Global Virtual Book Club House Cup Sweepstakes

This event last took place on Jul 12th, 2021
8:00 AM JST ( 800I)

USO GLOBAL VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB HOUSE CUP SWEEPSTAKES

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: 07/09/21-09/09/21

NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY.  Enter for a chance to win one (1) of twenty-seven (27) prizes, as detailed below. Sweepstakes is open to active-duty, National Guard, and Reserve United States military personnel (rank of E-6 or below) and their dependents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Limit one (1) entry per person. See Official Rules at https://pacific.uso.org/events for entry deadline and prize details.

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR DONATION WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The USO Global Virtual Book Club House Cup Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on July 9, 2021 at 9 a.m. JST and ends on September 9, 2021 at 8:59:59 JST (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: Active-duty, National Guard, and Reserve United States military personnel (rank of E-6 or below) and their dependents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry can enter for a chance to win prizes, as detailed below. A valid Military ID must be presented by each Sweepstakes winner in order to claim a prize. Employees, directors, and officers of the United Service Organizations, Inc. (“USO,” the “Sponsor,” and the “Administrator”), USO’s affiliates, and each of their respective advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate family members and/or those living within the same household of each are not eligible to win prizes in the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, register for the USO Global Virtual Book Club at bit.ly/summerovbc and fill out the house cup tracking form here. Limit one (1) entry per person. Any additional entries received from any person in excess of this limitation will be voided. To qualify for the Sweepstakes, entries must be submitted within the Sweepstakes Entry Period. By entering, you agree to the USO Content Submission Release Agreement, a copy of which is available at: https://www.uso.org/programs/uso-content-submission-release-agreement.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: No purchase or donation necessary. Sweepstakes Entry Period ends: 8:59:59. JST on September 9, 2021. Prizes: A total of twenty-seven (27) prizes, each consisting of one of the prize items listed in the table below, and as valued in the table below, will be awarded.

Prize Item Prize Quantity Value Per Prize Harry Potter: Hidden Hogwarts: Scratch Magic 6 $12.99 Harry Potter Magical Places & Characters Postcard Coloring Book 6 $9.99 J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World: A Magical Yearbook 6 $12.99 Harry Potter Series: Illustrated Editions by Jim Kay Box Set 5 $120.00 Harry Potter Paperback Box Set 4 $87.00

Limit one (1) prize per Sweepstakes entrant. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Administrator: USO Pacific, Unit 35105, MCAS Futenma, FPO, AP 96372.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: Each Sweepstakes participant will register for one of four houses (Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw) and earn points for their respective house by completing the following activities, based on the House Cup system below:

• Became a member of the Global Virtual Book Club Facebook Group (10 POINTS) • Attended Global Virtual Book Club Discussion (15 POINTS) • Volunteered as a Discussion Lead for Global Virtual Book Club Discussion (30 POINTS) • Completed “The Daily Read-It Calendar” (15 POINTS) • Completed reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (30 POINTS) • Completed reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (30 POINTS) • Completed reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (30 POINTS) • Completed reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (30 POINTS) • Attended a program at a local USO Center (15 POINTS) • Volunteered for an event with the USO (excluding Global Virtual Book Club Discussion) (10 POINTS) • Recorded Storytime with the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program (10 POINTS)

Based on the house with the participants that accumulate the most total house points (as determined by USO the day before each discussion), USO will randomly select three (3) winners from each monthly discussion group, to be held at 8 p.m. JST/CEDT/EDT on a set day each month during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Winners must be present at the applicable discussion group to win. USO’s decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

Winners will be notified by USO via email on the date of each monthly discussion group, and will be given instructions on how to claim the prize. If a potential winner does not respond to the winner notification message (message will be sent two (2) times over a two (2) day period), or if said message is returned as undeliverable, or if an entrant is otherwise found to be ineligible, or if a selected winner cannot accept or participate for any reason, the potential winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected. The Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate winner, if any.

Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution by any winner or cash equivalent is allowed. Sponsor will not replace any lost, misplaced or stolen prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of equal or greater value at its sole discretion. Prize winners are solely responsible for all local, state, and federal taxes and all expenses incurred in claiming their prize. Each prize winner understands, acknowledges, and agrees that the winner is receiving a prize and will hereby release and discharge Facebook, USO, USO’s affiliates, and each of their respective employees, agents, officers, directors and legal representatives and assigns from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses arising from or caused by the award of such prize, including, but not limited to, the payment of any and all taxes that are due.

Entry in the Sweepstakes and/or acceptance of a prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) for USO to use each entrant’s or winner’s name, image, likeness, biographical information, hometown, and (if applicable), prize won, for marketing and promotional purposes, including, without limitation, on websites and social media posts, without further compensation.

GENERAL: Entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator and Sponsor, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless Facebook and the Sweepstakes Entities, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (collectively, “Released Parties”), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, dues, sums of money, accounts, reckonings, bonds, bills, specialties, covenants, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, trespasses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Released Parties which any one or more of the Releasing Parties ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have, which in any way arise out of or result from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, acceptance and/or use or misuse of any prize. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor’s control or concerns regarding the safety of any entrant, Sponsor shall have the right to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Entrants acknowledge that the Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook.

Entrants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of any prize. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the District of Columbia, U.S.A., without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. Entrants hereby agree that any and all disputes, claims, causes of action, or controversies (collectively, “Claims”) arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved, upon the election by entrant or Sponsor, by arbitration pursuant to this provision and the code of procedures of either the National Arbitration Forum (“NAF”) or the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as selected by the entrant. IF ARBITRATION IS CHOSEN BY ANY PARTY WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM, NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE THAT CLAIM IN COURT OR HAVE A JURY TRIAL ON THAT CLAIM. FURTHER, NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ENTRANT WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC OR OTHER PERSONS SIMILARLY SITUATED, OR AS A MEMBER OF ANY CLASS OF CLAIMANTS PERTAINING TO ANY CLAIM SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH BELOW, THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. NOTE THAT OTHER RIGHTS THAT ENTRANT WOULD HAVE IF ENTRANT WENT TO COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve Claims is limited to Claims between Sponsor and entrant alone, and the arbitrator’s authority to make awards is limited to awards to Sponsor and entrant alone. Furthermore, claims brought by either party against the other may not be joined or consolidated in arbitration with Claims brought by or against any third party, unless agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, and without waiving either party’s right to appeal such decision, should any portion of this provision be deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entire provision (other than this sentence) shall not apply. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of prizes. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, or illegible entries; (ii) 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 website or any combination thereof; (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes, or (iv) the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes/contests that it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and terminate the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), or to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to termination. LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, MAY CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

WINNERS LIST: For a list of winners (available after September 15, 2021), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by November 15, 2021 to: USO Pacific, USO Global Virtual Book Club Sweepstakes Winners, c/o Marcie West, USO Pacific, Unit 35105, FPO, AP 96372.

DATA COLLECTION/PRIVACY POLICY: Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes consent by you to the collection and transfer of your personal information for purposes of administration of the Sweepstakes by Sponsor and its authorized agents, and for such other purposes to which you may consent, or as otherwise described in these Official Rules. All information submitted to Sponsor as part of this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (https://www.uso.org/privacy). Specifically, Sponsor may collect information that you provide to enter the Sweepstakes and will use personal information you provide to enter the Sweepstakes to actually conduct the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may further use the personal information to send you information about Sponsor or Sponsor’s programs and services. Sponsor will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of receiving this information at any time after you first receive such information from Sponsor. Sponsor may also provide the personal information you provide to enter this Sweepstakes to the Sweepstakes Administrator and third-party fulfillment companies so that such companies may process and deliver prizes to winners.

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