Survey Sampling International Prize Draw

Official Rules




1. Eligibility: Survey Sampling International Prize Draw (the “Prize Draw”) is open only to legal residents of Canada and the fifty (50) United States (and the District of Columbia) who are registered members of a Survey Sampling International (“SSI”) Panel or an affiliated Panel managed by SSI in the United States or Canada and meet the minimum age requirement for the respective Panel. Employees of Survey Sampling International, LLC, HelloWorld, Inc. and their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies and suppliers, vendors and agents, as well as their respective family and household members are not eligible. The Prize Draw is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s (as defined herein) and Administrator’s (as defined herein) decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Prize Draw. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all the requirements set forth herein.


2. Sponsor: Survey Sampling International, LLC, 6 Research Drive, Shelton, CT 06484 U.S.A. Administrator: HelloWorld, Inc., One ePrize Drive, Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069 U.S.A.


3. Timing: The Prize Draw begins at 00:00 Greenwich Mean Time ("GMT"), 1 July 2015 and ends at 23:59 GMT, 30 June 2016 (the "Promotion Period"). The Prize Draw consists of four (4) entry periods (each, an "Entry Period") as outlined in the chart below:


Entry Period

Start at 00:00 GMT

End at 23:59 GMT

Received Mail-in Entry

Approximate Draw Date


1 July 2015

30 September 2015

7 October 2015

12 October 2015


1 October 2015

31 December 2015

7 January 2016

11 January 2016


1 January 2016

31 March 2016

7 April 2016

11 April 2016


1 April 2016

30 June 2016

7 July 2016

11 July 2016


The sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Prize Draw.


4. How to Enter:


  1. Participate in a Panel.  Sponsor collects data from individuals who participate in one of its Web sites dedicated to conducting consumer surveys (“Panels”). To participate in the Prize Draw, you must be a member of a Panel.  To access a list of Panels including one or more Panel in your jurisdiction, please see Terms & Privacy.pdf. You may already be a member of a Panel or you may register to join a Panel for free during the Promotion Period. You do not earn an entry by registering, but you cannot participate in a survey without being a registered member of a Panel.
  2. Participate in a Survey.  During the Promotion Period, the Sponsor will invite members of the Panels to participate in surveys that solicit the responses and answers to survey questionnaires.  When you complete a survey, you receive one (1) entry in the Prize Draw for the Entry Period drawing (as described above in Section 3) associated with the date and time of your participation. If you are unable to complete the survey because you receive a 'screened out' notice or message when attempting to take a survey or a 'quota full' message when attempting to take a survey, you will also receive one (1) entry in the Prize Draw for the Entry Period associated with the date and time of your attempted survey participation. The entry will be included in a drawing based on the Panel member’s country of residence, as set forth in Section 6 below.
  3. Play Games. Panel members that receive a ‘screened out’ or ‘Quota full’ message may also be invited to participate in an online game or activity.  If you play the game you will receive at least one (1) additional entry or up to ten (10) additional entries into the Prize Draw. The number of entries you will receive will be displayed after the completion of the online game or activity. The number of entries you will receive will be displayed after the completion of the online game or activity. The odds of receiving ten (10) entries: 1:200, odds of receiving five (5) entries: 5:200, odds of receiving three (3) entries 10:200, and the odds of receiving one (1) entry: 184:200.
  4. Attend an Educational Webinar.  Sponsor may hold webinars about about any and all topics related to the panel during each Entry Period and invite Panel members. If a Panel member attends the webinar, he/she will receive up to ten (10) additional entries (the actual number of entries offered will be described in the email invitation) in the Prize Draw for the Entry Period associated with the date and time of the webinar.

e.    Redeem Points.  Sponsor operates a Rewards program for those who are members of a Panel.  Details about regarding the Rewards program are available Terms & Privacy.pdf. Pursuant to the terms of the Rewards program, one can earn points when one completes a survey.  Points can then be used for various options.  One of the ways they can be used is to be “exchanged” for an entry into this Prize Draw.  To exchange the points for an entry, entrants can log in to their Panel account and click on the "Claim Rewards" page link. Select the Prize Draw reward option to view the number of points needed to redeem for one (1) entry.  Upon making this selection, you will receive one (1) entry in the Prize Draw for the Entry Period associated with the date and time of your selection.

f.     Mail-In Entry. To enter without taking any of the actions described by Subsections (b) – (e), hand print your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email address, and age on a 3" x 5" piece of paper and mail it with proper postage to "Survey Sampling International Prize Draw," c/o HelloWorld, Inc., Department: 818476, P.O. Box 5014, Kalamazoo MI 49003-5014. If you are resident of Canada, you must also include the name of your panel on the front of the envelope (either "OOCA" if you are member of Opinion Outpost Canada or "OWCA" if you are a member of Opinion World Canada).  You will receive one (1) entry into the applicable Entry Period drawing for each envelope mailed and received. All mail-in entries must be handwritten.  All mail-in entries must be postmarked no later than the "end date" or if the end date is on a Sunday, the first non-holiday weekday after the "end date" and received by "receipt date" specified in the chart above. If your mail-in entry is postmarked no later than the “end date” but is not received until after the “receipt date,” your mail-in entry will not qualify for the then-current Entry Period but will be entered into the next Entry Period for the Prize Draw. All 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, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified.

g.   Entry Restrictions.  Each eligible entrant must have his/her own e-mail address, separate from the e-mail address of any other eligible entrant. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different e-mail addresses, identities, registrations and log-ins, or any other method(s), will void all of that participant’s entries and may subject such individual to additional sanctions or penalties in accordance with the applicable Panel terms and conditions.  Use of any automated system to participate in the Prize Draw is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification and all entries submitted or received via such automated system will be void. Neither the Sponsor nor the Administrator are responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected information or entries, which will be disqualified and void. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, the authorized account holder (as defined herein) of the e-mail address used by, or connected to, the eligible entrant will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet service provider or any other organisation responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorised account holder.     


