NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING A PRIZE ARE DEPENDENT UPON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
The entry period for the “The Middle’s Middle Earth” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”), sponsored by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution ( “Sponsor”), begins Monday, March 16, 2015, at 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on Friday, March 27, 2015 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Proof of submitting a Sweepstakes entry will not be deemed by Sponsor as proof of receipt of entry into the Sweepstakes. Any attempted form of entry into the Sweepstakes other than as described herein is void.
The Sweepstakes is open to individuals who meet the following criteria: (a) are twenty-one (21) years of age (or age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence) or older, who (only applicable if using text method of entry) have a registered wireless account with Short Message Services (“SMS”) capability and/or wireless internet service, and (b) are a legal resident of and physically residing in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico (excluding Guam, American Samoa, United States territories, possessions, and protectorates, foreign based United States military installations and wherever restricted or prohibited by law) (“Entrant”). Neither Sponsor nor employees of Sponsor, “The Middle”, Time Warner, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, New Line Cinema, and all of their respective partners, parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, affiliates, trustees, advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, representatives and agencies (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes and/or win a Prize (as defined below). Additionally, immediate family members of such employees and persons living in the same household of such employees (whether related or not) are not eligible to win. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, “immediate family members” is defined as spouse, domestic partner, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, children, siblings and their spouses.
By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects and cannot be challenged or appealed.
SMS and online entry is the only method of entry for the Sweepstakes.
Entries received before and/or after the Sweepstakes Period will be void. All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Sponsor’s computer will serve as the official time piece for the Sweepstakes.
Participants can enter online at www.TheMiddleWeeknights.com or by texting to 79922. Between March 16, 2015, and March 27, 2015, each syndicated episode of the television show “The MIddle” (the “Program”) will feature a Family Member of the Day. To enter the Sweepstakes, watch the Program (in participating broadcast markets only during the Sweepstakes Period, check your local listings for the time and station), note the “Family Member of the Day” and submit the “Family Member of the Day” either online by 11:59:59 pm (PT) on the day the word appeared during the Program or via text as instructed below. All participants will be required to submit an entry into the Sweepstakes as outlined below. Entries that do not include the correct information in full or which are submitted other than outlined below will be disqualified.
(i). Online Entry: To enter online, visit www.TheMiddleWeeknights.com and complete the Official Online Registration form by entering all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Depending on the date of your entry, you will be required to submit the applicable “Family Member of the Day” that appeared on the Program. If the Program did not feature a “Family Member of the Day” or if you live in a broadcast market that is not participating, you may enter by typing “None” in the appropriate field of the entry form. If selected as a Prize winner, Sponsor will send an email to Entrant with a URL to a special Sweepstakes website. The site will provide Entrant with instructions on how to claim a prize (subject to Sponsor’s verification process). Receipt of the email is not in and of itself evidence that an Entrant has won a prize. All potential Prize winners are subject to verification.
(ii) Text Entry: To enter via SMS text messaging, Entrant will be required to submit the applicable “Family Member of the Day” that appeared on the Program to 79922. Entrant will be required to follow any on-screen instructions to complete the entry. Standard message rates and other carrier fees may apply. If selected as a Prize winner, Sponsor will send a text message to Entrant with a URL to a special Sweepstakes website. The site will provide Entrant with instructions on how to claim a prize (subject to Sponsor’s verification process). Receipt of the text message is not in and of itself evidence that an Entrant has won a prize. All potential Prize winners are subject to verification.
Entrant’s entry must be received by Sponsor between 12:00:01 a.m. PT on Monday, March 16, 2015, and 11:59:59 p.m. PT on Friday, March 27, 2015.
By submitting any entry into the Sweepstakes, whether complete or not and whether eligible or not, each Entrant represents and warrants to Sponsor and the Sponsor Entities that the entry: (a) is the Entrant’s original creation; (b) has not copied, in whole or in part, any other work; © does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, privacy or publicity right, or other proprietary or intellectual property right of any person or entity; (d) is not defamatory, libelous, obscene, or otherwise illegal; and (e) is the sole and exclusive property of the Entrant, and is not subject to any third-party rights. Submission of false or misleading personal information or copied, plagiarized, offensive or otherwise inappropriate submissions (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) will be grounds for disqualification of entry. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Illegible or incomplete entries, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. Sponsor will not deem proof of submission of an entry as proof of receipt of an entry.
