WTTW 2018 Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstake Official Rules
WTTW 2019 Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstake Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR CONTRIBUTION NECESSARY TO ENTER TO WIN. NO PRIZE CHANGES OR TRANSFERS; NO CASH SUBSTITUTIONS. The sponsor of the WTTW 2019 Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is Window to the World Communications, Inc. (“Sponsor”), an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and licensee of Television Station WTTW/Chicago and Radio Station WFMT/FM.
METHODS OF ENTRY: (1) Mail: Complete the Official Entry Form you received in the mail according to the instructions and enclose with the Official Entry Form the number of entry tickets you wish to submit. All entry tickets must be detached from each other in order for the entry to be valid. If your official entry tickets are pre-printed with your name and address, please check all information for accuracy. If pre-printed information is not legible, print your Name, Address (no P.O. boxes), City, State, and ZIP Code on each ticket you enclose. Mail your completed Official Entry Form and entry tickets to Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes, WTTW, 5400 N. Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625-4698 before the Deadline (as hereinafter defined). If you utilize the U.S. mail method of Sweepstakes entry, only Official Entry Form and tickets received through the U.S. mail will be accepted; faxed and express mail entries will not be accepted and all such attempted entries will be disqualified. If you did not receive an Official Entry Form in the mail or to request another copy of an Official Entry Form, tickets, and rules through the mail, either:
(i) legibly print your Name, Address (no P.O. boxes), City, State, ZIP Code, birth date and the words “Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes” on a 3.5″ x 5″ card and mail it to: Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes Entry Form Request, WTTW, 5400 N. Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625-4698, or
(ii) go to www.wttw.com/sweepstakes, and fill out the Official Entry Form request for the materials to be mailed to you, or
(iii) call (773) 509-1111 extension 2 (charges may apply). Mail entries must be postmarked on or before November 1, 2019.
Postage due entries will not be accepted. WTTW is not responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, forged, illegible, incomprehensible, torn, mutilated, destroyed, tampered with, incomplete, stolen, postage-due, or late mail.
(2) Internet: Go to the Sweepstakes Internet website located at the URL www.wttw.com/sweepstakes and complete the online entry form by providing your name, address (no P.O. boxes), City, State, ZIP Code, birth date, the number of entry tickets you would like Sponsor to enter into the Sweepstakes in your name (up to eleven (11) tickets per entry; 22 entries per household total) and indicate that you have read and accept the Official Rules. Online entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. CT on November 1, 2019.
Limit: eleven (11) tickets (includes one (1) bonus ticket) per individual; twenty-two (22) tickets (includes two (2) bonus tickets) per household regardless of the method of Sweepstakes entry. One (1) bonus ticket per ten (10) entry tickets will be issued to each entrant who enters online.
Eligibility: Sweepstakes open only to those individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age (or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence) on the date of Sweepstakes entry and are legal residents of and physically residing in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, or Wisconsin as of the date of their entry. Sweepstakes void outside of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin and where prohibited by law. Persons in any of the following categories are NOT eligible to win prizes: (a) Employees of WTTW, WFMT, WWCI, Inc., their affiliates and distributors engaged in the development, production, or distribution of materials for this Sweepstakes, (b) employees of advertising agencies associated with WTTW, WFMT, WWCI, or prize donors, (c) any sponsors of affiliated companies, (d) employees of Plante Moran or other accounting firms associated with Sponsor, (e) prize donors or their employees, parent companies, affiliates, or subsidiaries, (f) persons who are immediate family or who live in the same household as person in any of the preceding categories (whether related or unrelated). As used herein, “family members” means spouse, ex-spouse, domestic partner, mother, father, grandmother, grandfather, step-mother, step-father, brother, sister, children, and grandchildren.
DEADLINES: U.S. mail entries will be accepted beginning April 1, 2019. All entries must be received or postmarked by November 1, 2019. Mail entries received before April 1, 2019 will be disqualified. Online entries will be accepted beginning on or after at 11:59 a.m. Central Time (CT) on April 1, 2019. All online entries must be received no later than 11:59 a.m. CT on November 1, 2019. Sponsor’s computer will serve as the official timepiece for online entries to the Sweepstakes.
