OFFICIAL RULES

The SouthFlorida.com Sunshine Blues Festival ticket Giveaway

<br><b>NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The SouthFlorida.com Sunshine Blues Festival ticket Giveaway (“Sweepstakes “) is sponsored by Sun-Sentinel Company, LLC (“Sponsor”), 333 SW 12th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. The geographic scope of this Sweepstakes is limited to Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward counties. Void where prohibited by law and outside the above-listed counties. By entering, entrants agree to these Official Rules. Sweepstakes begins on January 2, 2013 at 12:01 AM ET and ends on January 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET (“Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes.


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ELIGIBILITY

All entrants must be 21 years of age or older by January 2, 2013 and permanent, legal U.S. residents residing in 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, which operates the SouthFlorida.com website, Sunsentinel.com, and SFL-TV and of their respective subsidiaries, sponsors, affiliates, parent companies, agencies and prize providerare 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 six months is ineligible.

TO ENTER

During the Sweepstakes Period, you must go to SouthFlorida.com/blues, click on the "enter to win" sweepstakes link and accurately complete the entry form. By entering, you are also signing up for the free SouthFlorida.com weekend email newsletter. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, delayed, misdirected, or incomplete entries or for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in online operations or transmission.  Limit one entry per person; multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries using multiple/different email addresses, identities, and logins, or any other methods will void such entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Sponsor not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind. The use of automated or third party software or web site to participate is prohibited. All entry forms become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. The information that you provide in connection with the Sweepstakes will be used by Sponsor in accordance with its Privacy Policy, which is found at http://privacy.tribune.com and which may be updated from time to time.
 

PRIZE DRAWING

On January 14, 2013 or within a reasonable time thereafter, Sponsor or its designee will randomly choose the winning entries from among all eligible entries. Subject to verification of eligibility, the persons whose entries is so drawn will be declared the winners.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries.

WINNER NOTIFICATION

Sponsor will attempt to contact potential winners by phone or email in accordance with the information supplied to Sponsor on the winners’ entry forms. Winner may be verified over the telephone 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 winner (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 winner will be chosen by random drawing to be held as soon as reasonably practicable after initial winner 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 winner after one alternate drawing, no further drawings will be conducted for that prize and that prize will not be awarded.

PRIZE

Four Prizes: each winner will receive two tickets to Sunshine Blues Festival at Mizner Park in Boca Raton on January 19, 2013. Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $125. Approximate retail value of all prizes:  $500.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS

 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 because of lack of availability. Guest of winner must be 21 or older. 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. 

RELEASES

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 Sponsor within 48 hours of the time Sponsor sends it to winner and prior to attending prize event. Failure to return such documentation will result in that winner being disqualified, and Sponsor may randomly draw another winner from among all remaining eligible entries. By accepting prize, winner agrees that Sponsor has the right to publicize the winner’s names, photograph (including the use and appearance of winner's photographs 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.