Lyft Wild Card Contest


THIS CONTEST IS NOT EXACTLY A CONTEST BUT MORE LIKE A KARAOKE BATTLE BETWEEN CREATIVE MONSTERS OF MAGIC. WHATEVER IT IS, THOUGH, IT IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES (EXCLUDING ITS TERRITORIES, COMMONWEALTHS, AND POSSESSIONS, BUT NOT OUTER SPACE) AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO, ON THE DATE OF ENTRY ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER (if you’re currently undergoing a Benjamin Button situation, we will approve entry on a case-by-case basis) (except in the case of legal residents of certain states/territories where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority). VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW (that sounds like a lame place to live, though). FOR PERSONS WHO ENTER THIS CONTEST, THESE RULES GOVERN ALL ASPECTS OF PARTICIPATION AND PRIZE AWARD.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with, Apple, Inc., or any person or other entity, including any third party, other than the Sponsor (as defined below). All entry data provided online is provided to Sponsor and not to Facebook. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, pizza. Actually, this contest is heavily associated with pizza. We love eating pizza.

1. Sponsor.

This Contest is sponsored by Lyft, Inc. (the “Sponsor” or “Lyft” or “Judges”), who may be contacted by email at, or by mail at 548 Market Street #68514, San Francisco, California 94104. We can also be contacted by carrier pigeons and sometimes smoke signals (but it’s always so foggy in San Francisco, so don’t count on it).


2. Contest Period and Description of Contest.

The Lyft Wild Card contest (the “Contest”) shall commence when Sponsor announces the Contest on its blog on June 2, 2015 (the “Start Date”) and will continue through 10:00 am PT on June 9, 2015 (the “End Date”). The period from the Start Date to the End Date shall be known as the “Contest Period.” If you are somehow able to time travel and work in dimensions beyond the Contest Period, that would be badass, and could favorably play into the judging. Notice of Contest will be posted on Sponsor’s Contest webpage located at: (the “Contest Page”).

3. Winner Determination and Requirements.

All eligible participants (“Participants”) entering the Contest must comply with all terms and conditions of these Rules. During the Contest Period, Participants may enter by the following Conditions for Entry, (i) create a sixty (60) second video; (ii) in a Lyft ride (or in some form depicting the Lyft experience but does not have to be in an actual Lyft ride); (ii) post the original video publicly online (YouTube, Vimeo); and (iii) post a tweet including the video link, tagging @Lyft and the hashtag #LyftWildCard. There is no limit to the number of times a Participant can enter. We invite participants to enter as many times as they possibly can. The more the merrier. Participants who can submit infinity number of submissions will be judged accordingly (because that would be really cool).

3.1 The Judges will judge all eligible Entries to determine the most compelling Entry based on the following judging criteria: creativity (51%) and team spirit (49%). What team you’re spirited about is up for discussion. Personally, we’re team Jacob. Extra percentage points (up to 1200%) can be added, according to fairy dust, swamp monsters, fluffy pink things, and homemade baked goods. On or about June 10, 2015, the most compelling Entry as determined by the Judges will be deemed the winning Entry (the “Winning Entry”). Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the eligible Participant that submitted the Winning Entry, as determined by the Judges, will be declared the official winner of the Wild Card Contest (the “Winner”).  In the event of a tie, the score for creativity will be used as the tiebreaker.

3.2 The potential winner will be notified by phone and/or email (so hopefully you don’t screen your calls, but we can understand if you do, because you seem very cool) and in order to claim the Prize, the potential winner must notify and confirm with the Sponsor in writing his/her acceptance of the Prize by no later than twenty four (24) hours after notification was given. Any failure of the potential winner to notify and communicate acceptance will result in forfeiture of the Prize and an alternate potential winner may be selected at the Sponsor’s sole discretion from among all remaining eligible Entries. So really, there’s no point in playing hard to get. If the potential winner cannot be contacted or for any reason fails to claim the Prize within twenty four (24) hours of notification, the potential winner forfeits the Prize. In the event that the potential winner forfeits or is disqualified for any reason, an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible Entries.

