Guideposts Magazine Afghan Giveaway Official Rules

GUIDEPOSTS MAGAZINE AFGHAN SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

This sweepstakes is intended for participation only by those who are eighteen (18) years of age or older, and who are legal residents of, and physically located in, the contiguous United States at the time of entry. 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Guideposts a Church Corporation, 100 Reserve Road, Suite E200, Danbury, CT 06810 ("Sponsor"), which shall be final and binding in all respects.

PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: Guideposts Magazine Afghan Giveaway  (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on or about the first of each quarter at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on the last day of each quarter at 12:01 p.m. EST (the “Promotion Period”). Winner(s) will be chosen on or about 10 days after the last day of each quarter.  One Hundred (100) winners will be chosen through a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. 

HOW TO ENTER:  If you purchase a magazine through a Direct Mail offer from Guideposts which references this Sweepstakes during each quarter, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win.  To enter without a purchase, visit Guideposts.org/giveaway-magazine (the “website”), and complete the entry form with the information requested.  Click “Submit” to submit your entry into the Sweepstakes.  All Internet entries must be received by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. 

Internet entry must be made by the entrant, only at the website. Internet entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other website or e-mail address, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes.  Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to the use of any device to automate the entry process, is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void.  In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. 

Limit one (1) entry per person

INELIGIBILITY:  Officers, trustees, directors, and employees of Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies (such individuals and entities collectively referred to as the "Promotion Entities") and the immediate family members and/or people living in the same household, whether or not related, as any such officers, directors, trustees, or employees are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.

WINNER NOTIFICATION:  The potential winner(s) will be notified via mail using the contact information provided at the time of entry.  Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential Prize winner for any reason.  If the Prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential Prize winner, such potential Prize winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate Prize winner may be selected.  If any potential Prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the Prize for any reason prior to award, such potential Prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate Prize winner may be selected.

PRIZE(S)/ODDS:  One Hunder (100) prizes are available, consisting of one (1) afghan blanket each. The approximate retail value ("ARV") of each afghan blanket is forty-eight dollars ($48) No cash alternative or substitution of Prize(s) will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prize(s) of comparable value if any prize listed is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason. The Prize(s) will be delivered only to addresses in the United States.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: The website's database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.  Each Prize will be awarded only if the potential applicable winner(s) fully comply with these Official Rules.  All portions of the Prize(s) are non-assignable and non-transferable.  All details and other restrictions of the Prize(s) not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  The winner(s) shall each be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize.  If required by law, Sponsor reserves the right to withhold and remit to the appropriate taxing authorities the amount of any taxes due.  With respect to non-cash Prize(s), it may be necessary under the US Internal Revenue Code and/or the California Revenue and Taxation Code or other applicable tax law (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) for the applicable prize winner to pay the amount of any tax before receiving the prize. 

The Promotion Entities shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet users or mail-in entrants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes.  The Promotion Entities assume no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.

Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any Prize furnished in connection with the Sweepstakes.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZE(S) ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

GENERAL RELEASE:  Entrants agree that the Promotion Entities shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages or injuries of any kind resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any Prize. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s computer system which is occasioned by accessing the website or participating in the Sweepstakes.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due submissions or prize notifications; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or incomplete capture of information.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or the website, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select winners in random drawings from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination.  These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION:  This sweepstakes shall be construed according to, and governed exclusively by, United States law. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants or sponsor in connection with the sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the state of Connecticut without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws.  Any legal claims arising out of or related to this Sweepstakes or these Official Rules must be brought in Federal or State courts located in Fairfield County, CT.

WINNER’S LIST/OFFICIAL RULES:  Any legally required winner’s list or a copy of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Guideposts Magazine Afghan Giveaway, 100 Reserve Road, Suite E200, Danbury CT 06810.  These Official Rules will also be posted on the Website during the Promotion Period. Vermont residents may omit return postage on Official Rules requests.

For Colorado Residents: CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: No Purchase is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes and a purchase will not improve chances of winning. You have not yet won. One Hundred (100) prizes are available, consisting of 1 afghan blanket each worth forty-eight dollars ($48)(ARV). Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Entries must be received by the end of each quarter. Sponsor is: Guideposts a Church Corporation, 100 Reserve Road, Suite E200, Danbury, CT 06810.

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