By entering via text message, Entrant certifies that Entrant is twenty-one (21) years of age or older or has parental consent, is the account holder or has the account holder’s permission. One (1) text message is typically delivered per text entry. In addition to any entry or submission, Entrant’s carrier’s standard message and data rates may apply. Sponsor will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any text messages as delivery is subject to effective transmission from Entrant’s network provider. Text messages are provided on an “as-is” basis. Data obtained by Sponsor in connection with text message entries may include Entrant’s cell phone number, carrier’s name, and date, time and content of message. Such information may be used by Sponsor to contact Entrant.
Entries are accepted on weekdays only during the Sweepstakes Period. One (1) online entry or one (1) text message entry per Entrant per day on weekdays only during the Sweepstakes Period. In the event that an Entrant exceeds the limit, Sponsor may, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, disqualify all entries by the Entrant.
A random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period will be conducted during regular business hours on or about April 3, 2015, to select one (1) Grand Prize (as defined below) winner. A random drawing among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period will be conducted during regular business hours on or about April 3, 2015, to select ten (10) DVD Prize (as defined below) winners. The first eligible provisional winner that the Sponsor successfully contacts personally by telephone and who claims the Prize in accordance with these Official Rules will be declared the Grand Prize or DVD Prize winner (as applicable). The Grand Prize and/or DVD Prize winner may waive the right to receive a prize. The return of any prize, affidavit/release or prize notification as undeliverable, or a Prize winner’s failure to otherwise comply with these Official Rules will result in disqualification, the forfeiture of all interest in the prize, and selection of a substitute provisional winner from among all remaining eligible entries. Unless prohibited by law, acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Sweepstakes Entities and their respective advertising and promotional agencies to use the Prize winner’s name, address (city and state) and/or photo, image or likeness for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, including without limitation the Internet.
A PARTICIPANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED ITS VERIFICATION OF PARTICIPANT’S ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
The award of all prizes is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize awarded. One (1) Grand Prize winner (“Winner”) will receive a cabin on an up to fourteen (14) day cruise (of Sponsor’s selection) from Australia to New Zealand (“Trip”) for Winner and one (1) travel guest (“Guest”). Trip consists of: round trip coach class air transportation for Winner and Guest from a major commercial airport near Winner’s home (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to Australia (airport as determined solely by Sponsor). Cruise ship selection and travel dates will be at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Grand Prize also includes Dunedin, Journey to Middle Earth: Lord of the Rings High Country tour; and Wellington, Lord of the Rings Locations tour. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Trip is Nine Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety Eight Dollars ($9,998.00).
All elements of the Grand Prize must be redeemed at the same time, and no changes will be permitted after confirmation of any redemption. Specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, and other prize and travel restrictions. Trip must be booked at least sixty (60) days prior to intended departure date. Trip must be completed on or before March 24, 2016, or Prize will be forfeited. ARV of Prize may vary depending upon the points of departure, and/or seasonal fluctuation of cruise rates and airfares; any difference between stated ARV and final ARV of the Grand Prize will not be awarded.
Winner is solely responsible for all other expenses not specified herein, including but not limited: shore excursions; travel insurance; room service; laundry service; spa treatments; alcoholic beverages; local and long distance and international telephone calls; ship to shore communications; merchandise and souvenirs; incidental expenses; additional tips and gratuities; income and other taxes; transportation between winner’s home and gateway airport; and all other costs and expenses not otherwise mentioned herein.
Travel dates are subject to Sponsor approval. Travel must be made through Sponsor’s agent on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice and Sponsor shall determine airline, flight and cruise itinerary in its sole discretion. Trip components are subject to change without notice. Winner and Guest must travel together on the Trip and must travel from major airport closest to the Winner’s residence, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Both Winner and Guest will be required to execute and return a Release of Liability prior to participation.
Trip may not be sold, traded, transferred, refunded, commissioned or redeemed for cash value. Certain restrictions, as determined by Sponsor, may apply. Sponsor will attempt to accommodate Winner’s preferred itinerary, but all specifics thereof will be at Sponsor’s discretion. The dates of departure and return are subject to change at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Airfare may not include government taxes, baggage fees, Passenger Facility Charge or September 11th Security Fee. Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid for upgrades and/or frequent flyer miles. Other travel restrictions and blackout dates may apply. All airline tickets are subject to the vagaries of flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes. If Winner and Guest cannot comply with these restrictions or any other portion of these Official Rules, the Grand Prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner may be chosen. Any picture identification requirements associated with air travel are the Winner and Guest’s responsibility. Flight details are subject to availability and airline carrier’s regulations and conditions apply. Releasees are not responsible for lost or mutilated tickets and none will be replaced. Airline tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are not valid for upgrades. The Cruise accommodations and airline tickets will be determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If any portion of the Grand Prize is not available for any reason then the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute that portion of the Grand Prize with another prize of comparable or greater value.
