The Inc. Weekly Grand Giveaway: Official Rules

Our official rules

By The Editors

Giveaway Rules:

GIVEAWAY: The Inc. Weekly Grand Giveaway. We're giving away a $1,000 every week starting March 18th.

DATES: The Inc. Weekly Grand Giveaway will begin on March 18th, 2012 at 12:00am.

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary to register. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. Maximum of (1) one registration entry per household per week is allowed. Maximum of (4) four additional share entries per household per week is allowed. Register on-line at

WINNER SELECTION: Winners will be selected by random drawing of all entries submitted for that week. Winners will be notified by e-mail. Winner has 72 hours from notification to respond to receive prize. If prize is not claimed within 72 hours the prize will be forfeited.

PRIZES: Prizes include a certified check in the amount of $1,000. The Company reserves the right to substitute prizes of equivalent value.

Eligibility and Limitations. Participants and winner(s) must be at least 18-years old as determined by the Company. Only one (1) entry per household for this giveaway. Previous winners, employees of the Company, this giveaway's participating sponsors and their advertising agencies, and members of the immediate family of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win. The term "immediate family" includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as "in-laws," or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

Delivery Disclaimer. The Company disclaims all liability for any delays, misdelivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, email, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method.

Text ‘Grand’ to 53535 to get a weekly Grand Giveaway reminder. Standard Rates & Data Rates Apply. Reply Help for Help. Reply Stop to Quit. If you opt-in to receive text messages, we will send you daily reminders as well as an occasional offer. We won't share your phone number with any outside entity.

Publicity. By participating, all participants and winner(s) grant the Company exclusive permission to use their names, location, characters, photographs, voices, and likenesses in connection with promotion of this and other giveaways and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.

Release. By participating, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against the Company, its employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the giveaway, or from the use of any prize.

Taxes. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to the Company, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes. Prizes are not transferrable or redeemable for cash. The Company will require winners to comply with all federal and state tax laws, including providing any required W-9 or other tax forms.

Decisions. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any participant or winner and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the giveaway, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means. Further, the Company will resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules and the Company's decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. All decisions will be made by the Company and are final. The Company may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion.

Miscellaneous. No purchase necessary to participate or win. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. The Company may substitute prizes of equivalent value, amend the rules or discontinue the giveaway at any time. The Company disclaims any responsibility to notify participants of any aspect related to the conduct of this giveaway. Written copies of these rules are available during normal business hours at the business offices of the Inc. and by mail upon written request with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope. All entries become the property of the Company and will not be returned.

Compliance with Law. The conduct of this giveaway is governed by the applicable laws of the United States of America, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. Company shall follow the applicable laws for conducting giveaways, including notice to the state attorney general or consumer affairs office, posting of a prize bond, furnishing lists of winners, running specific on-air disclaimers, providing specific written information about the giveaway, etc. as required by local and state law.


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