Sweepstakes: 2019 U.S. Open Finals Tickets

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US Open Tennis in Arthur Ashe Stadium

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Canine Journal’s U.S. Open Tennis Sweepstakes!

Two lucky winners will receive tickets (located in 100’s level) to this Sunday’s U.S. Open® finals session on September 8, 2019 in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York featuring:

  • Women’s Doubles Final at 1pm
  • Men’s Singles Final at 4pm

How To Enter (Competition Closed)

  1. Like Canine Journal on Facebook or Instagram AND
  2. Comment on the Facebook or Instagram post, tagging someone you think is worthy of this treat of a lifetime & why (tag as many friends as you like, and yes you can nominate yourself).

The entry period is from Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 6:00pm ET until Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:00am ET. A panel of judges will select a winner on Friday, September 6, 2019 at approximately 11:30am ET following contest closing. Limit one entry per person, although you may invite as many friends to enter as you like!

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How Will I Get My Tickets?

You will need to provide your name and email address as the tickets will be sent to you electronically. They are issued by Ticketmaster and are for mobile entry only (so be sure to have your smart phone powered up and ready!). Before sending you the tickets we will need to receive from you a completed and signed W9 form. Given the time sensitivity of this sweepstakes, if we do not hear from you within 3 hours of contest closing, we have the right to select an alternate winner.

 

The Fine Print

Canine Journal U.S. Open® Sweepstakes  

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 

A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

Eligibility.  This Canine Journal U.S. Open® Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to all natural persons who are legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old at time of entry. Void outside the USA, in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and other United States territories and possessions.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

Sponsorship.  The Sweepstakes sponsor is Cover Story Media, Inc. (“Sponsor”).  Sponsor and its  respective affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, and any entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration, judging or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, the immediate family members of such individuals, are not eligible to participate.  Sponsor will conduct the Sweepstakes substantially as described in these Official Rules.

Entry Period. This Sweepstakes begins on September 4, 2019 at 6:00 PM ET and ends on September 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM ET (“Entry Period”).

How to Enter.  During the Entry Period, visit Sponsor’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CanineJournal/ or the Sponsor’s Instagram page at https://instagram.com/CanineJournal/ and follow the instructions. If entering the Sweepstakes via Facebook, you must be the owner of the email account associated with the Facebook account from which your entry is made.  This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.  You understand you are providing your information to Sponsor and/or Administrator and not to Facebook. All entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned.

Limitations on Entries.  LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER ENTRY PERIOD.  No third party entry or entry through any sweepstakes service is permitted.  Any person who attempts or otherwise encourages the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter or encourage multiple or false entries, as determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified.  Use of robotic entry devices is strictly prohibited. 

Prize.  One (1) Prize will be awarded, which consists of: tickets for two (2) to the U.S. Open® Finals session on Sunday September 8th, 2019 with assigned seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow – Corona Park, Flushing, NY 11368. Tickets are located in the 100’s level. Selection of seat locations are solely within Sponsor’s discretion. All other expenses not specifically mentioned herein are solely the winner’s responsibility.  Winner will be required to provide name and a valid email address to receive Prize. Tickets are for mobile entry only. Winner agrees to accept the Prize “as is” and entrants hereby acknowledge that neither Sponsor nor Administrator is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee relative to the Prize, including warranties provided exclusively by a prize supplier. Additional terms and conditions may apply to event suppliers for which Sponsor and Administrator shall not be responsible or liable in any way for any cancellations, losses or damages.  Fair market value value of the Prize is $1,000, depending on fluctuations in event participants at time of ticketing.  Any difference between stated fair market value and actual value of Prize will not be awarded. Winner is solely responsible for any federal, state, and local taxes.  Winner must provide Sponsor with a valid Social Security number or taxpayer identification number before prize will be awarded.  [A Form 1099 will be issued to Prize winner.] Resell or transfer of Prize is prohibited.

Drawing.  Winners will be selected by a panel of judges, from among all eligible entries collected during the Entry Period taking place on or about September 6, 2019 at 11:30 AM ET at Sponsor’s principal place of business.  The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, whose decisions and interpretations on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes and these Official Rules are final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or winner and may refuse to award a prize to a person who is not eligible or has violated a rule, gained unfair advantage in the Sweepstakes, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means.  If there is a dispute about the identity of an entrant, prize will be awarded to the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by the internet service provider responsible for the domain associated with the submitted email address.  If winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with Sweepstakes rules, winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be awarded the prize by a panel of judges. Winner will be notified by Facebook, Instagram, or email.  Inability of Sponsor to contact winner by Facebook, Instagram, or email within 3 (three) hours after selection, may result in disqualification of winner and an alternate winner may be selected by a panel of judges at Sponsor’s discretion.    Prize will be sent to winner by electronic ticket transfer within twelve (12) hours after winner has been notified and accepted the prize.  If prize is returned as undeliverable, then prize will be forfeited and another winner will be selected by a panel of judges.

Odds.  The odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received, according to the eligibility requirements in the Sweepstakes.

WARNING:  ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER WITH OR VANDALIZE ANY SPONSOR-OWNED WEBSITE OR MOBILE APPLICATION OR RELATED SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE, THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE INTERFERE WITH OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

General Terms.  By entering this Sweepstakes, you promise to abide by the Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse, disqualify or withdraw any entry at any time.  Sponsor will not be responsible for any injury, damage or loss of any kind arising out of your participation in the Sweepstakes.  YOU AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS AND ASSIGNS FROM AND AGAINST ANY OR ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, INJURIES, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  Except where prohibited by law, by accepting prize, winner grants Sponsor a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use winner’s name, photograph, voice, and/or likeness without further authorization, compensation, or remuneration of any kind for advertising, promotion and other publicity purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world.  

About The Author:

Alex holds BS degrees in Management Science from the University of California at San Diego, and Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is the co-founder of Canine Journal and his first dog was a Dalmatian named Domino. Alex and Domino quickly became best pals as dog walks, hikes, an uncanny sense of what Alex was going through at any particular time, and other canine adventures enhanced Alex's life and well-being.

Alex's experience as a parent to several dogs since then have given him over 15 years of canine insight and perspective that he brings to Canine Journal. While he's been versed in everything from basic dog training techniques, canine diet and health, to pet insurance, the takeaways he holds most dear are the inspiration to live every moment to the fullest, and start each day with gusto and a tail wag.

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