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Affinity Card Sweepstakes

First Entertainment Credit Union
Affinity Card Sweepstakes

 

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The “First Entertainment Credit Union Affinity Card” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on August 18, 2020 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on September 28, 2020 (the “Sweepstakes Period” or “Entry Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: To enter the Sweepstakes, you must be a legal permanent resident of Los Angeles County, California and eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (each, an “Entrant/Referral”). Employees of First Entertainment Credit Union (the “Sponsor”), The Los Angeles Lakers, Inc. (“Lakers”), the National Basketball Association (“NBA”) and its Member Teams, NBA Entertainment, Inc., NBA Properties, Inc., and each of their respective affiliated companies, parents, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies (herein collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) and their immediate families (i.e. parents, children, siblings, spouse) and members of their households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is void outside of California and where restricted or prohibited by law. By entering, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding.

ENTRY PERIOD: For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, there will be one (1) random drawing associated with the Entry Period. There will be seventy (70) potential Grand Prize Winners (each a “Grand Prize Winner” and collectively the “Grand Prize Winners”) chosen for the Entry Period drawing. All entries must be submitted during the Entry Period in order to be included in the drawing.

HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter into the Sweepstakes. Regardless of the method of entry, there is a limit of one (1) entry per Entrant for the Entry Period.

  1. Sign-ups: Entrants meeting the eligibility criteria in these Official Rules who sign up for the First Entertainment Lakers Debit Card (the “Card”) during the Entry Period are automatically entered into the Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Grand Prize (as defined below). To sign up for the card, you will be required to visit firstent.org/lakers or call 888.800.3328.
  1. Mail-in: To enter without signing up for the Card, on a plain 3” x 5” card, legibly print or type your name, age, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address. Then, mail your 3” x 5” card in a postage-affixed sealed envelope to: First Entertainment Sweepstakes, PO Box 100 Hollywood, CA 900078-0100. Mail-in entries must be postmarked and received by the dates outlined in the Entry Period. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. One (1) entry per envelope. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries for Entrants.

Limit of one (1) entry per Entrant during the Entry Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any Entrant in excess of the above stated limitation will be void.

In the event of uncertainty as to the identity of an Entrant, that Entrant will be disqualified. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different, identities, email addresses, accounts, and/or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, postage due or damaged entries or failed internet connections.

RANDOM DRAWINGS/ODDS OF WINNING: Promptly following the end of the Entry Period, the Sponsor will randomly draw a total of seventy (70) potential Grand Prize Winners from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Each potential Grand Prize Winner will be subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules as stated herein before being named an official Grand Prize Winner of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all respects to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.

PRIZES:

Grand Prize: A total of Seventy (70) Grand Prize Winners will be randomly selected to receive one (1) limited-edition Los Angeles Lakers branded commemorative kit per Grand Prize Winner, which commemorative kit will include an autographed Los Angeles Lakers jersey and two (2) tickets to attend a Los Angeles Lakers NBA regular season home game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California during the 2020-2021 or 2021-2022 NBA regular season, with the date and seat location to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (each a “Prize” and collectively “Prizes”).

Total ARV of each Prize is USD $925.00.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit of one (1) Prize per person/household. No more than the number of Prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded. No Prize substitution, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. Prizes are not transferable. All taxes on the Prizes are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winners and are not transferable. The Prizes consist only of the items expressly specified in these Official Rules. All expenses or costs associated with the acceptance or use of any Prize or any component thereof that are not expressly specified in these Official Rules as being part of the Prize (including, without limitation, transportation, souvenirs, meals, incidentals, food and beverages and gratuities) are the responsibility of each Grand Prize Winner and/or the Grand Prize Winner’s guests. The Grand Prize Winner and guest will be bound by and must comply with all terms and conditions relating to the use of any tickets to the NBA game specified above. NBA games and event dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the NBA as applicable, and may be subject to change. The Released Parties (as defined below) reserve the right to remove from the game or deny attendance to any Grand Prize Winner and/or guest who engages in non-sportsmanlike, disruptive or inappropriate behavior or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game. Unused tickets cannot be returned, refunded or exchanged for cash value or substitute tickets. The terms and conditions of any tickets awarded as part of any prize may govern in the event the game does not take place or is terminated, postponed or relocated due to weather, an act of God, an epidemic, a pandemic, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Each Grand Prize Winner and guest will be bound by and must comply with all applicable league, Lakers and venue regulations in connection with attendance at the game. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion of the Prize and removal from the game and venue. Other restrictions may apply.

