Archive for September, 2009

September 10th, 2009 4:28 UTC

Yahoo! Finance Trivia Contest, Win a $99 Apple Gift Certificate

Posted by Yahoo Finance Team in General, New Features

Yahoo! Finance iPhone App

To celebrate the launch of our brand new Yahoo! Finance iPhone app, we are giving our Yahoo! Finance Twitter followers a chance to win a $99 Apple Gift Certificate which can be used towards the purchase of an iPhone*.

Yahoo! Finance will be asking a trivia question on Twitter every week for 10 weeks. Tweet your answer for a chance to win a $99 Apple Gift Certificate which can be used towards the purchase of an iPhone*!

Already have an iPhone? Be sure to check out our new iPhone app in stores now by clicking here: Get the Yahoo! Finance iPhone app 

Here’s how you enter the contest:
1) Start by following @yahoofinance on Twitter
2) Tweet your answer to our weekly trivia question by replying to the question and specifying the iPhone contest.

For example:
@yahoofinance [answer] iPhone contest

The question will be tweeted on Mondays and the first person to answer correctly will win.

“Yahoo! Finance Trivia” Promotion

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

ABOUT THE PROMOTION/ELIGIBILITY:
The Yahoo! Finance Trivia Promotion (the “Promotion”) begins at 12:01 AM PT on 9/14/09, and ends at 11:59 PM PT on 11/22/09. The Promotion is only open to legal US residents 18 years or older at the time of entry. Entrants must have a public Twitter account to participate in the Promotion. Employees and agents of Yahoo! Inc. (“Sponsor”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the Promotion and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household as such individuals, are not eligible to participate or win. Participation in the Promotion constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all respects.

HOW TO ENTER:
To enter, sign up or log on to your Twitter account. A valid email address is required to enter.Yahoo! Finance will ask a finance-related question every Monday at 12 Noon EST for 10 weeks. The first verified eligible Entrant to answer the question correctly will be the weekly winner. Yahoo!’s computer is the official time clock for this Promotion.

IMPORTANT: Answer the question by replying to the question and specifying the iPhone contest: @yahoofinance [answer] iPhone contest

No attempts to enter by other means will be accepted. Yahoo! is not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, garbled, unintelligible or misdirected entries, or for any errors or failures of any kind (including but not limited to human error) in the transmission, receipt, or processing of entries.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:
Weekly winners (10 total) will be selected by Sponsor’s representatives and will be notified by a direct message on Twitter. To receive a prize, winners may be required to sign, notarize and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (except where prohibited by law) and must provide a valid postal mailing address. Winner documentation must be returned within seven (7) days from the date sent or prize will be forfeited. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable, or inability of Sponsor to contact a potential Winner may result in disqualification and the weekly entry with the next highest score for that week will become the weekly winner, subject to verification. Limit one entry per person per week and one prize per person for the entire promotion.

PRIZES:
Ten 10 winners will each receive one (1) $99.00 Apple gift certificate subject to terms and conditions stated on gift certificate. Approximate retail value of all prizes is: $990.00. Reporting and payment of all applicable taxes, fees, and/or surcharges are the sole responsibility of each winner. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal or greater value at its sole discretion. Any difference between the actual value of a prize and the approximated prize value as stated in these rules will not be awarded.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
By entering, participants release and hold harmless Yahoo!, its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents form any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage arising from or in connection with participation in this promotion or acceptance/use of the prize.

GENERAL:
This Promotion is governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Yahoo! reserves the right to suspend, cancel, or modify this promotion if fraud or any other causes beyond its control destroys the integrity of the promotion, as determined by Yahoo! in its sole discretion.

PRIVACY:
By entering the Promotion, you agree to Yahoo!’s use of your personal information as described in Yahoo!’s Privacy Policy.

WINNERS’ LIST:
The names of the winners will be posted on the Finance blog at the conclusion of the promotion.

Past Trivia Questions and Winner’s List

Week 3 Question: What Federal Reserve note denomination (US currency) has the shortest average life span?
Answer: The $5 bill
Winner: Donna Battle

Week 2 Question: On what date did the Dow Jones Industrial Average first close above 500?
Answer: March 12, 1956
Winner: Michelle Martinez

Week 1 Question: Who was the chairman of the Federal Reserve when the stock market crashed in October 1929?
Answer: Roy A. Young
Winner: Doug Edwards

SPONSOR:
Yahoo! Inc., 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

* Service plan not included.