Showplace Sweepstakes Official Rules
THESE RULES APPLY TO ALL SWEEPSTAKES SPONSORED BY SHOWPLACE, INC. AND/OR ITS STORES. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN ANY SHOWPLACE SWEEPSTAKES. IF A SWEEPSTAKES OFFERS ADDITIONAL ENTRIES BASED ON RENTALS, PAYMENTS, ETC., THE SAME NUMBER OF ENTRIES ARE PERMITTED WITH NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Showplace Sweepstakes are open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Showplace, Inc. and other companies associated with the promotion of any Sweepstakes, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. All Sweepstakes are subject to federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations.
All Sweepstakes are sponsored by Showplace, Inc., located at 611 Bellefontaine Avenue; Marion, Ohio 43302 and/or one or more of its stores (collectively, 'Showplace'). See LOCATIONS for a complete list of all Showplace stores.
3. Agreement to official rules
Participation in any Sweepstakes constitutes entrants' full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirement set forth herein.
4. Sweepstakes Period
Sweepstakes Periods are from the first day of the month to the last day of the month in which the sweepstakes is being held unless posted otherwise. Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Sweepstakes using the methods described below.
5. How to enter
For corporate-sponsored sweepstakes, register electronically through the Company's website unless communicated otherwise. For store-sponsored sweepstakes, register on-site at the sponsoring store unless communicated otherwise. Communications in either event typically come in the form of electronic messaging and/or signage displayed at participating store(s).
6. Prize Drawings
Drawings will be held as posted or at the end of the last business day of the Sweepstakes Period, selecting the winner(s) at random from all eligible entries. Unless noted otherwise, it is not required to be present during any drawing to win.
7. Odds Of Winning
The odds of any entry winning any sweepstakes are determined by the total number of entries.
8. Winner Notification
Showplace shall attempt to notify the winner(s) by telephone, email and/or visiting the home(s) of the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted within five (5) business days after the date of the first attempt, alternate winner(s) may be selected from the remaining eligible entries. Winners of prizes valued at $600 or more shall be required to complete a Showplace Customer Giveaway Form and an IRS W9 Form. Winners of prizes valued at $600 or more shall be issued a 1099 per IRS rules. Winners of prizes valued at less than $600 may be issued a 1099 at the discretion of Showplace. The IRS requires all sweepstakes prize winnings to be reported as miscellaneous income.
Prizes for store-sponsored sweepstakes shall be posted at the store sponsoring the sweepstakes. Make and model may vary from the pictured item.
10. General Conditions
In the event that the operation, security or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Showplace in its sole discretion, Showplace may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner than best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. Showplace reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Showplace reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys' fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by Showplace to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
11. Release and Limitations of Liability
By participating in the contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Showplace and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with any Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (collectively, 'Released Parties') from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in any Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize awarded (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention with any Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) any other errors or problems in connection with any Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors than may occur in the administration of any Sweepstakes, the announcement of any winner(s), the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or (e) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants' participation in any Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of any prize awarded (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties' liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in any Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorneys' fees. 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 any Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with any Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Ohio. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants' rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Showplace in connection with any Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ohio.
Information collected from entrants may be used to contact entrants regarding sales, promotion or other store events or activities, or to survey entrants regarding customer satisfaction. Information collected from entrants will never be sold, rented or otherwise distributed to third parties.
14. Winner List
To request the name of the winner of any Sweepstakes, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Showplace, Inc., 611 Bellefontaine Avenue; Marion, OH 43302; Attention: Marketing. Be sure to include the name of the Sweepstakes for which you are requesting the Winner List. Winner List requests will only be accepted after the Sweepstakes is over, or any promotion of which it is a part has ended.