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Consumer Reports Official Sweepstakes Rules

Published: April 2014

Consumer Reports 2014 Car Sweepstakes Official Rules

THE CONSUMER REPORTS 2014 CAR SWEEPSTAKES

Awarding prizes since 1985

 

OFFICIAL RULESNO CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

1.  TO ENTER: Complete the included reply form as instructed elsewhere in this offer.  Sweepstakes begins on 1/1/14 and ends on 12/31/14 (the “Entry Period”).  All entries must be postmarked by 12/31/14 and received by 1/7/15. No mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted.  Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor: Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY, 10703-1057.

 

2.  TO DETERMINE WINNERS: The sweepstakes numbers on eligible entries that are received during the Entry Period will be compared between 1/30/15 and 3/31/15 against prize winning numbers pre-selected by computer.  Unclaimed prizes will be awarded in random drawings conducted on or about 4/30/15 from among all other valid entries received during the Entry Period.  Selection of winning numbers, comparison of numbers, and random drawings will be conducted by Ventura Associates Intl. LLC, (“Ventura”) an independent judging agency whose decisions are final.

 

3.  CONSUMER DISCLOSURE AND PRIZES: You have not yet won.  No purchase or donation necessary to enter or win.  One (1) Grand Prize: Winner’s choice of ONE (1) of the following: 1) a top rated family vehicle, the actual car that was run through our demanding testing program at the Consumer Reports’ Auto Test Center in Connecticut (approximately $20,000 value), or 2) $25,000 cash. One (1) Bonus Prize: $5,000 Cash. The Bonus Prize will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner only if the Grand Prize winner’s winning Entry was in response to the Sweepstakes offer that promoted the Bonus Prize.  One (1) First Prize: $5,000; Two (2) Second Prizes: $1,000 each; Five (5) Third Prizes: $500 each; Ten (10) Fourth Prizes: $250 each; and One Hundred (100) Fifth Prizes: A one-year subscription to Sponsor’s newsletter on Health or Finance ($29 value).  Total estimated value of prizes: $39,900.  Any expenses not mentioned above are the sole responsibility of winners.  Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes.  By selecting the automobile, the grand prize winner is responsible for transporting the automobile from Connecticut to the winner’s home residence and must provide evidence of insurance and a valid driver’s license before picking up the automobile.  Grand Prize winner will be responsible for license, title, tags and registration fees if they pick the automobile.  Odds of winning depend on mailing notices distributed: Grand and First Prize 1:2,300,000; Second Prize 1:1,150,000; Third Prize 1:460,000; Fourth Prize 1:230,000; Fifth Prize 1:23,000.  Odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of unclaimed prizes and number of eligible entries received. All prizes guaranteed to be awarded. 

 

4.  ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to the legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., (excluding residents of Florida) ages 18 or older, to whom this offer is addressed.  Employees and board members of Consumer Reports, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and production agencies, Ventura (“Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Void in Florida and where prohibited by law.

 

5.  WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by mail and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Release”), including but not limited to providing proof of identity, which must be returned within seven (7) days of the date on the notification letter or alternate winners will be selected. If any prize is won by a minor (as defined by the laws in the state in which they reside), the Release must be signed by the Minor’s parent or legal guardian. Any prize notification letter or prize returned as undeliverable or Release not returned in the required timeframe will automatically disqualify the person as a winner. An IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of any winner awarded a prize of $600 or more. Limit: 1 prize per household. No substitution for prizes. Prizes are not transferable. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name and likeness for publicity purposes without additional compensation. If by reason of printing or other error more prizes are claimed in any prize category than the number set forth in these official rules, a random drawing will be conducted from among all valid claims to award the advertised number of prizes. In no event will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded. 

 

6.  GENERAL:  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules,  the decisions of the Judges and the Sponsor which will be final and binding, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns, (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (“Released Parties”), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, expenses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential  incidental, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever, against any and all Released Parties which arise out of or result from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance and use or misuse of any prize. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor’s control or concerns regarding the safety of any winner, Sponsor reserves the right to: permanently disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it believes has violated these Official Rules; and modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), or to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to termination. Entrants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of any prize. This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Any action or litigation concerning this Sweepstakes shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in N.Y., New York, and each Entrant expressly consents to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Each Entrant agrees to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of New York. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any prize. No more than the listed number of prizes will be awarded. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, postage due or illegible entries or the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Sweepstakes.

