Friday, January 7, 2011

The fine print - a metropcs offer

Here is the full text of the legal copy:

Terms and Conditions

Purchase a Huawei Ascend handset and sign up for new MetroPCS service at a participating MetroPCS store, MetroPCS dealer store or online at between 1/3/11 and 1/31/11 to receive a $30 Visa prepaid card by mail-in redemption. Offer Not Valid at Best Buy or Walmart stores. Except as otherwise permitted by law, this Offer is limited one (1) Visa prepaid card per Eligible Handset, with a maximum of five (5) Visa prepaid cards per household purchased between January 3, 2011 and January 31, 2011. All mailed claims must be postmarked by February 14, 2011 and received no later than February 28, 2011. See store or for details. Sweepstakes: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on 1/31/11. Grand Prizes (2): a 2011 Nissan cube®, ARV: $20,000.00 each. First Prizes (15) MetroPCS phone service for twenty-four (24) months. Prize includes service plan, taxes and regulatory fees. ARV: $1,200.00 each. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C., 18+. Void where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules found at Sponsor: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., 5700 Tennyson Pkwy., Ste 500, Plano, TX 75024.
© Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. 1998-2010. Huawei Ascend and Huawei M735 are registered trademarks of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. © 2002-2010 MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. All rights reserved. Cards are issued by MetaBank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Cards will not have cash access and can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.
Huawei It takes two Promo. Applies to new activations and upgrades. Limited time offer while supplies last. Limit 5 per household Sales tax not included. Customer responsible for sales tax. Certain restrictions apply. Use of MetroPCS services acknowledges acceptance of our Terms and Conditions of Service found at Visit or a MetroPCS store for information on specific Terms and Conditions of Service, coverage areas, handset capabilities and any applicable restrictions. Rates, services and features subject to change. Not all services available in all covered areas. Coverage not available everywhere. Nationwide long distance available only in continental U.S. and Puerto Rico. Please complete the offer form and mail it with a copy of the sales receipt and a copy of the UPC barcode from the package of your eligible phone to: Huawei it takes two Promo, MetroPCS Campaign 10-41283, P.O. Box 540030, El Paso, TX 88554-0030. By completing and submitting the information requested above, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of the personal information given above by third parties for the purposes of processing the Visa prepaid card claim. Visa prepaid card offer good only on the following MetroPCS phones and accessories purchased between January 3rd, 2011 - January 30th, 2011: Huawei Ascend. The foregoing MetroPCS phone and accessories collectively are "Eligible Phones" and each is an "Eligible Phone." Terms and Conditions: Purchase an Eligible Phone and sign up for MetroPCS service from a participating MetroPCS store, MetroPCS dealer store or online purchase between January 3rd, 2011 - January 30th, 2011 to qualify to receive the Visa prepaid card (the "Prepaid Card" or "Card") by mail. All mailed claims must be postmarked by February 14th, 2011 ("Postmark Date") and mailed claims must be received no later than February 28th, 2011. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of rebate. Offer open only to the 50 United States. Offer valid only at participating MetroPCS stores and MetroPCS dealer stores. Offer not valid at Best Buy or Walmart. Offer not valid for any handset returned according to the MetroPromise. MetroPCS is not responsible for Visa prepaid card requests that are postmarked after the Postmark Date or that are received more than 14 days after the Postmark Date, nor is MetroPCS responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mail or submissions. Ineligible, illegible or incomplete Visa prepaid card requests will not be honored. No exceptions will be made. MetroPCS reserves the right to audit any Visa prepaid card claim and void any Visa prepaid card claims that cannot be substantiated. Any other use of this offer form constitutes fraud. Offer valid for (1) Visa prepaid card per Eligible Phone purchase with activation. MetroPCS reserves the right to substitute this advertised offer with an offer of similar value if advertised offer is not available at time of redemption. MetroPCS makes no representation as to the availability of any Eligible Phone. This completed coupon must be accompanied by a copy of your original dated MetroPCS sales receipt and a copy of the original UPC found on the package of Eligible Phone; mechanical reproductions of your sales receipt will not be accepted. All materials submitted become the property of MetroPCS. Void where prohibited by law. For questions, please call toll-free 1-877-276-0819 or visit MetroPCS makes no representation, warranty or guarantee whatsoever in relation to the third-party products or services and MetroPCS assumes no liability whatsoever in relation to the thirdparty products and services even if MetroPCS has been advised of the possibility of such damages or can anticipate such damages. By requesting a Visa prepaid card, you agree and covenant on behalf of your family, heirs, personal representatives executors, assigns and insurers, to release, acquit, hold harmless, waive and forever discharge MetroPCS, its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, members, managers, employees, vendors, contractors and agents (collectively, "Releasees") from any and all claims, demands, damages, debts, costs, fees, obligations, loss, expenses, compensation, actions or causes of action whatsoever, of every nature, character and description, whether known, unknown, discovered, undiscovered, suspected or unsuspected (collectively, "Claims"), including but not limited to Claims arising on account of, or in any way growing out of the delivery or use of the Visa prepaid card, Releasee’s negligence or the negligence of any other participant. You also acknowledge that the Visa prepaid card is not a product of any Releasee, and agree to hold harmless Releasees for any Claims related to the use of any such prepaid card. Not applicable with instant rebate offer. The Visa prepaid card is not redeemable for cash or usable at any ATM . Terms and Conditions apply to the card. Subject to applicable law, a monthly maintenance fee of $3 (USD) applies, but is waived for the first six months after the card is issued. Your card is issued by MetaBankTM pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Cards can be used at any merchants that accept Visa debit cards. MetroPCS reserves the right to substitute a check of equal value in lieu of a Visa prepaid card at its discretion.
MetroPCS related brands, product names, company names, trademarks, service marks, images, symbols, copyrighted material, and other intellectual property are the exclusive properties of MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. and its subsidiaries, parent companies, and affiliates. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks, service marks, images, symbols, copyrighted material, and other intellectual property are the properties of their respective owners. "MetroPCS" refers to MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. Copyright ©2010 MetroPCS Wireless, Inc.

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