Citi® Private Pass® NY Comedy Festival Sweepstakes
2013 Official Rules


Sweepstakes Period:
The Citi Private Pass NY Comedy Festival Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 9:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 22, 2013, and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on October 31, 2013 ("Sweepstakes Period") For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00:00 AM ET and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET except for the first day of the Sweepstakes where a day is defined as beginning at 9:00:00 AM ET and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET. The Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Sweepstakes and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received.

Sweepstakes is open to US Persons, including Resident Aliens, of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are at least twenty one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees and consultants of Citibank N.A (“Sponsor”), Publicis Modem and any of their respective parent companies, related subsidiaries and affiliated companies, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies including Marden-Kane, Inc (“Administrator”) and each of their immediate family members (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses regardless where they live) and individuals living in the same households of the above, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Each entrant by participating in the Sweepstakes agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Twitter. Your participation in the Sweepstakes and all Entries must comply with the Twitter Terms of Service and Rules & policies (

How To Enter:
To enter the Sweepstakes you'll need to follow @Citiprivatepass on ("Twitter"). If you do not have a Twitter account, go to to become a registered user and create one. Twitter accounts are free. By submitting your information and creating an account, you agree to the Twitter Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, you cannot create a Twitter account, or participate in this Sweepstakes.

To Enter:
At any point during the Sweepstakes Period, send a tweet from a single Twitter account that is registered to you and conforms to the Entry Requirements.

Entry Requirements:

  1. Twitter user must follow @CitiPrivatePass.
  2. Tweet must include the hashtag [#givememore]
  3. Tweet must be limited to no more than 140 characters (including spaces and symbols)
  4. Tweet must be sent from one Twitter account only. Multiple accounts may not be used and anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.

Limit one (1) entry per person per day. You must submit an original tweet for the entry to be valid (you cannot retweet another tweet). All entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM EST on October 31, 2013. Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. If the Sponsor determines that the content of the entry is obscene, offensive, or inappropriate, the entry will not be eligible for any prize consideration and may be withdrawn from the Sweepstakes at any time at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

The name of the person submitting the entry must be the registered account holder of such Twitter account, otherwise the entry may be deemed void. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a potential winner, the entry will be declared made by the registered holder of the Twitter account used for entry, and potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the registered account holder of such Twitter account. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the entrant changes his or her Twitter account during the Sweepstakes Period. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of delivery of entry. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned to Entrant. Each entry submission must be manually key stroked and manually entered by the individual Entrant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including, but not limited to, entries made using any script, macro, bot or sweepstakes service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these accounts or related e-mail or IP addresses may be blocked.

Random Drawing:
A random drawing to select two (2) Grand prize winners will be conducted on or about November 1, 2013 from among all eligible entries received by the end date for that Entry Period by the Administrator, who is an independent judging organization and whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

Winner Notification and Verification:
The Sponsor will contact the potential Grand Prize Winners via private message to the potential Prize Winner's Twitter Account on or about the drawing date. The potential Prize Winners will be required to respond to the direction in the message within 24 hours with full contact information. Potential winners will be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and Declaration of Compliance; where legal, a Publicity Release (collectively the “Affidavit”), which must be returned within Twenty Four (24) hours of prize notification date or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner, time permitting. In the event that any potential Prize Winner cannot be contacted, or any requested information is not received within the requested time period, the potential Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Prize Winner may be selected time permitting and at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Failure to timely return the document requested, return of prize notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules will result in such potential Winner being disqualified. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential Winner, and an alternate Winner will be selected.


Two (2) Grand Prizes: A pair of front row tickets to three (3) performances at the New York Comedy Festival in New York, NY, November 7 – 10, 2013 to see Wanda Sykes, Bill Burr, and Anthony Jeselnik. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize: $314.00 Total ARV of all prizes is: $628.00.

(per ticket)
2 tickets to see
Wanda Sykes
November 7, 2013
8:00 PM ET
Beacon Theater
2124 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
2 tickets to see
Bill Burr
November 8, 2013
7:30 PM ET
Beacon Theater
2124 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
2 tickets to see
Anthony Jeselnik
November 9, 2013
9:45 PM ET
Town Hall
123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

The odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the entire Sweepstakes Period. No cash equivalents, transfers or substitution of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserve the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Tickets or individual components of the Prize may not be transferred or sold unless Sponsor, in its sole discretion, gives prior written permission. Winner is responsible for the payment of all taxes on the prize. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules. Decisions of the judges will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Show tickets must be picked up by winners. Tickets for all shows will be under the winners’ names at the Will Call window at the Wanda Sykes show at Beacon Theater on November 7.

Transportation to/from the shows, lodging, and parking fees are not included. Proper photo identification will be required to claim tickets. In the event a show is not performed due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason, the terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as the prize may govern. Each winner and his/her guest agree to comply with all applicable event venue regulations in connection with the prize.

Conditions of Entry:
Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Electronically reproduced, mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. By participating, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, online entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder from which the entry is made. Sponsor, Publicis Modem and their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, Marden-Kane, Inc., Twitter, Inc., and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) are not responsible for: (i) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human, typographical or printing errors, (ii) technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or web site, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes, (iii) or for late, lost, stolen, illegible, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or misdirected entries for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon, (iv) errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If, in the Administrator’s opinion there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of this Sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of this Sweepstakes, the Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any individual (and void his/her entry and/or prevent him/her from future entry), and/or who tampers with the entry process and/or who is acting in violation of these Official Rules modify or cancel or terminate this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time without notice and award the prizes in a random drawing from among all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the termination date. Caution: Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at their discretion.

Disputes and Limitation of Liability:
By participating in the Sweepstakes, except where prohibited, entrants agree: [1] to release, indemnify and hold harmless Releasees and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the prize (including any travel or travel-related activity thereto) that may be awarded; [2] any and all disputed, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by within the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York or the appropriate New York State Court located in Queens County, New York; [3] any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees; and [4] 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. This Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. Releasees are not responsible for technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials; or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or illegible entries or; for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon.

Information collected from entrants is used only for the purpose of the prize drawings and to notify Winners, and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by Sponsor or any third parties unless entrant has opted-in to receive additional information and marketing or promotional material from Sponsor or a third party.

Who Won:
To request the name of the winners, send an e-mail with the subject line: "Citi Private Pass NY Comedy Festival Sweepstakes" to Requests must be received no later than November 15, 2013. The list will be sent after the drawing has been conducted and the winners verified.

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Marden-Kane, Inc., 1055 Franklin Avenue, Suite 300, Garden City, NY 11530.

Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc.

NY Comedy Festival and the artists are not sponsors of the Sweepstakes and is not associated with the administration of the Sweepstakes in any way.

©Copyright 2013 Marden-Kane Inc. All rights reserved. Entrants are hereby authorized to copy these Official Rules on the condition that it will be for the entrant’s personal use only.