1. ELIGIBILITY: To enter, you must be 18 years of age or older and a legal U.S. resident residing in Maryland Washington, DC, York and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania, and Sussex County, Delaware. Winner must provide proof of age, identity, and residency. Employees (and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, parents, siblings or children) or household members (whether or not related)) of The Baltimore Sun Company, LLC ("Sponsor"), Safeway and of their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising agencies (collectively, the "Sweepstakes Entities") are not eligible to win. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited and outside area set forth above.
  2. TO ENTER: There are two ways to enter. Online Method: You may enter online by registering and logging on to, clicking ENTER CONTEST and then accurately completing the online entry form. Offline Method: You may also enter by visiting any participating central Maryland Safeway location and accurately completing the entry form (while supplies last) available in the store and depositing your completed entry form in the receptacle in the store.
  3. CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL ENTRIES: ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON AND PER EMAIL ADDRESS, REGARDLESS OF METHOD OF ENTRY. Entrants must use their own name. This Sweepstakes will be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, each entrant agrees to abide and be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, incomplete, damaged, illegible, late, stolen, or misdirected entries, or for errors in mechanical transmission, technical difficulties or inability to transmit Internet entries. Entries are void if incomplete, not legible, or if they contain errors. No electronically reproduced entries. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void such entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Sponsor not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind. You must be located in the United States at the time of entry. All received entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
  4. DEADLINES: Sweepstakes entries will be accepted starting on January 14, 2013 at noon (ET), and all entries must be received by April 19, 2013 at noon (ET). The Sweepstakes will be divided into 13 entry periods (each an "Entry Period"). The first Entry Period will begin on January 14, 2013 at noon (ET) and end on January 21, 2013 at 12 noon (ET). There will be a drawing each Monday of the following twelve weeks through April 20, 2013.
  5. SELECTION OF WINNERS: One First Prize winner will be drawn from all eligible entries for each of the first 12 Entry Periods. The First Prize winners will be chosen in random drawings to occur on or about following dates: January 24, 2013; January 31, 2013; February 7, 2013; February 14, 2013; February 21, 2013; February 28, 2013; March 7, 2013; March 14, 2013; March 21, 2013; March 28, 2013; April 4, 2013; and April 11, 2013. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen in a random drawings to occur on or about April 22, 2013. Non-winning entries will carry over from one drawing to the next. Odds of winning a prize in any drawing depend on number of eligible entries for that drawing. If a selected winner is ineligible, if selected winner does not adhere to the Official Rules, or if Sponsor is unable to make contact with a selected winner within one week of the first attempt to contact winner, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner selected by a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries for that drawing.
  6. PRIZES AND DELIVERY: One Grand Prize winner will receive a $5,000 Safeway gift card. Twelve First Prize winners will each receive a $1,000 Safeway gift card. Gift cards subject to terms and conditions thereon. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Any prize returned because of an incorrect mailing address will be forfeited. Approximate retail value of all prizes is $17,000. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and not redeemable for cash, credit or merchandise except as otherwise provided on the gift cards. No prize elements other than those listed in these Official Rules will be awarded. No substitute prizes are available; however, Sponsor may, at its discretion, substitute prizes of equal or greater value. All additional costs are the responsibility of the winner. A Sun representative will arrange for the winner to meet at their local Safeway for a picture with the manager and to receive their winning cards. Sponsor is not responsible for loss, damage or delay in delivery for any reason. All decisions regarding interpretation of these Official Rules and administration of the Sweepstakes made by the Sponsor are final and binding. All properly claimed prizes will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules.
  7. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: a. Use of winner's name: By entering, each entrant grants permission, without further compensation, to the Sponsor, and its agents and licensees, to use the entrant's name, voice, photograph, likeness and biographical material for broadcast and promotional purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes. b. Execution of Affidavit and Release: By entering, each entrant agrees that if selected as the winner, he/she may be required to sign a release and waiver of liability as well as certain tax documents. The prize may be forfeited and awarded to another entrant if the winner does not execute the prepared form of release and waiver and tax documents within the stated timeframe set forth by Sponsor, or if the selected winner is not eligible in accordance with these rules. c. Release of Liability: By entering, entrants agree to release the Sweepstakes Entities from any claim, loss, liability, damage or injury of any kind arising from their participation in the Sweepstakes or their receipt or use of the Sweepstakes prize. d. Governing Law: This Sweepstakes will be governed and enforced pursuant to Maryland law, excluding choice of law provisions. e. Waiver: Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules or the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of Sponsor’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance. f. Disputes: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
  8. INTERNET/FRAUD: If for any reason, the Internet-related portion of this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion of the Sweepstakes. If this Sweepstakes is cancelled, the Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to award remaining prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted at the Sweepstakes website. ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes if, at its sole discretion, Sponsor finds such entrant to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or if such entrant repeatedly shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: a. in a manner the Sponsor determines to be not fair or equitable; b. with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor; or c. in any other disruptive manner. No responsibility is assumed for: any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure; theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, software; failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website; or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Sweepstakes.
  9. OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS LIST: For a copy of the rules or a list of winners write to: Denisa Protani, Manager of Corporate Partnerships and Sun Insider, Circulation Marketing, 4th Floor, 501 N. Calvert, Baltimore, MD 21278 no later than August 1, 2013.
  10. SPONSOR: The Baltimore Sun Company, LLC, 501 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21278.