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Back to School Giveaway - Official Rules

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The entry period for the 2002 $500 Back-to-School Gift Certificate from Summit Mall begins at 9am EST on July 25, 2002 and ends at 9am EST on September 30, 2002. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  VOID ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.

ELIGIBILITY: Participation in the Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, its affiliates, parent(s) and its subsidiaries, and members of their households or immediate families are not eligible to participate.

HOW TO ENTER: There are two ways to enter the giveaway:

1. Participants may enter the Giveaway by completing all required fields on the online form.

2. Participants may also enter the Giveaway by writing their full name, postal address, email address (if you have an email address) and the words “2002 $500 Back-to-School Gift Certificate,” on a 3½” x 5½” card and mailing to The 2002 $500 Back-to-School Gift Certificate c/o Matt Ross, 1717 East 12th St., Cleveland, OH  44114. The entry must be legibly hand-printed or typed. The card also must indicate that the participant is 18 years of age or older in order to be a valid entry.

Only one entry (email or mail-in) is permitted per person. The sole need for the personal information is to establish eligibility and to notify the winner. 

Online entries must be received by September 25, 2002 and mail-in entries must be received by September 25, 2002 and postmarked by September 23, 2002.

All Giveaway entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  All entries will be disqualified, at the sole discretion of Sponsor if the entrant attempts (i) to enter the Giveaway through any means other than those described above; (ii) to disrupt the Giveaway or circumvent the terms and conditions of these official rules; (iii) to use false or fraudulent information to enter the Giveaway.  If any of the above occurs, Sponsor has the right to remedy any such action, disruption, or circumvention in a manner to be solely determined by Sponsor.

PRIZES:  One $500 Gift Certificate to be used at Summit Mall.

All federal, state, and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

WINNER SELECTION: On or about September 27, 2002, one Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from all Eligible Entries received during the entry period.  "Eligible Entries" are those entries received from station site visitors who meet all eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor and selection is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

ODDS OF WINNING: Each entrant's odds of winning are determined by the number of entries received during the Giveaway entry period.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Giveaway winners will be notified via phone or e-mail and/or first-class mail (on or about September 27, 2002). The winner will be required to respond to the notice to acknowledge receipt of the prize.  This station and Sponsor are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winner.  If no response to the winner notification is obtained from the winner within ten (10) days from the date winner notification is sent, the prize is forfeited and will be awarded to a replacement winner drawn at random.  The same procedure as outlined above applies to any replacement winner.  Sponsor’s decisions regarding a Giveaway winner are final and binding.

WINNER PUBLICITY/REQUIRED AGREEMENTS: Sponsor may wish to publish the name and location (city/state) of the winner, and any quotation that the winner is willing to provide for use by Sponsor. The winner may be required to sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility and where lawful, a publicity consent agreement (“Required Agreements”), at the time the winner claims the prize.  The winner may also be required to provide proof to Sponsor that the winner is the authorized holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.  In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an on-line entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account.  If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim prize, or fails to sign and return the Required Agreements, a replacement winner will be selected.

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By entering, each participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final.  This station and Sponsor, their agents, and representatives of this station and Sponsor and their affiliates, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for  (1) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or unintelligible or postage-due entries;  (2) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind;  (3) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions and/or electronic mail;  (4) any condition caused by events beyond the control of this station or Sponsor that may cause the Giveaway entries to be disrupted or corrupted;  (5) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize or acceptance, possessions or use of the prize, or from participation in the Giveaway; or (6) any human error or printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Giveaway.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Giveaway at any time.

Sponsor may prohibit any person from participating in this Sweepstakes or any future Sponsor event or game if, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, that person repeatedly disregards the Giveaway rules, or acts (1) in a non-sportsmanlike manner, (2) with an intent to annoy, threaten, or harass any other player or Sponsor’s or this Station’s representatives or (3) in any other disruptive manner.

By participating in the Giveaway, each participant agrees to release and hold this station, and Sponsor and this station’s and Sponsor’s employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of this station and Sponsor, their affiliates, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and legal advisors, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the Giveaway or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or issue of any prize, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.

PRIVACY: Winner’s name and contact information will only be used by the station and Sponsor in order to contact the winner and fulfill the prize. Only entrants who have opted in to receive more information from the station and/or their partners regarding future promotions and offers on the entry form by checking the box next to the corresponding copy will be contacted in the future. The information will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and the station and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

SPONSORS: The 2002 $500 Back to School Gift Certificate is sponsored by Summit Mall, 3265 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44333-3337.

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