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1.HOW TO ENTER. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The “Preview Play” (the “Sweepstakes”) is being organized by Sun-Times Media Productions, LLC (“Sponsor”).

The Sweepstakes will run every Wednesday in the Northbrook Star Preview beginning on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, the Sweepstakes period will start at 12:00 AM CST and end at 12:00 PM on CST the following Friday. Each Sweepstakes Day, a scrambled word (the “Daily Scrambled Word”) will be published in Northbrook Star Preview dated the Sweepstakes Day. Each Sweepstakes Day, there will be one (1) correct unscrambled word selected by Sponsor to be found using all the letters of the Daily Scrambled Word for that Sweepstakes Day (the “Daily Unscrambled Word”). Enter the Sweepstakes by doing one of the following: A. VIA PHONE (the “Call-in Entry”): Call the telephone number set forth in the STM Publications where you will be asked to enter the correct Daily Unscrambled Word for that Sweepstakes Day along with your 10-digit telephone or mobile telephone number (“MTN”).

B.VIA WEB (the “Web Entry”): Go to the web site located at http://www.northbrookstarpreview.com/win (“Web Site”), completely fill out an entry form, enter the correct Daily Unscrambled Word for that Sweepstakes Day, and follow the directions to submit the form during the Sweepstakes. You must complete all required fields on the online entry form. All online entrants must have a valid email address.

All entries for any Sweepstakes Day must be received by 12:00 PM CST on the following Friday.

Any individual who attempts or otherwise encourages, directly or indirectly, the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities, by cellular phone, or uses any device or artifice to enter or encourage, directly or indirectly, multiple or false entries, as determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified. If you send your entry via text message, the prize will be awarded to the name corresponding to the MTN indicated on your entry. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a mobile telephone number/email address by a telephone company, wireless service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning telephone numbers or wireless phone numbers for the telephone exchange associated with the submitted telephone number/email address or the domain associated with the submitted telephone, as applicable. Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates are not responsible for late, lost, delayed, unclear, unintelligible, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, ineligible or damaged entries which will be disqualified or for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error that may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes. The computer clock of Sponsor is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstakes.

2.ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of Illinois aged 18 years or older, except employees of Sponsor, its parent and affiliated companies, advertising agencies, and promotional partners, and relatives of and those living in the same household as such employees. For the purpose of this Sweepstakes, relatives are defined as spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.


1-2 business days after the end of the Sweepstakes Period, the Sweepstakes Entities or their designated judges (whose decisions are final) will conduct a random drawing among all of the Sweepstakes Period’s eligible entries with the correct Daily Codes for the Sweepstakes Day during that Sweepstakes Period (other than entries of the winners of First Prizes) to determine one (1) winner.

The winners will be notified by telephone. If a winner cannot be reached after a reasonable attempt has been made by Sponsor (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) or if a valid number to be reached at regarding prize delivery was not provided, that winner will forfeit his/her prize. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given to the winner and no alternate prize will be issued for that Sweepstakes Day in that entry category. Each winner’s name and picture may be published in any of the STM Publications and/or on their websites.

4.PRIZES/ODDS: Each Sweepstakes Period, there will be one (1) prize awarded each consisting of a 4-week NorthbrookStar (logo) subscription and their name and photo in the next week’s Preview publication.

Value of each prize awarded during this Sweepstakes is $8. Odds of winning depend on number of correct eligible entries received. All prizes legitimately claimed will be awarded. All federal, state and local taxes, as well as any expenses not specified in these Official Rules, are the sole responsibility of the winner(s). No transfers, prize substitutions or cash redemptions will be made, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. Prizes will be mailed to the winners. All prize winners may be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and Publicity Release (where permitted by law), and any other documents which may be required by Sponsor.

5.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering, entrant agrees to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify each of Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, contractors, directors, officers, governors, employees and agents against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising out of either (i) any damage to entrant's cellular telephone or computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with entering this Sweepstakes; or (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize awarded in the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to any claims for damage to property, personal injury, death or claims based on defamation, rights of privacy, rights of publicity or merchandise delivery. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing or typographical errors in these Official Rules or any other materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Entrants enter at their own risk and Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for any condition caused by events beyond its control that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person it believes has violated these Official Rules.

6. GENERAL RULES: By entering the Sweepstakes (except where prohibited by law), entrants consent to the use of their names, pictures, likenesses, voices, biographical data, and/or any information contained in their entry in advertising, promotion and marketing materials throughout the world, including on the internet, by Sponsor, its promotional partners, and third party marketing entities, without additional compensation, notification, review, or approval. Sponsor’s decisions will be final in all matters related to this Sweepstakes, the interpretation of these Official Rules and awarding of the prizes. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. DO NOT call Sponsor or its promotional partners, as this Sweepstakes will not be discussed by phone, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

7. WINNERS’ LIST. For the name of the winners, send a legal-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Preview Play” Winners’ List 3701 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026. Requests must be received no later than three (3) months following the close of the Sweepstakes.

8. SPONSOR. Sun-Times Media Productions, LLC, 350 N. Orleans St., 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654.
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