USA Weekend Cookbook Sweepstakes Official Rules
1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
2. Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the USA WEEKEND Cookbook Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to U.S. residents (excluding Puerto Rico) who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees and contractors of USA WEEKEND (“Sponsor”), Gannett Co., Inc., and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter or to win.
3. How To Enter. The Sweepstakes will begin at 11:00 a.m. (E.T.) Friday, January 25, 2013 and end at 5:00 p.m. (E.T.) Monday, January 30, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes Fifty-Two (52) Weekly Entry Periods will be from 11:00 am (ET) Fridays beginning January 4, 2013 and end at 5:00 pm (ET) Wednesdays as detailed in Paragraph 4, with the last one ending Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Each week a new cookbook will be given away. At the end of the year, one reader will be chosen from all of the previous entries to win up to 52 cookbooks:
Internet Entry Only. During the Sweepstakes 52 Weekly Entry Periods, enter online between 11:00 am (ET) Fridays and 5:00 pm (ET) Wednesdays by visiting the USA WEEKEND Cookbook Sweepstakes official registration page on the USA Weekend website (usaweekend.com), completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology, which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking. Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so that it doesn’t interfere with processing your entry. Complete the entry form and any other required fields and then submit your entry by clicking on the “SEND” button. By entering, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor. You can opt-out of the receipt of such e-mails by following the directions on the Sweepstakes website or in any email received from Sponsor.
Only one (1) entry per person per week. All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned.
Winner Selection. Two (2) Weekly Winners will be selected in a random drawing each Thursday during the Sweepstakes Period from among all eligible entries received each week by 5:00 p.m. ET the Wednesday immediately preceding the weekly Thursday drawings beginning Thursday 1/10/13. Weekly entries will not be carried over. To be eligible each week you must enter during the Friday to Wednesday time period immediately preceding the weekly drawing. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about January 6, 2014 from among all eligible entries received during the entire year of the Sweepstakes Period.
Prizes and Odds. Two (2) Weekly Prize Winners will each receive a copy of the cookbook featured in USA WEEKEND’s weekly Food column (ARV: $ 30). One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a copy of each cookbook featured in USA WEEKEND’s weekly Food column for the year, up to 52 cookbooks (ARV: $ 1560).
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Winner Notification and Acceptance. Weekly winners will be notified by Monday after the entry period closes. The Grand Prize winner will be notified on or about January 6, 2014 at the telephone number and email address provided on winner’s entry form. Sponsor will call during regular business hours at number provided on entry form and will leave no messages.
Failure to reach winner by phone after three (3) attempts, or failure of Winner to respond to an e-mail notification within 48 hours, or return of of email prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification of winner, forfeiture of his or her interest in all prizes, and selection of a substitute winner from among all remaining eligible entries. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes. Winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) which must be returned as directed by Sponsor. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner’s consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.
Participation. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries, or for failure to receive entries or votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor. The authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant. An “authorized account holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account. A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with a winning entry. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account. Any questions regarding the number of entries or votes submitted by the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein
Sponsor. The USA WEEKEND Cookbook Sweepstakes is sponsored by USA Weekend. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes. For a list of winners (available after January 20, 2014) or a copy of these Official Rules, visit usaweekend.com or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Winners List/Official Rules” (as applicable), USA Weekend Cookbook Sweepstakes, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22108. If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Nancy Kerr, 703-854-3601 or email@example.com.