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Official Rules for the Us Weekly Alcoholic Beverage Survey Sweepstakes


1. Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the United States and Washington DC (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF OVERSEAS MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES) who as of the time of entry are 21 years of age or older (and at least age of majority in state). Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

2. Sponsor: a360 Media, LLC, 4 New York Plaza, New York, NY 10004
Prize Provider/Administrator: a360 Media, LLC

3. Agreement to Official Rules: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

4. How to Enter:

a. To enter the “Us Weekly Alcoholic Beverage Survey” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), fill out the survey questions provided in an email from Sponsor and visit the website at to accept the official rules. Follow the registration and entry directions provided therein. The entry period is 9:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 7/8/2021 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 8/13/2021.

b. Entrants may also enter the Sweepstakes by mailing their name, address, as well as their submission to: 4 New York Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10004. Attn: Us Weekly Research: Alcoholic Beverage Survey Sweepstakes to be considered. Entries must be postmarked no later than 8/6/2021 and received no later than 8/13/2021.

c. Limit one entry per person. All entries must be received by the close of entry period. Participants may not enter with multiple email addresses nor may entrants use any other device or artifice to enter multiple times during entry period or under multiple identities. Any participant who attempts to enter during entry period with multiple email addresses under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter multiple times will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in Sponsor’s discretion.

d. No mechanically reproduced or computer generated entries permitted. Not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or entries containing incorrect or incomplete information. Not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer, on-line, or Internet systems or services, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry or confirmation or winners notice on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, problems with the website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Sweepstakes. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

e. For details of Sponsor’s policies regarding the use of personal information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes, visit Sponsor’s privacy policy at

5. Winner(s):

a. Selection of Winner. Within five days of the closing date, six (6) winners will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible entries. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

b. The winners will be notified by e-mail. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of email address of entrants.

6. Prize(s):

a. One (1) winner will receive the following prize (the “Prize”): An Amazon gift card. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize: $250. Actual retail value of the Prizes may vary. Winner will not receive the difference between the actual and approximate retail value.

b. Five (5) winners will receive the following prize (the “Prize”): An Amazon gift card. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize: $50. Actual retail value of the Prizes may vary. Winner will not receive the difference between the actual and approximate retail value.

c. Sponsor and/or Prize Provider reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value. No substitution or transfer of Prize permitted except as provided herein. Prizes are non-redeemable for cash. In the event of unavailability, Sponsor may substitute a prize of greater or equal value.

d. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Amazon.

7. General:

a. Sponsor employees, directors and officers, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), and their respective household members (whether related or not), are not eligible to enter. Prize Provider and Administrator (collectively with their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions, advertising and prize partners) are also not eligible to enter.

b. All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more. Consult with your tax professional regarding potential tax implications. Should the ARV of the prize equal or exceed $600.00, winners shall be required to provide a Social Security Number and necessary tax form to Sponsor for issuance of a 1099 Form.

c. Potential winners must execute Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability Form(s) within 3 days of notification. Noncompliance with these rules or return of prize notification as undeliverable or inability to locate winner within 3 days after notification will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate potential winner.

d. By participating in the Sweepstakes and accepting any prize, entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Promotional Partners, their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, “Released Parties“) from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any loss, harm, damage, injury, cause of action, claim, cost or expense (including without limitation any property damage, personal injury and/or death) arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including without limitation participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and/or possession, acceptance, use or misuse of any prize.

Released Parties are not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, postponements, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.

Sponsor failure to enforce any term of these rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

e. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes consent to use entrant’s name, biographical information, image and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Entrant releases and holds harmless the Released Parties for any liability, claims and causes of action based on defamation or violation of rights of publicity or privacy.

f. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of or who is otherwise in violation of the Official Rules. Sponsor further reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes in the event the Sweepstakes is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, or technical failures of any kind. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR TAMPER WITH OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

g. Winner acknowledges that Released Parties have not 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 any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the respective manufacturers’ terms therefore, and Winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee.

h. ARBITRATION and WAIVER OF CERTAIN DAMAGES: As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that (a) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other indirect damages, (b) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association before a single arbitrator located in New York County, New York; and (c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred including costs associated with entering this promotion, but in no event shall any award include attorney’s fees. Disputes arising from this Sweepstakes, or any matter arising therefrom, whether direct or indirect, will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of laws principles.

