SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Fuel Your Own Adventure Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins 12:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 1, 2017 and ends 11:59 PM ET on November 30, 2017 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Each “month” during the Sweepstakes Period is from the first day of each calendar month to the last day of each such calendar month and there are three (3) months in total in the Sweepstakes Period. Each “week” during the Sweepstakes Period is from 12:00 AM each Friday through the immediately following Thursday at 11:59:59 PM and there are thirteen (13) weeks in total in the Sweepstakes.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States (excluding residents of New Jersey and Virginia) including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and US Territories, who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry, except employees and their families of Synchrony Bank (“Sponsor”), and its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and Sweepstakes agencies and Don Jagoda Associates, Inc. (“Administrator”). This Sweepstakes is void in New Jersey and Virginia and wherever prohibited, and is subject to all federal, state and local laws.
HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes (each, an “eligible entry” or “entry”).
PURCHASE METHOD 1. You will automatically receive one (1) entry into the applicable week’s, month’s and overall random drawings each time you use your Synchrony Car Care Credit Card (hereinafter referred to as an “Eligible Credit Card”) to make a purchase transaction at a service station or automated fuel dispenser that accepts the Eligible Credit Card (an “Eligible Purchase”) during the Sweepstakes Period. Each Eligible Purchase transaction will be an entry into the random drawings that include the date and time such Eligible Purchase is made.
NON-PURCHASE METHOD 2. To enter without making an Eligible Purchase during the Sweepstakes Period, print your full name, address (no P.O. boxes accepted), city, state, zip code, email, phone number and date of birth on a plain piece of 3” x 5” paper and mail it in a stamped hand-addressed business size envelope that is postmarked by November 30, 2017 and received by December 7, 2017, to: Fuel Your Own Adventure Sweepstakes, PO Box 7768, Melville, NY 11775-7768, to receive one (1) entry into that week’s, month’s and overall random drawings. There is a limit of one entry per mailing envelope. No mechanically reproduced mail-in entries permitted. Illegible and postage-due mail-in entries are void. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified.
An Eligible Purchase will herein also be known as a “Qualified Transaction”. Qualified Transactions must post to your applicable Eligible Credit Card account (an “Account”) during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible for the random drawing. Eligible Credit Card holders who wish to enter by making a Qualified Transaction must have an open Account that is in good standing at the time of their Qualified Transaction for the automatic entry to count. All purchases are subject to credit approval. Sponsor is not responsible for any merchant delays in processing Qualified Transactions, which may cause potential Qualified Transactions to post after the Sweepstakes Period. Qualified Transactions include purchase transactions only, and do not include any of the following: balance transfers, cash equivalent transactions, incurring a fee to purchase any optional service offered through the Eligible Credit Card, cash advances of any kind or any other non-purchase transaction, or any purchases made with an Eligible Credit Card at any other location other than a service station or automated fuel dispenser that accepts the Eligible Credit Card. Transactions made with lost or stolen Eligible Credit Cards or Account numbers do not qualify for entry. In the event of a dispute as to the owner of the entries and/or the potential winner of a prize, automatic entries will be declared made by the primary Account holder (“Primary Account Holder”) of the Eligible Credit Card as determined solely by Sponsor. Limit fifteen (15) entries throughout the Sweepstakes Period per account holder regardless of method of entry or combination of methods of entry.
RANDOM DRAWINGS AND ODDS: One (1) Grand Prize winner and one thousand (1,000) Third Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Period, on or about January 5, 2018. One (1) First Prize winner and five (5) Second Prize winners will be selected in separate random drawings from among all eligible entries received in each “month“ of the Sweepstakes, on or about January 5, 2018 (three (3) drawings total). Fifty (50) Weekly Prize winners will be selected in separate random drawings from among all eligible entries received in each “week” during the Sweepstakes, on or about January 5, 2018 [thirteen (13) drawings total]. Drawings will be conducted by the Administrator, an independent judging organization and their decisions will be final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received each week, each month and overall during the Sweepstakes Period. Prizes will be awarded, and winners will be notified by email/phone and/or mail.
PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”): Grand Prize [One (1)]: A $10,000 travel voucher† (redeemable at DJA Travel, Inc.). First Prizes [3 – one (1) per month]: A $2,500 Eligible Credit Card statement credit (ARV: $2,500 each). Second Prizes [15 - five (5) per month]: A $500 Eligible Credit Card statement credit (ARV $500 each). Third Prizes (1,000): A Car Care Kit (ARV: $20 each). Weekly Prizes [650 – fifty (50) per week]: A $30 Eligible Credit Card statement credit (ARV: $30 each).
Total ARV of all prizes is $64,500. All prizes are Sponsor-specified. The ARV of prizes listed are subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules, and the date the prizes are awarded. If the actual purchase price of prize is less than the ARV stated herein, the prize winners will NOT be entitled to a check, cash or other form of payment for the price difference. Prizes are not transferable. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the prize is unavailable. No cash redemption of prizes, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Taxes related to the prizes are the responsibility of the winners. All other expenses and costs not expressly listed above are winners’ sole responsibility. Limit one (1) prize per person. Winners of prizes with a value of $600 or more will receive a 1099 for the total actual value of prize received. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. If the winner closes his/her Eligible Credit Card, the remaining prize amount will be awarded in the form of a check.
