Among the most popularly known sweepstakes in the United States were the American Family Publishers Sweepstakes (now defunct), Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes, and Reader's Digest Sweepstakes, each of which strongly persuaded entrants to purchase magazine subscriptions by placing stickers on contest entry cardstock while promising multimillion-dollar (annuity) winners who will be "announced on TV". The American Family Publishers sweepstakes used paid advertisements during NBC's The Tonight Show to announce its grand prize winners (for many years, its celebrity spokesman was Ed McMahon). All three companies eventually paid fines and penalties to a variety of states who initiated legal actions against them. Of those three companies, only Publishers Clearing House continues to use sweepstakes as a promotional device and as recently as 2010 paid $3.5 million to settle charges that it had violated the terms of a 2001 multi-state agreement for which it was fined $34 million.[14][15]

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The Grand Prize Winner will win the following (the “Grand Prize”): a trip for Grand Prize Winner and up to seven (7) guests to Los Angeles, California, consisting of: (i) round-trip coach class airfare for Grand Prize Winner and guests to and from Los Angeles from the major U.S. airport nearest Grand Prize Winner’s residence within the 50 United States and D.C.; (ii) seven (7) days/six (6) nights’ accommodations at the iconic “Brady House” in Studio City, California (the “Brady House”); (iii) Los Angeles tourism experiences for Grand Prize Winner and guests; (iv) daily maid service, personal concierge and catering services (for select meals) for the duration of stay; (v) courtesy shuttle to/from airport and for the duration of stay (if the Grand Prize Winner is local ground transportation will be arranged); (vi) $25,000 presented in the form of a check; and (vii) video features on HGTV’s social network channels. ARV of the Grand Prize: $64,670. ARV of all prizes: $68,670.

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Limit one (1) Entry per person per Email Address per day. In the event of a dispute as to any Entry, the Authorized Account Holder of the Email Address used to submit the Entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The “Authorized Account Holder” is the natural person who is assigned to an Email Address by the Email provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning Email Addresses with the submitted Email Address indicated on the registration form, provided that person meets all eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules. NOTE: Any attempt to use multiple Email Addresses or other tactics to enter more than the stated limit will result in disqualification and all associated Entries will be void. Entries generated by script, macro, bot, commercial sweepstakes subscription, entering service sites, other automated means, or by any means that subverts the Entry process will be void. Normal internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service may apply.

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Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on November 21, 2018. For full official rules, prize disclosures, and to enter, visit www.diynetwork/flooringoasis. One winner will get (i) a gift certificate redeemable for $5,000 in flooring products from Lumber Liquidators, Inc. and (ii) a check for $2,500. Sponsored by Lumber Liquidators, Inc., 3000 John Deere Road, Toano, VA 23168.

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Limit one (1) Entry per person per Email Address per day. In the event of a dispute as to any Entry, the Authorized Account Holder of the Email Address used to submit the Entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The “Authorized Account Holder” is the natural person who is assigned to an Email Address by the Email provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning Email Addresses with the submitted Email Address indicated on the registration form, provided that person meets all eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules. NOTE: Any attempt to use multiple Email Addresses or other tactics to enter more than the stated limit will result in disqualification and all associated Entries will be void. Entries generated by script, macro, bot, commercial sweepstakes subscription, entering service sites, other automated means, or by any means that subverts the Entry process will be void. Normal internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service may apply.

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All applicable federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, not refundable, and must be accepted “AS IS” and as awarded. No cash or other substitutions or transfer of prizes may be made, except by Sponsors, in their sole discretion. Coordinating Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole direction, to terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of this Sweepstakes, or if viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties, acts of God or failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes. In such event, Coordinating Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion (but does not have any obligation) to: award the Grand Prizes and Secondary Prizes at random from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received up to the time of suspected impairment. Coordinating Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Entry process or the operation of this Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Coordinating Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of the Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provision of the Official Rules.

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Enter The Monster Energy Core Sweepstakes. There are ten Grand Prizes available to be awarded. Grand Prize winners will receive a six (6) day, five (5) night trip for Winner and one guest to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Trip will include round trip coach class air transportation to Vancouver Airport; five (5) nights standard hotel accommodation; $1,000 check. The (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize: $8,000. One Thousand Instant-Win Game Prizes are available to be won. Each Instant winner will receive a Monster Backpack. ARV is $70. The Monster Energy Core Sweepstakes Ends January 15th 2020.

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Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on February 18, 2019. For full official rules, prize disclosures, and to enter, visit www.hgtv.com/livefortada. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

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Enter The Sodexo Step Your Game Up Sweepstakes. Fifteen (15) Grand Prizes: A Nintendo Switch with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (includes Nintendo Switch console, dock, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R), Two Joy-Con straps, One Joy-Con grip, HDMI cable, AC adapter, and a download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe) and a $200 Amazon Gift Card. ARV: $580 each prize. The Sodexo Step Your Game Up Sweepstakes ends September 23rd.

