ELIGIBILITY: Game is open to legal residents of the 50 United States or DC who are 18 years of age or older (or age of majority in state of primary residence, whichever is older) at time of entry who meet the eligibility requirements detailed in this section. The Game and any web site pages and advertisements relating thereto, are intended for viewing within the United States only.
Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, Administrator and their respective parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies and suppliers of promotion materials and services and any other entity engaged in any way in the development, production, printing, distribution or execution of the Promotion (collectively “Promotion Entities”) and members of the immediate family or household of such individuals are not eligible to enter or win. (“Immediate family” means spouse and parents, siblings and children and their spouses, whether or not residing with the ineligible individual.) Void in Puerto Rico and US territories and where prohibited or restricted by law.
Entrants may not have been convicted of a felony. By entering, each entrant understands and agrees that, if selected as a potential Finalist (defined in section 5 below), the entrant will be required to consent to a background check; and, failure to sign such consents and authorizations and/or to furnish all required information will result in disqualification. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry and/or disqualify a potential Finalist if the results of such background check reveal that the entrant and/or potential Finalist is not eligible to participate in the Promotion or has been convicted of, or is currently charged with, a felony or a crime of moral turpitude, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. As a condition of accompanying the Finalist on the Trip (as defined below), the Guest (as defined below), unless such Guest is a minor in his/her state of residence, will be required to consent to a background check; and, failure to sign such consents and authorizations and/or to furnish all required information will result in such Guest not being allowed to accompany the Finalist on Trip. In addition, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse to allow a person selected as a Finalist’s Guest to accompany a Finalist on the Trip if the results of such background check reveal that such initially selected Guest has been convicted of, or is currently charged with, a felony or a crime of moral turpitude, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, in which case a Finalist may choose an alternate Guest (who will also be subject to a background check). Should Sponsor determine that such substitute Guest is also not permitted to accompany a Winner on the Trip based on the results of background check, Sponsor will have no liability of any kind (either to a Finalist, proposed Guest or any third party).
INSTANT WIN GAME: UNO® Game Pieces (“Game Piece”) with a Code (“Code”) can be found on the sticker of specially marked boxes of UNO® products. There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY THE GAME OR WIN A PRIZE. To obtain a free Code without purchasing, please follow the instructions to get a free code at www.uno50th.com/sweepstakes (“Website”) during the Entry Period. Limit One (1) free code request per person per email address per day.
TO PLAY INSTANT WIN GAME: Visit www.uno50th.com/sweepstakes and follow all onscreen instructions, including providing a valid Code when prompted to do so. After your valid Code has been entered, follow onscreen instructions to see if you are a potential winner. If you receive a potential winning message, your confirmation as a winner is subject to verification and meeting the eligibility requirements sent to you after the Entry Period via email (see below for details).
Limit: One play per person per email address per day.
All Instant-Win Game prizes must be claimed by 11:59 P.M (PT) on September 30, 2021. Prior to the start of the Entry Period, randomly selected and computer-generated winning times will be determined and distributed throughout the Entry Period. Entrants who are the first to play the Game at or immediately after one of the randomly generated times will be notified on-screen that they are a potential winner of the prize.
Game Pieces that contain printing or production errors, are tampered with, illegible, photocopied, mechanically reproduced, distributed where prohibited by law or not obtained through regular channels will be deemed null and void. Liability for any irregular Game Piece will be limited to replacement with another. If through production errors, computer programming errors, or any other error, more Instant-Win prizes are claimed than the number of Instant-Win prizes intended to be awarded as set forth in these Official Rules, no more than the actual number of Instant-Win prizes per these Official Rules will be awarded. Should such an event occur, winners will be determined in a random drawing from among all eligible winning Instant-Win prize claims during the period when the production error occurs.
TEN (10) FINALIST (“FINALIST”) and TWENTY FIVE (25) RUNNER-UP (“RUNNER UP”) INSTANT-WIN PRIZES (individually and collectively, “Instant Win Prize(s)”), approximate retail value (“ARV”) and details are below.
TEN (10) FINALISTS will win the opportunity to compete in the UNO™ Championship Series Vegas Invitational Tournament (“Tournament”) in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 11, 2021 (subject to change) (“Finalist Prize”). The Tournament will be held in person, however, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Tournament may be held virtually. Finalists will be notified of Sponsor’s decision as to whether the Tournament is in person or virtual within the Release (defined below). Finalists from this Promotion, and other players invited by Sponsor, will play UNO and compete to win a cash prize of $50,000 and be crowned the “UNO™ World Champion.” For avoidance of doubt, the Tournament is a separate event from this Promotion, and being confirmed as a Finalist in this Promotion gives said Finalist a seat at the Tournament, but does not mean that a Finalist will win the cash prize or be crowned “UNO™ World Champion”. Visit www.uno50th.com for more information on the Tournament.
