Food for Today Grocery Giveaway 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 or illegible 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 it sponsors any person it believes 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 winners from among all eligible 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 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. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Sweepstakes Entry Period: The Southern Living "Food for Today $500 Grocery Giveaway", ("Sweepstakes") begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on Monday, March 1, 2010 and ends at 11:59 PM ("ET") on Friday, December 31, 2010.There will be nine (9) Monthly Drawings during the Sweepstakes Entry Period (see below for details).
Eligibility: The Southern Living "Food for Today $500 Grocery Giveaway" (the "Sweepstakes" or the "Promotion") is open to legal residents of the contiguous 48 United States and the District of Columbia (U.S.), age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void outside the U.S., in HI, AK, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law. Employees of Southern Living, a division of the Time Inc. LifeStyle Group (the "Sponsor") and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, 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 and local laws and regulations.
Prize Drawings: There will be nine (9) Entry Periods during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. To be eligible for the First Entry Period, your online entry must be received between 12:01 AM (ET) on 3/1/2010 and 11:59 PM (ET) on 4/30/2010 ("First Entry Period"). For each subsequent Entry Periods thereafter, your online entry must be received between 12:01 AM (ET) on the first day of that applicable month and 11:59 PM (ET) on the last day of that same month ("Monthly Entry Period"). Non-winning entries from the First Entry Period will not be rolled over to the subsequent Monthly Entry Period. Non-winning entries from the Monthly Entry Periods, beginning on May 1, 2010 will not be rolled over to subsequent Monthly Entry Periods. They will only be eligible to win a prize for the month during which they are received. If no entries are received for a given Monthly Entry Period, that month's prize will be awarded as an additional prize in the following Monthly Entry Period, provided a sufficient number of entries are received for that month's entry period, unless no entries are received. In which case, then the previous month's entries, if any, will be used to award the prizes. This process will be repeated until all monthly prizes are awarded. If no entries are received for the last Monthly Entry Period, then the final monthly prizes will be awarded from among all eligible entries received in the previous months. A Monthly Entry Period winner will not be eligible for any further Monthly Entry Period Drawings.
Prizes & Approximate Retail Values ("ARV"): Nine (9) prizes with a TOTAL ARV of $4,815.00 will be awarded.
Prizes/Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): There will be nine (9) Grand Prizes (one prize will be awarded per Monthly Entry Period). Each potential winner will receive one (1) Southern Living cookbook (ARV: $35.00 and selection of book is at the Sponsor's sole discretion) plus One (1) $500 American Express Gift Card (ARV: $500.00) to be used to purchase groceries. ARV of each Grand Prize: $535.00. Total ARV of all prizes is $4,815.00.
Gift Cards are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift Card usage subject to the complete terms and conditions listed on the redemption instructions provided to each winner.
Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received, estimated at 1:10,000 for any prize. However, the actual odds of winning any prize will depend upon the number of eligible entries received for each Monthly Prize Drawing.
Prize winners will be notified by email and requested to confirm their mailing address via return email. Prizes will be sent to the address on the entry form or new address provided via email within 4-6 weeks of winner being verified.
Prize Conditions: If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, his/her prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who must execute the Releases on the minor winner's behalf. Prizes are non-assignable or transferable to another individual, except to a surviving spouse. Merchandise prizes are not redeemable for cash, and no substitution is permitted except if prize offered is unavailable, in which case the Sponsor reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, and local sales and income taxes, if applicable.
Winner acknowledges that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner are 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. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Sponsor or their agent(s) to use winner's name, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. All prizes are guaranteed to be awarded.
Official Sponsor: Southern Living, a division of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.
Void outside the US, in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited.