TUMS Tailgate rules


No Purchase Necessary TO ENTER OR WIN. A Purchase WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR Chances Of Winning.

The TUMS® Tailgate Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 years or older at the time of entry, with a valid Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram account. Employees, officers, and directors (and their immediate family and household members (whether or not related) of HLN, a division of Cable News Network, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), GlaxoSmithKline, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions, trustees, franchisees, participating vendors, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies and affiliated entities (collectively, with the Sponsor, the "Promotion Entities") are not eligible to enter or win. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administrated by or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  All information provided by entrants in this Promotion is being provided to the Sponsor and not to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  This Promotion is governed by U.S. law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.  By entering the Promotion, you are an Entrant and you agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”). Void wherever prohibited by law.

WHEN TO ENTER: From September 13, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. EDT to February 6, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST (the “Promotional Period”), Sponsor will be conducting this national Promotion encouraging participants to enter for a chance to win a prize in weekly prize drawings. Entries received by 11:59 p.m ET each Thursday during the Promotional Period will be eligible for the previous week’s prize drawing.  


Weekly Entry Period

Times prior to November 3, 2013 are Eastern Daylight Time;

Times on or after November 3, 2013 are Eastern Standard Time

Drawing Date


12:00 am  09/13/2013 - 11:59 pm 09/19/2013



12:00 am  09/20/2013 - 11:59 pm 09/26/2013



12:00 am  09/27/2013 - 11:59 pm 10/03/2013



12:00 am  10/04/2013 - 11:59 pm 10/10/2013



12:00 am  10/11/2013 - 11:59 pm 10/17/2013



12:00 am  10/18/2013 - 11:59 pm 10/24/2013



12:00 am  10/25/2013 - 11:59 pm 10/31/2013



12:00 am  11/01/2013 - 11:59 pm 11/07/2013



12:00 am  11/08/2013 - 11:59 pm 11/14/2013



12:00 am  11/15/2013 - 11:59 pm 11/21/2013



12:00 am  11/22/2013 - 11:59 pm 11/28/2013



12:00 am  11/29/2013 - 11:59 pm 12/05/2013



12:00 am  12/06/2013 - 11:59 pm 12/12/2013



12:00 am  12/13/2013 - 11:59 pm 12/19/2013



12:00 am  12/20/2013 - 11:59 pm 12/26/2013



12:00 am  12/27/2013 - 11:59 pm 01/02/2014



12:00 am  01/03/2014 - 11:59 pm 01/09/2014



12:00 am  01/10/2014 - 11:59 pm 01/16/2014



12:00 am  01/17/2014 - 11:59 pm 01/23/2014



12:00 am  01/24/2014 - 11:59 pm 01/30/2014



12:00 am  01/31/2014 - 11:59 pm 02/06/2014





























HOW TO ENTER:  You can enter the Promotion by using Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram. During the Promotional Period, you can enter by i) following @HLNtv, if you aren’t already (this step applies to Twitter and Instagram entry only), ii) posting your photograph of a tailgate scene, and iii) tagging your post with hashtag #TumsTailgate. Limit (1) entry per person daily on each platform. For example, you may enter a photo on Twitter and a photo on Facebook on the same day. You may post the same photo or different photos on each platform on the same day. 

Facebook Entrants: Creating a Facebook account is free at www.facebook.com.  Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address or Facebook ID. All entries must comply with the Facebook Terms of Service available at www.facebook.com/legal/terms, in addition to these Official Rules. If your privacy setting is not set to “Public”, your entry may not be visible to Sponsor and may not be received by Sponsor.

Twitter Entrants: Creating a Twitter account is free at www.twitter.com. Twitter entries must be tweeted and not submitted through direct message. Creating multiple Twitter accounts in order to exceed the limits on entries permitted by these Official Rules may result in the disqualification of all entries from such accounts. All entries must comply with the Twitter Terms of Service and applicable Twitter guidelines available at www.twitter.com/tos, in addition to these Official Rules. If your privacy setting is set to “Protect my Tweets”, your entry may not be visible to Sponsor and may not be received by Sponsor.

Instagram Entrants: Creating an Instagram account is free at www.instagram.com. Instagram entries may only be submitted by a single registered Instagram user, group submissions are not permissible. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Instagram user name. All entries must comply with the Instagram Terms of Use and applicable guidelines available at www.instagram.com/legal/terms, in addition to these Official Rules. If your privacy setting is set to "Photos are Private”, your entry may not be visible to Sponsor and may not be received by Sponsor.

Entries are the views/opinions of the individual Entrants and do not reflect the views of Sponsor in any way. All entries are subject to verification. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. All entries must be submitted in the name of an individual person and the prize can only be awarded to the person whose name is on the winning entry.  Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means will be void. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for misdirected, incomplete, lost, late, illegible, undelivered, inaccurate or delayed entries, or for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or other errors or problems which may limit or affect a person’s ability to participate in the Promotion, whether human, mechanical, typographical, printing, electronic, network or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Promotion-related materials.  In the event of sabotage, acts of God, terrorism or threats thereof, computer virus or other events or causes beyond the Sponsor’s control, which corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify entrants and/or modify, cancel or suspend the Promotion.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event requiring such cancellation.  False or deceptive entries or acts will render the Entrant ineligible.  CAUTION AND WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

HOW TO WIN:  Twenty-one (21) prize winners (the “Winner” or, collectively, the “Winners”) will be randomly chosen by the Sponsor on or around each Friday from among all eligible entries received from the beginning of the Promotional Period to that point.  The decision of the Sponsor will be final and binding in all matters.  The odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the relevant portion of the Promotional Period.  If you are deemed a Winner, you may only win one (1) Prize during the Promotional Period. Additional entries submitted by a Winner will not be eligible for an additional Prize. Eligible entries not selected will automatically be entered into subsequent drawings during the Promotional Period.

Twitter Entrants: The potential Winners will be notified by direct message from @HLNtv to each potential Winner’s Twitter account. Potential Winners will be asked to provide contact information such as an email address and/or telephone number. In the event of a dispute over who submitted a winning online entry, the authorized subscriber of the Twitter account used to participate in the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The authorized account subscriber is defined as the natural person who is assigned a Twitter account by Twitter.

Facebook and Instagram Entrants: The potential Winners will be notified via comment on the winning photo entry.  Potential Winners must follow the prize claim instructions provided as part of the notification, which may include providing Sponsor an email address and/or telephone number. In the event of a dispute, an entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Sponsor will attempt to contact the potential Winners up to three (3) times. If a potential Winner cannot be reached directly or does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours, the Prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries received at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winners must meet all eligibility requirements including the timely execution and return of all necessary releases and documents (if any) required by Sponsor.  The decision of the Sponsor will be final and binding in all matters.  

PRIZE: Twenty-one (21) Prize Winners will each receive a TUMS® Tailgating Grill Kit which includes: (a) one (1) All-in-one Gas BBQ Grill, Cooler and Tote insulated polyester cooler with gas grill, three barbecue tools and a fully removable water-resistant cooler section. (Trolley included. Propane not included.); (b) one (1) TUMS® Tailgate/HLN® branded photo magnet; (c) one (1) autographed copy of Robin Meade’s book titled “Morning Sunshine”; (d) two (2) HLN® T-shirts; and (e) two (2) magnetic, insulated beverage holders, at an ARV of  Two Hundred One Dollars and Thirty-Five Cents ($201.35) per Winner. TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: Four Thousand Two Hundred Twenty-Eight Dollars and Thirty-Five Cents ($4,228.35). 

No substitution or transfer of prizes or cash redemptions permitted by the winner(s). Sponsor reserves the right to substitute for any reason whatsoever a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at their sole discretion. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied by the Sponsor. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Each Winner is responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes (if any) as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of prize not specified herein as being awarded.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  The Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify any materials posted, uploaded, or otherwise submitted (the “Material(s)”) that are not in compliance with these Official Rules or that are deemed to be obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit, lewd, derogatory, inappropriate, threatening, objectionable or otherwise not in good taste, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Materials must be your original creation and may not contain any third party material without the proper permissions. Materials cannot defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights including but not limited to copyrights or trademarks. Use of materials that are not original to you, not in the public domain or that have not been licensed from the applicable owners by you may result in disqualification.

