Bugha #StepUpMap

Step Mobile Inc.

StepUpSunday Sweepstakes and Contest

Official Rules

The Step Mobile, Inc. #StepUpMap Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") and the #StepUpMap Contest (the “Contest”) are two back-to-back promotions (collectively, “Promotion(s)”). The Sweepstakes Prize is a chance to play with famed gamer Bugha, which is for entertainment purposes only and has no retail value. Winners of the Sweepstakes will be allowed to compete for prizes in a competition which will be scored. Both the Sweepstakes and the Contest are subject to these Official Rules. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning. The Sweepstakes is administered by a Step Mobile, Inc., located at 120 Hawthorne Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301 (the “Sponsor”), and game play is for entertainment purposes only.

  1. Eligibility for the Sweepstakes: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are 13 years of age or older as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Entrants must also have a smartphone, computer, or gaming console capable of playing the game Fortnite, and a valid Epic Games account, along with either a valid Instagram account, a valid Twitter account, or a valid email address. Any account required is free to open. If you are under the age of 18, you must have your parent or guardian’s permission to play. Employees of Sponsor and its affiliates, Sweepstakes supervisors and members of their immediate families, are not eligible to participate or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participant's computer must accept cookies or any similar device used by the Sponsor to track entries. See Sponsor's Privacy Policy at www.step.com/privacy for more information about Cookies and privacy.

  2. Eligibility for the Contest: The Contest is open only to those verified Winners of the Sweepstakes, and the two friends (or other Fortnite game players of their choice) those Winners choose to add on their teams (Collectively, “Team”). All Teams must have three (3) players, and all Team players must be at least 13 years of age or older, have their parent or guardian’s permission to play, and have both a Fortnite account and a Discord Account, both of which are free to create. In the event a Team wins, each member of the Team must open a Step Mobile account to receive the prize.

  3. MANDATORY THIRD PARTY PLATFORM DISCLOSURE. The Promotion in its entirety is not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with the platforms, whether social media, game, or gaming platform (“third party platforms”). The third party platforms required to participate in either Promotion have their own terms and use and their own privacy policies, which you must agree to in order to participate in the Contest or Sweepstakes, or both. When you create an account, you are providing your information to these third party platforms and agreeing to their terms and conditions, for which Sponsor has no control. When you participate in either or both Promotions, the information you provide specific to the Promotion will be used by Sponsor in accordance with these Official Rules.

  4. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes begins on October 19, 2021 at 9:01a.m. There are six independent Sweepstakes periods (“Independent Sweepstakes Periods”). Each Sweepstakes period opens on a Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. California Time and closes at 11:59 p.m. three days later, on a Friday. (the “Individual Sweepstakes Period”). During each Individual Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will conduct one (1) Drawing (“Drawing”). Only one entry per natural person per Individual Sweepstakes Period. If you have previously been selected in any Individual Sweepstakes Period, you may not enter again in any subsequent Individual Sweepstakes Period.

  5. Contest Period. The Contest periods begin on November 10, 2021. There are six (6) independent Contest periods (“Independent Contest Periods”), and they follow the Independent Sweepstakes Period, and will be held on the second Sunday after the close of the Independent Sweepstakes Period. So, for instance, if the Individual Sweepstakes Period closes on a Friday, the Winner will be notified on Saturday, and will be scheduled to play Fortnite a week from Sunday (“Second Sunday”) from the drawing date.

  6. How to Enter the Sweepstakes.

    FIRST, DOWNLOAD THE FORTNITE GAME. Download the Fortnite Game by accessing the website www.epicgames.com or finding the app on either GooglePlay, Epic Game Store, Playstation Store, Microsoft Store. Once you have downloaded the game, open it from your SmartPhone, Computer, or Gaming Console. Select “Creative” in the game selection menu. Press the “PLAY” button, and choose the option “Island Code.” Enter the code 2530-7170-0747, and press “launch” to begin.

