OFFICIAL PRIZE RULES: Shop4Next.com
Last Updated: March 9, 2015
The Shop4Next.com "Prize System" promotes prizes in two (2) ways:
- (1) NEXTStore
- (2) NEXTStakes
NEXTBucks is virtual currency earned by site members that can be redeemed for prizes in the NEXTStore. NEXTStakes is the official name for weekly or monthly sweepstakes offered to site members. A comprehensive set of rules for Shop4Next.com is provided below. These rules are approved and upheld by NEXT Ventures, Inc. (the owner of the Shop4Next.com website). NEXT Ventures, Inc. is a private non-profit organization registered in the state of Texas. NEXT Ventures, Inc. has sole discretion to amend these Official Rules at anytime without notice. NEXT Ventures, Inc. has licensed the use of Shop4Next.com to Communities In Schools of the Big Country for the sole purpose of raising funds to empower students to stay in school and achieve in life.
NEXTBucks, Shop4Next.com's virtual currency, are earned by creating a new account, clicking on random "lucky" ads, sharing claimed prizes through social media links, and other features integrated into the platform. This virtual currency is authorized for use "only" in the NEXTStore as an exchange medium to purchase/claim prizes. It is unauthorized for site members to trade or sell NEXTBucks to other site members for personal gain. It is also unauthorized for site members to combine their NEXTBucks with other site members in an effort to gain advantage toward the purchase of specific items in the NEXTStore. There is no limit for the number of NEXTBucks that can be earned and no expiration period for them. Accounts that have not been logged into for six (6) months or more are considered inactive and NEXTBucks earned in these accounts could become null and void.
Items are offered in the NEXTStore and available to site members on an ongoing basis. Prizes are limited to the number available as provided by vendors or the availability of allocated funds from NEXT Ventures, Inc. Limited prizes are offered on a first come - first served basis. Unlimited prizes are uploaded based on availability. NEXT Ventures, Inc. has the right to remove items from the NEXTStore at any time for any reason deemed necessary without notice. There are no methods available for site members to gain an advantage for purchasing items from the NEXTStore aside from redeeming the appropriate amount of NEXTBucks when items are available.
NEXTBucks may be redeemed in the NEXTStore for entries into the NEXTStakes, but it is not necessary to redeem NEXTBucks to gain an entry if you have already received an entry as an Instant Prize.
NEXTStakes are held on an ongoing basis; either weekly or monthly. NEXT Ventures, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a NEXTStakes at any time without notice.
All prizes are open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least thirteen (13) years of age when becoming a site member, and legal residents of the United Kingdom, age sixteen (16) years of age or older as of the date of entry. Prizes are limited to items originating from within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec) and the United Kingdom. Subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations. Void in Quebec and wherever restricted or prohibited by law. Employees and directors of NEXT Ventures Inc., its affiliates and/or promotional partners and members of their immediate families together with whom such employees are domiciled are not eligible to win prizes of any kind. Immediate family is defined as parents, siblings, children or spouse. No prizes may be won on behalf of third parties. If any winner is deemed a minor in the jurisdiction of his/her residence, the winner will need parental consent in order for a prize to be awarded or the prize may be awarded to his/her parent/legal guardian (as determined by NEXT Ventures, Inc. in its sole discretion). NEXT Ventures, Inc. reserves the right to request proof of age or identity.
5. ONE ACCOUNT PER PERSON
You ("Site Member") may not participate with multiple identities and may only claim prizes under one account. Any Site Member who attempts to circumvent these rules by participating with multiple identities or using any device or method to circumvent these limitations will be removed from the platform. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of a Site Member, Site Member will be deemed the name appearing on the online registration form.
