Official Giveaway Rules for The Verywell Mind Podcast

How to Enter

No purchase is necessary to participate in The Verywell Mind Podcast giveaway (the “Giveaway”). A purchase will not enhance your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Giveaway is only open to legal residents in the United States who are eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry. 

Prior to entering, you will be prompted to sign into your Instagram account. If you do not have an account, please visit The Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. To enter during the Promotion Period, user must (i) like the Instagram post describing this giveaway, (ii) follow @verywell on Instagram, (iii) and leave a comment about the user’s favorite episode of The Verywell Mind Podcast or what the user likes about The Verywell Mind Podcast. Only one entry per Instagram username.

Each entry submitted in response to the Giveaway and in accordance with these rules will constitute an official entry. All entries become property of Verywell and will not be acknowledged or returned. Message and data rates may apply. 

By entering, you will be agreeing that your registration and any other information collected in connection with the Giveaway may be used in accordance with the Verywell Mind privacy policy and may be shared in an aggregated and anonymized form with Verywell Mind partners. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Verywell expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules for The Verywell Mind Podcast.

Promotion Period

Entries will be accepted online starting on or about July 25, 2021, and the Giveaway will continue indefinitely, on a monthly basis (the “Giveaway Period”). Verywell Mind reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Giveaway at any time, at its sole discretion, with no notice. One winner will be selected monthly, beginning on or about August 25, 2021.


Each weekly winner will receive one (1) The Verywell Mind Podcast sweatshirt. 

Winner Selection and Notification

One prize winner will be selected by Verywell Mind by using an online random number generator on a monthly basis during the Giveaway Period. Only one prize per Instagram username and email address will be permitted. The winner will be notified by a direct message via Instagram. The winner must have a valid email address to redeem prize. 

Verywell Mind is not responsible for failure to receive an entry for any reason, including but not limited to, submission and/or transmission failures, technical malfunctions and/or other conditions beyond its reasonable control. If the winner cannot be contacted or fails to claim the prize within ten (10) days from the time the award notification was sent, an alternate winner will be selected. In no event shall Verywell Mind be obligated to award more prizes than stated herein. No substitutions (including for cash) are permitted, except that Verywell Mind reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting the entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person to whom the Instagram account is registered. 

The Giveaway will be conducted under the supervision of Verywell Mind. The decisions by Verywell Mind are final and binding in all matters relating to this Giveaway. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, the next eligible entry will be selected from the pool of eligible entrants. Verywell Mind reserves the right to ship prizes directly to mailing addresses provided by each winner after they have been notified of winning.

General Conditions and Releases

An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Giveaway if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Giveaway Rules for The Verywell Mind Podcast, as determined in the sole discretion of Verywell Mind. Participation in the Giveaway is at entrant’s own risk. 

Verywell Mind will not be liable for (i) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the entry form, (ii) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind, (iii) any electronic miscommunication or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrants ability to participate in the Giveaway, (iv) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Giveaway or (v) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof, which shall be the sole responsibility of the manufacturer of the prize. 

Verywell Mind does not make any, and hereby disclaims any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. 

Unless prohibited by applicable law, your entry constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Giveaway deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any further compensation to such entrant. By entering or accepting a prize in the Giveaway, winners agree to be bound by these Official Giveaway Rules for The Verywell Mind Podcast and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return to Verywell Mind within ten (10) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. 

By entering, an entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Verywell Mind and its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from their acceptance, possession and/or use of any prize or their participation in this promotion, or from any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Giveaway will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. 

Verywell Mind reserves the right to modify these Official Giveaway Rules for The Verywell Mind Podcast in any way or at any time, with no notice. Verywell Mind reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Giveaway should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Giveaway. 

In the event of cancellation or suspension, Verywell Mind shall promptly post a notice on the Giveaway entry page to such effect. This Giveaway shall be governed by New York law. By participating in this contest, entrants agree that New York courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Giveaway and that venue shall be only in New York.

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