As mentioned above, there are two (2) possible formats for the Tournament:
Physical UNO™ Championship Series Vegas Invitational Tournament (“Physical UNO Tournament”): Each Finalist will receive: a three (3) day / two (2) night trip for two (2) to Las Vegas (“City”), between the following dates: November 10, 2021 through November 12, 2021 (subject to change) (“Trip”). Trip consists of the following elements for up to two (2) people total (i.e., the Finalist and up to one (1) guest (“Guest”), (together with Finalist, collectively, the “Group”): [a] Finalist (only) will be able to compete in the Physical UNO Tournament, full details will be provided once Finalist is confirmed; [b] if the Physical UNO Tournament is not held at the hotel at which the Finalist and Guest are staying, ground transfers from hotel and Physical UNO Tournament location; [c] if Finalist’s residence is located one hundred fifty (150) miles or more from the City, round-trip coach air transportation on a Sponsor-selected carrier between a Sponsor-selected major metropolitan airport near Finalist’s residence (“Airport of Origin”) and a Sponsor-selected major airport in or near the City; or if the Finalist Winner’s residence is located one hundred fifty (150) miles or less from the City, round-trip ground transportation via a Sponsor-selected method between the Finalist’s residence and hotel and [d] airport/hotel transfers if round-trip coach air transportation is provided. ARV for each Finalist for the Physical UNO Tournament: $5,000.00 which will vary depending upon points of departure and destination and seasonal fluctuation of hotel rates and airfares. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely the Finalist’s responsibility, including but not limited to: round trip transportation between the Finalist’s residence and any Airport of Origin, alcoholic beverages, tax, food, gratuities and tips, insurance, laundry service, merchandise, parking, room service, service charges, souvenirs and telephone calls. Travel and lodging are subject to availability, certain restrictions, blackout dates and Sponsor’s approval. Airline carrier and hotel regulations and conditions apply. Travel must be taken between November 10, 2021 and November 12, 2021 (unless the Tournament date changes in which case Sponsor will adjust travel dates accordingly). Travel dates are subject to change. If travel is not taken within the required dates, the Finalist Prize will be forfeited with no substitutions provided and Sponsor will have no obligation to the Finalist. Travel must be made through Administrator’s agent and Sponsor shall determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. Once the travel schedule has been arranged, it cannot be altered and failure of the Finalist to follow such schedule shall not obligate Sponsor in any way to provide the Finalist with alternate arrangements. Promotion Entities are not responsible for airline cancellations or delays. Group must travel together on the same itinerary. Each member of the Group is solely responsible for obtaining any and all necessary travel documents (i.e. valid government issued photo I.D, etc.) before departure. The Guest will be required to execute a Release of Liability prior to ticketing. Anyone in the Group who is a minor must be accompanied on the Trip by his/her parent/legal guardian who must be the Finalist. If a Finalist chooses not to bring a Guest, the Trip will be awarded in increments suitable for the actual number of participants with no substitute prize or compensation provided to the Finalist. Finalist is solely responsible for any actions, claims or liabilities of the Guest, related to any use or misuse of the Finalist Prize or any Finalist Prize-related activity or travel.
As noted above, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, in lieu of the Physical UNO Tournament, the Sponsor may elect to run a Virtual UNO Tournament (defined below):
Virtual UNO™ Championship Series Invitational Tournament (“Virtual UNO Tournament”):
If the Sponsor elects to run a Virtual UNO Tournament (instead of the Physical UNO Tournament), each Finalist will receive: [a] one (1) virtual seat which allows the Finalist (only) to compete at the Virtual UNO Tournament via a tech platform of the Sponsor’s choosing, and [b] one (1) check for $5,000 that will be awarded once the Virtual UNO Tournament is completed. The Finalist must participate in the Virtual UNO Tournament to receive the check for $5,000. For avoidance of doubt, the Finalists will not receive the Trip. Each Finalist must be available for the Virtual UNO Tournament on November 11, 2021 (subject to change) and is responsible for having the equipment, software and internet connection required to access the tech platform by which the Virtual UNO Tournament is being distributed. ARV for each Finalist for the Virtual UNO Tournament: $5,000. ARV total for all Finalist Prizes: $50,000.00.
TWENTY FIVE (25) RUNNER-UP WINNERS: Each Runner-Up Winner will receive one (1) UNO product prize pack. ARV: $100 each. ARV total for all Runner-Up Prizes: $2,500.00.