8. Submissions:

a. If Sweepstakes requires content submissions by entrants, submissions cannot a) have been previously submitted to any Sweepstakes, sweepstakes, or promotion of any kind; (b) contain any trademarks, logos or copyrighted material (such as company names, music, photographs or works of art), unless such material is owned solely by entrant; (c) promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons, any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous or any particular political agenda or message; (d) depict, or itself be in, violation of any law; (e) be obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, offensive, illegal, hateful or obscene, or promote violence or harm; (f) contain any virus, Trojan horse or other harmful or malicious code; or (g) defame, impersonate, misrepresent, slander, libel or contain disparaging remarks about other people or companies, or violate anyone’s privacy.

b. Entrants shall be solely responsible for their own submissions and the consequences of submitting and publishing submissions in the Sweepstakes. By entering, entrants affirm, represent, and warrant as follows: (a) entrants own or have all necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish the submissions and to grant the rights to use the submissions as set forth in these Official Rules, (b) entrants represent that they have obtained all of the rights, licenses and permissions from each person that appeared in the submission or helped create the submission or whose intellectual property is included in the submission; (c) all elements of the submission are original work; (d) the publication and use of the submission as provided in these Official Rules does not and will not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including without limitation contracts, copyrights, trademarks or rights of publicity or privacy; and (e) Sponsor and Promotional Partners will not be required to pay any money or incur any obligations to any person or entity as a result of their use, exhibition, publication or exploitation of the submission in whole or in part.

c. Entrant will indemnify each of the Released Parties from any harm or injury (including damages, expenses and attorney’s fees) resulting from any third party claim that entrant submission violates or infringes any copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity right, or any other right of a third party. A “third party” is anyone other than entrant or a Released Party.

d. Sponsor, Prize Provider, and/or its designed representatives will review all submissions received. If any submission fails to conform to these Official Rules, or Sponsor and/or Prize Provider otherwise determine that the submission is inappropriate, would reflect poorly on Sponsor, Promotional Partners or the Sweepstakes or could adversely affect the reputation or goodwill of Sponsor, Sponsor may remove the submission and make it ineligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and/or Prize Providers also reserve the right to edit any submission, including to omit third parties, or to require entrant to edit the submission in order to make it eligible for entry in the Sweepstakes.

e. Sponsor, and its licensees, assignees and Promotional Partners may edit, publish, copy, distribute, display, publicly perform and otherwise use, and license others to use and edit, entrant’s submission, worldwide in any media, formats, editions, and derivations, now known or hereafter developed, for all possible editorial, advertising and promotional purposes without further permission, notice or compensation, except where prohibited by law. Submitting an entry constitutes consent to give Sponsor and Promotional Partners a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, publicly perform, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display any such entry in whole or in part, in any media worldwide using technology now known or later developed, for any purpose, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant must sign any documentation required for Sponsor, Promotional Partners or their designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights granted to use the submission. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that they provide their entry freely and without restriction, that they were not solicited or compensated for entry, and that entry will not place Sponsor or Promotional Partners under any obligations other than those contained in these Official Rules. Entrants also acknowledge and agree that Sponsor and/or Promotional Partners is free to disclose the ideas contained in the entry on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas therein without any compensation. Entrants further acknowledge that Sponsor and Promotional Partners do not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor and/or Promotional Partners, or developed by their employees, or obtained from other sources. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants understand and acknowledge that entrants will not now or in the future be paid or compensated in any way for entry or for granting the Sponsor and Promotional Partners any of the rights set out in these Official Rules. Entrants further acknowledge that Sponsor and Promotional Partners are not obligated to make use of any of the rights granted in these Official Rules. Without limiting the above language, Sponsor and/or Promotional Partners may publish, display, publicly perform and use entrant’s submission, for statement in Sponsor magazine and its related digital properties, applications and social media, and in advertising materials for the products and services of Promotional Partners and on Promotional Partners websites including social media. Entrants waive any and all “moral rights” or similar rights in any jurisdiction.

9. Winner’s List: For names of prize winners, by 9/30/2021, send a separate, stamped, self-addressed, No.10 envelope to: “Us Weekly Alcoholic Beverage Survey Sweepstakes” c/o a360 Media, LLC, Research Department, 4 New York Plaza, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10004.

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