Sweepstakes Facts

OFFICIAL RULES

Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, or have not received 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson Jansssen COVID-19 vaccine at the time of entry. 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.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Win Tickets to a Taping of The Ellen Show! Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on 10/21/21 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 11/4/21 ("Sweepstakes Period").

SPONSOR:  Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa ("Sponsor").

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit www.people.com/ellen and follow the instructions provided to submit a completed online entry form to receive one (1) entry. There is no cost to register or enter. Entering the Sweepstakes will automatically register entrant at www.people.com if entrant has not already registered. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on 11/4/21 to be eligible. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

LIMIT: One (1) entry per person and per email address, per day throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated daily limitation will be void. You may only use one (1) email address to enter this Sweepstakes.

ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older and have received two (2) doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, two (2) doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or one (1) dose of the Johnson & Johnson Jansssen COVID-19 vaccine prior to entry. Employees of Sponsor,Ellen 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 11/6/21, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period to select five (5) potential winners. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified via email and/or mail and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within five (5) 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. Entrants agree that, if they are selected as a potential winner, Sponsor may conduct a background check, and entrants agree to execute all documents necessary for Sponsor to obtain such background check. Factors that would result in disqualification as a potential winner include, without limitation, not being fully COVID-19 vaccinated, having been charged with or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, being delinquent on a government ordered payment, such as child support, spousal support, alimony, tax payments, etc.

PRIZE [5]: Five (5) winners will each receive two (2) tickets to a taping of Ellen's 12 Days of Giving show scheduled to take place on December 6, 2021 in Burbank, CA.  You'll be part of the studio audience, plus have the opportunity to receive great holiday gifts from Ellen while attending the show.

Each winner's guest must be at least 18 years of age and must have received two (2) doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, two (2) doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, or one (1) dose of the Johnson & Johnson Jansssen COVID-19 vaccine prior to December 6, 2021 to be eligible to attend the taping of Ellen's 12 Days of Giving show. Winners understand their guest may also be subject to the background check procedure outlined above and may not be eligible to attend the taping based on the results of any check conducted.

Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash (unless awarded as a check), 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, including but not limited to any/all air or ground transportation and hotel accommodations (if any) associated with attending the taping of Ellen's 12 Days of Giving.  The awarding of any prize (or portion thereof) is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. In the event the taping of Ellen's 12 Days of Giving show is cancelled or postponed, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize with one of comparable or greater value and Sponsor will then have no further obligation to winners.

Winners and their guests irrevocably waive all claims against the Released Parties (as defined below) and agrees that the Released Parties will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this Sweepstakes, the prize awarded, personal injury, or wrongful death, a potentially heightened risk of exposure to communicable diseases, viruses, bacteria or illnesses (including, without limitation, COVID-19) and the causes thereof, and sickness arising as a result of the winner participating in the Sweepstakes and related activities, wherever, whenever or however the same may occur. Winners fully understands that (a) the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and any resulting disease (together with any mutation, adaptation or variation thereof, "COVID-19") is extremely contagious and there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any place where people are or have been present; (b) no precautions, including the protocols that will be implemented from time to time by Sponsor or Ellen (collectively, the "Protocols"), can eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19; (c) while people of all ages and health conditions have been adversely affected by COVID-19, certain people have been identified by public health authorities as having greater risk based on age and/or underlying medical conditions; and (d) exposure to COVID-19 can result in being subject to quarantine requirements, illness, disability, other short-term and long-term health effects, and/or death, regardless of age or health condition. 

PRIVACY:  Registration at www.people.com is required to enter the Sweepstakes. When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, complete mailing address, and email address.  The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database and you will simultaneously be registered for Sponsor's other websites as well.  Your email address will not be sold or rented to third parties. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor's privacy policy at http://www.meredith.com/legal/privacy.  

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, Ellen 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, death, 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 (including any travel/activity related thereto). 

OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected entries or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or 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 site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site 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, epidemic, pandemic, an Act of God, 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. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules.  The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE 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 each entrant'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. Winners will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.

WINNER'S NAMES: For the names of the winners, available after 12/4/21, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt no later than 1/4/22 to: Winner's Names Win Tickets to a Taping of The Ellen Show! Sweepstakes, 1716 Locust St., LN-428, Des Moines, IA 50309. For more winner names, please visit www.bhg.com/winners.