11.14.2014Personal Tech

Verizon Elves Will Spread Holiday Cheer at Detroit Tree Lighting + Droid Turbo Giveaway

The holiday season is upon us, and soon the city of Detroit will be filled with all things merry and bright. As Campus Martius Park prepares to dazzle Detroit with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, we’re getting ready to give metro Detroiters another reason to rejoice.

From now until the Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 21, our Verizon elves will be busy packing their bags with special goodies to pass out at this year’s event.

If you’ll be attending this fun-filled event next Friday and want to win one of our special prizes, here’s what you need to know:

  • Who: Keep your eyes open for our merry elves. In celebration of launching the Droid Turbo, exclusive to Verizon, the elves will be handing out and placing shells of Droid devices around Campus Martius Park that can be redeemed at one of five metro Detroit Verizon stores for a special prize. Please note: These will not be functioning phones – just shells of phones that must be redeemed for a prize.
  • How: If you find or receive a Droid phone shell, return it to one of the five stores listed below on November 22, 2014 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. for your chance to spin our virtual prize wheel.
    • Auburn Hills: 3920 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
    • Clair Shores: 23975 Harper Ave., Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
    • Novi: 26401 Novi Rd., Novi, MI 48375
    • Troy: 636 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084
    • Taylor: 23495 Eureka Rd., Taylor, MI 48180
  • What: Visit one of the above stores, turn in the Droid phone shell, spin the virtual wheel and you could win a Verizon gift card ($5, $10, $25 and $50 gift cards will be available as prizes), a Verizon accessory or fun Verizon swag bags to keep for yourself or give as a gift.

    BONUS:
    Send a tweet with the #VZTurboSweeps hashtag between now and November 23 at 7 p.m. will be entered to win a new Droid Turbo! All you have to do is tweet with the hashtag to enter the sweepstakes! We will randomly select one winner on November 24. Official sweepstakes rules listed below.
  • When: Tree Lighting Ceremony: November 21, 2014 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. | In-store prize redemption: November 22, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Come celebrate the holidays and all things merry and bright with us at the Campus Martius Park Tree Lighting Festival next Friday. With an ice-skating rink, food, drinks, carriage rides and entertainment, it’s an event the whole family can enjoy.

While you’re there, help us spread the holiday cheer! If you spot one of our elves or find a Droid phone shell, use your smartphone to capture the fun and send me a tweet using #VZTurboSweeps.

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The Verizon Wireless #VZTurboSweeps Sweepstakes

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ENTRANT NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.

The Verizon Wireless #VZTurboSweeps Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") begins on November 14, 2014 at 9:00a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on November 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. ET (the "Sweepstakes Period").

  1. HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, entrants must do the following:

Send a Tweet - To participate in the Sweepstakes, entrants must send a Tweet with the Twitter service that contains the hashtag #VZTurboSweeps (the “Hashtag”)

To be eligible, the Tweet must be public (to enable direct message winner notification). More than one answer Tweet entry per person is permissible, but please do not post the same answer Tweet repeatedly.

  1. Tweet Submission Requirements:

Tweet submissions shall not:

  1. Exceed 140 characters;
  2. Contain material which is (or promoting activities which are) sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, violent, self- mutilation, discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g. underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing;
  3. Contain content which would be derogatory and/or insulting of any other Tweets, Verizon, Verizon Wireless and/or its or their users or affiliates, or any Verizon or Verizon Wireless products or services.
  4. Contain content which refers to and/or is complimentary of any competitors of Verizon Wireless and/or any parent and/or affiliate of Verizon Wireless or its affiliates, or which is complimentary of and/or refers to any product competitive with any product of Verizon Wireless or any parent or affiliate of Verizon Wireless.

All entries become the sole property of Verizon Wireless ("Sponsor"), and receipt of such entries will not be acknowledged. Any individual who attempts or otherwise encourages, directly or indirectly, the entry of multiple accounts or false contact information under multiple identities or accounts, by wireless phone, or uses any device or artifice to enter or encourage, directly or indirectly, multiple or false entries, as determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified. Lost, illegible, or incomplete entries will be deemed ineligible and disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to reject any Tweets submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes for any reason, and any Tweets so rejected will not be entered in the Sweepstakes.

In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same online entry account, you will be required to provide the name of the authorized subscriber of the online entry account at the time of entry and that person will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. In such case, online entry information will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the telephone number/email address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a telephone number/email address by a telephone company, wireless service provider, Internet access provider, Internet service provider or other organization (e.g. business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses, telephone numbers or wireless phone numbers for the telephone exchange associated with the submitted telephone number/email address or the domain associated with the submitted telephone, as applicable. Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates are not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, or damaged entries or for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to enter the Sweepstakes or identify the entrant submitting the Tweet, or by any human error that may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes.

If for any reason (including infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond reasonable control of Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates, that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes), the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes, and select the prize winners from entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute any fraudulent entries to the fullest extent of the law.

