Contest - Flying High
August 1st, 2008
YES! Firefly has been officially announced for Blu-ray, and as promised, we will be giving away multiple copies of the movie including one this week. Or to be more accurate, I will. That prize is not part of the regularly scheduled box office prediction contest and is just a bonus I'm throwing in myself. (When I said I was going to make sure there was a Serenity sequel even if I had to fund it myself, I wasn't kidding.) However, we are getting ahead of ourselves. The target film for this week's box office prediction contest is The Pineapple Express and in order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office of The Pineapple Express. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Reno 911 - Season Five, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - Best of Ricky and Dave, and Tai Chi Master on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of Reno 911 - Season Five and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - Best of Ricky and Dave. Additionally, one additional entrant will be chosen at random to win a copy of Reno 911 - Season Five. Finally, whoever comes closest, regardless if they go over or under, will win a copy of Firefly on Blu-ray. Two important notes: I will be pre-ordering the Blu-ray as soon as the winner is selected, but it won't ship until November. Secondly, since I will be Amazoning this Blu-ray directly to the winner, I need the full address and phone number or I can't send the prize your way. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!
To enter, send your prediction for the opening weekend gross, along with your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be determined on August 8th, 2008 once we have the official opening weekend results.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. Your participation in The Numbers Flying High (the "Contest") constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The Contest begins at 7:00:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time ("PST"), August 1st, 2008 and ends at 9:59:59 a.m. PST, August 8th, 2008. The Contest is sponsored by The Numbers.
Eligibility: The Contest is open only to natural persons who are legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia) ("US") for the duration of the Contest Period. You must also be at least 18 years old in order to participate. Employees and agents of The Numbers, its affiliates, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, prize providers, and their immediate family members and persons living in their same household and employees, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
How to Enter:
Online: Send email to email@example.com containing your name, mailing address, phone number, and predictions for the opening weekend of The Pineapple Express.
Entries must be received by 9:59:59 a.m. PST, August 8th, 2008. All entries become the exclusive property of The Numbers and will not be acknowledged or returned. Any submission of robotic, automatic, or programmed entries, or any entries submitted by agencies, other third parties, or through other unapproved methods are void. One entry per mailing address. If there are multiple entries for a mailing address, then only the first entry will be accepted. In the event of a dispute over the identity of the entrant, the entry will be deemed submitted by the holder of the e-mail account.
The Numbers is not responsible for any computer, online, telephone, or technical malfunctions that affect entry submission.
Description of Prize:
Prize for closest prediction without going over: Reno 911! Season Five on DVD, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - Best of Ricky and Dave on DVD, and Tai Chi Master on DVD
Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of prize: U.S. $72 - $95
Prize for closest prediction without going under: Reno 911! Season Five on DVD and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - Best of Ricky and Dave on DVD.
Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of prize: U.S. $58 - $75
Additional Prize: Reno 911! - Season Five all on DVD.
Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of prize: U.S. $28 - $40
Final Prize: Firefly on Blu-ray
Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of prize: U.S. $63 - $90
No alternative prize, cash, or other substitution is permitted except by The Numbers, which reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is unavailable. Prize will be shipped two (2) to four (4) weeks from stipulated validation of winner.
Odds: Odds of winning the Prize depends on the number of eligible entries received and the accuracy of your prediction.
Selection of Winner: Potential winner will be determined by comparing the prediction submitted with the actual opening weekend gross for The Pineapple Express, as announced by the studio on August 11th, 2008. The participant who submits the prediction closest to the actual opening weekend box office, without going over the actual opening weekend will be the potential winner of Reno 911! Season Five on DVD, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - Best of Ricky and Dave on DVD, and Tai Chi Master on DVD. The participant who submits the prediction closest to the actual opening weekend, without going under the actual opening weekend will be the potential winner of Reno 911! Season Five on DVD and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - Best of Ricky and Dave on DVD. Additionally, one additional participant who submits a valid prediction will be selected and they will be the potential winner of Reno 911! - Season Five on DVD. Finally, the participant who submits the prediction closest to the actual opening weekend will be the potential winner of Firefly - The Complete Series on Blu-ray. In the event of a tie, the participant whose ballot is received at the earliest date and time during the Contest Period shall be the potential winner of the relevant prize. The potential winner will be notified by e-mail or first class mail within fifteen (15) days of the announcement of the box office results. The potential winner will have ten (10) days from notification to accept the prize by e-mail or by U.S. mail by writing to the address specified in the notification.
Requirements of Winner: Potential winners of prizes may be required to sign and return a release of liability and declaration of eligibility within seven (7) days of acknowledged notification. By accepting and/or using a prize, the winner agrees to the use of his/her name or a designated pseudonym and state of residence on The Numbers website. If a selected potential winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, or fails to timely return the completed and executed declaration and releases as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner selected. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account. The Numbers reserves the right to request proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email account.
General Terms and Conditions: By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of The Numbers, which shall be final. The Numbers reserves the right to disqualify any person or e-mail address that The Numbers determines to be in violation of any term contained in these Official Rules. The Numbers and the employees, agents and representatives of The Numbers, its affiliates, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, stolen, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible entries, notices, releases, forms, affidavits, or other correspondence; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, interruptions or difficulties of any kind; (iii) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of The Numbers that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Contest or arising from the participant's access to and use of the Internet site to the extent permitted by law; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. The Numbers reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel Contest at any time if a computer virus, bug, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest. In the event of such cancellation, The Numbers reserves the right to award prize in a random drawing from all entries received prior to the time of cancellation. This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California.
Winners List and Official Rules: A winners list will be posted on The Numbers web site, www.the-numbers.com, at the conclusion of the Contest. To obtain the winner list (after conclusion of contest) or a copy of these Official Rules, you may print this page.
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