Frequently Asked Questions
(THERE IS NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN! A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING).
Who is eligible to enter the giveaways?
ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open worldwide and to anyone who is eighteen (18) years of age or older. The Giveaway is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By entering this Giveaway, Entrants indicate their full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator, which are final and binding in all respects. Winning a Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
How do I enter a giveaway?
HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to receive entries into the Promotion; (a) the initial entry (“Initial Entry”); and (b) bonus entries (each, a “Bonus Entry”). All Entrants must first obtain an Initial Entry into the Promotion prior to receiving Bonus Entries.
1.) Initial Entry: In order to enter the Giveaway, Entrants must be a registered Instagram™ user. To become a registered user, visit www.instagram.com.
2.) You must follow everyone that the giveaway page is following. The name of the giveaway page is listed in the caption of the celebrity.
BONUS ENTRY (optional):
1.)For a BONUS entry you must LIKE & COMMENT on the last 3 pictures of everyone that the giveaway page is following.
What are the general guidelines for BCM giveaways?
Any attempt by any Entrant to enter this Giveaway using multiple/different accounts or any other methods may void the Entrant’s entry and may result in disqualification, at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Use of any automated system to participate in the Sweepstakes is prohibited and may result in disqualification.
This Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram, YouTube or Facebook or any other social media network. You understand that you are supplying your information to the Sponsor/Celebrity and not to Instagram, YouTube, Facebook or any other social media network.
The Winners will be required to the following:
Record a video accepting the Grand Prize in order to post on social media
Take a picture with a sign that states. “I Won From Blue Check Marketing”
Both the video and the picture will be posted to BCM Winners https://www.instagram.com/bcmwinners/ and will remain public for the future.
In the event the Grand Prize Winner does not fulfill this requirement, he/she will forfeit his/her right to the Grand Prize and an alternate Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the remaining non-winning eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: Entrant’s entry cannot infringe on the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party. Comment must be in English and must NOT include the brand name or the trademark of any other, or of the Celebrity. Entries not meeting the requirements as set forth in these Official Rules or that contain prohibited, inappropriate, or irrelevant content, as determined by Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator in its sole discretion, will not be eligible and will be disqualified. Any entry suspected by Sponsor and/or Independent Administrator of violating the proprietary rights of any third party (including but not limited to intellectual property rights and rights of privacy/publicity), or any local, state or federal law(s) will be disqualified, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
The giveaway company owns the right to extend any giveaway at any point, they deem necessary. In the event that this occurs, the winners will be announced on the new date. The Giveaway Entities are not responsible for any entry that is lost, late, misdirected or undelivered, whether due to system errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmissions or any other reason, theft or destruction or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunication 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, technical malfunctions, or otherwise.
By participating, Entrant agrees that their entry may be shared on social media sites or other websites by the Sponsor. By submitting an entry, Entrant grants Sponsor and its affiliated companies worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, unconditional, and fully paid-up rights to publicly perform, display, broadcast, or transmit the entry, in whole or in part, for promotion and marketing purposes worldwide in any and all forms of media, whether now known or hereafter devised, and to distribute (directly or indirectly through multiple tiers) the entry to Sponsor’s affiliates, its marketing agencies, and to third parties for these purposes. Without limiting the foregoing, each Entrant consents to have the Entrant’s entry made available for public viewing and/or comment on the Internet.
Each Entrant further agrees and warrants that he/she shall not submit any entry that is known by the Entrant to (a) be false, inaccurate, or misleading; (b) that infringes on any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (c) that violates any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising); and (d) that is or may reasonably be considered defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially or religiously biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership, or corporation.
Without limitation, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Entrant whose Instagram account that, in its sole opinion, refers, depicts or in any way reflects negatively upon the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes or any other person or entity, does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Sponsor receives notification about any potential infringements or breaches of law or any other reason set forth herein.
NON-QUALIFYING ENTRIES: Entries (a) containing general obscene, lewd, crude, vulgar, profane, defamatory or inappropriate text, including acts of violence or acts that appear to cause harm, and/or (b) containing other offensive content and/or any content expressing explicit, graphic or excessive indecent content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable, or offensive, and/or (c) containing and displaying third-party brands prominently and intentionally, or any materials that violate or infringe (or may infringe) any copyright (including, without limitation, music or artistic work), trademark, logo, or other mark that identifies a brand, entity or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased, including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light, and/or (d) otherwise violate these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, shall be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify an entry with offensive content or material that it feels is inappropriate in any way. Late entries or entries sent via any other method than those stated above will not be accepted.
NOTIFICATION/GRAND PRIZE CLAIM: The Winners will be announced on the Giveaway Page one day after the giveaway is closed. Upon receipt of the Required Information, the Winners will then be contacted by the Independent Administrator via the Giveaway page.
In the event that: (a) the Grand Prize Winner fails to respond to the Notification; (b) the Grand Prize Winner fails to respond due to deactivation of the Grand Prize Winner’s Instagram account prior to receipt of the Notification; (c) Grand Prize Winner fails to supply all the Required Information or the Winner Documents or answer the mathematical skill-testing question correctly; (e) any Notification is returned as undeliverable; and/or (f) it is determined by the Sponsor, in their sole discretion, that the Grand Prize Winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, such Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Grand Prize Winner will not be selected. Grand Prize Winner consents to use his/her name, address (city & state), voice, biographical information, and /or likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity, for this Sweepstakes only, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. The value associated with the Grand Prize is taxable as income and the Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any taxes, including, but not limited to, all applicable federal, state and local taxes that become due with respect to the value of the Grand Prize. The Sponsor, or a third party acting on its behalf, may be required to report the value of the Grand Prize to the Internal Revenue Service in the year the Grand Prize is received by the Grand Prize Winner; and, in such case, the value of the Grand Prize will be reported to the Grand Prize Winner and the Internal Revenue Service in the form of a Form 1099 and/or other applicable tax forms.
GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION: The Official Rules posted on the Website will prevail. By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrants and Grand Prize Winner [a] release each and all of the Sweepstakes Entities, from any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) with respect to or arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes, and/or the receipt or use/misuse of the Grand Prize awarded, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury, death or property damage; and [b] agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor/Independent Administrator, which are final in all respects and not subject to appeal. Sponsor reserves the right permanently to disqualify from this Sweepstakes any Entrant or Grand Prize Winner it believes has violated these Official Rules. 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 or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants, Sponsor, or Sweepstakes Entities. The same person cannot win a giveaway with Blue Check Marketing if they won with us within 3 months. They are eligible to enter to win future giveaways after the 3 month term has expired. 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 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 selected a Grand Prize Winner based on the entries received up to the cancellation, modification, termination, or suspension date. Notification of such action will be provided on the Post. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Entrants covenant not to sue any Sweepstakes Entity or cause them to be sued regarding any matter released above; and further covenant not to disaffirm, limit or rescind any releases. A waiver by one or more of the Sweepstakes Entities of any term in these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of any other provision.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTKES 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. SPONSOR'S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS.
NO LIABILITY: By participating, Entrants and Grand Prize Winner agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and the Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by the Grand Prize Winner, Entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Sweepstakes as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from receipt, acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the Grand Prize; participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity; or participation in this Sweepstakes.
DISPUTES: Entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or the Grand Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Florida. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, an Entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Florida or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Florida.