    THEN, POST YOUR RESULTS. Play the game and do your best to get on the leaderboard. If you make it to the leaderboard, post a screen shot of your position on the leaderboard along with the hashtag #StepSundayStreamContest on your public Twitter or Instagram account. You may also send your screenshot via email to bugha@step.com for a chance to enter. If you do not want to play the game, you may simply create your account, download the game, and post or email a screenshot with your name, as listed above.

    Your post constitutes an entry into the Sweepstakes. All entries for each Individual Sweepstakes Period must be received no later than Friday at 11:59 p.m. PT during the Individual Sweepstakes Period, according to the computer time listed on the social media platform, or according to Sponsor’s internal time clock. Any entries received after 11:59 p.m. on the day the Sweepstakes ends will not be considered for that Individual Sweepstakes Period, and you will have to re-enter the following Wednesday. Incomplete, garbled, corrupted or illegible entries are void and will not be accepted. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, destroyed, misdirected, or incomplete entries. All entries become the property of the Sponsor. Persons discovered entering under multiple identities will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the Selected Sweepstakes Entrant, the Selected Entrant will be deemed to be the person in whose name the Instagram account, the Twitter account, or the email account (depending upon entry method) was opened.

  7. Odds: Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  8. Winner Selection and Notification of Selected Entrant in an Individual Sweepstakes:

    Each qualified entry will be entered into a random Drawing to take place about 9:00 a.m. PT, on or about the day after the Individual Sweepstakes Period ends, which is always a Saturday. Drawing will be done by a representative of Sponsor, from among all qualified entries received during the Individual Sweepstakes Period (“Selected Entrant”). Eleven (11) Selected Entrants will be drawn.

    The Selected Entrant will be sent a direct message on Instagram, Twitter, or via Email to confirm the prize. The Selected Entrant will have 48 hours to respond to the notification or else another Selected Entrant will be chosen. The Selected Entrant will have to provide additional information, including the names and email addresses of the two additional team members she/he/they wish to place on their Teams. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an Entrant, s/he/they will be determined by the authorized account holder of the Instagram, Twitter, or email account submitted at time of entry. Once a Selected Entrant has provided all the information and has become a “Team,” Sponsor will provide the Team with relevant information to play with Bugha, the following Second Sunday (as defined in these rules).

  9. Sweepstakes Prize. All 11 Selected Entrants will win the prize of having their assembled Team play Fortnite with Bugha. There is no cash value to this prize and the prize cannot be exchanged for cash. The prize of a Team playing with Bugha is for entertainment purposes only. There are no taxes associated with the prize. If, however, a Team competes in the Contest portion of the Promotion and wins a prize s/he/they are solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes on any prize that has a cash value.

  10. How to Enter the Contest. Once a Team has been qualified by Sponsor, and all Team members have met the eligibility criteria (which Sponsor reserves the right to verify), Teams will be seeded for play, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the Second Sunday after the Individual Sweepstakes drawing.

  11. Game Play. There will be 11 Teams of 3 competing during each Individual Contest Period. On or about the Wednesday before the Contest, Team members will be contacted and provided the appropriate link and any additional information in order to compete on the Second Sunday in a Fortnite Game with Bugha. There will be no extension or substitution of dates. Teams must be able to play any time between 9:00a.m. and 8:00p.m. on the Second Sunday after the Individual Sweepstakes. Failure to be present to play (or partial failure due to Team members not being present) will result in forfeiture, and Team will be immediately eliminated. Teams will play gamer Bugha through the Fortnite platform. Teams are solely responsible for making sure they have properly created accounts in the various platforms required for game play, and are in good standing, and for an appropriate internet connection.

  12. Game Day. On Game Day, all Teams selected for the Individual Contest will play Fortnite at the time provided to them by the Sponsor (sorry, no do-overs). Teams will be eliminated based upon the scoring set up in Fortnite and losing teams will be eliminated. The teams will play several rounds against each other, with Bugha participating in the games until the final round and will not participate in the final round. The Team with the highest score in this final round will be deemed the winner “Selected Team.” There will be no tie scores, given the internal scoring of the game.

