The “Come in to Win” Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on November 23, 2017 and ends at 5 p.m. EST on December 24, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the date of entry (the “Entrant” or “Entrants”). Employees, contractors and interns of GateHouse Media, LLC (“GateHouse Media”), the businesses participating in this Sweepstakes (the “Business” or “Businesses”), Capitol Marketing, and each of their respective divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies(including immediate family members) are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. For purposes of
this Sweepstakes, “immediate family members” is defined as spouses, siblings, parents, children,grandparents and grandchildren, whether as "in-laws", or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension, and any other persons residing at the same household location, whether or not related. In order to enter the Sweepstakes or win the prize, the Entrant must comply fully with these Official Rules (the “Rules”), and by entering agrees to be
bound by these Rules and the decisions of GateHouse Media, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects.
HOW TO OBTAIN AN ENTRY FORM
To obtain an entry form (the “Entry Form” or “Entry Forms”) during the Sweepstakes Period, Entrants should visit one of the Businesses participating in this Sweepstakes during normal business hours. The list of Businesses participating in this Sweepstakes will be published in the StarNews editions on 11/23/2017, 12/6/2017, 12/13/2017, 12/20/2017 (the “Publication”). There is no charge for the Entry Form, and an Entrant is not required to purchase a product or service from the Business to enter the Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES
After completing the Entry Form with the required contact information, Entrants should deposit the Entry Form into one of the official registration boxes provided at all of the Businesses. No photocopied or mechanically reproduced Entry Forms are permitted. Entry at one of the Businesses is the only way to enter the Sweepstakes. No online entries will be accepted and no Entry Forms will be accepted at the offices of the Publication or through postal mail, e-mail or facsimile.
Incomplete or illegible Entry Forms will be disqualified. GateHouse Media will not be responsible for lost, late or misdirected Entry Forms.
All Entry Forms must be received at one of the Businesses by 5 p.m. EST on December 24, 2017
(the “Entry Deadline”)
RANDOM DRAWING - BUSINESS
On or about December 29, 2017, a random drawing will be held among all eligible entries received at the Businesses by the Entry Deadline (the “Drawing”). One (1) winner will be chosen (the “Business Winner”) in the Drawing.
RANDOM DRAWING – GRAND PRIZE
On or about January 8, 2018, a random drawing will be held among all eligible entries received in this Sweepstakes at all Businesses (the “Grand Prize Drawing”). One (1) winner will be chosen(the “Grand Prize Winner”) in the Grand Prize Drawing from among all Businesses participating
in the Sweepstakes.
ODDS OF WINNING
Random Drawing (Business) - Odds of winning depends on the number of Entrants participating in the Sweepstakes at each Business. Random Drawing (Grand Prize) - Odds of winning depends on the number of Entrants
participating in the Sweepstakes across all Businesses.
The Business Winner will be awarded a voucher (the “Voucher”) for a three (3) day, two (2) night hotel (the “Hotel” or “Hotels”) stay for the Business Winner and a guest of the Business Winner at a participating Marriott, Wyndham, Hilton or Hyatt hotel within the 48 contiguous
United States (the “Hotel Getaway Prize”) . The Hotel Getaway Prize is not transferable. The approximate retail value (the “ARV”) of the Hotel Getaway Prize is $ 350.00. The actual retail value of the Hotel Getaway Prize may vary depending on the Hotel chosen, market conditions
and changes in hotel rates and other reasons. GateHouse Media is not responsible for and the Business Winner will not receive the difference between the actual value of the Hotel Getaway Prize at the time of award and the stated ARV.
Each Voucher is valid for twelve (12) months from date of issue (the “Available Term”). Reservations at the Hotel are based upon availability and at least sixty (60) days advance notice is required. Reservations are not available during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve. Additional terms and conditions are applied to the Voucher and are further detailed in the Hotel Getaway Prize package materials provided to the Business Winner. Travel to and from the Hotel is not included. If the Hotel Getaway Prize package is not redeemed and used by the Business Winner during the Available Term, no additional compensation will be awarded to the Business Winner and the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. The participating Hotel is solely responsible for the fulfillment of the Hotel Getaway Prize and GateHouse Media shall have no liability with respect thereto. GateHouse Media is not responsible for the availability or proper functioning of any Hotel feature or amenity and no credit or compensation will be awarded by GateHouse Media with respect thereto. This Hotel Getaway Prize package does not
include any meals, personal expenses, gratuities, incidental charges, telephone charges or any other item not specifically described in these Official Rules, and all expenses for any of the foregoing are the responsibility of the Business Winner. GateHouse Media will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen Voucher.
The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded the following prize package (the “Football Prize
1. Two (2) tickets for the 51 st Super Bowl game scheduled to occur February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota (the “Game”). The ARV of each ticket to the Game is $2,000.
