1. How To Enter:
(a) Via Website. Internet access is required to enter.
At the start of the Contest Period, ReedPOP will post the C2E2 game map with accompanying clues on www.C2E2.com/ScavengerHunt2012. The clues will guide entrants to specific locations in Chicago, IL. Once an entrant goes to that correct location, he/she must correctly write down the letter(s), number(s) and/or punctuation affiliated with that clue. The collected symbols and letters will reveal a code that entrants must write on their game map. Entrants who spell the entire phrase correctly will win a prize. Winners must meet the C2E2 Staff between 4:00 CST and 6:00 CST to claim their prize. Staff location will be printed on the official game clues and map sheet.
(b) The Contest Period is between 9:00 am CST Saturday, March 17, 2012 and 6:00 pm CST Saturday, March 17, 2012.
(c) No Purchase Necessary. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning.
(d) All entries become the property of ReedPOP and will not be acknowledged or returned. Incomplete entries will be considered invalid and ineligible to win. Not responsible for lost, misdirected, illegible, mistranscribed or late entries.
(a) There will be a total of thirty (30) prizes (one prize per winner) (total estimated value of all prizes is US$1500).
Grand Prizes (30 Winners):
One Weekend Ticket to the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2012 (ticket is valid from Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15, 2012) (total estimated value US$50 per winner)
There are no additional prizes. Limit one (1) prize per person.
(b) Winner’s failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of eligibility will result in the prize being forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
(c) ReedPOP’s decisions are final on all matters relating to this contest. Winners need not be present to win. Please be aware there may be a tax liability in accepting a prize (See Rule No. 5 below).
3. General Rules:
(a) Prizes are nontransferable and no substitution will be allowed, except by the Sponsor who reserves the right to award a prize (or portion of prize) of equal or greater value. Sponsor and its respective agencies assume no responsibility or liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from acceptance or use of a prize.
(b) By entering this promotion, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the judges.
(c) By accepting prize, each winner (i) grants permission to Sponsor to use winner’s name, address (city and state only), voice, likeness, photograph and biographical and prize information and/or statements about the contest in all media for publicity, advertising and promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law, and (ii) releases and holds harmless the Sponsor and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents or representatives from any and all liability for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation, death and bodily injury, resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of any prize, participation in the contest or any contest-related activity or travel or from any interaction with, or downloading of, contest information.
This contest is open to legal residents of the United States of America, 18 years of age or older at their time of entry. Employees (and their immediate families and household members) of Reed Exhibitions Americas, and employees (and their immediate families and household members) of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo’s advertising and promotion agencies, are not eligible. This offer is void where prohibited and subject to all federal, state and local laws.
A 1099-MISC will be issued to each recipient of a prize with a retail value of US$600 or more. Each winner is solely responsible for taxes on the prize received and should consult a tax professional to determine his or her tax liability. ReedPOP is not allowed to give tax advice.
6. Online Entry Disclaimer:
Sponsors are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contest, Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this promotion. No responsibility is assumed for: any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, or software; or failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or other device or the contents thereof related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this contest. In the event of a dispute over an electronic entry, prize will be awarded to the owner of the e-mail account, not the name on the entry form.
For the winners' names, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by March 31, 2012, to: ReedPOP, C2E2 Scavenger Hunt Winners, 383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851, Attn: Kristin Heise.
8. Governing Law/Disputes:
The laws of the State of New York, without reference to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof, govern this contest and all aspects related thereto. Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, NY; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees; (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"); and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased.
9. Use Of Entry Information:
The Sponsor of this promotion is Reed Exhibitions Americas (d/b/a ReedPOP) (383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851). Any third party trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark owners.