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Back to School Sweepstakes




The Back to School Sweepstakes (“Contest” or “Sweepstakes”) begins on July 22, 2014 at 12:01PM Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on August 17, 2014 at 11:59PM ET (“Promotion Period”). The time shall be determined by Sponsor’s timekeeping systems. Sponsor shall have the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Contest. All times mentioned in these Official Rules are Eastern Time unless expressly noted otherwise.


Open only to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry and reside in the United States and District of Columbia. Void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and wherever prohibited by law.  Employees of Scripps Media, Inc. (“Sponsor”), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”) and the immediate family members (spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren) and/or those living in the same household of Sponsor or Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.


TO ENTER:  During the Promotion Period, go to one of the websites listed in Attachment A to this Official Rules (each, an “Entry Site”) and follow the on-screen instructions to enter. All information you provide must be truthful, accurate and complete. Upon successfully submitting your entry to Sponsor as described above you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes


Eligible individuals that reside in certain geographic areas will also be eligible to win additional local prizes (each a “Local Prize”). If you are eligible to enter for a chance to win a particular Local Prize, please submit your entry through the corresponding Entry Site. Please see Attachment A to these official rules for  a list of Entry Sites, whether a Local Prize is available for each Entry Site, and the eligibility restrictions for that Local Prize, if any.


Limit one entry per day, per person and per household address regardless of through which Entry Site the individual enters.  No mechanically reproduced entries of any kind permitted. Illegible and incomplete entries are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, postage due, misdirected entries or entries not received. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account identified on the online entry form. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.


WINNER SELECTION:   Winner(s) will be selected by random drawing on or about August 18, 2014 from all eligible entries received.  Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters. Limit one prize per person and per household address. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.


PRIZE(S): One National Prize – the National Prize winner will receive one (1) Visa® gift card in the amount of $1,000 (ARV: $1,000).    


A list of the Local Prizes, if any, is also provided in Attachment A. All Local Prizes are subject to the terms of these Official Rules. Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. No substitution or transfer/assignment of prize by winners permitted. Subject to all terms, conditions and restrictions on face of tickets, gift cards or imposed by issuer. If by reason of printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules, a random drawing will be held to award the advertised number of prizes in the relevant category.  Under no circumstances will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.   Prizes are awarded "AS IS."  The ARV of all prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes is $2,609.


Federal, state, and local taxes on prizes, if any, and any other costs, fees and expenses not listed above as specifically included as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of winner. ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. An IRS form 1099 and other tax-related forms and documents may be issued by Sponsor if required by law.


WINNER NOTIFICATION AND RELEASES: On or around August 18, 2014, Sponsor shall notify the potential winner(s). The potential prize winner(s) will be contacted via phone and e-mail. If a potential winner does not respond after the first attempted contact from Sponsor within 5 days, he or she will be disqualified and the prize awarded to an alternate winner as determined by random draw from the remaining eligible entries. The potential prize winner(s) may be asked to provide confirmation that he or she is the owner of the relevant email address. Each potential winner may be required, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a scan or photo of legal ID, Release of Liability and/or, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release and also to have any companion(s) that will participate in the prize activities, if applicable, return the same documentation before claiming the prize or being allowed to participate in any prize activities. If any of the potential winner or the companion(s), if applicable, is under the age of majority in his or her state of residence, then the parent or legal guardian of the minor potential winner or companion(s) must sign and return all required forms. All forms must be postmarked within 10 days of the date on notification materials if return is requested via mail or forms must be completed before receipt of any prize if prizes are picked up in person. Noncompliance within this time period and/or return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from all remaining eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize with prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use winners’ name, voice, statements, image and likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.


PUBLICITY AND MARKETING:  Submission of an entry in the sweepstakes constitutes permission to the Sponsor to use entrant’s name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, social media handles and identities, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law. Submission of contact information in connection with this sweepstakes (whether or not required), including without limitation mailing address, phone number, and email address, during entry constitutes permission for Sponsor to use entrant’s personal information for purposes of administration of the Contest and for Sponsor to add entrant to Sponsor’s customer database and to contact entrant in the future for promotional and other reasons. You may opt-out of receiving such communications as set forth in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy or as provided within any such marketing materials (e.g., using the “Unsubscribe” feature provided in the footer of Sponsor’s emails). You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and the information you provide will only be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.


