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Montgomery Ward’s “The Great Payoff” Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ENTRY OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. SWEEPSTAKES IS SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE U.S. LAW.

1) SWEEPSTAKES TIMING: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Montgomery Ward’s The Great Payoff Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts January 2, 2014 at 12:00:01 AM Central Standard Time (CST) and ends February 28, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CST (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes will include seven (7) $100.00 Montgomery Ward Gift Certificates, one awarded weekly for seven consecutive weeks with first drawing on or about January 10, 2014. The Sweepstakes will also include one (1) grand prize awarded on or about March 10, 2014 consisting of a Montgomery Ward account credit from $5.00 up to $4,000 strictly limited to active Montgomery Ward account holders in good standing* and only for the amount outstanding on the Grand Prize winner’s current account as of 11:59:59 pm CST on 2/28/14. There are two methods of entry: (a) on-line entry and (b) mail-in entry. See “HOW TO ENTER” below for additional details. Limit one (1) on-line entry per person per day during the Sweepstakes Period. (Each on-line entry will be counted as (1) entry.) Limit one (1) mail-in entry per person per day during the Sweepstakes Period. (Each mail-in entry will be counted as one (1) entry). The database administrator’s computer is the official timekeeper for on-line entries received for this Sweepstakes. The postmark stamp will determine the entry time for mail-in entries.

* Good standing is defined as a Montgomery Ward account less than 120 days past due, not enrolled in credit counseling or other related program or included in bankruptcy filing

2) ELIGIBILITY: his Sweepstakes is offered and open only to persons legally residing in one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age on the date of entry in this Sweepstakes. Officers, directors and employees of Montgomery Ward, (“Sponsor”), Pinnacle Promotion Group, Inc. (“Administrator”), and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, distributors, advertising, promotional and judging agencies, persons engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) and the immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, and spouse of each) of and/or persons living in the same household as such individuals (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate. This Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and U.S. military bases outside the 50 U.S. States/DC, and wherever else or otherwise prohibited by law.   

In addition, to be eligible for the Grand Prize of a Montgomery Ward account credit of up to $4,000, Entrants must be an active Montgomery Ward account holder in good standing* with a minimum $5.00 balance on or before 11:59:59 pm on 2/28/14. Sponsor reserves the right to check Grand Prize winner’s Montgomery Ward account to ensure compliance to above qualifying terms. If both terms immediately noted above are not met, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Grand Prize to an alternate winner who does meet both qualifying terms noted above.

* Good standing is defined as a Montgomery Ward account less than 120 days past due, not enrolled in credit counseling or other related program or included in bankruptcy filing

3) HOW TO ENTER: No purchase, entry fee, payment, or proof-of-purchase necessary to participate. There are two ways to enter the sweepstakes: (a) on-line entry and (b) mail-in entry. The choice of entry method will not affect an entrant’s chances of winning.

(a) On-line entry: To enter the sweepstakes on-line, visit: www.wardssweeps.com. You will be asked to provide your first and last name, date of birth, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address and will also need to answer the following qualifying question regarding “Which device do you usually use to take pictures?” from a list of available choices. Entrant’s answer to this question will not affect nor have any bearing on winning the sweepstakes and will be used purely for informational purposes by Sponsor.

PLEASE NOTE: By entering the Sweepstakes via the on-line entry method, the Entrant consents to receive, and grants the Sponsor permission to send him/her, future email communications regarding services, incentives, offers, promotions, or other messaging related to the Sponsor’s services. In each future email communication, entrant will have the opportunity to opt-out to avoid receiving further email communications. To enter the Sweepstakes without providing consent to future email communications from Sponsor, please use the mail-in entry method.

(b) Mail-In Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes by mail, please print the following information on a 3”x5” card: the words, Montgomery Ward The Great Payoff Sweepstakes, your first and last name, date of birth, address (no P.O. boxes accepted), city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address (if you have one), and your answer to the question, “Which device do you usually use to take pictures?” Acceptable answers to the above question include: Digital camera, film camera, cell phone or tablet. Entrant’s answer to the question will not affect nor have any bearing on winning the sweepstakes and will be used purely for informational purposes by Sponsor. Then mail the completed 3”x5” card in a stamped #10 business envelope postmarked no later than 2/28/14 to:

Montgomery Ward
“The Great Payoff” Sweepstakes
P.O. Box 2
Winnetka, IL 60093

PLEASE NOTE: By entering the Sweepstakes via the mail-in entry method, the Entrant will not receive email communications from Sponsor with the exception of email communications directly relating to the administration of this Sweepstakes (e.g., winner’s notice) unless the entrant has consented through other means to receiving such communications or has an established business relationship with Sponsor, which permits such communications. To enter, you must provide the required information to be eligible. Non-winning entries will roll-over and be eligible for all subsequent weekly drawings as well as the grand prize drawing to be held at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) on-line entry per person per day during the Sweepstakes Period. (Each on-line entry will be counted as one (1) entry). Limit one (1) mail-in entry per person per day during the Sweepstakes period. (Each mail-in entry will be counted as one (1) entry). Any individual who attempts to enter, or submits entries in excess of the disclosed maximum, by any means, including but not limited to establishing multiple email accounts or using multiple addresses, will be disqualified from participation in this Sweepstakes. More than one person may not enter a prize drawing on the same computer at any time during the Sweepstakes Period. Limit of one weekly $100 Gift Certificate prize per person during this Sweepstakes. Weekly winners are still eligible to win the Grand Prize. In the event of a dispute over the identity of any potential winner, an on-line entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address/phone number submitted at the time of entry. A potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such email address/phone number or that he/she resides at the listed address. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address/phone number by a wireless service provider, phone service provider, Internet access provider, Internet service provider or other organization (e.g. business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses and phone numbers. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the entrant changes his or her email, phone number or postal address during the Sweepstakes Period. Proof of emailing does not constitute proof of delivery or entry into the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script, macro, robotic or by any other automatic or mechanical means are void. All entries become the property of Sponsor.

Any information collected from the Sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by Entrants at the time of entry, with these Official Rules, and with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at: http://www.wards.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=mwprivacy

4) DRAWINGS AND NOTIFICATIONS: Sweepstakes Drawing: A random drawing will be conducted each week for seven (7) consecutive weeks beginning on or about January 10, 2014 to select one (1) winner of a $100 Montgomery Ward Gift Certificate. A random drawing will then be held on or about March 10, 2014 to award a Grand Prize of one (1) Montgomery Ward account credit from $5.00 up to $4,000 strictly limited to current Montgomery Ward account holders in good standing* and only for the amount outstanding on the Grand Prize winner’s account as of 11:59:59 pm CST on 2/28/14.

* Good standing is defined as a Montgomery Ward account less than 120 days past due, not enrolled in credit counseling or other related program or included in bankruptcy filing

Sponsor reserves the right to check Grand Prize winner’s Montgomery Ward account before notification to ensure compliance to above qualifying terms. If both terms immediately noted above are not met, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Grand Prize to an alternate winner who does meet both qualifying terms as noted above.

Drawings will be conducted from among all eligible entries received (on-line entries) or postmarked (mail-in entries) during the Sweepstakes Period. The drawings will be conducted by Pinnacle Promotion Group, Inc., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning a prize in the Sweepstakes Drawing depends upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Potential winners are subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules. Pinnacle Promotion Group, Inc. will attempt to notify each potential Prize Winner via email and/or phone within two (2) days of the prize drawing using the email address or phone number provided at time of entry. Each potential Prize Winner will be required to provide e-mail address and/or mailing address information (e.g. full name, street address, city, state, and ZIP) along with age verification within seven (7) days of notification in order to receive prize delivery. Failure to complete and return the documents in the time noted or if prize notification is undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner(s) will be selected and notified.

5) PRIZES: (1) Grand Prize will be awarded on or about March 10, 2014 from among all eligible online and mail-in entries consisting of a Montgomery Ward account credit from $5.00 up to $4,000 strictly limited to active Montgomery Ward account holders in good standing* and only for the amount outstanding on the Grand Prize winner’s current account as of 11:59:59 pm CST on 2/28/14. For Example: If Grand Prize winner’s Montgomery Ward credit account is in good standing and has a $1,247.89 outstanding balance as of 11:59:59 CST on 2/28/14, the amount of the Grand Prize that will be awarded as an account credit will be $1,247.89. No amount greater than the outstanding balance up to $4,000 will be awarded.

* Good standing is defined as a Montgomery Ward account less than 120 days past due, not enrolled in credit counseling or other related program or included in bankruptcy filing

A total of Seven (7) $100 Montgomery Ward Gift Certificates will be awarded. For seven consecutive weeks, One (1) Gift Certificate will be awarded each week to one randomly drawn winner from among all eligible online and mail in entries. Week 1 drawing for the first $100 Montgomery Ward Gift Certificate will occur on or about January 10, 2014 and then approximately at one week intervals thereafter with the final $100 Gift Certificate drawing on or about February 21, 2014. These winners will receive a $100 gift certificate to redeem for merchandise of their choice up to $100.00 from Montgomery Ward including any applicable taxes and shipping at time of redemption.