2. Three (3) nights of hotel room accommodations (one-room, double–occupancy) at the Marriott Town Place Suites, Mall of America, for the dates February 2, 2018 (check-in) to February 5, 2018 (check-out). The ARV of the hotel stay is $900.00.
The Football Prize Package does not include any air or ground transportation to or from the Game, rental car, meals, taxes, upgrades, insurance, telephone charges, personal expenses, optional entertainment, gratuities, incidental charges, or any other item not specifically described in these Official Rules, and all expenses for any of the foregoing are the responsibility of the
Grand Prize Winner.
Selection of hotel and Game seating assignment is at GateHouse Media’s sole discretion. Minor children may accompany the Grand Prize Winner as the Guest only if the minor’s parent or legal guardian is the Grand Prize Winner. Minors must be accompanied at all times during the
trip (including, but not limited to, hotel stay and all prize-related events) by minor’s parent or
The terms and conditions of the Game tickets awarded as prizes will govern in the event the Game is not played due to weather, an act of God, threat or act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Unused tickets cannot be refunded, exchanged, or applied towards tickets for any subsequent years.
GateHouse Media is not responsible if all or any portion of the Football Prize Package is delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of the Football Prize Package is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided, except in GateHouse Media’s sole discretion. GateHouse Media is not responsible or liable in any manner if the Grand Prize
Winner or the Guest are unable to accept or use all or any portion of the Football Prize Package due to failure to qualify or comply with these Official Rules or any law, regulation or other rules that apply to acceptance, receipt or use of the Football Prize Package. The Football Prize Package is not transferable.
The total ARV of the Football Prize Package is $4,900.00. The actual retail value of the Football Prize Package may vary depending on market conditions, changes in value of components and other reasons. GateHouse Media is not responsible for and the Grand Prize Winner will not
receive the difference between the actual value of the Football Prize Package at the time of award and the stated ARV.
NOTIFICATION OF THE WINNERS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
The Business Winners and the Grand Prize Winner (together the “Winner” or “Winners”) will each be notified by telephone and/or e-mail within forty-eight (48) hours after each of the Drawings in accordance with the contact information supplied by an Entrant at the time of entry
(the “Prize Notification”). If a potential winner does not respond to the Prize Notification within five (5) business days after the Prize Notification, GateHouse Media may select an alternate winner in a random drawing from all remaining eligible Entries.
Each of the potential prize winners must sign and have notarized an Affidavit of Eligibility,
Liability and Publicity Release (and any other documentation required by GateHouse Media in its
sole discretion) within five (5) business days following the date of first attempted notification regarding the documentation in order to be eligible to accept the prize. Failure to sign and return to GateHouse Media such documentation within the requisite timeframe may result in disqualification of the potential winner, and an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from all remaining eligible Entries. In the event a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, GateHouse Media may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries.
All prizes are non-transferable, and no substitution of the prizes will be allowed, except at the sole discretion of GateHouse Media. GateHouse Media reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value should the featured prize, or any elements thereof, become unavailable. The prizes have no cash value and may not be redeemed for cash at any time. The names of the Winners will also be announced in a future edition of the Publication.
All local, state and federal taxes incurred by accepting a prize will be the sole responsibility of the prize winner.
By entering, each Entrant agrees to comply with these Rules and the decisions of GateHouse Media, which are binding and final, and release GateHouse Media and each of its divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone associated with the production of this Sweepstakes, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any claims, injuries, losses or damages (including attorneys fees) of any kind arising out of their participation in this Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. The potential prize winners waive the right to assert as a cost of winning the prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prizes and waive any liability or claims (including attorneys’fees) which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prizes. In the event of non-
compliance with these Rules, or if prize notification is returned to GateHouse Media as undeliverable, if prizes are refused or cannot be accepted for any reason, the prizes will be forfeited and no prizes will be awarded in this Sweepstakes. Upon forfeiture or refusal, no compensation will be given. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use the winner's name, photograph, likeness and/or statements attributed to winner regarding the Sweepstakes, for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation or consent. All entries become the property of GateHouse Media. This Sweepstakes shall only be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the State of New York, without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws and submission of any entry constitutes acceptance of such laws. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
This Sweepstakes is not intended for gambling. If it is determined that an Entrant is using the Sweepstakes for gambling purposes, he/she will be disqualified and reported to authorities. GateHouse Media and its affiliates reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Sweepstakes, including information on Entrants obtained through the Sweepstakes, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law. GateHouse Media and its affiliates reserve the right to change the rules of the Sweepstakes at any time.
Any and all decisions of GateHouse Media related to this Sweepstakes are final.
NAMES OF WINNERS
To obtain the names of the Winners, contact the Publication at 910-343-2342 by March 1, 2018.
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