2018 Reader Survey Sweepstakes Official Rules

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited or restricted by applicable federal or state laws and regulations.



1.) Eligibility: No purchase is necessary to enter or claim prize. The “2018 Reader Survey Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age and older. Employees of LINKS Magazine (“Sponsors”) and their affiliates, partners, subsidiaries, franchises, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate families or household members of each are not eligible for this contest. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law or regulations.

2.) How to enter: Simply fill in your name, email, home address, and telephone number on the online form, complete the 2018 Reader Survey online and submit the form located at www.surveymonkey.com/LINKS2018ReaderSurvey or hand print your name, complete mailing address, and phone number on a “3 x 5” card and mail to: LINKS 2018 Reader Survey c/o LINKS Magazine, 10 Executive Park Road, Suite 202, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. To be eligible for the Sweepstakes, online entries must be received between 12:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on September 18, 2018 and 11:59:59 p.m. EST on October 16, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Mailed entries must be post marked by October 16, 2018. Only one (1) entry per person/email or mailing address; entries with duplicate email addresses or multiple entries using different email or mailing addresses for a single individual will be disqualified. No liability assumed for lost, late or misdirected entries. A random drawing from all correct entries will be conducted by LINKS Magazine on or about October 22, 2018 whose decisions are final. The prize is NON-transferrable. All entries and requests become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account of the email address submitted at 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 (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

3.) Prizes: GRAND PRIZE: Golf Vacation for two to Kiawah Island, S.C., which includes the following: Two nights accommodations at The Sanctuary (double occupancy). Two rounds of golf per person at any one of the following courses: Turtle Point, Osprey Point, Oak Point, or Cougar Point. Trip must be taken between November 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019. Blackout dates may apply. Airfare and travel expenses not included. Blackout dates including holiday weeks may apply.

4.) Selection of winner: Winners will be randomly selected by LINKS Magazine in a drawing on or about October 22, 2018 from among eligible entries submitted during the Sweepstakes Period. The drawing will be conducted by representatives of LINKS Magazine. The selection of the winner will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Winners will be notified by telephone, mail, or e-mail on or about October 22, 2018 and will be given instructions on how to claim prize. Winners will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability release (and, where permitted, publicity release) within ten (10) days of notification or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5.) Release of Liability: By participating, you release Sponsor, and their subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, agents, advertising agencies, and all other associated with the development and execution of this Sweepstakes, from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance, awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of the prize, and you agree that these entities are in no manner responsible for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to the promotion and/or the awarding of any prize. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that the preceding release is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or void for any reason, the entrant agrees that, by entering the Sweepstakes, (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages otherwise increased, and any other damages, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket expenses.

6.) Additional Rules: Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a scrip, macro or use of automated devices are void. Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, garbled or illegible entries; (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible if planned golf rounds are rained out, postponed, or cancelled for any reason, in whole or in part. In that event, no compensation will be paid in lieu of the prize package. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) suspend, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes if Sponsor believes, in its sole discretion, that malfunction, error, disruption or damage, is impairing or will impair the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper play of the Sweepstakes. If Sweepstakes is terminated before the end date, Sponsor will determine the winner from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. Entry constitutes consent to the use of prize winners’ name, voice, picture, video, photograph submitted as part of entry Sweepstakes, and/or likeness without compensation for promotion purposes.

7.) Winner’s Name: For the name of the winner (available after October 22, 2018) send a self-addressed stamped envelope by November 1, 2018 to LINKS Magazine, PO Box 7628, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938.

8.) Sponsor:  LINKS Magazine.

9.) Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local or other taxes on prize, as well as all costs and expenses not specifically identified above, including, without limitation, meals, incidentals, caddie fees, gratuities, telephone calls, fuel, tolls, and other personal expenses. All arrangements are determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor can substitute prize of equal or greater value. Arrangements must be made through Sponsor or its agent. Winner is responsible for transportation to and from his or her residence to resort, including any costs associated therewith. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary on dates determined by Sponsor. Sponsor will attempt to accommodate general date requests of winner. All arrangements are subject to availability, blackout dates, other restrictions, change and travel disruptions. If any portion of the prize is canceled or postponed for any reason, Sponsor will have no obligation to award compensation in lieu thereof.

10.) Approximate retail value of prize is $1,750.00 U.S., but actual value may vary depending on costs at the time of booking, the value of services rendered, and products provided at time of travel. Airfare is not included.

11.) All entries become the sole property of Sponsor. Entrants consent to being contacted by Sponsor by email. Such consent may be withdrawn through opt-out procedures contained in all Sponsor emails.