Registration Ends:
Sat, July 14, 11:59 PM ET
3rd & Final Round Voting- Top 8 Voting Starts:
Mon, July 30, 6:00 PM ET
3rd & Final Round Voting- Top 8 Voting Ends:
Mon, August 6, 4:00 PM ET

 

2018 Cutest Pet Contest Official Rules

1.     NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.

2.  PARTICIPATION CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF RULES AND DECISIONS, CONSENT TO USE AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS.
By entering this sweepstakes, each participant warrants that he or she has read and agrees to abide by all sweepstakes rules ("Official Rules") and that he or she is not prohibited from participating in the sweepstakes. Participation in this sweepstakes constitutes participant's full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., The Thomasville Times-Enterprise and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents (collectively "CNHI"), which are final, binding and non-negotiable in all respects. Each participant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless CNHI and its subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers from any liability arising from or related to the sweepstakes and/or the receipt or use of the prize awarded in connection with the sweepstakes, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Further, participant fully and unconditionally releases all claims for consideration, copyright infringement and all other claims of any nature relating to the use of participant's entry, name or likeness.

3. ELIGIBILITY.
This sweepstakes is open to legal permanent residents of the U.S. and District of Columbia, 18 years of age and older, excluding residents of Rhode Island.  Proof of age and identity must be furnished upon request. Employees, agents, independent contractors and affiliates of CNHI and immediate family members of all such persons, are not eligible to participate in this sweepstakes. CNHI reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, suspend or amend this sweepstakes at any time for any reason without prior notice. CNHI further reserves the right to amend these Official Rules at any time without prior notice, in its sole discretion. CNHI reserves the right to disqualify any participant for any reason, including, but not limited to, violation of these Official Rules or infringement of the rights of a third-party. This promotion is void where prohibited by law. CNHI is not responsible for any printing or typographical errors in any material associated with the sweepstakes.

4. TO ENTER. This sweepstakes will run between 12:01 a.m. Eastern on Friday June 22, 2018 until 11:59 pm Eastern on August 2, 2018 (“Sweepstakes Period”).  


 

 On-line Registration: To enter, participants must go to www.timesenterprise.com and click on the Cutest Pet Contest button & complete the online registration form.


Online Registration Time Period:


                 Start: June 22, 12:01am EST

                 End: July 14, 11:59pm EST

                 Registration Fee: $0


On-line Voting: To vote, participants must go to www.timesenterprise.com and click on the Cutest Pet Contest button & complete the online voting form. No votes will be carried over between the rounds. Each voting round will start out with 0 votes per pet at the voting round start time.

Online Voting Rounds:


Round 1 – all pets, narrowing down to Top 32
Start: 12:01am July 15, 2018
End: 12:00pm NOON July 23, 2018
Price Per Vote: 1st round of voting $.50 per vote (minimum $5)

Round 2 – narrowing down to Top 8
Start: 6:00pm, July 23, 2018
End: 12:00pm NOON July 30, 2018
Price Per Vote: 2nd round of voting $.50 per vote (minimum $5)

Round 3 – narrowing down to 1st & 2nd place winner
Start: 6:00pm July 30, 2018
End: 4:00pm, August 6, 2018
Price Per Vote: 3rd round of voting $.50 per vote (minimum $5)

All on-line payments will go through our Administrator Advanced Pre Press Technology Inc., Burbank, CA. Any charges incurred will show up as Online Contest-APT on your statement.

On-Line votes may be submitted using a valid credit card including, American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Discover: (min. $5.00 online charge). Only valid, authorized credit card transactions will be considered as a legitimate vote. All authorized credit card transactions are non-cancellable and non-refundable. If your credit card is declined for any reason, no vote will be submitted on your behalf.

General Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Entries: Fees for approved and verified photo entries are non-cancellable and non-refundable.
Voting: All Voting fees are non-cancellable and non-refundable.

All completed entries must be received no later than 11:59p.m. on the last day of the Registration Period to be eligible to win the prize ("Eligible Entries").  Submissions received after this date and time will not be valid. Only one entry per individual. Personal information collected from entries is subject to the Privacy Policy as set forth at  www.timesenterprise.com which is incorporated herein by reference.  Proof of submission does not constitute proof of delivery. By submitting an entry, participants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Automated entries or entries generated by robots or scripts are prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification of any and all associated entrants.  Persons submitting entries under false pretenses will be disqualified. For any online entries, if applicable, if for any reason the Internet portion of the sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the sweepstakes, CNHI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the sweepstakes. CNHI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the sweepstakes. CNHI has no obligation to notify a participant of his/her disqualification.  CAUTION:  any attempt by a participant to undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and, should such an attempt be made, CNHI reserves the right to prosecute and seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law. CNHI is not responsible for any lost, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate or misdirected entries. Entries will not be returned and will become the property of CNHI for promotional and other use, and by entering participants assign any and all rights in and to the entries, and copyrights thereof, to CNHI. By entering, each participant authorizes CNHI to use his or her name, likeness and image in its advertising and promotional materials.