PRIZES: In addition to those Sweepstakes general prizes (described below) for which all entries are eligible, there are four (4) additional prize categories for which entries may be eligible:
First 50 Entrants Drawing. There are two separate First 50 Entrants prizes.
The Spring First 50 Entrants Drawing: (a) For Sweepstakes entries made via U.S. mail: your entry must be one of the first twenty-five (25) entries received by Sponsor via U.S. mail (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) between April 1, 2019, and April 8, 2019 (no faxed or express mail deliveries accepted; all such entries will be disqualified).
(b) For Sweepstakes entries made via the Internet: your entry must be one of the first twenty-five (25) entries received by Sponsor between 11:59 a.m. CT April 1, 2019, and 11:59 a.m. CT April 8, 2019 (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).
The Fall First 50 Entrants Drawing: (a) For Sweepstakes entries made via U.S. mail: Your entry must be one of the first twenty-five (25) entries received by Sponsor via U.S. mail (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) between August 1, 2019, and August 8, 2019 (no faxed or express mail deliveries accepted; all such entries will be disqualified).
(b) For Sweepstakes entries made via the Internet: Your entry must be one of the first twenty-five (25) entries received by Sponsor by 11:59 a.m. CT between August 1, 2019, and August 8, 2019 (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).
Spring Early Bird Drawing: One (1) person will be selected in a random drawing conducted by Sponsor for the Spring Early Bird prize. To be eligible for the Spring Early Bird Prize, entries must be received on or before June 21, 2019 regardless of the method of entry (online entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. CT on June 21, 2019).
Fall Early Bird Drawing: One (1) person will be selected in a random drawing conducted by Sponsor for the Fall Early Bird prize. To be eligible for the Fall Early Bird drawing, entries must be received on or before October 14, 2019 regardless of the method of entry (online entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. CT on October 14, 2019).
The Great Treasure Hunt Bonus Drawing: One (1) person will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries conducted by Sponsor for the Great Treasure Hunt Bonus Prize. To be eligible for the Great Treasure Hunt Bonus Prize drawing, each entrant must either write on the mail-in entry form or complete an online entry form. To be eligible for the Great Treasure Hunt Bonus Prize drawing, entries must be received on or before November 1, 2019 regardless of the method of entry (online entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. CT on November 1, 2019). Only bonus ticket entries are eligible for the Great Treasure Hunt Bonus Drawing and will not be included in the pool of eligible entries for the general prize drawings.
The winner of any prize noted above (e.g., the Fall Early Bird Drawing) is also eligible to win a general prize.
GENERAL PRIZES (See complete prize details and restrictions at wttw.com/sweepstakes):
GRAND PRIZE: One (1) 2020 Subaru Forester. All federal, state and local taxes, including without limitation sales tax, if applicable, are the winner’s sole responsibility. Winner must have a valid driver’s license. Winner may not sell the car back to the dealership within 90 days of receipt. No cash, merchandise only. Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $31,450.
