General Contest Rules
From time to time, Albuquerque Publishing Company (APC) runs contests that giveaway prizes. Below are our general rules for contests. APC reserves the right to update these rules without notice. Unless specifically stated in an individual contests special rules, contestants agree to abide by the following terms:
No purchase is necessary to enter our contest(s).
Contestants DO NOT need to be subscribers to the Albuquerque Journal or any other APC publication.
Our contests are designed to allow only one (1) contest entry per person. Exceptions to the one per person rule will be specifically noted in the giveaways where multiple entries are allowed, for example, the annual “Gridiron” football picks contest.
Contestants must be over 18 years of age and legal resident of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia to enter.
Transportation to/from any event is the sole responsibility of the selected winner(s).
Entries must be sent using the format provided on the entry form. Entry forms may be printed and delivered to APC by hand during normal APC business hours prior to the entry deadline. APC is at 7777 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque NM 87109. For mailed or hand delivered entries, each entry must be an original hand written submission. Photocopies or other duplication methods of the required entry information are not allowed.
Winner Selection and Notification
The odds of winning will vary due to the number of entrants, the quality of entries and the quantity of prizes awarded.
All drawing winners will be notified by telephone or email only. If a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable amount of effort has been made to notify the winner of the prize (two business days), the winner forfeits his/her rights to the prize. If an email returns undeliverable, the winner forfeits his/her rights to the prize.
The decisions made by the judges regarding the contest winners are final and binding.
No purchase necessary. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning a prize. Void in Canada, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Transportation to/from the event venue is the sole responsibility of the winner. All decisions of APC are final. By entering, participants warrant and represent that they agree to be bound by these contest rules and the final decisions of APC.
APC reserves the right to cancel the contest at any time for any reason.
APC reserves the right to modify the dates and/or terms of each contest at any time without prior notice.
Contests are subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and shall be governed by New Mexico law. Winners are responsible for any Federal, State or Local taxes. By participating, entrants agree that New Mexico courts have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to the contest and agree that Bernalillo County New Mexico shall be the venue for the same. Contestants agree that the American Arbitration Association shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to the contest should any part of this agreement be determined to not be legally binding.
Prizes may not be substituted or transferred by any contest winner and a winner may not receive cash redemption equal to the value of the prize in lieu of the prize.
Prizes are offered “as is” with no written, express, or implied warranty. APC is not responsible for replacing prizes or events beyond the control of APC.
APC is not responsible for late, lost, illegible, misdirected, mutilated or incomplete entries.
Anyone using fraudulent means, including but not limited to “robot entry programs”, to participate and/or win the contest will be disqualified. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. APC RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES, ARBITRATION FEES, OR COURT COSTS) FROM ANY ENTRANT ATTEMPTING TO DO SO TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING REPORTING SUCH ACTIVITIES TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES WHICH MAY RESULT IN OR LEAD TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
APC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or prematurely conclude any contest should any computer virus, malfunction, fraud, tampering, unauthorized intervention or other cause beyond APC control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the contest. In the event of premature cancellation, APC will use reasonable efforts to pick alternate winners.
APC, its owners, its staff, its affiliates, its advertisers, and prize donor(s) are not liable or responsible for:
- Any claims, damages, losses, injuries, or death including any third party claims, arising from or relating to, in whole or in part, including entry and participation in the contest and acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prizes.
- Entries that do not follow guidelines,
- Entries and responses to winner notifications that are illegible, incomplete, late, lost, mis-delivered.
- Any technical or human errors, malfunctions, failures, etc. resulting in participation of contest(s).
- Federal, State or Local taxes.
Contest entry constitutes permission to use the entry email address for APC marketing and circulation sales efforts without further compensation.