Black Friday Gift Card
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO
ENTER OR WIN. The Black Friday Gift Card Giveaway (the “Promotion”)
is sponsored by Orlando Sentinel Communications Company LLC (“OSC”).
Promotion is only offered in the following Florida counties: Lake, Orange,
Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia (the “Promotion Area”). Void outside
Promotion Area and where prohibited.
- Promotion is subject to all federal,
state and local laws. OSC shall be entitled to interpret these
Official Rules as needed — including but not limited to rules
regarding entries, deadlines, winner selection, prize restrictions, and
eligibility — and all of its decisions are final. By entering,
entrants agree to these Official Rules.
- Promotion begins on October 16,
2013. Entry deadline is November 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”).
Drawing to determine winners will be held on or about November 25, 2013. OSC’s
computer is the official time-keeping device for this Promotion.
- To be eligible, each entrant
must be at least eighteen (18) years old and a legal resident of the
Promotion Area (above) as of date of entry.
- Employees of OSC, Best Buy Co.,
Inc., Kohl’s Corporation, Macy’s, Inc., Target Corporation, and Publix
Super Markets, Inc., and the members of their immediate families (defined
as spouse, parents, siblings or children) and households, are not eligible
to enter or win. The term "household" includes all persons
residing together in a single residence, whether or not related.
- The following prizes will be
offered during this Promotion:
- Grand Prize (1): $3,000 in
Best Buy Gift Cards. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $3,000.
- First Prize (1): $1,000 in Macy’s
Gift Cards. ARV: $1,000.
- Second Prizes (2): $200 in Kohl’s
Gift Cards. ARV: $200.
- Third Prizes (2): $200 in Target
Gift Cards. ARV: $200.
- Fourth Prizes (4): $50 in Publix
Gift Cards. ARV: $50.
- The odds of winning depend on
the number of entries received. Limit one (1) prize per household.
- Gift card prizes are subject to
terms and conditions printed thereon as well as any additional rules or
restrictions imposed by issuer. For information concerning Best Buy Gift
Cards, visit www.bestbuy.com. For
information concerning Macy’s Gift Cards, visit www.macys.com. For information concerning
Kohl’s Gift Cards, visit www.kohls.com.
For information concerning Target Gift Cards, visit www.target.com. For information
concerning Publix Gift Cards, visit www.publix.com.
- All details of prizes shall be
at OSC’s sole discretion. Each winner assumes
sole responsibility for all expenses and incidental costs associated with the prize not explicitly
outlined above, including without limitation, all federal, state
and local taxes (if any), any other taxes, fees, and surcharges on any
- Prizes are not transferable or redeemable
for cash, may not be sold, bartered or auctioned and may not be
substituted except that OSC in its discretion may substitute a prize, or
portion thereof, with a prize or portion of equal or greater value if it
deems necessary. Any such changes will be announced. Any portion of any
prize not used by any winner
is forfeit and no cash substitute will be offered or permitted. Prizes
offered are provided “as is” with no
warranty or guarantee either express or implied by OSC. Other
- Entries will be accepted
beginning October 16, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. ET. To enter, complete an
official entry form at orlandosentinel.com/SentinelExpress
(the “Promotion Pages”) with all required information, which may
include your full name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and
age or date of birth. Entries will not be accepted through any other
method. All entries must be received by OSC no later than November 24,
2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt
by OSC. OSC will not accept screen shots as proof of entry.
- Limit one (1) entry per person
and per e-mail address. Additional entries received from any such person
or e-mail address thereafter will be subject to disqualification. Any use
of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed, script,
macro, or any other automated means or similar entry methods or
agents (including, but not limited to, contest-entry services or multiple
or different e-mail addresses, identities, registrations or logins) are
prohibited and will void all entries submitted by that entrant. No group
submissions will be accepted.
- Entries must include a valid
e-mail address for the entrant. OSC is not responsible for electronic
communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of passive
or active filtering of any kind. In the event of a dispute as to
the identity or eligibility of a winner based on an e-mail address, the
entry will be deemed made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the
e-mail address used for entry. The Authorized Account Holder is the
natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by the relevant
Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization
responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the corresponding domain.
- Entrants who fail to provide any
required information may be disqualified without further notification by OSC.
OSC is not responsible for entries that are lost,
misdirected, garbled, distorted, truncated, incomplete, illegible,
incorrect or late for any reason, and all such entries are void. OSC
reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any
time that in its opinion does not comply with these Official Rules. Entries
become the property of OSC and will not be returned or
- The information that you
provide in connection with the Promotion may be used by OSC in accordance
and which may be updated from time to time.
SELECTION, NOTIFICATION AND
VERIFICATION OF winners
- On November 25, 2013, or within
a reasonable time thereafter, OSC or its
designee will randomly choose ten (10) names
from all timely entries received. Subject to
verification of eligibility, the first person whose name is so drawn will
be declared the Grand Prize winner, the next person whose name is so drawn
will be declared the First Prize winner, the next two (2) persons whose
names are so drawn will be declared the Second Prize winners, the next two
(2) persons whose names are so drawn will be declared the Third Prize winners,
and the last four (4) persons whose names are so drawn will be declared
the Fourth Prize winners.
