Dollars for driving skills. Seriously.
Enter the Root GOOD DRIVER CHALLENGE. $5000 in cash and prizes.
How it works
In order to compete you’ll need our awesome app. Download it from the App Store, sign up for an account, and get driving.
Drive! Like normal! We’ll scientifically measure your driving skills and if they pass the test you could win free gas, cash, and even your very own trophy.
Use the SHARE ROOT button in the app to send referrals to friends and family. You’ll get a chance to win a gift card for everyone who signs up.
Two ways to win
Download the Root driving app and take the test drive. Drive the way you normally do for a few weeks while the Root algorithms scientifically measure your driving skills.
The Best Damn Driver in Dayton will get a fancy trophy, a photo shoot, and a thousand bucks.
We’ll also give out four $150 Stellar Driving prizes to the next four drivers that the Root app tells us are...well, pretty stellar.
Since we’re keeping track of everyone’s scores, each week we’ll buy the top five drivers a tank of free gas. Just as a high five.
We’re awarding 35 gift cards per week to people who help us spread the challenge!
Wanna put your name in the hat?
I have to have an iPhone? What gives?
We know. Really, we know. Believe us...we’d love to offer this challenge on Android, but we’re just not there yet.
Stay tuned, though! The coding mice are on a roll and the Root app is coming to Android soon. (In the meantime, don’t forget to enter our sweepstakes! Free stuff is fun no matter what phone you use.)
How does the Root app know if I’m a good driver?
Stellar question. We know it’s hard to entrust your ego to a mobile phone.
The simple answer is that we’ve designed the Root app to pick up key indicators that indicate driving ability. Our algorithms look at factors like braking and distracted driving. There are hundreds of other factors, too: time of day, route regularity, turning habits...you get the idea.
The point is: this program has been through extensive testing. It’s impartial, scientific, and very good. And if the Root app tells us you’re a good driver, we believe it — and we’re willing to put money on it.
(And, yep—the app can actually tell if you’re a driver or a passenger. No worries.)
Can I win both the sweepstakes and the Good Driving Challenge?
You are, apparently, a phenomenal driver with a solid social network. Music to our ears. So...hey, why not? Swing for the fences!
Why does Root care about good drivers?
We provide awesome rates by only insuring good drivers. So, yeah...we’re interested in good driving wherever we can find it!
Official contest rules
No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase the chances of winning.
This Good Driver Challenge and Sweepstakes (collectively “Challenge”) is made up of two separate components. To be eligible for the Good Driver Challenge (and to be eligible to win the Best Damn Driver Prize and Stellar Driver Prizes), you must be a legal resident of Dayton, Ohio (limited to the following zip codes: 45301, 45305, 45307, 45308, 45309, 45312, 45314, 45315, 45316, 45317, 45318, 45322, 45324, 45325, 45326, 45327, 45335, 45337, 45339, 45342, 45345, 45354, 45356, 45359, 45361, 45370, 45371, 45373, 45377, 45383, 45384, 45385, 45387, 45402, 45403, 45404, 45405, 45406, 45409, 45410, 45414, 45415, 45416, 45417, 45418, 45419, 45420, 45424, 45426, 45428, 45429, 45430, 45431, 45432, 45433, 45434, 45439, 45440, 45449, 45458, 45459), and be 21 years of age or older as of 2/27/17. The social media Sweepstakes (for the daily drawing prizes) is open to all U.S. residents that are 18 years or older. Employees of Root Insurance Company (“Root”), its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. The Good Driver Challenge and Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.
2. Agreement to Rules
By participating, the Contestant (“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 decisions of Root as final and binding as it relates to the Driver Challenge and Sweepstakes.
3. Challenge Period
The Driver Challenge and Sweepstakes each run as follows:
|Week number||Weekly Period Starts at 12:00:01 a.m. ET||Weekly Period Ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET||Winners Announced|
4. How to Enter
To participate in the Driving Challenge, download the Root app from the iTunes App Store, on a compatible iPhone and sign up for Root “test drive” in the app. You must accurately and completely present all requested information and enable all necessary data features of your phone. During your first three weeks of driving, Root will score your driving based on an algorithm that calculates data obtained from your phone’s GPS and accelerometer. To qualify for the weekly gas prizes (in the form of a prepaid fuel card), you must enroll in the test drive prior to the commencement of the weekly period shown above and log at least 8 trips and 100 miles in an applicable week. To qualify for the “Best Damn Driver” prize or the “Stellar Driver” prizes, you must log at least 20 trips and 200 miles.
To enter the sweepstakes, (a) Like and share the Dayton Challenge Facebook post (1 entry); (b) Like the Root Facebook page (1 entry); (c) tag @joinroot on Facebook or Twitter from your personal social media account during the Challenge Period, and get one entry per tag, (up to one tag per channel, per day), or (d) refer your friends and family via the SHARE button within the app – you get an entry for each referred friend or family that downloads the Root app and creates an account. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Each entry must fulfill all listed requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize.
Grand “Best Damn Driver” Prize
The participant with the best cumulative driving score (based on up to your first 3 weeks count during the entire Challenge Period) will receive a customer trophy, a photo shoot and promotion as the “Best Damn Driver in Dayton” and a prepaid gift card with a value of $1,000 (1 total prize). The Grand Prize is worth approximately $1,300.
“Stellar Driver” Prize
The driving challenge participants with the next 4 best cumulative 3-weeks driving scores will each receive a prepaid gift card with a value of $150 (4 total prizes)
“Free Gas Weekly Prize
Five (5) Driving Challenge participants with the best driving score each week will each receive a $50 prepaid fuel card (40 total prizes; limit 3 per person)
Daily Sweepstakes Drawing Prize
Five (5) randomly selected people who enter the sweepstakes will receive a $5 gift card each day. (280 total prizes; limit 1 per person per day)
Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Root. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Root’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by you is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Root to use your name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
The odds of winning the sweepstakes vary based on the number of eligible entries received. Your odds of winning a driving challenge prize are based on the number of participating drivers, their driving and your driving, as monitored by the Root app.
7. Winner Selection and Notification
Winners will be notified email and/or private social message or mail within five (5) days following selection of Winner. ROOT shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within [14 days] from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Challenge is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Any violation of these official rules by winner (at root‘s sole discretion) will result in winner’s disqualification as winner of the challenge, and all privileges as winner will be immediately terminated.
8. Rights Granted by You
By entering this Challenge, You understand and agree that Root, anyone acting on behalf of Root, and Root’s 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 Challenge, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.
9. Terms & Conditions
Root reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Challenge should a virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Root’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Challenge. Root reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Challenge or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Root has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Challenge, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries in excess of that allowed by Challenge rules. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, Root reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
10. Limitation of Liability
By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Root and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Challenge and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
This challenge is governed by the laws of the state of Ohio without respect to conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participating in this Challenge, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Challenge, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Franklin County, Ohio having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Challenge). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
13. Winners List
To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Root Insurance Company, 34 W. Gay Street, #2a, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Requests must be received no later than May 30, 2017.
The Sponsor of the Challenge is Root Insurance Company, 34 W. Gay Street, #2a, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
15. No Affiliation with Social Media
The Challenge hosted by Root, is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and Twitter.
16. Opt Out
By signing up for a test drive, referring friends or tagging social media as stated above at anytime during the challenge period, you are automatically entered into this challenge and sweepstakes. You may out of participation at any time by sending an email to[email protected].