5. TO WIN. On Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at approximately 11:59p.m. Eastern (the “Drawing Date”), one (1) eligible entry will be chosen as first and second place winners based on the total number of votes received during the Round 3 voting period. In the event of a tie, the newspaper will randomly pick the winner from the tied entries. A winner need not be present to win.  Limit of one winner per household.
 
6. PRIZE. The first place prize is a $100 Prize Package; The second place prize is a $50 Prize Package.  The approximate retail value of all prizes is One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($150.00 U.S.).  If a trip is included in the prize package, if applicable, winners must provide their own transportation to and from the destination.  The stay may be subject to certain restrictions.  Winners agree to be responsible for any and all additional charges including, without limitation, meals and incidentals. The winners do not have choice of trip options. Expenses not stated are solely the responsibility of the winners. If a gift card is included in the prize package, if applicable, lost or stolen gift cards cannot be replaced. There are no service fees or expiration dates connected with the use of the gift cards. To check a balance follow the instructions on the gift card. Any gift cards awarded as prizes are not redeemable for cash except where required by law.]  Actual prizes may differ from those shown in advertisements. CNHI reserves the right to change any actual prize at any time during the sweepstakes. In this event, every effort will be made to provide a prize of like estimated value. CNHI does not warrant or make any representations in connection with the prize, express or implied. All costs and expenses not specified in the above prize descriptions, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. The provided approximate retail value of the prize is an approximation. Any difference between the approximate retail value and the actual cost of any prize will not be awarded.  Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.  

7. IDENTIFICATION OF WINNERS. 
CNHI will contact the winners by postal mail or e-mail from the information provided on the Eligible Entries within five (5) days after the Drawing Date and the winners’ names will also be published in the Thomasville Times-Enterprise.  The identity of the winners may be requested by printing your name, address, phone number and the words "Request for winners’ names – The Thomasville Times-Enterprise 2018 Cutest Pet Contest Sweepstakes" on a 3" x 5" card, inserting the card into an envelope and mailing it with sufficient postage to: Thomasville Times-Enterprise attn: Sweepstakes, P.O Box 650, Thomasville, GA 31799.  CNHI will provide the winning participants with an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release.  The winning participants must accept the prize by signing and returning the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and a copy of these Official Rules no later than ten (10) days after receipt.  No Prize will be awarded until such documentation is received by CNHI. The winning participants are responsible for any taxes associated with the award of the prize. In the event that a winner cannot be contacted, another name will be drawn from a random drawing held by CNHI and will be named the winner and he/she will be contacted as set forth above.

8. ODDS: The odds of winning the drawing will depend upon the number of Eligible Entries received.

9. SPONSOR:
This sweepstakes is sponsored and promoted by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. located at 445 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, Alabama, 36014 and Thomasville Times-Enterprise located at 106 South Street, Thomasville, GA 31792.
 
10. MISCELLANEOUS.  Everything for this sweepstakes is provided as is, without warranty of any kind, express or implied. By entering, participants consent to the exclusive venue and jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Thomasville, GA in all disputes arising out of or related to these rules or this sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is governed and construed under the laws of the State of Georgia excluding its conflict of laws principles. This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any prize sponsors.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Sweepstakes open to U.S. residents 18 years or older, excluding residents of RI.  Sweepstakes will run between 12:01 a.m. Eastern on Friday, June 22, 2018 until 11:59 pm Eastern on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Certain restrictions apply. See Official Rules at Thomasville Times-Enterprise office for details including odds and prize description.  Sponsor: Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. and Thomasville Times-Enterprise.  Void where prohibited.

All on-line payments will go through our Administrator Advanced Pre Press Technology Inc., Burbank, CA. Any charges incurred will show up as Online Contest-APT on your statement.

On-Line votes may be submitted using a valid credit card including, American Express, Master Card, Visa, and Discover: (min. $5.00 online charge). Only valid, authorized credit card transactions will be considered as a legitimate vote. All authorized credit card transactions are non-cancellable and non-refundable. If your credit card is declined for any reason, no vote will be submitted on your behalf.

General Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Entries: Fees for approved and verified photo entries are non-cancellable and non-refundable.
Voting: All Voting fees are non-cancellable and non-refundable.

 


Questions? Please read the official rules or send an email to our contest coordinator.

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PO Box 650 · Thomasville, GA  31799  · (229) 226-2400

 


Questions? Please read the official rules or send an email to our contest coordinator.