Great Big Story
Nov 10, 2017 · 9 min read
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Great Big Story’s Funk-Plus-One Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 years or older and the age of majority in your state at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (and their immediate family and household members (whether or not related) of Great Big Story, LLC (the “Sponsor”), and its parents, subsidiaries, divisions, trustees, franchisees, participating vendors, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies and affiliated entities (collectively, with the Sponsor, the “Promotion Entities”) are not eligible to enter or win. Void wherever prohibited by law. This Promotion is governed by U.S. law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Instagram. By entering the Promotion, you are an entrant and you agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”).

HOW TO ENTER: From 4:00pm ET on November 13, 2017 to 11:59pm ET on December 18, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”), Sponsor will conduct a national Promotion encouraging participants to enter for a chance to win the grand prize. To be eligible, entries must be received no later than 11:59pm ET on December 18, 2017. You may enter the Promotion from the start of the Event to the end of the Event (“Promotion Period”).

During the Promotion Period, Sponsor will post six (6) videos featuring Chris Funk (each a “Video”). To enter the Promotion, you must:

1. Follow Sponsor on Instagram at @greatbigstory;

2. Comment on Sponsor’s post with a response to Sponsor’s question or instruction — photos or videos with or as your response are not allowed; and

3. Include the #FunkPlusOneSweepstakes hashtag with your post

(collectively, an Entry”).

Limit one (1) entry per person per Video for a total of six (6) possible entries per person.

One (1) grand prize winner (“Winner”) will be randomly chosen by Sponsor on or around December 20, 2017 from among all eligible entries received during the Promotional Period. The odds of winning will depend on the total number eligible entries received by Sponsor during the Promotional Period.

WINNER NOTIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS: Potential winners may be notified by direct message from Sponsor via Instagram. Potential winners must follow the instructions provided as part of the notification, which may include providing an email address, telephone number, user name, and/or other means of verification. Sponsor will attempt to contact a potential winner up to three (3) times. If a potential winner (i) cannot be reached directly, (ii) does not respond to Sponsor within twenty-four (24) hours of the first notification attempt, (iii) is found ineligible, (iv) declines the prize, or (iv) fails to comply with these Official Rules, such person may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be notified, or such prize may go unawarded, in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Potential winners must meet all eligibility requirements including the timely execution and return of all necessary releases and documents (if any) required by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, an Entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry at issue will be deemed ineligible. The decision of the Sponsor will be final and binding in all matters.

PRIZE: One (1) Winner will receive a Supro guitar autographed by Chris Funk and Great Big Story branded premium item(s), such as a t-shirt, hat, or office supplies (Sponsor’s choice). The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the total prize is One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00 US)

No substitution or transfer of prizes or cash redemptions are permitted by a Winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute for any reason whatsoever a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at their sole discretion. Gift cards are subject to the policies of the redeemer. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied by the Sponsor. Each Winner is responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes (if any) as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of prize not specified herein as being awarded.

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS: By entering this Promotion, you consent to being contacted by Sponsor via Instagram. All entries must be submitted in the name of an individual person and the prize can only be awarded to the person whose name is on the winning entry. If the privacy settings for your Instagram account are restricted, your entry may not be visible to or received by Sponsor, or Sponsor may not be able to message you. Sponsor is not responsible for entries or notifications not received due to an entrant’s account settings. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means will be void. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for misdirected, incomplete, lost, late, illegible, undelivered, inaccurate or delayed entries, or for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or other errors or problems which may limit or affect a person’s ability to participate in the Promotion, whether human, mechanical, typographical, printing, electronic, network or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Promotion-related materials. Promotional Entities are not responsible for any changes to or unavailability of the Instagram service that may interfere with the Promotion (including nay limitations, restrictions, or conditions on Sponsor’s ability to use Instagram for the Promotion as set forth herein that are not acceptable to Sponsor) or the ability of an entrant to timely enter, receive notices or communicate with Sponsor via Facebook. In the event of sabotage, acts of God, terrorism or threats thereof, computer virus or other events or causes beyond the Sponsor’s control, which corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify entrants and/or modify, cancel or suspend the Promotion. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event requiring such cancellation. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

If you opt to enter the Promotion via your wireless mobile device (which may only be available through participating wireless carriers and is not required to enter the Promotion), standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply for each message sent or received according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. All Entries must comply with the Instagram Terms of Service and applicable Instagram guidelines available at www.instagram.com, in addition to these Official Rules. Entries are the views/opinions of the individual participant and do not reflect the views of Sponsor in any way. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify and/or exclude any individual or entry from the Promotion for any reason or no reason at all.

