ELLEN’S 2021 “Premier week VIP trip” Sweepstakes

Official Rules


  1. ELIGIBILITY: The “Ellen’s 2021 Premier week VIP trip Sweepstakes” (the "Sweepstakes"), sponsored by WAD Productions Inc.(the “Sponsor”), is open to legal residents of the United States (50 states and District of Columbia, but specifically excluding the territory of Puerto Rico)and to legal residents of Canada who are residing in Canada (but excluding residents of Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years old and over as of the date of entry. Neither Sponsor nor employees of Sponsor, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show, ”Warner Media, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Telepictures Productions, Inc., and all of their respective partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, Entities, trustees, franchisees, licensees, distributors, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, representatives and agencies (collectively, the "Sponsor Entities") are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and/or win any Sweepstakes prize (as further defined below). Additionally, relatives of such employees and persons living in the same household as such employees (whether related or not) are not eligible to win. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, “relatives” is defined as spouse, domestic partner, parent, in-laws, grandparent, brother, sister, children and grandchildren. Entrants submissions must adhere to The Ellen Show COVID guidelines and requirements found here: https://www.ellentube.com//official-rules/covid-19-protocol-testing.html 


  1. ENTRY PERIOD: The entry period for the Sweepstakes begins Monday, August 23, 2021, at 6:00:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PST on August 29, 2021 (“PST”) (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer will serve as the official timepiece for the Sweepstakes.


  1. HOW TO ENTER: There are three method of entries for this Sweepstakes, and you may enter as follows:



During the Entry Period (1) follow the appropriate links to register for the Ellen Shop newsletter  located at www.ellenshop.com and subscribe to the ellenshop.com newsletter; (2) next, go to www.bekindbyellen.com/ and subscribe to the BE KIND newsletter; (3) then, text  the clapboard emoji: “🎬” to Ellen’s Community line at 310-455-8858; and (4) ‘like’ and comment “Premiere 🎬” on this post https://www.instagram.com/p/CS711d0FLR4/ on the Ellen Shop Instagram account. If you do not already have an Instagram account download the Instagram application from the mobile device’s app store and sign-up for an Instagram account (“Instagram Account”) and follow the Ellen Shop at https://www.instagram.com/theellenshop/ .   Creating an Instagram Account is free. 



Option #2

During the Entry Period go to the EllenShop website located at www.ellenshop.com and place a pre-order for the Ellen Farewell Season boxers (if you’ve already purchased a pair of Farewell Season boxers you will be automatically entered).  


Option #3

During the Entry Period go to the EllenShop website located at www.ellenshop.com and place an order that is Forty US Dollars ($40.00) or more to automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes.  You must also acknowledgment that you are over eighteen (18) and have read and have accepted these Official Rules.


Limit of one (1) entry per person (regardless of method) will be accepted. Subsequent attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple entries by using multiple or false contact information, accounts or otherwise may result in the entrant being disqualified. Entries generated by a script, computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means are void and may be disqualified.  Entries that are in excess of the stated limits, incomplete, illegible, corrupted, damaged, destroyed, forged, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void.  All materials submitted become the physical property of Sponsor and will not be returned. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the registered account holder of the email address associated with the entry or social media account for the domain associated with the submitted address provided that person is eligible.  Winner(s) may be required to show proof of being the registered account holder. Registered account holder is defined as the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.  In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.  The Sponsor’s designated database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.  Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide the required information in their entry form, or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor may be disqualified.  All entrants submitting materials/content as part of the Sweepstakes will be non-exclusively licensing (with the unlimited right to sublicense) to Sweepstakes Entities the right to use such materials, and the images related thereto (including entrant’s name, social media account username and likeness), for any purpose (including any and all commercial purposes) with the right to modify the materials and make derivative works thereof.   Entrants represent and warrant that the materials submitted will not infringe or violate any right whatsoever, including, without limitation, any personal rights (e.g., defamation, privacy, false light, moral right, etc.) or any property rights (e.g., copyright, trademark, right to ideas, etc.) of any person or entity and the use thereof will result in no third party liability or obligations.  Any entrant posting or submitting content with obscene or other inappropriate material may be disqualified by Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion.  The Sweepstakes Entities may run multiple campaigns, contests, sweepstakes or other promotions simultaneously.  Entry into one (1) campaign, contest or sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other. 



