Parenting Pro Facebook Contest Rules




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The Central Penn Parent (the “Publication”) Parenting Pro Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Monday, September 26, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, October 2, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).


The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry  and who reside within fifty (50) miles of the circulation area of the Publication  (the “Entrant” or “Entrants”).  Employees, contractors and interns of GateHouse Media, LLC and GateHouse Media Pennsylvania Holdings, Inc. (together,  “Sponsor”) and the businesses appearing on this page, and each of their respective divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies (including, in each case, immediate family members) are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, “immediate family members” is defined as spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension, and any other persons residing at the same household location, whether or not related. In order to enter the Sweepstakes or win the prize, the Entrant must comply fully with these official rules (the “Official Rules”), and by entering agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects.

By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrant acknowledges that (i) the Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Facebook® and (ii) information provided is being disclosed to Sponsor and not Facebook.


During the Sweepstakes Period, Entrants should go to the Publication’s Facebook  page located at the “FB Page”) and answer the question (the “Question”) posted by the Publication (the “Entry” or “Entries”) on the FB Page.    There is no right or wrong answer and all Entrants answering the Question will be entered in the Sweepstakes.  An Entrant should also complete all of the required information (name, e-mail address and phone number) and follow all posted instructions.

Entries will not be accepted or eligible and may be removed from any Facebook posting associated with the Publication if, in the sole discretion of the Publication, the content contains or appears to contain (a) explicitly profane or obscene material; (b) endorsement (or condones) illegal drug use, alcohol abuse or other illegal activity; (c) nudity, profanity or extreme or gratuitous violence; (d) any express or implied commercial endorsement; (e) any derogatory characterization of any person or group based on age, race, color, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, marital status, mental or physical disability, citizenship, creed, national origin, physical appearance, political affiliation, union membership, or other ethical or unlawful factors; or (f) depictions of any conduct, language or other context deemed inappropriate by the Sponsor.

One (1) Entry is allowed per Entrant.  Duplicate Entries will be disqualified.  Any attempt by the Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different e-mail addresses or any other methods will void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and may result in disqualification.

Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Facebook ID. The authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the Entrant. An “authorized account holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account. A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with a winning Entry. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries.

Use of E-mail Addresses

By participating in this Sweepstakes, an Entrant agrees to opt-in to receive e-mail communications from Sponsor.  If an Entrant chooses to opt out of such future communications from Sponsor, he or she they will be able to do so by following the instructions on any electronic communications sent by Sponsor.  Upon opting-out, Sponsor will no longer send e-mail messages to the Entrant.  An Entrant may choose to opt out of being on any Sponsor e-mail list during the Sweepstakes Period. An Entrant’s choice to opt out will not affect the Entrant’s entry or chances in the Sweepstakes.

Sponsor’s Right to Entries

By submitting an Entry in this Sweepstakes, Entrant (a) irrevocably grants Sponsor, its agents, licensees, and assigns the unconditional and perpetual (non-exclusive) right and permission to copyright, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, publicly perform, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, exhibit and otherwise use the Entry as-is or as-edited (with or without using Entrant’s name) in any media throughout the world for any purpose, without limitation, and without additional review, compensation or approval from Entrant or any other party; (b) forever waives any rights of copyrights, trademark rights, privacy rights, and any other legal or moral rights that may preclude Sponsor’s use of the Entry, or require any further permission for Sponsor to use the Entry; and (c) agrees not to instigate, support, maintain or authorize any action, claim or lawsuit against Sponsor on the grounds that use of the Entry , or any derivative works, infringes any of Entrant’s rights as creator of the Entry, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights and moral rights.


All Entries received by 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, October 2, 2017 will be entered in a random drawing (the “FB Drawing”).  The FB Drawing will be held at the offices of the Publication and one ( 1 ) winner will be selected (the “Winner” or “Winners”).  Entrants do not need to be present at the FB Drawing to win a prize in this Sweepstakes.


A total of one (1) prize will be awarded in this Sweepstakes.

