Santa Sweepstakes 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.
Eligibility: The "$5,000 Cash" Giveaway, Brought to you by: MyHomeIdeas.com, SouthernLiving.com and Sunset.com is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void outside the US, in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of MyHomeIdeas.com, SouthernLiving.com and Sunset.com (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.
Entry: There are 2 ways to enter.
Method #2: mail a postcard, including your name and complete address, to: The "$5,000 Cash" Giveaway, Brought to you by: MyHomeIdeas.com, SouthernLiving.com and Sunset.com, c/o The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail (Bldg. 2, Suite 100), Rochester, NY 14625. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, and 11:59 PM ("ET") on Saturday, December 31, 2011, and received by Friday, January 6, 2012. You may enter as many times as you wish by mail. Photocopied, illegible, or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mailed entries.
Prize/Value/Odds: There will be One (1) Grand Prize of $5,000 cash. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received, but is estimated at 1:2,000,000.
Random Drawing: The winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received on or about Thursday, January 12, 2012 and will take place at the offices of The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.
Prize Conditions: Winner will be notified by email or phone, and confirmed in writing, 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"). The prize will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified. If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if the required Releases are not returned within the required time period, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Prizes are non-assignable or transferable to another individual, except to a surviving spouse. Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes, if applicable. 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. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded.
General: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company and the Sponsor, and release the Sponsor and their affiliaed companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the 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.
Winner Confirmation: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after Thursday, January 12, 2012), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than Thursday, February 12, 2012), to The "$5,000 Cash" Giveaway, Brought to you by: MyHomeIdeas.com, SouthernLiving.com and Sunset.com Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25497, Rochester, NY 14625.
Sponsor: MyHomeIdeas.com, SouthernLiving.com and Sunset.com, divisions of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. 10020
Void outside the US, in Canada, Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited.