US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company

OFFICIAL RULES

FINAL 01.12.15

Million Miles Giveaway

12/05/2014 - 1/31/2015

NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS

IIn the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. 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. 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 web site 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 OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE 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 AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW

OFFICIAL RULES

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

Eligibility: The Million Miles Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void outside the US, in Canada, and Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of SynapseConnect, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), American Airlines, Inc. (the “Prize Provider”), and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

By entering, participants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and Prize Provider and (each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotional agencies, wholesalers and retailers, and each of the foregoing entities’ employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents (collectively the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all claims, actions and/or liability for any injuries or death, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in and/or entry into the sweepstakes or acceptance or use of any prize. 

Entry: There are 2 ways to enter.

Method #1:Visit https://tradepub.freebizmag.com/20000694 and follow all entry instructions to complete and submit the online entry form. Online entries must be received between 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on Friday, December 5, 2014, and 11:59 PM ET on Saturday, January 31, 2015 (the "Sweepstakes Entry Period"). Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Limit: One (1) online entry per email address per day. In the event of a dispute, online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the 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.

Method #2: Mail a postcard, including your name, complete address, telephone number and email address to: Synapse: Million Miles Giveaway, c/o The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between Friday, December 5, 2014, and Saturday, January 31, 2015, and received by Saturday February 7, 2015. You may enter as many times as you wish by mail. Photocopied, illegible, or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mailed entries.

Prize/Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”)/Odds:
Grand Prize: Five (5) Grand Prizes are available to be won of 200,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles.
Grand Prize ARV is: $6,000.00 each. The total ARV of all Grand Prizes is: $30,000.00.

The total ARV of all prizes to be awarded is:  $30,000.00.

Prize Details and Related Terms: Five (5) winners will each receive 200,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles which may be used for air transportation on American Airlines or its “Airline Associates” (American Eagle® ), or the oneworld® airlines or select AAdvantage® participating airlines, car rentals, hotel stays and other awards available at AA.com/redeem, the (“Prize”). 

If AAdvantage® miles are redeemed for air transportation; winner is responsible for the full cost of transportation to and from their departure and arrival city.  Winner is responsible for any and all applicable fees, service charges, surcharges or passenger facility charges and all insurance costs, federal, state, local and foreign taxes, if any, gratuities, meals, incidentals and any other unspecified expenses associated with acceptance or use of the Prize.  AAdvantage® flight awards are subject to, and the passenger is responsible for, the September 11th Security Fee of up to $10 per round-trip, applicable departure taxes, federal inspection fees, passenger facility charges of up to $18.00, depending on itinerary, and any other taxes and fees imposed by a government entity (U.S. or foreign) of up to $240 based on destination; total may vary slightly based upon currency exchange rate at time of purchase, as well as any fees or surcharges (including fuel surcharges) imposed by the carrier. U.S. government excise tax is a user tax to pay for airport construction and airway safety and operations.  If ticketing is less than 21 days prior to departure, a $75.00 expedite charge will apply (waived for AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, AAdvantage® Platinum and AAdvantage® Gold members using miles from their account).  A ticketing service charge of up to $35.00 will apply when ticketing via Reservations, American Airlines Travel Center or an Airport Ticket Office.  (The ticketing service charge is waived for involuntary changes, reissued tickets, AAdvantage® award tickets issued within 21 days of travel and an expedite charge has been collected, AAirpass® tickets, Government/military fare tickets, and prepaid tickets.)  Some of these taxes, fees and other amounts may be due upon booking/ticketing the AAdvantage® award travel.  American Airlines AAdvantage® miles will be credited to the AAdvantage® account of winner, or may be provided in the form of a Certificate as set forth below, who must provide a valid AAdvantage® membership number in order to receive the mileage credit.  American Airlines AAdvantage® miles awarded in this promotion will not count toward elite status qualification, AAdvantage Million MilerSM status or any other promotional benefit that American Airlines may offer in the AAdvantage® program.  Winner who is not an AAdvantage® member may join at no cost online at www.aa.com and click on AAdvantage® or by calling the AAdvantage® membership desk at 1-800-882-8880.  The credited miles may thereafter be redeemed in any manner consistent with the AAdvantage® program Terms and Conditions, which are subject to change at any time without notice and can be found at www.aa.com/aadvantage when you click on Program Details and then click on AAdvantage® Terms and Conditions.  American Airlines may, among other things, (i) withdraw, limit, modify, or cancel any award; (ii) change program benefits, mileage levels, participant affiliations, conditions of participation, rules for earning, redeeming, retaining or forfeiting mileage credit, or rules for the use of travel awards; or (iii) add travel embargo dates, limit the number of seats available for award travel (including, but not limited to, allocating no seats on certain flights) or otherwise restrict the continued availability of travel awards or special offers.  American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage® program and its terms and conditions at any time without notice, and to end the AAdvantage® program with six months’ notice.  American Airlines may make any one or more of these changes at any time even though such changes may affect your ability to use the mileage credit or awards that you have already accumulated.  AAdvantage® travel awards, accrued mileage credits and special offers are subject to government regulations.  American Airlines is not responsible for products and services offered by other participating companies.  For complete AAdvantage® program details, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.  Sponsor is not liable for any expense incurred as a consequence of a flight cancellation or flight delay. Travel is subject to availability and certain other restrictions, which are subject to change in the sole discretion of American Airlines.  Flight schedules subject to change without notice.  AAdvantage® miles may be sent to the winner in the form of a Certificate.  Certificate is not redeemable for cash.  Certificate may not be transferred, purchased, sold or bartered. Only original Certificates will be honored.  Certificate is void if reproduced, altered, counterfeited, obtained or used improperly.  Lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed Certificates will not be replaced by American Airlines.  Determination of income tax liability on mileage Certificates and AAdvantage® travel awards is the responsibility of the holder.  The holder of the Certificate has only the limited right to surrender same to American Airlines in accordance with rules and conditions stated herein for crediting of mileage by American Airlines and subject to all AAdvantage® Terms and Conditions.  Certificate must be deposited online at www.depositAAmiles.com to the AAdvantage® account of winner.  Mileage credit can be deposited only once on or before the expiration date.  For complete depositAAmiles program details, visit www.depositAAmiles.com. AAdvantage® members must have mileage earning or redeeming activity once every 18 months in order to retain their miles. If your account has no qualifying activity in any 18-month period, all miles in the account will expire.

