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Official Rules - Chicago Blackhawks & Travel Manitoba Sweepstakes

No Purchase Necessary

The Chicago Blackhawks & Travel Manitoba Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older who reside in the State of Illinois, Wisconsin or Indiana.  Officers, directors, partners, members, shareholders, owners, employees and agents of the Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc. (“Chicago Blackhawks”), the National Hockey League and its Member Teams and Travel Manitoba (“Travel Manitoba” or “Sponsor”), each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, and, and their immediate family (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and household members (whether or not related) are ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.

Sweepstakes Period
The Sweepstakes shall run between 12:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”), January 5, 2014 and 11:59 p.m. CT – January 26th, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”).
How to Enter
During the Sweepstakes Period, complete an entry form available at www.chicagoblackhawks.com/travelmanitoba.  Entrants will be asked to follow the instructions online in order to enter the Sweepstakes. By submitting your contact phone number, you grant permission to be contacted by Chicago Blackhawks or Travel Manitoba via phone. One entry per person. 

Selection of Winner
One (1) winner will be selected by random drawing and will be notified via supplied email address or phone number on or around January 28, 2014.  In the event a winner cannot be contacted, declines a prize, or cannot accept a prize at the date and time it is offered, a random drawing will re-occur to replace that person.  Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.  Purchase will not increase odds of winning. Winners will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and publicity release. 
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a fishing trip courtesy of Travel Manitoba. Travel Manitoba will be responsible for all costs associated and fulfillment of the trip.  The Chicago Blackhawks will provide the grand prize winner with two (2) 200 Level tickets to a 2013-14 Blackhawks regular season home game, and will recognize the winner on the scoreboard during pre-game, or intermission of the game. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $10,300.

The winner must supply Sponsor with a complete and valid IRS Form W-9 prior to receiving Prize. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of winner for the actual value of Prize awarded if required by law. All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and/or use of Prize not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the winner’s responsibility.

Prizes are non-transferable to any other person, including relatives or friends.  Winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes associated with the prize, and any other expenses not specifically mentioned herein.  No substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prize(s) permitted except at the Chicago Blackhawks’ option for a prize of comparable or greater value.  No groups, clubs or organizations may participate in this offer or reproduce or distribute any portion of these rules or entry forms to their members.  A list of the prize winners can be obtained by writing to the Chicago Blackhawks, Corporate Marketing, United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60612 after March 1, 2014 and before April 1, 2014.  One prize per person.  Sponsors are not responsible if any game is delayed or cancelled for reasons beyond their control. By entering, entrant agrees to abide and be bound to these Official Rules and all ticket-holder rules and policies, and to hold harmless and indemnify Travel Manitoba, Chicago Blackhawks, the National Hockey League and its Member Teams, and each of their respective officers, directors, partners, members, shareholders, owners, employees, agents, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising
and promotional agencies against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) with respect to or arising out of (i) entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, and/or (ii) the receipt or use of the
prize awarded in the Sweepstakes.  No responsibility is assumed for incomplete or illegible entries; lost, untimely or misdelivered mail.  In consideration for being awarded a prize, each prize recipient hereby agrees and consents, without further authorization, compensation or remuneration of any kind, to the use of prize recipient’s name and/or likeness in any and all advertising, promotions and other publicity conducted by Travel Manitoba and/or the Chicago Blackhawks. Sponsors reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual feared to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be found acting in violation of the official rules, or to undermine legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Sweepstakes void where prohibited or restricted by law.  Sponsors’ decisions are final.  Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the state of Illinois. 

The Grand Prize winner and his or her travel companions must travel together on the same itinerary and possess all required travel documents, including visas and valid passports, if and as applicable.  It is the responsibility of the Grand Prize winner and his or her companion(s) to provide proper documentation (including government issued picture identification).  All aspects of the travel portions of the Grand Prize must be conducted on such dates as determined by the Travel Manitoba in its sole and absolute discretion.  The dates of departure and return are subject to change at Travel Manitoba’s sole and absolute discretion.  Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid for upgrades and/or frequent flyer miles.  All airline tickets are subject to flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes.  Travel Manitoba reserves the right to structure travel route and select hotels in its sole and absolute discretion.  The Grand Prize winner will not receive cash or any other form of compensation if actual travel costs are less than the estimate made in these Official Rules.  The round trip air transportation element for the Grand Prize begins and ends at the point of departure.  The Grand Prize is subject to seat and hotel availability.   If in the judgment of Travel Manitoba air travel is not required due to winner's proximity to Grand Prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at Chicago Blackhawks sole and absolute discretion.  The difference in value will not be awarded to the Grand Prize winner.  Sponsors shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any Grand Prize-related services or accommodations.  Sponsors and Chicago Blackhawks are not liable for any missed prize events, opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any transportation or other prize element except at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor.  Additional prize award details and travel information to be provided to the Grand Prize winner at the time of Grand Prize notification.   Grand Prize winner and companions are also responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that Sponsors have not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance.  The Grand Prize winner may be required to provide a credit card at the time of hotel check-in.  Companions of Grand Prize winner must be at least the age of majority in their state of residence or immediate family members of the Grand Prize winner as of the date of departure.  Travel companions must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents.  Once travel companions are selected, he/she may not be substituted, except in Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion.  Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes, and those set forth by Sponsors’ transportation carrier(s) of choice.  Lost, stolen or damaged airline tickets, travel vouchers or certificates will not be replaced or exchanged.  All expenses not specifically mentioned herein, are not included as part of any Grand Prize package, and are solely the Grand Prize winner’s responsibility, including, but not limited to: additional ground transportation at the Grand Prize winner’s destination(s), travel insurance, room service, bag check fees, parking fees, laundry service, food, alcoholic beverages, merchandise, souvenirs, telephone calls, tips, gratuities and service charges.  Transportation carrier and hotel regulations and conditions apply.  Travel and lodging are subject to availability, and any changes made to either of these by the Grand Prize winner will be at the expense of the Grand Prize winner. In the event a prize winner (and/or his or her companion, as applicable) engage in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor, Chicago Blackhawks or any prize provider in its or their sole and absolute discretion) is obnoxious, inappropriate, or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsors and Chicago Blackhawks reserve the right to terminate the trip or other applicable experience early. 

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