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Official Rules: Ally Bank’s Pin to Play Sweepstakes



By entering the Sweepstakes, you accept and agree to these Official Rules as well as the decisions of Ally Financial Inc. (“Sponsor”) and Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc. (“Administrator”).

SWEEPSTAKES SCHEDULE: Sweepstakes starts January 6, 2014 at 8:00 AM ET and ends February 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET (“Sweepstakes Period”).

HOW TO ENTER: You must have a Pinterest account to participate. Creating a Pinterest account is free and can be done by visiting  Then, follow Ally Bank on Pinterest at – the official Ally Bank page on Pinterest (“Sweepstakes Website”). By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and acknowledge that you will be contacted by Administrator via your Pinterest account, should you be selected as a potential winner. Finally, re-pin as many items as you like from any of Ally Bank’s pin boards to any of your own public (not secret) pin boards.

ENTRY RESTRICTIONS: Only items re-pinned from Ally Bank’s pin boards will count for Sweepstakes entry. You may re-pin as many items as you like; however only one (1) re-pinned item is necessary for entry. Selection of item(s) pinned by Entrant will not have any bearing on winner selection. Items re-pinned from any other pin boards will not result in Sweepstakes entry. At least one (1)  from the Ally Bank pin board must be re-pinned; “liking” items Ally Bank pin board will not result in entry. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. (And, a given person may only use one (1) Pinterest account to participate in the Sweepstakes). Any attempt by any person to obtain more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different Pinterest accounts, or any other methods will void all that person’s entries and that entrant will be disqualified.  In the event of a dispute, an entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Pinterest account used to enter the Sweepstakes. Entry into the Sweepstakes will not be acknowledged.

FOUR WEEKLY WINNERS:  One (1) potential winner each week during the Sweepstakes Period will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received on the following dates – 1/14/14, 1/21/14, 1/28/14, and 2/4/14. Drawings will be conducted by Administrator, an independent judging agency. Potential winners will be contacted via Pinterest by Administrator and may also be required to complete, execute and return a Declaration of Eligibility and a Publicity Release (where lawful) within indicated time period. If potential winner fails to timely contact Administrator or claim the prize for any reason; fails to timely return a properly executed Declaration/Release; or is determined to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, he/she will be disqualified and will forfeit the prize. If disqualified, an alternate winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible entries received.  Entries not selected for any weekly prize award will be retained for subsequent drawings.

FOUR (4) PRIZES/ODDS OF WINNING: Each Weekly Prize is a $150 Amazon Gift Card. Total Approximate Retail Value of all Prizes: $600. Gift Cards are subject to terms of Issuer. No prize substitution except by Sponsor due to prize unavailability for any reason and only then for prize of comparable value. Prize is not transferable or assignable. All unspecified expenses in conjunction with acceptance/use of prize are winner’s sole responsibility. Odds of winning depend on total number of eligible entries received.   

ELIGIBILITY: Officers, employees, and directors (as well as their immediate families) of Ally Financial Inc. (“Sponsor”), Octane Digital, LLC DBA Embark Digital, iCrossing, Inc., Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc., their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies are not eligible to enter or win the prize. “Immediate families” means one’s spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings and their children (i.e., nieces and nephews), regardless of where they live.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION. By participating, you agree to comply with any and all policies, community standards and guidelines of Pinterest at all times. Neither Sponsor nor Administrator are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription/capture/recordation of entries or entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data or voice transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or Website, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or television related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes. (The preceding includes but is not limited to filtering by Pinterest.) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE), TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor’s or Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules in a given instance shall not constitute the waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being executed as planned, or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of Entrants, technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of Administrator and/or Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect entry (and/or the entrant responsible for same) and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Administrator will select the winners from among all eligible entries received prior to and/or after the action taken by Sponsor/Administrator or otherwise in a manner determined by Sponsor/Administrator to be fair, appropriate and consistent with these Official Rules. Notice of such action will be posted on the Sweepstakes Website.

RELEASES:  By participating, to the fullest extent permitted by law, entrants release and agree to hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies, as well as the directors, officers, agents, shareholders, representatives, employees, successors and assigns of any of the above organizations, as well as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest, from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by their participation, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the prize. Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its designees to use winner’s name, hometown, likeness, statements and other personally identifiable information for Sweepstakes, advertising and marketing purposes in any media throughout the world without additional prize, incentive, consideration, consent or review.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Pinterest. Twitter, or Google+.

ENTRANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected online is subject to Ally Financial Inc.’s Privacy Policy available at By entering the Sweepstakes, you are providing your information to Ally Financial, Inc., not to  Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Google+.

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION/DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or the awarding of prizes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than 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, Entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.

GENERAL: Should any provision of these Official Rules be determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalid/illegal/unenforceable provision shall be severed from these Official Rules and replaced with a substitute provision that is valid, legal and enforceable and most closely captures the original intent of Sponsor. The determination of the invalidity/illegality/unenforceability of a given provision of these Official Rules shall in no way affect the validity, legality or enforceability of any other provision of these Official Rules.

WINNERS: To receive name of the winners, visit and enter the Promo Code “AllyBankPintoPlay”.  Winner’s list will be available after March 1, 2014.

SPONSOR:  Ally Financial Inc., 200 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243.

ADMINISTRATOR: Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc., 1000 N. Opdyke Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326.


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