Every qualifying purchase you make using your Business Debit or Credit Mastercard® between October 1 and December 31, 2019, is a chance to win $5,000 to invest in your business.
Plus, if you win, Mastercard will also make a $5,000 donation made payable to a charity of your choice.*
*No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning.
Entrants waive the ability to bring claims in a class action format. All entries, whether submitted by using an eligible Mastercard business card as described below or by mail, have an equal chance of winning.
Eligibility: The 2019 Mastercard Priceless Surprises® Small Business Sweepstakes (“Sweeps”) is open only to Mastercard business card cardholders whose account was opened by Mastercard FI (defined below) before 10/1/19 & who are A) principal owners of small businesses located in the 50 U.S. (including D.C), B) authorized signing officers at said small business; and C) legal U.S. residents (including D.C.), & D) the legal age of majority (which is eighteen (18) in most states but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) in card holder’s state of residence before 10/1/19. A small business is a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or any other legal entity that falls within the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) size standard for its respective private sector industry in the U.S. Additional industry-specific criteria may be applied at Sponsor's sole discretion. For additional details, visit the SBA’s website at www.SBA.gov. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico & where prohibited by law. Employees, officers & directors of Mastercard International Incorporated (“Mastercard” or “Sponsor”); Mastercard customer financial institutions, credit unions, alliances, & processors (collectively, “Mastercard FI”); teamDigital Promotions, Inc. (“Admin”); Stand Up To Cancer, a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation; 4-H, Girls Inc., The Humane Society of the United States, Junior Achievement USA®, Make-A-Wish® Foundation of America , Scholarship America®, Wounded Warrior Family Support (collectively, “Charities”), & each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers, advertising/promotion agencies & the immediate family members (i.e., spouses, parents, children, & siblings & their respective spouses) and/or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing are not eligible to enter or win. Any and all accounts of the Business must be in good-standing in order to be eligible to win a prize. Sponsor, Mastercard FI, Admin, & each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers, & advertising/promotion agencies are each a “Released Party” & shall hereinafter collectively be referred to as the “Released Parties”.
How to Enter: Sweeps begins at 12:00:01AM Central Time (“CT”) on 10/1/19 & ends at 11:59:59PM CT on 12/31/19 (“Promo Period”) & consists of three (3) separate, independent entry periods (each an “Entry Period”) as outlined in the chart below. There are 2 methods of entry: 1) To enter using your Card – you will automatically receive 1 entry into the Sweeps each time you use your Mastercard business card (“Card”) to make an eligible purchase transaction during the Promo Period. For the purpose of this Sweeps, automatic entries will be awarded in the name of the entrant (regardless of whether he/she is the individual named on the Card that is used to transact said entry(s)). A Mastercard business card is a Card that is issued to a small business entity as identified by the issuing Mastercard FI. Purchase transactions involving PIN-based debit & international network transactions, account adjustment transactions/returns, late payment fees, over-limit or over-draft fees, return check fees, check re-order fees, ATM fees, cash advances, monthly/annual fees, balance transfers and/or other fees assessed on your account are not eligible for automatic Sweeps entry. Entries from unauthorized Card use or made with lost, stolen, or fraudulent Cards are void. Only purchases made with a Card in good standing (both at time of entry & winner selection), verifiable by Released Parties based on the criteria outlined above, & issued by Mastercard FI in the U.S. to an identifiable end user (as set forth herein) & that are processed & submitted through Mastercard International Incorporated’s U.S. transaction processing system during the Promo Period are eligible for automatic entry; or 2) To enter by mail without making a purchase - to receive 1 entry, hand print your full name, business title, small business name, complete business mailing address, business & home telephone numbers, date of birth, the first 6 digits of your Card, & the words “Mastercard Priceless Surprises Small Business Sweepstakes” on a plain 3” x 5” piece of paper & mail it in a sealed, stamped & hand printed #10 envelope to: Mastercard Priceless Surprises Small Business Sweepstakes, 211 Greenwood Ave. 2-2, Promo 527, Bethel, CT 06801. Enter as often as you wish by mail, but each entry must be mailed separately & postmarked by 12/31/19 & rec’d by 1/9/20. There is no limit on the number of entries an eligible consumer may receive during the Promo Period, regardless of entry method. No photocopied, computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted. All entries become property of Sponsor & will not be returned. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, stolen, postage-due, or mutilated entries or mail; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, 3rd party transaction classification, transaction processing, or communication; technical or mechanical malfunctions; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines, or telephone systems; errors in these Official Rules, in any Sweeps-related advertisements or other materials; human-processing error; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software; or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Sweeps, human error, or otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any & all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweeps.
