Activate & Win Official Sweepstakes rules


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. Activate & Win Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 a.m., Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 3, 2019 and ends at 5:00 p.m., (“ET”) on April 17, 2019 ("Sweepstakes Period"). Sweepstakes is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, (the “Sponsor”), 358 North Shore Drive, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of Pennsylvania, who are at least 18 years of age as of the Sweepstakes start date. Employees, officers and representatives of the Sponsor, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Released Parties”) and members of the immediate family (mother, father, sons, daughters and spouse, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules. Void where prohibited by law.


HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, eligible Entrants are invited to participate in the Sweepstakes by visiting my.post-gazette.com/activate and activating their digital Post-Gazette subscription or, if they are already activated, clicking on the Sweepstakes entry link on that same page. Once on the Sweepstakes entry landing page, Sweepstakes entrants will submit their name, address, phone number and email address in the required fields. Entrants can enter once during the entire Sweepstakes period. To enter without a subscription, participants may send a 3x5 card with their first and last name, address, phone number and email address to: Activate & Win Sweepstakes, Marketing Department - Post-Gazette, 358 North Shore Drive, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Or, drop off a 3x5 card containing the same information to the front desk at 358 North Shore Drive, attention Post-Gazette marketing department, between the hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. Entries must be received by Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m.


LIMIT one (1) Sweepstakes entry per person/email address will be allowed. Once submitted, a Sweepstakes entry cannot be deleted, canceled, or modified. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple individuals using the same email account, subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address.


PRIZES AND NOTIFICATIONS: There will be one (1) winner during the entire Sweepstakes period. The prize will be $500, which will be paid in the form of a check. Total prize pool has an Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of $500. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of qualified entries received. Winner will be drawn at random from all qualified entries. Prize winner will be contacted by the Sponsor within one week of the end of the Sweepstakes Period via an email message and/or phone call. If winner does not respond within 72 hours, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. All decisions by Sponsor are final.

PRIZE VERIFICATION & CONDITIONS: By accepting a Prize, the winner agrees to release the Sponsor from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the Sweepstakes or for damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of the prize awarded. All local, state and federal taxes are solely the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize or election of cash in lieu of prize will be permitted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute the prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the prize (or any component thereof) is not available.


GENERAL: By accepting a Prize, where permitted by law, recipient grants to the Sponsor its parent, subsidiaries and related companies, and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time the recipient’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR , THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SUPPLIERS, PRIZE PROVIDER AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, OR MISUSE OF, OR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZES. By participating, entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Sponsor, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, dealers, distributors, suppliers, Prize provider and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize(s). Winners acknowledge that the Sponsor have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize.

INTERNET LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor 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 in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the prize using all non-suspect eligible entries received. 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 for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT 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, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.


USE OF DATA: All information submitted by entrants will be treated according to the Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at http://www.post-gazette.com/privacypolicy. By participating in the Sweepstakes and providing your name, address, email address and phone number, Entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Pennsylvania. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Pennsylvania or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Pennsylvania.


WINNER LIST REQUESTS: To request confirmation of the name and address of the winners please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope to: Activate & Win Sweepstakes, Marketing Department - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 358 North Shore Drive, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Requests must be received by May 15, 2019.


SPONSOR: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 358 North Shore Drive, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212.