NBC UNIVERSAL, INC.’S
The Office: "That’s What She Said" Sweepstakes
Official Rules
   
  NO PURCHASE OR TEXT MESSAGE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR TEXT MESSAGE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING.
  1. The Sweepstakes: The Office: “That’s What She Said” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01:00 a.m. PT on November 8, 2010 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on November 19, 2010 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Pacific Time (“PT”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeper for the promotion. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

  2. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to permanent, legal US residents physically located and residing in one (1) of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States or the District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or olderas of November 8, 2010. Sweepstakes is void in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, and all other U.S. territories and possessions, and where restricted or prohibited by law. Officers, directors, and employees of Sponsor and Sweepstakes Administrator, their respective advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entities participating in the design, promotion, marketing, administration or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes or the transmission of The Office during the Sweepstakes Period, as well as each of their parent corporations, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and their immediate families (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandparents and in-laws, regardless of where they live) and members of their households (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year whether or not related), are ineligible to participate in or win this Sweepstakes.

  3. How to Enter: Each weekday during the Sweepstakes Period you will be able to enter the Sweepstakes for a total of ten (10) separate opportunities to enter. One (1) grand prize winner (“Winner”) will be selected for the entire Sweepstakes from all eligible Entries (as defined below) received during the Sweepstakes Period.  Each of the ten (10) separate opportunities to enter coincides with a syndicated weekday showing of The Office. The Entry (as defined below) for each weekday must occur between the hours of 12:01:01 a.m. PT and 11:59:59 p.m. PT the weekday that particular showing of The Office occurred. To Enter, watch The Office in syndication on weekdays during the Sweepstakes Period and look for the “Word of the Day” displayed on screen during the episode. For a complete list of times and channels airing The Office in syndication click here. You can enter the Sweepstakes one of two ways: 1) To enter the Sweepstakes via the Internet: log on to www.theofficethatswhatshesaidsweepstakes.com (“Website”) and follow all entry directions to correctly enter the “Word of the Day,” and provide all other required information (including, without limitation, your name, phone number, mailing address, birth date, and email address (“Online Entry”). 2) To enter the Sweepstakes via Text Messaging: If you are a wireless service subscriber and have a text messaging capable device, enter the “Word of the Day” as a text message to the short code “64718” (“Text Entry”, and together with Online Entry, collectively referred to herein as “Entry”). All Text Entries will receive a reply confirmation message, whether or not such Text Entry is valid. Your wireless carrier may apply message and data rates to the Text Entry and to any other text message(s) sent and received in connection with the Sweepstakes. Each wireless carrier's rate plan may vary, and entrants should contact their wireless carrier for information on messaging and data rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Sweepstakes. You must submit the correct “Word of the Day” to be eligible to win the Grand Prize. ONLY ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON, PER WIRELESS NUMBER, PER EMAIL ADDRESS PER WEEKDAY REGARDLESS OF METHOD OF ENTRY, FOR A TOTAL OF NO MORE THAN TEN (10) ENTRIES DURING THE SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD.

  4. Winner Selection and Notification of Potential Winner: On or about November 22, 2010, one (1) potential Winner will be randomly selected from among all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Potential Winner will be notified by phone, text message or email on or about November 23, 2010. If you are selected as the potential Winner and entered via text message you will be contacted on the mobile device you used to enter. The potential Winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. If the potential Winner cannot be contacted within ten (10) days, or if the Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner forfeits the Prize. The potential Winner must complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and publicity release (except where prohibited) and agree to accept the Grand Prize within ten (10) days from the time personal contact is made; otherwise such potential Winner will be disqualified. In the event that the potential Winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the Grand Prize to an alternate Winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate potential Winner. An entrant is not a Winner, even if the Sponsor should so indicate, unless and until that entrant’s eligibility and the potential winning Entry has been verified and the entrant has been notified that verification is complete. If you were the winner of the National Sweepstakes you cannot win this Sweepstakes.

  5. THE POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNER IS SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY THE SPONSOR AND SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES.

