Saturday, November 1, 2014 Heshvan 8, 5775

Amtrak

AMTRAK / JEWISH EXPONENT SWEEPSTAKES 2014.

Official Rules.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Eligibility:

This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents who are physically located in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, age 21 or over.  Employees of Sponsors (defined below) and their subsidiaries, promotion and advertising agencies, immediate family members of any such individuals (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live), or persons living in the same households of such individuals, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win a prize.  Only one (1) prize per household.

Sponsors:

Sponsors of the Sweepstakes are the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (“Amtrak”), 60 Massachusetts Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002, and Jewish Exponent, 2100 Arch Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 (collectively, “Sponsors”).

Schedule:

The Sweepstakes begins September 1, 2014 at 9:00am EST/ 6:00am PST and ends October 31, 2014 at 11:00pm EST / 8:00pmPST (“Entry Period”). 

How to Enter: 

No purchase necessary. You can enter this Sweepstakes by one of the following two means. You must submit all required data in order for the Sweepstakes entry to be valid.  Only one (1) entry per person.

Mail in entry:

Hand print your name, address, home telephone number and age on a 3”X 5” card and mail it to: Jewish Exponent Marketing Department, 2100 Arch Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19103.  Only one (1) entry per outer envelope. Mail in entries must be postmarked by the last date of the entry period and received no later than five (5) days after the last date of the entry period.

Email entry: 

Email your name, address, home telephone number and age to: [email protected]  Only one (1) entry per email address. Emailed entries must be received by 11:00pm EST / 8:00pm PST on October 31, 2014.

Conditions of Entry: 

Incomplete entries will not be accepted.  All entries become the property of Sponsor(s) and will not be returned or acknowledged.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules, all eligibility requirements, and the decisions of Sponsor, including the interpretation of these Official Rules and its exercise of discretion, which will be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsors, their respective advertising and promotion agencies, and/or any telephone network or service providers are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmissions, 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, misdirected, illegible or postage due entries.

If you are entering via email, you must provide a valid e-mail address and you must be the registered subscriber of the e-mail account by which the entry is made prior to the first date of the entry period.  Any potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsors with proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. In case of dispute as to the identity of a winner who entered online, such entry will be declared made by the registered user of the email account, and if a prize is won, and such registered user is a valid entrant, the prize will be awarded to such registered user.

Prize:

Two (2) prizes will be awarded. The prizes consist of two pairs of Acela Business Class round trip tickets.  The tickets are valid for travel between Washington DC and New York or cities in between.  Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of the each prize is $776 depending on the departing and arriving cities selected.

All federal, state, and local taxes, fees, and surcharges on any prize are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash.  No prize transfer, assignment or substitution by winners permitted.  Sponsors reserve the right to substitute prize in the event of unavailability, in which case a prize of comparable value determined in Sponsors’ reasonable discretion, will be awarded.  Travel on Amtrak is subject to Amtrak Conditions of Carriage/Terms of Transportation, and limited by availability.

Drawing: 

The prize-winners will be determined on or about November 1, 2014 by a random drawing from all eligible entries received by the end of the Entry Period.  The random drawing will be conducted by an independent judge whose decisions are final with respect to all aspects of this Sweepstakes.  Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries received.  If by reason of a printing or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these official rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question.  No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. All decisions of the Sponsors are final. 

Sponsors are not responsible for technical, telephone, hardware or software malfunction, lost, interrupted, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, including the inaccurate or incorrect capture of online entry information, or any other errors of any kind, however caused, that may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. If, in Sponsors’ opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with or alteration of any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if any technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsors reserve the right to terminate the Sweepstakes or void any affected entries.

CAUTION:

ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Redemption & Verification:

The winner(s) will be notified by telephone, mail and email, if provided. If a winner cannot be contacted from the information provided on the registration form, Sponsors reserve the right to select another winner in its sole discretion.  Within fourteen (14) days of attempted notification, the winner must submit proof of eligibility and return signed copies of Sponsors’ affidavit and publicity release and tax forms.  If a winner is disqualified, Sponsors reserve the right to determine an alternate winner. If prize notification is returned as undeliverable or the winner fails to return the affidavits and release as specified, the winner will be disqualified an alternative winner will be selected. 

Conditions of Participation:

This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws.  Void where prohibited by law. U.S. law governs this Sweepstakes.

By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsors and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, and their employees, contractors, officers, directors, and representatives from any liability, claims, losses, and damages arising out of your participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activities and the acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of any prize received in this Sweepstakes. By participating, you grant Sponsors permission to the use of your name and/or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes (except residents of Tennessee and where prohibited by law) and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use.  Upon request, you agree to provide consent to such use in writing. 

Winners List: 

For the name of the winner(s) after November 1, 2014, visit www.jewishexponent.com/amtrak or email the Jewish Exponent at [email protected], or, except where prohibited by law, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Jewish Exponent Marketing Department 2100 Arch Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia PA 19103 and include the text Jewish Exponent / Amtrak WINNER LIST. Requests received more than sixty (60) days after the completion of the Entry Period will not be honored.

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