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Valid entries must be submitted via the method as described above. Incomplete entries are void. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. Online entries are deemed to have been submitted by active News & Observer Plus subscribers. All mailed entries become the property of The News & Observer. Neither The News & Observer, its respective affiliates, parent, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotional agencies, or employees are responsible for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any Web site or online service or any other error or malfunction or late, lost, illegible or misdirected entries.
By entering into and participating in each drawing, each entrant agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges and warrants that s/he is eligible to participate in the drawing. By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to release The News & Observer, its parent company, McClatchy Newspapers, Inc., its directors, employees, officers and agents, without limitation, its advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of the prize or participation in any prize-related activities, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Employees of The McClatchy Company and its respective affiliated companies; divisions, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, including The News & Observer, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household are not eligible to participate in the drawings. The News & Observer reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend the drawing should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond the control of The News & Observer corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the drawing.
The News & Observer will determine which entries are Valid Entries and whether the entries otherwise meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. The News & Observer will randomly draw winner(s) on or about date stated on individual contest entry forms from all of the valid entries received. The News & Observer will be the sole judge of which entries are Valid Entries and its decision and drawing will be final. Winner(s) will be notified by e-mail, or may be notified by telephone if specifically stated so on contest entry form, or if no valid e-mail is provided, using the information provided on such winner's entry. The News & Observer is not responsible for misdirected or corrupted e-mail addresses that prohibit a person from entering any drawing or that prevent The News & Observer from identifying or contacting a winner. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, or cannot be contacted within a reasonable period of time, an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of Valid Entries. Odds of winning any drawing depend upon the number of Eligible Entries received for each drawing.
The winner or winners of each drawing hereby agree that The News & Observer may post or publish his or her name in The News & Observer or on www.newsobserver.com after the drawing. To obtain the name of the winners of the drawings, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The News & Observer, ATTN: N&O ZONE, 215 So. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC, 27601. Requests must be received in writing within 90 days of the drawing.
Winners will receive their prizes in the method specifically stated on individual contest entry forms. Any expense not specifically stated as being included in the prize is the sole responsibility of the winner. The News & Observer reserves the right to substitute the prize with a similar prize of equal or greater value or with the equivalent cash value. The News & Observer reserves the right to not substitute the prize with a similar prize of equal or greater value or with the equivalent cash value. The winner may not transfer, redeem for cash equivalent or substitute the prize. Federal, state and local taxes, charges and incidental costs, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winners.
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215 S. McDowell St.
Raleigh, NC 27601