WTTW 2020 Great Treasure Hunt Sweepstake Official Rules

WTTW 2020 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 2020 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, 2020.

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, 2020.

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 March 30, 2020. All entries must be received or postmarked by November 1, 2020 11:59 a.m. CT. Mail entries received before March 30, 2020 will be disqualified. Online entries will be accepted beginning on or after at 11:59 a.m. Central Time (CT) on March 30, 2020. All online entries must be received no later than 11:59 a.m. CT on November 1, 2020. 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 60 Entrants Drawing. There are two separate First 60 Entrants prizes. 

The Spring First 60 Entrants Drawing: (a) For Sweepstakes entries made via U.S. mail: your entry must be one of the first thirty (30) entries received by Sponsor via U.S. mail (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) between March 30, 2020, and April 8, 2020 (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 thirty (30) entries received by Sponsor between 11:59 a.m. CT March 30, 2020, and 11:59 a.m. CT April 8, 2020 (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). 

The Fall First 60 Entrants Drawing: (a) For Sweepstakes entries made via U.S. mail: Your entry must be one of the first thirty (30) entries received by Sponsor via U.S. mail (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) between August 1, 2020, and August 8, 2020 (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 thirty (30) entries received by Sponsor by 11:59 a.m. CT between August 1, 2020, and August 8, 2020 (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 29, 2020 regardless of the method of entry (online entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. CT on June 29, 2020). 

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 19, 2020 regardless of the method of entry (online entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. CT on October 19, 2020). 

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, 2020 regardless of the method of entry (online entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. CT on November 1, 2020). 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

 

GRAND PRIZE: One (1) 2021 Subaru Forester Limited. 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 within 180 days of receipt. No cash, merchandise only. Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $31,095.

 

OTHER PRIZES: 