One (1) trip for two (2) on the On Safari: Tanzania’s Great Migration tour by National Geographic Expeditions. All other prize expenses not specified herein shall be the sole responsibility of the prizewinner including, without limitation, additional excursions that are not already included in the itinerary, and excludes optional or additional services or meals not expressly included in the itinerary, transfers, insurance, amendments, transportation not expressly included in the itinerary, delivery, processing and handling fees, gratuities, and/or personal purchases. Size and type of room, shall be at Sponsor’s sole discretion and subject to availability. The prizewinner must comply with all check-in requirements, including but not limited to the presentation of a major credit card. Prizewinner must travel by Dec. 31, 2020 and must book by no later than March 31, 2020. (ARV: $22,000); One (1) Week long Culinary Boot Camp 1 for two guests, One (1) two‐day Grilling Boot Camp for two guests, and one (1) Gift Certificate for $625 at the Chopping Block. Two (2) prizes total. (ARV: $10,000); One (1) KP 200 motorbike ($2,799), one (1) KP200R motorbike ($2,799), and one (1) KP Mini motorbike ($2,499) from City Scooters. Must be 18 years or older. Three (3) prizes totalfor one(1) winner each. (ARV: $6,222); One (1) 8‐day adventure cruise for two along Croatia Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split for two adults. Valid on all 2020 departures of Croatia Coastal Cruising: Dubrovnik to Split. Winner and any guest of winner must travel on the same Peregrine tour itinerary, on departure dates available by Peregrine, and must possess valid identification and all necessary documents for travel including passport and visas. Winner must have a valid passport for travel with at least two (2) empty pages and six (6) months' validity after the date of departure. Winner must schedule tour through Peregrine and the tour is subject to all booking conditions, requirements, and restrictions established by Peregrine. Peregrine must have four (4) confirmed passengers on a specific departure date prior to winner confirming their spot. Peregrine must be booked by May 31, 2020 for travel departing by October 8, 2020. Winner will not be awarded additional compensation if winner travels without an eligible guest. Guests must be aged 18 or over; eligibility is determined by Donor’s sole discretion. No changes to travel arrangements will be permitted once any element of the Prize‐related travel is booked. Donor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers, or certificates once delivered to winner (or winner’s guest). Prize‐related travel may be subject to capacity controls, availability, blackout dates, and other restrictions. Any unclaimed and/or unused portion of the Prize will be forfeited upon travel completion and will remain the property of Donor. No refund or compensation will be made if a flight is cancelled or delayed. Travel is subject to any additional terms and conditions located at https://www.peregrineadventures.com/enus/booking‐terms‐and‐conditions. Peregrine Tour does not include spending money, travel taxes, trip kitties, and any costs related to travel insurance, passports, visas, vaccinations, transfers and all other ancillary costs (as well as the costs of obtaining any of these). All such costs and matters are the responsibility of the winner. Prize details not specifically described are at Donor’s sole discretion. The Prize excludes, and winner is solely responsible for, any costs or fees incurred by winner or winner's guest during Prize‐related travel that are not specified, including but not limited to: applicable taxes, fuel/currency surcharges, airport transfer transportation fees not included in trip itinerary, additional meals and alcoholic beverages, other than described herein, room service, gratuities, merchandise, telephone calls, medical and travel insurance together with any necessary travel documentation including passports and visas, as applicable and to comply with any customs and immigration requirements, and all personal expenses of any kind or nature, together with any applicable overnight layover. Winner is solely responsible for all costs incurred to and from the departure point as the trip portion of the Prize originates and terminates there. Winner should consult a physician prior to travel to determine the advisability of immunizations and inoculations that may be appropriate. Winner is required to obtain medical insurance prior to departure and it is recommended that winner obtains sufficient personal insurance prior to departure. The Peregrine Tour provided must be accepted as awarded, there are no substitutions. There is no cash alternative for the Prize, in whole or in part. The Prize is non‐transferable and non‐exchangeable. No compensation, refunds, or alternatives will be offered due to a winner's inability to attend, claim, or use the Prize. Donor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any Prize. In no event shall the Donor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of Prize(s) stated. If winner and/or winner’s guest engages or has engaged in behavior that is obnoxious, threatening, disruptive, inappropriate, illegal, or acts with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person, as determined by Donor in its sole discretion, Donor reserves the right to disqualify winner and to immediately terminate any outstanding portion of the Prize without further compensation. (ARV: $6,850); One (1) Hand‐woven Oriental Area Rug by Oscar Isberian Rugs. To be selected from in-store stock of area-rug carpets at any of three stores. (ARV: $6,500); Two (2) two-packs of Beluga Encounters and Behind the Scenes Tours, and six (6) four-packs of Behind the Scenes Tours from Shedd