Shift4Shop Inspiration4 Contest

Prize Winner:
Sian P.
Tempe, Arizona

Shift4Shop Inspiration4 Contest ("Contest") starts on February 1, 2021 at 4:00PM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on on February 28, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET ("Contest Period").

ELIGIBILITY: The Sponsor of this Contest is Inspiration4, LLC (“Sponsor”) a wholly owned subsidiary of Shift4 Payments, LLC (“Shift4”). Contest is open to businesses who are legally domiciled in the United States that are current Shift4 e-commerce hosting and merchant acquiring customers of Shift4 or that are eligible to become customers of Shift4 (“Merchant”). If the Merchant is not a current customer of Shift4, in order to be eligible such Merchant must sign-up for Shift4 e-commerce hosting and merchant acquiring services prior to entry and maintain its status as a customer through the end of the Contest. Sponsor and Shift4 reserve the right to allow certain prospective customers to be eligible for the Contest if the prospective customer makes a substantial effort to complete the sign-up process for Shift4 e-commerce hosting and merchant acquiring during the Contest Period; provided, however, that Sponsor shall notify such prospective customer in writing of their eligibility and prospective customer meets all other requirements of entry as set forth herein. The individual who enters on behalf of the Merchant must be a designated representative employed by the Merchant who is also a U.S. Person as defined under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 C.F.R § 120.15, and 18 years of age or older and will take the space flight if Merchant is determined to be the winner (“Designated Representative”). Designated Representative must be physically and psychologically fit for training and spaceflight, and must meet the requirements to be admitted into related government facilities. Note: Merchants with a main source of revenue that is the sale of marijuana, online pharmacies, or any otherproducts or services which in Sponsor’s reasonable discretion be viewed in a negative light are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. By participating, each Designated Representative, on behalf of the Merchant, agrees to abide by these Official Rules and agrees that Article VII of the Merchant Processing Agreement Terms and Conditions apply to any dispute between Merchant and Sponsor relating to Merchant’s participation in the Contest, available at Article VII REQUIRES ALL DISPUTES TO BE RESOLVED IN BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION—NOT IN A CLASS ACTION, AND NOT IN COURT BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period, to enter:

  • Utilize the e-commerce tools at Shift4Shop to build your business website, offer products and services for online purchase, and go-live with your store so that third parties can purchase goods and services on the website (unless otherwise provided an exception by Sponsor);

  • Create a video of no more than 140 seconds that tells us your inspirational entrepreneurial story and why your business should be elevated to the stars (“Video”), then post the Video on Twitter including the URL to your Shift4Shop online store and tag #inspiration4contest (“Entry”). Entry should include no individuals other than Merchant’s Designated Representative and Merchant’s employees. Video cannot include music. If another individual records the Video for you or is recognizable in the Video, you must obtain his/her permission to submit the Video and grant the rights set forth herein.

  • Complete the entry form sent to the email address used to sign-up for your Shift4Shop account to verify your entry, including a link to the video posted on Twitter.

All Entries must be received by February 28th, 2021 at 11:59PM ET. Limit one (1) Entry per Merchant for the entire Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Multiple Entries from any Merchant will be void. All Entries become the property of Sponsor.
If you do not have a Twitter account, establishing an account is free. All Twitter terms apply. Your Twitter account where Video is posted must be set to “public” in order for your entry to be eligible. You can return the applicable account to “private” any time after the winner has been announced.

REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRIES: Entry must be the original work of the Merchant, may not have been previously published or created for any other purpose, and may not have won previous awards. Entry may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  • includes music;

  • is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;

  • promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing);

  • promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;

  • promotes any particular political agenda or message;

  • is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group; appears to duplicate any other submitted Entries;

  • defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;

  • contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission, to the extent permission is necessary;

  • contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission, to the extent permission is necessary;

  • contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission;

  • contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead;

  • communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate; and/or

  • violates any law.

