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Official Contest Rules

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Shepherd Express and ExpressMilwaukee.com Contest Rules

THE FOLLOWING ARE BASIC CONTEST RULES FOR ANY AND ALL CONTESTS RUN IN THE SHEPHERD EXPRESS OR EXPRESSMILWAUKEE.COM. EACH CONTEST MAY HAVE ITS OWN SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS AND ELIGIBILITY RULES, IN WHICH CASE A SEPARATE ADDITION TO THESE RULES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE SPECIFIC CONTEST PAGE, OR AT THE SHEPHERD EXPRESS OFFICE AT 207 E. BUFFALO STREET SUITE 410MILWAUKEE, WI. 53202:

1. All Shepherd Express contests are open to any reader unless specific age is required by type of contest, participating agency or advertiser, or by law.

2. For prizes valued at $600 or less, only one qualifier or winner per family is permitted within a 14 day period. In the event a winner cannot or does not pick up a prize for any reason, that winner remains ineligible for the 14 day period. For prizes valued at $600 or greater, only one winner per family is permitted within a 90 day period. In the event a winner cannot accept prize for any reason, that winner remains ineligible for the 90 day period.

3. Winners may be required to sign a release form, and all winners agree to allow Shepherd Express to use their name and/or likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation.

4. Employees and agents of the Shepherd Express and their families, their advertising agencies or representatives are ineligible to enter contests on ExpressMilwaukee.com. Employees of other newspapers, TV stations, radio stations and other media outlets in the Milwaukee metro and their immediate families are ineligible.

5. Winners may not request substitution or other consideration from the originally awarded prize. All prizes, unless otherwise stated, must be picked up in person, at the Shepherd Express offices any weekday, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, within two weeks of winning. Holidays and weekends are included in this two week period. Designated winner's representatives will be allowed to claim prizes, provided prior arrangements have been made. If prizes are not picked up within the stated period, the winner waives their rights to the prize and said prize becomes the possession of the Shepherd Express and may be awarded to another listener at the Shepherd Express’ discretion. The Shepherd Express will not notify winners of time remaining on prizes to be picked up. It is solely the winner’s responsibility to claim their prize within the time limit specified. No prizes will be mailed unless specified during contest or if special arrangements have been made.

6. Prizes are non-transferable.

7. The Shepherd Express reserves the right to revoke prizes if the winner does not meet any or all eligibility requirements, even though an announcement may have been made on the air indicating that person was the winner.

8. A 1099 MISC Form will be completed and filed with the Internal Revenue Service for each winner who over the course of the calendar year who has won prizes with a total value of $600 or more. All local, state, and federal taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

9. The Shepherd Express may, due to the unavailability of prizes awarded, substitute another prize of equal or greater value for the prize originally won. The Shepherd Express will not be responsible, or held liable for prizes awarded to an event that is canceled due to circumstances beyond our control.

10. If any dispute arises regarding contests, the decision of the Shepherd Express will be final.

11. The Shepherd Express, its agency, and representatives shall not be liable or responsible for any claim, injury or damage from any Shepherd Express contest or prize awarded in a contest.

12. All contest entries become the property of the Shepherd Express. The Shepherd Express may withhold any or all contest materials for any reason management deems crucial to the completion of the contest, or for reasons relating to publicity and/or advertising.

13. Unless otherwise stated, multiple entries by the same person will be discarded and may be deemed cause for disqualification.

# All rules are subject to change without notice.

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