Topic’s Criminally Good Prize Wheel Sweepstakes Official Rules


Eligibility: Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old or the age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older. Employees of Topic (“Sponsor”) and of its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates and of any third parties involved in the development or administration of this Promotion (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate in Topic’s Criminally Good Prize Wheel Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”). Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Void where prohibited.

Timing: The Promotion consists of three separate sweepstakes (each, a “Sweepstakes”). The first Sweepstakes begins at noon Pacific Time (“PT”) on April 29, 2022, and ends at 7:00 PM PT on April 29, 2022. The second Sweepstakes begins at 8:15 AM PT on April 30, 2022, and ends at 6:45 PM PT on April 30, 2022. The third Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 AM PT on May 1, 2022, and ends at 1:30 PM PT on May 1, 2022. The period from noon PT on April 29, 2022 to 1:30 PM PT on May 1, 2022 will be referred to as the “Promotion Period.”

How to Receive a Spin of the Prize Wheel: The prize wheel (“Prize Wheel”) will be available at the Topic booth at 2022 CrimeCon Las Vegas during the Promotion Period. Each play of the Prize Wheel will be referred to as a “Spin.” To receive a Spin, sign up for the free Topic email newsletter by providing your first name and email address on the Google Docs form that will be accessible on an iPad or computer at the Topic booth. You will also get an additional Spin if you follow Topic on YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, or Twitter, and two additional Spins if you follow Topic on two or more of the listed social media platforms. In order to qualify for the additional Spins, you must begin following Topic on one or more of the social media platforms listed above. You must do so while at the Topic booth and demonstrate to a Topic representative that you have begun following Topic. The additional Spins are valid only for the Sweepstakes then in progress and may not be used in subsequent Sweepstakes. You may sign up for the Topic newsletter only once during the entire Promotion Period.

Spinning the Prize Wheel: To give the Prize Wheel a Spin, the entrant must grab it with one or two hands and turn the Prize Wheel clockwise. A valid Spin must complete at least one full revolution of the Prize Wheel after the entrant lets go of the Prize Wheel. If the Spin does not complete a full revolution, the entrant will be allowed another Spin until the entrant successfully completes a revolution. Entrant must allow the Prize Wheel to stop spinning without outside interference—once entrant releases the Prize Wheel to start the Spin, entrant may not touch or otherwise interfere with the rotation of the Prize Wheel. The Prize Wheel will be divided into pie-shaped sections (each, a “Section”). Entrant will receive the prize designated for the Section of the Prize Wheel where the arrow comes to a rest. If there is any question where the arrow has come to rest, Sponsor will make that determination in its sole discretion. If the arrow comes to rest on a Section for which all of the prizes have been awarded, the entrant will be allowed another Spin until the arrow comes to rest on a Section for which there are prizes remaining. Limit one completed Spin per person unless the entrant receives one or two social media bonus Spins or lands on a “free spin” Section. Spins that exceed the limit will be void, if discovered by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entrant or Spin that in Sponsor’s opinion does not comply with these Official Rules. Incomplete newsletter signups will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for newsletter signups that are lost, late, stolen, garbled, damaged, misdelivered, or misdirected. All received newsletter signups become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

Odds and Winner Verification: Odds of winning a particular prize depend on the number of Sections allocated to each prize on the Prize Wheel divided by the total number of Sections. If the entrant lands on the “random prize” Section, Sponsor will randomly pick one of the two available random prizes for that Section for the entrant, so long as supplies of each prize last. Entrants selected must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Each potential winner may be required to sign and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity (except where prohibited) release and provide requested identification in order to claim his/her prize. Winner may also be required to complete and return an IRS Form W-9. Any required documents must be signed and returned within five business days of winner notification. If a potential winner fails to sign and return required documents and provide required identification by the deadlines set by Sponsor, if a potential winner is not in compliance with the Official Rules (including eligibility requirements), or if a potential winner declines the prize, Sponsor may select an alternate winner for the prize by random drawing from remaining eligible entries, time permitting.

Prizes: There are 12 Sections on the Prize Wheel, and the Sections allocated to each prize are as follows: travel mugs, four Sections; stickers, five Sections; Topic subscription, half Section; free Spin, two half Sections; random prize, one Section; and extra entry in Topic’s Criminally Good Sweepstakes, half Section. Prizes per Sweepstakes are as follows:

· April 29 Sweepstakes, 150 travel coffee mugs, approximate retail value (“ARV”): $3.15; 300 laptop decals, ARV: $0.47; random prizes (30 Topic tote bags, ARV: $5.00; and 50 Airpod case covers, ARV: $1.50); 40 one-year subscriptions to Topic, ARV: $60; free Spin, no ARV; and additional entry in Topic’s Criminally Good Sweepstakes, no ARV. The total ARV of all prizes for the April 31 Sweepstakes is $3,240.50.

· April 30 Sweepstakes, 270 travel coffee mugs; 474 laptop decals; random prizes (40 Topic tote bags and 85 Airpod case covers); 60 one-year subscriptions to Topic; free Spin; and additional entry in Topic’s Criminally Good Sweepstakes. The total ARV of all prizes for the April 30 Sweepstakes is $4,999.78.

· May 1 Sweepstakes, 80 travel coffee mugs; 225 laptop decals; random prizes (20 Topic tote bags and 40 Airpod case covers); 20 one-year subscriptions to Topic; free Spin; and additional entry in Topic’s Criminally Good Sweepstakes. The total ARV of all prizes for the May 1 Sweepstakes is $1,717.75.

Prizes are nontransferable, and there are no substitutions except at the discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor not responsible for loss, delay, or damage in delivery of prizes. All expenses not expressly provided for herein will be the sole responsibility of winners, including but not limited to any government taxes. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules. If there are prizes remaining on the Prize Wheel at the end of a Sweepstakes, those prizes will not be awarded and will not carry over to a subsequent Sweepstakes.

Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in a Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent to allow each of the Promotion Entities to use each winner’s name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, hometown, and state for promotional purposes in connection with the Promotion only, in any media worldwide without further payment or consideration. (TN residents need not so consent.)

General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of a Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. If there is any conflict between any term of these Official Rules and any of the entry or marketing materials used in connection with the Promotion, the terms of the Official Rules will govern. If for any reason, a Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause that corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes. If Sponsor terminates a Sweepstakes, it will not award remaining prizes for that Sweepstakes. If Sponsor terminates or modifies a Sweepstakes, Sponsor will post notice at the Topic booth.

Release: By entering a Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless each of the Promotion Entities and Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action including, without limitation, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in a Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of the prize.

Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants or printing errors; (ii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process of a Sweepstakes; (iii) technical or human error that may occur in the administration of a Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (iv) lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected entries; or (v) malfunctioning of the Prize Wheel. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in a Sweepstakes, provided that, if it is not possible to award another entry because of discontinuance of the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, for any reason.

Disputes: Entrant agrees that: (i) all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or the prizes awarded must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court located in the County of New York, New York; (ii) all claims, judgments and awards will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering a Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

Winners List: To receive the names of the winners for each Sweepstakes of prizes valued at more than $25, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Topic’s Criminally Good Prize Wheel Sweepstakes Winners List, Topic, 114 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. Requests for the winners list must be received within 60 days of the end of the Promotion Period and must specify the date for which you are seeking winners.

Sponsor: Topic, 114 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, or Twitter.