Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"All-Access Cash" Contest

Official Rules

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THE CONTEST. ONE ENTRY
PER PERSON. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void
where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.
CONTEST:Twenty four winners will receive prizes in the All-Access Cash Contest. Current Post-Gazette subscribers who activate their all-access digital subscription will have the opportunity to enter to win a cash prize of up to $5,000 by completing the contest entry form following activation. There will be one winner of $5,000, three winners of $1,000 and twenty winners of $100, all drawn at random from all eligible entries.
CONTEST PERIOD AND DEADLINE: The "All-Access Cash" Contest (the "Contest") will begin on January 1, 2014 at 2:00 a.m. EST and will end on April 30, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST (the "Contest Period"). Only one entry per person will be accepted. Entries received outside of the Contest Period will not be valid or accepted.
SPONSOR:This Contest is sponsored by PG Publishing Company, d/b/a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ("Sponsor").
SUBMIT:To enter the Contest, the entrant must (a) agree to these Official Rules and (b) complete a contest entry form with all required fields located at post-gazette.com/allaccesscashentryform. Customers who activate their all-access digital account will be directed to this page following activation. Final deadline for entries is April 30, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The odds of winning depend upon the number of complete eligible entries (entry form includes your full name, full address, city, state, ZIP code, phone number, email address and birth date).
Only entries through the official Post-Gazette contest web site will be accepted. All entries must be complete and received within the Contest Period.
SELECTION OF WINNERS:Sponsor will select six (6) contest winners per month for the duration of the contest period by random selection from all of the submitted entries at the time of each drawing. Deadlines for the drawings are January 31 at 5 p.m., February 28 at 5 p.m., March 31 at 5 p.m. and April 30 at 5 p.m. Random drawings to select the winners will be held on or about the next business day following each deadline.
PRIZES:The following prizes will be awarded to the Contest winners, as chosen randomly by Sponsor from all eligible entries received at the time of each drawing.
There will be 24 winners total with $10,000 awarded in prizes total, distributed as follows:
  • 1 grand prize winner of $5,000 (selected on or about May 1, 2014)

  • 3 first prize winners of $1,000 (one selected on or about Feb. 3, March 3 and April 1, 2014)

  • 20 second prize winners of $100 (five selected on or about Feb. 3, March 3, April 1, 2014 and May 1, 2014)
CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT:The winners will be notified by phone and/or email within five business days of each drawing.
In order to obtain your prize you may need to provide valid photo ID. By submitting an entry you have agreed to all of the official contest rules.
If, despite reasonable efforts, any potential Contest winner does not respond within 72 hours of the first notification attempt with potential winner's complete name and complete mailing address, or if the prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential Contest winner, such potential Contest winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential Contest winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential Contest winner will be disqualified and an alternate Contest winner may be selected.
Rules may be changed or added by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at its discretion, so long as the rule change is published on post-gazette.com and is not implemented until the day following the change.

Additional Rules

1.     You must be a legal U.S. resident 18 years or older. This Contest is void where prohibited by law. If winner is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence, prize will be awarded to his/her parent/legal guardian. All potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility.


2.     Sponsor and its affiliates and subsidiaries are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, unintelligible, damaged, returned, or undelivered entries, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, miscommunications, failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hardware or software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this Contest, or the Sponsor's website, or act in violation of the Official Rules, or act in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person, or violate the Sponsor's website's Terms of Use, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in this Contest, and assumes no responsibility for any errors, omission, deletion, interruption or delay in operation or transmission or communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized website access. Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries, and may subject that entrant to disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to participants or any other persons, computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Contest. Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or impair administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Contest, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest, and randomly select winner from valid entries received prior to action taken, or otherwise as may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant, and must comply with these rules. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the ISP, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.


3.     Acceptance of prize offered constitutes permission to use throughout the universe winner's (and all other persons who may appear in the submitted video and/or photograph) name, voice, biographical information, including home town and state of residence, and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation in all media now known or hereafter devised, including, without limitation, via the Internet, without notice or review or approval as permitted by law. As a condition of winning and redeeming a prize, the Contest winner[s] will be required to sign a declaration of eligibility and liability release and will be required to complete a W-9 form. By submitting an entry, the winner agrees and grants the Sponsor the right, but not the obligation, to the use of his or her name, voice and likeness, along with any statements made by or attributed to such winner in any and all media, without notice, review or approval, for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with the Contest or in connection with Sponsor's business. If the prize winner fails or refuses to properly sign and return all prize claim documents by the redemption deadline or if the prize is declined or a redemption form is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, such prize winner may be disqualified and/or forfeit his or her prize. Prizes are not sent until the winner's compliance with these Official Rules has been verified.


4.     All prizes will be awarded. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Prize winners may be required to complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and publicity release, as well as a copyright assignment, within 10 days of prize notification. In the event of noncompliance within this time period, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Any prize notification or prize returned to the Sponsor or its agencies as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the awarding of that prize to an alternate winner. Purchase or acceptance of a product offer does not improve your chances of winning.


5.      Employees and the immediate families of employees of Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, wholesale distributors, and individual retail licensees are ineligible.


6.      Each Prize winner is responsible for any and all applicable fees, federal, state and local taxes, if any, and any other unspecified expenses associated with acceptance or use of Prize. Winners are advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a Prize. This Contest is subject to Federal, state and local regulations.


7.      By entering into the Contest, entrants represent and warrant that they have the full legal right in and to any videos and photos submitted and the use of same by Sponsor will not violate or infringe upon any copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other intellectual property rights or any privacy rights of any third party. Entrant hereby agrees indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor and Sponsor's affiliates and subsidiaries from and against all damages, claims, costs or expenses (including without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees) ("Claims") arising out of any third party claim, suit or proceeding of any kind that the submitted video or photo infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity or other intellectual property rights or any privacy rights of any third party, provided that entrant is given prompt written notice of such Claim.


8.      By accepting a prize, winners agree to release and hold Sponsor harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage. By participating in this contest, participant agrees to be bound by all the Official Rules of this Contest. SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTIES, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING ANY PRIZE FURNISHED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.


9.      All materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.


10.     Information collected in connection with this Contest will be used in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy and these Official Rules. In the event of any discrepancy between Sponsor's Privacy Policy and these Official Rules, the Privacy Policy shall control and govern. To review Sponsor's Privacy Policy, please go to http://old.post-gazette.com/privacy.asp.


11.      Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of this Contest. Official Rules will be posted online at www.post-gazette.com and will also be available at Sponsor's offices at 34 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.


12.      The names of the winner(s) may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: All-Access Cash Contest, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 34 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Vermont residents may omit stamp. Requests for winner�s list must be received by June 30, 2014.


13.      ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND/OR OR ENTITY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND SHALL BE CONSTRUED ONLY ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. THE PENNSYLVANIA COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THIS CONTEST AND THE INTERNAL SUBSTANTIVE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES, SHALL GOVERN THIS CONTEST. YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.






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