Aquarium. Beluga encounter restrictions: Ages 12 and older. Guests ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by a participating adult ages 18 or older. Participants must be at least 60 inches tall. Behind the scenes restrictions: Ages 7 and older. Guests ages 7 to 15 must be accompanied by a participating adult ages 18 and older. Photography and video recording are not allowed during this experience. No prizes may be resold. Eight (8) total prizes. (ARV: $2,343); One (1) $1,000 gift certificate to Chuan Spa at the Langham Hotel. Three total prizes. (ARV: $3,000); One (1) twelve month Premier Level Membership to Fitness Formula Clubs. Must be 18 years old. Not valid for current FFC members. Two (2) total prizes for one (1) winner each. (ARV: $5,000); One (1) Karastan wool carpeting shopping spree from select Karastan styles and installation from Home Carpet One. Must be an installed order. Winner responsible for sales tax and any costs above $5,000. Delivery charges may apply for which winner is responsible. (ARV: $5,000); One (1) $5,000 gift card to Princess Cruises. Does not include flight or travel. Gift Card restrictions stated on official gift card. (ARV: $5,000); $1,000 gift card to Turin Bicycle Chicago. Five (5) total prizes. (ARV: $5,000); One (1) “From Seattle: Northwest Explorer Rail Tour (7 days)” for two people. A 60‐day notice confirming the tour date is required. Double occupancy room included. InquisiTours Terms & Conditions apply to and acknowledged by each traveler. This tour does not include items not listed in the itinerary or gratuities for the tour director and driver and are the responsibility of the award winner. The itinerary contains information believed to be accurate at the time of publication. InquisiTours reserves the right to modify an itinerary or substitute tour components and inclusions without prior notice. Travel must be completed in 2020. (ARV: $4,970); One (1) Les Paul Traditional 2019 Guitar in Heritage Cherry Sunburst. (ARV: $4,669); One (1) Modern Luxury Staycation Package (ARV: $3,466); One (1) Chicago Sports Super-Fan Package. Any NBA Team merchandise acquired in the 2019 WTTW Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes is for personal use only. The merchandise may not be used for advertising, promotional (including contests and sweepstakes) or other commercial purposes. (ARV: $3,181); One (1) Legendary Landmark Staycation Package (ARV: $3,337); One (1) Classic Radio Flyer Trike or one (1) classic Radio Flyer Red Wagon. 12 total trikes and 12 total wagons. (ARV: $2,040); One (1) five night all-inclusive stay for two (2) at Royalton Suites Cancun. Subject to blackout dates. Blackout dates in 2019 include: November 25-30; December 21-31 Blackout dates in 2020 include: January 1-7; February 15-20; March 25-31; April 19-15; May 9-15; November 25-30; December 21-31.''' (ARV: $2,000); One (1) four- night stay including breakfast for two in the new Four Points by Sheraton, Aukland, New Zealand. Two vouchers to the value of $50 each for the Queen's Head Bar and Eatery and valet parking. Subject to availability, Mariott Rewards points not applicable to stay. (ARV $1,800); One (1) three-night stay at La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel for two including breakfast for two daily in La Plazuela restaurant and free parking for three days. Subject to blackout dates on major holidays and special festivals (Spanish Market, IndianMarket, International Folk Art Festival, Wine & Chile Fiesta). (ARV: $1,722); One (1) Window to the World Package (ARV:$1,675); One (1) Taste of Chicago Package (ARV:$1,610 ); One (1) Family Adventure Package (ARV:1,473 ); One (1) voucher for two premium seats to a 2019-2020 Harris Theater Presents performance. Voucher redemption is subject to availability. Some performances may be excluded. Valid only for Harris Theater Presents series; not valid for Beyond the Aria performances. Five (5) total prizes. (ARV: $1,250); One (1) three-night stay in a standard room at the Don Cesar. Valid Sunday through Thursday only. (ARV: $1,182); One (1) three night stay at the iconic Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel. Presentation of this original certificate upon arrival is required. All reservations are subject to availability. Room, tax, and resort fee are included. All expenses not included here must be assumed by the recipient. This certificate is non-transferable. No extensions will be granted. No cash value. (ARV: $1,125); One (1) Windy City Wonders Package (ARV: $1,008); One (1) complete Bob Ross Paint set. Due to the presence of paint thinner, this item can only be shipped via ground shipping. Thinner cannot be shipped to Canada. (ARV: $825); One (1) Private wine tasting certificate for six guests. Seven (7) prizes total. (ARV: $700); One (1) brewery tour for four (4) and a $100 gift certificate to the Tap Room. Must be 21 and older. Tour is held every Saturday. (ARV: $600); One (1) Wine & Hors d'Oeuvres Cocktail Party Package for 6 guests - bring 5 friends or family for a private party at Chicago Winery. Event date and time subject to availability. City Winery Wine Director will choose selection of City Winery Wines for the event and Executive Chef will choose selection of hor d’Oeuvres Valid at City Winery West Loop location only. (ARV: $540); One (1) SodaStream Aqua Fizz Sparkling Water Maker. Three total prizes (ARV: $540); One (1) $500 gift card to BLICK Art Materials. (ARV: $500); One (1) gift certificate for five (5) one hour massages at Urban Oasis. (ARV: $550); One (1) "Gold Coast" package: Haircut, Shave, Facial, Manicure, Pedicure, Hand Massage, Foot Massage & Shoeshine from Merchant and Rhoades. (ARV: $425); One (1) $250 gift certificate to Roy’s Furniture. Excludes clearance. Cannot be combined with other promotions. (ARV: $250).