 

7. WINNERS LIST: For a list of prize winners go to www.consumerreports.org/winnerslist or send a self-addressed stamped envelope before 5/30/15 to: Consumer Reports 2014 Car Sweepstakes Winners List, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

 

If you’d prefer not to receive future sweepstakes mailings from Sponsor, please send your request to Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY  10703-1057, Attn:  Fundraising – No Sweepstakes.

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer Reports 2014 Annuity Sweepstakes Official Rules

THE CONSUMER REPORTS 2014 ANNUITY SWEEPSTAKES

Awarding prizes since 1985

 

OFFICIAL RULESNO CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

1. TO ENTER: Complete official entry form as instructed elsewhere in this offer. Sweepstakes begins on 1/1/14 and ends on 12/31/14 (the “Entry Period”).  All entries must be mailed and postmarked by 12/31/14 and received by 1/7/15.   No mechanically reproduced entries accepted. Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor: Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY, 10703-1057.

 

2. TO DETERMINE WINNERS: The sweepstakes numbers on eligible entries that are received during the Entry Period will be compared between 1/30/15 and 3/31/15 against prize winning numbers pre-selected by computer. Unclaimed prizes will be awarded in random drawings conducted on or about 4/31/15 from among all other valid entries received during the Entry Period. Selection of winning numbers, comparison of numbers, and random drawings will be conducted by Ventura Associates Intl LLC, ("Ventura") an independent judging agency whose decisions are final.

 

3. CONSUMER DISCLOSURE AND PRIZES: You have not yet won. No purchase or donation necessary to enter or win. One (1) Grand Prize: Winner of guaranteed Grand Prize can choose either a $60,000 annuity payable as $500 per month for 10 years or one lump sum payment of $45,000. One (1) Bonus Prize: $5,000 Cash.  The Bonus Prize will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner only if the Grand Prize winner's winning Entry was in response to the Sweepstakes offer that promoted the Bonus Prize.  One (1) First Prize: $5,000; Two (2) Second Prizes: $1,000 each; Five (5) Third Prizes: $500 each; Ten (10) Fourth Prizes: $250 each; and One-hundred (100) Fifth Prizes: A one-year subscription to Sponsor’s newsletter on Health or Finance ($29 value).  Total estimated value of all prizes: $79,900. Value of annuity as of October, 2013 based on prevailing interest rates is $54,000. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes. Odds of winning depend on mailing notices distributed: Grand and First Prize 1:1,200,000; Second Prize 1:600,000; Third Prize 1:240,000; Fourth Prize 1:120,000; Fifth Prize 1:12,000. Odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of unclaimed prizes and number of eligible entries received. All prizes guaranteed to be awarded.

 

4.  ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes open to the legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., (excluding residents of Florida) ages 18 or older, to whom this offer is addressed. Employees and board members of Consumer Reports, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and production agencies, Ventura (“Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void in Florida where prohibited by law.

 

5.  WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by mail and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Release”), including but not limited to providing proof of identity, which must be returned within seven (7) days of the date on the notification letter or alternate winners will be selected. If any prize is won by a minor (as defined by the laws in the state in which they reside) the Release must be signed by the Minor’s parent or legal guardian. Any prize notification letter or prize returned as undeliverable or Release not returned in the required timeframe will automatically disqualify the person as a winner. An IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of any winner awarded a prize of $600 or more. Limit: One (1) prize per household. No substitution for prizes. Prizes are not transferable. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name and likeness for publicity purposes without additional compensation. If by reason of printing or other error more prizes are claimed in any prize category than the number set forth in these official rules, a random drawing will be conducted from among all valid claims to award the advertised number of prizes. In no event will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded.  