- OSC will contact each potential
winner in accordance with the information supplied to OSC on his or her official
entry form. Each winner must respond to initial notification within forty-eight
(48) hours and may be required to present valid photo identification,
signed affidavit or declaration of eligibility, liability release,
publicity release (where legal), tax forms and/or other legal documents in
person to OSC no later than seven (7) days after initial notification. OSC
in its sole discretion may allow transmission of verification documents
via fax or e-mail.
- In the event that any potential
winner (a) cannot be contacted directly by, or does not respond to, OSC within
forty-eight (48) hours of initial attempted notification, (b) fails to
satisfy any eligibility or verification requirement herein, (c) declines
to accept the prize, (d) or is otherwise determined to be ineligible, OSC in
its discretion may disqualify that individual and, an alternate winner
will be chosen by random drawing as soon as reasonably practicable after
such disqualification. Any alternate winners are subject to all
eligibility requirements and restrictions of these Official Rules. Up to
three (3) alternate drawings will be conducted for any particular prize.
If a winner cannot be verified for a particular prize after three (3)
alternate drawings, no further drawings will be held for that prize and
that prize will not be awarded.
- OSC may, in its sole
discretion, post the verified winners' names on the Promotion Pages and/or
any of OSC’s websites, including www.orlandosentinel.com
and/or in other OSC publications, including the Sentinel Express and What’s
the Deal Orlando.
- By accepting a prize, each
winner agrees to award OSC the right to publicize his or her name,
photographs (including the use and appearance of winner's photograph on OSC’s
websites), likeness, biographical information, e-mail address, voice and
details of winning for purposes of this and future promotions without
further compensation, except where prohibited.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY &
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
- Entrants agree that OSC,
Tribune Company, Best Buy Co., Inc., Kohl’s Corporation, Macy’s, Inc.,
Target Corporation, Publix Super Markets, Inc., any other company involved
in the development or administration of this Promotion, and a range of
subsidiaries, directors, agents, agencies, affiliates, franchisees,
promoters, prize suppliers, officers, directors, employees and related
persons (collectively, “Released Parties”): (a) are not responsible
for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to lost,
disconnected, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other
connections, late, lost, undeliverable,
damaged or stolen mail, or for any failed telephone or computer
hardware or software, or for any failed, delayed, misdirected, corrupted,
or garbled transmissions or errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical,
or electronic, or for entries that for any reason are not received by OSC by
the deadline stated above; (b) are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether
caused by entrants, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of
the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion
or in the printing of this offer, administration of this Promotion, or in
the announcement of the prizes; (c)
are not responsible for any injury or damage to any computer, modem or
other electrical device as a result of participation in this Promotion or
downloading of any software or materials; (d) are not responsible for unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Promotion;
(e) are not responsible for any printing,
typographical, technical, computer, network or human error that may occur
in the administration of the Promotion, the acceptance of entries, the
selection of winners, the prizes or otherwise in any Promotion-related materials; (f)
are not responsible for any unauthorized
third party use of any entry; (g) are not responsible for the inability
to select winners because of postal failure, equipment failure, or data
storage failure; and (h) are released from any and all alleged, existing,
or future actions, claims, and/or liabilities of whatever nature
including, but not limited to, personal injury, bodily injury (including,
without limitation, wrongful death and disability), property damage, and
expense (including, without limitation,
reasonable attorneys’ fees) and loss or damage of any other kind,
arising in whole or in part directly or indirectly, from participating in the Promotion (in whole or in part),
the use (including modification, adaptation, and reproduction) of entry
materials during or after the Promotion, and the delivery, acceptance,
possession, redemption, use, misuse, loss, or misdirection of any
prize or any part thereof.
- RELEASED PARTIES EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND (WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED,
STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND
NON-INFRINGEMENT. RELEASED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR
THOSE GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES MADE OR OFFERED BY ADVERTISERS, PARTNERS,
MANUFACTURERS OR SUPPLIERS, INCLUDING THOSE RELATED TO any prize. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL RELEASED
PARTIES BE HELD RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION
AND/OR PRODUCTS PROVIDED AND/OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE PROMOTION OR
FOR ERRORS OR ANOMALIES RESULTING IN THE UNINTENDED OR ERRONEOUS
PARTICIPATION, PRIZE AWARD OR OTHER BENEFITS UNDER THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
RELEASED PARTIES OFFER NO ASSURANCES, GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES THAT THE PROMOTION
OR RELATED WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE AND DO NOT
GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH
THE PROMOTION. RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE, AND ARE NOT
RESPONSIBLE, FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN, OR
INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN, THE PROMOTION, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARE
DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL.
- BY ENTERING THE PROMOTION
AND/OR ACCEPTING A PRIZE, YOU AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE
LIABLE FOR, AND WILL BE HELD HARMLESS BY YOU AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR
ANY DAMAGE, INJURY OR LOSS TO PERSON (INCLUDING DEATH) OR PROPERTY RELATED
IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO THE ACCEPTANCE,
POSSESSION, REDEMPTION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE OR ANY PART THEREOF,
PARTICIPATION IN ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY OR TRAVEL, USE BY A RELEASED
PARTY OF ANY ENTRY, PARTICIPATION IN THE PROMOTION, OR ANY OTHER CLAIM OR
CAUSE OF ACTION YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST A RELEASED PARTY.
- SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE
LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN
WHOLE OR IN PART.
- Any third party
trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark
owners. The use or mention of such third party trademarks in these
Official Rules or in the Promotion is solely for descriptive purposes and
shall in no way imply an endorsement or sponsorship of the Promotion.
- OSC reserves the right to
cancel, suspend or terminate this Promotion or any part thereof, in the
event that OSC determines, in its sole discretion, that the security,
administration, fairness and/or operation of the Promotion has been
corrupted or impaired by any non-authorized intervention, network failure,
information storage failure, telecommunications failure, malfunction, or any
other cause beyond OSC’s control. In such an event, OSC will post notice
of same at the Promotion Pages and select the winners
by conducting a random drawing from among all non-suspect entries received
prior to the suspension, cancellation or termination of the Promotion or
in such other manner as OSC, in its sole discretion, deems fair and
appropriate under the circumstances.
- OSC reserves the right to
disqualify any individual from further participation in the Promotion if OSC
concludes, in its sole discretion, that such person (a) has attempted to
tamper with the entry process or other operation of the Promotion, (b) has
repeatedly disregarded or has attempted to circumvent these Official
Rules, or (c) has acted towards OSC or any other entrant in an unfair,
inequitable, deliberately annoying, threatening, disrupting or harassing
manner. Tampering includes attempting to enter more than the number of
times permitted herein, including through the use of any prohibited device
or method. Any failure by OSC to enforce any of these Official Rules shall
not constitute a waiver of such Official Rules.
- ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY
INDIVIDUAL TO DEFRAUD, TAMPER WITH, OR DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE, THE
LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF
CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND OSC
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PURSUE ANY AVAILABLE DAMAGES OR REMEDIES AGAINST
SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND/OR REFER SUCH MATTERS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR
PROSECUTION TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
- All activity arising out of and
relating to the Promotion, including any reference to an entrant's status
as a "winner," is subject to verification and/or auditing for
compliance with the Official Rules and you agree to cooperate with OSC concerning
such verification and/or auditing. If OSC determines, in its sole
discretion, that verification or auditing activity evidences
non-compliance of an entry and/or entrant with the Official Rules, OSC reserves
the right to disqualify such entry and/or entrant from the Promotion and
any prize at any time.
- OSC reserves the right to
correct typographical, printing or clerical errors in any promotion-related
materials. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In
the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other
reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these
Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, OSC reserves the right to
award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing from among all
legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
31. By entering the Promotion,
entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action
arising out of or connected with the Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be
resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and
all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs
incurred, including costs associated with entering the Promotion, but in no
event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be
permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to
claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to
have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other
than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. Some jurisdictions do not allow for
limitations on the ability to pursue class action remedies, or certain kinds of
damages, and so these limitations may not apply to you.
32. In the event of any
discrepancy or inconsistency between any terms or conditions of these Official
Rules and any disclosures or other statements contained in any other Promotion-related
materials, including but not limited to the Promotion entry forms, or the point
of sale, television, print, mobile or online advertising, the terms and
conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
33. All issues and questions
concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of
these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants or Released
Parties in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by Florida law, without giving effect to any choice of
law rules that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction
other than Florida.
entrants expressly agree that any legal proceedings arising out of or relating in
any way to this Promotion or these Official Rules shall be brought only in the federal or state courts located in Orange
County, Florida, and entrants consent to the mandatory and exclusive
jurisdiction in such courts with respect to any such legal proceedings.
35. In the event that any
provision of these Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise
unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect
and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal
provision were not contained herein.
- For a copy of the Official
Rules or the final Winners' List, visit the Promotion Pages or www.orlandosentinel.com or mail your request with
a SASE to: Black Friday Gift Card Giveaway c/o OSC, 633 N. Orange Avenue,
Orlando, Florida 32801, specifying
either “Winners' List” or “Official Rules Request.” Winners' List will be
available after December 25, 2013.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Starts 10/16/13 at 12:01 am ET. Open only to FL residents
of Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole & Volusia counties, 18+ as of entry date.
To enter, complete entry form at orlandosentinel.com/SentinelExpress
or orlandosentinel.com/whatsthedealorlando by 11/24/13 at 11:59 pm ET. Limit
1 entry per
person/e-mail & 1 prize per hshld. Winners selected 11/25/13. Prizes:
Grand (1): $3000 in Best Buy gift cards (ARV $3000), 1st (1):
$1000 in Macy’s gift cards (ARV $1000), 2nd (2): $200 in Kohl’s gift
cards (ARV $200), 3rd (2): $200 in Target gift cards (ARV $200), 4th
(4): $50 in Publix gift cards (ARV $50). Odds of winning depend on # of
entries. Winners resp. for all taxes/costs not stated above. Other elig restrs &
limits apply. For full rules & Winners' List (avail. 12/25/13), visit orlandosentinel.com/SentinelExpress or mail request w/SASE
to OSC, 633 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801. Void