3.3 The Winner is solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes and other fees associated with his or her receipt and use of a Prize. No substitution, assignment or transfer of Prize is permitted, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a Prize with another prize of greater or equal value if Prize cannot be awarded as stated. The Sponsor will withhold and/or report taxes as required by the applicable law of the Sponsor’s jurisdiction and the Winner’s jurisdiction. All decisions of the Sponsor regarding the Contest and the application of these Rules are final and binding.

3.4 The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding its territories, commonwealths, or possessions) and the District of Columbia (the “Territory”) (and, as previously stated, Outer Space, though excluding Pluto. Sorry Pluto) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states/territories where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) with a valid public Twitter account (though we don’t take into account how many followers you have, so don’t worry if your only followers are robots and your mom), as applicable, at the time of entry. The Sponsor’s officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives are not responsible for entries from persons residing, or physically located, outside the Territory. By participating, each Participant agrees to abide by these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.

3.5 If the Sponsor does not already have one on file, each potential winner must sign and return to the Sponsor a completed Form W‑9 (“W-9”) for tax reporting purposes, in order to claim his/her prize. Any potential winner notification returned as undeliverable will result in forfeiture of the Prize and an alternate potential winner may be selected at the Sponsor’s sole from among all remaining eligible Entries. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the W-9 and any other requested documents within the required time period, fails to provide the Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency, fails to provide any required additional information upon the Sponsor’s request, or the Prize is returned as undelivered, such potential winner forfeits the Prize. In the event that a potential winner forfeits or is disqualified for any reason, an alternate potential winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible Entries. Information collected from Participant is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at By entering this Contest, each Participant agrees that he or she has reviewed and accepts the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

4. Prize.

The Winner will receive the opportunity to participate in one round of interviews in front of the Lyft brand team in its agency search.  There is no monetary value associated with the Prize and there is no guarantee that the Winner will advance to final interview rounds. So really this isn’t a prize at all, and may end in a battle for business in a conference room surrounded by walls of pink fur.

5. Publicity Release.

By participating in this Contest each Participant agrees that Lyft may film and photograph Winner and record such Winner’s voice and image, including any performance or recitation or delivery of any creative work (the “Material”). You totally seem like you have a face for TV though, so maybe this could be the jumping off point and soon you’ll have your own reality show, and then we’ll all think fondly on this contest and how we knew you when... Participants acknowledge that by participating in the Contest and submitting content, Lyft will not own the Material but Lyft will be free to independently use, create, develop, commercialize or market technologies, ideas or products similar to, or contain significant elements encompassed in the concept of the Participant’s submission without any obligation or liability to the Participant so long as such use, development or marketing does not infringe on the trade secret, copyright, trademark, patent rights or other intellectual property rights of the Participant and abides by the restrictions of this Contest.


5.1 The Material, Winner’s name, voice, likeness, image and any biographical or other material Winner supplies to Lyft may also be used by Lyft and its licensees and assigns to promote or advertise Lyft in all media throughout the world and in perpetuity. Any statements Winner makes that are recorded shall be, to the best of Winner’s knowledge, true and will not violate anyone’s rights. Each Winner understands that Lyft does not promise to use the Material. The Winner understands that no fee is payable to Winner (or any person associated such Winner) now, or at any time in the future in connection with the use of the Material.

5.2 The Winner hereby waives any right of inspection or approval of Winner’s appearance and personal information or the uses to which such appearance and personal information may be put. The Winner hereby agrees not to assert a claim of any nature whatsoever against anyone, including Lyft or any person or entity associated to the exercise of the permissions granted hereunder. If Lyft breaches any term of these Rules, the Winner will not seek injunctive relief. The Winner agrees that his/her sole remedy is the right to recover damages. The Winner hereby releases and discharges Lyft, and Apple, Inc. from any and all claims arising out of or under this Contest or the Material. By participating, the Winner acknowledges that he/she has not granted any other person or entity the exclusive right to use the Material and that the use of the Material shall not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.

6. Conduct.

By entering into this Contest, Participants agree to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. These Rules are accessible on the Contest Webpage throughout the Contest Period. Failure to comply with these Rules may result in disqualification. So even though you’re a rebel, just stick to these rules, otherwise the magic cauldron of creativity we’re working on here falls apart.


