$50 Dining Gift Certificate Sweepstakes

The TribLocal Restaurant Gift Card Giveaway is now complete, thank you for your participation. Here are the winners:

Week Four – Amy Haskin, Anna Panagiotopoulos, Rod Avery, Bob Treski, Dale Bohlander, Carol Stogin, Bonnie Disbrow, Darren Schubert, Sari Ross, George Klein, Greg Hanson, Hilary Thomas, Harold Blauw, J Broutman, Jay Jacoby, David Leatherwood, Lynn Patterson, Marilyn Covnot, Frank Hernandez, Melissa Morreale, Joanne Holmes, Janice Maxson, Renee Roux, Rita McGovern, Angela Hedlund

Week Three – Ann Freier, Betty Tomei, Bonnie Jurkowski, Cherie Knitter, Christine O’Connor, Diann Kohley, Heather Sprinkle, Jay Twery, Jo Ann Mahoney, John Kella, John Kerlin, Julius C. Borchert, Karen Wootton, Lauren Olvera, Leonora Richards, Linda Berta, Lorinda Anderson, Mark Gillespie, Michele Eich, Paul Ciszewski, Richard Gentry, Robert Mikulec, Sandi Haynes, Steve Weiss, Willie Lara

Week Two – Rebecca Freier, Glenda Topps, Philip Van Slooten, Sharon Sieg, Gina Mucha, Laura Raucci, Sue Cunningham, Donna Rangel, Larry Kucharik, Candi Casey, Vicky Hayes, Charlot Harstead, Lucy Howell, Janine Ovitt, Susan Friel, Claudia Sneets, Roy Rumaner, Jim Kren, Paul Hanna, Don Swanson, Dennis Patterson, Caryl Roberts, Louis A Hardwick Jr, Jack Jensen and Kimber Corn.

Week One – Vicky Hornik, Gordon Yee, Bernice Shanahan, Steve Sanderson, April Williams, Gloria Skozinski, Cathy Lutzke, Janice Olszowka, Alan Doo, John Bushman, William Robinson, Adrienne Ledbetter, Kerry L. Smith, Jerilyn Giwa, Roy Schroeder, Harvey Leva, Robert Cash, Tom Foley, Diane L. Hackett, Michelle Rivera, Jeff Gross, Daniel Weber, Wendy Pavlecic, Wayne Hilt, Joelle Pigors



The TribLocal $50 Restaurant.com Gift Certificate Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 7AM CT on Thursday, January, 12 2012 and ends at Noon CT on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 (“Sweepstakes Period”). This Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, each entrant agrees to abide and be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and Sponsor.

1) Eligibility: This Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents residing one of the following Illinois counties: Cook, Lake, Will, Kendall, Kane, DuPage, McHenry and DeKalb who are 18 years and older as of the first day of the Sweepstakes Period. Employees (and their immediate household or family members) of Chicagoland Publishing Company, publisher of TribLocal (“Sponsor”) and of its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, prize providers, promotion and delivery contractors and/or public relations companies associated with this Sweepstakes, are not eligible to participate. A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that all eligibility requirements are met as well as proof of ownership of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. Void where prohibited and outside the above counties. This Sweepstakes shall be governed and enforced pursuant to Illinois law, excluding choice of law provisions.

2) How to Enter: Go to contests.triblocal.dev/dine to register and enter the Sweepstakes. You must provide all information requested on the registration form, and your contact information must be accurate. Registration is free. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the holder of the e-mail account will be deemed the person who submitted the entry. Incomplete entries will be disqualified, and Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, deleted, garbled, corrupted, misdelivered, or misdirected as a result of technical, internet or other online difficulties or errors. All entries must be received by the close of the Sweepstakes Period. The computer clock of Sponsor’s webmaster is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstakes. Limit one entry per person; duplicate entries from the same person will be disqualified. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries using multiple/different e-mail addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void such entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Sponsor not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind. The use of automated or third party software or web site to register and/or play is prohibited. All received entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

3) Winners and Notification: Sponsor will select twenty five potential winners each week up to and including Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Winners will be announced at www.triblocal.dev. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries prior to each drawing. Non-winning entries will carry over from one drawing to the next. Sponsor will make all final decisions in any and all issues related to this Sweepstakes, and its decisions shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will attempt to contact potential winners by email. A winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining entries if (1) a winner’s email address does not receive messages; (2) a winner does not fulfill the eligibility requirements; (3) a winner does not adhere to the Official Rules; and/or (4) if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, refused, or declined.
4) Prizes and Delivery: 100 $50 Restaurant.com Gift Cards approximate retail value (“ARV”) $5,000. Total ARV of all prizes: $5,000.

Each winner is solely responsible for any applicable federal, state and local taxes in connection with winner’s prize. Prize substitutions are not allowed, and prizes are not transferable. Only Sponsor may elect, at its discretion, to substitute a prize of greater or equal value due to lack of availability for any given reason. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. All expenses not specifically provided for herein are the responsibility of the prize winner. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules.

5) Other Conditions: Winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release as well as certain tax documents, and, if so, any required documentation must be signed and returned to Sponsor within one week of the date Sponsor sends it to winner. Failure to return such documentation will result in that winner being disqualified, and Sponsor may randomly draw another winner from among all remaining eligible entries.

By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to release, waive and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorney’s fees) resulting from accessing the Sweepstakes website; submitting an entry or otherwise participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes; the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; preparing for, participating in or traveling to and/or from any prize-related activity, or; any printing, typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement of offering of any prize. Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules or the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of Sponsor’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance.

By accepting the prize, each winner agrees, where legal, to allow Sponsor and its agents and licensees to use their names, voices, photographs, likenesses and any information provided on the entry form, in any medium of communication, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, without additional compensation.

6) Internet/Fraud/Tampering: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, or if this Sweepstakes or any website associated therewith (or any portion thereof) becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper playing of the Sweepstakes and processing of entries in accordance with these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in such action and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the event this Sweepstakes is cancelled, the Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to award prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at the Sweepstakes website. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE (INCLUDING THE ENTRY SITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes if, at its sole discretion, Sponsor finds such entrant to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or if such entrant repeatedly shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner the Sponsor determines to be not fair or equitable; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. Sponsor assumes no liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; or (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or the Sweepstakes website or any combination thereof.
7) Winners List or Official Rules: For an Official Winners List (available after February 9, 2012), or a copy of these Official Rules, send a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to TribLocal, 3 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 800, Westchester, IL 60154. Official Rules are also available at www.triblocal.dev. All requests for Official Rules or Winners List must be received by February 28, 2012.
8) Sponsor: Chicagoland Publishing Company, publisher of TribLocal, 3 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 800, Westchester, IL 60154.