Gold Rush Finale Social Promotion

posted: 03/06/15

Gold Rush Finale Social Promotion Official Rules



  1. Eligibility: To be eligible for the "Gold Rush Social Promotion" ("Promotion"), as of the start of the Promotion Period (defined below), entrants must (i) be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, (ii) have reached the age of majority in their state of residence and be at least eighteen (18) years old, and (iii) have a valid,, or account and Internet access.


Officers, directors and employees of Discovery Communications, LLC ("Sponsor") and its partners, affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to participate (collectively, the "Promotion Entities"), and each of their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household (whether legally related or not) of each are not eligible to enter or win. The Promotion is void outside the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. The Promotion is subject to all federal, state, and local laws.


  1. Sponsor: Discovery Communications, LLC, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.


  1. Timing: The Promotion starts on March 6, 2015 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") and all entries must be received no later than March 6, 2015 at 11:00 PM ET (the "Promotion Period"). The Sponsor's computer or that of its designee is the official timekeeper for this Promotion.


  1. How to Enter: (A) Entry via During the Promotion Period, visit the Gold Rush Facebook Page at From there, simply post a comment on the page about the Gold Rush Finale. (B) Entry via During the Promotion Period, follow @Gold_Rush and then submit a Tweet that includes the hashtag #GoldRushFinale. (C) Entry via During the Promotion Period, follow @GoldRushProud and then submit a post that includes the hashtag #GoldRushFinale. Entries via any of the methods described above may include text, photos, or both. Entries must meet the "Entry Requirements" described below. Entrants must ensure that their privacy settings on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram allow the entry to be viewed by Sponsor. Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts are required and may be set up at no cost.


  1. Entry Requirements: Ineligible responses include responses that are unresponsive, as well as those that are, in whole or in part, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, hateful, embarrassing to another person or entity, deceptive, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, contains racial slurs, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of, sexual acts, or is not within the spirit of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor's sole discretion ("Entry Requirements"). Each entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the natural person assigned to the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account associated with the entry. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message entries are permitted. All entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be collectively hereinafter referred to as "Eligible Entries." The odds of winning the Promotion depend on the number of Eligible Entries received.


  1. Winner Selection & Notification: Three (3) potential winners - one (1) from all Eligible Entries submitted via Facebook, one (1) from all Eligible Entries submitted via Twitter, and one (1) from all Eligible Entries submitted via Instagram - will be randomly selected from among all Eligible Entries under the direction of Sponsor on or about March 6, 2015 at the conclusion of the Gold Rush finale. Eligible Entries must meet the criteria set forth in these Official Rules and the Entry Requirements. Potential winners will be announced on,, and via a post on @GoldRushProud on Instagram. Within twenty-four (24) hours following the selection, Sponsor will also notify winners via direct message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The potential winner must respond within forty-eight (48) hours or Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner. Failure to follow the prize redemption procedures within forty-eight (48) hours or failure to accept the prize may result in the selection of an alternate potential winner. Where permitted by law, potential prize winners may be required to submit a publicity release and limitation of liability. Failure to complete such documents may also result in the selection of an alternate potential winner in the manner described above. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner's agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner's name, city, state, likeness, photo, entry and/or prize information in connection with the Promotion for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Prizes will be fulfilled within 30 days after end of Promotion Period.


  1. Prizes: Three (3) prizes each consisting of an engraved 10-gram gold ingot will be awarded. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $390.00. Aggregate ARV of all prizes potentially awarded: $1,170.00. Actual retail value may vary and Sponsor will not award the difference between the ARV and actual value. Sponsor reserves the right to not seek an alternate potential prize winner in the event that an individual originally selected is disqualified, at Sponsor's sole discretion. Prizes are non-transferable and are not redeemable for cash. No prize substitutions allowed, except that Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if advertised prizes become unavailable. Prizes may not be sold, bartered or exchanged by any winner. All details of any prize not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. By accepting a prize, each winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules. All federal, state, or other tax liabilities arising from this Promotion are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Limit of one (1) prize per person/household. Actual prize may differ from promotional images.


  1. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Facebook, Inc., Twitter Inc., Instagram, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. The potential winner may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and (where legal) a publicity release, which must be returned within the time period specified by the Sponsor in the notification. If documents are not returned timely, or if any notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if a potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected.


  1. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select a winner from all non-suspect Eligible Entries received prior to such event. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated entries. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys' fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion.


  1. Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion, the announcement of the prizes or in any Promotion-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen entries; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof.


  1. Governing Law: This Promotion is governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, with jurisdiction and venue in Montgomery County, Maryland, and all claims must be resolved in the courts of Montgomery County, Maryland.


  1. Entrant's Personal Information: Information collected from entrant is subject to Sponsor's Privacy Policy, available at


  1. Winner List: For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by May 30, 2015 to: Gold Rush Social Promotion Winners, Discovery Communications, LLC, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.


  1. Use of Third Party Marks: Twitter, Inc., Facebook, Inc., and Instagram are not sponsors of this Promotion. Any third party trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark owners. The use or mention of such third party trademarks in these Official Rules or in the Promotion is solely for descriptive purposes and shall in no way imply an endorsement or sponsorship of the Promotion.


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