  1. Selection of Winner: One (1) prize winner will be selected in one (1) random drawing conducted by Sponsor.

The drawing will include all entries received by the end of the Sweepstakes Period. The potential winner will be contacted via a direct message on Twitter, and must reply to the message within (1) day. If the required response to such message is not received within 24 -hours after the message was sent, Sponsor will have the right in its sole discretion to disqualify the potential winner without further notice, in which event an alternate potential winner will be determined, time permitting. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. The prize will be awarded to the entrants whose Twitter accounts were used to enter the Sweepstakes. Winners will be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release prior to the winner’s receipt of the prize or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. In the event that an alternate winner is not eligible or fails to accept the prize, the Sponsor may use or award the prize in any manner it deems fit.

  1. Prize: One (1) prize will be offered. The prize consists of a Droid Turbo by Motorola (valued at $600)

The aggregate value of all prizes offered in the Sweepstakes is $600. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

Prize Restrictions: Limit one prize per person. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prizes are non-transferable, non-assignable, and not redeemable for cash, except at Sweepstakes Entities’ sole discretion. Sweepstakes Entities, in their discretion, may substitute a prize (or prize component) of equal or greater value for any reason. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any costs or services that may be required to use the prize, unless specifically included in the prize, including, without limitation, wireless services, transportation, meals, snacks, or beverages, etc. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. Sweepstakes Entities (as defined in Section 8 below) will not replace any lost or stolen prize.

  1. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of Michigan who are 18 years or older. Void outside the U.S., in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Employees of Sponsor, its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, authorized agents and retailers and their respective employees, sales representatives, distributors, advertising agencies, and the immediate family of each, and all individuals (including, but not limited to, consultants, independent contractors, so-called “temporary employees,” former employees and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for such entities, are not eligible to enter or win. "Immediate families" include spouses, grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren, whether by marriage, past marriages, remarriage, adoption, cohabitation, or other family extension. Non-eligibility will result in disqualification.
  2. General: By entering, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant grants to Sponsor the right to use entrant's name, likeness, image, voice, hometown, and biographical information in advertising, trade and promotion, including on the Internet or via wireless application protocol, without further notice, compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.

Any personal information supplied by entrant to the Sweepstakes Entities (as defined in Section 9 below) will be subject to Sponsor's privacy policy posted at http://www22.verizon.com/about/privacy/. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrant authorizes the Sponsor to communicate with entrant by direct message on Twitter, text message, email and/or telephone and to provide the Administrator and Sponsor’s advertising agencies with entrant’s contact information.

Twitter, Inc. is not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes and has not authorized or otherwise sanctioned or agreed to this Sweepstakes and/or the use of Twitter’s name and/or service for the purposes set forth herein.

Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. The use of automated entry devices or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the Sweepstakes is prohibited. The Sweepstakes shall be construed only according to U.S laws. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by the laws of the state of Georgia without regard to its conflict of laws provision. Except where prohibited, by entering the Sweepstakes each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with any Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased.

  1. Rights in Submissions: By submitting a Tweet for this Sweepstakes, each entrant hereby grants to the Sponsor the exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, delete or display such Tweet, or any portion thereof, in any media now known or hereafter devised. Each entrant authorizes the Sponsor, and any entities affiliated or in privity with the Sponsor, to utilize, for eternity and in any manner the Sponsor sees fit, and to make derivative works from such materials. Each entrant agrees that the results and proceeds of such use shall become the property of Sponsor and shall be freely assignable by Sponsor, and that Sponsor and its assignees and licensees shall have no obligations whatsoever to entrant. Each entrant agrees and acknowledges that participation in the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the entrant’s decision to provide the entrant’s Twitter submission to Sponsor for purposes of the Sweepstakes, shall not give rise to any confidential, fiduciary, implied-in-fact, implied-in-law, or other special relationship between the Sponsor and entrant, does not place the Sponsor in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements to the entrant’s Tweet submission.
  2. Limitations on Liability and Release/Indemnification: BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND BY THE DECISIONS OF THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES, WHICH SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES AND/OR ACCEPTING A PRIZE, YOU HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES AND TWITTER FROM ANY LIABILITY, LOSS, DAMAGES OR CAUSES OF ACTION INCURRED (HOWEVER NAMED OR DESCRIBED) WITH RESPECT TO OR ARISING OUT OF EITHER (I) ENTRANTS’ PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES OR IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES-RELATED ACTIVITY; OR (II) THE RECEIPT, POSSESSION, OR USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES AWARDED IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY CLAIMS FOR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR CLAIMS BASED ON DEFAMATION, RIGHTS OF PRIVACY, RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY OR MERCHANDISE DELIVERY.

IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, ITS PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THE ADMINISTRATOR OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES”) OR TWITTER BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE, TWITTER OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM A SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

By entering the Sweepstakes each entrant acknowledges and agrees that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn (collectively, the “Social Media Entities”). BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES EACH ENTRANT HEREBY RELEASES EACH OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA ENTITIES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, LOSS, DAMAGES OR CAUSES OF ACTION INCURRED (HOWEVER NAMED OR DESCRIBED) WITH RESPECT TO OR ARISING OUT OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

  1. Winners’ List and Official Rules: Each entrant may request the names of winners and official rules by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope by November 30, 2014 to: Verizon, c/o Identity, 30700 Telegraph Road, Suite 1475, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.
  2. Sponsor: Verizon Wireless, One Towne Square, Southfield, MI 48076. © 2014 Verizon Wireless. All rights reserved. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored by Twitter.

Administrator: Identity, 30700 Telegraph Road, Suite 1475, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.