Is Your Family Stressed Out?
Official Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
Contest begins April 10, 2007, and ends August 10, 2007. Online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., E.T., on August 10, 2007. Mail entries must be postmarked on or before August 10, 2007 and received by August 17, 2007. Entries become the property of Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa ("Sponsor") and will not be acknowledged or returned.
ENTRY: Describe your stressful family situation in 150 words or less. Include one or two photographs of all family members (including names and ages), along with your address and daytime telephone number and send to: LADIES' HOME JOURNAL Family Stress Makeover, 125 Park Ave., New York, NY 10017 or e-mail it to email@example.com. LIMIT: One entry per household. No group entries.
ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older, who are the parent or legal guardian of a child(ren), are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement, or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address.
WINNER SELECTION: On or about September 15, 2007, a qualified panel of judges will judge eligible entries equally on the basis of the clarity in the written submission in describing the sources and results of stressful situation(s), and the ability of Sponsor to help address the stressful situation(s). Three (3) winners will be selected. Potential winners will be notified by phone and/or about September 30, 2007. Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects.
PRIZING: Three (3) winners will receive products and/or services to help the winning families cope with their stressful situation, selected solely at the discretion of Sponsor, retail value $1,500-$5,000, depending on products/services received. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than three winners if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Sponsor will determine all elements of prizing in its sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Prize is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee express or implied. Sponsor disclaims any and all liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third party product or service accepted by the winners. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if a winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required affidavit, is found to have violated the Official Rules, or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner with next highest score. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession, and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest, or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating Contest entrants agree that: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Contest, or awarding of the prize, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or awarding of the prize, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
OTHER: Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, or lost e-mail or mail entries. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of the rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or force majeure. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation. The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.
GENERAL: Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission to use winners' entry, name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph, and any statements regarding this contest for editorial, public relations, promotional, and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without compensation; (ii) potential winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, Publicity Release and Copyright Assignment within ten (10) days of notification or the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. If winner notification is returned as undeliverable, the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. By participating and winning a prize, winners release Sponsor, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest. Subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of winners. Winners will be issued a 1099 tax form. For winners' names, available after September 30, 2007, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners' List at the above address. VT residents may omit return postage.
Originally published on LHJ.com, April 2007.
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