2023 Sneak-A-Groopie Raffle Royale Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions

Last updated: May 2023

Official Terms






1. Eligibility

The Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is administered by Joyride Games Inc, with address 3790 El Camino Real, Number 1111, Palo Alto, CA 94306 (“Joyride”) and is open to people aged 18 and older where not prohibited by law. Joyride is based in the United States and the Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Terms and Joyride’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. The Sweepstakes consists of a sweepstakes contest as described in these Official Terms.

2. Administrator

JOYRIDE is the sponsor and sole administrator of the Sweepstakes.

3. Timing

Sweepstakes entry begins Apr 12, 2023 at 9 AM PST and ends on June 6, 2023 at 9 AM PST. All winners will be determined prior to June 1st, 2023. All timing for the Sweepstakes will be based on UTC time, and the Polygon blockchain will be the official timekeeping device.

4. How to Enter

All entrants must sign up for the pre-mint registration at premint.xyz/groopies-raffle-royale. Users who possess Tennis Champs Genesis NFTs in their registration wallet will qualify for 3 entries per NFT possessed. Users without a Tennis Champs Genesis NFT will qualify for a single entry. The entries (in the form of NFTs) will be deposited (aka airdropped) to entrants to the ERC-721 compliant Polygon wallet address that the entrant submitted via Premint.xyz (the “Linked Wallet”).

If more than 30,000 requests for entries into the Sweepstakes are received, the users who are awarded entries will be determined via a priority system. Users with Tennis Champs Genesis NFTs will have highest priority. There are 3,333 Tennis Champs Genesis NFTs in existence, so at maximum, 9,999 entries will be allocated for entry requests from their owners. The remaining entries will be allocated to requesters based on a “priority score” assigned to each request based on their blockchain activity. The explicit goal of this provision is to allocate the exact number of entries needed for the promotion mechanics to function optimally and to award entries fairly among all eligible entrants. 

If 30,000 entries are not filled using the methods noted above, the remaining entries will be allocated on a pro-rata basis to entrants above in the order in which the original entry was received (to ensure a minimum of 30,000 entries). The explicit goal of this provision is to allocate the exact number of entries needed for the promotion mechanics to function optimally and to award any excess entries fairly among all eligible entrants.

General Conditions Regarding Entering:

For those entering while holding Tennis Champs Genesis NFTs -  the Tennis Champs Genesis NFTs must be possessed by the linked ERC-721 compliant wallet that was specified by the entrant during registration, prior to the end of the . Any NFTs not transferred to the entrant’s Linked Wallet prior to the airdrop will not be considered when determining the number of entries the entrant has qualified for.

Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and may result in disqualification. Joyride is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified.

Possession of the entry NFT is required for claim of potential prize. The entrant may transfer their entry NFT to another wallet, including a wallet owned by another individual. The current owner of the entry NFT is the one who is eligible to claim the prize.

5. The Prizes

There are (60) prizes in the Sweepstakes, the total value of which is approximately 16,000 USD. Prizes are awarded in the form of USDC tokens on the Polygon blockchain. 1 USDC token has a stable exchange value of approximately 1 USD.

(48) Third Prize winners will receive 50 USDC tokens.

(11) Second Prize winners will receive 300 USDC tokens.

(1) Grand Prize winner will receive 10,300 USDC tokens.

6. The Odds of Winning

There are equal odds of winning a prize for each entry NFT. 

The odds of winning a Third Prize is 1 in 625.

The odds of winning a Second Prize is 11 in 30,000.

The odds of winning the Grand Prize is 1 in 30,000.

8. Winner Selection and Prize Awards

Each entry represents a chance to win a specific one of the prizes from Section 5. Each entry is only eligible to win one particular prize. Selection of the winning entry for each prize will occur separately, in the following manner.

There will be (6) elimination rounds (the “Elimination Rounds”). In each Elimination Round, a portion of the entries that were still in the running before that Elimination Round will be randomly eliminated by a blockchain based computer algorithm. The NFTs for eliminated entries will be rendered non-transferrable until the final Elimination Round. Elimination Rounds will continue until there is only one (1) entry that has not been eliminated.