WINNER DETERMINATION: All eligible Entries received will be judged by two panels of qualified judges based on the following criteria: (1) inspirational nature of the video, (2) overall entertainment value, (3) virality of video, and (4) entrepreneurial spirit (the “Criteria”). The First Panel will review all eligible Entries to determine the top ten (10) Entries (“Finalists”). The Finalists will then be judged by a final panel of judges, based on the Criteria. The Merchant that submits the Entry from among the Finalists that receives the highest score will be deemed the potential winner (“Winning Merchant”). In the event of a tie, a tie-breaker judge will judge the tied Entries using the Criteria to determine the Winning Merchant. Sponsor reserves the right to not award the prize if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. All decisions of the Sponsor and judges are final and binding. Sponsor will not reveal the judging scores for any Entry.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential Winning Merchant will be notified via the email provided on your entry form. Entry was submitted and will be required to respond to the initial notification within 72 hours. Designated Representative of Winning Merchant will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and, unless prohibited, Publicity Release as well as provide documents to confirm US person status and age (e.g., birth certificate, passport, green card). If the potential Winning Merchant does not respond to the initial notification within the time period stated in the initial notification, does not return all required documentation within the time period stated, or such potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, a runner-up will be notified.

PRIZE: One (1) Designated Representative of the Winning Merchant to join Jared Isaacman on his space flight provided by a third company that provides launch services (“Launch Services Provider”) to low earth orbit for a duration of up to five (5) days, tentatively scheduled to take place in Fall 2021 (“Mission”). The duration of the Mission will depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to, weather, launch range availability, and orbital mechanics and will be determined closer to the launch. The Mission is tentatively scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on or around Fall 2021 (such date subject to change at the sole discretion of Launch Services Provider). Following the conclusion of the Mission, the Winning Merchant will receive a one-time payment in an amount reasonably calculated by the Sponsor to approximate the income taxes the winner will owe as a result of accepting the prize which the Winning Merchant may use towards the tax liability associated with acceptance of the prize (“One-Time Payment”). In no event will the One-Time Payment exceed the stated value of the Mission beow. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $$2.2M+ One-Time Payment. Winner understands that neither the launch nor the Mission is guaranteed and may be rescheduled or cancelled, including by Launch Services Provider, in its sole discretion. In the event the flight does not take place by December 31, 2022 for whatever reason, Sponsor will provide Winning Merchant an alternate prize or experience (to be determined by Sponsor) valued at approximately $25,000 and Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner (“Alternate Prize”). ARV: $25,000. For the avoidance of doubt, if the Alternate Prize is awarded, no additional amount will be provided to help with the tax liability associated with acceptance of the Alternate Prize.

Designated Representative and/or Merchant Requirements:

Designated Representative must be physically and psychologically fit for training, spaceflight as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor, and the Mission generally, and must meet the requirements to be admitted into related government facilities.

  • Designated Representative must be a U.S. Person as defined under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 C.F.R § 120.15, and 18 years of age or older.

  • Designated Representative must be physically and psychologically fit for training, spaceflight, and the Mission generally, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor and/or Launch Services Provider, and must meet the requirements to be admitted into related government facilities.

  • Designated Representative must be an employee of Winning Merchant from the time the prize is accepted by the Winning Merchant until after the prize has been completed.

  • Designated Representative will be subject to individual verification by Sponsor and Launch Services Provider, including verification of eligibility and a background check to help ensure that Launch Service Provider is legally able to provide space flight services to such person and that such person will not bring Sponsor or Launch Services Provider into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Contest or Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor or Launch Services Provider, respectively, in its sole discretion. Sponsor and Launch Services Provider reserve the right to disqualify the Designated Representative on the basis of the findings resulting from such verification and background check or if the Designated Representative fails to properly authorize and/or provide the required information in connection with such verification and background check. .

  • Designated Representative will be subject to medical and psychological testing to ensure that such person is physically and mentally fit to perform the Mission. Such medical release may include COVID vaccine requirements, and/or COVID testing requirements.

  • Designated Representative cannot exceed 6’ 6” in height or 250 lbs in weight.

  • Designated Representative will be required to sign releases, non-disclosure agreements, informed consent agreements, waivers, export control agreements, and/or other similar agreements related to disclosure of information and participation in a high-risk activity (“Documents”), as required by Sponsor and Launch Services Provide and/or the U.S. government.

  • Designate Representative will have to attend and review the following:

    • Mission Overview and Briefing- provision of Mission overview and discussion on the Mission as well as related documents

    • Mission and Document Review

      • After Designated Representative has had a chance to review the relevant documents related to the Documents, Launch Services Provider will provide Designated Representative with an overview of the Mission and provide the opportunity to ask questions regarding space flight, the associated risks, consents required, and the space flight service provided by Launch Services Provider.