By entering this Promotion, you grant Promotion Entities and their designees the right, unless prohibited by law, to use your name, city and state of residence, handle, voice, picture and likeness, without compensation, notification or approval, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the goods and services of the Promotion Entities and all matters related to the Promotion, in any manner or medium, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity. THE PROMOTION ENTITIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY AND ENTRANTS AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE PROMOTION ENTITIES AND INSTAGRAM FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DEMANDS AND/OR LIABILITY FOR INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGE OR LOSS WHATSOEVER RELATING TO OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION (REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF SUCH INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS) AND/OR THE DELIVERY AND/OR SUBSEQUENT USE OR MISUSE OF ANY OF THE PRIZES AWARDED (INCLUDING ANY TRAVEL OR ACTIVITY RELATED THERETO) AND/OR PRINTING, DISTRIBUTION OR PRODUCTION ERRORS. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify and/or exclude any individual or entry from the Promotion for any reason or no reason at all.

Privacy Policy: Any personally identifiable information collected will be used by the Promotional Entities solely for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Promotion as described in these Official Rules and in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy as stated at www.greatbigstory.com/privacy. In addition, since this Promotion is being conducted through Instagram, your participation in the Promotion is subject to Instagram’s privacy policy as stated at www.instagram.com/about/legal/terms/api.

Governing Law: Any and all disputes, claims and controversies arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws and decisions of the State of New York applicable to contracts made, entered into and performed entirely therein, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions.


The Promotion Entities and you (“Parties”) agree that these Official Rules affect interstate commerce and that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of these arbitration provisions.

Any dispute/claim relating to this contract or its breach, the Official Rules or any prize awarded (“Claim”), that is not informally resolved within 15 days of notice, shall be finally resolved by arbitration in your state of residence. The arbitration will be administered by the AAA under its AAA Rules, will be conducted in English and by a single arbitrator, and any court with jurisdiction may enter judgment regarding the arbitrator’s award.

The Promotion Entities will bear the cost of any arbitration filing fees and arbitration fees for claims of up to $75,000.00, unless the arbitrator determines that the arbitration is frivolous. You are responsible for any other costs that you may incur in the arbitration, including, attorney fees and expert witness costs, unless the Promotion Entities are otherwise required to pay such costs under applicable law. You may pursue your claim in small claims court where jurisdiction and venue over the Promotion Entities is proper if your claim otherwise qualifies for such court and you do not seek any equitable relief.

The Parties agree that the Promotion Entities and you will resolve any Claim on an individual basis, and that any Claim will be brought in an individual capacity, and not on behalf of, or as part of, any purported class, consolidated, or representative proceeding (“Class Proceeding”). The Parties further agree that neither will participate in any current or future Class Proceeding brought by any third party relating to the contract, Official Rules, Promotion or any prize.

If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver is void or unenforceable or that arbitration may proceed on a class basis, then the relevant claim will not be subject to arbitration and must be litigated in federal court located in New York, New York.

The agreement to arbitrate and class action waiver also apply to any Claims you assert against the Promotion Entities’ present or future parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

OFFICIAL RULES OR WINNERS’ LIST: For a copy of the Official Rules or the Winners’ List (available January 22, 2018), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (residents of VT need not include return postage on rules requests) to the following address no later than March 30,2018. (Please include the date of the Event and specify “Official Rules” or “Winners”) — “GBS Funk-Plus-One Promotion,” 1050 Techwood Drive, NW, EXE0304M, Atlanta, GA 30318.

SPONSOR: Great Big Story

One Time Warner Center

New York, NY 10019

© 2017 GBS. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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Great Big Story is a global media company devoted to cinematic storytelling.

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Great Big Story is a global media company devoted to cinematic storytelling. Headquartered in New York, with a second bureau in London, our studios create and distribute micro docs and short films, as well as series for digital, social, TV and theatrical release.

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