Prizes and Rules

Grand Prize

“The Receiver” or Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 in cash and designate a $10,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice.
The top 10 point earners will move on to “The Ceremony”, a two week voting period to determine the Grand Prize Winner. The citizen with the most points when voting ends (August 14, 11:59PM EST) will be named “The Receiver”. OFFICIAL RULES BELOW.

Receive $10,000 cash Give $10,000 to your charity




  1. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the Fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 13 years of age or older at the time of entry. You need not be present to win. Employees (and their immediate families or those living in the same household) of The Weinstein Company LLC (“Sponsor”) and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, parent and related companies, suppliers, printers and advertising, promotional and judging agencies are not eligible to enter or win.

  2. HOW TO ENTER: Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. EDT on April 28, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 15, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”). You may enter this Sweepstakes via either the on-line or mail-in entry methods described below. Regardless of entry method you may enter only once. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT on the last day of each “Theme Period” of the Sweepstakes as described below, whether submitted on-line or mailed:

    Theme Begin End
    Happiness April 28, 2014 May 11, 2014
    Love May 12, 2014 May 25, 2014
    Suffering/Pain/War May 26, 2014 June 8, 2014
    Excitement June 9, 2014 June 22, 2014
    Fear (Humanity) June 23, 2014 July 6, 2014
    Color July 7, 2014 July 20, 2014
    Dreams July 21, 2014 August 3, 2014

    Proof of depositing entry in mail is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. No photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. Illegible, incomplete and duplicate entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted from post office boxes. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

    1. ON-LINE ENTRY METHOD: Beginning on April 28, 2014, you may enter the Sweepstakes via the Internet by logging on to and following the entry directions. You may be required to provide some or all of the following information: your name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, age, e-mail address. You may enter the Sweepstakes by completing the challenges for each of the seven (7) two-week periods (referred to as “Theme Periods”) during the Sweepstakes Period. You will receive points for each challenge that you complete successfully. The person who earns the largest number of points during each two week Theme Period will be the winner of the prizes for that Theme. In the event that more than one person earns the same largest number of points, those persons will be entered into a random drawing for that Theme’s prizes. By entering any of the Theme Challenges, you will be eligible to win the Grand Prize, which will be awarded to the person who has earned the largest number of points during all of the Theme Periods. If there is a tie for the largest number of points, the winner will be determined by a random drawing. On-line entrant must be the registered subscriber of the e-mail account by which the entry is made. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account (as specified by the Internet Service Provider) used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. Entries made by any individual or any entity other than the named entrant and/or originating at any other Internet Website, including (but not limited to) commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites are void.

    2. MAIL-IN ENTRY METHOD: Alternatively, you may enter the Sweepstakes without making a purchase or completing the Theme Challenges, by hand-printing the words “THE GIVER” Sweepstakes, your name, age, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) on a 3” x 5” card and mailing it in an envelope to: “THE GIVER” Sweepstakes, The Weinstein Company LLC, 99 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10013. A mail-in entry must be submitted for each Theme Period you want to enter.

  3. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: The THEME PRIZES to be awarded and their approximate retail values are:

    • Happiness: $5,015
      Trip for two (2) to Disneyworld ($4,015)
      Charity Donation ($1000)

    • Love: $4,060
      Trip for two (2) to Cirque Du Soleil "Love" in Las Vegas, Nevada ($3,060)
      Charity Donation $1000

    • Pain: $4,145
      Trip for two (2) to Washington D.C. w/ monuments tour ($3,145)
      Charity Donation ($1000)

    • Excitement: $3,800
      Trip for two (2) to The Giver Premiere ($2800)
      Charity Donation ($1000)

    • Fear (Humanity): $4,800
      4 day trip for two (2) to Universal Studios ($3800)
      Charity Donation ($1000)

    • Color: $3,800
      Trip for two (2) to The Giver Premiere ($2800)
      Charity Donation ($1000)

    • Dreams: $4,000
      Three Thousand Dollar ($3,000.00 USD) Travelocity Gift Card
      Charity Donation ($1000)

    • The approximate retail value of all Theme Prizes is $29,620.

    In addition, SMALL PRIZES will be awarded to randomly selected entrants during each Theme Period. The description of these small prizes and the approximate retail value of each are as follows:

    • Happiness: $1250
      One Hundred Twenty-Five (125) One (1) month Spotify Subscription Gift Cards (each card worth $9.99 USD) to randomly selected entrants who post a “Happy Dance Video”

    • Love: $1500
      Sixty (60) Amazon Gift Cards (each worth Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00 USD)) to Thirty (30) participants who post Selfies and Videos (both randomly selected)

    • Suffering: $625
      Twenty Five (25) Amazon Gift Cards worth Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00 USD) each to Twenty Five randomly selected participants in theme

    • Excitement: $1310
      Five (5) Schwinn Bicycles worth approximately Two Hundred Sixty Two Dollars ($262.00 USD) to five (5) randomly selected participants in each challenge

    • Fear (Humanity): $1000
      Forty Amazon Gift Cards (worth $25.00 USD each) to be awarded to participants who complete Horror Story Mad Libs challenge in theme

    • Color: $1250
      Fifty (50) Blick Art Materials Gift Card (worth $25.00 USD each — to randomly chosen participants in the White T-shirt challenge

    • Dreams: $1000
      Forty (40) Amazon Gift Cards (worth $25.00 USD each) to randomly selected participants who share promotional pieces

    • The approximate retail value of all Small Prizes is $7,935.

