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Outsmart the New Year Sweepstakes

my sweet innamoratamy sweet innamorata Posts: 347Super Moderator mod
edited January 2017 in Contests & Promotions



The “Outsmart the New Year Sweepstakes” (“Promotion”) is sponsored by Zynga Inc. (“Zynga”) and administered, in part, by HelloWorld, Inc. (“Administrator”). This Promotion is governed by these official rules (“Rules”). By participating in the Promotion, you agree to abide by these Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understand that the results of the Promotion and the interpretation of these Rules, as determined by Zynga and its agents, including the Administrator, are final in all respects. The Promotion is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. This Promotion is open to residents of the United States, excluding New York and Florida, and Canada, excluding Quebec, who are 18 years of age or older, or have reached the age of majority in the state or territory of residence at the time of entry. Void in U.S. military bases overseas and in Puerto Rico. Current and former Zynga employees, their immediate family members and persons living in the same household are not eligible.

This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion should be directed to Zynga, and not Facebook.

The Promotion will run from 12:00 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on January 2, 2017 to 11:59 PM PT on January 29, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”), and consists of four (4) weekly entry periods (each a “Weekly Entry Period”) as set forth below.

You can enter either of the following ways during the Promotion Period:

  • In-game: During each Weekly Promotion Period, launch the Words with Friends application on Facebook, via the Facebook Gameroom, or by downloading the mobile app to your web-enabled mobile device), and complete the in-game Weekly Challenge. Each completed Weekly Challenge will earn you one (1) entry for a prize, as detailed below. Complete all four (4) Weekly Challenges to be eligible to win all four (4) prizes. Limit one (1) entry per person per week.
  • By mail: Mail a 3” by 5” piece of paper with your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and date of birth to: Zynga Inc., Attn: WWF - Outsmart the New Year Sweepstakes, 699 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Limit one (1) mail-in entry per person. Each mail-in entry is equal to completing four (4) Weekly Challenges. Mail-in entries must be postmarked during the Promotion Period and received on, or before, February 3, 2017. Zynga is not responsible for any lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified.

By completing one (1) Weekly Challenge, you will receive one (1) entry for the Tier 1 prize listed below.
By completing two (2) Weekly Challenges, you will receive one (1) entry for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 prizes listed below.
By completing three (3) Weekly Challenges, you will receive one (1) entry for each Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 prize listed below.
By completing all four (4) Weekly Challenges, you will receive one (1) entry for all of the Tier prizes listed below.

Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant will be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

If there are sufficient eligible entries, there will be a total of one thousand, one hundred and eleven (1,111) winners following the end of the Promotion Period. On or before February, 8, 2017, 1,111 potential winners will be drawn at random from among all eligible entries received. Within seven (7) days of the drawing date potential winners will be notified via email to the address associated with their Words with Friends account, or email address provided on their mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received.

Winner(s) will be awarded as detailed below:

  • One (1) Tier 4 Prize winner will receive an $8,000 travel voucher through Pams Travel to be put towards the cost of a Cruise of the Winner’s choice. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $8000.00 (USD)
  • Ten (10) Tier 3 Prize winners will each receive one (1) Apple iPad Mini. ARV: $399.00 (USD)
  • One hundred (100) Tier 2 Prize winners will each receive one (1) $25 Amazon gift card. ARV: $25.00 (USD)
  • One thousand (1,000) Tier 1 Prize winners will each receive one (1) Words with Friends T-Shirt (size: Large). APR: $15.00 (USD)
  • Total ARV of all prizes: $29,490.00 (USD)
  • Winner not entitled to any surplus between actual prize value and stated prize value.
  • Zynga reserves the right to change the prize to one of equal or greater value, and may award the prize as a gift card, at its sole discretion.
  • All expenses or costs associated with acceptance of the prize, including without limitation any applicable taxes not mentioned in these Rules are the responsibility of the winner.
  • Zynga expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use of the prize awarded.
  • Zynga makes no representation or warranties concerning the appearance, safety or performance of the prize awarded.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash.


  • Potential winners must provide Zynga their name, email address and mailing address in order to redeem the prize. Failure to respond within (5) business days of notice will indicate definitively that the prize has been declined and an alternative winner will be selected.
  • Zynga may also request additional information or the completion of additional forms. If Zynga requests additional information or the completion of additional forms, potential winners must respond within five (5) business days of notice with all information requested from Zynga for Zynga to deliver the prize. Additional forms may include a W-9, Declaration of Eligibility and, except where prohibited by law, a Publicity Release. Failure to respond within five (5) business days of notice will indicate definitively that the prize has been declined and an alternative winner will be selected.
  • If any potential winner is a Canadian resident he/she will be required to answer a time limited skill testing question without assistance, in order to be eligible to receive a prize.
  • In the event an initially selected winner declines the prize, is disqualified or unable to claim prize for any reason, Zynga, in its sole discretion, may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected at random. For Tier 1 prizes, one (1) alternate drawing will be held. For Tier 2 prizes, up to three (3) alternate drawings will be held. For Tier 3 prizes, up to three (3) alternate drawings will be held. For the Tier 4 prize, up to five (5) alternate drawings will be held. If, after all alternate drawings are held, and alternate winners are unable to be secured, the prize(s) will remain unclaimed.
  • Prizes will be delivered electronically and via US mail to the winners.


  • By entering, except where prohibited by law, you are granting Zynga and its agents permission to publish your name, likeness (including your profile image), city, state, biographical material and entry content in any media in perpetuity for the purposes of advertising, publicity, and operation/administration of the Promotion.
  • This Promotion, the use of any Zynga website, forum or game and Zynga’s use of any User Generated Content (UGC) is also governed by the Zynga Terms of Service, which are located here.

Zynga reserves the right to cancel, terminate, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Zynga in its sole discretion. In such event, Zynga, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. Persons found tampering with, attempting to “game” the Promotion, tampering with the Promotion in any way whatsoever to gain an unfair advantage, violating the fair play or spirit of the rules, or abusing any aspect of this Promotion will be disqualified. Zynga reserves the right to correct any typographical, printing, computer programming or operator errors, including without limitation computer errors that erroneously award prizes.

By entering the Promotion, you agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless Zynga and its affiliates, subsidiary companies, and any platforms on which the Promotion may be entered into, including without limitation Facebook, Zynga administrators, advertising and promotional agencies, attorneys, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from any liability, damages, losses or injury resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from that entrant’s participation in the Promotion and the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize that may be won. Zynga and its parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies do not make any warranties, express or implied, as to the condition, fitness or merchantability of the prize. Zynga and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from access to or the download of information or materials connected with the Promotion.

Except where prohibited by law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or rights and obligations of entrants and Zynga in connection with this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of California.

To obtain a winners list up to 120 days after the Promotion Period, visit

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