Smart Living Weekly Contest Entry Rules
“SMART LIVING WEEKLY REGULAR CONTEST”
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.
Hughes Media Corp. d/b/a Northwest Quarterly Magazine’s Smart Living Weekly and select sponsors are giving away prizes every week. This contest is governed by these Rules. Any individual who enters, attempts to enter, or in any way participates or attempts to participate in the Contest (“Participant”) agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions provided in these Rules, as well as by all interpretations of these Rules by Hughes Media Corp. and by all other decisions of Hughes Media Corp. which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY:
No purchase is necessary to enter or win a prize. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.
APPLICABLE LAW (VOID WHERE PROHIBITED):
All Contests are subject to and governed by applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation in this Contest is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
The sponsors of the contest are Hughes Media Corp. and select sponsors.
CONTEST CANCELLATION, SUSPENSION OR MODIFICATION:
Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest if it is not capable of being completed as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, “bugs”, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical failures of any kind or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of any such Contest. The decision of any Sponsor to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Contest shall be final in all respects.
Contest runs weekly, beginning at 6 a.m. every Wednesday and ending at 12 noon on the following Monday. Hughes Media Corp. will award a randomly selected winner each week. Weekly contest entries are automatically entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway, when applicable.
Entries will be accepted online, via NWQSmartLiving.com/NorthwestQuarterly.com.
The winner will be notified every Wednesday morning on WREX-TV, on Northwest Quarterly’s Facebook page, by personal phone call and/or U.S. Mail.
The winner must be at least 21 years of age and present photo identification to claim prize package.
Grand Prize Giveaway contest runs from September 4, 2013, until midnight, December 29, 2013. Winner will be notified on January 8, on the WREX-TV morning show and on Mid-West Family Broadcasting stations.
Geographical, Age and Parental Consent Requirements: The Contest is open to residents of Northern Illinois, who live in the postal ZIP codes of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties, as well as Rock County in Wisconsin. Entrants must be at least 21 years of age or older at the time of entry (unless otherwise specified). If Participant has not reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which the Participant resides, they must obtain permission from their parent or legal guardian prior to entering the Contest. Sponsors reserve the right to refuse to award a prize to or on behalf of a minor.
Contest Entity and Immediate Family Member Ineligibility: The officers, directors, employees, contractors, and agents of Hughes Media Corp., any other Sponsor(s) and any entity involved in the sponsorship, development, production, implementation and distribution of any Contest as well as their respective parents, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries and successor companies (collectively the “Contest Entities”), and their immediate family members (and those living in the same household, whether or not related), are prohibited from participating in any Contest and do not qualify as Participants. “Immediate family members” shall include 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.
Past Prize Winners: Participants who have won a Hughes Media Corp. Contest in the last ninety (90) days or who have won prizes valued over $500 in the last twelve (12) months are ineligible.
Employer Restrictions: Participant is solely responsible for reviewing and understanding Participant’s employer’s policies regarding Participant’s eligibility to participate in contests. Participant may be disqualified from entering into this Contest or receiving prizes if Participant is participating in this Contest in violation of his or her employer’s policies.
HOW TO ENTER:
Eligible Participants can enter only on the Internet. During the Entry Period, eligible participants can go to NWQSmartLiving.com and follow the entry instructions. All participants must accurately complete all required fields or entry will be deemed invalid. In order to participate you will need Internet access and a valid email address.
Entries Are the Sole and Exclusive Property of Sponsors: All Contest entries and/or related submissions become the sole and exclusive property of the Sponsors upon transmission. Contest entries will not be returned and may be used by any Contest Entity for any purpose whatsoever related to any Contest, without additional compensation to the participant or any other individual or entity.
Disclaimer of Responsibility for Entries: Sponsors are not responsible for problems with Contest entries, including but not limited to, entries which are lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or cannot be completed due to electronic or technical difficulties, even if the problem is the result of the sole or partial negligence of Sponsors.
False Fraudulent or Deceptive Entries or Acts: Participants who, in the view of Sponsors, provide false, fraudulent or deceptive entries or who engage in false, fraudulent or deceptive acts in connection with the Contest will be disqualified and subject to criminal prosecution.
PARTICIPATION PROBLEM DISCLAIMER:
Even if alleged to be caused by the sole or partial negligence of the Sponsors, the Sponsors are not responsible for any problems which affect or result from participation or attempted participation in the Contest, including, but not limited to the following:
• Incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate entry information
• Human errors
• Failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any wireless network, telephone network, internet service, computer systems, servers, utility providers, or software
• Identity theft
• Tampering, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or computer data
• Network hackers or other unauthorized access to Sponsors’ computer network
• Data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to wireless network, telephone network, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on wireless or telephone networks
• Printing errors
• Equipment malfunctions
• Late, misdirected, lost, misplaced, illegible, mutilated or postage-due entries
One winner will be chosen from all eligible entries received during the Contest Period to win the prize. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize is permitted, except Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. Any difference between the actual value and the approximate retail value of any prize will not be awarded. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made.
