OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES
Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this sweepstakes.
NO PURCHASE OR SURVEY PARTICIPATION IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. NEITHER A PURCHASE NOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SURVEY WILL INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Best New Products Awards Survey Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("E.T.") on October 4, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2013 ("Sweepstakes Period").
SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa.
ENTRY: During the Sweepstakes Period, there are two (2) ways to enter: 1) Online: Visit www.BHG.com/bestnewproductawards or www.BestNewProductAwards.com/BNPA and follow the directions provided to complete the online entry form and participate in the Best New Product Awards survey. The survey will be divided into three (3) stages. For answering Stage 1 questions, you will receive one (1) entry. For answering Stage 2 questions, you will receive one (1) entry. For answering Stage 3 questions, you will receive one (1) entry; OR 2) Mail-in: On a 3" x 5" piece of paper, hand-print your name, complete address, daytime and evening telephone numbers (including area code), and date-of-birth, and mail entry in a properly stamped #10 envelope to: BHG Best New Products Award Survey Sweepstakes Entry, c/o K. Stucchio Suarez, 805 Third Avenue, 27th Floor, New York, NY 10022 to receive three (3) entries.
All online entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. E.T. on November 15, 2013 to be eligible. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by November 15, 2013 and received by November 25, 2013 to be eligible. A postal address, not a post office box address, must be included on all entry forms. Entries that are submitted with a post office box address will be void. Entries generated by script, macro, mechanical or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
LIMIT: Three (3) entries per person and per e-mail address throughout the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from groups, clubs or any other organizations are void. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the above-stated limitation will be void. You may only use one (1) email address to enter this Sweepstakes.
ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.
WINNER SELECTION: On or about January 8, 2013, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received and combined to select one (1) potential grand prize winner and five (5) potential first prize winners. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Limit one (1) prize per person and per email address and per household.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified via email, phone and/or mail and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor?s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.
PRIZES (6): Grand Prize (1): A $2,500 check; Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $2,500. First Prizes (5): A Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet; ("ARV"): $399 each. Total ARV for all prizes: $4,495. Prizes may not be substituted, assigned, transferred, changed, or redeemed for cash except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a 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 including without limitation data plans and/or wireless/Wi-Fi service fees. Released Parties disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any prize accepted by the winners. Prizes are awarded "as-is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. All prize details are at Sponsors sole discretion.
PRIVACY: Registration at www.bhg.com is required to enter the Sweepstakes online at www.BHG.com/bestnewproductawards. When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, complete mailing address, and email address. The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database and you will simultaneously be registered for Sponsor's other websites as well. By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may send you information, samples, or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about its publications or other complementary goods offered by Sponsor. Sponsor may also include your name and postal address in postal address lists that Sponsor sells or rents to third parties for marketing purposes. Your email address will not be sold or rented to third parties.
When you enter the Sweepstakes at www.BestNewProductAwards.com/BNPA or enter through the postal mail, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name and email address. Your information will not be sold or rented to third parties. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the entry form to be eligible. Incomplete entries are void. Entrants may be given the option to receive commercial e-mails from Sponsor if entering online; however, such emails are optional. Eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant's consent to receive e-mails and such consent will not affect entrant's chances of winning.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the 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 a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (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 entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney's fees or any other damages, other than for entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
RELEASES: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of any prize.
OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled, postage-due or misdirected entries, surveys or registrations; 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 in 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 entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW).
Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Grand prize winner will be issued an IRS 1099-MISC tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.
WINNERS' LIST: For the names of the winners, available after January 31, 2014, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to K. Stucchio Suarez, BHG Best New Products Awards Survey Sweepstakes Winners' List, 805 Third Avenue, 27th Floor, New York, NY 10022.