GREAT TREASURE HUNT BONUS PRIZE: One (1) $10,000 giftcard to Walter E. Smite. (ARV: $10,000).
SPRING EARLY BIRD PRIZE: One (1) 2.5 days of helicopter-assisted guided adventure (hiking, walking, via ferrata and glacier-trekking) for (2) people including three-nights of backcountry luxury accommodation at CMH Bugaboo Lodge or CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge (choice of lodge at CMH’s discretion, based on double occupancy only); Daily guided morning warm-up and dynamic stretch class; Three meals a day plus après-hiking snacks and refreshments prepared by our world-class chefs and pastry chefs; Use of hiking equipment including boots, rain jackets, wind pants, day pack and hiking poles; Ground transportation to and from Calgary International Airport to Banff; One-night hotel in Banff (choice of hotel at CMH’s discretion, based on double occupancy only); Ground transportation to and from the Town of Banff to the CMH helipad. The winning entrant for the Prize Package (the "Winner") and his or her guest shall be responsible for all insurance (including without limitation, travel and medical insurance) for the duration of the trip (the "Prize Period"), air taxes, fuel & surcharges, ground transportation to and from the Winner's place of residence to the airport, gratuities, all additional meals, applicable taxes, any accommodation special requests or upgrades, pre and/or post tour accommodations if applicable, optional excursions, spending money, alcoholic beverages, massage services, entrance fees, overweight baggage fees if required, incidentals and any and all other expenses not specified in the above description of the Prize Package. Winner and guest must follow all instructions of the Sponsors and facility staff or participation in the Prize Package may be forfeited, in whole or in part. Winner and guest must travel together. Winner and guest are responsible for ensuring that all travel papers (including but not limited to passport and travel visas) required for travel to the destination are in good order, and are valid prior to, and for the entire duration of, the Prize Period. CMH will not be held responsible if the prize winner is refused entry into the destination by Government or border security authorities and no alternative prize will be awarded. (ARV: $10,000).
FALL EARLY BIRD PRIZE: One 7-night cruise for two on the Melodies of the Danube or Romantic Danube or Christmas Markets on the Danube sailing in 2020 Prize is only valid on one 7-night cruise for two on a sailing in 2020, on Melodies of the Danube River Cruise, Romantic Danube River Cruise, or Christmas Markets on the Danube River Cruise, based on availability. Cruise can be booked 60 days prior to embarkation day. Stateroom based in Category BA. Land program, stateroom upgrades, transfers and flights may be purchased at an additional cost and will be subject to the AmaWaterways cancellation policy; please ask for details. Gratuities and onboard incidentals are not included and are the responsibility of the passenger(s). Prize is not exchangeable against other cruises; offer is not combinable with any other promotions and/or discounts; certificate is non-transferable and has no cash value. To redeem your cruise, please send a copy of this cruise certificate along with your complete contact information via email for verification to [email protected] or fax 818-871-9737. Recipient must provide up to 3 cruise choices in order of preference. Should all 3 choices be unavailable, we will suggest an alternative cruise date based on the same specifications. (ARV: $10,760)
FIRST 50 ENTRANTS PRIZES: One (1) copy of the 2019 Rand McNally Road Atlas. 100 total prizes. (ARV: $1,495).