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Sweepstakes are frequently used by fast-food restaurants to boost business. One of the most popular has been the McDonald's Monopoly "instant-win" game-piece promotion (To satisfy the "no purchase necessary" requirement, free game pieces are made available on request through the US mail). Soft drink companies also sponsor many sweepstakes, such as the Pepsi Billion Dollar Sweepstakes game and the Pepsi Stuff loyalty rewards program that allowed Pepsi drinkers to accumulate points from packages and cups and redeem them for merchandise. Pepsi Stuff was Pepsi's largest and most successful long-term promotion ever and it ran for many years in the US and in many countries around the world. Other sponsors may require the submission of a UPC of a company product (with provision for receiving a "free" UPC) for entry into the sweepstakes drawing.

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Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 5:00 p.m. on November 21, 2018. For full official rules, prize disclosures, and to enter, visit www.hgtv.com/yourspaceyourwaysweepstakes. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

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Open to legal residents of the U.S., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes starts at 9 a.m. ET on 12/28/18 and ends at 5 p.m. ET on 2/18/19. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. For full official rules, prize disclosures, and to enter, visit www.HGTV.com. Main Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a Home & Garden Television 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

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Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 22, 2018. For full official rules and to enter, visit www.hgtv.com/paintitright. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.
This Sweepstakes is open only to legal U.S. residents, residing in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina or Virginia (“eligibility area”), who are 18 years of age or older as of date of entry. This Sweepstakes is void outside the eligibility area and where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of KING’S HAWAIIAN Bakery West, Inc. (“Coordinating Sponsor”), The Kraft Heinz Company, The Coca-Cola Company and Nathan’s Famous, Inc. (collectively, “Sponsors”), The Wilson Group (“Administrator”), Publix, and their respective advertising agencies, subsidiaries, parent companies, distributors, divisions, agencies and affiliates (collectively, “Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate family members (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings, grandparents, and their respective spouses) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of each such employee, officer and director are not eligible to enter or participate in this Sweepstakes. At the discretion of the Coordinating Sponsor, potential winner may be subject to a background check and may be disqualified based on results of the background check: (a) if charged with or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor; (b) if Coordinating Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that such individual may reflect unfavorably on the Sweepstakes or the Sponsors; (c) if he/she is not eligible to receive the prize based on the eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

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Five (5) Grand Prizes: One (1) $1,000 Publix gift card, one (1) Large Big Green Egg Grill with grilling tools; and additional gifts selected at the discretion of the Sponsors. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize is $2,220. Terms and conditions on gift card apply, including dormancy fees and expiration dates, if any, and may not be used by the winner for the purchase of alcohol or tobacco. Additional releases and/or waivers of liability required by the applicable sanctioning body may also be required as appropriate in order to complete the prize. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Coordinating Sponsor.

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One (1) Grand Prize Winner shall win the Grand Prize, which consists of: (i) the home located in Roanoke, Texas (the “HGTV Smart Home 2019”) that is featured in the “HGTV Smart Home 2019” special (including home furnishings, fixtures, artwork, and merchandise) (approximate retail value (“ARV”): $1,046,976; (ii) One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) (awarded in the form of electronic funds transfer) courtesy of LendingTree (the “Cash Prize”). (iii) a 2020 Mercedes-Benz MY20 GLE automobile (MSRP: $61,150) (the “Mercedes-Benz Prize”). Actual value of HGTV Smart Home 2019 depends on market fluctuations.

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Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sweepstakes ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on September 28, 2018. For full official rules and to enter, visit www.hgtv.com/makeyourdeckgreatsweepstakes. Sponsored by Scripps Networks, LLC dba Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

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Sweepstakes must be carefully planned to comply with local laws and curtail forms of entrant fraud and abuse. Before home computers were popular, a common method of entry was a mailed, plain 3" × 5" index card with the entrant's name and address. Massive computer-printed entries resulted in a new requirement that entries must be "hand-printed".[citation needed] Laser printers that can mimic ink pen writing are also a problem for sponsors. In most sweepstakes, entrants and their relatives must not be related to the sponsor or promoter.

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Enter the Blue Buffalo The Venture into the Wild Sweepstakes. The Grand Prize winner will receive a 2019 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon MSRP: USD $60,000. 4-day/3-night trip for winner and three (3) travel companions to Yellowstone National Park. The ARV of the complete sweepstakes Grand Prize is $67,300. The Blue Buffalo The Venture into the Wild Sweepstakes ends November 2nd. 

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