dooce® 2011 Cash Card Giveaway

dooce(R) 2011 Cash Card Giveaway

Official Rules



ELIGIBILITY: Any person over the age of eighteen (18) who submits a link in a comment on to a posted video they have made expressly for the purpose of this giveaway. If your video does not appear in the final video created by staff and posted on, you are still eligible for the drawing. The dooce(R) 2011 Cash Card Giveaway (“Giveaway”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Armstrong Media, LLC, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, promotion and other vendor agencies involved in this Giveaway, as well as the immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, are not eligible. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

SPONSOR: Armstrong Media, LLC, 1338 Foothill Dr., #230, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.

ADMINISTRATOR: Armstrong Media, LLC, 1338 Foothill Dr., #230, Salt Lake City, UT 84108.

DESCRIPTION: Submit a link to a video (“Submission”) of yourself and/or you and your family either playing the Joy Ride(R) video game OR pretending to play the Joy Ride(R) video game. The video must NOT contain: vulgar language, pornography, obscenities, nudity, indecent, hateful, tortious, defamatory, or libelous or contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, or disparage Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the Giveaway (including Microsoft(R), Microsoft Xbox(R), Xbox LIVE(R), Joy Ride(R), KINECT(R) and Federated Media) or contain material that is unlawful in any way. Sponsor reserves the right to remove any posts that it finds unlawful, or in violation of these Official Rules, all in its sole discretion. You must have the right to show any person(s) you include in the Submission.

TIMING: The Giveaway begins at 12:01 am Eastern Time (ET) on January 7, 2011 and ends at 12:01 pm ET on January 12, 2011 (the “Promotional Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Giveaway.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotional Period, make your Submission video and upload it to the internet (YouTube, Vimeo, flickr, etc.). Visit and leave a link to your Submission video in the comment section of this post:

Winners will be notified via email. Winners will have forty-eight (48) hours to respond to the notification email.

Limit one (1) entry per person for the duration of the Promotional Period. Take your time and do not post a video hastily. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to create the user name 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. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

DRAWING: The designated overseer of the website, determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is an independent judging entity whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Giveaway and the selection of the potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway. The designated overseer of will randomly select the potential Giveaway winners from all eligible entries received during the applicable Promotional Period, on or around the dates listed in the table above and contact them by email. Each potential winner will be required to respond as instructed with his/her contact information within the specified time period. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to reply with his/her contact information within the required time period, potential winner forfeits the prize. Potential winners may be contacted by Administrator with additional prize redemption instructions. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Giveaway.

PRIZES: FIVE (5) Cash cards. Retail Value: $100 US.

Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Limit: One (1) prize per person.

AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in the Giveaway constitutes full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent on fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

RELEASE: By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Microsoft Corporation, Universal McCann, Federated Media, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, participation in the Giveaway constitutes each winner’s 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.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Giveaway, 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 Giveaway, 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 Giveaway 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 Giveaway 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. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

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 Giveaway; (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 Giveaway; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) 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 Gveaway 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 Giveaway, provided that, if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Giveaway, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole 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 the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the 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, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Giveaway or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of Utah or the appropriate Utah State Court located in Salt Lake County, Utah; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Giveaway, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, 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. 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 Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Utah without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Utah or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Utah.

Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to Armstrong Media, LLC’s Privacy Policy:

WINNER LIST: Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above) and no later than April 30, 2011. For the Winner List, send an email with subject line: “dooce(R) 2011 Cash Card Giveaway, Winner List Request,” to

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