Back to School Fair Contest 2017 Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES

Back to School Fair Giveaway Contest 2017

Back to School Fair Giveaway Contest (the “Contest”) runs on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 10am until 2pm ET.  The Grand Prize drawing will occur at approximately 2:05pm on Saturday August 5, 2017. Drawings for Other Prizes will be held at various times between 10am and 2pm ET on August 5, 2017 at times selected by Sponsor at Sponsor’s sole discretion.   Entry into the contest constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these rules, terms and conditions.

HOW TO ENTER:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Only one (1) entry per person is permitted. There is one way to enter this Contest. To enter the contest, a person must appear in person and complete an entry form at the Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine exhibitor booth (Booth #1) during the Back to School Fair at Westshore Plaza, 250 West Shore Plaza, Tampa, Florida 33609, which occurs on Saturday August 5, 2017 between 10am and 2pm ET. All entries must be received by 2pm on Saturday August 5, 2017. Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine (“Sponsor”) is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, misdirected, or incomplete entries; or for errors in mechanical transmission, or other any other difficulties. By entering the contest, entrant agrees to allow the use of his or her photo and any information provided on the entry form, (in any media now known or hereafter invented) and for any purpose, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, by Tampa Bay Parenting and its affiliates and licensees and advertisers/exhibitors/sponsors without further notice or compensation.

Entries become the property of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine and will not be returned. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor and/or its advertisers, licensees, affiliates, exhibitors may use information submitted to contact Entrant and/or to offer products or services.

ELIGIBILITY:

Contest is open only to U.S. citizens who are legal residents in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, Pasco, Hernando, and Manatee counties and who are at least 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, its affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, contest prize suppliers, and participating advertisers and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. “Immediate family members” means parents, siblings, spouses, children, grandparents and grandchildren, whether by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption or cohabitation, and anyone living in the same household, whether related or not. Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine’s determination as to eligibility is final and binding.

PRIZES:

There will be SIX (6) Grand Prize winners who will each receive one (1) check payable to himself or herself in the amount of FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00). Total value of the Grand Prize is $500.  There will be between TEN (10) to FIFTY (50) Other Prize winners who will each receive a prize selected by Sponsor such as a promotion item, a gift card, an item of merchandise, ticket(s) to a local event, supplies, goodies, or a retail item.  Total value of each Other Prize is between ONE CENT ($0.01) to TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00).

NOTIFICATION OF WINNER:

The Winners will be selected in a random drawing of all eligible entries received.  Drawings for Other Prizes will occur between 10am to 2pm on August 5, 2017, and the drawing for the Grand Prize will be held at approximately 2:05pm on Saturday August 5, 2017.  All drawings will occur at the Back to School Fair’s mainstage in the middle of Westshore Plaza, 250 West Shore Plaza, Tampa, Florida 33609.  A Tampa Bay Parenting representative or designee announce the winners’ names from the mainstage, and Tampa Bay Parenting will notify the winners by phone or email using the information on the entry form.  Winners of Other Prizes MUST CLAIM THEIR PRIZE BY 3PM AUGUST 5, 2017 FROM THE MAINSTAGE OR THE TAMPA BAY PARENTING BOOTH at Back to School Fair in Westshore Plaza, 250 West Shore Plaza, Tampa, Florida 33609; if a winner of an Other Prize does not claim the Other Prize by 3pm, the Other Prize winner will be disqualified and forfeit all rights to the prize, and an alternative prize winner will be chosen at random. Winners of a Grand Prize must contact and speak to a Tampa Bay Parenting employee by phone (813.949.4400) or email (info@tbparenting.com) on or before August 11, 2017.  If a Grand Prize winner fails to speak directly to an employee of Tampa Bay Parenting on or before August 11, 2017, the winner will be disqualified and forfeit all rights to the prize, and the Grand Prize will be donated to a non-profit charity of Sponsor’s choice. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE:

Winners of Other Prizes MUST CLAIM THEIR PRIZE BY 3PM AUGUST 5, 2017 FROM THE MAINSTAGE OR THE TAMPA BAY PARENTING BOOTH at Back to School Fair in Westshore Plaza, 250 West Shore Plaza, Tampa, Florida 33609; if a winner of an Other Prize does not claim the Other Prize by 3pm, the Other Prize winner will be disqualified and forfeit all rights to the prize, and an alternative prize winner will be chosen at random. Grand Prize winners will be required to sign legal documents or provide additional proof of eligibility. Specifically, a Grand Prize winner must complete an affidavit of eligibility, which releases Sponsor, its affiliates, and prize suppliers from any and all liability related to this Contest or use or acceptance of the prize. Grand Prize winners must complete the affidavit of eligibility, without making changes, and return the properly completed and notarized affidavit for receipt by Tampa Bay Parenting on or before Friday August 18, 2017. Failure of Tampa Bay Parenting to receive a properly executed affidavit on or before Friday August 18, 2017 will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize. By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to allow the use of his or her name, voice, photograph, likeness and any information provided on the entry form, (in any media now known or hereafter invented) and for any purpose, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, by Tampa Bay Parenting and its affiliates, without further compensation.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS:

No alternative prize or other substitution is permitted except in the event of prize unavailability, in which case Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or prizes of equal or greater value. Prizes are not transferable or assignable by the Winner.

Winner is responsible for any charges not specifically listed as part of the prize or to redeem or make use of prize, including transportation to and from any destination in connection with taking possession of or using the Prize, and any and all taxes, if any. All federal, state and local taxes, fees, and surcharges, and any necessary or appropriate insurance, are the responsibility of the winner. Winner agrees to pay all such taxes, fees, and surcharges and is responsible for furnishing proof of insurance if and as required by law. The winner must complete a W-9 tax form provided by Tampa Bay Parenting prior to taking possession of the Prize. Winner must agree to hold the sponsor harmless from any and all liability for damages or losses of any nature incurred in connection with use of the prize, including transit to and from any destination in connection with the prize.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Contest rules shall be governed and enforced pursuant to Florida law, excluding choice of law provisions. All other federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law. Entrants agree to be bound by these rules. Sponsor is entitled to interpret these rules as needed and their decisions are final. Sponsor reserves the right to correct typographical, clerical or printing errors in any Contest materials. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the secure operation of this Contest will be disqualified and ineligible to win. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or cancel this Contest at any time in such circumstances. In such circumstances, the Prize will be awarded based on entries received as of the date of termination.

WINNERS’ LIST:

For the names of winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope after August 20, 2017, but no later than September 1, 2017, to: BTSF Contest, 320 W. Kennedy Blvd. Ste 220, Tampa FL 33606.

ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

By entering the Contest, the entrant, for him/herself and for his/her heirs, executors, administrators, assigns and anyone else claiming by or through him/her, waives, covenants not to sue and fully releases and forever discharges any and all rights, claims or causes of action whatsoever that he/she may have against Sponsor arising directly or indirectly out of entrant’s participation in the Contest. For purposes of this waiver and release, “Sponsor” includes Tampa Bay Parenting and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees. This waiver and release covers, without limitation, any damage, liability, cost, attorneys’ fees and expenses whatsoever, whether known or unknown and whether foreseeable or not.

Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest, including the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement.

Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in printing, the offering, or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize.

SPONSOR:

The Sponsor of the Contest is Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, 320 W. Kennedy Blvd. Ste 220, Tampa FL 33606. Copies of the written contest rules are available online or will be sent by mail upon request if a self-addressed stamped envelope accompanies request.