Four (4) $2,500 gift cards valid toward classes at The Chopping Block. Gift cards are valid toward classes only, not retail. (ARV: $10,000); One (1) Apollo gas drive motor bicycle by Cheata Bikes from City Scooters. Must be 18 years or older. (ARV: $3,795); 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); 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) $5,000 gift card to Princess Cruises. Does not include flight or travel. Gift Card restrictions stated on official gift card. (ARV: $5,000); One (1) Five (5) night stay in an Oceanview Pool Villa inclusive of daily breakfast for two (2) people at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru. Voucher validity: 1/1/2021-12/31/2021. Blackout dates: Peak season - 1/1/2021-1/8/2021, High season - 2/1/2021-2/25/2021, Easter - 4/1/2021-4/10/2021, Eid-al-Fitr - 5/10/2021-5/15/2021, Eid-al-Adha - 7/18/2021-7/25/2021, Golden Week - 10/1/2021-10/7/2021, Christmas - 12/24/2021-12/31/2021. Transfers and mandotory taxes by the government should be borme by the prize winner. (ARV: $5,700); (1) seven-night resort stay for two adults to Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas in Los Cabos, Mexico valid through December 10, 2021. Includes seven-night all-inclusive accommodations, ground transfers to/from the airport and hotel, all meals and drinks and the assistance of an Apple Representative. Restricted dates of travel include: 5 days prior to and after holidays such as Spring Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and other US government holidays (i.e. Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, etc.) The winner will be provided with a copy of the Reservation Request Form and asked to read pages 1 and 3 carefully. Prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash. The winner must be at least 21 years old and have a valid passport to redeem the prize. (ARV: $5,000); one (1) four (4) night stay for two (2) people at Sorrel River Ranch resort & Spa in a River View Studio King room. Blackout dates apply. (ARV: $3,561); Five (5) prizes good for four (4) tickets: Two (2) packages of four (4) tickets in price level 1 to Ailey and 3 packages of 4 tickets in price level one to American Ballet Theatre. Each Ailey ticket package is valued up to $480 and each ABT  ticket package is valued up to $520. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs March 10‐14, 2021 and American Ballet Theatre performs April 15‐18, 2021. Vouchers may be redeemed for shows other than Ailey and ABT at the time of redemption through December 31, 2021, based on theater’s discretion, available productions, and ticket availability. (Five prizes with a total ARV: $3,240); One prize package for two (2) people for four (4) nights of lodging and four (4) days of skiing (8 lift tickets, 2 tickets per day) at Grand Targhee. Excludes blackout dates, including: Christmas, MLK, and Presidents holidays, and any known dates at time of redemption. 12/18/20 – 1/3/21, 1/15/21 – 1/18/21, & 2/12/21 – 2/15/21, and 12/17/21 – 1/2/22. Expires December 31/2021 . Prize includes a voucher redeemable for round-trip airfare for two provided by JetBlue. Each travel certificate is good for one-time use. All travel must be booked and flown within the specified validity dates. In the event that a Travel Certificate does not include dates of validity, the Certificate shall be good for travel booked and flown within one (1) year of the date of issuance.If specific flights or departures/destinations are not identified on or in connection with the Travel Certificate, the Certificate may only be redeemed for one-way JetBlue flights to/from JetBlue cities. Redeemed travel is subject to availability, blackout dates, and capacity controls and seats may not be available on all flights. Flight schedules are subject to change without notice. Certificate is not valid for bookings on Mint, partner airlines or codeshare or interline flights or for use in connection with JetBlue Vacations packages, cruises or any other products or services. Certificate cannot be partially redeemed, is not redeemable for cash, and has no cash value. Two checked bags are included subject to size and weight limits. Certificate may only be redeemed by calling the number provided on the certificate. All fees are the responsibility of the barrer. Redeemed travel is not eligible for TrueBlue points. JetBlue’s change/cancel policies (including certain change/cancel fees) apply. If passanger is a no-show for reserved flight or does not change/cancel prior to scheduled departure, passenger will forfeit the Certificate(s) and all money associated with the reservation. Additional terms and restrictions apply. See http://www.jetblue.com/legal/ for details.    Restrictions are listed on the vouchers and includes listed blackout dates. (ARV: $2,800); One (1) three-night Bed & Breakfast-Package Stay at Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island. Full restrictions listed on certificate. (ARV: $1,717); One (1) five (5) night stay in a Junior Suite at Jaya House River Park, Siem Reap including: daily 60 min spa treatments for two (2), airport pick up, laundry service,  tuk/tuk service daily (07.00 – 22.00 hrs) daily, breakfast, minibar, two (2) tickets to Phare, the Cambodian Circus. Blackout 20th December – 10th January and the month of February as a whole. (ARV: $1,585); One (1) three-night stay at French Lick Resort’s West Baden Springs Hotel, two (2) spa treatments valued at $150 each, two (2) trail rides, and two (2) Donal Ross Golf rounds. Certificate is valid for amenities and services listed only and cannot be substituted. Certificate cannot be re-sold via an online auction. Certificate may not be extended. Original gift certificate must be presented at check-in to redeem for services and amenities. (ARV: $1,570); One (1) three (3) night stay for two (2) at Tarpon Lodge & Restaurant. Blackout dates may apply. (ARV: $1,500); Twelve (12) packs of four (4) park admission tickets to Santa’s Village Azooment Park. No refunds, no cash value, not for resale, may not combinable with any other discounts, promotions, or offers. Please see ticket for full restrictions and rules. (Twelve prizes with a total ARV: $1,296); Four (4) tickets to a 2020‐2021 Blackhawks mutually agreed upon home game in the 200-level, or the fall of the 2021-22 season. Must be mutually agreed upon date, regular season. (ARV: $1,200); Four (4) prizes for a One-Year Family & Friends membership to Adler Planetarium. (Four prizes with a total ARV: $960); Ten (10) prizes of a one (1)-year subscription to Marquee TV, the global streaming platform for dance, opera and theatre performances. App available to download on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. Winners must be based in the US, UK or Canada. (Ten prizes with a total ARV: $899); One (1) Bob Ross Premium Painting Experience set. Can not be shipped to Canada. (ARV: $825); Ten (10) prizes of a three (3) - play package to Saint Sebastian Players. Subject to availability; ticket holders must reserve tickets in advance or seating cannot be guaranteed; all programming subject to change. (three prizes with total ARV: $750); Seven (7) prizes of a private wine tasting certificates for up-to six guests. (seven prizes with total ARV: $700); One (1) prize of a brewery tour at Half Acre Brewery for four (4) and a $100 gift certificate to the Tap Room. 21 and older. Tour is held every Saturday. (ARV: $600); One (1) prize of a private party for one winner and five (5) guests. (ARV: $540); Two (2) prizes, each prize package includes a gift card for a 10‐week session of ART Classes at The Paintbrush. Valid for kids ages 1‐12 in currently open classes only. Must call to reserve class. 10‐week session indicates 10 consecutive weeks of classes on the same day each week. Must be received by 2 different families. Recipients may not have attended classes at The Paintbrush previously. (ARV: $530); One (1) prize for one winner and a guest for a three (3) night stay at Bass Lake, The Pines Resort, plus a $100 dining certificate to Ducey’s On the Lake restaurant. (ARV: $500); One (1) prize of a $500 gift card to BLICK Art Supplies. (ARV: $500); One (1) prize of a gift card to Bloomingdales. (ARV: $500); One (1) Modern Luxury Staycation Package: One (1) package of four (4) tickets in price level 1 to American Ballet Theatre valued up to $520, a two (2) night experience at the five‐star Langham, Chicago hotel—located on the Chicago River, just steps from Michigan Avenue. Includes a one‐bedroom suite for two (2) people; access to the Club Lounge; and a $1,000 gift certificate to Chuan Spa. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs March 10‐14, 2021 and American Ballet Theatre performs April 15‐18, 2021. Vouchers may be redeemed for shows other than Ailey and ABT at the time of redemption through December 31, 2021, based on theater’s discretion, available productions, and ticket availability. Two (2) passengers per voucher. Sunday thru Thursday. No holiday or specialty cruises. (ARV: $3,438); One (1) Chicago Fan Club Package. Any NBA Team merchandise acquired in the 2020 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. The vouchers will need to be redeemed by the winners online, over the phone (312-642-4600), or in-person at the Museum. Must be redeemed by 12/31/2021  (ARV: $290); One (1) Family Fun Package. The vouchers will need to be redeemed by the winners online, over the phone (312-642-4600), or in-person at the Museum. Must be redeemed by 12/31/2021. Must be 18 years or older (ARV: $880); One (1) Glamorous Chicago Package. The vouchers will need to be redeemed by the winners online, over the phone, or in-person at the Museum. Must be redeemed by 12/31/2021. Voucher must be redeemed by December 31, 2021. Two annual memberships to The Morton Arboretum. Each membership begins on the day the voucher is redeemed and is valid for one year from that date. Each membership has admission benefits for up to six people. Membership includes two membership cards for two adults (over 18) living in the same household. (ARV: $1,286); One (1) Taste of Chicago Package. The vouchers will need to be redeemed by the winners online, over the phone, or in-person at the Museum. Must be redeemed by 12/31/2021. (ARV: $1,070); One (1) Window to the World Package. The vouchers will need to be redeemed by the winners online, over the phone (312-642-4600), or in-person at the Museum. Must be redeemed by 12/31/2021. Voucher must be redeemed by December 31, 2021. Two annual memberships to The Morton Arboretum. Each membership begins on the day the voucher is redeemed and is valid for one year from that date. Each membership has admission benefits for up to six people. Membership includes two membership cards for two adults (over 18) living in the same household. Voucher can not be replaced if lost or stolen. (ARV: $981); Seven (7) packs of 10 Seadog Lakefront Speedboat Tour tickets. 1 passenger per voucher. Sunday thru Thursday. No holiday or specialty cruises. (Seven prizes for total ARV: $2,301); One (1) Beluga encounter for two (2) adults; One (1) pack of six (6) behind-the-scenes adult tickets. Beluga Encounter restrictions: Participants must be at least 60 inches tall. Children up to 17 years-old must be accompanied by a participating paid adult age 18 or older. A waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian for any participant 17 years or younger. We recommend that guests with shellfish and seafood allergies do not participate in this encounter. Behind the scenes restrictions: Minimum age is 7. Guests ages 7-17 must be accompanied by a participating adult, age 18 or older. A waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian for any participant 17 years or younger. Guests will need to understand information and instructions given in the English language or arrange for a paying translator to participate. (Two (2) prizes for total ARV: $760.)

