Abbreviated Rules (for in paper):

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  Open to legal residents of the United States who reside in _____________________________________and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry.  Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 9, 2017.  Taxes, if any, are winner’s sole responsibility.  Sponsor:  GateHouse Media, LLC.  For Official Rules, description of prizes and odds disclosure visit www.news-journalonline.com/contests or contact Sponsor at the following address: 901 6th Street, Daytona Beach, FL.

Full Rules (to be run on line):

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN.  MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

PUBLICATION (the “Publication”):   The Daytona Beach News-Journal

 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD

The Great Summer Getaway Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 12, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 9, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

ROUNDS

The Sweepstakes Period is comprised of the following four (4) rounds (the “Round” or “Rounds”):

Round 1           June 12 –June 18, 2017

Round 2           June 19 – June 25, 2017

Round 3           June 26 – July 2, 2017

Round 4           July 3 – July 9, 2017

ELIGIBILITY

The Sweepstakes is open only to the following individuals:  (a) legal residents of the state where the office of the Publication is physically located and (b) must reside within the circulation area of  the Publication and (c) must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Entrant” or “Entrants”).  Employees, contractors or interns of  GateHouse Media, LLC  (the “Sponsor”), and each of its respective divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion partners (including, in each case, immediate family members) are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.  For purposes of this Sweepstakes, “immediate family members” is defined as spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren, whether as "in-laws", or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension, and any other persons residing at the same household location, whether or not related. In order to enter the Sweepstakes or win the prize, the Entrant must comply fully with these Official Rules, and by entering agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects.

HOW TO OBTAIN THE CODE AND ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES

 

Codes

During each Round, a unique code (the “Code” or “Codes”) will be generated by the Sponsor.  The Code can be obtained one of the following three (3) ways:

 

Publication – the Code will be printed in an advertisement in the Publication during each of the Rounds (the “Ad”).  The Publication is available for purchase at select retail locations in the Publication’s circulation area.  .  Office of the Publication – the Ad containing the Code will be available for no charge at the office of the Publication.      

 

How to Enter the Sweepstakes

After obtaining the Code, an Entrant should log on to the Sweepstakes website (the “Website”) as detailed on the Ad, follow the on-screen instructions, enter the Code, complete the requested contact information and read and electronically agree to these Official Rules (the “Entry” or “Entries”). By submitting the Entry, the Entrant is affirming his/her agreement to the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes.  Incorrect Codes during any Round will disqualify the Entry being submitted for that Round.

Entrants are allowed one (1) Entry per day.     

The Sponsor shall have the right, at any time and in its sole discretion, to immediately disqualify any Entrant that the Sponsor suspects to be tampering with the Entries, participation process, operation of the Sweepstakes or otherwise.  Any attempt to enter this Sweepstakes by using different email addresses, usernames, identities, or otherwise may disqualify such Entrant and may void all submissions made by such Entrant.  Each Entrant may use only one (1) e-mail address in this Sweepstakes.  All Entries that are in excess of the stated limits may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes at the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  The Sponsor reserves the right to void all Entries made through any robotic, automatic, mechanically programmed or similar entry duplication method and to disqualify any Entrant using such method.  Entries for the Sweepstakes will not be accepted through e-mail, facsimile, postal mail, express delivery service or hand-delivery to the offices of the Sponsor or elsewhere.  The Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, tampered with, deleted or misdirected Entries that are not timely received or are lost due to computer or electronic malfunctions or other error.  Assurance of delivery of the Entry is the sole responsibility of the Entrant. 

 

SELECTION OF PRIZE WINNERS

Weekly Drawings

During each of Rounds 1-4, all Entries that enter the correct Code by 11:59 p.m. ET on the last day of each Round will be entered in a random drawing (the “Weekly Drawing” or “Weekly Drawings”) for that Round, and one (1) winner will be selected (the “Weekly Winner” or “Weekly Winners”).   

There will be a total of four (4) Weekly Winners selected in the Sweepstakes overall.  The Weekly Drawings will be held at each of the Publications on the following dates and one (1) Weekly Winner will be selected during each Round: 

Round 1           June 19, 2017

Round 2           June 26, 2017

Round 3           July 3, 2017

Round 4           July 10, 2017

 

An Entrant is eligible to win more than one prize in this Sweepstakes.

 

ODDS OF WINNING

Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible Entries who enter the correct Code at the Publication during each Round. 

NOTIFICATION OF THE WINNERS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

The Weekly Winners (the “Winner” or  “Winners”) will each be notified by telephone and/or e-mail within forty-eight (48) hours after each of the Drawings in accordance with the contact information supplied by an Entrant at the time of entry (the “Prize Notification”).  If a potential winner does not respond to the Prize Notification within five (5) business days after the Prize Notification, the Sponsor may select an alternate winner in a random drawing from all remaining eligible Entries.

Each of the potential prize winners must sign and have notarized an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (and any other documentation required by the Sponsor in its sole discretion) within three (3) business days following the date of first attempted notification regarding the documentation in order to be eligible to accept the prize.  Failure to sign and return to the Sponsor such documentation within the requisite timeframe may result in disqualification of the potential winner, and an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from all remaining eligible Entries.

In the event a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries.

All prizes are non-transferable, and no substitution of the prizes will be allowed, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.  The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value should the featured prize, or any elements thereof, become unavailable. The prizes have no cash value and may not be redeemed for cash at any time.  All local, state and federal taxes incurred by accepting a prize will be the sole responsibility of the prize winner.  