7. General Conditions.

The Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. The Prize is not transferable, redeemable for cash or substitutable except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or portion thereof) for a prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. We’ve always been a fan of easter eggs. All Prize details not covered by these Rules are at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. By entering the Contest and/or accepting the Prize, the Winner agrees that he or she has all rights, permissions and consents necessary to grant the rights to Sponsor as expressed herein and will abide by and be bound by the Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions.

7.1 The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Rules or to cancel, modify, terminate or suspend this Contest; and in such event, to select the Winner according to the judging criteria set forth above. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify this Contest if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond its reasonable control impairs the integrity of this Contest, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, the Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prize according to the judging criteria set forth above from among the remaining eligible Entries received up to the time of the impairment of the Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of this Contest or to be acting in violation of these Rules or any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. So don’t try to break into our mad scientist laboratory late at night to uncover our secret projects and get a leg up on the competition. It’s just not worth it. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

7.2 By participating in this Contest, each Participant hereby acknowledges that they have read, accept, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules (these “Rules”). Notwithstanding anything contained in these Rules, each Participant further acknowledges that his or her use of the Lyft platform in connection with this Contest is governed by and subject to the Lyft Terms of Service located at The Sponsor shall determine, in its sole discretion, if any Participant shall be disqualified for any reason, and all decisions of disqualification by the Sponsor are final. Entries that are altered, delayed, deleted, destroyed, forged, fraudulent, improperly accessed, inaccurate, incomplete, interrupted, irregular in any way, late, lost, misrouted, multiple, non-delivered, stolen, tampered with, unauthorized, unintelligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Rules for any reason, including without limitation due to (a) loss, interruption or unavailable network, server, website or other connections; (b) miscommunications; (c) undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering; (d) insufficient space in Participant’s email account to receive email; or (e) other errors of any kind, whether due to electronic, human, mechanical, printing, production or technical errors or other causes; even if caused by the negligence of any of the Sponsor, will be disqualified. Suggested strategies to avoid disqualification include featuring fairy dust, toxic waste, pink hair dye, antique lampshades, giggling grandmothers, or a glass of room temperature water. Void where prohibited and subject to all applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations.

7.3 In the event of a dispute as to any Entry, the authorized account holder of the email address and/or phone number used to participate in the Contest will be deemed to be the Participant. The Winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. 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. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THIS CONTEST. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE CONTEST SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND THE POTENTIAL WINNING ENTRY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. SPONSOR WILL NOT ACCEPT ALTERNATIVE EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS.

8. Limitations of Liability.

By receipt of any Prize, the Winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective affiliated companies, franchisees, Facebook, Instagram, Apple, Inc., and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (the “Releasees”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in this Contest or receipt, acceptance or use or misuse of the Prize. Releasees are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Contest, including but not limited to errors in the advertising, Rules, selection and announcement of the Winner and distribution of the Prizes. The Sponsor is not responsible for, and Participant hereby releases the Releasees from, any claims arising from: (1) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or late, lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels, all of which will be disqualified; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer, network, hardware or software; (3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any service; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or this Contest; (5) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of this Contest or the processing of entries; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to Participant’s computer or mobile device, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Participant’s participation in this Contest or from downloading or accessing any material, regardless of whether the material was prepared by the Sponsor or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to the Contest by a hypertext link. If for any reason an Participant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Participant’s sole remedy is another entry in the applicable Contest, if such Contest has not been discontinued for any reason. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes set forth in these Rules to be available and/or claimed, the Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of Prizes according to the judging criteria.

9. Disputes.

Except where prohibited, Participants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any Prize awarded, or the determination of the Winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective, and (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim 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. If Participant cannot be bound to arbitration according to local laws, all disputes, claims, and causes of action shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, in an action in a State or Federal court located in San Francisco, California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Rules, or the rights and obligations of an Participant and/or the Sponsor in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine of any jurisdiction.

10. Winner Information.

For the Winner’s names, mail a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by June 12, 2015 to: Lyft Wild Card Contest Winners List c/o Lyft, Inc., 548 Market Street #68514, San Francisco, California 94104.

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