Best Towns 2016: Prize Details and Official Rules

Best Towns 2016: Prize Details and Official Rules

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Outside Magazine Best Town Ever Sweepstakes Presented by Toad&Co (“Sweepstakes”)

Official Rules


1. Eligibility

This Sweepstakes begins April 25, 2016 at 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) and ends on May 27, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT (“Promotion Period”) and is open to legal residents of the United States and D.C. who are at least 18 years old at time of entry, except employees of Mariah Media Network LLC (“Sponsor”), Toad&Co, their respective parent companies or affiliated companies, subsidiaries, retailers, dealers, sales representatives, distributors, advertising agencies, promotional and prize suppliers and the immediate families (spouse, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household of each such employees, whether or not related. Void where prohibited.  

2. How to Enter

Visit (“Website”) and follow the onscreen instructions to register for the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per round of the tournament (“Entry Period”) for a maximum of six (6) entries total over the entire Promotion Period.  

  • Round 1: Start and End Time and Date: EDT 12:00:01 a.m. 4/25/16 through 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on 4/29/16. Random Drawing Date: 4/30/16.
  • Round 2: Start and End Time and Date: EDT 12:00:01 a.m. 4/30/16 through 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on 5/04/16. Random Drawing Date: 5/05/16.
  • Round 3: Start and End Time and Date: EDT 12:00:01 a.m. 5/05/16 through 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on 5/09/16. Random Drawing Date: 5/10/16.
  • Round 4: Start and End Time and Date: EDT 12:00:01 a.m. 5/10/16 through 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on 5/14/16. Random Drawing Date: 5/15/16.
  • Round 5: Start and End Time and Date: EDT 12:00:01 a.m. 5/15/16 through 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on 5/19/16. Random Drawing Date: 5/20/16.
  • Round 6: Start and End Time and Date: EDT 12:00:01 a.m. 5/20/16 through 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on 5/27/16. Random Drawing Date: 5/28/16.

Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different registrations, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant will be disqualified. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and all of his or her entries) who tampers with the entry process.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes and randomly award the prize from among all eligible, non-suspect, entries received prior to action taken by Sponsor, should fraud, virus, bug or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Proof of entering information on Website is not considered proof of delivery or receipt by Sponsor. 

3. Consent to Use Personal Information

The Sponsor respects your right to privacy. By entering this Sweepstakes you consent and agree to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Sponsor may also use your information to contact you regarding this Sweepstakes or to promote with marketing communications (for example, E-Mails containing coupons, product information or future promotional information). Your consent to Sponsor’s use of your information for marketing purposes may be revoked at any time (without revoking your participation in the Sweepstakes or impairing your chances of winning) by sending an email message to with the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line.

4. Web Restrictions

All entrants must have a valid e mail address. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunction or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature.  In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the “authorized account holder” person in whose name the email account is registered, provided that person meets all eligibility criteria set forth in the Eligibility section of these Official Rules.  “Authorized Holder” shall mean the natural person 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.  

5. Selection of Prize Winners

A random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries received for each Entry Period as on or about the Drawing Date for the Entry Period indicated in the table above. One (1) prize winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received in each entry Period for a total of six (6) prize winners. Entries will not be carried over into subsequent Entry Period drawings. Odds of winning a prize will depend upon the number of eligible entries received for each drawing. All random drawings will be conducted by Sponsor whose decisions on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding. Limit one (1) prize per person or household.

6. Prizes

Six (6) Prizes: Each prize winner will receive one (1) $300 Toad&Co voucher redeemable for Toad&Co merchandise. Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $300 each. Prizes are not assignable or transferable and no prize substitutions will be allowed, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value due to unavailability or otherwise in its sole and absolute discretion. Any federal, state, local and income taxes on prize are winners’ sole responsibility.  Total ARV of all prizes: $1,800. 

7. Winner Notification

You are not a winner until your eligibility has been verified, and it is determined that you have complied with all terms of these Official Rules. Prize winners will receive prize within 6-8 weeks. If prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner selected. By accepting a prize, winner grants Sponsor and Sponsor’s agents, the right to use his/her name and likeness in advertising, publicity and promotion without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.

8. Limitation on Liability

As a condition of entering, entrants (or their parent or legal guardian if an eligible minor) agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Toad&Co, and their respective parent and affiliated companies, officers, directors, employees, and agents (“Released Parties”) from any and all liability, loss or damage incurred with respect to awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorney’s fees and court costs. By accepting a prize, winners agree that Released Parties will not be held responsible for any system damage, loss of property, accidents, injuries, or death that may occur in the receipt, awarding, use or possession of prize and/or participation in any prize related activity. Winners acknowledge that Sponsor has not made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose.  Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the manufacturer’s terms therefore, and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturer for any such warranty and/or guarantee. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants and winners agree to be bound by these rules, the decisions of Sponsor and any applicable federal, state or local laws and regulations.

9. Governing Law

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Sweepstakes Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New Mexico without regard to conflicts of law principles.  All entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the state of New Mexico.   

10. Winners' Names

To obtain a copy of the winners’ names, send a SASE to Outside Best Town Ever Sweepstakes Winners, 444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3350, Chicago, IL 60611 by September 10, 2016.  Winners’ names will be sent when winners have been verified and prizes have been awarded.  

11. Sponsor/Administrator

Mariah Media Network LLC, 400 Market St., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

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