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Hallmark Channel® Winterfest Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Hallmark Channel® Winterfest Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 9:00:00 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on Monday, January 1, 2018 and ends at 8:59:59 PM PT on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of Crown Media United States, LLC (the “Sponsor”), US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company (the “Administrator”) and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and marketing/prize providers, and the immediate family members of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

ENTRY: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/winterfest/sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes Website”) and follow all entry instructions to complete the entry form in its entirety, and submit (“Entry”). Entries must be received between Monday, January 1, 2018 at 9:00:00 AM PT and Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8:59:59 PM PT (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”). Limit: Entrants may enter in this manner once per day throughout the promotion period, regardless if the entrant has more than one email address. Upon entry, entrants will have the opportunity to share/or refer the Sweepstakes with others by Tweeting from their own Twitter account. The referrer will receive one (1) bonus entry each time they share the Sweepstakes by following the instructions on the Thank You page (each, a “Bonus Entry”). Limit: one (1) Bonus Entry per Entrant per day. Entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. The Sweepstakes Website’s database clock will be the official timekeeper the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process will be void.

In the event of a dispute, Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” means the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any entrant may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder to Sponsor’s satisfaction.

Hereafter, Entry shall refer to both Entry and Bonus Entry, collectively.

PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/PRIZE CONDITIONS:
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 which will be awarded in the form of a check payable to the winner. ARV of the Grand Prize is $5,000.

Total ARV of all prizes: $5,000.

Prize winner will be solely responsible for any other expenses associated with using the prize. Prize winner must accept the prize as stated or prize may be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate prize winner. Prize is non-transferable in whole or in part except at the discretion of Sponsor. No substitution except at the discretion of Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prize winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to prize upon being awarded to prize winner and Sponsor does not have any obligation or responsibility to replace prize if lost, damaged or stolen. Prize winner must accept the prize as stated or prize may be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner. Sponsor has not made nor in any manner is responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize thereof, including but not limited to its quality, condition, appearance, safety, performance. Sponsor is not responsible for any fees, costs, or additional charges resulting from an Entrant or prize winner entering and participating in the Sweepstakes and/or being awarded and/or receiving and/or using a prize.

PRIZE DRAWING/NOTIFICATION/ODDS:
Grand Prize Drawing: One (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing taking place on or about Monday, February 5, 2018, from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

Drawing will take place at the offices of the Administrator whose decisions are final. Prize award is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

The potential Grand Prize winner will be confirmed via email and/or phone and will be required to sign and return, within seven (7) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, an IRS Form W-9, a Liability Waiver, and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, “the Releases”).

If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if a potential winner cannot be contacted, if potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, that potential winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. Non-winning entrants will not be notified.

Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.

WINNER REQUIREMENTS: Potential Grand Prize winner, whose prize is valued at $600 or more, will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number in order for an IRS Form 1099 in the value of the prize can be supplied to each winner. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate winner may be selected in a separate random drawing. Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, and/or prize information in connection with the Sweepstakes, worldwide, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment or consideration, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties (as defined below) and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms.

RELEASE: By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, the Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes or for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. The Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. The Released Parties are not responsible for any typographical/other error in entries, selection announcement or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with this Sweepstakes. If for any reason an entrant’s Sweepstakes entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, provided that, if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the Sweepstakes prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

DISPUTES: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, ENTRANT AGREES THAT: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND 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 EXCLUSIVELY BY THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OR THE APPROPRIATE CALIFORNIA STATE COURT LOCATED IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES; AND (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES, AND ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE ENTRANT AND SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW RULES (WHETHER OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION), WHICH WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION OTHER THAN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. ALL PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

PRIVACY: By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that, unless Entrant otherwise opts out on the Sweepstakes Website, Sponsor, Prize Partners, and their designees may use entrant’s, physical and/or e-mail address to contact entrant regarding offers and/or promotions that Sponsor and Prize Partners believe may interest entrant.

Information provided by you for this Sweepstakes is subject to the privacy policy located at:
Sponsor: www.hallmarkchannel.com/privacy-policy

WINNER CONFIRMATION: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after 02/05/18), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than 03/05/18) (postage not required for VT residents), to: Hallmark Channel® Winterfest Sweepstakes, Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

SPONSOR: Crown Media United States, LLC, 12700 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604