Winner and Winner’s Guest must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older. The Winner and his or her Guest must travel together on the same itinerary and must possess all required travel documents, including visas and valid passports, if and as applicable, and comply with any applicable Cruise check-in requirements, such as presentation of a major credit card. In the event the Grand Prize Winner and/or his or her Guest engage in behavior that, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip or other applicable experience early, in whole or in part, and send the Grand Prize Winner and/or his or her Guest home with no further compensation. The Grand Prize restrictions/conditions stated herein are not all-inclusive and the Grand Prize described above may be subject to additional restrictions/conditions, which may be stated in the Prize Claim Documents.
DVD Prizes (10 Winners): DVD prize winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries to receive “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies” Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (each a “DVD Prize”). ARV of each DVD Prize: $35.99.
ARV of all prizes to be awarded in the Sweepstakes: $10,357.90.
The winner of any Prize will be required to review and execute further contracts and releases provided by Sponsor in order to receive the applicable Prize.
The Grand Prize and DVD Prize shall be collectively referred to as the “Prize.”
Prize winners will be notified by Sponsor via phone, text and/or email. If Prize winner does not accept the Prize and/or return all required documentation and signatures within twenty-four (24) hours following the date and time the Prize is awarded, then that winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected.
The Sponsor will require the tentative Grand Prize winner and Guest to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and, except where prohibited, Publicity Release (collectively, “Affidavit/Release”). The Affidavit/Release must be returned to the Sponsor within twenty-four (24) hours of receipt of the Affidavit/Release. A disqualification will result and an alternate entry will be selected if the Affidavit/Release is not returned to the Sponsor within the specified time.
Refusal or return of any Prize notification, Affidavit/Release or Prize as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate entry will be selected.
Winner and Guest will need a valid Passport for travel to international destinations. If Passport is not in hand by time of travel, there will be no refunds nor extensions. Winners are responsible for any charges incurred for winner name changes or trip cancellations. All winners will be required to use a credit card or cash deposit upon check-in for all incidental charges including food, phone calls, room service, etc.
(IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING NEW PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL– As of January 23, 2007 all international travelers must present a government issued passport for U.S. Customs re-entry after air, land or sea travel. For more information please visit the State Department’s consular website www.travel.state.gov or the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website www.dhs.gov. It is the traveler’s responsibility to provide proper documentation. Married or divorced women traveling under names other than what is printed on their travel documents must supply a marriage license and/or divorce decree).
Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, vouchers, or certificates. In the event of such a loss, Sponsor shall have the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the Prize winner or to award to that Prize winner the remaining elements of the Prize which shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to the Prize winner and no additional compensation will be awarded.
If the Prize winner elects to partake in any or all portions of the Prize with no guest, the Prize will be awarded only to the Prize winner and any remainder of the Prize will be forfeited and shall not be subject to further or alternative compensation. The Prize winner or any immediate family member accompanying the Prize winner must be the parent and/or legal guardian of any minor guest (a legal guardian must provide written proof of guardianship). Specific travel dates and arrangements are subject to air travel, holiday, blackout dates, and other prize and travel restrictions. Winner and Guest must travel on the same itinerary. No refund or compensation will be paid in the event of the cancellation or delay of the Prize or any Prize component. Sponsor will not be liable if the Prize, or any portion of the Prize, is cancelled or delayed. Sponsor may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, attempt to reschedule for a future event. Prize tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. The terms and conditions of the tickets may govern if a Prize component is cancelled due to weather, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Sponsor is not responsible for, and will not replace, lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, vouchers or certificates. In the event of such loss, Sponsor shall have the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the Prize winner or to award the Prize winner the remaining elements of the Prize which shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s prize obligation to the Prize winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. Exact details, including seat locations, shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Insurance is the sole responsibility of the Prize winner and any guest.
There is no substitution for any Prize or any portion thereof and no refunds will be given for any unused portion of the Prize. The Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Prize winners are solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any and all federal, state and local taxes as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a Prize not specified herein as being awarded. Prize winners may be issued an IRS form 1099 based on the ARV of each Prize awarded.
All Sweepstakes related materials, including submission entries (collectively, “Submission”) becomes the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. The copyright in any Submission shall remain the property of the Entrant, but entry into this Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation or attribution, to use, reproduce, print, publish, transmit, distribute, sell, perform, adapt, enhance, or display such Submission for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, and publicity purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor, in any and all media now in existence or hereafter invented, throughout the universe, for the duration or the copyright in the Submission. Sponsor and/or others authorized by Sponsor shall have the right to edit, adapt, and modify the Submission.
