Tweet and Win! SMBs – We Want to Hear Your Stories!

Calling all small business owners and employees!

You may have heard that today we announced the launch of Concur Breeze for mobile devices, which makes it easy for Concur Breeze users to create, submit and approve expense reports anytime, anywhere with their Android, BlackBerry or iPhone device. In celebration of the launch, we want to know what you’re doing now that you don’t have to spend hours on your expenses. Would you rather be spending time with family? Playing with your dog in the park? You tell us! In return, Concur is giving away an SMB Stimulus Package every day this week which includes:

  • New HTC Legend Android device
  • An autographed copy of The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed in Your Small Business by one of the country's leading small business experts, Steve Strauss
  • One year-long subscription for one to Concur Breeze

Starting today, we’ll select one winner daily through Friday, July 2 to receive the SMB Stimulus Package. But that’s not all! Each daily winner will also be entered to win the grand prize, an iPad and an hour-long consultation with Steve Strauss (announced on Friday, July 2)! So, how do you enter? Well, it’s easy, just follow these simple steps:

1. Send a Tweet to @Concur Breeze telling us in 140 characters what you’re doing instead of spending time doing your expenses. And don’t be afraid to get creative!

2. Check back each afternoon to see who wins. Winners will be announced on Twitter every day.

Deadline for entries is 5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT daily. Having writer’s block? Here’s an example: “Hey @Concur Breeze – I’d rather be boating on the lake with friends! Love not being stuck in front of a computer entering expenses!” Good Luck! We’re regularly Tweeting @ConcurBreeze.

 