6. HOW IT WORKS
Click the "NEXT Ad" button to view advertisements from sponsors. Click the "TRY YOUR LUCK" button if you think an ad is "lucky". If the ad is "lucky" you will receive a notification on your screen awarding you NEXTBucks. You may also redeem your NEXTBucks in the NEXTStore for various prizes or entries into the NEXTStakes. You may also redeem your NEXTBucks for other prizes or additional chances to win the NEXTStakes. Your name will be entered into the NEXTStakes the number of times equivalent to the number of entries you purchase with your NEXTBucks. Odds of winning depend on your total number of eligible entries during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of purchasing an item in the NEXTStore depend upon time spent on the site and the number of prizes offered in the NEXTStore. Caution: any attempt by a Site Member or other user to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the NEXTStakes, or to detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information may be in violation of criminal and/or civil laws and will result in disqualification of such Site Member. Should such an attempt be made, NEXT Ventures, Inc. reserves the right to seek remedies and damages, including attorney's fees, from any such Site Member or participant to the fullest extent of the law, up to and including criminal prosecution.
7. PRIZE REDEMPTION FOR INSTANT PRIZES & NEXTSTORE
If the prize is a Gift Certificate, Gift Card, or E-Gift Card you will receive it within 2 to 3 business days from the date of your prize notification via e-mail or ground mail. If the prize is to a vendor who does not provide Gift Certificates, Gift Cards, or E-Gift Cards you will receive an official Shop4Next Prize Certificate via ground mail within 2 to 3 business days. Prize Certificates should be redeemed with the vendor specified on the certificate within sixty (60) days from the date of the prize notification. All Prize Certificates not redeemed with the vendor within sixty (60) days become null and void. Any Gift Certificates, Gift Cards, or E-Gift Cards received by e-mail or ground mail to vendors who provide them are subject to the redemption rules specified by those particular vendors. Any issues related to the redemption of those Gift Certificates, Gift Cards, or E-Gift Cards should be handled with the vendors providing them. NEXT Ventures, Inc. is not liable for any issues related to Gift Certificates, Gift Cards, or E-Gift Cards provided by vendors who issue them. NEXT Ventures, Inc. is only liable for issues related to official Shop4Next Prize Certificates issued to eligible and verified winners.
8. PRIZE REDEMPTION FOR NEXTSTAKES
You will be notified by e-mail if you are a NEXTStakes winner. To claim your prize you must reply to the e-mail notification within seven (7) calendar days. Your prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected if you fail to respond within the seven (7) calendar day period. A wide range of instructions apply to the various prizes offered through the NEXTStakes so specific instructions will be sent to you via e-mail after you respond to claim your prize. Your prize will be sent to you after your entry is validated and it is confirmed that you meet all eligibility requirements. Validation will require that the potential winner provide all requested information and meet all eligibility requirements. Use of a false or multiple email accounts or an incorrect mailing address will disqualify an entry. Potential winners who have not reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence shall require parental consent to accept any prize.
NEXTBucks are not redeemable for cash or cash equivalent. No credits or refunds will be issued for any reason after NEXTBucks have been redeemed. Winners who collectively receive total cash or prizes with an ARV of over $600 must provide NEXT Ventures, Inc. with a social security number in order to be given a 1099. The winner is responsible for paying all taxes and fees associated with any Merchandise received by winning Instant Prizes, redeeming NEXTBucks, or winning NEXTStakes.
All potential prize winners are subject to verification. NEXT Ventures, Inc.’s decisions are final and binding. A Site Member is not deemed a winner of any prize, even if the winning notification should so indicate, unless and until the Site Member’s eligibility has been verified and the Site Member has been notified that the acceptance and verification process is complete. To be deemed a winner a Site Member must provide any documentation requested by NEXT Ventures, Inc. for verifying that the Site Member is eligible to receive the prize. NEXT Ventures, Inc. will not accept any external evidence of winning, such as screen shots, in lieu of the items requested for verification of eligibility for a prize. NEXT Ventures, Inc. reserves the right to request potential winners to show proof of identification and age in order to redeem a prize. NEXT Ventures, Inc. also reserves the right to conduct a criminal background check for eligibility to receive certain prizes.
