To participate in the Sweepstakes, you must agree to and abide by these Official Rules.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR FOR A CHANCE TO WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS REQUIRED.
Sponsor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., 4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg. 160, Burbank, CA 91522 (“Sponsor”).
Administrator: LeadDog Marketing Group, Inc., 440 9th Ave., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001 (“Administrator”).
Eligibility: The “Ready Player One Join the Leaderboard Sweepstakes” ("Sweepstakes") open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age (or the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older) at time of entry and have internet access/valid e-mail address as of February 25, 2018. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Sponsor, Administrator, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes, persons involved in the creation, development or production (including cast and crew) of the Ready Player One movie and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to participate or win any prize. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. "Household Members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not. Potential winners may be required to provide proof of legal residency upon request prior to prize award. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S Virgin Islands and other U.S. Territories, and where prohibited or restricted by law.
Sweepstakes Schedule: Sweepstakes begins on or about 9:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 26, 2018 and ends 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 12, 2018 (“Promotion Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official clock for the Sweepstakes.
Sweepstakes Entry: Navigate the internet to www.jointheleaderboard.com (the “Website”) and complete the online entry form. You will be asked to provide your full name, e-mail address, and phone number (“Website Entry”). to submit your Website Entry, click the “Submit” button on the Sweepstakes page. Proof of entering information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor or Administrator of such entry. Receipt of Website Entry may be acknowledged but such acknowledgment does not constitute a representation by Sponsor or Administrator as to eligibility of entry.
BONUS ENTRIES: Entrants may gain additional entries (“Bonus Entries”). to receive Bonus Entries, an entrant must first submit a Website Entry (which is preliminarily determined to be eligible by Sponsor/Administrator). Bonus Entries are only available from the Website and will be available at different times during the Promotion Period. (When during the Promotion Period and for how long during the Promotion Period a given method for obtaining Bonus Entries is available will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor further reserves the right to announce or notify the public of the availability of a given method for obtaining Bonus Entries, if at all, as it sees fit in its sole discretion.) Bonus Entries** include, but are not limited to the following:
+1 Entry: Share Ready Player One official trailer via Twitter and include the #JoinTheLeaderboardSweepstakes
+1 Entry: Share Ready Player One “See the Future” via Twitter and include the #JoinTheLeaderboardSweepstakes
+1 Entry: Share Ready Player One official movie poster via Twitter and include the #JoinTheLeaderboardSweepstakes
+1 Entry: Share Ready Player One “Come With Me” via Twitter and include the #JoinTheLeaderboardSweepstakes
**In order to receive a Bonus Entry via any of the described methods above, the hashtag #JoinTheLeaderboadSweepstakes must be used when sharing the Sweepstakes on Twitter. The use of the hashtag #Sweepstakes indicates that you are sharing the Sweepstakes in conjunction with entering a sweepstakes promotion sponsored by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. to support the release of the movies Ready Player One. Do NOT modify or supplement the Sweepstakes message when sharing same.
For the avoidance of doubt, taking actions to earn Bonus Entries other than via the Website will NOT result in receipt of Bonus Entries even if otherwise effected in full accordance with these Official Rules.
For all Bonus Entry Methods, proof of performing the specified action is not proof of recordation or receipt of same by Sponsor/Administrator nor is it proof of receipt of Bonus Entry.
Website Entry and Bonus Entries may be collectively referred to herein as “Entry” or “Entries”.
Membership/account on Twitter can be established without charge. A Twitter account is required to gain the applicable Bonus Entries. If you do not already have a Twitter account you can go to, http://twitter.com to create a free account.
Message and data rates may apply to use of mobile device for Entry. Wireless internet access may not be available in all areas.
Limit one (1) Website Entry per person per day during the Promotion Period regardless of the number of e-mail addresses or accounts a person may have. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as beginning at 12:00:00 a.m. (midnight) ET and ending at the following 11:59:59 p.m. ET (except for the first day of the Sweepstakes Period [2/26/18], which begins at 9:00:00 a.m. ET and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET). A given person may only use one (1) account on Twitter to receive Bonus Entries; and, a given account on Twitter may only be used by one (1) person to receive Bonus Entries.
