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"The ION Blend" 2016 Upfront Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts on March 7th, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on June 19, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes will be divided into fifteen (15) weekly entry periods (each, a “Weekly Period”). Each Weekly Period will begin at 12:00 a.m. ET on a Monday and end at 11:59 p.m. ET on the following Sunday.
SPONSOR: ION Media Entertainment, Inc., 601 Clearwater Park Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 (“Sponsor”).
ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are (i) at least twenty-one (21) years of age and (ii) employees of current or potential ION Television advertisers, advertising agencies or media buying agencies. Employees of Sponsor and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, entrants can visit www.TheIONBlend.com (the “Website”) and complete the online registration form with their complete name and current company contact information, including company name, company email address and company phone number to receive one (1) entry in the applicable Weekly Period drawing (each such eligible entrant, a “Participant”, and each entry by a Participant, an “Entry”). Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday to be considered for the applicable Weekly Period drawing. For each day of the Sweepstakes Period that Participant visits the Website after successfully submitting the online registration form, he or she will only be prompted to re-enter his or her current company email address to receive one (1) daily entry form Entry. Participant may only use one (1) current company email address to participate in the Sweepstakes. How to receive bonus Entries: After submitting the entry form (or re-entering his/her current company email address, as applicable), Participant will have the opportunity to receive one (1) bonus Entry per day for every one of the following activities it participates in on the Website: (i) completing the Trivia game; (ii) completing the Anagram game; (iii) completing the Memory game; (iv) downloading the ION Television one sheet; and/or (v) sharing the Sweepstakes with other employees of current or potential ION Television advertisers, advertising agencies or media buying agencies through social media (Twitter and/or Facebook). Entries and bonus Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit of one (1) entry form Entry and five (5) bonus Entries per Participant per day throughout the Sweepstakes Period (for a maximum of six (6) Entries per Participant per day). Neither the daily volume of social media posts or links to the Sweepstakes, nor the number of trivia questions a Participant receives or completes, nor the number of matches a Participant completes in any of the games, nor the time in which he/she completes any game or activity, will increase or decrease a Participant’s chances of winning a prize. All Participants have an equal chance of winning. Entries and bonus Entries received from any Participant or email address in excess of the daily limitation specified above will be void.
RANDOM DRAWINGS: One (1) potential Weekly Prize winner will be selected for each Weekly Period in a random drawing held within approximately two (2) business days following the end of each Weekly Period from all eligible Entries and bonus Entries received for that Weekly Period. Non-winning Entries and bonus Entries from one Weekly Period drawing will carry over into subsequent Weekly Period drawings. Odds of winning a Weekly Prize depend on the number of eligible Entries and bonus Entries received for each applicable Weekly Period. Limit one (1) Weekly Prize per Participant throughout Sweepstakes Period.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Potential winners will be notified via phone, mail, and/or email and will have five (5) days from date of notification to provide their shipping and contact information. If prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner, potential winner fails to respond within the time specified, 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 for the Weekly Period drawing at issue.
WEEKLY PRIZES: Fifteen (15) Total Prizes during Sweepstakes Period; One (1) Prize per Weekly Period. For each Weekly Period, one (1) prize winner will receive a $1,500 American Express gift card (each, a “Weekly Prize”). Exact gift cards awarded will be determined by Sponsor, whose decisions and final determination of gift cards awarded will be final.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: Gift cards are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute 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. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Weekly Prize: $1,500; Total Cumulative ARV of all Weekly Prizes: $22,500.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each Participant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Twitter, Facebook, and their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, representatives and advertising, promotion, and marketing agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Participant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize; (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, Entry, and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from Participant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use; and (d) that Entries (and all components thereof) will not be acknowledged or returned. By participating, Participant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Sweepstakes without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.
LICENSE/USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an Entry, and to the extent allowed by law, you grant the Released Parties a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub licensable, unconditional and transferable license to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, reproduce, encode, store, modify, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse your Entry, name, photo, tweet and/or posts and biographical material including, but not limited to, all materials submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes in any and all media, throughout the world, and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation to Participant or any third party.
MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, postage-due mail or garbled Entries (or bonus Entries) or trivia questions, 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 or bonus Entries, Twitter and/or Facebook shares, 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 any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the Website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or Website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised for any reason, including (but not limited to) by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to void suspect Entries and to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) and, if suspended or terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received up to the time of such action. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON OR PERSONS, WHETHER OR NOT A PARTICIPANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT, AND SPONSOR, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA and any controversy or claim not settled by the parties arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes will be resolved in New York City in a court of competent jurisdiction.
WINNERS’ LIST: A list of the names of all prize winners will be available at http://TheIONBlend.com/contest-winners from June 24, 2016 until July 24, 2016.