PRIZES

There are four (4) prizes being awarded in this Sweepstakes as follows:

 

Each Winner will be awarded a voucher (the “Voucher”) for a three (3) day, two (2) night hotel (the “Hotel” or “Hotels”) stay for the Winner and a guest of the Winner at a participating Marriott, Wyndham, Hilton or Hyatt hotel within the 48 contiguous United States (the “Hotel Getaway Prize”) .  The Hotel Getaway Prize is not transferable.  The approximate retail value (the “ARV”) of the Hotel Getaway Prize is $ 350.00.  The actual retail value of the Hotel Getaway Prize may vary depending on the Hotel chosen, market conditions and changes in hotel rates and other reasons.  The Sponsor is not responsible for and the Winner will not receive the difference between the actual value of the Hotel Getaway Prize at the time of award and the stated ARV.

Each Voucher is valid for twelve (12) months fromdate of issue (the “Available Term”).  Reservations at the Hotel are based upon availability and at least sixty (60) days advance notice is 

required.  Reservations are not available during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve.   Additional terms and conditions are applied to the Vouchers and are further detailed in the Hotel Getaway Prize package materials provided to the Winner.  Travel to and from the Hotel is not included.  If the Hotel Getaway Prize package is not redeemed and used by the Winner during the Available Term, no additional compensation will be awarded to the Winner and the prize will be forfeited in its entirety.  The participating Hotel is solely responsible for the fulfillment of the Hotel Getaway Prize and the Sponsor shall have no liability with respect thereto.  The Sponsor is not responsible for the availability or proper functioning of any Hotel feature or amenity and  no credit or compensation will be awarded by the Sponsor with respect thereto.  This Hotel Getaway Prize package does not include any meals, personal expenses, gratuities, incidental charges, telephone charges or any other item not specifically described in these Official Rules, and all expenses for any of the foregoing are the responsibility of the Winner.  The Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated or stolen Voucher.

No substitution or transfer of the prize will be allowed, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.  The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.  All local, state and federal taxes incurred by accepting a prize will be the sole responsibility of the Winner.  

USE OF EMAIL ADDRESSES

By participating in this Sweepstakes, an Entrant agrees to opt-in to receive e-mail communications from the Sponsor.  If an Entrant chooses to opt out of such future communications from the Sponsor, he/she will be able to do so by following the instructions on any electronic communications sent by the Sponsor.  Upon opting-out, the Sponsor will no longer send e-mail messages to the Entrant.  An Entrant’s choice to opt out will not affect the Entrant’s entry or chances in the Sweepstakes.

INTERNET

It is the Entrant’s responsibility to enter in the appropriate manner. Each Entrant is responsible for all costs or charges involved in accessing the participating websites and warrants that the cost of accessing the website, if any, is part of a larger agreement with an Internet Service Provider or some other means, and that the cost of this access is not an incremental cost. If for any reason theinternet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, misdirected, illegible, damaged or undelivered entries. The Sponsor is  not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, services or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received due to technical problems or traffic congestion on theinternet or at the Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading of any material in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage the Website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event of a dispute, entries made byInternet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted attime of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to 

an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such devices will cause disqualification. Collection and use of personally identifiable information will be in accordance with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policies as stated on each of its Publication’s websites.

CONDITIONS

By entering this Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final, and release the Sponsor, and each of its   divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone associated with the production of this Sweepstakes, and their respec­tive directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any claims, injuries, losses or damages (including attorneys fees) of any kind arising out of their participation in this Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. Each potential prize winner waives the right to assert as a cost of winning the prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and waives any liability or claims (including attorneys fees) which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. In the event of non-compliance with these Official Rules, or if prize notification is returned to  the Sponsor as undeliverable, if prize is refused or cannot be accepted for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected in a random drawing. Upon forfeiture or refusal, no compensa­tion will be given.

Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsor to use the Winner’s name, photograph, likeness and/or statements attributed to Winner regarding the Sweepstakes, for any and all public relations, advertising and/or promotional purposes as determined by the Sponsor, without further notice, consent, review or approval or further  compensation.

All entries become the property of the Sponsor.  This Sweepstakes shall only be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the state of New York, without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws and submission of any entry constitutes acceptance of such laws. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

This Sweepstakes is not intended for gambling.  If it is determined that an Entrant is using the Sweepstakes for gambling purposes, he/she will be disqualified and reported to authorities. 

The Sponsor and each of its affiliates reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Sweepstakes, including information on Entrants obtained through the Sweepstakes, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

The Sponsor reserves the right to change, alter or amend these Official Rules, as necessary, in its sole discretion, at any time by posting updated Official Rules to each of the websites of the Publications.  An Entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes after the posting date of revised Sweepstakes rules signifies notice and agreement to the revised Official Rules of this Sweepstakes. 

Decisions of the Sponsor as to the administration of the Sweepstakes, interpretation of the Official Rules and selection of the Winners will be final.

NAMES OF WINNERS

To obtain the names of the Winners, contact Rebecca Capparelli at rcapparelli@gatehousemedia.com by September 1, 2017.

SPONSOR

GateHouse Media, LLC and its subsidiaries, 175 Sully’s Trail, Pittsford, New York 14534.

SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR

Second Street Media, 317 N. 11th Street, Suite 302, St. Louis, Missouri 63101.