You can win one of three cars just for sharing MileIQ. You can enter the MileIQ Sweepstakes here but this post will go over the official rules.
Microsoft MileIQ Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”)
No Purchase or Obligation Necessary to Enter or Claim a Prize. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
The Sweepstakes begins on July 4, 2017 at 12:00:00 PM Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on September 1, 2017 at 11:59:59 PM PT (the “Sweepstakes Period”) which is further divided into three (3) Entry Periods (each a “Entry Period”) as defined in the chart below.
For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00:00 AM PT and ending at 11:59:59 PM PT. The Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Sweepstakes and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received.
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Entry & Drawing Periods Chart (the “Chart”)
Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and have a registered MileIQ account. Employees of Microsoft Corporation (“Sponsor”), and its related subsidiaries and affiliated companies, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies including Marden-Kane, Inc. (“Administrator”) and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, and the immediate families (spouse, and parents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses regardless of where they live) (collectively “Releasees”), and individuals living in the same households, whether related or not, of the above, are not eligible to enter or win a prize.
Each Entrant by participating in the Sweepstakes agrees to be bound by the Official Rules and that of the Sponsor’s decisions. Void outside of the United States, in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
HOW TO ENTER:
To enter, share MileIQ with a friend using the in-app refer a friend engine (the “Entrant”). Entrant will receive (1) entry into the Sweepstake for each friend who registers (signs up) as a new user for a MileIQ account from entrants’ referral (the “Referee”).
Bonus Entry: If the Referee upgrades into a paid plan, the entrant associated with that Referee will receive an additional ten (10) entries. Referee must register and/or upgrade to a paid plan by the date listed in the Chart above in order for the Entrant to earn the entry for that Entry Period. You can learn more about the MileIQ Refer-A-Friend program at https://www.mileiq.com/refer.
While there is no limit to the number of entries you can receive, each referral must be unique and different.
By participating in the Sweepstakes and earning entries, Entrant agrees to comply with the Sweepstakes Official Rules. Entries may only be submitted by a single Entrant. Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules, as determined in Sponsor and/or Administrator’s sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrator are final and binding.
A random drawing to select Entry Period prize winners will be conducted on or about the drawing dates stated in the Entry & Drawing Periods Chart above (the “Chart”) from among all eligible entries received by the end date for that Entry Period. All non-winning entries received in a prior Entry Period will be included in the next Entry Period Drawing.
All drawings will be conducted by Marden-Kane, Inc., who is an independent judging organization. Decisions of the Sponsor and/or the Administrator will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.
Three (3) Grand Prizes (one (1) per Entry Period):
A thirty-six (36) month lease on one (1) on either a 2017 or 2018 Chevy Equinox (hereinafter the “Vehicle”) (Approximate Retail Value “ARV”: $11,500) and a check in the amount of $5,000 that can be used to assist with the payment of applicable taxes associated with the prize. ARV: $16,500 each.
Total ARV of all prizes: $49,500.00. The odds of winning a prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during each Entry Period. Limit one (1) prize per person. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules. All details of prizes not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. Except as provided herein, no cash or prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. By accepting
Except as provided herein, no cash or prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. By accepting prize, Prize winners acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules.
Additional Condition of Prizes:
Winners will be required to sign a vehicle lease through dealers approved leasing company of choice, which may have additional terms and conditions. Lease agreement consists of a maximum 10,000 miles per year during the thirty-six (36) month Lease.
Winners will be solely responsible for any additional costs associated with the Vehicle, including, without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes on the vehicle, title, tax, license, PDI (pre-destination inspection), registration, shipping, insurance, mileage that exceeds ten thousand (10,000) per year and any additional accessories and options as agreed to between winner and the authorized dealership location at which the Vehicle will be delivered, as determined by the Administrator in its sole discretion.
In the event the lease has a lesser value than $11,500.00 a Winner will not receive the difference between the actual value of the lease on such vehicle and the value of the thirty-six (36) month lease stated herein. Winners will be responsible for pick-up of the Vehicle at a time and location determined in the sole discretion of the Administrator (Administrator will endeavor, as a courtesy, to select a dealership close to the residence of the Winners, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion).
Winners must complete all documentation required by Sponsor to take possession of the Vehicle. At time of award of Vehicle, Winner(s) (i) will assume lease ownership of and responsibility for the Vehicle; (ii) will be required to sign various documents involving the Vehicle; and (iii) must furnish proof of residence, a valid driver’s license as required by the law of the Winner’s jurisdiction of residence and of the jurisdiction of pickup, and any required insurance coverage.
Winners must complete a credit application for the 36-month lease and must have a qualifying credit rating. Winners are solely responsible for determining the class of license necessary to legally operate the Vehicle. Winners are solely responsible for complying with any applicable federal, state and/or local laws and regulations applicable to the Vehicle, including without limitation registration requirements and operating restrictions.
Sponsor reserves the right to withhold delivery of the Vehicle if a Winner does not comply with the above requirements and Prize may be forfeited, in Sponsor’s discretion, by Winner’s such noncompliance. If a winner chooses not to accept the lease or does not meet the credit requirements of the lease agent, they may take the cash buyout option of $10,000.00 awarded in the form of a check made payable to the winner (and no additional prize funding for the assistance with the payment of taxes will be awarded).