LICENSE:  You grant Promotion Entities and their respective designees the right, but not the obligation, to edit, remove, modify, publish, license, print, transmit, display or otherwise use the Materials, including, without limitation, any names, likenesses or locations embodied therein, in whole or in part, via all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice to you or any third party and without compensation, notification per permission.  You hereby irrevocably grant Sponsor and their designees and licensees the non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide right to use the Materials, in whole or in part, alone or in combination with other material, or as a basis for new material, as Sponsor may determine in its sole discretion and for the purposes of programming, advertising and marketing.  You may be required to execute any documents necessary to perfect such rights in the Sponsor.

WARRANTY:  By participating in the Promotion, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you are the sole creator of the Materials or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and written permissions to use and authorize Sponsor to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all Materials to enable inclusion and use of the Materials in the manner contemplated by the Sponsor and these Official Rules; (ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the Materials to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person (and, if a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) to enable inclusion and use of the Materials in the manner contemplated by the Sponsor and these Official Rules and can make written copies of such permissions available to the Sponsor upon request, and (iii) your Materials are not copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or otherwise have permission from the rightful owner(s) to participate in the Promotion and to make such Materials for the purposes intended by Sponsor. You further agree that you will not (i) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage Sponsor or any third party; (ii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; (iii) post advertisements or solicitations of business; or (iv) impersonate another person.

Materials (a) must be intended for a family audience and contain only content that, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, is suitable for a general audience; (b) must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain any nudity, sexually explicit, disparaging, libelous, threatening, or other inappropriate content; (c) must not, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than that of the Sponsor; (d) must not contain or refer to any trademarks, copyrighted works or other intellectual property without permission. 

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS:  By entering this Promotion, you consent to being contacted by Sponsor via email and/or Facebook and/or Twitter and/or Instagram. If you opt to use Twitter or Instagram via your wireless mobile device (which may only be available through participating wireless carriers and is not required to enter the Promotion), standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply for each message sent or received according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers' rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on charges relating to your participation in this Promotion. Participation in this Promotion by mobile device means that you understand that you may receive additional messages by mobile device relating to this Promotion, including notifying you if you are a potential Winner, which may be subject to charges pursuant to your carrier's rate plan. Text messaging may not be available from all mobile phone service carriers and handset models. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas. Check your phone's capabilities for specific instructions.

By entering this Promotion, you grant Promotion Entities and their designees the right, unless prohibited by law, to use your name, Twitter and/or Instagram user name, city and state of residence, voice, pictures and likenesses, without compensation, notification or approval, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the goods and services of the Promotion Entities and all matters related to the Promotion, in any manner or medium, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity.  Winners may each be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, tax acknowledgment form and, except where prohibited by law, a publicity release and return within five (5) business days of issuance of notification.  Noncompliance within this time period or failure of potential Winner to respond after three (3) notification attempts may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate Winner may be selected.  If: (i) any Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, (ii) a potential Winner declines his or her Prize, (iii) a potential Winner fails to comply with any of the Official Rules as outlined herein, such potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Winner will be selected by random drawing at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  The Promotion Entities expressly disclaim any responsibility and Entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram from and against any and all claims, actions, demands and/or liability for injury, death, damage or loss to any person or property whatsoever relating to or arising in connection with participation in this Promotion (regardless of the cause of such injury, damage or loss) and/or the delivery and/or subsequent use or misuse of any of the Prizes awarded (including any travel or activity related thereto).   

DISPUTES:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or Entrants’ and/or Sponsor’s rights and obligations in connection with the Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia.

PRIVACY POLICY: Any personally identifiable information collected will be used by the Promotional Entities solely for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Promotion as described in these Official Rules and in accordance with HLN's Privacy Policy as stated at www.hlntv.com/hln-privacy-guidelines. In addition, since this Promotion is being conducted through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, your participation in the Promotion is subject to Facebook’s privacy policy as stated at www.facebook.com/about/privacy/; Twitter’s privacy policy as stated at twitter.com/privacy; and Instagram’s privacy policy as stated at instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

OFFICIAL RULES OR WINNERS’ LIST: For a copy of the Official Rules or the Winners List (available on or about March 7, 2014), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (residents of VT need not include return postage on rules requests) to the following address by April 7, 2014 (Please specify “Official Rules” or “Winners”) – “TUMS® Tailgate” Promotion, One CNN Center, NT 1001K, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

SPONSOR: HLN, One CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303

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