"Concur Breeze SMB Stimulus Package" CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES Important: Please read these rules before entering this online Promotion (the "Promotion"). By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION. 1. Eligibility. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. PROMOTION VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. PROMOTION OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OVER THE AGE OF 18 (OR THE AGE OF MAJORITY UNDER APPLICABLE LAW). IF YOU DO NOT MEET ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND CONCUR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ("SPONSOR") RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO YOU. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the format designated below. Directors, officers and employees of Sponsor and any of their respective parent companies, affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. No limit entry per person per Daily Period (defined below). 2. Disclaimer. Sponsor, all participating sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Promotion disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor or by non-authorized human intervention; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion. 3. Promotion Period. The Promotion starts at 12:01 AM (all times Pacific Time) on June 28, 2010 and ends at 1:59 PM on July 2, 2010 (the "Promotion Period"). The Promotion Period consists of the following five daily periods (each, a "Daily Period"): The first Daily Period begins at 12:01 AM on June 28, 2010 and ends at 1:59 PM on June 28 2010. The second Daily Period begins at 12:01 AM on June 29, 2010 and ends at 1:59 PM on June 29, 2010. The third Daily Period begins at 12:01 AM on June 30, 2010 and ends at 1:59 PM on June 30, 2010. The fourth Daily Period begins at 12:01 AM on July 1, 2010 and ends at 1:59 PM on July 1, 2010. The fifth Daily Period begins at 12:01 AM on July 2, 2010 and ends at 1:59 PM on July 2, 2010. All entries must be received during the then-applicable Daily Period to be eligible to win a prize for that Daily Period. 4. Prizes. Grand Prize: One grand prize winner will receive the following prize package in addition to his/her daily winner prize package: One 16GB iPad (Wi-Fi version). Approximate retail value ("ARV"): $500. A one-hour telephone consultation with small business expert Steve Strauss, author of "The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed in Your Small Business (the "Strauss Book"), which must be used by September 8, 2010. ARV: $500. Sponsor will coordinate the day/time for the consultation. Daily Prizes: Five daily prize winners will each receive the following prize package: A 12-month subscription to the Concur Breeze software for one person. ARV: $88. One autographed copy of the Strauss Book (paperback version). ARV: $14. One HTC Legend A6365 850/1900 3G Android Silver unlocked phone. ARV: $500. Combined ARV of all Promotion prizes: $4,010. 5. Odds; Taxes; Etc. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. All prizes will be awarded. Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within thirty (30) days after delivery of notification will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize. Limit one (1) Daily prize per household or address (except the grand prize winner will receive a Daily Period prize and the grand prize). All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). 6. Identity of Entrant. In the event of a dispute about the identity of the entrant, entries made online will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entrant's Twitter.com account at time of entry. An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. 7. How to Enter. To enter, you must: First, be a registered user of Twitter.com. (If you are not a registered user of Twitter, simply visit https://twitter.com/signup to register for free.) Second, log into your Twitter account and become a follower of @concurbreeze by visiting www.twitter.com/concurbreeze and clicking "Follow." Third, send a Twitter update (the "Entry Message") to @concurbreeze containing (1) "@ConcurBreeze" and (2) a brief response (128 characters or less) to the following question: What are you doing instead of spending hours on your expenses (e.g., spending time with family, hiking, etc.)? All entries must be in English. All requested information must be provided for your entry to be valid. Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. All entrants and entries are subject to verification by Sponsor. 8. Promotion Rules. Entries will be judged by a panel of qualified Sponsor employee judges (together, the "Judges") as follows: Daily Period Prizes. The Judges will evaluate Entry Messages for each Daily Period within 4 hours after the end of each such period, and select the daily prize winner from eligible entries for that period based on the Judging Criteria (defined below). Grand Prize. Beginning on or about July 2, 2010 and ending July 8, 2010, the Judges will evaluate the five winning Daily Period Entry Messages and select the top, grand prize Entry Message based on the Judging Criteria. Entries will be judged on the following "Judging Criteria": The most apt, original, and interesting Entry Message; In the unlikely event of a tie, the winning Entry Message will be determined by the Judges pursuant to the highest score in the following category: Connection to the CONCUR BREEZE brand. Daily Period winners will be notified by direct message to their Twitter accounts within 4 hours after the end of the then-applicable Daily Period. The grand prize winner will be notified by Twitter by July 8, 2010. To claim a prize, each winner should follow the instructions contained in his/her notification, including, for each Daily Period prize winner, by sending an e-mail to Sponsor at annie.dumond@concur.com with his/her Entry Message, full name, mailing address, phone number, and other information requested by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entries that are inappropriate for any reason, including, without limitation, Entry Messages that contain, depict, describe, mention, or refer to profane, sexually explicity, hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory material or are otherwise not appropriate for or consistent with Sponsor's brand image. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Twitter, Inc. You understand that by using and interacting with www.twitter.com, you are subject to the terms, conditions, and policies that govern the use of www.twitter.com. You should therefore review the applicable terms and policies for www.twitter.com, including privacy and data gathering practices, before using or interacting with the site. 9. Sponsor's License to Entries. You grant to Sponsor, and its successors, assigns, licensees, representatives, and agents, a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to publish, reproduce, display, perform, distribute, adapt, edit, modify, translate, create derivative works based upon, and otherwise use and sublicense your Entry Message, or any portion thereof, in any manner, form, media or technology now known or later developed for any commercial or non-commercial purpose. You agree to take, at Sponsor's expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Sponsor to effect, perfect or confirm Sponsor's rights as set forth above in this paragraph. 10. Original Work of Authorship. You hereby represent and warrant that (a) you are eligible to enter the Promotion; (b) your Entry Message is original to you and that you are the owner of all right, title and interest in and to your Entry Message and have the right to grant the rights granted herein or, alternatively, you have obtained all necessary rights and permissions to use and submit your Entry Message in connection with the Promotion and to provide all the rights specified in these Official Rules; and (c) you have the unconditional right to submit your Entry Message to Sponsor pursuant to these Official Rules, and your Entry Message and the use thereof as contemplated herein does not and will not violate, misappropriate, or infringe upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any copyright, trademark, patent, or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights. 11. General Release. By entering the Promotion, you release Sponsor and all Released Parties from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. 12. Selection of Prize. Actual model, color, accessories and features of the iPad and iPod prizes awarded shall be selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion and may vary from photos used in print, Sponsor in-store advertising, and in electronic and web advertising, including on Sponsor's website. 13. Use of Winner's Name, Likeness, etc. Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Promotion constitutes permission to use each winner's name, hometown, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, each winner may be required to execute a consent to the use of such winner's name, hometown, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. 14. Affidavit & Release. As a condition of being awarded any prize, each winner will be required to execute and deliver to Sponsor a signed affidavit of eligibility and acceptance of these Official Rules and release of liability, and any other legal, regulatory, or tax-related documents required by Sponsor in its sole discretion. 15. Winner List; Rules Request. For a copy of the winner list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope after July 8, 2010 and before July 8, 2011 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: "Annie Dumond: Concur Breeze SMB Stimulus Package" Winner List. To obtain a copy of these rules, visit send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: “Annie Dumond: Concur Breeze SMB Stimulus Package” Rules Request. Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage. 16. Intellectual Property Notice. CONCUR, the CONCUR Logo, CONCUR TECHNOLOGIES, and the CONCUR TECHNOLOGIES Logo are trademarks of Concur Technologies, Inc. The Promotion and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2010 by Concur Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. 17. Miscellaneous. The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Washington, U.S.A. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Promotion or any entrant's participation in the Promotion should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor's control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion, or Sponsor otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Promotion as planned. Entrants who violate these Official Rules, violate any law, rule or regulation in connection with participation in the Promotion, tamper with the operation of the Promotion or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Promotion or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor's sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry in the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Promotion. Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect. If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Promotion, please e-mail them to annie.dumond@concur.com or send written questions to the address listed below, Attn: "Annie Dumond: Concur Breeze SMB Stimulus Package Concur Breeze" Questions. 18. 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