MAINE HOME + DESIGN READER SURVEY CONTEST 2022 OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. THE “CONTEST” ADMINISTERED BY MAINE HOME + DESIGN IS INTENDED TO BE CONDUCTED IN THE UNITED STATES CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS. VOID IN WHOLE OR IN PART WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST IS RESTRICTED TO INDIVIDUALS 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY. ACCESS TO INTERNET IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE.
The Contest is open only to those who participate in the 2022 Maine Home + Design online reader survey and who are 18 years as of the date of entry. The Contest is only open to legal residents of the United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Advocate Media USA, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all federal, states, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
- Agreement to Rules
By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Advocate Media USA, as final and binding as it relates to the content.
- Contest Period
The Contest runs from January 1st, 2023 and ends March 1st, 2023 (the “Contest Period”). Access to the online survey will close at 11:59 p.m. on March 1st, 2023 and will prohibit attempt to enter the Contest.
- How to Enter
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Contest must be entered by submitting responses to the online survey using a limit of one (1) of the following methods. The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Advocate Media USA. You may enter only once, and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your sub mission may be removed eligibility at the sole discretion of Advocate Media USA.
You may enter the Contest by:
- Scanning the QR code in the January/February 2023 issue of Maine Home + Design for access to the online survey. At the end of the survey, participants receive the option to enter the contest. Participants must submit their survey responses in full, including the online form provided at the end of the survey, to enter. Limit of one (1) entry per person in the Contest Period.
- Starting on or about the week of January 1st, 2023, email invitations sent to Maine Home + Design email subscribers will contain a link to participate in the online survey. At the end of the survey, participants receive the option to enter the contest. Participants must submit their survey responses in full, including the online form provided at the end of the survey, to enter. Limit of one (1) entry per person in the Contest Period.
- Readers can enter the Contest by completing the online survey through the web link provided here (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FXZGFGT) or Maine Home + Design social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Limit of one (1) entry per person in the Contest Period.
There are three (3) prizes to be won. Winners will receive one (1) of three (3) L.L. Bean gift cards valued at $100 each. Three (3) winners will be chosen from both the Maine Home+Design and Maine magazine reader survey contest entries. No cash or prize substitution are permitted. The prize is non-transferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, states, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of the prize or transfer/assignment of the prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Advocate Media USA to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received from both Maine Home+Design and Maine magazine reader survey contests. The odds of winning will not increase upon completion and entry into the Maine magazine reader survey contest. One (1) survey completion is equal to one (1) entry into the Contest. No additional entries permitted.
- Winner Selection and Notification
Winners of the Contest will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of Advocate Media USA. Winners will be notified via email to the email address they entered on the contact form at the end of the online survey within five (5) days following the winner selection. Advocate Media USA shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk email, or other security settings or winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 72 hours from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a complete and executed declaration and releases as required, the prize may be forfeited, and an alternate winner selected.
The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
- Rights Granted to you
By entering this contest, you understand that Advocate Media USA, or its respective licensees, successors, and assignees will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further noticed, review, or consent, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, or statements about the Contest, and biographical information as news, publicity, or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.
Advocate Media USA reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Advocate Media USA may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Advocate Media USA. Advocate Media USA reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.
Advocate Media USA has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.
Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Advocate Media USA reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
By entering the Contest you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from Advocate Media USA. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.
- Limitation of Liability
By entering you agree to release and hold harmless Advocate Media USA and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF MAINE, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Maine having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
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