PSERS MSS Participation iPad Giveaway – Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR MONETARY DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. ODDS OF WINNING ARE BASED SOLELY ON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
1. GIVEAWAY DESCRIPTION:
The Public School Employees' Retirement System ("PSERS") will be giving away 20 iPad Minis, vie two separate drawings over two separate time periods, to members who have signed up for an MSS account
AND elected to remain with paperless delivery (the "Giveaway").
There will be an initial drawing for 10 iPad Minis
on or about August 10, 2018 (the "First Drawing").
There will be a subsequent drawing for 10 iPad Minis
on or about February 12, 2019 (the "Second Drawing").
By participating in the Giveaway, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of PSERS, which shall be final and binding in all respects. PSERS is responsible for the collection, submission and/or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Giveaway. Entrants should look solely to PSERS with any questions, comments or problems related to the Giveaway by contacting 1.888.773.7748 or
The First Drawing: Any and all members of PSERS ("Members") who (i) are 18 years of age or older, (ii) are U.S. residents, (iii) registered online on or before July 31, 2018 for a Member Self Service account at www.psers.pa.gov/MSS/Pages/Member-Self-Service.aspx ("MSS Account") AND specifically opted into the paperless delivery option, and (iv) maintained such account as active, specifically including the paperless delivery option, as of July 31, 2018, shall be eligible for the First Drawing.
The Second Drawing: Any and all Members who (i) are 18 years of age or older, (ii) are U.S. residents, (iii) registered online on or before January 31, 2019 for an MSS Account AND specifically opted into the paperless delivery option, (iv) maintained such account as active, specifically including the paperless delivery option, as of January 31, 2019, and(v) were not selected as a winner of the First Drawing, shall be eligible for the Second Drawing.
General Giveaway Non-Eligibility: PSERS, and its respective officers, Board of Trustees, employees (the "Giveaway Entities"), and their family members are ineligible to enter the Giveaway or win a prize. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
The First Drawing Prizes: Winners of the First Drawing will each receive one (1) iPad Mini (approximate retail value ("ARV") of $400.00). A total of 10 iPad Minis will be awarded during the First Drawing. The Second Drawing Prizes: Winners of the Second Drawing will each receive one (1) iPad Mini (ARV of $400.00). A total of 10 iPad Minis will be awarded during the Second Drawing. Only one prize per Member may be awarded throughout the Giveaway. Prizes may be waived, but cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. PSERS reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents PSERS' good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. PSERS makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. PSERS will not replace any lost or stolen prize items. The Giveaway is open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older, and a prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within the U.S. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
4. HOW TO ENTER:
The First Drawing: Eligible Members will be automatically entered into the First Drawing by (i) registering online on or before July 31, 2018 for an MSS Account AND specifically opting into the paperless delivery option, and (ii) maintaining such account as active, specifically including the paperless delivery option, as of July 31, 2018.
The Second Drawing: Eligible Members will be automatically entered into the Second Drawing by (i) registering online on or before January 31, 2019 for an MSS Account AND specifically opting into the paperless delivery option and (ii) maintaining such account as active, specifically including the paperless delivery option, as of January 31, 2019.
5. WINNER SELECTION:
The First Drawing: The winners of the First Drawing will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Members. The random drawing will be conducted on or about August 10, 2018 by PSERS or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received.
The Second Drawing: The winners of the Second Drawing will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Members. The random drawing will be conducted on or about February 12, 2019 by PSERS or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received.
6. WINNER NOTIFICATION:
Winners will be notified directly by PSERS via either email or telephone, at PSERS' discretion, using the contact information provided in such winner's MSS Account as of the day of the winner selection set forth in Section 5 above. Potential winner must accept a prize as directed by PSERS
within ninety (90) days of notification. PSERS is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s) or telephone number(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or winner's failure to adequately monitor any email account or telephone number.
Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability (collectively "the Prize Claim Documents"). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by PSERS.
A list of winners of the First Drawing will be posted to the PSERS website at
www.psers.pa.govon or abound August 14, 2018.
A list of winners of the Second Drawing will be posted to the PSERS website at
www.psers.pa.govon or about February 14, 2019.
https://memberprd.psers.pa.gov/v3prod/app?service=external/MemberPages:RegistrationTermsOfService. By entering the Giveaway, you grant PSERS permission to share your name, email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Giveaway Entities for the sole purpose of administration and prize fulfillment, including use in the publicly available lists of winners set forth in Section 6 above.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
PSERS assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Giveaway; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Giveaway; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant's or to any other person's computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Giveaway or download of any materials in the Giveaway.
PSERS reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway in whole or in part at any time and for any reason. In such event, PSERS shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and PSERS reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by PSERS, or not to aware any remaining prizes at all. PSERS and the Giveaway Entities shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Giveaway.
All winners further agree to release, discharge and hold harmless from any and all claims, demands or damages PSERS and the Giveaway Entities in connection with the Giveaway or the acceptance of any prize.
9. NO PROMOTION OF APPLE OR ITS PRODUCTS:
The Giveaway shall not be considered, nor is in any way intended, to be a promotion or endorsement of Apple or its products, or any other entity or product. PSERS and the Giveaway Entities have no relationship with, or connection to, Apple with respect to the Giveaway.
10. WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES:
To obtain a copy of the winner lists or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Public School Employees' Retirement System, cc: Evelyn Williams, at 5 North 5th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Requests for the names of the winners of the First Drawing must be received
no later than February 15, 2019. Requests for the names of the winners of the Second Drawing must be received
no later than August 15, 2019. For accessing a winner list online, visit
www.psers.pa.gov. The winner lists will be posted after winner confirmation is complete, and remain available at
www.psers.pa.gov for no shorter than thirty (30) days after posting.
What do I need to register for a MSS account?
You will need your PSERS ID, social security number, date of birth, and a valid email address.
During the month of June you will receive your PSERS ID. Please contact PSERS If you do not receive your PSERS ID by
JULY 10, 2018.
New members will receive their PSERS ID in their welcome packet.