No Purchase, Transaction or Card Application necessary to enter or win
Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 U.S. and DC (except for residents of CO and TX) who are cardholders of Discover Bank issued credit cards, 18 years of age or older as of 9/30/12 and are the intended recipients of an invitation from Discover Products Inc. ("Sponsor") to participate in the Discover Holiday Giveaway. Employees of Discover Products Inc. ("Sponsor"), and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and/or those living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible. Void in CO, TX and where prohibited by law.
- HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Discover Products Inc., 2500 Lake Cook Rd. Riverwoods, IL 60015 (the "Sponsor"). A total of 36 prizes will be awarded (1 Grand and 35 First Prizes).
To receive 1 entry: Beginning 12:00:01 AM (ET) on 10/1/12 through 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 12/31/12 ("Sweepstakes Period"), you will automatically receive 1 entry into the sweepstakes each time you use your Discover Card to make a purchase or take a cash advance ("Transaction"). Transactions must post to your account during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor is not responsible for any merchant delays in processing Transactions which may cause a Transaction to post after the Sweepstakes Period. As used in the Official Rules, "Discover Card" means a credit card issued by Discover Bank; it does not include credit cards issued by any other entities. To see how to enter without making a Transaction, see Rule #3.
To receive 25 entries: During the Sweepstakes Period, for each qualifying gas Transaction you make, you will receive 25 Entries into the sweepstakes. Gas Transaction(s) are those made at merchants classified as stand-alone gas stations. If a Transaction is coded for a category other than gas, it will not qualify. Eligibility classification of a Transaction is at Sponsor's sole discretion. To see how to receive 25 entries without making a gas Transaction, see Rule #3.
- NO PURCHASE OR TRANSACTION NECESSARY:
To receive 1 entry into the sweepstakes without making a Transaction with a Discover Card, hand print your full name, address (no post office box addresses accepted), city, state, zip code and date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) on a plain piece of 3" x 5" paper and mail in a stamped hand-addressed business-size envelope to: Discover Holiday Giveaway, P.O. Box 5676, Blair, NE 68009-5676.
To receive 25 entries without making a qualifying gas Transaction, hand print your full name, address (no post office box addresses accepted), city, state, zip code and date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) on a plain piece of 3" x 5" paper and mail in a stamped hand-addressed business-size envelope to: Discover Holiday Giveaway, P.O. Box 5676, Blair, NE 68009-5676. You must also hand print the words "25 Entries" on the lower front left side of your mailing envelope.For each such eligible entry, you will receive 25 Entries.
All eligible mailed entries received will be included in the random drawing. Limit one entry per outer mailing envelope. No mechanically reproduced entries permitted. Illegible entries are void. Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, delayed, inaccurate, incomplete, postage due, misdirected entries or entries not received in time for the random drawing. Mailed entries must be received by 1/8/13.
- RANDOM DRAWING:
The random drawing will be conducted on or about 1/15/13 from among all eligible entries received. Drawing will be conducted by D.L. Blair, Inc., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final. Odds of winning a prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. Winners will be notified by mail.
- PRIZES & VALUES:
One (1) Grand Prize â€“ $250,000 (to be awarded as a wire transfer to winner's bank account. In the event winner does not have a bank account, prize will be awarded in the form of a check); Thirty-Five (35) First Prizes â€“ Each winner will receive gas for a year (to be awarded as a $7,000 check). (Gas for a year award amount is an estimate derived from 2010 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics data with adjustments for expected taxes, household size and current gas prices.) Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value. Limit one prize per person. All federal, state and local income taxes are the sole responsibility of winner. Winners may make no substitution or transfer of prize.
Potential winner's Discover Card account must be open and in good standing at time of winner selection. In the event that there is more than one authorized person on a Discover Card account, the primary Discover Card account holder will be deemed the winner. Prize consists of only the item specifically listed as the prize.
- GENERAL RULES:
Potential Grand and First Prize winners will be sent an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release/Prize Acceptance Form which must be completed and returned within seven (7) business days of attempted notification. Noncompliance within this time period or return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification without further notice and an alternate winner will be selected. Winners will be required to execute a W9 form and their total winnings will be reported to the IRS, as is required by law. In the event a prize is won by a minor, his/her prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parent/legal guardian who will be required to sign the Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity Release/Prize Acceptance Form. Noncompliance within this time period or return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification without further notice and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor may conduct a background check on the potential Grand and First Prize winners. Such background check may include (but is not limited to) investigation of employment history, criminal or other arrest or conviction record, and any other factor deemed relevant by Sponsor to help ensure that his/her participation in the Sweepstakes will not, in Sponsor's sole discretion, bring Sponsor into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Entrants (or parent/legal guardian if entrant is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence) agree to hold Discover Products Inc. and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and parent companies, and advertising and promotion agencies and the respective directors, officers, employees, and assigns of each (collectively, "Released Parties"), harmless against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person arising out of use of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor and their agencies to use, in their sole discretion, each winner's name and state of residence and/or likeness for purposes of advertising/trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. All materials submitted become sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Released Parties are not responsible for computer, network, technical, printing, typographical, human or other errors, problems or malfunctions relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, errors, problems or malfunctions which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the prizes, the processing of entries or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or for Transactions that are lost, misdirected, or fail to enter into the processing system for any reason; or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly; or are lost for any reason, including computer, telephonic, paper-transfer, or human error, or electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction, damage, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, or any combination thereof. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and judges, which are final and binding. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. Sponsor may prohibit a participant from participating or winning a prize (and void all associated entries) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said participant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other participants or Sponsor's representatives. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel the Sweepstakes. If terminated, Sponsor may, at its discretion, award the prizes from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such action. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded.
Names of the prize winners will be posted at www.discover.com/discovergive from 2/4/13-2/25/13.
- ONLINE NOTICE:
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the sweepstakes if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the program; or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration or security of the program as determined by Sponsor/administrator, in their sole discretion. Any damage made to the website will be the responsibility of the authorized e-mail account holder. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules.