ELIGIBILITY: Open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older and reside in one (1) of the following Ohio counties: Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Warren, Preble, Shelby. Entrants who have won contests sponsored by Cox Enterprises, Inc. or Ohio Newspapers in the past 30 days are ineligible. Void where prohibited. Employees (and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of Cox Enterprises, Inc., (“Sponsor”), Ohio Newspapers, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
to enter: Between approximately 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 10, 2020 and 11:59 p.m. ET on August 31, 2020 (the “Entry Period”), there are four (4) ways to enter.
1. Subscription via Website: During the Entry Period, visit daytondailynews.com/dm199 (“Dayton Website”), Journal-News.com/dm201 (“Journal-News Website”), or SpringfieldNewsSun.com/dm208 (“News-Sun Website”) (each, a “Subscription Website,” collectively, the “Websites”) to subscribe to one (1) of the three (3) newspapers: Dayton Daily News, Journal-News, or the Springfield News-Sun (each a “Newspaper” and collectively, the “Newspapers”). Each new subscriber will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. This method of entry is open to new subscribers only.
2. Subscription via Phone: During the Entry Period, call 888-397-6397 and state the code dm199 (Dayton Daily News), or dm201 (Journal-News), or dm208 (Springfield News-Sun) to the agent when you subscribe to one (1) of the Newspapers, to automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. This method of entry is open to new subscribers only.
3. Mail-in: During the Entry Period, select persons will receive a postage-paid reply card. Upon receipt, complete and return the postage-paid, addressed reply card to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. All Mail-in entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2020 and received by September 7, 2020.
4. Email: To enter without subscribing, during the Entry Period, send an email with the subject line “Back to School Laptop Sweepstakes Entry” and your complete name, complete address, telephone number (including area code), and date of birth in the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org (“Sweepstakes Email”) to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.
Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address and per household for the duration of the Entry Period, regardless of method of entry. Multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address or household after the first entry received from that person or email address or household will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or means which subvert the entry process will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Drawing: Three (3) potential winners will be selected in a random drawing held on or about September 10, 2020 from all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified by telephone and/or e-mail and may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within twenty-four (24) hours of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact the potential winner or the potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner selected. If the potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize may be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winner set forth herein.
PrizeS: Three (3) Prizes are available. Each Prize consists of one (1) laptop. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each is $500. Total ARV of all prizes $1,500.
Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Ohio Newspapers, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize including any travel/activity related thereto; and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph/video, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so. By participating, entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Sweepstakes without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, illegible, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, postage-due or garbled entries or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, or the incorrect uploading of any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, randomly select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Ohio, USA.
WinneRs’ LIST: For the names of the winners (available after September 15, 2020) send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Back to School Laptop Sweepstakes, Ohio Newspapers, 1611 S Main St. Dayton, OH 45409 or receipt no later than October 15, 2020.
SPONSOR: Cox Enterprises, Inc., 1611 S. Main St., Dayton, OH 45409.