Winner Selection: For each Entry Period, potential winners will be selected in an individual random drawing from among all eligible Sweeps entries rec’d, for a total of three (3) drawings. Drawing will be conducted by Admin, an independent organization, whose decisions will be final & binding in all matters relating to this Sweeps. Non-winning entries rec’d for one Entry Period drawing will not carry forward to subsequent Entry Period drawings. The potential Grand prize winner will be notified by Admin by telephone, email and/or mail (method selected in Admin’s discretion). In the event that a potential winner is selected via a Card transaction, prize will be awarded to the principal owner of said winning small business who is an authorized signing officer on the account on behalf of the applicable small business (as determined by Mastercard FI’s account records & subject to said financial institution’s timely identification of the principal owner) named on the account accessed by the Card used to make the entry. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweepstakes. If the awarding of a prize is in conflict with written policy of applicable small business or not feasible after Sponsor's good faith effort to obtain verifiable Card principal owner contact information from Mastercard FI, prize will be forfeited & an alternate winner may be selected. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries rec’d.
|Entry Periods||Entry Period Transaction
(beginning 12:00 AM CT & ending 11:59 PM CT)
Prizes: (3) Grand Prizes will be awarded in this Sweeps, one each entry periodFederal, state, & local taxes & all other expenses not specified herein are winners’ sole responsibility. The value of any prize awarded to the winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The winner may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number before the prizes will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of the Grand Prize winner for the actual value of the prizes received. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited. Limit 1 prize per person, immediate family member or household.
(3) Grand Prizes/ One (1) per entry period: $5,000 awarded in the form of a check and a $5,000 donation made payable only to the name of the charity selected by Grand Prize winner from a list of charities provided by Sponsor (in the event the Grand Prize winner fails to select a charity from the charities’ list, then Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may make such selection on behalf of the Grand Prize winner). Grand Prize winner will not receive a tax deduction for the donation made on his/her behalf. (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”)=$10,000).
Participating Charities’: See below for the full list of all eight (8) Participating Charities’:
|5||Make A Wish®|
|6||Stand Up To Cancer|
|8||Wounded Warrior Family Support|
Mastercard Prepaid® Card restrictions apply. TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES AWARDED IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES: $30,000.
Privacy: Your use of your Card to make a purchase during the Promo Period and/or your submission of a 3" x 5" mail-in entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweeps & your consent for Sponsor & Admin to obtain, use, & transfer your name, business name, Card number, email & mail, phone number, likeness & other information for the purpose of administering this Sweeps, awarding the prize & to comply with applicable legal requirements. Any information entrant provides may be used to communicate with entrant in relation to this Sweeps or on a Sweeps winner’s list. For automatic entries, Sponsor (or Admin on Sponsor’s behalf) may obtain the principal owner’s personal contact information (name, email address, phone number) from Mastercard FI’s in order to award prize.
Mastercard FI’s may elect to send email marketing communications to its cardholders or other email recipients in its database in connection with the Sweeps. You can, at any time & free of charge, choose not to receive any of those email communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the e-mail. Opting out of receiving email communications from Mastercard FI will not preclude a consumer from winning. Opting out of receiving marketing communications does not opt you out of receiving servicing/transactional emails related to your account with Mastercard FI.
Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of a prize constitutes each winner’s irrevocable consent to Released Parties, and each of their respective agents’, successors’ & assigns’ or other designees’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, statement, opinions, biographical information, prize and/or state/city of residence for advertising & promotional & publicity purposes in any & all media or format, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any permission, notification, payment or consideration except for the awarding of a prize to a winner. You may be required to sign a document confirming your consent. For information regarding Sponsor’s privacy practices, please click here or visit https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/about-mastercard/what-we-do/privacy.html.
Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of a prize (or portion thereof) will be permitted, except by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, due to prize unavailability or other causes otherwise determined solely by Sponsor, & then for a prize (or applicable portion) of equal or greater value. Each winner may be required to notify Sponsor of prize acceptance by returning an executed & notarized Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release within three (3) days of issuance of notification or other time period determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification & awarding of prize to an alternate winner, if time permits. If any prize or prize notification letter is returned as undeliverable or the prize is declined for any reason, winner will be disqualified &, at Sponsor’s sole discretion & time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Should a potential winner decide to decline his/her prize for any reason whatsoever or not respond to the prize notification by the applicable response deadline, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential winner & an alternate winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible Sweeps entries, if time permits. The Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant’s email account to receive email messages. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules & agree that Released Parties & each their respective designees & assigns & all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, agents, & the franchisees of any of them shall have no liability & entrant will defend, indemnify & hold harmless the Released Parties from & against any liability, loss, injury, or damage of any kind (including attorney’s fees) to any person to entity, including, without limitation, personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of: (i) entrant’s entry into the Sweeps; (ii) any materials he or she may submit in connection herewith; or (iii) the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in any activities associated with the Sweeps or any prize awarded in connection herewith. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any & all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweeps & to modify, suspend, and/or terminate this Sweeps (or portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweeps &, in the case of termination, at its discretion, select the potential winners via a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries rec’d prior to the event that required such termination. In the event Sponsor or Administrator is prevented from continuing with the Sweeps by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), interference with the Sweepstakes by any party, or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes or prize. Sponsor and Administrator additionally reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion: (a) to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes should causes beyond Sponsor’s or Administrator’s control corrupt or interfere with the administration, integrity, operation, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes; or (b) to disqualify any entrant found to be, or suspected of: (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; (ii) acting in violation of these Official Rules; or (iii) acting in an un-sportsmanlike manner. CAUTION: Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor and the applicable Released Parties reserve the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and/or other remedies from any such person(s) responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law. Released Parties make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any prize (or any portion thereof), and disclaim any implied warranty. Released Parties make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any prize (or any portion thereof), & disclaim any implied warranty. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, entrants agree that the Released Parties: (a) maintain no control over the personnel, equipment or operation of any transportation company, hotel, manufacturer or other person or entity furnishing services, products or accommodations (“Suppliers”) as a part of the prizes provided in connection with the Sweeps; & (b) will not be responsible or liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to: (i) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the Suppliers or any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors; (ii) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service or product that is owned, operated, furnished or otherwise used by any of those Suppliers; (iii) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Released Parties; & (iv) by any cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Released Parties. Sponsor’s or any other Released Party’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Except where prohibited by law, entrant agrees that any & all disputes, claims & causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweeps or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, & exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of New York. All issues & questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation & enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights & obligations, or the rights & obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweeps, shall be governed by, & construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, & in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweeps-related materials, & the terms & conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern & control & the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole & absolute discretion.
Winners’ List: For the winners’ list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be rec’d by 3/10/20 to: Mastercard Priceless Surprises Small Business Sweepstakes Winners, 211 Greenwood Ave. 2-2, Promo 501, Bethel, CT 06801.
Mastercard, Mastercard Prepaid and Priceless Surprises are registered trademarks, and the circles design is a trademark, of Mastercard International Incorporated.
All third-party trademarks belong to their respective owners.
The use of any non-Sponsor trademarks, service marks, logos, or other marks in connection with this Sweeps or any prize is not meant by Sponsor to imply the endorsement of the respective owner(s) of such marks, or any affiliation of the respective owner(s) of such marks with Sweeps advertisements or the Sweeps.
Sponsor: Mastercard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577.
Administrator: teamDigital Promotions, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801, www.teamDigital.com.