    One (1) GRAND PRIZE will be awarded to the person who has earned the most total points from all of the Theme Periods. In the event that more than one person earns the same highest number of points, the Winner of the Grand Prize will be determined by a random drawing. The Grand Prize consists solely of a $10,000.00 USD check to the winner and a $10,000.00 USD donation to a charity selected by the winner from the list of eligible charities determined solely by the Sponsor. The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $20,000.00 USD.

    The total approximate retail value of all Prizes to be awarded is $57,555.00 USD. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner may be required to complete and return an IRS W-9 form (i.e. Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification).

  4. RANDOM DRAWING: In the event there is a tie in the highest number of points in a Theme Period or for the Grand Prize, Prize Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all persons having the largest number of points by judges selected by Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The Prizes are guaranteed to be awarded. Only one Winner per household is permitted. The Winner will be notified by telephone, e-mail or mail service by September 1, 2014.

  5. PRIZE CONDITIONS: No substitution for any prize will be permitted. If necessary due to unavailability of the Prize, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded at the discretion of the Sponsor. Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. Winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release within fifteen (15) days of issuance. Failure to return all required documents in this time period may result in the Winner being disqualified and an alternate Winner selected. If a prize notification is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable or if an entrant is found to be ineligible or declines acceptance of the Prize for any reason, an alternate Winner will be selected. By entering this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the Prize, Winner and entrant hereby consent (except where prohibited by law) to the reasonable use by Sponsor of the Winners’ and entrants’ photograph, voice, likeness and/or image, hometown address, contents of the entry form and the name and age of the Winners and entrants without any further compensation for any future promotional activity related to this Sweepstakes.

    Travel prize trips consist solely of: round-trip coach air transportation for winner and one guest to the stated destination from a major U.S. airport closest to the winner's home as designated by Sponsor; double occupancy standard hotel accommodations. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary and provide travel documents required for travel. All other expenses relating to acceptance of Prize not explicitly stated herein, including but not limited to taxes, meals, beverages, alcoholic beverages, gratuities and transportation to and from airports or for travel within the stated destination area are responsibility of Prize winner and guest. Prize does not include any ground transportation to or from departure airport. Actual value of prize may vary based on winner’s point of departure and dates of travel. Trip date is at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winner may receive less than 30 days’ notice prior to trip departure. If for any reason the Prize winner cannot take the trip on a date specified by the Sponsor, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the Prize winner. Sponsor makes no guarantee that the stated event will take place at time of visit. Complete terms and conditions of Prize trip will be furnished with prize notification. Certain travel restrictions and blackout dates may apply. If Winner is under the age of majority in the state in which they reside, their parent or legal guardian must approve acceptance of the prize. Travel companion of trip winner must be 21 years of age or older or the child of the Prize winner. Winner’s travel companion, or the parent or legal guardian if companion is a minor, will be required to sign, have notarized and return to Sponsor in the time noted above, a release of liability, and (except where prohibited by law) a publicity release prior to issuance of travel documents. If Winner is under the age of 21, Winner’s parent or guardian must provide written approval of winner’s travel companion before tickets will be issued. In the event the closest airport to the Prize winner’s home is within the stated destination area (i.e. within 100 miles), prize will not include air transportation from Prize winner’s residence and no other substitution or compensation will be provided in lieu thereof. Prize is non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents will be allowed, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserves the right to award prize of comparable or greater value. All details of prize not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor.

  6. ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning a Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received for the Sweepstakes and are equal regardless of method of entry.

  7. CONDUCT OF PARTICIPATION: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant affirms that he or she has read and agrees to abide by the Official Sweepstakes Rules and the decisions of the judges. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant acting in violation of the Official Rules or found tampering with the entry process or with the operation of the Sweepstakes or the website. The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States and, by entering, all Winners and entrants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in New York, New York. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE RELATED TO SPONSOR OR THE SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  8. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Sponsor and each of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; printing or other errors; and any entries or mail which are late, lost, delayed, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible, postage due or any combination thereof. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes in the event that it becomes necessary due to circumstances beyond Sponsor’s control. In the event the Sweepstakes is terminated early, a winner will be selected from all eligible entries received at the time of termination.

  9. RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By participating, Winner and entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and their officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by the Winner, entrants or any other third parties related in any way to the operation of this Sweepstakes, as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses (whether alleged, threatened, or actual) to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes.

  10. WINNERS LIST: For an Official Winners List (available after August 15, 2014) or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “THE GIVER” Sweepstakes - WINNERS, c/o Marketing Department, The Weinstein Company, 99 Hudson Street, 4th Floor New York, New York 10013 All requests must be received by September 1, 2014. Official Rules also available at

  11. ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy which can be found at

  12. SPONSOR: The Weinstein Company LLC, 99 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10013.


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