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Mother’s Day Sweepstakes – OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS IN NO WAY TO BE CONSIDERED AN INDUCEMENT TO PURCHASE A PARTICULAR PRODUCT OR SERVICE.

1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION:

The Mother’s Day Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 12:00 PM Central and ends on Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central (the “Promotion Period”). The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Texas LawShield® and U.S. LawShield® (“Sponsor”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by email at [email protected] during the Promotion Period.

2. ELIGIBILITY

Open to legal residents of The United States who are 21 years of age or older (the “Entrant”). Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (the “Promotion Entities”), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. “Household Members” shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. “Immediate Family Members” shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

3. SPONSOR:

Texas LawShield and U.S. LawShield
1020 Bay Area Blvd. Ste. 220
Houston, TX, 77058

4. PRIZES:

Grand Prize: Winner will receive Two (2) Glock 43 9mm Pistols, Two (2) Champion Hearing Protections, Two (2) Champion Bal Glasses, Two (2) Pro-Shot Splatter Shot 12” White Bull’s-Eye Target – 5 Pack, and Five (5) Winchester USA 9mm NATO 124gr FMJ Ammunition 50rds from Palmetto State Armory (Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $1,016.76) by redeeming the Palmetto State Armory gift cards provided to Winner.

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor 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 Sponsor’s 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. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.

This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within said locations. 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.

The Winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, where lawful, Publicity release, where lawful, including Social Security Number or Taxpayer Identification Number for tax reporting, and other authorizations required by Sponsor or applicable law or the prize may be forfeited. All prizes are awarded “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. All federal state and local taxes and duties are the Winner’s responsibility.

Notwithstanding the other rules set forth herein, prior to transfer of any prize subject to any state or federal firearm laws, the Winner will be required to identify and provide supporting information from a licensed federal firearms dealer who is eligible to receive, and transfer said prize to that Winner pursuant to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Winner is responsible for background check fees and firearm transfer requirements imposed by federal, state, and local laws. Taxes on prizes and all expenses related to acceptance and use of any prize not specified are the sole responsibility of the Winner.

As a condition of being awarded any firearm prize, except where prohibited by law, a Winner of a firearm may be required to complete, sign (where applicable) and submit an Affidavit and Required Documents, including, but not limited to the following:

  1. A notarized affidavit certifying eligibility and compliance with the rules contained herein, including a declaration of status as a person who is not prohibited from possessing firearms;
  2. A true and correct IRS form W-9;
  3. A Copy of a licensed dealer’s federal firearm license through whom the firearm will be transferred;
  4. Any and all other documents required by law or regulation to effectuate the transfer of the prize;
  5. Proof of identity; and
  6. Any other legal, regulatory, or tax-related documents required by Sponsor or its applicable prize-awarding affiliate in its or their sole discretion.

Failure to provide all required signatures and documents will disqualify the Winner from further participation in the Sweepstakes and any award(s) of prizes. In the event a new law or regulation goes into effect that will make any listed prize illegal, Sponsor will withdraw the prohibited prize from the list of prizes for the affected Sweepstakes. Any Winner of a firearm must be able to pass background checks and comply with all required Federal, State and Local laws in order to take possession of the prize. No person other than the Winner may take possession of the prize. Failure to comply with all Federal, State and Local laws including but not limited to background checks for possession will result in the forfeiture of the prize and another winner will be selected. Due to regulations in different states, cities, and other areas, or at Sponsor’s discretion, firearms prize winners may be provided non-firearm prizes of similar value.

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.

5. WINNER SELECTION:

The Winner(s) of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted about 1 week after the Promotion Period by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. No purchase is necessary to win and making a purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received, estimated at 1:2,500,000.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION:

Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information approximately 1 week after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 30 days of notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.

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, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

Prizes will be delivered within approximately 10 days of winner verification, except in cases of delay of availability. Sponsor not responsible for such delays.

No advertised item is intended for prize distribution or sale in those states or in those areas where such item is prohibited by law. Any winner whose potential selection to win a particular prize would otherwise be in violation of federal, state, or local law will receive an alternate prize of equal value selected at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any mention of a product or service in any advertisement or text does not mean it has been tested or approved by Sponsor.

7. HOW TO ENTER:

Users who sign up for a U.S. & Texas LawShield Annual or Monthly Membership or purchase a U.S. LawShield Annual Gift Card Membership during the Promotion Period will automatically receive One (1) entry in the sweepstakes, which can be found here: USLawShield.com/mothersday-giftcard and here: USLawShield.com/member-sign-up-mothersday.

ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF ENTRY: You may also enter this Sweepstakes by mailing a standard-size postcard with your name and email address to: U.S. & Texas LawShield, c/o Marketing Dept., 1020 Bay Area Blvd. Ste. 220, Houston, TX, 77058. Postcard entries must be postmarked during the corresponding Promotion Period (Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 12:00 PM Central and Monday, May 13th, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central) and received no later than May 16th, 2019 at 11:59 PM Central to be included within the random drawing.

There is a limit of one (1) entry per person/postcard/email regardless of entry method. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, illegible, misdirected or postage due mail/entries. Sponsor will not assume responsibility for any third party’s failure to act in accordance with its instructions pertaining to Sweepstakes implementation. No mechanical reproductions of entries accepted. All entries become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged.

8. PRIVACY:

Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor posted at https://www.uslawshield.com/privacy-policy/, which is made a part of the Official Rules by this reference.

9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

Sponsor 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 Sweepstakes; (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 Sweepstakes; (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 Sweepstakes or download of any materials in the Sweepstakes.

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor 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 Sponsor. Sponsor and Released Parties shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Sweepstakes.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ITS RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS ENGAGED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OR EXECUTION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES, FROM ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, LOSSES, AND DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE, OR POSSESSION OF ANY PRIZE RECEIVED IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

10. WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES:

To obtain a copy of the Winner List or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a self-addressed envelope to:

Texas LawShield and U.S. LawShield
cc: Marketing Department
1020 Bay Area Blvd, Ste. 220
Houston, TX, 77058.

Requests for the names of the winners must be received no later than 10 business days after the Promotion Period has ended.

11. CONSUMER DISCLOSURES:

All winners are responsible for any applicable expenses not expressly stated in offer, including federal, state, and local income and/or sales taxes, insurance, licensing, registration and/or title fees, any options not included, and any expenses associated with claiming or picking up prizes. No substitutions are permitted except by Sponsor who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value if prize is unavailable or unlawful as determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion.

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

12. NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS:

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entry materials and/or 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. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (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; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, 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: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE SPONSOR’S WEBSITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AND CRIMINAL PROSECUTION AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.