"Win a $500 American Express Gift Card"

 

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

GIVEAWAY PERIOD


The Win a $500 American Express gift card Giveaway (the "Giveaway") begins at 12:00 midnight Eastern Time ("ET") on April 4, 2011 and ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on May 6, 2011 (the "Giveaway Period").


ELIGIBILITY
The Giveaway is open only to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry (the "Entrant" or "Entrants"). Employees of GateHouse Media, Inc. ("GateHouse Media") and each of its respective divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies (including, in each case, immediate family members are not eligible to enter the Giveaway. For purposes of this Giveaway, "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 Giveaway or win the prize, the Entrant must comply fully with these official rules (the "Rules"), and by entering agrees to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of GateHouse Media, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects.

 

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
Entrants should visit the GateHouse Media WickedLocal Facebook pages affiliated website during the Giveaway Period to enter-to-win or visit direct link to newsletter address and follow the instructions (the "Entry" or "Entries"). Entries will not be accepted through e-mail, postal mail or by facsimile.

Entries must be received by GateHouse Media by 5:00 p.m. ET on May 6, 2011 in order to be eligible for the Giveaway prize (the "Giveaway Deadline").

One (1) Entry per person or e-mail address during the Giveaway Period. Entries made with multiple e-mail addresses, under multiple identities, or through the use of any agent or other device to enter multiple times will be deemed invalid.


SELECTION OF GIVEAWAY WINNER; NOTIFICATION OF WINNER; ODDS OF WINNING
One (1) winner (the "Winner") will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about May 6, 2011. The Winner will be selected from all eligible entries received by the Giveaway Deadline, and will be notified by e-mail and/or overnight letter by May 9, 2011 in accordance with the contact information supplied with the Entry. If both methods fail after seven (7) days, GateHouse Media will select an alternate winner in a random drawing.

Decisions of GateHouse Media on all matters regarding the Giveaway are final. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Giveaway Period.

 

PRIZE
One (1) prize will be awarded in this Giveaway. The Winner will be awarded a $500 American Express gift card.

The potential prize winner must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release in order to be eligible to accept the prize. No substitution or transfer of the prize will be allowed, except at the sole discretion of GateHouse Media. GateHouse Media reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. The prize has 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. The gift card may have an expiration date and use of such gift card may include restrictions or excluded items. The gift card must be surrendered upon redemption and no photocopies will be honored. No compensation will be given for lost, stolen, mutilated or expired gift cards. GateHouse Media is not responsible for replacing lost, stolen, mutilated or expired gift cards. Fulfillment of the gift card is the sole responsibility of the merchant, not GateHouse Media.

 

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 web sites and warrants that the cost of accessing the site, 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 the internet 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 GateHouse Media which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Giveaway, GateHouse Media 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 Giveaway. Should the Giveaway be terminated prior to May 6, 2011, the winner will be drawn at days-end from eligible entries received up to the time of cancellation. GateHouse Media 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. GateHouse Media is not responsible for lost, misdirected, illegible, damaged or undelivered entries. GateHouse Media 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 the internet or at any web site, 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 Giveaway. CAUTION: Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, GateHouse Media 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 by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time 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 participating newspaper's Privacy Policy as stated on that website.

 

CONDITIONS
By entering this Giveaway, Entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of GateHouse Media, which are binding and final, and release GateHouse Media, and each of its divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone associated with the production of this Giveaway, 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 Giveaway or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. The 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 prizes and waive any liability or claims (including attorneys fees) which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prizes. In the event of non-compliance with these Official Rules, or if prize notification is returned to GateHouse Media as undeliverable, if prizes are refused or cannot be accepted for any reason, the prizes 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 to use the winner's name, photograph, likeness and/or statements attributed to winner regarding the Giveaway, for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation or consent. All Entries become the property of GateHouse Media. This Giveaway is void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

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

GateHouse Media and its affiliates reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Giveaway, including information on Entrants obtained through the Giveaway, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

GateHouse Media and its affiliates reserve the right to change the rules of the Giveaway at any time.

 

NAME OF WINNER
To obtain the name of the winner, mail a stamped, self-addressed legal size envelope (to arrive by May 13, 2011) to:

GateHouse Media New England
254 Second Avenue
Needham, MA 02494
Attn: Win a $500 American Express gift card Giveaway

 

SPONSOR
GateHouse Media, Inc., 350 WillowBrook Office Park, Fairport, New York 14450.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or American Express. You are providing your information to GateHouse Media New England and not to Facebook. The information you provide will be used for promotional purposes only if you should decide to opt in.

 

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