENTITIES AND TWITTER From and against any and all claims, demands, losses and causes of action for any DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONSEQUENTIAL, punitive, AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES), liability, loss, cost, fees (including attorneys’ fees), including, without limitation, damage to PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH) OR personal or real property, due, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of THE acceptance, possession, REDEMPTION, MISDIRECTION, use or misuse of ANY prize OR ANY PORTION OF ANY PRIZE (including any activity OR TRAVEL related thereto) or participation in the sweepstakes and the ACTIVITIES OR FOR ANY And all claims based on rights of publicity and rights of privacy WHETHER any of these things are CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY THE ACTS, OMISSIONS, NEGLIGENCE OR MISCONDUCT OF SPONSORS AND/OR THE sweepstakes ENTITIES. 


DISCLAIMERS:

By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, Inc., and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns (“Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, liability, costs (including attorneys’ fees), losses, damages, fines or injuries (up to and including bodily injury and death) of any kind arising out of or related to: (i) Entrants’ participation in the Sweepstakes (including travel to/from any Sweepstakes activity); (ii) any acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any Prize (including, without limitation, losses, damages or injuries to Entrant’s or any other person’s equipment or other property, or to their persons, including those arising from any travel to/from any Sweepstakes or Prize event or activity); (iii) 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 (iv) any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation, or announcement of any Sweepstakes activity and/or Prize.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Entrants agree that the Released Parties have neither made nor will be in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, in connection with the Sweepstakes and/or with respect to Prizes, including, without limitation, to any Prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  Entrants agree that the Released Parties shall have no responsibility or liability for discontinued Prizes; human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of registration and/or account information; any technical malfunctions of the telephone or data network, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, social media platform, or Internet service provider utilized by Sponsors; interruption or inability to access the website, application or any online service via the Internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; any damage to Entrant’s (or any third person’s) computer or mobile device and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of the Sweepstakes; any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, viruses, bugs, defects; and/or any other errors or malfunctions, even if caused by the negligence of the Released Parties.  Each Entrant further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Released Parties and hereby acknowledge that the Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a supplier that may be sent along with a Prize.  The Released Parties are not responsible for any changes or unavailability of the wireless carrier, Internet service provider, or the social media platform used for purposes of administering this Sweepstakes that may interfere with the Sweepstakes (including any limitations, any restrictions, or any conditions on Sponsors’ ability to use the website, SMS text service, or social media platform for the Sweepstakes as set forth herein that are not acceptable to Sponsors) or ability of Entrant to timely enter, receive notices, or communicate with Sponsors via the website, SMS text service, or social media platform, in which case Sponsors, in its sole discretion, may terminate or modify the Sweepstakes.

 

The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for human errors or for any damaged, tampered with, delayed, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, late, lost, forged, misaddressed, misdirected, mutilated, mass machine-generated, unintelligible, incomprehensible, stolen entries or entries otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. In addition, Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any typographical errors in these Official Rules, Sweepstakes content, or any advertising materials for the Sweepstakes, or for any kind of computer, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, data, technical or telephone failures and/or problems caused by Sponsors and/or the Sweepstakes Entities or the user, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any human, typographical, electronic, network or other error that may occur in receiving and/or processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes, or by infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failure.

 

If the Sweepstakes becomes compromised, hampered, interrupted, not capable of running as planned, rendered impossible of performance in any way, or prevented, including, without limitation, because of any kind of computer viruses, bugs, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, an event of force majeure, or any other cause created by Sponsors and/or the Sweepstakes Entities, any user or Entrant, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, Sponsors reserve the right, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, to change the Official Rules, to cancel, modify, suspend, or withdraw the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes offer and/or cancel, modify, suspend, or withdraw any method of entry, without notice, and select Prizewinners from all valid entries received for the Sweepstakes prior to or after the cancellation, modification, suspension, or withdrawal. As used herein, an event of force majeure shall be deemed to include, without limitation, an act of God or public enemy; an act or threat of terrorism, war (declared or undeclared), riot or civil commotion, fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health or other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, riot or civil disturbance, public health crisis (e.g. SARS, Ebola, Measles), casualties, satellite or equipment failure, boycott; labor dispute, strike or stoppage (including a strike by the members of any union), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, an act, regulation, order or request of or by any federal, state or local authority or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the act, regulation, order or request proves to be invalid); order or any court or jurisdiction, or any other cause not reasonably within Sponsors’ control.

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:

All Entrants, as a condition of entry, agree that they have not been required to purchase any kind of Internet, wireless, or data service whatsoever in order to participate in and/or enter the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes Entities 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.  Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or whom Sponsors believe to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage may be disqualified.  Additionally, any attempt to cheat the Sweepstakes, as determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsors, may result in immediate disqualification of the Entrant, as well as other possible consequences, including disqualification from any and all existing and future sweepstakes.  ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE (INCLUDING ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM OR APPLICATION) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK ALL LEGAL AND EQUITABLE REMEDIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Sponsors reserve the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify (or terminate the awarding of any Prize to) any individual who is found to be, or suspected of, acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike, obscene, immoral, or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

 

Entrant further understands and agrees that all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (“Section 1542”) and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States that may be applicable with respect to the foregoing release(s) are hereby expressly and forever waived. Entrant acknowledges that Section 1542 provides that: “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.” The releases hereunder are intended to apply to all claims not known or suspected to exist with the intent of waiving the effect of laws requiring the intent to release future unknown claims.

 

GOVERNING LAW:

The parties agree that the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION:

Entrants, Sponsors, and the Released Parties (each, a “Party” and collectively the “Parties”) each agree to fully and finally settle all disputes only through binding arbitration; provided, however, Sponsors shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Los Angeles County, California and any other court with jurisdiction over the Parties.  In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited.  The arbitrator’s decision and award are final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction.  The Parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS.  In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then any Party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service.  If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Los Angeles, California.  The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration.  Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Los Angeles County, California.  Sponsors agree to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of Entrant to attend the arbitration hearing).  Either Party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (D) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Affidavit will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision of the Official Rules or the Affidavit 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.  Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules or any other guidelines, instructions, policies, or term will not constitute a waiver of that provision.  Entrant agrees 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, privacy policy or terms of use on any website, social media platform or application, 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 Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion.

 

WINNER LIST:

To receive the winners’ list, send a stamped self-addressed envelope to: “Sweepstakes Winners’ List”, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, 4411 W. Olive Ave., Building 161, Burbank, CA 91505 (Attn: Affiliate Marketing) within sixty (60) days of expiration of the Sweepstakes Period.  Please indicate which Sweepstakes winners’ list you are requesting by referencing the name of the Sweepstakes in your request.


OFFICIAL RULES:

For a copy of the Official Rules, go to http://www.Friends25.com

 

SPONSORS: 

This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Reference to third parties in connection with Prizes and/or third-party websites or services are for reference and identification purposes only and not intended to suggest endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation with Sponsors or the Sweepstakes.

 

Warner Bros., ‘Friends’ and their logos are trademarks of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. and are used with permission. Turner Broadcasting and TBS are trademarks of Superstation, Inc. and are used with permission. All trademarks, service marks, logos, products, or service names are the property of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Apple, Inc., Google, LLC, Alphabet, Inc., Twitter, Inc., or any other third-party not specifically designated by Sponsors. Information is being provided solely to Sponsors in accordance with these Official Rules.

 

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