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GEICO Hero Giveaway

Official Rules

No purchase is necessary to enter or claim a prize. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws. Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations.

How to Enter:

  1. Visit https://www.twitter.com/GEICO. Follow the actions to enter presented on the pinned Twitter post, between 10/4/2018 12:00:00 AM EDT – 10/7/2018 11:59:59 PM EDT.  If you do not follow the displayed actions during the relevant time period, your entry will be void.  All prizes awarded are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
  2. Selection of Winners: The winners will be notified by Direct Message on Twitter.
  3. Eligibility: The GEICO Hero Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry.  Employees of Government Employees Insurance Company (“GEICO”) and the families and persons living in the same household as such employees are not eligible to participate.  The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.  Any attempt to use multiple names or email accounts or other tactics to create multiple accounts to enter more than the stated limit may result in the disqualification by Sponsor from the Sweepstakes and all associated entries will be void.  Registrations and/or entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or with the intent to subvert the registration or entry process will be void. Entries will be deemed to be made by the authorized account holder who follows the defined actions on Twitter and he/she must comply with these Official Rules.  The authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is has a valid email address and Twitter account submitted with its entry.  A potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the email and/or Twitter account associated with the potentially winning entry. Except as noted in these Official Rules, information collected for this Sweepstakes is used only for the purpose of Sweepstakes administration and winner notification, and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by the Sponsor or any third parties unless participant has elected to receive additional information and promotional material from the Sponsor or a third party.  Entries that do not comply with all of the requirements listed in the Official Rules will be disqualified.  Entry must not, in the sole discretion of GEICO, contain any painful, injurious, deadly, sexually explicit, disparaging, libelous or other inappropriate content or content that favors one religion or political party over another or any nudity; and Entry must not, in the sole discretion of GEICO, contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service. All Entries must be the original work of the entrant.  Entries must comply with all laws including those concerning copyright and trademark. Further, an Entry may not contain any material that is defamatory of, or violates the privacy rights, of any individual or entity. No branded material, such as clothing, equipment, props or other merchandise containing brand names, logos, signs, building marquis, or any other identifier, or copyrighted material, including any photographs, lyrics from songs, lines from movies or television programs, may be included in the Entry. The Entry may not contain any watermarks, Internet links, proper names of individuals or businesses, or URLs. A Entry that contains any prohibited material will be disqualified.  If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit use and exploitation of the Entry by GEICO in the manner set forth in the Official Rules without additional compensation, including, without limitation, location releases for depiction of any location; image, name, likeness releases for any person whose image, name and/or likeness appears in the Entry and releases for any other media or materials not wholly owned by entrant which appear in the Entry (collectively the “Third-Party Releases”). If any person(s) appearing in any Entry is (are) under the age of majority in their state of residence, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release. All Third-Party Releases must be in a format that is legal and binding.  Entrants shall retain copies of all Third-Party Releases for two (2) years.
  4. Winner Notification:  A Direct Message will be sent by Sponsor to the Twitter address of the potential winner.  The message will request a confirmation for the acceptance of the prize and the reception of the official rules for the sweepstakes.  The Potential Winner will have forty-eight (48) hours from receipt of the message to reply with written confirmation of the reception of the rules and prize. If any potential winner: cannot be contacted; is ineligible; fails to respond to the notification within 48 hours with the requested confirmation; has a notification returned as undeliverable; or if a potential winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit that prize and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner as selected by the Sponsor, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Once the winner’s written acceptance of the prize is verified and approved by the Sponsor, then and only then will a potential winner become an actual winner.  Prizes will be delivered directly to the winner within 24 hours. Additional confirmation of winners for the photo opportunity will be conducted within the Direct Message system on Twitter.
  5. Prize, Prize Restrictions, and Conditions: The GEICO Hero prize will consist of a selection between (1) a Swag Bag containing several small branded giveaway items and/or (2) pre-packaged food and/or drink. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Either prize may not exceed a total combined retail price of $50.00. Additionally, eight (8) photo opportunity tickets will be randomly awarded amongst the various GEICO Hero winners. The photo opportunities consist of a ticket to meet a celebrity attending the convention and hold a value of $250. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes as well as all costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein.  Limit one (1) prize per person. Total Retail Value of all available prizes is $2602.00 (USD).
  6. Release of Liability: By participating, you release Sponsor and their subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, and all other associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize, and you agree that these entities are in no matter responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the Sweepstakes and/or the awarding of any prize.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the preceding release is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void for any reason, entrant agrees that, by entering the Sweepstakes, (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
  7. General:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and all decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled or illegible entries/registrations; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry/registration materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity of the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any unauthorized entries, including, without limitation, multiple entries from the same person. Entering the Sweepstakes constitutes permission to use the name, voice, photo, and likeness of the winner for advertising and publicity purposes, without further compensation. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, terminate or suspend this Giveaway (or any portion thereof) should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Giveaway (or any portion thereof) and, in the event of termination, at its discretion, select winners for the drawing at issue from those eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event leading to such termination.

WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  1. Winner List: To receive the name of the winner (available after October 7th, 2018), send a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope for receipt by November 1st, 2018 to: “GEICO Hero Giveaway” Winner List, One GEICO Plaza, 4T, Washington, D.C. 20076.  Vermont residents may omit return postage.
  2. Sponsor and Administrator: Government Employees Insurance Company (“GEICO”), 5260 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20185.

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