ADN Bingo Mania Sweepstakes Official Rules
No Purchase Necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
ELIGIBILITY. The ADN Bingo Mania Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is open to all current legal residents of the State of Alaska who are at least 18 years old at the start of the Sweepstakes ("Entrants"). This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Anchorage Daily News, Inc. dba Anchorage Daily News and located at 1001 Northway Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 ("Sponsor"). Void where prohibited by operation of law. Employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, independent contractors, representatives of Anchorage Daily News, The McClatchy Company, prize providers and the promotion and advertising agencies of any aforementioned entity ("Sweepstakes Entities"), and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandparents and in-laws, regardless of where they live) and those living in their household (whether or not related), and each person or entity connected with the production or administration of the Sweepstakes, and each parent company, affiliate, subsidiary, agent and representative of any aforementioned entity are not eligible.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD. The Sweepstakes consists of three separate sweepstakes: (i) the first sweepstakes using the red bingo card begins on February 1, 2014 at 12:00 am AKST and ends on February 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm AKST; (ii) the second sweepstakes uses the green bingo card begins on March 1, 2014 at 12:00 am AKST and ends on March 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm AKST; and, (iii) the third sweepstakes uses the blue Bingo card begins on April 1, 2014 at 12:00 am AKST and ends on April 30, 2014 at 11:59 pm AKST ("Sweepstakes Period"). All in-person entries must be submitted by 5:00 pm AKST: on March 15, 2014 for the first sweepstakes; April 15, 2014 for the second sweepstakes; and, May 15, 2014 for the third sweepstakes. Numbers will be posted each day in the Anchorage Daily News paper and in the lobby of the Anchorage Daily News at 1001 Northway Dr. Anchorage, AK during the Sweepstakes Period.
HOW TO ENTER. You may enter using one of the following entry methods below. Once you have submitted an entry, it cannot be edited.
(i) In-Person or by Mail. You may submit entries by mail or in-person by completing an official ADN Bingo Mania game card which is available in the Anchorage Daily News in the last Sunday edition prior to the month when a particular sweepstakes begins, or at the Anchorage Daily News offices at the address below; provided however, only one game card per-person per day is available at the Anchorage Daily News offices. Such game card shall only be applicable to the sweepstakes during the next month. The game card submissions must include all required contact information and may be dropped off during business hours at Anchorage Daily News located at 1001 Northway Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 or by mail to the following address, ATTN: Bingo Mania. Any mailed entries must be postmarked by March 7, 2014 for the first sweepstakes; April 7, 2014 for the second sweepstakes; and, May 7, 2014 for the third sweepstakes. All mailed entries must be received by the in-person entry dates set forth above to be eligible for the Drawings.
All contact information provided must be valid, current and complete. Entries received by the postmarked dates or the in-person entry dates above will be entered in the respective Drawings. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, destroyed, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, corrupted, mutilated, or postage due entries. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Persons discovered entering under several names or with altered or tampered cards or tampered numbers will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Selected Sweepstakes Entrant, the Selected Entrant will be deemed to be the person whose name matches the photo ID presented to Sponsor to claim the Prizes. 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.
ODDS. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION. Each qualified entry received during the Sweepstakes Period will be entered into random drawings for the Prizes to take place on: March 17, 2014; April 17, 2014; and, May 16, 2014, respectively for each Sweepstakes (“Drawing Dates”).
The Selected Entrant will be notified by phone or email in Sponsor's discretion. The Selected Entrants will be required to respond (as directed) within 72 hours of attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case, Sponsor may randomly select an alternate chosen entrant from among the remaining eligible entries. Each selected entrant may also be sent an affidavit of eligibility / liability / publicity release ("Release"). The Selected Entrants' name may be published in the Anchorage Daily News, on Sponsor's websites and social media pages (including on Facebook or Twitter) and in affiliated publications and/or websites in the form of a first/last name and hometown without additional compensation. Unless restricted by law, the Selected Entrant will be required to complete and return the Release within the time period specified therein. An alternate Selected Entrant may be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries if a Selected Entrant: (i) cannot be reached; (ii) fails to obtain all signatures on the Release and to return the documents in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Official Rules; or (iii) cannot accept or receive the Prize for any reason. Assumed notification by caller ID and any subsequent returned calls do not constitute a winner. Sponsor will not make multiple attempts to contact Selected Entrants.
PRIZE. If eligible under these Rules, each Selected Entrant will receive one of the following prizes during each sweepstakes according to the following criteria: $1,000 for Black out whereby all 24 squares are covered on the same card; $500 for Double Bingo whereby two bingos appear on the same card; and, $200 for Single Bingo whereby one bingo appears on the same card (“Prizes”). Bingo is defined as five properly marked squares in a row, either horizontal, vertical or diagonal, or all four corners.
Any taxes and any other costs not specifically stated within these Official Rules, including but not limited to travel to the Anchorage Daily News’ offices, and any taxes, are the sole responsibility of the Selected Entrant. Selected Entrant is not permitted to substitute the Prize. Prizes are non-transferable. Selected Entrants are solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes on Prize and other unspecified expenses related to Prize. All Sweepstakes entries are subject to verification prior to awarding of any prize. The Prize must be picked up by Selected Entrant at the Anchorage Daily News, located at1001 Northway Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, no later than one (1) week after the Drawing Date. Failure to pick up the Prize within one (1) week of the Drawing Date will result in forfeiture of the Prize.
CONDITIONS. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including income taxes) arising from this Sweepstakes will be the sole responsibility of Selected Entrant. Selected Entrant may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the value of any awarded Prize. All warranties are hereby disclaimed, and the Selected Entrant will accept the Prize "as is." CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws of the United States. By participating, Selected Entrants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Selected Entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents ("Releasees") from and against any claims, damages, disability, attorneys' fees, and costs of litigation and settlement, as well as any liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from redemption, acceptance, possession, ownership, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in these Sweepstakes. Releasees shall not be liable to the Selected Entrants for failure to supply any Prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of nature, including inclement weather, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, government shutdown, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other similar or dissimilar cause beyond any of the Releasees' control. The Releasees shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes in any way by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other players or Sponsor representatives. Use of any automated system to participate is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor may disqualify at its sole discretion any entries it believes are created by an automated system.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor's control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes are terminated, Sponsor reserves the right, at its discretion, to select the potential winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes in any way by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other players or Sponsor representatives.
PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited by law, the Selected Entrant's acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission for The Sweepstakes Entities to use said Selected Entrant's name, photographs, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and city and state address for promotional or advertising purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, now or hereafter known, in perpetuity, without review, permission or further compensation.
DISPUTES. Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Alaska. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Alaska, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Alaska or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Alaska.
WINNER'S LIST AND SWEEPSTAKES RULES. To obtain a copy of these official rules or a winners' list within 90 days of the close of the Sweepstakes, send your request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Anchorage Daily News, located at1001 Northway Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508. Selected Entrants' lists will be sent once all Selected Entrants have been verified and prize(s) has/have been awarded. All requests must be received within 90 days of the end of the Sweepstakes Period.