Grand Prize Trip Giveaway includes a trip to either New York City, San Francisco, Santa Barbara or New Orleans, courtesy of Lindstrom Travel, of Rockford, IL. Winner will choose one of these four destinations and will be given travel for two (2), for four days and three nights, with a $2,000 maximum to be spent on airfare and hotel expenses. Travel dates will be chosen by Lindstrom Travel.
Sponsors are not responsible for cancellations or delays in travel accommodations and has no obligation to reimburse, refund or otherwise substitute any tickets awarded as a part of a travel prize due to such cancellations or delays.
Payment of any or all applicable taxes is the sole responsibility of the contest winner.
HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE:
Claiming the Prize: The Participant prize-winner will receive their prize within thirty (30) days at the address included on entry form. The Sponsors have the right in their sole discretion to transmit prize to the winner in person. In the event the prize is mailed to the winner, the winner assumes the risk of the prize’s safe arrival.
Prerequisites to Prize Award: Prior to being awarded a prize, winners are required to provide a valid government-issued photo identification depicting proof of age. Sponsors reserve the right to deny awarding the prize if the winner fails to provide satisfactory identification, as determined in the Sponsors’ sole discretion.
Prize Forfeiture: Any winner who fails to claim the prize within thirty (30) days from the date of winning for any reason, and fails to obtain an extension from Hughes Media Corp, will forfeit the prize. Hughes Media Corp. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award unclaimed prizes to alternate contestants or not to award the unclaimed prizes.
Additional Costs: Any costs relating to the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.
WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS:
By entering and participating in the Contest, and in consideration thereof, each Participant individually warrants and represents to Sponsors that: (i) they meet the residency and age requirements at the time of entry; (ii) they will be bound by these Rules and the General Rules, and by all applicable laws and regulations, and the decisions of the Sponsors; (iii) they waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Rules. Sponsor’s acceptance and/or utilization of the Materials hereunder shall not constitute a waiver of Participant’s representations, warranties or agreements in respect thereof, or a waiver of any of Sponsor’s rights or remedies.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION:
As consideration for entering the Contest, all Participants agree to RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Hughes Media Corp., prize sponsors, the other Contest Entities (as described above) and each of their respective direct and indirect affiliates, divisions, parent and subsidiary companies, officers, employees, shareholders, representatives, managers, members, directors, owners, agents, insurers, attorneys, predecessors, successors, and assigns thereof (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the Contest, including, but not limited to, any claim that the act or omission complained of was caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.
Additionally, as consideration for entering the Contest, all Participants agree to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND the Released Parties in any action or proceeding from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating to their participation in the Contest or for their failure to comply with the terms of the above release provision. This agreement to indemnify, hold harmless and defend applies even if the act or omission complained of was allegedly caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, Participant authorizes and irrevocably grants to Hughes Media Corp. and the other Released Parties (as defined above) permission to, from time to time, reference and discuss Participant and their participation in the Contest in its publication and/or on its website(s) in photographs, video recordings, digital images, audio recordings, as well as in newsletters, news releases, other printed materials, and in materials made available on the Internet or in other media now known or hereafter developed for any purpose Hughes Media Corp. and/or the Released Parties deem proper. Such reference and discussion may involve Participant’s name and other personal/biographical material.
All participants agree to be bound by these Rules. Non-compliance with any of these Rules will result in disqualification and all privileges as a Participant will be immediately terminated. Sponsors, in their sole discretion, further reserve the right to disqualify any person for: (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (ii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the Contest; (iii) obtaining winner status using false, fraudulent or deceptive means; or (iv) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEB SITE, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
RULES CHANGES AND INTERPRETATIONS:
Sponsors reserve the right in its sole discretion to supplement or make changes to these Rules as well as the rules of any contest at any time without notice. Sponsors reserve the right in its sole discretion to interpret the rules of any contest, and such interpretation shall be binding upon all participants.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION:
This Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without reference to its conflict of laws principles. By entering the Contest, Participants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of Illinois and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum. In no event, will any Participant be entitled to injunctive relief or equitable relief of any kind, or restrain the continuation of any Contest.
GENERAL RULES/LIST OF WINNERS:
Copies of these Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Smart Living Weekly Contest Rules, Northwest Quarterly Magazine, 728 N. Prospect St., Rockford, IL, 61107. These Rules and the General Rules may also be found at NorthwestQuarterly.com.
For a list of any Contest winners send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Smart Living Weekly Contest Winner’s List, Northwest Quarterly Magazine, 728 N. Prospect St., Rockford, IL, 61107.
Hughes Media Corp. d/b/a Northwest Quarterly’s Smart Living Weekly
728 N. Prospect St.
Rockford, IL 61107