Official Rules

Legal Stuff: Price Wizards scours the internet to find and package items together to create amazing experiences and once-in-a-lifetime deals. We use this platform to provide you the opportunity to use their skill of estimating prices of items to win prizes. It’s all above board, but, as a result, there are a number of Official Rules you should know and certain legal restrictions that apply. We strongly urge you to carefully read and review our Official Rules before playing.

  • Price Wizards, LLC (“Sponsor”) is not responsible for illegible, lost, late, incomplete, misdirected, or undeliverable email; or for any computer, telephone, satellite, cable, network, electronic or internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability, or garbled, corrupt or jumbled transmissions, service provider/internet/website/use net accessibility, availability, or traffic congestion, or any technical, typographical, or other error, or unauthorized human intervention, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of registration information, or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information.

  • By entering contests, you agree: (a) to be bound by these Official Rules and by all applicable laws and conditions of Price Wizards, LLC, which shall be binding and final; (b) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules; (c) to waive all of your rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against any of the Sponsor in connection with that contest; and (d) to forever and irrevocably agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless each of the Sponsor from any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, causes of action, proceedings, demands, fines, penalties, liability costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys’ fees) that may arise in connection with your participation in a contest (including any Prize). The Prize(s) that may be awarded to the eligible Winner(s) (“Winner”) is not transferable. Price Wizards, LLC, reserved the right to cancel, modify, or suspend any Contest at any time in its sole discretion.

  • In the event of a dispute regarding Entries received from multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account at the time of Entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.

  • Unless otherwise noted, no contest item is sponsored or endorsed by the respective company. All names, logos, and distinctive symbols should not be interpreted as an endorsement.  

And of course, contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

Without further ado, the Official Rules:

Official Rules apply to every package we run -- but, on occasion, we have additional information or requirements. It is important that you closely read the requirements and take all provided information into account when playing.

How to play:

By participating, the Participant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the conditions of Price Wizards final and binding as it relates to the content of this contest. You must create an account and agree to our Terms of Service. Once an account is created, you may enter the contests.

Who can play

While many packages are open to legal residents of the 50 States and the District of Columbia, You must be at least 18 years old or older to play at the time of Entry. Contests are prohibited in Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington State, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, Vermont, Montana, Iowa, and Michigan.

Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor (collectively the “Employees”), or Prize Provider, and members of their immediate families and households, are not eligible to win.

When can I play/Entry Process

The start date and time (listed as “Package Live”), along with the number of open entries (listed as “Entries Open”), is listed on each package page. Once the number of eligible entries is full, the package closes and a winner is selected. In order to qualify as an eligible entry, You must submit estimate(s) and complete payment. Estimates submitted without payment are not considered eligible. Entries must be received between the start and end time. Prizes, depending on time constraints, will remain open for up to one year. In the event the package does not receive the necessary number of entries to close, refunds will be issued and the package will be closed. All dates and times are Eastern Time.

Contests are made up of two parts: the number of entries, and the estimates themselves. Odds of winning prizes depend entirely on the accuracy of estimates, along with the number of entries submitted. In order to submit an estimate(s), you enter the Estimated Price to the right of each listed item, which will result in a total estimated value of the package. Estimates are entered in USD and are restricted to two decimals.

How a Winner is chosen:

First consideration:

The participant whose estimated total price of the package most closely matches the total price of the package wins.

Second consideration: (Occurs if more than one participant’s estimate is closest to the total price of the package.)

Winner is determined by the average estimated price difference per item.

Example:

Correct Prices

Item 1: $150

Item 2: $150

Item 2: $150

Total Price: $450

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Player One:

Item 1: $200 - Difference of $50

Item 2: $100 - Difference of $50

Item 3: $150 - No difference

Total Estimated Price: $450

Average difference of $33.33 per item

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Player Two:  

Item 1: $ 140   - Difference of $10

Item 2: $ 150  -  No difference

Item 3: $ 160   - Difference of $10

Total Estimated Price: $450  

 

Average difference of $ 6.66  per item  

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In the above example Player Two would win, with the average estimate price difference being less than Player One.

Third Consideration: (Occurs if the average estimated price difference is the same for more than one participant.)

First miss eliminates a player.

Correct Prices

Item 1: $150

Item 2: $150

Item 2: $150

Total Price: $450

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Player One:

Item 1: $ 140   - Difference of $10

Item 2: $ 150  -  No difference

Item 3: $ 160   - Difference of $10

Total Estimated Price: $450

Average difference of $6.66 per item

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Player Two:  

Item 1: $160 - $10

Item 2: $140 - $10

Item 3: $150 - $0

Total Estimated Price: $450  

 

Average difference of $ 6.66  per item  

In the above example, each player has the same average difference per item, but the estimated prices are in a different order. In this example, Player One would win with the first correctly estimated price of the item.

