WESTERN UNION® PUBLIX® “GO GOLD” SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Western Union Publix “Go Gold” Sweepstakes (the “Promotion” or “Sweepstakes”) sponsored by Western Union Financial Services, Inc. (the “Sponsor”) begins at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 8/1/2013 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 8/31/2013 (the “Promotion Period”).
HOW TO ENTER: There are three ways to enter the Sweepstakes: 1]Automatic Entry via a Western Union Money Transfer® transaction: The first time each day that you send a Western Union Money Transfer or Bill Pay transaction using your Western Union Gold Card (in the States of AL, FL, GA, SC, NC & TN only) from a participating Publix Super Markets Inc. (“Publix”) Agent location to anywhere in the United States during the Promotion Period (“Qualifying Transaction”); you will automatically receive one (1) Sweepstakes Entry. Entrant is deemed to be the person identified to Western Union as the “Sender”. 2]Online Entry: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. If you are located in one of the participating States listed above, and wish to enter the Sweepstakes without making a Qualifying Transaction, go to www.wugogold.com anytime during the Promotion Period and complete/submit electronically all the information required on the registration page, which will include your Name, Address, Telephone Number, and Email Address, then click “Submit”. 3]Mail-in Entry: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. If you are located in one of the participating States listed above, and wish to enter the Sweepstakes without making a Qualifying Transaction, hand-print your complete name, address and telephone number on a post card and mail to: Publix Go Gold Sweepstakes, P.O. Box #583079, 100 S 1st St., Minneapolis, MN 55401-2002. Limit one entry, per envelope. There is a limit of one Sweepstakes Entry per person/email address, per day, regardless of method of entry. For purposes of this Promotion, a “day” is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00:00 AM ET and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET. All entries, regardless of entry method, will be entered into the Weekly Drawing Period per the Drawing Schedule below. Entries included in one Weekly Drawing Period will not be eligible for subsequent Weekly Drawing Periods but will be included in the drawing to award the one (1) Sweepstakes Grand Prize.
No mechanically reproduced entries permitted. Automatic Entries, Online Entries and Mail-In Entries received without complete information requested (valid home address and phone number) will be void. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, postage-due or misdirected mail. Proof of mailing does not constitute proof of delivery. Mail-in Entries must be postmarked by 8/31/13 and received by 9/6/13. A transaction will not increase your chances of winning. All material submitted becomes the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
To obtain a free Western Union Gold Card number, call 1-877-984-0469 toll free and enroll in the Western Union Gold Card program. Once enrolled, the operator will communicate your Western Union Gold Card number, which can be used immediately. Automatic entry will not be made for completing any other Western Union transactions not listed above. To find a participating Publix Agent location in the eligible States listed above, please visit the Publix website.
PRIVACY: The personal information you submit when you enter the Sweepstakes is collected by Sponsor and will be subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Statement (“Statement”). Sponsor may disclose your personal information to third parties as explained in the Statement. To obtain a copy of the Statement, visit Sponsor’s website at www.westernunion.com or call 1-800-562-2598 and ask for a copy of Sponsor’s Privacy Statement. Information disclosed may include financial background; identification, such as name and address; transaction information; and other information relating to financial matters. Recipients may include financial institutions; retailers; companies that process transactions or provide other services for Sponsor; government agencies; and direct marketers. You may opt out of (direct Sponsor not to make) certain disclosures. If you do not opt out, Sponsor will assume that you agree that your information may be used as the Statement describes. To opt out, call 1-800-562-2598.
PRIZES:One (1) Grand Prize: A $5,000 Publix Gift Card. Total Retail Value (“RV”) of the Grand Prize: $5,000. Twenty (20) First Prizes: A $100 Publix Gift Card (5 per week), Retail Value: $100 each. Total RV of all First Prizes offered: $2,000. One hundred and twenty (120) Second Prizes: A $25 Publix Gift Card (30 per week), Retail Value: $25 each. Total RV of all Second Prizes offered: $3,000. Total RV of all prizes to be awarded: $10,000. No substitution or transfer of any prize permitted, except that Sponsor may in its discretion substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Limit one prize per person, family or household. Publix Gift Cards are subject to terms and conditions printed thereon. Gift card may be used at any Publix store toward the purchase of merchandise, other than lottery tickets, money orders, money transfers, prepaid cards or where prohibited by law. This gift card cannot be redeemed for cash or replaced if lost, stolen or damaged. All taxes, and other expenses not specified herein, including without limitation, income taxes, associated with the prize and its receipt are the sole responsibility of the Winner.
DRAWINGS AND DRAWING SCHEDULE: There will be four (4) weekly random drawings conducted from all Qualifying Transactions, and eligible No Purchase Necessary Online and Mail-In entries received during each Weekly Drawing Period, as outlined in the schedule below (“Drawing Schedule”). Five (5) First Prizes and thirty (30) Second Prizes will be awarded for each Weekly Drawing Period. The one (1) Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected on or about 9/10/13 from the total number of Qualifying Transactions, and eligible No Purchase Necessary Online and Mail-In entries received during the Promotion Period.