 

6.  GENERAL:  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules,  the decisions of the Judges and the Sponsor which will be final and binding, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns, (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (“Released Parties”), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, expenses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential  incidental, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever, against any and all Released Parties which arise out of or result from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance and use or misuse of any prize. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor’s control or concerns regarding the safety of any winner, Sponsor reserves the right to: permanently disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it believes has violated these Official Rules; and modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), or to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to termination. Entrants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of any prize. This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Any action or litigation concerning this Sweepstakes shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in N.Y., New York, and each Entrant expressly consents to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Each Entrant agrees to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of New York. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any prize. No more than the listed number of prizes will be awarded. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, postage due or illegible entries or the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Sweepstakes.

 

7.    WINNERS LIST: For list of prize winners, go to www.consumerreports.org/winnerslist or send a self-addressed stamped envelope before 5/30/15, to: Consumer Reports 2013 Annuity Sweepstakes Winners List, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

 

If you’d prefer not to receive future sweepstakes mailings from Sponsor, please write to Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY  10703-1057, Attn:  Fundraising – No Sweepstakes.

 

Consumer Reports 2014 February Early Bird Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

February Early Bird Sweepstakes begins December 26, 2013 and ends on February 13, 2014. To enter, complete & return the Official Entry Form. To be eligible for the drawing, your entry must be postmarked by February 13, 2014 and received by February 20, 2014. Entries become the Sponsor’s property and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, stolen, illegible, misdirected or postage due mail. No mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. 

CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: You have not yet won. One (1) prize is guaranteed to be awarded. Prize: $2,500.00. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received; estimated at 1: 475,000. Sponsor: Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10703-1057

One winning entry will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received to be conducted on or about March 27, 2014. Drawing conducted by Ventura Associates, Int’l LLC., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final. Winner will be notified by mail and prize awarded within 60 days after drawing. Prize winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where permitted, publicity release. Prize may be awarded to alternate winner if affidavit and releases are not returned within seven (7) days after mailing to winner or if prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable. No substitution for prize. Prize is not transferable. All taxes on prize are winner’s responsibility.  Open to legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia to whom this offer is addressed. Employees of Sponsor, its suppliers & members of those employees’ immediate families are not eligible. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited by law.  For the name of the winner, (available after 5/1/2014), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 5/8/2014 to: February Early Bird Sweepstakes, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

For a complete list of winners go to www.consumerreports.org/winnerslist.

If you’d prefer not to receive future sweepstakes mailings from Sponsor, please send your request to Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703-1057, Attn: Fundraising – No Sweepstakes.

 

 

Consumer Reports 2014 April Early Bird Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

April “Early Bird” Sweepstakes begins February 20, 2014 and ends on April 10, 2014. To enter, complete & return the Official Entry Form. To be eligible for the drawing, your entry must be postmarked by April 10, 2014 and received by April 17, 2014. Entries become the Sponsor’s property and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, stolen, illegible, misdirected or postage due mail. No mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. 

CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: You have not yet won. One (1) prize is guaranteed to be awarded. Prize: $2,500.00. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received; estimated at 1:85,000. Sponsor: Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10703-1057.

One winning entry will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received to be conducted on or about May 22, 2014. Drawing conducted by Ventura Associates, Int’l LLC., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final. Winner will be notified by mail and prize awarded within 60 days after drawing. Prize winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where permitted, publicity release. Prize may be awarded to alternate winner if affidavit and releases are not returned within seven (7) days after mailing to winner or if prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable. No substitution for prize. Prize is not transferable. All taxes on prize are winner’s responsibility.  Open to legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia to whom this offer is addressed. Employees of Sponsor, its suppliers & members of those employees’ immediate families are not eligible. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited by law.  For the name of the winner, (available after 6/26/2014), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 7/3/2014 to: April Early Bird Sweepstakes, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

For a complete list of winners go to www.consumerreports.org/winnerslist.

If you’d prefer not to receive future sweepstakes mailings from Sponsor, please send your request to Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703-1057, Attn: Fundraising – No Sweepstakes.

Consumer Reports 2014 April Customer Only Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

April ”Customer Only” Sweepstakes begins February 20, 2014 and ends on April 10, 2014. To enter, complete & return the Official Entry Form. To be eligible for the drawing, your entry must be postmarked by April 10, 2014 and received by April 17, 2014. Entries become the Sponsor’s property and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, stolen, illegible, misdirected or postage due mail. No mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. 

CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: You have not yet won. One (1) prize is guaranteed to be awarded. Prize: $3,000.00. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received; estimated at 1:340,000. Sponsor: Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10703-1057.

One winning entry will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received to be conducted on or about May 22, 2014. Drawing conducted by Ventura Associates, Int’l LLC., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final. Winner will be notified by mail and prize awarded within 60 days after drawing. Prize winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where permitted, publicity release. Prize may be awarded to alternate winner if affidavit and releases are not returned within seven (7) days after mailing to winner or if prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable. No substitution for prize. Prize is not transferable. All taxes on prize are winner’s responsibility.  Open to legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia to whom this offer is addressed and who are active Consumer Reports customers as of 1/13/14. Employees of Sponsor, its suppliers & members of those employees’ immediate families are not eligible. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited by law.  For the name of the winner, (available after 6/26/2014), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 7/3/2014 to: April Customer Only Sweepstakes, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

For a complete list of winners go to www.consumerreports.org/winnerslist.

If you’d prefer not to receive future sweepstakes mailings from Sponsor, please send your request to Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703-1057, Attn: Fundraising – No Sweepstakes.

Consumer Reports 2014 May Fast 50 Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

May Fast 50 Sweepstakes begins March 27, 2014 and ends on May 8, 2014. To enter, complete & return the Official Entry Form and include the $100 entry voucher. To be eligible for the drawing, your entry must be postmarked by May 8, 2014 and received by May 15, 2014. No mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted.  All entries become the Sponsor’s property and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, stolen, illegible, misdirected or postage due mail.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: You have not yet won. Fifty (50) prizes are guaranteed to be awarded. Each prize winner will receive: $100.00. Total approximate retail value of all prizes: $5,000. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received; estimated at 1:5,500. Sponsor: Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10703-1057.

Fifty winning entries will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received.  Drawing to be conducted on or about June 19, 2014 by Ventura Associates, Int’l LLC., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final. Winner will be notified by mail and prize awarded within 60 days after drawing. Prize may be awarded to alternate winner if prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable. No substitution for any prize. Prizes are not transferable. All taxes on prize are winners’ responsibility.  Open to legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia to whom this offer is addressed. Employees of Sponsor, its suppliers & members of those employees’ immediate families are not eligible. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited by law.  For winners’ list, (available after 7/24/14), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 7/31/14 to: Consumer Reports May Fast 50 Sweepstakes, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

For a complete list of winners go to www.consumerreports.org/winnerslist.

If you’d prefer not to receive future sweepstakes mailings from Sponsor, please send your request to Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703-1057, Attn: Fundraising – No Sweepstakes.

Consumer Reports 2013 Car Sweepstakes Official Rules

 

THE CONSUMER REPORTS 2013 CAR SWEEPSTAKES

Awarding prizes since 1985

 

OFFICIAL RULESNO CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

1.  TO ENTER: Complete the included reply form as instructed elsewhere in this offer.  Sweepstakes begins on 1/1/13 and ends on 12/31/13.  All entries must be postmarked by 12/31/13 and received by 1/7/14. No mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted.  Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

2.  TO DETERMINE WINNERS: The sweepstakes numbers on eligible entries that are received during the Entry Period will be compared between 1/30/14 and 3/31/14 against prize winning numbers pre-selected by computer.  Unclaimed prizes will be awarded in random drawings conducted on or about 4/30/14 from among all other valid entries received during the Entry Period.  Selection of winning numbers, comparison of numbers, and random drawings will be conducted by Ventura Associates Intl. LLC, (“Ventura”) an independent judging agency whose decisions are final.

