Sweepstakes – Frequently Asked Questions

Check the official rules for the sweepstakes for more detail. Most sweepstakes only allow one entry per e-mail address for the entire course of the sweepstakes. If you enter more than once, we will remove any duplicate entries at the end of the sweepstakes. Entering a sweepstakes more than once does not increase your chances of winning.

You’ll find links to official rules on the entry form for each sweepstakes. The information on this page is provided for information purposes only and is not the binding official terms and conditions of the sweepstakes.

Each state has its own rules governing sweepstakes, occasionally making it more difficult for a sponsor to offer a promotion in a particular state. Florida, New York and Rhode Island often are excluded because they have more restrictive laws governing prizes of high value. Although not legally restrictive, Alaska,Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada are often omitted due to higher shipping costs for distributing prizes. Some other common restrictions include California, Tennessee and Utah for alcohol-related sweepstakes; Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia for tobacco-related sweeps; while Quebec has particularly stringent laws about sweepstakes.

Because of COPPA and child protection rules, we cannot request personal information from anybody under the age of 18.

All winners are selected by computer at random. We will contact each potential winner e-mail address and/or phone number provided at the time of entry. You will also receive a package containing an Affidavit Of Eligibility and a Publicity Release.

After each winner has been confirmed, that person’s name, city and state/province will be posted on our List of Winners.

Yes. If the prize value is more than $600, the sponsor is required by law to report the prize (awarded to a U.S. resident) to the IRS. In which case the sponsor will request your social security number and send you an affidavit to fill out. If the prize value is less than $600 the sponsor is not required to report the prize and so may or may not choose to report it. In either case it is your responsibility to include your accumulated winnings in your taxable income.

This depends on the sweepstakes. Check the official rules for more details.

Participation in a sweepstakes sponsored by Ogden Publications, Inc. is completely voluntary. In order to be a valid entry, the user must provide the requested contact information.

By entering a sweepstakes, users will receive occasional promotional e-mail offers from the magazine hosting the sweepstakes and Ogden Publications, Inc. Users can unsubscribe from these offers by using the provided unsubscribe link within the e-mail.

On occasion, we may also provide targeted lists of names and offline and online contact information for marketing purposes to third parties, subject to our Permission policies. We give users the option of not having their name or contact information disclosed to third parties.

In order to decrease typos, you must enter your e-mail address twice before you click submit. If those two fields do not match, you will get the invalid e-mail address error.

Prizes are offered by companies with whom we develop relationships. If you have a prize you feel our visitors would be interested in, please contact us.

If you have any more questions, please contact us by e-mail or toll-free by telephone, (800) 678-5779.

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