The Elimination Rounds will occur on the following dates. Their execution will be driven by Smart Contract on the Polygon Blockchain. Each Elimination Round will utilize random entropy provided by Chainlink VRF, an industry standard verifiably random source of entropy. After each round is finalized 24 hours must elapse before another unit of entropy may be requested for the subsequent round.

Elimination Round


Entries still in contention after elimination round

Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6

After the final elimination round, all entry NFTs that are eligible for prizes may be used by their current owners to claim the prize amount. Prize claims are a blockchain interaction and will require that the owner of the winning NFT possess an amount of MATIC in their wallet in order to pay for the transaction fees imposed by the Polygon blockchain network. A web-based utility will be provided by Joyride that will facilitate the prize claim process. Each winning entry can be used to claim a prize a single time, after which its metadata will be updated to indicate that the ticket has been claimed.

10. Notification and Verification of Winners

After each elimination round, users who possess an entry NFT will be notified of an entry’s status change from active to eliminated by the metadata of the NFT being updated automatically by the elimination rounds finalization process on the Polygon blockchain network. 

Each entry NFT’s status as either winning or eliminated is determined solely by the Sweepstakes Smart Contract. If an entry NFT can be used to claim a prize through the Smart Contract it is a winning Entry. If an entry NFT cannot be used to claim a prize through the smart contract it is not a winning Entry. Any error which causes a non-winning entry NFT to be displayed as a winning ticket on any user-facing interface cannot be construed as cause for that ticket to be claimable as a winning ticket. 

It is the responsibility of the holders of the entry NFTs to check their tickets status after the final elimination round in order to determine if they are eligible to claim a prize.


After one (1) year from the final elimination round, if any balance of prize funds remains in the Sweepstakes Smart Contract, Joyride reserves the right to reclaim the unclaimed prize funds. Users who fail to claim their winning entries’ prizes until after Joyride reclaims unclaimed prize funds will have forfeited their rights to claim said prize funds.

12. Tax Responsibility

The owner of an entry NFT will be responsible for all taxes levied by any jurisdiction on the receipt, ownership, transfer, or profit from the entry NFT, and the recipient of any alternative cash payment will be responsible for all taxes levied by any jurisdiction thereon. At any time that any jurisdiction seeks to impose tax liability on Joyride with respect to an unredeemed entry NFT, Joyride shall have a lien on the prize funds for the full amount of any such taxes for which it is found liable, and acquisition of a sweepstakes entry NFT by any person will constitute that person’s consent to that lien.

13. Release

By entering this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Joyride, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotional agencies, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

14. Limitations of Liability

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants or printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes; provided, however, that if it is not possible to award another entry due to completion of the Sweepstakes or due to full depletion of the stock entries, Joyride, shall, as a sole and complete remedy, refund to that entrant any amount paid by that entrant for entry into the Sweepstakes. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Terms to be available and/or claimed, Joyride reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.

15. General Conditions

Joyride reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Joyride’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Joyride in its sole discretion. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law and should such an attempt be made, Joyride reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Joyride’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

16. Dispute Resolution: No Class Action; Limitations of Remedies; Applicable Law

Each entrant agrees, and it is an express and essential condition of his or her entry, that:

(i) NO CLASS ACTION: any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, these Official Terms, or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any such claim must be brought in the claimant’s individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding;

(ii) Governing Law: all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Terms, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Joyride in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California; provided, however, any issues concerning the administration of the Sweepstakes or the determination of winners shall be determined by Joyride in its sole discretion, and any issues with respect to the interpretation, applicability, and enforcement of Section 16(iii) below shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S. Code § 1, et seq.) (the “Act”) in any instance in which that Act differs from the relevant law of California; and

(iii) Limitation of Remedies: 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 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 for actual 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. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you expressly waive all rights under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California (and any similar laws), which reads as follows: “1542. CERTAIN CLAIMS NOT AFFECTED BY GENERAL RELEASE. A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”

17. Entrant’s Personal Information

Information collected from entrants is subject to the Joyride Privacy Policy, which is available at onjoyride.com/privacy.

18. Sweepstakes Results

For Sweepstakes results and/or a copy of these Official Terms, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Joyride Games Inc 3790 El Camino Real, No 1111, Palo Alto, CA 94306. Requests for the winners list must be received by April 13, 2024. Vermont residents may exclude return postage.