† Air transportation must be reserved 21 days in advance. DJA Travel, Inc. will coordinate all travel with the Grand Prize winner. Travel Voucher must be used within one year of Grand Prize winner confirmation. If actual trip value exceeds the Travel Voucher amount, Winner will be responsible for paying the difference. If actual trip value is less than the Travel Voucher amount, no cash refund will be made for the difference. The Grand Prize winner and his/her travel companions must possess valid travel documents (i.e., valid photo ID, valid passport, etc.) in order to travel. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Seat selection and timing is subject to availability and confirmation of reservations. The Grand Prize winner and/or his/her travel companions must have/present at least one major credit card in good standing in order to check into any hotel that is booked. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed. Airline carrier's regulations and conditions apply. Trip may not be combined with any other offer and travel may not qualify for frequent flyer miles. Any travel companions (or Grand Prize winner on behalf of their minor travel companions who are their child/charge) of the Grand Prize winner (if applicable) will be required to execute a Release of Liability prior to departure.
GENERAL RULES: The potential Grand Prize/First Prize winners will be contacted via phone, and/or email/mail, and will be required to complete and return via email/mail, an Affidavit of Eligibility, liability/publicity release, where permitted by law within seven (7) days of notification attempt (including weekends and/or holidays) or prize will be forfeited and an alternate will be selected. Potential Second Prize winners may be required to confirm their mailing address via email/mail within seven (7) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate will be selected. Potential Third Prize winners will be sent their prizes via mail to the mailing address associated with their Eligible Credit Card account within 6-8 weeks after winner selection. Statement credits will be deposited into winner’s Account within 4-6 weeks after winner confirmation (and for Weekly Prize winners within 4-6 weeks after winner selection). If prize or prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, or if the potential winner fails to return the prize notification within the required period, an alternate potential winner will be selected and contacted (in accordance with these Official Rules). If a winner does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected and contacted (in accordance with these Official Rules). Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify winners’ agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winners’ names, cities, states, likenesses, photos and/or prize information in connection with the Sweepstakes for advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other error in printing of the Sweepstakes or administration of the Sweepstakes or announcement of the prizes. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. Under no circumstances should entrants give their Eligible Credit Card account number, or any information regarding their account, over the phone/mail in connection with this Sweepstakes. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. BY ACCEPTING A PRIZE, WINNERS AGREE THAT THE SPONSOR, SYNCHRONY CAR CARE, AND EACH OF THEIR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND SWEEPSTAKES AGENCIES, AND ALL OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND WILL BE HELD HARMLESS BY WINNER FOR ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY. All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and none will be returned. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and award the prizes in random drawings from among all eligible automatic entries and all mailed entries received for each week, each month and overall prior to cancellation. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsor, and Administrator are not responsible for lost, illegible, late or postage-due mailed entries, 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 user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; violates these official rules; acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner: or acts with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. The use of script, macro or automated devices (or any other devices intended to automate or subvert any aspect of participation) to enter is prohibited. If Administrator, in its sole discretion, determines that an entrant is in violation of these Official Rules, all entries from that entrant will be void. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
JURISDICTION: The Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah applicable to promotions fully carried out within Utah. Except where prohibited by law, any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' and/or experts’ fees; and winners hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages (including attorneys’ fees), other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Each winner acknowledges that no other party nor any agent or attorney of any other party has made any promise, representation or warranty whatsoever, express or implied, not contained herein concerning the subject matter hereof, to induce the winner to execute any document and winners acknowledge that they have not executed any document in reliance on any such promise, representation or warranty not contained herein. Any waiver by the Sponsor and its affiliates of any term of any document in a particular instance shall not be a waiver of such term for the future. Each winner agrees that the invalidity or enforceability of any part of any document shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remainder of that document.
DISPUTES: EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY PRIZES AWARDED SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND EXCLUSIVELY BY THE APPROPRIATE STATE OR FEDERAL COURT LOCATED IN UTAH; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES; AND (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. EACH ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES HIS/HER RIGHT TO SWEEPSTAKES JURISDICTION FOR ANY SUCH DISPUTE OR CLAIM. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Utah, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Utah or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Utah.
WINNERS LIST: For the names, cities and states of the winners of prizes $25 and above, available after February 12, 2018 for a period of at least 30 days, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Fuel Your Own Adventure Sweepstakes Winners, 100 Marcus Drive (Dept. AM), Melville, NY 11747.
SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Synchrony Bank, 777 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, CT. The Administrator is Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747.
CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. THIS IS A SWEEPSTAKES AND DOES NOT IMPLY THAT YOU HAVE WON A PRIZE. This message does not imply that you have won a prize. The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S., including D.C, PR and US Territories, (excluding residents of NJ and VA) who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. Void in NJ, VA and where prohibited. Starts 9/1/17. Ends 11/30/17. One (1) Grand Prize: A $10,000 travel voucher (redeemable at DJA Travel, Inc.). Three (3) First Prizes (1 awarded per month): $2,500 Eligible Credit Card statement credit (ARV: $2,500 each). Fifteen (15) Second Prizes (Five awarded per month): A $500 Eligible Credit Card statement credit (ARV: $500 each). One thousand (1,000) Third Prizes: Car Care Kit (ARV: $20 each). Six-hundred fifty (650) Weekly Prizes (Fifty awarded per week): A $30 Eligible Credit Card statement credit) (ARV: $30 each). If you would like to be removed from future promotional mailing lists, please write to: Synchrony Bank Promotional Opt Out, PO Box 965004, Orlando, FL 32896-5004. Please include your full name, address and telephone number. It may take up to 60 days to process your request.