SkillSweet is an online gaming site where you have several choices of how to play the games to compete for the highest score to win prizes in quick, weekly and monthly tournaments. (1) Visitor/unregistered user (“Visitor”): as a Visitor, you cannot use any site features or win or compete for prizes, (2) Registered/Free user/Pay-As-You-Go (“Practice Membership”): as a Practice Membership player, you can play any and all games and use all site features, and win prizes, (3) Registered/Subscription user (“Contestant Membership”, also referred to as “Contestant”): as a Contestant, you have all the benefits of the Practice Membership, and additionally, you automatically get 500 coins per month. The rest of the Official Rules apply to Practice and Contestant Memberships.
OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“TERRITORY”) WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER (19 IN ALABAMA OR NEBRASKA, 21 IN MISSISSIPPI) AT TIME OF ENTRY (“CONTESTANT”) WHO HAVE INTERNET ACCESS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, RESTRICTED OR TAXED BY LAW. YOU MUST BE PHYSICALLY LOCATED IN THE TERRITORY IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE. Employees of: Acotel Interactive (the "Sponsor") and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent companies, representatives, any prize providers, advertising, promotion and publicity agencies ("Sponsor and its agents") and all other companies involved in the development and execution of this website (“Released Parties”) and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household of each are not eligible to play or win. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
By entering any tournament (also referred to as “Contest”) on this site, all contestants accept and agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules, the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding and to be contacted by Sponsor or its agents by email, mail and/or telephone regarding these tournaments. By entering any of the tournaments or playing any of the games, each contestant represents and warrants that he or she meets the eligibility requirements and acknowledges that failure to meet all eligibility requirements will disqualify participant from any tournament or from winning any prize.
HOW TO PLAY:
As a Practice or Contestant member, you will be able to participate in online tournaments, which take place on an ongoing basis (as described below) in which contestants will compete to beat the current highest scores in order to win available prizes (as described below). In order to play and be eligible for the prizes outlined below, you must sign up for a Practice Membership or Contestant Membership which you can do anytime while the tournament is occurring.
POWER LEVEL: COINS & ENERGY: Power Level measures how many game plays the user has left. In order to play for prizes, players must have Power. Power Level recharges over time or can be immediately refilled by buying coins.
Skillsweet Contestant Membership automatically gets 500 coins for $9.99 per month. If Contestants runs out of coins they can purchase more coins to buy more energy to continue playing and competing to win prizes. With the Practice Membership users fill up by buying more coins. There are several Power Packs registered users can choose from:
- $2.99 = 20 coins
- $4.99 = 40 coins
- $9.99 = 100 coins
- $19.99 = 400 coins
- $29.99 = 1000 coins
- $49.99 = 2500 coins
HOW TO PLAY FOR FREE:
You can play without purchasing coins. Your power bar is automatically “replenished” to an equivalent of 5 games every hour.
Starting on February 12, 2013, there will be quick tournaments (“Quick Tournaments”), weekly tournaments (“Weekly Tournament”), and monthly tournaments (“Monthly Tournament”). The Quick tournaments may last 48 hours (duration of Quick tournaments may vary from time to time), Weekly tournaments will last 24 x 7 hours, and the Monthly tournaments will last 24x7x30 hours. The top five (5) scorers as of 11:59:59 pm ET at the end of the Quick/Week/Month that applies (based on contestant’s best score during the tournament period and subject to Sponsor’s verification) in each type of tournament (Quick, Weekly or Monthly) will win the prizes as set forth below, pending verification. End times for all tournaments will be posted on the site.
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||4th Place||5th Place|
|Quick||350 coins||180 coins||120 coins||100 coins||75 coins|
|Weekly||1000 Coins||180 coins||120 coins||100 coins||75 coins|
|Monthly||5000 Coins||180 coins||120 coins||100 coins||75 coins|
Prizes and prize awarding procedures are subject to change from time to time, and are at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
If any contestant stops playing prior to the game’s conclusion, that score will not be stored in the database. Only the top five (5) scorers at tournament end time are considered as the winners.
All scores for any tournament will be tracked by the Sponsor, which will be deemed the official scorer for all purposes. The Sponsor’s clock is the official timekeeper for the Contest. At the end of each Quick tournament period, all players will have their points erased and reset at zero. At the end of each Weekly tournament period, all players will have their points erased and reset at zero. At the end of each Monthly tournament period, all players will have their points erased and reset at zero.
PRIZES & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”): Prizes that are available to be awarded are as follows:
Quick Tournaments: One (1) Quick First Place Prize Winner will receive 350 coins. One (1) 2nd Place Prize Winner will receive a 180 coins; one (1) 3rd Place Prize Winner will receive a 120 coins; one (1) 4th Place Prize Winner will receive a 100 coins, and one (1) 5th Place Prize Winner will receive a 75 coins.
Weekly Tournaments: One (1) Weekly First Place Prize Winner will receive their choice of 1000 Coins. One (1) 2nd Place Prize Winner will receive a 180 coins; one (1) 3rd Place Prize Winner will receive a 120 coins; one (1) 4th Place Prize Winner will receive a 100 coins, and one (1) 5th Place Prize Winner will receive a 75 coins.
Monthly Tournaments: One (1) Monthly First Place Prize Winner will receive 5000 coins. One (1) 2nd Place Prize Winner will receive 180 coins; one (1) 3rd Place Prize Winner will receive 120 coins; one (1) 4th Place Prize Winner will receive 100 coins, and one (1) 5th Place Prize Winner will receive 75 coins.
