1 Earn 1 entry for every Refund Transfer applied for between Jan. 1 - March 31. Earn 1 entry for every Walmart MoneyCard applied for between Jan. 1 - March 31. Winner announced April 15. Funded tax preparation fees doubled up to a maximum of $50,000.
“Double Your Tax Prep Fees” Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The “Double Your Tax Prep Fees” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 1, 2018 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on March 31, 2019 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes Period will be divided into two (2) entry periods as outlined in the chart below (each, an “Entry Period”).
|Entry Period||Begins at 12:00 AM ET on:||Ends at 11:59 PM ET on:|
|2||December 1, 2018||December 31, 2018|
|3||January 1, 2019||March 31, 2019|
ELIGIBILITY: To enter the Sweepstakes, you must be a tax professional who is a lawful permanent resident in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, eighteen (18) years of age or older with a valid Social Security number and must not be considered a minor in your state of residence (the “Entrant”). Employees of Santa Barbara Tax Products Group LLC (the “Sponsor”) and its parent company, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, herein (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”), and any service partners (collectively, the “Releasees”) and their immediate families (i.e. parents, children, siblings, spouse) and members of their households (whether related or not) are ineligible to participate in this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and possessions, outside of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, and where restricted or prohibited by law. By entering, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding.
HOW TO ENTER: There are four (4) ways to receive entries into the Sweepstakes. Regardless of the method of entry, there is a limit of 1,500 entries per Entrant for the entire Sweepstakes Period.
- ENROLLMENT ENTRY: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit https://www.sbtpg.com/payday/ and follow the instructions provided to enroll in TPG’s tax preparation service for the 2019 tax season. The number of “Entries” you receive for enrolling will be dependent on the Entry Period in which you enrolled; if you enrolled during Entry Period 1 you will receive fifty (50) Entries; if you enrolled during Entry Period 2 you will receive ten (10) Entries; and if you enrolled during Entry Period 3 you will receive one (1) Entry.
- REFUND TRANSFER ENTRIES: During the Sweepstakes Period, after you have enrolled in TPG’s tax preparation service, you will receive one (1) Entry for each refund transfer you process. PLEASE NOTE: A qualifying refund transfer is dependent upon the date on which the qualifying electronic refund transfer has been posted to the respective individual account. In order to qualify, the eligible refund transfer must be posted by 11:59 PM ET on March 31, 2019. A refund transfer posted after 11:59 PM ET on March 31, 2019 will not be considered.
- WALMART MONEYCARD REFUND ENTRIES: Beginning January 1, 2019, after you have enrolled in TPG’s tax preparation service, you will receive one (1) additional Entry for each refund transfer you process that is refunded onto a WalMart MoneyCard. PLEASE NOTE: A qualifying refund transfer onto a WalMart MoneyCard is dependent upon the date on which the qualifying electronic refund has been transferred onto a WalMart MoneyCard. In order to qualify, the eligible refund must be transferred onto a WalMart MoneyCard by 11:59 PM ET on March 31, 2019. A refund transferred onto a WalMart MoneyCard after 11:59 PM ET on March 31, 2019 will not be considered.
- TO ENTER WITHOUT ENROLLING OR A REFUND TRANSFER: To receive ten (10) entries without enrolling for TPG’s tax preparation service or initiating a refund transfer, on a plain 3” x 5” card, legibly print or type your name, age, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address (optional). Then, mail your 3” x 5” card in a postage-affixed sealed envelope to: “Double Your Tax Prep Fees” Sweepstakes, PO Box 10248, Rochester, NY 14610. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by April 1, 2019 and be received by April 5, 2019. No mechanically or programmatically reproduced entries are permitted. One (1) entry request per envelope. Neither the Sponsor nor the Sweepstakes Administrator will verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, or damaged mailed entries.
Limit of 1,500 entries per Entrant for the entire Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. Entrants may only use one (1) email account to participate in this Sweepstakes. Entries received from any Entrant or email account in excess of the above stated limitation will be void.
In the event of uncertainty as to the identity of an Entrant, that Entrant will be disqualified.
RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: On or about April 5, 2019, one (1) grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received and combined throughout the Sweepstakes Period. The decisions of Sponsor are based on their sole discretion and interpretation of these Official Rules, and are final and binding in all respects. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
GRAND PRIZE (1): One (1) Grand Prize equivalent to the combined dollar amount of the Grand Prize Winner’s qualifying tax preparation fees multiplied by two (2), deposited directly into the bank account associated with winner’s TPG account, with a maximum value of $50,000. In the event that the Grand Prize Winner entered via mail, a check for $50,000 will be awarded in lieu of double the amount of his/her tax refund. The maximum Average Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $50,000. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER’S QUALIFYING TAX PREPARATION FEES AMOUNT WILL DETERMINE THE FINAL GRAND PRIZE AMOUNT TO BE AWARDED (UNLESS WINNER PARTICIPATED VIA MAIL).
We refer to this Sweepstakes as the “Double Your Tax Prep Fees” Sweepstakes because the total amount of the tax preparation fees the Grand Prize amount received by the Grand Prize Winner will yield two (2) times the amount of the Grand Prize Winner’s tax preparation fees, subject to a maximum Grand Prize amount of $50,000.
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: No prize substitution, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. Grand Prize is not transferable prior to award. All taxes on the Grand Prize are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner and are not transferable. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited to applicable taxes, card fees, and check cashing fees.
Sponsor reserves the right to exclude entries from any Entrant or potential Grand Prize Winner that is suspected of theft, fraud, or any criminal activity related to Sponsor or its affiliates.
NOTIFICATION/PRIZE CLAIMS: Potential Grand Prize Winner will be contacted by telephone or email within five (5) business days of the drawing date. If the Grand Prize Winner cannot be contacted within three (3) business days of the first attempt to contact him/her or the Grand Prize Winner does not respond to the email notification within the date and time indicated within such email notification, then that Grand Prize Winner may be disqualified and an alternate Grand Prize Winner may be selected through a random drawing from among all remaining eligible non-winning entries.
Once the Grand Prize Winner has been confirmed by the Sponsor, except where prohibited, the potential Grand Prize Winner must sign and return, within five (5) days of receipt, an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release and an IRS W-9 Form (the “Paperwork”) in order to claim the Grand Prize. Except where prohibited by law, Grand Prize Winner’s entry and acceptance of the Grand Prize constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes Entities to use said Grand Prize Winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information and voice on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation. If the potential Grand Prize Winner fails to return the Paperwork within that time, if the Grand Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if an Entrant is found to be ineligible, or if he/she does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Grand Prize Winner may be selected through a random drawing by the Sweepstakes Administrator from the remaining non-winning eligible entries.
SWEEPSTAKES RULES OF PARTICIPATION: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable, illegible, delayed, or incomplete refund transfer, refund transfer posts or entries, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. Sponsor may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning the Grand Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants, Sponsor, or Sweepstakes Entities. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor or the Sweepstakes Administrator which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and randomly draw the potential Grand Prize Winner from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
NO LIABILITY: By entering, Entrants and Grand Prize Winner agree to comply with all Official Rules, as stated and agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, its affiliates, and their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, including the aforementioned Releasees in the “ELIGIBILITY” section above from any claims, actions, injury, loss or damage of any kind, including, without limitation, personal injury or death, resulting, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participating in this Sweepstakes or form the acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of the Grand Prize. This limitation of liability is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including, without limitation, compensatory, direct, indirect, or consequential damages; loss of data, income or profit; loss of or damage to property; and claims of third parties. Entrants agree that Releasees have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, statutory, express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, title, and fitness for a particular purpose, in fact or in law, relative to this Sweepstakes.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of California, USA.
WINNER’S NAME/RULES REQUEST: To receive the name of the Grand Prize Winner or an additional copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#10) envelope to be received by May 15, 2019 to: “Double Your Tax Prep Fees” Sweepstakes, PO Box 10505, Rochester, NY 14610. Please specify “Winner List” or “Rules Request.”
REMOVAL REQUEST: To have your name removed from Sponsor’s Sweepstakes mailing list, please send your name and address on a 3” x 5” cards in a postage affixed sealed envelope to “Double Your Tax Prep Fees” Removal Request, PO Box 10505, Rochester, NY 14610.
SPONSOR: Santa Barbara Tax Products Group, 11085 N. Torrey Pines Rd., Suite 210, La Jolla, CA 92037.
This Sweepstakes shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.