 

3.  CONSUMER DISCLOSURE AND PRIZES: You have not yet won.  No purchase or donation necessary to enter or win.  One (1) Grand Prize: Winner’s choice of ONE (1) of the following: 1) a top rated family vehicle, the actual car that was run through our demanding testing program at the Consumer Reports’ Auto Test Center in Connecticut (approximately $20,000 value), or 2) $25,000 cash. One (1) Bonus Prize: $5,000 Cash. The Bonus Prize will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner only if the Grand Prize winner’s winning Entry was in response to the Sweepstakes offer that promoted the Bonus Prize.  One (1) First Prize: $5,000; Two (2) Second Prizes: $1,000 each; Five (5) Third Prizes: $500 each; Ten (10) Fourth Prizes: $250 each; and One Hundred (100) Fifth Prizes: A one-year subscription to Sponsor’s newsletter on Health or Finance ($24 each).  Total estimated value of prizes: $39,400.  Any expenses not mentioned above are the sole responsibility of winners.  Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes.  Grand Prize winner will be responsible for license, title, tags and registration fees if they pick the automobile.  By selecting the automobile, the grand prize winner is responsible for transporting the automobile from Connecticut to the winner’s home residence and must provide evidence of insurance and a valid driver’s license before picking up the automobile.  Odds of winning depend on mailing notices distributed: Grand and First Prize 1:11,500,000; Second Prize 1:5,750,000; Third Prize 1:2,300,000; Fourth Prize 1:1,150,000; Fifth Prize 1:115,000.  Odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of unclaimed prizes and number of eligible entries received. All prizes guaranteed to be awarded.  Sponsor: Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY, 10703-1057.

 

4.  ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to the legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., ages 18 or older, to whom this offer is addressed.  Employees and board members of Consumer Reports, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and production agencies, Ventura (“Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.  Void where prohibited by law.

 

5.  WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by mail and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Release”), including but not limited to providing proof of identity, which must be returned within seven (7) days of the date on the notification letter or alternate winners will be selected. If any prize is won by a minor (as defined by the laws in the state in which they reside), the Release must be signed by the Minor’s parent or legal guardian. Any prize notification letter or prize returned as undeliverable or Release not returned in the required timeframe will automatically disqualify the person as a winner. An IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of any winner awarded a prize of $600 or more. Limit: 1 prize per household. No substitution for prizes. Prizes are not transferable. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name and likeness for publicity purposes without additional compensation. If by reason of printing or other error more prizes are claimed in any prize category than the number set forth in these official rules, a random drawing will be conducted from among all valid claims to award the advertised number of prizes. In no event will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded. 

 

6.  GENERAL:  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules,  the decisions of the Judges and the Sponsor which will be final and binding, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns, (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (“Released Parties”), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, expenses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential  incidental, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever, against any and all Released Parties which arise out of or result from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance and use or misuse of any prize. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor’s control or concerns regarding the safety of any winner, Sponsor reserves the right to: permanently disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it believes has violated these Official Rules; and modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), or to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to termination. Entrants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of any prize. This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Any action or litigation concerning this Sweepstakes shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in N.Y., New York, and each Entrant expressly consents to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Each Entrant agrees to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of New York. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any prize. No more than the listed number of prizes will be awarded. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, postage due or illegible entries or the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Sweepstakes.

 

7. WINNERS LIST: For a list of prize winners go to www.consumerreports.org/cro/winners-list or send a self-addressed stamped envelope before 5/31/14 to: Consumer Reports 2013 Car Sweepstakes Winners List, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

 

If you’d prefer not to receive future sweepstakes mailings from Sponsor, please send your request to Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY  10703-1057, Attn:  Fundraising – No Sweepstakes.

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer Reports 2013 Annuity Sweepstakes Official Rules

 

THE CONSUMER REPORTS 2013 ANNUITY SWEEPSTAKES

Awarding prizes since 1985

 

OFFICIAL RULESNO CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

1. TO ENTER: Complete official entry form as instructed elsewhere in this offer. Sweepstakes begins on 1/1/13 and ends on 12/31/13 (the “Entry Period”).  All entries must be mailed and postmarked by 12/31/13 and received by 1/7/14.   No mechanically reproduced entries accepted. Entries become property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor: Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY, 10703-1057.

