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Official Rules

FLAVOR SUBMISSION  PERIOD
The submission period for the National Ice Cream Month Celebration favorite flavor submission Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 12, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 31, 2013 (the “Entry Period”).  

PUBLICATIONS
The following publication is participating in this Sweepstakes (the “Publication” or “Publications”): The Opelika-Auburn News, a property of BH Media, Inc.

ELIGIBILITY
The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry  and who reside within sixty (60) miles of the circulation area of the Publication (the “Entrant” or “Entrants”).  Employees, contractors and interns of BH Media, Inc. (“BH Media”) and each of their respective divisions, affiliates, parent companies and subsidiaries (including, in each case, immediate family members) are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, “immediate family members” is defined as spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren, whether as "in-laws", or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension, and any other persons residing at the same household location, whether or not related. In order to enter the Sweepstakes or win the prize, the Entrant must comply fully with these official rules (the “Official Rules”), and by entering agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of BH  Media, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects.

HOW TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES
There is no fee to enter the Sweepstakes.

There are two (2) ways to enter:

Online
Entrants should log on to the following website at www.oanow.com/icecream (the “Website”) during the Entry Period and complete the applicable registration form.  Entrants must provide all requested information in the required fields as instructed on the Website.  Entrants should then click “submit” to be entered in the Sweepstakes (the “Online Entry” or “Online Entries”).

OR

Entry Form
The entry form for the Sweepstakes (the “Entry Form”) is available at the offices of the Publication beginning July 12, 2013.     
The completed Entry Form should be submitted to the offices of the Publication in the following way:  
Hand-Deliver:  Entrants should hand-deliver the Print Entry Materials to the Publication located at 2901 Society Hill Road, Opelika, AL 36830.  The offices of the Publication are open Monday through Friday, 8:30  a.m. until 5 p.m. CT, and closed on Saturday and Sunday.
ALL ONLINE ENTRIES AND PRINT ENTRY MATERIALS (TOGETHER THE “ENTRY” OR ENTRIES”) MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE OFFICES OF THE PUBLICATION BY 11:59 P.M. ET ON July 31, 2013 (THE “ENTRY DEADLINE”).  NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS TIME.
Entries for the Sweepstakes will not be accepted through e-mail or via facsimile.
BH Media d.b.a Opelika-Auburn News will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, postage due, misdirected or illegible entries.  

SWEEPSTAKES RULES
1. The object of the Sweepstakes is to celebrate National Ice Cream month &  promote the business giving away the ice cream, Bruster’s, and provide to Bruster’s information on those interested in ice cream.  
2. The Entrant must submit a valid email address and complete the information requested in the Registration form.  The Entrant must accept the terms of service of oanow.com & the conditions of the sweepstakes.  By entering the giveaway you are granting The Opelika-Auburn News & Bruster’s permission to email you at the provided address with information from our properties, affiliates & advertising partners. 
3. Entrant must be a legal US resident 18 years or older. 
4. Only one entry per person

 Use of E-mail Addresses

By participating in the Entry Phase of the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to opt-in to receive e-mail communications from BH Media or the Sweepstakes sponsors (Bruster’s or the “Sponsors”).  If Entrants choose to opt out of such future communications from BH Media or the Sponsors, they will be able to do so by following the instructions on any electronic communications sent by BH Media or the Sponsors.  Upon opting-out, BH Media or the Sponsors will no longer send e-mail messages to the Entrant.  Please note:  it is standard operating procedure for us to contact winners via email.  An entrant’s choice to opt out will also opt them out of the contest however will not affect or apply to their entry into future contests. Their entry into future contests will require opting themselves in again and consent to again receive emails from The Opelika-Auburn News.

PRIZES; ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entrants..
The potential Winners will be notified by email with a possible courtesy phone call in accordance with the contact information provided on the Entry Form, and will be subject to approval by BH Media pending confirmation of each such potential Winner’s compliance with these Official Rules.    The Winner must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release in order to be eligible to accept the prize.   Winner is responsible for all eligible taxes, licenses and fees associated with winning of the prizes.  Winner will be required to fill out a W9 when picking up prize.
All decisions of BH Media regarding the Sweepstakes are final.

INTERNET
It is the Entrant’s responsibility to enter in the appropriate manner. Each Entrant is responsible for all costs or charges involved in accessing the www.oanow.com website and warrants that the cost of accessing the site, if any, is part of a larger agreement with an Internet Service Provider or some other means, and that the cost of this access is not an incremental cost. If for any reason the internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of BH Media which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, BH Media reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes. Should the online portion of the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to July 31, 2013, finalists will be drawn at days-end from eligible entries received online up to the time of cancellation.  BH Media assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. BH Media is not responsible for lost, misdirected, illegible, damaged or undelivered entries. BH Media is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, services or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading of any material in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, BH Media reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such devices will cause disqualification. Collection and use of personally identifiable information will be in accordance with the Opelika-Auburn News/www.oanow.com Privacy Policy as posted on www.oanow.com.

CONDITIONS
By entering, Entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of BH  Media, which are binding and final, and release BH  Media, and each of its divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone associated with the production of this Sweepstakes, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any claims, injuries, losses or damages (including attorneys’ fees) of any kind arising out of their participation in this Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. The potential prize winner/s waive the right to assert as a cost of winning the prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and waives any liability or claims (including attorneys’ fees) which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. In the event of non-compliance with these Official Rules, or if prize notification is returned to BH Media as undeliverable, if prize is refused or cannot be accepted for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected in a random drawing. Upon forfeiture or refusal, no compensation will be given. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use the winner's name, photograph, likeness, Sweepstakes submissions and/or statements attributed to winners regarding the Sweepstakes, for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation or consent.  All entries become the property of BH  Media.  This Sweepstakes shall only be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the state of Alabama, without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws and submission of any entry constitutes acceptance of such laws.  This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

This Sweepstakes is not intended for gambling.  If it is determined that an Entrant is using the Sweepstakes for gambling purposes, he/she will be disqualified and reported to authorities.
BH Media and its affiliates reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Sweepstakes, including information on Entrants obtained through the Sweepstakes, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.
BH Media and their affiliates reserve the right to change the rules of the Sweepstakes at any time.

 NAME OF WINNER

To obtain the name of the winner, contact the Publication at 2901 Society Hill Road, Opelika, AL 36804

SPONSORS
BH Media Inc.d.b.a Opelika-Auburn News; Bruster’s.

Entrants further grant to the Opelika-Auburn News the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the Sweepstakes.

Opelika-Auburn News reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Sweepstakes, including information on contestants obtained through the contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

The Sweepstakes and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright, and/or the Opelika-Auburn New. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, agrees to release all Sponsors, and their parent and subsidiary companies, their officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising agencies from all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize.

The Opelika-Auburn News are not responsible for Internet crashes or slowdowns caused by network congestion, viruses, sabotage, satellite failures, phone line failures, electrical outages, natural disasters or acts of man or God.

All results posted are unofficial until winners respond to e-mail notification.

Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and will be required to complete an IRS form W-9. Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until completed form W-9 is received.

This contest is not intended for gambling. If it is determined that a contestant is using the contest for gambling purposes they will be disqualified and reported to authorities.

Opelika-Auburn News reserves the right to change the rules at any time.

This contest is officially sponsored by the Opelika-Auburn News & Bruster’s.

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