HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES
1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: This Sweepstakes starts on January 1, 2023 and closes on December 31, 2023, 11:59 PM Pacific Time (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes is sponsored by the Maru Springboard America Community or Tu Cuentas (the “Sponsor”) and will be administered by Maru/Blue LLC (“MARU/BLUE”).
2. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to all registered members of the Maru Springboard America or Tu Cuentas Community (“Entrants”). All Entrants must be individuals legally residing in the United States of America and who are sixteen (16) years of age or older at the time of entry into the Sweepstakes. MARU/BLUE reserves the right to require proof of age and jurisdiction of residence prior to awarding any prize. Employees, agents and representatives of the Sponsor or MARU/BLUE (and their subsidiaries or affiliates and each of their respective advertising and promotion agencies) are not eligible to win, nor are the parents, siblings and children of any such employee, agent or representative or any person with whom such employee, agent or representative is domiciled.
3. PRIZES: There are a total of $9000 in Prizes to be given away during the Sweepstakes Period, consisting of the following: for each month of the Sweepstakes Period one (1) prize of $500 and five (5) $50 gift cards. The total value of prizes awarded each month is $750 and there are twelve (12) draws. The Prizes will be drawn within fifteen (15) business days of the end of each calendar month during the Sweepstakes Period (each, a “Draw Date”). All Prizes are to be denominated in US dollars.
4. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: All Entrants may enter the Sweepstakes by following the link in the Entrant’s invitation to participating surveys on the Maru Springboard America or Tu Cuentas Community survey website, or by accessing the Community survey website directly at http://www.springboardamerica.com or https://www.tucuentas.com. Entrants will receive one (1) entry into a monthly prize draw for every participating survey completed or surveys for which the Entrant was disqualified (i.e. attempted to complete a survey but could not due to failure to meet a criteria of the survey, but for clarity will not receive entries if the Entrant decides or is otherwise unable to complete a survey other than for disqualification) during a calendar month. The Sweepstakes is offered electronically via the Internet. Completion of a Community survey or any other survey is not required to enter the Sweepstakes as Entrants may enter the Sweepstakes by using the alternate means of Sweepstakes entry set out in item 5.
5. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN - ALTERNATE MEANS OF SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY: Entrants may receive one (1) entry for the Sweepstakes by legibly printing the Entrant’s name, street address, city, province, postal code, telephone number, and complete email address on a 3 x 5 inch (or 7.5 x 12.5 cm) piece of paper and mailing it to Maru Springboard America Participation Sweepstakes, C/o MARU/Blue, Attention: Incentives Team, Suite 1600 – 595 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC, V7X 1L4, Canada.
6. PRIZE DRAWS: Prize draws will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, within approximately fifteen (15) business days of the end of each calendar month during the Sweepstakes Period. Winners will be determined by random drawing from all eligible entries received during the applicable calendar month. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. The odds of an entry winning any Prize will be the same, whether the entry was automatically generated or by alternate means of entry.
7. PRIZE AWARDING: Prizes will be awarded only on verification by MARU/BLUE that all Sweepstakes requirements have been met by the winners. Each Prize must be accepted as awarded and no substitution, transfer, conversion or assignment of Prizes will be allowed, unless at the discretion of the Sponsor which may substitute a Prize of comparable or greater value. No correspondence will be entered into except with selected Entrants at the email address listed in the Community, or on the mail-in entries.
MARU/BLUE will notify each winner by email within fifteen (15) business days of the relevant Draw Date. Winners will have two (2) business days from notification to accept the Prize by email, and will be instructed whom to contact at that time. MARU/BLUE is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner. If a selected Entrant cannot be contacted or fails to respond within the allotted time MARU/BLUE reserves the right to void that entry and select another eligible Entrant for that Prize (and in the event that the subsequent selected Entrant cannot be contacted or fails to respond, a further Entrant will be selected, until a winner is determined, provided further that in the event that a winner is not determined after attempts have been made to contact 3 Entrants, MARU/BLUE may elect not to conduct any further redraws and not award such Prize).