LIABILITY RELEASE & INDEMNIFICATION: By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns (the “Released Parties”) from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of, or relating to, your participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activities (including, without limitation, any event attended as part of a prize) and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any prize awarded hereunder (including, without limitation, any misrepresentation made by the entrant in connection with the Sweepstakes; any non-compliance by the entrant with these Official Rules; claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties to these Official Rules arising from or related to the entrant’s involvement with the Sweepstakes; acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Contest; any malfunction, error or other problem arising in connection with the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winner). The foregoing includes, without limitation, any claim for personal injury, property loss or damage, or death arising in any way in connection with the Sweepstakes.


OTHER TERMS:  Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the promotion, whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, incomplete, illegible, faulty, or incorrect transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, any damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the online portion of the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user’s ability to participate in the promotion whether caused by computer, technical or human error. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the promotion or any portion of it for any reason, including but not limited to, if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the promotion; or if a computer virus, bug, wireless failure, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the promotion as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, freeze or prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation or with any provision in these Official Rules. Any attempt to undermine the operation of this promotion is a violation of criminal & civil laws. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify and/or seek damages from any individual making any such attempts to the full extent permitted by law.


GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS PROMOTION SHALL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY IN THE COURTS OF OHIO LOCATED IN HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO, AND ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGEMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT WITH REGARD TO THIS PROMOTION, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and sponsors in connection with the promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Ohio or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ohio.  The courts of Ohio in Hamilton County shall be the exclusive forum for any dispute relating to these Official Rules and/or this promotion. All participants and winners agree, by their participation in the Contest, to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of Ohio in Hamilton County and waive the right to contest jurisdiction. 


SEVERABILITY: If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.


WINNERS LIST: For the winner name(s), available after August 18, 2014 send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Back to School Sweepstakes, Attention: Scripps Digital Promotions and Contesting Manager, 312 Walnut Street, Suite 2800, Cincinnati, OH  45202 to be received by October 1, 2014.


SPONSORS:  Scripps Media, Inc., 312 Walnut Street, Suite 2800, Cincinnati, OH  45202.


Visa® is a registered trademark of Visa, Inc. and is not affiliated with this promotion.


Attachment A

List of Entry Sites and Local Prizes


Participating Location

Entry Site URL

Local Prize(s)

Geographic Eligibility



WRTV Local Prize

Resides in Indiana in the WRTV viewing area which includes the following counties: Bartholomew, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Jay, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Wabash, Wayne and White

Knoxville News Sentinel



Knoxville News Sentinel Local Prize

Resides in Tennessee in one of the following counties: Anderson, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, McMinn, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Union, Washington; and in Kentucky: Bell and Harlan counties

Evansville Courier Press


Evansville Courier Press Local Prize

Resides in Indiana, Kentucky or Illinois

in the following zip codes








































Resides in Oklahoma in the following counties: Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Latimer, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Pittsburg, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington, and only the following counties in Kansas: Chautauquah, Labette, and Montgomery




WKBW Local Prize

Resides in New York in the following counties:  Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, McKean, Potter, Alleghany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua.


Local Prize Descriptions:


One (1) WRTV Local Prize - winner will receive an Indy Tire gift certificate good toward any service or tires (ARV:  $300).


One (1) Knoxville News Sentinel Local Prize – winner will receive a $250 Visa gift card (ARV:  $250).


One (1) Evansville Courier Press Local Prize – winner will receive a Family Membership to the Mesker Zoo that admits two adults and all children under the age of 18 in the SAME HOUSEHOLD and includes:

• Free general admission for one full year.
• Free admission to all special events occurring during regular zoo hours.
• Free tram rides for one full year.
• Discounted admission to Boo at the Zoo and Breakfast at the Zoo with Santa & Mrs. Claus
• Free subscription to newsletter.
• Discounts for Birthday Parties.
• Discounts or Free Admission to over 172 zoos and aquariums.

 (ARV:  $59).



One (1) WKBW Local Prize – winner will receive a $1000 gift certificate to Atwal Eye Care (ARV:  $1,000).




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