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OFFICIAL RULES
tbt* Cool Shoes Contest
           
These rules are for the tbt* Cool Shoes Contest (“the Contest”), starting April 23, 2010 and ending May 30, 2010.  Entry into the contest constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these rules, terms and conditions.

ELIGIBILITY
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Purchase will not improve chances of winning. The Contest is open to legal United States residents of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, Pasco, Hernando or Manatee counties who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, except that employees of the Times Publishing Company and Goodwill Industries, its affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, contest prize suppliers, and participating advertisers and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” means parents, siblings, spouses, children, grandparents and grandchildren, whether by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption or cohabitation, and anyone living in the same household, whether related or not.  Times Publishing Company’s determination as to eligibility is final and binding.

HOW TO ENTER
Entries may be submitted by completing an official entry form at one of the following Goodwill locations during normal business hours.
Brandon Superstore, 1106 East Brandon Blvd., Brandon FL 33511
Land O' Lakes, 21503 Village Lakes Shopping Center Dr., Land O' Lakes FL 34639
Largo, 1460 Missouri Ave. N., Largo FL 33770
Oldsmar Superstore, 3929 Tampa Rd. Oldsmar FL 34677
Central St. Petersburg Superstore, 3365 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL 33713
St. Petersburg, 10596 Gandy Blvd., St. Petersburg FL 33702
Tampa Superstore, 4102 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa FL 33614
Wesley Chapel Superstore, 2390 Willow Oak Dr., Wesley Chapel FL 33544

One entry per pair of shoes donated is permitted. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. No mechanically reproduced entries will be honored. Deadline for receiving entries is May 30, 2010. All entries become the property of the Times Publishing Company.

Sponsor is not responsible for any other problems or errors in transmission of entries.

All entries become the property of the Times Publishing Company. Each Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsors may use information submitted to contact Entrant and/or to offer Sponsors’ products or services.

PRIZES
The following Contest prize will be awarded: One Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive a custom designed pair of shoes by shoe designer Rasta. Winner is to provide the pair of shoes that the artist will custom decorate to their specification. Total value of the prizes is $200.

No alternative prize, cash or other substitution is permitted except in the event of prize unavailability. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or prizes of equal or greater value.  Prizes are not transferable or assignable by the Winners.

All federal, state and local taxes, fees, and surcharges, and any necessary or appropriate insurance, are the responsibility of the Winners.  Each Winner agrees to pay all such taxes, fees, and surcharges and is responsible for furnishing proof of insurance if and as required by law. If requested, each Winner must complete a W-9 tax form provided by the Times Publishing Company prior to taking possession of the Prize.
Any transportation required for a Winner to take possession of the Prize is the Winner’s responsibility and will not be furnished by the Sponsor.  Winner must agree to hold the Sponsor harmless from any and all liability for damages or losses of any nature incurred in connection with use of the Prize, including transit to and from any destination in connection with the Prize.

NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
Winner will be selected on May 31, 2010 in a random drawing.  Winner will be notified by email and/or phone.  If a Winner does not respond to the notification within forty-eight hours, or Winner does not meet all eligibility requirements including signing the Affidavit and Release referred to below, an alternate winner will be selected by random drawing.

AFFIDAVIT AND RELEASE
Winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and General Release, which includes an affirmation of eligibility, a release and waiver of legal claims, and a consent to publicity.   Failure to complete and sign the Affidavit of Eligibility and General Release will result in forfeiture of the prize and its award to another winner chosen by random drawing.

WINNER’S LIST
For the winner’s name, send a self-addressed stamped envelope before June 30, 2010 to: tbt* Cool Shoes Contest Winner, tbt* Tampa Bay Times, 490 First Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.
By entering the Contest, the entrant, for him/herself and for his/her heirs, executors, administrators, assigns and anyone else claiming by or through him/her, waives, covenants not to sue and fully releases and forever discharges any and all rights, claims or causes of action whatsoever that he/she may have against Sponsor arising directly or indirectly out of entrant’s participation in the Contest. For purposes of this waiver and release, “Sponsor” includes Times Publishing Company and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees.  This waiver and release covers, without limitation, any damage, liability, cost, attorneys’ fees and expenses whatsoever, whether known or unknown and whether foreseeable or not.

Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the contest, including the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement.

Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in printing, the offering, or the administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. 

SPONSOR
The Sponsor of the Contest is Times Publishing Company, 490 First Avenue South, St. Petersburg FL 33701.  Copies of the written contest rules are available on tampabay.com or will be sent by mail request if a self-addressed stamped envelope accompanies request.

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