The total ARV of all Sweepstakes prizes to be awarded is approximately $183,149.
If all prizes are claimed, there will be approximately 193 prizes awarded (general prize pool, two (2) Early Birds, one (1) Great Treasure Hunt Bonus Prize, and two (2) sets of First 50 Entrants prizes.) In the event a prize description above differs from the description for that same prize as found in the Sweepstakes prize brochure or Sweepstakes website, the description on the Sweepstakes website shall control.
WINNER SELECTIONS: Winners of the Early Bird prizes, Great Treasure Hunt Bonus Prize, and those selected to receive a prize from the general prize pool will be determined by random drawing conducted by Sponsor. The Spring Early Bird drawing will be held on or about July 1, 2019; the Fall Early Bird will be held on or about October 28, 2019. The drawing for the Great Treasure Hunt Bonus Prize will be held on or about November 22, 2019 and will be drawn only from those eligible entries received by which have marked or included the word “window” on their entry tickets or online entry form. The drawing for all other prizes from the general prize pool will be held on or about November 25, 2019. All drawings will be conducted by Plante Moran or a comparable Accounting Firm engaged by Sponsor. The Accounting Firm’s decisions are final and binding in all matters and issues relating to the drawings and cannot be challenged or appealed. Sweepstakes entry materials are null and void and will be rejected if any part is illegible, incomprehensible, mutilated, mechanically reproduced, tampered with, or forged, or if any Sweepstakes materials contain printing, typographical, mechanical, or other errors. Entries are the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor’s decision is final and binding with respect to all non-drawing contest matters and issues, including, without limitation, the awarding of prizes, and cannot be challenged or appealed.
Odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received for each Sweepstakes prize drawing. Participant waives the right to assert, as a cost of winning a prize, any and all cost of redemption, delivery, or travel to redeem said prize, and any liability which might arise from redeeming, or seeking to redeem said prize. By participating, participant agrees to abide by, and be bound by, these Official Rules and waives any argument that the Official Rules are ambiguous. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor, the Sweepstakes prize donors, and its and their respective divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, directors, officers, trustees, agents, and successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, losses, liabilities, and damages of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, bodily injury, personal injury, death, disability, and property damage), costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, settlement, and disbursements) directly or indirectly arising out of their participation in the Sweepstakes, the redemption, acceptance, possession, use, misuse, loss, or misdirection of a prize or any portion of a prize and participation in any prize-related activities and hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, even if Sponsor has been forewarned of possibility of the same.
In the event of a dispute concerning who submitted an online entry, the entry will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. An “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
In the event of any dispute regarding this Sweepstakes, the dispute shall be resolved by applying the laws of the United States and the State of Illinois exclusively by and within the courts of Cook County, Illinois, without regard to conflict of law principles. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Judgments and awards shall be limited to costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event will attorneys’ fees be awarded. Entrants hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages. Prizes will be awarded after total compliance with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. All prizes validly claimed will be awarded per Official Rules and Official prize descriptions in the Sweepstakes brochure and the Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes website. Sponsor is not responsible for malfunction, fit, availability, delays, or damage in delivery of prizes. If listed prize is not available, substitution is at the Sponsor’s discretion, but will be of equal or greater value.
