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* The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be, nor should be construed as, medical advice. Check with your doctor to determine what activity level is right for you.
** Lifetime defined as a 30-year period.
*** Participation in any UnitedHealthcare product or program is not a requirement to participate in the sweepstakes.
**** Financial incentives may be less due to limits under applicable laws.

OFFICIAL SWEESPTAKES RULES


No purchase or payment of any kind necessary to enter or win. 
A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

ELIGIBILITY:

The “Step Up for Summer Sweepstakes” (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia 18 years of age or older (“Entrant”). Employees, officers, directors of United Healthcare Services, Inc. (“Sponsor”), SweeneyVesty (“Sweepstakes Administrator”), and ”Website Administrator”), their respective subsidiaries and affiliated companies, agents, advertising/promotion agencies, individuals engaged in the development, production, or distribution of materials for, or implementation of the Sweepstakes (collectively referred to herein as the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and the immediate family members (spouse (including domestic partners), siblings, children and parents including foster and step-relations) or those living in their same household (whether or not related) as any person in any of the preceding categories are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. By entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules, the information provided by Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, and the decisions of the Sponsor (and its authorized representatives) which are final and binding with respect to all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes and all elements thereof.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:

The Sweepstakes begins on or about 12:01 AM Central Time (“CT”) on June 15, 2021 and ends at 11:59 PM CT on September 22, 2021 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The clock on the Website Administrator’s server shall be the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes. All time referenced in connection with the Sweepstakes is Central Time. Entrants are solely responsible for determining the corresponding time zone in their respective jurisdictions; Sweepstakes Entities disclaim all liability or responsibility relating thereto.

HOW TO ENTER

There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes: (1) Visit www.UHCStepUp.com (“Website”) during the Sweepstakes Period, follow the online registration instructions, and agree to take the “Step Up for Summer” (“Pledge”) to be healthier, agree to these Rules, and follow the prompts to submit your pledge. You will then receive an email inviting you to enter the Sweepstakes. Click on the link in the email and follow the prompts to submit your entry (each an “Entry”). While recommended for better health, completing the suggested health related activities in the Pledge is not a requirement for entry; or (2) For entry into the Sweepstakes without completing the action above, mail a 3″ x 5″ card containing your complete name, address, phone number and date of birth in an envelope to: 2021 Step Up for Sweepstakes and World Record Challenge, 79 Madison Ave Suite 15021, New York, NY 10016 (also an “Entry”). Mail-in Entries must be postmarked by September 22, 2021 and received by September 29, 2021.  All Entries are the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Limit one (1) Entry per Entrant, regardless of Entry method.

Proof of Entry is not proof of eligibility for the Sweepstakes. Participation and prize award are subject to verification and/or determination of all Entrants, and any other information required by Sponsor in order to verify a winner. Any suspected attempt by any Entrant, directly or indirectly, to cheat, engage in artifice or fraud, or to obtain fraudulent entries, as determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, will void all such entries, and disqualify any Entrant suspected of using/benefitting from such methods. If it is suspected by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion that an Entrant has registered or attempted to register more than once using multiple email accounts, IP addresses, or multiple identities, all of the Entrant’s Entries will be declared null and void and any prize an Entrant might have been entitled to will not be awarded. Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor has the right to verify Entrants’ identity, eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules and, on the basis of its investigation, to disqualify any Entrant at any time during or after the Sweepstakes Period (and require immediate prize return if applicable). Sweepstakes Entities assume no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, delayed, destroyed, damaged, illegible, or misdirected entries (in whole or in part), and/or non-compliance. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of any Entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter the Sweepstakes will be deemed to be the Entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winner(s) of any Prize may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to be awarded the Prize. All entry information becomes the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned or cancelled.

IMPORTANT: If a Entrant enters the Sweepstakes via a mobile device, message and data rates may apply. The Entrant should consult his/her wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans. Participation may not be available on all mobile devices, as not all mobile devices or cellular telephone providers have the capabilities or carry the service necessary to participate via this method.