11. GENERAL CONDITIONS
NEXT Ventures, Inc. is not responsible for, and may at its sole discretion disqualify, any incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, garbled, incompletely received, or otherwise illegible or invalid attempts for prizes. NEXT Ventures, Inc. is not responsible for any aspect of the Site Member’s hardware, software, browser, network, or Internet connection which is or may be incompatible with any aspect of the platform. NEXT Ventures, Inc. is not responsible for any Site Member mistake or malfunction, technical, human, or otherwise, or any Internet or phone connection failure, delay, or congestion, which may prevent a Site Member from making a valid attempt for a prize. NEXT Ventures, Inc. reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Site Member or individual it finds to be tampering with or disrupting the process or operation of the overall Prize System, offering payments for NEXTBucks or prizes and/or to be acting in violation of these Rules. NEXT Ventures, Inc. reserves the right to refuse service to any Site Member for any reason. NEXT Ventures, Inc. reserves the right to modify, suspend and/or terminate the Prize System or any part thereof in the event that it becomes infected by a computer virus or is otherwise technically impaired, or if the Prize System cannot be conducted as planned by causes beyond the reasonable control of NEXT Ventures, Inc., as determined by NEXT Ventures, Inc. in its sole discretion.
12. PUBLICITY; RELEASE
Acceptance of any prize constitutes consent and agreement to use the winner's name, location, and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes, whether on a website or any other communication medium, without further compensation, except where prohibited. By entering and/or accepting a prize, Site Member (or Site Member's parent/legal guardian if any Site Member is deemed a minor in the state/province or country of his/her residence) agrees to release and hold harmless NEXT Ventures, Inc. and the Promotion Parties, their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, all respective parent companies, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability arising out of Site Member's participation in the Prize System with respect to the awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. In the event a prize includes travel, all travel companions will be required to sign a release of NEXT Ventures, Inc. and the Promotion Parties from any and all liability arising out of such travel companion's use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.
Winner (or Winner's parent/legal guardian if any Winner is deemed a minor in the state/province or country of his/her residence) may be required (in NEXT Ventures, Inc.’s sole discretion) to sign an affidavit (or declaration) of eligibility, a publicity release (where permitted by law), and a liability release which must be signed and returned within thirty (30) days of the date on the prize notification or the prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner will be chosen.
13. DISPUTES - GOVERNING LAW
Participation in the Prize System constitutes Site Member's (or Site Member's parent/legal guardian if any Site Member is deemed a minor in the state/province or country of his/her residence) full and unconditional agreement to be bound by these Official Rules and any and all decisions of NEXT Ventures, Inc. Except where prohibited, the Site Member (or Site Member's parent/legal guardian if any Site Member is deemed a minor in the state/province or country of his/her residence) agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of actions arising out of or connected with the Prize System or any prize shall be resolved on an individual basis without resort to any form of class action. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of actions shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of Texas, or the appropriate Texas State Court located in Taylor County, Texas. Any issues or questions of construction, interpretation, validity, or enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Site Member and/or NEXT Ventures, Inc. in connection with the Prize System shall be governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rule which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas.
14. SPECIAL RULES FOR RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
a. Provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to this agreement. b. Any dispute arising in connection with this Prize System may be heard in the courts in their place of residence (being either the courts of England and Wales, the courts of Scotland or the courts of Northern Ireland). This provision does not affect the Site Member’s other statutory rights as a consumer. For further information about statutory rights contact your local authority Trading Standards Department or Citizens' Advice Bureau;. This provision shall replace paragraph 12. c. For the avoidance of doubt, to the extent that English law applies, nothing in these rules shall limit or exclude either party's liability for fraud or for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or any other liability to the extent that it cannot be excluded or limited by law. 16. WAIVER. By participating in the Prize System, Site Member (or Site Member’s parent/legal guardian if any Site Member is deemed a minor in the state/province or country of his/her residence) waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages, attorneys' fees or any damages other than actual out-of-pocket costs incurred to enter. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you. 17. WINNERS' LISTS. For prize results send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: CIS Big Country, 1654 Campus Court, Abilene, TX 79601. Include on the outside of the envelope the month, the name of the prize, and the method of prize delivery (i.e. NEXTStakes, NEXTStore, or Instant Prize) for which you request results. PERSONAL INFORMATION. Information collected from Site Members is subject to NEXT Ventures, Inc.’s Privacy Policies located at www.Shop4Next.com/privacy.