5. Prize Drawings and Verification of Potential Winners: Winning is contingent upon complying with all the terms and conditions of, and fulfilling all requirements contained in, these Official Rules. The Administrator, an independent judging organisation, will randomly select one (1) potential Prize Draw winner from all eligible entries received from residents of each country during each Entry Period on the dates specified in Section 3 above. Each draw will take place at the Administrator’s offices at the address set forth above, at around 17:00 GMT. Entries, whether winning or non-winning, will not be included in any subsequent Entry Period draws. The potential winners shall be notified by e-mail, after the date of the Prize Draw. Except where prohibited, each potential winner will be required to sign and return winner documentation, as determined by the Sponsor at its sole discretion, to confirm eligibility, release the Sponsor and Administrator of liability or for any other reason deemed necessary by the Sponsor. If potential winner has not yet reached the age of majority in his or her country of residence, then the parent or legal guardian of the potential winner must sign and return all of the required documents. In addition, the potential winners from Canada, must correctly answer a time-limited, skill-testing question in order to receive the prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the required documentation, does not answer the skill-testing question correctly (if applicable), or the prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner forfeits all rights in and/or to the prize. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the Administrator will award the applicable prize to an alternative winner following a random draw from among all remaining eligible entries from the applicable country. Only three (3) alternative draws will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately ten (10) to twelve (12) weeks after winner verification. Any un-awarded prize(s) will not be combined with the prize(s) for, or otherwise carried over to, any subsequent Entry Period.


6. Prizes:


Canada Prizes: FOUR (4) CANADA PRIZES (one (1) per Entry Period): $1,250 CAD.  Total Value of Canada Prizes: $5,000 CAD.


United States Prizes: FOUR (4) UNITED STATES PRIZES (one (1) per Entry Period): $10,000 USD. Total Value of United States Prizes: $40,000 USD.


For All Prizes: Prizes will be awarded as cash or a cash equivalent. Winners may be required to set up a money transfer account, as directed by the Sponsor, in order to receive their prize. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Neither the Sponsor nor the Administrator shall be liable or responsible for any lost, stolen or misplaced prizes. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. The odds (chances) of winning a prize depend upon the number of eligible entries received from Panel members residing within each eligible country during each Entry Period.  Limit: One (1) prize per person, per Entry Period.


7. Release: To the extent permitted by law, by entering the Prize Draw, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property arising out of participation in the Prize Draw or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.


8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, winning a prize in the Prize Draw constitutes the winner’s consent to the Sponsor’s and/or its agents’ use of the winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or home town/city/village and state/region/county for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration and without notice and/or consent.


9. General Conditions: The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Prize Draw, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Prize Draw, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and is subject to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (as any such changes apply to Canadian residents). In such event, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein.  The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual that it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Prize Draw or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Prize Draw may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  


10. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are neither liable nor responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the Prize Draw; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorised human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Prize Draw; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Prize Draw or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen post/mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the entrant’s participation in the Prize Draw or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the entrant’s sole remedy is another entry into the Prize Draw, if it is possible. If the Prize Draw, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random draw from among all the eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. 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 as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, the Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes via a random draw among all the legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.


11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, the entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Prize Draw or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (Southern Division) or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.A.; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Prize Draw, but in no event lawyers’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will THE entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and THE 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.  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 Prize Draw, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan, U.S.A. without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan, U.S.A. or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan, U.S.A.

For Residents of Quebec Only:  Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling.  Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.


12. Entrant's Personal Information: When you become a member of a Panel, you provide certain person information to Sponsor, including name and a valid email address. All personal information submitted to the Sponsor will be treated in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy.  To access a list of Panels in your jurisdiction and the applicable privacy policy link, see Terms & Privacy.pdf.  In accordance with Sponsor’s applicable privacy policy, certain limited data is transferred to the Administrator.  You have the right to information about the personal data stored about you, including its origin, recipient or categories of recipients of the data and the purpose of the storage.  You also have the right to access, withdraw and correct their personal information. With regard to accessing, withdrawing and/or correcting personal information to be used in connection with the Prize Draw, you may request such action by sending an e-mail message with the request, subject line: "2015-2016 Survey Sampling International Prize Draw" to The personal information submitted, received or collected in connection with the Prize Draw shall be stored on a server within the United States of America. Entry into the Prize Draw constitutes your acknowledgement of, and explicit consent to, the export of your personal information to the United States of America and its use there for the purposes of administering this Prize Draw and the associated processing (including but not limited to, backing up and archiving). The data controller and data recipient is Sponsor. The servers on which personal data are stored are controlled by the Sponsor and/or the Administrator who have notified the U.S. Department of Commerce that they adhere by the rules of the Safe Harbour Framework available under You also have the right of opposition to the data collection, under certain circumstances. To exercise such right, you may write to: 'Personal Information', c/o Survey Sampling International, LLC, 6 Research Drive, Shelton, CT 06484 U.S.A., Attn: Legal Department; or


13. Severability: If the application of any provision of these Official Rules to any particular facts or circumstances shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court, arbitration panel or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction, then (a) the validity, legality and enforceability of such provision as applied to any other particular facts or circumstances, and the other provisions of these Official Rules, shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby; and (b) such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible.  In addition, if any provision contained in these Official Rules shall for any reason be held to be excessively broad as to duration, geographical scope, activity or subject, it shall be construed by limiting and reducing it, so as to be enforceable to the extent compatible with applicable law.


14.  Winner List: For a list of winners, visit The winners list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.


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