Multiple Entries received from any person beyond applicable entry limits will void all such Entries/Bonus Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means or by any means that subverts the entry process will be disqualified. Entries must be received/recorded before March 12, 2018 at 11:59:59 P.M. ET to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, improperly recorded (or not recorded at all) or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, filtering or operation of third party social media platforms, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the 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 constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
Sweepstakes Random Drawing: Potential winners will be randomly selected on or about March 13, 2018 from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Drawing will be conducted by Administrator, an independent organization whose decisions (along with those of Sponsor) are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes.
Winner Notification: The potential winners will be notified by e-mail on or about March 13, 2018. Failure to respond to the initial verification e-mail within three (3) business days after notification or return of e-mail notification as undeliverable after two (2) attempts will result in disqualification. Potential winners will be required to sign and return within three (3) business days of notification an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification (“Affidavit”), a tax acknowledgment form and a Publicity Release where allowed by law. If the Affidavit, tax acknowledgment form and Publicity Release (where allowed by law) are not returned to Sponsor within the specified time period, the potential winner may be disqualified. If a potential winner (of any prize) is disqualified for any reason, potential winner’s prize will be forfeited without compensation of any kind and will be awarded to an alternate winner selected from all remaining eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
Prizes*, Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”) and Odds:
Grand Prize #2 (1 winner): An individual Spotify®* Premium subscription, awarded as twenty-seven (27) one (1) year subscription codes that can be used through 2045. Subscription allows for user to stream music, videos and podcasts without advertising. The Spotify premium subscription is subject to the Spotify Terms and Conditions of Use, which are available at https://www.spotify.com/us/legal/end-user-agreement. Among other topics, the Spotify Terms and Conditions of Use address procedures for cancellation of subscription; the subscription term; the subscribers’ usage rights in and to Spotify USA Inc.’s content and the Spotify service. For the avoidance of doubt, although the winner will receive the Spotify Premium subscription at no cost as the prize, the provisions in the Spotify Terms and Conditions of Use regarding “Paid Subscriptions” shall govern to the extent applicable. In addition, Winner will receive funds to assist with paying taxes which would be approximately 40% of the actual cost of the First Prize not to exceed $1,295.00. This amount will be calculated by Administrator; but, Administrator and Sponsor make no representation or warranty of any kind that the funds so provided will satisfy all taxes incurred by Winner due to receipt and acceptance of the prize. ARV of Grand Prize #2: $4531.76.
Grand Prize #3 (1 winner): Winner will receive Lyft rides through 2045 (awarded as $300 per month in Lyft credits for twenty-seven  years). Rides are subject to the Lyft Terms of Service, which are available at https://www.lyft.com/terms. For the avoidance of doubt, although the winner will receive the Lyft rides at no cost as the prize, the provisions in the Lyft Terms of Service regarding "Credits and Ride Discounts" shall govern to the extent applicable. In addition, Winner will receive funds to assist with paying taxes which would be approximately 40% of the actual cost of the Prize not to exceed $38,880.00. This amount will be calculated by Administrator; but, Administrator and Sponsor make no representation or warranty of any kind that the funds so provided will satisfy all taxes incurred by Winner due to receipt and acceptance of the prize. ARV of Grand Prize #3: $136,080.
Total ARV of All Prizes: $146,961.76
*Used for prize identification purposes only. No endorsement or sponsorship is intended or implied by such use. Third party entities' trademarks are used herein solely for prize identification purposes; such entities have NOT sponsored or endorsed the Sweepstakes in any respect. Third party entities' are not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion.
For All Prizes:
Odds of winning a prize depends on the total number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Each entry will have an equal chance of winning.
Additional Prize Restrictions: Limit one (1) prize per person/family/household. Any costs and incidentals not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility; without limiting the foregoing, First and Second Prize winners are solely responsible for all costs of obtaining/using the necessary electronic hardware and software so as to receive the maximum benefits of membership or subscription (as applicable). No substitution or transfer of prize except with Sponsor’s permission or where required by law; for First and Second Prizes, the preceding is also subject to terms and conditions governing the membership or subscription (as applicable). Sponsor in its sole discretion may award a substitute prize or prize component of equal or greater value if advertised prize/prize component is unavailable at time of awarding for any reason. Any images of prizes/prize components in advertising are for illustrative purposes only and actual items awarded as prizes/prize components may differ from such images. All taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will receive a 1099 tax form reflecting actual total value of prize.