 

GREAT TREASURE HUNT BONUS PRIZE: One (1) $10,000 gift card to Walter E. Smite. (ARV: $10,000).

 

SPRING EARLY BIRD PRIZE: Secrets of Melanesia expedition cruise through Solomon Islands & Vanuatu provided by Heritage Expeditions. Prize excludes International/domestic flights, visas and travel insurance, and all items of a personal nature while on board including laundry, drinks and gratuities. Optional Birding Supplement not included. (ARV: $14,190).

 

FALL EARLY BIRD PRIZE: Apollo HD Gas & Electric Hybrid Drive with Pedal Assist ($4,195) and Apollo gas drive ($3,795). Must be 18 years or older. (ARV: $7,990).

 

FIRST 60 ENTRANTS PRIZES: One (1) copy of the 2020 Rand McNally Road Atlas. 120 total prizes. (ARV: $1,794).

 

The total ARV of all Sweepstakes prizes to be awarded is approximately $138,210.

 

If all prizes are claimed, there will be approximately 240 items awarded (general prize pool, two (2) Early Birds, one (1) Great Treasure Hunt Bonus Prize, and two (2) sets of First 60 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, 2020; the Fall Early Bird will be held on or about October 28, 2020. The drawing for the Great Treasure Hunt Bonus Prize will be held on or about November 23, 2020 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 24, 2020. 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. 

Except as otherwise stated in these Official Rules, the use of the information each entrant submits in this Sweepstakes is governed by Sponsor’s Online Privacy Policy, available at http://www.wttw.com/privacy.

 

MISCELLANEOUS: Prizes are not transferable. Prizes are non-transferable, may not be redeemed for cash or otherwise substituted, except in the Sponsor's sole discretion. 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 60 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, 2021. 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. 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, cancellation, delay or interruptions, 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, pandemic, epidemic, health event, 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, 2021 by sending a stamped, self-addressed business envelope to the address below. Requests must be received by March 31, 2021. 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, 2020. Limit: one (1) request and one (1) copy per household.

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