Chicago Ideas Week Tweetaway

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012  |  Updated 1:49 PM CDT
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Chicago Ideas Week Tweetaway

What's the hottest ticket in Chicago this fall? Here's an idea: Chicago Ideas Week Mega Talks.

Chicago Ideas Week is a collection of speakers espousing topics that range from design, to news, to finance, to, well, you get the idea.

The biggest events of these speaker series are the Mega Talks.

NBCChicago is giving you a chance to go see one of the Mega Talks for free.

What's the big idea?

We're going to tweet out a message. All you have to do is Retweet it to be entered for two tickets to attend one mega talk. What could be easier.

Rules and regs apply below.

 

Chicago Ideas Week Megatalk   Ticket Tweetaway
Official Rules
August 31, 2012 – September 7, 2012

 

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Void outside of the WMAQ Geographic Area (as defined below) and where prohibited. The Chicago Ideas Week Ticket Tweetaway  Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") will begin on August 31, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. CT and end on September 7, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. CT ("Sweepstakes Period"). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Central Time ("CT"). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (as defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in the WMAQ terrestrial geographic viewing area, in the counties of Cook, De Kalb, Du Page, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, La Salle, McHenry, and Will in the state of Illinois; and in the counties of Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, and Porter in the state of Indiana (“Geographic Area”), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include NBCCHICAGO, 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112  (collectively, "Sponsors") , [INSERT INFORMATION OF TICKET PROVIDERS] and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period go to http://www.twitter.com (the “Twitter Website”), and (1) if you already have a Twitter account, log on using your Twitter user name and password, and then become a follower of NBCCHICAGO by searching for "NBCCHICAGO", clicking on the NBCCHICAGO icon and then clicking the "Follow" button; or (2) if you do not already have a Twitter account, create a free Twitter account according to the instructions on the Twitter Website and become a follower of NBCCHICAGO as indicated in (1) above. Please note that you must agree to comply with the Twitter Terms of Use in order to create a Twitter account. Once you become a follower of NBCCHICAGO, NBCCHICAGO you will be required to submit a “Retweet” of the one hundred and forty (140) characters or less statement (“Statement”) tweeted by NBCCHICAGO on each day of the Sweepstakes Period (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Each daily “Retweet” Statement shall constitute one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). will send a tweet during the Sweepstakes Period (“Statement”).  You will then be required to submit a "Retweet" with Statement tweeted by NBCCHICAGO on each day of the Sweepstakes Period  (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Each daily “Retweet” Statement shall constitute one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). You must Retweet submit the same Statement that you receive from NBCCHICAGOtweeted by NBCCHICAGO and should include with “RT” and “@NBCCHICAGO” as part of your Entry to enter and be eligible for the Sweepstakes (“Entry”). If any Statement contains material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Statement does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors' standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Statement (and the related Entry) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration and/or deleted from the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit Statement.
 
All Entries become the property of Sponsors, and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entries must be received before August 17September 7, 2012  at 6:00 P.M. CT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors' computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. You may enter one (1) time per day during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple Statements received from any person or /account beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. For purposes of these Official Rules, a “day” will start at 12:00:01 AM CT and end at 11:59:59 PM CT. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the Twitter or Facebook account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to a Twitter or Facebook account by the Twitter Website or Facebook Website. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant's name, Twitter user name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:   On or about September 778, 2012 , one fifteen (151) potential winners (“Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period by representatives of Sponsors. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner via direct message to the potential Winner's Twitter account in order to obtain potential Winner's mailing addresses. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within five (5) days of such notification.  Noncompliance within this time period may result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. If a potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if prize Prize (as defined below) or Pprize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors' sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Limit one (1) Prize (defined below) per household.
 
PRIZE: There will thirty fifteen (1530) pPrize(s) awarded (“Prizes”) during the Sweepstakes, one (1) Prize to each Winner. Each Prize consists of the following: two (2) tickets for the Winner and up to one (1) guest (“Guest”) to attend one (1) Chicago Ideas Week Mega Talk  scheduled for October 8, 2012, October 9, 2012, orand October 11, 2012 at various locations in downtown Chicago (each an “Event”). There will be five (5) potential Winners for each Event. Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of each Prize is thirty forty dollars ($430). Total ERV of all Prizes is eighty six-hundred dollars ($600) . Actual retail value (“ARV”) of each Prize may vary. Any difference between stated ERV and ARV will not be awarded.
 
Each Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors. Tickets are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified thereon and by applicable issuer. All Prize details will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winners. Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof. Winners and any gGuests, if any, agree to comply will with all venue rules and regulations in connection with acceptance and/or use of Prize. Event date and/or time is subject to change. Event is subject to cancellation. Seating (if any) is subject to availability and Sponsors’ sole discretion. Prize cannot be transferred by Winners or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winners. If a Winner chooses to attend Event without a Guest, the remaining elements of Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsors’ Prize obligation to the Winner and no additional compensation will be awarded. If a Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors' sole discretion. Guests, if any, may be required to execute and return releases of liability and, except where prohibited, publicity releases (collectively, “Guest Documents”), which must be returned with the Sweepstakes Documents, or Guest portion of the Prize will be forfeited. [IF AGE RESTRICTIONS TO EVENT, NEED TO ADDRESS HERE]

CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant's heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Twitter, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, "Released Parties") from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant's participation in the or Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof; (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant's name and/or Twitter user name on http://www.NBCCHICAGO.com/offers  and the use by Released Parties of such entrants name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors' sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted on the NBCCHICAGO Twitter page  Twitter Websit. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors' agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).  Sponsors reserves the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF ("JAMS RULES"). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the names of Winners, available after August September 15TK, 2012 , send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by October 5November 15, 2012 to: NBCCHICAGO, Attn: Chicago Ideas Week Mega Talk Tweetaway  Sweepstakes , 454 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611.

This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.  Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Twitter.
 

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