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The object of the Contest is to create an original still photograph of an individual or individuals going to great lengths to charge their mobile devices that captures the theme “Don’t Be That Guy!” (the “Entry” or “Entries”).  You must post/submit your Entry via a public Instagram account and include the hashtag #socketsuckers (the “Hashtag”), in accordance with these Official Rules to be eligible.  One (1) or more representative(s) of mophie (the “Judges”) will select the most compelling Entry in accordance with these Official Rules and based upon criteria set forth in the Selection of Winners (Section 5) below to determine the Daily Prize Winner/Winners and Grand Prize Winner (defined below).


1. CONTEST PERIOD:  The Contest begins on December 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) and ends on January 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST (“Contest Period”).  Entries must be shared/posted, submitted and received within the Contest Period to be valid and eligible for the Contest.  Sponsor’s computer system is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.


2. ELIGIBILITY:  Entry in the Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States or Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and have a valid public Instagram account and a valid personal e-mail account.


Employees of mophie, LLC (“mophie” or “Sponsor”) and its subsidiaries, affiliates, sales representatives, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, directors, officers and contractors, (“Contest Entities”) and each of their immediate family members and persons living in their same household are not eligible.  Individuals who previously won a prize from Sponsor in any contest or sweepstakes during the previous one (1) year period are ineligible to enter the Contest.  All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.  Entry in the Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.  Entrant understands that he/she is providing his/her information to Sponsor and not to Facebook or Instagram.


3. HOW TO ENTER:  During the Contest Period, you may enter the Contest by posting/submitting your Entry via Instagram as specified below.  Data and message rates may apply.  Be sure to consult your wireless provider.  Sponsor is not responsible for any charges wireless service providers may charge entrant.   

Instagram Entry.  To enter the Contest, you must:

(i)        Be a follower of mophie’s Instagram account at http:/

(ii)       Prepare your Entry by creating an original still photograph of an individual or individuals going to great lengths to charge their mobile devices that captures the theme “Don’t Be That Guy!”

(iii)      You must use the hashtag #socketsuckers on your Entry to be eligible to win.  Post/submit your Entry.

(iv)     Entrant’s Instagram profile must be set to “public” for the duration of the Contest Period to be eligible. 

(v)      Entrant can unfollow @mophie on Instagram and set his/her profile to “private” at any time after the end of the Contest Period.

(vi)     All access and use of Instagram must be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Instagram Terms of Use found at


ENTRY LIMIT:  Limit one (1) Entry post/submission per person, per day, per Instagram account, during the Contest Period.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same e-mail or Instagram account. 

Any attempt by any entrant to post/submit more than the permitted number of Entry posts/submissions by using multiple/different Instagram accounts, identities, registration, logins, addresses or through any other methods or violating any of these Official rules, may result in disqualification.


Please also note the following important entry requirements:

All Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account registered to the Instagram account that posted/submitted the Entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules.
Entry posts/submissions generated by script, macro, mechanical or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. 
All Entries posted/submitted become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. 
The Entries posted/submitted must not contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, bots, spyware or any other computer code that is intended to or may damage, interfere with, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.
Any Entry deemed inappropriate or unsuitable in any respect, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. Entries must be the original work of the entrants and must not have been previously published elsewhere or entered in another contest.  By posting/submitting an image/photograph, you confirm that it is original, violates no copyright laws, and that you have appropriate permission to use it. 
Entrant must have permission from all identifiable individuals who appear in the image/photograph to use their likeness in the image/photograph and to grant the rights set forth in these Official Rules.  If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor. 
By entering the Contest each entrant agrees that and all rights to his/her Entry, regardless of whether or not it is selected as the winning Entry, including but not limited to copyright and ownership, become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Sponsor shall have the exclusive right to use, reproduce, license, transfer or modify any Entry for any purpose, including without limitation television commercials, online commercials, print advertising, and collateral and other marketing items as Sponsor deems fit in its sole discretion.  If requested, entrant will within seven (7) days provide a signed release or other documentation in a form to be provided by Sponsor that Sponsor deems to be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the rights entrant is granting to use the Entry.   

Entries must not (a) contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement; (b) disparage Sponsor or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this contest; (c) contain material not created by entrant; (d) contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous; (e) contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or (f) contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the Entry is created.


4. PRIZES:  Twenty five (25) daily prizes (“Daily Prize” or “Daily Prizes”) and one (1) grand prize (“Grand Prize”) will be awarded in this Contest (collectively, the “Prizes”).  Each Daily Prize will consist of one (1) mophie powerstation duo XL and has an Approximate Retail Value of One Hundred Twenty Nine and 95/100 U.S. Dollars ($129.95 USD).  The Grand Prize will consist of one (1) of each of the following items:  Apple iPad mini, mophie juice pack battery case of Grand Prize winner’s choice, mophie Members Only jacket, mophie shirt and mophie hat; and has a total Approximate Retail Value of Five hundred fifty U.S. Dollars ($550.00 USD).  The Prizes are not redeemable for cash or substitution.  All expenses and taxes related to the Prizes, including federal, state and local taxes, are the sole responsibility of winner. 

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) requires Form 1099-MISC to be issued and filed for each Prize recipient who received a prize/award if the annual aggregate is at least Six Hundred U.S. Dollars ($600.00 USD) or more. Winners who are USA residents must complete and submit an IRS W-9 form to receive any prize. The Prize recipient is responsible for any income tax liability and should consult his/her tax advisor and/or independent counsel regarding prize winnings and for the proper tax treatment of this income on his/her tax return.