Merchandise prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes are non-assignable or transferable. No substitution permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any merchandise prize (or portion thereof) with a prize (or portion thereof) of equal or greater value in the event offered prize is unavailable. Prize recipients will be responsible for payment of all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with the awarding of their respective prizes. Any other incidental expenses on any prize not specified herein is the sole responsibility of each prize recipient.
If you are determined the winner of a Coin prize after verification, your account will automatically refill with the awarded amount of coins. If you are determined the winner of a merchandise prize (Weekly First Place, Monthly First Place), you will be contacted by email and your prize will be sent to you via mail. In order to claim a prize, you must provide an ID (Federal or State Government issued) as proof of identity.
Each Contestant who wins over $600 in prizes during a calendar year will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, W-9 within ten (10) days of notification or he/she may be disqualified and deemed to have voluntarily forfeited the prize, and the next highest scoring Contestant may be determined as the alternate WINNER. If a winner cannot be contacted, or is contacted and does not respond as directed within ten (10) days of attempted contact, or refuses the prize or is ineligible to accept the prize, or has not complied with these Official Rules, or has made false statements or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be determined. Although we will use reasonable efforts to comply with IRS requirements, you agree that Released Parties will not be liable to you or any third party for any liabilities, damages, costs or expenses of any kind which you or such third party may incur as a result of any acts, errors or omissions of Released Parties in their efforts to comply with the IRS requirements, and that you agree that you remain solely responsible for paying all federal, state and other taxes that apply in your state of residence and that you will indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses incurred as a result of (a) inaccuracies or omissions in any W-9 or other IRS form which you submit to Sponsor.
Winning constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use each Contestant’s name, entry, hometown, likeness, prize won, statements, photograph, video (all at Sponsor’s discretion) for future promotion, advertising, publicity in any and all media (including online posting on Acotel Interactive and/or SkillSweet’s website) now or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, attribution or permission.
Contestants may participate in as many Quick, Weekly or Monthly Tournaments as they want but there are limits to the number of prizes they can earn. Starting Dec 1, 2013 those limits are: A maximum of 6 prizes per calendar month. Limit one first prize on a monthly tournament per year and limit one first prize on a weekly tournament every 6 months.
The Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any Contestant who engages in conduct Sponsor deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Contest or any tournament or detrimental to other Contestants. Such improper conduct includes, but is not limited to, falsifying personal information required during registration or prize claim, violating any Official Rules stated herein, or winning using illegal methods or unfair tactics. Any other action designed to disrupt the opposing Contestant’s is prohibited. Contestant further acknowledges that the forfeiture of a prize and/or return of a prize shall in no way prevent Sponsor from pursuing other avenues of recourse such as criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct. Any attempt by a Contestant to deliberately undermine the legitimate operations of any tournament or game is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such Contestant to the fullest extent permitted by law and to disqualify such Contestant from the tournament or game. Released Parties are not responsible for the actions of Contestants in connection with any tournament or game, including Contestant’s attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of any tournament or game.
Contestants must comply with any security procedures, measures and instructions imposed by the Sponsor who reserves the right in their sole discretion to suspend or cancel Contestant’s participation due to any non-compliance with instructions, security procedure or inappropriate behavior or misconduct.
Each Contestant further understands that neither the Sponsor nor its agents will be responsible for any technical malfunctions or other reasons they cannot compete.
By entering any of the tournaments, Contestants agree to (i) these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, its prize provider and its agents which are final and binding in all respects, and (ii) to indemnify and hold harmless Released Parties from any and all liability, injuries, including, without limitation, personal injuries and/or damage to property, caused or claimed to be caused by, related to, or arising out of participating in these tournaments or the acceptance, possession, shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of any prize awarded and/or from Contestant’s fraudulent or wrongful acts or omissions. Released Parties are not responsible if tournaments cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to unavailability, etc. Sponsor has the right to cancel, terminate or modify any of the tournaments if they cannot be completed as planned due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical failures, or other conditions beyond Sponsor's control. Sponsor is not responsible for any software or hardware failure, or failure to contact Contestants, whether due to technical or human error.
In the event of an outage of power, accidental unplugging, system freeze or some other event not in either Sponsor’s or Contestant’s control that would not allow the Contestant to finish the game, the game will be restarted from the beginning.
By participating in any tournament or game, the Contestant agrees that (1) the Released Parties are not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Contest, including but not limited to: errors in the advertising, Rules, selection and announcement of the winners and distribution of the prizes; (2) All disputes, claims and causes of action at law or in equity (individually, “Claim”) arising out of or relating to this Contest, the meaning or interpretation of the Rules or any prize awarded shall be resolved by applying the laws of New York, without regard to conflict of laws provisions therein, and shall be solely and exclusively brought in the state or federal courts within that state; (3) All Claims shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and all Claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event include attorneys’ fees, and under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses and waives all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
Sponsor reserves the right to deny access and/or prizes to any player who is found to reside outside the geographical areas where tournaments are available or to anyone who uses proxy servers and/or IP addresses from geographical areas where tournaments are not available. Tournaments are currently available for residents of Mexico, Brazil and the U.S.
A list of winners will be posted on the site. For a list of the winners, available thirty (30) days after each tournament, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: SkillSweet, 80 Pine, 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005
Acotel Interactive 80 Pine Street, 29th Floor New York, NY 10005
Prize providers such as Paypal are not sponsors of this tournament. Their name(s) are for purposes of promotion and/or prize description only and such use is not intended to suggest or imply the prize provider’s approval, sponsorship or endorsement of this promotion.