NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") open to all legal residents of the continental United States, age 21 years or older, except employees of Harpo Productions, Inc., ("Harpo"), Ariel Capital Management, LLC ("Ariel") (collectively, the "Sponsors") and their parents, subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising or promotion agencies, affiliated entities, immediate families or household members. Persons who have won a prize from Sponsors since November 1, 2007 are ineligible to participate. Void wherever taxed, prohibited or restricted by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and shall be governed by Illinois law. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants (i) agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and Regulations, and (ii) agree that Illinois courts have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to the Sweepstakes and that venue shall only be Chicago, IL.
HOW TO ENTER: From 5:00 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, November 6, 2008 until 4:59 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, December 18, 2008 (the "Promotional Period"), Sponsors will conduct a national Sweepstakes. To enter, participants must log on to the Sweepstakes page of the Oprah.com website (the "Website"), located at http://www.oprah.com/thecolorpurplesweeps, during the Promotional Period and complete and submit online the entry form, including their name, address, daytime telephone number, email address and date of birth (individually, an "Entry" and collectively, the "Entries"). To be eligible, all Entries must be received by 4:59 p.m. (CT) on December 18, 2008. All Entries must be submitted in the name of an individual person and prizes will only be awarded to the person whose name is on the winning Entry, regardless of e-mail account ownership or other circumstances. Limit one (1) Entry per person or e-mail address.
All duplicate Entries shall be deemed void. All Entries will become the property of Harpo and will not be acknowledged or returned. No mechanical reproductions, mailed Entries, facsimiles, mass submissions, submissions generated by a script, macro will be accepted by Sponsors and all such Entries will be deemed void. Sponsors are not responsible for misdirected, inaccurate, incomplete, lost, late, delayed, undelivered, damaged or illegible Entries, and all such Entries will be deemed void. Sponsors are also not responsible fortechnical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with or relating to the Sweepstakes, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of Entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Sweepstakes-related materials or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant's ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or prematurely conclude the Sweepstakes should any computer virus, malfunction, fraud, tampering, unauthorized intervention or other cause beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. False or deceptive Entries or acts will render the participant ineligible and Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any participant who attempts to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by tampering with any Website mechanism, acting in a disruptive manner or violating these Official Rules. Any attempt by an individual to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys' fees) from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
HOW TO WIN: One (1) grand prize winner (the "Winner") will be randomly chosen by a representative of Harpo on or around December 20, 2008 from all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotional Period. The decisions of the judges will be final and binding on all participants. The odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible Entries received throughout the Promotional Period. Winner will be notified by Sponsors within five (5) business days of the drawing via either the telephone number or e-mail address provided on his or her Official Entry. Winner must reply within five (5) days of notification either via email or by calling the phone number provided upon prize notification, or else an alternate winner will be selected. Winner must also meet all eligibility requirements, including the execution and return of all necessary releases and/or other documents. In the event that the Sweepstakes is canceled or ended prematurely due to the reasons set forth in paragraph 2, above, Winner shall be randomly chosen by a representative of Harpo from all eligible Entries received as of the time of the impairment.
PRIZES: One Winner will receive a three (3) day/two (2) night trip for two (2) to see the current touring company performance of "The Color Purple" musical in one (1) of the US cities identified on the online tour schedule located at http://colorpurple.com/color_purple_tour.php (the " Selected City"), as selected mutually by Sponsors and Winner (collectively referred to as the "Trip"). The Trip shall have an approximate market value ("AMV") of One Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-Five Dollars ($1,765.00) for a Winner who lives two hundred (200) miles or less from the Selected City and an AMV of Three Thousand Three Hundred Fifteen Dollars ($3,315.00) for a Winner who lives more than two hundred (200) miles from the Selected City. If the Winner lives two hundred (200) miles or less from the Selected City, the Trip shall include the following, all selected and/or approved by Sponsors in their sole discretion: (i) hotel accommodations (one room), including room taxes, for two (2) consecutive nights (the "Hotel"), (ii) Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00) in spending cash for Winner, (iii) breakfast for Winner and his/her Travel Companion (the "Travel Companion") each day of the Trip while at the Hotel, (iv) two (2) tickets to a performance of The Color Purple musical (the "Musical") in the Selected City (one (1) ticket each for Winner and his/her Travel Companion), (v) two (2) CD copies of The Color Purple Original Broadway Cast Recording Soundtrack, (vi) two (2) The Color Purple t-shirts, (vii) one (1) The Color Purple memorabilia item, (viii) one (1) Monopoly® board game, Ariel edition, (ix) one (1) Ariel Tortoise & Hare Puppet, (x) one (1) Ariel Tortoise & Hare key chain, (xi) one (1) Ariel t-shirt, and (xii) one Ariel tote bag. If the Winner lives more than two hundred (200) miles from the Selected City, the Trip shall include the following, all selected and/or approved by Sponsors in their sole discretion: (i) hotel accommodations (one room), including room taxes, for two (2) consecutive nights, (ii) round-trip, coach class air transportation (including taxes) for Winner and his/her Travel Companion from the destination airport nearest the Winner's residence to the Selected City, (iii) round-trip ground transportation for Winner and his/her Travel Companion between the airport in the Selected City and the Hotel, (iv) Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) in spending cash for Winner, (v) breakfast for Winner and his/her Travel Companion each day of the Trip while at the Hotel, (vi) two (2) tickets to a performance of The Color Purple musical in the Selected City (one (1) ticket each for Winner and his/her Travel Companion), (vii) two (2) CD copies of The Color Purple Original Broadway Cast Recording Soundtrack, (viii) two (2) The Color Purple tee shirts, (ix) one (1) The Color Purple memorabilia item, (x) one (1) Monopoly® board game, Ariel edition, (xi) one (1) Ariel Tortoise & Hare Puppet, (xii) one (1) Ariel Tortoise & Hare key chain, (xiii) one (1) Ariel tee shirt, and (xiv) one Ariel tote bag. TOTAL AMV OF PRIZE (ONE PRIZE): Between One Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-Five Dollars ($1,765.00) - Three Thousand Three Hundred Fifteen Dollars ($3,315.00), depending on the Winner's city of residence.
