OFFICIAL RULES FOR PCH.COM INSTANT WIN GAME
A limit of one entry into this Instant Win Game per day is allowed per individual and per e-mail address for each separate online promotion unless otherwise specified. Subsequent entries determined to be submitted from the same email address or from the same individual using multiple email addresses in violation of this rule will be declared ineligible. Giveaway Nos. 1675, 4151, 4277, 4278, 4279, 4280, 4281, 4282 and 4283 are limited to U.S. resident PCH.COM users who are physically located and residing in the U.S. Void where prohibited. All Giveaways are void in the province of Québec, and residents of that province are not eligible to enter or win. Principals and employees of Publishers Clearing House, their affiliates and subsidiaries, their contest processors, their immediate families and the Board of Judges are not eligible. All federal, state and local laws apply.
2. How to enter the Sweepstakes
To enter, pop one of the balloons between January 1st, 2014 (12:00 AM, ET) and March 31st, 2014 (11:59 PM, ET). You will either win a prize or receive a Token credit, depending on what the popped balloon reveals. Please see Sections 5 and 6 of these Official Rules for information on How to Claim a Prize and credit Tokens. Entries received after March 31st, 2014 (11:59 PM, ET) will not be eligible to win an instant prize.
3. Current Prizes and Token Awards
Giveaway No. 1675
The promotional period for Giveaway No. 1675 begins June 1st, 2010 (12:00 AM, ET) and ends on December 31, 2014 (11:59 PM, ET) or earlier at our option.
Prize: One (1) Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) Cash (See section 4 below for replenishment option.)
Giveaway No. 4151
The promotional period for Giveaway No. 4151 begins January 1st, 2014 (12:00 AM, ET) and ends on March 31st, 2014 (11:59 PM, ET).
Prize: One (1) Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) Cash
Giveaway No. 4277
The promotional period for Giveaway No. 4277 begins January 1st, 2014 (12:00 AM, ET) and ends on March 31st, 2014 (11:59 PM, ET).
Prizes: Six (6) Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) Cash
Giveaway No. 4278
The promotional period for Giveaway No. 4278 begins January 1st, 2014 (12:00 AM, ET) and ends on March 31st, 2014 (11:59 PM, ET).
Prizes: Nine (9) One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) Cash
Giveaway No. 4279
The promotional period for Giveaway No. 4279 begins January 1st, 2014 (12:00 AM, ET) and ends on March 31st, 2014 (11:59 PM, ET).
Prizes: Fifty Two (52) Fifty Dollar ($50.00) Target Gift Cards
Giveaway No. 4280
The promotional period for Giveaway No. 4280 begins January 1st, 2014 (12:00 AM, ET) and ends on March 31st, 2014 (11:59 PM, ET).
Prizes: Ninety Two (92) Twenty Dollar ($20.00) Amazon Gift Certificates
Giveaway No. 4281
The promotional period for Giveaway No. 4281 begins January 1st, 2014 (12:00 AM, ET) and ends on March 31st, 2014 (11:59 PM, ET).
Prizes: Three Hundred Sixty-Eight (368) Ten Dollar ($10.00) Amazon Gift Certificates
Giveaway No. 4282
The promotional period for Giveaway No. 4282 begins January 1st, 2014 (12:00 AM, ET) and ends on March 31st, 2014 (11:59 PM, ET).
Prizes: Nine Hundred Twenty (920) Ten Thousand (10,000) Tokens
Giveaway No. 4283
The promotional period for Giveaway No. 4283 begins January 1st, 2014 (12:00 AM, ET) and ends on March 31st, 2014 (11:59 PM, ET).
Prizes: Twenty-Three Thousand (23,000) Seven Thousand, Five Hundred (7,500) Tokens
Additionally, tokens will also be awarded as follows: Twenty-Three Thousand (23,000) awards of Five Thousand (5,000) Tokens; Two Hundred Thirty Thousand (230,000) awards of Two Thousand, Five Hundred (2,500) Tokens; Nine Hundred Twenty Thousand (920,000) awards of One Thousand (1,000) Tokens; Six Hundred Ninety Thousand (690,000) awards of Seven Hundred Fifty (750) Tokens; Seven Hundred Sixty-Six Thousand, Six Hundred Sixty-Seven (766,667) awards of Five Hundred (500) Tokens; Nine Hundred Twenty Thousand (920,000) awards of Two Hundred Fifty (250) Tokens. Tokens can be accumulated and redeemed for entries into other sweepstakes promoted on PCH.COM.
Everyone who pops a balloon and does not win a cash prize or gift certificate or receive tokens in one of the above-listed amounts will be granted One Hundred (100) Tokens.