Weekly Drawing Period
Automatic Transaction & Online Entry Dates
Mail-In Entry Receipt Date
Drawing Dates (on/about)
Potential Winners Notified (on/about)
8/1 – 8/7/13
8/8 – 8/14/13
8/15 – 8/21/13
8/22 – 8/31/13
8/1 – 8/31/13
The four (4) sweepstakes weekly random drawings and Grand Prize Drawing will be held on or about 9/10/13 under the supervision of Marden-Kane, Inc., an independent judging organization. Entries included in one Weekly Drawing Period will not be eligible for subsequent Weekly Drawing Periods, but will be included in the Grand Prize Drawing. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Online and Mail-in entries received and Qualifying Transactions made per Weekly Drawing Period.
GENERAL RULES: Sweepstakes is open only to legal U.S. residents (having a valid Tax Identification Number (TIN) or Social Security Number (SSN) of the States of AL, FL, GA, SC, NC, & TN only, who are 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2013. Employees of Sponsor, Publix Super Markets Inc., its Agents, Judges, their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, or any other suppliers to Western Union and their immediate families and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law. If a winner is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence, prize will be awarded in the name of the winner’s parent or legal guardian.
The potential Prize Winners will be called on the telephone between 9AM and 5PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on/about the notification date noted on the “Drawing Schedule” above. If the potential winner is not at home when he/she is called, Marden-Kane will endeavor to leave a message for the potential winner to call back to either accept or decline the prize. If Marden-Kane does not receive a return call within 48 hours from the time the first call is placed to the potential winner, or if the phone number called is not in service, disconnected, does not belong to the potential winner or phone called is not able to accept voice mail messages the prize will be forfeited & at Sponsor’s discretion, awarded to an alternate potential winner. Sponsor is not responsible for suspended or discontinued phone service or a change of address which may result in a potential winner not receiving initial prize notification. When a potential winner accepts the prize, he/she will receive written confirmation (via email or mail) & will be required to complete & sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release, if applicable and where legal a Publicity Release and IRS Form W-9, which must be returned within 7 days from prize notification date on the notification letter; or the prize will be forfeited & awarded to an alternate potential winner. In the event of non-compliance with these rules, or if the prize or prize notification is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited & at Sponsor’s discretion, awarded to an alternate potential winner.
Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use winner’s name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting a prize, winner agrees to hold Sponsor, Publix Super Markets Inc., its Agents, Judges, their affiliates, subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns, harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of the acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize. By participating in this promotion entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Judges which shall be final and binding. This Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Colorado without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. Jurisdiction and venue shall be solely within the State of Colorado.
NOTICE TO ENTRANTS: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for any (i) incorrect announcements of any kind, (ii) technical hardware or software failures of any kind, including any injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in or experiencing any materials in connection with the promotion, (iii) lost or unavailable network connections, or (iv) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user's ability to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering by a user's Internet service provider and/or email client or for insufficient space in user's email account to receive email messages. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for Entries not received due to lost, failed delayed or interrupted connections or miscommunications, or to other electronic malfunctions, delays, or errors of any kind in the transmission or receipt of Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate Entry information, whether caused by any human or technological error that may occur in the processing of Entries in this Sweepstakes. Any other attempted form of Entry not specified herein is prohibited; no automatic, programmed; robotic or similar means of entry are permitted. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes if fraud, misconduct, or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration or security of the Sweepstakes as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. In the event a dispute arises regarding the specific individual entitled to receive a prize, Entry will be declared made by the person assigned to the email address from the selected Entry. In the event the Sweepstakes is terminated, a notice will be posted and all eligible Entries received prior to termination will be included in a random drawing to award the prizes. Proof of submitting entries will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Sponsor. All entries become the property of the Sweepstakes Sponsor and will not be returned. The Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules.
ENTRIES: All entries become the property of the Sweepstakes Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, Agents and employees are not liable for lost, late, stolen, illegible, delayed, garbled or misdirected transactions; technical hardware or software failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; failed, incomplete, or damaged transactions; or for garbled or delayed computer transmissions even if the foregoing limits an entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes in any way or to win. Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, agents and employees are not responsible for any problems or the technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail on account of technical problems or traffic congestion, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any person’s computer or other property relating to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in connection with the Sweepstakes.
WINNERS LIST AND OFFICIAL RULES: For the Prize winners’ names or a copy of the Official Rules, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to be received no later than August 31, 2013 to: Publix Go Gold Sweepstakes Winners or Publix Go Gold Sweepstakes Rules, c/o MarketingLab, 211 N 1st St #240, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Attn: WU.
The names of the confirmed Prize Winners and Official Rules will also be posted at www.wugogold.com and will remain posted for 30 days after the Sweepstakes ending date.
SPONSOR: Western Union Financial Services, Inc., 12500 E. Belford Avenue, Englewood, CO 80112.
JUDGES: Marden-Kane, Inc., 1055 Franklin Avenue, Suite 300, Garden City, NY 11530.