2015 Bucket List Giveaway Official Rules

How do I enter?

There are two primary ways to enter. First, you can follow one or more of the Intentional Retirement Social Media sites. For example, like us on Facebook and you’ll get one entry. Follow our Pinterest page and get another entry. Ditto for Twitter and Instagram. If you already follow us on one of those then you’re already entered in the giveaway (see how easy that was).

Second, you can tell your friends about the site and encourage them to sign up for our Free Retirement Toolkit. If someone you refer signs up for the Toolkit, I’ll give each of you 5 entries in the giveaway (note: if you’re already signed up then you’ve already got 5 entries). For example, get 10 of your friends to sign up and you get 50 entries and they each get 5. The only catch is that I need to know who to give credit to, so you just need to let me know. There are two easy ways to do that. You can CC (or BCC) joe@intentionalretirement.com on the email when you tell your friends about the site. Then if any of the people in that email sign up, I’ll give you the credit. You can also just have your friend respond to the “Welcome” email they get after signing up to let me know who referred them. Bottom line, just let me know who to credit.

There is no purchase necessary to enter.  If you’d prefer not to sign up using the methods described above, you can send an email to joe@intentionalretirement.com and let me know that you’d like to enter and I will enter you into the giveaway.  If you don’t have internet access, you can enter by mailing a post card to: Intentional Retirement, Attn: Bucket List Giveaway, 11104 John Galt Blvd., Omaha, NE 68137.

We will not be gathering personal information from those entering the giveaway, other than that information described above (e.g. your email when you subscribe to our email updates or your username on various social media when you follow Intentional Retirement).  Because of that, if you win one of the prizes, you will be contacted (e.g. via email, Facebook message, etc.) and asked to provide us with the mailing address where we can send your prize.  If you don’t provide a mailing address (or are deemed to be ineligible to win the prize based on criteria described below (such as age or location), you will forfeit the prize and it will be given to someone else entered into the contest.  Winners also agree to have their first names mentioned in a blog post and/or at the Intentional Retirement social media outlets when we announce the winner.  If you happen to win the airline gift certificate, in addition to your name and address, you will be required to provide us with your Social Security number so we can provide you with a Form 1099 since the value of the gift exceeds $600.

Can I enter more than once?

Yes. Every time you do the things described above you’ll get an additional entry (or entries). And no, you can’t “like-unlike-relike” or “subscribe-unsubscribe-resubscribe” to get multiple entries. All of the entries will be cataloged in a spreadsheet and maintained throughout the year. Winners will be randomly drawn from that spreadsheet, so the more entries you have, the greater your odds of winning something.

What are my odds of winning?

Odds of winning will vary based on the number of people who enter the giveaway and how many times they enter.

Beginning and ending date of the giveaway

We will start taking entries for the giveaway on January 22, 2015 and the final prize will be awarded on December 31, 2015.  Those already signed up at one of the above locations (e.g. email list, Facebook page, Pinterest page, etc.) prior to January 22 will be included in the giveaway, but they are certainly welcome to opt out and decline the prize if they are selected as the winner.

Who can enter and geographic area of the giveaway

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  Must be an adult to enter (i.e. at least 18 years old or the age of majority in your state, whichever is higher).  Void where prohibited.  Residents of Rhode Island are excluded.

What are the prizes and when will winners be selected?

The prizes will vary from month-to-month, but will usually be in the $10-$25 price range.  I will give away at least one prize per month, but some months I may give away a maximum of four prizes (one for each bucket list post that I do).  Winners will be selected on Saturdays when I do a bucket list post that includes a giveaway.  Not all bucket list posts will include a giveaway.  Prizes will include things like books that I’m reading, books or guides that I’ve written, gear associated with certain bucket list items and things I pick up on my travels.  The grand prize is $1,000 gift card on the winner’s airline of choice.  I’ll give that away on New Year’s Eve of 2015.

The receipt by winner of the prize(s) offered in this giveaway is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.


Intentional Retirement reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the giveaway should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the giveaway. In such case, Joe Hearn may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to the action taken by Intentional Retirement. Intentional Retirement reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the giveaway or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.  Intentional Retirement has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the giveaway and to void entries for any reason.

Limitation of Liability

By entering you agree to release and hold harmless Intentional Retirement and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the giveaway and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or giveaway; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the giveaway or the processing of entries.


THIS GIVEAWAY IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND NEBRASKA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this giveaway, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this giveaway, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Nebraska having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.


The sponsor of this giveaway is Provisio Publishing, LLC (DBA Intentional Retirement) and is located at 11104 John Galt Blvd., Omaha, NE 68137.