Sweepstakes Rules

JoeShopping.com Sweepstakes Official Rules


1. Eligibility
The JoeShopping.com Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. Employees and independent contractors of JoeShopping.com, Inc. or any of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Sweepstakes and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor
JoeShopping, Inc., 25 Smith Street, Suite 313, Nanuet, NY 10954.

3. Timing
The Sweepstakes begins on September 1, 2011 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on September 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

4. How to Enter
During the Sweepstakes Period, you will automatically receive ten (10) entries into the Sweepstakes by going to JoeShopping.com and registering. Registration is free. After you register you can earn additional points (entries) in the Sweepstakes by performing the following activities on JoeShopping.com during the Sweepstakes Period:

Activity Points Awarded Description of Activity
Register on JoeShopping.com 10 points Go to JoeShopping.com and register (create an account). If you already have an account you may not create secondary accounts in order to earn these points again.
Upload Profile Picture 5 points After you register you will get 5 points for including a profile picture.
Update Your Shopping Status 1 point Each time you update your Shopping Status (on your Profile Page) you get 1 point. Maximum 5 points per day.
Write an Initial Profile Comment 1 point Each time you write an initial comment (not a reply to someone else’s comment) on another member’s Profile page you get 1 point. Maximum 5 points per day.
Give Star Ratings 1 point per 5 ratings Each time you give star ratings to any five items you get 1 point. Maximum of 5 points per day.
Post a Photo 2 points Each time you post a photo you get 2 points. Maximum of 6 points per day.
Post a Video 1 point Each time you post a video you get 1 point. Maximum of 1 point per day.
Write a Product Review 4 points Each time you post a product review you get 4 points. Maximum of 12 points per day.
Write a Blog Post 3 points Each time you Write a Blog Post you get 3 points. Maximum of 3 points per day.
Post in the Message Boards 2 points Each time you post in the Message Boards (AKA Forums) you get 2 points. Maximum of 10 points per day.
Add a Friend 2 points Each time you send a friend request to another member and they accept you get 2 points. Maximum of 10 points per day.
Refer a Friend 10 points Each time you refer a unique friend that registers with the site and creates a profile you will get 10 points. Maximum of 2000 points during the Sweepstakes Period.
Daily Free Points 3 points Once a day you can click a link located in your Profile to get 3 points. Maximum of 3 points per day.

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Bookmark JoeShopping.com
Opt-in to the JoeShopping.com Newsletter
Follow @JoeShopping on Twitter
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Birthday Points

Limit 3,965 entries per person, per email address, during the Sweepstakes Period regardless of method entry.Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant’s plays and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor reserves the right to contact entrants and all other individuals whose email address is submitted as part of this Sweepstakes.

5. Winner Selection
On or about January 4, 2011, Sponsor or an independent judging agency will select one (1) entry for each prize described below in Section 8 in a random drawing of all valid entries received. There is a limit of one prize per person per household. The entrant will be contacted using the email address, phone number and/or mailing address provided with the sweepstakes registration and may be awarded the prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules). Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winners will be notified by email, phone and or mail on or about January 5 2011. If a winner is a Canadian resident he or she will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question in order to be eligible for a prize.


7. Verification of Potential Winner
Potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winners will be notified by email, after the date of random drawing. The potential winners will be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within five (5) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize if applicable. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that a potential winner of a sweepstakes prize is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.

8. Prizes

  • One Grand Prize Winner will receive $100.
For all Prizes: No cash equivalent for the prize, prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

9. Entry Conditions and Release
By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor and the Sponsor and each of their respective parents, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Sweepstakes acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of prize.

10. Publicity
Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winners consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

11. General Conditions
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. If you violate these Rules or the Website Terms of Use and your JoeShopping Account is terminated you will be immediately disqualified from the Promotion and not be eligible to win a prize. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

12. Limitations of Liability
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes play, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.

13. Disputes
Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Sweepstakes or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate New York State Court located in New York County, New York; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and 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 (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

14. Entrant’s Personal Information
Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy which is available here.

15. Sweepstakes Results
For Contest results send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners List - The JoeShopping.com Sweepstakes, JoeShopping, Inc., 25 Smith Street, Suite 313, Nanuet, NY 10954. Requests for the winner list must be received by January 15, 2011.

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