Official Rules

Official Rules

No Purchase Necessary. A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning. 

  1. Eligibility:  This Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the United States (age of majority or older) who (i) are already an authorized user on the Smartbook platforms by September 30, 2022 and (ii) receive an email from Sponsor with an invitation to participate in the Sweepstakes (“Eligible Participant”). Employees of Smartbook, Inc. (“Sponsor”), as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of those employees, are not eligible to enter.
  2. Entry Period:  The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 AM PST on October 1, 2022, and ends at 11:59:59 PM PST on October 30, 2022 (the “Entry Period”). Entries submitted before or after the Entry Period will not be eligible. For survey entrants, Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. For postcard entrants (described below), the dates of the Entry Period indicate the date range by which your postcard entry must be postmarked.
  3. How to Enter: There are two ways to enter the Sweepstakes (either an “Entry”):
    • (1) Entry through Smartbook survey. To enter by survey participation, you must fully complete the designated 2023 EIR or 2023 LMR Surveys, following all instructions included in the submission of the survey.
    • (2) Alternative free method of entry by postcard.  To enter without survey participation, Eligible Participants must hand print their (i) first and last name, (ii) email address, (iii) mailing address, and (iv) phone number on a postcard approximately three and a half by five inches (3.5″ x 5″) in size and mail it to: Smartbook, Inc., Attn: Policy Research 2023 EIR or LMR Survey, Smartbook User Survey Sweepstakes Entry, Smartbook, 6120 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75214, United States.  As a Smartbook user your name, email address, mailing address and phone number that you provide will be used pursuant to the Smartbook Privacy Policy.  All postcard entries must be postmarked between October 1, 2022 and October 30, 2022 to be eligible for the Sweepstakes.
  4. Entries.  There is a limit of one (1) Entry per person (regardless of method of entry). You may not use multiple accounts to enter. Sponsor may disqualify any Eligible Participant that attempts to enter more than one (1) time. By entering, you indicate your full agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions regarding the Sweepstakes, which are final and binding.
  5. Drawing:  On or about November 3, 2022, Sponsor will select fifty (50) potential winners in a random drawing of all entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. Winners will receive an email and must reply within 24 hours to claim the prize to win. If the potential winner fails to respond within 24 hours or if the notification is returned as undeliverable or fails to reach the potential winner for any reason, the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion, who will be subject to disqualification in the same manner.
  6. Potential Winner Requirements:  Except where prohibited, a potential winner may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. If the Sponsor does not already have one on file, each potential winner may be required to sign and return to the Sponsor a completed Form W 9 (“W-9”) for tax reporting purposes, in order to claim his/her Prize. If a potential winner fails to sign and return these documents within the required time period, an alternate potential winner may be selected in his/her place in a random drawing of all remaining entries received. If the potential winner fails to respond within 7 days or if the notification is returned as undeliverable or fails to reach the potential winner for any reason, the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion, who will be subject to disqualification in the same manner.
  7. Prizes: Four (4) winners will be chosen to each receive a $25 USD Amazon gift card via email (each a “Prize”). Total value of all the Prizes is $100 USD. The odds of winning a prize depend on number of Entries.  A winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes and any and all other fees, costs and expenses not listed above. Any Prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. A Prize may not be transferred and must be accepted as awarded, and any difference between approximate and actual Prize value will not be awarded. A winner may not request cash or a substitute prize; however, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the Prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
  8. License Grant:  By entering the Sweepstakes, you grant Sponsor, its agents, licensees, and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive right and permission to reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit, and otherwise use your Entry, including your responses to the 2023 EIR or LMR Survey, as-is or as-edited (with or without your name, image and likeness) in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation or approval from you.
  9. General Conditions:  In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the Prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes, violates these Official Rules, or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any person who seeks to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Proof of sending any communication to Sponsor by mail shall not be deemed proof of receipt of that communication by Sponsor. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
  10. Release and Limitations of Liability:  By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any Prize, including, but not limited to (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) technical errors that may prevent an individual from participating or receiving direct messages related to the Sweepstakes; (d) printing errors; (e) lost, late, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (f) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of posts; or (g) injury or damage to persons or property. You further agree that in any cause of action, in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys’ fees or other legal costs. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, or indirect damages. All potential winners are subject to verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes. An entrant is not a winner of any Prize, even if the Sweepstakes should so indicate, unless and until entrant’s eligibility and the potential winning Entry has been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. Sponsor will not accept alternative evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process.
  11. Disputes:  You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Texas, except as preempted by FAA, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than California. In the event of any conflict between this provision and the dispute resolution and arbitration agreement in the Smartbook Terms of Service https://www.Smartbook.com/terms, the Smartbook Terms of Service shall govern.
  12. Privacy: Personal information collected from entrants will be used by Sponsor to administer the Sweepstakes and otherwise in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy located at www.sbook.net/privacy.
  13. Sponsor:  The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Smartbook, Inc., Smartbook, 6120 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75214. The Sweepstakes is not sponsored by, endorsed by, administered by, or associated with Amazon.