Contest and Sweepstakes Official Rules

By participating in any Alexandria Living, LLC contest, sweepstakes or giveaway, each participant agrees to the following:

  1. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local regulations apply.

  1. Eligibility. Unless otherwise specified, all contests and sweepstakes are open only to legal U.S. residents age eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry. Unless otherwise specified, employees of Alexandria Living, LLC,  its promotional sponsors, prize providers, advertising agencies and the immediate family members and household members of all such employees are not eligible to participate. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and stepchildren. The term “household members” refers to people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these official rules and sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters.
  2.  Sweepstakes or Contest Period. The contest or sweepstake will begin and end at the times specified by Alexandria Living, LLC.
  3. How to Enter. Entry methods for contest and sweepstakes will be specified by Alexandria Living, LLC and entries must be received during that period to be eligible. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor shall not be responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, inappropriate or misdirected entries, all of which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address or telephone number used to enter will be deemed to be the participant. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Sponsor reserves the right to contact entrants and all other individuals whose email address or phone number is submitted as part of a contest or sweepstakes. 

    Some sweepstakes are intended only for active subscribers of the print edition of Alexandria Living Magazine. However, non-subscribers may enter by sending their contest or sweepstakes entry by mail to Alexandria Living Magazine, 106 N. Lee Street, Second Floor, Alexandria, VA 22314. In the mailed envelope, include a piece of paper with your name, address, home phone number and email address. The entry must be postmarked by the date indicated on the sweepstakes entry page.
    Entries that are mechanically produced or reproduced will not count. Each mailed in entry will count as one entry. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entries that are incomplete, late, lost, postage-due, mutilated, illegible or contain irregular or invalid information, or are corrupted in any way are void and will not be eligible.
  4. Winner Selection. Contest and contest winners will be determined according to the method specified by Alexandria Living, LLC. The winning entrant will be contacted using the email address and/or telephone number provided with the entry and may be awarded the prize. Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operation of contests and contest and the selection of potential winners is final and binding in all matters related to the contest or contest. Failure to respond to the initial verification contact within 48 hours of notification will result in disqualification.
  5. Verification of Potential Winner. POTENTIAL CONTEST AND SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION. The potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and/or the Office Rules of the specific contest or contest, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner will be notified by email and/or telephone call, after the date of random drawing. The potential winner agrees by participating in the contest or sweepstakes to hold Alexandria Living, LLC harmless of all liabilities related to the contest or sweepstakes and prizes award, and will agree to allow their name or image to be used in any contest, sweepstakes or other marketing by Alexandria Living, LLC or a partner company. In the event that the potential winner of a contest or sweepstakes prize is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.
  6. Prizes. Prizes will be as specified by Sponsor. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning depend on a number of factors. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason.
  7. Entry Conditions and Release. By entering a contest or contest, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules; (b) release and hold harmless Alexandria Living, LLC, contest or sweepstakes sponsors, and their subsidiaries, related and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the contest or sweepstakes, and each of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the contest or sweepstakes and/or entrant’s acceptance, use, non-use or misuse of the prize.
  8. Publicity. Except where prohibited, participation in a contest or contest constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration, unless otherwise prohibited by law.
  9. Taxes. All State, Local, Federal and or other taxes, duties, tariffs, title fees, licensing fees, or other fees for prizes awarded in any contest or contest become the sole responsibility of the winner. All those who win a prize or prizes valued $600 or more in any given year will be issued an IRS Form 1099 to report their winnings.
  10. General Conditions. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify any contest or sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond the sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the contest or sweepstakes. 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 the contest or sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
  11. Limitations of Liability. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the contest or sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the contest or contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the contest or contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the contest or contest or receipt or use, non-use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the contest or contest, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance or completion of the contest or contest, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, programming or any other reason causes more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.
  12. Disputes. Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with a contest or contest, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the contest or contest or the determination of the winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with a contest or contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate state court located in the entrant’s Cumulus radio station’s listening area; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering a contest or contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the contest or contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  13. Entrant’s Personal Information. Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is available on this website under the “Privacy Policy” link. All entry blanks, forms, devices, information, demographics and materials gathered during the course of entry, as well as all information contained on or within, shall become the property of Alexandria Living, LLC and its sweepstakes sponsor partners and may be used for future marketing and communication purposes. Information will not be shared with organizations or entities outside of those indicated on the sweepstakes entry page.
  14. Sweepstakes Results. A winners list may be obtained thirty (30) days after the conclusion of a contest or contest by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Alexandria Living, LLC, 1101 King Street, Suite 360, Alexandria, VA 22314.