SOFI x MATPAT MAY 2023 SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ENTRY INTO THIS SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES (“RULES”) AND THE DECISIONS OF SOFI, WHICH SHALL BE FINAL IN ALL RESPECTS. SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW AND IS SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND ORDINANCES.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The SoFi x MatPat May 2023 Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 6, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 pm ET on June 1, 2023 (“Sweepstakes Entry Period”).
ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is solely open to legal residents of the United States or the District of Columbia (except of residents of Florida), age 18 years of age or older at time of entry who become SoFi members during the Sweepstakes Entry Period (collectively referred to as an “Entrant”). Current SoFi members are not eligible to enter. Employees of Social Finance, Inc. (the “Sponsor” or “SoFi”), and its respective parent company, subsidiaries, affiliated or successor companies; subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, web masters/suppliers, advertising and promotional agencies, anyone associated with the development, implementation or execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively referred to hereafter as the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and members of the immediate families (defined as: spouse, biological, adoptive and step-parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren, and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or households (whether related or not) of any of the above are not eligible to enter or win. Void in Florida and where prohibited or restricted by law.
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRY IN THE RANDOM DRAWING: To enter the Sweepstakes’ random drawing, an Entrant must do one of the following steps during the Sweepstakes Entry Period:
Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more entries than the stated number of entries allowed by using multiple/different accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Use of scripts, macros, or any other automated system to participate or subvert the process is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of an identity dispute, entry will be considered made by the registered owner of the email account used for entry. Entrants must have a valid email address. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. All entries submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
WINNER SELECTION & ODDS: One (1) winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Random drawing conducted on or about June 6, 2023 by the Administrator whose decisions are final and binding. Odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
WINNER NOTIFICATION & VERIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified by email on or about June 7, 2023, and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release plus an IRS W9 Form which must be completed, signed, and returned to Administrator within three (3) days from date on notification. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following:  a potential winner’s failure to respond to email notification within three (3) days after emailing/transmission;  the return of an email notification or message as undeliverable;  the receipt of any other notice from Sponsor or an undeliverable prize;  a potential winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency;  a potential winner’s failure to execute and return within three (3) days after its deployment or mailing notification an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release and/or any required documents;  a potential winner’s failure to claim prize within three (3) days after he or she is confirmed as a winner; and  any other non-compliance with Rules. In the event of prize forfeiture, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award or not award the forfeited prize to an alternate winner. Sponsor shall have no liability if notification is lost, intercepted, or not received for any reason. Sponsor is not responsible for any change in Entrant’s (or winner’s) email account or other contact information after entering the Sweepstakes.
POTENTIAL WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY THE SPONSOR AND ITS ADMINISTRATOR. AN ENTRANT IS NOT THE WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL HE/SHE HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND NOTIFIED THAT THE VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.
GRAND PRIZE DETAILS: Winner will receive $10,000 awarded to winner’s SoFi Savings or Checking Account. If winner does not have a SoFi Savings or Checking Account, he or she can open an account for free on the SoFi app or at SoFi.com for SoFi to deposit funds into winner’s account. No transfer of prize to a third party is permitted. All taxes are the sole responsibility of winner. An IRS form 1099 will be filed in the name of winner for the value of the prize. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission for Sponsor and its agents to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity (including online posting) in all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, or permission.
CONSENT AND RELEASE: To the fullest extent possible in law, Entrants, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and their associated companies and directors, including but not limited to its respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated or successor companies and their respective owners, members, shareholders, officers, directors, partners, equity holders, agents, representatives, employees and all others associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Releasees”) from and against any and all claims, actions, causes of action, suits, liabilities, 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, extent, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law, admiralty or equity, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, against Releasees 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, acceptance of prize (if determined the winner).
By participating in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant expressively waives and relinquishes all rights and benefits afforded by California Civil Code 1542 and does so understanding and acknowledging the significance of this waiver. Section 1542 states as follows: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DID NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN, BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR THE RELEASED PARTIES.”
ARBITRATION: This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Entrant hereby agrees that any and all disputes, claims, causes of action, or controversies (“Claims”) arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes or the prize 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. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. 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 these Official Rules 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.
In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials or made by any representative of Sponsor, and the terms and conditions of these Rules, these Rules shall prevail, govern, and control.
SPONSOR: Social Finance Inc., 234 First Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.
ADMINISTRATOR: Ventura Associates International LLC, 494 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001.
SEVERABILITY: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
WINNER’S LIST: For the Winner’s name (available after June 30, 2023), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by June 30, 2023 to: The SoFi x MatPat May 2023 Sweepstakes Winner’s List Request, c/o: Ventura Associates International LLC, 494 Eighth Avenue – Dept: DE, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10001.
This Sweepstakes is in no way promoted, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with any social media entity, including, but not limited to YouTube. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor or Administrator, and not to any social media entity.