Blade Bingo Contest Rules

The official name of this Contest is “The Blade Bingo”
Contest Sponsors:  The Toledo Blade, Appliance Center, Dunn, Hollywood Casino .
Find and collect Bingo cards in the Sunday September 10th 2017 Blade Newspaper, The Blade TMC product found in the blue bag or at one of our sponsor’s locations. Cut the numbers out of the newspaper and paste them onto the Bingo playing card (Must be 21 to pick up a board at the Hollywood Casino).
Five (5) numbers will be drawn weekly and placed in The Blade’s newspaper each week.  Once you have covered all 24 numbers on the BINGO card, bring the card to one of the Sponsor’s locations or The Blade at 541 N. Superior Street Toledo, OH 43660 during business hours (Monday- Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM). Control # on the bingo card needs to be legible or else it will be disqualified.
TO ENTER AND PLAY: There are 2 ways to enter: (1) Find and collect Bingo cards in the Sunday, September 10, 2017 Blade Newspaper, The Blade TMC product found in the blue bag or at one of our sponsors’ locations. (2) Additional play boards are available at our Sponsors’ locations: Must be at least 21 years of age to pick up a board at the Hollywood Casino. Called numbers will be available in The Blade newspaper and at the front desk of The Blade. Numbers will be held for up to two weeks into the contest at the front desk of The Blade.  No Contest sponsor is or will be responsible or liable for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries or for the failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or sponsor.  ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOON ON December 15, 2017. We will draw a winner from the cards that are submitted. The winner will be drawn one week after that.  No late entry will be accepted.
ELIGIBILITY:  Contest open only to legal residents of Ohio, Indiana or Michigan who are 18 years or older at the time of entry.  The contest is not open to employees, officers, and directors of any Sponsor, their employees of the respective affiliates, subsidiaries, tenants, and advertising or promotional agencies of any Sponsor, or the immediate family or household members of such employees, officers, and directors.
PRIZE: 1 winner will receive  $1,500 (US).   Winner must have a valid driver’s license or other suitable identification to claim the prize. Winners will be contacted by phone or email for notification on how to claim the prize at The Blade Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. The winner will be chosen on December 20, 2017, at 11:00 AM. The winner will have until January 5, 2018, to pick up prize or prize will be forfeited.
ODDS:  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
SEMI-FINALIST NOTIFICATION AND WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: The Toledo Blade is not responsible for e-mail notifications that get lost in spam filtering.
PARTICIPATION:  Participation in the Contest constitutes an agreement by each contestant to comply with these Official Contest Rules.  In the event the Contest is compromised by a computer virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering, fraud, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of The Toledo Blade which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, The Blade reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest.  Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, The Blade reserves the right to, but is not obligated to, award the prize based on the entries received before the termination date. Further, any Contest entry form that is defaced, mutilated, forged, illegible, altered, tampered with, mechanically reproduced, or which contains printing or other errors that is not legitimately obtained will be void.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By entering the Contest, contestant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or the prize, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (2) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorney’s fees; and (3) under no circumstances will any contestant be permitted to obtain any award for, and contestant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
CONSTRUCTION:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Contest Rules, or the rights and obligations of any contestant or Contest sponsor shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Ohio, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ohio.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Contest Rules shall not affect the invalidity or unenforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
GENERAL RELEASE: By entering the Contest, contestants release The Toledo Blade and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives, partners and agents from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest, status as semi-finalist or winner, or with the acceptance, possession or use of the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light).
MISCELLANEOUS.   The decision of The Blade regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.  No sponsor is responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Contest Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest.  No telephone inquiries regarding this Contest will be accepted.
We will draw a winner from the cards that are turned into one of the sponsor locations.