SWEEPSTAKES RANDOM DRAWINGS/ODDS:

There shall be one (1) random drawing conducted for this Sweepstakes to determine potential winners (subject to verification), as follows:

Random Drawing: On or about September 30, 2021, a random drawing shall be conducted to award one (1) Grand Prize, one (1) Golf Prize, fifty (50) First Prizes, and fifty (50) Second Prizes (each defined below) from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Potential winners will be notified by mail, phone and/or email (in Sponsor’s discretion), using the contact details submitted as part of the winners’ Entries, on or about ten (10) business days after the drawing.

PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”):

The following prizes are available to be awarded. Prize awards are subject to verification and eligibility.

Grand Prize (1 available): A home gym, including the following: Peloton Bike (ARV $2,150); pre-paid credit card for additional customization with a gym consultant (ARV $1,700); Squat Rack (ARV $750); Weight Plates (ARV $500); Adjustable Dumbbells (ARV $500); Barbell (ARV $200); Adjustable Kettlebell (ARV $200); Television ($400); Flooring (ARV $350); and a pre-paid credit card to purchase a Peloton All-Access Membership for 10 years based on the present-day monthly cost of $39.99 (ARV $4,900); Maximum Total ARV $11,900. In lieu of the exercise equipment, the Winner can select a pre-paid credit card for $6,750.

Golf Prize (1 available): A set of TaylorMade golf clubs and a signed golf bag from Rory McIlroy (ARV $1,200); Rory Junior Golf Set – 6 piece (ARV $299); Total ARV $1,499

First Prize (50 available): A pre-paid credit card to purchase a year-long subscription to the Peloton App (ARV $156 each) 

Second Prize (50 available): A $25 Nike gift card (ARV $25 each).

Total ARV of all prizes $22,149

All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them of United Healthcare Services, Inc., SweeneyVesty, or this Sweepstakes.

Limit one (1) prize per person during the entire Sweepstakes. A prize cannot be assigned, transferred, or substituted, except by Sponsor who may, at its sole discretion, substitute prize with a prize of equal or greater value. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Nike and all other gift cards are subject to the terms and conditions of issuer and will not be replaced by Sponsor if misplaced, lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. Any and all applicable local, state, and federal taxes and all expenses not specifically stated herein are solely the responsibility of the winner. Winner is advised to seek independent counsel regarding prize tax implications, if any. In no event will the Sweepstakes Entities be responsible for awarding more than the stated number of prizes herein or on the Website. Prizes, and any element thereof, may not be sold, resold, auctioned, bartered, or placed into any other unauthorized channels of distribution. Any prize pictured or mentioned in advertising or Sweepstakes materials (including the Website) is for illustrative purposes only and may not be the actual prize awarded. Any and all logos and trademarks depicted on or referenced in connection with prizes are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners/manufacturers, which are not sponsors, or otherwise affiliated or associated with this Sweepstakes. Prizes are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

By participating, Entrants agree to the maximum extent permitted by law to release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor, Sweepstakes Entities, and their parent, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives, assigns and agents (“Released Parties”) from and against any and all alleged and/or actual claims, causes of action, demands, losses, settlements (whether or not litigation or other legal proceedings are commenced), liabilities and damages of any kind whatsoever existing now or arising in the future (including, without limitation, bodily injury, personal injury, death, disability and property damage, violation of proprietary, publicity, privacy or any other right), costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, settlement and disbursements) directly or indirectly arising out of use of the Entry in whole or in part, the acceptance, possession, use, misdirection, or misuse of a prize or any element thereof, participation in the promotion or any element thereof and/or prize related activity, and access/use of all websites, whether or not caused by the negligence of one or more of the Released Parties.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, Entrants covenant not to sue any Released Party or cause them to be sued regarding any matter released above; and further covenant not to disaffirm, limit or rescind this release. A waiver by one or more of the Sweepstakes Entities of any term in these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of any other provision. Any invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision shall be deemed severed from these Official Rules only to the extent of its invalidity, illegality or unenforceability, and these Official Rules shall be construed and enforced as if they did not contain the stricken provision.

In no event will the Released Parties be responsible or liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of this Sweepstakes, participation in Sweepstakes and/or prize related activities, the use or misuse of a prize or prize or any element thereof, or access to, and use of any participating Website(s) or the downloading from and/or printing material downloaded from said site(s).

