Terms of AAU Giveaway

InPickleball AAU Paddle Giveaway

Official Rules


Eligibility: Open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old or the age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older. Employees of AAU and InPickleball LLC, publisher of InPickleball magazine (“Sponsor”) and of its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates and of any third parties involved in the development or administration of this Giveaway (collectively, the “Giveaway Entities”), as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate in the InPickleball AAU Paddle Giveaway (the “Giveaway”). Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway. Void where prohibited.

Timing: The Giveaway begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”), December 1, 2021, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET, Feb 28, 2022 (the “Promotion Period”).

How to Enter: There are two ways to enter, by mail and online.

To enter online, during the Promotion Period, go to www.inpickleball.com/aau and accurately complete the online entry form. After you have submitted the required information, you will receive one entry into the Giveaway. If there is a dispute as to who submitted any online entry, 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 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 may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

To enter by postal mail, send a card to InPickleBall & AAU Giveaway with your complete name, complete mailing address and email address to: InPickleball & AAU Paddle Giveaway, 5737 Kanan Rd #701, Agoura Hills, CA 91301.

Conditions Applicable to All Entries: Limit one entry per person, regardless of method of entry. Entries in excess of this limit will be disqualified if discovered by Sponsor. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries if discovered by Sponsor, and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to submit entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification if discovered by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time that in Sponsor’s opinion does not comply with these Official Rules. All entries must be received by the deadlines set forth above. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address.  All received entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, postage-due, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or stolen entries, which will be disqualified.   

Winner Selection, Notification, and Verification:  After the close of the Promotion Period, 50 winners will be selected by random drawing from among all eligible entries. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. Entrant selected must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Sponsor will attempt to contact winner by email. Potential winner must sign and return to Sponsor, within five business days of being notified, an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity (except where prohibited) release and provide requested identification in order to claim his/her prize. Winner may also be required to complete and return an IRS Form W-9. If potential winner does not respond within three days (72 hours) after the first attempt to contact potential winner, if potential winner fails to sign and return required documents and provide required identification by the deadlines set by Sponsor, if potential winner is not in compliance with the Official Rules (including eligibility requirements), or if potential winner declines the prize, Sponsor may select an alternate winner by random drawing from remaining eligible entries, time permitting.

Prize: 50 prizes will be awarded in this Giveaway. The prize consists of a Paddletek pickleball paddle Total approximate retail value of prize not to exceed $150. If the exact paddle listed is not available, one of comparable price and quality will be substituted at the discretion of the Sponsor.

Prize is nontransferable, and there are no substitutions except at the discretion of Sponsor. Prize will be sent to verified winner. Sponsor not responsible for loss, delay, or damage in delivery. All expenses not expressly stated in the package above will be the sole responsibility of winner, including but not limited to any government taxes. Properly claimed prize will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules.

Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Giveaway constitutes winner’s consent to allow each of the Giveaway Entities to use winner’s name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state for promotional purposes in connection with the Giveaway only, in any media worldwide without further payment or consideration. (TN residents need not so consent.)

General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the online portion of the Giveaway if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Giveaway, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor will award the prize by random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect online entries received up to the time of the impairment as well as all eligible entries received by the deadline set forth above. If Sponsor terminates the online portion of the Giveaway, Sponsor will post notice of its action on the Giveaway website. Sponsor 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 Giveaway or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. If a dispute arises regarding compliance with these Official Rules, Sponsor may consider, in its sole discretion, data reasonably available to Sponsor through information technology systems in Sponsor’s control, but Sponsor will not be obligated to consider any data or other information collected from any other source. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. If there is any conflict between any term of these Official Rules and any of the entry or marketing materials used in connection with the Giveaway, the terms of the Official Rules will govern.

Release: By entering this Giveaway, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless each of the Giveaway Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action including, without limitation, personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use or misuse of the prize.

Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment of programming associated with or used in the Giveaway; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Giveaway; (iv) technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries; (v) lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries; or (vi) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use or misuse or inability to use the prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Giveaway, provided that, if it is not possible to award another entry because of discontinuance of the Giveaway, or any part of it, for any reason. 

Disputes: Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Giveaway or the prize awarded must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court located in the County of Los Angeles, California; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Giveaway but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. 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 Sponsor in connection with the Giveaway, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from online entrants is subject to InPickleball’s Privacy Policy, located at https://intopickleball.com/privacy-policy/.

Sponsor: InPickleball, LLC, 5737 Kanan Rd #701, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

If you do not wish to receive direct mail from Sponsor regarding promotions, please send an opt-out request to InPickleball Attn: Opt-Out, 5737 Kanan Rd #701, Agoura Hills, CA 91301.

InPickleball & AAU Paddle Giveaway

Abbreviated Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal residents of 48 contiguous US (excluding AK & HI) & DC who are at least 18 or age of majority in state of residence, whichever older. Void where prohibited. Giveaway runs from 12:01 am ET on 12/1/21 to 11:59 pm ET on 2/28/21. To enter, go to www.inpickleball.com/aau & complete the online entry form. Limit 1 entry per person. Odds depend on # of entries. 50 Prizes: Paddletek pickleball paddles. Sponsor: InPickleball, LLC. If you do not wish to receive direct mail from Sponsor regarding promotions, please send an opt-out request to InPickleball Attn: Opt-Out, 5737 Kanan Rd #701, Agoura Hills, CA 91301.