Sun Sentinel.com Beat the Experts giveaway. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The SunSentinel.com Beat the Experts Giveaway (“Sweepstakes “) is sponsored by Sun-Sentinel Company (“Sponsor”), 333 SW 12th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. The geographic scope of this Sweepstakes is limited to Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward County. Void where prohibited by law and outside the above-listed counties. By entering, entrants agree to these Official Rules. Sweepstakes begins on September 8, 2012 at 12:01 AM ET and ends on November 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM 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 by September 8, 2013 and permanent, legal U.S. residents residing Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. To be eligible for a prize, you also must have a valid social security or tax identification number. Employees (and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, parents, siblings or children) or household members (whether or not related)) of Sponsor, Sunsentinel.com and SFL-TV and of their respective subsidiaries, sponsors, affiliates, parent companies and agencies are not eligible to win. Any member of a household in which a household member has been awarded a prize by Sponsor, Sunsentinel.com or SFL-TV in the last 6 months is ineligible.
Each week, the entrant with the best record from among eligible entries will be awarded 2 tickets to a Miami Dolphins home game (approximate value: $150.00 each). In the case of a tie for any prize, the entrant with the tiebreaker score closest to the final score of the tiebreaker game without going over will be the winner. In the event more than one entry is tied after the tiebreaker, the winner will be picked by random drawing from among the tied entries. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.
Sponsor will attempt to contact potential winners by phone or email in accordance with the information supplied to Sponsor on the winner’s entries. Winners will be notified by telephone or via email on or before Wednesday of the week following each Sunday during the Sweepstakes 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. If any potential winners (a) cannot be contacted directly by Sponsor within 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 or (e) is otherwise determined to be ineligible, Sponsor in its discretion may disqualify that individual and an alternate winners will be chosen by random drawing to be held as soon as reasonably practicable after initial winners 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 eligible winners after one alternate drawing, no further drawings will be conducted for that prize and that prize will not be awarded. Names of the winner will appear online on the Sunsentinel/BeatTheExperts page.
Ten Prizes: Each winner will receive 2 tickets to a Miami Dolphins home game, PLUS a parking pass. ARV: $300. Total ARV of all prizes: $3,000
Winners assume sole responsibility for all costs associated with the prize not explicitly outlined above. Winners are 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. Winners will be required to come to the Sun Sentinel office, located at 333 SW 12th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on business days) to pick up their prize.
Winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release as well as certain tax documents, and, if so, any required documentation must be signed and returned to prior to receipt of the prize. Failure to return such documentation will result in that winners being disqualified and Sponsor may randomly draw another winners from among all remaining eligible entries. By accepting prize, winners agree that Sponsor has the right to publicize the winners’ name, photograph (including the use and appearance of winners' photograph on Sponsor's web page, Facebook page and Twitter account), likenesses, biographical information, 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 and the prize provider for this Sweepstakes and their parents, 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) for entries that are lost, late, damaged, postage-due or illegible; (c) 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; (d) will not be responsible for the inability to select winners because of equipment failure, or data storage failure; 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 are in any way related to the prize, the receipt, use and/or enjoyment of the prize and/or the Sweepstakes.
Sponsor is entitled to interpret these Official Rules -- including but not limited to rules regarding entries, selection of winners, deadlines, restrictions on prize, and eligibility -- and all of its decisions are final. 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 winners by conducting a random drawing from among all eligible, 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 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 does 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, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards will 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 or of Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, will 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 must 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 will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules will otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.
For a copy of the final Winners List, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Beat the Experts giveaway Winners List: c/o Debra Zobel: Sun Sentinel, 333 SW 12th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.Winners’s name will be available after November 30, 2012 and requests must be received by no later December 15, 2013.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times