ZAP2IT "FAMILY TREE" TWITTER SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Zap2it “Family Tree” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 9 AM Pacific Time on June 26, 2013 and ends at 5 PM Pacific Time on June 28, 2013 (“Sweepstakes Period”). This Sweepstakes will be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all entrants agree to abide and be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and Sponsor.
This Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States or D.C. who are 18 years and older as of the first day of the Sweepstakes Period. Employees (and their immediate household or family members) of Tribune Media Services, LLC, which owns and operates Zap2it (“Sponsor”) and of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, prize providers, and promotion contractors and/or public relations companies associated with this Sweepstakes, are not eligible to participate. A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that all eligibility requirements are met as well as proof of ownership of the email address associated with the winning entry. Void where prohibited. You must be a Twitter member and a follower of @Zap2it in order to participate and follow Zap2it at the time the prize is announced and awarded. If you are not a Twitter member, you may register for free on the Twitter website. This Promotion is void where prohibited.
2) HOW TO ENTER.
Log on to twitter.com and follow twitter/zap2it. Periodically during the Promotion Period, Zap2it will announce a chance to respond and win the “FAMILY TREE” prizing. Anyone who sends an @ response with the hashtag #Zap2FamilyTree during the Sweepstakes Period will be entered to win. Limit one entry per person and per Twitter handle. All received entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
3) WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION.
At the end of the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will select winner by random draw from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsor will attempt to notify the winner by email within 48 hours of the end of the drawing. The potential winner must respond via email to firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours of notification attempt. If potential winner cannot be contacted, does not respond within 48 hours from the time the Sponsor first tries to notify potential winner, and/or is not in compliance with the Official Rules and/or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner will forfeit all rights to win the Sweepstakes or receive the prize. If so, alternate potential winner may be selected randomly from the pool of eligible participants. Upon contacting potential winner and determining that winner has met all eligibility requirements of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation the execution of any required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, which must be signed and returned to Sponsor prior to receipt of prize, such individual will be declared the “winner” of the Sweepstakes. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules.
4) PRIZE DESCRIPTION.
One Grand Prize winner will receive a package consisting of One (1) Family Tree poster, signed by Christopher Guest, Jim Piddock, Michael McKean, Carrie Ainzley, Don Lake, Ed Begley Jr. and Fred Willard and one (1) DVD each of This is Spinal Tap, Best In Show and Waiting for Guffman. Total ARV of all prizes: $ 300
All expenses not specifically provided for herein are the responsibility of the prize winner. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.
6) ODDS OF WINNING.
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible participants.
7) NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION.
No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash or any other instrument of value. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. There will be no prize substitution, except Sponsor may substitute prize of equal or greater value if prize offered becomes unavailable for any reason.
8) CONSENT AND RELEASE.
By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsor, Facebook and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Sweepstakes, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Sweepstakes, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Sweepstakes and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; and (iii) potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number), a liability/publicity release and certain tax forms. If so, such documents must be returned within one week from the date that Sponsor sends them to potential winner.
(i) Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor’s servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. (ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes. Use of automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor. (iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. If Sponsor does so, Sponsor will post notice of its action at www.zap2it.com and on Twitter. If Sponsor terminates the Sweepstakes prior to the scheduled end date, prizes will be awarded in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the cancellation. (iv) Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors. (v) SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. (vi) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes if, at its sole discretion, Sponsor finds that such entrant shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner the 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.
10) APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION.
This Sweepstakes will be governed and enforced pursuant to Illinois law, excluding choice of law provisions. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Chicago, Illinois. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Illinois and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Illinois. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Sweepstakes and will not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
12) WINNERS LIST.
For a list containing the name of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by July 30, 2013 to: Winner List: Zap2it Family Tree Twitter Sweepstakes, Attn: Kiley Thompson, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Tribune Media Services, LLC., which owns and operates Zap2it, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028.