MISCELLANEOUS: Prizes are not transferable. No prize substitution or cash redemptions, unless so stated, in the Official Prize Description and the Official Rules. Participant agrees to accept prize as described and will not request substitutions. Limit one (1) prize per drawing per individual or household. In the event one individual is selected for more than one prize (except the winners of the First 50 Entrants prize winners and the Spring and Fall Early Bird prizes), that individual will be awarded only the prize with the greater monetary value, as that value is determined by the prize donor(s) in that prize donor’s sole discretion. The prize of lesser value will be awarded to another individual chosen at random. All federal, state and local taxes, including without limitation sales tax, if applicable, are the winner’s sole responsibility. Winners of any prize with an Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of $600 or more will receive an IRS 1099 form from Sponsor. The value of each Sweepstakes prize represents that prize donor’s good faith determination of the ARV thereof and such determination is final for all purposes and cannot be challenged or appealed. If the actual value of a prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash to the prize winner. Winners will be notified by mail on or before January 31, 2020. All winners of prizes will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability/publicity, to be returned to WTTW within fourteen (14) days of mailing. If not returned within that 14-day period, if winner refuses the prize or if the winner cannot be located, an alternate winner will be selected if sufficient time exists to confirm and verify alternate winner as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In addition, winners of travel prizes and their guests will be required to sign a release and a waiver of liability for travel alterations, modifications, adjustments, and/or perils encountered in the course of travel as well as a publicity release (unless otherwise prohibited by law). A minor may accompany the winner of a travel prize only if that minor is the child/ward of the winner. Travel prizes do not include air transportation unless otherwise stated in the Sweepstakes prize brochure or on the Sweepstakes website. All travel prizes do not include air travel as a component of the prize, unless otherwise stated. Hotel accommodations based on double occupancy and do not include meals or any other amenities unless otherwise stated. Winner is responsible for all expenses not included in the prize description including, without limitation, room service, souvenirs, tips, and telephone charges. Travel prize winner and guest(s) must travel on same itinerary including, without limitation, the same hotel arrival and departure dates. Travel prizes are subject to details in the Sweepstakes prize brochure and Sweepstakes website, as well as space and departure availability, blackout dates, and other restrictions. Reservations are non-refundable for cash or credit, non-transferable, and non-changeable once issued. If lost, they will not be replaced. Sponsor and Sweepstakes Entities shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution, or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers. Sponsor and Sweepstakes Entities shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage. Winners will receive a complete listing of all requirements for redemption of travel prizes.
By accepting a prize, winner releases Sponsor and Sweepstakes Entities from and against all liability with respect to any prize, and acknowledges that neither Sponsor nor Sponsor Entities have made, nor are in any manner, responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, regarding the use of the prize including, but not limited to, its quality, merchantability, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose or suitability for use. Sponsor and Sweepstakes Entities accept no responsibility for any additional expenses, omissions, delays, rerouting, or acts of any government or authority. By accepting a prize, winner consents to the use of his/her name and/or likeness for publicity/advertising purposes by Sponsor without notice, additional compensation, review, or approval in all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the universe. A prize winner cannot return, refuse, or forfeit a prize after that thirty (30) day period following the date of the mailing of the prize certificate to the winner. Any person who is awarded an automobile as a Sweepstakes prize cannot sell that automobile to the dealership that provided the automobile to Sponsor as a Sweepstakes prize for a period of ninety (90) days following the automobile winner’s acceptance of the automobile.
If, for any reasons, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to, without limitation, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, human error, typographical errors in any Sweepstakes materials, or any other cause that, in the sole judgment of Sponsor, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes and limit entries to those submitted prior to the action taken, or to proceed in such a manner as may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor and Sweepstakes Entities shall not be liable to any person for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any act of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the actions, regulations, orders, or requests prove to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute, or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any similar or dissimilar event beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control. Any person who supplies false information, enters by fraudulent means, or is otherwise determined to be in violation of these Official Rules in an attempt to obtain a prize will forfeit the prize won and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Sponsor is not responsible for human errors or errors contained in Sweepstakes materials including, without limitation, these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed software transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in the Sweepstakes or damage to user’s system as a result of participation in the Sweepstakes or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST VIOLATES CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SPONSOR MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
A list of prize winners can be obtained after February 28, 2020 by sending a stamped, self-addressed business envelope to the address below. Requests must be received by March 31, 2020. Limit: one (1) request and one (1) list per household. Mail to: Winners List, Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes, WTTW, 5400 N. Saint Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625-4698.
For a complete description of all prizes and restrictions, consult the Sweepstakes prize brochure and Sweepstakes website, or request a copy of the brochure and printed restrictions by writing to WTTW, Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes, 5400 N. Saint Louis Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60625-4698. Deadline for receipt of request: December 31, 2019. Limit: one (1) request and one (1) copy per household.
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