Fourth consideration: (This occurs if more than one participant has met the established criteria above.)

The participant with the closest estimated average price of the items listed in the respective package’s tiebreaker wins.

Fifth Consideration: In the event of a tie totaling more than 10% of total participants, an additional tiebreaker will be posted, where participants will estimate the price of individual items while under a time limit. Once this tiebreaker is applied, the Second, Third, and Fourth Considerations will apply. This process repeats until less than 10% of participants remain. If three total tiebreakers result and more than 10% of participants remain, the contest shall be deemed void and refunds issued.

Sixth Consideration: In the event of a tie, the prize will be awarded in the form of its cash equivalent and evenly split.

Winners

Following the close of a package, we will notify the Winner via email within 72 hours. Winners will need to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability. If the winner does not sign one of the required forms, does not get in contact with us, or is deemed ineligible, they will be disqualified and the prize awarded to the next eligible participant. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Price Wizards to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY  THE WINNER (AT PRICE WIZARDS’ SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS THE WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS A WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

Rights granted by you: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), you understand and agree that Price Wizards or anyone acting on behalf of Price Wizards and Price Wizards licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.

You are estimating the price of items, some of which are one-of-a-kind. In the event that a prize is awarded and the item is no longer available, it will be awarded in the form of cash. In addition, winners have the option of requesting their prize in the form of cash. The maximum cost to enter is determined by the entry fee multiplied by the total number of entries. In summary, the minimum number of Entries is One (1), the maximum number of entries is the number of eligible openings per package.

Some prizes include airfares and reservations, which require travel within one month of the dates specified in the package. Prize value may vary depending on point of departure, travel dates and fare/rate fluctuations. Travel reservations are made in accordance with the corresponding item’s cash value. For international travel, you are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel authorizations, visas, or other documentation. All other expenses are the responsibility of the participant. Travel restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Price Wizards is not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions, or any act or omission of any third person with respect to the trip. Lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates or similar items once they are in your possession, will not be replaced. The winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary.

Prizes including sport tickets are awarded in accordance with corresponding item’s cash value. Prize value may vary depending on fare/rate fluctuations.

Other Tidbits You Should Know

Pricing: Unless otherwise noted, item pricing is based on online prices offered by sources within four hours of the posted date and time of the package. While some items are unique, multiple prices may be offered by different sources. In these cases, the source is provided in the item description. Final price determination is at the sole discretion of Price Wizards.

An item’s price is the price quoted before sales, promotions, discounts, or any additional price change is applied, unless otherwise noted. Additionally, submitted estimates should factor in  taxes, shipping, or additional added fees, unless otherwise specified.

For items found on eBay, the price is based on the “Buy It Now” price, unless an earlier price is presented indicated by “Was:”). If an item has ended, the price is based on the “List Price.”

All prices are quoted in US Dollars. Currency conversions (both in estimates and pricing) are based on IRS currency conversion rates. In the event currency conversions are required, it will be made clear on the package page. All pricing and conversions should disregard digits after the hundredths place, do not round.

Some sources for pricing are universal and standard across packages, unless otherwise noted. Hotel pricing is taken directly from quotes offered on hotel’s web reservation system, while all flight pricing quotes are provided by Google Flight Matrix. All hotel pricing (including tiebreakers) is based on two adults, no children, unless otherwise noted. Similarly, all airline points pricing is derived directly from quotes offered online by the airline and the rate is also based on two adults, unless otherwise noted.

Taxes: Uncle Sam wants his money, and we’re here to help you. Depending on the value of the package, Price Wizards will issue tax forms when you win. All taxes directly associated with prize earnings are covered by Price Wizards.

Hotel and Flight Taxes: All estimates and pricing related to hotels and flights should include taxes, fees, levies, VAT, service charges, and other standard added costs quoted by the source. Dates are based on the travel dates listed in the title of the package.   

Tickets: Ticket price estimates should not include fees, taxes, or additional costs added to the base price itself.

Tiebreakers: Tiebreaker questions are used for -- you guessed it -- tiebreakers. Tiebreaker questions are often more difficult than estimating the price of items, and require more time to figure out. Packages do not include tiebreaker items, and the estimates provided to tiebreakers are only considered in the event of a tie.

Odds calculator: Package Odds Calculator is not an official calculator of overall odds. Estimates substantially affect overall odds of winning, while the odds calculated by the Package Odds Calculator calculate odds based on the number of submitted Entries.

Estimate Retail Value: The Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”).  The Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) may vary. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded. The ARV may vary based on, among other things, availability, existing rates at time of booking, dates of travel, and point of departure. Sponsor will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the ARV of the Grand Prize. ERVs are rounded to the nearest ten dollars and may not be the ARV of the package itself.