An exclusion is a part of the Official Rules that excludes certain individuals from participation in the giveaway. Exclusions within the sweepstakes rules, namely eligibility requirements, intentionally limit or eliminate altogether certain individuals from participating in the promotion.

The Sponsor may also use the sweepstakes rules to define a Prize exclusion, such as what is not expressly included in the Prize description is excluded.

An Official Rules exclusion clause limits or absolves the sweepstakes Sponsor of liability for damages due to certain situations, circumstances or conditions.