Giveaway No. 1675 is part of an instant win prize pool that may be offered across various pch.com promotions.
4. Winner Selection Methodology
Computer-generated potential winning times will be randomly selected during the promotional periods and prizes will be randomly assigned to the winning times. If you are the first person to pop a balloon at or after a winning time during the promotional periods, you will win a prize.
The balloons are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent the actual odds of winning. For the actual odds of winning a prize, see the Sweepstakes Facts in these Official Rules.
In the unlikely event that, due to a system malfunction or other technical error, more than one person is identified as a winner of a single instant-win prize, PCH reserves the right to hold a random drawing to determine the winner of the prize.
For Giveaway No. 1675, we reserve the right to replenish the prize if it has been awarded to enable continuance of the Giveaway. In the event of replenishment, a new winning time will be randomly selected during the remainder of the promotional period. If you are the first person to pop a balloon at or after a winning time during the promotional period, you will win a prize or token award.
5. How to Claim a Prize
If popped balloon reveals a token amount, follow the instructions to credit the token amount you landed on to your PCH.COM Account.
Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name and photograph in television commercials, in website promotions, and for other promotional purposes, unless prohibited by law. Parent or Legal Guardian must act for a minor.
8. General Conditions
By entering this promotion, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Board of Judges. Publishers Clearing House and their agencies are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Publishers Clearing House and their agencies assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to or alteration of entries. Publishers Clearing House and their agencies are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or software on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or a combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in or downloading materials for this Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other cause beyond the control of Publishers Clearing House which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Publishers Clearing House reserves the right to terminate the online portion of the promotion. Entries become the property of Publishers Clearing House and will not be returned.
The use of unfair, improper or unauthorized methods to access and enter this Instant Win Game is strictly prohibited, including (but not limited to) the opening and/or use of multiple accounts, the use of unauthorized or altered software or hardware to assist play (including the use of bots, bot nets, collusion with bots and/or use of gaming software or programs), accessing the Site from a foreign or otherwise ineligible location or IP address, using automated technology, proxy servers or other means to conceal your identity, any act or circumstance that unfairly alters your chance of winning, gives you an unfair advantage, or constitutes the commission of fraud or deception. Entries submitted through such methods are not valid entries and are not eligible to win; any “winning” invalid entries will be void and may report a losing result; any prizes, winnings and any other representative of value (if any) that you may otherwise have been entitled to receive shall be void and/or forfeited; and any prizes, winnings or representative of value already received by you shall be subject to disgorgement. Any use of programmed, automatic or scripted entry methods will void all associated entries and individuals using such methods may be disqualified for future entry opportunity.
Decisions of the Board of Judges are final. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to play will be deemed to be the entrant. Failure by Publishers Clearing House to enforce any provision in these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Publishers Clearing House
101 Winners Circle
Port Washington, NY 11053-4016
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ALL PRIZES ARE GUARANTEED TO BE AWARDED AS OFFERED
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER
BUYING WON’T HELP YOU WIN
|SWEEPSTAKES FACTS FOR INSTANT WIN PRIZES|
|End Date||Est. Odds of Winning|
|$10,000.00||1675||*12/31/14||1 in 454,560,000**|
|$10,000.00||4151||3/31/14||1 in 3,600,000**|
(6 @ $500.00)
|4277||3/31/14||1 in 600,000**|
(9 @ $100.00)
|4278||3/31/14||1 in 400,000**|
|4279||3/31/14||1 in 69,231**|
|4280||3/31/14||1 in 39,130**|
|4281||3/31/14||1 in 9,783**tr>||
|4282||3/31/14||1 in 3,913**tr>||
|4283||3/31/14||1 in 157**|
|N/A||3/31/14||1 in 1.5**|
*Prize may be won and awarded prior to the end date. At our option, the Giveaway may end, or the prize may be replenished to enable continuance of Giveaway. Refer to Section 4 for details.
**Everyone who pops a balloon and does not win a cash prize or gift certificate or receive tokens in one of the above-listed amounts will be granted One Hundred (100) Tokens.
†Tokens can be accumulated and redeemed for entries into other sweepstakes promoted on PCH.COM.
You Have Not Yet Won. All Entries Have The Same Chance Of Winning. The winner has not been identified. We don’t know who the winner is. If you enter our Sweepstakes, your entry will have the same chance to win as every other entry.
Enter For Free. You don’t have to buy anything to enter. Just follow the instructions in the Official Rules.
Play the Instant Win Game Once Per Day. Your first popped balloon will qualify as an entry into the Instant Win Game.
Buying Won’t Help You Win. Your chances of winning without a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something. It would not be lawful to give any advantage to buyers in a Sweepstakes.