Submitting an entry in any of the Contest-related prize events (each a “Challenge”) is open to persons who on the date of entry are legal residents of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, at least 18 (eighteen) years of age or older and legal age of majority in their state of residence and are registered users of one or more of these social networking services: Twitter, Facebook, MySpace.
The TurboTax SuperStatus Contest (“Contest”) begins on or about January 21, 2009 at 12:01:00 am Pacific Time (“PT”), and ends on or about April 13, 2009 at 11:59:59 pm PT (“Contest Period”).
How to enter:
During the Contest Period become either a “Friend” or “Follower” of TurboTax on one or more of the social networking sites listed in Eligibility part. Note: Facebook members must first become a “fan” of TurboTax so that TurboTax can then invite them to become a “Friend”. Dates and prize details for each Challenge will be posted at www.superstatuscontest.com. Each Challenge will ask a question e.g. “Can a tax refund buy happiness?” To participate you must enter your answer by posting a response (“Entry”) via a Status Update on one or more of the social networking sites before the end of the Challenge. You may edit your entry as often as you want during each Challenge period up until the entry deadline disclosed for each Challenge period. IMPORTANT: At the conclusion of a Challenge a ‘Judging Period’ begins. You must leave your status up and unchanged until the Judging message is removed from the contest site www.superstatuscontest.com. Entry must remain posted throughout and until the countdown clock for each Challenge has expired in order to be eligible for judging. The Sponsor’s or Sponsor agent’s computer clock will be the official timekeeper. Your Entry may not be longer than 140 characters including spaces and must include the word “TurboTax (or another phase to be provided) along with each Challenge answer/response. Note: Both Facebook and MySpace have (at time of writing) 160 character Status Update character/space limits however for this contest a 140 maximum character/space count will be enforced. Entries longer than 140 characters/spaces may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Entries must be written in English.
One (1) Grand Prize. For the final Challenge one Grand Prize will be offered. The winner will receive three times (3X) their 2008 federal tax refund (or alternately 2008 federal tax due) not to exceed $25,000. A minimum of $10,000 will be awarded. Winner will be required to provide a copy of the first two pages of their 2008 federal tax return in order to validate refund or tax due amount. If Grand Prize winner chooses not to provide tax return, $10,000 will be awarded. In the event the winner has requested a filing extension beyond April 15, 2009 the $10,000 prize will be awarded. Other Prizes: In addition to the Grand Prize other prizes will be available for each Challenge. These prizes will be either a travel prize, admission to a special event, cash or merchandise prize(s). Cash prizes will be fulfilled in the form of a bank check mailed to winner. Merchandise prizes will be sent to winners’ home address. Trip prizes typically consist of round-trip coach air transportation for winner and one guest to a U.S. city from a single major U.S. airport nearest winner’s home as determined by Sponsor, (winner is responsible for the full cost of transportation to and from the departure city and their place of residence), double occupancy standard hotel accommodations, and in some instances admission to a special event and ground transfers in event city from hotel to venue.