Official Rules: Stars on Ice Fill-in-the-Blank Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.

Gold Coast Tickets is not affiliated with any team, venue, box office, artist, act, performer, athlete, or musical group. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored or sanctioned by the venue, performer, athlete or promoter.

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Gold Coast Tickets Stars on Ice Fill-in-the-Blank Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on February 24, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. CT and end on February 26, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. CT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time (“CT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents residing in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, or Indiana who are 18 years and older as of the first day of the Sweepstakes Period. Employees (and their immediate household or family members) of Gold Coast Tickets, LTD, and any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, prize providers, promotion and delivery contractors and/or public relations companies associated with this Sweepstakes, are not eligible to participate. A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that all eligibility requirements are met as well as proof of ownership of the facebook account and email address associated with the winning entry. Void where prohibited and outside the above-listed areas. This Sweepstakes will be governed and enforced pursuant to Illinois law, excluding choice of law provisions.

TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit the Gold Coast Tickets Facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/goldcoasttickets (the “Page”) and click “Like”. Once you have “Liked” the Page, you will be required to submit a comment to Gold Coast Tickets’ post on the Page that will be posted on or about February 24, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. CT (the “Post”) with a statement (“Statement”) of one hundred (100) words or less filling in the blank of the sentence included in the Post (the “Entry”). The Entry must be submitted via a “Comment” on the Post.

All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. Your Statement must be original (that is, written by you) and must be submitted in the English language.

By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Statement and to incorporate the Statement in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity. Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors’ reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Statements will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. If any Statements contain material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statements do not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Statements (and the related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the Page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the Statements.

You may enter once during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Entries received from any person or Facebook account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries must be received before February 26, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Any person found to have used multiple Facebook accounts to enter will be deemed ineligible and disqualified. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Facebook account used to enter will be deemed the entrant. “Authorized account holder” of a Facebook page is defined as the person who is assigned to a Facebook account by the Facebook website. Sponsors reserve the right to deem that the Entry was made by the registered subscriber of the email address or Facebook account submitted at the time of entry. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, Facebook user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

SELECTION & NOTIFICATION OF WINNER: Sponsor will review the Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period to confirm eligibility as outlined in these Rules and select three (3) random winners from eligible Entries (each a “Winner” and collectively “Winners”) on or about February 26, 2014 after the Sweepstakes Period has ended. Decisions of Sponsor is final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning is subject to verification of eligibility. Sponsors reserve the right to pick fewer than three (3) Winners, or to extend the Sweepstakes Period if in its sole discretion, Sponsors do not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Potential Winners will be notified by prize app on Facebook and will be asked to provide contact information as requested by Sponsor. Winners will have a limited time specified by Sponsor to claim their prize, which will be announced when winners are selected on Facebook. Noncompliance within this time period, with these Official Rules or the return of or inability to pick up any Prize (as defined below) or claim prize by notification method may result in disqualification and, at Sponsors’ discretion, and time permitting, alternate potential Winner(s) may be selected from among all eligible remaining Entries.

PRIZE: Three (3) Prizes will be awarded.  Each prize consists of two (2) tickets to the Stars on Ice event taking place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL on May 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. Approximate secondary market retail value: $250. Prize must be picked up by winner with a valid photo ID at Gold Coast Tickets corporate office (908 W. Madison St. Chicago, IL 60607) between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. the day of the event. Winner is solely responsible for any applicable federal, state and local taxes in connection with the prize. Prize substitutions are not allowed, and prize is not transferable. Only Sponsor may elect, at its discretion, to substitute a prize of greater or equal value because of lack of availability. If prize event does not occur for any reason, no alternate prize will be awarded. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Properly claimed prize will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules.

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties 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 Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on Page and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserves the right to select Winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the Page. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prize (or portion thereof) awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these 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 Illinois, USA.

WINNER’S NAME: For an Official Winner List (available after November 20, 2013), or a copy of these Official Rules, send a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Gold Coast Tickets, 908 W. Madison St. Official Rules are also available at http://b1.goldcoasttickets.com/blog/?p=36691. All requests for Official Rules or Winner List must be received by November 18, 2013.

SPONSOR: Gold Coast Tickets, LTD, 908 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60607

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Entrants are providing information to Sponsor and not to Facebook.

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