Each of the Winners will be awarded one (1) family four-pack of tickets to Fall Fairie Fest at Ramblewood located at 2564 Silver Road in Darlington, Maryland.  The approximate retail value of the prize is $50.00.  The Winner must contact the e-mail designated by the Publication to claim the prize.

No substitution or transfer of the prize will be allowed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.   The prize has no cash value and may not be redeemed for cash at any time.  No compensation will be given for lost, stolen, mutilated or expired tickets.  Fulfillment of the tickets is the sole responsibility of the venue, not Sponsor.  It is illegal to scalp any tickets won from Sponsor.  If a prize winner is caught scalping tickets, he or she will be ejected from the venue and this will result in the winner’s disqualification from this and all future Sponsor sweepstakes and contests.  The resale or auction of Sponsor prizes or tickets will result in the winner’s disqualification from all future Sponsor sweepstakes and contests.


All local, state and federal taxes incurred by accepting a prize will be the sole responsibility of the prize winner.  Any person winning over $600.00 in total prizes will receive a 1099 form from Sponsor at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form should be filed with the IRS.


Each of the potential Winners will be notified via a message on Facebook (the “Prize Notification”).  The potential winner must have a valid e-mail address where he or she can be notified, or Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize to another Entrant.  If a potential winner does not respond to the Prize Notification within five (5) business days after the Prize Notification, the Sponsor may select an alternate winner in a random drawing from all remaining eligible Entries.


Each of the potential prize winners must sign and have notarized an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (and any other documentation required by the Sponsors in their sole discretion).  Failure to sign and return to the Sponsors such forms within five (5) business days may result in disqualification, and an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from all remaining eligible Entries.


Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.


It is the Entrant’s responsibility to enter in the appropriate manner. Each Entrant is responsible for all costs or charges involved in accessing the Publication’s website warrants that the cost of accessing the site, if any, is part of a larger agreement with an Internet Service Provider or some other means, and that the cost of this access is not an incremental cost. If for any reason the internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the end of Sweepstakes Period, finalists will be drawn at days-end from eligible entries received online up to the time of cancellation.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, misdirected, illegible, damaged or undelivered entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, services or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading of any material in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such devices will cause disqualification. Collection and use of personally identifiable information will be in accordance with the Publication’s Privacy Policy as posted on the Publication’s website.


By entering, Entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are binding and final, and release Sponsor, and each of its divisions, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and anyone associated with the production of this Sweepstakes, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any claims, injuries, losses or damages (including attorneys fees) of any kind arising out of their participation in this Sweepstakes or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. The potential prize winners waive the right to assert as a cost of winning the prize any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem said prize and waives any liability or claims (including attorneys fees) which might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. In the event of non-compliance with these Official Rules, or if prize notification is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable, if prize is refused or cannot be accepted for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected in a random drawing. Upon forfeiture or refusal, no compensation will be given. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, Sweepstakes submissions and/or statements attributed to winners regarding the Sweepstakes, for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation or consent.  All entries become the property of Sponsor.  This Sweepstakes shall only be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws and submission of any entry constitutes acceptance of such laws.  This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

This Sweepstakes is not intended for gambling.  If it is determined that an Entrant is using the Sweepstakes for gambling purposes, he/she will be disqualified and reported to authorities.

Sponsor and its affiliates reserve the right to use any and all information related to the Sweepstakes, including information on Entrants obtained through the Sweepstakes, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

Sponsor and its affiliates reserve the right to change the rules of this Sweepstakes at any time by posting updated Rules to the Website.  An Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes  after the posting date of revised Sweepstakes rules signifies notice and agreement to the revised Official Rules of the Sweepstakes.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret the rules of any sweepstakes or contest, and such interpretation shall be binding upon all participants.

The decisions of Sponsor regarding all aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes.


To obtain the names of the winners, contact the Publication at by October 2, 2017.


If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Josette Plank at 717-323-5249.


Sponsor Pennsylvania Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Central Penn Parent, 175 Sully’s Trail, Pittsford, New York 14534.




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