Below are generic rules that apply to all contests, promotions, booth prize drawings and website contests that don’t have their own unique rules written for them from The Gazette and all products and websites associated with The Gazette also known as Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC. This is to include but not limited to special event tables with an "enter to win box", website promotions that enlist content or registrations to win a prize and general contests. If you ever have a question, please contact The Gazette marketing department. E-mail to:

1. How to play: No purchase necessary. Refer to the specific contest for details for each contest for additional information.

2. Eligibility: To enter any contest you must be a legal U.S. resident, be 18 years old or older and have valid identification and only residents in the following zip codes (or within the physical deliver range of The Colorado Springs Gazette) are eligible to enter any contest unless otherwise specified: 80118, 80106, 80132, 80133, 80808, 80809, 80813, 80814, 80817, 80829, 80831, 80832, 80833, 80840, 80840, 80863, 80864, 80903, 80904, 80905, 80906, 80907, 80908, 80909, 80910, 80911, 80912, 80913, 80915, 80916, 80917, 80918, 80919, 80920, 80921, 80922, 80923, 80925, 80926, 80928, 80929, 80930, 81226. (There are some contests that are open to people under 18, but they must have a parent or guardian sign for them when receiving the prize. Again, refer to the specific contest. Contest is void where prohibited by law. Employees of the contest sponsor Colorado Springs Gazette and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, representatives and agents ("Contest Entities"), entities furnishing prizes or otherwise connected with the conduct of these sweepstakes and their immediate families and members of their households, are all ineligible to participate in contest.

3. Prizes: Will vary depending on contest.

4. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for prizes allowed except at sponsor's sole discretion due to prize unavailability and then only for a prize of equal or greater value. All federal, state, or other tax liabilities (including income taxes), and subsequent expenses such as (but not limited to) gas, insurance, and maintenance arising from this contest will be the sole responsibility of each winner. Prize must be claimed within ten working days of winning (or sooner, depending on prize.

5. Prize Conditions: Potential winner(s) will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release ("Affidavit/Release"). If the potential winner fails to complete the document at the time s/he picks up the prize, is found to be ineligible, or does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential winner will be disqualified. Prizes are nontransferable. All federal, state, or other tax liabilities (including income taxes) arising from this contest will be the sole responsibility of each winner. Except where prohibited by law, the use winner's entry and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Contest Entities to use said winner's name, initials, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and city and state address on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media (including The Gazette/ and/or the website), in perpetuity, without further compensation.

6. Contest Conditions: This Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Contest Administrator and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Contest or these Official Rules. Entrants generally may enter each contest only once, unless specifically noted. Winners and entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Contest Entities from and against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages, or losses to any person, including death, or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Contest. In most cases, once a person has won a prize, he/she will have two weeks (10 working days) in order to claim it (this may vary depending on type of prize and promotion), and contest winner will be ineligible to win another prize through The Gazette/, (Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC.) for thirty (30) days.

7. Limitations of Liability: Contest Entities are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable, or incomplete entries. Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC. and/or Sponsor(s) may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. Contest Entities are not responsible for lost entries due to telephonic or electronic malfunctions. If for any reason this Contest is not capable of running as planned as a result of any causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor including but not limited to tampering, unauthorized intervention or fraud which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, then, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.

8. If the winner is instructed by Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC. or its affiliates to personally pick up a prize, it must be claimed within thirty calendar days of winning or by the date specified in the contest rules. Upon pick-up of prize, proper photo identification (i.e. valid driver's license, passport, proof of insurance) from the winner is required.

9. Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC will not remind winners of the deadline for claiming their prize. It is the responsibility of the winner to claim the prize within the specified timeframe. All unclaimed prizes after thirty days will automatically be forfeited and may be awarded to another contestant. Colorado Springs Gazette is at liberty to give away any unclaimed prize at the end of the thirty-day grace period.

10. Under "unique circumstances," a representative designated by the winner may be allowed to accept the prize. Written authorization from the winner including representative's name, ID, and a photocopy of the winner's valid driver's license and proof of insurance is required. Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC. will qualify what constitutes a "unique circumstance."

11. In the event that a winner voluntarily chooses to not accept a prize, he/she automatically forfeits all claims to that prize. Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC. then has the right, but not the obligation, to award that prize to a contest runner-up.

12. Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC. may substitute another prize of equal value, in the event of non-availability of a prize.

13. Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC is not responsible for any defective prizes.

14. Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC. is not responsible for any computer, browser, server, or other equipment malfunction that may or may not interfere with contest entries. Winners will be selected only from entries received by the deadline.

15. Employees of Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC., its advertising agencies, their affiliates, representatives, and their families or households are ineligible to enter/win any contest staged on Colorado Springs Gazette owned and operated web sites.

16. Colorado Springs Gazette, LLC, its agencies, affiliates, sponsors or representatives absolve themselves of any liability, financial or otherwise, resulting from any contests staged by Colorado Springs Gazette.

17. Colorado Springs Gazette reserves the right to change the rules at any time. Additions or deletions to these rules may be made at the discretion of Colorado Springs Gazette and may be enacted at any time. Basic Contest Rules and addenda are available for review during regular business hours at the Colorado Springs Gazette office located at 30 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite #100., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903. A copy of the rules can be requested through the mail or by sending e-mail to