Limitations of Liability: Sponsor and its agencies (including Administrator) are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to human, typographical, printing or electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures beyond Sponsor's control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and/or disqualify any individual who tampers with (or attempts to tamper with) the entry process/operation of the Sweepstakes (or any part thereof). In such event, Sponsor shall conduct the Sweepstakes and make the prizes available from among all eligible entries received and/or recorded (as appropriate) prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor or otherwise in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with the spirit of these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of cancellation/termination/modification/suspension of Sweepstakes will be posted on the Website. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, recordation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail, or electronic entry to be received or recorded on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or mobile phone/device (or data/information stored thereon) related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Sweepstakes.
The Released Parties (as defined in Rule 11 below) are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable or do not reach entrant as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind or insufficient space in a potential winner’s email or voicemail inbox to receive email or voicemail messages. Released Parties are not responsible, and may disqualify you, if your email address or other contact information does not work or is changed without prior written notice to Sponsor. Without limiting any other provision in these Official Rules, the Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any entrant or winner (or any person claiming through such entrant or winner) for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof in the event that any of the Sweepstakes activities or Released Parties’ operations or activities are affected by any cause or event beyond the sole and reasonable control of the applicable Released Party (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), including, without limitation, by reason of any acts of God, equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, air raid, act of public enemy, war (declared or undeclared), civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, epidemic, fire, explosion, earthquake, flood, hurricane, unusually severe weather, blackout, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, any law, rule, regulation, action, order, or request adopted, taken, or made by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not such governmental act proves to be invalid), or any other cause, whether or not specifically mentioned above.
EACH ENTRANT UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT ALL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVED BY HIM/HER AGAINST THE RELEASED PARTIES. SECTION 1542 READS AS FOLLOWS:
“CERTAIN CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY A GENERAL RELEASE. A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
Participants agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from participating in the Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE(S) OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE OR AN INDIVIDUAL OTHERWISE ATTEMPTS TO DEFRAUD SPONSOR, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (D) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
The preceding is subject to the dispute provision set forth in Section 12 below.
Additional Conditions of Participation: By participating, participants agree to be bound by and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects. By participating in this Sweepstakes, participants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns, as well as Spotify USA Inc., Lyft, Inc., Atom Tickets, LLC, and Twitter, Inc. (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, death, loss or damage to person(s) or property arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, possession, receipt or use/misuse of any prize. By participating, participants also authorize the Sponsor and its designees to use the participant’s name, voice, likeness, photograph, prize information, biographical data and city and state of residence in programming, advertising, trade and/or promotional material or on a winners’ list (if applicable) without compensation or notice, to the extent permitted by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without obligation or compensation. By accepting a prize, winners also authorize the Sponsor to provide the winner’s name, and other personal information (as applicable) to prize providers (Spotify USA Inc., Lyft, Inc., Atom Tickets, LLC [as applicable]) and such authorization will be agreed upon by potential winner upon Sponsor’s request.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc., Instagram, LLC or Twitter, Inc.
Disputes: The parties each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Released Parties shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Los Angeles County, California, and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited. The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the Streamlined Arbitration Rules & Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS. In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service. If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Chicago, IL, New York City, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX (whichever is closest to entrant’s residence); provided, however, if none of these locations are convenient for the hearing, the parties may mutually agree on an alternative location. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration. Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Los Angeles County, California. Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator's fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing). Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each entrant waives any right to seek to enjoin or restrain the operation or exploitation of this Sweepstakes, the Film, any advertising or other materials issued in connection with the Sweepstakes or the Film, or any other Released Party property.
Winners’ List: For the names of the winners, mail a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: "Ready Player One Join the Leaderboard Sweepstakes Winners”, c/o LeadDog Marketing Group, 440 9th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001, no later than April 30, 2018.
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