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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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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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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In the United States, sweepstake sponsors are very careful to disassociate themselves from any suggestion that players must pay to enter, or pay to win, since this would constitute gambling. Sweepstakes typically involve enticements to enter a consumer promotion with prizes that range from substantial wins such as cars or large sums of money to smaller prizes that are currently popular with consumers. There should be no monetary cost to the entrant (although some sweepstakes require entrants to subscribe to a promotional mailing list, potentially exposing the entrant to an increase in junk mail, spam email, or telemarketing calls) and sweepstakes winners should also not be required to pay any kind of fee to receive their prizes.[12]

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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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Online-Sweepstakes.com: Tons of sweepstakes and a busy community. To get the full advantages of using the site, you'll need to pay a $30 per year fee. ( Online-Sweepstakes' full review). NOTE: This site is currently undergoing problems. Do NOT pay for membership until you are sure that they have been ironed out!! Check the forums for updated information.

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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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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal U.S. residents, residing in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina or Virginia (“eligibility area”), 18 years & older. Begins 12:00 AM CST on 8/10/19 & ends 11:59 PM CST on 9/15/19. The Sweet Summer Sweepstakes is sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN Bakery West, Inc., The Kraft Heinz Company, The Coca-Cola Company and Nathan’s Famous, Inc. Void outside eligibility area and where prohibited. For complete details, see Official Rules.

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Sweepstakes with large grand prizes tend to attract more entries regardless of the odds of winning. Therefore, the value of smaller prizes usually totals much less than that of the top prize. Firms that rely on sweepstakes for attracting customers, such as Publishers Clearing House and Reader's Digest, have also found that the more involved the entry process, the more entrants. Businesses often obtain marketing information about their customers from sweepstakes entries. Here, products are for free, and the company does not ask for specific knowledge for providing answers in the contests.

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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 August 13, 2018. For full official rules and to enter, visit www.hgtv.com/sailaway or www.travelchannel.com/sailaway. 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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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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As an example of a state policy on sweepstakes promotions, Tennessee residents are prohibited by a policy of the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (and not a state law) from entering sweepstakes online sponsored by manufacturers of wines and liquors; however, Tennessee residents may enter many of these same sweepstakes promotions by entries delivered by the US Postal Service.[13] Another example is that Tennessee state law prohibits sweepstakes agencies and sponsors from requiring sweepstakes prize winners to submit to "in perpetuity" publicity releases. 

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HGTV Smart Home 2019 Sweepstakes: Open to legal residents of the U.S., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes starts at 9 a.m. ET on 4/24/19 and ends at 5 p.m. ET on 6/14/19. 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.

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