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Official SparkPeople Fitbit Challenge Rules

-- By SparkPeople Staff
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OFFICIAL RULES ELIGIBILITY: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN. Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous states, Alaska, Hawaii and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. (Although we'd love to include members outside of the United States in the Sweepstakes, the legal work involved is too overwhelming. We prefer spending our resources improving the site!) Employees of SparkPeople, Inc and affiliated entities, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same household as such employees are ineligible. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations. Winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase is necessary to participate in the sweepstakes. The entry period is November 1, 2012 through March 1, 2013. To enter:

1. Log in to SparkPeople.com (or register for a free account if you are not currently a member)

2. Sync your Fitbit with your SparkPeople account. (Click here for more information.)

3. Track your activity with Fitbit. Fitbit will automatically start tracking your activity and sleep data and then sync it to your SparkPeople account whenever the device is near your computer.

HOW TO WIN:  Participating SparkPeople members will compete for the most number of Fitbit tracked steps. On the last day of each month, one winner will be randomly selected from all participating SparkPeople members who have accumulated at least 60,000 steps for that month. Winner will be selected by random drawing from all eligible entries received on or about drawing date by SparkPeople, whose decisions are final and binding on matters relating to this contest. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Sweepstakes Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to SparkPeople Fitbit Challenge Winner, Attn: Office Manager, 4392 Marburg Ave , CINCINNATI, OH 45209. Specify winner's list or rules on your request.

PRIZES:  One (1) person will win a $50 gift certificate to amazon.com. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute color, size, options and model based on availability at the time the Prize is awarded, as applicable. Prizes are not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize.

NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by e-mail and may be required to complete and return within 14 days of notification their complete mailing address. Failure to return the needed information within 14 days of receipt will result in forfeiture of the prize and Sponsor may award it to an alternate winner chosen by random drawing of eligible entries. By participating in this promotion and submitting an entry, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decision of the Sponsor. By entering the sweepstakes, winner agrees to waive any and all claims against the Sponsor, its affiliates, employees, agents, and representatives for personal injury or loss that may occur from the participation in this sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of any prize, and grant to Sponsor the right to publicize such winner's name and/or likeness without additional compensation or consideration unless prohibited by law.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor, its affiliates, employees, agents and representatives are not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any sweepstakes-related materials. Sponsor, its affiliates, employees, agents and representatives, or any telephone network or internet service providers are not responsible for incorrect, inaccurate transcription or loss of entry information for any reason whatsoever. If, in the Sponsor's exclusive judgment, this promotion becomes compromised in any way, Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw the promotion offer, cancel any method of entry, to void any entries submitted fraudulently or select winners from all eligible entries received prior to act that compromised the promotion. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these official rules including all eligibility requirements.

Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor or its agents.

In the event of dispute, electronic entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address at the time of the sweepstakes. The authorized account holder is the person to whom the applicable internet service provider or other organization (such as business or educational institution) has assigned the e-mail address.
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Member Comments

  • Does anyone know if this tracker keeps track of just steps. I have a very expensive pedometer that I use for walks and daily use. I was hoping that some device could keep track of "movement" such as when I cycle for 15 miles. - 6/2/2013 2:36:41 PM
  • I agree - it would be great if this could be an ongoing monthly or quarterly challenge! - 5/30/2013 7:12:33 AM
  • Would be nice if this challenge could be restarted... - 3/28/2013 9:28:19 AM
  • Just got my new FitBit this week. Please restart this challenge. - 3/10/2013 2:21:41 PM
  • BESTKRISTINA
    I am so bummed!! I just found out about this challenge and it's now over. This would be a HUGE motivation for me.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE start another! :))) - 3/1/2013 11:47:17 PM
  • I am so excited that my DH gave me the Fitbit. I get motivated by anything electronic. I am hopeful that this Fitbit will track my steps better than the step counters I've had in the past. Either way, I'm going to burn up the calories. So excited!

    Way to go SparkPeople!

    - 3/1/2013 6:58:47 PM
  • So excited that FitBit and SparkPeople teamed up! - 2/28/2013 11:00:18 AM
  • Will there also be fitbit Canada, I will be keeping track but it would be nice to be able to join. - 2/26/2013 7:54:51 AM
  • I just got synced up today, and am hoping for the support I need to loose my fight with morbid obesity. - 2/18/2013 1:30:47 PM
  • Got a fitbit zip yesterday and soooo excited! Also this is awesome that it will link with my sparkpeople data - GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!! - 2/11/2013 10:37:22 AM
  • frankly, I wish there weren't contests since they are only open to Americans. - 2/6/2013 1:35:48 AM
  • I am confused. I thought I signed up for the fitbit challenge when I got my One as a Christmas gift. However, when I look at the challenges page, it doesn't say that I've joined the challenge. I also joined the JumpStart Jan. challenge, and it says that I part of that when I go to Challenge Central. Any ideas? I have linked my fitbit to SP and see my data on my SP workout page. - 1/25/2013 5:35:12 PM
  • I absolutely LOVE my fitbit Zip. I've had it a little over a week and hands down it is the best fitness tracker I have ever seen. More than that, it is a fitness motivator and keeps me going all day long. - 1/22/2013 9:56:51 PM
  • Just got my Fitbit One for my birthday today! Cannot wait to use it tomorrow. - 1/22/2013 9:25:53 PM
  • SHARONS11157
    My company bought us Fitbits as a wellness thing and I like to walk on a daily basis and it helps keep me on track (no pun intended). I love the way it syncs when I'm near the computer. Just have to remember to charge it every now and then. - 1/20/2013 12:28:50 PM