Lifeline Re-Certification Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES OF PLAY
April 15, 2013 -November 30, 2013
The sweepstakes is open to all Alaska residents, 18 years or older on the date of the contest, except the employees and immediate families (spouses and parents, siblings, and children and their spouses) of GCI, their affiliates or subsidiaries, their advertising agencies, sweepstakes designer, and any other company involved with the design, production, execution, or distribution of sweepstakes materials. For this sweepstakes, an Alaska resident is defined as an individual having either a valid Alaska Drivers License, proof of receipt of either a 2011 or later Alaska Permanent Fund dividend check, or a valid Alaska Voter’s Registration Card. No purchase of goods or services is necessary for eligibility.
How to Participate:
GCI lifeline customers: GCI lifeline customers with active Lifeline accounts who successfully re-certify their Lifeline eligibility and GCI Lifeline customers who notify GCI that they no longer qualify for Lifeline service by completing the appropriate Non-eligibility Form will be automatically entered in the monthly sweepstakes described below beginning with the monthly drawing following the receipt by GCI of the accurately completed form. These customers will also be included in each of the following monthly sweepstakes until the final drawing in November 2013.
GCI Non- Lifeline Customers and All Other Alaska Residents: GCI customer who do not receive Lifeline service and all other Alaska residents who are not GCI customers, but who are otherwise eligible to participate, may enter by legibly hand-printing their: complete name, address, contact phone number, email address if available and the words “GCI Lifeline Re-Certification Sweepstakes” on a standard-sized postcard and mailing it to GCI Lifeline Re-Certification Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 410, Palmer, AK 99645. Only one postcard per individual will be entered. Mechanically or electronically reproduced entries are invalid. Post card entries will be accepted with postmarks dated through November 15, 2013. Post card entries must be mailed and not hand delivered.
There will be eight (8) drawings for each of the following months: April through November 2013. For each drawing, a winner will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible participants at the end of each month. The winner will receive a $500 gift certificate from a grocery store of the winner’s choosing.
Odds of winning the sweepstakes depend upon the number of valid entries received. The drawing will be conducted by judges whose decisions in all matters relating to the sweepstakes are final. GCI reserves the right to change the start date, end date, and duration of the sweepstakes at any time.
- Eight (8) $500.00 gift card prizes as described above.
The winners will be sent written notification by certified mail return receipt requested or by messenger service within three business days of the drawing. Each winner is limited to one prize for the life of this sweepstakes.
The winners will be required to show proof of age and Alaska residency as stated above and sign a written Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity/Liability Release, and Taxpayer Identification Number. The proof of age and Alaska residency and a signed original of the Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity/Liability Release, and Social Security Number must be provided to GCI within ten business days of receipt of the written notification. Failure to comply will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize.
To obtain a list of the prizewinners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: GCI Lifeline Re-Certification Sweepstakes, Attn. Marketing, 5151 Fairbanks St., Anchorage, AK 99508.
Resolution of Disputes:
All entrants agree that any dispute concerning eligibility for participation in, or for the prizes awarded in this sweepstakes, must be first submitted in writing to GCI’s panel of judges, whose decisions as to all matters related to the sweepstakes shall be final. Should any person never the less commence any litigation pertaining to this sweepstakes, such person agrees that venue for such litigation shall be proper only in the Superior Court of the State of Alaska, Third Judicial District, at Anchorage. Any claims brought must be filed within ninety days of the award of any prize. All entrants agree that GCI’s liability to any entrant under this sweepstakes shall not exceed the cost of any (1) prize.
By participating, entrants acknowledge and agree to be bound by these rules and acknowledge and agree that the decisions of the judges are final. The winners hereby consent to the use of their names and/or likenesses by GCI for the purposes of advertising without compensation. Any tax liability is solely the responsibility of the winners. Sweepstakes void where prohibited by law. GCI is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, illegible, postage due, or misdirected mail entries. Participants agree that GCI is not responsible for any physical injuries, property damage, or other damages incurred by a winner in the course of or as a result of any air travel or vehicles or goods awarded or acquired with gift cards awarded in this sweepstakes. Prizes are not exchangeable or transferable. All entries submitted via mail become the property of GCI and will not be returned. In the event of unavailability of the above stated prizes, GCI reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value. GCI reserves the right to correct errors in media announcement or printed materials in conjunction with this sweepstakes.