April 2, 2013 

 TC. MEDIA $60,000 SUDOKU CONTEST

 Official Contest Rules

TC. Media’s $60,000 Sudoku Contest will run from Saturday, April 20 to Friday, June 14, 2013.  A contest advertisement with an official entry form will be printed in The Telegram, The Western Star and each of the participating 14 weekly NL Community Newspapers each publishing day during the contest period: Saturday, April 20 – Friday, June 14, 2013 inclusive. Each contest advertisement will contain a new daily Sudoku puzzle that must be completed correctly and submitted as part of the official entry form in order to be eligible for the weekly and/or grand prize draw. The solutions for each daily Sudoku puzzle will appear on the game page of the next published Telegram and Western Star. The solution for the participating weekly NL. Community Newspapers will appear on the game page the same day of publication each week throughout the contest period. The solution for the June 14 Sudoku puzzle appearing in the Saturday, June 15, 2013 Weekend Telegram and Western Star. Fill out the entry form and daily Sudoku puzzle and drop off or mail it in c/o: The TC Media $60,000 Sudoku Contest, Box 87, Village Shopping Centre, 430 Topsail Road, St. John’s, NL A1E 4N1.

No purchase is necessary.  Entry forms, including the daily Sudoku puzzle, are available free of charge, at the offices of The Telegram, The Western Star or any of the participating 14 NL Community Newspapers.  Only original entry forms will be eligible for this contest.  Photocopies or facsimiles of the official entry form will NOT be accepted. 

Contest is open to all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador 18 years of age or older.  Employees of The Telegram, Transcontinental Media G.P and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, agents, contractors and immediate families are not eligible to enter this contest. N.I.E. newspapers distributed to schools cannot be used for entering this contest.

Weekly Prize Draws

The Telegram and The Western Star will award eight weekly draw prizes of $500 available to daily, weekend or online subscribers (non-subscribers are eligible to win $250). To be eligible, all entry forms must be received by 12 pm (NST) on the contest weekly prize draw dates:  Thursday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20.

The participating weekly NL Community Newspapers will award $500 cash prizes to each participating market at the end of the contest period from all eligible entries.

Early Bird Draw

To be eligible to win the $10,000 Early Bird prize you must activate a new subscription to The Telegram, The Western Star or one of the 14 NL Community Papers on/or before Friday May 10, 2013. A new subscription is defined as not having received home delivery of the newspaper 30 days prior to May 10.

Grand Prize Draw

To be eligible to win the Grand Prize(s) in The TC. Media $60,000 Sudoku Contest, two random draws per week will take place over the contest draw period April 20 – June 14, 2013 from all eligible entries. These weekly draws will allow the winner to become a finalist for the Grand Prize draw. Week one we will randomly draw two eligible entries on the week one draw date, Thursday, May 2, 2013. These two names will be added to the official game page the first Saturday after the draw. Each week The Telegram, The Western Star and the participating weekly NL Community Newspapers will add two more finalists until the last draw on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at which time there will be 48 grand prize finalists. On Friday, June 21, 2013, The Telegram, The Western Star and the participating weekly NL Community Newspapers will publish the complete Grand Prize Finalist Grid and then begin eliminating names through a random draw as per the following: 

 

Saturday, June 22 – Ten grand prize finalists’ names will be eliminated (38 remain)

Monday, June 24 – Ten grand prize finalists’ names will be eliminated (28 remain)

Tuesday, June 25 - Ten grand prize finalists’ names will be eliminated (18 remain)

Wednesday, June 26 - Five grand prize finalists’ names will be eliminated (13 remain)

Thursday, June 27 - Five grand prize finalists’ names will be eliminated (8 remain)

Friday, June 28 - Two grand prize finalists’ names will be eliminated (6 remain)

Saturday, June 29 – The Grand Prize winner(s) will be announced and awarded the corresponding prize based on the subscription type.

All elimination draws will be conducted using a random number generator. The elimination process will be overseen by an independent and accredited audit firm.

 

1st Prize $20,000 – All daily print/online subscribers are eligible to win the maximum Grand Prize draw amount of $20,000 (Cdn). Single copy buyers (non- subscribers) are eligible to win $10,000 (Cdn). All weekly NL Community Newspaper readers are eligible to win the $20,000 Grand Prize.

2nd Prize $10,000 - All daily print/online subscribers are eligible to win the maximum prize draw amount of $10,000 (Cdn). Single copy buyers (non- subscribers) are eligible to win $5,000 (Cdn). All weekly NL Community Newspaper readers are eligible to win the $10,000 prize.

3rd Prize $7,000 - All daily print/online subscribers are eligible to win the maximum prize draw amount of $7,000 (Cdn). Single copy buyers (non- subscribers) are eligible to win $3,500 (Cdn). All weekly NL Community Newspaper readers are eligible to win the $7,000 prize.

The winner must comply with the contest rules, correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question and must sign a standard declaration and release form accepting their prize as awarded. The winner will be required to sign a standard liability/publicity release releasing The Telegram, The Western Star, the NL Community Newspapers and Transcontinental Media G.P and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, agents, contractors and employees from any damage or loss that may result from entering this contest or accepting and/or utilizing a prize.

The Grand Prizes winners will win:                  

 1st place - $20,000.00 (CDN.)*

 2nd place - $10,000 (CDN.) *

 3rd place - $7,000 (CDN.) *

* All single copy buyers (non-subscribers) are eligible to win half the prize amount ($10,000, $5,000 and $3,500)

 

The prize includes only what is specifically described above and no other allowance will be granted.

The winner(s) must have reached the age of majority in Newfoundland and Labrador at the time of the grand prize draw.  The winner(s) shall agree, if necessary, to have their name and/or picture, including their photograph, and/or their voices used for advertising purposes related to this contest, free of charge.

Please note this prize must be taken as offered and is not transferable. No substitutions will be allowed.

If the prize cannot be awarded as described in these rules, The Telegram, The Western Star and the NL Community Weekly newspapers reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value.

Refusal to accept the prize releases The Telegram, The Western Star and the NL Community Weekly newspapers Transcontinental Media G.P., and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, agents, contractors and employees of any obligation toward the winner.

Should the winner(s) make any false statement, they shall be automatically disqualified from the contest.

The Telegram, The Western Star and the NL Community Weekly newspapers Transcontinental Media G.P and their respective affiliates, directors, officers, agents, contractors and employees shall assume no liability whatsoever for any situation in which their inability to act results from an event or situation beyond their control, including a strike, lockout or any other labour dispute at their location or the locations of the organizations and businesses whose services are used to hold this contest.

By entering TC. Media’s $60,000 Sudoku Contest, contestants agree to accept the rules.  The decisions of the judges appointed by The Telegram will be final and binding.

Contest rules are available on www.thetelegram.com or at the offices of The Telegram, 430 Topsail Road, The Village Shopping Centre, St. John’s, NL as of Monday, April 22, 2013. 

Your chances of winning depend on the number of entry forms submitted for TC. Media’s $60,000 Sudoku Contest.  Enter as often as you like.