In order to be declared an official winner, the selected Entrants may be required to complete, and return to MARU/BLUE a web-based Winner Notification Survey within two (2) days of receipt. If a selected Entrant(s) fails to complete, and return the web-based Winner Notification Survey to MARU/BLUE within two (2) business days, MARU/BLUE reserves the right to void that entry and select another eligible Entrant for that Prize. By completing, and returning the web-based Winner Notification Survey, the Entrant: (i) confirms compliance with these Contest Rules and Regulations; (ii) consents to MARU providing the Entrant’s name, email address and state details to MARU’s third party prize fulfillment provider (“Prize Provider”) for Prize Provider to contact the Entrant to fulfill the Prize; (iii) acknowledges that to fulfill the Prize, the Entrant may be required to set up a password-protected account with Prize Provider and provide the following information: date of birth, gender, mailing address and certain banking information (if Entrant elects to redeem the Prize by bank deposit where such option is available; alternatively Entrant may elect to redeem by virtual VISA card or other options offered by Prize Provider) and agree to Prize Provider’s Terms & Conditions (https://www.springboardamerica.com/static/terms; https://tucuentas.com/estático/términos-condiciones); (iv) releases and forever discharges the Sponsor and MARU/BLUE, their affiliates and subsidiaries and their advertising and promotional agencies from all claims, demands, damages, actions and causes of action arising or to arise by reason of the acceptance or use of the Prize; and (v) gives permission to the Sponsor, at its option, to publish or otherwise use the Entrant’s name, address, photograph, voice and comments, without compensation, in any publicity carried out by the Sponsor or its advertising agencies.
8. SWEEPSTAKES GENERAL RULES: By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to abide by these Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations and the decisions of MARU/BLUE, which are final.
9. WINNERS LIST: To obtain a copy of a winner list or a copy of the Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations, send your request to: Maru Springboard America Sweepstakes Winners List, C/o MARU/Blue, Attention: Incentives Team, Suite 1600 – 595 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC, V7X 1L4, Canada. Requests must be received no later than a month after the Draw Date and must enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
10. DISQUALIFICATION: MARU/BLUE is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes or the operation of the Maru Springboard America Community website or any other MARU/BLUE hosted website, as determined by MARU/BLUE, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. If disqualified for any of the above abuses, MARU/BLUE reserves the right to terminate the Entrant’s eligibility to participate. In the event any portion of this Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of MARU/BLUE, which in the sole opinion of MARU/BLUE, corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper entry into the sweepstakes, MARU/BLUE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes and to award Prize(s) to individual(s) selected at random from the pool of Entrants received up to the point of termination. In no event will more Prizes be awarded than those listed in the Sweepstakes Rules and Regulations.
11. TAX INFORMATION: Liability for any applicable taxes imposed by any government, if any, on any Prize won is the sole responsibility of the winner of such Prize.
12. DISPUTES: Entrants acknowledge and agree that any disputes arising out of the Sweepstakes or these Rules and Regulations will be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the federal laws of Canada and must be submitted to the courts located in the City of Vancouver.
13. PRIZE DISCLAIMER: MARU/BLUE shall not be responsible or liable to Entrants for any losses, damages or costs incurred as a result of Entrants entering the Sweepstakes or use of a Prize won in connection with this Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and MARU/BLUE (and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of both parties, their parent company(ies), affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies), harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.
14. DATA PROTECTION NOTICE: Entrants personal information is protected by the Sponsor’s Web Privacy Code, viewable online at https://www.springboardamerica.com/static/privacy; https://tucuentas.com/estático/privacidad. The Sweepstakes is subject to the provisions of the provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Notwithstanding the foregoing, entrants acknowledge that Prizes may be fulfilled by third parties and consent to the disclosure of personal information to such third parties for the limited purpose of fulfilling Prizes.
15. APPLICABLE LAWS: This Sweepstakes is subject to the laws of the State of California. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.