Los Angeles magazine "50th ANNIVERSARY GIFT BAG SWEEPSTAKES " OFFICIAL RULES

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ENTRIES:  To enter, visit www.lamag.com and complete the official online entry form.  Sweepstakes begins on June 22, 2011, and ends on July 20, 2011, at 11:59p.m. Pacific Time.  Internet entries must be received by 11:59p.m., Pacific Time, per Sponsor’s clock, to be eligible.  Los Angeles Magazine, EMMIS Communications (collectively “Sponsor Entities”) and their promotional partners and their affiliates are not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, postage due, damaged or misdirected entries. Illegible, incomplete, machine duplicated, photocopied and reproduced entries are void. Only one entry per e-mail address/authorized account holder; duplicate entries will be disqualified.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open only to legal residents of the following California, USA counties: Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura, Riverside and Orange Counties, who are 21 years of age or older at time of entry. Void where taxed, restricted or prohibited by law.  Employees of Sponsor Entities and its promotional partners, their affiliates, sales representatives, distributors and promotion and other vendor agencies involved in this promotion and the immediate family members (parent, child, spouse, siblings) and households of all such employees, are NOT eligible.  Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. 

PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES:  One (1) Grand Prize: A gift bag filled with American Apparel – Unisex garment and in-store discount coupon; Amoeba Records – “Music We Like” booklet and $3.00 off coupon; Cadillac – Canvas bag; Coroner’s Gift Shop – Sticker and pen; Dodgers - $10 vouchers good for $10 off a field, loge or reserve level ticket in addition to a stadium club pass for up to 4 guests; Don Francisco – French Roast and Kona Blend Coffee; Geffen Playhouse – 2 complimentary tickets to Extraordinary Chambers; The Harmony Project – Pen; Los Angeles Opera – 50% off 2011-2012 orchestral series subscription; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra -  Complimentary ticket to Cosi fan tutte with the purchase of a ticket to Eugene Onegin; Los Angeles magazine – July 2011 Downtown issue and past cover postcard; Lawry’s – Special Los Angeles magazine branded season salt; Magic Castle – Invitation for two to Magic Castle ; Malibu Family Wines – One complimentary token to the Tasting Room; MOCA – One voucher to the museum; MOLAA – Free admission for two; Montage Beverly Hills – Handmade cookies by Richard Ruskell, Executive Pastry Chef for Montage Beverly Hills and Best Cake Artist in America on Food Network’s Last Cake Standing ; OPI – California Raspberry nail polish; Red Carpet Model Event Staff – 10% discount off event staffing; Philippe’s – Hot mustard; Pink’s Hot Dog - $10.00 gift certificate valid for food and beverages only at the original stand on La Brea and Melrose; See’s Candy – Peanut brittle; Sports Club LA – One month membership; Taschen – “Los Angeles: Portrait of a City” signed by photographer Jim Heimann; Tournament of Roses – “Just Imagine” pin for the 2012 Rose Parade; Trader Vic’s – T-shirt and tiki mug. Total approximate value $20.00. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of the same approximate retail value.  Prize consists only of items specifically listed as part of the prize.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible online entries received.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify or terminate sweepstakes if conditions arise that compromise its integrity or intended play.

WINNERS:  Prizes will be awarded in a random drawing on July 21, 2011 by staff of Los Angeles magazine, whose decisions on all matters relating to the sweepstakes are final.  Potential winners will be notified by phone at the number indicated or email on the entry on or about July 21, 2011.  If any winner notification or prize delivery is returned as undeliverable, that prize will be forfeited in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected.  Prizes are not transferable; no prize substitutions or cash alternatives are allowed except by Sponsor due to unavailability of prize.  All federal, state and local taxes and fees are the sole responsibility of the winner, who may be required to complete an IRS Form W-9 (requesting social security number or other taxpayer i.d.) and be issued an IRS Form 1099, as necessary.  (Winners are advised to seek independent counsel regarding prize winnings).  Prize winners may be required, and all travel prize winners will be required, to complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and mutually acceptable liability/publicity release within five (5) calendar days after notice is sent or alternate winner will be selected. If a travel prize, the prize winner’s guest must also complete, sign, and return an acceptable affidavit of eligibility, mutually acceptable liability release, and publicity release prior to the trip. Any necessary alternate winners will be selected in a similar random drawing from among the remaining eligible entries received.

For a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked within 10 days of drawing to: Los Angeles magazine, Attn: 50th Anniversary Gift Bag Sweepstakes, 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036

PUBLICITY RELEASE:  Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes winners’ consent that name, likeness, voice and/or biographical data may be used for advertising and promotional purposes without limitation and without additional notice, compensation or consent.

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  This sweepstakes is intended for viewing in the United States only and shall be construed and evaluated only according to United States law.  Do not enter this sweepstakes if you are not located in the United States.  If for any reason, the computerized entry portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this 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.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility 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, including any error that may result in an erroneous appearance of qualification for a prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any computer equipment or software that results in loss of entry. WARNING:  ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY COMPUTERIZED SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, NEW BALANCE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGE FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Entries made on the Web will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry.  The “authorized account holder” is the is the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as business or educational institution) has assigned the e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  In the event of a dispute, the potential winner may be required to provide proof that he or she is the authorized holder of the identified e-mail account.

BY ENTERING, entrant agrees to accept and abide by the rules of this sweepstakes and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this sweepstakes, rule interpretation or award of prize, shall be submitted to Los Angeles magazine, whose decision shall be binding and final.  By participating or accepting a prize, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless all Sponsor Entities and promotional partners, including but not limited to EMMIS Communications, and all of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, service agencies, independent contractors, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of any of the above organizations from any injury, loss or damage to person, including death or property due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly to the acceptance or use/misuse of a prize, participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, or participation in the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the sweepstakes or in the announcement of prizes.  In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded, and if technical error or other means gives the appearance that more winners have been named than prizes are available, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes in any equitable fashion, including but not limited to a drawing from apparent winning entrants or a first-come, first-serve distribution.  In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the sweepstakes is severely undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the sweepstakes without  further obligation and, if so, reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the prize from among all eligible entries received up to the date of such Force Majeure event.  All entries are the property of Sponsor and are not returnable.

Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize, or portion of any prize, furnished in connection with the Sweepstakes. If a winner is found to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected, time permitting. Once travel documents are issued, they may not be changed without the approval of Sponsor, which may be withheld for any reason.

Sponsored 2011 by Emmis Publishing L.P. DBA Los Angeles Magazine, 5900 Wilshire Blvd. 10th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036.