Winners will be responsible for paying any amount over the stated value of their Gift Certificates at time of redemption. Gift Certificates have a 5-year expiration date beginning on the date the gift certificate is mailed by Sponsor and must be redeemed in full by the expiration date.

Terms and conditions of the gift certificates will apply. Total ARV of all prizes will be no more than $4,700.00. Prizes are nontransferable. No prize substitutions allowed. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater approximate value and comparable use if advertised prize become unavailable. All details of any prize not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. Products received by redeeming gift certificate will be subject to any and all guarantees and warranties and are subject to the manufacturer’s terms and conditions. The Winners agree to look solely to such manufacturer for any such warranty or guarantee claim. By accepting a prize, each winner acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules. If winner is found to have falsified any data or material, winner forfeits its prize and is disqualified, and an alternate winner will be selected according to the original winner selection method. SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, WHETHER NOW KNOWN OR HEREINAFTER ENACTED, RELATIVE TO THE USE OR ENJOYMENT OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

All Federal, state, or other tax liabilities arising from receiving a prize, or the use or misuse of a prize awarded in this Sweepstakes are the sole responsibility of each respective Prize Winner. For any prize valued at $600 or more, the winner will receive a 1099 Tax Form and is required by law to declare on their tax return as income for the year in which they receive the prize. Potential Prize Winners may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and Release, and where lawful, Publicity Release (the “Affidavit”) along with a W-9 Miscellaneous Tax Form, prior to being awarded the prize, which must be returned within seven (7) days of receipt of the Affidavit by the Winner. If the pending winner is a minor under the law of his/her jurisdiction of residence (residents of Alabama and Nebraska must be 19 years of age or older and residents of Mississippi must be at least 21) at the time of entry, his or her respective parent or legal guardian may be required to execute a Liability Release and Publicity Consent document in order to accept the prize on behalf of the Winner. If parent or legal guardian is unavailable to execute this document, the Winner will not receive the prize. Prize award is subject to verification of Potential Winner’s identity and eligibility to Sponsor’s satisfaction. If prize notification is refused, not responded to within seven (7) days after notification, or the potential Prize Winner is ineligible, such potential prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Winner will be randomly selected. Upon disqualification, no compensation will be given.

6) CONDUCT: This Sweepstakes is subject to all Federal, state and local laws/regulations. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges that shall be final and binding in all respects. These Official Rules are accessible from www.wardssweeps.com/rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual suspected of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be unsportsmanlike or disruptive, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE 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 AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.

7) LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Promotion Entities, assume no responsibility or liability for (a) any lost, late (i.e., more than seven (7) days to receive mail-in entries), incomplete, misdirected, unintelligible, postage due, damaged, returned misrouted, garbled, distorted, incorrect or inaccurate entries or entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or any combination thereof, or; (e) any injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s electronic device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download any materials in the Sweepstakes. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part.

8) ENTRANT RELEASES: All Entrants, as a condition of entry into the Sweepstakes, agree to release Promotion Entities, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, distributors, suppliers, printers, application developers, distributors and advertising, promotional or judging agencies, from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with accessing the Sweepstakes page; submitting an entry or otherwise participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes; the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; preparing for, participating in or traveling to and/or from any prize-related activity, or any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement of offering of any Prize. The Winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to their prize after it has been delivered. Sponsor makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the appearance, safety, or performance of any prize. Except for residents of Tennessee and where prohibited by law, winners grant to Sponsor the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide in any media now known or hereinafter known and without limitation the winner’s name, address, voice, statement, picture or other likeness, without additional compensation, for public relations, advertising and promotional purposes as may be determined by Sponsor. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, and terms and conditions stated in the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

9) DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Wisconsin, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Wisconsin.

Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, each participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the participant and any Released Party, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prize awarded, or the determination of the winner must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will a participant be permitted or entitled to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

10) WINNERS’ LIST: The Winners’ List will be updated online at the midpoint and end of the Sweepstakes and can be accessed by visiting: www.wardssweeps.com/winnerslist.

11) SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Sponsor: Montgomery Ward, 3650 Milwaukee St., Madison, WI 53714. Administrator: Pinnacle Promotion Group, Inc. 305 Lee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062

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