One Prize winner will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period.  The Prize winner will be selected by random drawing conducted by Sponsor on or about August, 30 2021If the potential Prize winner, within forty eight (48) hours of Sponsor’s Prize notification, (i) fails to return a completed affidavit of eligibility, liability/publicity release (if a U.S. resident), Declaration of Compliance (if a Canadian resident), or other documents(s) as required by Sponsor, (ii) fails to provide Sponsor with a copy of his/her valid government issued photo identification or social security number, and/or (iii) is found to be ineligible, an alternate Prize winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a potential winner is a Canadian resident, that potential winner will be required to correctly answer a time-limited skill testing question before being declared an actual winner. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the notification and affidavit/release procedures in connection with the selection of an alternate Prize winner, if any. A total of one (1) Prize winner will be selected.


  1. PRIZE:

The prize to be awarded in this Sweepstakes: One winner with receive two (2) tickets to attend the taping of one (1) episode of the 2021 Ellen's Season 19 Premier Week taping in Los Angeles, CA.  Including travel and hotel accommodations. ARV: $4,500 but may vary based on the winner’s geographic location.  Prize(s) are non-transferable, with no cash redemptions, equivalents or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. All prize details not specified in these Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Prize details and availability are subject to change and prize provider’s rules and restrictions, and in the event that Sponsor is unable to provide the winner with his or her prize(s), the Sponsor may elect to provide winners with the approximate value of such item in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value.  All prize(s) are awarded “AS IS” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).  Prize winner(s) will be solely responsible for all federal, state, local and/or provincial taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize(s) they receive, regardless of whether they, in whole or in part, are used.  The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the prize(s) is based on available information provided to Sponsor and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law.  The winner(s) may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number (if winner is residing in the U.S.)before the prize(s) will be awarded for tax reporting purposes.  An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of winner(s), or if a minor in the jurisdiction in which s/he resides, in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, for the actual value of the prize(s)received.  Unclaimed prize(s) will be forfeited.  Prize(s), if legitimately claimed, will be awarded.  The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for and will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen prize(s) or any prize that is undeliverable or does not reach the winner because of an incorrect or changed address.  If a winner does not accept or use the entire prize, the unaccepted or unused part of the prize will be forfeited and the Sweepstakes Entities will have no further obligation with respect to that prize or portion of the prize.  No more than the stated prize(s) will be awarded.  The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for and the winner will not receive the difference, in any, between the actual value of the prize(s) at the time of award and the stated ARV in these Official Rules or in any Sweepstakes-related correspondence or material.  Limit of one(1) prize per person.


Sponsor will be awarding one (1) “Trip Prize'' consisting of: (i) two (2) roundtrip economy/coach airline tickets for the winner and one (1) companion via a Sponsor-selected air carrier(s) from a major commercial airport selected by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion; (ii) a hotel stay (one (1)standard room based on double occupancy) for the winner and one (1) companion in Los Angeles, CA metropolitan area; and (iii) two (2) tickets to an Ellen's Season 19 Premier week taping. The total ARV for the Trip Prize is Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($4,500 (USD). Actual retail value of Trip Prize may vary depending on point of departure, travel dates and fare/rate fluctuations.  If the actual value of the prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded.  All travel arrangements must be made through the Sponsor or Sponsor’s designee. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply.  The winner of the Trip Prize must travel as and when designated by Sponsor or the Trip Prize may be forfeited and an alternate randomly selected winner chosen.


The Trip Prize winner and his or her travel companion must travel together on the same itinerary and possess all required travel documents, including visas and valid passports, if and as applicable. It is the responsibility of the Trip Prize winner and his or her companion(s) to provide proper documentation (including government issued picture identification).  All aspects of the travel portions of the Trip Prize must be conducted on such dates as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion.  The dates of departure and return are subject to change at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid for upgrades and/or frequent flyer miles.  All airline tickets are subject to flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes.  Sponsor reserves the right to structure travel route and select hotels in their sole and absolute discretion.  The Trip Prize winner will not receive cash or any other form of compensation if actual travel costs are less than the estimate made in these Official Rules.  The round trip air transportation element for the Trip Prize begins and ends at the point of departure.  The Trip Prize is subject to seat and hotel availability, as well as Sponsor’s terms and conditions generally applicable thereto.   If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to Trip Prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for roundtrip air travel at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  The difference in value will not be awarded to the Trip Prize winner. 

Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any Trip Prize-related services or accommodations.  Sponsor is not liable for any missed prize events, opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any transportation or other prize element except at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor.  Additional prize award details and traveling formation to be provided to the Trip Prize winner at the time of Trip Prize notification.   Trip Prize winner and companion(s) are responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance.  The Trip Prize winner may be required to provide a credit card at the time of hotel check-in.  Companion(s) of Trip Prize winner must be at least the age of majority in his or her state/province of residence as of the date of departure.  Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents.  Once a travel companion is selected, he/she may not be substituted, except in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes, and those set forth by Sponsor’s transportation carrier(s) of choice. Lost, stolen or damaged airline tickets, travel vouchers or certificate swill not be replaced or exchanged.  All expenses not specifically mentioned herein, are not included as part of any Trip Prize package, and are solely the Trip Prize winner’s responsibility, including, but not limited to: hotel taxes, additional ground transportation at the Trip Prize winner’s destination(s), travel insurance, room service, bag check fees, parking fees, laundry service, food, alcoholic beverages, merchandise, souvenirs, telephone calls, tips, gratuities and service charges.  Transportation carrier and hotel regulations and conditions apply.  Travel and lodging are subject to availability, and any changes made to either of these will be at the expense of the Trip Prize winner.


If, for whatever reason, the event associated with the prize is cancelled after the prize is awarded, Sponsor’s liability for the prize is limited only to the non-event portions of the prize.  No compensation will be paid in lieu of the cancelled event.  The tickets to the event are subject in all respect to the terms and conditions set forth on the tickets and any requirements of the facility hosting the event. Seat locations (if applicable) will be determined by Sponsor.  The winner is strictly prohibited from selling, auctioning, trading or otherwise transferring the tickets unless Sponsor consents in writing.  In the event a prize winner (and/or his or her companion(s) (if applicable)) engage in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor or any prize provider in its or their sole and absolute discretion) is obnoxious, inappropriate, or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the applicable experience early.  Decisions regarding the conduct of the winner(s) and guest (if applicable) in all aspects of their participation in the prize event/activity will be in the sole discretion of Sponsor, and any of Sponsor’s representatives and final and binding in all respects.  Winner(s) and guest(s) may be removed or disqualified from participating in any aspect of the prize for any reason at any time, including, without limitation, creating an unauthorized disturbance, interruption or unnecessarily rough physical contact, creating the potential for injury or property damages, or for any unhealthy, unsafe, unlawful, or inappropriate act.  If a winner or guest who, in the opinion of Sponsor or any of Sponsor’s representatives, is considered a physical or mental threat to the well-being of any other individual, he/she may be removed from any premises relating to the prize and winner consents to such removal.


  1. Publicity Release: Subject to applicable law, winner(s) irrevocably grant the Sweepstakes Entities and each of their licensees, and its and their successors, assigns and sub-licensees the right and permission to use their name, voice, likeness and/or biographical material for advertising, promotional and/or publicity purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes, in all forms of media and by all manners (now and hereafter known), and on and in connection with related products, services, advertising and promotional materials (now known or thereafter developed), worldwide, in perpetuity, without any compensation, obligation, notice or consideration except for the awarding of the prize(s) to the winner(s).
  2. Tampering with Sweepstakes: The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for the actions of entrants in connection with the Sweepstakes, including entrants’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.  Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or whom Sponsor believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage may be disqualified.  Additionally, any attempt to cheat the Sweepstakes, as determined at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor, may result in immediate disqualification of the entrant, as well as other possible consequences, including disqualification from any and all existing and future sweepstakes.  ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE (INCLUDING ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM OR APPLICATION) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVE STHE RIGHT TO SEEK ALL LEGAL AND EQUITABLE REMEDIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify (or terminate the prize of) any individual who is found to be, or suspected of, acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike, obscene, immoral or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.


