Worst Holiday Gift Giveaway Official Rules

Team USA "Worst Holiday Gift" Giveaway
Official Rules

No Purchase Necessary

The Team USA Shop “Worst Holiday Gift” Giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by the United States Olympic Committee (“Sponsor”).  Sweepstakes is void where prohibitedBy entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules.  Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification.

HOW TO ENTER:  No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this Sweepstakes.  This promotion begins on Saturday, December, 23, 2017 at 6:00am ET and ends on Tuesday, December, 26 2017 at 10:00pm ET (“ Entry Period”). Entrants may enter this sweepstakes by: 

  • Replying to “Worst Holiday Gift” @TeamUSA Twitter post with “worst gift” participant has ever received

Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Unlimited submissions during the Entry Period are allowed.

All entries become the property of Sponsor, and Sponsor reserves the right to use any information submitted by entrants.  Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected or mutilated entries, including due to technical/network failures, human error, or any other error or malfunction.

                Entrants agree not to upload, post or transmit any materials that contain any computer viruses, Easter eggs, worms, Trojan Horses or other harmful component or programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any person who makes such attempt(s).  Entrants also agree not to provide or upload any content which is defamatory, threatening, distasteful, racist, unlawful or otherwise objectionable.

Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted by an individual or the authorized account holder of an e-mail address shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.

ENTRY DETAILS: (3) Winners will be selected by random drawing from among all entrants who enter the Sweepstakes during the Entry Period.   

ELIGIBILITY:  This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry.  Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of Sponsor and their family members or persons living in the same households of such individuals are not eligible to win this Sweepstakes.  By entering this Sweepstakes, participants agree to abide by all terms of these Official Rules and to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor.  All federal, state, and local laws apply.  Winner(s) will be required to sign and return to Sponsor within ten (10) days an affidavit of eligibility (except where prohibited) affirming their agreement to all terms, conditions, and restrictions in these Official Rules.  

RANDOM SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING:  Sponsor will conduct a random drawing on or aroundFriday December, 29, 2017. Three (3) Winner(s) will be selected by random drawing by Sponsor from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period.  Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.  A purchase of Sponsor’s products will not increase the odds of winning. Winners will be notified by e-mail. Winner(s) must meet all eligibility requirements including the execution and delivery of all necessary releases.  If any attempted notification is not successful within five (5) days, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor reserves the right to randomly select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries.

PRIZES: Three (3) PRIZES will be awarded.  The USOC will select the individualized prize based on the Entrant with a retail value of no more than $100.00. Prizes may not be exchanged or redeemed for cash, sold, or traded.  No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by Winner(s) is permitted.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.

Winner(s) will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, as well as any license and registration or other fees incurred by participation in the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to transportation costs, gratuities and other items of an incidental nature.  Sponsor will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one-year period to the Internal Revenue Service.  Winner(s) will receive a Form 1099 from Sponsor if Sponsor reports any winnings to the Internal Revenue Service.  

CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS APPLY:  Winner(s) must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.  Proof of U.S. residency, age, and identity are required to claim a prize.  Winner(s) are subject to verification by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  An entrant is not a winner of any prize unless and until entrant’s eligibility has been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete.  In the event that a winner is determined to be ineligible or fails to respond to Sponsor within five (5) days of notification, the Prize will be forfeited and Sponsor reserves the right to randomly select an alternate winner from among the remaining eligible entries submitted during the Entry Period.  Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes without awarding the prizes if no eligible winner(s) or alternate winner(s) claim the prizes within the required time period.

Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use Winner’s entry, name, and/or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.  

LIMITATION ON LIABILITYSponsor will not be responsible for lost, late, damaged, defaced, incomplete, stolen, illegible, indiscernible, mutilated, illegally obtained, postage due or misdirected entries, or for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes, or announcement of the prize and/or all Sweepstakes-related materials.  By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant forever discharges, releases, and holds harmless Sponsor and each of its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability, claims, losses, damages, causes of action, suits, and demands of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes, however caused. 

SPONSOR’S RESERVATION OF RIGHTS:  These Official Rules are subject to modification by Sponsor.  In the event of a dispute, all decisions made by Sponsor are final and binding.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any person who tampers with or abuses the entry process, or who otherwise acts in violation of these Official Rules.  Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this Sweepstakes if, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of completion as planned, including due to force majeure or non-authorized human intervention that compromises or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.

PRIVACY POLICY/DISCLOSURES OF INFORMATION: Sponsor may collect and use personal information that entrants provide to enter the Sweepstakes to actually conduct the Sweepstakes and contact the potential winner(s), as well as in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy, located at http://www.teamusa.org/Footer/Privacy-Policy..

WINNER(S) LIST:  For the name of winner(s), please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Team USA Worst Holiday Gift Giveaway,” 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 by January 31, 2018.