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PUBLISHED ON : MAY 16, 2016 / 05:50 PM

Cricket/BET 2016 Sweepstakes





Sweepstakes Period: You may enter the Cricket/BET 2016 Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) from May 4, 2016 at 12:01AM EST to May 31, 2016 at 11:59PM EST (“Sweepstakes Period”).


Who May Enter: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at time of entry. Employees, officers, directors and assigns of Cricket Wireless LLC (“Sponsor”), Black Entertainment Television LLC (“BET”), Promotions Group West, Inc. (“Administrator”), Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Released Parties”), and the members of the immediate families (spouse, parent, sibling and child and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or households of any of the above, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.


How to Enter: During the Sweepstakes Period, there are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes: 1) Scan Card: Official Scan Cards (each a “Scan Card”) will be distributed to the public by Sponsor street team members at events, in communities, at Cricket Wireless retail locations, while supplies of Scan Cards last. Limit one (1) Scan Card per person throughout the entire Sweepstakes. Upon receipt of a Scan Card, participants will be instructed to hand his/her Scan Card to an authorized Cricket Wireless representative at an authorized Cricket Wireless store, or a sales respresentative at GameStop retail locations that offer Cricket Wireless service, and provide the authorized representative with their email address. The representative will input the participants valid email address and then “scan” the Scan Card for the applicable participant to receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes random drawing. Please note: A Scan Card must be presented to an authorized representative at a participating Cricket Wireless store by the close of store operating hours on May 31, 2016 in order to enter; there will be no other method of using the Scan Card to obtain an entry. OR 2) Online: To enter without a Scan Card, visit and follow the instructions provided to complete the online entry form to receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes random drawing. Online entries must be received by May 31, 2016 at 11:59PM EST to be eligible.  Limit of one (1) entry per person per email address throughout the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of Scan Card method or online method of entry used to participate. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the above stated limitation will be void. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the Official Rules, as determined within Sponsor’s sole discretion. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the Official Rules, your entry may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor has the right in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void entries for reasons, including, but not limited to the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.


Scan cards will be determined to be ineligible if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that:

a.     Scan Card contains any printing, mechanical, typographical or other errors;

b.    Scan Card is obtained through unauthorized channels, mutilated, altered, copied, forged, damaged, manipulated, or tampered with in any way;

c.     Scan Card has been altered in any manner that suggests improper manipulation or use or attempt to circumvent the integrity of this Sweepstakes; or

d.    Scan Card has any damage to the scan surface.


Random Drawing & Odds of Winning: One (1) potential Grand Prize winner, two (2) potential First Prize winners, and five (5) potential Second Prize winners will be selected by Administrator in a random drawing held on or about June 1, 2016 from all eligible entries received and combined throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of the total eligible entries received and combined throughout the Sweepstakes Period.


Winner Notification: Potential winners will be notified by mail, phone, and/or e-mail and potential Grand and First Prize winners will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, W-9 form and, where lawful, a publicity release within five (5) days of date of issuance. Potential Second Prize winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within five (5) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected for the applicable prize.


Grand Prize (1): A trip for winner and one (1) guest to the BET Experience scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, CA June 24-26, 2016. Trip consists of roundtrip, coach class air transportation from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest winner’s residence to Los Angeles, CA, 4 days and 3 nights standard hotel accommodations at a hotel selected in BET’s sole discretion (one room based on double occupancy, room and tax only), ground transportation in Los Angeles to/from airport and hotel, two (2) tickets to each of the following events: the Staples Center Concert (“Concert”) on Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th, two (2) tickets to the “BET Awards” on Sunday, June 26th, a hair and make-up/grooming session for winner and guest prior to the “BET Awards”, access for winner and guest to the Cricket Green Room associated with the BET Awards post show, Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for winner only awarded in the form of a check, signed Bryson Tiller merchandise, and one (1) Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone for winner only with one (1) year of Cricket Wireless service with a Pro plan, and a one (1) year Deezer subscription. If winner resides within a 100-mile radius of destination, ground transportation will be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $7,472.00.  Actual value may vary based on point of departure. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Trip must be taken June 24-26, 2016 or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner. BET reserves right to change dates. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18) and must sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. Travel must be made through BET’s agent, on a carrier of BET’s choice. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified thereon. Seat locations will be determined by BET. Winner and guest must comply with all venue rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion of prize. In the event BET is unable to provide tickets or admission to event, no compensation or substitution will be provided in lieu thereof; however, remainder of prize package will be awarded and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner. Prize package does not include any meals, gratuities, or any other expenses not specified herein.


First Prizes (2): Each winner will receive a 50” Smart TV, a Giga sound system, and a two (2) piece sofa/loveseat or sectional. Exact make, model and color of Smart TV, sound system and sofa/loveseat or sectional provided will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ARV of each First Prize: $4,290.96.


Second Prizes (5): Each winner will receive a Cricket branded bluetooth speaker and one (1) merchandise item signed by Bryson Tiller. ARV of each Second Prize: $150.


All costs and expenses related to prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being awarded, including, but not limited to, all federal, state and local taxes and if the Grand Prize winner any additional transportation, luggage fees, hotel incidentals, meals, souvenirs and gratuities are the responsibility of the winners. Delivery of First Prize items will be arranged on a date and time mutually agreed upon by Sponsor and winners. Actual value of autographed merchandise will be subject to market fluctuations. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Total ARV of all prizes: $16,803.92.


Additional Rules & Restrictions: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, garbled, illegible or delayed entries or Scan Cards; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void.  Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Entrants, by participating, agree that Released Parties will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto) or participation in this Sweepstakes.  Each winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


Arbitration: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, and not as a participant in any class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs directly attributable to participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.


Choice Of Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of Georgia, USA.


Request For Winner’s Names: For the names of the winners, visit  by July 8, 2016.


Sponsor: Cricket Wireless LLC, 575 Morosgo Drive West Tower, 14th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30324.


Administrator: Promotions Group West, Inc., 1038 Princeton Drive, Suite B, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.


Grand Prize Provider (excluding hair and make-up grooming session, signed Bryson Tiller merchandise, Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone and one (1) year of Cricket Wireless service and Deezer service): Black Entertainment Television LLC, One BET Plaza, 1235 W Street, NE, Washington, DC 20018.


First Prize Provider:  Aaron's, Inc., 309 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305.