Terms & Conditions

Be Local Buy Local Sweepstake Official Rules
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Participants are eligible to win a Be Local Buy Local contest or sweepstakes only once every 90 days. Only one winner per household is permitted in any contest or sweepstakes. Text, data, or messaging rates may apply.
  1. 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.
Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for technical or computer, telephone service outages, delays, equipment malfunctions, busy signals, hang-ups, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable connections, or late, lost, failed, illegible, incomplete, garbled or deleted entries, transmissions, voicemails or other network or technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her physical or online entry, or for printing errors in any advertisement, entry form, or the rules. For entries submitted through the BLBL app, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning the e-mail address or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Any automated or computer-generated entries, fake or duplicate identities, spam, or improper techniques (as determined by the Sponsor(s)) will be disqualified and the submitter barred from future entries. Any questions regarding the validity, completeness, or number of entries submitted by an individual or the identity of the authorized account holder of an e-mail address, phone number, or social media profile shall be determined by Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion. The Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entrant who acts in a disruptive, harassing, vulgar, or unsportsmanlike manner, as determined by the Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the Sponsor(s) determine(s), in its/their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual tampering with the Sweepstakes (electronic or otherwise) or if technical difficulties (e.g. infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor(s)) compromise the security, fairness, integrity or administration of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to void the entries at issue and/or modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the prize among all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted online at www.belocalbuylocal.today. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes. Entries not conforming to announced entry specifications will not be acknowledged or returned. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE; THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. By entering this Sweepstakes online, participants agree to www.belocalbuylocal.today’s Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy located at www.belocalbuylocal.today/privacy-policy. All entry information becomes the property of the Sponsor(s).  By entering, entrants grant the Sponsor(s) the right to broadcast and distribute their name, image, likeness, voice, entry materials, and biographical information in any media whatsoever, including on the air on media and on www.belocalbuylocal.today, for any purpose whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any further authorization from or compensation to the entrant.
  1. Odds of Winning.The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  2. 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.
Entrants can win only once in a 90-day period. The potential winners will be contacted by a representative of the Sponsors and must reply within 24 hours to maintain eligibility.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted within this time or fails to respond to any attempted contact, such potential winner will be disqualified, his/her entry will be declared null and void and the Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to redraw from the remaining entries, in which event these provisions shall apply to such other eligible entry. All results are unofficial until a winner(s) is/are verified by the Sponsor(s). Prizes may not be exchanged, substituted, transferred or redeemed for other prizes by winner. Cash will not be awarded as a substitute for prize.  Prizes are awarded ‘as is’ with no guarantees or warranties as to use, merchantability, or fitness for a specific purpose, and the Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for defective prizes. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to substitute a prize in their sole discretion without an on-air or off-air announcement, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Other terms and conditions may apply.
  1. 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.
If this sweepstake is open to entrants under the age of 18, a winner is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian will be required to claim the prize(s) and execute all releases on behalf of the minor. Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner(s) and the winner(s) may receive an IRS 1099 Form or equivalent from the Sponsor(s). The Sponsor(s) will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one-year period to the Internal Revenue Service.  Winner(s) is/are required to fill out any tax forms requested by the Sponsor(s) to receive their prize(s). The Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for any expenses incurred by Sweepstakes winners as a result of such delays or cancellations. Sponsor(s) will not be responsible for failure to supply the prize(s) by reason of any force majeure events, such as acts of God, war, terrorist attacks, unusually severe weather, labor strikes, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor(s). By accepting the prize, the winner or winners (or, in the case of a minor, their parent/legal guardian) agree to have their name, voice, likeness, biographical information, and entry materials used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Sweepstakes, and in any media whatsoever, including the Chamber, BLBL app and on www.belocalbuylocal.today, for any purpose whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any further authorization or compensation to the winner(s).
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
Be Local Buy Local media release By entering this Sweepstake, participants agree that images, audio, videos, writing, performances, and other materials provided to Be Local Buy Local by the participant are and will always be legal and lawful to transfer, modify, derive works from, publish, or distribute, and the Client agrees to hold Be Local Buy Local harmless and indemnify Be Local Buy Local for any costs or demands arising from Be Local Buy Local’s use of provided materials, including but not limited to Federal Canned Spam Laws, the Millennium Digital Copyright Act, and any and all claims of copyright, trademark, service mark infringements that may arise, as well as other claims arising due to the use of materials provided. The participant is fully, solely, and exclusively responsible for any claims that arise, including but not limited to claims of copyright infringement, trademark violations, use of identifiable images used for commercials purposes, or service mark misuse. Be Local Buy Local's failure to enforce at any time any provision of this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of that provision or of any other provision in this Agreement. ­
Be Local Buy Local is run in cooperation by
Marquette Chamber of Commerce
Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce