Terms & Conditions
Be Local Buy Local Sweepstake Official Rules
- Sponsors. This sweepstake (“Sweepstake”) is sponsored jointly by the Marquette Chamber of Commerce and Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber of Commerce, 132 W Washington St, Marquette, MI 49855 and 910 U.S. Highway 41, West, Ishpeming, MI 49849 respectively (collectively, the “Sponsor(s)”). This Sweepstake is void where taxed, restricted, or prohibited and is subject to all local, state, and federal laws. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor(s), which shall be final and not subject to appeal.
- Eligibility. No purchase necessary to enter. The Sweepstakes is open to permanent legal U.S. residents who reside within Michigan and who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Current employees of the Sponsors, along with current members of the Be Local Buy Local Committee are not eligible to participate or win.
- Entry. This Sweepstakes will accept entries beginning on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 12:00 am EST and ending on the following Thursday at 11:59 PM EST. To enter the Sweepstakes, entrants must visit, mail, or drop off a postcard to the Marquette Chamber of Commerce located at 132 W Washington, Marquette, MI 49855. Entrants must include their name, phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address to enter. Incomplete entries will not be considered. All entries must be received by the closing date of the drawing. Entrants can submit multiple entries by downloading the official Be Local Buy Local (“BLBL”) app and uploading their receipts from purchases made at participating BLBL businesses. Each complete receipt upload generates an additional entry into the Sweepstakes.
- Odds of Winning.The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
- Prize(s).There will be 1 winner in this Sweepstakes. On the day following the closing date of the sweepstake, the winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and notified that they won by Facebook, phone, or e-mail within 48 hours. There will be 1 winner for (1) $25 BLBL Visa gift card.
- Conditions for Acceptance of the Prize(s).The winner(s) must claim the prize(s) in-person at the Marquette Chamber of Commerce, located at 132 W Washington St, Marquette, MI 49855, during regular business hours (Monday – Friday from 9 AM EST – 3 PM Eastern Time). Prize(s) will not be mailed under any circumstances. The prize(s) must be claimed within 10 calendar days of the drawing or it/they will be forfeited. Winner(s) will be required to provide a valid government-issued photo identification card and to execute an affidavit of eligibility and publicity and liability release prior to receiving their prize(s). All unclaimed or rejected prizes will be forfeited. Failure by the winner(s) to respond to the Sponsor’s messages, calls, e-mails or other notification will lead to forfeiture of the prize(s). Failure to completely fill out and sign all waivers, releases, or forms requested by the Sponsor will result in forfeiture of the prize(s). The Sponsor then has the right, at its discretion, to award that prize to another winner using the method described above. A winner who forfeits any prize is not eligible to win another Sweepstakes or sweepstakes conducted by the Sponsor for thirty (30) days.
- Social Media. For contests or sweepstakes conducted or promoted on Facebook or any other social media website (each a “Social Media Site” and collectively the “Social Media Sites”), the Sponsors reserve the right to void any entrant’s entry in the Sweepstakes for failure to abide by the guidelines, policies, or procedures of the applicable Social Media Site, and to delete or remove any of entrant’s related “Likes,” comments, posts, tweets, videos, photos, user-generated content, or other electronic messages, communications, or submissions at their discretion. The Sponsors also reserve the right to block, ignore, report, and/or completely prevent any entrant, account, user, or profile from accessing the Sweepstakes and/or the Sponsors’ profile(s), account(s), website(s), blog(s) or handle(s). This sweepstake is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the Social Media Sites. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold the Social Media Sites harmless from any or all claims, liability, damages, judgments, fines, costs, expenses related to or associated with their participation in this Sweepstakes. Entrants understand that by logging-in to the applicable Social Media Site, that they agree to comply with the Social Media Site’s Terms of Service, and that their personal information is subject to the Privacy Policies and information collection practices of the Social Media Site. Entrants agree that the Sponsors are not responsible for the collection, disclosure, transfer, or dissemination of their personal information, whether directly or indirectly, by third-party advertisers, marketers, or any other transferees. For entries submitted through the Social Media Sites, the Sponsors may be limited to using the information in a manner set forth by the Social Media Sites and in no other way.
- Limitation on Liability. Sponsor(s) disclaim(s) all liabilities to the winner(s) with respect to receipt and use of the prize(s). Winners by acceptance of their prize(s), agree to release and hold the Sponsor(s) and its/their affiliated companies, their advertising, promotion and production agencies, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless from any and all liability, claims, causes of actions, damages, fines, and costs of any kind whatsoever (including reasonable attorney’s fees) which may be sustained directly or indirectly to persons or property in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any Sweepstakes or prize-related activity.
- Reservation of Rights. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to make changes to these Official Rules in their sole discretion which will become effective upon announcement. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to cancel or terminate this Sweepstakes for any reason in the event that it cannot be run or administered as intended by the Sponsor(s). Any such changes or termination will be announced on www.belocalbuylocal.today
- Contact Information. For questions or more information about this Sweepstakes, please contact Marquette Chamber of Commerce at 132 W Washington St, Marquette, MI 49855. For a copy of these rules, addendum, and/or list of winners please go to www.belocalbuylocal.today or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Marquette Chamber of Commerce within sixty (60) days of the end of this Sweepstake.