Orlando Sentinel Thanksgiving Day Sweepstakes Official Rules
Thanksgiving Day Sweepstakes. Enter your contact information to be entered to win a $200 Visa card.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Orlando Sentinel Thanksgiving Day Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes ") is sponsored by Orlando Sentinel Company ("Sponsor"), 633 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Fl 32801 . The geographic scope of this sweepstakes is limited to Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia and Lake County. Void where prohibited by law and outside the above-listed counties. By entering, entrants agree to these Official Rules. Sweepstakes begins on November 24, 2011 at 12:01 a.m. ET, and ends on November 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET ("Sweepstakes Period"). Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes.
All entrants must be 18 years of age or older and permanent legal residents of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia and Lake County by November 24, 2011. To be eligible for a prize, you also must have a valid social security or tax identification number. Employees of Orlando Sentinel and their respective subsidiaries, sponsors, affiliates, parent companies, assignees, agencies, advertisers, franchisees, immediate family members or members of the same household are not eligible to win. Any household that has been awarded a prize by Orlando Sentinel or OrlandoSentinel.com in the last 6 months is ineligible. PRIZE: One (1) winner will receive a $200 Visa card.(arv $200).The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Winner assumes sole responsibility for all costs associated with the prize not explicitly outlined above. Winner is solely responsible for any applicable federal, state and local taxes in connection with the prize. Prize substitutions are not allowed, and prize is not transferable. Only Sponsor may elect, at its discretion, to substitute a prize of greater or equal value due to lack of availability for any given reason.
FURTHER REGULATIONS: Entrants agree Sponsor has the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Sweepstakes and that its decision is final and binding. Except where prohibited by law, entrants 18 years of age and older agree to allow use of their name, voice, photograph, likeness and any information provided on entry form, in any medium of communication, including print, Internet, radio and/or television and for any purpose, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, by Sponsor and/or its affiliates, without additional compensation. Winners by acceptance of a prize, agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent companies and affiliates, and each of their employees, representatives, contractors, sponsors and advertisers, from any and all liability, loss, damage, costs or claims related to any allegation regarding the award of, the receipt of, or the use of their prize. Sponsor is not responsible for personal injury of any prize winner incurred in connection with the use of their prize. Winners may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability prior to receiving their prize. Federal, state and local taxes, and any fees associated with winning a prize are the sole responsibility of the winners, who each will receive a 1099 tax form reflecting the actual value of any prize valued $600 or more. Grand Prize Winner may be required to fill out and submit a completed W9 form (available at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf) prior to receiving the Grand Prize. All federal, state and local laws apply, and this Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law. Winner must provide proof of legal name, address, zip code, telephone number and social security number to receive prize (for example, in the form of a government-issued drivers license or identification card
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. During the Entry Period, you must go to www.orlandosentinel.com/200 and submit all of the information requested on the submission form. You do not need to be a registered user on Orlandosentinel.com Qualifying registrations will be counted ending on November 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The winners will be determined by a random drawing of all current qualifying registrations for users who have entered the requested information on the contest page. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, delayed, misdirected, or incomplete entries or for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in online operations or transmission. All entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be returned. Information submitted on the entry form may be used for promotional or other purposes by Sponsor and their affiliates.
On Monday, November 24, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. or within a reasonable time thereafter, Sponsor or its designee will randomly choose the winning entry from among all eligible entries. Subject to verification of eligibility, the person whose entry is so drawn will be declared the winner.
Sponsor will attempt to contact potential winners by phone or email in accordance with the information supplied to Sponsor on their Entry Forms/text alert subscription. Winners may be verified over the telephone and may be asked to provide Sponsor with valid identification and execute a declaration of eligibility and a publicity release. Acceptable identification includes a valid driver's license or other valid picture ID showing name and address. Faxes will not be accepted. In the event that any potential winner (a) cannot be contacted directly by Sponsor within forty-eight (48) hours from initial attempted notification, (b) fails to satisfy any eligibility or verification requirement herein, (c) declines to accept the prize, (d) does not respond to sponsor (e) or is otherwise determined to be ineligible, Sponsor in its discretion may disqualify that individual and an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing to be held as soon as reasonably practicable after initial winner is determined to be ineligible. Alternate winner is subject to all eligibility requirements and restrictions of these Official Rules. Sponsor will conduct one alternate drawing. If Sponsor is unable to confirm an eligible winner for a particular prize after one alternate drawing, no further drawings will be conducted for that prize and that prize will not be awarded.
By accepting prize, winner agrees that Sponsor has the right to publicize their name, photograph (including the use and appearance of winner's photograph on Sponsor's web page, Facebook page and Twitter account), likenesses, biographical information, e-mail address, voice and details of winning for purposes of this and future promotions without further compensation.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY/DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Entrants agree that Sponsor, its subsidiaries, agents, agencies, affiliates, franchisees, promoters, and their respective officers, directors, employees, assigns, and related persons (a) are not responsible for lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, or for any failed, delayed, misdirected, corrupted, or garbled transmissions or errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, or electronic, or for entries that for any reason are not received by Sponsor by the deadlines stated above; (b) are not responsible for any injury or damage to any cell phone, computer, modem or other electrical device as a result of participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading of any software or materials; (c) will not be responsible for the inability to select winner because of equipment failure, or data storage failure; (d) are not responsible for any fees associated with, or charged by your carrier for, text message services; and (e) are released from any and all legal claims, losses, injuries, demands, damages, actions, and/or causes of actions that arise out of and/or in any way related to the prize, the receipt, use and/or enjoyment of the prize and/or the giveaway.
Sponsor shall be entitled to interpret these Official Rules -- including but not limited to rules regarding entries, selection of winner, deadlines, restrictions on prize, and eligibility -- and all of its decisions are final. By entering, entrants agree to these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or suspend this Sweepstakes or any part of this Sweepstakes should any non-authorized intervention, network failure, information storage failure, telecommunications failure, malfunction, or other causes beyond its control, corrupt or impair the security, administration, fairness and/or operation of this Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, at which time, Sponsor will select the winner by conducting a random drawing from among all non-suspect entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes cancellation, termination or suspension. Sponsor will post notice of any cancellation on the Sweepstakes website. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes if, at its sole discretion, Sponsor finds such entrant to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or if such entrant repeatedly shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner Sponsor determines to be not fair or equitable; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. Any person attempting to defraud or tamper with this Sweepstakes in any way will be ineligible for the prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Tampering includes attempting to enter more than the number of entries permitted by these rules including by using an automated device. Any failure by Sponsor to enforce any of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to correct typographical or clerical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing from among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants, Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in the State of Florida, County of Broward and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES COPY
For a copy of the Official Rules or the final Winner's List, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: OrlandoSentinel.com/200: c/o Jordan Winter: Orlando Sentinel, 633 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801, specifying either "Winner List Request" or "Official Rules Request." Winner's name will be available after November 28, 2011.