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Official Rules for Media Consumption Survey

Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this sweepstakes.


SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The 2018 Media Consumption Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on April 9, 2018 at 8:00:00 AM Central Time (“CT”) and ends on May 25, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM CT (“Sweepstakes Period”).

SPONSOR:  Bader Rutter, 1433 N. Water St., Ste 100, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (“Sponsor”).

HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter during the Sweepstakes Period

1.) The 2018 Media Consumption Survey (“Survey”) will be mailed to individuals invited to participate and complete the Survey. Upon receipt, follow the instructions provided to complete the printed Survey and complete the Sweepstakes entry portion of the form. Then, mail the completed Survey in the provided pre-paid envelope to: Successful Farming Magazine, Research Department LS255, 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-9708 to receive one (1) entry. OR

2.) Online go to and complete the Survey using the online form provided and indicate by completing the form that you want to be entered in the Sweepstakes.

Limit of one (1) entry per person throughout the Sweepstakes period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person in excess of the stated limitation will be void. There is no cost to enter. Your responses to the Survey questions will not be judged and will therefore not increase or decrease your chances of winning a prize. A completed survey is not required to enter the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by mechanical means, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All paper entries must be postmarked by May 25, 2018 and received by May 30, 2018 to be eligible. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older and the direct and intended recipients of an invitation to participate in the Survey. Employees of Sponsor, Meredith Corporation and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

WINNER SELECTION/DRAWING: On or about June 15, 2018, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period to select twenty (20) potential winners. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Sweepstakes entries received.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified via phone and/or mail and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining

eligible entries. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact potential winner or potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.

PRIZE (1):  A $100 Amazon Gift Card; Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize: $100. Gift cards are subject to certain terms and conditions are specified by issuer.  Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided.  All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Total ARV of all prizes: $2,000.

PRIVACY: When you enter the Sweepstakes, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, complete mailing address, and email address. Your information will not be sold or rented to third parties. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the entry form to be eligible. Incomplete entries are void. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor’s privacy policy at  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that:  (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prize (or portion thereof) awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

RELEASES:  By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor, Meredith Corporation and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of the prize. 

MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, illegible, misdirected or postage-due Surveys, entries or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE  LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. If applicable winner will be issued an IRS 1099-MISC tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.

WINNER’S NAMES: For the names of the winners, available after June 25, 2018, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 2018 Media Consumption Sweepstakes, c/o Bader Rutter, Attn: Winner’s List, P.O. Box 510138, Milwaukee, WI 53203. Requests must be received no later than July 25, 2018.

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