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"Santa is Coming to Town" Kids Holiday Coloring Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open only to legal U.S. residents who are 13 years of age or younger, residing in The Verde Independent and The Camp Verde Bugle delivery area. Void wherever prohibited by law. Individuals who have won prizes from promotions sponsored by Verde Valley Newspapers in the past 90 days are not eligible. Employees of Verde Valley Newspapers ('Sponsor'), Wal-Mart or Acme Pizzaria, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this sweepstakes and the immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.
TO ENTER: Beginning 12/1/13 through 12/16/13, using the Coloring Page/Official Entry Form published in The Verde Independent and The Camp Verde Bugle on December 1st, 2013, submit a colored and completed Coloring Page/Entry form. Coloring Page/Official Entry Forms can also be obtained by visiting www.verdenews.com or www.cvbugle.com. Contest entries will be divided into three age brackets: ages 5 & under, ages 6 to 9 and ages 10 to 13. Two (2) winners from each age bracket will be selected.
Entries can be submitted the following ways:
1) By mail entry - Mail the completed Coloring Page/Official Entry Form in a hand-addressed, business-size envelope (#10) first class, postage prepaid to: Holiday Coloring Contest Entry, The Verde Independent, 116 S Main Street, PO Box 429, Cottonwood, AZ 86323 or Holiday Coloring Contest Entry, The Camp Verde Bugle, 283 S. 3rd Street, Camp Verde, AZ 86322. Mail-in entries must be received by December 16, 2013 at 5PM. Limit one Official Coloring Page/entry form per envelope. Entry must include your complete name, street address (no P.O. Boxes), city, state, zip code, date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy), plus daytime and evening telephone numbers. (If you do not have a telephone, state 'No Phone.' Failure to comply with this or any other official rule will result in disqualification.)
2) Independent or Bugle office drop-off - Take your completed Coloring Page/Official Entry Form to The Verde Independent, 116 S Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86323 or The Camp Verde Bugle, 283 S. 3rd Street, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 and submit at the front lobby reception area. Entries must be received by December 16th, 2013 at 5PM.
Limit one entry per child. Any hand drawn medium may be used to color the picture (crayons, markers, paints, etc.). Entrants must use specified Coloring Page/Entry Form for their age bracket and entries must have parental/legal guarding signature acknowledging permission to participate in the contest or entry will be disqualified. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, postage due, misdirected entries or entries not received. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
RANDOM DRAWING: Winners will be selected by random drawing on or about December 18, 2013 from all eligible entries received in that same age bracket. Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters. Winners will be notified by phone/email using the information provided in the entry and will have three (3) business days to respond. If there is no timely response an alternate potential prize winner may be selected. Limit one prize per person/household address. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
Two prizes will be awarded in each age group: 1st PRIZE - Bicycle provided by Wal-Mart; 2nd Prize - A Large pizza from Acme Pizzaria
Restrictions may apply. Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by winners permitted. Subject to all terms, conditions and restrictions on gift card or imposed by issuer. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category. Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded. Winner must pick up his or her prize at The Verde Independent located at 116 S Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86323, M-F between 9AM - 5PM.
SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY, GUARANTEE, OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND CONCERNING ANY PRIZE, AND SPONSORS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, WARRANTY OF FITNESS, AND ANY OTHER IMPLIED WARRANTY.
TERMS: Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the promotion, whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Winners assume all liability and agree to hold Sponsor harmless for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this promotion or use or redemption of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, any damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the online portion of the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user's ability to participate in the promotion whether caused by computer, technical or human error. All terms of the promotion shall be construed according to, and any disputes shall be subject to, the laws of the State of Arizona. EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS PROMOTION SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY IN THE COURTS OF ARIZONA LOCATED IN YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGEMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT WITH REGARD TO THIS PROMOTION, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS' FEES, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and sponsors in connection with the promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Arizona or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Arizona. The courts of Arizona in Yavapai County shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Official Rules and/or this promotion. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Sweepstakes, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Arizona in Yavapai County and waive the right to contest jurisdiction. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the promotion or any portion of it for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the promotion; or if a computer virus, bug, wireless failure, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the promotion as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, freeze or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. Any attempt to undermine the operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal & civil laws. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and/or seek damages from any individual making any such attempts to the full extent permitted by law.
NO LIABILITY & INDEMNIFICATION: Neither Sponsor nor its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, or suppliers are responsible for and entrants release all from any failures of any kind (whether caused by computer, technical, or human error) which may either limit the entrant's ability to submit an entry, claim a prize, or otherwise participate in any Sweepstakes, or Sponsor's ability to include all eligible entries, conduct random drawings, notify potential winners, or otherwise execute any Sweepstakes in the manner intended. Entrants further release and agree to indemnify Sponsor and Sponsor Affiliates from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever arising from injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with any Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to: (a) the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; (b) any travel or prize-related activity; (c) any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or any other materials disseminated by Sponsor; and (d) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers, or providers used by an entrant or Sponsor.
SPONSOR: Verde Valley Newspapers, 116 S Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86323