Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

“Frontline Heroes”
Social Media Contest Rules

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is promoting a contest offering eligible individuals an opportunity to “enter to win” (“Contest”). By entering and participating in the Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements set forth below. This contest is open to both Excellus BlueCross BlueShield members and non-members.

Eligibility
To be eligible to participate in this Contest or to be eligible for any prize:

  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • There is no fee to enter the Contest, however internet access charges or other third-party connectivity charges may apply.
  • Participants and Nominees must, at the time of submission, reside in Excellus BCBS’ service area (St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, Onondaga, Cayuga, Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Schuyler, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Seneca, Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Herkimer, Fulton, Oneida, Madison, Montgomery, Otsego, Delaware and Steuben counties).
  • Participants must nominate an individual who is an essential worker, by entering the name of that individual as their “hero” (“Nominee”)
  • Nominations must be through a social media account registered in the name of the Participant and the privacy of such account must be “public”
  • The Nominee must have a social media account registered in the name of the Nominee and the privacy of such account must be “public”
  • Participant must have obtained the Nominee’s consent prior to entering a nomination that includes the name of the Nominee (a few words about their work and/or photo are optional). The winner of a submission will be the Nominee. A winner, once notified, will be required to execute Excellus BlueCross BlueShield’s Affidavit of Eligibility, Acknowledgement and Award of Prize, Liability Release and Consent Form (the “Affidavit”)

Eligibility Exclusions
Employees, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household as employees, of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, its advertising and promotion agencies, or any of their parent company, affiliates, or subsidiaries.

Contest Period
The contest begins on May 13 and ends May 31, 2020.

Instructions on Entering
A Participant can nominate his/her “hero” (“Nominee”), by tagging the “hero” on our Facebook and Instagram posts in the comments section.

Winners
Winner[s] will be randomly selected from all eligible submissions between May 13 and May 31, 2020.
A Nominee is only eligible to be a winner once during the Contest. Drawings will occur 4 times during the 20 day contest period (approximately every 5 days).
Winners will be notified confirming their prize and providing details on how to acknowledge and collect the prize, including the execution of the Affidavit which will be provided upon notification. In the event that Excellus BlueCross BlueShield cannot for any reason obtain the winner’s executed Affidavit within fourteen (14) days of notification, we reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Non-winners will not be notified.
Winners will be announced on our Facebook and Instagram posts within the comments section of the contest post.

Prizes
The prize will be a $50 gift card to the Winner’s choice at one of the following: Barnes & Noble, Crocs, Apple iTunes or Google Play.

Disclaimer
Compliance with these Contest Rules, including eligibility requirements, is determined solely by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield shall not be responsible for any damages, taxes, or expenses incurred as a result of this contest or receipt of prize. All taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.
This Contest is open to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield members and non-members. Participants’ information submitted through participation in this Contest is not used or retained by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield in servicing its members.

Release
By participating in this this contest, each Participant agrees to release and hold harmless Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising/promotion agencies, prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of or in connection with this contest, including, but not limited to: (i) personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Contest or any contest-related activity; (ii) receipt or use or misuse of any prize; (iii) Released Parties' use of the rights granted herein; and (iv) any printing, production, typographical, human, or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any winner or prize.
By submitting an entry to this contest, each Participant also agrees to grant Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and each of its employees, representatives and/or agents, absolute, unrestricted, transferable, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to use and/or license their name, picture, likeness, voice, biography, statement, or entry/submission (the “Content”), without further compensation, authorization, consideration or notice to such Participant or any third party, and to reproduce, copy, modify, create derivative works of, display, distribute, transmit, broadcast, either publicly or otherwise (including but not limited to via the Internet), or otherwise use, the Content, either alone or in conjunction with any other material(s), in any media, form, format or embodiment, whether now known or hereinafter developed, in connection with advertising, promotion, publicity, trade, and/or sweepstakes and/or contest promotions, activities and/or materials.
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