Any use of any of the Sweepstakes Entities trademarks or copyright interest is strictly prohibited and may subject Entrant to civil and/or criminal liability.
ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “with all faults.” SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES make no warranties, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use or enjoyment of any prize, or any portion thereof, including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties for a prize, or any portion thereof, are contained in the manufacturers’ or service providers’ warranties, as relevant.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The use of certain companies’ products and services as Prizes does not imply participation in, approval of, or endorsement of this Sweepstakes by such companies.
By entering, ALL participants IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, participant’s HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, LEGAL SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS release and agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the SPONSOR AND ALL SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES From and against any and all claims, demands, losses and causes of action for any DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONSEQUENTIAL, punitive, AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES), liability, loss, cost, fees (including attorneys’ fees), including, without limitation, damage to PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH) OR personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of THE acceptance, possession, REDEMPTION, MISDIRECTION, use or misuse of ANY prize OR ANY PORTION OF ANY PRIZE (including any activity OR TRAVEL related thereto) or participation in the SWEEPSTAKES and the ACTIVITIES OR FOR ANY And all claims based on rights of publicity and rights of privacy WHETHER any of these things are CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY THE ACTS, OMISSIONS, NEGLIGENCE OR MISCONDUCT OF THE SPONSOR AND/OR THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES.
By ENTERING, ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE SWEEPSTAKES agree that THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES assume no liability whatsoever for injuries or damages of any kind sustained in connection with ENTRANT’S ENTRY INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES, THE use, acceptance, possession or awarding of ANY prize or while preparing for, participating in and/or traveling to or from any SWEEPSTAKES-related activity, including, without limitation, any injury, damage, death, loss OR accident to person or property due to an intentional act, an act of negligence or default and/or any act of God.
The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for human errors or for any damaged, tampered with, delayed, illegible, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, late, lost, forged, misaddressed, misdirected, mutilated, mass machine-generated, unintelligible, incomprehensible, or stolen entries or entries otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. In addition, Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any typographical errors in these Official Rules, Sweepstakes content or any advertising materials for the Sweepstakes, or for any kind of computer, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures and/or problems caused by the Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes Entities or the user, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any human, typographical, electronic, network or other error that may occur in receiving and/or processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes, or by infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failure.
If the Sweepstakes becomes compromised, hampered, interrupted, not capable of running as planned, rendered impossible of performance in any way or prevented, including, without limitation, because of any kind of computer viruses, bugs, electronic, hardware, software, Internet, network, technical or telephone failures, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, an event of force majeure or any other cause created by Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes Entities, the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change the Official Rules, to cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes offer and/or cancel, modify, suspend or withdraw any method of entry, without notice, and select Prize winners from all entries received for the Sweepstakes prior to or after the cancellation, modification, suspension or withdrawal. As used herein, an event of force majeure shall be deemed to include, without limitation, an act of God; an act of terrorism, war, riot or civil commotion, fire, casualties, equipment failure, boycott; labor dispute, strike or stoppage (including a strike by the members of any union), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, an act, regulation, order or request of or by any federal, state or local authority or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the act, regulation, order or request proves to be invalid); or any other similar or dissimilar act beyond the Sponsor’s control.
All Entrants, as a condition of entry, agree that they have not purchased any kind of Internet service whatsoever in order to participate in and/or enter the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes and/or prevent others from utilizing the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE OR CELLULAR SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES OR CAMPAIGN VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS.
IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTERING AGENCY MAY, AT THEIR SOLE AND REASONABLE DISCRETION, DISQUALIFY ANY AND ALL SWEEPSTAKES PARTICIPANTS MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SPONSOR MAY SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
The parties agree that, except for Prize Claims (as defined below), the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California. Each participant agrees (i) that any or all lawsuits brought by participants pursuant to these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes will be brought in the courts located in Los Angeles, California; provided, however, that claims for bodily injury, personal injury, or property damage arising out of the redemption, use or misuse of the Grand Prize or any portion thereof (“Prize Claims”) must be submitted to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of the State of California, and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without reference to the choice of law provisions thereof, and (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Sweepstakes participants hereby waive any and all objections to personal jurisdiction. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred including, without limitation, costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees. Under no circumstances will Sweepstakes participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
For a copy of these Official Rules, go to www.TheMiddleWeeknights.com
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