Prize is non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize or prize component is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded; provided no such substitute prize shall be from American Airlines without its prior written consent.  Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of each winner. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.

The winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes, if applicable.

Winner acknowledges that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered.

Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received, but is estimated at 1:4,000.

Random Drawing: The winners will be selected in a random drawing taking place on or about Monday, February 16, 2015 from among all eligible entries received.It will take place at the offices of US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.

Winner Notification: Grand Prize winners will be confirmed via email and/or phone, and will be required to sign and return, within seven (7) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, a W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases"). The Releases will require the winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. The prize package will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified.

If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, his/her prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who must execute the Releases on the minor winner’s behalf.

General: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company and the Sponsor, and release the Sponsor and their affiliated companies, Prize Provider and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. 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 the prize.

Privacy: Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to the Privacy Policy of each company, which can be found at www.freebizmag.com.

Official Rules: To request a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by February 16, 2015, to: Synapse: Million Miles Giveaway Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.

Winner Confirmation: For a written confirmation of the winners (available after Monday, February 16, 2015), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than March 16, 2015), to Synapse: Million Miles Giveaway, Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.

Sponsor: SynapseConnect, Inc., 225 High Ridge Road, East Building, Stamford, CT 06905

American Airlines is not a sponsor or affiliated with this giveaway.

PRIZE PROVIDER: American Airlines, Inc., 4333 Amon Carter Blvd., Fort. Worth, Texas 76155.
American Eagle® service is operated by Envoy Air Inc., SkyWest Airlines, Inc., ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., Mesa Airlines Inc., or Republic Airline Inc. 
American Airlines, AAdvantage, Admirals Club, AAdvantage Million Miler, American Eagle are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

PRIZERETAIL VALUE NUMBER OF PRIZESODDS

Grand Prize: 200,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Miles

$6,000 each 5 1 in 4,000

You Have Not Yet Won. All entries have the same chance of winning. No one will know who the winner is until after the Sweepstakes ends.

Entry is Free. You don't have to buy anything to enter. Just fill out the fields in the online entry form and submit.

Enter as Often as You Like.Simply mail a postcard including your name, complete address, telephone number and email address to: Synapse: Million Miles Giveaway, c/o The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between Friday, December 5, 2014, and Saturday, January 31, 2015 and received by Saturday, February 7, 2015. Each postcard must be mailed separately. It is not necessary to await receipt of an entry form.

Buying Won't Help You Win. Chances of winning without making a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something.

Entry Deadline/Sweepstakes Closing Date.To be eligible to win each prize offered in this Sweepstakes, your entry must be received by the applicable Entry Deadline stated in this communication. If there is no Entry Deadline stated, your entry must be received by the Final Sweepstakes Closing Date of 1/31/15.

Void outside the US, in Canada, Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited.


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