No substitution, partial acceptance, transfer of prizes or cash redemptions permitted by Winner. AMV of prize may vary based upon Winner's city of residence. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or comparable value in the event a described prize, or any portion thereof, is unavailable for any reason whatsoever. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses not expressly provided for above, including meals, incidentals, tips, telephone calls, souvenirs, dry cleaning, laundry, additional ground transportation, excess baggage charges, room service or other personal expenses or hotel charges incurred during the Trip. Winner and his/her Travel Companion must travel together on the same itinerary and Winner is solely responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents. All travel arrangements must be made through Sponsors' agent on a carrier of Sponsors' choice. Travel arrangements are subject to availability and Trip must be taken within one (1) year of being awarded or Trip shall be forfeited and Sponsors shall have no further obligation to such Winner. Winner is responsible for the reporting and payment of allfederal, state and local taxes incurred by acceptance and use of the prize (or any portion thereof), if applicable. All prize details are at Sponsors' discretion.
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS: By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants:(i) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsors which are final and binding in all matters, (ii) grant Sponsors and their designees the right, unless prohibited by law, to use their names, cities and states of residence, voices, pictures and likenesses, without compensation, notification or permission, for the purpose of advertising and publicity in any and all manner or media, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, and (iii) represent and warrant that they are not participating in the Sweepstakes in the capacity of a reporter and further represent and warrant that they will not write, blog about, publish or cause to be published any article or book about their participation therein. Winner and his/her Travel Companion (who must be a legal resident of the continental United States, age 21 years or older) may each be required to produce proof of identity, address and birth date, as well as sign an affidavit of eligibility, tax acknowledgment form, liability release and, except where prohibited by law, use of name and likeness releases in order to claim the prize. Such documents must be completed in full and returned within five (5) days of issuance either via facsimile or US registered mail. Failure to do so or if: (i) any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, (ii) Winner declines his or her prize, or (iii) a potential Winner is determined to be ineligible for reason, will result in disqualification of such Winner and an alternate winner may be selected by random drawing at the Sponsors' sole discretion. Sponsors will use reasonable efforts to pick an alternate winner but in the event an alternate winner cannot be determined, the prize will not be awarded.
Sponsors and their respective parents, subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising or promotion agencies, prize providers and affiliated entities expressly disclaim any responsibility and participants agree to hold Sponsors and their respective parents, subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising or promotion agencies and affiliated entities harmless from liability for injury, disability or loss to any person or property (including death) relating to participation in this Sweepstakes (including the manner in which the Winner is selected), the delivery and/or subsequent acceptance, use or misuse of any of the prizes awarded (including, but not limited to, allergies to food) and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. Neither Sponsors nor their respective parents, subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising or promotion agencies, prize providers and affiliated entities are responsible for any loss (financial or otherwise), injury or damage to persons, or property which may be caused directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from downloading any material from the Website, regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsors or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to the Website by a hypertext link. Sponsors and their respective parents, subsidiaries, franchisees, advertising or promotion agencies, prize providers and affiliated entities further assume no liability either for the cancellation, modification or premature conclusion of the Sweepstakes for any reason or through the acts or defaults of any company or person providing any prize. All such losses or expenses must be borne by the affected participants and/or Winner.
OFFICIAL RULES AND/OR WINNER'S LIST REQUESTS: For a copy of the Official Rules and/or the Winner's List, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the following address beginning December 18, 2008: (Please specify "Official Rules" and/or "Winner") "The Color Purple Sweepstakes #3", c/o Oprah.com 110 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL 60607.
SPONSORS: This Sweepstakes is managed by Harpo, with offices at 110 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL 60607. Ariel is a prize sponsor only.