  • Designated Representative will be required to participate in approximately ten (10) training courses and meet various milestones determined in the sole discretion of Launch Services Provider prior to flight which may include (but not be limited to):

    • Training about the launch vehicle and spacecraft as well as orbital mechanics

    • Training regarding operating in microgravity, high gravity, zero gravity, and other forms of stress testing

    • Training on spacecraft operation, emergency preparedness, spacesuit ingress/egress, and spacecraft ingress/egress

    • Full or partial mission simulation

    • Pre-flight briefings

    • Additional mission checkups and communications

  • Designated Representative cannot suffer from any medical conditions, ailments, or conditions that could in any way limit their ability to take the flight. Designated Representative will be required to provide medical releases and/or consents in a form acceptable to Sponsor and Launch Services Provider.

  • Designated Representative must satisfactorily complete all activities and milestones as set forth in these Official Rules and as otherwise required by Launch Services Provider as a mandatory requirement for participating in the Mission.

  • If Launch Services Provider medical and psychological specialists reach the opinion, in their sole discretion, that Designated Representative is not fit to complete the required training or the Mission or are otherwise not within a reasonable time period to become fit to complete the training or Mission, Launch Services Provider may prohibit Designated Representative from participation in the Mission.

  • If Designated Representative is unable to obtain any required approval from a governmental or intergovernmental entity, then Launch Services Provider may prohibit their participation in the Mission.

  • Designated Representative and Winning Merchant understand that accepting the prize will require a strict observance of requirements and formalities set forth with respect to Launch Services Provider flights. If the Designated Representative refuses to perform such requirements or fails to perform them properly, the prize can be forfeited without any compensation to Winning Merchant.

  • In the event that the Mission is cancelled then the Designated Representative may take the Alternate Prize.


  • Winning Merchant and Designated Representative understand that:

    • neither (i) participation in or winning the Contest nor (ii) agreeing to these Official Rules any contractual relationship or any rights of any kind as to Launch Services Provider;

    • in order for Designated Representative to participate in the Mission or any related activities, Designated Representative will be required to execute various contracts, waivers, assumptions of risks and/or other instruments with binding promises and obligations, and that the failure or refusal to do will preclude Designated Representative from participating in the Mission and any related activities; and

    • Launch Services Provider may in its sole discretion decide not to enter into a relationship with Designated Representative and not to permit Designated Representative to participate in the Mission or any related activities;

    • the Launch Services Provider may impose its own independent requirements and prohibitions on Designated Representative as a condition of participating in the Mission and any related activities.

  • Designated Representative and Winning Merchant understand that, subject to the Launch Services Provider’s approval and direction, Sponsor shall have the right to photograph, film and/or otherwise record all aspects of prize (including, but not limited to, all training sessions and the actual flight) (“Prize Footage”) and that Sponsor shall own all right, title and interest in the Prize Footage. Sponsor, its designees, successors, assigns and licensees shall have the right to edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, display, perform, create derivative works based upon, or otherwise exploit the Prize Footage and Designated Representative Materials and all elements embodied therein, along with Designated Representative’s name, biographical information, likeness, performance, voice or image, in whole or in part, together with other materials, in any manner or media now known or hereafter devised (including, without limitation, posting the Prize Footage on Sponsor websites and social media pages or accounts), throughout the world in perpetuity for advertising, promotional and other purposes, without further compensation, notification or permission. Sponsor has no obligation to make use of the rights granted herein.

  • Designated Representative and Winning Merchant understand that they are prohibited from participating in any media events and/or interviews or otherwise promoting their participation in the Prize (before or after) without the express written consent of Sponsor.

  • Inappropriate activity may result in removal from any facilities used in connection with providing the Prize, including the facilities of the Launch Services Provider, and/or disqualification.

Winning Merchant understands that the Released Parties (as defined below) have not arranged for and do not carry any insurance of any kind for Winning Merchant’s or Designated Representative’s benefit and that the Winning Merchant or Designated Representative (to be determined between Winning Merchant and Designated Representative) will be solely responsible for obtaining and paying for any medical, life, accident, or other insurance relative to Designated Representative’s participation in the Prize.

Winning Merchant understands that the Designated Representative’s readiness and ability to participate in the flight will be determined in Sponsor’s and Launch Services Provider’s sole discretion. In the event Sponsor and/or Launch Services Provider determine that the Designated Representative does not meet the necessary requirements to participate in the training and the Mission, time permitting, in the sole discretion of Launch Services Provider, an alternate designated representative named by Winning Merchant at time of prize award may take the space flight, subject to such alternate fulfilling all Designated Representative requirements set forth herein. If Winning Merchant did not name an alternate designated representative, prize will be forfeited, no Alternate Prize will be provided and Sponsor will have no further obligation or liability.