The Sponsor will not provide any additional verbal or written warranties other than the standard written New Vehicle Limited Warranty provided with the Vehicle. Any difference between the stated value and actual value of the prize will not be awarded to the Winner.
No cash or vehicle substitutes and no cash rebates. Lease cannot be assigned or transferred to a third party. Vehicle delivery is through an authorized dealer and conditional upon winner’s execution and return of leasing company’s customary motor vehicle lease documentation (including its standard consumer motor vehicle lease agreement and credit application).
The vehicle must be returned at the end of the lease term. Winner will be responsible for pick up and return of Vehicle at time and location determined in the sole discretion of leasing company. Pictures, display vehicles or other representations of any vehicle used in connection with this Sweepstakes are not depictions or promises of the Prize, which may differ substantially.
The maximum value of the prize set forth above represents the Sponsor’s good faith determination of the maximum ARV thereof, and the actual fair market value, as ultimately determined the Sponsor, cannot be challenged or appealed.
Prizes are taxable income to the winners and winners will be responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use, if any.
WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION:
Potential winners will be notified by email and/or phone on or about the respective drawing dates for each of the respective Entry Period drawings. Potential winners will be required to complete and sign  an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and Declaration of Compliance; and where legal, a Publicity Release (collectively the “Affidavit”) and  an IRS Form W-9 and furnish his/her social security number that will be used only for the purpose of reporting the Winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, as required by law within five (5) days following the date of issuance of notification or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner.
Failure to timely return any documents requested, return of prize notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules will result in such potential Winner being disqualified. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential Winner, and an alternate Winner will be determined.
By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants, or, if minors in his/her state of jurisdiction, their parent or legal guardian, agree to the use by Sponsor and its designees of their names, entry submission, and photographs/likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised (including and without limitation, the Internet) without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. Prize winners agree to consent to such in writing. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules.
If a potential Winner (i) cannot be contacted after a reasonable attempt has been made by Administrator (as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion); (ii) fails to timely return the required paperwork without alteration and in the form presented by Administrator; (iii) refuses the prize; and/or (iv) the prize or prize notification is rejected or returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to be deemed a winner in the Sweepstakes and receive the prize, then that potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected through a random drawing by the Administrator from the remaining entries.
Prizes must be accepted as awarded. If the prize is won by an eligible individual who is not of the legal age of majority in the state of residence (“minor”), the required documents must be confirmed and signed by winner’s parent or legal guardian. Except where prohibited by law, the winner’s entry and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, and biographical information without further compensation.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
Entrants are prohibited from obtaining entries by any fraudulent or inappropriate means, including, without limitation, creating multiple accounts/identities, offering prizes, services or anything of value or other inducements to members of the public to gain entries, as determined by the Sponsor in their sole discretion.
If an Entrant is found to have engaged in such fraud or collusion, in Sponsor’s opinion, he/she will be disqualified and will not be eligible to win a prize in this Sweepstakes. Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Electronically reproduced, mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete or inaccurate entries are void.
By participating, Entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, online entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder from which the entry is made. Caution: Any attempt by an Entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless Releasees, and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the prize (including any travel or travel-related activity thereto) that may be awarded.
This Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. Jurisdiction and venue shall be solely within the State of Washington.
Releasees are not responsible for technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials; or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or illegible entries or; for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon.
If in the Sponsor’s opinion, for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if computer viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsors reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual (and void his/her entry and/or prevent him/her from future participation) who tampers with the entry process and/or who is acting in violation of these Official Rules, to modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, or to terminate the Sweepstakes and at Sponsor’s discretion conduct the judging to award the prize using all eligible non suspect transactions and entries received as of the termination date.
As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that: a.) under no circumstances will Entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrants hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; b.) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and c.) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event shall Entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs. Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at their discretion.
Information collected from Entrants is used only for the purpose of awarding prizes, operating the Sweepstakes consistent with the Official Rules and to notify Winners, and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by Sponsor or any third parties unless Entrant has opted-in to receive additional information and promotional material from Sponsor or a third party. Once the Sweepstakes, including any known or unknown extensions of the Sweepstakes, has ended, all information supplied by Entrants will be removed from the database.
To request the list of winners, send an e-mail with subject line: Microsoft MileIQ Sweepstakes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests must be received no later than September 30, 2017. The list will be sent when the drawings have been conducted and the winners verified.
Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington, 98052-6399
Sweepstakes Administrator: Marden-Kane, Inc., 195 Froehlich Farm Blvd. Woodbury, NY 11797.
Chevrolet is not a participant in or a Sponsor of this Promotion nor do they endorse or support this promotion in any way, and its names and logos are registered trademarks of Chevrolet.
© 2017 Marden-Kane, Inc. All rights reserved. These Official Rules may not be copied, edited, or used for any other purpose, commercial or otherwise, without the express written consent of Marden-Kane, Inc.
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