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT:

In connection to the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor is seeking to set a world record for the largest health pledge in one month. The record attempt will be certified by Guinness World Records with pledge records including names and email addresses provided as evidence. Guinness World Records may use this evidence for any purpose and provide it to any third party. In no way is Guinness World Records responsible or liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of this Sweepstakes, participation in Sweepstakes and/or prize related activities, the use or misuse of a prize or prize or any element thereof, or access to, and use of any participating Website(s) or the downloading from and/or printing material downloaded from said site(s).

PUBLICITY RELEASE:

By participating, entering and/or accepting a prize, Entrants and winners hereby irrevocably consent, where lawful, to the use (but without obligation) by Sponsor (and their affiliated companies and their respective authorized representatives) of their name, image, photographs, videotape, likeness, hometown name, biographical information, voice as well as any statements made by winner regarding the Sweepstakes or Sponsor (provided they are true) for publicity, trade, advertising and promotional purposes in all media now known or hereafter developed worldwide, including but not limited to the Internet, mobile devices, and World Wide Web, without additional compensation, and without the right of review, notification or approval.

In the event of noncompliance, if an Entrant is or becomes noncompliant or ineligible during or after the Sweepstakes Period, or a potential Sweepstakes winner declines the prize, fails to respond within the time specified, or cannot be reached within two separate attempts using the contact information (in Sponsor’s discretion) provided on the Entry, that prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate potential winner/recipient will be selected. If, after two (2) separate failed attempts to award a Prize, the prize will be forfeited and will not be awarded; there will not be a second-chance drawing. Prizes will be mailed to confirmed winners approximately 15 business days after winner confirmation, to the addresses provided by the winners. Prize or prize notifications that are unclaimed, returned, undeliverable, or otherwise, will be forfeited and will not be awarded or re-awarded.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Peloton, Mirror, TaylorMade, or Nike. Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for lost, late, misdirected (including into spam/junk folders), incomplete, unintelligible, illegible, stolen, returned, or undelivered Entries or e-mail, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, telephone, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, or miscommunications, or failed computer, network, telephone, satellite, cable hardware, software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, incompatibility, or errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of Entry or other information, nor for the loss of, or failure to capture any such information.

Persons who are suspected of tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes is in violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution.

Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to Entrants’ or to any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, technical failures 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, or any element thereof and select winners (for the drawing as applicable) from eligible Entries received prior to the action taken, or as otherwise deemed appropriate by Sponsor. If because of technical, typographical, mechanical or other errors or for any other reason, there are more claims for a prize than prizes offered as stated in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held among all eligible claimants in such category to award such prize. Sponsor is 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, and assumes no responsibility for any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction to, or unauthorized use of the electronic equipment used in the administration of the Sweepstakes. In the event of any discrepancy, ambiguity, inconsistency, printing or any other error or miscommunication in any advertising, brochures, cover letters, Sweepstakes materials and/or any other information or communication (made by any person or in any medium) relating to this Sweepstakes or any element thereof, these Official Rules shall govern.

Sweepstakes Entities shall not be liable to Entrants, winners or any other person or entity for failure to execute the Sweepstakes, or any element thereof or supply a prize, or any part thereof, by reason of any act of God, any action(s), regulation(s) order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist act, cyber-attack, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, epidemic, pandemic, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any similar or dissimilar event beyond their reasonable control.

DISPUTES/ARBITRATION:

THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF MINNESOTA WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. 

Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of JAMS and held at the JAMS 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 any 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 associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. Entrants further agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsors and Administrator in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Minnesota or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Minnesota.

PRIVACY POLICY

For information about how the Sponsor uses personal information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes, please see its privacy policy, located at www.uhc.com/privacy

WINNERS LIST:

To request a list of the Sweepstakes winners, mail a U.S. sufficiently self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by October 23, 2021 to: SweenyVesty The Step Up for Summer Winners List, 79 Madison Ave Suite 15021, New York, NY 10016.

SPONSOR

United HealthCare Services, Inc., 9700 Health Care Lane MN017-E500, Minnetonka, MN 55343.