 

2. TO DETERMINE WINNERS: The sweepstakes numbers on eligible entries that are received during the Entry Period will be compared between 1/30/14 and 3/31/14 against prize winning numbers pre-selected by computer. Unclaimed prizes will be awarded in random drawings conducted on or about 4/31/14 from among all other valid entries received during the Entry Period. Selection of winning numbers, comparison of numbers, and random drawings will be conducted by Ventura Associates Intl LLC, ("Ventura") an independent judging agency whose decisions are final.

 

3. CONSUMER DISCLOSURE AND PRIZES: You have not yet won. No purchase or donation necessary to enter or win. One (1) Grand Prize: Winner of guaranteed Grand Prize can choose either a $60,000 annuity payable as $500 per month for 10 years or one lump sum payment of $45,000. One (1) First Prize: $5,000; Two (2) Second Prizes: $1,000 each; Five (5) Third Prizes: $500 each; Ten (10) Fourth Prizes: $250 each; and One-hundred (100) Fifth Prizes: A one-year subscription to Sponsor’s newsletter on Health or Finance ($24 each).  Total estimated value of all prizes: $74,400. Value of annuity as of 10/11 based on prevailing interest rates: $55,000. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes. Odds of winning depend on mailing notices distributed: Grand and First Prize 1:1,200,000; Second Prize 1:600,000; Third Prize 1:240,000; Fourth Prize 1:120,000; Fifth Prize 1:12,000. Odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of unclaimed prizes and number of eligible entries received. All prizes guaranteed to be awarded.

 

4.  ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes open to the legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., ages 18 or older, to whom this offer is addressed. Employees and board members of Consumer Reports, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and production agencies, Ventura (“Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate families are not eligible to enter. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

 

5.  WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by mail and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Release”), including but not limited to providing proof of identity, which must be returned within seven (7) days of the date on the notification letter or alternate winners will be selected. If any prize is won by a minor (as defined by the laws in the state in which they reside) the Release must be signed by the Minor’s parent or legal guardian. Any prize notification letter or prize returned as undeliverable or Release not returned in the required timeframe will automatically disqualify the person as a winner. An IRS Form 1099 will be filed in the name of any winner awarded a prize of $600 or more. Limit: One (1) prize per household. No substitution for prizes. Prizes are not transferable. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name and likeness for publicity purposes without additional compensation. If by reason of printing or other error more prizes are claimed in any prize category than the number set forth in these official rules, a random drawing will be conducted from among all valid claims to award the advertised number of prizes. In no event will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded. 

 

6.  GENERAL:  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules,  the decisions of the Judges and the Sponsor which will be final and binding, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns, (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (“Released Parties”), from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, expenses, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential  incidental, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever, against any and all Released Parties which arise out of or result from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance and use or misuse of any prize. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war or any federal, state, or local government law, order, or regulation, or order of any court or other cause not within Sponsor’s control or concerns regarding the safety of any winner, Sponsor reserves the right to: permanently disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it believes has violated these Official Rules; and modify or terminate the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), or to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to termination. Entrants assume all liability for any injury, including death or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of any prize. This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. Any disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Any action or litigation concerning this Sweepstakes shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in N.Y., New York, and each Entrant expressly consents to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Each Entrant agrees to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of New York. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any prize. No more than the listed number of prizes will be awarded. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered are void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, postage due or illegible entries or the failure of any third party to comply with the instructions and proper administration of this Sweepstakes.

 

7.    WINNERS LIST: For list of prize winners, go to www.consumerrepots.org/cro/winners-list or send a self-addressed stamped envelope before 5/31/14, to: Consumer Reports 2013 Annuity Sweepstakes Winners List, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

 

If you’d prefer not to receive future sweepstakes mailings from Sponsor, please write to Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY  10703-1057, Attn:  Fundraising – No Sweepstakes.