Total ARV of all the Prizes: $52,500.00 (for Physical UNO Tournament or for Virtual UNO Tournament).
Odds of winning an Instant Win Prize depend upon the date and time of each play and the number of entrants participating.
Unclaimed Instant Win Prizes will be awarded in a second chance drawing (see below for details).
Second Chance Sweepstakes (“Second Chance Sweepstakes”): All Instant Win Prizes which remain unclaimed after September 30, 2021 will be awarded in a Second Chance Sweepstakes, assuming a sufficient number of entries. Winners will be determined from all eligible entries (everyone who plays the Game with a valid Code and in accordance with the Official Rules) received in a random drawing to be conducted by the Administrator on/about October 4, 2021. Odds of winning depend upon number of available prizes and number of eligible entries received. Winners will be notified via email and your confirmation as a winner is subject to verification and meeting of eligibility requirements.
Limit: one (1) prize per person.
PRIZE WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION:
If you are a potential Finalist either who wins instantly or via the Second Chance Sweepstakes, a message will be sent to the e-mail address provided at time of entry requesting that you complete and submit an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release along with a background check form (“Release”). The completed Release must be returned via overnight mail (using a voucher provided by the Administrator) and/or email within five (5) business days of the request in order to verify your eligibility and claim your prize. Failure to return the Release by the specified date will forfeit all rights to the prize and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in the Second Chance Sweepstakes provided that time permits. All Finalists will be required to furnish his/her Social Security number to the Administrator and an IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of the Finalist for the value of the prize. Guest must also complete and submit an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release along with a background check form. If you are a potential Runner Up Winner either who wins instantly or via the Second Chance Sweepstakes, a message will be sent to the email address provided at time of entry to verify your eligibility and street address in order to fulfill your prize.
At the sole discretion of the Administrator or Sponsor, prize forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner (if time permits) may result from any of the following: i) a Release or a prize notification is returned as undeliverable; ii) the Release is not returned within the date specified on notification; iii) a winner is otherwise found to be ineligible; iv) winner cannot or will not accept or receive the prize for any reason; v) prize returned undeliverable; and vi) any other non-compliance with these Official Rules. Prize elements may not be separated.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Prize claims subject to verification by Administrator whose decisions are final. All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical, printing, or other errors; or for entries that are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated or illegible, damaged, torn or separated mail due to improper packaging or any combination thereof.
If any prize notification is returned as undeliverable, prize will be awarded to an alternate winner if time permits. Any prize may be forfeited if winner is not reachable at e-mail address, street address or phone number provided or a forwarding address is not made available. If a prize is forfeited, if time permits, it will be awarded to an alternate winner selected from among all eligible entries. All taxes (including but not limited to federal, state, local, sales and income tax) are the winners’ responsibility. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. Furthermore, Sponsor and/or its agents may film, record and/or take photographs of the Finalist and the Finalist Prize before/during/after the Finalist Prize is fulfilled, and may use the resulting footage, recordings or photographs for a range of purposes, including, without limitation, for marketing and promoting Sponsor and/or its promotion partners/agents and their respective products and services.
If the actual value of a prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded. Any depiction of prizes is for illustrative purposes only. No transfer of any prize to a third party is permitted and prizes may not be substituted or redeemed for cash value, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute any prize for a prize of comparable or greater value. No groups, clubs or organizations may participate in this offer or reproduce or distribute any portion of these Official Rules or entry forms to its members. All persons, by participating in this Game and/or by entering the UNO 50th Anniversary Instant Win Sweepstakes and/or by submitting an Instant Win Prize claim, agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and independent judging organization/Administrator shall be final and binding.
RELEASES: Participating entrants agree to release, defend and hold harmless Promotion Entities as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses of any kind to persons (including death) and property which may be sustained in connection with either directly or indirectly, 1) the awarding, receipt, ownership, use or misuse of a prize awarded herein; or 2) participation in the Game including but not limited to traveling to or from any prize related activity. Sponsor is not responsible if the Game cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Game or use or redemption of any prize. Promotion Entities assume no liability or responsibility in connection with the safety or performance of any prize awarded hereunder nor in connection with any warranty or representation therewith.
By playing the Game or entering UNO 50th Anniversary Instant Win Sweepstakes, entrant affirms that they have read, understand and accepted these Official Rules. The laws of California apply to and govern this Game and any claims must be raised and resolved in the State of California.
The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Game, if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Game, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award any prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received for the UNO 50th Anniversary Instant Win Sweepstakes up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor is not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry 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. Sponsor is also not responsible for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the Game.
CAUTION: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage Game’s Web site or undermine the legitimate operations of the Game is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law.