  1. Suspension/ Modification / Termination: In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared),interference with the Sweepstakes by any party, or any federal, state, local or provincial government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a“Force Majeure” event or occurrence) Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes or prize. Sponsor additionally reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion: (a) to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes, without liability, should causes beyond Sponsor’s control (including, but not limited to, tampering or computer virus infection) corrupt or interfere with the administration, integrity, operation, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes; or (b) to disqualify any entrant found to be, or suspected of: (i)tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; (ii)acting in violation of these Official Rules; or (iii) acting in an un-sportsmanlike manner. (iv)fails to comply to COVID guidelines and safety protocols found here: https://www.ellentube.com//official-rules/covid-19-protocol-testing.html 

9.Waivers, Disclaimers and Releases:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns (“Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, liability, costs (including attorneys’ fees), losses, damages, fines or injuries (up to and including bodily injury and death) of any kind arising out of or related to: (i) entrants’ participation in the Sweepstakes (including travel to/from any Sweepstakes activity); (ii) any acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize (including, without limitation, losses, damages or injuries to entrant’s or any other person’s equipment or other property, or to their persons, including those arising from any travel to/from any prize event or activity); (iii) the Released Parties’ violation of rights of publicity or privacy, claims of defamation or portrayal in a false light or based on any claim of infringement of intellectual property; and (iv) any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Sweepstakes activity and/or prize.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, entrants agree that the Released Parties have neither made nor will be in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, in connection with theSweepstakes and/or with respect to prizes, including, without limitation, to any prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  Entrants agree that the Released Parties shall have no responsibility or liability for discontinued prizes; human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of registration and/or account information; any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or Internet service provider utilized by Sponsor interruption or inability to access the website, application or any online service via the Internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; any damage to participant’s (or any third person’s) computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of the Sweepstakes; any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, viruses, bugs, defects; and/or any other errors or malfunctions, even if caused by the negligence of the Released Parties.  Each entrant further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Released Parties and hereby acknowledge that the Released Parties have neither made no rare in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a Supplier that may be sent along with a prize.  The Released Parties are not responsible for any changes or unavailability of the social media platform used for purposes of administering this Sweepstakes that may interfere with the Sweepstakes (including any limitations, any restrictions, or any conditions on Sponsor’s ability to use the social media platform for the Sweepstakes as set forth herein that are not acceptable to Sponsor) or ability of entrant to timely enter, receive notices or communicate with Sponsor via the social media platform, in which case Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may terminate or modify the Sweepstakes.  If entrant is an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian must agree to these Official Rules, including, without limitation, this Section.


  1. Entry Information and Sweepstakes Communications. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant gives consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver his or her name, address, email, and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and rules. Any information entrant provides to Sponsor may be used to communicate with entrant in relation to this Sweepstakes or on a Sweepstakes winner’s list.


  1. Governing Law/ Limitation of Liability. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws.



  1. Dispute Resolution: Entrants, Sponsor, and the Released Parties (each, a “Party” and collectively the “Parties”) each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Sponsor shall been titled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Los Angeles County, California and any other court with jurisdiction over the Parties. In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited.  The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction.  The Parties agree that, except as set for the above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS.  In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then either Party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”)or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service.  If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Los Angeles, California. The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration.  Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Los Angeles County, California.  Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing).  Either Party may not withstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.


  1. List of Sweepstakes Winner(s): To receive a list of winner(s), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope, within sixty (60) days of expiration of the Entry Period, to: “Sweepstakes Winners List”, Telepictures Productions Inc.

ATTN: TELEPICTURES LEGAL c/o WAD Productions Inc., 3500 West Olive, Suite 1000, Burbank, CA 91505.  Please indicate which Sweepstakes winners list you are requesting by referencing the name of the Sweepstakes in your request.


  1. Miscellaneous: The invalidity or un-enforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Affidavit will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules or the Affidavit is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.  Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof.  In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on any website, social media platform or application and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. 


  1. Identification of Sponsor: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by WAD Productions Inc. Reference to third parties in connection with prizes and/or third party websites or services are for reference and identification purposes only and not intended to suggest endorsement, sponsorship or affiliation with Sponsor or the Sweepstakes.