If a Designated Representative elects to not take the flight for any reason other than for inability as determined by Sponsor or Launch Service Provider, prize will be forfeited, no Alternate Prize will be provided and Sponsor and Launch Service Provider will have no further obligation or liability.

Travel Associated With Prize: Travel and accommodations required to complete the training courses, milestones set forth herein , any other spaceflight related activity, and to take the flight will be included as part of the prize. Designated Representative is responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents for domestic travel, including but not limited to all necessary photo IDs, and other documents required for travel. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor's designated agent and on an airline carrier or transportation provider of Sponsor's choice. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, shall determine which airport is closest to Designated Representative’s home. If Designated Representative resides within a 200-mile radius of the destination, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute round-trip ground transportation in lieu of air transportation .No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any travel arrangements except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and those set forth by Sponsor's airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. The passenger contracts in use by the airlines or other transportation companies shall constitute the sole contracts with respect to the Designated Representative's transportation and such contracts shall be solely between the Designated Representative and such transportation companies. Lost, stolen, mutilated or damaged airline or other tickets, vouchers and certificates for travel will not be replaced or exchanged. No stopovers are permitted on tickets issued for travel as part of the prize. If a stopover occurs, the travel will terminate and Designated Representative will be responsible for the full fare that will be charged from the stopover point for the remaining trip segment(s), including the return. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by any air carrier(s) or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Airline tickets issued for travel in connection with the prize may not be eligible for frequent flyer miles or upgrades. Designated Representative must comply with all hotel check-in requirements, including, but not limited to, the presentation of a payment card for incidental expenses, which are the responsibility of Designated Representative. Additional restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply.

General Prize Conditions/Restrictions: Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. All federal, state and local taxes, if any, and all other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize. Prize is not redeemable for cash. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Designated Representatives may also enter the Win a Seat on Inspiration4 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) in their individual capacity but if Merchant is selected as a winner in this Contest, the Designated Representative cannot be selected as the winner of the Sweepstakes.

PUBLICITY GRANT AND LICENSE/USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an Entry, each Merchant and Designated Representative waives all moral rights in and to the Entry and grants to Sponsor and its licensees, successors and assigns an irrevocable, perpetual, unlimited, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, exploit, perform, edit, create derivatives of, and otherwise use the Entry and all elements of such Entry (including the Video), together with any other material, and the Merchant’s name, user name, city and state of residence, and logo, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in any manner, in whole or in part, worldwide, without compensation or notification to, or permission from, Merchant or any third party, for any purpose whatsoever, including without limitation, for purposes of advertising or trade. Merchant and Designated Representative agree that, if required by Sponsor, he/she (and, if applicable, the videographer) will sign documents to this effect. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Sponsor has no obligation to make use of the rights granted herein.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each Merchant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Jared Isaacman, Shift4, Launch Services Provider, Twitter, Inc., and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Merchant or Designated Representative’s participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize (including any injury or harm, physical or mental, incurred by Designated Representative related to activities connected to the prize).

Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled Entries, comments, posts, tweets, direct messages, @replies or other communications of any kind; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of any social platform. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website or platform, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, who are in violation of these Official Rules, or are the beneficiary of such conduct, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to action taken using the winner determination procedure outlined above or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

USE OF DATA: Sponsor will be collecting personal data in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at or

WINNERS LIST: To receive the name of the winner (available after March 30, 2021), send an email to:, by no later than April 30, 2021.

SPONSOR: Inspiration4, LLC 2202 North Irving Street, Allentown, PA 18109.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with or Twitter or Launch Services Provider.

Win a Seat on Inspiration4 Sweepstakes:: No Purchase/Donation necessary. Open to legal US residents, 18+. Shift4Shop Inspiration4 Contest:: Open only to Shift4Shop eCommerce hosting and merchant acquiring US customers of Shift4 Payments, LLC; businesses that are customers of Shift4 and the individual who enters on behalf of the business must be a legal US resident, 18+. Both promotions start 4:00PM ET 2/1/21, end 11:59 PM ET 2/28/21. Winner of each must be physically & psychologically fit for training and spaceflight, and must meet the requirements to be admitted into related government facilities. See *Official Rules* for complete details void where prohibited.