Give Back Giveaway: Official Rules​

Give Back Giveaway: Official Rules​


ELIGIBILITY:   The Give Back Giveaway (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the United States, excluding New York and Florida, and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older and who work in the real estate industry (an eligible “Entrant”). Employees of Union Street Media (the “Sponsor”) and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, divisions, officers, directors, agents, advertising and promotional agencies, as well as members of the immediate family of any such employees (collectively, “Sponsors”), are not eligible to participate or win in the Promotion. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, step-siblings, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws,” or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, cohabitation or other family extension, and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related.

PROMOTION PERIOD:   The Promotion starts on or about 12:00am Eastern Time (ET) on Saturday, November 27, 2021 and runs until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 (“Promotion Period”). All entries must be received during the Promotion Period. Any entries received after the Promotion Period will not be considered. The Sponsor’s website is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.

OFFICIAL RULES:   The rules, terms and conditions specified herein for the Promotion comprise its Official Rules (“Official Rules”) and shall govern all participation in the Promotion. Please take a moment to review these Official Rules which, by your participation, you agree will govern all matters relating to the Promotion and which cannot be modified or superseded except by Sponsors, in their reasonable discretion, in a written revision to these Official Rules, which will be posted to

IMPORTANT NOTICE:   Entrants are responsible for compliance with their employer’s policies and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations (“Laws”) regarding eligibility to participate in this Promotion. If an individual is participating in violation of their employer’s policies or applicable Laws, that individual may be disqualified from this Promotion. Sponsors disclaim any and all liability and responsibility for disputes related to this matter.

PRIZES:   Union Street Media will make a $100 one time donation to a charity of the Winner’s choice.

TO ENTER:  To enter the Promotion, Entrants must complete one of the following: 

  1. Follow Union Street Media on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and/or Twitter, and comment your favorite charity. Each comment on a channel where you’re following Union Street Media is equal to one entry.
  2. Tag a friend. Each individual tagged is equal to one entry.
  3. Share or retweet a Promotion post. Each share or retweet is equal to one entry; sharing in a Facebook or Instagram story also counts as an entry.
  4. Submit an entry through the website via the form located here:

Entrants may enter more than once to increase their odds of winning, but they can only win once. Only one entry through the website via the form located here will be permitted:

Actions occurring before and after the Promotion Period are not eligible for the Promotion.

Sponsors are not responsible for any lost, late, damaged, or delayed Entries, or Entries not received during the Promotion Period. Incomplete or fraudulent Entries will not be eligible for this Promotion. No correspondence about Entries will be acknowledged or returned. Any attempted participation by any means except as permitted by these Official Rules is void. By participating in this Promotion Entrants expressly authorize the Sponsors to contact them at the email address provided for purposes of fulfilling this Promotion. This authorization overrides any “do not contact” or solicitation preference Entrants have previously expressed to Sponsors.

ENTRY RESTRICTIONS:   An Entrant can only win one (1) Prize during the Promotion Period, regardless of the number of entries and method of entry. Any attempt by an Entrant to win more than one (1) Prize during the Promotion Period by using numerous email addresses, registrations, identities, or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entry/entries and that Entrant will be disqualified. The use of automated software or computer programs to register or enter the Promotion is prohibited, and any individual who uses or attempts to use such methods to register or to enter will be disqualified. Valid entries must contain all information required. Incomplete, illegible and/or multiple entries will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the Entrant. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. Promotion Winner(s) will be selected from eligible entries only. By entering, Entrants unconditionally acknowledge compliance with and acceptance of these Official Rules, including eligibility requirements. Responsibility for receipt of entry rests solely with the Entrant.

DRAWING/ODDS:   Winner will be selected via a random drawing occurring between December 1, 2021 and December 3, 2021. Entrants need not be present to win. Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received. Prize Winners will be notified via social media or email using the contact information provided in connection with their Entry. The Winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, and, where lawful, a publicity release within seven (7) days of notification. Winners may be required to provide a Social Security Number or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number or a Federal Tax Identification Number to Sponsors for tax purposes. If the affidavit and release are not signed and returned within seven (7) days or if the Prize notification is returned to Sponsors as undeliverable, then an alternative Winner will be selected.

PUBLICITY; USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:   By entering, all Winner(s), where lawful, grant exclusive permission to the Sponsor and/or its agents to use their names, city and state of residence, biographical information, characters, photographs, voices, videotape, likenesses, and/or statements in connection with promotion of this and other sweepstakes in any and all media now known or hereinafter invented, worldwide, without territorial or time limitations and waive any claims to compensation, notice, royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. By participating in the Promotion, where allowed by law, Entrants agree that the Sponsor may use such information obtained from Entrants in this Promotion for marketing purposes, and may include the names of Winner(s) in a publicly available Winners list. For more information on how the Sponsor will use information collected in connection with this Promotion, please see the Sponsor’s privacy policy at Promotion Winners may be asked to sign an affidavit allowing Union Street Media to use their submission, name, likeness, biographical information, photographs, voices, videotapes or characters in future promotional material.

TAXES:   Any valuation of the Prize is based on available information provided to the Sponsor, and the value of any Prize awarded to a Winner will be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the Prize and paying any expenses associated with any Prize(s) which are not specifically provided for in the Official Rules. Winners must provide the Administrator with a completed IRS Form W-9 with valid identification and a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any Prize will be awarded. Any person winning over six hundred dollars ($600.00) in Prizes which is paid directly to the person from the Administrator will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.

CONDUCT AND DECISIONS:   By participating in the Promotion, Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Promotion, or obtain Winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. The Sponsor will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Promotion and the Sponsor’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Promotion is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Sponsor, the Sponsor reserves the right to terminate this Promotion, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Sponsor deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by the Sponsor and are final. The Sponsor may waive any of these rules in its sole discretion. Any attempt by an Entrant or any other individual to deliberately alter, circumvent, disrupt, damage any website, or undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek civil and/or criminal prosecution and/or damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

RELEASE:   By completing an entry or accepting a Prize, all Entrants release the Sponsors, and their subsidiaries, affiliated companies, officers, directors, representatives and employees, from any and all liability for any loss, harm, injuries, damages, cost or expenses arising out of or relating to the participation in this Promotion or the acceptance, use, or misuse of the Prize. Entrants further acknowledge that Sponsors are not responsible or liable for the warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or law, related to the Prizes. By participating, Entrants agree to these Official Rules. Any taxes imposed upon a Prize will be the sole responsibility of the Winner.

WINNER LIST:   For a Winner list, where required by law, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by February 28, 2022 to Rachel Allard, Union Street Media, 444 South Union Street, Burlington, VT 05401.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:   All terms and conditions are incorporated into the rules of this Promotion.

JURISDICTION:   By entering, Entrants agree that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Vermont without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules and the United States of America applicable to contracts made and performed entirely in Vermont and where the relevant contacts are with such state. By entering, Entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts located in Burlington, Vermont.

CHOICE OF LAW:   Any and all legal disputes and lawsuits between Entrants and Sponsor shall be governed by the laws of the State of Vermont.

SPONSOR:   Union Street Media, 444 South Union Street, Burlington, VT 05401 is the sole sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to change or cancel the promotion at any time. The Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, or any other platform where Promotion content, including advertising, may appear.

ADMINISTRATOR:   Union Street Media, 444 South Union Street, Burlington, VT 05401.