  6. Grand Prize: There will be one (1) Grand Prize awarded. The “Grand Prize” will consist of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) in cash to be awarded as a check made payable to Winner or in such other form as designated by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. All taxes and other unspecified expenses, costs or fees associated with acceptance and/or use of the Grand Prize are the responsibility of the Winner. No transfer, or other substitution of the Grand Prize will be allowed except that Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, to substitute a Grand Prize of comparable or greater value. Allow four (4) to six (6) weeks, after Sweepstakes Administrator receives completed Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release (except where prohibited by law), and a Tax Acceptance Form, for delivery of the Grand Prize to the address provided by the Winner. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen Grand Prize once in Winner's possession. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is ten thousand dollars ($10,000). Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 from Sponsor for the total ARV of the Grand Prize for the calendar year in which the Grand Prize was won.

  7. Entry Conditions and Release: By entering, each entrant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sweepstakes Administrator and the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator and each of their respective parents, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the Grand Prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including, but not limited to, invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to an entrant's Entry, creation of an Entry or submission of an Entry, participation in the Sweepstakes and Promotion, acceptance or use or misuse of the Grand Prize and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of Entry; (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and Promotion and/or an entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of the Grand Prize; and (d) waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes itself.

  8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes Winner’s consent to Sponsor's and its agents' use of the Winner's name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide, in perpetuity without further payment or consideration.

  9. General Conditions: Sweepstakes Administrator 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 beyond Sweepstakes Administrator’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes or the transmission of The Office during the Sweepstakes Period, as determined by Sweepstakes Administrator in its sole discretion. Sweepstakes Administrator reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sweepstakes Administrator reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sweepstakes Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsor retains sole discretion for determining if Entry contains the correct answer. Incorrect, incomplete, illegible, false/deceptive, and ineligible Entries are void and will be disqualified, as are any Entries made (a) by any method other than that set forth in these Official Rules or (b) via any automated sweepstakes entry service or program(s). All Entries and related correspondence become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

    Released Parties are not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, stolen, damaged, inaccurate, illegible, misdirected, garbled, delayed or undelivered Entries; for any computer, network, technical, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors or problems of any kind relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or problems of any kind that may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the transmission of the Word of the Day, the processing of Entries, the announcement, delivery or use of the Grand Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with, the Sweepstakes. 

    PLEASE NOTE THAT A HIGH VOLUME OF ENTRIES, ONLINE OR BY SMS (TEXT MESSAGING), OR TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH THE SYSTEM, MAY RESULT IN TEMPORARY INABILITY TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES OR A DELAY IN THE PROCESSING OF ENTRIES SUCH THAT YOUR ENTRY IS NOT RECEIVED IN TIME TO PARTICIPATE.  RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE SHOULD ANY ENTRY NOT BE RECEIVED DUE TO SUCH DELAYS.

    If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of being run or implemented as planned (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), including, but not limited to, as the result of infection by computer viruses or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other cause of any kind, which, in Sponsor’s sole judgment, is likely to or actually corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or any part of the Sweepstakes, or to disqualify any implicated entrant(s) (and their Entries), and the Grand Prize may not be awarded.  In the event of cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to pick a Winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received up to the time of the event or action warranting such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, as applicable.  In the event this Sweepstakes is cancelled prior to the stated end date, a notice will be posted at the Website.

    Sponsor may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if at the sole discretion of Sponsor, such person shows a disregard for these Official Rules or acts (1) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsor, the Released Parties or their agents or representatives or (2) in any other disruptive manner.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the cellular phone or email address used to enter, if applicable, will be deemed to be the entrant.  “Authorized account holder” of a cellular phone is the natural person in whose name the phone has been issued and to whom services are billed.  “Authorized account holder” of an email address is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

  10. Disputes: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

  11. Sponsor: NBC Universal, Inc., 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112.

  12. Sweepstakes Administrator: Impact Marketing & Promotions, 19236 Cammie Lane, Tarzana, CA 91356.

  13. Privacy: Information collected through the Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy, which is available at http://www.nbc.com/privacy-policy.

  14. Rules/ Winner’s List: To view the Official Rules or for the name of the Grand Prize Winner, log onto www.theofficethatswhatshesaidsweepstakes.com. You may view the Official Rules online from November 8, 2010 through November 29, 2010. The name of the Grand Prize Winner will become available after completion of the Sweepstakes. ANY MAIL-IN REQUESTS SUBMITTED WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DESTROYED WITHOUT OPENING.