Product of the Year USA Sweepstakes Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO WIN. The 2021 Product of the Year USA Sweepstakes (the “Contest”) begins on September 9, 2021 at 6:00AM EST and ends on September 30, 2021 at 11:59PM EST. The Contest is sponsored by [Product of the Year USA] (“Sponsor”).
Eligibility. The Contest is only open to individuals who, as of February 17, 2021, 2:00PM EST (i) are residents of the United States, (ii) have reached eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in the state in which they reside, whichever is older; and (iii) are residents in a jurisdiction where receipt of prizes or entry into the Contest are not prohibited by local laws, rules, or regulations. Corporations and other organizations are not eligible. Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, successors, and assignees of Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising agencies, and their family and household members, are not eligible. Winners must meet prize eligibility requirements and Sponsor shall not be liable to ineligible entrants.
Entry. To enter, 1 – Follow @poyusa on Instagram, 2 – Comment below with a #POYUSA2021 winning product that you want to try & tag a friend in your comment who might also want to participate!, located on Instagram (@poyusa) on September 9, 2021 at 6:00AM EST. You may access the Contest at www.instagram.com/poyusa/. All information requested in connection with the Contest must be provided or entry will be deemed void. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for incomplete, late, illegible, or misdirected entries, or for computer, online, or other technical malfunctions. All entries must be received by September 30, 2021 at 11:59PM EST. This Contest is limited to one (1) entry per entrant and any subsequent duplicate entries will be void.
Winner Selection/Prize. The Contest winner will be determined on October 4, 2021, at 1:00PM EST. The decision will be made by Sponsor under the supervision of Product of the Year. Three winner[s] will be selected based on Instagram entry rules to receive a bundle of 2021 Product of the Year winning products (the “Prize”). The approximate value of the Prize is $500 USD. The Prize will be awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. Prize is not redeemable for cash or transferable. Sponsor reserves the right to review or adjust the costs related to the Prize without notice. In no event shall any difference between approximate value as determined by Sponsor and the actual value of the Prize entitle a winner to any monetary or other awards or refunds.
Odds. The odds of winning the Contest depend solely on the number of eligible entries received by Product of the Year USA.
Winner. The Contest winner will be notified via Instagram DM on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 1:00PM EST. In order to be declared a Winner, the selected entrant must: (i) execute, notarize, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Price Acceptance/Liability and Publicity Release (where legal and requested by Sponsor) within fourteen (24) hours of notification; and (ii) otherwise fully comply with these Official Rules. In the event a selected entrant does not meet one of these criteria, another entrant may be selected by Sponsor’s judges. The name of the Winner will be available on Product of the Year’s Instagram (@poyusa) or may be obtained by sending a written request to: Product of the Year USA, 37 West 26th Street, Suite 307, New York, NY 10010. All taxes, insurance, and any other fees and costs associated with the Prizes are the sole responsibility of the Winner.
Liability. Sponsor is neither responsible nor liable for incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by a entrant, equipment or programming utilized in the Contest or technical or human error in processing submissions. Sponsor disclaims responsibility or liability for: (i) the accuracy, availability, or timeliness of information published about the Contest; (ii) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or access to, or alteration of entries; (iii) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or unintelligible entries; (iv) injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by a Prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a Prize, or from participation in a Contest; (v) printing or typographical errors in Contest materials; or (vi) problems or technical malfunctions of telephone networks or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software or Internet congestion. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor may cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.
Release. Each entrant releases and agrees to hold harmless, to the extent permitted by applicable law, Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from liability for claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages arising out of or in connection with the Contest or acceptance, possession or use of a Prize (including, without limitation, related to personal injury, death, damage to or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light (whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort, warranty, or other theory. Sponsor expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property relating to the delivery or use of the Prize.
General Terms. The decisions of Sponsor’s judges are final on all matters pertaining to the Contest. The Contest may not be used in connection with any form of gambling. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. This Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the State of New York without regard to its rules governing conflicts of law. All entrants and their heirs an assigns consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in New York County, New York, for all legal proceedings relating to this Contest and waive any objection to propriety or convenience of venue in such courts. Entrants agree to use any materials or information procured as part of the Contest only for Contest purposes, as described herein, and not for any commercial purpose.
Cancellation; Postponement. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or suspend the Contest for any reason whatsoever. In the event the Contest if cancelled, postponed, or suspended, notification will be posted by Sponsor at twitter.com/poy_usa.