  13. Contest Prize. For each Individual Contest, the Selected Team will win a cash prize of $5,000, deposited to their Step account (“Grand Prize”). Grand Prize will only be awarded to the Step account, so once a Team is Selected as the Winner, each member of that Team must open a Step account. The Grand Prize will be divided among the Team members, with the extra penny being awarded to the Selected Entrant of the Sweepstakes.

  14. Restrictions: No substitution, transfer, or cash redemption of prize permitted, provided however that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason, and no winner is entitled to any difference between the actual value and the retail value of any prize. Sponsor will not make multiple attempts to contact the Selected Entrant. Winners cannot assign or transfer their prize to another person or business. All expenses and travel costs, not expressly stated above and to the extent incurred by any entrant or guest, are the responsibility of each individual Selected Entrant and guest. Delivery of prize will be made after Sponsor verifies that Winners have met all eligibility requirements. In the event that a Team member does not meet the eligibility requirements, all Team members will be disqualified and an alternate Team will be chosen. Because the prize exceeds $600, this is a taxable event. Adults and minors are required to provide information in order for Sponsor to issue a form 1099, and all minors must have the signature of a parent or guardian on the declaration of eligibility/liability/publicity release issued before prize will be awarded. Please note that monetary prize winners must provide their social security number in order to receive their prize. Failure of one Team member to provide his/her social security number, but who is otherwise qualified to receive a prize will be disqualified, but will not disqualify the other Team members, and the Grand Prize will be split evenly between the remaining Team member(s).

  15. Publicity: By participating in the Sweepstakes, any Entrant in the Promotion, irrevocably grants the Sponsor and its respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such Entrant’s name, the submitted photograph, and/or Entrant’s biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, commercial, advertising and promotional purposes as well as in, on or in connection with the Website or the Sweepstakes or other promotions, and hereby release the Sponsor from any liability with respect thereto, unless prohibited by law.

  16. General Conditions: By participating, and except where prohibited, Entrants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Any portion of the Sweepstakes or Contest may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in our opinion any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond our control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes or Contest. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Contest or the Website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner during any portion of game play, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes or the Competition, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Adults may be subject to legal background checks. You may not enter with multiple identities or use any automated system, bot or other device or artifice to enter or obtain more than the maximum number of qualified entries. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including income taxes) arising from this Sweepstakes will be the sole responsibility of the Selected Entrant. Caution: any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the Sweepstakes. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution, except where prohibited.

  17. Limitations of Liability: If for any reason an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the Entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the same Sweepstakes during the Individual Sweepstakes Period or the following Individual Sweepstakes Period. Except where prohibited, Entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, Bugha, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) from and against any claims, damages, disability, attorneys' fees, and costs of litigation and settlement, as well as any liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from: (i) use, redemption, acceptance, possession, ownership, or misuse of any prize, (ii) participation in any activity, event, or excursion offered in connection with the prize, (iii) use of any facility, service and/or accommodation related to the prize, or (iv) participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Promotion, generally_. _The Releasees shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Releasees are not responsible for delays or cancellations related to a pandemic, including COVID-19, computer malfunctions, network connections, email delivery problems, systems failure or incompatibility, typographical, technical or key-stroke errors, or interruptions in your internet service, and for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged or stolen notifications. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Promotion as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to pandemic, fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Promotion. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the winner from all eligible, non-suspect Submissions received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. If the Contest is terminated before the designated end, the Team with the then highest score will receive the Prize. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that 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.

  18. Disputes: Disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes will be governed by the internal laws of California. Decisions of Sponsor are binding and final. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the Instagram or Twitter address will be deemed to be the Entrant. No claimant in any dispute involving Sponsor shall be entitled to claim or obtain indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision in these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

  19. Sweepstakes Results: For Sweepstakes result, Contest Results, and/or a copy of these Official Rules, within 120 days, send an email to bugha@step.com with the title “Step Inc. #StepUpMapSweepstakes” in the subject line.

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