Sponsor reserves the right to exclude entries from any Entrant or any potential Grand Prize Winner who is suspected of theft, fraud, or any criminal activity related to Sponsor or Sweepstakes Entities.

PRIZE FULFILLMENT:

a. Each potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified by email, including instructions on how to verify eligibility.

b. Potential Grand Prize Winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (except where prohibited) and any other requested documents within five (5) business days from the date of attempted notification or the Prize may be forfeited in its entirety and awarded to an alternate winner, at the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Failure to provide all required information and a signature on the documents within the stated time period may result in forfeiture of a potential Grand Prize Winner’s right to claim a Prize, and may result in such Prize being awarded to an alternate winner, if time permits.

c. If a potential Grand Prize Winner or any alternate potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, declines to accept a Prize, or Sponsor is unable to contact a potential Grand Prize Winner or potential alternate winner within the required time period, or in the event that a prize notification is returned undeliverable, the Prize will be forfeited and, it is the Sponsors’ sole discretion that such Prize may be awarded to a new alternate potential winner.

d. If a potential Grand Prize Winner has declined a Prize they may not be re-entered into the Sweepstakes or re-named as a Grand Prize Winner (or any variation) under any circumstances as Entrant’s rejection officially removes said Entrant from the Sweepstakes and relinquishes all rights to anything related to the Sweepstakes. No exceptions for reinstatement will be made.

e. The right to receive a Prize is non-assignable, non-transferable and no prize substitution, exchange or any other type of equivalent will be allowed, except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value, including, without limitation, in case of unavailability of a Prize or force majeure.

f. Sponsor shall not be held responsible for any delays in awarding Prizes for any reason. Each Prize will only be awarded to a verified Grand Prize Winner.

g. Contact with a potential Grand Prize Winner will only be made by an authorized agent of Sponsor after the end of the Sweepstakes as set forth above. No other contact is valid.

h. Each Grand Prize Winner shall be solely responsible for payment of any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes for the Prize won. Sponsor will issue an IRS Form 1099 for to each winner of a Prize valued at $600 or more. All other costs and expenses not expressly set forth herein shall be solely the Grand Prize Winner’s responsibility.

i. Upon verification, Prizes will be mailed to the Grand Prize Winners at the address provided upon winner verification (P.O. Boxes not permitted).

Each Grand Prize Winner consents to Sponsor’s and Sweepstakes Entities’ use of his/her name, likeness, biographical information, image, and/or voice and other indicia of persona for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval.

SWEEPSTAKES RULES OF PARTICIPATION: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant hereby agrees to Sponsor’s terms of service/privacy policy on the official website for the Sponsor located firstent.org/privacy-policy. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable, illegible, or incomplete entries, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Sponsor may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants, Sponsor, or Sweepstakes Entities. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor or the Sweepstakes Entities which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and randomly draw from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

RELEASE: By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants and Grand Prize Winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, managers, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, members, shareholders, insurers, servants, divisions, predecessors, successors, representatives, dealers, distributors, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, consultants and legal advisors (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt, redemption or use or misuse of any Prize.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (a); unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (b) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (c) any property loss, damage, personal injury or death, in connection with the Prize provided pursuant to this Sweepstakes and/or any person’s participation in the Sweepstakes; (d) any printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (e) stolen, lost, late, misdirected, corrupted, incomplete, or indecipherable entries or the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, wireless device carrier networks or Internet Service (as applicable); (f) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, mobile device, cable, network, hardware or software (including Entrant’s particular wireless device carrier network), hardware or software; and (g) Entrant’s inability to connect to his/her particular mobile device carrier network for any reason, including due to poor carrier reception and/or signal strength at any particular location. 

WINNER’S NAMES/RULES REQUEST: To receive a list of Grand Prize Winners or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#10) envelope to be received by October 31, 2020 to: First Entertainment Affinity Card Sweepstakes, PO Box 100 Hollywood, CA 900078-0100. Please specify Winner List and/or Rules Request.

SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR/SPONSOR: First Entertainment Credit Union, 6735 Forest Lawn Dr., Hollywood, CA 90068.

This Sweepstakes shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.

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