$10,000 Holiday Sweeps: Rules
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 have 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 2012 Southern Living "$10,000 Holiday Entertaining Giveaway" Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the United States, and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at time of entry. Void outside the U.S., in Canada, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law. Employees of TI Media Solutions Inc. (the "Sponsor"), Southern Progress Corporation, Southern Living, marketing partners/prize providers involved in the Promotion, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, retailers, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies, and members of the immediate families of the foregoing (parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) and same households of each (collectively the "Sweepstakes Entities") whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations.
Entry Period: The 2012 Southern Living “$10,000 Holiday Entertaining Giveaway” Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 10/01/12 and ends at 11:59 PM (“ET”) on 12/31/12 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”).
How to Enter: There are Two (2) ways to enter.
Method #2:Mail a postcard, including your name and complete address, to: The 2012 Southern Living “$10,000 Holiday Entertaining Giveaway” 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 10/01/12 and 12/31/12, and received by 01/07/13. 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.
Prize/Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): There is One (1) Grand Prize being offered for $10,000 in furniture from Ballard Designs ARV $10,000 which will be awarded as four merchandise certificates. Total Maximum ARV of Grand Prize $10,000.
Random Drawing: The Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period, on or about Monday, January 14, 2013 at the offices of The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final. Odds of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received
Winner will be confirmed via e-mail and/or phone and will be required to sign and return, within ten (10) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, a W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases"). These releases will require the Winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner being selected. If the Releases are 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: The prize package will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with ARV of prize selected, if applicable. Prize is not redeemable for cash, nor assignable or transferable, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded.
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. Winner acknowledges 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, condition, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered.
General: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, Southern Living, the Sponsor, and release the Sweepstakes Entities, 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.
Official Rules: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.southernliving.com/10ksweeps, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 21, 2013 to: The 2012 Southern Living "$10,000 Holiday Entertaining Giveaway" Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.
Sponsor: TI Media Solutions Inc., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.
Void outside the U.S., in Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.