NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The “Payday Bonus Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on January 27, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on July 26, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes Period will be divided into seventy-eight (78) entry periods (each, an “Entry Period”) as outlined in the “ENTRY PERIODS” section of these Official Rules.
ELIGIBILITY: To enter the Sweepstakes, you must be a lawful permanent resident in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories and possessions), eighteen (18) years of age or older with a valid Social Security number and must be at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence (each, an “Entrant”). Employees of Green Dot Corporation (the “Sponsor”), AccountNow, LLC, Insight Card Services, LLC, and each of their affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, including, but not limited to National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”), (herein collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and any service partners, as well as Visa® and MasterCard®, (collectively, the “Releasees”) and their immediate families (i.e. parents, children, siblings, spouse) and members of their households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and possessions, outside of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, and where restricted or prohibited by law. By entering, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding.
ENTRY PERIODS: For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, there will be one (1) drawing associated with each Entry Period. There will be one (1) grand prize winner (a “Grand Prize Winner”) for each Entry Period drawing. Each Entry Period will start on Friday of each week at 12:00 AM ET and end on the following Thursday at 11:59 PM ET. All entries must be submitted during this time period in order to be included for that Entry Period’s drawing. For example, Entry Period 1 will start at 12:00 AM ET on January 27, 2017 and end at 11:59 PM ET on February 2, 2017. See the Entry Period Chart at the end of these Official Rules for details and dates.
ALL NON-WINNING ELIGIBLE ENTRIES FROM THE PREVIOUS ENTRY PERIOD(S) WILL NOT CARRY OVER TO SUBSEQUENT ENTRY PERIOD DRAWINGS.
HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to receive entries into the Sweepstakes. Regardless of the method of entry, there is a limit of one (1) entry per Entrant per Entry Period.
1. Purchase: Make a qualifying purchase with one (1) of the following cards: 1) a Green Dot® Reloadable Visa® or MasterCard® card, 2) Insight Visa® Prepaid Reloadable card, 3) GoBank Visa® or MasterCard® card, 4) Uber Debit card from GoBank, 5) AccountNow Gold Visa® Prepaid Card issued by either MetaBank® or Green Dot Bank, or 6) AccountNow Prepaid Visa® or Mastercard® issued by either MetaBank or Green Dot Bank (each an “Account Card”) to receive one (1) entry for such qualifying purchase. Entrant must be a valid Account Cardholder with a successfully registered Account Card in order to enter via purchase. Purchases made with an AccountNow Prepaid Visa issued by The Bancorp Bank are not eligible for entry. Please see the back of your card for its issuing bank. PLEASE NOTE: A qualifying purchase is dependent upon the date on which the qualifying purchase has been posted to the respective Account Card. In order to qualify as a purchase, the eligible purchase must be posted to the respective registered Account Card by 11:59 PM ET on the last date of the applicable Entry Period. A purchase posted to the Account Card after 11:59 PM ET on the last day of the Entry Period will not be considered an entry for that Entry Period. For example, a purchase that posts to an Entrant’s Account Card on January 28, 2017 will receive one (1) entry into Entry Period 1. There is no minimum purchase value requirement; the value of your purchase(s) will not increase or decrease your chances of winning a prize.
Below are the links to view the terms and conditions for each Account Card:
2. Email: To enter without making a purchase using an Account Card, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your first name, last name, address, city, state, zip, daytime telephone number, date of birth and email address. Be sure to include the following in the subject line of the email “Payday Bonus, [ENTRY PERIOD START AND END DATES] i.e. “January 27 to February 2” if entering during Entry Period 1; make sure to change the start and end dates if entering a different Entry Period. See Entry Period Chart at the end of these Official Rules for the start and end dates for each Entry Period. The start and end dates specified in the subject line of an email must be consistent with these Official Rules to be considered. Each email received that correctly follows the instructions outlined above during an Entry Period is considered one (1) entry into that respective Entry Period drawing. In order to qualify as an entry, the eligible email must be received by 11:59 PM ET on the last date of the applicable Entry Period. Emails sent for Entry Periods that are yet to begin or Entry Periods that have ended will not be considered.
Limit of one (1) entry per Entrant for each Entry Period, regardless of method of entry. Entrants may only use one (1) Account Card and one (1) email address to participate in this Sweepstakes. Entries received from any Entrant, email address or Account Card in excess of the above stated limitation will be void.
In the event of uncertainty as to the identity of an Entrant, that Entrant will be disqualified. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different, identities, email addresses, accounts, and/or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible or damaged entries or failed internet connections.
RANDOM DRAWINGS/ODDS OF WINNING: For each Entry Period during the Sweepstakes, the Sweepstakes Administrator will select one (1) potential Grand Prize Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received for that respective Entry Period. All non-winning eligible entries from the previous Entry Period drawings will NOT carry over to subsequent Entry Period drawings. Judges decisions are final. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received for each Entry Period.
PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize Winner per Entry Period will receive $5,000 (the “Grand Prize”). If a Grand Prize Winner has an open Account Card in good standing, the Grand Prize will be credited to his/her Account Card. In the event that a Grand Prize Winner entered via email and does not have an Account Card, a check for $5,000 will be awarded. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize is $5,000.
Total ARV of each Entry Period is $5,000.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: If the amount of the Grand Prize loaded to the Grand Prize Winner’s Account Card causes the Grand Prize Winner’s balance to go over the Account Card’s maximum balance limit, the remaining amount of the Grand Prize will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner in the form of a check. No prize substitution, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. Grand Prizes are not transferable. All taxes on the Grand Prizes are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winners and are not transferable. Grand Prize Winners are solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to applicable taxes, card fees, and check cashing fees.
Sponsor reserves the right to exclude entries from any Entrant or any potential Grand Prize Winner who is suspected of theft, fraud, or any criminal activity related to Sponsor or its affiliates. Entries associated with fraudulent Account Cards or other unauthorized use of Account Cards and entries associated with any similar fraudulent or inappropriate activities relating to any such Account Cards will be void and all such Entrants may be disqualified. Without limiting the foregoing, if an Entrant’s Account Card has been suspended or closed due to suspected fraud, he/she will not be eligible to win.
NOTIFICATION/PRIZE CLAIMS: Each potential Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by telephone, email or any other available contact source provided within five (5) business days of each Entry Period’s drawing date (the “Notification”). The potential Grand Prize Winner must sign and return, within five (5) days of receipt, an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release and an IRS W-9 Form (the “Paperwork”) in order to claim the Grand Prize. If a potential Grand Prize Winner fails to return the Paperwork within that time, if the Grand Prize Notification is returned as undeliverable, or if an Entrant is found to be ineligible, or if he/she does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Grand Prize Winner may be selected through a random drawing by the Sweepstakes Administrator from the remaining non-winning eligible entries received during that respective Entry Period. Even if the name of a potential Grand Prize Winner is publicly announced, the potential Grand Prize Winner must complete all documents provided and be confirmed by Sponsor prior to receiving a Grand Prize. Once a potential Grand Prize Winner has been confirmed by the Sponsor, except where prohibited by law, Grand Prize Winner’s entry and acceptance of the Grand Prize constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes Entities to use said Grand Prize Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information and voice on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation.
SWEEPSTAKES RULES OF PARTICIPATION: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable, illegible, delayed, or incomplete deposit, deposit posts or entries, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Sponsor may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a Grand Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants, Sponsor, or Sweepstakes Entities. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor or the Sweepstakes Administrator which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and randomly draw the potential Grand Prize Winner(s) for the applicable Entry Period drawing(s) from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
NO LIABILITY: By entering, Entrants and each Grand Prize Winner agrees to comply with all Official Rules, as stated and agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliates, retailers marketing/selling any of the Account Cards, and their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, including the aforementioned Releasees in the “ELIGIBILITY” section above from any claims, actions, injury, loss or damage of any kind, including, without limitation, personal injury or death, resulting, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participating in this Sweepstakes or from the acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of any Grand Prize. This limitation of liability is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including, without limitation, compensatory, direct, indirect, or consequential damages; loss of data, income or profit; loss of or damage to property; and claims of third parties. Entrants agree that Releasees have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, statutory, express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, title, and fitness for a particular purpose, in fact or in law, relative to this Sweepstakes.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA.
WINNER'S NAMES/RULES REQUEST: To receive a list of Grand Prize Winners or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#10) envelope to be received by August 24, 2018 to: “Payday Bonus Sweepstakes”, P.O. Box 10505, Rochester, NY 14610. Please specify “Winner List” or “Rules Request.”
SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: This Sweepstakes is being administered by National Sweepstakes Company, LLC, 80 Rockwood Place, Ste 104, Rochester, NY 14610, an independent judging organization, whose decisions will be final regarding the conduct of this Sweepstakes.
SPONSOR: Green Dot Corporation, P.O. Box 5100, Pasadena, CA 91117.
This Sweepstakes shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.
The AccountNow Prepaid Visa Card and AccountNow Gold Visa Prepaid Card are issued by Green Dot Bank or MetaBank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. The AccountNow Prepaid MasterCard (Classic) is issued by MetaBank pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated and may be used where Debit MasterCard is accepted. Please see the back of your Card for its issuing bank. Green Dot Bank and MetaBank; Members FDIC. Usage restrictions may vary by issuing bank. Refer to your Cardholder Agreement for details. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Green Dot is a registered trademark of Green Dot Corporation. © 2017 Green Dot Corporation. All rights reserved. All other registered marks are property of their respective owners.
MetaBank, Uber Technologies, Inc., Visa, and MasterCard are not affiliated in any way with this Sweepstakes and do not endorse or sponsor this Sweepstakes. Card has fees that reduce winnings. Funds do not expire.