OFFICIAL RULES FOR CONTEST

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING: Open only to residents of the United States within the Waco Tribune-Herald circulation area who are currently of the age of majority in their state of residence, and who have the capacity to enter into legally binding contracts and satisfy all eligibility requirements. Employees of the Waco Tribune-Herald and its affiliates which are owned by BH Media Group, Inc. (collectively "WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD "), and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, and siblings residing in the employee’s household) are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

HOW TO ENTER: Official Blazing Hot Bingo cards (one sheet of 4 cards) will be inserted in the Waco Tribune-Herald print publication on Sunday, December 4th for the contest. Alternatively, participants may obtain Official Blazing Hot Bingo cards at the Waco Tribune-Herald building located at 900 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76701 (the “Waco Tribune-Herald Building”) during regular business hours (Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm) starting December 4th through January 6th, 2016. Only one Blazing Hot Bingo card per person per day may be picked up from the Waco Tribune-Herald Building on the dates set forth above.

Contestant must mark their official game card (using highlighter, dauber, color crayon or colored pencil only) with the corresponding lucky Blazing Hot Bingo number as it appears in the Waco Tribune-Herald.  Two (2) Blazing Hot Bingo numbers will be published in random sections inside the Waco Tribune-Herald each day. A bonus bingo number will be published on Mondays, so that a total of three (3) bingo numbers will be found in random sections in the Waco Tribune-Herald on Mondays.  The numbers will also be on display at Waco Tribune-Herald Building. If players get an eligible Bingo they must deposit their marked card in the appropriate receptacle located in the Waco Tribune-Herald Building lobby or mail cards to 900 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76701 to be entered into the Blazing Hot Bingo drawings. An eligible bingo is defined as 5 properly marked squares in a row, horizontal, vertical, diagonal, or all 4 corners, blackout or the Letter “N” (all B’s and all O’s plus an “I”, the free space and a “G” forming the letter “N”). Game cards must be readable and verifiable in order to be considered valid. Official Blazing Hot Bingo game cards must fulfill all requirements. Submissions that do not fulfill all contest requirements will be void and contestant will not be eligible to win with that game card. Game card submissions must contain entrant’s name, address and telephone number legibly printed on the back of an eligible game card.

ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF ENTRY:  As an alternative to entering the Blazing Hot Bingo drawings pursuant to the paragraph above, you may enter by delivering your name, complete address, phone number, e-mail address and date of birth, all legibly handwritten on a 3" x 5" piece of paper, Waco Tribune-Herald , 900 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76701 ATTN:  Blazing Hot Bingo. Entries submitted by this alternative method must be received by 5 p.m. on January 6th 2017 for the contest.

ENTRY CONSTITUTES PERMISSION TO PUBLISH.  Any bingo card submitted during the Blazing Hot Bingo contest (and any information submitted by the entrant on the entry or order form) may be published in the Waco Tribune-Herald newspaper, wacotrib.com or in any other form of media, at any time and for any length of time, including but not limited to publication for any marketing, advertising or other form of promotion for this contest or similar future contest by WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD, and such publication does not entitle the entrant or any other person to any form of compensation.

SELECTION OF WINNERS/ELIGIBILITY AND PRIZE:

Entries are limited to only four (4) entries per person per month. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on January 6th, 2017 for the contest. No photocopied, faxed or emailed entries will be accepted. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or damaged are void and will not be accepted or eligible. Only legible and complete entry forms on official bingo game cards will be accepted and eligible. WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD is not responsible for misdirected, lost, late or damaged entries. All entries become the property of the WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD and will not be acknowledged or returned. 

One winner will be selected at random on January 13th, 2017 for the contest from all eligible submissions in each of the following Blazing Hot Bingo drawings: (a) Blackout (all 24 squares) winner receives $1,000 cash prize; (b) Letter “N” (all B’s and all O’s plus an “I”, the free space and a “G” forming the letter “N”) winner receives $500 cash prize: (c) Double Bingo (2 or more Bingos on the same Bingo Game card) winner receives $200 cash prize; and (d) Single Bingo winner receives $100 cash prize, for a total of $1,800 awarded in cash prizes. If there are no eligible entries to select a winner, that contest’s prize money will be added to the same contest in the next month’s Bingo game. If there is no eligible entry for a particular drawing at the end of the entire contests period, WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD reserves the right not to award that prize.

DISCLAIMER:

By entering this contest, the winner assumes all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the contest and/or the acceptance and/or use of any prize and release the WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD and each of its respective owners, affiliates, officers, directors and employees, from any such liability. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use winner’s name and address for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without compensation. Winner is responsible for payment of all taxes associated with receipt of any prize.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw the transmission of this promotion and award the prizes from among the eligible entries received prior to the date of the withdrawal. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the judges, whose decisions are final. Failure to comply with these rules may result in disqualification from this promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from this promotion any person it believes has violated these rules.

If for any reason the contest is not capable of being conducted as planned due to any cause beyond the control of Sponsor, including but not limited to any event or cause which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest and disqualify any individual who may have caused any such problem. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or provider, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received by WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD on account of technical problems or delays, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE AN OFFICIAL BINGO GAME CARD OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

If a dispute arises regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the entry was made.

By entering this contest, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this contest, the drawing or the prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs, directly or indirectly associated with entering this contest, but in no event will attorneys' fees be awarded or recoverable; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to, any damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. IN NO EVENT SHALL WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE DAMAGES. IN ANY EVENT THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD TO ANY PERSON DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATING TO THIS CONTEST, PROMOTION OR THE AWARD, USE OR ENJOYMENT OF ANY PRIZE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE SUM OF $10.00.

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WINNER’S LIST:

The winners’ names will be announced on wacotrib.com and in the Waco Tribune-Herald publication on January 20th.

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