Please Read Before Entering the Sweepstakes


Sponsor is NYC Bike Share (NYCBS), Operators of the Citi Bike program.

  1. Eligibility: The Citi Bike Angel Sweepstakes (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of New York or New Jersey who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of NYCBS (“Main Sponsors”), and their parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, suppliers as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. By entering this Promotion, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may, at Sponsor’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this Promotion are final and binding in all respects.

  2. Promotion Period: The Promotion begins on at 6:00am Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on at 10pm ET (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Promotion.

  3. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, selected Citi Bike members can opt in to the Citi Bike Angels program, where they can accrue points for certain trips made within a weekday time frame (as specified in the invitation email). Once participants have accrued 8 points, they will automatically be entered into the sweepstakes for the 2nd prize and once participants have accrued 16 points, they will automatically be entered into the sweepstakes for the grand prize. Individuals can also enter for free by mail in accordance with Section 8 below.

  4. Citi Bike representatives who are reviewing the trip data have the authority to determine if participants have successfully met the program criteria. Their decision is final.

  5. Limit: One entry per prize category (grand prize or 2nd prize) person. Anyone who enters a prize category multiple times will be disqualified.

  6. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's plays/entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

  7. By submitting their name and email address, participants are wilfully opting into receiving communication from Sponsor at a future date regarding the Citi Bike program.

  8. Mail-in Entry: To enter the Promotion for free by mail, send a postcard and clearly and legibly hand print your name, complete street address, daytime telephone number, e-mail address, birthdate, and which prize category (grand prize or 2nd prize) you are entering to win on a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper and mail it in a hand-addressed #10 envelope to: “Citi Bike Angels Sweepstakes” c/o NYC Bicycle Share, 5202 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Requests must be received by the end of the Promotion Period. Limit one mail-in entry per prize category.

  9. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Winner selection will be conducted by a random drawing for each prize category from all eligible entries for that prize category on or after the 9th of the following month.

  1. Any potential winner will be notified by mail, email, and/or telephone. If a potential winner: (i) cannot be contacted; (ii) does not respond within five (5) days from the date Sponsor first tries to notify him/her; (iii) fails to return the Affidavit and Release as specified in Rule 15; (iv) refuses the prize; and/or (v) the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Promotion or receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Promotion, including without limitation the execution of required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, and, at Sponsor’s discretion, successful completion of a background check, such individual will be declared a “winner” of the Promotion.

  2. PRIZE DESCRIPTIONS. There will be two (2) prize winners for the Promotion: the grand prize is one (1) MasterCard prepaid gift card (ARV $400) and the 2nd prize is one (1) MasterCard prepaid gift card (ARV $100).

  3. TAXES. All federal, state, and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.

  4. ODDS OF WINNING. The odds of winning this Promotion depend on the number of eligible entries received.

  5. NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

  6. CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the Promotion, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, judging organization (if applicable), and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) entry into the Promotion constitutes the consent of the entrant, without further compensation, to use his/her name, likeness, biographical data, and contact information for editorial, advertising, marketing, publicity, and administrative purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Promotion and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity release; and (iv) if a prize involves travel or activities, any potential winner and travel companion (if applicable) may be required to execute releases of the Sponsor from any and all liability with respect to participation in such travel/activities and/or use of the prize. Affidavits and releases must be returned within five (5) days from the date that Sponsor first tries to notify the potential winner. Sponsor may conduct a background check to confirm any potential winner’s eligibility and compliance with these rules. By entering, you agree to cooperate reasonably with any such background check. If the prize includes participation in any public event(s) or publicity, or if Sponsor Entities intend to publicize the winner in any way, and if a background check reveals that a potential winner has engaged in conduct that could damage the reputation or business of any Sponsor Entity, as determined by Sponsor in its discretion, the potential winner may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. If winner is deemed to be a minor under the jurisdiction of his/her residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who must execute the necessary affidavit and release and, if applicable, must accompany winner on the trip (no additional travel expenses will be awarded should a parent or legal guardian be required to accompany the winner on the trip).

  7. PRIVACY POLICY. Any personal information collected in conjunction with this Sweepstakes from participants is subject to the Motivate Privacy Notice available at

  8. DISCLAIMERS. (i) Sponsor not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor’s servers or elsewhere. (ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or otherwise attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion. (iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure, or technical failures of any sort. (iv) Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Promotion, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution, or production errors, and may cancel, terminate or modify or cancel this Promotion based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. In no event will Sponsor be responsible for awarding more than the number of prizes specified in these rules. (v) In the event this Promotion is cancelled or terminated, pursuant to subparagraph (iii) or (iv), Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. (vi) SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS PROMOTION OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. (vii) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. (viii) The value(s) of the prize(s) set forth above represent Sponsor’s good faith determination of the approximate retail value(s) thereof; the actual fair market value(s) as ultimately determined by Sponsor are final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event the stated approximate retail value(s) of a prize is more than the actual fair market value of that prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. No substitution or compensation will be given for any portion of the prize that is not used.

  9. APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Promotion will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in New York, New York. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of New York and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of New York. To the extent permitted by applicable law, all judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Promotion and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental, and/or consequential damages.

  10. WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT. For the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, within six (6) months of the drawing date, to: Winner Announcement, “Citi Bike Angels Sweepstakes” NYC Bike Share, 5202 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220.

  11. Rules Request: For a copy of these official rules, send a legal-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Citi Bike Angels Sweepstakes – Official Rules, Attn: NYC Bike Share 5202 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 prior to the end of the Promotion Period. Vermont residents may omit return postage with Official Rules requests.

  12. SPONSORSHIP. This Promotion is sponsored by NYC Bike Share, LLC, 5202 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (the “Sponsor”).