The Southern Living Almased Sweepstakes
8/1/14 – 8/30/14
NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS
In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e–mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible or postage due mail/entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted, (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select the winner from among all eligible mail-in and online entries received prior to withdrawal.
LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND OFFICIAL SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Eligibility: The Southern Living Almased Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void outside the United States, in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of TI Media Solutions Inc. (the "Sponsor"), Southern Living, a division of Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, Almased USA, Inc., their affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies (the "Sweepstakes Entities"), and the immediate family members of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations.
Entry: There are two (2) ways to enter.
Method #2: Mail a postcard, including your name, complete address, telephone number and email address to: The Southern Living Almased Sweepstakes, c/o The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co, 625 Panorama Trail Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between Friday, August 1, 2014 and Saturday, August 30, 2014 and received by Saturday, September 6, 2014. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, garbled, inaccurate, invalid, mutilated, misdirected, undelivered, delayed or postage due mail/entries. No photocopied or mechanically reproduced, altered or incomplete entries will be accepted. All entries, regardless of entry method, become the Sponsor's property and will not be returned or acknowledged.
The Sponsor will review all submitted Entries and reserves the right in their sole and absolute discretion to reject, disqualify and/or remove any Entry that violates these Official Rules without any notification or warning.
All of the terms and conditions as described herein apply to the format of the Entry submission. By submitting an Entry, the Entrant understands and grants to the Sponsor permission for his/her Entry and other Entrant information to be posted on Facebook.com throughout the world for viewing by visitors to the Website and used in accordance with the Official Rules.
Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant will be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
ANSWERS POSTED TO THE WEBSITE ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER.
All Entry Answers must comply with the following minimum guidelines to be eligible:
- Answer cannot contain content that is irrelevant to the purpose of the Sweepstakes.
- Answer cannot be profane, pornographic, sexually explicit or suggestive or contain nudity.
- Answer cannot be violent or promote firearms/weapons.
- Answer cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs or tobacco.
- Answer cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about people, brands, products or companies.
- Answer cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group or be derogatory to any ethic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group.
- Answer cannot reference or contain materials embodying copyrighted images, names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any brand, products, company or person, living or dead, without permission.
- Answer cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor and Facebook wish to associate.
- Answer cannot depict illegal activity and cannot itself be in violation of any law.
- Answer cannot in any way reference persons or organizations without written permission from any person or organization whose name or likeness is used.
- Answer may not include reference of a known celebrity, famous or well-known person or any reference which violates the right of privacy or publicity of any person.
- Sponsor reserves the right in their sole and absolute discretion to reject, disqualify and/or remove any Entries that violate these Official Rules without any notification or warning.
By submitting an Entry, Entrant (or parent/legal guardian if potential Winner is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence) warrants and represents that the Answer: (a) it is the Entrant's original work and has been legally created; (b) it has not been previously published or distributed in any media; (c) it has not been entered in or won previous sweepstakes or awards; (d) it does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (e) publication of the Answer via various media, including posting on the Website, will not infringe on any third-party rights; and (h) Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Facebook, Sweepstakes Administrator and related entities, agents and assigns from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of your representations and warranties herein, the Answer, or Entrant's conduct in creating the Answer, the acceptance or use of any prize or otherwise in connection with this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to remove, reject or disqualify (along with the Entrants who submitted them) any Answer which, in its opinion or the opinion of the Sponsor, violates any of these Official Rules or is otherwise inappropriate.
By participating and submitting a sweepstakes entry and Answer, Entrant grants Sponsor and Almased USA, Inc., permission to use his/her name, caption, hometown, Answer or image for future advertising and publicity purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes in any and all media without additional compensation, notification or permission. By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrant represents that the Entry/Answer is original and grants Sponsor and Almased the right to edit, adapt and publish any or all Entries/Answers and to use these Entries/Answers in any media form or in any manner without attribution or further compensation.
Entries made by any other individual or entity that is not the person named on the submitted Entry or made in any manner inconsistent with these Official Rules will be declared invalid and disqualified from this Sweepstakes.
Prize/Approximate Retail Value ("ARV")/Odds: One (1) Grand Prize is available to be won for a $500 Gift Card. The ARV of Grand Prize is: $500.00.
TOTAL ARV of all prizes is: $500.00.
Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received, but is estimated at 1:10,000.
Random Drawing: The Grand Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period, on or about Friday, September 12, 2014 at the offices of US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.
Grand Prize winners will be notified by email and required to confirm their mailing address within five (5) days via return email. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Prizes will be sent to the confirmed mailing address within 4-6 weeks of winner being verified.
If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner's parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute and return Affidavit/Release on minor's behalf. If Affidavit/Release is returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected in a separate random drawing.
Prize Conditions: All expenses related to the acceptance or use of the prize are the sole responsibility of prize winner.
If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing.
Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prize and no exchange or substitution of prize, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner's sole responsibility.
Gift cards are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift card usage is subject to the issuing company's complete terms and conditions, including expiration dates.
Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded.
Winners acknowledge that the Official Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer's standard warranty (if any).
General: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, and the Sponsor, and release the Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from any and all liability, claims, lawsuits, costs, expenses, fees, injuries, losses (including death), and damages which may be sustained either directly or indirectly from; 1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of prize awarded herein; or 2) participation in the Sweepstakes or traveling to or from any prize-related activity. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Grand Prize winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.
Privacy: By entering and providing the required entry information, entrants acknowledge that Southern Living and Almased USA, Inc. may also send information; samples or special offers they believe may be of interest to Entrants, or other information or goods offered by its marketing partners. Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to Southern Living and Almased USA, Inc. Privacy Policies, which can be found at www.southernliving.com or www.almased.com/t/privacy-policy.
Official Rules Request: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.southernliving.com/almased, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by September 12, 2014, to: Southern Living Almased Sweepstakes, Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.
Winner Confirmation: For a written confirmation of the Winner (available after September 12, 2014), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than October 10, 2014) to: Southern Living Almased Sweepstakes, Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.
Sponsor: TI Media Solutions Inc., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.
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One (1) Grand Prize is available to be won for a $500.00 Gift Card.
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You Have Not Yet Won. All entries have the same chance of winning. No one will know who the Winner is until after the Sweepstakes ends.
Entry Is Free. You don't have to buy anything to enter.
Enter as Often as You Like. Simply mail a card including your name, complete address, telephone number and email address to: The Southern Living Almased Sweepstakes, c/o The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co, 625 Panorama Trail Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between Friday, August 1, 2014 and Saturday, August 30, 2014 and received by Saturday, September 6, 2014. Each card must be mailed separately. It is not necessary to await receipt of an entry form.
Buying Won't Help You Win. Chances of winning without making a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something.
Entry Deadline/Sweepstakes Closing Date. To be eligible to win the prize offered in this Sweepstakes, your entry must be received by the applicable entry dates stated in this communication. If there is no Entry Deadline stated, your entry must be received by the Final Sweepstakes Closing Date of 8/30/14.
IMPORTANT: This Promotion is not in any manner sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. Becoming a fan of the Southern Living page on Facebook does not constitute an entry into the Sweepstakes. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be sent via email to: Chelsea_spear@timeinc.com.
Void outside the U.S., in Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.