Contest Rules


2. PARTICIPATION CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF RULES AND DECISIONS, CONSENT TO USE AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS. By entering this contest, each participant warrants that he or she has read and agrees to abide by all contest rules ("Official Rules") and that he or she is not prohibited from participating in the contest. Participation in this contest constitutes participant's full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., The Register-Herald, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents (collectively, the "Sponsor"), which are final, binding and non-negotiable in all respects. Each participant agrees to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and prize suppliers from any liability arising from or related to the contest and/or the receipt or use of the prize awarded in connection with the contest, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Further, participant fully and unconditionally releases all claims for consideration, copyright infringement and all other claims of any nature relating to the use of participant's entry, name or likeness.

3. ELIGIBILITY. This contest is open to legal permanent residents of the U.S. and District of Columbia, 18 years of age and older, excluding residents of the State of Rhode Island. Proof of age and identity must be furnished upon request. Employees, agents, independent contractors and affiliates of Sponsor and immediate family members of all such persons, are not eligible to participate in this contest. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, suspend or amend this contest at any time for any reason without prior notice. Sponsor further reserves the right to amend these Official Rules at any time without prior notice, in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant for any reason, including, but not limited to, violation of these Official Rules or infringement of the rights of a third-party. This promotion is void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing or typographical errors in any material associated with the contest.

4. TO ENTER. This Contest will run between 12:01 a.m. EST on Nov. 17, 2018 until 11:59 am EST on Dec. 12, 2018. (“Contest Period”).

A. Newspaper: Entry forms will be published in The Register-Herald newspaper at least three (3) times during the Contest Period.

B. Pick-Up: During the Contest Period, entry forms may be picked up at The Register-Herald at 801 N Kanawha St., Beckley, WV 25801, while supplies last.

C. Mail-in Request: To request an entry form via postal mail, participants must mail a legibly handwritten, self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Register-Herald, attention: Christmas Cash Entry Form Request, at 801 N Kanawha St., Beckley, WV 25801. There are no limits on the number of requests. DO NOT SEND ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS TO THIS ADDRESS. Each request must be mailed in a separate stamped envelope and must be received by Sponsor during the Contest Period. The return address on the outer envelope must match the participant's address on the self-addressed stamped envelope inside. Requests that are sent in business reply envelopes, that utilize address labels or stickers (for any address), that are photocopied, hand-stamped, computer-generated or otherwise mechanically or digitally produced or reproduced, that are not mailed in separate envelopes, or that otherwise fail to comply with these Official Rules will NOT be honored.

All completed entry forms must be received no later than 10:00 a.m. EST on Dec. 17, 2018 to be eligible to win a prize ("Eligible Entries"). Submissions received after this date and time will not be valid. Only one entry per individual. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of delivery. By submitting a game board, participants agree to abide by these Official Rules. Personal information collected from game boards is subject to the Privacy Policy set forth at, which is incorporated herein by reference. Automated entry forms or entry forms generated by photocopies, robots or scripts are prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification of any and all associated entrants. Persons submitting entry forms under false pretenses will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor has no obligation to notify a participant of his/her disqualification. CAUTION: any attempt by a participant to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute and seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law. Sponsor is not responsible for any lost, illegible or misdirected game boards. Game boards will not be returned and will become the property of Sponsor for promotional and other use, and by entering participants assign any and all rights in and to the entries, and copyrights thereof, to Sponsor. By entering, each participant authorizes Sponsor to use his or her name, likeness and image in its advertising and promotion. By entering, each participant releases, indemnifies and agrees to hold harmless Sponsor and their respective directors, officers and employees, from any and all claims, liabilities, losses or damages of any kind whatsoever resulting in whole or in part from their participation in the Contest and the acceptance and use of any prize.

5. TO WIN. One (1) Eligible Entry will be chosen randomly for the Grand Prize at a drawing at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 (“Drawing Date”).

6. PRIZE. The winning Eligible Entry will receive the following: (a) the winner will receive Three Hundred Dollars by check. Second price winner will receive One Hundred Dollars by check. The total fair market value of all prizes awarded in the Contest is Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00). No Prize may be transferred or substituted by a participant. Sponsor reserves the right to change any actual prize at any time during the contest. In this event, every effort will be made to provide a prize of like estimated value. Sponsor does not warrant or make any representations in connection with the prize, express or implied. All costs, expenses and taxes not specified in the above prize descriptions, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winners. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.

7. IDENTIFICATION OF WINNER. Sponsor will announce the winners on Wednesday,, Dec. 19, 2018, in The Register-Herald. Sponsor will contact the winning participants by phone by the information provided on the Eligible Entry and the winners’ name will also be published in The Register-Herald. The identity of the winner may be requested by printing your name, address, phone number, contest name and the words "Request for winner’s name – Christmas Cash Contest on a 3" x 5" card, inserting the card into an envelope and mailing it to: The Register-Herald, attention: Christmas Cash Contest, 801 N Kanawha St., Beckley, WV 25801. The winning participant must accept his/her prize by signing and returning the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and a copy of these Official Rules no later than ten (10) days after receipt. No Prize will be awarded until such documentation is received by Sponsor. The winning participant is responsible for any taxes associated with the award of the prize. In the event that a winner cannot be contacted, a second name will be drawn from a random drawing as set forth above and will be named the winner and he/she will be contacted as set forth above.

8. ODDS: The odds of winning the drawing will depend upon the number of entries received.

9. SPONSOR: This contest is sponsored and promoted by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. located at 445 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, Alabama, 36014 and The Register-Herald located at 801 N Kanawha St., Beckley, West Virginia 25801.

10. MISCELLANEOUS. Everything for this contest is provided as is, without warranty of any kind, express or implied. By entering, participants consent to the exclusive venue and jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Beckley, West Virginia, in all disputes arising out of or related to these rules or this contest. This contest is governed and construed under the laws of the State of West Virginia, excluding its conflict of laws principles.

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