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer Reports 2013 September Early Bird Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Sweepstakes begins August 29, 2013. To enter, complete & return the Official Entry Form. To be eligible for the drawing, your entry must be postmarked by October 17, 2013 and received by October 24, 2013. All entries become the sponsor’s property and will not be returned. This sweepstakes ends October 17, 2013. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, stolen, illegible, misdirected or postage due mail.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: You have not yet won. One (1) prize is guaranteed to be awarded. Prize: $2,500.00. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received; estimated at 1: 345,000. Sponsor: Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10703-1057

One winning entry will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received to be conducted on or about November 28, 2013. Drawing conducted by Ventura Associates, Int’l LLC., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final. Winner will be notified by mail and prize awarded within 60 days after drawing. Prize winner will be required to sign and affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where permitted, publicity release. Prize may be awarded to alternate winner if affidavit and releases are not returned within seven (7) days after mailing to winner or if prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable. No substitution for prize. Prize is not transferable. All taxes on prize are winner’s responsibility.  Open to legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to whom this offer is addressed. Employees of Sponsor, its suppliers & members of those employees’ immediate families are not eligible. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited by law.  For the name of the winner, (available after 1/2/2014), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 1/9/2014 to: October Early Bird Sweepstakes, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

For a complete list of winners go to  www.consumerreports.org/cro/winners-list.

If you’d prefer not to receive future sweepstakes mailings from Sponsor, please send your request to Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703-1057, Attn: Fundraising – No Sweepstakes.

Consumer Reports 2013 October Fast 20 Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Fast 20 Sweepstakes begins September 24, 2013. To enter, complete & return the Official Entry Form and include the $100 entry voucher. To be eligible for the drawing, your entry must be postmarked by November 5, 2013 and received by November 12, 2013. No mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted.  All entries become the sponsor’s property and will not be returned. This sweepstakes ends November 5, 2013. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, stolen, illegible, misdirected or postage due mail.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: You have not yet won. Twenty (20) prizes are guaranteed to be awarded. Prize: $100.00. Total approximate retail value of all prizes: $2,000. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received; estimated at 1:9,000. Sponsor: Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10703-1057

Twenty winning entries will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by the deadline date.  Drawing to be conducted on or about December 17, 2013 by Ventura Associates, Int’l LLC., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final. Winner will be notified by mail and prize awarded within 60 days after drawing. Prize may be awarded to alternate winner if prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable. No substitution for any prize. Prizes are not transferable. All taxes on prize are winners’ responsibility.  Open to legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to whom this offer is addressed. Employees of Sponsor, its suppliers & members of those employees’ immediate families are not eligible. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited by law.  For winners’ list, (available after 1/21/14), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 1/28/14 to: Consumer Reports Fast 20 Sweepstakes, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

For a complete list of winners go to www.consumerreports.org/cro/winners-list.

If you’d prefer not to receive future sweepstakes mailings from Sponsor, please send your request to Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703-1057, Attn: Fundraising – No Sweepstakes.

Consumer Reports 2013 November Early Bird Official Rules

NO CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.  A CONTRIBUTION, DONATION OR PAYMENT DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Sweepstakes begins October 24, 2013. To enter, complete & return the Official Entry Form. To be eligible for the drawing, your entry must be postmarked by December 12, 2013 and received by December 19, 2013. All entries become the sponsor’s property and will not be returned. This sweepstakes ends December 12, 2013. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, stolen, illegible, misdirected or postage due mail.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: You have not yet won. One (1) prize is guaranteed to be awarded. Prize: $1,500.00. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received; estimated at 1: 350,000. Sponsor: Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10703-1057

One winning entry will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received to be conducted on or about January 23, 2014. Drawing conducted by Ventura Associates, Int’l LLC., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final. Winner will be notified by mail and prize awarded within 60 days after drawing. Prize winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and, where permitted, publicity release. Prize may be awarded to alternate winner if affidavit and releases are not returned within seven (7) days after mailing to winner or if prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable. No substitution for prize. Prize is not transferable. All taxes on prize are winner’s responsibility.  Open to legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to whom this offer is addressed. Employees of Sponsor, its suppliers & members of those employees’ immediate families are not eligible. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state & local laws & regulations. Void where prohibited by law.  For the name of the winner, (available after 2/27/2014), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by 3/6/2014 to: December Early Bird Sweepstakes, Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10703.

For a complete list of winners go to  www.consumerreports.org/cro/winners-list.

If you’d prefer not to receive future sweepstakes mailings from Sponsor, please send your request to Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703-1057, Attn: Fundraising – No Sweepstakes.

   

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