DAILY PRIZE WINNER:  During each day of the Contest Period, participants may post one Entry that fits the “Don’t Be That Guy!” theme in accordance with these Official Rules.  Any individual who participates on a given day is eligible to win a Daily Prize.  On or before 12:00 p.m. PST each day, the winning photograph will be selected by the Judges from eligible Entries received prior to 12:00 a.m. PST on the immediately prior calendar day.  Entries will be judged based on creativity/originality, quality of photograph, and relevance to Contest theme.  The participant who submitted the winning photograph for each day of the Contest Period will be declared the daily winner (“Daily Prize Winner” or “Daily Prize Winners”).           

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:  To be eligible to win the Grand Prize, a participant must have been a Daily Prize Winner in this Contest.  Each Daily Prize Winner’s photograph Entry will be included and featured collectively on Sponsor’s Facebook page (, Instagram account and/or website from January 6, 2014 to January 10, 2014.  The winning photograph for the Grand Prize will be selected by the Judges from among the eligible Daily Prize Winners’ Entries, based on creativity/originality, quality of photograph, and relevance to Contest theme by the Sponsor on January 10, 2014.  The Daily Prize Winner who submitted the winning photograph Entry for the Grand Prize will be declared the winner of the Grand Prize (“Grand Prize Winner”).                

The Judges’ and/or Sponsor’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to the Contest.


6. NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS:  Sponsor will announce the Daily Prize Winners each day by 12:00 p.m. PST by reposting the winning photograph from Sponsor’s Instagram account on its Facebook page ( The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on January 10, 2014 by 12:00 p.m. PST on Instagram. The winners will be notified on Instagram.  The winners must respond to mophie at the e-mail address provided in the notification within twenty-four (24) hours to avoid forfeiture of their Prizes.

The potential winner may be required to sign/acknowledge and return applicable tax forms, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and (where legal) Publicity Release to Sponsor within five (5) days from the notification date.  If a selected winner cannot be contacted; is ineligible; fails to claim a Prize; and/or where applicable, an appropriate tax form, Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and/or Publicity Release is not timely executed and delivered to Sponsor, or is incomplete or modified; if a Prize is returned as undeliverable; or if the potential winner fails to comply with any of the terms of these Official Rules; the potential winner may be disqualified, the Prize will be deemed forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate winner may selected from among all remaining valid, eligible entries received and the Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.  Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the Authorized Account Holder.  In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail account specified in the Entry.  “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.   Sponsor is not responsible for the failure of any communication, including without limitation, winner notifications via e-mail, Facebook, or Instagram that are the result of technical, system or transmission errors. Sponsor may cancel, modify or suspend the contest based upon any such error without liability at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

7. DELIVERY OF PRIZE:  The Prize may be claimed by the Prize winner: (i) at a location to be designated by Sponsor; or, at the Prize winner’s option, (ii) via shipment to a valid address specified by the Prize winner.  Winning the Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


8. GENERAL RULES:  By entering or participating in the Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects relative to the Contest.  Contest Entities are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information or technical failures of any kind; or for any claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the Prize; participation in this Contest or in any activity or travel related thereto or from any interaction with computer Contest information. Contest Entities make no warranties, and hereby disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with this Contest.


9. RELEASE AND INDEMNITY:  By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to defend, indemnify, release and hold the Contest Entities, Facebook and Instagram (collectively, the “Released Parties”) harmless from and against any and all losses, demands, damages, rights, claims, injuries, actions and liabilities of any kind arising out of or related to (i) entrant's participation in the Contest or (ii) entrant's participation in any prize-related activities (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s)).  Entrants assume all liability for any injury, death, or damage caused, or allegedly caused, in whole or in part, by participating in this Contest or receipt, use or redemption of the Prize.


10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail to be received by the Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest. Under no circumstances will Sponsor award more prizes than the prizes set forth above. In the event that any erroneous duplicative awarding of prizes occurs, the error shall be corrected and the prize awarded to the proper winner based on the criteria set forth above. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, legal challenges, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Contest, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Any disputes relating to this Contest or any prizes awarded in connection with the Contest shall be resolved individually without any resort to any form of class action, and any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest. Under no circumstances shall any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for other damages or have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY PROHIBIT OR LIMIT EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


11. GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION:  These Contest and Official Rules are governed in all respects by the laws of the United States and the State of California without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction.  Any action, suit or case arising out of, or in connection with, this Contest or these Official Rules must be brought in either the federal or state courts located in Orange County, California.


12. USE OF PERSONAL DATA:  When an entrant post/submits an Entry in the Contest, entrant may be requested by Sponsor to provide certain personal information, including but not limited to, entrant’s first and last name, physical mailing address, e-mail address, and account name, in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at  Entrants will be providing information to Sponsor, not to Facebook or Instagram.


13. PUBLICITY:  As a condition of entry into the Contest, except where prohibited by law, each entrant by entering and the winner by accepting the Prize grants to the Contest Entities a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, fully sublicenseable and transferable license and right to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the Contest entrant’s contest Entry, name, likeness, entry, nickname, user name, Instagram user name, city, state and/or biographical material (collectively, “Personal Data”), in any media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, permission or approval.


14. OFFICIAL RULES/WINNER’S LIST REQUESTS: To obtain a copy of these Official Rules or name(s) of winner(s), available for a period of thirty (30) days after the end of the Contest Period, visit or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: mophie’s “Don’t Be That Guy!” Photo Contest Official Rules/Winners List Request, 15101 Red Hill Avenue, Tustin, California 92780.


15. SPONSOR: This Contest is sponsored by mophie, LLC, 6244 Technology Avenue, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009, USA (“Sponsor”). 

mophie, juice pack and powerstation duo XL are a trademarks of mophie Inc.